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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

In Lamma Island

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. EXT. FERRY TRIP, CENTRAL - SOK KU WAN - 10:20


  4. Roomy. Sitting in a window seat, PETER, in a T-shirt and shorts, places "Buy" stock orders with his smart phone.


  5. PETER (V.O.): I plan to explore the beaches near Sok Ku Wan before going to Hung Shing Yeh Beach to watch the setting sun.


  6. Recalling.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Travelling overseas, I'd travel to some outlying islands alone.


  8. Pausing.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yesterday was the first time I travelled to Lantau, alone.


  10. Smiling.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And today, my destination is Lamma Island.


  12. Pausing.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In 1998, I had a brief encounter with a superstar born in Lamma Island. He isn't living there anymore. I know of no one in Lamma Island.


  14. Act 2


  15. INT. PUBLIC TOILET, SOK KU WAN - 11:15


  16. Peter puts on a swimming brief underneath his shorts.


  17. PETER (V.O.): I don't know if the beaches I'm going to explore have changing facilities.


  18. EXT. SOK KU WAN - MO TAT - 11:30


  19. Sunny. Waking along a trail, Peter is sweating thru his T-shirt.


  20. PETER (V.O.): My swimming brief is like a thermal underwear now.


  21. Arriving at the small Mo Tat Wan beach, Peter sees no facilities - just a speed boat mooring nearby, and MAN#1 and WOMAN#1 are swimming.


  22. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm going to have my payback for the discomfort.


  23. Towing his cyber-green buoy, Peter begins to swim.


  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I want to be conspicuous. I once witnessed a boat's propeller hitting a fallen passenger in the sea...


  25. Soon, SOMEONE is kayaking past Peter from behind.


  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Not to mention there's no shark prevention net here.


  27. Getting back to the beach, Peter picks up his belongings and leaves.


  28. EXT. SHEK PAI WAN BEACH - 13:00


  29. Wearing a hat, a wet swimming brief and flip flogs, Peter arrives and sees a FAMILY playing in the water.


  30. PETER (V.O.): I need to cool down again.


  31. Having swum a short while. Peter returns to the beach.

  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I see big rocks underneath the shallow water.


  33. Seeing a public toilet nearby, Peter goes inside.


  34. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's basic.


  35. Moving on, Peter sees by the roadside a natural water source from the hills.


  36. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Ha! I can wash myself here. And my T-shirt too.


  37. As Peter takes selfies of his wild acts in broad daylight, he sees MAN#2 appearing on his phone screen.


  38. PETER: Oh, sorry...


  39. MAN#2: No worry, I need the same to cool myself too!


  40. EXT. SO KU WAN - HUNG SHING YEH BEACH - 14:30


  41. Store. Sitting at a roadside table, the PROPRIETOR serves Peter with Tofu pudding and Peter can't wait to sample it.


  42. PETER: Very good!


  43. PROPRIETOR: Up to now, I've only sold $150 of it. Business hasn't been good.


  44. We hear from a store radio anchors' chit-chatting on stock trends.


  45. PROPRIETOR: Years ago, I lost $700,000. I dared not speculate again.


  46. PETER (Smiling): I've lost the same in the past year...


  47. Having chatted happily for awhile, Peter leaves as MAN#3 and WOMAN#3 walk past. Then, they see a fork in the road ahead.


  48. MAN#3 (To Peter): Do you know which way?


  49. Peter returns to the store to ask the Proprietor.


  50. PROPRIETOR: The fork roads will join in the end, and there's little difference in distance.


  51. Later, arriving in Hung Shing Yeh Wan Beach, Peter looks disappointed.


  52. PETER (V.O.): So small. And the Lamma Power Station should prevent the setting sun from touching the sea.


  53. .Act 3


  54. EXT. FERRY TRIP, YUNG SHU WAN - CENTRAL - 17:15


  55. Crowded. Sitting in a window seat, Peter, in T-shirt and shorts again, watches the sun setting.


  56. PETER (V.O.): I speak in such a way that others may like to listen to me.


  57. Peter takes a few shots of his sight via a closed window.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Or, I listen in such a way that others may like to speak to me.


  59. Peter checks his images in Google Photos.


  60. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Most people are nice. They want a chat. It's part of happiness.


  61. Peter charges his phone with a red-and-black USB phone charger.


  62. THE END

  63. .

  64. FADE OUT


















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