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Haruka Watabe

Photographers Nonoy Figueroa, Totomai, SleekGeek Studios, Noli Fernan Perez, Adrian Panganiban, John Kevin Rama Makeup Sleek Makeup Artistry, Wenwen Zaspa Web Development Jason Conde Art Director Popoy Ferrer Watermelon Designs 8 HEALTH AND FITNESS DON'T FEAR THE BACON

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Haruka Watabe is a 19-year old daughter to a Japanese Father and a Filipina Mother. She was born in Tokyo Japan and currently residing in Cebu City Philippines as a student taking up Occupational Therapy. She loves singing, dancing and playing the violin.

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While studying she also spends some of her time as an events video jockey for a local Cable TV channel and also models under one of Cebu's top modeling agencies. Although she misses the food and cosmetics Japan, the friendly and caring people of the Philippines is making her love her stay.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

LOVE IT WORDS BY CHRIS RAYMUND I. HERNANDEZ Taekwondo Instructor and Crossfitter

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Don't leave it.

rom my January article I introduced you to "Paleo Diet". One of the fastest growing diet is now a lifestyle to some, Let us live how our ancestors lived before and you will see results and feel stronger ,healthier and look better. The simplest form of diet where you don't have to count calories, remove the fear of fat, and know that eating fat helps you burn more fat. And in our topic for this month we will talk about "Bacon". I know most of you, specially our loyal readers will agree that everyone loves "Bacon". Yes we are going to talk about bacon! What?! Isn't that full of fat? All that fatty oil you see dripping every time you lift bacon away from your plate... How can that be healthy? Again, let me remind you that eating healthy fats help you burn more fats! Yes bacon is one of them because bacon helps you fully satiate your appetite with high protein/ low carb energy, helping the body lose weight, raise one's metabolism and build leaner, stronger muscles. Bacon actually has less total fat, saturated

fat and cholesterol than many popular cuts of beef and chicken. While some fish has less fat and cholesterol than bacon, bacon has more protein power and does not contain mercury unlike fish. But isn't bacon full of nitrates and nitrites? Have no fear because sodium nitrate when used as curing agent is converted as sodium nitrite and these sodium nitrite actually possesses the antimicrobial properties that make it a good preservative. Still scared of what you used to think was one of the reason that lead to heart disease? Well, you really shouldn't be. Infact there are studies that show that the omega-3 fatty acids and "choline" found in bacon can actually protect the heart from developing detrimental problems, as well as actually help heal such anomalies, after they have occured. But just a reminder choose bacon that are sold at local farmers market, they are healthier than those of the grocery store sold bacon.

Here are some reasons why you shouldn't fear bacon:

•Good fats help us not feel hungry as soon after eating

•Our lungs, eyes, organs, nerves and cells all function better with some healthy fat!

•Good fats are good for our hearts! They can reduce our triglycerides, lower our blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, and decrease the amount of plaque in our arteries.

•Burning fats for energy provide us with a more consistent level of energy than does burning carbohydrates. •Fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) can't be absorbed unless fat is present.

•Healthy fats reduce inflammation in our bodies. This includes the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.

Keep eating those fats, it will help you burn stored fats. But always remember that diet is not enough, you have to pair it with a good workout. Until next month's issue keep it paleo and don't forget to Photo from :www.4.bp.blogspot.com workout.:)

•It is even believed that healthy fats may reduce the risk of cancer, especially colon, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancer.

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BEAUTY CALL

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PINOY ENTREPRENEUR

A PASSION

for Fashion Eloisa Manuel-Kida or KIMADA as known as others, built her career as an online seller last 2007. Studied Dentistry in Centro Escolar University, married to a Japanese national named Hiroshi and a mother of two children namely Kenji and Hiroki. As a plain housewife living in Japan for 6 years since marriage, she never knew that this will challenge her and change her priorities and lifestyle to a successful career as an online seller. Eloy started selling her old stuff -personal items like branded clothes, jewelry and other items she wasn’t using anymore to an online Filipino community site in Japan. She enjoyed selling online, aside from money she made from her sales, she also met and became friends with most of her customers. She then decided to put up her own website www.kimadashoppe.com and in 2010 decided to make an official Facebook account for her online store with a starting capital of ¥200,000. She is a member and recognized as a trusted and certified seller of JPSI (Japan Pinoy Sellers International), a group of legitimate Filipino sellers in Japan on Facebook.

What inspired you to start this business? I have a “Passion for Fashion” a self-confessed Cyber Shopaholic, I am a huge fan of online buying and shopping - it was just natural for me to turn something out of my passion that is why I decided to start my own online store. Of course there are difficulties in running a business but being your own boss while doing something that you really like is very rewarding. I am very glad of the technological advances of the internet and social networking

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which helps me grow my business more with every click of the button.

What advice can you give to online seller who are just starting out? I believe that for an online business to succeed one must have patience and be always ready to give out good service to customers. In addition, as a seller one must be fair in trading so as to protect both the seller and the buyers. Offer assurance and instill confidence in wary buyers with online policies that are safe, fair and respectful. Set a schedule for work and STICK to it. Designate specific hours for working and updating your website or online profile, respond to customer comments, orders and inquiries promptly. Let them be aware that you are always there and ready for their needs. Internet businesses like online shops may seem easy and all fun, but most people don’t realize is that it is very challenging and since you have the entire online population as your marketplace it means you have a lot of potential customers as well as competition and should be ready to tackle both. VOL. 2 NO. 3 CLUB

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What other business have you started? I recently started Networking. I believe that investing in my family’s health should be on top of our priorities that is why I decided to invest with one of the top health and science companies out there. As a new member, the payoff is not that blatant at first, but I am assured that I will be able to increase my income while at the same time keep my family healthy. We must first believe in our products and services before we can expect our customers to do so, that is why most of the items I sell I also buy one for myself for my personal use - same goes for my networking sideline. I really enjoy what I am doing now. Selling online has enabled me to meet a lot of my countrymen also living here in Japan and not only in Tokyo but the whole of Japan. As most of my customers can attest, they not only enjoy buying from my shop but most of them treasure the friendship that developed as well. This gives me a different identity, now I am a wife, a mom and an entrepreneur - all of this I cannot accomplish without the love of my family and trust of my online buyers.


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makabagong teknolohiya, tayong mga Pinoy na nagkalat sa buong mundo, ay maaari ng makipagchikahan, makipag-bonding, at makasama kahit sa internet lang ang ating mga kaibigan, pamilya, at yung crush mo noong grade 3. At dahil nga sa internet, naging bonggang-bongga ang mga "Social Networking Sites". Madali ng makipagpalitan ng larawan, makibahagi sa mga diskusyon, makapaglaro kasama ang mga anak, at makipagkwentuhan sa mga kaibigan at sa crush mo noong grade 4.

bang-iba na ngayon ang panahon kung paano makipagugnayan ang mga Pinoy sa iba't ibang sulok ng mundo. Kung dati ay gumagamit ng sulat, telegrama, cassette tape na may record ng boses, bangkang papel, sulat sa loob ng bote, morse code o 'di kaya'y video na mapapanood mo lang gamit ang betamax o VHS. Ngayon, kung meron kang cellphone o computer, isang pindot na lang ay makikita mo na ang hilatsa ng pagmumukha ng mga mahal mo sa buhay o 'di kaya'y yung crush mo noong grade 2. At dahil nga sa

Marami na ring mga "Social Networking Sites" ang sumikat noon na biglang namatay tulad ng friendster, myspace, forums at muliply dahil sa pagbago ng interest ng mga tao. Pero 'wag tayong mag-alala, padami ng padami rin naman ang mga nagsusulputang sites na tinatangkilik ng sangkatauhan. Hayaan ninyo bigyan ko kayo ng mga halimbawa ng mga iilang sikat na parausan ng kaligayahan nating mga Pinoy sa mundo ng internet.

Facebook Sino ba namang hindi mapapa-"comment" sa status ng kaibigan. WOW! "like" ko ang album ng lola ko na naka two-piece bikini sa Boracay. Uyy.. may facebook na pala ang crush ko noong grade 5, "Add as a friend". Hmmmpp! Hindi na ako pinapansin ng crush ko noong grade 6, "Unfriend". 'Yan ang mga tipikal na senaryo sa arawaraw kapag nag "log-in" ka sa fb, kaya nga madami ang naaaliw at nababaliw sa makabagong paraan ng pakikipagsalamuha sa kapwa. Pero matuto din tayong magingat dahil marami ring mga manloloko dito.

Blogsites

Eto yung mga websites na kung saan sumusulat ang isang tao tungkol sa kanyang opinyon, obserbasyon, konklusyon, kumbulsyon, sapatos ni Siyon na nilagyan ng biton, at kung ano-ano pang "yon". Marami tayong mapupulot na kakaibang karunungan base sa karanasan ng sumulat. Ito yung tinatawag na "online diary" na kung saan maaaring ikaw lang ang makabasa o mabasa ng nakararami. Dito, maaari ka ring magkaroon ng "alter ego" na kung saan pwede mong ikuwento o sabihin ang mga saloobin mo ng hindi ka huhusgahan ng iba dahil pwede kang "anonymous" magsulat.

Twitter

Kapag narinig mo ang salitang "follow me" parang kakaiba ang maiisip mo, pero ang ibig sabihin nito ay sundin mo lang ang kanyang mga "post" sa twitter. Marami na rin ang sumali sa makabagong pamamaraan ng pag-"stalk" sa iyong mga kaibigan o mga artista dahil dito nasasabi nila ang mga ginagawa nila sa pang-araw-araw. Kaya 'wag na kayong magtaka kung alam ng aso ng kapit bahay ninyo kung nasaan kayo dahil ni-"follow" ka niya sa twitter. Stalker much.

Instagram

May kasabihan tayo noon, "bago kumain, maghugas ng kamay", ngayon, "bago kumain, mag-instagram ng pagkain". Usong-uso na ito! Hindi lamang ang pagmumukha mo na puro tigyawat ang pwede mong ikalat sa mundo ng internet, kasama na ang paborito mong pagkain sa restaurant, mga alaga mong hayop tulad ng kuto, mga alaga mong puno tulad ng kalachuchi, paglitaw ng sunset, paglubog ng sunrise, one cup of rice, crush mo noong first year high school, at kung ano-ano pang shintz na pwede mong kuhaan ng larawan gamit ang iyong mobile phone.

Youtube Sa maniwala kayo o sa hindi, sikat ang youtube hindi lamang sa mga nilalamang kakaibang video galing sa mga taong nag-aksaya ng oras para ilagay ang kanilang walang kwentang video sa internet, kundi dahil sa kasabihang "if a picture paints a thousand words, and if a video is worth a thousand pictures, then what is the center of the solar system?" Connect 'di ba? Nakakalibang kasi ang makapanood ng mga palabas na hindi naman sikat pero nagbibigay ng ngiti sa atin. Kaya kung gusto mong i-upload ang binyag ng pamangkin mong aso, eto na yata ang venue para maikalat mo ang natatagong direktor/artista sa iyo.

Napakarami pang pamamaraan ng pakikipag-kapwa tao sa internet at kahit ilista ko ang lahat ng mga paraan na iyan, hindi pa rin naman mapapantayan ang makausap mo ng harapan ang tao, kahit pa mabaho ang hininga nito at nangangailangang i-photoshop ang pagmumukha niya. At kahit natulungan tayo ng internet para mas maging malapit tayo sa isa't-isa, isipin pa rin na mas masaya ang pakikipagsalamuha sa kapwa. Hanggang dito na lang, at sa inyong lahat, WALANG BASAGAN NG TRIP! www.clubfilipina.jp CLUB

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SEXY TIME

WORDS BY: STEPHANIE KEI

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PillowTalk Stephanie with

How to Overcome Boredom in the Bedroom: Get Out of that Rut!

Boredom in the bedroom is something that most couples face after being with each other for a while. Sex should be something fun and exciting, so if you and your partner are having a little trouble rejuvenating that feeling that you had at the beginning of your relationship, keep on reading for a few tips!

Be More Playful

Wait, what should I grab?

Sex should be fun and flirtatious. Grab her ass while grocery shopping. Lightly graze his man-parts under the dinner table. Tease each other when stopped at a red light. Visit a local sex shop and pick up some new toys and lubes to experiment with. Incorporate a new sex game (sex dice?) or read a book on Karma Sutra. Being playful and provocative brings back that fresh feeling of when you two first started dating, and will definitely fan the flames.

Location, Location, Location! Take it to a new spot. Move it to the kitchen or on top of the sink…better yet, take it outdoors! Grab a bottle of wine and a blanket for a sexy picnic under the stars. Stay warm in a Gondola ride while out on a ski trip. Get frisky while watching a movie. The locations are endless; just try not to get caught ;)

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Be More Honest

Talk about sex and just be open. Everyone has a little freak in them! We all have sexual fantasies and fetishes that we want to act out, try experimenting and compromising. Ask what turns him or her on. Tell them about a sexy dream you had. Little bits and pieces about your partner’s sexual wishes will go a long way in your sex life.

Take it Slow Foreplay is sort of like an appetizer in starting off great sex. Take the time to tease and make each other horny. Give a sensual massage with warm oil. Spend time touching and kissing every part of his or her body. Give a strip tease. Play with yourself in front of your partner. Talk dirty. ORAL SEX. The anticipation can take your sex from good to amazing, and hey, who doesn’t love a full course?

Get Mobile Send your love a sexy e-mail or text about what you want to do your lover later. Even a short and sweet little text like “I want you” or just “I’m horny” is unexpected but exciting. Keep it simple and make sure you send it to the right person!

Set the Mood Give your bedroom a makeover to create a sexual sanctuary. Get new soft bed sheets and blankets, install a big mirror, and place sexy smelling candles all over to add that special lighting and entice your other senses. Make sure that when you’re in the mood for loving, your bedroom is too!

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PLACES

RIKUGIEN Garden 六義園

Rikugien Garden (六義園) is a Tokyo metropolitan park in Bunkyō-ku. The name Rikugi comes from the idea of the six elements in wakapoetry (en means garden or park). The park consists of a small pond, trees, and a hill. The traditional Japanese garden within the park is a tourist attraction. The construction of the park took place between 1695 and 1702 and was headed by Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu by permission of the fifth shōgun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi and is a typical example of a garden from the Edo period. In 1938, it was donated to the Tokyo City government. It was specified as a special place of scenic beauty (特別名勝 tokubetsu meishō) by the Japanese government in 1953. PHOTOS BY JOHN KEVIN RAMA

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assumed it was also summer in Europe. I was right, but not the summer I expected. It was cold and autumn-ish. How can I survive the next 16 days having brought only summer clothes from Japan? And with that question in mind, my Europe trip began. First stop -- Copenhagen, Denmark. It was also my first time to meet an online friend and was expecting to see her carrying a placard of “Welcome Totomai” while waving a Danish flag. She didn’t. Boo! The following day marked the start of my walkathon days in Europe. If only I knew, I could have done some preparatory leg exercises. Walking around the city instead of taking a bus or train was way, way better and gave me the chance to see more of Europe. It's my first time to be on this side of the world, and I am not ashamed to say that I was in awe that I sometimes forgot to click my camera. First stop was at NY Carlsberg Glyptotek. Luckily for us, it was free admittance on a Sunday. The place was very interesting, it was home to thousand powerful

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sculptures of ancient era. The past was well-represented and one should stay here for a day to appreciate all that's being showcased. Walking further, we were led to the Copenhagen's number 1 tourist attraction -- The Little Mermaid. The small statue was indeed popular as tourists and locals alike swarmed the area in order to get a souvenir shot with her. Me included. Tourists posed with wide grins on their faces but if you look closely, the mermaid's face is contemplative and hurting like that of a brokenhearted. No sympathy extended! On the way to above spot, we got to chance to have a glance on other tourist destinations. Among them is the Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest amusement parks in the whole world. Should I go back to Copenhagen again, I will pay it a visit and will ride all the possible rides that may bring me to early 1900's. And there's the Amalienborg Palace. A part of it was under construction during walkathon stop-over. It was also the point of the cycling event thus the security was tight. We left after a few clicks. Nobody's really there except the royal guards marching from one end to the other. I initially planned to include more photos and places for this entry but I better not to. I'll let the curious ones visit Copenhagen and discover the other gems of the city. My few days in Copenhagen were well-spent and will always be remembered. ClichĂŠd as it may sound but this experience is already locked in my system. Frozen. Painted. I think I better stop as I keep on throwing one clichĂŠ to another. Or hand me another can of Carlsberg. Tak!

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Our cover model Kris loves going to the beach, it's one of the things she misses most about the Philippines. "There are nice beaches here in Japan, mostly in Okinawa - but nothing beats the white powdery sands of Boracay in the Philippines"

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Although she misses the Philippines a lovt, Kris has no qualms about living in Japan as she finds her second home very accommodating "the Japanese are very nice and polite. You can see their respect towards each other."

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皆さんは日本に住む外国人も日本人と同じように所得税と住民税の還付申請ができるという話をご存知ですか? 日本で働き日本の所得税と住民税を納めていて母国の家族や親戚に援助を行っていれば、一定の条件のもとその行為が 「扶養」 と認められ、税法上の優遇すなわち 「扶養控除」 の適用を 受けることができるのです。最長で所得税・住民税それぞれ5年分の納め過ぎた税金が還付されるということです。 では実際どのくらいの税金が還付されるのでしょうか?還付される金額はあくまで支払った税金の範囲内で、 それ以上になることはありません。 しかしこれまで支払った税金の合計は意 外と多額で還付予想額を算出すると皆さん非常に驚かれます。 この制度適用は外国人のみならず、外国人を配偶者(フィリピン人等) にもつ日本人も配偶者の家族を扶養していれば適用されます。外国人と結婚した時点で配偶者の母国に住む配偶 者の家族・親族も法的な 「家族」 となるのです。 もちろん経済的な援助をすることで 「扶養」 となるわけですから、 これを証明することが必要となります。 還付申請を行う上で重要な注意点がありますので説明いたします。   *日本人が申請する場合、扶養親族と認められるのは外国人配偶者の3親等以内の親族。 外国人が申請する場合、 自分自身の6親等以内。  * 「扶養」 とは扶養親族に経済的に援助(金銭・物品) していること。 またそのことを証明する書類を提出できること。 一般的な質問事項<<Q & A>> Q: どれくらい還付されるの? A: 還付金は、 申告者により異なります 還付の可能性と還付概算額等は、 申請時に個々の書類を確認後に判明します。 Q: 還付されるまでの期間はどれくらい? A: 還付金額同様申告者の扶養状況により異なります。 最短で約2~3カ月、最長で約1年から1年半程かかる方も中にはいます。 Q: 手数料はどの位? A: 申告者により異なりますが、基本的には還付金額に対しての20~25%   (グループ割引、 リピーター割引あり) Q: ビザを持っていませんが、 申告は可能? A: 超過滞在者(オーバーステイ) でも申告は可能ですが、 申告には必ず外国人登録されていることが必須となります。

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Q: 母国へ帰国する場合でも還付申告は可能ですか? A: 納税管理人や代理人を立てれば申告は可能です。 Q: フィリピン人で現在は帰化して日本国籍ですが、 申告は可能ですか? A: 帰化しても、家族が母国に在住し、扶養していれば可能です。 Q: 還付申告はフィリピン国籍ではなく他の国籍でも可能ですか? A: 申告の条件を満たしていれば可能です。 Q: パートタイムで働いていても、還付申告は可能ですか? A: 納めた税金が有れば可能です。 未払いが有る場合は、還付申告により充当されます。

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Q: 日本で10年程働き、税金を納めていますが、全て申告すれば還付されますか? A: 所得税、住民税共に最長で過去5年となります。 5年以上の税金は還付対象外です。 実際に還付申請を行うためには、税務署・市区町村との対応・各種証明行為・言葉の違い等様々な問題が生じます。 自分自身で還付申告をすると、手続きが面倒、税務署へ何度も足を 運ぶのは困難、 また様々な難題、追加書類を納税者に依頼し、 スムーズに還付処理がされないケースが多い。 また還付されても、本来還付される金額の一部分しか受け取れないといっ たケースもあります。株式会社パシフィック・ギャランティは長年の経験と豊富な知識とを持ち、信頼できる税理士とともに皆様の正当な権利を行使するお手伝いをいたします。 還付の可能性 の有無、還付予定額、 また委託手数料率を予め申請者に通知し、 申請者は、 内容を確認した上で還付申告をするか否かの判断が可能となります。 ここまでは、無料で対応しています。  株式会社パシフィック・ギャランティとの手続き、連絡手段は主に電話、 Eメール、書類の郵送で行われます。 東京のみならず、 日本各地から還付申告の依頼にフィリピン人、 日本人ス タッフ等が丁寧に対応しています。 この機会にまずは電話相談をしてみると良いでしょう。


VOLUME 2 NUMBER 3 | MARCH 2013

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