my 2019 goals and resolutions

happy new year !! bonne année !! frohes neues jahr !! Feliz año !! 新年快乐 !! 해피 뉴 이어 !! 明けましておめでとう !!

I wish you a happy new year filled with love, happiness, health and dreams. So yes, we are already in 2019. For me 2019 is a year of radical changes in a lot of aspects of my life: first of all, i’ll become an adult (in 3 month and three weeks), i’ll graduate (lmao i hope so pray for me), i’ll move alone in my own apartment so i’ll be a 100% independent (and i kinda feel apprehensive about it) and finally i’ll go to uni !! Yup… a lot of changes. I thought that getting my shit together at the very start of the year would be a good idea so i wrote down all of my goals and resolutions to have an overview of where i want to go so i can start to establish a strategy to get there.

GOALS

Study well at school until the end so i graduate and i’ll be finally done with highschool (and have a good appreciation as well because you know,,, i need it).

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Find a part time job and start to save for my apartment. Since i want to stay in Paris i’ll probably have to work during the summer vacation as well so i have enough money to move out and still be economically stable.

Find an apartment (aha), i already have a location idea and i know it will be a studio because i clearly can’t afford something bigger in Paris as a student. I also want it to be a place where i can work on my art, make videos and have an animal so it has to be big enough for that.

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Find a good university that complete my professional goals. I actually want to go on a gap year but i want to stay in the ‘school’ spirit so i decided to give a try to uni and if i can’t keep up i’ll just continue my gap year and stop classes and go to an art school the year after.

Travel to Korea and Australia. These two countries are on my bucket list for a few years now and i am hoping on visiting them soon.

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RESOLUTIONS

Saying bye to self doubt, self hate and my lack of confidence (non existence actually) because i don’t have time for that, i mean, who does have time for that? Yup, that’s right, no one.

Being more open to new creative process and not rejecting certain types of art.

Being more aware of what i put in my body and aiming for a better lifestyle.

Giving more time to my passions (like i want to go back to making music, photography and my bloooog).

Spending more time with my loved ones.

And finally, to say when i don’t feel good so i don’t stay alone in my despair. Oh and not being too negative and dramatic.

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SO THAT’S PRETTY MUCH IT. Thank you for reading and i can’t wait to see in the comments what are your goals and resolutions for this year! I am really happy to start a new year on The Golden Crush with you and i hope you are ready for a re-new and more regular content…, love.

What are your goals and resolutions for 2019?

 

LATE NIGHT DIGEST No. 2

The second issue of the LATE NIGHT DIGEST is now out!

New issue, new name, new designs… a lot of changes!

This issue includes the interviews of the talented Piper Badaracco, the beautiful Nuria Ma and the amazing Youjin along with some editorials made by you know who. I am beyond happy to be able to share with you these interviews.

For this magazine, I wanted to show the work of one of my favorite photographers, BNS PHOTOGRAPHY which I interviewed in the first issue. She sent me an amazing photography serie that really shows how talented she is. So honored to have her in this issue!

Finally, a new category appears in this new issue… we will now talk fashion in the LATE NIGHT DIGEST.

WHERE TO GET THE ISSUE

Go to the ‘MAGAZINE’ page in the menu and follow the instructions. Just a reminder, it is a digital magazine (for now)!

THE EDITORIALS

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Get To Know: Nuria Ma

Hi – I am back with another interview today! I did the previous one with a youtuber I really appreciate, Youjin and gave you a little sneak peak of the interview with Nuria Ma! Nuria is a 16 years old girl living in Spain (she was actually born in Spain, then moved to China when she was 5 and then moved back to Spain 3 years later). I am really in love with her content, she posts lifestyle, beauty and fashion related videos with a very cool and polished aesthetic. It makes me think of the Youtuber ‘Kinda Cool’, they both have this cool and soft vibe (and they are both so pretty). Anyways, I am beyond happy to introduce you to Nuria Ma!

Julie (me)- You own a youtube channel, what prompted you to start it, and when?
N- It was the summer to 6th grade when I discovered the beauty community on YouTube. I spent all of my summer watching videos and then one day, I took my iPod and started filming a night routine. I did in fact upload that, and I remember clearly that it got 14 views. I didn’t upload more after that, however I spent all my free time in my bedroom filming. So when I got a brand new laptop for my 13th birthday ( I think, it might have been my 12th birthday), I created the channel that I have today.
J- How would you describe your videos?
N- They are a mix of my life, what I like and a creative outlet, for example my vlogs documents my life (not all of it obviously) and my travels. My makeup tutorials represents the makeup looks I like and my fashion videos allows me to express myself in clothes. If that makes any sense lol

J- I love your style, what are your favorite brands currently?

N- My favourites are & other stories, COS and Topshop.
I do also enjoy some other high street fashion brands, however I cannot afford them so they are just inspiration to me.

J- What is your go to outfit?

N- For the fall time is always turtleneck, jeans, black booties and a leather jacket.
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J- What kind of videos do you prefer filming?
N- I love filming sit down talking videos, I find myself the happiest when I do. However, I prefer fashion videos such as Lookbook but they are a pain in the a** to film.
J- Who are your favorite youtubers/bloggers?
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J- Who/What inspires you?

N- All the beautiful ladies mentioned above. I find motivation and inspiration when I see their hard work which makes me want to make something better.

J- What do you love the most about China? What do you have in China you don’t have in Spain?

N- I love how easy China is!! The food delivery, online purchases that arrives the next day without you having to pick it up if you are not home. And also, the people. For some reason, I find myself connecting to Chinese people better.

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J- What does a productive weekend look like for you?

N- Waking up before 9am and starting the day with a sweaty workout, shower and then film a video, have it edited the same day and lastly, spending all Sunday with homework.

J- What are your passions?

N- Fashion and shopping hehe

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J- What are your goals in life?

N- Move to NYC and start my own fashion brand. Also to meet someone who can make me happy 🙂

J- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

N- Probably graduated from college and working my butt off to sustain myself.

J- How would you describe your aesthetic?

N- Chic, calm and simple

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J- Are you confident in yourself? (if yes) What would you say to people who aren’t?

N- I am definitely not. However, I would tell those who aren’t either that if we learnt to love ourselves, our lives would be so much easier.

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J- What is your current playlist?

N- I have one on spotify! I also love listening to coffee table jazz.

J- What is your favorite food?

N- Chinese food, Korean food and Japanese food (except of curry)

J- How do you stay healthy?

N- I try to eat clean and exercise regularly… I try

J- Is it hard to manage school and youtube?

N- YES! I tend to forget about school work when I am focused in YouTube and vice versa.

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J- What do you study at school?

N- I am doing the IB diploma

J- What are your skincare/beauty essentials?

N- A very gentle cleanser, hydrating toner and moisturiser.

J- Where do you dream to travel to?

N- NYC and Japan

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J- And finally, is there anything you feel proud of?

N- My channel, never thought I would get to where I am now, and I am proud that I didn’t quit half way through because that is what I tend to do.

Thank you so much to Nuria for answering to my questions, I am so happy to get to work with such an inspiration for me! I hope you enjoyed this interview and let me know if you want more content about this beauty! Don’t forget to check her youtube channel and her instagram (and her weibo as well!).

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photos from @nuriamaa (instagram) and weibo @nuriama

Study Apps: How to stay calm, organized, make mind maps…

hi – I’m back! School is taking all of my personnal time these past few weeks like i feel i’ve been working 24/7. And because i felt overhelmed i thought i could find some apps to help me having my shit together and i actually found some good ones that i’ll share with you right now!!

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So first of all, succeeding in school means being organized (for me) and knowing your limit. For example, spending the whole night working for an history test because you didn’t learned it before is a waste of sleep, energy and a proof you weren’t organized (even if sometimes you just need to procrastinate). For the apps, i discovered a lot of them by reading studyblr and watching some ‘study with me’ videos (Jusuf‘s videos are just SO MOTIVATING).

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LOFFEE – I talked about this app in my ‘study playlist’ post and this is a must -in my opinion- for people who like to work with music but can’t stay focused when the music has lyrics. This app has five music vibes: Morning Coffee, Early Summer, Heal, Late Night Vibe and Rainy Days and all the songs are lo fi hip hop. It really helps me to relax and focus on my homework. I also listen to it while i’m on my computer, working on some projects, writing post… My favorite playlists are definitly Late Night Vibes and Rainy Days! Or you can just go listen to my study playlist on youtube 🙂 Similar app – Study Aide

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FOREST – This app is so famous among studyblr and youtubers, like i heard about it sooo many times so i had to download and try it. This app helps you to stay focused and off line for a moment. You can choose how long you want to work and just start the timer (i recommand 35mins of work and 15mins of pause but just try what’s good for you!). Everytime you are doing a ‘working session’ you plant a virtual tree through the app and it grows while you are working but if you stop the timer (by using your phone and going to another app for example) it will kill the tree. So basically, the goal is to grow as much trees as you can and create a forest that represents your ability to stay focused. The more you plant trees, the more you can unlock new features (like different tree species, etc). Similar app – FLIP, Study Timer, Study Buddy

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QUIZLET – This one is a M-U-S-T (especially for languages and definitions)!! If you haven’t heard of it yet, this app allows you to create your own flashcards and helps you memorize them with some interactive games/exercises. You can also search for a particular subject and access to others’ flashcards (and you can obviously share your own flashcards with everyone, your class, your friends or just keep it to yourself!). I actually use quizlet for learning all my lanuages (english, german, korean and maybe spanish soon aha). Similar app – Cartes Mémoire (french)

Notebloc

NOTEBLOC – Another app I just can’t live without and that I also use for other purposes than school. Notebloc is basically a scanner in your phone. You can numerise EVERYTHING, from your notes to your drawings and with a very good quality (as long as you take a good picture and the brightness isn’t bad). It makes everything simplier for me!

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MIMIND – MiMind is an app for creating mind maps. I recently downloaded it and i’m already happy with the results, it really helps you to have an overview on your subject and creating the mind map is just SO EASY like everyone can do it. You have different templates to help you, you can choose different colors, forms… and you can also share it in different formats (jpeg, png, pdf, tga, bmp…). Maybe some people will be disappointed by the ‘aesthetic’ of the app and the mind maps (really 2008, not so pretty) but you know sometimes you have to put utility before beauty.

And that’s it for today’s post, i hope i somehow managed to help you if you are struggling like me with school and that i’m not just intertaining myself here lmao ^^

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Study Playlist: Lo fi Hip Hop (Vol. 1)

Hellooo – Je reviens aujourd’hui avec une study playlist. Lorsque je travaille j’ai besoin d’être dans un environnement calme et peu bruyant mais le silence complet me stresse et j’ai toujours besoin d’avoir un fond musical. Le problème c’est que la plupart des musiques que j’apprécie ont des paroles et j’ai un peu de mal à me concentrer sur ce que je fais parce que ça finis toujours en concours de playback.

MAIS il y a environ un an  j’ai découvert le lo fi hip hop et depuis je n’écoute quasiment que ça. C’est une musique d’ambiance présente sans trop l’être et avec des mélodies reposantes mais rythmées, le compromis parfait. Vous pouvez facilement trouver des playlists de lo fi de 5h sur youtube mais j’ai décidé de vous proposer MA playlist car les artistes de lo fi sont souvent oubliés et peu récompensés pour leur travail.

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BREF, voici donc ma première playlist de la série ‘Study Playlist’. Pour celle-ci j’ai eu l’idée de créer une vidéo qui regroupe toutes les musiques présentées dans cet article et que pourrez ensuite écouter quand bon vous semble! En espérant que ça vous plaise. Si c’est le cas, je vous recommande vivement une application (gratuite) que j’utilise au quotidien qui s’appelle ‘Loffee et qui entre autre propose des playlist de lo fi en fonction de thèmes et d’ambiances, comme ‘Morning Coffee’, ‘Late Night Vibe’, ‘Rainy Days’… (ma préférée avec Late Night Vibes) et qui en plus met en avant les artistes!!

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Que pensez-vous du lo fi hip hop? Qu’écoutez-vous quand vous travaillez?

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Get To Know: Piper Badaracco

안녕 – If there is a category I cherish on this blog it’s definitly the one dedicated to my Interviews, I love to be in touch with such amazing women and to share a bit of their world here on The Golden Crush with you. During summer I had all the time I needed to work on my projects and to do some interviews and plan some posts that will give some life to the blog throughout the year! Anyways, I’m back today with a special interview because I did it with a model (first time on the blog, yeeeaah!!). Pour la version francaise de cet article c’est pour bientôt.

Piper Badaracco (@pip.pip) is a 18 years old model with a irresistible baby doll face, born and raised in Oregon (state in the North-West, USA). She did some major campaigns in Korea (and USA) and also walked at the Seoul Fashion Week (Push Button and Jarret). Here’s my interview with Piper!

Julie (aka me if you still don’t know)You started modeling at 15, has it always be your dream?

Piper– Oh totally!! I was an awkward kid growing up and America’s Next Top Model was one of my outlets. To this day I still remember tips Tyra gave to the girls on the show.

J- What are you currently studying?

P– At the moment, nothing. I graduated early (at my school there’s an early grad program) to pursue modeling full time. Eventually I wanna go to college for Physics/Astrophysics with something in archaeology too.

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J- You have amazing origins, like your are Russian, Polish, French, American, Italian… Do you speak any of those languages?

P– Oh god I wish! Together I have 13 nationalities. I took French for 2 years, I can’t really speak it anymore but I can still understand it. The only Russian I know is from what my russian « wife » Tehhi taught me.

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J- You worked in Korea, what is the best thing in Korea you don’t have in USA?

P– Lots: Kpop, PC Bangs, cheaper shoes, Karaoke… I mean the USA has these things, but they are just part of the culture in Korea. PCBangs and Karaoke are EVERYWHERE. Coffee is everywhere, even more than Portland.

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J- What is your favorite Kpop group?

P– You really asking the hard questions. Here are my top few: Apink, Pentagon, IKON, Hyuna, Jimin Park, Red Velvet, BTS, Stray Kids, NCTDream, EXID, and Hyukoh. I’m also excited for NinePercent to debut. I definitely listen to girl groups more than boy groups. When I listen to new music I get REALLY into it. I told myself I wasn’t going to get into BTS, but here I am 3 months after Korea. Totally in love with them.

J- What is your current playlist?

P– Currently it’s just filled with BTS‘s new album, Bastille, Jimin Park, Paramore, and Rex Orange County. Music depends on my mood, but I always like to keep it upbeat. I’m currently listening to « Look Alike » by Jimin Park and D.ear while typing this.

J- How do you manage your modeling career and school? Any tips?

P– To be totally honest, it was hard for me to manage both. I started doing half online school and half physical school to take more jobs. Then did a early grad program to get my full diploma and get out. I’d say focus on how far you really wanna get into it. If you wanna make it a career, do online school, or go for an accelerated/early grad program! If it’s just something fun for you to do, then don’t worry about it; just remember modeling IS a job. Just a tip in general: separate yourself from your work and real life. It’s what keeps me sane in this industry. Remember you are no better than anyone else, so don’t act like you deserve work. Don’t get worked up over things either. Continue to push yourself in what YOU can do. REMEMBER TO EAT. I’M SERIOUS. Learn good portion sizes and well rounded/filling meals. Basically, get your high school diploma okay kids.

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J- Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

P– I don’t think I have specific inspirations? Tyra Banks for sure, Tom Holland, BTS, the people I surround myself with… it’s like an array of things. Myself included. I don’t know, just seeing humans that are kind and have worked hard to get where they are. Not saying I’m on some crazy level, but I like seeing how much work people put into what they love. My mom as well. She’s traveled everywhere, from Europe to America. She works insanely hard, started her business from nothing. I want to travel as much as her.

J- Latest fashion obsession?

P– I’ve been wearing a lot of bandannas recently… especially with my hair type it makes it fluffier/covers bad hair days. Chunky sneakers too, I love being comfy.

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J- Who/What keeps you motivated?

P– Everything I mentioned before. My best friend Mara helps me out a lot, I can call her anytime. She’s my anchor when my head is in the clouds. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed, or my anxiety spikes, I just remember how far I’ve come since being 15. It keeps me going. To know everything people told me I couldn’t do, I’m now doing.

J- What is your favorite place in the world?

P– Italy or Korea. Korea was ridiculously fun, I want to go back there just to explore more. Italy was amazing and I just love the atmosphere. I was only 14 when I went for an 8th grade, so going back to Italy would be amazing. I could explore on my own. As you can probably tell, it’s hard for me to narrow down to one thing.

J- What is your go-to outfit?

P– Simple: an over-sized graphic tee (tie it up), some kind of cool looking jeans, and chunky sneakers… don’t forget the bandanna.

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J- Is there any artist you appreciate? Why?

P– I love Bastille. Their mix tapes are insane. How Dan mashes his vocals with 80s/90s classics. I particularly love their music videos, because they always have whole stories to them. I love it when musical artists do that. On top of that, they are amazing at having oddly deep lyrics with a super upbeat sound. Vice versa, they have songs with super happy lyrics but with, for lack of better words, depressing instrumentals.

J- What are your passions, other than modeling?

P– Science, music, gaming, and travel. I adore astronomy/physics. Space FASCINATES me. If I could go to Mars, I would already be there. Music is a good outlet for me. I played the baritone in high school. It helps to tune out the the white noise in my head from my adhd/anxiety. Which is why I’m fine listening/discovering music in other languages so easily, music just puts my mind to rest. Additionally, if I told you how many online friends I have you’d be astonished. I have two groups: my gull squad boys and my Pennsylvania boys. I game with all of them constantly. I love watching Overwatch League, following players, indie games… but I digress. Lastly Travel. I’m pretty sure it runs in the family. My mom has lived all throughout Europe, and in 13 states. One of the reasons I love modeling, I can travel really anywhere I want for work.

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J- You made some campaigns in Korea (to site a few, banilaco a beauty and skincare brand; Sewing Boundaries a streetwear brand; bornchamps another streetwear brand), how does it feels to see yourself in the stores, or in the street?

P– It was ABSOLUTELY surreal. One of my favorite moments from Korea was when I asked my Korean manager to take me to Gangnam after a job. It’s where « my » billboard is for BornChamps, I remember taking photos in front of it, then across the street was BanilaCo. Where I’m in their stores. Down the street was my New Balance campaign. It was so surreal I started crying hahah. Just going from a band kid, who no one really payed attention to, to then having work booked out for weeks was something I couldn’t even have dreamed of. Even for just that moment, I didn’t feel so small. 나는 너를 사랑해!!!! (translation from korean to english: i love you!!)

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J- What are your goals for the next years?

P– If I’m not there by the end of this year, Tokyo. Then New York. It’s a pretty short answer, but I also wanna go everywhere possible. Tokyo is the goal right now. I wanna go more markets. Year of the Pip, watch out.

J- The worst pun you ever made?

P– Shit, I’ve made a lot. My most recent one>> Do you know who the most powerful father is… The God father.

Anything that is so bad it’s just bad makes me laugh my ass off. I do a lot of puns that are off of what people say so it’s hard to say.

J- Where do you dream to travel to?

P– Tokyo, France, or Australia!! Love all of those places. Tokyo because I really want to work there. France because I love it in general and just wanna go there. Australia because I have an amazing friend who lives there who I met while in Korea; I miss her so much!

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J- Is there anything you are particularly proud of?

P– Honestly everything I did in Korea. It was my first trip, and I was not expecting what happened. I’m so thankful for all the opportunities that came my way! I hope to push myself further in future.

Thank you so much to Piper for anwsering to all my questions, it was really nice knowing a bit more of her, she seem to fun and bubbly! I hope you enjoyed this interview of this upcoming supermodel (not kidding, she’ll be stealing names very soon) and tell me if you want more content about Pip!

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photos from @pip.pip (instagram)

My back to school Resolutions

Pour celles et ceux qui sont encore à l’école, le fait que la rentrée soit (très) bientôt ne vous échappe pas et qui dit nouvelle année scolaire dit nouvelles obligations, organisation, du travail et un besoin de motivation. Pour ma dernière année de lycée, je me suis décidée à changer de méthode de fonctionnement en terme de travail/devoirs ainsi que de faire des changements plus profonds du côté personnel, je veux donc entamer cette nouvelle année scolaire de la même manière qu’on commence une nouvelle année, avec de bonnes (ou mauvaises) résolutions!!

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Get back to journaling

Pendant un moment je tenais un bullet journal et ca me permettais vraiment de me vider la tête, de m’organiser, etc mais je me suis vite je me suis vite laissée emporter avec tous les évènements de fin d’année scolaire et j’ai laissé mon journal de côté! Alors je voudrais reprendre l’écriture de celui-ci dès la rentrée. Si vous voulez savoir pourquoi je me suis mise au journaling, lisez cet article. 🙂

 

Going to the library every wednesday

Comme cette année est ma dernière année au lycée = bac à la fin de l’année, on s’est fixé avec mon amie une sorte de ‘study schedule’ et donc tous les mercredis après midi, on a prevu se rendre à la bibliothèque à coté de notre lycée pour pouvoir étudier, qu’il y ai des devoirs ou non, dans le but de créer une routine et un moment 100% dédié au travail.

 

Find a job

Le côté un peu plus sérieux de mes résolutions car je souhaite voyager beaucoup l’année prochaine et (malheureusement) voyager n’est pas gratuit alors je dois me trouver un travail au plus vite si je souhaite aller à Séoul et si je vzux démenager convenablement.

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Read a book per month

Cela fait longtemps que j’ai abandonné la lecture et je ne voudrais pas que cela dure et je fixe donc un objectif, un mois = un livre. Peu importe la taille et le sujet, du moment que je lis.

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Get back to sport

Et enfin, me remettre au sport car cette année je n’en ai pas fait du tout et j’ai l’impression que mon corps n’est pas sain et que je ne vais pas perdre du poids comme ça.

ET VOILA, C’EST TOUT POUR MES RÉSOLUTIONS POUR CETTE RENTRÉE SCOLAIRE, ET VOUS, QU’ELLES SONT LES VÔTRES?

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