Dear Friend,

Do you have a dream? 

Is it something you can reasonably attain in a year's time or a lifetime?  Do you believe in dreaming big?

We at Papemelroti believe that the higher you dream, the farther you will go.  We know that the dream that is living and breathing within you (whether you acknowledge it or not) has the potential to become a reality!  So let's dream!

Write it first on your heart and then write it down in your journal.  When you put it on paper, you're more committed to it.  Share your dreams with wise ones and ask what steps to take next.

This goes with a prayer to each of you, that all that is in your heart bursts forth in God's perfect timing!

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

e-Newsletter Editor

In this issue

A Love Story
Dreams Do Come True

Free Craft: Plastic Bottle Chair

Volunteerism: CFLs, Elections, JVP
Events to Join!
Papemelroti Updates
Books for Less Updates
Reseller's Corner
New Papemelroti Products

A Love Story

We like this romantic photo essay "Come and Make Me Whole" by Michael Tienzo.

The masterfully done photographs are accompanied by song lyrics and poems.  Click on the links consecutively for the lineup.

He's Out There, Somewhere  - 1st link
She's Out There, Somewhere - 2nd link
You Complete Me! - 3rd link
This Love is Forever - 4th link

See how this won a visual story contest.

You'll never look at our Happy Couple figurine in the same way ever again!  Now you know their story!

Dreams Do Come True
Sometimes when our dreams aren't coming true, we need to aim even higher. Or sometimes, we give up too easily!  Here are some things to consider when reaching for our goals.
  1. Even before taking action, you need to know if your dream is a good one for you.  Ask yourself, if I attain this dream, will it enrich my spirit?  Your dream should not only look to material needs but should always be in line with your ethics and values.  Does your dream benefit yourself as well as your family?  For example, if your dream was to have an advancement in career but it would take your attention and caring away from your young children, you would need to weigh your priorities once more and see if it's a dream you should redefine.

  2. Know that sometimes, dreams don't come easy.  Renew your mind to give you strength for the long haul.  Always think positive.  Affirm yourself everyday that you can.

  3. Attaining your dream requires self-motivation, perseverance and discipline.  It also entails succeeding at little goals that you apply to yourself that are like little steps to reach your target.

  4. There are so many possibilities.  You just need to know where to look.  While you're waiting for those dreams to be fulfilled, you need to improve yourself and learn how to be the best you can be.  Why not look for a scholarship?  For current opportunities, click here.

  5. Gather support from those who know what is best for you and who can give you some good advice and feedback. would also be profitable to learn from those who have had success in life. 

  6. See what you need to do for God to give you success in all your endeavors.  Read 1 Chronicles 22:13, Joshua 1:7-8, Deuteronomy 28.


Free Craft: Plastic Bottle Chair

Stop!  Don't throw those soda bottles away!  With a little effort, you can actually sit on them!  Here's how:

1.  Gather as many bottles as you can. 

2. Clean and dry them.

3. Tie them tightly together with string.  Make sure the string won't slide off!

4. Test the bottles if the number of bottles is enough to hold you without crumbling.  You can add as many bottles as you want.

5. Cover the whole thing with hemp, jute, muslin (katsa) or any thick malleable fabric like "abaca" so it looks like a small stool. You can even sew matching cloth together as an artsy cover!

Variation: You may use old tarpaulines and sew these together so the bottles fit snugly inside!

*See more free crafts and projects to make here


Volunteerism: Switch to CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamps)!

Did you know that you can save 75% on your electric bill and also help reduce global warming by 75%?  It's easy!  Just switch your incandescent light bulbs to CFLs!

The good news is you can switch your bulbs for free at SM Supermalls!  Just bring your old light bulbs and recent electric bills to any of the claim centers!

Congratulations to the Department of Energy with NGOs on their simple yet revolutionary program!  Each of us can now help!  Click here for more info


Volunteer for the Elections

It's time once again to show our love for our country by getting out there and protecting our votes!  Here are some ways to help ensure clean and honest elections:

  1. Be a Namfrel volunteer - Give your time and energy for a lifetime cause - protecting democracy.  The National Citizen's Movement for Free Elections has doing this since 1983. Contact them at (632)4847590 or click here

  2. Be a PPCRV volunteer - The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) is a parish-based, non-partisan, lay movement to join.  You can register as a volunteer on their site and also watch voter's information videos there.  click here

  3. Pray for the elections - We believe in the power of prayer and if more people will join hands in prayer, the more successful the whole process will be.

  4. Be sure to vote!  We didn't want to end without reminding you that your vote counts! 

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke


Be a Jesuit Volunteer!

Ever feel you were called to greatness?  That something inside of you wants to give until it hurts?  Does the sound of a heroic existence strike a chord within you? 

If you said yes, we think you may have the calling to volunteer for Jesuit Volunteer Philippines (JVP). They are accepting applications until Monday, February 15.  To know more about JVP, click here.

Call (632) 426-5909, 927-9060 or 426-6001 loc 4880; text (0920) 926-7759; email or visit the JVP office at Rm. 313, Bellarmine Hall, Loyola Heights Campus.

Events to Join!

- Feb. 1 & 15 (1st & 3rd Mondays) - Pathways Open Prayer Meeting, Janssen Hall, Christ the King, E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City click here

- Feb. to April 24 - RECOLLECT: Revisiting the Met Museum and other exhibits info

- Feb. 2-25 - France Face Lost photo exhibit at Alliance Franšaise Total Gallery, contact 816-0044 or 0917-5874011

- Feb. 5,12,19,26 (Fridays) - Lingkod ng Panginoon Prayer Meeting, join young professionals in Christifying the workplace at 9/F Banco Filipino Bldg, Paseo de Roxas, Mkti. City contact to confirm the schedule 

- Feb. 5 (1st Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Paseo de Magallanes (South Superhighway) 

- Feb. 5-6 (1st Friday & Saturday) - SM Trash to Cash at all SM Supermalls at 8 AM -2 PM

- Feb. 6-7 - Couples' Retreat, Sacred Heart, Novaliches, for more info, call Marie Sandrino or Joy Drilon-Panti at (632) 426-4250 & 51, or e-mail or

- Feb. 9 (Tues) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, UP Diliman

- Feb. 10 - Happy Chinese New Year!

- Feb. 11-14 - International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Clarkfield, Pampanga info

- Feb. 12 (2nd Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair Goldcrest Parking Lot at Glorietta 

- Feb. 13 (Saturday) - in front of Rox Bldg., Bonifacio High St., Taguig

- Feb. 14 (Sunday) - Happy Valentine's Day

- Feb. 14 (Sunday) - Praying with Your Heart's Desires Recollection,  Ateneo Campus, for more info, call Marie Sandrino or Joy Drilon-Panti at (632) 426-4250 & 51, or e-mail or

- Feb. 17 - Ash Wednesday

- Feb. 19 (3rd Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish), Alabang-Zapote Road

- Feb. 20 (Sat) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

- Feb. 26 (4th Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Trinoma, QC

- Feb. 27 (Sat) - Marquee Mall, Pampanga & Jollibee Calamba, Laguna

*For info on Ayala Recyclables Fairs, contact Ayala Foundation (632)752-1084 or

click here to find out about the Christian Life Series in UP Diliman

Papemelroti Updates 
  1. Win this beautiful necklace this February by joining our One World One Heart (OWOH) contest!  It's one of our newest designs with a contrasting mix of polished and earthy materials for a unique look.  All you need to do is click to and leave a comment!  You're welcome to subscribe to the blog!  We suggest you also see the other blogs on OWOH and see what they have up for grabs!  If you're a blogger, you can list your site too!  

  2. Our main branch is expanding!  We are now in the second floor as well!  See how we will be updating the look in the coming days plus offering more diversified product lines! 

  3. Are you creative and hardworking?  Do you have an original Filipino product to sell?  Papemelroti is open to selling your products!  Calling all crafty people, dressmakers, shoemakers, bath products!  Please e-mail us at with a list of your product lines and an idea of your costs.  Spread the word!

Reseller's Corner:

Featuring Rookie Distributor: Shobe's Hapi Korner (free your mind and create), launched June 20, 2009.

Proprietor Tiffany grew up loving crafts and personalized items.  She says she's always been a "die hard fan" and said to herself "someday I want to have a store like this".  Now she's living her dream! 

According to her, Papemelroti is really inspiring.  It also gives her the chance to serve people from all walks of life.  She likes being in the retail business and seeing customers walk in and buy gifts. 

Drop by her shop at the commercial area of Olongapo City, just a few steps from several Catholic Schools such as Columban College, Olongapo Wesley School and Little Angel Study Center. 

Visit them at # 38 Ramon Magsaysay Drive, East Tapinac, Olongapo City. Our stall number is F-5. Call them at 0919-6533066  or 0929-6888899 or email thru

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Centris Station branch is now open!  It's so accessible, just get down at the Quezon Ave MRT station!  Great for spending your free time in!

Start your own business?

Click here to see which branch is nearest you

It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less!  Just e-mail or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed).  

New Papemelroti Products! 
  • See our 2010 Valentine's Day page with coordinated items for you and for giving away!  click here

  • #9010  New Greeting Card Designs  Perfect for your loved ones on Valentine's Day P19.75 / $0.42 click here

  • #7013  New Full Color Sticker Designs for use on scrapbook decorating, gift labeling and more! P6.50 / $0.19 click here

  • #9099  New Square Pad Designs to write notes on or as refills for your desk padholders. P24.75 / $0.70 click here

  • #213  New Rollup Bag Designs that are so handy to bring around!

  • #9028-41 & 42  New Craft Cut Designs with the Dream Theme!  These handy printed sheets are great with scrapbooks, craft projects!  Click here to make your own party theme  P15 / $0.43 each.

  • More products at our shops!  Click here to order or inquire.

Papemelroti branches are located at:

SM City North EDSA 9285828
SM Fairview 9393594
Ali Mall 9111267
Gateway Cubao 9111267
SM Centerpoint 7161580
Glorietta III  8195629
SM Southmall 8064578
SM Megamall 6341270
Sta Lucia East Grand Mall
Robinson's Place Manila 5361675
SM San Lazaro 7420143
SM Manila 5218607
SM Clark, Pampanga (045) 4990080
SM Pampanga (045) 963-5871

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