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Hi! I want to discuss the use of English words in blogs. I use the word that has the right meaning, that fits perfectly, that has a good rhythm in the sentence. I don’t use words to be stuck up or proud or to look at you and laugh you off if you don’t understand. No, no. (Pause).
Why am I signing this here in this vlog? I’m practicing signing. I need to improve, so I practice. Now, last year, I started to read deafread.com. I read all the blogs and learned from each of them. A lot to think about, yes. And I saw all the vlogs…but I didn’t understand signing. Not all vlogs are captioned. I would ask, “What are you saying,” and some people would say “Never mind. Go and learn signing first.” I was like…Okaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy. But one person said, “I don’t caption my vlogs. Why? I’m not confident in my English.”
I was shocked, I mean absolutely shocked. I would have never thought maybe that person doesn’t know, isn’t confident in his English. New thought for me. I thought about that for a while. OK. I understand that. It’s alright.
…If you’re not confident in your English skills, then practice! I absolutely won’t laugh. Never be ashamed of your English skills…or your signing skills! I’m not ashamed…I just don’t know [signing]…but I learn and I practice. If you’re not confident in your skills, then practice! Write, and put up your blogs…I’ll read them…I’ll learn from them. I’ll understand them. Just never be ashamed. Never. Just practice. We all must practice different things.
I forgot how to say what I wanted to sign…I practice in the shower, thinking and signing..and that comes out better than here! Oh well.
Anyway, I just wanted to say practice…we all practice, we’ll improve together. Right?
See ya later!