First Wedding Photography

     Tried doing a wedding portraiture of my friend Jamie and her Husband John, please do take note that I am not a professional photographer, there were lots of unnecessary elements in the photo but I did my best to capture the rawness of the happiest moment of our lovely couple.
     They are one of those childhood sweetheart who married each other. It's very hard to keep the love burning so I salute these love birds who is still day by day growing in each others arms and with the promise they made with God "'till death do us part''.
Camera used : Fujifilm X-a2

Shops to visit in Manila to purchase Home Decors

      Home is a Sanctuary where can an individual breath and rejuvenate from the long working hours and hustling daily routines, it is also a place where the Family could get together on a weekend morning and do their bonding rituals. During rainy days it is also the best time to stay at home and idle while enjoying your hot brewed coffee and just stare outside your windowpane.
     The house's characteristics shows the personality and status of it's owner, from the wooden cabinets, color of the couches, plants and flower accents, Mandala carpet settling in the living room and candle holders on top of the coffee tables. If you are also in the phase of creating your own personal space you have to know where to get the right and budget friendly items. I have explored Manila and documented some shops you could visit and source out items from your project home décor check list and one by one hopefully you could cross it out.
Location :  N Domingo St., Valencia, Quezon City, 1112 Metro Manila , Philippines
Contact No: (02) 415 6341
Operation Hours : Weekdays 08:00am - 06:00pm
                              Weekends : Closed


Location : 3rd Level of Abenson, beside The Ascott Residence corner of 28th street and 4th avenue     Bonifacio Global City , Taguig

Contact no.: (02) 887 5247

C R A T E & B A R R E L

Location: SM Makati , Courtyard Drive , Makati NCR
Contact no.: (02) 834 2780
Operation Hours : Daily 10:00am - 10:00pm

"Be patient and don't try to put your home together too quickly"
~Brianna Covan

Vinyl Report: Interpol - El Pintor

     My second Vinyl record album to review is Interpol's - El Pintor (the Painter)., it is their fifth released studio album under Matador Records last 2014. Band is well known for their Mellow rock structured Intros to heart beat raising bridges style, so far with all of their albums this is their peak. El Pintor is also the band's first album without their bassist Carlos Dengler who departed last 2010 after the release of their fourth album "Interpol".

      Personally my favorite among the title tracks included in the album is their song " All the Rage back Home". It starts off with the soothing vocals of Paul Banks which is like when you are listening through your earphones he is like actually whispering to you. Song is about how a man struggles dealing with the chaotic and violent nature of our world. I also love how the song slowly build up it's pressure and drop it again on their second verse, you have to give this album a try and surely you will be shook.    
1."All the Rage Back Home"
2."My Desire"
4."Same Town, New Story"
5."My Blue Supreme"
6."Everything Is Wrong"
7."Breaker 1"
8."Ancient Ways"
9."Tidal Wave"
10."Twice as Hard"

Tagaytay Art Scene : Museo Orlina

     I am already aware of the name Mr. Ramon Orlina and his art works , I mean who wouldn't? he is a multi-awarded glass sculptor whose reputation is extended to the art scene all through out the world, but my first personal interaction with his art work was at the Art Philippines 2017 last February and on spot I was astounded by the gleaming emerald curved glasses and unique shapes. Hooked I was like a fish in a net , I searched further regarding his works and stumbled on an information about MuseOrlina located at Tagaytay. The place is very near from where I live in the South. No hesitations and I went to check out the Museum alone. The Museum's design and structure is very modernize, consisting of three floors and a roofdeck (each floors is named after Mr. Orlina's three daughter and son). Upon entering the premises their attendant will let you watch a short introductory video about the artist, his early artworks also rules and regulations while inside the facility.  

      You will also get a great view of the Taal volcano and lake from the Museum.

     Since Mr. Orlina accomplished his architectural degree at University of Santo Thomas in Manila it became the foundation of his artworks, you  will see a lot of mixed medias being displayed in the Museum. Mix of glasses and Metals or woods.

He also makes Jewelries

My favorite the Butt chairs

     Museum doesn't only showcase Mr. Orlina's artworks, they also present artworks of young aspiring talents from different Universities, This is a very big help for our youngsters who would love to pursue a path in Artistry, here are some of the artworks of our millennial.

      I personally love the outdoor structure garden section, perfect spot in the vicinity for an afternoon chill plus the weather in Tagaytay major Awesome! Garden has a small amphitheater  where they held Art Beat an event that showcase art and music . Local bands were invited to perform for the said event, too bad I wasn't able to attend it tickets were sold out in a whiplash. 

  For further details here are some information before visiting the Museum.

General Fee: Php100.00
Students/Senior citizen with valid ID: Php 80.00

Operating hours
10:00am to 06:00pm (during Tuesdays - Sunday)
Closed on Monday, Christmas and New Year's Day

Do note of the following important matters
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the premises
  • Still Photography is permitted for Personal use
  • No Flash Photography
  • Tripods are also not allowed
  • No Photos or Videos may be reproduced ,distributed or sold without the permission from the Museum.  
  • Pets are not allowed in the Museum
  • Outside food and drinks are prohibited in the Museum, Food and Drinks are only permitted in their café and may not be carried into the gallery and other areas.

Contact Details
Hollywood Subdivision Road, Brgy. Tolentino East, Tagaytay City

(046) 413.2581
Mobile: 0906.434.0862
MANILA OFFICE: Orlina Atelier

How to get there

Public Transportation
  • Go to provincial us terminal at Buendia and Coastal Road Parañque.
  • Take the Buses with signage's going to Tagaytay or Nasugbu, they have air-conditioned  buses and ordinary buses.
  • Travel time would take around 3 - 4 hours from Manila.
  • Alight at the Tagaytay town proper rotunda from there you can get a tricycle for Php50.00 going to Hollywood Subdivision.
  • though some of the tricycle drivers will drop you off at the entrance of the subdivision  and you have to walk down to the Museum, you have to be extra careful the road is very steep.

Private Car
  • Get to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
  • Get off the Slex at the Santa Rosa Exit
  • After the toll turn right then proceed until you reach the Tagaytay city marketplace
  •  From the Market place drive going to Tagaytay Econo Hotel, Hollywood Subdivision where the Museum is located  is just beside the Hotel
  •  Drive safely while entering the subdivision since the road is very steep
  • If you are planning to visit on a weekend I suggest to go there via public transportation since there's a difficult parking space and weekend is the busiest.
~Feast your eyes with endless creations~

First Wedding Photography

      Tried doing a wedding portraiture of my friend Jamie and her Husband John, please do take note that I am not a professional photogra...