20 Nov2009

And the Winners Are…

by Marketman

Here are the first 9 winners of various mini-contests on marketmanila.com over the past two weeks to celebrate the blog’s 5th anniversary. There are also 3 winners of Artisan’s chocolate creations to be claimed in Cebu…

For the Silly Sili Chili Chillies contest:

W-1 : Rene Hilario
W-2 : Chinachix
W-3 : marcial bonifacio

You will receive several seeds of the siling labuyo plants raised by Marketman’s crew. I hope they grow wherever you are!

For the Kalamansi Marmalade Contest (Hair/Shampoo question):

W-4 : Ragamuffin Girl

For the chocolate index contest, with your ideal weights:

W-5 : Pia (you win the rubberbands that can withstand high temperatures in the oven)
W-6 : tulip (you win the food loops)
W-7 : eustressor (you win the practi-clips)

For Cebu based readers, you win chocolate desserts courtesy of Artisan Chocolatier, for pick-up at the BTC Town Center on Sundays…

C-1 : Marie
C-2 : maia
C-3 : joan (I think you know where to claim this. :)

For the Fashion Challenge, my favorite of them all, and I LOVED so many of the answers, the winners are:

W-8 : p. (from Canada) you win the t-shirt
W-9 : marketfan (you win the re-usable cacha market bag)

And in case you were wondering how marketman would have filled in those blanks, here are my answers:

Assume Mr. & Mrs. Marketman got invited to lunch with Martha Stewart at her estate in Bedford, New York. It is late August, and the weather is a very pleasant 78F under the shade of a huge maple tree. Nearby is the fantastic barn/stable that houses Martha’s six horses. Other guests at lunch include Ina Garten, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver and their respective partners/spouses/etc. Marketman burned the black t-shirt he wore when he roasted pigs with Anthony Bourdain, so that was one less choice to consider, but he still had to dress appropriately for the meal. First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of off-white or light-sand colored pants made of 100% irish or italian linen. His shirt was a shade of light green like that worn at the lechon eyeball and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite caramel colored crocodile skin belt. And on his feet were similar hued driving shoes or loafers but in suede or calfskin. He considered wearing a vintage Cartier Santos but opted for a less flashy IWC Pilot timepiece instead. He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his Tom Ford (James Bond Aviator from Quantum of Solace but in brown) sunglasses to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha bottles of kalamansi marmalade and mangosteen jam as a hostess gift.

Here is how to claim your prize. Please email me and tell me which prize you won (say W-2) and send me a Philippine postal address. Please use the email address you used in your comment, so I can identify you as the right winner. Winners of the sili seeds can give me their addresses anywhere in the world, and hopefully the seeds will make it through in an envelope mailed to you. For all other prizes, I will arrange to have the prizes mailed or sent to your philippine postal address. If the package is to be addressed to a friend or family member, kindly inidcate that in your email. You may have to wait a couple of weeks, as I am away from my desk next week and will be back in early December. And if you didn’t win anything, don’t lose hope, I have one last contest next week where you could win either a bottle of guava jelly or another bottle of kalamansi marmalade! To all of you who participated so far, many thanks and better luck next time!



  1. shasha says:

    many thanks MM for the fun contests…!

    Nov 20, 2009 | 8:33 am


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  3. Pilar says:

    I had a good laugh while reading, MM! hahaha

    Nov 20, 2009 | 8:43 am

  4. joan says:

    YAHOOO!!! Thanks MM and Artisan! And now my turn to “pay it forward” if you would allow it. In your next contest I will give 3 boxes (1 dozen per box) of sylvannas. This would likely be for Cebu based winners (or those who will be passing by Cebu) as the sylvannas obviously cannot be shipped.

    Nov 20, 2009 | 10:08 am

  5. millet says:

    congratulations, everyone! and thanks for all the fun, MM!

    Nov 20, 2009 | 10:08 am

  6. botchok says:

    Congratulations to all the winners, and better luck next time to us non winners.huhuhu! Well at least we enjoyed all the contests.

    Nov 20, 2009 | 10:25 am

  7. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!! Please pick up your respective prizes at BTC this Sunday.

    C-1 : Marie – 1 Box Bouchon au Chocolat
    C-2 : maia – 4 packs of Chocolate Madeleines
    C-3 : joan – 1 jar of Creme du Chocolat

    P.S… Joan who?…..hahahaha…Just kidding. Joan, You better come early or I might give it away….hehehehe

    Nov 20, 2009 | 10:33 am

  8. Marketman says:

    Thanks Artisan for the additional prizes! :) And Joan, I will include the three boxes of silvanas in the next contest, thanks!

    Nov 20, 2009 | 10:39 am

  9. xkwzt says:

    Congratulations to all the winners!!

    Wouldn’t it be great if us Manilenos got the chance to win some of those delectable Cebu goodies? Hehehe, am only (half-) joking.

    Nov 20, 2009 | 10:49 am

  10. Marketfan says:

    Yahu! I won! I won!

    Thanks a lot,MM. I never expected to win, just wanted to join in the fun.

    Nov 20, 2009 | 12:22 pm

  11. farida says:

    Congratulations to all the winners.

    Nov 20, 2009 | 1:26 pm

  12. JoannaQ says:

    Congratulations to all the winners :)

    Nov 20, 2009 | 2:05 pm

  13. marcial bonifacio says:

    YEEEEESSSS!!!!! First Manny Pacquiao WON and now Its my turn! Maraming Salamat Po Mr. Marketman at Mabuhay po ang Noypi! my wife is very happy too.. its an early Christmas, Congratulations to all the winners and again, Thank you Marketmanila!

    Nov 20, 2009 | 2:15 pm

  14. cumin says:

    Congratulations to the winners!

    Nov 20, 2009 | 3:26 pm

  15. atbnorge says:

    Ang saya ng contest na ito. Tumama pala ako ng kahit tatlo’t kalahati sa aking sagot. Tatlo nga ba? I knew MM has good taste.

    Nov 20, 2009 | 3:35 pm

  16. chinachix says:

    thanks so much!

    Nov 20, 2009 | 8:07 pm

  17. eustressor says:

    gosh! maraming salamat MM! i won again!!! swerte naman teehee! congratulations to the other winners =)

    Nov 20, 2009 | 9:51 pm

  18. charmaine says:

    thank you for the fun contests and congratulations to the winners!

    Nov 20, 2009 | 9:52 pm

  19. Enteng says:

    congratulations to the winners!!! the best ka talaga MM!!!

    Nov 21, 2009 | 1:19 am

  20. marilen says:

    salamat for the fun contests, congratulations to the winners! I know, MM, you have more happy fun stuff up your sleeve in the coming months!

    Nov 21, 2009 | 1:47 am

  21. Diwata says:


    Nov 21, 2009 | 6:00 am

  22. linda says:

    i’m crying,huhuhu! MM MM! Congratulations to all the winners! It was fun reading the entries for the fashion contest! My imagination was really running wild,hehehehe!

    Nov 21, 2009 | 6:01 am

  23. izang says:

    congrats everyone! MM, happy anniversary again….

    Nov 21, 2009 | 8:45 am

  24. tna says:

    Well done everyone! I am sure everyone had as much as fun as I did! Great way to go back to your previous posts MM!

    Nov 21, 2009 | 9:04 am

  25. maia says:

    yehey, i won! joining the contest was a reward in itself… i had so much fun. thanks so much, MM.. and Mr. Artisan, if i can’t claim my loot this sunday, may i get them the next sunday? thanks a lot too. congratulations to everyone!

    Nov 21, 2009 | 9:10 am

  26. Gener says:

    Masigabong Pagbati sa mga nanalo! That is a very good price! souvenir from MM…wow!

    Nov 21, 2009 | 2:43 pm

  27. ragamuffin girl says:

    so, so happy to have won! I never get to attend eyeballs so this is my only chance to taste one of MM’s wonderful creations…thank you MM! Here’s to more blogging years, more contests, more recipes and more feeding programs!

    Nov 21, 2009 | 9:54 pm

  28. mardie c",) says:

    congrats!!! enjoy!! i wish i am in cebu right now… would love to taste artisan’s chocolate.

    Nov 22, 2009 | 1:31 am

  29. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    Marie and Joan claimed their respective prizes today. We’ll wait for you next Sunday, Maia.

    Nov 22, 2009 | 6:46 pm

  30. maia says:

    thanks Mr. Artisan, excited for Sunday to come.:)

    Nov 23, 2009 | 9:25 pm


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