Today is New Year’s Eve and for some of us, we just can’t help but reflect on the many things that impacted the world in 2009. Some highlights include Obama’s first year in office, Michael Jackson’s death, the H1N1 outbreaks, Health Care reform, the Fort Hood shooting, the Philippine flooding, Tiger Woods’ infidelity, and more. While we here at SwipeLife would like to go more in depth about things that happened in the media and around the world, we figured we’d stick to what we know best. Rather than just highlighting the more popular events of 2009 (which the big media entities have already done), Our Year End Review will focus on the topics we’ve always covered – Fashion, Cars, Design, Entertainment, Gadgets, etc.
This was SwipeLife’s first full year, and it was quite challenging and fun serving our readers up-to-date material on the things we felt pertained to the modern man’s lifestyle interests. Our editors and contributors did a great job surveying and giving light to the top names, designs, and trends of 2009. As we look back, we’ve noticed the rise in Men’s fashion, not only in the labels and the designs, but also in the way men made fashion more personal and even more theatrical in terms of everyday wear. The automobile industry saw the decline of Automotive giants, but at the same time saw the capabilities of the future in design, energy consumption, and affordability. Gadgets are becoming more and more a necessity, especially with cell phones. Applications and programs that we use on our mobile devices are now helping us run our lives with ease and less stress. Design and Architecture saw the increase of decadence, but also saw the need for utilizing and making efficient the living spaces we already use everyday. Music, sports, and movies all had their crowning moments but none could’ve been bigger than the death of a pop icon, a golf legend’s indiscretions, and the revival of a sci-fi classic.
For 2010 we hope to keep doing what we feel we do best. In the beginning of this year, we were still working out a few kinks. We wanted to make our everyday material interesting, but more importantly we wanted it to be relevant, accessible, and fun. As we look back, we’re definitely more than happy to be in the position we’re in, and we have our talented staff and especially our readers to thank for it. We have a lot in store for 2010, and some changes will be made that you’ll find more interesting and more personal. There’s a lot more room for improvement here in SwipeLife so all we could really say is that we hope you’ll stick with us for 2010.
2009 YEAR END REVIEWS
FASHION – Jason Rodriguez, Omar Mussa, William Rees
AUTOS – Gordon Welsh
MUSIC – Jason Hortillas, Paul Castillo, Gerald Flores
DESIGN/ARCHITECTURE – Dan Carr
SPORTS – Dresden Baluyot
MOVIES – Felson Sajonas