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Sometimes, when Mr Wayne Kee (left) engaged in rituals such as opening and closing the fridge door for hours, he got tired and asked his mother, Ms Evelyn Chng, to do it for him.
Sometimes, when Mr Wayne Kee (left) engaged in rituals such as opening and closing the fridge door for hours, he got tired and asked his mother, Ms Evelyn Chng, to do it for him.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Vera, a 19-year-old undergraduate, used to have a fixation with getting her handwriting neat and "perfect". She used to stay up late at night to rewrite her notes so that they would meet her expectations.
Vera, a 19-year-old undergraduate, used to have a fixation with getting her handwriting neat and "perfect". She used to stay up late at night to rewrite her notes so that they would meet her expectations.ST PHOTO: VENESSA LEE

SINGAPORE - Two years ago, when Vera was in her first year of junior college, she had problems taking notes.

She would rewrite them repeatedly to ensure that her handwriting was neat and "perfect", using copious amounts of correction tape.

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