Wellness Wednesday Linky Party

Welcome to the first Wellness Wednesday link up, friends!

Wellness Wednesday

In case you miss it, Rina from CuteCoconut and I are teaming up for a new exciting link up party called Wellness Wednesday and today is our party.

What first started as your typical weight loss plan has taken me on quite a journey throughout these past few years. I have my ups and downs.

I successfully lose the weights, looked the fittest I have ever been then was stricken down with herniated discs. If you are not familiar with herniated discs, let me just tell you that the pain is so excruciating there are days that even sneezing make me feel like my body is being ripped in two.

So why didn’t I stop already?

Well, I did stop…I took long rest from working out and I gained my weights back. Here I am in the freshness of 2015 committing myself to get back to fully live healthier again.

What motivates me the most to start living a healthier lifestyle?

  1. My son.

Healthy UsI want to be around for a long time to see him grow up to be a fine healthy young man. Living by example is what I choose although sometimes I failed to show him a good example. At the age of 7 years old he starts reading ingredients labels whenever we go to grocery shopping and recognize Monosodium glutamate. That is MSG by the way. It is important for me to teach him about what is healthy and what is not. We discussed about processed foods, sugar and other health issues. He is also my biggest supporter on this journey. He told me once “Mommy, I like it when you work out.” Isn’t that wonderful to hear? He knows that I am a much happier mother when I do my work out. We sometimes even work out using my many DVDs together. His current favorite workout? Les Mills Combat!

  1. Breaking the diabetes “curse”.

Throughout these years I had learned that the myth that diabetes runs in the family is a not true! Yes, your predisposition genes might cause you to be more sensitive to sugar BUT it doesn’t mean you will automatically inherit this disease! Almost as long as I can remember, this myth has been passed around. The famous theory that if your father has diabetes then it will get inherit by the daughter is no longer valid. What being passed down is the eating pattern. We learn from our parents and their parents’ parents what is normal. If your mother is an emotional eater, chances are you will follow her path because it seems normal and all those snacks she eats? Yes, they will become diabetes one day down the line if you are not careful. Both my parents have diabetes now. My father lost a toe and a large chunk of skin on his left foot because of gangrene caused by yours truly, diabetes. Seeing closely how diabetes affected their lives, I am more determined than ever to make sure I don’t get it too. How? By living a healthier lifestyle of course! Learning more about diabetes made me realized I am far more sensitive to sugar and fructose than other people.

  1. I want to live a great life!

Not just floating through life and make excuse for aches and pains as parts of getting old. When you are healthy, you can live your life to the fullest. You can travel and enjoying the beauty that this life has to offer. My back pain made me realize how precious our health is and how sometimes we easily take it for granted until it was taken from us. Knowing that I own the power to nurture myself from the inside out is powerful. Living healthy for me is no longer about losing weights. It is so much deeper now with far greater understanding of my own body. My journey taught me to become more in tuned with myself, it taught me my limitations and to honor that and find what works for me. I may not be a hardcore crossfit girl due to my back but being still in hot yoga grounded me. I realized I am not competing with anyone but me.

Now it’s your turn!

How to join us?

  1. Pick one prompt that we will post every Wednesday, blog about it and link up with us. Be creative. Vlogs are more than welcomed! The first linky will go live on 7th January 2015, find the prompts below.
  2. Grab the Wellness Wednesday button on your post, and on your side bar to support us in spreading the words.
  3. Share and mingle. Visit at least three links and leave a meaningful comment in each one of them. Rina and I will try to visit every link and share our support to everyone.
  4. Comeback every Wednesday to join us!
  5. Use the hashtag #gowellnessday. 

Join our mailing list and we will email you the weekly prompts as a reminder.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY PROMPTS FOR 7th January 2015:

  1. What motivates you the most to start living a healthier lifestyle?
  2. Who inspires you?
  3. What kind of lifestyle changes will you commit yourself into?
  4. Your favorite sport during high school and why you loved it so much.
  5. Three healthy food that you have discovered recently and become your favorite now.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY PROMPTS FOR 14th January 2015:

  1. Do you meditate? What do you think of meditation?
  2. Inner peace, describe them
  3. Share your healthy living goals
  4. What’s your favorite workout song(s)?
  5. What’s inside your gym bag?

Grab our button too!

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85 Comments on Wellness Wednesday Linky Party

  1. Mary Elizabeth
    January 7, 2015 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m always early for these things. Hahaha. Was too excited, I had a post scheduled (hree days ago) to be posted today. Lol.

    The things that motivate you are very inspiring. Keep up what you’re doing. You inspire many people! 🙂 Cheers! ~Mary
    Mary Elizabeth recently posted..Inspire Yourself. #GoWellWednesdayMy Profile

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    • Maureen
      January 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm (3 years ago)

      Yaaay!!! So excited that you are joining us Mary. Early is good. Thank you for linking up 😀

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    • Maureen
      January 8, 2015 at 7:49 am (3 years ago)

      I used to do that a lot, skipping meals lol I thought I’d lose weight that way. Boy, was I wrong. Thank you Lorane and all the best for your plans 🙂

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  2. HANA at DollHana.com
    January 7, 2015 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I liked that you enumerated your motivations. It’s going to be something to keep you pushing and striving despite hard times 🙂
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    • Maureen
      January 8, 2015 at 7:51 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Hana! 🙂

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  3. Annmarie
    January 7, 2015 at 10:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your reasons for being motivated to live a healthy lifestyle! I can’t imagine having a herniated disc though I do know it is quite painful- my hubby is a chiro and I hear him tell me about cases all the time and how debilitating it can be! Good for you for making fitness and healthy living a priority still! 🙂
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    • Maureen
      January 8, 2015 at 7:52 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Annmarie, yes it is the kind of pain you wouldn’t want to wish even on your worse enemy 😀 I’ve been told chiropractor can help but I just haven’t try it yet. Maybe soon.

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  4. Yanet
    January 7, 2015 at 10:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Hii, Maureen. Sorry I’m late. Actually I’ve already post mine about yesterday (autopost for today). It’s about my motivation. It’s in Bahasa. Should I link in this comment or not? I’m still confuse, hehe.. (sorry)

    Oh ya, about the prompts for 14th Jan, I don’t get the number 4. I think you forget to finish line, or it isn’t? 😀 Sorry, my English is still bad. I’m trying my best. I hope you understand what I mean.
    Yanet recently posted..Wellness Wednesday: Motivasi SehatMy Profile

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    • Maureen
      January 8, 2015 at 7:53 am (3 years ago)

      Mbak makasiiiih banget aku salah ketik hahaha thank you for pointing that out! 😀

      Thank you for linking up. Yes, Bahasa is fine too!

      Reply
  5. Debra@AModernTranslation
    January 8, 2015 at 12:00 am (3 years ago)

    All great reasons to choose a healthy lifestyle. This is a wonderful, positive link-up. Thank you for hosting.

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    • Maureen
      January 8, 2015 at 7:55 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you for joining us Debra and for sharing your own journey with everyone 🙂

      Reply
  6. Debbie Rodrigues
    January 8, 2015 at 1:33 am (3 years ago)

    Those life challenges make us stronger, don’t they? My first reality check was the death of a childhood friend. In fact, today it would have been her 40st birthday if she hadn’t died of leukemia 2 days before turning 35yo leaving a teenage daughter (she was single mom).
    My second reality check was being diagnosed with a brain tumor at about 2.5 years ago.
    We learn to put things into perspective. Let’s do it in 2015!
    Debbie Rodrigues recently posted..Wellness Wednesday: Lifestyle ChangesMy Profile

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    • Maureen
      January 8, 2015 at 8:00 am (3 years ago)

      They sure do Debbie! I am truly sorry to hear about your childhood friend. Loosing someone you love is always difficult.

      Yes, we got this! Let’s make 2015 our best year yet! Thank you for linking up.

      Reply
  7. Fernando Lachica
    January 8, 2015 at 5:16 am (3 years ago)

    Wellness, fitness and the like are very much in demand nowadays especially for women.

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    • Maureen
      January 8, 2015 at 8:02 am (3 years ago)

      It should be for everyone too Fernando, not just women 😀 Living healthy will benefits everyone.

      Reply
  8. Alissa
    January 8, 2015 at 7:39 am (3 years ago)

    I’m trying to live healthy as well. Next week I’ll start running and doing Kayla Itsines routine and hopefully I’ll continue it. It’s important to have a healthy lifestyle.
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    • Maureen
      January 8, 2015 at 8:04 am (3 years ago)

      All the best for your running and routine Alissa. I have never heard of Kayla Itsines before so I will check it out.

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  9. Antonia
    January 8, 2015 at 8:33 am (3 years ago)

    looks like our motivations are similar!!

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  10. Elana Khong
    January 8, 2015 at 5:41 am (3 years ago)

    It's a blessing that you got your son to motivate you. Other than that, own discipline is important too.

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  11. Skinny Brokovich
    January 8, 2015 at 5:48 am (3 years ago)

    It's always good to dedicate time to wellness.. Im starting one this year.. I just hope it could last!

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  12. Maureen Hitipeuw
    January 8, 2015 at 7:16 am (3 years ago)

    Feel free to join now if you wish LaToya, the linky is open until Saturday but anytime you can join we would be honored. And thank you so much for your encouraging words. I am with you that it is a lifestyle not just how to lose 10 pounds fast scheme 🙂

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  13. Maureen Hitipeuw
    January 8, 2015 at 7:17 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you Elana, yes discipline is very important because there are days when I don't feel like going to the gym or working out but once I do it anyway I feel great and I never regret it 😀

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  14. Maureen Hitipeuw
    January 8, 2015 at 7:18 am (3 years ago)

    You can do it! Believe in yourself, commit to it and see the changes 😀

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  15. Rina
    January 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Yes, family is the biggest motivation. My husband smokes but when talking about healthier lifestyle he actually one step ahead of me: drinks a lot of water, prefers fruits and veggies, enough sleep every night.
    Rina recently posted..Wellness Wednesday #1: Lifestyle Changes to Make in 2015My Profile

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  16. Janine Ripper
    January 8, 2015 at 11:25 am (3 years ago)

    I'm a day late but Ive joined!

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  17. Janine Ripper
    January 8, 2015 at 11:25 am (3 years ago)

    I'm a day late but Ive joined!

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  18. Simone Riches-Teale
    January 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm (3 years ago)

    What a cute picture of you and your little man! It's great how much motivation everyone has at the moment – January is definitely the month! Hope you do not mind me linking up Weight Loss Wednesday – would be great if you could get involved too! 🙂 Sim x

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  19. Richelle Louise Banta
    January 8, 2015 at 2:37 pm (3 years ago)

    It's nice how you do this not just for yourself but mainly for your son. It kind of made me tear a little when you said you want to be around for him. I mean, some mom nowadays work out to "look good" so your reason is quite touching. 🙂

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  20. Kelly Chin
    January 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Kudos! Keep up the good work. I am motivated to start a healthier lifestyle because i want to have a good heath, fit body and feel good.

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  21. Sara Price
    January 8, 2015 at 7:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Keep up the good work. Thx for sharing. gig love

    Sara
    thesarafrances.wordpress.com

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  22. Maureen Hitipeuw
    January 9, 2015 at 12:35 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Sim, thank you so much! Of course you can link up too. We would love to have you on board and I will check it out too soon 😀

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  23. Maureen Hitipeuw
    January 9, 2015 at 12:36 am (3 years ago)

    Awww thanks Richelle. I think for me, it goes further than wanting to look good in a bikini although it wouldn't hurt too right? 🙂 Thank you for your kind words, you really made my day. Have a lovely day/evening!

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  24. Maureen Hitipeuw
    January 9, 2015 at 12:37 am (3 years ago)

    YAY!!! Thank you so much for joining, Janine. So so happy to have you on board, girly!

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  25. Maureen Hitipeuw
    January 9, 2015 at 12:38 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you and big congrats to you too Kelly! Keep it up and link up with us whenever you can to get some support 🙂 Together we can all do this.

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  26. Abby Land
    January 9, 2015 at 12:52 am (3 years ago)

    Being a healthy role model for your son is wonderful!

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  27. Maureen Hitipeuw
    January 9, 2015 at 12:54 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much Abby! I think it is so important to teach them early but to also live it.

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  28. Hina Naz
    January 9, 2015 at 9:33 am (3 years ago)

    Keep it up the good wrk. No doubt kids are motivational cause for Parents. You are doing great job. 🙂

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    • Maureen
      January 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much! Yes, that’s is my plans to share about eating healthier 😀

      Reply
  29. Fred
    January 9, 2015 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Sometimes it is he works in the hospital who neglects his own wellness the most. But this post reminded me why we should always aim to stay well, and have fun doing so. Thanks.
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    • Maureen
      January 9, 2015 at 7:36 pm (3 years ago)

      Understandably so Fred, I cannot imagine the pressure of working in the hospital. It is easy to see why some of our healthcare employees are not that healthy. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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  30. Eliz Frank
    January 9, 2015 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Happy New Year Maureen! I think it’s a smart move to focus on wellness and be vigilant about the things that can throw you off track. It’s great way to start the new year.

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    • Maureen
      January 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Eliz! It is so easy to give up and I did gave up and let the setbacks stopping me but not anymore, I am taking the power back 🙂

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  31. Janice Min
    January 10, 2015 at 9:58 am (3 years ago)

    Hey! Love your blog! Keep up the good work!

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 8:31 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Janice! 🙂

      Reply
  32. Joy Felizardo
    January 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Ooohh! I want to join, I need this to inspire and push to doing some work outs. Btw, my daughter is a juvenile diabetes and we found out when she was 5, now it has been 5 years that we are monitoring and taking care of her sugar with artificial insulin injections. I believe any trace of diabetes in the genes can be reversed with proper eating lifestyle and living actively.
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    • Maureen
      January 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Joy, we would love it if you can join us. Next week perhaps? You can sign up and we will email you the prompts.

      I am aware that one can actually reversed diabetic through strict plant based raw food diet. 🙂 Have you try that?

      Reply
    • Maureen
      January 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm (3 years ago)

      YAY Francy, Thank you so much! We would love to have you joining our linky party 😀 Do come back this Wednesday!

      Reply
    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 8:30 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Sana 🙂 Wishing you a healthy 2015

      Reply
    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 8:54 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Miss Ika 🙂

      Reply
  33. claudine
    January 11, 2015 at 2:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing ! I totally agree on living a healthy life. I started doing yoga and it has definitely changed the way i live . Yoga keeps me calm and keeps me going

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 8:56 am (3 years ago)

      That’s how I feel too about yoga, Claudine 🙂 It keeps me grounded and centered. Thank you for sharing your own experience. I love reading them.

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  34. Sarah
    January 11, 2015 at 9:28 pm (3 years ago)

    This are some awesome tips and advise! I really want to try hot yoga someday =)

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 9:04 am (3 years ago)

      You should try it Sarah, it’s my favorite type of yoga now 😀

      Reply
  35. Emman
    January 11, 2015 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Health is wealth and what a great way to start the year with a health blog!
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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 9:05 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Emman 🙂

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  36. Andréa Christine
    January 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great idea! Good luck to all your success in 2015! giglove

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Andrea! All the best for you too 🙂

      Reply
  37. nicol
    January 12, 2015 at 4:56 am (3 years ago)

    aw this is a lovely post. this is definitely a great idea

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 12:18 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Nicol! Feel free to join us too this Wednesday 🙂

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Caity, it is a great linky party and reading everyone’s stories truly inspired us all 🙂

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  38. Alpha Leonis
    January 12, 2015 at 8:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I like how #2 motivated you. Diabetes is sure on the rise, and i would love everyone to think the way you think GigLOve

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 12:23 pm (3 years ago)

      It is becoming almost an epidemic I think because our lifestyle has changes so much in the past decades that we are using more and more processed foods loaded with sugar unlike lets say 30-40 years ago. Thank you for your kind words! 🙂

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  39. cindy tong
    January 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm (3 years ago)

    it’s so hard to workout…arhhhhh i have been delay it for a month already..

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm (3 years ago)

      🙂 The most difficult part is to start it Cindy, once you get going you will realize how great it is.

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Tiny Tang 🙂

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 8:51 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much! 🙂

      Reply
  40. Mia Foo
    January 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm (3 years ago)

    i’ve left a comment before but it seems to be missing? 🙁
    anyway, it’s a very fun linky party! i really like one of the prompt you set for 14th! can i join in too? I’ll just need to blog about it and return to comment with my link on your 14th blogpost, right? 🙂
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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 8:50 am (3 years ago)

      Mia feel free to join in, dear. Yes that is all you have to do, blog about it then link up with us and visit other participating bloggers too 😀 See you this Wednesday!

      Reply
  41. Mia Foo
    January 12, 2015 at 10:27 pm (3 years ago)

    i’ve left a comment before but it seems to be missing? 🙁
    anyway, it’s a very fun linky party! i really like one of the prompt you set for 14th! can i join in too? I’ll just need to blog about it and return to comment with my link on your 14th blogpost, right? 🙂
    Mia Foo recently posted..Mia’s International Giveaway!My Profile

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    • Maureen
      January 13, 2015 at 8:32 am (3 years ago)

      Yuks sama-sama kita hidup lebih sehat Mbak Dewi 😀

      Reply
  42. Caroline Paris
    January 13, 2015 at 9:26 pm (3 years ago)

    wow v inspirational, thanks for this post and god luck with it

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  43. Janice Min
    January 16, 2015 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Keep up the good work 😉 What a lovely blog you have 🙂
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  44. @nurulrahma
    January 17, 2015 at 1:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Already post my article, mak! :))
    Unfortunately, the link is expired. 🙁
    Anyway… it’s like a “community-based” spirit to always be fun and healthy
    Yayy…!
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