Daily Archives: March 15, 2010

Somewhere Over The Rainbow sung by Israel Kamakawiwo ‘Ole ‘IZ’ ‘

This morning as I was listening to Pandora. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” came on sung by Israel Kamakawiwo.

Israel was an artist that was loved by all of Hawaii and mourned by the world when he died. His memory lives on through his music and his music seems to always fit the world as I see it looking out of my window in Panama.

It just doesn’t get any better than this.

Dental Implant Special

I just received the following email from my dentist ( Dra. Miriam in Dental Esthetic).

From……: Dra. Miriam
Email…..: miriamperio@hotmail.com

Hi Don,

I am currently  offering dental  implants at $1,200 these normally cost around $1,500-$1,800  in Panama (and double or triple that in the USA),  I am  happy to give Chiriqui chatter followers a free evaluation, I have 11 years of experience and lots of references from satisfied implant clients, I use very high grade materials from the US.  The office is located at Plaza Mallorca in David City. please email miriamperio@hotmail.com for more details or call (507) 730-2826

Share Your Panama VPN Experience

I have been using VPN for a couple months now. The company I am using is ACEVPN. For the most part I am pleased, but it has not been perfect and I am not sure if the times I have performance problems are related to my specific VPN or to Cable Onda or to the sites I have been trying to access. If you have no idea what a VPN is or why you might want it, go back and read this previous post.

As I mentioned in another post, the primary reason I started this experiment was to access NetFlix for movies, which requires having a US IP address.

To this point, I haven’t felt that I consistently have performance that was good enough to sign up for NetFlix. Most of my testing has been using the HULU site, which has may TV programs and some movies. Sometimes it works well and sometimes it has buffering interruptions that would be intolerable if I were watching a NetFlix movie. Continue reading Share Your Panama VPN Experience


A little boy got lost at the YWCA and found himself in the women’s locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, “What’s the matter, haven’t you ever seen a little boy before?”