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And Now...


FADE IN:

INT. RESTAURANT - DAY

Racecourse view. Peter, a LADY (60s) and a GENTLEMEN (60s) sit at a table. Peter interacts with them.

PETER

(To the Lady)

I sent you a message after

yesterday afternoon. Only

then would I be sure I could

do lunch today.

The lady looks bewildered.

PETER (Cont'd)

I treasure every opportunity

to learn on the job.

LADY

Haven't you learned everything

already?

The gentleman serves tea to the lady and Peter.

PETER

Well, I've to re-learn particularly

about the practice. Preferences

differ.

The lady nods.

LADY

When I am assigned something,

I'd do it well...but I won't please

unnecessarily.

Peter signifies understanding.

LADY (Cont'd)

But I paid a price for that. I

was overtaken by somebody.

The gentleman nods.

PETER

You made it in the end!

Dim sums are put on the table.

LADY

Recently, I've declined

a well-paid full-time job.

I've been wondering if

I've made the right decision.

Peter listens very attentively.

PETER

I've also reflected on my way ahead...

Peter looks seriously at the lady and then the gentleman.

PETER (Cont'd)

Pardon me to be frank and in

in saying so...We're getting

old, our time has become

more valuable!

The lady and the gentleman signify agreement.

PETER

What we do now must be

meaningful. Money is not

all.

LADY

Yes, we can't earn them all.

GENTLEMAN

My wife enjoys taking care of

the grandchildren.

Peter nods.

PETER

I enjoy helping lowlifes in need.

LADY

Would you turn your experience

into stories?

The gentleman helps Peter and the lady with barbecue pork buns.

PETER

Yes! I write short screenplays

saving the time to make

adaptations if short movies

are made. I hope my messages

are timeless.

Peter helps the lady and the gentleman with other dim sums.

INT. STUDY - DAY

Sitting in a small sofa, Peter watches TV. We hear a MAN (60s) in the screen saying: "I write to entertain." Peter is in thoughts.

PETER (V.O.)

I write to inform, explain and

enlighten... Yes, I've a good

time in writing. Writing entertains

myself, and hopefully my readers

too!

Peter surfs the web via his phone. He finds videos and plays them. Some of them include Peter's images.

PETER (V.O.)

My stuff are raw, but real...

They reflected my mood then.

...I had a great time in creating

them...All in past tense now...

INT - POOL ENTRANCE - NIGHT

A STAFF stations at gates for concessionary fees. Peter arrives and checks a wall clock which registers 9:10pm. He shows his identity card to the staff who does not think checking is necessary.

STAFF

The pool closes at 10.pm.

PETER

Yes, I know the time.

Passing through a gate with a smart card, Peter takes the escalator upstairs. A group of kids go the opposition direction.

PETER (V.O.)

When I was young, I thought I

had all the time in the world.

People are generally older than

me. And now...

We hear the playing of a background song: My Way.

FADE OUT. The End

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