Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Tribute to Ray Mak

YouTube. When you see the word YouTube, most people think of it as a website that has funny videos, movies and short clips not to mention music videos. But when you think of YouTube, does talent ever come to mind? Do you even realize that there are people out there who has so much talent?? I have come across some extremely talented people. The one I want to mention is Ray Mak.

Ray has been playing the piano since he was a young child. Even though he has had highly educated teachers to teach him piano, he was not able to master the one crucial thing; note reading. Therefore sheet music is no use to him. But that didn't keep him back. Instead of using sight, he uses feeling and ears to create some of the most breathtaking piano covers you will ever hear. He listens and follows closely to the bass and drum beats of every song and in turn, he produces extremely beautiful music. Not only does he follow closely to the sound, he improvises alot with songs. You know, experimenting. He adds many touches to songs to make them his.
Ray is also very generous. Coming from a different background, one of his wishes are to learn the top songs from all different countries.
I personally think that Ray is one of the most kindest persons ever with a great personality. Even though I have not personally met him, I can sense it from the way he writes and plays.

Not only is he passionate of music, he is also highly experienced with the sport, Tae Kwon Do. He not only practices it, but he also teaches. I wish to say more on this subject but to be honest, I'm not very familiar with Tae Kwon Do. xD

These past few days, I had the option to favorite every one of his awesome piano covers and in return he would play the song of my choice. And that I did. But not because I could have the chance of him playing any song I requested but because I'm a huge fan. I strongly believe that everybody's dream should come true. And if I could help make it come true in any way, I would do just that. So, I spent MANY hours [and spent 2 days] watching every single video he ever uploaded and favoriting them along with saving them in my own playlist called Refresh 2.0. To be honest, I did not come across one video that I didn't like. All I saw was passion. It was amazing. Some of the videos I couldn't see him actually playing [due to his camera angle] but I sure could hear. The sounds that came from my headphones [with sound on full blast... xD] was just beautiful! But as I was saying earlier, I favorited and saved every one and in return he uploaded a cover of the song I requested...

...and he did a beautiful job didn't he?!
So, I want to just say thank you. Thank you Ray for continuing to upload beautiful videos. You are a continuing encourager. You encourage me to never give up. I myself is a pianist. All though I'm not the world's best player *grin* but I can still play somewhat. Everyday when I get home from school [If I don't go to sleep instead]I find myself going to YouTube to see if by chance there was a new video from Makhonkit. Most of the time I do....so I treat myself for 5 minutes. =)

There is also something else I would like to mention. His website. You can go on it and find tutorials, MP3 downloads, along with his bio ect. Please make sure to go and visit!
( Make sure you save it to your favorites that way you can visit often! )

Also, please support him. If you have a youtube account, look him up and subscribe, favorite, share, and comment! He needs your support. If you don't have an account...then make one. Even if the only friend and subscriber you have is him, believe me.....its worth it! =)

Now, as I close this post I would like to say something on my behalf...

Dear Ray.
As a fellow pianist, I know the struggles every pianist goes through. I know what its like to be lost [been there and still sometimes there] and not know what to do. I also know what its like to hear someone give you a compliment. Goodness, I LOVE them! It makes you feel like you are accomplishing a great deal. And that you are. As you continue to post video after video, I can tell you have come an extremely long way. You have advanced and have gotten better and better.
There will always be people who will bring you down. Maybe with a rude comment or something of that sort. Please don't listen to them. I learned it the hard way. Whenever someone would tell me I'm good but not great, I would get an attitude. I would say bizarre things like, "I want to sell my piano" or "I quit." There have been times when I refused to play. Refused to learn. But there was always someone who would tell me that I was the best! [Thanks Dad =)] That's what kept me going. Maybe not going strong as I should, but I was going. You continue to encourage me. And I'm still going. In the near future, I hope to be able to get a video camera that way I can upload videos just like you do! You are a good role model for the piano. I hope to get better and better. I always am checking your website for tutorials. I do admit, they are a challenge because I have to figure out what the chords are (I don't know my chords. :/ ) and rely on http://www.dchords.com/ to help me with that and I also give my ears a workout with figuring out the melody but its a challenge. I'm always a competitor to challenges. So, I give you my support and many hugs. Keep doing what your doing!

Life isn't easy. Its
meant to have challenges. They shape and train you. If life for you was easy,
you wouldn't be going anywhere. You would just stay in the same spot. Challenges
are what moves you forward. - J.

P.S. Ray, if anything is wrong...please let me know by commenting or writing a message that way I can fix it! Thank you!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Quiz Me!

I'm once again posting this post from my Tech class in school. I just finished a 35 (?tions) Practice Worksheet and I have a few minutes before the bell rings! Well....next I have to go to Algebra 1a [which totally SUCKS] and I hope I do well! I wonder if we'll 'learn' about Base's and Exponents again.........last week I finished that assignment in little bit of time. Which is a new record for me! Haha. Anyway, next....well more like after that class, I have P.E! :( Don't really like the concept of working out and burning calories. Whatta bout you? Well....THAT'S ALL! Over and out........ ;)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rock On!

Here's are some of my favorite songs for the summer!

Gummi Bear Song:

Dragostea Din Tei:


  1. Chickens are cute

  2. Chickens are awesome

  3. Chickens are pretty

  4. Chickens are playful

  5. Chickens are happy

  6. Chickens are fast
  7. Chickens are gorgeous

  8. Chickens are funny

  9. Chickens are soft

  10. Chickens are some of my best friends

Yea...that's all I'm gonna say...


Lately I have been wishing that Christmas was already here. I so badly want to video myself playing the piano that way I could post stuff on YouTube like tutorials and covers ect.
So, I'v already written my wishlist. I mean, you might as well get a head start right? Lol.
Here it is!!!

  1. Phone with unlimited texting with a camera
  2. Phone with unlimited texting with a camera
  3. Phone with unlimited texting with a camera
  4. Phone with unlimited texting with a camera
  5. Phone with unlimited texting with a camera

So, its a pretty short list huh? Lol. I just hope I get at least ONE thing....and I also really hope that Santa dosen't skip my house like he did last year...and the year before that.....and the year before that..... [get the idea?]

UH or UM?

Ok. I have absolutely nothing to post about. So, I'll tell you what I was thinking about today.

When you pause when saying a sentence, do you say 'UH' or 'UM'? I say 'UM' most of the time. Whatta bout you?

Yes.....that was pretty RANDOM huh? Oh well....LIVE WITH IT

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Book Review: Listen

So, I just finished a book called "Listen" by Rene Gutteridge. It was a very wonderful book and had a strong, positive message to it. The book is written to teach you a message about words. Just how powerful words are.
The book is centered on a website (FICTION) that someone created. Whoever created the website is posting private conversations that aren't meant to be listened to. People in the town are reading the website and friends are becoming enemies. People are getting hurt and even killed. I'm not gonna tell you who created the website but the person who did....you won't even see it coming. =)
So, make sure you go to your local library and find the book and read it! Its a most definite read!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Heya! Well....right now I am in my Tech Class on the computer! How neat is that! I think that is is the coolest thing ever! Hahahaha
Anyway....I just finished my quiz so I'm just chillen! Haha! Only thing about these computers.....they blocked Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Interpal. Which really really sicks! Well....time for me to go! I don't wanna spend all my time here! And besides...the bells bout to ring! Bye bye!

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Bounty Hunter

Hello peoples readin my blog? Like the new design? I think its pretty sweet! Haha. By the way, soon I will be adding some music! And yes, it will play automatically so speakers on as loud as they can go!!! (I'm deff kidding bout the speaker part!)

Well....today at school, we did pullups. I think he graded my paper 'E' fo Effort (Not really...I don't know what he graded it). YES! I DID accomplish my goal. It was;
  • 1 Pullup

......and I did it! And then I just...hung there for like....10sec and then jumped down and tried it again. I didn't make a '2.' But hey, I TRIED! I was gonna keep tryin to but Coach called the next person. :/

Tomorrow, we will be doin a 50yrd dash. I just had to google that to make sure just how far that actually was.....I wasn't quite sure. ;) But anyway....I'm excited!!! I just have to ask my mom if I can borrow her sneakers. My skateboard shoes won't do so well running. LOL

Ok....now that I wrote alot of blah, blah, blah stuff....lets get to the point of this post!!

I don't know if you got the idea or not, but I don't have any thing to post. So, I just saw an AD for the movie Bounty Hunter. I decided to write a little something.

Its was an extremely HILARIOUS movie! I loved it! So yea....its a definite watch! Here's the trailer!

Well...that's all!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


This Song= Awesome!
These Guys = Hilarious!
All together = OH MY GAGA!


Wow. Its been a week since school has started. Due to privacy (and the fact that there are still pedopiles out there) I'm gonna keep the name of my school private. =) Anyway...as I was saying, its been a whole week of getting up early, sitting through 6 periods of classes [I'll talk about that later] and then a early bedtime.
So...let's just say....today was a sleep in day. I get up during the week at 5am. Today, 7am. So, I don't think you would call that....sleepin in. LOL
Anyway....my classes are pretty neat. NOT! Lol. Here's the list
  • ASL [American Sign Language]
  • English
  • Physical Science
  • Lunch/Seminar
  • Information to Technology
  • Algebra 1A
  • H.O.P.E

Yes, that is my daily schedual. I even put them in order! Lol. Anyway....ASL and Tech is my FAVORITE classes. I love them. Even though Tech is a lot of note takin, its pretty neat learnin about all the computer and technology. If you say your smarter than me with computers, SHUT UP. Hahaha. Cause I'm gonna be smarter than you. Ok....nevermind. I'm not gonna do any rub-in-the-face. Cause that's not exactly...well....nice. Lol.

Anyways....I will keep you updated! Haha. Maybe.....I'v been pretty pathetic at updating. Oh well.......

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"The Laws"

  • Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.
  • Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
  • Law of Probability -The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act
  • Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.
  • Law of the Alibi - If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
  • Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).
  • Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.
  • Law of Close Encounters -The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
  • Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.
  • Law of bio mechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
  • Law of the Theater and Hockey Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies, and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.
  • The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
  • Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
  • Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor, are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.
  • Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
  • Brown's Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.
  • Law of Public Speaking - A closed mouth gathers no feet.
  • Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.
  • Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment, and you'll stay sick.