Monthly Archives: January 2010

Cerro Punta/ Volcan TOWN MEETING

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The monthly Cerro Punta/Volcan Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at our venue, Restaurante Polineth ( Paul’s) in Volcan on the road to Cerra Punta approximately 1/2 mile from the police station. In our meetings at this venue, Paul serves up many signature dishes for our palates. This month, Paul is featuring two new dishes, Passion Fruit Ginger Candied Chicken Wings, which Paul describes as “unbelievable,” and a Sweet n’ Sour Chicken plate. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM with discussion following the presentation. For your calendar, Town Meetings are always held on the second Wednesday of the month. Continue reading Cerro Punta/ Volcan TOWN MEETING

BAMBÚ LAMPANG, S. A. Authentic Thai Cuisine

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BAMBÚ LAMPANG, S. A. Authentic Thai Cuisine

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Tuesday Market, Feb 2BCP Center for Events, Boquete

Email us your order in advance


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Spring Rolls

Our most popular item.

Rice noodles, veggies & shrimp

In a hand-rolled rice paper wrap.

Served with homemade peanut sauce.

6 for $4 Continue reading BAMBÚ LAMPANG, S. A. Authentic Thai Cuisine

What Fun!

Yesterday, I stumbled onto a site called the Internet Archive. A very interesting site.  Here you can find a little bit of everything. One of the things I found was the first Flash Gordon serial “Space Soldiers.” I wasn’t born when these came out in the movie theaters, but I did get to see some on Saturday mornings when they were put on TV.

I would ride to my bike to my neighbor’s house who had the first TV in the Douglas, Oklahoma area. I am sure the black and white TV was no larger than 15 to 17 inches, but I thought it was a magic machine.

Buster Crabbe (aka Flash Gordon) was my idol. After watching the current episode, I would ride back home and pretend I was Flash fighting Ming the merciless ruler of the planet Mongo.

It is interesting to look back and recall a time gone by. If you were a Flash Gordon fan, you might like to return to the past as well and look at some vintage entertainment. Here is the link.

Look around the site for other things that my interest you. There is a link to the Gutenberg  Library and it has plenty of free e-books to download. Some are audio.

I can get lost on the Internet and do so often.

Tenis de Mesa de Chiriquí

A week ago, I posted an email on a table tennis club in David. Today, I was able to go take some photos. Here is the Chiriquí Tenis de Mesa.

Let me tell you that if you enjoy fooling around playing ping pong, then this is not the place for you. This is a serious Table Tennis club. If you understand and enjoy Table Tennis played as a sport, then this is the place to come.

As I mentioned in the previous post, the playing facility is located on the second floor across the street from where Banco BBVA used to be. See the previous post for a photo of the outside of the building.

The hours are 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM Monday through Saturday. You enter through the Salon as mentioned in the previous post and walk up the stairs. You will see the sign above and you will know you are in the right place.

When I entered, I was very impressed. I was greeted by Raul Miranda who explained their operations.

The prices are $1 per hour and currently there is a promotion special of $2 for the day.

The club membership rates follow: Continue reading Tenis de Mesa de Chiriquí

Being a Real Cut Up

I had a strange thing happen yesterday evening. I was in one of the dollar stores the other day and they had some marmalade from Argentina. It was a pretty good sized jar and only cost $1.25.

I normally buy a couple brands from El Rey ( both from France I think), but they run about $3+. Always on the lookout for a bargain, I picked up a jar. We had tried it yesterday morning and it was good. Then last night I decided to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I had made the sandwich and went to put the lid back on the jar. I had the bottom of the jar in my right hand and the lid in my left. As I turned the lid to get it tight, the bottom broke off in my right hand and and I sliced the palm of my hand wide open.

Blood went everywhere. I cant remember another time in my life when I have had a jar break like that. I don’t know if the jar had a fracture and was waiting to break or if it was especially thin delicate glass. I guess my great buy was not as great as I had thought.

I am not sure I want to buy another to test for a similar problem. The bleeding has stopped, but the hand will take a little while more to totally heal. When I saw the amount of blood, I wondered if I would need stitches. A cold salt water compress stopped the bleeding in about 30 minutes.

I doubt if this will happen to anyone else, but I thought I might mention my accident. Sense the hospitals in Panama do not store blood, we all should be looking for ways to to avoid the need for transfusions.

ACS Message January 29, 2010

The latest ACS message follows:

Dear Wardens: Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your area.

Thank you.

American Citizen Services Unit

Consular Section

U.S. Embassy, Panama

January 29, 2010



The Consular Section (including the American Citizen Services Unit) will be closed for training on Wednesday, February 3, 2010. In the event of an emergency, please call 207-7000.

On Thursday, February 4, 2010, the Consular Section will resume full operations with its regular schedule (please see

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