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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Another Fresh Beginning

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. BEDROOM - 08:45

  4. Having screen time, PETER sees an image.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Spring begins from today? Today is the 4th day of the lunar new year.

  6. INT. SITTING ROOM - 09:30

  7. Peter's WIFE is working before a computer.

  8. PETER (V.O.): Today is the 1st work day after the holidays.

  9. Pausing.

  10. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): She has to work at home due to the latest pandemic development.

  11. Pausing.

  12. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'd better exercise my mind too.

  13. Act 2

  14. INT. STUDY - 9:45

  15. Having read some Quora answer requests, Peter is in thoughts.

  16. PETER (V.O.): Today, the requests are diversified, from nature and metaverse to philosophy and economics.

  17. Researching.

  18. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): On nature, the formation of Earth-Moon system has made the world a livable place.

  19. Typing.

  20. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Then, the Chicxulub impact has accelerated the evolution of mammals.

  21. Pausing.

  22. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As to metaverse, Facebook wouldn't rule it but should have a market share.

  23. Typing.

  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As to whether there's anything real anymore, hunger will tell if the food is real or fake.

  25. Typing.

  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): On philosophy, the public sphere like Quora enables public opinion to be formed.

  27. Thinking.

  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And social responsibility requires us to do what is socially required to achieve social justice.

  29. Typing.

  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As to the question where has the money gone in times of bad economy, I think they end up as cash flow of companies or investors having strong balance sheets.

  31. Having replied, Peter checks the performance of his entrepreneurship fund.

  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, the stock prices are rebounding today.

  33. Peter sees many green numerals on screen.

  34. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's good that the market is adjusting my nominal loss automatically.

  35. Peter takes a look of some thick files on the floor.

  36. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'd better prepare for my court appearances early next week.

  37. INT. SITTING ROOM - 14:30

  38. Appearing, Peter sees his wife working hard.

  39. PETER (V.O.): I shouldn't disturb her.

  40. Pausing.

  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I meant to have lunch/tea break with her.

  42. Finding something to eat near the vase holding the cherry blossoms, Peter looks very happy.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): How wonderful it is to have cherry blossoms at home around this time!

  44. Recalling.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): On Feb 4, 2020, I was visiting snow-covered Hokkaido.

  46. Peter checks his diary on screen.

  47. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I was leaving Otaru for Sapporo. In a Seria store, I managed to buy a few face masks!

  48. Reading.

  49. PETER (Cont'd): And then, in a New Chitose store, I bought some snow shoe grips, believing I'd need them before long!

  50. Act 3

  51. INT. STUDY - 16:45

  52. Smartphone in hand, Peter checks his entrepreneurship fund.

  53. PETER (V.O.): I've never seen my my negative gains have been decreased by 2.71% in a day. Wonderful!

  54. INT. BEDROOM - 20:00

  55. The TV is broadcasting the opening ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022.

  56. PETER (V.O.): Beijing is the only city that has the privilege to host both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics.

  57. Peter is mesmerised by the images of the Birds Nest.

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Beautiful! Another fresh beginning!

  59. With a symmetrical pulling back of both cheeks, Peter smiles slightly.

  60. FADE OUT

  61. THE END

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