Should I Kill Myself or Have a Cup of Coffee?

Exactly a year ago today, I turned 25 and I celebrated my birthday by sitting alone on a patio of The Book Cafe in Singapore – utterly depressed, exhausted, and drenched with sweat from the humid Singapore air and my anxiety. I sat there for hours to write the very first blog post where I acknowledged my […]

India: 7 Hari Untuk Selamanya

Setelah lama absen jalan-jalan dengan Mamak akhirnya saya berkesempatan lagi untuk ikutan open trip kesukaan beliau. Kali ini tujuannya adalah negara yang sama sekali tidak pernah menjadi traveling bucket list saya: India. Ada banyak alasan kenapa saya tidak berminat mengunjungi India; mulai dari berbagai tulisan tentang pengalaman yang ‘aneh aneh’ di India sampai dengan alasan keselamatan sekaligus cerita cerita dari […]

Cont;nue – One Year with a Black Dog

“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.”  In less than 48 hours, I’ll say goodbye to one of the hardest years I’ve been through in the 25 years of living my life. These past 12 […]

How I Try to Cope with My Depression by Celebrating Small Wins

As I resort to celebrate the small wins in my daily life, I begin once again to find joy in the mundane. Afterall, waking up, taking shower, having breakfast, meeting a friend is a series of ordinary things that I don’t think of celebrating before. But, it definitely helps to anchor me to the present, whereas before, I was stuck in the future planning of something grander that I forget, being able to live, breathe, surrounded by people who you love and who love you are something joyful.