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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

A Type of Heaven

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1


  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


  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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