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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

For My Eyes Only

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1


  4. Crowded. Taking the remaining isle seat, PETER smilingly puts his red bag and ukulele on his lap.

  5. PETER (V.O.): I arrived at the ferry pier just three minutes before departure.

  6. Recalling.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Should I miss this one, I won't wait for the 10:45 one and will go to Lantau instead.

  8. Peter types "Peng Chau One-day Tour" on the phone screen.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Let me see what did I miss during my last visit in Sept.

  10. Reading sight-seeing recommendations.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'll see a historical plaque and a tortoise rock. And then I'll go to a nearest beach along the Peng Chau Family Walk to practise ukulele.

  12. Reading restaurant information.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, the only congee stall has already closed its morning session. What other unexpected stuff should I expect today?

  14. Act 2

  15. EXT. PENG CHAU - 10:45

  16. Wing On Street. Peter is reading a historical plaque placed adjacent to the Tin Hau Temple.

  17. PETER (V.O.): It was a Qing government undertaking not to requisition fishing boats to combat piracy.

  18. Later, Peter goes to the Secret Garden and sees some artistic women models.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): They're new. There weren't here last month.

  20. Later, Peter stops before a small but full tea house.

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I should eat something first...Ah, someone is asking for the bill.

  22. Then, two women TOURISTS rush to do the "LeaveHomeSafe" scans at the entrance. Peter leaves.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Why don't I go to the snacks stall I went the last time?

  24. Snacks stall. Having had two plates of dumplings and a bowl of red bean sugar water, Peter buys a bottle of herbal water from the PROPRIETOR.

  25. PETER (V.O.): I believe she recognizes me.

  26. PROPRIETOR: You go fishing now?

  27. PETER: No, I'll play the ukulele later.

  28. Later. At Tai Lei Mini Beach, Peter gets closer to the Tortoise Rock to take photos. We hear some Filipino conversations in the background.

  29. PETER (V.O.): How nice to have a party here!

  30. As WOMAN#1 enter the water, Peter sees WOMAN#2 who is with WOMEN#3 & #4 under a shade rushing in his direction towards Woman#1.

  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): She's so excited and can't wait...

  32. Then, all see Woman#2 accidentally lowering all her pants before lifting them up again. We hear women laughter.

  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My first time seeing this under broad daylight!

  34. Smiling subtly, Peter walks past WOMEN#3 & #4 who are staring at him. Then, Peter turns his head to have another look of WOMAN#2 in a distance.

  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What a special moment! It's largely for my eyes only.

  36. Later, at a small beach along the Peng Chau Family Walk, Peter is playing ukulele under a shade. There're other TOURISTS walking the Walk.

  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I think I've learned the difficult fingerings of "Fly Me to the Moon".

  38. Later, WOMAN#5 appears and begins to do exercises at the shoreline.

  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd):It makes a good photo.

  40. Having taken a snapshot of his sight, Peter continues playing. As he finishes playing the ending chords of A#6, G#6 and G6, Peter sees WOMAN#5 turning her head to smile at him.

  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Is that really for me? Has she been listening?

  42. Looking shy, Peter continues to practise, paying no further attention to Woman#5. Then, we see Woman#5 leaving.

  43. WOMAN#5 (to Peter): Bye!

  44. PETER: Bye...Bye!

  45. PETER (V.O.): Were her exercises at the shoreline for my eyes only?

  46. Having checked there's nobody around, Peter leaves the shade to take some selfies.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Can't she see that I'm a white-haired guy?

  48. Peter takes a deep breath of the sea breeze before leaving.

  49. Act 3


  51. Sitting in an isle seat, Peter checks Google Photos.

  52. PETER (V.O.): For moments captured by my phone camera, I can see them. For moments not captured, I can visualize them in my mind.

  53. Pausing at the image featuring Woman#5.

  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Seemingly, it's a little moment. Actually, it isn't. I didn't expect it'd happen.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Good moments of today can soothe my heart for many tomorrows.

  57. Taking a look of his ukulele, Peter smiles.

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): While the best things in life aren't things, this little thing has brought me perfect moments.

  59. THE END

  60. .

  61. FADE OUT

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