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lol the title of this drama though

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    Same though! I feel like it’s an apt description about how we all felt about Kim Seon-ho in 2020.

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      Yes that’s what came to my mind the moment I read the title. I think it’s gonna take a while until I can read ‘dimples’ and not think of Kim Seon-ho

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      And Jasper Liu for me. That guy is crazy cute

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        Yes! Agree, he is crazy cute. Needs to choose better projects though.

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          Yess. None of his projects sound interesting to me except Before We Get Married

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      ONG OMG OMG OMG OMG

      Please think of Kim Seon-ho whenever dimples is mentioned.

      *bows prettily*

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        My weakness really is dimples I think. I find the actor playing ‘Sun’ in Sisyphus also very cute. My heart was stolen when I saw a dimple on his left cheek.

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        Seon-ho shall forever be Mr. Dimples in my heart, I promise you that.

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          *hugs* You’re a good person.

          Please also don’t forget that Baby is still with Mommy LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Ofc, until there’s a Mommy’s change of heart. 🥰

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          I was thinking the same! Like, “Kim Seon Ho?”

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I melted the second I saw Dosan entering Halmeoni\’s shop with a knitted RGB cactus!!! How adorable can you be

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I\’d watch the hell out of a Start-Up spinoff with Jipyeong and Yeo Jingoo helping orphans find their footing in the adult world. With Park Dongchun included of course.

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Kang Ah-reum figuring out Derek is a spy and confronting him about it!! That was such a great scene. I\’m loving her character. Also, I think I have a thing for Yoo Inna playing with scissors.

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😭 Lost Romance had one of my favourite female lead – second male lead relationships ever. Their friendship was adorable and Xiao’en didn’t give up on Qingfeng and gave him a happy ending (and with Puff Guo at that!!)

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    RIGHT!? I loved these two together and I love how Xiao’en tried so hard to give Qingfeng peace!

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Lee Boyoung\’s cameo in Startup reminded me of this one time when I was an exchange student in Seoul and was in a really big subway station and this older lady just came to me and started asking random questions and would overreact with stuff like \”You look so smart!!\” \”You must have really good grades!!!\” \”SOOOOOO SMART!!\” and I was just awkwardly staying there waiting for her to get to the point. After what felt like some good 10 minutes she said she knows a temple where a lot of students pray to their ancestors for good grades and really insisted on taking me there. Noped out of that one real fast.

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    Relevant episode 😁 but what do they get out of it?

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      Donation, I guess?

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      Haven’t really thought about it but donation makes sense! It’s certainly some type of scam. A lot of the other exchange students had stories like these so foreigners seem to be a common target.

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I finally got around to watching season 2 of Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim and Kim Minjae and So Juyeon were ADORABLE, which got me thinking about other secondary/side couples in kdramas. So beanies, what are your favorite kdrama side couples?

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    The ultimate legendary couple:
    The soeulmate; Yijung sunbae and Gaeul yang of BOF (and by stretch ximen-xiaoyou if meteor garden).
    But nowadays theres a lot 2ndary couple whom outshine the leads such as Goblin’s pichi and; kim seonho and chewbacca in strongest deliveryman;

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      Ahhh the secondary couple of my childhood! Kim Beom was swoony from then til now!

      Ngl I only finished Strongest Deliveryman for Jin-kyu and Ji-yoon.

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        I believe almost all of the SD viewers stayed for them. GKP and CSB are both great actors, but the chemistry between them is meh. Not to mention the leads’ story is uber predictable, were more invested in 2ndary (jinkyu and jiyoon)’s storyline.

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      I want to add more! 😂😂😂
      High Society’s Park Hyunsik and Lim Jiyeon. They too, carried the show. Uee and SungJoon are so busy act like theyre angry and frustated; we viewers are so confused wether they supposed to be in love, manipulated each other, or if theyre frustated for real. 😑😑.

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        I thought about High Society as well! I don’t even remember what was the storyline between Uee and SungJoon but I definitely remember those two

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      I was gonna write about Yi Jung And Ga Eul too. I still want a spin off of the two of them

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      I’ve read so many comments about the strongest deliveryman second couple that I almost feel like picking up this drama again just for them but I remember I didn’t really like the first episodes at all.

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        Yeah, even though I like GKP a lot, his hair style is legit awful in the show. Plus, I hear KSH stole the show there, and his character and storyline were more compelling.

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    Dae-young and Myeong-joo in DOTS!

    Runner ups off the top of my head would be:
    Soo-ji and Sang-goo in BTLIOF
    Shin-joo and Yu-ri in Nine-Tailed
    Young-hee and Hyun-jae in More Than Friends

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      YES for Sooji and Sang-goo! I’m liking Young-Hee and Hyun-Jae as well but rn I think I’m more invested in the Jinjoo – Sanghyeok pair.

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      Still on my #1 list too: Dae young and Myeong joo ❣️

      Grim Reaper/Sunny in Goblin still a runner up 🥳

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    I like the second lead couple Kim Ji-seok and Ye Ji-won in Another Oh Hae-young. They are so hilarious!

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    Actress Lee So-Min and manager Lee Min-Joon in Be Melodramatic.

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      This one is my all time favourite!! I sometimes go and rewatch their scenes together because they were funny and sweet and awwwwwwww.

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      This was the first one I thought of as well, but I couldn’t remember what drama they were from!😂

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    Another beanie mentioned my favourite one: SoMin and MinJoon in Be Melodramatic.
    Sunny and Grim Reaper in Goblin.
    Dan and SeungJun in CLOY (I will never be over this one)
    MyKyung and HyunSoo / WonJae and Kang Hee / WonSuk and HoDol in Love with flaws.
    Scarlett and JiHwan in WWW.
    Security couple in Where the stars land (the only reason I could finish that drama).

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      Somin and Minjoon is one of my favourites as well! Along with Goblin and WWW. Oof my heart hurts just thinking of the CLOY couple. It reminds me a lot of The King 2 Hearts (what is it with North Korea related dramas and tragic second leads?). It still baffles me how Love with Flaws had so many great secondary couples yet the main one left me feeling lukewarm.

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        The problem with Love with flaws is that writer chose wrong ML. I mean, FL has far better chemistry with SML. OTP was so dull, and had no chemistry at all… but all the secondary couples were ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      Wonderful list!

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    Jin Kyu and Ji Yoon in Strongest Deliveryman
    Seo In Guk and Kim Yoo Ri in Master’s Sun
    Hyun and Ji Hwan in Search WWW
    Lee Hongki and Lee Se Young in Hwayugi

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      I didn’t mention PK and Puja from Hwayugi, because they were never exactly a couple, but I really, really loved them and were the best part of the drama.
      I’ll never get tired of saying “Justice for Pu-ja!”.

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    Grim Reaper and Sunny
    Yoonjin and Samcheonpo

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    Seol JiHwan and Scarlette!!

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I’ve read a lot of opinions about Dalmi always being the mean one to Injae and how it’s annoying and nonsensical but while I agree that it’s annoying and I wish she would cut it off I kinda get it and have some sympathy for her. I was in a similar situation (parents reversed) when my parents got divorced but both me and my sister left with mom, and if my older sister would have told me what Injae told Dalmi when she left, spoke ill of mom, then went with dad and cut off contact completely with me saying I wasn’t her sister anymore, I would have ended up hating her a lot. Because that’s what happens when people you love deeply hurt you. You resent them and feel bitter and end up being mean and petty to them. It’s not nice but I think it’s human, so I get it, and I feel like it makes sense for Dalmi to act that way. I still have hope that they could make up eventually.

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    Agree with this!

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    m sure they will and the only way this will actually happen is when In jae rises to the occasion and stands up for Dalmi and her dad..

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    finally someone said what ia right abt Dal Mi and her behaviour towards In Jae.
    my terms with my brother are even worse than that.
    so i can feel her and i can understand where all the resentment comes from.

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Things are getting complicated on the romance front in Start-up so here, non-related things I enjoyed this episode:
– Jipyeong telling Sandbox CEO about Dalmi possibly being the girl on the swing
– The way they merged their idea with Yeongshil (yay to more Yeo Jingoo!)
– Dosan’s cousin’s marketing LOL. He is the real genius in this show. Guy is gonna make a bunch of money from those 1%
– Injae’s conversation with her mom (I feel like mom is getting inspired by Injae and might finally leave that dude for good)
– Dalmi shutting those two up and getting some money to fund Noongil
– Grandma writing feedback for Noongil TT (someone please tell Jipyeong about her!!)
– Yeongshill calling Chulsan out for wearing fake glasses
– Injae’s smile/smirk at the end

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Also I understand that the purpose of the scene where Samsan’s program fails recognizing Injae’s font as a forgery is meant to show that Dosan is finally getting ambitious (with innocent pens as collateral damage) but I felt that Injae’s dad being there was unecessary and that it’s not reasonable for people to expect a project developed in two days to reach such high standards so I felt like it was just another scene meant to make Dosan feel like shit. Even thought Alex kinda feels like a magic fairy at this point I’m glad there’s at least someone out there who sees Dosan’s potential.

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    I have the feeling Alex can be the kid DoSan gave the medal to.

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      Me too
      Which is kind of worrisome. Trying to figure out Alex will be a good one or the other way
      I better quit thinking too much since he was just introduced and we don’t know much yet🙂

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        I don’t have a good vibe about Alex. Never did since he first appeared.
        Too many smiles. Don’t trust people smiling for no reason, as if they were aware of a joke only they know.

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          Oh hey i just read an article based of Emily in Paris where they said the French don’t like people who smile too much – i wondered if it was real and now i came across your comment! I’m guessing you’re not French tho..hehe

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            No, I’m not.
            In fact it may be one of the worst things you can tell a Spanish, hahahaha.
            Not the kindest historical relation between our two countries.
            It’s not that I don’t like smiles in people, but I just can’t trust someone who’s always smiling no matter what. I had a workmate who was alwys like that and when something annoyed him you could see the smile in his mouth but his eyes in anger. Not someone I want around.

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            Ohh sorry about that! But yeah i get what you mean, that person you described sounds creepy.

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    Bay area Silicon valley would chew with relish and then spit out Samsan Tech, I mean there are hundreds of Nam Dosan out there….I wish I knew less about the industry….I can’t with the direction of this drama…expecting them to do some research before writing the script, is that too much to ask.

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      Everything serves for the drama, I guess. But I totally get you, it happens to me with period dramas, as a reenactor I can’t focus on a show if I see inaccuracies in costumes and hairstyles and the way people address to each other.

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I really really like Jipyeong but on the romance front I\’m rooting for Dosan and Dalmi and I really wish this didn\’t turn into your usual love triangle. I just want to like a second male lead without having to see them being miserable because they\’re not getting the girl. Jipyeong shines so much in his interactions with halmeoni, as a mentor to the samsan trio and of course with youngshil (missed him this episode!) and I could totally understand him feeling indebted to Dalmi and wanting to see her happy without having to be in love with her so please show don\’t go that route and stop breaking my (and Jipyeong’s) heart.

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Help beanies! I completely forgot the way to post a comment longer than 200 characters. I tried writing it in Word and then pasting it here but it didn\’t work, am I missing something?

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    you have to use the option “paste” with your mouse, it doesn’t work if you use the keyboard.

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These two are sooo cute!! I loved this hug

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DoSan thinking he has to pretend to be someone else to be liked by a girl breaks my heart a bit. All the \”that\’s not me\” lines…oof. I just want to give him a hug and tell him he\’s amazing.

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    That scene was utterly heartbreaking, but I really like that he can ask himself the question and realises the DoSan that DalMi thinks about is not him, so this way he can make her fall for the the real DoSan.
    Not that I want that, though, because JiPyeong is being such a cutie pie with halmoni…
    Why, show, whyyyyyyyyy???? 😭😭😭😭😭

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I’m Nam Do San but with zodiac signs (I don’t think I could ever give in for a guy though).

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I can finally find it in my heart to forgive Nam Joo Hyuk for School 2015.

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    Same~ 😅
    I may have started forgiving him in WFKBJ but Bride of Habaek happened so it took a while.

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      Same! But I dropped that one after the first episode and I found him decent in The Light in Your Eyes. He’s doing a great job here though. I really feel for Dosan and I don’t usually get easily invested in drama characters.

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    I really liked School 2015. Bride of Water God is the one that needs forgiving for.

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      I liked it too! I just didn’t like Nam Joohyuk in it. As for Bride of Water God, I dropped it after the first episode so it didn’t do much damage.

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I haven\’t used this account in almost three years but I had to log in to say that episode 3 of Startup was the most I\’ve ever laughed at a drama. I\’m sold.

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    Same!! The ending had me crying, it was AMAZING!

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      Yes!! The ending, reciting the anthem, Do San’s reaction at getting a text from a girl..this episode was full of comedic gold.

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    Welcome back! And yes it was a good reason to log in 🙂

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      Thank you!! I was still lurking around here all this time but sometimes there are dramas you really want to talk about too.

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    Welcome! And indeed, ep 3 is totally worth returning to DB for! If the show keeps up, we’ll have some fun times on the wall here 😀

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    Now you’ve made me curious.

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I don\’t think I can watch Just Between Lovers\’s episodes from this week before I know the ending for sure. I\’m too invested… JUST LET HIM BE HAPPY. LET ME BE HAPPY

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Instagram users, I need some help! So I just made an Instagram (finally caved in), what kdrama/korea related instagrams do you all follow?

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    i follow idols account,official idol group accounts,actors..any one you like in particular,i could help you with usernames.

    when you search for official accounts,check if there’s a blue check mark beside the username.that blu check mark means that is that person’s or group’s verified account.there are lots of fake accounts over at ig

    another way is to use the hashtag, in the search option, type the name of the actor or drama title and you would get a lot of photos to look at

    travelgram_korea account,you’d see photos of korea – landscapes,cityscapes

    I hope this one would help you.enjoy instagram!

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      Thank you!! I thought I’d have trouble finding the accounts but I only had to follow Yeo Jin Gu and the rest were in the suggestions hehe. Also followed travelgram, so pretty. But the hashtag search is definitely my favourite

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    Javabeans also has an IG account 🙂
    https://www.instagram.com/javabeans_db/

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    I dont know if you might like it, but in addition to may fave actors/actresses, I follow kdrama_fashion. The person behind it meticulously posts information about the fashion/accessories that characters sport in dramas and I always find it fun to see who wore what. 🙂

    P.S – I love your profile picture. Penguin chicks are the CUTEST. <3

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      Ooh now I can finally know where they get all their pretty coats from. I have to say it must not be easy to run an Instagram like this, respect to the owner. Thank you!! They really are the cutest things <3

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I\’m…I\’m going to be an exchange student in Korea during the spring semester and I just bought plane tickets..it\’s feeling much more real now

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    You’re going to have a swell time.

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    Enjoy yourself!! Have lots of fun!

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    Korea in Spring..and 🎉🎊Congrats!🎊🎉 on the exchange program. It is kinda scary but very exciting too. I totally enjoyed my semester in Jakarta when I did my exchange program in college.

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      Honestly I am a bit scared! It is definitely outside my comfort zone but that’s where the fun and personal development is right. Ooh Jakarta! Living on an island must have been awesome. I love the sea but we barely have any 🙁

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        for me,it was different but still familiar when i did my program.i’m from manila and jkt is a close neighbor 😉

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          Ooh, Manila! Then you must already be used to it. I’m from Romania so South Korea is a whole new experience. Luckily a friend of mine is also going, but we’re at different universities TT
          I would have replied faster but I spent 20 minutes looking at pictures of The Philippines heh, definitely a must visit!

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            Wow and that is definitely a welcome change in environment. and having a friend in the same area/country brings a sense of comfort.

            Romania, 1/6 places in Europe I’d really like to visit along with Czech Republic,Spain,Germany, Portugal & Iceland. I hope one day you’d get to visit the Philippines

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    Sounds fantastic! Enjoy your time there!

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    I’m jealous! Have funnnn!!!

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    That’s awesome!

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