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For Panama's modern-minded younger generation, life can be very nais indeed. As a starter, señoritas may pay a visit to what they call a biutiparlor for a champu and a maniquiur. In a franker bid for a picop, some apply lipstic from a vaniti-queis right out in the street. Depending on how much of a bigchot she attracts, a lucky girl will eat jot dogs and aiscrim, go to the muvis, drink jai bols at a cocteil parti, or perhaps even go for a dip in the boy friend's suiminpul.

To the puzzlement of parents, many a daughter comes home...

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