Apple of my Eyes

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Josh is Back!

Sabi kasi ni Roanne miss na raw nya mga jokes ni Josh. Mula kasi noong mag grade five sya at may mga klasmeyts na syang nagbabasa ng facebook pls lang daw wag na ako magpopost ng mga things about him :)) Kaya lang noong isang araw di ko mapigil yung tawa ko habang naglalakad kami sa guilford mall. First time kasi namin sa mall na yun at nalilibang sya na nagbabasa ng mga pangalan ng mga tindahan at nakasabit na mga tarpaulin na nadadaanan namin.


"Jugo Juice........."

"Motherhood Maternity........."

"Forecast Bags............"

"Paul's Butiki........."


"huh! Tama ba narinig ko may butiki?" Binalikan ko yung binabasa nya......... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150346916741064&set=a.10150332007936064.395294.560176063&type=1&theater


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Friday, July 01, 2011

Macro Flower Shots





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Friday, June 03, 2011

Al-Areen Wildlife Park in Bahrain








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Saturday, September 25, 2010

HCG Diet

I’ve been searching and reading about some weight loss product reviews for the past few weeks. I am considering a full HCG Diet Program this time . The best and one of the easiest ways to cut back without feeling denied is to switch to lower-calorie versions of the foods you crave.

To lose weight, you need to get your body to use up these stores of fat. The most effective way to do this is to reduce the amount of calories you eat and increase your levels of activity.
If the word exercise inspires you to creative avoidance, then avoid it. Most people enjoy sex without the idea that it may be a good calorie burner, among other things, sex can be a great workout. What do you think?

I have a friend who is now on HCG Diet. So far it works to her fast. But she is not purely dependent on this . Someone who increases the amount they exercise, but maintains the same diet and calorie intake, will almost certainly lose weight. Aside from taking the pill she sees to it that she does a lot of exercise and dedication. I might also try this HCG Diet soon.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Web Hosting

If your company is growing fast, you’re going to be changing many aspects of your web presence along with it. You may regularly need to tweak your disk space and bandwidth and experiment with using different applications to better serve your changing needs. On a shared host, upgrading in such a way usually involves leaping from one "package" or "plan" to another. These packages are generally preset and may or may not serve your immediate needs. They may be riddled with programs you don’t yet need, for example, yet lack in the one singular program you do. Or the next leap up from your current plan has way more disk space and bandwidth than you need at the moment.

The cheap web hosting plan can be enticing.  Let's face it - none of us wants to pay more than necessary when we buy something, and this is particularly true of cheap web hosting services. After all, this is hardly the sexiest part of our website strategy and it's hard to get motivated by anything other than cost. So, our primary aim is all too often a cheap hosting package rather than a professional and stable solution. 
But, as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for, and you can often lose out later if you cut costs here. The reality is that you'll have to spend more in the long run if your cheap hosting plan choice goes wrong. Don't worry - it is possible to find a reliable cheap hosting package. You just need to learn how to look behind the cheap web host bargain to check your choices before you buy.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Solons defend blogger sued by DSWD for libel

By Leila Salaverria
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—The blogger slapped with a libel case for claiming that relief goods were left to rot in a government agency warehouse may find comfort in the fact that some lawmakers are siding with her.

Kabataan Representative Raymond Palatino on Monday warned that the filing of a libel case against the blogger identified as “Jade Ceres Dolor,” “Jade Ceres Violet Dolor,” and “Ella Rose delos Santos” could deter other bloggers from criticizing the government and exposing its shortcomings.

The blogger, in her website, reportedly alleged that employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development had hoarded relief goods that were donated for the victims of the devastating Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (international name: Ketsana) and Typhoon “Pepeng” (international name: Parma).

Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral had taken exception to the blog entry and her complaint to the National Bureau of Investigation about the entry led to the libel case.

“I’m concerned about its dangerous impact on press freedom and on blogging,” Palatino said in the House minority’s regular press conference Monday. “Is this a warning to bloggers to think twice in criticizing and exposing those in government?”

He said that bloggers have a right to be anonymous. Anyway, government officials have a lot of platforms where they could air their side, he added.

He also pointed out that after the blog entry came out, many people had volunteered to help out at the DSWD.

Gabriela Representative Liza Maza also warned against the dangerous implications of the libel case on those who want to write about wrongdoings.

“We fear that this case will be used against individuals who would only want to express their views and sentiments about current administration and its agencies. It appears that they are testing the waters at the expense of bloggers who exercise their freedom of expression through cyberspace,” Maza said in a statement.

According to her, the DSWD could just answer the points that the blogger raised instead of going to the authorities.

“It is imperative that government officials should respect diverse views of people instead of attacking them. The internet blogs and other social networking sites serve as a venue for individuals, especially the youth to express their opinion and ideas. It would only appear antagonistic if even this very limited space would be hindered,” she said.

Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros also said she had appealed to Cabral to withdraw the complaint against the blogger.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

THE GREAT FLOOD

THE GREAT FLOOD
(Juliet de Loza/Noel Abuel/Eralyn Prado/Dindo Matining/JB Salarzon/Tina Mendoza/AFP)

Ginulantang kahapon ng walang patid na buhos ng ulan na hatid ng bagyong ‘Ondoy’ ang rehiyon ng Luzon kung saan pangunahing sinalanta ay ang Metro Manila matapos nitong palubugin sa ga-hita hanggang lampas-taong baha ang 90% ng kalungsuran.
Kasabay nito ay naitala ang 9-kataong nasawi dulot ng hagupit ni ‘Ondoy’ sa iba’t ibang panig ng rehiyon.
Paliwanag naman ng Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Admi nistration (PAGASA) flood forecasting center, ang bumuhos na ulan kahapon ay katumbas ng halos dalawang linggong normal na pag-ulan.
Nabatid pa na simula alas-otso hanggang alas-11:00 pa lamang ng umaga ay umabot na sa 112 millimeters ang volume ng bumuhos na ulan at sobra-sobra na umano ito para bumaha ang malaking bahagi ng Kalakhang Maynila.
Bagama’t sunud-sunod ang bagyong pumasok sa teritoryo ng Pilipinas nitong nakalipas na tatlong linggo, ang pinagsama-sama nilang buhos ay naitala lamang sa sukat na 300 millimeters.
Samantala, isa pa sa nakadagdag ng biglang paglaki ng tubig ay ang obligadong pagpapakawala ng tubig mula sa mga water reservoir na mabilis na napuno at umangat ang tubig sa critical level dahil na rin sa walang patid at tila galit na galit na buhos ng ulan.
Unang nagpakawala ng tubig ang La Mesa dam matapos umakyat sa 80.15 meters ang antas ng tubig dito. Sinundan ito ng pag-akyat din sa critical level ng tubig sa Angat dam kaya’t napilitan din itong magpakawala ng tubig dakong alas-11:00 ng umaga.
Ilang oras makaraan ito ay nagpahayag din ang Magat dam sa lalawigan ng Isabela na posible rin silang magpakawala ng tubig dahil sa mabilis na pag-akyat sa critical level.
Ang Ipo dam ang unang nagbawas ng tubig dakong ala-1:20 ng madaling-araw nang buksan ang gates 2, 3 at 4. Makaraan ang ilang oras ay isinara na ang gate 2 at ang gates 3 at 4 na lamang ang iniwang nakabukas hanggang kahapon.
Bilang direktang resulta, 25 barangay sa Marilao, Meycauayan, San Miguel at Bocaue sa Bulacan ang lumubog sa flashfloods.
Sa pang-alas-dos ng hapong ulat ng National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), umabot sa 33 barangay sa Metro Manila ang iniulat na lumubog sa baha: isa sa Maynila, dalawa sa Marikina City, anim sa Malabon City, dalawa sa Muntinlupa City, lima sa Quezon City, isa sa Makati City, isa sa Pasay City, lima sa Pasig City, isa sa Valenzuela City at siyam sa San Juan City..
Bukod pa rito, 37 kalsada sa Kalakhang Maynila ang idineklarang ‘impas sable’ o hindi madaanan ng maliliit na sasakyan.
Ngunit sa ulat ng Manila Police District (MPD) district tactical operations center, sa Maynila pa lamang ay 33 major at minor streets na ang hindi madaanan pagsapit pa lamang ng alas-12:30 ng tanghali.
Bunga nito, kinaila ngang gumamit ng mga 6x6 o 10-wheeler truck ang mga kawani ng Manila City Hall sa paghahatid ng mga relief goods sa evacuation centers at maging sa pag-rescue sa mga na-trap sa baha.
Sa kahabaan ng Epifanio Delos Santos Ave. (EDSA), daan-daang commuters ang na-stranded sa hindi inaasahang pag laki ng baha rito kung saan marami sa mga ito ang sumugod na at nagpakabasa sa ulan habang sinasagasa ang ga-tuhod hanggang ga-baywang na baha makaraan ang siyam na oras na pagtitiyaga sa walang galawang trapiko.
Sa Makati City, mahigit 1,000 pamilya sa Silverio Compound ng San Isidro ang kinailangang iligtas sa ga-bewang na baha. Samantalang umakyat din hanggang tuhod ang baha sa San Antonio , Palanan at Olimpia.
Sa Taft Ave. sakop ng Pasay City , umabot din hanggang sa bewang ang baha.
Sa Bgy. Putatan, Alabang at Sucat, Muntinlupa City , umabot sa 4,000 pa milya ang nagsilikas sa mga paaralan para sa kanilang kaligtasan.
“We need the help of the concerned agencies to help us evacuating hundreds of (families) in eight out of nine barangays in Muntinlupa. They are in danger,” pagsusumamo ni Muntinlupa City Rep. Rufino Biazon.
Ang mga tirahang barung-barong ng mahigit 1,000 pamilya sa San Isidro , Parañaque City ay nilamon din ng malaking tubig.
Bunga nito, nagpasaklolo kahapon si Parañaque City Rep. Roilo Golez sa pamahalaan upang saklolohan ang mahigit 5,000 pamilyang naapektuhan ng baha sa kanyang distrito. Karamihan umano sa mga ito ay ngayon pa lamang nakalasap ng baha sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon.
“These areas never experienced flooding in the past. Ngayon lang sila binaha kaya marami ang naapektuhan,” ani Golez habang tinutukoy ang mga lugar ng Bgy. San Antonio , Marcelo Green, Don Bosco, Moonwalk, Sun Valley , Merville at San Martin de Porres.
“We also need big trucks for distributions of relief goods,” ani Golez.
Si Bayan Muna party list Rep. Teodoro Casiño, sa kabilang dako, ay nanga lampag naman ng rescue teams para saklolohan ang mga pamilyang na-trap sa biglang pagbaha kung saan marami sa mga ito ay nasa bubungan na ng kanilang bungalow na mga bahay sa kasagsagan ng buhos ng ulan.
“Please prioritize the families on the roof of the house on P. Santos St. , Doña Peña cor. Road 1, Bgy. Tumana. Malulunod na daw sila doon,” anang kongresista.
Sa Kabikulan, tinatayang 1,000 hanggang 2,000-katao ang na-stranded matapos na harangin ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ang kanilang paglalayag.
Sa Caliclan, Aklan, hindi rin pinayagang magbiyahe ang mga maliliit na bangka..
Sa inisyal na ulat na 9-kataong nasawi, isa rito ay mag-ama na nabagsakan ng isang bumagsak na pader sa kasagsagan ng baha at buhos ng ulan samantalang apat na bata ang nalunod at tatlo pa ang tinangay ng malakas na agos.
Hindi matiyak kung kasama sa bilang ang tatlong batang naiulat sa tanggapan ng alkalde ng Muntinlupa City na nalunod sa Bagumbayan River .
Samantala, iniulat kahapon ni Manila Electric Company (Meralco) external communications mana ger Joe Zaldarriaga na kinailangan nilang agapan ang pagputol ng supply ng kuryente sa mga lugar na unang dumanas ng matin ding pagbaha upang matiyak ang kaligtasan ng mga mamamayan.
Kadalasang panganib na hatid ng lumalaking tubig ay ang pagtulay dito ng kuryente.
“Power was disconnected in many areas so as to ensure the safety of the public,” anang Meralco executive.
Sa Pasay City, isang lalaki ang nakuryente kahapon ng tanghali matapos pasukin ng baha ang loob ng bahay nito. Nakilala ang biktimang si Rolando Lozada.
Kaugnay pa rin ng ma tinding pananalasa ng ulan ni ‘Ondoy’, kinansela ng Korte Suprema ang bar exa minations ngayong araw at sa halip ay iniurong ito sa Oktubre 4, 2009. Ito’y alinsunod sa desisyon ni 2009 Bar Chairperson Justice Antonio Eduardo Nachura.
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People are stranded in Cainta, province of Rizal , eastern Manila .

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Aida De Leon grieves in Pasig City , east of Manila .

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An aerial view aboard a Philippine Air Force chopper shows devastation brought by Tropical Storm Ketsana in Cainta, province of Rizal , eastern Manila .

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Residents are evacuated by police boats during flooding in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila .

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A Philippine Air Force aerial shot shows damaged houses in Marikina City , Metro Manila. More than 70 people were killed, Manila was blacked out and airline flights were suspended as a powerful tropical storm battered the main Philippines island of Luzon .

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Residents wait to be evacuated from a partially submerged house during flooding in Bocaue, north of Manila .

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Thousands of people in the Philippine capital and nearby towns were marooned by flash floods after a strong tropical storm hit the main island of Luzon , disaster officials said.


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Residents cross a flooded street with the use of a rope in Quezon City .

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A boy is lifted onto the roof of a building to escape the flooding in the Quezon City suburban of Manila . Nearly a month's worth of rain fell in just six hours Saturday, triggering the worst flooding in the Philippine capital in 42 years, which stranded thousands on rooftops in the city and elsewhere.


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Residents clamber on electric wires to stay out of floodwaters while others wade neck-deep in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila .



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A victim of floodings is rescued in Pasig City , east of Manila . Authorities rushed rescue and relief to thousands of people who spent the night on the roofs of their submerged houses in Manila and surrounding provinces.
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Commuters wade through waist-deep floodwaters after heavy rains dumped by Tropical Storm Ketsana (locally known as Ondoy) on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Manila , Philippines .

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Passenger from New Delhi diagnosed with swine flu; toll hits 45

Passenger from New Delhi diagnosed with swine flu; toll hits 45
Mohammed Rasooldeen | Arab News

RIYADH: Six more cases of swine flu were identified in the Kingdom in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of reported cases to 45, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday.

Five of the six new cases are people who contracted the virus from patients in various hospitals in Riyadh, while the sixth case is a 25-year-old Saudi man who arrived from New Delhi yesterday.

Khaled Al-Mirghalani, spokesman for the Ministry of Health, told Arab News that the Saudi man, who arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport aboard Saudi Arabian Airlines Flight SV763, was diagnosed with swine flu by quarantine officials at the arrival lounge.

“This is the first time we have found a case in a passenger coming from India,” he said, adding that the volume of passenger traffic between the Kingdom and India is huge.

“We are now monitoring all arriving passengers from all corners of the world,” the spokesman said, adding that his ministry has been taking maximum precautions to prevent the disease from entering the Kingdom through these passengers. “On the other hand, we rely on right thinking people to report any suspected infection to the ministry to help us in our efforts to combat the disease.”

He requested passengers who traveled aboard SV763 yesterday to monitor their health condition and any visible symptoms should be brought to the immediate notice of health officials.

The numbers to be contacted in the western provinces are 02-6640288 or 02-6640256. Lines are open between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.

The new cases in Riyadh include two Filipino nurses aged 51 and 52, a 21-year-old Saudi man, and two Saudi girls aged six months and one year.

Al-Mirghalani said the ministry has shifted the venue of its workshop on swine flu from Riyadh to Jeddah due to logistic reasons. “It will now be held for three days from Sunday,” he said.

Experts attending the workshop will be taken on field trips to the Haj Terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport and other places with huge concentration of pilgrims to get their ideas and suggestions in overcoming the current health crisis.

Al-Mirghalani said Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, who is slated to inaugurate the workshop, is open to any constructive suggestions to combat the disease.

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Monday, April 06, 2009

Dance

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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Summer Splash!!!

Summer na naman kaya masarap na mag beach. Naaya kami ng mga kaibigan last friday sa isang private beach resort dito sa ksa. Matagal na rin kami rito pero hindi ko alam na mayroon din palang mga ganitong lugar dito na feeling mo wala ka sa saudi. Sarap din minsan ng nasa public place ka pero di mo suot yung abaya na malaking istorbo talaga sa pagkilos.

Medyo wrong timing nga lang yung outing namin dahil biglang umulan....hehehe. Napakadalang ng ulan dito sa saudi at natyempo pa sa swimming namin kaya medyo malamig. Super nag enjoy ang mga bata lalo si Josh dahil last swimming nila ay noong last summer vacation pa sa pilipinas.











Maganda yung place dahil may 3 swimming pool para sa mga ayaw sa dagat. May heater din ang mga pool kaya kahit malamig enjoy mga kids. May place din sa tabing-dagat na pwedeng pagtayuan ng picnic tent. Entrance fee is sr50/person (Php600)...hhmm...medyo mahal kumpara sa pinas pero worth naman sa saya at kahit sa sandaling pakiramdam na wala ka sa saudi.






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Monday, February 16, 2009

Bangui Wind Mills



Not the whole part of our electricity comes from gasoline. In fact, they might be generated from strong-surging waterfalls cascading through the sharp, jagged rocks. But in Bangui, Ilocos Norte's case, part of their electricity is supplied in electromechanical processes in the form of giant -and I do mean giant- windmills.

No, not just one nor two. But fifteen. Yeah, you got that right. Fifteen gigantic wind-propelled machines supplying the whole town's electric need. Take a look for yourself and have your own opinion on their ingenuity.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

PAGUDPUD






The Philippines prides itself upon its wonderful tourist hotspots. So, what exactly does tourist spot, in the Philippines, mean? The following statements from me are based from my own experience, since we had recently gone on a road trip involving some of our country's most beautiful landmarks. One of those is Pagudpud.

Located in the northernmost part of the Pearl of the Orient, it might be hard to get to. But let me guarantee you, here and now, that it's all worth it once you arrive and feel the cool breeze and see the waves crashing into the shore.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Migratory Birds



The city government of Balanga is planning to build Wetland Center in an area covering three villages here, officially declared by the Department of Tourism as bird-watching sites. The villages of Puerto Rivas Ibaba, Sibacan and Tortugas here were declared by the Department of Tourism as bird-watching sites.

City Mayor Joet Garcia said that the Wetland Center will be a one-hectare area suited for educational viewing of wetland and migratory birds.

The city is home to rare birds endemic to the Philippines and an ideal stopover of migrating forest and water birds from Russia, China, Japan, Korea, Siberia, and as far as Canada.

Based on record, at least 35 species of birds were sighted in this city that included, among others, grey heron, black crowned night heron, whiskered tern, curlew sandpiper, purple heron, Chinese egret, Philippine duck, great egret, and common tern.

Garcia got the idea of establishing the Wetland Center in London last November during the launching of the DOT guide book on bird-watching sites in the Philippines led by DOT Secretary Ace Durano.

Balanga City is one of the thirteen bird-watching sites in the country being promoted by the DOT.

Garcia said the Wetland Center will help in educating the people about wetland and migratory birds. He added educating the people is an important step in involving them in protecting birds.

The city government of Balanga will also build facilities like viewing decks at the bird-watching areas here to lure tourists and bird watchers.

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

House Warming


I received this invitation from a good friend. They’re having a house warming next week. At last, the house they’ve been waiting for is finally finished after six months. They have always dreamed of a house that they can finally call their own. They have been saving up for constructing this house for quite a long time.

They got an interior designer that takes care of decorating inside and out. From the bedroom furniture to dining, kitchen, dressing tables and bathroom accessories. As a way of fulfilling one of their goals in life, they wanted everything to be perfect. It really is different when you have your own interior designer to arrange furniture and what accessories better suit you. Your designer knows your preferences and uses it as a foundation to designing your home. So he knows what suits your taste.

The designer picked the perfect color for the wardrobes and the dressing room for the house. The color of the furniture isn’t boring at all. By the way, the furniture were all bought from a leading furniture dealer. They also constructed this room where it’s a study room and a mini-library all in one. The ambiance is relaxing and makes you feel that it’s really comfortable to settle in with a book. There’s this huge desk that’s just right for studying, writing and reading.

Another part that attracted my attention was their music room wherein they installed a home theater entertainment set. You don’t even have to go to the movie theater to watch a film because of the size of their tv screen. The speakers are all around the room so from any angle, you hear the sounds of the movie playing. My favorite part is the kitchen. It’s big and has a wide space for cooking. Even if you host a celebration and took the liberty of supplying food, there is still a lot of space to move in while cooking batches for a whole community.

The landscaping is bright and clean. From the garage to the terrace, it’s really good. There’s a small grotto at the corner of the garden and surrounded by flowering plants. There’s a mini-fountain beside the grotto that emits a wonderful light during nighttime.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

bingohouse



When I get tired, I just get on the computer and play online bingo. It relaxes me that even once in a day, I get to play free bingo on the internet. It’s like the real ones, too. Internet bingo has all the facilities you can get. When I’m bored, I burn off a little steam by playing internet bingo because before, I had to go to places far from home that host bingo games every weekend.

Now, any time of the day, week or month, I’m able to play bingo and enjoy myself even if I am in the middle of something.

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