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"Give Me A Kiss (給我一個吻)..."


FADE IN:

EXT. ROAD - DAY

PETER in casual wear walks up a road. An old man (70s) is quite far ahead of him. We hear a lively song, loud and clear:"Gei Wo Yi Ge Wen (給我一個吻)..."

PETER (V.O.)

Oh. it's from his mobile

device...he must be hard

of hearing.

Peter walks past him.

PETER (V,O.) (Cont'd)

In fact, it's quite nice to

have good music on the

road. It reminds people

of romance of yesteryear.

When was the last time

I asked or heard such a

request?

Peter uses his phone camera to capture the source of his inspiration.

EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY

Peter in suit drives his EUNOS 30X. Music from the car stereo: "...So kiss me goodbye and I try not to cry..." Peter is in thoughts.

FLASHBACK (December 1968)

INT. CLASSROOM - DAY

Students listen to Peter (14) singing acapella, with emotions:"...For the last time, pretend you're mine. My darling...kiss me goodbye..."

END FLASHBACK

PETER (V.O.)

I can still recall the

longing eyes of some

girls...

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd)

Well, that was some 50

years ago...

EXT. ROAD - DAY

Coming out from the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre with a GIRL (20s) and a MAN (40s), Peter looks in the direction of the Old Caferteria beach and makes a small talk.

PETER

When I was a kid, I used

to come here...

PETER (V.O.)

I also came here when I

became a teenager...often

at night...

GIRL

The way of life has changed...

Peter and the man nod. They continue to chat until they reach a junction and part.

EXT. BEACH - DAY

Peter strolls along the beaches. We see a few loving couples walking hand in hand or lingering with inviting smiles. They gaze at Peter when he walks past them.

PETER (V.O.)

This's what life can be.

...I know I look odd...

I finished my job early

and thought I should

enjoy life too.

EXT. HIGHWAY - NIGHT

Music from car stereo as Peter drives. Then he looks disturbed.

PETER (V.O.)

"Take a deep kiss before

dying?" Those are just the

lyrics that you sing...

Pausing.

PETER(V.O.)(Cont'd)

How long has he been

gone? I remember I

bumped into him at

Stanley and he looked

sick.

Music continues to play.

PETER

Another kissing song...

The female singer died

too.

INT. STUDY - NIGHT

Working on his computer, Peter checks something.

PETER (V.O.)

Oh, the male singer died

in 2002 and the female

one in 2003. Time really

files... I've also done my

first legal task in Feb.

Peter does further research.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

The lyricist of "Give Me

A Kiss" is 陳蝶衣 - I had

a good chat with him on

the night when he was

honoured by CASH.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Oh, he wrote it in 1954 -

the year when I was born!

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Anyway, I know I'll be

kissed many times in bed

tonight without asking.

Kaji loves me and she's

a kissinger!

Peter reflects.

FADE OUT.

THE END

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