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.
 

2020-02-24

Zamboni

Zamboni driver David Ayres who never played in the NHL was told to suit up, replacing their injured goalie. 

Orlando SeaWolves

Join us this weekend as the Orlando Seawolves takes on the Cal Turlock Express tickets are FREE join type in the promotional code: "SOCCER" on their Ticketmaster website, fees may apply. I'll pick up my tickets at the Will Call, see you there!

2020-02-21

Google ASL Support

If you need to contact Google, they got Deaf technicians on their staff that will assist you in ASL. that's great!

Impact

We often makes decisions that impact us all, but unfortunately the Deaf not in the equation.

Bean Town

In Boston, Parents were surprised that their whole neighborhood learns ASL after their daughter were born Deaf

Solidarity


This month African-Americans share their heritage and that also includes those who are Deaf

Maxxie and Lia

Maxxie and Lia share their experiences being Deaf using ASL.

Joy

A Deaf boy, with Down Syndrome met "Joy" and was delighted that the Disney character from "Inside Out"  can signs.

2020-02-20

UHF-VHF

Orlando area TV stations:

 WESH NBC Channel 6 is the only VHF channel in the Orlando market, that's why your digital television not picking up the signals despite your efforts in rescaning it. We should file a complaint and demand that they switch to UHF so we can get all the major networks in our area. 

Call SignVirtual ChannelReal Broadcast Channel
WKCF18UHF 17
WUCF24UHF 23
WOFL35UHF 22
WRBW65UHF 41
WFTV9UHF 39
WKMG6UHF 26
WESH2VHF 11
WDSC15UHF 33
WEFS68UHF 30
WHLV52UHF 51
WACX55UHF 40
WVEN43UHF 43
WRDQ27UHF 27
WOPX56UHF 48
WTMOUHF 31
WHDOUHF 38
WOTF26UHF 49

2020-02-18

Winter Springs

A Flash Mob from Winter Springs High School on the mall, maybe this video will go viral.

Marching Forward

There is an interesting documentary, Marching Forward, I hope to see soon about two high school marching bands from Orlando at the New York World's Fair. One is white from Edgewater and the other is from the black Jones high school in the segregated south. My left Deaf brother, a New York Times linotypist took me to the fair. The trailer is not closed-captioned so I will ask for an ASL interpreter at their next presentation. I was a former member of the New York World'Fair Historical Society at the Queens Museum. 

Golfball

A Deaf Golfer was taken to an emergency room to remove a golf ball that he accidentally swallowed after being hit. 

2020-02-17

CamPah

Deaf teenagers are having a great time skiing over the weekends in the mountains of Oregon.

Campaign Interpreters

  • Sanders: $23,302.65
  • Booker: $10,798.81
  • Warren: $5,550.64
  • Harris: $5,099.6
  • Buttigieg: $4,530.08
  • Biden: $1,895
  • Yang: $1,712.48
  • Steyer: $670.28
  • O'Rourke: $544.9
  • Williamson: $110

You can go to FEC  (Federal Election Commission) website to see how much the Presidential campaign are spending for interpreters and translation services. The list above is for the three months period last year (July-September). 

Camp Wonder Hands

I thought it's interesting that a children hospital in South Carolina sponsors a Deaf camp during the summer, bet they're having a great time.

Black Bear

I oppose to any developments in the area as it's our responsibility to protect our wildlife at the Black Bear wilderness area in Seminole County.

Trump 500

Trump tries to hand out bumper stickers to the race drivers at the Daytona 500 yesterday but the Democrats already  beat him to it

Clipping

This guy here wants a crew cut!

2020-02-14

"Sound Off"

"Sound Off" Deaf Theatre Festival is being held this weekend in Edmonton, Canada.

2020-02-13

Assault

Michigan School for the Deaf alerted the county sheriff when one of its student was assaulted on the school bus. The bus driver was arrested for assault of a vulnerable adult. The bus driver, along with an aide also resigned for not intervening in the situation at hand. The video was captured by another student on the bus, which will be used as evidence in the upcoming case. 

Station 19

There is a Deaf character on tonight's episode of Station 19, a Deaf girl whose parents died in the fire, siblings being separated and placed in the foster care system, while at the same time at group of unrelated homeless children loses one of their own, taken to the emergency room at Grey hospital which is three blocks away. This is my assumption, correct me if I'm wrong where a hearing child plays the Deaf character on Station 19 while a Deaf child plays the hearing child on the Good Doctor next week. 
Deaf Anthology is unable to confirm the identity  of Deaf character on Station 19..  

Dig In

I'm thinking about opening a new restaurant "Dig In" here in Orlando but first I got to practice my culinary skills. 

Good Doctor

Deaf child actor Zade Garcia is the hearing mute patient that uses ASL in the next episode of the Good Doctor on ABC. 

Grey's Anatomy







Tonight on ABC Grey's Anatomy at (9/8c) there is a new Deaf doctor on the hospital staff. Deaf actress Shoshannah Stern as Dr. Lauren Riley.

Skin Flicks

A Deaf guy is suing a porn website demanding that its videos be closed-captioned. If he won the case, I don't think he'll enjoy it anyway now that the captions are blocking sexual views on the screen. I think he'll eventually sue prostitutes because their brothel house refuses to provide ASL interpreters. Can you imagine what's going on in the jury room, they are all laughing at this frivolous lawsuit that the judge probably will dismiss.

2020-02-11

Usonian House

Frank Lloyd Wright is a famous architect that designed the Taliesin, also designed an entire college campus here in Florida.
Information: FlSouthern.Edu

Bento Box

Bento boxes are popular in Japan, it's a tray of compartments, that can be bought at convenience stores, this one was served on a bullet train to Kyoto, I enjoy the scrimp tempura. It's ideal for portion control, lunch at school or work and cultural immersion. 

Split Oak


Protect our environment, save the Split Oak forest, we rather walk on its nature trails, sand cranes and the fresh air.
Keep the highways, the construction cranes, and the pollution out. 

Allison Cunningham

Allison Cunningham is a Deaf ski lift operator at the Breckenridge Resort, Colorado.

Silencer

Deaf  lives in a world of silence, is that why a majority of Deaf  own  a gun with a silencer?

Whiskey Deaf

Whiskey are popular among Deaf Kentuckians,  signing Bluegrass music when drunk. There is a band group, Whiskey Deaf, that not from the area, where none of its performers are Deaf. It's just another band with the word deaf in its title, maybe its loud blasts causing us to go deaf.

2020-02-05

White Castle

The world largest White Castle is coming soon to Orlando  in time to celebrates its 100th anniversary of flipping sliders, an original concept.

Bailey


A lot of undecided voters in New Hampshire, It's been projected that Bailey is a good alternative to the current crop of Democratic candidates!

Wall

Trump will shortly receive a bill from Mexico demanding payment for returning the wall that fallen to its side during a storm  

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day was the best commercial during the Super Bowl!

Highlights

Highlights of Trump's State of the Union address to the American people: 
1. Support school choice, but ignores mainstreamed Deaf children in the public school system. 2. Trump refuses to shake hands with Nancy, they haven;t talk with each other for months.
3. Nancy torn up Trumps speech,after the address, get over with it and accept the fact you can't get an indictment today. 
4. Trump supports historic black colleges, while cutting federal funds to Gallaudet. 
5. Tuskegee pilot recognized, he's 100 years old, the Red Tails defends the bombers during WWII. 
6. Terrorists forfeit their lives if the attack us under his watch. 
7. Chants of "four more years," more like a rally in the Capitol. 
8. Medal of Freedom given to Rush, so what the rush! 
9. Unemployment rates going down, as we hiring to plant a million trees. 
10. President of Venezuela upstages Trump.

Javi Guisado

A Deaf actor from Spain will give his performing here in the United States, so enjoy the show!
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6 - 8 PM
Hart Library
Kissimmee, Florida

2020-02-04

ATEP

We can't enjoy the dolphins splashing at the aquariums. We can't feed peanuts to the elephants at the circus. We can't take our selfies with the lions at the zoo. We can't see the groundhog's shadows to forecast the coming of spring. We blame the organization, PETA, and God forbid they take away our steak tailgate football parties. Support ATEP (Animals That Entertains People) as we protect their habitat, shield them from predators and and feed them well.

Iowa

The only reason I can think of as to why the Iowa causes delaying the results is that they had to invalidate Russian agents posing as farmers, Putin caught stuffing the ballot voting only those who will eventually lose to Trump in the fall. 

Trailer

The Impractical Jokers finally got their own movie, but still haven't yet learn ASL

2020-01-31

Coronavirus

A Deaf Latino with a hangover thought he caught the caronavirus but the test came back negative and his doctor ordered him to stop drinking Corona beer as he shown up drunk for his annual physicals.

Deaf Rower

Mo O'Brien became the first Deaf woman to row a boat across the Atlantic Ocean, a 3,000 miles journey, being out on the rough seas for almost two months. The crew of three takes turn rowing four hours with two hours rest in between. The British Deaf pharmacy dispenser enjoys the views of the humpback whales, stars in the night skies, and the challenges of teamwork, overcoming obstacles along the way.

Mistrial

I think that Supreme Court Judge John Roberts should declare a mistrial because the Republicans refuses to be impartial, allowing the Democrats the option to retried the President, perhaps getting a conviction the second time around. 

Rubix

Any Deaf artists out there to accept the challenges of creating a  Rubix mosaic of a legendary Deaf individual?  
Steven Brundage created one of the Legendary Kobe Bryant using 814 Rubix cubes in twenty hours.

2020-01-30

Deaf Funeral Diector

Lori Kober is a Deaf funeral director in Wisconsin, she'll takes care of your body while God takes care of your soul,
Source: NAD

Susan Scaletta

 Susan Scaletta is the first Deaf girl to join the Little League, she hit, bat and run faster than the boys.
1974

State of the Union

Trump State of the Union: Transcription
(As usual, no ASL interpreter)
My fellow Americans, I'm still here (applause), first of all I want to thank Senator Ross of Kansas for the vote heard around the world that keep me in the Oval Office. Hold a second, I got to tweet to Putin telling him to stop hacking the teleprompters on the podium. We accomplishes a lot during the first term, eliminating the mandate to require health insurance, keeping our emergency rooms busier than ever. We got rid of Obamacare, simply by renaming it Trumpcare. allowing rotten kids to stay home bugging their parents until they are 26, and letting those with preexistence conditions to continue their dependence on opiates, causing skyrocketing premiums. Supreme Court declare it's unconstitutional to prevent pregnant woman from obtaining a visa, so I am going to modified my Pro-Life position allowing them to abort the fetus, after all, they are not citizens and we don't want their litters either. Hold a second, tweeting Kim Jong-Un, reminding him to watch C-Span. I appointed Dennis Rodman to to our Ambassador to North Korea, I will be in Pyongyang next week cut the ribbon of the our new Embassy and of course, we'll have a threesome golfing at our new sprawling Trump Tower Resort and Spa golf course. I will let Kim win, so he'll not have a temper-tantrum, shooting another missile into the Sea of Japan.More women are entering the workforce, I noticed an increase of prostitution on our streets. The rigged the Super Bowl and the Packers will beat the Chiefs. I signed an executive order to disqualified the 49ers because San Francisco is a sanctuary city. It's capital punishment if anyone in the NFL disrespect  our flags. Pence is off the ticket, Jimmy Kimmel is my new running-mate. I'll have a new cabinet soon, I think it will be redwood. I want to take an opportunity at this time to announce that copies of my new book "John Bolton isn't in the Room" will be out on March 17th, that's the only time I read the New York Times, when it climb into first place on the best-selling list. I will like to thank Pink Floyd for the wall, I haven't seen it but I heard about it. The only solution to erase our national debts is to let Russia buyback Alaska. If Denmark wants to borrow money from the World Bank, Greenland must be put down as collateral so we can acquire the land once they default. We are leaving the Middle East so we can focus our resources fighting the drug cartels, letting the terrorists kill their kind. Let's retreat, returning Texas back to Mexico, the war is over, didn't we return Okinawa to Japan. Let Puerto Rico be an independent nation, like we did with Cuba and the Philippines, so we don't have to deal with their problems. I confesses to stealing the Star Trek logo for our new Space Force, we even now, with the USS Enterprise in port. If the Israelis and the Palestinians can't coexist, then return the Gaza Strip to Egypt, West Bank to Jordan, and Golan Heights to Syria and the United States will recognize Palestine if the all parties agreed to the boundaries. I promise to behave myself from here on, as my generals warns me of a military coup if I overstep the line in the sand. I ordered the shutdown of all Chinese restaurants to prevent the spread of bat virus, and will shut down Iran nuclear facilities to prevent the spread of radiation emissions, etc. I will protect the rights of Americans to bear arms and I am willing to curtail the freedom of the press, shut down social media from spreading false rumors, it doesn't applied to tabloids on the grocers' checkout lanes. That's all folks, and God Bless America. Mike Pompeo, you're fired!
This is the Fox network, we now return to our regular programming, returning to hell with Gordon Ramsey in the swamps, saving a former White House Chef restaurant from the brinks of bankruptcy. 

2020-01-29

Chase Bank

Deaf tellers at Chase Bank near Gallaudet can now seve their Deaf consumers in ASL. Most of the staff are fluent in ASL. Finally the Deaf  now can rob a bank without using a note, that's unlikely to happen at that branch, unless he's behind in his student loan payments. First a signing Starbuck, now a signing bank, and what's next. We even got a signing President that signs executive orders (rim shot). Gallaudet got a $250,000 donation from JP Morgan to deposit it at the Bank of America (really I don't know but a good monologue anyway) but not Wells Fargo, they hang up on us in the past. Besides, what's in your wallet?

WGD - Nazi Germany

This is a rare footage of the World Games for the Deaf (now known as the Deaflympics) held in Nazi Germany before the outbreak of WWII and the Deaf holocaust. 

Filbert

Filbert is the first Deaf dog participating in the Puppy Bowl, to air on the Animal Planet while their masters are watching the Super Bowl. The dogs got their own tailgate party, literally. Filbert is a Shetland Shepard/ Border Collie on the Ruff Team.

Super Bowl

Christine Sun Kim  was selected to sign our national anthem at the upcoming Super bowl. In the meantime, let's become familiar with her artistic styles, personality and cultural upbringings. 

Evolution of ASL

Deaf Education Without Borders is publishing a new book on the origin of ASL, using a family tree chart as an illustration in its research. I think of it as of the Darwinism  "Survival of the Signs" project. 

Kobe Bryant


Kobe Bryant is a role model that to all of us young Deaf basketball players who hope that someday they'll play in the NBA, even giving his support to a Deaf high school basketball coach, Sekoe White, of the Mississippi School for the Deaf, after seeing a video that went 
viral.
Kobe given his team a signed copy of his upcoming book and another supplying his team Wilson basketballs, etc.

2020-01-23

Star Trek: Picard


CBC once again neglected to closed-captions its promotional videos, discriminating against us Deaf Trekkies,

Oklahoma School for the Deaf


The Oklahoma School for the Deaf will  soon start construction of its new state of the art $2 millions aquatic center. Its locker rooms also serves as a storm shelter to keeping students safe , especially during a tornado. I predicted one of their swimmers will win a gold medal at the Deaflympics someday.

Good Deeds


If everyone does a good deed everyday, the world would be a better place.

2020-01-20

Supermarket Sweep

I was in the audience during the ABC taping of the original Bill Malone's Supermarket Sweep at Food Fair.

Doris Miller

Today as we celebrate the dreams of MLK, the Navy announces its newest aircraft carrier will honor our hero, an African American serving on the sinking battleship West Virginia when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, managing, somehow, an anti-aircraft machine gun then rescuing wounded sailors, including the captain. 

Trump: Exile


Why is Trump keeping his passport, is he a flight risk? Our President can seek political asylum from Putin, living in exile.
Russia is a great country!

2020-01-19

Trump: Bail


Why is Trump still in the West Wing, who bailed him out?

JFK


If you got at least a million bucks, you can bid to purchase one of JFK watercolor paintings at an auction. 

Word Search

Search out the twelve Deaf words and circled them all, so enjoy the game
APQZMLASCX
NDREVGYTFY
TDFDEAFAED
HTEUDAIMVE
ODLAEDEHTA
LWEDFADEAF
OSFACAXADR
GTAHFAEDOL
YDEIFAEDRM
DEAFBLOGSZ


2020-01-17

Trump


The only reason why we Deaf are supporting Trump is because our President is tone deaf to us all.

Diabetes Workshop

CCDHH, ASL Services and Global VRS sponsors a monthly Deaf educational program at the local library.  

Mailbox

A Deaf sculptor created a mailbox for his home using a chainsaw.

2020-01-04

"Show Me A Sign"

"Show Me A Sign" is a new children book coming out in March about growing up in Martha's Vineyard.

Crete




Greek school children on the island of Crete are learning sign language to communicate with their Deaf classmate.

Star Wars

A Deaf child in the Philippines get to experience the Star Wars, now we know Darth Vader not tone deaf.  

2020-01-02

Citrus Bowl

We were not given press credentials , so there was no Deaf media coverage of the Citrus Bowl yesterday. As expected the legendary coach Saban's Crimson Tides defeated Michigan,  35-16 while I was in the Twilight Zone. Alabama is a powerhouse to be reckon with. Nowadays they are more diversity in sports reporting due to the emergence of  social media, and yet the Deaf are still an untapped market. 

Buoy

A six ton red buoy washed ashore New Smyma Beach, Florida recently after been being lost from the coast of South Carolina after a hurricane. The Coast Guard will remove it today.

ASL Illegal





Florida state troopers are now enforcing a new law against distracted driving, warning all of us to keep our eyes on the road for safety stake, as we now can be ticketed if we are caught texting, especially in a school zone.  A Deaf couple in St. Augustine had their license suspended, when they were chatting using ASL, the judge refused to grant leniency, as the law specifically stated that we must keep our hands on the wheel.

2020-01-01

A

We are AWARE of the problems in our community but we some of us don't ACKNOWLEDGE it, pretending it doesn't exist. We now ACCEPT the facts that crime, unemployment, health care and housing, etc. are some of the major issues we got to deal with. The new decade is here so let's take ACTION, making an ANNOUNCEMENT in local publications such as the Osceola News - Gazette  of an upcoming ASSEMBLY of concerned Kissimmee citizens with an AGENDA to discuss the issues, setting our priority on AFFORDABLE housing, brainstorming ideas  ourselves rather than hiring someone to do a feasibility studies. We will ASK the city if they got any land AVAILABLE for us to ACQUIRE so we can APPLY for government grants to hire an ARCHITECT to design an APARTMENT that is ACCEPTABLE to us all, with all the AMENITIES we expect. The complex can ACCOMMODATE those seniors on fixed income, homeless, transitional programs, and the Deaf and disabled, etc. The facility meet all ADA ACCESSIBILITY requirements, incorporating universal design and requiring that its staff to be bilingual in ASL (American Sign Language). The center will be full of ACTIVITIES such as field trips, workshops, and, of course, bingo. The new complex will be  full  of ARTS with sculptures on the grounds and completed puzzles in the hallways. The tenants will set up an ASSOCIATION to meet regularly, having AUTONOMY in the decision making process, being ACCOUNTABLE in budget matters. We will be AGGRESSIVE meeting the challenges, overcome obstacles, seeking an ALLIANCE of individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to support our AIMS.