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Chiriquí Chatter Referrals

I have made a few referrals in the past and thought it might be good to post the current preferred providers that I have used for years and with whom I have a great deal of trust.

It is always hard to find individuals that are worthy of referral. However, I feel comfortable with the ones I am going to list.

Lawyer – Juan Antonio Candanedo

The other day Lilliam and I were going to our personal lawyer and while I was waiting a good friend appeared who was using our lawyer to get his pensionado card. I really didn’t know our lawyer provided that service, but so many come to Chiriqui and want to apply for a card, it is good to know there is an outstanding lawyer at a reasonable price.

He speaks good english is very honest. His office number is 775-2971. He is my lawyer of choice on all matters. If you contact him, tell him you learned about him from Chiriquí Chatter.

Insurance – Brigette Saldaña Continue reading Chiriquí Chatter Referrals

Porcelena China – David

A Chiriquí Chatter reader sent me the following. I will try to drop by in the future, but you may be interested before I get around to it.

We found a new shop in town and thought we would let you know about it as you don´t seem to be running about as much as you used to. None of us is as spry as we once were. It´s a Chinese Porcelain shop and the merchandise is just beautiful. Ray took a picture of the outside of the shop.

Its located off the Super99/Public Market/Romero road. Go to the Mitsubishi Dealer, turn left and it´s a block and a half on the right. This is what we bought, with Stella helping to show it off.


Hope you go to visit in person, it´s worth an outing.

FUERTEC Security Screens – David

I have meant to post this for some time. Better late than never.

There is a new physical security company in town. If you don’t want to go with bars on the windows, consider security screens.

I visited with Cove Cook who owns Fuertec Security Screens in David. His product is very impressive. He told me that his security screens are more intrusion proof than iron bars and attractive to boot.

He showed me a door in his factory that he said he invited potential customers to test. He said he had it on display for over two years and no one has been able to get through it yet. Following is a YouTube video showing its manufacturing process and durability.

KAWI Trampoline Park & Coffee

Another post I have been delinquent on getting posted.

Kawi Trampoline Park & Coffee is in Chiriquí Center along with the BMW dealer, Renault dealer, July Sports, Verona Pizza and other businesses.

We stopped in one day, following a lunch at Verona’s Pizza, so I could take some photos. Lilliam said it would be a big hit with her grandson Lucca on his next visit.

If you have some kiddos that need to celebrate a birthday and add a little extra bounce in their day, why not give it a try.

If you stop in to Kawi, tell them you read about them on Chiriquí Chatter.

La Riviera Salon

I intended to get this posted one haircut ago. I finally found where Yani had moved to and went to get my haircut done. The post fell in my to be posted file and here I am almost ready to get another haircut.

I need to get this posted or I won’t be able to show my face in the new shop.

Yani has moved to La Riviera Salon. The salon is run and owned by Victor Cecchin.

The salon is located in Plaza La Riviera which is on the road going to Las Olas. There has been several new businesses that have opened in that area including a large Romero’s supermarket and Cochez.

The salon is at the far end of the plaza.

I have been getting my haircut by Yani for over 10 years. I have never seen yani without a smile and always look forward to seeing her.

If you happen to be in the area of Plaza Riveria, drop in and tell Victor and Yani that you found them on Chiriquí Chatter.

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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MStore Offer

I received the following request to post.

Don i don’t know if you would like to post this offer in your blog:

Get a $100.00 MStore Gift Card with the purchase of any Mac Computer. Offer only valid at our Plaza Terronal Store in David, Chiriqui from 12pm December 22 – December 24, 2015 when purchasing a MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac or Mac Pro. Must present this ad to receive Gift Card. One Gift Card per client. We have 10 Gift Cards available for this offer.
If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Rogelio E. Chiari Brin
Grupo Mac Store
Tel. +507-305-5750

Elmec Inauguration In David

On December 2, Lilliam attended the inauguration of the new Elmec store in Design Plaza in David. I had mentioned talking to Lic. Elvis Samudio in November on one of Lillim and my morning walks.

Mr. Samudio followed up our morning conversation by sending me an invitation to attend the inauguration event.

You may wonder why I would want to attend an opening of a new building center. I guess you might say I like to stay “abreast” of what is going on in housing design, fixtures, flooring, lighting and well you know… Continue reading Elmec Inauguration In David

TIME to see the Time Doctor

I don’t remember when Lilliam first told me about El Marquez Watch repair. The first time I wrote about it is HERE and it gives directions.

Today we had 5 watches to have batteries replaced and/or band lengths adjusted. I took a couple photos while we waited.

The first has Marques adjusting one of the watched. It also shows some Grand Father clocks he has serviced.


The second photo has several was clocks in various stages of repair.


I have had Marquez come to the house and service some of my wall clocks. He is capable and I trust him to do the work.

As always, if you see Marquez, tell him you heard of him on Chiriqui Chatter.