About Me


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!




    • 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 🙂

      • 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 🙂

  1. Gail Monique Mallo says

    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. 😀

    • 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 🙂

      • Gail Monique Mallo says

        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 ohttps://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/?notes_iframe#f the erratic weather we’ve been having lately.

  2. ERB says

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

  3. Gail Monique Mallo says

    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!

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

    • 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. 🙂

  5. 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

    • 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.. 🙂

    • 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!

  6. 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!

  7. Konrad Poprawa says

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

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

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

    kaway! 🙂

  9. 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! 🙂

  10. 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”.

    • 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

  11. 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?

  12. Balot says

    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. 🙂

    • Myla Laurel says

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

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