09 Feb2009

Marketmanila passed the 2,000th post a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t even notice it at the time. I was thrilled when I managed to make 500 posts, here, and a bit more surprised when I got to a 1,000, here, but I did wonder at that point if I would ever make it to 2,000 or if the well of ideas would run dry… When I hit 1,000 posts in February 2007, this blog was 26 months old and readers logged on 2.7 million views from the day it was started. Two years later, I have managed to write another 1,000 posts (some serious, many food related, some silly, and others incendiary), keeping up a pace of 1.33 posts per day on average, for the last 4 years, and in the past two years, another 7.6 million page views were registered, for a total of 10 million plus since I started. Of course many millions of those page views were people who just lost their way to the blog and have never come back, but some 5,000-7,000 of you visit everyday or fairly often, logging in some 18,000 page views on a normal weekday. The numbers do amaze me, and I am stunned when they are reviewed in retrospect…

So I was even more amused, when I noticed I was linked in to a ranking of the Top 50 Filipino Blogs over at PinoyMoneyTalk, and it seems that during the last quarter of 2008, marketmanila.com was ranked the 22nd most visited Filipino blog, by Alexa rankings. Most of the other top blogs are computer gaming blogs, technology blogs, gossip blogs, portals or group sites, artista blogs, so it was a surprise to see marketmanila.com on that list. And marketmanila.com was the second largest gainer, rising 15 places on the ranking from the third quarter of 2008!

In the end, this isn’t a silly numbers game. It’s a personal and totally non-commercial blog. And I am just amazed by the number of “guests” it plays host to on a daily basis. The marketmanila.com community of readers is a special one, and I thank you all for coming back again and again. Marketman’s virtual “dining table” has grown by leaps and bounds, and only very rarely does an odd interloper come to dinner and I have to take out a fishpan and bop them on the head for shoddy manners. I hope I can continue to write and keep you amused, but for now, let me just say a big “thank you” from Marketman, family and crew!!! :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Rebecca says:

    Thank YOU- MM, family and crew, for all of these posts! This site is my way of keeping homesickness for the Philippines at bay. :)

    Feb 9, 2009 | 7:32 am

     
  2. betty q. says:

    …totally indebted to you, MM for bringing back childhood memories and those goodies we have been accustomed to making them no longer a distant memory for us here on the other side of the globe….

    YOU, Mrs. MM, the Teen, and your crew totally ROCK!!!!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 7:40 am

     
  3. rigellian says:

    Thank you, MarketMan, and congratulations! You shouldn’t be surprised that people flock to your intelligent and completely original view of the world. I am one of your usually-silent fans.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 7:58 am

     
  4. Quillene says:

    congratulations MM!

    This blog would not have been very interesting if it were not for your fluid writing style and the numerous exchanges of your regulars, and “super regulars” like bettyq, apicio and silly lolo!

    Cheers to more milestones ahead!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 8:04 am

     
  5. Maricel says:

    Thank you MM, for being the captain of this most wonderful blog. Thank you too to all the readers and commenters who have made this such a dynamic and responsive and caring blog. Proud to be a member of the MarketManila community!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 8:12 am

     
  6. anne says:

    Learned a ton in your blog. Congrats to your success and thank you for putting up an amazing blog like this! =)

    Feb 9, 2009 | 8:17 am

     
  7. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    MM, FAMILY, AND CREW…..PLEASE TAKE A BOW!!!!

    DAGHANG SALAMAT SA INYONG TANAN!!!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 8:24 am

     
  8. andykamatis says:

    I love reading your posts MM although this was only the second time I am posting a comment. Thank you for sharing with us your knowledge on anything and everything. And oh! I so loooove your great sense of humor. It gives me a chance to relax and laugh and treat the world lightly with all its problems and misery. More power and posts from you Mr. MM! Thank you once again.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:06 am

     
  9. Topster says:

    MM, I sincerely congratulate you for your amazing achievement. Not bad for a non commercial blog site. I guess the secret to your blog’s success is your honesty as a traveler, foodie and your appreciation of many things, oh, let’s add too the lively exchange you have with your blog visitors. You always offer fresh and exciting things, and speaking for myself I always look forward to each chance I open marketmanila.com. Keep up the good work!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:06 am

     
  10. Diwata says:

    KUDOS TO YOU MM, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR STAFF! YOU ENTERTAIN,YOU INFORM AND MOST IMPORTANTLY… YOU EDUCATE. YOU ARE A “MANA” FROM HEAVEN. MARAMING SALAMAT PO!!!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:10 am

     
  11. beth says:

    Congratulations!And thank you very much for sharing part of your life and experiences.You deserve all the best!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:14 am

     
  12. Queen B says:

    Thank you too MM! to your family and crew as well for keeping on with this blog. Really picked up on a lot of things over the years just by visiting your blog regularly. Keep it up!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:18 am

     
  13. tna says:

    Congratulations to you and the whole Marketmanila crew! Not only do I visit everyday but I take regular peeks in a day (the frequency of which might be MIS-interpreted as stalker-ish…he..he..he…)to see if there’s a new entry. Here’s wishing for more… and more… and more! ‘Di naman ako demanding :)

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:21 am

     
  14. ykmd says:

    Thank you MM for sharing your thoughts and experiences (and FOOD, of course!) with us on your blog. You well deserve that spot, and maybe next year you’ll be even higher on that list! :) I don’t have as much time to comment anymore, but I try to check your site everyday!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:27 am

     
  15. ragamuffin girl says:

    Bop them with a fishpan, grape scissor, asparagus server and all the other wonderful one-use implements you have featured. :) This isn’t, never was and never will be a “snobbish” site. It’s witty, educational and allows your readers to live vicariously through your travels, recipes and experiments and the beautiful things you feature. Congratulations Marketmanila!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:28 am

     
  16. Angela says:

    Congratulations, MM! Your blog inspires me to cook and experiment in the kitchen–all to the delight of my family. Thanks for all the great posts. My family thanks you, too!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:35 am

     
  17. sanojmd says:

    CONGRATS MM! i really enjoy reading your blog everyday and at the same time you help novice like me to get around the kitchen..thanks so much and more power.. i hope this continue to be a non commercial blog..

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:40 am

     
  18. mini says:

    Congratulations, MM! You really deserve a spot on the list because you have always been generous in sharing your expertise on the things you do and so much more. I learn a lot as I go through your blog almost always. May this blog continue to prosper. God bless you, your family and your crew!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:49 am

     
  19. ria says:

    Congratulations, Marketman! I deem this the best time to break out of my lurkerdom. ;) Thank you very much for the insightful and entertaining read. I am no kitchen goddess like bettyq, but I hope to someday embark on my own kitchen adventures. You and your wonderful readers definitely are definitely an inspiring lot. All the best!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:49 am

     
  20. chris says:

    MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT PO AND CONGRATULATIONS, TO MR. MM AND HIS FAMILY AND HIS CREW! I AM SO HAPPY TO BE A PART OF THE MARKET MANILA MILESTONE. THIS BLOG HAS HELPED AND TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLE. WEHAVE LEARNED HOW TO COOK, WE WERE BRPOUGHT BACK TO OUR CHILDHOOD VIA FOOD MEMORY, AND IT HAS BROUGHT US TO PLACES AROUND THE WORLD WITHOUT SPENDING A CENTAVO FOR TRAVEL FARE AND TAXES (BUT I DO HOPE TO ACTUALLY TRAVEL TO THOSE PLACES SOON… PAG NAKAIPON NA.) MARKET MANILA HAS ENTERTAINED US AND EDUCATED US. TO US ALL, GOD BLESS!!!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:54 am

     
  21. Lei says:

    my sincerest thank you to you MM for continuing to share this site with us!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:58 am

     
  22. bernadette says:

    I THANK YOU Marketman and family !!! You deserve actually to be higher than your actual rank in the rating board! Your blog has helped me get to other bloggers and all in all set my learning quotient going forward-er :-P! God bless!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 10:08 am

     
  23. isagarch says:

    MM –
    does this mean, you know which of us check out your blog daily and even many times daily just hoping for a new post?
    Yikes! just don’t tell my boss how often i check your site during office hours ….

    Feb 9, 2009 | 10:21 am

     
  24. vance says:

    Congratulations marketman! Yeah, i visit your blog during office hours too, sshhh…

    Feb 9, 2009 | 10:26 am

     
  25. kiko says:

    Congratulations!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 10:28 am

     
  26. Marketman says:

    isagarch, hahaha. I can tell how many come onto the site, and from which countries, but not necessarily the specific people who log on, silly. Don’t worry, my lips are sealed with respect to marketmanila.com viewing from work, I suspect at least 50% of readers visit me while they are at the office… :)

    Feb 9, 2009 | 10:40 am

     
  27. angelbride says:

    MM, your site always makes my day and more than just that. Thank you!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 10:50 am

     
  28. TINA says:

    Congrats MM!Yes, i’m one of those who usually visit while at the office. Please keep it up. And thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 11:04 am

     
  29. Jenny says:

    congrats MM!! looking forward to your next thousand :D

    Feb 9, 2009 | 11:05 am

     
  30. betty q. says:

    MM…just so you know, not only at work do people visit your site but while at school as well…kuno, kunyari writing my papers…so far hindi pa ako nabibisto!…hahahaha

    Feb 9, 2009 | 11:05 am

     
  31. bagito says:

    Awesome! Congrats on your well-deserved success, MM. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your knowledge, travels, etc. And even more thanks for keeping your blog honest, ad-free and most importantly, “corruption”-free. We know that if you endorse something, that product or vendor is truly deserving and not just a paid advertorial. :)

    Feb 9, 2009 | 11:37 am

     
  32. psang168 says:

    congrats, MM! I enjoy being entertained, educated and at the same time amazed each time I visit your blog. Hats off to your and your staff!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 11:41 am

     
  33. eej says:

    MM and family, you have unselfishly opened up your home, offered a peek of your travel adventures and lovingly shared your kitchen to the rest of the world. THANK YOU for your spirit of adventure and making the web a fun place to be.

    Happy cooking!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 11:45 am

     
  34. Lorimer says:

    Now that this site’s stats has been revealed, I wonder how much AdSense money the MarketMan could have earned with which he could fund a charitable work. MM, you should re-consider monetizing this site – you don’t have to keep the revenues ; you could just use the money for an outreach program. ;-)

    Feb 9, 2009 | 11:57 am

     
  35. mardie c",) says:

    congratulations!!! keep ’em coming.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 12:10 pm

     
  36. Marketman says:

    Lorimer, ads, in my personal opinion, would cheapen the site. Without any ads, this site has raised upwards of PHP1 million in funds over 4 years for feeding programs and other charitable work. Somehow, I think adsense wouldn’t even have come close… :)

    Feb 9, 2009 | 12:35 pm

     
  37. natie says:

    MM, like the rest of the regulars, i’m not surprised. your site is classy, clean and credible. your present your subjects just as they are, walang labis, walang kulang. i also like your style of writing—friendly and welcoming.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 12:42 pm

     
  38. zerho says:

    Thanks a lot to MM, just recently discovered your blog and I’m totally hooked… I’m proud to be one of those 18,000 who view your blog everyday… Keep it up and more power!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 12:51 pm

     
  39. Rico says:

    Congratulations! And thanks for always sharing your food adventures.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 12:52 pm

     
  40. Quillene says:

    Thanks MM for keeping the site ad-free. btw, is the outreach account still active?

    tnx

    Feb 9, 2009 | 1:00 pm

     
  41. Marketman says:

    quillene, yes it is, but only through March because of changes in the administration at the beneficiary school at the end of the school year (principals are changing)…

    Feb 9, 2009 | 1:23 pm

     
  42. Angie says:

    Wow! Congratulations MM, your family and the crew. Also to the contributors like Betty Q and to all readers. Thank you for bringing out my hidden talent. I didn’t know I can cook!
    And I visit this blog everyday even in my office…isn’t that supposed to be multi-tasking? :-)

    Feb 9, 2009 | 1:34 pm

     
  43. cha says:

    congrats MM! No ads and no free-meals-for-a-review from any restaurant,this is the best site for me! really worth my time!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 1:39 pm

     
  44. cien says:

    Congrats, Marketman! Reading this blog is part of my daily online ritual. Please keep your posts coming!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 1:39 pm

     
  45. mdg says:

    NO MM…THANKS TO YOU!

    From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU! to Mrs. MM, the kid and your crew, to others who keeps on sharing betty q., sister, maria clara, artisan chocolatier, ley and all the rest…all your comments, requests, personal insights helps in a way or another.

    CONGRATULATIONS MARKETMANILA FAMILY!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 1:54 pm

     
  46. Lenlen S. says:

    Congrats MM and family! I am one of those who seldom leave a comment, but I visit the site everday ( sometimes 3-4 times a day esp. when I’m at the office hehehe ).

    Feb 9, 2009 | 1:55 pm

     
  47. mikky says:

    can’t believe you ranked 22nd? more of 2nd maybe… :) cheers to your 2000th post and hoping for more to come!!!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 2:11 pm

     
  48. Ley says:

    Thanks MM. I feel like I am a better wife and mother because of the things i have learned from your blog.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 2:20 pm

     
  49. linda says:

    This world is a better place with MarketManila and the man behind it! You have brought us so much joy and inspiration and I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful,intelligent and educational posts you have shared with us.

    A million thanks to you and your family (including Sister)!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 2:20 pm

     
  50. Mila says:

    Congratulations on the reaching the second millenia (?) of posting! 22nd on a rank of 50 blogs/sites is also quite an achievement! I think your daily investment in the site, all the cooking, travelling, and mentally stimulating activities you’ve maintained through the last few years has made the blogosphere a better place, and has definitely brought more than a few people together, created friendships, fed children, planted trees, and countless other acts of generosity. Thanks to Marketmanila.com for being a vehicle of creativity and goodwill. Even the rants!
    Here’s to the next 2000 posts, and let’s hope it reaches 10k!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 2:37 pm

     
  51. jinky says:

    Congratulations, to you MM, Mrs. MM, the kid and the crew and thank you for sharing your insights, passion and knowledge thru your blog. Your blog serves as the avenue for food sharing, growing friendship and an inspiration to everyone especially to those who doesnt know their way in the kitchen, but thru this blog and to all the commenters many have found out that they have the skills in the kitchen too!!
    Cheers to you MM, and for being such an accommodating host here in your blog.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 3:09 pm

     
  52. zena says:

    Congratulations MM and family, sister, and crew! 2,000 posts and still going strong! I am also a multiple-visits per day reader, hehe, but from home. Hope you don’t get tired of the blog and continue to have zeal for all your endeavours!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 3:27 pm

     
  53. Joey in Dubai says:

    Congrats, Marketman, and thank you for allowing me and your other avid readers into your life. Your blog is not only entertaining but educational as well and I hope we will continue reading your adventures in and out of the kitchen for years to come. Thanks a million.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 3:27 pm

     
  54. yellahfellah says:

    Marketman, sorry if I’m OT (out of topic), but you wrote last September 2 about stove/oven maintenance, and several commenters requested if you could share the contact number of your serviceman. Sadly, it seems that you haven’t replied to their posts. Now, I too, find myself in need of a stove/oven repairman and hope you can share his contact number.

    Thanks and More Power!

    P.S.
    I modified your ensaymada recipie and came up with something that beats the taste of Supermelt ensaymadas!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 3:29 pm

     
  55. iya says:

    Congratulations,MM! Decided to come out from lurker mode to greet you. I really enjoy reading your comments, new posts,new and do-able recipes,cooking/food techniques and the exhanges among readers. What makes your site very interesting to me is how you write- you manage to convey exactly how you feel, what you feel in all honesty.More power!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 3:55 pm

     
  56. ENYA says:

    Maraming-maraming salamat, MM.
    . . . for everything. :)

    Feb 9, 2009 | 4:26 pm

     
  57. Marketman says:

    Hi yellahfellah, I probably DID answer your email if you sent one, but my answer could have gone into your spam box. At any rate, the ELBA/La Germania service center is at 714-6002 and they are located in Sta Mesa, if I am not mistaken. I have a SERIOUS BEEF with La Germania and have given them a piece of my mind in a BIG WAY in the past few months… so don’t even think to mention marketmanila.com sent you their way… :) Good luck.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 4:52 pm

     
  58. zamboanga girl says:

    i can still remember the first time i read your blog. i stumbled upon it while looking for a cheese spread recipe. and i have been an avid reader and commenter since that time, over two years ago.(i commented under another name then — skymermaid, i think).

    i congratulate you for managing to sustain such an interesting and frequently updated blog — commercial free at that. in this sense, you are an inspiration to me. i have my own blog and i am hell bent on keeping it ad free. the more i blog, the more i realize what an accomplishment marketmanila.com is.

    more power to you, your obsession with food, Filipino or otherwise, and to all the people around you who make this blog possible.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 6:08 pm

     
  59. sairo says:

    congratulations, marketman :) been reading the blog for about a year now and there’s usually something new and interesting for me to learn. some of my students have even used your food culture posts for their research papers, haha.

    am looking forward to reading 2,000 more posts in the next few years.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 6:32 pm

     
  60. marissewalangkaparis says:

    THIS IS A WONDERFUL SITE MM!!! We’re all so proud of you! I feel like part of this family. I check the site before going to work and upon arriving from work. People like sister,Mrs MM,the teen,Maria Clara,Artisan,Silly Lolo,Lee etc etc make this post a really fun place. You are the best! As they say…idol ka namin..hahaha… Keep on rocking!!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 6:48 pm

     
  61. kulasa says:

    Right back at you MM.

    You have inspired a lot of readers. We all enjoy the witty comments and the honest exchange of opinions. As you, your readers have been unselfish in sharing their experiences.

    You deserve it MM. Congratulations really goes to you, Mrs. MM, the Teen and the Crew.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 7:31 pm

     
  62. Eina says:

    Congratulations!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 7:43 pm

     
  63. eustressor says:

    galing! you’ve reached that many posts and hopefully your loyal readers will continue to enjoy the privilege of following your blog. salamat sa iyong walang sawang pagsusulat pati na rin sa iyong pamilya at crew. special mention din sa mga commenters tulad nila apicio (we miss you!), silly lolo, maria clara, betty q,lee et al na importanteng rekado ng lutong marketmanila.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:04 pm

     
  64. evel says:

    wow! congrats MM! pa-burger naman dyan o!
    seriously, i want to thank you for sharing with us your wisdom, expertise & experiences…we have learned so many things & so many recipes, have laughed with witty comments, and most especially, our hearts have been touched with your feeding programs for the less fortunate…again, maraming salamat..God bless you & your family, pati ang lahat ng sumusubaybay dito.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:35 pm

     
  65. Bubut says:

    i would always read and re read old post especially if i want to cook something special and have no idea what to cook…Congrats and more power to MM and family and crew !

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:39 pm

     
  66. millet says:

    on to the next thousand, MM, and to the next EB! many, many thanks, MM, Mrs. MM, The Kid and The crew!

    Feb 9, 2009 | 9:43 pm

     
  67. Thel says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Bless your heart always and thank you very kindly for making so many people happy. Cheers

    Feb 9, 2009 | 10:46 pm

     
  68. Lizzy says:

    Congratulations,MM! Looking forward to your next 2,000 posts. :)May your well of ideas never run dry.

    Feb 9, 2009 | 11:19 pm

     
  69. Leslie says:

    Congrats! you’re my idol and the reason why I finally started my own blog. if you have time to check it out, any constructive criticisms are welcome! thanks

    Feb 9, 2009 | 11:58 pm

     
  70. edee says:

    congratulations and more power !!!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 1:39 am

     
  71. achtung babe says:

    The other day in school here in frigid Munich I was asked by a colleague why it seemed that I didn’t miss my homeland so much. I thought for a second and realized that my life here has been so enriched by vicariously living through you all the joys and tribulations of living in the Philippines, and enjoying your foremost passions – food and travel! Reading through the daily comments I am struck by how many of your blog readers are in diverse parts of the world as well as in the Philippines and how they are united in their search for erudite discussions about everything and anything under the sun, with a Philippine slant. I am indebted to you for this service you provide us living away from home – it just makes the occasional bout of homesickness a little bit more bearable, and provides us the means to recreate a slice of good, stick-to-the-ribs, authentic home cooking. May your well of ideas never run dry!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 3:02 am

     
  72. Avic says:

    I will never get tired of reading this blog! Congratulations, MM!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 4:20 am

     
  73. joey says:

    MM: over the holidays, i accidentally stumbled upon your blog while looking for a recipe for callos! now, it’s become a daily fix, thanks to your intelligent writing, spirit of adventure, curiosity and creativity. to the next 2,000 and beyond!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 5:03 am

     
  74. marilen rodriguez says:

    Thank you and congratulations, MM and family and crew! Thank you for educating, for entertaining, for sharing, and taking us on your vacations abroad, your trips in the countryside. You are a CLASS ACT!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 6:38 am

     
  75. mra says:

    Congratulations MM! I always look forward to reading your posts daily. Thank you for sharing!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 7:46 am

     
  76. lyna says:

    living overseas, your blog has been one of my main links to home!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 10:40 am

     
  77. smiles4angels says:

    congratulations!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 11:32 am

     
  78. Maria Clara says:

    Congratulations. You passed the test of time with a high mark! You rank Number One to me in form and substance and great source of inspiration and learning matters. You cover a wide range of topic from wet market to high end non-descript restaurants! Found and developed new friendships like I was communicating live with Bettyq and Ted. Had an eyeball with Alilay and we hugged and kissed like we knew each other for ages. Keep my youth through silliness and mischievous comments which for years guarantee me not to seek the services of a plastic surgeon for restoration and preservation of my face. For sure, I will never outgrow or get tired visiting your blogs on a daily basis. Through your blog it keeps my sanity and connects me back to my roots!! Thank you again for bearing with my stupidity which I know is the most expensive commodities around!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 12:45 pm

     
  79. jun says:

    2,000 I’m sure it will last till 1 Million posting :). Long live the Marketman. Thank you for all the information.

    Feb 10, 2009 | 1:10 pm

     
  80. mojito drinker says:

    CONGRATULATIONS MM!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 2:12 pm

     
  81. Maricar Nunag says:

    thank you MM, Mrs MM, the Teen & crew for giving us all a reason to “smile” each day……everytime i read a post from you and comments from other readers, it makes me feel i’ve got a lot of friends from around the globe……keep those posts coming….and to EVERYBODY!!!!!! a standing ovation for MM!!!!!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 3:55 pm

     
  82. maricar says:

    Maricar Nunag says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    thank you MM, Mrs MM, the Teen & crew for giving us all a reason to “smile” each day……everytime i read a post from you and comments from other readers, it makes me feel i’ve got a lot of friends from around the globe……keep those posts coming….and to EVERYBODY!!!!!! a standing ovation for MM!!!!!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 3:57 pm

     
  83. alaric says:

    i checked the archives and i made my first post here back in Thu 28 Apr 2005 (about laurel trees). can’t believe its been almost four years since i “discovered” this site.

    Feb 10, 2009 | 5:58 pm

     
  84. Katrina says:

    Bravo, MM!!! You have achieved far more in the past four years than anyone could expect from a food blog, and it’s even more amazing when you consider that it started as just something to keep you occupied after retirement! ;-)

    I look forward to reading thousands of more posts, and to seeing what other wonderful things you will achieve with Market Manila.

    Feb 10, 2009 | 6:39 pm

     
  85. Crissy says:

    That is a great achievement Marketman! I enjoy reading your posts and I never get tired of reading your blog. Congratulations!

    Feb 10, 2009 | 7:07 pm

     
  86. iyoy says:

    congrats, please keep it up

    Feb 10, 2009 | 7:09 pm

     
  87. Maki says:

    i have headache looking into those statistics.. hehehe.. i dont like numbers.. but anyways… congrats boss… continue sharing your knowledge.. have a great blogging… ^__^

    Feb 10, 2009 | 8:33 pm

     
  88. tnm says:

    Congratulations! Being a non-commercial site is why I am a regular visitor. I wish you more success as a blogger.

    Feb 11, 2009 | 1:44 am

     
  89. virgie says:

    There is not a day without visiting your site.
    I can travel vicariously through your post. Witty and informative narration of your travels and cooking experiments.
    Your site is my daily shot of caffaine boost.
    CONGRATULATIONS MM!

    Feb 11, 2009 | 8:06 am

     
  90. marissewalangkaparis says:

    Can’t help but comment again!! I ditto Maria Clara’s post. I also noticed that when there is a “loyalty check” post..hahaha— the commenters increase considerably as compared to the day-to-day posts. Yahoo and God’s blessings to all bloggers…this is such a wonderful site!!!
    Am dying to meet so many…especially Mrs MM ,the teen,bettyq and sister..of course I met you na. I hope there will be an eyeball so I can meet silly lolo,lee,apicio,artisan,chris,alilay,joan,ted etc…etc. Sigh…a blessed day to all!!!!

    Feb 11, 2009 | 8:35 am

     
  91. B&W says:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. MM, FAMILY AND HIS CREW. MARKET MANILA IS VERY EDUCATIONAL BLOG, GENEROUS WITH INFORMATIONS THAT OTHERS WILL NEVER CONSIDER SHARING IT TO THE PUBLIC LIKE HOW TO PROPAGATE BAMBOO AND INSPIRING AT THE SAME TIME, YOUR PASSION FOR GOOD CAUSE FOR THE NEEDY. I’M GLAD THAT ONE DAY I SEARCH FOR DUHAT, AND THAT IS HOW I LEARNED ABOUT THIS BLOG. I SIMPLY TYPED DUHAT WORD BECAUSE I DID NOT KNOW THE ENGLISH NAME FOR IT. GOD BLESS YOU MR. MM AND YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR CREW.

    Feb 11, 2009 | 1:36 pm

     
  92. zap says:

    Congratulations, MM and family! Your blog has always been fun and informative and it always brings a smile at the end of a busy day. You’re number one in my book. God bless!

    Feb 11, 2009 | 6:29 pm

     
  93. Jorgie Porgie says:

    Keep up the good work Marketman. I’m one of your ‘silent’ readers, opting to read voraciously your entries but choose to ‘leave no mark.’ I sincerely applaud you with thanks for the service you provide. Wonderful thanks to you!

    Feb 12, 2009 | 6:08 pm

     
 

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