I lived in Macau for over 7 years, and it is a small country you can walk North to South in a casual morning or afternoon. Other ex-pats would say how bored they were and go to the ex-pat pubs. I would walk the city, and read of the history of the place. There are so many nooks and crannies to see a statue above a portal, some old Portuguese tilework at your feet, small temples sandwiched between other buildings and on and on. The casinos and other housing development have pushed out some of the old for the new, and the influx of mainland Chinese to gamble for a day or two has made the city grow for better or worse, but certainly worse for culture. The fake Eiffel Tower, and the Venetian are a sign of things to come. When it is fully absorbed by China in 2049, it will be interesting to see if the Chinese government maintains the 'one country, two systems' manner of government it seems to have now. They did build a big military base, or expand the one that was already there, so the plans are in motion. I have a fond memory of my years in Macau, and the friends I have made there. I hope the best for this little peninsular and its islands.
> Êle tudo-óra tâ buscâ sarna pa cuçâ.
Lovely, taken from the linked blog. https://belamaquista.wordpress.com/
We face something similar in Goa,India which was a Portuguese colony. My grandfather used to speak a version of Konkani blended with Portuguese.
Similar is happening to many chinese cities. 20 years ago cantonese were wildly spoken in shenzhen. Now, with so many mandarin speakers rushing into the rapidly developing city, cantonese seems a minority. I doubt if shanghai, or maybe sichuan is the same.
Here is a music video made by the group they talk about in TFA, so you guys can hear the language.
HELP I THINK MY ACCOUNT IS TRYING TO BEING STOLEN FOR SOME PEOPLES LIFE EXTENSION SCAM