this is normal

Another day at the intricate subway system of Japan, people were cramming against each other like sardines and some were taking the opportunities to satisfy their carnal desires but most of them were rushing to work or school. This is how Japan flows. I was still very new to the modus operandi as I justContinue reading “this is normal”

Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffrey Lieberman & Ogi Ogas (Book Review)

An interesting insight of the annals of psychology. This book dwell deep into the history of the doctors for mental illness, minute and detailed story line-up that explains how this industry had been stigmatized and now being one of the frontiers in keeping the health of our mind in check. Before the 2000s-ish epoch, mostContinue reading “Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffrey Lieberman & Ogi Ogas (Book Review)”

Trichotillomania

This is something that I recently found out, and to be honest, I never knew this is a disease of the mind, the stigmatized term of the contempo society- a mental illness. Trichotillomania (TTM) is the recurrent pulling of one’s hair, resulting in hair loss. It is a close cousin of dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking),Continue reading “Trichotillomania”

Too Good To Be True

The tinge of the russet skies dawned the book store at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. I realised that I was there for almost the whole day, indulging myself in the new-found love for suspense romance stories, oblivion to the rustlings of my surroundings. Strands of my hair draped across my eyes, I attempted toContinue reading “Too Good To Be True”

You Are Not The Only One

Tears were rolling down my cheeks, reflected resplendently upon my blighted soul, transpiring the depths of my layered protective feelings. Encapsulated in those thick layers, there was I, buried deep down. Cocooned in myself, crying by myself, leaving tears where no one could possibly know. Those layers were just a facade, a cover-up, a sugar-coatContinue reading “You Are Not The Only One”

Avoid At All Costs!

As you are walking down a dark alley, alone, in the dark cold nights where the street lights were flickering, you sensed a malevolent presence near you. Discomfort surged through your veins, fight-and-flight ready, your hands reached down into your purse for the pepper spray, your only defense. Seeing the shadow coruscated across the projection from theContinue reading “Avoid At All Costs!”

schIzOphreniA

Beep. Beep. Beep. A rudimentary morning, routine clean-up to be done. My mind was still groggy, not a single noise was interrupting yet with these quiet wee hours after a peaceful sleep. I got up, running auto-pilot, got myself cleaned up and made a cup of morning joe. A distorted voice muffled into my head asContinue reading “schIzOphreniA”

Lepers

12 is the age for childhood to end and taking flight into the adolescent years, but not for this Makcik. Her hometown was in Kelantan, near the seas. She was a gung-ho for the seas and catching fishes, but everything changed since leprosy hit, she was 12. Her subcutaneous layer was tearing apart, her skinContinue reading “Lepers”

When We Were Young

I was sitting by the tarred ground, a bottle in my hand, sober and tired with reality. My vision was twirling in fantastic patterns, the alcohol was working wonders on me, making a temporal escape for me. The streets lights were shining down on me, tainting my view with a faint orange in the darkContinue reading “When We Were Young”