We seem to be losing something that was always very important about people from Hong Kong – civility. One of the things that I always found amazing about Hong Kong was how civil people were here. To me, any rational civilized person who is able to control their emotions in difficult situations really shows how strong their character is. And that’s something Hong Kong can always be very proud of – celebrated for being a civilized city. I know that I am not as well-balanced as most HK people are because I am an overly emotional person who is still learning to control my emotions so I can be more civil and rational like Hong Kong people.

This is the city that is commended all over the world for never having any issues with vandalism, riots or looting during any protest. Instead of this type of behavior, Hong Kong protestors go around picking up trash, separating trash and recycling what they can. During OC every time I went to join a protest I constantly had food and water handed to me. I would politely hand it back because I wasn’t the one that was living on the streets – I was just someone that came for a few hours at a time to offer my support, I didn’t need these precious things.

But what has happened to HK people’s civility lately? People use the term 蝗蟲 all the time. Some HK people will openly attack Chinese from the mainland while these mainlanders are just out shopping or walking around. Yelling at them “to go back to China”. I understand if people are attacking parallel traders – but what about those mainlanders that are just tourists? Or those mainlanders who are visiting family here? Or those mainlanders who actually LIVE here?

Last year when anti-mainland protestors scared mainland Chinese into shops in TST yelling and screaming at them, it inspired me to write the song Don’t Show Your Face 無可救藥 that’s on our new album. I understand people’s anger. I understand the impact on our life here. I also understand that the REAL culprit is our pathetic government, not the every day person. So your anger and disappointment should be directed at the hopeless, useless and extremely out-of-touch HK government. I understand that because the government doesn’t listen that’s why people are going to a much more extreme manner. I fully understand this and support this type of action and direction.

But what I don’t understand, nor will I or King Ly Chee ever support, is discrimination of anyone. When you use the term 蝗蟲 to describe a group of people – you are showing the world how uncivilised, uneducated, how little culture you have, and how little you care about someone’s feelings. There are over 1 billion mainland Chinese – you think ALL of them are the fault of our social problems in Hong Kong? Really? What about my brothers in Unregenerate Blood 不复之血 or 杀虫水 or 窒息 or 反光镜 or 扭曲的机器 or a million other bands? What about my brothers and sisters in ALL of China’s punk, hardcore, metal, skateboarding, hip-hop, reggae, ska, BMX, arts, music, scenes? You think ALL of these people come to Hong Kong to raid our stores? What about our wives? Two KLC members are married to wonderful women from mainland China. You think they are 蝗蟲 too?

We are at a very important crossroad here in Hong Kong. I hope no matter where you stand on ANY issue – that you will always choose to take the HIGH road and use respect and compassion when dealing with those issues. Discriminating people against their race, sex, religion, or ANYTHING, is NOT OKAY.

What is the most tragic consequence from all of this is that young children are now also discriminating against mandarin speakers and people from the mainland. Children! Instead of seeing a mandarin speaker as a great way to practice speaking mandarin, instead they discriminate against that young child and say things like “講普通話的 -別跟強國人玩“ What? How can a child use these words? They don’t even know the root cause of HK’s issues – all they know is that their parents speak like this so they are also going to speak like this.

You have a social responsibility and a social contract to uphold because children are involved. Whatever values you practice at home (how you speak to each other, how you talk about social problems, how you talk about people who speak different languages/cultures/traditions, etc) – those are the values your child is going to grow up with and develop into his/her character. Racism? Really? That’s what you want?

To anyone out there who is protesting but NEVER forgets to stay respectful, compassionate and civilized – WE SUPPORT YOU 100%! You are the Hong Kong that we want to show the world.

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Agnostic Front New Album Trailer…

I think the whole idea that “hardcore” is a way of life is so important for people to understand…and you can’t explain it…for example, the other day I woke up in the morning and went downstairs to get breakfast for my family, but right before I left my house I noticed that a FULL Madball LIVE show video was up online…I pressed play on my phone and watched the whole video getting into the elevator, walking across the street, ordering the food, waiting for the food, picking up the food, walking back home, back in the elevator and back home…the whole time I watched the Madball video and didn’t even realize I did all this other stuff because I was so wrapped up in the video…

There are some people for which hardcore is just another type of music…they don’t have a very DEEP personal connection to the music…but then there are people like me who are so in love with this that they think about it all the time every day…as soon as I wake up I get online to see what new things have come out in terms of videos or new bands or new interviews, etc…I just love it…

But my all time favorite is ALWAYS reading or watching videos that talk about how hardcore all began…I am ALWAYS fascinated by learning the roots of things because it further cements my love for this thing because I feel like there are always so many similarities of how things began for hardcore and how hardcore started out here in Hong Kong/China…very similar struggles.

Soooooo…this Agnostic Front trailer is awesome…but it’s way TOO short! I’m sure I could listen to Roger and Stigma talk about the early days for years and years…

Anyway…from what I hear in the background of the video, the new songs sound pretty good!

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Tomorrow’s Chinese new year!!!! So happy new year everyone – I wish all your dreams come true and that everything you have put your heart and soul into makes you smile and happy this year!

Our first show of the new year is going to be Taipei and we can’t FUCKING wait!!! We’ve worked out a set for this amazing show and the setlist is below…we’re starting with a song off of our new album – which is VERY exciting to us because we haven’t fucked with the opening few songs in a LONG time…hahahaha…we’re very much the “if it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it” kinda band…it has worked for us for a long time so let’s not mess with it! Hahaha..but because we’re going back to somewhere that we have gone to in 11 years – we thought it would be cool to try something different!

Taipei – crazy! We haven’t played there since fucking 2004!!!

If you don’t know about the show here is ALL the information you need:

We’re playing with amazing Taiwanese metal bands as well as our brothers in Hong Kong’s Evocation as well…SUPER fucking excited…

The other amazing thing is that our brand new album CNHC is being released in Taiwan too! The guys behind Magnum Music were really excited to help us make this come true so we are super thankful that they will put out CNHC in Taiwan for us…to make that happen our Ah Ho had to redo the whole CD packaging so it’s going to be an even more special release!

Big thank you to Magnum Music for their support…

If you live in Taiwan you can pre-order the CD now!


I also did a really LONG interview with my buddies Mike and xTWHCx blog to help talk about KLC’s history as well as our history in Taiwan…check that out at this link:

Alright…have a safe night everyone and see you in the year of the goat!


This is our SETLIST for Taiwan:
Scream for Life


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