18 Sep2007

I am toying with the idea of a Marketmanila t-shirt in conjunction with a charitable effort for the Christmas holidays. It is only in the planning stages, but ignore the peripheral issues and concentrate on the t-shirt only… which of the following t-shirts would be something that might appeal, amuse or be worn by you? Or if you have a better idea for a one liner on the front of the t-shirt, leave a comment, please.

The BACK of the t-shirt is pretty much set:

A Marketmanila Basket Logo with the website address: www.marketmanila.com

It is the FRONT of the t-shirt that I am trying to figure out, and here are my top 4 choices so far:

FRONT A : “Have you been to the market lately?”

FRONT B : “Fresh, Finicky and Free.”

FRONT C : “Fishpan Elitist”

FRONT D : “I Beat My Eggs Into Mayonnaise” (Hahaha. I jest. I will NOT use this one!)

So, what do you guys think? Again, all I am trying to figure out is a Marketmanila t-shirt, ignore how or why it will be issued or manufactured, if it gets that far at all… Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated, however, I cannot guarantee that all of your brilliant ideas will be used! Thank you, thank you!!!

 

COMMENTS:

  1. jay p says:

    “Got MarketMan?”

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:05 pm

     
  2. Maria Clara says:

    My preference is Front A – giving a message to get up and grab the best the market offers giving incentives to creative cooking and has good correlation with your name. Front B – no – too much F in there. I mean good F words but way overboard. I consider myself an elitist from my bottle of bagoong up to my toothpaste so it does not have any clear meaning to me. I am finicky so Front C is also no. In this day of mass production nobody makes mayonnaise from scratch so Front D does not send any message at all in my view.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:07 pm

     
  3. titashi says:

    My first choice would be B! Fresh, Finicky and Free. My next choice is letter A. Na-excite naman ako MM, I will support you on this one, i’ll just patiently wait for your next post regarding this. Something to look forward to this holiday season : ) Thanks!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:08 pm

     
  4. margaux says:

    oooh marketshirt! love it! i’m thinking … different shirts with different veggies? like one’s a carrot, one’s celery, a pickle, etc., no words, just veggies oozing with character … how about MARKET BITCH lol I’d buy that haha or PALENGKE QUEEN – i JEST … how about a PIGGY! like this little piggy went to market? a cute piggy drawing … you must have shirts that are black and shirts that are white …

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:19 pm

     
  5. ykmd says:

    I like B, then A.
    Or how about about a play on the M’s? As in Meals, Means and More… or Magnific Meals, Markets and More…

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:19 pm

     
  6. eumir213 says:

    Front D. Hands down. hahaha

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:19 pm

     
  7. smiles4angels says:

    B for me. :)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:22 pm

     
  8. consol says:

    so what’s wrong with Front D? LOL!!! oombagin ka ng mga manang with their payong!

    okay, Front A, then Front B, Triple F.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:26 pm

     
  9. consol says:

    hmmm… okay din yung Meals, Means and More ni ykmd :-)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:27 pm

     
  10. Lani says:

    It’s C for me, hehehe.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:27 pm

     
  11. edrid says:

    my choice is A. ;-)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:37 pm

     
  12. migoogle says:

    D’s the best! and C doesn’t lag too far behind :)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:38 pm

     
  13. nette says:

    front b

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:38 pm

     
  14. Trina says:

    I like A. But I would capitalize “the market” and add an asterix este asterisk (i.e. The Market* ) and a footnote in smaller print– *www.marketmanila.com

    B is too vague/ambiguous for me, and C, well, too, er, elitist. Tongue-in-cheek, yes, but in a country that pretends to be egalitarian and democratic, wearing anything that labels the wearer as elitist is dangerous to his/her health, LOL.

    I’d buy the D t-shirts as gifts for the males in my family who actually cook. Why, even for my husband, who doesn’t. :D

    Now here’s what I’d totally love to wear myself–

    PALENGKERA AKO.
    http://www.marketmanila.com

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:40 pm

     
  15. sherra says:

    FRONT A sounds well and fitting to your site!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:42 pm

     
  16. Bengski says:

    Front A sound good. Its like, if I read an interesting question like “Have you been to the market lately?” on the front of someone’s shirt, I would surely try to wait until the person wearing the shirt turns his/her back and check out the answer.
    Hee hee…

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:46 pm

     
  17. yen says:

    A.

    :-)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:46 pm

     
  18. Dea says:

    Oh, can I buy one? I don’t even care about the design, I’d wear any Marketmanila shirt. ;-)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:51 pm

     
  19. Ed says:

    I’d go for FISHPAN ELITIST – haha!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:52 pm

     
  20. OziChris says:

    A’s OK!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:52 pm

     
  21. jb says:

    I like A although these other taglines did cross my mind…

    enjoy life. one kilo of mangosteen at a time.
    PULIS OYSTER
    ensaimada snob
    trust me, i asked marketman.
    tshirt a la marketman

    I would probably not want to be a PULIS OYSTER though. :)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 12:53 pm

     
  22. chunky says:

    i vote for front d; although, it may not suit me for obvious reasons, but i’d beg my husband to wear it…bwahahaha! what about ” I am a marketmanian, are you?”, or “marketmaniac on the loose”? anything that shows the wearer as an avid fan of your blog will do. thanks for the space.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:01 pm

     
  23. myra_p says:

    Definitely D. And hey, both men and women have eggs, so not only guys can wear it. Plus, without the double entendre, it is still a good foodie tagline :)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:06 pm

     
  24. lee says:

    “I Beat My Eggs Into Mayonnaise”

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:10 pm

     
  25. Blaise says:

    The Front D has double meaning, so I like it.. hehe..

    JB’s suggestions are also cute..

    If the shirt’s finalized already, we’d all like to place our orders.. ;)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:15 pm

     
  26. CecileJ says:

    Choice A would get you even the non-MM bloggers. C would be an private joke for us MM maniacs. So who’s your target market? A or C? (But I got a good chuckle over D!) Also like jb’s suggestions except Pulis Oyster. Am eagerly awaiting Lee’s and Apicio’s inputs! Don’t let us down, guys!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:21 pm

     
  27. CecileJ says:

    P.s. Should read “a private joke”. Also, am ready to place my order…but please make it available in black…to hide any holiday weight gain. ;)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:23 pm

     
  28. bernadette says:

    I somehow go for A but then I think D is also catchy :-). I like trina’s tagline “Palengkera ako” front and your website at back–also since I now plan to bring a bayong to market…and wear that T-shirt as my uniform.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:34 pm

     
  29. leira says:

    The letter D was so funny..

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:36 pm

     
  30. Lei says:

    pure instinct tells me to go for C, although the thought there is that not many may recognize it immediately. on the plus side is that you will know immediately a regular reader from their look of understanding/recognition with the catchphrase. =)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:40 pm

     
  31. arlene says:

    MM,

    I’d go for C…

    thanks,
    arlene

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:44 pm

     
  32. wysgal says:

    I go for B! It’s just the right bit of humor in it, defines the site by giving just enough info to generate interest, and I’m a sucker for alliterations.

    A – straightforward, but too straightforward
    C – too much of a private joke really

    Sep 18, 2007 | 1:44 pm

     
  33. portugalbear says:

    A, then B

    Sep 18, 2007 | 2:26 pm

     
  34. Ellen says:

    I want C =)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 2:28 pm

     
  35. kyang2x says:

    Me too, I like C, and then B.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 2:40 pm

     
  36. dessy says:

    front A

    Sep 18, 2007 | 2:43 pm

     
  37. tinsywinsy says:

    I definitely go for Fishpan Elitist.:) It may too much of a private joke for people to understand but I like the mysterious quality of it all…it is a line that would make people inquire…What’s that shirt all about? :)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 2:49 pm

     
  38. Carlo says:

    B is my 1st choice then A. Like what others have said, C is a bit of an inside joke and not too many people will get it. Also, I wouldn’t wear a shirt that had the word ‘elitist’ on it.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 2:51 pm

     
  39. tinsywinsy says:

    What about…MarketmanIA ? :)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 2:52 pm

     
  40. Mila says:

    I like Trina’s suggestion, and since your question of the week is about gender, offer a Palingkero/Palingkera option :D

    Otherwise I’d choose B from the list above. How about a polo-esque shirt with the market basket logo instead of the polo player? No tag line required.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 3:00 pm

     
  41. titashi says:

    i like ykmd’s idea too. a play on the Ms maybe…market, manila, meals, mmmm….

    Sep 18, 2007 | 3:05 pm

     
  42. Westy says:

    Choice E: “I can make jam out of that.”

    Sep 18, 2007 | 3:11 pm

     
  43. Tina says:

    I like B. How about “Get Fresh With Me” and put your basket logo on the front. On the back simply have http://www.marketmanila.com
    I also liked the suggestion “Market Bitch” but that might not suit all. You could tone it down to “Market Junkie”. Or “Fussy is a Fulltime Job” … man, i can think these up all day, but doesn’t mean they are all good.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 3:15 pm

     
  44. Tina says:

    me again, (sorry) i forgot to say that I really like Margaux’s suggestion about the Piggy going to market. On the front it could say ‘This little piggy went to market” – with a super pig, and on the back it could say, and “this little piggy read about it online” then have your website. I also like the idea of vege illustrations on the shirt. but they would need to be good!
    BTW I think A is too bland, C too obscure. Along that theme you could have something like “Certified Food Snob” .. so many options, so little time!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 3:21 pm

     
  45. Susan says:

    My choice would be B!!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 3:25 pm

     
  46. chris says:

    fresh, finicky and free. This would have been a great subject for your poll up right, MM. easier to count votes too =)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 3:30 pm

     
  47. Ley says:

    i go for Front A

    Sep 18, 2007 | 4:11 pm

     
  48. mackenzie says:

    How about:

    -Smell me I’m fresh.
    -Make me your suki.
    -Por Kilo.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 4:15 pm

     
  49. Myra P. says:

    Tina, it should be “This little piggy went to Marketmanila.com…” Heh.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 4:17 pm

     
  50. Rowi says:

    I like A as it sums up the essence of what MarketManila is about. On either black or white round-necked T-shirt, very good quality, almost 100% cotton material, with a distinct basket logo and your website. Btw, have you patented your basket logo or is this generic?

    Taking on from Mila’s suggestion of a “polo-esque shirt, I’d say a very discreet alternative would be a Lacoste-like tee, with the Basket Logo instead of the crocodile and the Marketmanila website underneath. In either black or white. I’d wear it on the golf course anytime.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 4:22 pm

     
  51. dee bee says:

    borrowing from dilbert’s “technology, no place for wimps”, how about “marketmanila, no place for wimps”?
    —–
    i like “fishpan elitist” because, unless one is a regular here, it needs to be explained, which then makes it a good starting point to talk about the blog.
    —–
    “a la marketman” is a great catch-phrase.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 5:08 pm

     
  52. bluegirl says:

    B for me!

    I also like D, but I’d like it better on an apron than a t-shirt.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 5:11 pm

     
  53. elaine says:

    I’d go for front B..

    Sep 18, 2007 | 5:16 pm

     
  54. Cathee says:

    Hmmm…B first, A comes a close second. marketmanila: foodblogging at its best

    Sep 18, 2007 | 5:21 pm

     
  55. jong says:

    fishpan elitist :)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 5:34 pm

     
  56. mojito_drinker says:

    gotta love D

    Sep 18, 2007 | 5:39 pm

     
  57. blue says:

    i go for C..i like the suggestion This little piggy when to market, etc..and Market Bitch as well hehe..

    Sep 18, 2007 | 5:40 pm

     
  58. lyn says:

    A!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 5:43 pm

     
  59. Bubut says:

    i choose the Fishpan Elitist or Palengkera Ako!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 5:44 pm

     
  60. TOPING says:

    I want D! Variation: “I beat my eggs online.”

    Or:
    “Walang (pa)tawad”
    “I’ve got a fishpan and I’m gonna use it!”
    “BatMan” (Batang MarketManila)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 6:08 pm

     
  61. Zita says:

    Why not use all? Para may variety.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 6:10 pm

     
  62. k says:

    Hi MM!

    I vote for B.

    I also like jb’s suggestion, “ensaimada snob”, and a combo of Tina’s and Myra’s suggestions–“this piggy went to market” (front) and “this piggy went to marketmanila.com” (back) would be great too.

    Why not make aprons, as bluegirl suggested? (D would look really good on a apron.)

    Why not help save the environment and ride on the “I Am not a Plastic Bag” craze by making cheesecloth tote bags? You can make potholders, too. I’d order for all my foodie friends!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 6:18 pm

     
  63. Sandy says:

    A for me!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

     
  64. dizzy says:

    seeing that D is not a valid answer, hehe, may i suggest two designs – A & C. A as a “generic” brand for the site and C as a “tribute to all loyal followers”. i’m sure both will be a hit. =)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 7:06 pm

     
  65. Risa says:

    It seems elitist is not a favored word, how about “I LOVE MY FISHPAN.”

    Sep 18, 2007 | 7:15 pm

     
  66. jane says:

    I’d go for Front A.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 7:32 pm

     
  67. leila b. antonio says:

    Front A!

    Sep 18, 2007 | 7:42 pm

     
  68. kikas_head says:

    I like mackenzie’s: “Make me your suki”. Otherwise I like A.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 7:51 pm

     
  69. macpower says:

    Gotta be A…

    Sep 18, 2007 | 7:56 pm

     
  70. mikel says:

    prefer front D..but can do with A

    Sep 18, 2007 | 8:19 pm

     
  71. linda says:

    To market,to market tote bags? I’d buy a dozen!

    I like A and B.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 8:37 pm

     
  72. ragamuffin girl says:

    hey all the suggestions are great! I especially like “This little piggy went to… ” and Palengkera Ako, as well as JB’s suggestions- like the “trust me, I asked marketman”.

    but among the choices you gave, D of course is the most amusing, and will tickle the Pinoy’s green and bastos funny bones, C is an insde joke but very Marketman. A is a safe choice that will appeal to a wide sector.

    Hey the tote bags are wonderful I would give them as gifts to environmentally friendly PInoy friends here in HK. :)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 8:52 pm

     
  73. Apicio says:

    I would buy the A but would not “today” be more precise and definite than lately?

    Sep 18, 2007 | 9:00 pm

     
  74. eustressor says:

    i like A as well as palengkera ako =)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 9:25 pm

     
  75. Markee says:

    I like “A”.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 9:30 pm

     
  76. Mona_C says:

    Fishpan Elitist! (People will wonder where to buy the Fishpan.)

    Sep 18, 2007 | 9:37 pm

     
  77. wil-b cariaga says:

    i like D MarketMan. . . hahaha

    Sep 18, 2007 | 9:50 pm

     
  78. NYCMama says:

    1) Fishpan Elitist – pero baka habulin ako ng anti-Malu brigade

    2) Anak ng Yema

    I also like B, and I also like Palengke Queen. MM, maybe you should get a PayPal account, so those of us who live abroad can still buy easily (and just have Manila pick up or delivery to a friend or relative). And variety is good. I for one would buy multiple t-shirts.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 10:12 pm

     
  79. odette says:

    I go for letter B

    Sep 18, 2007 | 10:16 pm

     
  80. millet says:

    Front C. Or MarketManiac.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 10:32 pm

     
  81. pilar says:

    Can I make a suggestion?

    How about putting the MarketManila logo in front (on the upper left side…think lacoste) with the web address under it and then put the tag line at the back.

    OR

    put the MarketManila logo in front (on the upper left side…think lacoste) then the tagline and web address at the back.

    By the way, I like tagline A.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 10:36 pm

     
  82. joey says:

    I like A :) Simple and to the point.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 10:52 pm

     
  83. renee says:

    Palengke Specialist
    I like the apron suggestion :-D

    Sep 18, 2007 | 10:54 pm

     
  84. flip4ever says:

    Of the 4 choices, I like “A”.

    How about:
    “Caution: I brake for produce.”
    “Foodies do it with gusto!”

    I also saw a T-shirt (I think on a lasang pinoy entry) that had all the -silog breakfasts listed on the front and at the bottom was “Taste Manila”. I thought that was cool. Maybe you could do a variation on that (like using your top pinoy desserts survey).

    If you want to sell online (esp. to your readers here in the US and Canada), look at cafepress.com.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 10:55 pm

     
  85. flip4ever says:

    also, like Apicio said, change A to : “Have you been to the market today ?” and have this printed all over the front in the different dialects (and foreign languages) of your blog readers.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 11:33 pm

     
  86. brenda says:

    i like Front D, but since you said you wont use it, I’d go for Front A.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 11:38 pm

     
  87. edel says:

    Front B and D

    Sep 18, 2007 | 11:42 pm

     
  88. Guia says:

    FRONT: Market manilia logo and web site, at left upper.

    BACK A : “Have you been to the market lately?”
    “Na punta ka na ba sa Palengke” and such a wonderful idea, in other different dialects and languages of your readers, in various fonts.

    Sep 18, 2007 | 11:51 pm

     
  89. teny says:

    A is a great idea

    Sep 18, 2007 | 11:54 pm

     
  90. Guia says:

    FRONT: Market manila logo and web site, at left upper. ( I like Pilar’s idea)

    BACK A : “Have you been to the market lately?”
    “Na punta ka na ba sa Palengke” and such a wonderful idea, in other different dialects and languages of your readers, in various fonts.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 12:03 am

     
  91. Jade186 says:

    I’d say A, but with the m in “market” capitalised.
    I also found the other readers’ suggestions really hilarious!
    This blog just made my day…again :)

    Sep 19, 2007 | 12:04 am

     
  92. Naz says:

    Mine would be a white shirt with collar. A small Market Manila logo on the front left side close to my heart. Nothing on the back. Simple but elegant.

    A regular T-shirt, C will just be fine.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 12:34 am

     
  93. Lou says:

    I’d go for B.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 1:54 am

     
  94. Nick says:

    I’d go with using your common expression when you want to describe something
    “It’s wickedly good” or something of the sort.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 1:56 am

     
  95. Silly Lolo says:

    Wow! A bunch of comments and plenty of good ones. I would look for something more refined and classy which would reflect the character of the blog. I get a bit tired of smart aleck, catchy phrases.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 2:09 am

     
  96. Teresa says:

    Congrats MM for another cause-worthy idea. I would vote for A! But if you are amenable for a totally different idea, I’d vote for Tina and Margaux’s combined suggestions of “PALENGKERA AKO.
    http://www.marketmanila.com” and “… this little piggy went to http://www.marketmanila.com” Both are very amusing yet not too snobbish. I would love to wear one and give as a gift. I’m so excited! And as others suggested, cafepress.com and paypal are way to go to give us from abroad the chance to easily get hold of the T-shirts. Thank you for giving us your readers the chance to voice out our thoughts on the design. You make us feel special! Keep us posted!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 2:24 am

     
  97. p says:

    I’d wear “Palengkera”. (You can drop the “ako.”) From your original choices, Fishpan Elitist.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 3:21 am

     
  98. Sallie says:

    I vote for version b, then version a. (Please say “hi” to Mrs. MM. for me)

    Sep 19, 2007 | 3:35 am

     
  99. aanne says:

    Its Front A or me!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 4:19 am

     
  100. Avic says:

    hi MM, I would vote for C hehehe . . . although ok din naman yung A and D . . . regardless of what comes out on the survey, i’d buy anyway.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 4:29 am

     
  101. dyosa says:

    if im going to pick from your choices, i’d go for A.
    but i will definitely buy the shirt that says PALENGKERA AKO. hehe. :-)

    Sep 19, 2007 | 4:56 am

     
  102. mrs m says:

    choice F – “market meannie” in a funny font
    pls have them t-shirts in kids sizes too.
    choice A for me, mini sleeve style.
    my husband says just the collared style with the logo in front for him. can the basket logo be stitched on one sleeve?
    MM you have started a craze.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 5:01 am

     
  103. Sofia says:

    I like C but maybe other people won’t see the reason behind it. So i will go for A.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 5:21 am

     
  104. sylvia says:

    I vote for Front A. Is there any way we overseas fans can get hold of this t-shirt?

    Sep 19, 2007 | 5:25 am

     
  105. Jovi says:

    Choice C for me because it is unique, controversial, and yet so marketmanila.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 5:29 am

     
  106. gerri says:

    I vote for A… no B…no wait any t-shirt from MarketMan will do it for me. Will buy!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 5:59 am

     
  107. alilay says:

    front B

    Sep 19, 2007 | 6:35 am

     
  108. bedazzle says:

    I like A but I also love the other suggestions like palengkera ako and this little piggy went to marketmanila.com..great suggestions!!..but wouldn’t it be nice if we had several t-shirt designs to choose from? i’m so excited because i already have friends in mind to whom i’ll give these t-shirts plus of course i’d wear one myself..what about “Marketmanila Lurker on the Loose”?

    Sep 19, 2007 | 7:02 am

     
  109. Fran says:

    I like A if you want us to choose, but “See what’s fresh at the Market today.” would be good too.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 7:08 am

     
  110. eej says:

    More taglines to consider…

    1. Fresh produce does the body good
    2. Foodies Unite!
    3. Foodie on the prowl
    4. Foodie on the loose
    5. Market Maven — I’m partial to this one.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 7:12 am

     
  111. connie says:

    I’m a fan of double entendres, so D for me. :D

    Sep 19, 2007 | 7:44 am

     
  112. starbuxadix says:

    Fishpan Elitist! :)

    how about? “Hit me foodie one more time!” haha! just kidding.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 8:07 am

     
  113. melody says:

    A for me. and i also like jb’s “trust me, i asked marketman”

    Sep 19, 2007 | 8:12 am

     
  114. betty q. says:

    here’s a twist for option A:
    “….this way to the market
    -> -> -> -> -> (all the way to the back) then ending up at the website. People would want to know where the arrows would lead to and say “….hmmmm, wonder what’s that all about”

    Sep 19, 2007 | 9:10 am

     
  115. Humbs says:

    -A-

    Sep 19, 2007 | 9:12 am

     
  116. peterb says:

    1. Your kitchen will never be the same
    2. I like D.
    3. I also like – “trust me, i asked marketman”
    4. shaken and stirred by Marketman ;)

    Sep 19, 2007 | 9:18 am

     
  117. mardie says:

    definitely front A for me.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 9:22 am

     
  118. Jennifer says:

    I’d order aprons and towels with your sayings embroidered on them.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 9:45 am

     
  119. Didi says:

    B -

    Sep 19, 2007 | 10:38 am

     
  120. DADD-F says:

    From your own ideas: A.

    Other’s suggestions are also nice: a)Have you been to the market today? in different dialects and languages; b)Palengkera/Palengkero (can this be translated to other dialects and languages as well?).

    Then with appropriate basket/bayong laden with market goodies–handpainted, embroidered or appliqued. Different sizes (including kiddie), cotton, V-necked (easier to breathe than with round necks) and long-sleeved (for me anyway since I am very photo-sensitive and I have taken to wearing lonn-sleeved shirts and blouses as per doctors’ advice).

    Sep 19, 2007 | 10:42 am

     
  121. aggy says:

    front A of course!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 10:43 am

     
  122. meekerz says:

    Front A “Have you been to the Market today?” on the front with the logo and website url at the back. Or

    Logo in front with http://www.marketmanila.com and Nick’s “It’s wickedly good!” at the back.

    And definitely aprons!!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 10:48 am

     
  123. DADD-F says:

    But if this can be done on very functional aprons (cotton, reasonably wide, reasonably long and thick enough to withstand the rigours of kitchen life, etc.), so much the better. Again, with the nice fresh food-filled basket/bayong or any fresh food design (handpainted, embroidered, appliqued). Who said that aprons need to be drab? My aprons now are handpainted and appliqued.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 10:49 am

     
  124. ana5678 says:

    How about…

    I Love (Heart) my Market, Man!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 11:16 am

     
  125. MrsKookie says:

    A or B for me… C is more a private joke.
    The suggestions are good too!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 11:37 am

     
  126. MarketFan says:

    What about MarketFan on the front? ha ha ha

    I beat the eggs, cream the butter and whip the cream! (how violent can we get?)

    Sep 19, 2007 | 11:50 am

     
  127. Ruy says:

    A & D hands down

    Sep 19, 2007 | 12:03 pm

     
  128. sonny sj says:

    I like the suggestion of betty q. to wrap the text (whatever the final tag line is) and arrows from the front to the back of the shirt, ending with the website.

    A variation could be to connect both ends of the tag line and website with arrows to make a stripe effect on the shirt.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 12:10 pm

     
  129. Ronee says:

    Front C for me. Intriguing!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 12:14 pm

     
  130. Dennis says:

    Yes, the marketmanila basket logo and url in the back, and definitely D on the front….
    or maybe ” aridelros was here? “.
    And please make it available in white.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 12:29 pm

     
  131. lee says:

    i miss aridelros….

    Sep 19, 2007 | 12:45 pm

     
  132. CecileJ says:

    Lee, be careful what you wish for….

    Sep 19, 2007 | 1:31 pm

     
  133. Marketman says:

    Hi Everyone! Thank you for such humorous and fantastic suggestions…of course I am now more confused… At any rate, I won’t be SELLING anything, but will update you in a few weeks. Lee, Aridelros has a comment halfway up the 130 comments or so… but I fear Aridelros is about to take off on another six month sojourn to the Amazon sans internet, a leave that always makes him a noted absence on the comments section of this blog…

    Sep 19, 2007 | 1:48 pm

     
  134. TPS says:

    C for me!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 1:51 pm

     
  135. ykmd says:

    MM, were you talking about Apicio and not aridelros, by any chance?

    Sep 19, 2007 | 1:55 pm

     
  136. kaoko says:

    Uhm…I actually like the Mayonnaise one :D

    Sep 19, 2007 | 2:07 pm

     
  137. ainsley says:

    I think instead of “Have you been to the market lately?”, it should be “Have you been to the palengke lately?” or “Namalengke ka na ba?” Part of the great thing about your website is that the wet market/ palengke is you are raising awareness of going to the wet market/palengke again, and reinforcing the benefits, and that yuppies/middle class should consider going to the palengke again, would be awesome.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 2:10 pm

     
  138. lee says:

    Marketman is confused… I meant aridelros.. “The Banished One”

    Sep 19, 2007 | 2:52 pm

     
  139. cwid says:

    I vote for C!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 3:26 pm

     
  140. Marketman says:

    lee, HAHAHA!!! Must be a Freudian or Jungian slip… yes, now I get it. My brain is only operating at half speed obviously!!!

    Sep 19, 2007 | 3:51 pm

     
  141. erleen says:

    I like D!

    MM! cheesecloth toe bags, aprons and towels please, even with just the basket logo…lacoste-like shirts with the basket logo and website

    I also like these:

    Palengkera Ako
    Trust me, I asked Marketman
    I Love my Fishpan

    These are my suggestions:

    I’m Jammin’ — (a take on Bob Marley’s song)
    Jam if you Do, Jam if you Don’t
    Baskets Only Lane

    Sep 19, 2007 | 4:34 pm

     
  142. kaye says:

    i would choose any for a worthy cause.. :)

    hope we can all help in our own little way with this cause.. am willing to buy shirts and even sell them!! :)

    Sep 19, 2007 | 6:27 pm

     
  143. tei says:

    am also a fan of double meanings, so D.

    also like preterb’s “shaken & stirred by marketman”

    Sep 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

     
  144. Candygirl says:

    choice A – simple and it’s basically what we talk about right? food, flowers, etc.

    Sep 19, 2007 | 8:31 pm

     
  145. The Steak Lady says:

    A for me. How exciting, MM! =)

    Sep 19, 2007 | 9:48 pm

     
  146. suzette says:

    A for me too!!! simple and straight to the point :)

    Sep 19, 2007 | 9:54 pm

     
  147. zena says:

    I like A best. Some folks might not get the others, sayang naman ang humor, hehe. May I suggest “So what’s in your basket?” =)

    Sep 19, 2007 | 10:42 pm

     
  148. Gina says:

    I like betty q’s “this way to the market
    -> -> -> -> -> (all the way to the back) then ending up at the website.” But from the options you’ve given us, I’d choose A because it best captures the content and spirit of the site.

    Sep 20, 2007 | 12:31 am

     
  149. Jacob's Mom says:

    Funny — re aridelros. :D

    “Palengkera ako.” is fun, and I also like “MarketFan.”

    And I echo the request for aprons and market/tote bags, please.

    MM — have to share with you an incident last night. I was out all day with my son’s class on a field trip (to the Hershey Gardens and Butterfly House, btw) so I hadn’t had my Marketmanila daily fix and thought I’d sneak a peek after I tucked him into bed. He wanted me to sit with him until he fell asleep but I said I wanted to see if Lola was online. Well, after checking to see if Lola was there (she wasn’t), I started reading yesterday’s post. Wouldn’t you know it, my baby called out to me from across the hall, “Mom, it only takes a second to see if Lola’s there. Are you sure you’re not doing something else, like reading Marketmanila again?”

    Tee-hee. :)

    Sep 20, 2007 | 12:55 am

     
  150. weng says:

    I like A

    Meet me @ Market…with emaphasized on M’s like M&M

    Sep 20, 2007 | 4:08 am

     
  151. elit says:

    I agree with those who chose “A”. Also, I would also like to have them on aprons and market/tote bags as suggested by Jacob’s Mom. Hala, lumalaki na ang “MM” line mo. Ok, just tell us how we can get your shirts etc….tagal naman! hehehe ay! one more thing pala, can we also get them in sizes for kids (like for my 4yo son who’s interested in cooking na), maybe a different front tag line for kids to wear…something like “The Kid…went to market with Daddy/Mommy” basta something more catchy than that.

    Sep 20, 2007 | 7:13 am

     
  152. carina says:

    heyy..i would love to have one. I’m sure MM that people would buy this shirt in case you decide to sell this. I like letter B and A

    Sep 20, 2007 | 9:22 am

     
  153. Faye says:

    Although late, I hope my vote still counts…A!

    Sep 20, 2007 | 9:59 am

     
  154. Queen B says:

    I like A… i’ll find a way to purchase at least one when this pushes through MM…

    Sep 20, 2007 | 10:02 am

     
  155. Anson says:

    May I suggest that you work with Team Manila Design in coming up with the shirts? They are probably the best design studio in town today specializing in quirky, interesting and high-tech Pinoy graphics. I once brought a t-shirt from their Rockwell shop printed with the logo “The Carinderia Connoisseur of Manila”.

    Sep 20, 2007 | 1:43 pm

     
  156. tulip says:

    Marketman, are you sure you’re not selling even a shirt?? I know you give out shirts with those who you invite for your chili crabs meals for free. I just wonder if we’ll be all invited into a gastronomous feast and get a marketmanila shirt, how charitable of you(to us readers)….hehehe, joke lang. I think it is such a good idea to sell shirts this coming holiday and the profit goes to charity.

    Sep 20, 2007 | 2:04 pm

     
  157. Marisa says:

    I like A catches the eye of people who read it, but I’ve been going here for quite sometime now so I like the humor of C.

    Sep 20, 2007 | 3:43 pm

     
  158. erleen says:

    Go all the way MM!!!

    include bumper stickers, car sun visors (ala PPSA and all those items you can see sa FX and taxis)

    pin buttons as well — parang smiley buttons sa bags kinakabit

    so even on the streets, we will be able to know which are your loyal fans…

    Sep 20, 2007 | 3:51 pm

     
  159. Marisa says:

    fresh from the market….

    Sep 20, 2007 | 3:52 pm

     
  160. kulasa says:

    C works for me. Probably put a pan in your logo just for laughs…

    Sep 20, 2007 | 8:49 pm

     
  161. iska says:

    A OK!

    Sep 21, 2007 | 6:23 am

     
  162. aleth says:

    better late than never… FRONT A !!!

    Sep 23, 2007 | 2:21 pm

     
  163. teny says:

    HOW ABOUT…
    IN FRONT – NO WORRIES
    AT THE BACK – MARKETMAN’S GOT MY BACK

    Sep 25, 2007 | 12:14 pm

     
  164. kiko says:

    it would have to be C.

    If you don’t get it i’m not so sure if you’re really a fan…

    Sep 25, 2007 | 1:43 pm

     
  165. jome says:

    “I Like MM’s…” sa front

    and url and stuff sa back, hehe

    Sep 25, 2007 | 5:24 pm

     
  166. frank says:

    i’d suggest the “To market, to market…..” line by MOTHER GOOSE.

    good luck, MM.

    Sep 28, 2007 | 2:05 pm

     
  167. Edik says:

    I like D better! Can you print it? I’m not joking.

    Oct 10, 2007 | 1:45 am

     
 

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