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Articles in Category: 1997

Caught in the Act!!!

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Saturday, 04 October 1997. Posted in 1997

Yesterday was definitely not my day. It started out normal. I went through the day, my normal happy, smiling self. That’s when it stopped. It was lunch time, so I decided to skip lunch and go to the boys’ CR in the covered court. I met with a few of my friends and asked for a stick of cigarettes. I smoked and asked for a second, then a third. That’s when disaster struck. My music teacher came in and caught me. Actually there were three of us. I don’t know what I was thinking. Two was enough. Three was my downfall. I got called by the head teacher. She made a behavior report but didn’t give it to me yet. She told me to go to Mrs. Guillermo, a high-ranking school official. She told me that I should be honest with her and tell her everything. Obviously, I can’t. Too many will go down with us three if I tell her. Then she told me to come back at 2:45, so I did. Then she told me to come back on Monday. I’m still wondering as it is at what will happen and what I will do. I guess I can tell my Mom about it but my Dad’s another story. He’ll be very upset with me and I do mean upset as in flaming, red hot smoke out of the ears and nose kind of upset. I wish I never learned to smoke. I wish I never went there in the first place. If only I could have foreseen it. If only I had been more keen to what was happening around me or if I hadn’t taken that third stick. I’ll be regretting this for a long, long time. But the problem right now is if I should tell my mom already or tell her on Monday. I am faced with a big dilemma. What should I do? I’ve heard somewhere that I should follow what my heart and morals say. Well, I think they say that I should come clean and tell her the whole truth. Then again, I heard that you should follow your instincts too. Well, I believe that my instincts tell me to tell her only what she needs to know.

Best. Sequel. Ever.

on Wednesday, 21 May 1997. Posted in 1997

As the title says, I have just watched the sequel to the best movie ever made! Yeah, it’s The Empire Strikes Back. I also watched this one in Dolby Digital Sound so the movie experience was amazing. This movie continues the story in STAR WARS. The Rebels may have destroyed the Death Star but the Empire is far from defeated. The rebels’ fight has just begun and it first takes place on the ice planet Hoth, where we see Luke and Han riding tauntauns, dinosaur-like animals that can survive the tremendous cold of the planet. Next, a probe droid launched by the Empire lands on the planet and Luke goes to check it out. He is then attacked by a wampa, a native monster kind of like a polar bear, but bigger and walks upright. Anyway, he was brought to the wampa’s cave unconscious, but regains his wits and uses the force for the second time in his life to get his lightsaber on the ground and kill the ugly white beast. He runs far away from the cave and is found by Han Solo. By now, Luke is suffering from hypothermia and needs to be heated quickly. Han splits the belly of his tauntaun, a horse-like lizard creature, and puts freezing Luke inside. The next morning, they are found by rebel scouts and given medical treatment. A few days later,

Best. Movie. Ever.

on Tuesday, 06 May 1997. Posted in 1997

Today, I was a witness to science-fiction history. A milestone in movie history. A futuristic myth of a time long, long ago and a galaxy far, far away… Yes, I watched STAR WARS!!! On the 20th anniversary of it’s premier, creator George Lucas had Industrial Light and Magic recreat scenes and enhance the sound for this truly Special Edition movie. It was amazing! It was breathtaking in all of it’s scenes! Roaring Digital Sounds! Two thumbs up! Absolutely the best!