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Cards Story 4


FADE IN.

INT. SITTING ROOM - DAY

PETER notices a pile of letters on a door-side table.

PETER (V.O.)

Are my new cards coming

in?

He puts his hands to feel the letters before opening them. Seeing cards inside, Peter smiles.

PETER (V.O.)

Let me begin again to

manage my cards. I

don't even know how

many cards I've got.

As he puts them carefully on one side, his phone rings.

CALLER (O.S.)

(From phone)

Mr Cheung, your new Bar

Membership card and new

High Court Library card

are ready for collection.

PETER

(To phone)

Many thanks!

Peter smiles again.

INT. CAR TESTING CENTRE - DAY

STAFF#1 (40s) is receiving Peter as he takes out a KFC credit card from his handbag.

PETER (V.O.)

I didn't lose this card as

I seldom use it and had

put it aside. Now, it plays

its role.

EXT. CAR REPAIRER - DAY

After a MECHANIC (40s) is finishing replacing the light bulbs of Peter's car, Peter pays cash at the counter.

PETER (V.O.)

I often pay by EPS here,

but I lost my EPS bank

card. My cash in hand is

now fairly limited.

FLASHBACK

INT. FAMILYMART, FUKUOKA - DAY

Counter. Peter uses his index finger to direct the attention of STAFF#2 (20s) to some food inside a shelf, and then holds straight his index finger. As STAFF#2 takes out the food, Peter nods.

PETER

IC Card doh.

Peter then presents an ICOCA CARD on the reading machine and pays. We hear: "Dout!"

PETER (V.O.)

It's so user-friendly.

I don't need to bother

with the change.

EXT. HONG KONG AIRPORT - NIGHT

Bus stop. Peter gets on board a bus and pays with a mini green OCTOPUS CARD. "Dout!"

PETER (V.O.)

Again, I've bought for

awhile and put it aside. It's the only Octopus card

that is still with me. And

since I lost my wallet,

I've made it the main

card to access to my

car parks.

END FLASHBACK

Peter drives away.

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

Oh, yes, I haven't gone

to any petrol-filling

station since I lost my

wallet. How can I reapply

for my Driver Rewards

card? That can wait

though.

EXT. ROADS - DAY

As he walks towards a swimming pool premises, Peter remembers something.

PETER (V.O.)

Oh, my younger son's

coming home tomorrow

and I've promised to pick

him up at the Airport. I

had better get going with

getting a new Driver

Rewards card.

Having used his phone to surf the web, Peter makes a call and engages in a conversation.

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

...That's how I can get

my new Driver Reward

card right away...

INT. PETROL FILLING STATION - NIGHT

A wet-haired Peter speaks to STAFF#3 (50s), who presents him with forms to fill in, and then a SMILES CARD. Grabbing the card as he leaves the office, Peter smiles.

PETER (V.O.)

The label "Smiles" is just

a mark. Not until I lost

most of my cards, I wouldn't

care about them. I'm now

happy with the substitutes.

Pausing.

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

Having a positive mindset,

I still wish I could find or

have the originals back

again.

Pausing.

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

I want to understand how

did I lose my wallet! My

first time in 65 years!

Peter puts his hand to feel his handbag.

FADE OUT. The End

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