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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

From Seoul to Service

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. STUDIO - 09:00

  4. In smart casual wear, PETER puts a lap-top and other things into a bag.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Just to ensure I won't have any problem in opening the links of the meeting materials.

  6. Pausing.

  7. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): My wife and I have returned to Hong Kong from Seoul in the small hours of this morning.

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): To engage in two substantive meetings right away might be heavy-going for me.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): My wife has a farewell lunch to attend today - this time a Consulate plays host.

  12. Exiting.

  13. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Time to dash.

  14. Act 2


  16. LADIES and GENTLEMEN in a conference room. Taking his seat, Peter talks to a GENTLEMAN sitting next to him.

  17. PETER: You're retiring...

  18. GENTLEMAN: Four more months to go.

  19. PETER: Enjoy them, as you'd miss your work. I can tell from my experience.

  20. GENTLEMAN: Yes, I've worked for over 30 years...How long have you been retired?

  21. PETER.: Nearly 10 years now. For the initial two to three years, it was hard for me to adapt to the change.

  22. Pausing.

  23. PETER (Cont'd): But if I slowed down my operations when I was about to retire, it'd be unprofessional.

  24. As the Gentleman nods, the meeting begins.

  25. INT. TIM HO WAN, IFC - 13:00

  26. Sitting in table#88, Peter is having tea by himself.

  27. PETER (V.O): While in Seoul, my wife and I learned from our elder daughter that this brand has a branch there.

  28. Peter samples fried prawns on toast.

  29. PETER (V.O)(Cont'd): We had lots of Korean cuisines like barbecue steak, pork and chicken.

  30. We see two WOMEN sitting near Peter and hear them speaking Japanese.

  31. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): My daughters are Japanese-speaking. I visited Okinawa and saw Sakura blossoms on Jan 31, 2024.

  32. Pausing.

  33. PETER (V.O)(Cont'd): My wife and I have got round-trip air tickets to Japan in April. The one for our younger daughter is one-way, as she'll further her studies there.


  35. Inside a room alone, Peter opens his laptop to check a mail.

  36. PETER (V.O): OMG, the afternoon meeting was scheduled to begin from 2pm and not 3pm...Ah, that's Seoul time!

  37. Very quickly, Peter enters the conference room and sees a group of PARTICIPANTS. All are delighted to see him.

  38. PETER: My apologies!


  40. A. Presentations by TEAMS#1-#3. Peter comments and poses questions.

  41. B. The committee deliberate after each presentation.

  42. C. Exiting, Peter thanks all.


  44. INT. CHAMBERS - 17:30

  45. We see Peter giving red packets to SECRETARIES.

  46. PETER (V.O.): This is the first time I return to chambers in the Chinese New Year.

  47. INT. HOME - 18:30

  48. Returning, Peter is delighted to see his WIFE.

  49. PETER (V.O): What an unfamiliar sight! She used to return home at around 9pm on a workday.

  50. PETER: Hi Darling!

  51. Act 3

  52. INT. STUDY - 22:30

  53. Peter inserts an AI drawing entitled "From Seoul to Service..." to a text.

  54. PETER (V.O): From giving back to society and making positive impact, I derive fulfilment and joy.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): I like to spread joy by recognizing and appreciating the efforts of those working with me.

  57. Pausing.

  58. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): And I love to spend quality time with my loved ones, strengthening bonds and fostering happiness.

  59. FADE OUT

  60. THE END

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