Sunday, May 25, 2008

Coffee With the Girls


Once in a blue moon, when everyone in the group can agree on a date and location, a bunch of us will get together for a reunion over coffee and cakes. All of us used to work in one company but most have left in pursue of personal dreams and career paths.

I left the organization back in December 2004. Wow, it's hard to believe that I've been freelancing from home for close to 4 years now! It all seems like yesterday when the six of us were happily working together in one department. DD and I left the company at the same time but we ended up being neighbours, so I see her more often than the other five. Elle is now working in a reputable organization elsewhere and Emila recently left to pursue her mission and dream
as an artist and designer from home.

Anyway, the youngest of the lot, Jue is about to tie the knot at the end of the month so we decided to meet up for one last time before she ended her single hood. Unfortunately, only 4 of us could make it but we did still have lots of fun that afternoon. It was our time to forget about work or other stress plaguing our lives at the moment. It was our session to sit back and chill out with good friends, enjoying coffee after coffee, catching up on who's dating whom, who's cheating on whom, who's switching jobs, who's going on a vacation... the usual girly chit chat and gossip! Emila and I even found some time to exchange stories and tactics on blogging and our ongoing Triumph craze! ;)

Seeing that I'm unable to attend her wedding, I gave Jue her wedding gift early. After weeks of cracking my head, thinking of the perfect wedding present, I visited Shopping.com, to browse through their wide range of products for some cool wedding gift ideas. This site provides product reviews too, which made things so much easier for me. Much browsing and comparing later, I decided to go with a gift other than the usual crystal, cookware, home appliances that we usually see as wedding gifts and opted for something that I'm certain she would truly appreciate - a his and her Issey Miyake perfume set! If there's one thing Jue and I share in common, it is our love for perfume. I think we both don't mind spending a little extra when it comes to our scents. Some would probably think we tend to go overboard with our perfume passion, but I believe that true perfume lovers out there would totally understand!

When she opened the box, her reaction was enough to make me smile throughout the day. Issey Miyake happens to be one of my favourite scents and I was beaming even harder when she said that she almost purchased a bottle for herself just the day before! It's hard to think of the perfect gift for someone, especially if that someone is one that you care about so seeing her genuinely excited expression made all the thinking, browsing and shopping worthwhile!





All in all, it was another wonderful reunion and I'd like to take this opportunity to wish Jue and her
fiancée the very best in their upcoming nuptials. From the three of us in this picture and the other two that were MIA that lovely afternoon, we love you and we wish you a lifetime of happiness and love! Congratulations Jue! :)




130 comments:

LadyJava May 25, 2008 6:10 AM

Looks a fun get-together! And yes, catching up on the gossip is imperative when these kind of meet happens..lol...

Jue must be ecstatic to receive something she really wanted eh..good for you and her :)...

Am planning my own get together back in SG if I can get those working ladies down..hehe.. so difficult with ladies that has work and kids kan...lolzz.

I love the picture.. everyone looks so happy :)

Trinity May 25, 2008 11:41 AM

wa.. so nice to meet your friends! Glad you have a great time with good friends!

Trinity May 25, 2008 11:42 AM

So nice of you giving her a his and her perfume set!! I can see her happy face! Bride to be... :-)

Faizal May 25, 2008 11:49 AM

Reunion always a great thing. I will also have some sort of gathering with 40 school mates of my secondary school this 1st june.

rizal May 25, 2008 11:56 AM

Wah wah.. bloggers activity get together-gether.. sounds fun and cool. :)

Ni macam all the girls aka "Sex and the City." Who is who and who?

Parfume lovers? used to be nuts about parfume until errr my financial thing has slowed me down. I am hooked with my Mont Blanc.. keke

ehhh , i see Dunhill light there.. Siapa punya yerr?

Happy Sunday yer.. :)

Farah Deen May 25, 2008 3:13 PM

GP, it's always nice when a bunch of close friends meet up and share stories/ exchanging grapevines! wow, so you guys used to work together and now freelancing from home huh? That's really great! Do you still write for reviews and such GP?

Your friend Jue is so sweet, she looks young and fresh too. congratulations to her on her near approaching wedding day. I met my friend recently to pass on the wedding gift too, like you said, it was so hard thinking of the perfect gift! I bought her a lace fabric for kebaya actually (obviously from Bandung!) and gave her 3 days before her wedding.

How great was it Jue wanted to get the same Issey Miyake for herself and you got it for her instead! simply perfect, I guess, you read her mind. :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 3:24 PM

Hi LJ! Thanks for being my first commenter LOL! :)

Ahhhh this was the post that I initially wanted to do at MPG, but suddenly got this PPP opp, and the anchor word is perfume lagi, no way was I gonna let this one go huh? Ha ha!!

Oh I hope u get to have ur reunion in Sing too! And hopefully we get to see your pics, blurred or otherwise! ;)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 3:26 PM

Hi Trin! Great to see u here today... how's ur CHUPs coming along la woman? Long time oredi I never got any CHUPs he he!

Thanks Trin, the blushing bride was ecstatic to receive her wedding gift I must say! So happy I made the right choice lol... :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 3:28 PM

Faizal!! 40 schoolmates huh? I've never been to a major reunion as such, yg kecik-kecik je, easier to catch up with a smaller group. Have fun at your reunion and blog about it too la! Happy Sunday Faizal! :)

LadyJava May 25, 2008 3:30 PM

I was first commenter.. yihaa!!! tak sangka lahh.. but nice.. so long have not being able to be your 1st heheh..

I love keywords like this.. so easy to write a post abt kan..no brainer..lolzz... i just got one for LLP.. the keyword is "cattle supplies" and no way to reject seeing it's from Payu..lolzz... let's see how creative I can get with that! lolzz

Ok.. maybe all will be in brown paper bag...lolzz!!! heheh

Mariuca May 25, 2008 3:31 PM

LOL!! Rizal, actually we always refer to our reunion as our "Sex in the City" sessi ha ha!!

Wah it's great to meet another perfume lover Rizal, especially a guy! I paling suka Obsession, Eternity and Dunhill for guys, just to name a few..best gila!

Dunhill tu is the photographer's punya. We had a guy friend there as well! ;)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 3:36 PM

Hola Farah! Oh yeah, reunions are great but the planning before that yg susah, what to wear, where to meet, who's bringing kids etc ha ha!!

Oh, when I referred to us working in the same company, I meant my second job at BERNAS and not at NST. ;)

I still do reviews as and when there's an offer for me dearie, best kan?

Jue is like 31 only this year, but she looks like she's 20 something kan? I call her Comel cause she looks like a cute small kid! He he...

Wah the lace fabric sounds like an excellent wed gift too!! Good show to us la Farah ha ha!! :):):)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 3:44 PM

Yeah! Some more long time oredi takda opps from anyone so it was by chance I checked PPP last night at 2am, see see wah!! Ada perfume opp la ha ha, so happy and quickly reserved lol..

Payu Payu...dah la picky, some more give difficult keywords like cattle supplies, good luck LJ! ;)

LadyJava May 25, 2008 3:50 PM

hehe... payu not bad lah GP!! sometimes jer keywords tu susah skit but ok lah.. now my main source of income come from them.. so alhamdulillah but biasalah human beings.. sometimes asyik complain jer..lolzz

Emila Yusof May 25, 2008 3:55 PM

Yay! Our pictures together gether! It was fun meeting all the lovely ladies! Yassin loves the colours that you gave him. Said he wants to thank you in person someday.

Mariuca May 25, 2008 3:56 PM

LJ! Of course PayU is great, I'm just bitching cause sour grapes kan..tak dapat join!! Ha ha ha...

Anyway, I just joined BOTB, pls try and vote for me woman yay! :)

On another note, I finally got auto approval from PPP after months of waiting lol!! :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 4:01 PM

Yay Emila is here! I had a blast too, was so funny when u suddenly mentioned "Eh now boleh dapat 2 pingat every day kan?" LOL!! I was wondering what u were talking abt, rupa-rupanya Triumph ha ha ha!! :)

Eh cakap Yassin the colours were from Uncle Boy tau! ;)

LadyJava May 25, 2008 4:07 PM

hehehe.. sour grapes..lol.. funny lah you.. anyway.. am here to vote vote vote.. good luck dearie!!

Hi Emila!!!!

Mariuca May 25, 2008 4:13 PM

Of coz la sour grapes! Everyone seems to be in PayU except GP boo hoo hoo! :( PayU, if you're reading this...what's up la? ;)

Thanks for voting dearie! I just voted for Roxy as well. ;)

LadyJava May 25, 2008 4:18 PM

Sabaq GP.. Sabaq...It took a while too before my blog was approved.. so i guess it's a matter of not yet lahhh for you.. sabaq ye...hugss

I voted for Roxy as well... eh but don't you just love the rotating header on the other header?? awesome kan?

Mariuca May 25, 2008 4:21 PM

LOL, thanks for the hugsss...okay nuff on PayU!

What rotating header on the other header? At BE u mean? I tak perasan pun. Still waiting for our thumbnails I see? ;)

LadyJava May 25, 2008 4:30 PM

hehe.. tadi blog yg battle with Roxy tu.. you tak notice ke.. the blog's header keep changing it's picture.. really awesome.. I like.. just watching slide show..

LadyJava May 25, 2008 5:10 PM

Zooming in via my rocket GP!!! Zromm join me!!!

Ratu Syura May 25, 2008 5:33 PM

Aww... I love get-togethers.. I wish one day my girlfriends and I would be that tight even after all of us are married with kids trailing behind us! hehe..

Mariuca May 25, 2008 5:49 PM

LJ, I totally didn't see any rotating banner lol... and I just zoomed by your place in a rocket too! :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 5:51 PM

Hi Syura, great to see u here today woman! Oh I'm sure you have your own tight circle of friends too, no matter how old you guys are, mesti jumpa once in a while! :)

Rozella May 25, 2008 7:37 PM

Aww, it looks like you guys had tons of fun. Bestnya! :)

Choc Mint Girl May 25, 2008 7:52 PM

Hey, Marzie! Sweet post! I really miss moments like this. One of my best friends is working in Langkawi, so, right now I'm looking forward to plan something with kawan2 yang lain, release tension sikit. ;)

illusionaire May 25, 2008 8:13 PM

Issey Miyake ??? What a coincidence! That's my favorite perfume too. I love to spray it on me here and there... especially there. :-P :-P

Yeah yeah I know it's a pour femme. :-P

You must have really enjoyed meeting all your frens even after 4 years. Even I do till now, and nothing can buy such friendships. Here is to friendship, Jue and you.

Hey, that rhymes! :-)

MAGGIE AT COFFEESHOPMAFIA May 25, 2008 9:26 PM

I updated the entrecard list with your blogs. You can find it at

http://maggie.coffeeshopmafia.com/?p=2004

Tina May 25, 2008 9:48 PM

Thats so nice that you can still get together after all this time.

There is only 1 person i see now from my old work. You are really Lucky.

Looks like you had a great time.

Mariuca May 25, 2008 10:00 PM

We did Rozella, thanks for stopping by! :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 10:04 PM

Hi Crystal, long time no see woman! A get together is always fun once the day arrives, the planning and all that is the tedious bit. Have fun with ur gal pals sweetie! :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 10:07 PM

Woo hoo!! Sandman and I have something in common now! :) Yeah, I just love Issey Miyake, something abt the scent that's so alluring yet oh so fresh, love it!

Oh, this wasn't the first time we met up in 4 years Sandman, just that the last time all 6 of us were working together was 4 years back! Miss those days too. :)

Emila Yusof May 25, 2008 10:09 PM

Lol! Dah terkebawah sangat, but anyway, hi LJ!

Ok Marzie, will tell Yassin it's from Uncle Boy! Lol, 2 pingat a day! And, if you got attack also can get $100,000 extra money to re-arm and what not!

Mariuca May 25, 2008 10:09 PM

Hi Maggie, thanks so much! I've saved the file and have already started using ur EC list. It works great, I love it! Good job Maggie! :):):)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 10:11 PM

Hi Tina! I am pretty lucky aren't I? To be able to stay in touch after all these years. We had a blast, thanks for stopping by! :)

Mariuca May 25, 2008 10:14 PM

Ha ha ha yeah la Emila! I like the $100,000 feature too, but still not enough kan? The pingat is still da best, 2 mill a day! My GDP is finally back to positive, after weeks of being negative. Takpe, sikit-sikit lama-lama jadi bukit he he! ;)

Matthew S. Urdan May 25, 2008 10:40 PM

Everyone, thank you so much for your overwhelmingly positive comments and the validation on the new look of Meltwater. Torrents. Meanderings. Delta. If you need help adding a sidebar, updating your site, or if you're ready for a new look, Zoe is the one to turn to. I've never met a web designer so friendly, customer-service oriented, responsive and competent. And did I say affordable? You will not be disappointed with any work you hire her to perform.

Matt, Zoe could knock it out for you in a heartbeat!

Rox, yeah, I can't wait til June so I can put up the Summer Header and the Fall Footer...the progression will look sharper with each season. While spring looks awesome, it's my least favorite of the new seasonal themes.

Dave, I'm glad it's easier on the eyes. My whole intent of updating the theme was to make it more readable for everyone!

Aud, welcome to MTMD and thanks for the invite to participate in your meme. Actually, Wordless Wednesday is really the only meme I participate in, and I modify it because I usually have a post that goes along with the pictures, so I call it Almost Wordless Wednesday. I usually don't participate in TAGs either. I just don't have the time, and often they don't follow the theme of my blog. But when I am tagged by a friend, I'll participate if it's a light blogging week and I can find an angle that fits; but I'll never tag anyone else. Still, I will stop by your blog and look at your meme since you were kind enough to stop by here and comment.

Simon, I'm actually agonizing over the background image...It's a link to my old theme, but I've never really been 100% happy with it, but I like the feel of it in the background because it's so varied and contrasts so well with the plain black of the main blog body. Advice taken under advisement, and we'll see where it goes.

Mariuca, actually, putting back all the widgets isn't so hard. It's a chance to clean up your sidebars and decide what is truly important. If you're looking for an update though, and you choose Zoe, she'll put it all back for ya!

Jackie, thanks for letting me know the new design loads faster. I did get that criticism from time to time with the old design! Loading faster is a real bonus!

Shinade, thank you so much for your effusive praise! It's much appreciated. But don't worry about "getting around to me". There's only so much time in the day, and while I get to every Red Hot Drops site every week or two, there's no way I can hit them all every day. Stop by when you can, and do what you can do. Yes, it's very hard to blog when you're not at home.

Crazy working Mom....you are most welcome, glad to participate, and thanks for the kind words on the new theme!

Tricia, your comments mean so much since you've been reading MTMD since the "old" days! I'm glad we've been able to reconnect through entrecard.

Have an awesome day everyone! And GO RED WINGS!

Cheers!

Shinade May 25, 2008 11:13 PM

Oh Marzie, you are all so beautiful. It looks like you all had a great time too.

Oh and great choice for a gift. I always love getting special and expensive perfume!!

Oh I do so hope you get to share some of the wedding pictures. She will be such a beautiful bride!!
Hugs,
Jackie

jollyjo May 26, 2008 1:19 AM

Some jobs can leave such a bad experience that you don't even want to hear the names of former colleagues but great to see you have maintained and built an even greater friendship with a small group...

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:38 AM

He he thanks Matt! I'm inspired to kickstart my makeover after seeing what a great job you've done with yours! So refreshing! :)

Tammy May 26, 2008 3:40 AM

It's nice to be able to have a girls day out every once in a while isn't. :o)

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:41 AM

Hi Jackie, thanks dear! We ladies had a great time and hope to do it again some time soon. I'll see what I can do abt those pics, me too am looking forward to seeing the bride all dolled up in glam! ;)

LadyJava May 26, 2008 3:43 AM

GP!!! I've done my cattle post..lol...

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:45 AM

Hi Adrian, it's so nice of u to drop by today!

That's true, I'm lucky to have found such a nice circle of colleagues who eventually became great friends as well! :)

LadyJava May 26, 2008 3:45 AM

Oh just noticed abt your auto approval.. best kan?? mine skg semua auto approved.. yihaa!!

LadyJava May 26, 2008 3:47 AM

Aiks you tak perasan.. the header pic keep changing..hehhe.. I'm gonna look into that now.. best jugak kan.. rotating header..;)

LadyJava May 26, 2008 3:48 AM

buffer, buffer..jangan tak buffer...

eh.. the latest boldie dl you dapat ke?? no seeders kan??

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:48 AM

Hi Tammy! It's definitely fun if you're hanging out with the right set of peeps! Thank you for stopping by! :)

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:57 AM

Ha ha ha ha kita gunakan tactic Zubli membuffer...break up the comments into parts lol!!

I DL oredi that Boldie ep, even with no seeders still can! Finished watching too! :)

LadyJava May 26, 2008 3:59 AM

Aiks.. yeke?? Ok will try again.. i was reading the comments.. pple are also complaining..nevermind will try again now!!

LadyJava May 26, 2008 4:00 AM

Yelah.. dah pandai dah skg.. itu lah cara org tu banyak comment pun...lolzz!!

Mariuca May 26, 2008 4:04 AM

Kah kah kah..wei kata sakit? Again active di malam hari ye?

Yesterday's Boldie right? The last episode for the week? I DL yesterday, no problem. ;)

LadyJava May 26, 2008 4:12 AM

Yelah.. 23 May episode.. still cannot connect lahh...

Am sick but not THAT sick..lol.. lagipun baru bangun kan.. and the panadol just kicked in.. so feeling great..lolzz!!

LadyJava May 26, 2008 4:26 AM

Oh and congrats on your win GP!! Yihaa...I feel like battling tonight.. so vote for me ya :)

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives May 26, 2008 8:23 AM

Greetings from the beach!

I stopped by this morning to vote for you in Battle of the Blogs, but my computer froze up on me before I could drop one or two or three or four EntreCards, so I'm back to do that now.

I guess you're ready to start your work week, but this time it's my turn to have one more day off...

Roxy

asian massage May 26, 2008 9:20 AM

You all looks so great together. Having a happy time i see. Glad to see it. Wish i could join ehhehe

Faizal May 26, 2008 11:34 AM

Hey Marzie You said you up for comedy right? So you should watch Chuck, check it out on AXN. There is also another comedy tv drama called THE REAPER, but this one not available in Malaysia yet.

J@n!ce May 26, 2008 11:37 AM

You really have a bunch of good friends there. They looked just as pretty as you :)

Forumer May 26, 2008 12:47 PM

Salaaam. uiikksss, gambar bawah sekali dan yang tengah meja tu Maya Karin ke Mariuca karin? :-?

Farah Deen May 26, 2008 3:23 PM

GP, Jue is 31? She's my sister's age la, but yes, like you said, she easily pass on as 23 years old! LOL comellllll!!! so small and petite too.

That fabric lace I bought for Ina, well,I have given her, tak teringat to snap a pic pulak! :) ANyway, yeah, I love the idea of you working as a freelance and writing reviews! how so cool and when you do that, normally you are treated with the best! :)

Once ladies are married, it's really tough to get everyone together, like you said, work commitment aside, they have husband commitment, in laws commitment and also children commitment! LOL mcm I pun susah now, especially with the baby at home.

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:27 PM

Morning LJ! I tertidur before I got ur msg dearie! But anyway, I saw u won ur battle so phew! ;)

Funny why u can't DL yeah? Nasib baik I finished DL and watching oredi. Sometimes there are 2 Boldie torrents for the same episode, why not see if the other one is working?

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:29 PM

Hi Roxy! That's okay dear, I won my Battle yesterday, thanks for trying to vote he he! Ooooh I woke up pretty late today Roxy, now rushing to do some work before I can start my blogging day and drops and what not. You're so lucky to be enjoying the first week of the day at home with Rex and the kids! :):):)

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:30 PM

He he thanks Asian! Feel free to "join" us gals anytime here yeah? ;)

LadyJava May 26, 2008 3:30 PM

Gd Afternoon GP!!

heheh.. no probs.. i thot you fell asleep..lolzz.. i dah kluar and dah balik pun..heheh...

there was only one file since saturday but it's ok.. mine is dl now..:)

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:32 PM

Hola Faizal! Thanks for the heads up! What day is this Chuck ah? I can't keep track of my TV programs unless it's a reality show, my fave! Ha ha!!

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:33 PM

Thanks Janice, I love my lady friends! Even though we don't get to meet up as often as last time, when we were working together, they're still da best! ;)

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:35 PM

Ha ha ha Forumer! Wah wah mentang-mentang kita puji dia comel, dia pun puji kita balik ye? He he he... :)

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:41 PM

Farah!!! Yeah, 31 ke 32 this year, she's the youngest of us all and looks it too! Tell me abt it la Farah... we all always don't want to take pics next to Jue cause she's so petite and we'll look like giants next to her ha ha ha!!

Farah, but nowadays I don't get many restaurant reviews, kalau tak best kan? I remember I did a perfume review once, for the new Gucci Rush...and I got a free sample too!!! 100 ml lagi woo hoo! Ha ha ha, that's the best part of doing reviews, I get all the freebies! He he...

Your friend really looks like a regal queen on her wedding day Farah, makes me feel like getting married and having another ceremony all over again la ha ha ha...!

Mariuca May 26, 2008 3:43 PM

Yeah la LJ! First thing I did was to quickly log on to BOTB, see see dah takde ur battle. So quickly checked the last 50 battles and nasib baik u won...by a mile too so congrats!! :):):)

LadyJava May 26, 2008 3:45 PM

haha.. this comment I got to intercept.. coz I also want to have another wedding ceremony all over again..hehhe.. kan best kalau kita boleh buat macam mat salleh kan... renew our vows ke something...lolz!!

LadyJava May 26, 2008 3:47 PM

yelah GP!! am on a winning streak..lol... you too kan??

Nick Phillips May 26, 2008 3:52 PM

Looks like you guys had a blast, ya? Which actually reminds me that me and my buddies haven't really met up for quite a while now :( Gotta plan a meeting soon or we'll probably forget we even exist ... LOL!

eastcoastlife May 26, 2008 5:31 PM

Congrats and best wishes to Jue!

So Emila is your former colleague. :)

It's nice to have friends who are like sisters. :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious May 26, 2008 6:37 PM

wah marzie!! envy lar!! i've been dreaming of such gathering but always tak jadi. Me & my girlfriends were always on bad timing. Our schedule cant seem to fit each others. :(

You girls look so cute together! I bet it brings back alot of sweet memories! :) May your friendship continue to grow & blossom!

Shinade May 26, 2008 10:26 PM

Hola Marzie,
Okay today is the day. I will be back later after done with my drops and find my memes.

Thanks for being so patient with me!!

Love ya:-)

Mariuca May 27, 2008 4:45 AM

Hi LJ! That would be awesome, or maybe can just have a huge 10-yr anniversary nanti and pretend that's our "second" wedding! ;)

Two times in a row only la, where got winning streak like that? :)

Mariuca May 27, 2008 4:47 AM

Ha ha! Have fun planning your session Nick! But how are u gonna get your buddy to come out and play, now that he's busy studying most of the time? ;)

tv bracket May 27, 2008 4:47 AM

I am in the same position. I have 4 good friends I used to work with and we miss being in an office together. We do get together once in awhile to have a lunch and talk over the good old days of working in our little shops.

Mariuca May 27, 2008 4:49 AM

Thanks for your warm wishes ECL! I'm sure Jue must be very excited right now, 4 more days to go! :)

Yeah! Emila and I used to work together, am lucky to have made such a creative wonderful buddy there!

Mariuca May 27, 2008 4:57 AM

Hi Jean! He he...tell me about it, it wasn't east getting everyone to be free on the same day. I still had my sniffles on that day, but if I didn't go then, it would have been another few months of waiting and planning! So I'm glad I made it for the session that day, it was great to meet up with Jue especially, since I've not seen her the longest. :):):)

Mariuca May 27, 2008 5:00 AM

Hola Jackie! You're so cute la he he...take it easy! No rush on the memes okay, make sure you have fun with them! :)

Mariuca May 27, 2008 5:04 AM

Hola TV Bracket, that's so great! It's not easy keeping up a close relationship when you've gone separate ways, but we try our best yeah? :)

Julie May 27, 2008 8:02 AM

Going out with the girls is so much fun. That reaction is priceless. yay that she liked the gift.

Nick Phillips May 27, 2008 8:32 AM

Tu la, that fellow so busy studying don't know how I'm going to drag the bum ... urrrmmm ... my buddy out for a lepak session la ... LOL!

Jacques Pierre May 27, 2008 9:24 AM

Marzie, nothing beats the girls day-out, nite-out or going all-out! :)

Seeing that picture perfect of you with the girls makes me wonder if I'll ever get to see my girls again. ;)

C'est la vie .. I guess.
-Naz-

Mariuca May 27, 2008 10:53 AM

Hi Julie, thank you for the very nice comment. I made sure I got my camera ready before she opened the gift lol! ;)

Mariuca May 27, 2008 10:56 AM

Nick! I know... tell your buddy that if he goes out with u and the guys instead of being a bookworm that weekend, you will join him at Triumph LOL!! He can't say no to Triumph he he he... :)

Mariuca May 27, 2008 10:58 AM

LOL Naz! That's right, but once you get married and have kids etc... it's kinda hard to get all the girls together at the same time kan? Hang in there, I'm sure if you "remind" them often, they'll all settle on a date and u can have ur sessi too, have fun! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious May 27, 2008 4:34 PM

well, i guessed we are both experienced peoples. good thing u insists on meeting yr friends despite feeling not so well. Yeeha for you, woman!

I missed my girlfriends!! Hmm.. i gotta put more effort to organize the meet up. :) Are you with me? :)

JaMiLLa May 28, 2008 1:12 AM

Marzie!!

Long time din drop msg here altho I still visited your blog.

Issey Miyaki is really the first perfume that made me had a strong feeling towards a guy. He had the smell of Issey Miyaki in his body.

When we went out for date, I felt so attractive and refreshing with that particular perfume brand.

I remember one of my best brother had this smell too so I asked him what the brand is. After knowing its Issey Miyaki, too bad there's alot of version and edition. So I try alot of testing in these brand to find out the edition that guy is using.

I was like a crazy girl so eager to find out and got one of my best frend, DINA to accompany me. I got alot of tester at home and put it in a file on my desk. Whenever I flip the file, OH MY GOSH, STRONG SMELL!!! Refreshing!! Unfortunately, I still cant afford buying it now and the weird thing is I am addicted to MEN PERFUME???!?!?!?!

Instead of it, I bought a medium brand perfume that are similiar but not so strong.

I love to see something that comes in pair. Perfume Set is great for gift. One is for me and another is surely just for YOU!! wowowo! GReat!

Mariuca May 28, 2008 10:32 AM

Morning Jean! Of course you should have a sesi for ur girls, maybe u can have a housewarming?!! And invite all your friends, that would make a nice reunion for u and it'll be at ur beautiful new home too! And u can show off ur cooking skills at the same time LOL! How abt it? ;)

Mariuca May 28, 2008 10:38 AM

Jamy baby!!! I've missed you sweetie, been ages since we last spoke yeah? I know you're on FB but don't see u around there much either. It's so great to see u here today HUGS!!

He he thanks for sharing your story Jamy! Besides IM, I love Dunhill and Obsession for men, oh Eternity too!!! Eternity is so refreshing, I love most of CK perfumes. And some of the men's perfumes come in really cool bottles as well! Anyway it's okay to be addicted to men's perfumes he he...if they smell good why not yeah?! :):):)

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives May 28, 2008 11:45 AM

Hi Mariuca,
Feelin' sleepy tonight, so maybe only one comment for you...though with LJ out of town and out of the blogosphere, I only have to say 45 more things to be top Mariucan for May 2008!
Thanks for droppin' by earlier and checkin' out my two cuties.
Roxy

Mariuca May 28, 2008 1:49 PM

Ha ha ha Roxy! Yeah LJ is still number 1 so far, but now you have the chance to catch up! LJ will be gone for a week lol!

It's 1.48pm here and I slept early last night, so am totally fresh right now. Ready to start my EC round but EC is temporarily down apparently! :(

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious May 28, 2008 2:16 PM

sounds like a good idea. actually, im hving a 'sorta' housewarming party next weekend with my another bunch of friends.

Maybe i should invite my girlfriends over for another housewarming party the next weekend. will think about it & give them a ring!

thanks, girl! I shall let u know if it happen. :) HUGZ

NafaSg May 28, 2008 7:21 PM

It's really cool to have get-together outings like these. Our NAFA gang will always make sure we meet up for a get-together despite our very very busy schedule. We will either go makan, watch movies or just hang out at any nice and peaceful place, like the beach.

Jue sure was a happy girl that day. And so were u and the rest of your buddies! It always feels great to catch up with your closest friends. =)

Matthew S. Urdan May 28, 2008 9:12 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments!

The Mommy--you're the first one that's ever commented on the daily trivia. Thanks!

Sheila, Thanks! Buffy was an awesome dog. Your response alone made this post worthwhile.

Kath, thanks for the kind words, they're much appreciated. I usually vote for your blog as well. Nice *ss-kicking you handed me! You should try whitewater rafting...there are rivers and experiences out there for any kind of comfort level--not all whitewater is white-knuckled death-defying adventure.

Mrs. Mecomber, I agree, the photo is spectacular. Just email me at msurdan@aol.com.

Tink, Olivia and Karen were great friends, Olivia did a lot of covers in the 70s before Grease, and Karen used to sing a lot of her songs as well...all were rare, and usually only performed live.

Mariuca, thanks so much for the kind words. Buffy was our childhood dog. She was absolutely amazing.

Matt, thanks for the comments and encouragement....was feeling a little mushy yesterday. Time to get back to the dark and "manly" side with today's post.

Thanks again, everyone!

Mariuca May 29, 2008 12:48 AM

I can just imagine the NAFA gang picnicking together and having fun! When are you guys planning your next outing? Don't forget to take lotsa pics to show GP okay?

I have not seen stewardess NAFA in a long time too, which exotic country is she at right now I wonder! Thank for stopping by guys, as always it's a pleasure! :)

Mariuca May 29, 2008 12:51 AM

Hi Matt! Some pets are the best of friends yeah? Buffy was a real cutie, she must've enjoyed a happy life with u and ur family! :)

Mariuca May 29, 2008 1:11 AM

Ha ha Jean! I also have another bunch of friends..I know what u mean dearie..there are diff sets of friends kan? There's the couple gang, the girlfriends, the colleagues etc... oh and the blog friends!!

Wah have fun at your get together this weekend, I bet you'll be cooking something special! :)

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives May 29, 2008 2:05 AM

A quick "hello" during the work day...I'm trying to juggle a bunch of good blog posts with investment banking today...please stop by and vote in my current Battle of the Blogs against the cows if you get a chance....struggling to get back on a winning streak now that LJ's gone for a week. I have been lucky to have the points from the Blog Lottery...did I tell you I didn't even know where those magic credits were coming from until you pointed it out to me?

I'll be back around later tonight!

Roxy

Anonymous,  May 29, 2008 10:10 AM

Marzie, CK miniature set for men is the 1st one I bought 9 years ago.

Obsession is seductive & Eternity is so manly. They both smell good on me! :D

-Naz-

Sandee (Comedy +) May 29, 2008 10:36 AM

How fun. Have a great day. :)

Mariuca May 29, 2008 10:59 AM

Hiya Roxy, I did a good thing pointing out the "magic" credits to u then huh? Anyway glad to see u won the battle, u think u're back on a winning streak now? Oh and I got 4 credits out of it too he he, thanks Roxy! ;)

Mariuca May 29, 2008 11:02 AM

Hey Naz, CK is a great brand isn't it? Both the male and ladies' scents are just lovely, I love! ;)

Mariuca May 29, 2008 11:05 AM

Yay Sandee is here, hello Sandee!! Nice to see u here today! :):):)

JaMiLLa May 29, 2008 11:45 PM

Sweetie, what's FB?

I think I lost my enthasium in commenting alot of people blog few months ago. After reading ur replies, sharing my story and thought and even reading others is the one who make me stay forever in blogging.

Oh no Eternity, such a lovely name!! If I have an extra money when I start working next month, for sure I will pick out the lovely perfume set for ME and HIM. Hehe!

Mariuca May 30, 2008 1:13 AM

Jamy!! Facebook la he he...you're not active there right?

Oh you are so right! I love the name Eternity too and the scent is even better. I got myself the limited edition set for ladies on my last trip to Australia...so sayang to use but they're all gone now lol!

You starting work next month? Good luck sweetie! :):):)

diy help May 30, 2008 7:46 PM

It's always nice to have a reunion with old frens and it actualluy make ppl realize how fast the time has passed... Seems like you and ur frens always enjoy each other's company...So good ^_^

Mariuca May 30, 2008 8:12 PM

Hola DIY, thanks for stopping by! :)

Agree, reunions are great especially when you've not been together in a while. So much to say then! :)

Adrian June 05, 2008 8:39 AM

AHEM!! Just cause I don't comment here doesn't mean you guys can talk about me behind my back okay! LOL

buddy...when it comes to lepaking...there is nothing that can stop me lah...ain't my fault you're busy all the time too LOL

Cheers guys...and yes Nick join Triumph...need a buddy to cover my six!!

Anonymous,  June 05, 2008 12:26 PM

marzie, jue is 30 la.
tak apa. she is already married now and sedang bergumbira. Apa kata we arrange another get to gether soon. kesian i tak dapat attend la the other day. pls pls pls....

dalieY

Mariuca June 05, 2008 3:29 PM

LOL!! Adrian, u saw our little chat here huh? He he...yeah la..ur buddy and I both miss u in the blogworld, come on back GK!!

I doubt Nick will join Triumph GK, and we're almost reaching Captain Crunch oredi but still no sign of Nick there! ;)

Mariuca June 05, 2008 3:32 PM

DD my fren!! Wah 30 je, sure or not u? He he...

Aiya, the last 2 reunions we had, u and TSZ were both missing sob sob!! Looks like we have to merujuk to the co-ordinator although she's busy at Maxis nowadays!

Hugs and kisses for Ali! ;)

Adrian June 06, 2008 5:55 PM

He's just a yeller lily livered spineless rat! LOL Ya hear that NICK!!! hehehe

Mariuca June 06, 2008 7:07 PM

GK He he he!! Oooops, hope Nick won't get mad seeing me snickering away here LOL! ;)

Happy weekend Adrian! :)

Devil's View.... June 08, 2008 5:17 AM

I also remember a incident of reunion,as my father is in army and I used to stay with him,after evry 3 year he is transfered and I have to leave the town with him...but when I grow up I met my frds on a social networking site and ask them to reunite again...and that was a awesum one ....feel a bit relaxed after meeting them all..as I spent my chilhood with them...:)

Mariuca June 08, 2008 11:23 AM

Hi Devil's View, welcome to Mariuca's blog! :)

Reunions are usually very fun, especially if it's with ppl u love yeah? ;)

Dental Marketing June 19, 2008 2:55 PM

Your story reminds me to my best friends when I was in college. I had 3 friends. We went anywhere together, did our college task together, we tried to be a team in every task group. Now,we have our own life in different cities. We contact each other only by phone...Sometimes, I really miss that time.

Mariuca June 19, 2008 6:52 PM

Hola DM!! Of course, life was so much simpler then and we could spend more time with our friends. Now everyone has their own lives to live and we only get to meet up once in a while. That's why I love these moments, they don't come often, but they're really special. :):):)

Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 1:36 PM

muahaha so chubss la me!

Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 1:37 PM

marzie, bila nak reunion lagik! i think we should meet after raya!

Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 1:38 PM

you know or not come dah pakai tudung?

Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 1:38 PM

look so matured and of course very the pretty.

LadyJava October 18, 2008 12:35 AM

So did you ladies meet up already??

DIY,  June 05, 2009 12:04 AM

It is good that you meet up. I never really keep in contact with my old work mates. Should really. I think they are all still there..lol.

You and your friends are ambitious.

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Mariuca,  June 05, 2009 3:41 PM

You should have a reunion with ur buddies DIY, it’ll be fun to meet up over coffee again, have fun! And thanks for dropping by. :)

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