Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Garden - Saturday 1 and 6 PM SLT

❁ ❁ ❁ THE GARDEN ❁ ❁ ❁


An award winning play in traditional Kabuki style performance.  Set in 1700s feudal Japan....The story of Ho-Ling and Ji-Yue as they endure life, war and love.  Beautiful costumes and set design, a wonderful play...performed live.   Starring Mojo Manamiko and LuckyMoon Jiagu.  Open at Solitare sim on Saturday, September 4, at 1 and 6 PM SLT.  "The Garden" will have a two week run @ Solitaire which may be extended. Please check back for show times.

Private plays for you or your group are available for bookings. Please contact Mojo Manamiko or LuckyMoon Jiagu.

Fashion Feature: GiMa Bikini Leopard

Rawwwwwwwwrrrr in GiMa's Leopard Bikini

Hair:                       ETD Jackie
Shape:                    Alady Gloria updated version
Skin:                       League Skin Deeptan kate Morning Dew
Eyes:                      Pupilles Alyson Minelli
Outfit:                    GiMa Bikini Leopard
Accessories:          DP D-Platinum-Sig-Round Bamboo Hoop
                               Belly ring teal star
                               Detour Nails French Pink 1
                               Vixen eye lashes
Location:               SurfWatch photostudios, Boracay
Photographer:       Tauri Tigerpaw

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mari's Mailbag: Endless Summer

submitted by Marianna Monentes

Seems like summer is never going to end this year but then, why should it? An endless summer means surfing forever and to me, it doesn't get much better than that.

Found this in and thought you would enjoy reading about it:
"Director Bruce Brown follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on a surf trip around the world. Despite the balmy climate of their native California, cold ocean currents make local beaches inhospitable during the winter. They travel to the coasts of Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii in a quest for new surf spots and introduce locals to the sport. Other important surfers of the time, such as Miki Dora, Phil Edwards and Butch Van Artsdalen, also appear."

Its title comes from the idea, expressed at both the beginning and end of the film, that if one had enough time and money, it would be possible to follow the summer around the world, making it endless. The concept of the film was born through the suggestion of a travel agent to Bruce Brown during the planning stages of the film. The travel agent suggested that the flight from Los Angeles to Cape Town, South Africa, and back would cost $50 more than a trip circumnavigating the world. After which Bruce came up with the idea of following the summer season by traveling around the world.  The narrative presentation eases from the stiff and formal documentary of the 1950s and early 1960s to a more casual and fun-loving personal style filled with sly humor. The surf-rock soundtrack to the film was provided by The Sandals. The "Theme to the Endless Summer" was written by Gaston Georis and John Blakeley of the Sandals. It has become one of the best known film themes in the surf movie genre.

When the movie was first shown, it encouraged many surfers to go abroad, giving birth to the "surf-and-travel" culture which prizes finding "uncrowded surf", meeting new people, and riding the perfect wave. It also introduced the sport which had become popular outside of Hawaii and the Polynesian Islands in places like California and Australia, to a broader audience. In addition, it set the style for later surf-and-travel movies, including Momentum, (These Are) Better Days, and Thicker Than Water.

In 2002, The Endless Summer was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Thursday, September 2, 2010

SLSA Official Election Results

The Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) has announced the official results of the September 1, 2010, Director election.  Abel Halderman and Kantbe Thursday, the only two candidates for two open Director seats, each received 9 votes.  They join Syx Toshi, Harbor Piers and Countess Decosta and fill the posts completed by Colleen Brennan and Bobbi Laval.  Halderman and Thursday's posts will run for 6 months, until March 1, 2011.  Toshi, Piers and Decosta seats will be up for election on December 1, 2010.  The SLSA staggers the election process to ensure there are some experienced Directors on the Board thru the transitional phases and has processes in place for special elections should a sitting Director be unable to complete their six month term.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SurfWatch Wave Report

The Wave Report has been updated to add some new surfing sims!  Remember to keep checking the wave report by clicking on the link in the sidebar to the right to access the latest updated surfing sim information by wave type!  And for a quick way to access some of the best surfing sims, stop by the SurfWatch Shop at Southend (Goombah Estates) and use the teleporter!  New surf sims being added to the teleporter regularly!  Special thanks to Kantbe Thursday for her constant updates and research to make sure Second Life (SL) surfers have the most up to date surf sim information available!

SLSA Director Elections

Remember to vote today if you endorse the two candidates running to fill the two open Second Life Surfing Association (SLSA) Director seats.  The two candidates are Kantbe Thursday and Abel Halderman.  Voting is by the voting box at the Archipelago sim.  See for more details.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

bullet Admiral: Artist

submitted by Marianna Monentes
Biography of artist bullet Admiral

bullet is a new artist on the Second Life (SL) scene. In the four short months of his SL life, he has become an avid supporter and host of his favorite SL charity bullet donates his time and artistic talents to support the West of Ireland sims and the great people he has befriended there. bullet Admiral is now a Reef Rider Pro, which is a surf team that is based out of West of Ireland. All of the proceeds raised from the sale of bullet Admiral's art goes to support War Child charity. bullet Admiral encourages you to support this venue at Winddragon.  Come to the West of Ireland sims to surf, and to donate to War Child. bullet might even give you a free lesson on surfing (smiles). Please enjoy the art, that is bullet's wish.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blue Moon Island Rentals Available!

submitted by Monq Pinklady

Robin Mapp and Monq Pinklady are creating happy places in Second Life (SL)!  With 6 lovely waterfront rentals, 250L a week for 100 prims, complete with an epic wave running in front of the deck, come enjoy the sunsets at Surf Naked, Blue Moon Island

Exciting News from Creative Cakes by Mari!

submitted by Marianna Monentes

Creative Cakes by Mari (Marianna Monentes) is so proud to introduce RW's (Reemer Waco) latest masterpiece!! This is a menu driven "Party Cake" that has everything you need for your party!! You will find Cake Slices, Champagne, Punch, Party Hats, Balloons, Confetti, and Candles!! You can change frosting and candles to make it unique for your party!! Have the confetti falling gracefully and choose whether to cut the cake or leave it whole. It has the option to have a doily or not. This is a well thought out cake that will last you for many years to come, good for all your party needs!! When we thought about the menu, we wanted many options and ease of use!! RW made this cake FUN!!  Come by Creative Cakes by Mari currently located at Southend, Goombah Estates, or contact Mari in world to find out more!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Juna/Myst Wedding!

submitted by Marianna Monentes

Arjuna Bombastic and Mystyre Sapphire wed 8/27/10 at 8 PM SLT.  The wedding was held at Tuli Bahari. This turned out to be a spectacular wedding. The bride wore a gown by Son!a which was impeccable. Mystyre simply glowed as seen here in these photos. Juna, too, looked radiant in his tux created by SF Designs. The bridesmaids all wore gowns by Blaze.  The color matched the sea in the background beautifully. This is a wedding to stay in many of the guests' minds for quite some time as it was beautifully arranged.

More pictures of the wedding can be viewed at:

Tauri's Tidbits and Sticky Situations #2

We were recently having a convo about Second Life (SL) situations and talking about SL etiquette - is there such a thing? You know, the kinds of things you run into in SL and are not sure of the proper way to handle. We'll be periodically posting these dilemmas and looking for genuinely constuctive feedback on your opinion. If you have a comment or a dilemma of your own, let us know and we'll add it to the list!

How do you tell someone their hair/skin/shape etc. are just not working for them without totally hurting their feelings?  You like him...but that bald spot is distracting.  You like her...but her skin looks like a rubber blow up doll.  We've found this is harder in a relationship situation - easier to tell your buddy that his hair has a big bald spot showing than a potential partner.  Tell us what you think!