Priceless students

I have just finished marking the last of self-intro worksheets students had to do. The last class I taught here (I have no classes this morning and AM FLYING TO CHINA TONIGHT!!!! Not much excited:-) was yesterday and it was a class which had not yet had a class with me, despite me having been here for almost five weeks. Apparently they were worried I didn’t like them. It was actually just that I was sick last week and did not come in either day I was due to teach them.
Anyway, this is what one student wrote (keeping in mind it is a fifteen year old male student)
“My name is Hiroaki Tsujinoto. My hobbies are table tennis and fishing. I like Ms Tinney very much. Because Ms Tinney is English teacher. And she is pretty. I want to be AmberLouise Tinney”
Ms Tinney is muchly amused and flattered.

kowariDecember 17, 2003 - 6:14 pm

ROFL!
That is great… can we all be AmberLouise Tinney?

Pretty please?

gypsyamberDecember 17, 2003 - 6:17 pm

*grin*
I don’t think Wakayama would cope!!!

kitlingDecember 17, 2003 - 7:31 pm

Did i mention how envious and jealous i am about the fact you are going to china – its been my want to visit place for so many years now – green with envy i am.

YOu must send me postcards from china – ppllleeeeaaassse. I just read you email and am feeling so happy for you. Enjoy – kick us – and tell me EVERYTHING about what you say and make me more jealous – also tell me about the food

I send you an email the other day but think it bounced

It was along the lines of I caught up with wendy and de and had many many ophelia hugs and thought of you.

Hugs again and give tracy my love

teknohippiDecember 17, 2003 - 10:42 pm

“….I want to be AmberLouise Tinney”

Everyone wants to be you! Didn’t ya know
That is such a sweet thing
Where the kids OK?
Have a great time in China and give Tracy a Big Hug.

tombleDecember 18, 2003 - 12:39 am

Envy envy envy.. I want to be in China!

yak_boyDecember 18, 2003 - 2:03 pm

I’d read one of your posts on ‘s friends list, but I guess it just didn’t click who was…

Hmm…

How’s it going Ms Tinney?

gypsyamberDecember 21, 2003 - 4:31 am

tis going well. tis bloody cold here but will be fixing that with a full length down coat – basically a doona with armholes!!

yak_boyDecember 21, 2003 - 1:21 pm

Sounds like a fabulous idea, yet perhaps limiting your mobility.

It’s been hot and rainy here.

happy discoveries

There is a Lush in Osaka – in a big,shiny,new shopping complex coveniently next to the station. I had a blissfully ‘happy’ bubble bath today.
And I can now say: I’m going to China NEXT WEEK!!!! Now that’s exciting!

mordwenDecember 8, 2003 - 5:26 am

Yay for Lush and welcome. I have been crazy busy so didn’t respond to your earlier post but I’m glad you’re here! *mwah*

gypsyamberDecember 11, 2003 - 4:57 pm

thanks, good to be here!

Newfound geekiness

Now that I’m away from all my beloved geeky friends, I find I am becoming more geeky than ever before (not hard, really) I actually have a pc with windows 98 – though admittedly, it still throws me when ppl comment how old it is! To me it’s still a new toy – albeit somewhat short on colour. I am starting to research what laptop I want to buy when I visit tokyo next year, as well as what sort of digital camera. And I am getting quite addicted to the net, especially loving following what’s happening back home for friends.
And have inadvertantly hooked up with a couple of gamers and magic players, and there are plans for a campaign. And this excites me. One of them is even going to give me cd copy of the latest ed d&d manuals. Am I discovering hitherto undiscovered ponds of geekiness in myself, or am I just pining for my friends so much that I am replicating their attributes in me? I’m guessing it’s the first reason. Maybe it’s more that I have the time and headspace here to delve into these areas which have always been placed on the backburner in my ‘real’ life. hmmm. while I’m on a geekiness thing, must learn to cut entries so people can choose to read further or not. Sorry I don’t know how yet.

teknohippiDecember 7, 2003 - 9:09 pm

d&d manuals

Gosh!
Well I hope that you are pining for us back here too!

You really haven’t had a lot of time dedicate towards developing the “Geek-within”. Even when there was a computer in the house that you were living in the guys would use it all the time and you were working a studyiing etc. It really does not leave a lot of time for other stuff.

Enjoy the extra bit of freedom.
Hugs

gypsyamberDecember 11, 2003 - 5:00 pm

Re: d&d manuals

Oh yeah, I’m pining for you guys too….half wish I was going with Shanta to Melb…but I have visits to look forward to next year, NigelW and Kitling sometime in Spring, and Em and Ivan in summer. Bounce! In the meantime, I’m here, in front of puter, nurturing geekiness. Much fun! 🙂

teknohippiDecember 11, 2003 - 6:40 pm

Re: d&d manuals

Great, Hope that I can get over there at some point too.
BTW how long does stuff take to get there by snail mail?
I am wondering if you would like pirated Pirates CD for Chrissy?

Hugs

steam_punk mentioned shiny bandwagon – and I’m up for anything shiny, or glittery

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
2. Am I lovable?
3. How long have you known me?
4. When and how did we first meet?
5. What was your first impression?
6. Do you still think that way about me now?
7. What do you think my weakness is?
8. Do you think I’ll get married?
9. What makes me happy?
10. What makes me sad?
11. What reminds you of me?
12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
13. How well do you know me?
14. When’s the last time you saw me?
15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?
16. Do you think I could kill someone?
17. Describe me in one word.

19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you?

kowariDecember 6, 2003 - 2:36 am

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
Tom just called you amburger and considering how tired I am that will have to do.

2. Am I lovable?
Duh!

3. How long have you known me?
Since not long after going out with murphy. I remember sitting on a couhc on the second floor and meeting you for the first time, but I will be damned if I know when that was.

4. When and how did we first meet?
See above.

5. What was your first impression?
The colour of your hair, and you were totally not what I expected. Admittedly, I dont know what I was supposed to be expecting, so there you go.

6. Do you still think that way about me now?
Hair, yes. You have cool hair.

7. What do you think my weakness is?
Weakness as in all wibbly or weakness as in flaw? Hmmmm… I choose wibbly. Toms cooking.

8. Do you think I’ll get married?
Nope.

9. What makes me happy?
Friends and food

10. What makes me sad?
Not really sure about anything unique that makes you sad.

11. What reminds you of me?
Currently, Japan.

12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
I am going to cop out and say anything you wanted, because I am tired.

13. How well do you know me?
Not hugely well, but I certainly enjoy hanging out with you.

14. When’s the last time you saw me?
Just before you left for Japan. We had a dinner thingy.

15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?
Nuh, you are pretty cool.

16. Do you think I could kill someone?
Yeah, I reckon if you had a kid, and the kid was in danger you would. You strike me as quite maternal.

17. Describe me in one word.
Rainbow.

18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same?
I dont answer thins one, I dont think about friendships in these terms.

19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
Yeah, I reckon so.

20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you?
Its already there, go for it!

Christina FlannSeptember 28, 2012 - 5:09 pm

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
Otter, have no idea why, it just bubbled to the surface

2. Am I lovable?
Totally

3. How long have you known me?
About 12 years

4. When and how did we first meet?
Pretty sure it was at a party in Brunswick

5. What was your first impression?
Fantastic, gorgeous chick, dropkick boyfriend (shaun)

6. Do you still think that way about me now?
You, yes, but now with fantastic, gorgeous husband

7. What do you think my weakness is?
Not sticking up for yourself sometimes

8. Do you think I’ll get married?
Done and dusted

9. What makes me happy?
Family, food and photography

10. What makes me sad?
Thoughtless people, friends letting you down

11. What reminds you of me?
Ferris wheels, coloured hair, cherry blossom

12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
A fantastic pregnancy and birth experience

13. How well do you know me?
Quite well I think

14. When’s the last time you saw me?
Last visit to Melbourne, 2011

15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?
Nope

16. Do you think I could kill someone?
No

17. Describe me in one word.
Fabulous

19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
Yup

20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you?
Nope, but that’s just cos ‘m a lurker not a poster, I’d love it if you filled it in for me and emailed it though, but know you have little spare time so don’t mind if that doesn’t fit in, I enjoyed the opportunity to think about you as that involves only positive emotions 🙂

Christina FlannSeptember 28, 2012 - 5:15 pm

Just realised this has time travelled! From 2003 I think when I didn’t know you that well, funny old internet 🙂

AAAGGGHHHH – The sacrilege

I just found out tonight that the reason Japan won’t be releasing LOTR until next year is that they will be busy censoring it to suit Japanese audiences. I sincerely hope this is a foul rumour with no substance, but I have seen how viciously movies can be butchered here…anything that may not make sense to the audience here(or is perhaps too difficult to translate, or maybe even not 150% vital to the storyline) is cut. Of course, I will not really know until I can watch a non-Japanese release LOTR..like that’ll be happening soon.
Speaking of which, is there a group thingy going to LOTR and are tickets already organised. If not, room for one more? (no, not me…but mad movie buff Shanta)

lirionNovember 30, 2003 - 4:21 pm

Heya gorgeous 🙂

I assume you mean the third LotR movie, RotK, yes?

Unfortunately unable to assist with that until after irs released here on vid/dvd 🙁

*hugs*

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