I had been enjoying this book Hard at Work: Life in Singapore. It is the work of Gerard Sasges, an associate professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. As part of a collaborative project between 2014 and 2017, almost 100 students interviewed 300 people from all walks of life. However, only 60 interview were eventually selected for the book. I really like the book, it made me pondered about different job. I love how the interviews were transcribed and edited into a first-person stye. Whenever I read an interview, it felt like the person is talking directly to me, sharing with me, his/her thoughts, experiences, hopes and challenges. Even though the interviews had been transcribed into English, I applauded the effort to keep all the Singlish used. It makes all the interviews so close at heart. Through the dialect used and view point of world, I came to understand my parents generation and the earlier generation even more. I do
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