About Me

#ootd from last week's event @ted_baker #vscocam #prgirl #killeverygram #igersdubai


I’m a Digital Marketing Executive in a PR company called TishTash.


  • I started this blog because I love taking photos and thought it will be a waste not to share and write something about it
  • My partner is obsessed with food. He is actually the real foodie and the one who introduced me to Indian food which is now one of my all time favourite food ever!
  • I used to be a rockstar (just kidding) I am a music lover – I grew up with a musically inclined environment
  • One of my dream is to see the biggest Music Festivals in UK and travel around Europe I already did!
  • I wanted to study arts but ended up in a Computer study field (which I am so glad)
  • I can speak three languages (English, Tagalog and Bisaya)
  • If I were in a death row my last meal request would be a Lasagna (updated 15/01/15) Texas Roadhouse Steak with mashed and gravy!



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  • Reply Shaira the Fargazer

    Keep it up, Myla! Your blog looks very pretty. And interesting! 🙂

    March 13, 2013 at 9:49 am
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Aww thank you! Yours too. I got to stumble on it while looking for boracay budget tips. Just what I needed to know as we are planning to visit this September and my first time ever 🙂

      March 13, 2013 at 9:54 am
      • Reply Shaira the Fargazer

        No worries, then. September is off-peak and in my opinion, a much better time to go to Boracay. Have fun! Hope my post helped you to some extent 🙂

        April 9, 2013 at 6:19 am
  • Reply Angie

    Interesting blog! Thanks for dropping by mine. Keep the posts coming. 🙂

    March 23, 2013 at 9:14 am
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Thank you 🙂 You have a nice blog too!

      March 23, 2013 at 9:24 am
      • Reply Angie

        My pleasure! Thanks as well.

        March 23, 2013 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Liberty B

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Yo have a great one here. And I find your pug soo cute. He looks so cuddly!

    March 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Thank you so much for dropping by. 🙂

      March 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm
  • Reply Gail Monique Mallo

    hello there! was going through the expat blog directory and stumbled my way here! 😀 keep them dubai stories coming! hello from fellow filipino expat in abu dhabi. 😀

    April 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Hey Monique! I guess we have some common eh? We almost have the same website layoutand I’m a social media fanatic. I think your job is pretty amazing. Hope to visit Abu Dhabi soon 🙂

      April 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm
      • Reply Gail Monique Mallo

        Yeah I noticed too! That’s why I’m changing the link colors because it’s almost the same! =D Mint green is my fave color next to turquoise so turquoise it is. =D

        Yes, come visit! Just make sure it’s safe to travel because o the erratic weather we’ve been having lately.

        April 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply ERB

    Hello Myla. Thanks for checking out my blog. I have never been to the UAE, but it must be quite an incredible experience.

    April 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      You’re welcome. Your blog is interesting! Keep the post coming 🙂

      April 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Gail Monique Mallo

    Thanks! 🙂 I just started and I will 😀
    P.S. They rejected me over at expat-blogs because it’s supposedly “too young” lol. Must keep writing!

    April 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply tensanz2000

    Thanks for dropping in to my blog, Myla…. You have a great blog going…. 🙂 All the best…. And keep it up…

    April 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Thanks! You have an interesting blog as well. 🙂

      April 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply BlondeBrunetteTravellondeBrunetteTravel

    Thanks for stopping by our blog! We had fun in Dubai but I find it hard to imagine living there – don’t do well in heat! How does your pug feel about the heat?

    April 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      My pleasure. You guys are inspiring! Glad to have stumbled on your blog. I really enjoyed reading your adventures. It’s quite hard living here during summer but you will get use to it eventually – esp I came from a tropical country. It’s not so hard to adjust. Well, my pug is so lazy so we just walk him to do his toilet and back quickly. 🙂

      April 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply jillsteinke

    Hello! Nice pics from around Dubai! It looks like you are doing so much more with the city than a lot of people do living here! Thanks for stopping by underweardiaries! Aloha! j

    April 18, 2013 at 8:47 am
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Hi there! Thanks too. I just love Dubai and I love photography – so one thing I can do is to share my adventures to the world. Your blog is interesting too! Keep the posts coming.. 🙂

      April 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply thepinaslocalscene

    Oi! A blogger from Dubai. ^_^ Haha, I have a friend who has a Filipino Resto there in Karama-, in case you’re missing pinoy food. Haha. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Keep on posting!

    April 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Oi Kabayan! 🙂 Nice photos from Boracay. I’m excited to visit this September. Really? I live just across the building of your friends resto but haven’t heard of it. 🙁 Will make sure to try soon. Thanks for dropping by also!

      April 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Nigel Pinto

    Hi Myla, lovely blog. very clean design 😉
    Keep it up !!

    May 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Thanks Nigel! Appreciate it 😉

      May 16, 2013 at 7:45 pm
    • Reply Alvin

      You look familiar, do you work for EK

      June 28, 2016 at 11:11 am
      • Reply Myla Laurel

        Hi Alvin – what’s EK? 🙂

        June 30, 2016 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply booniblog

    Hi Myla – we’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! 🙂

    May 20, 2013 at 9:21 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Hey Booniblog! Wow thank you for the recognition I really appreciate it 🙂

      May 21, 2013 at 11:09 am
      • Reply booniblog

        We have no problem giving recognition to the bloggers we love! Keep up the awesome reviews 🙂

        May 21, 2013 at 11:10 am
  • Reply boreddyingdead

    thanks sa follow My!!haha dli pakai ko kabalo..hehe..

    May 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Nice man cya Jon! Maayo nag blog ka kay cge lang ka suroy2 hehe

      May 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm
      • Reply boreddyingdead

        hehehe..d naman gud ko nahan sa fb mai..mao nag blog nlng ko..hehe

        May 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply maryoconnor12

    Thanks, Myla, for visiting and liking my blog and, by so doing, introducing me to yours. I enjoyed what I saw and hope you keep posting…I know I will be back!

    June 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      It’s nice to have stumbled in to yours. You got an inspiring blog! Thanks for your lovely comment. 🙂

      June 4, 2013 at 9:11 am
  • Reply S.W. May

    I’m considering teaching English as a foreign language in Dubai. What advice do you have?

    June 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply Konrad Poprawa

    This blog has just blown me away would love to do the same as you !!!! Great crisp layout. Love it !

    July 4, 2013 at 5:02 am
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Hey thanks Konrad! Glad you like it 😉

      July 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply aysabaw

    Hello….Batang Karama ka ba o Batang Bur Dubai?

    ahehe…baka kapitbahay lang kita hihihih at nakakasalubong sa karama…

    kaway! 🙂

    July 18, 2013 at 11:11 am
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Oi, batang Karama ako. Karama is my playground. Hehe 🙂

      July 18, 2013 at 11:18 am
      • Reply aysabaw

        tahaha…ako naman batang Bur Dubai, pero palaboy ng Karama din….

        July 20, 2013 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Bebekoh

    hey myla. Musta? Love your pictures of Dubai. Been to Dubai twice, yet I still haven’t explored it fully. Neighbor country lang (Oman). Hope to visit Dubai again. And when I do, I hope to meet you there. BTW, great blog! 🙂

    July 21, 2013 at 10:58 am
  • Reply kattrinna

    Hi Myla! Thanks for dropping by my blog! I’ve yet to browse to the rest of the posts here, but looking through it makes me reminisce my past. 🙂 Oh and the variety of food and its authentic taste (even if it might be “foreign”.

    August 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    • Reply findmeabreak

      Hello Katrina! It’s good to know that you appreciate different cuisines. True! there’s so much things to try yet so little time 🙂 I so love Dubai for that! Thanks

      August 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply buildingmybento

    Salamat for liking my post about date shakes, Myla! Since you’re in Dubai, have you come across them?

    When I think of food in the Philippines (and Filipino food), spicy is the last word that comes to mind. Condensed milk on the other hand… can you recommend hot dishes?

    August 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm
  • Reply Jen @The Haute Mommy Handbook

    To thank you for liking, commenting, and/or following The Haute Mommy Handbook, I am nominating you for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award! Please click the link below for the rules of acceptance.

    Thank you!

    December 6, 2013 at 3:41 am
  • Reply House of Vegan

    Thank you for following, I have returned the favour.
    I adore puggies too!! xx

    January 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Balot

    Hello, fellow Cebuana. I truly enjoyed reading your blog and I am bookmarking it. I’m new to Dubai so this is all very helpful. I’ll try to check out the places that you have written about here. Keep it going. 🙂

    July 7, 2014 at 8:10 am
    • Reply Myla Laurel

      Hi! Thank you fellow Cebuana 🙂 Nice to see you on board!

      July 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm

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