CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM

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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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“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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