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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Twilight Triumphs


  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. BEDROOM - 04:45


  4. Rubbing his eyes, PETER wakes up.


  5. PETER (V.O): It's still dark. What time is it?


  6. Peter checks the bedside clock and sees 04:45


  7. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): I've slept just two full cycles. Should I get up and study foreign languages?


  8. Peter lies still in bed.


  9. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): If I do that, I might feel very tired later in the day.


  10. Pausing.


  11. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): Waking up briefly between cycles is common. See if I can return to sleep again.


  12. At 08:45, Peter wakes up again.


  13. Act 2


  14. EXT. MTR CABIN - 09:30


  15. Peter has eyes focusing on his mobile screen.


  16. PETER (V.O.): Let me place my stock trade order now. I've a meeting at 10am.


  17. Peter taps an App for trading securities.


  18. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): Yesterday, I sold 1000 shares of a stock at $13.28, the highest price. Today, let me try to sell another 1000 shares at 13:80.


  19. Peter confirms his order.


  20. INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - 09:55


  21. A COMMITTEE. Peter sits near the screen.


  22. PETER (V.O): I want to see clearly.


  23. WILSON comes to join Peter.


  24. WILSON: Let me sit next to you!


  25. PETER (V.O): He was a CFO of a big company. We share travel information from time to time...


  26. Later, we see Peter and Wilson asking for the floor and make observations.


  27. INT. TIM HO WAN, ICC - 13:30


  28. Mobile by his side, Peter is enjoying a relaxed dim sum lunch.


  29. PETER (V.O): Oh, my trade order has been executed. My late Dad used to say that cash is king.


  30. Observing the environment.


  31. PETER (V.O): I haven't come here for three months now. It's a surprise that I don't have to wait for my seat.


  32. Peter sees some vacant seats.


  33. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): For the first time, I don't have to share a table with another customer...But the quality of the dim sum and the prices haven't changed.


  34. Peter then sees a notice.


  35. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): If I like the restaurant's page in social media, I can get a free dessert?


  36. Peter does it without delay.


  37. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): I've even written a good review and postscripts about it. Incidentally, my stuff in Google Maps have attracted over 102 million views!


  38. EXT. STATUE SQUARE, CENTRAL - 14:15


  39. Walking towards the Hong Kong Club Building, Peter checks his emails.


  40. PETER (V.O): Oh, I've Nick's blessing and have become a panelist of AALCO.


  41. INT. BUSINESS SCHOOL, HKUST - 15:30


  42. Peter is being interviewed by a consultant Q.


  43. PETER: Q, I believe the economy will be based neither on knowledge nor creativity, and innovation, but on IP...


  44. Pausing.


  45. PETER (Cont'd): Despite the many challenges, I'm still pursuing my dream to transform Hong Kong into an international IP trading hub...


  46. INT. STUDY - 18:30


  47. Mobile in hand, Peter practises Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Japanese and Korean.


  48. PETER (V.O): It's very heavy-going...but I want to accomplish my mission today.


  49. Finally, Peter smiles tiringly.


  50. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): I've moved up to #1 in Duolingo's Emerald League!


  51. Act 3


  52. INT. BEDROOM - 22:15


  53. Peter inserts an AI drawing entitled "Twilight Triumphs ..." to a draft.


  54. PETER (V.O): As I enter the twilight of my life, I still have my ambition and energy.


  55. Seeing a friend's WhatsApp message, Peter replies promptly.


  56. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): I actively engage my friends, my work...Over dinner, my wife complained to me about Govt bureaucracy mistreating her and our elder daughter.


  57. Reflecting.


  58. PETER (V.O) (Cont'd): I still have the courage to dare things, to enjoy triumphs or to suffer setbacks.


  59. FADE OUT


  60. THE END


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