Monthly Archives: August 2008

WELCOME HOME CEREMONIES FOR IRVING SALADINO

I justy received the following email on today’s celebration in Panama City:

WELCOME HOME CEREMONIES FOR IRVING SALADINO MAY BE SEEN TODAY, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21  FROM 10 A.M. AT THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES:
www.tvn-2.com
www.telemetro.com
www.rpctv.com
EL REGRESO/RECIBIMIENTO DE IRVING SALADINO A PANAMA SE PODRA DISFRUTAR HOY, JUEVES 21 DE AGOSTO A PARTIR DE LAS 10 A.M. EN LAS SIGUIENTES PAGINAS WEB:
www.tvn-2.com
www.telemetro.com
www.rpctv.com
VEASE LA GALERIA DE FOTOS DE LA PRENSA DE IRVING SALADINO EN LA SIGUIENTE PAGINA WEB:
VIEW LA PRENSA’S PHOTO GALLERY OF IRVING SALADINO AT THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE:
http://prensa.com/galeria_especial/2008/08/19/index.htm
Carm
Carmela L. Gobern
Editor, Panama Cyberspace News
www.panamacybernews.com
Tel. (507) 314-0398
goberncl@cwpanama.net

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August 21 Is A Pamama Government Holiday

I feel certain that most people know that tomorrow has been declared a Panama Government Holiday. Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda winning the Gold medal is the reason for the holiday and there will be celebrations tomorrow to welcome the return of Panama’s first Olympic Gold Medal winner.

I have a very good friend from Colon and I know she will be very excited as will all Panamanians and Panamanian transplants.

I Feel Good!

I really feel good today. Maybe it is because I surround myself with such nice, positive people. One especially makes me happy to be alive. I wish I had written the words in this video because they sort of express how I feel. This is a song made famous by Alison Krauss. The first video is with Paulina Rubio & Ronan Keating. It provides some lyrics in Spanish.

If you have a special someone and never can find the right words to express how you feel, maybe this video will assist you. Call them in. Tell them to relax and listen to this video because they really complete you.

Here is the original by Alison Krause. You can choose the one that you like best.

Mara Pan in David


A recent comment reminded me that I hadn’t posted the following photos. I stopped in Mara Pan the other day. This is one of the best pandarias in David. Their cakes are as good as I think you can buy here. They make a cake called Flan Escondido (Hidden Flan) that is really special.

Here is a photo of one of their cake cases from the other day. The brown cake in the center is a German Chocolate cake and I wanted to buy it.

The next special occasion, I am going to pick one up. It was priced at $14.00. Here is a closer look.

While I think their bread is good by David standards, it is still basic white bread to me.

Mara Pan is located on the same street as IDAAN, but in the previous block.

To Linux or Not To Linux – That Is The Question

I had friend ask what it would take, for him to move to Linux. He was having some problems with his Windows XP system and was tired of the aggravation. I decided to go take a look at his setup and see if he was a good candidate.

The first thing I did was ask why he wanted to change from XP. He said that with all of the recent electrical storms he was disconnecting his PC to protect it. When he reconnected it, it had forgotten the date and time and his security package was no longer working.

Ok, first things first. The loss of memory had nothing to do with Windows XP, but indicated that the CMOS battery on the motherboard was dead. That needed to be replaced, no matter what we decided about Linux.

Most people are afraid to open up a PC case. Fixing the battery problem can be done by just about anyone. You just have to know that the battery is going to be located some where on the motherboard and all motherboards, that I know of, use the same battery. It is a flat battery that is a little smaller than a nickel. The battery cost me $2.00.

Replacing the battery took care of the memory loss problem. Don’t you wish we humans could just go get a new battery and our memory would be refreshed? Ah, if human maintenance were so simple. Continue reading To Linux or Not To Linux – That Is The Question

I Really Miss Good Bread

Last Saturday, I had a pizza for lunch at my now favorite pizza spot in David. Pino always gives us a couple small slices of bread that he makes to tide you over until the pizza comes. I think this bread is a real treat. It has the hint of sourdough, but I am not sure what it is. The slices are about 2 inches in diameter and he covers then with some topping.

I wish some of the panderias, in David, would go have pizza at Pino’s so they could learn how to make the bread. I guarantee, I would buy several loaves every week if it were for sale. Most bread that you buy here is pretty blah. I am about getting ready to start making my own bread.

That reminds me. Does anyone know where I can buy dill seed (semillas de eneldo)?

I really miss good bread!