It took roughly 70+ man hours of work to complete this year’s gingerbread creation. And it is small compared with previous years houses. Every single member of Marketman & family’s household contributed something to this edition. Call it the bayanihan approach to gingerbread. An interesting mix of Western tradition with local design… And it will be on view a wider audience (for the first time ever) this Saturday night on the show “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” which is doing a Christmas special.
Rushing home from a business trip to Cebu, I got to our house 20 minutes after the GMA crew had arrived. This was a totally unrehearsed interview, at nearly 9 in the evening, after an extremely busy day that started at 4am in another city! I may cringe badly when it airs after all the atrocious answers I blathered on about. And they may just voice over all of my responses like they did with the lechon feature last year. :) Many thanks to the patient and professional crew from GMA. I am very uncomfortable in front of cameras but they made this about as bearable as it can get. My wish is that folks across the country and elsewhere focus on the gingerbread, the idea of family traditions, the wonder of making things with one’s own hands, and the memory triggering smells of spices and all things nice. NOT on Marketman. :)