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Chat with students Ming from Taiwan, Maria from Chile, and Moral from China and teachers Michael C, Maggi and Vance
Maggi and Vance have been chatting in the Palace. Ming appears on ICQ:
Vance: Finally got my chat page going, I think
Vance: Yeah, still not loading. Ming is trying to get here, another failure :-((
Maggi: shit happens
Vance: I'm trying to get Ming into ICQ chat
Vance pulls all participants into an ICQ chat as he helps Ming get her Palace software up and running. A problem: Maggi and Michael are both in the ICQ chat but can't see each other. Michael is unable to reach the Palace and Maggi can't get to Michael's voice chat line. For some strange reason, the Homestead chat is down tonight. Maggi and Michael can send messages back and forth on ICQ, but can't come together in any of our chat areas tonight ...
ICQ Chat Save file
Started on Sun Mar 05 16:06:40 2000
<Vance> Hi there. Now I'll pull Maggi in. Are you ready?
<Ming> do I need to go to Palace?
<Vance> We can talk about it when Maggi gets here.
<Vance> There she is.
<Mad> Hi guys
<Vance> Now I'll get Michael.
<Ming> so, where should I go now? stay here?
<Mad> oh boy!!
<Mad> stay here
<Ming> hi, Mad
<Mad> Hi Ming
<Ming> Are you Maggi, Mad?
<Vance> Yeah, let's group here and then we can go off into cyberspace together
<Mad> yes I am
<Mad> Margaret Ann Doty
<Ming> Vance, plz send me address then
<Mad> Maggi for short
<michaelc> Hi Vance and Ming!
<Ming> hi, Michael
<michaelc> I thought Maggi might be here too?
<Vance> MAD is Maggi's initials
<michaelc> Teacher Maggi that is.
<michaelc> What is that Vance?
<Mad> where is Micahel Ming?
<michaelc> How are you Ming?
<Ming> not bad
<Mad> nature calling
<michaelc> Not bad? is that all??!
<Vance> I was just telling Ming where to get the Palace client
<Ming> nature calling? what's that?
<Vance> That's when Maggi needs to go use the toilet
<Ming> I am still studying, dont have too much feeling about it, like a routine, so I said
<Ming> not bad
<Vance> Are you a grad student?
<michaelc> Ok Ming. I understand. I'm feeling pretty tired myself.
<Ming> no just in college
<Vance> undergraduate ...
<Ming> un, do you suffer the same thing, mike?
<Ming> hai ne
<michaelc> I forget Ming - what are you studying?
<Vance> She's studying Information technology?
<michaelc> Ah - a computer expert!
<Ming> I go to that url you sent me, Vance,
<Vance> You went there?
<Vance> Is it the right one?
<Ming> which selection I need to choose then
<Mad> I don't see Michael
<Ming> I just go to the first page
<Vance> ok, let's look ...
<Ming> should I register first?
<Vance> I've never tried the palace viewer
<Vance> Have any of you?
<Vance> We use the Palace User software I believe
<Vance> Yes, you should register
<michaelc> I don't know Vance - it was so long sinc e I did it.
<Vance> It's free and it opens up doors
<Ming> I need to download viewer, user software, or server software?
<Vance> user software I think
<michaelc> User ...
<michaelc> Is Maggo coming at all Vance?
<Mad> I'll just wait here then...
<michaelc> Maybe I should do too....
<Vance> I'm doing it too
<michaelc> That was a typo!!!!
<Mad> How come I don't see Michael here?
<michaelc> I did! As a footnote.
<Vance> Michael, I had a look at the paper. What I'm trying to get you to do is put a link in it back to the one you keep at your ... no, that was to something else ??? wasn't it to maybe my last handout?
<Vance> oh, Maggi, you don't see MC?
<Mad> no I don't
<Vance> hmm.. do you see each other online?
<michaelc> No i don't. I have had trouble getting a direct conection with maggi recently. It always has to go throught the server.
<Mad> maybe he is hiding under something...
<michaelc> I can see that maggie is online.
<Mad> on icq yes...
<Vance> Are you getting the download Ming?
<Vance> Do yo want to drop out of the chat and I can bring you back, or do you want to start a chat and drag us in?
<michaelc> I'll drop out and you drag back me in......
<Vance> Why don't you start a chat with Maggi and drag us in?
<michaelc> First I will need Ming's ICQ. She's not on my list.
<Ming> I am trying to operate the software...
<Vance> Did you get it Ming?
<Ming> I dont know which icon I need to choose...
<Vance> let me see if I got anything ...
<Vance> do you find PalaceUserWin.exe?
<Ming> I am opening its window now
<Vance> or did you get the win client?
<Vance> I just tried mine but it turns out the download was corrupt, trying again.
<Ming> I install the user version
<Vance> any luck? Thats' the best place to meet. Except for some reason Michael is having trouble going there.
<Vance> Did you register?
<Vance> good. It should work once you install it.
<Vance> But let me look up the procedure for it ...
<Ming> I try to find some user there but cant see Mike and Mad
<Ming> I might do something wrong
<Vance> first step is "Start your Palace software.
<Vance> Next: A dialog box will be displayed. Choose "Stay A Guest".
<Vance> And then you Go to the file menu, and choose disconnect
<Vance> If you do that, I'll give you the next steps (to go on as yourself)
<Vance> still working on it?
<Ming> I did but I use my register code...
<Vance> ok, I guess you should go to the file menu and disconnect
<Vance> Next step is:
<Vance> Go to the file menu again, and choose "Activate Membership"
<Vance> have you been able to activate your membership?
<Ming> ? I cant find that selection!
<Vance> Did you try to disconnect from any palaces first?
<Ming> I install Palace32, is that right?
<Vance> I've got the software now
<Vance> Mine was called PalaceUserWin.exe ... is that the one you got?
<Vance> Or was it called Palace32
<Vance> Anyway, it sounds like you got it going.
<Mad> ok and now?
<Vance> Maggi and MC (Michael C) never could get together in a chat.
<Mad> I still don't see him
<michaelc> Back again...
<Vance> Ming, can you see both Maggi and Michael here?
<Mad> I have Ming
<Ming> It said The Palace.
<Vance> OK Ming, can you connect to a palace
<Vance> That is, pull down file / connect to a palace
<Vance> Now do you see where it says Palace Server Address?
<Vance> hi everyone ... MC and Maggi, there seems to be no common ground ???
<Vance> OK Ming, where it says Palace server address type in:
<Vance> and change the port to 9998
<Vance> then connect and see what happens
<michaelc> It's a shame. It used to be all so easy till those hackers interrupted us.
<Vance> I will translate for Maggi:
<michaelc> Can Ming see me and Maggi here?
<Vance> MC sez: It's a shame. It used to be all so easy till those hackers interrupted us.
<michaelc> Very good Vance! I just asked Maggi to try and send me a message direct.
<Ming> yeah! I did it!
<Vance> OK, Ming is at the Palace. Your turn Michael. Go get that software.
<Vance> Oh, Ming, maybe you went in a door
<Vance> Maria is at the Palace too!!
<michaelc> I have other problems - well not really. Another EFI (non-Webhead) student called maria wants to go to the Palace.
<Ming> she is there
<Vance> Shall we wait for you?
<Mad> going to leave this
<michaelc> Lucky Maria!
Maggi has gone back to the Palace where she is waiting to be drawn back into the ICQ chat. Vance however is expecting Michael and Maggi to connect in their own chat and pull Ming and into it. Maggi waits ...
Maggi: Hi there handsome...
Maggi: just hanging around waiting to be invited bck to the chat
Maggi: ta dum de dum
Maggi: schoobie do be doo
Maggi: seems they got busy with something else
And waits ...
Maggi: sent an icq msg
Vance: got it
Maggi: Michael sqys he has to delete me and add again
Maggi: msg is not going to him
Vance: wierd. I'm trying to talk Ming through Palace installation
Maggi: OK...i HAVE HER BUT MY MSGS AREN'T GOING TO mICHAEL...COULD YOU TELL HIM
Maggi: cht request doesn't work either...should I try you or Ming and then one of you invites him
Maggi: can't he get to the palace?
Vance: Naw, still blocked there. Well, let me haul you back into our chat
We resume chatting on ICQ (somewhere in the log above). Eventually ...
Maria: @64,64 !It's Maria
Vance: Hi Ming!
Vance: And Maria!
Maggi: Hi guys
Vance: Great. That's all but Michael!
Ming has inadvertently clicked on Vance's avatar here ...
* Ming * hello?
Maggi: Can't je get here?
Vance: Maria, Michael has just told me he invited you. Welcome
Vance: Ming, you're whispering. Click on my icon again (is that how you do it Maggi? unwhisper?
Maggi: but I got it too
Maria: Hi Vance
Ming: but I think it's cute and it's mouth is up!
Vance: Hi everyone
Vance: uh oh
Maggi: there you go
Ming: hello, Vance, thank you so much!
Ming: where MC is?
Ming: he looks like disapear!
Vance: Michael is stuck outside the Palace.
Vance: I think he's going to try to download the software that Ming did.
Ming: I think my appearance is sleeping peacefully, isnt it?
Ming: MC said I am whimpering...
Ming: Hello, Maria?
Maggi: is it time to sleep Ming?
Vance: There. I had to get dressed. (Vance has just reassembled his avatar)
Ming: should be, but my biocolock is irregular
Vance: Here's a message from Michael:
Vance: Vance - if you mean me - no don't wait for me. I'm not going to reinstall tonight. I'll do it in the next few days. And maybe Nettie has a suggestion in her return email.
Maria: Vance, what time do you come here?
Vance: About an hour ago.
Ming: but I did not retart my PC for it and install it quickly!
Maria: oh! I have to wake up earlier! Do you come only on sunday?
Vance: I'm trying to get on at my office computer and there's still that firewall.
Vance: We do come only on Sunday, but anyone can come here at any time.
Vance: Would another time be better for you?
Ming: excuse me, why we need to use mouse to move? what reference room used for?
Maggi: the mouse to move?
Vance: Where did you see a reference room?
Vance: If you click on the picture, your "avatar" moves there.
Maria: I don't have any special preference
Ming: I dont know, After entering this place, I try to use mouse and press some randomly and found that
Vance: oh, was is the conference room?
Ming: yeah, might be, I forgot the exact name
Vance: Some of the doors in the picture lead ot other rooms
Vance: If you look around, then you can use Options / Back to return here.
Ming: how to use that? what's the difference?
Maria: hello Maggi
Ming: I use back to go back this place
Vance: When people come here they come to this place, so if we go to another room maybe they won't find us.
Vance: That's why we usually meet out here.
Maria: Where are you from?
Vance: I'm an American living in Abu Dhabi. And you?
Ming: what I want to ask is that why we need so many room here?
Ming: how to save this address?
Maria: I'm chilean
Vance: Several different classes could meet here at once.
Vance: In different rooms
Ming: oh, I see
Vance: I've been to Chile. I love that country. It is a beautiful place, as far as I could see.
Vance: I especially liked the Pucon area.
Maggi: I love the music from the Indians in the Andes
Vance: Ming is from China but she lives in Oregon.
Vance: And Maggi is a duck living in Germany. (Maggi has a duck avatar tonight)
Ming: no, Vance, I am from Taiwanese from Taiwan
Maggi: and it's wet there, right mING
Vance: Yes of course.
Maria: yes it is. Do you know Pucon!? It is beautifull.Did you know Lican Ray (near Pucon)?
Ming: I miss Maggi's message... -_-|||
Vance: Licon Ray doesn't sound familiar, but I visited the lakes and springs and climbed the volcano.
Maggi: Michael is going to bed...he said to say goodnight to you all.
Maria: When did you come here?
Ming: thanks for your conveying, Maggi.
Vance: Ming (and Maria) pull down Options / Log window and you can read maggi's messages
Vance: Maggi and I have been here a while waiting and talking, but Ming arrived exactly the same time you did.
Vance: Did you find the log window?
Maggi: better to sy thnks for conveying his message Ming
Ming: yes, and I am seeking for it.
Maggi: looking for it
Vance: Did you find it?
Ming: I have leaved through it; the log win is fairly small!
Maria: If you are asking me, yes I did
Vance: You can enlarge it.
Maggi: you scrolled through it
Vance: Yeah, asking both of you.
Ming: i forgot to do that....
Maria has just disappeared inside one of the doors
Vance: I hope Maria remembers about Options / Back
Ming: she entered a room?
Maggi: sure did
Vance: Yes, I think it's the classroom.
Ming: well, do the same thing ne...
Vance: Shall we join her?
Maggi: can do
Maria returns ...
Ming: she is back
Maggi: well...she is back
Vance: oh, she made it!
Maria: I was lost for a moment
Ming: could I ask a sentence?
Maggi: but you ask questions
Maggi: about things
Ming moves her avatar next to Maggi's
Ming: wow, Maggi just hold me in her arm for secs!
Ming: so happy!
Maggi: you like that?
Vance: That's cute
Ming: um, like mom did to me
Maggi: a little
Vance: If I move, I'll lose my picture
Maggi: or your head eh Vance
Ming: that's fine, Vance, I like mom more
Ming: well, my q, is this:
Maggi: ok Ming
Ming: sand sake! what on earth that?
Maggi: sand sake?
Ming: I saw it from a joke
Maggi: is that the question?
Maggi: hmm...it is out of context
Vance: land sakes ...
Maggi: it may be a pun
Vance: oh for land sakes, like that?
Maggi: play on words
Ming: yea, Vance is right.
Maggi: does it make sense now?
Ming: is that like for god's sake?
Vance: It's just an expression, doesn't mean anything, yeah, like oh for god sakes
Ming: still confused, why use sand?
Maggi: can you tell us the joke?
Ming: sure! I try my best
Maggi: go for it!
Vance: But some people don't like to say God in that context, so they make up another word
Ming: Two women talk about how their husbands treat them after they have baby..can I say give birth?
Ming: I c, Vance
Ming: ok, continue...
Ming: A said that after she gave birth the first child, her husband build a beautiful mension for her
Vance: back no, nature called
Maggi: a mansion
Ming: B replied: well, it's not really good
Ming: correct : mansion
Vance: ok, I'm reading the joke: two women were talking about how their husbands treated them after they'd given birth
Ming: thanks you Vence
Vance: And the first woman said that after she gave birth her husband built her a beautiful mansion. Go on.
Maggi: you can also say gave birth to their first child
Vance: Yes you could Maggi (shhh Ming is telling a joke)
Ming: Then, A continued: After giving the second child, my husband sent me a luxury(? might mispell) car
Maggi: after having the second one
Maggi: no that is right
Vance: After giving birth to her second child her husband gave her a brand new luxury car!
Maggi: like a Merceds or cadilllac
Ming: B still commened:"well, it's not really good"
Vance: So she's got a house and a car and two kids.
Ming: thanks for modifying
Maggi: the second woman doesn't like it
Vance: Yeah, later you can read the logs with the corrections.
Ming: it's another luxury that Maggi did not mention to
Maggi: little things can be a luxury too
Vance: The second woman says, "So what, what's so good about that?!"
Maggi: shhh Vance...let her get to the punch line
Ming: A was boast at this moment, said" After the third one, my husband sent me a diamond bractlace."
Ming: sorry, mt typing quality is not fast
Maggi: no problem
Ming: and not good also
Maggi: mine goes wacky sometimess too!
Vance: good enough
Ming: ok, keep going on...
Vance: you really know how to tell a joke. I'm starting to laugh already.
Ming: B still kept comment:"well, it's not really good"
Maggi: he is being funny Ming
Ming: Thanks, but it's not the end...
Vance: No, MING is being funny Maggi. Pay attention.
Maggi: ignore him and finish the joke
Ming: Then, A asked B: "What things your husband do for you after you gave birth?"
Ming: B answered," A charm school."
Ming: A said: "Charm school! For sand sake, what on earth that?"
Vance: He sent her to charm school?
Ming: I am sorry, I try to type everything I remember
Vance: What on earth for?
Ming: yeah, that's what I saw and want to ask.
Ming: wait a second...
Ming: The second woman replied "My husband sent me to charm school."
"Charm school!" the first woman cried, "Land sakes, child, what on Earth for?"
Vance: That's it, and what was the answer ?? (I can't wait)
Ming: well, Bsaid,"So that instead of saying 'who gives a shit,' I learned to say, 'Well, isn't that nice.'"
Maggi: it means the woman had no chance to learn charm...or the other thought it a waste of time
Ming: I am sorry, I try to type the thing I read, and I copy the end of story
Maggi: it is funny
Vance: That's funny
Ming: that's why some sayings are different from the initial version
Maggi: did we put Maria to sleep?
Ming: I just tried to find it from my mails.
Ming: yeah, where is she? hello?
Maria: no! it was funny
Ming: I am glad you guys like it. ^-6
Maggi: \I had to learn how to walk with books on my head!
Ming: for fun?
Maggi: no...in school
Ming: really? not kidding?
Vance: I'm on the phone. Bear with me.
Maria: inside your head?
Maggi: to keep your shoulders back and walk strait up
Maggi: no joke...
Vance: Maggi, did YOU go to charm school ??
Maggi: but we thought it was funny!
Maggi: I did go to some modeling classes
Maggi: but they gave up on me
Vance: In Africa women walk with huge containers of milk on their heads and never spill a drop.
Ming: no, how dare they are?!
Maggi: thaqt's what we learned
Maggi: only books were safer
Maggi: and cleaner
Ming: would that make you shorter?
Maria: do you know the bottle dance?
Ming: bottle dance?
Maggi: sounds like fun...
Ming: taller?...I need to learn later.....
Maggi: they play spin the bottle here
Maria: yes it is a folk dance
Maggi: hey Ming...some things are better packaged smaller
Ming: throw balls or...?
Maggi: in a circle Maria?
Ming: but I need to be taller...it's my dream.
Maria: how tall are you?
Maggi: well...don't wear those silly platform shoes...and learn to like the size you are
Maggi: I am 1.70cm
Ming: since it's dream, I would never achieve it
Maggi: then don't bother to waste your time
Ming: I am just over 160 cm
Maggi: nice...men will always be taller
Maria: I'm 156 cm and i don't have problems
Maggi: thqt's even better...see mING...
Maggi: someone shorter
Maggi: and she is happy
Maggi: the best things come in small packages
Ming: since my friends like to touch(?) my top of head, I would like to do the same thing back on them but Icant...
Maggi: notice how Vance is being quiet...:-)
Maggi: stand on a chair
Maria: Ming you can jump
Ming: he must have a phone with a female...
Maggi: or touch them somewhere else
Maggi: men can chatter too!
Maggi: on the butt you mean?
Vance: just enjoying listening to you charming ladies ...
Ming: um, I might be charged then
Maggi: I knew he had his ears open
Maggi: try the back
Maggi: just touch them softly on the back
Maggi: that is harmless
Ming: ? does that mean anything?
Maggi: not that I know of
Vance: For a woman to touch a man on the back?
Maggi: on the shoulder is consoling
Ming: touching head would make me feel small, like a child, but back would not have that kindv feeling...
Vance: Oh, when people touch you, you mean.
Maggi: I think it is the same for them Ming
Ming: that's why I want to do it. =D
Maggi: tell them you feel like a child then...
Maggi: thaqt you don't like it...
Ming: they try to tease me and make a fun on me ...
Vance: You mean you want to touch people back when they make fun of you?
Maggi: ignore them or just tell them honestly and politely how you feel
Ming: Ao, Vence miss something, he forcus on phone ne..+)
Ming: um, I will, Maggi
Maggi: tell them it makes you uncomfortable..then grab one's butt and ask if he likes that..
Ming: but I dont like to touch too much fat...
Maggi: you can't reach his head...just smile then
Vance: That's a little drastic isn't it? Is Ming talking about when someone touchers her on the head? You mean like a boyfriend?
Maggi: I think she is talking about people in general
Ming: do you think heel may help?
Maggi: the feet are harmless...LOL
Vance: Unless you mean pressure applied at the point of high heel
Ming: excuse me, why touching shoulder is impolite?
Maggi: Hey Vance...some guy put his haqnd on my breast and I just put my hand on the front of him and asked if he liked it
Maggi: sometimes that is more effective
Vance: Some guys would!
Maggi: not it public when they are unprepared...:-)
Maggi: in public
Maggi: touching shoulders is not impolite...but signals closeness
Vance: OK, I think if I did something offensive to someone I LIKED I would appreciate being asked nicely that the other person didn't like it.
* Maggi * especially when you give it a little threatening swqueze
Ming: where it's from? I mean, start from which country that has this signal?
Maggi: mostly people are unaware unless you tell them
Maggi: touching a shoulder in the US has different meanings depending on who does it.
Ming: I c
Ming: ? Maria?
Maria has gone ...
Maggi: I guess she had to go or got booted...
Ming: Am I too talkative?
Maggi: not at all
Maggi: usually I am
Ming: sorry, i should not grab that position from you. =D
Vance: Am I too listenative?
Maggi: oh I think Vance would like me quiet for a change...:-)
Ming: No, Vance, you preparing my typing. =)
Ming: sorry, preparing for modifying my writing
Maggi: why are you going to change it?
Vance: I put these conversations on the Internet in our chat logs. Is it ok with you if I do that?
Maggi: who are you asking?
Ming: no prob. to me.
Maggi: same here
Vance: I thought I should ask.
Vance: But it's a service to you.
Maggi: women need to know how to handle different situations in different cultures
Vance: That way, you can go back and read what we talked about.
Maggi: men too!
Ming: just dont let others know I am not tall
Maggi: DON'T WORRY...mRIA IS SHORTER
Maggi: slip of the finger
Ming: I understand
Vance: On the web, no one knows or cares how tall you are.
Maggi: really Ming...
Maggi: you can b a giant
Ming: so, omit that part ne
Vance: Yeah, like me, I'm a giant.
Ming: tell them that I am 190 cm. =D
Ming: and smart, tender,....
Maggi: good lord...you will scare the men then!!!
Vance: I can do a global search and replace in the logs.
Ming: yeah, like what they always did on girls..
Ming: you mean I need to add loving to be a part of my trait?=D
Maggi: don't worry...you will find one who loves you for you
Maggi: tender means loving
Ming: oh, see...
Ming: might really funny then
Maggi: just be yourself Ming and remain true to whoyou are...
Maggi: the rest will fall in place
Ming: thanks, maggi mom
Maggi: you're welcome
Vance: I just took a picture of you two.
Ming: could I ask something about dic.?
Ming: e? my big head?
Maggi: I should have been the dragon
Ming: someone said that webster is not a good dic. to choice, you should use cambridge or longman; it that true?
Ming: correct: is that true?
Ming: I dont know, someone just said that it's not good for learning English
Ming: because of lacking of examples?
Vance: maybe not for learning. How about Collins? Done from real research data.
Maggi: Webster's is rated behind Oxford...
Ming: I am not sure about that one; teachers in Taiwan might suggest students use Oxford, Cambridge, and longman
Maggi: here I prefer Pons
Ming: longman might be the better one to use
Maggi: but that is for the German market
Vance: I recommend Collins. In all dictionaries, most frequent uses of words are given as first meanings, second, etc.
Ming: does it have the on-line version?
Vance: From the Collins Cobuild project, this order was taken from concordance data
Maggi: I have a Collins too but it is not so up-to-date
Maggi: that is good
Vance: There is. You can consult my references page. I'll give you the url.
Maggi: it givees the frequency of usage by native speakers
Ming: I only have webster and cambridge in my preference collection
Maggi: practice KISS
Maggi: I have a Wwebster's too...thye newest
Ming: but what I used more often is my English-Chinese dic. ...=P
Ming: it's called concise...
Vance: For online references (including Collins Cobuild)
Maggi: look up wordds on both sides
Maggi: got him the eye!
Maggi: now how will he explain that?
Ming: thanks, I would go there and find it.
Vance: About concordancing: http://www.geocities.com/vance_stevens/textanal.htm
Maggi: yeh...how many ways you can use get...
Vance: Cobuild's Bank of English Page can be found at
Ming: yeah, I just never try to find other dic. on-line, I should be more delegent...
Maggi: what for?
Vance: This is an easy explanation of concordancing:
Maggi: who wants to be prfect?
Ming: yeah, sorry, I only remember how to pronounciate it.. *^-^*|||
Maggi: not a problem...because I still knew what you meant...
Maggi: that's what I mean
Ming: good gusser!
Maggi: no, it was close enough
Ming: it's like index?
Maggi: words are often pronounced differently
Maggi: are you still at work Vance?
Vance: yeah, I have conferences to prepare for
Ming: both of you are working?
Maggi: no, I am at home...but working
Maggi: I have to do my taxes
Vance: It's 6 at night in Abu Dhabi.
Maggi: I'm getting hungry though
Ming: do tax? means you need to fill out papers
Maggi: lots of forms
Maggi: and secial tables
Ming: it's 6 am here
Ming: that's must be a dull job....
Maggi: are you up early or up late?
Maggi: it is the pits Ming but has to be done...
Ming: not sure.......it's still sunday
Maggi: It is Sunday here too
Ming: I can sleep any time Iwant
Maggi: have you slept yet?
Vance: I work Sat thru Wed; Thu and Fri are the weekend
Maggi: wow...I like that idea...
Maggi: Ming's not Vances...:-)
Ming: not yet, but I am energetic...
Maggi: send me some of it please...:-)
Maggi: OOOO...THANK YOU!
Ming: miss it...T-T
Maggi: I think it is possible to send energy online
Maggi: even easier than real
Ming: Excuse me, why mike cant use this one?
Ming: it's not buggy right now.
Maggi: what do you mean?
Maggi: Michael is sleeping
Maggi: what happened?
Ming: I mean, he can use this place
Ming: sorry, strange prob. happened...
Maggi: I think he had a problem getting here...
Maggi: stranger things have hqappened...:-)
Ming: I like this new position, avoid from sun-burn...
Vance: Moral is on line
Maggi: that's why I have this big chair
Maggi: oh...you have him on your list?
Ming: ? Is that related with sun-burn?
Maggi: I try to stay out of the sun to avoid wrinkles
Ming: e?! Moral works at midnight?
Maggi: living in Europe that is easy
Maggi: Moral works?
Ming: he said he only use the net from the working place before...I might have wrong memory....
Vance: I don't know. He's asked how to get to the Palace.
Maggi: no...you might be right
Vance: His ICQ no: 40826286
Ming: continued the preissue...it that easy to get hurt from sun in Europe?
Maggi: not really
Ming: not really got your saying....
Maggi: I am the oldest
Ming: I am so light!
Maggi: ...of my famiy but look the youngest
Maggi: got Morel now
Ming: either do I
Vance: So do you? How's he doing there?
Ming: did not ask yet......I am here
Maggi: I asked
Ming: you lost contact with him?
Vance: He didn't reply to my last msg
Ming: he might be busy to find way here.
Vance: He said "of course" he would come
Ming: and authorize our requirements
Ming: I am right.
Maggi: he asked for the address
Maggi: I gave it to him
Ming: Vance knew that
Ming: I just put the address to the default url
Maggi: hE ISW TRYING
Ming: anyone know how to use other func?
Maggi: he is trying
Maggi: like what Ming?
Ming: so fast, my icq list gets boom within one night!!!
Maggi: boom in one night...what do you mean?
Ming: add so many people just in one night.
Ming: I cant use that words to say it?
Ming: which one would be better?
Maggi: Moral says he is coming...
Moral: @64,64 !It's Moral
Maggi: ni hao?
Ming: Iam sorry, it's Japanese.
Ming: I mean, my saying
Vance: Hello Moral. Congratulations. You made it.
Ming: why I change my face? Moral grad that cute one!
Maggi: how many people did you add in one night Ming?
Vance: Moral, we've been here for over 3 hours already!
Maggi: who is counting
Maggi: what time is it there mORAL?
Maggi: are you at work?
Ming: yuo, MC, Moral,...ah it's three
Ming: umm...looks better
Maggi: too serious
Maggi: no mouth
Ming: hondoni? try another...
Maggi: good one
Vance: This must be your first time at the Palace, Moral.
Maggi: Moral is probably wondering what happened to him!
Ming: how to change the expression image to something in my files later?
Vance: Double click on the suitcase to get expressions.
Ming: where the suitcase is?
Maggi: then save it
Vance: It should be right below my picture.
Maggi: at the bottom next to the garbage can
Ming: hondoni is Japanese means "relly?"
Moral: hello everyone. it is 22.42 here. i am at home maggi. ming, it seems i look better than you
Maggi: houdini was a man who could do some great tricks
Maggi: up late or just relaxing before you go to bed Moral?
Vance: Now you're coming alive, Moral.
Ming: I want to wear the flower but cant.....I am not a member yet......
Maggi: let me see if I can give you something Ming...
Moral: yea, i want to be with you for some time Maggie. of course vance , i am alive here.
Vance: So are you in Kunming, Moral? Have I got that right?
Moral: yes vance, you got it. what time is it Maggie and vance?
Moral: i bet ming in in the same time with me, right?
Vance: It's time for me to go home from work, almost 7 p.m. but I have so much to do.
Maggi: Ming is in the US...it is 3 in the afternoon
Ming: I still dont know how to use the suitcase, might try to find it's directory and insert the images I want later.
Ming: It's 6:44 here.
Maggi: almost 4 here
Maggi: 4.44 pm
Maggi: am heer time
Vance: You must be her, Maggi.
Moral: you are early birds. i am the late one
Maggi: I am having finger problems again
Ming: 3 pm? for the east coast timing?
Vance: Moral, you'll be able to read all the conversaton that went before at the homesteasite.
Vance: homestead site
Maggi: Ming is the only early one...we are coiming up behind you mORAL
Moral: yes vance. i knew it
Ming: I just forgot to sleep.....
Maggi: small thing to forget!
Moral: is it monday there vance?
Vance: It's still Sunday.
Ming: found a saying from a sentence..
Maggi: yes Ming?
Moral: poor vance, you have to work on sundays?
Ming: what is "a snap of finger"?
Maggi: He has time off in the middle of the week
Maggi: not poor Moral just different
Maggi: when you click you fingerss together mING...
Vance: Our weekends are different here. I'm off every Thu and Friday.
Maggi: happens just like that...snap!
Moral: vance, could you go http://www.chariot.net.au/~michaelc/hearme.htm I want to try if it works for me thins time?
Ming: for Maggi: yap, ita really small thing; and for me I always prolong the snap timing... ^-*
Vance: I can't. I'm still at work. I have two computers here. One has no sound card. The other is behind a firewal.
Vance: But Ming can go there. She has no mic, but she can hear you.
Vance: Maggi has the wrong version of Netscape.
Moral: it's ok, maybe i can try it next time.
Vance: Yeah, usually we meet three hours before this.
Vance: Can you make it at that time next Sunday?
Vance: I'm sure Michael would like to talk to you.
Vance: I'll be in the states at that time.
Moral: of course vance. i was trying to install my softwares then
Maggi: am heer time
Vance: on Sunday I'll be flying to Vancouver from San Francisco
Maggi: forget that
Vance: It's great that you can join us Moral.
Moral: it is my wish to come here
Ming: Vance, remember falling down in Eugene in the flight way. ^-*
Vance: falling down? landing? on the runway?
Ming: yap, since you would pass it. =D
Ming: just kidding.
Ming: thanks, Maggi
Maggi: you mean ROTFL
gong: @64,64 !It's gong
Maggi: Are you rolling on the floor or flying?
Vance: I don't get it!!!
Maggi: why are you frowning Moral?
Ming: sorry, something is buggy .
Maggi: hello gong
Ming: e? I just left for a while, there are more people here!
Moral: just trying maggi, please don't mind.
Maggi: testing things you mean Moral?
Maggi: you know who it is Vance? (Maggi is referring to Gong)
Ming: wow! this time you play me with your tiny finger! (Ming is bouncing her avatar on the extended finger of Maggi's)
Maggi: good trick eh Ming!
Maggi: tickle tickle
Vance: Don't know. Hi Gong, Friend or foe?
Maggi: I hope Moral doens;t mind the smell of my fet!
Maggi: sheese feet
Ming: gong do the same thing again
Maggi: Daffy has a lisp
Vance: You guys having fun?
Maggi: aren't you Vance?
Ming: what do you mean, MAggi?
Ming: Vance: yap!
Maggi: \dAFFY HAS PROBLEMS PRONOUNCING SOME THINGS...
Vance: You just look cute perched on Maggi's chair.
Maggi: oh je
Ming: you are an excellent magician!
Maggi: I can juggle heads
Vance: I'm busy with things on the other computer. Working on one of the presentations.
Vance: Hey, I want to THANK Ming and Moral for doing those questionnaires.
Vance: VERY helpful.
Maggi: It was interesting to reads
Ming: Moral is jealous me? he went to your another hand!
Moral: it's on vance. we are soppsed to do it.
Vance: Yeah, we've got the results up. I'll let you know where they are soon.
Vance: I need to ask others if they'll send them in first.
Vance: Good, Ming!
Maggi: I can juggle...:-)
Vance: No one HAS to do ANYthing in Webheads. And that's why it's so amazing.
Vance: People do it because they WANT to.
Ming: Vance:sure, it's my pleasure and dont make us retard your work
Maggi: interfere in is better or even get in the way
Maggi: we don't want to retard Vance before a conference...:-)\
Moral: ming, when didn't go to the us?
Moral: i mean did you
Vance: It's ok. I'm getting work done on the other computer in my office.
Maggi: sorry...part of my chair was hanging around...
Ming: that's fine
Ming: I forgot to ask, charm school is like model school?
Maggi: that;s better
Maggi: in a way
Maggi: to charmsomeone is to work magic
Maggi: to mak them go ooohhhh....
Ming: really has a school called that?
Maggi: I don't think so
Ming: I just doubt that...
Maggi: but it is doing what is exoected and considered correct
Maggi: oops expected
Maggi: smiling helps
Ming: Does anyone know carnival well here?
Maggi: like how to wwin a millionare
Maggi: Wwe have carnival now
Maggi: lots of parties
Ming: millionaire? tonight on channel blabla...=D
Ming: yeah, I know, that's why I want to ask.
Maggi: money can't
Ming: no, what I ask is the carnival for Christian
Ming: Do they really not to eat meat during that period of time?
Maggi: it is a time to drink and eat before they have to fast before Easter.
Maggi: for six weekss they shouldn't
Maggi: no music either
Ming: why the price on the meat does not go down?
Maggi: good question...maybe people eat it in secret?
Vance: what happened to Moral?
Ming: he might go to conference room, I guess
Maggi: wwe ate him?
Ming: He i strying some func., I think
Ming: dont know ne
Maggi: press on the keys and see what happens
Vance: A man doesn't stand a chance in this lionesses den.
Maggi: got you in my haand again!
Ming: back ne
Maggi: there is is
Maggi: you love it Vance
Ming: what is lionesses den?
Maggi: Moral...Vance needs Moral support!
Vance: It's a cave where lady lions prowl.
Maggi: he thinks we are big cats..a
Ming: this hand is more safe to stand up
Vance: Moral, you're safe! I was worried about you in this lioness's den.
Maggi: I aam juggling again
Moral: i just took a trip the classrooms. it is interesting, but i don't the details.
Maggi: don't worry about Morl...
Maggi: he is aq big boy now
Moral: of course maggi,
Maggi: we are pussy cats actually...:-)
Ming: am I too heavy?
Vance: THAT's the word I was looking for.
Maggi: see Vance?!
Maggi: not at all Ming
Ming: I am afraid of hurting your paw...
Moral: maggi, are you tired to hold ming?
Ming: I am light!
Vance: Boy, I'm tired.
Vance: Moral. You got here when it's very late for me.
Vance: I've GOT to go home now. I'm staying at work late anyway.
Maggi: he iss running down...
Vance: That's why I'm still here.
Vance: Definitely ... running down.
Maggi: no...she is light Moral
Ming: you should, you work so hard
Moral: sorry ming, i didin't mean you are heavy.
Vance: But you guys carry on ...
Maggi: I don't think Ming took it that way...:-)
Moral: ok vance .bye
Ming: that's ok, Moral, I just keep in the arm of MAggi...*giggl*
Vance: ok, bye everyone
Ming: ciao, Vance, ahve a good night then.
Maggi: I have to get my taxes done...how lkong can you guys sty?
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