Monday, October 01, 2007

Celebrate Aidilfitri with Mariuca!


Raya is around the corner! The most joyous festival for Muslims, Hari Raya Aidilfitri signifies the end of our fasting month and the beginning of a month long celebration. And I'm thinking, what better way for you to brighten up your Raya than WINNING this lovely Mariuca Mug? Yes, it’s time for my second contest and this time I’m giving away a cool green Mariuca Raya Mug!

As you can see, Mariuca is happily holding a bunga api (sparkler) and clad in a sweet turquoise blue Baju Kurung, which is the quintessential Malay female attire. You can also see some pelita (oil lamps) at the back of the mug. They are normally lit and placed outside homes but nowadays decorative lights are used as convenient replacement for the traditional pelita. A string of ketupat (rice cakes wrapped in coconut leaves) completes the entire Raya look for this mug. Ketupat is traditional Hari Raya fare and usually served with beef rendang (beef cooked with spices and coconut milk).



This mug is my way of thanking Mariuca's readers, friends and supporters so I'm making it really easy for one lucky person to bring Mariuca home! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be in the running to WIN this adorable Mariuca mug! The contest is open to ALL Mariuca and Mariuca's Perfume Gallery members from MBL and BlogCat! If you're not a Mariucan yet, just click here to join My MBL Community or My BlogCat Neighborhood before leaving a comment on this post. Now, check out the rules below:

Rules

1. Leave a comment on this post. Tell me how much you want to bring Mariuca home!

2. One winner will be selected randomly, via random. org.

3. Contest starts on Oct1, 2007 – Oct 9, 2007.

4. Winner will be announced here on October 11, 2007.

5. International entries are allowed.

Now, for some information on the mug. This Mariuca mug was specially ordered by me from the very creative Emila. It was hand painted using Pébéo Porcelaine 150 paint, and then laid to dry for 24 hours before baking in the domestic oven at 150 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes. Remarkably resistant to dishwashing and normal detergents, the paint does not wear off after washing.

Have fun and GOOD LUCK! :)

178 comments:

Bobby October 01, 2007 12:26 AM

Yay!!!!!! 1st commenter! I would put this beautiful mugg on my desk next to my computer screen to celebrate my best buddy Marzie and to celebrate Raya!!!! Though I am not Muslim, I still love my fellow human beings and all their festivities!!!!!:)

Mariuca October 01, 2007 12:30 AM

Bobby, thanks for being my first commenter! For that, u get a special magical GP sprinkle for extra good luck in this contest!

Happy Raya to u then Bobby LOL! Glad ur joining me in my celebration. :):):)

Genie Princess

ChampDog October 01, 2007 12:33 AM

Oct 7 is my birthday. Wish I could get this mug as my birthday present. Hehehehe... :)

Mariuca October 01, 2007 12:35 AM

Hola champdog!! Am so happy u could join my contest this time around YAY! Oh and a early Happy Birthday to u fren! Good luck for the contest! :):):)

Genie Princess

THE NAFASG TEAM October 01, 2007 12:41 AM

Wow another chance to win another beautiful Mariuca Mug! And if we can win this, our Hari Raya would be the best Hari Raya ever. :):):)

Genie Princess, we would love to have that mug. If we win this mug, it would make us feel as if the Genie Princess has added tonnes of magical sprinkles to us. U have been so generous with your sprinkles, so we believe u would bring us more sprinkles by giving us this mug right right right??? =)

Anyway, may Genie Princess and all her loved ones have a wonderful wonderful Aidilfitri this year! =)

With love,
NAFASG

Mariuca October 01, 2007 12:48 AM

NAFA! GP LOVES ur comment, smiling away happily now! For that, here's yet another magical sprinkle just for NAFA! Yay, maybe u guys will win this time around, then I'll get to go to Singapore! Good luck guys. :):):)

Genie Princess

Bobby October 01, 2007 12:50 AM

Marzie, you have the most awesome contests!!!!! I would treasure anything from you, especially something made by our genius artist friend, the Genie Buddy Emila!

Here's some extra love for you and all your readers for this most excellent contest! Good luck to everyone (even me, he he he!):)

Mariuca October 01, 2007 12:54 AM

Wow another comment from Bobby! Thanks so much and yes, good luck to everyone here!

Bobby, I'm sure ul win something from Mariuca one day, hey..it might even be this mug! :):):)

Genie Princess

Adrian October 01, 2007 1:08 AM

ALAKAZAM! The genie King is here and he wants the mug! Does it come filled with the lovely rendang you talk about so much! The genie King would love to feast on that! Alakazam! Genie King

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:11 AM

Shazam GK!!! Yay, GK is here everyone!!

GK, if u win this mug, ok la, I'll send over some of my yummy rendang. I think I'll be making it this year since last year I celebrated Raya in Tokyo, so didn't cook. I'm very sure ul like my very spicy rendang!

Genie Princess

Emila Yusof October 01, 2007 1:57 AM

Hmm...I want that rendang too!

Melody October 01, 2007 2:00 AM

hello there i'm just about to go 2 bed, but then i thought to pop in and check your blog,wow! a mariuca mug, really an awesome mug, i am a tea lover, and if ever i win., dreaming??:-) i defintely use tis lovely mug everyday.,
anyways.i should done first your first rule, heeeehe..even if i'm just about to join as a mauriucan., i'm already a fan of your eversince...have a great day!!!

Mariuca October 01, 2007 2:05 AM

Welcome Miss mug creator!!! U too wan to try my rendang, oh no...looks like I really have to make it now huh?! Okay, I will try and make some this year, if menjadi I will def send some over ur way! But I have to warn u that it will be HOT n SPICY dear! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 2:07 AM

Hi Melody!! Yay, u get to join this contest now!

I'm a coffee lover but also welcome the occasional tea. Yes, this mug would definitely serve ur tea loving purpose, so all the best to you! Thanks for joining my contest, good thing u didn't go to sleep just yet huh? :):):)

Genie Princess

Tish October 01, 2007 2:15 AM

Hi, Marzie!! Beautiful mug! Great contest idea! :)

Emila Yusof October 01, 2007 2:21 AM

I love hot and spicy, the spicier the better!

lonelyreds October 01, 2007 2:27 AM

Ouch, i came so late as usual, but not so late this time. well its great contest i want to win. someday im goin to make some contest n the gift will be "FREE VISIT TO EGYPT FOR 10 DAYS" wow looks amazing, right? lol. its real cooooooooooooool idea this bloggers contest. have good time. n good luck.

Mariuca October 01, 2007 2:30 AM

Yay, thanks Tish and good luck to you! Happy to see u here! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 2:32 AM

Emila! In dat case, lagi la pressure to make sure the rendang is delicious enough for the GB!! Yeah it's usually spicy and B always complain la. But I can't help it, for sure I'll be adding more chilli even though he reminds me not to before I start cooking LOL! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 2:34 AM

Hola Reda, yay I'm so happy u made it for this contest!!! Good luck dear! Hey if u have that Egypt contest, I
ll be your first participant!

I hope ur having a good Ramadan. :):):)

Genie Princess

NIHAL October 01, 2007 2:43 AM

Why do I need this mug, you ask? Well because I Puasa penuh lah (tak miss satu hari pun) *he he he*

Since I'm sending you an early invitation to come by my house for Raya on the second day, I thought you could bring this lovely piece of art along with you and I help you save all the postage costs and so forth *ha ha ha*

Just to tempt you, the menu for that day would be : Lemang Panas Hulu Langat, Roti Jala with Chicken Curry, Chicken Rendang, Ketupat etc, and oops almost forgot, sirap all night long !!!

Mariuca October 01, 2007 2:48 AM

OMG Nihal!!!! Ur menu is making me hungry at 2.46am!! I love the sound of roti jala, chic rendang, lemang... I bet the Genie King would love to come by ur home too when he sees this menu!!! Some more sirap, just goes with everything ur serving, YUMMY!!

Thanks for joining my contest and yes, u do have a very good reason why u should win this contest LOL! Good luck my friend! :):):)

Genie Princess

La Chanson de Phoenix October 01, 2007 2:55 AM

Oh, that is beautifully crafted too! I love all the symbols on it, and the shade of green!

I think you have the best idea for mugs. Mariuca Mugs sounds like it could be a brand name! ;-)

I had to got to MBL to join the community, I thought I'd already had, but it turns out I had only added you as a contact.

Rolando October 01, 2007 3:39 AM

Wow, that's a very cool Mariuca! That will be a very special mug to the lucky winner.

If I win, can you please send the mug to Jesse. I believe her birthday is coming up within the next two months :)

Good luck to all!

Shinade October 01, 2007 3:51 AM

Oh Mariuca you know I am American and a westerner at that. If anyone needs you and your mug to come home with me then that would be me. We could drive and ride over great plains of rolling grass and watch buffalo at play. Or, we could sit comfortably on my front porch out by the lake and of delicacies of tea and coffee partake:)Hugs~Jackie

Mark,  October 01, 2007 5:22 AM

Hey Marzie! There's no doubt in my mind that drinking from this goblet will make things taste so much sweeter. Count me in. ;)

Nessa October 01, 2007 7:59 AM

Wow! Another mug, Raya mug! I wan, I wan...:)

Selamat Hari Raya Marzie!

Nick Phillips October 01, 2007 8:33 AM

Marzie, I don't have no fancy schmancy reasons why I need that mug other than the fact I've never won anything in my entire life (sob,sob) and the mug that I have now is chipped and broken and leaking. To top it all of the mug was free when I bought nescafe ... So, how you can see why I soooooo need a new mug. Ok, ok, I lied about the broken and chipped part ... LOL! Cool mug though, hope I can get win it ...

Adrian October 01, 2007 9:04 AM

*POOF* (Imagine swirling smoke) ALAKAZAM! The Mighty Genie King is here! Did someone say hot and spicy? Yummy! Now I really wish I could "wish" for some of that wonderful rendang but you know us genies can't grant our own wishes! :( Beautiful Genie Princess or Trusty Talented Genie Buddy please grant my wish for me! hehehe Either that or let me win that rendang filled mug!
ALAKAZAM! *POOF* (More swirling smoke...cough cough...Darn I really must give up this smoking bit cough!!)
The Genie King has Spoken

parisukat October 01, 2007 10:37 AM

I would love not just to have this mug but also the meaningful experience of having a somewhat physical representation of sacrifice, uniting together for a month long of fasting and prayer, and celebrating what seems to be like rainbow and sunlight after the rainy days. I hope i get the chance to have this mug, for I will treasure it forever.

FL Sam October 01, 2007 10:56 AM

Hi GP, Ada Contest lagi! I want this mug this time becoz I didnt win the last time.

If I win, I will display this beautiful mug on my display cabinet because it is so special and exclusively made by the creative artist, Emila.

Happy Monday to u. :)

Jean Chia October 01, 2007 10:56 AM

yay! another giveaway mug! you're da best, marzie! i would love to have a green mug for the first time of my life. I nvr had a green mug before. :)

LadyJava October 01, 2007 12:54 PM

hey hey hey.. am officially a mariucan today.. yeh!!!

Why would I want this lovely mug of you?? Let me see.. So i get more wishes lahh... If the GP is sitting on my desk... what else would she do except grant all my wishes...hehehe

Cheerio!
LadyJ

ed October 01, 2007 1:04 PM

I'll steal to bring it home. Can I?

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:19 PM

Hola Sue! Hey, ur a Virgo too, cool!

I came up with the concept for the mug and got my best friend Emila to design and paint it for me, I'm so glad u like it!

Actually, I'm working on establishing Mariuca as a brand name and the mug is a cool way to start it off I think. And thanks so much for joining Mariuca's community!! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:21 PM

Hi Rolando! You must be talking about Jesse the Cat! Wow, this is the second time another contestant asked me to give the mug to Jesse if they win! I had one person making the same request for Jesse for my last content (which Jesse did win btw!) and now you! How cool is that?

Good luck to u Rolando and yes, ur wish is my command (shld u win of course!) :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:23 PM

Jackie! What a nice beautiful comment from u!! For that u get a special GP hug for always being so sweet and giving me some of the best comments! Good luck to u Jackie! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:25 PM

Mark! Thanks for joining my second contest too, it's great to see u back here trying for a new mug YAY! Good luck to u! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:26 PM

YAY Nessa is here too! Good luck dear and thanks for the early Raya wish! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:31 PM

Ha ha ha Nick, some more it's a free Nescafe mug! Is it the red one? Cause I have that one too LOL!

Hey, I've never won anything in my life too (the small stuff doesn count la) so it would be great if u win so I'd be able to share your joy of winning something for the first time!

Good luck to u Nick! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:34 PM

Alakazam! GK, you're back, thanks for coming over again! U really must take care of that cough though! ;)

GK, check out Nihal's comment here and see the feast he's offering GP!! And GB wants me to make her the rendang too! Apparently GB is another hot & spicy genie! Yeah, the 3 genies sure like'm hot!

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:36 PM

Hi Parisukat, thanks so much for ur beautiful comment! Good luck to u in this contest and I'd be happy if u win this mug too since I know just how much ul treasure it. Thanks for joining in the fun and have a great day! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:38 PM

YAY! Uncle Sam, thanks for joining my second contest, good luck to u k! It's great to know that Emila's wonderful work will be proudly displayed at your home if you win! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:40 PM

Jean! Thanks for ur very cute comment sweetie! The cool green mug will be yours if luck is on your side. So here's a special GP good luck sprinkle especially for u! :):):)

Genie Princess

Adrian October 01, 2007 1:44 PM

GP! Of course we like it hot cause we Genies sizzle! LOL

Yeah I read Nihal's comments and was drooling all over the puter! LOL

Nick! I've got a mug for you if you want but I don't think you'd want my "mug" hehehe Hey if I remember correctly you've won a few hampers in the past dude...from Giant for sure hehe...:) The Genie King knows everything LOL

Genie King

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:44 PM

LadyJava! Welcome to Mariuca's community, thanks so much for joining me and my friends!

Ha ha ha, yes that is true LOL! If GP is with u all the time, all ur wishes will come true! Ha ha ha good one! Good luck to u dear! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:47 PM

Hola Ed, thanks for joining my contest and good luck to u! GP will be very upset if u steal the mug, but feel free to come over and view it any time u like LOL! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 1:59 PM

GK you really do know everything don't you? Ur one smart GK la!

Ha ha ha Nick won Giant hampers before? I've never won a hamper but I won RM100 voucher from Giant once!

Genie Princess

Adrian October 01, 2007 2:12 PM

GP! I'll bet he forgot it's been years and I have a memory like an elephant...err sometimes! LOL

I never won anything from Giant... but there is this one girl at the counter who always give me goodies when I validate the parking LOL

Genie King

Mariuca October 01, 2007 3:00 PM

Ha ha ha...GP! Are u talking abt the free gifts u get with ur Giant purchases? :):):)

Genie Princess

Adrian October 01, 2007 3:11 PM

GP! No lah...sometimes more than that...got bowls and plates and toys...and although we don't use them it's like a game to me to try and see what I can get...because wifey never gets anything if she goes LOL so I have to prove that I get special treatment hehehe There is also another girl who won't give me the time of day! LOL

Genie King

Mariuca October 01, 2007 3:16 PM

Ha ha ha ha GK ur so funny!!! I know what u mean, sometimes we just like the freebies even though we have no use for them right?!

Hey, the free gifts are the plates, toys, mugs etc la ... Or is this some sort of special thing they only give out to u GK? And which Giant branch are we talkin about here, must try my luck there too LOL!!

Genie Princess

Adrian October 01, 2007 3:27 PM

GP It's the one opposite the PJ Hilton! I go there sometimes cause it's close to home...the selection is not too great but for quickie you can't beat it! LOL

You can try getting those useless things (that's why I have tons of mugs and plastic containers which we never use) but I think it's my GK charm LOL...maybe I should start a GK magazine to parallel GQ LOL
Genie King

WaterLearner October 01, 2007 3:29 PM

Hi Marzie!

I would love to have this mug! I will use it to drink my morning coffee as I read through all my favourite blogs. I have never been the lucky one to win in lucky draws. Never before!! Hence even as I pen my comments, my hopes are quite low (**sigh**). But then I will be just as happy for whoever that is lucky enough to have this beautiful mug by our very talented Emila.

Blessings to you Genie Princess!

Mariuca October 01, 2007 3:43 PM

GK! Oh I've never been to that Giant! I think the lady there has the hots for the Mighty charming Genie King la! Poor wifey, he he next time try to claim ur goodies with wifey in tow, see what happens! :):):)

Genie Princess

Emila Yusof October 01, 2007 3:44 PM

Hmm...why do I still smell rendang when I come here?

Mariuca October 01, 2007 3:44 PM

Hola Karen! Thanks for joining in the fun! Well, there's always a first time for everything and this might be ur very first lucky draw win! Good luck dear! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 3:46 PM

Emila!! He he, u read GK's comment? So now either one of us has to make that rendang for GK LOL!! :):):)

Genie Princess

Emila Yusof October 01, 2007 3:57 PM

Alamak Genie King ni...nak kena buat rendang la pulak. Ok, wish is granted! (Uhm, I'm only the Genie Buddy, can I grant wishes?) I've got royalty genie blood also, so a Homer mug with rendang in it for Genie King!! Send me your address, I will fly on the magic carpet ride and knock on your door!

Emila Yusof October 01, 2007 4:00 PM

err..I mean my mug with Marzie's rendang in it! yay!

Colin October 01, 2007 5:53 PM

Hi Marzie :)

What an awesome prize the GP has on offer. I am sure that there will be many readers who befit such a prize and obviously it would be highly treasured.

Green tea would look really cool in that, although I'm a coffee addict lol, but I do succumb to green tea now and again :)

I think you are already branding your name through your blogs, so it can only get better :)

Nihal's menu sounds terrific as I love anything hot and spicy - as a kid I used to pick chilli's off the bush and eat what the locals made in Mauritius, wonderful food :)

Good luck to everyone :)

Love & hugs to you, and have a great week.

Colin

Health Freak Mommy October 01, 2007 6:20 PM

Very nice mugs!
BTW, i've tagged you... hope you don't mind :D

Mariuca October 01, 2007 6:56 PM

Ha ha ha, so we're back to square one is it Emila? Me still have to cook the rendang huh? ;) Btw, this conversation about rendang and Nihal's menu is making me hungry la! :):):)

Mariuca October 01, 2007 6:59 PM

Yay! My fav guy Colin is here! Thanks for coming over Colin, u always make me so happy when u visit! And now, ur in the running to win this lovely Mariuca Raya Mug, good luck to u.

Oh another hot n spicy guy huh? Yeah, I love all things spicy. Can't get enough!

Love n hugs for u and I hope u have a great week too!

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 7:00 PM

Hola HFMommy! Thanks for the tag and all the best to u in my contest! :):):)

Genie Princess

J@n!ce October 01, 2007 7:42 PM

Marzie, I'm just home & you are the first blog I visited. So cool to see that there is yet another mug to be WON. If I win this. It will serve a good reminder to Zac to remember the danger of fire. He was scalded by the sparkler, hehe ;p

Janice Ng

Mariuca October 01, 2007 7:47 PM

Yay, finally Janice is here! My last contest u were my first commenter, but this time you were away so couldn't be the first commenter huh? Thanks for joining my contest Janice and ur right!! The sparkler will remind cutie Zac to stay away from fire! He he ... very good reason for u to win! Good luck dear! :):):)

Genie Princess

kimfei October 01, 2007 8:04 PM

hi marzie..you got plenty supporter here..lol..Well I am one of them but I think I should let them have the chance to have it.In order to know more about you,here is a tag for you..hope you don;t mind.

Mariuca October 01, 2007 8:19 PM

Hi Kimfei! Thank for dropping by and ur now in the running for my mug too ok! Yay!! Oh a tag from u? I'll come by now and check it out! :):):)

Genie Princess

vanidosa October 01, 2007 11:06 PM

Wow! I just love to have that mug please?

KeV's wAlKAbOuT October 01, 2007 11:45 PM

Hey hey Mariuca! Hmm... I have never had any luck in any lucky draw before! Haha.. I doubt I will win the mug. But just try my luck lor...

btw, have a happy hari raya aidilfitri!!

Mariuca October 01, 2007 11:47 PM

Hola Vanidosa, glad u could join us! Good luck to u too! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 01, 2007 11:53 PM

Hey Kev, thanks for joining my contest!! Who knows, this might just be ur lucky mug? He he..good luck to u too! :):):)

Genie Princess

Bobby October 02, 2007 12:09 AM

Yay! 71st commenter! lets get you 200 this time. Whoever wins this most excellent and magical cup is guaranteed a huge smile from ear to ear:) Go Marzie!!!!!

Mariuca October 02, 2007 12:28 AM

Bobby! Actually comment 74 la! LOL! :) Thanks for comin by today Bobby! Good luck to u again, truly appreciate ur support for my Mug Contests!! Hugs!! :):):)

Jos October 02, 2007 1:02 AM

Hi Marzie, you have been tagged by Santa’s Community Blog in a Collective Christmas Meme. Hope you can find a way to participate!
-Jos:)
http://santasmailbox.blogspot.com/2007/10/santas-community-christmas-meme.html

Mariuca October 02, 2007 1:43 AM

Thanks Jos, I will check out ur post now! :):):)

Mike October 02, 2007 2:17 AM

Oooh another mug! I'd fill it with tea because coffee makes me do the bitter beer face :P

Miss ya Marzie. I need to get around the 'sphere more. I'm really slacking lately :(

My World October 02, 2007 7:10 AM

Hi!
thanks for the invite. Oh how beautiful this mug is! this would surely complement my exisiting handpainted mugs.

now, I wish I'll be the lucky winner.

~juliana

Hin Man October 02, 2007 7:26 AM

Green is my color, please look at my tech corner blog for proof: http://techtheman.blogspot.com and it is killing me to see so many comments adding the odds for *MY* green mug.

J@n!ce October 02, 2007 9:04 AM

Marzie, I've got another good reason to own the mug lah. My current mug mysteriously cracked this morning while making coffee. What is happening leh, is the water at home too hot for the old mug to withstand? Things not looking too well back at home now with pot exploded & mug cracked.

Janice Ng

Adrian October 02, 2007 12:09 PM

Emila, betul ke buat mug untuk GK? hehehe

So now whose rendang am I getting in the mug LOL It doesn't matter as long as it's hot and spicy!
I'll gladly take both styles but you might think me greedy and we can't have that!

AND Of course Genie Buddy has genie powers! :):) You made the carpet that flies, right! LOL

And all this talk about rendang is making me hungry too! LOL

Genie King

Jacques Pierre October 02, 2007 12:40 PM

Pantun 4 kerat buat tatapan Tuan Puteri Marzie ...

"Rendang & Ketupat pembuka selera
Lemang & Dodol tidak ketinggalan juga
Andai kata tiada yang lantang bersuara
Izinkan Patik menjadi tuan empunya"

:)
-Naz @ Hamba Biasa-

Mariuca October 02, 2007 1:31 PM

Mikey!!! Yeah, I miss u too! You've been very busy lately! :( But I'm happy to see u here trying ur luck again! Good luck to u too! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 02, 2007 1:32 PM

Hola Juliana! Thanks for joining my contest. Oh u have a mug collection? This would definitely make a nice addition then, so good luck to u dear! :):):)

Genie Princess

illusionaire October 02, 2007 1:33 PM

Dark clouds fill up my mind and soul,
All I see around me is hunger and pain,
Hunger for serenity, pain from every day's bedlam.

I took a break and headed to the mountains,
Met an old sage there, sapient and wise.
There I finally found peace, for 30 long days.

The sage told me, this peace is for eternity,
but there's just one condition, I must keep,
He said, no more internet, or its back to chaos.

So for 30 days I had peace and tranquility,
For 30 days I stayed away from the internet,
from e-mails, and blogs, and Mariuca.

But then one day, a mountain goat came,
And told me the news, about Mariuca's mug,
From that day on, all the calm I had disappeared.

So I broke my sabbatical, and came online,
Broke the wise Sage's promise, of eternal bliss.
And set myself to win, this beautiful mug.

I sacrificed my peace, I sacrificed my all,
But then I realized, the greatest truth of life,
That there is no genuine peace, without the Mariuca mug.

Mariuca October 02, 2007 1:34 PM

Hin Man! Yay, ur here too! Ha ha ha, yeah lotsa ppl are here to try their luck, this is so exciting! I'll check out ur blog and good luck my friend! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 02, 2007 1:36 PM

Janice! Ha ha ha, u make me laugh la! Indeed that's another good reason for u to own this lovely mug!!! For that, here's another dose of special GP good luck for Jan! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 02, 2007 1:39 PM

GK! Of course u can't be greedy LOL!!! I hope someone will make that rendang for u. Worst case, I'll make some and post the pic here for u to feast ur eyes upon, better than nothing right?! But GK, how to deliver rendang in a mug to u?!!!

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 02, 2007 1:40 PM

Hi Naz, he he, nice pantun. Thanks for joining again and may u have better luck this time around! Happy berbuka puasa to u today! :):):)

Genie Princess

Jacques Pierre October 02, 2007 1:46 PM

Hi Princess ...
If I dun win dis time, I'll get Emila 2 design one 4 myself .. hehe jez kidding !!

Happy Berbuka 2 u too :):)

-Naz-

Mariuca October 02, 2007 1:47 PM

Sandman!!! Yay u're back!! And with another wonderful poem SIGH... you just know how to make me melt don't ya? I love the poem, LOVE it LOVE it!!!

I really want to visit India so all the best to you! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 02, 2007 2:12 PM

Thanks Naz! Don worry, I'll be having more Mariuca Mugs giveaway! :):):)

Genie Princess

Nick Phillips October 02, 2007 4:04 PM

Woi, Genie King, want me to come there and smack you ah? There I was trying my best to present my sob story about not winning anything and you just had to blow it ... LOL! Actually I really did forget about winning that hamper la. I think it was for guessing the correct number of ketupats, right?

By the way Marzie, that does not mean I don't want the mug, k? And yes, it was that red nescafe mug, but even that the wife has hijacked it la ... LOL!

Mariuca October 02, 2007 4:15 PM

Ha ha ha, I love it when GK and his buddy have these lil "war of words" over here, so entertaining! :)

Don worry Nick, if u don't win this mug, there'll be more Mariuca Mugs up for grab later! :):):)

Genie Princess

Emila Yusof October 02, 2007 4:21 PM

Wow! 94 comments! Everybody wants Mariuca mug and I can't wait to see who's the lucky winner! I love Sandman's poem too! He came out from sabbatical just to win yor mug la dear!

GK, yes, this is for real, I am painting a mug for you!! Send me your address will ya! You can get my e-mail address from GP!

Mariuca October 02, 2007 4:24 PM

Emila, yeah! Isn't it exciting? I wonder who will win this time!!

Yeah la, Sandman is so sweet right? Love him la!!! :)

And I'll pass ur email to GK too dear! He must be on cloud nine now! :):):)

Genie Princess

Adrian October 02, 2007 4:37 PM

Emila! YAY You just made GK's day! woo hooo...will send you my address...I'm on my way home flying and it's not on a on a flying carpet! ALAKAZAM!!! :)

The grateful Genie King

Mariuca October 02, 2007 4:43 PM

GB! You made GK very happy! :):):)

Genie Princess

Bobby October 02, 2007 6:19 PM

Pls tell me I'm commenter 100!!!!! Bobby wants to be right oredi la:)

Melody October 02, 2007 6:29 PM

gosh! it's too many.. what chance do i have in here waahhhhhh

Mariuca October 02, 2007 7:30 PM

Bobby, this time ur right! Your comment was the 100th one, Yay for Bobby! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 02, 2007 7:31 PM

Melody, imagine if U are the lucky winner, wouldn't that be GREAT?! Good luck again dear! :):):)

Genie Princess

Nessa October 02, 2007 9:10 PM

Hey Marzie! Here I am again... hoping to 'up' my chance of winning your Mariuca mug:D

Fuyoh... pantun by Jacques and poem by illusionaire! How to top that Marzie??:(

mixterr October 02, 2007 10:08 PM

Mariuca Raya Mug! mug again.I want one!! hehehe

Mariuca October 02, 2007 11:00 PM

Hola Nessa, so nice to see u here again, trying to improve ur chances of winning, so cute! Ok, for that you too will get a apecial double dose of good luck from me! :):):)

PS. The poem & pantun r pretty cool huh? ;)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 02, 2007 11:01 PM

Yay! Mixterr is here, thanks for joining my 2nd contest! How's ur Ramadan comin along? Puasa tak? ;)
Good luck to u! :):):)

Genie Princess

confessing7girl October 02, 2007 11:43 PM

oh yeahhhhhhhhhhh another mariuca mug!!!! i want i want!!! memememememe ME pick ME!!!! oh WHY??? its easy my old mug must def be older than me and thats exactly what i need a new fabulous cute mugg!!! just for me!!! :D

Adria Balgassi October 03, 2007 12:04 AM

Marzie, hi! Thanks for the note. I've been swamped with school work. Not much online time lately. It's always a treat to visit you though.

*hugs*

Mariuca October 03, 2007 12:04 AM

Hola Rita! Thanks for joining my contest for the 2nd time! It would be nice for u to have a new mug since ur still using that old mug of yours! Time for a new one and hopefully this one is for U! :):):)

Genie Princess

Diamondssaphire October 03, 2007 12:10 AM

How adorable!! I loved the last one you had too..

Mariuca October 03, 2007 12:11 AM

Adria!! Miss seein ur pretty avatar here! Thanks for stopping by sweetie, it's good to know ur workin hard at school. Take care and see you again soon k? Love n hugs! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 03, 2007 12:15 AM

Yay, Diamond is here! Yes, I think this mug is so adorable too, love the colors! Good luck! :):):)

Genie Princess

Emila Yusof October 03, 2007 2:52 AM

Cool! 113 comments oredi! Hahaha...I see that Bobby has picked up 'oredi' and 'la'!

darlene October 03, 2007 6:49 AM

woo hoo a contest,,,,love the mug!!...
and love being a part of the carpet ride!!!

Nick Phillips October 03, 2007 8:19 AM

Yay, Genie King, you're gonna get a mug speically done from Emila, that's way cool, shows you what a great Genie King you are :D That carpet ride you, Genie Princess and the Genie Buddy created sure was one GREAT idea judging by how popular the carpet rides are (I wonder if you have GP & GB serving peanuts on the flight ... LOL!).

Oh, so you enjoy 'watching' us fight huh Marzie? Well, we won't disappoint you ... LOL!

Jay October 03, 2007 12:51 PM

Oh my! Good thing it's not too late for me! Wheeeew!!

Thanks for the invite Marzie!! :D

Well, I dont really focus on having the mug. It's the smell of Malaysia, from the materials emila used to make it, to the hands of Marzie holding it down to her fingerprints. It's the experience of the mug being with Marzie. It's the sentmental value that envelops it is what I'm after.

So, let me have it Marzie! Hahahaha! LOL... I feel like I will be the lucky winner! Hahaha..

Thank you again for inviting me Marzie.. Take care!

Boleh Boleh! Alakazam zes boombah! wakari wakara iskemberdo skeverlou! :D :D :D

MusZaSha October 03, 2007 3:24 PM

Luv to win this, tho i'm first time here, happen to blog hop from Emila site and saw this contest. Would love to have the mug,

ketupat di rebus di dalam tong besar
bila dah masak gantung di dapor,
perut ku dah mula merasa lapar
terbau rendang dari dapor..
(pantun pun hentam buta..ahaha)

Selamat menjalani ibadah puasa.

Mariuca October 03, 2007 4:56 PM

Hi Emila, yeah la! The other day I explained to Bobby what is la, so now fella happily using it all over the place LOL! :):):)

Mariuca October 03, 2007 4:58 PM

Hola Darlene, so nice to have u join in the fun too! Good luck and maybe ul be lucky enuugh to bring this mug home with you next week! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 03, 2007 4:59 PM

Hi Nick! GK, GP and GB are all very happy with the MFC. We don't serve peanuts seein that GK is on a diet and doesn't like to be tempted LOL! Thanks for coming by again! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 03, 2007 5:02 PM

Ha ha ha, Jay u made me laugh with ur comment. Thanks so much for joining my contest. Of course I couldn't let it end without u joining! Good luck to you dear and have a great day! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 03, 2007 5:03 PM

Hi Muszasha! It's nice of u to hop over from Emila's site! Thanks for the pantun (ok apa!) and ur now in the running to be bringing this lovely Mariuca Mug home as well. Good luck and selamat berbuka puasa today! :):):)

Genie Princess

Jean Chia October 03, 2007 6:04 PM

wow, marzie! 123 comments! here's another one, this will make it 124..haha!

oh, btw, come & watch zac at my place. hehe.. :)

Miss Yummylicious

Mariuca October 03, 2007 11:09 PM

Yay, thanks Miss Yummylicious!! And good luck to u again! :):):)

Genie Princess

purplefrogcat October 04, 2007 12:59 AM

Santa could always use another mug for his cocoa or milk.

Rolando October 04, 2007 10:33 AM

OMG 125 comments up to this point. I just hope I win for Jesse. :)

J@n!ce October 04, 2007 1:04 PM

This comment is getting so far now. I better write something here so I got double chance of winning I hope... hehe ;p

Janice Ng

Sweet Girl October 04, 2007 1:37 PM

hi GP,
thanks for the invite..I am glad I am not too late.
I would love to win this mug,it's really worth having...a genie princess in my home all the time..
and,my birthday is on 9th october,,I think you would want to give me this as my birthday gift...

Happy hari raya aidilfitri!!

P.S.:btw if I win ,will you be able to send it to india in one piece,,,

Mariuca October 04, 2007 2:57 PM

Hola Purplefrog! Oh yeah, he he..of course Santa could use a nice new shiny green mug! How thoughtful of u to mention that... Good luck and thanks for joining in da fun! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 04, 2007 2:58 PM

Don't worry Rolando, if you n Jesse don't win this one, I'm very sure she'll still be happy since she already won the first Mariuca Mug! But good luck to u again! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 04, 2007 3:00 PM

Janice, yeah!! I have a few more days to go before the contest ends so better leave all the comment luv NOW! Good luck dear and hey, there'll be more Mariuca Mugs for me to give away later, so don worry if u don't win this one k! Love n hugs for u Jan! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 04, 2007 3:01 PM

Sweet Girl! Here's an early Happy Birthday wish for u! Thanks for joining my contest and good luck to u too! Don't worry, GP goes everywhere, India will not be a problem! :):):)

Genie Princess

Sweet Girl October 04, 2007 8:20 PM

thanks for the birthday wishes...

hugs

Bobby October 04, 2007 10:34 PM

I can't believe I called it a mugg, ha ha ha ha:) I once had a guy try to mug me with a BB gun but I mugged him instead!!! He he he:)

Mariuca October 04, 2007 10:37 PM

Hi Sweet Girl, no worries! I hope u have a blast on ur birthday! :):):)

Hi Bobby, pls elaborate on the story, sounds intriguing! ;)

Genie Princess

Emila Yusof October 04, 2007 11:01 PM

Wewowohwow! 136 comemnts! Great responses here Marzie!

confessing7girl October 04, 2007 11:21 PM

hi girl i just tagged u!!!!!! hv fun

http://7confessions.blogspot.com/2007/10/my-desktop-tag.html

Mariuca October 05, 2007 12:51 AM

Emila, thanks! Contest is ending
soon, wonder where Mariuca will be going to this time! ;)

Hi Rita uh oh.. I think I've done this meme sweetie, but I'll come by and check it out! Thanks for tagging me! :)

Genie Princess

JaMiLLa October 05, 2007 9:56 AM

I'm commenter 140!!!!!!!

Oh no! So much connection here!

Great! Fantastic! Marvellous! Fabulious!

Marzie dear, I had left a reply on your comment in my blog.

Saying that I'm doing something based on ur contest. Aint big at all. Just a little wish for me.

Ok if I win this MUG contest, I would like to send as a gift for Nonnie which her birthday is coming soon on 5th Nov!!!

I have nothing special to her but with this special Mariuca Mug contest, I guess its so meaningful to receive that gift. I know she will feel weird why give her a mug that written people's name but not her name and yet its for Hari Raya Adilfitri?

Oh well the words and design in the MUG doesnt mind so much, it's just that its a GOOD LUCK given to her as a birthday gift right? And she mentioned she never win any Lucky Draw Contest before. So might have a try.

I remembered my first Blog Contest is wanna win a HandBag for my mama but in the end the winner is not me. So this is my 2nd Blog Contest. I'm gonna do something on it ya marzie? Probably I join the contest and if I win, I will give it away to people. Weird right? But what I Like It So Much...

Blue and Green in the Mug is a great combination. Blue means giving love to people and Green is one of the color of being leader and it's most empowering color among all color.

Nonnie color herself as Green. Thats why I use this color to represent her most of the time. And this color really suit her. It's a strong color to bring humanity if it's used in a right way. Blue also suit her cos shes a loving person. And of cos her bf, Bobby also a very loving person!

Thanks for the contest, MARZIE!

J@n!ce October 05, 2007 1:06 PM

Marzie, you got a lot more to give away? How many your order from Emila leh...LOL :):):)

The next one must be for X'mas, it would be fun seeing marzie with the hat loh... Ho Ho Ho !!

Janice Ng

Mariuca October 05, 2007 5:07 PM

Jan, of course I'll be having more contests after this, I didn't say many just that I'll be having more so don despair if u don win this one! ;) Have a great weekend dear!

Mariuca October 05, 2007 5:09 PM

Hi Jamilla! Yay, just in time to join my contest, thanks so much for ur pariticpation! Don't worry, some ppl are doin the same thing u are, if they win, they want me to send it to someone else! Good luck to u dear and have a great weekend!

Nick Phillips October 05, 2007 5:35 PM

Urmmm, any of you who do win the Mariuca mug and decide on sending it to someone else, well, here's a tip, send it to me ... HAHAHAHA!

Mariuca October 05, 2007 8:26 PM

Nick, if GK wins, I'm sure he'll gladly give u the Mariuca Mug since he "forgot" to send u those running shoes! :):):)

Genie Princess

JesseTheCat October 06, 2007 12:23 AM

Hell Miss M....
I do hope that you are keeping very well! Thanks for all your support on my blog while I was away.I appreciate it muchly indeed and missed you a whole lot :)
I guess I cannot take part in your new contest because I won the other mug, mmmm ??....very sad to say the least

Huggles to Precious Phoebe :)

JesseTheCat ...

Mariuca October 06, 2007 12:27 AM

Yay Jesse is back!! MEOW!! Missed u lots too, I bet u had a wonderful vacation huh?! Well, I'm so happy ur home and yes, you can still join this contest! In fact, ur friend Ronaldo is planning to give u this mug if he wins this contest! :):):)

Hugs and Love for Jesse!!

Genie Princess

Bobby October 06, 2007 1:04 AM

I'm going to cry if Jesse wins 2 mugs! If I win, I'm keeping it! LOL!!!

JesseTheCat October 06, 2007 1:28 PM

Great and fabulous stuff...I am also in the running for this competition! Oh, and thats so sweet of Rolando, he is a great friend. I do hope with all my heart that he wins this Magical Mug of yours thats now up for grabs...See, Green is Cassie's Favourite color, and mine too...and it would go so well with the first Blue Mariuca Mug that I was so honoured to win! :)..You go Rolando...I am rooting for you

JesseTheCat

J@n!ce October 06, 2007 9:49 PM

I'm quite lucky today. I won S$93 from MJ this afternoon. I thought I came over to leave a comment to give me some luck here. hehe ;p

Janice Ng

Mariuca October 07, 2007 2:57 AM

Hi Bobby! If Jesse wins again, that would be really something huh? Don't fret Charlie, if u don't win this one, there'll be more cool stuff later from me! :):):)


Genie Princess

Mariuca October 07, 2007 2:59 AM

Meow! So cool right to have another friend joining in for u Jesse? Rolando is such a sweetie, I agree, Good luck to you guys again and I'm so happy to know that the blue mug has reached u safely! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 07, 2007 3:00 AM

Janice! Sounds like ur on a winning streak woman! Last week u won at MJ, this week also...hmmmm think ul be the lucky winner for this mug? ;)

Genie Princess

zublizainordin October 08, 2007 10:14 AM

Jadi ke Ghayer tahun ini? Khabornye anak bulan tidak akan kelihatan, sebab mak bulan terjatuh kat North Pole. Nak bagi naik bulan ini, kenalah beri Santa claus satu mug, dan I satu mug. Dapat jer Mugs, kami angkat bulan untuk orang Melayu menyambut Aidul Fitri. Yeah. Kalau mug jatuh ke Apriqa...tak ghayer ler kome semua. Alamatnya celebrate Kong Xi Fatt Choy sama I kelak.

Mariuca October 08, 2007 3:30 PM

Zubli Zubli.... nasib baik u sempat join, kalau tak sedih la I! :):):) Raya this week! Kalau u dapat mug ni, best la u! Good luck Zubli!

JaMiLLa October 08, 2007 3:52 PM

Marzie!!!

I donno how many commenters Im in the position now after u r approving this comment!!!

I will be posting ur contest tonight!!!

See how it is to me this nicely mug!!

Mariuca October 08, 2007 6:03 PM

Jamilla! I can't wait to see ur post, hurry woman, my contest is ending soon LOL!!! :):):)

JaMiLLa October 08, 2007 11:28 PM

YES YES dear! My post is comingg!!! Wait wait wait for me!!! Just now posted up the weekend snapshot for every Monday!

Tunggu saya sekajap!!!

JaMiLLa October 08, 2007 11:59 PM

MARZIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

My post is up now!!!!

Wowoowowowowowo!!!

Cool!!! Imagine that yooo!!!

Im getting to ready to get it!!!!

Mariuca October 09, 2007 12:34 AM

Ha ha ha Jamilla!!! I saw your very cute post, I LOVE it! Thanks so much sweetie! Let's see if ur the lucky one to win this mug k! Love ya!!! :):):)

JesseTheCat October 09, 2007 12:56 AM

Then its a given....I want to win again, its as simple as that! You know how pricey my isp is, and I have no change left over to even purchase a mug...certainly not one painted by the illustrious Emila...
So, you can be a very sweet and kind hearted Lady, and let poor Jesse win this mug! By the end of next year, I may have quite an outstanding collection , which I can then flog (to Bobby,perhaps??) But I will keep one, just to sip my coffe from :))

Mariuca October 09, 2007 1:45 AM

Ha ha ha, Jesse ur so cute! I'd love say for sure ul win it, but there's still one more day Jesse! Then we'll see where Mariuca will go to this time... USA, Canada, Singapore or perhaps she'll remain right here in Malaysia! Exciting isn't it? I can't wait to know who's the winner! :):):)

Lesha October 09, 2007 2:58 AM

Yes! Yes! Mariuca is the girl...err... mug for me! :-)

Mariuca October 09, 2007 3:01 AM

Hey Lesha! Thanks for joining my contest, good luck to u and welcome to my blog! :):):)

Bobby October 09, 2007 3:40 PM

Why so few comments Marzie? LOL
I stumbled this post earlier and almost broke my toes...ouch...he he:)

Adrian October 09, 2007 4:10 PM

GP! So when you gonna announce the winner? :)
Genie King

Mariuca October 09, 2007 5:51 PM

Hi Bobby, thanks for stumbling my post!! I don even want to discuss stumbling now since I'm still facing major probs with my PC la... :( But it's okay... I will fix everything during my Raya break! :):):)

Genie Princess

Mariuca October 09, 2007 5:55 PM

Patience GK! Good things come to those who wait LOL! Anyway, will be announcing da winner on Thursday, here's more good luck for u GK! :):):)

Genie Princess

Bobby October 10, 2007 2:09 AM

This Thursday? I will stay awake until then. I will go to sleep smiling or throw a tantrum until I pass out...I can't wait!!!!!!

Mariuca October 10, 2007 2:21 AM

Ha ha ha...are u sure u can stay awake until Thursday Bobby? Well, good luck to u LOL! Yeah, this Thursday I will happily announce where Mariuca will be going to next, I can't wait to find out too! :):):)

Genie Princess

Adrian October 10, 2007 8:22 PM

I GOT MY STREAMYX....I GOT MY STREAMYX!! WOO HOO

CFernandes,  October 11, 2007 1:40 AM

Hi,
I see you are running a contest. You might want to visit the blog on my link. You can submit your contest for free, in your own words by visiting the link. I am actually advertising with Adwords so you should get decent traffic from this initiative, plus a link to your blog!
thanks,
C Fernandes

Mariuca October 11, 2007 2:29 AM

Yay GK!!!! You're finally one of us now, welcome to the world of broadband (at home la since ur office already using Streamyx!) :):):)

Mariuca October 11, 2007 2:30 AM

Hi Fernandes, thanks for visiting my blog. And for letting me know about ur blog, I will most definitely visit it as I'll be having another contest soon! :):):)

win tea October 16, 2007 8:17 AM

Mariuca how to keep in touch with you cause need to know more about the blog

Mariuca October 17, 2007 12:47 AM

Hi Win tea, thanks for stopping by!
You can always reach me via MBL, SpicyPage or BlogCatalog or just leave a msg on my shout box! :):):)

LadyJava September 29, 2008 6:49 AM

I remember this mug..ah sedih tak menang :(

phatelara October 16, 2008 7:39 PM

Cantiknya this mug! :) Chomel Mariuca pakai baju kurung. :)

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