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Meet Karen

Dear Webheads:

My name is Karen Lin. I am from Taipei, Taiwan. My native languages are Mandarin and Taiwanese. I have been a Financial Consultant for over 8 years. I am very happy to be a member of your group here. There are so many different things around the world.

I am very pleased to have an opportunity to tell all of you about my country - Taiwan. And I also love to share my working experience here. If anyone would like to know anything about investment or Taiwan, you can always ask me.

My Yahoo Messenger Account is "iamwebcamera". It's very easy for you to remember. I am very appreciative of any comments to improve my English writing skills. Please don't hesitate to tell me how to write it in right way.

I wish all of of you had a great time here.

Best regards,

Karen Lin 2003/05/26

26 May 2003 Laurent Mascarh replies: WELCOME KAREN!

Hello karen,

I must be the last member to join the eclass before you. That means I have to wish you a warm welcome between us and tell you that people are nice here and always ready and available for help.

I hope you enjoy your moments with us and hopefully we will be having a great improvement in our English languages skills.

I have inserted your name in my list of friends in Yahoo Messenger. That means we'll be having a chat very soon.

All the best Laurent

Karen sent us this essay: 28 May 2003

Introduction to my hometown - the city of Taipei

Today I would like to introduce to all of you my hometown - Taipei. The City is not only the biggest but also the capital of my country - Taiwan. Taipei city is situated in the north of Taiwan and it is surrounded by mountains. During summer time, the average temperature is about 28~32 degrees celsius, and there are thunderstorms in the afternoon usually. Therefore, it's really hot and humid in the summer. In addition, summer is the typhoon season as well.

The city covers an area of 271.77 square kilometers and the population has reached about 2.64 million. As you can see, Taiepi is a very crowded city. Fortunately, we have built a rapid public transit system; thus, traffic jams and air pollution are no longer big problems.

The best part of living in Taipei is that there is a great variety of arts, cultural activities, and scenic attraction areas nearby. The National Palace Museum, for example, houses hundreds of thousands of Chinese antiques and art works. I believe its collections of Chinese antiques and art works are the most abundant in the whole world. The museum is located in the north of the city and is a must-see for lovers of ancient Chinese culture. Why does the National Palace Museum have more Chinese art collections than those of Mainland China? It's a long story. Let's talk about it some other time.

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