Back from.. home (Farafina)

Neybah - Farafina

In Bambara language, we say Farafina to call our homeland. Some translate this with “Africa”, but actually it should mean something like “land of the black people (or black skinned)”. Farafina is home for many of us. It’s a place where to come back to find the loved ones or to escape for a while when coming back from an emigration’s country.

For me it’s the reason why my blog was abandoned for 2 months (!!). I went back to Africa and back here again. Many problems there, many different kind of issues, and SL seemed too far from me over there. But now I’m back and the friends met in the virtual world are already remembering me that friendship, even through different media, is always a treasure to preserve. So thanks for have been waiting for me, I’m so blessed.

First thing I did while back to SL was to have a walk along the Zulu Hut sim, an African place in SL. Watching the big huge trees, the blue sky, and getting rid of my shoes while tasting the earth with my bare feet. Just like when I was a child in Farafina.

My outfit:

HAIR | NO.MATCH No.Now
DRESS | MIMIKRI JouJou Feather Trim Dress gold
NECKLACE | A&J CREATIONS Davinia Necklace Orange
EARRINGS | EARTHSTONES Simply Put – Tiger’s Eye
RINGS | KIBITZ Misti rings silver

and as usual:

BODY | MAITREYA Lara v3.5
HEAD | ANGEL ROCK Viola MESH HEAD Dark Chocolate
SKIN | ANGEL ROCK Nubian Goddess NC M36 v8

Beach chat

Neybah and Jule 1

I was wandering around Isle of Insatiables, a great naturist spot and community, located on a gorgeus island.. I like to walk and sunbath there, especially during RL winter, to warm up my heart and sit quietly on the sea shore (check a previous post of mine about that), or having meaningful conversations with the people who are regular here.
This time I randomly met my recent friend Jule, in her astonishing jewelry set, who was having  a walk on the beach too. We decided to take some pics together.. I wanted to do that, especially to share my newly found jewels’set by Zaara, which I’m really loving.
We were there enjoying the sweet breeze and keeping our feet into the warm tropical water of the island. Just the waves’ sound to make us company, and some birds flying high.
Sometimes life is just simple like that.

Neybah at Insatiables 1

 

My swim outfit:

HAIR | BEUSY Renegade Mesh Hair (Exclusive Gift Version)
EYES | CARGO Premium Eyes (Deep) (Brown) (SM)

BIKINI | BLUEBERRY Dana Set

EARRINGS | KATE Leaf Set
NOSE RING | ZAARA Ayanna nosering silver *amythest*
BRACELET | ZAARA Banjara Kada bracelets *wrist*
RINGS | KIBITZ Misti rings silver
ARM CHAIN | ZAARA Raksha arm-chain silver
ANKLETS | ZAARA Raksha anklet
TOE RINGS | KIBITZ Kandria toe rings silver

and as usual:

BODY | MAITREYA Lara v3.5
HEAD | ANGEL ROCK Viola MESH HEAD Dark Chocolate
SKIN | ANGEL ROCK Nubian Goddess NC M36 v8

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JULE’s jewels:

EARRINGS | RYCA Pid Iced Hoop Gold
CHOKER | RYCA LSG Gold
LIP PIERCING | RYCA Double Gold
BRACELET | RYCA Plane Gold
ARMBAND | RYCA NT63 Gold

NECKLACE | SECRETS Thin Necklace “my Heart”

BONDS

Dancing at Bohannon Jungle's birthday

Last thursday night I went to a birthday party in SL, a surprise party actually. One of the owners of Bohannon Soul & Funk venue, Djungle, was celebrating that day an important personal birthday (a Real Life one), and the crew and friends from Bohannon organized a fresh new party for her, with the support of the great music of DJ Finn, another pillar of the club. It was fun, the company was delicious, the music – inspired mostly from the ’50s – was stellar. My friend Martin (seen from the back in the pic) came with me and had the opportunity to know many SL users coming from his home country, Germany. A lot of people stepped by, and Djungle seemed to be really happy of the surprise.. You can see her in all her astonishing elegance dancing right behind me in the picture, on a blue/red dress and red shoes..

I try to go often to listen to funk (my passion) at Bohannon, and this wasn’t a totally new thing for me, but after the party I found myself thinking once again to the strong links that people tie up through a someway total virtual social media like Second Life, where each one of us can’t help but take his/her own soul but also a “new” me, not necessarily the exact copy of the person we are in Real Life. But the bonds that people tighten in here never cease to amaze me, and they are perhaps the most beautiful and touching thing about my journey through this “metaverse”. It’s something we know, it’s also something been studied by people who deal with social relationships in the digital age. Nothing new.
But the feeling I had when I left the party (and the new location built only few hours before to house the celebration), that was new. I felt happy and proud to be part of all this. And to be able to enrich my life with so many new friends from all over the world. That’s it.

Wish you a good weekend, and below, as usual, some details about this outfit I really like (photo taken at Bohannon’s regular location)..

Neybah at Bohannon venue

My outfit:

TOP | ASTERIA “Claven” Crop Top Black [Maitreya-Belleza-Slink]
SKIRT | JUST BECAUSE Lona Skirts – Black
SHOES | KC PASADENA HEELS [Maitreya, Belleza, Slink, Eve, TMP]
BRACELETS & EARRINGS | MAXI GOSSAMER Black Pearl
RINGS | KIBITZ Misti rings silver
RING | KATE Dragonfly Ring
HAIR | AIBEAT *Teddy* black

and as usual:

BODY | MAITREYA Lara v3.5
HEAD | ANGEL ROCK Viola MESH HEAD Dark Chocolate
SKIN | ANGEL ROCK Nubian Goddess NC M36 v8

[happy birthday again, Djungle…!]

HUMAN CONNECTION

Neybah and Samira

Connection is a word I love. I think it has to do with friendship, sometimes with love, many times with the feeling to acknowledge someone, or even to find him/her again, in another person. Maybe we had loose them for some reason, and then, they’re there again. Not necessarily the same people. But the same way of understanding things, to be curious about things, to laugh about what’s happening..
In Second Life I have many times this kind of sensation to find out again something I knew already. And when I find this in people, and more often in women I know, I feel a warm feeling, like it’s not only single people meeting (me and her) and relating, but the feeling of a kind of network, which extends along the time and that feeds on our experiences and our memories. It tells us that we are all connected.
Sometimes this insight comes in a special moment, a sweet one.
In this case, it came while I was dancing with a dear friend of mine, Samira, in the back hall of the Fogbound Blues venue, pretty busy with people all around.
But that moment’s connection, made of music, silence, and a deep gaze into the eyes, it was also made of memories, laughters, conversations, books, opinions exchanged with Samira, but also with other people I really care about in this parallel universe. And that maybe I do not see since a while.
This is the beauty of life. First, Second.. it doesn’t matter. At all.

(this post is also dedicated to Ana Gabriela)

If you can’t help but try to know what my outfit is here, le voilà:

HAIR | AIBEAT *Roots * black
TOP | ASTERIA “Stela” Top Brown Pattern [Maitreya-Slink-Hourglass]
SKIRT | FashionNatic Idira Skirt
BANGLESKIBITZ – Zaris bracelet copper