Four Weeks at AWorks
About my work. I learned a lot during my work. I read many articles about Asperger and I also learned how to operate a web page in the background. You may never know about those skills and knowledge if you don’t try to. Not to mention that you can know how to work with others in such a good environment where everyone is friendly. The most important thing is that you can do something for the people who really need help, and at the same time you can improve yourself by learning new things.
For myself. I am a junior at Shanghai University in China. At Asperger Works, I was lucky enough to meet people who were really good, so I didn’t have any problems in adjusting. So in the process, I could feel some of my constraints were broken–I had a wider horizon.For what I learned in the experience, some valuable points impressed me deeply. I’ll show you some true examples.
First: The importance of value skills. Lawrence, for historical reasons, is a city of immigrants, and there are a lot of Spanish who live here, interestingly many don’t speak English though. Our agency is in a large building, and every now and then some Spanish pass by our agency looking for another agency.
They used to ask for directions and never wanted to know anything about us. I learned a few words in Spanish that day, so I chatted with them in a few words in Spanish and a few words in English that they knew, and that was the day they came to our institution for our business cards. So what I want to talk about is not the importance of learning a foreign language, but if you are going to work in a region for a relatively long time and want to have a lot of opportunities, be sure to understand the necessary and valuable skills that most people neglect. Lawrence, for example, has a particularly large Spanish population, so Spanish is a valuable skill that has been neglected.
Second: a serious work attitude. Eva was a nice lady, and the working environment was very relaxed. But there must be a distinction between work and play. Because of your volunteer work, they ask you to help them, so you have to do a good job. Doing your job well is a respect for others and yourself.
On the first day, Eva and I had a good talk, and we laughed out so loudly and happily. We wore clown red noses together.
We (Adam, Eva, Chiara and I) had dinner together in a Chinese restaurant. The ice cream here was really delicious. Unfortunately, Eva couldn’t eat it, but it was OK because I ate in front of Eva. (Laugh out loudly)
It was Kenny and I in Lawrence Museum. To my surprise, Lawrence was the first place in America where workers went on strike! A lot of things in this museum are touchable. Unfortunately, I seem to have broken a tap. Let’s hope they don’t find out.
Cute Eva and me
I love Boston in winter. Do you think this is a picture downloaded from the Internet? No! We shot this on our cell phones!
Beautiful wall paintings. America has always had great doodles that show colorful lights in the sun. It reminds me of the graffiti next to Asperger Work. It’s a great memory of Eva and me.
I love the beautiful sunshine and white snow in Boston. It was a warm day in Boston, everything was sparkling, the air was clear,
and we saw squirrels clinging to the branches to taste the fresh shoots.