For Sherilyn, Asia is home. Born in Hong Kong, Sherilyn grew up in the Philippines, worked for a while in Xiamen, China, and now lives in Japan. She speaks English, Filipino, Chinese (or putonghua), and Hokkien, her family's local dialect. As a certified foodie, Japan is a haven. Her favorite Japanese comfort food is a steaming bowl of ramen (which she once had twice in a day!). She received her Master of Arts Degree in Applied Social Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines as a recipient of the SYLFF Fellowship and is an environmental psychologist. At heart, she is a teacher, and she believes that the best lessons are lived and taught by example. She practices yoga and finds that it helps keep her grounded, balanced and mindful. She is mom to two wee ones, ages almost three and eight months. She blogs at becomingsherilyn.wordpress.com.