10 January 1884
Rizal received two letters: one from his uncle Antonio dated
December 2 and the other from Paciano dated November 30.
11 January 1884
In Madrid, Rizal was visited by Antonio Aguirre. Later, he
went to class and met Pareda there.
12 January 1884
Rizal went to the theatre. He enjoyed seeing the "El
Octavo No Mentir" and "Un Año Mas."
13 January 1884
In the afternoon, in the house of the Paterno’s, Rizal
extended the meeting of the Filipino students
15 January 1884
Rizal and other Filipino students in Madrid attended the
birthday party of Pablo Ortiga y Rey. There was a dance.
16 January 1884
In the morning, Rizal went to class. After his class, he
visited his patient on the number 10 bed who thanked Rizal for the
help he extended. The patient recovered immediately.
17 January 1884
He went with Llorente to witness the proceedings in the
senate. At 6:00 p.m., after more than 5 hours of waiting outside,
they were able to enter the hall.
18 January 1884
Rizal was not able to attend his classes due to the
demonstrations of the students of the College of Law and the College
of Medicine against the Minister of Finance.
20 January 1884
Rizal met Valentin Ventura and Rafael. He sent to C.O. (Consuelo
Ortiga) a piece of guimaras cloth. He bought a tenth part of a
lottery ticket for three pesetas.
21 January 1884
He went to class. The students of the College of Law still
refused to enter. They wanted the abolition of the decrees. Rizal
thru Eduardo Lete, receive the thanks of C.O. guimaras cloth.
23 January 1884
Rizal visited the artist Estevan and Melecio. He meet Antonio
and Maximino and later Pedro. The Pateros requested him to exhibit
his photos, but Rizal refused because the pictures contained
24 January 1884
Rizal was visited by Valentin Ventura. The strike of the
students in the University of San Carlos was settled and the
students of the College of Law entered their classes
25 January 1884
Rizal had a sad dream. He dreamed the returned home,
but what a sad reception! His parents did not meet him.
26 January 1884
Rizal with Estevan Figueroa, Sanmarti, Eduardo Lete and
Rafael went to the house of Etermes Figueron. This was the most
peaceful reunion the Filipinos had.
27 January 1884
He had a picture taken in the house of Otero. He was visited
by Maximino and Antonio Paterno. They planned to see the Ateneo,
Madrid, but the weather did not permit them.
28 January 1884
He visited the Ateneo with Antonio and Maximino it was
beautiful, wide and well decorated. He met beautiful girl at the
door of his neighbor’s house.
29 January 1884
He attended the Masquerade ball in Madrid in which he enjoyed
by dancing every piece. There were two masked person who were joking
him but whom he did not recognize.
30 January 1884
Rizal sent three letters to the Philippines, one for his
uncle Antonio Rivera, another for Jose Cecilio (Chengoy) and the
other for Lolay. He sent also newspapers: El Imperial, El Dia and El
31 January 1884
Rizal made an accounting of his one month expenses. For the
month of January, he spent a total of 329.63 pesetas.
1 February 1884
He went to the theatre of Eslava to hear politics and
bull-fighting. Later he went to the Café de Madrid.
2 February 1884
Rizal in the Filipino students were gathered in the house of
D. Paul, to discuss the affairs of the association.
3 February 1884
He was visited by the Cortabitarte sisters accompanied by
their mother. He receive them amiably.
4 February 1884
He stayed at home, seriously reviewing his lesson for the
5 February 1884
He visited Valentin Ventura who was slight sick of
6 February 1884
Rizal felt sad for the death of hid professor in History, D.
Federico Lara. Of the professor, Rizal said: "very nice person,
at least by the little I knew of him."
7 February 1884
He witnessed the discussion between the two Spaniards in the
street of Lobo, one sustained that all Spaniards are brave and the
other, that not all are brave.
9 February 1884
He was very much disgusted of the result of the "La
Macosta" which he saw for 2.10 pesetas.
10 February 1884
Rizal had a work around the University District. Later, he
went to see Consuelo Ortiga.
13 February 1884
He sent letters to his uncle Rivera and to his family, the
latter with a picture.
17 February 1884
Rizal made operation on arterial vein in the Hospital de la
25 February 1884
He attended the carnival where he saw at his side a beautiful
girl, with blue eyes and a pleasant smile.
7 March 1884
Rizal performed an operation with Mariani. In the evening, he
attended English lecture conducted by a Mr. Schuts in the Ateneo de
9 March 1884
He was visited by Cunanan and Valentin Ventura. They talked
on various matters.
11 March 1884
Rizal receive an information from his uncle Antonio to the
effect the Sra. Ticang became crazy.
- He bought a German on this day.
15 March 1884
He visited D. Quintin Meynet in Atocha Street, Madrid. Later
He and Eduardo Lete, Sanmarti, Paco Esquivel and Esteven Figueroa
were gathered in the house of Pablo Ortiga.
19 march 1884
He receive postcards from Pepe Esquivel, Aguirre, from the
family of Ruiz , Eriate, D. Pablo y Carillo, Pedro Paterno.
30 March 1884
Rizal wrote letters for home, for Leonor Rivera and for his
uncle Antonio Rivera.
31 March 1884
He enjoyed his visit with the family of V: talked with the
children. For him, this day was full of recollections. He realized
that days ran fast.