Monday, March 30, 2009

images to yesterday's text

(All text are by Jose Rizal, from a letter he wrote to his good friend, Ferdinand Blumentritt, on December 19, 1893.)

"I shall tell you how we lived here. I have three houses-one square, another hexagonal, and the third octagonal. All these houses are made of bamboo, wood, and nipa. I live in the square house, together with my mother, my sister, Trinidad, and my nephew."

"In the octagonal house live some young boys who are my pupils."

"... from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., I am busy as a teacher. I teach the young boys."

"The hexagonal house is my barn where I keep my chickens."

"From my house, I hear the murmur of a clear brook which comes from the high rocks. I see the seashore where I keep two boats, which are called barotos here."

"I rise early in the morning-
at five - visit my plants, feed the chickens,
awaken my people, and prepare our breakfast.

At half-past seven, we eat our breakfast, which consists of tea, bread, cheese, sweets, and other things."

"I have many fruit trees, such as mangoes, lanzones, guayabanos, baluno, nangka, etc. I have rabbits, dogs,
cats, and other animals."

"I spend the rest of the afternoon in farming.
My pupils help me in watering the plants, pruning the fruits,
and planting many kinds of trees. We stop at 6:00 p.m. for the Angelus."

"I spend the night reading and writing."


Dominique said...

I love this set! Thanks for posting the pictures with the words!

Lloyd said...

Wonderful photos! The octagonal house reminds me of the one mom had built, of course.

ness said...

@ Doms, This has been magical for me, too. Jose Rizal became more real and the replicas in Dapitan just came alive after the image and the text came together.

@ Lou, thanks! And the octagonal house... you haven't even seen it yet!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

nice pics, dr.ness......

psst....duna kay nakalimtan butang diri....what?

ang iyang ko sa toilet nya, kanindot sa unang panahon ang toilet sumpay sa balay, as sauna layoa kaayo sa toilet ug sa balay.

thanks again.....nindot kaayo imong mga pics tanan, tanan gyd.

ness said...

@ Vicki,
yes, i have a nice picture of the toilet pero wala nako naapil because wala man gi-mention ni Rizal sa iya letter to Blumentritt mao wala nako na post here.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

diay duna bya Dr. Jose Rizal Park diri, part sa Heidelberg.

naa gyd iya statue, with blumentritt pod and kinsa pa to.....

dool ra sa amoa pd.

thanks again ha.

ness said...

Wow. I'm glad Jose Rizal is also recognized in other countries. He truly was an extraordinary person.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

bitaw, when you tour here in europe,
gahini gyd ug days diri dool sa amoa,

then, bernie n i, kami na mosoroy nmo aning place sa, as kami imo tourist guide, ok?

we just wait, kanus-a imong plano to visit-tour europe.

you are very, very welcome to us.

ness said...

yey! salamat daan to you and bernie, ha. :-) in five years puhon. hehehe.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Mils, tinood bya ni akoa-amoa ha?

bali pd 5 yrs pa....sus mag-5-5 na man pd ta ani, pohon....heheheh

Cgi,hulaton gyd nako-namo ni, bisan kanus-a,....Welcome gyd ka namo diri.

Ako bya gisultian si bernie.......maghulat ra kono mi, kanus-a ka mo-tour diri.

Happy Easter........


ness said...

Sige, Vicki,

Thank you very much for your sincere offer! Moadto gyud ko diha puhon!! Mag-save money usa ko then hopefully before five years I can visit you na!! That would be totally awesome!
nah, napuro na ni exclamation marks. :-)

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

cgi, hulaton ra nato ang time,
basta, hapit gyd diri sa amoa.

holiday pa diri ugma,
Easter Monday.....mora pasko gyd 3days pd ilaha holiday, para tnan side mabisita gyd.

molaag mi bernie sa tuesday, sa Strassbourg, dool ra sa amoa, mga 1hr kung wlay traffic.

diay duna bya austellung ron sa Heidelberg....visit ani nga side kung my time ka.

nakita ko na ni, 1990´s cguro to diri ra sa Mannheim, 2nd city from us.
taas ang pila, pero worth gyd.

cgi, mils have a blessed Easter na lang.

midnight na dri, gimingaw pa gyd ko diha esp. sa akong mga igsoon-family.

Plan to go home with bernie,plano pa ni, year,2011.........magsave pa pod ug pamasahi!!!!!!---lol

ari sa ko, balik ra ko.....grabe imo post ron, Siquijor....

thanks for always sharing, enjoy ko sa akong stay diri, basa tanan sa imong mga posts.