I received the following request for posting:
I wonder if you might post this. Our friends at the Las Nubes EcoHaven (http://www.aslaap.org/) are missing Kaiser, a marvelous Rottweiler.
And again I want to let you know just what a great job you do. Aside from our very keen interest in Chiriqui, I use chiriquichatter.net as an example of what a blog really should be.
Best to you.
SE BUSCA – RECOMPENSA $1,000
Raza: ROTTWEILER (NO PURO)
Cola: LARGA (NO CORTADA)
Orejas: SIN CORTAR
Color: CUERPO NEGRO CON PATAS Y HOCICO CHOCOLATES
Fecha de desaparición: 27/Marzo/2011
Lugar de desaparición: Las Nubes, Cerro Punta
Celular: 67409654 – 69508284 – 65874192
Residencial: 7712680 – 7300205 – 7704128
Photos can be seen HERE.
Thinking To Back When
By Don Ray Williams
March 29, 2011
Do you ever spend any time, thinking to back when?
When you were younger, more energetic, healthier and then,
Something jolts you to the present, and what you find today,
Is one that’s older, more lethargic, somewhat infirm and grey.
What happened to all those years, that were between then and now?
Where did they go? How did they slip by so fast? Really I ask you, HOW?
Some say if I’d done this or I’d done that, I know things would be better.
For me, I say live for today and don’t be a regretter.
Hindsight is 20/20, I have often heard it said,
So put off worrying about the past until the day after you’re dead.
I spend very little time, thinking to back then,
I think only of the future, and when asked about activities, I just say “When”?
I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted paychecks.
Last night I read about a huge fire that occurred on Calle Cuatro downtown. I needed to get out this morning so I took my camera.
The first photo is of the Shopping Center, which was the end boundary of the fire.
I was there around 10:00 AM this morning and you can see that Shopping Center is not open for business. It may have suffered some damage. Continue reading Huge Fire In David Yesterday
In case you are wondering about what to eat this week for lunch (happens to me often), here are a couple weekly menus for two of my favorite places to go.
You might try the Hotel Ciudad de David.
You might also try Restaurante Cuatro.
Menú de Almuerzo ejecutivo / Executive lunch menu
Ensalada de lechuga Boston con aderezo de cebollina
Butterhead lettuce salad with green onion dressing
Crema de zanahorias al curry
Cream of carrot soup with curry powder
Pimentón relleno de queso servido con pico de gallo
Cheese stuffed bell pepper served with tomato salsa
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Bistec de pechuga de pollo apanado servido con papas salteadas y chutney de mango
Fried chicken cutlet with sautéed potatoes and mango chutney
Croqueta de pescado con arroz blanco y salsa criolla de tomates
Fish croquette with steamed rice and creole tomato sauce
Molde de carne servido con puré de papas al ajo asado y reducción de vinagre de cidra y miel
Meatloaf served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a honey-cider vinegar reduction
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Soda, jugo natural o té frío
Soda, fresh juice or iced tea
Saturday Lilliam, Natalie and I accepted an invitation to go to some friend’s house and enjoy some Mexican food. I jumped at the offer almost before the last word has left my friend’s mouth.
Mexican food – one of those things you hear about in Panama, but one that never materializes like the Mexican food I long for every now and then.
The drive to La Barqueta was longer than I remember. Maybe it was because of the fact my mouth was watering in anticipation of what was to come.
When the food came there was no disappointment. Ken proved himself to be a Mexican food chef extraordinaire. Homemade re-fried beans covered in cheese, a chicken chalupa with a flavor that would satisfy the most critical Mexican food connoisseur, salad and homemade mango Picadillo that added a little spice to brighten your day. WOW. It just doesn’t get better than that!
Not to be outdone, Sharon had whipped up a Mexican brownie, loaded with walnuts, a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and covered in her homemade chocolate. Another big WOW! Continue reading Mexican Food At The Beach
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
Since I opened an account with Multiservicios De Chiriquí as a mail agent, to receive my mail from the US, I thought I would do another post to tell you where it is. If you are on the InterAmerican Highway, going toward the Frontera, you turn left at the Shell Gas station diagonal to Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Stay in the right lane and go all the way to the end and you will have to turn right. On your right, across from Romero’s, you will see the following sign. The office on the corner is for Multiservicios Internacionales De Chiriquí.
Inside you will be greeted by either Gabriela (on the left) or Ariadna (on the right). Both speak excellent English.
On my last visit, I asked about the delivery schedule. They normally have space on a flight from Florida on Wednesday of each week. Mail leaving on Wednesday should be in David on Friday. This means that your normal time to receive mail, from Florida, should be 3 to 10 days, depending on when your mail gets to the Miami location. Other exceptions will be the effect of US and Panamanian holidays.
Don’t forget to tell Gabriela and Ariadna that you saw them on Chiriquí Chatter.
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. My desk is a work station.