Monday, December 23, 2013


The final leg of our excursion took us to Museo Orlina. We were lucky. Only a week old, it wasn't crowded, and we were afforded the rare privilege of being given a tour of the museum by Maestro Ramon himself.

A rare cobalt blue piece

Tired and close

Didn't know there is also Orlina jewellery

One of 3 pieces that I truly liked

This is my absolute favorite. From a private collection

An Ana Pamintuan piece. Surprisingly comfortable

The Maestro showing the kid in him; and his Beetle collection


The basement and first level spaces are devoted to a gallery that features the works of other artists, and the premier exhibit will benefit Typhoon Yolanda beneficiaries. 

Parked in the museum are Maestro Ramon's two unique cars: a Beetle customized by BenCab as part of his signature Sabel series, and a Volvo painted in the style of Piet Mondrian.

Also in the museum is an interactive giant TV that lets one explore everything Orlina: history, awards, body of work, and even videos of how 10 Orlinas were stolen.

On the upper floors are the works of the Maestro, with pieces culled from his workshop and private collections. I fell in love with three, two of which are part of private collections, and one being way out of my disposable income.

Among the features of the Museo is an amphitheater that will be open to shows of local and outside artists. Can't wait for the first performance.  

MuseOrlina is another Tagaytay destination one must visit.


We had such fun doing this! 

Luna and her cameo

Lito Perez helping Grace Soong for her closeup

A Portrait of Dorian Gemora

This is the most pensive I've ever seen Freddie  
Adorning the stairway with conch shells is still done up to now  

Lito used old and new for our table ware 

This steamed vegetable dish (with ripe mango) was such a treat 
This is an heirloom recipe from Mike Santos' grandmother

Adobo is commonplace but when cooked with turmeric, assumes a new flavor

The remains of the pig

Chocolate e(speso) and Taal suman

Organic banana chips top a gatas kalabaw ice cream and buko pandan confection 

Happy diners all!

The smaller of the two dining rooms of Villa Tortuga 

I really like this display of old sari-sari store jars and ice shaver

Not so old goblets, but still adds a whimsical touch to the table


The window of the studio

Villa Tortuga, entero

This is the ruins of an old house, now used as a garage

I haven't seen solihiya making in a long time. This lady
said it will take her 5 days to cane this bed

Yep. That's an Andy Warhol. In a Philippine antique shop

Grace doing her best Linda Blair in prison impression

Can someone explain why this style of furniture is called Ambassador Chairs? 

Sunka. I miss Lola Tasya.

A dress once worn by Marcela Agoncillo

Kitchen implements of yore

Asan si Adan?

Row upon row of old houses


This guy is not into hats.

No really, he isn't

Nope, they're not self-absorbed


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