some music composed by my son

I am posting a video  on a piece of music that my son composed himself. He is a medical doctor, a nephrologist with the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a very talented piano performer who had won prizes in competition before. Now he has gone into composing music during his spare time. The video is taken from some animations to suit the mood of the songs, but the compositions are all originals.

For other peices, click on his name on this video and you will be led to his site with all the 9 videos and songs he composed and posted yesterday.

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Disgusted
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 21:15:46

    Dr Hsu,

    Your son is very talented and he has wisely chosen music as a hobby.

    Music as vibrations is part of manifestation of life and all humans and planets have their own rhythmic vibrations. Certain music flows (not rocky music) can lift human consciousness to different (or higher) levels. hence, some known as astral and spiritual music.

    There is such a truth called the laws of vibrations. Our human nerves are like the strings of a musical instrument and electrical vibrations flow through (energies). The Taoists also sub-divided the flow of the ying and the yang.

    Vibrations in turn correspond to numbers, colors. Hence, music flow can be electronically record and illustrated into vibrations, basically waves length and its geometrical pattern.

    It’s good especially piano, flute (higher notes) and other musical instrumentals producing harmonious sounds that soothe the spirit or soul.

    In rock music, you find the punks taking drugs to influence the negative side of the mind to produce violent sounds.

    Congratulations to your son.

    monk

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  2. yh
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 21:44:48

    you must be a proud father.

    congrats dr.

    just one question. Is he coming back to serve this country, just like you? or another brain drain?

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  3. Dr Hsu
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 21:50:07

    thank you. Indeed I feel very proud and all the years of hard work (i used to work from 8am to 10pm during my younger days) are just worth it to see children do well.

    What can I ask for more?And because of this, i must give back to the society for it is the society that has provided me with a means to educate my children..

    even ISA in kamunting would be worth it…

    ……………………….
    yh,

    as I have mentioned in the earlier part of this blog that i, as a father,I hope that they can come back , but it is their lives and i will not force them. I will not force their decision, but for me, i will live and die here.

    Johns Hopkins being one of the very best centers, I am sure he would be able to contribute to mankind by his research and treatment skills, whether he comes back or not……

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  4. Peter Yew
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 21:54:26

    Dr Hsu,

    I’ve listened to 2 of your son’s compositions and I find them very refreshing and soothing. Every father will be proud of his son’s achievement, more so if his talents goes beyond his profession. I wish your son success in both careers.

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  5. tonyboneka
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 22:02:03

    I have no chance to learn piano but I like music (meaningful one) very much. One of my composed songs:
    http://www.blogkaki.net/8282/viewspace-49282

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  6. Dr Hsu
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 22:07:10

    Peter yew , thank you

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  7. cilipadi
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 22:09:19

    monk,

    It seems to me you know every single thing, from politics to cilipadi to music…my salute to you.

    Dr. Hsu,

    Congratulations to you for able to produce such a fine gentleman. You have my salute too.

    To Dr. Kelvin Hsu, bravo. The animations your creation too?

    Like father like son…

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  8. Dr Hsu
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 22:18:22

    the animations taken from Final Fantasy if I am not mistakenly. BUt he inserted his original score into the animations.

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  9. Disgusted
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 23:03:12

    Cilipadi,

    No, not everything. It happens that when I was a monk, I listen to music to calm down the mind…not pop or rock music. Just music with no songs.

    There are some good ones to meditate (focus on concentrate) or to lift the consciousness from mundane level.

    Secondly, I used to have a Taoist master who also thought me mantras and on vibrations.

    It is common knowledge that the cosmic sound in the universe is “AUM” if the mind (spirit) is silent, meaning shut off from the 5 external physical senses.

    It’s not true I know everything…like whether Najib or Rosmah will be the real PM? I don’t know! See?

    monk

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  10. cilipadi
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 23:12:53

    monk,

    For every successful woman, there is one wife beater behind?

    husband makan cili, wife rasa pedas?

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  11. Observer
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 23:17:28

    Doc,
    Bring out your Campari and soda…., a toast to you, Doc . Well done!

    What a blessed and happy family! A family of doctors…. all highly educated and talented.

    Some joined politics to enrich themselves but your words as expressed above…..” even ISA in Kamunting would be worth it…”, shows what a fine gentleman you are. You have everything but you are willing to risk everything just for the love of society and humanity.

    My hat off to you and …. yam seng.

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  12. Malaysian Salt
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 00:14:45

    You son is indeed fortunate to have the chance to learn music. Many of us, not so lucky.

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  13. romerz
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 01:19:28

    Well done Dr Hsu. You have every reason to be proud!

    If you are interested, I’ve just written a piece on another father/son relationship and its implications on our country.

    http://romerz.blogspot.com/2009/03/child-pornography-traffic-offence.html

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  14. Dr Hsu
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 07:58:05

    thanks, romerz and observer.

    malaysian salt, pls do not be disheartened that you have no chance to learn music.

    Many of us did not have a chance to elarn. I, for example, did not have a chance to learn piano.

    I learned in myself when i was 45years old, without teacher but with the help of a computer program and a cheap digital keyboard (not even a digital piano). Thanks to the IT world, now yo can learn evrything with the help of a computer.

    I believe that my friend A True Malaysian learned on his own too, and he can play by ear . Many others do , too. So I would encourage you to learn it even if you are now an adult…. Of course if only if you have the time and resources..

    Life is always a learning process, and I am as good as any person with the computer because i always go to internet to learn new things….

    Music gives you a calm mind and get rid of the stress in our system…….

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  15. A true Malaysian
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 11:21:54

    Every dog has its day, or in Chinese, 苦净干来. This is best description I can find for efforts that Dr. Hsu put in so far for his private life. It is the time for him and his wife to enjoy the fruits of their hard labour. They have every reason to be proud of their children achievements, and their children are equally proud to make their dad and mum proud.

    ” even ISA in Kamunting would be worth it…”. Such statement make me very sad indeed, the possibility is there. Just because of having opinion or view that deem “anti establishment”, the threat of misusing ISA to put someone in Kamunting is grossly unjustifiable. Is there anymore ‘righteousness’ exist amongst those in power? Come to think of this, is indeed scary.

    Those in power should indeed have soul searching on why so many people have such “anti establishment” comments on them everywhere, in real and virtual world. Are all these “talking bad about government” on purpose, or make you guys look ugly? How I wish those in position of power look at themselves and have serious thinking why these things are happening amongst rakyat, instead of in ignorance and wielding their powers to keep people’s mouth shut. Why should we spending time coaxing you guys to change for the better in this hard time.

    If ISA is being used on Dr. Hsu, I don’t know what more to say about our beloved country. However disagree I am with Dr. Hsu’s idea of remaining in Gerakan before his own deadline is up, I honestly admire his courage to speak up for the righteous.

    Take care and good luck, Dr. Hsu.

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  16. klm
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 12:33:54

    Dr Hsu.

    I can sense the pride in your writing. Nothing is more satisfying than to see the children able to use god given talents. This is something not everyone in the world can enjoy.

    Wow. John Hopkins. This is the MIT of medicine.

    I would not suggest he come back to Malaysia. His talent will be wasted in this country. He will do more good to the world by staying where he is.

    Beside a John Hopkins degree is not recognized in Malaysia.

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  17. Dr Hsu
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 13:19:01

    He graduated from a Canadian University ad is recognised in Malaysia. he got a very high score in USMLE (99.9%) and was accepted to Johns Hoplkins for specialist training. And now he is a nephrologist and he could come back to work .

    But as I say, I leave it to the children to decide. They are big enough to decide and they have their own minds and livings. CHildren once grown, we can only teat them as a friend and be eveready to satnd behind them in case of any diificulties or in case they need any advice.

    Once theya re grown up, i will not give unsolicited advice, and only will advise when consulted.

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  18. Bel
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 21:31:15

    Hi Dr Hsu, I chanced upon the music entitled “Innocence” composed by your son on Youtube! It was really great. I was wondering if I could seek permission to use his music in one of my videos but I couldn’t find a way to contact him through his channel on Youtube. Is there anyway you can advise me? Thank you. Hope to hear from you soon. 🙂

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  19. Dr Hsu
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 12:25:38

    Bel
    You probably have to ask him for permission since it is his original composition.

    You can send him a message through his youtube account, or post a comment with the request there and I will also forward your email to him..

    Cheers!

    🙂

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