EMILY LAM Everyone brought up in Hong Kong knows Harry Wong Cher- hong. Known as 'Big Brother Harry', he hosted RTHK's educational TV show Musical Seedlings from 1986 to 1991. Now 36 and a father of two, Wong is deputy channel director and programming host at Metro Broadcast's FM Select. He also hosts educational TV show Basic English for RTHK. Music has been the moving force in his life. Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in London, Wong has worked as a music teacher, a host for children's musical TV shows and a disc jockey. He said music and children were the two things he loves. 'Music offers you an unlimited imagination and children always remind you to go on the right path.' Music is important in his shows to help stimulate young children to learn. 'By learning music, you may learn other languages, cultures, maths, how to share and how to express yourself,' he said.'Music allows you to use your imagination. 'Children can also learn by sitting still in a classroom . . . but it might limit their thinking. 'On the contrary, if you put things into lyrics and notes they will learn fast by singing it out. 'Music allows them to ex press their feelings and stimulates them to think.' Wong said his style was deeply influenced by his father, Wong Ka-ming, one of the first generation of children's educational TV hosts in Hong Kong in the 1960s. Then, Wong helped control a puppet in his father's Happy Birthday show. He saw his father play magic, sing and get the audience to take part in the show. 'Children are amazed by tricks,' Wong said. Puppet 'Raisin Bun' and other funny props now star in Basic English. 'Nowadays, adults have a big excuse saying that their children are too complicated to understand,' Wong said. 'Parents don't understand their children only because they are not willing to spend time playing and communicating with them. 'In Chinese society, there is a gap between parents and children. Parents are too self-conscious to do the right things. 'Children love seeing adults doing silly things. Children are not looking for 'Superman'. Rather, they look for someone who can share their views. 'We all are pilots. We fly a flight equipped with the latest technology and fuelled with knowledge. So we have to keep learning new things and finding new destinations to catch up with new challenges.'