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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

It's Gravity

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. EXT. TSENG KWAN O/CLEAR WATER BAY - 08:45


  4. PETER is driving leisurely.


  5. PETER (V.O.): To avoid traffic jams to HKUST, I always go to meetings early.


  6. We hear from the car radio: The overseas stock markets were up...


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): They should impact on the Hong Kong one.


  8. Going uphill, PETER steps on the accelerator and the car climbs up swiftly.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't like getting stuck on slopy roads. My car is heavy.


  10. Driving.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It can't defy gravity. Me too.


  12. The campus of HKUST is in sight.


  13. Act 2


  14. INT. HKUST, CLEAR WATER BAY - 09:00


  15. SEQUENCE OF PETER'S ACTIVIITES AT HKUST


  16. A. Reception - 09:15. A WAITER offers Peter Shrimp Dumplings and Siu Mai.


  17. B. VIP room - 09:20. Peter chats with GENTLEMEN#1-2


  18. C. Chambers - 09:45. Peter makes interventions.


  19. D. Chambers - 11:45. A LADY sitting next to Peter passes him some dim-sums.


  20. E. Chambers - 14:00. Peter and OTHERS get their lunch boxes.


  21. F. Chambers - 14:15. During a break, the Lady and Peter chat.


  22. END SEQUENCE


  23. EXT. SILVERSTRAND BEACH - 16:30


  24. Changing room. Peter is changing from suit to swim brief.


  25. PETER (V.O.): Today's meeting is a marathon one. We all have the value to do good.


  26. Pausing.


  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Privately, I've shared with the Lady the insight of Professor Charles Kao on knowledge transfer.


  28. Pausing.


  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It was a good story as I learned it first-hand from the Professor over 20 years ago.


  30. Pausing.


  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): After a long day, I've thought about returning home direct and swimming in my estate's swimming pool.


  32. Pausing.


  33. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Somehow, I'm being gravitated to come here.


  34. Surfing the web with his smart phone, Peter reads the search result.


  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In physics, gravity is a fundamental interaction which causes mutual interaction between all things with mass or energy.

  36. On the beach, Peter stares at the floating platforms.


  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've never seen low tide as low as this. Strong gravity is at work.


  38. Peter enters the very shallow water.


  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Can I walk to the floating platforms?


  40. Peter walks towards the floating platform on the left.


  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But my point of coming here is to swim...


  42. Swimming close to the floating platform, Peter sees under water some fish.


  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That makes a refreshing difference.


  44. Having extended his hand to touch the fish in vain, Peter submerges into the water.


  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, my feet can't touch the ground. I'd better go up so that lifeguards would know that I'm not drowning.


  46. Kicking water, Peter surfaces quickly.


  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When one's down, literally or figuratively, it's gravity. But it's the first thing which people don't think.


  48. Pausing.


  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Sometimes, people may hate gravity, but gravity doesn't care.


  50. Act 3


  51. EXT. CLEAR WATER BAY/TSENG KWAN O - 17:15


  52. Stepping on the brake, Peter is driving downhill.


  53. PETER (V.O.): Gravity penetrates every substance of the universe.


  54. From the car radio, we hear: It's a surprise that Hong Kong's stock market today was down...


  55. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd) : Stock price is impacted by gravity, in the financial sense.


  56. Pausing.


  57. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Anyhow, I've been sustaining myself as a value center so that support may gravitate towards me.


  58. Peter drives on resolutely.


  59. THE END


  60. FADE OUT




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