Rainbows, Rubbish, Ravings and Ramblings of my Random Existence

30 December 2010

Closing for the Year

It has not sunk in yet that in 2 days' time, I'll be hitting my 30th year-old. I am as much a kid as ever in some ways, but as old as mountains in others.

Going 30 doesn't freak me out as much as the big boss requesting to meet me without giving a clue what it is about. :(

I am feeling cold all over now. *shivers*

It's the weather.

And the horoscope prediction that I'll have bad luck in every aspect of my life for the year 2011 because the rabbit totally hates the rooster. Hmmm, I think I shall go look for some pet chickens and see what bunny thinks.

Posted by Tashi Core

27 December 2010

Home Makeover (sort of) Fail

You are very welcome to admire my terrible job at trying to help Karen turn our home into an indoor garden.

It's so... green. And mossy. Smacked right in the middle of winter. And I ruined her textures.

Of course, this sort of thing only happens after Karen goes to sleep. By the time she woke up, I had taken back half the mess. I swear I don't exist for the purpose of turning her SL home into a nightmare.

Oh, and my new pet turtle says hi. :D

Posted by Tashi Core

20 December 2010

Feeling Tired

December is always a reflective month for me. It has to do with being my birthday month and the end of yet another year. I am usually even quieter and more withdrawn in this month than any other.

My thoughts for this year include reminiscing an innocence that had once led me to dream big dreams and believe that I could hold the world with my hands. That was me about a decade ago. :/

There is something about growing older that makes one realise how fragile life really is. And then our priorities will change. I don't regret waking up, but it was really sweet to be able to bask in my own illusions for a few doodling years. :p

Posted by Tashi Core

13 December 2010

Nothing to do with SL again...

Sorry, I have run out of material. I was busy fretting over RL stuff and didn't take much notice of SL.

Anyways, my best bud R came back from Taiwan, brought me a gigantic green rock-hard Taiwanese-styled nougat and insisted that it was really soft. (No, I didn't already know that she must have really hard teeth.) I bashed it against another gigantic weird-looking nougat which looked like it was made from rice.

Neither of them broke.

I returned the rice-looking nougat to her and kept mine. I have no idea what to do with it.

Posted by Tashi Core

10 December 2010

Makeover (sort of) Fail

I've been toying with the idea of a vampire child for a while now. I finally found time to make myself a new shape last night.

It's pretty, but I was so used to being a tall and glam-glam AV that I kinda freaked out to see myself looking small and teenage.

Uh, thanks but no thanks. I am going back to the old shape.

Posted by Vivienne Eiren

06 December 2010

Things that just sound funny for RL, and maybe SL too...

Carlotta: when did you get taller than me?
Carlotta: again
Me: you got shorter, remember?
Carlotta: I thought i had switched back. damn must have picked up the old shape again
Me: erm
Me: i love this color of your gown :)

Posted by Tashi Core

03 December 2010

Preparing for Christmas

This will be my first Christmas in SL. :D

So Karen bought me a freaking expensive tree.

As you can sort of see, my home is being decorated for the season. But I have discovered that I don't really know much about Christmas decorating except for putting up a dozen triangle trees and messing up everywhere else. Though there was an isolated episode of geniusinspiration with the snowmen.

I need Karen's help.

Posted by Tashi Core

29 November 2010

Photoshoot 14

It has been forever since I last did a photoshoot. I have been sooo distracted. This one was also unplanned, it just happened spontaneously at home by my own lotus spring.

I seriously cannot remember how I got this thing. Karen called it a holy-cow-that-s-a-big-damn-stone-thing. I love it.

Posted by Tashi Core

26 November 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

It is still Thursday in the States. :p

I have never eaten turkey in my life... but that doesn't matter. The spirit of gratitude counts. And I count my blessings everyday. Even in an extra crazy week like this one in which I get angry at work everyday (oh ok, maybe it is just PMS), I wake up grateful that my biggest stress for now is only about having to hack through mountains of work stuff to meet deadlines. And it really means that I have a job - a salary. Of course life isn't perfect, but I am grateful for everything. :)

Posted by Tashi Core

23 November 2010

This is how a scandal begins...

My colleague C: Tashi, you know this one with the 2 fathers and 2 husbands? What's wrong with it? I don't get it, what's the difference?

Me: *stares blankly at her*

Not comprehending, I looked to the stack of papers in her hands. I recognised what they were, a list of data rectification that was needed for a project. But I still couldn't make sense of what it had to do with what that was wrong with having 2 fathers and 2 husbands.

Actually I quite like the idea of not knowing what is wrong with having 2 husbands. :p

C: *seeing my face* Oh no, no. Oh gosh, I don't know what I am talking about anymore.

Me: *hopefully* Some family scandal?

C: No, I meant this. I don't understand this point. *walked over to show me the thing in the list that was confusing her*

Me: Oh.

She meant that she did not understand why the IT system classified "father" and "husband" into 2 categories each instead of 1 when she could not detect any spelling differences in either of the 2 groups.

I was so disappointed. I had thought that she wanted to bitch about some juicy gossip with me.

Posted by Tashi Core

22 November 2010

The Turkey Ride

At least I guess that it was a turkey. With electronic cyan eyes.

Karen was cool as usual in spite of the disappearance of her big foofy skirt but I had a stomachache and totally looked my part.

Posted by Tashi Core

18 November 2010

The Horror Story


My ankle came off totally. So I *ahem* raised my footless leg up like a ballet dancer and put my dismembered foot on top...

And then I can't find my other leg.


Posted by Vivienne Eiren

11 November 2010

Me and Samanthe acting cool in the Castle

This pic is outdated by now and I looked like a Christmas mess. But it's ok.

We were having fun. We were watching Radar bite Mrunal. I don't know how to explain our wings. Yep, our family gets sort of complicated.

Posted by Tashi Core

08 November 2010


(My blog statistics soared to a breathtaking high the day after I posted "WTF" in my post. I really should do that more often. :p)

It seems like the inventory bug is solved. At least I've heard. But my lack of courage is holding me back from checking on my own account in Viewer 2. I think I shall wait a week or so. Meanwhile, Phoenix looks pretty on my screen.

Posted by Tashi Core

06 November 2010

Found the Problem... sort of

The good news is, the loss of inventory is likely a glitch and the lost items are likely to be just sort of hidden and not lost after all.

The bad news is, a few items will probably still be lost and there will be quite a bit of inconvenience until this bug gets resolved.

I did some tests that involved uninstalling and reinstalling Viewer 2 several times and found that I was able to make most of my inventory come back. I still could not reclaim a few items, but those are thankfully easily replaceable so that I do not have to bother the designers.

Apparently there is some sort of glitch in Viewer 2 now that is causing every other item to disappear from the folders which has an item in it that is being worn. And at the point of discovering that something was wrong, I was wearing a hairbase from my Dutch Touch folder and a hair from my Maitreya folder...

I managed to make most of them reappear by changing out to different folders and then uninstalling and reinstalling the Viewer. Only very few items did not come back. But of course, there were newly-disappeared items - items from the folders of my newest outfit that I did not choose to wear.

I am using Imprudence now. :(

Posted by Tashi Core

05 November 2010

WTF is going on?!

I suddenly lost about 100 items from my inventory, including my favorite EXPENSIVE Dutch Touch skin and Maitreya hair. I have been losing things over the past few days but I have been sucking it up.

Now, WHAT THE FUCK. 100 items at a go!

LL, what's going on??? Why am I losing so many things?!

Posted by Tashi Core

01 November 2010

Halloween party at Eturnal

Karen looking cool.

Me looking... worried.

Sariel was happily twirling behind me.

The Mess.

Karen among The Mess.

Someone (no, I have no idea who :p) tried to attack our Queen with a golden sword-looking thing. But a ghost is already a ghost is already a ghost, right?

That would be Ambitious and Kaiyla looking cute. Love Kaiyla's supergirl costume.

Ambitious won the highest votes for the "best-dressed", but I am pretty certain I got it wrong. I am quite sure the contest was really for the "un-dressed".

And finally, finally, I managed to take a photo with our Queen.

Love ya, Sashia!

Posted by Tashi Core

29 October 2010

The Bird on My Head

At some point I realised that I spent a lot of my SL time reviving part of a childhood that I once had, and more. My AV is a grown-up, but my delight in living the SL world is one of a kid. I remember the first time I stepped into Abby Lane, a shopping mall selling kids' fantasy furniture, and spent hours in there, enraptured by everything I saw. It was like I was 10 years old again and discovering that all my wildest dreams were actually true.

Oh, I was supposed to be talking about the bird and not Abby Lane. But the point is there.

So... the bird on my head. When I was 10 years old in RL, I had a bird. He was a rescued black mynah. He was special. I could write you a whole essay of our story but I'll skip that and just tell you that he was so special because he liked me a lot.

I mean he liked my head a lot. He spent a lot of time on it. He might have liked me too, since he never peed or pood when he was up there. *thank goodness*

I remember once he flew into my neighbour's home and my neighbour looked so amazed when I ran over to arrestcollect him and return home with a bird perched proudly on my head...

Ok, that's not very true. We were really fighting as we made our way home. Because I was shy to have him on my head when the neighbour was watching, I tried (in vain) to remove him and he pecked me in merciless protest.

I can still see my neighbour laughing.

So, yeah, the head accessory reminds me of him... glorified by glimmer and roses. :)

And the better of SL? I am not a messy-haired, tatter-clothed, bird-fighting 10-year-old. Not that I mind. :D

Posted by Tashi Core

26 October 2010

Nothing to do with SL, but so cute that I must share. :)

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats:

The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. However, dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:

(1) They live here... You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they
(1) eat less,
(2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;
(7) don't smoke or drink,
(8) don't want to wear your clothes,
(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and
(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children...

*Disclaimer: Tashi Core is not the writer for this article. Someone emailed it to me.

Posted by Tashi Core

24 October 2010

Samanthe's and Mrunal's Wedding

The nervous bride waited in the dressing room while a group of us tried to calm her down.

Bridesmaid Sariel standing guard.

The nervous-looking guys.

Radar the Minister, looking cool.

I logged Vivienne in and we sandwiched Lenny. Because I am a joker.

The bride (and her grey blob of flowers) walking in.

Looking so sweet. :)

Bridesmaid Millz was enthusiastically throwing confetti throughout.

*bling* Rings exchanged.

Radar looking puzzledly at the rings?

Pretty bride! :D (with a golden orb for a crown thanks to my superb photograhy)

Now they looked lost. *lol*

And the party started!

Lotsa love.

And then erm, the bride set fire to the ballroom. No kidding.

Happy ending. :D

Posted by Tashi Core
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