Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Monday, 29 June 2009
Set up fishing and haiku contests on the Second Hanamachi web site. These take place during the festival weekend of 10th to 12th July. Fishing is a 48 hour contest noon Friday to noon Sunday. Haiku contest opens on 5th July and runs to the 12th at noon. Prizes to be dished out in the Ochaya at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Embarrassment! Went to put a set of geta on and caught the 'replace outfit' option rather than the 'add to outfit' button!!! Just ended up with a pair of shoes on. Lezlie was naked for a few seconds. Not a pretty sight due to the white shin. Spoke a bit of Japanese with a visitor to the sim. Always an education.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
The show was a terrific success, good crowd, good tips for the girls, and loads of audience participation. The 30 minute call sent out 1 second too early!!!! All the performers were there in plenty of time. No lag today, and friends IM channel worked for a change. A director's dream. One member of the audience thought it unfair that the director did not have a tip jar! Got a couple of TPs from the group IM. HP chan played some beautiful instruments. The purple kimono looked really nice. Proposal was made for musician to tell a poem so the show could count as a performance toward promotion...
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
A good number of folks there last night, including a Japanese shikomi. Spoke a bit of Japanese with her. She is a student living in New Jersey. Did some chasing for the show tonight. Sorasu chan will run the dance HUD and I have her story. Had to pull out of Saturday show as we have guests from France. Chatted about the festival events. I'll run fishing and haiku.
Monday, 15 June 2009
Kazumi opened the tea house at 2 p.m. and drew a crowd.
I played koto. Has been a long time since I last saw my little sister. Nice to get back in touch. Would like some kimonoi for newbies at Feudal Nippon. Would mean finding time to to make a V3 collar... 4 folks have signed up for the show on Wednesday.
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Met Gwolf Carducci outside our little shop. I took a few of his free textures on offer and thanked him. Asked if more needed as he has lots. Got round to the gong. He has a nice one and sent a copy. Getting the texture on the sphere is proving irksome! Gwolf san could do some building classes for us. A most helpful guy...
Managed to get to the Japanese language class. Lesson was on adjectives. All seats taken, standing room only.... Learnt new na type adjectives, kikenna 危険な dangerous, goojyasuna ゴージャスな luxurious (gorgeous). famous singer =有名な歌手＝yuumeina kashu.
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Sold a pair of geta just before the show started. Nice feeling seeing the blue message box pop up with cash in there... Show went really well. Sorasu chan did the dance hud. Smooth directing job by Amalthea chan. Reasonable tips at the show though most came from LY okiya girls.
Did some hair tinting. Made a red and green version of the Gee Shimada hair. Tonight is show in pale green kimono so I'll wear the green tinted hair. Had a visitor to the store. HP chan took pictures of her tables for the vendor. Yoneyu gave a lesson in the ochaya so I dropped in to listen. Did a bit more on the gong but not much. Been out and got a new laptop this morning, means I have 4 to choose from so can run a few avatars at once!
Friday, 12 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Yay, have filled up the first page of the vendor. Sold one of HP chan's tea sets. Someone came looking for a tea set so I showed her HP's. But she wanted black and red NOT white and green. So I did a quick colour change and bingo the customer was happy and bought it. 90 $ for HP chan. Naoki san came to the tea house opening. Someone was after DRLife skins, gave a TP to the TAO one here. Have sold a couple of sake sets...
Yay, the vendor is working. Have put red and green geta in and a couple of decorative sake sets. Also put a freebie pose stand in this morning. Okaasan was there at bed time as HP chan moved the floaty sign around. Show was well run by Jael chan. Me and 2 little sisters performing stories, Trish was musician... Stories all went very well, reasonable size crowd and good tips.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
A good crowd in today. Plenty of good talk. Finished off with a Korean tale I'd prepared for the show last Saturday but did not deliver due to the change of plans. Great tip from a generous patron. Getting close to the 10,000$ tip barrier at the ochaya... Will have to bash out a haiku when the barrier is reached. Had a grilling from biancababe who wants to be a geisha. Put my fire kimono on ready for the show tonight. Now got 4 followers of my blog!!! Was just Yoneyu for such a long time, welcome to all the new folks following...
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Had a bash at sorting out a fire story for the Wednesday show. HP chan had been working hard on a couple of water stories. I stitched them together and at 90 lines is a perfect show. Mine is a bit long, grrrrrrrrr, but don't want to take anything out of the Golden colt and Fire dragon story... The audience will have to read fast! Had a look at the vendor and Knocked out a config file. Will have to decide what to sell. My kimono are not up to the job at the moment. Collars are poor. So that leaves geta and decorative sake sets. Will need to take some photos. Can only give it a bash and see what happens. Also did a tidy job on some Korean stories that I'd started for the show last Saturday. They were ditched because I was on my own so did a 40 minute Cinese story instead.
Monday, 8 June 2009
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Have the vendor, 12 prims. Need to work out what to put in it... Geo san came to the tea house. Nice to see him after so long. Geo san has started to send through a few haiku. Saves me some work hunting haiku down. Doumo Geo san! Will be doing the Wednesday show at 2 p.m. Theme is fire and water so I'll do the Golden colt and Fire dragon story...
Saturday, 6 June 2009
A notecard today from Geo san with a lovely haiku.
Returned from journey,
All is green splashed with color -
But you are not here.
Started the day early by opening the tea house with this haiku, no customers came.HP chan and Alena chan came to assist, so we had a play with some musical instruments. Alena chan now has a koto, sanshin, morrin kurr, harmonica, shakuhachi and shamisen. I got out my harp. I tried a gong I'd just got. Think I'll make my own one day. Alena chan pointed me at a free gong sound place. HO has opened her shop. There's a vendor machine that I could put some of my things in. We'll see how it goes. This afternoon was a special party day at Southsea seafront to mark the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6th 1944. Highlight was 1,000,000 British Legion poppies dropped from a Hercules plane. That's what the photos are. 1. far away, 2. right on top of me, 3. Their final resting place...
Had lots of helpers for the tea house opening and 3 customers. Was monster lag in the UK so tried a reboot. Not much better. Sold a sake set, that's 3 now. Photo is all the helpers and 1 customer at goi ghome time... Whizzed round a few lucky chairs before bed time...
Friday, 5 June 2009
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Monday, 1 June 2009
I turned up 24 hours late for the sensei meeting. Very embarrassing. Turns out there was not a meeting on Saturday anyway. Did some more fiddling with the sake set. Gold rims on bowls and jar with white insides. Left a copy in the Ochaya, see if it gets noticed. Started building a koi windsock. Tail was proving tricky. Some much lag on Sunday evening it was impossible to do any building. HP chan was looking for a suitable texture. Went to bed in a huff. HP chan has built some lovely items and is thinking of trying a little shop. I hope she has some success. I've made half a dozen or so different sake sets using various textures. The Komayo poster looks quite good, as does a blue floral design. Will bash out a few more styles when I have time.