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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Sep 20, 2019

Yesterday was my one-month anniversary of going to school in NYC! 🗽😱

Although anxiety on financial responsibilities for October is eating me up, I just want to take a moment to celebrate my small win of not just surviving but living in NYC in a balanced manner!

I'm mostly timely on homework; and reading a lot more than when I was in KL, sweeping up new knowledge like it's food, and just learning, learning, learning a whole lot!

But a reality check: I am still fundraising for my second year! If you would like to keep my journey going, please donate a little something to help me along!

I am finding time to work on the vlogs now, so stay tuned! 💪


This is me standing in front of the school campus! The banners say "The New School" and "The New School - Drama".

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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Aug 30, 2019

Sorry I disappeared!

I have just been through packing, moving, flying, more moving, Orientation Week, and I am almost done with my first week of classes!

It is all taking a lot of me, but it is also all very exciting, and I am learning a ton!

Having said that, I am still fundraising for my second year! If you would like to keep my journey going, please donate a little something to help me along!

I will try to get more vlogs out once I am more settled into my routine!

Here's a picture of me in front of The New School University Center on my first day of Orientation!

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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Jul 31, 2019

Now that my visa has been approved, aside from housing and flights (which are getting expensive! 😬) and preparation for the other end, the biggest immediate task to do is actually to move out of my room/residence of six years!

So many things to sort and pack to toss or keep or sell! 😱 Got any unused boxes and/or sorting tips? Send them my way! 😆

Incidentally, sharing a new video this hump day! My audition for The New School of Drama and adventure of the day!

Check it out, and keep this journey going by donating for my second year of study! 🙏



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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Jul 25, 2019

Those who have gone to the US Embassy in KL before, for any sort of visa interview would know that paper I'm holding.

It contains the instructions to collect your passport. Which means...

Yes! 🔥 My student visa has been approved! 😱

The preparation leading up the appointment seemed never-ending, the waiting in line for my turn was long, and the actual interview was only about 5-minute short! I absolutely over-prepared for this, but I think all the time I spent getting all my supporting documents is worth it because I learnt a ton! And also, me being me, better extra than sorry. 😆

Now that this milestone is reached, there are so many things to do moving forward! Housing, flights, immunization, and setting up the installment plan for my school fees! Speaking of which!

Your contributions from this point on are all meant for my second year of studies! Please keep the donations coming to keep my journey alive! 💪🏻🔥

As always, I am open to more ways to raise money, so if you have any leads, send them my way too! 🙏

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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Jul 08, 2019

Yes! 🔥 Things are finally going somewhere! 💪 With a little help from my brother signing as a "sponsor", and after getting new documents from banks to prove the liquidity of my not-so-liquid funds, my I-20 has finally been issued! 🙌

It is now being shipped to KL, and once I get that, I will be able to schedule an interview with the US embassy! 😱

With this milestone, I can proudly say that your contributions will now be rolled over for my second year of studies! Please keep the donations coming, because it would be a shame if I had to leave school without completing my Master's degree!

I am always looking for more ways to raise money, so if you have any leads, send them my way too! 🙏

Also! Take some time, come to my little concert and listen to my show business stories! Especially all the auditions that I braved and failed but learnt a ton from!

I-20 Issued!

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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Jul 03, 2019

If you don't know yet, I am holding a small, intimate little concert to help with my fundraising! It will also be a small farewell show if everything is successful and I am able to fly over to NYC in August! ?

Also, I have gotten new documents from a financial institution to hopefully prove my (family's) financial standing on paper while I keep working on the actual, practical, spendable sum!

So keep the donations coming, online or offline!

And please come to the concert to listen to the stories and songs of my stumbling through 6 years of show business! Bring a friend! Or two!


Timmy's Little Concert!

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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Jun 26, 2019

Today, it really hit me that I really need to do more and move faster if I want to make it to school! So much anxiety but I'm going to use that to fuel me!

Incidentally, sharing a new video this hump day! A "miracle story" of my audition for The Actors Studio Drama School!

Check it out, and keep my little vlog on my MFA journey alive by donating to and sharing the crowdfunding campaign, please! 🙏


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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Jun 21, 2019

I am very lucky that this only happened at the first stage liaising with the school (to obtain the I-20 for the F1 student visa) and not the embassy.

But the story is, because I am feeling anxious and pressed for time on the visa application, I put in everything I have at the moment, got my brother to be my sponsor, and submitted my application to The New School.

But the International Student office rejected it due to insufficient funds! I am trying to find out from them why, but I have a feeling it's because some of the funds are not liquid.

I am now extra anxious because of that. But I'm determined to do more and then try again! 💪🔥

Please keep the donations coming! A little or a lot, it doesn't matter!

Alternatively, if you prefer donating offline, reach out to me and I will let you know how!


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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Jun 12, 2019

After pooling together my financial resources, from mutual funds to EPF to savings to the donations both online and offline, I am now about $12,000 away from qualifying for the student visa!!! 💪

Please keep the donations coming, and reach out to me if you have more ways to raise funds!

Donate, share, and share some more!

Thank you! 🙏


This is me back in January with one of my inspiration, Jeremy Jordan, after his amazing performance in American Son, which is going to be filmed for Netflix with the original Broadway cast! He and his work motivates me to keep working on my craft and fearlessly cross between stage and screen!

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Update posted by Timmy Ong On Jun 11, 2019

Here's Part 2 of my audition adventure in New York City! 🗽 This covers my audition for Columbia University and DePaul University!

Be sure to subscribe to follow the rest of the series!


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All the best Timmy in getting to the New School. I did a summer program there in acting, film making and directing! Wonderful to be in the heart of the Village. You have the talent and drive to do great things!

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You got this Timmy!! So much has happened for you since our BITS day, hope you’ll soar higher! Don’t forget me ya if you make it to Broadway hahaha. 😘😘 - Lolo

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Timmy! Here’s a small amount though it probably can’t help much. You’ve been moving on so much with life to the place that you wanna be at and it’s just gonna be greater paths and challenges ahead. Just wanna let you know your courage and perseverance is kicking ass and I wish you all the best!

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Timmy, all the very best!! I look forward to seeing you perform someday :)

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