February 21, 2012

Mi Ultimo Adios

"He who does not know how to look back where he came from 
will never get to his destination"
-Jose Rizal

One of the main attraction on Jose Rizal's exile place were his literary works inscribed on the walls of Fort Santiago. Remnants of a genius mind used to fought the seemingly endless colonization of foreign lands to our beloved Pearl of the Orient. The man who proved than pen is mightier than the sword. I was wondering if  Rizal would blog if he's still alive.

I remember my college days when I took the subject "Rizal's Works and Writings". If  you live in the Philippines it's impossible for you to finish college without taking this subject. The requirements includes bringing to life the two novel written by our national hero (i.e. "Noli Me Tangere" and "El Filibusterismo") we're also obliged to recite the "Mi Ultimo Adios", the poem written by Rizal on the night before his execution (on the hands of the Spaniards) on December 30, 1896. Those were the days I went gaga over Spanish words. Adios Patria Adorada.

12 comments:

  1. Krizzy_kalokangPinayFebruary 21, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    I've never seen this before sis. Naku ang dami ko talagang di pa naeexplore - sa Maynila pa lang ito ah! Naku, naalala ko ang mga Noli at Fili days! Ang tagal na nun for me =)

    I meant to mention dati pa - I love the quotes at the start of each posts sis =)

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  2. Hindi pa ako nakapunta jan ah? anyway, i bet magbablog yan si parang rizal if he still alive. Kung di pa sya sikat hehe..

    Awww.. so na memorize mo ang "Mi Ultimo Adios"? wala kaming ganyan nung college. hehe.. mishu twin sis.

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  3. I remember when I was in 3rd year high... my teacher wants us to recite that one... as oral recitations .... yayhooooo....

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  4. nagcomment ako dito kanina... I am not suire if nagpost ba siya or hindi... basta ang sinabi ko.. I remember when I was in 3rd years high... pinamemorized sa amin ng teacher namin to para sa recitations... ahahahah...

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  5. I have a huge feeling that Rizal might take over the blogging world if He's still alive and kicking :)

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  6. I have that feeling too. And he will have all of us to follow and read his blog.

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  7. sabi na eh hindi lang kami. Ang hirap no, naloka ako nun

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  8. narecite mo ba, ang tanda ko na lang ngayon yung first stanza.

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  9. Oo twin sis namemorize ko siya no choice ako eh. Pero first stanza na lang ang tanda ko ngayon. sana nauso na ang blog nung time ni pareng Rizal no. Mishu too twin sis.

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  10. Those were the days na super hectic ang mga scheds natin hahaha. Thanks sis. Nakatuwaan ko lang yung mga quotes sis, I'm glad nagustuhan mo.

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  11. What if tayo ang nasa panahon ni Rizal... magsusulat kaya mga bloggers ngayon gaya ng ginawa nya? Just a thought... sa panahon natin ngayon ay madali lang magsulat without the worries of being imprisoned and shot at the plaza.

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  12. I certainly believe na meron magsusulat ng kagaya ng ginawa niya. Madali talagang magsulat nowadays, pero alam kong maraming bloggers ang lumalaban sa katiwalian. Thanks for following and visiting my blog.

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