Friday, June 17, 2005

getting the hits

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it's funny, i never knew fourtwenty was one of the drug of choices among the cheenas of the cheenas(read: ah bengs) until another 4-20 hero said he could get "stock" from way deep in the chinese heartland of 6pm serial dramas, taiwanese tearjerkers, wanton cantonese swearing and modded proton sagas(read: kepong) i've always figured them to be the chem chronics, that's association by familiarity anyways...

so as we wander down the hallways of this dilapidated pre-70s walk up flat, looking for an seedy character named ah keong, with tattoos straight out of a hongkong gangster flick in block 3 unit 5a. it feels so surreal. behind these doors emblazoned with red chinese paper symbols and plastic lanterns dangling way past CNY, i can pick out mahjong games in sessions, loud raucous banters and cantonese serial dramas on astro... and all this, way past midnight.

we found the flat and rang the bell. ah keong was shorter than i thought he would be, about five feet five, shirtless, tattoed and the golden dyed-bleached to hell hair. i looked pass behind him on the sofa, lay a few guys and girls with equally blinding hair colors as well. my eyes caught some girls looking back at us. not bad, but too bad they're lians.

we talked, then money and chronic was exchanged. we complimented each others on our tattoos and piercings. and before we walked away, true to the pusher's credo... he tried to sell us some chems.

"we don't do chems", i said in cantonese, "we're surfers.. not trippers"

he nodded, and smiled.





Track Of The Day: Verve - The Drugs Don't Work

5 Comments:

Blogger disco-very said...

coolness.

1:08 PM  
Blogger cyber-red said...

Now be a good boy.. say Tak Nak.

12:49 AM  
Blogger seth.frostheart said...

davina: :D

reta: but.. but.. i'm was NEVER a good boy!~ how la then?!~

1:09 AM  
Blogger devoid said...

Actually I think ah bengs can get anything!

"we don't do chems", i said in cantonese, "we're surfers.. not trippers"

How do you say that in Canto?

9:17 PM  
Blogger seth.frostheart said...

actually, that's true somewhat...

tell you on msn ;)

12:11 PM  

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