Former A*Star scholar Ouyang Xiangyu gets 3 years' probation for poisoning lab mates.

She placed paraformaldehyde, a substance use for embalming, into the water bottles of her lab mates and her own.

Her prestigious scholarship in 2013 for outstanding performance as an undergrad in Imperial College London has been revoke and she's no longer a scholar with A*STAR in Stanford University.

Why does a normal person has to commit crime or a deviance?

According to Hirschi's Social Bond Control theory, the more an individual socialized, the less likely the person will commit a deviance or crime due to the informal peer pressure involved.

Strong social bond brings out Affection, Attachment, Commitment & Involvement. It'll lower chances of deviance & crime.

In Psychology & Sociology, there is this endless debate of NATURE versus NURTURE.

Naturally, we are born with certain characteristics & personalities due to the DNA set that we carry. In the Nurture process, you bring out or oppress some of it.

This in turn will form our behavior, our worldview, our attitude & how we handle stuff.

Merton's Anomie Strain theory shows that STRAIN is another reason why individual commits deviance or crime.

When the gap between aspiration and opportunity for realizing aspiration are wide, this gap will create strain which in turns pushed for deviance responses as a quick solution to reach their goals.

Instead of the 2-8 years prison sentence, she was on 3 years probation and suffered an expel from Stanford.

IF someone notice her depression & stress in her aloofness, she won't go about doing what she did because of the social bond that she will experience.

Again, this shows how much attention this society is giving to the mental illness world.

I was at a dinner with a close group of friends where 3/8 of them are counsellors. We talked about which VWOs or who I'll love to work. They prepared me for the heart breaks that I'll see and they assured me that I'll want to bring EVERY victim home and I'll want to slap EVERY offender. I love to hang out with them because we share the passion for the same things and our heart breaks for the same issue.

IF only mental illness & abuse is not that much of a taboo.

I've visited IMH on a voluntary basis and it's not as bad as what people seen it to be.

Imagine you can't control hearing auditory hallucinations and even when you try to chop off your ears, they won't go away because the hallucinations are happening in your brain and not thru the senses.

Parents who have children who are mentally challenged finds it worrying about their future. What if one day they are no longer around, who takes care of their child?

I've heard enough stories from another close friend who is the VP for a mentally challenged school.


πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”: My mood

On to happier stuff. I guess the lack of sleep from Bangkok with the flight delay attributed to πŸ’” too.

DW watch finally reached me. I need to apologize to the poor courier guy because I was overseas and he tried to redeliver twice and there's no way I can contact him. I managed to receive it last night & I said Sorrie.

The black watch face is a new collection from them which will be available for purchase from 1st October onwards. They have a series of bangles too.

My soup from https://hotsoup.sg reached me too. Big man is more excited than I am on this collaboration.

We chose Mushroom soup & Clam Chowder soup. Going to cook this on Monday and I hope it'll be good.

You can quote <KOBEMANDALOGY21> to enjoy discount.

50% done with my assignment but I'm not in the mood to continue doing. Going to burn midnight oil over the weekends in the midst of all the busy-ness over this weekend.

Can't wait to submit my last assignment.


I need to submit a 5000 essay in order to graduate from Law & Order 😭.

For more than a day, the 7-year-old girl had been trying to wake her parents.

Dutifully, she got dressed in their apartment outside Pittsburgh on Monday morning and went to school, keeping her worries to herself. But on the bus ride home, McKeesport, Pa., police say, she told the driver she’d been unable to rouse the adults in her house.

Inside the home, authorities found the bodies of Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, dead of suspected drug overdoses, according to police.

Courex delivered this top today too.

I prefer it to be tucked in. Keeping this #LoveBonito top.

Beautiful sunset from the living room!

#OOTD in #Fashmob romper because I didn't managed to capture any nice ones in BKK. Love babydoll!!

Big man brought me for this yummie chicken rice before cg. So nice and the soup tasted really good. It's one of those places that he used to hang around during school days.

#dayrefatties #dayrefoodie

β€œBut He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, β€œTeacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, β€œPeace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, β€œWhy are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?””
Mark‬ ‭4:38-40‬;

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