Marketmanila Turns 3 Years Old!!! Check This Site Often This Week!!!

Yup, Marketmanila turns 3! In human years equivalent, that’s like turning 50 or maybe even 60… I can’t actually recall when I published my first post, but it was sometime in November, 2004 (despite archive posts for September 2004 that were put in later). During the past 36 months, I have written over 1,400 posts which works out to an average of 1.27 posts per day, every single day! Phew! In March 2007, when I reached my 1,000th post, this blog had recorded about 2.7 million page hits. In the 8 months since then, it has added another 2.3 million page views, for a total of about 5 million page views during its lifetime. The site has also recorded about 30,000 reader comments and I am grateful for all of your inputs, suggestions, tips and encouragement! Frankly, the “numbers” shock me every time I check my statistics and I am honestly surprised that so many of you keep coming back to visit and read the posts day after day…

Thank you so much for visiting! Please visit the site MORE OFTEN during the next five days or so, as I will be announcing the final details for the t-shirt and tote program, with the first pick-up day being Saturday, 17 November 2007. T-shirts and totes are limited so it will be first come, first served. I will also be running another marketmanila trivia contest where you will have a chance to win some of my homemade mangosteen jam. Plus, another event where the prizes are these fantastic 2008 planners that include an “insider’s list” to all these great food sources in Manila. So check in often, join the silliness, get a chance to win a goody or two, and help kick-off the Christmas spirit by sponsoring meals for the Public School Feeding Program. It’s the Third Anniversary Week Celebration at Marketmanila!!! Thank you very much!


112 Responses

  1. Awesome statistics, MM! I hope that someday you will realize how much real joy and happiness you have brought to many of us.

  2. Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary!

    MM,your blog is unique,exciting,informative,witty,educational and nakakaaddict! I find that never a day passes without me visiting your site and I always tell my friends to check it out. It has brought us so much joy and laughter since we discovered your blog and we will continue doing so.

    Keep up the good work and may you receive all the blessings you and your good family deserves!

  3. M A R K E T M A N,

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S T O Y O U

    A N D

    H A P P Y B L O G D A Y T O M A R K E T M A N I L A! ! !

    And Please say you will have a pick-up area in Cebu for the t-shirts and totes. I can volunteer a place, if you want to keep it out of your office and remain anonymous (hehehehe).

  4. Here’s hoping for several more years of blogging! I’m one of the newbies having read about your blog through a food mag. early this year…I’m hooked since then.

  5. Congratulations! It’s been wonderful food-journeying with you! Here’s to more years of excellent blogging!

  6. Congrats MarketMan. Job well done. Since I discovered you site, reading your blogs has already been part my daily routine.

  7. Hi mm your site is the first thing I visit each time I open my pc ahaha! that reminds me uhm I didn’t get the magazine before ehehe oh well It’s just fun to read your blog each day ahaha cheers for you three years! more power to you!

  8. Has it been 3 years? I remember first reading about you in the Philippine Daily Inquirer … attending your first EB in Galileo Enoteca, and your second one in Gourdo’s. Good times, hope you keep things going. =)

  9. Happy Birthday,! I only started visiting this 2007 but now i have to get my daily fix of your blog. It’s no small feat writing (and reading and editing and replying) as much as you do and you certainly deserve applause. Clap, clap, clap! I really appreciate your blog and is the next thing i check after my e-mail. =)

  10. HAPPY BLOGDAY Marketman!!! A day is never complete without me visiting your blog. Congratulations ang more power!!

  11. Your blog has brought a ray of sunshine into my life. It is the first thing I check each day. Keep it up and don’t let other negative comments bother you. You have a large following. Congratulations!

  12. Happiness is…being in Salcedo on the first distribution day of the Marketman totebags!! Yippee!!

    Congratulations on your 3rd year of blogging!!! Woah! that’s some statistics…glad I’m one of those numbers :-)! Thank you for being instrumental to my now cooking “prowess” ;-D. My hubby has always asked me where I generally get my tips and when I say marketman, he teases me that he’s jealous..cause I don’t ask him for cooking tips anymore :-)

  13. way to go, MM! only one thing i don’t agee with…you’re not marketmanila, you should be “marketman philippines”! congratulations!

  14. Congratulations MM!
    May your tribe increase and more power to you.
    THANK YOU for opening this blog, it is always a pleasure to read your posts, raves and rants and learn something new everytime.

  15. MM, time flies when we are having fun! Looking forward to more years and hope to win that prize!

  16. WOWIE!!! Congratulations MM!!

    May you continue bringing us happiness thru this blog!
    More power to you! God bless you in all your endeavors!

  17. Congratulations MM! Three years of blogging is really something to be proud of. The stats says it all! I always look forward in reading your posts everytime. Thanks and may God continue to bless the works of your hands!

  18. hi, MM! happy 3rd anniversary! thanks for sharing your time and your thoughts. i love reading your blog :-)

  19. Congratulations, Market Man! Wishing you the best for the years ahead. Thanks for sharing with us your passion & creativity in this space. God bless you :)

  20. congrats to marketmanila and to the man behind it.. you rock MM!! looking forward to more posts and more freebies! (don’t we pinoy’s just love getting free stuff! hehehe!)

  21. Hi MM!

    It’s my first time to leave a comment. I’ve been a reader of your blog since July. Thank you for sharing your insights and recipes with us. Happy Blog Anniversary!

    In your recent post, is katuday available in any wet market or do we have any specialty store that sells those? Thanks!

  22. happy anniversary to market manila! congratulations, MM! more power, more posts, more tips, more of everything that has made this site the great on-line resource that it is today! :D

  23. Happy Anniversary! We hope that you will never get tired of blogging! MarketManila is such a great site, we have friendly and helpful readers too. More power to you and keep up the good work!

  24. Bravo, MM! Three years is an achievement, indeed! I have so much to thank you for — your blog has done more than just inform and entertain me. It has educated me, stimulated my mind, opened my eyes to new things, given me memorable experiences, and even blessed me with new friends. It’s amazing to think what a food blog — in the hands of a talented blogger — can do!

  25. Congrats, congrats, congrats! Keep up the great blogs, observant take on everything and everything in between! You bring such inspiring (and tempting!) info and if this pleasureable activity brings you joy and fulfillment, it definitely does the same for those who keep coming back for more!


    Sincerely wishing you all the blessings and success you aim for as you celebrate this milestone!

    Kudos for countless more fulfilling moments for yourself and us your readers in the years to come as you passionately continue blogging away and making a difference in people’s lives.

    God bless you and yours, Marketman!

  27. wow! three years of making thousands ( millions?) happy and interested in food! that is an accomplishment worth crowing about.
    blog away MM

  28. Long time lurker, first time poster. Happy 3rd blog-birthday, MM! I echo all the people above in saying you’ve brought so much joy to all of us. I’m not even sure when I first came across your blog but no turning back since then! Na-adik na rin!! May you have many, many more blog birthdays to come. :)

  29. On your third year of successful blogging,

    HAPPY, HAPPY everything MARKETMAN!

    More success with your charity works – the children needs you!

  30. Yey! Happy anniversary & congratulations! My son is just a year and a few months older than your site. Thank you very much for sharing your blog with us. We are truly blessed having you around. More power and keep the posts coming. =P

  31. Happy 3rd anniversary Mr.Marketman…i’ve been visiting this site since i came across it in the web…More power and keep it going…God bless…

  32. happy anniversary, MM! just like most of your admirers, yours is the first site i visit when i open my pc, whether in the office or at home..always makes my sad coz i won’t be in manila for the first pick-up day of your t-shirts and tote bags..will be going up to baguio on nov. 17..will you have a pick-up point in qc?..sana meron and sana din may maabutan pa ako pagdating ko.. :( after nov. 17 sana meron pang matirang t-shirts and tote bags..huhuhu..


  34. Congratulations!

    I offer a toast to MM. First for good and health and may you continue to provide us with many more years of informative and exciting blogging experience.


  35. Congratulations MM! Thanks for the many posts that you shared and will still be sharing in the future.

  36. Happy Anniversary!

    Your blog is very addicting. Cant start my day without reading your post for the day. You just made my day. I do hope you wont be bother by some people out there trying to pull your hair out. They’re just jealous. Let say, these people just spice up your life as a blogger man.

    Thumbs Up!

  37. Hey MM, the Salcedo Market also turned 3 last June (or was that July?)… Curious to know, what inspired you to start this blog? Because in the three years since you started this blog, going to the market and buying local became a stronger global trend, esp in the US.

    This Marketmanila mindset of buying local is a fantastic example of everyday patriotism that should eventually become popular attitude. Good for us, great for the ecomony, and an all-around fantastic way to foster the natural entrepreneurial spirit of the filipino.

  38. Happy Anniversary. I first knew about your blog because of a feature in a newspaper. Congrats…more and more years of blogging ahead!

  39. happy birthday! thanks for sharing so much with us.

    you’re a ‘household name’ in our household :) i cooked kare-kare last weekend, my best so far, my family thought so too. they asked “did you use marketman’s recipe?” and my answer was, of course, a resounding “YES!”

    thanks again and keep on blogging!!

  40. I love your website! Have been checking it out everyday for the past months but never got around to leaving a comment. Happy Birthday Marketman! I think your blog is really interesting!

  41. I remember the joy of winning the autographed magazine, and I really must say, even if I don’t win anything, the joy of just joining is so much satisfying for me.

    Congrats MM on your much deserved success!

  42. Nice going,MM. Notice that my name is meant only for this blog. What does that say?

    Will be out on a business trip on the 17th. I hope there’s a second pick-up day for the shirts and tote bags.


  43. happy anniversary! congratulations on your 3rd year! more power to you. looking forward to reading more of your daily posts. thank you for sharing.

  44. happy….happy BLOGDAY MM!!! May will come a long long way on the NET. Thanks for spicing our day!!!

  45. Well, I’m really glad I’m part of your third year anniversary.. Congratulations and more power.. ;P

  46. Happy 3rd Anniversary Marketman! Your blog is the first one visit so I really must thank you for making each of my workday mornings brighter :) More power to you and thank you for sharing your thoughts all the time.

  47. congratulations! i will miss the tshirts and tote bags. am going out of town. hu hu hu.

  48. Congratulations on your 3rd Blog year, Marketman!
    Your ad-free blog is unique and a haven for tired computer eyes who get constantly distracted or irritated by blog ads. It’s an adrenalin kick for us who love to read your latest venture be it on food-related articles or life in general. Your rants and raves are a story in itself. Carry on the good work!

  49. Congratulations! It’s has been an interesting 3 years and we all look forward to more years of this wonderful site.

  50. Congrats MM: Your blog makes many people happy,informed,enlightened in many ways apart from the usual kitchen counter talk. There is more to spoon and fork and a nice hot cup of tea.

  51. Yay!! congrats on your 3rd anniversary MM. Keep up the great blogs and looking forward to the next EB =)

  52. Congrats to your 3rd anniversary of blogging!! May you continue to blog to keep us readers well informed of your cooking expertise and “everything” else you write about which keeps us entertained. As for the tote bag & t-shirt, I didn’t get a chance to read your entry so in other words. . . I answered my own question. Sorry about that! Again, congrats and keep on blogging! Take care . . .

  53. Congratulations MM!!! We are looking forward to many more years.

    Thank you for sharing with us your adventures with foods and travels, kitchen gadget discoveries, rants, and anything in between.

    More power!

  54. CONGRATS!! A Well Deserved page hits Keep up the Good work and Leave the Detractors Behind dont let them drag you Down…

  55. It’s been said so many times already, but CONGRATULATIONS!

    I think there is a chinese proverb that goes something like — To become immortal, write a book or bear a son.

    In your case, you have done both. You have your KID (yes, its PC to say “child” instead of “son” now) and you have this blog that is the age of computers, is really more of a live book than anything else. So aside from everything that has been said about you, you can add immortal to the list. Grabe, daunting!

    Anyway, many thanks for the months and months of entertainment and information. I have been an avid reader for over a year (can’t remember when I started reading your blog) and it is just fantastic to read about things cosmopolitan, nostalgic, funny and interesting all in one blog.

  56. Congratulations!!! MarketManila .. one of the best blogsite in the Philippines … Happy 3rd Anniversary!!! Keet it UP!

  57. Let me be the 101st to congratulate you on your 3rd anniversary!!!! Your blog will always be on my surflist ;-)

  58. Thank you so much for creating this blog. Your blog is truly one of a kind – informative, practical, highly credible, funny and entertaining. Hats off to you!

    I accidentally came across your food blog while doing a search on some Filipino food which I thought were long lost and forgotten but were so much a part of my childhood like kesong puti, gatas ng kalabaw, Cebu’s budbod kabog & masi, puto bungbong made of pirurutong etc. And then recipes and tips on how to make authentic Chicken Inasal, 3 types of Adobo, and the perfect Ensaymada were posted and I was hooked. Reading your blog is my cure for homesickness.

    MM, I want to join the trivia contest & hope to win your homemade mangosteen jam! If I win, I’ll give it to my mom so she can use it to bake her coffee mangosteen cake – just to see how it will improve the cake and/or make a difference!

    Bravo MM and more power to you!!!

  59. Happy 3rd year! Our everyday meals and parties have gotten so much better thanks to this site… You know you have a good thing going because you attract a lot of weirdos, heehee… I am amazed at how you can attract the fish pan ladies and emilavas (?) of this world… Keep the posts coming!!!

  60. MM, you know how I feel as I’ve commented so many times already. I know I am just one of a legion of Marketfans who not only benefit from you foodblogs but also are one with you in keeping the flame of social consciousness and altruism alive in our increasingly egocentric world. Para sa bayan!

  61. am definitely going to be in salcedo this saturday!!
    ♪♫HAPPY BLOGDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!♫♪


  63. In behalf of yr avid reader Ms Bijin, who wish to contribute the amount for yr worthy cause, can you provide me the details where I can drop the money Ms bijin will give to the program, she wants to have the souviner T-shirts and tote bags

    You can email me the information to this emails add of mine




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