13 Aug2008


You may be wondering WHAT in the world I am doing writing a post about a magazine with this cover photo of Amanda Griffin scantily clad, strategically wet and dripping with honey… But it is touted as “The Appetite Issue,” and you can’t judge a magazine by it’s cover, right? Actually, it’s a pretty eye-catching cover, so it is effective for stopping folks in their tracks at magazine stands. If I were in wet boxers and dripping with honey on the cover of a magazine, people would RUN AWAY from the newsstands! Hahaha. Rogue is a locally published glossy magazine of the chi-chi-est sort. Very high quality printing, high-brow articles, and chock-full of non-essential stuff. And the article about Ms. Griffin written by Apa Ongpin is well done, with photos galore. Marketmanila.com was mentioned in one of the early issues of Rogue last year, and again in this issue (August 2008), as one of six food blogs that blogger Wysgal frequents while surfing the net (she recently wrote about another potential plagiarism case by a major local newspaper in case that riles you as much as it does me)…


Thanks Wysgal for the mention! And the other five blogs mentioned are all interesting reads, including Franco et al at Table for Three, Please, Southbound.ph, Burnt Lumpia by Marvin, 80Breakfasts by Joey and No Special Effects by Manggy. Also in this issue of Rogue is an article and great photos by Neal Oshima of several of Manila’s top chefs today, and an article (albeit oddly written) that follows the journey tuna takes from the seas off of General Santos City to a market or restaurant in Seattle, as well as other food related articles. Nicely done overall. And totally worth the PHP180 price. Along with Town & Country, these have to be the two highest quality locally produced magazines on the market.




  1. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    Whoa!!! Truly appetizing….hehehehe (my apologies for the pun)

    Aug 13, 2008 | 7:45 am


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  3. Krizteene says:

    And with this I am assured we’ll be meeting new readers/fans of Marketmanila. That’s for sure! Thanks, Wysgal.

    Aug 13, 2008 | 7:50 am

  4. Topster says:

    MM, sorry to be off-topic but I once saw Amanda in 2004 and she looks a bit “different” from 4 years ago compared to Rogue’s cover. Could it be the honey? =)

    Anyway, as Krizteene pointed out you’ll be having more visitors to your blog in the future.

    Aug 13, 2008 | 8:19 am

  5. Marketman says:

    Topster, had dinner with a friend last night who looked at the cover of the magazine and said, “hmmm, it must be the make-up or something…” heehee, whatever that meant. Actually, I haven’t experienced a rise in readership lately (big jumps typically occur when featured on stumble upon, a newspaper, etc.), but maybe more folks will buy Rogue? :) I jest.

    Aug 13, 2008 | 8:35 am

  6. Apicio says:

    There was a time in India not too long ago when there was a strictly enforced interdict against ecdysiasts and to skirt this issue, they have instead wetness bars where the entertainers wear diaphanous clothing that were periodically doused with water. Honey would be a sweet and and even more titillating addition.

    Aug 13, 2008 | 9:17 am

  7. natie says:

    my,my,my,MM…fame and renown!! pls don’t leave us for the glossies.

    Aug 13, 2008 | 9:38 am

  8. Rico says:

    You’re becoming quite a celebrity/philanthropist. Kudos by the way on the feeding program!

    Aug 13, 2008 | 10:10 am

  9. drunkenlily says:

    hi MM! i like reading Rogue because most of its writers are pretty good, though with a dollop of chi-chi-ness. i loved their issue which was a tribute to the music industry and i would probably like the new issue as well since it’s about food and you’re included there!

    Aug 13, 2008 | 12:13 pm

  10. MarketFan says:

    I don’t only learn about food and cooking, I am also forced to look up the meaning of the word “ecydysiasts”. Thanks guys.

    Aug 13, 2008 | 12:45 pm

  11. Marketman says:

    MarketFan and Apicio, I had to look up the meaning as well. Now I can go out with buddies to have a few beers and say nonchalantly “isn’t that ecdysiast something else?” or with a fairly liberal crowd of dinner guests, post gout meal, “shall we have a game of ecdysiast poker?” hahahaha. I learned a new word today… definitely. drunkenlily, it is a chock-full of stuff magazine, nicely done. Rico, please celebrity/philantrophist nearly bad words around these parts… heehee. This blog has always had a charitable twist from its inception…

    Aug 13, 2008 | 12:50 pm

  12. Homebuddy says:


    Aug 13, 2008 | 2:45 pm

  13. joey says:

    I LOVED the Neal Oshima photos! Congratulations on the mention too!

    Aug 13, 2008 | 3:45 pm

  14. Katrina says:

    I think Rogue’s one of the best local magazines, leaving its competitors in the dust. So it’s quite worthy of having Marketmanila in its pages. :-)

    Aug 13, 2008 | 4:19 pm

  15. edel says:

    Mr. MM, maybe next time nasa FHM ka na rin, hehe.. more power!

    Aug 13, 2008 | 5:29 pm

  16. Apicio says:

    It’s a telling lesson on prudery isn’t it. The culture that produced the Kama Sutra disallowing common stripteasers. The book that gives you a headache if you try to figure out what goes where and a backache if you even partially put it into practice. But as an Indian friend says, we only wrote that book to sell scented oil to white people you know.

    Aug 13, 2008 | 7:57 pm

  17. britelite says:

    I will buy my first issue of Rogue because of you!

    Aug 13, 2008 | 9:49 pm

  18. home economist says:

    if i had the money, i would buy it. hehehe. :D

    Aug 13, 2008 | 10:40 pm

  19. nikka says:

    I guess it comes with being a grade school religion teacher, but the cover of the “appetite” issue makes me lose mine.

    Go ahead, use the word “prude,” I don’t mind. Wouldn’t you rather it be me taching your kids? Hahah

    Aug 14, 2008 | 1:50 pm

  20. Marketman says:

    nikka, it is a MAN’S magazine, after all… :)

    Aug 14, 2008 | 1:53 pm

  21. Lee says:

    let me go consult my ecdysiast about this issue.

    Aug 14, 2008 | 2:22 pm

  22. Lee says:

    very old stripper = ecydysiaster!

    Aug 14, 2008 | 2:26 pm

  23. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    I wonder if the honey is wild…..

    Aug 14, 2008 | 7:37 pm

  24. Apicio says:

    This reminds me of the Sharapova post that mostly elicited comments from guys. Btw, Artisan Chocolatier, any honey applied that way is ipso facto wild.

    Aug 14, 2008 | 8:58 pm

  25. Chinachix says:

    definitely will ask my brother in Manila to buy me a copy after this post. im totally intrigued by this magazine (same magazine who body painted Joey Mead in the Philippine flag for their cover right?)…

    Aug 14, 2008 | 10:18 pm

  26. chrisb says:

    With her pronounced “S” posture, she is not unlike a snake writhing in a state of ecdysis. Although honey will not provide relief, it stings on the skin, I heard.

    Aug 15, 2008 | 1:22 pm

  27. alicia says:

    what a cover! Had to do a triple take there. Congratulations on the feature. I agree with Katrina, Its a good magazine and its worthy of having Marketmanila !

    Aug 15, 2008 | 1:57 pm

  28. etin says:

    She is great in her pose, I collect all the magazine where amanda griffin is the featured model..Another collection to be added from rogue.. My Honey Dream..

    Aug 16, 2008 | 12:18 pm


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