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Your Favorite Things

Your Favorite Things

Aimer, your favorite singer

I chose Your Favorite Things as the title as it is a cornerstone of the artist in her career.

With her deep unique husky voice, her cover of Lady Gaga’s Poker Face reached the top in the lead album chart for the jazz category in the iTunes Store and its album reaching second. Accompanied by this big jump, her start wasn’t actually an easy one. When she was 15, she damaged her vocal chords by accident but it soon was gradually treated with Silent therapy. Then when her voice came back it was new, different and was to be obsessed with. She entered the industry with mystery – her voice, identity, and style were distinct from others and thus would give anyone an experience they would ever remember in their lives.

Anime, the way to people’s hearts

Not only did Aimer sing for the masses but also for the enthusiasts. It became a sustenance for her career as it would always be there to be an strategic point to combine her music with culture. Her continuing popularity proved its benefits.

I just want to bring up her debut song Rokutosei no Yoru (Night of the Sixth Magnitude Stars) from No.6 anime.

The song evokes good memories and expresses the sadness of a farewell, but mixed with the hope of meeting that person again.
Rokutosei refers to the stars with the apparent magnitude  of 6.
In astronomy, magnitude measures the brightness of a celestial body.
The brighter an object appears, the lower the value of its magnitude, with the brightest objects reaching negative values.
Magnitude six stars are usually the limit human naked eyes can observe. But, only in a very dark sky and in places without light pollution.
So, these nights are the darkest, but also lighten by the dimly shining stars which represent the hope that always exists.


Her songs Brave Shine and Last Stardust were some of the well known hits she made for an anime most likely to an adaptation of a game route called Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works. After Aimer finished the game she made both songs and gave them to the producer, one ended up as the Opening theme and the other as an Insert song in Episode 20 of the series. She also made songs for Bleach, Gundam Unicorn, Natsume’s Book of Friends and Vinland Saga.


Her position did not only ended up being a single singer but also had collaborations and mentions from many notable people. Some of the big names Aimer worked with were  Taka (ONE OK ROCK), Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS),  TK (Ling tosite sigure) the Tokyo Ghoul OP singer, and chelly (EGOIST). All of her participation with them and other artists songs are compiled in her Daydream album. Aimer’s Kataomoi(One-sided Love) was also recommended in Twitter by Namjoon from BTS a popular K pop group giving her a well deserved attention from more people. Another plus is that she had a performance with Slovak Radio Symphony, an orchestra.


Did you know she only revealed her face in 2016? Hidden behind the angles of the spotlight during her concerts and even the cameras avoided showing her face. And guess what, she wears glasses while singing live which all the more contributed to her shy and mysterious persona.

“Because my best feature is my singing voice, I wanted people to focus only on my music without prejudice by excluding other information because nowadays you can get various kinds of information quickly.” – Aimer

Another reason we see here is that in one time,”dry” voice like an adult, and “sweet” voice like a child, that voice a “DRY & SWEET”. She really appreciates it if her voice is described in that way and it also really comes close to her 2nd cover album entitled Bitter & Sweet.

The pseudonym Aimer (エメ, pronounced eh-meh) is a French word which means “to love”. She didn’t reveal her real name but she said that she’s from Kumamoto, Japan. She sings  jazz, pop, ballads, orchestral and rock. Aimer entitled herself as singer-songwriter. Read this blog for about her position in the music industry.

Other facts? In an early age, Aimer started well with music as her father was a bassist of a band. During her elementary years she played the piano. With the inspiration from different musicians she looked up to, she made a move to learn guitar in junior high. She also writes music in English has good authority on the language because of her experiences living abroad.

With all these information, I reckon that Aimer is like a flower blooming in the desert, amongst the parched barren sands, a different beauty is secretly hidden like a gem waiting to be found and be kept again in a grandiose of collection. Truly a mystery.

We await more of her concerts because she is only in her adult ages born July 9, 1990. Here are the tickets.

Thanks for reading!

How To Deal With Anxiety Disorder

Do you know what an anxiety disorder is? or maybe you know someone who suffers from this? I bet you’ve heard it already but in case you’re not familiar with it yet, let me give you a brief definition of it.

According to an article from the National Institute of Mental Health, “Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. But Anxiety disorder involves more than worry or fear. Anxiety does not go and can get worse over time.

There are actually lots of different types of anxiety. Let me name five of the major types of anxiety disorders. We have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder).

I know so many people in this world are suffering from anxiety disorder and everyone has their own triggers.

Now, how can you cope with an anxiety disorder?

Okay, a little bit of a disclaimer first:

I am no expert on this matter. I don’t hold any certificate or whatsoever. The advice that I’m going to give you comes from my heart as I also not exempted by this disorder.

The first advice is, talk to someone.

Opening up about the struggles that you have in yourself is not always easy, I know that for sure. But before you tell someone about your anxiety, qualify them first, cause if you just tell random people about it, chances are, they won’t take you seriously and it’s a hard reality. I personally think that a person who suffers from anxiety disorder doesn’t always need to have an adviser but a listener. I hope you can find that someone/thing that you can vent to. It may be in a family member, friends, your pet or your plant.

Secondly, as cliche as it may sound, Love Yourself.

How? Eat healthy foods like vegetables and fruits. Do some exercises from time to time Like Zumba, yoga, martial arts, etc. or go on adventures like going on road trips, go to the beach, go to green parks so you can breathe fresh air. I mean we all have different ways of loving ourselves. Also, you have to learn to be unbothered by toxic people. You know, sometimes in our life, we need to let go of toxic people to get successful. Just mind your own business cause it’ll give you so much happiness.

The third advice I can give is to seek professional help. If you feel like you really need it, just do it. Mental health professionals can help you. It’s a process you have to trust. A therapist can help you a lot. Although seeing a therapist can be anxiety-inducing on its own, but it’s worth it.

There are plenty of answers you can find online about how to deal with anxiety, how to be less stressed out about things and etc. But this last advice I can give to anyone who’s reading this is to put God in the center of your life. Sometimes when a person with an anxiety disorder feels lost and at his/her lowest, tends to forget God and I’m even guilty about this. Just call his name and pray to him. “Cast your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:7. Always remember that in everything we do, God is always with us. He is just guiding us. Just let go of the worries and let God.

Freelancing for Filipino Millennials: The best choice

Working in a corporate world requires one’s eight hours devotion of his day to his job. But even that 8-hour devotion is prone to a series of compromise
Photo credit to Inlea

Working in a corporate world requires one’s eight hours devotion of his day to his job. But even that 8-hour devotion is prone to a series of compromise because, at times, you need to stay a little bit longer to do more for the company. Though you’re being paid for this over time, however, your time for your family bonding or personal get together with your friends out goes off. And the fact that you are in the Philippines and there’s about 90% chance that you’re in Metro Manila, the work-related stress rises up to the brim because of the crazy-heavy traffic. These make you feel exhausted all the time. So when you get home, you just simply find a cozy place to recharge yourself for another day; hence no family bonding after work at all.

Although, working is a must for survival—this often forces us to go to the crowded cities and do something for a living—because, how are you going to survive if you don’t have something to stuff inside your stomach, after all?

I might sound unfair if I don’t tell positive benefits from working in the corporate world. There are government-imposed benefits for workers which employers are required to comply with, but these are all possible when workers do their share on the expenses to be paid for these benefits; we are not exempted from getting involved in this. There may be some incentives that employees receive from their employers as their bonus. But not the entire workforce experience the same, it’s only a privilege that companies give to their workers. So, if you belong to a company that dispenses bonuses, hey, dude, you’re lucky!

Moms and Dads who hate leaving their kids and family for work or call center agents who hate their unbalanced work-to-family and friends schedules, usually venture into the freelance world to fill up this gap while they earn at the same time. These are the most used perks that we often hear or read from the work-from-home encouragement posts. There’s actually more to that. You can have the government imposed benefits (SSS, Pag-ibig, and Philhealth) as well–only that you need to work them out yourself. Freelancing benefits come with a plus. This plus lets you experience a shower of crispy bills either in pesos or in dollars and a storm of countless opportunities for learning new skills and many different things. Meeting with foreigners around the world and working with them almost every day, you won’t need to go abroad to make that little childhood dream come. These are what make freelance world way, way more exciting.

To be honest, you can learn a lot from your job through work-related and sometimes personal development training and seminars which your company could sponsor you with or perhaps you fund them yourself because your company is very generous to the highest level. Hats off to that, but such opportunities are confined in the box of your career and personal development towards your job. And the big problem here is that your job stays at your company all the time, they cannot go out. Therefore when training happens and the luck seems unkind to you that instance then you’ll end up recalling what happened in your work while you’re out. Freelancing offers you more than that. You can have as much enhancement and development training seminars as you like anytime, anywhere while working because your job stays with you almost all the time. As long as you have the internet and laptop with you, you’re always good to go.

Freelancing is especially suitable for the ones who have travel goals with their friends and loved ones anywhere either around the Philippines or abroad. It makes even more exciting and intense when you do it with the one who makes their day complete and special. You can definitely do it while working. And if intimate love is not your thing because you would rather die for the nation than for Juliet but doesn’t want to enter into politics, then volunteering to organizations with advocacies and causes that promote development, welfare, and progress while freelancing is the wisest choice ever for you. These are all possible because, at the end of the day, in the freelance world, you have your own time, YOU CONTROL YOUR TIME!

Don’t get me wrong, all that I mentioned above will only become the best if you have the passion, the purpose, and the capacity of doing multi-tasks at once. Because, in the long run, it is with the environment-driven ability of one to pursue dreams where heroes conquer everything.

How Jogging and joining Marathon improves lives.

How Jogging and joining Marathon improves lives.


Pursuing success is something of a life goal. Have you ever wondered what your life would be if your unhealthy? You became unproductive and your prospective in life is bleak? your beginning to doubt your capability and your sense of success is starting to wither and gone? Well I have a suggestion for you.

My Suggestion!

Yes! A suggestion for good health and no! this is not something that you have to spend your hard-earned money. Anyway, this is MARATHON, yes this is it. The activity that all people usually do where ever they go Jogging, running and walking. This is the simplest exercise a person could do.

The Benefits?

Now its benefit’s its full of fun, family friendly and healthy. check it down below! and now you’ll be more happy, disciplined and responsive, wouldn’t you like that, and there’s no cons in it.

The first one is easy!

  • First, you can always wear clothing that suits you best. special things not required.
  • Second, anywhere anytime, fancy gym to run? No! public park is your friend, you can use it as your own ground.
  • Third, you and your family, friends or your pet can do this too. Now it can be a family bonding, how sweet.
  • Fourth, there are competitions, you can join these with your family and friends (and get rewards too).
  • Fifth, it will teach more of self discipline and your physique will be more responsive.

Oh No! I can do this!

Don’t get swayed by negative people. They don’t know, Its your accomplishment and not them, you deserve this, don’t be discourage by what they say. And if someone outrun you, remember, you’ll get there with constant training and healthy lifestyle. It takes time

Its never to late to be healthy, that you can pursue more in life.

Take care of your body. Its the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn