I knew American Sign Language.
Betcha didn’t know that?
Like all my languages I’ve ever learned (French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish.. and ASL), I didn’t put too much effort into it and eventually lost it all.
Now, aside from Chinese which I could have practiced everyday with anyone around me, I chose not to because I dislike the Chinese language (and please don’t lecture me about racism.. I am Chinese after all) and French… well, I never practiced French after high school. Spanish was a gone show and I was never really into it.
American Sign Language, however, was something I wish to continue. The hardest part was finding a community that I could practice with. I knew no one that spoke ASL and despite my researches, I couldn’t find a deaf/hard of hearing community.
Since I lost majority of my memories of sign, I’m slowly starting to miss it. I’m considering taking part time classes at a local community college to gain it back and have people to practice with.
Once I pay off my current school debts 😦
But, honestly, ASL is one of the most beautiful languages I’ve ever learned. It’s actually not even that hard to learn. I highly recommend picking up ASL for those who want to learn something new.