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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!


  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.


  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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