Golden Rice Bowl
“If you do this, 14K iron your rice bowl,” said Huey to Buddha. Buddha, or Melvin Lop, was not older than 17 and still in high school. Huey, who was twice Buddha’s age, approached the White Tigers two years ago looking for muscle. Budda had worked with the 14K before. He knew that if he did this for Huey, everybody would know his name at the Four Points.
Huey pulled a Tec-9 from a duffle bag and handed it over to Buddha. “Point and shoot.” Buddha’s eyes widened. He used and shot with a handgun before. But not this. This was something else. “You hold the trigger until it empty. The recoil not strong.” instructed Huey.
“I fack them ap. I won’t disappoint.”
Buddha bolted out of the apartment complex on East Ord and hopped on Soy Face’s moped, his all-time friend. That night, they waited in the stairwell of an apartment complex on Yale Street in front of the Eng Suey Sun Tong headquarters from 11 PM to 3 AM in the morning. Asian men started leaking from the building one by one.
One man donning an old-fashioned hat and a varsity jacket left the entrance. “You go now,” said Buddha. Soy Face left the stairwell to leave through the back entrance, stepping on his moped and circling the block.
The old man with an arm wrapped around a young lady a third his age was drunkenly in front of the building. Before the intoxicated Kit Choi was even aware of what was going to happen, a haze of bullets rattled in his direction. The gun was empty, just like Huey instructed. A moped buzzed by to collect Buddha and the duo disappeared in the darkness of Chinatown. Now more giant than ever. Awaiting the riches of the Far East.
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.