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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

My Voice of Love

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. BEDROOM - 08:15


  4. Dressed in a business suit, PETER places a rose next to his sleeping wife.


  5. PETER (V.O.): Today's Valentine's Day.


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yesterday, I bought the rose and hided it in my studio.


  8. Pausing.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In fact, there's nothing to hide. My wife expects to receive a rose from me today.


  10. Pausing.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I believe one rose says more than a dozen.


  12. Pausing.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We don't dine out on any week day as my wife works late.


  14. Act 2


  15. INT. COUNCIL FLOOR, HKUST - 09:15


  16. Peter exchanges greetings with COLLEAGUE#1.


  17. PETER (V.O.): My elder daughter is coming home this Friday and my family will reunite for the first time in Hong Kong since 2019.

  18. Pausing.


  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The window of opportunity isn't big as my younger son will resume his studies in Australia soon.


  20. Peter exchanges greetings with COLLEAGUE#1.


  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My elder daughter's Korean boyfriend will also come to Hong Kong for a few days.


  22. Pausing.


  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): After that, my elder daughter's Hokkaido classmate in Seoul National U will visit Hong Kong for a few days.


  24. Peter exchanges greetings with COLLEAGUE#2.


  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): She recommended nice Sapporo restaurants, and my younger son and I went last week.


  26. Peter exchanges greetings with COLLEAGUE#3.


  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My family is looking forward to receiving them.


  28. At a reception corner, Peter is served with dim-sums and coffee.


  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Our guests yearn to see the Victoria Harbour and Wong Tai Sin, try Dim-sums, Roast Duck...and get in touch with Kaji, our family pet!


  30. Pausing.


  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My wife is anxious to showcase her cooking skills at home.


  32. Peter enters the Council Chambers.


  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): While my elder daughter communicates with her friends in Japanese, my younger daughter and younger son are also good in Japanese.


  34. Pausing.


  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I should try to learn some Japanese and Korean as well.


  36. EXT. ATRIUM, HKUST - 13:00


  37. Sitting in a bench, Peter is having screen time.


  38. PETER (V.O.): Oh, the professional business email I'm expecting has gone to the junk box!


  39. Having typed his reply on the phone, Peter is in thoughts.


  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've written a song in Cantonese called "Cupid".


  41. Peter finds his MV on YouTube and watches it.


  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The lyrics are my voice of love.


  43. Listening again.


  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I know how it feels when struck by Cupid's arrows.


  45. Pausing.


  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Especially when the arrow is the sharp and so the love is deep.


  47. Watching again.


  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The video clips documented what the Hokkaido in early Feb 2020 when the pandemic had just begun.


  49. Pausing.


  50. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I was in love with snowy places. I travelled far enough to find myself.


  51. Act 3


  52. INT. BEDROOM - 20:30


  53. Via his smart phone, Peter copies the link of his MV entitled "Cupid" and pastes it in a draft text.


  54. PETER (V.O.): Cupid is a messenger of love. My family is expanding lovingly.


  55. Thinking.


  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Love looks not only with the eyes, but with the mind too. Love also gives us wings.


  57. Reflecting.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): A man can love many women, but a real man can love one woman in many ways.


  59. From the radio, we hear an anchor remarking: Happy Valentine's Day to you!


  60. FADE OUT


  61. THE END























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