Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Click at this link below:

Pop the balloons to bring on the New Year!

Have a fun and safe NeW yEaR eVe! We're going to Denver for the party :)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas!

It took my kids a few more days of begging than usual this year to make me get the decorations up. We used to put up the tree after Thanksgiving in the past. After getting the decorations up, I realized that it’s not very fancy but lovely. I pinched in to help as needed, and I sure liked how the nativity scene looks on top of my fireplace and am pleased with how my kids came up with the idea of having the tree by the fireplace. We usually use it in the upstairs livingroom , and we didn't realize until now that it looks so lovely in the downstair family room by the fireplace!

I hope all you guys have a peaceful and enjoyable time with your family and friends on Christmas! I'll have to try and hope to survive it with my mother-in-law staying for three days and two nights.
Anyway, Merry Christmas to you!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Brandon's Fun Art

Look who's busy making art.

My son had fun using stickers of frogs, birds, leaves, bugs and flowers to decorate a slip of green paper.

Brandon drew this picture and said that it's a baby bug. Cute!

Painting a Self Portrait Affect

It's written by my youngest daughter, Hannah (11 years old)

How does painting a self portrait affect the way people find out who they are? Self portraits assist me to find out how the artists think about themselves and their life. Since art is so important to me, I like to express life and emotions with it, which is what many other artists try to do when creating their self portraits. First, the background of a self portrait is very important to me when it comes to art. The background of my self portrait would definitely include my family because they're very special to me because they keep me occupied with their love, anger, annoyance, and more. I would also have my fabulous pets included in my self portrait. Like my family, they keep me occupied because they are frequently loving and friendly. Last but not least, I would include my interests, such as reading, drawing, writing, and singing. To conclude, there are several things I would include in a self portrait other than myself. Next, there are a few discoveries that I revealed when thinking about my self portrait. My first finding is that I am too uptight with books, and I need to be more emotional about family and not fictional characters. Plus, I am too uncaring towards my darling pets.

I'm sure they would absolutely enjoy getting more pats, hugs, and kisses that show how much I love them. To sum up, I made many discoveries when thinking about a self portrait. Finally, there are many changes to be formed in my life when I discovered what I did wrong. The first change is that I would make is that I need to be more emotional towards my innocent animals and caring family instead of fictional characters in books and videos. To do that I would take a break from reading and bond with my fabulous pets and family members. I would be more caring to my family by saying thanks more often to display my gratefulness towards them. In conclusion, there are many changes to be made in my life since I realized my mistakes. To summarize, creating a self portrait can help people to uncover who they really are. Through that I realized I need to change what I am emotional about.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hey Y'all

I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope that this day you'll reflect the good things in your life. Love you all guys!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hola, Buenos Dias!!

Hola, Buenos Dias, What's the difference?
Hello, Good Morning, That's what!
You probably already knew that,
But I said it anyways,
For I don't know what to say,
In this poem without rhyme

By Hannah :)

DeafVideoTV: Scam?

As many of you know, it happened in DeafVideo TV, I'd rather to throw all the videos of Lovehorse71 and eagleland63 along with Imperia Invest in the garbage can. Of course, it's not benefiting anything! Drhockan, JoeDeafPreacher, DeafBlackhawk, Hoeyhemp, and others are just fine. They left the comments there and showed that they aren't fool. A full information, a completed homework, and a good research are MANDATORY.

Now let us join the laugh and enjoy the song! Click this link and see/hear it.

The transcript: Lyrics for Throw That Beat in the Garbage Can

Here it comes again, drivin' me nuts.
Can't control my feet or stop shakin' my butt.
The neighbors are complaining, it's getting out of hand.
Throw that beat, beat, beat, beat, beat,
Toss that beat, beat, beat, beat
Toss that beat, beat, beat, beat
Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop
Stop that beat, it makes me apprehensive,
Sweet ruins my clothes, they are very expensive.
The neighbors are complaining, it's getting out of hand.
Throw that beat in the gargabe can.
Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop
It's driving me crazy, ah, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
Toss that beat, beat, beat, beat
Toss that beat, beat, beat, beat

By the B52 on Party Mix! Mesopotomia

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mom: "I'll Cherish You..."

this photo by Michesoo

Mom to her deaf baby:
"I'll cherish you and love you forever. I'm learning to sign, because I want so much to talk with my hands to you"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

DeafVideo and Pictures

Everyone, I'm so glad that my computer works again! I don't know if I can survive without using it as well as my Video Phone and Ojo, or I'd go insane! I barely survived a week without them. Since none of them were working, I had to use my OLD FASHIONED TTY. It's like I was in a time machine to be back in 1980's. After everything was fixed by the Comcast guys and our friend for few days, my kids were holding and using this computer most of the time, and I had to let my hubby catch up on his emails since he didn't go to the library to check in using their computer. Now it's my turn to catch up on most of the vlogs in Deafvideo TV. Oh my goodness, I missed most of the removed vlogs. I think that Barry from Deafvideo TV is so upset, but I think it's time for him to move on without dicussing with the lady on the problem from Deafvideo TV. I believe that it's hurtful for Barry to move on but no way to get her come down and talk with him. And L'Chaim, the lady made a clear decision that this was it. She won't apologize to those two people, and I guess it's her decision to do so. I guess that it's for most of vloggers to be aware that it's time to let it pass or skip. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, check this link:
As for Deafread, I read some of the blogs. Most are great!
Now I gotta tell you that last week was my BIRTHDAY! I got my big dream digital camera from my lovely hubby, Tom. I played around taking shots of my animals. I'm not Sarah Palin, I just love taking pictures of my animals. They can understand my sign langauge (except for my cat). When they wanted to jump and sleep on my lap while I was sitting on a sofa, they had to wait until I sign: "OKAY" , and then they jumped on my lap! They know about 8 signs.
Here are the pictures of my animals and my children (including Hannah who wrote poems on my blog)!
This is my youngest son, Brandon
Are you ready for Halloween?
This is my daughter, Hannah who wrote poems on my blog.
My dog, Diamond

My dog, Jacki

Sally and Diamond, the sweet dogs

My dog, Sally

My cat, Cosmo (Sometimes he thinks he's a dog)

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Deaf Trouble Maker's Visit To the Principle

The teacher signs my name,
And I look up with fear,
For my meetings with the principle,
Is dreadfully near,

Each minute seems to be a second,
And when it was time,
My direction the teacher beckoned,

Each step led me toward my grave,
So to keep busy I imagined a super here,
That would come and save,
All the kids like me,

My past visits to the boss,
Add up to three,
First detention,
Then ISS,
Then OSS,

I know I will miss my pals,
But skipping Deaf school,
To continue my secret travels,
Is just better,
And one day,
I'll leave forever,

But now I am at her office,
Saying goodbye for the last time,

I just wish that I,
Could take a picture of her scowling faces,
Towards me,
The uncontrollable trouble maker!

This poem is written by Hannah (KODA)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Not Hearing What's Behind the Mystery Door

What’s a door, do you see?
The mystery door,
Feeling a want to open and see what’s happening,
Why is it mysterious?
The door was opened and closed so abruptyly,
Feeling a want to take a courage to step out,
While opening the mystery door,
Closing the door by a fear,
Not knowing what’s going to be happening next,
Shadowing and hiding in the room,
Staring at the mystery door,
Waiting for you to open and step out,
Waiting, waiting, and waiting uncountably,
Pushing you to open the door,
Once you open the door, you see a real crashing and smashing waves in the ocean,
You swiftly closed the door,
Becoming a mystery that something seems to be hardly to conquer,
Staying in the dark, empty room too long,
Pushing you to open the door,
Surprisedly, seeing the peace, open space of nothing,
Slowly, stepping out of the door,
Nothing to walk on,
Closing the mystery door again,
Watching the mystery door,
Building something you put on faith,
Pushing you to open the door once more,
Seeing the bridge and ready to step out,
Not walking on a very slimy bridge,
Closing the mystery door,
Mystery is always to be mystery,
The fear of what’s showing in the future of the mystery door.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just for a Laugh!

Don't take it too personal, but it's just for a laugh.

Pepsi Rocks!

This gift is for AGBell!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Super Nanny With Deaf Parents on Channel ABC

Hey, all!
Don't miss it.

Super Nanny will be with deaf family (It's actually deaf parents with hearing children, I think)

It'll be on Oct 10th at 8 pm (Central time) Channel ABC.

Let families and friends know about this one!
Deb Ann

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Room

It's written by my daughter, Hannah
My room is filled with giggles from the past,
But sooner or later they'll fade,
Because nothing there will ever last,
Like when my friends and I always played,
But the future of it is not it's past,

Because now it's where the "girls" and I chat,
And clutch and kiss my fluffy cat,
Where I cower from my terrifying brother,
And get sent to by my strict mother,

My room,
Is filled with my emotions,
My emotions,
Of wonder and imagination,
My imagination causes the things there to comfort me,
In the night,
Like where the moonlight peeks through the blinds
to watch over me,
How my books,
Tell me stories,
While the stuffed creatures,
Complain about being squashed,
And how the fan and light are my sun and wind of the indoors,
My room will always be,
My place,
Of comfort and love.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

CoOl PiCtUrEs Of DeAf ExPo

Come see Bug from Fookem & Bug's site, John Maucere, Ken Davis, Michi Demarrais, and the deaf owner, Paul Harvey and his deaf horse

Eric aka Bug and me
Fookem and Bug's Site:

John and me
John Maucere's link:

Michi and me
Michi Demarrais' (as ASL Silent Chef) link through

Ken and me
Ken Davis' website:

Paul Harvey, aka Coach Bronco (the deaf owner) and Skipper, the deaf horse
Paul's link:

It's my pleasure meeting you all guys, especially Bug..I've met him few times before! Enjoy all the links. :)

Check out Deaf Expo in your area (dates and locations) through Deaf Nation Expo (Free Admission for exhibitions, workshops, and entertainment)

Good luck!

Short Video Clips:

Monday, September 8, 2008

Deaf's Inner Core

Deaf people are likely to feel stressed in areas specific to deafness. They're walking in their own path. They need to know what they're looking for. In the end, they're completed with the answers. It's also great for people who have struggles in an unhealthy/abusive relationship. It could be anything. Join and read with us.

The shadows in backgrounds or behind the scenes are always a mystery. Not knowing what mystery is could be bad. Not wanting to know what mystery is could be worse! Mystery will be always be mystery.

Walking in silence and passing through places where it smooths conflicts in your thoughts or hearts is peace.

Harmony and peace through Deaf’s eyes come in your heart. Your heart wants to have peace. Enjoying a beautiful scenario brings you peace into your heart and music into your eyes.

Mystery is art. Art is mystery. It’s up to you whether or not you are going to ponder about it and taking your time or just taking a quick glance. (This paragraph was written by my daughter, Hannah.)

You can take a look at this picture (with mystery in it). It gives you something to test your knowledge with by investigating about it and identifying various clues of mystery. Finding the clues is a solution of the mystery.

The sky calms beautifully. The blue weave of sky calms. You wouldn’t want to miss it. Take every minute of spending and staring at the blue weave of sky that calms your soul.

A tear feels so cold and so blue. It embedded in your heart and filled your soul.

You don’t need to be perfect. No one on Earth is perfect. You know the thing that is not easy and amazing to give up on being perfect. You’ll be thrilled by just learning to let it go and be yourself. That giving-up-being-perfect thing is awesome and perfect for just you.

It is healthy to forget about trying to be perfect. Light reflects who you are. Be yourself and let it light.

Written by Deb Ann

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's Always My Favorite Fall

"My Favorite Fall" by Deb Ann

Fall brings the moving music in your eyes.
Leaves change color in the air.
Leaves dance in autumn.
The river shines mistily.
All sparkled into your eyes.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Sweet, short writing by Hannah.
She wrote it in her writing class:
Mother of Hannah,
Lover of family,
Who feels good when family's around,
Who needs to be loved,
Who gives me attention,
Who fears losing her children,
Who wants peace,
Resident of America.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

What is Art?

This beautiful poem is written by my daughter, Hannah.
Let me tell you what happened in her art class. Her teacher asked the class: "What is Art?"
Hannah gave an answer ,and her teacher was so impressed with her. She asked Hannah to write a poem for her. Hannah also gave one to me for my blog. I'm so proud of her!

Art is beauty.
It sometimes has a hint of mystery
that makes people wonder about it.
Mystery is beauty to some people.
Beauty is art.
You can see how everything fits together.
Two examples of art are the world
and the reflections of EVERYTHING in it.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

My Experience being part of Deaf Community (online)

I didn't go into Deafread by myself. Someone led me into the Deaf Community (online).

Blogs, Deafread, signing online, Deafvideo TV

(I'll probably try to do a transcript for this vlog)

Friday, August 22, 2008

We're like Colorful Leaves

Leaves fell on me
All the way down from trees
Delighted in my heart
Loved this part
of the season
Colorful leaves are the reason.

Deafread are like colorful leaves.
Keep on good vlogging and blogging.
We're ready for Fall and great posts.

~Deb Ann

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mike (Oh I See) and Dino from Deafvideo TV

Photo by Malla Mi
If you're not sure what I'm talking about, please check it out. (Copy and paste it)

I guess I’m too shy to be in Deaf Video T.V. I watched all of Dino and Mike’s videos including the comments in the videos. I’m so impressed with people like Mike, Barb, and Aidan (she made my days from her vlogs!). They supported Dino, not because of what happened in the signing circle and the red flag . . . just because they care about well-being. They cared for Dino and comforted her as well. It’s a very healthy thing to do in Deaf Video T.V. Everyone learned a great lesson from Mike, Barb, and others as they comforted Dino. If Dino was on her own, I can’t imagine that it would be very tough for her! My heart has been blossoming to see how Mike, Barb, Aidan, and others to stand by her. I’m not concerned about which side I should take, but while I was watching the videos, I learned a great lesson in there. It’s a great ending. Many special thanks to Mike for making his video since Dino couldn’t do it without him. We all should be like them. Good examples for DeafVideo T.V. and Deafread.
So, here is the haiku I made (a haiku is a type of traditional Japanese poetry)

Falling, sliding down
Comforting and standing by
Getting to stand up

When it comes to you, Dino, I say keep on vlogging!

Lots of hugs,
Deb Ann

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The right to be a part of Deafhood process?

The right to create a word, Deafhood
The right to explore and self-analyzing on this planet,

The right to feel oneself worth,

Such rights, Deaf, deaf, hard of hearing, CI users, CI/ASL users,

Cuers, late-deafened they’re welcome to the process,

The right to be a part of Deafhood journey or a personal journey,

The right to unite us for Deaf humanity

With succeeding, they’re completed.

(the photo is taken by flickr)