INT. UNIVERSITY HALL - LATERThe DEAN passes out scrolls to a series of STUDENTS as theMASTER OF CEREMONY reads names off a list on a grand-lookingstage. The hall is filled with guests seated in neat rows, who intermittently erupt in applause. Benjamin and Mrs Teesneak to their seats.MASTER OF CEREMONY(formal)Ladies and gentleman, we will nowpresent the awards to the First-Class Honours recipients.On the floor, Mrs Tee pats Benjamin on his back. Benjamin’sfather, MR TEE, looks on proudly with a smile. Mr Tee is ahealthy middle-aged man, the stereotypical Chinese father --serious and not too generous with smiles and compliments.MASTER OF CEREMONY (CONT’D)The First-Class Honours award isconferred to outstanding students who performed exceptionally wellthroughout their academic career.This year, we are pleased topresent this award to two students.Down the row, a MALE STUDENT, tilts his head slightly forwardand looks at Benjamin, smirking, almost cockily. He isWILLIAM CHOO, Benjamin’s classmate and chief academic rival.MASTER OF CEREMONY (CONT’D)This year’s recipients are: William Chong.There is a big applause. William stands up with a broadsmile, clenching his fist of victory at waist-level. Hestrides towards the stage as if he had been waiting for the moment all his life.The Dean presents the award to William. William poses proudly with his trademark smirk, while photographers clamourbeforethe stage to take shots. The camera flash is almost blindingand the shutter clicks are incessant. Benjamin looks atWilliam calmly but does not clap.MASTER OF CEREMONY (CONT’D)Benjamin Tee.Benjamin, walks up to the stage with in a confident stride,certainly “quieter” than William. As Benjamin receives hisaward, the photographers behave likewise.DEAN(personally to Benjamin)Congratulations. Now you go outthere and take over the world!2.