Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally And Help Fight The Coronavirus – Cheap Ways To Do It

We Filipinos adopt many ways on how to fight the corona virus, mostly from the way we were raised, being in a country who believes in traditional medicine. Though cases of COVID-19 is still on the rise. Sharing with you my personal health routine on ways to boost our immune system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

I believe it is best to PREVENT THE VIRUS, and treat yourself even at the first sign of illness.

We all know since January, there were already few cases of positive COVID-19 in the Philippines, since then we took early on safety precautions on how to prevent the virus. Before the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), we were on a trip at Fresno which was located at Tanay. That was March 7 & 8, come Sunday after when we went down from Tanay (the cellphone signal is weak at Fresno), we were surprised with the news that there were already cases of community infection. We event went to Marikina the day after (March 9). With the announcement of President Duterto of the ECQ for the entire Luzon on March 16, I and my husband started counting 14 days since our exposure to the infected community (Marikina). During that week, I had an irritating sore throat, a low grade fever (36.6), and headache. I was so paranoid, that I began researching online the symptoms of COVID-19, how to boost the immunity, and other ways to prevent the sore throat from progressing. Thanks God, that after that first 14 days we didn’t experience any further symptoms.

So, I wanted to share with you what I did during those dreadful sore throat days; and how these methods helped strengthen our immune system naturally:

1. GARGLE WITH SALINE SOLUTION – Upon waking up, gargle with salt and water. If you have a very itchy throat, you can also try water and a teaspoon of vinegar. Gargle for 10 seconds. You can do this at least 3x a day or whenever your throat become itchy.

2. SUNSHINE AND FRESH AIR – Sun exposure every morning between 6 am to 8 am is a great IMMUNE SYSTEM Booster. Bathe in the sun for at least 15 minutes or until you perspire just like in a hot sauna. Find a place away from people and soak in the sun and breathe fresh air.

3. STEAM THERAPY – Don’t have area in your house where you can do the sun bathing? As an alternative, you can do steam therapy or simply the inhalation of water vapor. The warm moist air is believed to work in loosening the mucus in the nasal passages, throat and lungs. This helps relieves symptoms of cold and improves breathing. This is a long time tradition of our elderly parents whenever we have clogged nose, cough or fever.

4. PRACTICE MODERATE EXERCISEYou don’t have to join classes for this. You can try stretching, jumping jack, or try Tai Chi for lung and breathing exercises. As a start you can also try Basic Tai Chi. TAI CHI

5. SLEEP EARLY – Achieve to get at least 8 hours of sleep

6. EAT PLENTY OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES – Load yourself with green leafy vegetables, and citrus fruits

7. HYDRATE – Drink at least 8 glasses of water. To successfully do it, try to drink 2 glasses of water every 4 hours. It is best if you are drinking alkaline water ,

8. AVOID STRESS – Meditate, rest your mind. Limit your time reading negative posts on social media. Try to enroll in online classes, connect with old friends or simply PRAY.

9. TAKE SUPPLEMENTS – Vitamin C, turmeric, and fish oil were among the proven supplements when it comes to boosting our immunity. Ask your doctor for other supplements that fits you.

10. STAY AT HOME – Of course, staying at home and avoiding the crowd is one of the best ways to limit our exposure to COVID-19. Limit going out for at least once a week, if you can why not once in every 2 weeks. Plus, make sure to sanitize your hands as often as possible when your out. And disinfect upon arriving home.

What steps have you taken so far to prevent COVID-19?

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ALKAROCK – Alkaline Water, the natural way!

When we speak of Alkaline water, the first thing that comes to our mind is HEALTH + HIGH PRICE. The cost of turning ordinary water to alkaline is too much for ordinary people to avail. Thus, even after learning the health benefits of alkaline, sad to say, we tend to neglect it and go back to just drinking any other water available — distilled, or purified. Unless we acquire a very serious disease most often than not, that’s the only time we consider alkaline water.

ALKAROCK By Gift of Nature


The “alkaline” in alkaline water refers to its pH level. The pH level is a number that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0 to 14. For example, something with a pH of 1 would be very acidic and something with a pH of 13 would be very alkaline. Alkaline water has a higher pH level than regular drinking water. Because of this, some advocates of alkaline water believe it can neutralize the acid in your body. Normal drinking water generally has a neutral pH of 7. Alkaline water typically has a pH of 8 or 9. However, pH alone isn’t enough to impart substantial alkalinity to water. Alkaline water must also contain alkaline minerals and negative oxidation reduction potential (ORP). ORP is the ability of water to act as a pro- or antioxidant. The more negative the ORP value, the more antioxidizing it is.” – Reference


Sources of Alkaline Water

The most common source of Alkaline water in the market, those bought from the bottle or mineral water station were chemically processed. They use the science of “electrolysis” using an ionizer. An ionizer is a machine that uses electricity to separate molecules in the water – identifying it as acidic or alkaline. The water quality of the original source, must be tested for contaminants before using the ionizer. Some water companies use hydrogen flask or cups.

The fruits listed in the tumbler are all natural way of producing alkaline water, but a combination of both is costly on the budget as you have to buy fruits on a daily basis

Benefits of Alkaline Water

Drinking alkaline water is generally considered safe since it contains natural minerals. Here are among the benefits of drinking alkaline water:

Detoxify your body to remove normal acidic waste products accumulated daily, plus remove toxins accumulated in your body from your environment, prescription drugs, unnatural foods and from the “normal” process of aging. Acid wastes collected in the body can lead to more serious health conditions. Drinking alkaline water daily can neutralize the acidity and wash acid waste products from cells and tissues.

Hydrate your body: this is basic to maintain or regain optimum health. During ionization your alkaline water filter forms your water into micro clusters that are more easily absorbed at the cellular levels thus “super hydrating” your body.

drink water

Alkaline water acts as an antioxidant, scavenging for and neutralizing harmful free radicals. Because alkaline water has the ability to give up electrons, it can effectively neutralize and block free-radical damage to the body. Ionized alkaline water seeks out free radicals and converts them into oxygen which your body can use for energy production and tissue oxygenation. Cancer and most other illnesses cannot survive in an oxygenated, alkaline environment.

Alkaline water helps balance the body’s pH, which tends to be acidic because of our high acid food diet, stress and exposure to environmental toxins such as smog. Alkalize your body pH from acidic to alkaline pH, because cancer and many other illnesses cannot live in alkaline environments. Alkaline is the “normal” state of healthy persons.ENHANCE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Enhance your immune system to maximize your body’s ability to fight off disease and heal itself.


  • Weight Reduction
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Balance sleeping disorders thus relieving stress
  • Lowers acid in the blood
  • Improves the condition of body organs such as heart,lungs,bones,brain and other organs
  • Reduces the risk of ulcer
  • Improves hormonal imbalance
  • anti-aging properties (via liquid antioxidants that absorb more quickly into the human body)
  • colon-cleansing properties
  • immune system support
  • hydration, skin health, and other detoxifying properties
  • cancer resistance


ALKAROCK – Is the brand, the flagship product of Gift of Nature’s project by ROADRACTSC.

ALKAROCK is made of natural alkaline rocks, the SAFEST WAY TO ALKALIZE water since it does not use machine. Water naturally turns to alkaline since water passes over rocks – like springs – which picks up its mineral thus increasing its alkaline level. (


ALKAROCK is classified as food grade. It passed thru SGS Certification. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. It does not need FDA since the rocks is not intended for consumption.

ALKAROCK naturally brings back the minerals into the purified water. Upon various testing, purified and distilled water contains 0% mineral. It is safe to drink but it is no longer has nutritious values good for the body. Thus, alkarock, brings back the minerals naturally.

ALKAROCK lasts for at least 3 years

Reaction of water to ALKAROCK, based on testings done

  • pH – 9.7 (Result after 1 hour of submerging into purified water)
  • Total dissolved solids – 18mg/L
  • Total Hardness – 12mg/L
  • Chloride – Not detected
  • Sulfate – Not detected
  • Natural minerals – calcium and magnesium

Our body is composed of 70% water, thus we need to power up the water in our body. The opposite of alkaline is acidity, an acidic body is proven to be hazardous and prone to various diseases. Please refer to videos and researches online.


1.Open the pouch wash alkaline rocks with purified water, you may also choose to sterilize the rocks on your first use.
2.Put into tumbler or pitcher fill in with purified water (you can use up to 1 liter of purified water per 100 grams)
3.Wait for 2 to 3 hours to alkaine the water. (you can also leave it overnight to have a higher ph)
4.Drink water
5.Wash alkaline rocks together with your water container every after use.
Use only purified water.

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For more information on how to buy and use ALKAROCK, please contact the ff:

Contact Gift of Nature ALKAROCK Dealers

Eman Balani
09275026026, 09297777123
General Trias City (INSIDE MARY CRIS, Near Open Canal)

Romeo Viñas
Molino, Bacoor City

Joy Vinas
Molino, Bacoor

Ernesto Ronnie Bagas
North Springville, Orange st. Camella homes,
Molino 3, Bacoor City

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Golden City, Imus City

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Imus City

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Muntinlupa City

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Katarungan Village, Muntinlupa City

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Mandaluyong City

Samuel Oledan
09284464856 / 09174569926
Las Piñas City

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Las Piñas City

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Talon 5, Las Piñas City

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Fourth Estate Subdivision, Sucat, Paranaque

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DREAM THERAPY – Understanding Dreams and its Meaning – The Transport Queen

Last December, 2019 I have recurrent dreams which I was compelled to share just recently after some parts of it came true. Then, just today (Jan. 28, 2020), 2 complete strangers sent me a private message to share their dreams. And I was surprised that they were both in a stressful, depressive state (one is suicidal) and was relieved after talking with them and interpreting their dreams. The method I used was the same method I’ve learned 20yrs plus ago during my College days, and surprisingly it worked! These 2 complete strangers were comforted and relieved.

So let me share in this short article, what is Dream Therapy or Dream Analysis and how you can use it to help you interpret your dreams.

DREAM THERAPY – uses dreams to analyze emotional problems, stressors and connecting the subconscious mind into the conscious state.

Dream analysis is a therapeutic technique best known for its use in psychoanalysis. Sigmund Freud viewed dreams as “the royal road” to the unconscious and developed dream analysis, or dream interpretation, as a way of tapping into this unconscious material.Feb 2, 2016

Sigmund Freud, the Father of Psychoanalysis, believes that dreams concealed conscious thoughts. Dreams reflect the ID (desire), Ego (current state of mind) and Super ego (conscience) or the conscious and the subconscious.

So are you having nightmares? Are you having recurrent dreams? The next time you do, try to follow these steps:

SIMPLE Methods to Interpret your dreams (and help your real life situations):

  1. Make a Dream Journal – Upon waking up write down your dreams, in as much details as possible.
  2. Think of the relationships you have with the people in your dream (boyfriend, husband, mother, etc)
  3. Take note of the color (black and white, or colored dreams)
  4. Take note of the symbolism in your dream (knife, telephone, ladder, etc.)
  5. Take note of the succession of the story
  6. Interpret

Remember, the Dreamer is the Best interpreter.

Let us take for example the complete strangers who pm’d me and shared their dreams;

Girl #1, 15 yrs old

Dream Story:

I was late in class, and my teacher was already discussing who will not make  make it in Gr. 11, and she already called 2 students. I don’t know what happened next as I already woke up. Then I remembered in my dreams I told my teacher after being late ” Just slap me Sir, and I was kneeling down in my dreams.”


While interpreting, we need to know the symbolism or flow of the story if it relates to real life. This type of dream is quite easy since it obviously reflects the real life scenario. Though the dreamer was not aware of it and was so consumed with “depression” and problems.

Symbols and interpretations:

Late in class – an indication of something missed, catching up (in this situation a difficult subject)

Grade 11 – the future, the goal

Teacher – person of authority

Wishing to be hurt (asking to be slapped) – thinking that she must be punished for her inability to meet the class standards

Kneeling down – helplessness


In real life, she is having difficulty in one of her subjects. She cannot tell her problems to anyone. Her mother was already dead, and she have a 60+ father left with her. She cannot rely to her older siblings since they always put her down.

So upon, interpreting her dreams (this wasn’t mind reading) it is just connection of symbols and life events) we have brought her feelings into the surface (feeling of depression, suicidal) and gave her an initial insight and friendly advice (if there is a suicidal tendency, it is better to seek professional help for proper assessment and medication if needed.

Girl #2,  who pm’d me and share her dreams have a more complex dream but when analysed presented her current situation, emotions and what her subconscious mind is telling her to do.

I divided it into 4 episodes which the dream had, and after analysis it presented the ff.:

  1. Her current mood state / situation
  2. Her relationship with others
  3. Her defense mechanism
  4. What she needs to do

1st episode symbols to take note:

Classmates – depicts other people, how she brags about her relationship with her boyfriend

Cloud 9 candy – she was giving away Cloud 9 candy which denotes she was pretending to be happy, some believes it, other don’t

Church – their future plan of marriage

Earthquake – the shaky, terrible stress or problem their relationship had

2nd episode

Mother – She is warning her mother not to step on the ladder which is already breaking apart

Ladder – A crooked ladder, a means that is just an inch away from breaking

Nephews, nieces – those close to her and her boyfriend

Boyfriend – saying “I’m going home happy

Interpretation: She was trying to salvage a very damaged relationship. Her mother or other people around her pretends not to see the situation. Plus, it is the means of communication (ladder, bridge) to reach her bf. The smiling boyfriend in the dream saying his happy to be home, was a real life reflection of his boyfriend who once said that he is now happier and enjoying his freedom away from her.

3rd episode

Flour – she was buying a flour which means she will be cautious in the coming days

She then looked for the flour and found pepper with it

Pepper means she needs to add spice in her relationship

4th episode

She was walking with her dog (which is bigger in her dreams) and seen numerous dogs in the street

It may mean, she should be cautious, and guarded and protect herself. She should take care of herself more.


However, horrible the nightmare seem to be it was a reflection of her current stress, depression and anxieties. That it have finally reflected in her dreams.

Dreams are sometimes so scary that we often cry upon waking up. Or so sad that we also carry the emotions in the real world. If you cannot comprehend your dream, you may voice out your fears with a friend or a therapist if you are also under too much pressure and stress, have feeling of depression etc.

So what to do next?

After interpreting your dream here’s what you can do:

  1. PRAY -Prayer is POWERFUL! If your having nightmares or suffering from stress, pray it all out. If it is too much to take just say “In Jesus Name” or a Prayer of your choice based on your faith. Pray for knowledge to analyze your current self and situation and pray for Guidance to lead you to wise decisions.
  2. Take note of the important symbols your dreams tell you, and based on this, do some action in the real world. If you still cannot change your current situation, try to change your reaction in your dreams. For example: If your running away from someone in your dreams, the next time try to face him/her. Maybe he/she is not pursuing you but you were just running away or escaping some truth.
  3. Take some actions in your life that would lead to self-care. Our dreams often reflects our deepest wishes and it is usually reflects whenever we felt hopeless. For example: you were always crying in your dream, consciously try to smile the next time you had this bad dream. You can do it with practice.
  4. Accept some truths at the time that you cannot do anything with it at the moment. It will soon come to pass, believe me.

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TheoBroma Cocoa Food Drink – Product Review

I can’t believe when my hubby handed me this bottle and said immediately “this is worth P500.” He even googled the price to confirm the price his friend told him. After getting the bottle from him, I checked the label for the ingredients (to justify the price). But the bottle clearly says it “Powdered Cacao Food Drink!.”

So what’s in the bottle?

Although mainly cultivated for food use, cacao also has medicinal uses. It is used to stimulate the nervous system, lower blood pressure, dilates the coronary arteries, and soothes and softens damaged skin. It is also used against anemia, angina, bruises, chapped skin and burns, diarrhea, and leprosy spots.- Wikepedia

TheoBroma cacao which happens to be also its brand name is a powdered bottled drink made mainly of theobroma cacao. It claims as a Superfood to treat all types of diseases. I checked the label it contains mainly cacao and other Vitamins such as Vitamin A and E and stevia as sweetener.

This is the reason why it claims to be a SUPERFOOD:

F2N MARKETING: THEOBROMA CACAO of THEOBROMA, BENEFITS AND INGREDIENTS. WHY THEOBROMA IS VERY EFFECTIVE? Did you know that CACAO has flavonoids? Flavonoids are antioxidants also found in tea, grapes and berries, and they improve health and even help prevent cancer as well as brain ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease. Raw Cacao, (nibs or powder) contain more flavonoids than refined milk chocolate, but among chocolate candy, the dark chocolate versions are the most flavonoid-rich. So better yet, try the best product with flavonoids! Our one and only Theobroma Super Food! 👉

▶Mood Improver
◀Natural aphrodisiac
▶Lower blood pressure
◀Prevents heart problems
◀Energy booster
▶Fights tooth decay
◀Cough suppressant
▶Prevents sunburn
◀Makes your skin glow
▶Get shiny hair and strong nails ▶Prevents cancer
▶Improves metabolism
▶Improves digestion and regulates bowel movement
▶Controls diabetic condition
▶Thins blood & Prevents blood clotting ▶Protects the liver and pancreas ▶Reduces the risk of Kidney problems ▶Reduces appetite & helps shed fat
▶Aids in body detoxification
▶Improves memory & prevents Alzheimer’s disease

👉THEOBROMA is made from the finest Cacao and other essential ingredients that promotes healthy nervous, musculoskeletal, integument, digestive, cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, and immune system. It improves overall health by providing the body with all the necessary vitamins and minerals for better health. -From F2N Marketing.

SRP   P500/Bottle

TheoBroma Powdered Cocoa Food drink is bitter to the taste, so I added 1 teaspoon of sugar for me to be able to drink it. The taste is plainly cocoa, I cannot taste the Vitamins that has been added in there. I guess the powder it contains is just over 1 tablespoon of cocoa mix powder which when diluted with water makes up to a glass of cocoa food drink. Honestly, I became curious of cocoa even more since I’m residing in the South and access to raw cocoa is abundant. I even liked eating bitter cocoa chocolates.

Having discovered this cocoa drink which is quite expensive for me, I wanted to go back to Auspere Farm (hahaha!) and wanting to buy their uncooked bitter chocolates *made of pure theobroma cacao*.  I have seen it in  their store, there are uncooked cocoas and also cocoa cookies. I think I prefer to take my Superfood cocoa this way – as a bitter chocolate pill. I also became curious of  cacao’s medicinal properties.

Auspere Farms cocoa biscuits

Raw cacao
Raw Cacao beans

Truly, our nature is gifted with plants, and trees which helps nourish our bodies. Who could imagine that a simple cacao aside from being made into a happy food *chocolates! can also be a source of healing with all its medicinal properties.

Have you tried drinking Theobroma Powdered Cocoa Food drink? Share your stories in the comment section below.

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Hormonal imbalance problem? Try these 10 tips to keep it at bay.

For those who have started reading my facebook page – lovestoriesbySunset – since 2015, you all know that I endured a life and death ordeal. I survived from uterine atony secondary to hypovolemic shock and hemmorrhage (full story on my blog soon). And ever since my life haven’t been the same. There are times I became paranoid with what will happen next.

Ok so much for that drama stuff.

Since 2013, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis which later formed into endometrial cysts or commonly called chocolate cyst.

“Endometriosis is a common condition in women. It’s chronic, painful, and often gets steadily worse. Normally, the tissue that lines a woman’s uterus, known as the endometrium, is found only in the uterus. … This causes irritation to the surrounding tissue, which causes cysts, scars, and the fusing of body tissues. ” (

By January of 2014, I underwent a surgical operation to remove the cysts of already 6cm. then after just a few months I became pregnant. The cysts are also a cause of infertility.

Last 2015 when I gave birth, these stitches (from previous operation) and few small cysts where also the contributing factor of my difficult ceasarian operation.

And sadly, last January 2018, I was diagnosed again with endometrial cysts on my right and left ovaries. It was so painful then both left and right. The feeling was as if you bladder will explode especially when your urinating. And you will feel it when you walk (the pelvics are tender).

There are no cure for endometriosis except for surgery. Oral contraceptives or injectables only aids to slow down the growth of the cysts.

Since I no longer wanted to be under the knife. I’ve done research for alternative medicines by myself. I remembered the OB (which by that time a missionary foreigner) told me that I myself can tell if the cyst is progressing — the pain will tell.

She prescribed an injection every 3 months of Depo Provera, and the rest of my treatment I researched by myself considering alternative medicines.

For persons with hormonal problems like me, the first NO NO is taking too much ESTROGEN. ESTROGEN is the culprit in making these “cysts” grow. Too much estrogen causes hormonal imbalance.

Based on my experience through research for alternative medicine, here is what i did which helped eliminate the symptoms of ovarian cysts.

10 TIPS to control Hormonal Imbalances:

1. Drink “the wonder potion”
– Since January, I started to drink this potion and everytime I am in pain (usually from taking coffee which is I know is bad) it definitely helped eliminate the pain symptoms. You can do a separate research on the benefits of these leaves.
How to prepare: Boil fresh malunggay, bayabas leaves, pandan and tanglad (optional) together and use this as your tea or water. I suggest to drink at least 2 to 3 cups a day. In just a few days you will feel relieved from pain.

Yes, no to dairy because dairy food products are high in estrogen content. Of course, there are times that we cannot refuse our intake of dairy food but put it in moderation. You may try Organic Almond milk as replacement for your dairy milk. But if you wanted to feel the difference remove the dairy on your diet for 2 weeks.

Avoid eating food with preservatives. This would also include commercialized chicken. Yes, I totally tried to lessen chicken in my diet. I even bought native chickens to avoid the ones with “pampataba” on the market. Also your beef and pork intake should also be in moderation. You would say then what should we eat? Try being a semi-vegan and put more fish on your diet.

Yes, it is hard to resist fried chicken, crispy pata and the like. But I suggest you choose a cooking oil that reduces the risks of high cholesterol like grapeseed oil, olive oil or vegetable oil.

I’ve tried too many times to still take alcohol during social parties but to my dismay as if an alarm, my left side of my pelvic suffers pain ( that pain that I had felt when I went to the doctor for check-up). So I totally avoid it now especially Beer which is high in estrogen.

Ooopppps, I know definitely I cannot say No to coffee but drink in moderation please. If you can totally avoid it, the faster your cyst will shrink in size and pain avoided. Try alternating coffee with the “wonder potion”, tea or fresh juices. Try these Ahmad teas from London, natural teas which comes in different variety – I love the mixed berries tastes sweet and very natural.

Yes, multivitamins would help especially taking OMEGA – 3 FISH OIL, Vitamin B and others.

When it comes to specific essential oil for cysts -clary sage is the recommended. Drop small amount of oil on the pelvic area and massage until the oil is absorbed.

Ouch, yes try to lose some weight. This is the most challenging part for me since my weight haven’t changed since 2015 that means I am so overweight. I’ve tried jogging sometimes and also having indoor exercises. If you can push yourself to lose weight that would be a big help.

10. Most Important — PRAY
Whatever we do, whatever our belief, there is no powerful to alternative medicine as Prayer. Pray, always pray for good health and guidance. What I do is I usually put my hands over the area of the cysts and as if removing it I pray over for the cysts to be gone. It is also an effective pain reliever believing one day we will be free from pain and will be healed.

These 10 tips are also beneficial not just with health conditions like mine but also to improve over-all health.

Hope these helps!

Thanks for reading, have a happy day!


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