When did you first hear about Star Wars?

This post is an entry to the Star Wars Moleskine giveaway by Avalon.ph

Yes, I still owe a post about the last day of our trip – more Joon time, Victoria Peak, the Symphony of Lights, and a final stroll around Tsim Sha Tsui – but I couldn’t resist entering Avalon.ph’s raffle. The prize is a Star Wars Moleskine. How freaking awesome is that? 😀

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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I first heard about Star Wars during the summer of 1998. We were staying in my dad’s cousin’s house in Florida. My dad was on a couch, watching some movie on VHS. Being the curious/annoying child that I was, I decided to pepper him with questions while he was watching the movie.

Me: “Who’s the tall guy with the funny mask?”

Dad: “That’s Darth Vader.”

Me: “Who’s the short guy in black?”

Dad: “That’s the Emperor.”

Me: “What are they doing?”

Dad: “Sit down and watch the movie.”

The movie was “Return of the Jedi“. Little did I know that this movie (and the two more that I watched relentlessly on VHS, plus the three new movies I caught on opening day) would change my life forever.

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