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Make Me Happy


FADE IN.

INT. SLEEPING ROOM - DAY

PETER wakes up.

PETER (V.O.)

I slept well. My bed

is better than any

other bed.

INT. SITTING ROOM - DAY

Breakfast is put on the table. KAJI, Peter's pet stares and whines at him. Then they begin to share breakfast together.

INT. LAWYERS' OFFICE - DAY

Having returned some papers to STAFF#1 (20s) and is about to exit, PETER hears the staff saying: Happy New Year.

PETER

(Nodding)

Thank you.

PETER (V.O.)

Well, I've just completed

an assignment that

began last Oct. I did

my best to advance

my client's interest.

FLASHBACK

INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY

End of meeting. A CLIENT shakes hands with Peter with both hands.

END FLASHBACK

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

And that made me

happy.

EXT. LIFT LOBBY - DAY

Peter waits inattentively for the lift.

PETER (V.O.)

I only came back to

Hong Kong yesterday

morning. My January

trip to Tokyo also made

me happy.

INT. STUDY - DAY

Focusing on the computer screen, Peter types and edits.

PETER (V.O.)

I must continue

drafting my domain

name decision and

deliver it in good

time. The Chinese

New Year is coming.

Phone rings. Peter takes the call.

CALLER (O.S.)

(From phone)

Happy New Year...

PETER

Have I missed a

deadline again?

CALLER (O.S.)

(From phone)

It's noon today...

PETER

(Surprised)

OMG! Let me check

my junk mail box and

respond to you shortly.

Peter taps his phone screen.

PETER (V.O.)

Oh, yes, here it is.

After studying the content, Peter types: I endorse the recommendations and tap: SEND.

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

I give precedence in

doing voluntary work.

Doing meaningful

stuff makes me

happy.

INT. SWIMMING POOL - DAY

Having done a few backstrokes, Peter, without wearing goggles, practises his dolphin kicks with his hands on clinging to the pool wall.

PETER (V.O.)

As I forgot to bring my

goggles, little practice

like this can make me

happy meanwhile.

INT. MALL - NIGHT

Walking towards a busy cake shop, Peter sees chicken pies in a display tray.

PETER (V.O.)

Oh, they're still available.

I'm so hungry after the

little exercise...

Seeing a small notice tent card, Peter looks surprised.

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

Buy two, get one free?

STAFF#2 (40s) approaches.

PETER

Two chicken pies please.

STAFF#2

(Pointing at a larger tent card)

Do you want a cake

dessert as well? We're

doing a promotion.

Seeing strawberry cake desserts, Peter nods and pays with an Octopus card.

PETER (V.O.)

OMG! Just HK$33

for three chicken

pies and a strawberry

cake dessert! I didn't

see such offers in

Tokyo.

INT. STUDY - NIGHT

Phone in hand, Peter sees a new notification: Mega Sales!

PETER (V.O.)

Perhaps I should fix

my June trip now.

Peter taps the phone screen and checks some details.

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

Not bargain prices at

all.

Pausing.

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

I booked my March trip

just before the New

Year, it was bargain

price. Let me check

how much would it

cost now?

Having tapped on the phone screen, Peter looks very surprised.

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

OMG, I'd have to pay

100% more.

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

As a senior citizen,

little things like these

make me happy!

Peter smiles.

FADE OUT. The End

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