“Macau Revisited” by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

[Also see “Macau Impressions”.]

Michael: I’ll bet you a dollar I’ve been to the place where you were born.
Elsa: Chefoo.
Michael: It’s on the China coast. Chefoo. It’s the second wickedest city in the world.
Elsa: What’s the first?
Michael: Macao.
The Lady from Shanghai (1947), dr. Orson Welles

‘[…] whatever is living is scattered in the air, in the sea, in the plants, in us, scattered in the vehemence of my voice, I write you with my voice.’
Calçada portuguesa
Macau2 copy
Thick clouds descend. Windmills on a hill.
Searching Papa Osmubal in Livraria São Paulo
‘In which I have lived like a foot’
A party of chairs


hlmTammy Ho Lai-Ming is Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature. She is the administrator of Agora. [Click here to read all entries by or about Tammy.]

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