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Happy Eid!

Happy Eid

Eid al-Fitr has arrived and it’s been a wonderfully spiritual month of Ramadan for me. Ramadan is one of my most favorite months of the year. It’s a time my family really comes together. We wake up before sunrise and eat together then open our fasts together after sunset. We read the Quran together, we pray together, we give each other support. It’s a time I cherish dearly. After the month is over, we have Eid. Eid is like Christmas to us. We spend the day together, sharing gifts, meeting relatives, eating lots of sweet treats and it’s something I always look forward to. I may not be the best muslim, but these are the times that bring me back to my roots and my spirituality. For those of you celebrating Eid, I wish you lots of happiness with your loved ones today. I hope this coming year will be a more peaceful one for everyone and there is less human suffering all over the world.

I’ve been so busy this past month that I never got the chance to visit the community celebrations this past June for Second Life’s 12th birthday. I’ve been trying to keep up with them by reading all the blogs. Of course the lovely Ms. Inara Pey and the evil Mr. Ciaran Laval have done a wonderful job covering it. You may not think Mr. Laval is evil, but trust me on this, he’s totally evil.

During the birthday celebrations, the CEO of Linden Lab, Ebbe Altberg, was interviewed by Saffia Widdershins and Jo Yardley. The interview ended with some audience Q&A, but there wasn’t time to get to all of the audience questions so the Lindens have started a thread on the community forums called Ask the CEO where residents are invited to ask any questions they may have and both the CEO and other Lindens will try and answer them. So far the thread has been going very well and has been quite informative, especially if you are interested in the new virtual world that Linden Lab is working on (Project Sansar). Mr. Laval has done a summary post of what we’ve learned so far from the Q&A if you’d like to catch up.

It’s great to see not only the Lindens but the CEO interacting with the residents this way and providing as much information as possible. I hope this thread stays active for a while and they think of more ideas like this to reach out and interact with the community.

Credits:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1 by Jadenart
*Skin: Glam Affair (LeLutka Heads) Tecla Mermaid by Aida Ewing (@ C88)
Headscarf: LeLutka Bandana – Kali Headscarf by Thora Charron (Exclusive to Hair Fair for Bandana Day – L$50)
*Top: {Junbug} Sitara Top [Vintage] – S by Juno Mantel
*Jewelry: MG – Maharani by Maxi Gossamer

Happy Ramadan!

Today is the first day of the month of fasting for Muslims around the world. This month is called Ramadan and at the end of the month we have a big celebration called Eid. I try to do a Ramadan and Eid image every occassion, you can check them out in my flickr set. I […] Continue reading →

Spice

This month’s theme for Uber is spice, focusing on South Asian inspired content. My most favorite theme so far! Zaara has released something for the men this round. A Nehru suit and turban. Nehru suits consists of a hip-length tailored jacket with a mandarin collar often worn by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of […] Continue reading →

Long Live the Queen!

Whenever I put on any kind of crown in Second Life, I admit to feeling a bit like royalty. Who wouldn’t though with this crown? It’s just magnificent! Below is a full shot of the crown because even though I love the closeup shot of my face, I really did want to show you the […] Continue reading →

Take me to Jodhpur

The Arcade Gacha Events returns March 1st and Zaara is taking us all to Jodhpur, India this round. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is often referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid blue-painted houses that surround the infamous Mehrangarh Fort. It is one of […] Continue reading →

Inspiration Recreation

Arora Zanzibar has been running a blogger/photography challenge so I thought I’d tell you guys about it. I think blog or photography challenges and contests are a great way to find inspiration to create or write on your own. For her challenge every month she shares a series of real world images and asks you […] Continue reading →

Chandni

In Sanskrit, the name Chandni means moonlight and it’s one of the names my father uses for me when he’s being especially endearing. Since I have been begging Ms. Zaara Kohime to make a mesh lehenga for me for about 2 years now, she said that I get to name it. So here is the new […] Continue reading →

Body Party

(click here for raw shot) I dropped by the Genre event this month because their theme is South Asia, and of course I couldn’t resist that. Majority of the items are around L$100, I picked up a few things. This Indian themed wall unit from Mirage is texture changeable and comes with 14 animated couples […] Continue reading →

Happy Eid!

This is the last day of Ramadan and tomorrow is Eid for me so I wanted to share an Eid picture. I know some celebrated Eid today and some are celebrating tomorrow, so just wanted to wish everyone a very happy and joyous day, whichever day you celebrate! I hope this year brings lots of […] Continue reading →

Weddings Around the World

Libby Farleigh, the publisher of Fusion Magazine recently contacted me and requested I do two images for her special Wedding issue. They have a segment on weddings around the world so she asked me to share some colorful imagery depicting indian wedding traditions. Indian weddings are usually a big celebration of two families coming together, […] Continue reading →

A Journey Through India

For the summer issue of TREMPE mode magazine, I was asked to take you all on a journey through India. I tried to use mostly mesh items in this editorial, however there are still a few favorites from the pre-mesh era that I felt compelled to include. The build I’ve used in all of the […] Continue reading →

Happy Ramadan!

(raw shot) It’s that time of the year again where I get cranky and moody while I fast with my loved ones during the daylight hours. Today was the 1st day of the Islamic month of Ramadan and visions of double chocolate cupcakes have been dancing through my head. Although I do have a tough […] Continue reading →

Desi Girls

You may not be familiar with the word “desi” it’s basically a term used to describe the people, cultures, and products of South Asia. Meet my friend Reema Xue, she’s desi like me. If you have Reema on your plurk timeline, then you probably already know that she is absolutely one of the sweetest people […] Continue reading →