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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Cherished Moments

Updated: Jun 23, 2022

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. STUDY - 10:00


  4. PETER is reading an annual statement of an insurance policy.

  5. PETER (V.O.): The insurer expects my policy would continue beyond age 138.


  6. Pondering.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My wildest dream is to live to age 133. The insurer cherishes me more.


  8. Peter checks the time.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My engagement today is to have lunch with an accountant couple who're my old friends.


  10. Pausing.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Due to the emerging 6th wave of Covid-19, we've changed the venue to a restaurant at Jardine's Lookout.


  12. Pausing.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yearning for my mini tour, I can't wait to go.


  14. Act 2


  15. INT. JARDINE'S RESTAURANT - 12:30


  16. Members only. Few GUESTS. Following a LADY and a GENTLEMAN, Peter takes a seat at a table for three.


  17. LADY & GENTLEMAN: We often come here for dim-sums.

  18. PETER: How nice! I'm waiting for my wife to retire so that I may do the same.


  19. LADY: We had lunch together before going to the Government House to get our SBS.


  20. PETER: Oh yes, that was in 2014. Eight years ago now.


  21. LADY: If the golden era begins at age 60...


  22. GENTLEMAN: Let's do our orders first.


  23. PETER (V.O.): Not having seen each other for over half a year, we've so much to share.


  24. They do orders together.


  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As senior citizens, we know so much of what happens in life is out of our control.


  26. Dim-sums put on the table.


  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We exchange whatever ideas how to respond to it.


  28. They begin eating.


  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's like a mutual therapy.

  30. They continue chatting.


  31. INT. MTR STATION - 14:30


  32. At gates, Peter searches his trouser pockets.


  33. PETER (V.O.): Where're my keychains and the Octopus card? They should be in one of the pockets.


  34. Recalling.


  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I was holding them in my hand shortly before entering the restaurant.

  36. Worrying.


  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I'm excited or preoccupied, I can become careless.


  38. Searching his hand bag, Peter finds the stuff.


  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What a consoling moment!


  40. INT. TRAIN CABIN - 15:00


  41. After having some screen time, Peter checks his hand bag.


  42. PETER (V.O.): OMG, my hat isn't there!


  43. Recalling.


  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Have I left it in the restaurant? Probably.


  45. As a the train stops in a station, Peter exits.


  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I bought the hat in the Indianapolis 500 in 2007. It triggers lots of cherished memories. I can't let it go.


  47. Touching his head, Peter finds the hat with the words & device "Indianapolis 500 Est 1911" on it.


  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What a stupid moment!


  49. Thinking.


  50. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Has life possessed me and shut my mind when I've cherished moments?


  51. Act 3


  52. INT. STUDY- 17: 00


  53. A happy Peter picks up an old White "Yamaha" electric bass to play on the drum beat.


  54. PETER (V.O.): Cherished moments happen when friends get together. I'm so happy.


  55. Pausing.


  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My accountant friends have taught me to be prudent to the extent of zero-tolerance.


  57. The TV is broadcasting a documentary on Futurescape.


  58. :PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Caltech is researching into genes creation that might re-define life.


  59. Recalling.


  60. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Knowing that must be a cherished moment to my insurer.


  61. THE END


  62. FADE OUT







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