Sunday, May 29, 2005

Superrific news!

I have a tropical land! Kamba is the succulent name so newly dear to me. My neighbors are as important to me as the landscape, and I'm ecstatic about residing right next to Damani. For those of you not familiar with him - he is one of the most talented and famous designers SL has ever had. I had no idea he had like a gazillion square meters of land here. What's more important though, is what he does with it. I'm verry happy to say he devoted all of it to beauty and can I say CLASS! He's obviously very devoted to SL which means he's not moving any time soon, which means I've got a great location. I've got views of water and a mountain, and the earth is flat. I could tell you more, but you have to come see it for yourself :) I got the land for $4k btw - LOL that lucky Bingo pot came in handy.

It's not like I found this land just like that. At first I used the Find > Land Sales tool. Unsatisfied, I resorted to just flying over to any 512 sq m land that was for sale on the map in the tropical lands. But before I flew over, I clicked the Terrain tab to see what kind of objects surrounded the plot. This is how I discovered this one! But I had to choose between it and another one in Igbo (90, 67). There are two 512 sq m plots in Igbo, side by side, facing a vast waterfront with these cute little dock houses. Behind is a huge locked Linden land filled with palm trees. It's very serene and beautiful. It just seemed kind of lonely to me. It's still for sale *WINK WINK* for around $3k, I believe?...

Well, I'm off to say hi to my neighbors :)

P.S.: In my next post I'll tell ya how I discovered SL.
Igbo Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Virtual paradise

I'm back in SL (yay!) and what's new is that I sold 512 sqm of land in Hazeltine to a cool guy named Glydur Stonebender. I IMed him to thank him for the purchase and he IMed me back telling me how lucky he felt getting land with such a good view. We chatted more and exchanged calling cards :) I would've kept the land for myself, being that it sits on a rocky hill overlooking a snowy forest and the horizon (the Sunsets are incredible!)...behind it is a green forest enveloped in mist, so it's a wonderful location for a virtual home :)
Anyway, I would've kept it if it was a tropical sim. But it's not. Quoting Glydur, "It's more like Aspen, Colorado."

Why do I want land in a tropical sim so badly? For my garden. I can't have a virtual home without a garden. That's just me. Substitutes a real one, too.

Well, I'm off to look for that land...

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Great things really do happen when you least expect it

I'm amazed. I log onto SL, and the first thing I remember to do is to go to Bingoland Park to check whether I won anything in the Gigas lottery. But I guess if you win the lottery once, doesn't mean you'll win it again, does it!
The amazing part is here: It turns out I came there right before the last Bingo game (wasn't expecting that!), so I decide to try my luck one more time and play Bingo even though I never EVER win!! Like I always do, I leave the numbers on my card unchanged, for luck.

One after another, the numbers match the pattern, and before I know it, I win! What's more amazing is it was an extraordinary pot of $1,000L. I did feel sad for those that got their hopes shattered :( I really do know the feeling. But I also need the money to buy nice land and decorate it and etc... But still, moments like this rejuvenate a sense of wonder. Ever had this happen to you?