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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Welcome to Hong Kong

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. EXT. ROADS TO AIRPORT - 11:45


  4. In a blue MB, PETER is driving his elder DAUGHTER and her BOYFRIEND.


  5. PETER (V.O.): My wife and I couldn't wait to visit them in Seoul last month.


  6. Pausing.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Our elder daughter seized the term-break opportunity in Feb to return home for the first time in over three years.


  8. We hear conversations in Japanese.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): In Autumn 2019, she went to Fukuoka to learn Japanese alone.


  10. Peter takes a look of the rear mirror.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Their hearts brought them together initially there and then in Seoul.

  12. We continue to hear exchanges.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I like the end of missing someone.


  14. Act 2


  15. INT. AIRPORT DEPARTURE HALL - 12:30


  16. As he enters the restricted area, the boyfriend waves goodbye to Peter and his elder daughter several times.


  17. PETER (V.O.): He has to go back to work after taking a Friday and a Monday off.


  18. DAUGHTER: My Korean language classmate from Hokkaido has texted me that she boarded the flight.


  19. PETER: What's her name?


  20. DAUGHTER: Honoka.


  21. PETER (V.O.): My elder daughter is smart. Honoka is taking the same flight that flew her and her boyfriend in last Friday.


  22. Pausing.


  23. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Her boyfriend will board the same flight back to Seoul.


  24. PETER: We should be able to pick her up at the arrival hall around 13:45. Let's eat something while we wait.


  25. DAUGHTER: Some restaurants in Terminal 1 look good.


  26. PETER: As we've time, perhaps we should go to Terminal 2 to explore the options first.


  27. DAUGHTER: How come I can't see any Terminal 2 signages?


  28. PETER: Don't worry. I know the way. I flew flights departing from Terminal 2.


  29. Later, they arrive at a blocked junction.


  30. ALL: Oh, Terminal 2 is closed. No wonder! But Terminal 3 is being constructed!


  31. They return to Terminal 1.


  32. INT. JAPANESE NOODLE SHOP - 12:45


  33. Peter and his elder daughter order Ramen.


  34. DAUGHTER: I haven't had ramen for a long time.


  35. PETER (V.O.): Oh, I've forgotten she isn't working in Tokyo anymore.


  36. INT. WAITING AREA - 13:25


  37. Peter and his elder daughter sit near an electronic art.


  38. PETER (V.O.): It's good to see the hustle and bustle of the Airport again.


  39. Peter watches people heading here and there.


  40. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Apart from users, there're service providers.

  41. Pausing.


  42. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Today, we're playing host again. Honoka wants to see Kaji.


  43. Pausing.


  44. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Honoka wanted to raise a Shiba Inu in Hokkaido but circumstances weren't permitting.

  45. Pausing.


  46. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Kaji was primarily our elder daughter's pet. I never say no to my daughters.


  47. DAUGHTER: Honoka is now at the baggage reclaim area.


  48. PETER: Let's go to the exit point to greet her. How to say "Welcome to Hong Kong" in Japanese?


  49. DAUGHTER: Honkon e yokoso...


  50. PETER: Honkon e...


  51. Act 3


  52. EXT. ROADS FROM AIRPORT - 13: 45


  53. Peter is driving her elder daughter and Honoka.


  54. PETER (V.O.): Since last Friday, my family have been very busy playing host to guests visiting Hong Kong.


  55. Pausing.


  56. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We're so glad that they'd visit us. May all our guests leave as dearer and closer ones.


  57. Pausing.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): We look forward to receiving more particularly in Winter this year.


  59. Smiling.


  60. FADE OUT


  61. THE END
























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