Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
5 questions with guest interview

My name is Clara Fors Wisbyse. I’m a 22 year old journalism student who, together with my friend (and flatmate), started the magazine In Full Bloom last year. 

Originally I’m from a tiny village in Sweden, but now I’m studying and living in Scotland. At the moment I’m quite busy studying, working and planning a magazine, but when I don’t do all that I also love spending time with friends and family. Funnily enough one of my biggest interest in my spacetime is also to write, and I love travelling. 

1. What do you think is the most important thing to consider before agreeing to a job offer?

When agreeing to a job offer I I’d think the most important thing to do is to think about why you’re saying yes. Most of the times I’ve agreed to work somewhere it has been because I really wanted to do it, and because it was fun, but I do recognise that not everyone has that opportunity or that luxury. Everyone has their own reasons to agree or reject a job offer, despite if it’s money, interest or time, it has to be right for you. So think about why you want it.

2. When should be the right time to take life seriously?

Personally, I’m one of those old souls who has probably always taken life a tiny bit too seriously disregarding of my own age. Anyhow I don’t think there is a right time to take things seriously, or rather I think it’s too individual for me to decide. Once again, it’s all up to oneself to decide when the time has come.

3. How could you tell if a person is using you?

Gut feeling. I’ve been used a couple of times, and all of them I’ve had the feeling in the back of my mind that something wasn’t right. Despite how cynical it might sound, I knew that something wasn’t right, and I should have just trusted my gut feeling. However, that is so much easier said than done, and sometimes (most of the times) you have to get burn to learn what to look out for in the future. Whoever uses you should not get the satisfaction of seeing you trust people less or being harder to get to know in the future. It’s the most beautiful thing to be able to trust people.

4. Are you the type of person who holds grudges? Why or why not? 

I honestly don’t know. I think that I can hold grudges for quite some time if it’s something that really made me upset or sad. But that is more a feeling that I’ve been hurt rather than going around being angry at someone for small things. I’m rarely angry for a long time, but I can be upset and I think that is because I’m a very emotional person.

5. How would you describe your work ethic?

I’m a very hardworking person. Without bragging too much about it I can easily say that I try to do everything up to a point that I can leave it and be proud of it, but that can take quite a while. As many of my friends and family have witnessed, I very rarely stop until I’m done with something. Disregarding if that is a gingerbread house that isn’t finished until in the middle of the night, or an essay that I’ve proofread 15 times already, it does happen frequently. However, I do have days on which I don’t get anything done, and I try to accept that that is okay too.


  1. Really enjoyed this post, very insightful and I absolutely agree that people who use you shouldn't get the satisfaction of watching your downfall because of them 100%, thank you for sharing and great interview!

    1. Thank you so much for reading! I appreciate it.