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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Kaji: Signals Are All Around

  1. FADE IN


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. HOME - AFTERNOON (Yesterday)


  4. KAJI stares at PETER.


  5. KAJI (V.O.): He's home. But the Pack Leader has just gone out.


  6. Pausing.


  7. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I want to go out too.


  8. Pausing.


  9. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): One signal for that to happen is that both the Pack Leader and Peter are home.


  10. Pausing.


  11. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I take mixed signals as a "no".


  12. Seeing the Pack Leader returning, Kaji whines.


  13. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Is it a "yes" now?


  14. Act 2


  15. INT. HOME - CONTINUOUS


  16. Kaji hears Peter talking to the Pack Leader.


  17. PETER: It's the usual time we go out with our darling.


  18. PACK LEADER: Someone is coming up to fix the air conditioner.


  19. PETER: But if we don't go out with her, she'd be very disappointed.


  20. PACK LEADER: I'll give her extra treats.


  21. KAJI (V.O.): What? I prefer going out.


  22. Kaji sees the Pack Leader selecting some treats.


  23. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm afraid I've to contradict myself now.


  24. INT. HOME - MORNING


  25. Kaji sees the MAID going out.


  26. KAJI (V.O.): That's the signal that she won't prepare breakfast for Peter and me.


  27. Then, Kaji sees Peter going out.


  28. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's the signal that he'll soon return with a piece of bread.


  29. Later, Peter returns. Kaji can't wait to check him up.


  30. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Yes, he does have a piece of bread.


  31. As she whines, Kaji sees Peter pointing at a dining chair.

  32. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): That's a signal for me to share his chair and breakfast.


  33. INT. HOME - AFTERNOON


  34. Kaji sees Peter returning and whispering something.


  35. KAJI (V.O.): I get the weak "Kai-Kai" signal ie going out.


  36. Pausing.


  37. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): But the Pack Leader isn't home yet.


  38. Then, Kaji sees the Pack Leader returning.


  39. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): The signal has become very strong now!


  40. EXT. PROMENADE - LATE AFTERNOON


  41. Kaji has just finished doing her usual business.


  42. KAJI (V.O.): We don't come here that often now. The grass is greener in the riverside park.


  43. Pausing.


  44. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): We come here with a car. The signal is that we'll go...


  45. Recalling.


  46. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): OMG! The torture chambers!


  47. MONTAGE OF KAJI'S ORDEAL IN THE PET SALON LATER


  48. .A. Kaji is being bathed, brushed and dried by STAFF.


  49. B. As Kaji whines, the Pack Leader and a Gang Member nearby are non-responsive.


  50. END MONTAGE


  51. Act 3


  52. INT. HOME - NIGHT


  53. Resting on a sofa, Kaji sees Peter joining her.


  54. KAJI (V.O.): He knows I'm exhausted after my ordeal.

  55. .

  56. Pausing.


  57. KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Signals are all around, if we perceive them.


  58. Kaji leans towards Peter.


  59. KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): I signal my intention in unconditional love.


  60. FADE OUT


  61. THE END



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