Saturday, September 29, 2012

Amaranth colour challenge week 40

I'm wearing an old dress from Ivalde. It's so sad that the in-world store is closed. Maybe if private sims cost less... but then again, who'd want to buy mainland parcels.

My Siamese kitty is from Zooby. That's a very old kitty from Carter's day and it's a transferable kitty. I think they don't make the animals transferable anymore. I have a weakness for Siamese cats because for as long as I can remember, I've always had them. Not the purebred, but mix with Siamese markings. I'm not into buying cats. The 2 cats I own now were strays my daughter brought back from college 4 years ago. And they're the Princesses now!

When I was googling amaranth and I saw some pictures, I realised that's the vegetable I've been eating all this while.. It's called red spinach here. And it's a complete protein too. Wow, just like eggs!

I can't believe this is the 40th week already....

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Home

I finished building another house. My new home at the moment. It reminds me of when we used to holiday up in the hills with grandfather and the rest of his brood. Although that bungalow had more than just 2 bedrooms.
I won't be putting this house up on the marketplace. I thought I'd wait till I know mesh more. Right now this house is 66land impact, but I think I can reduce the roof prims, afterall, there are no attics.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Weekly Challenge-Hunter Green

Except for the top, everything that I am wearing are old stuffs. Well, the top is old too. It's from the sale going on at Miamai at the moment.

After dressing up, I went to listen to live music.
Chip Takacs performing at the Sunset Sky Lounge.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Things that irritate me in SL

Just like other people in SL, I do have pet peeves.

1. Top on my list would be when I go into a shop to get a freebie and it turned out to be a dollarbie! Why can't store owners differentiate between these 2? I can imagine somebody new who doesn't have a linden to their name going to that shop and realises they still have to PAY!

2. Next would be people who ask for lindens. If you can't afford your SL lifestyle, please change it. What makes them think that I am a bank that they can ask for interest free loans?

3. Next would be demos I have to pay. I think that is so cheap and very unclassy at all. Tells a lot about the person.... like fussy, calculative, unsportsmanlike.... I can go on being negative about them.

4. Shops that are too freaking big! I hate it when I have to wait for hours for things to rez just to buy or look at something. I don't think it matters to shoppers if a shop is small, as long as it's well organized. Maybe it's just me. I'm old. To me, having a darn big shop doesn't tell me that they're successful business persons. This is SL, it's all virtual and if you have the money in RL you can just dump it in to make your business LOOK successful. Of course if they're selling builds and foliages, that's a different story. Getting lost in garden shops is one of my best pasttimes, rl and sl.

5. Prices. I hate it when items that says they're silks or diamonds or gold or any of the expensive real life materials becomes pricey in SL too. It's virtual! Why does a SL diamond ring cost more than a SL glass ring?  I can't even feel it or touch it and I gotta pay for just the word?

Hmmm so far everything is about money, but then, isn't that what it is all about nowadays? On to number,

6. Next would be people who gets all bent out of shape when my avatar do things like shoot other avatars and they start regalling me about what happen to some people they know in real life. Excuse me, this is a Virtual World and playing with guns is like when we were kids and playing cops and robbers. Anyway, if you hate it so much, just mute us!

7. People who have all these attachments on them that asks in open chat to label them and gets mad when someone does. WHAT IS THAT? If you don't like strangers typing all sort of nonsense, DO NOT WEAR them in public.

8. Security Orbs and ban lines. I especially hate those when I'm sailing or flying and it takes more than the freaking 3 seconds they let me pass. Excuse me. I had no idea your parcel is FORT KNOX!

I'm sure I have more but at the moment I have cooled down and the things I've typed seemed trivial!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Honesty is such a lonely word

It's so true.
I thought I finally found someone whom I could be completely honest with and not be judged but I was wrong. For most people they would rather be the one saying all the so-called truth but when I hit them back with honesty, they can't handle it.
What is so wrong about saying something like "If I knew you'd react this way to my answer, I would have lied." I am only being honest. Which is why most of the time, I would rather just not explain anything. Let them think the worst why should I care?
If I wasn't bursting with new ideas for my builds, I would have gone for an extended break. I had to get this off my chest and this also serves as a remembrance for me about the pot calling the kettle black. I live by the motto if you can't accept certain things, you don't do it yourself which is why silence is always, always the best policy. Obviously most people only say that to others and not stand by their own words.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Papaya Whip-colour challenge

Why is it that the truth makes me feel I have to be on the defensive? Where is the truth in the meaning the truth will set you free? I shouldn't have to get my shotgun out. I shouldn't have to crack my whip. And I surely do not have to set my dog on you!

Anyway, for this week's colour challenge, I look into my very dependable Sn@tch closet. Papaya whip looks like yellow-beige to my eyes.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dresses short and sassy

.evolve is having a sale and I've been eyeing this orangey minidress for a while now but because it's mesh, I've resisted until now. It was horrible wearing in L size so I took out my slimmer size 5 avatar to fit in.
I suddenly realised while I was doing the poses that dramatic poses is not a friend to some mesh dresses. So many restrictions is frustrating.

Just give me mesh furnitures.

Anyway, Carter is looking hot in this peplum minidress from Zenith(groupgift) but then, being skinny she can wear a sack and still look good! Haha, I remember when my aunts used to say that of me..... now I say that to my daughters. Being wrinkled and thin is just no good. Makes the person look sick.

I saw this wonderful free mesh dress from {Novo Colsa} on the feed and went to get it. Moon looked ok wearing it in size L but better in size S. I changed the face and body shape to fit in with Tuli's Suri skin.
This is the one-shoulder group gift.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Village house(freebie)

Also called Rumah Kampung in Malay, it's a traditional Malay house, found in villages and coastal area around Malaysia.

This is my take on it, a very simplified version. I wished I know how to use Blender so that I could add in the delicate carvings and the elaborate roof and lessen the prims. As it is, this house is 69 prims. The stairs are mesh and the shutters are sculpt.
I've put it on the Marketplace as a freebie. It would look great on an island.... which reminds me that I should make a house with a glass floor so I can see the fishes swimming!

My Aussie friend asked me where do they sleep? When it's time to sleep, they'd roll out the mattress which is like a tatami and sleep anywhere in the house! Oh the Simple Life!

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Little Beach House

My building obsession continues...
I made this 10x20 beach house. I've always love huge ceiling to floor windows that let's in all the light. It was those french windows and doors but with a modern twist.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Colour Challenge-Royal Blue

Since there were 2 kinds of royal blue, the traditionally dark blue and the new lighter version of the royal blue, I thought I'd wear both and to add to the confusion, I decided to wear my old colourful psycho sock from years ago.
Let's just run away, me and my dog Jack.
I wish.
Oh on a more serious note, that is a pose I did and I am very happy with the outcome.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Free gifts

These are some of the free group gifts still available at LIV-Glam. Group fee is 200L. Carter is also wearing a free skin from Cupcakes and free hair from A&A marketplace. I liked the long straight hair on her than the sexy-looking wind swept style because it made her head look bigger than her body which reminded me of the red queen in Alice!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Colour challenge week36-hot cinnamon

Orange is my favorite colour. It goes very well with my olive complexion.

This gown is from Desir during the recent Australia Fashion Week.