Posts Tagged ‘blogging’
Seventh Anniversary Giveaway WINNERS
Posted on: 1st of May 2010 | Under: Geek Talk, Shoutous

Thank you to all those who joined my first ever Blog Giveaway. :)

I was thrilled with the wonderful response from all the bloggers out there. From the forty people who joined, only about seven are people I already know. The rest, I guess, are either silent readers or new readers too. Either way, I had a lovely time going around the different blogs of those who commented. This contest was a great way for me to finally do some blog hopping. And that’s something I haven’t done in YEARS!

I’m so excited to give away these moleskines, because I want to let others experience the love for these notebooks. I reckon they’re truly the best gift for any occasion!

And now, I’m happy to finally announce the winners, randomly selected thru :)

Winner of the Plain Pocket Moleskine Notebook:

Entry Number 7!

Thiamere! Congratulations, you won the Plain Pocket Moleskine Notebook! :)


And for the Watercolour Moleskine Notebook, the winner is:

Entry Number 30!

Teeyah! Congratulations, you won the Watercolour Moleskine Notebook! :)


Congratulations, ladies! :) I’ll contact both of you soon to get your delivery addresses, so don’t forget to check your email.

Again, thanks to those who joined! Keep reading, because I plan to have another giveaway sometime in the future. :)

Daily Optimystique’s Seventh Anniversary Giveaway (CLOSED)
Posted on: 6th of April 2010 | Under: Geek Talk, Life & Love

This blog and domain just turned seven years on the 4th of April! :)

Throughout the years (including the five years of posting in other domains before moving here), blogging has opened a lot of doors for me and has introduced me to whole lot wonderful people, some of which I can even call real friends now. But most importantly, blogging has brought me to where I am now–happily married to my wonderful husband, who nine years ago just happened to be someone I called a “blogger friend.” :)

For seven years, this blog has chronicled a whole lot of experiences and noteworthy memories of my life. That’s a pretty long time to be babbling about myself, but I know there are still a handful of people out there who still read my posts, no matter how mundane my adventures are. So in light of this blog’s seventh anniversary, I figured it was time to actively involve my readers, including those silent ones too, by holding my very first blog giveaway.

If you’re a loyal reader of this blog, I’m sure you know very well about my love affair with Moleskine notebooks. So, to share my love for these wonderful little things, I’m giving away two Moleskine notebooks FOR FREE! :)

Free Moleskines! :)

One (1) Moleskine Plain Pocket Notebook and One (1) Moleskine Watercolour Pocket Notebook.

There will be TWO WINNERS. The first will receive the Plain Notebook, while the second the Watercolour Notebook.

To qualify, simply follow these steps (at least the ones in BOLD):

  1. Blog about this giveaway and make sure you add a visible link back to this post.
  2. Subscribe/follow my blog through the Google Friend Connect (found on the right sidebar).
  3. If you have a feed reader (like Google Reader), add/subscribe to my blog feed.
  4. If you have Twitter, you can tweet about this too. Simply click the “retweet” button at the top of this post, then comment below and add the link of your tweet. :)
  5. Post a comment in this blog with your name, email, country of residence, and state why you want a Moleskine and what you’re planning to do with it if you win. Plus, paste the links to your blog/tweet about this giveaway too.

It’s that simple! :)

Winners will be electronically selected based on this post’s comments (so make sure you comment!), through

You have until Friday, April 30, 11:59 pm Manila Time (GMT+8), so hurry! :)


* I would highly prefer real readers to join this giveaway. If you’re one of those people who plan on subscribing to my blog for the sole purpose of winning the giveaway and then quickly unsubscribing (or removing blog posts) as soon as the contest ends, then this is certainly not for you.


Pinoy Plurkers / Bloggers Fiesta in Singapore
Posted on: 2nd of May 2009 | Under: Life & Love

In the years that I’ve been blogging, I can generally count with my fingers the number of times I’ve gone out to meet other bloggers. I’ve never really been active with blogger events. In fact, in the last couple of years, I hardly even visit new blogs. I still visit and read those that I’ve been constantly reading for years, but I don’t bloghop much anymore.

But eversince I moved here in Singapore, meeting other bloggers has somewhat become more fun for me. Perhaps having a great time meeting Ederic, Alex and Leonard last December made me more excited about meeting new people.

So last week, I was glad to meet with other Pinoy plurkers/bloggers over dinner and a round of drinks after. I met up with April, waited for JR to get off work (web programming jobs, yo!), then walked to The Esplanade. I’m happy we went, because it was a definitely one great night with yummy Thai food, free dessert, free wine too (!!!), and fun (funny? =P) company.

Here’s the bunch:


Jing, Alex, Aileen (who was visiting from Manila), Drew, Jaren, Kat, Kates, Bel, Jansci (the one in yellow, hiding behind Bel =P), JR, me and April. Missing in this photo is Carl. =P


Six Years
Posted on: 4th of April 2009 | Under: Geek Talk, Life & Love

This blog and domain turns six years today. Wow, I didn’t know that I’ve been blabbing that long! LOL! Prior to my purchasing this domain, I was hosted at another domain for over a year (if I remember correctly). Before that, I was blogging at several different places on the web (blogger, tabulas, diary-x, blurty, livejournal, and even my manually uploaded blogs on homestead and geocities!) for almost three years. Do the math and it calculates to ten years of jumping around the internet!

Throughout those years, I’ve probably talked about everything that there is to talk about oneself; From teenage angst and school, to family matters and matters of the heart, to even trivial things like the weather, random memes, cockroach kissing (I can point a few people who would probably remember this! haha!), to auto insurance. I’ve also met a lot of wonderful people online that I can say have become really good friends of mine too. And for those who don’t know, I even met my boyfriend of almost six years, through blogging. It’s really wonderful what the internet can do to a person. :)

So, in light of the six years of this blog, I’d like to ask everyone reading to drop a line or two in the comment box. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a long-time / regular reader or are just new or merely passing by, I’d still love to hear from you. :) Thanks!