Monthly Archives: September 2012

Life is a highway, and I’m a 1977 AMC Gremlin in the breakdown lane.

If I eat healthy today then I can have one piece of candy as a reward. If I eat unhealthy, I can have the whole bag.

I’ve been thinking about trying some cosmetic surgery. All of my family and friends recognize me.


I am way behind on posting this. I visited the Selecta store back in June and should have posted this a long time ago. Oh well. Better late than never. The company website is HERE.

The store has an outstanding selection of window coverings, fabrics, wood flooring, carpet and rugs as well as other items.

Everything I saw in the store was of very high quality.

They even have remote control blinds that you can operate from a distance.

As you will see from the photos, this is a nicely laid out store. If you drop in, tell them you learned about them on Chiriquí Chatter. The store is located on Via Bellsario Porras, not far from the Hyundai dealer on the InterAmerican Highway. Google Map

DG JOYEROS in Plaza El Terronal in David

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The other day, I received an email from Ajit Nagarni (President of DG JOYEROS) to come visit and photograph his new jewelry store in Plaza El Terronal. Thursday, I allocated some tome to do just that.

DG JOYEROS is located to the left of Conway, Subway and Claro. The store has a good selection of jewelry and a small selection of watches. The watches that I saw were Bulova and Caravelle watch, many inset with diamonds.

One display had some pretty opals. I am a fan of opals and too a closeup.

While I did miss Ajit, I got to talk to Delia Ortega, who is a director of DG. She has her own line of jewelry on display called Delin DuPont. It is a selection featuring White and Black diamonds. She was kind enough to pose behind the display with her line of jewelry. This is a card that was on the display. Continue reading DG JOYEROS in Plaza El Terronal in David

I like calling the Psychic Hotline and asking them what I’m wearing.

West Texas As I haven’t Seen It

As some of you know, that have followed this blog a while, I spent many of my formative years in West Texas. Today a friend of mine that follows Chiriquí Chatter sent me a video with photographs taken in West Texas.

This video reminds me that there is much beauty around us if we are just willing to see it. I think many people that know West Texas would describe it as ugly. This proves that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Here are the words that were included in the email I received, which will tell you more about the photographer and the music that accompanies the video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and maybe it will cause you to look at your surroundings in a different light.


I sure hope this comes through. Wyman, the photographer, used to live in the old jail in Benjamin, TX. The photo of the coiled rattlesnake appeared on the cover of a wildlife magazine in the 80s. He said, there were times he crawled a long way on his belly to get a good shot of a wild animal. The music was nice also, didn’t make me want to put it on mute!!!

The music is by Doug Smith. Doug is from Petersburg, Texas and lives south of town. Doug plays by ear- He can not read music, but has many CDs. A pickup accident left Doug paralyzed and he does not play any more. Most of the pictures were taken in the rolling plains ( cap rock to Seymour , the Fork, 6666, and Waggoner Ranches. There are some scenes in Palo Duro Canyon.

Please take a moment and view….I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such fantastic use of music set to amazing animal and landscape photography. The changes in the tempo perfectly compliment the scenery. It is simply a beautiful portrayal of our magnificent home state!

Wyman Meinzer’s West Texas from Wyman Meinzer on Vimeo.

Chiriquí Mall Theater Ticket Prices

The other day, after having an ice cream, I stopped by the theater to see what was playing.

While I was there I took a photo of the current prices. They should be a little cheaper than prices you would see in the US.

They break out three times of the week and three categories of moviegoers.

The first is the most popular days of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The second is Thursday through Sunday and the last is Thursday through Sunday after 6:00PM.

The categories are Adults, Children 2 through 11 and retirees or pensionados.

The only real difference is that adults pay a dollar more Thursday through Sunday after 6:00PM.

A retiree/pensionado has a real bargain at just $1.75, but the other prices are reasonable also. I bet everyone in the US will cry after reading these prices.

Shows that are in English will have Spanish subtitles. Some shows will be dubbed in Spanish. Almost all children’s shows will be dubbed in Spanish. You have to pay attention to how the movie is listed, if you want to make sure the movie is in English.