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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

The Last of Us

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. BEDROOM - 08:15


  4. PETER checks his phone diary.


  5. PETER (V.O.): My July travel has disrupted my routine.


  6. Reading.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My immediate task is to take my Nissan 200SX for testing.


  8. Pausing.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): This 34-year old coupe is older than my elder son.


  10. Reading.


  11. PETER (To phone): Oh yes, my family has a lunch gathering with visiting relatives from UK.


  12. Peter begins doing morning exercises.


  13. Act 2


  14. INT. CAR-TESTING CENTRE- 09:00


  15. Reception. A smiling STAFF is receiving Peter and his coupe.


  16. STAFF: I haven't seen the model for many years....


  17. The staff checks a car registration certificate.


  18. STAFF (Cont'd): Oh, born in 1989...and you're still keeping it.


  19. PETER: Yes! I'm keen that it'd stay alive.


  20. Later, at a workplace. Peter's coupe is raised. A MECHANIC talks to Peter.


  21. MECHANIC: I want you to see the defects of your car...


  22. We see broken dust covers of the steering system.


  23. PETER (V.O.): Last year, they're good...


  24. MECHANIC (Cont'd): You've to make good the defects before getting a roadworthy certificate.


  25. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've been able to solve all of its problems with money.


  26. INT. HOTEL RESTAURANT - 14:00


  27. Over lunch, Peter and his WIFE are chatting with RELATIVES. Later, they hear RELATIVE#1 saying :...Uncle Chi-ming has passed away...


  28. PETER (V.O.): Oh dear...


  29. We feel a sense of loss among those who are senior in age.


  30. MONTAGE OF PETER'S MEMORIES OF UNCLE CHI-MING


  31. A. A home in Tai Po, 1979. Peter (25) and SHARON (24) join Uncle Chi-ming's FAMILY in a family gathering.


  32. B. A restaurant in Lau Fau Shan, 1983. Peter (29) and Sharon (28) and Uncle Chi-ming's family are having a seafood dinner.


  33. C. Uncle Chi-ming's home, Wigan, 1986. Peter (32) and Sharon (31) are chatting with Uncle Chi-ming by a Christmas tree.


  34. D. Nissan showroom, Yuen Long, 1988. Referring to a Nissan 200SX on disaplay, Peter (34) chats with a SALESMAN in the presence of Uncle Chi-ming.


  35. E. Uncle Chi-ming's home, Weybridge, 2004. Peter's FAMILY are visiting Uncle Chi-ming's family.


  36. F. Uncle Jimmy's home, LA, 2011. Peter's family meet up with RELATIVES including Uncle Chi-ming and his WIFE.


  37. END MONTAGE


  38. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Uncle Chi-ming first worked as in barber shop in UK in the early 1960s before running a successful restaurant business in Wigan.


  39. We hear relatives talking about:...travelling more while we still can...


  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): With great support from his kind wife, he raised his loving family well.


  41. We hear relatives talking about:...when one can't make it, the other one goes nowhere...


  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): He once led a district delegation to visit Hong Kong...


  43. Pausing.


  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): His passing, like his late youngest brother Jimmy in US, leaves a void that I can't ignore.


  45. Pausing.


  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm one of the few who has first-hand knowledge of their from zero-hero stories.


  47. Sighing.


  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): To me, their can-do spirits live on.


  49. Peter sighs again.


  50. Act 3


  51. INT. BEDROOM - 20:30


  52. Tapping an AI drawing App in his smartphone, Peter inputs "a man in heaven".


  53. PETER (V.O.): It's natural that individuals who were born around the same time period are passing away.


  54. Soon, we see a colouful image appearing on the phone screen.


  55. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The news of Uncle Chi-ming prompts the last of us to reflect on our own lives and legacies.


  56. After downloading the image, Peter is in thoughts.


  57. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I honor Uncle Chi-ming's legacies and am trying to keep my memories of him alive.


  58. Peter publishes a blog post.


  59. FADE OUT


  60. THE END

























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