INT: RAMSHACKLE HONG KONG CLOTHING STORE - DAY
DAVE and EMILY pry open overstuffed racks and dig through bins of t-shirts which may be second-hand, factory rejects, or both. Emily excitedly holds up a shirt, barely stifling her laughter.
Oh, check this out -“Unique Happiness Ferris Wheel!”
(written across the front)
Nice! But I don’t know if it beats this one - “Wind Smell”.
MONTAGE of their quest to find the weirdest, bad English t-shirts all around the city.
MUSIC: Perky top 40 hit
Emily crouches in the attic of a store. Finds shirt that says: “Lets have a motorcycle”. Then realizes the back says: “Yes black girls!”
Dave grimaces, shakes head.
CUT TO an obscenely overcrowded store where Emily pops out of a sea of Asians with a shirt that reads: “Favorites. Lovers. Fruit People.”
Dave nods excitedly.
CUT TO Dave and Emily prowling through a night market, combing the stalls. A girl walks by sporting a top emblazoned with: “Doubt of the smile”. They exchange mischievous glances and follow her.
CUT TO another shop. Dave emerges from a dumpster-sized pile of clothes like it’s a ball pit, triumphantly holding a sweatshirt: “Scratch a weak heart”.
Emily cheers and trips over a pile of clothes, but Dave swoops in and gracefully catches her with his strong arms.
A nearby old lady gives a disapproving look.
The quest continues, store after store of funny clothes until…
EXT. CLOSET-SIZED CLOTHING STALL - NIGHT
Emily and Dave emerge laughing and weighed down with shopping bags. Walking down the street into a barrage of neon Chinese signage, they exchange gooey smiles and reach to hold each other’s hand.
More in love than ever.