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Friday, 28 December 2007

Salon Meuble Paris

Salon Meuble Paris, du 24 au 28 janvier 2008
De 9 h à 19 h
Accès par le RER B, station Le Bourget
Des navettes sont mises à disposition depuis Paris (Porte Maillot) et depuis l'aéroport Charles de Gaulle, vers les deux parcs
Salon réservé aux professionnels, Paris Le Bourget

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Marilyn vos Savant - hightest IQ on earth - an American

Very interesting questions and answers. For amusement away from chatters in sl. :)

documentary on landscape, Still Life,

Paysages manufacturés **

Documentaire (1h 26min)
De Jennifer Baichwal
Avec Edward Burtynsky


A National Film Board of Canada full feature Documentary on new landscape (mainly focused on urbanisation of China) - the landscape of garbage dumps, in China, in Bangeldash, on the changing landscape of urbanisation - the film maker took photos some interviewing questions, and displayed the large phtoos. he makes no comment, because he doesnt want to influence and put a right or wrong to the situation, but he shows.

The same landscape - urbanisation and people having to rip out entirely towns to make way for the three gorges dam - has been treated in Still Life. Here the movie maker is Chinese, and trained as an artist. He has a much deeper feeling, and nuanced in his choice of questions, and the building up of moods from the unsaid. This movie is poetic, slow, sad, nostalgic. Whereas the first film, I saw a photographer trying to make well composed photographs. The first one is all on appearance, and the second one not only in appearance,he has depth.

Everyone can make some film set in China and it will always look interesting... but who could give you a poem, with memorable nuances?

Monday, 24 December 2007

Lust Caution, Joan Chen, Tony Leung :: Bai Ling and her interview

Lust, Caution ***

script based on Eileen Changs short story Love Caution
Lee Ang (director)

So I am watching this movie, Love Caution. Eileen Changs short story. I have a vague memory of having read it. Lee Ang makes a very careful rendering of the person.
But I am not convinced that - not because of Lee Ang - but the story itself, how could a college girl, naive pretend that she is a rich merchants wife? In real life, it just doesnt work. And we are talking about spying activities - but this is the fault of the script story... maybe.

To make it convincing, i think we cannot go by the skeletal outline of a short story - we need a lot more fleshing out of details. Just you try to go to one of those Mahjong game sessions with 3 taitais... unless you are an exuberant personality - you can get away with everything because that is in your style. Otherwise, if you had to play a subtle low key - just like the other taitai figure - it is very very hard. The precision of such a role is almost impossible unless the girl is very much a taitai want to be from the beginning - then she would have been practicing this role in her mind way before becoming a spy. Then she switches back to being a plain innocent girl... not believable. It is not in the acting, it is the story itself. Too sketchy, maybe its ok to do a piece of theatre but not a movie. Movies depends on details, and this movie is not convincing.

The star is pretty enough, cute. The right face and physique for the role.

Tony Leung apparently had to play his part without "electricity" from his eyes, because he is supposed to be a very hard spy. It just happens that he fell for this one fresh faced girl. Hmmm, not an easy role. He was also not convincing as a hard spy. His eyes are not hard enough to play this kind of figure.

Joan Chen plays the taitai role well, I think finally, all the Chinese actor, actresses they may have gone to America, and played in various Hollywood roles, in the end, they are happiest to play in a Chinese movie. I am not saying the quality of the movie matters, but somehow I feel that they are truly happy making the movie, this happiness is not the same as playing in a Hollywood movie.

The script is flawed.

I re read the foreword of the short story in the original Eileen Chang story, she argued that as a spy, an unprofessional one they are just bumbling students. Nowhere near the real killer spies. I think she is also correct in writing such a story. But translating a short story into a movie, I see that it is insufficient to just shoot it as is.

Where are the details ? As Eileen Chang is a very important writer, maybe Lee Ang is shooting this movie without adding details - due to the respect for Chang?

Curious, its just somehow cardboard like.


I saw an interview of Bai Ling with a small tv show. She is so smart, she made sure that she is entertaining, charming, and at the same time, she knows what is the responsibility of an entertainer, and she lets the audience know too. She smiles and says, oooh, they are just making fun of me... but thats ok, as long as everybody is happy, its my gift to you. She says smoothly.

Thats so professional. So smart, like a hand in a glove. Everything fits.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Swannjie Postal Gift Service, first spontaneus order today!

Today, somebody ordered a small sweet something to go with the Swannjie Postal Service card!

For 15us dollars, I will send them one post card, one sweet something - here it will be the famous French chestnut puree - and shipping with registered mail.


When i get all this stuff together, I will show you what a pretty present that makes...
Its signed by three enthusiastic children. Wouldnt you like to have children who send you a gift from sl to rl via Paris?

So the Swannjie Postal Service has developed into

Swannjie Postal Gift Service.

The gift begins with a postcard, which is 3us$, and could be any amount beyond.

800lindens for a card
4000lindens for a card and a sweet something to be decided between buyer and Swannjie
and any amount above and beyond will be entertained!

Talk to Swannjie, she will work with you to make your gift ideas come true!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Old sim, Deltango, Cade, Lzz, Hanako

Deltango wanted a Swannjie Postcard, so I am waiting for her message. She paid but no message coming yet. However I visited her sim, Maroon. An old sim. It is quite intersting, just here and there places and objects for fun. Vaste large, no much people around. Deltango has a huge treehouse... magnificent also sparsely furnished with oriental styled furnishing.

Lzz tped me to his home, a crack house. The first one i have been to in sl, we see lots of them in Amercian movies. So here it is, a hole dug into the sand with a brick building, a la crack house. Hahhahah. It is consistent everything inside with toilet signs etc etc. The crack house came with all the scenario sets made. Lzz installs this giant size flat screen wall tv.... not exactly crack anymore. But crack house as a style of living. He tells me of his love - lasted exactly one week - but he really loved her, but it was not meant to be...

I guess thats what speed dating means, quickie quickie.

Hanako showed me her latest fastest plane for tourists 10, at a time. The plane has her company logo on it. It was 3am in Tokyo and shes up fussing with the sl tourism business. I tried a free fall machine (Free Foll)

Actually, the entire sl is a sandbox that is why everything changes so fast. And there are temporary sandbox - free - and more permanent sandbox thats land - the neighbours changes and neighbourhood changes very fast - unless the owner never comes in - because what is sl? It is a place where you experiment and meet people.

If a place never changes - like a shop without anything new - no need to visit!

Sl is ideal for activities that requires changes. Not for stable installations. Because a 2D website, with or without visitors seems anyway flat, like a book - its gets read sometimes and no one expects the book to be always read. But a 3D construction if no one comes, and its always the same, we can feel the emptiness. Absence of human presences, that makes a place desolate no matter how pretty. Sl is ideal for preservation of prettiness though, becasue there is really no dust problem, you just pay monthly fees and its stays there, spic and span for everyone to see. :)

Saturday, 1 December 2007

postcards, what someone told me

this postcard idea has been applauded - brilliant etc etc

in fact, 800lindens is big money in sl, but since its a real object, and non-repeatable hand made analogue card. Its really not at all expensive, its a small price that anybody could afford in real life.

So in this special niche, who would buy such a card?

The Ping test.

People worried about privacy will not buy. (even though its just ANY real address and not a personal address thats needed)
People who keeps themselves in sl and thinks in terms of sl economics will not buy. (They temporarily suspend their rl lives)

People want to sent as open play thing to girlfriend boyfriend in sl buy
People want to sent to sl secret girlfriend boyfriend can buy
People wanting to give a surprise and smile will buy
People who likes new art experiment will buy
People who sees the charm of old snail mail handwritten cards will buy
People who wants a real souvenir from Paris will buy
People with a business sense will promote and buy

People who wants to get a piece of a numbered piece of mail art will buy
People who has a human sense - will buy

A friend dropped in today, she told this:
She thinks around 25% of internet online users are,terminally ill, or handicapped, or simply unemployed. Internet lets all this go un-noticed, and they could freely enjoy emotional attachments and when someone goes away, disappears, never log on again, the hurt is real hurt. She said that i must be careful, that without knowing, I might be hurting someone and not know it.

I explain that, in reality - everyone needs to grow, and people all grow at various speed - there comes a point where two people do not share the same mental space anymore that is why someone leaves. When someone leaves, it does not mean "rejection" it just means, for the survival of the person for the person to really be living, that person needs to breathe and go away - they need room to grow.

So, dont take every departure as rejection, every point are meeting points and departure points. Staying would not have any meaning beyond reassurance for the one who wants to stay together.

Its a tough moment when it comes to a turning point, in virtual life as in real life.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Day Off

Today is my day off. I went to an auction, there was a little tiny red table, flimsy made in the 60s, with tiny drawers - it must have belonged to a little lady. The color is an orangy red, very popular in the 50s. I opened on drawer, it was stuffed with zippers and odds and ends. I open another one, same thing... the man came and told that i must not open the drawers.

He brings a cardboard box and emptied everything into the box. Suddenly, I am not interested in the table nor the content.

What was interesting was the way the desk was stuffed in this disorderly fashion odds and ends. Now that its all emptied, the desk is not charming anymore and the content worthless. They broke the installation.

After that, we drove from this pretty little town into the center of Paris, along the seine, there was a huge traffic jam. So I said, hmmm i want to maybe get off here, at the Champs Elysee, just to spend 3 hrs here... oh, no no no, maybe Pont Neuf, no no no, maybe ok ok, here, Centre Pompidou - no no no, ok ok how about Les Halles, ok this is good. Its all underground warm and i just walk around inside for 3 hours.

So I spent 3 hours at the FNAC looking at all the picture books, monsters - people born with deformities - there was a guy who has a small head on top of his real head - and its real... so I read this book standing up. Then all the computer stuff, the cd, the dvd, the comic books, the Asian books, the true witness accounts... Waris the beautiful Somalian model, more movies. Then I went to the movie house, nothing interesting. Looked at all the magazine stand... new calendars are out 2008 already 2008.

Then Ircam... lots of nice post cards at Ircam.

Today, I felt like doing nothing.

Then I just took the underground home.

Monday, 26 November 2007

4 more posters, the Ping test

I put up three more posters - one at Eagles place, he had a rolls royce car sex bed that i find quite nice. What else do you need when you have one of these? Sleep, go anywhere.

Then one at Chinese campus. Next to an atm machine, infront of a classic Chinese shop, next to Made in Switzerland! There was something really impatient in the air.

sl is best used for enjoyment.

Its value for now is in enjoyment, if have other expectations - high expectations - maybe our disappointments will not be so enjoyable.

the sl world is a reduced world - poor in info - everything is bare and rude. If someone says I love you - you can embellish the rest yourself. However the reverse is also true - to soften the communication, a lot of redunduncy is needed.

I put one poster at a new Japanese cafe, you could really sense the joy of the owner. She had two chairs strawberry red and heart shape and she put my large bill board on top of the grey wall. A Minimalist architecture. Very nice, all this pink and romantic ambiance - she just build her house yesterday. We sat in the chairs and took pictures together. A very nice moment.

There were two others, i didnt have time to visit the site.

One thing that was so funny yesterday. A friend had talked about big big rl business... then i asked, if i were to be considered as a collaborator, how about you buy a card - buy a card from me.

And that was the end of this discussion. How could you do real life anything when such a small thing as receiving a post card to any address - is already unsuccessful!

Its like sending out a Ping and it never got any responses, the network is blocked.

If the first Ping is already dead, how could anyone imagine the next step?

The Swannjie postal service is really a Ping test, to see who can successfully send back the Ping, a first tiny step towards anything fruitful.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

laggy day

Laggy Day, i crashed at least 10 times.
As Swannjie jie and Five and Hiroko says, if i want to build something i must get my own land. So i must go see about the tva issue at the tax people place.

Once this is out of the way, i think i will feel much more straight on ahead.

A huge blue wall has been put up next door, 4 young people all 512 put together their lot and made a huge shop. Sky diving, shoutcast broadcasting, bank, and something else. They are quick to talk and nervy nervy all over. They are quick to move around.

i am not sure what the neighbourhood will look like. But its sooooo laaggy.

Hiroko changed thing sround again. She took the little house away. Things happens 20 times faster than in real life.

Friday, 23 November 2007

Hanako, Abbe de Choisy, Gion, Hovercraft

I started to read a book by the L"Abbe de Choisy - it was a book just lying around from among the boxes of books - this one caught my eye because this man who lived in 1646 - was a high ranking Religious Abbot - who dresses in womens clothes, writes about Louis XIV. He has many lovers, women - all this is because his mother raised him as a girl!
They rubbed things on his face from age 5, so that the roots of his facial hair died - he has no beard stubs as an adult. Lover of jewelry and beautiful women things, he is a good writer. Very honest about himself. He said, he arrived at his position due to no merit of his own - it was a favor granted to his mother to place him at this position. And Louis XIV didnt like him, what ever he proposed, it was refused. However he still speaks the truth, as a secondary account of the life of Louis XIV - he tells his life experiences in great detail with a fine sense of diplomacy. He was his mothers scribe at age 10. Everyday he spent 3 hrs at her bed side to help her respond to mails - his mother was a very shrewd and successful business women. Friend of Queens - people in high places. Choisy said, he cannot undo himself of this habit of loving to dress in womens clothes, to undo this, he goes gambling. But once the gambling activity stops he goes back to wearing womens clothes.

I think, of course he cannot "un do" wearing of womens clothes, becasue if he was raised this way, his pleasures, his sense of value were all formed in such a specific context, if you undo all this, he has nothing else... he would have had to re-construct from scratch. And in all honesty, no one system is really superior to another, why should he change? He has all the comforts and convenience that his position, friends, could all support him. Maybe a little strange but no more poeple get used to the way you look. :)

The saddest thing i think is to be without contacts, without context, you would go crazy.

I learnt a lot from his book, I think really i enjoy reading this type of human oriented books and not some serious analytical text. I must admit, I like this kind of text. Good writing and complete in details. This is a great gift anyone could give another person - a true account of what he is and how he lived his life.

I flew around in the hotair balloon in Gion again today, and met the producer of the SIM, i didnt know she was the producer. Gion is somewhat like Isakaya, but its modeled after the Geisha district of Kyoto. The charm is that of a stage set, it is not as warm as the Izakaya village. The scale is different.

Salmaru said the old Izakaya will open in anther place soon. But who will be presiding at the bar all the time, no answer.

He gave me a Hover craft today. I rotated it around so that I am sitting in it like a throne. He said, Swann, you have to rotate it to sit like this... he puts it back upright. I said but i like it like this, i rotated it, ... and he said "this posiiton is Illegal!"

hahahah, in sl, there is such a thing as "illegal" for riding a vehicle!

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

University of Submission, Hot air balloon

The first thing i bought was a hotair balloon in secondlife. Finally, 3 months later, i remember and took it out. Wind rider, its a cute little balloon with a round wicker basket. Very calm and drifting, its like a camera on automatic.
Five, Elk, me and some other people took rides in it.

Yesterday, out of research requirements, i had to visit many places. At Hell and Heaven, i met Wilma, a German girl. She had a coca-cola laquer suit with zippers at breast level and crotch level and purple neck collars and arm bands. She said she is in sl for sex reasons - but some people are really sickos. They want to see her real photo and real voice chat... for money. She is not into that, she is just into games which she would not do in real life. She goes to a University of Submission, so i went and have a look. What kind of reporter am I, if I skipped one of the mainstream occupations of secondlife?

There was nobody there, i mean there were 3 greeters, squatting with legs open in an animal fashion on the lawn, a large campus - like a University building. But inside, its sectioned off, like a floor of a department store, quite empty, with arragements of chairs, pose balls. Quite skimpy in decor. No action seen.

But maybe the fill is the most interesting part, which i did not see.
It looked quite boring.

Not my kind of University.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Dreams in Secondlife

People display their wishes and dreams in Secondlife - because otherwise, why bother spending time in Secondlife?
First life has enough constraints... only fools recreate the same constraints in Secondlife - i mean they do it because that is the only thing they know? And they cant imagine another life without these physical constraints?

Sunday, 18 November 2007

flying guqin,

I took the surf board apart, and replaced all the items with new objects, aligned them and hoo hoo, a new flying guqin. I added the dancing pads, hahaha i will have to test it later.

Then i went to an opening in rl, a show of photography. Some people came and within 10mn went away. It was very well exhibited, very well hung.

Then i am thinking how to make a flying guqin museum. A msueum that carries people in the sky with moving landscapes slowly - we visit all the works of everyone in sl, slowly like a touring of sl.

Why not? Isnt sailing in sl basically this, a moving vehicle with passing sceneries?

Good design details: garagara, flying surfboard/cruiser, Magic Flying Machines/Guqin Museum, Artist Studio with sculptie fishes

sl is for Dreams come True: whether its a huge giant American size home, or sex with beautiful girls, or magic wands that emits putric looking clouds... flying surf boards with your gal/guy avatar...

Yesterday, while i was checking the making of the super Hanako store, there was a flying object with a person on it. It was a flying surf board for 3 people. So we could fly in the air and dance at the same time. It was marvelous to feel that you could dance in the air and surf at the same time. The surf board comes with a pet-mode
you call "come" and the surf board comes to you!

It is a soft small dream come true, isnt it? Thats an object with wishes embedded.

The designer who created the object through modification - and that is a smart way to do things too if something has already a good foundation, why not just customise? If the dream is an original dream its valid as original creation - his name is Kenjiya Oyen - he also showed me a cruiser for 6, with similar capacities of dancing. I rezzed my guqin on the ship while its flying, and it works!

Thats amazing, now i think, why not a flying Digital guqin museum? Guqin playing is for small groups anyway... so I got some parts from him and will try to put it together. A magic flying guqin machine/msuuem.

I also visited a Giant size Artist studio of a sort, with sculptie whales, fishes and we could lie underneath in the water watching. Reminds me of an aquarium in Osaka that you could walk inside, the walls are made of 12 inch thick plexiglass, and the height of the building is several stories high with the plexi walls cutting a path inside the aquarium so we could walk through the spaces.

Since I lost my taxi, Salmaru showed me how to get another one - all free - there is a stand infront of the Iseya bar; a little green tombola with a handle size of a toy stands on top of the boxes, you turn it, and it tells you what prize you got. Hhahahah. This method is called "garagara" - so i turned it, got a bicycle, turned it, got a t-shirt, turned it, got someother thing. No taxi. Salmaru said, wait, he fidded, then i turned, voila : a taxi!!! And he said, First Prize.

Salmaru recreate not just the objects with precise focus on the charms of the objects, but he gives you the whole package - the experience of these objects, how its used, the way of life thats linked to these objects. A work bicycle is not just a heavy duty bike, it comes with a tray with 2 large bowls of noodles and animation for riding such a delivery bike, and the noodles comes with loud slurping sounds of eating noodles - people deliver lunch to offices with noodles just like this! Its a way of life that has disappeared. Nostalgic, lovingly, he recreated them for us to enjoy in sl. His creations are all free. Available at Iseya store, located on the parking lot between Iseya bar and West Side bar.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

experiential learning, how long and who stays in sl, why do they use sl?

I wonder whats the sl gamer profile, how old are the sl players?
20 somethings like to go out and meet real people. So who are the people who must meet in sl? How old are they in general? And why are they in sl and not in rl?

If it is not for a short passage of time, not for some realistic practical purpose, for example making creative use of the capacity of sl in building, in chat etc.

Those who only use it for social purposes which never leaves sl, what does this mean?

If someone stays online chatting only all the time, what does this mean?


Friday, 16 November 2007

Izakaya, experiential learning of sl, Ken Cioc

My memory of the first sim i saw was very vivid and magical. It was the Izakay Tereboro by Tokyo Tv. The head guy, Ken Cioc was always at this local bar place. And for some reason there is always a whole gang of people there. Poeple jsut sit around talk. As I did not understand any Japanese, it was always mysterious what they were talking about. So i had some bits of it translated. They were always talking about something heavy, very heavy. In anycase, as i was a newbie, i was a man and a woman, trying on different clothes. But as a man, i always looked too feminine, as if the avatar had make up on, or else, its jsut a lump, no character male.

The sim was very realistic set in 40s post war japan. Things were simple and mostly mechical and not the electronic goods Japan - reminds me of the era of a small msuuem in Japan. But that small museum was musty and dusty and even though nostalgic, it must not have been easy living. You can tell by the simple, worn, old moth ball feelings of the rough wood planks etc. People lived in such houses. But in sl, since there is no dust, everything is clean, straight lined. Charming.

The group of people at the bar were regulars. I thought, why are these people always here and in other places you have to offer camp money for people to hang around?

Then i figured its because of the bar man. The bar mann always greeted guests, and he was always polite, friendly. He seemed to be a mature man. His words are measured, makes you feel welcome. And one time, the bar girl even said, Swann welcome home! in English. Here, I learned everyday, you just chat and get a little closer to people learn about them. Like the little prince and the fox.

They were not friendly at the beginning. One time, a few women gathered together, and they asked me if i were pretty in real life. (How come she is here all the time, she must be very ugly in rl? No friend, no boy friend, no body...thats why she hangs around in this bar, not even a real bar, but an sl bar!)

Because i didnt understand the on going language, I am free to wander around in the sandbox and just watched people making things. I like to see their objects, its always funny with a special attention to detail way of making objects.

Later, there was a firework festival, and then the closing festival. All through these events, I think it was a piece of theatre, thats planned for a tv show thats aired - like an animnation film I guess.

I would like to see the show that was aired in Japan on tv, but it seems that nobody has any trace of this 2 months experiment.

How could that be, its a tv station! Someone must have a trace.
I will need to investigate more.

For me it was an experiential learning, very much like real life. My avatar was really me, i didnt play another person, i was walking around asking questions, dragging the timid people into bars, and offering them drinks. Then I was invited to join their club, then... finally, one day the big moment came, i found out where to buy the koto that was on display at the restaurant.

Ken took the care to actually tp me to the shop! I really appreciated that.

After this, I started the building of my guqin. I bought 2 kotos, just in case i totally broke one, i would still have a backup. :)

For me it was magic, but for the Japanese who were there - they were really working - not as an avatar flitting here and there watching, they were the puppeteers making the puppets and pulling the strings at the same time. I think the two months for them was very different.

Ken does not log in anymore.

His mission is over, he said he wont have time to come into sl much anymore.

Well, i missed the old Izakaya. It really felt like home, because of Ken.
I want to make a bar, that could generate this kind of warmth, but unders what conditions could this happen?

I have been to many other bars since, and I really cant figure out why people hang around and chat about nothing, there was no common topic of discussion ... great time... had fun... sexy dancing... how? what? I dont understand the pleasure of it that much.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Hiroko, Yosi, Five, new garden, Salmaru taxi, Digital Guqin Museum

Actually i hate shopping malls, i never go shopping in a mall. Gives me a headache.

My neighbour wanted me to open up a passage way so she could direct shoppers to go from the French Shopping mall to her own - i said no problem no problem - and made all my lace screens phantom - but she asked me to remove them, or better still move my house altogether!!! wowow... I cant believe my ears, she wants to make my garden part of the highway to her shop !

NO. That is incredible!

A garden cannot be made into a highway, the ambiance will be ruined !

There are all kinds of shopping experiences, underground grungy, soft boutiques, marriage salons, 50s retro styles, garage sale, they are all good. Only we must pay attention to the negotiation of various spaces, the ambiance etc. These two humongous black glasses in boxes - from the 80s and early 90s are styles of architecture that i do not like to begin with. On top of it, the merchandise are not specifically directed in any niche... its a general shopping mall. The kind that you find in a middle class suburban area - with no particular character.

So, finally, i had to be honest with my urbanist mall owner, I said, all shopping styles are good, however, i am making a garden, and i dont want black glass box shopping mall to be scenery. And sometimes, shopping spaces are not compatible, a mariage boutique is not the same as garage sale is not the same as grocery stores not the same as supermarkets, they are all different, they dont mix, I have nothing against shopping malls, only that i am building a Digital Guqin Museum garden, a clubhouse here, and I dont want to see shopping malls as scenery. Everybody could undertand that, cant they? Its not a question of preference of tastes, but everybody could understand that when you are in a green nice garden for a moment of peace you dont want to see shopping center and be in the middle of a highway visually...

and we all have our wishes and dreams. So, I understand this.
Hahahah, so goes the first serious negotiation with my good friend and dear neighbour.

She backs down - no more "why dont you move your mushroom house, you have other land... you are not the owner..." What!!! challenging by questioning my rights to landownership! (When people want something, they become very human, they just want it want it want it...)

She asked if i could rent her a corner - of course not, how could i ruin the volume of the garden by putting in this rikiki triangle of passage way? - so she could fly her highway by the corner... or remove my "donut" (what? i ruin my volume by removing "a donut"? ) ... its impossible. When it comes to stylistic differences. We cannot argu, it gets too sensitive. So we just have to see who is the owner, and how to resolve the land issues.

I have already made all my screens phantom so the shoppers can come through technically - in any case in sl, there wont be "wear and tear" due to high volume passage unlike in rl. I must preserve my esthetic design!!! Nobody comes this way anyway!

In fact, I didnt like having my mushroom spa house opening onto a shopping mall!!! But I kept silent. I didnt want to hurt the others feelings - besides as shopping malls go, this mall is already very airy and much more pleasant than those no frill shelving warehouses - so i kept quiet. However, its still a shopping mall - i dont want to open onto a shopping mall. Wrong combination.

Now that the Museum is developing day by day. The ambiance of the garden must be carefully handled - including human relationship and friendship - and no wrong ambiance compromise.

In fact I want this space under the spa house to be a cool hangout, a little bar, with a taxi, people can hang out, big billboard, have a beer, wine, a picnic, enjoy the views of fields and fields of un-occupied land beyond. This is the intermediate space between the real museum and a bar/social area - then beyond to the shopping malls.

The musuem will be farther up on the hill in the back, in a lace like tower where each brick is a guqin rezzer. You click, and will see rezzed instantly in front of you a model of a guqin with proper titles, in both chinese and English and you could test play it eventually. There will be one hundred of these working guqins. And I will select a special repertoire for each model. That will be quantitatively large amount of work.

Five flew in, she gave me a starry golden nugget to be placed on the ground, sparkling gold ground lights, so i put a few of these down. To guide the shopper to my neighbours shopping center. These look like fireflies. Very nice. Now, its a discreet guidance towards another space... whether its shopping, or whatever. Sexy bar, whatever.

And I notice, my neighbour has kindly put in new tree textures for her glass screen, so now i no longer see giant size rabbits and furnitures etc. A corner of the mall has been opened up and the traffic has been formally directed through Fives terrace into the shopping mall. Good solution for everyone!!

Yosi of the West Side bar has offered to put my poster in her shop. And she puts it in the center. Very nice on the glass block wall. This glass block airy nice bar with never any clients is next to the new Izakaya bar, with a parking lot vending area of Salmaru goods. Salmaru is one of my favorite sl designers.

Hahah, his objects have great charms. Loud slurping sound of eating ramen, soba, snoring animations with stomachs moving up and down... I offered to send him a real life gift postcard, but he said, he is Salmaru of sl, and he wants just to be known as such. sl is separated from rl.
He gave me many gifts, and among them, this lovely taxi complete with Salmaru avatar as chauffeur. Its perfect for the Digital Guqin club House.

When its parked below the mushroom spa house, cheers people up. They find it funny. People come to my club in a taxi! Or, the Swannjie Postal Service uses Taxis to deliver... Hahahahah

Hiroko bought 2 cards, one for her sister and one for her mom. She also wants to be my agent. Got to figure out how to do payment? This is a new micro business venture.

I put up the new poster for an updated realistic price starting 25nov07

Meanwhile, I send jpeg files of the same poster, to be printed in regular B4 size to be posted in real life in NY, in Toronto, in HK, in Shanghai, in Beijing, everywhere... whereever the contacts estimate that its suitable.

Now, i could see if anyone from real life wants a real life post card.
People from secondlife want them... what about people from real life?

A postcard coming from sl to rl is more interesting than a postcard thats simply rl to rl.

Something magical, a little like a miniature cartoon world blossoming into rl.

At least for the time being.

In two years time, when people buy their real clothes through tryiing them on their avatars instead of going themselves... this magic would have been long gone.

Friday, 9 November 2007

sl next step

sl just like in rl, just becasue you are invisible behind an avatar, you have to be very very careful. Just as polite in everyway.

Suddenly this sl is so poor. In rl, you can be all polite but there is the physical information, you can read and feel and understand intuitively. But in sl, if all this politeness, already behind screens - suddenly its like too much. Politeness is necessary, but i suddenly feel that we are in the dark. We dont see anything.

To continue in sl, i will have to pass on the other side now, not the consumer but the one who makes it run - in whatever capacity i could.

I suddenly dont feel like continuing all this polite talk... puppetry and more puppetry.

Its me, especially me. Most adults could do puppetry out of practice, they dont even feel the make up, its so natural, a second skin.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

musuem sketch

In sl, we could do sketches easily by just dragging rough shapes, blocking off areas of places where we want to try out things.

The result of this is ... everyday people add and subtract, re-arrange. The huge poster that i had put for this nice little wooden boutique is gone, after just one day! It is now a huge shopping center. The poster will go back after the new shop is done but so fast. Blink and the shop has changed.

Sim owners has to constantly think of how to drag people to their sim. Changing of look, ideas, clothing collections. Everything has to move, frantic, even with this non stop activity - the sims are almost always empty.

As I was greated by this avatar, she said my house is here. I didnt have time to look, and soon shes gone. When i was done with my meeting, i jsut went in and strolled around to see what dream this gal had.

Next day, i came back, there was red tapes around the property. She was inside the house. DingDong out she comes - just like the lady that she is dressed in.

She said no sorry you cant visit... and then a bunch of japanese words...

I have never been refused before. Suddenly I think, this is one person i should take off my list. Because, in sl just like in rl, everybody should do what they like.

If they dont feel like showing their house. Then, I should also not wish to see it. Also not wish to see the owner as well.


As Five so wisely says, never criticise others, just do your own thing.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

some sl realities, white pet lion, Hiroko, DoubleDew White Tower Gone, grass root feedbacks, scripting class

I went to see how English learning is conducted in sl, while I was talking to a very nice white pet lion, in flew a learner. He has very precise goals in his English learning - no.1, only native speaker teacher, and no.2 erase his ummmms, hesitations.
I said that some foreigners speak a very clean and elegant English that no native speaker could compare - he didnt like this piece of new information and flew into a rage. very aggressive, he demanded that I read his chatline. And said what good is clean English when nobody understands what you are saying? The Wite Lion asked him if he thought learning vocabulary and grammer is important, and that hesitation in speaking is very important. This hmmmmm, in conversation is very important.

Within 2 minutes, I know this is sl. (The learner will go to a job interview tomorrow, he wants the job! He thinks he must erase this hesitation in order to get the job)

Digtal learners are goal oriented - of course, because the computer only understands very precise instructions. Because of this language specification, people who work in computers change their thinking in order to match with the nature of the computers. Precision, clarity in goal is the key to getting things done.

Whereas in the analogue real world, there is a fuzzy logic which is very important for survival - because in the real world thera are lots of unending richness of details that in a virtual world is not feasible, and impossible to render without limits.

On the otherhand, I am always amused that in sl, a lot of the snap shots are graphically clean, simply because the information itself is simple. All snapshots are clean lined, no fussy details to disturb the lines - but these pics are often flat and not very intersting to look at.

Sl is for everyone - sometimes its pointless - a total waste of breath to discuss things in this everybody's an avatar world.

Now I know more about sl.

Sl is a good teaching platform as it enables entry level for everyone, and soon the various expertise level goes up, you have to go from sl to rl then. Because sl is a miniature 3D immersive environment. When you want it to zoom in more, to enable more, you must exit to real life.

Just like in biology - beyond a certain scale, you are in another classification, you are in chemistry... :)

One nice thing happened today, the twin tower that i like very much, DoubleDew, is gone!
I liked it very much, open planning, clean and airy, no sex balls not an abandonned orgy castle like soooo many of the sl creations. However, i like it even better that the land is now available, i imagine that this is a nice a long strip of land with club fabulous tokyo behind me and Five Daisies infront, the musuem beside me and a long ride all the way down through Saitot mall to the waterfront edge to the ocean.

Suddenly i think, maybe Five is interested in this double strip too...

Hmmm I must ask her.

Hiroko in rl has a computer consultancy company - after I told her about the sl-rl postcard service, she immediately thought of how to execute the idea and unlike almost ALL of the other people who thought about privacy issues, and all kinds of limitations. She puts this query into action and propose to have it published in a magazine, and then marketing, and then,... etc etc.

The mama san at FoxyLady thought the idea is interesting but doesnt fit with her club also privacy issues. She is more daring than some other avatars and has at least given it a thought.

A girl at the FoxyLady said that to do this postcard business because of the address issue, i must ask the govenment of Japan to have accrditation ... :)

Where in rl could I have all these responses within a week?

So I do appreciate sl - it maybe rough, but, its speedy! and authentically grassroot level... hoooooooo

Last event of the day in sl
a scripting class... how do they teach online? a Scripting class?
At BCU beach-sky Classroom New Citizens Incorporated
Very interesting, very clear note cards with build in objects, a good class.
8 students

Very convincing, good.
The lesson was on scripting chat, listener, sending messages... etc.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Saruku, Five, Salmaru shop opening

Today, I decided is it true that if you put your mind to make something work, it often does work. It is so hard to sell a post card to a Japanese person. I talked to many people and most of them says Niet, bad idea, you need to apply to the government of Japan first for the Private Information Mark... hoooo, for a dollar post card service!

Anyway, so I asked everyone, I mean EVERYONE. And most of them either they think its a good idea but they dont have 500 linden, or their cat will be worried... hahhahhah

Anyway, but a stroke of luck, Saruku came to visit, and he wanted to try my service!
So, my target has been reached today!

While I was trying my best to sell a card to a Japanese person, I visited all the places where i knew some people and came across the Grand Opening of Salmarus Shop today, as I really admire his work and having no other flowers other than potted chrsyathemums (so funeral like) or huge heather patches (not a all the kind of flowers for an opening...), i found a single rose from CFT. So i offered him that
hope he liked it... :) felt a small achievement! in sales)

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Mystic Healer Table, WillowMoon, Tillys Grass, FoxyLady Club, Killer Queen, sl+rl concert

WillowMooon came by, she talked about people linking sl to rl, business, education, many ways, and Healers.


What type of things do Healers heal? Depression, or something more dramatic?

She rezzed a Mystic Healers table, and it look like a massage table with balls all around.

I jumped on it immediately and she had her hands moving around my head, my middle parts, etc.

Hey, I do feel taken cared of, after all this little tiny avatar is me in some way,
i decided to make this avatar and gave it a name!

Just like Madame Bovary is Flaubert... except, its much more visible.

And the animation balls, what a very good use of animation capacities!

This is truly a good use for sl, healing! Through such nice animation capacities.

I feel that WillowMoon took cared of me!

I rezzed Tillys grass, this long wild grass, thats spawned, previously seen as monster grass, now is such a windy patch of nice long grass, so happy getting lost grass...

Went strolling in Anemura, I like this area, because I always find something new each time, and the air is not stuffy here, a strange mix of Western influence. So I came across this FoxyLady Club - you have to pay 5 linden to reach a skybox for a private room - hmmm, so I went up with a hostess because I want someone whom I could ask questions... she said I am her customer then... upstairs, there is nothing unusual a very nice Ryokan type of Japanese room - no sex bed, no sex balls, just two slow dancing balls. The owner came up, she is the mythic Foxy Lady, in a black grey Fox outfit, the front is open down to her navel. Peachy white skin, a Fox head mask covers her eyes. This is a kind of special bar, you know, my hostess says. I definitely felt that company here is a service that you buy. Of course, I think, could i have done such a job, in sl? If i spoke Japanese yes, but as is, its not possible. If someone wants an English speaking hostess, yes. I would like to try it. Under any circumstances you must boost up your clients self confidence,make him feel good! :)

Then i went to the Killer Queen bar, some girls were dancing, they offered to animate my avatar, and we were all doing the Hollywood choreography, the vampy dance. It was fun. But i didnt see the strip tease, apparently its on every night.

Then off to the concert, i didnt hear anything for ten minutes, so I left. I think the players enjoy the idea of giving a concert. There were a few people the setting is open air theatre. Nice if it were in real life.

Back to the Mushroom house, I like the wild grass.


Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Un-Birthday Cards - Unique - Hand Made, post marked from Paris - Promotional Offer

I have made some special unique handmade postcard

I have started to send Un-Birthday cards, made one for my mother, and one for Swannjie Jies mother and some for friends.

Un-birthday cards are greetings, just like Birthdays, but there are many more Un-birthdays, so its much more convenient to send an Un-birthday card.

These cards will be advertised in a new Un-Birthday Card website and direct purchase is possible via PayPal.

Promotional offer for 5 euros each.
Email:, ask for: "Un-Birthday card"

Like a telegram service, people could order any message they want, and I hand write the message, and compose a post card size collage - which will be sent off with a beautiful stamp from Paris.


There are also Promotional offer cards in Secondlife, these are 2.US$ (PayPal) or 500 linden $
email:, ask for "PostCard from sl-rl"


Monday, 29 October 2007

Milner, Soybean, Saitot, Five, Esprite

Milner was busy with a client, but cool guy that he is, he receptioned my poster and ice cream cone, and in two seconds placed them in a neat little place. Cool guy. His shop is retro style everything, including a dance floor next door... and a girl came in a motorcycle chick. I propose my postal service to her. She said, no nobody i want to send a post card to, but i have this one guy whom i want to tell him to Fuck off. Do you do that? I said, well, if thats the way you show your love, why not? Different strokes for different folks. And I am serious, who would you other sending a postcard from Paris using a postal service to tell him to f-off, must be an ex-... or soon to be ex- but not quite want to be ex-

Soybean thinks the service very cheap for real life.

Five thinks its nice idea.

Esprite likes the dark poster.

Saitot wants to see if its going to be successful. (I just want to sell one to her!!!) :)

Now, the experiment is on its way.


Sunday, 28 October 2007

mariage, divorce, baby avatars

Someone said to me today, the computer is so poor in information, that is a terrible thing to be stuck to it day after day.

I went to see some shops, two friends, who had English lessons in sl and then sl baseball practice afterward -

I met this young avatar, he said hes 19 years old, married and will be divorced soon because his sl wife doesnt log on much for a while recently - he will divorce.

I said what does this mean, mariage in sl, what does divorce mean?
at 19 you hardly know in real life what this means, how come he thinks he wants to live this in sl?

And he wants to buy a baby avatar! But he has no money, he asked me if i had any money in sl...

Why would anyone want to waste rl time in sl when real life is so full of stimulus already?

It is very bad for people who has no resources in rl to think that they could do everything in sl, as if it is the real thing. It isnt. It is just sad.

Sl could be a testing ground before real life events take place - but i think it is a waste to live your love in sl first and not in real life.

It is such a waste.
I told him, that at 19, he should go out and enjoy learn, make some money doing little jobs - and not imagine he could make a big buck and succeed through sl. There is no such thing.

You must succeed in rl, and then carry out what you learnt in sl. Not the other way around.

Those who succeed in sl is becasue they are very strong in rl already.

Sl is just a mini world, tiny tiny tiny economies.

The wonderful things you see in sl, the beautiful outfits that takes hours to do and are sold as freebies, zero lindens - these are great gifts from already successful, talented people from rl.

Saturday, 27 October 2007

email versus postcard ^^

While I was trying to tell people about this tiny tiny tiny gift of a postcard from sl to rl, I am always surprised how difficult it is to tell people about a new way of seeing old technology.

Some people say, people use E-mail these days, people dont use post cards...

In business, certainly email is unbeatable ... but a hand written letter, a small picture, a beautiful stamp... a post card is a small object, on it an even smaller object - a beautiful image chosen carefully.

A hand written note is not the same as an email!
It is like a quickie fast food hamburger can never replace a bowl of handmade noodles!

No comparison! Their function are not the same.

But, its like talking to a wall - tires me after a while.

I was at a funeral yesterday - to understand how people function you must spend time with them - then you know where are their "walls". Somebody i will miss.

Funerals are not for the dead, like all gatherings, its for the living.

Taka helped me translate the ad into Japanese, it looks really good!
Five took a photo of me and made the ad... hoooo.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
They really helped me cross the bridge when I come to the river!

Hanako, Dai came over, they liked the idea and will put my poster at their shop. ^^

Salmaru invented a snoring, napping mode of sleep. Stomach moves up and down, I feel sleepy just looking at these happy napping avatars. :)

That is the charm of intelligent design in sl, humour and zest for life, even in sleep. :)

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Digital HunDun Guqin in real time, Digital Guqin Museum, Swannjie Postal Service - Micro Mail Art -

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Monday, 22 October 2007

use of sl, Esprite Xavier, metaverse,

What is the use of sl
People are coming out with books on the topic.

1// for business purpose - virtual world, practical, cheaper visuals presentations, possible to convene people
2// for social purpose - making friends, but these friends are limited to sl arena
they dont cross over in rl - because there might be developments in rl, and when rl shakes, everything is disturbed... its too dangerous.
3// for rl money purpose, then this is like tier fee size incomes, quite a few makes enough money to be successful in sl but not enough to live in rl - they always keep their day time job. And to make the tier fee balance, they must use almost all of the free time to cultivate the sl business. Relative to their rl input-output, its economically not competitive.

Only "miracle" was the land people, people sell "land" - because there is a real good behind this, they are selling memories on the server, therefore, more players comes in.

Lots of poor artists are creators - they make fun, charming things for playing. But the ones who make money are the "memory" owners - because this is real goods

Now, in what way should we use sl - so it gets out of the puppetry play? Puppetry play includes all role playing games, including all forms of romantic adventures, sex or no sex. Often sex is involved as this part has a greater interdiction in rl, that is why you see so much sex themes in sl. Just like on the internet.

Why would people opt for sl when rl is already so rich and full detailed, and no limits? (The limit is only relative to each individuals courage or willingness to take risks.) In sl there is a limit that is inbuilt, its the sl limit. hahahahhah

What else is sl good for?

Esprite Xavier came to listen to the guqin because i had wanted to have a case to put the instrumetn in, a display case.

Then he talked about wanting to be artist of metaverse!

What a great idea, thats what sl to rl means, artist of the metaverse. From reality to virtual reality to augmented reality.

I will send him a postcard, from sl to rl... first postcard to be sent.

He makes beautiful csi weapons.

Five announced a terrible news to me today. So i received this in sl, and in rl another terrible news. A good friend of mine passed away. She was very ill.

Since a while ago, I have come to understand that people dont stay around forever
you never know who is going to go. I am not particularly sad, its just that, that is life. Things come and go. Sl loses its attractiveness and its time to go. If we have to live forever its not such a blessed thing either.

One thing I know, if sl is limited to sl, then only certain population will remain - and they will benefit from this rich mix of visuals, sights and sounds. As for the other, rl is so rich and no fuss, all ready to go, why not more or rl?

An rl person repeats what they do in sl, how else do you expect them to behave? They may behave a little better or a little worst, a little more daring, less afraid - but essentially they work with what they have. :)

Saturday, 20 October 2007

:) Radio QinQin, WillowMoon, KotorinMoon, Five, Salmaru

WillowMoon came to visit and we checked the Radio QinQin, yes it works! And I played WuWenGuangs Plum Blossom Album, yesterday i played our 24/7 Fly me to the Moon software, I will put in different kinds of music. Radio QinQin will have more than Digital Guqin music, simply because while i am broadcasting, i enjoy a variety of music. So, dear listeners, you will be getting some Guqin music but not all the time. Sometimes when we are in a car driving for hours and hours, its nice to hear a variety of music. Now that i started to broadcast Digital Guqin music, I begin to think of listening from another angle. How to make it interesting, non stop interesting?

Kotorin will organise a video shooting project

Atos is the fashion expert, she knows where to get gals nice clothes

Five will arrange the concert details, and technical advisor, she also arranged to have the flowers housed on Five Daisies land.

Ikune is the genius scripter for the HunDun guqin instrument and global sl visionnary through his own baseball projects

Kan, Luvem, both did excellent animation for the guqin player

Saitot is all around support... always there! technical, human whatever, never fail.

Tilly designed the mushroom spa, a favorite quiet place for me.

Salmaru gave me a cute taxi today... i am so charmed by this Taxi. It came with a chauffeur. I stand in the back, like a very important person, and the chauffeur driving... hahahah... comes in 6 colors. Its a mini taxi, and has the sound put put put.

I took WillowMoon through the same Mushroom Spa Club house to Love Hotel bike tour. She was quite amused. The tour ends at the Ocean front which is always nice.

So great.

Now, I am really happy about everything starting to work.

So, for the first time since two months, i decided to sleep in!

Haahahah, very rare - but i decided i want to just sleep in, got back into bed and didnt wake up til noon... very unusual - so nice.

So good so good

Friday, 19 October 2007

Digital Guqin, the people you meet

I dont really know how to call my set up in sl. I want to set up a group, I am surprised that most members are non-Chinese. :)
What does this mean? We are all out siders looking in. Real Chinese people are interested in something else. Sl is about getting out of our usual selves.

In rl, its clear, its a research-creation center. In sl, its a microcosm of people, all kinds of people that i never think would come across in my life.

The starting point was, if people say sl has a steep learning curve - so i decided to go to NO classes. I would just go around intuitively and ask, ask ask. See how much people can stand being asked, and see how much they enjoy being asked. People need other people.

So far, yes, i did not go to any classes. And i have to convince people to help me get different tasks done, from scripting, to animation, to getting clothes, hair, helping poeple who are depressed - what is depressed poeple like? They feel that their life is not moving forward, they want to have people to listen to them, to accompany them a little, and not feel so alone. So, online this could be done.

Within this set up, actually, i hate shopping, but others loves shopping, so isnt it wonderful that one could complement another? I often thought, what could i do in return - of course you could pay people, in our world, paying cash is one of the most convenient way of reciprocating goods transferred, service rendered so on so forth. Suppose people dont really want to be paid? Since sl is like low monetary values, you can buy a nice skirt for 50linden which is like 20cents us

What do people appreciate the most in sl? Social, friendship, sharing of some nice moments, and jokes. You dont need to be physically present to enjoy a joke... and a lot of jokes on sl is situational. The setting creates such opportunities. For example, at the beginning of my sl life, i IMed a new friend from a small wine bar, hello - I said, would you like to come visit this bar? He said, yeah. I blinged him, and what happens, its a teenager who loves bat mobiles, he came into this dainty wine bar, in this monster car... of course nothing gets broken in sl, but it still makes me laugh. We cannot prepare everything ahead of time, like in rl.

Later on, some friends fall away, others get developed. But I no longer meet newbies, simply because, for some reason they just dont appear around me anymore. Which reminds me of a writer, she said - you are who you are and becasue who you are you will come across certain kinds of things - who you meet, who you come across is in a large part determined by your own character.

Is this true in sl... ? We will see.

Happiness, Radio QinQin, Fur Cape, long black hair, love hotel, Story of Oh

Since yesterday, I got this long silky black hair, hooo, am so happy. Finally, i dont have to keep on thinking do i wear the ash-blonde crocus, or the Yarrow Fire double braid, or the Plum Blossom with white ribbons... etc etc.

Black, silky long, hair - thats like my own hair... its unbeatable! I quickly bought some for Swannjie Jie too... hahaahha

Now, everybody who seen us all says, we have such beautiful hair! I dont look like a newbie at all, sophistication, rah rah rah.

Radio QinQin works! I am so happy all this is working, never i imagine i could set up a 3D website with all this music, interactivity and unlimited number of visiters! Random and invited - I am just so happy with this platform. Of course there are many limitations too... but so far, its beyond what i could have imagined 3 months ago.

Kotorin gave me a fur collar, wow, it looks very chic in the formal fancy retro look. 200 prims for this fur collar!

Now, this morning, I visited Story of Oh's place again.

I invited Five to come for a bike ride. We started from the Mushroom spa club house - which is my office and home. Saitot made it so its the anchor point of her shop... she made a special gate way that opens from my house all the way down to the water front. So i could ride up and down without any blocking. This is a touch of genius because behind the mushroom house is the flower house, then the Twin Tower castle
the flow is very beautiful.

So we rode down, passing the new open air shopping mall, down through the second, third tier land, and side ways along a fence, then into Story of Oh's sex bed shop.

Story of Oh has invented a sex shoe, all the animations are embedded in the shoe, no need for beds anymore. On top of this, she has a 9 room sex hotel, provided for free for any visitors. Inside, these 9 rooms are all special themed, like teepee, under sea world, Dungeon, etc etc. We explored these rooms, they are fathomed walls, no need for keys, just walk right in. Its fantastic these rooms are full of life and imagination. A human size bird cage, all guilded, we rode with our bikes inside
hahahah. Both girls on bikes trapped in the golden bird cage! I took lots of pictures - to get out, well, just open the bird cage door, like a normal sain person.

I love her love hotel. Its so fantasy rich, she must be a warm person with a large appetite for sense of joy. This love hotel is nothing like those morose awful places, those escort clubs... hard and mean. Story of Oh's love hotel is an adult play ground, very rich and intelligent use of sl build properties.

Such a fun visit. I am impressed by her zest.

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Guqin environment, A King and his romantic wishes

Next, the avatars have clothing - could be improved but thats fine now... concert formal nice clothing -

Next, a Guqin playing environment, a club house of a sort
was going to use the Mushroom spa club as it is nice but...
cant rezz my stringed instrument for lack of prim! Cant put the thing down!

So I need a larger piece of land
One that allows me to rezz my instrument - big - also one without so much lag - as Ikune pointed out, to play smoothly, the SIM must have little lag for best effect.

Next, a Chinese garden

Next, a bamboo garden with sitting places

Next, teapot etc, cookies, drinks, little servants, little avatars, sitting stools


But what about the sl avatars? The puppet masters behind the sl scene?

What if i never get to see the masters? And I only see puppets? From one puppet to another puppet?

I met this avatar a couple of days ago at Everwind - he was dressed as a King.
He wanted to show me his dancing place, and in very short time, he asked me if had ever had sl sex.

And he said, its no fun to have two avatars controlled by himself, one to the other. Like left hand doing it to the right hand. He has pleasure doing it with another avatar.

But, he said, its more fun, if you get to know the avatar first, talk a lot first.

And then, as he was sitting in the Mushroom spa, he took off all his clothes!

I said, the "play-at-romance" in rl is not my interest, so, I dont have time to do it in sl.

Whats not attractive to you rl, would it be interesting to do in sl?

And in a few minutes, he was gone.

This reminds me of what someone said about the Flower Childs in the 60s, we are in sl somewhat like the Hippy epoque, dreams of having freedom, ideal. Multiple Loves. Exciting sex with international partners - but the people know already that sex all alone is not interesting, they also dream of having free romance.

The skin of face is modelled after himself he said, not a handsome man.

He has a rl wife and an sl wife. rl wife doesnt know about sl wife. He does not want to meet his sl wife, ever.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Guqin, sneak-mode mushroom spa, Shoutcast

Today, I put in the long 20mn piece plus the 8mn piece, and they both played one after the other. Five said, wow, after this, no flute no Tiny Piano can compete. Hahahahah.
Well, I will make one Baby Qin to wear with me everywhere! The Tiny Piano is such a pleasure to have, why not make a Baby Qin? I made one in real life, so why not one in sl?

Suddenly I see how this might work, and to let dust settle, I took the afternoon off. Swannjie jie really wants to see this movie - so we shut everything down and went to the Bibliotheque Nationale mk2. Its a movie about a long ago forgotten time, some moment around pre-Homer time. This man grew up with a pig! And etc etc. There are some funny twists to the story. But yes, i would not have seen it if Swannjie jie hadnt insisted. But i didnt fall asleep, so it must not have been that bad. I saw that this years grand prize for Festival de Cannes is a Japanese film by a woman director. I saw a couple of her films previously. They are lyrical bitter sweet stories - and this one will be the same.

So I got home and look, will continue tomorrow. Need time to let dust settle.

I am very glad that Ikune had finished the script in time. hoooooo
Five will start a ShoutCast idea... To make a streaming broadcasting radio station, internet radio. For now I will name it Radio QinQin - mainly streaming Pale Ink and Zebrafish as these two works are non-stop non repetitive work, and would be perfect for Radio QinQin.

Other than that, suddenly i want to listen to all my vinyl disks, so i took out the turntable, and hooked up everything. Scratch scratch scratch, there are little crackling noises... The sounds of imperfection but i like it!

I broke the mushroom house beyond repair says Tilly, but i needed to remove all the redundent pieces to have more prims. As is, i can not rezz my guqin in the mushroom spa if i use the fully strung one, so that would be very inconvenient.

I will try to remove more elements still. Once i figure out how to make it transparent from the inside and invisible from the outside. We feel calm and protected, with a comfortable sense of privacy when you are inside such a "sneak-mode" house.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Guqin models

As Guqin music is very slow and not necessary everyone can stand to listen to a lot of it... a lot of people say it puts them to sleep. But equally a large number love the sound. So, since each track - i want it entire, each track may just take one instrument. :)


Now adjusting the good environement, the proper sitting space and posture

I replace each item little by little - just to see what each function means... :)

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Bird Songs and Crickets

I liked the flower house with bird songs and cricket sounds... but, if its a non stop hooo hooo hooo, owls, repetitive, loud sounds... now that i want to hear the guqin sounds this studio suddenly became so noisy that i just want to exterminate all these electronic insects!

So, big hunt, where the hell do the sounds come from? I asked the creator - no no no you cant removed them... its built in... i dont believe this.

So Saitot came to inspect my house, we found them, under the carpet... a slew of crickets, red beetles, owls, everything you can think of, at least 12 sounds... all embedded in the pod of the flower.

So I yanked them out, shut the script up with stop sound script. Hmmm after all this, i still hear one little cricket somewhere... but where the hell is this cricket hiding?

Hmmm. Tilly should know, she made it !

She better tell me, or else, I am going to drop a huge water bomb in her grass hideout.... there arent you afraid?

Second thing - monster grass, it just grew up like so much foam that became a sea of grass... spawning from two blue thing. So we killed the blue things and grass died.

What else?

Thursday, 11 October 2007

InuYasha, Esp

InuYasha, true to his words, the strings are strung perfectly! A very beautiful piece of precision work. Now that is done.

I wait for the Ikune, will his script be at the top too? We must wait and see... As genius programmer, he says - I want to see hahahahah

Esp is a young girl, I think, I dont know. But I like her and has asked her to make some seiza pose cushions for my Digital Guqin club members, they are gifts. Just like the Jallie scarf that Five found for me, and the Tiny Piano that Parappa showed me at Izakaya.

Now, I must set up the rest of the show... so everyone coming in will get a mini chance at being Guqin player - through their avatar, or through the avatar that I prepared for them. They get to be BoYa Timeless, or ZiQi Timeless... BoYa and ZiQi in the story were two men. Here, somehow I feel that ZiQi cannot be a man, ZiQi must have been a woman. So, BoYa sounds like a mans name, and ZiQi, must be a woman with a name like that. Even if he were really a man, this man must be somewhat, soft, like ZiQi. Who was the player? One was a player the other a listener. When the listener died, the player destroyed his Guqin and never played again. The ancients unit of duration is a life time - or thats what they say in books. However, I do believe there are many other systems but the scribe was being nice and diplomatic, he never mentioned the details. You only have to read Dream of the Red Chambers, and you will see, why shoudl the Ancients be such a block of wood? They also kiss and sleep with whoever they want... if situation permits... men and women with many partners too. Hahhahahah.

Here in sl, no need for such hysterical drama.
Play, five minutes, 10 minutes, go home to your rl and sleep well. hahahahahah.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Strings, Inuyasha

Last step to the HunDun Guqin, putting the strings on. I tried for several hours, made the tiny 1mm diameter strings - but putting them on to look equal distanced and correct - well there must be some technical useful guides... so practice for making such things, anyway, by eye, it was very impossible!

I also am in a rush, so I had to call Inuyasha to help. He was so kind, took some time off and what a pro. Wow, the strings are perfectly aligned... i will learn to do it too but not right now. Right now, no time...

Ikune came too, he was in a rush unlike his normal self, impatient somehow. He said i must always use the same tools to cut the sound files, becasue his method of finetuning, adjusting requires the same constant tool... anyway. Good. I chopped up Chopins Waltz for a dog for him to use, as it is quick paced as per request. Hmmm

Anyway, I am glad everybody came online and i was able to move everything one step forward. I am almost at the point of fed up. All this is ... pppppfffff

But i am so excited when i saw the instrument strung up, it looks soooooo gooooood.
I will be very happy when its done.

People who have a tight rl life, use sl for relaxation, amusement, a little amourette
etc. They dont want to ruin that little bubble of peace - they wont want to cross rl + sl because once that happens, no more sl, its just plain rl... no more haven, no more special niche. :) As for the ones with no real rl, they also go to sl, there they live the impossible dream... like going to the movies. Sl cannot cross over into rl, because its an unrealisable dream.

Then there are the ones who want to use sl to spring board into a more interesting rl
sl is a step towards rl, like talking. Everytime you talk about your dreams, you are one step further to making it come true. So sl is a preliminary sketch for the bigger things to come.

You could also use sl as an alternate to rl, becasue sl has no physical presences, all are symbols, so, with words people could imagine a lot of things, fill in the blank with their favorite details - but facing reality, you simply cannot build up much of a dream - no more prince charming, belle etc. Takes a lot more work! But can people enjoy romance in sl? I thought some people do, and why not?

I am just fed up now. I am beginning to be bored of everything, rl and sl, what ever l...

Sunday, 7 October 2007


For some unknown reason, I feel loved today. :)
I decided to stop this sl thing today, to take a break because I was starting to get a headache from looking at the computer screen. The last time I had such a headache was when I was doing the "charrette" for my thesis.

I took out my mini bike, the one I didnt want to ride, but now, there is no other one - since someone stole my full size bike - Swannjie jie pumped up the wheels and off we went.

At the Vincennes park, there were sooooo many people, a lot of kids. Some kids fell off their bikes etc etc. They were all looking at my mini bike... hahaha. One kid said oooh, a tiny bike... in fact, this bike is quite good, I was wrong to judge it so harshly. I was prejudiced, because it was a freebie from my bank - a nice Japanese folding mini bike, very cute. In fact, its pretty good. I could ride up hills with it! I had changed the seat to my old leather bike seat from my racing bike.

Sun was out, air was good, and my heart was pumping!!! Such a short ride and already i was out of breath... I am ruining my health by sitting infront of the computer all day!!! thats very bad.

Maybe I will install a riding bike with screen, then i am exercising at the same time?

How can we do away with the screen?

I feel loved, i dont know why, but I do. This came suddenly, and I felt it somehow, something warm came over me. Everything was softer.

Then, we had a very nice dinner.
I have so much things to complete, and I dont want to rush things.
but, I feel loved, somehow.
Isnt this strange?

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Model one, photo shoot, virtual class, shopping specialist

I still havent installed the Model One, becasue it seems like a lot of problems with it disappearing once you move it. Elk has lost 3 radios already but he said it works really well. But each time he has to buy another one, at 500lindens - the price of a hot air balloon!!!

Went to a virtual class, a University class in Japan, I am a special visitor. Its quite interesting to meet all the students. They were afraid to speak in English but the teacher said to me, she is really happy. Because the students told her that, they want to build a nice house to show Swann!!! Swann said she wanted to make a house to start a club and sell whiskey so they could attain the end of making 2000lindens by end of Feb. They received seed money of 1000linden from the teacher. :)

Also met Atos, a specialist in fashion she is a real shopper. She showed me this one place very interesting way to enter - through riding in a white shell car, then, ploop
dropped into a lotto number machine. While all these numbers are falling about in a snowy white landscape, she showed me a treasure chest. There is a fantastic dress inside, a gift! This whole process is magical. Not a shopping event, but a huge present of a sort. The landmark is Urasima, Clock Island 99, 109, 125
There is something special about getting a free dress in this way. Its as if its not only a dress, but some kind of new identity. Franck Mueller dress.

Then, lots of cloth changing to shoot various combination of outfits, very tiring. But finally Five got a suit together that is really her, with a blue sweater around her waist, blue skirt, paisley stocking and ice heels, and smoky blue makeup - this outfit makes the blue lipstick seem like a fashion touch and not a health issue. Very good. It is her.

Sl is much more fun when the sl merges at some point into rl. Such as the case with the University virtual class.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

artist, tags, RFID, mobile phone, food for reception, rare books

What is an artist?

I went to see a show at an Abbaye Maubuisson... the reception was very well done. Some of the best things and efforts have been put inside. We were around 15 guests, and the whole table was luxurious. Champagne, wine, white wine, many juices, king crab on avocado hor d'oeuvres, bbq chicken mini kebabs, rare roast beef w tiny tomatos, tiny tiny sandwiches, mousse, little chocolates - the director spared no expenses in the is reception! One of the best put together I have seen, and in this beautiful airy castle like space/ an abbaye. Nobody threw themselves at the food, it was munched daintily... I had two glasses of champagne and lots of various food - I tasted EVERYTHING, hahaha. And talked to some Russians, French and Polish people. Beautiful day! I congratulated the organiser and she was beaming and said, we will do it again soon! Sure enough, the next one is on 12 October, rare book. Hmmm, I will go. Yes.

What was the show, mainly a telephone tag reading system. You take your mobile phone and take a photo of secret code taggings, and it reads a message for you. Could be a message, an image or whatever. Mobile france. The artist has a large range of work installed everywhere on the grounds of this 13century Abbaye. Very nice setting, beautiful, very well realised. So what is an artist. An artist is someone who has a range of skills, and knowledge and center of interest and he/she expresses them through an interface thats readable by the viewers, sometimes, it could be readable just for herself and that is enough. Then, what is the artist from the artist point of view? There are basically the "professional artist", and the "inner artist". Everyone, artist or non-artist have both "layers". A non-artist may accept the outer layer requirements and adapt the size of the inner layers, whereas an artist adapts the outer layer to customise to the inner layer. Who is a "real artist" and who is not an "artist"? Its not necessary to give a finite answer, each professional corp, group, social society, income tax control, everyone... can answer this according to the specific criteria.

If you think you are an artist and your opinion is sufficient then, thats fine too. If you need others to give you feedback, that is also good.
If you need more than the group around you to give feedback, that is good.
If you need the world to give you feedback, that is good.

Its all good.
Only difficult thing is that if you are an artist and you require others to give you credibility, then, its a little more heavy. :)

I just think about all this after having seen the show. Not to say what I saw was not artist work, but I review what is an artist, every now and then.

Because I realised, if you dont really feel like doing something, in art, it is useless to do it.

A friend said his travelogue (he travels a lot) doesnt seem to interest anybody, thats why he stopped writing it. Then, I think, a travelogue is first and foremost for himself, if he doesnt enjoy doing it for himself, then he should do something else. Its a better use of his time.

Why all this is related? I dont know. Or maybe i know but no need to say... hahahahaha

Monday, 1 October 2007

UCPA, Suki's Tiny Piano, Long Hair, House of Blades,

Went to UCPA sportive lake and park because it was sunny and just to get away from sl. I want to have all the various pieces of the DigitalGuqin project straighten themselves out unconsciously - so usually, I just let it sit. Let making bread, let it rise by itself. :) I remember when I was little, when I had to recite a poem in front of the class. I would read it a few times before going to sleep, and miraculously next day, I would know it by heart!

So, this is similar. Letting things "mijoter" - like a tagine... hahahaha

When I came back, after a very good walk with Swannjie jie, I saw lots of people at the park. Many little children riding bikes ... they are so small, coming up to my knees... i said hello to one, who had a helmet and was brooding... probably he really didnt want to come to the park and have to ride this bike... I said, Hello, he raised his head, at first brooding, then immediately a big smile! Because, I am a total stranger. The smile on his face radiated and lit up everything, Swannjie Jie said, hey, why do you go around saying Hello to everyone? This is not Secondlife you know, people dont do that. Then he spread out his arms, a la Titanic, turning his face up, and ran a few little steps with this rigid pose - immitating her in sl - rushing forward in circles and bumping into me, like a blind fly - as the Chinese say - ... Hello Hello...

Then today, I tried to take more photos, but somehow I just did not feel like working today. Shopping in sl is just as tiresome as in rl, its a lot of work. And taking down the flower houses and relocating, adjusting the color of the petals, linking delinking... suddenly, its like WORK. So instead, I just took out the stunt bike and decided to take a day off, I rode my bike on the beach, Elk has to comb through his land, because somethings gone wrong, his rental boxes doesnt work! Annoying thing for a business venture. It nice to have no objects on a beach, I rode around and into the water - this water is like a tinted volume, no splashing noise - just the water tints the body a little to show the level of the water. I stayed on my bike in water up to my neck... and then I went off to visit my own places to see what changes there are. I went to the new Izakaya, and ooooooh, I found a tiny piano sitting on the counter. Parappa the bar man said, its a gift from a client. I asked him at least ...N times, whats Sukis last name? No answer. So I searched, there was 100+ sukis... Hmmm. Then I ran down the list, actually only maybe about 4 has any additional information and one last one, there was actually a photo of someone in a kimono - I think, someone who makes such a cute nice object must care about sl enough to put in more information? And its The Suki! Hhahahah, now I have this cute little black tiny grand piano, a toy, just like I wanted. And the two tracks on it were written by Suki herself - Salmaru said, like a Steinway!!! Oooh, a tiny tiny palm size Steinway which plays beautiful comfort music. A very holiday type of tune, slightly melancholic, the type of music you hear when people are riding on old bicycles through a nice shaded tree in the country side with their cat in the basket plus some apples and cheesecakes... a nice leisurely airy sunday afternooon with friends. Reminds me of Alessio, for the Dura films... melancholic, pretty, soft, dreamy and far away. The beginning of a romantic interest... light and airy. This reminds me of a friends son, he is only 13 and he composed a series of short melodies. Its exactly this type of music. Also,like patisserie for a Miyazaki animation film, sweet, and innocent. Sweet and Dreamy.

Since I cant do much work, I decide to send both Swann jie and Swannjie Jie to the gals hair place. They need long long black hair to complete the look, and by chance the two chairs with the long long hair are free! So they are now sitting facing each other, Swannjie Jie with the toy piano in her lap listening to these two tracks of leisurely charming music while Swann Jie - she has some kind of animation stuck on her (maybe from dancing the Japanese dance that Kotorin put a spell on her) she is dancing on the stool!

Kotorin wants to play Japanese dance, so I took her to the House of Blades, i like to have tea at House of Blades, just sitting there, has quite an ambiance. As usual there are samurai talking about their weapons in no time. We had a performance by Kotorins sister, very nice geisha dancing. When Kotorin wants to play dancing, I thought this is what she needed, a venue to show off her skills. :) And it looks really correct in situ. So the samurai are actually UK students, they are talking shop talk, and I presented Kotorin to them. So the dance ends very quickly.

Not the right ambiance anymore. All gone. Hmmm

I like talking to the samurais, they have real things to say - they are not just playing pretending to be samurai, they talk about building flashy CSI weapons - thats a knowhow isnt it? A knowhow which crosses from sl to rl. I am not so fond of playing pretending this or that, there is no cross over. To play pretending roles play games, you have to erase the rl from sl. That is a feature that I am not so interested in. Similarly , Dungeon and dragons. Dungeon and dragons are interesting if you create something, like a special shield anti-weapon or whatever. But just pretending to be feeries and chasing, hunting, killing monsters... :(

I cannot relate to this, at least for today, maybe tomorrow will be different?

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Luvem, tiny prim, animation, toy piano

I wanted a piano, but not a grand piano, but a toy piano. Found a mini organ, thats not a toy piano... its like I really like to have that silly toy llama and not a realistically rendered sl horse.

Luvem showed me the animation of the guqin player... she has a nice warm looking house w a stone fireplace! It reminds me of European homes in the 40s,the floral patterns, the wooden chairs. So we will do further details, and see how that goes.

Now, have to put the strings on the guqin, but my strings are very thick, scaled to reality - it must have been at least 1cm in diameter - which is like 100times too thick... what to do? I remember someone told me about tiny prims. There is a place for tiny prims, for 10lindens, so I got some. Saitot showed me a YouTube, they show you how to make tiny prims, well... then I dont need to get them for Swannjie jie, one set is good enough as they are not transferable.

We sat on the balcony today at Elks beach Guqin house, Kotorin showed me all her instruments except the large ones. I played the cello and violin. Thats all i have, if i had a toy piano that would have been fun to play. It is then I realised i wanted one.

Ikune is doing landscaping of his interactive baseball game. He said he doesnt need our help to beautify his sim... I was only joking! To see how irritated he would get... hahahahah. Yes, I am silly like that sometimes. But nothing like that happened so we went away to our shopping.

In fact, i was looking for a suitable dress for photos to be "Swann Jie" in concert, this photo will be later used for a real life oil painting. The sl pic is but a sketch of what the oil painting will be like. A kind of picture sketch. But the sl photo exists in its own right too, as i had to choose all the elements to make the composition work as a whole, lighting, colors, textures. The sl photo is a real photo, and the painting will be a real painting, and if you went on line, you will see the virtual world life in action, in movement. It is the "Swannjie jie thrice represented."

Then, I also talked to several other people. Aboveall, by fluke, Saitot has copies of the water nymph dress that i was looking for for the last two days! what a waste of time, and I dont see it anywhere. Such a stroke of luck. So I got my concert attire finally.

Now, one step at a time, all the pieces are fitting together.

I sent GuanPingHu and CaiWenJun out into the world today. They are dressed in modern clothes, but already not like newbies, they have fancy hair and slick clothes. And got flirty comments coming.

I will put them away because it takes time for a character to mature and I dont have that much time now. But its ok for them to come out for air everynow and then.

There is also BoYa and Ziqi, the other two famous ones. SuDongPo is already half trained, so I will take him out more often.

And thats the news for today.

Friday, 28 September 2007

Tilly, Ikune, Saitot, SuDongPo,

Today mainly, three big events
Ikune completed the script and we went over it carefully.
Saitot showed me the one prim sculptes
Tilly came and gave me a lesson how to make flowers... i will be a flower expert?
SuDongPo had to go sit for hair at Calla, and the money has gone up! for each correct question answered you get 10lindens
Whats most nice is that while people are playing the trivia game, they all sat and chat, about hacking, about whats a respectable hacker... etc etc
They told me where i could go for a freebie "topknot" - well, i think i have seen the topknot, but its a little too... old man hair style... SuDongPo wont like it, he is someone i think, forever youthful. Becasue of his mind.


Thursday, 27 September 2007

luvem, Nao, Mikirin, Amemura, Body Language

As I was fooling around using the same stunt bike as Five, but couldnt turn somersauts like her! ppppffff well, in real life i would have tried and succeeded, but in sl, next time... :) though its cool to see all these flips... the bike is a freebie you could get at Amemura, outside of Sushi script and bar shop. Very nice riding w this bike.

Then I focus on trying to find the right pose and animation for the Guqin. A Seiza pose is a Japanese kneeling pose, i am sure they exist some where. But no body knows where to buy such things.

So I was hanging around in Amemura, looking at all the changes, the Sushi shop changed into a tubular 3stories high tower, with a boxing ring in the middle, nothing on third and small bar below. And snow, Christmas tree in front. Ever stylish. I like this designer, there is something chic and slick about his choices. But nobody in the shop.

So I explored more the area and found a Yutaka, very pretty one, purple w large flowers - a freebie! There was one gal standing around, so i chatted with her, and asked her if she know of Seiza poses. She said no, then disappeared after a while, she blinged me. I am of the habit now to offer friendship to people who seems friendly - she tped me to a large hall in the middle of a building, its very stylish too, gray concrete, like these humongous towers, the airy space in between. She said, look behind you. I only see there were 2 other girls with her. As i turned around, on the wall was a huge poster with many Japanese figures, the same girl in a gray kimono - sitting, kneeling, standing, standing coy, standing presentation, etc
all this for 500lindens. There was a huge poser pad on the ground. So I got on it and tried out the poses. There were no pose balls, just the pad, so the script is embedded in the pad. Amazingly Swannjie Jie started to look coy, cute, shy, demure, kneeling... and walking a Beauty Walk, Beauty stand... very Japanese... hahahah.

There were other huge pads, so I jumped on and tested them all, sexy pose, relaxing pose, young girl anime pose... some of the poses, reminds me of a certain young girl, very socialable, likes to seduce... its exactly that, Body Language. Very very good.

So I explained that I am looking for Seiza, but this Seiza has her hands hidden inside her lap... may not be useful. But I am glad to have found it... I took my guqin out to show them, and then the koto to show how to play with the music running. After a few moments, one of the girls said, I will make it for you!

Hoooo hoooo, wow. This is unexpected! So I will see in a day or two.

So far, I am sleeping better and better everyday. I enjoy doing the dishes, writing all my admin tasks down, turning the computer off to have lunch and look at some old books, the seven wonders of the world, Andersons illustrated book, old fashion magazines, feminine reviews, web sites, and I also started listening to the radio! I thought, I dont bother to watch sl tv, read sl magazines, and sl radios etc. becasue i dont even do these things in rl... on second thought, why not? So I listened to the radio,left it on all day... I only hear about disaster stories! But its all so great. I actually enjoy hearing the news, whatever news, good or bad, its an enjoyment to hear people talking about things around them...

Music clips, pose, animation... almost all the ingredients are here.

Then i think: when there is a will, there is a way.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Elkdeer, Lost Guqin found, Camping script, Cattleya Harker's Water Nymph dress

Elkdeer invited me to play at his beach and that i should put up a flower house if i wanted to .

So I did, a green flower house for Digital Guqin playing. Kotorin, esp, five, saitot, Elkdeer were there when I found my first guqin, this time its filed under "object" and when i opened it, it was created by a sisoud, who is that? In no way could this creator be linked to the Rumi simpson koto - the only part that I had used from the how did it get files under this annonymous title. I was checking through 60 unidentified "object" files and deleting carefully the useless stuff, and there it was. Found. Very curious. But i must make backup copies... its a lot of time wasted this type of strange things.

Esp wanted to look for some camping script - so i took her to see JohnnyDepp who has made a "popularity shop" in the middle of nowhere is a second floor, where there were many Japanese avatars dancing. He showed us two places where camping scripts are sold, one is 1000lindens and the other cant remember. But these are "chat camps" mainly in Japanese language.

After i set up the Green Peony Guqin House no.1 at Elkdeer Beach, suddenly I thought, why not have a series of Green Peony Guqin Houses,no.2 at Linden Nimue, and no.3, and no.4 etc. They are just small intimate places for 6 to 8 people to gather to listen to a quiet instrument. The ideal setting for listening to Guqin. Each house will face a nice environment, not blocked by highways or shopping malls or whatever, must have a fine vista. And Elkdeers beach has a very nice ocean view... this gave me the idea to have a series of them.

I noticed the grass patch is spilling over into Saitots shop, her walls are growing grass... so i moved the house over by a few meters

Club Fabulous Tokyo has a new motocycle / mini race car track thats like a road which curves up high into the sky and comes down. There are five little race cars in different colors. CFT is a fun oriented place, between jazz club, Japanese lessons, car race, sky diving and hot air balloon launch... and rides... its magical and fun oriented.

I am glad things are resolved little by little. Today, I looked for the water nymph dress and didnt find it. but i found a notecard by Cattleya Harker, she carefully put in a notecard all the ingredients for making this water nymph outfit! Which particles to use, which texture, how to adjust the water movement... you feel the excitement and care the creator has put into it, and the thought she had for the newbies. Its a mini lesson right there!

I still wish i could find the dress so i wrote her... would she reply? I went to all the links she provided - and by accident i clicked on a Voice things, and bought a voice thing for 100lindens, apparently it allows me to adjust my speech to a whisper or a long range telephone effect, or put another name instead of my real avatar name... for spying ? There was a nice Bubble teleport... which was what i would have like to purchase, but by fluke, I bought this other thing, suddenly i didnt want the Bubble anymore. I dont need a fancy teleport! But its really nice, like a bouncing machine, it shoots you up somewhere, and throws you down - since there is no upthere to catch you, you come down.