一个小秘密，和一封很鼓励我的信。。。 A little secret, and a very encouraging letter to me…
I have a little secret, you may not believe it if I told you, but you might just agree…
From the time I started recording albums, I was never confident of my singing voice, do you believe?
At the beginning I did not quite dare to listen to my own album when others were around, because I thought my voice sounded terrible and was very concerned that these people would publicly criticise or ridicule me (some people are like that)…
Some friends after listening to my album said my voice was not suited for fast songs, and some said I was not suited for slow songs… then what is the conclusion? That I’m not suited to sing at all!
So I have often felt inferior regarding my voice…
Unlike Geoff David Koh Wei Hong, or Wilson Wei Rong, or Remnant Danny who are all so confident…
Geoff David Koh Wei Hong… rich and thick voice with some hint of vibrato…
Blessed singing champ, Wilson Wei Rong… perhaps he can’t quite understand the meaning of feeling inferior when it comes to singing, haha…
And The Remnant’s lead singer makes me feel even worse, once he even said singing falsetto is peanuts to him while my falsetto has long disappeared many years ago… sigh…
Though I know very well the most important thing is that your songs can touch people’s hearts, I still prayed to God and said, since You allow me to record albums, do let my voice improve too! Because no matter how touching a song is, if your voice is tormenting, people will not continue to listen…
However I also know if God blesses me with a wonderful voice, I’ll probably become very proud easily, thinkng I’m so great… Sigh! Humans are just so complicated! Haha…
后来上帝真的越来越赐福我，能有荣幸让知名音乐及编曲大师如 Martin Tang 和 Kenn C 等人帮我编曲和制作唱片！！
Later God indeed blesses me more and more, and I have the honour of top musicians and well-known arrangers like Martin Tang and Kenn C arranging songs for me and helping to produce my albums!!
But I harbour a secret concern in my heart that whether these very professional musicians who know the recording market so well, would be thinking in their hearts as to why I dare to record albums after hearing my voice???
What I feel very grateful and touched about is especially Kenn, he seems to have a great burden for my recording ministry too; after producing and coaching my recording a few times, he did not give up but instead continued to encourage me, and this time he is even the producer for my entire new album!!
The production of my new album is approaching the end now, and I received a letter from Kenn just now, and what I want to share wth you today is really this letter that really touches and encourages me…
Dear Pastor Lim,
Your project is coming to a close… just a couple more mixes to go.
I feel this album is even better than the last. Good job!
btw, just to encourage you…
~Gary (who produced Hagen’s last album and edited most of the vocals ) said he’s become your fan
~Zennon (the main producer in Ocean Butterflies production ) said he enjoyed your singing and adlibs. Got attitude
~Jun Yang ( my other artist arranger besides Joo ) said Pastor got power..rocks!… he not yet Christian
~Frank said the Malay version Serperti Kau was touching ( btw, he doesn’t speak Mandarin )
~Jerry ( who owned Myx studio and mixed Zhe Dao Di shi Shei ) asked who’s the artist.. said sounds nice…. his gf was really touched by the song 🙂
～ Gary （Hagen 孟奇上一张专辑的制作人，也是这次修饰你多首录音的）说他已成为你的歌迷。。。
～ Jun Yang（我的另一位编曲家和歌手，祖的同事）说牧师有能力，很棒！他还不是基督徒。。。
～ Frank 说“如同你心意”马来文版很感动（他不会中文）。。。
～ Jerry（某录音室老板和“这到底是谁”的混音师）问我歌手是谁。。。说蛮好听的。。。他的女友很被这首歌感动 🙂
The one in black T-shirt is Kenn…