Monthly Archives: November 2007

Looking For That Perfect Christmas Gift?

The stores all over David reflect that the Christmas season is here. However, don’t forget that December 8, is Mother’s day in Panama. You may be looking for that perfect gift, either for your mother for Mother’s Day or another loved one for Christmas.Yesterday, I found a unique gift that says, “You are so special, that I bought you something very special.” Now I know, you want to maximize your dollars, so this gift should fit right in. No one wants to get something that everyone else is getting. What fun is that? How about a personalized gift? If it is personalized, then it will be one of a kind.

This idea will allow you to personalize the gift anyway you want. And did I mention it is inexpensive? A personalized gift, that is inexpensive. WOW. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

Ready for the details? Continue reading Looking For That Perfect Christmas Gift?

How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you’re on.

Every day I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I’ve stayed alive.

Need A 2 Person Jacuzzi

I just received the following email:

Hi Don,
Firstly, Happy Thanksgiving to you
Secondly, I cannot seem to log in. I would like to know if it is permissable to place an “ad” to sell my 2 person jacuzzi?

I am moving Saturday to Coronado and I don’t think this will fit on the truck.
It is barely used. Paid $2,000.00 6 months ago, re-varnished the redwood siding on it. It works very well…I will sacrifice it for $1,500.00 or put it in my neighbors yard if I cannot sell it before I go.
If you wouldn’t mind placing this on the forum (If it is permissable of course)
I tried to log on many times.
My user name is ohpanama
I am located in Algarrobos, south of Dolega & 10 mins north of Rey and Doit Center
my contact number is 6728-3101 or email

thank you Don!


Why does Panama have so many poor?

Maybe because I posted the piece on “Food For Thought”, or possible for some other reason, I received an email, with an attachment from a well known developer’s blog, entitled, “Why does Panama have so many poor?”

The quoted piece was authored by Michael J. Bonnell, and provides a list of reasons that “clearly” answer the question for the title of the Post. I am not posting the URL to the blog, because I take very little, that is written by any real estate, profit motivated publication, as valuable information.

Normally, I would pass on even commenting on such a article, but this one struck a nerve. Continue reading Why does Panama have so many poor?


Every morning I have several emails. I respond to any and all emails I receive. There are a couple of problems I would like to mention.

When you fill in the contact form with your email address, double check to make sure that you have written it correctly. I often reply and within seconds receive a messge stating that the email address is unknown.

Another problem is the one I just had, I received the following message which I have edited.

This report relates to a message you sent with the following header fields:

Message-id: <>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 06:59:38 -0500
From: Don Ray Williams
To: ******
Subject: Re: Chiriqui Chatter Chat – Contact

Your message cannot be delivered to the following recipients:

Recipient address: ******
Reason: Over quota

It doesn’t bother me, that the time I take to reply was wasted, but I don’t like knowing that someone didn’t get a reply and may think I just ignored the email.

Double check your address and make sure that your in box is not full.