An armless pianist and philosophy of life!

For the weekend, I invite my readers to view this video , about an armless youngster who use his toes and feet to do things that you and I do with our hands and fingers. (Please do not miss this video; it is really worth watching. I am glad i watched this)

Amazingly, he plays piano with his feet too. As a self learned piano player , i know how difficult it is to play piano with fingers. To play with toes is even more difficult, and this requires tremendous will power,  determination and love for music and love for life!

A plant which has whethered through storms will grow into a strong tree, whereas those inside  greenhouse would find it difficult to survive outside. Those given crutches since birth should remember this fact of life, and they should be the ones realising that by given everything without much efforts, they will not be able to survive in this increasingly competitive  world .

Let this video serve as a reminder to this fact. Enjoy the music.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pilocarpine
    Aug 21, 2010 @ 14:03:38

    Those given crutches since birth should remember this fact of life

    subtle reminder.

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  2. A true Malaysian
    Aug 21, 2010 @ 19:28:10

    Simply amazing, simply marvelous.

    One of the jury mentioned ‘达人’。 Sort of coincidence here, Dr. Hsu Dar Ren.

    If Liu Wei can be so determined, why not us with complete legs and arms? Dr. Hsu, thank you for sharing this video with you. You are already 达人 by your name, and you lived up to your name as well. That is more important than anything else.

    Thanks again, 苏达仁, do I spell it correctly?

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  3. A true Malaysian
    Aug 21, 2010 @ 20:11:31

    I watched the video again,

    达人 is a direct translation of ‘Talent’.

    Haha, I am out-of-date, this is a new term in Chinese, like

    粉丝= fan

    These are all new Chinese terms due to globalisation. I am really out-of-date, Dr. Hsu.

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  4. disgusted
    Aug 21, 2010 @ 21:38:50

    Yes, the never ending policy, a mentally crutch system, bankrupt of the human will to face challenges.

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  5. John
    Aug 22, 2010 @ 10:49:11

    No matter how down trodden or poor we may be , having an able-bodied is all that matters.

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  6. kl_boy
    Aug 22, 2010 @ 21:12:11

    ok enoughlah, try not to equate this discussion into politics. It’s more to serve to reminder to ourselves……the student already said it. He had 2 choices ” Live with dignity or die with shame”….he choose to live. I applaud him for this effort. Don’t point fingers at others , improve yourself instead when things are all but lost. When there’s a will, there’s a way !

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  7. Dr Hsu
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 18:07:01

    A True Malaysian
    My chinese name is the same as 达人 。My father named me after a Confucian saying ” 己欲达而达人”, meaning that if you want to become a perfect human, you must help others to become one first.

    I am quite shameful that i didnt live up to my father’s expectation to become a perfect person, since i have quite a lot of imperfection, bt i have always strive to help others, and give chance to other even if they have committed mistakes. Of coure, the name has nothing to do with talent, and this is also the first time that i know that Talent is now literally translated not in it meaning but in how it is being pronounced.

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  8. disgusted
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 22:33:10

    You think having no arms is bad. What about having eyes that do not see, mouth that does not speak the truth and ears that don’t hear. Isn’t that a worse handicapped than someone not having arms.

    And having brains that do not work. Like someone giving a verdict said the deceased strangled himself to death. With the hundred thousands of suicides, I have not heard or see in print a case of suicide confirmed as self-strangulation except hanging himself/herself. But that is not the same as using both hands to strangle oneself.

    Perverse logic is a serious disease in our country now. One person a DJ can “threaten a national security” how? Wars and riots are started by politicians and army generals, and not by dick tom, harry or ah chong, ahmad and puthusamy.

    One cartoon can cause a riot. The cartoon on a piece of paper is dead and motionless and good for wiping the ass. It is the troublemakers and politicians who stir the sh*t. Yes, perverse logic is contagious and diseased our brains. We have to be wide awake listening to this perverse logic from our politicians.

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  9. A true Malaysian
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 21:49:41

    What is there to be shameful, 达人? I believe, if your father is still alive, he must be very proud of you.

    Your father in fact, had the foresightedness to name you 达人 which carries the direct translation of ‘talent’ in this modern day China he left some time back.

    Name apart, you are a ‘talent’ to me for being:

    a self-taught pianist,
    a father who produces doctor children,
    having a son very talented in music
    an owner of this popular blog (more popular in substance than that of MM)

    If I equate your talent with dollar & cent, my treat to you some years back was definitely worth it. By the way, I don’t mean your talent is worth just that 😀

    Humour aside, it is unfortunate for Umno, Gerakan, BN, KTK to disregard your talent. What a waste, 达人医生。

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