Sunday, December 14, 2008

Just checking in

Dennis and all,
Just checking in to say I'm sorry I haven't been able to join the group for a few days. It's the end of the semester and I'm rushing to turn in papers and get ready for a final. Plus, the holiday season has begun; lots to do to get ready for Christmas. Hope I can make at least one more meeting.
Mary Jane (emjay congrejo)

And this is me

The place in the photos unfortunately doesn't exist any more. It was called Virtual Starry Night and it was a Van Gogh museum in Second Life. It was unbelievable - you could actually walk into the paintings! I don't know what has happened to it, it has just disappeared.
Anyway, this is how I took these pictures: I right-clicked on my avatar,chose Change Avatar Appearance and then when the avatar turned around I took my photo. So, I cheated. You need to try several times because it is very hard to get the right angle. There must be an easier way.

A SL tour

Looking for a nice spot to take my photo I decided to search in HotSpots and found the Red Square, Moscow. It was snowing and couldn't see many people around. Many signs in Russian and some in English. Nice place with a mall, I have to go again...

As I noticed I could search for places, I decided to look for one I like so much, London, and found Chelsea.

I couldn't help going there.......

And do something few people have done, fly up to the top of Big Ben and take a picture of yourself there ;-D I was really happy!!!!

Walking around I saw a few people and decided to enter to the place, a dance club (Sorry, I didn't copy the name) There was this couple dancing.... which is a challenge to do alone in SL, and they were dancing together!!!! a tango, I think, because of their movements...Amazing!!!

Then I saw sb dancing on his own and felt like dancing too. They told me how to do it and here is the evidence !!!!

Thanks, Dennis, for the opportunity. I'm getting the chance to become acquainted with the tools before thinking of pedagogical purposes.