Category Archives: Literary

‘The 100’

May 2018. This week marks post number one hundred on my site. On this month five years past, I started blogging. Once I regained my voice in August 2016, I tried my best to stick with a weekly posting schedule. … Continue reading

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A tourist’s guide to losing family

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‘Losing family obliges us to find family; not always family that is our blood, but family that can become our blood.’ And if we manage to look beyond what lurks deeply on the horizon, there will be angels ready to … Continue reading

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From Chapter 3

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© 2014 Christopher Ong. All rights reserved.     The night flew by and I then contended with my unwanted free day, setting off to make this productive….   I wasted no time in the repository before starting on the … Continue reading

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Delgado’s demons (an excerpt)

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‘I’m Delgado, and I’m an a….’ Baring your soul in front of a suspect audience may sound so simple. Purging yourself of your inner demons isn’t as easy. As I weigh my next move in a rundown building around Sydney, … Continue reading

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On why I started blogging

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Around five years ago, I created this blog on WordPress. While my posting frequency has mimicked the stock market, I have managed to write over 90 posts, most of them in the last 2 years. Why did I start sharing … Continue reading

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Ang sapat na landas

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We call them eureka moments, days where you have incredible clarity, the turning points of our youth. It was another lifetime ago, in grade school. I was dominating language class, where I produced a short story, numerous Filipino poems, and … Continue reading

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Letter to my sixteen-year-old self

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Dear 16-y.o. Topher,   You are in a different country, in a very different situation. You are idealistic, ambitious, and have time to play basketball. You’ve met hundreds of people so far, from your family and beyond, from high school … Continue reading

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