CARLA BIANCA RAVANES-HIGHAM

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It was the year 2012, and just like clockwork, the nation tuned into their televisions in the middle of the day to cheer on the Philippines’ candidate to the Miss Universe pageant. She may not have won the crown that year—albeit landing an impressive first-runner up finish—but four years later,…

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In a world that has become as chaotic as ours, we have to work hard to find the light and pursue things that remind us about the good in our lives. It has been said that it is our passion that positively changes the world, and the same is true…

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“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” — L.M. Montgomery, Anne…

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When we come across successful people, we too often get blinded with the glitter and glam attached to their careers that we forget that to get to where they are took a whole amount of grit, hardwork, tears, and late nights. In today’s millenial culture, hard work is often overlooked…

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What does it take to have a happy marriage? Is it having money, power, fame? Does being ready mean you are financially equipped or is it more than that? You look at the power couples of our time like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Princess…

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“Though she may be little but she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare The Muay Thai gym was practically empty on this Wednesday morning but from afar, you could hear ferocious kicks from someone training hard. One would think they were from a fighter with the same built as Ronda Rousey…

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Whenever I pen my articles for this column, I am often asked one question, “What defines a champion?” We are quick to think that a champion is one who has won awards, racked up millions, and is one who is “living the life.” And while these people are commendable, in…

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