Although Americans tourists are banned from entering the country, I went under the journalism category.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible  (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.
 
May 4: Florida DeafNation Expo 

2018-09-19

America Got Talent


The America Got Talent finals are over, a magician, Shin Lim, who invested a dollar on a deck of cards,just won a million dollar and gets to have his own show  in Las Vegas, perhaps temporarily stealing the spotlight away from  Penn & Teller. Really I rather see Deaf magician Matt Morgan right up there on stage. Anyway, does  anyone remembers Mandy Harvey, the Deaf singer, playing the ukulele, who became famous on American Got Talent (AGT) when one of the judges, Simon Cowell hits the "Golden Buzzer," sending her to the finals in Las Vegas last year. Mandy lives near me in the next town, still performing gigs, recently here in Celebration, Florida. Where is David Copperfield, probably still trying to figure out how to make the moon disappear from the night skies. There is a lot of Deaf talents out there, they should go out to one of these auditions across the country, NBC invites me to do a behind the scene taping of where it all start, competition is tough and only a few are chosen for the next level. Even if you don't make it through, at least you enjoy the experiences. 

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