14 January 2013

papemelroti

hello! this being my first post in 2013, you'd think i'd be writing something about "the year that was" or my "resolutions for this year". haha. well, i may write about those in the next couple of days, but for now, i want to share my recent visit to papemelroti.

papemelroti was one of my go-to stores in high school whenever i looked for gifts for my friends when christmas season came around. and being in an all-girls' catholic school, we would have those yearly retreats/recollection. there was this part of the retreat where we would write letters to our classmates. they called this "palanca" letters (i really don't know where it got the name, does anyone?). anyway, i always kept a couple of pads of papemelroti's stationery in my bag in case i forgot to write a retreat letter for someone in the class.

last week, i found myself walking around the glorietta area in makati. their new wing houses a lot of the old stores found in the old glorietta 2, and that included papemelroti. it was a nice surprise to see the new store (sorry, forgot to take a picture). this one had brighter interiors and better lighting. the old one, from my high school days, was darker. i think they were going for a rustic look back then. anyway, while the store had changed, the products haven't. and that's a good thing.

they still had those wooden decors

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paper products like the notepads, cards and journals
  
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and they even have jewelry too!

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i stayed at the store for about 45 minutes, reading the insides of the greeting cards, trying to remember if i used to have any of those stationeries, and deciding which ones i wanted to get. in the end, i went for these: a couple of notepads, a small journal, and a few of these boxed inspirational quotes.
 

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i also got myself this pair of fancy earrings. pretty, no?

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my total bill was about Php 350, which reminded my why i loved papemelroti in the first place: their products are pretty but also inexpensive. which actually led me to one of my resolutions for this year: look for inexpensive products, but with good quality. anyway, more on those resolutions later. do you have memories of papemelroti and its' products?

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