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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

All About Me

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. CENTRAL - 09:45

  4. Walking down Battery Path, Peter is attracted to signs on his left.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Oh, the Department of Justice is here.

  6. Pausing.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In the early 1980s, here used to be the Attorney General's Chambers.

  8. Recalling.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The Training Division was on 1/F. The head was in the rank of Assistant Principal Crown Counsel.

  10. Recalling.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): During HKU's summer holidays from 1982-1985, I reported duty there.

  12. Peter captures images of the scene.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, 40 years have lapsed.

  14. Act 2

  15. INT. HKU - 10:30

  16. Law library. Having returned a thick book via a self-check system, Peter leaves.

  17. PETER (V.O.): I've found myself out of place here.

  18. Strolling in the campus, Peter sees signs depicting: "HKU 111 Years"

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's a privilege that I'm an alumni.

  20. Peter captures images of the sign.

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I tried to get admitted in 1973 and 1974 to read English Literature and didn't make it.

  22. Pausing.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I was admitted to read Law in 1981 with 4-year full scholarship, it was really a dream come true.

  24. Recalling.

  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Not all Government legal scholars were admitted. And not all admitted graduated.

  26. Entering the Main Library, Peter looks surprised.

  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's so spacious and modern now!

  28. Checking directions, Peter goes to the Arts Section on 2/F, Old Wing.

  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): See if I can find anything interesting.

  30. Peter sees an old MAN having screen time in a quiet corner.

  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): He may belong to my generation.

  32. Grabbing books on "Steven Spielberg" and "Zhang Yi-Mou" from stacks, Peter flips through the pages in another corner.

  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Steven Spielberg was born in 1946, and Zhang Yi-Mou in 1950.

  34. Pausing.

  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I watched "Jaws" in 1975 and "Red Sorghum" in 1987.

  36. INT. CAUSWAY BAY - 12:15

  37. Entrance, Times Square. Peter walks past a moving and growling dinosaur.

  38. PETER (V.O.): The species had a very bad day 65 million years ago.

  39. Peter captures a few images.

  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Dinosaurs are extinct, but alive and well in people's creative imagination.

  41. INT. CENTRAL - 14:15

  42. Statues Square. Peter stares at a stone monument: "The Glorious Dead 1914-1918, 1939-1945."

  43. PETER (V.O.): Even the longest days ended.

  44. HKUST Business School. Peter exchanges greetings with AH PO, CHOLE and SHIRLEY.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Repetitions enable me to remember their names. They're millennials.

  46. Foyer. Looking out the glass panel, Peter enjoys the Victoria Harbour view.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've been volunteering my service for HKUST since 2016. I'll retire in 2025.

  48. Other COLLEAGUES join and chat with Peter.

  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I can't help getting older. If not, I'm dead.

  50. Later, Peter attends a meeting in a conference room.

  51. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The ladies and gentlemen here are the cream of the crop especially in science and technology.

  52. Having listened to presentations attentively, Peter makes interventions.

  53. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As I can't do great things now, I'll just do small things in my great way.

  54. Act 3

  55. INT. CENTRAL - 17:30

  56. Checking an answer request on his phone screen, Peter sees: Which era best describes your personality?

  57. PETER (V.O.): Born between 1946 and 1964, I belong to the Baby Boomer Generation.

  58. Pausing.

  59. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Baby boomers are goal-centric, self-assured, resourceful and value relationships.

  60. Pausing.

  61. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Such a personality is all about me. I believe I'm a human capital.

  62. Tapping the Google Photos App, Peter checks images, including the one depicting the Department of Justice.

  63. THE END

  64. FADE OUT

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