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2016 is a year full of sur­prises, both pleas­ant and other­wise. Peo­ple have been ask­ing ques­tions and search­ing deep, try­ing to un­der­stand the change that is hap­pen­ing. We can only hope that things will turn out well.

This month, it’s only fit­ting that we put fo­cus on is­sues that have alarmed, un­set­tled, and as­ton­ished the ma­jor­ity of us. Writ­ers Clin­ton Palanca and Doris Dum­lao-Abadilla take a stab at an­a­lyz­ing the chang­ing time’s messy po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic land­scape, while, on the cover, we fea­ture a young woman cre­at­ing a plat­form for dis­course—some­thing that’s lack­ing these days.

In the mid­dle of all the things go­ing on, we also turn to things that give this sea­son its joy­ful spirit. Two cre­ative women list gifts that fash­ion in­dus­try icons would adore, and two food jour­nal­ists re­lay their holiday food rec­om­men­da­tions.

One of the big­gest changes I’ve ex­pe­ri­enced this year is my at­ti­tude to­wards shop­ping. It seems like I am more aware of sales on­line. None­the­less, I still love go­ing to malls and look­ing at what’s avail­able. I guess in­stant grat­i­fi­ca­tion is still some­thing I pre­fer.

When this is­sue is re­leased, I’ll be on the way to LA with the kids, headed to Dis­ney­land. I can’t wait to spend qual­ity time with the fam­ily—some­thing I’m afraid I haven’t done in the past few months. In the end, sim­ple things are re­ally the ones that bring much joy, like peo­ple sim­ply lis­ten­ing to each other or fam­i­lies spending time to­gether. That is some­thing that will not change. Happy hol­i­days!

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