Monday, December 31, 2007

Bring Home the Mariuca Christmas Mug!

Christmas has come and gone and the New Year beckons us with promises of new beginnings, joy, love and success. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my wonderful friends and readers a Happy New Year. It has been one awesome year hanging out with all my fellow Mariucans here and at MPG. Everyone has been so supportive and I could not have asked for a better bunch of friends. A special birthday wish also goes out to Bobby Revell today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bobby, have a blast on your special day!

And now, I'd like to take this time to present one lucky reader with what could possibly be the last Mariuca Mug from me! This time, I’d like to find out how well my readers know me. We’ve been friends for more than a year and I think you pretty much know my dislikes and my likes. So, for this contest, I’d like you to answer this question:

If money is no object, what would you give Mariuca as the world’s best Christmas present?

Simple enough right? The person who can present me with the ultimate gift that I'd definitely LOVE wins this Mariuca Christmas Mug! Please see rules below:


1. Leave a comment on this post with your answer to my question above. The one that manages to impress Mariuca with a pressie so cool wins this adorable Mariuca Christmas Mug!

2. Contest starts on Dec 31, 2007 – Jan 14, 2008.

3. Winner will be announced here on Jan 21, 2008.

4. International entries are allowed.

5. 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.

About 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! :)


KeV's wAlKAbOuT December 31, 2007 12:40 PM

Heya!! Have a wonderful and fruitful 2008 k!!

Hmm... to answer ur question.. the best present would be to make the present using his/her own means.. and so.. prolly would make essences from flowers/fruits so that it can be used as perfumes since u like perfumes... =D

Anyway, realised that i don't have a link to ur blog from mine.. so just added a link too...

FL Sam December 31, 2007 12:43 PM

Happy New Year. Wish you a Great and Joyful year a head. Have fun & smile always. :)

Rolando December 31, 2007 1:17 PM

Thanks for stopping by Mariuca. I fixed that error you reported, thank you very much.

As far as what I'd give you for Christmas. This is what I'd do:

- A big house for you and your family. Each room would be special. - One big room just for your cat and her friends.
- Another with salon, spa, and massage
- A computer room with the latest computer gadgets, biggest screen, and fastest internet connection
- Advertise your perfume world wide so you will be even more successful in your business, plus all the resources and benefits you need to run your business.

Haha Merry Christmas!

kimfei December 31, 2007 1:56 PM

i think 2 air tickets for you and B to travel around the world without worrying much about living will be best for you,and what make it perfect is if your 3 kitties can follow you to every corner of the world..hehe..eventhough I am not knowing you for a long time,but you can consider the first one that I know through bloging..Happy New Year and wish that it will be a fruitful year for you and B..!

Speedcat Hollydale December 31, 2007 2:19 PM

Hi Mariuca!

I know what NOT to get you.... a big dog that barks. Nope, I will not send one over :-)

The present for you? A round the world vacation with stops at the most beautiful places on the planet Earth. You will stay at famous hotels, board fabulous oceon liners, and see the wonders of the world. When you get back home, your blogs will be the top 10 for the entire blogoshere. Whooo Hooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

Have a blessed and wonderful new year.
Your friend, Eric from "Speedcat Hollydale"

Bobby Revell December 31, 2007 2:31 PM

Hi Marzie!!! You really made me smile today!!!! I will have my entry in very shortly:)

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) December 31, 2007 2:35 PM

Cool Mug Marzie. I'll bet my good buddy the Genie King would love that mug since he collects Santa's and Santarinas. LOL!

And if by some miracle I win the mug, I'll give it to him cos I'm sure he'd love to have it :)

Now, to get down to try and win the mug. I'll get back to you on this one soon ... hehehe ...

Mariuca December 31, 2007 2:44 PM

Hey Kev, thanks for being my first commenter!

Oh, u're a smart one... Mariuca does love her perfumes... good job, thanks for joining my contest and A Happy New Year to u! :):):)

Mariuca December 31, 2007 2:45 PM

Thank u Uncle Sam! Hope this new year will be a wonderful one for u and ur family as well. :):):)

Mariuca December 31, 2007 2:47 PM

Rolando! Excellent! You covered all the bases I see....from home to gadgets and perfumes, good luck to u and thanks for joining my contest! :):):)

Mariuca December 31, 2007 2:48 PM

Thanks Kim Fei, that would make a wonderful pressie for Mariuca and thanks for thinking of my 3 kitties as well, good luck to u dear! :):):)

Mariuca December 31, 2007 2:50 PM

Eric! That sounds like a whole lot of fun, very good answer! And thanks for not sending the doggy over, u do know me pretty well lolz!! :):):)

Mariuca December 31, 2007 2:52 PM

Zubli! Here's one for u too Muacks!!! And one from Phoebe also he he he... Thanks for joining my contest! :):):)

Mariuca December 31, 2007 2:53 PM

Yay, Happy Birthday again Bobby! Looking forward to ur entry! :):):)

Mariuca December 31, 2007 2:54 PM

Nick! Awww how sweet of u to think of ur buddy, he's so lucky to have such a great friend like u! Okies, will be waiting for ur entry, think hard now he he he... :):):)

LadyJava December 31, 2007 3:36 PM

GP! I would get you and B a First Class ticket and accomodation to see Isabella and you sister in the UK...and off course throw in a trip for two to Paris where you would stay at The Jardins D'Eiffel Hotel Paris. And then when you come back I'll surprise you with a new White Bedroom set for your guest room and yourmaster room making sure you have a big dressing table.

And to top it all up... I'll provide you with a prepaid no-limit credit card and with points that wont expire that you can spend for the rest of your life on the things that you like. No need to work with Rude Clients anymore.

Hehehe.. Have a wonderful New Year to you and B!..Hugs and kisses!!!


LadyJava December 31, 2007 3:50 PM

Oh GP! The card would be prepaid by me lahh...hehehe.. since money is no object right!....muahss

Mariuca December 31, 2007 5:45 PM

WOW! Very very clever answer LJ, I love it lol!! You even covered Isabella, very smart he he he... thanks for such a wonderful pressie, and good luck! Eh how did u do all these links here ah?

WaterLearner December 31, 2007 7:38 PM

Hi Marz,

If money is not a problem then I wish you Peace of Mind in all things you do. Clear Conscience to guide you into deep slumber every night. Good Health with radiance that beats any health products. Daily Laughter to work your cardio strength. The items that are listed can't be bought with money. But with such a good kind heart like yours, these are already in your hands for free.

Marz, as 2007 comes to a close, I would like to express my gratitude to you for the much support and kind comments to my shallow site. I have learn much about blogging from you. As you are very well aware, I am pretty much, still a beginner.

As 2008 comes a knocking, I hope to strengthen our friendship that is really far from virtual.

"Grow Old Along with Me.
The Best is Yet to Be."

Raghav December 31, 2007 9:36 PM

Hi Dear Marzie,
I Wish U & Mr.B A Happy & Prosperous New Year 2008.
I Would Wish to Give all the Happiness in this World.... for the whole Year.... Including a Trip to UK to meet Isabella....
Then a Ferrari or Moserati Or Rolls Royce for you to travel in Class & style.
To Give More publicity to your blog....
& Aslo will make a New Year Resolution to stop fighting with any one including U!

Do Keep In Touch.
Happy New Year 2008.
Regards & Best Wishes,

Trix December 31, 2007 10:30 PM

I would give you your owm perfume distillery and boutique where you and your army of gurus could mix and match and come up with a fragrance that is truly 'Maricua'...your signature scent,of course! In your boutique this fragrance would be available to the mere mortals of this world exquisitely packaged in delicate crystal bottles,for a price,of course!
I came by to wish you and your husband and family..including dear Phoebe, a wonderful New Year! Hope its awesome and wonderful.. :)

Jacques Pierre December 31, 2007 11:21 PM

Hi Marzie. If money is no object, I wud like to sponsor "Blogosphere Goodwill Ambassador, Genie Princess" for an exhilarating jet-set trip around the world to stay in the most luxurious hotel at every stop. A chauffeur driven limo will take her places, including a fancy restaurant where she gets to meet her blogger friends.

Happy New Year Sweetie!:)

MakeTraffic January 01, 2008 12:38 AM

Happy new year 2008! Marzie

Thanks for being a blog buddy to me.

The answer to your contest question: If money is no object, your present will be a trip (for two of course-you and your other half) to a Christmas hut in north pole in a private jet to enjoy a really white romantic Christmas!


Adrian January 01, 2008 2:58 AM

Happy New Year Marzie! :)

Wow another contest and might even be the last! Boy better give it a good try this time! :) And my good buddy thanks for thinking of me and if I don't win I hope you do but you can keep the mug for your she'd love it too! Of couse if you still want to give it to me if you win I'd gladly accept it hehehe

Okay now for my answer...if money was no object I'd give Mariuca the following Christmas gift package!!

1) All the money you need for any project you might want to undertake, such as, get rid of a disease or ailment that is a problem to mankind so that you can achieve fame and success!
2) A shopping spree in Paris the perfume capital of the world combined with a trip around the world for you and b!
3) A luxury condo with your very own spa and personal massuse!
4) Bvlgari Rose Essentielle!
5) Your very own Lush store!
6) Your very own line of perfume..."Mariuca"...bottles will be in the shape of cats in assorted positions!
6) Joint ownership of Liverpool Football Club for b (a happy hubby means a happy wife)...I'd keep the other half of LFC, of course LOL if only I had the money to give you all that LOL

Hope I'm in the running GP!

Anonymous,  January 01, 2008 6:56 AM

Hey Marzie,
Happy New Year my dear friend, there's an award for you on my blog".

What gifts if money were no object...
1. Indulge in a perfume shopping spree!
2. A new all-in-one printer, fax, scanner and copier
3. A luxury condo
4. Trip around the world for me & B
5. Liverpool Football Club for B!

That's it from me....and Thank You for being such a great friend :)
Hugs and love to you

DiamondsSaphire January 01, 2008 9:29 AM

Hi Marzie...Happy New Year!!!

Aaron Cook January 01, 2008 10:26 AM

Hi Mariuca, hope you have a fantastic New Year! :)

Shine on,

Anonymous,  January 01, 2008 12:40 PM

That is a very cute mug. Happy New Year to you.

Bobby Revell January 01, 2008 2:51 PM

Hi Marzie!!! Here's my Magical Mariucan Christmas present...just for you!!!!!! (maybe I should have waited to make my entry...but I just couldn't wait)

If I could get you the ultimate Christmas present, money wouldn't suffice, it would require some serious magic! I would have the Mariuca Magic Castle of Perfumes and Kitty's built for you! Magically carved of white gold and platinum, the wondrous scents of exotic perfumes would create an ambiance of tranquility for all within a thousand miles.

Being that you like to play Sims games, your magic castle would be your palace...the heart of your own real life fantasy city ...MARIUTOPIA!!!! Complete with your very own TGI Fridays and squad of the worlds best kitty groomers. It would have a magical transporter so you could travel anywhere on Earth instantly, so you could visit Isabella or have her transport to visit you!

You would have a magical perfume lab...containing every delicious scent known. You could then design the first Mariuca Perfume...the most perfect perfume ever made!!!! Also...a magical perfume bottle maker would be on hand to craft beautiful perfume bottles for you.

Of course, it wouldn't be complete without the ultimate blog upgrade for both of your blogs! Wordpress engineers would construct your super sites exactly to your Mariucan specifications with impenetrable security to protect you from all hackers! Although this present is quite opulent, and maybe fantastically cool -you would have the MARIUTOPIA fantasy city as my gift from me to you!!! Merry Christmas Marzie:):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 3:44 PM

Hi Karen! Thanks for such a beautiful pressie, I would have expected nothing less but the sincerely thoughtful & kind answer you've given me here. Thanks for joining my contest dear and all the best to you! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 3:46 PM

Hey Raghav! Happy 2008! Thanks for entering my contest, I'd love to visit Isabella in UK and it's very thoughtful of u to include that in ur answer, good luck yeah? :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 3:57 PM

Meow!! Jesse, what a terrific pressie, I'd love to own my very own Mariuca perfume distillery and boutique. That would be a dream come true indeed. Thanks for joining my contest again Jesse and good luck to u for this contest and for all your endeavours in 2008! Love and hugs from me, B and Phoebe, Chubbs and Benji! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 4:00 PM

Hey Naz, happy 2008! GP loves the idea of jet-setting around the globe, very thoughtful of u to present me with a pressie that lets me enjoy one of my fave hobbies, travelling and luxuriating in fancy hotels! Good job, and good luck to u!:):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 4:04 PM

MT! How was ur NY celebration?
Such a romantic pressie from u dear, I've never spent a white Christmas with B, we've both had white Christmases separately, but never together, good one MT! Different answer from the rest and one that I would definitely appreciate, good luck to u too! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 4:12 PM

Hola GK! Wow, a Mariuca Christmas gift package, that sure sounds awesome lol! Ooooh, I see u've included B and his main passion in this pressie too, extremely thoughtful of you he he he...that's something I'd definitely welcome! I see u did some research as well for ur answer, very diligent and smart of u and what I love the most is the Lush store!!!! Woo hoooo, that would definitely put me on top of the world, being surrounded by the awesome scents of Lush products, love it!! All the best to u GK and thanks for entering my contest! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 4:14 PM

Colin!! What a very clever answer he he he, taking everything on my Christmas list post and presenting it to me, super smart I must say lol!!! Thanks for entering dear and all the best to you too! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 4:15 PM

DS, so glad u made it here today! A wonderful new year to u too, may this new year bring you all the love and success in the world! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 4:17 PM

Yay, Aaron is here! Thanks for the lovely wish, hope u have a wonderful new year too! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 4:18 PM

Hola Cyprus, thanks! I love this mug too and have a great 2008 to u as well! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2008 4:23 PM

Hello Bobby! What a wonderful magical pressie! I love the idea of the Mariuca Magic Castle of Perfumes and Kitty's, 2 of my fave items! And Mariutopia as my very own city, very impressive and creative! You too covered all the bases including my passion for Sim City, Isabella, TGIF and my personal favourite.... the blog upgrade. Very smart of u to include that, my own domain all done for me would make a wonderful pressie indeed! Thanks for putting so much thought in my pressie, good luck to u Bobby!! :):):)

Trinity January 01, 2008 7:06 PM

Happy New Year Marzie!!

Gelombang Rakyat January 01, 2008 8:28 PM

USD 1 million, I buy for you Royal Canine Cat Food many years of supply for Phoebe, and all his necessities. USD 1 million to all world perfume producers to supply your shop with the latest and finest produce. You will be receiving samples and products from all over the world, almost every hour daily. USD 1 million, so that your hubby will be resting and enjoying life with you at home. USD 1 million to promote you worldwide as a professional writer. Contract signing with top most publishers. USD 1 million, for you to renovate your present house. Another USD 1 million hotel reservations all over the world for your vacations. And USD 1 million for a brand new car. USD 1 million reserved for your family total health in any prestiges medical centers. Gee, money is no problem for me, for the next Christmas, I have another USD 10 million, banked under your name, for your immediate usage. If you need more, just ask...

J@n!ce January 02, 2008 4:10 AM

Marzie, YAY!!

I can see your comment box today. I actually drop you a mail to your gmail.

Since I can see the box today, I will leave here as well.

Wow, looks like a lot of pple are blasting you off for a vakasi.

For me, I'm going around the world in search of those unique miniature perfume for you. Esp the Black Jeans, I rem the last time you say you haven't got this? Wouldn't it be cool pressie to complete the series for you? :)

Hugs & kisses to you :)

Mariuca January 02, 2008 10:53 AM

Happy 2008 Trinity, hope u had blast celebrating with ur family! :):):)

Mariuca January 02, 2008 10:56 AM

Zublli!!! You are so pandai, one of my dreams is definitely to get USD1 mill (USD pulak tu!) so that hubby can relax at home and doesn't have to work anymore, right on target! I love this pressie cause who doesn't dream of becoming a millionaire! Some more can mintak lagi if not enough he he he...good one Zubli!!! You're now officially in the running to win this mug, good luck! :):):)

Mariuca January 02, 2008 10:59 AM

Jan, so happy u can see my comment box today! I got ur mail dear and responded in my chat box, but thanks for taking the trouble to leave a comment here as well. You have a good memory, I am still in search of the Black Jeans perfume and that will definitely complete my series, very thoughtful! Love the pressie and love you for remembering! Good luck Janice! :):):)

Choc Mint Girl January 02, 2008 3:13 PM

I'm going to give you & hubby FREE roundtrip air tickets to UK to visit Baby Isabella in December. ;)

Happy New Year 2008 to you and family!!! :)

Mariuca January 02, 2008 4:12 PM

What a great pressie Crystal, I'd really love that, thanks for thinking of Isabella! Happy new year to u too and all the best! :):):)

LadyJava January 03, 2008 2:02 AM

GP.. I hope this one goes through...lolzz

Here's the link I promised

Mariuca January 03, 2008 11:41 AM

Morning LJ, this one finally went through yeeha! Will check out the link, thanks a lot dear! ;)

J@n!ce January 04, 2008 12:45 AM

Marzie, glad that you receive my email. I din receive your reply & thought my email got "haywired" again ... LOL :)

YAY !! I dun wanna missed this chance of getting the mug. I want to bring Marzie HOME :)

Mariuca January 04, 2008 3:05 AM

LOL!! So great to feel ur enthusiasm all the way over here Jan! Here's another dose of good luck for u! :):):)

Anonymous,  January 06, 2008 11:29 PM

Greetings Mariuca,

Happy New Year to you and B

I'm torn in my response to your question: If money is no object, I reckon you'd want
a. A room/gallery filled with miniature perfumes esp with limited editions
b. Good health all around for you and B
c. A good, long and well deserved vacation to "Jupiter" ;-)

How close am I??


Mariuca January 07, 2008 1:19 PM

Ha ha ha ha... I love ur last pressie for me, very clever la Zeffer lolz... and thanks for taking part in my contest this time around, good luck! :):):)

Sunshinelene January 07, 2008 3:36 PM

hey girl, would love to bring the mug home to the philppines :)...

if moneyis not a problem:

1. will buy you ur family tickets to the philippines and enjoy a 3 day bask in the beautiful beach of Boracay.

2. then a shopping galore at the big malls in Manila.

3. I would also like to buy you a cute teddy bear that has your name on it to be hugged and talked by u when you are down or when you are happy.

4. i wish LOVE and happiness can be bought -- but since it is not, would love to shower you with stuff that will make you and your hubby feel happy and feel loved.

Mariuca January 07, 2008 11:30 PM

Hola Sunshine! I love all ur pressies for me esp number 3. I sure need a huge teddy bear to hug right now! Thanks so much for entering my contest and all the best to you! :):):)

emilayusof January 08, 2008 9:48 PM

Hola Marzie! Everybody seems to have great gifts for you! Here's mine:

I'll One Uts and TGIF for you! Will also buy you a jet plane so that you can soar to UK to see Isabella anytime you want!

Mariuca January 08, 2008 11:38 PM

I love it when u join my contest Emila, cause it's so cool to think that ur own creation might just go back to u he he he!!

Wah wah wah TGIF and One Uts lagi lolz!!! And the jet plane will surely help me miss Isabella less! Great pressies and good luck to u too! :):):)

Odysseus January 12, 2008 12:57 AM

Hi Marzie, my simple gift for you will be love, joy and happiness to last you forever. Plus tons of inspiration to keep this blog going to keep me smiling all the time :)

Mariuca January 12, 2008 1:26 PM

Hi Leslie, ,thanks so much for the simple yet very meaningful gift wish for Mariuca! I love it especially the inspiration bit! You are now in the running to bring home the Mariuca Christmas Mug, so all the best to you! :):):)

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) January 16, 2008 4:24 PM

Drats, double drats, triple drats even. I missed the contest deadline!!!! Argggghhhhh!!!! There goes my chance. Habuk also not going to get now ... siggghhhhhhhh ...

(*trying to kick myself*)

Mariuca January 16, 2008 6:39 PM

Oooops yeah la Nick, time's up unfortunately! Bet you would've come up with a superb gift for Mariuca, nevermind can try again next time! ;)

LadyJava September 30, 2008 11:29 PM

Another Mug I DID NOT win.. boo hoo!!

Elara October 12, 2008 3:43 PM

Tak sabarnya tgu my bday this year and I'm going to celebrate it in Kuching! Yay!! :)

LadyJava October 12, 2008 11:29 PM

Wah syiok eh debbie.. I'm hopping my mommy would spend her birthday here on the 21st october

emilayusof October 14, 2008 12:43 AM

so dah bawak mommey pi jumpa doktor?

emilayusof October 14, 2008 12:43 AM

debbie, bila birthday u?

emilayusof October 22, 2008 12:41 AM

am digging your old posts la, marzie!

emilayusof October 22, 2008 12:41 AM

that rizal will never stop!

emilayusof October 22, 2008 12:41 AM

bila lah dia nak tidur!

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