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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

A Success Story

  1. FADE IN.

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. SITTING ROOM - 09:00

  4. PETER sees his WIFE off.

  5. PETER (V.O.): She drives herself to work. I can work at home.

  6. Having studied some emails attachments, Peter types something on his smartphone.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Done!

  8. Peter checks the time.

  9. .

  10. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The stock market has already started trading.

  11. Peter focuses on his smartphone screen.

  12. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, the Alibaba stock price has risen to $176. I should alert my wife.

  13. Peter sends a message.

  14. Act 2


  16. INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT (Oct 4, 2021)

  17. Peter and his wife chat over dinner.

  18. PETER (V.O.): Every time after I bought a lot of Alibaba shares, the price would go down.

  19. Pausing.

  20. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've bought 7 lots on different days already. I'll bid for my 8th lot tomorrow.

  21. His wife's thinking.

  22. INT. DINING ROOM - NIGHT (Oct, 5, 2021)

  23. Peter and his wife chat over dinner.

  24. PETER: I've bought my cheapest Alibaba lot at $132.

  25. WIFE: I've also bought at that price.

  26. PETER: Is that right?

  27. Pausing.

  28. PETER (Cont'd): If the price rises, you may capitalize the profit to pay for the new iPadMini that you want to buy.


  30. Peter checks a message.

  31. PETER (V.O.): You've already sold your Alibaba lot? Well done!

  32. Peter types his reply.

  33. EXT. GOLDEN COAST - 12:00-13:00

  34. Towing a green swim buoy, Peter is swimming with the waves.

  35. PETER (V.O.): With the buoy behind me, I'm enjoying this rocking and rolling in the sea!

  36. Pausing.

  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's also like the ups and downs of the stock market.

  38. INT. PETER'S NT HOME - 17:00

  39. Putting aside his smartphone, Peter lies down on the sofa.

  40. PETER (V.O.): For the past couple of weeks, I've been having a new 9-5 routine - all about my stock investment.

  41. Pausing.

  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I plan what stocks to buy; I do my stock orders; I check stock performance; and I take corrective actions.

  43. Pausing.

  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): So far, it seems that my predictive power is pretty stable.

  45. Later, while decluttering, Peter sees two small boxes.

  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What's inside?

  47. Opening one, Peter sees a rolled-up photo. Opening another, another photo.

  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): They captured moments of success.

  49. Peter then takes a look of a certificate inside a shelf.

  50. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's my wife's professional diploma. I suggested to her to make a career change.

  51. Pausing.

  52. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Sometimes, she'd complain that she had to study law while having my babies.

  53. Act 3

  54. INT. LIFT LOBBY - 20:00

  55. While waiting for the lift, Peter feels a hand on his shoulder. His wife appears, carry bags.

  56. PETER: What food have you bought? Something to celebrate?

  57. His wife smiles.

  58. INT. SITTING ROOM - 21:00

  59. Peter's wife works behind a laptop.

  60. WIFE: I'm going to order for an iPadMini. It won't be available until mid Nov.

  61. PETER: When you get it, you've also got a success story to tell.

  62. Thinking.

  63. PETER (V.O.): In every success story, someone has made a smart decision and follow through diligently.

  64. FADE OUT

  65. THE END

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