Archive | May, 2008


Oh my god…thank GOD this week is over!!! This week has been dragging…I think I just had such a great time with my friends in Malaysia that coming back to HK really really sucks… :-( We just don’t hang out the same way they hang out there…they see each other like everyday doing shit out on the streets. In HK we only see each other like once a week and it’s always in the bandroom. So it sucks…

At least we’re back and we’ll get back to work on writing songs. I’ll be working with Man all day Sunday so I can’t wait to get going…

Pong is in Japan right now hanging out! He called me a couple times yesterday!!! :-) I love this dude…he got me a SICK new baseball hat with a huge X on it! Hehehehe…I love my straight edge…he also might be getting a tattoo while he’s there!!!

Anyway – Hardcore News:

A New Fall – Malaysian metalcore young blood rock out with brand new songs on their myspace! For fans of As I Lay Dying…click here

Kids on the Move – our fellow Asian brothers from Malaysia have released their AMAZING split CD!!! For fans of Champion, Have Heart!!! click here

H2O has a cool interview here: click here

Terror has released a couple new songs from their upcoming CRAZY record: click here

Set Your Goals has released some new songs: click here

I’m sure there’s more awesome stuff out there…but that’s all I know…

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Got the new Shai Hulud yesterday…first song on it is AMAZING…totally reminds me of the first record-era of Shai Hulud…get it if you’re into insanely technical metal…

Really excited to get the new H2O album…melodic hardcore fans will love this record…should be awesome…

My beautiful girlfriend is up in Beijing for 5 long weeks… :-( I’m not going to see her for a few weeks so that SUCKS ass…I’ll see her soon right as soon as my school is finished mid-June. Until then I hope our song writing for our new album nears it’s end…it’s been a long time since we started the process and I don’t really feel like we’ve gotten ahead. We need to get our asses going man!!! Hahahahaha…

Still haven’t seen any photos or videos of our show in Malaysia!!! I’m dying to see what it was like to have me singing without my guitar!!! I had a GREAT time on stage without my guitar so it actually felt good and made me totally forget that I’m used to have a guitar in my hand…can’t wait until the rest of you in the Philippines get to see us!!! :-)

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Yes…as I’m sure you guessed…we had another insane time in KL – well at least I did! hahahaha…I have no idea whether or not Brian, Pong and Man had a good time. I went there early to hang out with all my Malaysian brothers and stayed later to be with them some more! I love all the friends that I have there and feel VERY honored that these guys all treat me like I’m one of them and part of their scene. It is a special scene that they have down in KL and things just seem to get bigger and better…not just bigger – but HUGE…

As you know…the Sick of it All show got cancelled because of permit-issues. Either way, it was a huge disappointment for me…needless to say. We did end up playing another show with amazing Malaysian indie rock bands like Bittersweet which was great. That was the first time that we got to play a more mixed show in Malaysia so it was nice to be able to do that. We definitely owe Vain Music a lot for helping us out on that…

The best part was definitely hanging out…drinking too much Teh Tarik for me to be healthy at all right now! Hahahaha…food in Malaysia is CRAZY!!! CRAZY GOOD!!! I’ve been on a diet these past few weeks and I could not keep it during my stay there. Our brothers in Malaysia really know how to take care of us…

I’ve uploaded photos from the trip so click on the PHOTOS button above and enjoy. I’ve added captions for all the photos so read and enjoy…

There really are WAY too many people to thank for taking care of us in Malaysia…here’s just a small list of people:

Jana – dude was pretty much our manager during our time there!!! My brother did not let me down…as expected…the best dude in hardcore today, yesterday and tomorrow…
Ann – thanks for getting us the shows
Ming and Kong – thank you for being such nice down to earth guys and hanging out with us, driving us around, coming to watch us play even after you guys had your OWN show to play!!!
Apeq – my brother thanks for all the good times man!!! Let’s not wait 3 years to see each other again!!! Good luck with Salsa! hahahahaha
Vain Music – for allowing us to play last minute!
Aby – for designing new shirts and getting them printed so fast!!!
Ein – for coming out to support your fellow straight edge brother!!! :-)
All the new friends I met this time around: Nizam, Fahmie, Ohm (dude I’ll check out your CD as soon as possible!!!), Kids on the Move brothers, Yose (Singapore), Arthur, Ijam, the list goes on and on and on…

I just love Kuala Lumpur…to me it will always be one of the most special places on this planet…thank you all for supporting me and King Ly Chee with all your hearts guys…

I hope we’ll be back soon again…

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Dear all,

This is crazy…

Anyone that has been in a band knows that being in a band is full of ups and downs…constant ups and downs. Last month I announced probably one of the greatest things to happen to this band since it started in 1999 – that we were going to share a stage with my all-time heroes. I’ve been on a constant high since then and have been working my ass off to get my vocals ready for the show because as you know, I have become the full-time singer for the band. Excitment doesn’t even begin to describe the feelings I’ve had these past few weeks thinking about how I was going to finally have my chance to meet Lou, Pete, Armand, and Craig face to face. For them to maybe have a chance to actually say my name or the words “King Ly Chee” would’ve been a huge vindication of all the things that I have gone through for King Ly Chee. The sacrifices I’ve made, the shit I’ve had to deal with, the loss of so-called “friends”, my stubborness of not kissing ass to get ahead and allowing the music to speak for itself instead (as if that works anymore in this world – it’s all about kissing ass…the more you know how to do it, the further ahead in life you get…), all of that didn’t matter because I was finally going to get on stage with King Ly Chee to open for the legends, heroes and the kings of hardcore – Sick of it All.

But as that was my “up”…of course there has to be a “down”…

And the “down” is:

The Sick of it All show has been cancelled last minute. The reason that was given to us was that approval wasn’t given for the permits for this show to go ahead.

This sucks…

We have managed to find another show though…so that is good news I guess! We are still playing in Kuala Lumpur. This is the information for the show:

May, 25 2008
Vain’s Hot Stage!
MCPA Hall, Maharajalela, KUALA LUMPUR, 53000
Cost : RM20

We would really like to thank: Ann (Dyslexia Records), Jana (Intrude Records), and the organizers of this show (Vain Music) for allowing us to play this show last minute! That means a lot to us and we appreciate you all accomodating us so last minute!!!

We would also like to announce that we have arranged with Malaysia’s Red Cross (Red Crescent) to have a donation box on our merch table (where we will be selling our shirts). The donation is to raise money for the victims of the China earthquake and the Myanmar cyclone tragedies. The shirt design that we’ll be selling is below and it will be available in black and green thanks to our brothers Feroze and Aby at Suicidal Clothing.

Once again, we are surprised shocked…but for me more importantly, I’m quite depressed about how things turned out. I am still excited that we are STILL getting a chance to play a show in Kuala Lumpur one of my favorite places to play! So hopefully we’ll still see all of our brothers and sisters at the show…we would love to see you all come out to support us if that’s possible…

Thank you for reading…


PS: To my heroes…I still hope that one day we’ll be able to meet you guys and share a stage. That is still a dream that will come true one day I hope!!!


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61 year old woman found!!! 找到一位六十一歲的女人!

Wow! The news just reported that rescuers were able to find and free a 61 year old woman!!! She’s been trapped under all those buildings for over a week!!! 新聞剛剛說他們找到了一位六十一歲的女人!!! 她在倒塌的建築下面活了一個禮拜!!! Incredible!!!

After all this news, I feel bad about saying anyting exciting about on this website regarding King Ly Chee…it’s just weird for me to mention good things or upcoming excitement, when there are thousands and thousands of people buried under tons and tons of rubble… :-(

I feel guilty to mention that I am still very excited to meet my heroes this Sunday…I’m going a day early and I’m going to watch another show in Kuala Lumpur that features Choke Cocoi from the Philippines and some of my favorite Malaysian hardcore bands like Second Combat…and I’m going to see my boys again! Jana I’m coming for you! :-)

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