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Thursday, October 6

Butterfly on my Tummy

“ON” not “IN”…

After alighting from the train, I crossed from Edsa Shang to the other side of the street. While walking, I saw a black butterfly fluttering by:

 


I shooed him, so he flew past me. For some reason, I think this particular butterfly is a playful one. He didn’t bother my shooing. He flutters by while I walk. Then, he landed on my tummy.

So I let it stay there, like a fashion accessory. Somewhat like a brooch.

He flew away right after I passed by 7–11 near the Greenfield District, when I tried to take a photo of it. I bade him goodbye, then I froze.

What was that superstition again? About a black butterfly? I can’t quite remember, but it gave me the creeps. All I could recall from the superstition was that “something bad is going to happen.”

When I reached the office, I immediately Google'd about it, and there:

"Some people say that when a butterfly lands on you it means good luck."

Yay for me!! But then, the article went on, and it reads:

"Also, in the Philippines, a lingering black butterfly or moth in the house is taken to mean that someone in the family has died or will soon die."

I was stunned. But I shook off the idea of it.


I became more curious so I tried to do some more research on why butterflies land on people, and according to this article:

“Several species of butterflies need more sodium than that provided by nectar and are attracted by sodium in salt; they sometimes land on people, attracted by the salt in human sweat.”

And it continued with:

“…behaviour is restricted to the males, and studies have suggested that the nutrients collected may be provided as a nuptial gift along with the spermatophore, during mating.”

So… male butterflies like it sweaty… ahahaha! And this particular male butterfly liked me…


19 comments:

Char Char said...

At sa tummy talaga? Winnur! Chos!

Nate said...

@Char Char: uu.. weird noh? eh yung pawis ko kaya nasa leeg.. pero buti na rin sa tummy.. imagine, kung sa leeg sya dumapo.. baka nagwala ako at nagpapa-pagpag.. itchy yun..

charles. said...

Ipartner daw sa spermatophore niya ang sweat mo... haha

Nate said...

@charles: ahahaha! chuserong butterfly sya.. yaan mo nga sya.. :P

Mugen said...

How cute. Naimagine ko bigla si Winnie the Pooh. Hehe.

Nate said...

@mugen: hi kuya joms! :) ang cute nya kuya.. prng may brooch ako, tapos awkward nga lang na nasa tummy ang brooch ko.. hehehe.. lumipad na nung pipicturan ko eh.. sayang.. :/

Char Char said...

May point ka. Kung sakin nangyari yan at sa leeg baka magpanic ako. Chos!

Ok na pala sa tummy kesa there. Down there. Ang pervert nong paru-paro. Chos! XOXO

Wicked Writer said...

Cute... but i thinks more frightening if a black cat landed on your stomach :D

Just dropping by :D

Alter said...

insect pheromones? lol

Nate said...

@Char Char: oh diba? ay.. teh.. down there? hala.. ang perv lang ni butterfly pag dun.. ahahaha! :P

@Wicked Writer: hehe.. thanks! oh my.. i a black suddenly landed on my tummy, i'd freak out.. i'd prolly let out a random curse or whatever, then run.. plus, cat rabies is scarier than dog rabies..

thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! :)

@Alter: hey Jon! hahaha.. yeah.. insect pheromones.. :P

Char Char said...

Pag ganon ang nangyari, ako ay completely transformed na. Metamorphosis itey. Chos! Pero waley akong pinagdaanang cocoon stage. Chos!

Dahil malamang sa malamang akezz ang butterfly na iyonchi. Chos!

XOXO

Nate said...

@Char Char: ay, meganon fox? NKKLK ka 'teh!!

Char Char said...

Chos!

Whychi namech akezz NKKLK? Echos! XOXO

Nate said...

@Char Char: nosebleed.. Nate = bobey sa Bekimese --- "Whychi namech akezz NKKLK? Echos!"

Chozst! :P

honestly 'teh, wit ko na-getsung itey.. --- "Pag ganon ang nangyari, ako ay completely transformed na. Metamorphosis itey. Chos! Pero waley akong pinagdaanang cocoon stage. Chos! Dahil malamang sa malamang akezz ang butterfly na iyonchi. Chos!"

Char Char said...

Kerilei! Chos! Wit mo naman kasi ispluk.

Meron kasing prompt e.

If you want the conversation in English, press 1. In Filipino, press 2. Chos.

Translation:

If that happens, [me] referring to the butterfly landing to Australia (Ansabeh?!), I would be completely transformed. This is metamorphosis. (Chos! Akezz naman ang epistaxis.) I am the species, which does not involve any cocoon stage. (In short, walang pangit na stage. Wit akezz ugly-duckling. Ganda all over.) I am the beautiful imago that will land down under. Chos!

With utmost care na ang mga next post ko. Promise. Chos! XOXO

Nate said...

@Char Char: gora! mag-landing ka 'teh to any Australia you want!! i'm sure hobby mo yan.. char!! :P

but not on my Australia ah.. shoo! shoo! hahaha! :P

Char Char said...

You don't know what you are missing. Echos!

Only my Ryan gets the taste of my heaven. Chos! XOXO

Nate said...

@Char Char: OMG!! :O shoo! shoo! shoo! you should only make dapo there at Ryan's Australia.. hehehe.. --- "You don't know what you are missing. Echos!"

Char Char said...

Maka-shoo naman itey. Chos!

Nobody told me there could be two Austraila enjoying each other. Chos! I'm enjoying my Australia trip. Chos! XOXO

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