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Here in my post, I would like to give the ten (10) sobresaliente moments that Dr. Jose Rizal taught me, and probably taught you, and better yet, taught each and every Filipinos. These are only my thoughts and ideas so it is all up to you if you want to agree or not.
Dr. Rizal's famous quote about loving our own language |
1. BEING A POLYGLOT - As far as I know, Rizal has a mind of a genius in any aspect. And being a genius, could you imagine that he could speak 22 different foreign languages. He could speak of course in Filipino, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Sanskrit (a language in India), Portuguese, Japanese, Hebrew, Malayan, Catalan (a native dialect in Spain, somewhat a mixture of French and Spanish), Latin and so much more. He wrote an essay in French, poem in Spanish and in Tagalog, learnt and talked Japanese for a special someone and he even said his last words as what Jesus Christ said, which is in Latin - consummatum est - it is finished! Nevertheless, he gave us a powerful quote in which each and every Filipino should possess and love the national language: "Ang hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika, ay mahigit sa hayop at malansang isda." Now that's sobresaliente!
The Triumph of Science Over Death |
2. NOT JUST A DOCTOR - Dr. Jose Rizal, as his name suggests, was a licensed ophthalmologist. He held his clinic in Hong Kong, just a short lived. He even made an operation to his mother's failed eyes, in which according to histo...