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

  • Movie review: Why I was sold by Soul

    I was thrilled to hear that Disney Pixar’s newest animation, Soul, had won the hearts and warmed the soul of the Golden Globe judges, scooping up two awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Original Score, at the Golden Globes.

  • 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.