26 Things I’m Thankful For + Giveaway

Just recently, I celebrated my birthday and though it wasn’t how I expect it to be, I feel blessed and grateful for another year to live.

These past few months, I’ve been struggling in life and it makes me feel so down. I may look okay on social media but that’s because it’s not everything you see. Then my birthday came and I realized I should be hoping for a better tomorrow than feeling down. Time to get up!

Being blessed with another year to live, I thought, I should not waste a day of it. There are so many reasons to be grateful! To even lift up my spirit, I tried to list down 26 things I’m thankful for the past year (in no particular order).

  1. My parents, for being so understanding and supportive. When I thought I became a disappointment, they’re the ones who told me, “It’s part of life, it’s normal, so don’t cry”.
  2. My brothers, who may not be the best in the world, but at least they don’t give me headache. Or not yet? Haha
  3. My friends (especially my bestfriend) who I can talk to and count on through good and bad times.
  4. The opportunities to travel with my family, friends and Gerald to different local destinations in the Philippines.
  5. Gerald, of course, for being so patient and understanding hehe
  6. For the courage to take a step out of my comfort zone, which was a really tough decision!
  7. Blogging opportunities such as gigs, sponsored posts and of course, meeting online blogger friends!
  8. Having able to start our home renovation!
  9. 7th anniversary with Gerald <3
  10. Those random foodtrips, of course!
  11. Good health for my family and friends. Mama got admitted to the ICU, thankfully she recovered well and fast!
  12. The confidence and opportunity to start vlogging, though I’m still not good at it.
  13. Being able to climb two mountains – Mt. Maculot and Mt. Ulap! Who would have thought a weakling and clumsy me survived it? Haha
  14. Winning online contests. Hehe.
  15. Papa finally got a car!!! I’m so proud! My parents deserve it!
  16. Blogger friends who visits my blog (or watches my vlogs) and take time to leave a comment. Also those I exchange messages with on Twitter or Facebook. :)
  17. That rare chance to be seen on TV! Hahaha It’s an episode of Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho. :)
  18. For another year of blogging because I renewed my domain, yes!!!
  19. KDramas to keep me sane (or not?). Hahahaha
  20. For the numerous chances I get to start over.
  21. The privileges I get such as gadgets and internet connection.
  22. Being surrounded by positive and inspiring people.
  23. Making new friends and spending time with them.
  24. Knowing that I could help people simply by sharing what I know.
  25. Birthday greetings and cakes (hehe)! I swear, no need for celebrations or surprises as long as you greet me and let me eat a cake, I’m good with that. :)
  26. For another year to live and enjoy.

Slowly, I wanna start making my way back to the top again. No more feeling down. I’ve been thinking about this recent birthday gift I got as a blessing in disguise. I’m not sure where I should go, but I know God has plans for me and I believe in Him.

Giveaway Time!

Okay, enough of the drama because aside from that, I actually have stuff to share with you! Hahaha I collaborated with my close friends Clint and Dianne for a simple giveaway. :)

There will be three (3) winners! Here are the prizes you’ll be winning:

Clint prizes
Jojomei Prizes
Dianne prizes

Just follow all the mechanics on the rafflecopter widget below and you’re good to go!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Open for Philippine residents only. No giveaway accounts please.

Giveaway ends on June 7, 2017. Good luck! :)

Think of it as a birthday giveaway maybe? Or a simple thanks to everyone who’s been visiting my blog, talking to me on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram and for cheering me up. Knowing I have friends like you, I get inspired to get back on track. :) Soon, I’ll be better. And when that happens, let’s all meet! Haha

More about Mei

I am a front-end developer who face crazy lines of codes and to keep myself sane, I keep a blog where I share my life and adventures. Let's get connected on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube,Bloglovin and Snapchat.


  1. Reply

    ANG DAMI! Huhu. How many winners will there be?? So excited! Kung sino man sya, parang Christmas na! Haha.

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      I’m so sorry sa late reply. Haha 3 winners, announced na hehehe

  2. Reply

    I had fun reading this, Mei! So happy for you and for your achievements. And happy happy birthday, I’m pretty sure you had a great one! ;)

    1. Reply

      Thank you Kristine :)

  3. Reply

    Happiest Birthday and thank you for sharing your blessings! Cheers to new experience, new ideas, new topic and more blogging! Godbless!

    Riyalyn Gatdula

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      Thank you Rain! :)

  4. Reply

    I enjoyed reading your post Ms. Mei, i hope all your wishlist ay matupad. You are blessed and thank you for sharing it and inspiring others. Happy Birthday!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Lorraine :)

  5. Reply

    I enjoyed reading your post Ms. Mei, i hope all your wishlist ay matupad. You are blessed and thank you for sharing it and inspiring others. Happy Birthday!

  6. Reply

    You have so many things that you achieve. Congrats to you. And Happy birthday. Hope you’ll have more adventure and happiness..

    1. Reply

      Thank you Ashley :)

  7. Reply

    Happy birthday, Mei! You’re one of the nicest bloggers I know (even though we haven’t met personally haha), so you deserve all the blessings and happiness!

    Good luck on the giveaway! Too bad I can’t join :-( haha!

    1. Reply

      Waahh thank you Clarisa! Hopefully magkita din tayo! Hehe Wala pang budget for international giveaway hahaha

  8. Reply

    So happy for you and your achievements, Mei! :)

    Hazel Asoy

    1. Reply

      Thank you Hazel :)

  9. Reply

    Happy Birthday!
    We really all have a lot of things to be thankful for. Life isn’t a walk in a park but it sure has its own peculiar way of saying, “I still love you!” Cheers to an awesome year and wishing you the very best in all your endeavors. :)


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      Thank you Gellie! It means a lot! :)

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    There’s just so many things that we should be thankful for, Mei. I hope everything works well for you. You can do it. Happy 7th anniversary sa inyo ni G. <3

    1. Reply

      Thank you Clint, so much! Alam mo yan :)

  11. Reply

    Sometimes, we just need to literally jot down those things that has been happening in our lives for us to be remember that we are indeed blessed and filled with good and positive things. We tend to overlook them lalo na pag nao-overwhelm tayo sa bigat ng challenges, but it’s good to reminded diba? :-) Hope you’ve had an awesome birthday. Wishing you more joy in your season! <3

    And congrats on the giveaway! Sana manalo ako, hihi.

    Dianne Kathreen

    1. Reply

      Minsan kapag sobrang dami ng challenges na nagiging nega nako, iniisip ko nalang ung positive things yung tipong marerealize ko na “sabagay, maswerte pa din ako” yung ganun. Kaya it’s a good way na din siguro. :)

  12. Reply

    Nice! :D You are really blessed and thank you also for inspiring! :D Thank you also for the giveaways :)

    Karen A. Acut

    1. Reply

      Thank you Karen :)

  13. Reply

    I hope isa ako sa mapili…

    R-thur R. Flores III

    1. Reply

      Thank you for joining R-thur :)

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    I joined the giveaway, Ate Mei! :) also, belated Happy Birthday. I think I did greeted you last time :) these prizes are so cool! hope to win one from you :)

    1. Reply

      Thank you Kai! :)

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    Hello! I joined the giveaway. (:

    1. Reply

      Thank you for joining, Arlene :)

  16. Reply

    Happy Birthday Mei! And congrats on the giveaway! Ang dami sana manalo ako! Hahaha <3

    1. Reply

      Thank you LA! :)

  17. Reply

    Enjoyed reading what you wrote! Thank you forsharing your thoughts with us. Hihi thanks also for hosting this giveaway- too awesome! More power to you!

    1. Reply

      Thank you for joining Kathleen :)

  18. Reply

    I can relate to the first two paragraphs in so many levels. Sigh. Adulting is hard! But happiest birthday to you :) At least there are lots of things you are thankful for and that’s what’s really important :)

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    I can relate to the first two paragraphs in so many levels. Sigh. Adulting is hard! But happiest birthday to you :) At least there are lots of things you are thankful for and that’s what’s really important :)

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      Totoo, adulting is so hard, ang sarap bumalik nalang s apagkabata haha Thank you Marianne :)

  20. Reply

    Fabulous giveaway. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. God bless & more power!
    Name: Jennifer Duran Timonel
    Email: jennytimonel.08@gmail.com

    1. Reply

      Thank you Jennifer! :)

  21. Reply

    Lovely giveaway collaboration, Mei! And belated happy birthday! :) Good luck to all those who joined!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Ella :)

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    I really read your blog, up^ cuz i like reading and i dont like skipping things like this, then comment, hahaha. plus it is interesting. Life comes with challenges as well as blessings. We cant stop it but we can handle those situations and make our life easy. Godbless and you can overcome every trials. 😊
    Jeazell Ann Grace

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      Thank you Jeazell I appreciate it a lot :) God bless you too :)

  23. Reply

    That’s a long list! You’re blessed. Goodluck on your blog sissy! Looking forward for more adventures in your blog.

    Sophia Gonzales

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      Thank you Sophia :)

  24. Reply

    Waah. :* thank you so much for this giveaway!

    1. Reply

      You’re welcome, JG, thanks for joining :)

  25. Reply

    I should always be thankful for everything.

    1. Reply

      Of course, always, Yhanie. :)

  26. Reply

    i’m thankful for all the people who stayed by my side! for all the love and care that they are giving to me ❀️

    1. Reply

      I can feel you! These kind of love and care are priceless!

  27. Reply

    Belated Happy Birthday :)
    May all your wish do come true ;)

    1. Reply

      Thank you Jhenie :)

  28. Reply

    I enjoyed reading your blog Ms. Mei! Thank you for this giveaway πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• God Bless the three of you and take care always! πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

    Patricia Fangonilo

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      Thank you Patricia :)

  29. Reply

    Happy Birthday. Hope you success in life and good health.
    Continue inspiring others through your blog. Thank You for this cute and geneous giveaways.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Jeanette :)

  30. Reply

    Our struggles make us appreciate our blessings more. Happy birthday to you! ❀

    And yaaay for the giveaway. 😊

    Eiric Magallanes

    1. Reply

      Thank you Eiric :)

  31. Reply

    Recently celebrated my birthday too. Wasn’t as good as I expected it to be, too. But still I am lucky – we are lucky to have another year of chances and happiness! Right? ❀️

    Anyway, ang daming prizes!!! I hope I win lol

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      Right! Things may not go as how we want it too, but things happen for a reason. Hoping for better days ahead of us! :) Thank you Melissa :)

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    Thank you for this giveaway. Please let me be the one 🎢 hahaha chos πŸ˜‚ Sana manalo ako 😊 Thank you and Godbless πŸ’›

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      Thanks for joining Rica :)

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    Thank you for this giveaway. Please let me be the one 🎢 hahaha πŸ˜‚ Sana isa ako manalo 😊 Thank you and Godbless sa inyo πŸ’›

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    I am so glad to see all these beautiful things you have and you can be grateful for <3. I entered the giveaway but only after I entered I saw that it is for Phillipines residents only. I am sorry :(.

    1. Reply

      It’s okay, Cristina. Hopefully next time we’ll have an international giveaway :)

  35. Reply

    amazing giveaways
    Augusto Capote

    1. Reply

      Thank you Augusto :)

  36. Reply

    Happy birthday, Ate Mei!! Wish you all the best in life, ‘coz you deserve it. :)) Cheer up and smile always, ate. More power to you guys and godbless always! :) 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
    Clarisse Agco

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      Thank you Clarisse! I appreciate it :)

  37. Reply

    Belated Happy Birthday!! πŸ’• you deserve all the blessings coming your way. πŸ˜„

    Janie Dezlee Marquez

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      Thank you Janie :)

  38. Reply

    It is very generous of you three! :D Thank you for the chance of wining!

    Jubilee Macatangay
    mhyrr_xhieh18 @ yahoo.com

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      Thank you for joining, Jubilee :)

  39. Reply

    Your blog makes me want to blog again :) I can totally relate with the 1st and 5th thing you’re thankful for hehe! More power on your blog and God bless you always ❀️

    1. Reply

      Thank you Jem :) Hopefully you can blog again!

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    Generous Blogger. Gusto ko din maging blogger before kasi I like reviewing things lalo na pang make up pero on my own lang, Hope I can be like the three of you. Thank you for the chance.

    joan rafunzel magdasoc medina

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      Why not? You can definitely start your blog! :)

  41. Reply

    Belated happy birthday Mei! When I recently had my birthday this year, I also realized the same things are yours. Stay positive lang tayo lage sa buhay, and everything will be in place :)

    1. Reply

      Yes Bia! I’m glad that in the end we get to stay positive despite the bad things happening. Nega lang talaga tayo minsan eh hehehe God bless always Bia!

  42. Reply

    Hoping to be one of the lucky winnerz 😊😊😊. Thank u for this wonderful giveaway!
    Arleen Oboguin

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      Thank you for joining, Arleen! :)

  43. Reply

    Thank you so much for hosting such awesome giveaway. May you have many more blessed birthdays to come. more power to you and your blog.

    Arra Odeza

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Arra! And congrats again for winning :)

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    Happy birthday po!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚ I hope your wishes will come true because you deserve it. 🌠🌠🌠 Please stay kind and humble. God bless you po. Wishing you a happy life!☺

    Kyla Angelle Rabe

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      Thank you so much Kyla! It means a lot :)

  45. Reply

    Belated happy birthday, Mei! I’ve been in a slump lately too. Hence, the low activity on my social media and blog, but I believe that we can all get over it soon. Might write a list too to remind myself what I have right now.

    Ang cute ng mga giveaways nyo. Joining on the last day hehehe.

    1. Reply

      Yes, sometimes it’s okay to take a break, mag muni-muni ganon hehe pero yes hoping for the better days ahead for all of us who’s been feeling down. Kaya natin to!

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    Aww Ate Mei! I hope that you’re okay na Ate! Kung ano man ang pinagdaan mo, malalampasan mo yan! :) Hehe Happy 7th Anniversary pala to you and your bf!! πŸ’• and oh yeahh I’m so Inggit, umakyat kayo ng Mt. Ulap! ;A; I love your photos!!! sobrang ganda ng view and mountains <33 Thank you for sharing your hike and itinerary!! I might use it in the future. Hehehe

    Annnnd Salamat sa give away, Godbless sa inyow! <3

    1. Reply

      Thank you Ktel :) Means a lot to me! Hopefully you could go hike din! :) God bless you too!

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