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Happy birthday Drew!!

Thank God, our exam in MS was over. It was a bit difficult, but I managed to answer all of the questions, far-out questions though.lol. After the exam, I went to Andrew's crib with my classmates and barkadas for a birthday treat by drew. we just ate and ate, and laugh and laugh until we have nothing to ate and laugh. lol. I particularly ate voraciously on lechon(roasted pig) and Pinoy style spaghetti. Of course who wouldn't love those. lol

After the heavy dinner session, I played poker with the rest of the gang. And mind you, it was my first time to play poker, and I just fell in love with it. lol. We all just enjoyed Drew's b-day. the rest was all but fun and fun. Well, I'm looking forward for another poker session.lol

Reality reality:
still have to study Christian Ethics and Asian Civilization for tomorrow's exam.


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