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?
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”
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”
Hello! Can you believe we are reaching the end of 2020? 😦 This is a year that no one expects you to achieve anything, so I’d believe that it’s okay that SWE has been left dormant for longer than expected. (I know I kind of said that I’d be posting more of my reflections fromContinue reading “Is Racism Prevalent in Singapore?”
Slightly more than 3 months into Social Working, Everything (SWE), I realised I haven’t wrote about why this academic-personal blog exists. I kind of alluded to it in the Hello! page, but thought it would be cool to pen this down, even if it is just for myself to remember why I started on thisContinue reading “How This SWE Blog Came to Be”