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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Tune of Opportunities

Updated: Dec 2, 2023

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. INT. STUDIO -BATHROOM - 06:45

  4. Dimly lit. PETER is looking for something.

  5. PETER(V.O.) Where have I put my glasses?

  6. Peter is looking frustrated.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Okay, let me use my spare one.

  8. Finding and putting on a spare pair of glasses, Peter continues to search.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): While I've become somewhat forgetful, but I can't forget my problems.

  10. Later, Peter spots his missing glasses on the edge of a sink.

  11. PETER (V.O.): I must establish a specific spot to put my glasses and train myself to place them there.

  12. Act 2


  14. Arriving, Peter sees PASSENGERS getting on board a minibus

  15. PETER (V.O.): Good timing.

  16. Peter follows the queue, but when it's his turn, the door closes.

  17. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh it's full. Let me take the MTR.


  19. A. Peter takes a lift and walks towards a station.

  20. B Inside a crowded train, Peter stands close to a stanchion de and holds tight.

  21. C. Following other PASSENGERS, Peter changes station.

  22. D. Getting out of another station, Peter walks in the direction of a courthouse.


  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I should arrive in court in good time.


  26. A Peter discharg his professional duties with the same energy and efficiency as his younger COUNTERPARTS.

  27. B. When prosecuting one case, Peter locks eyes with a WITNESS, igniting a spark of recognition in the air.


  29. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I met her before in another case years ago. Life's coincidences and connections can be both surprising and thought-provoking.

  30. INT. CHA CHAAN TENG - 13:15

  31. As a plate of "Fried Vermicelli with Sliced Beef" is put on the table, Peter takes a photo of it.

  32. PETER (V.O.): I don't know when I'll have it again.

  33. Savouring.

  34. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Its taste brings back memories of my youth when I had the same as a part-time hotel waiter.

  35. Savouring.

  36. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Looking back, those were very hard and very good times.

  37. EXT. ROADS - 17:30

  38. Carrying a scrolled paper cover with one hand, Peter checks his fingers.

  39. PETER (V.O.): I don't carry a bag today so that I'd hold some papers rather than holding a smartphone.

  40. Checking his left hand index finger and pinky particularly.

  41. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I don't want to have smartphone neuropathy anymore.

  42. Pausing.

  43. PETER (V.O.): I want to refocus on writing good tunes and playing my guitar without pain.

  44. INT. STUDY - 21:00

  45. Working before a laptop, Peter sees a blank page.

  46. PETER (V.O.): Oh dear! What's wrong?

  47. We see on screen: There's a technical problem on our end.

  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Will it be resolved in good time?

  49. We see Peter beginning to hold and type on his smartphone with bad fingers.

  50. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): I wouldn't let technology to interfere with my creativity!

  51. Act 3

  52. INT. STUDIO - 23:00

  53. On Peter's smartphone screen, we see a cartoon-realistic AI drawing entitled "Tune of Opportunities".

  54. PETER (V.O): When faced with unexpected challenges, I've the ability to adapt and find solutions.

  55. Pausing.

  56. PETER (V.O.): Opportunities have a harmonious and uplifting qualities and may lead to something that's rewarding and fulfilling.

  57. Pausing.

  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Having done my court appearances, I desire to refocus on my pursuit in writing captivating trilingual songs.

  59. FADE OUT

  60. THE END

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