Monday, December 28, 2009

We must

Me: We must
Me: We must
XL: We must what ?
Me: Nothing. I just want the sentence to finish by itself.

Happy new year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yuriwacafe free avatar and snowman avatar

YDRM_Free! tiny snowman


YMCK_tenshi(cure)(B)

Found inside Yuriwacafe

Butt Meme

Remember the butt meme (http://marnixmoocher.blogspot.com/2009/05/tasteful.html) ?
I finally decide to do it:

YDRM_Free! tiny snowman back

Nobody says the butt must be a human's.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I heart male avatar!

Thanks to LE.LOOK!, I have a male avatar! If you see Mr Red, say hi to him.

How to be of the opposite sex (my words, not LE.LOOK!)


LE.LOOK!, a SL shopping mall cum sim is celebrating its 1 year anniversary so it is giving 1 full male avatar and 1 full female avatar for free.

The avatars consist of everything. Clothes, ao, hair, skin, shape, shoes etc. Various designers who have shops in LE.LOOK contribute to the items that make up the avatars.


LE.LOOK! is not giving the full avatars in one go. Instead, it is giving the items that make up the avatars piece by piece from now until 24 Dec. If you miss the items when they are just released, fret not as they are around until 24 Dec.

As the avatars are very popular, expect lag. I suggest you get the freebies and leave quickly. I usually wear a bikini with no attachment (yes, no hair!) when I go to such laggy places.



More info at http://lelooksl.wordpress.com


Additional note: Forget to mention, you must join LE.LOOK! group and activate its group tag so that you can obtain the items.

Lost Photos

Recently, I took beautiful photos, which I met to upload them. However, the motherboard of my computer that I was using broke down. If I put the hard disk into a computer and treat like an additional storage device, maybe I can retrieve them back. I haven’t try that before and I have to persuade my dad to do because I have no experience in playing with computer parts.

Sighy.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kitten knows how to open the door!

A tiny kitten has been paying close attention to how his owners get in and out of this room, and has taught himself to open the door on his own!

Taken from http://sg.video.yahoo.com/watch/6546438/17035402

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Do you know?

chromium - the chemical element of atomic number 24, a hard white metal used in stainless steel and other alloys.

chrome - 1 chromium plate as a decorative or protective finish.
2 [as modifier] denoting compounds or alloys of chromium: chrome steel.

linden - another name for the lime tree

Monday, November 30, 2009

Back!

I just realize that there is no need to dress up yourself. Just wear anything and you are good to go. Even if you look weird.

back

This is still ok. I think I have worst dress-up days. Haha

Free:
Skin - Snatch (Snatch with @) Group Gift
Shoes - DP Yumyum Group Gift
Hair - A & A (Join group here and touch the vendor)

Taken at [S.LOVES]

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Forsenic science acronym

The following are listed according to the number of pairs of chromosomes they have.

Pea plant, Sun flower, Cat, Puff, Fish, Human, Dog

Acronym that I think of to remember this: P.S. Cat puff Heroin and Diamorphine

Thought that was funny especially when I picture a cat puffing heroin and diamorphine.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Numbness

Despite my break, I will write sometime if I find something interesting to write about.

Numbness - a feeling that I have but I find this article explains it very well. It is a short article so it is easy to read.

http://starfishenvy.typepad.com/starfish-envy/2009/09/i-have-become-comfortably-numb.html

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Six Tips for Coping with the Fact that You've Forgotten Someone's Name

I tend to recognize faces rather than names, thus I am happy to find this article. If only I could remember these 6 tips.

http://www.happiness-project.com/happiness_project/2009/09/six-tips-for-coping-with-the-fact-that-youve-forgotten-someones-name.html

Saturday, September 19, 2009

10 Signs You’re Not as Rich as You Could Be

I am frugal in real life and in Second Life. I save a lot and think twice before I buy things that are necessities. However, I understand that one has to sometimes indulge and I hope one day I will be able to do so. Meanwhile, here is an article I find that is funny and useful.

10 Signs You’re Not as Rich as You Could Be
http://www.frugillionaire.com/?p=108

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sleep with Sunshine Design Kids and Chicatique

Here is the pillow from Sunshine Design Kids,

sunshine design kids pillow

There are 2 poses, one for you and the special someone who sleeps on the bed. That way, both of you can chat in a cozy position

If you are alone like me, you could sleep on your own

sunshine design kids pillow_002

The outfits wore on both pictures are prizes from Chicatique. I try wearing the child version of the outfit on my adult av and it looks nice too. The outfits differ in the tops only.

SLURLS and HINTS
4;Chicatique;MD;Remember to always say thank you
41;Sunshine Design Kids;MD;No hint needed
M = Mother D = Daughter

Free:
Hair: Jess from Truth (Use "Search" -> "Places" to find store)
Kid's skin: ~JD~ SKINS AND SHAPES ~
Kid's shape: FREE*STYLE POSES @ Ravenwearhttp://slurl.com/secondlife/Ravens%20Requiem/194/159/23 (Pay what you want)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Topsy-Turvy Puppy

The puppy is rolling onto its back but can't seem to get back on its feet. Funny and a little sad.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Coraline Boutique in Another World

Miss Susas Second Life is very kind to blog most or all of prizes in the SLGW Mother/Daughter Hunt. From her blog, I saw Coraline Boutique #73 that I really like to have. Unfortunately, the prize has changed to a pair of jeans. I love the design on the jeans and the jeans come in adult and kids version, though I think they are essentially the same thing.

Coraline Boutique #73

The photo is taken outside Coraline Boutique’s store. It is raining and I love rain!

Free items:
Hair: Jess from Truth (Use "Search" -> "Places" to find store)
Kid's skin: ~JD~ SKINS AND SHAPES ~
Kid's shape: FREE*STYLE POSES @ Ravenwearhttp://slurl.com/secondlife/Ravens%20Requiem/194/159/23 (Pay what you want)

Top: Another World/Ghostly Designs #1
Pant: Coraline Boutique #73

Miss Susas Second Life blog post on SLGW Mother/Daughter Hunt
http://misssusassecondlife.blogspot.com/2009/09/motherdaughter-hunt-pictures.html

Saturday, August 29, 2009

How to not get picked up in Second Life

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Info on SLGW Mother/Daughter Hunt

How to hunt?

Look for two colors of pink hearts, one marked mothers and the other for daughters.

Prizes only for mothers and daughters?

Other than clothes, there are items available for all genders. Furniture is a one of them. The clothes that are specified for daughters may or may not suit the adults and vice versa.

Official blog?

http://motherdaughterhunt.blogspot.com. The blog contains:

URLs of blogs' preview of the hunt prizes

Hunt hints

Name of participating stores

Preview of hunt prizes

Official Hunters' Group?

Mother/Daughter Hunt Hunter's Group. Go to "Search" and then "Groups" and enter the name of the group to join it.

Stores' SLURLs?
I have some of the stores' SLURLs listed here. The list is not complete.

What about me?
In the next few weeks, I will be featuring some of the prizes that one can get from the hunt.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Mother / Daughter SLGW Hunt Stores and SLURLs

The hunt for daughters and mothers to have fun together is here. It starts from 1 September 2009 to 30 September 2009. The participating stores and their SLURLs are mentioned as below. The SLURLs will lead you to the store, not the hunt prize. Note that not all participating stores are listed below. For the full list, please refer to http://motherdaughterhunt.blogspot.com/2009/07/participating-stores.html

Alexohol Creations http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vanilla%20Sky/245/95/22

Animate This http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sunrise%20Beach/182/212/22

Another World/Ghostly Designs http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ghostly%20Forest/188/21/20

Aster's Builds http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hiwalani%20Cove/217/238/22

ChaosSun’s Creations http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bruin/17/107/65

Claw’D http://slurl.com/secondlife/Carnaval/64/81/22

Coull Creations http://slurl.com/secondlife/Serendipity%20V/54/214/22

Evaki http://slurl.com/secondlife/Antovic/83/218/95

Evie's Closet http://slurl.com/secondlife/Oubliette/180/184/38

Fairy Pearls Design http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fairy%20Eyes/96/170/23

Gumi’s Flower Shop http://slurl.com/secondlife/Epirrita/109/206/121

Holli Pocket http://slurl.com/secondlife/fropville/107/153/23/

Houses for You http://slurl.com/secondlife/Houses%20for%20You/128/128/22

JE*REPUBLIC http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wayland%20Eagle%20Bay/55/58/24

Kissed by Lithium http://slurl.com/secondlife/Prim%20By%20Prim/194/72/23

KK's Designs http://slurl.com/secondlife/Beachwood/164/108/38

LacieCakes http://slurl.com/secondlife/Larette%20Island/174/191/401

LilyPads http://slurl.com/secondlife/Newport%20Keys/113/142/24

Little Ones Couture http://slurl.com/secondlife/Smallville%20Village/159/178/26

LoveKnot Weddings http://slurl.com/secondlife/LoveKnot%20Boutique/9/252/24

Magia http://slurl.com/secondlife/South%20Park/148/151/22

Meu! http://slurl.com/secondlife/Thibedeau/39/154/22

Mindshift Farms http://slurl.com/secondlife/Chickens/223/175/22

Nishi Designs http://slurl.com/secondlife/Give/63/214/27

Old Mill Restaurant http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gear%20Jammer/63/86/22

Passionate Neko http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ficken/67/51/40

Prims 4 U http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fairy%20Unique/248/224/28/

Rathwynn's Arms & Armor http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pleiantes/118/103/64

RazzBerry Inc. http://slurl.com/secondlife/Zamojski/22/223/1001

Rogue Designs http://slurl.com/secondlife/CreditCard/218/88/21

Slumber Kidz Furniture http://slurl.com/secondlife/Slumberland/143/111/20

Street Dermatology http://slurl.com/secondlife/Island%20of%20Fame/166/129/2906

Swank http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dax/34/27/21

Sweeter than Candy Kids http://slurl.com/secondlife/Anders/102/40/25

Sweeter than Candy Mainstore http://slurl.com/secondlife/Anders/153/63/26/

Timecat's Treasures http://slurl.com/secondlife/Touch%20N%20Go/41/227/22

Trashtastic! Design http://slurl.com/secondlife/Philudoria/206/138/57

Vitage http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Highlander/207/218/22

Zanzibar creationZ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Zeppelin%20Bay/5/250/21

Friday, August 21, 2009

Why we shop till we drop?

Why we shop till we drop, despite the fact that we have thousands of clothes, shoes, hair and lala? According to this article, it is due to our dopamine levels.

http://www.slate.com/id/2224932

Beware, the article is 2 pages long.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Head problem

My friend was dressing up when her head got twisted.

head turn

If you know any doctors, inform me. My friend needs medical help.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Weekly blogging kicks in

Weekly blogging kicks in this week as a new school year has began. I am a little sad because this marks my final year in school. School life is the best as compared to the working life. For instance, the working world doesn’t grant holidays as generously as the school does.

On the other hand, I would still be in SL often because bunneh made me do it (http://dorks.wordpress.com/2009/08/07/bunneh-made-me-do-it).

However, bunneh will not be able to drag me to SL when the project datelines and quizzes kick in. :D


Friday, August 7, 2009

Virtual Tangs Gift

Since I blog about Virtual Tangs in the last post, I decide to show you a gift from Virtual Tangs. It is found on a table located at the store’s entrance.

virtual tangs gift

Hair: +*gl*+getton+choco, Glitter hair lucky board gift with group tag activited, group join fee L$100

Skin:(vive9) Po [cream] Pure Meadow Skin, Vive9 Clothing & Beauty group gift

Gown: Virtual Tangs gift

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Silly moments

Months ago, my friend and I went to Virtual Tangs, a Singapore retailer who just started a store in SL. Out of the blue, we started playing. Thank goodness there were very few people around.

neck shot_001

neck shot_002

neck shot_003

Posing for the camera

neck shot_004

My friend is jumping but I think she needs to go to the washroom.

red ice
P.S. Need a longer neck? I have a gesture that could do so and it is transferrable - just don't sell it.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Have the courage to live a crazy life!

During my internship, I have to pass by this café on my way to work and when I leave my workplace. This café has a big sign saying “Have the courage to live a crazy life! I can’t remember whether there is an exclamation mark on the sign but it inspires me to step out of my routine working life.

So Have the courage to live a crazy life!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stamp cards for Summer Choice 2009 now available

Stamp cards for Summer Choice 2009 are now available. I found out about it when I visited **DP** Yumyum bunny shop. Yes, one can buy the bunny avatar for L$600 and get a stamp card. :)

I am considering buying a bunny av. The problem is which colour? After eliminating some colours, I am down to milk gray colour, white, cocoa and chocolate. Which colour?

Monday, July 27, 2009

I give her everything

H: I give her everything.

H: And now I will give her another thing.

N: What is it?

H: I will give her freedom.

N: What about you?

H: I will be light as a feather and fly away.

A quote of the day

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Look of the day

I ask my friend to look sexy and pretty for a day. Since I tell her to do so, I must show her how to do so. I was wearing my Snatch outfit which I thought was very good. It still is but I wanted to do an outfit that is more lag-free. Then comes the recent I<3 The Starlust group gift.

Look of the day

Free items:

Eyebrow:*MY UGLYDOROTHY current group gift (comes with 2 skins too)

Top:Toastface - heart cupcakes, includes undies not shown, I<3 The Starlust group gift

Shorts: -tb- StarLust Motel Shorts 1L

Pose:Imperial Elegance Casual Girl AO


Rest of items:

Hair: Maitreya Apple II - Ash Blond, Previous hair hair freebie

Skin:*MY UGLYDOROTHY previous group gift 'LOVE'

Eyes: Poetic color eyes - endless summer (medium sized)


Photo taken at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spring%20Lake/68/47/22. Currently empty sim with build enabled. Good for unpacking stuff.


Top and shorts always work. :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

And the actor is

Remember http://redicecioc.blogspot.com/2009/07/fashion-junkie-is-cute-and-handsome.html?

It is the post where I mentioned that Dakota's look reminds me of an actor. I wanted to find a picture of the actor but I end up using a video clip of him. I choose this video clip because I like his look in the video clip and the black-haired guy looks really gay!

No bunny but there's a sheep

Skip this paragraph if you know about Summer Choice 2009. Creator Stamp Rally (CSR), now known as Summer Choice 2009, is an event when customers and stores win. Customers spend 100l or above in the participating stores to collect a stamp card. After they got the stamp card, they visit every participating store to obtain stamps for the stamp card. Stamping is free. Then, the customer can use the stamp card to obtain a prize.

Last winter, **DP** yumyum's prize for Creator Stamp Rally (CSR), now known as Summer Choice 2009 is a bunny avatar which I adore a lot. I didn't manage to get the bunny avatar as the event was over by the time I knew about it.

This summer, I thought I will have a chance. But no, **DP** yumyum's prize is now a sheep avatar.

I feel sad but I am interested to see how everyone is going to react to the sheep avatar. :)

**DP** Yumyum prize for Summer Choice 2009

Photo from http://edelweiss.sc/choice2009s/

Monday, July 20, 2009

Designers for Mother / Daughter SLGW Hunt

The organizers of the Mother / Daughter SLGW Hunt are looking for designers to contribute the prizes for the hunt. SLGW stands for Second Life Grid-wide Hunt (me thinks :)). Here is the information that I get from the notecard:

“Hello Designer,
I am contacting you to see if you would be interested in participating in the first annual mother / daughter SLGW Hunt. This hunt will focus on spending time with one another. A time for the moms and daughters to go out and shop together.

This hunt will be organized so that the order will go adult shop then child shop and so on and so fourth. If for some reason we have more adult shops then kid shops or vice versa, i will have all of the shops that we have more of listed last that didn't have a matching shop.

There is no fee to participate, but I will be making sure that each item is not a freebie item and that it is of the same quality as the higher priced items in your shop. This is to keep the customers coming back for more.

The hunt will begin on September 1st and last until September 30th. Deadline for entry will be August 15th. If you are interested please fill out the attached application. Thank you!”

The application form looks like this:

“Mother / Daughter SLGW Hunt Application

Hello and thank you for your interest in the Mother / Daughter SLGW Hunt. Please complete the following application and send it to Isabella Edenflower.

Avatar Name:

Date:

Store Name:

Store LM:

Store SLURL:

Once your application is processed I will send you a group invitation! If you receive the group invitation, this means that you are into the hunt! You must stay a member of the group until the hunt is over. Got a question? Comment? Please contact:

Isabella Edenflower

Thank You!!”

Sunday, July 19, 2009

No H8

"On November 4th, 2008 Proposition 8 passed, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

In the wake of the defeat, there has been a groundswell of initiative from within the community at grassroots level. Seizing this opportunity, new political and protest organizatitions are forming almost daily. The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project & silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct reponse to the passage of Proposition 8.

The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, military personnel, brothers & sisters, law enforcement, lesbian mothers, directors, politicians, newlyweds, and more, Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest."

from the NO H8 campaign website, www.noh8campaign.com

There is a similar activity taking place in SL.

A flickr group is set up for SL users to post their NoH8 photos.
http://www.flickr.com/groups/noh8onsl/

A NoH8 photo gallery is open complete with a photo studio for residents to take NoH8 photos. The duct tape and NOH8 tattoo are available at the gallery so that one can wear them when taking the NoH8 photo.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cupcake/54/51/28

Here is my take on NoH8:

NoH8



I am straight but I hope people will accept.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Doing my timetable while writing this

I have been trying my desired module timeslot for past 2 hours. I am afraid I have failed. PRAY PRAY i will get my timeslot.

How is my break? I manage to find time to do some things but somehow it is not enough. DOn't worry, I am not taking another break, though i will stop reading/read less blogs.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Miriel is closing down on 20 June 2009

Miriel Enfield is one of the persons in SL that I admire a lot. She makes beautiful eyes. Unfortunately, she is shutting down her store permanently. The last operating day is 20 June 2009.

If you are interested, do go down to her store and check her eyes out.

Eyes: L$50 each
Fatpack: L$125 per pack
Wearable demo eyes: FREE

Because my own pictures don't do justice to Miriel's eyes, here is a blog which will show how beautiful her eyes are.
http://chknowstyle.blogspot.com/

I have a (SL) dream

As I grow up in SL, I realize the importance of SL home ownership. You can set your home in a place (e.g. infohub) but if it don't feel like a home (no apartment, nobody you can talk to etc.), it is not a home to you. However, owning a home is pretty expensive. Even if one don't own land and incurs land costs, the rental cost can set one back by L$100 per week.

For newbies, they could get a free home at Starting Point (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Moodle/119/208/27). However, there is no free or cheap home for persons who have never own a home before and are not newbies. Hence, I have a dream to have a piece of land for such people. These people will stay at the land for a few months to experience what it is like to have a home. The rental fee will be L$10 per week or something like that. This is so that the needy residents will find it affordable to own a home.

Because I have no intention to use real money to finance my SL life, I currently have about L$5,000 in my SL account. The money is probably not enough to realise the dream in the long term. However, I hope that I can earn more $ in my spare time to attain my dream. I also hope to find free and/or cheap places to stay so that I could recommend these places.

I hope someone can help me to fulfill this dream. Many Thanks!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Beautiful Day

A beautiful day is one when everything is going smoothly. I get what I want. The sun is shining but not scorching. It is soothing to the skin and to the eyes. There could be rain to make my day cooling.

Boring? Unfulfilling? Maybe so but I would like my life to be like this 90% of the time. The remaining 10% will be for an adventure.

Have a beautiful day.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Love Friday - I love bears!

I love bears a lot a lot a lot! I also love cats but that is another story.

When i was a kid /baby, I keep yelling to my parents that i want a bear that i see in the shopping centre. My parents couldn’t stand it and bought me my first bear. This starts my love affair with bears. Till now, I still have my first bear. It is very special to me because she is my first friend.

There is also another bear I love. Panda! There is a new movie made about a panda and an orphan. It is a Chinese movie by Disney and Castle Hero Pictures. The movie is called "Trail of the Panda". What is so special about the movie is that they use real pandas in the movie!

I believe the movie will also be shown in English because there is a English trailer for it as well. Enjoy!


The Trailer


The making of the movie

Friday, June 12, 2009

Why no real life post?

My profile states that I will blog about my opinions in real life. However, so far, most of my blogging is dedicated to Second Life. Even when I do talk about real life, it is probably work, studies and a need to take time off the computer.

In reality, I do have a interesting real life. I would like to share my real life musings here but I have Second Life posts that I plan to write and haven't got around doing so.

I hope to clear my SL posts so I can move to the RL ones. :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blogger Appreciation Week

Blogger Appreciation Week is long over but I have words to say to the bloggers.

To all bloggers whose blogs that I have read (not limited to the blogs in the blogroll), thanks for:

entertaining me

helping me to spend my free time

waste my time for doing important things (haha)

learn new things about life and SL.

Thank you so much!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Guess your age

I got a notecard from Coby Constellation from his group, Cobys Magic Show. The group is a group for Coby to send notices of his magic show, his friends' live music events and djing.

This sounds interesting. I haven't try it yet. So have a try and tell me whether it works or not!

"Hershey Man will know! YOUR AGE BY CHOCOLATE MATH

This is pretty neat.

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

3. Add 5

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759.
If youhaven't, add 1758.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number

The first digit of this was your original number (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)

THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2009) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS."

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I know I will get this answer

Your result for The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?)...

The Librarian (QTBF)

Quirky Traditional Beta Female

You know the story--The quiet, smart girl who emerges from her shell to become the new queen bee. Nothing wrong with nerdy girls, in fact there aren't enough of you. Your best match is The Late Bloomer, as he once was the male version of you.

You are more QUIRKY than NORMAL.

You are more TRADITIONAL than LIBERAL.

You are more PASSIVE than DOMINANT.

When picking a date, consider: The Late Bloomer (QTAM), The Lord of the Misfits (QLAM), The Snowball's Chance in Hell (QTBM), The Suit (NTAM), or The Altar Boy (NTBM).

Avoid: The Frat Boy (NLAM)

(Image from theblackspiderman.com)

Take The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?) at

Great News!

Sorry, I have been gone for a long time. I was busy in RL and SL. Anyway, I hope I could blog often (remember my promise of blogging at least twice a week) from now on.

News #1
Who let the dorks out? is back! I didn't know that until IsabellaGrace from the blog left a comment on my blog. YAh! For your information, the blog covers unique avatars that aren't your SL Barbie or Ken.

News#2
Beanie Canning from Beanie loves Japan is back too! I used to read her blog for news on Asian fashion. She has been back for some time but I only find out about this only a few weeks ago. I dont know whether I will read her blog again (she havent update since last month). We shall see.

News#3
Ivy from Snatch decides to set up a group "Snatch VIP" to give out gifts and post updates. Join the group before 26 May 09 to enjoy free joining fee. After 26 May, joining fee is 300L. To join, go to Search - > Groups -> Type "Snatch VIP" with the "@" instead of "a" and join. I also read that Ivy will release a group gift on Saturday.

EDIT: First, I thank all of you for your comments. Second, I think I need to eat my words about the Snatch group gift. Maybe I get the timing wrong.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Away

Dear blog,

From this week onwards, I can only blog at least twice a week (Friday/Saturday/Sunday). This is because I am doing my internship and hence have less free time.

I also resolve to spend less time on the computer for the sake of my eyes (which is affected due to staring at the computer) and my life.

Hoope to see you often, blog!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Home sweet Home

I am still excited about my home. When I got there, I was greeted with Welcome Home gifts from * Cartoon Kids *.

Home Gift Bag

There is a black version of the same backpack in the group notice.

Another homecoming gift is the wearable bicycle.

home gift bicycle

home gift bear bicycle

I like the bear fitted on the bicycle. Now I can travel with the bear.

Two reasons why I choose the room that I am now staying.

fav mat

1. I love the mat! It is not too girlish and boyish. In addition, I love black and white patterns/dots. I know it don't look nice from the picture but it looks good at my room.

Bed

2. The view from the window.

The rooms are now fully rented. Yesterday and today, I got the chance to meet some of my neighbours. I get shy easily so I spend most of time inside my room. Overall, I like my room very much. The only downside is that the room is located above the store and near the club (for kids) so it can be laggy at times. However, the room is free so I am not complaining. :)

I have a home!

Yesterday (Friday SL time), I got a group notice from * Cartoon Kids *of free rooms above its store. Ever since my exams are over, I always want a house of my own. Although I couldn’t set home at the place that I stay but it is free! Paty was kind to install a script on each door so that only the authorized person can enter the room. The rooms are also well-furnished and there is a bed for one to sleep.

I am not showing any pictures cos if you are interested, you could visit the place. The rooms are really beautifully decorated for kids and there is a playroom in the middle for kids to interact and play.

Before I leave SL, there are some rooms available so if you have a kid avatar, you can come down to take a look.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Thorns/170/82/103
Take the lift to get to the rooms. (Select *Home* in Menu)
Rooms are for kids.
Contact Paty Paule for get one :)

EDIT: The rooms are fully rented.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How to see bots

The academic results are gonna be released soon. Pray Pray.

I received a notecard from a member (who should be Ralphie Saeed) from Camper United group. It teaches one how to see bots.

What is a bot? According to http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Bot, a bot is an avatar which is controlled by a machine, rather than by a human.

"1st.
Turn on advanced settings if you have not.
ctrl+alt+d.

2nd.
Go to debug settings, change avatarcompositelimit to -1 or lower.
Any avatar that rezzes completely grey exculding prim objects is running a non-graphical client or a client that doesn't load textures from thier pc's harddrive. This includes bots and non-graphical clients. A picture of a bot being revealed by this debug setting is attached with this information. If one wishes to see it, just join Camper United to get the notecard or IM me for the notecard.

3rd.
Go to debug settings, change renderunloadedavatar to true. This forces those little grey balls to take a shape, even if its ruthed, till it loads one from hard drive or becomes grey.

Camp Owners

Bots and non-graphicals can easily answer floating text and drop down questiosn that are on the primary prim, updating your camp master to 2.04 helps by using the floating text feature. Benches are manipulatable as are fastcamps.

If you want to have a person come in and teach you more about the bots and help you learn to sweep or sweep for you(for a fee), Contact Ralphie Saeed of the Merchant's Protective League.

Donations for information appreciated. Information given by Ralphie Saeed."

EDIT: I haven't try the settings so I couldn't justify whether the information is useful. Nevertheless, have a try if you are interested in bots.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Last December

This is a story that I should have written Last December.

Me: Little Bear, let’s go out and play

Little Bear: But it is snowing

Me: The snow stops. Look.

mee_003
Little Bear looks warily at the sky.

Little Bear: Ok, I guess it is not going to snow anytime soon. We can go out.

Me: YAY!

Me: Ah Bear, look, there is a noodle stall out there. I gonna sell to sell mee there.

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Me: Look, Ah Bear, see how I cook the mee. I look very skilled!

Little Bear: Ya. Not bad.

Little Bear shouts: Come and buy mee. Nice and delicious mee!

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Little Bear shouting for customers

After a while, Little Bear and I got tired of playing the noodle stall. We decide to go to 7Seas Fishing store.

Me: Let’s look around and see if there is anything fun

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Looking around

Me: Look, Little Bear, 7Seas sells clothes too! I like the black girl outfit. And oh look, flower girl!

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Little Bear: I think you have to wait till you grow up before you wear em.

Me: Ok. Really like the black girl outfit…

Little Bear: Hey, let take a photo to remember this day.

Me: OK! I want to take photo with bear bear!

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Me: Ah bear?

Little Bear: Yes?

Me: Why do you always look sad in the photo?

Little Bear: Don’t ask me. Ask my maker.

Me: loll.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Love Friday! - 1st day of the month

This is the first of two posts about what I love. As entitled, I will write about what I love on a Friday. This idea is derived from bloggers who have been doing this since last month.

On the first day of every month, exactly at 12pm, the church’s bells will ring. I love it when this happens. It makes a normal day less mundane and reminds me that one month has passed – What have I done so far?

Do other countries/places have similar or this kind of tradition? I am interested to know. Welcome comments if you happen to read this.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

250L Joining Fee

In order to give the group gifts to genuine members, designers impose 250L joining fee. To elaborate, designers have found that some persons join their groups just for the group gifts. They found that these persons left the groups after they received the group gifts. To prevent this, they impose the joining fee. In consideration of the fee (meaning in return for one paying the fee), they give lots of group gifts. This is why groups with joining fee imposed generally received more group gifts compared to groups who have no joining fee imposed.

Since we know the root cause of the joining fee, can we resolve it so that fewer designers will impose the fee? I have some ideas but I am not sure whether they will work.

1. Join the group, get the gift and stay

If one likes the designer’s designs very much, he or she will be enticed to stay in the group. Besides, it is not just the gifts that one receives but notices of sales, new releases and so on.

What if you really have to leave the group?

If you like the group, try not to leave it unless your 25 group limit is met and you want to join a new group.

Before you leave the group, check that the group gift(s) have disappeared in the group notices. The group gift will disappear in the next 15 days from its date of release. If the group gift is given out in the store and requires the group tag to be activated, give it a month from the date of release of the group gift before you leave the group. Sometimes, the group gift is left indefinitely in the store. One month is still sufficient for such group gifts because the designer will normally notifies members of the group gift only once, which is when it is released.

Leave the group when the above paragraph is satisfied.

I follow this practice because I feel that in return for the group gifts received, one should return the favour by at least staying in the group. This is why designers give group gifts in the first place – to get one to stay in the group, learn about their products and hopefully buy their products. In addition, the chance of many members leaving the group at the same time is lowered.

2. Check that groups permit free open enrolment before leaving group

This is to prevent one from leaving a group which is closed to the public or leaving a group which has imposed a joining fee.

3. Get Alts to join groups that you couldn’t join

If you have alts, get them to join groups that you couldn’t join due to the 25 group limit. This will prevent you from leaving groups.

I welcome more suggestions or opinions about the issue. Cya.

EDIT: I just realize 2 has nothing with the issue. LOL.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Is there such thing as SLebrity?

SLebrity stands for SL celebrity. Since I talk about SLebrity tank in the previous post, I think I will talk about SLebrity as well. I believe there is such thing as SLebrity.

There are persons who are well-known and adored by many. According to Concise Oxford dictionary software I use, a celebrity is a famous person or the state of being famous. Since these persons fit into this definition, they are SLebrities.

On the other hand, I believe that whether a person is popular or not depends on the eyes of the beholder. If A don’t think there is anything special about the person or don’t adore him or her, the person will not be considered a SLebrity to A even though B may think otherwise.

I used to adore a blogger a lot. I read her blog and was so excited when I got to see her face to face. I was also initially hesitant to comment on her blog as I wanted to wait for the best moment to comment. Crazy, right. Now, I still adore her but not in the same crazy manner. It is the same for RL artistes too.

There is definitely a group of people or individuals that are SLebrities. We don’t call them by that name but in a way they are famous as everyone knows them. Who are they? Of course, they are the Lindens. Some Lindens are also well known as individuals. However, as Lindens are equivalent to your service provider cum the government, I guess no one will call them SLebrities. I don’t as well.

After writing this post, I realize the same can be said for RL celebrities. Whether there is such thing as a celebrity depends on the beholder. Because I am the kind that adores RL and SL persons, I believe there is such thing as SLebrity.

Monday, April 27, 2009

SLebrity Tank

I have decided that as long as I am playing FabFree Flickr Contest, I would continue to wear the Fabfree gift of the month. In fact I find it fun to find clothes to match the jewellery.

I start wearing no shoes and no hair again! I really love doing that as I dont have to spend time finding shoes and hair to wear. Ok, back to the main topic.

Do you want an SLebrity top?

slcelebritytank

I was shopping at Vain Inc when I saw this top. I thought it looks cute so I snap a photo of it hanging on the wall.

~Vette's Boutique~ SLebrity Tank L$90
When one buys, one will receive 2 tanks, one in small print and one in big print.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Joomos/216/204/21

FabFree Monthly Contest - [April 2009]

FabFree (fabfree.wordpress.com) has a monthly contest when contestants have to wear the gift of the month and take a picture of the gift along with their other freebies. The winner will be featured on Fabfree blog. Frankly speaking, I am not interested in being featured on the fabfree blog but I am very happy to have a chance to dress up!

Here is my photo:

fabfreeaprilflickcontest_001

Hair: Philotic Energy past lucky chair prize
Eyebrows: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: Onyx Skins EyebrowShape - part of hunt
Eyes: [::f*a::] ChuPu EYE -must activate +APPLE POP+ group tag which is free to join
Skin: Dutch Touch past group gift
Dress including gloves & stockings: Snatch, located between the riot vendor ad and the lucky fortune teller chair
Jewellery: Eolande’s Basic Essentials - delicate pearl set *
Pose: Vain Inc past gift

* Gift of the month

Questions that FabFree requires answering
Name: RedIce Cioc
Favorite Color: All shades of blue except dark blue
What I like to wear in SL: Hair!
How I spend time in SL: Currently spend time playing dress up and shopping

Friday, April 24, 2009

Dear blog

Dear blog,

I am back! And I just broke a cup. Studies are not good but I can't blame anyone-Just plain lazy. Hope I write more fun/interesting posts in future.

See ya,

red ice

Monday, April 6, 2009

How big is your ego?




Your Ego is Small



You are quite humble. You try not to spend too much time congratulating yourself.

You're proud of who you are, but you're also secure. You don't need to brag.



You see yourself and others in a pretty realistic way. You appreciate strengths and faults.

You respect people and believe that you can learn from them.

Friday, March 20, 2009

FMSL

I didn't want to blog but I read something interesting.

GoSpeed Racer decides to set up a new blog covering anecdotes and tales of woes of SL. The inspiration originates from a RL website of a similar nature.

I read the the RL site and I thought it was funny and kinda sad that such things happen to people. Hopefully, the sl version takes off.

You can read GoSpeed's post on how she comes with the new blog:
http://gospeedracer.wordpress.com/2009/03/21/f-my-sl-life-the-blog/

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Post when i rattle on

This is my last post before my exams. My exams haven't start yet but I thought I just take an early break. I know this sounds kinda odd especially since I haven't blog often.

Things that I have done/learnt since my last blog post:

1. Clear my projects and assignment. Left with 1 quiz, 1 project presentation, 1 class presentation and 1 report

2. Learn a lot about marketing and realise I know nothing about the real world. I am stay-home person so I haven't gotten to know things that YOUNG PEOPLE will know.

3. Like a crazy tax teacher. He is funny. He teaches well but he likes to talk about irrelevant stuff.

4. Spend less time in SL and reading SL blogs. The major reason is because I am too busy but I certainly hope to make this a reality. Reason: refer to 2.

5. Sleep at 1.30am every day. Hopes today can be an exception.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What happen to my SL world?

I think I accidentally click on some buttons but I couldn't explain why my SL world looks like this.

wierd sl world_001

I change the environment setting to sunrise and I got this.

wierd sl world_002

A restart of SL settles the problem but I wonder what have I done? Can someone explains why?

red ice
P.S. The pictures look good though. :)

Video Time

Poetic eyes has given another free eyes! It is similar to the christmas eyes given out last christmas but I love these ones too! (wearing them right now as I type)

Today I like to show a song that I like. The song is from Amy Diamond "Don't lose any sleep over you".



Below is a short video of Amy Diamond singing the same song, without the music. She has great vocals. :)



Raine Yang from Taiwan did a cover of the song in chinese. It sounds nice too. I like her grey outfit and her associated hairstyle. me\ wishes I can get the same items in SL/RL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3C5r4BzYO4&feature=related

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kaimono - An asian shopping guide to Second Life

Ever since Beanie Canning's blog ceases being updated, I have been looking for an English blog that covers Asian fashion. Finally, I discovered http://kaimono-sl.vox.com/

I am reading the blog for the first time but I have a good initial impression of it. It contains news about Asian fashion (gifts, events, new releases) which is what I want out of an Asian fashion blog.

red ice

Thursday, February 5, 2009

SL from an MMORPG View (for Lowbies)

The title is the name of a interesting article that I read about a few weeks ago. It is about how one can play SL like a game. I find it quite interesting. Although I have been in SL for a long time, I am still stuck at Level 3. Hopefully, one day I will move to Level 4. Haha.

Article
http://theslrevolution.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/sl-from-an-mmorpg-view-for-lowbies/

Clearing up blog & Flickr

Hi there! Sorry I make it look it like the blog is never updated. I meant to update the blog but it is either I don't have the time or I don't know what to write.


Thinking back, I have deleted 2 blog posts before. One was the first post I wrote when I first started the blog. The other was a post about a contest that was already over, thus I thought I may as well delete it. Now, I regret deleting my first post. I plan to write a new one but then I realise I couldn't bring back the spirit and the words of my maiden post. Hence, I decide to leave it as such since I can't un-delete the maiden post.


Clearing up blog & Flickr


I decide to every now and then clear up my blog posts and my Flickr photostream. This is because my Flickr photostream could only show up to 200 photos at one time. I don't like the idea that my old favourite photos got pushed back. Hence, I delete the ones that I don't like that much. This of course involves me deleting the related blog posts cos all my photos are uploaded to Flickr for the purpose of blogging.


Due to all these clearing up, I wonder when I will hit my 100th post. Haha.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thoughts about fashion show and magic show

Fashion show

The winter black swan fashion show was great. I love the zaara gown that was showcased in the show. However, I find some of the models there are too thin. Scary.

Magic Show

I came slightly late for the magic show. Later, I heard that the turnout for the show was a record high. Although I was watching the show, I had no idea what was going on. It was towards the end of the show that I realised that I had to activate voice chat to hear what people were saying! Haha

Today marks the last day of my daily posts (ok, almost daily posts). From next week onwards, I will post weekly and focus less on SL (cos play it less often).

So, see ya!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Cobys Magic Show and Winter Black Swan Show

For those who have never watched a magic show in SL before, feel free to join this magic show.

Cobys Magic Show
9 January 2009, Friday, 8pm SLT
Live Music with Thunderfoot at 7PM SLT
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Danbi/46/56/50

There is also a final winter black swan show (i forget the exact name) at 7pm SLT on the same day too. 5 lucky winners will win creations showcased in the show which are from Tuli and Philotic Energy.

I think I gonna be at the fashion show since it is the final one. I can go for the magic show another day.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Black%20Swan/21/53/21

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mirrorlabs Skin Studio (create your own skin for free)

I subscribed to many groups. 1-2 weeks ago, I receive a notecard from one of the groups.

(Quoted from Delaney Whippet's notecard. She is from Mirrorlabs Skin Studio / Microphage.)

Mirrorlabs Skin Studio is a new and exciting way of creating skins for use in Second Life. Using this flash web interface, you can create a custom avatar skin right on the 3d model and export your finished skin instantly! It currently uses http://eloheliot.blogspot.com/ as a base. I am going to be improving and adding new skins, options and content as the testing continues. ( tattoos, makeup, freckles , special features)

Visit Mirrorlabs Skin Studio at: http://www.mirrorlabs.com

You can also check out my ideas/additions in the future file at http://www.doomandjune.com/microphage/?page_id=172

I have tried making my own skin. It is fun and one can export the demo to one's email or just save the textures to disk. To export a finished skin (with full permission rights), one has to purchase a valid passcode from the Mirrorlab kisok. Currently, one can only create female skins but male skins are also up and coming.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Limited time freebie eyes from Poetic Color

I was wondering if Poetic Color has any new year freebie put out and I am happy to find a freebie from it. The free eyes are suitable for guys too. :)

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Eyes are found at back of the store. Join the store's group to get updates and freebies (don't take up the 25 group limit)

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Strata/82/216/903

Skin is *BeBae* gp gift

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Recap of 2008

2008 has been a good year on an overall basis. I started my first blog during that year. Although the blog is still a mess ie. I don't know the direction of my blog, I guess I stick my strategy of writing anything I want. I hope in the future year, I find the true purpose of my blog.

2009 didn’t start very well. I just got sore throat and flu now. Sigh