Tuesday, August 09, 2005

2005 Friendship Day

Dear Friend,Who says politicians don't get anything done? I'd say the US congressmen of 1935 did pretty well when they proclaimed every first sunday of August as National Friendship Day. Friendship is one of the nicest things on planet earth and it's just as well that there's a day we can celebrate it!
How I wish that the kind of friendship in our nation, in our world, would be the kind that extends to every soul - young, old, rich, poor, smart, not-so smart, fat, thin... and would not exclude anyone. That it would be a friendship not for a few but for the common good.
Is your heart open to new friendships? Do you keep in touch with old friends? Each person is a gift. There's a saying that goes "Gather new friends but keep the old, for those are silver, and these are gold." How about you? What will you do this Friendship Day?
Happy Friendship Day! - August 7, 2005
Newsletter Editor

In this issueFriendship Links
Art Events by Papemelroti
Did you see us on TV?
Pathways Invite

Kiss, the Grand Opening
Books for Less Updates

Kythe Office Opens at Korben Place!
Free Sign Language Course
New Products from Papemelroti

Friendship Links!

Friendship Day Page - includes celebration ideas, poetry, tributes and more!
Social Pages - " A good friend is like a wonderful book. The inside is better than the cover. Friends will come and friends will go, the seasons change and it will show, I will age and so will you, but our friendship stays, strong and true." More quotes and celebration ideas here!
Funmunch - Friendship Quotes such as "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same."-- Anonymous
Art Events by Papemelroti!
Learn this extremely useful skill for hobbyists and the business-minded too!
August 18 - 20 (thurs,fri, & sat,): Papemelroti Booth - Superbook Event : Handmade-Paper making - it's the easiest way to recycle your used paper. Save money! Save the trees! One batch makes so much paper!
SM Megamall Atrium A, 10 AM to 8 PM

Calling all kiddies! Have fun, express yourself through art!
August 20 (sat): Superbook Event: Drawing Workshop with "Kuya Robert" Alejandro, bring paper and pencil. SM Megamall Atrium A, 2PM and 3PM
September 17 (sat), 2PM: Art Workshop with Kuya Robert" at Papemelroti and Books for Less, Casa Vicente, Ayala Alabang Town Center, bring paper and pencil.

Did you see us on TV?
Papemelroti has been on the air recently on 2 popular programs!
Patsy, the eldest of the 5 siblings, or more recognizably the "Pa" in Papemelroti, shared the joys of scrapbooking on Magandang Umaga Pilipinas, ABS CBN Channel 2's morning program last July 1. She showed some samples of scrapbook work which can easily be done using one of Papemelroti's newest products - the Craft cuts. She also used Papemelroti's popular scrapbooks for her inspiring creations.

The scrapbooking craze has really caught on in our country so if you want to learn how to make your pictures come alive through scrapbooking, click to our website feature here.

Another feature on the same channel, this time on the Family, was broadcast last July 31 on Balitang K with Korina Sanchez. Many televiewers got the chance to know more about the early beginnings of Papemelroti. When asked the secret of how the family stays together in business, Benny Alejandro, the company president stressed the importance of liking what you do and giving each family member the freedom to do that in his work. Everyone also agreed that truly this business is God-given and indeed blessed! The Papemelroti family is truly grateful for the chance to share the blessing of this business with others.

Pathways Invite
Where are we going? It is easy for us to be overwhelmed by the many urgent things around us which call our
attention, and in the process overlook the more important things in life. Take a break. Pause for a little while and regain fresh perspective and inspiration to move on.
Come and see us at the...PATHWAYS
Starts August 8, 2005, Monday (and continues 7 Mondays after)
7:30 PM
Lecture Hall, La Salle Greenhills, Ortigas Ave.

What is Pathways?
It is similar to a live-out retreat that happens for 8 consecutive Monday nights. This is highly recommended (start your working week right!).

Who is it for?
It is for anyone who is looking for a fresh start... a new perspective... a renewed life! Single, married, widowed, separated, happy, sad, Catholics, Protestants, athiests, gay, straight, anyone and everyone!!! Come, be open! This invitation is for YOU!

Contact persons:
Noel Echague 0917-6273032, Bobby Quitain 0916-4127925, Joy Ricafort 830-0911 (office) - (LNP community members). Free admission for all. Feel free to pass this invite on!

Kiss, the Grand Opening!
Look at what Chocolate Kiss cooked up for its 100 guests last July 2nd! From the tempting Devil's Food Cake to the mesmerizing Flamenco dance, it was a grand bash to behold! See map
Chocolate Kiss Cafe serves heavenly pastries and good food too! Visit the Kiss at 91 Roces Avenue, cor. Sct. Tobias, Quezon City.
Books for Less Updates
Our Casa Vicente, Ayala Alabang Towncenter branch is NOW OPEN!
It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less! Just e-mail bookrequest@booksforless.ph or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed). For other BFL inquiries, please e-mail booksforless@booksforless.ph or call 371-4539 for details. For branches and other information visit their website at www.booksforless.ph
Kythe Office Opens
(kayth): a Scottish word which means healing through simple sharing and togetherness.

A heartwarming foundation finds its new home at Korben Place, Papemelroti's main office building. This group brings joy and caring service to children with cancer. Volunteers (anyone like you and me) help by spending time with the kids at the hospital, entertaining them with bedside play - story-telling, arts, feeding etc. It's one of the most rewarding ways to spend your afternoon!
Read the editor's experience here You may volunteer for Kythe by calling them at TelFax: 928-81-72; 09189072094 or by e-mail: kytheinc@yahoo.com Click to their website for further info!

Free Basic Sign Language Course
For those of us who really want to serve the hearing-impaired:
July 18-23, 2005
5:30-8:00 PM

Room 350, University of San Carlos - Main Campus
P. del Rosario Avenue, Cebu City
For more info, pls call Tel: (032) 231-2601/09194258892 look for Br. Peter Miles Sollesta
Mission for the Deaf
P.O. Box 650
Cebu City Philippines
Phone: 032-231-2601
Fax: 032-231-2118

Gift Suggestions and New Products for Friendship Day (and regular days) from Papemelroti
  • #9028 Craft Cuts - the fun way to decorate your scrapbooks! Enjoy making your photos a work of art! These thick sheets have themes for special times of your life. Fresh, creative ideas at our site too. Using these recycled sheets also help the environment too! Only P15/ 0.43 each. View online
  • #7122-1 to 16 Mini Colored Gift Cards with themes for various occasions - debut, baptism, birthday, invitations and more! Includes envelope. Made of 100% kraft recycled paper. 6 .5 cm x 10.5 cm - P6.50 / $0.19 each.
  • Movietime Giftwrapper designed with sharp geometric graphics! Limited production only. Made with re-used paper. P6.50 / $0.19 each.
  • #13-125 Wooden tray with black metal handle. Reminiscent of the country shaker look with its classic lines and functionality. Only P329 / $9.40.
  • #131-966 Basket with plastic lining for storage or decoration. P169 / $5. Other sizes and designs available. Basket bags also available.
  • #26-161-2 Wooden Boxes with knobs in grass green color. P449 / $13.
  • #9040 New Year in August?! Due to the demand for more and more of our planners, we have come out with an early supply this year! 2006 Planners are now available for wholesale buyers too! View our cute designs here
  • #13-132-1 Wooden Chest can hold your memorabilia safe through the years. Sturdy recycled wood with black metal handle accents are so very country! P1100 / $32.
  • Why not play #15-19 NEW STOCK!!! Philippine Wildlife Adventure Game! It's out in our branches now! Want to hear a ghostly whistle? Smell something fishy? Appear untouchable? How about finding out the animal truth? It's all here as everyone races against time to save some of the rarest and most unique wildlife in the world! This journey takes place in the Philippines, a geographical wonderland and home to a rich variety of species largely unknown and undiscovered. Features the smallest, biggest, fastest, oddest wildlife you've ever known! Each includes Action Gameboard (and case in 1), 4 adorable animal tokens, 45 Trivia + Action Assignment cards, Dice, 1 Answer Card and Rules of the Game Sheet. A game both adults and kids can play together! Great for parents and teachers too! Only P298 / $8.52.
  • #13-137 Bookshelf Practical and sturdy, these pieces can fit into any room. P3000 / $86
  • See more of our furniture at the 4th floor of our main branch! Lots of bookcases, mirrors, cabinets, tables, shelves and more for your home or office! In whitewash style or natural antique finish, they're all made from recycled wood! Just ask our staff at the main branch to guide you up.
  • More items at the shops!!!


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