A new face in the www – soon! September 5, 2012Posted by thepurplehaze in Uncategorized.
add a comment
The phrase “hey, it’s been a while” is clearly deserving of a good BANNER SPACE RIGHT HERE. I have been in hiding for more than a year from the blogosphere, blaming the non-existence to that phenomenon called The Bar Exam. Too lame of an excuse!
Looking back, I’d say BIG DEAL. It may seem a bit cocky but once the Bar Exam torture is over, it is over. Then your problems never seem to lessen in complexity from that point forward. But I’m not here to talk about how complex my life (and problems) have evolved.
I’m here to actually make an announcement.
I will be having a new face on the web soon! It’s going to be exciting, and it’s going to be all about YOU and how LAWS relate to YOU. Oh don’t cringe just yet. It’s going to be as pain-free as possible, and I promise, noses will not bleed.
Ho-Hummin’ May 27, 2011Posted by thepurplehaze in Bloopers and Screwups, Avventura, Thought Bubbles, 100% Pinoy.
Tags: soul, joy, life, family, friends, change, law, digicam dreams
add a comment
Hermit mode until November 2011. NOT. Maybe until I feel like bashing and baring my soul at the expense of my readers’ sanity. I’ve grown to be more intolerant of people who seem to push me to my limit. So even if it is the bar exam season, I might still find time to bite your ass off. Just. For. Fun.
There she goes February 7, 2011Posted by thepurplehaze in 100% Pinoy, Avventura, Thought Bubbles.
Tags: babae, change, family, friends, joy, law, life, love
add a comment
I still can’t believe one of my best law school buddies tied the knot already! I love this girl to bits, and I will surely sorely absolutely miss her. I fully expect she won’t be as free to tag along during our extreme ukay-ukay challenges all over Manila, but Madge, it’s okay to disturb me anytime
Congratulations! Mike is very lucky to have such an awesome wife as you!
Looking at our photos gets me teary-eyed again. +_+ Congrats again dearie!
A Mouse Tale January 31, 2011Posted by thepurplehaze in Thought Bubbles.
Tags: dogs, dream, joy, life
I almost forgot how to dream a dream as vivid as the one about a mouse a couple of nights ago.
So there I was, Hazel at the peak of her stellar career, when I stumbled upon some sort of magical woods in one of my work-related travels. I’m guessing it was North America, since I saw this scene in True Blood. Anyway, it wasn’t that interesting, except that I saw a little black mouse run by that looked kind of like Flicker.
The next mouse sighting was at a hotel, by the woods again, in another country. I was curious as to why I kept seeing a familiar mouse everywhere I went! I tested a theory in my head (forgot what exactly that was) and went to another country (woopeee) waiting for a mouse sighting. Lo and behold! The mouse was right inside my trench coat as I reached for the hotel room key! It stayed obediently on my palm and I was shocked to see that it had Flicker’s head (yeah, she looks like a rat sometimes) only it was mouse-ified. I threw it away and locked up in the room.
I was in another hotel room (hotel again, geez) in another country, and the mouse was there-AGAIN! The cycle went on until I gave up after seeing it perched inside a jacket pocket staring eagerly at me, like Flicker does when she wants food or when she wants me to go walk her outside the house.
I hugged Flickee as soon as I woke up. Ironic, since Flickee loved pouncing on these rodents Hazel’s subconscious blah…
Poor patient turned down by gov’t hospital – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos January 20, 2011Posted by thepurplehaze in 100% Pinoy, Bloopers and Screwups.
Tags: babae, change, development, government, life, local, ngo, pilipinas, pinoy, poverty
add a comment
How UNawesome can these medical professionals get? A government hospital’s mandate is to treat indigents, not turn them down during an emergency because of fear of further liability!
Criminal and administrative charges should be filed against these bamboozled, snooty and iniquitous doctors in that hospital in Rizal. SHAME ON YOU.
Lawyers should be careful of handling cases of indigent clients too! That these clients do not have as much money to pay you as your billionaire clients does not mean quality work should be compromised.
For those awkward moments January 14, 2011Posted by thepurplehaze in Avventura, Runway Review, Thought Bubbles.
Tags: arts, babae, fashion, friends, gifts, holiday, joy, life
A solution to the awkward silence, dead air, dull date (not that there’s any with Lid- caveat) and other similar ka-blag moments:
The “Conversation Headpiece” I got a LOT of stares, questions and requests to feel the huge fluffy flora sitting on top of my head. Too bad the photo didn’t give justice to its petals. I feel it’s akin to an abstract sculpture placed on a building lobby, the way people looked at it.
I know there are far more outrageous head accessories out there now, but this one (worn on casual Friday in Corporate Land) stuck out like a sore thumb here and I do not know why. But I absolutely love it!
Thanks for the awesome Christmas gift Gary Aure!
Purple and the 1/11/11 blah January 11, 2011Posted by thepurplehaze in Runway Review, Thought Bubbles, UP Sigma Beta World.
Tags: arts, fashion, joy, life, lucky, soul
add a comment
Honestly, it’s just a number! Numbers and stars don’t have anything to do with your streaks of success or failures. Enough about this blasted number combination.
On to more “important” things. Color.
I do not have a lucky color. But I do have an obvious favorite (yawn). Oh, was it that obvious? Hurrah for the prettiest thing born out of the accidental union of red and blue (democrat + republican = ROYALTY)!
I wish the bar was that easy.
Anyway… an ode to my color, courtesy of the Pre-Fall 2011 collections:
All photos courtesy of style.com.
Monique’s dresses are oh-so-girly. Really nice shapes. And color, of course.
Proenza S. and Vera Wang also had hiccups from last season’s purple rein. Sounds good to me!
I’ll snoop around for more purple… after I study Contracts.
25th gift November 27, 2010Posted by thepurplehaze in Avventura, Runway Review, Thought Bubbles, UP Sigma Beta World.
Tags: arts, birthday, christmas, fashion, gifts, joy, life, party, santa claus
add a comment
It’s my birthday! Woot woot! I’m quarter of a century old and I feel fantastic. If I were to give myself a gift it would be:
It’s Paul and Joe’s magnificent body-conscious dress with cutesy prints and the RED RED RED jacket from their Spring 2011 collection. Red is my Achilles heel, and I bowl over anything that has a hint of this extravagant color.
Another ensemble I’d absolutely love to squeeze in would be:
The perfect Christmas party dress from Elie Saab (also Spring 2011). Drool drool drool drool…
A girl can dream, right?
No getting over this one November 6, 2010Posted by thepurplehaze in Avventura, Thought Bubbles, UP Sigma Beta World.
Tags: dance, friends, joy, life, music, party, soul
add a comment
Growing up and looking back makes you, apart from retrospective, feel a bit more smug. You ponder about decisions you’ve made in the past that either loom and hound you like a vulture, or those that you are utterly proud of and brimming with joy over. Before things get a little too melodramatic, there is THAT one thing I have always thought I had gotten over.
Before you dismiss me as an immature turd for still wanting to fit and squeeze into dark, humid and sweaty limited spaces to dance at this age — well, DON’T. While some enjoy the smell of new notebooks and stationery on first day of school, the whiff of gasoline as it gets pumped into your car, or the sound of you popping the life out of bubble wrap, some people – like me – get a high stepping into a club.
I don’t care if I don’t get to drink a drop of alcohol. I don’t care if the crowd is dope and juvenile. All I care about is the music, interior and overall vibe, and I’m ready to fly (like a G6??).
Have I not gotten over the College days of wanderlust, when every night IS a party night and when people didn’t seem to bother about busting a nerve or liver? I always say I have, and that “gimik” is passe for someone who’s about to turn 25, but the truth is, I secretly relive the fun times in my head.
I wouldn’t want to go out clubbing every freakin’ night at this point, but the occasional night out does wonders for my oft challenged self-esteem. In a club, with friends and good music, you never have to be anyone else but yourself – and that feels OH SO GOOD.
Travel IMOBY October 29, 2010Posted by thepurplehaze in 100% Pinoy, Avventura.
Tags: cebu, family, friends, holiday, life, local, love, pilipinas, pinoy, soul
It’s true! You barely (or never) think about traveling in your own backyard. I’ve lived three years of my life in one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines and it was my first time to visit its historic spots this sembreak.
Lid and I booked flights to Cebu way back in June, and used it for travel a couple of days ago. It. Was. Awesome. Cebu has so much history going on that its museums are filled to the brim! Too bad we couln’t take photos of the artifacts and exhibit pieces.
My good friend and Big Sis Jahjah actually took me for a joyride to the scenic and historic towns dotted south of Cebu two years ago (my first time then as well) – really really breathtaking (see my Flickr account for photos)! But there’s also a charm about seeing the City’s local spots through a tourist’s eye. The trip somehow brought everything in complete circle – dramatic much?
Here are some highlights:
Of course, there are still some old-new things in Cebu you’re used to coming home to:
I miss my other MIA friends too – high schools buddies like Anne and Khate (and everyone else in the Middle East and France). Sniff! Thank you, as usual, and see you guys soon!