The other day I needed to make two large ATM withdrawals. I expected to make $600 withdrawals. The first day I used two accounts because one account is limited to $500 and the other account is much higher.
When I counted the money later, I noticed that the Banco Universal ATM in El Rey had only given me $500. I checked the account on the Internet and saw that it only took $500 from the account. I was pretty sure I had asked for $600, which is not an automatic selection and has to be entered manually, but thought I might have made a mistake.
The next morning I went to the same ATM and carefully entered $600. When the money came out it was $500. The Internet has verified that only $500 was removed from the account. Continue reading Banco Universal ATM Limits
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Panama was on a tsunami watch for a while, but it has been removed from the list. That is the largest earthquake I can remember.
So far, I only read of 78 deaths. How can that be?
UPDATE 1: I see that Chile is recorded as having the largest earthquake on record in 1960. It was 9.5 on the Richter scale. They have obviously been through this before and their building codes must be better than other parts of the world. Makes me wonder about Panama’s building codes. I just won’t think about that anymore or I won’t sleep tonight.
UPDATE 2: I have had an enormous number of hits on the Tsunami warning post of August 16, 2007. I believe it is safe to say that Panama is out of the woods on the current warning. I believe current warnings have expired for Panama.
Yesterday was a day that was very interesting for Lucca. We both went to Yanni’s Salon ( my favorite barber) and had some hair removed.
Then yesterday afternoon, Lucca went to a neighbor’s house, that just happens to be a dentist in Bugaba, and he got rid of two lower loose teeth that had been bothering him.
Wonder if he can whistle now.
UPDATE: Lucca was visited last night by “El Raton Perez– the rat”. Panama does not have a tooth fairy; it has a rat instead. El Raton left him $2.00 for his two teeth. I guess ratons are not effected by the world economic situation. No wonder the members of congress in the US are so caviler. It must be integral to the species.
Take life with a pinch of salt… A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.
This morning I stopped by the King’s School, which I posted information about the other day.
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I need to take a new photo of the store front and when I do, the following photo and this statement will be removed. I just forgot this morning.
This morning I finally had a chance to visit the new Felipe Motta Store in Plaza El Terronal. I viewed the store with Gina Munoz, who told me that this store is the second largest Felipe Motta store in Panama. If I understood Gina correctly, Motta is the importer of all liquors into Panama,
This is a high quality store and a nice addition to the family of stores that are part of the second phase of Plaza El Terronal.
As you enter the store, you will be greeted by a well organized store containing a large selection of beer, wine, liquor, and all sorts of things to create a party.
I don’t have photos of all that is available in the store, but you should get a fair idea of what they have from the photos that I did take.
This photo gives an idea of the depth of the store. On the left are displays of chips, nuts and other goodies. Continue reading Felipe Motta Wine Store