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Friday, August 5, 2011 @ Second Life Workshop (29 Jul)
Computer speakers. Hellgate London figurines. Earphones and other iPhone accessories.

Those were some of the free gifts and prizes that the 21 participants of the Second Life Workshop walked away with last Friday, 29 Jul.

And let's not forget the fun they all had learning how to use SL, playing an in-world race, and taking snapshots of their avatars.

(The photo above was taken by one of the workshop participants, QuirkyRabbit, or Tessa; that was her first time on SL. The eagle-eyed would no doubt point out that her avatar is a dragon - in Second Life, you can make your avatar just about anything you like.)

Interested in Second Life too? Want to get your hands on some of these goodies? Then prepare yourself for our Best Avatars Contest, where you stand to win Botak Jones vouchers, speakers, microphones, and tons of other goodies! 3 simple steps:
1. [SHOOT] form a team of two to four people, snap a shot of your
2. [LIKE] upload your photos onto our FB page at, get your friends to like it
3. [MAIL] email us with the link to the photo!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ Fri (29 Jul) workshop & Best Avatars Contest!


Hi freshies!

Thanks for stopping by our booth during the matriculation fair!

Burning to try Second Life already? To register for Second Life, just go to and follow the instructions there.

Now, you have heard us explain how Second Life's a 3D virtual world where you can socialise, customise your avatar, visit famous landmarks, and make friends with people from all over the world - a place where, in short, you can do just about anything. Some NUS modules also use Second Life as an educational tool.

But that’s enough said about it. Like the finer things in life, Second Life is best experienced for yourself, not talked about in the abstract. One way to do that, of course, is to register online for Second Life at

You are also invited to a workshop on Friday, 29 July, where we will help you get started with Second Life.


Date: 29 Jul

Timing: 10-12pm OR 1-3pm

Venue: ThinkLab, Computer Centre 3rd floor
(See for more detailed information on the location of the Computer Centre)

>> Please register for the workshop by logging on to and filling in your details. <<

What's it in for me?

  • Experience Second Life with the nicest, most interesting people you'll ever meet (not to toot our horns, but yes, that's us)
  • Free SL tee-shirt
  • Free Botak Jones $5 voucher for the first 30 to sign up
  • Prime yourself for the Best Avatar Contest, where you stand to win attractive prizes worth $100
  • Learn how to kick ass at CORS bidding and school in general from seniors of various faculties (this includes knowing where to go to for late-night suppers and all those other things that seniors traditionally whisper to the chosen juniors)


    Don't miss your chance to take part in the Best Avatars Contest, where you stand to win up to $100 worth in prizes - microphones, speakers, thumb drives, Botak Jones and Frolick vouchers.

    To join the contest:

    1. SHOOT - form a team of two to four people, and snap a group shot of your team's SL avatars
    2. 'LIKE' - Post the photo on our Facebook page (, making sure to get your friends to 'like' and comment on them
    3. MAIL - email us at with the picture and your details (avatar and real names, matric numbers, handphone numbers, email addresses, and faculty). You will need to do all of this by 14 Aug)

    Photos will be judged based on both aesthetic quality and the number of 'likes'. More detailed instructions will be coming your way soon.

    Watch our blog and Facebook page for more updates!

    Questions? Email us at, or just call Wyhow (84209460) or Yongming (97583082).

    Thank you for reading this; we hope to see you on Friday!

    With much <3,

    The NUS RidgeCats

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ Best Avatar Contest 2011

    So you like making your avatar look good. Quirky. Cool. And, like most people, you have a secret passion for photography.

    Rejoice. This fall, NUS Ridgecats will be hosting a Best Avatars Contest, where you stand to win up to $100 worth in prizes - microphones, speakers, thumb drives, Botak Jones and Frolick vouchers.

    Joining the contest is simple. All you need to do is form a team of two to four people, snap a group shot of your team's Second Life avatars; post it on Facebook, making sure to get your friends to 'like' and comment on them; and then email us at with the (hi-res) picture and your details (avatar and real names, matric numbers, handphone numbers, email addresses, and faculty) - all by 14 Aug.

    Judging criteria include aesthetics, originality of concept, as well as the reception your shot garners on Facebook (secret hint #1: the more 'likes' and comments you get, the higher your chances of winning).

    But wait, you might say - what if I don't know anything about Second Life?

    Don't fret: the NUS Ridgecats will be hosting workshops on 29th Jul at The Think Lab in Computer Centre. You can come either for the 10-12pm or 1-3pm tutorial (or both).

    (Secret hint #2: Come for the tutorial, and you'll get a free NUS Second Life tee!)

    (Secret hint #3: We'll teach you all those kick-ass Second Life avatar-zhenging and photography techniques during the workshop. And if you need any help with CORS...)

    Have questions? Email us at, or just talk to us during the Matric Fair!

    Averno Kroll

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 @ NUS Second Life is Hiring!
    Yes, we're hiring... so do send your resumes if you wish to earn some pocket money, we pay $8 per hour! It beats waiting at tables for only $6 per hour! Plus you get the flexibility of doing it at your free time and doing it according to your skillsets or specializations. Email us your resumes and portfolio(if any, could be visuals or videos etc) at , if shortlisted, we will call you for an interview!

    Monday, April 4, 2011 @

    Dear NUS students and staff or visitors of the NUS Ridgecat Blog,

    Few weeks have passed since the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan. The scale of destruction is enormous. The media publicity has died down but the victims of the disaster are in need of a lot of help. Please participate in SUPPORT JAPAN WITH LOVE.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO – donate to Red Cross or Mercy Relief. Show our solidarity with the people of Japan by sending your well wishes and words of encouragement. If you cannot afford a donation, express your support by your well wishes.


    Send well wishes to Burble Bubbles message board at SDE Blk 3, level 1 lift lobby (near Clementi Road bus stop and board is outside ID studio) or at iCube Building lobby, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace. Or Tweet to @BurbleBubbles.

    Well wishes will be shown on the SDE board, at ICube building lobby and on twitter. Those sent from NUS Second Life Campus ( are also shown at these locations.

    Support Japan With Love installation will end on 21 Apr 2011.



    By Cheque: Payable to the ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’. Send your cheque to Singapore Red Cross Society, Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486. Please indicate at the back of the cheque the following:

    • Japan Disaster 2011

    • Name of donor/organization

    • Contact numbers

    • Address

    Cash Donations: dropped off at Red Cross Society’s office (9.30am to 9pm weekdays, 9.30am to 6pm weekends and public holidays)

    SMS mobile giving: Send a text message "REDCROSS" to 75772. For every sms, S$50 will be donated to the “Japan Disaster 2011” appeal fund.

    Via ATMs & AXS stations – see red cross website for details



    1900 112 1010 (for a $10 donation)

    1900 112 1050 (for a $50 donation)


    Present personally at 160 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #01-1568, Singapore 310160


    Cross to ‘Mercy Relief Limited’ and send to 160 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #01-1568 , Singapore 310160

    ATM Transfer / Internet Banking:

    To Mercy Relief’s DBS Current Account 054-900493-6


    Burbles Bubble Message Board team thanks the NUS Department of Architecture, Ambient Intelligence Lab, Interactive and Digital Media Institute, and Computer Center(NUS Second Life team) for their support of Burble Bubble message wall project for Japan Disaster. For feedback about the message board please email

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ Japan Needs Us Now!

    To all our readers, in the darkest hours of this crisis in Japan, NUS Second Life hopes you can do your part by contributing whatever you can to help our fellow asians in crisis. Our prayers are with you, Japan! ToT

    Every little bit counts, for virtual donations in Second Life: Inworld purchase to help, buy the Linden Bear -

    For more information on the work of the SRC, the IFRC and the JRCS, please visit the, and

    The following real life donation options are for local readers, particularly NUS students.

    Cash Donations

    Donors may make a cash donation at the Singapore Red Cross at 15 Penang Lane (5 mins from Dhoby Gaut MRT Station) during these opening hours:

    Mondays to Fridays 9.30am to 9pm

    Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 9.30am to 6pm

    Cheque Donations
    Cheque donations to be made payable to the “Singapore Red Cross Society” and sent to the Singapore Red Cross at 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486. Please indicate at the back of the cheque the following:

    Japan Disaster 2011
    Name of donor/organization
    Contact numbers

    SMS Mobile Giving

    Donors may donate via their mobile phones by sending REDCROSS to 75772. For every sms received, S$50 will be donated to the “Japan Disaster 2011” fund.

    AXS Stations
    Donors may also make their donations at various outlets of the AXS Stations. This will be available by Wednesday, 16 March, 3pm.

    Several banks have also come forward to make available their internet banking, ATM and phone banking services. These include:

    • OCBC donation channels
      Donors may make their donations via OCBC multiple banking channels. These include the ATM, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Phone Banking, PLUS! Internet Banking and PLUS! Phone Banking.

    • DBS donation channels
      Donors may make their donations via DBS
      s ATM and Internet Banking. Please refer to their website at for information.

    • UOB donation channels
      Donors may also make their donations via UOB
      s Personal Internet Banking with effect from 16 March, Wed. Please refer for the user guide in their website at

    Every little bit helps. We pray for Japan. ToT

    Thursday, August 5, 2010 @ "It's Everywhere" Hunt
    Helloo RidgeCats!

    It's time for another hunt! This time we will be giving away ten cute mini RidgeCat shoulder pets made by our very own EXCO member! :D

    Hunt Hints:

    #1: I stand proudly beneath the 3 flags.
    #2: How do I use the SL toolbar?
    #3: OOOOOoooo it burns!!
    #4: Surf’s up!
    #5: Fancy a game of UNA?
    #6: I choose the pretty pink dorm room!
    #7: No littering at uni hall
    #8: A treasure chest underneath the sea!
    #9: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
    #10: Watch a show with me at SOC!

    Happy Hunting!

    Eight Yarrowroot
    Projects Director

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