Monday, April 14 2014 @ 06:03 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
"Hello Don, JD in Bocas here. I just completed my 'Crisol De Razas" procedure. Afterwards, sleepless after 25 hours, I realized what powerful event I had been through. One of the Admin set up a Mic. in the gym, and had participants of different nations singing their national anthems...Holy Shit was that powerful! especially the Venezuelans!
When I finally got inside the computer room, in the Church for admin, I saw how huge this thing is, and the staff acted cool and friendly...I don't speak much Spanish, but they carried me through somehow.
The next day after a well deserved Bloody Mary, I saw some of my fellow New Panama citizens on the streets of Bocas with New smiles,who nodded and waved, awesome......
Hats Off to all the Stewards, Cattle herders, Adorable Keypunch crew, Very cool, professional Military and Cops,funny even.
In true Bocas style, there was a Brownout at midnight, a hush fell over the crowd. A brand new Generator kicked on out behind the Church, never missed a stroke, seriously. My only complaint would be lack of toilets.
But in the Comedic column, "You might be from Bocas if....you get Tacos, Seco, and Drugs delivered to the back door at the Crizol De Razas"
Melting Pot? Yup, it got frigging hot when the fans quit running. Thanks for listening Don, say "Howdy" next time you're in Bocas. Ciao4now, JD.
Editor's Comment: Thanks for the report. These "melting pot" events are a great opportunity for expats to normalize their status in Panama. Once you're done you are legal in Panama (no more perpetual tourist status) and you can also get a work permit, if you want one.
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