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Monday, November 5, 2001
Kids chat

Guys and gals, let's be e-pals

WELCOME to our weekly kids chat! Fluppy: Hey Guys! What's up?

Cliparti: Nothing much. But you look in great spirit this week, Fluppy. What's the matter?

Fluppy: Yeah, This week I have become rich by 5.

Windy: Rich by 5 paise. Isn't it Fluppy?

Fluppy: Nothing more was expected from you Windy. But my context is different.

Cliparti: Then what's it.

Fluppy: OK, I will give you a clue. Have you heard of this "Count your age by friends not years and count your happiness by smiles not tears."

Cliparti: Wow, that's well said.

Fluppy: Yeah and that's how I have become rich by making 5 new friends.

Windy: That's great. But how you have made so many new friends in a week's time.

Fluppy: Well! I have made e-pals over the Internet.

Cliparti: What's e-pals Fluppy?


Fluppy: Like pen pals, which you make through post, e-pals are those pen pals made over the Internet. Or you can say that it is the latest form of making pen pals. There are several good sites for making e-pals over the Internet. I found these friends on the site www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Cottage/2062/penpals.html.

The e-pals are listed on this site in various categories based on the age thus you can find the e-pals of your age very easily.

Windy: That's a good idea of making new friends. Do you know of any other site also on e-pals or pen pals?

Fluppy: Yeah this site www.kidsmc.com/penpal is also a great site for e-pals and you can find many entries for kids seeking e-pals on this site. Hey, but unlike other sites, the menu bar on this site is on extreme left. You can get the access to the site by clicking this left side menu bar.

Cliparti: Fluppy has given us some good information, as we all would love to make e-pals over the Internet.

Windy: Hey guys! It's enough about e-pals, what about studies? Don't you know that schools are going on and there is still time left for Divali holidays.

Fluppy: Studies…Huh!

Cliaprti: Oh come on, Fluppy.

Windy: I also have some good information for all you guys, who want to enjoy forthcoming holidays, without feeling the burden of homework.

Cliparti: What's that Windy.

Windy: This is a detailed site on chemistry and you can get al your doubts cleared and also get a lot of interesting material on the subject at http://chemistry.about.com/library/blchem101.htm. This is an extensive site covering all the aspects of the chemistry. There is another site http://modelscience.com on the subject chemistry. This is a great site and provides you model science software. On this site you can find a virtual chemistry lab, where you can do all virtual science experiments. So, if miss some of your practicals before, you can cover them up here.

Cliparti: Indeed it's a great site and has lots and lots of information. I have found this site on Mathematics. This is http://math.about.com/library/mathfiles/blexams-toc.htm. On this site you can find a lot of practice exams on mathematics. You can practice them at your pace and can improve your mathematical skills.

Windy: That's great news for Fluppy.

Fluppy: Why just me Windy?

Windy: As far as I remember you flunked last time in math.

Fluppy: That's news to me Windy? By the way where did you get this news?

Windy: Well! I still remember the spanking you got after your results were out last year.

Fluppy: And you thought it was because I flunked in math.

Windy: Hehe! Yeah!

Fluppy: Damn it!

Cliparti: Let's stop the fight right over here guys. I remember Fluppy you had not failed; only your marks were lower than the previous exams. Anyway guys we were talking about this site on math, which could be of great help for all our friends. Enjoy surfing these sites and making new friends after you finish your studies. Bye for now see you next week.

— Ira Verma

Hey, kids! Let’s be friends. You can send your suggestions and queries to us at Kids Chat. Our e-mail address is login@tribuneindia.com. Cliparti Sweet, Fluppy Little, along with me, of course, are all here to answer them. — Windy