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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


  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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