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Wine lovers would certainly be excited when travel to Australia. There are so many well know award winning vineyards in the region. It is even more perfect for Wine & Dine Experience in Australia 2022 that you can dine on the spot, enjoying the view, weather and sipping variety of tasting platter along the time.

I am sure many of you wine lovers are pretty much expose to new world wine especially those wine from Australia. Not only that, as wine and dine had becoming big in the past few years where vineyard operator is attracting great talents to join their industry expansion to give wine lovers more options by spending more time and enjoy the nature of surroundings.

I have been enjoying a lot of wines from Australia on my last visit along with dropping by some of the vineyard that I like, which is also I miss out such road trip journey during my study time.

Since we are able to fly right now, we can certainly explore further with Sedunia Travel on their Australia destination for both Free and Easy or planned trip.

Lets start off with Melbourne, the place where I spend 3 years there during my University days. No doubt, in this region, there are a few famous vineyard that produces pretty awesome wine depending on which area.

Lets breakdown Vineyard region in Melbourne are as below:

  1. Yarra Valley
  2. Mornington Peninsular
    1. Paringa estate
  3. Grampians
  4. Ballarat

Yarra Valley in VIctoria is one of the famous region that produce quite good wines with some that I have visited in the pass. Of course there are a few which is currently quite well known among food hungers are like :

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Ezard at Lavente hills is famous as wine and dine locations as they have pretty awesome view, with wooden industrial interior that attracted many people around the region. It is a all-day bistro, and you can opt in for their five- or eight-course degustation menus. If you are up for their ultimate luxury experience, you can sign up for the helicopter transfer.

stable stones - wineregionaustraliaThe Stable Stones :is another restaurant that you would not want to miss. Vintage Victorian era interior with plants that surely will make your dining experience pleasant.  Instragarammer will definitely in love with every conner of picturous style. Ingredients are fresh and focus with robust flavours.  

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Yeering Stations is also another of my favourite vineyard in the area. In love with the classic red brick architecture which feels pleasant and relaxing. Slowly strolling around the area is indeed a perfect place to be during autumm or spring.

In their current offerings, they have 2-3 cours menu available. If not then you can enjoy at their celler with their tasting flights. I am in for their limited edition wine which is only available in their vineyard.

Other well known restaurant dining:

  1. Fondata since 1872 : Classic Italian with wood fire
  2. Bianchet is a French-styled bistro that offers bold flavours

Other famous vineyard to visit

  1. Domaine Chandon
  2. Helen & Joey
  3. Hubert estate
  4. De bortoli since 1928 – with Noble One Wine Winner
  5. TaraWara Estate

South Australian Wine

Lets move to another famous region for wine which the produce and brands is no stranger to many of us.

Sits in Adelaide or known as the South Australian wine region is The Barossa Valley.  One of a world class region that produces Australias most award-winning wine. They are also known as one of the wine capital in the world that just sits 20 mins away from Adelaide town. Dividing them into 2 region is Barrosa Valley & Adelaide Hills.

The first nearest to the city will be Penfolds Magil Estate.

fdcbuilding2Wine lovers can enjoy their experience thru their entire collections in the historic tunnel and they are famous for their Magill Estate Kitchen that serve brunch, lunch or even dinner with Chef Scott Huggins that uses local produces to prep its dishes. Enjoying your dining experience by overlooking vineyard and city views is just relaxing.jacobscreekPicture credit to winepath

Next one of my favourite wine from its produce of white for 2019/2020 is Jacobs Creek Vineyard also at Barossa Valley wine and dine at their Our Table Restaurant.

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Other than the 2 famous wine brands that most of you are familiar with then for wine and dine in Adelaide, you can drive to Seppeltfields .  Offering one of the best wine and dine with perfect view that overlook the entire vineyard. Menu design is base on “Discovery Experience” which is actually base on seasonal ingredients.

 

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Another in the list would be Coriole Vineyards and Gather Restaurant is one of the best restaurant in Mclaren Vale, famous for their winter produce ingredients. Offering 5-7 course tasting menu

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Maybe if you are in for something adventurous then  might want to consider this latest hype in the region is this D’Arenberg is one of the coolest and most modern Mclaren Vale wineries with food. Greeted with its entry of huge rubic cube which is also their wine tasting area. With an option of different dining experience from outdoor to indoor seating. The Cube is actually part museum, part wine/food tasting, and part video/sensory experiences

For Vineyard experience and some of it are award wining vineyard.

  1. Langmeil winery
  2. Torbreck
  3. Yalumba – Barossa Valley

NSW

Lets move up north which is the capital city of the country. Sydney / Canberra is know as a region of (New South Wales – NSW)

Little did I know that they are actually the birth place of Australian wine – the world-famous Hunter Valley is one of country’s oldest wine producing regions with vines first planted in the area as early as the 1820s.

There are a few Restaurants that is considerably worth to explore are :

Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant

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One of the Hunter Valley’s most popular restaurant at one of the most sought after vineyards is Esca at Bimbadgen Winery. Love the architecturally from its vineyard entrance to the restaurant that filled with large glass windows. Enjoying wine and overlooking the vineyards. Esca is offering refined modern European and Australian inspired meals.

 

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Moving to NSW Central West is one of a vineyard that is worth to explore. Putting biodamic and organic approach into its dining experience is a worthy place to be in the list with its offering of country food and wine experience . A place filled with Luxury offerings of its natural surrounds and with its famous sunset view is, The Zin House in Mudgee. A menu of back to basic classics that are all about the quality and sustainability.,

Centennial Vineyards Restaurant is located only a stone’s throw away from the township of Bowral in NSW’s scenic Southern Highlands. Putting its local best fresh produce with modern approach to the table while pair with their award winning wines. The vineyard has produced many award-winning wines and is full of country character and charm.

Cupitts Winery

 

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Looking to take a break from your city live, then can head to Cupitts Kitchen as they are home of one of the best long lunches on the South Coast, or opt in a night in the vineyard, a country style stay while enjoying its modern English-French Cuisine from Cupitts Kitchen at Cupitts Winery in the seaside township of Ulladulla.

Other vineyard in the region:

  1. Dryridge estate – Blue Moutain
  2. Audrey Wilkinson – hunter valley, NSW

Canberra :

  1. Clonakilla
  2. Mount Majura

Perth : (WA)

Let swing to the other side of the region. Perth. A region that is also produces amazing wine especially my personal favourite region is Margaret River. It is also divided into 2 region as I know.

To enjoy great wine and nearest to the city of Perth is Swan Valley. Discover that chef of Rohan Park’s is nominated one of the best new chef 2023 at its helm at Old Youngs Kitchen is the latest hype that you must dine if you are in the area. Operating just right next to Old Young’s Distillery. Chef is working with  native Australian ingredients to create a tight selection of contemporary share-style dishes.

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Standalford Bar & Restaurant

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Another Vineyard restaurant that is a worthy visit is this Sandalford Bar and Restaurant with dishes crossed between modern Australian and Euriopean that sits in one of the best winery produces is Sandalford Winery as a wine maker more than 180 years old.

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Vasse Felix is one of the olders vineyards in Margaret reviver that started since 1967. With their kitchen is helm by Chef Brendan Pratt. Putting onto table with Australian fare with Japanese technique which is pretty unique along serving with its unique beautiful pottery from local master potter Ian Beniston.tripadvisor.au2

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Leeuwin Estate is know for its art series wine with its alfresco dining that overlooking the entire vineyard, that is lead by Chef Dan Gedge that focos on local and regional delicacies.

Other vineyard to visit.

  1. Swan Valley
    1. Lancaster Wine
  1. Margaret River
    1. Cape Mentelle

Tasmania

Lets set our wings and move all the way down south to the coldest island in Australia which is Tasmania :

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One of a highly recommended restaurant is in this island this Josef Chromy cellar door and restaurant. Sitting on the top of the hill that ovelrook stunning vine-clad hills, using local ingredients to pair with its wine.

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As for Tasmania’s most awarded wines, Frogmore Creek makes the most of its cool climate location and picturesque views. Dine alfresco on the balcony overlooking the paddocks and vines. Enjoying meanls from the kitchen with seasonal vegetables, freshly caught seafood and locally sourced meats.

Goaty Hill Wines

Marrying fine food with fine wine is a skill that the team at Goaty Hill Wines have mastered. Just something simple by nibbling and sipping through afternoon away on the lush grounds that make them one of the most in Tassie.. Featuring their local produce and especially cheeses are the best pairing with Goaty Hill wines.

Other vineyards that you can explore further:

  1. PuddleDuck Vineyard
  2. Pipers Brook – know as one of the best vinearies area

There are a few ways to plan your trip here or even if you are too lazy, you can engage Sedunia Travels to join their planned trip. From Free and easy to planned tours. Really depends your cup of tea, sightseeing, nature, adventure they have it all under one roof, or even flight bookings.

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If you have plans to go to Perth – check out the 5d4n Itinerary . 

Japanese Yakiniku seems to be trendy these days. Hidden right inside this office space in Encorp Strand Garden Office, Niyama Yakiniku at Kota Damansara, PJ. Operating by 2 young passionate owner, is seems to be attracting the right crowd over as their regulars, dining here feels like dining back in colleage days as on that day we were dining here, it is filled with colleague students. 

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Niyama Yakiniku (8)Niyama Yakiniku (3)Niyama Yakiniku Menu is decently price and with its Japanese outdoor kind yakiniku style with fairy lights in outdoor seating’s is quite okay.Niyama Yakiniku (17)Grilling out those famous sticks:japanese bbq
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japanese yakiniku in pjNiyama Yakiniku (2)Garlic fried rice is one of their signature. Fried to perfection with wok hei and showered with lots of garlic and topped with some fried garlic too. If you like strong flavour then this is one of a bowl that you should not miss.

Then they do have another singature is their fresh oyster with butter. It is to have a quick grill ontop of the pic.  Another of my personal favourite is their freshly made Tamago. Lovely layers with some burnt torch mayonise.
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Other fresh seafood you are looking at is fresh squid, prawns which is quite good. If you grill yourself make sure do not over cook such a nice ingredient.
Niyama Yakiniku (9)Yakiniku in pjYakiniku in klHere they do create their own special sauce from chili mix to soy and garlic. This is to suit their japanese bbq series and those of you want extra flavours can try to dip it out.Niyama Yakiniku (4)

 

Niyama YakinikuIf you are looking for a place to chill and had some decent yakiniku, hop by. 

Location:

Niyama Yakiniku

H-GF-3 Encorp Strand Garden Office,

Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara,

47810 Petaling Jaya, 

Operating Hours: Tues-Sun: 5pm–12am (Closed Monday)

Tel: 012-2560191

this is my personal Yamaha YAS 207 Soundbar Review. I was hunting this for very long time and I am a movie freak. Yet limited with my budget I could not afford Bose sound bar or even Sonos sound bar. Those 2 were under my radar. It was till I discover Yamaha YAS 207 Soundbar with Woofer review it had been serving me well for the past 5 years.

Yamaha Sound Bar YAS-207I got this thru Harvey Norman in the early days with their promo at RM 1,399 / usual retail price RM 1,599. This had been one of the best selling unit as they constantly out of stock. I totally forgot about this review will my friend ask me again, hey where is your review on this. I was like oh do not have.
Yamaha YAS 207 reviewCurrent new model is already Yamaha YAS-209 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer @ RM 1,690 and I have been introducing a few of my friends on this unit and they have been happy about it. Sleek, not too bulky and woofer is just nice,. 

New Spec details:

  • Easy setup with HDMI or optical cable and automatic subwoofer connection
  • Wireless subwoofer for Deep bass and flexible placement
  • Clear Voice for enhanced dialogue clarity
  • Alexa built-in for voice control of your sound bar, playing music, listening to news, setting alarms and timers, asking questions, controlling smart home devices, and more
  • With Alexa, playing music is as simple as asking for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon music and more
  • DTS Virtual:X virtual 3D surround sound
  • Play music and podcasts through Spotify Connect, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth

Yamaha YAS 207

My old model version that I purchase Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar with woofer Spec:

  • World’s first sound bar with DTS Virtual:X virtual 3D surround sound*
  • Slim, understated design perfectly complements your TV
  • Wireless subwoofer for powerful bass with flexible placement
  • Bluetooth® wireless music streaming
  • Simple setup with HDMI®, optical or analog connection

Yamaha YAS 207 wooferyamaha sound barI was thought by the seller to get a gold hdmi cable which is better than the normal one. If i am looking for better sound quality.

If you use the normal black hdmi or optis it is not bad. 

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Love the quality of sound for this as when I am watching action packed movie, I just increase the subwoofer base and volume, certainly do have a little surround that my sofa is vibrating and a bit feel of cinema. Loving it. 

Event at times I blast with my edm on the weeekend, it is good enough to get my party mode up or when gathering at my house.

A clear music at times I chill with jazz or unplug music, the clarify is good enough for me. 

totally highly recommended if you are looking for cheap quality affordable sound bar. I purchase this from Harvey Norman, however you can check to purchase this in Shoepe or Lazada

Shopee Yamaha Yas 209 : https://bit.ly/Yamaha209Shop – cheapest i see at RM 1,399/ currently retail at RM 1,699

Lazada: https://bit.ly/YamahaYAS209Laz

 

How I came about to this kind of product is quite surprising. Little did I know that we do have this kind of flosser as in my mind, the flooser was the classic with fish strings. My dentist recommend me to such item like Xiaomi Mijia Electric Water Flosser Review. 

One of the reason was that my tooth was quite pain and I certianly do know it is cause by my wisdom tooth. The last kind of wisdom tooth I want to get is Vertical. Bingo, I got the vertical, luckily at the moment it is no impact to my 2nd last tooth and I need to take care it by flossing it with water flosser. my gum do open a little  holeb and the pain was cause by food stuck in there and causes gum infection if do not clean it well. 

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Xiaomi Mijia Portable Water FlosserSo I bought this item thru Shopee  from this seller (click here)

Xiaomi Mijia Portable Water Flosser review

🚩HIGHLIGHTS🚩

👉 Ready stock + 1 Year Warranty

👉 【Voltage stabilization system】which can produce a super-fast water flow of 1400 times/minute and water pressure of up to 140PSI.

👉【200mL large-capacity water tank + Nozzle Diameter of 0.6mm】Can accurately clean the stains between the teeth and the dead corners of the mouth.

👉【4 Function Modes】Satisfy the needs of many types of teeth cleaning.

👉【Intelligent 2 minutes automatic power off】To avoid from overheating.

👉【45 days super long battery life】 Charge for 4 hours with Type C interface can use more than a month.

👉【Detachable water tank design】 convenient for cleaning and sanitary use.

 

🎈SPECIFICATIONS🎈

❤️Model: MEO701

❤️Color: White

❤️Rated Voltage: 3.7V

❤️Rated Input: 5V/ 1A

❤️Waterproof Level: IPX7

❤️Charging Time: Up to 4 Hours

 

📦WHAT’S IN THE BOX📦

😍 1 x Oral Irrigator;-

😍 1 x Water Tank;-

😍 4 x Nozzles;-

😍 1 x Type-C Cable;-

😍 1 x Nozzle Storage Box;-

😍 1 x Chinese User Manual;-

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I feel I am so noob that technology has evolve to such and it is also a perfect flosser for those with braces. Check out the video below: 

 


colgate Portable Water FlosserIt comes with 4 different heads to suits your usage. For those with bracess it is recommended with the last 2 with white tip. The have tongue cleaner too. For mine I am using the first one on the right as water flosser. 
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comes with 200 ml water tank and depending how you use it. For me per round I use it is half tank, still trying to get hold of it and move in between the teeth area. 

First time user like me, might fee pain in the gum and it is encourage to use level 1 to begin with. It comes with 3 mode. It if it the gum too often and first timer might also encounter blood also. When you are used to the gap already then it will be very easy.Xiaomi Mijia Portable Water Flosser unboxing

2 button functions only. Power mode on the first button and 2nd button at the bottom is the mode/ intensity. Level 1 to go with and once you got hold of how to use it then you can move another mode up. zenyum Portable Water FlosserXiaomi Soocas W3 Pro Portable Water Flosser

during my first time finding the USB port, I could not find it as it is close with a white rubber on the grip area. Just move it out and you will see the charging port there. My friend told me that 1 charge can last about 45 days with daily usage (twice a day)

it is a new item discovery for me to use and it is quite interesting. . I bought it at around RM 125 with FREE Shipping.

You can purchase it at :

Shopee: https://bit.ly/XiaommiFlosserShop

Lazada: https://bit.ly/XiaomiFlosserLaz

 

My brother told me that, most of the time he pass by this shop it is always with queue and only recently for his Birthday he requested to dine here. Shin Zushi at Bukit Jalil is one of cheap Japanese dining in KL that many would hunt for. Famous among my circle of friends too. They are well know for their cheap sushi or Japanese food in Bukit Jalil. Only then I realise that they have a few other branches too.

shin Zushi ss2My brother came here to queue early and it was not too bad. Started to queue at 6pm and got a seat at 6.30pm. Some of my friends mention that at time it is 1 hour queue and some say not worth it. Overall really see how you look at it,

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shin Zushi menuSeatings here is not huge, thats why created a reason why there is a queue. But I must say that I am impress with their food outflow. it is like tsunami.

Shin Zushi Menu I totally miss out taking picture of it.

shin Zushi puchongAs we got excited over the price, we over ordered. About 45 items we have ordered. Here is the food that we have.

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best japanese restaurant in klWe saw next table do order sashimi and saw the cut is so thick. We decided to order too. 3 of a kind sashimi boat at RM 33 with 3 big slab cut for each fish. Tuna, Salmon and white fish. One bite is enough to make your mouth full. This cut is easily 1cm thick,

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Overall, I find that this place is decently affordable and certainly one of my recommended place if you are looking for a Japanese Dining in KL without burning a hole in your pocket. Our overall bill is only RM 300. Here is for quantity. You will walk out with happy tummy.

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*Non-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad eh for price point and quality, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Shin Zushi Bukit Jalil
Ground Floor, No.11, Jalan Jalil Jaya 7 Jalil Link,
Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours:
Mon – Fri : 11:30am–2:30pm, 6–9:30pm
Sat & Sun : 11:30am–9:30pm

Walk in only. No booking

LUT Gastrobar TTDI is one of a modern dining that have created quite a buzz in social media. With their signature post under this area, I have seen many people that have check in here. Lut Gastrobar offers modern casual dining serving an upscale local cuisine with modern touch that is pretty interesting, 

fine dining in pjmodern dining in klThe dining ambiance is certainly those kind of modern hip chic hype that certainly simiiar to those in Melbourne too. Love the colour neon place.
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lut menuFor menu it is pretty straight forward. you can either order from their ala cart menu or even Set menu for 2. What I know is their signature Foie Gras Sandiwch is a must order Item. lut special menu
DSCF8808Sharing their Set Menu RM 688 for 2 pax and some of the item are sharing portion. with this, kicking off with 2 cocktail of the day serve with Premium Oyster. It had been ages since I had good oyster and this fresh oyster is really good. Meat is sweet!

  1. Lychee Martini
  2. Blue Ocean is slightly more on the sweet side. 
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  4. angel hairNext is Uni Capellini with kelp, chives and truffle oil. Something punch with flavour to kick off. Capellini cook to perfection with springy texture and fresh unit to give a hint of creminess with truffle oil not too strong to pair well with it. DSCF8823Sharing : Spicy Salmon tartare – red onion, cucumbers, capers, avocado, kaffir lime and tortila chips DSCF8815signature foie gras sandwichSharing : Signature Foie Gras Sandwich – mushroom, miso caramel, pear.  Now I understand why this is a must order item. It is a mini square box that is so umami. Crusty bread with a bit butter taste that goes well with its creaminess of perfectly coked foei gras, miso caramel just give the edge it needed of sweet and saltiness balance. 
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    Sharing: Chargrilled  caulifeflower : Kombu, Paramesan, aoili, soy caramelDSCF8845Sharing : Oven Baked Purple cabbage : Haloumi, macademia and caesar fine dine in klSharing Chili Lobster :  chili, dried shrimp, grilled bread. It is hard to go wrong with this dish where gravy can bend towards sweeter or more spicy side. I like this as certainly bring the classic flavours that I like similiar to Penang. Creamy base, with spicy taking the lead and sourish end. Dipping with grilled bread is a great option besides mantou.
  5. steak in klSharing : Australian Angus Rib Eye MB5 with assorted condiments. I love how they seared this beef perfectly. Slight crips burnt outer layer yet the meat is cook to medium rare as I requested. Great cooking. This dish is also uniqhe where the condiments is on the heaver side.  served with miso caramel, kimchi, seasoned garlic and wasabi. If you mix all flavors together, it is too powerful and covering the great perfect steak. 
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    Signature Black Cod Ikura Don : Ikura, wasabi, scallion, premium japanese rice. I wish they put fresh wasabi as a side instead of putting inside the rice. Once you stir it all together, the wasabi just take over the whole bowl. Even the cod is cook nice and soft with its fish flavour is still there. burnt cheese cakeBurnt cheese cake as the closing meal.
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It is a strong flavour dinner for 2 journey. if you are in for this then its a great combination of local with modern touch. I wish they can create a better flavour journey dishes over the 9 course dinner. 

Location:

LUT Gastrobar TTDI

30, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours:11.30-2.30pm/6.30pm – 12am

Tel: 014-383 8093

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