We danced… and still dancing

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I had a great weekend date with these three fab and sexy ladies. This post is just a teaser of the great time that we had at Nagsasa Cove in Zambales. Some things have been keeping me busy lately but I promise to share this experience with you soon. A big thanks to these ladies, you know what I mean! ^^

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Friends, Fun, Fringes at Boracay Part 2

Continuation of Part 1

Last day and night so we need to make the most out of it. Gen and I just stayed at the beach area while the rest of the girls went out for their para sailing adventure. Nag papaka beach bum lang ang peg namin dalawa. No wonder din, we were the darkest after the trip.
Batch 2 Boracay (1)Gen with a book in hand 🙂

Batch 2 Boracay (2)My frizzy dried hair while seating at a beach chair. I kinda loved it, walang suklay suklay pag ka gising, beach agad agad.

Batch 2 Boracay (3)Feeling ko siya din yung same jogger na nakita namin yesterday. Wow! Fitness to the max si ate!

Batch 2 Boracay (4)Drums and heartbeat ♥

Batch 2 Boracay (5)A lady missing and calling someone 🙂

Batch 2 Boracay (6) Gen, after her early morning swim.

Batch 2 Boracay (7)Feet up! ♥

Boracay part 2As she said “Being sexy is more of an attitude” :)♥ Always has been! Love your body shape no matter what, being too skinny is not that “in” anyway 🙂

Batch 2 Boracay (8) Sand angel! I look flushed na dito,swimming lang ng swimming hanggat may dagat. Thanks Jude and Anna dahil pinag trippan niyo ng sapat ang bangus belly ko, puro sand tuloy, haha!

Batch 2 Boracay (9) Exchanging stories and photos while sun bathing.

Batch 2 Boracay (10)I offer sand scrub for free 🙂

Batch 2 Boracay (11)Sand bathing while the rest sun bathes 🙂

Batch 2 Boracay (12) More beach mode lang ang peg namin for the last day.

Batch 2 Boracay (13) All smiles ♥

Batch 2 Boracay (14) Cuteness!

Batch 2 Boracay (15) Totoong nakakain si Jude ng sand, ano kaya lasa? Maalat na magaspang? haha 🙂

Batch 2 Boracay (16) Surprise surprise, pizza and pasta from Yellowcab for the birthday girls! We wish you more fun in life and more more more sun! 🙂 – Amie, Gen, Joycey.

Batch 2 Boracay (17)Nalipasan ata kami ng gutom, we were not able to to finish our pizza 😦

Batch 2 Boracay (18)Girls just wanna have fun!

Batch 2 Boracay (19) Now I am all tanned up, pinay na pinay lang ang dating. Thank you sun!

Batch 2 Boracay (20)Thank to Kuya for taking a photo of us, minsanan lang kami ma complete sa photo, hirap ng walang tripod. It is a must sa next travel.

Batch 2 Boracay (21)“Kuya isa pa, this side naman” 🙂

Batch 2 Boracay (22) Amie, Gen, Jude, Hilds and Anna, thank you girls for this wonderful and awesome trip. I cannot find the correct adjective or word to really describe it, but it was one of the FUNnest experience ever!

Batch 2 Boracay (23) Boracay sunsets never look the same but all of them are beyond beautiful.

Batch 2 Boracay (24) Loving my shirt in fringes!

Batch 2 Boracay (25) After a few walk and a short tricycle ride, we reached ‘D Talipapa’ where you can eat a lot of seafoods, buy souvenirs and get to know local folks.

Batch 2 Boracay (26) Amie shopping some stuff.

Batch 2 Boracay (27)Wooden keychain souvenirs, 4 for 100 pesos. You just need to choose 4 designs and Kuya will write down the names you want. He uses acrylic paints and he hand crafts them one by one. I can imagine the patience, look how fine the details were. Truly artsy!

Batch 2 Boracay (28)Real hands make real art.
Batch 2 Boracay (29) Cute little rastas!

Batch 2 Boracay (30) These bags are love ♥

Batch 2 Boracay (32) Walking back, I came across this shop. Too bad all my soaking up time were over, this can be so cute without slippers!

Batch 2 Boracay (33) Look at that! Weeeeee!

Batch 2 Boracay (34) So many things you can see here, good to take a lot of photos, everyone is busy about something, food, art, beach, music! Oh it is haven!

Batch 2 Boracay (35) After a few minutes of deciding when to eat, we finally chose this buffet. Not bad for the price, sulit lang 🙂

Batch 2 Boracay (36) Food galore

Batch 2 Boracay (37) Our tables looked okay pa dito, wala pa masyadong kalat, haha.

Batch 2 Boracay (38) Dinner plate, ang cute ng shells!

Batch 2 Boracay (39) But when the sea food arrived, it all started to get messy, haha! Sea Food atrack na!

Batch 2 Boracay (40)Looks like we have a sea food eating contest, ang sarap ng crabs, medyo mali liit nga lang, pero keri na…

Batch 2 Boracay (41)..madami naman sila, unlimited crabs ba kamo?

Batch 2 Boracay (42)Heaven na heaven lang

Batch 2 Boracay (43) Crabs made us really happy 🙂

Batch 2 Boracay (44) So as our table, haha! Burp!

Batch 2 Boracay (45) After dinner, Hilds and Gen went back to our place while the rest walked up to Boom Boom Bar. This bar is famous for its reggae rhythm. Perfect place to hang out for the last night. Above is Ferns Tosco who wrote the song “Island called Boracay” nice song, please take time to listen to it, let’s support OPM.

Batch 2 Boracay (46)Shake for me and a drink for Jude

Batch 2 Boracay (47)My fave set, Marvin really looks like Bob Marley 🙂

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While singing “Bad day”, well, it’s not bad at all when you hear him sing ♫

Thanks to the following people: Bianca for her SLR, Jambi and Ghel for lending me their swimsuits, drop_n_shop for the affordable shades and Mad For Fashion fringe tops.

Friends, Fun, Fringes at Boracay Part 1

Let’s do this the Taglish (tagalog-english) way 🙂 Ang dami dami kong gustong sabihin about this trip of ours, hopefully wala akong makalimutan. I can say that this trip was priceless and more than that. Up to now, pag naiisip ko kung ano ang mga nangyari, napapatawa pa din ako ng sobra. Alam mo yung kahit mag isa ka lang, you still kept on laughing your ass out? Haha! Yes ganon ang effect ng trip nato sakin.

I have been to Boracay only once, that was year 2007 when I graduated from college. I had a blast on my first trip, masaya din kasi ang mga taong kasama ko nun. Iba talaga pag “cool” ang friends mo at walang ‘kill joy’ kumbaga. So, let’s start this!

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This is my friend Gen Tungala, siya ang leader ng trip na ito. I still remember, nag kagulo na lang kami bigla nung nakita naming may seat sale sa Cebu Pacific. Syempre, book agad kami flight papunta (thank you Anna Reyes sa iyong plastic card na laging maasahan) Good thing may nakita naman kaming flight pabalik, through Air Phil nga lang 🙂

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Ang balingkinitan na babaeng ito ay walang iba kundi si Ami Cenina at ng aming leader na si Gen. Amie exudes the true beauty of a Filipina. She is my plane mate and during our short conversation, I learned more things about her. I told her before that she is one of the prettiest faces I have seen here in the country when she became my Monita sa Christmas Party namin last December. That’s true, and all our friends would agree. She’s the type of girl that you can label “Graced still even under pressure”.

Batch 1 Boracay (3) A couple having a pictorial while the tide is still low.

Batch 1 Boracay (4)My friend Bianca was so kind, pinahiram pa niya ako ng SLR niya. So needless to say, ako ang naging official photographer, which I enjoyed!I Boracay as a whole will always be a fun subject, add mo pa ang mga COOL people na ito. From left to right, Ami Cenina, Jude Sosa, Hilda Villegas, Anna Reyes and Gen Tungala, they are the ones who made this trip memorable.

Batch 1 Boracay (5) Oh diba? full of buhangin lang ang peg ni Hilds at Jude? Ganung kasarap mag swim dito. Walang sawang swimming!

Batch 1 Boracay (6) Since I can’t take photos of myself sa beach, eto ang pic ko. DYI lang yan, fringed tops na perfect for summer. Napanood ko sa Youtube at hayun, a weekend before this trip, nagulat na lang ang nanay ko at mga kapatid ko, na halos lahat na lang ng damit ko eh ginugupit ko na. Malamang walang maniniwala sakin kung sabihin ko na hindi ako nag shop before this trip, haha, so yes, I did buy a few clothes and shades online. But I know I needed to somehow save para sa nalalapit kong kaarawan.

Batch 1 Boracay (7) Pretty faces by the beach 🙂 I know I already introduced Gen and Amie. I still got three left, lower portion (left to right) 🙂 Christine Sosa, we fondly call her Jude is a person who can light up any crowd. Pede na kaming tandem ng comedy bar actually, wala ng tatalo pa sa mga pick up lines niya! At kung ma malungkot ka, kausapin mo lang siya, siguradong sasaya ka.

Hilda Villegas, the stranger in my life, haha, pero naging friends na kami this year 2013. Haha! We had a lot of solo dates na, most of the time, puro kainan! I was with her on Christmas eve, she knows me well I guess even in a short span of time.

Anna Reyes, mas gala pa sakin ang batang ito, I tell you! Talaga naman nangongolekta ng Starbucks tumbler with the names of the country in it. Tama yan, Travel while you are young and full of energy, para pag tanda puro back track na lang ng events 🙂

Hopefully, hindi magalit ang cast ng Boracay trip dahil may short introduction pa ako for them, haha!

Batch 1 Boracay (8) Nakikiupo lang po sa magarang upuan, sa Station 2 lang kami nag stay. I know the resorts at Station 1 are the finest, pero sa dinami dami ng planned travels nitong mga kasama ko, kelangan mag tipid. Besides, kahit ako, ayokong gumastos ng malaki. Hindi naman kami mag s-stay ng matagal sa Hotel dahil bawal mag pahinga sa Boracay. Larga lang ng larga, beach bum ‘don, kain dito at lakad kung saan saan. So why rent an expensive place? (Saka na siguro pag honeymoon ko na, haha).

Batch 1 Boracay (9)The walking game, matira matibay! At mukhang ako ang natira. May nunal kasi ako sa paa, and my mom told me, yan ang reason kung bat ka gala! 🙂 Thanks mom, appreciate it!

Batch 1 Boracay (10) I caught her on an early Yoga, gusto ko sanang maki pose kay ate, kaso ang layo ko sa mga friends ko para mag ask ng favor na i take nila ako ng photo ala yoga.

Batch 1 Boracay (11) Sa susunod na buhay, I will have that kind of bod, ngayon, kakain muna ako ng kakain. Kaw na mag jog sa Boracay, sosyal!

Batch 1 Boracay (12) Ohhhhhhh! coconut trees! Wait for our exclusive video, haha! exclusive talaga? of course!

Batch 1 Boracay (13) Who wouldn’t want to experience the powdery white sand of Boracay over and over again?

Batch 1 Boracay (14) February na, no it’s not only love month, Summer na din!!!

Batch 1 Boracay (15) Jude and her blissful moment. Chill lang ang peg.

Batch 1 Boracay (16)Sexiness on the beach!

Batch 1 Boracay (17) Good thing tumawa si Anna, caught on cam ka! Effort less lang oh!

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Huwag kayong mag alala… haha, eto na ang solo ko! Dahil sa aking tuluyang pagtaba, kelangan ko ng mga pose na makapag tatago ng aking love handles. Bet niyo ba ang pag higa ko sa sand. San ka pa? with matching reflection yan. (I know I know, natural lang talaga akong maarte, pagbigyan niyo na ako, please!, haha).

Batch 1 Boracay (19) Best fruit shake ba kamo? Jonah’s na!

Batch 1 Boracay (20)More to come! haha, sorry wala kasi akong sawang mag pose (big thanks to Amie and Gen for the support)  Lalaban ka ba sa Bob Marley shirt ko?

Batch 1 Boracay (21) Eh ang saya ko lang diba?

Batch 1 Boracay (22) Pero mas masaya sakin si Gen, obvious naman eh! 🙂

Batch 1 Boracay (23) While waiting for their orders, pictorial muna.

Batch 1 Boracay (24)What a scenery! beach umbrella!

Batch 1 Boracay (25) Breakfast at Amie’s

Batch 1 Boracay (26) Habang busy ako sa pag langoy with Gen and Jude, eto naman ang pinagkakaabalahan nila. Mag jump shot ng walang humpay.

Batch 1 Boracay (27) Oh isa pa! May masakit pang nararamdaman si Hilds niyan ha, pero naka jump shot pa din? 🙂 You already!

Batch 1 Boracay (28)Feeling ko isa akong lumpia, kaya bet ko ang mag roll sa sands ng walang sawa. Eto ang kinalabasan ko. Isang tustadong lumpia na feeling maputi dahil sa puting buhagin.

Batch 1 Boracay (29) Sabi ko naman sa inyo, sobrang saya ko pag asa beach ako, nothing compares to the feeling of the sand on your feet, the wind on your hair and the sun on your face.

Batch 1 Boracay (30)Kung ang lahat eh busy sa pag jujump shot, eto ang signature pose ko sa mga beach. 🙂 Baliktarin mo mang ang mundo, masaya pa din!

Batch 1 Boracay (31) Be happy! Bawal ang sad sa Boracay, may multa!

Batch 1 Boracay (32) Sa malayo, tinatawag ako ng pole na ito. Hindi namin alam, Lifeguard pole pala. Kala mo naman pag aari namin kung maka pose kami. Buti na lang mabait si manong lifeguard at hinayaan lang niya kami.

Batch 1 Boracay (33) Pumo pose pa eh, haha!

Batch 1 Boracay (34) Beach happy!

Batch 1 Boracay (35)Crazy friend of mine and her crazy pose. 🙂

Batch 1 Boracay (36)Talk about body symmetry? She owned it!

Batch 1 Boracay (37) Kelangan laging nakataas ang braso at kamay ko, kung hindi… mukha akong palo palo sa tabi ni Anna, ke payat naman kasi ng batang ito! 🙂

Batch 1 Boracay (38) At anong masasabi mo sa blogger pose niya?

Batch 1 Boracay (39) Family time, the kid is soooooo cute!

Batch 1 Boracay (40) Hair flip? prettyness lang oh!

Batch 1 Boracay (41)Gen, the life saver.

Batch 1 Boracay (42) Another family shot…

Batch 1 Boracay (43) … and another one.

Batch 1 Boracay (44) Cross above

Batch 1 Boracay (45) Feeling like Friday!

Batch 1 Boracay (46) Ang hirap mamili ng letra ha! lol!

Batch 1 Boracay (47) Since sa D kasya ang buong katawan ko, dito na lang ako.

Batch 1 Boracay (48) A for Amie ♥

Batch 1 Boracay (49) Chill chill lang sa sand.

Batch 1 Boracay (51) My view above.

Batch 1 Boracay (52) View below.

Batch 1 Boracay (53)Ang maitim kong paa 🙂

Batch 1 Boracay (54) Sunsets at Boracay never fail to amaze one’s soul.

Batch 1 Boracay (55) At pag katapos ng aming nakakapagod na pag lalakad, pag swi-swimming ng walang humpay, oras na para mag hanap ng makakain.

Batch 1 Boracay (56) As we walk through Station 2 and 3, I got caught up with the lights. Iba’t ibang lights, restaurants, bars, stores and all that. Night life in here is so alive, countless things to do, have a henna or a real tattoo. Braids? Check! Fire zippers, countless! Shopping, endless!

Batch 1 Boracay (57) Nice lanterns and pretty ladies.

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Batch 1 Boracay (69) Batch 1 Boracay (70) Batch 1 Boracay (71) Sobrang daming buffet, we can’t choose kung saan ba talaga kami kakain.This one looks enticing pero ang mahal 😦 Buti sana kung mga lalaki kami, sulit na sulit siguro to.

Batch 1 Boracay (72) Batch 1 Boracay (73) Batch 1 Boracay (74) Lobster and seafood madness!

Batch 1 Boracay (76) Batch 1 Boracay (77) This is how you eat balot, with a smile.

Batch 1 Boracay (78)After dinner, it’s time to walk the other way, papunta ng Station 1 para mag hanap ng bar at gumimik. Fave part of the night! I can’t remember the last time I partied!

Batch 1 Boracay (79) Fire zippers 🙂

Batch 1 Boracay (80) Batch 1 Boracay (81)This time, hindi na free, you have to give a donation to have a photo taken here. Which is fine, group shot naman kasi.

Batch 1 Boracay (82)Wearing another fringe shirt from Mad For Fashion Online Shop.

Batch 1 Boracay (83) Batch 1 Boracay (84)We settled for Club Paraw, hmmm, same bar that I have been to way back 2007.

Batch 1 Boracay (85)Sucess ang smoky eyes effect ko sa kanila except for Hilds kasi allergic siya sa make up. They all look so pretty! Love putting make up on girls, feeling make-up artist lang? haha!

Batch 1 Boracay (86)The birthday celebrants, getting ready to party???

Batch 1 Boracay (87)Cheers!

Batch 1 Boracay (88) Margaritas and Iced tea’s (hindi natupad ang piña colada ko, valid naman ang reason).

Batch 1 Boracay (89) Amie and her margarita.

Batch 1 Boracay (90)Let’s start the party!

Batch 1 Boracay (92)Dancing the night away 🙂

Batch 1 Boracay (93)Medyo malayo kami sa stage so I opted to clear out the tables and make our own space.  Asa isang sulok lang kasi kami but that wouldn’t stop us from partying all night.

Batch 1 Boracay (94) Soon, we have our own crowd. We met a few good people, Rebecca, Carlo and Neil. Ganyan kasaya ang circle namin 🙂

Batch 1 Boracay (95) Batch 1 Boracay (96) Hindi talaga ako umuupo, bawal yun, haha!

Batch 1 Boracay (97)This is where I laugh the most! Nakilala namin ang One Direction sa Boracay! LOL! Isa na lang ang kulang kumpleto na sila.

Batch 1 Boracay (98)“Baby you light up my world like nobody else”

Batch 1 Boracay (99) Ehem… memories will last forever 🙂

Batch 1 Boracay (100)Flying kiss with the lights on! Oh bliss!

Batch 1 Boracay (101) Fire away, fire away!

Batch 1 Boracay (102) Batch 1 Boracay (103) Amie and Niel

Batch 1 Boracay (104) Last photo and I was on chairs already 🙂 Let’s call it a night shall we?

Batch 1 Boracay (105) This is Marvin, yeah, being a super fan of Bob Marley, I have a thing with dreads!

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It was a fun filled day and night. My cheeks were slightly burned but I didn’t care. Now it’s time to sleep for a few hours, like 2 hours! And another day awaits!

Missing Potipot Island

Beaches as you can see, is one of my favorite destinations. As a kid, my mom used to take us to places we never knew, mostly what they call the virgin beaches. I wish digital cameras were a big hit back then, but no so I learned to stock them up on my head as mental images.

When I started out traveling on my own or with friends after college, I promised myself I would take as much photos as I can. My head is already full of so many things I can’t keep track of the others, lol! 🙂 Anyway, allow me to share with you the beautiful island I have met late 2009. This small but VERY beautiful place is in Candelaria Zambales City Philippines namely POTIPOT Island.

My first trip was very unforgettable, we took the Victory Liner Bus Station at 7:30 am and arrived at the place by 2:30 pm. That was 7 hours long but it was worth the trip (it just took that long because of too many stop overs). We stayed at Sunbloom Resort and was assisted by Ate Mercy who also cooked for us, so nice of her. You actually have two choices, you can stay at nearby resorts or sleep at Potipot, but we chose the first one.

Potipot 1 (5)The next day, we were ready to discover Potipot Island. From our resort, it only took around less than 10 minutes to reach the said island. The first time I set foot and the first time my toes felt the water, I knew fun had started.

Potipot 1 (6) This was one of the cottages for rent, you can stay here overnight or pitch a tent whatsoever.

Potipot 1 (7)Potipot 1 (8) Time for some solo pics (please do not mention my weight, haha! I was skinny back then).

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This old tree at the back of the island was love!

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So I climbed… 🙂

Potipot 1 (3)Before the sun set, we went back to Sunbloom Resort. Though I spent the entire day swimming, I am not done yet. I braved the cold waters and yes, swam until I was dead tired.

Potipot 1 (2)Potipot as a whole.

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Race anyone? One of my epic shots!

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Tanned up and loving it! ♥

After 5 months, I was back at the same place, this time with some great friends. Less hassle for the travel since two of them decided to drive. We laughed, ate and chatted all the way from Manila to Zambales. We joked around, talked about “Pilapils” and got even caught up by the police at Clark. Oh memories! I just love the good old times!

potipot 2 (1) Joann, Salvo, Miley, I, Eldrige and Che

potipot 2 (2)Che had a hard time ‘leveling’ up to the small one, haha! Her bod is naturally long and sexy! I miss her so much but I know she is having the time of her life right now. 🙂

potipot 2 (3) I crawl everywhere, and the sand can be my bed.

potipot 2 (4) Sun on my face 🙂 Summer love ♥

potipot 2 (5) Joann and the pink donut, lol!

potipot 2 (6)Isn’t he cute? 🙂

potipot 2 (7) Tan, tan, tan, summer, summer, summer, fun, fun, fun, sun, sun, sun!!!

potipot 2 (8) Eldrige, I and Miley

potipot 2 (9) A starfish!

potipot 2 (10)Small jellyfish, so adorable!

potipot 2 (11) Forgive my vanity, I just love posing before. 🙂

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Bench and I.

potipot 2 (13) Happy as ever!

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All tanned up!

I guess the photos above sums up my short travel story. As usual, I had a hard time thinking what photos to include since I am the type of person who wants to capture them all thinking, I will be able to use ‘this’ in the future. Truly I did, it has been 4 years and I what is great with having a personal blog is you can still write things up even if it’s about past travels and the like.

It’s the month of January, summer is around the corner and personally, I am looking forward for my first travel for year 2013. So excited, hope all the plans will be successful! Missing my sun kissed tan! ♥

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

One of the highest places I have reached, Capones Island Lighthouse, Zambales Philippines

Traveling (and all that’s in between) inspires me to write, it takes my spirit to greater heights and I see a new perspective each time. A different place, a quiet sunrise, a colorful sunset with different people in all walks of life add up to the never-ending search for that inner peace. The wind on my face, the salty smell of the ocean, the sand on my toes, the flying fireflies, the innocent smile of a stranger creates a whole new story that I can share. I am a firm believer that one must travel to get lost and be found.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

When I learned about the Weekly Photo Challenge being GREEN, I knew that my Bacolod-Guimaras-Iloilo Trip last weekend would be perfect.

Green is the color of emeraldsjade, and growing grass. In the continuum of colors of visible light it is located between yellow and blue. Green is the color most commonly associated with nature and the environmental movementIslamspringhope and envy. – Wikipedia

Green was everywhere, from the food that we ate, the beautiful surroundings that we saw, antique items and old houses that we have visited. Ending my year with a memorable trip with friends was a great idea. Promise to share a detailed post (and more photos) about our trip soon, for the mean time, enjoy this gallery!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

I won’t ever forget my first weekend getaway when I was in Dubai last year. My friends brought me to the very beautiful Al Mamzar Park. Oh it was really breathtaking! The benches, the trees and the beach!!! 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

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