A Rude Awakening about the Deaf Community in Nicaragua

Nicaragua brought me a whole new (dark) light but awaking awareness about the Deaf community comparing to other countries that I’ve visited. I’ve seen oppression and injustice that the Deaf community faces in South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong. However, they’re gradually progressing and have better human rights, comparing to other countries – like Nicaragua. […]

Cancun made me feel that I was not Mexican enough

Apparently, I wasn’t Mexican enough.  A Mayan mosaic mask caught my attention at the local store in Cancun, Mexico. I was looking at it closely as I turned it around at different angles – debating whether should I buy it as a souvenir. I suddenly felt a strange sensation there was someone standing behind me. […]

Is “Hearing Impaired” an appropriate term?

People often believe that saying “Deaf” is an offensive term. But let me tell you, it’s not. Saying “hearing impaired” is. While I was traveling, I wasn’t only learning about other people’s culture and their perspectives about life. I was bringing along my own too. You see, we often talked about what we’ll learn more […]

10 things to consider packing as a Deaf & Hard of Hearing traveler

Are you a Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (HH) who loves to travel? But you don’t know what to pack? Had you been researching different pieces of advice and tips about traveling? But have you noticed something? Here is the problem, my Deaf friends, the majority of travel bloggers are Hearings. (note: we have ASL version here.) Although we […]

Welcome to The Pink Hole – wait, the pink what?

“Let’s go to The Pink Hole,” Lilo said. “The Pink…what?” I felt confused. “The Pink Hole, it’s a private gay club in Seoul.” “The pink…hole? hahaha, oooh wow,” I thought that name was brilliant if you know what I mean. I’ve been to a couple of gay clubs in Los Angeles and really enjoyed it; however, I’m […]

What I learned about Deaf Community in Hong Kong

“Only 10 interpreters in Hong Kong?!” My jaw dropped as I learned the news; A Deaf friend, whom I met in Hong Kong, shared with me about the struggles they face in Hong Kong. While traveling, one of my goals is to learn about different deaf community around the world. It is not only for my own personal growth […]