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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

April 26

  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. STUDY - MORNING


  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


  15. EXT. GOLD COAST - NOON


  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.


  22. INT. LAKESIDE RESTAURANT - AFTERNOON


  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.


  29. INT. PETER'S NT HOME - LATER


  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


  53. INT. SITTING ROOM - EVENING


  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.


  59. INT. STUDY - EVENING


  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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