family is such a beautiful thing. Each one different and in
many ways the same.
I was little, my family would sometimes gather together
and each would pick one of us to draw. I would draw my
father, he would draw my mother, and so on.
We would sketch silently and then afterwards, show our
pictures. I thought all families were like mine.
Today we all still create art together but it is to make
things for others to enjoy.
*Picture at top left is my sister Patsy drawn by my brother
Day on September 11th! Let's make it memorable for our
Lolos and Lolas!
time of test, family is best." ~Burmese Proverb
Relationships are a work
in progress. Even families can drift apart due to changing
life situations. Here are some ways to ensure you stay
People - Look for breakthroughs in your family life
and celebrate these! Make like it is Thanksgiving every
day by shouting out your blessings to one another. Be
generous with your appreciation. Good grades in an exam?
Celebrate! Somebody won the game? Celebrate! Never forget
to applaud each other and celebrate each other's strengths.
Games Night - Traditions strengthen families.
Whether it's reading bedtime stories to the children or
taking a vacation every summer, each family should have and
keep some. As the children grow up, these traditions can
evolve but still have meaning and hold the family
together. A family can also make a "new" tradition such as
"Games Night" where one day a week, the family meets and
just spends time playing card or board games. Simple fun
times like these can help build and bond relationships.
Highlights Lowlights - Sharing life's ups and downs
gives family members a way to care for one another. One
family does this every dinner time just to catch up on how
everyone is doing. For families with young children, this
develops their communication skills in an ideally supportive
One - Children need to feel special and secure. A
parent spending an hour or so with one child can do wonders
for their self-esteem. Make sure that each child gets the
same quality time from each parent to build up a solid
"friendship" with each child. You can share a meal together
or take a walk in the park. This is not a time for scolding or
giving advice. It's a time to listen, relax and enjoy each
other's company. If possible, do this on a regular basis
like once a month.
Mission Statement - Frequent reading of your family's
mission statement will help keep you on track. We already
know it and oftentimes live it but sometimes it's hard to
put into words. A family mission statement is just as
important as a personal one. If you don't know where to
start, here's a free online
Prayer - It's true. The family that prays
together, stays together. Perhaps you can start out by
having each one say
a simple thank you prayer for their blessing of the day
before the mealtime prayer.
Make grandpa and grandma dance the night away with
this simple children's craft!
computer and printer
thin black or dark brown marker
grandparents pattern (provided at right)
poster paints (grey, flesh, white, dark brown)
scrap cloth (denim, floral, red or other colors)
1. Click on the image
pattern here and print out on paper.
2. Use scissors to cut out
the different shapes.
3. Trace the shapes on to
cardboard and cut. Paint flesh poster paint on the faces, necks
and legs. Using carbon paper, trace the face and finalize with
4. Cut the other parts out
and attach pieces of cloth or color with poster paints according to
Volunteer Opp: 9/11 Coastal Cleanup
EVERY VOLUNTEER MUST:
- wear comfortable clothes
- bring sunscreen and/or insect repellant
- water/drinks & snacks
- heavy duty gloves
- if they have these: pitchforks, rakes, garbage bags, other tools
- low stools (for those with bad backs)
INSTRUCTIONS for volunteers:
- separate biodegradables
- shake sand, seashells, soil off the garbage
- segregate plastics, styro and footwear
2:30 pm - Assembly of volunteers at open space near the guard's trailer office
3:00 pm - Work begins, other activities such as pictorials etc also begin
6:00 pm - Work stops, washing and clearing of materials
dispatching of garbage trucks
6:30 pm - Relax, bring out the drinks and snacks and enjoy the sunset
For more information, contact Gina Mapua at 0917-5385411
Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fridays)
- Lingkod ng Panginoon Meetings, join young
professionals in Christifying the workplace at 9/F Banco Filipino
Bldg, Paseo de Roxas, Mkti. City
Salle Greenhills contact
or Immaculate Conception Church, 39 Lantana St., Cubao, QC
contact to confirm the schedule
Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 (Sundays)
- Free Concert at the Rizal Park, 5 PM, Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium
Sept 4, 11, 18, 25 (Sundays)
- Kakaiba Ka inspirational radio show DZIQ 990 on your AM dial,
- Sept 9 (2nd Fri) -
Recyclables Fair at Glorietta 3 Park, Ayala Center, Makati City
- Sept 10 (2nd Sat) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at
Market! Market! Transport Terminal, Bonifacio
Global City, Taguig
- Sept 10 (2nd Sat) - Hangad
Album Launch, 7:30 PM, Sto. Niño de Paz,
Greenbelt Chapel, Makati City, free admission
- Sept 11 (Sun) - 9/11 Coastal
Lagoon Cleanup (see details below)
- Sept 11, 18 & 25 (Sun) -
United Voices Choral Group Auditions, 7 to 10
PM, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Bacood Sta. Mesa Look for
Albert dela Cruz
- Sept 12-17 (Mon to Sat) - Gideon's Flame Christian
Film Festival, Union Church of Manila
- Sept 14 - 18 (Wed to Sun) - 32nd Manila
International Book Fair, SMX Convention Center
- Sept 16 (3rd Fri) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish),
- Sept 19 (1st & 3rd Mondays)
- Pathways Choices Open Prayer Meeting, at
Obispado de Cubao, 41 Lantana St. Cubao, QC, 7:30 - 10:00 PM more
- Sept 21-25 (Wed to Sun)
- OTOP National Expo, Halls 1 and 2, SM Megamall Megatrade
- Sept 23-25 (Fri to Sun)
- Direct Selling Association of the Phils Business Fair, Hall 3,
SM Megamall Megatrade Center
- Sept 27-28 (Tues to
- Tech Tutor, Hall 1, SM Megamall Megatrade Center
- Sept 30 - Oct 2 (Fri to
- SM San Lazaro and SM Clark Mallwide Sale more
Click here for marathons,
climbs and other fitness events
*For info on Ayala Recyclables Fairs, sell your printer cartridges,
broken appliances, paper, plastic, metal, used batteries, more info: Ayala Foundation
1. Patsy, the
"Pa" in Papemelroti was featured on GMA-7's early morning show
"Unang Hirit" last September 2, 2011. See her make
recycled materials into Christmas decor keepsakes.
2. Paolo Abrera
of ANC Channel's Green Living interviewed Papemelroti
artists and owners Patsy Paterno and Robert Alejandro about
how their shop began and how the business helps the
environment. Featured August 23, 2011.
Congratulations to Shermaine Capuli who won our Wisdom
Pendant giveaway! Watch out for our future contests!
4. See the RAW museum shop-room of Robert Alejandro with original
watercolor art, matchboxes, metal mobiles and more for sale.
It's housed in 10-A Alabama St. New Manila, Quezon City.
We will be taking 50% off selected basket items and
20% off paper products.
Sept 30 to
. . . . . SM San Lazaro Branch
Sept 30 to Oct 2.
. . . . . SM Clark Branch
Finding your Business and Gifts: Working with Family (Part
by Patricia Alejandro Paterno
A lot of people
have told me they didn’t want to work with their parents,
for various reasons. They couldn’t communicate.
It was hard to put a dividing line between what was a family
concern, and what was work. They overlapped and there
was a lot of friction and emotional investment.
It was difficult
to have your mom and dad as boss! You couldn’t escape
them when you went home! I guess we also experienced
these difficulties but the key to working with your family,
or with anybody, is really communication.
In one article, I
said my mom was like a leech. She won’t let go until
you both understand each other or at least agree to
disagree. Up to now, we have family meetings to iron
out difficulties, and sometimes there’s crying, but if
you’re committed to each other, you don’t give up. You
continue to work things out.
Ever since we
were young I remember my mom painstakingly explaining things
to us. We used to call going to Korben (the name of our shop
before Papemelroti), going to Siberia,
the prison camp. It got so that my mom called us all
together and asked if we still wanted to continue with our
business. Did we want to close it? But we all agreed
we wanted it to continue. For my mom, family was
first priority before the business all the time.
In 1976, we put up the 1st Papemelroti in Ali Mall.
Papemelroti comes from our names, patsy, peggy,
meldy, robert and tina. It started as a
joke because we said that Mommy and Daddy have Korben, we
wanted our own. So although no one could pronounce it, and
people couldn’t remember the spelling, we’ve survived.
People gave the
store a nickname - pape! As it was the summer
vacation, we had a grand time because the stores on the 2nd
floor were also manned by families. I was cashier,
Peggy was selling, Meldy made pillows, Robert painted
eggheads and they sold like hotcakes. By this time I
was 20 and my youngest sister Tina was 7 years old.
She was in charge of wrapping and because she couldn’t reach
the counter, she had to wrap on the floor. Of course
our customers were amazed! We came out in a women’s
magazine and this helped our sales tremendously.
(To be continued)
Food for Thought: What things does your family like doing
together? Can you work at working together?
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Grandmas are guardian angels
with hugs and kisses and stars for wishes desk stand with metal
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now manufacturing metal products for home and office.
We are also accepting made to order signage with or without
hooks in a wide variety of styles, colors and sizes.
Just send us the specifications for a quote. Original Papemelroti metal products also available:
#6-131-2 Welcome (big) Metal
Welcome (small) Metal Sign
Best Dad Metal Wall Decor
Kokopelli with Mike
with circle pictures of your family members
Flower Pencil Power,
upcycled denim pencil pouches with crochet flower embellishments each.
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Candleholders designed by Robert Alejandro,
made of recycled materials - Megamall branch only for now #131-2259-1 (Boy)
Fabric Flower Pendants
can be used as brooches, just attach to your belt, bag, pouch or
No. 1 Sister Mug
is ideal for your drinks in the office or on the go. Size 6.5" x
3.5" diameter, 150g. Also available #321-1-2
No. 1 Brother Mug. Price:
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Zipper Pulls made
of assorted charms for your bag
By popular demand, we
now have New Designs of Eyeglass
Holders: Dentist (Male #1-1513, Female #1-1514) and #1-1512
Engineer, made of durable resin.
Crochet Flower Pin
for decorating your plain shirts or bags. P129 / $3.69, #302-63
Crochet Flower Baby Headband
for your little lady. Garterized lace.
view this product
Floral Bouquet Hair Clips
give a touch of romance to your look. Available in various
colors - Brown, Pink, Peach, Red, Pale Pink
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New Designs Oval Metal Rings
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Ninoy Penholder a unique
item designed by Robert Alejandro, made of recycled materials.
#131-2259 Cory Penholders,
a unique item designed by Robert Alejandro, made of recycled
Painted Picture Frame
hand-painted on upcycled wood #313-22 Crackled Wall
product , #313-25
Wooden Letters for
scrapbooking and crafts. Lightweight with grainy finish. Numbers
1 to 10 made of a composite of recycled wood
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fascinate and advocate reading!
are made up of tiny beads all strung together in ingenious
ways! A gift that will be treasured for always.
New 2012 Planners!
Get your favorite design before they all run out!
in a handy carry
everyday size 4" x 5.75". Made of 100% unbleached recycled
Journey 2012 Wall Calendar!
Get a head
start on your Christmas
shopping. A gift for both men and women with quotes about
the journey of life. size 8.5" x 5.5". Made of 100% unbleached recycled
Give a nostalgic
feeling. Perfect for packaging delicate objects or
A gift in itself.
Box is made of 100% unbleached recycled
Industrial Metal Picture Frames
export quality modern feel. Ideal for black and white
photographs. Heavy duty decor. #296-26 Large (10" x 8" x
and #296-27 Medium (7.5" x 7.25" x 2", 500g)
view the large size
Denim Shoulder Bag
cool way to help the ecosystem because it is made with
Be Nice Pendant
adds a vintage touch
to your look
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order or inquire about these items.
Papemelroti branches are located at:
North EDSA 9285828
SM Fairview 9393594
Gateway Cubao 9111267
Glorietta III 8195629
SM Southmall 5198014
Sta Lucia East Grand Mall
SM San Lazaro 7420143
SM Manila 5218607
Clark, Pampanga (045) 4990080
SM Pampanga (045) 963-5871
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more detailed directions
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accumulate P5,000 in a year, you can apply for a Papemelroti
Privilege Card! No need to renew, once you have it, it's for
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