Saturday, November 03, 2007

Happy Anniversary!


Today marks the date I first opened my blog to the world … it’s Mariuca’s 1-yr Anniversary! Another happy moment for me after recently celebrating My 100th Post two days back so YAY! :)


Noticed the new header? I decided to give my blog a makeover so I turned to Emila of course. Despite her hectic schedule, she was kind enough to help me revamp my header and I simply LOVE it, thanks a million Emila! I’m proud to have this beautiful header here and I hope my blog will do justice to the magic you’ve added here with your creative touch!


Throughout the course of my one-year journey in the blogosphere, I've encountered many new people, experiences and discoveries; some wonderful, others not so much. Either way, I’d like to believe that they’ve all made me wiser, stronger and a better friend and blogger. I’d also like to say a big THANK YOU to all my friends and readers who have shown relentless support and love for Mariuca. Without you, I’d be completely lost. Thanks so much for all the love and the joy you've brought into my world. And now, join me if you will as we take a walk down memory lane to share some of the most memorable moments I had with you, right here at Mariuca. Good night and happy weekend! :)


1. I did my first interview with Bobby from WGM and received my first award for Mariuca in June. Since then, I’ve collected many more awards and they’re all proudly displayed at Mariuca's Award Gallery. (Thanks B!)

2. I was featured by The Diva Network for a post that remains my favourite till today.


3. Adrian and I came up with the Magical Flying Carpet meme, which we’re both very proud of. Along with our Genie Buddy Emila, GP and GK would like to thank everyone who participated in the MFC!


4. I had my very first Mariuca Mug Contest, which saw Jesse as the happy winner!


5. It was A Great Pleasure for me to present the Mariuca Superstar Award to my friends. Created by B, this award is the first of more Mariuca awards I have in store for my loyal readers.


6. Emila made it to Genting, when she clinched one of the Top 5 spots for the All Malaysian Bloggers Project, so I was really happy to feature her here at my blog. Congrats Emila!


7. I became an aunt to a beautiful baby girl, Isabella!


8. My dear friend Janice lost her brother to cancer. It was a sad day for everyone and it was truly touching to see so many people showing love for Janice during her absence.


9. I almost lost the spirit to blog thanks to a certain incident that till today left me wondering how it all went awry.


10. I participated in NAFA’s Fight Against Child Abuse, one that I feel strongly for as it involves the murder of Nurin Jazlin.



71 comments:

LadyJava November 03, 2007 4:31 AM

Congratulations GP!!!... Am I 1st Commenter? hehehe

Here's to many more wonderful posts and years...

Hugs and kisses
LJ

LadyJava November 03, 2007 4:56 AM

And the new look is fantastic too... well done...

actually kan.. i dah comment before about your new look but I guess that one did not go thru lahh... :(

Anyway.. congrats again... muahsss

Kimchihead November 03, 2007 7:47 AM

Congrats and happy bday. :)

Mariuca November 03, 2007 7:57 AM

YAY! LJ, despite the problems u had to leave a comment here, u still managed to be my first commenter!

Glad u approve of da new look and thanks for all your support and love dear! MEOW!! :):):)

Mariuca November 03, 2007 7:58 AM

Hi Kim! Thanks so much and welcome to my blog! :):):)

Nessa November 03, 2007 9:37 AM

Happy 1st anniversary Marzie! So, this was what you were up to last night. I kept trying to access your page but I couldn't get through. And I thought I was banned! Haha

It has been a pleasure knowing you:) Congrats!

THE NAFASG TEAM November 03, 2007 11:00 AM

Yay Happy Anniversary to u our dear friend, and many many congrats for your new post. And your new look! Solid gold!! We love it.

Aww...we are so touched that u put the Nurin Jazlin movement as one of your most memorable moments. We are so grateful that u participated in it and we are proud of the kind and beautiful person u are. =)

kimfei November 03, 2007 3:42 PM

hey marzie..happy 1 year aniversary yor..no wonder I could access to this site last nite..LOL..nice banner u have there,when is the time for me to hav one??keke

Mariuca November 03, 2007 4:07 PM

Yay! Thanks so much Nessa and I'm sorry about last night. Had to temporarily close my blog to do up my new look! How could I ever ban you from visiting me dearie?! Have a great weekend. :):):)

Mariuca November 03, 2007 4:09 PM

Wah! Solid gold it seems, I'm so happy!! Thanks NAFA, it took me quite a while to get everything just right, glad u like it!

I was remembering all the significant moments during my blogging year and ur movement immediately came to mind of course! And thanks again for inviting me to participate, NAFA rocks!! :):):)

Mariuca November 03, 2007 4:11 PM

Thanks Kim Fei! Sorry about last night, was busy preparing my new look for all my wonderful friends and readers, including you of course! Have a great weekend! :):):)

FL Sam November 03, 2007 4:30 PM

Congratulations and Celebrations, Marzie!!! A new milestone. Your new header nice. You are a true Superstar .

My Anniversary is just 3 days away too. So close to yours. :)

Mariuca November 03, 2007 4:40 PM

Wah... I like the sound of a new milestone Uncle Sam! Thanks for coming by and for ur friendship too.

So how many years of blogging will u be celebrating Uncle Sam?! Happy Anniversary in advance k! :):):)

Anonymous,  November 03, 2007 7:00 PM

Happy Anniversary Marzie !!

I luv the new hairstyle & the cute falling star :))

-Naz-

Jean Chia November 03, 2007 8:31 PM

Congratulations to Mariuca! You've achieved alot in this one year of blogging! It's a great pleasure to know you and be part of your journey. Hoping that you'll achieved more in the coming year. *HUGZ*

oh, i love your new header and layout. The header is very cute and refreshing, and your layout is very neat. You make me want to tidy up my blog too! :)

oh, marzie, i love your award gallery! very neat! :)

Jean Chia

Raghav November 03, 2007 8:44 PM

Hi Marzie,
Happy 1st Blog Anniversary. U'r previous look was really good. i some how liked that previous look with all the ads & widgets towards the right hand side. now it is in left hand side.

not so impressive tht tht gal logo. & the colour combination.

you had made the blog open by invitation mode yesterday night i suppose.
i got frustrated & commented privately at myblog log.
don't know whether you read it.
if u felt bad abt my writting, then i'm really sorry...
but kindly let us know when ever u r going to do any such thing.
also kindly give me u'r mail id to my mail.
it took almost 20+ min to search & mail u the comment...
had to find emila & lady java's blogspot... which was bit tough for me to search & then from their link, i searched u'r my blog log...& then replied you...
so wht all i have done to speak to you...
hope u appreciate this tough effort of mine...
all the very best agian...
for the 1st anniversary

Happy 1st yr blog anniversary.

regards & luv,
Raghav.

Mariuca November 03, 2007 9:33 PM

Thanks Naz, I love my falling star too! :):):)

Mariuca November 03, 2007 9:35 PM

Jean!! Thanks for coming over to wish me yay! Oh yeah, I love my new header too and I'm very pleased with my new layout, everything seems neater. I have B to thank for my Award Gallery, he did a nice job for me!

Thanks so much for all your support and love. It has been a swell blogging year thanks to great friends like you! :):):)

Mariuca November 03, 2007 9:38 PM

Thanks Raghav, I'm sorry about last night. I changed my entire template and look for this blog in celebration of Mariuca's 1-yr anniversary and in order to maintain the element of surprise, I had to close my blog for a while. I needed to install all my widgets again so that took me some time. NO harm intended in any way, appreciate ur effort in trying to locate me for an explanation! :):):)

Odysseus November 03, 2007 9:52 PM

Congratulations!!! Look forwad to read more interesting blog posts coming our way.....

Mariuca November 03, 2007 10:06 PM

Thanks Odysseus!! Hope ul continue to visit my blog, have a great weekend to you! :):):)

Netster November 03, 2007 10:21 PM

Gone were the day where you have to write your own HTML :) HTML 4.1? and you see those pages display welcome to my homepage? or some test scripts displaying "hello world!"

Thanks to innovation of web and the fact that blogs was created has made all of us come closer by sharing and making more friends by reading. (ICQ, IRC is not so much famous these day - bummer)

Happy anniversary and keep blogging!

Cheers!

Mariuca November 03, 2007 11:02 PM

Thanks for visiting Netster! I'm so glad I never had to write my own html for stuff, that would have been a disaster LOL!

Have a great day to you! :):):)

WaterLearner November 03, 2007 11:43 PM

Happy Anniversary Genie Princess! It surprises me that it has only been one year for your to reach the status of a Royal in Blogosphere!

Keep up that good spirit of bloggoing and friendship! I am a fan of your good site!

Trinity November 04, 2007 12:30 AM

I love your new header Marzie... congrats! Happy Anniversary!! Happy 100th post! :-)

Trinity from Rooms of My Heart

Mariuca November 04, 2007 1:15 AM

Thank you Karen! You've been totally awesome and I truly appreciate your love and friendship! :):):)

Mariuca November 04, 2007 1:15 AM

Thanks Trinity, I love my header too LOL! :):):)

Rolando November 04, 2007 2:51 AM

Happy Anniversary Mariuca! I remember when I first started out not too long ago, I found your avatar everywhere.

Now I know why, because you have so many good friends that support you and love you.

See you again in another year! Woohoo!

Mariuca November 04, 2007 3:37 AM

Thanks for the very sweet comment Rolando! I consider you one of my good friends too, thanks for your support and friendship, you've been simply awesome! Have a great weekend. :):):)

Emila Yusof November 04, 2007 5:01 AM

Congrats on the anniversary! I love your blog's new look! Love the blue color theme as well! Glad you like the header dear! Have a great weekend! Luv ya!

The Bimbo November 04, 2007 10:59 AM

Congrats Marzie... it's been a really eventful 100 posts hasn't it? I went to read your favourite post again... and I think I love it as much as you do. Thank you for writing.

Mariuca November 04, 2007 1:00 PM

Hi Emila! I really love my blog's new look esp the header, it looks so fresh now, thanks again yeah? Love ya! :):):)

Mariuca November 04, 2007 1:02 PM

Bobo! Thanks so much for reading Love in Disarray again! I'm so glad u love it as much as I do, that makes me feel special, thanks dearie! :):):)

Mariuca November 04, 2007 1:03 PM

Awwww thanks NAFA. But we both know who rocks the most right? NAFA dog does! Ha ha ha ha....pat pat!!! :):):)

Bobby November 04, 2007 1:42 PM

I will be here for your 200th post too!!!! Congrats Marzie!

Got a new look and everything! I like it and what a perfect time to to do it.

Now I just need you to help cheer me up:):):)

Mariuca November 04, 2007 1:47 PM

Whoa 200th post, that's like a long way to go he he he! Thanks for coming by Bobby! It took me quite a while to rearrange everything, glad u like it!

PS. Why so glum? How can I cheer u up Charlie?

JaniceNW November 04, 2007 2:05 PM

Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite artists around!!! Congratulations!!!!

Mariuca November 04, 2007 2:39 PM

Hi JaniceNW, thanks so much for visiting me and for thinking of me as an artist, but u do know that my header was created by Emila, right? I'm not the artist LOL! :):):)

THE NAFASG TEAM November 04, 2007 2:57 PM

Oh yes of course! And Benji, Phoebe and Chubbs also. Four furry animals rocking our world!! Woohoo!! =)

Mariuca November 04, 2007 3:01 PM

He he, I love the sound of 4 furry animals rockin our world, so cute! Thanks NAFA! :):):)

Nick Phillips November 04, 2007 7:39 PM

Marzie, a new look, huh. A fitting tribute to your first anniversary.Congrats and here's looking forward to more great ones from you :)

Ratu Syura November 04, 2007 9:07 PM

Hey Mariuca~! I came from Emila's blog and it's my first visit here! I enjoy your posts.. Keep it up and congratulations on making it to a year! :D

Adrian November 04, 2007 9:21 PM

Hi GP! Nice!!! Happy Anniversary! :):) Glad to have been a part of your journey as a friend and Genie King.

What no mug contest for this? LOL

Cheers GP!

Mariuca November 04, 2007 10:52 PM

Thank you very much Nick! It took me hours to get my new template up and running, even worse than the first ever meme we did that was so darn difficult LOL!!

Thanks for being a wonderful Mariucan too! :):):)

Mariuca November 04, 2007 10:53 PM

Hey Syura! Welcome to my blog, it's always nice to meet a friend of Emila's. I'm glad u had a good stay here and do visit me again! :):):)

Mariuca November 04, 2007 10:54 PM

Yay, GK is here!! How was the wedding? ;)

Thanks for everything GK, you've been an awesome Genie partner and friend. I truly appreciate your support and friendship and may we remain friends forever! :):):)

Adrian November 04, 2007 11:01 PM

GP! Only have water now but I'll drink to that! :):):) and I echo the sentiment too! :):):)

J@n!ce November 04, 2007 11:12 PM

Marzie, I finally managed to enter your new blog & read the content. The loading is very slow. I don't know if others are experiencing the same too. Anyway, I LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG so much. This one is blue & the perfume is pinkish.... hehe ;)

CONGRATES on your first blogging anniversary. How time flies I still rem the first time we "met" online from your perfume blog that I told you I'm a fanatic I have more than 50 perfumes too. But in actual fact, after counted. I've got 88... haha :D

Thanks for being such a sweet friend to me all this while. Hugs & love to you :):):)

Janice Ng

Mariuca November 04, 2007 11:23 PM

Thanks GK, water pun water la! Is it like some sparkling genie water or what? ;)

Mariuca November 04, 2007 11:28 PM

Yay, Jan is finally here!! My blog loads pretty fast on my end, hopefully it'll be better for u tomorrow!

Oh I LOVE my new blog too ha ha ha!!! I wanted to make everything neater and more organized, so I decided to switch to 3 columns! Plus my new header, it looks simply superb now to me! :)

Thanks for being such a terrific buddy woman! You've been great since day one and I too will always remember that wonderful day when I got that message from you. I'm glad we hit it off immediately and here's to everlasting friendship! Love ya!! :):):)

Adrian November 04, 2007 11:54 PM

GP! Well it comes from a magic fountain that has no source and actually floats like a well in mid air in that is suspended in a crystal clear container. And the water can only flow when I push a lever to release it! Cool or not!

Wifey says that its a mineral water dispenser but I don't believe her!!

LOL

Julie November 05, 2007 2:11 AM

Happy anniversary! Keep it up! You have been very busy, haven't you?

Mariuca November 05, 2007 2:26 AM

Gk, damn cool la! And wifey sounds so so sporting n fun, indulging u in ur "genie-ness"! :)

Mariuca November 05, 2007 2:29 AM

Hola Julie, welcome to my blog! Oh I have been busy and more busy days are ahead looks like it! :):):)

usws November 05, 2007 5:30 PM

Congratulations on being able to write so many posts and for keeping the blogging flame alive after so long!

Man, i've got to check when my blog was first created. I want to celebrate blog anniversaries too. Haha.. and get someone to revamp my site for the occasion.

BYE!

p.s. Keep the flame going forever and ever and ever and.. you get the point.

MakeTraffic November 05, 2007 9:51 PM

Hi Marzie, Congrats!

i am at my 100th post too!

Come and celebrate my 100th post with me and collect your award!

Cheers!
MakeTraffic

Colin November 06, 2007 12:23 AM

Hey marzie, Congrats on your 1st blog anniversary too....many more to come I'm sure :)

Love the header and the new look...it's very refreshing :)

Love & Hugs
Colin

Mariuca November 06, 2007 2:33 AM

Hi Usws, welcome to my blog!! Oh it took me a year to complete 100 posts he he he... that's quite a long time huh? You should definitely have a blog anniversary for ur site, as remembrance for that special day! :):):)

Mariuca November 06, 2007 2:34 AM

Hola MT, long time no see!! Okay, I'll be by to check out ur post and my award YAY!! Thanks MT! :):):)

Mariuca November 06, 2007 2:34 AM

Hi Colin!! Thanks so much! I love my new look too, happy that u feel the same way! :):):)

kimfei November 06, 2007 12:22 PM

mariuca : hi there,I found quite difficult to view ur blog as there is loading problem since u shift to this new template.wonder if it is just me or wat..by the way..I am sorry coz i dun have much time to enter the contest currently is on..and you shall check at my blog about my dear's photo as what i promise earlier..

Mariuca November 07, 2007 1:51 AM

Hey Kimfei, it seems to load fine on my end, hope it's just a temporary problem. It's okay if u can't join my contest, no worres! Maybe next time yeah.. and I'll come by to check out your sweetie! :):):)

DiamondsSaphire November 07, 2007 6:22 PM

Congrates and Happy Anniversary!

Mariuca November 08, 2007 10:27 PM

DS, thanks so much for coming by, love ya! :):):)

bokjae November 18, 2007 2:10 PM

Congrats! with just 100 posts and you are PR 4! Great stuff marzie!

Mariuca November 18, 2007 8:10 PM

Thank you Bokjae!! 100 posts was quite an achievement for me since I don't write on my blog daily, happy that u came by to send me ur well wishes today! :):):)

Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 2:19 PM

happy anniversary again dear!

Emila Yusof September 29, 2008 9:31 AM

glad you like the new header!

LadyJava September 30, 2008 4:23 AM

It's a lovely header Emila!!

LadyJava September 30, 2008 10:14 PM

I remember this momentous occasion GP. It was a great landmark.. Happy Anniversary again and hey the second one is coming eh.. :)

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