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Getting to know you

Does the title remind you of a song? “Getting to know you… getting to know all about you… getting to like you… getting to know you like me… learning about… day by day” Yup, one of the songs from “King and I”, kind of how I’m feeling during my first 2 to 3 weeks in the United States! And truly, learning can come from every facet of life.
标题是否让你想起一首歌?”Getting to know you… getting to know all about you… getting to like you… getting to know you like me… learning about… day by day” 是的,这来自”King and I”音乐剧中的歌曲之一。感觉可表达在美国2至3个星期的心情。的确,“学习”可从生活中的每个细节着手。
Duck vs Dark
LEARNING #1: Dark vs. Duck
I was handing out chocolates that I brought from Singapore, which are milk, white and dark. Interestingly, dark chocolate always makes me smile as I realised people hear it as “duck chocolate”. My bad =)))
第一堂:黑与鸭
在分发远道而来的新加坡巧克力时(注:巧克力有牛奶,白和黑),黑巧克力总是让我想笑,因为别人听起来以为是“鸭”巧克力。(请以英语发音!)
Holes
LEARNING #2: Puncher anyone? Wait… how many holes are there?
As I approach our team member with an innocent question “could I use the hole puncher?” And the helpful colleague passed on the equipment, only to realise my highly confused look. After a bit of exchange, I realised with much enlightenment that… The US uses 3 holes rather than 2! *revelation*
堂:打洞机在吗?等等。。。此洞非彼洞!
当我不加思索的向同事借打洞机时,对方非常乐意的将机器递给我。此时,我一脸狐疑。。。“这是。。。?”过了短暂的讨论后,我才发现。。。原来美国打洞机是三洞,而非二洞!*恍然大悟*
VisaCTDC
LEARNING #3: You think you know where you’re going to, but you never know where you’d actually end up in.
During my 2 months wait for my visa to the United States, I did lot’s of research on Connecticut (CT). Who’d have guess that within a week or so in CT, the team (including me) decided that it’d be best for the assignment and me to transfer to Washington DC. Believe me, this is the first time in my life settling flight, hotel, airport transfers and apartment viewing appointments in 2 days worth of time. Thanks to the team at Save the Children for supporting me, and making this happen!
And to myself… Welcome to Washington DC!
第三堂:君所策之道,非君将踏之路
在等待签证的两个月里,我花了相当时间研究康涅狄格州(CT)。人算不如天算!在CT的一个星期左右,大伙儿决定为了方便作业和我的饮食起居,把我调到華盛頓特區(DC)。此时,我领悟到人类的”潜在能力“!我可没试过在两天内解决机票,机场接送,饭店,和搜寻出租房屋。感谢救助儿童会的鼎力相助!
对镜子里的我。。。欢迎光临華盛頓特區!
Learning #4: You can never stop learning
Enter the Save the Children intranet, and there’s a wealth of information on the organization. Talk to anyone in the team and you’d realise how much they have going on and the achievements they are striving for. Talk to another Save the Children PULSE volunteer, and you’d learn in one day, the things they took 2 months to grasp.
Let’s see where this path of learning leads me to!
Thanks for reading this blog!
第四堂:学习永无止境
开启救助儿童会的内联网,可参考集团的种种咨询。与同事交谈,可了解他们所拥有的责任和目标。与同为PULSE义工的同时聊天,可于一天中获得她花了两个月所得到的知识。
学习之路将向何方?请拭目以待!
读到这里的你,请让我说声“谢谢”!