Leonie Ki Man-fung, 50, chief executive of the Better Hong Kong Foundation, is the brains behind the $100 million July 1 reunification spectacular. She hopes to get two million people to join in a record-breaking singalong during the Victoria Harbour light and sound show. What does the handover mean to you? It's the first time I can officially call myself a Chinese. All this time we've just been Hong Kongers, but we have a country now. I've interrupted my career to dedicate the last two years to Hong Kong so it means an awful lot to me. I am emotional about the handover. We're starting a new era and we believe we can make one country, two systems happen. We want the show to send out a message of confidence. It is also to celebrate our happiness at returning to China. Why are you celebrating with karaoke? One reason for karaoke is to foster a spirit of togetherness. We want everyone to sing to let all four corners of the world hear we are happy. I hope people who can't come will open their windows or come out on to their balconies and let their voices be heard. Asians are usually not very expressive, but somehow this craze has captured people's imagination - it's become part of the culture. What will you sing? One idea is for a medley of several popular songs so you don't have to memorise a whole song. We may sing for about 12 minutes a mix of well-known songs. I'm thinking about Pearl of the Orient, Children of the Dragon and Under the Lion Rock, which expresses our love for Hong Kong. What's your own party piece? I sing the slow ones and the Mandarin songs. Actually I don't sing much, sometimes you have to at a dinner party or wedding banquet, but I don't like performing. I prefer singing with friends. So will it be louder than an Elton John concert? I would like at least two million people to sing, but I hope no one will take any decibel measurements and penalise me for creating too much noise. It's only for one hour and I hope people will let go and enjoy themselves.