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作者: Sleepless on August 21, 1999 at 06:59:52:

加入以下討論: Re: The Wind and The Sand 作者是 筠語 on August 19, 1999 at 12:12:29:

To: Yun-yu

I feel so guilty to have inconvenienced you. It is all my fault that I can't type in Chinese. After this note, I will go sit out for a while. Thank you so much for putting up with me. Love you, always.

To: Gillian

I have been getting out of work early and staying up late watching the Pearl Princess II, and you would guess it right if you say I must have got that panda-eyes again. Plus, my thoughts are very random these days. However, I was quite amused about how you applied Rodin's "thinking" to elude your teachers. Ha-ha. You are witty and naughty.

To: Four Seasons

Holy smoke, you ate 100 cherry tomatoes all by yourself? I bet you must look like a cherry tomato now, red and shiny. I mean, facial complexion, healthy. :)

ET intercepted the tomatoes you sent to me, and after she ate some she smashed the rest of them on my face as a punishment for my misinformation. I considered that was a very merciful treatment, so I just assumed I ate the tomatoes too, with my face. Yummy. :)

I tried to read the first paragraph of your 2nd message aloud with different tones and varied theatrical expressions. At first, I ended up with a grin, then a chuckle, and finally with guffaws. I even envisioned how you threw up your arms, lips pouted, and unwillingly gave out all your best collections to ET. Ha-ha-ha. You are doing fine, Four Seasons, and now you can sit back, relax, and be entertained by Confucius (Yoda) and beeping, whistling R2-D2. ET is our princess and we need to pay some respects to her. :)

I served you a "love note" and you returned me a "love letter". I am impressed. I thought we were in deuce, now it seems you are winning the match. I am delighted to have a friend like you to enrich my life and enhance my learning. Yes, some of Gurney's works were briefly discussed in the literature and drama class I took in college. I saw the play, "Love Letters" at school, presented by the drama teacher and his wife, and I liked it very much. Writer Virginia Woolf once says, "Love has a thousand shapes." I think that may explain well about the theme of that play.
No, we will not write letters to each other for the rest of our life. We will meet one day. Right now, we simply choose the elements of things and place them together to mold a love shape over which our thought lingers, and our friendship endures. :)

About whatever that accent is, are you kidding I have a slurry southern accent? My English is still accentuated with a Taiwanese tone. Mind you I left Taiwan as a young woman, not a baby like ET. Ha-ha. The only southern phrase I say the best is "y'all". About the homework you assigned to ET and I, I suppose I need to go find a local Bostonian to practice with.

To: ET Princess

Those two apple pies you drew....... Are you thinking what I am thinking? Oh, lord. You will get all of us expelled (not a time-out) from this holy ground. Talking about explicit graphics! Ha-ha-ha. You really cracked me up. Do you always have to be so warm and cuddly? I feel like giving you a big hug too. :)

Yes, Mardi Gras (Carnivals) is very big in New Orleans. Last year, the city drew over 2 millions people to the streets, people from other states and from all over the world. Parties have become a way of life in our city. I remember I once took my brother from LA to Bourbon street in the French Quarter, he nearly passed out when a woman flashed apple pies at him. Ha-ha. When I first came to this city I was very fascinated by its exotic culture; I attended some black tie and dress balls and parades during the Mardi Gras. After I had enough fun, I got tired of the events and have tried to stay away from the crowds and parades ever since.

There are always writers and artists who come to our city looking for inspirations, for instance Anne Rice, Walker Percy, William Faulkner, Tennesee Williams all had spent some time in our City. It is also interesting to note that F. Scott Fitgerald wrote his first novel "This Side of Paradise" in a small apartment in New Orleans.

You must have visited our city before for having such a good knowledge of its attractions. Besides crawfish (miniature lobster), oyster is equally well known here. If you are a raw oyster lover, those fresh, jumbo, crispy oysters will certainly make your eating experience a life time enjoyment. Speaking of food, I wonder if you ever read writer Laura Esquivel's books "Like Water for Chocolate" and "The Law of Love". In her books, Esquivel uses magical realism to emphasize the struggle women endure to find the true love of their lives. You might find the books interesting because you also stress the concepts of woman with independent means.



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