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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Daily Highlight

Updated: Jan 5, 2022

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. BEDROOM - 23:15 (Yesterday)

  4. PETER is setting an alarm clock.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Should I take the ferry to court tomorrow?

  6. INT. STUDY - 08:00

  7. Peter is reading a thick book.

  8. PETER (V.O.): I've got to update myself on one law point. I'm prosecuting a difficult case today.

  9. Peter checks time.

  10. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd):Well, save the day's highlight when my job is done.


  12. Exiting, Peter walks towards the court house.

  13. Act 2

  14. EXT. STREETS - 13:00

  15. Walking, Peter is in thoughts.

  16. PETER (V.O.): The defendant I prosecuted was older than me.

  17. Recalling.

  18. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And he is still the breadwinner of the family.

  19. Pausing.

  20. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Everyone has a cross to bear.

  21. Pausing.

  22. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): The outcome was fair, just and equitable after all.

  23. Arriving at a row of restaurants.

  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Another highlight of my day is to have fried Hiroshima oyster in a Japanese restaurant here.

  25. Recalling.

  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Before the pandemic, I visited Japan nearly every month and tried all sorts of oyster sets.

  27. Pausing.

  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The only equivalent one in Hong Kong I can easily find is the one in this district.

  29. Before entering one, Peter checks its trade name.

  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, although the trade dress is similar, it's Taiwanese, not Japanese.

  31. Peter checks other restaurants.

  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): One is Malaysian style and the other is Hong Kong style.

  33. Having crossed a street to check, Peter returns.

  34. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): There aren't any restaurants over there. It was just a month ago I had lunch with a colleague in the Japanese restaurant.

  35. Pausing.

  36. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Where has it gone? Oh, it's gone...

  37. EXT. FERRY PIER - 16:00

  38. Peter takes photos of decorations.

  39. PETER (V.O.): When I was a kid, I loved to watch ferry moorings.

  40. Recalling.

  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When my family moved to Tin Sum San Tsuen in 1960, there wasn't any electricity. We used kerosene lamps.

  42. Recalling.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I liked to watch my Dad lighting them up. It was quite a job.

  44. Recalling.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Later, when we had electricity supply, we installed one ceiling fan.

  46. Pausing.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): All gone now.

  48. Following other PASSENGERS, Peter embarks a moored old ferry.

  49. Act 3

  50. INT. BEDROOM - 23:00

  51. Smartphone in hand, Peter checks answer requests from Quora.

  52. PETER (V.O.): What's the highlight of my typical day?

  53. Pausing.

  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Neither appearing in court nor taking a ferry is typical.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Eating ordinarily is. But that isn't exciting and delightful.

  57. Peter then captures an image of his screenplay publications.

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Telling my stories in screenplay format has been my daily highlight.

  59. Peter deletes his alarms.

  60. THE END.

  61. FADE OUT

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