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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Typhoon Kompassu

  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. BEDROOM - 08:00


  4. Waking ,PETER checks the Observatory's icon on his phone.


  5. PETER (V.O.): Kompassu is around. Signal no. 8 is still on. It's right that the HKUST's Council meeting scheduled for today is postponed.


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.): And there won't be any HKSE trading today.


  8. INT. SITTING ROOM - 10:00


  9. Opening envelopes, Peter checks the content.


  10. PETER (V.O.): They're bank statements. One documents my first purchase of stocks on Sept 14.


  11. Pausing.


  12. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): As soon as my younger daughter flew back to UK on Sept 13, I wanted to focus on something new.


  13. Act 2


  14. INT. MALL - 13:00


  15. Leaving an ATM, Peter surveys the environment.


  16. PETER (V.O.): The restaurant I meant to go isn't open. Perhaps I'll just buy a takeaway from a fast-food chain.


  17. Fast-food chain. Peter is checking the electronic menu.


  18. PETER (V.O.)(Cont'd): Yes, I'll have Beef Brisket Noodles in Soup.


  19. FLASHBACK


  20. INT. HAWKER STALL, HUNG SHUI KIU - DAY (1964)


  21. Paying 10 cents to a HAWKER (20s), Peter (10) asks for a favour.


  22. PETER: Could you put some beef brisket sauce to my noodles in soup?


  23. The hawker then adds a little sauce in a bowl of plain thick noodles.


  24. PETER (V.O.): I don't have 30 cents to buy the Beef Brisket noodles. I always order thick noodles believing they're more filling then the thin ones.

  25. Getting his bowl of noodles, Peter enjoys it.


  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Wow, the beef brisket sauce is so delicious!


  27. END FLASHBACK


  28. Peter does his order. We hear Beef Brisket Thick Noodles in Soup.


  29. INT. KITCHEN - 13:30


  30. Peter takes a photo of his soup noodles.


  31. PETER (V.O.): Simple food preserves deep memories.


  32. INT. SITTING ROOM - 14:00 - 17:45


  33. Peter sees his WIFE chasing KAJI, their family pet.


  34. PETER: What do you want to do?


  35. WIFE: Our elder daughter in Japan is asking about her pet. I want to take a photo of her.


  36. PETER (V.O.): Kompassu is Japanese. It means compass.


  37. Pausing.


  38. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): The dog shouldn't be the center of her world now. Perhaps, she has two centers and they aren't mutually exclusive.


  39. Thinking.


  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Since Sept 14, 2021, I've been exploring in the stocks direction.


  41. Recalling.


  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Before that, I focused on responding to Quora answer requests. I began doing that in summer 2019 as I needed a new platform to share my thoughts. I've got over 7M views.


  43. Recalling.


  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Before that, I spent time in writing reviews in Google's Local Guide. I began doing that in summer 2017 when I wanted to encourage service providers publicly. I've got over 47M views.


  45. Recalling.


  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And before that, my direction was in composing music and writing lyrics. My focus was on writing festive songs. That was from 2014 until 2017 before I began my private practice. I'm still sharing my songs during festive times.


  47. Reflecting.


  48. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Before I had my own websites to do my knowledge management and sharing my stories, I was quite lost. My inner compass wasn't working properly.


  49. Act 3


  50. INT. SITTING ROOM - 21:00


  51. Peter checks his emails.


  52. PETER (V.O.): The postponed meeting has now been re-fixed. The secretariat didn't have to apologize for Typhoon Kompassu.


  53. Pausing.


  54. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): And I've time to cool down my stock buying spree and give more thoughts about my investment directions.


  55. Peter takes a took of his investment portfolio on a phone screen.


  56. INT. BEDROOM - 23:30


  57. Peter goes to bed.


  58. PETER (V.O.): All in all, I've let my heart as my compass and my mind as my map.


  59. Thinking.


  60. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My bright inner self acts as my guide so that I won't get lost.


  61. FADE OUT


  62. THE END



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