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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

April 26

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1


  4. PETER studies pages in a thick bundle.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Alright. I've read the respondent's skeleton arguments in the non-refoulement case.

  6. Peter then works on his laptop.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The default file opener can't open a rar file.

  8. Hitting some keys, Peter changes the setting.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Good, I've successfully extracted the files concerning a domain name dispute.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This is the little thing I do in relation to intellectual property these days.

  12. Pausing.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): April 26 used to be a big day to me. It's the World Intellectual Property Day.

  14. Act 2


  16. Grey sky. Some waves. Peter is the only swimmer.

  17. PETER (V.O.): If I can, I'd swim here. It's so exclusive.

  18. Peter sees rough waters.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I won't swim far from the shore today. I swim safe.

  20. Pausing.

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Exercising daily, I hope I can really add years to my life.


  23. Taking a corner window seat, Peter does his order.

  24. PETER (V.O.): I love the trade dress of this chain restaurant. It has developed its own brand.

  25. As a WAITRESS puts food on the table, Peter takes an image of it.

  26. PETER (V.O.): I love its Seafood Rice in Soup. The taste of the soup is special and delicious.

  27. Pausing.

  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I believe the recipe is a trade secret.


  30. Storeroom like. Lots of papers, documents and publications. Peter is clearing up the mess.

  31. PETER (V.O.): Upon retirement, I removed nearly all my stuff to my NT home.

  32. Recalling.

  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I was with the Intellectual Property Department, I dealt with intellectual property day in and day out.

  34. Recalling.

  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It was very difficult for me to decide what to keep and what to throw away.

  36. Peter reads some papers.

  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Every communication was an expression of ideas.

  38. Peter reads some documents.

  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It takes a lot of labour, skill, judgment and time to design and build Hong Kong's intellectual property system.

  40. Peter reads some publications.

  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Throwing away the stuff is like throwing away, not just my memories, but my life.

  42. Two publications catch Peter's attention.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): They're the publications of Hong Kong's Inventors' Association. Commercializing innovation has never been easy.

  44. Pausing.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): To celebrate the turn of the Century, we collaborated to promote the inventive culture in Hong Kong.

  46. Pausing.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That was over 20 years ago.

  48. Pausing.

  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I knew the late Chairman of the Association very well. He lived to 96.

  50. Peter then finds a blood pleasure monitor.

  51. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't know we've got such a device. It has been hiding here for over a decade. Would it still work?

  52. Act 3


  54. Using the blood pleasure monitor and his stethoscope, Peter's elder SON is checking Peter's condition.

  55. PETER (V.O.): I'm so proud that I can have his service at home.

  56. His son then talks to Peter like a doctor.

  57. PETER: Ah, I'm within the healthy range. Good!

  58. PETER (V.O.): I believe that has a lot to do with my daily exercises.


  60. PETER (V.O.): I don't have time to consider the domain name dispute tonight.

  61. Pausing.

  62. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Tomorrow, I'll talk to my client regarding his non-refoulement claim.

  63. Peter checks the time. April 26 is about to end.

  64. FADE OUT.

  65. THE END

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