12 Nov2009

Hahaha. Can you tell this is going to be a stretch? At stake in this contest are two “fashionable” prizes, first, the t-shirt, “Have You Been to the Market Lately” only in white and size SMALL, and the recycled flour sack tote from mamaearth.multiply.com. See original post on prizes, here. While I currently take pride in being able to wear shorts some 5 or 6 days out of each week, I do have a closet full of clothes, with a mix of old and new, formal and informal, though the t-shirts and jeans dominate at this point. I haven’t always been so casual; at one point in my consulting career I cleared out my tie rack and counted over 150 silk ties which had I traded in at retail prices, would probably have paid for a decent second hand car… but I haven’t purchased a silk tie in over 10 years. If you have been visiting marketmanila.com for a while, and are rather observant, you would have noticed some bizarre detours away from food for an occasional post on clothing and footwear…

At the top end, visit this post on a dinner at the Goldenberg Mansion where I dressed a la Bond. You would have noticed that shopping and holiday trips go hand in hand, hence these related fashion posts from Barcelona, Florence, Athens, New York, etc. I have featured window shopping strolls on Madison Avenue, Christmas windows at Bergdorf Goodman, serious bling and a post on Tiffany & Company. Of course many of you will simply remember the most atrocious t-shirt choice for international television, or perhaps my orange crocs or a wannabe chef’s jacket.

So here’s what you have to do to join this contest. Read the paragraph below (completely hypothetical fantasy) and fill in the blanks (your answers) in a comment submitted to this post. The two comments with the most amusing or accurate or laugh-inducing answers will be selected as the winners… Good Luck!

Assume Mr. & Mrs. Marketman got invited to lunch with Martha Stewart at her estate in Bedford, New York. It is late August, and the weather is a very pleasant 78F under the shade of a huge maple tree. Nearby is the fantastic barn/stable that houses Martha’s six horses. Other guests at lunch include Ina Garten, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver and their respective partners/spouses/etc. Marketman burned the black t-shirt he wore when he roasted pigs with Anthony Bourdain, so that was one less choice to consider, but he still had to dress appropriately for the meal. First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of ______1_______ colored pants made of _______2_______. His shirt was a shade of ______3_______ and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite caramel colored ________4_________ belt. And on his feet were _______5_______. He considered wearing a _________6_________ but opted for a less flashy _________7__________ timepiece instead. He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his ________8_________ sunglasses to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha a ________9________ as a hostess gift.

Hahaha. :) A sense of humor and a bit of style is required. Let the games begin!



  1. Joyce says:

    1. red
    2. pina
    3. cream
    4. Hermes
    5. pearl gray Islander slippers
    6. patek philippe
    7. swatch
    8. Rayban
    9. jar of his homemade guava jam

    Nov 12, 2009 | 6:02 pm


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  3. fatcat says:

    style and sense of humor…

    1. Yellow
    2. Cotton
    3. White
    4. Hermes
    5. Brown Sanuks
    6. Rolex
    7. Red Technomarine
    8. Sponge Bob Kiddie (Yellow)
    9. Palayok of Chicken and Pork Adobo

    Nov 12, 2009 | 6:46 pm

  4. nicole says:

    1. black
    2. denim
    3. cream
    4. sequined
    5. a comfy pair of loafers
    6. Vacheron Constantin
    7. Timex
    8. Gucci
    9. platter of Zubuchon sandwiches

    Nov 12, 2009 | 7:05 pm

  5. deirdregurl says:

    2. linen
    3.off white
    9.roasted pig a.k.a zubuchon

    Nov 12, 2009 | 7:44 pm

  6. Pilar says:

    1. grey
    2. cotton
    3. blue
    4. Bally
    5. black FitFlops footwear (to somehow lessen the guilt while you indulge)
    6. Omega
    7. Guess
    8. Rayban
    9. basket of the world famous Cebu mangoes

    Nov 12, 2009 | 7:52 pm

  7. Divina says:

    1. brown
    2. linen
    3. off-white
    4. Bally
    5. Islander flip flops
    6. Omega
    7. Timex
    8. Bench
    9. a bottle each of tuba and lambanog

    Nov 12, 2009 | 8:25 pm

  8. Joey Pacheco says:

    1. emerald-green
    2. woven pandan
    3. ube
    4. Hickock
    5. gladiator sandals
    6. charm bracelet
    7. Hello Kitty
    8. Bubuyog
    9. pair of authentic hand-painted, pearl-encrusted, crystal-embelished, nipa-hut-carved-on-the-heel bakya

    Nov 12, 2009 | 8:29 pm

  9. atbnorge says:

    1. cream
    2. linen
    3. lilac
    4. crocodile
    5. black Scottish buckle shoes
    6. coronet
    7. Chopard
    8. turtoiseshell Wayfarer
    9. basket of durian

    Nov 12, 2009 | 8:30 pm

  10. Nina says:

    1) Dolce & Gabbana, white
    2) linen, silk
    3) orange, ivory
    4) Gucci, leather
    5) Cole Haan, loafer
    6) Vacheron Constantin, gold
    7) Timex, silver plated
    8) Moss Lipow, ostrich & alligator
    9) whole zubuchon

    Nov 12, 2009 | 9:39 pm

  11. melissa says:

    1. orange
    4.headband to be used as belt
    5.ll bean boots
    7sponge bob pocket watch
    8.neon green
    9.the flu

    Nov 12, 2009 | 10:35 pm

  12. JoannaQ says:

    1. chocolate brown
    2. maong-like fabric
    3. tan
    4. suede
    5. tan suede driving shoes
    6. solid gold “Rolly” bling
    7. Vacheron Constantin
    8. square, white-framed and tatak-less
    9. kilo of Zubuchon

    Nov 12, 2009 | 11:14 pm

  13. jane says:

    1. white
    2. linen
    3. powder blue(slim fit)
    4. canvas
    5. thong sandals
    6. Rolex
    7. Swatch Chrono
    8. Hugo Boss
    9. half a dozen jars of calamansi marmalade

    Nov 12, 2009 | 11:27 pm

  14. tulip says:

    1. navy blue
    2. cotton
    3. yellow
    4. Gucci
    5. black Tideline leather Crocs
    6. Rolex
    7. Willie Revillame by Technomarine
    8. vintage Aviator Ray Ban
    9. mangosteen jam cured zubuchon and a pot of vintage adobo

    Nov 12, 2009 | 11:35 pm

  15. star says:

    1. black
    2. leather
    3. cream
    4. metal distressed studded leather antique hammered
    5. vintage boots
    6. Chopard
    7. Patek Philippe Platinum
    8. Rayban
    9. fish pan

    Nov 13, 2009 | 12:21 am

  16. marcial bonifacio says:

    1. khaki
    2. ralph lauren
    3. sky blue
    4. crocodile skin lois vouitton
    5. sperry topsiders
    6. omega seamaster bond series
    7. oscar dela renta
    8. oakley
    9. homemade chocolate tablea brownies

    Nov 13, 2009 | 12:30 am

  17. paul says:

    1. gray
    2. distressed corduroy
    3. pink
    4. snake skin
    5. custom wingtip perry ercolino’s
    6. JLC tourbillon
    7. IWC Portuguese automatic
    8. vintage B&L aviator
    9. wok

    Nov 13, 2009 | 12:45 am

  18. el_jefe says:

    2.abel iloko crude cotton linnen
    3.white lumban pinya camisa de chino
    4.abaca garrison belt
    5.brown Amedeo Testoni lofters
    6.century old heirloom gold necklace
    7.vintage black Rolex
    8.classic, dark brown, metal Gucci aviator
    9.plethora of native sweets such as mazapan de pili from bicol, durian jam, panaritas,kondol dulce prenda,galletas san nicolas,pampangas plantanillas and tocino del cielo from pampanga,dayap flavored pastillas in pretty hand crafted papers from bulacan, suman and macapuno from batangas,uraro from laguna, tikoy from lucban, binagol from tacloban and ube halaya from bohol…all arranged in a huge stylish pandan tampipi tied with white raffia leaves…hehe! overload! Mananaba si Martha! hehe

    Nov 13, 2009 | 1:14 am

  19. betty q. says:

    Joey Pacheco’s…I ADORE your answer! ….waiting for LEE’S and SILLLY LOLO’S response!!!

    MM…how about the rest of us VOTE on your attire based on all your responses received?

    Off the tangent,MM..sorry….yes, Farida…I am only here till early next week….busy running around getting supplies. Send me an e-mail!….no more lanzones at Hen Long!

    Nov 13, 2009 | 1:18 am

  20. el_jefe says:

    Hi Betty q. i have read some of your comments here…and i learned you are from Tanauan, Batangas? My moms from Tanauan too..

    Nov 13, 2009 | 1:52 am

  21. MikeC, New York says:

    1. Khaki
    2. light weight cotton twill
    3. white
    4. abacca weave belt
    5. slip-on camel colored loafers
    6. Rolex with diamond bezel rose gold watch
    7. old vintage brown leather strap seiko watch
    8. old “clark kent” olive green tinted
    9. a box of native kakanin (biko, sapinpsapin. etc…)

    Nov 13, 2009 | 2:58 am

  22. p says:

    …First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of crème fraise colored pants made of Italian linen. His shirt was a shade of aquamarine and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite Gucci Diamond Belt. And on his feet were Fred Perry/Raf Simons table tennis kicks (loving this now). He considered wearing a Zadora but opted for a less flashy Titanic timepiece instead (made by the Swiss from the hulls of the Titanic! Talk about adaptive reuse!). He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his Tom Ford aviators (the same one worn by Daniel Craig in QofS) to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha an orange Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center jumpsuit as a hostess gift.

    Nov 13, 2009 | 3:01 am

  23. betty q. says:

    Hey CHIEF!!! yoou get my vote, too! I LOVE the TAMPIPI! Your mom is from Tanauan? Who knows, we could be cousins!!!

    Nov 13, 2009 | 4:08 am

  24. Jade186 says:

    1. techni-
    2. latex
    3. blackish
    4. chinchilla fur-lined
    5. matching beige snake-skin cowboy boots
    6. crucifix gold necklace
    7. mickey mouse
    8. hagibis
    9. basket of balut

    Nov 13, 2009 | 4:13 am

  25. marilen says:

    MM, everyone is having fun with this one!! Love the many answers!!

    Nov 13, 2009 | 4:51 am

  26. Angela says:

    1. Khaki
    2. Linen
    3. Cream
    4. Hermes
    5. Crocodile/Alligator
    6. Rolex
    7. Patek Phillipe
    8. Ray Ban aviator
    9. Ensaimada

    Nov 13, 2009 | 5:32 am

  27. Marketman says:

    Hi Everyone. I woke up early, with a very busy day ahead. But after opening up the site, and reading your answers on this post, I have had more smiles and giggles than I am normally prone to at 530am in the morning. Many of the things you mention I have no clue what they are even, and some answers are so outrageous, and others very close to the mark. One of you even nailed the sunglasses I was thinking of, so you are very well on the way to one of the prizes. But keep the answers coming, they are most amusing. And as a hint, here is a link to my sunglasses if you can figure them out…

    Nov 13, 2009 | 6:03 am

  28. steph says:

    1. cream
    2. linen
    3. ivory
    4. leather
    5. tod’s loafers
    6. Patek Philippe
    7. citizen ecodrive
    8. LV
    9. homemade jam!

    Nov 13, 2009 | 6:17 am

  29. Cynthia says:

    1. jet black
    2. hand-stitched leather trimmed with Belgian lace
    3. silver
    4. Bottega Veneta crocodile belt with silver skull-and-bones buckle
    5. a pair of the softest sheepskinUggs boots
    6. Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile
    7. Rolex Oyster from Chinatown
    8. Dolce and Gabbana
    9. (a) White pina gown with thick black velvet horizontal stripes; (b) a GPS-enabled ankle bracelet; and (c) a beautifully wrapped box of honest-to-goodness Philippine tableas

    Nov 13, 2009 | 8:39 am

  30. Raneli says:

    1. Teal
    2. Corduroy
    3. Lavender
    4. Pig skin
    5. driiving loafers from Tods
    6. Panarai Il Capitano
    7. Swatch first edition leatherstrap watch circa 1986
    8. Rayban first edition leatherette avaitors circa 1979-80
    9. bottle of lip smacking well aged and filtered Sinamak Vinegar

    Nov 13, 2009 | 9:12 am

  31. erleen says:

    1. Nuclear orange
    2. abaca
    3. pink
    4. rare Cambodian crocodile skin with Turtle shell buckles
    5. alfombra slippers from Pateros
    6. Phillip Patek (sp?)
    7. Swatch
    8. Dolce and Gabbana
    9. Artisanal Malabon purong patis

    Nov 13, 2009 | 9:12 am

  32. yan-i says:

    1. Hot pink
    2. flour sack
    3. black with little green frogs design
    4. Wampum
    5. hot pink and black checkered espadrilles
    6. Chopard Super Ice Cube
    7. free from kiddie meal Jollibee watch that flashes red every 30 minutes
    8. rayban aviator
    9. home made bagoong isda

    Nov 13, 2009 | 9:47 am

  33. Quillene says:

    1. Philippine flag inspired
    2. Pinya
    3. Freshly brewed sikwate made from Resurrecion tablea
    4. Capiz shell
    5. Bakya
    6. Salakot
    7. Coconut shell- banded
    8. Roberto Cavalli
    9. pagkalaki-laking bayong filled with skyflakes crackers, kalamansi, mangosteen and guava jams, kesong puti, lambanog, kapeng barako, and pandesal, varied tableas, sinamak, pastillas, and a dayap cheesecake

    Nov 13, 2009 | 10:21 am

  34. penoybalut says:

    First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of 1. red dyed pants made of sako ng arina with prints to boot _____2_______. His shirt was a shade of _pink camesa tsino_____3_______ and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite caramel colored _snake skin with blingy buckles _______4_belt. And on his feet were __snake skin boots by Gucci (specially made for MM to match the belt)_____5_______. He considered wearing a __rolex_______6_________ but opted for a less flashy ___7__mickey mouse________ timepiece instead. He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his __rayban______8_________ sunglasses to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha a ___whole lechon _____9________ as a hostess gift. Boy, indeed Martha was unable to hide her amazement and let out a big guffaw and insisted on having a photo taken with MM for her blog.

    Nov 13, 2009 | 10:21 am

  35. Mimi says:

    1. ecru;
    2. katsa;
    3. olive tone;
    4. lizard skin;
    5. comfy Pinoy mojos;
    6. Hublot;
    7. Patek Philippe;
    8. favorite retro;
    9. bouquet of baby pako leaves with a salad kit – kesong puti, garlic vinaigrette and hand-written instructions on how-to make Pako Salad, wrapped in pandan tampipi box and tied with raffia.

    Nov 13, 2009 | 10:56 am

  36. acid says:

    1. Nantucket Red
    2. cotton poplin from Bill’s Khakis
    3. lavender tatersall
    4. Vineyard Vines “Fish Hook”
    5. Edward Green Malvern III brown on brown spectators
    6. Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau
    7. Glashutte Original Senator Sixties in Nato straps
    8. Moscot Type One
    9. “Have You Been to the Market Lately” T-shirt

    Nov 13, 2009 | 10:57 am

  37. charmaine says:

    1. cream
    2. linen
    3. lime green
    4. faux alligator
    5. orange crocs
    6. gold rolex
    7. timex men’s ironman
    8. aviator
    9. whole zubochon

    Nov 13, 2009 | 11:01 am

  38. Marissa says:

    1. sand
    2. linen
    3. pink
    4. crocodile
    5. matching caramel hued crocodile skin loafers
    6. Breitling watch
    7. Steinhart Nav-B 44 mm
    8. Ray-ban aviator
    9. basket of Philippine mangoes

    Nov 13, 2009 | 11:09 am

  39. Libay says:

    1. black
    2. corduroy
    3. fuschia pink
    4. faux leather
    5. “Croc-crocan” (pekeng crocs sandals), color: yellow-green
    6. Patek Philippe
    7. hello kitty (in shade of pink to match the shirt)
    8. Ray-ban aviator
    9. whole Zubuchon

    Nov 13, 2009 | 11:20 am

  40. T says:

    First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of orange colored pants made of wool. His shirt was a shade of brown and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite caramel colored crocodile leather belt. And on his feet were a pair of bedazzled Gucci loafers. He considered wearing a Patek Philippe but opted for a less flashy swatch timepiece instead. He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his Gucci ruthenium square sunglasses to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha a jar of calamondin marmalade as a hostess gift.

    Nov 13, 2009 | 11:37 am

  41. betty q. says:

    Pasingit, MM! Can anyone tell me please if tapioca starch is available at grocery stores there?

    Nov 13, 2009 | 12:18 pm

  42. betty q. says:

    Pilar: maybe you can put SAGO ( the pearls) in a coffee grinder and blitz it away to flour consistency. I think that would work! I am sure you can buy the sago!

    Nov 13, 2009 | 12:22 pm

  43. Bubut says:

    First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of muslim inspired batik colored pants made of cotton. His shirt was a shade of orange and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite caramel colored coconut shell belt. And on his feet were crocs. He considered wearing a philippe patek watch but opted for a less flashy timex with Manny Paquiao design on timepiece instead. He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his plastic window sunglasses to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha a whole zubuchon as a hostess gift.

    Nov 13, 2009 | 1:07 pm

  44. marcial bonifacio says:

    Mr. MM, is that a POLICE (Brand) Sunglasses your wearing? if im not mistaken..

    Nov 13, 2009 | 1:13 pm

  45. zena says:

    1. chartreuse
    2. ostrich feathers
    3. puce
    4. snakeskin
    5. wingtips
    6. Seiko
    7. neon green jelly
    8. Jackie O.
    9. chili crab

    Nov 13, 2009 | 1:20 pm

  46. joan says:

    hahahah JOEY!!! your answers were what I expected from you!!! naloka ako sa hello kitty and bubuyog glasses, I was imagining MM wearing them hahahaha!

    @betty q, you should meet Joey in person, sasakit ang tyan mo sa kakatawa. and yes, here in Cebu, some grocery stores sell Tapioca starch. How do I send them there? :)

    Nov 13, 2009 | 1:59 pm

  47. el_jefe says:

    MM Pasinget lang po…Betty q. Tapioca starch is the as Cassava starch…Mer-on niyan sa aten….balinghoy din iyan ih di baga? Itanong mu laang sa mga tindahan diyan…pag di nila alam ang cassava ang saihin mu’y ”YURO” kamo…ginagawa yang kakanin sa atin Yuro din ang tawag….mukang papunta na po kayo sa states…wag kailmutan ang nilupak na nasa bote at ang bibingkang tanauan…napakasarap hehhehe!!!

    Nov 13, 2009 | 2:09 pm

  48. melit says:

    7.Mickey Mouse
    9.bouquet of flowers with Sampaguita

    This is fun…better than playing Sudoku

    Nov 13, 2009 | 2:13 pm

  49. xxbaker says:

    1. tablea chocolate brown
    2. scratch (of course)
    3. calamansi marmalade
    4. crispy zubuchon leather
    5. Fish-pan shaped tsinelas
    6. Patek Philippe
    7. Putik Philippe
    8. 3D
    9. giant spoon and fork

    Nov 13, 2009 | 3:10 pm

  50. DaPalm says:

    1. Brown
    2. Cotton
    3. Green
    4. Leather
    5. Orange Crocs
    6. Breguet
    7. Timex
    8. Rayban Aviator
    9. MM recipe book compilation

    Nov 13, 2009 | 4:05 pm

  51. Pilar says:

    thanks Bettyq! I’ll try it once I see some raddish here. I should have bought some in Hong Kong where the raddish is arm-size. hehehe Thanks again.

    Nov 13, 2009 | 5:04 pm

  52. sister says:

    All very funny. You all have MM down to a T!
    thongs 1 Nantucket
    recycled 2 bamboo
    banana 3 linen
    alligator 4 Hermes
    Tod’s 5 drivers
    tambourine 6 antique
    patek 7 phillipe
    classic 8 raybans
    Zubuchon 9 gift certificate and pina placemats

    Nov 13, 2009 | 5:37 pm

  53. Betchay says:

    I’m not joining kasi the T shirt will not fit me!Pero tawa ako ng tawa imagining how MM will look like wearing all those things! Ang lakas talaga ng sense of humor ng mga pinoy kaya nga we’re high on the list of the happiest people on earth!
    Betty Q welcome back! matagal ka din nawala.

    Nov 13, 2009 | 6:32 pm

  54. risa says:

    First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of (1) WHITE pants made of (2) LIGHT CORDUROY. His shirt was a shade of (3) BLUE and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite caramel colored (4) ALLIGATOR belt. And on his feet were (5) PENNY LOAFERS. He considered wearing a (6) CARTIER but opted for a less flashy (7) OMEGA timepiece instead. He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his (8) AVIATOR sunglasses to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha a (9) JAR OF MAGOSTEEN AND KALAMANSI JAM as a hostess gift.


    Nov 13, 2009 | 7:17 pm

  55. risa says:

    I think if you gave Martha a pair of BARREL MAN carvings, you’ll be THE guest!

    Nov 13, 2009 | 7:28 pm

  56. Marketfan says:

    1. Cream colored 2. linen pants (worn for the Yummy mag photo shoot)
    3. light green shade of shirt (same as the one worn for the Cebu eyeball) but with mother of pearl buttons
    4. macrame? (this one is a long shot) belt
    5. one of 6 pairs of driving shoes bought in Florence; not necessarily matching color
    6. Rolex
    7. Swatch with Philippine flag design (centennial issue)
    8. Rayban
    9. engraved fishpan

    Nov 13, 2009 | 7:52 pm

  57. Connie C says:

    I am not joining either. Tawa na lang. Ha, ha, ha, ha! LOL and tears rolling down my cheeks!

    Nov 13, 2009 | 8:33 pm

  58. ragamuffin girl says:

    this is my fave answer as to the hostess gift. so very politically inkorek: orange Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center jumpsuit as a hostess gift.
    love joey pacheco’s, el jefe’s and xxbakers answers too. fun read!

    Nov 13, 2009 | 9:40 pm

  59. MikeC, New York says:

    BettyQ / Pilar – they do sell tapioca flour in some chinese supermarket/grocery, seen it before and it looks like ground rice flour ( michiko)

    Nov 13, 2009 | 11:28 pm

  60. MLABeverly says:

    If you really knew Marketman…
    1. chartreuse
    2. Loro Piana Italian linen pants
    3. angry puce
    4. Giorgio Armani
    5. Tods driving shoes
    6. gold antique pocket watch
    7. Timex
    8. Ray-Ban
    9. a dozen mother-of-pearl caviar spoons

    Nov 13, 2009 | 11:58 pm

  61. suzette says:

    1. cream
    2. linen
    3. blue
    5.Tods mocassins
    6 .a real Rolex
    7. a Rolex (James Bond) replica from Greenhills
    8.Tom Ford Aviators
    9. Budbud Kabog

    Nov 14, 2009 | 12:43 am

  62. Mom-Friday says:

    You have so many funny comments already but i just have to try!

    First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of -MULTICOLORED TIE-DIE- pants made of -KATCHA-. His shirt was a shade of -DUSTY WHITE LONG-SLEEVED CAMISO-CHINO- and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite caramel colored -PUKA SHELL BEADED- belt. And on his feet were -GUCCI THONG SANDALS-. He considered wearing a -GOLD ROLEX- but opted for a less flashy -WATER-RESISTANT JELLY WATCH- timepiece instead. He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his -i2i- sunglasses to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha a -LARGE WOODEN (BASTOS) IGOROT MAN-IN-THE-BARREL SOUVENIR- as a hostess gift.

    Nov 14, 2009 | 1:04 am

  63. pulutan says:

    nah, i’m not going to try my luck. today is the 3rd Friday 13th of the year! Considering the economy, I’d say that’s about right. Good luck to the best humorist.

    Nov 14, 2009 | 1:17 am

  64. farida says:

    Scuse me, MM. For bettyq: not sure if you got my email or I had the right address?

    Nov 14, 2009 | 1:36 am

  65. betty q. says:

    MM..just want to thank everyone for the tapioca starch whereabouts. There you go, Pilar…ask and you shall receive!

    Joan…and sakit na ng tiyan ko!!!

    Naku po…CHIEF!!!! baka naman ikaw and nawawalang kapatid ni Lee!

    Nov 14, 2009 | 1:46 am

  66. bina says:

    1.cow print2pig skin 3mocha brown 4 genuine leatherethe 5dead kuko 6 braided silk tie 6made in africa 7 made in china nice oriental doll.

    Nov 14, 2009 | 2:54 am

  67. Zerho21 says:

    First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of LEAF GREEN colored pants made of MUSTARD CABBAGE. His shirt was a shade of OYSTER SHELLS and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite caramel colored VINE belt. And on his feet were TWO DIFFERENT COLORED SHOES (ha!) . He considered wearing a JAMES BOND FACE OMEGA SEAMSTER but opted for a less flashy RHINESTONE ENCRUSTED WALLCLOCK timepiece instead. He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his RAPPER BLINDS sunglasses to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha TO THE HOSPITAL (na shock kasi) as a hostess gift.

    Hahaha! I guess I have more sense of humor than style. Don’t worry Martha survived the visual spectacle.

    Nov 14, 2009 | 8:08 am

  68. Lee says:

    I’m not joining but I’m having fun!

    Nov 14, 2009 | 8:36 am

  69. Jing_Bacolod says:

    1. Dockies Khaki Colored Cargo Pants
    2. Cotton
    3. Navy Blue Collared Shirt w/ Philippine logo at the right side to match
    the pearls
    4. Name Belt (Marketman) from Sole Survivor Leather US
    5. Converse Men’s Chuck Taylor All Star Off-white
    6. Breitling Chronomat watch
    7. Wood Bracelet from Cebu
    8. Hugo Bos Aviator (yes, u read it right..its an imitation from divisoria)
    9. Pan de Sisig

    Nov 14, 2009 | 10:34 am

  70. xkwzt says:

    First, he chucked his shorts and put on a pair of (1)turqoise-colored pants made of (2)hand-woven 600-count 100% pima cotton. His shirt was a shade of (3)chartreuse on the shoulders, slowly blending into lime as it draped towards his waist, and had real mother-of-pearl buttons. Political correctness be damned, he put on his favorite caramel colored (4)shatoosh-skin belt; after all, why just use the fur? And on his feet were (5)Egyptian-crocodile-skin boots with Cuban heels. He considered wearing a (6)Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon but opted for a less flashy (7)vintage Philippine Centennial Swatch timepiece instead. He chose one of his finest Panama hats, but still needed his (8) classic Ray-Ban gold aviator sunglasses to complete the outfit. Of course he brought Martha a (9)beautifully-wrapped basket of panocha discs, a jar of bagoong balayan, six duck baluts, and one entire ripe durian as a hostess gift.

    Nov 14, 2009 | 12:26 pm

  71. betty q. says:

    Hay, naku, el_jefe: I was just reading the post on candle nuts and you are from UPLB? My cousin who resides in Tanauan …her hubby taught at UPLB! Ok…hmmmmm

    Nov 14, 2009 | 2:26 pm

  72. Pilar says:

    Thanks Bettyq and everyone on the tapioca starch!

    Nov 14, 2009 | 2:59 pm

  73. Mimi S. says:

    Mr. MM, I may be one of the few youngsters (I’m 20 yo.) reading your blog and find a great joy in doing so. I stumbled upon your blog earlier this year while searching recipes for puchero that I want to learn how to cook. Being a new reader I try to read back your past entries. I read your July 5, 2007 entry aptly titled “What do you do for a living?” When I saw Apicio’s comment I was floored! He’s my uncle who lives in Canada. The thing about the revival of the Filipino Guitar gave him. We have no communication whatsoever with him for more than a decade now. I’m so happy that I know we have a connection here by reading your wonderful blog. You truly connect people Mr. MM!:))

    Nov 14, 2009 | 7:43 pm

  74. millet says:

    this is hilarious! el jefe, don’t forget to add taba ng talangka and cornicks to martha’s tampipi!

    joey, yup..those nipa hut bakyas are sooo kitschy….talagang bakya! hehe… wonder who will come up with a jeepney-carved-in-the-heel bakya?

    Nov 14, 2009 | 8:13 pm

  75. el_jefe says:

    Bwahahhaha!!! Sige ihalakhak mo lang yan Millet! Oo nga eh balak ko din padalhan sana ng aligueng talangka pati burong kanin at dalag, at balu-balo…anu paba? ahhh tamilok at balut at bibingkang abnoy, pati patis cavite(ang patis na mabantot pero masarap) hehhe…kaso baka maging Fear Factor naman ang kauwian ng okasyong yun…Baka i-ban si MM …nasa gate palang pinauwi na siya …hehhe…Panigurado mapapabanggit si Martha ng QUE BARBARIDAD! at QUE HORROR! Mahihimatay si Martha…Maloloka sia ni Nigella, si Ina at iba pang guests..iisipin nila napaka barbaro ng mga Pilipino kasi kumakain ng bulok…hwehehhehe!!!

    Nov 14, 2009 | 11:57 pm

  76. el_jefe says:

    Millet…ayoko naman magmukang kahiya hiya si MM…Representante naten siya…so dapat magara ang bihis at pusturioso padin si MM…at dapat naguumapaw ang dala para hindi naman mahusgahan na naghihirap ang ekonomiya ng Pilipinas…hehhe Pinoy na Pinoy! Maluho at galante padin kahit naghihirap! hehe!

    Nov 15, 2009 | 12:31 am

  77. cherryo, yvr says:

    Love the answers to the MadLibs a la Marketman! Quite an entertaining read.

    Off topic (and after reading MM’s previous blog on Philippine food being featured in Saveur), just wanted to share with everyone that Adobo has been featured as a recipe in the Fast and Fresh “Make It Tonight” Section of the Dec 09/Jan 10 issue of Fine Cooking magazine. They even defined Adobo in their Test Kitchen (Glossary, page 103) as follows:

    “The Spanish word adobo means “marinade” or seasoning,” but depending on what part of the world you’re in, the style of seasoning can vary greatly, in Cuba and Puerto Rice, adobo is a seasoned salt or spice mix, whereas in Mexico, it’s more likely to mean a spicy tomato-based sauce, like the kind used to marinate chipotle chilies in a can of chipoltes en adobo. The recipe for Chicken Adobo on page 108 is based on the Filipino style of Adobo, which involves stewing meat, usually pork or chicken, in a flavorful mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, and live black peppercorns. When Spanish colonists arrived in the Philippines in the 16th century, they were introduced to this indigenous style of cooking, which they called adobo. The name struck, and to this day, adobo – with its Filipino/Malaysian roots and Spanish name – is considered a national dish of the Philippines.”

    For those who’d the take a sneak peak at the published recipe..

    They even included a nutritional breakdown for it on page 115.

    Another magazine called Homemaker’s (Canadian publication) also recently featured Filipino Festive Stuffed Bone Turkey (aka Rellenong Pabo) as its cover recipe. Unfortunately, I don’t have an original copy of the recipe because I read it while waiting for a doctor’s appointment. The cover photo looked delish. I think this is the recipe though: http://www.ukrainianclassickitchen.ca/YaBB.pl?num=1255131682/0.

    I think it’s wonderful that Filipino cooking is being recognized in publications here in North America, don’t you?

    Nov 15, 2009 | 7:22 am

  78. Joboy says:

    1. White
    2. weaved cloth from Sagada
    3. red and blue
    4.man-made-biodegradable-leather (environment and animal friendly) with three-golden-stars-studs
    5.topsiders made from weaved water lily plants from Marikina river
    6. Solid Gold Straight from “Mount Paracale” Rolex
    7.Limited Edition “Baguio Silver” Timex with black strap made of Abaca
    8. Hagibis-wannabe
    10. bottle of his vintage adobo and a bottle of Duhat wine

    Nov 15, 2009 | 1:18 pm

  79. Jesus Wilfrido Guevara says:

    1. olive green
    2. cotton
    3. ocean blue
    4. leather
    5. a pair of “tsinelas”
    6. a gold bracelet
    7. bench
    8. 10-year-old
    9. a stainless steel “Fishpan”

    Nov 15, 2009 | 4:31 pm

  80. edel says:

    1. aqua
    2. leather
    3. orange
    4. pig’s teeth
    5. orange spartan
    6. rolex
    7. doraemon
    8. white star-shaped
    9. “silver pin” so that she can use it to prick her pig if she’s making zubochon

    Nov 15, 2009 | 11:29 pm

  81. dhanggit says:

    It was fun answering!! Such a great game!

    1. Polka dot red
    2. Recyled fabric
    3. Metallic blue
    4. Dolce &Gabana
    5. Marinikina bought leather shoes
    6. an elegant Rolex
    7. vintage inherited Seiko
    8. Electro styled green
    9. A pot of adobong “nguso ng baboy”

    Nov 17, 2009 | 11:54 pm

  82. onelives says:

    1. skinny WetPU leather looking pants!
    2. poly. nylon and cotton
    3. magenta
    4. synthetic leather
    5. Sanuk sandals
    6. bejewelled, dozen for dime Rolex!
    7. G-shock
    8. larger than head bubuyog sunglasses
    9. MM’s version of Martha’s Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe!;)

    Nov 18, 2009 | 2:24 pm

  83. digitalmac24 says:

    1. greasy chino
    2. french fries
    3. green apple
    4. kitty-cat fur
    5. Chuck Taylors
    6. Mickey Mouse
    7. SpongeBob Squarepants
    8. John lennon
    9. Prison uniform

    Nov 19, 2009 | 2:34 am

  84. Ben says:

    I know what you are talking about when you speak of ties. I also had over 200 at one time. all the guys at work use to bid on them when I would have to make room for newer ones. I have only recently got out of direct sales am now focus on my web site http://www.treehouse43mall.com Not sure about you but it has taken some getting use to, not wearing a tie. But I am learning too get by without one, however, I cannot stop ( and will not) dashing myself with hugo boss 6. sorry somethings will never change. but is nice having my office at home. the drive is not bad either lol

    Dec 6, 2009 | 1:06 pm


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