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Showing posts with label Orchids Zenovka. Show all posts
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Business Partnerships: Forming Partners and Sponsorships- Orchids Reporting...

The human being is a very unique social animal. We know when to join forces and when to walk alone. Joint ideas for good have brought about far reaching changes like the WHO , UNICEF and so many others. On the other hand we had alliances like as occurred during World War II and the Cold War.
Business partnerships have been formed since ages. But many partners start off with great enthusiasm without much planning and few ground rules. Down the line there are conflicts over what each partner expected going into the partnership. Clashes over trivial and major things like work ethics, financial goals, leadership and the role of each person start.
So, how do you avoid all that grief and not only set up but maintain and sustain a business partnership? You can ask yourself a few questions which I discovered after speaking to SL as well from RL business owners.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Halloween Second Lifers!- Orchids Reporting…

Halloween  or the "All Hallows' Evening" is near!  And so is 
the time for making jack-o'-lanterns and dressing up for Halloween parties, but do you know the real story behind this holiday?
This is an old Irish myth about a man "Stingy Jack." Stingy Jack once invites the Devil to have a drink with him and tricks the devil to turn himself into a coin. Jack puts the coin into his pocket with a silver cross. The devil could not change back into his original form till he promised Jack  that he would not bother him for one year and if should Jack die, he would not claim his soul.
Come next year, Jack again tricks the devil into climbing into a tree to pick fruit and carves a sign of the cross into the tree's bark so the devil could not come down until  he promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.

Soon after, Jack dies. God would not allow such a cheat into heaven. The devil, being upset with Jack and keeping his word not to claim his soul, wouldn’t allow Jack into hell. He sends Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and as the legend goes, roams the Earth with ever since. This ghostly figure came to be known as "Jack of the Lantern," and then, simply "Jack O'Lantern."
In Ireland and Scotland, people carved scary faces into turnips or potatoes. In England, large beets were used. Immigrants from these countries brought the Jack o' Lantern tradition with them when they came to the United States. They soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to America, make perfect jack-o'-lanterns.

There are many ways to celebrate the ghostly spirit of Halloween in SL ! Here are a few ways..

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Celtic Corsets: Interview with Tiana about Life, Business and Celtic fashion - © Orchids Reports…

Celtic attire of the past was all made out of materials that, unfortunately, broke down over the centuries. 

These materials, such as linen and wool, made for many spectacular articles of clothing, which can only now be re-constructed from information found on stone carvings, and in stories and written descriptions. Celtic clothing has of course been changed by modern hands, and there are many variations on the types of clothing that was worn centuries ago.

An interview with Tiana (azhdeen wirefly) ; a Scot gal into Celtic fashion who in spite of an RL battle with her heart, has found a good mix in life, business and partying in SL.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Spotlight On Chest Treasures: The Shopping Mall For Busty Women ©- Orchids Reporting…

Late nineteenth century, the rise of the mail order  catalogs brought a world of goods to a consumer’s doorstep. Years later, shopping and buying would undergo another

It became known simply as “the mall.” Historically, its said,  if you put three stores together, people would shop at one store and look at what the other stores have.The mall is an interesting concept which has come a long way. The Chest Treasures is one such place.

Interview with Solidx

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Legend of the RMS Titanic in Second Life- Orchids Reports

“Though she sank in 1912 the RMS Titanic lives on in the minds of millions. Movies have been made, Museums erected, books have been written... 

Within Second Life you are only limited by your imagination. Come join us sometime on the Ship of Dreams, as she floats upon an ocean of memories...”

Titanic –“gigantic” takes its origins in Greek Mythology. The “RMS Titanic” or the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) indicated that she carried mail under contract with the Royal Mail. It was an Olympic-class ocean liner built at Belfast, Ireland; the largest vessel of the British shipping company White Star Line's fleet.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stylish Business in SL- The 7 Deadly s{K}ins- Talking to Izara Morane© - Orchids Reports…

7 Deadly s{K}ins aspires to make women feel "sexy, secure and real" because “women have real curves and flaws...they are not Barbie dolls."

 You are a successful businesswoman in SL. Thank you for spending time out with us :).
- Izara Aviatik Morane (izara.zuta)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Depression Part 5: How Second Life gave me a Second chance ©- Talking to Ian- Orchids Reports…

Orchids: Hallo Ian, Thank you for talking to SLE. You have an active interest in helping people who have depression. We understand this has been a very personal fight for you. Can you tell us about your struggle?

Ian: First I want to say that I have been through depression myself. I lost everything, my marriage, my dream home, my job, my life savings, and very nearly my life through severe clinical depression. One of the problems of trying to help someone overcome depression is that we often don't realize what is happening to us. The average person has no frame of reference to understand exactly why they are feeling so bad, what often makes things worse is that people around them don't always understand how to support someone with depression.

The stories of depression are heart-rending. Each is as unique as the individuals concerned, it is an incredibly personalized experience.
Of course, some people are not around to give us their story, and that is perhaps the most tragic loss of all.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Observing 9/11 in Second Life- Dedicated to those who fell and to those who carry on ©- Orchids Zenovka Reporting…

September 11th is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 113 days remaining until the end of the year. But there were some who did not get to see them.

Remembering :
The September 9/11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within two hours, both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the WTC complex, as well as major damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense), leading to a partial collapse in its western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C.,[2] but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. In total, almost 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. It also was the deadliest incident for firefighters in the history of the United States.

Tribute Events in SL :

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Boobies of Second Life! Highlight on a free second life group:The Big Boobie Babes group (Part 2) ©…Orchids Zenovka Reporting…

Continuation of part 1

 Talking to Tara Asamoah…

Orchids: Who runs BBBF?
Tara : BBBF was started by Babs (Babaloos) and she is the boss lady, but at the moment she has had to take a sabbatical from SL for RL commitments, leaving me (Tara Asamoah) and Deej (DJ Mixemup) as management in her absence.

Orchids: You have maintained a free group to help Avis with implants. What inspires you  to maintain this group?

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Boobies of Second Life! Highlight on a free second life group:The Big Boobie Babes Group (Part1) ©-Orchids Zenovka Reporting...

Though it is easier to cry in a Mercedes than out on the street, the best things in life are still free…
- Orchids

What is one of the beauties in life that is free yet comforting at any time? Yes, its boobies! Breasts are beautiful; be they small or big. The sacred feminine is often described by the cleavage which while anti-feministic in itself, it is also true that females, animal and human; have breasts. And in today’s world, sexuality and beauty has become broader concept. Some androgynous male actors and models look ethereal. 

Nonetheless, old prejudices from real life carry onto second life as well.  Implant boobies may feel anti-feministic and meaningless. But then anything we do in RL or SL… from the watch you wear to your favorite food is pointless. Might as well as eat bananas and survive. Thus mermaid and neko communities have been able to give a welcome haven to many, pushing past boundaries, without fear of ridicule.
Boobies’ boobies and more:

Friday, August 9, 2013

Spotlight on TRESOR COUTURE; the Re-invention of Affordable Elegance for the Fashion Diva in Second life on August 16 ©- Orchids Reporting…

“The phoenix must burn to emerge.”
-       Janet Fitch(White Oleander)
The word "couture" immediately conjures up the image of a highly exclusive designer and clientele whose capacity for creation is considered highly unique and off the beaten track. Couture fashion in the real world and in second life to a great extent comes at an interesting decline in the pocket contents. Few people can really afford clothing at such prices. Fashion and taste is not an exclusive to any group. A fashionista may be lurking in the heart of that waitress making ends meet. SL is fantastic in its concept that anyone can be the diva which their heart sees for a fraction of the cost of real life. Here at Tresor Couture their main goal is to make high end quality fashion at affordable prices for the second life of the fashion diva. They have been here a long time and now it’s a time for re-invention.

Interview with Karensunshine Renierd (karensunshine.emerald) and Julya Lykin-Bishop (julya.lykin)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Depression And Suicide In SL Part 4 - Road to Recovery – Talking to Voice Restless © - Orchids Reports…

        Talking to the Two sides of … the Same Voice. Shadow and light are two sides of the same coin. One cannot exist without the other…
-Princess Zelda

There are two sides to all of us. We let the world see one side and one we don’t. Even the most open and honest one definitely has something … yes … something that you do not let the world see. You don’t lie but you do hide. The one who treats us, the physician, is also fallible. The person who rises out of those fallacies and sets out to help and the others, is one who has understood the true meaning of life. This is for all of you there who are doing so.

Professional Voice:

Orchids: Voice Restless in RL…

Voice: I'm a Clinical Neuropsychologist in training, hoping to get my degree somewhere in the coming year. I have always been fascinated by what is 'normal' and what is considered to be a 'psychiatric disorder', Where do you draw the line, when approximately 80% of the population comes into contact with a psychiatrist at least once in their lives? When are psychological problems 'normal' and when are they 'clinical'? And, more importantly, how can you help people when they suffer from psychological problems?

Friday, August 2, 2013

To Bare or not to Bare- Thoughts & A Peek at The Dare2Bare Hunt in SL©- August 1- August 31st- Orchids Zenovka Reports…

Nudity is said to be wrong. What embarrasses us about being nude? Why has nudity has become a perverted concept in a most non-sexy way? 

The body has become taboo. We've got so many hang-ups with nudity; Baby photos are getting censored.  Cultural conditioning created the idea that nudity / nudism is sin. The media made nudity a perverted concept. A gown can be classy or indecent in the hands of a wearer. 

Classy is being able to wear the skimpiest outfit you have in your closet but you carry it like a lady/gentleman.
Trashy is wearing whatever you find in  the closet , spreading your legs open and sitting waiting for whatever comes your way; drinking from a bottle.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Real Music of Life with Aspergers - Interview with Jessi Shadowhawk -Orchids Reports…

A Heart's Cry

Eyes full of tears
That brings me falling
To my knees
Reaching out for help.

Screaming out words
That falls silent
In the dead of light
That sounds absurd.

Following paths
To Unknown ways
Full of mystery wraths
That shakes my display.

Rising up from the ashes
To the morning sun that awaits,
Shining brightly down on my lashes
That hides my beautiful eyes.

Copyright by: Jessi Smith

Orchids: Who is Jessi Shadowhawk (koyko.calamity)? What is the inspiration behind koyko calamity?

Jessi: I'm a person who loves life. I'm a person who just wants to be herself in a world who just wants to be understood for who she is. Koyko Calamity means Calm Peaceful Music Child in Chinese.

Orchids: Who is Jessi Smith?

Jessi: I'm a psychology major. I graduated from Andrew College in 2012 with my A.S. in Psychology. I would love to help young kids and parents with their child's beginning of life phases in school. I'm an undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome Student.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Depression And Suicide In SL Part 3- Avoid The Final Solution To A Temporary Problem - Interview with Krissy Sinclair - Orchids Reports…

To be, or not to be: that is the question:-

-William Shakespeare

Second life is a place which surprises me on a daily basis with wondrous Avis doing work that amaze with the resourcefulness. Depression and its sinister companion Suicide is one issue which is difficult to deal with. We had a look at the groups in SL in part 1 of the series. The Survivors of Suicide stood out with its unpretentiousness and honesty.
This is a group for those whose life has been impacted by depression, suicide, attempted suicide themself or have lost someone to suicide. We must break the silence on this epidemic. We offer real life and second life support, education and info. We offer RL resources for recovery and healing.”
I found folks who are fighting a tough battle to overcome their own personal challenges and helping others on the way.

The best fights are the ones fought against the challenges within ourselves.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Depression In Second Life Part 2 - Interview with Lanai Jarrico - Orchids Zenovka Reporting…

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

-          “The Prophet” Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, July 21, 2013

SL Business interview and advice - Part 2 - Orchids Zenovka reporting ....

View of an Artist:

So you are the temperamental artist. Oh! You don’t believe in the business of business. Well, let’s take a leaf out of our very own earlier SLE interviewed artist Judi Lynn. She has the right focus while not losing any of the artistic enthusiasm …

Orchids: Who is JudiLynn India?

JudiLynn: Known in SL as JudiLynn India and RL as Judi Lynn, my mission is to share my vision and message as an artist with the global community.

My work embodies my spirit and personality. My goal is to allow you to experience the image with your own mind's eye. My work is entirely intuitive. I get lost in the layering of texture and color. Occasionally, I will include figurative work if my spirit is so presented with the composition. Just as there is order in the chaos of the universe, the energy within me is brought into focus one canvas at a time.

Friday, July 19, 2013

DEPRESSION IN SL, PART 1: How do you reach out for help or help others overcome emotional issues- Orchids Zenovka Reports

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
When I’ve fallen out of favor with fortune and men,
All alone I weep over my position as a social outcast,
And pray to heaven, but my cries go unheard,
And I look at myself, cursing my fate,
Wishing I were like one who had more hope,
Wishing I looked like him; wishing I were surrounded by friends,
Wishing I had this man's skill and that man's freedom.
I am least contented with what I used to enjoy most.
But, with these thoughts – almost despising myself,
I, by chance, think of you and then my melancholy
Like the lark at the break of day, rises
From the dark earth and (I) sing hymns to heaven;
For thinking of your love brings such happiness
That then I would not change my position in life with kings.

Friday, July 12, 2013

If you had 50k Lindens, what would you do with it? -Orchids Zenovka Reporting

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball...
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

A man like that is hard to find but I can't get him off my mind
Ain't it sad
And if he happens to be free I bet he wouldn't fancy me
That's too bad
So I must leave, I'll have to go
To Las Vegas or Monaco
And win a fortune in a game, my life will never be the same...
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

-- Abba Money Money Money Lyrics

      The question of the day is; If you had 50k Lindens, what would you do with it?

Monday, July 8, 2013

A peek into the Real Life of an Avatar- Orchids Zenovka Reporting…

The duality of existence is seen when we try to “escape” reality, creating anonymous virtual – selves giving us the freedom to unleash ourselves from self and society determined roles, and experience the world afresh. Yet, the “real” us sits behind a keyboard and types via our avis, thoughts in our “real mind. The thoughts we think about our own-selves, we project to the world. Unknowingly, we come to understand our First lives better. Second  Life does not seem  less “real” than a phone call. Experiences we acquire online be it good or bad, spill over and change our lives in the real world, often without our awareness. How can this be translated to improving the “real” me is the question. Because once the computer is shut down, that is what I have to face....

Today we have the "Real Deal"; the combo SL+RL fighter and the anarchist. Yet at the same time the softie who wouldn't hurt a dog's tail. This self described Jessica Rabbit is "Julya Lykin". This is the story of one Avi on SL who has shown me the true meaning of fighting to live for the right reasons. She has fought through heart disease and 6 surgeries and still believed enough in the goodness of this world to find her love in SL and now married to him over a year. She is certainly not the only one. There are wonderful people in SL and RL who fight to live each single day. This is a representation of all of you fighters out there; and also for those, looking for a reason to live.

And suddenly, out of the blue, SL makes sense....