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Thef u l lChr i s t mase xp e r o fe i e n c c ec s t as anac yt hatmar t u al l yr e kso s u l ti rr nt e l het at e st hr of e eme e e l i n an ge i n gs c s t a t i c . A state of being beyond r Ad mi ti t .Thegl eason an u t t o n d self-c i n s i d t e hr o o f u ghal y o ontrol ui lt s heho d y i n g l i d t ayf oe atan e u a p s ,s t dd s . oar W r i n i t et ki h hed t t s h e e l fo r i g e u i u t n t s i o n o n s a t h s n e e d e mst s t c h a e l e ob p ar d u es et t i e sad e o r v y i o n d u g i r n g i g n o s o a d t i yo a f b o u o l r e d s e h I l N fu u n S ge ERT EX n ab r .Eve l et o A r yo c M o P n n L e t r E o S l t l o H h o E e s e R nu c E r a pyo v a i n n dyo gso u rb uf f e l y t i n o u d a r n d t a d s e t c e c i al d b e o u r d i t e s ot s .Bu ,yo akei uf tasyo n e e le t h e u c s a t at i r i c an . dn o t hi n g mo r ewi t h e p s e ; n tio o m e g n i elm h w r e v o of ht g i l e d s A state rou u t p a r n e l cially i b a n o s a e r n u r o f s e i t i n u t r o p p t u so b g n , i r k e n i h r t d a g d n e da o o yar l f n f o to n No o i t p m u s h n t i o c w d e e l l m o i r t t n d o n c e n p du os t an s e i t i n e u t h t r o p e p d o a o m s l a e e ohav yar h he w t e s o A tra h t d e n b a o t s e n d o o o nce; t d s r e ve o d n u rl u e r yo a e o l espec p o r e P . e l p i h s d r w e e h ophet t ially r aln i c o s arwo g ye n i y i f s i c a mys at s . n d o i n t o a m s e g n i g e n tic mi l e alb i h c o w s r e A v o l t m h he o t u d s n ght e a v i g g n i y v l i l a g het r e n i n e c g i t p a i t meo s e c o e p l e l e e f fMo e l a p o r e p e e b s p s y s a e a h t r shas m i e l P l s t p f a i r g b o e p l c e h n i p e t as ss t t oe al i f n i c o s g s r e e x g t p d n i r p , e v i a r e e o c r n m e r i c e a m e n n s c O o m . e d m e e u n h n t r o i t o n n t l g u C f n h o g p n t i u r n h i a c s i e t t me a t m m s ho c ass i n le l e i d e d f s ays e y e a t a s m a .The s s e h l o p l o o t i n e w p r , l a b l e y ve y e e l P g s e i fa hi n o o p s t f ,t a l e e t r s g he s t w t o r a o i o h r f r g e t f n r a e zi i m s al y e t e r h t a i t v o l k e u i gi n kf n ge gp a v h t e ar w , l o a a y . l h r n n a d e s d l n C a . f n t w i e e o b w f r h o t o he what ar p t n o e m a a g c e n i e b l v d gi p o o e e p ft w t h ewh c h s s u h s e ho e o t m h u r t i t e w t s o t y o f o a , d i l fo ho t ho o e w r l h d t n n i g g n u i o y t a y o j r n t t e i e v h p h a e el e s r ol t c i n i h k h gs g e e u o d . n ,fo e u Y l y e l o n s i u a r , t r e w a p n sc i o e d u o l d p o l ear t he c . a t h r l l g i so l e e t d h s u f u i n o s r k u t n a d ap o r o wi i t n r gsan an n gl c y es a d i b n t s c h o e r e o b y u e to d m i fi a n ken ho t . l i Y d o o ay u e f g t f r e o an t r t ho c eb t os o k e e n d c ap a o u n s t ee o havei t v h eho r yo t .Nou e n l i e d ay e l s e s we e s e f e l lb i mst ght ee i n o g c s t i a t , t i s e c o With all that said and n di u mi n t t i ghtas . lt hes e as done, I leave you now o nd e c i d e st o to have some fun. Catch the Christmas fever and enjoy the cool weather. Savor the season’s spirit and be ecstatic about it. Audrey


G e t t i n gb o r e dwi t hy o u r u s u a l , r e d u n d a n t l i f e ?Wh yn o t e x p l o r en e wp l a c e st h i sh o l i d a ys e a s o nwi t hy o u r f a mi l ya n d f r i e n d sf o r y o ut oe n j o y ! H e r ei sal i s t o f t h eh o t s p o t st h a t wo u l ds u r e l ye l e c t r i f yy o u r d u l l a n dt i r e s o mel i v e s . N o t o n l y i st h e r eap l a c ef o r e a c ho n eb u t f o r e v e r yb u d g e t r a n g e t o o ! S or e a do nt of i n do u t t h ep l a c e st ob es oy o u r l i f ewi l l b et h r i l l i n g !

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A y a l at r i a n g l e I f y o ud o n 始 t g e t t o oe x c i t e dwi t hr i d e sa n d t h el i k e st h a t a r emo r ef o r t h ed a r e d e v i l s , wh yn o t t r ys t r o l l i n gt h r o u g hA y a l aT r i a n g l ewi t hy o u r mo s t s p e c i a l o n e s ?L o c a t e d j u s t a t t h ec e n t e r o f t h eh u s t l i n gMa k a t i C i t y , t h i swi l l s u r e l yb ea ne x c i t i n gp l a c e t ov i s i t f o r t h o s ewh oe n j o yn a t u r e , f o o d a n df a n c yl i g h t s h o ws . Ap e r f e c t p l a c ef o r j o g g i n g , wa l k i n g , d i n i n ga n de x p l o r i n g , t h eA y a l aT r i a n g l es u r e l yi ss u c hawo n d e r f u l p l a c et od i s c o v e r .F o r t h ee x a c t l o c a t i o n , l i s t o f r e s t a u r a n t sa n ds c h e d u l eo f t h el i g h t s h o wv i s i t h t t p : / / www. a y a l a t r i a n g l e . c o m/ .J O A N


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MOD is ECSTATIC  

MOD's 2nd issue is all about getting excited. for the holidays. for the feasts. for the presents. for the most wonderful time of the year!