09 Oct2009

Crazed…

by Marketman

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Just a quick post to let you know it’s been a CRAZED week, hence the slowdown in posts. Had to hit divisoria for food packing materials on Tuesday, and ran into a couple of readers of the blog… Visited the Taguig school several times this week, where we are extending and increasing the feeding programs to ensure everything was set as classes came back on stream. Cooking madly for 100+ to add supplementary meals/hot snacks for additional kids at the school and the logistics of mass cooking in a home kitchen are a bit challenging. And at the same time, dealing with work issues that just couldn’t have hit me any other week but this one! But things will settle down soon and I will be back to normal in less than a day… so stay tuned for the schedule of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations Philippines program that is airing in the Philippines (on cable) next week, a post on the feeding programs, a great post on chicharon to answer the current poll, an update on the stock portfolio I picked exactly a year ago today, and just more food, food, food, as always. :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. angelbride says:

    Man you have a lot of energy. More power to you MM.

    Oct 9, 2009 | 7:06 am

     
  2. Betchay says:

    Go, go, go MM! God bless you!

    Oct 9, 2009 | 8:21 am

     
  3. thelma says:

    i am so looking forward to your chicharon post…

    Oct 9, 2009 | 8:36 am

     
  4. icebucks_12 says:

    hi, MM. I’ve been an avid reader of your blog for quite some time now and i know for a fact that you’ve done more than enough of your share in our society in terms of helping our kababayans, personally and via your blog as a tool to disseminate information.

    I am from Quezon City but I have relatives in Pangasinan and it came to my knowledge that people from that province are in dire need of help because of typhoon Pepeng. With that, I am asking for any sort of assistance than you and my fellow readers can extend to the victims especially in the town of Villasis which is considered as the Vegetable Bowl of Pangasinan. People from the province are not used to asking for any help because they tend to resolve things on their own, but I know for a fact that they badly need our help now.

    Thank you and God Bless.

    Oct 9, 2009 | 8:45 am

     
  5. britelite says:

    will be waiting for your stock picks!

    Oct 9, 2009 | 8:50 am

     
  6. Bong says:

    The kids need your help now more than ever! Thanks for feeding them!

    Oct 9, 2009 | 9:15 am

     
  7. Tracy Sison Torre says:

    @icebucks_12, my Mom’s side of the family is from Lingayen, Pangasinan and I understand that 80% of Pangasinan is now flooded. There has not yet been an organized effort to help that specific area of the country . . .

    Oct 9, 2009 | 9:19 am

     
  8. meekerz says:

    Hi MM. I noticed that in your photo above, the food is being distributed in styro [because of the logistics of cooking at home]. In your previous posts, the food for the kids were served in plates. I applaud your efforts to feed these kids. And I hope that a little education in proper waste disposal is included :)

    Oct 9, 2009 | 9:20 am

     
  9. Topster says:

    Hi MM, it’s been almost a year since Mr. Bourdain went to your Cebu home and baptized your lechon as the “Best pig ever!”.

    Too bad and at the same time great news it’ll be shown next week. I’ve been on the prowl for it since Feb and Discovery & Travel Living Channel took so long to have it aired. Anyway, I got to see it in You Tube but my parents and other family members who don’t really dig looking at videos in computers are anxiously waiting for it to air on cable TV.

    And I do think you look way better on HD TV! =)

    Oct 9, 2009 | 9:27 am

     
  10. bernadette says:

    God bless people like you MM!!! Sometimes, I feel that with kind souls they don’t think of the ultimate spiritual rewards anymore but just think what they can do for their fellowmen that’s all. That’s the true meaning of benevolence!

    Oct 9, 2009 | 9:34 am

     
  11. icebucks_12 says:

    @tracy, i know what you mean. i’m getting frustrated with the way NDCC is handling the situation.

    Oct 9, 2009 | 9:43 am

     
  12. yen says:

    hinga ng malalim.
    you’ll be in my prayers tonight, marketman. also your family and everyone else who is helping you with your feeding program, work, and blog. :)

    Oct 9, 2009 | 9:47 am

     
  13. Fred Lopez says:

    Nice work MM. looking forward to your new posts.

    Oct 9, 2009 | 11:10 am

     
  14. John says:

    Market Man….You and your family are absolutely awesome, you guys rock!

    Cheers,
    JD

    Oct 9, 2009 | 11:24 am

     
  15. terrey says:

    Kudos to you again Mr. MM.

    Oct 9, 2009 | 11:27 am

     
  16. aiden says:

    Keep up the good work despite adversities. Thanks and more power to you.

    Oct 9, 2009 | 11:56 am

     
  17. lunchmom says:

    i share the sentiment of meekerz regarding environmental issues. may i just pass along a suggestion from a photo i chanced upon where children from a school (Waldorf) served their food wrapped in banana leaves. No plastic, no styro to garbage.

    Oct 9, 2009 | 12:10 pm

     
  18. rhea says:

    MM, where do you find the energy to do all these? :-) My hats off to you and your family for all your philantrophic efforts.

    Looking forward to the NR episode of the best pig ever!

    Oct 9, 2009 | 1:21 pm

     
  19. Betchay says:

    May we know what you cooked for the children?

    Oct 9, 2009 | 4:25 pm

     
  20. Rhea says:

    hi MM… just being my OC-self… my IP may say HK [above] but I’m in Makati. :-) Sensya na po, OC lang talaga. lol.

    Oct 9, 2009 | 6:41 pm

     
  21. Christina says:

    Paki more kiddie pix!

    Oct 9, 2009 | 7:55 pm

     
  22. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    MM, you need a break! Why don’t you come over to Cebu next week…..hehehehe

    Oct 9, 2009 | 8:07 pm

     
  23. Marketman says:

    Rhea, sorry, folks in Manila and other cities that are using servers (usually company) that are located elsewhere are “mis-located” but 97+% of locations should be okay… Artisan, wait till you see what I just ate to start the weekend “relax” mode! :) Betchay, yes, more on the feeding soon. rhea, it’s not our efforts… it’s the help that has come from generous marketmanila readers (PHP160,000 total so far) that means we can provide some 7,000-8,000+ meals over the next two months… lunchmom and meekerz, more on that soon, 99.7% of the meals are done on washable plates, styro only used for extreme circumstances…

    Oct 9, 2009 | 8:23 pm

     
  24. cumin says:

    I agree with other readers: where do you get your energy — and efficiency — for quality multitasking! Saludo ako.

    Oct 9, 2009 | 9:13 pm

     
  25. elaine says:

    Bless your generous spirit, MM as always and 2 ur generous readers as well(:(:(:….. AB No Reservations, finally showing…can’t wait to see you on the tube!!!

    Oct 9, 2009 | 9:43 pm

     
  26. kate says:

    Thank you for feeding the children, MM :)

    Oct 10, 2009 | 1:35 am

     
  27. marilen says:

    “If you have much, give your wealth. If you have little, give your heart.” Thank you, MM – for giving much of both. God bless you.

    Oct 10, 2009 | 5:51 am

     
  28. Marketman says:

    icebucks12 and others from Pangasinan, Benguet, Northern Luzon, etc. I just last night saw on television the destruction wrought on the North by recent weather systems, it is shockingly bad in many areas. And I do urge all readers based locally or abroad to help in any way possible. I don’t have easy access to the North so it would be difficult for me to start helping with the relatively limited resources we have for the feeding programs, but I do strongly encourage readers to help with rescue, aid, efforts to help our countrymen in the North. Geez, with all these natural calamities, it’s looking like a bleak Christmas season ahead for many people in the Philippines…

    Oct 10, 2009 | 5:52 am

     
  29. Joyce says:

    agree with that, seems like the philippines can’t catch a break :( all the relief efforts i’ve been seeing online have been heartwarming

    Oct 10, 2009 | 4:57 pm

     
 

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