Ecstatic for you,
Yes, of course! Ever since I learned about The Mexican's column, I've read it every week. And every week, I also wonder how I can be as colorful, caustically witty, exciting and funny as my idol! But you know, MuQ, I've long realized there's no way I can be like him -- the guy is just a genius at what he does!
And if you've forgotten, loyal readers of this blog will remind you that "Ask a Filipino!" got started because I was inspired by the men behind "Ask a Korean!" and "¡Ask a Mexican!", the "original." But unlike The Korean and I who, aside from being lawyers, both blog anonymously, The Mexican is actually not anonymous. In fact, not only is he not anonymous, he is quite famous. His name is Gustavo Arellano, a syndicated professional columnist, who was featured in The New York Times in 2007 for unleashing "a torrent of criticism and attention, not to mention questions" about anything Mexican.
Every week, after answering a couple of questions from his readers, The Mexican has a section dedicated to praising the "Good Mexican(s) of the Week." Well, as you've probably read, a week after I declared Ricardo Reyes (the Mexican "Pop-a-Shot King" who Philippine media mistook for a Fil-Am) as "Honorary Filipino" on this blog for beating NBA superstars at their game, my idol gave this blog his seal of approval and called me the "Good Mexican of the Week." How cool is that!?!