Every year a series of Night markets are held in the Orange County/ LA area which showcase street food vendors and artists, often from the Asian American community as the night markets were organized by a Taiwanese man who wanted to spread the experience of Taiwanese Night Markets.
Unfortunately, a friend of my cousin was a victim of a racial hate crime committed at the OC Night Market on May 21, 2017. The perpetrators were a group of Caucasian people who shouted racist Asian slurs and insults such as “go back to your country” or “yuck you eat dog” to my cousin’s friend when he didn’t let the couple cut him in line for drinks. The group then waited after he left and was walking to his car and jumped him. The victim is currently in the ER due to this hate crime. spectators identified a 6′3 slim Caucasian man with 2 Caucasian girls who drove away in a black 4 door sedan. If you happened to attend the event on that day and saw anything, please reach out to the COSTA MESA PD.
This is especially frightening because the Night markets were originally made to celebrate the night market culture of Asia, specifically Taiwan, to the large Asian American populations of the southern California area. I even went to the night market just the day before this attack, May 20th 2017, with 3 other friends, all of us are Asian. That could have been me, or my friends. I’m disgusted how some racist pricks think it’s cool to just come to the OC night market, an event primarily attended by Asian american Youth and families, and shout racist slurs to fellow night market go-ers and attack.
I’ve been going to the night markets since the first one during the summer of 2012, and ever since, it’s been a place where countless summer memories have been made for me, my friends, and my family. My 2nd cousin started her nitro brew coffee business as a 626 night market vendor, which helped her build a following and further establish her business and make her career dreams attainable. I kid you not, the OC/626 night market is a special place for the orange county and 626 communities. It’s disheartening to see that this event that celebrates diversity in the Southern California communities has been tarnished by racist fucktards. Please, if you hear anything about this let the Costa Mesa PD know and for future night market events, especially for racial minorities, please be safe, watch your surroundings, and come in groups.
SHANGRI-LA releases 1st mini album entitled ‘Fresco’
Album name: Fresco
Release date: May 23,2017
Album type: Mini Album
Genre: Art Trap, Ballad Pop, Acoustic
Language: Korean, English
Track count: 5
After three years, Double Kill’s famous boy group Utopia finally debuts a sub unit by the name of Shangri-La. The sub unit consists of five members which happen to be known as the vocal line, Hans, Cosmo, Jihwan, Theo and Jseok. The sub unit is missing their sixth vocalist, but due to a hiatus the member has declined participating and instead has produced the entire album for Shangri-La, this member being no other than Eden.
This is the first release coming from the sub unit and showcases a very different side of the boys compared to their usual Utopian concepts. Shangri-La can be seen showcasing a softer side that is highlighted by their vocals and of course artsy image.
Clearly I don’t do this regularly… but here we go! Here’s a bunch of stuff I’ve been loving during March
SKINCARE / BEAUTY Neutrogena clear face sunscreen Only recently did I start wearing sunscreen regularly. I always made the excuse that since my BB cream and concealer have some SPF in it, I don’t necessarily need sunscreen. BUT things have changed. This is a really nice sunscreen that I use for my face before applying makeup or before going out for the day. It is light weight and does not have that funky sunscreen smell or that white cast that some sunscreens leave on your skin. My skin isn’t too sensitive, but either way, this doesn’t break me out. I’ve been using it everyday and will continue to do so.
Revlon lipstick (in the color Pink Cloud) When I first bought this lipstick and tried it on, I honestly was so disappointed. The color wasn’t pigmented and it just left my lips with a weird sparkly color. So why did I add it to my favorites this month?! What I ended up doing was applying a darker pink/purple lipstick underneath (a color that is too dark for the springtime) and layered this pink lipstick on top and it created such a nice light pink color that I love! It’s the perfect color for spring and summer.
L’Oreal Paris brow stylist definer (in the color Brunette) Brow pencils have become sooo important to me. My favorite eye brow pencil is one from EM cosmetics, BUT this one is just as amazing and more budget-friendly. What I love about it is that it is really thin so it’s easier to fill in your brows and it’ll look a lot more natural than a thick pencil. Also on the other end of the pencil is a spoolie brush which is great for combing your brows and also evening out the color once you’ve applied it. I will probably not be purchasing the one from EM again. I’m in love with this one.
ACCESSORIES Sunglasses For the longest time I’ve been looking for sunglasses like these. The colorful, reflective lens on these sunglasses is what I love the most about them. I’ve seen so many people wearing these type and I finally have some of my own. Living in SoCal, you kinda need sunglasses year round.
Baseball caps Baseball caps have definitely been trendy lately and I’m really happy about this for several reasons. First of all, everyone can wear them and everyone looks good in one (trust me). Also, if you’re having a bad hair day, just throw on a baseball cap and problem solved (plus you’ll look trendy)! I’ve also been wearing them often because it’s starting to get sunny here since it’s springtime. I’ll definitely be wearing them through the summer as well. There’s so many different kinds, I wanna buy more.
TV SHOWS Granfathered I have refrained from starting new TV shows because I already watch soooo many, but I couldn’t help it anymore. I think I started like 3 new shows in March and this one was one of them. Grandfathered is one of those shows that you don’t really have to pay attention to very much to understand the story line. It’s also pretty funny and I like John Stamos and Josh Peck. I’ve definitely been loving it. I need new episodes!
MOVIES The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Okay don’t laugh at me, but this movie was the best one I watched this month. One night, I was on Netflix looking for a good movie to watch and I came across this one. It has a really lame title and I had actually heard about this movie before. I noticed it had actresses like Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel and America Ferrera (they’re some of my fave actresses). I thought “What the hell! Let’s give it a try!” I actually really enjoyed this movie. I don’t normally watch these type of movies but it was nice and I’m glad I watched it. Probably won’t be watching the sequel tho haha
MUSIC DEAN (130 mood: TRBL) I’m kinda in love with DEAN right now (and his music of course), soooo no surprise that I’ve been loving his album he released this month. It’s really so great!
Jeff Bernat I was introduced to Jeff Bernat’s music in late January and I love his songs! The 4 songs I’ve had on repeat this month are: This and That, If I Could, Queen, and Think of the Times.
Crush There’s something about these R&B singers that have seriously caught my attention this month. I’ve been a fan of Crush for a while now, but I’ve been playing some of his songs on repeat this month. They are: Don’t Forget (ft. Taeyeon), You and I, and Oasis (ft. Zico).
Eric Nam (Interview) Bae finally came back with another mini album and he didn’t disappoint. I love Eric Nam’s voice so much. Listening to this album is just great because his voice is so soothing. I really hope he has a showcase in LA soon or maybe he’ll come back for KCON.
TECH Yelp app I try only downloading apps on my phone that I REALLY like or need. This month I decided to download the Yelp app. I’ve been enjoying this app because I get to check-in to places, write reviews, and post pictures of my experiences of different places I go to. I like trying new places and this Yelp definitely helps find some cool places.
RANDOM Pastels If you know me, then you know I’ve been obsessed with PASTELS. Pastel colors are everywhere and I LOVE IT! I’ve bought pastel markers, I paint my nails in differently pastel colors, I made pastel cupcakes for Easter, and yeah… you get it haha.
If you actually read this whole thing…WOW YOU’RE FREAKIN AWESOME! and I love you.
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your muse in a new post. 3. Tag five people to do this meme~
1. What is your name?
1. What is your real name?
Papillon Aubert Suire
2. Do you know why you were called that?
My mother wanted a girl. She had two boys and it made her sad. She named her first kid Papillon… in English, Papillon.. it is Butterfly. I’m either compared to a puppy or a butterfly… This is why I prefer translations.
3. Are you single or taken?
I’m already interested in someone, if that is what you are asking me.
4. Have any abilities or powers?
Photo memory.. ah.. photographic memory, yes?
5. Stop being a Mary Sue!
Excuse me? Do I look feminine to you?
6. What’s your eye color?
-with eyes still narrowed, he sank back, gaze averting- Olive..
7. How about your hair color?
-it seems he’s forgotten of his previous bout of irritation- It is ah…-his chin tips as he attempts to watch along the strands- messy blonde/brown.
8. Have you any family members?
-He averts his gaze once more- My parents disowned me. My brother is dead. I have Zed, and Eric. That is all….
9. Oh? What about pets?
A kitten. -Papillon’s expression filters to a brightened stare- Her name is Adalicia
10. That’s cool I guess, now tell me about something you don’t like.
11. Do you have any hobbies/activities you like doing?
12. Ever hurt anyone before?
13. Ever….killed anyone before?
14. What kind of animal are you?
Wait what? Wh… I… suppose uh.. meerkat?
15. Name your worst habits.
I tag things, it is… not always smart.
16. Do you look up to anyone at all?
17. Gay, straight, or bisexual?
18. Do you go to school?
Cannot afford college.
19. Do you ever want to marry and have kids one day?
I’d love to… Does someone want to marry me? Not at all…
20. Do you have any fanboys/fangirls?
21. What are you most afraid of?
22. What do you usually wear?
-His arms lifted carefully to reveal the several leather bands, a silver ring, dog tags and with a glance over himself, a smile formed.- Green jacket… boots, something green. It is a favorite color.
23. Do you love someone?
I am falling for someone.
24. When was the last time you wet yourself?
I was little.
25. Well, it’s not over yet!
26. What class are you?(High class, middle class, low class)
27. How many friends do you have?
Everyone aware of La Showcase, cataphiles, Kinsley, Camille, Adam, Eric, Zed, Souxie, George
28. What are your thoughts on pie?
If it’s something with sugar, I will eat it.
29. Favourite drink?
30. What’s your favourite place?
My home, Paris.
31. Are you interested in someone~
D..wait did we go over this one? -he leans off, attempting to read over the answers-
32. What’s your bra cup size and/or how big is your willy?
- with this inquiry, he pulled back, eyes narrowing- ….Get out.
33. Would you rather swim in the lake or the ocean?
As interesting as the ocean is? I say the lake is safer.
34. What’s your type?
Someone who’s able to enjoy life, who can laugh, be immature once in a while.
35. Any fetishes?
neck biting, if … .you really wanted to know.
36. Seme or uke?
I… what on earth did you just ask me?
37. Camping or indoors?
38. Are you wanting the quiz to end?
As long as you do not pry at something that irritates, I am okay.
moment of appreciation for the fact that ncis la have showcased where kensi and her mental health/trauma is concerned that there is a massive difference between wanting to be okay and actually being okay. like, just because you say that you’re fine doesn’t mean that you are and too often, shows focus on this notion that saying it automatically makes it so when in reality, it is just what you want and you can easily convince yourself that you are okay when you aren’t.
Author’s Note: My second Book of Life story! This was inspired by Night Time Flight by whiteflower122. I read it and loved it but then I got an idea, what would happen if La Muerte said “Go faster.”? It focuses more on the humorous side of their relationship. This is not meant to be taken that seriously.bI was listening to Take to the Sky by Owl City when I wrote this.
Flying with Xibalba was one of La Muerte’s favorite things to do. Each time was incredible. La Muerte enjoyed being up so high and being able to see how everything seemed so much smaller and how she felt like she could see everything. It really was an incredible feeling of freedom. La Muerte wondered how Xibalba could even bear to land.
Even before she flew with him, one of Xibalba’s favorite ways to show off was to show how great a flyer he was, performing spectacular dives, spins and going faster than any bird could ever dream of going. That had to be one wild and exciting ride, she was sure.
She and Xibalba were on a midday flight. Like on all of their flights, she had removed the candles from the hem of her dress and her hat. They were flying over San Angel, looking down on the city. Xibalba was holding La Muerte bridal style and she had her arms wrapped around his neck. When he flew like this, a calm glide, he didn’t have to flap his wings too often, simply ride the drafts and let them do the work. Feeling adventurous, La Muerte looked up at her husband.
“Xibalba?” Her husband looked at her. With butterflies in her stomach La Muerte smirked and said two words. “Go faster.”
Xibalba smirked, his skull eyes glittering with mischievousness. “What ever the lady wants.” With that Xibalba flew into an updraft and soared up into the clouds.
They were now in between two layers of clouds, La Muerte couldn’t see the ground. Giggling, La Muerte raised her hand towards the clouds above head and saw her hand disappear. It felt cool and moist. Smiling widely La Muerte enjoyed feeling the wind whip through her long hair and grinned in excitement. High on adrenaline she tightened her grip on her husband’s neck.
“Come on Balby, where’s all that incredible flying you love to showcase?” La Muerte teased.
“You want speed?” Xibalba raised a mocking eyebrow. “Here we go!”
With a few strong downstrokes and a powerful updraft he rocketed up into the clouds and through them. Once they were above the clouds Xibalba spread his wings and simply hovered there for a moment. The queen of the Land of the Remembered took a moment to catch her breath. La Muerte’s hair was disheveled, her face was chilled and a little pink from the speedy winds but she was beaming from ear to ear and she was enjoying the rush.
“That was spectacular!” She breathed.
“If you liked that,” Xibalba began, his eyes glittering with mirth. “Then you’ll love this.”
With one flap of his massive black wings he propelled them forward only to tuck his wings in tight to his body and dive towards the ground faster than a shooting star towards the canyon bellow them. La Muerte shrieked but then she started laughing. Her heart was pounding and her eyes were beginning to water. About halfway down a small ring of clouds and sound burst around them. Xibalba had broken the sound barrier, she realized. They were going faster than the speed of sound. She was so thrilled and excited.
“You might want to keep your mouth closed.” Xibalba yelled over the sound of the wind roaring in their ears.
“Why?” La Muerte asked, looking at him.
“Because- ack! *cough* *cough*.” Xibalba had a looked of disgust on his face and started coughing.
“Are you okay Balby?” La Muerte asked with worry.
“Sorry… swallowed a bug.” He croaked. La Muerte bit her lip and barried her face into the side of Xibalba’s neck as she tried to smother her giggles. She felt as though she was going to crack a rib.
“Time to pull up. *Cough*!” Xibalba said and flapped open his wings. They acted like a parachute and slowed their decent to make sure they didn’t become overly familiar with the ground.
Still going at a much faster pace then any of their previous flights, Xibalba zoomed through the canyon. He turned left and right, simply following the canyon to wherever it lead. Up ahead there was a cave. Now Xibalba could either fly them up and out of the canyon or, if La Muerte wanted, they could go through the cave, which Xibalba had been in many times before when he was out on a joy flight. Xibalba turned towards his wife.
“Do you want to go into the cave?” Xibalba asked.
“Yes.” La Muerte found herself saying.
Whatever La Muerte wants she gets. She was so adventurous today wasn’t she? Xibalba flew into the cave. It was incredibly dark but the candles on his crown and on his shoulders bathed the area in an eerie green glow. There were small pools on the cave floor that were crystal clear and reflected the two gods like a mirror. As this was a very scenic route Xibalba slowed down a little bit to a more easy going glide. La Muerte looked all over the cave in awe. It was amazing. Looking up ahead she saw thousands of glowing blue spots on the ceiling.
“Glow worms.” La Muerte said.
Also, dripping from the ceiling was a similar glowing blue slime. There was so much of it that it was like a river on the cave floor. Xibalba flew over to a part of the cave where there were no glow worms. Hearing laughter up ahead Xibalba put out his candles. There were about four teenage boys swimming around in the glowing blue slime. The two god’s faces wrinkled in disgust. Obviously, the mortals did not know what that slime was.
“You should probably get out of that.” La Muerte called.
“Why?” One of them asked, looking around, trying to find the voice but the two gods had hidden behind a rock. Xibalba had his hands over his mouth, trying to smother his laughter. Even La Muerte was having a little trouble.
“Do you see those things up above you?” La Muerte asked. “They’re glow worms.”
“Yeah.” They replied.
“You’re right beneath them…”
“You’re standing in their… feces.” La Muerte said with a smile twitching onto her lips. She was trying to be the mature one. Xibalba let out a snicker.
“What?” They asked, obviously confused by the different word La Muerte had used. Drawing up all his composure, Xibalba spoke before the goddess did and said quite bluntly,
“You’re swimming in glow worm shit, you idiots!” With that Xibalba scooped La Muerte back into his arms and took off, listening to the mortals’ echoing girly shrieks of disgust.
“Xibalba!” La Muerte said sternly, even though she couldn’t fight back a grin.
“It is not my fault they didn’t know.” Xibalba smirked.
They flew them out of the cave and back to San Angel. By the time they got back the sun was setting. Xibalba landed on top of the church. He set her down gently.
“Thank you mi amore, that was delightful.” La Muerte said, her black hair still tussled and wind blown.
“I’m surprised you wanted me to fly that fast, you used to be so scared of heights when we were mortals that you’d start biting your nails.” Xibalba said, smirking at his wife.
“Even if I had been nervous I couldn’t bite my nails, not anymore. I’m made of sugar so if I started getting into the habit of biting my nails again I could end up eating myself without even realizing it.” La Muerte said with a soft smile. She had a bad habit of nervously biting her nails when she was a mortal but when she became ruler of the Land of the Remembered, she had to break that habit.
“Well I wouldn’t blame you.” Xibalba said slyly before wrapping an arm around his love’s waist and pulling her close. What he was about to do next might get him slapped but it was worth it. He buried his face into the side of her neck and licked her sugary skin. La Muerte froze. Xibalba licked all the way up to her ear before whispering, “You are delicious.” He nipped her ear.
SLAP! “XIBALBA YOU PERVERT!”
Xibalba laughed. Embarrassment was a very fetching look for her.