What a year that was.

FHM (Philippines) - - CONTENTS - AL­LAN P. HER­NAN­DEZ Act­ing Ed­i­tor in Chief al­lan.her­nan­dez@sum­mit­media.com.ph

We say that of­ten to tell our­selves how re­lieved we are to have made it through such a try­ing time. But what year that has passed isn’t? Ev­ery year we take off our cal­en­dars is a year we are glad we sur­vived. Granted, some years are more in­ter­est­ing than oth­ers. Or more dan­ger­ous.

How did last year turn out? It was a dizzy­ing mix of both. To wit, in rapid fire: Pas­tor Hok­age. Af­ter­math of Tin­der cul­ture. Stash­ing. Bread­fac­ing turns to Bread­crumb­ing. Ghost­ing. Dear David. Mar­lou is Dead. Xan­der Ford. Nyeam Gaza. Supreme. Bit­coin. Young en­trepreneurs. Vi­ral sen­sa­tions turned au­thors. So­cial me­dia in­flu­encers. Neon lit bars and restos. a e s t h e t i c mil­len­ni­als. Blurry film pho­tos. Es­colta. Food parks. Food porn turns What’s your ulam? Lodi. Werpa. Elyu. FOMO.

Clas­sic Pare Ti­tos and Ti­tas of Manila. Hugh Hefner. Ch­ester Ben­ning­ton. Jonghyun. Men­tal health aware­ness breaches the main­stream. #Metoo. “Real” Twit­ter sto­ries. Un­sur­pris­ing sex­ual ha­rass­ment in the mu­sic scene. Des­pac­ito. Baby Shark. The Last Jedi an­ger­ing ra­bid Star Wars fans. Won­der Woman. Gal Gadot for fem­i­nism. Gal Gadot against fem­i­nism? Campy cat­fights on TV. Ika-6 Na Utos. Wild­flower. K-dra­mas. Na­dine, “C’mon, guys, it’s 2017.”

In­die films that aren’t bor­ing or too deep. Bird­shot. Re­speto. I’m Drunk I Love you. Kita Kita. Em­poy. Pan­git is the new pogi. John Lloyd’s triple shit. Ang Probin­syano will never die. June Mar’s bor­ing, pre­dictable 4th MVP. Vol­ley­ball be­comes more pop­u­lar than bas­ket­ball. egames as pro­fes­sional sport. Triathlons. Keto diet. In­ter­mit­tent fast­ing. Diet de­liv­er­ies. Angkas. Uber. Grab. LTFRB. Car­maged­don. Yel­low lane. Mo­to­rycle lane. HOV lane. LRT woes. Dash­cam.

EO 26, the na­tion­wide smok­ing ban. Bul­lies in Congress. The Se­nate. Mala­cañang. Resur­gence of tra­pos. Philip­pine Rise. China build­ing an is­land in our back­yard. Deng­vaxia. Sass Sas­sot vs CNN. Think­ing Pi­noy. Leila De lima. Mocha. Mar­tial Law in Mindanao. Quiapo bomb­ing. Re­sorts World gun­man.

The war in Marawi. The war on drugs. Kill list. The war be­tween tards on so­cial me­dia.

Slow death of the printed word.

That last one we hope to sur­vive year af­ter year, well into the fu­ture.

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