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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Creative Thinking

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1


  4. Sitting at the upper deck of a route#6 bus, PETER watches the city view.

  5. PETER (V.O.): I wouldn't waste the Sept sunshine and beaches.

  6. Peter touches his stomach.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I think I'm going to have lunch at Stanley.

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This morning, I had a HKUST Subcommittee meeting at the Hong Kong Club house.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In response to a consultant's presentation, I made lots of creative comments.

  12. Pausing.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I spoke my mind about a better vision.

  14. Act 2

  15. INT. KFC, STANLEY PLAZA - 13:30

  16. Peter checks the menu.

  17. PETER (V.O.): The menu is no different. But I haven't had KFC meal for quite a while.

  18. Peter does his order at the counter.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The first time I knew of KFC was in 1974. I was struck by the distinctive taste of its fried chicken coated with seasoned flour.

  20. Getting his lunch set, Peter sits in a corner.

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I was studying in London, living near Campden Town was still miserable. I ate KFC fried chicken to cheer me up.

  22. Peter eats a cup of steamed sweet corns.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I marketed the IP of Undisclosed Information, I cited the KFC recipe as an example.

  24. Peter drinks a large Fanta.

  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Days ago, I read a joke: If you like breast, legs and thighs, go to KFC!

  26. Peter tastes the fried stuff.

  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Furthermore, I identify myself with KFC. They're the initials of my Chinese name!

  28. Peter checks WhatsApp messages.

  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, our Mum has found her mislaid I/D card! It was the result of a week-long search at home.

  30. Checking an image on screen, Peter sees an I/D card and an orange bag.

  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Our Mum told us that she had put her I/D card inside a blue bag. But we couldn't find any blue bag.

  32. Peter takes a bowl of mushroom rice.

  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Then, she believed that if we didn't dump her bag, it must have been stolen.

  34. Peter eats an egg tart.

  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): A brother has even fixed an appointment for our Mum to apply for a new I/D card.

  36. Peter finishes off the Fanta.

  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Is my Mum creative in thinking?

  38. Pausing.

  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My late Dad was a very disciplined person.

  40. Recalling.

  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In recognition of his dedicated performance in the 1980s, KMB, his employer, offered him a study tour to Japan.

  42. Smiling.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But he declined, sticking to his working routine as a bus route regulator.

  44. Peter takes his tray to the bin stand.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My parents passed their genes onto me.

  46. EXT. STANLEY BEACH - 15:15

  47. Arriving, Peter sees a red flag on a post and windsurfing activities beyond the three floating platforms.

  48. PETER (V.O.): I haven't brought my buoy and I've a full stomach. If I swim to the floating platforms, would I get cramps that I may drown?

  49. Swimming in the shallow water area, Peter stares at the empty floating platforms in a distance.

  50. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm afraid I've to stay in my comfort zone this time.

  51. Act 3


  53. Sitting on the upper deck of a route#6X bus, Peter watches the sea view.

  54. PETER (V.O.): Creative thinking is thinking independently about something new.

  55. As the bus is leaving Deep Water Bay, Peter takes a snapshot of the setting sun.

  56. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Having fun with intelligence aside, creative ideas inspire and lead change.

  57. The bus is going through the Aberdeen tunnel.

  58. PETER (V.O.): A creative mind isn't hard to train, just discipline oneself to deliver value constantly.

  59. Peter gets off at the Wu Chung House bus stop.

  60. THE END

  61. .

  62. FADE OUT

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