Five More Hours

Even when we’re apart, I know my heart is still there with you. Five more hours till the night is ours and I’m in bed with you.

Five More Hours | Mine & Yours

Sunglasses: flow . Bamboo Sunglasses by Alan Brady (Brady McKeenan) @Dubai Event
Tank: flow . SK Tank Top Fatpack by Alan Brady (Brady McKeenan) @Man Cave
Shorts: ExalteD – Sweatshorts Fatpack by Heentz Resident @Man Cave

Pose: WRONG&The Owl male02 by LiFetisova Resident & SatanLoveM Resident

Decor:

..::THOR::.. What You Need is Summer – Bar Counter – Main by andraus Thor
..::THOR::..All you need is Summer – Bar Shelf RARE by andraus Thor
..::THOR::..All you need is Summer – Chalk Sign by andraus Thor
..::THOR::..All you need is Summer – Cocktail signs – trio by andraus Thor
..::THOR::..All you need is Summer – Cocktail sign – single by andraus Thor
..::THOR::..All you need is Summer – Faux Bamboo Stool by andraus Thor
..::THOR::..All you need is Summer – Liquors 1 by andraus Thor
..::THOR::..All you need is Summer – Liquors 3 by andraus Thor
..::THOR::..All you need is Summer – Drink Jars by andraus Thor
..::THOR::..All you need is Summer – Mojito Glasses by andraus Thor

:::ChicChica::: TakeAway by Lilo Denimore

I Like It

I seem to go through phases where I become obsessed with a specific song. First it was Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande. Then it was Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello. And now it is I Like It by Cardi B & J Balvin. So this picture, obviously, is a tribute to my latest obsession.

Culprit released these really sweet rideable rezzer bikes for Fameshed Go. There are two kinds: Surf scooter and Sphynxie scooter. You know which one I immediately went for 😉 The surf one – of course! With my love for the waters, this was a no brainer and was my ride to the beach for an afternoon dip. Each of the bikes include a rezzer as well as a decor version of the bike. For the surf bike, you can choose from three different themed colors: Aloha, Flower, and Surf.

While at the beach, I snorkeled for a bit, sporting my new swim trunks from Tori Torricelli. The fatpack has a lot of nice solids and patterns to choose from with customizable trim and tie colors. Compatible with Signature Gianni, Signature Geralt, Belleza Jake, Slink Male & Aesthetic Enzo. Then quenched my thirst with a nice cool bottle of beer thanks to ChicChica’s newest release which includes the beer carrier (bento hold animation or decor options) as well the beer bottle (bento hold animation or decor options).

Side note for those who actually enjoy water sports in SL, this Snorkel/Dive mask from Splash Rapids is really nice. They have wear and take off animations for the snorkel/dive masks that will pull the mask from the top of your head down to your face when you are ready to dive or peel the mask from your face to pull back up to the top of your head when you are done diving. If may not be the perfect fit, but there are four sizes of the mask to choose from. In addition, there are a plethora of colors to select for your mask.

I Like It | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Supa-fly scooter: Culprit ModSquad Scooter Surf by eku Zhong @Mainstore for Fameshed Go
Obligatory alcohol: :::ChicChica::: TakeAway by Lilo Denimore @Equal10
Smexy trunks: .: TORI TORRICELLI :. Hamptons [ F A T P A C K ] by Tori Torricelli @TMD
Snorkel gear: Splash Rapids – SR Pro 11 Goggles Male by PepperandSault Resident @Mainstore

 

Tropical Afternoon Treats

Some of my favorite everyday fruits are peaches and strawberries, but in this summer heat, I treated myself to some more tropical fruits to cool off under the shade of trees by the stream – some juicy watermelon, succulent pineapple, and heavenly sweet mangosteen. With mangosteen, mainly native to Southeast Asian, is a bit more rare to find. Luckily I do not have to travel far as Vivian Omizu, creator of Pillows, brought a great collection of mouth-watering fruits, including a basket of mangosteen, into SL for us.

This batch of sweet and tangy mangosteen brings me back to childhood. Growing up in an Asian household, eating fruit was mainly a family event/dessert. Mangos, lychee, longyan were common to snack on, but mangosteen was not common at all for my family. But when we were able to find some ripe assortments from a local vendor, we were in heaven. As simple as something like eating fruit together as a family, though it might seem so uneventful, these times were happy times. Sweetness to satiate the sweet tooth in me, surrounded by the love of family, taking the time to relax and enjoy the intriguing way food is integrated in our culture.

These were happy moments, and now, I reflect upon this as I munch on my mangosteen in serene solitude with the sound of the ocean waves splashing upon the shore nearby, and soothed by the gentle lullaby of the running stream near my cabin on the island. Funny how something as simple as eating some fruit can bring back such potent memories of love and belonging.

Tropical Afternoon Treat | Mine & Yours

Credits:

[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Mango Steen (modified) by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Water Melon by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Pineapple by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
:::ChicChica::: Watermelonmania #13 RARE by Lilo Denimore from the Watermelonmania Gacha set @ The Gacha Garden

I held my treasured batch of mangosteens in .random.Matter. – Around The World – Bucket Hat [Tropic] by Nikohl Hax from the Around The World Gacha set.

Pose made by me 🙂