It’s my blog’s first birthday today! It has been an insane ride over the last 365 days, and I honestly did not think I’d last this long, but hey, lookie here — we’re a whole year old and have just learned how to walk!
As you can probably imagine, much of the first year was me figuring things out. Sure, I’ve written constantly since I was 8, and blogged throughout my teens and well into my 20s, so I’m not new to it. Traveling, I felt like I could do more of. What was new was focusing on both, instead of treating them as extracurricular activities.
As much as I would have liked to have hit the ground running, I did need to pace myself because I did kind of jump the gun when I called the shots to f*** it all. I’m impulsive and naive, but I’m not stupid. So really, much of last year was spent making new friends and doing all sorts of awesome new things. It started slow, but my, my, are things picking up!
It’s been really frickin’ cool, and I am suuuuuper grateful for everything everyone’s done for me, with me, to me — without you, I wouldn’t be here. To those who believed in me when I didn’t; to those who didn’t believe in me when I did; to new friends who trusted me to do good by their endeavors; to my old friends and family who have helped me put this together, whether giving advice on logo studies; or planning trips with me, let me hitch on theirs; or writing and taking photos for me — thank you so, so, so, so, so, SO MUCH. My heart is fat with love for you!
That being said, I have a little treat for all of you — I’m giving away some of my new favorite things! I have all of last year’s listed down, but I already have all sorts of new stuff to get me started on the next one.
First up: Zen Bamboo Speakers.
How fricking awesome is this! You put together my love for nature, music, and supporting local, Filipino social enterprises, and this is what you get. I get one of my favorite Spotify playlists on my phone, hit play, stick it in the little slot, and enjoy! Sometimes I dance, sometimes I light up a bowl, sometimes I’ll have a drink and chat with friends — it’s all good all the time.
The great thing about this is, it stands stable, and it can fit even large phones. It naturally augments sound without the need for electricity. And, it helps the local bamboo industry and its farmers.
As you can see, I have four of these, and I only need one. So, I have three to give away! Want one? Well, you have all the chances in the world to win one!
To enter, you must fulfill all three:
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- Comment on this post, saying why you want to win. Don’t forget to introduce yourself so I know how to get in touch with you in case you win!
Sharing this post makes you eligible for this prize. Completion of all three of these requirements equals one entry.
Deadline of entries is on September 15, 2016.
You think we’re stopping here? Nope! I have a couple more fun things lined up, so keep your eyes peeled!