Abigail Javellana


Survival Guide to the Manila Community Quarantine: (Online Grocery, Drugstore, Pet Needs…)

It’s our second day of Community Quarantine here and Manila, and practicing social distancing is one of the most important steps to staying healthy, and to minimalize that risk why not order on your online groceries so you won’t have to rely entirely on food delivery apps and cook at home.

Here’s a list of shops that’ll ease a bit of your mind while we get through the coronavirus outbreak…

Note however, there might be delays on your delivery due to due to a high volume of orders

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Beep! Beep! Raise your Glasses to the Jeepney Wine Tour Experience! (Photo Essay)

Jeepney Wine Tour by AWC Philippines, Inc. is a bar-hopping experience where wine-loving folks can enjoy their favorite bottle from different parts of the globe, where the mood is light, casual and friendly. Now on its third run, this year’s JWT participants will have the chance to discover wines from the USA, Spain, Argentina and France.

Wine lovers, get ready as there will be free-flowing wine as we hop around four different restos & bars in BGC while riding traditional jeepneys.

Jeepney Wine Tour
Email:  [email protected]
Tel:  (02) 8-8171417
Facebook: AWCPH
Ticket Price: Php 3500 (Reserve slot in advance)

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The Sunnies World Megamall Experience

So lately, my glasses’ nosepiece broke, so I decided it was time to finally get a new one after months of delay. I heard of Sunnies’ newest store offering a new prescription service that gets your glasses done in just 19-minutes or less! Not to mention, a cute hangout spot to get very reasonably priced coffee and shakes while you wait.


#SUNNIESWORLD is the lifestyle brand’s newest concept that offers all your favorite products in one place. Here you can find Sunnies sunglasses, prescription eyewear, makeup and even coffee.

Here’s a photo essay of my experience…

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#Restaurants, Food

MOS BURGER: Japan’s MOSt Awesome Burger Chain Opens in Manila! (What To Order)

MOS has a burger perfect for our rice loving country…

MOS Burger is a popular homegrown Japanese burger chain famed for its unique burgers. It is Japan’s second largest fast food franchise, just behind McDonald’s. Their menu is not like that of your typical standard fast food chain with hamburgers, fries and hot dogs. Instead of having a bun made of bread, you find one made of Japanese rice—the perfect synergy of East and West!

While most of us might assume that it’s a burger joint owned by Mo’s, it’s actually an acronym for “Mountain, Ocean and Sun,” meaning as tall as the mountain, with a heart as big as the ocean and an undying passion like the sun. It currently has over 1,700 locations throughout Asia, Australia and you can find the first Philippine branch at Robinsons Galleria.

Here’s what we loved at MOS…

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#Travel, Japan

SAGA, JAPAN: Awesome Itinerary

Why visit Saga? Just a 13-minute train ride away from Fukuoka, this small prefecture on the beautiful island of Kyushu is rich in nature and nestled between both sea and mountains. It offers a wide range of experiences from gourmet dining, deep cultural history, plenty of natural landscapes, globally famous potteries, hot springs and colorful festivals to name a few!

Here are a few reasons why you should visit Saga Prefecture…

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#Hotels, #Philippines

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo: Where to Stay in Iloilo!

The Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, located just a stone’s throw away from Festive Walk shopping hub and right next door to the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), making it ideal for business travelers, vacation goers,  and participants of MICE events. Plus, the wedding of my cousin was in ICC, so it was the perfect hotel for my family to stay in during the preparations.

If you’re looking to enjoy upscale accommodation and world-class hospitality during your visit to Iloilo, checkout my staycation in Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo…


Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City 5000 Philippines
Telephone: +63 33 330 7600
Facebook: Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo
Instagram: @courtyardbymarriottiloilo

Check out low Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Travel, Japan

SAGA, Japan: What and Where to Eat in Saga

When you think of Saga, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Yup, Saga Beef!!!

Saga is known for one of the most high-quality beef varieties in Japan, alongside Matsusaka and Kobe beef. Imagine a cow that never experienced stress throughout its lifetime, that has a BMS of 7 and above—the only kind that can pass as genuine Saga Beef. Have a taste of marbled perfection, buttery melt-in-your-mouth texture and, sweet beefy richness that can only come from one of Japan’s best Wagyu beef brands.

If you want to know more about Saga’s local specialties, here’s a list of our recommended dishes you must try on your trip…

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New Year's Eve Party in Manila

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Manila Countdown to 2020!

The city of Manila is gearing up to ring in New Year’s Eve 2020! If you love to eat good food, spend staycations with the family or are more into the club scene here’s a list of New Year Eve’s parties and packages happening around the Metro…

Our party-planning guide won’t be complete without a dazzling display of fireworks, fantastic feasts, and music to usher partygoers into the New Year.

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The Citic Hotel Boracay Experience

If you need a vacation, how about a stay in one of Boracay’s fabulous resorts? There are so many resorts to choose from all over the island, but CITIC HOTEL BORACAY might just tick all of your boxes. Location at Station 1? Check. Premier rooms with direct connection to the pool? Check. Massive outdoor pools complete with inflatable floats? Check. Delicious food and cocktails? Check.

Citic Hotel, sitting along Boracay’s quiet Station 1 with 339 spacious and creative rooms, features 4 spacious dining facilities that serve both local and international cuisines.  The hotel is accessible from the main road and less than a 3-minute walk to the famed white-sand beaches that have constantly won Boracay the title of the world’s best island.

Here’s a photo essay of our staycation at Citic Hotel Boracay…

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