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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Make It Happen

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1


  4. Driving a green New Beetle, PETER exits.

  5. PETER (V.O.): My wife has an evening engagement and doesn't need her car tonight.

  6. Recalling.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When she didn't have an official car park, I drove her to office if I could.

  8. Recalling.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Before going home, I might go to Shek O or Big Wave Bay. That was then.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): For today, I mustn't forget I've a HKUST meeting at Clear Water Bay in the afternoon.

  12. Peter drives towards the east.

  13. Act 2

  14. EXT. PUBLIC CAR PARK, SHEK O - 10:00

  15. Driving past rows of parked cars, Peter looks frustrated.

  16. PETER (V.O.): Full again. I don't know why parking here is still free.

  17. Peter takes a look of the beach entrance.

  18. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My default option is to go to Big Wave Bay,


  20. Having chosen a vacant lot to park, Peter pays at the meter.

  21. PETER (V.O.): I'll stay here for 1 hr 15 mins.

  22. EXT. BIG WAVE BAY - 10:15

  23. Arriving at the beach, Peter sees half-a-dozen SURFERS playing boards in the swimming area.

  24. PETER (V.O.): They come here for the big waves.

  25. Peter sees a red flag hoisting on a post.

  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): On one occasion, the Bay was so crowded with surfers that I gave up swimming.

  27. Peter focuses on the right hand side of the Bay.

  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'll swim along its orange buoy line to its seaward end and I'll return immediately.

  29. Later, towing a cyber-green buoy, Peter begins to brave the big waves.

  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Of all the bays I've frequented in Hong Kong, the waves here are challenging.

  31. Returning to the beach later, Peter picks up his belongings and checks the time.

  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, my parking time will only expire in half an hour.

  33. Walking in the beach, Peter sees a sign: Big Wave Bay Rock Carving 320M.

  34. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What's that? It's pretty near though.

  35. Following the direction, Peter walks up a trail on the left hand side of the bay.

  36. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Here, I've a very good view of the Big Wave Bay.

  37. Walking past a lifeguard tower, Peter sees another sign: Rock Carving 25M.

  38. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But I can't see it.

  39. Walking down a slopy path with no railing carefully, Peter reaches the headland site and sees some geometric patterns on rocks.

  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's one heritage of humankind.

  41. Pausing.

  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): They had their problems then. Rock carving might be one of their ways to communicate with the All-Mighty.

  43. After taking a few photos, Peter leaves.

  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've got to be very careful again as I don't want to fall off from this headland.

  45. INT. HOME - 13:30

  46. Using his laptop, Peter is placing stock orders.

  47. PETER (V.O.): There's something wrong with the Bank's mobile app. I feel bad if I'm prevented from buying when the stock market is rock bottom.


  49. LADIES and GENTLEMEN are saying goodbye.

  50. GENTLEMAN#1 (to Peter): We've transacted lots of businesses today. Have a nice weekend!

  51. PETER: Oh yes, it's Friday afternoon now...

  52. Act 3

  53. EXT. CAR PARK, HKUST - 18:00

  54. Peter is sitting at the driver seat of a blue Mercedes. We see on his phone screen messages that some stock orders have been executed and some rejected.

  55. PETER (V.O.): Happiness is the capacity to turn threats into opportunities.

  56. We hear from the car radio news that the today's Heng Seng Index is the lowest in 10 years.

  57. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I'm grateful for small things, big things and everything from Monday to Friday.

  58. Pondering.

  59. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Have a nice weekend is a wish to live well for the remainder of the week. Yes, it's up to me to make it happen.

  60. Peter starts up the car.

  61. THE END

  62. .

  63. FADE OUT

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