The Gift of Christmas ♥

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The Holiday is here and everyone is getting crazy with all the fun stuff happening both in real life and Second life. In real life, I will be working on both Christmas eve and day, not fun, I know but, I need to do it since I will be on and off holiday on January. I need to cover tons of hours at work so I can afford to travel on my birthday month. Dec 30 and onward, it will be my time with family who will be coming over from Canada so, no work for me on those days and that is when I will be in my lazy mode, I will be in my bed watching re-runs of my fave tv show while eating lots of chocolates – Hello Diabetes! (LOL).

Christmas is the season for giving and there are sooo many generous store owners on SL that are giving away awesome gifts. Be sure to visit your favorite stores because for sure, they have something amazing in store for you. I received my gifts very early this December. I am not sure if I am allowed to say this but I will say it anyways. The great Meli Imako has assigned me to do photographs for her marketplace. It is an honor to be working for someone who has been sharing her knowledge and talent in creating and building objects on SL. I will do my very best to showcase the beauty of her items through my photography, I so hope to give justice to it. I will also be featured as a the newest blogger on SL, stay tuned for that. I shall write a blog post dedicated to that adventure … I am so excited!

When I was young, I did not get gifts every Christmas. I grew up living a very simple life in RL. The money that my mom had was only enough to buy rice and fish and I remember that every Christmas eve and day, we are just inside our house waiting for the day to be over. Having new clothes and shoes for the holidays is considered a luxury for me and my siblings. What others considered as a normal thing every Christmas is considered too fancy for us. At a young age, I understood that I can never have what other kids had. During my teens, I was gifted with a very nice top but since I was not used to receiving gifts, I gave it back to the person who gave it to me because I was too shy. I felt not deserving of that gift, I was terrified and do not know what to do with it. A part of me loves it so much but a part of me is too embarrass to be seen holding a fancy wrapped box. The person who gave it to me told me to keep it and that it is mine. It was a nice feeling, and I never forgot that day, that feeling, that moment.

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We did not have a lot in RL, but we have just enough to survive during those times. I grew up understanding the value of having simple things. There were many gifts that my mom has given to me and my siblings. The gift of education and contentment. Now that I am an adult, I became very ambitious, I work so hard and I always do what will make me happy. I am not into material things but every now and then, I would spoil myself with something really beautiful – of course, I also spoil my mom with everything she likes as she deserves it more than I do.

This Christmas,  I hope that you will all get the gifts that you like to get but always remember to count your blessings. What’s important is your love for everything and everyone. I hope that you get to spend the holidays with your loved ones. I wish everyone good health, peace of mind and endless happiness. God bless you all and Merry Christmas!

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Hair ::: Baby Blue by Lamb

Sweater ::: Cozy Sweater by Pixicat

Pants ::: Mia Jeans in Black by Blueberry

Footwear ::: Queluz Pump Fatpack by Hucci

Hat ::: Happy New Year Hat by Monso

Antler ::: Antlers with Decorations by Linsey Nolan

Pose ::: Sexpot by oOo Studio

Sim and Decor ::: Depoz Christmas Boutique

Me and my Boyfriend ♥

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I am very proud to say that me and my partner, Mat, have been together for three solid years in Second Life. I still find myself chuckling whenever I remember how I met him. I was on a dance pole, doing my sexy dances when I saw him landed at The Pink Velvet Club. He was wearing this odd looking beach shorts with a noobie skin and hair. I said Hi to him and he was nice enough to go on the couch and started talking to me. He was a gentleman and quite generous with tips, to think I did not even take off my bikinis. We started talking about where we were located in RL and pretty much talked about each other’s real stuff. I thought he was just one of those men who will talk to me today and never again tomorrow, it was an SL stripper thing – LOL .. by the way, he never asked for sex No No No!

Click on video above – this was my gift for Mat on Valentines Day 2013

Mat and I are friends first, then lovers. The constant conversation on Skype and knowing that he would stay up until 1 AM for me even if he has to work at 7 am the next day, made me realize that this guy must be up to something “nice”. I get excited when he goes online and I love spending countless hours with him – there is never a dull moment with my love. We love to laugh, watch movies online, we love to make fun of people – and each other too LOL. When he finally asked me if he can add me to real life Facebook, I was so happy, and then one day he told me that, he would love to make our relationship a real one and that there is no need for him to be on SL all the time since he has always wanted me to be his Real Life love … I almost faint! After 3 years, we are still together … we had our ups and downs, we went through it all. I am very happy that we were able to endure each other’s dramatic moment.

It is never easy to have this virtual and long distance relationship. He is from Canada, I am from the Philippines. Since we want to make it work, we work hard to make it work. My frustration of being away from him, not being able to cuddle, kiss and hold hands is really heartbreaking but I need to accept it because that is how it is for now. If there is anything that I really treasure about my relationship with Mat is that we have created our own world on SL. We have a beautiful beach home, we have a stubborn perverted cat, Sphynx, we both love to put our avatars in awkward positions (LOL) and we just enjoy discovering new things inworld.

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I don’t really know if it is still possible but, maybe someday, me and my love, Mat, will meet in real life. If not, I will still treasure the good  times and will wish him the best as I know, that he has a good heart. Second Life has been good to me, Mat is one of it’s amazing gifts and it is also a reason why I still believe there are good people in the community. I know for a fact there are genuine real love stories on SL and I hope that you will find and make your own love story too. Love love love ❤

Dawn’s Avatar Detail

Head ::: Logo Alex Mesh Head and Aria Dark Tone from Lara Hurley

Hair ::: Foxy by Truth Hair

Footwear ::: Lucy Wedges in Rose from CandyDoll

Top ::: Cropped Top in Pink from Blueberry

Bottom ::: Sylvia Shorts in White from Blueberry

Mat’s Avatar Detail

Head :::  Belleza

Body ::: The Mesh Project (TMP)

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Pet ::: French Bulldog from O.M.E.N. for The Arcade Gacha gift

Pose on Couch ::: Gamer Couple from Belle Poses for Winter Trend 2015

Pose Standing ::: 111 from Pose Maniacs

My inspiration ♥

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Strawberry Singh

I been wanting to create a blog that will talk about many things in Second Life and a bit of my Real Life. I will probably share a bit of the real me every now and then but I want to focus more on the life I live in when I want to escape reality. I know there are tons of fashion and lifestyle bloggers on SL but Strawberry Singh is different. I started reading her blog two years ago because her posts are always informative and very educational. I learned how to appreciate the many sims in the virtual world because she encourage readers like me to explore beautiful sims in SL. I was able to understand how I should improve my avatar by using the right tools. She would discuss many topics and they are not only about beautifying an avatar… a lot of them makes you realize there is something beautiful happening in this virtual community and you can find them just by clicking that mouse. When I read her posts, it makes me like to stay on Second Life and find the creative side of me. Many people say that SL can be creepy, even I, for awhile thought the same way but now, it is different. I want to do many things on SL. I wish to be like Strawberry, but I know I can only be me. I hope this first blog post is the start of my new amazing adventure on Second Life.

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Body : Lara Maitreya Mesh Body

Hair : Clove Fudge Wasabi Pills Mesh Hair

Footwear : CandyDoll Lucy Wedges in Black

Shorts : Blueberry Ripped Denim Shorts Belted

Top : Dead Cute Tank by *Boom* Clothing Co.

Socks : Girl Thursday (gt) Sports Socks

Location : My beach home at Azure Island