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 â€œfish pan ladyâ€ 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 â€œVERY GOOD.â€ 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 â€œBâ€ (e.g., Bamako, Budapest, Bali, Brisbane, Bogota, Biliran,Bacolod).
Baguio, Barcelona, Busuanga, Batangas, and even Bicol as a region accepted.
6. What is Marketmanâ€™s shoe size?
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!