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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Cosy Little Corners

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. BEDROOM - 12:30

  4. Peter is listening to stereo guitar music.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Today is Saturday. My wife has just got up.

  6. Ringtones. Peter takes the call.

  7. PETER (To phone): The spare parts have arrived and my Nokia has been fixed?

  8. Peter looks and sounds very happy.

  9. PETER (Cont'd) (To phone): I'll come to pick it up later.

  10. INT. DINING ROOM - 13:30

  11. Beside a vase holding Sakura blossoms, Peter and his WIFE are having some Chinese New Year cakes.

  12. PETER: I'll go to a nearby mall to collect my Nokia later.

  13. His wife doesn't care.

  14. Act 2

  15. INT. PETER'S STUDY - 14:00

  16. Peter is resting in a sofa corner with three smartphones beside him.

  17. PETER (V.O.): I've been trying to assimilate this cosy corner as a 1st class aircraft cabin.

  18. Peter uses a Sony smartphone to turn on Bluetooth speakers. After a Beep sound, we hear: Left... Right.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Due to connectivity, smartphones can function like remote controls.

  20. As lights flash from the speakers, we hear loud-and-clear bass sounds.

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): With extra-bass, every bass note sounds full and beautiful.

  22. Non-stop background oldies.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Real sensuous comfort. I feel it.

  24. Recalling.

  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When Quorans asked me if tiny living spaces would affect our well-beings, I recommended them to turn tiny spaces into cosy little corners.

  26. Pausing.

  27. PETER (V.O.): I'm anxious to get back my Nokia. I want to use it to play a video idiom game only on Android.

  28. Peter takes a look of another messy corner.

  29. PETER (V.O.): Let me turn it into another cosy little corner.

  30. Ringtones. Peter answers the call.

  31. PETER (To phone): Have I taken away the sim-card holder? No, I haven't.

  32. Listening to phone.

  33. PETER (To phone): You've to order it and I'll have to wait for a few more days...

  34. Ending the call, Peter looks frustrated.

  35. PETER (V.O.): Let me double check if I had taken it out inadvertently.

  36. Checking his stuff very carefully, Peter finds a booklet featuring the Beatles.

  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): John was murdered in 1980 at age 40 and George died of lung cancer in at age 58 in 2001.

  38. As he cleans up a side table, Peter notes a Quora notification with web links.

  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, the Quoran has actually mined my stories about Kaji, my pet.

  40. Reading a text.

  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The Quoran herself knows about wolves and suggests certain links.

  42. Clicking a link with an iPhone, Peter sees a clip on A Wolf Called Romeo.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Romeo engaged with humans and dogs, and lived on the edges of their community.

  44. Peter turns on the TV between his cosy little corners.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Regarding Romeo's traits, the author of the book A Wolf Called Romeo thought that Romeo had to adapt to survive.

  46. Then, a clip on TV gets Peter's attention.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Charles Darwin was born on Feb 12, 1809.

  48. Thinking.

  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): HIs discovery of natural selection has great impact on humanity.

  50. Pausing.

  51. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): His theory of evolution has high explanatory power. Only beings most suited to their environment survive.

  52. Then, Peter hears something from his iPhone.

  53. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In the end, Romeo was killed by poachers.

  54. Act 3

  55. INT. BEDROOM - 23:30

  56. Peter turns on a mini hifi system.

  57. PETER (V.O.): There're no radio oldies on Saturday night.

  58. Background oldies.

  59. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Time to rest in my cosy corner here.

  60. Peter goes to bed.

  61. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My wife enjoys her cosy corner in the sitting room.

  62. FADE OUT

  63. THE END

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