18 Oct2007


Geez, imagine my shock when I saw this trio of puffed up chests at a market with various marketmanila.com charity shirts on…. Heehee. These are actually my first sample shirts, using different t-shirt suppliers and the results of the first silk-screen. Some were rather small, hence the Johnny Bravo effect. I have decided to go just black and white (sorry Lee) as it gets complicated with the colors and it takes longer to dry, and I have contracted with a small cottage industry type supplier… At any rate, what do you think? I happen to LOVE all of them. Though I still think I might just keep the “Mayonnaise” one just for myself…


Marketmaniac works out really well…


This shirt benefits from Apicio’s suggestion to change “lately” to “today.”


Lee’s original “suki” shirt is also a hit!


The mayonnaise one is still cute, but silkscreeners screwed up the design…


All shirts will have this on the back. And I am still working on the market tote bag in cacha.

Off to Divisoria tomorrow to buy some 350 or so shirts… I definitely think total shirts and totes will be limited to 500 pieces!



  1. Chinachix says:

    Fashyon! I love Marketmaniac and Suki! They would come in different sizes, won’t they?

    Oct 18, 2007 | 8:55 pm


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  3. Em Dy says:

    Hi MM. Chanced upon a blog post about cacha bags. I have no association with them. Just read that it’s an advocacy. Check out Luntian Bags here.

    Oct 18, 2007 | 8:56 pm

  4. Marketman says:

    Em Dy, yes, a reader sent me that link, they look great, but I had already ordered a similar bag at the same price so I am waiting for those… shucks, next time I will know better. chinachix, yes, there will be some sizes but it will be first come first serve for sizes…

    Oct 18, 2007 | 8:58 pm

  5. joey says:

    They look great! I like marketmaniac :) Can’t wait to see the market tote!

    Oct 18, 2007 | 9:04 pm

  6. elaine says:

    I presume the shirts would come in either black black or a lighter black, either way it’s cool. I’ll definitely get a black and white, sana meron siyang ladies’ sizes, or is it a free size….can’t wait for the tote!

    Oct 18, 2007 | 9:13 pm

  7. Cookie says:

    Love it!! Love the mayonnaise one!! Great, MM! I’m so excited, what is the time table for completion?

    Oct 18, 2007 | 9:16 pm

  8. MegaMom says:

    I like Suki! WHO are those buff models? Or is that the illusion of black? hehehe…

    Oct 18, 2007 | 9:38 pm

  9. mikelinparis says:

    told my brother to get me a shirt i can wear proudly here in paris! can’t wait..

    Oct 18, 2007 | 10:07 pm

  10. munchkinmommy says:

    hi MM. i don’t really care what t-shirt i get as i like them all. :D i’ll need the tote as well please! :) my mom’s gonna come over for the christmas holidays so she can bring my market manila loots. hee hee!

    Oct 18, 2007 | 10:46 pm

  11. Dennis says:

    Black on White is my personal choice but both the grey and black shirts look just fine. And I’d kill for the “mayonnaise”!!

    Oct 18, 2007 | 11:01 pm

  12. eustressor says:

    love the suki shirt! can’t wait to see the sample market tote bag =)

    Oct 18, 2007 | 11:11 pm

  13. bijin says:

    i like the mayo one! can you like do that one? that would be the biggest joke of all since i’ve never done one from scratch. it’s because of the raw egg thingy….but that would be hilarious!

    Oct 18, 2007 | 11:14 pm

  14. tulipfleurs says:

    Hello MM! Black and white works for me and the soon to be tote bags too! :-) Since I’m here the states, how would I go about making the donation? I’m sure I can have one of my cousins pick up the t-shirt(s) and tote bag(s) somewhere in Manila? Also, since it is limited to 500 pieces, will this be limited only one per “blogger?” :-) Thanks, and hope all is well, and on another note, it sounds like “the kid” had a marvelous birthday. Hope all her dreams and wishes came true and many more birthday blessings to come!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 12:01 am

  15. danney league says:

    MarketManiac and Suki are both nice. I grew up in the market. We used to have a store in San Andres and the smell of the market always excite my desire to put up a store again.

    Please save me 4 t shirts large size of suki and marketmaniac. how do i send the money order

    Oct 19, 2007 | 12:20 am

  16. odette says:

    I like the “SUKI” shirt. When do we get to order? I want to make suse i get one.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 12:22 am

  17. Maria Clara says:

    All shirts look great – they rock. Glad to know you started the wheel on this worthy project and awaiting further notice.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 1:37 am

  18. erleen says:

    save me one Mayonnaise shirt!!!!

    waiting for the tote bags as well!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 2:34 am

  19. The Steak Lady says:

    The shirts look great MM! =) Looking forward to ordering, and i hope i make it to your quota =)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 2:54 am

  20. Andrei says:

    Hmmm baby tees! Are those pecs the effect of going to the gym or is it because you’re holding in your breath? HARHAR

    Oct 19, 2007 | 3:29 am

  21. moni says:

    The black and white t-shirts look great. Let us know when those will be available. I need two t-shirts and a tote bag.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 5:07 am

  22. dizzy says:

    wow the bodies, i mean shirts, look great :-p

    Oct 19, 2007 | 6:34 am

  23. Marketman says:

    My models are my crew and myself. A whole lot of breath holding and stomach sucking going on… looks good di ba? But normally, the stomachs are by far bigger… :)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 6:36 am

  24. marco says:

    “A whole lot of breath holding and stomach sucking going on” Haha! I’ll bet you’re the one wearing the marketmaniac shirt!?

    Oct 19, 2007 | 7:51 am

  25. chubby says:

    The shirts look great!! and u have a fabulous body MM!! :)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 8:05 am

  26. Trina says:

    They all look very nice. I want one Mayo shirt and one tote bag. Please, please continue printing the Mayo shirt. Ask the silkscreeners to fix the design. =P

    Oct 19, 2007 | 8:09 am

  27. Lei says:

    The shirts look great! Oh, and I had a blast laughing at the comments about the breath holding technique.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 8:14 am

  28. Duday says:

    The shirts are amazing, but I like the tote bag, how could I get one for me as a souvenir? super thanks MM.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 8:20 am

  29. Bengski says:

    All the shirts are fabulous! I’d go for the “Have you been to the market today?” and “Suki”.

    Galing mo MM!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 8:25 am

  30. edel says:

    nice shirts! can’t wait for the totes though :)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 8:48 am

  31. kaoko says:

    I still think it’s mayonnaise for the win, pero I’ll settle for suki :D

    Oct 19, 2007 | 8:59 am

  32. titashi says:

    i bet you were wearing/modeling the “I beat my eggs…” shirt MM! hehehehe….thanks for the update. all looks good to me can’t wait to get one or two for myself : )

    Oct 19, 2007 | 9:12 am

  33. ratacutie says:

    I wish you would “share” the mayonnaise one with us. I’d love to get that one for my husband. ;p It would also go well with us girls with lots of BALLS (in my company, a lot of women are tougher than the men)…but some people might not get the joke. :) I would love a cacha bag as well…I think I’m beginning to have a collection. I have 2 already of different kinds. ;p No shirt sizes for babies/kids?

    Oct 19, 2007 | 9:21 am

  34. CecileJ says:

    Yeah, Dizzy n MM, GREAT BODS! (Esp the one wearing the grey shirt. Is he guapo as well?…or is that you, MM? ;-)

    I like them all! Please have them in ladies sizes! Puhleeez! (And I hope the orders that we put in during the previous post will be considered as good already.)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 9:30 am

  35. divine says:

    Hello MM!

    When will the shirts be available in manila? This is a very good cause! I am based in Bacolod- and hope that I can arrange someone to get a shirt/tote bag for me…

    Oct 19, 2007 | 9:30 am

  36. CecileJ says:

    My guess is you’re the one wearing the Have You Been to The Market Today tee cos of the friendship bracelet on the wrist…

    Oct 19, 2007 | 9:32 am

  37. MRJP says:

    Nice looking shirts!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 9:54 am

  38. Queen B says:

    I like the suki and marketmaniac design… keep us posted when it will be available. Thanks! Also interested in the tote bags…

    Oct 19, 2007 | 9:55 am

  39. millet says:

    so that’s why makati med reported picking up three guys who fainted from breath-holding..and they were all wearing sexy shirts daw!

    kidding aside, the shits look great! can’t wait to have my marketmaniac shirt!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 10:01 am

  40. crissy says:

    Wow, MarketMan is looking buff!

    The shirts are cute! My favorites are the first two :)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 10:04 am

  41. gansilagan says:

    How do we order? I want some for my family and to send to friends in the US who are MM addicts! Will they come out in baby tees size? My teenage girls will surely be thrilled to have their own MM shirts to show off to their friends. Can’t wait to see the tote bags!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 10:10 am

  42. choy says:

    very nice.put me down for a couple, if possible. I like marketmaniac and suki-large pls. thanks!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 10:27 am

  43. arlene says:

    Hi MM,

    I like them all, I wget them all for my whole family…

    Oct 19, 2007 | 10:48 am

  44. CecileJ says:

    Just a thought: ang suwerte ng Market! Market! cos they are going to gain publicity too when we wear this shirt. After all, many know about Marketmanila but much more know Market! Market!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 10:56 am

  45. Jaja says:

    Can’t wait to get one… Funny yung mayonnaise! =)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 11:40 am

  46. Jennifer says:

    Hey MM! I live in Divisoria and we have a shirt factory. Meet up? :)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 12:09 pm

  47. Marisa says:

    I like the marketmaniac. How do I get the shirts and tote? I’ll be home in December pa!!! Hmmm…. have you decided on the price yet? Parang I want to give it away this Christmas… depending on my budget suki… hehehe

    Oct 19, 2007 | 1:19 pm

  48. john paul sarabia says:

    yehey we have mm shirts already. i like the egg thing.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 1:21 pm

  49. chad says:

    Please reconsider the “Mayonnaise”. Id definitely get one.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 1:22 pm

  50. Raneli says:

    Nakakatuwa naman ang mga designs mo. Thumbs up! Dying to get a hold of your T’s and bags soonest. Its already a winner!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 1:30 pm

  51. mojito_drinker says:

    i like “marketmaniac” and “have you been to the market today?”

    Oct 19, 2007 | 2:55 pm

  52. Blaise says:

    I like the Have You Been To The Market Today.. :)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 3:00 pm

  53. bedazzle says:

    Great t-shirts, MM! I like marketmaniac and the mayonnaise at syempre yung tote bags din. Wish I’d be able to read about it early enough para makakuha ako because I’m sure these will be selling like hotcakes. Sana din meron kayong venue around QC, preferably trinoma :). Will it be first come, first served or will you consider the pledges we gave in an earlier blog?

    Oct 19, 2007 | 3:43 pm

  54. john paul sarabia says:

    i hope no one in this blog got hurt in makati bomb blast. i hope market man is safe.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 3:46 pm

  55. Marketman says:

    Yes, John, I too hope for the quick recovery of those hurt and sympathies to the families of those who were killed. This is terrible.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 3:51 pm

  56. ratacutie says:

    My husband and I passed the Glorietta Mall on our way back to the office from S&R. The blast JUST happened. Our office is very near Landmark. It was so disconcerting because if not for our baby’s milk that we needed to buy from S&R, my husband and I would have had lunch somewhere in Glorietta and done some grocery shopping in Landmark. God is good. I saw the pictures…it didnt look like LPG gas blast to me. The roof fell in can you imagine? The damages were quite extensive. In fact, it means no gym for us tomorrow.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 3:56 pm

  57. lee says:

    hello… will fix the egg mayonaisse thing by monday will try to make it eggish.. :)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 4:01 pm

  58. ratacutie says:

    Someone just asked me if this bombing in Glorietta might not have been a digressionary tactic of some people who would wish such digression at this time?

    Oct 19, 2007 | 4:15 pm

  59. zena says:

    Suki! Suki! Bili bili na kayo! I LOVE that shirt! Still conflicted over marketmania versus market today. I have to choose coz i only reserved 2! Dilemma, dilemma…

    Oct 19, 2007 | 4:17 pm

  60. jayjayv says:

    can i still order tote bags ? i agree with ratacutie that this may be a diversionary tactic . timing is truly suspicious

    Oct 19, 2007 | 4:46 pm

  61. Mia says:

    i like the suki and mayonnaise shirts =)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 5:56 pm

  62. jo says:

    Suki and marketmaniac for me. Love em!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 6:02 pm

  63. Bubut says:

    i’ll have the suki and ‘have u been in the market today’.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 6:24 pm

  64. marosee says:

    i love marketmaniac :-)

    Oct 19, 2007 | 7:03 pm

  65. kulasa says:

    WOW! Suki for me! Husay…. can’t wait. Just say when.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 9:10 pm

  66. tulip says:

    I like the mayo and marketmaniac, cool! Sana may baby tee.

    ratacutie, thank God you guys are safe. I was scheduled to meet somebody at the Glorietta 2 lunch time but had to cancel it around 12:30 pm since Im late. Turned out it was for good! The person I should be meeting is safe too. I pray for those who were affected. As for diversionary tactic…must be.

    Oct 19, 2007 | 9:29 pm

  67. cumin says:

    Uy, what’s this, the first re tshirts must’ve come out during the three weeks I didn’t have computer access. Is it too late to order? How much and how can I pay? I am definitely Suki!!!

    Oct 19, 2007 | 10:00 pm

  68. Belle says:

    Can I buy the macho guy wearing the shirt? :P

    Oct 19, 2007 | 10:49 pm

  69. ana says:

    love all the designs! please, please include me on your list. thanks! :)

    Oct 20, 2007 | 12:20 am

  70. wil-b cariaga says:

    hehe i still want the mayonnaise. . . and the marketmaniac. . . hope you’ll sell the mayo shirts. . . heehee

    Oct 20, 2007 | 1:31 am

  71. kevinn says:

    I want one, where do I sign up? Print the mayo! :D

    Oct 20, 2007 | 7:10 am

  72. Silly Lolo says:

    Belle: Sorry but Megamom has first dibs on the buff, macho guys! Of course all bets are off if Megadad find sout.

    Oct 20, 2007 | 10:02 am

  73. Candygirl says:

    I like the subtlety of suki. It would be cool to walk around and meet the other marketmaniacs out there. Don’t be shy to say hi!

    Oct 20, 2007 | 11:45 am

  74. myra_p says:

    Silly Lolo, there are three guys in the pic so Megamon and Belle can make bato-bato-pick for the two other non-MM macho men. LOL.

    Diversionary tactics is the first thing that came to mind yesterday. Think Wag The Dog. It was good to see Fernando Zobel there though, and hear him pledge all the financial help the victims needed. Goes to show you really cant rely on the government (which has pledged nothing except “promises”).

    Oct 20, 2007 | 3:34 pm

  75. blue says:

    cool shirts! i like the marketmaniac,suki and mayo shirts!

    Oct 20, 2007 | 5:01 pm

  76. melody says:

    marketmaniac baby tee for me! but i’d rather have it in black than grey. and totes, too.

    btw, nice bods :)

    Oct 21, 2007 | 8:29 am

  77. wysgal says:

    Great progress! Would love to get a shirt (or two, or three) and tote bag.

    Oct 21, 2007 | 9:57 am

  78. artisan chocolatier says:

    MM, please reserved me 4 tshirts and a tote bag. Where can I pay and pick up here in Cebu.

    You can also count on 4 people (My Wife, Teenage Son and Daughter, and myself) as volunteers in the public school program here in Cebu.

    Oct 21, 2007 | 3:34 pm

  79. lee says:

    sent you email… mayo design fixed

    Oct 22, 2007 | 8:18 am

  80. SimplePleasure says:

    mm, will the tote have the same designs? any particular colors available???

    Oct 22, 2007 | 9:50 am

  81. Marketman says:

    SimplePleasure, totes are in natural cacha only, with suki logo and marketmanila.com address only. No color variations. lee, thanks, I replied by email…

    Oct 22, 2007 | 9:58 am

  82. Zita says:

    Can I have one too? Bag and shirt. Please :D

    Oct 22, 2007 | 8:20 pm

  83. Edik says:

    mayonnaise. mayonnaise. mayonnaise! plus marketmaniac pleaseeeee.

    i was asking where i can give my donation for the feeding program this christmas (and so i can also have my shirts) but so far there has been no response.


    Oct 23, 2007 | 2:39 am

  84. Marketman says:

    Edik did you send an email that was unanswered? At any rate, the donations will be accepted at 3-4 locations in Makati, Mandaluyong and maybe Quezon City on specified dates this November. I am still finalizing locations. I will post details when available. Thanks.

    Oct 23, 2007 | 6:55 am

  85. 3.1416 says:

    hi! is it too late to reserve 1 suki shirt? hope it can come in a ladies’ baby-tee size. if not, i guess i’ll have to give one to my bf instead… hope to hear from you soon! great project, btw!

    Oct 23, 2007 | 2:37 pm

  86. Marketman says:

    3.1416 There are no baby tees. I will announce pick-up points in the weeks ahead and you can get a shirt on a first come first serve basis then…

    Oct 23, 2007 | 3:56 pm

  87. Epi says:

    I like the Mayo shirt

    Oct 23, 2007 | 5:32 pm

  88. suzette says:

    how about a pick-up point somewhere in alabang for us southern belles (and balls :) hehehe)thanks in advance!

    Oct 29, 2007 | 9:42 pm

  89. rose aka sofia says:

    I’m so out of the loop. MM, meron pa ba?

    Nov 28, 2007 | 12:33 pm

  90. Sheila M. Basbas says:

    hi! can you give me the contact number of your tshirt supplier? Im based in Naga City.

    Thank you.


    Jan 5, 2008 | 3:32 pm

  91. Marion Bernardo says:

    Hi! Great shirts! I was just wondering if you could give me your contact for the t-shirts and the silk-screening. We’re thinking of venturing in that kind of business, but catering to babies and kids in particular. I would very much appreciate it. Thanks so much.

    Jun 1, 2008 | 10:26 am

  92. Marketman says:

    Marion, sorry, I am away from Manila without my contacts list. You can find several suppliers on Juan Luna Street in Divisoria with t-shirts and who do the silkscreening.

    Jun 1, 2008 | 12:56 pm

  93. felisse soriano says:

    hey, great shirts! who is your tshirt supplier and printer? i would appreciate it if you email me their contact details at feliiisse@yahoo.com, or contact me at 0917 5180781. we are organizing a school event, and are considering tshirts as souvenirs. thank you very much! :)

    Jul 27, 2008 | 9:55 pm


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