SnapChat is soooooo 2016! Here's what’s in and what’s out for 2017

SnapChat is soooooo 2016! Here's what’s in and what’s out for 2017

People are saying 2016 was a miserable year. With the lies, the hacking, the deaths, the drama – but who needs it? Reality is OUT. What’s IN?

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Goodbye to Youngspiration, hello to...who knows?
Photo: Sam Tsang/SCMP

Why worry about world news when we can each have our own personal reality, handcrafted by clicks? Block the offensive, block the politically correct, block your mum! Just don’t turn your screens off or you’ll miss the threads of what still unites us: arguing about trivial yet life-or-death matters... like what’s IN and what’s OUT.


OUT                           IN

Wayne Lai Yiu-cheung ... Ruco Chan Chin-pang

Bus 629 ... South Island Line

SnapChat ... Snow

Almonds ... Pecans

Lies ... Leaks

McDonald’s​... ​Foodpanda

Universal suffrage … Localism

Save the elephants ... Save the giraffes


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Camp David ... Mar-a-Lago

Matcha ... Turmeric

Cuba ... Taiwan

Art galleries … Art on the MTR

Working holidays … Volunteer travel

Hong Kong Institute of Education … Education University of Hong Kong

Fishballs ... Food trucks

Food trucks anyone?
Photo: Dickson Lee/SCMP

Colouring books ... Digital art

Ghosting ... Benching

Taobao ... Instagram shops

Selfies ... Candid shots

Well-travelled Dennis ... I-need-a-holiday-from-my-holidays Dennis

Plain egg puffs​... ​Egg puff cones​

Curry fish balls … Sweet potato fries

Doughnuts … Bagels

Hatchimal ... Cozmo the robot

Visual albums ... Playlists

Twitch streaming ... Facebook live

Dan Ryan’s … Anywhere else

ATV ViuTV

One-bedroom apartments … Microhomes

Disney cartoons … Disney live-action remakes

Getting a cat ... Sharing a dog

#nomakeup ... Clown face

Apple bedtime ... Prayer apps

Buzzfeed … Memes

Instagram filters ... Phone lenses

Drama shows ... Kung fu shows

Canto-pop​... ​K-pop​

K-pop merchandise shopping ... Subscription boxes

Page One … Eslite

California Fitness … Fitness apps

Monkey … Chicken

Hokkaido cheese tarts … Shaved ice

Spots … Stripes

Ankle boots … Knee-high boots

Reboots ... Comebacks

Weird cut-out tops ... Back-keyhole tops

Fast food … Health and wellness restaurants

Rubber rings on junks … Giant inflatable unicorns on junks

Pet shops ... Adopt, don’t shop

TVB Jade historical drama ... TVB Jade crime drama

Agonising ... Organising

myTV app ... myTV super app

Real actors ... CGI dead actors

The old Gangnam Style ... PPAP

The new Gangnam Style ... Find out next year

Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching ... Two new legislative councillors

Local political kerfuffle ... More uncertainty than ever

Leung Chun-yingWho knows?

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
2017: What’s in and what’s out

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elia jassy

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