Year Of The Horse


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Happy Lunar New Year Everyone!  Gong Hay Fat Choy!  It is based on the Lunar calendar and starts on January 31 with a new moon on the first day and ends on a full moon, 15 days later.  It is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated all around the world.  Ring in the Year of the Horse on Second Life at the Lunar New Year Festival sim and emerse yourself with this diverse culture and tradition.

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S T Y L E C A R D:

::C’est la vie !:: Pon pon pouch (Gacha@Lunar New Year Festival)
MOON}. Cropped Sweatshirt (sm) – Grumpy Love (New@Kustom9 7Round)
Maitreya Leather Skinny Pants * Black
TRUTH HAIR Harley
blackLiquid MAKEUP – african dream sheer shimer 1
MONS / Makeups – Eyeshadow Mystery (soft)
.Pekka. Eyeliner #6
Izzie’s – Angular Bangles green
Izzie’s – Angular Earring green
Tokyo Poses – by PosESion exclusive for Lunar New Year Festival

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Model/Stylist/Blogger/Photographer: Sera Ginger Tokyoska (gig1)

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Harajuku Lover In Chica Boom


Sneak peak at the Moon Festival Fashion Show this coming Sunday at Virtual Asia Sim at 2pm SLT.  For more info. on the festivities, click here.  Virtual Asia Sim – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MaxStudio/108/96/4000

Photo by Mhik Eiren 2012-09-28

S T Y L E C A R D:

CHICA BOOM – Luscious Turtleneck Top-Black

CHICA BOOM – Luscious dress – Black

ALOE Tattoos – Kanji – Seven Deadly Sins 2

Izzie’s – Tights leopard

Miamai – PrimGloves: Femme Karoline

CHICA BOOM – Fashion Boot

blackLiquid – MAKEUP – black gloss

blackLiquid – MAKEUP – ISIS orange

blackLiquid – BROW 2 (black)

Lush Cosmetics – Good Times Puff

MONS – Hippie Chain Headband – feather in gold

blackLiquid – Skin in Yoko Wood

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Harajuku Lover and 1Hundred


Sneak peak at the Moon Festival Fashion Show this coming Sunday at Virtual Asia Sim at 2pm SLT.  For more info. on the festivities, click here.  Virtual Asia Sim – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MaxStudio/108/96/4000

Photo by Mhik Eiren 2012-09-28

S T Y L E C A R D:

1 Hundred – Chic Dress in Tangerine

 {{BSD}} – SUPERMODEL SHOE in blackchocolate sundae

blackLiquid MAKEUP – Orient Express Kyoto

 MANDALA – Motsumame Ring in black/silver

Shi – Eye Bangle [Black] | Purple Moon – Ireth Earring in White Marble

blackLiquid NAILS – orbital solar

BSP – Crazy Bunny Pigtails with Headphones

ESB – Cherry Lollipop!

*REDGRAVE* -Eyelashes -36- Popping

Izzie’s – Panda Necklace

Milk Motion – studded clutch in red (from The Arcade Gacha Event)

blackLiquid – Skin in Yoko Toffee

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Moon Festival At Virtual Asia


Come celebrate the Moon Festival, also known as Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake or Zhongqiu Festival, at Virtual Asia sim on Sept. 30, 2012.  The event is held the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is September or early October in the Gregorian calendar when the moon is at its maximum brightness and roundness for the entire year parallel to the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar.  It is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people.  It is celebrated differently in other countries and is also known as Lantern festival in Malaysia, Singapore, and in the Philippines.

THE LEGEND

There are many variants and adaptations of the legend of Chang’e that frequently contradict each other. However, most versions of the legend involve some variation of the following elements: Houyi, the Archer, an emperor, either benevolent or malevolent, and an elixir of life.

One version of the legend states that Houyi was an immortal and Chang’e was a beautiful young girl, working in the palace of the Jade Emperor (the Emperor of Heaven, as an attendant to the Queen Mother of the West (the Jade Emperor’s wife). Houyi aroused the jealousy of the other immortals, who then slandered him before the Jade Emperor. Houyi and his wife, Chang’e, were subsequently banished from heaven. They were forced to live on Earth. Houyi had to hunt to survive and became a skilled and famous archer.

At that time, there were ten suns, in the form of three-legged birds, residing in a mulberry tree in the eastern sea. Each day one of the sun birds would have to travel around the world on a carriage, driven by Xihe, the ‘mother’ of the suns. One day, all ten of the suns circled together, causing the Earth to burn. Emperor Yao, the Emperor of China, commanded Houyi to use his archery skill to shoot down all but one of the suns. Upon completion of his task, the Emperor rewarded Houyi with a pill that granted eternal life. Emperor Yao advised Houyi not to swallow the pill immediately but instead to prepare himself by praying and fasting for a year before taking it. Houyi took the pill home and hid it under a rafter. One day, Houyi was summoned away again by Emperor Yao. During her husband’s absence, Chang’e, noticed a white beam of light beckoning from the rafters, and discovered the pill. Chang’e swallowed it and immediately found that she could fly. Houyi returned home, realizing what had happened he began to reprimand his wife. Chang’e escaped by flying out the window into the sky.

Houyi pursued her halfway across the heavens but was forced to return to Earth because of strong winds. Chang’e reached the moon, where she coughed up part of the pill. Chang’e commanded the hare that lived on the moon to make another pill. Chang’e would then be able to return to Earth and her husband.

The legend states that the hare is still pounding herbs, trying to make the pill. Houyi built himself a palace in the sun, representing “Yang” (the male principle), in contrast to Chang’e’s home on the moon which represents “Yin” (the female principle). Once a year, on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Houyi visits his wife. That is the reason why the moon is very full and beautiful on that night.

COME CELEBRATE

There will be a hunt and cart sale that will start this coming Sunday, Sept. 30th and will run until Oct. 6th.  These cart sales will feature items from over 20 designers for L99 or less.  The Hunt and cart sale is organized by local VA resident, Margaux Dufaux.  In part of the celebration, there will be live performances and a fan dance among others.

Virtual Asia Moon Festival Cart Sale And Hunt Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012

FASHION SHOW

Starting off the festivities, there will be a fashion show put on by Kabuki Boutique at 2PM SLT on Sunday, Sept. 30.  The show will feature Harajuku styles sponsored by Chica Boom, Sassy!, blackLiquid, BSD Design Studio, and 1Hundred.

Kabuki Boutique Presents VA Moon Festival Fashion Show Sept 30, Sun. at 2pm SLT

Show Producer/Builder/Choreographer – blackLiquid Tokyoska

Chat Host – Tymon Alexander

DJ – Kiana Lexanstar

Models:  Ashia Denimore, blackLiquid Tokyoska, Ewan Crumb, Gig1 Resident (Sera Ginger), Mariella Spitteler, and Miele Tarantal.

Get here early before the sim fills up.  Save this Landmark

SLURL: Virtual Asia Sim – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MaxStudio/108/96/4000

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