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Re: [chinese-294] Weekly Chinese Conversation

From: Alan T
Sent on: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 10:51 AM
Thanks Caitlin.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Caitlin" <[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02,[masked]:16 AM
Subject: Re: [chinese-294] Weekly Chinese Conversation


> Well, Alan sent that email saying we would have it in Reston this week
> and then decide where to have it in the future, but it turns out the
> Reston library's meeting rooms are all booked, so I made a reservation
> at the Oakton library instead.
>
> So unless that is a problem for anyone, it will be at the Oakton
> library at 10304 Lynnhaven Place Oakton, VA[masked] from 7-9pm on
> Sept 3.
>
>
> -Caitlin
>
> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 9:56 AM, Scott <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Has the organizer made a decision on where this meeting will be held? 
>> Oakton
>> or Reston?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Scott
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Alf <[address removed]>
>> To: [address removed]
>> Sent: Friday, August 29,[masked]:16:32 PM
>> Subject: Re: [chinese-294] Weekly Chinese Conversation
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> ? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ? ? ? ?? ? ?? ?? ?? ?? ? ???
>>
>> Wednesday evening at 7 PM sounds great. Either location is good for me. 
>> The
>> Reston library is somewhat closer to where I live. On the other hand, the
>> Oakton library has a very nice conference room. It seems the settings
>> there is very suitable for this kind of conversational meeting.
>>
>> -- Alf
>>
>> On 8/29/08, Steve <[address removed]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Sorry I should have sent it to the whole board:
>>>
>>> All,
>>> I think having a theme is a great idea, we could familiarize ourselves
>>> with the topic first, that way we aren't at a complete loss when the 
>>> time
>>> comes. We could pick an obvious topic for the first meeting, say the
>>> Olympics.
>>>
>>> Honestly, reston or oakton is fine with me (since I am coming from
>>> Springfield anyway). They are both open the same times: 10-9
>>> http://www.fairfa...­
>>>
>>> I'm usually available after 6:30 or so, so is 7 a good time for 
>>> everyone?
>>> 7-9 seems like it should be enough time I think. Wednesdays was the old 
>>> day,
>>> I'm free any weeknight though.
>>>
>>> ??????????????!
>>>
>>> Steve
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Alan Tan wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Caitlin,
>>>
>>> Glad that I have a chance to help. I know how much I desired to speak 
>>> with
>>> native speakers when I was learning English. Either library is about the
>>> same distance from me so it's up to Steve. Just wanted to throw in 
>>> another
>>> factor -- Reston is a regional library as I remember (correct?) so it 
>>> has
>>> more open hours, which would give more options if the time for the 
>>> meeting
>>> is ever changed.
>>>
>>> One other thing I wanted to ask you and Steve is about the format: the
>>> last two times I went had a free format. I wonder it would be more 
>>> efficient
>>> if we pick a topic or a theme, for at least some of the time. In that 
>>> way,
>>> the vocabularies/idioms would be more coherent and it probably also 
>>> helps
>>> comprehension with some context. Of course I am open to any format that 
>>> you
>>> prefer and we can discuss this at the beginning of the meeting.
>>>
>>> Alan
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Caitlin Christianson"
>>> <[address removed]>
>>> To: <[address removed]>
>>> Cc: <[address removed]>
>>> Sent: Friday, August 29,[masked]:02 AM
>>>
>>>
>>> Alan,
>>>
>>> ?????????????! ???????????? ???????????
>>>
>>> Is the Oakton library the most convenient location for you, or do you
>>> by any chance live closer to Reston?  I ask because if the Reston
>>> library were convenient for you and Steve, I would prefer to meet
>>> there.  The Oakton library is also ok for me, though, if that is what
>>> you prefer.
>>>
>>> -Caitlin
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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