Phillip Boon Lim
Boonlim888 @aol.com 865 382 6666
Martha Rose Woodward
865 951 0319
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OWNER OF ASIA CAFÉ IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE RELEASES AUTOBIOGRAPHY
2-16-13 Knoxville-Phillip Boon Lim, owner of the Asia Café Inc located at 6714 B Central Avenue Pike, Knoxville TN 37912 has announced the release of a book he co-wrote with local historian and writer, Martha Rose Woodward.
Lim’s autobiography, Escape to Riches, details the lives of his Malaysian-Chinese family. The story begins in 1899 with his great-grandfather, Lim Lian Keng, who escaped the brutal Chinese communist dictatorship by boarding a sampan-a small fishing boat-with 15 other men. The boat headed towards Malaysia, landing 60 days later in Melaka. Of the 16 who began the journey, only 6 survived dehydration and starvation. Lim’s great-grandfather and his son, Lim Sian Soon, were two among the survivors.
Great-grandfather and his son hired on as rubber tappers extracting latex from trees in rubber forests. Within 10 years, by shear determination, brilliance and awareness as a businessman, Lim Keng and son purchased a rubber processing factory for latex and became millionaires.
Lim writes,“ This is my story; the story of an international businessman firmly grounded in American soil, whose roots are buried deeply in the darkness of Communist China and poverty, and whose branches bear the fruit of both love of family and fabulous riches.
My name is Phillip. A man who was raised in great wealth, but one who did not know the value of money. It became necessary for my family to send me away from the safety of comfortable nest to fly into the world. I had to determine how to capture my own character and discover my abilities. I had to learn how to build my own nest.”
Chapters in the book include:
My story begins…
Regular Guy Has Big Life
Survival Skills Are Tested
Grandfather, grandmother, father and mother
I Accept the Mantle of Lim Keng
Rich Kids Grow Up: Early Schooling
High School Years
Godfather, Mr. R R Chelvrajah
College Years in Australia
Coming to America
Malaysian Custom of First Born Male Child
Melaka No Place for Desiree
Good News! Reunited With Kids
How I Met Phillip: Louise Bacariza Speaks
Interviews With Family Members
The Night of the Long Gun
Recovery and Justice
Asia Café is Born
My Future is Bright
Escape to Riches is a book you cannot put down.
Available on line from www Amazon.com; www Kindle.com and from www. NaturalAlternativesInc.net OR at both locations of Asia Café: Asia Café Inc; 6714-B Central Avenue Pike Knoxville Tennessee 37912 (www. AsiaCafe.org ) in North Knoxville or Asia Café West Inc; 8111 Gleason Drive Knoxville Tennessee 37919 ( www. AsiaCafeWest.com ) in West Knoxville. OR phone 865 951 0319 to arrange for autographed copies.