2:54pm – 27 November 2019 I arrived at Paddington Station, purchased my train tickets to Newbury for the upcoming Friday. Then, I went to Starbucks to get some vanilla latte with almond milk intending to write something for this blog. It was really a hard day for me because as soon I woke up in the morning, I dressed quickly and hurried to the gym. Returning … Continue reading Since November 2019…
Who would have thought that I would spend over two months in Canada? I never expected that I would be in a different country, away from family and friends in the UK, for quite so much time. I had a great time, however, there are negative as well as positive moments when learning who you are, and where you want to be in life. Ever … Continue reading I Must be Proactive – My Journey in Canada
You’re probably thinking what are you talking about Thomas? Why can’t you just make the first move if that’s what you’re referring to. Well here’s the thing, I am not talking about boy meeting a girl or a girl meeting a boy. I am talking about my cochlear implants. I know they are quite an interesting piece of technology to look at. But do you … Continue reading Should I approach and ask him or should I just look at him?
February is my favourite month! Guess why! Both of my parents celebrate their birthdays in February! Some of you may be aware of my dad’s passing in December. Next week, he would have been celebrating his birthday. As I went through his belongings, I came across a page on which he had written a bit about himself. Although he had told me a lot about … Continue reading Both of my parents influenced and inspired me in many ways.
Happy New Year to all my family and friends. I often wonder when it is acceptable to greet new people and wish them A Happy New Year. A week or a month? I would say a week though others think a month. It has been a while since I have uploaded a post so I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year! … Continue reading My Tribute to My Father.
I was having a conversation with my Dad about deaf people entering research and thought I made a few good points about why, indeed, we need to see more of it. Research makes a difference – when I was doing an autoethnographic study as a research project, my supervisors were shocked when they heard my story for the first time. My experiences in sport really … Continue reading Why Deaf People Should Go Into Research?
The last time I uploaded a blog post was when I went to Canada and, since then, I decided to take a break from social media for about three months. It was a time when I wanted to focus on my master’s project and people whom I met in Vancouver, inspired me in many different ways on what path or career I want to take. … Continue reading I’m Back! Starting a New Chapter.
Last night, I was watching a short film called The Silent Child. The film is about Shenton’s own experiences as the child of a parent who became deaf. The film features profoundly deaf six-year-old first-time actor Maisie Sly as the titular child. British Sign Language (BSL) is used in the film and her parent believe speech-language would help a “deaf” child with a better life and … Continue reading My views about The Silent Child Film
Super excited about my upcoming speech at the science festival 24th March at my university, Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge! As I will be sharing my experience in sport and discuss how we could encourage coaches to coach disabled athletes. It’s free and I hope you guys would be able to attend! To book: https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/tales-being-alien-sport-impairing-common-senses Continue reading Tales of being an alien in sport: impairing common sense(s).
It has been a while since I decided to write. Before you get started, I just want you to know that it is going to be personal. As some of you probably know I went back home in the Caribbean last month. Before I already planned to go back, I lost someone who was like a mother to me. I was absolutely devastated because losing … Continue reading Montserrat is my home and always will be.