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Selina Otsuka
Operations - Lt Commander
Operations - Lt Commander
Posts: 101
Joined: 211017.1003
Duty Post: Operations Officer
Ship/Station Posted: USS Taylorholic Durant
Grid: Second Life Grid
Location: Malaysia
Has thanked: 343 times
Been thanked: 50 times
Contact:

211115.1515

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Selina Otsuka
Personal Message Recording
Stardate 211115

こんにちは おかあさん おとうさん

I have some very exciting news to tell you!

Remember when we visited the Pinastri System when I was 9 years old? And we were met by 2 officers at Starfleet's Pinastri Welcome Center? One of them was Admiral Taylorholic Durant.

I learnt of her passing when I returned to Pinastri to begin my studies at the academy. For her work and dedication in shaping the Pinastri Colony and the Delta Quadrant fleet to what it is today, Starfleet has launched and named a Luna class starship in her honour, the USS Taylorholic Durant.

I am pleased to tell you, mom and dad, I've recently been assigned to serve on this great ship, considered to be the flagship of the UFS fleet. Her previous COs being Admirals that we read about in our classes at the academy, it is truly a ship that carries much legacy. And I am glad that I can be part of her crew.

I now man a station on her bridge as an Operations Officer, one of my duties is to help my Captain manage the ship's systems and ensure that her ship is operating at its optimal levels and prepared for anything the Quadrant throws at us or "Come what may" as mum always says.

And no, おとうさん, I won't blow up anything.

*giggles then takes a sip of her green tea*

Now that I've mentioned the Captain, I serve under a CO and XO who are inspiring, warm and inclusive. They are also strong and thoughtful and always keeping us young and new officers in check. There is much to learn from them.

The crew of the Durant is a fascinating mix of Humans, Klingons, Vulcans, El-Aurian, a former Borg drone, Betazoids and almost 350 other crew mates I am eager to get to know. Since I've arrived on the Durant, I've begun to form new friendships, some closer, others are being built as I get to know them more each day.


お父さん お母さん, I must tell you that after spending much time learning my job with the crew at Pinastri Headquarters, my new assignment is still daunting to say the least. What my senior officers and peers have trained me at the HQ is only the begining of what my new job on the Durant entails. I have them to thank for getting me ready for this. I look forward to spend some holo-projection time with them on my off duty days to come.

I guess this is a short transmission. I miss the sun and sea on Risa. And I miss you both. Wish me luck on my new assignment! I'll send you more of my progress soon.

As for now, I will live out her words to me when I first met Admiral Durant; "Reach for the stars with hard work, honesty and integrity. A bright future awaits you, young Selina."

最愛の娘,
セリーナ


Computer end recording. Apply encryption key SO2812 and transmit to Hiro and LiYing Otsuka, Temtibi. Risa.


OOC Note : Tay and Jadia were the first 2 UFS members I met when i first came to Pinastri, Sector 001 in 2009. Tay's warmth, optimism and patience has always inspired me. I find her spirit is very much alive in UFS and on the Durant. I'm just honoured to be part of the ship named after her. :romance-heartstiny:
LT Selina Otsuka
Operations Officer, USS Taylorholic Durant
Chief Photographer, Social Media Coordinator - UFS Communications

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Selina Otsuka
Operations - Lt Commander
Operations - Lt Commander
Posts: 101
Joined: 211017.1003
Duty Post: Operations Officer
Ship/Station Posted: USS Taylorholic Durant
Grid: Second Life Grid
Location: Malaysia
Has thanked: 343 times
Been thanked: 50 times
Contact:

220422.0150

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Selina Otsuka
Personal Message Recording
Stardate 220422

こんにちは おかあさん おとうさん

Please forgive あなたの娘 for not having sent word for awhile. The past few months have been quite a rollercoaster ride. With the USS Durant, I’ve visited races that we’ve only heard of in father’s bar on Risa or read about. We’ve met new lifeforms, attacked by alien creatures on Ogred. I was bitten by a venomous insect called a Phikeek on this planet and survived. We dined in the Klingon homeworld with one of the great houses. And sampled some very authentic Klingon delicacies. No おとうさん, they are not that scary after a glass of Bloodwine or two.

My time in Starfleet and on this great ship the USS Taylorholic Durant is the adventure I have hoped for and more.

*stops to take a sip of the ice cold fruit nectar by her side*

We are now on shore leave on Everflow. A resort like planet in the Pirandia Sector. Very similar to Risa. Except that the weather here is natural. And they do not serve Synthehol here, ごめんなさいお父さん hehehe.

It is a very welcomed break from the confines of the Durant. To breath and smell the brininess of the ocean breeze, to have my skin soak the sun’s rays and feel the ocean envelope my body. The waves here are enormous, the barrels are long and welcoming. Truly a liberation of the soul. I got to spend more off duty times in getting to know my crewmates better. And as always, the week off is too short and has come to an end.

ʻAʻohe wahi aʻu e makemake ai
A laila ma koʻu papa heʻe nalu i kai
Ala lōʻihi i ke kai uliuli
A inā hoʻokahi wale nō makemake i hoʻokō ʻia
Heʻenalu au a napoʻo ka lā

Heʻenalu au a napoʻo ka lā...


On this note, I send you both all my love and I miss you and Risa as always.

最愛の娘,
セリーナ


Computer end recording. Apply encryption key SO2812 and transmit to Hiro and LiYing Otsuka, Temtibi. Risa.
LT Selina Otsuka
Operations Officer, USS Taylorholic Durant
Chief Photographer, Social Media Coordinator - UFS Communications

UFS FLICKR | UFS FACEBOOK | UFS INSTAGRAM | UFS TWITTER
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Selina Otsuka
Operations - Lt Commander
Operations - Lt Commander
Posts: 101
Joined: 211017.1003
Duty Post: Operations Officer
Ship/Station Posted: USS Taylorholic Durant
Grid: Second Life Grid
Location: Malaysia
Has thanked: 343 times
Been thanked: 50 times
Contact:

220711.0132

Selina Otsuka
Personal Message Recording
Stardate 220711

こんにちは おかあさん おとうさん,

I am excited to tell you that I am coming home. Yes! I’ve finally had the chance to take some time off and I plan to come home to Risa to see you both.

It’s been almost half a year since my last break おかあさん おとうさん. Time on the USS Durant has been busy, with more exploration, more learning and testing of flight maneuvers, practising and perfecting flying Starfleet’s shuttles. I am also pleased to inform you that I’ve received my Associate’s Degree from the Academy and I am now considering taking a Bachelor’s Degree in Xenology in the near future.

I am proud to also update you that I have moved from the Operations seat on the bridge to a more specialised job, the Helm. Yes papa. The seat that I’ve always dreamed of having. Although I am not officially named the Helmsman of the USS Durant. But I feel that I belong in it. And it to me. I am learning and reading the logs and maneuvers from Starfleet’s Database in my off duty times and am thankful for the advice and mentoring from my CO and XO too.

On the extra curricular front, I’ve found immense pleasure in indulging in Earth’s 21st century 2D image capture as a pastime. I am pleased that Starfleet’s Denkiri Centre for Creativity on Astraios Prime in the Gamma Quadrant is hosting my work in a show named “Optimisim”. I’ve had very good feedback on my work, and the encouragement from my peers to continue this work is overwhelming.

We have secured seats on Risa’s Luxury Cruiser the RXS Croesus. This will be my first cruise with a Solar Sail Quantum Slipstream Drive. I intend to request a tour of the cruiser’s bridge or even its engines if allowed.

Oh, yes おかあさん おとうさん. “We”. I will be bringing a friend to Risa.

*smiles to herself and looks at his picture at the side of her bed*

He is someone that I met during my days assigned to HQ after graduation. A lovely being. A perfect gentleman. One who has never tried to flash me the horga’hn to his advantage. *giggles* From our subspace chats, I think he can use a break too.

As it’s the month of the Lohlunat Festival, I’ve invited him to come see the beauty of Risa and he has graciously accepted. We will be stopping in Suraya Bay for a few days so that he can get accustomed to the Risian weather before we return to Temtibi Lagoon. I’d really want you both to meet him. Um..it’s important to me that you do, おかあさん おとうさん.

I am excited to see you soon. Till then, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

最愛の娘,
セリーナ


Computer end recording. Apply encryption key SO2812 and transmit to Hiro and LiYing Otsuka, Temtibi. Risa.
LT Selina Otsuka
Operations Officer, USS Taylorholic Durant
Chief Photographer, Social Media Coordinator - UFS Communications

UFS FLICKR | UFS FACEBOOK | UFS INSTAGRAM | UFS TWITTER
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