One Year ... The Journey from West to East (old post)
The Chronicles of Gilberto Hello fellow readers! It's been a long time since I last did a blog. It's been a busy time and a wonderful one at that. The journey of my life has been paved from the west to the east of these United States of America. There were so many adventures before we packed up and moved from California to New Jersey. The first was my fiancĂ©'s graduation from UCI. I'm so proud...
Wed, Feb 19 2014
Ah, Peak Season at Disney/Work
The Chronicles of Gilberto Hello everyone, been a busy summer for me so far. Sad news was I didn't get the part I wanted at Deaf West Theatre, but sincerely wish the one that received he role big success and everyone in the cast wonderful wishes for a big production. I can't wait to go see it myself when it opens up. So this meant, not more driving down to Hollywood (which is kind of a good thi...
Wed, Jul 15 2009
Life so Far, So Good in the Early Month of July
The Chronicles of Gilberto I would say Life has been good so far. I was kind of disappointed in not getting the role of Orin in the Deaf West Production of "Children of a Lesser God." It was an interesting experience though to participate in the process of the pre-production of a theatrical play at a great company. I will like to congratulate the person who got the role (it was down to two peop...
Thu, Jul 09 2009
The Chronicles of Gilberto Today at 11:20AM I went to audition for the play "Children of a Lesser God" for the role of Orin. It was my very first time auditioning professionally. I had a fun time with it. Possible callbacks on Thursday! I will keep you all posted! This might be a start of something good, if I don't get it, the experience was very much worth it! Until next time, I'll keep you up...
Mon, Jun 22 2009
The Chronicles of Gilberto May 28, 2009, Hollywood, California. Candice came with me to my Deaf West Acting Program class. She enjoyed watching our class and it was Suanne Spoke’s last class and she was a wonderful teacher and person to have in our program. I am glad Candice get to see her. Ed Waterstreet stopped by to observe our class. We enjoyed the teachings of Suanne Spoke and will miss ...
Tue, Jun 02 2009
Newport Beach Film Festivel and Deaf West Theatre Acting...
The Chronicles of Gilberto Here is my latest Vlog, which I haven't been posting a lot of these. I like doing blogs because I love to write. But with my experience with Vlogs, I am still a newbie and I am trying my best to make these Vlogs understandable and edited just right. Roughly put together, but immersed with The Chronicles of Gilberto will do this post justice. A lot has happened this pa...
Mon, Apr 27 2009
Deaf West Acting Program - My Visit
The Chronicles of Gilberto Out of the blue, I decided to go ahead and take a ride down to North Hollywood and find the location of Deaf West Theatre. We took the 5 North all the way till we got to the Hollywood freeways. Passing the Dodgers Stadium and getting on the 134 freeway passing the Walt Disney Studios was neat. A bunch of other movie studios were on the way as well. I was excited to be...
Wed, Apr 22 2009
Soreson Video Phone - Technology Benefits the Deaf
The Chronicles of Gilberto Hello, I would like to talk about technology and how it has helped the Deaf in so many ways. With technology rapidly improving and becoming more mobile, the access to information and being in contact with others has greatly improved for all people, especially the Deaf. Back then, Deaf people have used what we called Telephone Devices for the Deaf (TDD) and it was a ph...
Sun, Apr 19 2009
Deaf West Theatre Acting Program
The Chronicles of Gilberto Hello you all, I am sorry for not posting anything lately. I have been busy at work, been working alot of hours at Disneyland -- recent places I worked at at Disneyland include Adventureland Bazaar, Main Street's China Closet, and Penny Arcade which is the Candy Place on Main Street. Mainly I have been working alot of hours at the Main Street Emporium and have been ha...
Wed, Apr 15 2009
The Chronicles of Gilberto Center Theatre Group and Deaf West Theatre knows how to put on a great show! Since Deaf West and Center Theatre Group merge to create Deaf-musicals, they have been successful at what they do. The previous Sleeping Beauty Wakes got huge reviews and the first one that I saw at Mark Taper Forum was Big River. starring Tyrone Giodran. He again does the role of Pippin an...
Mon, Mar 16 2009
I'm Going to See Pippin!
The Chronicles of Gilberto Deaf West Theatre Production of Pippin at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, California is Friday Night and I am going! I am excited to see this neat Musical featuring both Deaf and Hearing Actors. The Link to the Show's Web Page: [link] Friday night, Candice, Kaisa, and I are going to see the show, "Pippin" -- a musicl featuring both Deaf and Hearing actors at the ...
Thu, Mar 12 2009
Hope for the Best
The Chronicles of Gilberto Ah, Happy Friday! Today is Friday, but this is not the coming day of relaxation or looking forward to the weekend. For me it’s my work night and tomorrow night as well. At least I will get Sunday off. On Sunday, it will be the start of a new month. Since this is a short month with just 28 days for February. Sunday will be March 1st, and it will be a start of a new mon...
Fri, Feb 27 2009
Dorm Life Friends -- The Ideal Advisor
The Chronicles of Gilberto What does one do when someone is away from family and the main communication is not really there? When someone seeks advice from family, but seeks it elsewhere? What does one do when it becomes obvious that the advice is not rapid and not given right away because one has to wait till the weekend to seek that advice from family members who live far, far away? In this c...
Wed, Jul 09 2008
Being Deaf and the Essence of Music
The Chronicles of Gilberto Around 1796 Ludwig van Beethoven began to lose his hearing which made it hard for him to perceive and appreciate music. For one thing one of the most beloved Classical composer has not always been deaf, he was born normal and created numerous pieces of music that created a beautiful world for him. Many of his symphonies spoke of vibrant tones in his stories that playe...
Sun, Jun 29 2008
My First Vlog
The Chronicles of Gilberto Here it is: This is my First Vlog. For those of you who are bloggers and are new to Vlogs ... like me! I am new at this blogging and now I discovered how to make Vlogs. Video Blogs. Since the Deaf world realize on visualizations to communicate -- what better way to promote their words through the language of ASL through Video. With Vlogs, sort videos can be a diary of...
Fri, Jun 06 2008
CSDR - Home Away From Home
The Chronicles of Gilberto CSDR - Home Away from HomeJust sitting here thinking about my past, thinking about how much time has flown by. Here I am sitting here at UCI in the Education Resource Center, eating my lunch and reminiscence about the old days. Thinking back to when I was a teen and being in a school at Riverside, California where my roots were planted and where my personality grew to...
Wed, Jun 04 2008
The Language of the Deaf - ASL
The Chronicles of Gilberto Hello again to everyone, I am complete with a persuasive paper that I have worked on for one of my classes. The topic was ASL, of course, and I acknowledged that ASL is indeed a language. ASL is one of the many beautiful languages out there. In my persusasive piece I labled ASL as a language in it's own right. For many centuries when ASL was evolved from the basis of ...
Wed, May 21 2008
The Chronicles of Gilberto Since I was born with some hearing and able to pick up speech, I was able to fit in with the world of hearing. Sometimes, my identity of who I am was a constant struggle. Fitting in with the world that depended on voices to be heard was hard. I could hear a bit with the assistance of hearing aids. Since I was 2 years old, wearing hearing aids made me be able to grow u...
Tue, May 13 2008
My First Blog
The Chronicles of Gilberto So, for my first blog I have decided to tell you a little about myself. My Name is Gilberto. I am in the credential program at UCI. I would like to be a high school English teacher which is weird since I am Deaf. If you don't know, American Sign Language (ASL) is NOT English. I am currently writing a persuasive essay arguing that ASL is in fact a language. Believe it ...
Tue, May 13 2008
My Hands - A Poem
The Chronicles of Gilberto To be able to comprehend the notion of ASL for Deaf people, we must be able to express ourselves through ASL and that is itself a visual language. This is why vlogs (video blogs) are catching up in the Deaf-World. With the idea of sign language and video, Deaf people are able to share ideas with the world. The idea of the Internet has caught up with vlogs, and this is...
Tue, May 13 2008
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