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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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