Michele Ong

Press Service International

Michele Ong currently works as a writer for a Christian non-profit organisation. She believes in the power of the written word, and the impact it has on lives. In her spare time, she can be found trying to put together a decent meal, or pretending to be an elite swimmer in the pools. For more of Michele’s articles look here: https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/michele-ong.html

  • Getting married need not be a #lifegoal

    Wedding and engagement announcements dominate my social media feeds, and I am starting to feel left out.

  • Christmas can be a time of loneliness

    The Christmas season sometimes feels like an incredibly lonely one for me, and listening in on other people’s exciting holiday plans makes things worse.

  • Encourage someone today!

    I was ready to say hello to my Creator when I recently went swimming in the open water for my inaugural 500 metre beach swim.

  • Show love, show extreme hospitality

    I was treated like rock royalty on my recent holiday to Singapore and Malaysia. Everyone was at my beck and call, eager to take my sister and me around for a tour of town.

  • When I found the missing piece to success

    Sometime ago, I started mulling over the meaning of success.

  • What can we do about our hypocrisy?

    “I can’t believe she’s having sex with him. I mean, she attends church. I don’t get it,” my friend said, puzzled.

  • 5 Steps to be free of financial woes

    My dad was a banker and he loved to dole out financial advice, such as “buy what you need”, “don’t spend more than you have to” and “save for a rainy day”. For him, financial independence was about having enough in your bank account so you could stand on your own two feet.

  • How to get over a breakup

    My boyfriend broke up with me in the last week of the last term of journalism school and it was ugly. I received his text message on a Sunday evening, and I spent a better part of the night crying over the phone to my best friend. The tears flowed long after the goodnights were exchanged.

  • Is it possible to resist sex in this day and age?

    I’m a real prude when it comes to sex, and my belief hasn’t come without costs.

  • Me and my first world problems

    I was leading the high life in one of the world’s coolest cities.