Thursday, December 28, 2000

New Year's Plans

It's gonna be such a fun New Year's weekend -- I am so excited!

First, my best friend Brett (from DC) is flying up to spend the weekend with me. That's us on the left about six years ago. (Shit, has it been that long?) Second, the photographer from the New York Times is finally coming Saturday morning. AND I'm throwing another New Year's Eve party, for which I've got the hottest date (Bill 2)!

It is extremely hard to concentrate on work right now. (Well, the fact that it's been about 55 degrees here in the office for the past week isn't making matters any better.)

Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Boyfriend?!

I'm running late for work, so I'll make this quick. I just got home from Bill 2's, and I can't stop smiling. Last night, I went over to his place after I got my hair cut. I gave him this kinda silly, kinda sexy Christmas gift (that I hope the two of us will use many times in the future), and he says, "Oh, I can't wait to tell all my friends what my boyfriend got me..."

GASP!

You heard right, folks. He used the B word. Needless to say, I was squealing with pure joy inside, but I tried to play it cool. I cocked an eyebrow, and with a smirk repeated, "Boyfriend?" He replied, "Oops."

Although I don't want to rush or jinx things, I just want to say that if things were to work out between the two of us, that'd be the best Christmas present yet.

Monday, December 25, 2000

Merry Christmas!

I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas had a joyful holiday filled with laughter, joy, and lots of good wine.

Thank God my cold's going away. I spent Christmas with good friends in New Jersey at my friends, Matt and Alyson's, house. They prepared a grand Christmas dinner. They got me a book called Lost New York (I love New York City history), a beautiful dark orange scented candle, and a SportBrain, this really cool gadget that I wear on my belt that measures my athletic activity throughout the day, such as how much I've walked, how many calories I've burned, and how I compare athletically to other guys my age.

We spent most of the evening playing this wonderfully addictive computer game, called The Sims. I got so into it that I actually had a dream about the characters that we had created! I think the cold medicine I was taking had something to do with that though.

Saturday, December 23, 2000

Missing Bill

I miss Bill. That's him on the left hamming it up for the webcam the other day. He only left for home yesterday, but we've had such a wonderful week together that I can't help but think about him. Thursday he called me out to meet him that night for a drink, and it amazes me how he just makes me laugh. And how we always have something to talk about. And how everyday my attraction to him just gets stronger and stronger. He's a real charmer. Sometimes, he gets this sweet and sexy look in those beautiful green eyes of his that just makes me wanna jump him! :-)

I can't wait till he gets back. I have my own special Christmas present that I need to give him.

Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Queers and Trees

Tonight, Alex ("the Seal") and Henry came over to watch Episodes 3 and 4 of Queer As Folk. We had a good time. That scene of Justin and football player boy in the equipment room? Man, that was so hot! It's so odd to get aroused while sitting in a room watching TV wth your friends. (It happened during Episode 1 as well -- remember, Brian and married client guy in the bathroom... hhhhhhhhhot!)

So, the photographer from the New York Times had to postpone, but that's totally fine with me. After seeing some of the apartments that have been featured in Apartment Envy, I have my work cut out for me. I've gotta make some major changes before she comes next week.

Sorry I had to turn the living room cam off last night. Here's the last shot, which I think will explain why. It's Bill 2 taking off his shoes, and me asking him, "Hey... should I turn the webcam off?" :-)

We had dinner down at South Street Seaport, and then went to a cocktail party at my friend, Julie's. (She's a... brace yourself... a lesbian!) She and her girlfriend, Kerry, moved into this fabulously large place down in Wall Street a few months ago. Since Bill works just a couple blocks from their place, I thought it'd be the perfect date (which it was).

On Monday, I had an impromptu tree-trimming party with the Posse. At first, it was just going to be Heather and I baking cookies and hanging out, and before I knew it, Henry, Derek and Ken were there. Yay! We picked out a tree on the corner near my house, which was very convenient. We had a yummy Thai meal (there's nothing like eating with a group of good friends), and as Heather baked Rudolph cookies, we got the tree up and decorated. Another banner night for Posse bonding!

Sunday, December 17, 2000

The Double Rainbow

Ah, home at last from an awesome five-hour game of mah jong.

So, Friday was hell... I had to work about 11 hours launching the new shopping area for the website I work for. Nothing but staring at a screen and tweaking code.

But that night made up for it: I went shopping for new clothes (since I'm down five inches in my waist) and then, Henry and Alex came over. We watched the first two episodes of Queer As Folk and had Chinese take-out.

We then headed to Excelsior where Bill 2 surprised me with a little visit. He had a guest visiting from out-of-town, so he couldn't stay long, but it was just wonderful to be able to hold his hand for that hour or so. Fortunately, Bill and I were able to spend some quality time together Saturday afternoon. (Damn, is he fine...)

That night, I met up with Robert. We did some Christmas shopping at Barnes and Noble, dined on Malaysian food, and hung out at Excelsior for a little bit.

On Sunday, my hopes to buy a Christmas tree were dashed because of the cold and rainy weather. It cleared up around 4, and Heather, Henry and I saw the most beautiful double rainbow while walking over to the movies. It seemed like all of Brooklyn stopped in their tracks and looked up. It was quite surreal.

Thursday, December 14, 2000

A Very Posse Christmas

I have to be at work tomorrow at 7 AM... UGH! S'okay though. I plan on leaving early, and finish my Christmas shopping.

Oh, Alex called today. The story that he wants to write on me for the New York Times Online is a go! A photographer is coming on Wednesday to take several shots of my place, and his story will run January 9! I'm totally excited. Alex writes for a number of columns and magazines. This column (called Apartment Envy) centers on unique living situations in New York City.

Last night was a banner night for The Posse. We all got together for a Christmas dinner, since this weekend, Julia leaves for Arizona and won't be back until after New Year's. :-( Anyway, I was running really late, so I couldn't get home to fetch my presents for The Posse, but, being the high-protein-diet advocate, I was able to fetch a bucket of chicken for everyone.

Henry got me a Video CD copy of In Bed with Madonna (the Asian version of "Truth or Dare"). Heather got me The Hudsucker Proxy on DVD, a deck of naked-boy playing cards, and a massage game for lovers. (Can't wait to try it out!) And Derek and Ken gave the rest of the most amazing presents: T-shirts emblazoned with the words POSSE POWER with an illustration of the five of us in silhouette, a la Charlie's Angels! And that's not all... they also burned a CD for each of us with our favorite songs on it, called The Posse 2000 Soundtrack! It is SO impressive and such wonderfully personal gifts. On the right, you see Henry, then Heather, me in the middle, Julia and Derek on the far right.

Sunday, December 10, 2000

This Weekend's Boys

What a wonderful weekend! (How was yours?) I spent all of yesterday with Bill 2. After a two week break (of sorts), it was SO great to see him again. We spent that whole afternoon at his place catching up. Take that as you will.

We grabbed a quick dinner, and went out for wine and some random Christmas browsing. (I so excited I found what I'm gonna get Julia!) We then went to a small party his neighbors were having. Since he'd never met them, he thought it would be the perfect opportunity to get acquainted.

Then, I took him on a mini-pub crawl of Park Slope -- Great Lakes, The Gate, Bar Reis and of course, Excelsior. We left kinda early, because... well, you figure it out.

On Sunday, I met a new friend, Murell, for brunch at this charming cafe above this old movie house, called the Pavilion, on Prospect Park West. I then worked out, and invited Heather over my place. I was SO in the mood for a movie and ice cream. :-) We watched A Christmas Story and Madonna on Letterman last month. (I had Ben & Jerry's Wavy Gravy.)

I then met my friend Robert (a fellow Brooklynite, and an assistant principal -- how cute!) for a couple of beers. We'd been playing phone tag for weeks, and it was so great to finally connect.

I got home around 10:30, phoned Bill 2 to wish him a good night (and basically to hear his oh-so-sexy voice again), and then it was off to bed for me.

Wednesday, December 06, 2000

Chelsea Bar Crawl

I figured it had been too long since I've frequented the old Chelsea haunts, so I called my friend, Erick, and we did some good ol' Manhattan bar-hopping. For you non-New Yorkers, Chelsea is New York's gayest neighborhood, and is adjacent to Greenwich Village (New York's other gayest neighborhood).

First stop on our tour was Splash -- the "quintessential Chelsea mega-bar". They have a 2-for-1 special, and really hot, hunky, half-naked muscleboy bartenders. Although the music's usually hit-or-miss, they play good dance stuff on Thursdays and Sundays. I once saw the best ABBA video there, where they cut together video footage for "Mamma Mia" with dialogue and scenes from Mommie Dearest:
Mamma mia
SLAP! SLAP!
Here I go again
Why, why
Did I ever let you go?
No more wire hangers... EVER!!
Next stop was g -- a more "chic, upscale lounge," where I felt a little out-of-place in my Margaret Cho "Assmaster" ringer T-shirt. (I wasn't wearing the de rigueur cream-colored turtleneck that seemed to be the uniform for the evening.) The men there can be attractive, if a little annoying in that Just Jack sort of way. But I highly recommend going in the summer for their famous Frozen Cosmo's, but get there early (like 5) -- it gets super-packed.




We then sauntered over to Barracuda, a "retro-glam hot spot" with a 2-for-1 Happy Hour and fun music. This is my favorite Chelsea spot, because it feels real and they have some really cool live shows around midnight. The men vary from cute bridge-and-tunnel newbies to older gentlemen types to locals (to the downright scary, but that's ANY bar).

For more info on partying in New York, check out HX.

Tuesday, December 05, 2000

Gettin' Drunk and Nasty

Tonight, a bunch of us from work got together for drinks at O'Nieal's, in the Little Italy section of Manhattan. Carlos (my boss), Joe (his lover and our office manager), Sara, Patrick, Judy and I bitched and gossiped, over Cosmopolitans and calamari.

At around 8, I headed on up to Chelsea. Heather and I went to party called iLounge at Centro-Fly -- a pretty cool dance club, currently occupying the space of the dear, departed rock venue Tramps. It was open bar from 8 to 10, and the music was mostly 80's (yay!). Heather and I scoped out the cute, young dot-com types while sipping on free whiskey sours and vodka tonics. After boogying to "Holiday" and "White Lines", we had our fill and headed home.

Upon my return to Brooklyn, I noticed a bunch of "regulars" in my chat room, so I just had to stop in and pay a visit. And you know what happens when I'm in the chat room, at 2 AM, after I get a few drinks in me... ;-)

Monday, December 04, 2000

#2 Guy Webcam

Hey... I'm the #2 Guy Webcam again on JasBits this week. Thanks again, boys, for all your votes.

Since I'm too tired to write anything of substance today, here's some of the graffiti some of you left for me this week when you voted. I found some of them pretty funny. Hey, if you write something real out-there and cool when you vote, I'll add you to the journal too!
Wow wow wow! Everyday I learn a little more! Grrrrrr!
-- Richard

The best of the best.
-- Kasey

DJ always manages to be entertaining whether he's trying or not. What a great site...
-- Tryxter

You are the greatest, DJ! Mahal Kita!
-- Jeff

Damn fine man to look at!
-- Jeff

You rock!
-- Heather (gasp, a GIRL!)

DJ rocks!
-- Horatio
(a lot of "rocking" going on here, don't you think?)
Wish I could have snuggled with you while you watched "Queer as Folk". :-)

-- Randy, Baltimore

LOVE THAT DJ PARIS
-- BILL T.

Great website, DJ!
-- Tony

It is about time that a Filipino get a top rated website! Keep up the Cam, D.J.!
-- Jeff

Totally awesome site. Very genuine guy... and so sweet!
-- Alex

Way too hot for the Internet. He is going to burn the whole thing down!
-- Rich

Sunday, December 03, 2000

"Queer As Folk" Premieres

Tonight was the premiere of Queer As Folk on Showtime. Alex, Derek and Ken came over, and we had a little pizza party. I really enjoyed it, and thought it was funny, poignant and muy caliente -- especially Brian's scene in the bathroom.

I think Peter Paige is real adorable. He plays Emmett, the "the life of the party" -- true, a queen, but he's quite witty and refreshingly devoid of self-loathing. (And I love those body-fitting tops he wears.) :-)

More soon,
Deej