We bring you real-life stories and heartfelt experiences from one of Singapore’s lesser-known and more enigmatic communities. From teens to young adults, representing numerous countries, and from various backgrounds, join Emma for a lively and insightful journey into the unique life of homeschoolers in Singapore.
Catch the all-new all episodes on Spotify every month with highlights from each episode on YouTube every week.
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I Am Actually Not Okay
Digging deep into her past, Bronwyn opens up to Emma and shares sincerely about her struggle with mental health, what caused it, and how the people around have been helping her get back up onto her feet. We eat well, exercise often, and visit the doctor to ensure our bodies are healthy and our mental health shouldn't be any different. Hence Bronwyn will also be sharing about the activities that have helped her to remain calm during periods of stress. It's okay to tell people around you that you are actually not okay, and so The Socially Awkward Podcast has created a handy guide that will contain more essential information about mental health, whether it's for yourself or so that you can help a loved one. This guide will be released on our Instagram page so keep a look out for it there!
What JC Taught Me About Failure
Pressure. Keeping up with classmates around you. New environments. Ihsan and Emma talk about how being homeschooled prepared him for public school, and what making the transition to JC was like. Ihsan also breaks the stigma about being retained and opens up about how it has made him even stronger.
Dismounting The Pommel Horse
At one point in your life or another, you probably would have aspired to be a professional athlete; to stand under the lights, with a medal around your neck, and hear the crowds shouting your name. Ethan, a former national gymnast used to live that life; in this episode, he reveals the sacrifices and challenges behind the lights and the medals. Join Emma and Ethan to hear about how he coped with the mental stress, why he chose to leave competitive gymnastics, and how the new direction he is pursuing in life brings him meaning.
Faith, Family and Intentionality
Pollyanna's family turns heads. In Singapore where 1 or 2 children is the norm, Pollyanna's parents have a whopping 7 children! Despite being so big, they're still not exempt from the normal problems and situations that are common to most households, however they do have some pretty unique challenges of their own. Join Emma as she talks to Pollyanna about the dynamics between her siblings, self-care time, and the major role faith plays in their lives.
Where Are You From? Yes.
In this episode, Emma talks with Ethan a fellow third-culture kid, about their experiences growing up overseas and reintegrating back into Singapore society. Join them as they ramble on about everything from identity, dogs, and finding your place in community.
In this episode of The Socially Awkward Podcast, Emma talks with John, homeschool alumni and producer of the podcast, about how you can stay productive even if you're working or studying from home. With their array of study techniques, useful resources, practical advice, and John's crackhead periodic table mnemonics, you'll find out how to dangle your own carrot and blaze through your day in no time.