Fortune Favours the Bold
“A beautiful, smart, and loving person will be coming into your life.” As such read the text Peter Peng found in his fortune cookie. Across from him sat the illustrious Remy Yue. Crystal glasses donned the mahogany table filled with European cuisine.
Last week Peter experienced what he considers the greatest betrayal in his life. His childhood friend Ernie started filling his own “rice bowl”. And no brother should ever do that. According to traditional Chinese customs, they’re all in the same boat across the Jangtse. So Peter thought they were headed upstream. But turns out Ernie took a different route.
Peter met Remy via a Chinatown bookie at the gambling game behind the Feng Shui shop two weeks ago. Remy was a Chinatown hotshot with mainland Chinese connections. “Lot of Chinese people in Shenzhen like European cars.” Peter was born and raised by the streets. He didn’t know all this business and investment jargon. In fact, he felt a bit uncomfortable in Remy’s Bauhaus mansion in Lebrun.
“I’m looking for fixers and I heard you the best carjacker in San Delfina.” Peter had a long trackrecord of stealing cars. Not just car radios and Chevrolets, but nowadays he could get his hands on fob keys and stole more Audis and BMWs than he could remember. “You pay good I help you. Only small problem.” Remy raised an eyebrow at Peter. “My main guy, he think he make more money alone. I say you give me the right price, I prove him wrong.”
Peter was going to the stars alone. He was the one pulling the ox cart alone anyway.
Super Wok Explosion is a unique animated web-series about Chinese organized crime. The project is funded entirely by its audience. On this website, animator Tony Cheuk likes to share information about Asian organized crime—and world-building of the universe of the series, Chinese tongs and triads. If you're interested in learning more about the project, you can click here.