Posted on November 26, 2018
Walking Macau: Sao Paulo Ruins to Senado Square
Alright. So, let’s get sidetracked! What I’m going to do today, is walk through this crowd of people. If you like my channel, just support it. Just hit subscribe.
I’m looking for people to show interest in what I’m doing. Sao Paulo ruins is right there. This guy was a scholar. He studied Chinese and was a Jesuit.
A very interesting looking guy. I’m imagining what he might have looked like back then. From a distance, he looks more Chinese.
[He’s Italian]. Okay, we’re going to walk down here into Sao Paulo Ruins. This is what it looks like in the daytime when all of the tourists are here. What I’m going to do today, is walk through this crowd of people. You can see how crazy and crowded it is everyday here. Everybody is taking photos.
There’s the Ruins there. I’m going to walk across this way. Basically today, we’re going to walk through that crowd. You’ll be amazed at how crowded this is. So all of this leads up to Sao Paulo Ruins. You have all of this.
Yellow Buildings. The Fortress de Monte. Sao Paulo Ruins. These are apartments.
Residential apartments. Okay, let’s keep walking. There are people pretty much everywhere. I might flip the camera around and you can see me try to navigate this crowd. It’s always quite busy.
This guy is waiting for his wife…probably? A lot of people enjoy all of the different casino games, juices and drinks, and snacks. Okay, so we’re going to try to navigate this crowd. Let’s see.
Sometimes there are cars that will come down from where that museum is at. That way. All of the Ruins. Everybody has their cameras out. I’m just going to walk down this busy street.
Today is Saturday. Saturday evening. So you can get a sense of how crowded it is, at this time. I’m just going to get a sample. That’s really good! Wow!
Spicy. Really spicy. Wow. You see that big mass of crowded people? We’re going to be walking through that in a minute.
A lot of people carry their suitcases too. Their shopping. Looks like they are selling something here. I’m going to try another one of these. I could eat these all the way down.
I’m going to show you this balloon. Hello! How are you?
I’m going to try one of these. Hello. Only one? I’m just taking a look.
They have corn and hot dogs. Only one? That was squid.
We’re going to keep on walking down. Lush. A lot of commercial things here.
Nature Republic. We’re outside, of course. But it feels like… Some of these shops are shopping mall stuff.
We’re going to walk past St. Dominic’s Church. It’s on the right. We’re going to be walking to Senado Square. We were up by Sao Paulo Ruins.
Usually people walk up. But we’re actually walking down. Well, they walk up, and they walk back down. Actually, I came from a different way today.
From the back side [of the Ruins]. St. Dominic’s Church right there. I remember reading a book about Macau, based on a long time ago. They were basically saying… This is from….ah…the author’s name is… Let’s go this way.
Way back in colonial days. When Portugal… When this was Portuguese. Way way way back when.
It wasn’t that long ago when this was Portuguese. But… Way back when, they would say that Macau is nothing but… Churches and…
Churches and something else. But churches was always one of the references. There are quite a few churches still around today. They are more symbolic and historical than anything else. We’re just going to walk all way down to the….
The main Senado Square down here. Than I will turn off the camera. This is basically Senado Square. I came down here the other day. So you can see the other one on YouTube as well.
I’m going to keep creating content about Macau, and see if there is some interest in it. So you can see what it’s like. This is one of the bigger tourist areas. I always see people sitting here.
Shopping bags of stuff. This one is an alley. Oops. This way.
Trash can. This is the San Malo area. We can walk up here. We’re going to try to get some Pandesal Bread.
Okay, this is interesting. Rua dos Cules (Street of Coolies) Rua dos Cules is…. A street of… Rua dos Cules is a street of slaves. This is a street where…they used to… Hold slaves before they want to… to the Americas and different places like that. Ahm.
Yeah. This is that one, and this is the other one. Yeah, basically, years ago… Portugal was a pretty big slave-trading nation. They would trade people.
All over the world. Often to the Americas. So they would…
They would take some here…and they’d be… They’d be slaves. All of the ones you can imagine. But also the Chinese too.
The Chinese went out. Different people came in, and Chinese went out. So the Chinese would sometimes be captured and sent out. And sent abroad. Or they would be… They could also be… Indentured.
I’m going to keep walking. There are a lot of Filipinos in this area. I’m going to try to get up here and get some Pandesal. Filipino cuisine. I’m going to walk down this street some other time.
This is called… Rua da Felicidade. This is definitely in the book. But I’ll get into that another time.
Right now we’re just going to try to get some Pandesal. It’s right up here. Actually, this place is in the book too. It’s Philippine bread. So we’re just going to capture this right here. Hello.
I’m going to get some Pandesal bread. I’m just going to get….six piece. This is the Pandesal place right here. Here’s the money. Thank you.
So this is only 5 MOP. Thank you. Alright, we’re going to keep walking. So you can get Pandesal bread there. We’re going to go up this way. Let’s see.
This is actually called Pandesal bread. And this one is like that. I’m going to keep walking up here.
There’s another place I want to show up here, too. This is where we just came from, down there. And up here is a police station.
So, if you read “Moon over Macau”… They come up to this police station… I don’t know if I can film it, but…. The police cars are right over there. I’ll just walk by it anyway. I’ll turn off the camera since I don’t know [if its legal to film a police station].
Okay, so I just want to explain that situation. When I turned off the camera. There was a…. The police station was there…so…
I don’t know if I can film in front of a police station. So I turned it off. And there was a guy who was going through the trash.
If you do read “Moon over Macau”… There’s a guy, a character, who tries to help… He tries to help out people like that. But he usually looks for people who need it. So that particular guy needed it.
So… He was a guy who really… So, I said, “Hey, do you…” “Do you need anything?”
I asked him, “Do you need bread?” He said, “No.” So I asked him if he needed bread instead? He said, “No.” He didnt need that either. But I actually gave him 10 MOP.
And he was very appreciative. So I was on my way. But….. I turned the camera back on, and that other guy… He said “MONEY!” So, I went to him.
He basically said… I guess he saw me do that…so… Those are the contrasts of the two characters. The main character of “Moon over Macau.” His name is Cien O’Mears. He’s kind of…he tries to…
He tries to differentiate between the two. Who needs it, and…. And who doesn’t. He’s always looking for people who do need it.
So basically, some different things happen in the book. So it was kind of interesting that I saw two of them right there. Anyway, I just wanted to clear it up real quick. So the second guy said, “MONEY,” and I went over there. I went directly at him.
I went into his world. I said, “Hey, do you want some bread?” He said, “Oh, okay, just one.”
So he took his bread, and he shoo’d me away. “Okay, that’s enough” I don’t know. It was kind of funny. Anyway.
I kept continuing on. But I just wanted to…. I just wanted to explain that a little bit. Okay. I hope you subscribe to the channel. If you are interested in Macau, and interested in seeing more…. Let me know.
I will put up some other videos. So, okay. Alright.
So, let’s ‘Get Sidetracked.’