Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Monday, 26 March 2007

Still snow...

23 March: We still have snow here in Sweden right now...
Here are some pics from my beautiful Sweden! Me and my work staff made an excursion today. Lovely day, + 5 C degrees and sunny!

Friday, 23 March 2007

What Sign Language do we sign here in Sweden??

Last night, I chatted with a deaf guy from Canada. I showed him my Sign Language videos in Youtube. He watched them, and then he asked me:
"I don't understand your ASL. You sign too fast" he said.

What?? ASL??

"Excuse me! My videos, I didn't sign ASL in any of them!"

"Then what is it? Greek?" he asked.

"No, it's Swedish Sign Language. We sign Swedish Sign Language here in Sweden!" I told him.

"Huh?" he said.

I had to explain to him, every country has it's own Sign Language. Here in Sweden we sign Swedish Sign Language, and in USA and Canada they sign ASL, which is very different from Swedish Sign Language. He didn't know it before?

Anyway, later we chatted some about traffic and cars. He said to me: "Europe is very strange, you in Sweden drive on the wrong side of the road, you drive on the left."

WTF?? We drive on the left side of the road? Sigh... I had to explain to him again, here in Sweden we drive on the right and in England they drive on the left.
He seems to mix up all the countries in Europe. Thinks that Europe is only one country...

Annoying... sigh....

Monday, 19 March 2007

Deaf people from 1913

Deaf people in USA is now discussing the sign "deaf-close". Some don't like this sign, other thinks it's ok, other says it belongs to Deaf history. Lots of discussions over there.

Anyway, we here in Sweden don't use this sign, so it doesn't relate to us. The most interesting thing here, is this old film, with deaf people signing in American Sign Langauge. I "borrowed" this film from Barb.

This film is from 1913!

Wow that old film! I'm surprised deaf have filmed themselves that long ago, and saved it until now! Very important to preserve Deaf History for the future. And in this film you can see how deaf signed a long time ago, very interesting!

I wonder if UK or Sweden have that old films of/by/from deaf people here?

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

My introduction in BSL

I've made a BSL video as a test, enjoy! What do you think of my BSL? Is my BSL OK or is it crap? Please don't be too hard to me if I made some mistake of some sign or grammar! lol

Sunday, 11 March 2007

My weather diary

Translated from my Swedish Sign Language:
"Today 11th March. Today now -2 C cold. Last night have been snowed. Now fog. White everywhere. See lake there. Ice there. See you later,have a nice day, bye!"

Here's another pic of that day. With fog and everything.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

About the digital TV switchover and my new videophone

I'm signing in Swedish Sign Language. Last week, I was to the Deaf Club, there was a lecture about the digital TV switchover. The switchover here in Sweden is on May 14th 2007 at 18.00 in the evening. Those who live in apartments, don't need to do anything since their TV:s are already prepared for the switchover. But those who live in houses, must buy a digital box, the lecturer told us.

Finally I will get my videophone! The jobcentre has approved me a videophone, so I will get it in about 3 weeks.

By the way, it's time to go to the hairdresser...

Monday, 5 March 2007

About the eclipse of the moon and about CI

In this video, I'm talking about the eclipse of the moon, I forgot all about it! Oopps! To tired and went to bed early that night and forgot all about the moon... I will try to see it next year February 2008.

I also talk about a man, he always ask me to get a CI. I told him that I don't want a CI, no need for it. I prefer Sign Language. He can get CI himself, I don't care as long as he don't force it on other people.