Music Pandas and Introspection Meme

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This week doing another meme and showing off my newest store release. The outfits are called Music Pandas. Each outfit has a sleeveless parka and 2 versions of the jeans in flat and tall and with plain gradient and rainbow or color gradient at bottoms. There is also a music themed set of jewelry including a necklace, earrings and set of bracelets with resize in all the pieces. The meme this week is still from Strawberry Singh, her Introspection Meme.
♥ Regardless of your current number, how old do you actually feel? – I’m 30 and sometimes think, “Wow, I’m 30 already.” and other times I feel so much older, especially when I am all sore and achy.
♥ Which is worse, failing or never trying? – Never trying, because if you don’t try you don’t have a chance to succeed.
♥ If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? – I would do more to make myself happy. I’d face truths that I might not otherwise and maybe even change how I live. I’d try not to worry so much what others thought. I’d love to travel more and try to finish goals and dreams I have.
♥ Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? – I feel this is subjective, the right thing for me might not be the right thing for another. I don’t think I really worry about it much either way except while making the decisions.
♥ Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? – Joyful simpleton definitely! I’m no genius but have enough worry on me that I know if I was a genius it would be so much worse. So I’d rather be simple and happy if I had the choice.
♥ Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? – Honestly, probably not. Although all of my best friends know that I am super introverted and can’t always be around other people. I have been trying to get better at at least calling or texting or iming on facebook, but I always feel as if I’d be bothering the person and don’t always feel like talking a ton. But I continue to try and try to make sure my friends know that I am here for them and love them dearly.
 ♥ Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now? – Some small things no. The big bad breakup I had around that time, that still hurts though it is a duller ache now and I don’t think of it as often as I used to.
♥ At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? – After my emotional breakdown early this year when I decided to take better care of me and do more of what makes me happy. Since then I have been sticking to many of those goals and it is helping me a lot. Will be even better when spring hits and all the dreary weather and cold goes away.
♥ If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job? – Maybe. I would at least take more time to travel and to do things I enjoy. A lot of my time at work I am just sitting there not doing anything and that bores me really bad.
♥ If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? – My dad and my best friend Jess and if I could my SL family.
♥ What do you feel is the difference between being alive and truly living? – Being alive is just doing the basics to continue being alive. Sleep, eat, work to pay bills, repeat. Living is doing things you love and spending time with people you love. Trying to be happy and having goals and dreams.
♥ If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake? – Because mistakes come with consequences and usually not good ones. I think we are afraid of causing these bad consequences. We also don’t like the feeling of having failed in something, it makes us feel bad and lose some of our confidence, it can even hinder us trying other things that we might fail at.
♥ What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? – Be more open about my religion and beliefs and be more true to myself and my feelings.
♥ If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? – Enjoy your sleep, as you grow up you get less and less of it until you are really old and then maybe you start getting more again.
Hope you enjoyed getting to know me better! See you next week. 🙂
Credits:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Makeup – Alaskametro – Matte Mist Eyeshadow

Outfit 1 – Rainbow Panda – Rainbow Music Panda Outfit

Outfit 2 – Rainbow Panda – Pink Music Panda Outfit

Outfit 3 – Rainbow Panda – Eat Sleep Music Panda Outfit

Outfit 4 – Rainbow Panda – Blues Music Panda Outfit

Hair 1 – Wasabi Pills – Sorbet

Hair 2 – Wasabi Pills – Aurora

Hair 3 – Wasabi Pills – Sheryl

Hair 4 – Wasabi Pills – Suzy

Pose 1 – The Secret Hideout – Candy Crush Static Pose

Pose 2 – The Secret Hideout – Rockin’ That Beach Bod

Pose 3 – The Secret Hideout – Shrug Static Pose

Pose 4 – The Secret Hideout – Innocence Static Pose

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Out with Cusiloo

Man this was a eventful week. I felt bad for Ms Grumples, the cat my Mom gave me last week, so I decided to do a spell to attract a boy cat for her… only my fae magick decided to “help” and I ended up with a cat tail. >< At least it matches my hair tho! Not sure how to get rid of it and am actually finding it kind of fun so will let it be for a while. ♥ Then Mom and I went to one of Dad’s cover band concerts, Pink! It was so much fun to dance and sing along, we had a blast!

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I bugged my cusiloo, Lulu, to take a break from her homework and come hang out for a bit. We decided to take a bus to a nearby small town by the ocean for the day, but accidently fell asleep. We did end up in a small town by the ocean tho! Just a more rundown empty one than we meant to. But, there was a ice cream truck right as we got in town so we stopped for a treat. It was sooo good, but cusiloo had to hold me up when I almost fell because of my ridiculous heels.

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After the ice cream and near tumble we went into a little park and rested by a fountain. Someone had left a little panda stuffy behind so we kept it company and listened to the birds and tinkling of the fountain and the waves from the ocean. It was super relaxing and cusiloo almost dozed off again.

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Before we left I insisted we take a pic in front of the gorgeous sunset over the ocean. It was such a nice and relaxing day!  For music this week I wanted to share a recent find. I LOVE Little Mix and almost all of their songs! I was browsing youtube and came across this fun cover they did of their song Black Magic in Country style. See you next week, enjoy!

Credits for Me:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Tail – Sweet Thing – Fluffy Neko Tail (Bento)

Hair –  Doe – Miffy – Pastels

Makeup – Alaskametro – Matte Mist Eyeshadow

Nails – LIVIA – Candy Coco Nails

Bracelet – Miam Miam Jewelry – Yummy Charm Set (Seems to be gone now)

Outfit – Candy Kitten – Keep Calm I Love You

Pose 1 – Focus Poses – Friends 36

Pose 2 – K&S Creations – You’re My Best Friend 2 – Pose 6

Pose 3 – Focus Poses – Friends 91

Location – The Village & BarDeco

 

Have I Ever in SL?

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I decided to do Strawberry Singh’s “Have You Ever” meme!  I did delete the last 2 questions since I am answering as my teen avi and they weren’t really appropriate for her since she’s 14.

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♥ Have you ever owned a sim in Second Life? – Yes, I co-owned one with my SL family for four or so months.
♥ Have you ever created content in Second Life? – Yes: poses, clothing, edited scripts, photography, gestures, furniture, some random items.
♥ Have you ever driven a vehicle in Second Life? – Yes, although I am a terrible driver on SL.
♥ Have you ever gone sky diving in Second Life? – Yes, many times. Quite a few of them when deleting or taking up a build platform by accident.
♥ Have you ever played a sport in Second Life? – Not a group one, but I’ve done dance and archery and bowled a few times.
♥ Have you ever gone clubbing in Second Life? – Yes many times, tho not as often now as I used to.
♥ Have you ever fangirled/fanboyed someone in Second Life? – Omg yes! Anytime I meet a big-time store owner and when I met my favorite particle maker / performer!
♥ Have you ever taken a picture of your avatar in water in Second Life? – Yes, a few times.
♥ Have you ever taken a picture of a sunset in Second Life? – Yes, they are so gorgeous in the right lighting!
peaceful-night-at-home♥ Have you ever taken a nude picture of your avatar in Second Life? – Not on this avi no. As I play a toddler or teen. On my adult avi that used to be my main yes I did. I have also take nudes of others as clients when I was working at Photography Studios.
♥ Have you ever dated in Second Life? – Not on this avi. On my adult avi that used to be my main yes I did.
♥ Have you ever had or attended a wedding in Second Life? – Attended many! Had, none.
♥ Have you ever drank, smoked or taken drugs in Second Life? – No, no, and no. At least not on purpose. Though I did watch and laugh at my parents when they smoked week from plant pets and Dad when he puts on his drunk AO.

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Got another new release for my store! This time it’s a cute dress with kawaii fabrics matched with color change accessories and shoes. Enjoy!

Credits for Me:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Hair – Truth – Fleur w Flowers

Makeup – Alaskametro – Matte Mist Eyeshadow

Nails – LIVIA – Candy Coco Nails

Necklace –  Bowtique – Ice Creams Necklace

Bracelet – Miam Miam Jewelry – Yummy Charm Set (Seems to be gone now)

Dress – Perch – Veronica Dress

Shoes – KC Couture – Mabel Heels

Cat – JIAN – Floofy Feline – Hold – Grey

Poses – from furniture and AO

 

Credits for Ad Photo:

Outfit 1 – Rainbow Panda – Melty Sweetheart Dress Outfit

Outfit 2 – Rainbow Panda – Space Sweetheart Dress Outfit

Outfit 3 – Rainbow Panda – Sugar Baby Sweetheart Dress Outfit

Hair 1 – .Olive. – Nami – Colors

Hair 2 – .Olive. – Ivy – Megaset

Hair 3 – .Olive. – The Fleur – Colors

Pose 1 – Sari Sari – Cute Poses – 2

Pose 2 – Sari Sari – Idol – 1

Pose 3 – Sari Sari – Rei Poses – 1

 

New Wardrobe and Snacks

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We redid the house and during this Dad installed an awesome close area so we have this nice big changing room / closet. My cousin Lulu and I helped Mom put all the clothes and accessories away. Man was that tiring. After we collapsed on one of the poufs to rest for a bit.

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Lulu had to run to a job interview and Mom and I decided to raid the fridge. Turns out Dad locked the freezer somehow so I couldn’t get into the ice cream. >.<

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So I ate most of his strawberries with whipped cream! ♥ Mom snacked on the cupcakes that were in there.

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After we were full again, Mom wanted to make some cookies. I helped, by taste-testing. Giggles. Dad snuck a few too, but Mom didn’t catch him in the act like she did with me. We were both banished from the kitchen until Mom was done.


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I have another new release! I am trying to do them once a week and since Saturday is my blog day it’s now my project day to finish and release outfits too. This week it’s a cute sweater-skirt outfit with a pair of heels that have small legwarmers on them. I did the outfit in four designs. ♥ Enjoy! My video for this week has a couple members from my favorite acapella band, Pentatonix. It’s a cover of Katy Perry’s Rise.

Credits for My Outfit in the Top 4 Photos:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Hair – Truth – Ice – Pastels

Top –  Blueberry – Cutieberry in Pixie

Pants – Blueberry – Tali in Denims – Blue

Shoes – Mesh Agency – Samantha Ankle Booties

Poses – all were part of the furniture animations


Credits for Sweater Dresses:

Same body/head/hands/skin/eyes/ears/shape as above

Outfit 1 –  Rainbow Panda – Dancing Panda Sweater Outfit

Hair 1 – Magika – Surprise

Pose 1 – The Secret Hideout – Elinu Poses – 4

Outfit 2 –  Rainbow Panda – Black Rainbow Panda Sweater Outfit

Hair 2 – Magika – Thread

Pose 2 – The Secret Hideout – Elinu Poses – 3

Outfit 3 –  Rainbow Panda – How I Roll Panda Sweater Outfit

Hair 3 – Magika – The Wish

Pose 3 – The Secret Hideout – Elinu Poses – 8

Outfit 4 –  Rainbow Panda – Lil Love Panda Sweater Outfit

Hair 4 – Magika – Shade

Pose 4 – The Secret Hideout – Elinu Poses – 9

New Years Goals

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Every year we make a bunch of resolutions, most about getting into shape and losing weight. Well this year I decided to make a set of goals instead.

  1. Keep up with my blog. I want to try and post at least one post a week or at least 52 posts for the year. I like writing on here and doing photos and really want to try and get in the habit of consistently posting.
  2. Take and finish an Alison course. My boyfriend recently found this site for me. They have a bunch of free classes, including digital photography course from Harvard. And many when you finish if you pass the text with 80% or better they send you a diploma certificate for it. I love to learn things and expand my skills.
  3. Communicate better. Especially with my SL family, but also with people in RL. I am pretty introverted and will hold things in and let things slide without saying anything. Recently that led to a real tough spot and emotional breakdown. My parents and I talked and decided we all needed to work to be sure to communicate and listen to each other.
  4. Learn and improve my skills with dance tools and shows/videos. I have been working on it for a few months but there is still a lot I want to learn and get better at. I see so many amazing shows and videos, I am not aiming to be like any of them but want to learn the skills so I can show my own uniqueness.
  5. Get more in touch with my spiritual side. Mainly I really need to learn to ground and center myself. I believe it will really help with my emotional state. I have beliefs, yeah, but don’t think of them or practice them much. I want to change that, because it gave me a sense of peace and stability I lack nowadays.
  6. Buy less Lindens. I am creative and like building/making things. I just need to make and sell more on marketplace and maybe inworld. Curb my shopaholic-ism. Will be hard to do, I am used to just buying Lindens when I want stuff and buying a lot. However, RL has demands of its own and those really need to come first, despite how cheap I say it is in comparison. Suppose it is good that I’m not a shopaholic in RL as well. Way cheaper to be one in SL. Think I will start doing some freelance photography again too. I have worked at studios before but they kept me busy all the time and I have family and other hobbies I want to continue to work on while also learning new skills.

relaxing-musicI am sure I could think of many others, but I feel these are the major ones I really want to achieve this year. I also feel like they are achievable and think that’s important for goals, otherwise we end up feeling down and seems like that makes it even harder to work towards achieving them later.

I saw one of my favorite stores had a few new things out and they looked so comfy I used them for my pictures. Been fighting a bug this week so comfy clothing and music was used a lot. The video this week is in a different language, but has English captions and I am in love with it. I have probably listened to it like a million times today. ♥

Credits:

Mesh Body/Feet –Belleza– Isis V3

Bento Hands – Vista Animations & Co – Bento Prohands V.2

Mesh Head – LeLutka – Simone 2.2 (Bento version)

Skin – Pink Fuel – Doll V2

Eyebrows – Au Naturel – Pale Pink (tinted on lelutka hud)

Eyes – S0ng – Sugar~ Ice Eye [R] & Violet Eye [L]

Ears – Mandala – STEKING_EARS_Season5 ver B

Shape (Face) – Coffee Break – Cafe Bombon Shape for Lelutka BENTO

Hair – Analog Dog – Charlotte – Fantasy Hud (gift @ The Gaurdians Event)

Headphones – NS – Kitty Headphones

Top/Shorts – NS – Misu Set

Pose – Stop Time – In Bed

Windlight – AnaLu Studio 5

Location – My Home/Bedroom

Music’s Influence

Hi, my name’s Wyona and I’m a music addict. ♥ No lie, I listen to music as much as I can. As I’m working on things, to help my mood, for dance troupe, even when I sleep. I will wake up in the middle of the night to no music and wake up just enough to start Pandora back up and go back to sleep. I also love all kinds from new age and classical to industrial and techno. I’m not a huge fan of metal, country, blues and them but even in those genres I have songs I like.

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I also love anime as you might guess from my cutesy or kawaii style. So for this post I wanted to share my love of both as well as pose a question. What would you do if one of the things you were passionate about became banned and against the law? Me, with music and reading, I would likely bootleg and hoard and have to have music and books despite it. I tend to be introverted and bad with emotions, so they have a habit of sometimes overwhelming me. Music is my lifeline in those times. It helps ground me and lift my mood as well as help me feel more energetic. When I clean house or do other things I hate music is always there to help it go quicker and make it more bearable ( I can’t say enjoyable lol).

An anime that is a bit older but addresses this question perfect (and I’ve seen it multiple times now) is AKB0048. It’s based in a universe where humans have expanded into the universe but some planted have banned music and arts. Now, we can’t say for sure the worlds they show would be how it would look for sure but I think they did a decent job based on past history and how humans have responded to authority banning or limiting our music and arts. The towns this group of idols go to visit are gray and gloomy with smog and food lines where everyone looks miserable. Despite the danger to the girls, they travel to planets to see their fans even if that planet is under an entertainment ban, and many times these concerts help inspire change.

For me, this very much reflects how I think my life would be without music or art. Without them what would I have to do to recharge my mood and energy? To pick me up when I am feeling sad? Or even to calm me when I am angry? I turn to both music and art (mainly through photography and dance choreography on SL) to help me during those times. My only other real outlet is books. But if they ban entertainment of music and art, when would that expand to the fantasy and sci-fi books I love so much? Or even to other fiction books?

Another reason I love the anime, and other dance and music oriented shows and movies, is it shows the growth and struggles the members of the group have to go through as well. Three of the newer trainees in the group come from a banned entertainment planet themselves.

When I was shopping marketplace I came across this dress and it reminded me of some of the outfits I’ve seen idols wearing in anime and I thought it would would work great for this post. Sorry there is only one picture, I had a couple more but I really didn’t like how they turned out. I want to experiment with lighting more and see if I can get better, sometimes the shadows just make the photo unappealing to me when I go to edit. Also, I have chosen to share a couple videos of AKB0048. I was unable to find many with english subs of good quality. The longer one I did find though, I love the songs, the lyrics are very touching to me. Also there are so many other great anime or musicals or even shows based around dance and music that I love, I just chose this one because of how perfect it fit with the main thing I wanted to talk about. ♥ Next time, a book meme!!


Credits:

Body/Head/Hands/Skin/Shape/Eyes/Ears on blog sidebar.
Makeup – came with skin
Smile – Imeka – Mouth Bento Poses

Snow Particles – Elymode – Let It Snow particles (wearable version)
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Solana Windblown Mesh Hair
Tiara – Moon Amore – Frozen Xmas / Crystal Tiara (Ice)
Dress and Sleeves – Moon Amore – Frozen Xmas / Frozen Heart Dress RARE
Breath Particles – Anachron – Breath Fog Attachment
Boots – Chic & Shoes – Flirty Boots (Fitted Mesh)
Tights – [QE]  – Snowflake Stockings Omega HUD /Blue/
Pose 1 – Elymode – Let It Snow – 01
Windlight – Night

Location – Elven Glade