Monthly Archives: January 2016

We Are Being Mauled Malled

When I was with Marion getting her driver’s license renewed, I saw that Chiriquí Mall is expanding. An addition, equal to the original, is being added to the side going to the frontera.

We are definitely being mauled malled. Where all the shoppers are going to come from for all the new locations is a question I have no answer for.

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Reminder to anyone who received a book from me for Xmas. They’re due back at the library today.


Yesterday I went to the Regional Hospital to get a PAW (Privacy Act Waiver) signed by a man from Boquete so the Embassy could talk to his family.

Another lady from Boquete was on the third floor in intensive care that I didn’t see.

Met another man in the Emergency room from Boquete that had an infection and was waiting for an antibiotic injection. Said he had been waiting inside the Emergency area for over and hour and hadn’t seen anyone.

Asked to see another man that had called me from the Emergency area the previous day. The hospital records showed he had been admitted the previous day, but had no record of where he was.

He lived a couple blocks from Cuesta de Sol in David. He was the victim of an armed home invasion and suffered a broken rib. Phone, PC, and money were taken. I am a little concerned that the hospital had not other records for him.

Not to brag, but I have the high score on 7 different blood pressure machines around the city.

It’s a Boy – Dynamite comes in small Packages


Nealon Mitchel Armstrong weighed in at 2 pounds 5 ounces. Born January 23rd, 2016 at 9:57 AM Central Time.

My first great grandchild arrived a little early. He and my granddaughter Lindsay are doing well. He will be staying in the hospital until his fighting weight has increased.

Congratulations to Lindsay (My granddaughter) and her husband Charlie. I will get a closer look in April/May.

Little known fact. – If you weigh 99 pounds and eat 1 pound of nachos you will be 1% nachos!

Car Aficionado

The other day I was in Mae Lewis waiting for Marion to have a lab test and this young boy struck up a conversation. He spoke a little English, but wanted to exercise the English he knew.

He had two miniature cares and was extremely proud of the Lamborghini. He had a Lamborgini Veneno and wanted to know how to pronounce Veneno in English.

He was a good looking kid and very outgoing. I asked his mother, who spoke very good English, if she minded if I posted his photo in my blog. I am late in posting this as I told him I would try to do it that afternoon.


I bet Egyptians were all like “Yo, nobody in history will ever worship and revere cats like we do” and then came the internet.

Technology Musings

My main reason for posting most of my technology posts is because I believe technology will be of interest to some and in some cases necessary for health and well being, if you move to Panama.

Things have changed a lot in the 13 years I have lived here, both in technology and in the need for technology. When I moved here, a mobile phone was simple and the big name was Nokia. There was no such thing as a smart phone.

Things have really changed.

Now, I firmly believe you need a good smartphone connected to the internet, if you live here. If you had one in the US and it is unlocked, it will probably work here. Any of the major Operating System smartphones will be satisfactory (Windows, Apple IOS or Android). Most of the apps, that are needed, are on all platforms.

I think you need one of these phones for several reasons.

  • Security and self protection
  • Ability to communicate cheaply to family in other countries
  • Navigations Panama
  • Photos – more important than you would think

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