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  • Peter Kam Fai Cheung SBS

Learn, Learn, Learn


FADE IN:

INT. STUDY - DAY

Sitting behind his laptop placed on the desk, Peter is in thoughts.

PETER (V.O.)

Having learned the

skills, these IT gadgets

add life to my years.

FLASHBACK

INT. OFFICE - DAY

Peter passes paper drafts with graphics and texts to his SECRETARY.

PETER

Please amend the ppts

accordingly. Also let me

have a spare file in a

USB. I'll bring it to the

speaking venue - to play

safe, just in case.

SECRETARY

Yes, Mr Cheung.

END FLASHBACK

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

When I retired five years

ago, I thought USB ports

were only digital data transfer

points; I didn't even know

they also serve as electric

power supply points!

Pausing.

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

When I bought my laptop

within days of my retirement,

I asked the salesman to

set up the computer and

install software for me.

Pausing,

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

Once I could do word

processing with it, I

learned how to print.

Then, using on-line

templates, I learned

how to design and print

my name cards.

Pausing.

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

When I got speaking

invitations, I learned to

prepare the ppts myself.

I brought along with my

laptop to present.

Pausing.

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

When I wanted to document

my elder son's admission

as a Solicitor, I borrowed

my wife's iPad Mini2 and

learned to use iMovie.

MONTAGE OF PETER'S LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN USING SOFTWARE

A/ EXT. HIGH COURT, HONG KONG - DAY

Peter's SON in a robe. Peter films the happy occasion.

B/ INT. CONRAD HOTEL - DAY

Peter films the reception, the CHARACTERS and activities.

C/ INT. STUDY - DAY

Checking video clips, Peter inserts long shots and close-ups in a short movie template. Peter then adds some simple texts.

D/ INT. APPLE SHOP - DAY

Peter buys his iPad Mini 3.

E/ INT. HOTEL, CHANGSHA - NIGHT

Peter edits a short movie documenting scenes and actions captured in Zhangjiajie. He dubs it: "To Mom With Love".

F/ INT. HOTEL - NIGHT

Peter films a COUPLE getting married.

G/ INT. RESTAURANT - NIGHT

Peter films a BABY'S 100-day feast.

H/ EXT. HOTEL SHERATON, JIUZHAIGOW - DAY

Scenery aside, Peter also films other TOURISTS and includes them in different short movie videos. He dubs them: "Heaven On Earth".

END MONTAGE

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

When I showed my movie

"Heaven On Earth" in public,

my photography and editing

was so good that a friend

thought I had copied the

works of professionals!

Pausing.

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

That I could self-produce

short movies using others'

licensed music encouraged

myself to include my own

music. I also learned how

to add subtitles to my

music videos.

Pausing.

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

When I learned creating

my own free website was

possible, I tried to pick up the skills in designing my

websites and in publishing

blog posts.

Pausing.

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

My music videos are

published in my website

http://peterkfcheung2.

wixsite.com/petercsounds.

I also publish them on

YouTube and Weibo.

Peter looks at his iPhone 8+.

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

I bought it believing it'd

be more handy when I

use the iMovie software.

Then I learned that using

the phone, I couldn't add

subtitles to my works.

Peter looks at his iPad Mini 5.

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

When I bought it, my

iPad Mini 3 ran out of

internal storage and I

didn' t have the time to

manage it, as my

Sakura-blossom chase

was imminent.

FLASHBACK

INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY

After connecting his iPad Mini 5 to wifi, Peter uses it to read e-conference materials. He uses his iPhone 8+ to research.

PETER (V.O.)

While I don't need to

remember so many

things, they also help

me add timely value!

RETURN TO PRESENT

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

Recently, I've published

my song: "At 65". Using

my gadgets, I've been

watching, listening and

singing it a lot. Money

can't buy my intellectual

satisfaction.

Peter watches a video clip from YouTube.

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

To everything - learn,

learn, learn...

FADE OUT. The End

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