This is not a blog.  But friends still ask me about the lecture of Dr. Ambeth Ocampo last Saturday at the Ayala Museum.  What can I tell you? Ambeth rocks.  And I sooo love his topic ( QUERIDAS NI RIZAL: Love and Sex in the Philippine History ). Love and Sex beat Politics and Religion as hot topics, ei?

No editing. Just downloaded photos, and jotted down whatever i remembered 😉  Sorry I missed the other ‘women’.

It was packed!

So, this is for those of you who missed this event.  The photos tell the story. Enjoy. Learn.

#1 First Love: Feisty Segundina. Right Girl; Wrong Time?

#2 Leonor Rivera : As Drawn By Jose Rizal

#3 The Lesser-Known Leonor (Orang)

#5 Rizal's Cute-sy Japanese GF

#6 Dear Gertrude!

#7 Boustead Sisters with Juan Luna's Wife & Mother-In-Law (before Luna shot them dead)

#8 Nelly Boustead

i love Marcelo Del Pilar's sense of humour. and this was in the 1890s!

#10 Naughty Suzanne?

Hmmmm.....naughty boy. For sure, they were not just playing scrabble!

#13 Josephine Bracken


Guess what Rizal's doing here. Must have inspired the title of the Lecture.

Rizal Multi-Tasking! Was that the Noli he was writing?

Name's Peter. Peter Rizal? Peter Mercado?

In His Handwriting...... Just Before His Execution

What do you think? Cast your vote!

Burial Shot?

Teodora Alonzo With the National Hero's Skull?