Royal Pirates Covers Ailee’s Heaven

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them… and I mean a really long time! I was wondering when they’d be back with another cover!! I am talking about Royal Pirates!

They recently uploaded to their youtube channel a cover of Ailee‘s Heaven.

So who are they?? If you started your Kpop fandom sometime around 2009 you might recognize them as the group that covered Nobody and Sorry Sorry. These covers became quite popular at that time. I especially liked the Sorry Sorry cover at that time. (Sorry I can’t post the videos because their channel has marked it private :()

But now they’ve come back and they even added a bass section to the band hurray!

There is a note on the video in youtube. It said:

“As the Royal Pirates mentioned earlier today on Facebook and Twitter, we wanted to share a small piece of what RP has been up to lately. After almost 7 months since their last public performance, we all have been working passionately in Korea for RP’s next step. Hope you guys enjoy this raw cover RP recently recorded for you all~ More exciting updates to come!”

Does this mean they will be debuting in Korea?? Omo! I can’t wait. There is always room for rock/alternative bands in Korea. I think rock is becoming more of a mainstream now in the Hallyu scene! Another hurray!!! I think it’s about time!

I can’t wait for them to debut! Good luck to you guys!!

**credits: fadingfromdawn@yt

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I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me – 2AM (with lyrics)

I’m liking this song a lot recently. I always thought I did not like ballads but I don’t know what it is about 2AM songs that make me really feel good even when it’s a sad song.

Before putting up the video of 2AM‘s I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me  너도 나처럼, I’m putting the prequel to understand the story of the video:

Prequel

 

Music Video

 

I know they have released this video for some time already and they have in fact won an award on Music Bank, but I’ve been lagging on posting something. And I think now is the perfect time to post it. There is no doubt that 2AMs voices are still powerful as ever. I have to say though that Jinwoon’s voice has greatly improves (and I don’t mean in a biased manner). I think now he sings better compared to Confession of a Friend. I like how Jokwon’s high pitched voice has become stronger, not I have to say the chorus sounds stronger than before.  The songs on this album are noteworthy and very very nice.. it’s a good album.. so good that I want to buy the physical album!

For the music video, we usually get teasers for a music video, but for this I love that they did a prequel as well as interviewed women’s opinions of breaking up. I know I sound like a fan girl but I love how the maknae stars in the video! Aigoo, the maknae has grown a lot! The video was sad but it’s kinda creepy to watch Jinwoon moving, hugging the lifeless body! But its a Kpop video so they can do pretty much anything to get the message to the viewers.

I love this song so much, that I’m putting the lyrics! kk I just want to sing this song a lot..

I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me / Neodo Nacheoreom – Romanization

Haru jongil ni saenggakman hada ga
Han ga dak nunmuri, meotdaero jureureuk heureunda
Georeum georeum ni moseubi bal byeoseo
Ireul hada gado, nado moreuge tto heureunda

(ohh oh oh oh ohh) noraereul bulleo do
(ohh oh oh oh ohh) georireul georeo do
(ohh oh oh oh ohh) ontong ni saenggak ppun inde

Neodo, na cheoreom ireohke apeunji
Neodo, na cheoreom nunmul na neunji
Neodo, haru jongil ireohke
Chueoke saneunji, oh kkok na cheoreom

Eokjirado useul il cham manheunde
Taeyeob inhyeong cheoreom, ju eojin il cheoreom utneun da

(ohh oh oh oh ohh) tv reul boa do
(ohh oh oh oh ohh) chingureul ana do
(ohh oh oh oh ohh) ontong ni saenggak ppun inde

Neodo, na cheoreom ireohke apeunji
Neodo, na cheoreom nunmul na neunji
Neodo, haru jongil ireohke
Chueoke saneunji, oh kkok na cheoreom

Mae ireul useu nikka
Utneun moseub man boyeo ju nikka naega, haengbok han julman ana bwa
Eotteohke useo naega, eotteohke useo, niga eobt neunde
Useo do useo do, nunmuri tto heulleo

Neodo, na cheoreom ireohke apeunji
Neodo, na cheoreom nunmul na neunji
Neodo, haru jongil ireohke
Chueoke saneunji, oh kkok na cheoreom

 I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me (English Translation) 

As i think only of you all day
A single stream of tear flows on its own

Step by step, i see you
So even as i work, tears flow without me knowing

Even when i sing
Even when i walk the streets
I’m filled with thoughts of you

I wonder if you hurt like me
I wonder if you cry like me
I wonder if you live all day in memories like me

There are many things to laugh about forcibly
Like a wind-up doll, like it’s my job, i laugh

Even when i watch tv
Even when i meet my friends
I’m filled with thoughts of you

I wonder if you hurt like me
I wonder if you cry like me
I wonder if you live all day in memories like me

Because i smile every day
Because i show my smiles,
They think i am happy
But how can i smile, how can i smile without you
I smile and i smile but tears flow again

I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me 너도 나처럼 – Hangeul 

하루종일 니 생각만 하다가
한 가닥 눈물이 멋대로 주르륵 흐른다
걸음걸음 니 모습이 밟혀서

일을 하다가도 나도 모르게 또 흐른다

(우후후후후) 노래를 불러도

(우후후후후) 거리를 걸어도
(우후후후후) 온통 니 생각 뿐인데

너도 나처럼 이렇게 아픈지

너도 나처럼 눈물 나는지
너도 하루종일 이렇게 추억에 사는지 꼭 나처럼

억지라도 웃을 일 참 많은데

태엽 인형처럼 주어진 일처럼 웃는다

(우후후후후) TV를 보아도

(우후후후후) 친구를 만나도
(우후후후후) 온통 니 생각 뿐인데

너도 나처럼 이렇게 아픈지
너도 나처럼 눈물 나는지
너도 하루종일 이렇게 추억에 사는지 꼭 나처럼
매일을 웃으니까
웃는 모습만 보여주니까 내가 행복한 줄만 아나 봐

어떻게 웃어 내가 어떻게 웃어 니가 없는데
웃어도 웃어도 눈물이 또 흘러

너도 나처럼 이렇게 아픈지
너도 나처럼 눈물 나는지
너도 하루종일 이렇게 추억에 사는지 꼭 나처럼

**credits: 2AM@yt + romanizedsongs@wordpress + pop!gasa + as tagged

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VENUS – SHINHWA

OMG OMG OMG!!!! Their back!

Scream!!!! Minwoo!! Junjin!! Eric!! Dongwan!! Andy!! Hyesung!!! SHINHWA!!!

Shinhwa‘s back with a new song called Venus!

Pardon all the exclamation marks on the top page.. but I can’t believe my excitement when I saw their video! Shinhwa’s back!! yay!!

For those who do not know who they are, they were an idol group long before DBSK, Super Junior, Beast, Big Bang were around. And they’ve been doing their stuff for more than 10 years now and they haven’t disbanded.. To date, they are the longest running Kpop group!

I didn’t really know about Shinhwa back then but I fell in love with them after watching Andy and Solbi on We Got Married. They were a guest and I got curious and I started to watch them on variety shows and listen to their older songs. I find thei songs good and upbeat and their antics on shows funny. And the rest is history. The only problem was, some of them went into military service, thus I haven’t seen some of them on shows as one whole band.

But now, their all done with military service! Yay! And they are back with a new album! Yay! I’m not kidding when I say I have been waiting for this come back! Now have them as guests on variety shows!! All of them!! please!

Anyway, thoughts on the video: My first reaction was like Minwoo!!! Junjin!!! I could not concentrate on the song, but was instead looking at each member. I had to play it again .. ha! Anyway, this song is not the same usual Shinhwa track, yes, it’s a dance track but they pretty much decided to take on the Western style of song. Do I like it? Yes of course. This proves that they’re talented and they can fit to the new style of idol Kpop songs. Though too much autotune.. I would prefer to hear their voices.The dance.. they can still strut their stuff! lol… They can still do their moves..  Minwoo.. Junjin.. you still are one of the best dancers to me!

Many new Kpop fans may not know them, but for someone who has been listening to Kpop for a long time will be happy with this comeback! I know I am! GO SHINHWA!!!!

**credits: SHINHWACOMPANY@yt

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Best Friend (Chinese Version) – Jason Chen

I haven’t written in a long time! Studying makes you busy… and also I have been shying away from a lot of the Kpop songs (there are just too many new songs!). Well I still listen to them once in a while but I just had the itch of listening to other Asian songs.

One such song is one I am posting. It’s called Best Friend by Jason Chen.

 

Jason Chen is quite popular because of his covers. He sings not only English covers but as well as Chinese songs. This song, is originally done in English but it also has a Chinese version. If you ask me, I like the Chinese version better than the English one. I think the Chinese lyrics fit more into the song. This song also reminds me of the good old Mandopop I was so crazy about 3-4 years ago. It sounded very very pleasant to my ears.

I used to be a huge fan of Mandopop in the beginning and I kind of miss the Mandopop songs. But then I got caught up with the Kpop scene and I forgot about Chinese songs. Jason Chen’s Best Friend made me want to listen to Mandarin songs again! I just love it and currently a favorite of mine.

And here are the lyrics in Chinese Characters and in Pinyin:

還記得我說過,我永遠不會走遠
Hai ji de wo shuo guo, wo yong yuan bu hui zou yuan,

就在十三年前,一天
Jiu zai shi san nian qian, yi tian

那火花就在我們眼前,卻視而不見
Na huo hua jiu zai wo men yan qian, que shi er bu jian

就差那麼一點
Jiu cha na me yi dian

終於發現你就是我生命
Zhong yu fa xian ni jiu shi wo sheng ming

對你的感覺,從來都
Dui ni de gan jue, cong lai dou

不曾改變,那火花已經漫延
Bu ceng gai bian, na huo hua yi jing man yan

那青澀的感覺
Na qing se de gan jue

感嘆著我的天,多麼奇妙的感覺
Gan tan zhe wo de tian, duo me qi miao de gan jue

好想吻著你的指尖,嘴邊,就在我的夢裡面
Hao xiang wen zhe ni de zhi jian, zui bian, jiu zai wo de meng li mian

像是香榭裡的畫面
Xiang shi xiang xie li de hua mian

而這種失控的感覺
Er zhe zhong shi kong de gan jue

我愛上了我的 best friend
Wo ai shang le wo de best friend

你笑著說it’s alright,但淚水勉強掩蓋
Ni xiao zhe shuo it’s alright, dan lei shui mian qiang yan gai

你愛過的那些男孩
Ni ai guo de na xie nan hai

我努力不讓你察覺
Wo nu li bu rang ni cha jue

我對你的愛cause
Wo dui ni de ai cause

你已有他陪伴
Ni yi you ta pei ban

終於發現你就是我生命
Zhong yu fa xian ni jiu shi wo de sheng ming

我唯一的愛,從來沒
Wo wei yi de ai, cong lai mei

有誰能替代,火花已燒成火海
You shui neng dai ti, huo hua yi shao cheng huo hai

除了你誰都不愛
Chu le ni wo shui dou bu ai

祈禱著每一天,我能陪在你身邊
Qi dao zhe mei yi tian, wo neng pei zai ni shen bian

溫柔吻著你的嘴邊,唇間,我的夢快要實現
Wen rou wen zhe ni de zui bian, chun jian, wo de meng kuai yao shi xian

甜蜜劇情我來導演
Tian mi ju qing wo lai dao yan

你真的是我的一切
Ni zhen de shi wo de yi qie

我愛上了我的best friend
Wo ai shang le wo de best friend

希望你能接受,我最愛的寶貝
Xi wang ni neng jie shou, wo zui ai de bao bei

全部的愛都給你
Quan bu de ai dou gei ni

沒有人能像我,我不要求什麽
Mei you ren neng xiang wo, wo bu yao qiu shen me

只要你在我身邊
Zhi yao ni zai wo shen bian

好害怕失去我們,共同感覺
Hao hai pa shi qu wo men, gong tong gan jue

哪怕還是朋友的界限
Na pa hai shi peng you de jie xian

我無時無刻的期待
Wo wu shi wu ke de qi dai

盼望,某天
Pan wang, mou tian

你愛上我這個best friend
Ni ai shang wo zhe ge best friend

Want to know the lyrics in English? This is the English version..

So which one’s better??

**credits: blog.163.com/suicidal_adoreness + miniachilles@yt

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Southern Island (Live) – Hajji and TJ with Alex

Ok so I am obsessing over Alex Chu at the moment. This would not have happened if I had not seen his cooking show.

Anyway.. since yesterday I have been watching the videos of not only him but as well as the other members of Clazziquai. But I was happy to see this video!! So happy..

It’s the live performance of Hajji and TJ (하찌와TJ) with Alex for the song 남쪽 끝섬 (Namjjok KKeutseom/Southern Island).

I love love love love love this song to the nth level since I heard it on We Got Married. I want to hear it again and again even though I’ve heard it a number of times before. If you’ve watched the show you will most likely remember Alex singing the part “ppoppohago shipseo (I want to kiss you)” to Shinae. Waa I miss watching the first season of WGM!

Anyway.. I changed the way I romanized the name of the band. I used to romanized it like Hachi, but the hangeul character is not the equivalent of ch. If you are interested in the lyrics, you can visit my old post for the song.. Southern Island.

However, up to now, I still don’t have the translation in English. If anyone of you knows where to find it or could do a translation, it would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

**credits: TinkerRuda@yt

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Lover Boy (Studio version MV) – Clazziquai

I’m going a bit on a backtrack mode with the video that I am sharing.

Actually this is the first time I saw this video, but this is from a song from Clazziquai way back 2007/2008. Some of you may be familiar with the song, but the video is different as it is the Studio Version of the MV for Lover Boy.

Lover Boy was their single from the album Love Child of the Century. As you may know this is the album which has the song Romeo and Juliet (the one that Alex and Shinae sang in We Got Married). And I have to say that this is to date my favorite Clazziquai album!

I like this video compared to the original one..

 

The studio version is just plain hilarious… but in a good way. This was before Alex’s stint on We Got Married. I kind of liked this Alex here.. as after being on the show he kind of reverted to the romantic guy Alex… It’s nice to see the fun and cool Alex sometimes! And Horan.. I simply love her!!!!

I am so missing them and I want them to make an album again. They were the first Korean group that I really liked.. Long before I liked Kpop idols. I wish t hey would make more music.. the Clazziquai project music.. its been almost 3 years since they last released an album.

And because I miss  them.. here is a bonus video of them singing Love Mode and Come To Me sometime in 2009.

 

I miss them! Come back with a new album please!! 🙂

**credits: fluxus, juliapham07, Rosyjae@yt

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Get To Know Them – Siwon (Super Junior)

Two straight Get To Know Them posts in 2 days! I couldn’t wait to post this and I am itching to post this..Why? Because he is my bias!

I think he is the most handsome of all the Super Junior members! Sorry but there is no stopping Choi Siwon when it comes to charms, charisma and most especially good manners. This boy is absolutely perfect! Like an angel sent from somewhere.. ok that’s the biased me talking. By the, this post might be a little longer than usual as I have sooo much to put!

Siwon

 Siwon
Siwon (시원/始 源)
Real Name: Choi Siwon (최시원/崔 始 源)
Nickname(s): Simba (named by Heechul), Horse (Mal, for his zodiac)
Date of Birth: February 10, 1987 (Apparently, Siwon’s real birthday is April 7, 1986)
Place of Birth: Seoul Gangnam (south of Han River near Apgujung) (서울 강남)
Height: 183 cm/6′
Weight: 65 kg/143 lb
Blood Type: B
Siblings: younger sister Choi Jiwon
Specialty/Hobby: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Taekwondo, Chinese (language), Playing drums
Facts:
>> He is Christian
>> Aside from being in Super Junior, Siwon is also an actor. He even acted alongside Andy Lau (a very famous Hong Kong actor) in the film “A Battle of Wits”
>> His dad was against him being a super star, and in case you don’t know, he’s dad is a CEO of a pharmaceutical company
>> He studied in China as an exchange student for three months
>> He is famous for being the Super Junior member with a lot of gestures and often times he members imitate him

Videos Videos

 Showbiz Extra Interview

On the set of Oh My Lady

Singing Who Am I

Smartphone CF

** I wanted to find the other CFs but, I think this is the best as it shows the Siwon from Athena!

Picture Spam 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 **credits: as tagged + http://www.super-legacy.com + asianfanatics.net +  arirangworld, JongwoonIsLove, sherbetshaz  and 101010ayumi @ yt

Another Hit of Nostalgia – Boy Bands of the 90’s

I was just lurking around youtube looking for a good video to watch when I came across this video by the Backstreet Boys…

Yes, it’s them minus Kevin singing Quit Playing Games.. and suddenly there was another hit of nostalgia.

Long before I got addicted to the Hallyu wave, there was my addiction to the Boy Band’s of the 90’s. And I’m sure a lot of girls my age can relate to me. If you grew up in the 90’s you were probably looking at their videos, singing their songs, buying their casettes (and for the the affluent ones, you could afford their cds) and collecting magazines with pin-ups of your favorite 90’s boy band! Yup this is where it started.

I suddenly feel like a kid again when I saw this video, and I thought.. why not write something about the boy bands! I think this is a fun post for me to do!!

First up… BOYZONE

They were the first boy band I really really liked. Well yes, they were kind of old already at that time as they have made their debut before *Nsync or the Backstreet Boys. But I loved them for their songs! Since hearing Stephen Gately (God bless his soul..) sing, I fell head over heels for this band. The band was made up of Stephen, Ronan, Mikey, Keith and Shane. The two favorite songs were Key to My Life and All That I Need.

Key to My Life was absolutely the best song ever! Well at least in My Opinion.. It’s not as popular as the other songs, but it’s one that I really really like it and I can sing the song by heart. Until today, I can still feel my heart skip a beat when I hear this song. All that I Need gave us the more mature Boyzone, with Ronan Keating’s vocals dominating it. I did like his husky voice back then, but I was more of a Stephen fan… though at that time I didn’t really catch on that he was gay! But oh well, I was 12 then, I couldn’t tell who was gay and who wasn’t!

Will they reunite? Maybe… but minus Stephen Gately (God Bless His Soul).. but now I want to hear more Ronan Keating! Whatever happened to him?

Second on my list… *NSYNC

They started out being known ‘Nsync, but later on changed it to *Nsync. They were Justin, JC, Chris, Lance and Joey. And yes, that’s Justin Timberlake! We didn’t know Justin Beiber then.. but we knew who Justin Timberlake was. And frankly, the old Justin is more handsome and more talented (well no offense to the Mr. Beiber’s fan.. but I just don’t get Justin Beiber!)  Anyway, I have to say these lads (well the other one came out of the closet.. but he was lad then… or was he??) can sing!!! Have you ever listened to them sing in acapella. You would just melt! After Boyzone faded from the limelight, I took a liking for them. Though, they were not as popular in my country compared to BSB. And though I like all of their songs, these two songs reminded me of how they were in the 90s.

I remember they first came to the Philippines while they were promoting Tearing Up My Heart. Yes, they were not as popular as the Backstreet Boys that time, but when I heard this song, my interests shifted (though I still liked BSB, but when both were compared, I was on Team *Nsync). With Drive Myself Crazy.. this was when I realized they were the best! Especially when it came to the melody. I was a kid, but I thought, their voices fit well and they could blend and produce a harmony. And up to this time, I still listen to their songs! I still even have my tapes from long ago!

Will they reunite? Umm.. No, Well that was what Justin Timberlake said. I think there was a rift between the members or something. But I think it would be great if they did! I will definitely watch their concert!!!

And of course the list should have… the BACKSTREET BOYS

Boy Bands are never complete without them. I remember the mania they brought to the Philippines when they released Get Down. Then there was Anywhere for You and I’ll Never Break Your Heart.. and then Everybody and As Long As You Love Me and Quit Playing Games.. ok so this list will go on forever so I better stop. The Backstreet Boys were B-rock (Brian), Nick, Howie D, AJ and Kevin. Nick Carter was absolutely everyones dream guy back then (and he’s brother Aaron was the Justin Beiber of our time!). But I preferred Brian for his wonderful voice! I could sing a lot of their songs, and I don’t know why but until now I still memorize the lyrics. But my favorite would have to be As Long As You Love Me. (sorry, it’s very difficult to find good quality old MVs.. their VEVO is not working for me)

Sorry for the crappy video, but it’s the best I could find :(. BSB’s VEVO is not really available in my country (and a lot of countries!  — VEVO please change it! we want to see Backstreet Boys’ videos!!). And doesn’t the MV look familiar… like perhaps SS501’s Snow Prince. Ok so SS501 fans, don’t go hating BSB… BSB’s video was made in 1998/1999 so I think it’s the original one ~~ right! But whatever… this was the best video for they did.. well this and Everybody. And this is until now my favorite BSB song.

Will they reunite? They have reunited already (minus Kevin, but some news say he MIGHT rejoin the band). It’s because of their video (see top of this page) that I am writing this post!

Last but not the Least.. WESTLIFE

So among the 4, they were the last to have made their debut. But Westlife has a very strong fan base until now. When did I like them? When I heard their first album in 1999. Until today, and I am not kidding when I say this, I still know the contents of that album. And when you tell me the title I can sing a line or two from each song. Westlife was comprised of Kian, Shane, Nicky, Mark and Brian. And though most of you may like the song My Love, I like Fool Again and If I Let You Go the most.

 

I could sing both songs by heart and whenever I am in a karaoke place or Neoraebang, I still sing either of the song, though If I Let You Go would always be the favored one. I don’t know what it was about this band, but they reminded me very much of my Boyzone fandom! I think that was the reason why I took and immediate liking toward them. And I have never gotten bored of their songs! I was happy that they were one of the longest running bands..

Reunion? Umm they will be disbanding formally this year with a Farewell concert. Sigh, I always thought they would last! But 14 years is quite a long time for a band to stay together. Could Hallyu groups last this long? Well Shinhwa is a candidate for that! I really hope so!

I’ve written a lot haven’t I. Sorry… but it was so much fun to write this post! Reminiscing and feeling like a kid again…

Hmm I wonder where I placed all my BOP and BB magazines.. 🙂

So who was your favorite boy band back then??

**credits:  iheartradio, NSYNCVEVO, yyooaannaaa, BoyzoneVEVO, westlife and AnnaDaiCapelliRossi @ yt + hushhush112 @ dailymotion + as tagged

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Pangarap Lang Kita – Parokya ni Edgar ft. Happee Sy

I have always loved OPM bands. I grew up listening to most of them. Though I have not really been listening to a lot of the recent OPM songs, there are some songs that make it to my playlist once in a while.

And this is the recent addition.Pangarap Lang Kita by Parokya ni Edgar ft. Happee Sy.

I know this is not a new song really and I’ve heard this a year ago, but I never really got around to listening to it properly because I was oh so addicted to Kpop that time. I remember that I first listened to this song out of curiosity because of Happee Sy. Happee Sy is actually the one who made the Super Shows in Manila possible, that’s why I like her (and I commend her efforts!). Bringing Super Junior to the Philippines paved the way to opening the doors of Kpop music in the Philippines.

Recently, I had a friend who shared this song again with me, so I got to listen to it properly (thank you boredom for making me listen to it again). And yes, I like it. Actually, I’ve always loved Parokya ni Edgar. I listened to them since I was in high school (and let’s just say that was quite long time ago). Their songs are always good ~~ music and lyrics alike. So it was no wonder that I fell in love with this song again.

The lyrics of the song talks about a man who is in love with a girl but couldn’t tell her his feelings because he fears he will be rejected because she’s kind of rich while he’s poor. He says, she will just remain a dream. On the other hand, the girl is in love with a guy but she really can’t make the first move because she’s a “conservative” girl. She says, he will just remain a dream. So both of them are each others dream but they’ve accepted that its just a dream.

This is the narrative version of the video.. where you can understand the story:

Though to some it’s kind of pathetic, but I think a lot can relate to this at least one way or another in their lives. Ain’t it sad? But whatever, I like this song 🙂

And just for laugh.. this version is with Vinci singing and playing the girl on the video! LOL!

**credits: ** alfonsomirandajr@yt

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