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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

A Nice Weekend

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. EXT. TRAIN CAR - 13: 00

  4. PETER is researching with his smartphone.

  5. PETER (V.O.): These court cases about fingerprints are quite interesting.

  6. Pausing.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The one I'm dealing with is a relatively small matter but the legal principles are the same.

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm going back to chambers to research further. My wife is doing office work at home.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Meanwhile, papers in another case have been delivered to my chambers today.

  12. Recalling.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yesterday evening when my learned friend confirmed there's no further development, we wished each other a nice weekend.

  14. Act 2

  15. INT. CHAMBERS - 14:30

  16. Having read a thick book, Peter puts it back on the bookshelves.

  17. PETER (V.O.): I've satisfied myself that I'm pretty well-prepared.

  18. Pausing.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In fact, I've read the relevant chapters before.

  20. Pausing.

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Having a case in hand, I'm more focused and I learn fast.

  22. Pausing.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races are taking place today and tomorrow, I'll go and watch it now.


  25. Crowded. SPECTATORS gather under a long row of big umbrellas.

  26. PETER (V.O.): The very few unoccupied spots are without umbrellas.

  27. Peter looks up at the dark clouds.

  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't have an umbrella, but I don't mind getting wet a little.

  29. Taking an unoccupied spot, Peter looks happy.

  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd):How nice! I'd be able to take good video clips.

  31. We hear from a loudspeaker: ...The HKUST team is on the 5th lane...

  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's great, I can witness how the HKUST team performing.

  33. Light showering.

  34. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I affiliate with HKUST. I've a desire to see HKUST succeeding in every way.

  35. Showering.

  36. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's okay...Start the race now!

  37. As it begins to pour, we see spectators opening their umbrellas blocking Peter's vision.

  38. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh dear.

  39. As Peter surrenders his spot and runs for cover, we hear from the loudspeaker: The race is on!

  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I can't see any dragon boat from the starting line now.

  41. We hear from the loudspeaker: ...The HKUST team has a fast start and is leading...

  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Establishing an early lead can build momentum.

  43. Pausing.

  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I must go to the area near the finishing line.

  45. Under the rain, Peter rushes towards the area near K11.

  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I must capture the finishing moments.

  47. We hear BYSTANDER#1 talking to BYSTANDER#2: The HKUST team can't maintain its lead. They're burning out.

  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Leading from start to finish isn't always easy.

  49. Thinking.

  50. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I like to think that's strategy as the team doesn't need the first position to qualify for the final.

  51. Act 3

  52. EXT. KOWLOON ROADS - 16:30

  53. Sitting in a bus, Peter checks his video clips. We see dragon boat races.

  54. PETER (V.O.): For the past Monday to Friday, I'm grateful for all the small things and big things.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As I've done today what I meant to do on Monday or Tuesday, I don't need to think about anything now.

  57. Pausing,

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Just smile and enjoy the nice weekend.


  60. A. A cosy restaurant. COUPLES#1 and #2 are having dinner with a younger COUPLE#3, chatting happily.

  61. FADE OUT

  62. THE END

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