“Skyping with Midori”

My official favorite person to Skype with is… (sorry everyone!) …..


Oh. My. God. That girl is even more hilarious behind a computer screen I swear.

The first time we Skyped was Tuesday. My computer has been having…issues with my mic and webcam, thinking that I’ve “disconnected the USB”, when alas they’re connected internally. So I’ve just been typing and not able to talk, sometimes people can see me and sometimes they can’t. Anyhow.

I was told Midori that I was going to New York in March. Before I did though, I said “guess what?” which confused her. ‘I also go to New York! What mean is guess?’ she asked. I used Google Translate to say in Japanese and she replies with “OK!! I LOVE AMERICA!!”. You know what? I’m just going to copy & paste the funny parts of our conversation, I think that’ll work better. To warn you, sometimes my English is modified to second-language-English, which is a simpler version of English that works best when communicating with Midori. Also please note that the changing usernames are Midori’s…first her name in Japanese, then Chinese, then English. I don’t know why she keeps changing. OH and Bianjinzhu is Klaus’ Chinese name. Some of the strange things in parenthesis are smileys on Skype, also.

[9/28/2010 6:02:55 PM] みどり: OK!!   I LOVE  AMERICA!!!!
[9/28/2010 6:03:04 PM] Miranda Shakes: ME TOO!!
[9/28/2010 6:03:10 PM] みどり: I KNOW!!!!!
[9/28/2010 6:03:25 PM] Miranda Shakes: you are so funny! do you love japan?
[9/28/2010 6:04:12 PM] みどり: thank you!!!!!  yes!!! I LOVE JAPAN!! but I LOVE KOREAN!!! haha
[9/28/2010 6:04:38 PM] Miranda Shakes: haha yes someday YOU WILL MARRY A KOREAN !
[9/28/2010 6:05:13 PM] みどり: Of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i must marry a korean!!!!!


[9/28/2010 6:08:52 PM] Miranda Shakes: oh ): he is very cute
[9/28/2010 6:09:06 PM] Miranda Shakes: do you have many korean friends?
[9/28/2010 6:09:11 PM] みどり: yes
[9/28/2010 6:09:32 PM] みどり: but only girls…. i want to cry!!
[9/28/2010 6:10:20 PM] Miranda Shakes: aw !! i have two korean friends in california but they are both girls
[9/28/2010 6:10:20 PM] みどり: ah!! sangmin!!haha
[9/28/2010 6:10:28 PM] Miranda Shakes: ahh sangmin and bianjinzhu!
[9/28/2010 6:10:40 PM] Miranda Shakes: my only korean friends that are boys
[9/28/2010 6:11:03 PM] みどり: we are same!!!
[9/28/2010 6:11:11 PM] Miranda Shakes: haha
[9/28/2010 6:11:14 PM] Miranda Shakes: we should go to korea
[9/28/2010 6:11:40 PM] みどり: yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss!!!   Let”s go!!!!!!!!!!!!
[9/28/2010 6:11:47 PM] Miranda Shakes: that would be very fun!!
[9/28/2010 6:12:22 PM] みどり: yea!!!!  i want to trip with you sometimes!!!
[9/28/2010 6:12:32 PM] Miranda Shakes: yes! very very fun! (:
[9/28/2010 6:12:54 PM] みどり: we are forever friend!!!!!!!
[9/28/2010 6:13:07 PM] Miranda Shakes: (: yes! when we are old ladies we will be friends!
[9/28/2010 6:14:14 PM] みどり: i am very glad and happy everyday!!!   because you are in here!!!
[9/28/2010 6:14:30 PM] Miranda Shakes: you are so kind! i am happy that you are here also!
[9/28/2010 6:14:36 PM] Miranda Shakes: you make me very happy (:
[9/28/2010 6:14:56 PM] みどり: i crying in my heart!!!
[9/28/2010 6:15:03 PM] Miranda Shakes: so cute!
[9/28/2010 6:15:42 PM] みどり: moved to cry!!! ← can you understand??
[9/28/2010 6:15:55 PM] Miranda Shakes: yes, i can! you speak english very well !
[9/28/2010 6:16:28 PM] みどり: 謝謝!!!! I ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!
[9/28/2010 6:16:38 PM] Miranda Shakes: I ALWAYS LOVE YOU TOO!!!
[9/28/2010 6:16:47 PM] Miranda Shakes: forever friends!
[9/28/2010 6:17:30 PM] みどり: whatever happen, i will alway love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[9/28/2010 6:17:40 PM] Miranda Shakes: same!! (:
[9/28/2010 6:18:06 PM] みどり: i feel very good!!!!!
[9/28/2010 6:18:15 PM] Miranda Shakes: me too!! we are the same!!
[9/28/2010 6:18:56 PM] みどり: YES!!!!  always thank you!! you always helped  me!!
[9/28/2010 6:19:12 PM] Miranda Shakes: and you always make me smile! we are a good team
[9/28/2010 6:19:31 PM] みどり: I WANT TO CRY!!!!!!!
[9/28/2010 6:19:49 PM] Miranda Shakes: you are so cute!
[9/28/2010 6:20:17 PM] みどり: thanks!!!!!    you don”t like 15 years old!!!!
[9/28/2010 6:20:27 PM] Miranda Shakes: how old am I like?
[9/28/2010 6:20:35 PM] みどり: gess??
[9/28/2010 6:20:42 PM] Miranda Shakes: i don’t know
[9/28/2010 6:20:42 PM] Miranda Shakes: !
[9/28/2010 6:21:02 PM] みどり: maybe…….. i think 25!!
[9/28/2010 6:21:11 PM] Miranda Shakes: sangmin thinks so too :O
[9/28/2010 6:21:18 PM] Miranda Shakes: i dont understand!!
[9/28/2010 6:21:26 PM] みどり: :*
[9/28/2010 6:22:00 PM] みどり: it”s OK!! because you are so beatiful!!! everyone think!!
[9/28/2010 6:22:14 PM] Miranda Shakes: oh thank youu! you are so kind! i am not beautiful, you are beautiful!


[9/28/2010 6:28:02 PM] みどり: you made me my smaile
[9/28/2010 6:28:13 PM] Miranda Shakes: you always make me smile!
[9/28/2010 6:28:30 PM] みどり: really??? (inlove)
[9/28/2010 6:28:54 PM] Miranda Shakes: really! even when i am sad you make me smile
[9/28/2010 6:29:43 PM] みどり: i cry in my heart!!! ←really!!
[9/28/2010 6:29:48 PM] Miranda Shakes: me too!!
[9/28/2010 6:29:55 PM] みどり: ;(
[9/28/2010 6:30:18 PM] みどり: my haret heavy rain!!
[9/28/2010 6:30:24 PM] Miranda Shakes: downpour!
[9/28/2010 6:30:33 PM] みどり: yea!!!
[9/28/2010 6:30:40 PM] Miranda Shakes: you speak english very very well
[9/28/2010 6:31:21 PM] みどり: tahnk you very much my teacher!! i eat dinner!! good bay!! see you again!!


(we had been group chatting on Skype for the first time, a bunch of the foreigners)

[9/28/2010 8:22:08 PM] 王爱心: oh…..  ah!!  morilz in here??
[9/28/2010 8:22:12 PM] Miranda Shakes: no
[9/28/2010 8:22:46 PM] 王爱心: pauline!!
[9/28/2010 8:23:01 PM] Miranda Shakes: no, right now just us. They are online but they cannot read this
[9/28/2010 8:23:19 PM] 王爱心: oh!! OK!!
[9/28/2010 8:23:34 PM] Miranda Shakes: do you have their skype names?
[9/28/2010 8:24:11 PM] 王爱心: no!! but i discoveryed!!


[9/28/2010 8:37:40 PM] Miranda Shakes: ninja
[9/28/2010 8:37:49 PM] 王爱心: do you know????
[9/28/2010 8:37:57 PM] Miranda Shakes: yes!
[9/28/2010 8:37:59 PM] Miranda Shakes: everyone knows!
[9/28/2010 8:38:02 PM] 王爱心: WOW!!!!
[9/28/2010 8:38:07 PM] 王爱心: (h)
[9/28/2010 8:38:09 PM] Miranda Shakes: in america very very very famous
[9/28/2010 8:38:26 PM] Miranda Shakes: there is an american game called “ninja” that many teenagers play
[9/28/2010 8:38:38 PM] 王爱心: yes!! japan very very famous!!
[9/28/2010 8:38:49 PM] 王爱心: japan have ninja!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[9/28/2010 8:38:53 PM] Miranda Shakes: i know!!
[9/28/2010 8:39:01 PM] 王爱心: oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good!!!!!!!!!!
[9/28/2010 8:39:11 PM] Miranda Shakes: in school I learn
[9/28/2010 8:39:24 PM] 王爱心: really????? so funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[9/28/2010 8:39:36 PM] Miranda Shakes: why funny?
[9/28/2010 8:40:11 PM] 王爱心: usually don”t learn!!! so funny!!!! funky!!!!!
[9/28/2010 8:40:34 PM] Miranda Shakes: haha okay! in america everyone knows about ninjas ! everyone loves
[9/28/2010 8:40:47 PM] 王爱心: i am very happy!!!!!!!!!!


(I don’t even remember this part)

[9/30/2010 10:42:47 PM] Miranda Shakes: how are you?
[9/30/2010 10:43:20 PM] midori: sooooooooooooooooooo  FINE!!!!
[9/30/2010 10:43:46 PM] midori: now my teeth so white


The other quotes are from when her microphone finally worked and we were all group chatting (well for some of these)…I wrote them down because they were so funny. Like, I was laughing so hard my sides hurt and no noise came out.

I was telling her about seeing my family and she says “Your heart very happy? Your heart jump jump?” and then told me that she and her boyfriend Skyped for three hours “my heart very jump jump! My whole body jump jump! High jump!” and when she said high jump she put her hands above her head and jumped out of her seat. Ohh my gosh she’s so cute.

Dylan emailed me that he got hit in the face by a flying peach, and I told Midori. She kept saying WOW over and over (it’s one of her most used phrases) and then told me (I had to have her repeat it because I needed to make sure I was hearing correctly) “I think peach good because if he hit onion maybe he die and then you cry”. So apparently Dylan couldn’t survive getting hit by an onion? Moritz laughed and told her that you could survive being hit with an onion. Maybe not “a stone” but an onion yes, and she said “but onions make you cry!”, which is true.

And to round them all off:

me: “my camera is not working”
Midori: “maybe on holiday?”
me: “no, just not working”
Midori: “I think maybe it is sleeping”

2 thoughts on ““Skyping with Midori””

  1. Haha, It sounds like you are making a lot of friends and having tons of fun in china. That last part with the camera is hilarious!! 🙂 We should skype again 🙂

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