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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

A Type of Heaven

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. EXT. HONG KONG PALACE MUSEUM - 17:15

  4. PETER and OTHERS get off a shuttle bus with a label: World IP Day.


  5. PETER (V.O.): We're invited to the same reception but I don't know any of them.


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've retired from the job I loved for nearly nine years.


  8. While others go to the entrance, Peter walks towards the promenade.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Registration will only begin at 17:30. Let me explore the place a little.


  10. Peter observes the environment.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What a nice difference!


  12. Pausing.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I first came, it was virgin land. When I was in the vicinity last year, the Museum was still under preparation.


  14. Act 2


  15. INT. 2/F SOUTH ATRIUM - 18:00


  16. Registration desk. STAFF are manning it.


  17. PETER (V.O.): They're all new faces to me.


  18. As Peter gets a drink from the bar at the back, the MC on stage in the front begins to speak. We see on a big screen the images of HKUST and a lady speaking.


  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): OMG, HKUST and President Nancy IP?


  20. Pausing.


  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Have I gone to another HKUST function?


  22. Soon, the DIRECTOR of IP speaks: It has been four years since we last held the World IP Day reception...


  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Okay. That's David.


  24. Soon, a SECRETARY speaks.


  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The Secretary is a new face to me.


  26. Peter observes the AUDIENCE not far away from him.


  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Dan is standing next to a girl...


  28. Peter takes a photo of them from behind.


  29. As a SPEAKER on stage begins to deliver a keynote, GENTLEMAN#1 appears to engage GUESTS not far away from Peter.


  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's Sam!


  31. Peter waves at Sam.


  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Earlier, I declined Sam's invitation to his 50th wedding anniversary party as my wife and I happened to be out of town.


  33. Soon, they begin to engage discreetly.


  34. SAM: Are you available on May 18?


  35. Peter checks his phone diary.


  36. PETER: OK! What's up?


  37. SAM: I want you to speak as a panelist on creativity...


  38. When the delivery ends, GENTLEMEN#2, LADIES#1, 2 & 3 approach Peter.


  39. ALL: Mr Cheung...see if you can remember our names?


  40. PETER (V.O.): That's a challenge...


  41. Chatting.


  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I got Harvey, Paula & Belinda right, but got Vivien's name wrong, although I can still remember her surname.


  43. Chatting.


  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I remember she's Ms Luk because when a case she dealt with was appealed, the appeal judge got her surname wrong in the initial judgment.


  45. Later, having talked to GENTLEMAN#3 in depth, Peter notices that GENTLEMAN#4 and LADIES# 4, 5 & 6 waiting nearby.


  46. ALL: Mr Cheung, we've been waiting for you...see if you can remember our names?


  47. PETER: Simpson, Brenda, Joey...


  48. LADY#6: I'm Vivien.


  49. PETER: Yes, Vivien!


  50. Chatting.

  51. PETER: I feel that the older I get, the more important it is to remember people who knew me.


  52. Act 3


  53. EXT. HONG KONG PALACE MUSEUM - 20:15


  54. Peter captures an image of the museum at night.


  55. PETER (V.O.): No lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are sure of each other's worth.


  56. Pausing.


  57. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Reunions allow us to pick up right where we left off and make memories that may last a lifetime.


  58. Pausing.


  59. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The sweetness and joy of every reunion is a type of heaven.


  60. FADE OUT


  61. THE END













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