New Cafe Alert: Hokkie Coffee

ALSO READ:VILLA RECOMMENDATION IN BALI, INDONESIA: VILLA KORU Three things: (1) It’s 2020 and I vowed to try more coffee shops and restaurants in Manila, (2) I miss my favorite country Indonesia, and (3) I have to finish some task for my teaching job. As I was searching for a new place in town to … Read more

Hang Out at Pages Cafe, Caloocan City

Caloocan City might not be one’s usual destination in Metro Manila, but let me tell you a secret: there is a newly-opened coffee shop here which can definitely make both your brains and tummies happy! Presenting: Pages and Lattes along EDSA Caloocan! 🙂 ALSO READ: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO 64 INSTAGRAM-WORTHY PLACES IN METRO MANILA, … Read more

A Trip to Pasig City Museum

(Pasig City Museum is just one of the historical museums in Manila and it’s definitely worth checking out!) Whenever I have some free time from my full-time job, like the weekends and public holidays, if I’m not spending it in another town or another country, I’ll be spending it exploring museums in Manila or nearby … Read more


Food will always be a significant part of every trip I make, and whenever I’m not traveling elsewhere, I would still try to keep a “Manila Food Diaries” photo journal to keep track of the restaurants I ate, the people I was with, and what to recommend to friends and family later. Where’s Sherlyn? blog … Read more


These photos were taken by a Samsung S6 phone back in July 2015. Whenever I’m not traveling, I always make it a point to try take photos of anything interesting I’ll see around Manila, my home city. Looking back and assessing my photography skills, I feel like I’ve learned so much over the years and … Read more


In my previous solo photo walk around Manila two days before this solo photo walk, I may have overcommitted to do it on a daily basis (and that’s very usual of me, but oh well). We know for a fact that it is totally not safe to go outside very often because of the pandemic, … Read more


Are you a Muslim traveler looking for halal-friendly hotels in Manila? Having a lot of foreign and local Muslim friends who traveled to Manila and found it hard to look for halal-friendly hotels around, I felt the need to help them and everyone in the community. With that, I compiled this list of 5 halal-friendly … Read more

6 Instagram-Worthy Hostels in Manila, Philippines

(Please note that this is a sponsored article, so therefore ALL Instagram-worthy hostels in Manila listed here are included as a result of a collab.) The Philippines has become one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Asia, primarily because of its natural wonders such as beaches, mountains, and waterfalls. Major cities in the Philippines … Read more

Flying Around Southeast Asia: Direct Flights From Brunei Darussalam

Direct flights to Southeast Asia may have been limited before, but more routes have been opening to so many destinations connecting the East and the West every now and then. Flights to Brunei Darussalam, for instance, are increasing, hence Bruneians and other travelers have more options on where to go next. Brunei has direct flights … Read more

Late Lunch at Lola Cafe S Maison

(This is a non-sponsored honest review of Lola Cafe S Maison completely based on my paid dining in experience.) ALSO READ:A COMPLETE GUIDE TO 33 HALAL RESTAURANTS IN METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES Whenever I don’t travel, I am always on the hunt for restaurants that I can try in Manila. As someone who always wants to … Read more

A Complete Guide to 33 Halal Restaurants in Metro Manila, Philippines

The Philippines has a significant number of Muslim population, however I know for a fact that my Filipino Muslim friends and colleagues are always finding it hard to find halal restaurants in Manila, Philippines. Moreover, I know several Muslim friends who are discouraged to visit Manila because halal restaurants are not so common here, and … Read more