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It's All About You and Me Tag

>> 5/30/2008

Thanks Yen for this tag.

1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okey if you only post this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. Get back to ME{refers to YEN} and I’ll add your blogs to the master’s list here! Yup, another linking thingy but this one has 15 questions and you get to enjoy answering them too!
3. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tag in order to join.


1. When you buy a greetings card, are the words or the picture more important to you?
Words, but i look at the picture first.

2. What’s your favorite kind of cake?
Ube Cake and Black Forest!

3. Do you ever make gifts for people, if so what, or do you buy them?
I do make personalized gift such as cross stitch, but most of the time I buy!

4. What’s your favorite holiday?
Christmas, New year and Quiapo Fiesta!

5. Are you going on holiday this year? If so, where?
I don't know yet, But i love to.

6. What was the best party you’ve ever been to?
50th wedding anniversary of Ian's Tito Danding and Tita Cel at Sofitel Hotel, Yummy foods eh?! hehe.

7. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like?
A simple and solemn wedding!

8. What’s the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to you?
A surprise breakfast in bed from hubby. that's the most romantic i could think of! ahaha.

9. What’s your favorite girl’s name?
Gabrielle Louisse- My daughters name. ahehe

10. What’s your favorite boy’s name?
Dominic- My sons name.

11. Which celebrity would you like a dream date with?
Hmmm... wala! I don't dream about it eh. nyahaha!

12. Which female celebrity do you find beautiful?
Angelina too! Locally, Lucy Torres and Charlene G.

13. Which male celebrity do you think is attractive?
Matt Damon and Fredo ay si Dingdong pala ahehehe

14. What is your best character trait?

15. What is your worst habit?
The habit of forgetfulness! nyahaha.

Tagging Big Eyed Gal, Farah, GreenRose and Vannie!

The List:

1. Me and Mine 2.Creative In Me 3.Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6. My Life in this Wonderful World! 7.ADD YOUR BLOG HERE


Gabby and Nicco's Birthday

>> 5/29/2008

Finally, I was able to upload the pictures taken on their birthday...

Gabby turns 4!
(April 27,2008)

I wish...

Birthday Gift

Gabby's fruity flavored cake from Goldilocks

I want that cake!

Nicco "The terrible 2"!
(May 24, 2008)

Yummy ube cake baked by his Tita Irene!

Nicco's birthday gift

Yummy foods cooked by Daddy Ian!

Tuna Casserole, Baked Chicken w/ Rosemary, Brownies


A Lot About L!

>> 5/28/2008

Soreal tagged me here. thanks!

I wont include the famous term associated with "L" kasi nagpapaka-wholesome ako! nyahaha!

Name 10 Things that start with the letter "L"

  1. Lourdez- Since I was in kinder, I've been spelling my name with the letter "Z" not until I graduated from college and secure a copy of my birth certificate for my SSS, only to find out that the correct spelling is Lourdes. Susme! sa fixer lang pala nakuha ni nanay yung ginagamit ko na BC. I thought it was the original, super luma na and gula-gulanit yung BC ko, malay ko ba na fake yun! Ang ending sa mga valid docs naman eh Lourdes ako, school records lang ako Lourdez.
  2. Laptop-aiming to have one this year. crossing my fingers!
  3. Lipstick- need to buy one though i don't use it often. i prefer---
  4. Lipgloss- need to get one too.
  5. Love- I am so full of this.
  6. Laundry- lots of it. need to do this on weekend.
  7. Lion- Last Sunday we went to SM Megamall to buy Nicco a gift, he got scared with a stuffed toy that looks like a real Lion! I've taken a photo but he doesn't want to pose with it.
  8. Lamp- need to buy a new one, we want a teddy bear lamp.
  9. Little Lamb- Nicco sings " ee ha a lilel lam" can't understand it at first, but the rhyme sounds familiar, "mary had the Little lamb" pala kinakanta nya! LOL!
  10. Lean- need to loose 20 pounds. i am becoming overweight. makaya ko kaya?! sana! nyahahaha!
Tagging Lizz, Liza, Jesse, Em.


My First and Last Tag

>> 5/26/2008

Thanks Tet and Rocks! Nope this is not my first and it ain't gonna be my last, it's just all about the firsts and last thing that happened in my life. Confusing ba? ahehehe!


* First real job: Office Staff
* First screen name: Lourdez
* First funeral: My Grandmother (Father side)
* First pet: Dog (brownie)
* First piercing: Ears
* First tattoo: Birthmark. LOL!
* First credit card: until now wala. bwahahaha!
* First kiss: When I was 22 years old!
* First enemy: hmmn.. i can't remember na. Si Leo?! my childhood gay friend!


* Last car ride: this morning, off to work!
* Last kiss: this morning too, from Nicco.

Tagging: Soreal, Lizz, Juliana, Gracie.


Thoughts to ponder

>> 5/23/2008

Thank God it's friday! Have a nice weekend everyone...


Tama nga naman!

The very inquisitive little girl gave her daddy a good laugh yesterday as hubby makes kwento how it happened...

He was cooking a hot and spicy pansit canton (the instant noodles!) while gabby is watching him.

Daddy: Di ka pwede kumain nitong pansit! kasi mainit 'to. (palusot niya lang, as we don't want them to eat such type of foods)

Gabby: Pwede! eh di magkukutsara para hindi mapaso!

Daddy: Eh ma-anghang nga ito!

Gabby: Eh di uminom ng tubig!

May katwiran naman si little girl di ba?! hehehe!


Friendships around the world

>> 5/21/2008

Jane tagged me here. thanks!

::Start Copy Here::


1. Copy from ::Start Copy Here:: through ::End Copy Here::.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. Just make sure to post this to each of the blog you added in the list.
3. Tag other online friends you know.You don’t need to be tag in order to join. If you want to join just post this one in your blog.
4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list.That way, everyone is happy and can meet new friends too!
5. Come back once in a while to get the master list! Let’s see how this makes our Technorati and PR goes up! :D
6. DO NOT REMOVE THIS: scrap page made by Yen. Using alphas and tapes from Kate H., flowers from Ida,paper by Catrine.

1. Me and Mine 2.Creative In Me 3.Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6.Because Life Is Fun 7. Piece o’Kaje 8. Mon a Bric 9. Celebrate Life 10.My Journey11. Deeply In Love 12. Pink and Brown Diaries 13. Happyheart 14. Wilstop 15. Fun|Fierce|Fab 16. Because Life is Fun 17. Just Me.. Eds 18. Mommyhood and Me 19. My Charmed Life 20. Sassy Finds 21. My Life in this Wonderful World! 22. YOUR BLOG HERE

::End Copy Here::

Tagging Jhona, Juliana, Mich, Abie, Jesse, Tet.


The Terrible 2

This little boy will be turning two this coming Saturday, May 24.

He can now speak clearly for Mama, Daddy, Ok, hi, hello. but for some words

He says:

  • AWAW which means Ayaw.
  • SOWI for SORRY.
  • Abi for Her ate Gabby.
  • Omo for No More.
  • IKI for Butiki.
  • OWEY for No Way!
  • DIDI for his milk.
  • will say UU both for his pee and popoo!

We'll see what we have on his birthday but Ian wants to cook Tuna casserole and her tita will bake either Ube or Chocolate cake for him.

As for the birthday gift I know he wants to have this one...


Mom Award

>> 5/20/2008

Wheng gave me this award. thanks a lot!

Passing this award to Shimumsy, Alpha, Abie, jane.


A Long List of Things I've Done

>> 5/19/2008

I was tagged by Big Eyed gal! thank you girl.

Highlight the ones you've done.

  1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
  2. Swam with wild dolphins
  3. Climbed a mountain
  4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
  5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
  6. Held a tarantula
  7. Taken a candlelit bath===> During brownouts! bwahahaha!
  8. Said I love you?and meant it.===> to Ian, Gabby, Nicco & family
  9. Hugged a tree
  10. Bungee jumped
  11. Visited Paris
  12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
  14. Seen the Northern Lights
  15. Gone to a huge sports game --> does UAAP count? LOL!(me too during college days. it's a must to my P.E class!)
  16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
  17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
  18. Touched an iceberg
  19. Slept under the stars =)
  20. Changed a baby's diaper ===>GABBY & NICCO! :)
  21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
  22. Watched a meteor shower
  23. Gotten drunk on champagne
  24. Given more than you can afford to charity
  25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
  26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
  27. Had a food fight
  28. Bet on a winning horse
  29. Asked out a stranger
  30. Had a snowball fight
  31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can===> more often now!
  32. Held a lamb
  33. Seen a total eclipse
  34. Ridden a roller coaster
  35. Hit a home run===> football game game with friends! hehehe
  36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
  37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
  38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
  39. Had two hard drives for your computer
  40. Visited all 50 states
  41. Taken care of someone who was too drunk --> friends?! ahihihi!
  42. Had amazing friends --> many to mention! ;)
  43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
  44. Watched wild whales
  45. Stolen a sign
  46. Backpacked in Europe
  47. Taken a road-trip
  48. Gone rock climbing
  49. Midnight walk on the beach
  50. Gone sky diving
  51. Visited Ireland
  52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
  53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
  54. Visited Japan
  55. Milked a cow===> just watching actually!
  56. Alphabetized your CDs --> not just CDs! an OC too! ;)
  57. Pretended to be a superhero --> Many times when i was young!
  58. Sung karaoke===> love it!
  59. Lounged around in bed all day --> whenever i'm sick!
  60. Posed nude in front of strangers
  61. Gone scuba diving
  62. Kissed in the rain
  63. Played in the mud
  64. Played in the rain===> childhood memories!
  65. Gone to a drive-in theater
  66. Visited the Great Wall of China
  67. Started a business
  68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken --> hmmm...
  69. Toured ancient sites===> during field trips! Ahihihi!
  70. Taken a martial arts class
  71. Played a Computer game for more than 6 hours straight
  72. Gotten married
  73. Been in a movie
  74. Crashed a party
  75. Gotten divorced
  76. Gone without food for 5 days
  77. Made cookies from scratch
  78. Won first prize in a costume contest
  79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
  80. Gotten a tattoo
  81. Rafted the Snake River
  82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
  83. Got flowers for no reason
  84. Performed on stage --> during highschool programs! ahehehe
  85. Been to Las Vegas
  86. Recorded music
  87. Eaten shark===> another type of Fish! Yes..
  88. Had a one-night stand
  89. Gone to Thailand
  90. Bought a house
  91. Been in a combat zone --> many times in Quiapo! Bwahaha!
  92. Buried one/both of your parents
  93. Been on a cruise ship
  94. Spoken more than one language fluently
  95. Performed in Rocky Horror
  96. Raised children===> On the process! and it's really tough huh!
  97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
  98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
  99. Picked up and moved to another city
  100. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
  101. Had a plastic surgery
  102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
  103. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
  104. Wrote articles for a large publication
  105. Lost over 100 pounds
  106. Held someone while they were having a flashback
  107. Piloted an airplane
  108. Petted a stingray
  109. Broken someone's heart -->
  110. Helped an animal give birth===> Our cats Ming-ming.
  111. Won money on a T.V. game show===> My sister actually!
  112. Broken a bone
  113. Gone on an African photo safari
  114. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
  115. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
  116. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
  117. Ridden a horse
  118. Had major surgery
  119. Had a snake as a pet
  120. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  121. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
  122. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
  123. Visited all 7 continents
  124. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
  125. Eaten kangaroo meat
  126. Eaten sushi
  127. Had your picture in the newspaper
  128. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
  129. Gone back to school
  130. Parasailed
  131. Petted a cockroach
  132. Eaten fried green tomatoes
  133. Read The Iliad --> English class in my year 3 in highschool
  134. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
  135. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  136. Skipped all your school reunions
  137. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language --> During my stay in aklan when i was young. I almost felt like i am deaf and mute doing the sign language thing! hahaha.
  138. Been elected to public office
  139. Written your own computer language
  140. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
  141. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
  142. Built your own PC from parts
  143. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
  144. Had a booth at a street fair==> school fair!
  145. Dyed your hair --> may times during college. hehe
  146. Been a DJ
  147. Shaved your head
  148. Caused a car accident
  149. Saved someone's life

Tagging shimumsy, wheng, juliana.


Into blogging mode again

>> 5/16/2008

I was too lazy to do some posts here these past few days as i am really pissed off with my computer and internet connection. I also had difficulty in trying to fix my blog's theme as I don't knew anything about HTML and the likes. I only knew MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint back in my college days! LOL! I googled some tutorials and thank goodness that it turned out fine. and I'm quite satisfied with the outcome as the comments re: my theme is positive. will try to keep this theme for quite sometime. I am also done with updating my links. will just have to post the long overdue photos of Gabby's birthday last April 24 and her masterpiece during the t-shirt designing contest held in Jollibee yesterday and some photos that has been in my camera phone for 48 years already, will have to buy a new memory card reader and usb flash drive and we also have to save as we need to buy a new digicam .


Not Again!

>> 5/12/2008

I've accidentally deleted my template due to so many tabs opened awhile ago as i was customizing my blog while searching the net and blog hopping in between. LOL! and I was not able to restore it because my computer hanged up! I am now on the process of trying to find another template that will really suit my blog and will be long enough for me to use. this template will be temporary as I'm looking for a new one.


Another way to earn money!

>> 5/11/2008

As I've been surfing the net to find out other ways to monetize my blog, I came across Bloggertizer! I find this site so interesting because they are completely free for both the advertiser and blogger as there are also advance features like private messaging, friends andTradeRanking feature bloggers and advertiser can use to rate their transactions and help identify the top members. As a blogger, you can earn extra cash by putting links on or writing articles to post on your blog. While advertisers easily find bloggers who are ready to write about and link to your site. You can also earn $5 after you register by posting on you blog some review about their site. Blogging nowadays really changes our lifestyle! register now with them and see for yourself and you also get to see other blogs and build up new friendships!


My hyperactive kids!

>> 5/08/2008

No, they don't have the ADHD disorder! they are just somewhat like any ordinary children who were so physically active. Gabby just recently turned 4 last April 27 and will be in kinder 1 this coming school year. While Nicco is turning 2 this coming May 24 needless to say about the "terrible 2" stages that toddlers are going through.

Just imagine how noisy these kids whenever they play, most especially whenever they take a bath at the same time. As if there was a war going on inside the bathroom and that includes me, couldn't help but yell for I couldn't hear myself as they keep on shouting at each other. Scattered toys all over the room and not to mention those tantrums thrown...But then, no matter how tired we were from work for as long as we see them both happy and healthy. We couldn't ask for more and thank God for bringing them into our life.


Mother's Day

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love."
— Mildred B. Vermont
Happy Mothers Day !!!

Share your favorite Mother’s Day quotes and place your blog/name right after the piece of artwork.

1. Irresistible Fascinations / Naomi 2. Manna from Heaven/Lena 3.And Life Goes On/Lena 4. Mommyallehs up-close and personal/mommyallehs, 5. Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe 6. Me,Myself+2 7. My life in this Wonderful World 8. YOUR LINK HERE

Tagging all the mother's in my list: Shimumsy, Wheng, Ems, Lizza, Alpha, Jacqui, Jane, Tet, Lizz. Farah, Jane, Mich, Thet, Nol, Andrea. And every mom's out there whom i forgot to put in the list.



>> 5/07/2008

I was tagged here by Tet! thanks for this reminder tag.

BUSY PEOPLE: 1.) my chopsuey 2.) mind bubbles 3.) vanity kit 4.) somethingpurple 5.) a detour 6.) juls random thoughts 7.) the simple life of a baghag 8.) a sweet taste of life 9.) bits and pieces 10.) My Life in this Wonderul World 11.)YOUR LINK HERE

  • Secure requirements for Gabby's change of surname.
  • Plan for Nicco's 2nd birthday on May 24.
  • Shop for Gabby's school things..
  • Attend Tita Ofie's birthday celebration over the weekend.
  • Organize my new blog.
  • Buy a new remote control of television.

What's your to do list? Shimumsy, Liza, Wheng, Roselle.


The Eye Contact

>> 5/06/2008

I'm so used in wearing my ever reliable eyeglasses, I have been wearing one since I was in Grade 6. I had a 250 grade back then and now it goes up to 550! but then wearing eyeglasses had created a "nerd" impression in me. They thought that i was so serious and "masungit". And wearing eyeglasses on special occasions was so absurd, imagine me during my JS PROM in high school wearing my baby blue gown and my so out-fashioned eyeglasses then.

After college, I decided to try contacts. But wearing one is so time consuming, and my eyes would easily gets tired and itchy after wearing it for a couple of hours not to mention that it's so uncomfortable since I am always in front of the computer. And so i resorted to wearing my eyeglasses again but i still do have my contacts just for" special occasion" use only! HAHAHA!

Just this morning when I checked on my contacts, I found out that It was already broken. I wasn't able to clean it kasi for quite sometime! ahehehe. Well, I think I need to undergo Laser eye treatment in the near future. That is if i have enough budget by then! hahaha!

Here are some pointers in wearing Contact lenses:

  • Always wash and rinse your hands thoroughly before handling your lenses and dry your hands with a lint-free towel/tissue before touching your lenses. Clearer soaps are better since they contain less lanolin that can smear the contact lens surface. Avoid liquid soaps. Pears is the best.

  • All traces of soap, perfumes, hair sprays, creams and lotions should be removed from your hands and around the eyes.

  • Keep your nails trimmed and clean – long fingernails can tear or split contact lenses.

  • Avoid picking up lenses with your fingernails – they can only be held safely between the fingertips or with soft plastic tipped tweezers specially designed for contact lenses.

  • Do not touch your lenses with sharp, pointed objects (fingernails, pens, etc).

  • Make sure lenses do not get caught on the edge of storage cases. Tapping the lens case on the table before screwing the top on will help completely submerse the contact lenses in solution.

  • Never allow lenses to dry out and never try to insert them when they are in a dehydrated state.

  • Do not use the lens if the pack is open or damaged.

  • Never use expired lenses or solutions.

Important Things to Remember:

  • Discontinue lens wear if you experience persistent discomfort, redness or blurred vision and consult your practitioner.

  • Lenses may become contaminated if worn in swimming pools or saunas.

  • Unless advised by your practitioner, lenses should not be worn while sleeping.

  • Extended wear lenses for overnight wear require special instructions from your practitioner.

  • Lenses must be stored wet. If they dry out, soak lenses in saline or soaking solution for one hour until they return to a soft state. Then clean and disinfect as normal before using again.

  • It is not advisable to wear lenses during periods of illness such as colds, influenza etc.

  • Always use fresh solution. Do not use expired solutions/re-wetting eye drops/tear lubricants.

  • Discard the lenses as recommended by your practitioner.

  • Remove lenses before using medicated eye drops, undergoing surgery or anaesthesia.

  • While wearing lenses, do not use any eye drops other than those, which your practitioner may recommend. Consult your eye care practitioner if in doubt.


The Alphabet tag once again!

>> 5/05/2008

Tagged here by abie! thank you sis. I think I've done this before. But tag is lovelier the second time around! bwahahaha!

Rule #1: Copy all the links below and replace a single link under the appropriate letter of the alphabet. If your domain name, or even the title of your blog, starts with an “A,” you’d replace the link under that letter and put the replaced link at the bottom. Also, don’t forget to credit the tagger, or where you got the list from, at the end of the list with a full URL of the post so that a pingback gets generated.

Replaced link: My Planet Purple Previous tagger: My Planet Purple

Rule #2: You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to participate. Remember, though, that not everyone is into these kinds of things, so don’t be upset if they don’t participate. Just simply replace your tag. Remember to tag blogs only and no pornographic ones as we do want to keep the integrity as a blogging community.

Tagging: Wheng, Jesse, Nancy, Andrea, Tet.



During trying times in my life, I would always ask for God's sign... And he would really answer my prayers. Once, I asked him "Lord, you know that I've done no wrong and I'm really trying to give my best in everything I do. why did you put me in this situation?"

I was really at my lowest that time and trying to find answers... and he did answer me through the book that i saw right beside our bed. I said to myself, " I will turn the pages this book, and whatever i will read will be God's answer to me."

My eyes were in full tears after reading this... I know that God is talking to me!

Every problem is a character building opportunity and the more difficult it is, the greater the potential for building spiritual muscle and moral fiber. Paul said, "We know that these troubles produce patience and patience produces character". What happens outwardly in your life is not as important as what happens inside you. Your circumstances are temporary, but you character will be forever"

The bible often compares trials to a metal refiners' fire that burns away the impurities. Peter said, "These troubles come to prove that you faith is pure. This purity of faith is worth more than gold."

A Silver smith was asked, "How do you know when the silver is pure?" He replied, "When I see my reflection in it. When you've been refined by trials, people can see Jesus reflection in you. James said "Under pressure, your faith life is forced into the open and shows its true colors".

Rick Warren



>> 5/03/2008

Thank you Ems for this Lakbayan meme! As you can see, I've only been in a very limited place here in our country! the farthest place that i went through is Malay, Aklan. The hometown of my father and I'm proud to say that I've been in Boracay when it is so virgin and uncrowded which is too far from what it is now.

My Lakbayan Grade is D.
Hope to travel and set my mark in every spot of this Map!
Show me how much of the Philippines have you travelled? Add your links here:1) mind bubbles, 2) may, 3) VANITY KIT, 4) SOMETHING PURPLE, 5.) A DETOUR, 6) MY LIFE IN THIS WONDERFUL WORLD. 7.) Your link here!

How many places have been in here? Thet, Alpha, Soreal, Lizz, Rocks, Pam, Gracie, Andrea.


Another Red Rose

A rose is a flowering shrub of the genus Rosa. It’s the classic expression of love because a rose flower pours forth your innermost feelings to your beloved in the most beautiful way. So give a rose to your loved ones and friends and make anyone’s heart bloom with joy!Got this beautiful rose from Abie. Thanks a Lot!
Rose for Shimumsy, Thea, and Nol.


Thoughts on being happy

>> 5/02/2008

Have a happy weekend everyone!!!


Labor day!

>> 5/01/2008

It was really a labor day for me as i have done so many things. woke up at 5 a.m this morning to manually laundry our clothes! (still got no washing machine eh!) finished at 9 a.m. do take a breakfast. started to clean our room at 9:30 and up until lunch time I wasn't done cleaning yet. sorting papers, documents and arranging pictures eat up most of my time. I'm really organized when it comes to filing important documents as i hate to cram and end up like as if robbers have entered our house and attacked our drawers in finding docs. Not to mention that the it's very hot! the temperature hit 36 Degrees Celsius, so I didn't "forced" the two kids to take their afternoon nap. they were out to watch kids playing games because it's also fiesta here. today is the feast day of St. Joseph!


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