Hello world!

My name is (inhale…)Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda…(breathe). whew! I was born to Francisco Mercado Rizal and Teodora Alonso on June 19th in Calamba, Philippines. I am the seventh child of a family of eleven children. I had my early childhood education in Binan and Calamba Laguna and studied at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila for my Bachelor of Arts degree. I also enrolled in Philosophy and Letters at the University of Sto. Tomas, courses which i finished with a grade of ‘excellent’.

I am familiar with almost 22 languages which include Spanish, German, English, Hebrew, French, Russian, Tagalong and other native dialects. Anyway, you can do this too! Just try to memorize 5 new words every night before you sleep. By the end of the year, you will be able to speak as though you are a native! I am also a a cartoonist, a novelist, a sculptor an educator, a poet, an eye surgeon a historian, an agriculturist, (again, whew! well what can I say, ladies find intelligence sexy…but that’s another story )and many more.

In my spare time, i like to read, mostly books on literature, rarely ones which are related to my course. hehe. Oh, and I also cut class, sometimes. But i still pass anyway. Haha! beat that. I like to travel. Walk around, see new places, meet new people, and…find ‘amusement” (if you know what I mean)…read literature? study new languages? (wahaha! nerdo me). And meet women. Of different nationalities. ( I say die with envy!) 🙂
Oi ha! I know what you’re thinking. I’m actually a one-woman man. Once. But that stupid little girl L married this bloody Englishman!? …*%$##@@@$$% &^% &^$^^! [Really long curse word…it’s in Spanish]…Over me??!! ME??!! Rar! The jealousy stabs a dagger in my heart a thousand times while the bitterness leaves me constantly melancholy and my soul decays, slowly.

Anyway, to move on, I am still standing because i find strength and love in my motherland. I make sure I have enough supply of postage stamps so that I could receive news from home. But boy does it take them long to reply!

I also like to have my photo taken every once in a while, and I also like to pose for my friend, Juan Luna, for his paintings.

And. hehe, one embarrassing confession…In madrid I only take a bath once a month! hahahaha. Eh what can I do! It’s really expensive kasi eh!..But the positive thing is, I guess the women find my natural smell very sexy. Haha!

That’s it for now.

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Thank you for visiting my site.

Published in: on September 30, 2006 at 2:31 pm  Comments (2)