Category Archives: Literary

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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My updated reading list

Earlier this year, I compiled a list of the year’s reading up until that point. Since that post in early June, I have normed a further five books (all fiction). I will order the texts from the first to the … Continue reading

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The interpreter of dreams

Have you been dreaming? It’s hard to believe this but even Hannibal Lecter succumbs to the subconscious. Meanwhile, I’ve been dreaming a lot, which is nothing new. The recurrent theme of my dreams in recent months is that I try … Continue reading

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