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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Beauty Everywhere

  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. STUDY - DAY


  4. Peter checks his Quora App notifications.


  5. PETER (V.O.): This App is like an on-line intellect game to me.


  6. We see an answer request on phone screen: If the world is full of wonders, why are people bored?


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): They don't know what they don't know, missing the exploratory interest.


  8. People types his short answer on the phone.


  9. EXT. TAI TAM ROAD - DAY


  10. Peter drives a numeric blue SMART.


  11. PETER (V.O.): Today is another sunny day. Where should I go? I visited Shek O yesterday.


  12. Peter drives past the Shek O road junction.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I want to explore a place that I've never been...


  14. Traffic jam ahead.


  15. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, how boring. Although I haven't had any particular place to go, to get stuck here can't be better than re-visiting Shek O!


  16. Traffic moves again. Peter's car passes road works and then the Tai Tam Reservoir.


  17. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The view is peaceful, but I can't stop to take a photo.


  18. Act 2


  19. EXT. TAI TAM TUK AREA - DAY


  20. Seeing an access road on the left, Peter turns into it.


  21. PETER (V.O.): When my elder son was studying at Stanley, I drove past the road for 11 years. I didn't seem to notice this access road.


  22. Peter drives very carefully along the single-lane road.


  23. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): This time is different as I meant to explore.


  24. Arriving at the end of the road, Peter sees a small road junction by the sea.


  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): See if I can park my car here.


  26. As Peter carefully drives into the junction, he discovers something.


  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, there's another single-lane road by the sea. Perfect!


  28. As Peter drives along, he sees some water sports in a distance.


  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): There's another world here.

  30. Driving past some small houses, Peter sees an old signage: Tai Tam Tuk Village.


  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I only know about the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir, the village is new to me. Now, I'm here.


  32. Then, Peter sees the road ahead narrowing into a pedestrian path. He stops it under the tree shades.


  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm at the end of the road. I'm not blocking any traffic. Here's calm and nice.


  34. Getting off of his Smart, Peter sees a leaking tap nearby. Getting a tissue from his pocket and making it soaked, Peter cleans the car's windscreen.

  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's my turn to serve the car.


  36. Some hikers pass by as Peter continues to clean it.


  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It looks beautiful here. Let me take some photos, capturing the moments.


  38. Peter finds his artistic angles, including from the rear of the car.


  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, from the reflection of the windscreen, I can see a cyclist approaching. Here's really the place to get lost.


  40. Peter captures the mood via his phone camera.


  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Great shot! I really find beauty everywhere.


  42. Driving back along the road, Peter reaches the road junction again. Suddenly we hear a loud sound, and the warning lights on the dashboard pop up.


  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I have driven onto an uneven road surface, breaking the inner peace of my car's braking system.


  44. Switching off the engine and restarting the car again, Peter sees that the warning lights don't go away. He steps on the brake pedal.


  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I believe the braking system is okay. Let me change to manual transmission to play safe. Oh, I haven't used the alternative shifting mode for years.


  46. Act 3


  47. INT. CAR PARK - DAY


  48. After parking his Smart, Peter drives away a Mercedes.


  49. PETER (V.O.): The problems of my cars are due to one reason - I seldom drive them. I should make them all occupied so that they'd function well.


  50. Pausing.


  51. PETER: And me as well! Today's staycation is pretty unique as I didn't plan it. It has cleaned my spirit too.


  52. INT. STUDY - DAY


  53. Peter checks his Quora notifications.


  54. PETER (V.O.): How to describe the attitude of tourist these days?


  55. Thinking.


  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What excites and delights. Nature often gives me far more than I seek.


  57. Peter checks this Photos App.


  58. PETER (V.O.): I really love the snapshot I took at Tai Tam Tuk Village. I've captured all beautiful things in one photo. It has to be the feature photo of my today's story.


  59. Peter looks happy.

  60. FADE OUT.


  61. THE END


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