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22:10:56 - Opening Log
Because the EFI Palace space is still down it took a while to find a room to meet. Michael and Maggi and Ying Lan eventually found each other.
MichaelC: There you are!
Maggi: well...there you are...:-)
MichaelC: I just told Ying to try and come here too.
Maggi: she said she doesn't have much time
MichaelC: So is she coming?
Maggi: take a load off my feet...
MichaelC: Your own private sofa eh?
Maggi: I don't know
Maggi: ah...thqt's more comfortwble
MichaelC: This is a pretty public space....maybe we can wait here a few minutes and then try and find somewhere more private...
Maggi: no one here anyway...more private...why Michael...
Maggi: no one here...more private...why Micahel..:-)
Maggi: there is an echo here
MichaelC: I was just talking to Ying....
Maggi: should we visit a fantaqsy room perhaps...
MichaelC: ....well other folks occasionally drop by here.
MichaelC: And my screen says there are 19 people here. I wonder where they are?
Maggi: playing games or in the fantqsy rooms
Maggi: daffy needs to learn how to spell (Maggi's avatar for the session was Daffy Duck)
Maggi: Hi Ying
MichaelC: YL can't find us....hello Ying!
Ying-Lan: Finally, I find you!
Ying-Lan: Hi, micaelc and Maggi.
MichaelC: Ying - does Bora want to join us? (Bora is a former EFI student who is thinking about rejoining us.)
Maggi: well...mc is a man and doesn't give the best directions...:-)
Ying-Lan: Yes, she does.
Ying-Lan: Do you leave message to her?
MichaelC: Not yet. I'll find out......
Maggi: give the man time...:-)
Maggi: so Ying..how goes it?
Ying-Lan: How goes it? It means how are you?
Ying-Lan: Bora is off line now.
Maggi: yes it does...
Maggi: good...you see...guessed the meaning from context...
Ying-Lan: So so.... To be or not to be is a question.
MichaelC: OK - I won't worry about Bora now.
Maggi: so how be you?
Ying-Lan: My mother go out to buy some stuff for my young brother's wedding.
Maggi: what is a wedding like in Taiwan?
MichaelC: A wedding? A big occasion?
Ying-Lan: My father are playing Ma-John with his friends. We have not eaten dinner.
Maggi: I'm hungry too!
Ying-Lan: I will cook for him later.... I will leave here early tonight.
MichaelC: We spell it Mah-jong (I think) in English. So are you hungry Ying?!
Ying-Lan: A little.
Ying-Lan: Michaelc , Do you play it? I am a Chinese, but I don't know how to play it.
MichaelC: You said your brother is getting married......
Ying-Lan: Yes, he does.
Maggi: Yes...Bettina and I read some interesting things about weddings and funerals in Taiwan.
Ying-Lan: Tell me more... what do you think about wedding in Taiwan?
Maggi: I know how to play it...it is fun!
MichaelC: I don't play mah-jong Ying. But my brother and friends play it every week and they're not Chinese either!
Maggi: It is popular here too!
Ying-Lan: It is fun? It always guess each other....
Maggi: That's fun...:-)
MichaelC: So what do you know about Taiwanese weddings maggi? I know nothing!
Maggi: it is ok to give money
Maggi: instead of a present
Ying-Lan: No.... money is a part of Wedding...
Maggi: more practical
MichaelC: That is also true of Vietnamese weddings.
MichaelC: When is the wedding Ying?
Ying-Lan: Jun. 21, 2000
Maggi: is it true Ying that some funerals have a strip tease to please the spirits...?
Ying-Lan: strip tease?
MichaelC: Now that sounds interesting!
Maggi: Oh...a summer wedding!
Ying-Lan: No. I spell wrong word.
Maggi: OH...mc is alert now1
MichaelC: I'm pretending to be Felix!
Maggi: YES...A TRUCK PULLS UP
Ying-Lan: I don't understand the strip tease.
MichaelC: Maggie will explain:
Maggi: a truck pulls up with an organ and girls who dance
Maggi: they then take their clothes off
Ying-Lan: It is not true.
Ying-Lan: It is not always like that!
Maggi: It is in a book
MichaelC: Sounds weird for a funeral.
Maggi: the reason is to please the spirits
MichaelC: is it sometimes like that Ying?
Maggi: oh...not always...but it sometimes happens?
Ying-Lan: It is common fashion before 10 years ago... but I have not seen those dancer for a long time.
MichaelC: I see.
Ying-Lan: It was common fashion before 10 years ago... but I have not seen those dancer for a long time.
MichaelC: Maggie is old fashioned!
Ying-Lan: And money is not all part of the weddings.
Maggi: good thing he didn't just say old...
MichaelC: Is your brother's wedding in january or June Yiong?
Maggi: June she sqid
Maggi: where were you...21st
Ying-Lan: We give money to girl's family just to thanks for they raise the beauty gril to be grown up.
Ying-Lan: We give money to girl's family just to thanks for they raise the gril to be grown up.
Maggi: to thank them
MichaelC: Bora is back online. I'll talk to her for a minute.....
Maggi: thqt they raqised her well
Maggi: that they rqised her well
Maggi: my fingers don't work
MichaelC: Looks like Ying got booted....(she was offline for a short while)
Maggi: those people are too much into beaquty
Maggi: people like Ying who have so much to offer get left out
MichaelC: I'm into beauty....
Maggi: well...you're a man
Ying-Lan: Bride will be a member of bridegroom's family...
MichaelC: Oh that's right. I keep forgetting...we're superficial.
Ying-Lan: In Taiwan, most of Bride's family do not receive money ....
MichaelC: You look lovely up there Ying!
Maggi: look past the cover...it's just your biology...not superficial
Ying-Lan: But Bridegroom's family still give big red to bride's family to thank them.
MichaelC: Thanks maggi. You're SO understanding!
Maggi: or bed?
Ying-Lan: red letter...
Ying-Lan: We put money into red letter.
Maggi: NO PROBLEM MC...
MichaelC: Red letter? Red envelope?
Maggi: oh yes...i READ AQBOUT THAT
Maggi: my fingers are going bananas
Ying-Lan: Bora is on line... you may go to icq chat room to talk to her.
Maggi: red envelope
Ying-Lan: I have to go to cook for my Dad
Ying-Lan: See you later.
Maggi: ok...happy cooking
Maggi: can't he cook?
MichaelC: OK Ying. Bye. See you next week somewhere!
(an unknown visitor drops in)
ASSASIN: whats up doc
Maggi: that got rid of him
MichaelC: Are you still with us Ying?
Maggi: still there mc?
Maggi: yes he is
Maggi: Let your father feed himself Ying
Maggi: I am cruel...:-)
MichaelC: YL won't answer this Maggi!
Maggi: I do this with my sone but he learned how to cook and loves to bake...
Maggi: well...don't blame her actually
MichaelC: Don't go way.....
Maggi: Wonder if he is saving this...hmmm
Maggi: Vance would be happy
MichaelC: I am saving this. I was just talking to Bora again. Do you remember her?
Maggi: Yes I do
Maggi: So, I will watch my mouth then
MichaelC: She is ready to return to the online world after having her baby.
MichaelC: Why watch your mouth?
Maggi: Needs a break from the diaqpers
Maggi: someone intelligent to talk to...
MichaelC: (we call 'em nappies)
Maggi: I know
MichaelC: What did you mean about watching your mouth?
Maggi: my mouth has a mind of it's own as you well know
Maggi: or do you?
MichaelC: So you're just referring to the usual problem!
Maggi: hmmm...that could be taken 2 ways
Maggi: I don't see it as q problem...do you?
Maggi: A PROBLEM
MichaelC: No! Bora can'te get the Palace working so won't be here.
Maggi: well...you can stop saving then
Maggi: now we cn get down to the nitty gritty
MichaelC: It's a beaustiful warm night here so I am going to have a champagne outside by the pool!
(another unknown visitor drops in)
.§weet .§tuff: eh?
Maggi: oh...and not invite me?!
MichaelC: Well if you were here...really here!
Maggi: YOU WOULD?
MichaelC: Of course. Funny how the passers-by don't stay long - thankfully!
Maggi: well...one look at me and whoosh
MichaelC: And again LOL!
Maggi: or my biting comments
Maggi: are you laughing at my looks...?
MichaelC: I think we're a tad too serios for the average Palacer!
Maggi: I resemble that you know
MichaelC: I'm laughing at your comment re outsiders coing in and seeign Daffy!
Maggi: but I have met some youngsters who could write a complete sentence
MichaelC: I know...there are some...
Maggi: but i AM daqffy
MichaelC: OK OK You are Daffy.
Maggi: daffy...why the q keeps getting in there
Maggi: my little finger is overworked
MichaelC: Time to go poolside (like Vance with his balcony beer)
Maggi: ok...what the hay...I have a pile of work to do
Maggi: and cook
MichaelC: Not me mate. Still on holidays.....
Maggi: among other thingws
MichaelC: I'll see you next week Maggi.
Maggi: how much longer/
MichaelC: Another 2 weeks.
Maggi: but enjoy it
MichaelC: Feels fair to me. It's summer time here remember. Night Maggi.
Maggi: night...slaap lekker..
23:02:57 - Closing Log
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