Now for some family-centric affair…
Last week I presented this portal to the members of the Kimpo Clan, and now I have the pleasure of unveiling Kimpo.ph to the public.
Quoting the site’s About blurb:
The online portal for all members of the Kimpo Clan. The years have witnessed the Kimpo families spread all over the Philippines, and as part of the Filipino diaspora, the whole world. May this website help the descendants of Juan Kimpo and Maria Lutgarda Escalona reconnect with their roots and with each other. On this site, you will find various accounts of the Clan’s history, an extensive family tree for the descendants of the seven children of Lolo Juan and Lola Ganday, info and pictures of all the Kimpo international reunions, webpages of various Kimpos, and more.
Two sections of the site (History, Family Tree) are still in progress. I know, I know — don’t release a website until it’s done through and through. But I figured the news and features section of the site count more right now in the weeks leading to the family’s 3rd international reunion in January 2008, in order to keep people abreast with what’s happening. The History and Family Tree sections will be finished next month (once the souvenir program/book rolls off the press).
Speaking of the reunion, the Kimpo.ph site comes with company — the Kimpo International Reunion 2008 blog. The Kimpo family is in the homestretch of preparing for the quadrennial reunion, and the blog will give a candid look as to how we do it. When the clan is merrymaking in Kalibo and Boracay in Aklan, I’ll try to dish out some liveblogging goodness. And when the festivities are finally over, this blog will be home to summaries, memoirs, and AARs.