25 Apr2007

Trivia Contest Answers

by Marketman

Good grief… Whew!!! Who knew the response would be so rapid and so intense??? HEEHEE!!! You guys are too much!

Within hours of posting the trivia contest, my site was burning up with folks coursing through the archives trying to find the answers! At any rate, I have more than enough entries and by now all winners have been notified by email. So here are the answers for those that are curious.

1. What was the romantic date when I posted my FIRST rant on Marketmanila? Hint, it had something to do with toilets.

February 14, 2005, Valentines Day.

2. What was the full name of the infamous “fish pan lady” who called Marketman an elitist? Please include her middle initial.

Mylai. M. Dimaculangan

3. In December 2005, Marketman reviewed several commercially sold ensaimadas and rated only one as “VERY GOOD.” Who sells this ensaimada?

Marc Medina at the Salcedo Market

4. What were the top 3 desserts in the survey results of the TOP PINOY DESSERTS featured on this blog?

Suman, Halo-Halo, Leche Flan

5. Please name at least 3 cities or provinces that Marketman has visited and done posts on that start with the letter “B” (e.g., Bamako, Budapest, Bali, Brisbane, Bogota, Biliran,Bacolod).

Baguio, Barcelona, Busuanga, Batangas, and even Bicol as a region accepted.

6. What is Marketman’s shoe size?

Size 11

I was very amused by many of the emails I received, from folks who took time out from work to figure out the answers… others who guessed… and my favorite, a reader who is more obsessive compulsive than me and sent her answers complete with live links to all the relevant posts where the answers emanated from…heehee.

Thanks everyone for participating. Yikes, now I just have to figure out everyone’s mailing addresses and send these off during a very busy week indeed! Also, I promise to destroy your mailing addresses as soon as I send the magazines off so that total confidentiality is maintained. 42 Winners hailed not only from across the U.S. (and singit 2 Canada ones as well), but from Brazil, Austria, Italy, Brunei, Taiwan, Japan, Ireland and Singapore. I also have winners from all over the Philippines from Davao, Leyte, Cebu, Bacolod, all over Metro Manila, etc.!!! Thanks to Yummy magazine for adding 20 more magazines to the prize pool. Notified winners, please respond with your address ASAP so I can process everything before I get too caught up in other stuff!

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Teresa says:

    Hi MM! I guess I did not win huh? I didn’t receive any email I’m so sad :-( It a was fun trivia, though I already suspected the hits your site will go through as readers like me scrambled through your archives. You do have a large follower all around the globe. Any chance you can singit one mag for me when you visit NY? Just trying hehe

    Apr 25, 2007 | 7:22 am

     
  2. Maria Clara says:

    Congratulations to all the winners and salute all the participants and more power to Market Manila!

    Apr 25, 2007 | 7:26 am

     
  3. Teresa says:

    Thanks MM for the email notice. I won after all hehehe I’m so happy and thank you for that fun trivia. More power to you and I look forward to more fun reads in your site. :-)

    Apr 25, 2007 | 7:49 am

     
  4. Leticia says:

    Thanks a lot, you have really made my day.

    It’s interesting to see how many people from all over the world read this blog. Now I don’t feel so lonely in my curiosity about “strange” foods.

    Apr 25, 2007 | 7:54 am

     
  5. shirley says:

    Thanks Mr.MM for the email notice…I am happy i won and it was fun answering all the questions…looking forward to more interesting topics here in marketmanila…

    Apr 25, 2007 | 8:25 am

     
  6. flip4ever says:

    So maybe next time, a “virtual” scavenger hunt through your archives…that would really burn up your servers (LOL).

    Apr 25, 2007 | 8:26 am

     
  7. trishlovesbread says:

    I love winning anything!!! Thanks Marketman and Yummy! :-)

    Apr 25, 2007 | 8:49 am

     
  8. consol says:

    dear MM:

    mababaw lang ang kaligayahan ko! maraming salamat! YEEEEEE-HA!!!!!

    Apr 25, 2007 | 9:00 am

     
  9. Marisa says:

    I won! I won! Its such a thrill to win something!!! This is fun…

    Apr 25, 2007 | 9:16 am

     
  10. Dodi says:

    Hi Marketman!
    Although I wasn’t able to answer your trivia (came from a totally awesome vacation in Quezon Province), I felt like a winner too! Hehehehehe, I even bought my own copy of Yummy. The response from all over the world just goes to show you how Pinoys rule yeah? We’re everywhere!!! The Pacific side of the Philippines is truly awesome!

    Apr 25, 2007 | 9:49 am

     
  11. krizteene says:

    congratulations to all the winners! I’m looking forward to the next contest. =)

    MM, you rock!

    Apr 25, 2007 | 9:51 am

     
  12. ayrin says:

    This made my day! I’ve never been this happy winning a magazine.

    Apr 25, 2007 | 9:51 am

     
  13. Bubut says:

    congrats to all winners, though i didnt join. I already have a copy of the Yummy magazine even before April 1. I saw one at Robinsons’ Pioneer grocery section and i got one right away before it will become a priceless collection.

    For those who want a copy, i’m selling mine at P200(joke only). I’ll just bring my copy everytime I will visit the Salcedo Market and i might see MM there, and i will get his autograph. More power to you! MM.

    Apr 25, 2007 | 9:52 am

     
  14. wysgal says:

    Congratulations to all winners! MM: A trivia contest is something you may want to consider in your next EB, although sans the convenience of online search, the answers people will be giving should be more interesting. =)

    Apr 25, 2007 | 10:02 am

     
  15. mairzette (nicole) says:

    for the first time ata, maski nung nasa grade school pa ako, i never won the girlscout tickets…and now, finally…i won something! thanks marketman! I can’t wait to show the Yummy mag to my Executive Chef at work….God bless you and your family!

    Apr 25, 2007 | 10:29 am

     
  16. RobKSA says:

    Yahooooooo, I won. Wow it feels like winning a lotto, really, with the autograph and all. I hope the magazine will be there when I reached PI middle of next month. Thx MM and more power to you. Greetings from the sunny Saudi Arabia……

    Apr 25, 2007 | 12:11 pm

     
  17. lee says:

    i won! i won! now i’m off to the nearest lotto station to continue the lucky streak….

    Apr 25, 2007 | 2:04 pm

     
  18. maddie says:

    This is so cool! I read the Yummy magazine that featured you while enjoying the best ocean view from our bedroom during the Easter break!

    Apr 25, 2007 | 2:13 pm

     
  19. Lei says:

    i can’t thank you enough MM for making visits to your site so much, much more interesting and exciting.

    your signed magazine that will come in the mail will be truly appreciated! really so happy that i made the cut =)

    Apr 25, 2007 | 2:54 pm

     
  20. CecileJ says:

    Hmmmm, size 11 shoes huh?…… and it’s a misnomer to call her the “fish pan lady” cos a lady she ain’t! Congrats to all the winners! Am from Manila so I gave way to our kababayans who can’t grab a copy as easily…but I want an autograph on mine!!!!!!

    Apr 25, 2007 | 4:00 pm

     
  21. joey says:

    Congratulations to the winners! :)

    Apr 25, 2007 | 4:14 pm

     
  22. Digs says:

    Thanks Marketman and More power to you and Yummy!

    Apr 25, 2007 | 5:02 pm

     
  23. skyemermaid says:

    this is over already! nge! i wanted to join. so much….

    Apr 25, 2007 | 5:09 pm

     
  24. bijin says:

    that was a fun!

    Apr 25, 2007 | 7:15 pm

     
  25. mikel says:

    i don’t understand the hint about toilets pertaining to question 1. please elaborate what is has to do with feb142005

    Apr 25, 2007 | 8:08 pm

     
  26. Marketman says:

    mikel, I did a rant on clogged toilets, here is the link.

    Apr 25, 2007 | 8:20 pm

     
  27. Mokongbugoy says:

    hay, that’s what i get for not checking out the site these past few days! could’ve gotten the yummy i bought pala for free (heheh, cheapskate)!? i actually bought it just to read the article on you!=P

    Apr 26, 2007 | 2:16 am

     
  28. Mokongbugoy says:

    …and while we’re still on the subject (well, sort of), amen, amen, and AMEN (and then some!) to that entry on public toilets!!! …obviously, i just clicked on the link above. i know this is a REALLY late comment (2 years too late!), but i just read it & the whole toilet thing in the philippines is a REAL pet peeve, i just HAD to stand up & be counted as one of those who agree with you!

    Apr 26, 2007 | 2:43 am

     
  29. peterb says:

    Thanks! Thanks! Really good fun! Thanks for the signed Yummy MM!

    Apr 26, 2007 | 7:56 am

     
  30. kaye says:

    weee!! got my copy just a few minutes ago!! thanks MM!! and indeed, it was authographed!! teehee!!!

    Apr 26, 2007 | 11:34 am

     
  31. Marketman says:

    peterb and kaye, WOW!!! I am pleasantly shocked by the Philippine postal system if you already got the magazines that I sent just yesterday afternoon. At PHP40 in mail cost, they were less than half the cost of LBC… and they only took a day! Of course, your addresses were very close to the source…

    Apr 26, 2007 | 2:15 pm

     
  32. kaye says:

    or it’s also possible that somebody from the postal office is a lurker in your blog and also feels as excited as we are to have the magazines so she prioritized it.. hehehe.. wishful thinking.. thanks again!!

    Apr 26, 2007 | 4:28 pm

     
  33. mandy says:

    wah, i missed this… 2 days of not logging in… tsk tsk.

    Apr 26, 2007 | 4:29 pm

     
  34. ysa says:

    MM, still gnashing my teeth for not winning that autographed Yummy magazine. Got a copy though… can i bring it in the next EB (when? when? when?????) for you to sign? hehehehe……

    Apr 26, 2007 | 11:10 pm

     
  35. HD says:

    It’s here! Thanks Marketman.

    Apr 27, 2007 | 1:45 pm

     
  36. Lei says:

    Got my copy signed MM! Thanks!

    Apr 30, 2007 | 9:19 am

     
  37. rva says:

    thanks! my yummy copy just arrived from the postal office…! now i want to try tonight that chicken inasal……

    Apr 30, 2007 | 1:48 pm

     
  38. starbuxadix says:

    Got mine too last Friday. Thanks again Marketman! ^_^

    May 1, 2007 | 12:48 am

     
  39. clett says:

    Thank you very much! I just got my signed copy today; it was worth waiting for. I will definitely share the recipies with my daughter and friends. Salamat!

    May 5, 2007 | 3:57 am

     
  40. Ronee says:

    Got my copy today Marketman. Maraming Salamat.

    Enjoy your Holiday!

    May 8, 2007 | 2:13 pm

     
  41. Leticia says:

    I just got my copy. That magazine made a hell of a trip and arrived safe and sound in Brazil. Thanks a lot.

    May 21, 2007 | 8:50 am

     
 

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