Thursday, January 01, 2009

Farewell 2008, Hello 2009! *

Another year is leaving us and the time has come for us to bid farewell to 2008 and welcome 2009 in its place. It has been an exciting year for Mariuca and B. So many things happened this year; at times, it felt like we were living in a soap opera world! ;)

Before I go on, I have to give a birthday shout-out to some very special people celebrating their birthdays in December. A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to my sister Ann, who celebr
ated her big day on the 23rd. This was followed by Rozella who turned 25 on the 29th and finally we have Debbie and Bobby who share the same birthday on the 31st. Enjoy your birthday cake and don't forget to save a piece for me! :)

Here are some of the memorable events that took place in 2008; I'm glad I captured each significant moment here. See, it does pay to have a blog! ;)

The major highlight of 2008 would have to be the D
ead Body Outside My Window! That shook me up real well and until today; I get a little spooked whenever I look out the window at the playground where it all happened that fateful morning. This was followed by a fire breaking out on my condo floor, barely 3 weeks after the tragic incident. Though nobody was hurt in the second incident, we were once again disrupted from our peaceful daily lives.

Just when I thought nothing else could possibly happen to us, we had another close call when my ceiling lamp came crashing to the floor for no apparent reason, narrowly missing our fluffy cats lounging on our coffee table! We decided enough was enough so we took some time off to Bandung, which was my only vacation for the year. I enjoyed another short getaway at the beautiful Trader's Hotel to celebrate my birthday a few weeks later and received a beautiful pink Dell Inspiron from B, which I LOVE and have been happily using for work and blogging.

Things started to pick up towards the end of the year with the arrival of Baby Issy
, who came down to Malaysia to celebrate Raya with us. She is now back home in UK and according to my sister, has started walking and running. It seems that she has acquired taste for adult food and loves grabbing other people's food of their plates ha ha! Doesn't she sound adorable? :)

My fave pic of Baby Issy on her last trip home

Blog wise, both Mariuca and MPG had a wonderful year and I hope for bigger success in 2009. After 2 years of blogging, I finally moved my blogs to their very own domain, which saw my PR being slashed to a 0 but guess what? My friend TH just dropped off a comment here five minutes ago saying that Mariuca is
now a PR3! Oh wow, thank you Mr. G! I don't know how long this will last, so I'd better savour this sweet blogging moment while I can. What a wonderful New Year gift for Mariuca! :)

I also joined Entrecard this year and made a whole bunch of new friends. A loyal EC dropper, I had a big shock when my account was deleted without warning but I was reinstated after removing the auto-play music from my site, which was the reason I got deleted to begin with. In celebration of my 2-year anniversary for Wishing on a Falling Star, I organised another contest, which saw Roxy bringing home the adorable BEAR-iuca! Janice was the other lucky winner who won my heart with the name Chanel for BEAR-iuca's little sister. :)

Thank you to everyone who has been so terrific this year. Your love and
support for Mariuca and MPG carried my spirits high throughout the year. When things in my offline world weren't going too well, I had my blogs and my blog buddies to turn to. I hope it will be another amazing year for all my wonderful Mariucans and I wish you the best in 2009. Last but not least, my NY Resolution for this year is to be a better wife, daughter, sister, friend, copywriter and blogger. I am going to keep it short and sweet this year and forgo a long list!

Okay, I can hear the fireworks in the distance so it's time for me to end my post and say 3.. 2.. 1... HAPPY NEW YEAR! Love and hugs all around. :)

Posted at 1.24 AM

* The first person to leave a comment on any post title that ends with a star will receive a link back to his or her blog for being my first commentator!



emilayusof January 01, 2009 1:30 AM

Happy Birthday to Ann, Rozella, Debbie and Bobby!

LadyJava January 01, 2009 1:30 AM

ahahahah.. lambat!!!

emilayusof January 01, 2009 1:31 AM

Wow there were so many things happened in 2008!

emilayusof January 01, 2009 1:31 AM

Happy 2009, my dear Marzie!!

LadyJava January 01, 2009 1:32 AM

heheh.. Happy Birthday!!.. Happy New Year and congrats on PR3.. wah.. bestnya... lots of kaching for you this year dearie..

Ok am off for supper now.. catch you later!!

Emila.. congrats for being FC here..hehehe.. LJ out!!

emilayusof January 01, 2009 1:32 AM

LJ wait!!! nak pi mana?

LadyJava January 01, 2009 1:33 AM

My New Year pun blum kluar.. later lah..heheh.. makan dulu.. LJ really out now...hehhe!

emilayusof January 01, 2009 1:33 AM

supper kat mana? bestnya, rasa lapar lah pulak..

emilayusof January 01, 2009 1:33 AM

ok lj, enjoy your first supper of 2009!

LadyJava January 01, 2009 1:33 AM

Nak gi makan supper kat Kosas.. come join us??

LadyJava January 01, 2009 1:34 AM

Emila.. nak join ke?? we make is first supper for 2009!

diyadeary January 01, 2009 1:48 AM

Happy New Year, Marzie!! ;)

Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 1:58 AM

wow, you have indeed a blessed year GP! i hope for you to have more!

congrats on your PR3!!

happy new year!!!

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) January 01, 2009 2:06 AM

Hey Marzie, just dropping by to wish you and B a very Happy New Year :D

emilayusof January 01, 2009 2:20 AM

Thanks LJ! Takpelah next time, k!

Monica January 01, 2009 3:32 AM

Hello Mariuca! Happy New Year Mariuca! Hello 2009! :-D

Monica January 01, 2009 3:36 AM

wishing you and B a happy, healthy, blessed and peaceful New Year!

Congrats on your PR3 too ;-)

LadyJava January 01, 2009 5:58 AM

GP!! I love Baby Issy picture as well.. so chubby and soooo cute.. grabbing pple food eh..!!

Yelah.. you and B did go through some terrible incidents last year but hey the year is over.. and a new year is here dearie...

All the best and may all of your wishes come true!!!

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:06 AM

Emila! Congrats on being my FC for my very first post in 2009 woo hoo! I'll put up ur avatar nanti yeeha! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:10 AM

Happy NY Emila and thanks! Unsangkarable dapat balik PR on NY eve he he he!!!! I got TH's msg first, then urs followed by LJ, YAY! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:13 AM

LJ! Lambat sikit je or not dapat FC for 2009 he he, try again next time kay? :)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:13 AM

Emila, lotsa things happened in 2008, very significant year for me and B and Mariuca he he! ;)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:16 AM

LJ! Thank you for all the wishes here sweetie and yay to my PR! So happy but better not be too happy lest it gets taken back from me he he! I hope u get urs back soon okay? Happy New Year LJ! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:18 AM

Emila, cute la u miss LJ, some more stay near to each other ha ha! I hope u guys will meet for supper one day, breakfast susah sikit since LJ is a night owl eh? ;)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:22 AM

I hope u had a nice supper LJ and a great NY celebrasi too of course! :)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:23 AM

Thanks Diya, HAPPY 2009 to u too! :)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:26 AM

Thank you Ruby, there were both ups and downs in 2008, here's to a HAPPIER 2009! Love and hugs. :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:27 AM

Nick! Happy New Year to u, Spiffy and wifey too of course, enjoy ur holiday tomo! :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:29 AM

Happy 2009 Mon!! I hope u had a great celebration with R! Love and hugs. :):):)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:30 AM

Thanks Monica, getting back my PR tonight was a pleasant surprise for the NY yeeha! :)

Mariuca January 01, 2009 6:32 AM

YAY! Thanks LJ! Kan ada Issy's pic in this same outfit at MPG? Dat time she was sad, saying babai to Aunty Marzie, this one she's smiling prettily and memang chubby wubby, I LOVE! Some more clever to grab ppl's food he he!

Tenkiu woman, I hope 2009 brings better days and more luck for B and me and U and A! :):):)

LadyJava January 01, 2009 6:56 AM

Yeah I saw the same photo..only saying I LOVE it.. AGAIN..heheh..

Yelah.. hope to meet All of you guys..hehe.. perhaps make it one of OUR!

Yelah so cute... eh this year you'll get another bundle of joy kan.. Hurray for your family!

Mariuca January 01, 2009 7:13 AM

LJ, I meant this is a diff picture from the one at MPG! But both oso cute! :):):)

Thanks LJ, looking forward to see what 2009 brings our way. All the best dearie. :)

Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 7:18 AM

Happy, happy new year Genie Princess, and congrats on your PR3! All that hard work has paid off.

BEAR-iuca is all snuggled up with the girls as we count down to the New Year 2009. We just bought four live Maine lobsters, and Rex is getting ready to cook them up for our special New Year's Eve dinner while we listen to our fave tunes on the iPod.

Can you see fireworks from your apartment or do you need to go out? It is 17 degrees Fahrenheit here, so the closest we'll get is watching them on TV... London and Maddie are psyched about seeing the Jonas Brothers before the ball drops in Times Square.

Again, thanks for your friendship in 2008 and let's plan to keep up the good spirits in 2009.

Love & hugs,

Mariuca January 01, 2009 7:44 AM

Happy New Year Foxy Roxy! Thanks sweetie, getting my PR on NY eve was a splendid surprise, did not expect that he he!

We could see the fireworks clearly from our old place but this new one...not so much.

Ohhh the girls are fans of the Jonas Brothers I see, have fun watching ladies. And you too Roxy, thanks for all the fun and support this year, let's stick together for more fun and games in 2009. :):):)

Kim January 01, 2009 7:59 AM

Happy New Year Mariuca!!!

Kim January 01, 2009 8:00 AM

Happy Birthday to all your buddies :))

Kim January 01, 2009 8:01 AM

whoo hoo!!!!
PR3....GO GIRL GO!!!!!

Kim January 01, 2009 8:02 AM

what an eventful year for you Mariuca...
hope 2009 is full of fun ..happiness and laughter for you and B :))

MisterZyl January 01, 2009 9:52 AM

happy new Marzie..

My thanks and appreciation for you is HERE

Mizé January 01, 2009 10:00 AM

Wish you a Prosperous 2009!
Congrats for the PR! You so deserve it!
I only noticed it yesterday, I´m happy too.
Only now I read about the traumatic event that happened in your garden, what a shock. Curious, one of my neighbours decided to do the same, I´m so glad I didn´t see anything, just heard after.
Ah, by the way, I was born on a Friday 13th, year 73, it´s my lucky day :)

Mizé January 01, 2009 10:04 AM

I forgot to say, baby Ivy is so adorable! In the picture she looks like a little ballet dancer, so fun!
I don´t have any sisters or brothers but I wish I would.

Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 10:55 AM

Oh, ho ho...Roxy got a New Year's Surprise from Mister G, too... PR2 for Roxiticus Best Blogs! We'll just see how long that lasts. Mean old Mister G doesn't like RDH one bit, and even spanked my Bay Head Blog down to zilch over the summer.

In a few more minutes, they'll finally start TV coverage of the action in Times Square... in the meantime, the girls are playing Battleship and Trouble while the iPod rocks out the Old Year.

I think Rex finds it a bit weird that I'm so attached to my blogosphere buddies... what does B think about all the time you spend online?


Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 10:57 AM

How are you spending your New Year's Day? Here in the U.S., you may remember, it's a big day for parades and college football.


Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 11:12 AM

Taylor Swift is on our TV...for an 18-year-old girl, she has a remarkable amount of presence...and Rex and the girls and I all love her songs.


LifeRamblings January 01, 2009 11:31 AM

may 2009 brings you more fortune, success and good health. congrats on your PR3!

""rarejonRez"" January 01, 2009 12:17 PM

what great blessings to be thankful for!

have a very happy new year to you gorgeous!


bluecrystaldude January 01, 2009 12:33 PM

Happy belated Birthday to Ann, Rozella, Debbie and Bobby too :)

bluecrystaldude January 01, 2009 12:40 PM

You have pretty interesting year all in all.. Mine was so and so only.. Wait a minute.. I think it was a blast too, but I cannot think properly right now. LOL

bluecrystaldude January 01, 2009 1:00 PM

One thing I learned on the very first day of the year is sneezing and coughing shouldn't be done simultaneously. Feel free to remind me from time to time. LOL.. Truth is I'm not feeling well on the New Year's eve. Hurm.. What any better way to kick out 2008?

Leet January 01, 2009 2:42 PM

May this holiday bring us new inspiration...
Wishing you happiness & health... Happy New Year 2009

Cheers, Leet

yoon see January 01, 2009 2:44 PM

special award for you Mariuca:)
I also have update your blog address in my

check it out!

Lin January 01, 2009 2:54 PM

Happy New Year dear!

LadyJava January 01, 2009 9:21 PM

Hope you are feeling better after the soup off to retire now.. sooo sleepy.. not sure what time I wake up..heheh

Nite nite!!!

Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 9:52 PM

Happy New Year, Mariuca!!! Congrats on the PR3 as well :)

Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 10:03 PM

marzie, whats the secret of getting pr3?

Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 10:04 PM

my blog pr 1 only

Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 10:05 PM

twinsblog makan telur.. haha...

Anonymous,  January 01, 2009 10:23 PM

New Year is finally here in the Roxiticus Valley, so we're here with more good wishes for you as we get ready for Rex's New Year's Day chocolate chip pancake breakfast. London made it all the way to midnight, but Maddie fell fast asleep on the couch before the Jonas Brothers came on TV...


eastcoastlife January 02, 2009 12:19 AM

Happy New Year, Mariuca!! Getting to know you better was one of the best things that happen to me in year 2008!!

Liz January 02, 2009 12:49 AM

Yeehah! at last I made it to your top droppers. congrats on your pr3!

I hope you had a great new year celebration. I wish you and B cheers, good health and good tidings. Happy new year!

Moms Check Nyo
A Simple Life
Mommy's Little Corner

Beth January 02, 2009 1:36 AM

Happy, Happy New year to you and Congratulations on your PR :) What a great way to start a New Year :)

Take care

Unknown January 02, 2009 2:05 AM

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed New Year!

Anonymous,  January 02, 2009 2:25 AM

Happy New Year too! And congratulations on your PR3.
Take care.

Anonymous,  January 02, 2009 2:38 AM

congratulations on the PR increase! a very happy new year indeed :)

Grandy January 02, 2009 3:45 AM

You have had an exciting year indeed, Mariuca!!

Grandy January 02, 2009 3:46 AM

Happy New Year!! I hope 2009 brings you everything you've wished for.

Grandy January 02, 2009 3:46 AM

I am grateful to have found your community in 2008. :)

Grandy January 02, 2009 3:48 AM

Happy Birthday to Ann, Rozella, Debbie and Bobby! How nice of you to remember all your friends!

Grandy January 02, 2009 3:49 AM

I don't know what a PR3 means. But judging by everyone's comments, and your looks like a good thing. :)

Grandy January 02, 2009 3:49 AM


Monica January 02, 2009 6:55 AM

Hi Mariuca!

I hope your sister Ann had a wonderful birthday! when is baby Issy coming here again? ;-)

Kim January 02, 2009 7:46 AM

hello Mariuca :)
hope the rain has gone...
off to find that music this morning and do a bit of shopping :)

Unknown January 02, 2009 10:50 AM

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

NafaSg January 02, 2009 12:15 PM


May 2009 be filled with many many things that you can look forward to. Stay pretty and cheerful!! =)=)=)

EddieJohn66 January 02, 2009 4:29 PM

Hola GP! Happy New Year to you and all your readers too! I hop ethe New Year brings good things for all! Alakazam!

Monica January 03, 2009 5:01 AM

hi Mariuca! just wanna say THANKS for being one of my top commenters! ;-)

Kim January 03, 2009 6:01 AM

have a great Saturday Mariuca :))
and thanks for all your drops..

Anonymous,  January 03, 2009 10:08 AM

Happy weekend, Marzie...

It's Friday night here but with all the holidays it has felt like the weekend all week long. We're just lounging around after dinner... we had some of that big pot of Italian meat sauce over linguine. The girls each bought a new Webkinz with several weeks worth of allowance, so they're busy playing on their computer while I blog and drop EC on mine... are Webkinz all the rage on your side of the world?


Anonymous,  January 03, 2009 11:42 AM

I'm turning into a normal person again GP!! boo hoo.. baru nak buat my rounds for yesterday.. can you believe. me.. rushing like mad now.. with two diff browser open to drop for both GG and LJL.. crazy woman.... that's what I!!

Have a great weekend dearie!!

eastcoastlife January 03, 2009 11:51 AM

Mariuca masih tidur!?
*looks for Phoebe*

Anonymous,  January 03, 2009 1:54 PM

Mariuca and All the readers of This Blog ,
Wish you Happy New Year 2009.

My blog ALso Get Page Rank 1 I am so Glad hehehe

Anonymous,  January 03, 2009 1:55 PM

Happy new Year To all

Anonymous,  January 03, 2009 3:25 PM

yay marzie you got the prize it.. so happy.

Anonymous,  January 03, 2009 3:25 PM

view my blog for next giveaway peep.. but not yet start yet

Anonymous,  January 03, 2009 3:27 PM

so happy you got it. I wrap the bubble.. wrap so that it is protected.

Gelombang Rakyat January 03, 2009 6:41 PM

Totally Happy New Year


I start this year nyebok blogging pasal P 36 Kuala Terengganu.


LadyJava January 03, 2009 9:53 PM

Hey Sweetie..
Senyap jer.. still sick ke?? Hope not.. and that you're just enjoying yourself too much with B and have forgotten to go online..heheh..

Happy weekend dearie.. muahs!!

emilayusof January 03, 2009 10:30 PM

lol, marzie terlupa online!

emilayusof January 03, 2009 10:31 PM

Hi LJ, Hi Zubli, Hi TH! Hi everybody!

Fida Abbott January 04, 2009 2:05 AM

Happy New Year Mariuca.

Wishing you the best for 2009

Best wishes,
FA in PA

Gelombang Rakyat January 04, 2009 2:32 AM

Mana Wangi Punya Lady?

Tunggu punya tunggu tak timboi-timboi.

New Year Nii, dekat 100 comment dah, tak jawab pun dia ya.

No falling star, how am I going to make a wish.

Shemah January 04, 2009 2:55 AM

Hi Marzie darling...

Happy New Year to you!! Sorry I have been late on the wishes. Just to let you know, I'm back in KK for a short break. Once Buddy goes to school, I wouldn't be home for ages. So he'll be late starting school but it should be alright.

Anyways, I hope 2009 will bring bigger and better and greater things for you and B. :)

Much love,

p/s: Congrats on the PR! I knew it was just a matter of time for you to get it back again! Great job! :)

Mizé January 04, 2009 4:50 AM

Hi Mariuca. Just saw your drop in my inbox. We´re both online:)
I´m doing my EC round too.
Happy Saturday!

Mizé January 04, 2009 4:51 AM

Oh, maybe it´s already Sunday there...:):)

Anonymous,  January 04, 2009 6:56 AM

Ooh, lookie who's on Roxy's Best Of... EntreCard widget today! Hope you're out and about in the real world, enjoying the first weekend of 2009.... actually, I guess it is about 6 or 7 in the morning on your side of the world, so you're probably night-night.


Anonymous,  January 04, 2009 11:17 AM

happy new year mariuca! thank you for being a part of my wonderful 2008.

let's hope for a more happy and wonderful year this year.. :)

Anonymous,  January 04, 2009 12:05 PM

Happy New Year. I know a few people with birthdays in December. Congrats on the PR3 as well.

Farah Deen January 04, 2009 1:27 PM

Happy New year Mariuca! I am sorry for wishing you so late, but you know, better late than never. heheheh Been very busy with stuffs, and yesterday was syabil's 4th birthday party. I think I can relax a little bit now that everything is over, until Daryn's 2nd birthday in April! :)

Again, hope you'll have a more healthy, wealthy and prosperous new year.

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:21 PM

Hi Kim! Thanks for all the birthday and NY wishes. I'm thrilled to get my PR back, 2009 is off to a great start! love and hugs. :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:21 PM

Happy 2009 Faizal, thanks for dropping by! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:23 PM

Hi Mize, sorry for the late response here and hey, looks like we're both 73 babies YAY! :)

Yeah, that was one scary incident Mize, I'm glad it's all in the past and I hope nothing as scary will happen to us this year. :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:24 PM

Thanks so much Mize, I love Baby Issy and I miss her cute face too! I hope she'll come home for a visit soon so I can hug her the whole time he he! She does look like a little ballerina doesn't she? Love her outfit! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:26 PM

Roxy, congrats on the PR2!! Another great NY gift for u, so happy and hang in there with RDH. The PR will come back, sooner or later. ;)

B knows some of my good blog buddies pretty well like LJ, Emila, Jean and u he he...goes to show how much I blab abt you guys to him eh? :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:27 PM

Roxy, I hope u had a wonderful NY celebration with Rex. I am still thinking of ur yummy meat sauce YUM! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:27 PM

Thanks LR and I hope your 2009 is off to a great start as well! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:28 PM

Hi Recel, thanks so much and welcome to Mariuca's blog! Happy 2009! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:29 PM

Hey Blue, thanks for the besday wishes here he he, I think I left out a few names. ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:30 PM

I did have a pretty interesting year kan? Scary stuff pun ada, vakasi pun ada, baby Issy pun ada LOL! I hope u are feeling much better today. :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:30 PM

Happy 2009 to you too Leet and thanks for all ur EC drops and visits! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:31 PM

YS! Thanks a million for the special award, I love it! Hope ur NY party was swell! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:31 PM

Hi Baby Mits! Happy 2009 to u and hubby from me and B! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:32 PM

LOL! LJ, I baru nak reply comments now, happy Sunday sweetie! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:33 PM

Sasha! Yay for my PR and I hope urs is okay this round? Happy 2009 dear! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:34 PM

Ha ha thanks for ur funny comments here TH! Don worry, I'm sure ur twins blog will get a PR soon, don give up! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:35 PM

WOW Roxy! Choc chip pancakes??? Rex makes the yummiest stuff, I wan some! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:36 PM

Mariuca loves ECL too! What a nice thing to say ECL, it's been a blast getting to know u too, HUGS! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:36 PM

Congrats Liza! U are my TD for December woot! Have a great NY celebration with your family and here's to a bigger better year! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:37 PM

Thanks so much Beth, this was a great gift alright! And Happy 2009 to u too. :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:37 PM

Same to you Jodi and thanks for visiting Mariuca's blog! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:38 PM

Hi Modern Mom! Thanks sweetie and have a great 2009! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:38 PM

YAY! Chorva is here, thanks sweetie and Happy New Year to you. :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:41 PM

Grandy! Thanks for all ur lovely wishes here. I did have a pretty good year, thank god! I read ur NY post so I hope things will look up for u in 2009! Big hugs. :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:42 PM

Grandy, I lost my PR when I moved my blog to my own domain, so of course I am thrilled to have it back woo hoo! But MPG is still a big fat zero, poor girl! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:43 PM

It's been great fun discovering and getting to know u and ur blog better last year Grandy. Here's to closer ties this new year! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:44 PM

Hi Monica, thanks for the birthday wish for my sis. :)

Oh I hope baby Issy will come home soon Monica, in a couple of months perhaps. I can't wait to hug my baby doll! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:46 PM

Hi Kim, it rained here again this morning so I slept in he he...hope u found that CD, happy listening! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:46 PM

Thank you Polly, have a terrific New Year as well! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:47 PM

Yeeha! NAFA is here, thanks guys! Happy 2009 and GP love ya! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 8:48 PM

Zam Zam Alakazam! Happy 2009 GK! May u do well in ur studies this year and enjoy bigger success in all you do. Big Hugs! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 10:53 PM

You're welcome Monica, happy to be on ur TC and TD list, see ya next month then! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 10:53 PM

Happy Sunday Kim, thanks for all ur drops as well! :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:03 PM

Hi Roxy! That pasta sauce sure looked yummy, I hope to make some soon. Thanks again for the recipe he he! ;)

I did not know abt Webkinz until u mentioned it here. I checked out the web, looks really cool and fun. I hope the girls are having a wonderful time playing it! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:04 PM

Hiya LJ! So did u manage to complete ur last minute EC round?? I have yet to start mine for the day, lepas ni la. ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:04 PM

ECL! Looking for Phoebe it seems he he so cute! Next Phoebe picture goes to u! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:06 PM

SIT! So nice to see u back and Happy New Year to u as well. I hope u get that PR1 soon okay, hang in there! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:07 PM

Hola Tibet Arts, thanks so much and welcome to Mariuca's blog! Happy 2009. :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:08 PM

Hi TH! Thanks so much for the necklace sweetie, I was so happy to receive it he he! And I noticed the bubble wrap of coz, ur so thoughtful! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:10 PM

TH, which blog did u put ur next giveaway in? I couldn't see the post the last time I visited. I'll come see again, wonder what u're offering this time yeeha! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:11 PM

Totally happy New Year Zubli!!! Bestnye Zubli datang wish I ni, kat Phoebe tak de? Selamat berblogging! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:12 PM

Hi LJ! MIA cause busy and lazy and bangun tak menentu LOL! Oh it's almost time for MM eh? :)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:13 PM

Happy New Year Fida, thanks for bringing some Philly love my way! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:14 PM

Ohhhh he he Zubli came back ye? Ni baru nak reply comments, so ur falling star is back online. Make that special wish now Zubli, for sure it will come true! :):):)

LadyJava January 04, 2009 11:16 PM

Can you believe I'm still dropping.. so distracted these days!!

Yes.. tengah pilih lagu ni.. so many songs.. so little!!.. yours ready?

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:16 PM

Hi Shemah, Happy 2009 dear! Thanks for stopping by with ur update. I hope u're having a ball in KK. Enjoy ur vakasi there before Buddy starts school. Btw, Buddy is such a cute name he he! :):):)

Thanks Shemah, I was so happy to get back my PR but now poor MPG is left behind huhu! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:18 PM

Hi Mize! I saw ur comment came in last night, but I was so sleepy and couldn't comment or drop any longer he he! I didn't even complete my rounds oh well, there's always tonight! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:19 PM

Roxy, thanks for letting me know I was at RBO, sometimes it's hard to keep track of where my ads are he he! I hope RBO brought me some good clicks yesterday! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:20 PM

Hi Blanne, thank you for that lovely wish! Here's to new friends in 2009! Love and hugs. :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:21 PM

Hey Leon, thanks for dropping by Mariuca's blog and Happy 2009! ;)

I have a few more names on my Dec list, but these were the ones I could recall then LOL! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:23 PM

Hi Farah, I thought about you this weekend, cause I remembered it was Syabil's birthday! I'm sure he had a blast and I will come see ur pics too. Mesti byk pressies for Syabil. Love ya! :):):)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:26 PM

Hi LJ, finally replied all my comments here! And still tak drop lagi, how la like dis? So many things to do!

Oh me no song yet la, like u said very distracted these days...must start thinking now! ;)

Mariuca January 04, 2009 11:30 PM

Almost didn't see u there Emila, hola!! ;)

LadyJava January 04, 2009 11:30 PM

OK... I'm done with two selections for MM already..and up to Yeehaa for GG.. aiyoohh how lah... so sleepy already.. I woke up today at 10am..

Mariuca January 05, 2009 12:05 AM

Wah so fast at Yeeha oredi, okay I better start mine now or not for sure tak habis like yest, see ya! :)

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:08 AM

Oh, Marzie...I can only see closer ties for us in 2009. After all, I have so much to learn from you. ;)

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:09 AM

That is a bummer that you lost your footing on the PR thingy when the domain changed.

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:10 AM

But it hasn't been that long, and for you to re-gain your position in such a short amount of time is very cool indeed. ;)

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:10 AM

That is a bummer about the MPG site. If it's any consolation, my Functional Shmunctional is a big fat suck-butt zero too.

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:11 AM

I will have to learn more about that I can see.

Grandy January 05, 2009 9:11 AM

I hope that your wish to see Baby Izzy comes true for you soon, dear one.

Nessa January 06, 2009 10:45 AM

Fuyooo! PR3 oredi?? Congrats woman! You did it :D Here's to more moooolah in the year of the Moo... hehe

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious January 07, 2009 10:19 AM

congrates, dear! that's quite a wrap up fro a year! great job. :)

oh, nad congrates on yr PR!! yeehaa!!! :))

Mariuca January 10, 2009 9:09 AM

Hi Grandy! Thanks dearie, I was surprised but oh so pleased to get my PR back, so that was cool. I hafta work harder for MPG now, that shall be one of my NY blo resos he he! :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 9:10 AM

Grandy, I wish I could hop on a plane and visit baby Issy right now but it's so expensive! The flight ticket itself is a couple of grand, so hopefully Issy will come home to Malaysia for a holiday instead. :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 9:12 AM

YAY! Tenkiu Nessa, I pun surprised dapat balik quite fast eh? Jean oso got hers back this round he he! How abt Mumblings? Maintain or naik PR? :):):)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 9:12 AM

Thanks Jean! Of coz must wrap up the year with a PR bang he he! Congrats to u too sweetie. :):):)

Bobby Revell January 10, 2009 10:05 AM

Thanks so much Marzie! I've been taking a much needed break from blogging and writing in general, just trying to relax a little. Happy new year to you and I hope it's great for you!!!:)

Mariuca January 10, 2009 10:22 AM

Finally the birthday boy is here! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bobby! I hope u had a wonderful time with ur family and friends.

Good to hear u're taking some time to relax, am looking forward to more great things in 2009. For u and for me! :):):)

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