Journey of The Heart

About the Book

Lim Meng Sing was born in the then Malaya (now Malaysia) which was under British rule until 1957 when the country achieved its independence.
He was fortunate enough like his peers to have had a primary and secondary education in an English-medium school with head-masters drawn from Britain. Without such an English-based education, it would not have been possible for him to acquire the skills to write in the English language and this anthology would never have seen the light of day. It was during these formative years that he acquired a deep love for English literature, Latin and western culture.
Lim received his BA (honours) from the University of Malaya in 1963 and his Ph.D from the Institute of Social Studies, Catholic University of Paris, in 1974.
He was the originator of a prose work WHAT IS LOVE? (AN EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT, Blurb April 2012) collaborated by Dr Judi Burstyner and Louis Kushinksy, also from Melbourne.
Lim’s GROWING UP IN BRITISH MALAYA – A MEMOIR was released in May 2017. The sequel to this anthology is his THE JOURNEY OF THE HEART.
Lim founded The Melbourne Circle in 2013 modelled after the Bloomsbury Group of 20th century London.
Apart from writing, his interests include music, literature, languages, neuroscience, psychology, ethics, and economics. Lim a self-taught composer and violinist and performs for charities in his spare time. In 2013, he cofounded the Australian & Asian Orchestra in Melbourne. He regards himself as a humanist.
Lim and his wife have been married for fifty-three years. They have two grown-up sons and a young grandson. They have lived in Australia for over two decades.

Series: Journey
Genre: Memoir
Publisher: CMN & Associates (8 July 2017)
Format: Kindle
Length: 108 pages
ASIN: B073TD7X15
ISBN: 0992303575
eBook Price: AUD3.99
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About the Author
Lim Meng Sing

The author grew up in the then Malaya which had been under British control as a crown colony since 1867 before it gained its independence in 1957.

This memoir covers the most formative stage of the author’s life up to 1957 when he was seventeen. It gives a rare insight into the period of British colonial rule, his parents and their profound influences on him growing up in a strict traditional family steeped in Confucian values, their struggle with poverty, his quest for meaning as an adolescent, the sociology of Klang, his birthplace, his school-days and his teachers, his musical awakening and his humanism.

' My life would never have been the same had I not switched from a Chinese to an English-medium school when I was seven’.

A precocious child, he was soon attracted to English poetry and began writing poems for the annual school magazine when he was twelve. He wrote in the Preface to his anthology The Heart Has Its Reasons (Poems of Love and Life): A Personal Perspective: 'It was the start of my journey into the greatest joy of my life which coincided with my passionate love of Western classical music'.

Lim received his PhD (avec la mention bien) from the Institute of Social Studies, Catholic University of Paris, in 1974. He lives with his wife of 53 years in Melbourne. They have two grown-up sons and a young grandson.

Lim is a self-taught composer and violinist and, in his spare time, performs for charities.

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