20 Nov2007

If you were one of hundreds of Marketmanila.com readers who read this post on The Little Brown Book and quickly called Mae over at the school to reserve your copies, a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you. According to Mae, within a few days of that post, MM readers ordered a whopping 650 Little Brown Books by text. And gosh, are you among the lucky ones! The 4,000 copies are now SOLD OUT, and Mae has STOPPED accepting orders from MM readers. So please, if you have placed an order, remember to pick it up when they give you the go signal. This agenda will be a highly sought after present this holiday season, and you can’t buy it anywhere else. Now I am just a little bit surprised that only 350 or so shirts and totes have been picked up so far, leaving nearly 200 more as of this writing. I guess I have to do another 1 or 2 pick-up points and hope that readers who had previously indicated they wanted shirts and totes will be able to make it then… So far, The School Feeding Program has raised about PHP170,000 and I would like to keep it going until I get to about PHP220,000-250,000… so stay tuned for further distribution announcements in the weeks ahead. Again, thank you to all the readers for your generosity towards all of these charitable causes, between the books and the school feeding program, readers of this site have generated almost PHP400,000 towards various causes in the past week or two alone! Now THAT IS INDEED SOMETHING we can all be incredibly thrilled to be a part of! THIS IS A VERY NICE HINT of the TRUE SPIRIT of CHRISTMAS! Maraming Salamat!



  1. Bengski says:

    Sold out! That was fast.
    Its good I already got Mae’s confirmation.
    Am really happy to have been a part of all these!
    Thanks to you MM!

    Nov 20, 2007 | 3:40 pm


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  3. wendolene says:

    rats…foiled again!

    Nov 20, 2007 | 3:46 pm

  4. zeph says:

    MM, the early bird indeed catches the worm. I logged on early and saw your post about the little brown book and immediately got a confirmation text from Mae. I bet most MM readers bought more than just one copy like I did, to keep one for ourselves and give out the others as gifts.

    I’m sure the T-shirts and totes would do just as well if there were more pick-up points say in Makati hopefully beyond office hours (apart from overseas pinoys, yuppies, i believe, may conquer a significant share of your demographics.)

    MM, thanks for sharing with us these opportunities to give back to needy communities.

    Nov 20, 2007 | 4:01 pm

  5. marco says:

    Nyahaha! I think we ordered three little brown books and got Mae’s confirmation SMS. We can’t wait!
    We sure hope that the next pick up point is in Salcedo.

    Nov 20, 2007 | 4:03 pm

  6. sierra1 says:

    :( sorry i wasn’t able to go to the first 2 pick up points :( i’ll be waiting for the next one.

    Nov 20, 2007 | 4:08 pm

  7. Olive says:

    Hi MM! I’m one of those who said I will be getting 2 shirts and 1 tote; however, I was not able to go to S&R due to numerous errands I just had to do :( So sorry, but if there will be a QC pick-up point, I’ll be there!
    Right now, I’m just waiting for a confirmation from Mae for my copy of the book. Thanks and again, so sorry!

    Nov 20, 2007 | 4:09 pm

  8. Epi says:

    I have only recently received Mae’s confirmation but no text yet on where and when to pick up.
    I would love to get me a shirt or two, it’s just a matter of timing for me. I am hardly in manila. What to do la?

    Nov 20, 2007 | 4:34 pm

  9. asunta says:

    MM, I was calling Mae but she wasnt picking up. In case there is someone who fails to pick up his order, please put me on the waiting list.

    Nov 20, 2007 | 4:53 pm

  10. kiss says:

    yipee! i’m one of the lucky ones who received Mae’s confirmation for the little brown book =)

    Nov 20, 2007 | 4:53 pm

  11. elaine says:

    Am I LUCKY!!! I ordered a couple of the brown books last week or so and got a confirmation, twice…so now I’m on wait mode. I’m so thrilled!!!

    Nov 20, 2007 | 5:27 pm

  12. kikas_head says:

    I am another person who was unavailable the first two pickup points. If you need people to commit before setting up an additional pickup, I can. I am also another QC pickup hopeful (although I am sure most of your base is Makati which is we can hit as well).

    Nov 20, 2007 | 6:20 pm

  13. Nel says:

    Hmm… I got confirmation pero wala pang notice of when & where to pick it up. Hope I didn’t get lost amidst all the orders. =(

    Nov 20, 2007 | 7:54 pm

  14. MarketFan says:

    Eagerly awaiting next date and place for the t-shirt and tote distribution. Couldn’t make it to the first two dates due to a business trip. Thanks.


    Nov 20, 2007 | 8:37 pm

  15. joey says:

    Got mine today! Yay! :) It looks fantastic MM and worth every penny…a great plus that it’s going to a good cause :)

    Nov 20, 2007 | 9:05 pm

  16. pilar says:

    Weeeee!!! Lucky me! Thanks to MM, I was able to place my order asap! Like many of those who’ve received confirmation text messages from Mae, I too, am on wait mode (as elaine aptly puts it).

    Hope there’s a pick-up point here in Quezon City (crosses-fingers). Hehehe!

    Nov 20, 2007 | 9:11 pm

  17. TOPING says:

    MM, my sister just confirmed that she got my shirts and totes. I hope every avid site followers get theirs, too. I’m confident that given a few more distribution dates/venues, you’ll sell every one of the stuff. Salamat!

    Nov 20, 2007 | 10:19 pm

  18. Silly Lolo says:

    As a youngster, if I made Indian (no-show) with the barkada, I would be in deep doo-doo. There are still 200 T-shirts left so many of you made Indian! I am taking names and Cecile J has thousands more camels with fleas! No siree, you don’t want to be in deep doo-doo. Besides,it’s not about the shirts or totes, it’s about the kids and they need to eat!!

    Nov 20, 2007 | 10:22 pm

  19. suzette says:

    wasn’nt able to text mae, i’d like to get even one for the whole family to share :) kindly put me on the waiting list (if there’s any). thanks.

    Nov 20, 2007 | 11:06 pm

  20. allen says:

    Silly Lolo, yopu make me feel so guilty :( Sorry na po! I missed the Megamall pick-up (I overslept while dreaming of my new t-shirt & tote)… but I’ll wait for futurepick-up points. I guess people wasn’t able to go to Megamall because it was a weekday and Marketman wasn’t there to hand out the goodies ;)

    Nov 21, 2007 | 12:12 am

  21. erleen says:

    I still want to get a couple more shirts….pero Ipon mode muna =)

    Nov 21, 2007 | 1:50 am

  22. caryl says:

    I’m so happy (& lucky!) that I was able to read your post about the little brown book right away and was able to order 1 from Mae. I received her confirmation already & just waiting for the details. Thanks for this MM!ü

    Nov 21, 2007 | 2:00 am

  23. Jacob's Mom says:

    Marketman, I’m so sorry but my mom was unable to make it to the t-shirt/tote pick-up. She’s my only relative in the Phils and I guess I’ll just have to keep an eye out for when you host another one.

    Nov 21, 2007 | 5:36 am

  24. bedazzle says:

    lucky me, i got a confirmation from Mae via SMS for the little brown book but no message yet on the pick up point. my lucky stars must me smiling down on me ‘coz there are still t-shirts and tote bags left for me to pick up..yehey!!..hope you post a new pick up point soon and i also hope it’ll be somewher near QC..more power, MM!!

    Nov 21, 2007 | 7:04 am

  25. bedazzle says:

    btw, MM. may i ask you if my prize from the treasure hunt is still available? you said for me to remind you when you get back to manila. thanks!

    Nov 21, 2007 | 7:16 am

  26. Marketman says:

    bedazzle, I am still out of town… but yes, you can pick it up at the next announced pick up location…give me a few more days to get organized. Thanks.

    Nov 21, 2007 | 8:12 am

  27. MEK says:

    Little Brown Book sold out? Oh no…

    I got a text message from Mae (Nov.16) saying that my “order(s) has been placed 4 d little brown book. We will send you a message when & where you can get the book as well as the payment.”

    Was ecstatic when I got this text from her (since I placed my order a little late– was banking on winning your game! :p). But now I realize that she didn’t say my order was CONFIRMED and I’ve not gotten any instructions for pick up and payment.


    Nov 21, 2007 | 8:38 am

  28. mojito_drinker says:

    hi mm- i missed the pick up last time. if you still have some shirts/totes, i would love to buy some.

    Nov 21, 2007 | 9:00 am

  29. Liz Tolentino says:

    Already sold out?!!

    I texted Mae right after i read your post MM, and i was asking how i can get a copy considering im here in the province but she didn’t replied….
    Must be very busy…
    Sayang, sana next year makabili na ako…

    Nov 21, 2007 | 10:33 am

  30. maj says:

    Hi MM… Awaiting for the next schedule of shirt/tote pick-up. Sana makapunta na ako… sob.

    Nov 21, 2007 | 2:06 pm

  31. tinsi says:

    Good pm MM,
    Am back at the office with my two precious shirts. I can’t believe my luck! I was meaning to have them picked up by our messenger but I managed to arrange for a lunch meeting at the area so I can pick them up myself and what do you know? MM himself shows up!I cannot thank you enough for personally dropping them off at the pick up point and for the chance to participate in this charitable activity . Do let me know when you’re planning to bring back more totes so I can place my order. Have a good stay in Cebu!

    Nov 21, 2007 | 5:46 pm

  32. mian says:

    Hi! Am very much interested in the little brown book. How can avail?Thanks very much.

    Nov 22, 2007 | 8:47 am

  33. Marketman says:

    mian, as the post title states, the books are sold out… tinsi, it was good to meet you. I tried to meet everyone who picked up in Cebu unless I had a business meeting or was on some other engagement.. maj et al, I still have to work out more pick-up points.

    Nov 22, 2007 | 9:04 am

  34. noemi says:

    I was out of the country and unable to read my favorite blogs. Where can I get info regarding the totes?

    Nov 22, 2007 | 10:46 am

  35. Honey says:

    Hi MM! I’ve been a long-time fan. This is my first ever post in your site.

    I was wondering if there’ll be a second printing of the book. I’d really like to have one, and also I think it will be the perfect gift for my titas.


    Nov 22, 2007 | 3:39 pm

  36. Mae says:

    The Little brown book will be ready for pick up on Dec 1 & 8 (Saturday) at the lobby of PCPD Bldg 2332 Don Chino Roces Ext Taguig from 8-3 pm. Cash payments only. We will send you an SMS by next week. There are 203 people who reserved. Thank you. We still don’t know if there will be a reprint for the book.

    Nov 22, 2007 | 4:36 pm

  37. foodfarer says:

    MM, i got sick over the weekend so i wasn’t able to go to either the s&r and heel sew kwik pick ups. Will await announcement of new pickup points. Thanks.

    Mae, if there are enough new orders, will a new batch be reprinted? How many orders do you need to warrant a reprint? :)

    Nov 22, 2007 | 11:11 pm

  38. alicia says:

    I would really like a few more totes if you have them!

    Nov 23, 2007 | 11:13 am

  39. ms. foodie says:

    Hi, just want to ask if the pcpd bldg. is in the same compound where the Beacon school is?

    Nov 24, 2007 | 12:19 am

  40. CCA19 says:

    I hope they make reprints of the brown book. I would really want to get a couple for family and friends. Please marketman, request for a reprint :)

    Nov 24, 2007 | 4:39 am

  41. Jun says:

    Hi MM,
    Sorry I couldn’t make it to the 2 earlier pick-up points as I was out of town. Will make sure to drop by or at least send someone to the next pick-up point/date. And just in case you have a reprint of the little brown book, could you please put in an order of 2 copies for me? Cheers!

    Nov 24, 2007 | 12:54 pm

  42. Marketman says:

    Jun, I suspect some folks won’t pick up their orders so you may want to check with Mae in a couple of weeks if there are extras. CCA, there may be extras. ms foodie, yes, it is in the same compound. Alicia, will email you separately… To all that need additional pick-up points, they are being arranged…thanks!

    Nov 24, 2007 | 2:56 pm

  43. elaine says:

    Beacon School…have no clue. Any landmarks??? Thanks.

    Nov 25, 2007 | 8:21 pm

  44. consol says:

    yay! a chance to get the tee and tote! i was unable to go to s&r due to work demands. hopefully i can make it to the next pickup point.

    Nov 26, 2007 | 11:58 am

  45. Claire says:

    I received your confirmation last Nov.15. Am still waiting for your instructions as to when and where may I pick up the “little treasure”. Me and my sister are so excited to see these books.

    Nov 27, 2007 | 9:14 am


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