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21 QUESTIONS: Raphael Torres

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Name: Raphael Torres

Age: 18

Town: North San Juan.



My family: Mom, dad, half-brother Alejandro, 15.

School: Adult Education, Nevada Joint Union High School District.




Year: Senior.

My best subject: Electronics.

The subject that I find hardest: History.

My proudest moment: When I picked up the guitar. My grandfather was Spanish and he played the flamenco. When he died, that’s about the time I did it — about six years. I dedicate my guitar playing to him.

What I was like when I was in kindergarten: I was really outgoing. I wasn’t shy like most kids. I was an artist ever since I was a little kid.

How my friends would describe me: I don’t know. Probably just being outgoing, fun to be around. Pretty funny. I’m good at guitar, that’s what everybody says.

If you knew only one thing about me, this is what it should be: That I treat everybody as an equal. That I give everybody a chance to be my friend.

The one thing that always makes me laugh: Shawn Ryley (a co-worker at Record Connection) always makes me laugh.

My favorite movie, and why: “Gone in 60 seconds,” because I love fast cars.

The best book I’ve ever read and why: “Alice in Wonderland,” because it’s totally out there. It’s the weirdest story.

My favorite music: Heavy metal.

My hobbies and interests: Playing guitar, playing basketball, working.

The place I’d like most to visit: Europe and Spain.

What I want to do with my life: I want to be in a heavy metal band. I want to build guitars and amplifiers.

What I plan to do to reach my goals: Keep working on playing the guitar. Keep my band together. Further my studies in electronics, as well as guitar and amplifier design.

The one thing I’d like to give the world: I would like to give them music that gives a way for people to vent their aggression in a positive way.

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