Win a Moleskine 2012 Large Weekly Planner (Horizontal, Hardbound)!

The Moleskine 2012 Large Weekly Planner Horizontal is dated from January 2012 to December 2012. Formatted in a horizontal format to show each week on a two page spread (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on the left page, Thursday, Friday and Saturday/Sunday on the right side), this popular planner style is perfect to have the week at a glance. The expandable inner pocket houses an address book of 28 lined pages with laminated alphabetical labels. You can remove and use it again in the years to come.

Every Moleskine product is thread bound and has a cardboard bound cover with rounded corners, acid free paper, a bookmark, an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history.

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1. Leave a comment below this post answering:

What are you thankful for this year 2011?

(+1 point / Bonus +3 points if we like your answer. We will not disclose if you get the +3.)

Note: Updated to “2011”, it was previously encoded as 2012. So if the comments section sounded a little off the question it’s our fault. Will still count as valid entries. Sorry about that.

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– This giveaway is open only to residents of the Philippines with an address that is serviceable by major couriers.

– Giveaway starts on Dec. 4 (Sunday), ends on Dec. 15, 2011 at 7:00pm (Manila time). All valid entries will be tallied and a winner drawn via a List Randomizer website. We will announce the winner within 36-48 hours (or asap). Winner must respond within a reasonable period, preferably 2-3 working days.

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Good luck and have a joyous 2011 December!

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78 Comments on Moleskine Weekly Diary/Planner 2012 Giveaway!

  1. I’m thankful for the year 2012 because I’m finishing my post-graduate internship, I’m finally getting my medical license, and I’m going to have time to travel! 🙂

  2. I am thankful for all the friends and blessings I have gained this year. I am thankful for the experiences I have gained from work, and from my bosses in government. I am thankful for the opportunities brought my way because of my blog and my involvement with social media for social change.

  3. What am I thankful for this year 2012?

    I am thankful–


    Yep, nothing more, nothing less 😉

    God had surely given me the BEST in life—- especially this past years. And I give him back all the glory.

    Another year is now unfolding. And I will enjoy the entire year, days and months with Him by my side. Living is the greatest gift I had receive. I know for sure that I will, by all means, return this borrowed life soon, but as long as I still have it, I will live it according to His plans for he will always and forever reign in my heart. Thank you God for keeping me alive. Thank you for still permitting me to wake up each day and inspire others. Nothing else is worth thanking for other than this! ?

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  4. What am I thankful for this year?

    I don’t believe I’m lucky, but more likely to be blessed.

    And truthfully, there is so much to thank for. So, I’ll sum it up with the two things I’m most thankful for. . .

    To be able to wake up and live for another day.
    That up to now God has continued to keep me safe and shower me with his blessings.

    And to be able to learn from the challenges in life.
    I may have experienced a lot of mishaps but surely through these obstacles do we learn to become a better person.

    I believe everything has its reason. We have to live life to the fullest and learn from our mistakes and most especially to share with others the blessings we receive because we have only one life so make the most of it.

  5. I’m thankful for being able to be in college. We’re living in very tough times and I find myself lucky for still affording good education. I hope that I can see a bright future ahead of me in the years to come.

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  6. Hard as it is. I’m grateful for the challenges and trials I and my family are going through
    this year. My character flaws and weaknesses are revealed; my faith is strenghtened enabling me to endure and my love for my family, friends and my God increased.

    I’m just grateful that I’m a work in progress.

  7. I am thankful for being able to do the things I love most– dance, write and blog. Also, that I am alive and well because of God’s continuous provision and guidance for our family.
    Hopefully, this coming 2012 will be as blessed as my 2011.!/tinadvincula

    *did everything except #5. 🙂
    I HOPE I WIN! 🙂

  8. There’s so many things to be thankful for. But now that I’ve come to think of it, the two TOP reasons why I’m grateful for this year is: 1. I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, and 2. I gave birth THE MORNING AFTER MY GRADUATION AT PICC.

    Until now I’m still amazed of the fact that I got through those two. The last term of everyone’s college life is hard enough. But what more if you’re pregnant, right? So, there. 🙂

  9. I’m thankful for 2012 because we’re moving in to our new home together with my four-month old little boy! Now, my heart doesn’t have to break each time I leave him with my in-law at the beginning of the work week.

    And, of course, fate-permitting, I’m thankful for the new MOLESKIN Weekly Diary Planner 2012 giveaway where I can chronicle my adventures and misadventures as a working momma! *They say thoughts can be really powerful, so I’m trying my luck claiming it as early as now!*

  10. The last 6 months of 2011 was full of challenges for me and my family. First, I suddenly found myself jobless in my mid-life. Second, I have a case filed against me in court for an incident that happened 6 years ago. And, if that wasn’t enough, the lessor of our little family farm wants to opt out in the middle of the current milling season even when he still owes our family a substantial amount for last year. Yet, in spite of all these, no trial or injustice can overshadow God’s love and mercy for me. I count my blessings instead of my crosses. It has been 4 months of absolutely no earnings but we are coping very well. I am glad that we are a simple family with simple needs and somehow, God and His Divine Providence has never let us down. But I think if there is one thing that I am really grateful for is the fact that I found myself coming closer to God more than ever before. In fact, I am thankful for all the challenges of 2011 and yes, even the people who have sought to destroy me. Because of them, I have found my way back to the Lord. I have no hatred in my heart…I continue to pray for all those who have hurt me. I believe that all these are tests to make me a better person pleasing to God. God sent His invitation and I accept. For the coming year 2012, I will continue to give thanks to the Lord for His infinite blessings, for His divine providence and protection and finally for His divine mercy and justice which I firmly believe will come in due time. I put all my trust in Him.

  11. What are you thankful for this year 2012?

    Lost friends, been mature like never before, was able to stand up for own decision, totally changed my kind of music for someone I like and what nots. So many things had happened this year but I’m still thankful for the experience because it made me swallow my pride, accept the fact that you can’t please everybody and realize who are worth keeping. I’m not the person I used to be and I’m happy with what I’ve become. I have so many things to look forward to and be thankful for in 2012: college graduation, first ever job in summer, new friends and a whole new chapter in life. I am thankful for every person who have loved and hurt me, for without them, I would be still the “immature insensitive girl” they have known.

  12. 1. What are you thankful for this year 2011?

    2011 has been a great for me because it is the year of ‘firsts’ and full of surprises! I am thankful because I got to experience my first online job, first salary, first volunteer job as a volunteer nurse, first trip out of the country with my mom (Singapore), first time to meet my online friends from GoodReads, first time to attend the first ever ReaderCon last September. Aside from the ‘firsts’, I get awesome blessings from God, asked for forgiveness and been forgiven, fixed broken friendships and relationships, the choice to be happy with my life and my family. AND ALSO, THE NUMBER OF BOOKS I HAVE DOUBLED! (And the books I’ve read, too!). Another thing, I always abandon my planner but this year, I totally used it by writing down my agendas, thoughts, and book reviews! I also meet my new year’s resolutions! I finally made myself a girl by wearing dresses (lol, don’t judge, I am boyish when I was a teenager!) I super love this year and I hope 2012 will be a better year!

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    Thanks, Jas for this contest! At least I am able to count my blessings I received this year 🙂

  13. The sole thing I am thankful for 2011 is HOPE.

    Not the cigarette brand, man.

    Hope since it’s the only thing, which I firmly believe, is omnipresent and all-encompassing in everybody’s life.

    Hope that there’s a ray of light for every dim, grim moment in our daily grind with our jobs; Hope that there’s always that someone who will understand and accept you for your differences; Hope that there’s always that perfect moment for you to shine and prove yourself; Hope that there’s always chance to undo mistakes, Hope that there will always be a rainbow after a storm; and Hope that in the incomprehensible mystery of life, you’d still wake up in the morning.

    Also, let us not forget that hope isn’t something that’s so abstract. It can be your boss, your work, your boy or girlfriend, your grades, your spouse, your kids, your siblings and even your own self.

    And man, does hope knows no boundary–may it be creed, religion or race.

    Simply put– it’s the only thing we all have. And the only thing I hold dearly in winning this giveaway.

  14. I am thankful for the gift of family, the gift of friends…for passions that I am able to pursue and really thankful that I saw this blog because I love Moleskine:)

  15. I give thanks continuously for a new day. We always ask to start fresh, not realizing that every day is a new day, a chance to start anew. The past is past, the future is still tomorrow, we have today.

    I am also thankful for friends, the laughter, conversation, the companionship, the tears, and even the silences among friends; for letters, words, phrases, sentences, ideas, and even better if they be books, stories; for the capacity and ability to experience life; to growing old-er , and hopefully wiser, smarter, better.

  16. 2011 is a year full of challenges for me, one of which was getting myself back into university after a 2-year leave of absence. Thankfully everything turned out just fine and I’m now taking Literature classes at DLSU-Manila, each one interesting, inspiring, and difficult after the other.

    The best part? At the end of the day, I come home to the warm embraces of my husband and 1.9-year old daughter. 🙂

  17. What are you thankful for this year 2011?

    I’m thankful for the many opportunities that came my way: the opportunity to travel to two countries, getting a scholarship grant for graduate school, and being able to spend time with my family before I have to leave for school again.!/tiffychua/status/144054286580596736

    And I sent a random message. More random than sensible D:

  18. i know there are many things to be thankful for, but the things that had the most impact on me are the blessings of work, a complete family, friends, and the fact that we can still manage to share smiles even on a really bad day. 🙂

  19. I am thankful for having decided to go back to university after a decade-long hiatus (spent working nights and early mornings).

    This time at UP Diliman has led to a list of unintended but wonderfully welcome things I am thankful for this year:

    Passion. My rediscovery and the subsequent rekindling for my twin passions of writing and the arts. I am thankful that I have the drive to blog and jot down my poetry, stories, thoughts, and personal essays. I am thankful that I have started creating art again and that I am currently crafting a paper-mache hobby horse as a Christmas gift for my thirteenth-month old daughter.
    Time. I am thankful for somehow being able to wake up at 6:00 AM every day without an alarm clock (after getting to actually sleep nights) and then stretching, praying, greeting the day, and singing in the shower (but not necessarily in that order).
    Health. My being able to swim with my best friend at the crack of dawn and then joke afterwards in our version of locker room talk. My being able to pursue minimalist/barefoot running around the oval and streets at university whilst the sun drops. My being able to perform kata on the roof top terrace whilst no one is around.
    Heart. My being able to heal, strengthen, and nurture my personal relationships with my family and friends. It may have taken a long time, but I’m getting there. I will get there.
    Now. My being able to live in the now.

    Thank you 2011. I know you know that I have a longer list but what is important is that, that list, from being written becomes lived well.

  20. 1. I have a lot to be thankful for this year and I actually wrote an entry about it in my blog ( I’m thankful for graduating with honors from a top university. I’m thankful for having the opportunity of going to Spain and then to Taiwan on scholarships. I’m thankful for my life, my family, and my friends! 🙂




    6. Done 🙂

  21. I am thankful that for the first time I have developed a deeper relationship with the people whom I love. Looking back, this year was a hard one, every month I would be in different types of conflict with my parents/siblings/boyfriend. And at that time, I can never connect the dots, not until today when I look back on what has happened.

    I thank God for touching me heart and continually giving me unconditional love that I never deserved in the first place. Without Him, all my conflicts will never be resolved, He has touched my heart in more ways than one and helped me grow and realize along the way that life was not always about me.

    This year, I thank the fact that I am alive today. Another year, another day, and for another chance at life.

  22. 2011 turned out to be a roller coaster ride – a lot of curves, turns… like life moved at such high speed there’s no way to turn back. Nonetheless, I’m grateful that despite BIG LIFE RISKS and DECISIONS I made this year – which includes leaving a stable, corporate job with barely any money left in my bank, I survived (or am surviving)! I was finally able to free myself from the 3-year Job I used to “love” for a life long goal I wish to pursue before it’s too late 🙂 Oh, and I started a business late this year and so far, it’s doing GREAT!
    It always helps to count not the losses but the blessings!

    Looking forward to an awesome 2012 (despite end of the world rumors, Ha!)

  23. 2011 has made me very thankful to have such wonderful friends.

    I survived a hike up Mt. Pinatubo, and celebrated a wonderful surprise party with them. 🙂

    2012 makes me all the more hopeful of the many more friends I will be able to meet, and experiences that I will be able to share with them.

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    2. posted this on twitter:!/toyangtoyang

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    Happy Holidays! 🙂

  24. I am very thankful for the fact that 2011 was a year well-spent. This year I have managed to turn an emotionally-draining troublesome 2010 into a fulfilling 2011 through prayers, a supporting family, and self-determination. Through this, I have come to realize that the purpose of another year is to have another chance in life. =)

  25. This 2011 is very precious for me. I’m grateful because of these 3 things:
    1) my renewed faith in God;
    2) my renewed relationship with my husband; and
    3) my happy and healthy baby boy.

  26. I am thankful for the trips, both local & international, that I was able to take this year. It was indeed a great year for me ( :

  27. I’m thankful this 2011 because I finally got pregnant after trying for 6 months.Our prayers have been answered and its going to be a dragon baby.

  28. This year, I am very grateful for being able to experience genuine happiness alongside my family and friends in the church and at school. Because of them, I learned to love, laugh, and enjoy life even more. And most of all, I am thankful to our dear Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for all the trials me and my family have experienced. Because of those trials, we gained blessings. I have also accomplished most of my goals for 2011 and I am very much looking forward to the year 2012. I hope it will be a prosperous and exciting year again for me and for everyone. 🙂

  29. This year has been greatly remarkable because it has been met with laughter, sorrow, tears and tons of learning. I’ve learned to cherish and value God, my family and friends, managed to grow up a little and face life head-on. I’ve lived life to my greatest potential but still acknowledge the weaknesses that may weigh me down, and boy, are they a lot! Most of all, I’m thankful that this year, I’ve reached the 3rd decade of my existence, in full health, sanity and well-being. I may not have grown taller but I sure am a lot wiser, and with that, I’m glad to be alive! And yes, I do welcome 30 +1 in 2012. Bring it on!

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  30. Of course, I am thankful for life and good health. But most of all, I am thankful for my family. I am really thankful for their generosity. I’ve been on an extended sabbatical leave and this is why I could hardly make both ends meet. I’m single and I do freelance work. But lately, I have not been actively seeking work projects or assignments. I would always be grateful to my mom, my brother,and my sister. I can always borrow money from them when I need to pay the rent, electricity, phone and other bills. Aside from this, they understand my need to keep my own pace; to keep out of the rat race. And they respect whatever decisions I make, even if they aren’t the best ones, or the least logical. Aside from God, my family is my refuge; my anchor. And I know that they will be there for me… always.

  31. Im thankful to God for all the blessings especially when my 2 kids are safe and healthy..eventhough we dont have money or food to eat,still were happy family..

  32. What are you thankful for this year 2011?

    I’m thankful that I was able to enter college despite all our family and financial problems and now that I’m on my second semester.

  33. I’m thankful for the strength and guidance the Lord has continued to provide me as I carry on with my daily responsibilities as both a mother and father to my kids while my husband is working away from home. I’m also grateful to my mother and sister who have been my source of support during trying times. Not to forget, I’m thankful for the jobs that I have right now which have enabled me to pursue my passions and enjoy financial freedom.


  34. What are you thankful for this year 2011?

    . I am thankful that God still gave me chances to live a normal happy life. Every year he guides me to the right path, and as a Young Kidney tranplant, he never leaves by myside even conditions may seem worse. Just last October, I caught dengue virus, which is pretty crucial for transplant like me because of compromised immune system that helps us transplants to avoid organ rejection. Luckily I survived that catastrophe in my life. Yes, I do believe in miracles. I experience it. From the start of my never ending journey till now recuperating day by day, I still manages to flee from unwanted events through the help of those Miracles. So much to be thank and so much to be happy because of him. And as 2012 approaches, I pray that I could easily adjust when I go back to school with a new environment, and a new me.!/indestructabl_e/status/146493511062138880c

  35. What am i Thankful this year 2012

    I succeeded again for another year to raise my family from my Job. Even though I dont have a salary as high as 6 digits, We still manage to live a fine life. We all thank it to the lord jesus christ. Happy birthday to him and Merry Christmas!

  36. Im thankful that Im still alive…a friend of mine passed away last November after from fighting to his long time illness…Im very thankful for the good health and balance life to me and my family..Im thankful for the intact relationship that we have in our family..Career was not so good to me but I guess 2012 is a great year to start..Love life is on my way and hoping for all good things next year..

  37. To breastfeed my only child for a year ( and counting) is what I am thankful for this year 2011. Breastfeeding him is all th best that I can give despite of being a stay-at-home mom. I am thankful for having abundant milk and nourished body, and with that I am also thankful to keep him healthy and strong.

  38. This year, I am really thankful for the seven years of our long relationship with my fiance. Even though we shared several mishaps, problems, and unavoidable situations we stand tall and continuously facing each and everyone of it. I am not just happy with the outcome but proud with my achievements.

    I also studied another course for my personal growth and will master it for my future.!/jazieloliveros/status/146584191209979905

  39. This year I am most thankful for my new career with Philam Life. Recently, I was awarded — “#2 Rookie Financial Advisor” …I must be on the right track! 🙂

  40. What are you thankful for this year 2011?

    There are a lot of things that I am thankful for 2011. I am thankful that I am alive, and that the good Lord has given me and my family the gift of good health. I am also thankful for all the blessings this year as God does provide especially in times of need. I am thankful for kind friends and kind people, as well as people who do care about the world and others. Lastly, I am thankful that I was/am able to live a full 2011, and that the promise of a fruitful 2012 is at my grasp.

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  41. I am thankful with my family who loves me. I am thankful with my growing business and my business partners. My friends are also the ones whom I thank God for being with me always. I am grateful with my health. I always praise God for all the blessings this 2011. I am looking forward for more this 2012. 😀

  42. I am pretty much thankful for this year 2011 because this year made me realize what my dream really is. And I’m looking forward into 2012 to be my year. But I guess, because of my hectic schedule in school, I will be needing a planner to keep my life more organized.

  43. To the rocky starts and smooth finishes, the stumbling blocks I had to cross, to the things I lost and the ones I found, and the people i met along the way — my 2011 may not have begun the way I wanted it to, but I realized I had to go through all of it to know what’s truly important in my life. And I couldn’t have done it all without His grace and the support of my family and friends. I feel so blessed to have all of you.

  44. What are you thankful for this year 2011?

    With the nearing of the end (2011), I am just thankful I survived the chaotic year that was 2011. Amidst all controversies, scandals, accidents, etcetera, I am grateful to be still breathing and ready to embrace the new year in a more positive light…So, 2012, bring it on!!! 😀

  45. I am thankful that am able to recover after being confined in the hospital. And I am thankful for having my family and friends who are always supportive.

  46. I am thankful that I was finally able to finish all my requirements for my Masters Degree, so I’ll be graduating na next year!

    I am thankful for my job and colleagues at work. I am learning quite a lot from them.

    But most of all I am thankful for my family. I will always be thankful that I have been part of my family. I will continue to pray for my parents and brother continual health. So, Christmas is really about them anyway. ^_^ We don’t even have a Christmas tree set up this year but cliche as it may sound and I guess a bit emo to boot, but I think Christmas is a state of mind. When you continually practice to be sympathetic of others everyday, who can then say that Christmas is only celebrated once a year.

    Have a Merry Christmas, sis!

  47. Although 2011 started out in a bad way (my mother was repeatedly hospitalized early this year), I am still thankful for many things that happened in 2011: I was able to go to Hong Kong, the two lumps that grew in my nephew’s neck were not cancerous, and I was able to successfully shift careers late in the year.

    I hope that this continued happiness will last for many more years.

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