20 Aug2008

vilebrequin

Today is my birthday, as several readers have kindly remembered, and have already started leaving greetings on previous posts, so many thanks to all of you! I am taking the rest of the day off from blogging… Nothing fancy is planned today, just a simple dinner at home, with a once-a-year Thomas Keller onion soup in the works (I made it last year for my birthday as well), some salmon in a potato crust and a green salad. And for Marketman’s birthday goody? A pair of Vilebrequin’s with orange octopus(es) or is it octopi? on a lime green background. I have been eyeing Vilebrequin’s for the past 20 or so years but couldn’t get myself to plonk down the increasingly outrageous prices they were asking for these chi-chi swimming trunks from the South of France. But a 70% off sale at itsie-bitsie at Rockwell a couple of weeks ago meant The Kid and Mrs. MM could acquire them with 70% less guilt. Heeheehee. If they are good enough for George Clooney to wear while driving his wooden speedboat on Lake Como (Vanity Fair), then they are good enough for me…heeheehee. With all of the rain we are experiencing this morning, I could probably swim to the grocery!

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Beng says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. MarketMan!
    May you have a lot more to come.
    God bless!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:43 am

     
  2. Monsters Inc. says:

    Happy Happy Birthday MM! :-)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:47 am

     
  3. charmaine says:

    happy birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:54 am

     
  4. Lenlen S. says:

    I wish you all the riches today: TIME (is gold), HEALTH (is wealth), FAMILY (is treasure), FRIENDS (are blessings) and GOD (is fullness of life & love). Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:58 am

     
  5. Xed says:

    Happy birthday MM!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:00 am

     
  6. joyce says:

    happy birthday MM! :D i hope you enjoy your special day!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:00 am

     
  7. Quillene says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    From one August born to anouther, may the rains continue to deluge you with blessings and great food finds the coming year!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:00 am

     
  8. Noel says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!

    Seize the day!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:01 am

     
  9. Liz Tolentino says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Marketman!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:01 am

     
  10. butchick says:

    ….to our big boss…Sir James Bond….A GREETINGS OF HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU…with lot of love and prayers for your long life…from your CEBU Office staffs!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:03 am

     
  11. anna says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:03 am

     
  12. anna says:

    …and MM, I hope you’d post a picture of you wearing your bday gift..hehe!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:07 am

     
  13. Lei says:

    Happy Birthday MM! Hope you have more wonderful days ahead of you as you are a very good person.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:07 am

     
  14. Fabian says:

    Happy Birthday Marketman, Happy Birthday Marketman, Happy Birthday Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday Marketman!

    Woo woo woo!

    Have a good stylish chi-chi and chic day :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:13 am

     
  15. Carlo says:

    Happy Birthday MM and I wish you good health!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:16 am

     
  16. T19 says:

    Happy, happy!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:40 am

     
  17. katring says:

    Happy Birthday MM! More good eats for you!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:46 am

     
  18. ECC says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:50 am

     
  19. Fran Magbual says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:54 am

     
  20. skyemermaid says:

    happy birthday :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:55 am

     
  21. marz ni ravi says:

    Maligayang kaarawan MM! =)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:04 am

     
  22. sonny sj says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:11 am

     
  23. Pebs says:

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:20 am

     
  24. nicole says:

    happy birthday, marketman! May God bless you more!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:27 am

     
  25. odie says:

    Happy Birthday po!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:27 am

     
  26. Chris Zaens says:

    Continue educating us how to be human. Birthday cheers, MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:33 am

     
  27. bagito says:

    Happy birthday, MM! Wishing you many happy returns!!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:35 am

     
  28. GigiQ says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:41 am

     
  29. Vicky DeR says:

    Happy birthday MM! May all your wishes come true.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:45 am

     
  30. mars says:

    happy birthday, MM. wish you all the best

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:55 am

     
  31. shalimar says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAKE IT TO THE 100TH AS THE GREEKS SAY…
    hmm I know how much those shorts cost… I love their shops in St Tropez and Cannes

    Aug 20, 2008 | 12:13 pm

     
  32. chrisb says:

    Wishing you all the best on your birthday, MM! May all your dreams come true, soon ;)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 12:18 pm

     
  33. chrisb says:

    Wishing you all the best on your birthday, MM! May your dreams soon come true ;)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 12:20 pm

     
  34. RobKSA says:

    Happy birthday MM, here’s wishing for more birthdays to come.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 12:23 pm

     
  35. Carmina says:

    Hi MM, happy birthday. Maybe you can feature the gifts that have received on your birthday :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 12:25 pm

     
  36. Cathy says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 12:26 pm

     
  37. nina says:

    Happy Birthday, Marketman! I hope that you’ll have a fun-filled and blessed birthday. Haven’t been leaving comments lately but I always read your every post :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 12:31 pm

     
  38. teth says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 12:40 pm

     
  39. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    MM, HAPPY BeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeR-DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 1:14 pm

     
  40. Ning says:

    Happy Birthday, Marketman! Wishing you more blessings to come!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 1:15 pm

     
  41. sunset says:

    Yiheee it’s ur day! Enjoy d day! Happy birthday‼‼ ♪♫♪♫

    Aug 20, 2008 | 1:28 pm

     
  42. Queen B says:

    Happy happy Birthday Marketman!!!

    Blessings and Good health to you always.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 1:35 pm

     
  43. rocoi says:

    have a wonderful happy birthday, MM! :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 1:47 pm

     
  44. joey says:

    Happy birthday!!! :) Love the swimming trunks…my boss’s fave too :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 1:50 pm

     
  45. Maricel says:

    Happy Birthday MM! An abundance of God’s blessing for you and your family.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 1:54 pm

     
  46. clarissa says:

    Happy Birthday, MM! Nice swimwear! ;) You truly have the Vilebrequin spirit. heehee =p

    Aug 20, 2008 | 2:20 pm

     
  47. edel says:

    happy birthday, MM!!! many more birthdays and vilebrequin’s to come! =D

    Aug 20, 2008 | 2:40 pm

     
  48. Katrina says:

    The shorts are adorable! Vilebrequin has such vibrant prints and colors — they surely brightened today’s gray skies for you. Hope you’re having a perfectly happy birthday, MM! :-)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 3:21 pm

     
  49. Lex says:

    Have a great birthday and live it up!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 3:27 pm

     
  50. Cynch says:

    Happy birthday! Many more blessings to come!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 3:37 pm

     
  51. Emily says:

    Joyeux anniversaire MM! And enjoy your new crankshafts (which is what “vilebrequin” is in French – unusual name for shorts, to say the least!)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 3:39 pm

     
  52. lee says:

    happy birthday. may the octopi share your birthday pie.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:01 pm

     
  53. chinkee says:

    Many happy returns of the day MM and as always, our thanks for this blog :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:02 pm

     
  54. Digs says:

    Happy birthday MM! All the best…

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:19 pm

     
  55. Em Dy says:

    Happy birthday MM! And why should George Clooney have all the fun, di ba?

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:24 pm

     
  56. Cherry Pie says:

    Happy Birthday MM!!!!!!!!!! Cheers!!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:33 pm

     
  57. home economist says:

    maligayangmaligayang bati sa iyong kaarawan! :D

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:34 pm

     
  58. virgie says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    You’re another year more handsome….

    Being another year older is just incidental.

    Enjoy your special day!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:43 pm

     
  59. Rhea says:

    Happy Birthday, MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:48 pm

     
  60. mary joan says:

    happy birthday MM. may the gods of gastronomy grant you all your palate’s desires!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:49 pm

     
  61. edee says:

    maligayang bati sa iyong kaarawan :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:50 pm

     
  62. angeline says:

    happy birthday, MM!!! Stay happy and healthy always…

    Aug 20, 2008 | 4:55 pm

     
  63. meekerz says:

    Happy happy birthday! :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:07 pm

     
  64. melissa says:

    Hi MM happy happy birthday!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:10 pm

     
  65. Vanessa says:

    Chiming in! Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburstag! :-)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:12 pm

     
  66. macpower says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:15 pm

     
  67. leira says:

    Joyeux anniversaire ! Dieu vous bénissent !

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:16 pm

     
  68. millet says:

    all this rain only means more blessings, MM…..and more lechons! have another fabulous year ahead.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:30 pm

     
  69. carina says:

    weeeeeeeeeee….happy birthday! pa-burger ka naman, burger! burger! hehehe. God bless you and your family :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:32 pm

     
  70. lynley says:

    happy birthday, marketman.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:37 pm

     
  71. josie r. illescas says:

    Hi ! havent seen you at saturday market, happy, happy birthday!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:41 pm

     
  72. Kristine says:

    Never mind the rain, have a smashing happy birthday, MarketMan!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:51 pm

     
  73. mardie c",) says:

    maayong adlaw’ng nataw-han MM!!!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 5:59 pm

     
  74. sonia says:

    happy birthday!!! i just knew, you had to be leo! for those real good, hard to find but to die for brands, count on itsie bitsie

    Aug 20, 2008 | 6:01 pm

     
  75. sonia says:

    happy birthday MM. i just knew — you HAD to be a leo.

    for those hard to find but to die for brands, count on itsie bitsie

    Aug 20, 2008 | 6:03 pm

     
  76. Alan says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!! Nice trunks!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 6:17 pm

     
  77. mojito_drinker says:

    happy birthday mm!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 6:24 pm

     
  78. Candygirl says:

    Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 6:30 pm

     
  79. Avic says:

    Happy Birthday, MM! May the Lord shower you with His abundant blessings as you continue to be a blessing to others. Enjoy!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 6:39 pm

     
  80. elda says:

    Happy Birthday!!! May God’s blessing be with you always.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 6:50 pm

     
  81. maddie says:

    happy birthday! cool trunks!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 6:57 pm

     
  82. kasseopeia says:

    Happy happy birthday, Marketman! May you have many many more years of happiness, good health, and time to spend with your family, friends and your faithful readers.

    Nice trunks, by the way!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 7:22 pm

     
  83. evel says:

    happy birthday MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 7:23 pm

     
  84. Maria says:

    Bonne fête,MM!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 7:57 pm

     
  85. noes says:

    happy birthday.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 8:06 pm

     
  86. melody says:

    happy birthday, MM! :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 8:07 pm

     
  87. Cathee says:

    Hello MM! Happy, happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a blast in your Octopus trunks! By the way, your Mangosteen Jam is exquisite!!! Mila brought me a jar during her trip here last week. My son enjoyed it the most!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 8:11 pm

     
  88. shang says:

    happy birthday! wishing you all best in life!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:01 pm

     
  89. trinam says:

    Happy Birthday MM!!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:01 pm

     
  90. kitkathie says:

    Happy Birthday MM. More Power

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:10 pm

     
  91. iris says:

    Happy Birthday, MM! :D

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:11 pm

     
  92. britelite says:

    You deserve all the joys that life can bring!Hoppity birthday MM.Happy to have found you.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:36 pm

     
  93. Thel says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MM! You are the coolest foodie. Bless your heart always.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:38 pm

     
  94. alicia says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:40 pm

     
  95. estella says:

    happy birthday!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 9:51 pm

     
  96. rianne says:

    happy birthday Mr. MarketMan!!!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:01 pm

     
  97. annette says:

    HUH???? Birthday mo MM?? Maligayang Kaarawan po!! May the LORD shower you with all the goodness in life. More blogging!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:01 pm

     
  98. MrsKookie says:

    It’s already been a year? :) I remember greeting you last year! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARKETMAN! God bless you always :)

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:04 pm

     
  99. The Steak Lady says:

    Happy happy Birthday MM! :D May you have all your heart (and tummy’s) desire ;-) Have a great one!

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:40 pm

     
  100. Rowi says:

    MANY HAPPY CULINARY RETURNS OF THE DAY, Marketman! Wishing you the best of the lot! Love your swimming trunks – when will you show them off?

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:54 pm

     
  101. mitsy says:

    hello there! I’m an fan and avid lurker :) but today’s your birthday so ….happy happy birthday marketman and may god bless you and your family. nice swimsuit pala…kelangan ng pag gagamitan? EL NIDO I’ve read that you have already been to coron palawan a couple of times already but you really must try visiting el nido , IT IS GREAT ,and to see the really beautiful secret beaches and reefs , i suggest you forgo the expensive resorts and just let Mr. bankero lead the way… happy birthday

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:56 pm

     
  102. Apicio says:

    Unlike eels that are slippery if not shocking to catch, octopussies are elusive and stubborn in a different way. As soon as you get hold of a few of its tentacles the free ones hang on fast to rock crevices. The trick is to boink it on the head whereupon the tentacles will instinctively feel for its concussion in unison leaving you free to then pick up the bunched up handy parcel. Btw, your swimming shorts depicts the abbreviated six footed version found only along Côte d’Azur.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 10:59 pm

     
  103. Mangaranon says:

    Happy, happy birthday!

    You were a schoolmate of my sister’s in International School and your wife, her classmate.

    Your wife is also a first-cousin of close family friends of ours.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:03 pm

     
  104. chinachix says:

    happy birthday MM! cheers, and here’s to many more culinary adventures…

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:04 pm

     
  105. noemi says:

    Happy Birthday! Cheers. May you continue to receive more blessings.

    Aug 20, 2008 | 11:44 pm

     
  106. Mikky says:

    happy birthday… thanks for sharing your good finds with us…

    Aug 21, 2008 | 12:09 am

     
  107. natie says:

    Happy birthday one more time!!! i guess it would be too much to ask to see you in that lime green suit huh?? God Bless, MM

    Aug 21, 2008 | 12:16 am

     
  108. Lety says:

    Happy Birthday, MM!

    Thank you for giving us joy everytime we read your blog.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 12:22 am

     
  109. Lou says:

    Happy birthday MM! Thank you for entertaining and sharing with us your experiences and knowledge everyday. It’s fun and may you have more happy birthdays to come.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 12:29 am

     
  110. EbbaMyra says:

    Maulan ang birthday mo, that means maulan din ang blessings. Look naman ang mga well wishers.. that should make you happy ha. Isama mo na rin ako sa mga bumabati sa inyo.. and.. many more..

    Aug 21, 2008 | 12:49 am

     
  111. heather acq says:

    happy birftday!
    hopia have many more!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 12:51 am

     
  112. navyGOLF says:

    Happy happy birthday MM!!! God bless you and your family always. You are doing the Lord’s work in the area of food, and overall health and wellness, making life exciting and meanigful. Keep it up! I will now be keen on the look out for that shorts design while outdoors and maybe,in the malls if you feel like being sexy in that beach wear, so at least I can whistle and greet you : p

    Aug 21, 2008 | 1:41 am

     
  113. Muan Jai says:

    Happy Birthday MM!!!!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 1:45 am

     
  114. Myra P. says:

    Happy birthday to you, me and FPJ :) Has it really been a year since that French Onion Soup post?

    Aug 21, 2008 | 1:48 am

     
  115. alilay says:

    happy birthday mr. MM

    Aug 21, 2008 | 2:27 am

     
  116. lucadong says:

    happy birthday, Marketman!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 3:25 am

     
  117. cakestar says:

    happy birthday! may you be blessed with more ideas for this blog. thank you for being so generous in sharing info about food and just about anything.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 5:16 am

     
  118. Jacob's Mom says:

    Happy na, birthday pa!!! Hope you had a good one.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 5:55 am

     
  119. Jacob's Mom says:

    happy na, birthday pa!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 5:57 am

     
  120. brenda says:

    Maligayang kaarawan!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 6:17 am

     
  121. brenda says:

    Maligayang Kaarawan po!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 6:20 am

     
  122. marisa says:

    happy happy birthday!!!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 6:32 am

     
  123. Jade186 says:

    Best wishes on your Birthday!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 6:48 am

     
  124. pulutan says:

    Have a wonderful day, Mr. MarketMan!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 6:54 am

     
  125. chunky says:

    happy, happy birthday mm! God bless you.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 6:57 am

     
  126. connie says:

    Sending my birthday cheers your way. Have a wonderful day!

    BTW, octopuses, octopi and octopodes are all acceptable plural form of octopus. Although Ask Jeeves, insists that octopodes in the most proper one to use.

    Now, Apicio forgot to add temperamental and hormonal to his description of octopussies, aside from elusive and stubborn. :o)
    More octopus-themed swimming shorts to come!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 7:44 am

     
  127. peterb says:

    Happy Birthday!!! More Good Health & Good Food to you!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 7:46 am

     
  128. consol says:

    man, i hope i’m not TOO late! am absolutely, positively sure that you had a blast! being with your loved ones is the best celebration ever. may your tribe increase, dear MM! i await more of your post. take care and my best regards.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 7:46 am

     
  129. Tricia says:

    Happy Birthday and Thank you!!!

    :)

    Aug 21, 2008 | 8:58 am

     
  130. Eileen Clement says:

    happy birthday, MM!!! God bless you and those you love, always!!! You and my daughter have the same birthday!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 9:00 am

     
  131. Marketman says:

    HI EVERYBODY!!! Thank you so much for that overwhelming amount of birthday cheer, and YES, Happy Birthday to all of you who were born on the 20th as well, including Myra P., FPJ and eileen’s daughter! Seriously, many thanks to everyone… And as for reading into the octopi… temperemental, hormonal, elusive and stubborn… hahahaha. I LOVE my trunks. But there is absolutely no chance you are going to see a photograph of me in them at the moment as I am feeling fat. Maybe in a few months… and with the help of adobe photoshop! :)

    Aug 21, 2008 | 9:16 am

     
  132. ichabod says:

    Happy Birthday Marketman!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 9:43 am

     
  133. Edwin D. says:

    Happy B-day.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 10:10 am

     
  134. Glecy says:

    Happr Birthday Nice trunks!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 10:27 am

     
  135. arseledios says:

    Belated happy birthday!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 11:58 am

     
  136. Joey in Dubai says:

    Happy birthday, MarketMan! May you have many more blogs to come……..

    Greetings from sunny Dubai!

    Aug 21, 2008 | 2:37 pm

     
  137. Lani says:

    HAPPY Birthday!!! Wish you more success in life and in your blog. Thanks for sharing us your culinary life.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 4:04 pm

     
  138. Umm_Jakob says:

    Long live, MM! May you have many more returns of the day.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 5:51 pm

     
  139. zena says:

    Happy birthday, MM! And may you have many more successful kitchen experiments in the years ahead.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 10:59 pm

     
  140. presentacion says:

    belated happy birthday MM! may all your plans succeed. God bless you & family.

    Aug 21, 2008 | 11:38 pm

     
  141. enteng says:

    Belated Happy Birthday MM!!! All The Best. :-)

    Aug 22, 2008 | 7:24 am

     
  142. Susan says:

    Belated Happy birthday! May you continue to enjoy good health, wealth and happiness always! God bless.

    Aug 22, 2008 | 8:54 am

     
  143. dragon says:

    Belated Happy birthday MM–I am back online. Have permanently (??) relocated to Melbourne. Left paradise (Noumea) for reality. The 18th was my daughter’s 21st and the 21st was my hubby’s birthday…Need time to settle so I can start reading your entries regularly.

    Aug 22, 2008 | 1:14 pm

     
  144. Ela says:

    Belated Happy Birthday MM!Good luck, good health and more posts….ingat lagi.

    Aug 23, 2008 | 12:33 pm

     
  145. Daisy says:

    Belated Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 23, 2008 | 5:49 pm

     
  146. Krizteene says:

    Belated happy birthday, MarketMan! Better late than never =) May He continue to bless your heart! You’re such a good soul. Great health to you, too and your family! Wish you all the best in life.

    Aug 24, 2008 | 1:25 pm

     
  147. suzette says:

    belated happy birthday mm! nice trunks… perfect to see together with your birthsuit :)

    Aug 24, 2008 | 7:06 pm

     
 

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