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Wednesday, February 28, 2018



Dreams do come true, just ask up and coming star and Vivo local endorser Maymay Entrata, who recently spent her Christmas in Germany, the hometown of the other half of the MayWard phenom, Edward Barber.

The trip might seem all for fun, but no, the workaholic loveteam braved the cold in their fairytale-inspired creations for the respective February 2018 cover of Mega and Mega Man magazines. It was their first ever cover and out-of-the-country shoots with Mega.

The results are magical, to say the least. But the process to get the shots are even more impressive.

With the Vivo V7+ in hand, Maymay Entrata is a vision in red during a #MakingMEGA #MEGAVivoMoments photo shoot in a snowy forest in Germany. Photo courtesy of One Mega Group.

MayWard fans will get a glimpse of how the cover shoots were perfected in a special documentary to be screened on Sunday, March 4, from 6pm to 8pm at SM Aura IMAX Theatre for free.

The #MakingMEGA shoot in Germany with Entrata and Barbers was made possible through the support of Vivo. Entrata joined Vivo’s family during the launch of the V7+ smartphone in September 2017.





Not even subzero temperatures can break the power of the Vivo V7+. During Entrata’s fashion shoot in Germany, the #MakingMEGA #MEGAVivoMoments team had no qualms in exposing the smartphone to the harshest weather conditions. Photo courtesy of One Mega Group.

In one of the editorials, the V7+ played a role in telling the story of a trapped princess saved by her dashing prince. For this shoot, the V7+ was stuck in a snow-covered forest in Germany as its 5.99-inch all screen display showed the image of Entrata until it was picked up by Barber, rescuing the cursed damsel in the process.

On Sunday, fans will get to see more of these interactions and other exclusive behind-the-scenes shots of making the February 2018 cover of the Mega magazines with one of today’s influential loveteams.




About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

#MakingMEGA to screen BTS of MayWard cover shoot in Germany with Vivo



Dreams do come true, just ask up and coming star and Vivo local endorser Maymay Entrata, who recently spent her Christmas in Germany, the hometown of the other half of the MayWard phenom, Edward Barber.

The trip might seem all for fun, but no, the workaholic loveteam braved the cold in their fairytale-inspired creations for the respective February 2018 cover of Mega and Mega Man magazines. It was their first ever cover and out-of-the-country shoots with Mega.

The results are magical, to say the least. But the process to get the shots are even more impressive.

With the Vivo V7+ in hand, Maymay Entrata is a vision in red during a #MakingMEGA #MEGAVivoMoments photo shoot in a snowy forest in Germany. Photo courtesy of One Mega Group.

MayWard fans will get a glimpse of how the cover shoots were perfected in a special documentary to be screened on Sunday, March 4, from 6pm to 8pm at SM Aura IMAX Theatre for free.

The #MakingMEGA shoot in Germany with Entrata and Barbers was made possible through the support of Vivo. Entrata joined Vivo’s family during the launch of the V7+ smartphone in September 2017.





Not even subzero temperatures can break the power of the Vivo V7+. During Entrata’s fashion shoot in Germany, the #MakingMEGA #MEGAVivoMoments team had no qualms in exposing the smartphone to the harshest weather conditions. Photo courtesy of One Mega Group.

In one of the editorials, the V7+ played a role in telling the story of a trapped princess saved by her dashing prince. For this shoot, the V7+ was stuck in a snow-covered forest in Germany as its 5.99-inch all screen display showed the image of Entrata until it was picked up by Barber, rescuing the cursed damsel in the process.

On Sunday, fans will get to see more of these interactions and other exclusive behind-the-scenes shots of making the February 2018 cover of the Mega magazines with one of today’s influential loveteams.




About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Posted at 8:07 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Featuring world’s first Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology plus
engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensors

Shenzhen, China, 26 February 2018 – Vivo is unveiling its new APEX™ FullView™ concept smartphone which sets new benchmarks for future smartphone design, featuring the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio and Vivo’s ground-breaking Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.
In pushing the boundaries of mobile experience, Vivo has taken its FullView™ technology to a whole new level by introducing new engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensor elements as well as rethinking the design structure of conventional smartphones. Vivo’s pioneering approach in fingerprint scanning technology has resulted in the world’s first Half-Screen Fingerprint Scanning Technology on APEX™, building on the success of industry’s first mass-produced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone X20 Plus UD.

The Screen SoundCasting Technology sends vibrations through the display without the need for a traditional loudspeaker. Compared to other audio solutions for bezel-less smartphones, it conserves power, reduces sound leakage, and optimizes low to high pith sound for a better and more balanced audio experience.

In keeping with the promise to continuously support user habits, APEX™ also features an 8MP Elevating Front Camera. The camera seamlessly rises in 0.8 seconds when it is required and retracts after use. Together with the hidden proximity sensor and ambient light sensor, this eliminates the space taken up by conventional front cameras, while offering the same selfie experience to users.

World’s First Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology
Following the success of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology at CES 2018, Vivo has installed the world’s first Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in the APEX™. Transforming the entire bottom half of the OLED screen, users can touch anywhere on the bottom half of the screen to perform fingerprint recognition, enabling a more flexible and intuitive experience while meeting industry standards for security.
Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology also enables new usage scenarios, such as the new dual-fingerprint scanning feature in APEX™ for even greater strengthened security.

Optimal Hi-Fi Quality, a Feast to the Ears
APEX™ deploys a new System in Package (SIP) technology to integrate the DAC and the three operational amplifiers together, reducing the need for circuit board space by nearly 60% compared to previous Xplay6. As this frees up more space in the smartphone’s interior, this technology can allow for increased battery size as well as cooling, thus opening potential for even more design improvements in future smartphones.

Vivo Reveals APEX™ FullView™ Concept Smartphone


Featuring world’s first Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology plus
engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensors

Shenzhen, China, 26 February 2018 – Vivo is unveiling its new APEX™ FullView™ concept smartphone which sets new benchmarks for future smartphone design, featuring the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio and Vivo’s ground-breaking Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.
In pushing the boundaries of mobile experience, Vivo has taken its FullView™ technology to a whole new level by introducing new engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensor elements as well as rethinking the design structure of conventional smartphones. Vivo’s pioneering approach in fingerprint scanning technology has resulted in the world’s first Half-Screen Fingerprint Scanning Technology on APEX™, building on the success of industry’s first mass-produced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone X20 Plus UD.

The Screen SoundCasting Technology sends vibrations through the display without the need for a traditional loudspeaker. Compared to other audio solutions for bezel-less smartphones, it conserves power, reduces sound leakage, and optimizes low to high pith sound for a better and more balanced audio experience.

In keeping with the promise to continuously support user habits, APEX™ also features an 8MP Elevating Front Camera. The camera seamlessly rises in 0.8 seconds when it is required and retracts after use. Together with the hidden proximity sensor and ambient light sensor, this eliminates the space taken up by conventional front cameras, while offering the same selfie experience to users.

World’s First Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology
Following the success of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology at CES 2018, Vivo has installed the world’s first Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in the APEX™. Transforming the entire bottom half of the OLED screen, users can touch anywhere on the bottom half of the screen to perform fingerprint recognition, enabling a more flexible and intuitive experience while meeting industry standards for security.
Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology also enables new usage scenarios, such as the new dual-fingerprint scanning feature in APEX™ for even greater strengthened security.

Optimal Hi-Fi Quality, a Feast to the Ears
APEX™ deploys a new System in Package (SIP) technology to integrate the DAC and the three operational amplifiers together, reducing the need for circuit board space by nearly 60% compared to previous Xplay6. As this frees up more space in the smartphone’s interior, this technology can allow for increased battery size as well as cooling, thus opening potential for even more design improvements in future smartphones.

Posted at 1:08 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Thursday, February 22, 2018



Calling all runners!


This coming February 25, 2018, we’ll be holding the SMDC Run at SM Mall of Asia. Register online now at: http://bit.ly/SMDCRun2018



You may also register in-store at the following Chris Sports Outlets:

- Megamall

- North Edsa

- Market Market

- SM BF Sucat

- SM Mall if Asia

- Glorietta



Race kits are available upon registration.



Register now before slots run out! http://bit.ly/SMDCRun2018

SMDC Run - Register Now!



Calling all runners!


This coming February 25, 2018, we’ll be holding the SMDC Run at SM Mall of Asia. Register online now at: http://bit.ly/SMDCRun2018



You may also register in-store at the following Chris Sports Outlets:

- Megamall

- North Edsa

- Market Market

- SM BF Sucat

- SM Mall if Asia

- Glorietta



Race kits are available upon registration.



Register now before slots run out! http://bit.ly/SMDCRun2018

Posted at 12:49 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018



A few days ago we had the chance to have a night of chikahan with Ms Sylvia Sanchez. If you've seen my IG photo and caption about her, yes it is true I am afraid of her. She is one of the very few "kontrabidas" that I admire but at the same time afraid to interview. Maybe because they did their characters so well that sometimes I felt that's them in real life.

But I was wrong of course. Ms Sylvia is very accomodating and a cool mom based on her stories. She maybe a chill mom but made sure that her children knows her stand in different situations they might end up doing.

So what does she do everytime everyone's home? She cooks for the family, their favorite Nachos, pasta and whatever the kids would request. And because she loves to cook, we asked if ever she would like to have an online cooking show? Her answer is "no" and said she is not confident enough to do that and rather just cook for the family. But, she does bring food at the set of Hanggang Saan the afternoon teleserye she is in with her handsome and talented son Arjo Atayde.

And by the way, we might get to try some of her dishes soon. Will put that up next on my youtube channel. www.youtube.com/misisnikolepm

The Mom in Ms Sylvia Sanchez



A few days ago we had the chance to have a night of chikahan with Ms Sylvia Sanchez. If you've seen my IG photo and caption about her, yes it is true I am afraid of her. She is one of the very few "kontrabidas" that I admire but at the same time afraid to interview. Maybe because they did their characters so well that sometimes I felt that's them in real life.

But I was wrong of course. Ms Sylvia is very accomodating and a cool mom based on her stories. She maybe a chill mom but made sure that her children knows her stand in different situations they might end up doing.

So what does she do everytime everyone's home? She cooks for the family, their favorite Nachos, pasta and whatever the kids would request. And because she loves to cook, we asked if ever she would like to have an online cooking show? Her answer is "no" and said she is not confident enough to do that and rather just cook for the family. But, she does bring food at the set of Hanggang Saan the afternoon teleserye she is in with her handsome and talented son Arjo Atayde.

And by the way, we might get to try some of her dishes soon. Will put that up next on my youtube channel. www.youtube.com/misisnikolepm

Posted at 11:54 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corp. takes pride in its premium offering: the Pepero Almond Chocolate biscuits.
Delightfully baked biscuits coated with high quality almonds from California, Pepero Almond Chocolate only uses chocolate beans from Ghana in the Ivory Coast.  An irresistible treat amongst the chocolate lovers, a serving of Pepero Almond Chocolate—biscuits covered in premium chocolate and hiqh-quality almonds—is an indulgence perfect for any moment.
Pepero is building up its Almond Chocolate fare in the Philippines with a series of mall activations. The Pepero mall booths are packed with exciting activities where patrons get a chance to bag home exclusive Pepero items and even packs of the rich & tempting Almond Chocolate variant.
At the mall activations, anyone can indulge on a stick of Pepero Almond Chocolate biscuit.
One booth activity invites patrons to immerse themselves in a unique virtual reality experience. The Pepero VR Goggles is a one-of-a-kind, futuristic activity where one can make the most out of indulgent experiences by learning about the special ingredients that go in a Pepero Almond Chocolate biscuit. After the VR experience, participants will be asked a question about Pepero and if answered correctly, they can pick a prize from a bowl. Get to take home Pepero goodies, GMovies vouchers, a limited edition Pepero passport holder or luggage tag.
Pepero Brand Ambassadors will also join in on the activities. Catch Paul Chuapoco, Jam Manalo, Deegee Razon, Seph Cham, Trice Nagusara, and more of Pepero’s ambassadors at any of the Pepero mall events.
Participate in any of the Pepero mall events on the following dates: February 3 and 4 at Alabang Town Center; February 17 and 18 at Trinoma; March 3 and 4 at Eastwood Mall; and March 17 and 18 at Glorietta.

Pepero set to do the rounds around the metro for their indulgent Pepero Almond Chocolate biscuits




Lotte Confectionery Pilipinas Corp. takes pride in its premium offering: the Pepero Almond Chocolate biscuits.
Delightfully baked biscuits coated with high quality almonds from California, Pepero Almond Chocolate only uses chocolate beans from Ghana in the Ivory Coast.  An irresistible treat amongst the chocolate lovers, a serving of Pepero Almond Chocolate—biscuits covered in premium chocolate and hiqh-quality almonds—is an indulgence perfect for any moment.
Pepero is building up its Almond Chocolate fare in the Philippines with a series of mall activations. The Pepero mall booths are packed with exciting activities where patrons get a chance to bag home exclusive Pepero items and even packs of the rich & tempting Almond Chocolate variant.
At the mall activations, anyone can indulge on a stick of Pepero Almond Chocolate biscuit.
One booth activity invites patrons to immerse themselves in a unique virtual reality experience. The Pepero VR Goggles is a one-of-a-kind, futuristic activity where one can make the most out of indulgent experiences by learning about the special ingredients that go in a Pepero Almond Chocolate biscuit. After the VR experience, participants will be asked a question about Pepero and if answered correctly, they can pick a prize from a bowl. Get to take home Pepero goodies, GMovies vouchers, a limited edition Pepero passport holder or luggage tag.
Pepero Brand Ambassadors will also join in on the activities. Catch Paul Chuapoco, Jam Manalo, Deegee Razon, Seph Cham, Trice Nagusara, and more of Pepero’s ambassadors at any of the Pepero mall events.
Participate in any of the Pepero mall events on the following dates: February 3 and 4 at Alabang Town Center; February 17 and 18 at Trinoma; March 3 and 4 at Eastwood Mall; and March 17 and 18 at Glorietta.

Posted at 12:29 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day is yet another convenient excuse to splurge on gifts to show your significant other how much they are loved and cared for.
Apart from the usual flower bouquet-chocolate combo, these days of youthful, new wave trends call for unique Valentine’s presents. Here are four unique finds you can gift your loved ones this Valentine’s season:

Grooming and Trimming Kit for Him

Grooming Kits have taken the masculine form as of recent and have become the rage since the rise of old-school male hair (and even beard) priming. A lot of local grooming kits for men have emerged in the market that deliver that most-coveted old-world sleek.
A basic grooming kit usually contains a high-quality wooden comb, a pot of pomade perfumed subtly with musk, and a vial of beard oil which works wonders when one is contemplating growing a neat beard. Fragrances are also in the kit and even a small bottle of shampoo to complement the comb-pomade essentials.


A Pot of Fragrant Herbs for Her

Flowers dry up and then are headed straight for the bin. So why not gift her with something representative of your undying love: A pot of savory herbs to last (quite) a lifetime.
A pot of herbs is not only practical but is also convenient. A small plant of basil, for example, can be seated on a kitchen window sill and may come in handy when one is cooking a pasta Bolognese dinner. The basil herb is also a quick cure for cough, colds, and even stomach ache. Simply make a tea out of the basil leaves and drink warm.
Other herbs you can gift her are mint, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, and oregano. If she is not into herbs, you can always give her a pot of the good old cactus. Cactus are not only decorative but also requires very little maintenance.



Wine-infused Chocolates for Him or Her

Valentine’s Day minus the chocolates in unthinkable and even mortal sin. So, to give a little twist to the usual and tiring chocolate presents for Valentine’s Day, opt for spirit-infused chocolates.
This indulgent fare is just as good as it sounds. Even non-alcohol drinkers will enjoy the succulent flavors made even richer with booze as the fat in the chocolate tempers the alcohol. Whiskey and Bourbon infused chocolate bars are the most popular, but so are the subtler ones like Red Wine and Chocolate Kahlua.



Travel Tickets for Two for Him or Her

Couples who travel together stay together. The Philippines is very much unexplored and the travel destinations are mostly affordable yet breathtaking. Huma Island in Palawan is one. Seated amidst the famous turquoise water of Palawan, Huma Island boasts of Maldivian scenery (perhaps even better) coupled with sumptuous seafood dishes to complete the remote island adventure. The Langun Gobingob Caves in Samar is also one unique destination. Dubbed the Philippines’ largest cave, there are mountains to cross to reach this picturesque wonder which means double in adventure. Langun Gobingob also comprises of a lowland tropical rainforest, again the largest in the Philippines.


For all your adventures and milestones, make Vivo V7 a part of it. Vivo V7 proves that big things come in small packages. The V7, much like its predecessor, the equally dynamic V7+, reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces above-quality selfies—perfect for those romantic date nights. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves practically anytime, anywhere at their whim. The V7’s smart photography algorithms generate crystal-clear, natural-looking photos. To complement the V7’s powerful camera feature, the Beauty 7.0 feature brightens up selfies and creates a more even complexion, even in dimly-lit environments. Portrait Mode in the V7 adds background blurring for sharper contrast and visual appeal to generate stylish selfies equivalent to those from DSLR cameras. But that’s not all. The V7 also rocks a 5.7” all-screen display with an 83.6% screen to body ratio that would normally house a 5.2-inch screen, offering 12.5% more visual display area compared to traditional 16:9 screens. This V7 feature enhances consumers’ visual experience, a perfect element to satisfy this generation’s very visual demographic.  Lastly, this smartphone’s security spec is super secure with its revolutionary finger-print lock feature.



For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts


Valentine's Day Gift to Celebrate Love in a Unique Way | Vivo Valentines

Valentine’s Day is yet another convenient excuse to splurge on gifts to show your significant other how much they are loved and cared for.
Apart from the usual flower bouquet-chocolate combo, these days of youthful, new wave trends call for unique Valentine’s presents. Here are four unique finds you can gift your loved ones this Valentine’s season:

Grooming and Trimming Kit for Him

Grooming Kits have taken the masculine form as of recent and have become the rage since the rise of old-school male hair (and even beard) priming. A lot of local grooming kits for men have emerged in the market that deliver that most-coveted old-world sleek.
A basic grooming kit usually contains a high-quality wooden comb, a pot of pomade perfumed subtly with musk, and a vial of beard oil which works wonders when one is contemplating growing a neat beard. Fragrances are also in the kit and even a small bottle of shampoo to complement the comb-pomade essentials.


A Pot of Fragrant Herbs for Her

Flowers dry up and then are headed straight for the bin. So why not gift her with something representative of your undying love: A pot of savory herbs to last (quite) a lifetime.
A pot of herbs is not only practical but is also convenient. A small plant of basil, for example, can be seated on a kitchen window sill and may come in handy when one is cooking a pasta Bolognese dinner. The basil herb is also a quick cure for cough, colds, and even stomach ache. Simply make a tea out of the basil leaves and drink warm.
Other herbs you can gift her are mint, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, and oregano. If she is not into herbs, you can always give her a pot of the good old cactus. Cactus are not only decorative but also requires very little maintenance.



Wine-infused Chocolates for Him or Her

Valentine’s Day minus the chocolates in unthinkable and even mortal sin. So, to give a little twist to the usual and tiring chocolate presents for Valentine’s Day, opt for spirit-infused chocolates.
This indulgent fare is just as good as it sounds. Even non-alcohol drinkers will enjoy the succulent flavors made even richer with booze as the fat in the chocolate tempers the alcohol. Whiskey and Bourbon infused chocolate bars are the most popular, but so are the subtler ones like Red Wine and Chocolate Kahlua.



Travel Tickets for Two for Him or Her

Couples who travel together stay together. The Philippines is very much unexplored and the travel destinations are mostly affordable yet breathtaking. Huma Island in Palawan is one. Seated amidst the famous turquoise water of Palawan, Huma Island boasts of Maldivian scenery (perhaps even better) coupled with sumptuous seafood dishes to complete the remote island adventure. The Langun Gobingob Caves in Samar is also one unique destination. Dubbed the Philippines’ largest cave, there are mountains to cross to reach this picturesque wonder which means double in adventure. Langun Gobingob also comprises of a lowland tropical rainforest, again the largest in the Philippines.


For all your adventures and milestones, make Vivo V7 a part of it. Vivo V7 proves that big things come in small packages. The V7, much like its predecessor, the equally dynamic V7+, reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces above-quality selfies—perfect for those romantic date nights. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves practically anytime, anywhere at their whim. The V7’s smart photography algorithms generate crystal-clear, natural-looking photos. To complement the V7’s powerful camera feature, the Beauty 7.0 feature brightens up selfies and creates a more even complexion, even in dimly-lit environments. Portrait Mode in the V7 adds background blurring for sharper contrast and visual appeal to generate stylish selfies equivalent to those from DSLR cameras. But that’s not all. The V7 also rocks a 5.7” all-screen display with an 83.6% screen to body ratio that would normally house a 5.2-inch screen, offering 12.5% more visual display area compared to traditional 16:9 screens. This V7 feature enhances consumers’ visual experience, a perfect element to satisfy this generation’s very visual demographic.  Lastly, this smartphone’s security spec is super secure with its revolutionary finger-print lock feature.



For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts


Posted at 3:46 PM  |  by #MisterMisis

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