We are happy to let you know that we will be at the Deaf Asian Festival in Downtown Los Angeles! The good news is that it’s FREE admission.

Please come by our booth, ‘By Mara Collection’ and check it out! We have many interesting tees to sell along with other products as well, such as totes.

June 12, 2010 | Saturday @ 9am - 5pm
(Japanese American Cultural and Community Center)
244 South San Pedro Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Little Tokyo - LA downtown)

For more information about the Deaf Asian Festival, please go to the website: www.deafasia.org

And, check out ByMara’s website at: www.bymaracollection.com

If you have any questions regarding ByMara, please email info@bymaracollection.com or RachelTan@bymaracollection.com.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Deaf Nation in Pomona, CA
May 1, 2010

This is my second time selling HANDSHAPES at Deaf Nation in Pomona and I want to share my experience with you .

I want to say Thank you to my team, Jonathan Reyes, Rachel Tan, and Chris Peter for working with me at this event. Customers visited our booth throughout the day. It was pretty busy. We missed taking a lunch break but we had a great dinner together. GOOD NEWS- we reached our goal so we decided to call the event a success.

Shopping Experience

Our first customer was a deaf guy who bought a tee from the new line of Paha shirts. He wore it right after he purchased it. I guess he was proud to wear the Paha! shirt at Deaf Nation.

A teenage girl wanted to wear the “Don’t scream I am not that deaf” tee. She went to the cash table with her deaf mother. Her mother thought the shirt was free and she told her daughter “ YOU DO NOT NEED THIS SHIRT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT DEAF”. The teen did not buy the shirt and she was really sad.

I wondered why the girl would want this shirt. I guess that she wanted to give a message to her parents, who may have been talking to her in a loud voice. I tend to talk to my parents in a loud voice too. Maybe they would want to wear this shirt. Funny!!

The crowning moment of this day was my interview with the LA Times reporter. Her article about me came out the following day.

Check out the website:

The by MARA team and I are looking forward to the next Deaf World Expo in July 19-23 2010. We hope to see you all in Vegas!