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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Kaji: What's Life

FADE IN.


Act 1


INT. SITTING ROOM - DAY


KAJI sees PETER going out.


KAJI (V.O.): Is he buying breakfast for us?


A beat.


Welcoming him home, Kaij jumps up to Peter energetically to sniff his belongings.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): Nothing interesting. His laptop isn't edible.


Kaji sees Peter sitting on the sofa, opening his laptop.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): I don't need to exercise my mind.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): I know there's no food inside.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): I can't understand why he likes it so much.


Kaji looks lost.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): What should I do, despite I'm hungry?


Act 2


INT. SITTING ROOM - CONTINUOUS


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): Let me play tug of war.


Picking up a big stuff toy from her toy box, Kaji bites it violently, shaking her head and body with full force.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): You're my prey! I'm hungry. I've no mercy on you!


Kaji checks if her prey would resist further.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Peter might share my instinctive behaviour.


Kaji brings her prey to Peter who is working on a laptop.


Grabbing one part of the toy prey, Peter contests with Kaji to keep it.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): He's old. I'll let him have an edge.


Getting the toy prey, Peter throws it in the air.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): I've no problem in catching it!


Having caught her prey with her mouth, Kaji tortures it again before bringing it to Peter. They repeat the game a few times.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): That's enough for Peter's morning exercise.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): I feel more hungry now.


Checking Peter.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): But Peter is focusing on his laptop again.


Kaji sees the MAID putting something on the dinning table.


KAJI (V.O.): Oh, our breakfast is ready.


Checking Peter again.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): His eyes are still glued to the laptop screen. Can't he smell food?


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): Let me exercise my mind to get his attention.


Kaji stares at Peter. Peter looks back.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): But he isn't leaving the sofa. Come on!


Kaji makes some whining sounds.

Act 3


Hearing Kaji's whining, Peter lifts his head with a smile.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): Yes, it works, he's about to leave the sofa.


Leaving the sofa, Peter walks towards the dining room. Kaji dances around him energetically as if they're dancing Viennese Waltz.


INT. DINING ROOM - DAY


Seeing Peter pointing at a chair, Kaji jumps up swiftly.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd):Yes, your wish is my command!


Holding one end of a bread piece, Peter lets Kaji bite the other end as if they're playing tug of war.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): I love this alternative game. Peter isn't actually contesting with me.


Kaji is biting and eating.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): All I need to do is to swallow the part at my end. Peter will then let me have more edges...


Eating again.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): Until there's no more bread.


PETER: Finished.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): I can see that.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): They've become the source of my energy.


Kaji looks happy.


KAJI (V.O.)(Cont'd): What's life to me is simply energy or exercise of my mind.


FADE OUT.

THE END


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