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MEET THE AMBASSADORS: FIONA JOGICHES
This is the first in our series of Meet the Ambassadors. We are interviewing each of the ambassadors so you can get a bit of a feel for who they are and what they do. I should mention that the order in which the ambassadors are being interviewed is completely random, as no ambassador is more or less important than any of the others.
Today we will start with Fiona Jogiches, who is the ambassador to Gaeta I and Gaeta V.
I am the ambassador for the continents that compose Gaeta. My embassy is located here.
Question: Please share your favorite thing about this continent.
It's quirky, and also includes an unfinished and isolated sister island which has it's own feel.
Question: Do you have suggestions for places to visit in your Continent?
There are many wonderful locations on both of the Gaeta continents. Let me share two of them with you:
- Lundy Art Gallery and Museum is located right on the far edge of Gaeta 1. It is worth a visit, as it has some great sculptures and more. It is located here.
- You may also want to check out the new BVLA HQ and Test Center (Bellisseria Vehicle Licence Agency). It is new addition to Gaeta 5, with links to Bellisseria. It is located here.
QUESTION: How long have you been an ambassador now? And what motivated you to become an ambassador?
I've been ambassador about 11 months now. I took the role to introduce mainland people to Bellisseria, and vice versa.
QUESTION: What was the most special event you either held at your Embassy or sponsored for your continent?
The inauguration was fun, but I've enjoyed helping set up the new BVLA HQ in our wonderful continent.
QUESTION: What is your favorite thing about Bellisseria that you tell residents of your continent?
Community – I love how Bellisseria has built a wonderful community.
QUESTION: What do you like to do in your spare time (or when you are not busy with your ambassador duties)?
I like making homes special.
QUESTION: Tell us one thing about yourself that most people do not know.
Sorry, I'm an open book. But I can tell you something about Gaeta maybe people don't know. The main island is actually Gaeta 5, the incomplete island is Gaeta 1. Gaeta 2, 3, and 4 never made it off the drawing board, and as such don't exist!
QUESTION: Do you have anything else you would like to share?
I'd like to say that the Honorary Ambassador role isn't easy. Sometimes relationships between Mainland and Bellisseria can be strained and misunderstood, it takes diplomacy and patience to help improve that.
Article and photo by Teresa Firelight
PLEASE HELP US KEEP UP TO DATE
On the initiative of Her Excellency Yukiko Yeshto, Honorary Ambassador to Sansara, our stamp team has been reviewing some lapsed locations in the Gazette Online Travel Guide. The following places no longer have a stamp terminal and have been removed from the guide.
|SLRR Obscure Station and Rest Stop||HE|
|Bjarkavik - Rungardvik's Sailing Outpost||BS|
|Breathing Space Art Gallery||BE|
We apologise to any readers who have been disappointed in visiting these locations. Change happens and we embrace that, but we have no way of knowing a stamp terminal is no longer in-world unless the owners of the land or you, our readers, tell us. If you experience such a disappointment in future, please let Robert Rhodan know by IM or (better) notecard in-world. Or email us using the link in the sidebar. Thanks in advance for your help.
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
|If you have one of our stamp terminals at your place and you're having an event there or would like to make any other announcement, just let us know and we'll be happy to feature it here. Please drop a notecard on the Editor Dave (Lord.Junibalya) in-world or use the Email the Editor link in the sidebar to send us your information, posters or photos.|
AMANDA'S FINAL PARTY AT SLEA
AmandaT Tamatzui's time at the Second Life Endowment for the Arts (SLEA) is coming to a close on the 26th of the month. For those of you unfamiliar with the SLEA, it's an arts institution supported by Linden Labs, who provide a number of regions to be allocated to SL's artists for special art exhibitions, installations and events. Artists apply to SLEA for grants of land, setting out their proposals as to how they would use them.
Amanda's proposal was to build a 3D version of her real life artwork in SL, so that visitors would walk inside her imagined world and become part of the art themselves. She's opening her fourth (and final) art installation with a party on Sunday (18th December) Please see the image for details. She hopes to see you there.
A new stamp for your passport will be available.
NEWS FROM PARADE OF HOMES REVIEW
In last week's "Parade of Home welcomes .." announcement, we reported two new locations with Christmas decorations: Stella Carver's Stella's Place and Spediye Chrome's JoyFull. Teresa Firelight has written articles about each of these homes in our sister publication Parade of Homes Review. You might like to check them out if you're looking for decorative inspiration. Teresa commented;
If you want to get some ideas for subtle but highly effective Christmas decorations, I recommend you come check out Stella’s Place.
The Christmas Seasonal Decoration section in Parade of Homes will stay open until the end of January, so if you're proud of your Christmas decorations, it's not too late to send in your application!
Photograph by Teresa Firelight
Three existing locations have moved this week. One, the Limoncello Space Station, has taken its existing stamp with it. Its slide image and location have been updated in the Gazette Online Travel Guide (GOTG) and the in-world Stamp Finder HUD (StaFi).
The other two are the Airship Limoncello and The LG Tower – both locations for the Limoncello Art Gallery. They featured the name of their old region on their previous stamps, so will be issuing new ones. They therefore appear here as new locations.
Another New Location this week is Port Caletta Airport and Docks – the gateway to Heterocera. The new stamp reflects this transport hub very well, featuring its air, sea and rail connections.
Finally our very own AmandaT Tamatzui, stamp designer in SL and artist in both SL and RL, is opening her fourth and final art installation at the Second Life Endowment for the Arts (SLEA) this weekend. You can not only obtain the new event stamp shown below, but the three previous stamps are also there if you missed them. All are available until her time at the SLEA comes to an end on December 26th.
|The LG Tower PE|
|The Airship "Limoncello" PE|
|Port Calleta HE|
ATG 4th SLEA PE
Event from 18th to 26th December