Miniature Postal Service, The World's Smallest Letter

Do you still love to send a letter by using post office service? I thought very rare people using kind of this service nowadays. I don’t know why this happen. The most possible reason is we often use technology in our life. A long time ago we still use letter to send birthday greeting, valentines, Christmas card, even in my country there were many people using letter to send Idul Fitri greeting. This was also the busiest industry for the special moment. Personally, I miss this one. Unforgettable moment was when we wait the letter came to our house. Although it just for a love letter. But the moment like that almost gone. Have you the same feeling with me? We love to use email, Facebook, Twitter, short messaging service by cellular phone or BlackBerry to send greeting. High technologies help us do all this activities only in a view minutes. Just type a letter in a small keyboard and then press a butto, the message and greeting will send to recipient. Wow, very easy and we never thought about this in the past when we still using a postal service. We called this “technology in our hand”. This phenomenon really happened in my country. Post office change function not only for business correspondence but also a place of payment of all bills. With the reason to cover the cost. Deep in my heart, I felt sad to know the fact about this. I don’t know with other country. Is the habit of sending letter through post office still done by people? I hope you can share with me.

But yesterday, I found something unique related with postal service or sending letter by using post office. Which could remind us, how we send the letter by post office. There’s a business idea come from a woman namely Lea Redmond. She was founder of “World’s Smallest Postal Service”. This is a unique service which offered by the little post office in San Francisco. I thought she is a creative person who has brilliant idea to create such of this business. I thought this is the only ones post office which has kind of this service.


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Lea’s service is so special. She makes tiny transcription. She said that all the idea was came in summer 2008. But now after 15 months she has transcribed and sent thousand of letter and card. Wow, I can’t imagine a woman like her can do this alone. I thought with her talent, she makes this with all heart. She helps many people with special skill. She has done her work in the small office in San Francisco. She wrote all the customer order with her hand on special note-paper smaller, even the small stamps look cute. What makes her work so special is the letter use matching envelope complete with tiny but detailed wax seal on the back.

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She doing this with all her heart until she’s come to realize many other people are simply charmed by her miniature postal service. Like an artist she uses magnifying glass to help her work. Personally, I really appreciate her works. Because all these written in tiny letters, carefully wrapped and sealed with a stamp miniature complete with sender’s initial. I would think twice about making works like her.

To protect this letter during the shipping, Lea uses transparent envelopes equipped with a magnifying glass for identifying the mailing address. To make sure this envelope didn’t get lost. Are you interest to order? Just prepare $8 for for the Valentines Day mailing rates at the World’s Smallest Postal Service. This price include the shipping charge for letter. I heard other services about small package containing an antique China button just for $10. I hope this hub give us a new knowledge about another creative person who can survive with her idea. She has profitable business, right now. And many people satisfied using her service. I hope this hub useful for us. As an information or give us motivation in life and we can create another business using our talent like her. Please enjoy all the pictures inside this hub.

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Robwrite 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

That's great. What an idea! Miniature cards. I'd like to send some at Christmas.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

I am in love with anything miniature. Maybe it's because I am 5 feet tall!


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Very cool hub, a great and interesting subject, a tiny postal mail. Thanks for sharing...


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agaglia 6 years ago

Fun! I want to order some for my grand children.We used to have a certain tree that grew along the path around a nearby lake. There was a small door in the base of the tree and children would put their notes in the tree, behind the door. A fairy (some would say) responded to the children's letters in a very small type. It was cool. My kids loved it.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Prasetio, Nice hub! Very creative idea! What a thoughtful and nice gesture to give! Thank you for sharing this! Peace & Blessings!


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Hahaha... how cool iz dat???


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

A really fantastic idea. You have done it again and brought us something unique. Thank you.


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andromida 6 years ago

Truly awesome.I was even not knowing it exists.You always have something unique to offer us.Thanks a lot,prasetio30 :)


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Wow this is funtastic information. It just shows what one can accomplish when you think outside the (mail)box! :) Thanks!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, Robwrite. Thanks for visiting this hub. I hope you can send for Christmas. Nice to see you here.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

I'm going to use this service at Christmas. THanks for the info.


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A little inspiration leads to innovation,I like this prasetio;)


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DiamondRN 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

Neat!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Sorry, POP. I have a problem with my internet connection. Very low and even I can't open my account. But I hope this gonna be normal again. I am glad you love anything about miniature. Thank you very much, my friend.

Note: thanks for confirm my friend's invitation on Facebook.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Darlene Sabella for coming to this hub. I hope you enjoy this information. Personally, I am impress with Lea work. Your compliment really appreciated. See you....


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, agaglia. Wow, you give us beautiful comment. I found your passion with this letter. I got good input from you that children love letters in very small type. Thanks for share your story. I can imagine what do you think about this. I believe you grand children will love this so much. Good to see you here. Have a great day! ~prasetio


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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia

Awesome, Vote Up!

I won't be surprised the next hub is how you found a needle in a haystack!!! (LOL)

Hahahaha!!!!!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, DeBorrah K. Ogans for give attention to this hub. I hope you enjoy the beauty and unique of miniature postal service. The small thing come and share happiness for others.Blessing,~prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Carolina muscle. Really funny my friend. I am glad if we meet in person. I have many joke to talk with you. Thank you very much, I hope you enjoy this one.. :-)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Hello. I hope this brought for us happiness about very talented person who use her skill to help others. Unique is my field, my friend. See you...


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

andromida, thanks for stopping by. I'll do the best and I am glad you love this hub. Something unique make you always fresh, right.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good to see you again,Green Lotus. Great thought from you and I like your comment. I brought my mind and I want to put it in the small letter. I hope the peace message will send to all the people in the world. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi,suziecat7. Nice to see you here. I pray your wish will come true. That's might become a wonderful and beautiful Christmas. See you...:-)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Mentalist acer, my friend. This job requires patience, creativity, expertise and skill in putting words in writing. Good to see you again.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, DiamondRN. Thanks for share your simple thought. I really appreciate that. I hope you like this.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Good Guy. You always accepted here. I wish I could find the needle you mentioned above..hahaha. Thanks for rate up this. I hope you always healthy...amen

Blessing, Prasetio


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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

The little letters are so cute, prasetio30, what a wonderful idea! It's such a shame that we don't write letters anymore - the only things I get in the mail these days are bills and junk mail!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, CMHypno for coming to this hub. I am glad you love this hub. I agree with you and I have a big question that on Christmas or in my Idul Fitri celebration we always send a card to our friend, family or relative, but now the tradition almost gone. Yo are right my friend, maybe we still receive the bill letter.LOL. But thank you for your attention to this hub. See you....


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

That's pretty cool indeed! I would not be able to write very much - that would be a good exercise for me for a change. Very interesting thing to write about, Prasetio!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Hi Prasetio. This was a very cool hub. I still send letters in the mail to very close friends for their birthday's because it is personal. I do love the ease of email and other modern technology but there is nothing like a letter in the mail to make your day. Blessings friend.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

You always write about the most unique things. I love your Hubs!


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agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

That's what we call creativity in business. A cool hub !


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, akirchner. I am glad you like this information. She might get accustomed to write in small letter. But you can try it, do not forget to use a magnifying glass. I hope this hub useful for you.~Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Great thought from you, Minnetonka Twin. I agree with you, there's no special thing we can give to our very close friend than a letter. Why I said so, because there's ceremonial before we read the letter, like: we have to open the envelope with the big hope there's a good news for us. There is nothing like a letter. Good to see you again. I'll check your hub. ~Peace :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, LillyGrillzit. I hope I could still give the best hub for us contain something useful and unique things around the world. You are my loyal reader. See you...


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, agusfanani to follow my hub. I am glad you also give a comment to my hub. I hope this hub useful for you. The business idea sometimes come from talent and we need to be creative to get success. Happy fasting....~prasetio


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Oh wow, this is the best ever! How are the envelopes that small. They are teeny! LOL! They are so beautiful and they look so appealing. This is a great way to get people back into the habit of writing letters all over again, as I worry that the advent of email and social networking has affected letter writing somewhat.

You always come out with amazing hubs, prasetio. Genius!! Rating this hub, and you get a gold star for this, moi friend! Cheers!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

WOW the miniature postal service post office for the worlds smallest letter is just amazing. They are works of art and so glad you found them and brought them to us. Your work is a delight. Peace :)


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Cheeky Girl. Thanks for share your opinion about this topic. I glad to know your concerns about writing use traditional letter. I thought we know that email, short messaging service and then social networking have affected to people to send a real letter. But I hope this habit still hold by us. Thank you very much for rate this up.I really appreciate your comment. See you again. ~prasetio


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Raven King 6 years ago from Cabin Fever

WoW this is incredible! :D


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Katie. Good to see you again. I am glad you like this information. This is the art of writing. She was very talented woman who brought happiness for the customer and the recipient of the letter. Of course, she also share love message to everyone by her talent. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Raven King for dropping by. I hope you enjoy all the information about this topic. How she brought something unique and beautiful of miniature postal service for us. Cheers.... :-)


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What's News 6 years ago

This is a great story pretty crazy concept.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

One thing we can always count on is the creativity of the human spirit. Just when you think you have seen it all, you have not. She will probably make a buzzillion dollars doing this and I hope she does! The mail use to be very special in the USA. Many people, especially those in love who were spread apart by miles depended greatly on the mail. Even when I was in southeast Asia in the 70's, I went to the post office every day in the hope that there would be a letter from back home for me. I cherished those moments like a fine meal! Thanks for reminding me! WB


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

What's News, thank you very much for coming and I hope you enjoy this information.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Wayne Brown. Nice to see you again here. Thanks for share your opinion about this topic. Wow.. I am glad that US people still like use letter and the mail to be very special for them. This is not happen in my country. Most of the people uses postal service for package or sending job application. Wow.. you have great story. That's maybe a wonderful moment at that time when you were in Southeast Asia in the 70's. I am not doubt that mail is the most important thing for the people who live in far place and want to send message to their relative, friend or family. There's no alternative beside the telephone to communicate between each other, right.


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Same thing in South-Africa, though a lot of people are still too poor to enjoy the privileges of modern technology.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, MartieCoetser for share the condition in South Africa. It also happen in my country in the village far with big city, but the people concern with modern technology. I hope you enjoy this hub. Cheers....


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GPAGE 6 years ago from California

prasetio! This is sooooo cool! When I was young I was fascinated by miniature everything! I used to collect miniature playing cards and mini pieces of furniture for very exotic doll houses. As an adult I always wanted a small dog! I had them when I was young.....but as an adult, I ended up getting a Golden Retriever for the kids!!! The list goes on! I really enjoyed this hub and the cute little letters! I love all of the creativity and new ideas!!!!! Inspiration at its finest!!!! You INSPIRE me my friend! Thank you! Always, G


BenjaminB 6 years ago

It just goes to show that there are so many people in the world that if you can find a novelty niche that's original in concept you have a great chance of succeeding.Another great find Prasetio30!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, GPAGE. Sorry for late to reply your comment. Because of my internet connection. I thought because of busy traffic on holiday. I am glad you like this hub and your passion about miniature. I thought we have the same hobby. Wow...you have very beautiful collection of miniature. It would be wonderful collection. I agree with you that mini or small things is cute and beautiful. Thanks for you compliment to this hub. God bless you. Take care!

Blessing, Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

BenjaminB, thanks for share your thought about this topic. I hope we can learn from the people like her. You are right, my friend. There are so many people have great talented, they could survive even have a big chance to be success. Have a good day. ~prasetio


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

What a cute hub! I still send letters and adore receiving them. These tiny letters are just adorable!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, HappyHer for coming to this hub. I am glad you still love to send letters and also receiving them. Just keep it up. I hope you enjoy this information about letter miniature and good for inspiration. See you again.

Blessing


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

You blow our minds every day Prasetio! This is a very charming lady and very industrious and creative. Just like you Prasetio. You are so creative and you have the "eye" for beauty and the unusual. You are tops Prasetio!!!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Micky Dee. Thanks for your compliment about me and my hub. I am just like other people or other hubbers. But because of my passion to find something unique, sometimes I finished one of my hub in two days include some research. I want my hub looks so special and useful for us. I agree with you that she was so creative. I hope we can get a motivation and get inspiration from her creative idea. Thank you very much. !prasetio


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi, you got me here, isn't that cute, LOL, your hubs are really interesting, am glad to be reading it again, Maita


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Maita. You always accepted here. You can visit my hub at anytime. I hope you enjoy this topic. If you love something unique you come to the right place. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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v_kahleranderson 6 years ago from San Jose, California

I agree with Prettydarkhorse, your hubs are always so interesting. It is amazing the articles you come up with, always full of information, Prasetio. Just wonderful! ~VKA


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome again to my hub, Madam kahleranderson. I am glad to present interesting hub for us. Like my passion before, I love something unique and I try to share the uniqueness around the world. I hope you enjoy all my hub. Cheers......


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, what a fantastic idea! I would love to receive one of these! i used to write letters, but as you say, these days we don't bother and it is such a shame, thanks for this great hub, rated up cheers nell


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, Nell. I hope you will receive one of these letters. If you like something about miniature or small thing but "cute", this is a good choice to send to our lovely friends or family. Thanks for rate this hub.

Blessing,


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TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

I just love creative people. One thing about this recession is that it is making us use our talents - and it is turning out that many of us are quite clever.

What a fun hub prasetio30. You've done it again. Thanks a million. Rated way up. Yay!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, THeListLady for share your thought about this topic and also for supporting this article. How this world so beautiful with the present of talented person like her. I give many thanks for your kindness to rate this Up. ~prasetio


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

prasetio,This is so cute! LOVE it!Thanks for sharing this!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, bayoulady for coming to this hub. I am glad you love this hub. I also proud to present this hub for you. Thank you very much.

Blessing,


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

This is really cute (tiny letters)! Yes, I still use our postal service. Hope they never do away with it no matter what the technology. So, I believe they put the tiny letter into another package (as I was looking through the pictures), then they place it in the mail for the receiver. Neat/cute/sweet!! Voted/rated.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Support Med. for share your thought about this topic. I am glad you still use postal service although we all surrounded by technology like phone cellular. I hope the smallest letter give us inspiration to keep on using postal service as a great media to send message, love, peace and happiness to others. Thank you very much to Vote this hub. I really appreciate your comment. Good to see you again. Cheers........

Prasetio :-)


Southern comfort lady 5 years ago

Hoping u & u Fam the best. Hollow right back at u. Keep it up now, don't stop! Later.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Southern comfort lady for coming to this hub. I hope you entertained with this information. Cheers.....

Love and peace!


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GetitScene 3 years ago from The High Seas

Wonderful art!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, GetitScene. I am glad you love it. Cheers :-)

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