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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

On a Friday

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. BEDROOM - 5:30am

  4. Peter wakes up.

  5. PETER (V.O.): My body doesn't know that I don't have to appear in court today.

  6. EXT. OFFICES - 9:30am

  7. Peter's deep-blue saloon car arrives at the entrance. Peter's WIFE gets off.

  8. PETER (V.O.) Today is Friday. But I've already finished my court work of the week.

  9. INT. ESTATE CAR PARK#1 - 10am

  10. Having parked his car near a silver coupe, Peter goes to start up the coupe.

  11. PETER (V.O.): I haven't driven it for weeks now. I need to start it up to prevent electronic and mechanical issues.

  12. Peter drives the coupe out of the parking lot and then parks it again.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It needs exercises. Sitting all the time is no good.

  14. Act 2

  15. INT. ESTATE CAR PARK#2 - 10.30am

  16. Peter starts up a red couple.

  17. PETER (V.O.): I got it back from the car repairer just yesterday night.

  18. Peter drives it out swiftly.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): After getting a roadworthy certificate, I still have the car's conditions enhanced.


  21. STAFF#1 is serving Peter's red coupe.

  22. PETER (V.O.): The fuel tank is nearly empty. Having quenched its thirst, my 32-year old coupe is still full of energy.

  23. EXT - ROADS TO NT - 11.15am to 12.15pm

  24. Sunny. Peter's coupe is cruising the highways.

  25. PETER (V.O.): How nice it is!

  26. Pausing.

  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): While too much court work aren't fun, the pocket money earned enable me to maintain my old cars with ease.

  28. EXT/INT. PETER'S NT HOUSE - 12:30pm

  29. Having parked his car by the roadside, Peter opens the gate at the front garden.

  30. PETER (V.O.): The green grass is so pleasant under the sun!

  31. Peter goes inside his house.

  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I want to make my NT home habitable again.

  33. Peter walks up to the bathroom on 1/F.

  34. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): One task is to fix a lamp.

  35. Taking out the lamp shade, Peter unscrews a black light bulb.

  36. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's a simple task. I should have done this months ago.

  37. Peter then washes the lamp shade.

  38. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Perhaps, I should dry it under the sun.

  39. Going back to the garden, Peter places the wet lamp shade on the green glass.

  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I sense something.

  41. After awhile, Peter changes a light bulb and tests the lighting before re-fixing the lamp shade.


  43. Lakeside and cosy. Fish and chips, and coffee are put on the table.

  44. PETER (V.O.): I love to have lunch here now.

  45. As Peter finds an angle to capture the scene, he spills his coffee all over the place. He seeks help from STAFF#2.

  46. PETER: I'm very sorry.

  47. Staff#2, having cleaned up the mess, serves Peter with another cup of coffee.

  48. PETER (V.O.): So very pleasant.

  49. When he leaves, Peter tips Staff#2.

  50. Act 3

  51. INT. PETER'S NT HOUSE - 3:30pm-7:00pm

  52. Walking upstairs and downstairs, inside and outside of rooms, Peter cleans and clears the spaces and stuff.

  53. PETER (V.O.): To be simple is a complicated skill.

  54. Pausing.

  55. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Anyhow, I've done enough. Pretty tired too.

  56. EXT. ROADS TO CITY - 7.00am-8.00pm

  57. Driving a numeric-blue SMART car, Peter listens to music.

  58. PETER (V.O.): To make it simple, I haven't changed the discs for 18 years.


  60. Peter goes to bed.

  61. PETER (V.O.): That's how I relax, refresh and recharge myself on a Friday,

  62. FADE OUT.

  63. THE END

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