Deaf… And Hard of Hearing

The other day a well-known Deaf woman worldwide names Ella Mae Lentz made a vlog about why do some of the people, as she says especially the leaders of the Deaf community often would use the labels such as Deaf and Hard of Hearing altogether instead of just only using Deaf as a label instead of “Deaf and Hard of Hearing”. Before I get into it, Ella Mae Lentz is known to be one of most vocal activist and she has a solid reputation for advocating the best education for all the Deaf children here in the United States of America. Nobody and nothing will ever take that away from her, she has done a lot of things for the Deaf community in that area and, she is known to be one of vocal when it comes to American Sign Language too along with Bilingual-Bicultural education for the Deaf children. There is several more that can to be added to the list for what she has done, what she does for the Deaf community especially for the Deaf children and so forth – nonetheless, she is a role model to a lot of the Deaf people. As I said earlier, she decided to make a vlog in American Sign Language as she always has done so for several years, about why some people decided to use the labels “Deaf and Hard of Hearing” and that they should only just use “Deaf” instead. That vlog reached all over on social media, especially on both Facebook and YouTube but mostly on Facebook since it had several shares. Her vlog titled is what is “Hard of Hearing”? Her vlog has angered some of the people, also some of the people agreed with what she said in the vlog and her vlog became a controversial overnight.

1-5-2017 Tidbits

Hey guys and women! I see that a lot of the people starts getting back to their routines, back to work, some adults being sent back to the colleges and some children being sent back to schools which I am sure that some of the parents are a bit happy about that since with their children being sent back to school would give them a little relief or some room to breathe after trying to handle these wild children for a couple of the weeks due to Christmas break. My mother is a special aide at a middle school as she has been for more than a decade or two, she assists the children with some kinds of special needs and I think she has worked for so many years so I sometimes would ask her to retire so that I could have my mother at home without having to worry about if something was to happen to her there. For some reason, as the years goes by I starts getting more worried over her going to work because I believe that if she is to retire that she would have much less risks to her health and by retiring I believe that she will continue to be very healthy as she is now. When my aunt broke her ankle in different three or four places by falling over the steps outside of the house and we looked it as her just having a broken ankle but down the road after few days of breaking her ankle she passed away due to blood clot from it which that can be prevented only if the doctors over at ARH in South Williamson, Ky gives her blood thinners medicine as some of the people does especially after certain surgeries but unfortunately the doctors didn’t give her blood thinners medicine so in result of that we lost her. Breaking her ankle was what starts the dominos effect, from broken ankles in two or three parts to her death and I believe if I remember correctly that it was one weeks or no longer than two weeks after her surgery for her broken ankle she passed away.

Vacation in Tennessee and Rod Run

As some of you know that we decided to take a vacation in Tennessee as I wrote a post a few days ago under the title “Just Got Back and Blogging” where I said that I have just got back home from Tennessee after spending three nights there and that I would be put blogging aside because while I was in Tennessee on vacation, I decided to record a video of the most times that I have been there so that all of you guys could feel as if you were there with me as well. Where I records a lot of videos down there in Tennessee, ranging from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg and I recorded a lot of videos. Several hours of many videos, of course that means that they need to be edited because you would need to edit several videos to make one video and at the same time trying to trim off some unnecessary parts in these videos because it would be pointless to show some parts where it was just laying on a table facing a wall. When you record several videos, several hours of videos then you would need to try to figure which parts is necessary and which parts is not necessary so to trim off the hours for a video because no one is going to watch a 10 hours of video. I have recorded over a hundred video clips, over seven hours so it took me a week to edit out some unnecessary parts and then connect these over hundred videos into one video but that didn’t stop there because once I did it was more than five hours so I had changed duration of some video clips by fast-forwarding them then trying to double-check what I think isn’t REALLY necessary. Obviously you sees me blogging now, you know what that means? The video is finished, it is ready to be watched and I am ready to blog again!

Just Got Back And Blogging

Hey guys! I am sure that some of you noticed that I haven’t blogged for a few days, so to let you know that I couldn’t find any time to blog at all because we were in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in Tennessee for a short vacation while at the same time visiting my mother’s cousin in the hospital as she was put in ICU due to severe pneumonia when she and her family were vacationing in Tennessee too a few weeks ago. Thankfully she is now stable, she has been transferred from the hospital in Sevierville, TN to her home in Columbus, Ohio and is doing well. I could not find any time to blog, whatsoever and I have wanted to blog as I have tried hard to find a time to blog but every time I thought I could find a time to do so then stuff quickly gets in the way every time I found a time to do so. But good news is that I am back home, I have recorded a bunch of videos for the Rod Run Grand in Pigeon Forge and some Gatlinburg in Tennessee but bad news is that I probably won’t be able to find any time to blog for a few days even though I am back home now but the reason that I won’t be able to is because I have so many videos with several hours between them to edit. There are so many videos that I will be editing so it is going to be exhausting but thankfully I am known for my stubbornness and I am going to use that as my advantage. However by doing so I will have to put blogging aside just for a few days so that I can try to finish editing the entire video and have it ready for viewing within’ a week on here so all of you can watch my trip in Tennessee!

FaceBook’s Video Comment.

I am the one, I am sure there are many of others too who pressed Mark Zuckerberg to add video function to the comment for the FaceBook because before I started pressing Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of FaceBook it only has pictures function where you could upload pictures in the comment but not video and I decided to send a message to CEO of FaceBook Mark Zuckerberg that I suggest for him to add the video option along with the picture in the comment function because I have seen where several Deaf or Hard of Hearing people have complained about not being able to respond to anyone’s post with a vlog in American Sign Language so I suggested that Mark Zuckerberg to add the video function to the comment section instead of just only the photo function in the comment. This was not only one message as I have sent Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg on regular basis to remind him that he need to add video function to the comment because so that it would allow us Deaf community to be able to respond our family members or our friends wall post with vlog and that we can respond using our language American Sign Language instead of text comment. I also have explained FaceBook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying that we Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals are known to not fluent in writing English as it is not our first language as American Sign Language is our first language so this is why that we ask for the FaceBook to acknowledge that and to accept my suggestion by adding the video function for the comment on FaceBook so for once of all that we can finally respond using our native language American Sign Language instead of having to type a language that isn’t our native language which is English.

Day And Night.

In the evening on Friday I have decided that I should take a video of the daytime in the evening into the night using GoPro Hero4 Black Edition, just to give me something to do and I was due to have a video anyway since I haven’t recorded any videos in a very long time so ever since I started watching some videos on YouTube where some people records using their GoPro which that inspired me to actually start using my GoPro Hero4 Black Edition instead of letting it collects some dust well the case that GoPro is in collects dust. Ever since the memorial weekend where I decided for the first time that I want to put my GoPro Hero4 Black Edition in use, not only that I also bought GoPro Session on that same week before the memorial weekend because I wanted to use the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition on the mount at the front of my ATV and use the GoPro Session for moving around either on a pole (GoPro 3-way) or clipped to the front of my hat. I have uploaded the video where we went trail riding on ATVs which you can find it by looking for ATV Adventure: Ballfork Mountain on the media page at top of the website under ATV Adventures videos album so since then I have decided that I wanted to keep putting both of my GoPro cameras in use and I came to an idea last Friday to record a video just out of boredom so I decided to record the sunset starting from the evening until it turns into the night (dark out).