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The chat took place in Vance's chat room at http://www.homestead.com/vstevens/
Anonymous46 has joined the chat room.
Anonymous46 is now known as Ying.
<Maggi> Hi Ying!
<Ying> This is Ying. Hello
<Ying> Sorry for being late.
<Maggi> No problem
<Vance> Hi Ying Lan.
<Ying> Hi, Maggi. Are you talking to Vance?
<Vance> That's me.
<Maggi> Vance and I were just chewing the cud...:-)
<Ying> Chewing the cud?
<Maggi> like cows
<Vance> What a choice of words!
<Maggi> just standing around working our jaws
<Maggi> that's me Vance...:-)
<Vance> It's the movement a calf makes when taking it's mothers
milk (movement with its mouth)
<Ying> Jaw = talking
<Maggi> well...you jumped a bit...:-)
<Maggi> I was talking about chewing grass...LOL
<Ying> maggi , who is you?
<Vance> jaw is the bone at the bottom of your face, the one with
your teeth in it.
<Maggi> cud is definitely not dring milk
<Maggi> it means talking Ying...yes
<Vance> Ah, it's the part the milk comes from ???
<Maggi> he is being silly now...
<Maggi> ever tasted mother's finest Vance?
<Vance> No, I'm not. What is cud exactly?
<Maggi> That big mess of grass that cows chew
<Vance> oh (so how was Ying Lan supposed to know that)
<Maggi> well I thought you would...she got it...it meant we were
<Ying> I was looking for my dictionary when I watched out the
phrase "chew the cud".
<Vance> I was too, just now.
<Maggi> you tried to undrstand from context...good Ying!
<Ying> Really!... you are a native speaker!
<Maggi> even we don't know everything!
<Vance> I know the expression well, meaning to talk
<Vance> But I never stopped to wonder what a cud was
<Maggi> he didn't know what the cud was maybe
<Vance> I assumed it had to do with drinking milk
<Vance> Same mouth movement, talking
<Maggi> they chew forever
<Maggi> ever watched cows chewing grass?
<Vance> Too long for my attention span ...
<Maggi> sucking and talking involve different uses of your
<Ying> I never watched cows chewing grass... only on TV.
<Maggi> guess you don't like fishing either Vance
<Vance> Watching cows chew grass on tv, that would REALLY be
a challenge to my attention span!
<Maggi> not if there was a naked woman nearby
<Vance> What is she talking about, Ying Lan?
<Maggi> still there guys?
<Maggi> why do you think they have those beautiful woman lying
all over cars
<Vance> Why is it so dark in here?
<Ying> why is it so dark in here>
<Maggi> turn on the light
<Maggi> open your eyes
<Vance> There, that's better (that was a good idea)
<Vance> (why didn't I think of that?)
<Vance> MUCH easier to type now that I can see the keyboard!
<Maggi> short attention span probaly :-)
<Vance> I'll have to do it this way next time, as well.
<Ying> Vance..... how's your traveling?
<Maggi> he has jet lag
<Ying> Jet lag? In USA?
<Vance> True, Bobbi and I have been having trouble sleeping.
<Vance> We're 12 hours different from California in Abu Dhabi.
<Vance> I'm back in Abu Dhabi now.
<Vance> It's nice to be home.
<Maggi> that will give you jet lag
<Maggi> it's about the same to here...
<Vance> We take melatonin before bed. It's a natural substance
that helps you sleep properly.
<Maggi> ...we were out of whack for about a week...
<Ying> You like to live in Abu Dhabe..
<Vance> Yes, I like Abu Dhabi quite a lot.
<Maggi> gives you color too!
<Vance> Come visit some time.
<Maggi> not in the summer
<Vance> What gives you color, Maggi?
<Vance> This time of year is very pleasant. It's about 17-20
<Vance> Sun is shining. Clear blue skies.
<Ying> Is it Spring?
<Maggi> sun is ahining here too.
<Maggi> 17-20 is very nice
<Vance> It's coming onto winter.
<Maggi> it is winter
<Maggi> one thing that gives me color is the sun studio...the
others I won't mention
<Vance> Ying Lan, do you understand what Maggi is talking
<Ying> NO... what's color?
<Ying> sun studio
<Maggi> a big machine you lie in and it is like at the beach
<Maggi> and it makes you browner
<Maggi> 12 minutes every 2 weeks
<Ying> You like to be borwner....
<Maggi> only now that it is cold I may go once a week to warm up
<Maggi> not really...that is just the side benefit
<Maggi> I go for the light and warmth
<Ying> That's a good idea to warm up...
<Maggi> it is dark here
<Ying> Turn on your light...
<Maggi> the days are very short in the winter
<Maggi> not the same thing
<Maggi> it is not natual light
<Ying> It is strange for me .... to live in short days or long days...
<Vance> Right here
<Maggi> long days in the summer are wonderful
<Maggi> talk to Ying...I'll be right back
<Ying> When I was travelling in Finland... I was wonder the days
long in summer night.
<Vance> Is there much seasonal change in Taiwan in winter?
<Ying> Not so much... the tree are still green.. some are falling..
<Ying> But it is cold sometimes.
<Ying> For example... it is 17--23 degree these days.. but it will be
very cold tomorrow night said by weather report.
<Vance> Here it's not going to get much colder.
<Vance> Are you in T'ai-chung? I'm looking at the weather report.
<Ying> Yes, I am.
<Ying> Felix is on line now.
<Vance> I'll send him our url
<Ying> What is the weather report?
<Vance> The weather.com forecast is for range of 57 to 73
degrees for Mon and Tue.
<Ying> 57 to 73
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<Ying> Is it cold or worm?
Anonymous52 has joined the chat room.
Anonymous52 is now known as Felix.
<Felix> Hi all.... How are you being doing?
<Vance> That's farenheit. To get centigrade you double it,
subtract 10% and add 32
<Ying> hi Felix
<Vance> Hi Felix.
<Vance> Nice to see you
<Felix> a Math class Vance?
<Maggi> Hi Felix!
<Felix> I am so sad I wont be able to join you again for a long
time. snif snif
<Vance> Yes, we found we weren't doing so well teaching
English, so we decided to try Math for a while.
<Maggi> don't cry Felix
<Ying> ARE You Kiding?
<Maggi> you will always be in our thoughts
<Felix> Good.... So I have a math question for you... If 1 + 2 = 3,
then 2+3 = 4 right? LOL
<Felix> yes Ying. we are kidding
<Vance> No, if 1+2=3 then 3+4=7
<Maggi> you multiply by 9 divide by 5 and add 32
<Felix> Vance.. I am impressed.. You are GOOD at History.. LOL
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<Vance> But you can double it, sub 10% and add 32 in your head
<Maggi> I just use both systems as is
<Vance> Felix, when do you have to leave?
<Maggi> but that is a good trick
<Felix> Let me try..... Now I think it is about 35 Celsius here.. So
35 x 2 = 70 - 7 = 63 + 32 = 95 F .. Is that correct?
<Felix> I have to leave this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
<Vance> You got it. See? We can teach math a lot better than we
<Maggi> some of us...:-)
<Vance> Wow, so soon?! What do your family think?
<Felix> I used to give my student math questions in English.. Math
is an International Language... They used to love it.
<Felix> They are ok... for now.
<Vance> How often will you get back?
<Felix> on Weekends...
<Ying> Are you a teacher?
<Maggi> will you still teach English Felix?
<Felix> Yes, I will have classes there too.
<Maggi> every weekend will be like a holiday then!
<Felix> right Maggi..
<Maggi> it can work
<Maggi> I have had students who do this
<Vance> What is the city you will be goin to?
<Vance> Is it larger than Pto Seguro?
<Maggi> sounds Greek
<Felix> hmmmmm It s the same size..... a little bit larger than here
<Vance> But at least there's a job there. Do you think your family
might move there?
<Maggi> will you have a flat there then?
<Felix> Yes, we plan to move there definitely by June-July.
<Maggi> it will work
<Vance> So you'll all be back together then. That's something to
look forward to!
<Felix> No Maggi.. I will live in the school.. There is a room for me
there.. so small... But if I go on a diet it will fit me perfectly :o))
<Vance> Maybe you can go on a liquid diet.
<Felix> Good idea Vance.. BEER!!!!!!!!!! LOL
<Maggi> no room for a lover then!
<Felix> for lovers even a box of matches has space. heheh
Maggi is now known as ROTFL.
<Felix> So I read last chat log and Ying s brother is getting
married next week right?
<Vance> Sounds like you've done this before, Felix.
ROTFL is now known as maggi.
<Felix> On the 21st is my BD Ying.
<maggi> fingers are loose...:-)
<Vance> Alright. Happy birthday!
<Felix> Thanks Vance.
<Ying> Happy birthday
<Felix> So soon :o))
<Vance> You're probably celebrating now, before you leave.
<maggi> 21 Fwbruary?
<Felix> nope.. Jan 21st
<Ying> 21 Jan.
<maggi> you are Aqurius then?
<Vance> Webheads party on the 21st!
<Felix> Yes... What does my sign say Maggi?
<Felix> I will pay for everything Vance. :o))
<maggi> It is a water sign
<Felix> That is true.. I love water....
<maggi> you are crazy...but a fun crazy...:-)
<Felix> I am so shy Maggi.... Be sure of that.!
<maggi> I am an earth sign but I love water..
<Felix> What is your sign maggi? Vance? Ying?
<maggi> In some ways yes, Felix...:-)
<Vance> I'm a capricorn
<maggi> I am a Moon child
<Ying> I am fish... a small fish.
<Felix> Oh I forgot to tell you something Maggi.. A friend of mine
(Monica) is having problems with her CV... I gave her your e-mail
<maggi> no problem Felix
<Felix> My mom is virgin
<Felix> On the zodiac of course.
<maggi> my rising is Virgo
<Ying> My moon is Cancer.
<maggi> no wonder we get along Ying!
<Ying> Yes... we are.
<maggi> I have to find out what my moon is..
<Vance> I have no idea about mine. We capricorns are too
practical for astrology
<Felix> Vance. the Jamaican girl.... she sent me her picture..
<maggi> a Virgo is even more logical...:-)
<maggi> good thing she lives far away!
<Vance> That's neat. Does she want it on her web page? Ask
<maggi> one of my brothers is Capricorn...
<Vance> I'm supposed to tell you that Michael is with a face 2 face
<Vance> I think Felix just went offline.
<maggi> you mean one-on-one
Felix19 has joined the chat room.
Felix has left the chat room.
<maggi> Felix is experiencing difficulties
<Felix19> I wish my servidor provider will be better than this one..
Felix19 is now known as Felix.
<Vance> Did you close icq?
<Felix> Nope.. I am invisible.
<Vance> Michael won't be here tonight.
<maggi> I see you:-)
<Vance> How do you make yourself invisible on ICQ?
<Ying> Sorry... I have to take a shower...
<maggi> this must be a private student
<maggi> click on the option
<maggi> going somewhere Ying?
<Vance> I've got to go too Ying. I'm using the phone line and my
office mate needs it.
<Ying> NO... I am tried... I need some sleep.
<Vance> Well, get some rest. Nice to see you again.
<maggi> you can put your favorites on the invisable list then and
only they can see you Vance
<Vance> Oh, congratulations about your brother!
<Ying> See you next week.
Felix48 has joined the chat room.
<Vance> ok bye then
Felix48 is now known as Felix2.
<maggi> guess everyone is leaving then...
<Felix2> I hate this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
<maggi> bye guys...
Felix has left the chat room.
<maggi> I know Felix...:-)
<Felix2> So everyone is leaving...
Felix2 is now known as Felix.
<Vance> Poo Felix. How many felixes are there here?
<maggi> I can stay a bit
Ying has left the chat room.
<Vance> I've got to go though. So you guys have a nice chat.
<maggi> he keeps trying
<Felix> Bye Vance..
<maggi> you bet we will!
<maggi> bye Vance
<Vance> Felix, stay in touch. You'll be back home weekends, so
you have to spend half the time with us!
<Felix> So maggi. we d better go to icq messages.
<Vance> ok, bye
<Felix> Dont worry Vance. I will never let you guys alone.
<maggi> yes we can Felix...but you have to send one first
<Vance> Guess what, I got the whole log!!!
<Felix> I will leave this chat room too for now.. Bye all
<Felix> ok Maggi..
<Vance> OK, bye
<Felix> Good Vance!
<maggi> you aren't on my list
<maggi> bye guys
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