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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.


  18. FLASHBACK


  19. EXT. TAI O - DAY (LAST FRIDAY)


  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.


  29. END FLASHBACK


  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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