The single residence occupancy is a big apartment building above the Golden Palace. Each of its apartments house individuals: a single resident.
Willis Wu, his parents, and his friends all live in the SRO. Its occupants are poor, and the apartments crowd each other with noise. Leaking water drips from room to room.
A generic "Asian" setting that typically functions as a restaurant.
It transforms into a crime den or some other type of generic Asian setting when the producers of Black and White need to film a scene in "INT. Chinatown."
Interior Chinatown. Per the script style, this means a setting that takes place indoors and in Chinatown.
Chinatown is a generic term that can mean almost any type of mostly-Asian community in America. In truth, a diverse group of people with a variety of national origins live in Chinatowns.
Referring to paper which has been coated with a waterproof protective covering so as to make it reusable for things like menus.
To the highest and most precise level possible
Waiting patiently for an expected outcome.
Brilliantly illuminated; giving off a glow.
A dessert featuring shaved ice
Person chosen to settle a dispute between parties.
Characterizing the state of something which has been deemed strange and alluring.
Lacking a definite quality; average and mundane; non-exotic.
Ornamentally decorated and festive in appearance.
A minor violation of rules or law.
A rigidly ranked system of achievement or position.
A rise up through the ranks of a hierarchy.
The lowest necessary amount or requirement
An overly extravagant display or ceremony.
Unnecessary or superfluous repetition of information.
Impossible to understand or make sense of.