Defenseless with Alex?

A while ago, we shared the story about this upcoming seminar, taught by Egan and Alex. One of our new readers going by the name K, told us she was going to attend it and we asked her to share her experience with the rest of us unlucky ladies, who are not fortunate enough to be able to attend ourselves 😉 .

I find it very hard to believe anyone would push Alex away. Did they really?

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Click on pic to read the article on Honolulu Pulse about the seminar.

This is K´s account of her day, learning to defend herself at the hands of Alex O :

Best $300 ever spent.
 
Alex was amazing. He was very sweet and very helpful. He’s an excellent teacher. That bad-boy façade we see on Steve McGarrett every Friday night was non-existent. He was smiling, laughing, and joking around. He wasn’t arrogant at all. He was friendly and very laid-back. It didn’t seem like he was forced to be there, he was very willing and cooperative.
 
Good news: all women behaved themselves. 😀
 
We weren’t allowed to use our personal cameras (which is why you don’t see any of our photos surfacing the web yet). Egan Inoue had a photographer go around and snap photos, which are to be emailed to us. Hopefully soon.
 
There were two sessions. There were 15 ladies for the first session and at the second session there were 20 ladies. The overall event raised $10,500 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.
 
The seminar started off with instructor introductions. Egan, Alex, and a few female trainers taught the class.
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It began with Egan showing us how to do the move, and then we broke off into pairs and practiced the moves on our partner.
 
Alex made every woman’s fantasy come true when he went around the room and help us one-on-one with the movements and motions of the move. Yes, this meant lots of touching, grabbing, grappling, pinning, holding—you name it.WAAH
 
Alex helped me with an “escape” move. He was pretending to be the attacker, grabbing me by the wrists. The move was to “do what the attacker least expects” which is to go in close then push away. I remember my face being on his chest when I went in close. Either he had a strong grip or I’m just weak but I couldn’t pull away. I remember saying out loud: “Oh my god, you’re strong.” Haha. He told me to use my back to help pull away instead of twisting my body to turn.
 
The next move was as if someone grabbed your shoulder from behind and we were to make a circle with our arm to get him off. My hair was down and I remember him moving my hair to grab onto my shoulder. I made a circle with my arm to knock his hand off. He said it was good. “Just remember..big circles,” he said as he was holding my arm making the motion.
 
He worked with me and my partner on a quick-get up move if we were pushed down to the ground. No touching was involved for this one. Shucks.
 
Later, he was helping a pair nearby on a sweep move and I was just observing the motions when he needed a partner to demonstrate to them and motioned me to come over. Without any hesitation, I gladly helped him.
 
He was on his back and I was the “attacker” pretending to be choking him. I don’t really remember what happened after that. I remember being on top of him with my hands around his neck – haha.
 
Alex helped me learn another sweep move. He played the role of the “attacker”. He stood over me as I was on my back. I had my right foot on his hip and my left foot hooked behind his knee and my right hand grabbing his ankle. From there, we’re supposed to use our left foot to bring the attacker down and use our right foot to push him off and throw his ankle across his body to make it harder for him to get back up. I brought AOL down! 🙂
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I think all ladies had a fair amount of Alex time.
 
The session went by really fast. We had about 5-10 minutes to practice the move then we had to move on and learn a new one. Before I knew it, the class was over.
 
The main thing that Egan and Alex wanted us to take away was:
1. 1. Try not to get yourself in that kind of situation.
  • a. Safety in numbers
  • b. Don’t be afraid to ask for help…call security or police to let them deal with the situation instead of dealing with it yourself which might put you in more danger
2. 2. Be cognizant of your surroundings.
3. 3. Run, run, run!
 
At one point during the session he mentioned having a “wife and three kids” at home, so I’m guessing that he and Malia tied the knot. I thought they were just dating and with a kid together. Sorry ladies.
 
After the session, Alex stayed around to mingle and take individual photos as well as a group photo with us.
 
As he was heading out, some fans caught him and asked for autographs which he graciously signed using the hood of his truck as a flat surface. I asked him to sign my Hawaii Five-0 pass.

And that marks one of the greatest days of my life. It feels like it was a dream. The fact that he didn’t get paid to do any of this and was truly volunteering his time to raise money for charity makes him even more respectable and attractive. I love Alex O’Loughlin!

 Thank you K!

This is such a great account of this memorable day and it is a wonderful treat for us all!! 😛

 
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Click on the pic to get the story and more pics on Pacific Business News

PS. If anyone else here on our blog is willing to share their stories meeting with this wonderful man, please don´t hesitate to contact us. Our email is intense.study.aol@gmail.com and can also be found on our introduction page 😀 After all, I think it´s safe to say, we never get tired of hearing how wonderful Alex is with his fans 🙂

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72 responses to “Defenseless with Alex?

  1. Thanks so much @K for sharing your envy-inspiring, hands-on AOL experience. 😉
    I won’t deny that I’m INCREDIBLY jealous and I don’t know exactly why I almost had tears in my eyes while reading this. But to hear how laid-back and relaxed he was with you ladies, even though he HAD to know why you all REALLY signed up, makes me love him even more… I guess I’ll have to get in line… *sigh* 😉

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  2. dina

    I would have loved to be there. Unfortunetely, France is a bit too far …

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  3. Thanks for sharing your story with us K I would love to be there too, sounds like we have another reason to love Alex even more! Is that possible!! 😉

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  4. Manumuppet

    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience with us 🙂
    Really sounds like a dream come true.
    It’s great to hear about Alex still being so down to earth and friendly.
    His generosity makes us love him even more.

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing K!! Awesome story!

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  6. Mari

    Thanks for the great recount! Glad it was an amazing experience for you!

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  7. nycdiva824

    I’ll say $300 is more than worth it! If he ever has this in NYC I will be signed up.   Your are one lucky woman!

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  8. Kimphin1

    What a terrific first-hand account of the class! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. venia

    Hmm I think when alex acting career end he will have somthing else he can go into, or have on the side from acting

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  10. Anwyn

    ONE LUCKY WOMAN!! I’ve got to scream out loud now, cause I think I would not have been able to handle the situation. Look at the first picture of the article. She has her knee in his CROTCH. More screaming! Fans herself. I really admire you, for keeping so cool @K and thanks a lot for sharing this incredible event with us. I can’t get over it. He held your wrists, firmly, ok, I have to go now before I start being hysterical. I am all flustered now.

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    • Miek

      Hi Anwyn, I also had a hard time keeping my cool. And the first few hours after the seminar I couldn’t believe it actually happened, but I’ve got the bruses to show how he grabbed my wrists as well. I’m just sorry I didn’t get the chance like kay to swirl myself on top of him 🙂

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      • Anwyn

        OMG That’s too much to handle. I can tell you that I did some crazy stuff in my life and I completely understand you. You had the opportunity and the time and you just did it. You are crazy, but good crazy:-)

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    • buttercup

      @ Anwyn
      You have spoken for me too! I couldn’t have expressed it better!
      If he comes to switzerland i would sell everything to join 😉 !!

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  11. This makes me love him even more! Thank you K for giving such detail. I am so jealous, but happy for you all at once! Getting to touch Alex and learn something very valuable would be so worth the $300! I must now start my weight loss plan in case I ever get the chance to lay on top of him and choke him. 😆 You lucky, lucky lady!

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  12. Annette

    He is adorable, and seems like a really nice guy. It is sad Florida is so far away from Hawaii, would have loved to meet him.

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    • Miek

      Hi Annette, Sometimes you just gotta go for it. I live in Holland. Took a 22 hour journey in and a 22 hour journey out to stay over in Honolulu for 4 days. best decision I ever made. Was totally worth the money and the travelling time.

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      • Did you fly over there just for this thing? Wow, that is serious dedication 😀 You are my heroin 🙂

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        • Miek

          Wow, that’s a nice perspective! Most just call me an idiot 🙂 I just felt I had to do this, so I did. It’s like they say: You never regret what you did, only what you didn’t do.

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          • That is so true. We shouldn´t let fear stop us from doing stuff, and yet it happens all too often…

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          • Never listen to the naysayers. I think it is great you went. I am a big sports fan and I flew from Florida to Arizona for one weekend game because they were honoring one of my favorite sports legends. People thought I was crazy and that is just flying across the United States. But, I didn’t care, it was worth it to me.

            I have also traveled throughout the United States going to see my favorite band, Nine Inch Nails in different cool venues.

            I say live your passions. You only go around once so no regrets, no fear. I only wish I would have learned that lesson sooner in life but it is NEVER too late! 🙂

            As for the post itself, what great fun and I am happy for all who attended and learned and met Alex!

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            • Miek

              Hi Visage13, you live the perfect life! I love people that just do what they feel like doing. You’re awesome.

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              • It is far from perfect but I do try to have fun. I tend to spend my money on experiences rather then the small things. I have always been like that. Memories are more important then stuff. Not that I don’t have some stuff but I would just rather spend my money on travel. I haven’t been able to do that in a while but soon…..

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                • Miek

                  Hope you’ll get around to it in the very near future. It’s so important to live your dreams.
                  Because of my health I wasn’t able to do pretty much anything but work and sleep for the past few years. I felt I had to make up for some of that by doing everything I ever wanted in the last few months. That’s why it was so amazing that this opportunity came round. in any other time of my life I would have thought twice, I’m glad the time was now. this I’ll never forget.

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          • buttercup

            I think it’s cool you did it (it’s crazy too 😉 ) Make your dreams come true, way to go miek!!!!
            I’m soooooo jealous, but in a good way and it’s super cool you share some personal things with us, thanks!

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          • Manu

            I think you did a great thing in going and if that’s what you wanted to do nobody has the right to say otherwise. Some people criticized me for going to hawaii for SOTB4 but i didn’t care. it was my dream and it was an amazing experience. Thumbs up for you 🙂

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            • Miek

              Hat’s of to you as well Manu. How was SOTB4?

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              • Manu

                It was great 🙂 Very fast and chaotic with all those people behind us but my friends and i managed to get front row by staying on the beach since 24 hours before the event. I had a few seconds with Alex when he stepped off the red carpet and a nice pic with him. Best thing of the trip though was being a background extra in episode 4.08. (the one with Nick Jonas) My friends and I went to the airport when they were filming and got picked as bg extras it was fun and amazing. Alex recognized us from the evening before and said “Good morning ladies”, my heart melts at the memory. He is the best!

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      • Tanja

        Miek, I’m also from Holland (groetjes uit Haarlem).
        You r my AOL hero!!!!!!
        Last year I went to Hawaii from Holland and spend 2 weeks there. After 1 week back in Holland I still had severe jet lag (12 hours difference just gets you!).
        So for you to be there for 4 days, WOW!
        * I humbly bow to you*

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        • Miek

          Thanks!.
          By the way, 4 days is perfect. I can now officially say, there’s no jetlag anywhere to be found. So If you want to visit Honolulu again, just make it a weekend trip 🙂

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  13. Wonderful experience for those lucky ladies. One to get training that might save their lives one day Two they were able to train with the wonderful Alex. Seems that being in Hawaii for H50 is more to him than a simple paycheck. Giving back to the community and helping such a wonderful cause shows the kind of person he is. A beautiful home, a wife and three kids, he truly seems to have settled down and is loving life and is giving back, Alex is a winner for sure 🙂

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    • I think this sort of thing might not have happened anywhere else but HI. It must be the local Aloha spirit that is making him this accessible with the fans and community 🙂

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  14. I don’t he and Malia are married I think it’s easier to say wife then GF I am living with. He referenced her son as her son NOT stepson…great job in meeting him I wish I could someday.

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    • I don’t know but in the past he has referred to her as his partner. I say if he says he’s married then I believe him. I wish him luck. Maybe he referred to her son as his and not stepson because he probably treats him like a son.

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      • Miek

        He said in the seminar that he always tells his wife and three kids at home to be aware of any trouble and to run as fast as they can If they have the opportunity . So if he’s married or not, he obviously feels she’s his wife. Wish them al the luck in the world.

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    • I think it might be less nice of Alex to refer to Spike as stepson. After all, he has had Alex around for a long time now, and he is still very young.

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  15. Thank you for sharing your story with us K!! 😀 So wonderful to hear about Alex in his natural habitat. He really is a wonderful human being. ♥

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  16. Linda E.

    Thank you so much !! Alex is just perfect in every way, as if we didn’t already know it.

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  17. SueB

    Sounds like everyone met the REAL Alex O and as we already knew he is kind and sweet and thoughtful! Love these notes with so much detail! Thank you soooo much for sharing with us!

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  18. buttercup

    I’m so jealous K 😉 !!!
    It’s frkn unbelievable that you have survived 😆 ! Grabbling with steveMcgarrett!But thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful experiences with us!
    Lots of love from switzerland!

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  19. K thanks hon for sharing this with the countless number of us who would have loved to be U that day !! Your account was detailed enough that I felt I was a part of it all, many thanks !!

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  20. Wow, this is really just….awesome. Awesome for Alex to spend his free Sunday helping his friend, doing a good deed and helping women in a real life/death manner. Happy to hear he was “just Alex” and not “Alex the actor” while he was there. Very jealous of you all but happy to hear the stories and see the pictures. ❤ Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Come to think of it, this whole thing reminds me a little of an acting workshop I once took part in at Fedcon XIV (2005). It was held by Andrew J. Robinson (Garak in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and even though I wasn’t attracted to him the way I am to Alex (I just admired his portrayal of Garak), it was an awesome experience. As someone said here about Alex in that seminar: you got to meet the REAL person, not a TV persona. That’s how I felt taking part in that workshop back then. It was amazing! Might be a little off-topic but I just remembered… and maybe I needed to remember so I can feel a little less jealous. 😉
    ………………………………. NOPE, didn’t work……………………………… 😉

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  22. Awwww….in the last picture, HE’S PROTECTING THE FOY!!! LOL!

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  23. K

    Wow, thanks all for the kind words. It was really such an incredible, memorable event. It was for a good cause and we learned potentially life-saving techniques..that’s a win-win to me. I wish that I had more to document my experience than my blurry memory. It felt like a dream. It felt like it didn’t happen. But I have bruises on both of my wrists so it must have happened!?

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    • Thanks again K, for giving us your story to share!
      I think you did quite well putting all the detail together for us. You are a star! 🙂

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    • Miek

      Hi K,
      They really thought some valuable lessons as well as giving us a once in a lifetime experience.
      I sometimes still can’t believe I was actually there and it was all real, but you’re story is very well documented. You did a great job there!
      BTW did you receive the pics of the event already? I can’t wait to see them!

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  24. WOW! Thank you, K, so much for sharing your priceless experience! Mwah 😀

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  25. Lynne

    Great article but if he was legally married don’t you think the press would have gotten hold of that especially with his celebrity status in Hawaii?

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    • Do not know? It took the press 8 months into their pregnancy with Lion, to find out and say anything about it. 😀
      If nobody asks, they might feel they don’t have to share.

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      • Lynne

        Do you have the article or link where they said that they were married? I know people can talk but when it comes down to facts everything is not always true. I know the news media is always interested in celebs personal lives especially marriages. That’s why they have shows like Entertainment Tonight and The Insider and a zillion other shows about them. I’m sure that would be big news in Hawaii! Thanks!

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        • There is no article where they say they are married. And we are not saying that they are.
          What K is saying here, is that Alex referend to Malia as his wife – either he is just using the word or it is true – who knows?
          On the latest picture of them from AIF awards, Malia was displaying a rather prominent and big ring on her ring finger – again that says nothing, but it makes you wonder?
          Also at SOTB it sounded like he talked about being married into a Hawaiian family (although the words are not clearly heard and we can’t be sure)
          Sure we will only know for sure when they formaly announce it – but just because they haven’t yet does not make it true or false.
          I actually wish the media will ask, so that we can get an official answer!!

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    • I somehow think this matter is not of importance to the news media. It is just fans that are curious of it 🙂 And let´s not forget that Alex doesn´t answer questions about private matters, not even to the media.

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      • Lynne

        Last interview I heard he did answer several questions about private matters like his family. And the news media is always interested. Just trying to get to the facts and not speculation…

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        • In the latest article (TV Plus) he refers to Spike as his stepson – also makes one kind of wonder?
          But as I say above, evidence are piling up, but only an official announcement will clear it up for those of us who wonder about it.

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  26. Sandra

    I think with Alex saying this stuff at publicized events the news media is then free to check it out. OF COURSE it would be big news in Hawaii. They are always discussing the show in their papers and even on their TV news as it is basically the only series filming successfully there.
    So if this was a legal marriage, and not just a symbolic ceremony, it would be a matter of public record and I think it would be in some newspaper or in the news.

    Alex has not been very private about his family, unlike the rest of the cast.

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    • Again I am saying as I said to Lynne. Just because the media said nothing does not make it true or false. It took the media 8 months to report on their pregnancy – that was also big news for me.
      Alex using the word wife, marriage into a Hawaiian family, Spike as his stepson and Malia wearing a diamond ring on her ring finger, are all things piling up evidence – if it is true all false – we don’t know?
      Fact is earlier their was speculation because others said things – now Alex is saying things that makes one wonder – is he just seeing his commitment as that of a husbamd or is it an official marriage of a Hawaiian ceremony – we will not know for sure either way unless the question is asked and answered. Just because nobody asked or answered it, does not make it true or false.

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      • Sandra

        A pregnancy is not public record; a birth is. So pregnancy isn’t something the press will report on unless given permission. A marriage IS public record. On Alex’s wiki they updated the Aussie award he got last month but no mention of him being married.
        I am not saying he is or isn’t. I am saying that I find it strange that the media wouldn’t have checked this out right after he mentions marriage and since it would be in the public records, reported on it.
        Either it is a secret (so why is Alex saying anything?) or it isn’t and he would announce it in his wiki and in the media officially.
        There is controversial evidence both ways.

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        • The media might just not be as interested in it as we as fangirls are, to go and look up public records? 😀
          Sorry but wiki is not an official page of Alex that he updates himself. Tons of information on that page of Alex are simply not true at all and totally inacurate!
          And again he might not say anything, if he is not asked or have a reason not to want to answer.
          And I totally agree with you there are evidence both ways ……

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  27. Thank you K (and dank u wel Miek) for your story! You brought Alex down – and me too. 😉 There are some fans who met the ‘just Alex’. And everybody says the same: he is a wonderful, nice, funny and ‘normal’ down to earth person!
    And it’s you who has him in the chokehold in one of the pics? You had your hands around this neck, touched the veins? Oh girl, you know we are all jelaous?
    Maybe he was a little bit sweaty too? May I ask: How does he smell? 😉 Always wanted to know that…

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  28. cvc-eve

    K – thanks for sharing your story – I credit you for being able to go through with it and not just standing there giggling and blushing and turning into a puddle of goo!

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  29. K

    leiCa, no that’s not me in the chokehold picture. I wish someone had taken a photo of me and Alex in that position! His shirt was definitely damp, but I didn’t mind. I don’t remember how he smelled because I forgot to smell when I was close to him–he took my breath away!

    cvc-eve, I was definitely a puddle of goo inside. His beauty is so intimidating! >_<

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    • Lee Ann

      Really enjoyed this rather sweet episode. Ticked off that show is not on the next TWO weeks! Great story on Womens Defense class – SOOOOOOooo jealous. Read Malia is not divorced from her second husband – Paula dear, God is capitalized. Also I’m amazed you send these l week. Lots of work = thanks.

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  31. Dear Miek
    Thank you for following your dreams, wishes and goals. And sharing your amazing experience of meeting Alex, the self defence class and Hawaii trip with us. I’m proud of you!

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