12 Apr2006

Holy Week Exodus

by Marketman


It’s Holy Week in Manila (and elsewhere of course) and that means a fairly massive exodus of MarketManila readers away from the city to the beaches, mountains, and everywhere in between. I, too, have escaped and to a place with no internet access to boot. However, I have left several posts for the days ahead to keep those of you who are on-line amused or entertained. I noticed a massive drop off in comments from my “regulars” a few days ago, however, I note that the number of visits and page views remains quite high. At any rate, I hope you all have a safe holiday and eat more than your recommended daily allowance of fat, carbohydrates and proteins. For those of you abroad, I’m sure you recall just how “dead” Manila is at this time of the year… when I was a kid, there was no tv or radio and certainly no internet on Good Friday…



  1. Sylvia says:

    Happy Easter, MarketMan!

    Apr 12, 2006 | 5:57 am


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  3. CWID says:

    Oh no! That means I will have to wait till afer Easter to find out from you what that photo is about. Is that some kind of halo-halo? Or is it some kind of creamy soup? Are those frozen blueberries stuck together? Together, these things remind me of a beach scene, somehow.

    Enjoy your Holy Week escape!

    Apr 12, 2006 | 8:20 am

  4. linda says:

    Seafood prices here in Oz have skyrocketed but,we’ll still buy fish and prawns for this weekend and lots of Easter eggs,too.

    May you and your family have a wonderful Easter!
    Take care!

    Apr 12, 2006 | 9:14 am

  5. Lei says:

    hahahahha!!! i was also wondering what on earth those things are; hopefully MM will enlighten us once he gets to read these comments.

    Apr 12, 2006 | 10:03 am

  6. ana says:

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

    Apr 12, 2006 | 10:07 am

  7. kulasa says:

    These are corals and shells. MM is probably in his beach house basking in the sun and also slaving in his seaside kitchen. I can’t wait to see his next posts on what he prepared during this weekend.

    Happy Easter MM, Mrs. MM and the Kid.

    Apr 12, 2006 | 10:18 am

  8. juls says:

    pucha. kala ko some kind of seafood bisque or a new dessert with white chocolate and blueberry- corals pala.

    Oh well.

    Apr 12, 2006 | 12:13 pm

  9. Mila says:

    I like the blue coral on your photo, hard to find those dried and retaining the color. The only ones I find are the white dried coral, the last one I found reminded me of a shark.

    Apr 12, 2006 | 12:48 pm

  10. kusinero says:

    MM, you remind us to go in the beach. happy easter!!!

    Apr 12, 2006 | 2:56 pm

  11. Lizzie says:

    It’s the time of the year that I really wish I’m in Pinas. You could really feel the Semana Santa there. Our ancestral home is in Cubao, so we really savor this season as it is only during this time that Cubao experience tranquility you can almost touch!

    Apr 12, 2006 | 10:35 pm

  12. edee says:

    i agree, you can really feel ang holy week sa atin….here, i always have tp remind myself na holy week nga pala…..and the 1st time na nasa work ako on a Good Friday, was really, really strange…….

    Apr 12, 2006 | 10:46 pm

  13. relly says:

    Happy easter MM! Here,Monday is not working day! Though majority of them are atheist! Bizarre!

    Apr 13, 2006 | 3:52 am

  14. wysgal says:

    When I was still in school, Holy Week for me would mark the beginning of a two-month long vacation abroad with the entire family. Since I entered university (and started working) I haven’t taken anything longer than a two-week holiday!

    Happy Easter! =)

    Apr 15, 2006 | 2:35 pm

  15. Marketman says:

    You guys are too funny…the photo is of some coral that washed up on the beach in front of our cottage at Lagen Island in Palawan the last time we were there… I didn’t even realize the blue coral was rare…we didn’t take any of this coral home…just left it to nature… “clumped blueberries…” heeheehee.

    Apr 17, 2006 | 2:47 pm


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