2) Todos Estan Pasando … Finalmente. Parece. -- the megafight between Pacquiao and Mayweather is apparently finally happening:
Front page news in Panama
The topic of Pacquiao always comes up when I tell the locals that I'm Pinoy. They may have no idea where the Philippines is, but they know who Pacquiao is:
Cross-cultural exchange: discussing the fight with community members
3) Mountain Fiesta -- I was recently invited to a counterpart's fiesta out in the mountains:
Yup, its pretty deforested, mainly due to cattle ranching and agriculture
A cow was slaughtered and its meat dried in what is called a talanquera
Giants pots for sancocho (a type of soup) and also for yucca, aka cassava
Dancing and music
With my counterparts
Large pots, a big meal, music, hard liquor and dancing. Reminds me of the mountain fiestas in the Philippines, minus the accordion.
4) In Hot Pepper News … -- the eatery nearby finally had some real hot sauce, locally-made:
And my habanero seeds in the backyard are showing signs of life despite the heat:
5) Everything Causes Cancer -- a guy at the nearby eatery was preparing a charcoal grill and he put some plastic in the grill and burned it. Not really sure why he did that, but it made me wonder: if burning plastic is bad and if grilling is also bad, then the combination must be incredibly lethal.