Tuesday, January 30, 2007

On Friendship, Globalization, and Freedoms in China.

Many websites, amongst which are our blogs, were banned in China a while ago; up until now...
My friend just sent me this note from Shanghai.
I also pasted our stupid ramblings over MSN tonight. hope it is not too embarrassing.
_z.
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Dude,


Good news, at least temporarily.... I'm finally able to check out your blog.

As you may have heard, an earthquake in December off the coast of Taiwan had severed connections to North American servers. For the last month, we couldn't not access much... only 10% of North American websites and servers were available... no CNN, no MSN, Hotmail sucked, as did our servers.

Well, over the weekend, they finally finished restoring the connections, and everything is back to "normal" (as well as the word "normal" can be used in this country). But it seems that they "over-fixed" the problem: websites that we previously had no access to, are now accessible. That's right, dem Z's thought can finally be heard on the other side of the Pacific. The Chinese government now has to start the process of "re-blocking" all of the websites they don't want seen here (ie, anything that involves people expressing their own opinions, thought, and feelings; any news article about China that is written from OUTSIDE of China; anything generally anti-Chinese / anti-Commie; anything with sex or violence; any online gambling sites; any sites expressing creativity, ingenuity, progressiveness...., well, you get the picture).

So, until that's done, I've been trying to get my fix of Z in while it lasts. I was going to post something on the site, but the "post a comment" pop-up page is all in Chinese (except for the actual comments that your peeps posted). Anyways, you got some deep stuff on there, holmes. Keep up the good work.

Respect,
dem RPBs.
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Ryan says:
you still @ the office?
_z. says:
dems a touching email you left me holmes
Ryan says:
I'm a touching guy
_z. says:
snaps homes dems was wicked
Ryan says:
what you been up to?
_z. says:
been cool
_z. says:
illin
Ryan says:
aight
_z. says:
you?
Ryan says:
same old
Ryan says:
been illin with dem Kennas last weekend
_z. says:
oh yeah. she submitted the new project. we bitched crazy hours on that project yo!
_z. says:
crazy
Ryan says:
you been workin for her?
_z. says:
for 2 weeks. 1 straight
Ryan says:
dang
_z. says:
the final round was all Helene's though
Ryan says:
yeah she said the presentation in december went kick-ass
_z. says:
I had to move on and focus on local projects
Ryan says:
but the one last week not so much
_z. says:
oh snap. how come. i thought we nailed it
Ryan says:
she just didn't get a good feeling
Ryan says:
but its hard to say here with these clients
Ryan says:
and the best team doesn't necessarily win competitions
_z. says:
tell me about it.
_z. says:
i like your display picture... you becoming zen and shit
Ryan says:
and you be smokin again
_z. says:
yeah well... I'll quit again soon.
Ryan says:
aight
Ryan says:
disciplined... that's me boy
_z. says:
show some compassion bro. I had a war back home
_z. says:
(blame it on the war)
Ryan says:
i hear that
Ryan says:
my regards...
_z. says:
hehe
Ryan says:
for real
_z. says:
dude! permission to post your email on my blog.
_z. says:
dems hot yo!
Ryan says:
permission......
Ryan says:
granted
_z. says:
oh snap. that's hot
_z. says:
easy bureaucracy
Ryan says:
why dems so hot. dems just an email
_z. says:
dems touchy bro.
Ryan says:
saying whats up to me bro
_z. says:
I felt it
_z. says:
I be missing you and shit
Ryan says:
awwww
Ryan says:
right back at ya
_z. says:
cheers mate.
_z. says:
dude... what if I post the email. and the Chinese government finds out. they get to read it and shit.
_z. says:
and then they block that shit right out again.
Ryan says:
fuck em
_z. says:
oh snap!
Ryan says:
do you know how much bad shit is written about china
Ryan says:
that we don't gets to hear about
Ryan says:
maybe this'll open up peoples eyes here
_z. says:
I'll be responsible for relinquishing Chinese freedom of thoguth
_z. says:
*thought
Ryan says:
it needs it
Ryan says:
The Man is keeping everyone down here
Ryan says:
you gotta stick it to The Man
_z. says:
heheh you gotta join the school of rock
Ryan says:
Step Off!!!!
_z. says:
I just downed a bowl of red cherries bro!
_z. says:
it was heavenly
Ryan says:
Step off!! Step Off!!!
_z. says:
I trip on cherries man
Ryan says:
damn
Ryan says:
whats in em?
_z. says:
dems for real bro
Ryan says:
coo
Ryan says:
dem cherries be crazy expensive here
_z. says:
in china?
Ryan says:
like 25 bucks for a little container
Ryan says:
fo reals. dems like 25x more expensive than a hooker
_z. says:
well yeah but you can get like cherry flavored tea and shit right!
Ryan says:
yeah, but dems not real cherries
Ryan says:
china doesn't grow their own cherries
Ryan says:
they all imported
_z. says:
what dems magic cherries?
Ryan says:
nah dems from Washington
_z. says:
what do you think cherries grow on Mont Tremblant?
_z. says:
oh snap... do they?
Ryan says:
yeah, but free trade between Canada and US, bro
Ryan says:
china taxes the fuck outta anything nice
_z. says:
oh shit what's up with that Starbucks opening up in the heart of the forbidden city
Ryan says:
really? never heard that
_z. says:
I read it a couple of days earlier.
Ryan says:
ha. doesn't surprise me
_z. says:
there's a Starbucks open in the forbidden city
Ryan says:
the gov will do anything to earn a buck
Ryan says:
no pun intended
_z. says:
Medusa be going red yo!
Ryan says:
their probably charging the Starbucks corp an arm and a leg to rent the space
_z. says:
i am sure they are
_z. says:
and he doesn't care anyway. as long as he's there
Ryan says:
everybody here has flexible moral standards
_z. says:
true dat
Ryan says:
they can talk forever about right and wrong, but when money is on the table, ideals don't exists
_z. says:
speaking of money. we received a budget cut today on one of the projects.
_z. says:
1 million dollars.
Ryan says:
dang
_z. says:
tsk tsk tsk.. i say it like doctor evil
Ryan says:
dems a china project?
Ryan says:
where dems?
_z. says:
nah bro. dems in the 514
_z. says:
oh snap bro. I am going to post this conversation too.
Ryan says:
aight.

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8 Comments:

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Krys said...

And also in Shanghai, they can't receive international sms on their cellphones!!!

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Mar said...

whats dem?

 
At 12:22 PM, Blogger inmotion said...

LOL

that rocked!

LOL

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger _z. said...

Krys_
oh yeah! I didn't know. I thought they get sms.

mar_
dem... dems.

:P inmotion.

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Krys said...

nop they don't..the only way for them to receive it, is when it is sent via skype!

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger _z. said...

hmmm.

 
At 8:03 AM, Anonymous Robert said...

Thanks for the news dear...its quite shocking though but good to see u stood up for it and had the courage to post it in news bulletin...best wishes :)

 
At 1:09 AM, Blogger _z. said...

cheers robert! thanks man.

 

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