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Muslimah Swimsuit Cover-up

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Assalamu'alaikum. I bought two pairs of swimsuit cover-ups in Lumut Jetty, Perak last year. The first time I wore it to layer a tight maxi dress for a wedding ceremony of my friend. And the second was when I went to Bali recently to layer my swimsuit, which let's just call.. Served the purpose, shall we?


It really worked, you know. A least you won't be seen in your swimsuit all the time, even when you're not near water. Coz I always feel self-conscious in swimsuit, the cover-up is a darling to me, dear friends..!


Some people like to use pario to serve such purpose. I bought a pair myself, but I used it as a hijab. Ngeee... Well, fine with me. So long as it's not hot a material. Here's a picture of myself wearing the pario-turned-hijab after the water slide and snorkeling in the ocean:


Bottom line is, we should be firm when it comes to our personal stand, what more our religious teachings. Well, that's it, girls. Thanks for dropping by, love you much!

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Bali, the Island of Arts

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Assalamu'alaikum. I love arts and thus, I find Bali a very magnificent island full of arts left right center. And I really have this ambition to fill my house with a few collections of arts from Bali, when I can afford to do so. Insya Allah.


When I went to one of the must-see tourist attractions in Bali, I decided to have my Ukhti T-shirt hand printed with scenery drawing. Right now I don't have a photo that shows the finished product of the same. May be later.. And yeah, you just need to give a tip from your own heart and pocket to the artist.


And the art gallery was just out of this world, I tell you. That's what I meant by filling my house with the art collections some day. And actually you can find more affordable ones outside the gallery. Like, they're everywhere in the street. All you need is to pick and choose.


And there were statues, of course. But we can't possible put any in our houses, right? Anyways, point is, it's an island full of arts. That has…

Halal Hub & Bali

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Assalamu'alaikum. I have always loved islands and beaches (not bitches, ok?). But if I were to choose between Phuket and Bali, I'd vote for Phuket. That was before I went to Bali recently. Now I beg to differ. But yeah, first love remains in your hearts forever..


Just like Phuket, rumours said that you won't find halal food easily in Bali. Again, that has gotta be experienced yourselves to prove otherwise. When there's a will, there's a way. You've gotta make it very clear to your tourist guide how steadfast you are when it comes to halal hub. And I tell you what, you've just gotta go to a seafood restaurant called 'Warung Akame'. Mind blowing to the max, really! Here are two pictures taken from its blog (warungakame.blogspot.com):-


If you feel like sitting in a gazebo kinda place, you can choose to sit here with an extra charge of IDR 100k, approximately USD 10.00 / MYR 31.00. But if you can't stand mosquitos, I'd rather not if I were you, …

My Little Dolphin

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Assalamu'alaikum. My son really loves to swim. And I'd always be green with envy each time I see him swim. Here's a short video of his recent swim.

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Cut It Off, Turtles..!

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Assalamu'alaikum. I have a particular Muslimah 'romper' kinda swimming suit that I seldom use. One of the reasons being quite troublesome to do your callings in the toilet. But the main reason is that I'm not really keen of its turtle neck. Can't seem to get used to it.




So what I did was quite extreme ~ I scissored both sides of the collar off. Then only it felt good to wear. Easy?
I guess it's time for me to get a new pair of Muslimah swimming suit, now that I have a jolly good reason to do so. Yipppie...!
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The Aviator Wanna See

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Assalamu'alaikum. Meet my new shades, the aviator look-alike. You can even call them wanna-bees.


But I view them as Wanna See.. Hehehe.

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Now You See, Then You Saw.. Seesaw

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Assalamu'alaikum. I mean, who on earth doesn't know this game? Jongkang-Jongket we call it in Malay. Seesaw in English. And I never outgrow myself for a ride or two until now, even. My son shares the same feeling, obviously. What about you?


I've been accompanying my son to play seesaw since he was still a toddler. Right up to this date. Like, what else is new?

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Hold Your Heart With Imaan

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Assalamu'alaikum. Orang yang kelihatan selalu tersenyum tak semestinya selalu bahagia. Apa yang pasti, semua orang punya masalah. Yang tak ada masalah bila dah mumayyiz, orang gila je.. Sebab Allah dah angkat segala masalah dari pemahaman dan kawarasan dorang. Jadi, bersyukurlah kita kerana masih waras dan sihat akal fikiran. Alhamdulillah..

Assalamu'alaikum. Those who always appear to be smiling doesn't necessarily mean that they are always happy. Rest assured, everybody has problems when he/she has come of age except for lunatics.. For Allah has taken away all senses from their understanding and awareness. Thus, we should be thankful for our existing understanding and awareness. Alhamdulillah..


Hidup perlu diteruskan walau apapun yang terjadi. Yang lepas kita tak payah bawak ke depan. Yang akan datang tak payah kita sibuk-sibuk bawak ke hari ini. Hargailah sebaliknya apa yang kita ada sekarang dengan penuh kesyukuran.

No matter what has happened, life must go on. We don…

WW ~ Sepetang Di Hujung Selipar

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Assalamu'alaikum. 

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Jiwang Karat & Madah Fatwa Pujangga

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Assalamu'alaikum. Sapa2 yang rapat dgn aku tau betapa jiwangnya diri ini, dari dulu sampai la sekarang. Tak dapek den nak nolong! Aku memang suka benda2 seni, tak kisah la apa pon. Kalau la aku pandai melukis, memang dah lama aku lukiskan rasa cinta ini. Chewaaaah...!

Ok, banyak2 lagu Melayu lama yang aku jiwang habis2an, ada satu yang memang selalu dekat di hati ini. Lagu itu puan-puan, adalah.... (Drumroll) ... Fatwa Pujangga.


Aduhai... Lemah segala saraf kalu dengar masa duk sorang2.


... Di hatiku selamanya.

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Muslimah Empowered - Banner

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Assalamu'alaikum. Cantiknya la weh banner Being Me (Muslimah Empowered) kat bawah ni, kan? Jom kita pakat sebarkan.. Nak buat wallpaper pon boleh. Tak nak buat apa2 pon takpe. Tapi kalau kita klik dan save, pastu share dengan kawan-kawan, dapat gak pahala. Kaaan? ^_^


Kali ni aku tak dapat join konvensyen Being Me ni, sedih gak.. Sibbaik tahun lepas sempat merasa. Kalu korang free, aku rekemen sangat pergi. Berbaloi2...! Hidup Terasa H.I.D.U.P.


Syukur Alhamdulillah.. Walaupun aku tak dapat join Being Me kali ni, panjang umur murah rezeki aku akan join Sister Yasmin Mogahed 15hb April depan. Ada sesi istimewa dengannya.. RECLAIM YOUR HEART - sempena buku karya Sister Yasmin. Sediakan tisu banyak2 ya korang, kalu nak pergi..


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Leopard Meets Abaya, dear Shawl..

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Assalamu'alaikum. I'm wearing an abaya today. Black and basic. With leopard print maxi shawl from Etcetera KL. That has somehow appeared to be quite a statement for my OOTD. At least to me, darlings.. ;)


I'll be talking a lot about Etcetera KL from today onwards. Please bear with me, ya.. ^_^
It's my sister's first online business, actually. I'll do my level best to help in every possible way WITHIN my capacities.


Oh, by the way.. I've got my 1st aviator shades today!


I'd love to get my hands on the famous aviator shape per se, but my shortcomings are too serious that the optometrist didn't recommend. So, I've gotta settle for the look-alike from Calvin Klein Jeans.


Well, that's it for now. Thanks for dropping by, love you much!

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WTF Are Men Thinking

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Assalamu'alaikum. When I went out for a date with my hubby last week, I bagged myself a mind-blowing book, WTF Are Men Thinking? The first ever reaction from him was, "Is there any WTF Are Women Thinking?". I guess that's at least one common interest both genders have. That is, to know what on earth are we thinking. Like, the feeling is in fact mutual.


Anyways, I've covered the 1st part of the book, i.e. Communication. I'm on the 2nd now, i.e. Dating. And why do I want to read this book? Because I'm a woman and he is a guy and I seldom have the clue as to what he's actually thinking. To me, there's no limit to getting to know your own self or your own spouse or BOTH, for that matter. And at least whatever input I'm getting from the book will help me to understand guys' thinking in general. That, my ladies will be a whole good thing to us!

So, yeah.. I got it for RM39.90 at the MPH. But what I got was way beyond that amount of money. 250,…

Water Element

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Assalamu'alaikum. I'm a lady of water. I love to sit near water for hours doing absolutely nothing, when I have the chance to do so. This picture was taken somewhat three years ago at a waterfall in Batang Kali (Ulu Yam), Selangor Darul Ehsan. It's been a while, but I can still feel the coolness of its water. The mere thought warms my heart, calms my heated days.


I actually have loads of other pictures taken and saved someplace in the hard disc. Gotta find them one of these days. Anyways, thanks for dropping by, love you much.

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Alah Membeli, Menang ke Kalah?

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Assalamu'alaikum. Cik Beskal rosak. Dah lama daaaaah... Biasa la kan, Acer je pon tajuk dia. Bukan mahal pon, harga suam2 kuku aje. Tak terhantar2 repair. Skrin ke apa ntah problem nya. Mungkin gak sebab anak bertuah tu pernah jatuhkan dulu, barang dua tiga kali. Jadik meraaaaah je skrin Cik Beskal.

Aku duk tahaaaaaan je nak carik teman pengganti. Sekali ada member tu gi rembat Macbook Air, boleh? Huaaaaaaargh...... Terkesima haku! Tapi takpe. Takpe... Kutahan, Jebat! Bab2 bertahan ni aku memang la legend, kaaaaan? Hehehe. Yeah, right! Pagi2 buta tadi aku dah riki2 tengok mana yang terbaik untuk keperluan dan kemahuan. Batasannya, kemampuan. Owh, sungguh ketat bajet haku, beb..!

So, agak2 apa yang aku duk riki2 tu? Asus Zenbook vs Macbook Air, korang. Waaaaah... Harus la, kaaaaaaaan? Ngeh3x. Tak salah menyimpan impian, tak gitiew? Tapi kan korang, sebenarnya duk beli menda2 sewaktu dengan notebook/laptop/ultrabook ni, memang banyak yang harga mampu milik. Cuma itu la, cepat nau ros…

Lock Screen Image

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Assalamu'alaikum. I'm sure most of you guys have your own lock or home screen images on your handphone. Mine used to be this one:

I alternately change the lock or home screen image(s) every now and then. Just like the profile pictures for Whatsapp, Blackberry Messenger, Instagram or Facebook. I think you guys can easily relate to that, right? Some of you might as well tend to change them every five hours or so, if not less. Am I right? ^_^
There goes nothing. Thanks anyway for dropping by, love you much!
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Saturday Night Fever

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Assalamu'alaikum. It's been a while since I last wore jeans with long sleeve shirt and sport shoes. Just like the good old days when I was in uni. Last night I did so. The square maxi shawl was from Nadia Hijab.


The live band was quite good, especially when one of the musicians played the saxophone and did Kenny G's "The Moment". Very nice...


I was as usual among the few hijabis around, apart from some Arab women. Easy for the band members to notice, actually. ^_^ They even came to me and said Hi.

How's your weekend so far?

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Plain Cotton Shawl & Plain Make-Up

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Assalamu'alaikum. I got myself a few plain cotton shawls last week. Super easy & comfy, I loved all of them. I wish I could buy all colors, but of course I didn't. The following 2 pictures were taken last Friday at 2 separate occasions. The lighting was different, so the color of the hijab looked somewhat different.


You love make-ups? I love to see girls with make-up. But I guess I'm more convenient with serum, day/night cream, compact powder, lip gloss and lipstick. I wish I knew how to put on make-ups like most girls do..

I guess that's why I keep choosing bright outfits, so that I won't be looking way too plain. ^_^
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Double Decker HOHO & Dilwale DLJ

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Assalamu'alaikum. Was it 19 years ago? Yeah, that long since I first fell in love with Shah Rukh Khan as Raj and Kajol as Simran in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. There was this part where they shot on London's famous Double Decker Hop On Hop Off bus. Hurmmm.. Nostalgic to the max, y'all...! That's exactly what I first thought of when I was boarding a double decker bus last year. Could even hear the soundtrack at the back of my ears.

Like, once in love.. Forever Will Be. Yeah, foolish me!



And this one:



Thanks for dropping by, love you much!
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Amateur Hand

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This happened yesterday at a shawl kiosk. The nice salesgirl was such a good sport and happily took a few pictures of me. But she accidentally pushed the video button. Hence, the video. LOL.


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Too Much Love

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Assalamu'alaikum. Have you ever felt that you've got kinda excessive love in your heart? Have you ever felt like throwing up because of that? Sampai nak muntah hijau. Pernah?


Well, don't. For love is a feeling direct from Allah. No one can ever fake or even force it. Natural is how love goes. Straight from your heart. Once you're in love, why should you try not to be? Let it be. Let it be. It's the most beautiful feeling that exclusively yours to cherish. Even if it's not meant to be shared mutually, it's still beautiful. Because it is yours and truly yours only. No one can ever take it away from you. Coming from Allah, it will only go away because of Him.

Now, have you ever felt such strong love? If you have the urge to hurt those who refused to love you back, why fret? If you love someone so hard, you would never have any ill feeling towards that person. You just can't bring yourself to hurt that person. If you do, then your love has never been because …

Elfira Loy, Fear Factor & Katak

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Assalamu'alaikum. Pukul brp ntah tadi aku tengok Fear Factor Selebriti Malaysia. Jarang sangat tengok TV dan tiapkali tgk Fear Factor ni mesti dah tengah2 atau akhir2 kalu tak awal2 nye saje. Busy la konon.. Harooooos la, kaaaaan? Tengok part Elfira Loy menjerit2 takut kat katak, aku pon rasa nak menjerit sama. Sebab aku mmg la takut yg amat kat makhluk Allah tu. Eiii.. Takde nye aku sanggup berendam dengan depa!
Tapi kan, lepas aku tgk episod katak ni, aku dan jatuh chenta, weh. Bukan pada katak, ya puan-puan. Pada Elfira Loy. Owh, sungguh la comel the very! Suka sangat kat dia now.. Hehehhe.
Kenapa aku suka yaamat? Sebab, dia tetap buat.  Takut mcmana pon, jerit macamana pon, gasak jugak. That's my girl!

Wednesday Outdoor Overload

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Assalamu'alaikum. I've been attending appointments outdoor since morning. Now I'm writing this at a nearby Starbucks. Alone. Waiting for another appointment after Asar. And the last one for today would be after Isya' prayer. A little bit too packed, actually. However, I somehow found myself time to window shop for any latest shawls.


See the outfit for today, isn't it quite casual? I chose to layer the green blouse with a yellow sleeveless knitted top and pair it with a beige A-Cut skirt. The colorful striped hijab however seemed to make everything even less formal, don't you think?


Thank God the salesgirl of the hijab kiosk was such a good sport and happily snapped a few pictures for me. There you go.. Hope you like what you saw. Catch you later, dear friends. Thanks for dropping by, love you much!


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WW ~ Superwoman Friends

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My Tuesday Colors & The Spelling of ان شاء الله

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Assalamu'alaikum. Today I chose to wear everything that didn't require any ironing. Comfy and served the purpose, I'd say. Let's take a look:


I have lost so much weight, and in the process of regaining some.


But as of now, I haven't taken my lunch. I'll take dinner in a short while,Insya Allah. Oh, ya.. There's a ruling by Dr. Juanda, the Mufti of Perlis as per the writing (spelling) of ان شاء الله -
that there's nothing wrong with the normal spelling of Insya Allah (or any other kind of spellings) for they are not in the form of Arabic language. Whoever write it obviously means to refer to God's Willing, i.e. ان شاء الله..

I love that. I agree with that. So long as we pronounce it the way it really is, then let's not fret and lose our heads debating about some less important thing.

With that, I sign off. Thanks for dropping by, love you much!

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Growing Pains

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Assalamu'alaikum. I have always had mixed feelings everytime I go to KL Sentral. Especially if I take the LRT to go there. Like today. But something was very different with me when I left.

I felt so... well, grown up? That made me a little bit uneasy inside. It was like facing the truth and embracing it with my entire system. That sure was quite something, to me at the very least.

But yes, life is but a process of growing up. Let's just go on living in our own separate ways. In the end, we're going back to our Creator. - Posted using BlogPress by Nai at Tak Pe Je.

Fudge Me Tender

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Assalamu'alaikum. My favorite cake is Chocolate Fudge of Secret Recipe apart from Red Velvet of Delicious. Like, never get tired of them?


I used to love Chocolate Indulgence but for the past few months, Chocolate Fudge has taken the throne from the former. Not that I always go for cakes, not good for health and diet, of course. But every now and then, each time I go to any Secret Recipe outlets, I'd go for a slice of the same if I feel like having any.

So, what's yours?


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Testing Video Uploader

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Assalamu'alaikum. I'm experimenting a few apps here. Bear with me, ya? ^_^


I hope this goes well..

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My Girl Yet Again

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Assalamu'alaikum. I used to be a Korean drama addict. One of the most haunted dramas was 'My Girl'.

Never get tired of the soundtracks. Until now.
Here's one:

~ droolin' ~ Yeah, hopeless romantic I've been.







Under The Same Sun

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Assalamu'alaikum. Here's a picture of myself taken earlier this morning. My old friend just came back from London and Paris and gave me a new maxi shawl from Primark. Very nice shawl. Love it to death! Can't wait to go there myself..!


My day started early.. After Subuh prayer already hit the road to Subang and back. Took breakfast at home and went to get groceries but Jusco wasn't open yet. Thank God Giant came to the rescue. Gonna have an appointment later after lunch.

What a productive Sunday it's been by far..!

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Me & Mrs. Grasshopper, The Sunny.

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Assalamu'alaikum. How's your Saturday so far? Mine has been smooth, Alhamdulillah. As of now, I have just finished preparing the main course for lunch. Yeah, my day started very early today. Gotta meet some old friends later, that's why.

I'm sure by now you have come to get used to my oversized sunny, right? I call her Mrs. Grasshopper, actually. And being a specky, no ordinary sunny would serve the purpose UNLESS it comes with customized power. 
So, that makes Mrs. Grasshopper a cute oversized Power Rangers kinda sunny.
There goes nothing, thanks anyway for dropping by. Until next time, Cheerio..! Much Love, Nai at Tak Pe Je.
Assalamu'alaikum.



Steamboat - An Aftermath

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Assalamu'alaikum. Last night I had an appointment at 9pm with a prospective client. I took the chance to dine at the Johnny's, our favorite steamboat restaurant right after Mahgrib prayer. The timing was just nice, actually. Once I finished my dinner, the client texted me to let me know that she was around already.


Sorry for the poor quality picture. My son didn't really know to operate my latest gadget. Thanks for dropping by, love you much!

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Formal Dinner Attire

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Assalamu'alaikum. So last night I went to a place that required me to dress up for the occasion. I decided to wear my black maxi dress from Hijabi Boutique and let's see the following pictures:


I paired it with a beige 3-quarter blouse that I buttoned at the back. So, it served both as a cardigan as well as modest cover at the back. To complete the look, I carried my bling bling clutch that I got some time ago.


It's been a while since I dressed up like this. Felt quite good, actually.


See the stupid grin? Hehehe.

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Simple Shawl Silent Tutorial

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Assalamu'alaikum. So, here's my 2nd silent tutorial. Actually it was taken a few weeks before the video on my yellow square hijab that I posted yesterday.


Hope you'll find this helpful. Thanks for dropping by, love you much!

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Monotone Yet Once More

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