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Over the weekend, I was attending a Photography workshop at Bankers Club, and of course there are breaks in between. Then hit down to dinner and walk pass thru Sungai Wang to head to Lot 10 Hutong, I came across this Polo Bun Shop by the name Polo Zai Bakery Cafe. I love polo bun alot and looking at the texture of the bread surely looks tempting and decided to buy 1 after dinner to test the quality.

Guess what? After buy 1 on the first night, we ended up ta pau and buy for the next 2 days of the workshop, including last night. 😀

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Some fact of Polo bun or 菠萝包 is the Hong Kong style of bun and very popular in Hong Kong. The word 菠萝 is also a Hong Kong word meaning ‘pineapple’ where the skin of the bun looks like a pineapple.

Now at Polozai Bakery Cafe, they have mastered and specialized in baking these Polo bun with 16 choices of creative and delicious flavors to choose from. I believe they are freshly baked daily to get the freshness and quality of it. You will be tempted by the smell of it although its not so strong as compare to Roti Boy.

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I have tried  a few flavours over the past few days. One of the original which is Polo Butter is always the classic. With the cripsy crumbs on the top and butter spread at the base/ bottom @ RM 2.80.

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Next I try their Custard Polo Bun, crust is the same as the filling is custard. Find that the filling of custard is not well spread out as I bite half of the bun still there is no sign of the custard and only realize is only 1/4 of the bun, which is one of the corner.

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To be adventourous, we bought alot a few flavours such as Durians. Durian turns out to be pretty good and generous with the ingredient, with the durian flesh sticking out like that, can see that they are using fresh durian to insert as the filling.

Another 2 we tapau is Cheeze and Polo Ham Sausage.

The range of their bun are from RM2.80 – RM 5 depends on which selection you are aftering. For first timer, I would definately recommend their classic signature which is the Polo Bun, follow by Custard or durian.

Overall, the crust of the top is not bad, not too sweet and bun is pretty soft. Can say that one of the best Polo Bun that I came across, in overall taste and if they are serve pippin hot or warm, it would surely be one of the top seller in Sungwai Wang.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, pretty good -Stamped-

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

Location:
Polo Zai Bakery Cafe
C40, Concourse Floor,
Sungei Wang Plaza,
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
(Opposite Ayem Penyet/ Gong Cha/ Giant back Entrance heading towards Times Square)

Tel: 03-21102697

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Remember some of the video that I have posted up months ago on the strange light sighted in Stuttgart?

Why not check out what’s happening to the chase or invasion that coming in after all, as the new video below is revealing who is behind all this along with mother spaceship and drones going after one particular object, watch the video without blink for the next 2 minutes.

 

 

I guess more and more people are into coffee business now. Its a picking up trend that Malaysia have lots of coffee lover. How many do you have your favorite morning coffee besides Nescafe? I am sure that now we can spoilt with choices when comes to coffee and I have found one of my favourite hang out join which I am not going to blog about it.

Lets head down to Paradigm  Mall that I am sure those of you who come here often would not miss out this little coffee place located in front of Tesco.

update: Nov 2016 – [no longer in operation]

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Lonbay coffee is actually operated by young entrepreneur that he have the passion of coffee and looking for something that can suits local taste bud. Originate from Johor and now bringing up to KL to share with other coffee lover. Beans are roasted in his yard in Johor and its organic. . .

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Why Lonbay Coffee?

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Siphon brewing method that have a special coffee that takes about 2 days to for the process and make about 8 bottles per time.

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coffee price is not that bad along with light food.

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Coffee Luwak is something new to me yet I have heard it many many times from coffee lovers and friends. Its a love and hate relationship like durian according to them. It doesnt come cheap yet its good to try once.

Kopi Luwak – is known as the most luxurious coffee in the world. How me and my friend always describe on this is – poo from Musang, that is how it is price so expensive. Kopi Luwak is a name for many specific cultivars and blends of arabica, robusta, liberica or other beans eaten by civets. The ‘Luwak’ or known in  Malaysia as ”Musang”, eats the raw coffee berry and because it cannot digest the berry, proceeds to secrets the bean. It can easily cost up to USD500/500 grams, roughly RM 150 per 100grams.

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Kopi Luwak is brewed in siphons using organically cultivated beans with certificate of authenticity and it can cater up to 2 person per session.

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Tadaa. . .here is our version of coffee luwak. Light in body and slightly bitter after taste.

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This is what attracts me, makes me feel they really do heavy research on their coffee line in Spiderman movie. My attention have all move to this little tubes.

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Its Coffee Enzyme. Something new and first time hearing it too. . Lonbay Coffee Enzyme is extract from organic Liberica coffee bean. It helps the body to digest food and converting it into nutrients and assimilate nutrients from proteins, carbohydrates, fats and fibre. Top it all, Lonbay Coffee Enzyme supplementation in our diets as below:-
  • Improves overall digestion so we have more energy for life
  • Aids in disease prevention and boosts the immune system
  • Minimizes the negative effects of the cancer therapies
  • Reduces the effects of aging, wrinkles, sun spots, inflammation or soreness of muscles and joint pain
  • Prevention of heart disease and speed healing after surgery
  • Cleanses our system from allergic reactions
If you smells direct from the tube it gives a strong smell of vineger like and very sourish. We did try to have a little sip from it and it taste like a strong compact essence.

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Honey Lemon with Coffee Enzyme is one of the way to pair it and it had turn into our favourite. Sourish end that pairs well with lemon and honey that gives a slight hint of sweetness. If you have not tried this before, its a great glass or drink to have before or after meal. Highly Recommended!

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The LonBay Iced Drip is the one that settle at the counter with the huge siphon process that can be served in two ways, warm or chilled. Another type of coffee that is light in taste, not too strong and mild after taste.

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Besides that, they do serve light food ..  Hawaiian Toast

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Taj Burger

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Bolognese Seafood

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Bolognese Chicken Mince

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Green Sauce Spaghetti

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Club Sandwich

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Peanut + Butter thick toast and they have their bread made by themselves and the texture of bread is pretty unique. not bad`

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Kaya + Butter

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Sour Sop Smoothies, Honey Peach Smoothies, Ice Blended Mochaccino

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Milk Tea HK Style & Kung Fu Tea Tarik

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American Chocolate

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Classic Cheese is also not to be miss with soft cheeze texture and crust at the bottom is not too hard and would go well with coffee.

One thing if you would love to try out is their Enzyme coffee. and I sure do not mind to come here to have enzyme coffee honey lemon with their spaghetti that easily beats many places in their flavor and a slice of cheese cake to close the meal here. Pretty good~

All pictures and video taken with Samsung NX 210

Location:
Lonbay, The Farm’s Best Coffee
Lot LG-13, LG Floor, Paradigm Mall,
Jln SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya,
Kuala Lumpur, 47301 Malaysia

Tel :             +6 03 – 7887 5258

First time dropping by here for their chinese restaurant that Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant have a new menu to be pushing out with master creator of menu, Master Chef Lee that only uses fresh ingredients for his menu. Looking at the menu itself for the night, most of the dishes being serve are more toward China cuisine and some combination, it got me curious as it had been a while since I miss China cuisine.

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Asked the chef how he got his inspiration that he loves to travel to china for a period of time, learn the ingredients that they used, then cook back here.

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Chilled Pacific Clam with Salsa

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It looks plain from first glance, and guess what? I finish this whole portion myself, as I love the soury taste and its serve chill. Clam is fresh and chewy.

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Pan Fried Lamb Rack with Mongolian SauceRM28. Look ordinary, that is nothing special, once you start eating it, flavor burst onto your mouth, soft chewy texture well fried till the sauce coated well on the meat and flavorful. – Recommended!

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This is new to me with Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab with Garlic and Chicken Floss @ RM22. Something simple for you to start off with that can eat it just like that and will definately pair well with beer.

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I never say no to soup, especially anything with double boil along with herbal is a must for me! Double Boiled Village Chicken with “Chong Cao Hua” (Cordyceps) Soup, ingredients that added in have curing effect that the herb helps prevent aging and stimulates the immune systems.

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Double Boiled Wild Chicken with ”Shi Hu” Soup 

Comparing both soup, I like both of them and depends on what you need for the day as it helps on immune system by the end of the day. 🙂 Love both of them and if I can get 2 big pot of it, sure loving it~

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Sautéed Venison Slices with Chinese Croissants and Cumin

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Braised Sea Cucumber with Flower Mushroom & Abalone Sauce @ RM 80

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Steamed Canadian Black Cod Fish with “Yu Feng” Ginger SauceRM32 per 100gm topped with “Yu Feng” Ginger Sauce. Ginger sauce is just mild and nice that would perfectly pair well with rice. Finely cut ginger slice then fried along and top as dressing. Like how the taste of it and cod fish is very fresh.

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Sautéed Fresh Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk @ RM 50 would be a perfect dish for lazy people like me that do not like to peel its shelf out. Its all been peel out and fried to perfection in the wok with salted egg yolk coated well with its thick texture.

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Deep Fried Smoked Duck with Fruit Sauce is something new and one of a recommended dish!  @ RM 38 . Preparation process was smoke along with tea leaves and one of the reason dragon fruit was used is to balance up the taste to avoid it to be oily.

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Sautéed Venison Slice with Chinese Croissants & Cumin @ RM 50

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Deep Fried Banana with Strawberry & Cheese CakeRM20 Something new to me, never really like it as I still prefer my classic cheeze cake.

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Then we sample along mooncakes at Toh Yuen starting with  6 types of snowskin mooncakesgreen tea and cheesecake, yam and strawberry, sunflower seed and lotus paste, red bean and banana, pumpkin and pandan, and durian.

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Green Tea and Cheese

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Yam with Strawberry

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Durian Paste

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My Favorites are  Green tea and cheesecake, pumpkin and pandan and Yam and Strawberry. They are price at RM13+ each. If you decided to go for their normal version, it is also available with Golden baked mooncakes selling at RM 22++ , flavours are  White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Lotus Paste with Double Yolks, Green Tea Paste with Single Yolk, Red Bean Paste with Sunflower Seeds, Pandan Paste with Single Yolk, and Assorted Nuts

*Pork Free

Location:
Toh Yuen
Hilton Petaling Jaya
No 2, Jalan Barat,
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7955 9122

Website: www.ZestPJ.com or www.petaling-jaya.hilton.com

Facebook: hiltonpetalingjaya

I guess that now desert franchise industry is mushrooming every where and so fast with all those Taiwanese and Hong Kong brand flooding in. One of the latest desert shop from Hong Kong that I heard from my friends that just open its door not that long is this Tong Pak Fu. It is quite a well known brand in Hong Kong and now it had arrive in Malaysia.

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I would say on weekdays is pretty pack with people. .

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A very simple desert shop decoration . .

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Its a self service shop, whereby you have to come to the counter and order your desert then they will serve it to you on your table ..

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You will be pampered with their huge selection of desert that is available and nearly all looks good. . Just not to be greedy, so we pick some of their recommended desert to start off with . .

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Chilled Mango Sago Creme with Pamelo @ RM 7.80

When we taste the mango, we sure know that its not a local mango, as for local mango it wont taste so so sweet and flipping back the menu only know that its imported mango’s from Philipines. Taste not too creamy, which both of the taste of sour pamelo and sweet mango paired up very well . ..

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Trecka Durian Snow Ice @ RM 14.80

For shave ice desert, especially on durian flavor, I would say this is the super star of the night, what makes us order this is when we enter the shop we smell very strong durian and its very aromatic and we instantly flip into the menu to search for this flavour and they do have it. We ordered it then.

A superb desert especially for durian lovers, that it taste exactly like eating the durian flesh itself, very strong near to D24 that kind of taste, not too sweet and we just cant stop eating it. Highly Recommended for Durian lovers!

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Chocolate Lava Cake with vanilla Ice-Cream @ RM 12.80

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Based on our observation, this is one of the item that in house crowd mostly order, and we did not order wrong. . The last time I ate this kind of choco lava desert was when I was in Melb under one of my fav shop, Max Brenner . . Besides that, now this is one of the similiar taste that once cut cake then the chocolate just ooze out  . . . I might be too sweet for me, but if eat along with the ice cream is just nice. perfect for choco lovers.

Overall, this shop certainly stands out compare with other available shops in Malaysia.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, above average~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Tong Pak Fu Malaysia,
Lot G-06, Ground Floor, Sunway Giza,
No. 2, Jalan PJU5/14, PJU5, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Phone: (6)010-783 9988


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When comes to durian season, most of my friends and me will go hunt for it, especially those in Penang. KL durians are not bad but I still find Penang durians taste way much nicer with its texture and taste of it. So last weekend when I was back to Penang, I purposely told my dad I wanted to go again to the durian farm when I was a kid to go there eat it fresh then he help me arrange. This is the durian farm I eat yearly when I was a kid till now.

[Update: the farm had sold off since 2017]

Just to let you guys know that Penang Durians life is very short usually is only bout 6 – 8 weeks only and last weekend was already end of the season.

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This is the no name durian farm and as the owner is ah Hai, I would name it ah Hai Durian farm that located bout 45 minutes drive from Georgetown head towards air port then travel the route head towards Balik Pulau. Once you pass Teluk Kumbar is just about 5 minutes drive from there which is half way from the before reaching the top right at the curve corner with this small wooden atap area.

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as daily he have 2 fresh shipment of durians directly from the farm, and if you wish to go hunt for your own durians, you can just tell him and if he allows you to walk in then you can just go, which is just directly behind this shaded area. All of us are waiting for fresh durian deliveries that my dad had ordered

This are all the hungry people . .:D

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Here we are, our durians had arrive and my dad seriously order alot~

I do not know what type is what type as ah Hai have his own special mix breed of durians and alot of types to choose from. D10, D11, D12, Red Prawn, Xo, and more.. .

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This is the excitement that gets Nancy going. . .

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 and my best friend the 3 siau poh’s want to camwhore. . .

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and request by them I have to take a geli pic to be feature in my own blog turns out to be like that.  .this photo is user prob don know how to use my camera. . 😀

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and of course Immai and her bf from KL and I stuff them with lots of durians till they surrender.

This durian season, was the best of it as I seriously eat alot compare to the past few years, and thru this farm, I always gain my satisfaction on durians after eating it .. *burrrp . .

If you ask me about exact location, I seriously do not know how to tell you as now there are new highway cutting thru this place, next year by following the highway, we have to make a certain U-turn to head to this place.

Total damage: cannot reveal cuz we have special price 😀

Next year I will be planing a 2 special durian trip  . . .Stay tunned. . .

Location:
Ah Hai Durian
Mid Hill heading towards Balik Pulau
(havent reach peak)

Just bout 10 days ago, I went to this stall to have durian buffet with my colleague and since then I updated a picture on Twitter and FB, I was scolded and curse by my friend for why tempt them with such King of Fruit in season which makes them drool just by that picture(click here for part 1). Then during that time I was told by a guy that since last weekend they will have more better quality durians from Pahang as previously it was mostly from the southern part, like Johor. . .Since then I did told some of my friend then they directly ask me to do secound round of buffet and last night, I had organise one again and consider it Durian buffet get together part 2~ or SS2 durian buffet

This round I decided to go more premium as last round I just thought that the max was only RM15 and last night get to discover that RM20 you eat more premium quality durian such as Udang Merah and others that those durians can cost RM12-RM15 per kg easily . . without much hesitation direct jump to that. . . and ask them start opening the durians. .RM 20 durian buffet for this round . ..

PRICE:
RM 9 normal durians – guess its durian Kampung??
RM 15 better grades durians..
RM 20 premium grades durians. . (we have this for this round)

Weekdays all 3
Weekend only available RM 15/ RM 20 ONLY. .

* i think this price is applicable to peak season only.. if durian is getting lesser the price will increase. ..

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I must say that durian on this round taste much better compare to what I had but according to Jolyn n Lyn when they came by as they dine the RM15 they find it much better as to me I find this is much better compare to last round . . I guess seasonal durian makes different taste in each batch. .

Last night, I had most of the durian better quality in its meat more solid, a bit milky, not too sweet yet you can eat alot bitter ones, there are mixture of yellowish and fair mild creamy colour  . .  not so watery base meat . .

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Feeq is another hardcore durian fans as when the durian was open and right infrot of him or I would say right after this photoshoot he just whack the durians like no tomorrow and so fast. . .ko’ed after 20 minutes later. .

*remarks – durians are not meant to eat fast as you eat too fast its hard to digest and feel abit bloated.

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Today, Jolyn is on a mission that she want to filled the whole basket at least..  .and her mission complete? scroll till the end. . . .

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Every one happily eating the durian and great to see all stranges talking in one table just because of durians .. .

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This guy is one of the best guy that he usually serve us. . and he is funny. . also with another guy..

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Verdict: did itu Jolyn Cheah manage to fill up the whole basket ? well, actually she did, not her, is we.. for a pax of 8 ppl we filled 1 basket n another quater of it . .as shown in the pics are 2nd basket arleady . .:D

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This is Jolyn Cheah with her very happy durian in her mouth, that she is a very simple person to cheer, when she is sad just buy her durians, she will go hyper and make you happy. .wakkakaka~ :p

Might have ROUND 3 coming up.. just don know when..of course wont be this 2 weeks, as I had too much durians in a row . .need to take a break . .

Results: we are satisfied with it . .no complain and looking forward to come again . .

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, si pek good ah~ Satisfied & Recommended -Stamped-

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

Location:
SS2 Durians
SS2 – Behind BHP Petrol Station
Selangor .. .
(with a L shape stall at the corner junction nearby traffic light)

 


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