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.
 

2019-12-30

Wetson's


My first job was working at Wetson's in Cos Cob, Connecticut flipping burgers during high school.

Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight Sonata is a new HBO documentary about a deaf boy playing the piano, just like Beethoven.

Contemporary Affairs


The Contemporary Affairs high school teacher at Rippowam requires us all to study the Sundays' New York Times, but it's too thick as ain't got the time to read it all, so I bought the thinner Daily News which is full of pictures and takes only a few minutes to read, just enough information to pass a quiz given every Wednesdays.  
Deaf Anthology encourages superintendents to invest in our Deaf youths, involving in newspaper in education programs where every individual Deaf child wakes up in the morning, picking up and reading a newspaper delivered to their dorm rooms. PTA can fund these worthwhile projects.

Tariffs


Trump imposed  150% tariffs on vibranium from Wakanda in the latest round of diplomatic splats over its refusal to recognize his presidency. 

Parasite



A new Korean film, "Parasite," with English subtitles won the Palmed'Or award at Cannes  is getting critics' attention, so check it out.

Friends


Imagine yourself being on the set of the popular sitcom, "Friends" which is now on tour in Boston after a successful stint in New York.

2019-12-29

Marijuana


I signed a petition to legalized marijuana here in the state of Florida, putting the drug cartels out of business, reducing overcrowding in our prisons and using its "sin" taxes to support our public health programs, especially during the opiate crises.  

Cabbage Palmetto


I was asked in a survey if the Cabbage Palmetto should be the official state tree of Florida, I thought it was the palm trees. 

Orlando Dreamers

I will support a major league baseball team team here in Orlando, own a stadium skybox if I can afford it, that's why I been playing the lottery, hoping to hit the jackpot. The guy who bought the NBA into town hopes to the same with our national pastime, baseball, suggesting "Dreamers" as the new team. I think that sounds like a minor league team of hopefuls of making it to the majors Dreamers are somehow connected with Disney, as we already got the Magic, so why not we dedicate the team to our immigrants who achieved the American Dream, rather than the iconic mouse. Also, in my opinion, we should be open to suggestions from the public, I was thinking the "Orlando Snowbirds," to thank honor our tourists escaping the harsh winters up north. It'll also be an excellent promotion and marketing tool to attract the tourists of major league cities to take their vacation whenever their team are in town.

2019-12-16

Obituary

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Just read an obituary in this morning newspaper about my Deaf friend who died crossing the street while it was under construction, a freak accident while not uncommon among us, I also noticed an increase of Deaf fatalities due to texting. I volunteered to be one of the pallbearers and the coffin was very light, wasn't that heavy, obviously. They just had to peel him off from the steamroller, and no charges will be filed against the operator, good riddance!