To read Lim’s official bio, see “Bio”.¬†


In her current life, Merlyna Lim is/does:

  • a human, a woman.
  • love music. play piano & guitar.
  • a singer & arranger.
  • a compulsive¬†doodler. an¬†artist.
  • sew her own dresses, skirts, and tops.
  • solve math problems for fun.
  • (no longer) play bridge and wordle.
  • enjoy cooking and be cooked for.
  • have a phd, a Dr who can’t cure :-).
  • a professor.
  • a¬†research chair. canada research chair, to be exact.
  • have a “big” heart, quite literally.
  • kinda royal.
  • love tofu & tempeh.
  • a coffee drinker, especially (all variants of) espresso.
  • on wikipedia.
  • do not laugh easily but love to make people laugh – resep heureuy :-).
  • continue to be Lady Dayeuh(kolot) :-).

In her previous life(s), Merlyna Lim was:

  • an award-winning designer and architect.
  • a piano/keyboard accompanist. a violinist. a harmonica player.
  • a lead singer in multiple bands. an a cappella singer. a choir singer, conductor and coach.
  • a high-school physics teacher. a math tutor. an art teacher.
  • a math whiz and nerd. a math competition winner.
  • a chest player. addicted to playing in-person bridge.
  • a 2D and 3D rendering artist — hand-drawing and digital.
  • a dough kneader. a shop attendant. a kite-string threader.

Now, Merlyna Lim:

lives in mucho-frio-yet-lovely Ottawa, with her award-winning musician inamorato, accompanied by a black Steinway Vertegrand,  a sitar, a banjo, a mandolin, a ukulele, a trumpet, violins, harmonicas, guitars, dozens of paintings and plants, and thousands of books.

Profile photo: Lim in Ottawa, May 2021

Banner image: Lim & the Autumn, October 2021.