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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Going Home


  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. STUDY - MORNING


  4. PETER is packing his swimming gear.


  5. PETER (V.O.): Having done professional work yesterday, I'm rewarding myself in going back to my NT home.


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): On my way, I'll go to Gold Coast to swim. And then I'll have lunch in the estate mall.


  8. Pausing.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And then I'll continue renovating my NT home.


  10. Peter's leaving home.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I feel excited in going home.


  12. Act 2


  13. EXT. GOLD COAST - NOON


  14. Having swum back to shore in butterfly style, Peter checks his head.


  15. PETER (V.O.): Oh, I've lost my red swimming cap.


  16. Peter checks the beach water.


  17. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Not a trace of my red swimming cap.


  18. Pausing.


  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I wear a red swimming cap and even a red swim brief for safety reasons.


  20. Pausing.


  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd):In case I need help, I believe it should be easier for lifeguards to find me.


  22. Pausing.


  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Now, I realize that it's so difficult to find anything in the beach water...


  24. Giving up, Peter leaves.


  25. EXT/INT. MALL - AFTERNOON.


  26. Coming out from a restaurant, Peter goes shopping in a supermarket.


  27. PETER (V.O.): I want to buy more ice lollies and ice creams, as the weather is getting hot.


  28. Pausing.


  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I also want to make good use of the fridge. It was basically empty for a decade.


  30. Peter selects his favourites from a big fridge.


  31. INT. PETER'S NT HOME


  32. Putting his purchase inside the freezer, Peter chooses an ice-lolly from an existing package. He quickly unwraps and licks it.


  33. PETER (V.O.): Okay. The ice-lolly is frozen. The fridge is in working order.


  34. Sitting in a sofa and listening to oldies from a bluetooth speaker, Peter enjoys his ice lolly.


  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Having it here makes me feel home.


  36. Finishing, Peter keeps the ice-lolly stick.


  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'll use it to help apply the white adhesive to the peeling-off wallpapers.


  38. Going inside the master bedroom, Peter begins working.


  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've been doing this at my own pace. I'm not young and am home alone.


  40. Working.


  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I reckon that it would take me 4-5 days' work to complete a reasonable renovation of a room.


  42. Resting.


  43. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): The problems have been there for many years. It's good that I'm tackling them.


  44. EXT. ESTATE ROADS - LATER


  45. Driving past a junction, Peter sees sunset.


  46. PETER (V.O.): Is now the best part of the day?


  47. Peter stops the car to take a photo.


  48. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Endings can be beautiful.


  49. Act 3


  50. INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT


  51. Food on the table. Peter samples all the dishes.


  52. 'PETER (V.O.): My wife loves to cook. Every dish is delicious. If we run a restaurant, customers may queue up.


  53. Pausing.


  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): To feel more at home, I think I've to stay home more. But I've two homes.


  55. Pausing.


  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I always stay comfortably overnight in one. And I sometimes stay working during the day in another.


  57. Pausing.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): More importantly, I feel happy, whether leaving or going home.


  59. FADE OUT.


  60. THE END




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