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*** Welcome to Virtual School House Vance!
Vance: @64,64 !It's Vance
Maggi: Hi :-)
Vance: Hi. I just grabbed the kitten. I'm a cat-man.
Maggi: as you can see Cezar just keeps bouncing in...
Maggi: I love cats...
Vance: Is Cezar here?
Cezar: @64,64 !It's Cezar
Vance: Ah, there he is. Cezar himself. How are you Cezar?
Maggi: Now he is...
Maggi: quiet fellow...
Vance: This one is ME. I'm just a pussycat.
Vance: Do you have a kitten in your briefcase, Maggi?
Maggi: I won't comment on that...:-)
Vance: If not, you could take this one.
Maggi: yes, I do...
Vance: Now, now, Maggi ...
Maggi: I put therm there
Vance: oh, did you put this other stuff here as well?
Maggi: just qa little female decorating.
Vance: Well, thanks for the kitten.
Maggi: nothing better to do
Maggi: welcome...oh look
Maggi: Cezar...can I have that?
Cezar: Maggi where i the teacher
Maggi: I am a teacher and so is Vance
Vance: Hi Cezar. We are both teachers.
Maggi: Can I have the fish?
Vance: Did you come for the class?
Vance: Great. Welcome.
Cezar: What do you do now
Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan
Vance: Right now we wait for students. Here's Ying Lan.
Maggi: Hi Ying!
Cezar: for how long
Maggi: about an hour Cezar.
Vance: And then we talk .. for about an hour or more.
Vance: Where are you from Cezar?
Ying-Lan: ^It is more an hour
Vance: Where in Romania? I visited there a couple of years ago.
Ying-Lan: HI, Maggi... Moon can not see Sun forever... but you did it.
Cezar: I'm born in Braila but now living in Bucharest
Maggi: I did what Ying?
Vance: Naturally I've been to Bucharest. What do you do there?
Cezar: I am manager in my own company.
Ying-Lan: ^Moon and sun
Vance: What kind of company is it?
Vance: Hi YL.
Cezar: Sales and distribution HP products, stationary, and all for office
Vance: Well, how did you find out about our class?
Cezar: from the efi homepage
Maggi: How did you know I put them there Ying?
Ying-Lan: ^i guee
Vance: You guessed?
Maggi: Good guess...:-)
Ying-Lan: ^I guess.... but I think I was wrong.
Vance: Good guess.
Maggi: You were right!
Vance: Cezar, have you visited the webheads homepage?
Ying-Lan: So,,, Cezar is new cyberclassmate?
Vance: You are welcome if you want to join us.
Cezar: yes I Want
Ying-Lan: ^You are welcom....
Vance: The most official way to join is to join the eclass. Do you know how to do that?
Ying-Lan: ^Waaaa , you are a manager.
Vance: Easy. Just send blank email to email@example.com
Cezar: I will send now
Ying-Lan: I am sorry
Vance: Our website is at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/efi/webheads.htm
Vance: At the website you can see photos of the people you are talking to right now.
Vance: Let me know when you've sent the email and I'll check the egroups list of students.
Vance: BTW, have you guys checked http://www.egroups.com?
Maggi: I have...
Vance: The egroups has lots of interesting features.
Vance: It archives all our email for one thing (an archive is a collection of documents).
Vance: You can see every link that anyone has recommended on the list.
Vance: ... and click on it.
Vance: You can chat there too.
Vance: (wonders why it's so quiet) Still there?
Ying-Lan: I am here.
Vance: Maggi must be cooking spaghetti.
Vance: So what have you been up to, YL? Are you recovered from your illness?
Maggi: Nope...had to use the facilities...
Ying-Lan: ^I bought it through curiosity.= I I bought it out of curiosity.
Vance: I bought it out of curiosity is the correct form
Ying-Lan: ^"throught" is wrong?
Vance: Iwouldn't say it is "wrong", just less common.
Ying-Lan: all right
Ying-Lan: another one.
Vance: We could look up curiosity in the concordancer and see which word is most used before it.
Ying-Lan: ^To go by the hill road.... , to go along the hill road.
Vance: Welcome, Cezar Pseneac, to the eclass. You are a fully registered member.
Cezar: thank you
Vance: I'd say "go along". Go by car.
Vance: Thank you. The next step is to say hi to your classmates. You can send a note to introduce yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maggi: I'm here...jusdt listening...
Ying-Lan: ^Do you say "It will soon disappear from sight." or "It will soon disappear."?
Vance: Either sounds ok, but my old English teacher always wanted me to use expressions that were concise. So the 2nd might be better.
Vance: "Concise" means short and to the point. "From site" is redundant (extra and unnecessary).
Vance: Cezar, when you send mail to the eclass, everyone in the class gets it. There are 21 students and 3 teachers.
Ying-Lan: ^It is better one "He is often absent." not "He is often absent from sight."
Vance: The first, just "absent". I've sometimes heard "disappear from sight" but I've never heard "absent from site." Have you Maggi?
Ying-Lan: ^I think so.
Vance: Do you mean, "I thought so"?
Cezar: I sent the message
Maggi: Nope, I haven't.
Ying-Lan: ^I just read the book talking about "To speak English in English thought'' but it written by a Chinese.
Vance: I'll check my email.
Maggi: tsk tsk Cezar...:-)
Ying-Lan: Who.... eat too much?
Maggi: What did you eat?
Vance: OK, Cezar (you're excused) the email is there.
Cezar: Scuse me I try the sounds
Maggi: No problem...just watch who you kiss...
Maggi: :-) Go ahead...give me one...
Ying-Lan: ^"He got money out of his father."="He got money from his father."?
Cezar: where are the 21 students
Maggi: money from means they gave it to him.
Vance: Either is ok, YL. The meaning is different. If you get money "out of" someone, it means he didn't want to give it to you.
Maggi: money out of means he forced it out of them
Ying-Lan: ^He got moeny out of his father, because he forced his father to give him moeny?
* Cezar * where is the 21 students
Maggi: It means, like Vance said, his father didn't really want to give it to him.
Vance: Cezar is trying whispering now. Good. The other students are at the eclass. We get about half a dozen of them here at various times.
Ying-Lan: YOu know,,, that's why it is hard to learn another language.
Vance: Why is that, YL?
Vance: Are you on ICQ, Cezar?
Maggi: That's what makes it fun too!
Ying-Lan: ^It is hard to remember those different meaning...
* Cezar * yes
Vance: Yeah, it's that way in every language. You just have to keep practicing.
Ying-Lan: ^On other side, it is interesting..
Vance: Do you want to add us to your buddy list?
Maggi: Yep...and that's what you do here YL...
Vance: Fascinating, I think. I LOVE languages.
Maggi: ...so you get better at it each time.
Vance: On the other hand ...
Maggi: On the other hand...
Vance: Is there an echo in here?
Maggi: Sounds like it...
Ying-Lan: ^"But now rods can describe the sacrifice she made out of love for me, her young son." I think I understand the sentence... but I thought "made out of love".... several times... it means what?
Maggi: Go ahead pussycat...:-)
Ying-Lan: ^"But now words can describe the sacrifice she made out of love for me, her young son." I think I understand the sentence... but I thought "made out of love".... several times... it means what?
Vance: You take it, Maggi. I'm going to make a web page for Cezar.
Maggi: she did it because she loved him so much
Ying-Lan: ^"But no words can describe the sacrifice she made out of love for me, her young son." I think I understand the sentence... but I thought "made out of love".... several times... it means what?
Ying-Lan: ^"made out of love" is mean "she loved her son very much"... right?
Maggi: the sacrifice she made...out of love means because of the love she felt for him.
Maggi: I do a lot of things for my son out of love.
Ying-Lan: ^"the sacrifice she made..", and "out of love for me" is another thing.
Ying-Lan: ^"out of" means "take something off" or?
Maggi: yes...that is why you had a problem understanding it.
Maggi: out of here means because of.
Ying-Lan: ^because of? yeah... thanks , magi
Maggi: no problem...
Maggi: if you have difficulty sometimes...break the sentence down into phrases.
Ying-Lan: ^"the house stands up the river" is right?
Maggi: means up river
Ying-Lan: up river?
Maggi: not down the river
Maggi: from where the person is standing
Ying-Lan: ^"Break the sentence down to the phrases"?
Vance: Cezar, your web page is almost on the web.
Ying-Lan: ^I did it, but I cut the sentence with the wrong phrase.
Maggi: yes...subject verb clauses
Cezar: where is
Maggi: easy to do
Vance: In a moment, it will be at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/efi/cezar.htm
Ying-Lan: ^east to do?
Maggi: when it isn't clear try breaking it in a different place and see what happens.
Vance: I'm having a little browser problem and have had to restart.
Ying-Lan: I think... it needs to practice...
Maggi: I'll hold the fort...after a short break...brb
Vance: Ok. I'll take over. I can't seem to reach Geocities right now.
Maggi: you need to practice or it needs practice
Vance: Is that a question?
Ying-Lan: ^I need to practice how to cut the sentence...
Ying-Lan: ^It is not easy to do.. I hope so.
Vance: Yes. Many problems are better solved once you've broken them into smaller problems.
Ying-Lan: ^But If I cut the sentence with the wrong position...
Vance: Where are you getting your questions, YL?
Felix: @64,64 !It's Felix
Ying-Lan: ^Like "the ssacrifice she made our of love for me." I though... "made out of love"... not "The sacrifice she made" ... "out of love for me."
Vance: Oh, here's Felix. How are you?
Ying-Lan: ^Like "the sacrifice she made our of love for me." I though... "made out of love"... not "The sacrifice she made" ... "out of love for me."
Felix: Fine and drwost
Vance: YL, English has a habit of dropping out the relative clause and the verb "be".
Vance: Part of the trick is knowing where to put the relative pronoun and verb be BACK.
Felix: Hi Ying
Vance: So that is "the sacrifice WHICH she made WHICH WAS out of love for me.
Felix: Vance can you explain the out of in this context.. I really dont understand
Vance: ... or that she made that was out of love
Ying-Lan: ^because of
Felix: so out of is Because of?
Vance: Ying Lan couldn't understand the sentence: The sacrifice she made out of love for me.
Michael C: @64,64 !It's Michael C
Vance: She made a sacrifice. The sacrifice was out of love.
Michael C: Wow - it's busy. Hello everyone!
Felix: Hi Michael
Vance: Michael C is another teacher. Felix is a student from Brazil. Cezar just joined us from Romania.
Felix: Welcome here Cezar
Cezar: thank you
Felix: But there is someone else
Michael C: Welcome Cezar. i saw your message to the Webheads group.
Cezar: I hope to learn more english
Ying-Lan: ^maggi,,, A guy kidnaped a bus just wanted to see his former girl agin in Germany yesterday?
Felix: you will cezar
Vance: A guy who kidnapped a bus?
Felix: Ying I am really impressed how your English has improved since last year.
Maggi: Hi dud!
Vance: Really, it has hasn't it.
Felix: Yes, A lot
Ying-Lan: Vance, you are right.
Vance: To break this down, let's leave off (who kidnapped a bus).
Vance: A guy ... just wanted to see his girlfriend.
Ying-Lan: she is busy now. I guess.
Maggi: Oh YL...haven't heard about that yet.
Maggi: ooos dude
Ying-Lan: ^I saw the news on TV
Michael C: The real Felix!
Felix: PPL, why the colors are not OK??
Michael C: I don't know Felix.
Felix: snif snif snif
Maggi: I meant Dude for Michael.
Felix: Ying do you have any idea? When I paste the avatar here, its color changes
Vance: I'm trying to reach Geocities on two computers now. Cezar, I'll have to send up your home page later. Neither are responding. The problem is at Geocities.
Maggi: Denilson used it...
Ying-Lan: ^the green bird is sing...
Michael C: Oh OK. Hi Dude Maggi.
Ying-Lan: ^I don't know...
Cezar: I aM UNLUCKY
Maggi: He doesn't look like a dude...:-)
Vance: Cezar, when you get time, tell us more about yourself and I'll put the information on your home page. You can check it later.
Michael C: What does dude mean??
Felix: I looked up in the Palace's manual but I didnt find anything
Michael C: A cool guy/person?
Maggi: You don't know Michael?
Felix: dude = buddy ?
Vance: Why are you unlucky, Cezar?
Michael C: I think the meaning's changed recently.
Cezar: Because I dont can see the webpage
Maggi: No Dude's in Oz?
Ying-Lan: ^I don't know the question Felix asked.
Maggi: More like a cowboy...
Felix: That's ok Ying.
Michael C: Only those infected by America will say dude!
Maggi: So, I am infected now!
Felix: HI DUDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Michael C: You are American Maggi.
Vance: Well, when you see the web page, you will see that there's not much in it. You have to write us more first.
Ying-Lan: ^maggi. she lives in Germany...
Maggi: So...that doesn't mean I go in for dudes...:-)
Cezar: what do you need to know
Vance: You can look at the other people's web pages. Have a look at Felix's or Ying Lan's
Michael C: Yes she's an American living in Germany.......
Felix: How is the weather out there ? It's cold here
Vance: You can look at the other web pages and see what other students have said about themselves.
Michael C: Weather here?
Ying-Lan: ^Fleix, I wonder why you can do a lot of thing at the same time....
Felix: What do you mean Ying?
Maggi: not bad for a young man right AL?
Ying-Lan: ^I have not read a book in a month.
Vance: Felix and Ying Lan have well developed web pages. Some of the others are simpler.
Michael C: About 18 degrees by day; 13 by night.
Felix: I am reading 2 books at the same time.
Michael C: I'm like you Ying. I hardly ever read these days.
Felix: Celsius Michael?
Vance: What was the last book you read, YL?
Michael C: Yes - celsius.
Ying-Lan: ^Micahel... you are a writer ... not a reader.
Maggi: Teachers have too many other things to read usually.
Ying-Lan: ^You write something..
Michael C: I like that idea Ying. Why do you say that?
Felix: Michael is a writer???!!!!!!
Maggi: Michael has always wanted to be one maybe.
Michael C: You sound surprised Felix!
Ying-Lan: ^You are a teacher and you are busy to do your project.
Felix: I am Michael
Maggi: I've written a book.
Felix: What is the name?
Vance: Have you? What about?
Michael C: I'm not a real writer...check out my webpage sometime and you'll see. I mess around and write a bit.
Ying-Lan: ^The title is...?
Maggi: It is International Business English.
Vance: Which publisher?
Maggi: It is suggestopedy.
Maggi: Junger Verlag.
Felix: What is the editor company ?
Maggi: Originally PLS...now Junger has it...they bought out PLS
Maggi: expensive though...comes with 7 CD's.
Ying-Lan: ^What is "PLS"?
Felix: So it's a digital book
Maggi: Was a publishing company here for just suggestology.
Michael C: 7 CD's? that would cost a fortune!
Maggi: No Felix...Superlearning.
Maggi: aabout DM 350...but it works.
Michael C: I agree with your label Felix.
Maggi: haha :-)
Michael C: Too many identities!
Ying-Lan: ^Soo, maggi. the book is talking about "English"?
Felix: I dont have many Michael
Michael C: Only about 5!
Maggi: About learning international business English.
Maggi: Negotiating...meetings, etc. That sort of thing.
Felix: Maggi seems to know more about Michael's book than him.
Michael C: No! it IS Maggi's book!
Maggi: It is MY book...:-)
Ying-Lan: it is maggi's
Maggi: well...now that is clear...:-)
Michael C: I'm only a pretend writer!
Maggi: the great pretender!
Vance: I've coedited a book
Michael C: I'll accept that for now.
Maggi: heh...I like pretenders :-)
Michael C: pretend = fake/not real
Maggi: Michael is very real though!
Felix: why do you say that Maggi ?
Michael C: What was your book about Vance?
Ying-Lan: ^what is it?
Maggi: the great pretender is the name of a very old song.
Ying-Lan: Vance's book
Vance: About computers of course, in teaching languages
Michael C: Of course!
Maggi: no Yyying...Michael...
Maggi: Vance<'s book is probably better.
Michael C: Is it any good? (!)
Felix: Elvis Presley right Maggi ?
Vance: I can't find International Business English at Junger Verlag. I'm looking for it on the internet.
Maggi: I don't think so öFelix...
Maggi: I don't think you will find it Vance...
Felix: I think Elvi's is Lover pretend then
Maggi: geared to the German market.
Michael C: I thinkl Elvis did do the sing but someone did it before him.
Michael C: do the SONG.
Maggi: It goes back to the 50's...give me a minute to jog my memory.
Michael C: Hey Cezar - are you listening to all this?
Maggi: poor Cezar ...thinks we are all nuts...
Maggi: ...not just me...:-)
Michael C: nuts = crazy
Felix: I am not dum, maybe insane.
Maggi: ok...let's talk straight then...
Michael C: That's good. I hope your not bored Cezar.
Maggi: how could this be boring?!
Felix: Maggi, tell them about my students.
Ying-Lan: ^In the real life, I am easy to cry and laught... sooo I am insane.
Cezar: in the meantime I browse some pages
Michael C: OK. That's what vance does too.
Maggi: I met some of Felix's student this week.
Ying-Lan: ^Felix,,, you told us the news too late.
Michael C: So Ying and Felix are both insane and I am a pretender!
Maggi: insane means you are totally crazy...not in this world...
Ying-Lan: ^Not what, maggi?
Maggi: ok...and I am the mad lady...
brian-r: @64,64 !It's brian-r
Michael C: Yep MAD Maggi.
Maggi: hi Brian...
Maggi: ...join the crowd!
Cezar: because here is 3 teachers who is my teacher
Michael C: Hello Brian.
Maggi: we all are Cezar...
Ying-Lan: ^Cezar,,, which one do you love?
Vance: Brian, you made it.
Felix: Hello Brian
Ying-Lan: ^Cezar,,, which one do you love?
Maggi: let me get rid of some of the things I left lying around here.
Cezar: is too difficult to learn for more teachers
Cezar: all ofthem
Maggi: ok..._Cezar what would you like most to learn?
Michael C: Love what? who?
Ying-Lan: ^Cezar,,, is confused who is his teacher.
Maggi: she means which one he likes most.
Michael C: Which teacher?
Maggi: yes, silly
Cezar: i want to correct me if I make mistakes
Michael C: Thank you Maggi.
Maggi: see...he likes all of us...a real diplomat.
Vance: You want us to correct you if you make mistakes?
Maggi: should be...correct me if I make a mistake Cezar.
Vance: This is really confusing. Brian is a teacher, too.
Maggi: oh...where is he from?
Vance: Is Brian still here?
Michael C: No Brian.
Vance: Wait, he's ICQing me.
Cezar: for the english language not for ideas
Ying-Lan: ^Cezar, maggi, michaelc and vance are our teachers.
Ying-Lan: ^(Cezar), maggi, michaelc and vance are our teachers.
Cezar: I know
Maggi: How is the weather in Romania...here is it cloudy.
Felix: Brian is a teacher?????????
Ying-Lan: ^They will tell us if we make some mistakes in English.
Maggi: Cezar...can I have you fish?
Maggi: your fish?
Michael C: ^brb
Lu: @64,64 !It's Lu
Vance: Brian is another teacher at the EFI. He wanted to visit to see how our class works.
Ying-Lan: ^This is a chatting class... you just need to open your mind to say something.
Maggi: Hi Lu!
Vance: Hello Lu. How are you?
Felix: Where is Brian from ?
Vance: He's from the UK.
Felix: Hi Lu
Vance: Lu, where are you from?
Michael C: .
Ying-Lan: ^When you send your message to E-group..., all of us will receive it and read it.. It is like a mail list of the e-group.
Maggi: Hey who took that!
Lu: @64,64 !It's Lu
Ying-Lan: ^It is a kind of discussing way... to talk and to share us your idea...
Maggi: Try again please Cezar...
Ying-Lan: hi, lu
Vance: I found Brian. He's in a another room.
Vance: Brian, don't click on any doors.
Ying-Lan: ^Hi. Brian...
Michael C: Welcome back Brian.
Felix: WB Brian
Maggi: Hi Brian...
Vance: Now that he's back, we'll have to stop talking about him.
Michael C: And Brian is from.....?
Ying-Lan: ^I am a little cruious about ...brian-r...
Vance: Here Maggi, your fish.
Michael C: Me too...
* Maggi * ok...I have it...thank you!
Michael C: c-u-r-i-o-u-s Ying.
* Vance * You gotta be fast at this table
* Ying-Lan * ^Why does Brian-r keep silence?
Vance: Brian, everyone is dying of curiosity.
Maggi: Quit snatching my fish Vance!
Vance: I didn't take it.
Michael C: Especiall the cat!
Felix: what is snatching ?
* Maggi * I see that...blink and it's gone...
Vance: Snatch means to grab something quickly
Michael C: "Curiosity killed the cat" (Englsih expression)
brian-r: Is this how it works?
Maggi: He took my cat...
Vance: You got it!
Michael C: Bravo Brian!
Ying-Lan: ^what do you mean? Brian.
Vance: This is Brian's first time at the Palace, so he's just learning the controls.
Ying-Lan: ^"Michael...Not "Blue killed a cat"?
brian-r: Well hello! I'm also from the UAE.
Michael C: No Ying. We don't have such an expression in English. You do in Chinese?
Maggi: who is Blue Ying?
Maggi: Someone said you were from England Brian.
Felix: But no one here is from UAE..
Maggi: Vance is...
Maggi: he lives there...
Michael C: You might say 'curiosity killed the cat' to someone if they're asking too many questiions.
Felix: Vance LIVES in UAE
Vance: Brian and I both live in the UAE (United Arab Emirates).
brian-r: Yes but I work in the UAE
Maggi: see Felix!
Ying-Lan: ^Vance lives in UAE but he cames from USA
Vance: We live in different Emirates. I'm in Abu Dhabi, and Brian works in Ajman.
Michael C: And you don't want to tell them the answers.
Felix: We have this expression in Portuguese too Michael
Ying-Lan: ^Vance lives in UAE but he comes from USA
Maggi: and then r
Vance: Right, Ying.
Michael C: That's interesting Felix.
Ying-Lan: ^.... I just said it in Chinese way.
Maggi: Sso Brian is British...?
Michael C: So how would you say it in a sentence?
Vance: Right, Maggi.
Felix: I hate THESE BANNERS
Ying-Lan: ^"The Blue killed a cat" When someone is worry about something..
brian-r: Yes Maggi, Brian Is British
Vance: What banners? Not from the Palace.
Maggi: Whereabouts Brian?
Michael C: OK. we'd probably put 'blues' in the plural in that example.
Michael C: ..as in "He's got the blues today."
Felix: from Palace Vance
Maggi: I don't get any banners Felix.
Ying-Lan: he got blues today?
brian-r: I'm from just north of London. And you?
Vance: I don't get banners. Are you a member, Felix?
Michael C: "He's got the blues today."
Maggi: I use to live just north of Cambridge...now I am in Germany.
Felix: I dont have to agree but I dont agree with this expression.. I dont see blue as a sad color.. I would say He's got the GRAYs TODAY.
Felix: Yes, Vance I am a member.. It's a newer version I had installed
Michael C: But that wouldn't make any sense to anyone Felix! (in english)
Maggi: Pays too stick with the old version sometimes Felix...:-)
Felix: I know.. But never it late to change.. Language is always changing.
Vance: Thanks for the warning about the newer version!
Michael C: So the new version of the Palace has banners?
Maggi: forget it...I'll stay with this one.
Felix: yes. they have... and if you click on the X, soon it shows another one
Michael C: And yes of course you can change the language Felix!
Michael C: But people may not understand you.
Maggi: but the gray's sounds funny...
Maggi: ...and no one will get it.
Michael C: OK let's make the change starting now. Who's got the grays?
Maggi: think your hair maybe is going gray.
Felix: at least you here will understand me.
Maggi: most of us...LOL
Felix: I have Michael.. Yesterday I was in a funeral.
Michael C: A small point: Aust/UK english spells it GREY.
Michael C: Whose funeral Felix?
Felix: A friend of mine. He was very ill.. Diabets.... only 32 years old..
Michael C: That's sad.
Ying-Lan: ^That's blues.
Felix: yes Ying. 32
Michael C: Was he a close friend?
Maggi: Brian is very quiet...
Ying-Lan: ^On other hands... he is in heaven now.
Felix: He needs to filter his kidney 3 times a week. What is the name of this procedure in English ?
Maggi: on the other hand
Ying-Lan: ^On other hand... he is in heaven now.
Michael C: "On the other hand" Ying.
Michael C: Dialysis.
Felix: hemodialise in portuguese
Michael C: Die-al-i-sis
Felix: since January I have lost 5 friends.
Michael C: What?!
Maggi: This is n op
Maggi: not a good year for you Felix, is it?
Felix: Wanna be my close friend now Michael /
Michael C: That's insane.
Vance: In accidents? Disease?
Michael C: I don't know Felix. Sounds like I might die!
Felix: It started in New Year's... a couple died in a car accident. Then
Maggi: at New Year's
Vance: What a start to the year!
Felix: then a woman who had cancer, another man (32) with cancer too and yesterday this man with diabets
Felix: yes, the couple were the worst. Accidents always get us by surprise
Vance: That's too much.
Ying-Lan: ^Felix,,,, so I am not your friend now... it is terrible..?
Felix: I hope it stops for this year
Michael C: I think that's enough deaths for about 20 years.
Maggi: but remember too, you had a son...and he is healthy...a new life begins.
Felix: i know you are kidding Ying.
Cezar: thys story sounds bad
Felix: Yeah Maggi... that's right.
brian-r: This is fascinating, but I'll have to go soon. We need some things from the supermarket nearby.
Maggi: Nothing open here today...
Vance: OK Brian. Glad you could make it. Now you have a feel for the Palace.
Felix: BTW, who is your health Ying ? I've heard you have ammenia
Michael C: Unfortunately we don't have a supermarket here.
Maggi: Come again Brian:-)
Maggi: how is your health...
Vance: See you online
Michael C: Bye Brian.
Felix: oops. It was a typo
Maggi: live in the sticks Michael?
Felix: Bye Brian
Ying-Lan: ^bye... brian
Maggi: bye Brian!
Ying-Lan: ^I am easy to tired.
Maggi: you ned iron then?
brian-r: Okay Vance. Thanks for inviting me. Goodbye everybody!
Michael C: No I mean we don't have a supermarket at the Palace!
Maggi: oh...yes...no virtual food...
Michael C: Maybe you should turn off that alarm clock Ying!
Felix: I am 27 years old Cezar
Maggi: Michael wants to go to bed soon and sleep...:-)
Michael C: Actually I'd better go too. I have to go and pick up my son soon.
Felix: But it's live Cezar.
Maggi: wait until he can drive himself Michael...
Felix: Cezar, talk in public
Felix: it's life
Ying-Lan: ^pick up.... it is late in Australia.
Michael C: After I pick up my son Maggi. (It's a holiday here tomorrow). It's 11.10 pm here.
Vance: I looked for all the food I could find. This is it.
Ying-Lan: ^That's great!
Michael C: You found some food Vance. Brian could have stayed!
Vance: There you are.
Maggi: I have to rummage around ...I might have something better...
Ying-Lan: ^You do not need to work this Monday.
Felix: The hot dog is mine
Vance: Poor guy. Doesn't know that all his needs can be met online.
Michael C: I'll leave you all to your feasting. But no - i don't have to work tomorrow.
Felix: Sorry about that Cezar...
Maggi: Anyone into bugs...?
Felix: Cezar how old are you?
Ying-Lan: That's great!
Vance: I can play with this
Vance: Thanks Maggi
Felix: I see
Maggi: my pleassure...
Michael C: Bon appetite. And good night everyone. It's been fun as usual.
Vance: Cezar is a manager of his own company.
Felix: Bye FRIEND MIchael
Vance: Bonne nuit MC
Maggi: I meant when he can drive Michael you can stop being a taxi...but it will cost you some nerves.
Michael C: Bon nuit!
Maggi: slaap lekker!
Vance: Uh, drive carefully (seeing that you are Felix's FRIEND)
Felix: Ying, what religion are you ?
Michael C: Dan je wel. Good point Vance. I think I'll remain a distant friend of Felix!
Michael C: Ciao!
Vance: a virtual friend should be safe enough. Just don't open any email attachments
Michael C: OK OK...
Felix: Tchau Michael
Michael C: I'm off!
Felix: oh I see. It's interesting
Ying-Lan: ^You mean,,, I am interesting...
Jotas: @64,64 !It's Jotas
Ying-Lan: Hi, Jotas
Cezar: you live in UE
Vance: If I were religious, I would be a buddist.
Vance: In UAE
Cezar: no Felix
Maggi: Hi Jotas...
Vance: Hi Jotas
Felix: What is the main religion in AUE ?
Ying-Lan: ^Waht do you mean ? Vance... You are not religious?
Vance: Right, Ying.
Maggi: Muslim Felix.
Vance: Right, Maggi.
Jotas: HI all
Ying-Lan: ^I think you are Catholic.
Felix: In Brazil is Catholicism.. And in German?
Maggi: me either...religious I mean...
Felix: no I dont have any religion.. I used to be Baptist
Maggi: Mixed...north is protestant and the south Catholic
Ying-Lan: ^maggi, you are not religious.
Vance: Hi Jotas. Where are you from?
Maggi: Not in the sense that I believe in one God...
Felix: I believe in Chistianism's God.
Maggi: Maybe all the food scared him...
Maggi: I think about the oneness of the universe...
Ying-Lan: the guy is gone.
Vance: Is religion important to you, YL?
Maggi: if there really is a God he has a quality control problem.
Vance: Good one, Maggi.
Maggi: some blue mustard for the hot dog...
Maggi: it all belongs together Ying...no one religion is any better or worse or more right ...
Ying-Lan: you are right.
Maggi: Gee...I have some garbage in my suitcase...
Ying-Lan: ^Vance, I think the religion is importand for me.
Maggi: weird things happen when you put them together...
Vance: Religion is very important in the Middle East.
Ying-Lan: ^Do you think it is obstacle to get improve in UAE?
Maggi: sometimes religion is an excuse I think...
Vance: Sometimes it's an obstacle, but on the other hand it contributes to the culture and values of the people here.
Ying-Lan: ^I mean they spent a lof money and time on the religion.
Maggi: money and time?
Ying-Lan: forgot it.
Jotas: @64,64 !It's Jotas
Vance: They do. They do that in many cultures. But Islam is an integral part of the people here, so they need to do what they do.
Maggi: I would do it too if I lived there.
Ying-Lan: ^Is it time to say bye... we have been for 2 hours.
Vance: It's been very nice to have seen you.
Maggi: time flies when you are having fun...
Felix: Maggi you are so stylish now.. LOL
Maggi: nice to see you Ying...
Ying-Lan: ^you will go on?
Vance: Not for long, I don't think.
Maggi: cleaning out my closet Felix...
Vance: It's balcony time.
Ying-Lan: ^balcony time...
Maggi: with a beer of course...:-)
Felix: one day I will send you a bottle of cachaça Vance.
Vance: I look forward to that Felix, but one day I will come and get it myself.
Felix: That's better then.
Vance: It's the time of evening where I go sit on my balcony.
Maggi: let's all go together....:-)
Felix: good idea Maggi
Felix: Bye all.
Vance: Next mardi gras!??
* Cezar * So I must to go
Maggi: bye Felix...
Felix: Have a nice and peaceful week FRIENDS
* Cezar * bye all
Vance: OK, Cezar, it's good you could join us.
Maggi: now there is a thought...
* Cezar * thank you
Maggi: Felix is leaving...
* Cezar * bye
Vance: I'll get your web page up when Geocities starts working again.
* Cezar * waiting
Vance: Cezar is whispering, but he's saying goodbye.
Maggi: oh...buy Cezar!
Ying-Lan: felix is gone?
Felix: bye cezar
Vance: See you next week, we hope.
Maggi: well...I have a pile of mundane things to do too!
Felix: Wanna talk in my back Ying ?
Ying-Lan: say bey to you.
Maggi: behind your back...
Maggi: in your back is funny...
Maggi: like your back is a microphone!
Vance: You can't talk behind anyone's back. They can read it in the chat log on the web.
Felix: But there's a Censor here Vance.. LOL
Ying-Lan: clean these... food.
Maggi: who is a censor?
Felix: ask Vance.. LOL
Vance: Look at the end of last week's chat log. There is a joke there.
Ying-Lan: joke? what is your secret?
Ying-Lan: ^What is your secrect?
Vance: easy way, http://www.netword.com
Vance: netword = webheads
Vance: Then follow the links to the chat logs
Ying-Lan: That's a joke?
Vance: Did you not find our secrets, YL?
Vance: Felix knows the secrets.
Ying-Lan: ^What is it?
Felix: yes ying. at the bottom he wrote.."Censoured.. Only teacher's talk".. I have been teasing him about that
Vance: In that chat, we were talking about our ages, remember?
Vance: For some people, that's a secret.
Maggi: he thought the teachers were talking about the students.
Vance: Actually, I'm interested in logging the chats to record student interaction.
Vance: If the students aren't there, then it's irrelevant to me.
Vance: So I "censor" whatever is said when students aren't there.
Vance: I also cut out some whispering.
Maggi: good idea...
Maggi: you mean the whispering shows up on the log...?
Felix: I am still drowsy. I will try to get a nap for now.
Maggi: all the whispering?
Vance: Yeah, on your log if you're being whispered to.
Felix: Maggi is worried now.. LOL
Vance: Not the whispering behind my back.
Maggi: so if someone doesn't whisper to you it won't show on the log.
Vance: Yeah, I bet Maggi was getting worried thee.
Vance: Are you concerned about this Maggi?
Vance: Why, what did you say?
Maggi: you bet...:-)
Felix: shame on Maggi.. ROFLMAO
Vance: No, if you whisper to Felix, I wouldn't know about it. It wouldn't be in my log.
Maggi: I never say anything I wouln't put on the back of a postcard.
Ying-Lan: ^Don't look at back, when someone say you that.
Vance: I've seen some pretty wild postcards in Amsterdam and Copenhagen/
Felix: i have gotta go
Felix: bye all
Ying-Lan: me, too.
Maggi: ok...so that leaves me open then!!
Vance: When does someone say that to you?
Maggi: Bye Felix...have a nice nap...:-)
Vance: Don't look back, means don't think about the past.
Felix: I will srew my bed now..
Vance: Just go there, do what you plan to do, don't look back.
Ying-Lan: ^It is a Chinese sentence...I can not translate it.
Vance: Bye Felix.
Vance: Glad you could make it.
Maggi: try nails Felix...work better than screws...
Ying-Lan: ^Let me think... how to write it in English.
Felix: screw = mess ???
Ying-Lan: ^If I made it out, I will let you know by email, it is o.k. Vance.
Maggi: one of the meanings...
Felix: and the others?
Maggi: not here...:-)
Felix: icq me then
Ying-Lan: ^say bye.
Felix: Bye all
Vance: Why did we all say, bye?
Maggi: because Felix is leaving...
Maggi: ,,,and Ying
Vance: Well, I guess I'll depart as well.
Maggi: and she said to say bye...and we did...:-)
Maggi: ok...it's off we all go...
Vance: Guess, what, Hilda is on her way.
Maggi: A little late isn't she
Vance: She just asked again if it was ok to join us. Very polite.
Maggi: I've been online four hours...good grief...
Vance: It would be nice to see her. .. another icq message ...
Maggi: why not...
Vance: She's asking for the http. I wonder if she knows it's the palace. Soon find out.
Vance: I'm actually wrapping up some work here, so I'm easy.
Vance: Bobbi has me committed to going to two people's houses tonight to help them with their computers.
Hilda: @64,64 !It's Hilda
Vance: There's Hilda. How have you been?
Maggi: Hi Hilda...
Vance: woops, I'll bet she went in the other room.
Vance: I'll go look.
Vance: hang on
Maggi: Vance just went to get aou
Vance: She'll be back
Hilda: @64,64 !It's Hilda
Maggi: you...well talk about bunping in the doorway
Vance: There you are. We had one guy get lost in there for 5 min tonigh.
Maggi: Watch that door...
Vance: So how is medical school? Are you a doctor yet?
Hilda: hello, maggi, vance!
Maggi: oh...what kind of doctor?
Hilda: ^how to ospleak?
Hilda: oh. i can speak now..though the speed is slow
Vance: call from home
Hilda: maggi, i am an intern doctor!
Vance: Hilda, you just missed a very nice class. Also a long one.
Hilda: errrrr......where and when is it?
Vance: It stared almost 3 hours ago.
Hilda: did u have a copy of it?
Vance: It's every Sunday at 11:30 gmt.
Vance: Yes, we're making a copy now, a log of the chat.
Hilda: send to my email account, would u?
Hilda: maggi, where from?
Vance: The logs are posted on the web. I'll send you the url when it's up.
Maggi: oops Germany
Vance: I guess we're going to have to go. We've both been online a long time.
Maggi: Vance...what is a male witch called?
Hilda: ha...i am just wondering
Vance: A mail witch ... a warlock?
Vance: I'm starting to shut down my computers. My wife just called and wanted to know where I am.
Maggi: that's what I thought too.
Maggi: oh oh
Hilda: bye bye. nice to meet both of u!
Maggi: same here!
Hilda: maggi, r u leaving too?
Maggi: better hurry Vance or you will be stepping in dog doo soon!
Maggi: I should Hilda.
Vance: I'm talking to my boss.
Maggi: well...bigger doo!
Maggi: the stuff dogs leave on the sidewalk Hilda.
Vance: I guess I've got to go. My office computer is off. This one's next.
Vance: I'll see you guys. I'm in shut down mode.
Hilda: i got it!
Maggi: bye Vance...have fun helping the othetrs...I'm next when you get the chance :-)
Vance: I'll fly there.
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