Travel does not only mean leaving on a jet plane, sometimes it’s about visiting that new museum in town. Last December 25, 2014, Art in Island, the largest 3D museum in Asia, was introduced to the public located in Cubao, Quezon City.

I really wanted to see Art in Island the moment I heard about it. More than a month ago, we went to Seoul Korea and the first thing we did was to visit the Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae. How I wish I can paint but since I can’t, I’m very much happy to visit art museums. The experience we had in Trick Eye Museum was enormously crazy that I wouldn’t miss it in Manila if there will be one. Just when I hope Manila can also have a trick art museum, here comes Art in Island!

Largest 3D Museum in Asia

Art in Island is claimed to be the largest 3D museum in Asia in terms of the number of 3D paintings available, around 200 masterpieces. It was founded by Yun Jae Kyoung together with his other Korean partners. Korean artists also worked on the paintings in the museum.

Let’s Begin! Leave Your Shoes!

Upon entering, we were asked to leave our shoes at the counter. Yes, SHOES are NOT ALLOWED inside to preserve the paintings because some can be found in the floor. Better wear socks or bring one. I roam around the museum barefooted and the floor is darn cold! Also wear comfortable clothing for you to be able to do crazy poses!

Shoe Counter Area

Shoe Counter Area

Rules of Photography

You can take as many photos as you like. But use of FLASH is NOT ALLOWED. TRIPODS are also PROHIBITED.

Art of Optical Illusion

As we started, a few framed optical illusion art hanging in the walls welcomed us. The classic image by the cartoonist W. E. Hill is there! It’s the young lady and old hag optical illusion.

lady and old hag optical illusion

The classic young lady and old hag optical illusion by cartoonist W. E. Hill.

Another double-image painting is from the Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak. His painting shows two portraits of Vincent Van Gogh, one of which is used to create the nose of the main image. There are also some multi-color and rotation optical illusion art to deceive and entertain you!

Multi-color and Rotation Optical Illusion Art

Multi-color and Rotation Optical Illusion Art

Themed Zones

There are seven different themed zones that we truly enjoyed. The different zones include aquatic zone, animal zone, masterpiece zone (interact with the famous paintings around the world), central hall (explore the dungeons of the ancient times), religious zone (religious world of art), fantasy zone (magical and mysterious walls), and Christmas zone.

Feeling Ariel, LOL. *wish I could be part of that world*

Be Mindful of Others

Wait for your turn and do not intrude when there are people posing and taking pictures at a certain art. We found this couple intervening while we’re still taking our photos. As they move around, they seem not to really care with other people as if they are the only ones in the museum. True story! And a very annoying one!

Be Creative and Interact With the Paintings

Unleash those creative poses and connect with the paintings! Be a surfer or a mermaid or Leonardo da Vinci! Have wings or ride in a magic carpet! For me, interacting with the paintings is somewhat therapeutic as it gives you the avenue to express much varied emotions. You are also able to get to do the things you only see in movies! Or be in a place that only exists in fantasies!

Make Friends with Strangers

Be cheerful and kind. There are other guests who will gladly volunteer to help you take your pictures, even with your group. Do the same for others too!   The staff of Art in Island are scattered in the area and are very enthusiastic to help you out as well. They can suggest to you the right poses and positions to take. They will also initiate to take your photos. They will even encourage you to take every single shot you can have.

Bringing Arts Closer to the Public

With the society we have nowadays where technology makes the world go round, the arts are almost always neglected. With destinations like Art in Island, people especially the young ones will be able to appreciate arts more as the paintings are made interactive and extremely enjoyable.

For the Young Ones and Young at Heart!

Art in Island is definitely for everyone! For the young ones and young at heart! I was very fascinated to see everyone overly excited and delighted to show off their poses and bring out the creativity within them. It is a great bonding for group of friends or the entire family.

Insider Tips

  • There are markers that will guide you where to properly stand and take photos. They can actually make it more noticeable.
Marker where you should take the photo.

Marker where you should take the photo.

  • There are also sample pictures displayed on the wall to give you ideas on what you can do in some paintings or how to properly pose. Although creativity is highly encouraged, the sample poses are very helpful.
Sample photos displayed to guide you.

Sample photos displayed to guide you.

  • The museum tour can be finished for around two to three hours.
  • There is NO ADMISSION FEE for children below 3FT.
  • Students, PWD and senior citizens have 20% discount. Just bring a valid ID.
  • Eating or drinking is not allowed inside the museum.
  • There is a FREE SNACK at the end of the museum tour. A bottled water and a selection of biscuit are provided.
Free snacks at the end of the tour.

Free snacks at the end of the tour.

  • Do not lose your claim tag given when you deposit your shoes, there is a fine of PHP100.
  • Do not leave without wrist stamp if you just want to go out temporarily.
  • Selling of tickets is until 8pm.
  • Art in Island is open during holidays.
  • No need for reservations. You can visit the museum anytime.
  • Credit cards not accepted yet.
  • No online purchasing of tickets, it can only be bought at the museum itself.

Year-round Promos

  • Birthday Promo – Free admission on the day of your birthday, a day before or a day after. Just bring your birth certificate or any valid ID indicating your birth date.
  • Loyalty Promo – On your next visit, present your old ticket and your picture inside the museum to avail the 50% off on your entrance fee.
  • Group Promo – With a minimum of 20 persons (regardless of age), get 20% off the ticket price.

How to Go to Art in Island

Art in Island is near Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Ali Mall and Cubao Expo.

How to go to Art in Island

How to go to Art in Island

To go via 15th Avenue, you can go through Aurora Boulevard. 15th Avenue is a one-way street from Aurora Boulevard. Go straight ahead 15th Avenue and you can see Art in Island on the right side.

You can also go to Art In Island through the back entrance ofCubao Expo (former Marikina Shoe Expo). From P. Tuazon Boulevard, turn to Gen. Romulo Avenue. Go straight ahead and enter Cubao Expo.

Art in Island

Operating Hours: Tues-Sun, 9:30AM-9:30PM
Admission Fee: Adult – PHP500, Student, Senior Citizen and PWD – PHP400
Address:175 15th Ave. Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City
Contact No.:(02) 421-1356
E-mail: artinisland@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/artinisland

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70 Comments

  1. Reply

    wisco

    April 27, 2015

    Hello po.. Pde pong mgtnong kung my kilala po kyong painter n gmgwa rn ng gnito… Nghahanp po kc ako at mgppapinta rn ako dito sa bhay nmin dito sa cavite. Sna mtulungan nyo po ako.. Slmat..

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      grace villanueva

      May 19, 2015

      i know someone. text 09159322549.

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    Roselyn Frias

    May 6, 2015

    I’ve seen this in The Ryzza Mae Show.. and I’m so amazed 🙂 such a wonderful work of arts.. and I’m excited to visit together w/ my family..

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      Riane

      May 7, 2015

      Really wonderful Roselyn 🙂 Visit soon and may you enjoy every piece of art there! 🙂

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        Cacharel

        May 11, 2015

        Is the admission free if it is your birthday? And what are the procedures?

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          Riane

          May 11, 2015

          Hi, I previously mentioned in my comment that admission is not free even if it’s your birthday. Upon checking updates in their FB page, i found out that admission is free on the day of your birthday, a day before and a day after your birthday. Just bring your birth certificate or any valid ID with your birth date indicated. I will update my post too 🙂

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    Cacha

    May 11, 2015

    Is the admission free if it is your birthday? And what are the procedures?

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    rachel

    May 12, 2015

    helo there.. jsut want to ask how to go there if im in edsa guadalupe?

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      Riane

      May 26, 2015

      Hi, you can take the MRT and get off at Cubao station. You can also take a bus going to Fairview or Monumento (make sure the signboard says “CUBAO IBABAW”, not “CUBAO FASTLANE” or “CUBAO ILALIM”). It’s at the back of Cubao Expo, you can walk from Araneta Center-Cubao station or Farmers Market. It is beside Union Square Condominium.

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        Jovy Bonx

        October 19, 2015

        Hi how to go there from Imus cavite? And a 2 years old baby can also go inside? How much is the entrance fee? Tanx in advance

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    Amy S. Yadao

    May 12, 2015

    I like to inquire if there is any discount from a business trip of a company (4 pax)for scouting concept to market and also to explore the whole museum at the same time. Thank you

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      Riane

      May 28, 2015

      Hi Amy,

      As of this writing, the promos they have are as follows: Birthday Promo, Loyalty Promo (present your old ticket and your picture inside the museum to avail the 50% off on your next ticket) and Group Promo (minimum of 20 persons regardless of age, 20% off the ticket price).

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    jennie de guzman

    May 25, 2015

    hi arriane!! jennie here.. pano pumunta from Farmers? thanks

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      Riane

      May 26, 2015

      Jennie! It’s at the back of Cubao Expo, you can walk from Araneta Center-Cubao LRT station or Farmers Market. Katabi sya ng Union Square Condominium. 🙂

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    kim

    May 28, 2015

    hi may i know is there any particular age of a child that can be allowed? for example can i bring my 2 year old baby? thanks

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      Riane

      May 28, 2015

      Hi Kim, I have not seen any age limit. Children below 3ft have NO admission fee. 🙂

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    ann

    June 22, 2015

    hi.. can i buy ticket online? thanks!

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      Riane

      June 25, 2015

      Hi Ann,

      As of this writing, tickets can only be bought at the museum. 🙂

      Riane

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    Karen24

    June 24, 2015

    Hi po ask ko lang kong panu papunta sa art is island if galing ka parañaque if sumakay ka sa MRt station then bumaba ka sa Farmers Cubao what po sasakyan paunta sa Art us Island thanks po

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      Riane

      June 25, 2015

      Hello Karen,

      It’s at the back of Cubao Expo, you can walk from Araneta Center-Cubao station or Farmers Market. It is beside Union Square Condominium. 🙂 I’m not really familiar if there is a ride from Farmers that will pass by the museum (except for cab , hehe).

      Riane

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    Aie Locaberte

    June 25, 2015

    Paano pag monthsary walang discount?? haha

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      Riane

      June 25, 2015

      Hahaha Aie! 🙂 Sa ngaun wala pa eh, ahaha. But that can be a good suggestion hihi…

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    Riolita S. Bautista

    June 25, 2015

    hi Ms. Riane… do they have landline, we might visit on Monday.. is it open the whole day?

    thanks

    i love your shots.. adorable!

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      Riolita S. Bautista

      June 25, 2015

      oh no.. close on mondays!!

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        Riane

        June 25, 2015

        Unfortunately, yes 🙁

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      Riane

      June 25, 2015

      Hi, their landline is (02) 421 1356. They are open from Tue – Sun, 9:30 am – 9:30 pm. Need to update my post about this. Thank you so much, Riolita! 🙂 Glad you liked them 🙂

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    Kristina Lou Balmeo

    June 28, 2015

    how to buy tickets?

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      Riane

      June 28, 2015

      You can only buy tickets at the museum as of this time. 🙂

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    Arn

    June 30, 2015

    Is there a photographer for hire inside the museum during the tour? Thanks.

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      Riane

      July 2, 2015

      I’m afraid there is none. But the staff are very helpful, they always volunteer to take pictures. 🙂

  14. Reply

    Carmela

    July 3, 2015

    Hi po miss,kelangan pa bang magpasched kung gusto kong pumunta sa museum,or i can just go there and visit the museum?thanks ☺

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      Riane

      July 3, 2015

      No need to schedule, you can just go whenever they are open 🙂 Welcome!

  15. Reply

    bugsy

    July 24, 2015

    only two to three hours only i can stay inside the museum? 🙂

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      Riane

      July 25, 2015

      There is no time limit 🙂 You can walk around for as long as you want.

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        Susan Jose

        August 3, 2015

        can i bring my 3-month old baby?

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    Susan

    August 3, 2015

    Is there age limit in visiting the museum? Can i bring my baby who is 3 month old only?

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    Denia D. Araza

    August 29, 2015

    hi are you accepting a credit card?Thank you

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      Riane

      August 30, 2015

      As of this writing, they don’t accept credit cards yet.

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    Maria

    August 30, 2015

    can you recommend nearest hotel please

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      Girlie

      November 30, 2015

      Nearest hotels are: NovoTel right beside Araneta Center, Fernandina 88 Suites Hotel scross AliMall along P. Tuazon Street, and Regalla Park Towers at the corner of P. Tuazon St. and EDSA.

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    Bien Dizer

    September 12, 2015

    dito din po ba ung nasa office ni iron man na may background ng iron man suits? 😀

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      Riane

      September 16, 2015

      Hi Bien, there’s no Iron Man here, hehe. Maybe you’re referring to Yexel Toy Museum at the Manila Ocean Park? Hope this helps. 🙂

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    Kimmy Alegre Lopez

    September 16, 2015

    Hi, is birthday discount still available? And when can you available that discount? On the day of your birthday or can be it be within 5 days before and after your birthday? Thank you

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      Riane

      September 16, 2015

      Hello Kimmy, birthday promo is a year-round promo so yes, it’s still available. You can avail it on the day, a day before or a day after your birthday. Just don’t forget to bring a valid ID with your birth date on it. 🙂

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    Obras.ph

    September 23, 2015

    Really so beautiful painting I think the painter is a Magician who made this amazing painting. Greetings from Obras.ph

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      Riane

      September 24, 2015

      I definitely agree! 🙂

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    Rachel

    October 6, 2015

    Hi Miss Riane, thanks for the info punta kame dyan by Saturday it’s our 3rd Anniversary for sure mag eenjoy kame dyan 🙂 Sana may Anniversary promo na hehe.

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      Riane

      October 6, 2015

      Wow, that’s nice to hear Rachel. 🙂 You will definitely enjoy the place. Happy anniversary! Continue celebrating the love 🙂 Cheers! 🙂

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    norafidah abdullah

    October 6, 2015

    The restroom is just at the end of the museum?…

    • Reply

      Riane

      October 6, 2015

      Yes, the restroom is only at the end, just before you exit. This is based from our visit last Jan.

  24. Reply

    Riverbanks Center

    October 7, 2015

    If you guys are in a tour, you might want to drop by some museums just near the area: http://riverbankscenter.com/learn-play

    • Reply

      Riane

      October 7, 2015

      The list looks good! Thank you for suggesting 🙂

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    Che Dariano

    October 9, 2015

    Hi!
    we’re planning to visit Art in Island this coming Oct 22 or 23, May I know how to drop there from Cubao (Land mark)? And Is there any photographer inside the museum during the tour? Thank you!!pls answer 🙂

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      Riane

      October 13, 2015

      It’s at the back of Cubao Expo, you can walk from Araneta Center-Cubao station or Farmers Market. There is actually a back entrance in Cubao Expo. From P. Tuazon Boulevard, turn to Gen. Romulo Avenue. Go straight and enter Cubao Expo. There is no available photographer during the tour but the staff is very helpful and would volunteer to take your photos. Hope this helps! Enjoy! 🙂

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    TrickEye Museum

    October 12, 2015

    Hello, thank you for visiting Trick Eye Museum in Singapore and hope you had great time with us. We would like to share some of your photo at TEM in our blog for English speakers (http://trickeye.blogspot.com). If it’s ok with you, please let us know. Thank you! 🙂

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      Riane

      October 13, 2015

      Hi there, this post is about my visit in Art in Island here in Manila, Philippines. I had visited Trick Eye Museum in Seoul, Korea and I will also be making a post of it soon 🙂 If you want, I can share our pictures from our visit in Trick Eye at Seoul. But feel free to share any of the photos here as well, just kindly mention my blog as the source. Just let me know how can I further help you. Cheers! 🙂

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    Kelly Tran

    October 16, 2015

    Hi Riane, please guide me go to 3D Art from Makati-Manila. We are going to take a bus from here to Cubao, could you please let me know which station we can drop off and how to go to 3D art from there? Thank you!

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    Aibie Lim

    October 24, 2015

    Hi Riane:

    We are planning to go at Art in an Island this coming November 14, 2015. We heard that there was a promo when we reserved at November. Is it true? Also, Do we need to ride a jeep when we are at Cubao going to Art in an Island?

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      Riane

      October 24, 2015

      Hello Aibie. Upon checking their FB page,the promo they’ll be having for Nov is for the halloween season. I read you have to be in a complete Halloween costume to get a free admission. 🙂 If you happen to be near Cubao expo, you can just walk.

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    April

    October 24, 2015

    Hello miss riane i would like to ask po sana if we can go there with tripod? 2 lang po kasi kami ng boyfriend ko na makakapunta don. Tnx po

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      Riane

      October 24, 2015

      Hi April, tripods are not allowed 🙁 We were also only two when we went there. The staff volunteered to take our pictures. And some other kind visitors helped us take our photos. We did the same for them too 🙂

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    Jexel

    November 4, 2015

    Just wanna ask.. na-mention nio po na may free food (bottled water and a choice of biscuit) pati ba yung mga bata na below 3ft na free yung admission makakarecieve nun? or dun lang po talaga yung sa mga nag-avail ng ticket! thanks

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      Riane

      November 5, 2015

      Yes there was a free snack when we visited. Based from our visit, they were not strict naman on the food. You just get on the counter, they don’t give or distribute it one by one. 🙂

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    Obras

    November 10, 2015

    Amazing 3D artworks, good job!
    Greetings from obras.ph

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    Rose L

    November 13, 2015

    Hi Riane
    Good post! Very informative 🙂
    How about selfie-pods? Allowed ba? And the birthday promo do you need to bring number of heads/person to avail of that?
    Thanks!

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      Riane

      November 27, 2015

      Thank you Rose. 🙂 I think selfie-pods are ok. 🙂

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    lhits

    November 25, 2015

    Hi Miss! My husband and I are planning to celebrate my bday there on november30 together w/our baby. I will just ask if my husband can also avail your bday promo, his bday is on 12th of december?? And with regards to requirement, birth certificate would be ok?!because I don’t have valid I.d yet. Just my old school I.d on college. And kindly inform me if what ride can we take to go there from navotas by lrt and bus ??pls inform me because it’s important to us to have a hassle free trip because we have our baby with us. Thanks ! Pls response.

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      Riane

      November 27, 2015

      Hi, if you’re going to take LRT, you can go down at Cubao station and walk from there. But for more convenience since you have a baby with you, you can take a cab from Cubao, it will just be a few-minute ride from there. Birth certificate is ok. But you can only avail the promo on the day, a day before and a day after your birthday.

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    lhits

    November 27, 2015

    Hello! Just wanna confirm if your open on november 30? It’s moday but it’s holiday. And how much is the entrance free of a 7 year old child?

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    Sharmaine Pabiania

    December 4, 2015

    Hello po..i just wanna ask panu ba if from Paco pa galing..pnu ba pumunta dito.. Bago plng ka.c kami dito..thanks po.. ?

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