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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Kaji: Envy Unleashed

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1


  4. PETER is driving. Sitting on the lap of the PACK LEADER, KAJI watches the moving scenes.

  5. PACK LEADER: We can park in the vicinity.

  6. PETER: There's space on our right.

  7. Parking the car, they see two WOMEN using the sidewalk railings to stretch their legs.

  8. KAJI (V.O.): I do full-body stretches, including stretching my chest to the ground.

  9. As the Pack Leader alights, Kaji joins Peter and sits on his lap.

  10. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's my way to show affection.

  11. Peter is holding Kaji tight.

  12. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's one of Peter's ways. I love it.

  13. Act 2


  15. The two women finishes their exercises.

  16. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, they take notice of me.

  17. As they get closer to observe her, Kaji reciprocates.

  18. WOMAN#1: My goodness, look at this cutie!

  19. WOMAN#2: A Shiba Inu.

  20. WOMAN#1 (to Peter): Is it a boy or a girl?

  21. PETER: A woman - seven years old now.

  22. WOMAN#2: It's equivalent to human's 49 years of age.

  23. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): What? I don't get it.

  24. WOMAN#1: Is it costly to keep it?

  25. PETER: Quite.

  26. WOMAN#2: She's beautiful. Look at her eyes.

  27. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yes, I'm.

  28. PETER: Thank you. Her Mom was a beauty queen!

  29. The women have more eye contacts with Peter.

  30. WOMAN#1: Isn't she lucky? 

  31. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): She wishes she had someone who would take care of her like what Peter does to me.

  32. WOMAN#2: We've to work all day...

  33. We see a hairdresser shop in the background.

  34. WOMAN#1: I bet she gets spoiled all the time.

  35. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Envy unleashed in their eyes.

  36. As a CUSTOMER approaching, the women return to their workplace.

  37. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I doubt if they understand my role as the family pet.

  38. Pausing.

  39. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've the unwavering commitment to support the family through thick and thin.

  40. Later, woman#1 reappears, biding them farewell.

  41. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, she's closing in to touch me...

  42. Kaji stays put.

  43. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): She's eager to experience what's like to be Peter's chosen one.

  44. Kaji isn't irresponsive.

  45. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't like to get connected with any green-eyed beings.

  46. As woman#1 parts them, Kaji looks relaxed.

  47. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Just me and Peter again!

  48. Soon, the Pack Leader returns with bags of food.

  49. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): She doesn't know what we've encountered just then.

  50. Pausing.

  51. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Where there's no comparison, there's no envy.

  52. Act 3


  54. As Peter is about to drive, Kaji returns to the arms of the Pack Leader.

  55. KAJI (V.O.): Our relationship is built on care, dedication and love.

  56. Kaji takes a look of Peter.

  57. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): They’ve a deep commitment to my wellbeing and happiness.

  58. Thinking.

  59. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): The companionship, joy and love that are in our bond is a two-way street, requiring mutual respect and care.

  60. FADE OUT

  61. THE END

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