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Avalon.ph Giveaway: Star Wars Moleskine Journal

The first time I heard about Star Wars was sometime in the mid-80s. One of my dad’s cousins was young enough to consider me as his playmate, and he had plenty of Star Wars memorabilia at home. I was too young to understand the movie (I couldn’t sit still for that long), but he regaled me with stories of brave and adventurous Jedi, of the wise Yoda and the funny antics of R2D2 and C3PO. I found this all amusing, and quite frankly, liked Star Wars for these bits and pieces, and not as a whole.

The wonderful thing about Star Wars is that it is timeless. My parents and their siblings watched it. My siblings and I watched it. My cousins watched it, and when the family gets together and the discussion eventually flows to Star Wars, it is as if there is no age gap among us. Some of us love it for the simple good vs. evil storyline. Others (like myself) like it for the details of a galaxy that is different yet similar to ours. Others find its story very political, while some just appreciate the technology used to create it back then. Admittedly, I’m a fan of the merchandise that popped up, particularly the Lego Star Wars and the special edition Star Wars Moleskine journals.

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Get a chance to explore your Star Wars love by joining Avalon.ph’s latest giveaway. The Moleskine Star Wars Large Plain Notebook is a limited edition notebook dedicated to the greatest space epic ever told. It combines the classic Moleskine features with exclusive artwork from the original 1977 film.

The Moleskine Star Wars Large Plain Notebook is presented in a black hard cover with silk screen printed and debossed Star Wars graphics, quotes, logo and a paper band with a fleet of X-Wings. The inner pages are decorated with material from the Lucas film archive and include bespoke Star Wars paper inserts or stickers and full-colour end papers.

Features 240 pages of acid-free plain paper, pocket, ribbon and elastic closure.

For the full mechanics, please visit Avalon.ph.

And to wish you luck, I leave you with something from Rex Navarette: “May the Force be with you, and also with you. Lift up your sabers, we lift them up to the Force!”

Disclaimer: This is my entry to the contest. I am not an employee of Avalon.ph, nor am I getting anything out of this. I’m just hopeful that I win. 🙂 Photo courtesy of Avalon.ph

Coca-Cola’s “Any Concert, Anywhere”

James Morrisson is the reason why I first heard of Kings of Leon. He sang KoL’s “Sex is on Fire” in the BBC Radio 1 sessions a few years ago and I thought, “This is a cool song!” Googled them and a few seconds later, I heard the original and loved it. Caleb Followil’s voice is unique, and while KOL has a sort of country feel to their music, it’s still good old rock and roll.

The song’s been covered several times over, but I prefer Matishayu’s take on “Use Somebody” over Haley Williams’.

When I learned that I had the chance to see Kings of Leon perform live, and in Ireland no less, I was stoked. I’ve heard their latest album “Come Around Sundown” and I’ve become an even bigger fan. I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland and to be there to watch the Followill boys perform is pretty much a dream come true.

Do you want to watch Kings of Leon? Or for that matter, watch any one of your favorite artists live, any where in the world?

That’s right. By just drinking Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola products, you get the chance to win a trip with accommodations for yourself and a friend to watch a concert anywhere in the world! Best of all, there just won’t one winner, but thirty. Believe it!

Are you ready? Head on over to Coca-Cola’s “Any Concert, Anywhere” website to get details on the mechanics and a list of the concerts you can choose from. I’m hoping I’d get the chance to see Kings of Leon, but I won’t say no to seeing Train, MGMT, The Foo Fighters, The Script and of course, the iconic Santana.

To inspire you, here’s Kings of Leon’s newest single, “Radioactive”. And while we’re on the topic of Coca-Cola, why not drop by The Real Thing Cafe at Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato for great food? Good luck everyone!

Promo Duration: Feb. 14 to Mar. 30, 2011
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This post is an official entry to the Any Concert, Anywhere Blogger Contest.