Monday, September 01, 2008

Another Year, Another Birthday!



What I really wanted to do on my birthday was to get away with B just for a day, to enjoy some "fresh air", away from my condo and my home-office and our dreary routine for the past few months. I had just got back from Bandung a while back, so I didn't want to go anywhere too far from home.

Some of you might already know about my passion for staying in hotels! B and I love doing that and every once in a while, usually on our birthdays or a long weekend, we'd check into a hotel somewhere in the city, to get a change of scenery and pace. So that was how I spent my birthday this year; in a nice hotel, where we can really relax without the kids, and indulge ourselves in room-service, the wonderful feel of a spacious hotel room without fur flying around, and the comfort and relief of knowing that whatever mess we made that day will not have to be cleaned by us later!



At Zeff's recommendation, we decided to check-in to Trader's Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. B had booked us the Club Package, which saw us way up above in the sky at 29th floor; how appropriate seeing that my birthday is on Aug 29!



Before happily jumping on the bed (which is the first thing I usually do whenever we step into a hotel room!) to savour the fresh coolness of the clean sheets on a large King size bed (ours is a Queen at home), I quickly snapped some pics of our room first!



We had an excellent view of the City Centre, which was breath-taking but also scary when u look down way up from the 29th floor! The Club package we booked for the day came with several perks including:
  • Private check-in and check-out at the 32nd floor Traders Club Lounge
  • Full use of the Traders Club lounge during daytime hours
  • Buffet breakfast, evening cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres
  • Suit pressing upon arrival
  • Daily international newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Coffee, juices and soft drinks during the day
  • Both wired and wireless broadband Internet access



  • One of my major requirements for any hotel room is that there's a nice huge bathtub in a luxurious, cosy bathroom and Trader's did not disappoint me at all! I loved the huge and extremely luxurious bathroom we enjoyed for the day and spent quite a while luxuriating in all the delicious Lush products B got me on his last overseas trip, which I've been saving up to use on a special occasion as such! Heavenly!



    By the time we settled into our hotel room, we were so comfy and too lazy to leave the nice air-conditioned room, so we ended up ordering room-service. Naturally I had my favourite Nasi Lemak, which for RM30 per plate had better be delicious, thank goodness it passed my taste level LOL! Later we went out to the Club Lounge for cocktail hour, which was where I dropped off some of the yummy hors d’oeuvres you see here for Emila, LJ and Jean! ;)



    I love the cake B chose for me this year! I'm not sure what it's called, but I do know that it's from Baskin Robbins and it's all chocolaty on the outside while the inside is a pink n purple cotton candy flavour! YUMMY! :)



    Naturally I had to take advantage of the free wi-fi that came with our room. After catching up on my favourite Bold & Beautiful
    soap, I couldn't resist a little blogsurfing from the hotel! I was so happy to see so many great birthday posts for me, thanks a million guys! That really put a huge smile on my face while soaking up the hotel goodness he he! ;)

    Thank you to Joezul who was the first to send a lovely birthday poem my way! Joe was one of my earliest friends in the blogworld and I'd also like to welcome him back to the blogworld after being MIA for quite a bit. His beautiful poem was followed by
    an adorable birthday e-card from Bobby, the first I received this year, thanks Bobby! I'd also like to thank LJ, who not only helped me with my new look for Mariuca, but also for the very touching birthday post and all the wonderful pressies she left me at her blog, prior to her Singapore trip.

    Bono presented me with a wonderful birthday post at his blog and 1000 EC credits WOWIE! I was also happy to see my BFF Zubli dropping off a birthday card for me on my birthday morning YAY! Thanks to Jean as well for the perfect birthday card she posted for me at AGP and of course I loved the very pretty illo Emila created for me at her blog! Roxy who has been talking about her sandcastle cake for days before my birthday, actually baked one for me with her two lovely daughters Maddie and London! I LOVE my sandcastle cake so much, it's so unique! A big thank you also goes out to Trinity, who immediately put on her thinking cap to come up with one of her creative work for my birthday post, thanks dear! And yesterday, I received a very expensive bottle of perfume from Farah! Thanks for thinking of my perfume passion Farah, love ya! I also received some birthday presents from 3 wonderful friends, which I've written about at MPG so check out my Sweet Birthday Surprise too okay? :)

    So now, I'd like to thank everyone who left Birthday Pressies for Mariuca! I went through all your gifts and pressies and loved each and every one of them! Thank you all for your time and thoughtfulness in coming up with the very best pressies and messages for me. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I will choose the best one to receive 1000 EC credits and after much contemplation, I've finally settled on a perfect birthday gift to receive that 1,000 EC credits!

    The best present I received came from Jean Chia, who presented me with exactly what I want and need right now - a brand new lime green Sony VAIO laptop! See, Jean didn't just say a VAIO laptop, she knows how much I want that specific lime green one, which means she knows me so well and that's why I chose her to be my recipient! :)

    Thanks for all the lovely birthday messages I received too. I had a great time reading all your lovely birthday wishes and loved a particular message so much that I decided to give away another 1000 EC credits to the owner of this beautiful birthday message.

    Happy Birthday Marzie!

    For someone whose time may run out anytime, and candle may burn out without warning, More happy candles to blow, great wishes for you... and a lot more HAPPY birthdays to come.
    Sit back, relax, and enjoy life. Savor every moment for they'll never come your way again. Treasure your friends, most especially the real ones, coz they're so hard to come by.
    Wish you another great year and more to come, both in blogging and the real world.

    Lastly, I adore your cats :)

    -Lex

    Congrats to Jean and Lex and thank you to everyone who made this birthday even more special with your presents and birthday wishes here. My biggest thank you
    of course goes out to my darling B, who planned everything to perfection, ensuring this birthday is as memorable as the ones we've shared together for the past 9 years. I love you sweetie and I had a wonderful day with you. Thank you for bringing all my favourite things to me on my special day. I had my nice comfy hotel room, internet access, Boldie on the Apple, my luxurious bathroom, my favourite food and most of all I had my best friend with me to share it all with!

    Love always,

    182 comments:

    Kim September 01, 2008 5:34 PM

    oooh what a marvellous birthday for you Mariuca!!!
    how divine of B...
    the hotel looked stunning :)
    hehe...glad that you didn't miss B & B...
    YOUR CAKE LOOKED PERFECTLY GORGEOUS!!!

    eastcoastlife September 01, 2008 5:36 PM

    awwww..... that's such a wonderful birthday for you! So many friends, so many good wishes and pressies and a loving hubby!!

    Traders KL looks so comfy. Going to check it out. :)

    Roxy's Best Of... September 01, 2008 7:35 PM

    Wow, sounds like a perfect birthday celebration for the Genie Princess. Glad you had a great birthday getaway.

    We're spending our last day at the beach (Labor Day here in the U.S.) before heading up north so the girls can go back to school on Thursday.

    Roxy

    Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious September 01, 2008 8:35 PM

    first thing first, marzie! let me drop this notification to you before i start screaming crazily here.

    So here's my notification:
    Marzie, the post is out already! Come and grab yr award + 150ec here for being the top 5 droppers at AGP! :)

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 8:46 PM

    Sounds like a fantastic birthday celebration GP! The rooms looks super awesome, the tub super inviting, the food super yummy, the cake super delish and the hors d'oeuvres you left us was super fantastic..

    All in an awesome birthday I must say... how you are you again..lolz!!

    Hey, the new Mariuca looks great on the B's lappy lah!!

    Happy birthday again dearie.. so what's the plan for B's besday next month?? eheh...

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 8:47 PM

    So am off and on coz at the mercy of this nice guy kan.. so I macam biskut lah... sat ada.. sat tak der..lolz!!

    Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious September 01, 2008 8:48 PM

    okay now, here's my comment:

    OMG marzie!! your bday celebration was superbly relaxing & fun! I love the lightings in the hotel room. So romantic lar! And B as usual is so loving. I love the bday cake, sounded yummy~licious. Oh, thanks for the yummy hors d'oeuvres!! im so glad i dropped by first, before emila & LJ. hehe. that way, i can choose my likes first. :) (on second thought, perhaps LJ hv already grab some.. hehe)

    marzie, i enjoyed reading yr post. And yr writing is so perfect that i can feel the warmth & love in yr post. I had tears in my eyes when i read yr post. Tears of happiness of coz, because you're truly a great friend. I know i am right coz there's so many other blogger friends in the net who thinks the same. You've treated each & everyone of us with your heart. It's truly amazing how you can manage to visit me daily despite yr busy schedule. Thank you, lovely! *HUGZ*

    hey, joezul is back? when? i thought he'll be gone forever. Im so happy he's back. will visit him now. he'll def get a spank from me for not visiting AGP upon his comeback! hehe. :D

    oh, i can't believe i've won the 1000ec. Just wasn't expecting to win and it's really a pleasant surprise! Thanks for choosing me, woman! A Hug to you again! ;) *HUGZ*

    Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious September 01, 2008 8:53 PM

    marzie, i love the poem frm joe too! And the photo he has choosen looks great with the poem! :)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 9:07 PM

    Kim! Thanks so much for being my first commenter here! *HUGS*

    Oh yay, I had a great day Kim, enjoying all my fave things in the world, all in one super comfy room! And thanks for noticing the cake, that was one of my fave parts of the entire birthday woo hoo! :):):)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 9:09 PM

    He he, thanks ECL! Thanks to you as well for dropping off ur pressie and well wishes for me here. I'm so lucky to have so many wonderful friends and a loving hubby of coz, who made this day truly special for me! :):):)

    Oh yeah, check out Trader's, I had no complaints lol! And how did u like the steak sandwich I sent you, pretty yummy right?! ;)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 9:11 PM

    Hi Roxy! Thanks dear, I had a blast and almost forgot about turning a year older LOL! Again, ur sandcastle cake was one of the highlights for the day, so cute! :):):)

    Have a great last day at the beach, don forget ur camera! ;)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 9:18 PM

    Ha ha ha, okay Jean! I'll reply this comment first, and get to my others before going back to ur screaming one he he!

    YAY! But I'm number 2 la huh for August? Must try to regain my number 1 spot there, watch out LJL he he! :):):)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 9:23 PM

    LJ LJ!! I loved the bathtub, so cosy wosy and spacious, lega rasanya!! I was quite disappointed with my Bandung hotel, cause bathroom very biasa and no bathtub it seems! So this was really awesome for me, had a nice time taking my bubble baths there he he!!

    Oh tell me about it LJ!! Like I told u earlier, Mariuca, MPG, LJL, AGP and everyone's blog lah, looked so awesome and crystal clear on B's lappy! That's why terus feel like getting one for myself, how la like that? Best gila!!

    Hope ur connection won't fail u tonight, and hey congrats for winning at Emila's! :):):)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 9:30 PM

    Hi Jean, it's me again he he! What a great comment from u Jean! Thanks so much for commenting here and making this post even better with ur thoughts. :):):)

    I had a wonderful birthday sweetie, and it's all thanks to B and my friends here too of course! I agree with u on the room lighting, totally romantic and cosy to da max! Even the lighting in the bathroom can be dimmed and adjusted so u can enjoy a nice, relaxing bubble bath yeeha! :)

    Ha ha, this la the potato puffs I brought for u guys who were busy mengomen at Emila's that night! It's very nice cause they added some chili, which gave it more taste YUM! And yes, the cake was definitely yummy-licious, I didn't even know B got me the cake until it magically appeared he he! :):):)

    And YAY! Congrats on winning the 1,000 EC! The moment I saw ur pressie, I couldn't stop thinking abt it, and after having a taste of B's Apple, lagi la couldn't sleep he he!!

    Oh yeah, Joe is back! Thanks for checking out the poem, isn't Joe the sweetest? And u know la how good he is, sekejap je delivered the poem to me YAY! :):):)

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 9:35 PM

    GP! Next month make more and buy one lah..lolz... hehehe.. then you can also blog anytime anywhere..heheh

    Yihaa!! Am first at Emila's and Jean it seems... BEST!!! heheh..

    I think paling lama pun I online till midnight lah... this fella got work kot.. yesterday midnight dia log off.eheheh

    Emila Yusof September 01, 2008 9:41 PM

    Wow bestnya!!! I hope to check in the hotel for my birthday celebration too!!! I will go crazy taking pictures from up there! Thank you for the yummy hors d’oeuvres!

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 9:43 PM

    LJ, that's what I'm aiming for la he he! Come on Dneero and BV (my 2 current faves), gimme more work lol!

    Congrats LJ! Now I must work harder to get back on top at MPG and Emila's he he!

    Wah midnight je? Normal ppl hour tu! Maybe I should join BOTB now then, if ya know what I mean?

    Have not started my drops yet, except for the select few...some more got work to do, tak tidur la tonight! :)

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 9:45 PM

    Tulah!! Me.. normal pple lah.. so boring...lolzz!!!

    Eh cepat kalau nak join BotB... so i can you know what..ehhehe...

    Pooh kanan.. poohh kiri.. bagi GP more work..hehehe

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 9:46 PM

    Hola Emila, thanks dear! And u must check in to Traders la, worth the $$ and yes, bring ur camera! I bet u'd do wonders with it from way up there, I takut heights! ;)

    Glad u enjoyed the hors d’oeuvres! Wanted to bring back some of my birthday to u he he! :):):)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 9:52 PM

    Ha ha ha...normal ppl normal ppl tsk tsk tsk! Okay, I just initiated a 100-credit battle woo hoo! Wish me luck!

    Yeah, I'm gonna check out my money bag at BV later, see if got a suitable one for MPG he he! ;)

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 9:59 PM

    hehheehhe... good luck dearie.. will wait for your taker.. hopefully i sempat vote lahh... anytime this guy log off.. im gone too...:(

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 10:06 PM

    Thanks LJ, byk tu credit he he! But good thing my referrals are doing a great job for me! Pls la guy, stay on until 2am at least! ;)

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 10:08 PM

    lol GP!!! cute lah you... tulah.. please mr nice guy...lolzz!!

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 10:20 PM

    He he, must try and help keep u online mah! When are u coming home btw? Enjoying ur time with mommy there? ;)

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 10:23 PM

    Me coming home on Thursday..got the 8.30am coach so be back by buka on Thursday...

    Oh yes... sampai penat gi shopping with mommy... best!! lolzz!

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 10:25 PM

    I bet Azwaj will be happy to see u, can buka puasa together-gether then. Shopping for Raya ke? I feel like decorating my home oso! :)

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 10:28 PM

    Of course.. I look forward to posa with him too...but you know.. at this time.. i wish I can be two places at one time tau.. I want to be in SG and KL!.. how ah??

    My mom lah yg shopping for raya.. i shop skit2 jer..heheh

    indocontest September 01, 2008 10:34 PM

    Happy Birthday Mariuca.... ;)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 10:36 PM

    I know what u mean, cause Sing and M'sia jauh jugak the distance. But at least u got to start puasa with her, so that's something! :)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 10:36 PM

    Thank you IndoContest, I had an awesome birthday! And thanks for advertising at MPG last week! :)

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 10:39 PM

    Yeap.. that is something I guess.. better than nothing lah..:)..

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 10:46 PM

    Of coz! Enjoy the rest of ur stay there okay? And eat lots of goodies for us here! :)

    Pinay Mommy September 01, 2008 10:56 PM

    olah GP! you did great with your birthday! very romantic and beautifully stunning place. i love also your cake.

    that's nice to hear that you did enjoy your birthday. im sure you are happy.

    *huggies and kisses*

    Shien September 01, 2008 11:00 PM

    Wow looks like you are having a blast birthday :D

    And you have a lot of friends wishing for your bday, must be because you are a nice person :)

    Hopefully will get to know you more in the future ~

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 11:03 PM

    Hola Ruby dear! Thanks sweetie, I loved my room with the view and my cake too of course!

    I did have a great day with B, and am now looking forward to celebrating his birthday this month! :):):)

    Ana September 01, 2008 11:03 PM

    Wow, sounds like you had a marvelous birthday!

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 11:17 PM

    Wokay GP!!! Will do :)

    LadyJava September 01, 2008 11:21 PM

    Vote vote vote.. good luck dearie!!!

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 11:21 PM

    Hey Shien, nice to see u back here! I hope we get to know each other better too, have a good one! :):):)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 11:22 PM

    I did Ana! Thank you for stopping by today! :)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 11:22 PM

    Ok LJ! And hey, I got a taker oredi, here we go!! ;)

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 11:23 PM

    LJ, ur vote just came in, thanks sweetie! :)

    eastcoastlife September 01, 2008 11:23 PM

    Send me a real steak sandwich lah!! I'm hungry now.

    Vote for your BOTB!! Good luck!

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 11:32 PM

    Ha ha ha!!! ECL, thanks for voting and for the midnight laugh here he he! :):):)

    Adam September 01, 2008 11:36 PM

    Happy Birthday!
    I Voted for your blog :D

    Mariuca September 01, 2008 11:45 PM

    Yay, thanks for the b'day wish and for voting Adam! Have a good one! :):):)

    Roxiticus Desperate Housewives September 02, 2008 12:12 AM

    Hey, birthday girl, I got your note and zoomed right over to vote. Good luck!

    Roxy

    P.S. -- Something called BoomJ has been diverting me to their site (and away from Mariuca) when I'm trying to vote or drop EC or comment here, you may want to look into it.

    Mariuca September 02, 2008 12:23 AM

    Woo hoo! Thanks Roxy, for taking some time to vote for me, and it's ur last day to spend at the beach too, you're da best! :)

    Boom J sure sounds interesting, will check it out. Thanks for the heads up! ;)

    Bay Head Blog September 02, 2008 12:31 AM

    Nice to have you smiling out from my EntreCard widget, watching over Roxiticus Best Blogs today...

    Roxy

    Bay Head Blog September 02, 2008 12:42 AM

    Zoomed in on a rocket to drop of Bay Head Blog EC and congratulate you on your BOTB win...I joined one, too!

    Roxy

    http://workathomemomrevolution.blogspot.com,  September 02, 2008 4:03 AM

    I love your cake! Hope you have a very happy birthday!

    Sushi September 02, 2008 5:41 AM

    What a wonderful besday celebration! The hotel, the cake, the pressies, you so much deserved all this on your special day GP! B is a real nice hubby and best friend too. Woofies to both of you!
    PS: PW is fixed! Duuuh!( I guess I kinda new about the boo-boo copying the same code...)
    PS2: Sometimes I open one of your pages and I'm immediately taken to other websites, do you know why this happens?

    NanjoDogz September 02, 2008 5:53 AM

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

    Nanjo

    Mariuca September 02, 2008 12:29 PM

    Morning Roxy! And YAY to us for winning our BOTB last night woo hoo! Hmmmmm, I can't seem to advertise Mariuca on anybody's blog today, something is wrong with my EC oh no! Hopefully it will fix itself later today. :)

    Mariuca September 02, 2008 12:32 PM

    Thanks so much WAHM!! My b'day cake was yummy, wish u could've tasted it! ;)

    Mariuca September 02, 2008 12:35 PM

    MEOW Sushi! Yay, thank you cutie! I did have a wonderful b'day and def enjoyed all the perks that came with the hotel, of course with B by my side! :):):)

    Oh I have no idea why you get redirected to another page Sushi, any particular page or is it at random? Hope it's only temporary! As it is, I'm already having trouble advertising on EC blogs since yesterday! :(

    Mariuca September 02, 2008 12:36 PM

    I did have a wonderful birthday, thank you Nanjo! And have a great day! :)

    Lex September 02, 2008 12:56 PM

    Hmmm looks like the birthday celebration was a perfect one.. I'm glad you have chosen to post my message, thank you and Happy Birthday Marzie!

    Mariuca September 02, 2008 1:27 PM

    Yay, thanks Lex! And I really loved ur birthday message, it was pure joy to read and it made me smile the whole day! Enjoy ur 1000ec! :):):)

    Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious September 02, 2008 1:44 PM

    wah, so cun lar the bathroom light can be dimmed too! you know, M doesn't like bathtub in hotels. He said it's very dirty even tho' it looks superbly clean. He's a bit wuzzy on that! He said he will only use bathtub if it's his own. Dreaming lar him! our bath room where can fit a bathtub! hehe :P

    oh, potatoes puff lar! i thought so. I like it with abit spicy. Like you said, it add to the taste! :) Maybe i should try making one. But there's just so many i want to make lar. I still havent try yr pineapple upside down cake. Must try lar someday this month.

    hehe, B is so cheeky to have the cake magically appeared in front of you! well planned, B! Good job! ;)

    oh, marzie, i've received the ec already. Thanks alot, woman! I've nvr seen so much ec in my account before, haha! from this statement, you know lar how lazy i am in making my drops, kan! :)

    let's work harder together-gether to earn more ka-ching online so that we could buy what we wanted. yes? :)

    Nessa September 02, 2008 1:50 PM

    I'm glad you truly had a memorable birthday :) BTW, apasal got 8 candles only, where are the rest? Hehe

    NafaSg September 02, 2008 2:09 PM

    Looks like u had the most enjoyable birthday of your life!! And hope that u will have more of such birthday celebrations every year. =)=)=)

    Mariuca September 02, 2008 2:09 PM

    Aloha Jean! Hey, at first I didn't know abt the dimmer in the bathroom, so happily took my first bubble bath using lampu biasa...later only B discovered the dimmer he he! So made sure to make use of the lights after that! ;)

    Oh I agree, some hotel bathrooms/bathtubs are nothing to shout about! But this one was superb! In fact, I even told B how impressed I was with the bathroom, everything was so clean! No dust, no hair nothing...all was gleaming bright and shiny and the toiletries oso very classy! Another hotel bathroom that I loved was in KL Hilton WOWIE!! That one was even bigger, more luxurious and got TV oso inside! Me and my bathrooms he he!! :):):)

    Jean!!! Oh pls try making the potato puffs! If the recipe is easy, for sure I wanna try! So yummy la the ones at Trader's! And guess what la? I just realized that the upside down pineapple cake is not from Starbucks, but Coffee Bean!!! No wonder la we couldn't find it at Starbucks ha ha!!

    Enjoy ur 1000 ec sweetie, and more to come ur way hopefully! :):):)

    Mariuca September 02, 2008 2:12 PM

    Thanks Nessa!!! Eh don la make me say this out loud but actually it's 3 big candles and 5 small ones ahem!! 8 candles it seems, I wish! He he he!! :):):)

    Mariuca September 02, 2008 2:13 PM

    Thanks NAFA! Hope to enjoy more wonderful moments with B like this, have a good one peeps! :):):)

    Farah Deen September 02, 2008 3:10 PM

    GP, that was one fantastic birthday you had- wow! perfect, just perfect, 29th august and 29th floor, that ice cream cake- that's our favourite at home!!! But, we normally buy the full chocolate ones as the kids love that more. The room looks so pretty, and I bet you guys had a great time there.

    so, how did you manage to keep all of your great presents?

    Glad you had a fab time GP, you sure deserve that and more! :)

    Nick Phillips September 02, 2008 3:18 PM

    RM30 for nasi lemak? What did they make them with? Golden santan? LOL!

    I'm glad you had a great time for your birthday :D Another couple of years more and you're entitle for senior citizens discount on the LRT ... LOL! Just kidding, ya :D

    bonoriau September 02, 2008 3:45 PM

    Thank you for linky love. I'm happy when you are happy my dear friends. Sorry I'm now at remote area..my mobile internet network is not working...have to go to warnet (warung internet)...don't know why ..really frustrated..take care and send my regards to all our friends.

    dyw,  September 02, 2008 5:27 PM

    hi just 2 say hello in my 1st visit...may i have ur cake? or that rice...hmmm look so nice...heuheuheu...have a 'niz day

    Bay Head Blog September 02, 2008 5:59 PM

    Packing up to leave Bay Head this morning, boo hoo, but there you are smiling out from my Bay Head Blog sidebar, good to know you'll be looking out for it while we're gone!

    Roxy

    wendy September 02, 2008 6:28 PM

    happy birthday, maruica =)

    Rozella September 02, 2008 7:01 PM

    Awww babe it seems like you had the perfect birthday!! :) Everything looks so awesome and I'm just so happy for you! *hugs hugs* You deserve it!

    P/S: I got another old video assignment up. Hehehehe :P

    LadyJava September 02, 2008 9:14 PM

    Boo!!!!

    Am on my select EC drop dearie... connection today tak syiok.. asyik DC jer...

    Raining here whole day.. sejuk!!

    Empty Streets September 02, 2008 9:18 PM

    I love the new three column layout of Mariuca Marzie. Impressive and definitely cool. Was wondering when you'd be moving to this format :) hehehe. Happy BDays to come :)

    Sherry September 02, 2008 11:07 PM

    pretty looking bed and yummy food.

    Random Ramblings September 03, 2008 12:07 AM

    more happiness be on your way! happy birthday mariuca!

    Tammy September 03, 2008 12:43 AM

    Your cake looks really yummy!

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:24 AM

    Yay, thank you Farah! Oh the ice cream cake was yummy, u guys love it too huh? I agree, the room was awesome and very comfy and we did have a wonderful day! Traders is now on our good hotel list! It's nice to see u leave a comment here, and hey...thanks for the very expensive pressie again he he! :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:28 AM

    Ha ha ha!!! Nick, I LOL la at ur golden santan remark he he!! Expensive right?! But room service mah, although I gotta say the food prices were higher than most of the hotels we've been to. So good thing everything that we ordered was yummy! :)

    Senior discount?! Tsk tsk tsk....must be that naughty Spiff who put u up to this! ;)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:31 AM

    Wah!! Warnet oso got ah Bono? That's the first time I heard abt this, so cool! Okies, take care of biz first, we'll see u when u get back yeah! And thanks so much for the 1000Ec again woo hoo!! 2 kali dapapt 1,000 Ec! :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:34 AM

    Hola Dyw and welcome to Mariuca's blog! Of course, have some of my yummy birthday cake and do come again, enjoy!! :)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:36 AM

    Don worry BHB, I'll take care of you while Roxy's away, hope u guys made it home alright! :)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:38 AM

    Thank you Wendy and welcome to Mariuca's blog! Hope u had a pleasant stay! :)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:41 AM

    Awwww thanks Rozella! Hugsy right back at ya and hey, I enjoyed watching ur first assignment la, looks so real he he! Will check out this new one too, happy Wednesday! :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:44 AM

    YAY!! Thank you for noticing Metz and we've missed u here at Mariuca! I've been wanting to change template for a while, but work did not permit, finally found some time to do it before my birthday he he! Glad u're loving the new look woo hoo! :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:54 AM

    Hey Sherry! I concur on both counts, thanks for stopping by! :)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 3:59 AM

    Hi Random Ramblings! Thanks so much for ur birthday wish and for all the drops at my blog! :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 4:00 AM

    It was YUMMY Tammy, have a piece! :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 4:03 AM

    LJ! Almost didn't see u here sweetie! It was raining heavily here too, past 2 days hujan! Hey, it's already Wed, soon ul be home to enjoy uninterrupted connection with the kids and A! :):):)

    Tina September 03, 2008 6:55 AM

    looks like you had an excellent day. loads to do and good food too.

    i love the cake, and you look hot in the pic girl!

    Kim September 03, 2008 7:33 AM

    just dropping by Mariuca...
    I forgot to say that your new look is fab...I love the colour combo :) :)
    have a lovely day :)

    Empty Streets September 03, 2008 9:12 AM

    But of course :) And now am jelly hehehehe I feel like changing my layout too heheeheh. But I think havin green in my site is bringing me luck hehehe :) Am so glad am back :)

    joezul September 03, 2008 9:33 AM

    Great to see that you'd such a wonderful times on your birthday. Sorry I've been tied up with work for the merdeka weekend. But anyway, here's hoping this year will be the best ever for you and B. :)

    Jen September 03, 2008 1:21 PM

    Happy birthday Mariuca!

    =)

    Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious September 03, 2008 1:28 PM

    haha... i've a huge thingy for bathroom too!! wah, the one in KL hilton got TV somemore. so fun lar! like that stay inside bathroom for hours also can. hehe.

    marzie, i've seen the one in CB before. it looks yummy lar. That's why when you said you bought frm starbucks, i was abit hairan but did not question much coz CB & starbucks have got almost the same thing. haha...now, im sure im gonna try this upside down pineapple cake at CB coz CB is our fave hangout place. :)

    all rite then, marzie! i'll try to make the potato puffs. What else is inside other than potatoes, some flour and chili?

    J@n!ce September 03, 2008 1:44 PM

    I was just abt to ask you if you are heading to a hotel... hahahaha.... you are so cute, always "hiding" inside the hotel on your birthday.... really know how to relax ah !!

    I love the birthday cake. Its so sinfully chocolatey nice :)

    eastcoastlife September 03, 2008 1:51 PM

    Congrats on winning your BOTB!
    Looks like you have lots of good things coming. :)

    Hazel September 03, 2008 1:59 PM

    Happy Belated Birthday to you! you do have a wonderful birthday.

    Roxiticus Desperate Housewives September 03, 2008 6:42 PM

    Good morning from the Roxiticus Valley! We are back up north, getting ready to start school tomorrow (Thursday). Lots of laundry to do and the girls have to pick out their favorite outfits.

    Roxy

    Roxy's Best Of... September 03, 2008 9:03 PM

    Back again to drop off a few EC, slow moving today now that we're back from the beach...I have to deal with setting up my repaired computer, see what I can do with it...not something I'm really looking forward to!

    Roxy

    LadyJava September 03, 2008 9:23 PM

    Good evening Mariuca (dah jadi normal person balik ni)...

    It's raining here now.. lucky I tak jadi pergi bazaar..

    Yeap.. missing A and the kids already lah.. though sedih gak nak leave mommy!

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 9:55 PM

    Ha ha, thanks Tina! Now I have one whole year to enjoy being this age, before my next birthday! Love and hugs for you Virgo buddy! :):):)

    Roxiticus Desperate Housewives September 03, 2008 9:55 PM

    Greetings, Genie Princess...
    I don't know what got into me, but I just joined my biggest ever triple-digit Battle of the Blogs. If you're out and about in the blogosphere, please fly in on your magic carpet and save the day!
    Roxy

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 9:56 PM

    Yay! Thanks Kim! I love my new look too, am still admiring it every time I log on lol! ;)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 9:58 PM

    Hi Metz! Maybe u can still use your current template, but add some new features, if possible? He he! Rejuvenate ur site for September! Happy you're back too. :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 9:59 PM

    Awwww thanks so much Joe! You're so sweet and that poem was the best, I love it love it! Selamat berpuasa to you and thank you for coming by today! :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 10:00 PM

    Thank you Jen, have a good one! :)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 10:04 PM

    Yay, something in common Jean! I'm very fussy when it comes to having a nice hotel bathroom, must have a bathtub, baru puas hati! ;)

    Ha ha so cute la u Jean a bit "hairan" it seems! That's why la, B told me on my b'day abt CB and not SB yg carry that cake. Happily bringing Emila and u the cake from SB all this while LOL! ;)

    Oh that's it, chili and flour only I guess. So u gonna make some soon? YAY!! I hope it turns out nice, then u can share the recipe! :)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 10:06 PM

    Hola Jan! Of coz must at least go to a hotel for my birthday!! Need to relax and make a mess freely he he! The cake was really yummy, u should try! :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 10:06 PM

    ECL, thanks for voting for me! And I hope u're right abt those good things coming my way YAY! :)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 10:07 PM

    Hi Hazel! Thanks for the b'day wishes, glad u stopped by! :):):)

    Imelda September 03, 2008 10:12 PM

    Wow and wow. u have a grand birthday treat, sis. i just loved malaysia especially the commericial center at KL.breathtaking view of the petonas towers was just great. sad we were not able to go to the view deck. anyway, maybe next time.
    Happy bday sis.

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 10:12 PM

    LOL Roxy!!! I'm coming over right now he he! Wonder how big is ur battle this time! ;)

    Settling back into ur routine nicely I hope. Me too am back at work and new jobs are coming in every email! Looks like I'm gonna be busy these next few days too! :)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 10:25 PM

    Good evening LadyJava! I'm done with my drops and am settling down to do some real work now! Happy you're coming home tomorrow yay! :):):)

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 10:28 PM

    Thank you Imelda, happy to see u here! :)

    Oh yay, so u had a good visit to Malaysia then? Where did u stay? Hope we impressed you enough to make you come back! Love and hugs! :):):)

    rei September 03, 2008 10:32 PM

    hi mariuca...im inviting you to promote your blog in new social blog directory, please visit www.bloggerunited.com, cheers

    Mariuca September 03, 2008 10:37 PM

    Hola Rei! Thanks for the link, will drop by your site, have a good one! :)

    emjei September 03, 2008 11:56 PM

    hello.. wishing you a happy birthday! :)

    got a tag for you.. :) hoping you could join here..

    I feel okay tag – quotes from bloggers all over the world

    Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious September 04, 2008 12:41 AM

    haha.. well, lucky i did not go SB and asked for an upside down pineapple cake. If not, malu lar me. :P

    oh okie, sounds easy to make! will try it this week. Then i can share this recipe with u for yr buka! cool anot? :))

    CELEBCURRY September 04, 2008 5:32 AM

    girl you are too good a blogger! congrats!

    urs,

    CELEBCURRY

    Cherry September 04, 2008 12:45 PM

    So nice and romantic can spend time with your love one!

    twinks September 04, 2008 1:36 PM

    Hi,
    wow..what a great way to celebrate a birthday...
    been to KL and I love it..
    Belated Happy Birthday..
    Your friends love you much..they're all so thoughtful
    Cheers!

    mangosteenskin September 04, 2008 2:30 PM

    waaah...seems like u had a wonderful birthday! semoga panjang umur, murah rezki dan happy selalu with ur loved ones!

    LadyJava September 04, 2008 5:15 PM

    LJ's back!!!! ehehehhe... wah looking good lah your template.. me love it!!!

    Am on my LJL rounds now.. see you in a bit with another card...hehehe

    Roxy's Best Of... September 04, 2008 6:14 PM

    First day of school, and I'm trying to get Wicked before the girls wake up. Thanks for your votes yesterday...I won the big one, lost a few others, back to work in NYC today, too, so you may not see me around much until late night or Friday.

    Have a great day, sounds like work is heating up for you too!

    Roxy

    Empty Streets September 04, 2008 6:49 PM

    Hola GP Marzie,

    Dropping by to see what's going on around this side of town and keeping the Fabulous Genie Princess Busy. And of course to get your email address so I can send your EC Credit prize :) am also in the process of selecting the best location on our site to position your MPG banner :) Would you like it right beside the Entrecard Drop Widget?? :) I think that would be the best place for it :) heheh

    Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious September 04, 2008 10:21 PM

    aloha marzie! i've left u a comment here eysterday. ada tak? i hope it is still awaiting moderation.

    am here to drop off AGP! :)

    bonoriau September 04, 2008 11:10 PM

    Marzie, I'm back. Thank you for your continued visit and dropping. Hemm your hubby really MANTAP deh!!!

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 2:16 AM

    Thank you Emjei, it's nice to see u today. I'll check out the tag! :)

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 2:18 AM

    Hi Jean! Sorry for the late response, just catching up on some work, now only replying comments! ;)

    Eh, B actually went to 2 diff Starbucks and confidently asked for the cake, for me la of coz..ha ha poor thing!

    Yay, looking forward to the potato puffs, for sure it will menjadi! Happy cooking sweetie! :):):)

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 2:18 AM

    Thank you Celebcurry and welcome to Mariuca's blog! :)

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 2:19 AM

    That's right Cherry! I had a blast and it was very relaxing and romantic to get away just the two of us, even for one day! :):):)

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 2:29 AM

    Hola Twinks, thanks so much for the b'day wishes. Yeah, I love my buddies, aren't they the coolest? Hope u had a pleasant stay in KL and do come visit me here again, have a good one! :):):)

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 3:12 AM

    Oh thanks so much for ur well wishes here Manggis! I had a great birthday this year YAY! :):):)

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 3:13 AM

    LJ! You're back dearie, hope u had a great time in Sing! Hey, I know what u mean, I am loving my new look by the day yeeha! :):):)

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 3:19 AM

    Hi Roxy! Have fun at work, I'm gonna be busy too these next few days but hey, it's already Friday, so we get the weekend at least! Glad u won ur BOTB, much love! :):):)

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 3:22 AM

    Hi Metz! Still a bit tied up with work here, that's why I'm late in responding to my comments! :)

    I saw MPG at ur site already, looking as sweet as ever, yay and thanks so much! Hey, why not just transfer the Ecs to my EC account straight away? Isn't that easier? Anyway, do let me know if u still need that email! ;)

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 3:23 AM

    YAY! Bono is back! I've been dropping on ur site, trying not to lose my running streak there he he! Hope u had a nice trip, back to blogging now? ;)

    Emila Yusof September 05, 2008 3:07 PM

    Marzie! Yay, I am an official Mariucan on Bloggers!

    Mariuca September 05, 2008 5:56 PM

    Emila, YAY! Now I have 3 official Mariucans here he he! Cool la this new widget, I like! ;)

    Wayne September 06, 2008 12:44 AM

    We don't really know each other, but I wanted to give such a wonderfully looking lady a birthday wish and a thank you for visiting my little old blog.

    Wonderful is code for beautiful :)

    Cheers!

    Monica September 06, 2008 3:37 PM

    Hi Mariuca, I'm glad you had a good time and your birthday was a blast!! you deserve it sweetie ;-)

    Mariuca September 06, 2008 3:42 PM

    LOL! Why thank you Wayne, that's really sweet of you! I'm still on Birthday mode ha ha! :):):)

    Monica September 06, 2008 3:44 PM

    oh btw Mariuca, what's EC credits?

    Farah Deen September 06, 2008 9:48 PM

    GP, traders is surely not bad. I am very particular about hotels I stay in, I have high standards for hotels and anything less for me is not acceptable! I guess that's because I am in the hotel line too? :) last time, my husband doesn't really care much, but now, he's more fussy than me.

    Mariuca September 07, 2008 12:40 AM

    Hi Monica, thanks so much dear! I had a great birthday this year! :)

    Oh I sent u the link to EC's page, hope u like what u see! ;)

    Mariuca September 07, 2008 12:43 AM

    Farah! Me too! Hotel mesti best and my first requirement is a huge bathroom with a nice bathtub he he! Love staying in hotels. Wow, u were in the hotel industry? That's cool, was it in Penang? :)

    Dar_Ling September 07, 2008 1:02 PM

    happy belated birthday!!!!! seems like u had a very nice bday =)

    oh and I love your new layout. like the calendar-like dates for each posts.

    Mariuca September 08, 2008 4:47 AM

    Yay! Thanks Erisha, u're so sweet! :)

    And thanks for noticing my new look woo hoo! I love the calendar-like dates too ha ha, it looks more like a diary now! Great to see u here today too. *Hugs*

    Sushi September 09, 2008 11:02 AM

    Hey Marzie, don't remember the page I'm redirected to, but it is the same one. Some video site, maybe like You Tube, and it's always from your home page.
    PS: Loved that post of your differences and similarities with B. At home, Daddy thinks "the spicier the better" Mama thinks
    " no spice, no belly ache" hahaha. Woofies!

    Mariuca September 09, 2008 4:18 PM

    Sushi, I just restored my PC a few days back, so I hope that redirection problem will be solved. Apparently I had a virus, which couldn't be removed so I restored my PC to get rid of that pesky thing!

    YAY, thanks for checking out my post on The Two Of Us! Love ya Sushi! :):):)

    Emila Yusof September 10, 2008 10:05 AM

    Hmmm I'm dreaming on lagi...bestnya lepak kat Traders. Eh, Elina oso like to lepak there with her friends.

    Mariuca September 11, 2008 3:23 AM

    Check-in la for ur besday! I'm sure Yassin will love it too, can swim-swim and enjoy free food, and u and Z can relaks in the nice comfy room! :D

    Faisal Admar September 13, 2008 1:32 AM

    Happy Birthday Maurica! Long life and God bless!

    I heard Traders in KL is very nice. Hmm RM30 per plate for nasi lemak eh? Pretty expensive... at least for me :P

    Mariuca September 13, 2008 2:19 PM

    Thanks so much Faisal! :)

    Oh yeah, I gotta admit...Traders was excellent! It was our first time too and yes, I agree on it being more pricey than some other hotels, but it was worth it! Maybe u can stay at Traders when u next visit KL! :):):)

    Emila Yusof September 14, 2008 12:43 AM

    Enticing laaa...still tengah kumpul duit nak pi duduk kat hotel ni!

    phatelara September 17, 2008 11:40 PM

    Hola Marzie! I am back for good! I wanted to leave you some comment love but you know, tak syok la using other people's laptop. Hehe..I love Mariuca's new look! I love your bday cake too! And the hotel room (the bed looks inviting la..if me I baring, taknak bangun kot with the tv remote control in my hands lol!) and the bath tub, the food! Love everything and am sure this is the best birthday for you so far! :):) Semoga panjang umur and murah rezeki ya! And awet muda selalu! Lol!! Hugs!!

    Mariuca September 18, 2008 3:49 PM

    Emila, kumpul jgn tak kumpul! You still have about a month or so till ur besday, for sure sempat! :D

    Mariuca September 18, 2008 3:52 PM

    YAY!!! Debbs is finally back! *BIG HUGS*

    Thanks sweetie, LJ helped me change template and I so love my new look too! I oso got rid of some widgets and arranged everything nicely, so tak la rimas sangat! :)

    Debbs, the bed mmg best, I pun susah nak bangun. And using B's Apple while on the bed...fuyooo best gila! Terus I feel like buying a laptop he he! Thanks for coming over to wish me here Debbie, love and hugs for u! :):):)

    Emila Yusof September 26, 2008 11:26 PM

    I think I can go la Marzie! Yehaww! Got people owe me 4K for jobs I've done. So will book for one day and one night...(one night only, one night only, that’s all you’ve got to spare...lagu jennifer hudson)

    Mariuca September 27, 2008 5:38 AM

    Yeeha! I'm sure u will love it Emila, try and book the Club Package. Wah bestnye dapat enjoy bestub he he! Take pics oso okay? :)

    My client oso just paid me today, but dah habis bayar bill lol! ;)

    Emila Yusof September 27, 2008 4:03 PM

    OK, will book the club package. lol, that reminds me of my bills also haha

    Mariuca September 27, 2008 6:41 PM

    Ha bayar jgn tak bayar Emila! Now credit cards semua dah increase late payment charges okay??? Tensi some are so high, I kena last month cause so busy to pay my bills on time he he! ;)

    LadyJava September 27, 2008 7:11 PM

    Tumpang lalu.. nak comment gak ni..

    Hah?? Naik ke?? no wonder lah mine pun.. i balik sg that day lewat bayar.. this month..late charge tinggi seh...

    Emila Yusof September 27, 2008 11:15 PM

    lucky i don't have credit card!! only have debit ones!

    LadyJava September 27, 2008 11:31 PM

    debit card yg boleh jadi credit card kan Emila.. best kan alrajhi bank ;)

    Mariuca September 28, 2008 3:40 AM

    LJ, very high the late charges! Ada yg sampai RM50!! :(

    Wah Emila u got no credit cards at all?? SYABAS!! DD and me have lots he he!! :)

    Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 3:53 AM

    I know you two have lotsa cards! last time, I saw both of you cancelled some of your c cards and gunting them in front of me!

    Mariuca September 28, 2008 5:04 AM

    Emila!!! Ha ha ha but now I think we both got new ones, some more got Bank Rakyat to worry abt he he...I got another 9 months to go then finally settle the mettle yeeha!! :D

    Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 1:25 PM

    cool! then can make new loans hahah

    Mariuca October 03, 2008 1:13 PM

    Oh no, don't tempt me, u know la how much I love my credit cards! ;)

    LadyJava October 03, 2008 5:04 PM

    heheh.. I love my credit cards too.. though I only have one here and one in SG.. tak sanggup nak bayar....lolz!!

    Mariuca October 06, 2008 12:38 AM

    Only 2 CC??? Tsk tsk tsk...cayalah LJ! Don ask me how many I have okay? He he! :)

    LadyJava October 06, 2008 3:08 AM

    Dulu masa kerja banyaklah.. skg satu supp card.. satu SG card jer..heheh

    Mariuca October 10, 2008 9:38 AM

    Wah sikitnye card u LJ, good for u! Keep it up, don be like me he he! ;)

    phatelara October 12, 2008 9:28 PM

    GP, I think I asked about your CC in one of your older posts. Hehe..bila I tgk nombor 9 tu I thought, 9 CCs??? Gilos I kalau 9 CCs.

    I have none, but C has 2, itupun tak guna sangat. :)

    Mariuca October 12, 2008 9:32 PM

    Ohhhh he he 9 more months to habis hutang la Debbs, made me panic oso for a moment there ha ha! :)

    Emila Yusof October 18, 2008 10:58 AM

    *emila think emila cannot go*

    Emila Yusof October 18, 2008 10:59 AM

    yang mula2 tadi macam marah sikit

    Emila Yusof October 18, 2008 10:59 AM

    i nak buat sad face..hehehe

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