Some things to be thankful for and a giveaway!

Early this year I started creating this blog as an outlet for my random and often nonsense thoughts about almost anything under the sun. For the past five months, I am happy that I have maintained writing in here and have even finished a 30-day blogging challenge.

I admit that this site isn’t themed just like others; mine is like a journal where I input my experiences, thoughts, and views. I know that my writing is nothing but ordinary, and my thoughts are so varied that some people might find it hard to keep up with me. I post Korean restaurant reviews, travel photos, book reviews, Korean songs, recipes, and even political opinions. Random, I know. In spite of all that, I was gifted with the support of my followers who keep on liking and sharing their thoughts on my blog entries. For that, I am eternally grateful.

Currently, I have 248 WordPress and 900+ SNS followers. It is really amazing yet difficult to grasp sometimes. I mean, where did I get such a number of readers? It’s not as if my blog is so wonderful and interesting. Hehe.

So to mark this overwhelming blog milestone, I would like to reward both my followers and visitors with something pretty and useful. My blogger friend, Juanita Tortilla, is kind enough to share her creative skills with us. Originally from Singapore, she brought her love of crafting handmade products to her current location in Switzerland. She’s into creating jewelry, bags, and even dresses. How wonderful is that! Interested in her products? You may check out some of the photos of her unique and crafty creations.

Beautiful, aren’t they? I especially love the sweater.

Inspiring, isn’t it? She is so nice to gift one of you guys a pair of crocheted earrings and multi-purpose purse from her Etsy shop. Now, how awesome is that?

the giveaway set

Rules: This giveaway is open internationally from November 19 to 25. I will announce the winner by November 26 in this blog and the winner has 48 hours to comment/reply on the announcement otherwise the winnings will be forfeited and I have to choose another one. The items are decidedly feminine, but men are also welcome to join. I’m sure your girl will be glad to have these. 🙂

How to enter: Click at the rafflecopter link below which will direct you to the giveaway widget. Answer the mandatory questions and do tasks for bonus entries. Honest answers, please. All entries will be verified.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you for joining and I hope you’ll continue visiting my blog. Good luck to everyone!

*This post will remain sticky until the promo ends.

63 thoughts on “Some things to be thankful for and a giveaway!

  1. Your writing is awesome, and definitely going to try out the giveaway. Might get lucky. P/S we featured you on our feature & follow today because your blog is so exciting!! Thanks for always visiting our very new blog. You rock!!

    1. Hi, Suilan. Thank you for this very overwhelming thing you did to me. Really, I appreciate it so much!!! I don’t know if I am worth the attention, but I am really grateful for readers and friends like you. Will sure check out that post and camp out in your blog, too 🙂

    1. Oh dear! Thanksgiving already passed, but the cornucopia of awesome things continue to overflow with such goodness! I have to thank Hercules for wrenching one of Achelous horns then 🙂 Will sure accept it, but please give me time to write posts for them as my hands are pretty full at the moment. Thank you!

  2. I love your blog Monica! I started mine to be more of a journal too, but somehow it has evolved to focus mainly on writing, though that is what I spend most of my time doing so it makes sense I guess. 🙂

    1. Hi there, Heather! Thanks for dropping by. I am very much honored in having you here. Hey, guys, this lady had finished her nano novel for this year, and four more in the past. Isn’t she great?

      As of now, this blog is mainly about my lifestyle, though it is leaning more on reading. Hmm. Perhaps when I reach my first blogoversary, I will know. 🙂

      1. Aww Thanks! 🙂 Writing is something I have wanted to do since childhood, so when I discovered Nano it was a great excuse to focus on my writing! 🙂 I haven’t quite reached my first year of blogging yet either, though it’s not far away – January. I did a bit of reading about blogs before I started, and a lot of people said that blogs usually ended up being focused on one thing – but you’re blog looks very successful anyway – so you must be doing something right!! 🙂

    1. Hello, Rahul! Oh, another award! My hearts is overflowing with gratitude now. Thank you! I feel like a winner of the recently concluded Miss Earth beauty pageant where Philippines got the second place only. Haha.

      I will definitely check the link soon 🙂

      1. Hahahahahah! You’re such a great writer I have ever known ya know? A well deserved nomination for you, Monica. Have a good time ahead. God bless, Miss Earth Beauty! 😉 😀 🙂


  3. Enjoy’d taking a peek at your blog. Thanks for liking mine. I also tweeted you. Some of your followers would really enjoy my book. It’s on kindle for $3.99 a steal since it was rated with 5 stars. I would be happy to do a guest post for you sometime.

    1. Thanks for swinging by, Jeanette. I am not that active in twitter, but will check you there, too.

      Wow! Another author/blogger friend here. How lovely! I say your book is really special to be rated with sparkling five stars. I will send you a private message 🙂

  4. Hey there dear,

    Thank you for liking my blog entry consisting of life-size Hello Kitty stuff toys and yummy food. You’ve got a good site here. 🙂 Lovely writing too. I assume you’re from the Philippines?

    The prizes for the contest are simply wonderful. I love the sweater and the messenger bag! Might join the contest. Hihihi.

    See you around!

    1. Hi there, Gem.

      That photo with huge Hello Kitty knocked me out. I am not the said cat’s fan, but I appreciate beauty and cuteness when I see one. At first, I didn’t know it was taken in SM North. Agh! Which reminds me, I was in Trinoma yesterday. I forgot to go to SM North, haha!

      Thanks for the compliments. Yes, I am currently in the Philippines. 🙂 I will continue writing the good stuffs to promote our country 🙂

      Yes, please do join the contest. We still have few more hours!

  5. This is so great! It seems I’m most certainly not alone when I say I’m incredibly thankful that you and Juanita are making it possible for other bloggers to win such lovely, authentic, beautiful items. How inspiring!

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