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