The Eyes Have It!(Picture Collection)

Some friends tell me they love looking at some of my picture collection. Each picture has a unique story to tell. From time to time I will share some of them. I like using different cameras to come out with the vision I see. Sometimes I use certain android cameras, particularly the Blackberry Curve 9700,…Read more The Eyes Have It!(Picture Collection)

Quezon Circle , Wing Chun and other Stories

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Republic Act 6741 shall be known at Quezon City Day.Every August 19 will be declared a special non working holiday in Quezon City, provinces of Quezon and Aurora while a special working holiday is declared through out the Philippines It commemorates the birth of former President Manuel L. Quezon. It was declared by the late former President CORAZON C.AQUINO on August 4,1989.

I can not think of no other  better day to proudly introduce Sifu Jamie Cortez  to the First President of the Commonwealth . Sifu Jamie Cortez was born in the Philippines and raised   in the United Kingdom most of his life.

Mr. Ronni Grunwald meanwhile is a German national who frequently goes to Quezon Circle to practise the art of Wing Chun with our group.

There are a number of things you can do at Quezon Circle. Besides frolicking at the park. Watching  lovers holding  hands, and family spending…

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Baybayin Filipino and Coconut in Coconut House

 

 

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Coconut House is located inside Quezon Memorial Circle. A friend of mine asked me to meet up with him. I was half an hour early so I decided to order a cup of coffee. The first thing I noticed when I tasted their coffee I told myself…hmmm good .

Deep and sighing “Ahhhn…Masarap”, I later asked for sugar and was served instead with  coconut sugar which are packed  in tiny brown sachets . I learned later from friends and family coconut sugar is a healthier alternative.

My friend Sifu Jamie Cortez of Wingchun finally arrived ,though a Filipino at birth he grew up practically in London. The first thing he asked me  curiously was about the scribbles he saw written on the walls of Coconut House. I explained  it is called Filipino Baybayin or Ancient Tagalog scripts of pre-colonial Philippines.

As the afternoon passed  I began scanning around the walls of…

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