Archive | May, 2006

MAY 30, 2006

man – it always so scary when someone new emails or MSN’s me and says “hey – i read your website everyday to help improve my english” :-) that puts a lot of pressure on me! hahaha…only because i usually type this thing right before i go to sleep – and i’m usually HALF awake when i’m typing this thing. which explains all the spelling mistakes, and the grammatical issues too… :-) SOOOOOOOO – please bear with me…

dude…watched 足 球 小 將 yesterday!!! so happy to be able to watch this cartoon again. it was the first episode so i don’t know if any of you remember it – buts its when Tai Chi Wai’s team wants to play on a soccer field but the team of that super cool goalkeeper doesn’t let him play. then they challenge his team and Tai Chi Wai scores a goal at the end…SOOOOOOOOO good! hahaha…i’m going to miss it today because i have to teach guitar after work! sucks!!! but my girlfriend says that this whole series is probably on DVD somewhere. doh! didn’t even think about that…

went to the arcade again last night with glenn…but not before we both bought the new Terror DVD!!! SOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! there’s SO much video on this thing its crazy!!! but its all awesome…they’re such a great band…the video has funny interviews with the band…and they also have video of the new songs which will be on their coming album. they also have one part where they’re recording all the gang vocals. its so funny! but reminds me of when we recorded the gang vocals for “she” and the songs on “under one flag” :-) that stuff is always SOOOO funny because people sing out of time, or they crack their voices, or forget the words…hahahaha…awesome…

i was talking to Shing of local band Die in Velvet last night and i noticed his awesome display picture on MSN! hahaha…its the CUTEST picture! its a picture of his next door neighbors daughter…check it out…SOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!

hope you all enjoyed the nanahara shuya interview!!! :-) pranjal did an awesome job answering those questions with honesty and sincerity…check it out if you have time!!!

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MAY 29, 2006

my bastard of a friend glenn turned me on to a game in the arcades yesterday…the game is called Maximum Tune which is this awesome racing game…i even have my own frickin’ card to insert to the machine with my own personal car that gets modified every time you win a level! that’s how geeked out i am right now on this game!!! we were there in the arcades for over an hour just racing on this game…to find out more about this game: http://www.weinerd.com/video-maximumtune.htm

i picked up the new Angels and Airwaves yesterday…i think this record is awesome…the intro is a bit TOOOOOOOO long – but other then that, i think the music is just awesome thinking and relaxing music…very influenced by U2 i think – guitars sound like they might have actually got The Edge to play and produce it! hahaha…

now – the thing that i’m MOST excited about!!! the other day i saw an advertisement on Broadband TV that said that starting TODAY they’ll start airing the old soccer cartoon called:足 球 小 將 every monday to friday at 5pm!!! it’ll be on the 511 channel on Broadband TV!!! i’m SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!! this is cartoon is seriously a part of my childhood. i remember watching this thing when i was younger – i couldn’t speak or understand chinese then but i LOVED soccer and this cartoon got me so excited to play soccer. i remember that the next day i would go to the playground and pretend to do the special kicks like “mang fu se kao” or “chung lik se kao”!!! HAHAHAHA! i didn’t even know what that meant – but all the cool soccer players (like “tai chi wai”) would do this in the cartoon right before they kicked the ball…i even remember using my old G.I. Joe figures to play “tai chi wai” at my home!!! hahaha…i used all my old G.I. Joe figures to play  足 球 小 將 on the floor in my room…SO MUCH FUN!!! ANYWAY – i’m so excited to come running home after work today to watch this!!! :-)

LASTLY!!! i’m so excited to let you guys read an AMAZINGLY insightful interview with a new HK band called Nanahara Shuya!!! they’ll be releasing a CD in a few weeks so read about this band to find out more!!! click HERE!!!

also – our good friends Becky and Chantal have just uploaded an amazing interview with Die Young when they were here!!! check it out DIE YOUNG IN HONG KONG!!!

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MAY 27, 2006

GREAT NEWS!!! remember that movie called “Crash” that i talked about a few weeks ago? it discusses ALL types of racism in the states…not just between black and white but with asians, hispanics, EVERYONE…INCREDIBLE movie…

anyway – its going to finally be on the movie theatres in HK!!! here’s a link from our UK friend Dave who posted the info on our forum: AWARENESS ABOUT RACISM

YO – Anson Chan might run for Chief Executive of HONG KONG!!! HOLY CRAP!!! that’s going to be SOOOOOOOO awesome if she does! but i highly doubt the higher powers up in beijing are going to be pleased to have her in charge…HK people would be SUPER happy though…

i am so excited that there is so much conversation going on our forum…the topics that most people are discussing are:

1. PETA’s animal rights issues
2. Avenged Sevenfold vs. Dillinger Escape Plan

ALSO: i know i’ve already mentioned how much the new Ignite album rules…but i’m being serious – it is one of the best records that has come out this year in terms of punk/hardcore i think…if you have time – really check it out…check out the lyrics too…and the vocals…the album actually has an AWESOME cover of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2, it also has an acoustic song that is amazing…they have a hidden song that sounds like a mix of opera!!! amazing band…great album (called “Our Darkest Days”)…

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MAY 26, 2006

oh dude – i’m SOOO psyched! scmp.com has given me a free 21-day trial of their newspaper online! thank GOD! that’s the only way that i have time to actually read the newspaper with my crazy daily schedule…so that’s rad…

other AWESOME news for our good friends band…our friend Mike (the dude who left a few days ago) has a band called Fill the Void…yesterday – he dropped the biggest news!

on August 31 – his band is the opening band for this show:

Shai Hulud
Remembering Never
Parkway Drive

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!!! his band is opening up a show with those 3 bands!!! DAMN!!! lucky bastard!!! :-) especially to be able to open up for Shai Hulud!!! so rad…

on international band news – have you read this argument going on between Avenged Sevenfold and The Dillinger Escape Plan? check it out!!! http://talkmusic.org/showthread.php?p=23841#post23841 its actually SOOOO funny!!! that singer from Avenged Sevenfold has such a big mouth…when he said he supported George Bush – i lost all respect for this dude. anyway – i hope this fight that’s going on online turns into a full REAL fight!!! :-) hahaha…like they should make it a WWF special or something!!! Avenged Sevenfold vs. The Dillinger Escape Plan Wrestlmania XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXVVV! :-)

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MAY 25, 2006

okay – i’m linking two things today…one is SUPER exciting and awesome…one is so disgusting that i cannot force myself to watch it…

the first link is the FULL album stream of Ignite’s latest album called “Our Darkest Days”…here’s the link: http://www.myspace.com/ignitemusic this is easily the BEST hardcore release i’ve heard this entire year of 2006…so much passion, so much meaning in their lyrics, such a beautiful voice (one of the best and most unique voices in hardcore – once you hear him, you know its Ignite), the music is straight and to the point, and a legendary band that isn’t just playing old stuff to their fans – they’ve kept it up since 1993 and this year they have released easily one of their best albums EVER…the myspace page even has videos (one of them is a video of them covering Misfits “Skull” – remember when Himsa covered that song here in hong kong! :-)…

check out the link and enjoy some quality hardcore…

next a link to something disgusting…i can’t watch it because i’ll get sick. but maybe some of you can watch this stuff…its a video from PETA so you KNOW its something gruesome about the torture and cruel treatment of animals. the link is here: ANIMAL RIGHTS

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