Municipality of Panama, Universidad of Panama

October 6, 2012

It’s been 30 days of some serious work…on a huge project….that actually means something…it’s not just work….it’s life….This project was organized by my new friend and colleague Magali Jurado, on my left,…has spent a career working for the central government but is now doing work for the Municipality of Panama to support its development!  Her friend to the her left, is a dear lady also 🙂

Talk about Class!  This is an experience that demands gratefulness…

Hiram…spent days with me, interpreting speeches, guiding me around the city, looking out for my well-being…translating my presentations…never complained, always looking out for me…touched my humanity…he organizes the flag-football teams for the kids in the City of Panama…and is a student, and those who are immigrating and seeking a better way…man…I came as a Fulbright…but, these people….they taught me so much…

Cindy, well…just as the sun rises….shes comes with a smile…warm, always there…the type of person you want in your office…certainly helped that she also spoke English…Next time I see you Cindy…my Spanish will be much better 🙂

Melana…always on the move…keeping things progressing…next to her is Rhonda Phillips…a Fulbright Colleague of Mine from Arizona…highly competent, her specialization is Indicators…our project focused on the linkage between Indicators and Geographic Information Systems…Go Rhonda! 🙂 Go Melana 🙂

This was the night of Rhonda’s first presentation…’She Rocked It’…also pictured is the Director of Planning for the Municipality of Panama….Talk about Sharp, Cultured and Refined…My Man…is Serious…a pleasure to be around….the consummate professional…provides motivation just by his presence!

My Colleague, provided an invitation to speak at the Universidad of Panama…School of Architecture….Phenomenal experience to spend a morning with their students discussing tools to associated with effective City and Regional Planning.

And yes, the slides are in Spanish…I don’t have an ear for the language because I haven’t been practicing the speech; however, I can read it fairly decently….what?  back up now? 🙂

This is the Decanto of the Architecture Program…The Dean…grand the entire experience…

You’ve already got the scoop on Juan Carlos Diaz and Jaime Montenegro….What a fine group of people!!!!

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