Monthly Archives: August 2009

KFC Is Open

KFC has opened its doors after the remodeling. It still doesn’t have the kiddo’s play area fitted out, but other than that, it is complete.

It looks like it has increased it seating area by at least 50%. It looks nice and has upgraded the menu display. It now used large screen flat panel TVs. These are similar to the ones used in Don Lee’s.

So far, it has been packed every day that I have driven by it. This is obviously a Panamanian favorite.

Clue In Boquete

I received a request to post the following:


Join us this Sunday, September 6 at 1:00 PM at Hotel Fundadores for a showing of CLUE (1985) starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Lloyd. A discussion will follow the movie for those who are interested.

Donation: $2.00.

Parking in the back of the hotel


SYNOPSIS: It’s not just a game anymore!  It’s a murderously funny movie based on the world-famous Clue board game. Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or Mrs. Peacock in the dining room with a lead pipe?  Meet all the notorious suspects and discover all their foul play. Watch their dastardly doings as the bodies and the laughs pile up before your eyes. Features three surprise endings!! (From

Look for Sunday at the Movies each first Sunday of the month.  Arrive by 12:45  pm to secure a good seat.  Bring your friends.

Our next movie, scheduled for October 4, is “Chinatown” (1974).


Calling ABC and CBS

CBS and ABC have been missing in action the entire day on Cable Onda. Hope it gets resolved before my evening shows come on.

UPDATE August 31, 2009 – Still don’t have ABC, CBS and CNN. There may be others. Yes, I did miss my Sunday evening shows. Grrrrrr!

UPDATE: 11:00 AM August 31, 2009 – The missing channels have returned.

Iglesia San Martin was Rocking

A youth group from Penonome provided the music at today’s service in Iglesia San Martin. They were a very energetic group and their energy was contagious. By the end of the service everyone was energetic.

I always enjoy seeing bright smiling faces and when they are filling the air with beautiful spirited music, that is even better.

I captured a short video of the group. The quality is poor. They has a good sound system and where I was sitting, they sounded great. However, when I moved to take the video, I was no longer in front of the speaker and many of the voices don’t come through as well as they did in person.

I really enjoyed their music and this post is my way of saying “Thank You” for visiting our church.

Car Service

You may be wondering how my car service went. Well, I guess it went fair. There are definitely things that could have been done differently and I would have been more satisfied.

I was almost due for my 80,000 KM service on MY Daihatsu Terios. I bought it new and have religiously taken it to the dealer for service. My Terios gets service every 10,000 KM. It has always been reasonably priced in my opinion.

Even though I was about 500 KM early, I decided to take it is because I have been having a strange problem with the starter. Sometimes it startes fine and sometimes it doesn’t want to turn over. It acts different than a problem with a bad battery.

I went in earlier this week to set an appointment. I told them I wanted to have the 80,000 service, but I especially wanted them to identify what my starter problem was. They set the appointment knowing that I wanted both done. Continue reading Car Service

What Was Your Experience

I received the following email.

From……: donna

Has anyone out there gone through the residency process?
What were the requirements? How long did it take? Who was your lawyer?
We have been strung along for almost 9 months and are in need of help from people who understand what it takes and how to do it.
Please respond.

This is what I responded. Continue reading What Was Your Experience