At about this time every single year, my personal calendar suddenly starts to get a bit crazed. And worse, at the mall today buying yet more things I need for my computer, I heard my first Christmas carol, which I have been steadfastly avoiding, despite malls in Manila starting with the holiday music in early September… But I still have to get through a birthday sleepover and conquer new computer fears so I am simply swamped. For the last couple of years, I have asked readers to leave comments about any special Filipino dishes or desserts that they would like to see featured on this blog during the run-up to the holiday season. In my first such post, the response was rather amazing, and I did my best to feature a few of the requested items. Last year, I wrote a second such post and tried to feature the most requested items, even if I didn’t personally like to eat them (such as Lengua Estofado!). I do have quite a bit of holiday related posts already in the archives but I am sure I have missed some favorites. So I ask you all again to leave a comment here if there is a dish that you want Marketmanila to feature (if at all possible) this coming holiday season. Or if you can’t think of a dish, perhaps leave a holiday related question and I will try to see if I can answer as many questions as possible!