Recently, if any of you have peeled your attention to the
television like me, may have come across a revamp version of a music video
titled, “Home”, written by Dick Lee and originally performed by Kit Chan.
Something about the music had the cogwheels in my mind churning, the warm
feeling in my heart blossoming, not just the patriotic emotions that it has
invoked within me but the notion that there is no place better than home. Or,
what exactly, is this concept of home?
An 8-year retrospective study (Lee, Lee, Pathy and Chan
2005) that looked at the clinical representation of individuals with anorexia
nervosa in Singapore identified that majority of individuals were female
students with a mean age of 17.6 years. This profile is very much similar to
that reported in western literature. Moreover, it is a period where youths are
subjected to an influx of societal pressures from commercials, print media and
TV programmes that seem to promote beauty through being thin or “thin is