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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Life Always Wins?

  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. STUDY - MORNING


  4. Checking Quora notifications on his phone, PETER is in thoughts.


  5. PETER (V.O.): A Quoran asks my view on the statement: Life Always Wins.


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't like the competitive win-lose mindset.


  8. Pausing.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): If we see life as a struggle against death, life always loses.


  10. Pausing.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): If we see life and death as a package, the win-lose issue is irrelevant.


  12. Peter types on his phone.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): If we take a positive attitude to collaborate without overpowering others, life always wins, metaphorically.


  14. Act 2


  15. EXT. GOLDEN COAST BEACH - NOON


  16. Peter is swimming around the whole swimming area.


  17. PETER (V.O.): Today's another hot day. But the sea water is cool. It's so comfortable and refreshing.


  18. Swimming.


  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'll surely miss this when I can no longer do it. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying more.


  20. INT. PETER'S NT HOME - LATE AFTERNOON


  21. Sitting in a revolving sofa in a study on 1/F, Peter sorts old files and papers.


  22. PETER (V.O.): Oh, these're the Probate stuff that I studied in my PCLL years. Good.


  23. FLASHBACK


  24. INT. RESTAURANT - DAY (YESTERDAY)


  25. Peter is having dim-sums with a LADY and a GENTLEMAN.


  26. PETER: If our golden years are from age 60 to age 70, a greater part of them has gone!


  27. GENTLEMAN: Be positive...


  28. LADY: We'd have another 10 years...


  29. PETER: Since I decided to take the jabs, I've changed the unit of my life measurement from years to days...


  30. The lady and the gentleman smile.


  31. LADY & GENTLEMAN: We're doing fine, and so are you...


  32. PETER: I hope so; but I haven't taken my second jab yet. Anyhow, I've lived for over a fortnight now.


  33. They continue to chat endlessly and happily.


  34. END FLASHBACK


  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Belonging to the elderly age group, we think about the same things.


  36. Pausing.


  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Their concerns are about some legal matters, whereas my focus is to declutter.


  38. Reading.


  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, the fictitious characters in the sample legal documents are Prof Willlougby and Prof Evans.


  40. Pausing.


  41. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): They've passed away several years ago.


  42. Peter walks up a floor.


  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): There's a little pain in my knees. I'm not young anymore.


  44. Going out to the balcony to observe the view, Peter takes a photo.


  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The same old view on Hong Kong side. But some of my loved ones have already gone.


  46. Pausing.


  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We all die.


  48. Act 3


  49. INT. STUDY - NIGHT


  50. Relaxing on a sofa, Peter is in thoughts.


  51. PETER (V.O.): Death is not the opposite of life, it's a package deal as I said.


  52. Reflecting.


  53. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The loss is immeasurable; and so is the love left behind.


  54. Pausing.


  55. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I still miss and love my loved ones. Anytime, anywhere.


  56. Peter feels for his knees.


  57. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): After some resting, the pain has gone. Perhaps, I've swum non-stop for too long.


  58. Pausing.


  59. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Meanwhile, let me continue to create something to demonstrate life always wins, metaphorically.


  60. Peter begins to work on his laptop.


  61. .FADE OUT.


  62. THE END



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