CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM

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BEFORE I entered high school, I was obsessed with the teen magazines that were fairly new in early 2000. My friends would always remind me of my fondness recalling that I introduced them to these magazines. I was often the culprit of passing around these reads in class when the…

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LIFE is all about stories. Every person you meet has a story to tell. And as a writer, I have been fortunate enough to share my tale and of others. For me, life is one big interwoven storybook filled with characters from different walks of life. It is amazing that…

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FASHION, admittedly, is not one of my strongest suits. My mornings often consist of bargaining with my alarm clock, a few lazy jumping jacks, and a mad dash out of the house at 6 a.m. to avoid south of Manila traffic. Because of this, I don’t get to spend much…

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Among the least topics that cross a youth’s mind is the country’s tax issue. Things, however, are about to change for the younger generation as the impressionable Sen. Sonny Angara guns for a change in the tax system of the country. Just on his first term, Angara has already been…

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“Our capacity for brilliance is equal to our capacity to forget the past. The only meaning of anything in the past is that it got us here, and should be honored as such. Give the past to Him Who can change your mind about it for you.”—Marianne Williamson IF you’re…

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WHEN you have lunch with a young and impressionable group of yuppies, you can expect to talk about everything and anything under the sun. The latest Hollywood break up or hook up, sports, the latest places to be, low budget air fares, and even a hint of politics. But there’s…

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I AM proud to say that a stay-at-home mom raised me. My mom, who has enough charisma and street smarts to run for office gave up her then job at a reputable bank and John Robert Powers to raise my brother and I. And when I say raise, I don’t…

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Serendipity is defined as, “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way”. While some may quickly associate it with romantic notions, I have long been a firm believer that serendipity goes beyond meeting “the one” in the middle of a busy store in New…

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Millenials are busy creatures. Besides clocking in at an über cool 9-5 job, going to school, and basically surviving Metro Manila traffic on rainy days—there’s also a lot of extracurricular activities: trying out new fitness routines, meeting up with friends, and oddly enough, fighting off our love for food in…

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Politics is a common topic in our household, and not in a “we-want-to- overturn-it” kind of way but because we believe it’s interesting to talk about. This, coupled with the influence of an older brother who graduated with a Political Science degree from Loyola Marymount University, fueled my interest in…

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