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Chat with student Ying-Lan from Taiwan and teachers Michael C and Maggi

December 19, 1999

.22:00:59 - Opening Log

Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan

Ying-Lan: hi. Michaelc

Ying-Lan: Are you here?

MichaelC: Good evening Ying. How are things?

Ying-Lan: Not so good.

Ying-Lan: I took a test this morning.

MichaelC: What's wrong?

MichaelC: testing....

MichaelC: What kind of test? For English?

Ying-Lan: I don't know how to prepare those test!

Ying-Lan: So hard for me.

MichaelC: Was it an English test?

Ying-Lan: NO....

MichaelC: What then?

Maggi: @64,64 !It's Maggi

Ying-Lan: A professional test about loan department.

MichaelC: Howdy Maggie.

MichaelC: So you're feeling a bit depressed then?

Ying-Lan: Yes,,, a bit depression.

MichaelC: But sometimes you can feel you went badly but in reality it's OK. Maybe it wasn't so bad?

Ying-Lan: I also got up early today.

Ying-Lan: NO... it is bad.

Ying-Lan: I checked the answer in book.

Ying-Lan: Forget it.

MichaelC: Oh I see. What happens now?

Ying-Lan: I just think I may be too old to remember those materials.

Maggi: @64,64 !It's Maggi

Ying-Lan: Hi, maggi.

MichaelC: Never too old!

MichaelC: Having connection problems Maggie?

Maggi: Hi...I still only have a half pic

Maggi: kicked the first time

Ying-Lan: I watched TV .... there was a terrible rainny day in a country... what is it?

MichaelC: Maggie - maybe I'll try and send you the pic file. Shall I?

MichaelC: Venezuela - where Vance was.

Maggi: Not worth the effort mc

MichaelC: OK Maggie.

Maggi: I know what it looks like anyway

MichaelC: Yes - it's just the same as it was!

Ying-Lan: Yes.... Venezuela, I also reminded Vance at that time.

MichaelC: According to his email he is now in Aruba - in the Caribbean.

Maggi: We had snow all weekend!!


Maggi: Lucky

Ying-Lan: Maggi, What do you do in the snow day?

MichaelC: Wow! Snow time. We are having beautiful mild days - 20/25 degrees.

Maggi: shovel it

Maggi: :-)

Ying-Lan: It is very cold and wet in Taiwan now.

MichaelC: That must have been fun! (not!)

Maggi: This is not the first snow this year

Maggi: I made Stefan do it...:-)

Ying-Lan: Do you play snow on Weekend?

MichaelC: Did you have to clear a path to your front door?

Maggi: No...I am still too busy getting the house in order

Ying-Lan: I only saw snow in Vancouver in summer.

Maggi: have to do the sidewalk around the whole house

MichaelC: So it must have been reasonably heavy snow then?

Ying-Lan: It is not fun to clean those snow, right?

Maggi: yesterday it was a real mess

Maggi: turned into slush

Maggi: then it snowed again

Ying-Lan: Maggi, you don

Maggi: I just stayed home

Ying-Lan: You don't go out when it snows.

MichaelC: Snow quickly becomes a big mess as I remember - unless it's really really cold and doesn't melt.

Maggi: Not if I don't have to because people bdrive like idiots

MichaelC: They had snow in Morocco today - ony the 3rd time in history!

Maggi: that must have been something

MichaelC: You know - this is our last meeting of the millennium!

Maggi: I remember in Tucson when it happened it was like a miracle

Maggi: and Vance missed it..:-)

Ying-Lan: Why!

Ying-Lan: You won't be here next week, will you?

Maggi: Guess mc is not coming next Sunday...

MichaelC: Shame on Vance. And what's happening with Felix these days? Why isn't he coming to Palace anymore?

Maggi: He is at the beach

MichaelC: I'll be here next week.

Maggi: with his family

Ying-Lan: But you say this is the last meeting...

MichaelC: That's right - I forgot - F is on holidays.

Maggi: I'll be here this is not the last time

MichaelC: Whoops - I was wrong Ying. You're right - nect week is the last one!

Maggi: I saw him the othere day...

MichaelC: You saw Felix? Where?

Ying-Lan: Vance is on his Vacation... Does he go back to USA with his family?

Maggi: Where else

MichaelC: Yeh yeh - but at the Palace or just ICQ or email?

Maggi: icq

Ying-Lan: I received Felix's icq.

MichaelC: As in i SEE q!

Maggi: peek-a-boo!

MichaelC: In answer to your q Ying - yes I think Vance is visiting family in the US.

Maggi: he said so in his last email to the group.

MichaelC: Ying - you're avatar looks very tired!

Ying-Lan: It is important to be our family in Y2K New Year coming.

Maggi: like I feel...

MichaelC: I feel quite bonny!

Maggi: I was invited to Zurich, but I think I will stay home.

Ying-Lan: Yes, I am tired.

MichaelC: I guess you got up early to study for your test Ying?

Maggi: On a Sunday?

Maggi: yuk

Ying-Lan: Yes.

Ying-Lan: I might be in my bed, if I had not be here.

MichaelC: What's happening in Zurich Maggie?

Maggi: mc is a bonny lad...:-)

Maggi: big party apparently...

MichaelC: Apparently?

Ying-Lan: Big party for what?

Maggi: ...friend of hers is in Australia so we would have the use of a flat in the center

Maggi: New Year's Ying

Maggi: will be a whopper!

Ying-Lan: Friend of Hers.... Hers is a party for women, right?

Maggi: hers is a pronoun

MichaelC: Sounds good. So why not go? Would you just prefer to be at home with friends?

Maggi: a friend of hers

Maggi: I have to think about whether I have the energy...

MichaelC: Tired from moving?

Maggi: I was invited to Norwaqy for Christmas

Maggi: there is still so much to do....

MichaelC: I wasn't invited anywhere by anyone!

Ying-Lan: That's wonderful to have a special Christmas in Norway.


Maggi: ooops

MichaelC: Are you sure!

Maggi: :-)

Maggi: I was always crazy, right?!

Ying-Lan: Why? Who are driving you carzy?

MichaelC: Well I must be the only one here not tired. (And yes Maggie you're MAD.)

Maggi: You live in Oz...where casn you go?

Maggi: I am pleasqntly pooped...:-)

MichaelC: Good point maggie. I'm just too far away from everyone.

Maggi: plasantly

MichaelC: Try pleasantly!

Maggi: pleasantly

Maggi: better?

MichaelC: 10/10!

Maggi: :-)

MichaelC: How long do you 2 get for holidays? 2 or 3 weeks?

MichaelC: )BOOM

MichaelC: )BOOM

Maggi: I have 3 or so free

Ying-Lan: We have no Christmas Holidays...

MichaelC: That was to wake you up Ying!

Maggi: I need them

Ying-Lan: ^No Christmas Holiday ... only 1 day.

Maggi: Course I have no income either

Maggi: but money isn't everything

MichaelC: No holidays - sad. But I guess that's because Taiwan is not a Christian that right?

Ying-Lan: Yes.

Ying-Lan: We have Chinese new year holiday.

Maggi: They get holidays another time

MichaelC: Good - and then I'll be working!

Ying-Lan: But only 3 or 4 days.

Ying-Lan: NOT 3 or 4 weeks.

MichaelC: So do you live on savings for those few weeks of hols Maggie?

MichaelC: Is that OK?

Maggi: yep

Ying-Lan: Michaelc, do you get the pay when you are on holiday or vacation?

Maggi: I made some good money last couple of months



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