It has been over 4 years since Silvia "died" and over 3 years since Kalike's last post. While we still get occasional comments from those who have just discovered Pepa and Silvia, we have moved on.
So for now, let this be the last lecture at Pepsi University - unless there is something else worthier of being the absolute last lecture.
We had one hell of a ride, I and my "lecturers": 198 posts and over 150,000 page views. We have made friendships, some confined to this blog, others extended beyond. We've exchanged phone calls and private emails. Yes, it was one hell of a ride.
And it was engendered by an obscure (to US viewers, at least) Spanish TV drama, and by 2 actresses who made it so real. Pepa and Silvia. PepSi. Pepa. Their relationship was like a meteor shower which briefly lit the sky. What a trite analogy. It was a dark and stormy night...
Marian Aguilera has done a play, a few movies, a new TV show. I actually even met her and confirmed for myself that she's really a nice, shy, gracious person away from the cameras. For a self-proclaimed Silvialogist, I realized that Marian was nothing like her small screen counterpart. Silvia was the product of some writers' minds, and that was all. We so wanted to make her real, but Marian was simply the actress who played her. She is not Silvia, nor would she ever be.
I follow Laura Sanchez on Twitter. I don't know why, but I do. She too has moved on, and even has a new guy, singer David Ascanio.
On a sadder note, my friend Dr. Booker, is going through some tough times. Please visit her blog and send her your best wishes - she was, after all, one of the pillars of this fictional world. Please keep her in your prayers. Or just say "thank you".