I am sure I have taken the train with different Mi Jeongs, Gi Jeongs, and Chang Hees, each one looking down at a screen to create their personal bubble amidst the faceless crowd. What does liberation from this ‘quiet desperation of ordinary living’ mean?
Can there be a ‘rural’ way of life in our modern worlds? Perhaps we should be more reflexive about how we live and move and have our being, within the city we find ourselves in.
When I listened to Mona Chalabi’s podcast on the gendered outlook on (in)fertility, I felt the social scientist sense of mission in me come alive. YES! This is what social science is about! While there was a hard-science microbiologist speaking alongside her, it was social science deconstructing and peeling back the layers of cultural assumptionsContinue reading “Critical Realism”
Came across this caption that quite aptly describes the wearied mood of many as they enter into 2022. On my part I have also been wearied in the last quarter of 2021- evidenced from the accumulating blog drafts holding sparks I want to release into the WWB that I have yet to actualise. Contrary toContinue reading “2021, Too?”
Today is Teachers’ Day in Singapore. As a Social Work undergrad, I constantly reassured my concerned mother that teaching would be my ‘backup’ career plan if being a social worker was not sustainable 🤣 (Ah, those days when the profession was still not as established!) Seeing how I ended up in this PhD partly influencedContinue reading “Teachers’ Day; Molding the world”
Summer 🌞 One thing I really like about university life is chunking the year into seasons. This makes looking at the year and goal-setting more manageable, and creates natural moments to take stock. This post is partially meant for social workers (or those in similar professions) who are considering whether to embark on a PhD.Continue reading “Stocktake- PhD Life Updates”
This post will be a mini sharing on the development of theoretical thoughts (i.e. emergent theory) from the interviews thus far. Writing this after a morning of manuscript editing (a painful chore for me) and afternoon of axial coding/diagramming the emergent theory, I can truly see why PhD is also known as ‘Permanent Head Damage’Continue reading ““How we as a community, provide support?””
If you were to write one book in your entire life, what would you write? (Question asked with the assumptions that 1: Most of us never write anything close to a book and 2: A decent book is a crazy task that we might never want to attempt again after the first one). One snugglyContinue reading “The Art and Science of Talking to Yourself”
Every now and then, I would be like doubting Thomas and question the value of the profession I had chosen and hold dear. The social worker identity runs deep in me and so these doubting moments are often uncomfortable. This is compounded by the reality that even as I seek to perceive (noeo) these issues,Continue reading “Unresolved Questions of a Young Social Worker”
If 2020 has felt like a series of punches including big knockout ones, you are not alone. It has become a cliché to say that COVID-19 has transformed the world we live in. At the same time, if you are reading this, you are likely someone with at least the level of privileges that hasContinue reading “COVID- A Silver Lining”