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Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Monday, 28 June 2004. Posted in 2004

One of the reasons why Albert Einstein was against time travel into the future was the Chaos Theory. This theory postulates that as you go further into the future, the certainty of where you are and the circumstances you will find yourself diminishes the farther you go into the future. This is caused by the increasing multitude of possibilities that could occur along the way, as the millions upon billions of choices that make up each person’s choices are so variable that a particular future might very well not exist if one or another choice were to differ. If you watched Back to the Future, you’ll notice that traveling to the future is quite easy because they didn’t take into account the other possibilities that might happen along the way to that future. All the what ifs and what if nots here become a paramount concern because predestination might not actually exist and therefore the freedom of action of each and every person might very well have incredibly vast effects on the future.

Graduation jitters

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Sunday, 16 February 2003. Posted in 2003

Another eon has passed since I last posted anything here. Its either I’m way too lazy to write or I’m just too busy with schoolwork. Unfortunately, the latter holds true because no matter how lazy I am, I know that I’d still find time to write even a little bit.

First of all, the pressure is killing me. Maybe I don’t show it but I assure you its there and I am getting quite anxious about finals week and graduation. Despite my attempts to keep it at bay, the big traditional question keeps popping up: what the heck am I going to do after college? No, I do not have an answer.

Classwork, Hell Month begins, dreams, and birthday greetings

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Saturday, 25 January 2003. Posted in 2003

I’m just waiting around for my groupmates Ann, Jules, and Raffy to get here so we can start working on our company audit of William, Gothong, and Aboitiz, Inc. (WG&A). This mini project for our Policy Implementation class is probably going to be the best effort we’ve ever done in class and that’s saying a lot already. I don’t mean to be boastful or self-assured but we really have raised the par in the format of the reports in this class. Last semester, we started by introducing the element of fun into the discussions by having a game before the actual discussions of the company’s structure, problems, opportunities, strategies, the four matrices, a SWOT analysis, and the group’s own recommendation. Since this is the last time we’ll be reporting in class, we decided to up the ante even more by devising a scripted report, like a real news cast that would, in effect, make all our video footage look as if they were done live. If all goes well, this will really blow the socks of Mr. Sabug!

Graduation fears, end of the year stuff

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Tuesday, 31 December 2002. Posted in 2002

I’m having mixed feelings what the future brings. This may be nothing more than a case of the by now, standard upcoming new year jitters but I think I’ve got reason to believe that this may be a pivotal time where every decision I make will have far-reaching consequences that I can’t even begin to fathom. Sounds scary, doesn’t it?


on Sunday, 15 April 2001. Posted in 2001

Well, its been about a week now since Kit and I broke up and I think I’m coping with it pretty well. Sure, I’m still a bit rough around the edges and thinking about still gets me a bit teary-eyed but I can control it now. I try not to think about it and I’m getting better at it. But there are times when I lie in bed and embrace my pillow and still say her name. I still want her but not as much as I used to. Maybe after the previous pains and frustrations I’ve gone through I’m getting numb to it all. Well, I hope not. I wouldn’t want to be an insensitive, stone-hearted guy after all this is done.

The Road to Take

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Saturday, 13 May 2000. Posted in 2000

Looking at my the date stamp on my previous entry, it has been ages since I last wrote anything in here and I’ve got a lot to tell you about so you can catch up on my life. Well, I first of all, I’m taking up advanced summer classes so that I’ll be all ready to compensate for my shifting or my plans of taking up a double major. I’m taking up FIL 14 and CHN 1 right now and they I’m doing pretty okay in both. I’m not excelling, that much is apparent but I’m not failing either.


Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Saturday, 25 March 2000. Posted in 2000

The second semester is finally over and I’ve just finished the second day of my summer vacation. It just doesn’t seem all that fun when I’m smack in the middle of something I’ve been desiring since the start of the school year. Something is holding me back and I don’t know what it is. Its right there, right there in the back of my head, the bottom of my heart, and the tip of my tongue. I just can’t put my finger on it. Its like in the Matrix, I’m searching for the answer to the question.

Hell Week part II

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Sunday, 19 March 2000. Posted in 2000

Another week has gone by and thank God I’m still alive. Yup, you heard me, I’m still pretty much the same old person I was last week. Probably a little less tired but still fatigued nonetheless. I’ve survived a whole week of looming deadlines, last-minute quizzes, and a math long test (which I failed, by the way!).

Up to date

Written by Raymond Santos Estrella on Saturday, 11 March 2000. Posted in 2000

It’s been a little over a month since I last wrote in this journal and I’ve got a lot to bring you up to date on. Well, I’ve been downloading movie scripts for the past month and to tell you the truth, I’m addicted. There’s just something about being the director, the costume designer, the actors and the special effects committee all at the same time. There’s that natural high that comes from getting your imagination all worked up. It’s just something that you get from reading something and having all those characters act it all out in your head.