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Among Other Things


FADE IN.

INT. STUDY - NIGHT

Shutting down his computer, PETER looks tired.

PETER (V.O.)

I've a working lunch

and an evening

reception to attend

tomorrow, among

other things.

INT. SLEEPING ROOM - DAY

Waking up and grabbing his phone, Peter immediately sees a What'sApp message: See my email to you.

PETER (V.O.)

Your email?

Peter checks his mail inbox, and then the junk mailbox.

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

Oh my god, they've

all gone to my junk

mailbox.

Peter taps and reads the attachments, and then types.

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

Oh, someone wants

to talk to me too. Let

me call right away.

Peter talks and talks over the phone for a long while before ending it.

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

Done...I should have

gone to get my new ID

card, but I can't make

it now. I don't want to

be late for my lunch

appointment.

Peter looks at his mirror image.

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

My hair looks terrible...

I've got to die it.

INT. PAPILLON RESTAURANT - DAY

Black-haired Peter in a three-piece suit meets and greets two GENTLEMEN. They chat and chat, as they're having their lunches.

PETER

Okay, let me write

a white paper of the

project as my New

Year resolve!

The GENTLEMEN nod. Later, they part.

EXT. WANCHAI ROAD - DAY

Peter thinks as he walks.

PETER (V.O.)

Let me go to Kwun

Tong to get my new

ID card. It's so

inconvenient without

it.

INT. REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICE - DAY

Presenting a chit, Peter does a finger printing and then gets his ID card.

PETER (V.O.)

At last!

His phone rings.

SOMEONE

(From phone)

Your car has been

repaired and you

can collect it shortly.

PETER

I'll come soon.

Then, Peter sees a WeChat notification. He hears the voice mails.

PETER (V.O.)

I've to speak in Bejing

and won't go to

Shanghai. We can

chat over WeChat.

Peter types and types on his phone as he is leaving the office.

After that, Peter sees a What'sApp notification: Have you got your conference pass?

Peter types: I'm going to collect it at my chambers later today.

EXT. CAR REPAIRER - DAY

Having paid, Peter drives a blue Mercedes away.

PETER (V.O.)

It wasn't cheap but the

ride quality returns to

normal. If I didn't pick

it up now, my next window

will be two days later.

INT. OFFICE, HONG KONG BAR ASSOCIATION - DAY

Having signed on some forms, a STAFF (30s) presents Peter with two white cards.

PETER (V.O.)

Great! My new Bar

Membership card

and Court Library

card. My professional

practice won't be

inconvenienced any

more.

INT. CHAMBERS - DAY

Holding some papers and a pass, Peter is about to leave. A SECRETARY (50s) intervenes.

SECRETARY

Mr Cheung, about the

dates that you want me

block off your diary. I've

already done that.

PETER

Many thanks. I want to

give priority to my

voluntary work.

INT. DEACONS, SOLICITORS - NIGHT

A reception. Peter mingles and chats with LADIES and GENTLEMEN. Peter then talks endlessly to GENTLEMAN#1.

GENTLEMAN#1

There're very few people

like you who care so

much about the public

good.

Peter acknowledges that.

As he 's leaving, the HOST (40s) thanks him.

HOST

Peter, you're the first

to arrive and the last

to leave.

PETER

(Shaking hands)

Thank you!

INT. MTR STATION - NIGHT

Ticket counter. Having presented a pink letter to a STAFF (40s), Peter gets some money in return.

STAFF

The balance of

your lost Octopus

Card.

PETER (V.O.)

Well, only in Hong

Kong can I do so

many things in a

day!

FADE OUT. The End

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