DERWIN JAMES KAH WAI MAK
Born: Ontario, Canada
Country of Citizenship: Canada
Degree: MA in Accounting
Blazon: Gules, on a bend Sable fimbriated Or, between in chief a bezant pierced square and in base a maple leaf Or, a Chinese dragon passant Argent, langued Gules. Crest: An eagle rising, wings elevated and displayed Sable, armed and membered Or, grasping in the dexter claw a key erect Or. Mantling: Argent and Gules. Supporters: Dexter the Goddess Diana clad in a short tunic Bleu Celeste holding a wooden bow proper in her right hand, sinister a Chinese Qin Dynasty general clad in a tunic Vert, armour Sable, and helmet and boots Brunâtre. Compartment: Grass Vert charged with eight white trilliums proper. Orders: Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, and Golden Order of Merit of the Japanese Red Cross.
IHR Registration Number: CA2013M19XX
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Design Rationale: The arms' colours combine the traditional colours of China (red and gold), the German Empire of 1871 to 1918 (black, white, red), and Canada (red and white). The German Imperial colours and the black eagle are symbols of Germany, referring to the armiger's home town of Kitchener, Ontario, which was known as Berlin before World War I. The eagle holds a key, a medieval symbol of accountants. The "bezant pierced square" resembles an old Chinese coin, another symbol of the armiger's accounting profession. The dragon is another symbol of China, and the maple leaf is a symbol of Canada.
The left supporter is the Goddess Diana holding a bow. Diana is goddess of the Moon and symbolizes the armiger's science fiction writing, especially his first novel, entitled The Moon Under Her Feet. The right supporter is a general of the Qin Dynasty and wears a uniform seen on officers of the famous terracotta army of the First Emperor. The General represents Col. Mak's interest in military and Chinese history. The two supporters stand on a grassy compartment with eight white trilliums, the symbol of Ontario.
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