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Meet Moral

Moral appeared online at a presentation at the TESOL Conference in Vancouver, March 17, 2000, at which Vance presented a live Webheads synchronous chat class with online partners Michael C and Maggi Doty. See*tesol2000. He appeared again a year later in our Excite voice chat room to assist in Vance's presentation at the TESOL Arabia Conference, March 14, 2001. At that presentation, he said a few words via our online connection to an attentive audience of 30-40 packing a computer lab. Presentation info is at

Read about Moral's hometown, Kunming
Welcome Home Macau
Debate on 1 Country 2 Systems and what it means for Hong Kong and Taiwan
In October, 2000, Vance interviewed Moral on ICQ. Read the interview here.

To learn more about Yunan, Moral recommends:

I am an English fan in China. I like English, which is believed to be the most popular language in the world. I hope I can share the language with all of you and discuss the best way to learn our favorite language.

Let me give you a brief introduction of myself. My name is Moral Lann. My Chinese name is Lan Daoyi. I am a 29 year-old, male. I now work for Yunnan Computer Technology Service Company in Kunming, China, as a computer engineer. I am easy-going. I like reading and learning English.


My goal for the future regarding the study of English is to work or study to get more knowledge. And I now study English with Mr. Michael Coghlan, a dedicated ESL teacher in Australia, who is very kind and warmhearted enough to teach me a lot about English.

I would like to join the list to get more information about learning English. And I'd be happy to meet all of you on the list.

Best wishes from China,

Moral Lann

Moral got his wish. Deden responded and asked questions about life in China.

I live in the city of Kunming, which is located in the southwest of China, thousands of kilometers away from Beijing. Yes, I am studying English with Mr. Michael Coghlan by email even now. Yes, most city dwellers in China go to work by bicycle, many by bus, a few by their cars. I go to work on foot. I believe your mother Deden has got the right impression about Beijing. In my city, we don't eat noodles often. Hope you enjoy your noodles everyday.

I am glad to join the efiwebhead list and hear from all of you.

Moral wrote us on February 28, 2001

Hi Vance,

Thanks for your greetings. I am just fine. I am still working in the same place but I think it will change soon. I wanted to get a job in English. But I haven't made it yet.

It's warming and sunny here in Kunming. Spring is coming.

Hope all of you are fine!


On October 1, 2001, Moral sent us: Test Message__Ignore Please!

Vance replied anyway, so on October 3, 2001, Moral wrote:

Hello Vance and Webheads,

Because Yahoogroups blocked my email at, I haven't got Webheads mails for a while. Now I am back. You know it is always my pleasure to be with all of you. I won't leave Webheads.

Thank Vance so much for his kind greatings.

Good luck!


Susanne and Michael wrote right back, and Moral replied, October 3, 2001

Hi Moral,

just a few words to let you know that your new mail configuration works well, and to say how fine it is to know you and all the other great people all around the networld.

The social and learning advantages of communication technique is the best part of it, but we cannot do anything similar unless the connection lines are OK!

Thus, tech and social networking are closely intertwined. Hope to see you online one of these Sundays.

Yours webheaded
Susanne from Denmark

Welcome back Moral!
- Michael C.

Hi Sunanne, Michael and Webheads,

Thanks for your warm welcomes. I am back because I never forgot all of you. I am proud of you, my dear friends around the world.

I look forward to seeing you all on sundays.

Best wishes,


So Vance wrote back, October 11, 2001


I'm very impressed with your persistence, and the effort you have made to keep in touch with us.

Even though you were not receiving our emails and notices, you have been coming to our weekly online classes regularly. I know it's not easy to connect from China, but despite limitations, you have succeeded in joining us at Tapped In and you have experimented with several phone communications softwares before settling in with us on Yahoo voice chat.

It's because of people like you that I have made an effort to keep our website visible to our good friends in China, migrating it from Geocities to Tripod and finally to Homestead in an effort to keep a step ahead of the Internet censors.

I just want you to know that I very much appreciate your participation, and the participation of all Webheads, in whatver it is we are doing.

All the best,


Moral has written on the following Webheads writing assignments:

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