Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Novuhair Summer Hair Care Tips

Heading to the beach may be the most exciting part of summer. It is almost always part of the itinerary this season for most people. Others prefer to give in to their adrenaline rush climbing that mountain slope or just about anything that gets you that summer tan to fit in the crowd.
Did you know that spending extended hours under the extreme summer sun can pose serious danger to your hair and scalp? The same UV rays that brings damage to your skin without proper protection can equally hurt your hair and scalp.

Below are some of the problems your hair can encounter during the season:

·        Split-Ends - UV rays and extreme high temperature can take their toll on your strands. The heat drains the moisture of your hair out causing breakage.

·        Double Trouble – Rebonded or permed hair needs extra attention as high temperature well as humidity disrupts the cuticle breaking some of the chemical bonds that keep the hair straight or curls and roughing up the cuticle, taking away shine and smoothness.

·        Scalp problem – Scalp may also get sun-burned if you don’t use cover-ups for your head.

·        Grease problem – Summer sun and humidity can bring extra grease on your hair, leaving it vulnerable to damage.

·        Chlorine Stress – Swimming in the pool subjects your hair to chlorine.  The outer layers of the cuticle of the hair opens up when you swim and chlorinated water seeps into the center of the hair thus making your hair more brittle.

·        Excessive Salt Water – Salt water can cause the same damage as chlorinated ones. Salt water dries on the hair it creates a high-saline solution which can build up and cause hair to feel dry, weighed down and hard to manage.

All these problem can be addressed by keeping your hair clean and showered after each activities. Take vitamin supplements that benefits you hair such as Vitamin C and Biotin. Getting your hair pampered will also give respite to the sun and chemical abuse.

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which includes herbal components such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. #NovuhairSummer

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Define Your Style with Lazada’s Fashion Week

From May 30 to June 4, Lazada will be having the Define Your Style fashion week which not only gives fashion deal hunters an effortless shopping experience, but also an efficient one. With thousands of fashion finds available on the internet, looking for something to buy online could take a while and could easily eat up hours of browsing. With the Define Your Style campaign, online shoppers will be presented with the best finds available depending on the look that they’re going for!

Both men and women are sure to enjoy discounts of up to 80% during the 6-day sale. However, the highlight of the 6-day sale would be the 4 days in between which features fashion finds focused on different go-to styles. Deciding on which style an accessory or clothing will go well with could be a little tricky so the 4 style-focused days will provide shoppers with ideas on which article of clothing would best complement their preferred look.
Want to look classy without putting too much effort into your style? Then visit Lazada on May 31 with fashion finds focused on Smart Chic fashion. For its clean lines and neutral colors, this style might be the go-to look for people who work in offices. With clothes fromSM FashionLevi’s and Memo, footwear from Hush PuppiesMilanosJanilynCLN andMendrez, and bags and accessories from Ray-BanSilverworksSamsonite andSecosana, one can create multiple combinations and never wear the same get up in the office within the same month!

Are you the type who’s more laid back? Then enjoy the deals on June 1, Lazada’s Street Fashion day. Discounts from your favorite street wear brands like PenshoppeWrangler,Lee CooperVansCasioHerschel and many more will be up for grabs! While being practical, streetwear allows you to be very creative with your get-ups and even start new fashion trends!

June 2 is for those who are more daring and willing to experiment on different articles of clothing of varying colors. With the right matching of colors, one can look sophisticated as if a stylist decided on the combination. Enjoy our Color Splash with treats from many brands like BenchPlains & PrintsKedsMossimoLipaultUnisilver and ForMe.

Sporty meets casual? Check out our Athleisure sale on June 3! Who said you can’t look fashionable before and after hitting the gym? Gear up with clothes from Oxygen or Bo Athletics, shoes from Pony or Sketchers, and bags and accessories from OakleyG-Shock,JansportHigh Sierra and TW Steel. With these finds, you’re sure to feel comfortable and ready for some action.

Lazada’s Define Your Style fashion week ends on June 4 so be sure to check out all the items you added to your cart during the 4 style-focused days. With deals from your favorite fashion and accessories brands, it’s the best time to start shopping to update your wardrobe as we prepare for the upcoming rainy season. Visit from May 30 to June 4 and don’t miss any of Lazada’s wide assortment of discounted fashion finds!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

National Bookstore Grand Summer Art Camp

Awesome art activities, freebies and surprises at the NBS Grand Summer Art Camp!

Below is the schedule:

MAY 27, 2017
3:30PM - 4PM
Featuring Illustrations of
Abi Goy, Angela Taguiang, Frances Alcaraz, Kora Dandan-Albano and Ray Sunga to be hosted by the Author, Bong Oris
1:30PM - 2PM
DIY Tote Bag & Handkerchief 
Designing Demo
4PM - 4:30PM
Mr. & Mrs. Elmer's Mascot
Meet and Greet
2PM - 3PM
Scholastic Project AR:
Bring your favorite Little Pony or Transformer to life (Customize and interact with the characters using a guidebook and an app.)
4:30PM - 5PM
Elmer's Slime Time
3PM - 3:30PM
Watercolor Painting with Faber-Castell Demo
5PM - 6PM
Show me the color & Puzzled bring me games

MAY 28, 2017
4PM - 4:30PM
Mr & Mrs. Elmer's Mascot
Meet and Greet
1PM - 2PM
Andrea Brillantes
Performance and
Book Signing
4:30PM - 5PM
Elmer's Slime Time
2PM - 3PM
Hashtags Performance
5PM - 5:30PM
Show me the color & Puzzled bring me games
3PM - 3:30PM
Doodling & Lettering
with Dong-A Demo
5:30PM - 6PM
Crayola Coloring Book
3:30PM - 4PM
Storytelling and animals drawing with Jomike Tejido

Source: National Bookstore

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Congrats sa Bangtan pero kailan na Pinoy naman?

Masaya sa feeling na pagkagising ko ay puro ang nasa Twitter feed ko ay ang pagkapanalo ng Bangtan Boys sa Billboard Music Awards bilang Top Social Artist. Isa ako sa mga nagtweet ng mga nakaraang araw bilang boto sa kanila. 

Photo from

Habang bumoboto ay hindi maalis sa isip ko na Asian din naman sila kailan kaya ang Pinoy? Hindi siguro din maalis sa akin magtanong dahil ako ay isang Pilipino. Ang dugo ko, salita at kultura ay Pinoy. Kumbaga nasa genes ko ang Pinoy kaya siguro hindi ko maalis magtanong. 

Naalala ko kung sabagay nanalo na rin naman noon ang Pinoy sa mga MTV Music awards tulad ni Regine Velasquez, Kyla, etc. Nanalo din si Sarah G. ng Global Sound para sa kanta nyang Kilometro. Ang Black Eyed Peas ay may Pinoy na member si at nanalo na rin ng maraming awards. 

Sa mga singing contests na American idol, The Voice, Britain Got talent, etc ay may mga Pinoy na magagaling kumanta tulad ni Jasmine Trias, Jessica Sanchez at Marlisa. Madami na rin nanalo sa World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) tulad nia Jed Madela at 4th Impact.

Pero ang nais ko sana ay yung parang sa BTS. Korean ang language ng mga kanta although may English language naman na mga parte. Nag coconform ang ibang nationality sa language at culture nila.

Sa kanila may Korean at English language sa isang song ok lang. Yung fans nga internationally ay nag kokorean sinasaulo ang songs nila. Minsan ba sa atin kapag Taglish ang song ay nababaduyan tayo? Magkaka roon kaya ng time na kapag nagconcert an Pinoy abroad ay kahit hindi sila Pinoy ay sasauluhin ang lyrics na Tagalog.

Nung nagconcert noon ang kpop group na Exo kinanta nga nila ang Hawak Kamay ni Yeng Constantino sa Tagalog.

Kung ma nominate man ang Pinoy sa ganitong category ay mukhang mananalo naman. Agree ba kayo? Kasi mahilig tayo sa social media. Kapag nga diba Miss Universe or pageants bumuboto tayo. Araw araw ay mayroon ata taying hashtag na trending worldwide. Naalala ko din ang times na ang loveteams ay gabi gabi may trending na hashtags.

Kailangan ba natin gayahin ang sa kpop na may groups na sing, dance, self-composition, facial expressions, fashion at makeup all in one? Maganda naman boses natin, ok naman ang fashion at makeup. Magagaling din naman kumanta at sumayaw. Marunong naman mag compose yung ibang artists ng sarili nilang kanta like Ogie Alcasid. Pero parang kapag Pinas kasi mas accepted sa atin yung banda o kapag mabirit yung kanta. Observation ko lang naman.

Napag iiwanan nga ba ang OPM? Magaganda naman ang songs natin. Kulang ba sa pagka catchy para hindi sya i-on loop o patugtugin paulit ulit. O kulang sa funding para ipa-play sa radio stations o promotions? Kailangan ba natin mag convert na sa puro EDM?

Naalala ko yung kanta na Anak ni Freddie Aguilar. Diba natranslate pa nga ito sa iba't ibang languages at kinanta pa nung One Korea Global Peace concert nung March. Andun din ako. Natuwa ako na ibang nationality ay kinakanta ang ilan sa mga songs na gawa ng Pinoy.

Anong meron ang song na yun at umabot sya sa ibang bansa? Dahil ba sa honest ang lyrics at tunog Pinoy talaga ang kanta?

Nung nag eere pa ang show na BoybandPh ay may nabasa akong tweet ng isang fan na sa Korea daw kasi talent muna ang hinahasa kaysa sa looks. 

O mas ok ba sa masa o sa majority ng Pinoy ang Phil-Am na mga artista kaysa sa pure Filipinos o Pinay beauty? Pangit ba kapag pure Pinoy? Pangit ba tayo? Colonial mentality ba ang problema? Ang kpop ay global phenomenon na kailan kaya an OPM naman.

Sa concerts ay para sa akin mukhang mas maganda naman ang production numbers ng Pinoy. Mas madaming design ang stage at minsan may full orchestra pa para sa mga solo artists. Minsan may change in stage design pa, yung may mga umiikot ikot pa. May mash ups pa, medley, madaming back up dancers, etc.

Nung umattend ako ng MBC Showchampion in Manila last September ay nagulat ako sa stage na for me ay bare kasi LED lang at walng stage design. Ah ganun pala yun magagaling ang mga camera man at ine emphasize ang dance steps, makeup, facial expressions at fashion kaysa magfocus sa bongga na stage design.

Halos walang back up dancers. Yung mga solo lang ang may back up dancers ex. Psy nung One Korea Global Peace concert. Kumbaga ay ine emphasize ang mga trademark nila. Ano ba ang trademark ng Pinoy?

Pero appreciate ko ang mga ma eeffort na stage ng Pinoy. Ang mahal kaya at pinag hirapan talaga iset up. Pero may kpop artist din naman na ma effort sa stage design like Bigbang.

Nasa music distribution ba ang problema? Kailangan ba makipag team up sa malalaking music distibutors? Mahilig pa rin ba tayo sa hard case CDs instead na Spotify, itunes, o digital music na lang? Hindi ba magaganda o hindi creative o hindi modern ang music videos ng songs? Dahil ba mahilig tayo magdownload na lang ng free music?  Oo kulang sa budget kasi yung basic needs nga na pagkain minsan ang hirap na igaod diba. Bakit naman yung kpop albums at ibang merchandise ino order pa nga ng mga kabataan mula Korea kahit mas mahal pa sila sa Pinoy albums. Mukhang pinag iipunan pa nila yun mula sa baon nila o nagpapart time jobs pa para makabili. (the feels)

O mas mahilig tayong Pinoy makinig ng American music at music na iba ang language? Sa playlist mo ilan ang Pinoy songs? (sa akin iilan lang din. so guilty din ako dito)

Naalala ko ang times nung college pa ako na halos araw araw kumakanta sa events ng student org. Naiinvite pa kami ng band namin sa ibang lugar. Ang pinaka malaking na include ako ay sa Davao sa CAP auditorium na ilang araw kami tumugtog sa thousands na audience. First time ko makasakay ng eroplano noon. Nakasakay ako dahil sa musika. Kapag may youth camps ay kino coach ang ilang band members ng practicals about preparation as part ng music team. Nung nagtatrabaho na ako sa hindi ko hometown ay naging active din ako sa banda na branch namin. Nagmementor din ako dun tulad ng song arrangement, delivery, etc. Minsan nagturo pa ako ng one on one voice lesson sa isang vocalista.

Sa totoo lang napaka galing Pinoy sa musika at pagkanta. Minsan nga nahihiya ako kumanta kasi alam ko may Pinoy na stranger na mas magaling kumanta kaysa sakin o sa ibang recording artists. 

Bilang isang tao na na involve sa music o pagbabanda noon ay hindi siguro maalis sa akin ang mga tanong na ito.

Hindi ko alam kung saan magsisimula o kung ano ang root problem at hindi ko alam kung kailan magbabago at kung may dapat ba baguhin. Hindi ko alam kung paano baguhin. Mukhang may nasimulan na naman kasi diba nanalo na yun ibang Pinoy artists sa global awards hindi ko lang alam paano nga ba palalaguin pa.

Naisulat ko lang ito kasi para sa akin may talento naman ang Pinoy na sana makita lagi sa worldwide music awards. Yun lang. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Herbalife Nutrition Study Reveals Alarming Lack of Nutrition, Hydration and Exercise Among Adults

Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Balanced Nutrition Survey1, which focuses on shedding light on nutrition and health habits, behaviors and attitudes of consumers aged 18 and above.  The survey is an element of the seventh Herbalife Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, seeking to inspire consumers to adopt balanced nutrition habits and reinforce its impact to long-term health and wellbeing. According to survey findings, 8 in 10 (78%) of Filipino consumers are eating less than half of the daily recommended serving of fruits and vegetables, 4 in 10 (41%) do not drink enough water, and more than half (59%) do not get enough exercise.

While 6 in 10 (60%) of consumers in the Philippines believe that ensuring their body gets the sufficient nutrients to function optimally was the greatest motivator to adopting a balanced diet, modern, fast-paced lifestyles make it increasingly challenging to incorporate healthy nutrition habits into daily lives. 

The study revealed that 6 in 10 (57%) respondents in the Philippines found having a daily balanced nutrition approach to be challenging, citing the lack of time, money, and motivation to be the top three obstacles preventing them from having a healthier lifestyle. 

Additionally, the Philippines survey findings revealed the following:
8 in 10 (78%) consumers claimed to consume 0 to 2 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, below the recommended 5 servings per day
4 in 10 (41%) consume less than the recommended 8 glasses of water/fluids per day
Over half (59%) achieve less than 1 hour of physical activity per day, with 10% having no physical activity at all
The top 3 motivations to adopting balanced nutrition are sufficient nutrients to function optimally (60%), to prevent health related problems and complications (51%) and to maintain ideal body weight to prevent obesity-related health problems (39%)
The top 3 obstacles to a daily nutrition approach are lack of time (57%), lack of money (53%), and lack of motivation (45%).
To help consumers improve their nutrition habits: 
o 7 in 10 (67%) of respondents feel that having an easier access to healthier food choices would help them adopt a balanced nutrition approach.  
o 4 in 10 (37%) of respondents look for like-minded people to make healthier food choices together
o 4 in 10 (42%) of respondents seek expert advice for a personalized nutrition plan 
When asked about what would help them achieve their balanced nutrition and exercise goals, most of the respondents agreed that balanced nutrition and community support approach, such as that exhibited at Herbalife Independent Nutrition Clubs, would improve personal well-being in the long run.
“As a global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition is committed to helping consumers adopt balanced nutrition habits, so that they can have a positive impact on their lives in the long run,” said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, general manager of Herbalife Philippines. 
1Herbalife’s Asia Pacific Balanced Nutrition Survey was conducted in March 2017 with 500 respondents aged 18 years of age in the Philippines.


About Herbalife 

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life. 
We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports. 

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2016. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit or

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fashion 21 vs. Nichido Contour Palette

Last few days Fashion 21 cosmetics released a contour palette with two contour shades and one highlighter. I was so excited because last March I asked the counter in one of their stores in a SM branch if they are have contour palette. The saleslady said Fashion 21 will come up with one soon.

Fashion 21 contour palette swatch
The lighter brown shade has a pinkish tone. I think this is good for people with fair skin or maputi. All colors have shimmer particles that are quite big. I thought they released a matte one. There is actually the highlighter swatch at the right side of the darkest shade. The highlighter is powdery and its shimmer doesn't stick on the skin or isn't obvious enough. Maybe you can use the highlighter as an eyeshadow instead.

If you take a picture using a smartphone you cannot see the shimmer but in real life there is shimmer. I didn't take a close up picture. I was actually in the mall to look for the foundations because of the sale.

Photo: From Fashion 21 Facebook page

Beside Fashion 21 stall is the Nichido stall so I went there and compared the two.

The difference is that the lightest shade of the Fashion 21 contour palette is darker than the lightest shade of Nichido palette. The darkest shade of the Fashion 21 contour palette is darker than the darkest shade of Nichido palette. Nichido's shade in the middle is more of yellow tone.

Nichido contour swatches

When I tried to rub the swatches of Fashion 21 and Nichido, Fashion 21 contour swatches isn't affected that much or the color didn't get too much lighter. Nichido contour palette is also powdery but has smaller shimmer particles than that of Fashion 21.

For the price of P300+ I think both palettes are affordable since the size is quite big and not like an eyeshadow pot size.

Fashion 21 Contour Palette
Rate: (1-5, 5 as highest)

Long lasting- 4
Color- 4
Matte- 1
Size- 5
Price- 5
Overall- 3

Nichido Contour Palette
Rate: (1-5, 5 as highest)

Long lasting- 3
Color- 4
Matte- 1
Size- 5
Price- 5
Overall- 3

Note: This blog is not sponsored. All opinions are mine. Sorry if I didn't buy neither of the two palettes. I'm hoping they would come up with a matte one.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

The gift of healthy ‘crowning glory’ fit for the queen this Mother’s Day

CLICHE it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanayinay‘naymama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives. 

There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority. 

No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.

Still drooling over the ways on how to spend this time of the year again with her? Well, you may opt for the basics of gift-giving from simple trinkets to expensive items. But take note, your appreciation of her is not equated by the tag price of your present. It’s the thought that counts, as an adage says. 

You may consider a set of hankies that will bring back the memory of her wiping out her tears of happiness upon knowing that she’s conceiving a li’l creature inside her womb. That’s you, of course. A loose yet comfy clothes shall make her remember that sort of a duster or preggy dress she wore in the laborious yet exciting “nine months” of gestation.

Why not a pillow that she could hug as tight as she embraced you after giving birth, or maybe a brassiere for protection of the very bosom she fed you with during infancy? A bed will bring to her mind your tot years when you started to crawl and roll over it freely.

Shoes are a girl’s best friend, too, like your mom. Either sky-high heels or flattering flats, there’s a pair to match every bit of her fantasy. For as long as it brings comfort to her feet, it's more than enough to reciprocate the ease you had when you took your first walk with her guidance back then. If it isn’t her thing, though, a flip-flop will cause her to think that she also disciplined you through the proverbial “rule of slipper” hit on your buttocks while you were growing up.

Much to her delight, a bling ring will be worthy of your dear investment to show your deep appreciation of her just like when she never failed to recognize you with a pat on the back for simple good deeds or a job well done in your lifetime.

Stuck for an idea yet? Here’s a simple but meaningful token of gratitude that for sure will make a big difference and, eventually, pull off a surprise for the celebrant herself: The NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack which includes the topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner. Yes, you read it right. 

Still not convinced enough, why don’t you spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto your mom’s scalp and massage it for five to ten minutes. You may not even know that with such a plain gesture of yours, it can melt her heart as it reminds her of the past when she used to do the same thing while you were still young, either as a trick to put you easily on a slumber or merely a relief every time you got sick. Those caressing hands of yours, likewise, imbibe your act of giving back the “natural care from mothers” like her. 

Whatever impression it may have on her, what’s tangible she could gain is that you’re giving her nature’s gift of health. NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion is so unique that it combines 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients––all working synergistically to help address hair problems from growth to vanishing. This breakthrough product helps to rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the moist of her tress from root to tip, aids in stimulating the growth of her hair and helps prevent it from excessive falling, while improving the overall appearance.

More than anything else, NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack may be one of the most precious gifts that your mom could ever receive in her entire life. Well, she’s the most important woman in your life after all. Hence, she deserves to be treated like a queen with that vibrant, bouncy and shiny “crowning glory.”

NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack is beyond compare. So, don’t think twice to wrap it as your present for her this Mother’s Day and, if ever, for life. Head on to any Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores to get a dose of nature’s answer to hair loss.  For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit for more details. Follow us on Twitter @NovuhairNatural and Instagram @NovuhairOfficial for promo announcements and exciting updates.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Birthday Greetings 2017

Thank you to all who greeted me especially to the companies which I am one of their affiliates. Today I am happy but I am more focused on working, learning new things and thinking how to earn more. haha I am a futuristic person. When we are younger we are happy with the material things and also we count how many people greeted us or how many gifts we have or how many food we bought and cooked for our birthday. For me as I age it just seems to be an ordinary day. ^_^

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Odette Cagandahan Gallery

I visited Ms. Odette's gallery/exhibit last month. She was featured in the Pinoy Got Talent when she did a painting of singer Gary V. while dancing.

She paints portraits of famous celebrities and public figure like Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, President Duterte, etc.

She also has sculptures that are colorful.

I like this painting because of the cute faces of the women and the colorful dresses they wear.

I wasn't able to see the glow in the dark paintings. There were at the black cloth. I didn't know there is a passage in that area. You can see in the video the black cloth at the back of Marilyn Monroe portrait/painting. This video is also uploaded in my Facebook page.

Indeed Filipino talent is amazing.

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