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Mo­ments in time

“Imag­ine us wait­ing for 2017, and all of a sud­den comes 2016,” posits a meme that went vi­ral just a few days be­fore Christ­mas.

Many would at­test that 2016 was the worst year since World War II, or even The Great De­pres­sion. Many of its is­sues were def­i­nitely ex­ag­ger­ated be­cause of so­cial me­dia, but there was also plenty of false news that spread on­line like wild­fire. Ev­ery day, it got harder to eval­u­ate what was true from not, what was im­por­tant and rel­e­vant from what wasn’t. Most of the time, we al­low our­selves to suc­cumb to pop­u­lar agenda set by oth­ers. With our eyes glued to our screens almost 24/7, we are eas­ily car­ried away by the wave of trends, whether true or false.

To start the new year, we’re not set­ting trends. In­stead, we’re telling sto­ries of peo­ple who al­ready know their place in the uni­verse. We’re tak­ing cues from young en­trepreneur Mike Con­cep­cion, who tells us, “I’m mo­ti­vated by the idea of do­ing some­thing that has not been done be­fore, sail­ing through un­charted waters to dis­rupt and in­no­vate.” En­vi­ron­men­tal­ist Mar­i­anna Var­gas also tells us how she plans to save the world by do­ing her part, two sis­ters el­e­vate a lux­u­ri­ous prod­uct into some­thing even more raw and unique, and more inspiring sto­ries in this month’s is­sue. North­ern Liv­ing is pub­lished by Hinge In­quirer Pub­li­ca­tions. 4F Me­dia Re­source Plaza, Mola cor­ner Pa­song Ti­rad Streets, Barangay La Paz, Makati City. Visit www.face­book.com/north­ern­liv­ing­magazi­nenow. Fol­low us on In­sta­gram and Twit­ter at @nliv­ingph. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at nliv­ing@hip.ph. For ad­ver­tis­ing, email sales@hip.ph.

This mag­a­zine was printed re­spon­si­bly us­ing re­cy­cled pa­pers with biodegrad­able inks.

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