A group of local citizens has started recently an initiative to halt the building of a 100-metre high building at one of the hills in the island of Coloane. They seem to be aware of how vital a lung is; and are willing to fight for it.
“Native Speaker” is the debut novel from Chang-rae Lee. And, even though the action is set in the 1990s, it is very much current — it is a story of an immigrant living in the US and all the identity issues at stake.
“Atomic,” Mogwai’s latest studio album, portrays the dawn of the atomic age with Hiroshima’s bombings in 1945, and the dawning horror that resulted from the realisation of the devastating effects that killed hundreds of thousands.
Imagination exercise: "Macau will have a new public park in 2017, with a grass area the size of two football fields..." You imagine laying on the grass, under a tree, while your kids get dirty on the field, barefoot and all. “Freedom needs to be watered."
There are two things that don’t come around often: talented contemporary writers from different origins writing about Macau; and literary works published at the same time in Portuguese, Chinese and English. "Four Ever" does both.
There once was a boy, who knew nothing about flowers. There once was a cat, who knew nothing about flowers. There once was were some flowers, who seemed to know nothing. And they all lived in the same place: Lou Lim Ieoc garden.