{21.7.12}

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Glad to make this big announcement.

With great joy, I want to inform everyone that my 2nd album will be out on 21st July 2012.

Mark your calendars even right now ..!!

I repeat.. the date will be...

{21.7.12}

Cheer for me, pray for me, support me. Is all I really need right now.

21st July is basically for KL and it will be at FCC. Other venues will be announce soon, some will be as far as Sabah to my lovely hometown Ipoh.

Will release more information concerning the 2nd album.

I am excited. Hope you are too =)
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DEYC2012 @ Tawau

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See you all at Sabah DEYC2012!! I will be leading worship in some sessions, can't wait to see you all there!
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some thoughts :D

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When I was young, I always inspired to be involved in singing or performing arts in one way or another. I thank God for His leading so far, it's been a long journey since my youth days and for Him to open doors for me to release 2 albums, is a testimony of His faithfulness and grace upon my life =)

Through out this journey as an artist, it's been a learning curve for me. At first, even though I honored to cut an album, I admit it took me sometime to sink into the word "artist" -- don't know why, perhaps because of my naive heart.

But being one actually has its own expectations. Moreover, it's been a journey that requires a lot out of a person. There are ups and downs along the way.

After few years doing what I have been doing, especially in the process of releasing my 2nd album, I just have a few thoughts I love to share with everyone, some things I learned along the way and hope everyone can learn as well...

1) Humbleness
Indeed, humbleness will take you far, not just in music industry but any industry or work. Without humbleness, I don't think you will get to learn anything. There are a lot of things in life you really got to take it with a pinch of salt. No matter what people say about this cruel world, stand up in what you believe in.. especially holding on to your good values.

2) Cutting an album is not easy
Yes, it's clear alright. I know many many many have this ambition to cut an album. Be it as a solo artist, bands or even church -- ya seems like everyone want to cut an album, but REMEMBER, it's not easy as it seems because this really requires lots of sacrifices -- energy, time, finance, everything that goes with it.

So, KNOW what you are getting into. Know why you want to do it. Search your heart.

The most important question to ask yourself is why cut an album?

3) Support local music
This a bit related to previous point but in a way that, people have put in soooooooooo much effort in producing an album and the least we can do for them is to show our support to them by buying their CD.

The problem I see in local scene especially in creative areas that everyone aspect free gifts. Or should I say, take creative industry for granted. Hello, we need to see that creative areas is like any areas or industry out there.

Imagine you are work from 9 to 5...5 working days a week ... you put so much effort to get your monthly pay but at the end of the month, your boss tells you -- "You work so hard! Anyway, I know you very well, don't need to pay you la, save my money alright.."

Man, how you feel??

A lot of people failed to see there's so much effort made in putting together a CD. Look at myself, I saved my money for the project, I travel for recording, I have take time off from work, I have to take time to compose songs.

So why always ask freebies from artist? why always download?

I mean I not saying I m not gonna give freebies or saying I am greedy but sometimes, this bad habit gotta stop somewhere if we want to see Malaysian creative industry grow, if we want to encourage more great talents locally.

I admit it made my heart cringe when I said the price of my CD then later when I turn around and say I want to give for free, their eyes open wider.

I bet sometimes a lot of people out there don't see this from a human's perspective.

My hope that this industry continue to see the light of some things and encourage more local talents to showcase their skills and ya, TALENTS! :D

Anyway, just some honest thoughts.. hope we all learn something.

Peace. Much love.
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6pm post on 7th Feb

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Uh.. it's a lame title right...

As for now, my vocal recordings for the 2nd album is DONE!! yay!!!!

Now all is left is for my producer to do the final mix, add a bit more instruments, etc etc then yes, the real deal will be serve... =)

Seriously, can't wait for you all to be able to enjoy those new songs!

Really want to thank Jonathan Tse from my bottom of my heart for guiding me and mentoring me through the recording process. I appreciate everything very much =D

Alright, now to next phrase of post-production...

Pray for me, cheer for me. Will keep you all updated on the 2nd album process. Anyway, thanks for the support so far!

Will be back KL tomorrow.. see ya soon!
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hey hey K K

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Blogging, reporting from Refuge Studio right now...

Arrived KK on a late Sunday evening around 730pm thanks to AirAsia delayed flight for 20mins. Had a nice dinner then check into the studio around 11pm plus. Spend the night listening all my songs on the album -- rough mix. All I gotta say, am excited to share that album soon with everyone.. it sounds different than the previous. Well, you will have your say when you get it but I promise it's rockier and more raw than previous -- think Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Goo goo dolls stuff.

Got to listen Jon's new live album as well..

Today, as in Monday, did 3 songs. All went well especially able to push my vocal in recording one tough song.. aiks!

Rest of the day was basically hanging out in KK...

More to say later! :D
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to refuge I'll be..

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Glad to share to EVERYONE that I will be heading back to Jonathan Tse's studio to finish up few more songs for 2nd album. YAY!!!

I admit I am nervous a bit, because I hoping the final product will be better than the first album materials, hoping everyone would love it very much. But alas, I am excited to prepare everything for the follow up to the 2nd.

Just some heads-up -- the songs are more rockier and have more 'mature' song than previous. Yes, lots of live drums, electric guitars, etc. Mature in a way that, well, I've written lots of songs after post-THIS ROAD period, which challenges me as a songwriter. Some songs are worship, but most of the songs are suitable to be played anywhere and to any ears. Well, the idea is that the songs speaks to everyone, not just to one particular crowd/people. Yea.. ambitious as I am, I hope the radio plays them :D

Been busy getting things done especially design, art direction and planning for the launch/tours as well..

So ya, it's gonna be crazy 2012.. but anyway, I am excited that I going release the 2nd one and waiting to share this joy with everyone once again.

I will try to update time to time from the studio if possible..

Pray for me, cheer for me, support me :D

Much love.
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