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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Sharp Eyes

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. STUDY - 21:00

  4. Decluttering, PETER sees an old newspaper.

  5. PETER (V.O.): Why am I keeping this?

  6. Checking.

  7. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I see the date of its publication.

  8. Pausing.

  9. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I couldn't foresee that was the date of my last travel since 2020.

  10. Pausing.

  11. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Would others' notice it?

  12. Pausing.

  13. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Should one be watchful for something or someone?

  14. Act 2


  16. INT. STUDY - 11:30

  17. Peter checks emails.

  18. PETER (V.O.): The panel's domain name decision will be issued shortly. This is the first time I've acted as the presiding panelist.

  19. Pausing.

  20. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Apart from my co-panelists, I believe the complainant and the respondent have sharp eyes.

  21. Pausing.

  22. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I've a separate matter to deal with later today.

  23. INT. INTERVIEW ROOM - 14:30

  24. Through an INTERPRETER, Peter is talking to a CLIENT.

  25. PETER (V.O.): I'll go back to chambers after this.

  26. It's 16:30. An LIAISON OFFICER appears.

  27. PETER: A few amendments are required.

  28. The Liaison Officer begins to follow up. Later, some papers are tabled. Peter examines them.

  29. PETER (V.O.): There's something wrong...

  30. Checking.

  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yes. I'm right.

  32. Peter then discusses with the Liaison Officer.

  33. PETER: Let's just take it slow to ensure everything is in order.

  34. They work on the papers with sharp eyes.

  35. PETER: Done!

  36. LIAISON OFFICER: It's my first case.

  37. PETER: Don't worry. Everyone has her first experience.

  38. EXT. ROADS - 18:30

  39. Bus stop. Queuing, Peter checks his investment list on the smartphone screen.

  40. PETER (V.O.): Oh, today's stock market continues to fall. I don't need sharp eyes to see my stocks are in the red.

  41. Pausing.

  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Other than me, who would care?

  43. Peter looks up at the dark sky.

  44. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Apart from my loved ones, who would care that I continue to exist?

  45. Pausing.

  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm not that visible, whether on earth or from above.

  47. Thinking.

  48. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): In the end, life and death confine only in me.


  50. Act 3

  51. INT. STUDY - 23:00

  52. Peter takes another look at the old newspaper.

  53. PETER (V.O.): Not many people have the strong ability to notice something or someone.

  54. Thinking.

  55. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I believe sharp eyes can be nurtured.

  56. Thinking.

  57. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Sharp eyes are like microscopes/telescopes. They enable us to see something or someone more and closer.

  58. Reading.

  59. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've been keeping a sharp eye on my existence in universe, whether it has meaning or not.

  60. Peter puts hands on head.

  61. FADE OUT

  62. THE END

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