Dear Friend,

Isn't it amazing how in each year, changes come in the form of days, months and seasons.  Time goes so fast and here in the tropics, the summer season is already making itself felt.

Even people have "seasons of life" wherein they experience times of joy (summer), changes (autumn), slowing down (winter) and renewal (spring).  If you were a season, what would you be? 

If you have not yet heard Nicole Nordemann's song "Every Season", we suggest you take a listen.  It will help you reflect on which season you are and help you prepare for the coming season.  It's one of the most beautiful songs you'll ever hear.  Click here.

e-Newsletter Editor

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven" - Ecclesiastes 3:1

A Season of Preparation

return to meFor all things of value, one must always prepare in the right way with a right mind and heart.  Lent is a time for all Christians to prepare for Good Friday and Easter. 

It is a time of renewal and remembrance of how Jesus gave His life for us.  Yet the season can just easily pass us by if we are not mindful of it. 

Here are some ways to make it a grace-filled season.

1. Have the family celebrate the Lords' Day.  These are  prayers for all Christians to be done on Saturday evenings. Click here

2. Make a Lenten Calendar filled with activities that will make you grow closer to God.  Remember "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." (James 4:8) The site Xt3 made one with readings, reflections as well as simple things to do like March 22's suggested activity, "smile at a stranger".  Click here to view

3. Read an inspirational book or movie instead of the regular entertainment you're used to.  Meditate on your life lessons.  Simple Truth's library contains several slideshows and sayings that will put you in the right direction.  Click here  

4. Lent is a good time to give up not-so-good things and to adopt better ways of living.  Some give up their favorite food (like chocolate) and save up the amount they would have spent on that to help others.  Be sure to have the right kind of fasting, the kind that is pleasing in His sight (Isaiah 58:6). 

5. Give to worthy causes.  We suggest you round up these items in case you can spare them.  He Cares Foundation Scholars need: school supplies, shoes, school bags, umbrellas, raincoats, socks, white t-shirts and uniforms.  The Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma High School (formerly Payatas) is in need of books, magazines, videos, computers.  All donations are accepted in all Papemelroti branches (label them clearly ex. "For: He Cares Foundation).

6. Spend a quiet Holy Week away from the crowds and beaches.  Spend in prayer and communion with God through church retreats and celebrations.

Free Craft: Bubbly Summer Fun 
Summer is almost upon us!  Time for fun in the sun!  Here's a fun outdoor play activity you can do with children.  It's a nice summer day refresher!

You Need:
1/2 cup (500 mL) liquid dishwater detergent
4 1/2 cups water
4 tbsp or 60 mL glycerin* (available in drugstores)
container with a lid
old wire hanger

To Make:

Mix all the ingredients together gently in the container.  Remove the foam on the top to use.

For the bubble maker, form a circle out of the wire of the hanger.

*Most bubble recipes don't use glycerin but this makes your bubble last longer.

*Thanks to Calyssa for her bubble picture.

Ways to Help Japan

Our hearts go out to Japan in their time of need.  Let's pray and do what we can to help out.

Philippine National Red Cross is accepting donations via mobile, G-cash, banks or online.  Just type on your mobile phones RED [space] AMOUNT and send to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)Click here

Global Giving has a fund that you can contribute $25 and up, accepts Paypal as well and gives updates on your donation.  Click here

American Red Cross accepts major credit cards.  Click here

Causes has raised $275,530 at the time we checked.  Click here

World Food Programme accepts Paypal and major credit cards.  Click here

Cashcashpinoy will match your P100 donation.  Click here

If you are in the USA:

You can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone.  Click here

Or you can also visit  Text MED to 80888 from any mobile phone to give $10.


Every year we try to help Mother Earth a little bit by easing off our consumption of power.  During that hour, we turn off all our lights, air conditioners, fans and all other electronic devices.

The early beginnings of Earth Hour started way back in 2004 with WWF Australia thinking of new ways to confront the issue of climate change.

What did you do this past March 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM?  Did you tell stories in the dark?  sing up a storm?  paint with light?  Click here to see how

Post your answers on our Earth Forum page online.  Click here

Coming up this April 22nd is Earth Day!  This year's theme is "Earth Day Every Day".  It would be good to celebrate this event on the 24th or on the whole of April (as April 22nd is Good Friday).

Join an Earth Day Photo Contest and get the chance to win cash prizes.  Click here.

Find out how to live a greener lifestyle according to Green Army Network.  Click here

There is still time to organize an event and spread the word.  Click here to submit your event.



  • Celebrate 100th Destination Launch with Qatar Airlines and get a chance to win 2 tickets to any destination worldwide!  more info

  • Get the chance to go to Malaysia more info

  • Get the chance to win P2000 gift certificate at Bratpack!  more info 

  • Make a video for Sponge Cola's "Tambay", upload to YouTube and get the chance to win cash prizes! more info

  • More chances for your group of friends to win a trip and prizes every week at Oishi more info

  • Just "like" and get the chance to win White Hat's more info

  • Name the Mozilla Philipppines Mascot more info

  • Interested in free groceries for 10 years?  Rustan's Supermarkets are looking for 10 winners more info

  • Summer Sand Fun at Sanuk's 3rd Sandcastle Competition more info

- April 1, 8, 15, 29 (Fridays) - Free Concert at Paco Park, 6 PM, San Marcelino, Manila more info

- April 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 29-30 (Fri to Sat) - Banchetto Overnight Street Food Fiesta, Midnight to 11 AM  more info

- April 1 & 2 (1st Friday & Saturday) - SM Trash to Cash at all SM Supermalls at 8 AM -2 PM

- April 1 (1st Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City

- April 2 & 3 (Sat & Sun) - Best Food Forward, a benefit summer food fair, 10 AM to 9 PM, NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City more info

- April 1, 8, 15, 29 (Fridays) - Lingkod ng Panginoon Meetings, join young professionals in Christifying the workplace at 9/F Banco Filipino Bldg, Paseo de Roxas, Mkti. City contact, La Salle Greenhills contact or Immaculate Conception Church, 39 Lantana St., Cubao, QC  contact to confirm the schedule 

- April 4 & 18 (1st & 3rd Mondays) - Pathways Choices Open Prayer Meeting, at 3/F Obispado de Cubao, 41 Lantana St. Cubao, QC, 7:30 - 10:00 PM  more info

- April 3, 10, 17 and 24 (Sundays) - Kakaiba Ka inspirational radio show DZIQ 990 on your AM dial, 4 PM more info

- April 3, 10, 17 and 24 (Sundays) - Free Concert at the Rizal Park, 5 PM, Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium more info

- April 4 - 9 (Mon to Sat) -  2011 Bayani Challenge more info

- April 7 (Thurs) -  Superb Summer Snacks, Free Learning Session, 2-4 PM, Del Monte Test Kitchen more info

- April 7 - 10 (Thurs to Sun) -  Manila International Auto Show, World Trade Center more info

- April 7 - 8 (Thurs to Fri) -  Mega Job Fair, 2F Trade Hall, Starmall EDSA Shaw more info

- April 8 (2nd Fri) -  *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Glorietta 3 Park, Ayala Center, Makati City

- April 8 (Fri) -  Bigkas Pilipinas Open Jam, Literary Reading, 6 PM, Alphaland Southgate Mall, Pasong Tamo, Makati more info

- April 9 (Sat) -  Bataan Day (Araw ng Kagitingan)

- April 9 (2nd Sat) -  *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Market! Market! Transport Terminal, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

- April 9 - 10 (Sat to Sun) -  Free Photography Workshop, Albay more info

- April 13 - 15 (Wed to Fri) -  Summer Career Fair, Victory Central Mall,  Caloocan City more info

- April 15 - 17 (Fri to Sun) -  Mallwide Sale at SM Lazaro, SM Clark, Ali Mall, Gateway more info

- April 15 (3rd Fri) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish), Alabang-Zapote Road

- April 16 (Sat) -  Blogger Fest 2011, Thunderbirds Resort, Binangonan Rizal more info

- April 16 (Sat) -  3rd Sanuk Sandcastle Competition, Bonifacio High Street more info

- April 16 - 19 (Sat to Tues) -  Manila Fame International, SMX Convention more info

- April 21 - 24 (Thurs to Sun) -  Holy Week

- April 22 (Good Friday) - Earth Day

- April 22 (Good Friday) - Moriones Festival, Marinduque

- April 26 - 30 (Tues to Sat) - Commodore's Cup Regata, Subic Bay  more info

- April 28 (Thurs) - All About Fruits, 2-4 PM, Free Learning Session, Del Monte Test Kitchen more info

- April 29 - May 1 (Fri to Sun) - Mallwide Sale at SM Megamall more info

- April 30 (Sat) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Merville Park Homes, Parañaque City

Click here for marathons, climbs and other fitness events

Click here for Philippine Fiestas

*For info on Ayala Recyclables Fairs, sell your printer cartridges, broken appliances, paper, plastic, metal, used batteries, more info: Ayala Foundation (632)752-1084 or

Papemelroti Updates 

1. Read the April issue of Kerygma and learn about "The Woman Behind Papemelroti".  The article highlights the leadership qualities of company's founder Socorro Alejandro. 

2. Mallwide Sale Dates! 
We will be taking 50% off selected basket items and 20% off paper products. 


April 15-17     . . . . . . SM Lazaro, SM Clark, Ali Mall, Gateway
April 29-May 1. . . . . .SM Megamall

Reseller's Corner:

Displaying Products

Display is a key element in your success as a retailer.  An effective display is able to highlight the product's value and purpose.  Ideally your products should have sufficient space and adequate, clear signage with its price in case your customers are not the inquisitive type.

Group products that match in look and function.  This way, customers can conveniently see all the available products in one section and not have to hunt all over for what they need (or might need).

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New Papemelroti Products! 

  • Eau de Cologne Vintage Bottles with romantic buttons, beads and bows to fuel your nostalgia.  Inside is a rolled up Love Poem by Longfellow.  Limited supply only.  #296-22 Large - P298 / 8.52, #296-18 Extra Large - P249 / $7.12, #296-19 Rose Small Tall feminine - P169 / $4.82, #296-21 Medium Size - P189 / $5.40 and the #296-20 Eiffel Small Tall manly - P149 / $4.26

  • #215-365-3  Stationery Set Open it up to use the pencil, 2 small notepads, 1 fairly large square pad and envelope inside.  You may secure the item together with the garter inside.  Made of 100% recycled paper.  view this product   view inside pages, Size 6.5" x 7.5" x 1", 380g, P159 / $4.45 

  • #317-1 Summer Tank Top has a fun floral feel!  Has assorted floral pins as the main accent.  The pin is detachable.  Medium and Large teen sizes available.  view this product  P198 / $5.66

  • #317-2 Summer Flower Magnets have assorted designs made of a mix of different color combinations and materials.  view this product  P89 / $2.55 

  • #201  Decorative Metal Hangers available in different size and prices.  Made of heavy duty metal.

  • #7014  New Book of Days Designs Made of 100% recycled paper.  Size: 5.5" x 4.125" P29 / $0.83 each  view these products

  • #7014  Native Dress Form serves as a jewelry stand.  Limited supply only.  Large - P259 / $7.40, Small - P149 / $4.26 each.

  • #296  Dried Native Leaves serves as decor for large vases or as raw material for craft projects.  Limited supply only.  Small - P69 / $1.98, Large - P149 / $4.26 each.

  • #292-12  Bubble Magnets with 3 matching designs per set.  Available are the Collage Set, Animal Sayings Set Flower Face Set, Shell Set Limited supply only - P59 / $1.69 each.

  • #292-12 Bubble Pins with so many varied designs to choose from. Use it to accessorize your outfit, scarf or bag.  Circle size 1" diameter.  Only P35 / $1 each. view this product

  • #290-2  Cutie Clips come in a variety of designs and colors.  They're so fun to wear! view this product  

  • #290-2  New Bracelet Designs come in a variety of designs and prices  view these products

  • Gift suggestions?  Click here.  More products at our shops!  Click here.

  • Suggest a new product here.

  • Click here to order or inquire about these items.

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 5198014
SM Megamall 6319860
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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