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15 Interesting Facts About Plato


15 Interesting Facts About Plato
Copyright 2013 by OurHappySchool.com
The Greek philosopher from Athens named PLATO is one of the most important figures of the ancient Greek world and th
e entire history of Western thought. Let’s know more about him by reading this article.
Here are 15 interesting things about Plato:

1. Plato is just a nickname and his actual name is Aristocles (ask.com)

2. The nickname Plato (which means “broad” or “wide” in Greek) was given to him in reference to his broad shoulders. (platophilosophymrj.blogspot.com)

3. Plato was born in 428 BC and he died in 347 BC (ask.com).

10 Interesting Things About Dolphy

Rodolfo Vera Quizon Jr., popularly known as Dolphy, was born on July 25, 1928 in Calle Padre Herrera (now P. Herrera St.) in Tondo, Manila. He is the eldest of ten (10) children. He is also known as Pidol and Golay in the Philippine show business, being a comedian-actor in the country.
The following are some interesting things about Dolphy:

1. Dolphy shined shoes, worked at a pants factory, hauled heavy loads at the pier, and drove a calesa. At one point, he even made money by sorting bottles. (spot.ph)

2. His father was Melencio Espinosa-Quizon, a ship mechanic, and his mother was Salud Vera Quizon. (imdb.com)

Gertrude Beckett: Jose Rizal's Fling in London

Copyright 2013 by Jensen DG. Mañebog

SHE HELPED JOSE RIZAL mix his colors for painting and prepared the clay for his sculpturing, hoping that a colorful romantic relationship would be formed between them.

Gertrude was the daughter of Rizal’s landlord—Charles Beckett who is an organist at St. Paul’s Church in London. Coming from brief stay in Japan and the United States of America, Rizal chose to live in the capital city of the United Kingdom on May, 1888.

The oldest of the ‘three’ (some say ‘four’) Beckett sisters, Gertrude (also called ‘Gettie’ or ‘Tottie’) was a curvy lady with cheerful blue eyes, brown hair, rosy cheeks, and thin lips. (Based on the pictures of Rizal’s ‘girlfriends’ now available over the internet, one can even argue that Gertrude is the most beautiful.)

10 Funny Things About Pinoy (Filipinos)

10 Funny Things About Pinoy (Filipinos)

Filipinos, the people in the Philippines, are arguably great people. They always find way to make hard things easy, and they would always laugh about problems without necessarily becoming irresponsible.
          The following are some funny things about Pinoy:

1. Filipinos use laundry detergent to wash your dishes. (symbianize.com)

2. Filipinos ask for 'Colgate' instead of toothpaste. (symbianize.com)

3. Filipinos’ common names for their pet dogs are ‘whitie’, ‘blackie,’ and ‘bantay’.

10 Reasons Many Filipinos Do Not Like Emilio Aguinaldo



Emilio Aguinaldo became the first president of the Philippines at age 28. He is the face of 5 peso coin and, well, a general who fought for the Philippine independence way back Spanish and American eras. He was born on March 22, 1869 and died on February 6, 1964 at the age of 94. Having long life, he is the only president who had outlived the most number of successors.
But are you seriously sure that you know everything about this guy? Maybe you have heard some people calling this hero not so good names. The following are 10 reasons Emilio Aguinaldo is not that well loved.

1. He is a traitor. While in Katipunan, he was the parasite that slowly ate the integrity of the organization by making few treachery attempts: ranging from declaring his own government inside Katipunan itself to not aiding Bonifacio’s half in the battle. (wikipedia.org)

Allan Pineda: An Apl of the Pearl of the Orient Seas

“I'm proud of my culture.. I'm always proud of who I am”- Apl.de.Ap

WHEN PEOPLE WOULD SAY that someone famous internationally has a Filipino blood, I was often disinterested. At the back of my mind, I can’t help but think “Totoo ba yan? Sus. Makikisawsaw na naman tayo. ” My reaction was the same with Allan Pineda, more commonly known as Apl.de.Ap.
Back then, I always thought that if someone is a Filipino, just let him say so himself. Sometimes I feel as if we’re just forcing them to admit their roots, when in fact, they don’t really want to acknowledge it. However, this man did more than I expected. This man showed me what a real Filipino is like. He is even more Filipino than most of us. Let’s get to know him more, shall we?

Juan Luna: The Painter Who Painted His Own Destiny

Do you know who painted the famous Spoliarium? Yes, that’s right, it’s Juan Luna, a name we often hear when we were in elementary and high school. But do you know his other accomplishments and downfalls?
Below are 10 interesting and controversial facts about our National artist, Juan Luna.

1. Juan Novicio Luna was born on October 23, 1857 in Badoc, Ilocos, Philippines. (socyberty.com)

2. He was the third among the seven children of Don Joaquin Luna de San Pedro y Posadas and Doña Laureana Novicio y Ancheta. (wikipedia.org)

Seiko Usui: Jose Rizal's Japanese Girlfriend

If only Jose Rizal had no patriotic mission and no political will, he would have married her and settled in Japan for good.  
It was during Rizal’s second trip abroad when he met Seiko Usui. From Hong Kong, he arrived in Japan in February 1888 and moved to the Spanish Legation in the Azabu district of Tokyo upon the invitation of an official in the legation.
One day, Rizal saw Seiko passing by the legation in one of her daily afternoon walks. Fascinated by her charm, Rizal inquired and learned from a Japanese gardener some basic information about her. The next day, Rizal and the Japanese gardener waited at the legation gate for Seiko. Acting as a go-between and interpreter, the gardener introduced the gracious Filipino doctor and the pretty Japanese woman to each other. The gardener’s role as intermediary was cut short however when Seiko spoke in English. She also knew French, and so she and Rizal began to converse in both languages.

Suzanne Jacoby: Jose Rizal's Fling

When Jose Rizal left her place, her dream was to follow him and to travel with the Filipino lover boy who was always in her thoughts.
Suzanne Jacoby was a Belgian lady whom Rizal met when he was 29. To somewhat economize in his living expenses, he left the expensive city of Paris and went to Belgium in January 1890. Along with his friend Jose Albert, Rizal arrived in Brussels on February 2 and stayed in the boarding house managed by two Jacoby sisters, Suzanne and Marie (some references say “Catherina and Suzanna”). It was said that Rizal had a transitory romance with the petite niece of his landladies, Suzanne.

10 Interesting Things About Jean-Paul Sartre

 Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the Philosophy of existentialism, and one of the leading figures in 20th century French Philosophy and Marxism.
The following are 10 interesting things about Jean-Paul Sartre:

1. Jean-Paul Sartre was born on June 21, 1905 in Paris, France. He was a notorious chain smoker. – (Wikipedia.org)

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