28 Jun2009

Still Breathing… :)

by Marketman

A quick note to say my apologies for doing the blog equivalent of “radio silence” or “air raid blackouts” the past week or so. Things have gone by in a frenetic blur… Got sick hours before a scheduled departure to New York City for my niece’s wedding and with my temperature climbing to 40C, I worried about getting pulled over en route in Tokyo or New York for suspected swine flu so I decided not to depart as scheduled despite having already checked into the flight. Mrs. MM and The Teen left as planned. I stayed home for another two days in bed, drinking lots of liquids and willing the cooties away. I am not fond of doctors or medicine. Finally departed two days later and arrived in New York less than 20 hours before the wedding! Managed to help sister out with flowers and other logistics and stayed upright throughout the ceremony and reception. Collapsed into bed for serious rest for a day or two. Jet lag and the flu is not a recommended combination. Throw in hay fever and “drug addict” is an appropriate description. Albeit prescription drugs. A few days later attended a nephew’s graduation festivities out on Long Island, did a little shopping, and now find ourselves frantically packing to return home. And in the past week, I have only checked the blog occasionally and couldn’t manage to write a single post. But stay tuned and things should return to normal soon. Keep yourselves amused with the archives in the meantime. :)



  1. lyna says:

    hope you feel better

    Jun 28, 2009 | 1:54 am


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  3. SIMELYPOITO says:

    Mr MM hope you’ll be restored to your normal health and energy!!!have a safe trip home!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 1:55 am

  4. Bong says:

    Take it easy for a while! I know crossing time zones and breathing re-circulated air inside an airplane doesn’t help… but get well soon!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 2:29 am

  5. Connie C says:

    Wise decision to stay home and rest or you could have gotten sicker or quarantined somewhere enroute. Aren’t you glad you don’t have a Shanghai or Beijing connection or you’ll find yourself blogging somewhere while on quarantine? Stay away from H1N1!

    Hope you have a safe trip back home.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 2:37 am

  6. Lou says:

    Hope you feel 100% soon MM! Jet lag can be killer (from personal experience) and hay fever equally so (my husband’s annual scourge!!)

    Jun 28, 2009 | 3:32 am

  7. natie says:

    hope you’re well enough to travel, MM—look healthy and perky! sickly-looking passengers are suspect, and some get quarantined, esp those coming from our area. i know you had a great time being with family, celebrating milestones…at last, we have sunshine!! (and humidity…)

    hope you had very good cherries, apricots and peaches while you were here. farm-grown, local strawberries are also very delicious now!

    get lots of sleep!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 3:56 am

  8. Thumbbook says:

    Hope you get better soon! My husband also caught a mild flu and I had to keep it a secret here because of all the panic about the swine flu. He’s better now, thanks to a lot of chicken soups, vitamin C, and would you believe…ice cream? He’s sick but he’s craving ice cream…and he got better!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 4:44 am

  9. Scott Kohler says:

    Sounds like the usual Filipino whirlwind trip. I’ve had similar trips with my wife.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 4:57 am

  10. tna says:

    Hope you completely recover soon!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 5:22 am

  11. aggy says:

    poor mm! take care and feel better!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 5:58 am

  12. ntgerald says:

    Get well soon!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 6:22 am

  13. peanut says:

    Hope you get over the bugs soon.
    Hayfever can be a nasty one too specially if you have a cold already happening.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 6:37 am

  14. Vanessa says:

    Get well soon, Marketman! And wise decision not to risk getting flag in the multiple airports you were passing through! Feel better.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 6:54 am

  15. bearhug0127 says:

    MM, take care… the blog can wait…and we can wait….
    Hope you get well soon.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 7:04 am

  16. artisan chocolatier says:

    MM, take a break!!! Hay fever alone is a killer, what more if you add jet lag!! Stay home and let sister feed you…

    Jun 28, 2009 | 7:52 am

  17. Gini says:

    Will the bugs away, MM. Rest and lots of fluids. Have a safe trip and we’ll see you back here soon. And I am looking forward to pictures. I hope you will be posting some esp of the flower arrangements.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 9:40 am

  18. Jane Amora says:

    Get well soon!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 9:42 am

  19. zena says:

    Jet lag is the pits and hits me hard. Speedy recovery! I am now craving for liempo! Cooked any way but preferably grilled the Filipino way or like lechon kawali. It is a cut I have to go to the butcher for and since I am only 1, it will take me forever to finish 5 lbs!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 11:28 am

  20. ariel says:

    I grew up in Manhasset Long Island. Get well MM.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 12:15 pm

  21. Angela says:

    I hope you feel better soon! Have a safe (and uneventful) trip home :)

    Jun 28, 2009 | 2:32 pm

  22. hill roberts says:

    Buenos dias, MM.
    Include onions in your priority list of superfoods. Extremely effective, thins out blood, gets rid of waste and relieves nose flow. When was the last time I had cold and cough??? Can’t remember—a decade or so ago. Get well soon.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 4:37 pm

  23. Beth says:

    So sorry to hear you were sick.Hope you’re feeling much better now.Take plenty of rest,fluids, fresh fruits and veggies.Don’t hurry and worry about us, the archives keep us busy.Get well soon MM and a safe trip back home!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 5:27 pm

  24. Alan says:

    Oh, Gosh! What a busy bee. I hope you feel better soon!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 6:24 pm

  25. Mila says:

    I hope the hay fever isn’t as severe as last year’s bout. Take care, have a safe flight back to Manila.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 6:25 pm

  26. Marketman says:

    ariel, how bizarre is that… I was just at the “Miracle Mile” in Manhasset yesterday! :) Mila, this time around, the hay fever is far less the problem… it’s the other cooties that did me in. Thank you all for such kind comments and get well wishes… I feel like with all of these good wishes the flu bugs will wither and die…heehee.

    Jun 28, 2009 | 7:39 pm

  27. marissewalangkaparis says:

    We really missed you but get well and rest well!! Will pray for travelling mercies for you and family!! Take care!!

    Jun 28, 2009 | 8:16 pm

  28. dee says:

    GET WELL…QUICK….Before the WHO come chasing after you!!!! Here’s praying that pneumonia does not set in…

    Jun 28, 2009 | 10:20 pm

  29. thelma says:

    get well soon, mm….

    Jun 28, 2009 | 11:46 pm

  30. bagito says:

    Hope you feel better by the time you read this, MM! Take care and God bless!

    Jun 29, 2009 | 10:11 am

  31. angelbride says:

    Get well soon MM!

    Jun 29, 2009 | 1:55 pm

  32. Helen says:

    Get well soon, MM!!

    Jun 29, 2009 | 7:58 pm

  33. Albenia says:

    Get well soon and take advantage of the sick time to charge up yourself. We miss you but we knew we all need downtime.

    Jun 29, 2009 | 11:25 pm

  34. trinam says:

    MM, get well soon and safe trip home!

    Jun 30, 2009 | 1:25 am


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