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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

All My Bags Are Packed

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. BEDROOM - 08:00

  4. Waking up, PETER checks the MyObservatory App on his phone.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Oh, the strong wind signal is still no. 3. My wife has to go to work. She has to pack her bags later.

  6. Pausing.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We've already checked in yesterday. But I haven't packed my bags yet. I still have meetings to attend later today and tomorrow.

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We're going to UK with our younger daughter to witness her graduation ceremony.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We also help her to bring home her left-behind belongings in UK.

  12. Pausing.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As usual, we've hired a car, motoring for nine days.

  14. Act 2

  15. EXT. ESTATE STREET - 12:30

  16. Peter walks towards the mall.

  17. PETER (V.O.): It's quite cool today.



  20. Street. A sweating Peter is mesmerized by a restaurant sign: Fully air-conditioned.

  21. PETER (V.O.): See if could get a table here.

  22. Having enquired with a STAFF, Peter is seated in the only vacant table.

  23. Pausing.

  24. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): Earlier, there was a long queue. I believe the outlying islands are crowded on Saturdays and Sundays.

  25. Later, at the bus terminal. Peter sees a long QUEUE for Route#11 to Tung Chung and just one PERSON for Route#1 to Mui Wo.

  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yesterday, I took Route#11A from Upper Cheung Sa Beach to Tung Chung. Taking the MTR, I arrived home half an hour earlier than from Mui Wo.

  27. Peter waits for Route#1 bus.

  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I like taking ferries.


  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But on typhoon days, taking ferries may not be enjoyable, even if services are still available.

  31. INT. STUDY - 14:00

  32. Attending a Zoom meeting, Peter gets a call.

  33. PETER (V.O.): Oh, my wife has returned home. The strong wind signal#8 has been up for some time.

  34. Peter hangs up.

  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Good, her holiday mood should have begun, as she has taken leave tomorrow.

  36. INT. STUDIO - 17:30

  37. Watching an online piano tutorial on screen, Peter is practising his fingering on a Clavinova.

  38. PETER (V.O.): For the past few weeks, I've been playing it everyday.

  39. Watching.

  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I want to play the easy-listening piano music reasonably well.

  41. Playing.

  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm doing better each day. But I'm flying out tomorrow evening.

  43. Watching.

  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's never occurred to me that I'd miss the Clavinova.

  45. Playing.

  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): To fill the gap, should I bring a roll-up piano keyboard while travelling?

  47. Pausing.

  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I used to bring a traveller guitar while travelling. But then I realized that I wouldn't miss the opportunity to expand my mind.

  49. Reflecting.

  50. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Have I got used to not travelling?

  51. Act 3

  52. INT. BEDROOM - 21:30

  53. Peter takes a look of the bags near him.

  54. PETER (V.O.): All my bags are packed. I'm ready to go.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I haven't been to everywhere. UK isn't unfamiliar to me. Our next travel destination is South Korea. We've already booked our flights.

  57. Reflecting.

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Let me continue to live my travelling life by GPS, not a guitar or a piano.

  59. THE END

  60. .

  61. FADE OUT

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