Manila, Roberts Road   1984 to 1986

Pacita moved to her new studio/home on Roberts Road and was delighted with the large garden, big veranda and spacious interior, including a large space for her studio. It was also very convenient for Jack, as it was literally located right next to the Asian Development Bank, where he worked. That also meant that many of their friends would just drop by after work and if Pacita was painting she just told them to make themselves at home. However, nobody was ever allowed to enter her studio when she was painting.

This was a home meant for entertaining and Pacita turned it into a gallery coffee shop with her work displayed on all the walls. It was also convenient for her family to drop by, especially her mother, who came by for breakfast every Thursday morning after church.