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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Little Extras

  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. STUDY - 07:00


  4. PETER is reading a thick book.


  5. PETER (V.O.): OMG, I've forgotten about the Indictment Rules!


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): By end August this year, I'd have been in private practice for 4 years now.


  8. Pausing.


  9. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): It was in late July 2017 while I was in Dubrovnik that I learned about the Hong Kong Bar's approval of my practice.


  10. EXT. ROAD - 08:30


  11. Peter in a dark suit is walking towards a court house.


  12. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I must remember that after today's work, I shouldn't be too relaxed as I still have to visit my client in Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre tomorrow.


  13. Act 2


  14. INT. RESTAURANT - AFTERNOON


  15. Peter is chatting with a white-haired COUNSEL over lunch.


  16. PETER (V.O.): He has done his extra mile to become a Barrister as a 2nd career. I'm 5 years older than him, but he's 2 years senior to me in private practice.


  17. Pausing.


  18. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I've learned a lot on the job. It's also interesting to share how life is like in comparable circumstances.


  19. Pausing.


  20. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Furthermore, one can learn from one's peers. Our stories add colours to criminal practice.


  21. EXT. ROAD - LATER


  22. Peter exits from the court house.


  23. PETER (V.O.): Today, I was quite an extra. Once in 4 years.


  24. Pausing.


  25. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): But I'm charging my minimum rate at US$3 per minute. I read that Afghan solders were paid US$2 per day.


  26. Pausing.


  27. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Anyhow, I seized the opportunity to reappraise criminal procedure in its totality.


  28. INT. STUDY - LATER


  29. Peter works behind his computer.


  30. PETER (V.O.): It's good that I can issue the invoice of my professional fee in settling a Statement of Claim.


  31. Pausing.


  32. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): The Defendant made a sanctioned offer. and my client has accepted it. I'm earning a little extra in civil practice too.


  33. Pausing.


  34. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): As I've earned the little extras, I'd reward myself. Apart from contributing a little to the economy, it'd motivate me to accomplish more.


  35. Recalling.


  36. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Two days ago, I bought a defective fan. I'll go back to the retailer to get a replacement.


  37. INT. MALL - LATER


  38. Peter is showing a green fan to a STAFF.


  39. PETER: I've a white one and so I know there's something wrong with this green one...


  40. STAFF: Would you accept other colours? We find the defective ones are green.

  41. PETER: Pink then.


  42. The extra-helpful Staff demonstrates to Peter the perfect condition of a pink fan.


  43. PETER (V.O.): I like the design and function of the fan so much that I meant to have all the model's colours - white, green and pink.


  44. Pausing.


  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Now, I've to reward myself with something else.


  46. Peter goes inside a video store and comes out empty-handed. Later, Peter walks past pop-up stores.


  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The design of the scissors look good. I've scissors but I wouldn't mind to have little extras.


  48. Grabbing 5 items, Peter pays at the cashier.


  49. Act 3


  50. INT. STUDY - EVENING


  51. Peter is watching BBC World News. The former Vice-President of Afghanistan is speaking.


  52. PETER (V.O.): He's explaining the disastrous situations. He finds the White House guilty.


  53. On screen, the former Interior Minister of Afghanistan is being interviewed.


  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): They assume some responsibility. But why don't they all do a little extra to prevent the emergency from becoming a crisis?


  55. Pausing.


  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The difference between "ordinary" and "extraordinary" is "extra".


  57. Reflecting.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I believe I did well in my civil service career. What I'm doing now is extra.


  59. Peter takes a look of the thick books on the floor.


  60. FADE OUT.


  61. THE END


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