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Chat with students Ying-Lan from Taiwan and Felix from Brazil, and teachers Michael C, and Maggi

September 12, 1999

22:02:31 - Opening Log

Ying-Lan: HI, Michaelc.

MichaelC: How are you both?

Maggi: fine, you?

Ying-Lan: ^Fine... girl's talk.

MichaelC: I'm OK - don't know about the girls' talk though. Should I leave?

Maggi: hehehe

MichaelC: I guess you can whisper to each other!

Maggi: maybe you could learn something!

Maggi: LOL

Ying-Lan: We need your opinion.

MichaelC: I'm sure I could. So talk on......I'm all ears.

MichaelC: Need my opinion on girls' talk?!

Maggi: do you like women made up?

MichaelC: Generally no......

Ying-Lan: Do you like to watch a lady wared make up like being a movie star?

MichaelC: .....a little bit's OK.

Maggi: see Ying

Ying-Lan: MC, Really?

MichaelC: Definitely not Ying. I prefer the natural look.

MichaelC: You're surprised Ying?

Maggi: I told you most men worth something aren't so keen on makeup.

Ying-Lan: ^i don't know..

Felix: @64,64 !It's Felix

MichaelC: Thanks Maggie. So I'm worth something?

Maggi: Hi Felix...

MichaelC: Hi Felix.

Felix: Here I am

Felix: Mr. X

Ying-Lan: ^No body chase me,, I think the reason is I don't like to wear make up.

Maggi: sure you are are a real man.

MichaelC: Ask what Felix thinks about make-up?

Ying-Lan: Hi,. Felix,., just talking about you.

Felix: Me?? About what?

Ying-Lan: ^Do you have a service on Sunday?

Maggi: that isn't the reason Ying.

Ying-Lan: kind

Ying-Lan: kid

MichaelC: I agree with Maggie. If a guy is worth the trouble then make-up should not matter.

MichaelC: Do you want to be chased Ying?

Felix: My wife just got from it Maggi

Maggi: you like women made up more Felix?

Ying-Lan: ^Do you attract a gril by her appearance?

Ying-Lan: ^No, I hate it.. too many trouble.

Maggi: too much trouble

Ying-Lan: ^I don't like being in Trouble.

Felix: Of course, the first thing that attracts me is the apppearance..

MichaelC: So be happy without make-up!

Felix: I hate MAKE UP!!!!!

Maggi: and then Felix?

Ying-Lan: ^But Felix,, you said you are attracked by appearance...

Maggi: See Ying...even Felix doesn't like makeup.

Felix: Then the chat.. I mean.... The girl's ideas, ...

MichaelC: Appearance is important. But for me make-up usually detracts from appearance. Women look better without it IMHO.

Felix: The only make up I like is a lipstick.

Maggi: he means the natural look.

Ying-Lan: ^But Felix .. your wife sales make up, donesn't she?

Felix: Yes....

Felix: But in Brazil, because it's a tropical (hot) country.. Women dont use heavy make up

Maggi: well...Felix says I have skin like a baby from one photo where I am not wearing any makeup...

Ying-Lan: maggi, you are a beauty.

Felix: But basically they are produts to keep the skin clean or produts to enchance the color of the skin...

Maggi: actually I never do...only line my lips and use vaseline to keep them soft...never know when someone will want to kiss you.

Maggi: :-)

Felix: Ying.. I got a joke e-mail with funny sentences.. The first one is

Maggi: Thanks Ying...

Ying-Lan: I hate to wear lipstict,too.. It made my cup looked dirty.

Felix: 99% of the women's beauty wash out with water.

MichaelC: Exactly Ying!

Felix: Maggi, in Brazil we use vaseline to another purpose

Maggi: I won't ask what

MichaelC: Well I use it for my lips too!

Maggi: might embarass MC

MichaelC: Yes you might.

Maggi: let's leave it at lips

Felix: At first, long time ago vaseline was use for the hair....

Felix: not.... it's used.... for ...... you know

MichaelC: I always carry vaseline with me and sometimes when people see it they make dumb jokes about it.

Maggi: In Italy they use it for the ends of long hair.

Maggi: I do too MC!

Felix: But do ppl use it for sexual relations too??

MichaelC: Well this the big rumour Felix!

Maggi: He asked . nit me!!

Maggi: NOT

Maggi: is multi-purpose Felix.

Felix: There are lots of jokes about this here in Brazil too.. But nevermind

Maggi: good...

MichaelC: What do you mean multi-purpose Felix?

Maggi: I said multi-purpose

Ying-Lan: O.k. Vaseline is white jely used for various medical ..

Maggi: to get rings off your finger...

Felix: that's right Maggi

Maggi: to grease things...lik the connections on your battery..

MichaelC: "The first aid kit in a jar." used to be its advertising slogan.

Ying-Lan: Do you know who invented make up?

Felix: Michael, why haven't up put more listening exercises on your home page?

MichaelC: Someone a long time ago. Anyone know?

MichaelC: I know Felix - too busy doing other things.

Ying-Lan: I think it is a punishment for women.

Felix: oh I see

MichaelC: LOL

Maggi: Youn saving this Michael?

Ying-Lan: I have done is, maggi.

MichaelC: Yes Maggie I am.

Ying-Lan: ^it

Maggi: good deal...because I sam not

Felix: I like skin color make up... I dont know the names, but they enhance the beauty.. What I dont like are blue, green or other colors... Honestly the women (my personal opinion) looks like a whore.

Maggi: hmmm

Ying-Lan: whore?

Felix: prostitute Ying

Maggi: but these chemicals damage the skin over time.

Ying-Lan: How about movie star?

Maggi: then th sun does the rest...

Ying-Lan: How about movie stars?

Felix: What is the name of the things women use on the eyes ebows.. It's a pencil.

Maggi: they can afford face lift Ying.

Maggi: eyeliner

Maggi: eyebroe pencil

Felix: for the face, there's Blush too.. Is the name correct?

MichaelC: YL - just had another look at your webpage. Are you wearing lipstick in that picture?

Maggi: oops eyebrow

Maggi: blush is correct or rouge

Ying-Lan: I think I wore it.

MichaelC: The picture where you are wearing a white jumper (sweater)

Felix: You look beautiful on a pink lipstick Ying.

MichaelC: You look beautiful. Probably with or without lipstick!

Maggi: gee...Michael saw me without makeup too...

Ying-Lan: ^I was adviced by my friends.. they said ' you can not let foreinger think Taiwan grils all are lazy like you'

MichaelC: LOL!

Maggi: what do nthey know Ying?!

Felix: In the summer.. Men with brown skin ( not all of them) but the youngsters, they use pink or a light color lipstick on the beach.

MichaelC: Yes Ying. You are a lazy girl!

Maggi: the men?

Ying-Lan: ^When I was travelling ,,Sometimes, I would wear lipstick.

Felix: Ying, maybe you don't get a mate because you are too demanding... Who knows?

Ying-Lan: But only lipstick..

Maggi: and me Felix?

Felix: you are scary Maggi

MichaelC: lol!

Maggi: :-)

Felix: So independent.

Maggi: thaqt explains everything!

Felix: Understand what I mean.

MichaelC: So what attracted you to your wife Felix?

Maggi: yep...Michael would agree I am sure.

Ying-Lan: Garfiled is more beautiful than my own icon.

MichaelC: That's true Ying!

MichaelC: (joke)

Maggi: glad you added that mc

Felix: It's not the beauty... but her mind.... We are so different in tastes.. And it's said,, the opposites attract..

MichaelC: So you were attracted to her mind?

Felix: yes...

MichaelC: You're a noble man Felix.

Maggi: and you thought he was only into sex MC...{-)

Felix: I mean, that I got marrried with her because of her mind, the behaviour.

MichaelC: Yes!

Ying-Lan: mind is an abstract ...

Felix: And she cooks good too.. LOL

Ying-Lan: Felix... you are different...

MichaelC: Is her picture on the web somewhere?

Maggi: nothing like getting to a man' heart through his stomach...

Felix: My wife

Felix: My wife's?

MichaelC: Yes - your wife's picture!

Ying-Lan: I have seen her pic at felix's homepage.

Maggi: I've seen her

Felix: she ordered me to take her picts out the web.. She said they were not good.

MichaelC: Oh.

Felix: But I didn't take hehehe

Maggi: she looks a lot better than Felix!

Ying-Lan: ^She looked nice with your children...

MichaelC: So what is the URL - I've forgotten.

Felix: Thanks a lot Maggi. LOL

Maggi: my pleasure...

Maggi: gets you back for calling mescary...:-)

Ying-Lan: ^You are fatter than her..

Maggi: bigger Ying

Felix: Are you calling me a WHALE YING?/? You just lose a friend.. LOL

MichaelC: How are you feeling Felix?!

Ying-Lan: You guess why.. she is good at cook.

Ying-Lan: ^No.. big bear not whale.

MichaelC: Maybe you should get a whale avatar.....

Maggi: How are you feeling Micael?

Felix: Good way out Ying..

Ying-Lan: ^You said she is good at cook...

MichaelC: Me I'm fine! I'm not at the centre of this conversation!

Maggi: big beaqrs are gentle

Maggi: bears

Maggi: tpp bad...

Maggi: :_)\

Ying-Lan: ^Micalec,, I forgot telling you..

Maggi: what was that/

MichaelC: What Ying?

Ying-Lan: ^Your story of meeting your partner... like a move named "When Sally met Henry".

Maggi: Harry

Ying-Lan: ^tha't my favouriet.

MichaelC: I think it's Harry Ying....

MichaelC: ...and yes I've heard that before but I haven't seen the movie.

Maggi: Michael doesn't talk as fast as him...

Ying-Lan: ^I just bought the vcd in last April in Taipei.

MichaelC: vcd?

Ying-Lan: ^I was looking it for a long time, finally got it.

Maggi: it is worth seeing"d like it.

Felix: ying. i have the script of that movie. Does it interest you?

Ying-Lan: ^I had it, too.

Maggi: I show that film to my students.

Felix: what other movie scripts do you have Ying?

Ying-Lan: ^I got it by serach on internet.

Ying-Lan: let me see.

Maggi: The scene in the restaurant is great!

Ying-Lan: Seven,,, I think I had it.

Felix: But do you have the same things they say on the movie??

Maggi: in the movie

Felix: thanks maggi

Maggi: :-)

Maggi: someone wake up Michael...

Felix: ying?

Ying-Lan: Nixon.

MichaelC: )AMEN

MichaelC: Nixon?

Maggi: )BOOM

Ying-Lan: ^What do you mean the same thing?

Ying-Lan: ^There are a lot of CD-rom like .. how to learn English by watching movies.

Maggi: not a bad idea

Ying-Lan: ^CD-Rom with script book.

Felix: On the script.... It's written what the actors are exactly saying on the movie?

Ying-Lan: ^I got two...Nixon and Up Close and Personal...

Maggi: eactly what the actors say in the movie

Felix: Can you send them too me Ying?

Ying-Lan: ^I think they are same with CD-Rom and script book..

Maggi: )BELCH

Maggi: sorry

Ying-Lan: ^But you know the movies have various versions... Sometimes, we only saw the simple one.

MichaelC: Excuse me.

MichaelC: or excuse you Maggie.

Maggi: ROTFL

Ying-Lan: I am not sure it is the same with your VCD or not.

Maggi: full of beans

MichaelC: What does vcd mean

Ying-Lan: ^But feliex,, I can not sent it to you.. it is a real book...

Maggi: very clutzy dame

Felix: oh I thought I was on a file.

Ying-Lan: ^I have to type it all before sendint it by email.

Felix: I thought It was on a file

MichaelC: Oh - I wasn't sure Maggi.

Maggi: now you know mc

MichaelC: I wonder how Vance is going in Africa...

Ying-Lan: sorry.

MichaelC: He's such a world traveller thay boy.

Ying-Lan: Why? you don

Maggi: hope a tiger didn't eaqt him...

Ying-Lan: Lion

Felix: Old meat?? Dont think a tiger dare to taste it.. LOL

MichaelC: lol

Maggi: or an elephant trample him...or a baboon kis him!

MichaelC: Yeh - Vance is probably quite safe. Too old to eat.

Maggi: and tough

Felix: LOL

MichaelC: As he'll probably read this we could say all sorts of nasty things about him...

Ying-Lan: ^When will he come back?

Maggi: )KISS

MichaelC: Be a nice surprise for him when he reads the log.

Maggi: he said two weeks

Felix: Hey guys, I started teaching Portuguese to Gloria..

MichaelC: Or on the other hand we could say really nice things about him!

Ying-Lan: really?

Maggi: make him blush

Felix: yes.. And that friend of yours too Ying.. Nicole.

MichaelC: Vance we love you. We thinlk you;tre a great guy!

Maggi: :-)

MichaelC: That's great Felix.

Felix: Flattering Michael?

Ying-Lan: Thanks, felix.. do you recive his email recently.

Felix: Nicole is a he???????????????? yes, I got the email

MichaelC: I guess you're doing it online?

Maggi: But Brazilian Portugues right?

Felix: oh yes MC.. Online

Felix: Of course.

Ying-Lan: ^I don't know... he is a man or woman...

Maggi: Nicole is normally a woman's name

MichaelC: In English Nicole is a woman's name.

Felix: Names are funny.

Maggi: people are funny

Felix: In Italy, Andrea is a man's name, in Brazil is a woman's

Ying-Lan: ^"You don't know who you are talking on internet, maybe a dog",. remember it.

Maggi: Marion is male and Marian is female.

Ying-Lan: ^"You don't know whom you are talking to on internet, maybe a dog",. remember it.

MichaelC: And in English Felix is a famous cat like Garfield - but I guess you know that already.

Maggi: He knows it

Felix: But that matches with me MC.. HEHEHE

Maggi: he has the avatar too

MichaelC: So you scatch then?

Ying-Lan: I am cat.

Felix: scatch??

Maggi: all men scratch...

MichaelC: With your claws! (Sure Maggie - you wish!)

Felix: oh Scratch...

Maggi: I was thinking of somewhere else

MichaelC: lol

Felix: lol

Maggi: I still don't really know why, but I keep asking...

MichaelC: ...yes?

Felix: the memories Maggi... LOL

Maggi: you know me...

Maggi: never stop in my quest for knowledge

Maggi: hmmm...thqt is a new answer

Felix: what is quest?

MichaelC: But what's the question?

Maggi: a journey

Maggi: why me scratch?

Maggi: men

MichaelC: Same reason women do.

Maggi: cause it itches?

MichaelC: I guess.

Maggi: don't guess

MichaelC: That's usually why people scratch.

Maggi: either you know or don't know

MichaelC: We've talked about this before. i think you imagine the whole thing!

Maggi: not when they sit in my class and scratch I don't

MichaelC: Felix - you tell her!

Felix: tell what?

MichaelC: That she's imagining it all.

Maggi: never mind...they must like it and it doesn't bother me.

MichaelC: Must be German men.

Felix: ??????????/


Ying-Lan: scratch what?

MichaelC: OK. European men!

Felix: ohhhhhhhh Brazilians scratch too

Maggi: between their legs Ying...

Felix: the balls ying

MichaelC: OK. Europeans and Brazilians!

Maggi: Oh...and Ozzies dion"t?

Ying-Lan: Is it a kind of sexual.... I really don't understand what you are talking about it.

MichaelC: Not in polite company they don't. (And that's the only kind of company I keep!)

Ying-Lan: I kee silence...

Maggi: So, you do it in private then MC?

MichaelC: lol

Maggi: gottcha

MichaelC: You are persistent!

MichaelC: God knows. I guess. maybe.....

Ying-Lan: or Cats scratch legs?

Maggi: I was told that things need rearranging sometimes.

Felix: what are Ozzies?

MichaelC: Australians.

Maggi: people who live in Australia

MichaelC: Oz as in Oztralia!

Felix: i see

Maggi: or the wizard of Oz

Maggi: maybe we should go back to makeup...:-)

Felix: lol

MichaelC: :-)

Maggi: before the guys get ht under the collar...:-)

Maggi: hot

MichaelC: I actually have to go and prepare a training session for Tuesday.

Maggi: I have a million things to do too...

Ying-Lan: me, too.

Felix: i have lots of things to prepare too

Ying-Lan: It is time to say good bye.

Felix: yes

Felix: So bye bye all

Maggi: well...we all agree there...

Felix: TA TA

Ying-Lan: See you next weeks.

MichaelC: I'll send the log to Vance shall I?

Maggi: that was fast...ciao...

Ying-Lan: bye-bye

Maggi: sure mc

Felix: ta ta

MichaelC: Okie dokie

MichaelC: Bye all. have a good week.

Maggi: good boy mc

Maggi: you too

23:01:30 - Closing Log

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