Mapwing butterfly - Cyrestis maenalis negros

The Mapwing butterflies (genus Cyrestis) are medium sized butterflies of the Nymphalidae Family which are noted for their attractive patterns of fine lines, and tailed hindwings. The species Cyrestis maenalis has ten recognized subspecies, this one in the photo, Cyrestis maenalis negros, is only found in Negros Island, Philippines.

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Photo credit: ©Bart J. Smit | Locality: Negros Oriental, Central Visayas, Philippines (2010)

PHILIPPINES, Manila : A man wears a plastic crown in an alley covered in mud at Banaba village, Marikina City, suburban Manila on September 20, 2014. Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital on September 19, stranding motorists and forcing tens of thousands to flee their flooded homes, officials said. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

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MY NEW TEETH!!! 

My gums are still crazy ass swollen (It’ll take 2 months for them to heal ㅠㅠ), but overall I’m VERY happy. The teeth arent perfect haha… I mean….of course there are things I would change. But hey, I’m realistic. I only had a week. Usually this kind of thing would take well over a month to complete. I’d go back in for adjustments here and there and all that…but I don’t have time….(or money) SOOOO here we are. WAAAY better than the temporaries (which were yellow and downright HORRIBLE). There’s a tiny gap between the front two teeth that bothers me, but honestly I don’t care. Look at my before picture hahaha I had nowhere to go but up. All that’s left is to have my bite readjusted on Monday and then back to Korea to see my baby. I miss that boy so much. 

Bourgeois Mondays: RYO's

For the past four weeks, my friends and I have been trying out premium restaurants around Los Banos. Since there are a lot food hubs in the place and we couldn’t dine in every single one of them (especially the pricey ones), we decided to try one out every Monday.

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On our first week, we ate at Seoul Kitchen, a Korean restaurant found along FO Santos. The next one we tried was Gastronomeats which turned out to be my favorite! And the third was the LB-famous Bonitos, the most expensive by far haha.

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Just last Monday, we had a taste of Recreate Your Own, a newly opened restaurant at Demarces. The store lets their customers create their own pasta by letting them choose their own noodles, sauce, and toppings. 

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Even though they also serve cheaper pasta and rice meals, I still opted to create my own food because that was what I came there for. Hahaha. I chose linguine, pesto, and sausage toppings. I also added olives. Create Your Own costs P119 and the additional olives just costs another P15.

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The store also serves cakes and bars. I ordered a Nutty Choco Cake Ball (P20), a part of their Sweet Endings Menu.

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Here are some of the rice meals my friends ordered. One meal only costs P70 with a drink already included. 

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They also serve sandwiches.

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One thing I liked about the shop was that they create your pasta right in front of you. Nothing huge though ‘cause they just put the noodles, sauce, and toppings in one plate. It’s just that you see what they actually put in there. #transparent haha

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Happy faces lol.

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That’s it for the fourth installment of Bourgeois Mondays! And anyway, we only call it Burgis Mondays hahaha. Since I wasn’t able to blog about the first three places we’ve been to, we might dine in them again after we try all the restaurants in LB. Until the next pricey Monday!

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Skyping with my two favorite boys. They’ve been spending the week at my MIL’s house because Jae HATES being alone haha. Also I’m sure he just wanted to enjoy the last bit of time he has left with his family before moving to America. I can’t wait to see him… It’s only been a week but it seems like forever. I’ve traveled the world alone but for some reason it just isn’t fun anymore. Is that what happens when you get married (or at least as a newlywed)? 

Words just aren’t enough sometimes.

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#1837: SHAPELESS [September 19, 2014, 7:43pm]

He has but an inkling
That I’m letting go of my end of the rope
And he’ll break down with the force
He’s been putting on me as he ties the score

Rub your eyes in disbelief as the sky descends.
In pursuit of blazing corpses
Together too long yet inadequate for the void
An emptiness denying any kind of union

One more tear from my eyes
One more day closer to the starlights

When the voices of September rub it all in
The deeper they get, the less you’ll feel invaded
And he wakes his last cigarette as the rains get heavier
He’ll say it low as he warms the fire with mere whispers.

It was never his intention to stay.
I had my share of fists filled with sand.
It was never my intention to say
That he’s done nothing to heal the trance

Tainting the dark with glimmers of false hopes
Captured in film, the dancing of breaths through chains
Of wreaths and glimpses of summer through spring
Rise and see how you have been unwillingly spared

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