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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Stimulated Again

  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. STUDY - 09:15


  4. Hearing phone notifications, PETER checks them.


  5. PETER (V.O.): Price alerts.


  6. We see on screen: 0873.HK reached an all time low... and 2252 reached an all time high...


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): See how low and how high can the stocks go later in the day.


  8. Pausing.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): They're short-term loss or gain that won't have any long-term financial effect.


  10. Pausing.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd):In about two months, I've built my investment stocks portfolio.


  12. Pausing.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As a long-term investor, my goal is to maximize total return.


  14. Act 2


  15. INT. SWIMMING POOL - 10:00


  16. Many souls. Peter is swimming.


  17. PETER (V.O.): Swimming among the elderly is safer. Their kicks aren't forceful.


  18. Recalling.


  19. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I like swimming in sea. If it's rough, I feel the very stimulating challenge.


  20. Pausing.


  21. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Here, the ripples are man-made.


  22. Pausing.


  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Pool water is relatively clear than sea water. If I lost something in a pool, I can find it.


  24. Pausing.


  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But I always encourage the young not to be a big fish in a small pond but a small fish in the sea.


  26. INT. ADMIRALTY MTR STATION - 14:30


  27. A MAN stops to ask Peter.


  28. MAN: Does this exit lead to the bus 23B station?


  29. PETER: Yes, but I'm not sure if the station is on the right or left of the road outside.


  30. MAN: Thank you very much!


  31. PETER: Not at all.


  32. THE SEQUENCES THAT FOLLOW


  33. A. Walking ahead of Peter, the Man sees the bus station on the right of the road.


  34. B. Peter sees that. When he makes a turn to take an escalator, Peter sees the man turning around and waving at him.


  35. C. Peter stops to turnaround to wave back at the man. They look happy.


  36. END SEQUENCE


  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This's what humans should treat each other. What an unexpected and enjoyable brief encounter!


  38. SEQUENCE OF PETER'S VOLUNTARY WORK


  39. A. Business School. HKUST - 15:00 - 17:30. Peter takes part in a meeting with LADIES and GENTLEMEN.


  40. B. Conference room. As his smartphone rings, Peter goes out to take the call.


  41. C. Function Room. Marriott Hotel - 18:00 - 21:00. Over dinner, Peter chats with some ladies and gentlemen.


  42. RETURN TO PRESENT


  43. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The main objective of the meeting was to get donations from potential donors.


  44. Pausing.


  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): During the meeting, my chambers' secretary called me, advising a brief that I've just got.


  46. Pausing.


  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Many of the ladies and gentlemen at the meeting were donors. What I could offer is only something in kind.


  48. Pausing.


  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): One gentleman, half of my age, was a medical doctor. He has ceased his practice to manage his family's equity.


  50. Pausing.


  51. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): He remarked jokingly that if his trendsetting investment strategy was right, he could retire in three years.


  52. Peter takes a deep breath.


  53. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm a pensioner, working in retirement. And I'm just a beginner in traditional stock investment.


  54. Act 3


  55. INT. STUDY - 22:00


  56. Peter checks his Investment List.


  57. PETER (V.O.): Despite the little rise in the Hang Seng Index today, my investment is now in the red.


  58. Pausing.


  59. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Since I began building my stock portfolio, today is the first day I haven't bought any stocks. I feel good to have a break.


  60. Pondering.


  61. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Life is full of ups and downs. Today, I've been stimulated again, and I enjoy every moments.


  62. FADE OUT


  63. THE END





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