Hollywood Dream Come True
Cacatian from Colombia
my childhood I had the dream to see
California. From movies and magazines I
knew a lot about the dazzling world of
my childhood I had the dream to see California.
From movies and magazines I knew a lot about the
dazzling world of Hollywood. I was maybe eleven or
twelve years old when I read many papers and
magazines about the lives and love affairs of movie
was fascinated reading about the luxurious houses
where they lived and the cars that they drove. I
wished some day I would be able to see the place
where it was happening.
later, I came to California to visit some friends.
It was great for me because finally I could see my
favorite places. I planned to spend my time with my
friends and to visit many places. I went to
Disneyland, the Chinese Theater, the stars' Hall of
Fame and the beach.
I saw the Beverly Hills mansions, I felt excited.
When I visited Universal Studios, I was very
surprised how they could represent the ocean in a
small lake, the Vietnam war on a piece of land, and
a street in New York, London or Paris without real
buildings. I admired the technological advances,
but I understood that Hollywood is an unreal world.
It's just a dream, but I made my dream come
This story was selected from Julia Karet's ESL
writing project at Chaffey Community College:
Look Book Project.
natural disaster stories:
for One Night
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