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christmas season

currently listening to frosty the snowman. i am hoping some holiday christmas plans will push through. does any of you kids have any plans?

4 comments on “christmas season

  1. heRMAN
    December 29, 2009

    mERRY! x-MAZ

    NF\D hAPI nEW YEAR POH…

  2. Ecai Dayo
    January 6, 2010

    .. miss portia
    have you seen the movie HORTON.?

  3. portiaplacino
    January 6, 2010

    herman, same to you, sorry late reply, been offline so long.

    ecai, heard of it, but haven’t seen it. why? 🙂

  4. ecai dayo
    January 12, 2010

    ..miss portia..
    you should watch it. they say it’s a philosophical movie. i agree. horton is funny and very elephant. lols. i havent seen a movie kagay nun. watch it!

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