Hung Phat

In an instant, the atmosphere had become deadly with a naked hatred that to WAtching was quite horrible. He saw Paracleet draw the Luger from his pocket and weigh it in his hand. Dimitrios laughed malignantly. “So Cookster has been talking? Not a sou for that my friend. Nothing.” The Mask of Dimitrios. Eric Ambler.

This is an exhibition quality of composition from WAtching. What photographer wouldn’t be proud of this one? Lovely shot. I’ve left it clickable to the larger size so that it can be properly appreciated. The stains on the ground, the burnout marks, the shuttered door, the hard bright WA sunlight. He even looks like he might be hung phat. Pity we don’t have photos of Hung Phat, Hung Thinh and Hung Long to display together. “Wherever I hung my phat – That’s my home.”

About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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119 Responses to Hung Phat

  1. I wondered why no comments, but remembered that you pigs get a holiday today while I’m slaving over hot students.


  2. gregoryno6 says:

    Don’t worry son.
    In keeping with the ‘hung’ theme developing here.


  3. gregoryno6 says:

    Don’t worry, son.
    In keeping with the ‘hung’ theme developing here.


  4. skink says:

    I was in the art gallery last week and there are some great photos of bland strip malls, drive-throughs and interstitial non-architecture very similar to this

    I assumed that they were of Perth but it turned out they were of South Central Los Angeles

    nice work WAtching

    that’s fucking art, that is


  5. hovean says:

    The raw functionality of everything in this shot is fabulous. Spoilt only by the bloke’s exotic tee shirt and necklace – he’s probably from Carlisle.
    The decay behind the glass door would be directly proportional to the UV exposure (check sun’s shadow line on wall) and the number of Hung Phat’s customers brushing past on their way through.
    Why is the ceiling sheet above the ute creased?


  6. David Cohen says:

    A masterpiece and no evidence of shaky hands.


  7. shazza says:

    TLA, I suggest you have a look at West’s Inside Cover today.


  8. shazza says:

    It’s your call I think. I didn’t get the feeling that many TWoP commenters supported the fb petition. It seemed to me that we discussed it, but I think it’s a stretch for IC to claim we are in cahoots with them, and are actively campaigning for its removal.


    • skink says:

      hell no

      I thought that the balance of opinion was that it is a cherished piece and the only worthwhile thing in Cockburn

      and, if the residents hate it, then it’s the art they deserve


  9. Ljuke says:

    This is truly brilliant. No Country for Old Cunts.


  10. monkeypants says:

    WAtching – great photo – for some reason i felt a wave of depression move over me when i looked more closely at it.

    very bleak i think….


  11. Zarquon says:

    That comes in at number 2 to the Fook Hing Chinese in Melbourne.


  12. skink says:

    Peter Garrett will be on First Tuesday Book Club tomorrow talking about his most favouritest book in the whole wide world – Cloudstreet

    hopefully Greg Combet will arrive at the end and slap him around a bit


  13. ronggly says:

    Great pic, WAtching, it speaks volumes; the lack of windows, the furtive demeanour of the unrecognizable driver. Is he just getting out of the cab ? or is he reaching behind the seat for his baseball bat prior to coming over and menacing WAtching. What’s in the ute ? a few hundred kilos of frozen dugong, I’d wager.


  14. Pfortner says:

    Haiku Fluoro~*~*

    Oriental foods,
    Cunt- love ’em, can’t get enough
    With barbecue sauce


  15. David Cohen says:

    Why didn’t you obscure the plate on this one?


  16. rodcub says:

    Hey, the Hung Phat has just been pinged for health violations!

    Hung Phat Oriental Foods, Shop E2, Koondoola Plaza Shopping Centre,
    Worst Breaches: 12 charges relating to
    incorrect food labelling. Fine: $11,426


  17. Bag O'Turnips says:

    My first posting, no need to be too gentle.

    Love the site, been following it for a while on-and-off, just remembered again what (black &) gold this site is…always leave in stitches!

    Finally have something from long ago that answers the call to look for something/anything “Hung”.

    I’ll start another post featuring the well-remembered Hung Long Coffee Noodle House; not a worst with food (damn fine chicken & corn pho with lashings of fresh coriander), but what a humdinger of a name! Guaranteed cheap laughs all round, especially when one is an adolescent, as I was when I took the photo in 1991.


  18. Bag O'Turnips says:

    Already done it, via the hotmail account.


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