Archive for October, 2007

Saturday in the Park

October 14th, 2007 5 comments

amaia_vintage_small.jpgWhile most parents prefer to take their kids to the malls on weekends, we took Maia for a walk in Bagumbayan. Yes, Virginia, in Bagumbayan, the one you know as Luneta or in its formal and official nomenclature, The Rizal Park. Maia, Ate Bebing, Bambit and Me all went off to an enjoying weekend at the Park.

This was Maia’s first walk in this historical landmark. She enjoyed playing at the Children’s park, wandered aimlessly at the Orchidarium, the Japanese and Chinese Gardens, and tirelessly ran around Rizal’s Execution Site. We ended our Luneta stroll by having drinks of juice and tea at Golden Horizons, at the back of Quirino Grandstand.

So, while some kids were getting lost in a busy Mall somewhere, Maia enjoyed playing in the park where her father and mother had once walked and played when they were just kids.

We all enjoyed our Saturday in the Park.

Now we await to our next adventure.

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Eid Mubarak!

October 13th, 2007 1 comment



With thoughts and good wishes that ALLAH will continue to richly bless your heart, your home and those you love with lasting happiness and prosperity.


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Seven Days, Seven Years, Seven Centuries

October 6th, 2007 Comments off

At last the souls of the murdered Knights and Brethren of the Pauperes Commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici (Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon), or as they are popularly known, the Knights Templar, may now find peace and rest. Our Hero and Martyr, Jacques DeMolay, the Templar’s last Grand Master, who was falsely accused, tortured and was burned at the stake together with his Brother Knights by order of the Church, can now be finally vindicated.

Come October 13 will be the 700th Anniversary of the crackdown and mass arrests of the Templars including their last Grand Master, Jacques DeMolay. They were arrested in 1307 and for seven years they suffered torture under the hands of the inquisition. On the seventh year after their arrest, in 1314, Jacques DeMolay and two of his Brother Knights were burned at the stake. By a strange coincidence, it is on the seventh century after DeMolay was burned at the stake, that the mysteries of the Order of the Knights Templar could soon be laid bare after the Vatican announced the release of a crucial document which has not been seen for almost 700 years.

According to the news published in the website of The Telegraph UK, , and also from BBC, a new book, Processus contra Templarios, will be published by the Vatican’s Secret Archive on Oct 25, and promises to restore the reputation of the Templars, whose leaders were burned as heretics.For 700 years we have believed that the Templars died as cursed men, and this absolves them.”

After 700 years, Oh Great Son of France, our Hero and Martyr, “Jacques DeMolay, thou art avenged!”

On the side, here’s a graphic I made and published in my blog, seven days before October 13, the 700th anniversary of the Templars arrests. It is a study of a logo for my Mother Lodge, the Jacques DeMolay Memorial Lodge No.305, Masonic District NCR-A, Manila, under the Grand Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines:

JDML 305 Logo

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For All Moms and Dads

October 3rd, 2007 Comments off

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