I’m Still Here

爺爺, I’m home. Work was really busy today so I didn’t get to come back home until this late in the evening. I brought you some of your favorite snacks tonight. Picked up some mangosteen at a fruit cart nearby and made you some green tea. No cigarettes this time – I know you love them. 奶奶 mentioned you the other day while we were talking about faith and fate. She misses you – a lot. My dad too, I bet, but he and I don’t really talk much. You know how it is. Sometimes I wonder if you’re really here or not still. 奶奶 says your energy still is, it is what keeps her strong even at her age. It’s been twenty years though……. are you still here?

I’m still here…

I'm Still Here | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featured: DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine set by KidDreamz Resident @The Epiphany

1. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Buddha Scroll 1
2. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Buddha Scroll 2
3. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Buddha Scroll 3
4. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – White Candle
5. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Water Cup
6. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Incense Burner
7. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Red Candle
8. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Singing Bowl
9. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Mini Tea Cups
10. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Fruit Offering
11. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Altar Stand (Add On)
RARE. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Altar 1

Ancestor Tablet: [Soul Mates] Rakuten (modded) by Hyoutarou Resident

House: ~Isil~ [Niwa] Tea house RARE by Isilmeriel Resident

Offering:
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Mango Steen by Vivian Omizu
[[RH]] Japanese ice Green tea by Ryo Ixxel

19 [[RH]] ZABUTON D (sit) by Ryo Ixxel
19. [[RH]] Goza -Kingyo- (Mat gold fish) by Ryo Ixxel

Decor:
1. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Hanging Scroll by KidDreamz Resident
20, [[RH]] -IZAYOI- KASATATE (umbrella holder) by Ryo Ixxel
8. DYNASTY – Calligraphy Corner – Rolled Scrolls by KidDreamz Resident
18, [[RH]] -IZAYOI- GETABAKO (shoe rack) by Ryo Ixxel
DYNASTY – Wooden Print – Dark Brown by KidDreamz Resident
5. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Porcelin Vase by KidDreamz Resident
The Loft & ARIA – Abalone Vases With Peacock Feathers (modded) by Colleen Desmoulins & Yelo Uriza

2. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Vintage Poster 2 by KidDreamz Resident
2. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Room Divider by KidDreamz Resident
DYNASTY – Aged Mahjong Set – Red by KidDreamz Resident
DYNASTY – Garden Stools – Green by KidDreamz Resident
8. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Trunk (Blanket) by KidDreamz Resident
14 [[RH]] Cat (Gray) Mam by Ryo Ixxel

On Ghost Grandfather:
:::Breath:::my Military costume(khaki) by AlfredJames Resident

On Caleb:
AMI:HAI / Midsummer Memories GACHA / S / 11 by qo0op Resident and woomi Latte

Embrace Tranquility

Bonus points for those who know where the post title is inspired from 😛 DYNASTY has out a great traditional Chinese furniture set called Tranquility at The Epiphany this round. There are 10 total items to win (9 Commons and 1 Rare). There’s also an exclusive prize for those wanting a stone stool instead of the jade version. I couldn’t help but bring in parts of my childhood into this set as well. This set up is partly inspired by my mother. She absolutely loves plants and would have them grouped all over the house, especially near the entry way. For her, flowers and plants bring her tranquility and inner peace – a beautiful outlet from all the chaos that surrounds us all.

Dynasty Tranquility Close Up | Mine & Yours

Dynasty Tranquility | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featured: DYNASTY – Tranquility Set by KidDreamz Resident @The Epiphany

.RARE DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Dresser by KidDreamz Resident
1. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Wall Art by KidDreamz Resident
3. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Ginger Jars by KidDreamz Resident
4. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Classic Vase by KidDreamz Resident
6. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Potted Jar by KidDreamz Resident
7. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Table Lamp by KidDreamz Resident
[-BLUE SKY-] Porcelain Vase A by Luca Python
=Zenith=penjing (part of the The China Gacha set) by Miffyhoi Rosca

8. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Metal Cage (1) by KidDreamz Resident
9. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Metal Cage (2) by KidDreamz Resident
ROIRO – Sakura vase long by roiro Resident
DYNASTY – Garden Stools – Green by KidDreamz Resident @Bloom
=Zenith=gongdeng (part of the The China Gacha set) by Miffyhoi Rosca

2. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Room Divider by KidDreamz Resident
DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Stone Stool (EXCLUSIVE) by KidDreamz Resident
dust bunny . potted bromeliad by lxlNoel Resident
hive // pink caladium plant by TheHiveStore Resident
[-BLUE SKY-] Porcelain Vase C by Luca Python
The Loft & ARIA – Abalone Vases With Peacock Feathers (modded) by Yelo Uriza

uK – Orient Lounge Screen by Jamie Rozenberg @Illuminate
uK – Orient Lounge Fountain by Jamie Rozenberg
uK – Orient Lounge Bench Flower by Jamie Rozenberg
uK – Orient Lounge Rug Weave by Jamie Rozenberg
kosmii :: Koi Tea Table by Kera Sharkfin
kosmii :: Formal Tea Tray by Kera Sharkfin
kosmii :: Japanese Tea Set by Kera Sharkfin
kosmii :: Koi Tea Zabuton by Kera Sharkfin

=Zenith=pingfeng (part of the The China Gacha set) by Miffyhoi Rosca
=Zenith=shanzi (part of the The China Gacha set) by Miffyhoi Rosca
=Zenith=huaping (part of the The China Gacha set) by Miffyhoi Rosca
=Zenith=xiangan (part of the The China Gacha set) by Miffyhoi Rosca
Calm. Song Vase by CalmDesigns Resident

奶奶家

My grandmother (from my father’s side) is from Shanghai and I am still fortunate enough to be able to have her in my life. She’s had a long, tumultuous life, especially during the madness of the Chinese Revolution. Now, her life is more calm here in the States with me where she lives a more tranquil and modest lifestyle, close to her family and only a phone call away. Every few days I go visit my grandmother and take care of her, making sure she has everything she needs and her home is tidy. Her home has become a second home to me. Just recently my grandmother reached an amazing age of 89.

請進 – Welcome to my grandma’s home.

Nainai Jia | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featured: DYNASTY – Wooden Prints by KidDreamz Resident @Sanarae

DYNASTY – Wooden Print – Dark Brown by KidDreamz Resident @Sanarae
DYNASTY – Wooden Print – Medium Brown by KidDreamz Resident @Sanarae

Various items from the DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony gacha set from Epiphany July 2017 by KidDreamz Resident
RARE. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Backdrop
2. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Porcelain Teacups
3. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Bamboo Mat
4. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Side Table
5. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Ming Chair 1
6. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Ming Chair 2
9. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Footstool
DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Harmony Balls (Exclusive Epiphany reward)

1. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Vintage Poster 1 (part of the DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape gacha set from Epiphany January 2017) by KidDreamz Resident

16 [[RH]] ZABUTON A (sit) (part of the TANUKI NEKO gacha set from Jan 2016) by Ryo Ixxel and Ouka Ugajin
19 [[RH]] ZABUTON D (sit) (part of the TANUKI NEKO gacha set from Jan 2016) by Ryo Ixxel and Ouka Ugajin

Ariskea [Blossom] Buddha ChantScroll (part of the Ariskea [Blossom] Tea House Build) by Diaxm Resident
Air_Mizukagami_silver_CM by Aslan Kish
CONSTRUCT – Mesh Kumquat (heavily modded) by Cat Carfagno
Unrepentant – [UN] Spirit of the Wind Statue – Bronze by Jalynne Ohmai
[[RH]] Orange (part of the [[RH]] KOTATSU set) by Ryo Ixxel and Ouka Ugajin
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Mango Steen by Vivian Omizu

{-Maru Kado-} Goban table (2Li) by shiro0822 Resident
{-Maru Kado-} Goishi pond (R/1Li) by shiro0822 Resident

Kalopsia – Sideboard (modded) by Isabeau Baragula
DRD – Series 01 – China Cabinet – Light (modded) (part of the DRD – Shadow Box – Series 01 – SEP 2017) by Deathrowdesigns Resident
[-BLUE SKY-] Porcelain Vase A by Luca Python

Pixel Mode – Anahata – Side Table (part of the Anahata gacha set from Arcade June 2016) by Tya Fallingbridge
DYNASTY – Aged Mahjong Set – Red by KidDreamz Resident