05 Sep2011

Marketman and Mrs. MM are currently scheduled to be in Vancouver, British Columbia on September 12 and 13, Monday and Tuesday. It’s a very quick trip to a city we have never visited before, so I’m sure we will only get to see, experience and taste a tiny fraction of what the city has to offer. But Ms. BettyQ has so kindly offered to host a dimsum brunch/lunch(?) on one of those days… If you are a regular reader and would like to join us, please email BettyQ directly at mymudcake(at)hotmail.com — she is organizing the get-together. I realize it’s a rather inconvenient time and couple of days (being midweek, not a weekend) but I hope some of you can make it. It will be the first North American mini-eyeball for marketmanila.com readers ever! I wish I could bring you all some lechon or lechon sisig, but I have no desire to tempt the border inspectors. :)



  1. farida says:

    That is just what I was thinking, MM. Can we do it? that would be wonderful.

    Sep 5, 2011 | 1:15 pm


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  3. whackerZ says:

    Pictures please!

    PS. First time to comment after deleting cache/cookies due to SWAAB glitch. Not sure if I used the same email as before the purge.

    Sep 5, 2011 | 3:44 pm

  4. Ley says:

    I so love to see a picture of Bettyq, my idol:)

    Sep 5, 2011 | 5:09 pm

  5. ragamuffin girl says:

    wow, can you do a HK eyeball as well? :)

    Sep 5, 2011 | 8:58 pm

  6. millet says:

    wow, that would be so great! bettyq is a superwoman! will be waiting for the pictures.

    Sep 5, 2011 | 9:43 pm

  7. Carol says:

    Great to know that you will have an eyeball with Ms.Betty Q. I am sure you guys would have a great time. I hope I can join the next eyeball, wherever it will be next time! :). Have a safe trip, Mr and Mrs. MM, and our warmest regards to Ms. Betty!

    Sep 5, 2011 | 10:26 pm

  8. Getter Dragon 1 says:

    Doh! Perhaps a Bay Area Eyeball someday?

    Sep 6, 2011 | 1:32 am

  9. betty q. says:

    Ley…nope! you wouldn’t want to see a picture of me! As Mimi’s mom would say….baka tumabingi iyong frame! You would rather see a picture of the chocolate cake!!!!!!

    Ok…boys and girls! How about the 13th of Sept. to give them time to adjust to jetlag and recuperate from a 16 hour flight! Please let me know! For those of us in this side of the globe, this might be your only chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. MM! I have friends in the culinary industry who do not follow MM’s blog but when I told them Mr. Bourdain went back home and sought out MM, they would like to meet Mr. and Mrs. MM!

    Sep 6, 2011 | 4:00 am

  10. jade186 says:

    Hey, how about having an EyeBall here in Europe sometime? :-)

    Sep 6, 2011 | 4:21 am

  11. ECC says:

    I am green with envy. Would have loved to meet the ever gracious and generous BettyQ in person. You all have a great time. Hope to see some pictures.

    Sep 6, 2011 | 6:12 am

  12. natie says:

    WOW!!! this will be fun!! pictures-pictures!! and let me take this opportunity to thank the generous bettyq again, for the fishpan—i did send an email, but it may have ended in the dreaded spam box…it has been used again and again. THANKS!! enjoy your EB!!

    Sep 6, 2011 | 8:01 am

  13. Connie C says:

    bettyQ?what about our mini EB in Cebu?

    Sep 6, 2011 | 11:55 am

  14. Sleepless in Seattle says:

    Love to attend…Mini-eyeball, due to prior schedule ,i Just cant make it:(:(:( will love posting of the event and pics.

    Sep 6, 2011 | 12:25 pm

  15. Marketfan says:

    I’m sure it will be lots of fun and lots of good food with Betty Q. Yes, please post pictures, and no hiding.

    Sep 6, 2011 | 12:34 pm

  16. maia says:

    oh my, canada! i so love their maple syrup (nothing like it here in cebu). my friend remembers to send some to me and we really love it over pancakes and baked oatmeal. and yes, i second ley’s desire.:) bettyq, pls pls.:) i do wish you all the fun and joy that good food plus good company give.

    Sep 6, 2011 | 5:45 pm

  17. EbbaBlue says:

    Ms. BettyQ, wow sana hindi pa ako bago dito sa work ko para maka-ask na ako ng vacation and join you guys. Yeah….vote ako sa joint picture ni MM and you. Para talagang one great big occassion – imaguine magka-ka-daupang palad ang dalawang gigantic food giants.

    Thanks sa inyong dalawa.

    Sep 6, 2011 | 7:46 pm

  18. Irene says:

    Oh wow, that’s going to be fun! I won’t be there but am already excited about you’re going to eat :)

    Will be designing an incentive trip to Vancouver by spring next year and the flurry of comments and suggestions has been inspiring, I’ll be looking at them to validate what my usual travel resources say.

    MM, hope you and the missus enjoy the world’s most liveable city!

    Sep 6, 2011 | 8:51 pm

  19. la emperor says:

    Just emailed BettyQ this am , and awaiting for her reply. Looking forward to meeting you and some of your readers on this side of the planet.


    Sep 6, 2011 | 9:54 pm

  20. psychomom says:

    OMG, dying with envy right now!!! wish i can be there at the eyeball. pictures please!!!
    i know you will have fun!!

    Sep 6, 2011 | 11:13 pm

  21. andrea says:

    would love to be there with two of my most adored foodie people :)

    Sep 7, 2011 | 12:26 am

  22. eej says:

    MM, how about a quick trip to the Bay Area and I’m pretty sure the NorCal folks would love to meet you guys as well. What do you think?

    @Getter Dragon 1 – hello there!

    Sep 7, 2011 | 1:24 am

  23. wolverine says:

    mm, hope you and the family will have a splendid pacific northwest trip. we’re looking forward to meeting you, your articulate commenters, and lurkers (like me).

    thanks for organizing betty q! i think your plan will be a hit :)

    Sep 7, 2011 | 1:27 am

  24. Stewart says:

    Will be emailing Betty Q shortly after this. I want to try to make it if work isn’t too nuts and I can get away!


    Sep 7, 2011 | 2:15 am

  25. EbbaBlue says:

    Naku kung hindi ako new dito sa work ko, I will have fly over Vancouver to be with these 2 gigantic food mogul and to personally thank the un-selfish Ms. BettyQ who until now is sharing stuff (i.e. corn seeds). Nakaka-inggit.

    Sep 7, 2011 | 5:35 am

  26. betty q. says:

    We switched the get together….dinner instead of dim sum since school has started and we, nanays, are back to being the underpaid chauffeur….our mahal sa buhay can look after our little ones while we are rocking with Mr. and Mrs. MM

    Sister…when are you coming over? We would like to rock with you, too!

    Sep 7, 2011 | 12:31 pm

  27. Getter Dragon 1 says:

    Hi eej! The irony if MM visited the Bay Area (again), it would be like he never left the Philippines…DC, SSF, UC and Milpitas…lol. If he was to visit, I think a stroll through San Jose’s municipal rose gardens would be in order.

    Sep 7, 2011 | 12:42 pm

  28. MP says:

    Oh MM and Bettyq, what I would give to be able to join this mini-eyeball!

    I’ll just join the one in Cebu that ConnieC referred to, if that pushes through.

    Have fun foodies, take lots of pictures and show us what we’ve missed!

    Sep 7, 2011 | 6:42 pm

  29. sunflowii says:

    would’ve loved to join but we’ll be in tofino on those dates. have fun, MM, Mrs MM, bettyq and everyone else joining! would love to hear/read about it afterwards.

    Sep 8, 2011 | 1:01 am

  30. sister says:

    Betty Q,
    Thank you for the invite, I wish I could join you for your eye ball but unfortunately I am expecting houseguests that week. I’m sure you will have a great party!

    Sep 8, 2011 | 8:46 am

  31. proteinshake says:

    Hi BettyQ,
    I am soo excited you are organizing this Eyeball. I tried to email you twice at mymudcake but the 2 emails may have been thrown to Trash pile. I am ‘on call’ that day Sept 13 but would love to at least drop by to see you ,Mr and Mrs MM, as well as some of our fellow readers. I will try to email you again but would somebody please email me re the resto location/time if it is not oterwise announced publicly on the blog. If it is a safe distance from my hospital (ie not too many bridges ,or no traffic ), I would love to see you all ;-)

    Sep 10, 2011 | 11:56 pm

  32. proteinshake says:

    Hi BettyQ , I just emailed you again !! Thanks for letting me know. Sorry for not checking that particular email address more often (oopss)

    Sep 11, 2011 | 12:12 am

  33. ykmd says:

    Ack! I wish Vancouver weren’t a 3 hour drive from Seattle. Enjoy your eyeball and do post pictures! Hope you and Mrs. MM enjoy the PNW!

    Sep 11, 2011 | 8:58 am

  34. Lou says:

    Welcome to Vancouver, MM and family!

    Sep 13, 2011 | 2:25 am

  35. la emperor says:

    Just came back from dinner with MM, Mrs. MM and fellow readers. It was nice meeting you all. We had such a great time with lots of interesting conversation and laughter to boot. Just wish you guys were here a little longer so we can tour you around further.
    Anyway, we await for your next visit.

    La Emperor

    PS. Many thanks to Betty Q as well for coordinating our mini rendezvous and allowing our eatcetera group to participate in this event.

    Sep 14, 2011 | 2:30 pm


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