Friday, August 24, 2012

Gemini Woman And Virgo Man

SIGN COMPATIBILITY

Gemini Woman Virgo Man Compatibility

Our Gemini Woman Virgo Man compatibility rating is 8. Both are Mutable signs, and both share the same planet, Mercury. Your communication with one another is superb, and although the elements may be somewhat discordant, you'll always find a way of working things out.
With a little adaptation, this relationship can be a 9.

The Elements

Air vs Earth - You gain your vivacity from the Air element; he gains his seriousness from Earth. This is actually a good combination; even though the elements are generally discordant, the other common factors bring them into balance easily.

The Qualities

Mutable - Both of you are Mutable Signs; this means that you share a certain flexibility that makes adapting to each others' needs easy.

The Planets

Both are Mercury - Having the same quality and planet is an especially favorable omen for your relationship with a Virgo Man. It shows that you have similar interests, and go about pursuing them the same way. It's also true that he actually likes conversation, but it's likely that he takes himself, and you (and life in general), a lot more seriously than you do.

Love and Romance

A typical Gemini Woman is gregarious and always seeking new and enjoyable social situations, while the typical Virgo Man is quite content to amuse himself with his personal pursuits. This is usually the first, and sometimes only, point of disagreement between you. It's not that the Virgo is anti-social, but he often feels that he'd be much better off if he had someone in his life who "knows the territory" and this is where you come in. He'll admire your ease with all sorts of people, and is as much of a stimulating conversationalist as you are. He may appreciate romance, rather than getting passionately engulfed by it, but you do to. The kind of light and tender feelings that you enjoy together is special to him, and as long as you're willing to give him the time and space he needs for himself from time to time, you're not likely to be subjected to his sharp and precise criticism. You have a powerful advantage over women of other signs in this area; your shared planet Mercury is exalted in his sign, so he tends to put you on a pedestal.

The Keys to Success

Don't try to pry information from him.

Virgo Men are somewhat secretive; they don't like sharing their every thought with their partner. It's not a good idea to try to pry something out of him he's not volunteering; chances are very good that part of his quiet time is dedicated to improving himself, and he may not be willing to discuss that part of his internal "website" that's "under construction." He treasures his privacy, and will give you plenty of freedom once he trusts you, because it gives him a chance to enjoy it.

Don't try to tell him what he is thinking.

One of the few things that can get him really upset is if you tell him what he is thinking. Just try to avoid doing so; he knows as well as you do that you're only making an assumption and whether it's accurate or not, he finds it really offensive.

He is almost always thinking of your feelings.

Common annoyances and irritations may cause him to grumble and complain, but he rarely lets that be the cause of an argument. He's more concerned about your feelings than you think, and will only lecture you if his have really been hurt. He can be a sensitive lover or a scathing critic; it all depends on your sensitivity to his needs.
Final Score: Gemini Woman Virgo Man compatibility = 80%.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

At 24


May 23… It’s been 3 months since I turned 24. But it feels like so many things happened. Like it’s been a year.
Stepping into a new age, a new life unfolded. A lot of self-discoveries unveiled. Friendships lost. Friendships gained. New tasks, new goals. And yes, probably a new view—of life and how strange things are turning out for me.
My path is still yet to be determined. It’s not something that I can foresee or predict despite the fact that for several times, my intuitions prove to be right. How things will turn out in the end is something that I am yet to see… but not anytime soon.
I have gone through whirlwinds recently. Emotions that were so strong it drives me off the wall sometimes. It’s not surprising. After all, I know I have always been like that. Just that lately, I think it was uncontrollable.
I have new wants and new needs. Who would have thought I will reach the point when I wanted to go so far? Or that I will be brave enough to say something I never thought I will say in my entire life? Who could have guessed I would need so much patience in waiting for something I suddenly started wanting? Oh well. Such is life.
What I do appreciate and what I am thankful about is that I’m still here. I still have THEM. I guess for now, that’s all that matters.

Friday, August 17, 2012


Self-Love -- One thing that I kept on thinking about. How much do I love myself? What am I not doing for myself?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Japan Trip

I know this is a super delayed post but I just gotta blog about my trip!

So, I was lucky to get the chance to travel to TOKYO last May 21st until June 30th. First of all, it was my first time to travel outside of the Philippines and second, I had to travel alone. So talk about FIRST TIMES!

Anyway, my flight was at 2PM and lucky enough, PAL flights weren't delayed and I arrived around 7PM in Narita Airport. Not knowing what to do, I just followed the crowd as soon as the plane landed and there I was, Immigrations-Customs then out. I then told myself, "Yes, I am finally here" . Nick G. met me at the airport and we took the airport bus going to Shinjuku. I was amazed that there wasn't any heavy traffic on the way to Shinjuku. I was taking pics of the street plus, I can't help but notice how polite people were because since I boarded the bus, I have been thanked 4 times by different personnels for taking the bus ride.

Fashion is one thing that I wanted to see in Tokyo. So, that night, I noticed how people dressed the same for work. Specially the guys. Black blazer and pants, white collared long sleeves and tie. Yes, a bunch of guys crossing the street wore the same thing and I was in awe.

Upon arriving in Shinjuku, we took a cab going to Nakano-shimbashi where I lived for a month and 2 weeks. The cab was so different from what we have in Manila simply because the driver's seat is on the left side. Plus, the cab drivers are so polite, they give receipt after you pay and yes, NO TIPS REQUIRED.

Nakano-shimbashi at 9PM. It was so cold. Probably the coldest I have experienced since I went out of Manila ofcourse. We walked in the street of Nakano-shimbashi and Nick showed me places where I can buy food and water and the train station I need to take going to work. Finally, after the short tour, we arrived at the Sakura House. It was so neat and beautiful for an apartment. I got my own room and the house unit has a clean kitchen and 4 bathrooms ( bathing and urinal rooms are separate and well, separate for girls and boys too ). One thing that made me smile when I got in my room is the fact that I was expecting to sleep Japanese style, tatami mats. But, I got a nice comfy bed instead! WOOOOOWWWWW. Happiness! :)

I woke up early the following morning since I had to go to work. I have never experienced riding a train and my first time to take one going to work ( Nakano-shimbashi-- Akasaka-mitsuke-- Tameike-sanno or another option is Nakano-shimbashi-- Nakano-sakaue-- Akasaka-mitsuke - Tameike-sanno ). Train was very crowded since it is the main means of transportation in the country. But I can say that having tried that was a really "japanese" experience!

When I got to work, I was pretty nervous since I am the only one who belongs to the 5th floor. The rest of the Filipinos sent there for a business trip were on the 4th floor. So, with a smile, I went up and finally met everybody! Some of them know me from Facebook because I have added them in the past. It was great! I finally knew the people from the company website. And the feeling was like " Oh... this is how he/she is like in person. "

In Japan, I didn't just work. Of course, I had the chance to go to different places. Some places I went to were Kamakura-- saw the huge Buddha there! ; Odaiba -- saw the huge Gundam Wing Robot & AgeHa ; Daikanyama -- went to Cafe Michael Angelo and Hacienda del Cielo ; Harajuku -- shopping street!!! ; Omotesando -- Asahi Super Cold, Super Dry beer place, Abercrombie&Fitch and also Suzu Cafe ; Ginza-- Aoyama -- brunch at   Two Rooms ; Shinjuku -- H&M, Forever 21, IOIO ( Marui ) , Kirin City for frozen beer , Din Tai Fung, Daidaya and the freakin' Lock Up place ; Ropponggi Hills -- Mori Tower , Ropponggi -- Feria & Chinese Cafe Eight , Chiba -- Huge Outlet Mall! ; Shibuya -- Hachiko and the famous crossing. I also attended Ken's kendo class. Imagine all those places! Those are only some of the places I've been to. Imagine the food I ate in those places too. I just love it!

Also, it's so nice to walk around Tokyo on a weekend just to observe people because everybody's so fashionable. They are not afraid to look different which is the normal fear of Filipinos. We just want to blend with everybody whereas people in Tokyo.. it's like everybody wants to stand out. Heels, shorts, hats... everything is so fancy and fab! I also did a bit of shopping specially in Harajuku and the surrounding streets. H&M became my favorite. I went to 2 stores of H&M in different locations.

When it comes to food, I can say that the best part of eating in Tokyo is that they only serve fresh food. Fresh as in fresh. Not pretending to be fresh. I have never enjoyed vegetable salad in my life until I got there ( I'm so sorry Sonja's Garden ). Also, they serve the best tempura, takoyaki, sushi, sashimi and sandwhiches. Convenience stores have a wide selection of cold coffee and chocolates that I enjoyed everyday during my stay. 711 has great rice meals which indicates the carbohydrate content of the meal so if you are on a diet, it's no problem at all. I think it's because most people in Japan are conscious of their figure.
Actually, you seldom see obese people there.

What's Tokyo experience without clubbing? Of course!!! You know me. I partied at Blue Live in Korean Town, I also went to AgeHa and Feria. Although I was "culture shocked" with the clubbing scene, I don't think it's something negative. It was actually so much fun! Music were in English ( except Blue Live ) and I know most of the songs. People dance really wild ( which I seldom see here in Manila because when i go to Republiq, although people dance, it looked more of a sway-sway, head nodding to the rhythm and arms pumping type ) like jumping, hugging while jumping and yes, some didn't care if they were out of tune or stepping on somebodyelse's foot--> I am a victim. Ouch. hahaha!

I want to go back to Japan and stay longer. I want to relocate. When I was there, I felt so independent. Yes, I did miss my family a lot but I also learned so many things during my stay. Their culture, a bit of their language and personally, I learned to look after myself because I don't want to disappoint my Mom. I kept on thinking that if something ever happens to me there, how's my Mom supposed to know right? So, even if it didn't look like it, I watched what I ate, I made sure I got home on time and drank moderately. As well, I learned to schedule household chores which I don't usually do here in the PH.

From the time I got there, there was this feeling in my heart that I am meant to be there. I can imagine myself living a life in Tokyo. It's such a nice place and thinking about it makes me feel a shiver run up my spine. I'm inlove with it.

I would really recommend visiting Tokyo. It's one of the greatest places to go to. And, not to forget that it's so safe there. No robbers at all. People are always polite and honest. Where else would you rather be than in a place as great as that? :)

Hacienda del Cielo in Daikanyama

Harajuku

Kamakura


Odaiba

Odaiba

Odaiba

Mori Tower in Ropponggi Hills

Tokyo Tower

Ropponggi during the Press Room Event 

Two Rooms in Aoyama

One Day... I Will Meet You


Sunday, August 5, 2012

JAPAN

Brace yourselves because I will be posting about my Japan trip soon! I know it's long overdue but hey, better late than never. :)


Anj