Alright, so I'm slightly nostalgic that we had our last official class yesterday. Where has the time gone?
As I'm writing up my last paper (which, by the way, THANK YOU DR. A. FOR PUTTING ME IN TOUCH WITH PERLA FARIAS! She emailed me back and I about had a heart attack!), I'm realizing how well-versed we are in telenovelas now. I mean, really- think about it. Not only do we know about all the history, but we know about codes, we know about the different types of telenovelas, we know about production and consumption... we even know people now! From Marisa to Ruxi, all the way to Alberto Gomez and (I pray this works on Sunday) Leonardo Padron and Roque Valero. WE EVEN MET DR. A's MOM!
So let's recap some of the highlights of the semester and what we've gotten out of it:
-Our surprise visit from Marisa: we now know how tricky Dr. A can actually be.
-Watching our own telenovelas (and perhaps falling in love): this actually improved my Spanish skills. I don't know about anyone else.
-The world really is a smaller place (thanks to Skype, etc.): it's been unreal to be able to use technology to talk to people all around the world. We've read blogs from people who live all over the world. You can't say that it's a pretty amazing thing to know how small the world is thanks to all the social media that's around the world.
It's been a whirlwind of a semester and I know that it's only the beginning of telenovelas as a part of our own culture. I'm about to order "Todos Quieren con Marilyn" and "Juana la Virgen" to watch. Anyone wanna come with me?
Thanks for everything, Dr. A. You've made your passion a part of our lives too.