09 Nov2007


“I’ve been following ur site for sometime now. I didnt know what to make out of it but now I realize that it really is geared for commerce. Sad how people use charity as an excuse to sell jams, marmalades – even tote bags. Grabe”

It was left by a first time commenter, who did not leave a real email address, and I normally just delete those, but I thought I would let it through so that I could respond to it, and ask Marketmanila’s regular readers to pause from their busy lives for about ten seconds and create a juicy curse for this idiot. And at the bottom, let me tell you why I think they wrote this… Ah, what would a slow Friday afternoon be like without the EMILALVA’S of the world??? Here is my response:








Marketman was trying to James Bond this moment and the only plausible explanation I have is that I caught some folks trying to “stuff” the comment box of the recent post on “What do you Sell” and because of the stuffing attempt, I used my discretion to delete all of those comments and the purveyor they were referring to… And if you aren’t that person RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMENT “STUFFING”, then you are even DUMBER than I thought. P.S., every time you leave a comment, you register an IP address on my system, which eventually leads to a “source” of the comment, even if you fake YOUR email. Just in case you were too stupid to know that. That is how I found pathetic folks trying to stuff comments on Cupcakes by Sonja, and recently, on a supplier of cakes in a recent post.



  1. Em Dy says:

    Hi MM. I understand you’re angry but why give this guy the satisfaction of seeing you all worked up?

    Your loyal readers know that you’re not making money from the site anyway. Just ignore Emilalva or whoever he may be.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:20 pm


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  3. rocoi says:

    well, finally here’s proof that evolution CAN go in reverse. sigh!

    MM, i have left only 1 comment after following your site for the longest time, and this is definitely a good time to leave another one! thanks again for your wonderful posts. :)

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:24 pm

  4. Marketman says:

    Em, my normal blood pressure is about 105/70 or less. So folks like this dudette or dude just raise it to normal…. heehee. I am perfectly fine, I just think its worth putting out there to show just how stupid the original comment is…

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:25 pm

  5. chunky says:

    MM, she probably doesn’t know how to read…geared towards commerce? that means you are doing this for a business? oh- that’s the reason why there are no advertisers on your blogsite…that really explains it. excuse to sell jams and marmalades? oh- that’s why i haven’t tasted any of these yummy delights- where is your store? i hope to get some…some people will try to destroy you because this blog is way too good…i think you are fine! just fine.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:33 pm

  6. Bob says:

    The easiest job in the world is that of a critic. Like a vulture just hovering above its next victim. Just let it pass MM, no matter what the good intentions are behind your projects there will always be somebody out there who will try to spoil it.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:33 pm

  7. Em Dy says:

    BP 105/70. Good for you. Wishing you the best Christmas ever and no choking please.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:33 pm

  8. dizzy says:

    mr. mm, ang puso mo :-)
    i’m just glad i am not at the receiving end of this post, hehe.
    rest assured, for every emilalva and fish pan lady, there are thousands more who believe otherwise.
    will not waste even my bad vibes on this person. instead, more positive vibes to people like you. cheers!

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:37 pm

  9. elaine says:

    EMILALVA, I suggest that you do your research before jumping into moronic conclusions…it’s baseless,it’s DOPEY and a TOTAL WASTE on this blog’s precious comment space. Please do something productive…there’s always a first time.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:40 pm

  10. Traci says:

    May the fleas of a thousand camels infest Emilalva’s armpits! A good curse is so much more satisfying than just gnashing one’s teeth.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:41 pm

  11. Em Dy says:

    Only been reading your blog regularly since 2007. Nacurious tuloy ako sa fish pan lady.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:52 pm

  12. Marketman says:

    For Em and other relative newbies to the site, if you are curious about the fish pan lady…

    First read this post on fishpans

    …then this post on my response to the comments.

    It was an infamous set of posts!

    Enjoy! :)

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:57 pm

  13. blackpearl304 says:

    If EMILALVA has really been following your site for some time now as he/she claims, then he/she would know that it really is NOT geared for commerce. What is it with these people?????

    Nov 9, 2007 | 7:57 pm

  14. edee says:

    there’s always one!…..haaaaayyyyyy naku…..sabi nga ni dizzy, more positive vibes na lang to you MM and your endeavors……

    Nov 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  15. noemi Dado says:

    haay people. We know you are doing this for charity and am always interested to help any charity work in any little way I can.

    Hm, you just give me an idea of ranking stupid comments but usually I never approve it. Next time, I will and make it a contest.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 8:03 pm

  16. Lani says:

    He/she is pathetic. Well, MM, wala namang naniniwala sa kaniya, hehehe.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 8:46 pm

  17. zena says:

    I also am ignorant of the epic of the fish pan lady although references to that have been made several times enough for me to get the gist. I can’t wait to read it. =)

    Nov 9, 2007 | 8:47 pm

  18. teny says:

    MM way to go! any idea why did idiot is making papansin?

    God bless your family MM for all your efforts to help charity.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 8:54 pm

  19. F1foodie says:

    I love how you always nip these unpleasantries in the bud by going directly for the jugular. That was VERY Bondish!!! Boolah!

    Nov 9, 2007 | 9:03 pm

  20. zena says:

    Ok, I’m now up-to-date with the fish pan lady and boy, was it a BLAST! It was really very entertaining. And i read/scanned ALL the comments of the 2 posts. Peanutbeanma was just a hoot. =)

    Nov 9, 2007 | 9:15 pm

  21. tabchie says:

    Fishpan Lady’s surname is…something culangan diba….baka related cla…hehehehe kulang-kulang sa tuktuk!!! Manong MM, I know all your readers feels that you’re pure in heart (including me) mayroon tlagang mga taong hindi satisfied sa mga sarili pati iba sinasama sa kanilang pagka miserable…Kaaaaaarmaaaaaa!!!

    Nov 9, 2007 | 9:39 pm

  22. peterb says:

    KSP lang yan. We know regulars know better. Maybe he/she works for the government that’s why 100% that goes to charity doesn’t really mean that.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 9:42 pm

  23. acapulco says:

    Get a life emilalva!

    Nov 9, 2007 | 9:54 pm

  24. Markee says:

    Emilalva, You are so irritatingly stupid to think that marketman uses this blog to sell products/items. he never sell any of his produce instead, he trades them for food of equal value you idiot! look closely at this site and tell me if you see any adverisment. he’s not making a single cent out of his top awarded blog. he could make a huge sum of money just from the hits but he chose not to. So don’t judge other people just because you were able to read an entry or two. Just do what you have to do MM we support you 100%

    Nov 9, 2007 | 9:58 pm

  25. john paul sarabia says:

    mm just ignore emilalva. just say so when you will attack her. i will be at your side. that is if you get her id.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:03 pm

  26. Myra P. says:

    Too bad Emilalva was at least smart enough to use a pseudonym.

    Curse of the week: May you grow like an onion – with your head in the ground!

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:08 pm

  27. luwee says:

    MM, jst think of these nuisance readers as bitter spices of life. They are unwelcomed guests, who want to steel the show and grab attention by being tackless, nasty, rude and most of all stupid. He or she, like the fish pan lady are both KSP (kulang sa pansin) and probably ipinaglihi sa ngitngit at sama ng loob, he he. I hope their kind get scarce in finding their way into your blog. Hindi sila nakakatuwa and they ruin one’s day. Cheers MM, I believe you can fight the good fight of faith and make the good works prevail for the good of many.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:13 pm

  28. brenda says:

    STUPID Emilalva! Nobody here was ever forced to buy anything by MM.. Its all voluntary and we all wanted to help MM with his charity work. You should also know tha MM NEVER accepts freebies from anybody who wanted to promote their products here (that is if you are really reading this blog for a long time)

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:17 pm

  29. kb says:

    Am almost hesitant to comment for fear of raising another rant. But all I can say is: lighten up. I’ve read nastier comments in other people’s blogs and they’re handled negative comments well by keeping their sense of humor and not over reacting. One can’t please everybody.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:17 pm

  30. mikel says:

    methinks this idiot is also a food blogger who is really envious of you MM. don’t give it another thought. you’re too thin-skinned. being out there in the public domain, you have to expect the lunatic fringes to put you down some time.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:19 pm

  31. Myra P. says:

    kb, I think emilalva got such a reaction is because he/she was completely wrong on so many important points, the main one being the assertion that MM uses this site for commerce. In fact, this is the only site I know of that has zero advertising. The only commerce he encourages is among his readers, and usually for locally-sourced goods. The condescending tone of emilalva’s post was especially grating.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:28 pm

  32. pusa says:

    i’m fairly new to your site as well but the first thing i’ve noticed about this food blog is the lack of advertisement, actually no ads at all, which really surprised me knowing that you have tons of visitors everyday! and i’ve also read from one of your post that you dont accept invitations / freebies from food establishments for you to review because you dont want to be biased and would rather spend your own money made me a fan

    so that stupid remark is really annoying and i understand how pissed off you are with that emilalva! he is pathetic
    hmmm Emilalva – Emil Alva?

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:28 pm

  33. nina says:

    Hi MM, that stupid comment is really annoying but don’t mind him na lang…Bata kami, market manila fan!

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:49 pm

  34. nina says:

    I meant, basta kami

    Nov 9, 2007 | 10:50 pm

  35. siopao says:

    Sending bad vibes to Emilalva now…






    Nov 9, 2007 | 11:17 pm

  36. Butz says:


    It is common nowadays that food blogs today have banner advertisement. Major companies treat food blogs as a focus group. MM has kept his blog pure and true. MM could have accepted advertisement to make profit but he decline.

    It is noble of him to give back to the community. To my knowledge, 80 percent of the Philippine population is experiencing poverty. We must share our blessings with the less unfortunate. MM has done just that.

    Emilalva was out of place and her status is now minuscule.

    All the best,


    Nov 9, 2007 | 11:45 pm

  37. lojet says:

    For someone who really goes out of his way to make this a non commercial site I can fully understand your anger, MM.

    I won’t even dignify him/her with a curse, but I will up my original donation just to show how much faith I have in you and your cause.

    Mabuhay ka, MM.

    Nov 9, 2007 | 11:54 pm

  38. Noypetes says:

    Let your readers decide. You’re reacting to a comment this way may insult your reader’s intellect and making it worse by censoring comments that doesn’t please you. It’s an open blog/forum, don’t take your readers comments personally. A kind and intelligent reply would serve you better with the thousands of readers that subscribe to your site.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 12:11 am

  39. LC says:

    I’m sure EMILALVA is happy and satisfied with his or her few minutes of fame. It’s over dude or dudette, you’re done.

    MM, I hear you, and while it’s easy to say “ignore senseless comments like this,” it’s a matter of principle. You do no wrong, you do no tricks. You do us a service, and while you’re at it, you have fun, and do more service for others.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 12:26 am

  40. jdawgg says:



    Nov 10, 2007 | 12:52 am

  41. Silly Lolo says:

    I love Traci’s curse! Let me double it.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 12:59 am

  42. kaye says:

    if it isn’t ingget (jealousy), i wonder why she would have to go that low to spite MM in a way obviously showing she’s flowing with pure green envy… tsk! tsk! poor soul.. she may be wanting to put up her own blog and would want the same number of followers.. hehehe! tough luck!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 1:33 am

  43. jo says:

    MM, personally, I wish you sell those jams and marmalades. :) Especially the guava jam, I bet it is super sarap!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 1:44 am

  44. mariapia says:

    Just for laughs – paraphrasing favorite putdowns I’ve come across:
    (a) emilalva is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot;
    (b) When emilalva’s IQ reaches 50, he should sell; (and my personal favorite…)
    (c) It’s impossible to believe the sperm that created emilalva beat out 1,000,000 others.
    Happy weekend, MM!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 1:46 am

  45. Onie says:

    Emilalva, you claim to have followed this blog for some time and yet not one word in your comment made sense at all! If you had any doubts or questions about the t-shirt and tote project all you had to do was ask Market Man.

    No matter what motives you may have, you deserves the lashing! Shame on you, emilalva, for throwing such vile accusations on a totally selfless & charitable endeavor!!!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 1:50 am

  46. erleen says:

    kala ko ba followed the site for sometime….how come he was not able to get the gist of MM’s posts? methinks the person is not to right in the head.

    ala-CSI would be a more apt description of your tracking activities =)

    anyway, David Lebovitz seems to sum it up nicely, though his post refer to online restaurant critics…

    “…that people use their real names when leaving restaurant reviews on the internet.

    If you have something to say, especially if you’re going to be negative, why not put your name on it to give it validity?

    If you’re truly convinced of your opinions, do it with your real name. It carries much more weight and it far more helpful to others if that’s your intention. If it’s not, you shouldn’t be putting things out there in the first place…”

    more info here: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/archives/2007/11/i_hereby_declar.html#more


    Nov 10, 2007 | 2:01 am

  47. chi says:


    Life is too short – be happy! As it has been said many times, don’t sweat the small stuff. This is very definitely a post in the peabrain category from an attention-seeking, dried-up prune with a big fat wad of prickly cactus up his/her bubkas. Most assuredly not worth your bile …

    Nov 10, 2007 | 2:17 am

  48. darl says:

    this is the first time i am posting a comment here although, checking your blog everyday is part of my daily routine..hayaan mo na lang si EMILALVA…she has nothing else better to do…keep up the good work mr. market manila…i love your blog!!!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 2:46 am

  49. Essa says:

    Marketman for the win! :-)

    Nov 10, 2007 | 2:53 am

  50. tercer says:

    Silly lolo, why send those poor fleas to such ignoble fate? Let’s instead condemn this emilalva to an existence devoid of touch by any and all beauty and wonder. Although, with his evident lack of reason, he might not despair of it.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 4:00 am

  51. Mitch says:

    While I still think he/she isn’t worth getting riled up over, I can’t blame you for the rant. I know it feels good to just let it all out sometimes rather than wait for things to boil over. Kawawa naman. Mukhang natutong magbasa, pero hindi marunong umintindi. In all fairness, I think stupid is quite an understatement. You’ll recover from insult, pero stupidity isn’t something that one can recover from. Habang-buhay na siyang t@ng*.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 4:04 am

  52. Susan says:

    Good job MM!! Inggit lang si Evil I mean Emilalva sa iyo.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 4:58 am

  53. dhanggit says:

    I remember my father would always tell us when we were kids “ang punong hitik daw ang madalas binabato”…just dont mind him Mr MM…we are behind your worthy act…not everybody has the guts and energy to do something for the others just like what you are doing…but im glad you “massacred” him online..hehehe ..i will definitely do the same given such situation.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 5:11 am

  54. Sofia says:

    I can only say….. I wish when I reach your age and maturity I can do what you are doing…People like you MM and your family will be bless by God with everything that are good,…life, health, wealth, friends and family…keep up the good work MM we need people like you.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 5:28 am

  55. elaine says:

    Noypetes,it’s MM’s blog, he can post, react, say whatever he wants to. This is one blog that I enjoy reading because it’s fun, it’s informative, clean and there’s always an interesting, intelligent trade of information among commentors. There’s no need to be nasty nor unethical…nobody enjoys that kind of thing anymore.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 6:16 am

  56. willy says:

    or perhaps this EMILALVA is another blogger who doesn’t get that many hits…it’s unfortunate that he/she sees negative and bad out of something that is positive, true and good…that’s another reason why our country is such in a rut… a lot of people look with suspicious eye to people or organizations who do good, and yet allow corruption to rear its ugly head in our society…it would have been better had EMILALVA directed his/her vitriole by sending “ate glo evicted ka na” postcard to malacanang….

    Nov 10, 2007 | 6:54 am

  57. alicia says:

    What an idiot! Seriously???? Can a human being actually be that stupid? One would assume if she could write , then she could read! I guess I shouln’t make assumptions about anything anymore! Am really thinking someone did it to piss you off. To take something like the charity t-shirts and tote bags and create such negativity about it, thats just disgusting. KADIRI!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 6:58 am

  58. linda says:

    Hoy E (I don’t even want to type your name),know your facts before you shoot your mouth-off!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 7:03 am

  59. blue says:

    MarketMan..relax,you might have a heart attack..don’t worry, the rest of your blog readers who really read and UNDERSTAND your blog know your true intentions :)

    Noypetes..Market Manila may be an open blog, but it is MM’s personal blog first and foremost.we are simply lucky that he shares all of the information (which are very useful and entertaining) with the readers.he has every right to express his opinions and respond to whoever he wants,as well as delete unwelcome comments, especially on subjects that are intended for charitable purposes.indeed we are responsible for whatever we say or write and maybe MM may have used harsh words (although I personally don’t thinks so hehe), but if that is how he feels, let it be. I believe most readers understand where he’s coming from. MM may be better off with a kind and intelligent reply, but he is entitled to his own response much the same as you and I are entitled to our own, only that we can freely do so in this site with his permission. otherwise we might as well be ranting and raving on our own sites about anything that we think we know better more than anyone else.by the way, i send no ill will with this reponse to your comment :)

    Nov 10, 2007 | 7:44 am

  60. shirley says:

    Hi Mr.MM,

    Well it just show’s how famous marketman is hehehe…expect a lot from this kind of people…they are just jealous maybe because they can’t have what you have i.e. respect from your readers and followers…God bless on your school feeding and wish you a gud day..:-)

    Nov 10, 2007 | 8:10 am

  61. kikas_head says:

    The thing that is so off base about the comment is that you seem to go out of your way NOT to make it about commerce. Over and above. I have read soooo many blogs that have posts here and there that are little more than advertisements for a certain company or product.

    It is really a mean thing to mention your Christmas project. To do something so nice and have someone imply there are less than good intentions behind that is really a crappy thing.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 8:21 am

  62. kulasa says:

    “An idiot is a stupid person with a mental age below three years, while a moron is a stupid person with a mental age of between seven to twelve years” Go read another blog E. Pathetic…..

    Nov 10, 2007 | 8:23 am

  63. solraya says:


    I must have missed the Fish Pan Lady..but the “mad” photo really made me laugh :) and made me forget about the “commercial” comment.

    How much money can you make on the tote bags and t-shirts? Geez…I guess not enought to compensate for all the efforts in doing marketmanila.com. But a great gift to the children and a rewarding feeling to those who supported.

    I always say “ang pikon, talo”…but in these cases, the morons derserved the reactions. They both came out from nowhere.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 8:32 am

  64. bernadette says:

    I really do not understand why she/he wrote that…maybe because of experience with other people she/he knows/knew? Jaded na rin. I understand also that it riles one when people accuse your sincere actions as sham-my. Even Gov. Panlilio has his detractors…sorry for the political color. Anyway I hope Panlilio can write a reply to them as creatively and colorfully as you do! :-)


    Nov 10, 2007 | 8:48 am

  65. Marketman says:

    Hi everyone, thanks for the comments. I should say, however, that I get this sort of bizarre comment about 3-4x a week, and more in the past year, and I mostly just delete them. However, this one deserved a response, in my opinion, and it took just minutes to type it. So if I even average it out to say 2x a week for 3 years, I have gotten roughly 300+ such comments and I have strongly reacted to about 3 of them or just 1%… I think that is pretty restrained for Marketman, if you knew me in person, it is VERY RESTRAINED, heeheehee… :) I also receive somewhere between 80-120 comments per day, and roughly 50-60 private emails as well, so the volume is nearly unmanageable, and I have stopped responding to ALL emails as I used to, now i just respond when I can be of help…

    Nov 10, 2007 | 9:35 am

  66. ging says:

    emilalva says he/she’s been following this blog for some time and has concluded that it is geared for commerce.

    conclusion: emilalva’s reading comprehension level is equivalent to…zero!

    hahaha gosh emilalva! where in the world did you go to school? where did you learn to read? hahaha you are the biggest joke ever!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 9:39 am

  67. Jennifer says:

    Emilalva is an idiot. MM is a genius. That’s it. MM, ang puso mo…

    Nov 10, 2007 | 9:40 am

  68. artisan chocolatier says:

    This is MM’s House, we are all guest.

    MM is KING.

    Any Questions?

    Nov 10, 2007 | 10:28 am

  69. Joey L. Trias says:

    As usual Filipino crab mentality!Ine-export nga yan ng mga Pinoy di ba MM?

    Nov 10, 2007 | 10:39 am

  70. titashi says:

    i totally agree with Jennifer, Emilalva is an IDIOT. no further comment ; )

    Nov 10, 2007 | 10:46 am

  71. anna says:

    Hi MM, First of all i want you to know you are a God send to all of us, eventhough I don’t post often because I’m one of the few people out there who just don’t know how to compose a simple letter hehehe. Well MM I salute you because people like you are very rare now a days who’s willingly to spend his own money for charity,I myself want to follow your footstep someday.I’m from Chicago and I’ll be visiting the Philippines between Nov.17 through Nov.25 I have a little space on my suitcase if you have a need from something from chicago. Please, let me know and maybe we could trade your famous “mangosteen jam” that I’ve been craving.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 11:02 am

  72. rianne says:

    That is so PATHETIC!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 11:06 am

  73. mardie c",) says:

    you cannot please everybody. obviously this guy/gal gets pleasure in seeing his/her “name” all over the blog site whether its in a positive or negative way. the fact that he/she didnt leave a legitimate email add just shows how great of a coward he/she is. the truth will always prevail MM, which is that you have a lot of people who will always be on your side.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 11:38 am

  74. tulip says:

    Wow, what a “delightful” weekend for this fellow. Since Marketman said the fellow is stupider than stupid…I think Emilalva intentionally want to be preposterous and pugnacious scoundrel. Que barbaridad! Shooo!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 1:16 pm

  75. S says:

    ohh, gosh– i hate EMILALVA!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 1:59 pm

  76. Teddycapz says:

    Good day, MM.

    I totally empathize with you on the urge to vent your irritation towards moronic tirades like this against your clearly noble undertakings. After all, this blog is fully your domain and you can deal with cretins like this in any way you damn well please.

    With the deluge of supportive comments you’ve been getting which mirror my sentiments as well, I guess I need not throw in anymore my own two cents’ worth of riling against the perpetrator of this deed.

    But I am refraining from mentioning the name he/she/it claims to have for the following reason.

    I just feel I need to caution you based on my personal experience – it could be possible the perpetrator used the name of another person who is most likely innocent and still clueless to these goings-on, and the probable reason he was bold enough to post that imbecilic and highly provocative comment is because he intends to malign both you AND that name he used.

    Makes sense, doesn’t it?

    I should know – I’ve been personally victimized by these scumbags some months ago. I posted several comments in another widely read blog (can I mention Anton Diaz’s Our Awesome Planet?) regarding a topic which I felt was being unfairly lambasted by some elements with shady intentions (commenters who I also discovered to have provided either fictitious or other unknowing parties’ email addresses as their own), and I ended up being insulted and maligned by the same in succeeding comments. I thought that’s only as far as they can go and I can just shrug off their malicious retorts. Until I started receiving quite a number of emails from other blogsites I’ve never encountered before who claim they’ve gotten insulting messages from me. Upon scrutiny, I discovered a spate of nonsensical and downright irritating comments posted on those sites using MY name and email addy. The perpetrator/s even engaged in nonsense debates with other commenters in a few of those sites to further fan the flames. Though I tried to rectify the situation by exposing the malicious deed exacted and claiming my outright innocence in all those proceedings, at the end of the day the damage to my reputation, as well as considerable bother on my part, has been done still.

    Yes, repulsive critters like these who thrive on satiating themselves with purely non-productive endeavors at the expense of others do exist in the democratic realms of cyberspace. Sigh…

    So just in case my suspicion is right, my sympathies also go to the probably hapless person victimized in this case (who may be wondering at this point why he/she is getting somewhat negative vibes from some unknown source).

    So people, let’s give it the benefit of the doubt, shall we? Just a thought…

    More power to you, MM!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 2:33 pm

  77. Marketman says:

    Teddycapz, you are completely correct, and that is the reason I normally obliterate comments of this nature when no real email address is left. However, in this case, it isn’t a full name used, nor is there an address, so I refer to the commenter as the name left. In the case where someone lifts a name, and I am aware that the email address has been lifted, and it can be confirmed, I have removed the comments and any reference to it. It is so interesting that you raise this point, because in the fishpan lady case, the first person left a functioning email address, but in subsequent libelous statements, they faked the address, but all messages where from the same IP source. When I emailed the original address it was a live address under the specific name of the individual… she chose not to answer the email. Then later, from another address, but same IP claimed she was the real person, yet when I told her I had sent an email to the first comment’s address, I never heard from her again. I totally agree some care is necessary, and in your case, the question is how they obtained your email address, unless it was public on your blog… Ahhh, there will always be these types of folks, thank goodness they are a small minority… Prior to my rant, I also googled the name to make sure it didn’t appear in several locations and I could confirm addresses if possible. It does seem to be a NON-POPULAR commenters tag…

    Nov 10, 2007 | 2:43 pm

  78. a a says:

    hay wag na lang pansinin at baka sumikat pa yan. we all know the truth behind MM projects.i cant wait for my tote bags & shirt.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 2:47 pm

  79. KpKafle says:

    MM, Disregard the idiot. My offer to just send money for your charitable xmas program is still open. I don’t need a tote bag or shirt. After reading your blog for a while I have no doubt you are a man of true integrity and honesty. This pinoy from California would like to make a donation for your project in order give back since we are all so lucky here. Just email me details and as the saying goes ” the check is in the mail.”

    Nov 10, 2007 | 3:21 pm

  80. Teresa says:

    Ayyyyyaaaayyy!!! This emilalva person is green with envy. Funny how these types surface as the holiday season approaches. He or she personifies the grinch. Green is a fresh color but for this person his green is all about the putrid stench of rotting vegetables and slime. Sooooo irsksome. Keep your cool MM. This person is not worth your enmity. We all know better.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 3:45 pm

  81. eustressor says:

    baka emilalva’s one of those corrupt and kapal muks na nakatanggap ng perang nakabalot sa paperbag. just getting back at you for ranting about them on your previous blog entry hehe

    Nov 10, 2007 | 4:12 pm

  82. edrid says:

    noka noka Emilalva…. you’re very wrong. You don’t know MM. I think you’re so STUPID!!!!

    Nov 10, 2007 | 4:34 pm

  83. Teddycapz says:

    MM, it is assuring for us readers to know you do some rather effective sleuthing before you deal accordingly with such condescending commenters.

    As to the question how those ignoble people got to know and use my email addy for dubious purposes, in the OAP blog (with all due respect) the commenters’ email addy or website URL pop up when the cursor is pointed on the tag given. To my misfortune, sad to say…

    At any rate, that’s the reason why I tend to doubt the true identities of commenters with the audacity to post messages blatantly meant to ruffle feathers and rattle cages. These sleazeballs certainly know better than to indicate their real selves being fully aware of the ramifications and aftermath of their incendiary remarks.

    But of course we can always entrust their fate to our all-knowing and almighty God, right?

    Thanks for taking time to reply lengthily to my previous comment, MM.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 4:49 pm

  84. ENVDS says:

    i just hired a vodoo practitioner…
    watch out for those pins…

    it will start with your big fouling mouth…
    you will experience unending savory for food…

    the next pin will strike your throat…it will create a funnel like shrinking to the end where you will experience difficulty swallowing all the food you want into your throat…(choking ala marketman)…

    then the pin after this will strike your stomach where you will experience the need to dispose of a huge bomb…

    but mind you, the last, long & huge pin will strike your nether region…
    this will prevent all your stupidity to inflict everyone near you…
    this will go out all the way up to any possible opening of your wasted body


    Nov 10, 2007 | 5:01 pm

  85. Rai says:

    Comments can really make angry sometimes. We know it all and we are understanding. But I think you are the owner of your “house” (blog), and so you have the right to decide what will be published or not. Thats why the admin has a delete-button. This is what I would do. But however, its your blog, you are the publisher… and let me say, I like your blog, except this post about the “stupid comment”.
    Greetings from Germany !

    Nov 10, 2007 | 6:35 pm

  86. Cathee says:

    What can I say? I just feel sad that there are people out there who don’t have better things to do than leave stupid comments on your blog.

    I guess we all just have to be vigilant about people like emilalva…

    Nov 10, 2007 | 7:17 pm

  87. rhea says:

    Sir, stupid and ignorant people are just a waste of our time….PAG-PRAY NA LANG NATIN. Christmas na naman…sana maliwanagan siya. Your blog is everything except what this person said. Let’s flex our muscles towards charity instead. Magkaka-wrinkles lang tayo pag pinansin natin siya.

    Nov 10, 2007 | 11:17 pm

  88. Raneli says:

    Of the Emilalva’s of this world : If you are trying to prove you are trying to be Astig…sorry state ka talaga…I think you are just envious to death!

    Nov 11, 2007 | 12:29 am

  89. arpeelazaro says:

    this nonperson doesn’t even the deserve the attention she/he got, at your expense. obviously, the anonymity only suggests that this emilalva is a minor food blogger who had been lurking to get a chance to pull you down. pwede kayang si RA to, yung nagnakaw ng articles mo dati? hehehe, just a theory.

    Nov 11, 2007 | 12:36 am

  90. Ana says:

    sad to know there are people out there who thinks even those doing their bit to help always have an agenda. i commend all your efforts MM. i can only wish to emulate all your good work.

    Nov 11, 2007 | 1:06 am

  91. RGM says:

    God, it’s so funny how some people, like this imbecile, has this “holier than thou” attitude. That really makes me sick that people lecture you on what to do, and the fact that this individual doesn’t even know the whole picture…COME ON! GROW UP WILL YAH?!

    MM, as cliche as this may sound, just don’t mind that idiot. I wish you good luck on this endeavor, and other future ones. Just think of the good that your ventures would do.

    Nov 11, 2007 | 2:25 am

  92. Mangaranon says:

    Market Man — don’t be stressed with this stupid idiotic comment. The writer is depressed, miserable etc. etc. It can be a surrogate of Reggie Aspiras (trying to get back at you for her sins) or Reggie herself!

    Don’t worry about us, your fans, because we know you have integrity. It is the first thing I click on when I wake up each morning.

    Nov 11, 2007 | 5:59 am

  93. Trina says:

    It’s kinda ironic that just yesterday, I was sharing with my husband that of all the food blogsites I read, yours is the most credible because of your integrity and policy of not getting freebies from any of the establishments/products you review and feature. I can’t say the same for other food bloggers, which is why I always take their recommendations with a grain of salt (sometimes even skepticism).

    Now this post from whoever this person is. As almost everyone here has said, wag mo na lang pansinin! He/she/it doesn’t deserve all the attention :p We all know the truth and stick by you :)

    Nov 11, 2007 | 8:36 am

  94. tulipfleurs says:

    Hello MM! I haven’t been visiting your blog lately but when I read this, I just had to respond. Unfortunately there are people who just don’t have anything better to do in life than leave “negative” comments on one’s blog (a sign of their “unhappiness” and “jealousy” I guess). A similar thing happened regarding my post about my daughter’s puppy’s “grooming.” I was accused of getting a dog just for its cuteness and fluffiness and even though the groomer had botched up the puppy’s “haircut” . . . I was to blame for not brushing the hair to remove the mats. The person that left that comment got me all so riled up . . .I was fuming, but I tried not to let that person get the best of me. Of course I just had to respond to the email address he/she left to tell him/her of what I thought and to shove it up there you know what! ;-) I felt I shouldn’t have to justify my “case” . . . just like you, but we had to get it off our chest, di ba? Again, don’t let those JERKS get the best of you. Take care!

    Nov 11, 2007 | 11:47 am

  95. Chibi Maruko says:

    i thought i was the only one having a bad day last friday due to some morons…i was not alone after all…it’s ok MM, these people add spice to our lives…hehe! cheers!

    Nov 11, 2007 | 12:11 pm

  96. Crissy says:

    Marketman – 1
    Emilalva – 0

    Nov 11, 2007 | 2:20 pm

  97. Catalina says:

    Beg to disagree, MM. In my book, the Fishpan woman is still the sourest grape of all.
    As the Tagalogs say “ang punong may bunga, siyang binabato.” The more hits your site gets, the more emilalva’s and fishpan women there would be. Who cares about people like them — inggit lang mga yun.
    Congrats on your blog’s third anniversary. May your tree continue to bear more fruit :-)

    Nov 11, 2007 | 5:10 pm

  98. dhayL says:

    That idiot doesn’t have anything better to do I bet, basta may-mai-comment lang i guess.. But we all know as your regular readers that you are not like that at all!

    We admire you and your family’s hard work and dedication for continually running the feeding program to support the unpreviledged children!

    We have your back MM!

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:20 am

  99. Fat Bernie says:

    MM, this is Fat Bernie from Hawaii and a regular reader at ur website. Don’t worry, that person is just inggit. There will always be people who envy good generous people like you. I’ve never met you, but I think you’re a nice guy. Keep up the good work in helping the poor and in posting more interesting food stuff on your site! Aloha!

    Nov 12, 2007 | 7:45 am

  100. carina says:

    Emilalva…grabe. grabe ka din,

    Nov 12, 2007 | 7:45 am

  101. lee says:

    emilalva’s little comment absolves the litanies of aridelros.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:17 am

  102. elit says:

    Grabe no….what other people will do just to ride your popularity MM…. that’s the consequence of being a celebrity kasi e :P kawawa naman sya siguro he auditioned for the lead role of “liar,liar” kaya lang they gave it to Jim Carrey e. Di bale he can still audition for the MMFF entry “inggit, inggit” beh! We love you MM!

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:26 am

  103. Trish says:

    Don’t let Ms Idiota rain on your parade, Mr MM. You’re doing a wonderful job with this site (and making me more “cultured” along the way!) and definitely a selfless act in your latest project.

    Come to think of it,I think I should get Ms Idiota a shirt and a tote bag and the Fishpan lady her very own fishpan so she can fry in her own juice.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:30 am

  104. Lei says:

    I think that some people are really envious and jealous in nature and can’t seem to take in the level excellence that MM has been showing and giving us all these times. So the moment she ‘thought’ she can say something to the contrary, there she goes shooting a very stupid email devoid of any truth.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:37 am

  105. Noel says:

    Emilalva belongs to Krakatoa’s lake of lava.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 9:38 am

  106. Pebs says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA This Emilalva person is a joke! (I loved all the readers’ comments though.) I really can’t imagine why anyone could even think of writing something like that. What could have been going through her head? Her comment was so totally off it’s mind-boggling.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 10:42 am

  107. Emie says:

    Hi MM,

    That Emilalva is very very jealous maybe. You got the whole support of your readers with your charity shirts and tote bags while maybe hers not even her ideas on it has no one.
    To you MM, I find your intentions for this charity good and real and may God continue blessing people like you.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:13 am

  108. sometime_lurker says:

    What the eff?! The. Nerve.

    Supporting Traci and Silly Lolo here…
    Plus, to top that of, may your froufyhooha get cheesier than ever.

    Go scrape that off somewhere else.

    Nov 12, 2007 | 1:06 pm

  109. rochelle says:

    i found your blog when i purchased two back issues of a local food magazine (as i’m too poor to purchase new ones lol!) and i have to say that i really admire you for what you do and what you do for other people.

    your blog is miles away from what other people present as food blogs, but in truth are just alternative forms of advertising for local food establishments, and free meal tickets for the “professional bloggers” (i dislike the term actually, hence the quotation marks).

    having said that, don’t let this moron get on your nerves. it’s porbably just some loser who just hates you because you came up with the tote bag idea first. and to show my support for you and the project, i’ve asked a friend to drop by the salcedo village market this weekend to purchase five of these bags from you.


    Nov 12, 2007 | 2:03 pm

  110. Chef Ron says:

    good things happen to good people….

    i wish u all the best MM! Thanks for being so generous to the less fortunate ones. i want to help in one way or another. let me know. thnaks!! =)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 4:31 pm

  111. suzette says:

    i guess emilalva is an… or what! hahaha :)

    Nov 12, 2007 | 8:28 pm

  112. peanutbeanma says:

    At first reading of the comment, i heard a deafening silence….and then..crickets chirping in my head…i felt that my brain had been sucked into a void of um..stupidity maybe? and then i said wow! i felt all this due to the amazing logic and the brilliant deduction skills of this emilalva!!! go emilalva!!! such powers you have!

    AND YES. I am being soooo sarcastic. its not even funny. I cant even be as angry as I was with that fish-pan-lady. I feel kinda bad for Emilalva (kinda meaning miniscule….meaning such a tiny feeling…meaning – ay – the feeling is gone…hahaha)…apparently – malala his/her comprehension problem…..should we bother helping? any reading comprehension tutors out there? Emilalva..arrrrg!!!!…….quo vadis?? apparently NOT to hell since they dont want you….

    So I’ll just quote the immortal words of the principal in the movie Billy Madison – “Mr/Ms. Emilalva.. what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this online forum/blog/chatroom is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul”

    How oh how do people like emil-obviously-left-his/her-brain-in-lalaland and the fish pan lady et.al crawl out of the woodwork that they were banished to by the powers that be and why oh why must they comment on THIS blog – out of the gajillion other blogs out there in the interweb??

    the even scarier thought…are they being allowed to spawn?? run to the hills everyone…but make sure you bring your wifi routers and your marketman TOTE BAG!!! =)
    hay naku – ignore them nalang marketman….

    Nov 12, 2007 | 11:36 pm

  113. Avic says:

    GRabe MM, sobrang natawa ako sa reply mo . . . Emilalva deserves it!

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:22 am

  114. shalimar says:

    well you are not the only one who get silly comments but ignore it.

    Nov 13, 2007 | 11:34 am

  115. Gigi says:

    Oh no, Teddycapz – you’re part of the statistic of the growing hot trend of “dopplegooglers” – cyber doppleganglers!

    MM, you rock and you know that! Don’t let Emilavla vulva Schmulva give you hypertension! Ikain na lang natin ng lechon at hamon! Mas worthi it!

    Nov 13, 2007 | 12:07 pm

  116. marketmanatic says:

    It’s terribly sad when someone denigrates our efforts to help when we can the best way we can. It needs a whole lot of generosity to be able to sweep it away without a comment or two. And since I’m not a very generous soul, allow me to quote my friend’s 8 year-old granddaughter’s curse:”” Emilalva, “May the feces of a thousand camels infest your armpit forever.””

    Nov 13, 2007 | 12:25 pm

  117. mylene keane says:

    I’ve encountered quite a number of people like THAT guy. They stay anonymous, and make an issue out of nothing really. Its like it makes them happy that his initial posting has generated a very long thread of replies. Weird really.

    MM this is your domain, your site, you can do with it as you please. As for THAT guy, his name isn’t even worth mentioning.
    He is like the heron sitting on top of the carabao, he thinks he is as big as the carabao! I’d treat THAT guy as a fly waiting to be shooed away.

    Shoo, shoo fly don’t bother MM.

    Keep up your good work through this site MM!

    Nov 13, 2007 | 12:52 pm

  118. Blaise says:

    Awaiting for emilalva’s comment..

    I wonder what other stupid thing it’ll say in defense to itself..

    Nov 13, 2007 | 1:07 pm

  119. -emilalva says:

    Pasensya na, MM – seems even more stupid of you to spend P500,000 up for your blog and give only P65,000 to those in need. Talk about hypocrisy

    Nov 13, 2007 | 3:39 pm

  120. Marketman says:

    emilalva, GOSH you must be REALLY STUPID. PHP65,000 is just for this effort on t-shirts and totes. In addition, I have given to other causes this holiday season alone. And if you have read this blog for a while, you would have known that there were also charitable donations to the UNICEF, the Heritage Society of the Philippines, plantings of over 500 trees, support for provincial public school libraries, support for Guimaras oil spill victims, massive support or non-profit schools in Manila, etc. The total value of the charitable donations is fairly substantial, but actual figure is irrelevant compared with your obviously warped sense of the world. And yes, I leave your comment on knowing that you have only amplified your stupidity with it. You may think it is amusing to be annoying, but actually, it is just sad. And besides, since this blog has had 5 million page views since its inception, that only cost me 10 centavos a page to bring amusement to all of the other readers except you. And you know what, I can afford to do just that. Duh. Oh, and all future comments from you will be simply deleted. Goodbye.

    Nov 13, 2007 | 3:51 pm

  121. CecileJ says:

    Emilalva, nakakainis ka na! Not everything is about money. At pakialam mo how MM wants to spend his honestly earned money?

    At pati kami iniinsulto mo sa mga nasty, totally baseless comments mo. Gidadda here! You are so NOT WELCOME.

    Nov 13, 2007 | 4:07 pm

  122. Pebs says:

    Omigosh, Emilalva actually came up with something even more stupid to say than what he/she first posted? Unbelievable!

    Nov 13, 2007 | 4:31 pm

  123. Epi says:

    EMILALVA you obviously refuse to accept that you are in fact unintelligent and unable to comprehend. If you know how to read whole sentences and paragraphs then you would most definitely understand how twisted your comments are.

    Don’t be selective and don’t do skip reading. Go through everything and consult the dictionary if you get stumped.
    ……….another billion fleas from a thousand camels infest every part of your body……..

    Nov 13, 2007 | 5:04 pm

  124. miles says:

    que horror!!!
    so cowardly of him to reply like this and hide his identity.
    be assured that the rest of us do not think like this marketman.

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:27 pm

  125. jafores says:

    Wonder if her email address is valid this time?

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:28 pm

  126. filet minion says:

    silly me actually thought that maybe emilalva was russian, which would partly explain his difficulty in understanding the contents of this mainly english blog. but then i saw his second comment. now he has no excuse for his incapability to comprehend anything

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:35 pm

  127. Marghi says:

    Just saw all of this for the first time….maybe its what she or he has been eating??? Or just usual Filipino crab mentality that we shouldn’t pay attention to and energize. Just want to congratulate those responsible for the book….what a crisp look. Am looking forward to actually holding it and reading it!!!! Its nice to see such a great, tangible effort at wanting to share such super information with others….something the EMILALVA’s of the world certainly won’t get. And of course, congratulations on the 3 years of Marketmanila….a shining example of what’s good about the Filipino!! More power and here’s to countless more!!

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:47 pm

  128. Ernesto B. Pantua Jr. says:

    To MM,

    I say “go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence . . . .” to forgive is divine. . .

    Smile God loves You!

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:49 pm

  129. Marketman says:

    Ernesto, thanks for that, and coming from you, it is advice well spoken… :) My auto-delete key is the key to silence, in this case… thanks! Marghi, ever get strange restaurant customers like this person? filet minion, so restrained of you… :) jafores, he/she had to use the same bogus address to get in without it being screened first. miles, thanks! epi, the dude/dette will have to use Baygon as deodorant… :) Pebs, you got it. Hard to beat the first comment, if you ask me… CecileJ, we shall ignore as Ernesto suggests…

    Nov 13, 2007 | 6:57 pm

  130. ajyoung says:

    Just shut up emilvulva or whatever your name is! Pag nakita kita sasabunutin ko yan buhok mo sa ilong!!! Im sure it irritates you to no end seeing that a lot of people are supporting MM. You’re such an idiot and a loser emilvulva!!

    Nov 14, 2007 | 1:32 am

  131. Trish says:

    How much have you given to charity this year, Emilalva?

    Nov 14, 2007 | 7:31 am

  132. ging says:

    And with Trish’s message for E, we say…


    Tables turned on you stupid dude hahaha

    Nov 14, 2007 | 7:43 am

  133. elaine says:

    Ha ha ha!!!! Hindi talaga makafunction ng maayos yung brain ni emilalva or whoever she is….I will just visualize her as receiving the beam of light…..

    Nov 14, 2007 | 7:58 am

  134. ratacutie says:

    Haha…this is getting to be really funny. ;p Emilalva (or whoever the creature really is) must be enjoying all the attention. Let’s not give the creature the satisfaction of our attention. Just ignore the creature (or insect? is there anything lower than an insect? feces perhaps? maybe that’s what emilalva is…). Tell “IT” Merry Christmas! Perhaps IT just lacks joy in ITS life. Kawawa naman. Kulang na nga sa pansin, low-life pa.

    Nov 14, 2007 | 10:49 am

  135. tulip says:

    nauuna ang kamay mag type, ang logic nagpaikot ikot sa utak…hindi pa nakatama! Rubbish comments!

    Simple logic equates to a simpleton Emilalva. Strike 2!

    Since Christmas is fast approaching and as a year ender, Marketmanila should give this whatever an Award…The Head of Crap!

    Nov 14, 2007 | 10:57 am

  136. bagito says:

    Unbelievable talaga si Emilalva. Unbelievable sa katangahan! Hehehe. Go, MM and MM loyal supporters. Go away for good, Emilalva or whatever your real name is. Alis dyan! Tsupi!

    Nov 14, 2007 | 12:21 pm

  137. Myra P. says:

    In the blogosphere, people like Emilalva are called TROLLS. Time to banish this troll back to the underside of the dark, dank bridge from which she crawled out from.

    I echo the sentiment: What have you done for others this year?

    Nov 14, 2007 | 12:30 pm

  138. peanutbeanma says:

    ok that’s it. THAT IS IT. the gloves are off emilalva …tell me –
    what have you done for others??? besides showing the world how offensive and uneducated you are ….uneducated since you are missing the point!!!!

    why can’t you just do us all a favor and crawl into a very dark hole and wither away???? you will be soo doing your children a favor.

    Who are you really? do you have the balls to reveal who you are? or is leaving comments that make no real sense the only sad way you can get your jollies?? dude – if thats the real reason – poor you. so put your money where your mouth is and have the guts to reveal who you really are instead of hiding behind your online name and spewing randomly.

    on 2nd thought – don’t reveal nalang. i wouldnt want to be responsible for the hundreds of marketmanila readers who might just might smite you down ala God in the old testament.,…..hmmm – actually= not a bad idea. sige – i’ll make bawi again – reveal yourself na.

    Nov 14, 2007 | 1:26 pm

  139. sometime_lurker says:

    Haha, I just read the 2nd comment (c/o the ‘balls’ contest).

    This is unbelievable.

    Seriously E-dude, I feel that “comprehension” is too big of a word for you. Maybe reading materials, with smaller font size than that cereal box trivia you’re currently reading, could help.

    Also, lay off on commenting, definitely not your thing.

    Nov 14, 2007 | 2:00 pm

  140. Melizza says:

    It’s just so frustrating to see people like this Emilalva. If he had really been following this site for sometime now, I wonder what he has read so far. Because he obviously missed what this blog is all about. Does he even know how to read? Maybe he only looked at the pictures, with that 1Mb brain of his. If he says he has been visiting this site for sometime now, and still concluded erroneously,kawawa naman siya coz he still doesn’t get it.
    Stop being so Preachy and go do something productive with your life Emilalva. When you try to bash the author of this site, you not only insult him, but undermine us, his readers as well. And from the look of it, we’re clearly waaay smarter than you.

    Nov 14, 2007 | 2:03 pm

  141. Blaise says:

    Wow, EMILALVA, so you really did reply..

    I’d like to lash out to you the anger I feel about people as DUMB as you are.. But wait a minute, you might understand because you are a freak-of-nature STUPID!! You are worse than the people I talk to EVERYDAY, at least (I’d like to think) they are trying to be functional..

    Nov 14, 2007 | 3:37 pm

  142. arpeelazaro says:

    hahaha, and emilalva had to say something pa! let him/her be. emilalva might even think MM owes him/her for the traffic, hahaha. people with mediocre mentalities are like terminally-ill people. sadly, there is no cure.

    Nov 14, 2007 | 3:40 pm

  143. erleen says:

    MM, it means, kahit ilang beses sha bumalik d2, nde pa rin sha nakaka-intindi.

    paki mo ba sa kung pano ginagastos ni MM ung pera nya?

    mag-email ka na lang kay Pres. GMA at tanungin mo kung paano nya ginagastos tax mo. (that is kung nagbabayad k ng tax)


    Nov 14, 2007 | 5:02 pm

  144. honey says:

    emilalva, how much did you give to charity this year? idiot.

    Nov 14, 2007 | 6:36 pm

  145. Mitch says:

    I have a strong feeling the village idiot wants a freebie. Gusto siguro ng tote bag! Hehehehehe

    Nov 15, 2007 | 1:47 am

  146. Onie says:

    Or maybe emilalava needs to be fed too! Kulang sa nutrition ang brains?

    Nov 15, 2007 | 5:22 am

  147. HD says:

    ROFL! The first comment was funny. The second one was hilarious! Thanks Emilalva, sarap tumawa haha.

    MM, thanks for not deleting his/her post. Para ibang “flavor” naman ng blog mo hehehe. Grabe, tawa talaga ako ng tawa lalo na dun sa follow up hirit niya.

    Nov 15, 2007 | 10:17 am

  148. Gabriel says:

    Emilalva, please go to the December 26, 2006 post on the Christmas party that the Marketman family threw for their crew. If that doesn’t reveal to you that generosity and goodness are what motivate Marketman, then nothing will. Maybe his kindness doesn’t resonate in your spirit because yours is too closed and dark. Get help.

    I can’t start hurling my own curses your way because once I do, I will have difficulty stopping. I have serious anger-management issues myself. But I really like the “grow like an onion” one Myra P sent your way. So in the words of Patrick Swayze — “Ditto.”

    Marketman, thank you, thank you for your blog. I chanced upon the entry I mentioned above and reading it and looking at the pictures made me weep. Thank you for teaching us how to appreciate good food, the arts of cooking and baking, tasteful flower arrangement, how to expect and ask for value for hard-earned money, how to nurture family and friends, how to share, and so much more.

    I am dreading the approach of the holidays because we just lost my Dad. I am trying very hard to get into the Christmas spirit. Your writing and the excitement and wonder you put into them are helping me. Thank you.

    Nov 15, 2007 | 9:08 pm

  149. Marghi says:

    Hi MM…, to your question, it comes with the territory….currently trying to consistently keep the Rhonda Byrne mindset…positive thoughts, positive energy…and to Gabriel,you couldn’t have said it any better…the heartwarming thing is that the majority do see what MM and this blog is all about…

    Nov 16, 2007 | 1:12 am

  150. leah says:

    WOW!!! So, yeah, emilalva’s comment(s) was/were based on ignorance, and, maybe MM is beyond reproach — but the viciousness of some of the comments seem over the top. Please channel that anger on more important things. I’d like to believe that MM is doing just that for the less fortunate. Thanks Ernesto for the breath of fresh air (or is that Fr. Ernesto?)

    Nov 16, 2007 | 6:05 am

  151. The Steak Lady says:

    Oh my gosh, she actually had the gall to make another comment that is more stupid than the first one!

    Nov 17, 2007 | 8:38 am

  152. Rose5 says:

    hi! just curious regarding the IP add…can you still trace the person if he/she is using the computers at an Internet Cafe???

    Oct 23, 2008 | 12:46 pm


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