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My Yellow Bells is a blog about the life and adventures of a Filipino family in Dubai and beyond.

It aims to share experiences and give honest opinions about


Hey there! If you've stumbled upon this, odds are you're either in Dubai, gearing up for a visit, or perhaps you're a local or an expat searching for a fresh restaurant or cozy hotel. Maybe you're just daydreaming about your upcoming Dubai escapade. Take a peek at the pages of My Yellow Bells – we're crossing our fingers that it sparks some inspiration for your next culinary or travel journey. Happy exploring!
My Yellow Bells Beginnings

In December 2002, I landed in Dubai, and it wasn't until August 2009 that I began pouring my thoughts into a blog. Those initial seven years were nothing short of incredible—reuniting with my family, landing a job with a decent salary, falling in love and getting married, welcoming our first baby, and exploring every nook of the UAE together. Life couldn't have been better. However, as any expat knows, routine can seep in, making everything feel a bit too repetitive. Before I knew it, that monotony started taking a toll on me, plunging me into a sense of despondency. That's when the urge to break free took over, giving birth to My Yellow Bells. Through my writings, I unload my thoughts and emotions, finding solace in the act of putting pen to paper—or rather, fingers to keyboard. 

Fast forward 9+ years...

Well, My Yellow Bells is still standing strong, and I'm right here in the UAE with my wonderful family. Now proudly wearing the hat of a full-fledged blogger and a mom of not one, but two three kiddos. If you scroll through, you'll find over 600 posts capturing the moments of my life.

Juggling between being a full-time employee, a mom, a wife, and even a pet owner, I blog whenever a free moment presents itself, all in an attempt to strike that elusive balance.

My Yellow Bells has become my go-to sanctuary—a constant outlet where I let my thoughts and stories flow, especially about the family life I hold dear. It's amazing how this blog has flourished beyond my expectations. Along the way, I've connected with wonderful souls online who've evolved into real, long-time friends in my everyday life. My Yellow Bells has opened doors I never imagined, and I'm genuinely thankful for the journey.

She blogs during her free time and works 5 days a week, is an ex-pat for 20 years now, a mother of two three kids, and a loving and happy wife. 

This is her squad and you will often see them here. There's a new addition to the family, meet her here.

Why My Yellow Bells?

A Yellow Bell isn't just a flower; it's a cherished memory, a connection to my dad. This beautiful bloom holds a special place in my heart because it was his absolute favorite, and that's why I named this blog after it. Whenever I see a Yellow Bell, I'm instantly transported to thoughts of him—his kindness, his love, and the warmth of our shared moments.

In my dad's hands, the Yellow Bell flower wasn't just a plant; it was the allamanda vine, a leafy beauty that he skillfully fashioned into an arch gate for our humble home back in the Philippines. This was a common tradition in our province, and I can vividly recall hovering around him as he worked on it. I'd watch with fascination as he fixed the fence, turning something ordinary into a symbol of love and craftsmanship. Those were the precious moments that made our home feel extra special.

It was a simple yet happy day. A beautiful memory.

Thanks a bunch for dropping by My Yellow Bells! I genuinely hope you swing by again real soon. Don't hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments – it's our way of knowing you stopped by. We'd be thrilled to check out your blog or engage in a chat. Believe it or not, it's your presence that breathes life into this blog and keeps it thriving online. You're the heartbeat that keeps it pulsing. Until next time!

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