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MoBob and I were invited to Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development's 25th anniversary reception at the Philippine Embassy.

MB graciously agreed that the Philippine Embassy was much bigger than the Moroccan Embassy, but I conceded that the Moroccan Embassy in Paris is probably just as big. Oh, those colonial ties.

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Washington DC. The main building, not counting a couple of annexes. It takes up a whole block.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco. Cozy.

The Embassy invited a dance/song group of young people to perform.
I could've worn something like this:

Or the "Miss Philippines" dress:

But we wore the best of MyBarong.com:

I'm sure MB's the only Moroccan who's ever worn a barong. Next month we'll have a chance to wear Moroccan outfits as we're going to a reception at the Moroccan Ambassador's residence.
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On May 20th, 2008 07:01 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
The Philippine embassy may be bigger but the Moroccan embassy looks like it's got character. You both look lovely (through the blur).
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On May 20th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I didn't know about the blurriness til afterwards since the screen on the camera is so small. I think the guy who took the photo moved too quickly. Pity, we were going to use it for our holiday greetings!
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