Win a Moleskine Colour a Month Daily Planner 2010!

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The year 2009 has been an excellent year for the Moleskine notebook. They’ve expanded their product line, and more people Philippines included, are using it to expound their creativity. has been a regular destination for competitively priced Moleskine notebooks. We’ve quickly sold out our stocks of the Moleskine 2010 planner — except for one.

To thank all those who have patronized our website the past 11 years (yes we’re that old), as well as a welcome to those who are visiting and its blog for the first time, we’re giving away the last Moleskine 2010 planner we have!

Now, let’s get straight to the point!

Win One (1) Moleskine Colour a Month Daily Planner in 12 Notebooks 2010: 12 different soft coloured covers + hard cover case.

Moleskine Colour a Month Daily Planner in 12 Notebooks 2010 (link from, retails for Php2,750.00 locally. This is your chance to own one for FREE!

Just answer:

What are you thankful for this 2009?

a) Answering directly in the comments section below gives you one (1) point.

– or –

b) Answering in your blog with a link back to this post gives you three (3) points. You must indicate in the comments section below where to find your blog (with your answer). AND, very important, you must spell Moleskine properly in your blog post, do not forget the “E”.

c) One (1) point when you use your active twitter account (as of 11/30/09) and tweet about this contest. Make sure you include the #avalonph hashtag for me to easily track your tweet. Please take note that I cannot track ‘protected’ twitter accounts. If you have one and intend to avail of this extra point you should know what to do (follow avalonph). Exact format of tweet should be as written below in order to qualify:

RT @avalonph: Win a Moleskine Colour a Month Daily Planner 2010! Check out details at #avalonph

You may tweet using your own variation as some of you like to share stuff like this on twitter, however they will not count as an entry. No spamming, no twitter cheating (using both personal & corporate/shared accounts). In short, play fair.

d) if I like your entry, you get plus two (2) points. This is purely my unbiased, unbribable and fair discretion.

All entries for additional points should be verifiable. Maximum available points is six (6). All entries will be summarized before the electronic raffle to be done through’s List Randomizer or something similar.

Too much work? Satisfied to submit a silly, rushed, boring entry just for the sake of submission? Think again, up your chances to win this:

This contest/sweepstakes will run from December 1, 12:01am until December 15, 9:00pm Manila time. Sweepstakes is only open for those with a Philippine-based address that’s serviceable by major couriers.

Sweepstakes winner will be announced before 8:00am December 16. Winner must give their contact information before 12nn December 18. We will exert best effort to communicate with the winner, but if efforts fail we will use our discretion in choosing a new winner. Remember, this is a 2010 Planner so it is essential that the winner receives the item before 2010! We hope that’s clear for everyone especially those planning a long vacation this Holiday season.

Loophole or oversight regarding rules- common sense apply. is the SOLE arbiter to decide on issues with regards to this contest/sweepstakes.

Good luck everyone!

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  1. Maui says:

    I am thankful for every day that I wake up knowing that even if I am sick and may have difficulty having kids in the future, I am not dying. πŸ™‚

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  3. Miya says:

    I just thank goodness I survived this year!

    I plugged this at and

    *crosses fingers!*

  4. Najee says:

    I’m thankful for the chance of winning this! =)

    (And of course, that even when things were hard in the year 2009, so much good still came out of it – including the fact that I can look forward to the year 2010! =D)

  5. O says:

    2009 has been a rollercoaster-ride for me. There were ups and there were downs. It’d be easier to say I’m thankful for all the ups I’ve went through this year: a new apartment, a rekindled love affair, road trips to new places, a promotion at work and lots and lots of new stuff. But it was mostly the downs I’m most thankful for because it gave my life a different dimension: a break-up, a family member leaving the country for good, a failed career option, days when I was really broke. It’s because of stuff like this that I was able to rise up and have the courage to live on. 2009 may have been hard, but I know 2010 will be better.

  6. Sha says:

    This year has been akin to an awakening for me. So many things were stirred up in me that I’ve never thought was possible & I’m truly a better person now. I’m thankful for love & loss, the ups & downs, the peace & insanity… All dualisms, everything in between… They make life like a colourful parade — and we all dance (-:

  7. I’m thankful for the many candidates running for President this year. They made me realize that in the elections to come, a genuine leader should step up from our ranks.

  8. Patricia says:

    I am thankful for all the rash decisions I did not make.

  9. aracir says:

    I am thankful for new friends made that I hope would turn out lifetime.

  10. toni says:

    After waiting for 6 years, my biggest blessing finally came this 2009.

    I am thankful for my son.

  11. toni says:

    Hi there! I blogged about it here:

    and tweeted it as well (@macaronigirl) πŸ™‚

  12. Bachuchay says:

    I am also thankful that during the typhoon Ondoy I was with my husband and daughter and fortunately we went to the mall early so we never experienced the flood at home. I’m grateful that we were together as a family and we survived that incident without any casualty.

  13. Stephanie says:

    I’m thankful for having good health and making it this far without going insane. πŸ˜€

    Here’s my blog entry:


    My twitter:


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  15. Kelly says:

    I’m very thankful for the love of my friends and family, and for being given so many opportunities to learn outside the classroom. πŸ™‚

  16. Angela G. Magpayo says:

    I am thankful for my renewed relationship with the Lord, my family & friends and my new work. I was blessed a thousand fold this year so I decided to give back to those in need πŸ™‚

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  18. Vikki says:

    Here’s my entry! πŸ™‚

    I am thankful for so many things and one of them is this contest. I am thankful that is sharing its blessings to Pinoy bloggers. Big thanks to you! πŸ™‚

  19. Pia says:

    I am thankful to have survived this year’s trials to my sanity. And for this one big blessing that has changed my life in ways I cannot even fully articulate, I am extremely thankful for that.

    My 2010 will be colorful πŸ™‚

  20. I am thankful for the blessings that I have received this year… the inspirations for my blogs and craft which are my comics and the novel I am writing. Also the trials that I have endured… even sometimes it rocked me to the core, I still woke up everyday and felt I am still alive and everything I have encountered makes life more happy.

  21. I am thankful that for my health and the well being of my family. I can’t say it was good year but still I am thankful for all the blessings I received.

  22. Christabel says:

    I am thankful for all the people I have met and those that I’ve grown closer to. I’m also very thankful for all the experiences I had, and especially for the lessons I learned from them.



  23. john says:

    i’m thankful for having a blog. though i have a handful of friends, there are times that i really feel lonely. of course i got a loving family but aside from them, everybody needs a friend. and that’s what my blog has been doing for four years now. it’s been there to accompany me, listen to my problems when nobody seems to care. 2009 is a bit special since the magnitude of my loneliness and emptiness fall down on me so sudden.

    another thing i’m thankful for are bloggers like you giving away free stuff like this. this is my second time joining a contest and hopefully this time, i’ll win. besides, i need color in my life, might as well have color notes instead… πŸ™‚

  24. Jerome de Leon says:

    For having learned to chronicle those special moments collectively called 2009, hence earning the blessing of keeping them forever… using my very first Moleskine!

  25. Andromeda says:

    I am thankful that this year I learned the importance not only of my will to survive but the survival of my will.

    Blogged about it here:

    Tweeted about it here:

  26. rhoda says:

    i am thankful for my baby…she’s just so adorable..more importantly, i am thankful that God has stood by our side amidst all the crisis going on..there are so many blessings outpouring…

  27. snuffles says:

    I am thankful for my newfound friends; the organization that I had recently joined and became a part of; the wonderful books that I’ve read; the deadly exams that I’ve managed to pass; the late night-outs with people whose company I enjoy; and my family.

  28. adi dp says:

    amidst all the mishappenstance of 2009…i am alive and ok, my family and friends too…and with that alone, i feel overly blessed…

  29. Berns says:

    I’m thankful for being alive because I cross C5 almost every day. Even with a Pasig police helping me cross, the cars still zoom right past you as you’re crossing the street. So thank you, God for keeping me alive, and thank you Pasig police, for helping me cross the street. And thanks to for the most awesome books!

    Can be found here:

  30. Jo-Anne says:

    posted on my blog:

    So, this year I am thankful for not being broken. For not having to go through that emotional roller-coaster again. For being able to make the right decisions- if not all the time, but at least most of the time. For having good friends, who have helped me through thick and thin. For having to love and be loved. For all the people who supported me to change for the better.
    2009 is indeed one big leap.
    I’m thankful most importantly, that 2009 happened.


  31. Kessica says:

    I am thankful for a lot of things in 2009. I am thankful that:

    1) I graduated from college–bonus was I had honors;
    2) my friends graduated with me and now we’re all (okay, except one, who’s taking postgraduate courses) yuppies, earning our own keep and staying fabulous;
    3) my whole family is still intact and business is thriving;
    4) my stories are now being read by more than twenty people, up from seven, haha;
    5) even if I lost my phone last May, I was able to save up and buy a new one;
    6) even though I’ve been single for so many years now, I am showered with the love from my family and friends; and
    7) I’m still alive, able to touch people’s lives and hope to make a change. πŸ™‚

    I also tweeted about this contest here:

  32. rhania escueta says:

    There are lots of things i’m definitely thankful for… 2009 has given me a lot of blessings and lessons in life… i have experienced life the hard way and had lots of transitions but i am fortunate enough to make it through… i am thankful that i have 2 jobs to support my sisters’ schooling.. i am thankful that i have a healthy mind and body, and thankful that i do have a loving and supporting family.. and i could not ask for more..

  33. rhania escueta says:

    tweet about the giveaway here:

  34. christian says:

    I am thankful that my mom was able to have her double valve replacement heart surgery successfully this year and we were able to pay the hospital bills and the works by God’s grace. Now I am even more thankful that because of this, we are now spending more time with her than ever before. πŸ™‚

  35. Amity Ong says:

    I am thankful for the love of my friends and family, for the wonderful blessings I’ve received, for the talent in arts that God had given me, for the health of my grandma, for the presence of my 2 little nephews that makes the family happy.

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  37. christian says:

    ooops! Christian again.sorry forgot to say that I twittered about it too. my address is thanks

  38. rhania escueta says:

    and spread the word here:

    thanks for the opportunity =)

  39. Bagel Betorin says:

    I am thankful that my parents is still with me. Every moment with them is well cherished. I am also thankful of the newest addition to our family (my sister just got married and she is now pregnant).

  40. Allan Reyes says:

    I’m thankful for knowing the truth about my ex gf.

  41. abigail ong says:

    I am very grateful to have a 2nd niece

  42. Gerlie Rivera says:

    I am thankful that I was able to go back to Laguna after being stranded in Bantayan island, Cebu during the Ondoy typhoon, and that our house is still standing when I got there.

  43. Caz says:

    I answered through my blog πŸ™‚

  44. Pat says:

    thankful for our little girl born in october πŸ™‚

  45. Rac Roldan says:

    i am thankful because i started openly celebrating who i am this year and my friends love and respect me even more for because of it. i am very happy to have met the one i will be with for the rest of my days.

  46. Louella says:

    1. A job that doesn’t require me to sit on my ass during the wee hours of the morning, simulating an American intonation with my social life and prime time National Geographic documentaries going down the miserable drain before me. All these just to get screamed at by some trailer park redneck from another time zone.

    2. Winning a national poetry award for a four-line travel-themed poetry. This after the University of the Philippines’ Creative Writing Institute decided I don’t display enough writing prowess to be admitted to their graduate school program (I knew it. Bjorn and I should have peppered our try-out manuscripts with Marxist terminologies and burned our poignant poetries on nature and God before the University’s nude effigy).

    3. Like-minded friends for the comedy and for being willing to perform various bizarre antics in the name of insanity, art and Bjork.

    4. The bookstores which never grow tired of stacking up their shelves with great literature.

    5. God and His promises.

    6. Mommy and Daddy for supplying me with enough morbidity with their daily discussions on medical gore over breakfast (and for putting up with my tantrums).

    7. He-knows-who-he-is for his perfect grammar, quiet intelligence, forest-green eyes and everyday cheerios.

    8. Occasional bouts of depression to always remind me that I am human and very much imperfect.

    9. Chowking for the ice cubes when I needed a cup full of it for blissful munching.

    10. Regina Spektor, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple for music that arouses the muse; Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage and Rage Against the Machine when I need an escape from my disappointments.

    My blog: πŸ™‚

  47. Kat C. says:

    I am thankful for the gift of being able to survive. 2009 has been my rockiest, most troubled year. It is the worst year of my life, and yet, I am still alive and I still manage to muster a smile or two. That’s what I’m thankful for.

  48. I am thankful for the wonderful people in my life. They are the source of my strength.

    Blogged about it here:

    Tweeted it over here:

  49. Tala Wong says:

    I am thankful for finding love and keeping it (so far–fingers tightly crossed!); for making new friends and finding out which friends were not worth keeping; for making decisions and mistakes that honed me as a person; for attending weddings, taking plenty of pictures, making memories, and learning more not only from my MA classes, but also from everyone around me. I am thankful for laughter, for living, and for life! πŸ™‚

  50. Gelibeans says:

    So many things to be thankful for every day, every waking moment. Despite all of these,I’ve selected my top three!

    1. I’m thankful that all my hard work in med school is finally gonna pay off! Three years of sleepless nights and hundreds of cups of coffee has passed. One more grueling year to go before graduation. *hopefully*

    2. I’m thankful that I have found the one. Someone who respects me and loves every bit of me flaws and all. Someone who has made the past 27 months, the best months of my life. =)

    3. I’m thankful that despite the countless mistakes I’ve made, in my heart I have no regrets. Because I know that if I hadn’t made any of them, I wouldn’t have learned how to make things right.

    Blogged it here:

    Tweeted it here:

  51. nino benito says:

    i am thankful for surviving another 365 days of my life.

  52. ma.victoria m. cinco says:

    there’s just so much to be thankful about for year 2009… & to sum it all up, I’m happy that I am actually happy facing a new challenge for the coming new year…

  53. for the wonderful gift of opportunity to prove that i can make my existence valuable, for the countless times i have learned significant lessons, for the immeasurable support and love i recieved, for the pains and the glory, the ups and downs, for the strenght that kept me moving, for the humililty that held me grounded, for the simple joys-all these make 2009 a joyful and memorable year. and i am just as grateful as i am still here, about to embrace another year.

  54. Ellen Joy Castel says:

    I have TEN AMAZING REASONS why I’m thankful for 2009 and you can read it here:

    TWEETED this contest here:

  55. vanessa marcos says:

    I am thankful for being financially independent from my parents. I have a decent part-time job (not call center:) that can support my schooling and daily expenses. I’ve never asked money from my parents now. I can even buy grocery and food for our family. It always make me feel good that finally I am making my own money. Aside from it I learn how to use my money wisely.
    PS: Geez, that moleskine planner is soooo pretty.

  56. jimavick says:

    Here’s what I am thankful for this year:

    Good luck everyone. πŸ˜‰

  57. dailydejavu says:

    Everyday, I am thankful for my family, my wonderful friends, my cool job, and most of all, my hubbby, who is the most amazing guy in the world. He’s my angel, my rock, my everything. Cheers!

    Here’s my tweet:

  58. maaauuuuuuu says:

    I am thankful for the gift of life. And the gift of love. Read here why:
    Tweeted about the contest here:

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

  59. christa says:

    I’m thankful for all the possibilities 2009 presented me with. πŸ™‚

    To expound on it better, I wrote about it here:

    Also Twittered on πŸ™‚

  60. haze says:

    i am thankful for another year of ups, downs and triumphs.

    here’s my blog entry:

    tweeted here: (followed you already)

  61. jey-aiy says:

    I have a lot to be thankful for, and I wrote them down here:

    I also tweeted it:

    Of course, thank you for the opportunity you have given each and everyone of us to win those Moleskine 2010 Planner.

    God bless!

  62. I’m thankful that life has been better and not worse, thankful for the blessings that we have been receiving and lastly for people who give and not expecting anything in return, for being so selfless and gives that extra smile…….

    My blog entry:

  63. I am thankful for:

    * the moleskine!
    * surviving a bad fall that cut my right eyebrow area
    * finishing my MA coursework!
    * experiencing wakeboarding & rapids rafting, 2 items in my bucketlist
    * being able to sing for the funeral of Tita Cory and share in the country’s historical event of the year
    * an opportunity to be seen singing in TV to be aired by January
    * being chosen to be an important coordinator in Bukas Palad
    * being loved and for me to fall in love again and consciously know what it really means
    * learning to face difficult challenges with a stronger resolve and calmer disposition
    * being wiser with choices and decisions in life (i’d like to believe so!)

    Blogged it here:

    Tweeted it here:

  64. Maureen says:

    I am grateful and thankful for having lived through all the trials that 2009 has brought our country, like ondoy and pepeng. I am thankful that I have food to eat, a house to live, a nice job and my family is still with me. πŸ™‚

    My blog:

  65. merlmd says:

    What am I thankful for in 2009? in everything that happened or about to happen in my life, God’s hand has always been there and for that alone I am forever grateful…blogged about it more here…

    Tweeted- done….

  66. hannah says:

    Despite us being greatly affected by typhoon Ondoy, I’m very grateful that I and my family were left unscratched, physically. We got out of the house when the water was just chest-level so we were saved. We lost all our material belongings during the flood and starting again was very difficult. I’m just very thankful that a lot of people really helped us to start anew. πŸ™‚

  67. Marizen says:

    I am thankful for a lot of things for 2009, namely:

    1. For all the people who helped me in my trying times especially the people who I do not expect to care for me that much;

    2. For mustering the courage to reform some things in my life which have been quite a issue in the past. Thus, relieving me of all the emotional burden that I have been harboring for sometime now;

    3. For having supportive friends who continuously encourage me and to listen to me;

    4. For learning a lot through experiences and satisfying my craving for new knowledge;

    5. Being able to plan my course of action step-by-step everyday which I try to accomplish everyday; and

    6. Getting over bad feelings and negative vibes as a result of bad encounters with people.

  68. grace manalo says:

    i thank God for:
    1. the wonderful books I’ve read this year (some of which I’ve ordered at
    2. my parents
    3. my boyfriend
    4. my comfortable bed
    5. my pet Bamba
    6. a job I really love

  69. Carol says:

    Here’s a link to my post:

    I also tweeted about this contest:

    Hope I get to win it!!!..

  70. Joseph Mirro says:

    I have a lot to be thankful for this year and I’ve posted my list on my blog.

    Here’s a link to my post:

    Here’s to winning that one last Moleskine 2010 planner!

  71. Karla says:

    I’m thankful for being able to say that i finished college with honors and without the absence of a social life. Haha! I’m also grateful for having an 8-month break before beginning work in January 2010. During my “bum days,” I got to travel to New Zealand and Vietnam, two very different but both beautiful countries. Lastly, I’m very thankful for all the wonderful people I have in my life.

  72. Kira says:

    I’m thankful for finally learning how to swim after 19 years which enabled me to touch fishes underwater for the first time and to swim with a pawikan! I’m also thankful that after 2 years of passing through college nonchalantly I have realized that taking academics seriously is cool! I am now over the skipping class phase, and is devotedly going to class everyday.

    Here’s a link to my twit:

  73. Issaa says:

    I am thankful for my coach and my talents and skills [Writing and Swimming]

  74. Kessa Thea says:

    Here’s my entry:

    I have posted my thank you list at

    I have twitted about this too at

    Hope I win this so I can chronicle another thank you list next year. It’ll be much more extensive I guess…

  75. Vins Miranda says:

    Hello, Jas!

    Taong 2009? Magaling siyang teacher. Hindi ko siya makakalimutan.

    Madagdagan man ang Moleskine ko o hindi, ayos lang. :))

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  77. lucy says:

    i am thankful for 2009 because the warmth and honestly of family and friends still far outweigh my being 31, clueless careerwise and unabashedly single this year!

  78. Aimee says:

    well, there are so many things that I am thankful for.. But on top of my list are:
    -passing the semester

    my post is here:
    and my twitter is:

  79. tiff k says:

    I’m thankful for so many things, I’m thankful that we sold our house this year, I’m thankful that I’ve become closer to my coursemates and active in my organizations. I’m thankful I got to go back to China and see my uncle and his family in Shanghai. I’m thankful breathing. I’m thankful that I survived 2nd year college. I’m so thankful for getting my own domain. 2009 is such a year full of ups and downs!

    My link πŸ˜€

    Hope I get a chance to win! πŸ˜€ hehee

  80. . Many things to be thankful for but spaces are not enough. Let’s give thanks to the Lord for the 365 days of the year 2009.

  81. rodeliza lacaba says:

    i am thankful of every little effort others give just to make me smile…my family and my friends, they are my angels. i love them all… πŸ™‚




    What am I thankful for?

    I’m thankful for God and my family who have been very supportive of me despite of lack of responsibility. I’m thankful for my friends, who never fails to paint a smile on my face whenever I’m feeling blue. I’m thankful that God gave me enough courage and strength to pass the first semester of my college life in flying colors. :))
    I’m thankful for every opportunity I have everyday to improve myself. πŸ™‚ I’m thankful for all the blessings that I received this year and for the years to come. πŸ™‚ Hope I can win the planner. πŸ™‚

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  85. Kaythrine says:

    What are you thankful for this 2009?
    I am thankful for having another year of full of pure happiness with my husband and our wonderful gift our little bursting baby Levi. Nothing more to ask but a moleskin planner.

    I twitt it at

    I also put you on my blog list at blog

    my email is *admin edited to remove e-mail*


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  87. Iris says:

    I’m thinking for the love of family, friends, work (yes, work!), and gadgets! πŸ˜€

    I blogged about it here:

    I’ve also been tweeting:

  88. Iris says:

    Ooops, typo! I meant, I’m “thankful” for the love of family, friends, work (yes, work!), and gadgets! πŸ˜€

    (How embarrassing, LOL.)

  89. travelista says:

    I am very much thankful for having a great 2009. Thanks to the follwing:

    1. to may family whose always been there for me.
    2. my network friends, office friends and real friends for the chikahan and for the gala and byahe
    3. my bosses, for promotion and salary increase πŸ™‚
    4. of course to our Almighty God , Thank you Lord

    Love yah all… πŸ™‚

  90. salmoncat says:

    I am thankful that my nephew is doing relatively okay after the kasai procedure they did on him. He has biliary atresia and at 3 months had to have surgery performed on him.

  91. annatweetweet says:

    thankful for lurve.

  92. sheepsie says:

    I AM GRATEFUL FOR TWITTER! πŸ™‚ Yes, seriously, I am.

    Blog: (I added avalonph to multiply so you can access the blog. :))


  93. reebsrealworld says:

    I’m thankful that in 2009, I saw an episode of Gossip Girl Season 2 where Lily said to her daughter:

    “Who says we know who we are?! We only learn to live”.

    It has been my guiding light in facing the pressures of finding who am I and what I want to do in life.

  94. Joey says:

    This 2009, I am most grateful for the birth of my baby girl!

    Blogged about it here:

    Also tweeted about the contest. My twitter is

  95. Mia says:

    I am thankful that my family and I are in good health. With all that has happened this year (the recession, floods, etc.) I am grateful that no one has been harmed or has gotten sick in my family–and that we are all still together no matter what πŸ™‚

  96. Omar P. Adam says:

    What am I thankful for?

    I’m thankful for the unconditional love my mother has been generously giving me for the past 21 years of my life. Our relationship maybe far from perfect. And undeniably, we had our fair share of mother and daughter fight; but through out all of this, she has never failed to catch me whenever I find myself down on my knees. Those people whom I thought would always be there for me has turned their back without even bothering to give so much of a glance at me. But my mom, although we may have had exchange the most hurtful words one can imagine back in my Highschool days, had her arms stretched out for me so that I could rise up again and start anew. I’m sharing this not only to win the moleskin notebook, which i totally admire btw, but to honor my mama whom have molded me to be the best person I could ever be. My sharing maybe a little bit common or some would think as a cliche but for someone like me who has never shown my mama how earnestly thankful I am to God that he has given her to me as my mother, its quite a big deal. I love you mama. And although we are miles apart for the time being (for she is in Saudi Arabia right now with my dad and little sis), I want you to know that for this Christmas, I want to ask God to give me more golden times to spend with you. xoxo

  97. Life, family and endless learning.

  98. Omar P. Adam says:

    Gomenasai. The blog link I included in my previous comment was wrong.. this is the correct link: http:/’s-circumstances


  99. Random Jan says:

    “Dear Prudence” by the Beatles was my personal theme song/mantra for 2009 and I am thankful for all the people who came into my life who made me feel exactly this:

    The sun is up the sky is blue
    It’s beautiful and so are you…

    More on my blog here:

  100. Hadiyah says:

    This year has been the most adventurous year of my life. A lot of bad things happened to me, but I just take them with the good ones and consider them a plus for experience…

    More in my blog:

    And I made a tweet @

  101. Andrew says:

    There are so many reasons to be thankful this year. Some of these are constants like life, love, and learning. If I had to cite just one specific instance for 2009, however, it would have to be how my love for poetry was (re-)kindled this year through the work of Wallace Stevens. I’ve been reading his work for years, but it was only in 2009 when this interest bloomed into glorious obsession.

  102. Ria says:

    I’m thankful everyday I wake up to enjoy another day with my loved ones. For all the blessings I received even though I felt I was not good a person to be blessed with such things.

    blogged about it here:

  103. zarine says:

    (1) Tweeted about the contest here:

    (2) I’ll write a blog post later, but just in case, here’s my answer:

    In 2009, I’m particularly thankful for the friends I regained/reconnected with; they helped me gain more perspective on things that I probably wouldn’t give attention to had they not pushed me in the right directions.

  104. Jade says:

    This 2009 has been very tough for most of Filipino people.

    There’s this Swine Flu which affected the health, education and social lives of hundreds or even thousands of our fellows. The wrath of Ondoy which took the livelihood of so many. Their houses were flooded, their possessions and worst of all, the lives of their loved ones are lost in the blink of an eye which is so hard to believe because it didn’t happen for so many decades in Manila. And the latest happening that shocked everyone of us is the Maguindanao Massacre which happened few weeks ago. A massive killing of innocent civilians and those who are just doing their job rightfully.

    It has been a year full of tears, misbelief, anger, disappointment, loss and pain. And mostly might have asked this to theirselves…

    What is it that God has given me this year that I should thank for? A question hardly answered by many.

    But some including me came to realize how fortunate i have become that this 2009 has been a blessing to me.

    First is the threat of the disease that became a scare to most of us. I am working in a hospital full of sickly people. I havent used much of the mask and strong vitamins but still I, even my friends and family didnt contract the virus.

    Then when Ondoy came to visit Manila, It was October 26 when my boyfriend called me in panic telling me that their things has been washed out by water. I was kinda confused because we are watching tv while it rains and nothing is happening. There’s even no flood in front of our house. and thankfully my love one wasnt hurt after.

    And now here I am. Very well. Strong and fine. Working. and oh! just got my work this year before I forget. Its a blessing having a work these days right?

    God’s protection towards my family and I is the greatest thing I am thankful for this year. And still hoping for more protection in 2010.

    A Moleskine might be an aid to express my gratitude in every moment that i feel that I am truly blessed by the Lord.

    May everyone of us find the happiness despite of the crisis we are facing. As long as we live. Its something we should thank for.

  105. I am so thankful that I had overcome all obstacles brought by 2009 and thus I grew up and learned so much, but best of all is that i became so much happier than how I was for the past years. Now life for me is so amazing and I am thankful for every single day that passes me by.

    More things to be thankful for in my blog:
    Also a tweet in my Twitter:

    Thank you so much Moleskine!

  106. janine says:

    I am thankful for happy homes and loving families. -Imp, a really spoiled dachshund

  107. oldshm says:

    I’m thankful for 2009 for a work promotion, an Elvis Costello concert, 2 overseas vacations, time off from work for the 2 overseas vacations, relative comfort, springing back after the storms, an operation, hormone medicines, great doctors — that means that I will be healthier for many years to come and of course, a wonderful family.

  108. Olive says:

    thankful for another chance at school, rekindling relationship and unwavering love, support and blessings. I am also thankful for hurtful experience that made me stronger. ^^, all the love yah.

  109. Joy Villar says:

    I shared what I am grateful for in my tumblr.

    Happy Christmas, everyone πŸ˜€

  110. PJ Punla says:

    I am grateful for the challenges of learning new things, going back to a crafting hobby (crochet), and for the best ten years of my life so far.

    Best of luck to everyone in this competition and happy holidays.

  111. matt says:

    blogged about it here:

    Thanks for the contest!

  112. Kat says:

    I’m grateful for quite a bit this year, family who’s always supportive and have become my friends along the way, friends who are always there and have become my family. I wrote more about it in my blog.

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  114. Jun says:

    good health (& world peace)

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  116. Rico says:

    Sheesh! I finally have my entry published.
    Bottom line, these are the things I’m truly thankful for: friends, family, wife and God.
    Read all about it in
    Tweeted your contest too at my Twitter account:
    Good luck to everyone.

  117. chrissy says:

    I’m thankful for:
    >my adorable nieces and nephew who don’t forget their “tita Kissy” even after long absences;
    >a great work team (and my boss returning to the Philippines, hurray!);
    >good health of my family (especially my dad) and friends;
    >my own flat;
    >my free Moleskin 2009 planner from last year’s contest!

  118. sheng says:

    Thank you for this opportunity to win a Moleskine.

    here’s my take.

    Thank you.

  119. kg says:

    Hi! Would like to join this contest and hope I win! I’ve been unlcuky with contests! HE! He! BUt writing the things I’m thankful for was worth it.

    Here’s my entry:
    Merci beaucoup

    [hope the link’s good.]

  120. Gail Monique says:

    hi! it’s =) i joined the contest but used my blogspot blog instead.

  121. tina says:

    learning. about myself, what i love, and the people i love. πŸ™‚

    here’s my blog entry:

    best of luck to everyone!

  122. Reder says:

    What am I thankful for this 2009? Simply being able to get through it sane, alive, and in one piece, when in fact a number of Filipinos will not be able to witness the new dawn that 2010 shall (hopefully) bring. And to all of them, I offer my prayers and a promise that I will not let their sufferings and death go to waste.

  123. Ronin says:

    Hello! I placed my entry here: I also twitted about the contest @rnbautista. Please add me on twitter because I have it on private. Thanks!

  124. admin says:

    Closed. Thanks everyone!

    This contest/sweepstakes will run from December 1, 12:01am until December 15, 9:00pm Manila time. Sweepstakes is only open for those with a Philippine-based address that’s serviceable by major couriers.