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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

It's Mid-Autumn Festival Again ( 又到中秋)

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1


  4. PETER, his WIFE and their pet in carrier cart are among the crowd.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Happy times!

  6. Strolling.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Last year, Covid-19 vaccinations weren't available.

  8. Strolling.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In 2019 in Hong Kong, there wasn't any peace and order.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The path one walks on can look very different when one turns around.

  12. Seeing a man-made lighted-up moon by the water front, Peter and his wife capture the moments with their phones.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This year, Hong Kong's moon is particularly round.

  14. Act 2

  15. INT. STUDY - DAY

  16. Focused, Peter taps on his mobile screen.

  17. PETER (V.O.): I bid for the stocks of a company at a very low price.

  18. Pausing.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I had wished to buy the company's stocks when they're available for sale in Hong Kong, but I missed the opportunity.

  20. Pausing.

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As anticipated, the company's stock prices continue to rise and peak.

  22. Pausing.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But like any property cycle, the company's stock prices began to fall a year ago...

  24. Peter receives a notification.

  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, my order was fully fulfilled. Is the Hong Kong stock market continuing to slump?

  26. Wondering.

  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Anyway, my buying wish has come true.

  28. Peter checks his junk mail box.

  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, the domain name dispute resolution centre has resent a Notice of Appointment to me.

  30. Pausing.

  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Somehow, the centre's mails have all been going to my junk mail box. I did miss an appointment before.

  32. Swiftly, Peter types his reply.

  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The earlier the task is fixed, the better we're in welcoming the Mid-Autumn Festival.

  34. Soon, Peter sees an incoming mail.

  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Done!

  36. After typing his acknowledgment, Peter adds Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! before sending it.

  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yes, I've written a song entitled It's Mid-Autumn Festival Again (又到中秋).

  38. Pausing.

  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I had written this song with bi-lingual lyrics well before I began private practice in Sept 2017.

  40. Pausing.

  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I wrote the song, I didn't quite know what my future would hold.

  42. Pausing.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The sound recording was done by myself - in a take. The singing part was particularly challenging.

  44. Finding his song on YouTube, Peter shares it with his chat groups. Then, he sees a comment.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): "I'm great"? This is a remark from a distinguished music professor!

  46. Pausing.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): OMG, should I write more songs?

  48. Thinking.

  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Writing and publishing screenplays, I know I can do it daily. For songs, I still have many unpublished ones written a long time ago.

  50. Act 3


  52. As Peter and his WIFE are watching the full moon, some cyclists pass by, playing songs at the same time.

  53. PETER (V.O.): When there's harmony between nature and humankind. there's happiness.

  54. Pausing.

  55. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Life isn't perfect, but it has perfect moments like the Mid-Autumn Festival. The lyrics of my song It's Mid-Autumn Festival Again ( 又到中秋)reflect that.

  56. Pausing.

  57. 'PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): May everyone's life be as perfect as the full moon on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

  58. Pausing.

  59. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I use my song It's Mid-Autumn Festival Again ( 又到中秋)to e-toast for a happy and healthy future to all!

  60. FADE OUT.

  61. THE END

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