The Great British Festival at BGC (Late Post)



This event was held LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST MONTH PA #CAPSLOCKPARAINTENSE, February at Bonifacio Global City High Street pero I still want to blog it since it was one of the best events I’ve ever had. Not just because of FREE foods but everything! Yes namern! 

Anyway, British Festival was a three-day event (Feb. 24-26). This is also the British Embassy Manila’s annual event. The event was mainly composed with street artists, art workshops, car displays, British fashion and foods.IMG_9460(1)IMG_9458(1)Yah! I’m really bad taking these photos, not in a right angle. HUHUHUIMG_9457(1)I love this British Got Talent booth! I was supposed to audition na eh but I think it’s not the right time. Charaught! Hahaha. There was a cutie guy na contestant daw ng BGT na nandoon sa may booth but I haven’t given a chance to take a picture with him kasi I’m shy and I don’t know him rin kasi. IMG_9443(1)Look how cute these miniatures of United Kingdom landmarks that were set in the venue! You don’t need to travel to UK for a photo with the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace or travel to the magical world of Harry Potter to see Platform 9 3/4. Hahaha!IMG_9480IMG_9446(1)IMG_9456(1)IMG_9444(1)#TitasOfManila #LolasOfManila #PabebesOfThePhilippines


I’m with my britishh friend Kat, she tagged me on a post regarding this event and we never thought that were able to go since we have school stuff that time and lot of things to do pero OMG!! This time, natuloy. WOOOOH!

P.S. Walang pictures sa booth ng mga food kasi sobrang saya namin sa free foods actually lahat ng nasa shopping bags namin puro foods talaga. Hahaha

For further events or updates, kindly follow these accounts of British Embassy here in the Philippines.

Facebook: British Embassy Manila

Instagram: @ukinthephilippines



Miniso Opens at Glorietta

Are you looking for a one-stop shop? Where you can buy affordable products including, health and beauty products, fashion accessories, office supplies, home necessities and many more. MINISO is the perfect shop to go!

Last last Friday, March 17 Miniso had its grand opening at Glorietta 2. It is already their 15th store here in the Philippines. Super late upload na since I need to finish some school papers and my laptop got minor problems.  Anyway, everything is fine naman na. Thank god! Okay, back to the blog. 

Miniso ensures that all of their products are high-quality, creative in design, and affordable for all. Over 80% of the brand’s product designs originated from Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and other countries.


Established in Tokyo, MINISO, the Japanese fast fashion designer brand, was jointly founded by Miyake Junya, the chief designer of MINISO, and Ye Guofu, the Chinese young entrepreneur. MINISO advocates fashionable and relaxed lifestyle and directs a superior products consumption pattern.


The MINISO’s executives, general Manager of Glorietta, Gabbie Garcia and Rocco Nacino were among the attendees.

IMG_8454-1Miniso has been expanding globally,  it opened more than 1,800 stores around the world. Currently, MINISO has signed strategic cooperation agreements with more than 40 countries and regions, including the U.S., Canada, Russia, Singapore, Dubai, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong (China), and Macao (China).

IMG_8460-1IMG_8457-1IMG_8491-1Miniso is like a combination of Uniqlo, MUJI & Daiso. All our favorite shops combined into one. You’ll surely love it.

Here are some of their productsIMG_8466IMG_8469-1IMG_8467These hats are perfect for this summer!

IMG_8487IMG_8483IMG_8485I like their nude colored bags

IMG_8480-1They also offers eyeliners with different tips (ends), lip liners and other make up products. IMG_8472-1IMG_8474-1IMG_8464-1IMG_8470-1IMG_8478-1

These are the things that I picked. I can’t wait to try them!

Check out their stores here in Philippines:

ROBINSONS PLACE MANILA (Padre Faura Wing – 2nd Level)
SM CITY MANILA (2nd Level)
SM CITY FAIRVIEW (UG Level, Annex 1 Building)
SM SOUTHMALL (2nd Level)
SM CITY SUCAT (2nd Level, Building A)
SM City Baliwag (Ground Level)
SM Center Sangandaan (2nd Level)
SM City Marilao (2nd Level)
SM City San Jose Del Monte (UG Level)
SM City Trece Martires (UG Level)
Glorietta 2 (2nd Level)

Soon they’re going to open more stores in SM Makati, SM City North Edsa, and SM Store Cubao.


Facebook: Miniso Philippines

Twitter: @miniso_ph

Instagram: miniso_ph

Firmoo + Giveaway


Firmoo is one of the most popular online eyeglasses store. Years of expertise in optical industry enable Firmoo to offer varieties of prescription eyewear to the consuming public in high quality yet at extremely affordable prices.

As some of you guys know, I’m wearing graded glasses/lenses for over years now. I can’t live without it. I can’t see anything from afar which avoids me to stalk my crush. No, I mean, to read for a powerpoint presentation pala. 😛 Hahaha. I have astigmatism that needs to change my glasses most of the time to be corrected. And changing my glasses is a big hassle for me. Being a student, sometimes you don’t have enough time to go for a shop due to project deadlines and research works and you spend most of the time in school. Or when you have work and no time to shop. Now, you don’t need to visit eyewear shop frequently because firmoo is here to help us, save up time and money, at the same time.

I know some of you might think of how difficult it is to shop online for eyeglasses. One reason: You don’t know which frames suits you. With firmoo, you just have to click “Try on”



You can also use your own photo to check out 🙂

Second reason: how will you determine your lenses’ grade for your eyeglasses? You need to have a prescription from your doctor.

And after that,you just need to pay and wait for your eyeglasses to arrive. YAY!




I’ll be giving away “One pair of glasses (shipping fee is excluded)”

How to Join?

  1. Follow me on twitter @itsmeloraineE. Tweet this Join the #FirmooGiveaway of @itsmeloraineE and win pair of glasses from firmoo. See more at:
  2. Follow me on instagram @annestrella.
  3. Subscribe to Firmoo’s Youtube Channel CLICK HERE.
  4.  Like Firmoo on Facebook: Firmoo Online Optical Store
  5. Lastly, comment on the comment’s box the link of the glasses that you want. You can only choose one HERE.
Remember:  Only one entry per person and you need to follow all the mechanics. You need to comment on the comment’s box so you can enter the raffle.
The deadline of the submission will be on Febraury 3, 2017. Will choose the winners via Random.Org. Winners will be announced on this blog or I’ll just contact you.
Kindly, share this post on Facebook or Twitter by using the links at the end of this post. Or share via Instagram, by creating your own post. Use the hashtag #annestrellagiveaway – See more at:
If you have questions regarding the giveaway, you may contact me HERE or tweet me 🙂
Thank you Firmoo for your generosity! ❤