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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


  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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