Rainbows, Rubbish, Ravings and Ramblings of my Random Existence

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

20 October 2010

Blame Her

I will be distracted from SL for the next few days.

I threw in the towel and started reading "Eat, Pray, Love", which my RL bud R has been raving about to me for the past century or so. And she did not stop at towing me to the movie, she practically shoved the book into my face after that. Yeah, she's an expert at stuffing me up with her favourite things, and I have a whole list of what they are and my counterattacks. We are pretty even. What are friends for? :D

Posted by Tashi Core

19 October 2010

More Boring Stuff

I spent the past week building a house extension.

It has no doors still. I don't think I can stomach the skill of scripting anytime soon.

Yes, you are right. I am crazy.

Posted by Tashi Core

18 October 2010

Chickened Out

It was really late for Karen yesterday when I dragged her all over SL to collect a freebie or two.

Ok, more than two. (I told you she is sporting. :p)

Anyway we were at Petit Pas when I saw Emerald Wynn. My.Favourite.SL.Blogger.EMERALD.WYNN.


I rushed forward enthusiastically to drool all over her. No. I chickened out and ran off after secretly snapping this pic. :(

At least I caught her looking gorgeous(, I think).

I promise to say hi the next time. *blush*

Posted by Tashi Core

15 October 2010

Login to a Grey Party

"Where am I???"
"OMG we are all naked!!!"
"I've never seen some many people at the same time! Let's have a nude party!"
"Someone play some music?! Since we are all here anyway!"
"Argh I can't move!!! Someone please TP away!!!"
Ok, I'm out.


I am sooo glad the week is almost over. And I survived! :D Even though it was such a frenzy that I actually attempted once to *coughs* refill my drinking cup at the printer. Because you know, *coughs coughs* I was absolutely certain that the pantry boiler was holding my print job hostage. *ahem*

I need therapy.

Posted by Tashi Core

12 October 2010

Sometimes you just cannot run away.

I have been ill on and off for the past few years (yes, I know what the problem is and no, it's not terminal), but it seems like RL is not relenting and it's hectic craze is persistent despite my efforts to tone it down.

As I write now, I am at work chasing up at least 7 deadlines that are due this week, armed with a week-old throat infection that got worse during the weekend because I overstrained myself by attending an obligated company event that they called "fun" and I called "rowdy". To their credit the occasion was well-organised and very entertaining, but I would really prefer curling up at home with the dog and eating a simple meal of hot porridge. And maybe go stalk someone in SL.

I managed to get 3 hours' sleep last night and none the night before, because I started coughing like a idonnowhat the moment I lie down. Of course I am also coughing vertical but that's much more manageable. It's totally fun trying to generate my favourite reports with my current state of mind.

As I rant to this point, I have to clarify that I am not complaining. I am just saying that I feel so tired. More things in my life will need to give, so that I can squeeze in just a little more rest. Hopefully.

And one of the "more things" that I have decided to go easy on is this blog. Sorry my dear readers (if I have any, well yes, 2. :p), I need the break. I won't be updating so frequently anymore, but I will come back at a whim or two. Or a dozen.

I will still be in SL as much as I am free and not able to sleep, it gives me the quiet that I need. Because I usually switch off the speakers.

*p.s. If you love my blog, don't worry because I have many whims. I just don't want to have to worry about it as I go along.

Posted by Tashi Core

06 October 2010

Sick and Building... Wow, I make so much sense.

I am trying to ignore the irritation in my throat as I look drowsily (thanks to medication) at the 2545 tasks that I need to clear, like right now. :( At least the fever's down and the ache feels better. RL? Yes, I have one. :p Btw, does throat irritation cause hiccups? Or is it just me?

Fever and brain-talk doesn't mix well, so I'll spare you and not say much today. And maybe the next few days.

I'll just show you my new masterpiecehumble construction.

I took my ugly grey blob of a skybox and improved it to this 67-prim 4-storey glass building 20*20*20. It has 4 rooms (one in each storey) and rooftop access. Still no doors though, I'll need to learn how to make some soon. I am sure I will do better in future.

And if you want it, just holler and it's yours. :)

Posted by Tashi Core

04 October 2010

Updates (I need to attend a course on "How to Give Your Blog Post an Interesting Title")

Nevertheless, the weekend has been pretty good in both RL and SL. You know how there is that group of very decent, lovely, peaceful and considerate people, but who should not be put together because they will somehow end up like a portable marketplace? Someone put them together for the weekend and unleashed them onto me. It's been a while since I have gotten a headache that way. :)

Well, so, anyway, I don't know how I did it, but in spite of the lesser time I could spend in SL, I managed to accomplish a few things over the weekend. I even had time to bug Sashia throughout, just to have something to do. She was totally gracious and even seemed to enjoy my babbling, but I must have appeared like... let's forget it and talk about something else. :p

Here's an updated pic of my home. :D

The 3rd storey of the house was made by me, after Karen dropped me some magical rules about building. *beams with pride* The windows were ripped (legally) from a skybox though.

And the statue-looking figure up there is not a statue. It is me, as I sat looking out at the vast blue zen-like sky and explored the amazing art of SL building. It was therapeutic.

Until I saw what I made.

I swear it isn't as bad as it looks.

If you don't believe me, drop me an IM or leave a comment in this post with your SL name. I'll send one to you so that you can see it for yourself. (It's really my slysincere way of finding out who's reading my blog. :p)

And in case the greyness blobs everything out for you the way it did for me, I am obliged to explain that it is a 23-prim 2-storey skybox 20*20*10. It will need some texturing, which is not a problem since I set it to be modifiable. Or I could rummage my inventory to see if I can find any textures you like. I can even make a hole for a door if you want. But I don't know how to make a door yet, I can only make the hole. Anyway, IM me or comment ok? We can discuss. :D

Posted by Tashi Core

01 October 2010

... Fill in Your own Title (my brain has stopped working again)

Karen and I were packing up at our old home when she spotted a dog right outside the house. We went out and stared at Petunia, and Petunia stared back at us.

She's rather life-like. :)

I had to pet her. Did I ever tell you that I love dogs? I love dogs. I have one in RL. He's crazy. Like owner, like dog.


We stood for a long while wondering what to do with her. We were sure that she is an expensive dog. It was late in the night for me so I had to leave her with Karen, who eventually managed to contact Petunia's owner and return her.

*p.s. Happy Children's Day in Singapore!

Posted by Tashi Core
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