Category Archives: Literary

The mum post

Over the past few years, there has been at least one occasion on my blog where I paused and paid tribute to all the indispensable mums out there. I thought the time was right for an encore, today being Mother’s … Continue reading

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Authors’ bazaar

Some of us love the thrill of a new author, while others flourish in the tried and tested. I tend to be both of these, although I lean towards the latter. Over the past year, I’ve been consumed with Michael … Continue reading

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Hindi ako nakapag-post nung isang linggo. Nagsimula akong makibaka sa sipon at kinailangang i-shutdown yung buong linggo. Buti na lang at di lumala: sore throat lang, stuffy nose, at kaunting sipon. Ipapamahagi ko ngayon ang karanasan nang ako’y nasa Year … Continue reading

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The Hailstorm before Christmas

© Christopher Ong 2018. All Rights Reserved.   T’was the week before Christmas, when all through the town Not a raindrop was letting, not even past sundown; The houses were pelted and the cars on the ground My! Were they … Continue reading

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9/11: an artefact

    This is a letter I penned to then-US President George W. Bush as part of a class activity ages ago. 9/11 had just shocked the world, and the terrorists braced for the full might of the US military. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2018

Different countries, different celebrations for Dads. In some countries, including the U.S. and Philippines, this falls on the third Sunday of June. In parts of Oceania, including Australia and New Zealand, Father’s Day this year falls on the first Sunday … Continue reading

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Buwan ng Wika

  Agosto. Para sa mga mag-aaral sa Pinas, nagaganap na ngayon an Buwan ng Wika. Kahit matagal din akong nakisali doon, hindi ko ito napusoan. Nainis ako sa walang tigil na praktis para maging numero uno sa pasiklaban. Hindi sapat … Continue reading

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‘The Kindness of Strangers’

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Mag-iisang taon na nang huli akong nag-post sa Pilipino. Bihira ako magsulat sa Tagalog, kaya parating na ang nosebleed lol. Samantala, may ibabahagi akong sitwasyon na naganap kahapon. Pumunta ako sa silid aralan upang kunin yung pina-hold kong libro. Ikatlong … Continue reading

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‘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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