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Chat with students Ying Lan from Taiwan, Gloria from Paraguay, and Bridgett from Jamaica - and teachers Michael C and Maggi
22:11:05 - Status Log Opening
Michael C: Hi Folks!
Maggi: Bridgett was looking for at the voice chat
Michael C: Sorry I'm late. I've been buiding a page for the logs from yesterday.
Michael C: Are you there Bridgett?
Maggi: logs from yesterday?
Maggi: her body is
Michael C: Yeh - the Vancouver thing.
Bridgett: that okay I am hear now ,
Maggi: oh thaqt
Bridgett: I am flinging out old mail . brb
Michael C: I thought it was wonderful.
Maggi: it was
Maggi: I am becoming famous here even
Michael C: Check http://www.chariot.net.au/~michaelc/vancouverchat.htm if you want.
Michael C: What do you mean "famous (there) even?
Maggi: here in Germany
Michael C: Yeh but how? why? what?
Maggi: suddenly everyone wants to know what we are up too
Michael C: Because of things like yesterday?
Maggi: yes...it was on Neteach
Maggi: made to our local ELTAF
Michael C: Who wants to know? Oh - on NETEACH. Were there postings on NETEACH about it?
Maggi: yes...I guess there was
Michael C: If there were I'll catch them tomorrow - via my work address.
Maggi: because they wanted to know what it was all about
Maggi: this was a while back
Maggi: now they want me to present at our conference in Sept.
Maggi: Sperling onlinemade to our local ELTAF
Michael C: And so they should. I've been keeping it pretty quiet in my workplace. But slowly it's leaking out - via Neteach. And you are going to present aren't you?
Maggi: why not?
Maggi: THEY SEEM TO HAVE THE TECH STUFF TO DO IT
Michael C: Precisely.
Michael C: Do you mean Dave Sperling will be at that conference?
Maggi: my last presentation was a downer because of no connection
Michael C: Bummer man.
Maggi: no, they want me to try and get him
Michael C: Oh - you gloing to try?
Maggi: well...I have to find him first
Michael C: Email.......
Maggi: then I wonder how much he will want
Michael C: Well that's a more relevant q.
Maggi: yes...I'm cheaper
Michael C: LOL
Michael C: Me too - even if you fly me over....
Maggi: and probably not the worst bet
Michael C: ...now there's an idea....
Maggi: hey yes...
Michael C: Just the airfare will be fine thanks!
Maggi: you would love to come to Europe
Michael C: You bet!
Maggi: what is the going rate
Michael C: About $1200 US.
Maggi: might be workabl...
Michael C: Maybe a bit less...
Maggi: you can staqy here
Michael C: Are you SERIOUS?????
Maggi: save hotel cost
Maggi: why not
Maggi: Stefan is bigger than you
Michael C: Well if you're halfway serious count me in! I'd LOVE to!
Maggi: what are you doing in Sept
Michael C: Coming to Germany! What's ELTAF?
Maggi: hook u with Vance online
Michael C: Vance would probably come. And he can get his company to pay aas usual.
Maggi: English Language Teachers's Association of Frankfurt.
Michael C: OK.
Maggi: sheesh every one of the organization in Europe would come then
Michael C: But - really - if there is a slight chance of this happeing you'd need to let me know asap.
Maggi: well...I caqn email Marina who is in charge today
Michael C: OK. I ain't kidding you know. I'd move mountains if it were possible.
Maggi: I know...would beat having Dave Sperling I think
Michael C: It would also get me away from the Olympic hooha here. Me -p beat Dave Sperling??? How do you figure that out?
Maggi: well...he is just a name
Maggi: we are a trio
Michael C: So am I to people in Germany. Except you.....ah now I get you. Yes - the trio thing is good. Triple value!
Michael C: Are you there Bridgett?
Maggi: and appeal considering wehere we all live and where our students come from
Maggi: she is probably just listening
Michael C: Yeh - you have a built in world community with webheads.
Maggi: and deleting mail
Maggi: she is a great fashion designer
Michael C: Have you seen her stuff?
Maggi: she sent me some of her sketches
Maggi: great stuff
Michael C: I see. She's great to talk to in the voice chat.
Maggi: made me want to start sewing again!
Maggi: has a melodous voice I bet
Michael C: I am in 2 minds bout this voice chat thing....Bridgett sounds very Jamaican! It's a great accent.
Maggi: Wwhich two?
Michael C: I thinkl I said before - we should schedule a different time for the voice chat.
Maggi: not to me, but it makes sense
Michael C: Cos I think wjhat happens here is really valuable and the logs are a great resource. You can't log voice chat.
Maggi: that is a downside
Michael C: And if we have them at the same time it;s like the haves and the have nots.
Maggi: I think the others who can't come enjoy reading the log
Michael C: Yeh maybe....I often wonder about that.
Maggi: they do
Michael C: You know this?
Maggi: from some
Bridgett: I am back
Michael C: OK. That would be a good question to asl everybody actually.
Maggi: I hate putting people into groups where one might feel left out
Michael C: Hi again Bridgett. Got a nice empty mail box??
Maggi: hey there Bridgett
Bridgett: yes I do , but its fulling up again .
Maggi: stop talking so much...LOL
Michael C: I hope you don't mind if we stay here for now Bridgett (and not voice chat) Is that OK?
Maggi: Gloria said she would coime too
Maggi: she had to take care of some mail too!
Michael C: Otherwise Maggi would be all alone!
Maggi: NEVER BOTHERED ME BEFORE
Maggi: did it again
Maggi: laptop keyboard is too small
gloria: @64,64 !It's gloria
Michael C: Ying Lan may also come. She;s just come on line.
Maggi: See...Hi Gloria!!
Michael C: Howdy Gloria!
Maggi: Well...mc is surrounded by ladies
gloria: Hello everybody!
Michael C: YL will appear any minute now.....I'm happy to be surrounded by women.
Maggi: I bet!!
gloria: lucky guy!
Maggi: look at that smile
Michael C: VERY lucky! And then if Ying comes it's even better!
gloria: How are you all?
Maggi: fine...you Gloria?
gloria: fine too
Michael C: I feel good Gloria (all the female company)
Maggi: Birds are very busy here
Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan
Maggi: but way too early!
Michael C: Evening Ying!
Maggi: hI yING!
Ying-Lan: Sorry for being late.
Ying-Lan: HI, Bridgett/ gloria/ Michaelc and maggi,.
gloria: what about hearme.com?
Michael C: No matter Ying.
Maggi: looks like my fingers have been drinking again...
Michael C: If we go to the voice chat Ying and Maggi can't come.
Maggi: we can talk here
gloria: I'll try..hold on
Michael C: Hey everyone - if I have a voice chat session anothere day what day is best for you?
Ying-Lan: ^No matter, but some people gater and ask Presidend Lee resigns the chairman of KMT in Taipei.
Ying-Lan: Just like civil war without violence.
Ying-Lan: Police is very busy now.
Bridgett: hello ying-lan
Bridgett: and gloria
Ying-Lan: ^Hello... sorry for talking about the policial problme of Taiwan.
Michael C: Yes Ying - congrats with your new president. Are you happy about it?
Maggi: as long as China doesn't get in it too
Ying-Lan: Not so much,,, but my father is happy very much.
Michael C: I see.
Ying-Lan: ^He hates KMT, remember?
Michael C: KMT = political party in Taiwan.
Ying-Lan: He said he is Taiwanese not Chinese... because of 228
Ying-Lan: His teacher was dead in 228
Ying-Lan: He only a child at that time.
Ying-Lan: He was only a child at that time.
Michael C: Gloria - it was bad luck you came late yesterday.
Ying-Lan: But he can not forget the everything happened.
Michael C: ...for the conference session. It was really good.
Ying-Lan: I stop to talk the political problem.
Maggi: talk about
Ying-Lan: I could not turn on my computer yesterday.
Ying-Lan: In fact, I just got there by chance ...
gloria: Hi again
Ying-Lan: But I caught you... that's great!
Ying-Lan: Hi, gloria...
gloria: it was a pity
Michael C: Gloria - what are you going to do today?
gloria: rest :)
Michael C: smiles...
Maggi: anything is better thn what I am doing
gloria: I'm trying with our voice chat..
Michael C: brb
gloria: Ying Can you speak some words..I see you are at the voice chat
Ying-Lan: I do not start to work on Tax report... Sad
Ying-Lan: ^That's strange! I can not hold on F9 button when I want to talk...
gloria: yeah..same thing around here
Ying-Lan: Michaelc,,, would you check your web site... something wrong!!!!!
Michael C: Ying - are you using Netcape or IE?
Ying-Lan: IE 5.
Michael C: OK - I'' check it.....
Ying-Lan: ^It is the first time it doesn't work.
gloria: Maggi, were you at the conference?
Maggi: yes I was
Maggi: I saw you come
Maggi: but it was too late
gloria: Something remmarkable?
Maggi: short but they were impressed
Maggi: maybe we do it again here in Germany at our conference here in Sept.
Ying-Lan: Were you here yesterday?
Maggi: ho Ying?
gloria: did you have a chat?
Michael C: The voice chat is working fine for me Ying.
Ying-Lan: ^You know I was glad I left my mic in my office.... I did not need to speak it out... ;-))
Michael C: LOL @Ying!
Maggi: what do you mean Ying?
Michael C: She did not want to speak at the conference!
Michael C: Gloria - I thought yeserday was fantastic.
Ying-Lan: I've got some truouble with speaking English.
Michael C: Not much trouble!
Maggi: it is in your head Ying
Ying-Lan: In my head?
Maggi: yes...in your head
Maggi: what you think
Maggi: but it is not true
Ying-Lan: got it..
gloria: can you tellme MC?
Michael C: Maggi thinks you imagine it Ying!
Michael C: Sorry Glorai - tell you what?
gloria: it is a pity I can not use the hearme chat room
Ying-Lan: I knew that...Everying is in my head.
Michael C: can you hear me talking there Gloria?
Ying-Lan: NO, I can not hear you.
gloria: I can not use F9
Michael C: Mmm - that is a pity. But if neither you and Ying can hear me then there's a problem. It works for me.
Maggi: same problem I had with it
Ying-Lan: I can not talk to you, either.
gloria: I'll try restarting my computer
Michael C: OK Gloria.
Michael C: Until yesterday I always used it in Netscape. Now ot works with only IE!
Ying-Lan: Maggi, you can to Micahelc's web site but you could not press F9 button, right?
Maggi: when I tried it last week
Ying-Lan: It worked yesterday.
Ying-Lan: ^I can heard you guys clearly during conference.
Maggi: my son was trying on his computer and he may have done something wrong.
Ying-Lan: ^i also use IE5 yesterday.
Michael C: Maybe there's problems with the hearme servers...
Ying-Lan: ^Ask "hear me" by email?
Michael C: maybe try Netscape and see what happens Ying...
Ying-Lan: Wait... I try it.
Michael C: Yes I will ask them Ying. But first I'll try reinstalling Netscape.
Michael C: Ah...technical hassles!
Michael C: While we're waiting maggi I'll ring a friend in A'dam and check about Saturday night.
Maggi: thank you
Maggi: or maybe if they don't mind just the number if I can't find anything
Maggi: there are a lot of bridges..LOL
Michael C: Gonna get a coffee - brb. Lots of bridfge with water under them. Except for near Centraal Station. Lots of people sleep there!
Maggi: tulip time I guess
Ying-Lan: ^I can not get the plug-in by Netscape today.
Ying-Lan: I press the grant button and I saw the computer installed it,,, but it doesn't work.
Michael C: Oh well Ying. Before when you were using IE5 I could see your name in the box. Could you see mine and Gloria's?
Ying-Lan: I saw you name in the list.
Michael C: Mmm - strange. maybe we can try it again later this week.
Ying-Lan: alright, send me the email if you want to do it.
Michael C: I'm going to leave you now. Maggi - if you stay can you log? (I will Ying.)
Ying-Lan: I will be home after 8 p.m.
Ying-Lan: When does Vance go home?
Michael C: Maggi?????? Yoohoo!
gloria: @64,64 !It's gloria
Ying-Lan: o.k. Michael c. I will let maggi know that you want her to save log.
gloria: I give up with the voice chat page..
Maggi: yes I can
Ying-Lan: maggi is here now.
Ying-Lan: See you Micaelc..
Michael C: Vance gets home next weekend I think. He and Maggi are meeting in Amsterdam on Saturday.
Maggi: bye mc
Maggi: we are meeting thurs
Maggi: he should be home the next day
Ying-Lan: Really.. that''s great.. you meet each other at the first time.
Michael C: Godd night everyone. We'll try the voice chat thing another day.
Maggi: I am staying the weekend mc
Michael C: And let me know about September Maggi....
Maggi: will do
Ying-Lan: Gloria.. the hear me softwear does not work now.
Michael C: Bye!!!!
gloria: well ok
Ying-Lan: bye- Michaelc.
gloria: bye everybody
gloria: well ok
Ying-Lan: bye- Michaelc.
gloria: bye everybody
Ying-Lan: gloria do you want to go?
gloria: have a nice sunday!!!!
gloria: will you stay?
Ying-Lan: In Australia, it is midnight so Michaelc wants to sleep now.
Maggi: not a bad idea
Ying-Lan: I could stay here until 9 p.m.
Ying-Lan: It is 8:48 p.m. now.
gloria: what time is there?
gloria: ok ok
Ying-Lan: ^It is p.m.:49
Ying-Lan: ^8.:49 p.m.
Maggi: here in Grmany it is almost 2pm
Ying-Lan: Have you eat your lunch, maggi?
gloria: have you had lunch yet?
Maggi: or breakfast
Maggi: I am getting hungry
Maggi: brunch you mean
gloria: what for eat at your home Maggi?
Ying-Lan: ^I always eat Breadfast and lunch at the same time on Sunday.
Maggi: I think I will make some turkey and vegetables
Ying-Lan: Vegetable salad?
Maggi: but first a roll with salmon
gloria: are you home alone?
Maggi: no...my son just got up
Ying-Lan: Probably maggi with her son.
Maggi: no salad Ying
gloria: how old is he?
Ying-Lan: How do you cook "vegetable"?
Maggi: stir fried with the turkey
Ying-Lan: ^When I was in Vancouver, they only eat raw vegetable.
Maggi: I do in summer
gloria: how is the weather in germany today?
Ying-Lan: ^fried with turkey... it is delicious.
Ying-Lan: with potato or tormato...
Maggi: yuk Gloria
Maggi: no potatoes or tomatoes
Maggi: yuk means not nice
Maggi: cloudy and cool
Ying-Lan: It is Spring now....
Maggi: yes...well not yet here
gloria: well...bye bye See you around..
Ying-Lan: It is time to say bye--- you need to have your lunch.
Ying-Lan: Does your officemate go home?
Maggi: ok.just have to save the log
Maggi: my officemate?
Ying-Lan: The one who came to Taiwan last year..
Maggi: she is home here for two weeks and then goes back
Maggi: she is not an officemate but was a stude4nt of mine
Ying-Lan: I formated my computer and lost most of email address.
Ying-Lan: Yes.. I use the wrong word.
Ying-Lan: say hi to her.
Maggi: I can send you her address again
Maggi: I will
Ying-Lan: see you next week.
Maggi: bye then...have a nice evening
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