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<Vance> who was anon 14?
Anonymous54 has joined the chat room.
<Anonymous54> hi.Maggie is here
<Anonymous54> what's going on?
<Vance> Oh, hi, I didn't see you there
<Vance> I was hiding under this toadstool here
<Anonymous54> well.r u talking now
<Vance> no i m not
<Vance> However, it was fun talking in French for a while
<Anonymous54> I wait for a long time
<Anonymous54> Did u talk with Michael?
<Vance> MaggiEEEE I thought you were Maggi
<Vance> See, I'm confused
<Vance> I'm talking ot Maggi on ICQ
<Vance> I'll invite her here
<Vance> You're on ICQ aren't you?
<Vance> Oh ok. I saw Maggi online, and I saw Maggie in the chat
<Vance> and I thought you were the same
<Vance> But no matter. Now you are here.
<Vance> And Maggi is on her way
<Anonymous54> I am waitting.
<Anonymous54> Sorry ,I don't use ICQ
<Vance> And where are you exactly?
<Anonymous54> you mean ?
<Anonymous54> I am at home
Anonymous83 has joined the chat room.
<Vance> I just looked up your web page. You say you are in the
south of China
Anonymous83 is now known as Mad.
<Vance> MAD is Margaret Ann Doty, also known as Maggi
<Anonymous54> This is Maggieeeee
<Mad> Maggie right?
<Anonymous54> I am in a small city near Hong Kong
<Mad> there is a small city near Hong Kong?
<Vance> I've been to Quangchou, but that's not a small city
<Anonymous54> I haven't been there before.
<Vance> You can change your name if you like.
<Vance> You write MAGGIE in the name space and click
Anonymous54 is now known as Maggie.
<Mad> good girl
<Maggie> OK I did it.
<Mad> Nice to meet you Maggie!
<Maggie> Where r u Vance?
<Vance> I see Kay online too. I'll let her know where we are.
<Maggie> Same to meet u too
<Vance> I'm in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
<Vance> I'm an American working at a language school here.
<Vance> (Kay left :-(
<Vance> What do you do, Maggie? Student? Worker?
<Maggie> I will go to university this year
<Vance> Which university will you go to?
<Maggie> I want to be a doctor...or I don't know
<Mad> what kind of doctor?
<Maggie> Maybe the doctors help women to born their babies
<Mad> that would be a very rewarding job...
<Vance> A doctor who helps women have babies ...
<Mad> there is no wonder better than a baby being born
<Maggie> Is it?
<Mad> the technical term is gynocologist....:-)
<Mad> I know...I haqd one
<Vance> or midwife ... a lot of them here ..
<Mad> I only had midwives..
<Maggie> what 's midwies?
<Vance> A midwife isn't a gynecologist ...
<Vance> A midwife is someone who specializes in being present
at the birth
<Mad> it is usually a woman who helps.
<Mad> she is not trained to be a doctor
<Maggie> I see...Gynecologist
<Mad> but I like them better
<Vance> A gynecologist is more an internal specialist, isn't he /
<Mad> well...that depends
<Vance> A midwife wouldn't be able to solve problems internally,
<Mad> it is for the overall care of the female
<Maggie> well .Maggi u have a kid?
<Vance> We both have kids
<Mad> yes...my son is 17 now
<Vance> mine are 15 and 21
<Mad> Vance has two...but he didn't have them!
<Maggie> why did u say that?
<Mad> men don't have babies
<Vance> She means I didn't give birth to them.
<Maggie> ok .I see
<Vance> Let's do a fill in the blank exercise!
<Vance> Here's the first problem ...
<Vance> You'll have to excuse Maggi, she
<Vance> You'll have to excuse Maggi she's a little ....
<Mad> a little what?
<Vance> (fill in the blank)
<Vance> Maggi and I are very good friends and we joke around a
<Mad> that's the question
<Vance> (LOL = laugh out loud)
<Mad> try crazy
<Vance> Crazy would fit.
<Maggie> I knew it yesterday
<Maggie> I meant "lol"
<Maggie> I chated yesterday.
<Mad> depends what your definition of crazy is...:-)
<Mad> silly man
<Vance> You'll have to excuse Vance, he's a little (silly?)
<Maggie> sometimes I don't understand what u r talking about.
<Mad> a different sense of humor...you see he is crazy toooo:-)
<Maggie> Ijust know a few words.
<Vance> I am keeping a log of this, so you can go back and read
<Vance> I can email it to you.
<Mad> don't worry Maggie
<Maggie> oh...thanks so much
<Maggie> and what's your job Maggi?
<Mad> I teach Business English in companies
<Mad> I am freelance.
<Maggie> so all of u are English teachers.
<Maggie> what's freelance?
<Vance> I taught ESL for 20 years but now I set up computers for
<Maggie> that's a cool thing ,,,expecialy for me
<Mad> freelance means I do not have a permanant job with a
<Mad> I can teach to anyone
<Vance> A lance is a spear used by knights.
<Vance> A knight who would fight for anyone was a "free lance"
<Maggie> u know what,I told that I had some English teachers in
internet.They are surprised
<Mad> So, you think I stab my students eh? LOL
<Vance> This would account for Maggi's sharp tongue.
<Maggie> oh,just a minute.I will be back soon
<Vance> Anyone can have teachers on the Internet!
<Mad> (looking in the mirror...hmmmm)
<Vance> mirror mirror on the wall ...
<Vance> LOUD CRACK!
<Vance> Maggi, you keep dropping offline ...
<Mad> that was your mirror that crackled...
<Vance> What's all this glass doing here?
<Mad> I had to send some msg's that hung
<Mad> lover too
<Vance> I'm gonna have to go soon or walk home
<Mad> you like to run...:-)
<Maggie> just for keep fit?
<Vance> I'm at work. I'm wearing a tie.
<Mad> and keep his heart in shape
<Mad> take it off
<Vance> To leave here I have to walk or drive to the gate where
there's a guardpost
<Vance> From there i can get a cab
<Vance> So my colleague is leaving and I want to hitch a ride
<Mad> man...they lock you up at work eh?
<Maggie> Will u leave Vance?
<Vance> You gals can talk ...
<Vance> Hi, yes I'm going to have to leave or walk
<Mad> I have a lot of work to do too...
<Vance> Usually I drive my car but it's in the shop now.
<Maggie> u haven't got a car?
<Maggie> well.If u have a lot of work to do.Just do it
<Mad> it is being fixed
<Vance> I have a car, but it's getting a tune up
<Mad> I'm trying Maggie
<Vance> So I don't have it now
<Maggie> trying what?
<Mad> to get the work done
<Maggie> I have a bike.
<Maggie> Bike means a car to me
<Mad> it is too cold here for a bike
<Mad> but a good idea
<Vance> When I have visited China, I almost always rent a bike.
<Maggie> Cause I am still a student
<Mad> any people here ride bikes in the city
<Maggie> u did visited China?
<Vance> I have visited China several times.
<Vance> I've been to Kashgar or Kashi in the western provinces
<Vance> I've been to Beijing
<Mad> learn any Chinese Vance?
<Vance> I've been to Hong Kong several times and to Quangchou
<Maggie> cool..u know what ...i havent been to Beijin
<Vance> ni how (that's about it)
<Maggie> I just been to Hong Kong..and Shanhai..and so on.
<Vance> I liked Beijing very much. Why don't you take a train up
<Mad> it's a start
<Maggie> Well it takes a long time for me to go to beijin by train
<Mad> do the Chinese spell it Beijin?
<Maggie> I don't know.Just a minute
<Maggie> Sorry.It is spell Beijing.
<Maggie> I made a mistake again
<Maggie> What do u think about China?
<Vance> I really like traveling in China.
<Maggie> Oh,I am happy to hear that.
<Mad> I would love to visit...I learned Chinese in school.
<Vance> It's inexpensive and exotic
<Vance> Why did you learn Chinese, Maggi?
<Maggie> I read a book which it is talked about a girl travel in
<Maggie> And the girl is from USA
<Mad> I wanted to be one of the first journalists allowed in China.
<Vance> When was that?
<Vance> When I first visited China I took a train from Hong Kong,
and there were signs up saying "No foreigners beyond this point"
<Mad> late 60's...still the cultural revolution...China was closed.
<Vance> Now it's pretty free to travel there.
<Vance> First time? Maybe around 1980.
<Maggie> I was not in the world in the cultural revolution.
<Vance> I was there when Tianenmen was raided (by
<Maggie> But my parents suffered the pain.
<Vance> I have read some very sad stories about that.
<Mad> it was confusing time for us outside China...
<Maggie> My mum said that many people were killed in her
<Vance> This sounds interesting, but my colleague is leaving ...
<Mad> we never knew actually what happened...mostly just
reports from people who came out somehow
<Vance> I would like to hear more.
<Mad> bye Vance
<Maggie> who leave?
<Mad> Vance is going
<Maggie> r u free now?
<Vance> I've got to go. Maggie, we've been discussing China and
its policies toward macau and hong kong
<Vance> Do you have any opinions based on your parents
<Maggie> If not u can go too.It doesn't matter
<Vance> Report to me later. There's a third guy who wants to go
<Vance> and he needs the phone line
<Vance> Maggi can keep a log if she likes
<Vance> see you guys ...
<Maggie> Well.I don't know much about it too.I also know much of
it from the history book
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