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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

Ruby Tuesday

  1. FADE IN.


  2. Act 1


  3. INT. BEDROOM - MORNING


  4. A wet-haired PETER rejoins his WIFE in bed.


  5. PETER (V.O.): I've swum 1000 meters already - five days in a row.


  6. Recalling.


  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Last Friday, we went to watch the movie Stand by Me Doraemon 2. Last Saturday, we paid respect to our late Mom. On Sunday, I went with my elder son to sweep our ancestors' graves. Yesterday, we and our younger son watched the film The Father.


  8. Pausing.


  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Today, Tuesday, is the last day of the Easter holidays.


  10. Recalling.


  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Before the pandemic, we used to be in Japan during Easter, watching Sakura blossoms.


  12. Pausing.


  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What shall we do today?


  14. Act 2


  15. EXT. PET GARDEN - AFTERNOON


  16. Peter and his wife are watching every act of KAJI, their pet.


  17. WIFE: See if she needs to obey the calls of nature.


  18. PETER: But there's an insistent male DOG wanting to socialize with her.


  19. Kaji jumps onto a bench but the male dog follows suit. Kaji then angrily barks at him.


  20. WIFE: Okay, let's go to D2 Place now. It's pet-friendly.


  21. EXT. D2 PLACE ONE - LATE AFTERNOON


  22. Peter, his wife and Kaji arrive in their car.


  23. PETER: I can see the P sign on the left...but it's full.


  24. WIFE: Drive straight on to D2 Place Two then.


  25. Peter drives slowly and they arrive at the car park entrance on the right.


  26. PETER: It's quite full...


  27. A STAFF comes forward to direct Peter.


  28. STAFF: Park right next to the entrance. Leave your car key.


  29. WIFE: That's very good to us.


  30. PETER: Yes, we drive our pet here for the first time..


  31. INT. D2 PLACE ONE - LATER


  32. Getting off a lift, Kaji climbs up the stairs swiftly.


  33. WIFE: You've never been here.


  34. PETER: She could be following the scent.


  35. EXT. PET SKY GARDEN - CONTINUOUS


  36. Rooftop with pet decors. OWNERS and PETS.


  37. PETER & WIFE: Very nice.


  38. As Kaji is slow to join the party, Peter's wife puts her here and there for photo sessions.


  39. INT. PET-FRIENDLY MALL - CONTINOUS


  40. After some window-shopping, they enter a pet supermarket.


  41. WIFE: All the stuff we'll buy are for her only.


  42. Kaji sniffs the packaged treats and stuff toys.


  43. PETER: It's her day.


  44. Leaving the supermarket with a full bag, they enter a pet-friendly restaurant opposite to it.


  45. WIFE: We need to have a tea break.


  46. PETER: It's specially nice we can have our pet's company.


  47. EXT. MOVING CAR - NIGHT


  48. WIFE: A very enjoyable day! But the holidays are over.


  49. Peter nods. The car radio is playing a rock-and-roll song.


  50. PETER (V.O.): An old Rolling Stones number. I like their hit Ruby Tuesday, a relatively tame song with nice melody and lyrics.


  51. Pausing.


  52. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd):I feel pretty tired too. I had better focus on driving. Safety comes first.


  53. Act 3


  54. INT. STUDY - NIGHT


  55. Peter is researching on something.


  56. PETER (V.O.): Ruby symbolises good fortune, pure love and loyalty.


  57. Thinking.


  58. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But I know Ruby Tuesday the song is about missing a fickle lover. Who's Ruby Tuesday?


  59. Researching.


  60. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It's just a ficititious name.


  61. INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT


  62. Peter switches off the light.


  63. PETER(V.O.): Today, we did have a real Ruby Tuesday. We catch our dreams before they slip away.


  64. FADE OUT.


  65. THE END


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