I have to admit that I'm a sucker for all these reality shows out there. I zealously follow them every week...all of them. Survivor, Fear Factor, for Love or Money and now American Idol. Spoiler alert! Jennifer Hudson was eliminated this week in the states. Matanggal na lang si John Stevens and La Toya London, and okay na ako with the top 4.

But the biggest news I found today was that The AMAZING RACE is back!!! This is my favorite of all reality shows because it really tests the skill and mettle of the contestans. They'll be hitting our screens on July 6 so I'll be waiting.


My dear friend Lyra Dumdum was lucky enough to fall in love with her best friend and marry him. She sent me an article andit was soooooo me. Check it out. It's called the "Friend Crush" and you could see it here at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22952-2004Apr18.html

My friend Joey was over at the house the other day to shoot the breeze and to return one of my DVDs (The Virgin Suicides - Sofia Coppola's first directorial effort). Aside from casting who would play our classmates if ever they made a movie about our high school section (Jack Black would play me...Billy Zane would play Joey...Daniel Stern as Jim and William Hung as AA - hey Joey said it...not me), we talked about our batch and who we would consider successful. Joey felt that if you made a name for yourself then you were a success. By his definition, the only ones we could come up with were Jimmy Bondoc, Paolo Santos, Sandy Arespacochaga (ADMU head coach) and Wimpy Fuentebella (why Wimpy, why?).

I beg to differ.

And this is coming from someone who craved and achieved a semblance of fame during my short-lived stint as a DJ.

I believe that no one can be a better judge of our success than ourselves. It would take a lot more than people outside your circle knowing you to achieve this. Personally, this is what I believe in. We set our goals. We achieve them. That makes you a success. In whatever field we choose, there won't always be legions of fans or people chanting your name (hey, I had groupies myself)...but as long as you did what you had to and wanted to do in life. then you're okay in my book.



You guys should really check out his blog (Just click on the link there on the right side of the screen). G-spot has been one of my closest friends since I returned to Ateneo in 1996 when we were brought together by fate and by our course (English Literature). Since then, we've gone through many changes but he's still Ganns to me...my songwriting partner... my co-spiner of yarn...my brother and friend.

I wish upon anyone the pleasure of knowing this remarkable person. He of the quick wit and the gift of song. And in the past few years, I admire the way marriage and fatherhood have brought him closer to God.

God bless you and your family G.

I'll still collect pirated DVDs though.

INXS: Speaking of which, Danny and I made our usual trip to Quiapo the other week to stock up for the long weekend and came home with many a gem. I got
1. Big Fish
2. Something's Gotta Give
3. Love Actually
4. Cutting Edge (Yahoo!)
5. Deuce Bigalow
6. Stuck on You
7. 21 Grams
8. House of Sand and Fog
9. Kill Bill
10. School of Rock
11. Mona Lisa Smile

La lang. Thought I'd share.


Happy easter everyone!

Here's to new beginnings and fresh starts. May redundancy rule!!!


It's Black Saturday so in my religion, we commemorate and remember the day when Jesus laid in his tomb before fulfilling his promise of salvation and resurrection. I thought that because this is the day when evil runs freely around the world, you'd like to know just how evil you really are. Check it out for yourself. I'm 40% evil....wow.
I am 40% evil.

I could go either way. I have sinned quite a bit but I still have a bit of room for error. My life is a tug of war between good and evil.

Are you evil? find out at Hilowitz.com


From one newbie to another, I'd like to welcome my friend Rhochie to the world of blogging. You can find out everything (and nothing) about him and his restaurant by clicking his name there on the column on the right.