chronicles of KK tour..

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Writing this after a week away in KK...

So may I present to you, the chronicles of our tour journey..

3rd December:-
3pm - Left home
445pm - Reach LCCT. Thanks Danny for the lift.
530pm - Was told our flight got delayed. Aiks.
630pm - Our plane finally arrived. yay! KK here we come!!
7pm - Leaving KL on the jetplane..
9pm - Hello KK!!

930pm - Check into our apartment at Wisma. Lovely.
1010pm - Dinner with the All Saints folks and Bishop + family. Massive crowd. Blessings from Bishop. Thanks Bishop!
1130pm - Back to Wisma. Time to washup and get some rest

4th December:-
Rise and shine..so bright..tot it was 8am..look at my clock..eh 630am..haha..different zones man..
9am - after washup, short devotion.
920am - breakfast
10am - Good Samaritan van picked us - time for soundcheck at Good Sam

1030am - Start soundcheck
1230pm - Leave for lunch
1pm - Noodles for lunch
2pm - ABC time!! Nice remedy to hot weather..
320pm - back to rest...hot weather at KK!
5pm - washup..
530pm - Good Samaritan van picked us again - time to get ready for the concert!
6pm - light refreshments
630pm - last round of soundcheck
8pm - Good Samaritan Youth fellowship meeting start! Started with icebreaker and their youth band led worship.

830pm - time for TL to be on stage
10pm - birthday celebration for the youths..makan time!
1030pm - according to host, this is REAL dinner time - wotieks!!!!
11pm - Back at apartment to chill..

5th Dec -
9am - after washup, it's breakfast
10am - Time for soundcheck at ASC Grace Hall
12pm - Leave for lunch..at Damai again
130pm - Was told to try some pearl drinks nearby
2pm - Hangout abit at town..
320pm - back to rest..
5pm - washup..
530pm - last round of soundcheck
7pm - Prayer meeting with ASC leaders
730pm - the event start! Started with a fun icebreaker and their youth band led worship.

8pm - time for TL to be on stage - had a good time of singing and sharing
930pm - album signing/autograph
1030pm - Dinner time - quite bad because the restaurant we went had a terrible service -.-
11pm - Back at apartment to chill..unwind..rest..then sleep..

6th Dec -
9am - wakeup for service
10am - service at All Saints Cathedral
12pm - lunchtime at this cafe called Mod Cafe
130pm - some of us were adventurous to walk around KK town
4pm - back to rest our tired feet..
530pm - on van to send JJ and Jackson to airport..but we dropby at Tanjung Aru to enjoy.
7pm - drop JJ and Jackson at airport..thanks for the contributions bros..
8pm - suppose to try some squarish pizza but the plan didnt work out. In the end, tried Little Italian. Nice Italian food!
10pm - Back at apartment to chill


7th Dec - 10th Dec
In Sabah Diocese Youth camp. Led worship in few sessions and all I can say that it was totally an awesome experience..had great fun with 335 Sabah youths.

11th Dec
10am till 4pm - Since some of us were free..we hangout at 1Borneo. Walk around..watch movie..etc.
415pm - Say our last goodbyes to All Saints
440pm - At airport to check-in
6pm - Bye KK...thanks for the memorable times.. :)
830pm - Back at KL

Really thank God for His guidance and secondly, thanks to the churches and their crew who provided a superb hospitality. Had a great time sharing and singing..also hanging out with lotsa nice and great people.

Indeed this trip has been memorable and looking forward to come back KK for more tour opportunities in future. Hard to say when but i can it's never say never.

Again, thanks all! :)

Much love.
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countdown to KK trip

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It's gonna be a week more as we countdown towards KK trip.

We had our rehearsals recently and I m pretty pumped up for the tour and also the camp.

Do keep us all in prayer and looking forward to meet everyone at Kota Kinabalu.

Much love.
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story behind the song : you remind me

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It's quite some time I type something here..

Love to take some time to share some stories about some of my songs off the album THIS ROAD.

Based on some feedbacks I received, most came to me and said they love the track YOU REMIND ME. Therefore, I love to share the story about this song and what is all about.

Tell me, have you been in situation where when you were hanging out with friends, having chats and laughs then someone randomly tells you, "Man, you remind me of my home town friend who talks/laugh/act like you." Or when you do something, then someone commented the way you do it reminds them of their father, uncle, friend, neighbour, teacher.

That thought basically forms the gist of the song YOU REMIND ME.

I composed this song nearly 3 years ago when I was still studying in university. I was sitting down one day in my room and thinking about all the friends I made over the past 20 years of my life. Some way in another, some of these friends have left an impression on you. Sometimes when you walk on the street, when you see a stranger or make a new friend, or the things that people do, perhaps they could remind you of the friends you have. Or when you are in a situation, you could remember someone because you went through that situation before.

It is in the chorus part I reflect on the fact that all of us are blessed with friends around us no matter where we are or at what stage of life we are at. Perhaps there's purpose God placed them in our lives.

Anyway, I actually enjoyed recording that song and in fact, it was one of the easiest track I and Jonathan Tse(my producer friend) recorded. We arranged it very simple and nice for listeners. When I listened back, I myself enjoyed it. Just proud that I able to record a song that can show my appreciation to all the people I met over the past 20 plus years of my life.

Hope you understand the song a little bit more and would glad to share more stories about the songs I composed.

Cheers.
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story behind the song : you remind me

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It's quite some time I type something here..

Love to take some time to share some stories about some of my songs off the album THIS ROAD.

Based on some feedbacks I received, most came to me and said they love the track YOU REMIND ME. Therefore, I love to share the story about this song and what is all about.

Tell me, have you been in situation where when you were hanging out with friends, having chats and laughs then someone randomly tells you, "Man, you remind me of my home town friend who talks/laugh/act like you." Or when you do something, then someone commented the way you do it reminds them of their father, uncle, friend, neighbour, teacher.

That thought basically forms the gist of the song YOU REMIND ME.

I composed this song nearly 3 years ago when I was still studying in university. I was sitting down one day in my room and thinking about all the friends I made over the past 20 years of my life. Some way in another, some of these friends have left an impression on you. Sometimes when you walk on the street, when you see a stranger or make a new friend, or the things that people do, perhaps they could remind you of the friends you have. Or when you are in a situation, you could remember someone because you went through that situation before.

It is in the chorus part I reflect on the fact that all of us are blessed with friends around us no matter where we are or at what stage of life we are at. Perhaps there's purpose God placed them in our lives.

Anyway, I actually enjoyed recording that song and in fact, it was one of the easiest track I and Jonathan Tse(my producer friend) recorded. We arranged it very simple and nice for listeners. When I listened back, I myself enjoyed it. Just proud that I able to record a song that can show my appreciation to all the people I met over the past 20 plus years of my life.

Hope you understand the song a little bit more and would glad to share more stories about the songs I composed.

Cheers.
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Kota Kinabalu gig

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After much talk and anticipation, it is confirmed that TL project will be in Kota Kinabalu from 3rd December 2009 till 11th December 2009.

The purpose of the tour is :-
1) To promote TL's debut album THIS ROAD in Sabah, starting from KK.
2) To promote Faith Christian Centre, the church TL is currently serving, to the youths in Sabah especially in the Anglican Churches.
3) To impact the next generation with our God-given gifts.

The tour will cover trips to these churches and also the annual Sabah Diocese Youth Camp..
Good Samaritan - 4th Dec (8pm onwards)
All Saints - 5th Dec (7.30pm till 9.30pm)
Sabah DYC - 7th Dec to 11th Dec (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=99500574646&index=1)

We at TL project are pretty excited to be at KK so do keep us all in prayer as we embark on this tour. If you are around KK or have friends around there, feel free to join us.

You can also check our updates at timlim-project.blogspot.com, www.myspace.com/timlimproject or the FB fan page.

See ya all there then. Much love. :)
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when TL speaks Malay..

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As you can see in previous post, I was in this Klang Valley BM Revival Meeting which was organized by Jasihku Ministry on 22th and 23rd of October.

Personally, it was indeed a privilege and honor to be at the meeting to minister to them.


On my right is Jeffry S.Tjandra who also perform on the night. He is a well-known Indonesian Christian singer and was glad to be able to have some conversation with him.

Anyway, as for both nights, I enjoyed singing and sharing to them in Bahasa Malaysia. It's my first time honestly to share in BM and I think I pulled it off well. haha. The crowd were lovely.

I wanna thank Jasihku Ministry for allowing me to have the opportunity to share and sing some songs off my album to the BM people. Special mention to John Sapalo for initiating my performance on both nights.

Looking forward to more opportunities like these in future..yea..haha..

At the same time, I would like to announce that TL is confirmed dropping by at Kota Kinabalu in for the first two weeks of December. Dates for some places are unconfirmed yet but for now, we just can confirm that Sabah is the next destination for us..and TL will be at Sabah Diocesan English Youth camp from 7th to 11th December to share/sing at the camp. We will keep you updated on this then so stay tuned.

Keep us all in prayer and thanks for the support so far.

Much love.
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TL project's next gig - 22nd-23rd October 2009

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As we promised, we will update you guys about the next TL project's gigs once we have news...


The next TL appearance is scheduled to be on both 22nd and 23rd October 2009 in a special BM Revival Meeting organized by all the BM speaking churches in Klang Valley. The event will be held at Faith Christian Centre and TL is scheduled to perform a few songs off the album THIS ROAD in the Revival Meeting.

About 500++ people are expected to turn up for the event. It's indeed a privilege to be sharing the songs with the BM speaking people in Klang Valley. Do keep us at TL project in prayer and at the same time, do come to witness yourself the BM revival meeting.

There are few more gigs/concerts scheduled but will be confirmed once the dates and details are all sorted. Oh well, just stay tuned for more updates from us :)
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10 facts of THIS ROAD

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It's been 1 months since we released THIS ROAD, the debut album of Tim Lim. Thank you all for those who have purchase the album and supported us so far.

In conjunction with the 1 month anniversary of the launch, we love to share 10 juicy facts about the album..

1) The first song ever recorded for the album was track 9 on the album, Lost in Love/Amazing Grace
2) My first-ever properly composed song is in this album. I m sure some have heard the story about it. It is track 5 - Creating Miracles.
3) The last song that was recorded for this album was track 11 - This Road. Ironic eh? haha.
4) Jonathan Tse sung as backup vocal on two tracks..track 9 and track 10. Spot it..haha.
5) The most easiest song, for me, in the recording process of the album was track 8 - You remind me. We finished recording that song so fast, I think less than 2 hours, and yet sounded beautiful.
6) Most songs were composed over the past 7 years of my life.
7) Yes, as you all know, the album contains 10 songs. But the fact for the past 7 years, I been composing around 90+ songs. To narrow it down to 10 songs is no joke. I have written all kinds of songs .. from circular to worship so it all comes down to make type of album I wanted to make, which helps in narrowing what songs to record for the album
8) The album name, THIS ROAD came to my mind 2 years ago. So when I was asked what name should I give to my debut album, the answer was kinda easy.
9) As you can see on the album, it has 11 tracks but it was supposed to be a 10-songs album. After listening to My Trust, I and Jonathan thought the long intro that was done can be separated into an interlude. Thus, track 3 is actually an interlude towards track 4 - My Trust
10) The whole production process took nearly a year, as I have to travel to Jonathan's studio in Kota Kinabalu for recording.

That's some facts I love to share for now. Stay tuned for more in weeks, months to come :)

Do remember that THIS ROAD is make available now through these channels ..

1) Place your orders online through timlim1206@gmail.com and we will work with you on how you can get your hands on it
2) For KL people, you can visit Faith Christian Centre to purchase the album. Who knows, if I m around, you can get my signature for free! :) If you need directions, visit ilovefcc.com
3) For Ipoh people, you can purchase it through St Peter's Church.

Soon, the album would be available in some Christian bookstore. Stay tuned for more of that information.

We hope also to release some information about upcoming some gigs but stay tuned for that as well. Basically everything is exciting at TL project.

Much love.
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THIS ROAD - 090909 and 120909 highlights

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Ladies and gentlemen..

Here's the video highlight about the KL 090909 and Ipoh 120909 launch/concert few weeks ago..


Hope you all have enjoyed that video. Again, thanks to those who came and made both events a success. Credit to Zermi Ng for editing/creating the video.

The next stop for THIS ROAD would be announced in few weeks time when things are confirmed. Stay tuned for the news.
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THIS ROAD journey to Ipoh

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On the 12th September, me and the TL project crew was given the opportunity to go to Ipoh to promo THIS ROAD..

The promo/album launch/concert was done in St Peter's Church. Lovely crowd, all in all, the event went really went.

In short, all we can say that the whole journey and experience is something money cant buy..really something priceless...something that worth while.

We had lotsa fun and meet up with few people there and indeed we were blessed with our time with them.

Perhaps pictures can paint a thousand words and show you more about our trip..gives you an idea what we went through..
You can, of course, check some from my FB fan page, where the pictures taken by Garry Lin.
There were others you can check as well, from Adele and Daniel Lim

We wanna thank those who came to the launch and also those who bought the album. I personally hope the album will be a blessing to you all.

Indeed, it was enjoyable Ipoh trip. =)
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pictures from 090909 album launch

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More pics of the launch can be found in these following places..
1) Cedric's website
2) FB fan page - pictures taken by Garry Lin
3) From my aunty's photo album

Hope you will enjoy the pictures from the links above and also it gives you an idea how the whole event went, from few different prespective.

Again, really thank those who came, the band, the crew that worked so hard for this and helped out.
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THIS ROAD journey so far..

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Just writing in to say thanks for all your support and prayers for the past two album launch events that we had, both in KL and Ipoh.
Thanks who turned up for those events. Thanks to those who purchase the album. Thanks to the band and crew who worked so hard for the events.

Mostly, thank God for everything.

Really looking forward for more gigs like this. Will update you know once we here get any official word about our next trip.

Pictures from the both launch event is now posted on the FB fan page. There are some videos posted on this FB page as well so hope you will enjoy them.

With this, like to announce that the album now is made available to the public. However, it is not totally in the usual market yet, because still need some time to negotiate for it to be in the market. So for now, there are only 3 ways you can the album...
1) Place your orders online through timlim1206@gmail.com and we will work with you on how you can get your hands on it
2) For KL people, you can visit Faith Christian Centre to purchase the album. Who knows, if I m around, you can get my signature for free! :) If you need directions, visit ilovefcc.com
3) For Ipoh people, you can purchase it through St Peter's Church.

Those who have placed their orders through pre-sales, you can now collect the CDs.

There's all the note we have now. Again, really thank all for your tremendous support and do continue to support us and spread the love around.

Much love,
TL and the TL project crew.
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090909 launch

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I just wanna thank those who came to witness the launch. Overall, it went well and I m glad to hear positive feedback from you all. Indeed it feels like everything happened so fast but praise God for His blessing and guidance in this event.
Also a special mention to the band members and the whole TL project crew for being part of this event that made this event a great sucess. Thanks for your effort and indeed I m honored to work alongside with you guys.


More photos from the event will be made available soon so ya, stay tuned!

Thank You God for everything. Now all pumped up for the next concert...at Ipoh!! :)
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Track listing for THIS ROAD

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Here are the track listing for album..
1. The One
2. My life
3. (interlude)
4. My Trust
5. Creating Miracles
6. Hope
7. Look into the sky
8. You remind me
9. Lost in Love/Amazing Grace
10. Faithful
11. This Road

Hope you will be blessed by the songs from the album. =)
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today is the day - 090909

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Wow..ain't it now more clearer that before...

After years of patience, months of hardwork and perseverance, days of anticipation, we have finally arrived on the day of the launch.

Yes, today is the official launch of my debut album THIS ROAD. Indeed, it's a testament of how God has been great in my life and to share this joy with all of you is indeed a blessing.

Tonight, the KL folks will be the first in the world to witness the launch and hear songs from the album. Certainly, hopely it will be a blast for everyone. Of course, finally the album is made available to the public for the first time starting tonight. So remember to come and support us!!

Coming Saturday, the party will shift to Ipoh and am looking forward to it as it's indeed overwhelming to do the concert at my own hometown.

I guess that's all I can say. Excitement and overwhelming is the words that is in my mind now.

Thanks so much for all your well-wishes and looking forward to have a blast with you all!!!

Much love,
TL
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when the clock is ticking...

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We are still very much in a countdown mood...yupz...that shows how excited we are...

As for KL launch date .. we are like 4 days away!! Not so far off eh? So KL folks, do remember to come on 090909!!

To the Ipoh peeps, the Ipoh concert will be exactly 1 week away. We hope all of you in Ipoh can come and be part of this exciting concert so remember don't come alone!!

So ya..the clock is ticking..start counting down!! =)
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1 week 2wards 090909

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YES people..

We are just one week away from the official release/launch of Tim Lim's debut album, THIS ROAD. We TL Project Crew are pretty much excited as all of you about the release and we do hope everyone will turn out for launch on 090909 @ 9th September 2009 at Faith Christian Centre.

For more information about this, here's the link to the KL launch - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131440485718

As for the Ipoh launch, oh well, it's 12 days..which is not that far off from the KL launch date. We too are excited to go down to Ipoh and spread our love there. If you are around Ipoh or Perak, dropby for support as well. For more info on Ipoh, here is where you can find out - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121578224899&ref=mf

For both events, we encourage you not to come alone, bring your friends, families, neighbours to witness this joyous occasion.

Looking forward to see everyone then!! =)

Much love.
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Ipoh promo video

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This is the promo video done for the Ipoh album launch/concert.

Credit to Sam Vun for his hard work. Enjoy it and hope to see you in Ipoh on 12th September 2009.

For the KL or Klang Valley folks, we are around 10 days away from 090909 album launch!! woo hoo..pretty excited about it !!

Hope to see all of you in either of the KL or Ipoh launch!!

Much love.
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live/acoustic version of Lost in Love

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Love to share with you this footage..

Yes, this is the live/acoustic version of Lost in Love/Amazing grace. It was sung in FCC on 21st March 2009, during the FCC Harvest Weekend. Credit to Sam Vun for taking this footage.

Hope you enjoy this and wait for the album launch! 090909 for KL and 120909 for Ipoh!!

Cheers.
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homecoming 120909

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Breaking News!!

With great pleasure, TL project crew would want announce that THIS ROAD album launch/concert will also head down to Ipoh as well!

The venue would be at St Peter's Church Ipoh and will be on 12th September 2009 Saturday night 8pm. So if you are in Ipoh, highlight the date on your calendar and dropby.

Ipoh has been a special place in my heart and to do this concert at my own hometown is indeed exciting and hope to see all of you there as well!!

A gentle reminder that the pre-sales period is drawing to an end this week..!! So if you havent make your orders, do place them by emailing your orders at timlim1206@gmail.com or dropby at Faith Christian Centre, KL this weekend to place your orders in person. For Ipoh folks, you can also personally place your orders at St Peter's Church Ipoh. So ya, hurry up before the pre-sales period ends!!

Do check out the FB fansite from time to time for the latest scoop from us.

And ya, we are close to 2 weeks away from 090909 official album launch! :)
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present of the day for you..

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Good-day people,

As we all geared up towards the launch of the album, may I present you a track that is taken from the album, sort of like the first single off the album for you guys to listen. Hopely this keeps you excited about the album, gives you an idea how the album sound and also helps you to promote this album around..

Ladies and gentlemen, I present you Lost in Love/Amazing Grace..



lost in love/amazing grace - Tim Lim
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1 month left to 090909

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YES people!

We are exactly a month away from the album launch!!

Pretty exciting times although it could spell busyness for those involved. Nevertheless, we hope all of you are pretty excited as all of us are about the launch!

To accomodate the countdown..oh well...as you have largely notice..we have a new layout for this blog. Awesome stuff eh.. ;)

The pre-sales is still on-going. Refer to this entry on how you can get book your album before it disappears in the thin air once the launch is done..haha..

Do continue to check this site or www.myspace.com/timlimproject for updates and info as we heading towards the album launch date! Not forgetting the FB fan page!!

Woohoooo..the countdown is on!!
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THIS ROAD - the story.the inspiration.

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

(ROAD NOT TAKEN by ROBERT FROST)

Think of the decisions we all made in life. Milo or Coffee? Work/Study locally or oversea? What to work as..? example: doctors, teachers, accountants, lawyers, actors, etc etc.

This poem actually inspired the title of the album. I know over the years, those who studied literature will debate the meaning of this poem but as for myself, what struck me that life is full of decisions and each one of us take different routes in life. I feel it speaks that in our life, each one of us are given choices, or in this case, roads to take. In the end, the roads that all of us take is different than anyone else.

Thus, the title of the album, THIS ROAD represents a person's journey in life. At each point of our lives, we always reach some crossroads that provoke us to ponder and choose which would be our next route. THIS ROAD represent the life I m living now, the road that I m now travelling, and at the same time, sharing the stories of ups and downs in life, the relationship I have with God and people around me.

Indeed, I m privilege to be sharing my story to you all through this album and I hope you will be blessed by the songs in it.

Now for some promo procedure..hehe..

Pre-sales still on-going!! For more information, you can keep checking here, www.myspace.com/timlimproject or the newly-launched FB fan page.

Countdown to 090909 album launch! You can RVSP your attendance throught Facebook and get more information about the launch there!!

Much love.
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pre-sales is now AVAILABLE!!

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YES...you read that loud and clear...

The pre-sales for the album is now open and we are officially ready to take in your orders/request for the album..

I know there are plenty of FAQ in your mind now so let me guide everyone through this process..

1st FAQ : What benefit I would get for purchasing the album during the pre-sales?
Pre-sales allows you to book the album before anyone else does. At the same time, we will reward you for being the early bird. And what's the reward, you may ask now. The price for the album during pre-sales will be RM 26. YES..you can only get such price during this pre-sales period because once the album is launched, we will revert back to the normal price of the album which is at RM 29.90.

2nd FAQ: How to place your orders now?
You can place your orders in Faith Christian Centre after each weekly service, starting 1st August 2009, at the counter which will be setup at the lobby. You can pay RM 26 on the spot or before 31st August and we will issue a receipt to you so you can claim the album on the launch date.

Or...

You can email your orders at timlim1206@gmail.com

But if you are going through email..we need some details to aid us..

NAME :
EMAIL :
ADDRESS :
TEL NO./HP NO. :
ORDER AMOUNT :

After you have emailed us, we will reply and notify you that we have received your orders and then guide you on how the payment can be made and help you in making sure the album safely arrived at your hands.

3rd FAQ : When will I receive the album?
Please note that you will only received the album after 9th September 2009, which means after the launching date. If you are coming for the launch, you will be able to claim your album on that day as well. Do bring along your receipt, just in case. Do take note of this important information.

Please hurry as the closing date of the pre-sales is 31st August 2009.

So what are you waiting for? Place your orders!! J

If you want preview to the album, visit www.myspace.com/timlimproject. We will put up more previews so you will get the idea how the album would sound.

Thank you in advance for the support! J

Much love.

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2 months to 090909

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Yes...we are still counting down towards the September launch of the album!! Yes...we are edging closer and closer to the date..

Everything is set and everyone is working hard behind the scene to make this whole project a sucess..so do keep us all in prayer. We hope there will be a huge turnout for the night and from a rough count, looks likely it will be..!! Anyhow, mark on your calendar - 090909 - the album will be out by then!!

At the meantime..here are a few things to point out..

* TL project is finally on MySpace. Add us and promote us using this site. www.myspace.com/timlimproject is where you can go!!

* We will be having pre-sales for the album in August!! You can make your orders for the album through this pre-sales and once it is officially launched, you can collect them. Further details will be release about the pre-sales soon..so hold your horses first..

Alright people...we will try to update you as much as possible over here. At the same time, do help us in promoting the launch and the album!!

Much love.
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Songs that inspired me/the project..

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As I countdown towards my album launch, i love to share with everyone a few songs that inspired me to compose songs, influence my album's music direction, songs made me ponder about my life and my relationship with God and shaped me as I start this journey. All in all, I ms sharing some songs that helped to spark that fire that leads me to embark on this solo project..

There are a lot of songs..but I picked 5 to make it more orderly.

1) Nick Carter's Help Me
This is one of the song when i first heard it, inspired me as a young person growing up facing challenges in life. It also made me realize we humans always given choices in life, making decisions that could change our life, coming at crossroads. Thus, that inspired the name of my album, THIS ROAD.

At the end of the day, you cant help but to look to God and seek His direction. It is written in PSALM 119.105 - Your word is a lamp to my feet and light to my path.

Music-wise, it has influenced me...I m a big BSB fan and then Nick came out with his debut solo album few years ago which is more of pop-rockish. This song was his first single and when i first listen to it when i was young, i can't help but to play this song many times. I enjoyed and love this song a lot...till today if I listen to it again, i still love it very much. Lyrics-wise, it inspired me to compose a few songs like this that ponders about life and decisions we face everyday. We do make good decisions or bad decisions...given choices which are tough to choose. At the end, being imperfect makes us seeking help from above.

2) Jeremy Camp - Walk By Faith
This song largely influence me in terms of musically and spiritually. It also influenced the direction of the album as well. Anyway, I m a big fan of Jeremy Camp for his worshipful songs/lyrics.

I remember this song spoke to me few years ago when i was in the middle of my University days. I was wondering about my life...my future career, my future family, finance..at the same time, I had many questions in my mind like why i m studying in this place..why i m doing this and that etc. At the end of the day, it brings me back to God where the message is straight away.. walk by faith. Trust Him. Submit to Him everything.

I remember there's a bible verse that goes, faith without action is dead and there is also another verse that goes, with faith you can move mountains. Such encouragement made me to have this habit to walk my life with faith. It's not an easy process or an overnight thing to do, but i learn it slowly and gradually.

This song also inspired me to compose a few songs about trusting Him and putting our faith in Him. I remember one day as i walk home from University, God put this thought in my heart and i compose a song that speaks of my trust in putting my hope in God. One of it is entitled HOPE which you can hear through the TL preview.

3) Switchfoot - Meant to Live
This is the song, i think, that push Switchfoot into the limelight. I first heard it and i thought it is one awesome rocking song. Then few months later, i heard it was attached to the soundtrack of Spiderman 2...which made me relate to the song ever more. Spiderman 2 is one of the few movies that touched me a lot. In that movie, Peter Parker has to juggle so many responsibilties..from being a good nephew, a good friend, a good boyfriend, a good student and being a superhero at one go. He struggle through that process because he feels sometimes no one understands him even though he does a lot of things..in short, he cares for others more than himself sometimes. That human side of him speaks to me a lot.

A lot of us tend to juggle many responsibilties and sometimes we feel no one can understand us. We easily get tired and emotionally drained. We run the rat race but actually there is more than what we are living for. Hence, this song indeed inspired me to realize we are meant to live for so much for in this life, not just enjoying the world but there is something more. Things in the world are temporary but let's strive for something that last forever.

Phillipians 3:14 - I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus.

4) Reuben Morgan - World Through Your Eyes
This song has inspired me in terms of musically and spiritually as well. To me, the message is direct, to understand situation beyond what we see, to know that God has a reason for everything. Our world is so imperfect but in God's eyes, His marvelous plan works for us..even though sometimes we humans tend to wonder how it's gonna happen. Thus, this inspire me to trust Him.

5) Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
A song that largely inspired me to really step out from my comfort zone and do the best in my life. I remember this song alot because when i was leaving my hometown for studies, the youths put together a tribute video using this song. The video was funny..haha..i still have it by the way. Anyway, seriously, the song indeed touched me to reach out my dreams..be courageous and bold. Sometimes we tend to worry about obstacles and bumps along the way..but life is about learning.

Like I said earlier, there are plenty more other songs but this 5 largely I feel inspired me. Anyway, I do hope this sharing does give you an idea how the music direction and songs will sound.

As i m typing this, ya, we are like 2 months++ away from the album launch. More stuff and info would be out soon. Pretty excited about it. But do keep TL project crew in prayer and do support us.

Much love. =)

NOTE :
* Do feel free to go to Youtube or search for the albums of the songs mentioned and look through their lyrics if possible so you will understand my explaination better.
* This sharing was runned in a series in my personal blog which you can refer to it as well. This is just a complilation of that series.
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album photoshoot

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On 9th-10th May 2009 weekend, I had my photoshoot for the album project.


First round of shooting was Saturday morning, 9th May. Wokeup as early as 7am to get to the shooting location so we can get the early glimpse of sunlight. 

Second round was done on Sunday night. We found this awesome place to shoot and honestly, we shot a lot here compare to Saturday morning. Ideas just poured in the late night setting of KL town...did a lot of shots with various angles and lightings..had fun doing this night shots.


Hopely we can put up some shots we took here. The best shots of course, is reserved for the album cover. At least, there are some pictures to give you an idea what we did and get you excited about the album as well.

Credit to Cedric and Garry for their work and time. I appeciate their dedication and work a lot. Had lots of fun in the process as we strived to find the best shots for the album design.

In other development, it's 100% or should i say 110% confirmed that the first album launch will be on 9th September 2009 at Faith Christian Centre, Sunway. More information will be released but for now, circle that date on your calendar :)

O well, the countdown is on...
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FAQ

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I just thought I should clear off some common questions about my album and if there is more, feel free to email me or leave a Facebook message on my profile, I will love to answer them. :)

What genre is this album?
Christian pop-rock.

What are my musical influence?
Hillsong United, Planetshakers, Hillsong Music, Jeremy Camp, Sonicflood, Delirious, Casting Crowns, Kutless, Passion Band, Youth Alive, Chris Tomlin, Tim Hughes, Reuben Morgan, Lincoln Brewster, David Crowder Band, Brian Litrell, Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Backstreet Boys, Matchbox 20, Simple Plan, Nickelback, Daughtry, Coldplay, Linkin Park, The Click Five, The Academy Is.., Paramore, Fall Out Boys, GooGooDolls, Altered Frequency, David Cook, Ryan Cabrera, Ronan Keating, Avril Lavigne...
Phew..that is some long list...so ya..you can hear bits of bits of those influence in my album..

How many tracks on the album? And are they self-composed?
There are 10 tracks in the album and yes, all were composed by myself. Prior to this album, I actually compose a lot of songs and to narrow it down to 10 songs is no easy process honestly!

What type of songs I can expect to hear from this album?
Songs that represent a person’s relationship with God and his journey in life. Songs that everyone can listen to, no matter who you are and what you believe in.

Am I signed under Purpose Records?
Actually no. The whole project is largely self-funded unlike Charis that is totally under Purpose Records. Even though Jonathan Tse is my producer, we both consider this like a joint venture project where Purpose Records is helping me in certain areas. Yes, to be clear again, I m in a way , an indie artist. Do support me then and pray for me as well. :)

That's all. Like i said earlier, i welcome any more questions.

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TL vid-blog : last day of KK recording

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Hope you been greatly entertained by those video blogs when i was in Refuge Studio. 

Countdown is on towards the album launch. 

Cheers. 
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KK recording pictures (5th till 8th april)

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After much videos and all, here are some pictures, well, something different for a change.. 






thanks to Jonathan Tse for his hard work and guidance through out the recording process. Well, look forward to September for the album release..then you can hear all the hard work we have done =)
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TL vid-blog : 7th April recording

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Again, taken during our break time, rather, our lazy time..


Should i considered this on the 8th April instead...because we worked till 1am that time..haha..

Enjoy. Few more vids to come. 

And have a meaningful Easter ahead. =)
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TL vid-blog : 6th April recording

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taken during recording break on 6th April. Enjoy.
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from KL to KK and then back..

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Helo everyone..

Just returned from 3-4 days of recording in Kota Kinabalu with Jonathan Tse in his Refuge Studio and boy, it was one good experience for me, in terms of the process of recording it. 

Basically this trip was to finish up the remaining tracks for the album and i m gladly to say we have finished recording all the tracks for this album. It was really a surreal feeling to finally realized that all the recordings are finally completed. yay! Really excited about it and cant wait for everyone to hear the real stuff that we have done..

For now, waiting for Jon to do the master-mixing while the rest of us would be busy working behind the scenes for various stuff, leading to the launch.


Stay tuned for more stuff on TL project like video blogs..some videos i recorded while i was in the studio..and more album and songs info..

Much love,
TL
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TL project : April Updates

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Greetings,

It's April..and oh well, time passes by isn't it...

Soon, I will be flying to KK to finalize the last few song recordings for the album, from 5th april till 8th april. It's gonna be challenging but i m looking forward to it. Finally get to hangout at Jonathan Tse's newly-renovated studio, Refuge Studio. Do pray for me as i travel there and do the recording. Well, hopely i can share some experience there later in this blog..so watchout for this space...

Other matters of TL project-wise, i would say things have been fine though we are slowing down abit due to Easter season and everyone busy with their own stuff. But slowly i guess the project will take pace and yea, hopely time to time, we will update you more about TL project. 

Well, it's a really super short updates right? haha. But keep us all in prayer anyway.. :)

Hope you all will have a meaningful Easter and a great time ahead.

Much love,
TL
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how it all started..

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This entry basically is like my sharing and testimonial about how this project was birthed..

You can say it has been my dream eversince when I was young to do an album. Since then, I always been praying and seeking God for direction like how I gonna do it and who are the people I should meet. Yes..i been praying for this since when i was young. At first, honestly, I had this wild idea to be in a boy band. Well, that time BSB, NSYNC, Boyzone was super popular…or even MLTR. Haha. But i think it kickstart my passion in music. At the same time, i credited my passion in music to people around me in church life when i was young in Ipoh. My dad actively serves in the worship team so does his friends and my friends. With that, i always encouraged to serve..in whatever areas..and i picked up music instruments along the way.

But all in all, I can say serving God in worship ministry is the one that raised me and brought me where i am now. To add to that, I guess patience and time is a factor as well. 

So yes, long time ago in a town called Ipoh, I was actively serving God in the worship team in my hometown church, St Peter's Church. I was passionate to serve God in that area. One thing leads to another, well, I beginning to discover God’s calling for me, that is to serve Him in this area of worship and music. Again, I played with the idea of doing album but that time, it’s not necessary must be a solo album, even if I m able to oversea a church album, also I was more than happy. It is like I vowed before I die, I must at least do an album, don’t care if it is solo or church. Crazy vow I made uh? Hahaha.

I begin composing songs at the age of 16. I just random compose songs about anything..worship, relationships, situation, love, etc etc. The moment of truth came when I was 18 years old, I was selected by my school prefectional board to compose a theme song for the school’s prefectional leadership camp. I composed a song and submitted to the committee. I admit…I prayed hard for ideas! When I presented the song to the committee, they enjoyed it and thus, ended up as being the theme song for the camp. I never forget that feeling to see 70 students singing to the song that I composed. That inspired me to compose more songs.

For your trivia, that song I composed for the camp will be feature in this album. I cant wait for everyone to hear it.

Then one fine day, I met this guy who came over to my hometown church to do worship workshop. A certain guy name Jonathan Tse, who was young that time. Our friendship started off that time and because I was about to leave Ipoh to KL for studies, it is good for us to knowing each other so at least i don't feel so alone when i m in KL. Eventually i was introduced to the current church i m in now, which is Faith Christian Centre, fondly known as FCC.

In FCC, again like my time in Ipoh, I just want to serve God in worship ministry. I didn’t seriously think much about doing album at that moment, just like submitting it to God’s will and see how He lead my life. I was just happily living in the church environment, hanging with friends, studying hard, thinking about my future. Till one fine day, I and Jon discuss about album production. At that time, he just released his first album Purpose and I did told him my wild ambition to do something like him. From there, we exchanged ideas and i learn a lot from him. But that time, I feel time wasn’t right yet. I was still in UTAR, doing my Broadcasting degree course and still being financed by my parents. My focus that time was to finish my degree studies, get myself a decent self-funding flow and continue to serve God in FCC. There were few opportunities for me to join music bands but somehow i feel all these wasn't in the right time yet.

At the same time, I feel I need time to decide what direction the album would sound, if i were to do it. Choices were tossed around in my head, like doing a really circular album or a Christian album or worship album and what genre such as pop, rock…so yes, basically I'm trying to decide what musical direction the album would take.

It’s kind of funny how this things started again. I remember in January 2008, I think because it was before CNY, I was in a lecture then Jon sms me if I m interested to do an album with him. I said yes but after I finished my studies. Again yes, my focus is to finish my studies that time.

Fast forward to after my graduation and now working in FCC as a fulltime worship co-coordinator, I finally have time to start the project. At first it was a challenge for me because the whole project is self-funded by me. I m not signed under Purpose records, just to be clear. It is more like a joint-project by myself with the Purpose records. Yes, I m like a indie artist.

I recorded my first song in August 2008 after attending the Sabah Anglican Youth camp. From that song, the direction for the album became clearer.

The whole process so far has been an adventure for me. There were challenges along the way like doing recording at KK while I m working here, which means sometimes the production has been dragging on a bit. Self-funding the project. Finding the right people. Praying for the right direction for the album. All in all, it’s been a great experience with all the learning and a journey of discovering the right formula to bring up this project.

Alright, that brings us to current development. I will be putting some finishing touches to the last few songs of the album in April. At the same time, there are some people who are working behind the scene for the art direction, marketing and other related stuff.

I hope this album can be a blessing to listeners no matter who they are. Locally or internationally. Young and old. My heart and my prayer is these songs can touched lives and encourage them about God’s love.

Do pray for me as I journey on. At the same time, being much excited about what God is going to do in my life and also other people’s life. Awesome stuff…cant wait!

Much love,
TL 

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the preview

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Greetings,

On your right side of the screen, you will be able to hear the preview to some of the songs from the upcoming solo album. Hope the preview will wet your appetite for the album even though it still 6 months away from the official release.

We will keep you updated on more stuff. At the same time, we try to make this website interactive as possible.

God bless. Much love.

TL
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