My name is Charles Chi-tat Ng. I am an Asian male of average build.
I was born December 24th 1960 and raised
in Hong Kong in a traditional Chinese family,
but have spent the majority of my adult life in North America.
I graduated from high school in England.
I have never been married and have no children.
I have travelled to many countries and have been exposed to many cultures. My remaining
immediate family members reside outside the United States and I am currently the only Chinese
prisoner on California's Death Row at San Quentin Prison. My case, from inception to verdict,
has been both a travesty and outrage of mistreatments and miscarriage of justice.
Because of these and other reasons,
I constantly feel misplaced, sad and
lonely - like a dolphin caught inside a tuna net.
I am writing because I am interested in
seeking sincere friendship through correspondence and
visiting with someone I can build an enduring and meaningful companionship with - someone with
whom I can share good times, bad times, life, thoughts, feelings, experiences and passions from
this dark hole of humanity.
Out in the free world I enjoyed such things
as reading, learning new subjects,
martial arts, movies, travelling, cooking, outdoor adventures such as mountain hiking / climbing, scuba diving
and serving as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps.
Throughout my life I have refrained from unhealthy habits such as smoking, drinking and recreational drug uses.
During my incarceration I enjoy such things
as origami, spirituality, self-study,
exercises, writing, reading
and drawing. I am a self-taught artist who loves animals and strive to express artistically with an improvisational
approach in whatever medium available to me.
I always feel a special kinship in my
struggle for survival as those faced by the endangered animals
I depict in my artwork. To me, art is a universal emotional expression of all cultures, and wildlife art a
spiritual reference for all things wild and free; and a way for me to immortalize my love and intimacy to
those who are dear and special to me.
Personality wise, I am quiet, shy, open-minded,
down to Earth, loyal, thoughtful,
dependent and sentimental,
but can be wayward, overly trusting and pessimistic at times.
Life is fleeting and my fate is at best
uncertain. Therefore I desire to hear from new friends and reconnect with
people who had touched my life and heart in the past, but with whom I have lost touch due to circumstances
beyond my control.
I would be most grateful to be able to
share the precious time I have left in this world with honest, open-minded
and good-hearted people who understand and empathize with injustices, sufferings, my struggle, my visions
and yearnings, and who may be able and willing to lend helping hands along the way.
In order to try and
raise money for my day to day items and additional art materials I would be prepared
a small number of prints of any of my featured drawings.
Thank you for your attention and I look forward to hearing from you.
You can reach me at the following address:
Charles Ng, P- 46001,
San Quentin State Prison,
San Quentin, CA
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