Sunday, October 25, 2015

KL Performance

I decided last minute to take up the invitation to perform in KL on October 29 and that is, if they still want me. They did!

Yay! So I'll be performing at Gaslight Cafe & Music in KL together with a bunch of other writers who will be doing book signings. Event starts at 8.30 pm.

I'll be launching my first collection of poetry-art bookmarks. Special price for this event only :)

Hope to see you there!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Loose Muse London

London next!

I've just received a mail-out from Loose Muse today which I've already taken a screenshot and attached below.

Angelina Bong
Loose Muse

Are you in London?
Come catch me at The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden on October 14th.

8 pm. :)

Hope to see you there. Come say hi if you do drop by.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

There are so many Fibromites

Wow...Today I realise that there are so many of us Fibro people out there.

I shared my poem 'I wish to Help' published on Image Curve website with Fibromyalgia Awareness facebook page and they posted it on their website. The link is here:

Fibromyalgia Awareness FB page shared the link on their website and within 6 hours, there were 439 shares, 36 comments and 784 people who like it. It makes me cry to know that there are so many people going through Fibro pain and challenges, some on a mild level and some in chronic pain. I am not so alone after all.

I didn't think that so many people could relate to my poem but I was wrong. Since I was diagnosed in 2012, I was often hiding and only recently, I could openly share online that I am a Fibromyalgia patient. However, I am so much better now. Faith, poetry and arts kept me going through my toughest days. Poetry and arts give me a channel to express my pain and turned my pain into something good, at the same time sometimes distract me from pain and depression.

My dear Fibro friends,
If there is something that makes you happy, do it and you will find strength to go through your pain. When it is just too much, take a break and rest. I have to keep reminding myself that although guilt of time wasted drives me up the wall sometimes.

You can get through this.