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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Make a Wish

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. BEDROOM - 23:00


  4. PETER opens a folder "69+" on his smartphone.


  5. PETER (V.O.): I opened this folder two days ago.


  6. We see on screen May 15, 2023...May 16, 2023...


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Since I turned age 60, I've resumed writing diaries.


  8. Peter types: May 17, 2023...


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Today is the 3rd day of my personal new year.


  10. Peter inserts a photo featuring a Happy Birthday dessert.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Around this time of the year, my family, relatives and friends wish me happy.


  12. Act 2


  13. FLASHBACK


  14. INT. HOTEL OKURA, MACAO - 08:00 (May 15, 2023)


  15. A room with a view. Peter wakes up. His WIFE is still sleeping.


  16. PETER (V.O.): I'm grateful that my wife would take this Monday off.


  17. Grabbing a smartphone, Peter checks Facebook notifications.


  18. PETER (V.O.): Just the words "happy birthday" make me happy.


  19. Peter types on the screen.


  20. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I thank each and every one of them.


  21. Grabbing another smartphone, Peter sees a WhatsApp message.


  22. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, a friend sent me happy birthday wishes yesterday.


  23. Pausing.


  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): He's a young and bright entrepreneur. He's always ahead of others.


  25. Recalling.


  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): His practice reminds me of my days studying at Harvard.


  27. Recalling.


  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I was still in Hong Kong, I was asked to do an assignment.


  29. Recalling.


  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): There, the program orientation started on Sunday.


  31. Pausing.


  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I felt the excitement and difference when everything was just a little ahead.


  33. INT. SITTING ROOM - 21:00 (May 16, 2023)


  34. Peter checks WhatsApp messages.


  35. PETER (V.O.): Today is a music friend's "birthday". I sent her my "Happy Birthday" song and she said she loved it.


  36. Pausing.


  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The remark was encouraging; but I wrote the song many years ago.


  38. Later, Peter taps a voice message. We hear someone singing a Cantonese happy birthday song.


  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): How nice to hear another music friend singing for me! He isn't late, due to time difference.


  40. INT. HONJOKKO - 13:30


  41. At the bar table, Peter chats with a LADY over a Japanese meal.


  42. PETER (V.O.): Last week, she initiated and fixed the lunch.


  43. Later, a STAFF presents a happy-birthday fruit dessert with a lit candle.


  44. LADY (Singing): Happy Birthday to you...Happy Birthday to you...


  45. PETER (V.O.): I'm overwhelmed!


  46. PETER: Thank you, thank you...


  47. LADY: Make a wish with all your heart.


  48. PETER: May I live to be a hundred?


  49. PETER (V.O.): Can I reach my goal?


  50. END FLASHBACK


  51. Act 3


  52. INT. BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS


  53. PETER (V.O.): For the past few days, my family, relatives and friends have made me happy.


  54. Pausing.


  55. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The experience of living every moment with love and gratitude is happiness.


  56. Reflecting.


  57. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): To make my wish come true, I'll eat clean and be fit.


  58. Peter begins to write his diary.


  59. FADE OUT


  60. THE END































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