"I'm a neat freak"

Photo Essay (2018)

'I started to realize something different about me when I turned 13' - says Andie Chu, who has lived with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) for six years, and now is also facing major depression.

OCD has caused him to be obsessed with the thought of sanitariness. He has a compulsive cleaning routine every morning, start with doing the vacuuming. After that, he sweeps the floor and wipes the cutlery set. It usually takes about 4 hours to finish as Andie is very meticulous about his tidying. 'I know I’m like a neat freak but I just can’t stop. Once I stop doing these, so many demanding thoughts would come to my mind, make me exhausted!' - Andie sighed.