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*** Welcome to The Virtual School House Vance!
Vance: @64,64 !It's Vance
Vance: Hi, been here long?
Brazil: about 10 minutes
Vance: Did you get my url with the games?
Brazil: yes, thanks..
Vance: Any use?
Vance: Some are vocabulary games.
Vance: Still there?
Vance: Did you just wake up?
Vance: You seem sleepy.
Brazil: I missed a lot this class
Vance: What do you mean?
Brazil: No, I am so sleepy anymore..
Brazil: YEs, a long time i dont come here.
Vance: You are not so sleepy any more?
Brazil: not now
Vance: You haven't come here for a long time.
Vance: It's ok. Not much has been going on.
Brazil: i think about 3 weeks.
Brazil: And not much new students either right?
Vance: Michael C has had a time change, so he gets here an hour earlier.
Vance: He might be here in half an hour.
Vance: Sometimes MAD drops in.
Brazil: Wow. It's so early for me..
Vance: Ying Lan is usually here.
Vance: What time do you LIKE to get up on Sunday.
Brazil: about 10, 11..
Brazil: it depends on what time i had slept
Vance: On what time you went to bed
Vance: Yeah, do you party a lot on Saturday night?
Brazil: Because generally on Sat I stay here watching the sun raise.. lol
Brazil: I am a house man.. I love to stay home.
Brazil: yes, i went to bed at 12:00
Brazil: i arrived from a trip very tired..
Vance: Where did you go?
Brazil: i went to Itabuna.. because of a business meeting..
Brazil: Hey. Do you want a map of my region?
Vance: I remember it from the map. How long does it take to get there?
Vance: Yeah, how can I get a good map of your regioin. I can put it on your web page.
Brazil: i will send a jpg file now ok?
Vance: It's coming - How do you send this file, by the way, what's the command in ICQ
Vance: Oh, I see it ... right click / File
Vance: Nothing was happening ... no file created on my hard drive, no bytes transferred.
Vance: So I aborted it ... why not send it by email attachment ...
Vance: hmm, Bahia has just disappeared. He must be having network problems. I am here alone now. It's 3:31.
Brazil: @64,64 !It's Brazil
Vance: Oh, there you are, you were gone for 5 minutes.
Brazil: my screen froze
Vance: No bytes transferred. I'll try again.
Brazil: i am sendind the file now again
Vance: My machine is "listening".
Vance: You could just try it by email attachment ...
Brazil: the connection is so slow now
Vance: Is it your machine or Brazil telephone system?
Brazil: Brazil phone system
Vance: What's it like where you live? Cosmopolitan? Rural?
Brazil: it's a small city
Brazil: no malls,
Brazil: no departament stores
Vance: How many people?
Brazil: about 70.000
Brazil: no universities
Vance: Do you live in a big house with lots of ground space?
Brazil: i have a good yard.
Brazil: the kids can play there..
Vance: Are you from there?
Brazil: i plan to buy a plastic pool for them for X-mas.
Brazil: No. I am from another state but i have been living here since 9 months old.
Vance: Do you travel outside your state a lot?
Brazil: nope.. Money is short... I would love to... But my wife only wants to travel with the kids. And I hate it.. They are so young..
Vance: I went to Nepal with my first kid and carried a bag full of Pampers.
Brazil: That's why i dont want to... The luggage is huge...
Vance: I had to leave my guitar at home.
Vance: We have two kids and they never kept us from traveling.
Brazil: How did you end up living there?
Vance: In Abu Dhabi? I lived in Saudi Arabia 5 years, Hawaii 4 years, Oman 10 years, California 2 years, and now here.
Brazil: I see. but you really dont know my wife.. She is so protectin with kids... she doesnt let them breath....
Vance: Protective of the kids ... has she traveled?
Brazil: What is your origin?
Brazil: I never traveled with my kids.. only to the beach...
Vance: I'm from Texas in the USA
Vance: Is it a nice beach? Do you surf?
Brazil: no i mean your descendents.
Brazil: it's a nice beach but no waves to surf..
Brazil: the water is so clear and warm...
Vance: My ancestors? They come from Scotland ...
Vance: Is the diving good there?
Brazil: Yes... diving is excellent here..
Vance: Are you a diver?
Brazil: although i am not brave enough.. hehe
Brazil: what i like to do by the beach is sit in a bar, feel the wind and have a beer, play cards, talk to friends.
Vance: My wife just called. I'm talking to her on the phone.
Vance: Do you do a lot of that?
Vance: How many kids do you have?
Brazil: a couple and a thrid is due for January
Vance: Due in January ... congratulations!
Vance: That's great. I love kids.
Vance: I just went hiking in the mountains with my 13 year old last weekend.
Brazil: i love kids too.. with ketchup and mayonese.. I am kidding
Brazil: it's cool to enjoy ourselves with our kids..
Vance: My 20 yr old son is in California but he's coming out for Christmas.
Brazil: you have old kids
Brazil: my oldest is 6 years
Vance: He goes to college there.
Brazil: how many do you have?
Vance: That's a nice age. How old is the other one? (I have just the two)
Brazil: a girl with 2
Vance: a girl of 2
Vance: Hey, Bahia, did you get my email about the class?
Brazil: or i didnt look at it yet.
Brazil: what was it about?
Vance: I was just wondering how many students were interested in the part of the class where you develop your web page.
Vance: I've made some instructions for getting set up at Geocities.
Vance: I'll be posting them soon.
Vance: Are you still interested in that?
Brazil: i am interested but the problem is the time.. Every end of the year i have lost of things to do
Brazil: i have lots
Vance: It shouldn't take much time. Just a paragraph or two about a weekend at the beach ...
Brazil: i will try..
Vance: I'm thinking to present the website at a conference in New York
Vance: I have to let them know by January if it's possible.
Brazil: when is the conference??
Vance: The conference is in March, http://www.tesol.edu
Vance: I will only do it if I can get the students interested in putting something up on their web pages.
Brazil: i am...
Vance: Your map could go there, but I can't find it.
Brazil: i canceled it
Vance: It must have got stuck again.
Brazil: i will send it through e-mail.
Brazil: what is bummer?
Vance: That will work.
Vance: Hard to explain ... it means "too bad"
Vance: A bum is a person who lives off the street.
Vance: To bum means to beg, like to bum a cigarette
Brazil: it's a slang right?
Vance: Bummer means out of luck, too bad.
Vance: Yeah, it's slang.
Brazil: hey vance do you have any program to talk using a mic ?
Vance: I have PowWow, but I don't have a working sound card on my laptop.
Brazil: oh i see
Vance: I'm using a dialup connection at my office now, through a modem on my laptop.
Vance: We have machine's connected to the Internet all over the place but we can't use chat lines.
Brazil: you have already told me that..
Vance: We HAD the connection .. remember when we were going to put you in touch with our students?
Brazil: yeah, i remember that
Vance: That same week, the firewall was put in place.
Vance: We haven't been able to get around it.
Vance: I used to just hang out in the Palace all day long. That's how I met Ying Lan.
Brazil: your boss is a bummer....
Vance: He's not my boss. He's our network administrator.
Brazil: now you have to bring your laptop along to the office right?
Vance: But he has valid concerns. People can get your IP address using ICQ and the Palace and mess up your system.
Vance: I carry my laptop everywhere so it doesn't matter.
Brazil: i see
Vance: I once carried a laptop over the Alps from France into Switzerland.
Brazil: dont you plan to travel to Brazil?
Vance: I've been once to Brazil: Rio, Foz d'Iguacu, Curitiba ...
Brazil: i would appreciate to have you as a visitor in my house.
Vance: It sounds like a nice place. My wife and both sons (and I) are divers.
Brazil: i dont know curitiba but i will go there one day
Vance: Curitiba is a nice town with an old railroad to take you to the coast.
Brazil: the best places to dive is in the northeast of here.. The water is warm and clear
Vance: Do you know any url's for diving there ?
Vance: Can you name a dive location in the area?
Brazil: Fernando de Noronha.
Brazil: it's the best place to dive..
Vance: I'm looking it up on Alta Vista.
Brazil: it's an island.... But it's cool....
Vance: Lots of hits
Vance: I can link some of the urls to your web page. Your web page is being developed as we speak.
Brazil: really?? You are very fast.
Vance: Caju Island, Maranhao?
Vance: Is that near you?
Brazil: it's a long way from here
Brazil: look this url
Vance: There are nice pictures of Noronha here. It says the water is crystal clear
Brazil: that's right.. The water is very crystal clear.
Vance: Barra do Rio Ca ..
Brazil: Cumuruxatiba is the beach i spend my whole vacation
Vance: I can read Portuguese with some comprehension. I speak French and some Spanish. When I was in Brazil, I could talk with people about buses and hotel rooms.
Vance: Portuguese is easy to read but VERY hard (for me) to understand in speech.
Brazil: that's good
Vance: I have some things to put on your web page now.
Brazil: now see this one
Brazil: click on CUMURUXATIBA
Vance: I just signed up for web space at xoom.com myself.
Brazil: then look for VIAGEM VIRTUAL at the bottom..
Vance: I don't see viagem virtual ...
Brazil: its the first option at the bottowm right after you click on cumuruxatiba
Brazil: the first option in Blue.
Brazil: Do you see FACA UMA VIAGEM VIRTUAL ?
Vance: OK, I found cumuruxatiba, and now I see VV
Vance: What does this mean: sabia que voce pode colocar sua foto nessa pagina?
Brazil: do you knwo that you can post your picture in this home page?
Vance: oh ..
Brazil: it means a picture of cumuruxatiba
Vance: Nice photos ..
Brazil: my father's house is near the pier..
Brazil: we use to go to the bear by car. the bad people destroyed it,.,.
Vance: Cool! This is the kind of thing you should have on your web page
Brazil: to the pier
Vance: Bad people, vandals, destroyed the pier?
Brazil: right.. vandals.. They buried it..
Brazil: the end of the pier was a gathering place for teens.
Vance: Burned it? Or buried it? Did they object to teens gathering there?
Brazil: We use to go there walking and at the end of it we sat and jum into the sea
Vance: Where do teens gather now?
Brazil: it rumored that people from another beach city burned it because they were envious with the pier..
Brazil: by the beach
Brazil: there are lots of rustic bar along the beach
Vance: Does that kind of thing happen often where you live?
Brazil: in january every weekend i go there, and in February i stay here a month.
Vance: Sounds like a "laid back" kind of life.
Brazil: people here as so pacific but there are some jerks around..
Vance: I really liked Brazil when I was there.
Brazil: yes, this beach is so sleppy.
Vance: It's that way everywhere.
Vance: I mean, everywhere, there are mostly nice people and a few jerks.
Brazil: We have a place near here called Porto Seguro.. It's so crazy there...
Vance: What's crazy about it?
Brazil: jerks are a minority
Brazil: You can find everything in Porto Seguro... people from all the world go there
Brazil: Porto Seguro is the place where Brazil was discovered
Vance: Discovered by the Portuguese?
Brazil: in 2000 we are celebrating 500 years of discovering
Vance: Do you identify more with Portuguese or with native Brazilians?
Brazil: with native Brazilians... I am so talkative...
Brazil: i have italian blood
Vance: I noticed that Brazilians had every kind of appearance.
Vance: It was a place where I myself didn't feel out of place.
Vance: People would come up to me in bus queues and ask questions in Portuguese because they couldn't tell I was not Brazilian.
Brazil: yeah. you dont look like an American..
Michael C: @64,64 !It's Michael C
Brazil: an brazilians treat foreigns every well too , with a lof ot pacience.
Vance: I'm looking up Porto Seguro on Alta Vista now.
Vance: Hi Michael. We're having a great chat about Brazil.
Michael C: Hi guys.
Brazil: hi michael
Michael C: I know almost nothing about Brazil.
Vance: Michael, check out http://www.portonet.com.br/cumuruxatiba/
Brazil: go to www.portonet.com.br
Michael C: (except he's got good muscles!)
Vance: and then http://members.xoom.com/sorria/sul1.htm
Vance: Micheal, why does your ICQ say N/A on it?
Brazil: ok i will dress myself up
Brazil: I dont want to give any extase to anyone LOL
Vance: It's OK, you just got out of bed. It takes a while to get dressed.
Michael C: I am now ICQ available.
Vance: Now your ICQ is available, MC, what did you do to it?
Vance: Oh, I see, you clicked it in from the list ... I see it now.
Michael C: Clicked on the little green flower and selected connect/available...
Vance: I never checked out ICQ 99, or the new version. Did B tell you about it?
Michael C: felix - your Bahia ICQ number syas your offline....
Brazil: i am offline
Vance: You are?
Michael C: Huh?
Brazil: only in icq
Michael C: OK.
Vance: You mean your machine froze, so you ran only the Palace.
Ying-Lan: @64,64 !It's Ying-Lan
Vance: Hey, there's Ying Lan. Hi there.
Michael C: Hi Ying.
Ying-Lan: Sorry for late
Michael C: That's OK.
Brazil: hi ying
Michael C: Sorry for BEING late.
Vance: MC just got here. I'll post the conversation on the web page.
* Ying-Lan * Hi, Vance, did you receive my email that I want you to correct them.
Michael C: Are you going Vance?
* Vance * I'll check it now.
Ying-Lan: Thanks Michaelc
Ying-Lan: Sorry for being late.
Vance: Do you want me to?
Michael C: Beautiful!
Michael C: No Vance I don't!!!
Brazil: you mean the beach michael ?
Ying-Lan: ^What are you talking about?
Vance: Just kidding. I'll be going in about 15 min.
Brazil: the beach i use to go to ..
* Ying-Lan * ^Vance, I sent it to your old email address.
Michael C: What do you mean 'beach'? why do you say that?
* Ying-Lan * ^I forgot you have the new one.
* Ying-Lan * sorry
Brazil: you said BEAUTIFUL...
* Vance * I'll check it
Michael C: Oh - I was actually complimenting Ying Lan on her correct grammar!
Brazil: i thought you were looking at the urls vance had given to you
Vance: We were talking about the beaches near where Brazil lives.
Ying-Lan: Sorry, I am stupid.
Michael C: No I haven't looked yet....
Brazil: dont start this talk again ok Ying?
Vance: B gave me some URL's. I'll post them again.
Brazil: about being stupid..
Brazil: i am eager to see my camera working
Ying-Lan: ^What are the url?
Brazil: The beach i use to go to ying
Ying-Lan: ^Do you like to go to beach?
Vance: They show pictures of where B goes for holidays, where he lives
Vance: Have you got any urls of places around Taiwain, YL?
Ying-Lan: ^Where is the pic?
Brazil: i love that.. it's my hobby
Ying-Lan: ^I don't collect them.
Michael C: B - what is your hobby?
Ying-Lan: ^To be exact, I only know about you on INternet.
Brazil: partying, chatting, playing cards, watching movies,
Vance: We all know each other only from Internet
Ying-Lan: ^I want to you, I am seldom to take a look ohter web site except contacting you.
Vance: We can look up some web sites in Taiwan. What's your favorite place there?
Ying-Lan: ^I want to tell you, I am seldom to take a look at other website except contacting you.
Ying-Lan: ^ I am not sure
Michael C: Brazil - fanstastic beaches! I just had a look.
Brazil: The police is calling me.. I have to go.
Brazil: Thanks Michael
Michael C: Police?
Brazil: my wife.. hehehe
Michael C: Oh - that police.
Ying-Lan: Do you know Yu-Shan?
Vance: OK. It's been nice talking to you.
Ying-Lan: ^Do you know Yu-Shan?
Brazil: Bye all
Vance: Yu-Shan .. I'll look it up
Vance: bye B
Ying-Lan: ^Brazil, bye
Michael C: Bye Brazil - I'll be in touch.
Ying-Lan: he is gone
Ying-Lan: ^Do you konw Yu-Shan?
Vance: We had a great talk. I saved it from time to time. So I've got it all this time.
Michael C: I think Vance is looking it up......
Ying-Lan: ^The higest mountain in the east asia.
Michael C: Is it in Taiwan?
Vance: Yu Shan National Park, I'm looking at a picture of it now.
Michael C: Maybe there's a picture on the Net.....URL?
Ying-Lan: Would you mind send me the url by icq?
Ying-Lan: ^Would you mind sending the url by icq?
Vance: I found someone's web site with a picture on it
Vance: I'm looking for a better link
Ying-Lan: Is is beautiful?
Vance: Now I'm at http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/7950/formosa.html
Vance: There's a map of Taiwan and links to several parks
Ying-Lan: ^It probably build by Taiwaness.
Vance: The Yu-Shan link is at Tokyo/7950/yushan.html
Vance: There are some very nice pictures there.
Ying-Lan: It is probably build by Taiwaniess.
Ying-Lan: ^Vance, please send the url for my by icq.
Vance: Do you go there a lot?
Ying-Lan: Michaelc, are you here?
Michael C: Yes Ying. I'm here.
Michael C: I'm waiting for the Taiwan pictures to load...
Ying-Lan: I am very sleepy.
Vance: Do you have a slow connection MC?
Vance: Do you visit this park YL?
Ying-Lan: Thanks, Vance, I just received your message and being there.
Vance: I see that I received your message as well. When do you need the corrections?
Michael C: My connection s not usually slow but it is right now...and now I have music playing!
Vance: What kind of music?
Ying-Lan: Have you download the pics?
Michael C: I'm back.
Ying-Lan: Are they beautiful?
Michael C: Those midi files are really gobbling up available memory
Michael C: Eating up fast!
Vance: YL, what do you do when you visit the national parks?
Ying-Lan: ^Just sighseeing
Ying-Lan: ^But Yu Shan is too high to climb.
Vance: How high is it?
Ying-Lan: ^I have been at the Yu Shan National Park but I do not be the top of Yu-Shan.
Ying-Lan: ^Vance, I forgot how high it is.
Vance: Do you have to walk to the top?
Michael C: The URL has it splet Yu - Shuan.
Ying-Lan: ^I just remember it is very high.
Michael C: ...spelt Yu Shuan
Ying-Lan: ^Yes, We have to go to the top of Yu-Shan by walk with the strong wind.
Michael C: How long does it take to reach the top?
Ying-Lan: ^I went there by bus. So I just stay at the bottom of Yu-Shan. I don't know how long will be there. But It is very hard to do.
Michael C: Many years ago I had a wonderful experience In Sri Lanka climbing a mountain called Adam's Peak. It took 8 hours!
Ying-Lan: ^8 hours? Do you feel tired?
Vance: Is that where the pictures on your web page were taken?
Michael C: People believe that Buddha went to the top of this mountain. Tired? I was absolutely exhausted!
Michael C: 8 hours up, and almost the same time coming down!
Ying-Lan: I am sorry I have to go to bed now. I went to bad late yesterday.
Michael C: That's OK Ying.
Vance: It was nice to see you.
Ying-Lan: It is very sleepy.
Michael C: Maybe I could have an early night too.
Ying-Lan: see you.
Michael C: Bye Ying.
Vance: I've got to go home myself. I'm just wrapping up at work.
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