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What's your favorite zoo animal?

EsmeraldaPineiro’s Profile PhotoEsmeralda Pineiro
My favorite animal is my dog princess a Golden Retriever and my first dog Maddy (German Shepherd) who passed away in 2008. Both of these animals followed me everywhere and always greeted me with unconditional love.
For those readers who have never experienced unconditional love, get a dog.
As far as "zoo" animals, I am not a fan of zoo's because I believe the confined area where these beautiful animals are forced to live is a form of animal abuse. And today with the internet, all of these wonderful creatures can be viewed on the internet so Zoo's in my opinion are like circuses, a relic of the past.
If you want to see something very sad, visit Sea World and do a little investigative work to see how horrible those whales and dolphins are treated. Whales are confined into an area the size of my backyard swimming pool. And for what? So humans can be entertained watching a person ride on the back of a whale? And then everyone wonders why these whales get pissed off, right?

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Oh hi! Over the next couple of weeks I am going to try and send out more personalised questions to those I follow! What are some topics you'd like to receive questions about?

MadamoiselleMoriarty’s Profile PhotoJM
I like most kinds of questions honestly! As long as they aren't the dry and boring kind, like the ones you used to get as the "Question of the day" on here before Haha I quite like when they aren't too philosophical either, like the "Explain to me the meaning of the whole universe" kind of deal 🙃 But if I were to pick certain topics it'd be about my interests! Such as swimming, gaming, city planning etc. 😊

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Oh hi Over the next couple of weeks I am going to try and send out more

Do you like to spend some time alone?

Spending time alone is such a great way to detox your brain. To sit alone. Idle. Let the thoughts flow, release all control and just keeo swimming. The relief, its uncanny. Usually people relate loneliness to being sad, being neglected, etc and I'll say that's just your thoughts.
If someone is neglecting you actually, it's just an indication you don't need them. Keep things simple and relax 🍀

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Do you like to spend some time alone

🐼 Single or. 🔮 Age 👣 What do you do? ✈️ Where are you from? 🕹 What games do you play? 🎼 music you like? 🎥 Film/series you enjoy? 🎭 Favourite pastime? 🧘🏻‍♀️ Favourite activity? 🐲 Your vice?

🐼 Taken
🔮 I’m 24 years old
👣 I’m a student 😊
✈️ I’m from The Netherlands 🇳🇱
🕹 I mostly play co-op PC games!
🎼 I mostly like bass house and pop
🎥 I really enjoy The Hobbit
🎭 I enjoy gaming and reading 😊
🧘🏻‍♀️ I enjoy swimming and fitness (weights)
🐲 I can be a real procrastinator
Thank you for these questions! 😊

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In what way do you take care of yourself?

LunarHuntress’s Profile PhotoYentl
I workout with quite regular intervals, both by swimming and going to the gym 😁 During the last few months my schedule slowed down a bit because of the other things I did then but I've managed to pick it up again and I have no intentions of stopping this time 🏊‍♂️ I also try to give myself as much time as I can spare to talk to friends. Without the wonderful people in my life like yourself I would just have been a depressed shell of myself honestly 😅

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In what way do you take care of yourself

What are your plans for today other than recovering? I wanted to go swimming, get a start on one of my “Resolutions” but it’s closed today. ☹️

BlueEyesWhiteGuy’s Profile PhotoBlueEyesWhiteGuy
Today hasn't been too exciting, I'm afraid! Partner and I are both isolating due to 'rona so we have spent the entire day at home. Nevertheless, I managed to be productive and get a lot of stuff done! I completed one of my writing assignments for uni, did a workout, tidied up the clutter left over from Christmas, and now I'm just makin' dinner.

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What are your plans for today other than recovering? I wanted to go swimming, get a start on one of my “Resolutions” but it’s closed today. ☹️

BlueEyesWhiteGuy’s Profile PhotoBlueEyesWhiteGuy
Recovering? Awe that's annoying, I wish I could go to the pool too but I have to wait until my piercing heals plus covid as well. I don't know if it's closed or not but I think it is cause we didn't do anything apart from the zoo when my aunt and cousins came up. Today is over but I don't think I'm doing much tomorrow

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À quelle fréquence est-ce que tu fais du sport ?

Currently I am partaking in competitive swimming as well as just slightly baseball. Swimming accounts for 4 days a week and baseball just one day a week. Used to be a lot bigger on baseball and play rep but am not just playing it with some friends. During rep for baseball over the summer, typically 5 days a week would include baseball whether it was a game, tournament or practice. Also wanted to get more into tennis to play with my dad again. It's been quite awhile since I last picked up a racket.
Now a days I'm more into esports. Require less movement and less prone to injuries. My body took a beating when I played football as a child and now at 25 I move around like I'm much older. Although in college I played in some intramural sports competitively from indoor soccer and dodgeball, which I was pretty decent at. Got a pretty decent shinner playing dodgeball that looked like someone beat me half to death those foam balls could pack a punch.
I can hit it a whole hell of a lot further, but she’s much more consistent so we both end up somewhere in the 80s. I win about 7/10, but some rounds she’s just on fire and can’t miss a put or a chip. I can’t chip to save my life, so it makes rounds pretty fun and competitive.
Before My injury, I played sports at minimum 4x a week. Usually on mondays, wednesdays, and or fridays after work for at least 2 hours. On saturdays I played at least 4. On sundays I played about 8-12 hours depending on when I finish or how I’m feeling. I played a combination of kickball, flag football (gridiron), rugby, and ultimate frisbee. Sometimes I’d just shoot hoops if I was bored. And no. I just played pickup games with friends. There wasn’t a season. I haven’t played an organized sport since college/university.
I used to play roller derby, but the time commitment was massive because my city didn’t have a recreational league. There are players who never do make the A or B teams but you’re still practicing 3 times a week regardless, and either playing or staffing bouts every other week (and traveling!) It’s kind of crazy to never play competitive sports and suddenly you’re on the B team of a national league.
Not to say people don’t (especially as a gay person gay softball is pretty popular), but I will say generally most people I know haven’t played an organized competitive sport since high school. If you’re talking for casual fun, my boyfriend and I played tennis yesterday. I’ve never been the greatest at basketball, but that is generally a default game to play and fairly easy to (pre covid) get a pick up game going.
I used to play basketball until 1992. I started refereeing in 1984 and have continued to this day. Took up wheelchair basketball refereeing in 1997 and achieved my international licence in 2004. Am starting to learn wheelchair rugby from this afternoon at a national tournament!

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What do you do to relax? What's the most relaxed you've ever been? 😌

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
I love to game to relax, but I also really like to float in water or cuddle with sFaab!
The most relaxed I’ve ever felt was in France during the summer. I just went swimming in the pool, went outside, laid down on a lounger and just felt my body warming up to the warm sun whilst all I heard was people having fun and the wind blowing through the trees 😍

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What do you do to relax Whats the most relaxed youve ever been

What is the scariest, most bone chilling moment you have ever witnessed, or have been told in your life?

Witnessed a paranormal siting with other people. I've never heard of people ever seeing what we saw. It still scares me to this day. No it wasn't looking at us. It was a skeleton hand that appeared suddenly in a friends next door neighbors shed window. As we looked petrified, it got larger and went through the roof getting bigger the higher it went.@SledgeHammer
We were shocked and left.
I have talked to "experts" over the years and have come to the conclusion that either it had been a Native American burial or ritual site that didn't want to be disturbed or an evil entity lurking around there for some other reason. There was a rumor that the woman who lived in the house was a witch but who knows. A drowning victim was rescued.. it like being on the edge of your seat seeing it all go down. The victim flapping their arms going under. The lifeguard spotting the victim and jumping off the LG Tower and running out high stepping the shallow waves. Swimming towards the victim, as the victim gasps for air doing whatever they can to stay afloat. As the lifeguard reaches the subject... the drowning victim reaches up and grabs the lifeguard with a tight grip pulling the lifeguard in and underwater,they begin to struggle as the victim starts climbing up on the lifeguard trying to stay above the water level holding the lifeguard underwater. The struggle was quite a scene.
Took a while but the rescue was a resounding success. My friend showed me a decades old photograph appearing to show his grandfather burying a child's body.
Back in 2004 my sister played the Ouija board. I was 12 at the time. I thought demons were just in bible stories.

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What is something that your parents never let you do as a kid

I know this isn't really what you mean, but my parents never gave me a hobby. I wish I'd grown up taking classes and learning a skill. I think it sucks that as an adult, I don't know how to swim. I think that's such an important skill to have. I'm hoping to learn one day. Learning how to play a musical instrument would have been cool too, or mastering a sport.
My nephews go swimming every week and also play rugby every week. I wish I'd had that in my childhood. It's also a great way for kids to make new friends, which I certainly didn't have many of haha.

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If you're able to swim, how do you usually prefer to do so? Have you ever tried any more advanced styles such as crawl or butterfly? Additionally, have you ever paced yourself or kept track of the distance you swum? 🏊‍♂️

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
"If you're able to swim, how do you usually prefer to do so?"
casually.
"Have you ever tried any more advanced styles such as crawl or butterfly?"
I'm not sure about the "crawl", but I've definitely done the butterfly style of swimming way back when I had time to swim.
"Additionally, have you ever paced yourself or kept track of the distance you swum?"
not since primary school days, when I had a swimming camp with my classmates after our final exams! swimming has always been more of a leisure activity for me. 😸🌊

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If youre able to swim how do you usually prefer to do so Have you ever tried any

Have you ever been deep sea diving?

No I haven’t, I’ll definitely do it before the day I die though.
I have been snorkelling in a few really amazing places
Great Barrier Reef- Unbelievable, I think I left part of my heart there
Tangalooma island, got to swim around some ship wrecks and got absolutely munched on by sea 🌊 lice lol
Queenscliff harbour, absolutely freezing but spectacular. Loved swimming with seal pups 🦭

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What was your high school like?

It was a 1980s suburban past-its-best Comprehensive.
We were lucky in some regards, it had plenty of green grounds, a bit of woodland, a swimming pool, sports centre, chicken coop, potting sheds and stuff.
But they were kind of vestiges of an earlier time when the school had been quite highly regarded, and by the time I was there the pool was often not in use, the teaching was average, the sports centre ended up getting firebombed, and so on.
Also, way too much hymn singing in assembly.

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What’s your most favorite place that you’ve traveled?🙂

AdrianaRafaela98’s Profile PhotoAdriianna Rafaella
Definitely Australia! Even though my week in Tokyo was also really sick it can't beat the month I spent travelling along the whole east coast of Australia, from Melbourne to Cairns 😊 It was filled with so many moments that I'll treasure for the rest of my life, like swimming with a wild sea turtle, seeing various other wildlife like koalas, kangaroos and penguins, going water skiing and so much more 🥰

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Whats your most favorite place that youve traveled

What are your hobbies and how did you get into them? 🧑‍🎨⚽️🛹🎤🎮📖

LunarHuntress’s Profile PhotoYentl
Swimming 🏊‍♂️
My parents put me into swim school and I simply never stopped! I progressed through the ranks of the swim club and eventually became a competitive swimmer.
Freediving 🐠
From my love of being in the water also sparked a love for all kinds of marine life. Freediving I found was a great way to experience that up close and I find it very relaxing to be underwater.
Gaming 🎮
I've been playing games for as long as I can remember. I played some various PC games but once my dad got me a PS2 I was HOOKED! I have very fond memories of playing the first LEGO Star Wars on Christmas eve.
Filmmaking 🎬
Watching movies such as Star Wars made me interested in special effects and video editing in general. I started out by making stop-motion movies out of LEGO figures as a kid.

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What are your hobbies and how did you get into them

Have you ever been in a sauna before? If not, would you ever want to? 👍 🙃

redoasis2017’s Profile Photo★ ☮ ♫ tēຖค¢i໐นŞ t໐๓๓คฯ™ ✌ ♚ ☻
Yes. I didn't care much for it.
Yes, it was hot & steamy. Lol. I didn’t like it very much. You feel like your pores are pretty open & clean afterwards, though. But, I have been in an Ice Room in a Vegas spa, there was snow coming down! That was pretty awesome.
Yes, I go to sauna twice a week and it is amazing. I don't know if this counts tho because I live in Finland and we have saunas in pretty much every single house.
The heat and humidity was stifling. But I felt really relaxed when I came out.
Sweaty and hard to breathe.
I have never been in one in my home country (Mexico, like what would be the point?) but the ones I have been in Canada have all been stifling and uncomfortable. I am sad reading your comment because it's unlikely I'll ever get to try a proper one Finn or Russian style and I'm totally a when in Rome kind of person. As a complete aside the only bit of Finnish life I have ever seen represented is (what I thought to be) an awesome movie called Kukushka (In Russian, Finnish, and German, subtitled in English) and I still think about that movie now and then. Enjoy your sauna, lucky one! Sauna's are not meant to approach intolerably hot, as a matter of fact I'm gonna be in one today, the point of a sauna is 'to heat you down to your bones' and help you exfoliate a bit, it's quite healthy. 70 C is as high as I go, which isn't TOO bad, but uncomfortable wouldn't be inaccurate.
I loved the sauna. The steam clears my sinuses and after 15 minutes I'd jump in the swimming pool at the gym. That cold water was a better wake up than a double shot of espresso.
It may not be the sauna - I have some health stuff where my body has a hard time compensating for heat, I get overheated and feel ill really easily, so it's become a mental dread of being hot. That may play a part? I had a roommate that would lie out on 102 (38.8 Celsius) degree heat and felt blissful, another friend who would sit in a hot car sometimes because it felt good to her.
I have a sauna in my house. Love sauna, many different kinds but you can't beat a traditional wood-heated sauna. And then a cold shower afterwards.
Both of us almost passed out in the Sauna. The heat is ferocious. I know it’s a fantasy for people, but it did not live up to the hype. The steam room/shower is a different story. Not nearly as hot…just really really wet! Had many great fuck sessions in those! Had a heavy make-out session in a sauna once. It got way too hot and we got dizzy and had to step out to cool off. Wouldn’t recommend. I was recently in a sauna and was thinking how there's no way I'd be able to do anything physical like sex due to the heat - my body just goes into "don't die" mode after a few minutes. Getting handsy with someone would be really sexy though.
No and yes I would love to have a sauna, specifically an infrared sauna because you don’t have to spend such a long time inside of one to make it effective for detoxing through the skin.

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Do you like to get wet in the rain?

I enjoy the rain but I'm not a fan of showers, the water coming out of the showerhead feels too forceful and the diagonal angle is a poor substitute for rain. I DO take showers when I need to really scrub and get clean, but I prefer hot baths for bathing because I don't like the sensation of hot water bearing down on me.
Less apt to run into people and be forced into inane conversation. Alone, safe, unbothered, clean, wonderful sound. We even put a metal roof on our house-shop to amplify the sound. Like riding long distance on a train - the rhythm - auditory meditation. I'm one of those people that finds silence deafening. Getting caught in the rain is great, when its windy and you get a gust of wind that carries the rain and sprays it in your face, walking in the woods and hearing it clatter the tree tops, walking alongside the river seeing the little circles the rain drops make even the smell , its great. When i walk in the wood Sometimes I imagine i can hear the trees and bushes stretching out to catch more rain in their leaves and thirstly drinking it up as it runs down thier trunks and into the soil to their roots. The greenery always looks happy after some rainfall.
I love water and swimming, just not in the ocean (I have a thing about not being able to see what's swimming at me out of the dark/deep). I'll sometimes take a long hot shower when I'm feeling anxious. I love the rain. How it feels, how it smells. Actually I just love water. Rain, showers, washing my hands, lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, oceans. I absolutely love it all.
I absolutely love rainy weather. I used to not be bothered by getting wet in it, but it’s a definite annoyance now.
Of course I tend to wear jeans and a t-shirt/turtleneck and those dry out pretty quickly once you're out of the rain and unless you're totally soaked through.
I live in a very rainy city and ride my bike to uni every day. Although I love the aesthetic, sound, and smell of rain, there are few things I hate more than riding my bike to lecture in the cold and rain, only to spend the next three hours in soaking wet clothing.
When I was small I was terrified of thunder, but my grandma took me outside and let me see thunder wasn't anything to be afraid of. We sat on the porch and counted the cars going by in the rain. Still makes me smile to remember.
I love walking in the rain. At home I'll go out and play in the thunderstorms. I love the water running all over me. I'll even out my hair down because I like the way it looks when it's wet from the rain. I like to imagine I'm some fierce warrior goddess about to smite my enemies in battle, and the atmoshohere of the rain/being drenched makes it that much better. Then I go inside and get dry and curl up in my blankets. There's nothing as comforting as being warm and around people you love after being in the rain/wet.
I use the sound of rain storms to get to sleep most nights, and I listen to it at work when I am doing things that need focus.

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People who don't like rainy weather, why?

The sound. The smell. The look of it and how it makes everything all shiny and pretty in color. It's refreshing and cleansing. We need rain more often than not. Also, less people seem to enjoy it so it's usually less people around. Would be nice to be all cozy and cuddly. I sleep better when it's rainy as well which is nice. When it rains, it's as it should be feel blue. When in sunny days, people will say the weather is really good, why are sad? Everything. Sitting by my window, reading a book. Sleeping late on weekends, listening to rain falling. Dark, overcast skies. Rainy days can be nice lazy days as I don't have work. Because rain seems to make people flock to my store, I guess since they had nothing better to do.
It’s just perfect. Feels so calming. That the sun isn't blinding me. Cloudy/rainy days are just so peaceful. The fact that I don't have to water the plants that day. Rainy days can be nice lazy days as I don't have work. Because rain seems to make people flock to my store, I guess since they had nothing better to do.
I love walking from the train to the house when it’s raining. I turn up my music and take my time. The rain collects on my glasses & they fog up; me not being able to see much, combined with the big headphones, contributes to the feeling of being in my own little world. And the rain on my face feels refreshing. I'm not bothered if it's just spitting outside like, but if it's proper f**kin pissin' it down then I scream an leg it to the nearest place of shelter. I don't carry a brolly with me cuz the british weather is known to turn brollys inside out all the bloody time so I have to wear thick waterproof coats with big hoods on them that don't blow over. Sometimes a "waterproof" pac-a-mac from primark just isn't good enough!
I hate light drizzles. It just feels like an irritating sensation of a bunch of individual things touching me, it makes me really uncomfortable. You know what I love? Super heavy, stay outside for 20 seconds and it looks like you stepped into the shower with your clothes on rain.
Yes but I hate my clothes being wet. So I'd love being in the rain if I could be walking around in just swim shorts or naked. But I don't like walking to class in the humid rain, my shoes damp, bag wet, shirt uncomfortably sticking to my skin, then sitting in my clothes for ages trying to dry off. I've been swimming in the ocean sometimes when it's rained and that's really nice. Being rained on in my backyard is great only because when I'm done I can go straight back inside, get dry and change my clothes. On the other hand unless it's a heavy downpour, I'm in a hurry or I have something I don't want to get wet (paper, books, etc), I don't mind walking in the rain much. When I was in middle school I lived in FL and if I didn't make haste for the house I'd end up walking in the rain because the bus stop was up a street and around the corner.

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Fais le portrait d'une personne que tu admires.

LyMonade’s Profile PhotoMonade.
Christine lagarde is not particularly popular, she is a technocrat. But she is also an incredibly bryant woman, the least of her achievements is to have been an national medallist of synchronised swimming at 15 years old. She comes from a modest family. She has headed one of the largest American law firms and served as French minister three times. She has some skeleton in her closet, such as the credit Lyon and Orange, but it is the case for all French politician in office in the 90s.
It seems to me that no one has found any serious reason to disagree with her leadership of the IMF. She seems to be the perfect candidate for this position. That latter is actually her main weakness, in some areas she will not act where she should have acted. I reckon that’s a relieve to some, compared with her predecessor. Personally I don’t think it has anything to do with the fact that she is a woman that she received the position, no they like her, because they like her. It’s a strength, but every strength can also be a weakness.
I think she is very intelligent and a capable woman and as the managing director for the IMF she was surely very competent and made an impression that she was really in charge and that is not an easy task for a former very male dominated institution as the IMF really was.
I have a very high opinion of Christine Lagarde: A lawyer of international experience, she manages to be assisted by people who are always more competent than her in their specific area, she listens carefully, and then she decides quickly. Once, she decided too quickly but it won’t happen again, see the Bernard Tapie case in France. At the IMF she gained exactly the kind of experience to manage the European Central Bank.
Christine Lagarde is a highly intelligent person and I’m sure she was a great lawyer. The only criticism I would have about her and most likely anyone else who is appointed to this role, are all from the same school of thought. I thought her role in the dealing with the crisis in Greece showed that she didn’t have any independent thoughts about the way forward, and followed the German vision of a solution. But as she is there to do the bidding of her masters, she will be fine.
Ms. Lagarde is extremely talented, street smart with serious political savvy and usually very objective and goal oriented.
She is often able to relate and connect to wide range of political and corporate honchos, always while navigating a treacherously thin rocky trail. She has come to earn a lot of support and political capital with her collaboration and active involvement during the days of 2008 Financial Crisis. She kept an open mind while asserting IMF’s role effectively in what ensued. It was not pretty and it was critical that the big economies continue to collaborate in face of imminent collapse, while making sure the global economy doesn’t get cooked up in the process.

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Ten things you love about Spring or other season 🙂

AdrianaRafaela98’s Profile PhotoAdriianna Rafaella
I'll do each season, just because I have free 30 mins 😂
Spring :⛅🌸🌷
Gets warmer, lighter outside.
First spring flowers appear
It's time to plan ahead - like summers coming, what are we doing?!
Spring is the busiest month I think, there's a lot of garden work to do 😍
It's when the spring sun warms us when we chill in the house through the window.
Spring smells nice 😄
Easter day!
Summer:☀️🌡⛈
It's shorts and tshirt season. We can go swimming, sunbathing. The days are really long - great for walks and travelling. Flowers, flowers and flowers 😍 the trees are pretty and green. It's when the nature is most noticeable. Homegrown veggies, greens, fruits! Also thunderstorms. They're amazing and just a summer thing.
Autumn:🍂🍁🌫
Love it when it changes from the day to darkness in 30 mins 😄
It's movie time, warm drink time. It's when everything becomes yellow and orange outside, which is pretty.
It's harry potter time 😄 Halloween!
Preparing for winter 😄 having strip lights in the house.
Winter: ❄☃️🧊
Snow! The house is extra warm and cozy. Building snowmen 😄 hot cocoa. Sit by the window and watch it snow. Gift shopping. Christmas. Christmas decor everywhere in the house and the store is decorated really nicely. Everything smells like smoke from the chimney. 😄
Sorry I'm waiting someone, so - I'm bored 😂

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Virgin pa rin ba ang babae kung never pa siya nakipag sex sa lalaki pero na f*nger na siya ng ibang girl din? I mean once lang nangyare kaya hindi pa naka experience ng bleeding yung vagay

Well, your hymen can be broken without you even realizing it. Some intense physical activities can stretch or tear it too.(cycling, swimming, horse riding, ect.)
Plus... it doesn't always bleed.
Nonetheless, remember that a person's worth is not measured through one's virginity.

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https://ask.fm/LilMissCrazyGirl/answers/168910645573 - French is quite a difficult language to learn (in my opinion, at least 😹), as for swimming I can understand why you weren't keen on it 😹 Didn't stop you pushing me into that cold river though, did it? 😜

redoasis2017’s Profile Photo★ ☮ ♫ tēຖค¢i໐นŞ t໐๓๓คฯ™ ✌ ♚ ☻
True, to me any language is difficult to learn just because I’m not good at remembering things haha 😆 right so glad they knocked the swimming pool down, and you still remember that 🥴😂

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If you could design the house of your dreams, like if it's contruction was literally only limited by your imagination, how'd it and the area surrounding area look like? What kinds of features would it have? Feel free to go absolutely wild! 🏡🏰🏯

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
IDK. All I know is that it would be great for parties, it would have a bunch of bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, lots of rooms with huge free space, a sauna, jakuzzi, pools, a huge kitchen.. I love walking around, partying, having baths, swimming, so I'd make sure I can do these in there. And for the design, I don't really care, I wanna keep it simple.

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How to increase stamina any tips??

Start holding your breath for logner period of time . Start with a minute . Go to five minutes . After that . Start walking without breathing for a minute . Then increase it to 5 minutes . After that . Start running without breathing for a minute. Increase it to 5 minutes .after that . Turn that run into your fastest sprint . From 1 minute to your maximum limit . After that . Start swimming . Swimming would be so much easier for you after all that and you'd enjoy it a lot . Thanks,🙏

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