Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ticket to EURO!



When B first told me about his Euro Trip several weeks back, I was all for it! He's been working so hard and a nice football trip was exactly what he needed. The purpose of the trip was basically for him to watch the Quarterfinal match between Germany and Portugal. It wasn't even a work assignment, more like a free vacation for him, so how could I not encourage him?

He on the other hand, wasn't as enthusiastic about the trip as I was. His main concern was the travelling time it would take him to reach Zurich and all the waiting around in airports, which was bound to be tiring. It would take him one whole day to get to Zurich, the following day would be spent travelling to Basel for the match, and the next day he would already be on his way home to KL before he could even say the word jet lag! Just one day to soak up Switzerland and no time for any major shopping or sight-seeing. Furthermore, this trip would see him travelling abroad by himself, with no friends or colleagues to keep him company. Being alone in a strange country no matter how experienced or old you are, is always somewhat scary albeit exciting. I guess it was a ball of mixed emotions for B.


Anyway, I was all for his EURO trip and continued to psyche him up so he would actually look forward to the trip. Football is his number 1 passion and this would be an excellent opportunity for him to get away for a while and be a part of the EURO fever that takes over the world every four years. I was truly excited for him and encouraged him to go without me. After all, it was a work-sponsored trip, so with a free flight and accommodation thrown in with the match, why not?

But that was all before "the incident"! When the incident happened, he was less than
a week away from taking that flight to Zurich. I never expected a terrible tragedy to happen right before his trip and I was suddenly very sorry at how gung ho I had been about his Switz trip. It was definitely not a good time for me to be home alone, especially when all I could think about was "the incident". So I was very depressed and moody that whole week; worried sick at the thought of being alone after what we had just gone through. It was already too late for him to cancel and I wouldn't dream of asking him to - I wouldn't want to be responsible for making him miss one of the greatest football moments of his life! We even tried to see if we could get a flight for me to Switz, but since it was all very last minute, there were no available flights. So after much tossing and turning, we finally got me a "baby-sitter" who kept me company during B's absence. You know who you are, THANK YOU! :)

When B got home from his EURO trip and showed me all the wonderful pictures he took, I knew I did the right thing by encouraging him to go. He was extra lively and extremely animated as he related his experience to me. Not usually the chatter-box, he couldn't stop telling me everything that he did, saw and experienced; as usual trying to bring back his destination to me, so I wouldn't feel left out at being Left Behind! ;)

Before he left for his trip, I reminded B to get me a fridge magnet and to take as many pictures of Switzerland. I think he did a great job this trip, capturing his best moments in Zurich and Basel. And of course, I'd like to share another one of his amazing adventures (without me!) here with my blog friends. I hope you'll enjoy the pictures as much as I did. Maybe one day I'll get to visit Switzerland too but until then, I'll have these great pictures to keep that dream alive!

Oh yeah, I'd also like to show some special love for Jean, LJ and Debbie for "keeping me company" online during B's absence - you ladies are the best!
And I'm sure many of you will be staying up to catch the finale between Spain and Germany early tomorrow morning. B and I are rooting for Spain, how about you? Happy watching to some of my football friends here like Faizal, Nick and Adrian! :)


Spectacular art intervention in Basel. International artists created art works on tent sheets which are hung across the streets of the city centre.



‘Fan Zone’ at the Kleinbasel bank on the Rhine, the matches can be seen in a unique atmosphere on two giant screens on the Mittlere Brucke.



TV interviews with Germany fans in the city.


B making friends with the Portugal fans as he was supporting Portugal for that particular match!


A giant inflatable ball for Portugal fans to sign, leaving their mark from all over the world.

Apparently B was a Portugal fan that day! ;)


Waiting for fans to fill up St. Jakob Park stadium.



Ronaldo, Deco & co warming up before the match.

Portugal fans settling down for the match.

Germany fans showing off their colours as the players walk in.



Germany celebrates after a goal...



while fans celebrated with a giant Germany jersey.



B getting into the game!


Giant footballers towering over visitors at one end of the train station in Zurich.

202 comments:

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Roxiticus Desperate Housewives June 29, 2008 8:08 PM

First? First?? Could I really be first??!!

Roxy

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives June 29, 2008 8:09 PM

Mariuca,

I love all the photos...you and B did such a nice job on this post! Makes me feel like I was there, though of course I was right here in the blogosphere with you, reading about "the incident."

Roxy

LadyJava June 29, 2008 8:14 PM

Wow!!! I love this post and the pictures.. Like Roxy say.. it's like being there.. I especially love the towering footballers.. Awesomeness!!

I'm so glad I was able to keep you company and your babysitter.. thank you whoever you are.. for keeping GP safe and sound :)

Thanks so much for the linky love dearie...

Go Spain!!

Mariuca June 29, 2008 8:26 PM

YEEHA!!!!! Roxy, you ARE first today yay!! Special GP hug for u! :)

Thanks so much Roxy, I've been meaning to get this post out since forever, but work has been crazy this whole week. But I needed to get the pics out before EURO end...tomorrow!

So happy u enjoyed the post! Hopefully it will be good enough for me to win my BOTB tonight woo hoo! :):):)

Mariuca June 29, 2008 8:28 PM

Yay, thank you LJ!! Oh I LOVE the giant footballers too, I can imagine feeling so tiny if I were underneath that structure he he!

I'm glad I got to bring EURO to you dearie and you're so sweet to be thanking my "baby-sitter" he he! :):):)

LadyJava June 29, 2008 8:30 PM

hehe.. of course lah.. cannot have our sweet GP sleepless and scared while B was away...

I wonder if got a towering WM somewhere...heheheh

Mariuca June 29, 2008 9:06 PM

He he, thank god I got that over with! ;)

Ha ha ha kalau ada Giant WM, I bet it will roboh when LJ comes over if u know what I mean? He he! :)

Oh I got a taker already LJ, wish me luck! :)

LadyJava June 29, 2008 9:09 PM

hahah.. roboh!!! brutal nyer....lolzz!!! ah here for the BotB dearie.. vote and vote and vote!! good luck!!

Mariuca June 29, 2008 9:14 PM

LJ, don worry, I'm very sure WM can take your brutality he he! :)

Thanks for the vote LJ, keeping my fingers crossed! ;)

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives June 29, 2008 10:16 PM

Genie Princess,
I am here to vote for you in your Battle of the Blogs...good luck!
Roxy

LadyJava June 29, 2008 10:24 PM

ok.. I'll get the kitties to cross as well...hehehe

Mariuca June 29, 2008 10:31 PM

YAY, thanks Roxy! You know what they say, third time's lucky! ;)

Mariuca June 29, 2008 10:32 PM

Come on kitty power, work for me tonight LOL! Thanks LJ! :)

When are u going to go on BOTB? Cepat la, I'll vote for u now he he! ;)

Emila Yusof June 29, 2008 10:33 PM

Wow Marzie! Great pictures! Cool, he even signed his name there! Thank you for sharing B's experience with us!

Regards to B!

Mariuca June 29, 2008 10:40 PM

LOL thanks Emila! I think the pics are pretty cool too, make me lagi jeles he he! I'll send your regards to B, he's at a EURO viewing party now, work stuff.

B was happy to let me share the pics since it was all abt football! :):):)

LadyJava June 29, 2008 10:43 PM

alah.. no interesting post lah today.. nanti tak menang pulak..lol.. dah lah that day kalah with the kitty blog...heheh.. but am working on one right now.. I'll let you know is I'm on ok ;)

Mariuca June 29, 2008 10:46 PM

Ha ha ha, because I don't post as often as you, I always masuk BOTB whenever I have a new post, whether interesting or not. Maybe that's why kalah teruk last week he he! ;)

Okies, I'll be waiting.... :)

LadyJava June 29, 2008 10:48 PM

You ALWAYS have interesting post.. mine sometimes.. asal hentam jer lah...lolzz!!! sometimes nak in between post mah...heheh...

Ok.. I'll let you know..

Mariuca June 29, 2008 11:02 PM

Sure or nooooot LJ??? LOL, thanks for your vote of confidence dearie! Nanti I vote for u okay? :)

LadyJava June 29, 2008 11:08 PM

Of course I'm sure.. I'm your number one fan!! hehehe.. and i'm sure you'll win tonight unless like we singaporean like to say.. "kelong" lah the other side...lolzz!!!

Mariuca June 29, 2008 11:14 PM

YAY I have a number 1 fan!!! :):):) Ha ha ha thanks woman! "Kelong"?

I just got back from voting for Roxy, she's on a BoTB too! :)

LadyJava June 29, 2008 11:15 PM

"kelong" tu macam tipu lah.. dirancang...lolzz.... singaporean jargon...especially for football...hehehe

Yeah.. i voted for Roxy too.. she had a post with a link to my LLP blog.. so sweet!!!

Mariuca June 29, 2008 11:20 PM

Ah see.... sigh...let's hope not! Kalau tak, burn 75 credits lol!

Yeah I noticed the link and I told her you'd be happy to send some paper bags her way! ;)

LadyJava June 29, 2008 11:24 PM

hehe.. I told her the same thing!!! heheeh

Mariuca June 29, 2008 11:29 PM

I didn't see ur comment, maybe blm publish then. Okay dearie, will wait for ur battle then. Hopefully we'll all get lucky tonight! ;)

Pinay Mommy June 29, 2008 11:53 PM

hello GP!!

the pictures are great. how i wish someday i could be there!

by the way, can i ask for you to sparkle some love to my new blog at Blessings and Beyond??

hope to see you land there!

always,

pinaymommy

Mariuca June 30, 2008 12:16 AM

Hello Ruby! Thank you for ur comment, I'm very pleased with the pictures too! There were so many good ones, it was hard to pick n choose the best of the best! :)

You have another blog? Wow, how many do u have now I wonder... sure, I'll be right over to spread some GP love there! :)

MakeTraffic June 30, 2008 12:29 AM

Drop in via a rocket! Luckily no fuel surcharge. LOL.

Wow! So envy! How i wish i can watch Euro live! Can't wait for the final. I panda eyes already.
Cheers!

Mariuca June 30, 2008 1:06 AM

LOL!! MT, I dropped by your place in a rocket too earlier, but couldn't leave a comment. :)

Hopefully ul get to watch EURO live for the next one! Good luck to u and ur team, u're waiting up too huh? ;)

Shinade June 30, 2008 1:40 AM

Hi Marzie,
Wow..I have to agree this is a great post.

I got just a brief moment and wanted to stop by and say hi!!

I miss everyone very much!!

Big Hugs!!:-)))))
Jackie

Mariuca June 30, 2008 1:53 AM

Hola Jackie, I'm so happy u enjoyed the post! Thanks so much for reading and for stopping by today, I miss u too.

Hope ul return to Blogworld soon. I'll drop by ur place later today to check on you! Love and hugs! :):):)

Tammy June 30, 2008 4:39 AM

Nice pictures! It looks like it was a great time. :o)

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives June 30, 2008 6:11 AM

Mariuca!

Only 31 comments so far...you must have gone to bed early with 97 comments still awaiting moderation...I hope you and LJ noticed I have two cats on my Entrecard today! Equal opportunity for advertising, but... Aaaahhhhchoooo!

Roxy

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives June 30, 2008 6:13 AM

Thanks for your Battle of the Blogs votes...I finally won after a long dry spell!

Roxy

phatelara June 30, 2008 7:33 AM

Hola Marzie! Spain won, yay!! ;) I love the photos! It's so cool that your B went there! I so jealous woh!! Lol!

Btw, a lil correction ya dear, Euro is held every 2 years, not every 4 years like World Cup. Can't wait for World Cup 2010! Oh did I mention that I absolutely LOVE the photos?? Cheerio! :):)

p/s. I'm on the statue puzzle edi on VV3. Jaga tau ur villagers, jgn lupa pause esp kalau takde master doctor. :)

Rozella June 30, 2008 9:03 AM

Wow that seems like a lot of fun :)

Btw, I got a tag for you.

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious June 30, 2008 9:11 AM

this is so fun!! like the girls said, it's like being there myself! Thanks for showing us, marzie! And good job to you, B for taking so many wonderful photos! :)
I love the one B wt the portugal fans. He looks so happy! (of coz lar) :D

oh, congrates to you & B! Spain has won! But me & martin are not really in a good mood. we're on German side lar, dear! Hard to watch yr own fav team lose. ><

anyway, well done, Torres! :)

Adrian June 30, 2008 9:58 AM

Hola GP!!! Ole Ole Ole!! Spain won woo hoo...totally dislike Germany...and best thing is Fernando Torres of Liverpool scored the one and only goal of the match!!! Couldn't be better!!

GP! How come I dropped out of the list of top 10 commenters for June....I though I had 12 comments or so...is the software screwy? Or does it just count currrent comments? No big deal....just noticed it so you know me...complain complain complain!! LOL Cheers GP!

Alakazam!

speak in doodles June 30, 2008 10:52 AM

Those were really great photos! I really liked the giant football or as they say in the U.S. "soccerball". I'm glad B had a blast. Love his bright big smile^^.

Mariuca June 30, 2008 11:12 AM

Thanks Tammy dear!! You're right on both counts! :):):)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 11:16 AM

Morning Roxy! 2 cats on which blog? You do have a few blogs he he! ;)

Oh I won my battle too Roxy, so thanks for voting for me too. After losing 2 times in a row, I finally won last night's BotB Yeeha! :):):)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 11:18 AM

Yeeha Spain won Debbie! I watched the match early this morning, tu yg baru bangun ni! ;)

Eh, every 4 years la. Sure or not u every 2 years? I checked with my football expert B before writing the post LOL! ;)

Arghhhhhh, still have yet to check on my visitors today! Hopefully dah cukup points to start erecting my statue too! :):):)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 11:20 AM

Ha ha ha me too Jean!!! That pic of B with the football fans is one of my faves, cause they all looked so cheerful and very much into the game kan? They were so happy when they found out B was supporting Portugal that day and happily took pictures together! ;)

Oh u were for Germany eh? Nevermind, it was a good fight anyway, congrats to Spain! :):):)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 11:23 AM

Hola Rozella, thanks for the tag dear, I'll check it out yeah? Happy Monday! :)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 11:30 AM

Ha ha ha Adrian!!!! B was super happy too cause of Torres and he cited the same reason too last night LOL!! Actually that's why he supported Spain, cause got some Liverpool players there he he!

GK, the widget isn't faulty he he... see it takes the last 500 comments to see who are my Top 10. So, the more comments you leave me, the more your pool of comments will collectively move up higher on the list! So let's say u have 12 comments, maybe half of those have gone off the last 500 list when other ppl's comments come in, to form that 500 comments, hence u being off my Top 10 list! He he, try again for July okay GK? Genie hugzzz! :):):)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 11:32 AM

Hola Doodles, welcome to Mariuca's blog! :)

Oh thanks for noticing B's bright big smile! I always think his smile is one of his best features LOL! ;)

So nice to have a new visitor from America, have a great day! :):):)

Adrian June 30, 2008 11:37 AM

Ah ha!! It is faulty! Why? Cause it only take the last five hundred... so those who leave comments closer to the end of the month are counted in the monthly count whereas those who leave comments earlier int he month are jsut ast aside LOL Okay lah I told you I was free hehehe

Cheers GP!!

Mariuca June 30, 2008 11:43 AM

He he I can see that u're so free GK!

I wish Blogger will come up with another TC widget soon, one that will reset every month, but so far none la GK!

Hey, if u keep on being free and commenting here, u might just squeeze ur way to the Top 10 after all LOL! ;)

Adrian June 30, 2008 11:44 AM

aIYOO...PARDON MY SPELLING PLEASE! That's what happens when you type faster than your brian thinks....or is it think faster than you type...LOL

Adrian June 30, 2008 11:46 AM

Hehehe...GP what else did you do you think I was doing? I'm trying to get in the top ten and I'm proving my theory right at the same time of course LOL

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives June 30, 2008 11:49 AM

I think I better stop participating in Battle of the Blogs when my blogosphere buddies are asleep! Won one, lost one, back at it...

Roxy

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives June 30, 2008 11:50 AM

Cats are gone now, they were on RDH, replaced now by Henson, who has more cats at his place!

Roxy

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives June 30, 2008 12:08 PM

Greetings Genie Princess!

You are my first EC drop of the day and the work week.

Hope you're enjoying your day, and guessing you'll be off on your rounds soon.

Roxy

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives June 30, 2008 12:10 PM

When I wake up, it will be Rex's birthday, so I may not see you again until Monday night or even Tuesday morning Bay Head time (if I drink too much wine with the birthday dinner!)...trying to get in my Sunday AND Monday EntreCard rounds before bedtime...

Roxy

Mariuca June 30, 2008 12:11 PM

GK, I'm here for u...just a little bit more to make it to the Top 10! Comment away all u like, and hey...a little typo doesn't hurt anyone he he he! Have a nice lunch GK, almost time right? ;)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 12:13 PM

Yay, thanks for dropping here Roxy! I think I'm gonna have to postpone my rounds today, won't be able to start by noon, judging from the workload on my desk! Will drop on u later then yeah?

He he, I think it's best if we join BOTB night time here, so LJ and I will most likely be up and about to vote for u and vice versa LOL!!

Mariuca June 30, 2008 12:15 PM

Oh your new comment just came in! Rex's birthday??? WOW, that calls for a big celebration! Happy Birthday to Rex, what are u getting him for a present?? Have lotsa fun okay, big hugs for u on this special day! :):):)

eastcoastlife June 30, 2008 1:14 PM

Wow! Watch the Euro in Switzerland! How cool is that! My hubby is all envious. I'm not a football fan, in fact a soccer widow. hahaha....

Lucky you got your babysitter and blogger friends to keep you company.

Sorry, I didn't get a chance to vote for your BOTB as my son was using the computer to do his homework.

Nick Phillips June 30, 2008 4:13 PM

Ohhh, I'm envious of your B! :D Looks like he had a great time.

And I'm not to happy Spain won cos I'm a fan of Germany. Oh well, you win some and you lose some ...

And the worse is even those darn Portuguese fools lost! So much for supporting my Portuguese kinfolk! LOL!

And Adrian, you really are darn free aren't you? LOL!

phatelara June 30, 2008 4:46 PM

Alamak, Marzie! Malu nye.. *blushes for a week* 4 years indeed. I swear someone told me it's 2 years. Daym that person. I oso didn't check.

Anyway, banyak sangat visitors to your blog until villagers oso become visitors? hehehehe..

p/s. I'm going off this Wednesday to Kuching, yay!! :):):)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 6:15 PM

Hola ECL! I'm also jealous la, since I got left behind he he! ;)

Oh no worries, I WON my BOTB woo hoo! 2x kalah before this u know, so lucky I won yesterday LOL! :)

LadyJava June 30, 2008 6:21 PM

Here she comes.. just dropping her card.. di di dam di di dum...

hehehheh

Mariuca June 30, 2008 6:25 PM

Hi Nick! B did enjoy himself! Imagine getting away for a while to enjoy ur football passion, FOC some more he he!

Portuguese fools? He he he he, upset it seems! Oh Germany fan, so it's a good thing I posted some memorable Germany moments here eh? ;)

Nick, kasi chan to Adrian la, he's been studying for so long, today first day "free" mah! ;)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 6:28 PM

Debbie!!! Ha ha ha ha, nasib baik I didn't say something like "wan to check on my visitors and make sure they're not dead from starvation" or something like dat ha ha!! So no need to malu lah, since I also made a mistake here he he!

Wah, I've never been to Kuching, can u beat that? Have a safe trip cutie, got no Internet access there right? Better bring ur games with u then if ya know what I mean? ;)

Mariuca June 30, 2008 6:30 PM

Finally LJ! I dah lama habis, hurry up and finish ur rounds dearie! :)

ArahMan7 June 30, 2008 9:57 PM

Hola Mariuca,

Thank you for your comments on My Little Mermaid.

I'm confused, but yeah I'm still very fond of my Little Mermaid even though I tried to deny it.

See you around.

Greetings and lots of love from Kuale Kangsor.

J@n!ce July 01, 2008 1:04 AM

The photos were so well taken that I thought I was there too... LOL :)

Can see that B is really crazy over soccer !! :)

Did B managed to get any nice fridge magnet for you? ;p

Mariuca July 01, 2008 5:33 AM

Hi AM! Thanks for responding to my comment at ur blog here. I understand ur confusion, letting go is just hard sometimes. Do hope u get things sorted out eventually with ur Little Mermaid! Happy Tuesday! :):):)

Mariuca July 01, 2008 5:36 AM

YAY, B will be happy to hear ur compliment Jan! ;)

Football is his passion mah, so good to see it's written all over his face he he! And of course I got a lovely fridge magnet to add to our collection woo hoo! :)

Matthew S. Urdan July 01, 2008 9:47 AM

Mariuca! Thanks for voting for me on Yearblook....My post Circles is now the #2 most popular post on the site. I just might win the $100 monthly prize!

Thanks again!

MakeTraffic July 01, 2008 12:48 PM

Tnanks marzie for the visit. you say you can't leave comments. Is there any thing wrong with my comments setting? pls let me know.
Cheers!

eastcoastlife July 01, 2008 1:21 PM

Wheeee! You win! Good for you!

Your hubby didn't bring any souvenir back for you? See leh.

Farah Deen July 01, 2008 4:40 PM

wow GP- great that he went anyway, and just look at his happy face- just priceless! so, he's indeed a great football fan, what a great way to enjoy his favourite game. Why didn't you follow him? tired of the short trip or you are not a football fan?

I love the pics, so very Swiss! :) did he bring back some great swiss choc for you? :) my sister collects fridge magnets too but since I had Syabil, we took out all the magnets from the fridge- he used to pull out one and one and throw it on the floor.

Trinity July 01, 2008 5:32 PM

wow!! that last picture is really cool!!! I can see a football party over there! Look at B's smile, he was sooo happy!

*hugs to you Marzie*

btw, you are on the list of June chup result again! Congrats.. *grin*

and congrats for being the top comentator at LJ!!

Mariuca July 01, 2008 6:47 PM

Yay! No worries Matt, I hope u win that 100 bucks, good luck! :):):)

Mariuca July 01, 2008 6:59 PM

MT, don't worry! I think it was prob an error on my end. I couldn't get the comment box to open, even after refreshing ur pg. several times. Hope it was nothing major, happy Tuesday! :):):)

Mariuca July 01, 2008 9:12 PM

ECL! Yeah, I won finally he he, now must wait for new post before entering again. :)

Of course got souvenir for me, most probably I'll display it at MPG! :)

Mariuca July 01, 2008 9:25 PM

Hi Farah! He he I think u missed out the part here abt me not being able to get a flight at the last minute, that was how desperate I was to NOT stay home alone after the incident! Plus, the EURO ticket was only for him, so I wouldn't have been able to watch the match anyway. Very difficult to get tickets.

Oh yay, fridge magnets are so easy to collect and this hobby is not as expensive as my Perfume Collection! So what did u do with the magnets? Simpan somewhere else?

Mariuca July 01, 2008 9:29 PM

Trin!! I love the last pic too of the giant footballers! I would've felt very overwhelmed being surrounded by the glorious giants!

So glad u enjoyed the pics, and there's no denying the fact that this was one of B's best football moments, happy for my B too LOL! :)

I made it to ur Chup list? Yeeha!! I'll be right over! :):):)

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives July 01, 2008 10:16 PM

Thanks for the birthday wishes for Rex...I can't believe it is now July, but here I am to say a quick hello before hitting the beach. I'd love to post an update on the birthday celebration, but who knows when I will find the time? When we're on vacation at the beach, it is like stepping into a totally separate world.

Have a nice night...
Roxy

Arielle July 01, 2008 10:49 PM

Thank you!

for being one of the Top 25 EC Droppers in my blog!

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious July 01, 2008 11:06 PM

it's always nice to found someone of the same interest, especially if you are not at yr own home country. B must hv been so excited. No doubt about it, his face shows it all! :)

yeah, i am a germany fan, thanks to Oliver Kahn, the best goal keeper. I was devastated when Germany lose to Brazil at world cup 2002, and that day at euro was just another heart breaking news for us. What was Lehman doing?? *sigh* I always thought Kahn is better than Lehman but too bad for Germany that Kahn has retired. :/ anyway, enought of football lah, heart ache lar talking about it. ><

oh, me & mart make some onde onde last weekend. I am gonna post it this friday. It is one of my fav dessert too. :) Do you like onde onde?

Mariuca July 01, 2008 11:10 PM

Roxy! I know what u mean, we're already halfway through 2008 and soon it'll be a brand new year! :)

I'm sure u and Rex had a cozy birthday together, hope u do find some time to update your birthday post. Til then, Big hugs!! :)

Mariuca July 01, 2008 11:17 PM

LJ!! I published ur comment already but I don't know why it's not appearing here! Have some iced coffee LJ, that should perk u up at this hour! :):):)

Mariuca July 01, 2008 11:18 PM

Hi Arielle, thanks for stopping by, happy I'm listed on your Top 25 list! :):):)

Mariuca July 01, 2008 11:20 PM

LOL! He was, they reminded him of his Polish friends back in UK! ;)

Wah, Jean you are a football fan! I had to call B to my PC and got him to explain ur comment to me he he!! Sorry for ur team dear, luck was just not on their side I guess. Nevermind, now can look forward to World Cup! ;)

Kim July 01, 2008 11:43 PM

I would have been a little nervous as well about staying home alone after the "incident". But sounds like you were a trooper!

Great pictures by the way.

Mariuca July 02, 2008 2:10 AM

Awww thanks Kim! I was a scaredy cat indeed LOL, but am glad that I got through it safe and sound.

Glad u enjoyed the pics, B will be pleased to hear that! :):):)

Kristie July 02, 2008 4:19 AM

Thanks for being one of my June Top Drops on this blog too!

Kristie
This Side of Eternity
www.savingdollarsandsense.com

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives July 02, 2008 7:26 AM

Hola Mariuca! It is Tuesday evening at the beach, and we're just relaxing on the porch, borrowing the neighbors' Internet to visit you...sending a little sun, surf & sand your way!

Roxy

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives July 02, 2008 7:29 AM

Genie Princess,

So happy to have you watching over my Roxiticus Best Blogs dinner party from my EntreCard widget...Enjoy!

Roxy

Hye Munar July 02, 2008 3:00 PM

Hi Mariuca,

Wow, those photos make me envy your friend. Going to the Euro 2008 must be very fun ;0

LadyJava July 02, 2008 3:44 PM

Good afternoono dearie.. speed is extremely good today.. so just dropping my cards everywhere :)

Have a great Wednesday.. eh bila your job habih ni.. windu lah...lolzz!!

Sun July 02, 2008 5:32 PM

Hello.

I found those pictures really nice. I think it's because I'm Portuguese:)

It's a pitty we didn't win.

Mariuca July 02, 2008 5:44 PM

Hi Kristie, glad I made it to your list this month, and have a great day! :)

Mariuca July 02, 2008 5:47 PM

Hola Roxy, I hope ur EC dropping is going much smoother than mine. Had major problems dropping off MPG today, so it took me longer than usual to finish, which put me in a very bad mood seeing that I'm also swamped with work and this is def not the best time for EC to go nuts on me!

But, I'm happy to see u here today and I've already dropped both MPG and Mariuca at ur sites today YAY! :):):)

Mariuca July 02, 2008 5:49 PM

Hola Hye Munar, welcome to Mariuca's blog! :)

Oh B is my hubby actually and YES, a EURO trip will be fun for anybody even if you're not a football fan. Just to be there in all its glory is sufficient to make me go WOW! ;)

Mariuca July 02, 2008 5:50 PM

LJ!!! Neverending la my job...While working on the AR, I'm also getting new jobs from other clients. And everybody wants their jobs done asap, which is ridic, so GP is very busy and moody today! Cheer me up LJ! ;)

Mariuca July 02, 2008 5:52 PM

Hola Sun, and welcome to Mariuca's blog!

I'm sorry ur team didn't win BUT here are some cool Portugal pics for u to enjoy yeah? ;)

Bobby July 02, 2008 6:16 PM

Hi Marzie!!! Wow, those are some cool pictures! When I was young, I took a cruise on the Rhine river on a steamboat and got to see all the castles:)

LadyJava July 02, 2008 7:19 PM

hehe.. takper GP!!! later when the cheques come in.. go get yourself something nice.. a new fragrance perhaps?? how abt that??

LadyJava July 02, 2008 7:33 PM

GP! Watch this video.. For sure you'll cheer up.. Guaranteed!!!

http://www.flixya.com/video/1253369/Lazy_Cat_on_Threadmill

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives July 02, 2008 7:50 PM

Hi Mariuca!
You got a late start on your EC rounds, I'm trying to get an early one. We have good friends coming to stay over with us at the beach, so not much time for blogging, nevermind "visiting." Have you ever tried to explain to a non-blogger that you "need to make your rounds of the blogosphere?!!" Talk about funny looks.
Roxy

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives July 02, 2008 7:52 PM

Oh, by the way...at 7:50am I am in a tiny Battle of the Blogs with that little lego guy...wink wink nudge nudge. The small battles never seem to end but I was so low on BlogExplosion credits that I just did the quickest, easiest battle. If I win I will do a bigger one right away!

Roxy

Mariuca July 02, 2008 10:35 PM

YAY, thanks Bobby, I love the pics too!

Wow, castles sound so magical, I'm sure u didn't take any pics right? ;)

Great to see u here today btw. :)

Mariuca July 02, 2008 10:37 PM

LJ, when the cheques come in, hopefully I'll be long gone on a much needed vakasi! Thanks for the link dearie, I haven't checked it out but the title already sounds darn cute! ;)

Mariuca July 02, 2008 10:40 PM

Roxy!! You made me laugh today, which is exactly what I need after a very hectic day. :)

Ha ha ha, I can picture the funny looks you got when making that remark. Only bloggers can understand our lingo LOL!!

And yay, I got my vote in for u, good luck! :)

fragileheart July 02, 2008 11:30 PM

Wow!! How did he win those tickets? That's so cool. My bf is a huge football fan as well and I'm sure he would've loved to watch that particular match too. Thanks for sharing Mariuca!

Anonymous,  July 03, 2008 8:35 AM

Wow I work in production and those are some pretty impressive pictures!

I think you may like the site: www.nonprofitshoppingmall.com. A great place to get all your perfumes etc. and support your favorite nonprofit group. I found it recently and think its worth passing on.

Enjoy!

Mariuca July 03, 2008 11:40 AM

Hola Fragile, thanks for stopping by! :)

Oh my hubby didn't win those tickets, it was a complimentary pass to watch the match in Switz, from his workplace! How cool is that yeah? Hope ur BF enjoyed these pics too. :):):)

Mariuca July 03, 2008 11:42 AM

Hi Anonymous, thanks and I have to say these are some of the best pics my hubby has taken to date! ;)

And thank you for the link, anything perfume sure sounds mighty interesting LOL! Have a good day! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious July 03, 2008 12:02 PM

haha! yalor, it all started during the world cup 2002. It was madness, me & darling bet on almost all the matches. Haha! When you put yr money on something, you are keen to know more about what you've invested, kan! that's why I am so into football. Apart frm that, i've also learned alot frm the macthes that I watched wt my darling. :)

nyway, how's yr translasi job? done wt it yet?

Bobby July 03, 2008 2:50 PM

Oh yes I do have lots of pictures, but they are real old 35mm pictures. My scanner's definition is terrible otherwise I'd post some pics of me when I was a little kid!!!

LadyJava July 04, 2008 4:22 AM

Hellooo there GP!!!
Am on LJL now..sat lagi I mai on LLP pulak.. today not doing the 300.. just select dropping jer...hehe

Kim July 04, 2008 7:16 AM

wow Mariuca
what an incredible experience for B
and such wonderful photos...
almost like being there....
have a lovely weekend...

Mariuca July 04, 2008 12:38 PM

Morning Jean! Eh we also were betting away during WC 2002 he he!! But didn't win also! ;)

I'm going to resume my translasi job ...now actually, so have a great weekend to u sweetie! :)

Mariuca July 04, 2008 12:39 PM

Bobby, I see.... speaking of scanners, it's high time I get one for myself. My home-office feels incomplete without one he he! Have a good day Bobby! :):):)

Mariuca July 04, 2008 12:46 PM

LJ! Thanks for including Mariuca and MPG in your select dropping, love ya! ;)

Mariuca July 04, 2008 12:48 PM

Thanks Kim! Your avatar always cheers me up when I see it here in my comment box. Glad to share the pics of course! Have a great 4th of July weekend to you and your family. :):):)

Tina July 04, 2008 9:59 PM

brilliant photos again mate. hey those giant footballers are a bit scary arnt they!

LadyJava July 04, 2008 10:33 PM

You're kidding girl.. Of course you are in my select drops.. :)

Hugss!!

Mariuca July 04, 2008 11:32 PM

YAY! Thanks Tina! Oh I love the giant footballers LOL! I would've loved to be there and I'm sure I'd be in awe at such a gigantic structure! :):):)

Mariuca July 04, 2008 11:33 PM

Woo hoo, I'm on LJ's select drop list, so exclusive he he!! ;)

LadyJava July 04, 2008 11:48 PM

heheh.. very exclusive...lolzz!!

Sushi July 05, 2008 1:48 PM

Hello Marzie! This trip was a great one to share with people even though you couldn't join your B. I like football too, and I really prefer to call it football than soccer. I'm glad you had baby-sitters to look after you, unfortunately I couldn't be around much because I didn't have my laptop. You sure did the right thing encouraging B to go! Mama would have done the same too, if Daddy wanted to go.
PS: I'm not a Top Mariucan anymore :(
Did blogger delete my comments? Snif,snif.
OK, let me move on to your other post. Woofies!

oc hometheater July 05, 2008 7:13 PM

roxy you are the first one here . By the way i dont even have my first blog yet :( . Its really hard to make blogs?

Mariuca July 05, 2008 9:45 PM

Hi LJ! I'm back answering my comments. Going out for dinner in a bit, most prob to Penang Cafe. Catch ya later and happy dropping! :)

Mariuca July 05, 2008 9:48 PM

WOOFIE!! Sushi is back! So glad to hear u got ur laptop back and I hope Mama had a good trip!

I was happy to share B's trip here and the pics too of course! And don't be sad Sushi, that week you were without laptop caused u to be pushed out of my Top 10 Mariucans list! But you're back now and it's only the first week of July, plenty of time to gain back your Top 10 spot! :):):)

Mariuca July 05, 2008 9:50 PM

Hi OC, I gather you're a friend of Roxy's? WELCOME to Mariuca's blog! :)

Czar July 05, 2008 10:49 PM

Seeing these pictures makes me feel like I'm a football lover when I'm not. These are all fascinating!

I'm not really a sports-inclined person. But now, I think I'll be thinking of being such. Why not? A lot of people are enjoying sports so, there's a way for me to like it.

~~

By the way, is football an addictive sport?

Mariuca July 05, 2008 11:33 PM

Hola Czar, what a great comment LOL!! I'm happy to hear the pics made u feel like a football lover even when you're not. There were so many great shots and it was kinda hard to choose the best ones.

Based on my hubby's love for football, and how he can't miss any of his matches, I'd say it's definitely addictive! Come join in the craze! :):):)

Shemah July 06, 2008 1:00 AM

Ooohhh.. that was really awesome for your B to there during it all.. WOWWW!! Tengok gambar pun cukuplaa.. :) *sighs dreamily* Wish I could go somewhere for a vacay with the hubs and kids sometime soon.. :D

Mariuca July 06, 2008 10:27 PM

LOL Shemah! I know what u mean, that's why I told B to take really good pics for me so I can tumpang his joy! I thought u're planning a vakasi with ur sis? I'm hoping to go on one soon too, anywhere also can la! ;)

Tina July 07, 2008 8:03 PM

hee hee i like how you brought an advert for your own blog for perfume gallery to go on here today.

nothing like a good promotion for you blog a? x ;)

Mariuca July 08, 2008 4:50 AM

LOL, of course Tina! And thanks for noticing he he! I had to wait for quite a while before my price here went down low enough for me to afford a spot lol! ;)

Nessa July 08, 2008 9:30 AM

Wahhh, syoknya B got to experience Euro 08, the real deal man! :D I rooted for Spain (since Portugal crashed out), glad they won! Yay!!

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics.

Mariuca July 08, 2008 2:49 PM

That's why la Nessa, me jealous also no point he he!! But seriously, it was an excellent opportunity for him to enjoy football LIVE and EURO pulak tu! Now, we need to plan a vakasi for yours truly LOL!

Glad u enjoyed the pics dear! :):):)

Baby Mits July 14, 2008 3:59 PM

We were at Zurich at that time too! We did not see the match, which I think that time was Italy vs France, but we did lepak in teh city where all the fans watch the match from big screen tvs.

Mariuca July 15, 2008 11:20 AM

WOW, so nice la u and hubby were in Zurich then!! Looks like I was the only one left behind eh Baby Mits? Share ur pictures with me! :):):)

Faisal Admar August 22, 2008 1:31 AM

omg! you were there! boo hoo! i wanted to be there too... but too bad

Mariuca August 23, 2008 12:55 PM

Faisal! Not me, just hubby! I was envious of him too! ;)

Emila Yusof September 28, 2008 1:28 PM

bestlah B dapat pergi!

Mariuca October 06, 2008 1:07 AM

Tu la Emila, dream come true for him YAY B! :):):)

LadyJava October 06, 2008 3:49 PM

It would have been a dream come true for me too GP.. minus the football lah..heheh

Emila Yusof October 17, 2008 11:32 PM

hehe lj, samalah macam i..

LadyJava October 18, 2008 12:27 AM

calet skit..Emila!!!

Emila Yusof October 18, 2008 11:18 AM

calet lah! I can never understand soccer..

Emila Yusof October 18, 2008 11:19 AM

or tennis..(oh i done know that love means zero hehe)

Monica,  April 23, 2009 4:12 AM

WOW so COOL la!!!!!!! 8-) 8-)

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Monica,  April 23, 2009 4:14 AM

this is a work-sponsored trip mariuca? so nice la!! :) :)

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Monica,  April 23, 2009 4:15 AM

i can see Ronaldo!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D

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Monica,  April 23, 2009 4:18 AM

I enjoy all the pictures mariuca!! :* :*

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Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 4:37 AM

So lucky la B get to go to EURO, take pics all! Jelesi lame of coz! :)

Monica,  April 23, 2009 4:46 AM

yelah he's so lucky la!!!!!!!!

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 4:49 AM

Yeah! Work-sponsored, some more just go there and watch football, can or not like dat? Of coz la nice! :)

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 4:49 AM

Ha ha ha can see Ronaldo warming up? So cute right? ;)

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 4:51 AM

Thanks sweetie, I had a difficult time choosing what pics to put cause so many nice ones! :)

Monica,  April 23, 2009 4:53 AM

so handsome la he!!!!!!!!! ;-)

Monica,  April 23, 2009 4:53 AM

eh that time i didn't know u is it? lol........

Monica,  April 23, 2009 4:55 AM

why they didn't sponsor u??

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 5:07 AM

Some more went there all by himself Mon! :)

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 5:22 AM

Ha ha ha ha some more rich and young, for sure all the girls want him right? :)

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 5:26 AM

Yeah dat time u didn know me yet ha ha, that’s why u didn see Ronaldo here LOL!!!

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 5:26 AM

Aiyooooo cannot la, me don work in tv3 mah! ;)

Monica,  April 23, 2009 5:33 AM

oh no wonder la!! but i'm so glad to know u mariuca....REALLY!!!!!!!

Monica,  April 23, 2009 5:37 AM

so lonely lor like that?!!!

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 5:42 AM

Adventurous!! I was happy he got to go cause not easy to get to go watch EURo right, and then he deserved it la after working so hard! :)

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 5:43 AM

Really Mon? That is so sweet, love you too sweetie! So nice to have a midnight chatting buddy here ha ha haha!

Monica,  April 23, 2009 5:52 AM

Really Mariuca!!! love you too!!!! :-)

Mariuca,  April 23, 2009 6:27 AM

YAY! Hugsy for us Mon! Some more music sistas lol!!!

Monica,  April 25, 2009 6:45 AM

of coz la mariuca! B definitely deserved to go.. some more to EURo!!!! hohohohoh.....very adventurous!

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 6:57 AM

Dats why, when I found out it was EURO, I oso jealous la but of coz at the same time happy for him, his dream mah and he loves football so it was wonderful!

Monica,  April 25, 2009 7:03 AM

hahahah....true! true!!! silly me ....lol!

Monica,  April 25, 2009 7:07 AM

YaY!!! we have so many things in common!! Hugsy for us Mariuca!

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 7:10 AM

Mon, check la 3p if u wan, got plenty of RM5 opps! ;)

Monica,  April 25, 2009 8:43 AM

mariuca! I just got one opps frm 3p... $5!

Mariuca,  April 25, 2009 9:11 AM

Mon me too and did edi at WOAFS hahahahhaah! PB PB PB! Now got 2 more from RM , you? :)

Monica,  April 27, 2009 2:53 AM

oh i got 1 more PB Mariuca.....u??

Mariuca,  April 27, 2009 3:06 AM

Same here Mon, just one more small PB left, then finito! Hmmmm maybe I shld stalk 3p now! :)

Monica,  April 27, 2009 3:32 AM

mine also small PB -$5.....

Mariuca,  April 27, 2009 5:12 AM

He he small PB always 5 bucks kan? So how many PBs u did for RM this month Mon? I think me…13.

Monica,  April 27, 2009 5:17 AM

lemme go count first Mariuca.... see how many PBs I did for RM this month..

Monica,  April 27, 2009 5:21 AM

Mariuca, I did 8 only for RM this month...so little la....lol!!!

Mariuca,  April 27, 2009 5:30 AM

Cause u just started RM this month right? They pay at the end of the month, full amt and straight away into ur paypal, so nice to see the cheque later! Wait for it! :)

Monica,  April 27, 2009 5:42 AM

yes Mariuca, I just started RM this month! last time only do 3p... they will send u cheque?

Mariuca,  April 27, 2009 5:45 AM

He he no, not cheque la, but they will email u your payment “cheque” so u can see how much u made for the month, all will go in to ur PP, cool right? So far RM is the best program, I like!

Monica,  April 27, 2009 5:51 AM

yalah I also think RM is the best program so far!! Mariuca how do u take out the $$$ from paypal?

Mariuca,  April 27, 2009 6:08 AM

Mon!!! U mean u’ve never taken out money from PP?????

Mariuca,  April 27, 2009 6:10 AM

Mon, see my post here. I transfer from PP to my account, then can take out! :)
http://www.mymariuca.com/2007/12/visa-debit-card.html

Monica,  April 27, 2009 6:16 AM

yeah so far i never take out $$$ fm PP la Mariuca....LOL!!

Monica,  April 27, 2009 6:20 AM

oh yes the banan split from swensen’s also not bad....hmmm!!!

Mariuca,  April 27, 2009 6:23 AM

I took out money twice so far, PP supposed to be my savings la but few months back had to take out to pay for something lol! Now slowly collecting more funds there. :)

Monica,  April 27, 2009 6:28 AM

yeah I'm thinking of saving $$ at PP....so how did u take out the $$$ la??

Mariuca,  April 27, 2009 6:35 AM

Did u get the link I sent u just now Mon???? The one onhow to take out money from PP??? Here it is again.
http://www.mymariuca.com/2007/12/visa-debit-card.html

Monica,  April 27, 2009 6:43 AM

no i didn't get the link u sent just now....ok I'll check this out..thanks Mariuca!

Mariuca,  April 27, 2009 6:46 AM

Ok no worries, I think now RM20 only to open account, instead of RM200. Once u get the card, then can happily transfer ur funds from PP to the bank, then withdraw he he he! :)

Monica,  April 27, 2009 6:49 AM

which bank Mariuca?

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