TrendHits and Misses

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Big­gest come­back:

Justin Bieber

The past years have been all about the ado­les­cent an­tics of Justin Bieber.This year, the Cana­dian pop star proved to naysay­ers that he still has tal­ent and pas­sion with mu­sic with his re­cently re­leased al­bum .

“What do you Mean?”, broke chart records around the world and quickly re­placed The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” on the Bill­board Hot 100 chart in the US.

The sec­ond sin­gle, “Sorry”, pro­duced by DJ Skrillex was re­leased on Oct. 16.The up-tempo dance song talked about trou­bled re­la­tion­ships and the mu­sic video fea­tured a group of col­or­fully clothed fe­male dancers with shades, danc­ing and twerk­ing to the beat.

In­sta­gram-Wor­thy Pho­tos

HITS Travel pho­tos Beaches, moun­tains, wa­ter­falls, canyons – you name it.Th­ese des­ti­na­tions have been the sub­ject of pop­u­lar pho­tos that have been clog­ging the streams of In­sta­gram users this year.There’s even a ton of ac­counts ded­i­cated to show­case th­ese im­ages. Don’t have pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher skills? No wor­ries, a smart­phone and a lit­tle bit of knowl­edge about edit­ing tools and you’re good to go. MISS smiles and made-up con­ver­sa­tions for the sake of a photo are the rea­sons why this made it on our miss list. Why go for un­nat­u­ral poses when you can cap­ture the per­fect photo just by be­ing your­self?

Food

HITS Kue cu­bit (tra­di­tional mini pan­cakes)

Af­ter al­most drown­ing in the tu­mul­tuous seas of Jakarta food scene, our fa­vorite child­hood snack is making a come­back, with rang­ing from green tea to red vel­vet. Some ven­dors are even ex­per­i­ment­ing with half-baked kue with ice cream top­ping. Won­der some any­where, from that street ven­dor near your house to fancy restau­rants in the mall. MISS Black Food Our ini­tial thought when see­ing this kind of food might be “Why is it black?” For main­stream din­ers, a dark ap­pear­ance might not be so ap­pe­tiz­ing and give the im­pres­sion Also, we can’t help but ques­tion the in­gre­di­ents.

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