I finally plunked my great big sorry arse down my computer chair long enough to churn out this post for my blogging project. Actually, I’ve sat for periods long enough to churn this post out, but well, you can see I’m a terrible procrastinor on top of everything else I am. 🙂
Okay, let’s go. Pictures are arranged according to who asked for one first.
The scenery at the Macau Tower was amazing, as these pictures evidently show. It really cannot compare to actually being there yourself. I was just amazed by the view. I thought Fracas might like it there. I can’t imagine anyone not liking it there, really!
Ah, this is a special spot for me. Everything I see this view from the hostel I feel happy inside, because of that famous arch. In a land where almost everything is quite foreign to me, that arch is like home to me because of its familiarity. If Ish were there with me, we’d be very happy to see that arch, I think!
These pictures were taken during my class trip to the Macau Museum. I thought NightWriter would’ve enjoyed the museum; I don’t really like museums, but this was one of my favourites! Sorry for the bad lighting; flash would make my placard invisible, so I had to take the photo without it, even though it was quite dark in there.
That is the famous A-Ma Temple. There are many temples, but this is the temple to visit if you’re in Macau. I thought if Reema was indeed here, she would be want to visit this tourist spot!
This is the Jardim da Cidade das Flores (don’t know what the Chinese name is) which is Portuguese for Garden of the City of Flowers. It’s actually a small park, but it’s gorgeous. All the parks in Macau are gorgeous. This was the nearest park from the university’s campus where I live, but it’s actually a good 15 to 20 minutes walk. (You walk everywhere in Macau.) Since opposite the garden is a good supermarket, I managed to stop by this place a few times. It’s a beautiful park. The only strange thing is that at the entrance, they have an automated audio of dogs barking every few seconds! Is it supposed to scare away hooligans or naughty kids or something?
This is taken at the university’s cafeteria, at my favourite table at the corner where I can see Macau Tower as I have my meals. Look at the food! That was the delectable pork’s hand (as written on the whiteboard at the cafeteria) with black bean sauce, or rather I think they meant knuckle. Then there’s bitter gourd with strips of beef and chunks of cabbage. I eat pork and cabbage every day (well, not literally, I’ve skipped the cafeteria’s food many times because of this!). 😥
Ah, this is what I see outside the window of my hostel every morning. I think Bobby is a pensive sort of guy (when he’s in the mood), he would probably think about life and death (seeing as the cemetery is just by the right side in the picture!) as the sun rises over the sea, like I did there.
Hah, I bet none of you readers expected this! That’s the big fountain of the hotel/casino where we met. 🙂 I know Lovelyloey would like it because she said she liked the fountain! 😛
Another one of my favourite views! I get to see this whenever I wait for the bus just outside the campus. I thought Nessa would love the view. You should see it at night, even more amazing… sadly with the flash problem I couldn’t take a picture without my placard being invisible.
This is the famous landmark of Macau, St Paul’s Ruins. Reminds me of Raincoaster because people flock here by the hundreds, like her blog!
This was taken at the Venetian Macao mall. The gondola ride is very popular with tourists (the boat rower sings in Italian too!). A bit too pricey for me (I rather have the real experience in the real Venice) but it’s pretty amazing how the interior replicates Venice.
This signboard is just outside the Maritime Museum. I thought Ashish would like to learn about the ships and stuff, maybe as a way to conquer more places in the world in his bid for world domination? 🙂
I adore the mascots, expecially HuanHuan (the fire-ish one, I bought the tote bag from the souvenir stand even!). I just thought Suzy might like it too. It was kinda funny taking this photo, because apparently a security guard standing nearby was really puzzled by what I was doing. Lovelyloey said he even asked his colleague what have I written on the placard. She said since there isn’t any word about Tibet, I was fine. Haha!
This was taken at the 63rd – I’m not sure, Lovelyloey please confirm – floor when we visited the Macau Tower. It’s a bit scary at first; I’m not particularly afraid of heights even it took me a while to even dare to step on the plexiglass floor! I hope Amit isn’t afraid of heights. 😉
15. Alabaster Crippens
This is the tea room at the Cultural Club, a place which sells pricey souvenirs, among which is tea. It used to be a pawn shop; they preserved that part for visitors to have a look how it’s like. Tea, I’m pretty sure Alabaster likes tea, so it reminded me of him. I even had a free tea sampling, not that I know how to appreciate it. 😳
I’m not sure if Perx is a Lego boy, but I’m a Lego girl and this Lego model of the Macau Tower totally rocks!
I really hope you like the pictures. It took me a while to get going with the project – the first few days I was just too enamoured with Macau that I want to soak it all in without worrying about pictures. Then when I took the first few pictures and saved it in my fake iPod Nano, I think it caught the virus from my roommate’s laptop as the pictures were gone. The folder was there, but the pictures were replaced by pictures of another folder. Very bizarre, and pity I lost those pictures. At first, I took a photo for Muse at the Wine Museum, and one for Ish at the Grand Prix Museum. I also had a great photo of myself reading next to a case of books. Oh well.
But I’m really glad I did this project. I hope I’ve managed to share a slice of my Macau experience with you through this project. Shall write about the experience of meeting my first blog buddy in the next post! And oh, today is my first day at work ever, wish me luck!