17 Jan2011

If you missed last Saturday’s “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” which included a segment on Filipino Food Bloggers, here is a link to a video of the segment. Many thanks to “Maria of Canada” and others who provided the link to the video. Shortly after the segment aired, the blog nearly crashed from the deluge of first-time visitors to check out marketmanila.com. Saturday nights and Sundays are normally the “slowest” days on the blog, but just minutes after the segment aired at 8:50pm or so to midnight Saturday, a whopping 30,000+ visits were recorded. Then on Sunday, the visits topped 52,000, definitely a new record for a 24-hour period. :) Welcome to all the new readers and I strongly encourage you to browse back into the older posts in the archives… I’m sure the relative brouhaha will die down in a day or two and it will be back to regular programming… Thank you!



  1. Meg says:

    Hi MM, I was able to watch your KMJS segment. Can’t wait for your next showbiz exposure :)

    Jan 17, 2011 | 8:43 am


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  3. edrid says:

    Congratulations MM! “The Star of the Decade”… Those who want to view the whole episode you can view at http://www.lahugay.blogspot.com.

    Jan 17, 2011 | 8:50 am

  4. Betchay says:

    Yes, a big welcome to the new fans of MM! It’s never too late folks to update yourselves to the wonderful world of this Marketmanila community. You’ll be hooked—-Promise! :)

    Jan 17, 2011 | 8:52 am

  5. joy says:


    Jan 17, 2011 | 8:57 am

  6. bearhug0127 says:

    You’ll be amazed at the treasures you’ll find. Go on – read back on the old posts! It’s like John Grisham or Robert Ludlum, or Tom Clancy, you can’t stop turning the pages! And read on the rants, too!

    Jan 17, 2011 | 9:02 am

  7. ka_fredo says:

    Nice feature by Jessica Soho. I follow 3 out of the 4 bloggers she mentioned. So MM’s secret ID is out. :D He’s too awesome to remain anonymous.

    Newcomers to the site should try cooking the recipes posted. You will definitely enjoy testing MM’s recipes.

    Jan 17, 2011 | 9:11 am

  8. whackerZ says:

    Welcome, first time visitors to MarketManila. Before making your first comment post, please do a search on the site for “fish pan award” and read up a little on the subject.

    Jan 17, 2011 | 9:22 am

  9. Marketman says:

    whackerZ, hahaha. I was rolling on the floor laughing with that comment. Fair warning given. Some form of manners required at the dinner table. :)

    Jan 17, 2011 | 9:40 am

  10. Bubut says:

    congrats MM, now you can never hide that the person in this photos are just you’re double identity… thanks for your selfless and contionous blog and lets watch who will receive the 1st fishpan award for 2011. God bless.

    Jan 17, 2011 | 10:04 am

  11. ntgerald says:

    “You are the only food blogger I follow”….hanep, hehehe

    Jan 17, 2011 | 10:10 am

  12. shay says:

    i watched this episode of KMJS and i’m so amazed that there is this person who will really go to other places just to search for another delicacy…thanks for featuring them in the show….

    Jan 17, 2011 | 10:10 am

  13. eden claire says:

    i recommended MM to my friends who are foodies and loves to eat fine tasting food :) like much of a fan, promoting the celebrity :D

    Jan 17, 2011 | 10:19 am

  14. Joey in Dubai says:

    I’m sure the initial brouhaha will turn into addiction in time as the new readers browse your blog from post to post to post. Take it from me—I’ve been there!

    Jan 17, 2011 | 10:21 am

  15. fried-neurons says:

    Hmmm… it’s not working for me. The screen keeps displaying “Youtube video not found” or something like that…

    Jan 17, 2011 | 10:40 am

  16. Virgie says:

    Finally saw you on TV. Kudos to you MM and to your team.


    Jan 17, 2011 | 10:58 am

  17. Marketman says:

    fried neurons, I just tried the link in the main post above and it seems to be working now…

    Jan 17, 2011 | 11:15 am

  18. iamrv says:

    Kudos MM!

    Though I have only backtracked around less than 10% of your posts. I am very pleased to say that I am going to be a devout follower.

    This blog is amazing!

    And I agree with Joey that the “initial brouhaha” will definitely become an addiction! Keep it up and a big thanks to you and your team!

    Jan 17, 2011 | 11:21 am

  19. Madz says:

    Hi Marketman! A friend of mine just told me about this and good thing you shared a link of the episode today. Congrats on the feature, you really inspire the foodie in me. :)

    Jan 17, 2011 | 11:39 am

  20. Teresa says:

    Wow MM. Congratulations!!! I sure the new visitors to your blog will become regular followers in no time.

    Jan 17, 2011 | 11:54 am

  21. moodyaugust says:

    I watched JS last Saturday and I’m pleased with what I’ve heard and seen…. such great integrity, Mr MM!

    Jan 17, 2011 | 12:21 pm

  22. vangie tizon says:

    i’m always watching lifestyle network topchef, masterchef ironchef even other program that have cooking theme i admit it’s my greatest frustrations.it never come to my mind that there is a food blogger this really inspire me. mr. mm can you send me some advice on how to be one.

    thank you and goodluck!!!

    Jan 17, 2011 | 12:34 pm

  23. daphne says:

    i was one of the first-timers who visited your site after watching KMJS.and in the coming days,actually since Saturday evening, i kept on checking MM already.your exposure in KMJS made a big impact to us.

    Jan 17, 2011 | 12:47 pm

  24. Espy says:

    Thanks for being an inspiration to all. You are a wonderful food blogger. More success to you and looking forward to your other new food topics.

    Jan 17, 2011 | 1:13 pm

  25. rey m. says:

    VERY NICE!! my first time to visit your site..i was able to watch KMJS last saturday!!

    Jan 17, 2011 | 1:17 pm

  26. cusinera says:

    Yes I totally agree with the regular commenters…there’s something about Market Manila that is so addictive that is so different from the rest, every time I turn on my computer, I always click my Market Manila link=) It’s like brushing my teeth after each meal, naka in-grain na sa systema ko…LOL! Ano ba ang gayuma mo Mr. MM at na babaliw kami sa iyo=P

    Jan 17, 2011 | 1:32 pm

  27. natie says:

    Market Manila is a daily addiction..there will be no rehab for me.

    Jan 17, 2011 | 1:35 pm

  28. sonny sj says:

    @ natie: LOL

    Jan 17, 2011 | 2:22 pm

  29. sonia ner says:

    your discovery by so many others can only mean that if and when you come up with your cookbook, you will be a best selling author instantaneously!

    think of the feeding programs you can support from t he royalties . . .

    Jan 17, 2011 | 3:15 pm

  30. Sleepless in Seattle says:

    Thanks edrid for posting the site!!it was so easy to click. Marketman you are awesome! Its 4:15 AM here and i am reading your site,That’s how addictive your blog is,Newcomers ,Welcome for the classiest blog you will ever find! not just food MM will take you on his travels only some of us can imagine,Oh…the flower arrangements,food,his lifestyle.. and other regulars on this site who are like treasures like Millet,Apicio,ebbablue and a lot more,you will see as you go to the archives,i learned to cook decent Pilipino dish!! again MM congratulations and more power to you..no MM the brouhaha on this wont die the will the have “addiction affliction” that iam suffering(^_^)

    Jan 17, 2011 | 8:32 pm

  31. Sleepless in Seattle says:

    I meant… they will suffer the same affliction!! quoting natie “Daily addiction w/o rehabilitation” which is all good…

    Jan 17, 2011 | 8:48 pm

  32. kulasa says:

    Congratulations again MM. BTW, after all these years, travel and adventures – have you finally seen an artiles tree?

    Jan 17, 2011 | 9:05 pm

  33. Chinky says:

    The KMJS on you was too short! Your blog is the only one I check into daily!

    Jan 17, 2011 | 9:08 pm

  34. DJ says:

    Hey Mr. MM, glad that many had discovered you thru KMJS and had so much appreciation and good comments about Market Manila. i’ve been a secret fan ever since and got lonely inside when you declared your sabbatical journey :(
    but look, with Tony Bourdain declaring your Zubuchon as the “best roasted pig in the world”, i never missed bringing home when i went home from cebu, nowthis is another blockbuster feature from KMJS and i believe this won’t STOP you anymore!
    Honestly, i am much more inspired to love life and follow my heart’s desire every time i am reading you blog. I’m sure most of us do. God Bless and more power to marketmanila …

    Jan 17, 2011 | 9:13 pm

  35. corrine says:

    Thanks for posting! MM, there is no escaping the camera anymore. hehe. More power! :)

    Jan 17, 2011 | 9:19 pm

  36. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    MM, my fearless prediction for you in 2011, is you will have your own tv food show!!!!

    And syndicated pa!!!!

    Jan 17, 2011 | 9:21 pm

  37. tonceq says:

    YEEEEEY! welcome new MM readers! *opens arms wide to welcome new MM readers*

    Another word of caution added to the others which were previously mentioned! if you are reading this comment it might be too late already… let me unabashedly use the advertisement of one very well known brand of potato chips to share my why this is so.. MarketManila is like “Pringles”… “once you pop, you can’t stop!” hehe! :)

    Hoooray for the new readers! hoooray for MM! hoooray for MM’s syndicated tv food show! :)

    Jan 17, 2011 | 10:45 pm

  38. cathyeresera says:

    Hello MM, it was really a nice segment sa KMJS. I’m a regular visitor to your blog and I’m so happy to see you on TV… You truly inspired me in so many ways. Btw, I know this blog is about food and produce.. but would there be any chance that you would write again about financial stuff.or something like best advise on that matter?
    Congratulations! How I wish you could have your own cooking show!

    Jan 18, 2011 | 12:02 am

  39. FestiveRebel says:

    MM, and you thought you’d have a respite from blogging! Didn’t i tell you your site visits haven’t peaked yet during that time when you are having a bad case of “manopause”? Yes you just cant forego this passion with all the reader encouragements. Here’s wishing you more success in 2011!

    Jan 18, 2011 | 1:41 am

  40. jack says:

    i was able to watch the episode and yes di lang exposure, nagsalita pa si MM :)

    Jan 18, 2011 | 3:03 am

  41. Ivy says:

    Hi mm..
    I heard about u from a friend who studies in culinary arts..
    After watching jessica soho’s episode, im dreading to visit ur site..
    Definitely i enjoyed reading ur blogs.. Its very educational..
    More power mm!

    Jan 18, 2011 | 3:39 am

  42. corianderie says:

    MM, I have always regarded your blog of excellent quality and watching that TV segment confirmed this. I rarely rate something five stars but I would on yours. Not only is the writing and presentation superb, there’s also depth (not debt), passion and integrity reflected in there. Definitely “OC”, but in a good way. Mabuhay!

    Jan 18, 2011 | 9:24 am

  43. gigie dela cruz says:

    hi sir, when did you start blogging? i would like to go back and read from your first post onwards, is there a way to do that?…thanks!

    Jan 18, 2011 | 10:04 am

  44. scramoodles says:

    Congrats MM! And your shoot came complete with your moroccan market basket, for integrity and posterity’s sake perhaps? :) I noticed it in the clip.

    Jan 18, 2011 | 11:26 am

  45. Marketman says:

    scramoodles, they asked me to bring a “backpack” what you always take on your “outings”… of course I said I use my market basket, not a backpack… heeheehee. :) gigie, if you look in the archives, they go back to September 2004 and there are some 2,800 posts since then…

    Jan 18, 2011 | 2:41 pm

  46. chinchai says:

    Got lucky to watch the whole episode of KMJS last Saturday. Congratulations (again) Marketman! you did very well in that episode :) oh, btw, i love the part where you bite on the baby carrots, feeling ko ang sarap-sarap ng kinakain mo!

    Jan 18, 2011 | 4:06 pm

  47. gigie dela cruz says:

    Finally learned how to use the archive, thanks po!…

    Jan 18, 2011 | 8:24 pm

  48. sophie says:

    i am laughing in here also for a “very” fair warning about the “fish pan award”…so manners please. wow MM that is really a record! now first time readers will be hooked up in checking your blog daily c”,)!… enjoy reading and re-reading!

    Jan 18, 2011 | 8:27 pm

  49. satomi says:

    Congratulations!! Good to see you in KMJS! You are my favorite Filipino Food Blogger!!! Been reading your blog since 2007 & I’m so addicted to it.

    Jan 19, 2011 | 4:21 am

  50. junb says:

    Hi MM, I suggest a collection page/link of your TV, Magazine appearance as well as award etc… It’s getting too much for just a post hehehe !

    Jan 19, 2011 | 9:12 am

  51. yette says:

    Hi MM! I’ve been an avid fan of your blog since I discovered it about three months back. I’ve been newly married and I wanted to surprise hubby with new recipes. I’m very happy to have met you finally, at least on TV (“,). Hubby was watching with me and I was so proud to tell my him that I got most of my food recipes from your Blog. Just want to say thanks and may your blog continue to inspire the foodies in all of us.

    Jan 19, 2011 | 10:29 am

  52. Pam says:

    Marketman, You are looking younger! The next time I see you in Mercato, I will try to muster enough guts to ask for your autograph. Puwede ba? : )

    Jan 19, 2011 | 5:48 pm

  53. FGell says:

    i saw you there! now i’m a fan of yours :)

    Jan 19, 2011 | 8:01 pm

  54. Joy says:

    Finally! Nakita ko na rin si Mr. Marketman! I was really disappointed na di kita napanood sa show ni Anthony Bourdain sa Discovery travel and living, may pasok kasi ako and di ko ren nakita ung re-run ng show! Now, di ko pa ren napanood sa tv ang KMJS because I was with my friends. I just searched for the video on YouTube and I’m glad nakita ko na si MarketMan!

    Jan 23, 2011 | 1:09 pm

  55. bochog says:

    WOW! That’s the power if media. Cheers MM!

    Jan 23, 2011 | 1:12 pm

  56. VerJube Photographics says:

    Congrats! Good job! Continue to be our inspiration. Sarap kumain! ;)

    Jan 26, 2011 | 9:58 am

  57. Dennis S says:

    “the only food blog I follow” – Jessica Soho.
    I’ve been following MM since pretty much around its inception, and let this serve as a warning of sorts to all first-time visitors, MM is very addictive.
    Welcome aboard marketmanila.com, and just like KPJS, the only food blog I follow.

    Feb 6, 2011 | 3:39 am

  58. rpinoy says:

    I always watch KMJS. a feel-good magazine for smart televiewers like us. LOL!

    by the way, I was able to watch this episode, galing galing!

    May 31, 2011 | 10:16 pm


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