Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Raya with Mariuca

Well, Hari Raya came and left and after all the shopping, cleaning and eating, I think I'm ready to get back to work (though I'm still on leave until Friday) and blog a post or two. :)

The first day of Raya was spent at my MIL's place, followed by my parents' home. We had an abundance of Raya food including the usual ketupat, chicken and beef rendang, lemang, sambal kacang, serunding and lots more. As usual, we ate and ate till we could not eat another bite and I ended up bringing home some of the food to be served for a late brunch the following day.


Raya goodies for my non-Muslim blog friends who might have missed out on these Raya delights, enjoy!


Baby Issy caught with her hand in the cookie jar!


Issy and B

Having spent the First Day of Raya at my MIL's home and my parents', we decided to have a small intimate dinner last weekend for baby Issy who'll be leaving us soon. But first, we needed to do some major spring cleaning as our home was in no condition to be expecting guests, seeing that it was in a mess!

Naturally, we turned to IKEA for some shopping, and B and I spent the whole afternoon there. I brought along my credit card of course and only started worrying about the damage after we got home! No point in worrying about how much we spent while busy shopping, that would just take the fun out of shopping right? Speaking of credit cards, some of my friends have been complaining to me about having their credit card applications rejected so now, you can actually check out dsiSolutions to find out more on credit repair, credit dispute and ways to improve credit score. Hopefully, you'll get better luck in your
next application and you too can happily go on a shopping spree like me LOL!


Shopping spree!

Anyway, by the time we came home, we were too exhausted to do any decorating or cleaning, so that was saved for the next day, which saw both of us furiously dusting, mopping, decorating and vacuuming for the big day. I think we did an excellent job too because the first thing my mom said when she entered our home was that everything looked so clean since her last visit so YAY!


Spic and span for mom's inspection!

Dinner is served

We were already sick of eating Raya food, so B and I decided to serve a normal but nonetheless delicious menu for dinner. Sweet n sour prawns, shrimp egg Fu Yong, fried asparagus with belacan (shrimp paste) and black pepper chicken. Our menu was a hit if we do say so ourselves and we enjoyed watching our guests devoured every last bit of food served.



Baby Issy was a curious George alright! She crawled around everywhere, exploring every corner and anything that was in her path. It was so entertaining to see her antics and I snapped as many pictures as I could.


Issy and her mommy in Aunty Marzie's home office

MEOW! Baby Issy couldn't get enough of my fluffy kitties!


Thirsty after all her exploring!

I want food Aunty Marzie!

I even managed to get B to entertain us with his piano skills! Usually, I gotta wait for him to be in the mood to play a tune or two for yours truly but since it was my mom who made a special request for him to play the piano, B couldn't possibly refuse and happily provided the entertainment for the night. Thanks love! :)


I always get all dreamy listening to B play the piano

Everybody wants to hug baby Issy!

Baby Issy and Mariuca

All in all, it was a terrific Raya and though we had an exhausting week, we enjoyed every bit of it. Once again, I'd like to wish a Happy Hari Raya to all our friends and I hope your Raya was just as wonderful as ours! :)

199 comments:

rizal October 08, 2008 2:54 AM

Yeah Ba da Boom de BOMB!

Pertama..

bukan senang nak komen kalau kat tanah jajahan Mariucan ni..

:)

rizal October 08, 2008 3:03 AM

Haa baru komen betul, tadi tu nak secure tempat pertama aja..

Ha ha, just my luck. 1st comentor here at and Kak Emila on the same day.. I guess i can go to sleep with double happy smiling. keke.

Alamak, ketupat palas and rendang.. yummie.. Yummy.. plus ten cookies lagik tuu.. whoaho! sedap

oh! next time, masa buat sprint cleaning..jgn lupa nyanyi lagu.. musti happy mencuci. :)
"Cuci3x! kecantikkaaannnn... cuci3x! kejelitaaaannn... Sabun Zaitun... sabun yang wangi.." i dont know if you recall that Zaitun advert years and years back then. hehe

OH! On the forth day of Raya, i was eating nasi, ikan masin ngan chili, bawang plus taruh kicap dan juga telor goreng. Superb!! setelah berhari-hari makan lauk pauk raya.

well, anyway, great that you have a great hari raya. huhu.. cookies ada lagi ka?

rizal October 08, 2008 3:07 AM

opps! lupa nak tanya - Tema raya masa tuuu memang warna merah ka?

(sebenarnya tanya sebab nak duduk balik dalam carta Top 10 - tapi nampak gaya macam tak termasuk ja lagi..) :)

Bobby October 08, 2008 6:46 AM

Hi Marzie! Looks like you all had a great time. Baby Issy is getting cuter every day!!!:)

bintang4 October 08, 2008 7:40 AM

Some of the guest complaint...
Sweet n sour prawns are so delicious, sampai tak cukup..hahaa

Mariuca October 08, 2008 7:48 AM

LOL! Rizal I love ur bada boom bada bomb he he! Thank you for being my first commenter, first time pulak tu kan? :):):)

Mariuca October 08, 2008 7:53 AM

Rizal, ceria sungguh la you hari ni! Ni dah nak dekat pukul 8am, and I'm still up and about. Nak tunggu "tetamu khas" hari ni, but tak tau la larat ke tak! ;)

Wah bestnye lauk u ikan masin ngan chili, bawang taruh kicap and telor goreng, buat I lapar je tau pagi-pagi ni! That's why la, same here, after a few days dah tak larat makan Raya food, tu yg lunch menu I bukan lauk Raya. Makes a nice change after all the Raya food kan?

Wah syabas la dapat first commenter kat Emila's! I tak mengomen lagi kat Emila since yesterday, susah la nak keep up dengan TH! ;)

Cookies ada sikit lagi, but there's like plenty more at my parents'...kalau I teringin, pi je ambik bawak balik ha ha ha! :):):)

Mariuca October 08, 2008 7:56 AM

Ha ha ha Rizal...that day u dah masuk dah carta Top 10 kat sini, tapi dah terkeluar smeentara! Eh sat...baru refresh ni and you dah kat no. 7 SYABAS!! Would love to see u on my carta for October ye, good luck! :)

Oh merah tu kat my parents' home, rumah I takde tema he he he! ;)

Mariuca October 08, 2008 7:57 AM

Thanks Bobby, we had a blast! And yup! I totally agree, baby Issy looks cuter by the day, love my baby doll! :):):)

Mariuca October 08, 2008 7:58 AM

He he..morning Bintang! Mmg sedap la the sweet n sour prawns, lain kali I sediakan extra ye? Happy Wed! :):):)

Jade October 08, 2008 8:08 AM

Looks like a fun filled day!

Mariuca October 08, 2008 8:30 AM

Hi Jade! It was a good Raya celebration for me, thanks for stopping by today! :)

Roxy's Best Of... October 08, 2008 8:34 AM

Awwwww....that baby Issy is too cute, she just steals the show!

Speaking of shows, glad you caught up on the season premiere of Desperates...I'm liking it this year!

Roxy

Roxy's Best Of... October 08, 2008 8:43 AM

Rex, London, Maddie & I are heading out on a little mini-vacation tomorrow, so you may not see much of me for a few days. I'll try to check in from the road, but I hope you and LJ will look after things while I'm gone...

Roxy

Mariuca October 08, 2008 8:49 AM

Roxy, thanks so much! I just love showing off baby Issy he he! :):):)

I'm stocking up on her pics while she's here, few more days left before she heads back to UK boo hoo!

Oh yeah, can't wait for the next episode and I'm happy Edie is back in the picture. It would be boring without bitchy Edie around! ;)

Mariuca October 08, 2008 8:51 AM

A mini-vacation Roxy?? Take me along! LOL!! Of course, I'll make sure your home remains tidy during ur absence, you guys have fun now! And don't forget ur camera, we wanna see some vacation pics from Roxy! :)

Kim October 08, 2008 8:59 AM

hi Mariuca
you and baby Issy look gorgeous dressed in red sitting on the red bedspread... in fact you both look like dolls !!!
the food looks delicious.. and your place definitely looks spic and span..those tiles must be hard to keep clean...
which reminds me ..I had better start spring cleaning my place as I have guests coming for lunch on Friday...eek
enjoy your days off and have lots of fun with your adorable niece :)

Adrian October 08, 2008 9:09 AM

GP!! Thanks for sharing your Raya moments with us. I can see that baby Issy is the center of attraction...and rightly so because she is adorable!! Looks like you had a nice time and so did the family. It was a good idea to cook something a little different too...after a while everyone is tired of the usual stuff...no matter how good it tastes!

And thanks for the Raya spread for us too! Sure looks yummy...

Cheers!

Mariuca October 08, 2008 9:26 AM

Ha ha ha Kim!!!! That's my sister (Issy's mom) with baby Issy on the red bedspread, and on behalf of them, thank you very much! But the last pic is me with baby Issy! ;)

Oh thanks for noticing my spic and span place, we worked so hard to get everything ready and by the time our guests left, B and I were dead tired and slept like logs! :)

Now it's your turn to do some cleaning, good luck! :):):)

Mariuca October 08, 2008 9:31 AM

YAY, thanks GK! I hope u enjoyed the raya spread here, everything was yummy but after 2 days of Raya goodies, enough oredi! Everyone loved our dinner menu too so that was great.

Baby Issy was the center of attraction, she's too cute to resist! Oh and I love her outfit here as well, just wanna pinch her cheeks and hug her all day! :):):)

phatelara October 08, 2008 9:39 AM

Hola Marzie! Thanks for the lovely photos! Seeing the cutie Baby Issy and her super cute smile brings sunshine to rather gloomy my morning. She is so adorable, if I mesti I cry when she goes back to UK.

I love her baju kurung and her red ress, so chomelzzz. The food looks absolutely yummy. Lapar jugak la pagi2 ni..hehe..Take care ya and have a great Wednesday! :):)

EastCoastLife October 08, 2008 9:55 AM

Look at the yummy food! I have been waiting for days! Probably ext year I can plan a trip to visit you and LadyJava during Hari Raya. :P

Baby Issy is the centre of attention huh. She looks so pretty in that red dress.

Emila Yusof October 08, 2008 10:38 AM

Selamat Hari Raya Marzie!!! Wah, Issy is very cute in baju kurung! Yummy all the food!

Emila Yusof October 08, 2008 10:39 AM

I've yet to put up my raya pics! Nak kena upload dulu to flickr.

Emila Yusof October 08, 2008 10:39 AM

Selamat hari Raya to Boy also! Boy looking so happy!

Emila Yusof October 08, 2008 10:40 AM

Haha cute la Rizal, ada bunyi mercun!

Emila Yusof October 08, 2008 10:41 AM

Me again, forgot to comment on the shopping spree!

Woweee! Banyaknya beli barang! I miss Ikea, I think I wanna go today. Eh can drop by your house or not today? Then I can bring your mug!

bonoriau October 08, 2008 1:14 PM

woow Rizal you memang mantap lah..here also 1st commenter...congrats deh

bonoriau October 08, 2008 1:16 PM

Marzie...looking at the photo ..emmmm lapar deh..enak tu kalau bisa buat lunch today..heee

Anonymous,  October 08, 2008 1:18 PM

Hey Marzie. The photos describe everything - cosy home, yummy food, loving family & not to forget beautiful Marzie & her cutie-licious Baby Issy.

Geram sungguh tgk dia !! :)

-Naz-

bonoriau October 08, 2008 1:18 PM

Agree with Rizal dong your theme is RED...bright color

Rozella October 08, 2008 1:21 PM

Looks like you had tons of fun dear. :) So good. Me 1st day berhabis makan and then second day onwards.... uh oh! Jatuh sakit! Hehehe That's why lah too greedy wanna eat everything in sight! :P

TH October 08, 2008 1:47 PM

so cute the pics, so lovely and you know when you are going to have your own baby? I am sure pretty like angel too. :)

TH October 08, 2008 1:48 PM

marzie the mug is up you can see in Oct giveaway :)

lina October 08, 2008 1:51 PM

Selamat Hari Raya.
Wow... sungguh merah. :-)

Nessa October 08, 2008 2:23 PM

Syoknya tengok pictures! :D Your home is so neat, not a single clutter... I laik.

Sweet n sour prawns, yummy = my favorite! *drools*

Cepatnya baby Issy membesar... she was kinda small when you put up her pics when she first came down kan, mesti banyak makan kueh Raya oso :D

bokjae October 08, 2008 3:42 PM

Hey marzie! I have something for you this Raya! Come pick it up at

http://jangbokjae.blogspot.com/2008/10/precious-friend.html

bluecrystaldude October 08, 2008 6:09 PM

Suke nye Rizal dapat no 1.. hukhukhuk (jealous)

Hahah.. Hey, your B can play piano! very cool!

My Hari Raya was all hectic with hustle and bustle. Even at one point, there were more than 50 visitors came to our house. It's like having a open house without really knowing it. Huh. I am glad though they came, it just that since our maid already finished her contract and went back home, we are out of staft. Thank God everyone seems to understand about it and lend their helping hands :)

LadyJava October 08, 2008 6:46 PM

GP!!!
OMG!! You are making me hungry with all the food lah... Sweet sour prawn tu look DELISH!!!

Wah the apt look so nice and clean.. I bet can even see my face on the floor...hehe..

LadyJava October 08, 2008 6:48 PM

Everyone look so happy..and what song did B sing.. lagu raya eh?? did you guys sing along or not..heheh..

PS: Sapa dia tetamu khas tu??

LadyJava October 08, 2008 6:51 PM

Baby Issy!!!!
Ahh you look so cute.. so precious. and so excited looking at the kiddies.. I'm sure Pheebs scared of her right.. you did say she was pulling Pheebs by the ear?? lolzz!!

I suka lah baby girl.. can dress like doll kan.. GP bila kita nak ada baby girl ni...lolz!!

LadyJava October 08, 2008 6:53 PM

GP!!! I also watched DH - the first epi last night.. now dl epi 2..

PR pun dah tengok yesterday.. BEST gila.. kecut perut!!

LadyJava October 08, 2008 6:55 PM

Roxy.. dont worry.. as much as both GP and I love to follow you on your mini-company vacation.. we'll stay behind and keep you home cozy wozy for your return OK??!!

Emila Yusof October 08, 2008 7:41 PM

Wah Rizal! ist commentator gitu! Congrats!

Roxy's Best Of... October 08, 2008 8:56 PM

Hi GP...sorry I missed your Battle of the Blogs last night, I went to bed early and we both lost, boo hoo. Now I'm in a big one against Jobosity, so please help me out if you can.

Roxy

Tina October 08, 2008 9:56 PM

look at you girl all dressed up in hot red! ;)

those cookie jars are cute. the little one had the right idea.

i would have had to nibble at those of that food before everyone came!

Choc Mint Girl October 08, 2008 9:59 PM

Wow, Marzie! Happy Raya Day!!! Sedap2 nya those food. Dinner tu masak sendiri? Best nya! :)

LadyJava October 08, 2008 10:17 PM

GP I lupa nak tanya.. I see B is wearing black for the first day.. you pun baju hitam gak ke?

LadyJava October 08, 2008 10:18 PM

Emila... kita lawan comment lagi ok this month ok....:)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious October 09, 2008 12:56 AM

wah wah wah... thanks for the raya goodies, marzie! i love both ketupat & lemang! :) yumm...

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious October 09, 2008 12:58 AM

i had fun reading yr post, as tho' i was there enjoying the raya with u guys!

hehe, rajin betul lar B & u for cleaning the house. Looks all cozy wuzy!! congrates, dear! and oh, B looks so handsome in songkok and baju melayu. :)

thanks for posting the picture of abby issy! now i can see her in baju kurung! how adorable!!

the pic of her later wearing the cute red dress was adorable too! two different styles! cute gila!! Hugs for baby issy!! :))

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious October 09, 2008 1:02 AM

oh marzie, Brownie & Ariel had the same bedding as the blue one u've just bought! i bought for them from IKEA too early this year. They are now sleeping comfortably together-gether on it. great pick, woman! :)

oh, the dinner served at yr house looks yummy! i bet it taste as good as it looks! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious October 09, 2008 1:04 AM

and oh, thanks for posting teh picture of B playing the piano! so cool!! :)

Looks like a great raya spent, families, food & laugther! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious October 09, 2008 1:04 AM

okay lar, i got to sleep now, sweet dreams, lovely! Love & hugs!!

foongpc October 09, 2008 2:47 AM

Looks like you have a really wonderful Raya! I have a nice long holiday week myself! How nice if the holidays can be longer... : )

Emila Yusof October 09, 2008 3:18 AM

hi jean! banyaknya komen you hehe!

U.Lee October 09, 2008 3:48 AM

Hi, can see you all had a fabulous time. Beautiful home too. And the food looks sooooo delicious.
Have a great week and keep well, best regards, Lee.

Monica October 09, 2008 4:09 AM

wow my dear I'm glad you had a great time ;-) You & your sis look so pretty...And baby Issy is sooooo cute!!!

Monica October 09, 2008 4:11 AM

hehe.. I love eating chicken rendang and lemang too..Yummm Yummm

Sushi October 09, 2008 4:34 AM

Good cleaning job Marzie and B, everything looked so spotless! Thanks for sharing all these Raya foods with us:) I love all the pics too but wish we could listen to B or see Baby Issy in motion...
Love her curls wurls hehehe.
Woofies and have a great day!

bonoriau October 09, 2008 12:27 PM

Marzie. How are you? Are busy or not feeling well...just take care.

Farah Deen October 09, 2008 2:48 PM

The best part of this entry are pictures of Issy and of course the food. I think you did a good job before mom came over to inspect. LOL the place looks perfect!

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious October 09, 2008 5:40 PM

aloha marzie! how are you my dear? hope you are having a great day! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious October 09, 2008 5:40 PM

hehe, hi emila! yalar, mesti mantap macam u & LJ mah! hehe :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious October 09, 2008 5:48 PM

wah, emila!! i just saw u've toppled LJ! Great work! Congrates, woman! :)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 8:41 PM

Oh thanks so much Debbs! I'm oredi cying inside ni thinking of baby Issy leaving us soon boo hoo! :(

Ah cute kan her baju? I love her baju kurung but I love the red dress even more cause her Aunty Marzie got that for her YAY! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 8:43 PM

Ha ha ha poor thing ECL! Waiting for days ye for the Raya goodies? You didn't get to taste any this year?? Good thing I'm serving some here eh?

Wah if ECL is coming over, for sure I have to spring clean before u arrive! Hope u had a good Raya break and thanks for visiting me and baby Issy here, love ya! :):):)

rizal October 09, 2008 8:48 PM

Marzie..

Terima Kasih.. terima kasih for that "shhhhhhhh....." hehe..

Mlm ni tak sure nak makan apa lagi.. tgh kerah adik pergi pasar malam so, i can bersenang lenang kat sini menjawab komen blog.. huhuhu..

Sebab still hari raya, i think nak nyanyi serangkap dua lagu raya.. huhuhu..

"ketupat rendang lemang dan seri kaya, hidangan ceria di hari yang mulia... "

huhu

Mariuca October 09, 2008 8:52 PM

Hi Emila, thanks so much for all ur comment love here, bekerja keras nampaknya he he! :)

Selamat Hari Raya to you too, dah puas makan and beraya?

Cute kan Issy berbaju kurung? Geram sgt tgk dia tau!! Eh sorry ye abt yesterday, but u know la what happened to me...today feeling much better and refreshed after a looooong sleep lol! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 8:54 PM

Roxy! We both lost our BOTB that night yeah and now it's my turn to apologize for not making it to ur one against Jobosity! I zzzz early yesterday, after a very busy day. Hope u won though! :)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 8:58 PM

Thanks Tina but hey, the one in red is my sister actually, Issy's mom! ;)

The cookie jars that you see here were all at my mom's place. He he...but after all the main meal eating, we were too stuffed to fill up on cookies, so I brought some home for late night nibbling ha ha! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 9:00 PM

Hola Bono! bagus la Rizal dapat 1st commenter sini kan? First time lak tu! ;)

Enak ye? Sila jamu selera kat sini Bono, suka kalau kawan-kawan dapat enjoy sama. So I bet your Raya was busy and fun as well? :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 9:02 PM

Yay, thanks Naz! I hope u enjoyed the little blog open house here for my Mariucans, sila makan! :)

Oh mmg geram dgn baby Issy, nak hug-hug her the whole day! She really is such a joy, always smiling and laughing and curious abt everything! I love la my baby doll! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 9:04 PM

Oh Bono! Theme merah tu kat my parents' home la, not my place. ;)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 9:05 PM

Hi Rozella, thanks for coming by sweetie! Eh me too la, second day feeling a bit queasy oredi, from all that eating ha ha! Now must go back to my diet (like I can la!) after all that eating sigh! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 9:07 PM

YAY TH is here too, welcome to Mariuca's open blog here he he! My baby? Errrrr waiting for Emila's second one first he he!! ;)

I saw the mug oredi TH, I love and I wan I wan!! See you later at Emila's okay? *Hugs*

Mariuca October 09, 2008 9:08 PM

Hi Lina! Selamat Hari Raya to you too and welcome to Mariuca's blog! :)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 9:11 PM

Ha ha ha Nessa!! Thanks for noticing my spic and span home! Saw or not the IKEA bags? Now u know why la my back sakit hari tu angkat barang he he! :)

Oh the sweet n sour prawns was a hit la dear, so happy! And baby Issy was the center of attraction that night. I took so many pics and almost all had her cute face in them!

Mariuca October 09, 2008 9:12 PM

Wah Raya pressie for me is it Bokjae??? I'll come by soon yeah, so busy past few days and am only replying my comments now! Thanks Bokjae! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 9:17 PM

Haaziq!! First time Rizal dapat first commenter kat sini, syabas! ;)

Wah thanks for noticing my B and his piano! Yeah la, he plays by ear some more, so I always like to make him play all my fave songs, but kena ikut mood dia lol!

Wah bestnye Haaziq ada maid! I takde, so we had to do everything ourselves, tu yg tired semacam tu! 50 org sekali datang?? Fuyoooooo, ramai gila tu Haaziq, post some pics at ur blog la, would love to see ur celebration too. :):):)

bonoriau October 09, 2008 9:21 PM

Thank you Thank you ....makaseh for the great Golden Top Dropper award.

Kim October 09, 2008 10:10 PM

silly me!!!
you are soooo alike Mariuca... :) :)
in fact you look like twins :)

TH October 09, 2008 10:33 PM

yay Marzie, hope you feeling better. :)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 10:46 PM

YAY LJ is here, welcome to Mariuca's open house! He he, enjoy the food here okay and thanks for noticing my clean house, dua hari kemas non stop LJ, baru la presentable ha ha! Curtains pun finally basuh LOL!!! :)

Wah byknye soalan he he... u oredi know who is my tetamu khas, best kan? Also tak la nyanyi lagu raya, but B played several songs, Sheila Majid la, Titanic theme la, by request it seems! Ok sambung next comment for ur other questions! ;)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 10:48 PM

LJ, now for baby Issy and her kecomelan! Mmg comel la she that day, like a real walking doll like dat! Some more pakai red dress her Aunty Marzie bought for her, lagi la can't resist! ;)

Issy geram dgn my kids, so I keluarkan Pheebs from the condo and Issy was so happy, terus nak touch Pheebs. But masa touch tu la dia grab Phoebe's ear and Pheebs went eeeeek! So I quickly put her back in the condo he he! My kids pun baru je grooming that day so they all looked fresh and fluffy, how Issy can resist? :)

Oh I'm gonna watch DH ep 2 and Boldie after this. PB watched oredi yest! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 10:51 PM

Hey Crystal, loooooooong time no see woman! Thanks for coming by to wish me though, hope to see more of u here! :)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 10:53 PM

Oh it's LJ again lol! LJ, B's baju is actually navy blue but mine is black yes! :)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 10:57 PM

Jean!! So happy u enjoyed the lemang & ketupat, it's not easy to please Miss Yummylicious ni he he!

Of course had to clean the place Jean, cause dah lama tak spring clean you know? Also good excuse to shop at IKEA eh?

Awwww thanks Jean, Issy did look adorable that night yeah? The pics of her in baju kurung were taken at my parents' place on the 1st day of Raya. The ones in the red dress were taken at my place! Both outfits also I LOVE! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:01 PM

Jean!! You also got the pet basket and same blue cushion?? Ha ha ha!!! Great minds do think alike Jean YAY! Guess who is conquering the basket?? Phoebe la, happily turning it into her own bed. At first B was skeptical to buy the bed, cause for sure our kids won't wan to use it, but now we're so happy to see it being used by Pheebs! And she looks really cute sleeping in it too, nanti I show pics! ;)

Yum! The food we served for dinner was yummy, if I do say so myself ha ha! Miss Y would've been proud of me! ;)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:02 PM

Thanks Foong! I'm still on leave actually, so am still happily enjoying my freedom here. You back to work oredi? :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:03 PM

Oh Emila is back he he! Emila, u sekarang my Top Mariucan ni but the question is...can u retain ur spot he he!! LJ is getting ready to fight back ni! ;)

LOL! Jean pun kena buffer here, to remain in my Top 10 Mariucans list, good job Jean! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:04 PM

Hi Lee!! Nice to see u back and thanks for dropping by Mariuca's open blog he he! We had a great Raya and hope u had a nice break yourself. :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:06 PM

Yay Monica is here too! Thanks for coming by sweetie, happy to hear u enjoyed the lemang and rendang! They were yummy, but enough of rendang and ketupat for now, ate so much during Raya lol!

Awww thanks Monica, baby Issy, sis and me thank you for the compliment! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:08 PM

MEOW!!! Sushi is here too, welcome Sushi! Did u bring home some food for Mama?

I remembered u asking abt Raya so naturally I had to have a Raya post, to share with you and the rest of my Mariucans.

I still dunno how to get my own video up at my blog, but am working on it. I'm gonna have to be really nice to B to get him to play something that I can video tape and show here, wish me luck! WOOFIES! :):):)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:09 PM

Bono, thanks Bono! Busy sikit ni, byk benda nak buat this week. Work related and non-work related pun ada! ;)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:11 PM

Yay, thanks Farah! We worked our butts off to get the place clean and it was such a relief we managed to get everything done before our guests arrived. Tu pun cepat-cepat mandi before they came lol! Hope u enjoyed the food here and the pics, happy Raya to u again dear! :):):)

LadyJava October 09, 2008 11:11 PM

Ahem ahem.. someone mentioned my name..heheh... LJ taking it veryyyyy slowly....heheh.. still long way to go ni...lolzz!!!

tertiba jer nanti.. LJ jadi LaJu!!! hahahahaaha

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:12 PM

Wah! Jean oso dah pandai use mantap he he! Yeah la woman, Emila has been working really hard and she finally managed to topple LJ! But we'll have to wait till the end of Oct to see who will be my Top Mariucan here, so exciting!! :)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:15 PM

He he he, my entertainer is here tonight! Rizal, adik u dah balik pasar mlm ke?? Pandai you ye, suruh dia pergi beli food so u can answer ur comments ha ha! I pun baru je ni nak reply my comments kat sini, dari tadi tak stop-stop lagi! EC dropping pun blm habis! ;)

Oh...he he...no worries on the Shhhhhhh, enjoyz!! :)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:15 PM

Bono!!!! You dah langgar rules dah ni, kan kita kena Shhhhhhhhh pasal u know what tu LOL!! ;)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:17 PM

Ha ha ha that's okay Kim!! We were born in the same month, different year! I'm a year older and she's a Leo while I'm a Virgo! *Hugs*

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:17 PM

TH!! I'm cominover to ur blog now, hang on!!!! ;)

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:19 PM

Ha tu lah kan LJ? Blm middle of the month pun, slow and steady wins the race eh Rabbit? Eh wait, u rabbit ke tortoise ni, lupa dah! :)

LadyJava October 09, 2008 11:22 PM

hahahha.. I'm the tortoise... Emila is the rabbit yg fell asleep tu...lolzz!!

Mariuca October 09, 2008 11:25 PM

Oh he he....konpius la sekejap! You two ni so cute with ur comments! ok LJ, me off to watch Boldies sat, later we biatch where necessary! But for me, the only person I'm pissed off with right now is u know who la...K!! Pretending like Jack is her baby it seems! Tak malu betul!! PODAH!!

PS. Alamak dah start dah he he! ;)

LadyJava October 09, 2008 11:26 PM

heheeh... okies.... Enjoy!!! We biatch later!!

rizal October 09, 2008 11:44 PM

Oh! lupa pulak..

Thanks Kak Emila, thanks Pak Bono, Thanks Haziiq, for congratulating me..

eh eh.. cam my blog pulak leh bagi ucapan..

sori yer mariuca, ter lebih pulak..

ha ha.. Pak Bono dah terkeluar rahsia "shhhhhh..." dah tu Mariuca..

Mariuca, cepat sembuh and harap masalah internet komputer tuu selesai..

Ehh, besarnya sangkar your kids tu.. Mine half size jer, tapi tak duduk pun.. Blakie tak suka.. nanti dia bising..

Baby Issy Posing kat sangkar tu cute.. huhu..

phatelara October 10, 2008 12:04 AM

Oh ye ke, her Aunty Marzie got great taste! Hehe..

phatelara October 10, 2008 12:05 AM

Baby Issy ni, time dia tak senyum pun still comel gilerrr la!

Eh takleh jadi ni, I'm at number 10! Nanti I mengomen bnyk2 ye. :)

phatelara October 10, 2008 12:06 AM

How's your headache and sinus attack? Still attacking ke? Get lots of rest ya! :)

phatelara October 10, 2008 12:07 AM

LJ, I pun wondering la sapa tetamu istimewa GP ni. Suspensi betul! :)

phatelara October 10, 2008 12:08 AM

GP, jangan marah tau, I ni mcm spamming your comments jer! Hehehe..I don't wanna get kicked off the list!

Farah Deen October 10, 2008 1:11 AM

GP, to me everything looked perfect. the house was gorgeously set and decorated and of course looks absolutely clean and neat too. The food was soooo mouth watering and of course, your little Issy is the icing on the cake!

btw, I forgot to congratulate you on your big win for the awards. I hope LJ wins too!! you guys rock surely.

Monica October 10, 2008 1:23 AM

wow Mariuca, I've been to your home office..I love it so much!!!

Shinade October 10, 2008 2:02 AM

Oh GP,
Everything looks so lovely. Your home is simply beautiful.

And Issy and her mom are just as beautiful as you.

And the food looks so yummy!!

Shinade October 10, 2008 2:04 AM

oh yes I am feeling a little better today.

Thank goodness and thanks for the soup and all of the love and support!!

And yes you are at the top of the list!!

Aren't you every where. I swear GF I don't know how you do it but I'm glad you do!!
Love and hugs:-)))

Shinade October 10, 2008 2:06 AM

oh thanks for dropping by and commenting on my new design.

I was a little worried about the links being at the bottom of the page and then also on a different page.

But Ana kept insisting that it would look so much prettier so I finally let her do it it.

I am glad to know that you liked it and didn't mind.
Happy Day!!:-)))

LadyJava October 10, 2008 2:53 AM

Good luck dearie!!!! vote vote vote!!

rizal October 10, 2008 7:52 AM

debbie, ni bukan spam laa..

ni namanya memberikan sokongan meriah kepada rakan blogger.. lagi2 kan masih musim raya.. hehe..

oh! spam ? bukankah ia sejenis makanan di dalam tin.

rizal October 10, 2008 7:54 AM

Shinade, i agree,

GP seems to be everywhere - from Indonesia to the states, she secures her way on to most blogs.

Great that you are feeling better.
:)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:07 AM

LJ, thanks for voting for my BOTB! Kalah takpe, janji my Top Mariucan voted for me yay! :)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:10 AM

LOL Rizal! Apa salahnya beri ucapan kat sini? You kan first commenter for this post, for sure kena bagi ucapan he he! Entertaining gitu ur speech Rizal! ;)

Ah tu la Bono, habis sudah rahsia Shhhhhhhhh, too excited and happy kut he he!

Rizal, Issy mmg pandai posing! Nampak camera flash je dia dah jump-jump smiling and laughing, best sangat! :)

Oh itu condo kucing I, lawa tak? Mesti le besar, sebab ada 3 ekor! MEOW! :)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:13 AM

Woo hoo! 5 comments here from Debbie, thanks cutie! Terus masuk balik my list ha ha! :)

Debbs, red kan my fave colour, so the dress was a good choice for baby Issy eh?

Am having another sinus attack right now actually, think cause I got up too early today! So now u know why I must wake up late he he! ;)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:15 AM

Awwww thanks Farah! Baby Issy says thanks too! :)

I thought we did a great job with our place, so it was worth all the cleaning and decorating and ahem...shopping! ;)

Thanks dear, I won thanks to your vote for me too! And hey, Congrats to u for winning that 250 bucks, you're so lucky dear! That is a huge win and I'm so happy you won! :)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:16 AM

YAY! Thank you for visiting my office Monica, sure hope u enjoyed ur visit! Happy weekend sweetie! :)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:20 AM

YAY! I'm still tops at Jackie's blog woot! Glad to hear u're feeling much better Jackie, get more rest so you'll fully recover soon okay? :)

Oh thanks so much for coming by my home. Baby Issy and her mom thank you for the compliment and me too of course, love ya!

B and I worked hard to get our place looking this clean, thanks for noticing ha ha! And I hope u enjoyed the feast set out here for my Mariucans. YUM! :):):)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:22 AM

Jackie! Your new design is awesome, aren't u glad u had someone to help u out? Cause just like u, I'd too be totally lost with all the html stuff if I didn't have LJ to help me with my makeover he he!

It's great that you got a makeover for TPV, everybody needs a change now and then right? Enjoy ur new look sweetie and congrats to Ana for doing a wonderful job on ur makeover! :)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 11:24 AM

Ha betul tu Rizal! Semuanya kira comment love kat sini, mana ada spam lol! And yeah spam tu sejenis makanan dalam tin, pandai la Rizal! ;)

Rizal, I try to be TC at my fave blogs, at least top 3 pun cukup. So if I'm TC at ur blog, that means you're my fave la yeeha! :)

NafaSg October 10, 2008 12:28 PM

Hello GP!!!

Happy hari raya to u!! Wah baby Issy looked so cheerful, especially when she saw your kitties. What can we say? Kitties are simply irresistible!

The goodies u have here look reaaaaally good. Thanks for offering us yeah? We also will make for u a special raya dish one of these days. Besides the first one we gave u. Hehe!

Ok enjoy the rest of the raya month, but don't forget to rest ok? Take care and a BIG RAYA HUG from us to u and baby Issy!!!! =)=)=)

Emila Yusof October 10, 2008 12:57 PM

for the top tc race, mana ada ayat 'spam' hehe!

Nick Phillips October 10, 2008 3:52 PM

Wow, she really has grown hasn't she? Time really flies ... and, urmmm, where is my rendang and ketupat? LOL!

Mariuca October 10, 2008 8:19 PM

Hola NAFA!! So happy you guys made it to GP's open blog ha ha! Makan banyak-banyak okay and hope the food is yummy enough lol!

Oh yeah, baby Issy was so excited to see my kitties, she couldn't get enough of them esp Phoebe cause she's the smallest. I think Issy was afraid of Benji though cause he's so big ha ha!

I hope u guys are enjoying ur Raya break too, I'm back to work on Monday! :):):)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 8:20 PM

He he, that's right Emila! Go Emila Go! :)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 8:24 PM

Is it Nick? She looks the same to me, not much bigger than when she first got back, but maybe cause I see her more often than you kan?

Hey, there...the lemang, rendang etc u see here, all that's for my blog buddies la! I made sure to take pics so can serve you esp lol! :):):)

LadyJava October 10, 2008 10:43 PM

Wah five comments from Debbie.. keras bekerja nampak..lolz!

LadyJava October 10, 2008 10:43 PM

Aiks SPAM is food ke?? wah baru tau lah!!

LadyJava October 10, 2008 10:43 PM

Oh GP..you bought the red dress for Issy is it?? wah great taste woman... so cute lah that girl!!

Mariuca October 11, 2008 12:11 AM

Ha ha yeah la LJ, Debbie been working hard, she oso like u slow and steady, love Debbs! :)

Yeah I got Issy the red dress, cute right? She looks like Amelia Jane the naughty doll! ;)

Monica October 11, 2008 12:25 AM

alamak! how to masuk balik your list now?!

Mariuca October 11, 2008 12:37 AM

LOL! Of coz can Monica, slow and steady just like Debbs! ;)

Faisal Admar October 11, 2008 12:16 PM

bet you had a great fun. can you teach me keyboard? =)

phatelara October 11, 2008 1:48 PM

Eh Rizal, I nak kejar u ni! Jaga2..hehe

Ye la SPAM is actually a brand of canned food, but non-halal la. :)

phatelara October 11, 2008 1:49 PM

Hi LJ, ye la working slow and steady here to maintain my spot. Now Rizal pulak nak 3rd spot, so I kena kejar dia. :):)

phatelara October 11, 2008 1:51 PM

Hehe..love you too, GP! :):) Thanks for letting us chat here. :):)

Btw, the red dress mmg pretty on baby Issy! I don't think I'll every pull off a chilli red dress like that! Great taste, GP! :)

phatelara October 11, 2008 1:52 PM

Oh ya, what's everyone's fave Raya cookies anyway? I LOVES kuih makmur yg bulat2 mcm snow balls tu. :)

phatelara October 11, 2008 1:55 PM

GP, I didn't know RED is your favourite colour. I always thought you're more into pink! Hehe..ahchooo!! Sorry am allergic to pink. :P

Emila Yusof October 11, 2008 9:37 PM

Debbie, my 'spam' food is halal one; cap Ayam tu!

Emila Yusof October 11, 2008 9:37 PM

debbie, i suka pineapple tarts! yummy!

Emila Yusof October 11, 2008 9:38 PM

tapi i suka jugak rempeyek and maruku!

Emila Yusof October 11, 2008 9:38 PM

cookies yang chocolaty kureng sikit!

phatelara October 12, 2008 3:26 AM

Emila, I suka pineapple tarts jugak. My mom salu buat jenis yg gulung tu. Pastu letak bnyk2 jam, yummy!

phatelara October 12, 2008 3:27 AM

I suka rempeyek jugak. Ada org panggil dia tempeyek, mana2 la kan? Hehe asalkan benda yg sama, bnyk2 kacang and ikan bilis..slurps!

phatelara October 12, 2008 3:29 AM

Emila, ada ke spam food yg halal cap "ayam"? Tak penah nampak la..

phatelara October 12, 2008 3:30 AM

Rizal dah potong i dah, takleh jadi. Dulu ingatkan nak leisure2 jer mengomen kat sini..skrg dah ada pesaing yg nak spot number 3, rasa bersemangat pulak! Hehehe..

surveillanve cameras October 12, 2008 7:49 AM

Such adorable photos! I especially love the one of the hand in the cookie jar. It makes me wish my little girl was still that small.

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious October 12, 2008 12:44 PM

hahaha i can imagine pheebs getting herself comfortable in the blue bed. how adorable! i cant wait to see the pics! :)

I'm really impressed that our busy marzie could come out with such scrumptious meal and of coz I am proud. You're a good cook too, after all! :)

Emila Yusof October 13, 2008 2:14 PM

Debbie, spam cap ayam tu ada kat sini je...tempat lain takde!

Emila Yusof October 13, 2008 2:14 PM

Ya Debbie, I pun suka yang banyak jam! Yummy!

J@n!ce October 14, 2008 9:31 AM

Your house is indeed neat & bright for your mum's inspection ah !! Those cookie jars looked like small little drums... SO many of them. Baby Issy guiding the cookies well. She is so adorable with the head band :)

I see another talent side of B, he can play the piano too. So sentimental.... !! :):)

Emila Yusof October 16, 2008 10:24 AM

selamat hari raya hari ke 16, marzie!

Emila Yusof October 16, 2008 10:25 AM

dd came to your house with ali? oh, I miss that cute boy!! went to helmy's office two days ago to pass some cds. told me ali active ya amat!

rizal October 16, 2008 1:51 PM

oh ya Kak Emila n Marzie,

selamat hari raya yang ke 16 juga.

cepat aja masa berlalu kan?

Emila Yusof October 16, 2008 6:07 PM

selamat hari raya yg ke 16 rizal!

Emila Yusof October 16, 2008 6:07 PM

marzie, today is the 17th raya, so selamat hari raya hari ke 17, k!

Mariuca October 17, 2008 12:18 AM

Hey Faisal! Ha ha, my hubby je yg main piano tu, me...clueless! Happy Raya to u! :)

Mariuca October 17, 2008 12:19 AM

Hi Janice, thanks for checking out my place lol! Eh, but now it's back to being messy again, so another spring cleaning is in order! :)

Jan, thanks for noticing baby Issy's headband, I think it's adorable too!

And yup, my B can play the piano la, so nice to hear him play. How abt ur hubbs? Can he play any instrument? :):):)

Mariuca October 17, 2008 12:22 AM

Hi guys! :)

Debbs - red is my fave color, also love black but red is still tops on my list! ;)

Emila - Yest DD came with choc cookies for me yeeha! Terus makan and planning to have more tonight astaga! ;)

Rizal and Emila - Selamat Hari Raya yg ke-17 ha ha kelakar la u two! :)

Mariuca October 17, 2008 12:24 AM

Hola Surveillance cameras! Thanks so much for visiting Mariuca and I'm glad to hear u enjoyed the pics. Baby Issy is my niece, but I love her just like she's my baby! :):):)

Mariuca October 17, 2008 12:25 AM

Oh YAY! Miss Y is proud of me he he! Cepat-cepat we had to think of our menu for that night Jean lolz! And happy everything turned out right PHEW! :)

Hope u enjoyed Phoebe's pics in the cat bed, she is so loving it! :)

Emila Yusof October 17, 2008 10:52 AM

Hi Marzie, Selamat Hari raya hari yang ke 18 for today!

Emila Yusof October 17, 2008 10:52 AM

Choc cookies! astaga but yummy!

rizal October 17, 2008 10:32 PM

Ya Marzie, selamat hari raya yang ke 18 juga.. Oh senyap2 rupanya Kak Emi kuatkan penguasaan di post-post yang lain juga yer.. :)

rizal October 17, 2008 10:33 PM

Kak emi, rizal memang hantu "cookies" bercokolet ni jugak..

memang sedap.. :)

rizal October 17, 2008 10:34 PM

Tadi ada jamuan hari raya IKN.. dapat makan-makan lepas tuu dapat juga kuih raya lagi..

syiok tuu boleh buat makan-makan sambil mengomen. :)

Emila Yusof October 17, 2008 11:06 PM

wah rizal, tak ajak saya pun ke open house.

Emila Yusof October 17, 2008 11:07 PM

haha rizal, begitu jua adanya dgn debbie dan lj...mereka pun menguatkan kuasa di post2 lain.

rizal October 18, 2008 12:33 AM

wah.. ni semua dah kira main nyorok-nyorok.. kira main kejar-kejar ni Kak emi..

hehe

LadyJava October 18, 2008 12:54 AM

hah.. sapa2 buat open house.. silalah jemput TMLJ...hehe..

Grandy October 18, 2008 7:42 AM

I don't know how I missed this post before.

The food looks great!!

Grandy October 18, 2008 7:43 AM

Your home is lovely too!!

Wanna come clean my place?

Grandy October 18, 2008 7:43 AM

The food you prepared looks delish!!

Grandy October 18, 2008 7:44 AM

I love all those pics of the sweet baby doll. She's so adorable.

Grandy October 18, 2008 7:44 AM

I didn't realize B was so talented!!

How sweet that he would play for your mom.

Grandy October 18, 2008 7:45 AM

Glad you had a good time in all.

The pics are great.

Emila Yusof October 18, 2008 10:47 AM

yang berhormat tmlj, hari ni kawan saya buat open house, meh lah..

Emila Yusof October 18, 2008 10:48 AM

yeah grandy, i think the pics are great too.

Emila Yusof October 18, 2008 2:36 PM

selamat hari raya hari ke 18 today, marzie!

Emila Yusof October 18, 2008 2:37 PM

lol, am gonna wish you everyday la sampai cukup 1 bulan!

LadyJava October 19, 2008 10:41 AM

Good idea EM.. SHR GP!

LadyJava October 19, 2008 10:41 AM

Grandy.. it happens.. but I NEVER miss any post.. am number one fan here.. hehehe

Grandy October 19, 2008 2:12 PM

I see that you are the #1 fan, LJ.

Grandy October 19, 2008 2:13 PM

You and Emila could be borderline stalkers. :-)

Grandy October 19, 2008 2:14 PM

Oh wait...I guess the same could be said about me lately.

Grandy October 19, 2008 2:14 PM

I went from like top 100 commenters to the top 5 in about a week (maybe less than that).

Grandy October 19, 2008 2:15 PM

I promise...I am NOT a stalker. ;)

LadyJava October 19, 2008 3:08 PM

Grandy.. all of us are stalker..lol.. Maurica's stalker....hehehe..

Grandy October 19, 2008 4:32 PM

Alright...but if we must be stalkers, please know it's stalking in a good way Marzie.

LadyJava October 19, 2008 5:25 PM

hahah.. we are stalkers in a GREAT way...lolz

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