Comic John Lapus's first trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco was for a series of shows with the now defunct "Tabing Ilog" cast (Kaye Abad, Desiree del Valle, Baron Geisler, Paolo Contis). But it was all work and no play. Not wanting to turn into a dull boy, John, known in showbiz as Universal Sweet because he is sweet, vowed: "I shall return." Two months later, he did. "Uy, record daw 'yon, sabi ng mga Pinoys doon. 'Yung two months pa lang pinapabalik ka na nila!" This time, he made sure there was time for the sights, food, fun, and souvenir photos. This month, John might just wing his way back again. "May offers. 'Pag natuloy, talagang parang ginagawa ko na lang Tuguegarao ang Amerika," he giggles. "Taray, 'di ba?"