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”