Focus on The Light

Focus on The Light

Structure: Summer House – nonino (no longer available, thank you Honshu for lending me the build!)
✤Lotus Buddha – Tartessos Arts || ✤Lotus Incense – Tartessos Arts
✤Eva Plumeria in a vase – ARIA || Marimo – Soy || Summer tray with Flowers – keke @ The Seasons Story || Orchids – Kalopsia || ✤Thalassa Massage Table Hot Stones – ARIA || Bali Offerings Basket – 8f8

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

-Buddha-

Nostalgia

Netcafe of Nostalgia

Embiggen!
Structure: ✤Garage Shop – Mugen
Balloons, part of ‘dreamers vehicle/cloud express’ RARE – vespertine @ The Dreamers Factory || Ace table – Breno || Zoe Chair – Pine Blue – LISP || iFall (Early 2014) Media Edition – Apple Fall || breeze. (tripod fan red-with sound) – *Art Dummy! || Factory Lamp – Five Minutes After || Rug-O-Rama Gacha ‘cassette tape’ & joystick (RARE) – Bokeh || windows & doors set, white – oyasumi || City Walk Linocut Prints – DIGS
(More credits next pic)

“When I was your age, I didn’t have Internet!”

“Back during my days, there are no such things as Wifi.”

“When I was your age, if I wanted Internet, I had to disconnect my phone, mess around with cables, connect the phone cable to the modem, dial-up the modem, and if I want to look up a page about Backstreet Boys, it takes 5 hours to load the first page.”

“Back during my days, we didn’t have Internet at home. If I wanted to use the Internet, I have to go to a Netcafe!”

Nostalgia

Embiggen!
Ace table – Breno || Zoe Chair – Pine Blue – LISP || iFall (Early 2014) Media Edition – Apple Fall || breeze. (tripod fan red-with sound) – *Art Dummy! || ✤Nikka Leather Sofa – ARIA || Bookworm Coffee Table – Consignment || FLF Bookshelves – Zigana || Pipe Lamp – Kuro ||flamingo. (shelf) – *Art Dummy! || ✤pipe magazine rack. iron. – junk || shine. (string lights) – *Art Dummy! ||wanderlust print – floorplan. || ✤Chess Set – Mugen || City Walk Linocut Prints – DIGS

If you remember Netscape and Dialups, you are officially an elderly citizen as far as kids nowadays are concerned. Bonus points if you can remember how DialUp sounds like. How about I refresh your memory?

This post is overdue. I wanted to post it during the weekend, but last weekend was close to being my Apocalypse. SL was borked, Plurk was down and then my Internet was down. I have never felt such intense much First World Devastation in my entire life!

Anyway, let me brag for a bit here. This build I’m using is the Garage Shop from Mugen. Mugen is a new brand, though it is not new-ish. Xero decided to rebrand his store from XTC (no, not the other XTC) into Mugen and one of Mugen’s first offering is…a prefab. WOAH.

mugen\ Garage Shop

Mugen Garage Shop
Source: Xero’s Flickr Stream

I am rather proud of this prefab for a lot of reasons, haha. But the main thing being that it is great to see how a friend progress from making furniture to a full blown prefab. It’s on the smaller size so it’s perfect for a small store or a cafe and ONLY 12 land impact. Xero made it in a way that user can retexture easily, though I didn’t do it because I like to blog things with their natural colour (translation: I’m not the best when it comes to texturing walls).

It is now out at Mugen’s store and you can find the demo here. :D

It’s getting more and more difficult to end a post without being abrupt nowadays, so I shall leave you with a trailing pause…

The Forgotten Office in The Air

The Forgotten Office in The Air

Embiggen!
Structure: Old Potting Shed Rust – Culprit
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Beachcomber Shelf – Lark || grandpapa`s  studies – Zigana || Palmerston Wall Hanging (Tuscan) – Theosophy
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Vintage Typewriter (from Reporter Deko set) – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] || Silvia  deco book pile and a green tea mug – ARIA || Keene Desk Lamp – DIGS || Tropical Birds – Toucan – Half-Deer || geekbook/cloudy – vespertine || Books – Apple Fall || Mason Jars & Notepad – Sari-Sari || Sheets Of Paper (from Reporter Deko set) –  22769 ~ [bauwerk] || ✤perry chair. ethnic diamond. - junk
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Heart of Polaroids – Apple Fall || Adventurer Wire Shelf – Sari-Sari || ✤Feels like heaven ladder – Kuro || Artist Desk – Apple Fall || wall clutter – floorplan || ✤ari tool.sunny – junk || ✤ivan leather rug – junk
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The Arcade Carriage Day – Scarlet Creative

LTD Magazine Page on FB asked: “Do you have a Home Office in your Second Life house? If so, share some pictures with us in the comments! We would love to see your work spaces!”

I had already snapped this pic a few days ago and I can totally wing it and say ‘yeah, this is how I SLive everyday. This is where my avi sit to blog. This is where I sit down to write my Notecards.” And y’all will laugh at me because you know it’s not true. XD  I do like this setup and I might keep it for a few more days, and actually live in it. There’s even a daybed there, so why not?

Wanna hear a story? I totally forgot I had this scene set up on my land.

This room was decorated nearly a month ago, while Summerfest was on. And then, as usual, I completely forgot about it because I would have started yet another decorating project. I love decorating so much and SL is a great place to exercise this hobby. So much so that my attention span when it comes to decorating is about 5 seconds. LOL. I usually have 3-5 different scenes rezzed at any one time, on several metres up, that sometimes I can forget what I have and what I don’t have. Because come on! SLife is too SLhort to only have one build rezz at a time, amirite?

And this build would have continued to be forgotten if Mun hadn’t decide to come live on my land. While I was rezzing her platform  in the air, I saw this build that looked familiar, so I cammed in and….

…found a project I was working on a few months ago….

….halfway decorated and all the way forgotten. ;____;

A thought occurred to me. I raised my draw distance to 200, flew 4000m up and just ‘fall’. And sure enough, every few hundred meters are some other clutters I rezzed and forgotten about. A few were random little items I forgot to clean up, but mostly there were fully decorated rooms that I abandoned. Probably because I TPed out in the middle of decorating to shop or some such.

Long story short, I had so much clutter in the sky, it was borderline insane. I also found several builds that I forgot I had…

…so I cleaned up and freed nearly 800+ prims on my land. Good Lord.

A few months back, I decided to sort out my Inventory by doing a ‘Nath Pevensey Style’ cleanup. I don’t remember where I found out about his idea…maybe Plurk? Maybe his blog (though I can’t find reference to it now). Basically, Nath’s idea is this: rezz everything new on a dedicated platform (skybox, a plank, whathavesyou) and leave it there til you have blogged it or sort it out. And I think that’s a great idea!

NOT SO MUCH IF YOU HAVE DISCIPLINE THE SIZE OF A GNAT THOUGH. (Like me!)

In hindsight, one should not attempt to practice this great idea during Arcade season when one is an Arcade Gacha addict. It was successful for the first few days. I even had color-coded planks–“things I don’t know what is in there”, “gacha stuff to open”, “gacha stuff to trade with” and so on. And then I started buying things, and playing gachas, and buying more things, and playing more gachas that now my ‘Inventory Platform’ is somewhere I never venture unto.

I have a feeling I’m doing this so wrong and that Nath will disapprove highly of me…LOL.

Anyway, I’m off to…er…attempt to clean up my Inventory Platform so I shall leave you to your happy shopping!

(P.S: If you don’t hear from me for a few days, send help and make sure you bring hunky men able to do heavy box lifting. Preferably only in their undies. Deal?)

Endless Story

Click for bigger size on Flickr

Embiggen!
Structure: Classical White – RageWorks @ FaMESHed
Left to right:
Nature’s Way Rug – DIGS || ✤birdcage candle. one. - junk || ✤Chair [Connection dream] (tinted) – Soy @ The Dreamers Factory || ✤Feels like heaven (pillows) – Kuro || Origami Birds – Apple Fall || ✤Noor Statue – Tartessos Arts || two tone leather bag – ISON || nostalgic chandelier / gold – floorplan || into the woods frames – alpha – keke @ Kustom9 || Isabelle Vanity Table & Mirror Set – What Next @ The Garden ||  Filigree Glass Heels, Golden – Dysfunctional Designs @ Fit for a Princess || Crown [Gold] – PILOT || Sloane Hatbox Stool – What Next || Blossom Vase – Dysfunctional Designs
Alcove, from top:
✤Decorative plates (soup) – Kuro || Row of Books – What Next || Princess May – Collectable – Lilac (gacha) – RE @ Fit For A Princess || Astronomer’s Newton’s Cradle Decor – DIGS || Eva Books – Mudhoney || Shoe Planter (green) – Breno || Aisling Wicker Storage – DIGS || Shoe Planter (Rosy) – Breno

If you haven’t changed your mind
I wish for you to be by my side tonight…

I’m tired of pretending to be strong
I was young,

Everytime I think about you baby
Now I can say I miss you

It’s so hard to say I’m sorry

Endless Story – Yuna Ito

P.S: No rambles today, it’s nearly 3am and I have work in the morning, eeeek! :o

Mess Nest

Mess Nest - Click for bigger picture

Bigger size!
Structure: Cabana Blanca – Llorisen || Bed: ✤Imogen Pallet Bed – ARIA @ TMD
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Left: industrial lighting – floorplan || ✤Tire Chair – Kuro ||Scattered papers (subscribo gift) – Soy ||Framed Music Poster – +Half-Deer+ / Pop and Frogstar / Classic Rock – Rhapsody’14 freebie by Anya Ohmai, no longer available ||Route 66 Sign (group gift) – 7 Emporium || floor light M05 – ++LP2++
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Middle: ✤Imogen pallet bed – ARIA @ TMD || Framed Music Poster Bokeh/Metal – Rhapsody freebie by Anya Ohmai, no longer available || Guitar – Sunburst – RARE (gacha) – Consignment @ Kustom9 ||Guitar – White (gacha) – Consignment @ Kustom9 || Folded tees (subscribo gift) – Soy || ✤vintage boom box [Red] (gacha) – Soy @ Kustom9||
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Right: ✤Smith End Table – Casita ||vintage wire shelf (Black steel) – Soy || His Dressing Room set (Coat Hanger & Clothes pile 2) – Kalopsia || Hard Shell Travel Case – Breno || Diving Helmet – Kalopsia || ✤(Un)packing – Kuro @ Theme Park || ✤Honey White Wood Bench – Casita || Palmerston Wall Hanging – Theosophy || Bon Voyage Stacked Suitcases (gacha) – tres blah || Black and White Magazines (from Reporter Deko set) – 22769~[bauwerk]

Note: The items I used from Casita are currently not available instore, I believe she just switched location and haven’t had the time to put out everything yet. Nevertheless, visit Casita and look at what is available. :)

This room is looking suspiciously like how my brother’s room used to be.

MESSY.

As much as I love my brother, I am happy we do not live together anymore. XD

I feel like rambling about products today. I’ll talk about some of the things I’m using here, hopefully in a coherent manner.

So let’s start, shall we?

Let’s start with the freebies you can grab now!

  • The paper clutter and the black and white folded shirt on the floor are Subscribo gifts from Soy this month. Best part? Joining the Subscribo does not take up a group space. :D
  • The Route 66 sign is a Group Gift from Seven Emporium. It is still available now, and group join is free!

Cabana Blanca house – Llorisen

Cabana Blanca Color HUD

Llorisen’s Cabana Blanca’s Color HUD

This room is on the second floor of  Llorisen’s Cabana Blanca build. It comes in 2 versions: with and without deck.

I bought it during Summerfest, but it is available instore now. You can view the demo build here, and if your viewer can view Materials, make sure you turn it on and check out the ceiling. :D

NOW, the best part of this house is that it is color changeable in parts…or if you’re lazy like me, in whole!

 

 

Imogen Pallet Bed by ARIA (available at TMD)

Summerfest may be over, but SL is still in a beachy mood! A new round of TMD is on again, and this Imogen Pallet Bed is available for 200L (PG) or 300L (Adult) for the duration of the event.

Like most ARIA products, it comes with texture change options. There are 4 options for the bedding and geared towards a more masculine color and prints.

In the pic below, my graphic slider is the one between low-and-mid (the second dot) and with everything but Ambient Occlusion Enabled. The WL I used is FSOriginal because I needed the bed to be stark against a white background. Why? Without AO, there are no shadows enabled on my side, so the shading and shadowing in between the folds are all texture work.

Texture Options for ARIA's Imogen Bed

WL: FSOriginal
Graphic slider: Between Low and Mid, with everything except Ambient Occlusion enabled.

BTW? The ‘Sleep’ animation would even cozily encapsulate you under the warm blanket. :D Thank you to my twin, B, who is forever testing all the things I rezz, haha!

Vintage Boombox by Soy, at Kustom 9

Hey 90s Kids, remember these? LOL!

I’m using the Soy’s RARE Vintage Boombox for decoration in that pic. It is available at Kustom 9 as gacha, and the commons are Soy’s Tapeman (oh God, the wordplay, brilliant!) for you to rezz or wear. Each common comes with earphones and all three cords options as pictured below.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a pen or pencil. If that sentence baffles you, you’re probably a Millennium Kid and you’re missing so, so, much fun. Hahaha!

It's a SOY cassete collection for K9 July

“It’s a SOY Cassete Collection” Gacha, available at Kustom 9
Source: Soy’s Flickr Stream

People are going all ra-ra on piracy nowadays, but believe you me, we did it too back during the days. You are forever tuned into your favourite radio station with a blank tape. Whenever the DJ announce your favourite song coming up,  you jump from the couch, threaten everyone on knifepoint to keep quiet for the next 5 minutes…your finger hovering over the ‘Record’ button, just waiting for the right moment to press it. XD

I remember how cool I felt when Dad finally bought one of those two-cassette-dock radio and I can make higher quality mixtapes, hahahaha! Oh, the memories!

Alright, rambles over so you can go and grab all the things for your own home.

Happy shopping! <3