Christmas at Jollibee makes holiday family traditions more festive

More than just a place for langhap-sarap food, Jollibee has become a haven of happiness for cherished family moments, especially during Christmas, the jolliest time of the year. This Yuletide season, the country’s leading fast-food chain is adding brightness and cheer to its nationwide network of stores with holiday decorations that make dining an even more festive experience.

Dine at Jollibee and feel the spirit of Christmas as cute kiddie carolers welcome you with a warm smile.


Decals featuring well-loved Christmas parols and a group of cute kiddie carolers embellish the glass panels of Jollibee stores,welcomingcustomers as they enter anddepicting the holiday traditions that many Filipinos are fond of. These also add to the heartwarming mood set by the colorful murals that showcase Pinoys’ strong family ties, as well as the fun store accents and décor that win over kids and kids at heart. Donation boxes for the 20th Maaga ang Pasko, the longest-running toy and book drive in the Philippines, also touched the hearts of consumers, encouraging them to share their blessings with those in need.

To get everyone into the holiday mood, Jollibee introduced special holiday treats that celebrate the flavors of the season. Celebrations with the family became even more complete with the Christmas Bucket Treats, featuring everyone’s favorite Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti bundled with yummy treats such as Buttered Corn, Mashed Potatoes, Peach Mango Pies and Jollibee Mix-ins with Hershey’s Kisses.

Filipino families celebrate one sweet Christmas with their favorite Jollibee treats—available in festive and colorful holiday packaging.


Adding a sweet note to the festivities are the Jollibee Christmas Creamy Shakes. Available in Mocha Cookie and Choco Cookie variants, these indulgent flavors mixed with vanilla soft-serve ooze with creamy and delicious sweetness.

What’s more, these tasty Christmas specials come in festive packaging that surely made diners feel the joy of the holidays. Completing the Christmas feel in the stores is the Christmas packaging for other favorites such as the Jolly Crispy Fries and Sundae Mix-ins, as well as the table napkins and drinking cups.

Mom of four Annie Ignacio shared that she found the kiddie carolers really cute and that they reminded her of her own kids. “When I first saw them, I instantly thought, ‘I wish my own children were featured as well,” she said. “Whenever our family visits our favorite stores, the Jollibee Libis and E. Rodriguez branches, we would always imagine that the carolers are singing to us.”

Marketing executive Jun Resterio shared that his daughter Charm was also enamored by the kiddie carolers. “As soon as we saw them, Charm instantly posed with the kids and asked her mom and me to take lots of photos. She said she wanted to sing with them,” he added.

For Jun, taking his girls—his wife Charmaine and daughter Charm—to Jollibee is something he always looks forward to, especially come Christmastime. “Before we go to church for Simbang Gabi, we would always have dinner first at Jollibee and enjoy our favorite Chickenjoy and the Christmas Creamy Shakes. We also see a lot of other families doing the same and it’s such a heartwarming sight to see,” he said. “There’s also something cheery about getting your favorites in festive packaging decked in Christmas colors—it instantly makes us feel the joy of the holiday season.”

For event organizer Michelle Robles, the Jollibee Christmas decorations bring back fond childhood memories. “I remember how much my sister Rachel and I looked forward to the holidays, because it meant that our parents would bring us to the mall to look for new clothes and shoes we would wear for the big day itself,” she said. “After shopping, we would then head to Jollibee to have our fill of our favorite Chickenjoy and Spaghetti, talking about our plans for the holiday vacation.”

Michelle added that she is keeping this Yuletide tradition alive, now that she has her own family. “My daughter Erin knows that if she behaves well and helps us shop for Christmas gifts, her dad and I would treat her to her favorite Chickenjoy and Choco Cookie Creamy Shake,” she shared. “Erin was also inspired by the Maaga ang Pasko boxes that she always sees at the stores, so she asked us to buy toys to donate as well.”

Nothing brings the family closer together than langhap-sarap meals shared in a warm, inviting Jollibee store that feels like home. Celebrate the joy of the season with your loved ones and visit any of Jollibee’s over 800 stores nationwide.



I just start SKINvesting at LUMINISCE

I know some of you probably noticed about my glowing skin,  I mean even me I was surprised to see how glowing and healthy my skin after the treatment. It’s definitely worth sharing my experience with all of you, It was one of the most fascinating experiences of my life.


So, here it is… 🙂

I’ve always had this problem since my teen days, my skin is super dry and temperamental specially during cold weather days. I always get this feeling of fascination about women having good and glowing skin. It has been my biggest insecurity. I’ve tried so many different creams, to hide those skin discoloration and just to give me that flawless skin and guess what? nothing worked.


Until this great opportunity comes knocking on my door, I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Kristina Cuevas Reyes, but everyone calls her Dr. Kaycee Reyes. She is the founder of Luminisce Holistic Skin Clinic. its located at 32nd street, 2nd floor,Bonifacio Global city.It is a clinic that aims to provide wellness, beauty and body care through premium and innovative skin care services. Envision as a prestigious upscale brand of skin and laser specialists that offer a holistic approach towards skin care. Using state of the art technology and modified health treatments, they are focusing on their clients well being in various aspects.



Dr. Kaycee Reyes specializes in lasers and in complementary and alternative medicine. Passionate about beauty and wellness. She also attends International conferences to further widen her outlook towards treating skin cases.


Just this Month, December 10,2014, Had the chance of meeting Dr. Kaycee and try the treatments suited for my skin needs. The whole process was so new and exciting. I really want to start embracing healthy and glowing skin and just enjoy the moment. 

Before the skin consultation with Dr. Kaycee, I had to take a photo of my before shot. here, I basically look haggard and not just plain but extremely unattractive. that is because my skin is temperamental during cold weather days and also make up can make you look young and fresh, or older, or haggard when the weather is not so okay. 


 In this photo together with Dr. Kaycee, the skin consultation begins to determine my skin’s wants and needs. during the consultation i told her my skin main problem. That is having a dry and dull skin, had these large pores and some skin discoloration in some parts of my face. Dr Kaycee patiently explained the treatments and explained to me how it will be done and what I need to do before and after the treatment.The consultation is important because it allows the doctor to examine your skin.explain the procedure, and determine if this is the best treatment for you.


So these are the particular treatments that will be done for my skin. Each treatment uses a different approach and has a unique effect on the skin. since this is the first time i will undergo treatments i’m a bit nervous but too excited.  Here is my room! ready to be pampered and be beautiful IMG_20141210_104206 Luxury Facial – This is a free procedure that begins with a soothing facial cleanse and a relaxing facial massage. its LUMINISCE’s special facial treatment where in it removes bacteria and deep cleans pores causing acne, trapped dirt and excess oil. this treatment also minimizes pores up to 2 weeks. Then a skin nourishing vitamins are absorbed into the skin via SONOPHORESIS, a process wherein ultra sound waves seep nutrients into the skin, removing blackheads and whiteheads along the way. 10568967_10152491979123199_6959605618535250276_n After electric currents, safely pass through my skin using a special machine to lift and revitalized the skin. 10850113_10152491976583199_5282922701531829807_n

and finally an oxygenating machine releases cool, pressurized oxygen into my skin to hydrate and open pores.


UltraRevitale – this next treatment done is for the skin to cleanse, nourish and reveal healthier skin through ultrasound technology. Using a state of the art ultrasonic device, UltraRevitale targets problem areas by penetrating  deep into the skin, slowly fading fine lines and bringing back smoother and tighter skin.

Skin IontoBooster – this treatment also done for my skin to reveal younger and smoother skin. A treatment that dramatically reduces wrinkles and lightens the skin through a noninvasive procedure wherein electric waves go into deeper layers of the skin with no damaging side effects.

Last but not least, the last treatment done for my skin is the Lux 1540 nm Laser for big pores – basically this is what i’ve been waiting for, yes, i’m a bit nervous about this but too excited. which targets Large pores that can be permanently decreased.


There you go, I had 4 treatments done in 2 hours in one day and its all worth it. Here’s a photo of my after shot treatment. here you can see mild redness after a treated skin but it won’t last long, the redness — its natural 🙂 you can already see results how my face looks brighter and clean after the treatment.


after the treatment, Dr. Kaycee explained the downtime, (the redness), it will not stay long. She also remind me to always put some sunblock every 4 hours which i love up to this day, and always moisturize every night. Sunblock is the only cream that i put on my face everyday. no face powder or bb creams, only SUNBLOCK and its effective. Thank you Dr. Kaycee for that reminder 🙂


It’s been 1 week since my treatment at LUMINISCE and my pores are looking better everyday and it’s only been 1 week! I notice my skin looks better.just the first day of the treatment i notice the difference. No face powder or BB creams, just bare face.My skin looks brighter, glowing and healthier. I’m morena but i have the mestiza effect its what they call rosy cheeks! I always get that compliment from my friends and family. They notice how my skin changed after my treatment at LUMINISCE 🙂 you can see the difference on the before shot photo above.


Even on outdoors you can see how healthy and Glowing my skin is. No face powder, only Sunblock:)



Dr. Kaycee told me that ill be back after 3 weeks for the follow up check up for my skin. for the first time in my life I started to feel well and beautiful—and it showed.

Start ‪#‎SKINvesting‬, Holistic approach to skincare is the secret to looking good inside and outside. A healthy mind and spirit, combined with expert advice and the latest innovation in skincare technology, will translate to radiant skin. located at 2nd Floor Mercury Drug building, 32nd Street, 4th Ave. Fort Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig. (Across St. Lukes) You may also contact them at (0915) 979 4661 or call (02) 511 8500 for concerns and appointment.


LG Mobile set to boost holiday craze with 3-day Christmas Rush Sale

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MANILA, December 17, 2014 – Those who are on the lookout for awesome gift gadgets this Christmas or are in search for a chic new smartphone to start 2015 afresh are in luck! Global technology innovator LG Electronics will be holding a three-day Christmas Rush Sale from December 19 to 21, 2014, featuring two of its recently launched mobile devices, the LG G3 Beat and the LG L Fino.

Purchasers of these models during the given period will be entitled to a special price cut.  The LG G3 Beat, originally priced at P13,990, will be offered at P9,990—allowing valuable savings worth four thousand PHP, while the LG L Fino worth P7,990 will be available for only P6,990.

The LG G3 Beat, an offspring of the multi-award-winning smartphone LG G3, carries the best features of the highly-acclaimed flagship, allowing Filipino consumers to have the G3 experience at a more compact body and more affordable price.  The LG G3 Beat comes with a 5.0-inch HD IPS display, a robust 2,540mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel shooter which features Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot and Front Camera Light.

A compelling alternative to higher-priced smartphones, the L Fino features a blazing fast 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor, a 4.5-inch True IPS display, and a 1,900mAh long-lasting battery. Known for its “Designed for Funtography” philosophy, the L Fino combines fun with smartphone photography as it gives users quality, blur-free images with premium features built in its 8-megapixel camera. It is also the first L Series model to sport LG’s trademark Rear Key button.

The Christmas Rush Sale is available in selected LG dealer stores nationwide: LG Concept Lounge at SM Megamall; LG Concept Stores at SM North EDSA, SM Fairview, Greenhills, Marquee Mall Pampanga, Robinsons Mall Santiago, G Mall, SM Lanang, Lim Ket Kai Mall, Centrio Mall, and Marbel; Abenson Greenbelt; LG Concept Kiosk at SM Cebu, SM Bacolod, and SM GenSan; Aerophone at SM Cebu; Playtelcom at SM Iloilo; and Expression Mobile at Shoppers Mall Zamboanga.

For more details on the LG Mobile Christmas Rush Sale, visit http://www.lg.com/ph/inside-lg/3day-christmas-2014-rush-sale. For more information on LG Mobile’s innovative product line, visit http://www.lg.com/ph, http://www.lgblog.com.ph, or http://www.LGnewsroom.com; like LG Mobile’s official Facebook page ‘LG Mobile Philippines’; or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.


New residential development in Laguna launched, SOC Land unveils Althea

Aspiring home owners looking for housing options in suburban Laguna can now look into a new option as property developer SOC Land bares its newest residential development, Althea Residences.

From left to right: SOC Land board of directors: Juan Miguel Reyes, Justine Anne Mercado,  vice president for marketing & sales  Felimon Yee, Jr. and board of director Farah Denise Castro
From left to right: SOC Land board of directors: Juan Miguel Reyes, Justine Anne Mercado, vice president for marketing & sales Felimon Yee, Jr. and board of director Farah Denise Castro

Situated in Biñan, Laguna, Althea Residences will feature modern homes with a tranquil vibe strategically spread out in 4.3 hectares of land. Home owners can choose from three housing options—Aurea for two-storey single-detached homes, Ayanna for single-attached homes and Aralia for bungalow homes.

According to Mr. Felimon Yee, Jr., vice president for sales and marketing of SOC Land, Althea Residences was carefully planned to ensure low density. “We understand that for home owners, especially those with children, ample space to move around is an essential factor in selecting a home,” he said. “It’s something that we offer an abundance of in Althea because we value that kind of luxury.”

All Althea residents will have access to amenities including a basketball and badminton court, swimming pools for kids and adults, club house, children’s playground, and parks and jogging paths. A 24/7-manned guardhouse will be stationed in the main entrance, and the entire property is surrounded by a perimeter fence. Althea Residences will also have allotted commercial spaces to provide residents with easy and exclusive access to commercial establishments.
The fully developed residential community will be powered by the country’s largest utility, Meralco, and has been specifically elevated by 1.5 meter from surrounding communities to help prevent flooding during rainy season. Residents can also access a planting strip, and will be provided 24-hour potable water supply from Laguna Water.

“Housing continues to be a basic need in the Philippines, and we are happy to help fill a growing demand for affordable, quality and family-friendly homes,” Yee, Jr. said. “Laguna is a bustling community suitable for families—whether starter or established—and retired professionals who seek respite from crowded Manila and yet want to enjoy modern comforts and convenience.”
Althea Residences is easily accessible via South Luzon Expressway, using Greenfield Parkway and San Pablo Street. It is located near well-known schools in Laguna including Brent International School Manila, University of Perpetual Help, La Consolacion College, and St. Michael’s College of Laguna, as well as near hospitals like Biñan Doctors Hospital and New Sinai MDI Hospital.

Other establishments within the proximity are Puregold Biñan, SM City Sta. Rosa, Biñan City Hall, Biñan Police Station, Blessed Sacrament Parish, and Sto. Niño Chapel.
Althea Residences is part of SOC Land’s growing portfolio. SOC Land is the property arm of holding company South China Resources which has stakes in oil and gas exploration, real estate, steel fabrication, banking and telecommunication. It is the same developer behind Anuva—a multi-building development located along the Sucat Interchange. SOC Land is affiliated with Puyat Steel Corporation, International Pipe Industries Corporation, and Puyat Flooring Products, makers of the industry-leading APO brand of construction materials.

For more information about Althea Residences, log on to socland.com.ph.


A partnership providing help for those in need – Be a Lifesaver, Share the chance to Go Love Life

Be a Lifesaver: Share the chance to Go Love Life

Christmas is the season for giving, as the saying goes, it is a perfect time were companies and organizations can do a bit extra help each other out. Sangobion, a leading multi-vitamin organic iron supplement and in partnership with Philippine Red Cross both shared the same vision and together they extend their hand to encourage women to other women to take role of a lifesaver by simply donating their healthy blood by running a blood drive called BE A LIFESAVER.


The demand of Blood supply here in the Philippines has a big role in providing to public health system. In a regular day the supply of healthy blood is higher for treating diseases such as dengue and cancer.


The Philippine Red Cross has been actively conducting their own blood-letting activities,supporting different hospitals nationwide by providing 25 to 30 percent but not everyone gets to have access due to lack of supplies.


That is why Merck Inc. partnered with Philippines Red Cross to start a project that aims to help reach the blood requirements of the country. Sangobion is a iron supplement for women to help signs of iron deficiency so they can GO LOVE LIFE.

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Happened last December 5, 2014, Hosted by the beautiful Blogger Patty Laurel-filart , Be A Lifesaver blood letting event was held at the SM City Fairview activity center in partnership with Sangobion and in coordination with Philippines Red Cross.




Donating healthy blood is the essential fluid of life, it will help a healthy person remove old one’s and taking iron supplements can actually help us replace this iron. Everyone who donates  were treated some special freebies from Sangobion. Karylle also performed a special number for everyone.



The Philippine Red Cross also announced that they have already gathered over 150 units of blood. today we salute those heroes who continue to support the blood bank heroes and to all Blood Donors  who are working towards saving human life by supporting patients who need BLOOD.


Coping with pregnancy Anxieties

” When i became a mother and as i experienced my pregnancy I learned that anxiety could reach different levels. Dealing with physical pain from the delivery or the difficulty of self worth, In these situations, we need to find ways to get our own stress into balance.I realized that I was responsible not only for my life but also of another person’s life inside my tummy –a person I was growing. I was thinking if we get through the pregnancy safe, my worries would decrease but it doesn’t stop from there. I have realized that there are many more worries to come and that with each stage in my child’s life. So how do we ( as mom’s ) cope with these worries and just enjoy motherhood? To help us get there, let’s talk about more about this for us to know more on how we can deal about anxiety and the sense of awareness so we‘re prepared for it… Read more about it below..

 Michelle 🙂



Pregnancy is a new journey for every woman and whether it is meticulously planned or comes unexpectedly, one thing is definite – a woman’s life will never be the same.  It is an experience that will reinvent your world for you.

Like any other journey, you tend to guess what lies ahead. The idea of uncertainty, added responsibility and pressure makes you start to reassess yourself and your competencies. And whether or not you think you are ready for motherhood, you are forced into this new, but wonderful world.

A grand adventure begins

The good thing is, pregnancy is designed to naturally prepare you for motherhood. While it is inevitable that you feel uncomfortable, anxious and scared about what comes next, there are moments you will be filled with joy.

Being apprehensive about the responsibility for another human life is normal, but know that this should not hinder you from enjoying the journey towards motherhood.

Someone once said “Motherhood is the only place where you can experience heaven and hell at the same time,” and so whenever you think of all the challenges of your pregnancy, know that it is worth it.

Redefining a spectrum of Fear

Fear originates from the sense of not being in control. One perspective of fear is life threatening while another spectrum is one that holds you back from living the life that you deserve. It is common to randomly worry about pregnancy and all the other aspects related to it but whenever you feel anxious towards those, its better to try to take control of things you can manage and channel your energy towards something positive. Indulge yourself in self-reflection and positive self-talk. Think of an empowering and convincing statement that will oppose your limiting belief.

The secret to coping with your worries is redefining fear. You can simply look at fear as an opportunity for self-discovery, the gateway from simply wishing and wanting, to doing and being.

Redefining fear with a touch of optimism can be a form of reaffirmation within yourself.  ProMama assures you that, yes you can cope with your worries and you can and will become a good mother.

Be fit and fab by taking control

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Take control of your pregnancy and do not let your pregnancy take over you. You make a continuous effort to transform fear into power – power to decide on how you will act on your anxieties and live your life the way you’ve pictured it to be. It is a chance for you to know and understand you and your baby more.

Since pregnancy is all about coping with your new role as mother, this is a most opportune time to adjust your lifestyle in a way that you live the life you dream for yourself while ensuring to provide the life you dream for your child as well. Nine months is enough time to form good habits and to prepare yourself for motherhood.


For starters, drink ProMama to help you feel more at ease because only ProMama contains Vitamins C, E and A. It’s coupled with Mental Enhancers like DHA, a nutrient important for a child’s visual and mental development; Folic Acid, which is essential for the development of the nervous system and in preventing neural tube defects; and Zinc, which assists in fetal neurodevelopment. ProMama’s formula also contains Bone and Muscle Builders such as Vitamin D to support an unborn baby’s bone development; Protein, the building block of all tissues; and Calcium, which supports bone development.

With the help of ProMama, you can enjoy your pregnancy, discover the mother in you and marvel at the miracle of your baby.

Remember, when you have worries that haunt you, there is no one formula to be a perfect mother, but there are a million ways to be a good one. By being true to yourself and taking control, you can be the good mom that you hope to be.

Place this in your mind, “Mama yes you can take control. Mama yes you can be fit and fab.” You already know the secret to coping with your anxieties and so do not be afraid, rather, look forward to what comes next.

About Wyeth Nutrition

Wyeth Nutrition, formerly Pfizer Nutrition, is part of Nestlé S.A.  Wyeth Nutrition develops premium-quality nutritional products scientifically designed to meet the needs of infants and young children, pregnant and lactating mothers, and adults. As pioneers in infant nutritional science, our mission is to provide the best nutritional support for future healthy outcomes. For nearly a century, Wyeth Nutrition has leveraged scientific research, world-class manufacturing and product safety standards to drive scientifically sound solutions that offer parents confidence, help nourish children and support their healthy futures. It employs the same level of excellence in delivering nutrient-rich products to adults.


Metascreen, a guard against ‘sudden death’

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Manila, November 5, 2014 – Nearly one baby every hour each day dies abruptly. An estimated 7,000 babies die each year without warning.


Parents are left clueless after the death as the possible causes remain unknown even after undergoing autopsy. All because of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

SIDS is the unexplained death of babies usually occurring during sleep and striking under unexpected circumstances.

Even a healthy one-year old baby may be a victim of the condition which is often simply attributed to physical and environmental factors.

Studies have shown that babies with physical conditions including brain abnormalities, low birth weight and respiratory infection have higher risk of dying an unexplained death.

Still some studies indicated that an infant’s sleeping position may also be a cause. Babies sleeping on their stomach side are more prone as they may suffer more difficulty in breathing. Those sleeping on soft surfaces and with their parents are also at risk.


To address the problem, various newborn screening tests are being employed as a means of identifying inborn disorders. For instance, dried blood spot screening, usually available in hospitals, can effectively screen the newborn of many metabolic disorders.

This type of screening, however, can only detect less than 50 metabolic disorders.

Given that there are far more metabolic disorders that place an infant in danger of SIDS, a new process called Metascreen, an expanded, advanced and non-invasive metabolic screening service, was developed.

Metascreen can detect up to more than 100 inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) through a painless method that uses the child’s urine sample collected after 48 hours of birth.

IEM is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the lack of enzymes needed in the body to maintain the normal body metabolic temperature.

This condition eventually causes the build-up of toxic substances and a deficiency of the critical ones. And because this may remain undetected during the infant stages of the baby, it poses as a silent threat to every newborn.

Aside from causing sudden death, the disease may also trigger serious developmental issues and lifelong disease, if left untreated.

Research showed that 10% of the SIDS cases can significantly be attributed to these inherited metabolic defects.


In the Philippines, this comprehensive newborn screening is offered by Cordlife Medical Philippines, the country’s most chosen cord blood and cord lining banking institution.  Metascreen is offered free to all mothers who bank their baby’s cord blood and cord lining at Cordlife.

“Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is a serious and unseen condition that contributes to infant mortality,” said Dr. Arvin Faundo, Medical Director, Cordlife Medical Philippines.  “Metascreen offers mothers the chance to reduce this incidence to secure the future and the wellbeing of their newborn.”

The screening test is performed by the Hong Kong Screening Centre Limited, a company that provides early and accurate detection of metabolic disorders in newborn babies.

“Here in the Philippines, we take pride in providing our clients with the best facilities to ensure that Cordlife is something they can depend on especially when it comes to securing the health of their newborn,” Faundo added.

Cordlife Medical Philippines, is a branch of Cordlife Group Limited which owns and operates processing and cryopreservation storage facilities across Asia including in Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Indonesia.

The Group’s processing and storage facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, and India are also AABB, formerly known as American Association of Blood Banks, accredited, meeting the gold standard of private cord blood banking.

Cordlife Group also has a direct investment in China Cord Blood Corporation, one of the top operators in China.

For more information, download Cordlife’s free infopack @ http://www.cordlife.ph or call (02) 3321888 to know how you can invest in your children’s future.


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Source: Mayo Clinic, retrieved from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sudden-infant-death-syndrome/basics/causes/con-20020269

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