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Thank you very much for dropping by to view my personal website. I am really honored by your visit. Since I was a kid, I have always been dreaming of having my own personal website. I really hope that at some point in future, this website can be a hub where we can share our knowledge in many aspects of life together. Also thank you very much for taking to your time to listen to my music and for your motivational words sent to my YouTube Inbox.
My name is Ray Mak, a graduate with a Degree in Finance & Operations Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst class of 2007. I love playing the piano since young. Though I've taken formal classes before, I was not able to master one of the most crucial skill in music, reading the notes. I play most of my songs purely by listening, following the drum beats or the bass closely. Fortunately, I am able to mimic the songs that I listen to very closely to the originals. At the same time, I love to improvise a lot. Coming from a diversified background and speaking multiple languages, I wish to learn to play all the top hits of every country. By the way, if I ever have sheet music, I'd really love to share. Unfortunately, I do not read music.
On top of music, I love Martial Arts. I practice and teach my favorite sport, Tae Kwon Do. I have been doing it since childhood and I love Tae Kwon Do a lot. Though I've suffered a few serious injuries, I did not give up. Never give up in life! Of course, I love my team, UMASS TAEKWONDO, in University of Massachusetts, Amherst. UMASS TAEKWONDO!!!
If you have any request, just send me a mail on YouTube. I will play it for you whenever I can.
However, due to overwhelming demand from the Internet (An average of 10 songs a day, accumulated to over 3,000 requests over a year's period, steadily increasing), I have to MASS PRODUCE with CARE and LOTS OF LOVE. For those who have requested songs, please be steady and prepare for a sweet surprise. In any case, if I am not able to play a cover for your request, I truly apologize.
I also love to meet new friends. Friends that I can share my thoughts and pain with. Friends that I can trust wholeheartedly. Friends that can sit and chill with me over a cup of tea or coffee. Friends that I can visit local or abroad. Likewise, friends, feel free to visit me. I have a little guest room to accommodate your stay.
Last but not least, THANK YOU for SUBSCRIBING to me on YouTube! It will keep you updated!
Martial Arts and Fine Arts fusion
Ray Mak Director at Usana Health Sciences & Partner at YouTube
Since young, I have been dreaming of achieving a lot of things in life. I strongly believe that no dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.
As with any major achievement, it takes great support from family, friends, schools, colleagues, and many other parties, which indirectly forms a great team that assisted me in overcoming the many challenges and obstacles faced in achieving one of my dreams, spreading Love with Music. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to the following individuals or groups:
Dad - Video Shooting. You have the patience of a Saint. Thank you for supporting me in all my endeavors
Brother & Sisters - Video Shooting & Ideas. You are really helpful and patient. Miss you guys a lot. Study hard!
Mum, Grandma, Relatives - Moral Support & Words of Encouragements, also thank you for keeping quiet
Girlfriend - True Love (Behind every Successful man, there's a Supportive woman)
Mak Hon Fei - You are one of the reasons I am on YouTube
Music Schools & Teachers
Pianoforte School of Music - Ms. Lim & Teachers - Quality Music Education that impacts my entire style
Ms. Chin - Play By Ear, 1st song, Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Clara Zhang - Different technique of Classical Music & Chords. I miss having sushi together with you
Denis Heng - Without you, my scales fail
Encik Helmi - Thank you for giving me the opportunity to perform to all your music classes everyday when I was 10 to 12 years old
UMASS TAEKWONDO - My Team, My Life
Kevin Loh Hoong Liak - My Mentor
Adam Khoo - My Inspiration - Value Investing
Jack Wong - My Inspiration - Trading
Agency Development Academy & Tokio Marine Life - Thank you for the friendships, quality time, training, skills, knowledge & experience, and life insurance protection that I've gained here
Will Wong - Extremely aggressive entrepreneur, a very close friend, my brother from another mother, you influence me in many business aspects of life and introduced me to Weebly. Thank you! We still have a lot to discuss.
Justin Ho - You're like a musical brother to me at UMASS, thanks for your great influence in classical music
Sue Nicole Yee - I miss my sister!! Thank you for your hospitality while I was in Boston and Arizona. Thank you for being the first who rated ALL my videos. Thank you for being you.
William Loong & Family - Thank you for the wonderful time in Massachusetts. I am really bad at keeping in touch with the phone or instant messaging. You're like a family to me.
Linzy Liu - Video Shooting while I was in Boston. Thank you for recording my first few songs on YouTube. The first video 'Until You' is dedicated to you, for your great support
Alex Lu - Thank you for introducing me to David Sides. David Sides was the thing! and still is today. Thanks to the Verizon Fiber Optics Internet in your house, uploading videos was Sonic! For our Brotherhood!
Alice Chu - My Life Insurance Agent, also Kai Ma
Stephanie Chew - Thank you for your friendship and your great influence in some of my songs
Leanne Lau - I'm still keeping that jar of stars
Kyu Cho - "Never regret anything in life, every mistake is a stepping stone to greatness" Kyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!
'Onisama' Brian - You somehow influence me in many things. Let's go to Japan!
Lina Nguyen - Like a little sister to me, until today, my website is on her Facebook. Hugz! Lina from Ramahoki
Kurt Satchell - Waagaan! Buya pakka C from da pharmacy, F the girl & let da farma see!
Carlos Calderon - Gin Dou Pai Guat, Pork Fried Rice, Shrimp Mayonnaise
Ben Duffy - Hu Jintao he niu nai 'drinks milk' =)
Paul Tung Hsien Ming, Ong Chih Jen, Tan Kian Meng - Brotherhood Forever, Directors and Co-Founders of T4Academy
Quan Chen & Family - Living next to Korean Town, our brotherhood is endless! Thank you for your support, hospitality, and care, while I was in New York City
Jessie Liu - Some of my songs are deeply influenced by you =)
Peter Klostermann - Thank you very much for you Quality advice on website cursors, HTML codes, and appearances
Marshall White - Really thank you very much for offering help to build my website
Roger Lee - My brother from another mother, also my neighbor. Well, not much help on YouTube, but hanging out with you give me the inspiration to play
Lim Kuan Ming - For some reason, my picky ears, choosy eyes, computer skills, etc. comes from you. Why!? OMG
Vinu K., Shanker J. - Man, Defined!
Samantha JoAnn - YouTube fan turns into close friend. Your endless support to my music simply amazes me. Thanks for always being there for me whenever I visit Singapore
Mitsuko Muramatsu ne-chan - Thank you for the lovely Totoro all the way from New York City! When I come back to New York, let's go have some Japanese Food!
Tifani Leung - Thanks for the Jay Chow songs =p
For your support, for sharing and learning how to play by ear with me, for listening, for your words of encouragements, for your positive and negative feedbacks, for rating, for bombarding my inbox, for stalking my Facebook, for telling your friends about me, for sending me gifts, and most importantly, for Subscribing!
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