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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS


  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. CAFE DE BEANS, SHEUNG SHUI - NOON (Sept 24, 2021)

  4. PETER in casual wear is queuing at the entrance.

  5. PETER (V.O.): I don't know about this "ice house", but I see a queue.

  6. Later, after being led inside, Peter reads the menu.

  7. PETER (VO.) (Cont'd): Ah! It has Fried Noodles Vegetable Deluxe.

  8. Recalling.

  9. PETER (VO.) (Cont'd): When I was a part-time hotel waiter, I recommend this noodles dish to guests.

  10. Recalling.

  11. PETER (VO.) (Cont'd): While I was working in Wanchai, I had this noodles dish as lunch regularly.

  12. Reading.

  13. PETER (VO.) (Cont'd): Ah! It has Iced Pineapple... Tolo Harbour Style?

  14. Act 2


  16. EXT. 23 1/2 Miles, CASTLE PEAK ROAD- NOON (1964)

  17. At the entrance Park U Middle School, Peter (10) gets close to a HAWKER (20s) with an ice box fixed on his bicycle.

  18. PETER: One slice of Iced Pineapple please.

  19. Peter pays 10 cents as the hawker passes him a slice of Iced Pineapple in a translucent bag.

  20. PETER (V.O.): He's the "ice-cream boy" living in my village. His home has a big fridge! My family hasn't a fridge.

  21. Unwrapping the bag carefully, Peter begins to sip the pineapple juice before eating the slice very slowly.


  23. PETER (V.O.): I was half-way back to my primary school - Po Kok - after lunch. If I had 10 cents to buy it, it'd make my day.

  24. Recalling.

  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I can still remember the bitter taste of the bag. The pineapple juice sweetens it. That was my Iced Pineapple - Hung Shui Kiu Style!

  26. Having scanned the QR code, Peter taps icons to do his order.

  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Technology is part of everyday life.

  28. Later, WAITRESS#1 places on Peter's table a slice of pineapple in a glass full of dry ice smoke.

  29. CUSTOMER#1: What's that?

  30. PETER (V.O.): The fog effect is Tolo Harbour Style.

  31. Soon thereafter, a dish of Fried Noodles Vegetables Deluxe is placed before Peter. He samples it.

  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Delicious! Exactly the taste that I miss.

  33. Quickly, not a bit is left.

  34. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I like fried stuff, but I also want to be healthy. This is a good mix.

  35. Recalling.

  36. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): For many years after 1992, I didn't eat meat.

  37. Pausing.

  38. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I drank a lot of carrot juice. I believed it might boost my immunity and might provide anti-cancer effects.

  39. Recalling.

  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Later, when I learned that eating lemon pulps might be good for gut health, I began eating them.

  41. Smiling.

  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I once did it in front of a friend. I can still remember her impossible facial gestures.

  43. Pausing.

  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When life gives me lemons, I just swallow them - tasting one of life's flavours.

  45. Pausing.

  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And then I may add honey and water to get a cleansing feeling.

  47. Pausing.

  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's how I stay positive in adversities.

  49. Act 3


  51. Peter in a black suit is finishing the Fried Noodles Vegetables Deluxe.

  52. PETER (V.O.): Having done hectic court work, I come here again to reward myself.

  53. Peter begins to enjoy the Iced Pineapple - Tolo Harbour Style.

  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Pineapple is sweet on the inside.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O.): Before peeling, its external appearance is symbolic - wearing a crown and standing tall.

  57. Pausing.

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This is how I'm leading my pineapple-like life.

  59. Peter looks content.

  60. FADE OUT.

  61. THE END

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