If there's a trace (one of the copper board wire thingys) on the board that connects between the 2 pads, and they're close together like that, it's alright to bridge it with solder. Now if you were to connect it to the pad on the right, that'd be a bad thing, because there isn't an electrical connection between them already, thus creating a short. But yah, if they're already connected by a trace, it's alright for solder to bridge them. Just try not to put on too much solder.
Also, it helps to go to a secondhand store (goodwill, salvation army, stores like that) and pick up a cheap electronic gadget, like a portable radio, or an answering machine, or something that has alot of electronics in it. The reason I say that is it's alot easier to mess around with a cheap portable radio (or other electronic device), and if you break it, or end up killing it somehow, you're only out maybe $2 or $3. Plus, you can learn how to desolder parts.
One word of advice. Unless you're fairly skilled, stay away from messing with CRT monitors / TVs. The tube operates at about 50000 volts, which is enough to kill you easily. I was working on a tv, and ended up touching the flyback coil (the thing that makes the high voltage) with my screwdriver, and it ended up welding the screwdriver to the metal casing... My hand tingled for about a week also...
Hope that helps you some. Good luck.
Edit: BTW, what kit is that? I see it's a Velleman, and it looks to have a 14 pin chip on it.
Model: NTSC SCPH-39001/R (think it's a v7)
Mod: PS1 Exploit Softmod
Harddrive: Internal 40GB Seagate ST340810A
External drive: Apple iPod (in Disk Mode)