And if it’s a lot of kids’ goal to become online influencers, I want to see them at least strive to say something more interesting, have a life outside Inst
SOUND AND THE FURY - Raymond Ang (The Philippine Star) - July 29, 2016 - 12:00am

1. I want to see Mike De Leon make another movie.

2. I want to see #EscoltaRising.

3. I want to see smarter magazines.

4. I want to see smarter public officials.

5. I want to see Ang Bandang Shirley get that massive, mainstream hit that will immortalize them.

6. I want to see Sarah Geronimo come into her own and find her own “Lemonade.”

7. I want to see our culture value things other than youth, hype, and hash-tagged love teams.

8. I want to see talented but underrated actors like Iza Calzado get the lead roles for a change.

9. I want to see smarter dialogue online.

10. I want to see more responsible news reporting.

11. I want to see less VSCO-ed to the hilt, generic and obviously paid flat-lays and #OOTDs.

12. And if it’s a lot of kids’ goal to become online influencers, I want to see them at least strive to say something more interesting, have a life outside Instagram, and have an actual body of work to back up that “influencing.”

13. I want to see the local fashion community grow from creating beautiful images to creating meaningful images.

14. I want see more brands like Bench supporting important educational books like Mark Lewis Higgins and Gino Gonzales’ Fashionable Filipinas: An Evolution of the Philippine National Dress in Photographs, 1860-1960.

15. I want to see more support for the local art scene outside big events like Art Fair Philippines.

16. I want to see Philippine artists participate in more international events like the Venice Art Biennale.

17. I want to see big local galleries like Silverlens and The Drawing Room continue to flourish in art fairs abroad.

18. I want to see more support for art shows and efforts outside of Manila’s big gallery scene, like Project 20 and 98B Collaboratory.

19. I want divorce to finally be legalized in the Philippines.

20. I want same-sex marriage to be legalized in the Philippines.

21. I want the LGBT community to have more representation in Philippine media.

22. I want rape culture to be abolished.

23. I want to see our culture progress from sending a “Don’t get raped” message to our young girls, to a “Don’t rape — period” message to our young men.

24. I want the culture at large to continue chastising public officials and celebrities who make sexist or homophobic remarks — they’re part of the problem.

25. I want to see us support and give a fair chance to anyone who has enough courage to come forward and talk about an injustice committed against them.

26. I want to see less victim-blaming.

27. I want to see us preserve our heritage buildings.

28. I want to see us preserve our best films.

29. I want to see us champion our local cuisine.

30. I want to see us champion our local.

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