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*** Welcome to Virtual School House Vance!
Vance: @64,64 !It's Vance
Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan
Vance: Hi Ying Lan.
Ying-Lan: So, you just want to stay here only 30 minutes tonight!
Vance: Did I say that? No, 11:30 to 13:00, an hour and 30 minutes.
Ying-Lan: I am sorry, I probably misunstood it.
Vance: The usual time. It's just that if people come at 13:00 then I really need to go.
Vance: So how are you today?
Ying-Lan: oOOOOhhhh , yes
Ying-Lan: ^I was bad on the test in this morning.
Ying-Lan: ^To be honest, I did not read so hard,,,,, The truth, I did not read these books.
Vance: What test was that?
Ying-Lan: ^You asked me what is the test?
Vance: Yes. Maybe you told us, but I forgot.
Vance: Was it TOEFL?
Ying-Lan: ^I attended a course by mailling. It is about my job... l
Ying-Lan: ^You know I work at a bank.
Vance: So you don't think you did so well? But maybe you'll be surprised to find you did well.
Ying-Lan: ^I will pass a test next year
Ying-Lan: ^You are kidding.
Ying-Lan: ^What I have been at home, I only read these episodes of "Ally Mcbeal" and listened to these tape which I recoreded.
Ying-Lan: ^What I have been at home, I only read these episodes of "Ally Mcbeal" and listened to these tapes which I recoreded.
Vance: Do you mean at home you have only been watching tv instead of studying for your test?
Ying-Lan: ^I like "Ally" very much. I don't undestand what they said. I recoreded it when it played on TV.
Ying-Lan: ^You got it.
Ying-Lan: ^I was silly.
Ying-Lan: ^I am always silly.
Vance: Can you get closed caption tv?
Ying-Lan: ^I can read closed caption in Chinese.
Ying-Lan: ^But I want to understand what they said in English.
Ying-Lan: ^I spent a lot of time to research these scripts by Internet.
Vance: Are the Ally episodes with close-caption?
Vance: Did you find any?
Vance: Any scripts?
Ying-Lan: ^These episodes are the summary of the TV shows.
Ying-Lan: ^Have you watched the "Ally Mcbeal"?
Vance: No, never. I don't watch much tv. Except the news. And every night I watch Seinfeld. I like Seinfeld. Do you know that one
Ying-Lan: ^When I looked for the scripts of Ally, I have found some interesting web site.
Vance: Oh good, what was the web site?
Ying-Lan: ^Seinfeld, I read the word on "TV scripts project" .
Ying-Lan: ^They have the scripts of Seinfeld.
Ying-Lan: ^There is no "Ally"'s scripts.
Vance: Do you remember the url for the web site?
Ying-Lan: ^I wrote a email to ask the webmaster... he gave me a wonderful reply.
Vance: What did he say?
Ying-Lan: ^Vance, I sent it by icq. But I have to open it, Can you wait?
Ying-Lan: ^My icq is out of order now.
Maggi: @64,64 !It's Maggi
Ying-Lan: Maybe I have to cut the line to restart my computer.
Vance: Well, just paste it into the Palace dialog screen.
Maggi: Sorry Ying!
Vance: Hi Maggi. My you're looking tanned today. Wow, where've you been, to the beach??
Maggi: yes...on my cyber island! :-)
Vance: So it's virtual tanning .. wow
Ying-Lan: ^Here it is. http://tvtp.simplenet.com/index.htm
Maggi: nifty huh?
Ying-Lan: ^Here you are. http://tvtp.simplenet.com/index.htm
Ying-Lan: ^Hi, maggi
Vance: Got it, the TV script project. Neat.
Maggi: Hi Ying...sorry I landed on you:-)
Ying-Lan: ^Why were you saying "sorry"?
Ying-Lan: ^it is o.k. Don't mention it.
Vance: Maggi, that's a web site where you can get tv scripts, like Seinfeld (but not Ally McBall)
Maggi: oh...great idea...my students can watch it in German and compare the English.
Ying-Lan: ^He told me an other web site http://www.scriptshop.com. There are 10 Ally McBeal for sale.
Maggi: Felix said he should make it today.,..didn't stay up all night again.
Ying-Lan: ^But I have not decided to buy them.
Maggi: Are you at work Vance?
Ying-Lan: ^Beceause these scripts will be delivery by mail... it is a little expensive.
Maggi: How's the spring weather your side of the world Ying?
Maggi: I know...the post office needs to make some money too!
Ying-Lan: ^But I have found so many web sibe which supply free movie scripts like this one http://www.cyberlink.de/~widmann/movie/zip/index.html#m
Ying-Lan: ^But I have found so many web sites which supply free movie scripts like this one http://www.cyberlink.de/~widmann/movie/zip/index.html#m
Ying-Lan: ^I have some DVD like "The mask" , "Seven" and "Little buddha".
Vance: Yeah, I'm at work. I'm busy cutting yl's websites and pasting them to an email message to our teachers.
Maggi: oh...ever the busy body...LOL
Vance: Our teachers eat these sites up. I've got a short list already. I'll point you to it ...
Ying-Lan: ^I have downloaded the scripts of "The mask" and "Seven".
Ying-Lan: ^What is it?
Maggi: How long are they to download Ying?
Ying-Lan: ^You mean "Time"...
Maggi: yes, time...
Ying-Lan: ^How long did I downloaded these cripts?
Maggi: How long did it take for you to download them, yes?
Maggi: Does Michael still have a class on Sunday too?
Ying-Lan: ^I am not sure.. But I remember ... It took 15 minustes to download the "Seven". But I downloaded the mask only 5 minutes... It has been zipped.
Maggi: I have a zip file too.
Ying-Lan: ^Maggi, Have you watched the "Ally Mcbeal" in U.S.A.?
Maggi: With ISDN some things really zip along...
Maggi: No...who is she?
Maggi: I don't watch much TV.
Ying-Lan: ^It is TV shows made by the Fox/
Maggi: It might be on here if it isn't brand new.
Maggi: I usually only watch a film with my son when he sayws I need to see it.
Ying-Lan: ^OOH, I see. You protect him...
Vance: Comedy = funny, or happy ending
Maggi: brand new means the first time...it is really new.
Ying-Lan: ^You son is under 18.
Vance: brand = mark or name brand; "Brand new" means so new it still has the name brand on it.
Maggi: no, I let him watch whatever he wants...
Maggi: if I find it questionable I watch it with him.
Vance: My scripts are at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/textanal.htm
Ying-Lan: ^What is it?
Vance: I think I may move them. I had trouble finding them.
Maggi: even soft porn shows.
Vance: The questionable stuff is undoubtedly the most fun to watch.
Maggi: it sure is!
Ying-Lan: ^I am here now.
Ying-Lan: ^I mean this url.
Vance: Oh, my site? OK, let me help you ...
Ying-Lan: ^It is talking about your project?
Ying-Lan: ^Why did you send my URL to your friends?
Vance: No, this is another project. Movie scripts are near the bottom. This page is about where you can get text to analyze.
Ying-Lan: ^I have found it.
Ying-Lan: ^I have been the first one.
Vance: I'm going to send the urls of any movie scripts or tv script sources to our teachers. We use these things here.
Ying-Lan: ^It is great!
Vance: Yeah, if you find any more, let me know, and I'll add them to my list.
Vance: I have a url called funstuff.htm, and I think I'll move these scripts there.
Ying-Lan: ^I have resarched the "Moive Scripts" by www.google.com. There are some good web sites.
Ying-Lan: ^Do you think it is helpful to learn English by watching movies?
Vance: Why don't you email a list of good movie script sites to email@example.com
Maggi: I think so.
Vance: YES. I think it's an especially good way if you have the script!
Ying-Lan: ^I try...But I have another English test next week.
Vance: Then you'll be watching that much more tv ...
Maggi: I have another opinion about tests.
Ying-Lan: ^That's why I recorded the tape of "Ally Mcbeal".
Ying-Lan: ^maggi, I am here to listen your opinion.
Maggi: Well, to be honest most of them are useless.
Maggi: They only make people panic...cause them suffering...make students resort to memorization...
Maggi: I have to give some too...
Maggi: but I do it differently.
Maggi: At least the company I work for supports me.
Ying-Lan: ^Most of the tests are useful
Maggi: How are they useful Ying...that you remembered something on the test?
Ying-Lan: ^Most of the tests are useful, you said... what were you doing the different?i
Maggi: No, most tests are NOT useful...
Maggi: I SAID USELESS:::
Maggi: oops...did not mean to write it big.
Ying-Lan: ^I heard it.
Maggi: I test the skills they need to function in English on the job.
Ying-Lan: ^what is it? Can you email the sample?
Maggi: Can they take a telephone message for example.
Ying-Lan: ^Ohhh, yeah!
Maggi: Can they write a proper letter, fax or email.
Maggi: Can they take a visitor to dinner and talk to him.
Ying-Lan: ^Even though the test is useless, I have to pass it to get promotion.
Maggi: or her!
Ying-Lan: ^Like we are talking now.
Maggi: I understand Ying and I think that is unfair.#
Ying-Lan: ^NO way..
Ying-Lan: ^I don
Ying-Lan: ^I do not prepare these test... I can not stand to read those grammer book and test analyize, I prefer to read the episodes of Ally McBeal.. I know I waste too much time to read these.
Ying-Lan: ^I do not prepare these test... I can not stand to read those grammer books and test analyizes, I prefer to read the episodes of Ally McBeal.. I know I waste too much time to read these.
Ying-Lan: ^That's my fault.
Ying-Lan: ^I also read the scripts of movies.
Ying-Lan: ^Am I supid????
Ying-Lan: ^Must be.
Vance: I agree with Maggi. Tests are difficult to write so that they test the skills you are looking for.
Maggi: No...you are NOT stupid!!
Ying-Lan: So what?
Vance: You are obviously not stupid, and you have skills your bank needs, but your bank is not finding out about those skills through the tests they give you.
Maggi: So...what is important is that you can talk to anyone in the world.
Ying-Lan: ^I was so glad.. when I understood some sentences of "Ally".
Maggi: And like Vance says,,,your bank is testing in a way that will not show the skills you really have.
Vance: To pass your bank's test, you have to waste your time doing things you don't like to do and that are not important to you or to your bank.
Ying-Lan: ^Thanks for your kind words.
Maggi: That is what the German's call a Volkserlebnis...
Ying-Lan: ^maggi, what is it?
Maggi: a people's experience
Vance: You are able to improve yourself best by spending time doing what you like to do.
Vance: You LEARN from being here and from reading Ally McBeal scripts.
Maggi: when it is fun you learn more.
Ying-Lan: ^I always think to speak English is more important to pass the test.
Ying-Lan: ^Is it correct ..? I mean the last sentence.
Maggi: it was perfect
Ying-Lan: ^I always think to speak English is more important to pass the test.
Maggi: than to pass
Vance: more important THAN to pass the test, or more important IN ORDER TO??
Ying-Lan: ^I always think to speak English is more important than to pass the test.
Maggi: taht's it
Vance: Now it's right.
Vance: It probably is, too.
Ying-Lan: ^But my coleaques said "you are mad!"
Vance: He who laughs last laughs best.
Maggi: don't listen to them...what do they know anyway!
Vance: Crazy people will always claim it's YOU who are mad.
Ying-Lan: ^I am always crazy,.. I know that.
Maggi: Well...so am I...:-)
Vance: What's wrong with being crazy? Maggi is crazy, totally insane ...
Maggi: see...and Vance still talks to me...
Vance: At least we have that in common.
Ying-Lan: ^I not only want to pass the test but also to speak English fluently
Maggi: practice makes perfect...
Vance: What do you have to know to pass this crazy test?
Ying-Lan: ^There is always a way to make it.
Ying-Lan: ^There is a way to make it.
Maggi: Learn to just do what you need to pass the test.
Ying-Lan: ^To be successful.
Vance: Tests are important. Everyone has to do them, distasteful as they are.
Maggi: I love tests.
Ying-Lan: ^maggi, you love tests?
Vance: Well, distasteful to some people ...
Ying-Lan: ^Because you are good at doing test?
Maggi: I like to outsmart the person who made the test.
Vance: The trick is to outsmart the person who is GIVING the test.
Vance: = be smarter than
Maggi: beat them at their own game.
Ying-Lan: ^It means "Very smart"?
Maggi: oh no
Maggi: I am not so smart...
Ying-Lan: I am confused it.
Maggi: I just have a great memory
Maggi: and a good feel for what they want...
Maggi: ...and do what they want
Ying-Lan: ^That's smart.
Ying-Lan: ^I need your smart brain.
Maggi: I think it is more just clever
Ying-Lan: ^Maggi, you are smart.
Ying-Lan: ^When you told me you speak good Germany, I have known you are smart.
Maggi: I don't think that is smart...after living here 20 years I should speak it well.
Maggi: Vance speaks more than one language too!
Ying-Lan: ^it is true.
Ying-Lan: ^If you do not want to learn Germany, you could not speak it.
Ying-Lan: ^It doesn't matter of the "Time".
Maggi: German...I wanted to be able to talk to people.
Maggi: That is very motivating...
Maggi: and being a good listener in the beginning helps...
Ying-Lan: ^I know.. some Chineses live in USA, they don't speak Enlish only Chinese.
Maggi: ...and also taking the risk to make a mistake.
Ying-Lan: ^Taking a risk to make mistake
Maggi: yes...you learn more from the mistakes sometimes.
Ying-Lan: ^What about this... "I am at home" or "I go home"... with at or without to... what is the difference?
Vance: At is a preposition of place
Maggi: When you are at home...you are there.
Ying-Lan: ^How about this... "I am at home" or "I go home"... with at or without to... what is the difference?
Vance: at that place
Maggi: when you go home you are on your way there.
Ying-Lan: ^"I go to school everyday" , " I was at school last Friday".
Ying-Lan: ^I could not say "I go to home"
Maggi: yes to the first one, no to the second
Ying-Lan: ^"to go to school"... "to go home".
Maggi: you just go home...
Ying-Lan: ^"You just go home"... without to.
Maggi: yes...without to
Ying-Lan: ^"I go to school" with to.
Ying-Lan: ^I know I am right... but why?
Maggi: who really cares...just learn the ones that go together
Vance: Yes, to is a preposition of direction in this case, but "go home' is an idiomatic expression, that's just the way we say it.
Maggi: it is easier and you won't be so frustrated
Vance: If you change that expression, you have to use "to", like I will go to my home, or can I go to your home?
Maggi: little children don't ask why, they just learn the way they go together.
Ying-Lan: ^The truth is I have to remember those idoms.
Ying-Lan: ^MMMMany idoms have to remember.
Maggi: Just learn the context you would use them in.
Vance: English is full of such things, but in real life, they don't matter. Have you read Deden's notes to the eclass? Full of mistakes, but completely communicative.
Vance: Deden is a risk taker. Risk takers succeed eventually!
Maggi: That's what I told him too.
Ying-Lan: ^I read it.. but ..
Vance: Did you tell Deden to write to the list?
Vance: or to take risks ..??
Ying-Lan: ^Do he know he made mistakes?
Maggi: Yes..he sent me a message first.
Maggi: Yes, he knows he makes a lot of mistakes.
Vance: Maybe he does, but he doesn't care. He just wants to communicate.
Vance: I respect him very much for that.
Maggi: But he also knows that it is important to try.
Ying-Lan: That's good.
Ying-Lan: ^I envy "Gloria".. she speak good English...
Maggi: She makes mistakes too but it doesn't matter.
Maggi: Hey...the Oz man!
Michael C: Hi Folks!
Vance: ANYbody who tries to speak a foreign language is going to make mistakes. It doesn't matter.
Maggi: Long time no see!
Nadir-Jr: @64,64 !It's Nadir-Jr
Maggi: Hey Tomas!
Nadir-Jr: hi there!!!
Michael C: The Oz Man - I like that!
Maggi: Hi...how is the farm going?
Ying-Lan: ^I am back.
Vance: Here's Nadir, ... Oh, is Nadir back there?
Ying-Lan: ^Hi, Michaelc.
Maggi: aWhat have you been up to Michael...?
Vance: Hi OZ, (easier to write than Michael C)
Maggi: oz is easier to write...
Nadir-Jr: hi there!!!
Nadir-Jr: Hi Vance!
Vance: Ying and Nadir, you're sitting in the same spot.
Michael C: Hi Ying.
Vance: better ...
Michael C: Hello UAE!
Ying-Lan: Nadir-Jr... nice to meet you
Ying-Lan: ^Are you a teacher or student?
Nadir-Jr: I'm a stundent
Maggi: He was one of my very first students.
Ying-Lan: ^Michaelc,,, long time no see.
Vance: A friend of Felix's, right?
Nadir-Jr: Are you there Margaret?
Ying-Lan: ^I remember.. he is from Taiwan.
Maggi: Yes I am
Nadir-Jr: yup Vance :))
Maggi: I introduced him to Felix.
Nadir-Jr: By the way, I thought to see him here today...
Michael C: Yes. I've been a bit lazy lately. But I have been enjoying all the webheads mail.
Ying-Lan: ^From Brazil.
Maggi: He said he would come
Vance: me too
Ying-Lan: ^I read your email...
Maggi: no fair being so lazy Oz.
Vance: Felix asked me to wake him up, so I sent him an ICQ message.
Ying-Lan: ^Thanks for your beautiful sound.
Vance: LIKE THIS! WAKE UP FELIX!
Michael C: I actually haven't been lazy - incredibly busy actually.
Nadir-Jr: hehehe I didn't know that he is a lazy man, like me...
Ying-Lan: I know you are busy.
Vance: He's not. He's a lazy man WORSE than you.
Maggi: Aren't all men in Brazil like that LOL :-)
Vance: Well, it IS morning in Brazil, a Sunday morning.
Nadir-Jr: it is my first time using 'palace prog', so I am a little lost here...hehehe
Nadir-Jr: right Vance, it is a cold morning here where I am
Vance: You're doing very well. You're here.
Nadir-Jr: thanks :)
Maggi: you are doing just fine Tomas...
Vance: Where are you exactly, we'll look it up on Mapquest.
Nadir-Jr: I live in southern area...state of Rio Grande do Sul
Nadir-Jr: Passo Fundo city
Maggi: I've been really busy too M...10-12 hr days...and this until the summer.
Michael C: That's too much Maggi.
Maggi: May be...but I just had to buy my son a Roller.
Nadir-Jr: just tell me something...is it possible to read a sentence again, after it have dissapeared?
Maggi: roll it back on the log screen.
Nadir-Jr: humm ok
Vance: Yes, turn on Options / Log Window
Michael C: Maggi - what is a roller?
Maggi: And pay for the driving lessons. A roller is a small motorbike.
Michael C: Oh - OK.
Nadir-Jr: I did it :) thanks
Ying-Lan: small motorcycle?
Maggi: yes...he is only allowed to drive 80 kilometers an hr.
Maggi: up to 125cc.
Maggi: Just press the buttons and check everything out Tomas.
Ying-Lan: ^maggi, you mean you have to work more to save money to buy your son the roller.
Nadir-Jr: ok Maggi :)
Vance: Ying Lan can show you where the avatars are.
Maggi: No, I bought it already for him.
Nadir-Jr: roller? what is it?
Maggi: On Friday. But now my account is empty again.
Maggi: a roller is a small motorcycle.
Maggi: So, I have to fill up my account again...since the bank won't do it for me :-)
Ying-Lan: ^click the top bar /Place/ mark this one Props/Avator-Cuz's Cose Original, then you will get some avators.
Nadir-Jr: awww I see...thanks Maggie
Ying-Lan: ^click the top bar /Place/ mark this one Props/Avator-Cuz's Cose Original, then you will get some avatars.
Nadir-Jr: sorry I entered into the house..hehehe
Nadir-Jr: Vance..where are you from?
Maggi: Vance lives in the desert.
Ying-Lan: ^Michaelc, What's going on with you these days?
Maggi: Michael lives down under.
Nadir-Jr: desert?? are you kidding?
Vance: I'm from the USA but I live in Abu Dhabi, pretty much in the desert.
Nadir-Jr: awww Australia :))
Michael C: A lot of things Ying. I'm hoping to go to Vietnam in August but I have to do a lot of work before then.
Ying-Lan: ^Michaelc is from Australia
Nadir-Jr: and you Ying?
Michael C: Or they (my work) won't send me. I want to be paid to travel like Vance.
Ying-Lan: ^You have to do your work hard now.
Maggi: How long will you be there Michael?
Michael C: Just 2 weeks initially. But if it goes well it might become a twice a year event.
Maggi: Ying lives in Taiwan.
Ying-Lan: ^Really??? But they invite you to Vietnam
Maggi: Being invited doesn't always mean they pay for your travel.
Michael C: Yes. They want to us to train their teachers and because I have done this kind of work before, and have an ESL background they have asked me to go.
Ying-Lan: ^What doe the "Render up the body" mean?
Ying-Lan: ^Why do they not pay your tickets?
Maggi: In what context Ying?
Michael C: They will pay for my tickets!
Ying-Lan: ^I don't know... a muder drama
Vance: It should mean to produce the body
Ying-Lan: ^A muderer
Ying-Lan: ^may be
Ying-Lan: ^"to be paid".. they paid your travel tickets and hotel...
Ying-Lan: ^Am I wrong?
Nadir-Jr: Vance..I'm quite curious...how do you do that? I mean about your picture here...
Michael C: I'm not sure what you mean Ying...
Maggi: it is murder Ying...you forgot the r...
Vance: Let's see, how did I do that? I can't remember. Can anyone remind me?
Ying-Lan: ^You just said "I want to be paid to travel like Vance." ...
Maggi: I used to know...let's see
Nadir-Jr: lol it's ok Vance...
Vance: I'm looking up Passo Fundo on Mapquest ... we'll think of it ..
Maggi: something about going into the options...resizing
Michael C: Yes - "to be paid" is passive.
Nadir-Jr: oh I'm sorry to disturb you on that Vance
Ying-Lan: ^Maggi, I just the adv. on Internet... said "Render up the body" . it was so fast, I can not remember it.
Vance: Naw, you start with a thumbnail picture and somehow you get it into your briefcase. I can't remember how I did that.
Maggi: It is ok Tomas...Vance can do more than one thing at a time
Michael C: But because I said "I want to be paid" it means it hasn't happened yet.
Ying-Lan: ^Maggi, I just the adv. on Internet... said "Render up the body" . it was so fast, I could remember it.
Vance: If you get paid like me then they have to pay you to go skiing!
Nadir-Jr: ok Vance...perhaps someday I could do that as well...hehehe thanks
Maggi: practice Tomas...that's all...
Vance: Yeah, I'll think of it and put some instructions on the webheads page. Remind me by writing to the eclass.
Ying-Lan: ^Michaelc, you have to pay these travel charge by yourself?
Nadir-Jr: ok I will :)
Maggi: He is trying NOT to have to pay it himself.
Michael C: No Ying. They will pay for me.
Ying-Lan: ^I see.
Vance: I'm looking up Passo Fundo. I've been as far south in Brazil as Paranaqua. South of there is Florianopolis, a place I'd REALLY like to visit, and west of there, Passo Fundo.
Vance: How did we do it, YL?
Michael C: Vance - is there anywhere you haven't been?!
Ying-Lan: ^It must be a beautiful place to visit.
Maggi: I think when I retire I will travel around the world and visit everyone.
Vance: I've never been to Adelaide.
Ying-Lan: good idea, maggi
Maggi: Invite him Michael...
Vance: or Passo Fundo.
Nadir-Jr: hehe Vance...
Michael C: OK Vance You're invited to Adelaide. There - that was easy!
Ying-Lan: ^"That was easy"... past tense.
Maggi: can I come too?
Ying-Lan: ^So, it is not easy now.
Maggi: an idiom Ying...
Michael C: Yes - past tense because I did it. It's finished - I invited him.
Maggi: and it was no skin off his nose LOL
Nadir-Jr: @64,64 !It's Nadir-Jr
Ying-Lan: ^You have invited him to your house...
Michael C: No skin off my nose= it was easy!
Nadir-Jr: i'm back
Michael C: Yes. Ahnd it was easy to do that.
Nadir-Jr: I'm in trouble hee...hehe
Michael C: I think it's almost idiomatic Ying.
Vance: MC, you can't invite just me, not with all these people around. You'll have to have us all.
Ying-Lan: ^or you do not invite him now? I am confused in "past tense" and "have + p.p."
Maggi: At least you are laughing Toams...
Michael C: We sat "that was easy" after we have done something.
Nadir-Jr: my wife and my daughter went to the church..and I need to hold my little son
Vance: He invited me a moment ago. That's what was easy.
Nadir-Jr: he's 6 months old...I hardly can type now hehe
Michael C: OK - everyone is invited to Adelaide. But I can't put you all up!
Maggi: you have your hands full Tomas...
Ying-Lan: That's was easy.
Ying-Lan: I understand it.
Maggi: So we come in shifts...
Michael C: Not at the same time anyway. (Put someone up = let them stay at your house.)
Vance: We can sleep in shifts.
Nadir-Jr: you are right maggie
Michael C: OK Vance. Sleep, and eat, in shifts.
Maggi: He is growing very fast isn't he Tomas...I remember when he was born.
Maggi: He cried a lot...:-)
Ying-Lan: ^Nadir-jr is felix?
Ying-Lan: ^or his friend?
Maggi: No...Nadir had a baby boy too!
Maggi: before Felix did...
Maggi: Can we sleep around the pool Michael...
Ying-Lan: ^Good rememoriz...
Ying-Lan: ^Good rememory...
Michael C: Sure Maggi. (I just closed up the pool for winter today.)
Maggi: good memory...you remember something
Nadir-Jr: sorry my silence..i was away
Maggi: ok...then we can sleep in the pool LOL
Ying-Lan: ^Is it Fall ?
Maggi: yes...and if he drained the pool not very warm anymore.
Michael C: Yes it's Fall here - but we call it autumn in Australia (like the English)
Maggi: means I couldn't show off my new tan...
Ying-Lan: ^I am tired...
Michael C: LOL!
Michael C: A European tan.....
Michael C: Does that mean you're going Ying?
Ying-Lan: ^going where?
Vance: I'm tired too. Time for my beer on the balcony.
Michael C: Leaving the Palace?
Maggi: I am alway tired...:-)
Maggi: Tired of cleaning for example.
Maggi: tired of doing the dishes
Michael C: Beer on the balcony sounds nice Vance. Do you have a balcony at home?
Ying-Lan: ^I want to go.. but I also don't want to miss your converstaion.
Michael C: What's the view like?
Maggi: He probably has one at work too!
Vance: Yeah, I'll have to produce a picture of it ... I can find a picture of the view,
Ying-Lan: ^I fight with my soul now.
Michael C: I'd like to see that.
Ying-Lan: ^What is the laptops?... it is a notebook?
Maggi: a great view of sand no doubt :-)
Michael C: I plan to live in a house with a balcony one day.
Maggi: a computer that is small enough to fit in your lap.
Vance: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4631/homepage.htm - there's a view from my balcony in there.
Michael C: Yeh laptop = notebook.
Maggi: I had a balcony when I lived on the first floor...now on the ground floor I have the garden.
Ying-Lan: ^Do you live at a house or a department? maggi
Michael C: Vance - whcih one is the view ffrom the baclony. there are a lot of photos there.
Maggi: I live in a bungalow...all on the ground floor...a department is in a company or large store.
Vance: Under life in Abu Dhabi ...
Michael C: Under the picture of the yachts?
Ying-Lan: ^What are you doing... looking for Vance' balcony?
Maggi: go further M...damn...what a view!!!!!!!!
Vance: The picture of the yachts is the view looking toward my apt. Down the page is Life in Abu Dhabi and there's a small pic there you can click on to get a bigger one, sunset view.
Michael C: Yes and It hink I've found it. Hang on......
Maggi: invite me Äance!
Maggi: Vance...how high up are you?=
Vance: 11th floor
Maggi: nice...really nice...
Michael C: Fantastic view! One day we will share a beer there OK?
Vance: I'm only getting 93% of the page in my browser. Anyone else having a problem?
Maggi: Maybe I should think about a stint there.
Vance: And of course you're all invited up for beer.
Michael C: Nope. i got the whole page.
Maggi: No problem here.
Vance: Yeah, YL, we're all up on my balcony now.
Ying-Lan: I am sorry,,,, I have to go now.
Maggi: Ok Ying...have a nice day.
Michael C: I have to go too. I have a new computer to set up.
Maggi: how fast?
Ying-Lan: ^Do you want to say bye-bye now?
Michael C: How fast??
Ying-Lan: fast?? it is more two hours.
Maggi: Sure...we can all say good-bye...
Ying-Lan: see you next time.
Nadir-Jr: sorry i need to go...my kid is driving me crazy here..hehe
Vance: It's been fun. See you next week.
Michael C: Bye Ying. Bye all. Nice to see you all.
Maggi: Hang in there Tomas...
Ying-Lan: Maggi, would you mind to reply my email?
Michael C: Ciao!
Maggi: Sure Ying.
Ying-Lan: ^you have not replied it ...
Ying-Lan: ^I am waiting ....
Ying-Lan: Thanks very mcuh.
Maggi: I just downloaded my mail for today.
Ying-Lan: ^I sent it to you last week...
Maggi: I answered that one.
Ying-Lan: ^thanks. Vance. I prefer a cup of coffee.
Ying-Lan: or hot water.
Maggi: Oh...thanks for the beer!
Ying-Lan: ^anyways, thanks for the beer.
Maggi: hot water is good for your stomach.
Vance: I'm looking for coffee.
Ying-Lan: see you next week.
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