Archive | January, 2004

JANUARY 31, 2004

yesterday i had such a great day at school…we had a big school assembly for all the kids from kindergarten up to Grade 2 (primary 3). the purpose of the assembly was to celebrate the fact that all the children managed to raise $173,000 for a charity in China! they raised money by reading a certain amount of books – with each book they finished their parents, or other sponsors, would donate money. so the children spent about a week reading as many books as they could…and at the end of the week the total was calculated. the charity in china is called “Heifer Project” – a “Heifer” is a cow. so for yesterday’s assembly the school chose me and this other guy to dress up as a cow! hahahaha…i was the head and the other guy was the ass. so all the children were in the big gymnasium waiting and then the principal said, “we have a special guest today – its a Heifer!”. then we came out – but when i was wearing the cow mask i couldn’t see anything! HAHAHAHA…there was supposed to be another teacher who was supposed to guide us but he left! i whispered to my partner “yo man – the teacher isn’t here! i can’t see shit!” hahahaha…so i was in the front and i couldn’t see – i could just see the lines on the floor of the gym. so i followed those lines and then all of a sudden i came to a wall. i was like, “oh shit…”, then i made a 90 degree turn to the left and followed another line until i finally found where the principal was. i could hear her laughing so hard! so we stood next to her and when she said, “you kids managed to raise 173,000 dollars!” me and the other guy pretended to fall to the ground. the kids LOVED it! :-) they were laughing so hard. the funny thing was, most of the kids could see my shoes and they recognized my shoes!!! that’s so crazy!!! they kept screaming, “its mr. farooqi! its mr. farooqi!”. i can’t believe they recognized my shoes…making the kids so happy was so emotionally satisfying. later during the day the kids kept asking me to tell them the truth. they said, “we KNOW it was you inside the cow!!!”. i was like, “no way – it wasn’t me. i didn’t even go down to the gym. i was up here in the classroom doing my work”. when they didn’t believe me, they said “but we saw your shoes and your pants!!! it was you!!!”.  i then said, “i was up here in the classroom then i fell asleep, when i woke up my pants and my shoes were gone! someone stole them!!!”. HAHAHAHAHA…some of them actually believed me! i love 5 year olds – they’ll believe ANYTHING teachers tell them…:-) i don’t think they’ve figured it out YET. :-)

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JANUARY 30, 2004

alright ladies and gents…i’ve finally uploaded a bunch of photo’s to both our photo page as well as the Tour Diary…check them out…there are still a lot more photo’s to get from friends and our lovely roadie Joseph so we’ll add those when we get them…we started a new song last night!!! sounds fucking rad…can’t wait…ANYWAY: people at my school have just watched the documentary these past couple of days and they can’t believe it…they get so inspired from watching the documentary and that means so much to me. its weird that things i do and have done with this band can actually inspire people. especially people who view the way i do things – that’s non-stop doing stuff everyday and chasing my dreams no matter how much the world says that it can’t be done. if you haven’t seen the documentary – its linked up above…

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JANUARY 29, 2004

okay – got the dates for our Taiwan shows!!! i just found out that at one of these shows we’re going to see our good friend Allen’s new hardcore band called High Sight 20 20! can’t wait to check his band out! Allen has supported King Ly Chee since the first day he saw us back in 2000…he’s a very good friend of ours and we will stand by his new band 100%! can’t wait to check them out…someone in Taiwan told me that his band sounds a bit like Every Time I Die!!! damn…that’s going to be INSANE!!! :-) the person that is going to release our album in Taiwan is also going to try to release the album before we get there…i hope he can make it!!! anyway – so now there are 3 hardcore bands in Taiwan!!! they’re having their first hardcore-only show on Feb 21 called “Hardcore in Taiwan” with all 3 of taiwan’s hardcore bands: Fall Of This Corner, High Sight 20 20 and HalluCinogen…god – this is such great news for our brothers and sisters in Taiwan!! it makes me even more impatient to go back there!!! :-) CAN’T WAIT!!! see ya…

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JANUARY 28, 2004

man – going to school to teach yesterday was so hard!!! especially after being on tour and playing hardcore for 10 days…it was tough to change channels – but seeing the kids again was awesome. some of them watched the RTHK documentary and were like, “Mr. Farooqi! Mr. Farooqi!! I saw you on TV!!!”… :-) alex and the crew back safe and sound last night – they have some photos from Singapore and so i’ll upload them whenever i get them from him…peace!

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JANUARY 27, 2004

okay – back in HK…feels great to be back personally…i love the cold!!! :-) the rest of the guys should be back today…sorry that the website was down for the past two days – something was wrong with our server. anyway – please check out yesterday’s news posting as well as the final update on our tour diary…we’re trying to collect photo’s from the shows – people in each place will be mailing them to us – so as we receive the photo’s we’ll upload them! see ya…

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