Things I Learnt From my Ongoing War with PTSD, et al.

I decided to publish this early, making this weekend 2 posts this week! Take it as a comeback gift to all of you readers who have stayed with me. I truly appreciate your readership, even though usually there are few commenters. Also because World Mental Health Day was just three days ago, this sort of…

And.. You’re Blocked.

Hello everyone! Thanks for not unfollowing me in my two months of inactivity. This is not one of those posts I’ve been planning for a long time, but one I just came up with because I wanted to interact somehow with alL of you again. As anyone who has mental health issues would know, one’s…

Visual and auditory involuntary coping mechanisms

For the symptoms which interfere with quality of life, we take medication. For the rest of it we just have to learn to live in harmony with our own minds, even if our minds have gone down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. It seems my brain has come up with it’s own coping mechanisms for…

The Different Narratives of Depression

Just last week, news broke out among the K-Pop fandom that SHINee’s lead singer Kim Jong Hyun was found dead in his Gangnam apartment as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Prior to his suicide, he was struggling with severe depression. Coal briquettes in a frying pan was found in his apartment. He is the…

My Take on Makeup

I started putting on makeup at about age 11. I was in my mother’s bedroom’s attached toilet, and had been having secret rendezvous with her makeup powder palette for the past week. I remember them being bright colours, pink for the cheeks and colours such as green? Orange-y shades? For the eyes. It was the…