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The Long-Term Outcomes Of Community Service: Youth Contribution And Its Implications For Social Service Research In Singapore

I spoke on the children and youth panel at the CAPT Student Symposium, or CAPTISS, organised by the College of Alice and Peter Tan (CAPT) at the National University of Singapore on Saturday. My sharing was based on my ongoing study on the long-term outcomes of community service, as well as youth contribution and its … Continue reading

Singapore’s Narrative Deficit, And Our Challenge Of Broadening Singapore’s Inequality Discourse

In fact, it can be argued that the ongoing discourse over personal social services and social welfare is also a contestation of narratives: What does it mean to be poor or disadvantaged in Singapore, and what is the lived experience of applying for and receiving government assistance or financial aid? When we turn to our own stories – or familiar anecdotes – for comparison, how do we discern between perceived hard work and good fortune (and where do we get our stories from)? And why has the state characterised its approach through terms like “self-reliance” and “many helping hands”, and what then are the implications? Continue reading

Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?”

A short review of Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. Continue reading

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