We live in a society obsessed with innovation and success, with looking for the next big thing as we lap up trend after trend after trend. Happiness is now often defined by what is “in.” But it does not happen in a vacuum. It constantly develops, as things of the past shift and build on themselves to make them better.
This issue is all about documenting progress, change, and how looking back is just as important as looking forward. Like something as simple as the food we cook and eat by choosing traditional grains and cooking techniques. We also see it in Elias founder Raoul Masangcay’s return to the local brewing scene after years of education and competitions abroad. Actress Andi Eigenmann shares the same sentiment. Change, she says, “happens everywhere. It’s part of life… and if it will happen, I might as well create that path of change for me… It’s scary, but I’m home and I’ll always be happy.”