Mental illnesses are hard to detect - one must be extremely attentive to the little details in order to do so. Precisely because there is no set of objective symptoms, the ignorance towards all issues related to mental illness is alarming.
As a university student, you find yourself constantly performing a balancing act - from assignments to extracurricular activities to revising for your exams. You wear a smile on your face, but deep down you know that you are tired and stressed out. Little things can trigger a volcano eruption from the inside, effortlessly. You wake up in the morning, study, sleep; and the process repeats itself automatically as if you were programmed to do so forevermore. We are so often caught up in this hustle and bustle of life. How often do we stop and pay our full attention to the things around us? When was the last time we tuned in to our bodies, our minds, and our emotions?
Written by Samantha Chang In the age of hipsters and Keala Settle's catchy new hit, we won’t be running out of reminders for us to be true to ourselves anytime soon. The idea is not a novel one: from Nietzsche to Camp Rock, the message has been reiterated throughout the ages - and... Continue Reading →
Source: Tumblr Written by Chua Jia Ying Two weeks into my semester break in November, I started going through an awfully repetitive routine each day. Eventually, being the hyperactive energizer bunny that I am, I was bored out of my brains (I cleaned the entire house, twice) and in desperate need of a change... Continue Reading →
Image Source Written by Clara Lai Regardless of race, gender, nationality and all the other labels that have come to divide us, it is undeniable that all of us in this world share a common experience linking us all together - love. Love is what humanises humans and paints colours in a monochrome world;... Continue Reading →
Written by Natasha Effendy Dear me, Let’s face it. 2017 was half-crappy. You went through so much crap: social paranoia, strong insecurities/second-thinking, emotionally turbulent mood swings, moments when you hated yourself, when you thought it was futile, when you got hurt in every way, when you thought you weren’t good enough etc. You... Continue Reading →
Photo Credits Written by Chloe Gan It’s finally 2018! As it always is with every New Year, most of us are struck with the sense of how quickly another year has passed us by. Suddenly, all of us are scrambling to set resolutions and personal goals for ourselves to achieve, in the hopes that... Continue Reading →
By Clara Lai and Chua Jia Ying Read and learn. When you are in college or university, with one assignment coming after the other in rapid succession, reading is the very last thing you’d want to do. But - just hear us out - reading is to the mind what exercise is to the... Continue Reading →
By Chloe Gee Exam season is just around the corner, if not, already in full swing; and for those of you who are struggling to get started on the necessary preparations, fret not! Here are 5 simple study tips to help ease you onto the right track. PLAN AND MANAGE The first step... Continue Reading →