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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Something Wonderful

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. BEDROOM - 08:00

  4. Waking up, PETER looks lost.

  5. PETER (V.O.): I've had several dreams last night. Will something wonderful happen during the day?

  6. Thinking.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd):If I had a choice, I don't know if I'd choose to dream or not.

  8. INT. STUDY - 10:00

  9. Peter turns on his computer.

  10. PETER (V.O.): A dream may mean what I see in sleep. It may also mean something I've been thinking of achieving all the time.

  11. Peter edits a draft.

  12. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This is the business model that may accomplish my big dream.

  13. Peter sends a copy to someone.

  14. Act 2

  15. EXT. PARK - 13:00

  16. Having jogged along a path, Peter stops at a ring area.

  17. PETER (V.O.): Let me exercise with style.

  18. Tapping on a YouTube video clip on his smartphone screen, Peter begins to dance up-and-down Waltz box steps in counter-clockwise direction.

  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My wife and I used to dance Waltz very well.

  20. PASSER-BY#1 walks past.

  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My dreams don't work until I make them happen.

  22. Peter then starts to dance Vienna Waltz. First, a right natural turn. Then a left reverse turn. Then, he changes steps from one turn to another.

  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): There were times when my wife and I would bump into others because the tempo of Vienna Waltz is twice the speed of Waltz.

  24. Dancing.

  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Dance is the joy of movement. I'm now dancing my dream!

  26. PASSER-BY#2 walks past.

  27. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's hard to share dreams about succession of images and sensations.

  28. Dancing.

  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The better way is to show my dreams.

  30. Resting.

  31. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But am I too late to re-focus on my dreams?

  32. Thinking.

  33. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've only one life, and I still have heartbeats.

  34. Pondering.

  35. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yes, all sorts of wonderful things may happen.

  36. Peter looks around.

  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): So start where I'm, use whatever space I've and dance what I can.

  38. Finishing his dance, Peter jogs along the path again.

  39. INT. STUDY - 16:00

  40. Peter puts his smartphone aside.

  41. PETER (V.O.): Like dreams, the stock market is something that I can't control.

  42. Pausing.

  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I can dream big. But it doesn't mean all dreams are attainable.

  44. Peter grabs a novel to read.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't expect to get any new assignment before the Chinese New Year.

  46. Ding! Peter sees a What'sApp notification.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, its from a solicitor...

  48. Having checked the message, Peter begins to research with his smartphone.

  49. Act 3

  50. INT. BEDROOM - 23:00

  51. Background music.

  52. PETER (V.O.): I believe I've done something wonderful this Monday.

  53. Pausing.

  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd):Designing a business model for the future of Hong Kong, China and sharing it with like-minded people is wonderful.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): During pandemic time, dancing solo could make me fly without wings.

  57. Pausing.

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Let me continue to chase my dreams, some of which could be inspirational.

  59. Peter goes to bad.

  60. THE END.

  61. FADE OUT

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