I am José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was born in Calamba, Laguna. In 1877, at Ateneo Municipal de Manila, I graduated at the age of 16 with the highest honors. In 1878, I enrolled at University of Santo Tomas as a medical student then later quit at school, alleging discrimination against Filipino students by the Dominican professors.
In May 1882, I enrolled at the Universidad Central de Madrid, Spain. In June 1884, I received my medical degree at the age of 23; the following year, I graduated from the Philosophy and Letters department. Inspired by my mother's advancing blindness, I went to the University of Paris and then to the University of Heidelberg for further study in ophthalmology and finished my second doctorate at Heidelberg in 1887.
It was from him that I learned various types of surgery, including the cataract-surgery technique I used to treat my mother.
I am Dr. Louis de Wecker (1832–1906), one of the foremost ophthalmologists of the 19th century.
I am Norfenfals, one of the greatest novelist in Europe and I admired Rizal.
I accepted Rizal’s invitation to join him on a tour of Europe, particularly Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Switzerland, from May to June 1887. Also, I funded the cost of the publication of the novel.
I live a life in gratitude and I am grateful.
I left the Philippines because of an issue regarding my novel. Upon visiting Juan Perez Caballero, I met my girlfriend Seiko Usui.
Seiko Usui, also known as O Sei San, was a Japanese samurai's daughter.