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Outgrowing things we love is never a pleasant process. 〜Lucy Maud Montogomery
True enough, there are things we never outgrow. I, for one, never outgrow my love for Papemelroti.
My love for it started when I was in high school. One of my classmates introduced me to the brand. Back then, teenagers were the biggest fans of Papemelroti, Blue Magic, etc. These are the Batang 90s things that I think will never get old. Ever!
The first Papemelroti store I visited was the Sta. Lucia branch. It’s nearest our high school, Antipolo National High School (ANHS). Sadly, this branch is no longer operational.
When I was in college, I would frequent the Ali Mall branch. I pass by Ali Mall every school day going home because the Antipolo-Cubao terminal is a few blocks away from the mall. I think this one is still open.
I would visit the stores to browse new items. Then, when I have spare money, which is rare 😂, I would buy stationery and other novelty items. Yes, these stores are my happy place.
I would also buy gifts from the store, especially for Monito Monita, an office tradition that occurs for six weeks before Christmas vacation. So that’s six gifts! Not all of them are from Papemelroti—it still depends on the theme: something black, something that starts with the first letter of your name, something round and soft, something something… 🎄🎅🎁
Monito Monita /n/
The Filipinos’ version of exchanging gifts; like Secret Santa
What a delight it is to receive a Papemelroti gift!
When I got married in 2012, Junior and I commissioned the Sta. Lucia branch for our wedding souvenir. I was so happy with the result!
I remember how much I wanted to visit the main branch when I worked in my first job in Tomas Morato. Unfortunately, I never had the chance because I’m too afraid of getting lost. Sayang!
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2021 Papemelroti haul
My purchase includes:
- Affirmation Magnetic Bookmark (You Can Do This), Php19
- No More Procrastinating B & W Writing Pad, Php32
- Forever and Always Gift Set (Colored writing pad, large notebook, small notebook, and small notepad), Php189
- Freebie: Little Green Rabbit Postcard, Php6
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