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  1. All I Learned While Working Is That NT People Are So Complicated

    Hi. For the last two weeks, I've been a trainee at a psychiatric. As I mentioned in my last blog, I had to take care of a whole unit of patients managed by a nursery assistant who taught me. As they changed shifts, I had three different coworkers. And luckily they all were really nice and helped me in everything I could. However, I noticed difficulties I faced that wouldn't be even considered by NT people. And which I constantly masked to do a good job. When I woke them up, I couldn't...
  2. The Challenges of Balancing a Bike

    Most people start walking, jumping, running, skipping, and learning to control posture and balance naturally. However, riding and balancing a bike was not an easy case for me. I could not simply balance the bike. I fell even when I was using training wheels or stabilisers. The balancing and coordination failure did not stop me from riding a bike. I encountered many challenges with balancing and had to learn different balancing criteria. I practised finding the equilibrium and the concept of...
  3. The Best Educational System

    The best educational system opened the door to navigate my learning journey. I was born extremely premature and had many developmental delays. Autism did not stop me from attending mainstream education in school. The path was with twists and turns; I was placed in County School for two months in a preschool setting. In the school, the principal recognised my potential and transferred me to a public school in a mainstream education setting in kindergarten. In a mainstream education setting, I...
  4. To Save the Last: As the Lollop Rages

    When the Lollop Rages Death of a storied star, gravity enthralls one and all, and a battle standard, a bunny born in total free fall chasing the face of ignorance and gluttonous greed the Left Hand of the No Man, a Wendigo set free. For Lollop had seen him lost, Echo’s boundless Lore trying to save his boy, as Death, Echo had to implore. Far and away by the byway of that golden moongale, for the Bone Garden the Great Ripple Gannet sailed. And on the freshened mistral currents, a howl...
  5. To Save the Last: A Parable of Echo and Lore (continued)

    By Way of the Riptide Ripple Ripples reared as the riptide roared and with it, a Gannet soared. Traveller the Last Great Ripple Gannet, skimmed the ebon shore. Fennec, amber eyes alight, saw the white Traveller’s huge wings— Tock, tick—Echo felt the shift, the tidal clock’s pendulum swing. Traveller wheeled from the hemlock shore and gathered height. Waves matched wing strokes as the Gannet chased the starlight. In the lee of the Pelicans’ flight, Traveller closed hard and fast— And with...
  6. To Save the Last: A Parable of Echo and Lore

    Catch the Last: A Tale of Echo and Lore Racing roughshod along the hemlock shrouded shore, he came, a sloe eyed boy, elusive and mysterious as his oft repeated name. Echo, astride the fabled tocking Lore, gambling along that shore when first they heard it, an echo, the whisper of a wounded lore. Knee pressed into ribs of brass, Echo made for the gloamy wood. Dense and deep, delving through the trees as fast as they could. Looming through the gloom, countless secrets the shadows keep,...
  7. I Can't Carry This Anymore

    Hi. The context of my situation is that I'm doing the final module of my course and it's practical training. My shift is 7 hours long every week day until June 30th. During these hours I have to wake up 16 patients, bath some of them, do beds, put breakfasts, give medication, clean the dishes, go for the laundry, prepare the clothes and distribute it, put lunch, give medication, clean the dishes and write down all the incidents that could happen along the shift. Plus, check up their...
  8. When Clouds Cry

    When Clouds Cry When clouds cry, People become sad, When clouds cry, Streets are empty and the floor, water holds up. When clouds cry, People are mad. Complains and curses fill their body, If clouds cry. But did someone ask the clouds why they cry? Why they are so sad, If they’re free across the sky. Nobody cared about them and they still complain! When clouds cry, More lively the nature becomes. Birds drink water right off, And air, clean turns. When clouds cry, Rainbow says hi, Wind helps...
  9. Can the world function without numbers?

    Can the world function without numbers? Being a high-functioning Autistic, I have a special bond with numbers. I have a memory talent to convert the temperature units from Celsius to Fahrenheit and vice versa. I discovered this special talent in my 7th grade or Year 8 science class. Without using a calculator or conversion formula, I can convert the units in the blink of an eye without doing any calculations. Also, I feel that music is a set of numbers arranged in a pattern. Music is a...
  10. Stupid

    I don't want to burden others with my depression any longer. I picture my friends, at home, having a good time, doing their own thing. But then a text from me comes in, and it is just despair. They say they don't mind, they say it is okay. But it doesn't feel okay. It has been a 4+ year battle with depression and I feel that my friends are exasperated with me. Truth is there is nothing they could really say to me to fix things, this is all on me (and my therapist and doctor). I am not good...
  11. My Educational Journey

    I was born extremely premature (24 weeks). At birth, I only weighed 720 grams and I was only 33 centimetres or 13 inches long. The healthcare workers taught me to breathe, talk, walk and speak. When I was in my mom’s (mum's) womb, the chances of my survival were slim. As I was eager to see the world, I took a chance to be born before my due time. I was blue due to lack of oxygen. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) crew was right there to receive me and took me to the incubator that was...
  12. I'll Wait For You

    I’ll Wait For You I’ll wait for you until you return to my side. I’ll wait for you until I give my last breath. I’ll wait for you sitting there, Watching toward the garden where we met for last time. I’ll wait for you until it won’t on the mountains snow. I’ll wait for you until all waters will dry. I’ll wait for you until the day sky will fall. And until the day earth will break apart. I’ll wait for you with the hope That if you remember me, The same need of finding me instantly, Will grow...
  13. The Leyend Of The Moon

    The Leyend Of The Moon Among majestic mountains that frightened passersby, Among thick forests that blurred paths, Among riversides that the bridge hugged, The wind dragged, Its shadows with its story, Along with its painful memories. A knot with their hands and an adventure within their gazes, None of them dared to pronounce the farewell. Spilling happiness across his crystalline skin, Bitterness in the depths of his soul remained. When who a sword carried on his back, Dropped that grip...
  14. Beat the Odds to Survive

    The most significant challenge was being born extremely premature and beating the odds to survive. After my birth, I stayed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to gain weight and overcome developmental growth in the incubator that was my first crib. The period was tense for my parents, but they supported me to reduce difficulties and exposed me to many activities to gain skills and confidence. I see the world through my high-power eyeglasses after several surgeries. To overcome my...
  15. Burn And Reborn

    Burn And Reborn Like the leaf that fell from the tree, Like the raindrop that fell from the sky, Like the river that descended until the sea, Not waking up, it fell from its dream. It became that leaf that withered, That raindrop that’s dried by wind, That river that merges with infinite tide, That no one, that nothing. The flower in its heart stopped breathing, The vast grassland that surrounded it, Turned into a dark spiral, Suffocating, killing it. Murdered, claimed for revenge, For it...
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