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Ayat back from Dubai

Ayat was back in the Philippines for 2 weeks. Ayat is a friend from way, way back.

We shared so ma
ny things, little financial secrets, and she sharing bf things. We have not seen each other since 5 years ago. So, I get excited every time she announces that she's coming home. There's a chance, we can get together.

Unfortunately, again this time, she headed straight home to her town in Roxas City. Anyway, I am still thankful that she
managed to give me a landline phone call.

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