Sunday, January 15, 2017

2016 Moments. In Pictures.

Just like last year, I'm recapping this year through a set of pictures...

The dying Great Barrier Reef gets a premature obituary.
First round-the-world solar flight.
Evidence for gravitational waves is discovered.
Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.
Juno arrives at Jupiter's orbit.
Four new elements are discovered; thus, added to the Periodic Table. 

Hulk Hogan wins suit against Gawker Media -- forcing it to file for bankruptcy and sell its assets.
AT & T and Time Warner merger.
Widespread exploding of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units.
Kickass gets taken down.
Yahoo confirms hacking of a billion accounts.
I learned of ASMR for the first time.

Brussels bombing.
Chartered plane of a Brazilian football club crashes in Columbia.
Orlando nightclub shooting.
Major earthquakes in Ecuador, Italy, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, and Papua New Guinea.

Trump beats Hillary to become the 45th President of the United States of America.
Failed coup in Turkey.
The assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey is caught in camera.
The Philippines win historic arbitration case against China over West Philippine Sea. 
Rodrigo Duterte is the new President of the Philippines.
The Duterte Administration's "war on drugs" and its casualties. 
The controversial burial of Marcos in the "Libingan ng Mga Bayani."

Creepy clown craze.
Mannequin challenge.
Tatlong bibe.
The rise and fall of Pokemon Go.

Leo finally gets his Oscar.
Reunion of original Rivermaya members, sans Bamboo. 
Liza Soberano during the Star Magic Ball. 
Not a great story.  But it gave us the awesome Scorpius Malfoy.
Brangelina breaks up.
Brie Larson is cast as Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel.
Bleach ends (badly).
Hunter X Hunter returns briefly; is in hiatus again.
Kakashi's face is finally shown in the anime.
90-year-old Chuck Berry has released a new album. 
Debut of the latest installment of Civ.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinity is announced and teased.
The Watchmen will enter the DC Universe (?!).
"Cap Hydra." Comics' most shocking happening of the year.
My favorite show of 2016 TV.
Best comic book of the year once again.
My most favorite moment of 2016 TV.
My most favorite movie moment happens to be from my most favorite movie of the year.
A new season of Code Geass is on the works... well as of Young Justice!
12 years after it aired, I watched Friends for the first time and became a fan.
2016 is also the year I finally got into A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones (after years of putting off).


Gilas fail to qualify for the Olympics.
Olympics 2016 was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
For the first time, a refugee team participates in the Olympics.
Hidlyn Diaz ends the Philippines' Olympic drought by winning a silver medal in weightlifting.
Baron vs. Kiko. Ugh O_o
Pacquiao beats Timothy Bradley, becomes a Senator, then beats Jessie Vargas. 
For the first time ever, the WWE title is defended in the Royal Rumble.
WWE splits into two brands again.
Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks's championship match at Hell in a Cell is the first women's match to headline a WWE pay-per-view, as well as the first ever women's Hell in a Cell match.
Goldberg returns.  Beats Brock Lesnar in two minutes.
Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine have an epic slam dunk competition duel.
Kobe fittingly scores 60 points in his last game.
Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and Tim Duncan retire.
Stephen Curry becomes the first unanimous MVP.
2015-16 Warriors earn a 73-9 record, the best in NBA history...
...but lose to the Cavaliers in the Finals, wasting a 3-1 lead.
Kevin Durant joins the Warriors during the off season, though.
Curry gets the record for most three pointers made in a game with 13 treys. 
Luke Walton becomes the Lakers' new head coach.
San Miguel Beermen win the 2015-16 Philippine Cup in historic fashion: overcoming a 0-3 hole!

John Glenn.
Craig Sager.
Jack Chick.
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago.
Muhammad Ali.
David Bowie.
Glenn Frey.
George Michael.
Gene Wilder.
Kenny Baker.
Charmian Carr
Carrie Fisher.
Anton Yelchin.
Alan Rickman.
Christina Grimmie.
My Lolo Oca.

This blog turns ten years old!
Finally, after six years, my AdSense accounts gets reactivated.
Turning 27.
Joy Church Quiz Champ for the fourth straight year. 
First time to swim in the sea in six years.
First time to taste Bingsu.

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