Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Great Grad Raffle Giveaway!




School takes up a lot of energy and brain power.  Everyone who's been there and done that can attest, it's not an easy feat to pass all those exams, essays, reports, and all things head-spinning.


Here's a tribute to the Graduate!  You've done it well!  We salute you and celebrate with you!  Here's our giveaway pack for all of you!


If you're not a graduate, don't fret, you can still get these products!  You can keep a lot of these items as they are for everyday motivation.  You can also give them as gifts for a Graduate!


Take a look-see for more of  prizes!!!  Contest mechanics are below.



















DID YOU KNOW?
Did we tell you that we are giving away twice as many products this year than all the years passed?  It's because turning 50 is something monumental!  We hope you enjoy all the giveaways we are going to have this 2017!!!


CONTEST MECHANICS:

1. Login to Facebook

2. Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/papemelroti/

3.  Go to this post.

4.  Like the post.

5.  Share the post on your timeline.  Must be a public post.  Account must be a personal account and not purely for giveaways.  We must be able to contact you via your Facebook account.

We will pick the winner on March 28, 2017.  

Make the Season Special



Lent is here!


It's the time of year ushered in by the putting of a ash cross on our foreheads - reminding us of something very essential.  Our lives on earth are fleeting.  At the end of our days, we return to the earth, becoming dust.


Whether we like it or not, only our souls will live on in immortal life or death.  Lent gives us a chance to stop and think about our mortality as well as our eternal calling.


Lent turns us away from our busyness and self-centered existence and turns us toward Christ.  Christ, who, every day and every moment of His life, lived out of His love for us - so we can have the divine life!


The 40 days of Lent prepare us for Easter!  Jesus died in our place so we could rise with Him!


If we were going on a journey, wouldn't we need to prepare for our clothing, food and drink... where we will stay and who will we bring with us?  We find things to bring and things to leave behind as we cannot pack in everything.


Lent is that preparation time.  It is the time when we look in the mirror, hold up the garment of righteousness and our acts of penitence allow us to wear it so we can stand in God's presence.


We also do away with many things that weigh us down - not only do we try to give up some kind of attachment like soft drinks or cigarettes or chocolate, but even more significantly, we throw away the darkness within ourselves such as unforgiveness, bitterness, resentments, hopelessness, pride, lust, greed and you can add the rest.


It's not always easy to go on a journey alone.  Here are the vehicles that will get us more safely, more hastily there!  Here are some ways to make the season so special and meaningful.  All of the following are free to join (except for the Tagaytay retreat, details at the bottom of the article).



Sacred Space's online retreat will help us reflect on Jesus' 7 Last Words.  This is based on the book of Fr. James Martin.



St. Paul Center presents "Deepen your Understanding of the Sacraments".  Their bible studies are always well presented coupled with excellent visualizations.



Go through this practical Lenten Recollection answering one of the most basic questions in life.



We don't just tone our bodies and muscles but more importantly, we are to be spiritually fit for the fight!  This Ignatian Online Retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.




A Lenten Journey reflection by Sarah Philips on Lent and how it may be your least favorite time of year.


Pope Francis gives us 10 tips on what we should do for Lent.





Everyone is also welcome to join all of these Lenten events!



All college students are welcome to the Christ's Youth in Action talk on redefining God.  It will be held at the the Quezon City Youth Center,  (2nd floor, Elizabeth Hall, beside Diligence Cafe).





Open to all.  



"As you mourn for your sins and weaknesses this Ash Wednesday through fasting, mourning and weeping, may you be truly transformed from your heart." -- John Tribes





A NOTE TO OUR READERS: We at Papemelroti believe that we can only have fullness and abundance of life if we live the life God has meant for us to live.  We love to share our faith with all of our readers in the hope that you experience God's immeasurable, boundless and unconditional love for you and that your joy may be complete!

Desktop Garden Doggy




"To plant a garden
is to believe 
in tomorrow."
- Audrey Hepburn


Sage.  Chartreuse.  Lime. Pine.  Crocodile.  Juniper.  What do all of these have in common?  They're all shades of green.  There is something about seeing a mild palette of mint hues that instantly soothes.  Just like tired eyes are refreshed by looking out at the sky, seeing green is instantly calming.  Some therapists wrap green scarves around trauma victims to relax them.


As the weather turns warm and the sun seemingly starts to shine all the more brighter, now is the time to dabble in micro-gardening.  If in the past you've experienced zero survival rates in caring for plants then this is another chance for you to succeed!!!  All it takes is 3-4 days!




Our new desktop garden brings the outdoors into your desk.  Put this on your office table and look at it when you're feeling stressed.  Just seeing the miraculous buds come to life will make your day!  One must try it to believe it.


Here's how...





1 - Have some Mung Beans (or "Monggo") ready along with tissue paper and water.




 2 - Assemble like the picture above and put about 2-3 TBSP of water - just enough for everything to get wet.




3 - Look for a shady place (still with a bit of sun) where the seeds can grow steadily.




4 - Wait and watch!  Remember not to be overeager and fiddle around with this.  Just leave it alone for the seeds to grow.  Try this with other types of seeds too and tell us how it went!




The Desktop Garden is a wonderful gift idea.  Have the doggy bring a note or hold a little umbrella (when it's pouring outside maybe?).



PURCHASE HERE

Career Advice from Above

You're a fresh new graduate with the whole world before you!  You have dreams of a blossoming career, prestige and a good foundation to start a family later on in life.  Are you filled with excitement, anxiety or blahs?


Or maybe you are taking a break or resigned from your first job and still trying to figure out where your true place in the sun is?


What determines which job you will pursue?  


"I'll take the first job that hires me."
"I'll take the highest paying job."
"I'll take the job my parents want for me."
"I'll take the job that's closest to home."
"I'll take the job that allows me to travel."
"I'll take the job I enjoy the most."
"I'll take any job!"


Which of the above statements sounds like you?


Pursuing your dreams doesn't come with step by step manuals. There are a lot of roads that we can take to get there.  Along the way, we can get discouraged if we don't really know where we are going, or even where we want to go.


Here is where we turn to the One who knows us the best, and who wants to give us the BEST LIFE!





Everyone wants a life of fullness and abundance.  So how do we get it?


There was a young lady who was planning to be a teacher once she graduated.  But after some mishaps at school, ended up as a housewife instead.  As time passed, the desire in her heart grew - and she prayed to the Lord for a business.  That is the story of Mrs. Socorro Alejandro, the founder of Papemelroti.


She only wanted a business where she could sell her crafts but never imagined one that would touch the lives of countless Filipinos.


Sometimes our plans are not God's plans for us.  So we need to do the first step - to commit our future to the Lord.  We may not see it at first but God always keeps His promises and He will establish our feet in a solid career.





Dedicating your work to the Lord does not mean leaving it all to Him and not lifting an inch.  We are responsible for our future and we need to pray, reflect, know ourselves and our gifts and talents as well as our weaknesses so we can make the best decisions.  At no point must we twiddle our thumbs and be lazy.  Chasing fantasies will get us nowhere.  See the bible verse below.






So we know that the road to a successful career or business is to let God be your working "partner".  Don't leave Him out of the picture.  We also know that it takes hard work to get to where we want to be in life.  Then what?


Sometimes people are afraid of giving their lives to the Lord for fear He will make them monks or ask them to give away everything (which is not all that impossible) - but they fail to see that God is the one who gives us great dreams.  He places seeds of greatness in our hearts so we can pursue them and do mighty deeds in the world! 


We need not fear what He will tell us when we listen.  Whatever our deepest, most authentic selves long for, God is speaking through those desires.  Let's not ignore them!  


Most of all, let us not allow doubts or discouragements to dwell in our thoughts.  Remember that you can do ALL THINGS, through Christ who strengthens you! (Philippians 4:13)  Did you get that?  ALL THINGS!  Not just some things, not just the usual things!  But ALL THINGS!  






Once you have rid yourself of all negativity, now is the time to act!


Get your resume ready!  Join job fairs!  Ask around for the best job opportunities!  Research!  There are a multitude of resources available to us now in the information age compared to decades ago!  


If you don't get the job of your dreams at first, don't give up!  Keep at it while you hone your skills and learn all you can from other jobs.   Along the way, you'll find out what your purpose and mission in life is!


If you're not happy with the job you have or the job you get, it could also be that we need to learn and grow our abilities and when the time comes, we will be ready for the opportunities that God will give us.


Finally, in all that you do, know and claim God's promises for you!  He said that He will instruct us and teach us in the way we should go.  If we keep ourselves free from the love of money, power, fame, we will not crowd out the voice of God speaking to our hearts.  Isn't it exciting that the Maker of the universe wants to guide us in the way we should go?






We at papemelroti pray that your way will be blessed!  We wish you all the joy!  May you find the job that you love - so you don't have to work a day in your life!  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Greet Us and Win!




------ Congratulations to the winners!  ------

Winner for BEST video greeting is
JHONA SEEHIAH VITOR from Angono, Rizal

"Good day, Papemelroti!  I have just read your e-mail to me and indeed, this is the best way to start my morning. Thank you so much for choosing me! These words are not enough to express how ecstatic I am. Thank you very much!" - Jhona Seehiah Vitor




Winner for video raffle is
MEG PENAFLOR!

"I'm beyond thankful and blessed to be a part of your 50th anniversary. Thank you for choosing me as one of the winners. My heart is filled with so much happiness right now! :) Thank you so much! God bless you all." - Meg Penaflor



{ See their videos below. }



Thank you everyone for joining!  We wish we could give prizes to many of you who did amazing work!

Don't worry!  We will air selected entries for everyone to enjoy!!!

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Do you know that this year is very special for Papemelroti?  50 years ago, a housewife started selling handmade stuffed toys at the first floor store space of her apartment.  She prayed for a business and as the years flew by, she couldn't have imagined how successful it would be!


Looking back, we are so grateful for God's blessing this business in so many unexpected ways.  Mrs. Socorro Alejandro started something small and today, it has grown into a source of livelihood for hundreds of Filipinos!


Won't you celebrate with us?  We are giving away a gift pack this month that we are sure you will love!  You'll fall in love with this gift pack, showcasing some of our newest products!  You stand a chance to win all of these by completing a simple task.  Read on...





Love Retractable Bag Holder

Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Notebook
Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Stationery
Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Half Pad





Love Infinity Bracelet

Infinity Necklace








Do Small Things with Great Love Desk Calendar

Seek Hope and Dream Wooden Desk Plaque
Love Wire Bracelet
Love Message Glass Boodle Bottle





The products look so nice together!


Here are all the prizes!



I Love You Bunny Gal Full Color Greeting Card



Gift Pack List


Love Retractable Bag Holder

Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Notebook
Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Stationery
Do Small Things with Great Love Full Color Half Pad
Love Infinity Bracelet
Infinity Necklace
Do Small Things with Great Love Desk Calendar
Seek Hope and Dream Wooden Desk Plaque
Love Wire Bracelet
Love Message Glass Boodle Bottle
I Love You Bunny Gal Full Color Poster


We wanted to know how you feel about papemelroti so we organized this contest to hear from you!  


How to join:



1. Make a video greeting.  It can be as simple as "Happy Anniversary Papemelroti!" or something more unique.  Must not be more than 3 minutes long.  Short and sweet is best!  It doesn't have to be a person (it can be your dog greeting us).  It can be animation or anything you think of!  Have fun with it.



2.  Upload to YouTube / Instagram / Facebook and put a #papemelrotiat50 tag.  



3.  Send us the link to your video greeting!  Send to -






Must not be more than 3 minutes long.  Only 1 entry is allowed.




***We will give you an additional point for the raffle if you share your video on any of your social networks (public accounts only).  Send the link in your e-mail.  




We will have 2 prize winners - one for the BEST VIDEO and another winner for the raffle.



We will compile all the entries and share the finished product on social media and at our year-long celebrations!  Contest ends February 28, 2017.



You're a star!  Let's see what you got!



Our fantabulous greeting entries!

1 Meg PeƱaflor   Youtube link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=YaszTSe3ccQ

2 Beves Llabres  https://www.instagram.com/p/BQWlAkhDdjR/

3 Julie Ambida https://www.instagram.com/p/BQPn94yguwy/?taken-by=itsmejulieam

4 lhadyghie18 https://www.instagram.com/p/BQz_3OcAIO5/?tagged=papemelrotiat50&hl=en

5 Wilma Mabag  https://www.instagram.com/p/BQzTZgQFN_e/?tagged=papemelrotiat50&hl=en

6 angielyn Mariano https://www.instagram.com/p/BQxg9D1BeJN/?tagged=papemelrotiat50&hl=en

7 creativesoulmeg https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwDP3IhvYm/?tagged=papemelrotiat50&hl=en

8 Kristalynne Martin https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ25m0PjZYG/?tagged=papemelrotiat50 ***

9 apple pacson https://www.instagram.com/p/BQQOEYPhUBw/?tagged=papemelrotiat50&hl=en

10 candeewonka https://www.instagram.com/p/BQP7gzgB0kV/?tagged=papemelrotiat50&hl=en

11 miz cky https://www.instagram.com/p/BP-PsrrDuHk/?tagged=papemelrotiat50&hl=en

12  elenacreates https://www.instagram.com/p/BP9m1WzAZek/?tagged=papemelrotiat50&hl=en

13  Leigh M. Ulanday https://www.instagram.com/p/BQKIjBnD55O/?tagged=papemelrotiat50

14  Win Valencia https://instagram.com/p/BQspj_ShQdY/

15   Darwin Jasareno https://www.facebook.com/drjasareno/videos/vb.100007150276327/1826836637564661/?type=2&theater

16   Maria Millicent Reyes  https://www.instagram.com/p/BRAbHVKg-INQc7yJueMODEc8C198ak3ddajVGY0/

17  Danica Cuevas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcRu5rF2ouQ&feature=youtu.be

18 Queen sarai Ruazol  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1684229108270937&id=100000515913278

19 Seehiah Vitor https://youtu.be/IX8j3xyQRis  *****


20 JPD Marketing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hSqB422pcI

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