CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM

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“Remember this, nothing happens to you but everything happens for you. When something takes place in your life that seems to work against you, think again. Maybe God is just working behind the scenes and planning something grand for you.”—Marianne Mencias, What’s Your Life’s Masterpiece. I’ve been thinking a lot…

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“Remember this, nothing happens to you but everything happens for you. When something takes place in your life that seems to work against you, think again. Maybe God is just working behind the scenes and planning something grand for you.”—Marianne Mencias, What’s Your Life’s Masterpiece. I’ve been thinking a lot…

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About two weeks ago, the company I work for turned two. (Happy anniversary, perky peeps!) And during our celebration, my officemate Roz piped, “We’re not even talking to each other, we’re just on our phones!” True enough, this is today’s reality. It is no longer weird for two people sitting…

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My rebellion stage peaked when I was 11 and in fifth grade at Colegio San Augstin, Makati. And when I say rebellion, please do take it lightly. The most “rebellious” I got was eating in class, passing notes, and making fun of teachers with my favorite partner in crime, “Syfu”.…

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My love for newspapers rooted from my parents’ attachment to hip parenting. They strongly believed that the only way to raise my younger brother and I correctly was if we were constantly with them everywhere. This led my brother and I to learn to entertain ourselves at an early age.…

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Feedback is an essential part of the corporate world. Every business book, seminar, college lecture, and assessment tool underlies its importance. Employees (myself included) often shudder at the mere thought of having to face a superior and have your weaknesses laid out on a table. Some bosses are gracious, making…

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“Uy, refer mo naman ako sa friend/ cousin / brother / tito/ tita/ insert someone closely related here,” is a sentence often heard once you leave the comforts of school and plunge into the world of earning your keep. It is not uncommon for the spirit of bayanihan to come…

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One of my favorite success stories to share is that of my dad’s. Born and raised in Cebu, my dad was born with an innate determination to have a life better than the environment he was born in. From the moment he was a little boy, he worked odd jobs…

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Every so often, we meet people who are just ridiculously magical that you just can’t help but want to be around them all the time. A perfect example is my good friend, 26 year old, Sabrina Mesina. Not only is she ridiculously beautiful, extremely kind, and wickedly smart, but also…

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