Author: Kara Angan

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Everything You Need To Know About Internships in the Philippines

Internships are a great way to build work experience in the field of your choosing. This is essential, because the job market gets more and more competitive with every graduation that comes and goes. Your experience on a one-page resume can make a huge difference in how a potential employer sees you versus the other […]

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Setting Up Your Linkedin Profile for Success

Ah, yes, LinkedIn: the chaotic good of social media platforms. When most people think of LinkedIn, they often associate it with an older audience. If you didn’t already know, LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on professional networking and career development. Many companies use it to hire, and many job seekers use it to […]

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Digital or Print: Finding the Right Planning System for You

I’m obsessed with scheduling and organization. Over the past 4 or 5 years, I’ve gone through every productivity system imaginable to try and figure out what works for me and my needs. I’ve tried bullet journaling, writing down on a planner, digital apps or browser extensions, and Google calendar. And finally, I think it’s safe […]

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A Love Letter to Maria Clara

Dear Maria Clara, Historians call you a caricature of your time. You were defined as the paragon of what everyone thought the Filipina should be – never brash, never controversial, never loud. They said that you represented purity and innocence. You never asked to be the image of “traditional Filipina femininity”, but they took you […]

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The Toxicity of Grind and Hustle Culture

When did we start associating being “productive” or “on top of your game” or “hardworking” with being mentally, emotionally, and physically burnt out? Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. As a result, you may experience feelings of being overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and even incapable of […]

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Supporting #JunkTerrorBill Can Come in Different Ways

The passage of the Anti-Terror Bill in the House of Representatives last June 3, 2020 has sparked outrage both online and offline. The current outrage is only the latest in a political campaign to #JunkTerrorBill ever since it was introduced in Senate. All over the country, we’ve seen the outpouring of online protests, Twitter rallies, […]

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Baked Samgyeopsal is the Newest Quarantine Food Trend and We’re Not Complaining

Welcome to the new category of food trends: quarantine food. We can’t help but look back to the food trends that dominated Instagram, Facebook, and even Tiktok over this period of time. Our social media feeds have seen the rise and fall of many different food trends like dalgona coffee or sourdough bread. As we […]

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The Realities of the Self-Care Industry

Search the term “self-care” on the Internet, and you’ll get over 3 billion results on Google. These vary from YouTube videos, blog posts, news articles all about how to “build a self-care routine” or “how to have a perfect self-care day”. If you look into and dissect these videos, you’ll start to see a pattern. […]

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Rise of the Filipina Plant-tita

Has anyone else noticed that suddenly everyone is posting pictures of their new “plant baby”? As we approach our 4th month under quarantine, we’ve seen the rise of different quarantine “trends”. You can range from sourdough bread baker, the next Masterchef, and the plant parent. First it starts out with maybe a cute little succulent, […]

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This Form of Minimalism Features a Furniture-Free House

The minimalism trend has skyrocketed over the past few years. From the Netflix catalyst of The Minimalists, the Marie Kondo wave, and the thousands of “minimalist and zero-waste” videos on YouTube, people are learning how to live more with less. But unbeknownst to many, a new form of minimalism has made its way onto the […]

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