Happy New Year to all marketmanila sukis and lurkers!!! I’m sure you’ve noticed the subdued pace of posts, comments and activity on the blog for the past week or so. Marketman & Family were away on holiday in Cambodia and Vietnam, but we are back from a wonderful trip and even managed to catch the fantastic free fireworks in Makati, with a vantage point directly under the exploding pyrotechnics!
While we were traipsing through temples in Siem Reap, several folks texted us to say they had seen the World Cafe Asia episode with Bobby Chinn in Manila, including a segment with Marketman & friends, but the producers have yet to get back to me to say whether the episode was already officially aired as part of the new season… I don’t have a DVD of the episode and haven’t seen it yet, so stay tuned for more. The episode was run very early morning after Christmas Day sometime and I couldn’t find any reference to it on the Discovery Travel & Living TV schedule so this is all pretty mysterious to me. But I wasn’t dreaming in Cambodia, a few of our guests at the merienda filmed for the program also received texts from friends saying they were “spotted” on television that day… heehee. I hope there is a replay. :)
Also, another super alert reader (or rabid Bourdain fan?) sent me this link to the one minute “commercial” for the new season of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations television program that has a scant second or two glimpse with Marketman in Cebu… I must admit, I was stunned to see this, and I am a bit freaked out (or giddy with anticipation?) by the actual contents of the final edited episode of the Philippines trip, which should air in a few weeks or so… will also keep you posted on dates and times if I get them beforehand…
Let me take this chance to greet you all a very Happy New Year and I hope that 2009 is a good one for you and your family… We are away from our desks again for a few more days… please browse the archives if you are bored. :)