The story of the little gangster that could
Native to: Malaysia, Singapore
Mating habits: Often and indiscriminate
Social behavior: Hunts in packs
Sanctuaries: Sibu, Kuching, Miri, Klang, Cheras
Ultimate goal in life:
To own a semi-automatic handgun (preferably wrapped in newspapers, the classic but rather cliched method of concealment).
Loan shark. Getting usurious money lending interests or gambling debts by property destruction, kidnapping, intimidation of the borrower, family and extended family (and pets if they have any).
One day, after getting a RM 3,600 interest from a borrower, his IQ 64 brain creaked and slowly came to the seeds of what he thought was an ingenious idea.
“I’ve got it!”, he exclaimed after 3 solid hours of hard thinking as the sun began to set in the horizon, still holding on to the wad of money.
Several startled birds flew off at his personal eureka and a couple who was doing the horizontal boogie in the abandoned car park furtively looked up and started quickly dressing.
He has worked long and hard to become the right hand man of the boss. General consensus was that he’s an asshole (which makes him Employee of the Month material in this line of work), just not very bright.
The latter was in fact the primary reason his boss trusted him with a handgun, though he did not know it.
Thus, when he concocted a cock and bull story about how one of his borrowers ran away to the freezing wastelands of Siberia and left only a RM 10 note, it was not altogether surprising that his boss looked at him in increasing incredulity and growing annoyance.
The boss expressed that annoyance in very reasonable discourse…using his fists.
Now, our protagonist did not think that was right. He has worked hard and risked his life (or so he would like to think, his victims were mostly degenerate gamblers who cringed when he raised his voice) and made his second intuitive leap of the day.
He thought it would be nice to be the boss for a change.
He slowly walked towards his boss as he slipped a very sharp knife out. He has a gun but unfortunately no bullets to go with it. His boss, being a little bit smarter, had only given him 3 bullets and he had used them all in a previous assignment. There was a gang war then and come to think of it, he didn’t think it was an accident that he walked into a room with four armed men and a gun with only three bullets.
He mulled on that piece of information as he stabbed, slashed and generally butchered his (now deceased) boss.
Then, he shook a cigarette out and smoked it ponderously as he thought about how wonderful it is to be the boss with a large gang beneath him. As I have previously mentioned, he is a bit slow.
Thus, when a random police patrol passed by two hours later, they saw a man sitting on top of a dead man, both of whom was very well known around these parts largely due to their criminal enterprises.
The man was covered with blood and appeared deep in thought.
Notes: This was a photo shoot I did over two days during Chinese New Year. Willie of I-Concept Event Agency introduced me to Jason, who runs Jasongs Photography. I’ve known Willie for years (he’s Jeanie’s brother) and when he asked if I could do him a favor by being a model in a photo shoot, I was happy to help out.
Jason and Willie just got into a partnership and they do a lot of wedding photos and family shots. They wanted to do a high pass shoot – there was a lot of fake blood (which is permanent if it gets on your clothes), location scouting, multiple flash units to light everything up and early mornings. That is not a real gun – it’s a Beretta 92F replica. It was a lot of fun to do and we found this really cool abandoned house which would be great for photos.
I wrote this tongue-in-cheek post when I saw the photos just now. I agreed to help with the captions so I have an alternate post on Facebook with completely different text. It’s more serious and gritty, you can view and read the photo story here. Let me know which one you think is better. 🙂
46 thoughts on “The story of the little gangster that could”
lol good one man. that 2nd pic is cool.
Yeah, the photography is really good. It was worth waking up early to do this and posing for the camera multiple times. Haha. 🙂
awesome pics.. love the editing done, very mysterious 🙂
Yeah, that is all the work of Jason and Willie, I was only the model and writer.
Not the original script, Willie did that, I wrote this and the more serious one on my Facebook page which a lot of people told me was better. 😀
Haiyar! Fat man killed in the end kah? If I were the scriptwriter, you’d be dead meat. Muahahahaha!!!!
P.S. Love the pics. Really great work! You look good in ’em too!
Haha! I didn’t write the original script, that was done by my friend.
I wrote the story and captions for Facebook. I was told the version I wrote for Facebook is much better than this one. 😀
the one with blood looked very realistic. pretty scary.
Yeah, that fake blood was made in two batches.
One of them, it’s permanent, can’t wash it off if it gets on your clothes. 🙂
I like the bum shoot (tension on the hands added a nice realistic touch) and the one of you sitting on your ex boss lols… the others facial features not menacing enough ^^
Yeah, I like those two photos too!
Haha. Yeah, I was so sleepy that I couldn’t look menacing for prolonged periods or at all. 😀
Cool shots! Got storyline somemore!
Yup, loved the style of the photography and the mood.
Thanks, I wrote two storylines, the alternate and more realistic version is on my Facebook link above.
Cheers bro! 😀
Sanctuaries: Sibu, Kuching, Miri, Klang, Klang, Cheras
and you have to mention Klang twice. haha
Haha! Yeah, thanks for catching that. Fixed it dy. 😀
Oh! You look so yeng!!! *fangirl screams* XD
Thanks Sherrie! 😀
OMG!!! I love all the pics! One day I might try out a storyline too.. 😀
Cheers Ellis! 🙂
Yeah, it’ll be fun to write. I wrote two versions of this. 😀
OMG the photography looks really awesome. Love the hairdo as well. You looked like a ghost on the picture where the guy passes the money to you as if you have no pupils. haha
That’s my usual hair! 😀
Yeah, the photos are awesome eh?
I was looking left in that photo.
Thanks Eiling! 🙂
Good shit! Although a very FINAS style ending where the hero suddenly repents, goes to jail or gets killed in a very out of place narration 🙂
Haha! This is supposed to be the funny one. It took him 3 hours to think of the scam so the point is, this guy is kinda slow on the uptake. That’s why I wrote that ending. There’s another version here:
which is a more realistic one. The protagonist DOESN’T repent, go to jail or gets killed. 😉
I’ll get to all the comments later, rushing out for brunch! 😀
i seriously love this story man.. very nicely shot. and funny!! good job here. And you do look like an ah long in here 🙂
Haha! Thanks bro!
I wrote a different version for Facebook. I wanted this one to be funnier.
HB attire is missing the ahlong sling bag, big silver necklace and bangles, and drive all-black Hilux truck just like most sarawak notorious gangster drive and lack of china doll around as chicks hanging around
LOL. Ah beng sling bag XDDDD
Haha! It’s for Ah Long though none of the Ah Longs I know carry such a sling bag.
Oh wait, one does. 😀
True that. We shall incorporate that in the sequel next year. 🙂
I like the idea of China dolls. 😉
hahahaha i <3 this post, u have chosen the right guy to be ur boss (fat but cute).
erm i think ur face is not "garang" enuff tho 😀
Yeah, I shall work on the garang face.
I know the perfect time to do that.
Cheers for that bro! 😀
LOVE IT, AWESOME! 🙂
Thanks Rachel! <3
Glad you liked it! 🙂
Awesome photo shoot! The fake blood looks real. What is it made of?
The fake blood is made of a mixture of dye, starch and some other things. There are two batches of it, both of different compositions. One was cooked, one was not.
Thanks Charmaine! 😀
haha great story telling. the photos turned out really well as well. when i saw the initial poster, i thought u may be starring in an independant film!
Hey, that could be an idea. I’ll love to do an indie film.
I’ve always wanted to do that. Perhaps I should.
Thanks bro! 😀
that’s gonna be something to look forward to!
Cheers bro! 😀
Nyonya chili sauce is better…more reddish, sweeter taste and not hurtful to eyes if splashed…
Great idea, but it doesn’t look like blood. 🙂
And more dragon yakuza tattoos please HB…
“Showdown in Little Tokyo” 1991 movie…watch it yet? Cary Tagawa the yakuza boss being thrown stabbed on spinning fireworks by Dolph Lundgren at movie ending…
A bit funny business by some gangster Taiko in Sarawak is rearing, selling violent cockerel (for cockfight lah)…every morning the Taiko(with Mohican hair style too!) bring the cocks out for sunbath, feeding…some even sell it on Mudah for RM300-RM500 per cock (ayam sabong)…
Would HB play himself as cock gangster with Mohican hairstyle next? Who knows he he he…
Thanks for the feedback Kim! 🙂
Yeah, I should do that for the sequel. Cockfighting is quite rampant in the rural parts of Sibu.
Cheers for the ideas, we’ll make another one next year! 😀
ha ha ha ha. Looking hot HB! Hate to admit but pretty amused despite the mini-gory ending. 😉 x
where is the scene shot?issit near to kolej laila taib??