2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Joining a Contest Again


I’ve been fascinated about blog contests for some time now. This began when I first joined  Jehzlau Concepts‘ “A Cool Contest Before November Ends.” I didn’t win. But all contestants were given free 1 year domain names and lifetime hosting as consolacion. That was how my first blog Cebu and Davao Journey acquired a new domain name. From cebuanddavao.blogspot.com to cebuanddavao.com. The next one was Batang Yagit’s “My Most Memorable Event in 2010.” I won second prize: free lifetime hosting.

After a few months I joined Abdul Hakeem’s first contest, and with pure luck, I won first prize. I received the prize only a few days ago. I would like to thank Roy of Abdul Hakeem for giving me the opportunity.

Now, I am joining his contest again called “Most Interesting Blog Award.” (this is after joining Jehzlau Concepts’ “Im Giving Away an iPad This April.”) I’ve decided to choose a post from this blog as my entry, since my writings here are more honest and sincere. My posts in Cebu and Davao are more on the business side, more informative. This blog is more of my thoughts and idealisms. Sometimes esoteric and pompous, as with the name of this blog. Also goes with the title of my entry. Here is my entry for this contest, To Live a Pompous Life.

Anyway, this contest is open to all Filipino bloggers. So if you are one and think that you have interesting thoughts to share to the world, just submit your entry to Abdul-Hakeem, Weblog of Roy. Click this link:  Abdul Hakeem. The contest is easy. You can submit an old, a recycled, or new entry. Just fill out the entry form from Roy’s post.

So here I am again joining another contest. I hope I win. I also hope for the deserving one to win. I would like to thank Roy again for giving me and all Filipino bloggers the opportunity to express ourselves through the power of blogging. Let’s keep on blogging in the free world. Cheers to all! 🙂

My First Prize from Abdul-Hakeem, Weblog of Roy


I was surprised this morning when a message on my chat box said that I need to confirm my Paypal’s email address. Not on this blog, but on my Cebu and Davao blog. The message was from Roy; and after clicking his name I went to a post that announced the winners of his blog contest.

It never occurred to me that I would win this contest. I just sent Roy my blog’s link and commented to his blog post, and after a few weeks, I’ve received $25. Yipeee! I’m so happy! 🙂

Roy just began this blogging contest several weeks ago and it looks pretty successful on the first one, the one that I’ve joined and won. He is hosting another contest which is happening now. If you want to join, just click this link here: Abdul-Hakeem.

Good Luck! Cheers! 🙂