Her love story did not have a happy end. But that was okay.
Chun lived simply, content to work at an amusement park selling cold drinks to park-goers. It was a mundane routine that she kept, day in, day out, but she had no complains. Life went on.
The days of her youth seemed distant even though she is surrounded by boisterous fun every single day. She spends her day waiting for customers, filling in puzzles half-heartedly.
A special request for a bottled drink makes her a little unsettled. She ran out of stock, but promised the young man that she would reserve one chilled bottle for him if he would return.
In his absence, Chun unbottled her memories about the drink.
She finds herself wandering into the amusement park for the very first time. She wonders about her youth, her past, all the what-ifs, especially about a special boy she met as a teenager.
Chun wasn’t sure what she was looking for, but she know that if she was fearful then, there was no way to return, to regret now.
As she rides off home, her heart awakens, with youth and song.
It was a very long day, but it was her one day in paradise.
‘A Day In Paradise’ featured at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Women Make Waves Film Festival, Kaohsiung Film Festival and the Urban Nomad Film Festival.