I guess it’s life, sometimes we experience new things along the way out of the ordinary. Along the way there’s no such thing as i knew beforehand. But there’s such thing as keep myself posted as anything developed, a.k.a. keep my eyes and ears open at all times. It was a one day only working trip to Macau last month. It’s the same time of the year where there’s an Expo for all businesses in Macau. I used to stay in Macau for a couple days when the hotel was at the acceptable range for the company. This time around it’s not possible. Hotel rates keep raising and raising.

During this trip I spotted a new development project near the casino resort area in Cotai. I’ve heard it on the news months ago, but i never expect I could see the early stage of development so soon. They’re building the monorail just like in Vegas. It’s really bringing more changes to the area. Imagine one day there’ll be monorail going from the pier to the resorts. And there’ll be a few more large resorts coming soon, currently under construction. While in Hong Kong there’re also changes I found lately, it’s the West Island Line of the MTR. It covers area like Pokfulam – Bonham Road, the Hong Kong University. If you’re unfamiliar with those places, they’re in the middle of mountain. So here you go, subway in the mountain. We did it again!

Over this trip I overheard on the venue announcement that there’d be a fashion show, I showed up at the moment when William Tang, the famous Hong Kong designer, foodie, travel guru presenting his lifetime collection. I knew it’d be cool to get a front row seat to see the entire run. So I found my way into the slightly more exclusive section. I got a feel for the fashion runway and the models. I was totally thrilled. I must admit that I like the world class model Liu Wen. It drove me to this fashion event. It was no coincidence. And it’s fantastic when they treat the show seriously, the music, the atmosphere, the models, the collection. One day I’d like to be sitting on the front row to see the real designer runway.
Macao Tower
Model in black
Red Heels
Mesmer in red
Models posing
Applaud William Tang

A Beautiful Day – The Latin Parade


The Latin Parade (Parade through Macao, Latin City) I came across on TV for the last two years had kept me wanting to make a visit there. It’s the narrow streets, the remaining European architectures making it a fantastic theme and location to interact with the audience in close proximity. The route was foreign to me as a visitor who had been there only a few times. I did not prepare at all before I got there, except pre-loading parts of Macao map from the Google Map on my phone. I got lost for 30 minutes. It was not helpful until I picked up a map of the parade on the ground. My destination was to the finale performance, main stage.

The crowd at the Ruins of St. Paul was as much as I’ve experience in Hong Kong during any special events. I picked up a cone of Turkish ice-cream just to keep myself thinking straight. It was a 30 minute walk to the main stage at the end of the parade route. As much as I thought I would miss the parade, I found people gathered on a back street. There was the parade! Fortunately I did not miss any of it.

The final performance was the entire parade’s highlight. Almost each groups (international/local) got chances to perform. The stage could be viewed from all angle. Audience could gather around the stage. I really enjoyed it with all different cultures come together to celebrate the handover of Macao to China. The aerobic performer hanging underneath the floating balloons surprised me. I thought she was only flying toward the stage from distance. She actually floated around half of the stage over us!

I could not leave Macao without my stomach empty. My once-a-year Portuguese cuisine fix left me happy, and pocket empty. As soon as I got out of the restaurant, there’s the firework in the sky. It was a beautiful day.

To the usual point of interest
Christmas in Macao
Lady of Air
Keep it all together
Spanish Dancer
Spanish Dancer
Bolivian Dancer
Blow together
Drink up
Wine in the air
Chinese Opera
Chinese Opera
Chinese Opera
Chinese Opera
The Puppets
Italian Flag Dance
The Aerobic floating around the stageGiant Puppet
Couples at night
The Little Europe