Last night in Shanghai

2017-11-19 17:14:15

Last night on a highway back to Shanghai. 2am driving 120km/h. I see the police on the emergency lane and 2 towing cars behind. Then I hear a bang as if I hit a pothole and I thought let me better move to the side. I stopped the car and checked. My front left tire is flat. Since the police was just 80m behind me, I just went to tell them there must be something on the road. seems like there has been an accident and a truck lost some cargo. Some very sharp items. Unfortunately it has not been cleared away properly. While I talk to the police another car hat their tires smashed. So as I'm back to my car to change the tires. the policeman tells me that the other tires are also flat....
Fast forwerd. The next towing car was mine. Once they loaded my car, they found out the towing car's tire is also flat.


We will never forget you

2013-11-04 13:06:43

It's already 5 years since he is gone. But I write this to keep alive the memory of mt friend Ben.
You are not dead until people forget you. With me a part of you will always stay alive.
You will always be remembered as the most positive thinking person we ever got to know.
There was no negative thinking in his mind. When he was diagnosed with leukemia it was
a tough job for me to explain what happened to him. I told him he's not going to leave the
hospital in a short time. Despite the seriousness of the disease, he still managed to keep
thinking positive. I always admired him for this ability. I am already an optimist, but not to
a degrees as he was.

Greetings to his father Ben Fosu Sr. and the whole Fosu family.
I see you guys in Ghana next time.

Greetings also to Hilke his wife. You are a really great person.
Much love.


RIP John D Birchenall

2012-08-17 01:01:11

Wow, what's happening. People die left and right.
It's crazy.

But this death could have been prevented.

John was a stubborn idiot.

I know John since 4 years. Since I went to Hong Kong the first time. I decided to make a stop in Shenzhen, the world’s capital for cheap electronic consumer goods. By that time I have been making my first attempts selling I-phone clones. Since all of them are being traded in Shenzhen I went to the electronics market to get a better view on how that business works. By accident, I ran into John. An American guy who has setup his own trading office in the middle of the market. Unlike most of the Chinese traders who have no idea about the products they are selling, John impressed me by exactly knowing everything about electronics. He first supplied me with copy phones for my web shop, but then taught me a lot about new products which are up and coming. He had all kinds of net books exactly a year before they made it into the market. He used tablets before apple planned the I-pad. That time running tablets on Linux software. (Android = Linux based application) Many products he showed me were great, but hard to sell, because it takes marketing to introduce new gadgets. Exactly what Apple did. But John liked himself in the role of the underdog. And he could be very stubborn. A year ago in August 2011, John was diagnosed with cancer. I told him to go for chemotherapy as quickly as possible. The earlier the treatment begins the better the chances for a quick recovery. But there were some huge problems in his attitude. John who is a newborn Christian, had the idea that “chemo” would kill his soul, so he began seeking for some alternative treatments. At that time just having Steve Job’s death around the corner, I told John, is that how you want to end? Don’t be stupid by believing into miracles. Go with what really works (Chemo). He remained stubborn. Spoke about Christianity and lots of other useless spiritual hocus-pocus
which is based on belief, but has no facts or statistics supporting it. So to be honest after several moth of just going back and forth about the same topic, I became tired of talking. In my own words. “I cannot teach a dog how to speak.” just around April this year John sent me photos. Showing him with a huge blain on his neck, resulting from his growing tumor. That time I already knew it’s too late for him. Especially when doing treatment in China. In Winter I already offered him to pay him a flight to France if he was willing to do Chemo there. A treatment might be too expensive in his native country. The US of A. He refused. And in April he would still refuse and said he has a chance if he went with the more progressive doctors in Guangzhou. But those guys were just running tests which he had to pay for, but no results. Last month before I went to Ghana I already knew his time was almost up. So a good friend of mine went to see him. He was somewhere in an apartment in Shenzhen and badly needed assistance. But as always he was too proud to accept help. I suggested him to go to Hawaii, where he is originally from, but he did not want to leave. I guess there was still some bad blood between him and other family members. Since I knew him to be very stubborn, he would not even make peace on the verge of death. John died on the 31st of July. He became 63 years old. I cannot feel sad here, because John was an idiot. His death was unnecessary. He died because he was stubborn. If he took a bit of advice from people who cared he would be ok, by now and enjoying life.

Rest in Peace my friend. On one hand you were a very intelligent person, but on the other hand a totally stubborn idiot.

Once you have cancer. Do Chemo!


RIP Trica 186

2012-06-26 01:35:43

I just got the news 3 days ago, my good friend Jens Flechtner a.k.a Trica 186 died last week (16.06.2012).
Since I cannot be there for his funeral...>>read & comment<<<


RIP Trica 186

2012-06-26 01:35:43

I just got the news 3 days ago, my good friend Jens Flechtner a.k.a Trica 186 died last week (16.06.2012).
Since I cannot be there for his funeral, I thought its the best to have a few words about him on my blog.
I met this guy in 1996 at Daniel Kaweckis (another friend who died last year) breakdown party, when he moved from Elmshorn to Barmstedt. During that " Abrissparty" where the then who is who of northern German Hip-Hop gathered. All of a sudden this overweight guy nobody has seen before came in. And since we both were not into smoking weed as everybody did, we quickly got into contact. Apart from us. Ace was the only other guy who wasn't smoking his brains out either, but he left earlier.
Trica told me hes from Lueneburg and that he heard of a mutual friend with Daniel Kawecki (Daniel Kienlein), that there are Parties going on in Elmshorn and that the Hip-Hop scene there is quite live. So Trica was into Graffity and told me about it. So did I. Because that day I had my first Black Bomb Tee printed. A year before I officially launched the brand. He was quite amazed with the Idea. And from then on he helped promote my tees. In exchange I braught him a 4XL Ecko Sweater from New York. Just about the time when Ecko was launched. Despite his heavy weight and size. Trica was one of the most active guys I ever met. When he found me an embroidery company in Lueneburg, we drove through his hometown and he began showing me all the tags he made on factory buildings, chemical plants and other places in such a height I never would have climbed on a building. I was just asking him how did you do this? I was really stunned. There was a time in Elmshorn when we had a problem with a gang from neighboring Pinneberg. Since we organized the parties in the Traumraum and other clubs since 1999, often they would attack partygoers. So Trica was a very helpful part in the peace process between both cities, since he was friends with both sides and understood that I was totally not interested into further aggression. To be very honest. I never liked the Graffity scene in and around Hamburg. In my opinion mostly untalented egocentric kids of rich parents who needed the abstract hobby to just keep their name out there. Many of who I met were just in it for the fame and for making them look important. Trica was the only graf head that I felt is just doing it for the love of doing it. He was never a poser. And he let his tags speak for themselves. He had no problem telling me about that he likes "Gabber" music. To hear that from somebody in the 90s was quite rare. The last time we met was when we did the parties together with MDS in Lueneburg. In a club called Garage. Jens was on the second floor chillout room and played his set of rare grooves in there. Whenever I was not busy managing the video screen in the main room. I went there to hang out. His set always included "Wrong Side Of The Tracks" By the Artefacts. His favourite song.
I do love my work, but the problem is, my time is always limited. Trica is a person I should have definitely spent more time with. I am happy to know him and a big thank you for always being a friend.

Good bye and R.I.P Jens

The best people die too early!!!


R.I.P. Captain Daniel and Nate Dogg

2011-03-19 02:33:19

Damn, the only happy thing is that this week is over. This was not a good week. Lost one very special friend that influenced me in a lot of ways. Daniel Kawecki. Simple as that. Before I met him I was no freak. He was that guy ppl would cal a bad influence. But if you really knew him then he was just a guy who knows what freedom means and he lived it without compromises.

Rest in peace my friend.

The second person is Nate Dogg. This man had soul. He was the voice of Westcoast rap. He may have been living up his lifestyle way too much, which resulted in bad health. But no matter what his legacy will live on. All of the songs he sang the hooks for are undisputed classics. Nate on a hook and you had a hit. You will truely be missed.


Benedict Fosu

2009-11-03 03:26:20

It's already a year my brother. Today 1 year ago Benedict Fosu left us. We will never forget you. I never met a positive person as you are in my life. No matter how hard things went, you vere never a pessimist. This is an ability that I always admired you for. Now looking back, there should be a Benedict Fosu in all of us.

Asher Sommer




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