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25 Hours Hotel One Central 2022 ♥️

Went to this place awhile back, have enjoyed touring the 25Hours Hotel located in One Central, Dubai United Arab Emirates.

It has an amazing nostalgic ambience with good music + vintage vibe. The lobby + restaurant was enticing from the decorations, arts, picture friendly environment, book selections and delicious food. The hotel also offers a working space area where you can stay and lounge.

I totally suggest to go upstairs to find more gems! I was able to get my hands on again to some OG stuff from typewriters, vinyls, cassette tapes, walkman, VCR and many more…

A recommended place if you want to reminisce the good old days!

Watch The Full Interior Here..

KEEP SMILING ☺️ XX

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Photos Of Today 92 ♥️

When I started photography I got into vibrant colours a lot, more than I should. I had my comfort zone of making my photographs as clear, real and natural as possible.

On my 92nd series of “Photos Of Today” images were taken from ‘Dubai Expo 2020’ and ‘Dubai Design Week 2021’ I’ve decided to make my curated selection into Black and White.

I’ve signed up to a new platform called “Glass Photo”— a photo sharing App and community for professional and amateur photographer alike. Just the kind of platform I know I belong!

Follow me and I shall follow thee: https://glass.photo/yohghurt

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Top Go To Museums in Manila

Luneta Park
Luneta Park

Despite being an introvert.
I do enjoy spontaneous adventures to picturesque views and discovering new places—often times re‑visiting museums.

I’ve missed those days!
Where I’d hop for a long-bus-rides in the afternoon, feeling the breeze, photo walks and indulging myself with art.

I had a fair share of exploration around Manila whilst I was there, learning Philippines history and culture is something I continue to educate myself. My country is rich with interesting history that is unknown to some. I feel privilege I was able to visit these noteworthy museums and galleries before I left. It has been quite a while since I was in Manila, I haven’t had the chance to go back specially with the current situation. Hence, I went back to some of my images from way way back to reminisce some of great memories I had.

Manila is currently under MECQ (Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine) although it’s a bit of a shame how this pandemic affected everyone. However Once the lockdown has been lifted and these places are ready to accept visitors I encourage my fellow-filipinos and foreign readers to see some of these historical sights.


Here are some of my favourites xx

Intramuros Manila

Intramuros Manila
Intramuros Manila

Intramuros is a general area but within the historical site there are so many places to visit! A day wouldnt be enough to explore.

Visiting this place makes it extra exciting as it will bring you to a different experience, it has preserved areas for the public to see from the aftermath of Spaniards and Japanese colonization.

The whole area has the old heritage vibe! From the Kalesas, vintage homes, little museums, war apparatuses, old walls etc..

Entrance Fee: FREE but if you will entire ‘Fort Santiago’ it will be– 75 Pesos

View The Full Gallery Here

Bahay Nakpil‑Bautista ‑ Tahanan Ng Mga Katipunero

 Bahay Nakpil Bautista   Tahanan Ng Mga Katipunero
Bahay Nakpil Bautista Tahanan Ng Mga Katipunero

This became one of my favorites during my Manila exploration. Located in the middle of a dodgy area in Quiapo yet truly admired the history and controversies within.

The owner’s effort preserving this place was remarkable, It has so many fond memories since Spanish colonization and how the Katipuneros hid and stayed in this little humble abode.

Entrance Fee: 80 Pesos

View The Full Gallery Here

San Agustin Museum

San Agustin Museum
San Agustin Museum

Hogwarts vibing right there!

Growing up from a strict Catholic/Christian household this museum brings back memories. Such a tranquil place to visit and interesting to learn the background history of the founders, controversies, secret passages, and how Catholism was force‑fed to the Filipinos.

Worth visiting!
“San Agustin Church” is the oldest stone church in the Philippines and has became one of the ‘World Heritage Sites’.

Entrance Fee: 200 Pesos

View The Full Gallery Here

National Museum of Natural History (Manila)

National Museum of Natural History (Manila)
National Museum of Natural History (Manila)

Was blown away when I came here!
There wasn’t much of exhibits back then as it was opened around in 2018 however the contemporary architecture was superb.

Probably this sets apart from the other National Museum’s in Manila obviously it has the modern / minimal interior design in it.

Entrance Fee: FREE

View The Full Gallery Here (The Images were a bit mixed as I didn’t make a stand alone post)

Casa Manila

Casa Manila
Casa Manila

This is definitely a recommended museum to visit inside the confines of Intramuros. Taking a photo was strictly prohibited but the glorious artifacts of fancy schmancy lifestyle during the Spanish era was ground‑breaking.

You wouldn’t even want to take a photo but savoring the preserved vintage furnitures, jewelries, decors, clothings, and so much more.. All pieces were from the high‑end Filipino and Spanish households. The interior of the ‘Casa’ was very elegant I felt like in a mansion, you will be walking on a red carpet!

Entrance Fee: 75 Pesos

View The Full Gallery Here

Pinto Art Museum

Pinto Art Museum
Pinto Art Museum

Perhaps not in Manila but wanted to include this specific, located in Antipolo.

I cannot remember how many times I’ve visited. I totally recommend 👍🏼 2 hectares museum for classical, tribal and contemporary arts.

You will enjoy the oil canvasses! Also the outdoor beds ❤️ Will visit again when Im back for sure!

Entrance Fee: 250 Pesos

View The Full Gallery Here – Part 1 | Part 2

I will continue to update this post once I find new places when I’m finally back in the Philippines

KEEP SMILING 🙂 XX