Rainbows, Rubbish, Ravings and Ramblings of my Random Existence

19 December 2013

Merry Christmas, I'm home!

Dress and snowflakes: Purplemoon - Merry
Eyes: Negaposi - Mystic Eyes - Gold
Eyelashes: !Imabee - Miranda
Hair: Wasabi Pills - Kira - Cinnamon
Skin: Glam Affair - Gemma - Europa 11
Tattoo: Chaisuki - Snow03
Shape: Tashi Core - Tashi II

Something to do with The Moon

I didn't manage to credit these 2 before I left.

Dress: Purplemoon - Lois - White
Eyes: Can't remember. Can't see them anyway.
Hair: Lelutka - Blake - Opal
Skin: Glam Affair - Roza - Natural 01
Shape: Tashi Core - Tashi

Dress: Gfield - Julia - Black
Eyes: Negaposi - Mystic Eyes - Flare
Hair: Lelutka - Blake - Coal Mine
Necklace: Alienbear - Bat Necklace
Skin: Glam Affair - Renee - Sinless 01
Shape: Tashi Core - Celeste

13 May 2013

My SL Guilty Confessions Meme... and Farewell Post

Sometimes in life, you just have to ignore your fears to achieve new heights.

At least this is how I brainwash myself as I endured a sleepless night and panted through squeezing 6 months worth of stuff into a gigantic suitcase with an ulcer in my mouth, a huge pimple on my shoulder, and a bruised knee that I don't remember, erm, bruising. All my stress symptoms are out in full force, and I think I am playing the ignore card pretty well. In 2 days I will be flying into uncertainty. I am excited and paranoid, there are really no other words for it.

Anyway, this meme will be my last post for a while. I still have things I need to get done before I leave, another blog post is not in the line. Talk about procrastinating.

Oh well, here are my "guilty" confessions.

1. I am anti-social but I stalk you secretly.
What to say? I am nosy. At least I am not creepy... until you find out.

2. I intentionally give the impression that I lose control and do crazy stuff in SL when I don't, mostly.
I don't tell lies but I am good at playing with words. And I do it because I love you and don't want you to feel bad about your overspending or SLexual morality.

3. SL drama makes me laugh, I watch it like a comedy.
I have enough decency to feel sorry for people who are tasked to keep the peace, but most of the time it is a matter of "hahahahaha they said this and that, hahahahaha" to me.

Can't think of anymore right now, I'm sleep-deprived. I should try to get some sleep.

Take care everyone, I will update again if and when I can.

Posted by Tashi Core

06 May 2013

My SL Haiku Meme

This round, I almost gave up.

I have never written a haiku before, I didn't even know what a haiku is.

Doesn't matter, let's give it a shoot.

Wannabe Something,
Across Summers and Winters.
I am who I am.

Posted by Tashi Core

03 May 2013


Dress: Purplemoon - Meadow Maxi Dress - Stripes Red
Eyes: Negaposi - Fairy Eyes - Peridot
Eyelashes: !Imabee - Miranda
Hair: Truth - Dawson - Pearl
Jewellery: Chop Zuey - Paparazzi III
Skin: Glam Affair - Luria 07
Shape: Tashi Core - Celeste

01 May 2013

Snow Spirit

Dress: Zaara - Aamani Wrap Dress - Pearl
Eyes: Umedama Holic - Gemstone - Black Pearl
Eyelashes: !Imabee - Miranda
Hair: Lelutka - Vibrato - Arctic
Jewellery: Zaara - Nizam - Silver White
Skin: Glam Affair - Roza - Gatcha08
Shape: Tashi Core - Tashi

Ok, this is it.

Here comes the moment of err, revelation.

I've been putting off writing this because it's not easy to put my deeper thoughts into words. It's much easier to find words to make people laugh, but serious things... meh. Anyway, let's get to the point.

I am taking a gap year in RL, and I will elopemove to another country for at least half a year. So I've quit my job, my air ticket and visa is ready, and I will fly in 2 weeks. I will have no gadget with me except an outdated non-smart mobile phone. It means I won't be able to login for at least half a year, even if I can get the occasional internet connection where I am. Which is good for what I plan to do actually.

I need a change of air. While I have no complaints about my life, I feel stifled to the point of suffocation even after SL helped ease some of it. I know this is the right thing for me to do. I am both excited and a little paranoid about the uncertain future. (Read: I am coming home to unemployment. But I will just have to take care of that later.)

So there. I am going. Not right now but soon. I am likely to return to SL afterward, hopefully.

Oh, and Happy Rezz Day to me. :D

Posted by Tashi Core

30 April 2013

My Three SL Wishes Meme

It's time to make a wish, or three. Ok, how about one more?

1. I wish perverts and griefers of SL will get into trouble in RL.
They need a good lesson. Need I say more?

2. I wish land is cheaper.
I dream of owning a full SIM, but... it's just a dream. Well, maybe someday.

3. I wish scripting is much easier.
Maybe it is already easy and I am just a dummy. How about making it easy for dummies too?

4. I wish people aren't "ashamed" of SL.
I am not. I do hide SL from RL because of my RL work. Some of my (ex)colleagues were quite malicious, so I imagine things wouldn't go too well for me if they knew. But I am open about my SLife with my family and close friends. I mean, if they can play Candy Crush secretly, why can't I play SL secretly? :p

Posted by Tashi Core

23 April 2013

Why do I Blog Meme

This meme is kinda long and my answers are kinda boring. It's been an exhausting week in RL and my brain demands a rest, so I'll be walking about like a zombie for the next few days or so. If you say hi to me and I appear disoriented, just remember that I am a zombie.

My sotong Paul will be taking over all my liaison work for the rest of the week.

1. How long have you been blogging?
For this blog, since May 2010.

2. Why did you start blogging?
I like writing. When I discovered blogging, it seemed like a natural thing to start doing. I gave up my RL blog because it got too tiring to keep up, but SL seemed like a good excuse to start writing again.

3. How many times a week do you post an entry?
Um, from 7 posts a week to 1 post in 3 months.

4. How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis?
A lot. I like lifestyle blogs, both in RL and SL. Fashion blogs cannot hold my interest for too long. I like reading what people think and feeling out their lives, in other words I am nosy.

5. Do you comment on other people's blogs?
Yes, but rather irregularly. It really depends on my mood, and I often don't feel like talking. :p

6. Do you keep track of how many visitors you have?
I do, mostly out of curiosity. I like to know where they come from. I am nosy.

7. Did you ever regret a post that you wrote?
Only once, but that was in my RL blog which is no longer existent. A close friend thought I was talking about her when the person and situation in my mind was totally different. There was no harm done because the misunderstanding was cleared up almost immediately, but it made me realise how important it is to write clearly and tactfully. I made sure the problem was not repeated again.

8. Do you think your readers have a true sense of who you are based on your blog?
Yes, but they must know they only read a side of me. I have much more in my life than what I blog.

9. Do you blog under your real name?
I used to. Now I only blog under my SL name.

10. Are there topics that you would never blog about?
Of course. Many topics are not mine to judge or even reveal.

11. What is the theme/topic of your blog?
It is mostly a diary. "Rainbows, Rubbish, Ravings and Ramblings of my Random Existence" is quite an accurate description of what I do there.

12. Do you have more than one blog? If so, why?
I did up a blog for my vampire clan. I used to have one for my SL business, but it got too much to keep up with too, so I let it go.

13. What have you found to be the benefits of blogging?
Blogging opens a window for me to connect with people who identifies with part of me. It balances me up a little because I am sort of a recluse in RL.

14. So, why do you continue to blog?
Honestly, I don't make much of an effort to continue anymore. I only post if it is fun for me to do.

Posted by Tashi Core

16 April 2013

SL Names Meme

It is late Monday night here now so I can afford to be lazy and not babble. Strawberry's other stalkersfans can entertain you well.

1. What's your SL name?
Tashi Core

2. What made you chose this name?
Tashi is my pet name in RL. It means "auspicious" in Tibetan. I wanted a last name that started with C, and Core made the most sense with the variety I was given when I signed up.

3. What's your SL nickname, or what do most people call you? (if applicable)
Sometimes people call me "Tash" and I hate it, although I didn't tell them so. It's just that my name is actually made up of 2 words "Ta" and "Shi", so "Tash" is like a 1.5 word that goes nowhere. What's so troublesome about adding an "i"?

4. What's your SL display name? Why do you choose to have one? (if applicable)
I don't have one either.

5. Do you like your SL name?
Yup. But although I like Core well enough, I can do with a cooler last name.

6. If you could change your SL name, what would it be?
Probably Aurorain something, oh wait, that's my alt.

7. What's the craziest/funniest SL name you've ever seen?
8. What's the coolest (your favorite) SL name you've ever seen?
I'm afraid I can't remember any... not at this time of the night. I'll try again tomorrow. :p

Posted by Tashi Core

08 April 2013

My 10 SL Firsts Meme

If you ever feel like you have nothing to write on your SL blog, Strawberry Singh's nosy memes are your weekly cure. :p

1. First SL Friend:
The first friend on my list was Adler. I mentioned him here and here and most recently in my Procrastination Meme here. Eventually he deleted me from his friends' list though, I think he outgrew me or something.

2. First SL Kiss:
I am saving mine for Strawberry.



3. First SLex time/place/partner:
I am... undeflowered. *I can hear people falling over each other* If I can get pass laughing about it, then maybe I can try to decide if I should be ashamed or proud of flagging my SLexual innocence for the 8754163rd time in this blog.

4. First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband:
Unless a business partner counts...

5. First SL Job:
I never got hired, but I suppose setting up a business is a job of some kind. I bred and sold KittyCatS for my first business venture. I branched out into other things later on but I am still at boinking cats and selling their babies now.

6. First SL Creation:
Here it is! Not the first photo, but the hideous grey blob in the second...

Before I go on, I MUST show you how much I have improved over the years.

3-storey mansion with 14 rooms, 7 baths, 4 big halls, numerous little lounges and a humongous outdoor front area that nobody really needs.

There, I feel better now.

I still don't know how to build doors. I use door curtains instead.

7. First Encounter with a Linden:
Never seen one. You mean they are real?

8. First Encounter with a SLebrity:
To answer this, I'll have to tell you how I came to SL, which started from RL, which are all pieces of the same jigsaw. My favourite artiste in RL is Anita Mui. She is something of a legend in the Chinese movie and pop music scenes and she passed away in 2003, but she is someone I can never forget. Occasionally I would still search online to oogle at any information I can find about her. I don't know why I didn't come across this blog post by Mui Mukerji earlier than 2010, maybe because I didn't search for a white dress? Mui Mukerji is also a fan of Anita Mui, and her AV looked the part too. :) That was what made me look at SL again and really try it out. After a month or so into SL, I approached and befriended Mui, which I blogged about briefly here. We actually had a rather deep chat, our one and only chat, and she was very open to share quite a bit about her RL with me. I am not sure if she remembers it now, but I will always appreciate her confidence during our chat. I did bump into her AV once when I was shopping at Alienbear's, but that greeting was just a short one.

9. First SL Sim you fell in love with:
There was once a place called Buddha Field but it is no longer around. It was a bright tropical island with plenty of waterfalls and the buildings have a Nepalese/Tibetan feel to them. Totally the kind of sim my AV would want a home in.

10. First SL Blog Post:
Here you go. This one explains a little about #8 too.

Posted by Tashi Core

07 April 2013

Just for something to say.

I am in love with this hair. (Lelutka Effect in Neon (Moon))


I had this hair in RL when I was 6 (of course it was almost black instead), and I hated it. My mother kept my hair short because she didn't want the additional hassle of dressing it. Even though I quickly learned to tidy my hair by myself, she still didn't allow it to grow beyond my shoulders. That is, until I was old enough to make it more troublesome for her to harass me to go to the hairdresser than to leave me alone to take care of my own hair. I've had waist-length hair for the past 20 years and my well-kept hair still irks her. I suppose it is a mother-to-daughter thing that will always remain a mystery. She had waist-length hair before she got married. What's with the double standard?

So anyway, this hair feels nostalgic to me. The bright colour keeps it from *ahem* traumatising *coughs* me with my childhood. Not to mention that it matches my shoes.

Posted by Tashi Core

02 April 2013

My SL Pet Peeves Meme

You know by now that I stalk a Strawberry. Just saying. :p

We are talking about SL pet peeves for her meme today. Oh my, how do I start? Ok, let's try.

This is in random order:

1) Perverts! Oh, get a RL! That may at least increase your chance of getting REAL sex. Why is pixel sex so amazing for you??? Why would I want my cartoon to have sex with your cartoon? To clarify, I have no problem with others having SLex. Just leave me alone.

2) People who think that SL is all about SLex. Some people cannot understand that SL offers anything other than flirting and f***ing. They only see what they want to see. I only roll my eyes and move on.

3) Guys who hit me up and expect me to think of something to say. You know, the type who can only say how are you and I am fine? And... what? I am supposed to carry on with a conversation you did not start?*

*A friendly hi is always welcome, no matter if you may not have much else to say. I can tell the difference between this conversation and the one that is trying for something more, trust me.

4) Guys who hit me up and expect me to drop everything to meet them. Because they are um, so important? You know, the type who demands a tp? And the type who assumes you would love nothing better than to go dancing or somewhere with them? Because you should be totally flattered that they are showing you attention. If you are not flattered, you are such a snob.

I am such a snob. :)

5) And um, trollers! I despise you and I wish I can spray you with something.

Now that I've read my ranting, I guess my biggest peeves are about getting harassed, usually for romance or SLex, when I don't even go out to meet people. I think I am fairly accepting or tolerant with everything else I've seen in SL so far. This is the best I can summarise without getting mean, although I can tell you oh so many stories!

I am exhausted just thinking about them.

Posted by Tashi Core

29 March 2013


Contest: Vision by A:S:S - Photo contest
I need to thank Strawberry Singh for sharing about this contest and therefore inspiring me to take part too.

Eyes: Vision by A:S:S - Creature Eyes - 07
Eyelashes: !Imabee - Miranda
Hair: Truth - Video Games - Red
Skin: Glam Affair - Renee - Sinless 01
Veil: Barerose Tokyo - Dancer's Veil - Black
Shape: Tashi Core - Rose

Eyes: Vision by A:S:S - Creature Eyes - 07
Eyelashes: !Imabee - Miranda
Hair: Letluka - Blake - Dusk Till Dawn
Jewellery: Ganked - Suri - Yin Yang
Skin: Glam Affair - Renee - Dreary Soul 02
Shape: Tashi Core - Rose

26 March 2013

Social Media Meme

Before I waddle into this meme from a series started by Strawberry Singh, let me show you a picture of me in a bikini.

You are welcome.

What was the first social network you joined using your SL Avatar?
Is blogging considered a social network? I used to blog in RL, so I started a blog once I got going in SL. I also learned to find my way around SL by stalkingsearching through other SL blogs.

Which social networks are you currently on using your SL Avatar?
Bloggger, Facebook, Flickr. Add me add me add meeeee!

Which network is your favorite?
I am not sure, I think it depends on my mood swings.

Which network is your least favorite?
Um, none. I usually give up on a network if it cannot keep my interest for the first hour or so. That is also why I am not on many networks.

Which network do you have the most amount of connections?
Facebook, probably. After a few months into my vampire clan, a bunch of us decided to all go abusejoin facebook. I don't have many connections, but then I am voluntarily quiet most of the time.

How/Where do you usually read/use most of your networks?
On my trusty old desktop. I have no laptop, no ipad, no smartphone. Serious.

What are your favorite social networking apps? (if applicable)
Nada, no ipad, no smartphone. My friends in RL think I live in a cave, notwithstanding that I have a virtual life and they don't.

What do you like most about social networking sites?
I like the fact that useful information and awareness can spread like a spam once they get onto a network. When there is nothing useful to be shared, I like reading humour and squealing at kittens and puppies.

What do you like least about social networking sites?
I try to be mild about this, but it's hard. I despise trollers and I wish that I can spray them with something.

Do you feel social networks are a good way to promote you/your brand/your work?
Social networks are definitely very effective tools for branding and marketing, but the user has to know how to get the best impact and continue to keep up and innovate.

What is your main reason for using Social Networks?
So that I can stalk!stay connected with people. I may or may not know them personally, but that's not the point. :p

Posted by Tashi Core

23 March 2013


Dress: The White Armory - Queen Hera
Earrings and Hair Accessory: Bewildebeest - Summer Night Huntings
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Oriental Pearl
Hair: Truth - January - Seasand
Skin: Glam Affair - Roza - Natural Summer
Shape: Tashi Core - Aurorain

Tribal Princess

Dress: Barerose Tokyo - Matryoshka
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Night Rain
Eyelashes: !Imabee - Miranda
Hair: D!va - Mana Type A - Onyx
Skin: Glam Affair - Luria 06
Shape: Tashi Core - Aurorain

The train is not coming.

Dress: Purplemoon - Greta Wool Dress - Bottle Green
Earring: Bliensen + Maitai - Enlightment - Dark
Eyes: Negaposi - Fairy Eyes - Peridot
Hair: Truth - Ana - Crow
Shoes: Gfield - Flower Pumps Eve - Black
Skin: Glam Affair - Roza - Basic Europa
Shape: Tashi Core - Aurorain

Clean and Squeaky Pink

Profile Pic 8:

Eyes: Negaposi - Mystic Eyes - Universe
Hair: D!va - Marie Type A - Ruby
Skin: Glam Affair - Amberly - Artic Valentine 02
Top: Izzie's black tank top
Shape: Tashi Core - Aurorain

Porcelain Doll

Contest: -Glam Affair- Amberly Photo Contest

Accessory: Adoness - Lady Butterfly
Eyes: Negaposi - Fairy Eyes - Glass
Hair: (red) Mint - Hair No.00 - White
Skin: Glam Affair - Amberly - Petal edition Butterfly
Shape: Tashi Core - Aurorain

I will be missing 2013, I guess.

Contest: ♔The Essence of PurpleMoon™♔

2012 - Profile Pic 7:

Dress: Purplemoon - Gator - Platinum
Hair: Truth - Padma - Silver
Hair Accessory: Purplemoon - Oda - Ruby
Makeup: Glam Affair - Nina - Lipstick tattoo 01
Shoes: Gfield - Flower Pumps Eve - Red
Skin: Glam Affair - Nina - Clean
Shape: Tashi Core - Tashi


Dress: Purplemoon - Eve - Silver
Hair: Exile - Sakura - Mink
Skin: Glam Affair - Nina - Clean
Shape: Tashi Core - Tashi

22 March 2013

Cleaning up my Style

I was doing up my photoshoot for the Glam Affair Amberly contest the other day when I realised how far I have come since, well, the beginning. I still have a long way to go, and maybe GIMP to learn or photoshop to buy, but I looked at this:

and then this:
which really wasn't that bad for a first attempt. :p

But I realised that it is time I can start looking like a halfway professional photographer. I've been toying with the idea of cleaning up "A Second Life Style" category for the last week, which is kind of unnecessary what with my plans to give up SL for a while in a couple of months' time (I will talk about it soon, I will!). But it's not like I am going to do anything more productive while waiting anyway.

So this is what I have decided. I have archived the "Style" posts into an older category and "A Second Life Style" will be starting anew. In the next few posts, I will be pulling out some photos from the past that I think is portfolio-worthy and use them to roll out an updated version of "A Second Life Style", with credits to the designers for items worn. Credits are something I have never done before because I think my photos are not good enough to bring justice to the stuff I've been abusingdressed in. But it is time now. Even if it is not, I am doing it. You are welcome.

Posted by Tashi Core

20 March 2013

Photoshoot 24

This one was done for Glam Affair's Amberly Photo Contest. It is over already (and I didn't win, of course) but I just thought I will post it here before I forget.

Posted by Tashi Core

19 March 2013

Procrastination Meme

Another meme started by Strawberry Singh. My newest favouritest hobby now is to go stalk everybody who comments on her meme posts.

What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often?
Tashi Core - 1st May 2010

Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life?
I can't remember the name of that place. It was some kind of tribal-looking hub for noobs to hang out at. A guy named Adler picked me up and took me to a freebie shop at Velvet Manor. He got bored waiting for me to learn how to buy stuff and took off. I think I took a few hours figuring that out, as it never struck him that he could teach me how and it never struck me that I should ask him to teach me how.
Later on I did some research and went to hang out at NCI in Kuula, where I really started meeting people.

Where do you spend most of your SL time now?
In either of my 2 skyboxes, one in my bloodlines home at Eturnal Night where I play dress-up, the other in Samia where I build and work on my business.

Who is your closest friend in Second Life? (only pick one)
This is a painful one, my first best friend in SL left without a word last year. Karen, if you are reading this, I miss you very much and want to talk to you again.
There is also Eve Paradiso and Sashia Rae, and I don't really want to choose between these 3.

What is the most favorite thing in your inventory? (only pick one)
Only one?! I.can't.pick.only.one.

The last thing you purchased in Second Life?
Glam Affair skins from the Gatcha Arcade.

What color clothing does your avatar wear most often?
I can't stick to any colour, not SL, not RL. :)
Favourite colour is white though.

Do you prefer to walk, run or fly?
Crash, usually while trying to fly.

What is the craziest thing you've ever done in SL?
Probably fighting my first bloodlines war.
There was a cry that my clan was under invasion, I answered without thinking, I tped to the arena, I fought without any training, I didn't even know how to operate my HUD properly, I killed people, people killed me twice as much, and my army lost despite outnumbering the invaders.
(I learned post-war that I broke some moral ethics of war conduct, so I IMed the guy I killed the most to apologise, you know, in case he took his game seriously. He was quite nice about it and offered to help train me. He turned out to be a rather good teacher and gave me a lot of good tips but I think I was a disappointment to him. I can only let people slaughter me so many times before I grow bored.)

Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife?
It's up for audition, but I doubt anyone wants to take me on. Do you?

Posted by Tashi Core

12 March 2013

My Seven SL facts

After not blogging for almost 3 months, I decided to jump on the meme wagon started by Strawberry Singh.

I've not had much to say since things are well and boring, and I am planning my phase-out from SL. Will update about this soon. I am excited. Blabbering.

So, 7 SL facts about me in no particular order:

1. I am a... virgin. Yes, it is hard to say this outright with a straight face because pixel virginity is such an important issue. *coughs* But it's not a surprise by now, I guess, that I have ZERO interest in changing my SLexual status.

2. I am a little anti-social in SL (probably RL too), and I use my RL timezone shamelessly as an excuse to isolate myself. I do come out of my shell in a blue moon though, and there are a handful of friends in SL whom I will always chat with.

3. I had secret crushes on two guys in SL. I enjoyed admiring them from afar but never wanted to pursue them.

4. Tashi is my RL name, albeit not my legal name.

5. I am not sure if Tashi Core is my first AV. I remember registering a Tashi Wind many years back, likely in 2003 when SL first started and I was a fresh graduate. But I did not catch on to the SLife then and I can't remember what happened to Wind, or if she really happened at all.

6. I am embarassed about how many alts I have. Not telling. :X

7. I don't see SL as a separate life from RL. SL is a channel to express a side of my personality that is stymied in RL, that's all. It is all part of who I am in a fuller circle.

Posted by Tashi Core
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