17 Apr2012

These are the last two marketmanila.com shirts (SIZE SMALL) up for grabs in the MM Summer Giveaway Promo… :) Four other previous winners have already been sent their shirts by LBC courier, so you could have one too! Here is how you can win them.

TOMORROW, I will post the FIRST EVER PASSWORD PROTECTED post on this blog. If you are a die-hard fan, a long-time reader, silent voyeuristic lurker or just plain curious, you will probably want to have that PASSWORD. It’s not an earth shattering post, a slightly silly one, really, but you’ll understand why I may not have wanted it available for all to see. I may do other PASSWORD PROTECTED posts in the future, like limited release special recipes, fishpan worthy items, etc. that are meant for regular readers with the PASSWORD rather than casual googlers. Or perhaps passwords would gain you first access, then the post opened up to the general public after a few days, to differentiate comments from regulars and those who come in just to join the fray on one particular topic. After you figure the PASSWORD out, please keep it to yourself. If it becomes too commonly known, it will be changed. :)

You can only figure out the PASSWORD for the next 24 plus hours UNTIL 12 NOON MANILA TIME on Wednesday, 18 April 2012, and the clues will be erased after that. Once you have figured out the PASSWORD, hold onto it until the password protected post comes out tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 April 2012. Read that post and submit your entry if you would like to win one of these two small marketmanila t-shirts. Two winners will be selected randomly from all correct entries received, and the shirts will be couriered to readers (Philippine addresses only, but you can join from abroad if you have a relative or friends address to send the shirt to) by next week. Good luck.

James Bond is Marketman’s idol from a cinematic perspective. Nothing too artsy, serious or thought provoking. Just good old action, travel, gadgets, cars, planes, boats, guns, eye candy, romance, adventure, etc. A series that has been running some 50+ years, it was my Dad’s favorite as well, and I think I have personally watched every single one of the 22 movies in the James Bond franchise so far. JB or 007 has been mentioned in dozens of posts on this blog over the past 7-8 years, and your first clue will appear on this particular post on the movie Casino Royale from 19 November 2006… Head there (and look closely at the END of each post) and collect all of the clues to the PASSWORD. Enjoy!



  1. marissa says:

    my first time to comment, got the password! excited to use it for tomorrow’s post

    thanks MM

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:12 am


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  3. Marvien De Leon says:

    Got it na po! Many thanks po MM! God bless and more power to marketmanila.com

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:14 am

  4. ying says:

    Got it! Thanks MM, looking forward to your post tom…

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:15 am

  5. Marketman says:

    Great, so the progression works, and folks have easily figured it out. Just takes a bit of patience sorting through posts… Thanks!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:15 am

  6. bitoy says:

    got it already, i use the other method, opened only 2 post. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:18 am

  7. Jane says:

    Got it. Truly enjoy reading your posts. Informative and fun! Learning a lot too :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:19 am

  8. Libay says:

    GOT IT! :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:19 am

  9. marissa says:

    have been waiting for this post since this early morning, its fun to look for the clues, and the final clue……its worth it, just like finding a key to a treasure chest.Well MM’s post are likely treasured items you could always read on over and over again without tiring. been a very long fan.

    good luck to other MM fans

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:20 am

  10. Passive.observer says:

    i feel like reading those choose your own adventure books! :) haha. Got it also.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:23 am

  11. khrishyne says:

    marketman, i am so fearful that i dont get the pw right…grr, it would really ruin my life if i dont get it…i would want the small size shirt, either one, so that i will be inspired to fit in it.:)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:23 am

  12. nancy says:

    I got the password too! Thank you MM!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:27 am

  13. Marketman says:

    khrishyne, it will be obvious if you get the password right. Obvious. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:27 am

  14. sandee says:

    Uy sakto siguro sa akin small hehe Got the password as well. That was fun :P

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:28 am

  15. Mart says:

    Thanks MM! I felt like Tom Hanks in the Da Vinci Code following the clues. Haha! Took me a while to figure out the last part though.
    Looking forward for tomorrow’s t-shirt drawing!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:33 am

  16. Marketman says:

    Hint. You HAVE to go to at least 7 different posts to get the letters of the password. I cannot imagine anyone getting the password with just two posts, as is claimed by email to me… perhaps you will have gotten the wrong password. The components of the password are in multiple posts… just saying. Unless you are a truly world class hacker and figured out a password before I have even used it. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:33 am

  17. Giancarlo says:

    Got the password. Thanks!
    I don’t know if this allowed. Please do tell or delete this post if it isn’t.

    To make life easier for the other readers. the archives of wordpress blogs have a pattern.



    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:37 am

  18. Giancarlo says:

    Just have to say that it seem that the character sequencing was done well !!! Kudos!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:41 am

  19. Marketman says:

    Giancarlo, yes, absolutely, use the search function through the archives, it’s one of the motives behind the exercise, to get newer readers more familiar with how to search the archives… thanks… :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:41 am

  20. Betchay says:

    Got it! I enjoyed the game Mr. Bond! :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:41 am

  21. pixienixie says:

    Whew! Got it! Can’t wait for the password-protected posts. :D

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:41 am

  22. Vennis Suarez says:

    GOT IT!!!! and I was searching for the clues while I’m in the office!!! Thanks for the hint MM….it’s fun!! Looking forward to your post tomorrow!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:41 am

  23. Chrissy says:

    Got it! Going through your archives, I realized I’ve been reading your posts for 7 or so years!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:44 am

  24. JE says:

    Got it, and curious to see what’s getting posted with it. And from checking out the archive search, it’s alarming to see how frequently you can post in a month.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:45 am

  25. Gigi says:

    haha! thank goodness for google.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:47 am

  26. Nel says:

    Got it!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:48 am

  27. Marketman says:

    JE, over the 7.33 year lifespan of this blog, I have posted a total of 3,250 posts or an average of 1.23 posts per day, every single day for 2,675 days! It amazes even me. Though a lot of it is jibberish, there is content. I just checked now, and there are 110,000+ reader comments so far, and I think that excludes my own comments, so the amount of information shared by readers alone is mind boggling… :) And platinum award winner in the reader comment category has to go to bettyq and footloose… :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:53 am

  28. Charisse says:

    My voyeurism is upgraded to password protected level now. Got it! LOL.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:59 am

  29. Maan says:

    got it yeyey! I’ve been a lurker since 2009 and I think I’m gonna try and start commenting more. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:01 am

  30. Marketman says:

    OMGulay, you should see the visitor pageview stats for the blog for 10-11am this morning, nearly 1,000 people have been coursing through the blog trying to figure the password out! I thought only a few dozen per hour would be silly enough to do that… yipes… I am surprised the site hasn’t crashed yet. :) And not a single mention of the previously PG rated photo of Marketman in one of the posts with a clue? The last time I posted that photo, I had to take it down after 20 hours or risk abusive emails from readers… hahaha.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:02 am

  31. Candy says:

    Got the password! :) Excited for tomorrow.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:06 am

  32. khrishyne says:

    :D, i searched all posts with JB so there would be lesser posts to shift thru…

    the photo, i think everyone is looking at the end of the post MM.

    hope you get another Bond photo this summer…:)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:07 am

  33. Gigi says:

    haha! thank goodness for google

    Gigi – (deleted paragraph) evil, no CLUES like that! Evil grin. Folks have to work for it. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:07 am

  34. Marilou See says:

    I’m part of the 1,000 people coursing your site as we try to track down all the clues…can’t wait for the grand finale tom….it was a blast going all those archive..= )

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:10 am

  35. Pinky says:

    Haaaay!!! Ive read all the posts twice na.. Got all the letters.. Pero i cannot for the life of me figure it out!!!!! What is wrong with me?!! MM,im hopeless.. And beginning to accept i wont see the protected posts.. Were the letters just clues or that’s the password na or i need to anagram it? Two words ba or just one? Help!!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:10 am

  36. ami says:

    Got the password. Was stumped on the final clue. Had to google to figure it out.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:12 am

  37. Mimi says:

    I have forgotten about the adobo photoshop photo of you! Hahaha! Thanks for the password chasing game. Now I have to figure it out…

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:12 am

  38. Lyn says:

    I wonder which post in your archive is the most read and which is the most commented on? would be a nice to know =)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:15 am

  39. gaye says:

    Got it, MM. Figured it had something to do with JB as soon as I read the first post. I wonder what’s in the password protected post tomorrow. Hmmm… :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:17 am

  40. michelle says:

    Hi Mr. MM! I am one of those “silly enough” searching for the hidden password in the past few minutes, and I was able to find it! Yehey! And I actually enjoyed the search.

    BTW, we’ll be in Cebu by next month and am so excited to get to taste your Zubuchon for the first time.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:18 am

  41. KV says:

    Similar to other commenters, I’m a lurker too. Interesting contest mechanics, MM! I actually enjoyed re-reading past posts in the process. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:19 am

  42. Marketman says:

    Lyn, in the old days, tapa, tocino and chicken inasal were the most read recipe posts. Rants also garnered a phenomenal amount of readership… Lately, posts that seek to help readers find things like “where can I buy” have been popular. For the past two years, the ten most popular posts are shown at the bottom of the opening page of the blog…

    Pinky, take a deep breath. Think Bond. And all will reveal itself. I promise. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:19 am

  43. Chef's Best says:

    We’re all silly enough to do this for yah! Havin fun though haha!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:19 am

  44. betty q. says:

    That was soooo much fun, MM!!!! Nasunugan tuloy ako ng ginigisa ko for supper!!!! Plan B it is for supper!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:29 am

  45. Skye says:

    YES!!! I got it :-D My desktop is at the shop and I’m using a phone and I freaked when I opened the post and it said something along the lines “you are not authorized…” I ran and used another phone :-) thankfully it was just the wifi signal fluctuating hence the error msg haha

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:30 am

  46. Ria says:

    So much fun. Thanks MM. Re server issues, I saw an error message earlier when I tried viewing the archive page, but I am happy to report that it has disappeared.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:30 am

  47. khrishyne says:

    huh, now i can breathe normally…:)

    indeed, as gigi said, thank goodness for google.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:30 am

  48. Cynthia says:

    OMG! I thought i would never get it! Had to do some research through the net to get the right word! I’m not too big with xxxxxx so I almost asked my officemates to crack the code for me :-) But finally, i got it!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:30 am

  49. greens_blossoms says:

    I got stuck with clue #3 – got soooooooooooooooooo distracted admiring a hunk :-)….moved on when I heard hubby asking why i was drooling …hahahaha

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:32 am

  50. james1 says:

    Finally got it. I’m ready for the fun.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:32 am

  51. sd says:

    Huzzah! Got the password as well. Can’t wait for MM’s pp post.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:33 am

  52. Ric V says:

    hay naku MM….kahit umulan ng walang humpay, kumidlat ng walang sing lakas, o mahulog man ang kalangitan….i will search the archives to get that password! didn’t really take long to figure it out =)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:38 am

  53. RV says:

    OMGulay! That was a fun scavenger hunt! MM, you are amazing! I experienced some issues earlier and freaked out a couple of times, but I managed to get all of them! Can’t wait for what’s in store. Hopefully I can comment more these days. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:39 am

  54. bearhug0127 says:

    @ Pinky – what’s google for? hint… hint…

    Absolutely had a grand time running thru those posts again. Thanks, MM.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:45 am

  55. Melit Villanueva says:

    got it! exciting!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:47 am

  56. TeresaT says:

    Just got the coveted p/w and be part of the first class readers lol I had fun going through the clues MM, thanks for making my day! I encountered a crash as I went through the archives lol but all is well. I can’t wait to see your first p/w protected post! More power!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:51 am

  57. Guits says:

    Yehey! Got it, too :D. Looking forward to the password-protected posts.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:52 am

  58. Joe-ker says:

    This was really fun:-) What surprised me is that I’ve read all the posts where you hid the clues. I didn’t know that I followed you that long already.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:56 am

  59. Crisma says:

    I also got the password. Thanks. It was fun doing it.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:57 am

  60. ECJ says:

    That was oodles of fun…I’m ready!…thank you MM!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:03 pm

  61. elma says:

    Got it! It was fun! :-)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:06 pm

  62. sonny sj says:

    Got it too!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:07 pm

  63. Rebecca says:

    Got it! :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:08 pm

  64. jakbkk says:

    hehehe….a couple of mouse clicks and i thought it was a random word until the last clue and everything made sense, good thing i’m a JB007 fan as well! :-}

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:15 pm

  65. amy says:

    I got it after going over the posts twice :) Only 6 posts gave a letter, was the 7th post supposed to give a letter too? I had to read all the comments and hints here to get more clues to figure out what the password is, and of course, google the last part because I am not a Bond fan. But that was fun, I was checking your posts since this morning :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:18 pm

  66. yette says:

    Can’t wait for this post to come and when it did, MM I don’t know if its just me or anything but I can’t seem to guess the password. It seems like my braincells have given up on me. Huhuhu! Don’t want to be left out once the time comes. I may be a lurker most of the time, but I’m really fond of your posts rave, rant or otherwise. May the waves of wisdom guide me.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:19 pm

  67. Didi says:

    yey1 got it! whew…

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:22 pm

  68. paeng says:

    Deleted. Really now Paeng, and give away all the fun?

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:24 pm

  69. Marketman says:

    yette, if you have all the letters then google it with “Bond” in mind… :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:33 pm

  70. la_vick says:

    got it, kumakabog ang dibdib ko sa sobrang excitement hahaha….

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:42 pm

  71. mayk says:

    hahaha got it too… it was fun… no cheats lolz

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:43 pm

  72. mrsalmond says:

    Woohoo! I got it! *glee*

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:44 pm

  73. betty q. says:

    MM…pasingit please!….ALILAY, go back to Pancake post…and no, it has nothing to do with the password!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:54 pm

  74. la_vick says:

    @ pinky sundin mo tip ni MM , think Bond, james bond xxxxx hehehehe

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:58 pm

  75. Rhea says:

    I got it! This is my first comment, I’ve always been a silent reader.
    Exciting pero nakakagutom, napakain tuloy ako ng Skyflakes *winkwink* :)
    (MM, delete this if it’s not fine.)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 12:59 pm

  76. aji says:

    Got it! I love games likes this. I just finished reading The Midas Code and doing NSA cryptology puzzles. Aliw! I hope you put up more clever puzzles and contests for your readers MM. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:02 pm

  77. Sol says:

    Whew!!! Finally figured out the password MM!!
    Google is really me bestriend,lol!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:02 pm

  78. yette says:

    Yehey! MM Got it! Thanks a lot. Am so happy right now. It may have taken me this long but I’m glad I experienced playing this game. Hats off to you MM.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:05 pm

  79. boo says:

    I figured it out!!!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:05 pm

  80. princesssonj says:

    This silent voyeuristic lurker got the password. teehee! .

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:07 pm

  81. Joey in Dubai says:

    Thanks MM for the unrelenting thrill in each and every post!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:09 pm

  82. Lalaine says:

    Yeheeeey! got it. gosh marketman, you’re so sexy naman ngayon! Who would have thought you have been cooking a whole lot of lechons?!!! compliments to your zubuchon. FINALLY, i got to taste “the” best lechon. Zubuchon will definitely be the last meal should I be in death row. My Sophie who is not so found of pork was eating the lechon this lunch. Thank MM! Really love it!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:22 pm

  83. Jannah in Abu Dhabi says:


    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:27 pm

  84. maru says:

    yey! got the password!!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:27 pm

  85. Sam says:

    I’m in!! Looking forward to reading Tuesday’s post. Best Marketmanila upgrade, ever. :D!!!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:31 pm

  86. maia says:

    i got d password, yehey! looking forward to using it.:)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:31 pm

  87. Maricel Hipol says:

    password is xxxxxxx :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:32 pm

  88. joanie says:

    got it! (thanks to my husband). I showed him the first 3 letters and he already told me what it is. he is also a james bond fan

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:36 pm

  89. rowena says:

    password-check! excited for tomorrow… I hope I will win that shirt!!!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:37 pm

  90. Jenn Chon says:

    got it! super excited for tomorrow’s post… =)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:42 pm

  91. Romy Manabat says:

    Got it!
    I am a long time reader/ lurker of your blog MM

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:43 pm

  92. Mommy G says:

    got the password!..excited for tomorrow’s post!….

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:49 pm

  93. renzelle says:

    i got it! im soooo happy =)) first time to make a comment on this blog.. thanks MM! =))

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:52 pm

  94. PITS, MANILA says:


    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:54 pm

  95. krizteene says:

    i couldn’t contain myself when i figured the password out. good thing everyone inside our transport is arabic so noone understood what i said. hahaha!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 1:58 pm

  96. Claudette in NY says:

    Yay!!! Got it!!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:00 pm

  97. Dogbone says:

    Password secured.

    All this hype for an unseen post?
    Can’t wait to see what it’s all about!
    A major rant? A new fishpan?
    A revelation?

    Amazing ka talaga MM!
    Galing ng mga readers mo!
    (Me included! Hahaha!!!)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:07 pm

  98. Elaine says:

    Got it! That was fun(: Looking forward to the post!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:10 pm

  99. bijin says:

    I don’t think I’m good at this…got all the letters and then what?

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:11 pm

  100. ECC says:

    At first, the letters did not make sense to me. I thought it was some acronym. So, I read all the comments to try to figure it out. You have to rearrange the letters pala. I hope that is not too much information, MM. Just trying to help others like me who are not familiar with the details regarding James Bond.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:11 pm

  101. richard says:

    Looking forward to your post tomorrow!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:20 pm

  102. Jeff says:

    got it! :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:20 pm

  103. anne says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for years now, but this is my first time to comment. Got the password and am so excited!!

    On a side note, MM, I saw you in Salcedo last weekend and I was really starstruck! :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:24 pm

  104. Marketman says:

    Good grief, this is wacky crazy. Now I fear the post tomorrow will be far too boring, tame, etc. to justify this search for a password. :) bijin, you have to unscramble the letters, and it will make up a word or two… google that word and it will all make sense, I promise.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:24 pm

  105. redberry says:

    Wow I enjoyed hunting for the password! At first I can not really figure it out. But thanks a lot to Google!!! :D

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:25 pm

  106. madgwenny says:


    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:33 pm

  107. Monique says:

    Yay!!! Got it MM. I’m soo happy

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:38 pm

  108. mangopie says:

    Got the password! Long time lurker, first time post. Good thing I’m a **** fan too :D. Looking forward to your post. More power MM!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:39 pm

  109. jakespeed says:

    Got it. i hope the password protected post tomorrow will be worth it. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:42 pm

  110. rie says:

    yoohooo! got it! excited much!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 2:42 pm

  111. Cheryl says:

    got it! tnx MM! so excited for tomorrow!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:03 pm

  112. Eileen C says:

    I’m a happy momma, MM! That was soooo much fun–I even paused to read your post on my birthday last year because I remember wanting to eat corn, after I read that! Thanks, thanks!!! I am still smiling…..

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:07 pm

  113. Dodi says:

    Hehehe, got it B, J.B.!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:10 pm

  114. Footloose says:

    Now that wasn’t so difficult. It would have shaken me though if it had been just a bum steer.

    In 1960 the first functioning laser was set up by Theodore H. Maiman in the Hughes Research Labs. In 1964 I submitted a freshman term paper about it. The following year they tried using it to bisect 007 starting from where it hurts most. My favorite quote from Goldfinger though is:

    Bond: That looks like a woman’s gun.
    Largo: Do you know a lot about guns, Mr. Bond?
    Bond: No, but I know a little about women.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:10 pm

  115. kaye says:

    OMG! I figured it out! instead of doing my homework.. this is what I did :-) More fun :-)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:19 pm

  116. Lojet says:

    Let the games begin!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:24 pm

  117. Elit says:

    MM, sobrang nagpanic ako if I will not be able to get the password right. Kaya I asked pa my son to help me in writing down the important stuff before we go on to the next clue. Yey! Got it Mr. Bond! :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:24 pm

  118. laarnz says:

    hahaha…….got it MM……it was fun….parang text twist…..

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:27 pm

  119. boopsie says:

    Woohoo! i got the PASSWORD! Will wait for your protected post!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:28 pm

  120. RobKSA says:

    got it but what surprise me really is the number of posts you did already, amazing!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:28 pm

  121. sunshine says:

    been a loyal lurker for several years..good thing i got the password…parang da vinci code ang level of excitement… i wouldnt want to miss reading your posts…

    your blog is one of very few i continue to read …. most blogs now are obviously paid hacks with bad grammar to boot…yours is consistently informative, interesting, well-thought out and well-written…

    oh ive tried the zubochon from the cebu airport and it was absolutely divine..gourmet lechon at its finest

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:30 pm

  122. Pinky says:

    Got it MM!!! hahaha *dancing like crazy* after much contemplating and forehead wrinkling, i decoded it! My poor brain was not working kanina talaga, nagpanic ako kaya siguro lalong di nagwork plus im using my phone to browse.. Haha *excuses excuses* … but now i got it na! Can’t wait for the much awaited post!

    For those who are still lost, just think BOND, JAMES BOND!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:30 pm

  123. anna says:

    got it!!!! =) am so happy and eagerly waiting for the coded blog.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:35 pm

  124. besYS says:

    Now, the reveal…..

    James Bond and Market Man – you’re Twins!

    ( got the password! )

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:48 pm

  125. Jenn Chon says:

    hoooray for you pinky!!! finally…. =)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:52 pm

  126. Ramed says:

    Got it =)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:57 pm

  127. Sleepless in Seatlle says:


    Apr 17, 2012 | 3:59 pm

  128. GIjane says:

    wahhh…. i dont get it.. i went to the post… pero after that… blank… as in blank… feel really dumb ;(

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:03 pm

  129. Sleepless in Seatlle says:

    I am a MM freakazoid!!i had Dental& Doctors appt. today,bundle up with bought a new suv and a social obligation, I let out a little scream of “gotta to go home “to my hubby tonight just to break a code..it was fun!! I’m a little excited ..hope to sleep this am:)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:09 pm

  130. Kiko says:

    Got it!! :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:15 pm

  131. GIjane says:

    GOT IT… hay… looking at the wrong posts kaya I didn’t see the clues…

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:15 pm

  132. Tin says:

    +1 for added pressure :))

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:16 pm

  133. Botchok says:

    Got it! whew.. had a busy day and almost forgot about all these. exciting!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:18 pm

  134. Sleepless in Seatlle says:

    @Gijane..archives and exact post date.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:19 pm

  135. besYS says:

    Okey, relax muna….

    – click Archives
    – click the date 19 November 2006, Casino Royale ( look at the end of the post )
    – you will see the the “clue”
    – the clue will direct you to go to… …..until you have eveything.
    – unscramble the letters
    – think James Bond – google it!
    Easy lang, pramis! ;-)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:23 pm

  136. Rowi says:

    The search for the password is like opening Pandora’s Box – a wealth of information in your archives. I got sidetracked reading some of your posts while following up on the clues. Such diversity of topics! Very clever to introduce the new readers and re-introduce the regular readers to Marketmanila-pedia. Congratulations MM! Am looking forward to reading your password-protected posts.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:43 pm

  137. GIjane says:

    Thank you for the help… got it already… I was clicking the wrong posts kaya I wasn’t able to see the clues. Tapos, I was reading the last comment, total fail hehe.. should be the post itself pala. Thanks again. :D

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:48 pm

  138. julie says:

    finally got it! i got lost– clicked on the post on stocks by mistake (same date) and for a while toyed with “stocks and BONDs?” : ) Fun game sir! really a challenge.
    I really appreciate all the helpful co-readers who were cheering the “slower” ones along, me included.
    Parang (marketman) family or crew game :) thanks guys!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 4:51 pm

  139. millet says:

    what fun!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 5:09 pm

  140. Syn says:

    Got it! Bwahahaha!!! (Evil laugh)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 5:26 pm

  141. sophie says:

    thanks MM got it earlier but late post in here, lol. mas nauna pa comment ko sa password protected post… para akong hinahabol ng aso kanina when checking for the clues and stucked to the post with your photo deleted (kulang na lang baliktarin ko iPad para mahanap ang photo),scanned it back and forth checking the two photos, at hanap hanap ka. this is a good game, looking for more!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 5:28 pm

  142. linda says:

    yay! I got it,BJB :D

    Apr 17, 2012 | 5:29 pm

  143. eda says:

    Got the password! Not a James Bond fan though…more of a Mr. MM fan. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 5:39 pm

  144. millet says:

    footloose, you were a froshie in 1964?! ;-)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 5:41 pm

  145. ysa says:

    YESSS! i’m in…. :) that was fun… the equivalent of a post easter egg hunt.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 5:58 pm

  146. Rowie says:

    Yehey!! I got it!! That was soooo much fun!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 5:58 pm

  147. ysa says:

    that was so cool. thanks Marketman. i was reminded of the old computer game “where in the world is Carmen San Diego”. :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 6:06 pm

  148. emjie says:

    got it too!!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 6:21 pm

  149. little mary says:

    got the password, thanks MM for the fun.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 6:42 pm

  150. Shasha says:

    That was fun mm!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 8:04 pm

  151. edee says:

    waaaaa only got 3 letters, already stuck, help more clues pls….waaaaaa….panicking now :(

    Apr 17, 2012 | 8:06 pm

  152. edee says:

    finally got it with the 3 letters and help of google, yipeee!!!!!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 8:26 pm

  153. Footloose says:

    @Millet, Yes, that’s going on fifty in a coupla years.

    Ita sensim sine sensu aetas senescit.

    Thus unhurried and heedless, life wanes.

    Cicero describing Cato’s maturity.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 8:38 pm

  154. ahd says:

    got it! pastilan :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 9:53 pm

  155. Bunch says:

    I feel like such a loser. I can’t figure it out. :(

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:10 pm

  156. Akeeno says:

    I was one of those readers this morning. It was so thrilling. Was working and talking with my staff at the same time while going through the archives for the password. Whew! :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:12 pm

  157. tonceq says:

    Post Easter season hunt Market Manila Style!
    Clever than ever MM! Or should I say Mr. JB? :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:14 pm

  158. Bunch says:

    I got it! I was missing one letter pala. I guess i was too excited the first try.

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:15 pm

  159. edee says:

    finally, i was able to find the other clues, even though i figured the password with 3 letters, i told myself i need to find those post with the other clues and bearing in mind what the others are saying, “think Bond, James bond”, and I did and i found them…..hahahaha……

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:19 pm

  160. alilay says:

    woke up and remembered, jumped out of bed, got it now i can prepare my son’s breakfast, bettyq going back to the pancake post now

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:21 pm

  161. KUMAGCOW says:

    And yes, I am too late :(

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:25 pm

  162. Irene says:

    Yikes, I almost missed it…

    After a minor panic attack, a big sigh of relief :)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 10:55 pm

  163. Katrinas says:

    YAY, got it!!! :-D Grabe, you know what I had to do, MM?! I didn’t have time to do this earlier, then I had to go to a friend’s house tonight. When I realized I might not get home in time tonight (nor wake up early enough tomorrow) to “work” on the password, I asked my friend if I could borrow her iPad — which, by the way, I don’t know how to use — then excused myself so that I could do this! HAHAHA! It’s a good thing it didn’t take too long, or my friend would’ve thought I was a most rude guest, indeed! ;-) Anyway, I know what I’m gonna do first thing when I wake up tomorrow (which, admittedly, will be very late): check to see the first password-protected post! :-D

    I’ve gotta say: that was fun, MM. And I’m just SO glad that I “came back to the fold” in time to be part of it! :-)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:10 pm

  164. jdc8888 says:

    Am I late… =)

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:45 pm

  165. Joni says:

    Got it! But…why did I get an extra letter? Hahahaha! Is it really supposed to be like that? Wait…Baka ako lang yun. I’m just going to give it to my mom. I bet she’s going to make me figure it out anyway. Hahaha!

    Apr 17, 2012 | 11:49 pm

  166. evelyn says:

    got it!!!thanks also to mr. google without him i don’t know what james bond coming xxxxx.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 12:07 am

  167. Joseph says:

    I think Im missing the last letter clue. I tried re-arranging the letters I got but I still can’t figure it out. I feel so left out. :(

    Apr 18, 2012 | 12:36 am

  168. Linda says:

    Got it. It was so much fun.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 1:27 am

  169. Faust says:

    Hello MM I got it at last! I thought it was in uppercase, lowercase pala.. hehehe ^_^

    Apr 18, 2012 | 1:30 am

  170. Ena says:

    Whee! Got it! That was such a fun “treasure hunt” :) Two-thumbs up!

    Apr 18, 2012 | 1:59 am

  171. Rochelle says:

    waaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! I am in baby! LOL :)) it was fun MM! :) now I never have to miss any of your post ;)

    Apr 18, 2012 | 3:44 am

  172. betty q. says:

    Joseph….GOOGLE!!!!!!!! You’ll get it even without the last clue!

    Apr 18, 2012 | 4:10 am

  173. Joseph says:

    Thanks betty i tried googling it but nothing came out. I will try it again.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 7:50 am

  174. munmelad says:

    MM, you dont know the amount of anxiety that this hunt had caused me. I felt like i was running against time. You dont know how amazed i was when the post opened. Hahahaa! Sooo happy. And yes, i am what you call a silent follower. Off to read your post! Love this blog!

    Apr 18, 2012 | 8:26 am

  175. andrea says:

    Mr. MM, i was so busy in the office yesterday…i missed the password clues..can i still get it now pls, pls, pls? i feel so left out (like joseph)… am a long time reader and occasional commenter, and i really feel sad today when your new posts are password protected already… hu hu hu

    Apr 18, 2012 | 8:27 am

  176. andrea says:

    yes! i got it now! thank you!

    Apr 18, 2012 | 9:04 am

  177. MariaD says:

    Im one of your silent lurkers.. Also got the pw.. Thanks for giving lurker like me a first class seat.. But why cant i open your two protected posts today? Tried typing the movie title but cant stil go to your new post.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 9:18 am

  178. Marketman says:

    Maria, if you have all the letters, they are scrambled, so you have to unscramble it to form a word. Then the password is in lower case letters, not CAPITALIZED. I hope that helps, others seem to be accessing the password protected posts readily… Thanks.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 9:22 am

  179. Marketman says:

    Andrea et al, password clues are posted UNTIL 12 NOON TODAY, so there is still time to get the password. Thanks.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 9:25 am

  180. tamale8888 says:

    O God! I only read this now and I’m at work! Help, MM!

    Apr 18, 2012 | 9:30 am

  181. cherryoyvr says:

    Got it!

    Apr 18, 2012 | 9:45 am

  182. Joel says:

    MM, you could say that I am one of your silent followers.
    Only today did I found out about the password thing and I exerted all my effort in getting the password. It was all worth it.
    Thank you for all your wonderful and informative posts. :)

    Apr 18, 2012 | 10:14 am

  183. sasha says:

    thought i would be a lurker forever but this contest brought the “evil” in me. been stealing time at work since this morning. i got the clue after a meeting. pat my back for making it before the deadline. hmmm, would love to get the marketmaniac shirt even if my size is XS.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 10:29 am

  184. Harold says:

    xxxxxxx – really now, Harold, don’t be a spoiler…

    Apr 18, 2012 | 11:30 am

  185. cora says:

    The website was unaccesible last night. I got 7 letters though but not the final letter :-( And google is not helping me at the moment!!

    Apr 18, 2012 | 11:32 am

  186. ranny ace says:

    i dont know the password cant figgure it out…

    Apr 18, 2012 | 12:13 pm

  187. Cathyeresera says:

    I got the password! wheew

    Apr 18, 2012 | 12:23 pm

  188. nicole says:

    i was 12 minutes too late..i got into the last clue but it was gone na :((( hu huuu

    Apr 18, 2012 | 12:24 pm

  189. lurker_no_more says:

    i was 40 minutes late…..

    Apr 18, 2012 | 12:45 pm

  190. Cris Jose says:

    whaaatttt!!!! I’m late na, MM!!! wala bang extension?.. been buried with work since last week… paano naman kami? :(

    Apr 18, 2012 | 12:46 pm

  191. margrethe says:

    got it!!! (it took me a while to figure it out.. hahaha).. thank you so much for the clue MM! :)

    Apr 18, 2012 | 12:51 pm

  192. Carol says:

    Thanks, MM/JB, that was great! And thanks for making it not too hard :). So glad to be able to still access the clues despite my being late!

    I started very late since I was out on meetings since yesterday until this noontime.

    For the others , the clues are still there, so don’t despair if you are late! Just hurry up, before the clues are taken down!

    Apr 18, 2012 | 2:15 pm

  193. MariaD says:

    Yehey i was able to open the protected posts. I dont know why i cant do it with the ipod.. will try again later. I panicked since yesterday thinking i wont be able to read your protected posts. Thanks MM for very informative blogs.. Really love the community here.. More power to you..

    Apr 18, 2012 | 2:18 pm

  194. Tricia says:

    I missed the password :(

    Apr 18, 2012 | 3:10 pm

  195. Marketman says:

    THE CLUES HAVE BEEN TAKEN DOWN. Thank you to all for going on the search…

    Apr 18, 2012 | 3:23 pm

  196. bitoy says:

    Actually 3 post, first two post with the clue, third post regarding with tatoo, then i search the net, presto directed to hq of james bond.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 3:55 pm

  197. Novie says:

    oh no…does this mean i can no longer read your post…i did not get the password…panic mode….

    Apr 18, 2012 | 5:10 pm

  198. gigie dela cruz says:

    hu hu hu….wala po talaga ako makita kundi B J B?

    Apr 18, 2012 | 5:38 pm

  199. myra manalang says:

    Na miss ko po yung password ang nakita ko lang po ay yung una “L”. waaaaaaaa.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 6:26 pm

  200. myra manalang says:

    Sir MM sana pagbigyan nyo naman po yung mga hindi nakaabot na makuha yung password, I’ve been following your blog way back….. uhm… Radical chef pa si Mam Connie Veneracion, please :(

    Apr 18, 2012 | 6:55 pm

  201. tisay says:

    haay, sayang hindi ko nakita ang password…

    Apr 18, 2012 | 9:43 pm

  202. bagito says:

    crap, i’m too late!!!!!! :'(

    Apr 18, 2012 | 10:05 pm

  203. Jun B says:

    missed it – guess I’ll be flying this site “coach” from now on :(

    Apr 18, 2012 | 10:21 pm

  204. ConnieC says:

    MM surely knows how to stir the pot!

    Look at all the new names coming out of lurkingdom joining the fun and commenting on this blog. And the latecomers are crying boo, hoo, hoo.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 11:16 pm

  205. Katrina says:

    Um…the “Katrinas” above is me. As I said, I’m not used to the iPad, so I kept making typos. :-/

    Apr 18, 2012 | 11:27 pm

  206. Joseph says:

    Well after spending 2 days trying to decode the clue, I still couldn’t figure it out. I tried rearranging the letters, used google but still no luck. Not only do I feel left out, I feel stupid too. :( It seems that I harbor lots of useless brain cells. Anyway, I have given up and will just contend myself to reading old MM posts.

    Apr 18, 2012 | 11:35 pm

  207. Ctguy says:

    You lost me on the latest password protected post approach (and am afraid, future posts ) to what end did you intend to take this? Mere fun and games? it was fun. Cheers .

    Apr 19, 2012 | 2:18 am

  208. Vicky Go says:

    I missed it! I’m just reading the posts now April 18 2012 3:51 PM New York time.
    Manila time is 12 hrs ahead.
    I just hope not all posts from now on will be password protected.
    Or that you’ll give us laggards a second chance to catch up.

    Apr 19, 2012 | 3:54 am

  209. kcmc says:

    arghhh…soooo late..just got out of the hosp confinement today..boohooo..cant access the password protected mm articles..any chance left mm?

    Apr 19, 2012 | 7:33 am

  210. cwid says:

    Oh, missed it! *groan* I was en route from Manila to Vancouver and I am still so groggy from lack of sleep. I hope there will be a next time.

    Apr 19, 2012 | 9:08 am

  211. Ging says:

    oh crap. was so busy at the clinic. just logged in >:-(

    Apr 19, 2012 | 9:20 am

  212. KC says:

    A few busy days of school and this slipped my mind. Have mercy on us, MM! I’ve been a faithful reader for years!!

    Apr 19, 2012 | 11:10 am

  213. KC says:

    A few busy days of school and this totally slipped my mind! Have mercy on us, MM! I’ve been a faithful reader for years!!

    Apr 19, 2012 | 11:11 am

  214. Footloose says:

    Hey Vicky Go, long time no hear.

    Apr 19, 2012 | 1:55 pm

  215. britelite says:

    I guess I just have to contend with what I can read from here–too busy to figure the password—

    Apr 19, 2012 | 4:37 pm

  216. MrsKookie says:

    Shucks! I remember reading last April 16, excited for the 17th… Then my kids got sick and I just forgot all about it until now! Boohoo! I hope there will be other opportunities next time! I was an everyday reader, sometimes commenter, stalker (had the guts to approach MM in the airport!) but until i had to balance kids and work, my online presence has minimized :(

    Still reading the open posts anyway :)

    Apr 19, 2012 | 11:51 pm

  217. Lannie says:

    MM, wala bang second chance?!? Otherwise, this will be a lesson for me not to take my mother-in-law out anymore on a city trip. LOL.

    Apr 20, 2012 | 1:15 am

  218. mudra says:

    Yikes! Completely missed this! Was out on holiday with my family and we went without gadgets. Is there any chance that we get to access the protected posts as well? =(

    Apr 20, 2012 | 12:20 pm

  219. fru g says:

    Grrr… I missed this. Was crazy busy with work this week… Second chance mr. mm? Pleasee…

    Apr 20, 2012 | 9:58 pm

  220. Pinksalmonlady says:

    What is this ‘PASSWORD’ all about? I completely missed it too! How can I get it?

    Apr 21, 2012 | 7:21 am

  221. Fred says:

    Aw…. I missed the clues. :( woe es mee..

    Apr 21, 2012 | 1:05 pm

  222. Helen says:

    Oooohhhhhh……..Missed it, was too busy with work…. : (

    Apr 21, 2012 | 2:44 pm

  223. Ceej says:

    I missed the password :( I did made a mental note to check it on that day, but I had to see a doctor and take a medical test, and ended up stressing about it for the next few days. waaaah :( same with other readers here, hoping for a second chance. thanks :)

    Apr 21, 2012 | 10:31 pm

  224. mitzy says:

    @ novie and everybody else who commented after that , i know exactly how you feel : (( , mm baka pwede namn maka request ng grace period for the clues , please?

    Apr 22, 2012 | 2:44 pm

  225. joyce says:

    I’ve been out of cycle for a while, overloaded. I missed the password/clues. The daily grind of reading this blog perks me up. I’m having withdrawal symptoms.

    Apr 24, 2012 | 4:30 pm

  226. Ge says:

    I missed it, was too busy lately! Sigh! :(

    Apr 25, 2012 | 3:17 pm

  227. Marisa says:

    MM how about a longtime reader who got busy and just opened MM today… at work (shhh). what would happen to her? poor me…

    Apr 25, 2012 | 4:33 pm

  228. nina says:

    same here marissa :(

    Apr 29, 2012 | 2:55 pm


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