The story continues, Ar-Bok defeated Ting Hai simply not because he has strong self belief. No doubt he believed his wife could brought him luck and inspirations. No doubt he believed he has some six sense but above all, he understood the power of liquidity. In his term, he called it "borrowing lucks".
Prior to market collapsed, Fong Chun Sang helped some very righteous businessmen who refused to bribe to get their company listed. One of them believe to be "Li Ka Shing" who had a concrete plan of what to do with his business. He had done tremendous home works to acquire companies on cheap if these companies collapsed when the bubble pricked. He had visions of how a port can turned into luxury properties in the future.
Many years later Ar-Bok's father after passed away, he thought these businessmen can help him as a favor of Ar-Bok's father had done. He presented three halves HKD 500 that represent a gentleman agreement for favor repayment.
Ar Bok requested these three richest men in Hong Kong to help him to buy stock when stock market opened on Monday. The powerful liquidity would surely flushed out short sellers.
The promised was fulfilled. Hang Seng index broke above 10,000 for the first time. In reality, 1992 actual Hang Seng index was at around 4300. The script writer over exaggerated the number by doubling it yet we took 11,210 as absolute truth because it is so familiar to us.
The drama ended with bitter sweet when Ar Mui died in the arm of Ar Bok's arms peacefully. She seems to be perfectly happy as she thought all her dreams had been fulfilled. How a person feel with not so happy ending tells a lot about a person. It tells a lot whether a person can accept imperfection is just part of this world. We can't have everything going our way, it's just unrealistic. Though we may feel a little sober for a few hours thinking of the satisfying ending(not perfect ending) but we just got to move on.................