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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

A Little Sunshine

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. BEDROOM - 08:30

  4. Waking up, PETER looks out of the window.

  5. PETER (V.O.): No rain? A little sunshine?

  6. Recalling.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): For the past few days, everybody talked about the weather.

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I told people I'd watch the flag-raising ceremony at HKUST this morning, they warned me that it might rain.

  10. Recalling.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I wanted to support the event as I knew a lot of effort has been put into it.

  12. People looks energized.

  13. Act 2

  14. INT. CAMPUS, HKUST - 10:30

  15. VIP room. A welcoming STAFF presents Peter with a red facemask with the title and logo of HKUST on it.

  16. PETER: I haven't seen a red one before.

  17. STAFF: Just arrived this morning!

  18. PETER (V.O.): Good. It matches with my red tie.

  19. Later at North Gate. PEOPLE holding flags encircle it. Peter and other GUESTS are ushered to stand on marked spots of a red plastic carpet area.

  20. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This is the first time I participate the flag-raising ceremony at HKUST. It was thought that 11am should be the convenient time.

  21. Recalling.

  22. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I was with Government, I joined the flag-raising ceremonies at 8.00am.

  23. Peter looks up the sky.

  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Would the weather remain fine?


  26. EXT. TIANANMEN SQUARE, BEIJING - 06:00 (2011)

  27. Led to a spot in close proximity of the flag pole, Peter and his COLLEAGUES wait.

  28. PETER (V.O.): Despite the special arrangement, it's a quite a challenge to rise before the sun.

  29. Peter sees lots of VISITORS outside the restricted area.

  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As senior civil servants doing a week-long course at the Chinese Academy of Governance, we're privileged.

  31. Upon hearing "Salute to the Flag!", we see a UNIT presenting arms and raising the flag of China.

  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We honor what we stand for as a peace-loving nation.

  33. As we hear "March of the Volunteers", the flag is being unfurled and raised.

  34. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We raise our pride too!


  36. We see the flag-raising ceremony at HKUST beginning and ending. Later, a COUNCIL MEMBER talks to Peter.

  37. COUNCIL MEMBER: Would you be attending the 25th Anniversary social function this evening?

  38. PETER: The one at the Coliseum? Yes, I'm going.

  39. INT. STUDY - 17:15

  40. A special weather tip appears on Peter's smart phone.

  41. PETER (V.O.) : The typhoon #8 signal may be hoisted at 19:10? But I want to attend the social function at 20:00.

  42. Recalling.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Five years ago, when I was invited to attend a similar function, I hesitated, struggling with my retiree status.

  44. Pausing.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Upon reflection, I thought I deserved the invitation as I had contributed to the governance the HKSAR.

  46. Recalling.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): So I went. Unexpectedly, I met up with a former colleague who facilitated me to join a set of chambers.

  48. Pausing.

  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It was opportunistic. And now, I've been in private practice for nearly five years, but I've written fewer songs!

  50. Watching TV, Peter sees a notification:...Guests needn't go...the recorded show will be broadcast at 20.00.

  51. .Act 3

  52. NT. SITTING ROOM - 18:00

  53. Peter checks a WhatsApp notification: You've been added into the chat group of HKUST's Standing Committee.

  54. PETER (V.O.): More services to volunteer.

  55. Peter promptly types his response, inserting an image of "Innovative HKUST" and his red HKUST facemask.

  56. INT. BEDROOM - 23:00

  57. Peter is about to sleep.

  58. PETER (V.O.): Irrespective of the weather, for whatever activities I engage in, I create and spread a little sunshine of mine.

  59. Peter turns off the light.

  60. THE END

  61. FADE OUT

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