Teachers’ Day; Molding the world

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”

Stocktake- PhD Life Updates

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”

The Art and Science of Talking to Yourself

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”

Unresolved Questions of a Young Social Worker

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”

Is Racism Prevalent in Singapore?

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?”

How This SWE Blog Came to Be

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”