Tag Archives: Macau

Everyday Life in Macau

Although I retain very good memories of my stay in Macau, there have been moments that I took a tremendous aversion to everyday life in Macau. On one of these moments, I wrote down the following story of a typical … Continue reading

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Typical Chinese Issues

I had heard and thought about typical Chinese issues such as “feng shui”, “losing face”, and “ancestor worship” long before I arrived in Macau for the first time, but I had not assessed the impact of these issues on everyday … Continue reading

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Doing My Job

Chris George, the head of the development group, and I, the head of the research group, were replacing Dines Bjørner during his absences. The first time that I had to replace Dines was on Monday 5 February, about a month … Continue reading

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Seeing The Sights

My first and minor contact with the Macanese culture had taken place during my visit to Taipa and Coloane on Sunday 7 January. Being busy with settling in Macau and starting my new job, I had not yet really come … Continue reading

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Dining Out

Shortly after I moved into my appartment in the Edificio Lung Tou Kok, I had elaborate and sumptuous meals together with colleagues from UNU/IIST four days in a row: on Saturday 13 January, I took dinner with Richard Moore, his … Continue reading

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Starting the New Job

Looking for an appartment and equipping the chosen appartment were not my only activities during my first ten days in Macau. I also began settling in to my job at UNU/IIST. I knew that my job included assisting the director, … Continue reading

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Settling in Macau

The first night in Macau I slept well for about six hours. That is, I woke up at five o’clock. I could not fall asleep again and therefore I decided to get everything that I would need at work from … Continue reading

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The Very First Days

On New Years Day 1996 and the next day, the very first days of my appointment at UNU/IIST, I travelled from Voorschoten, the Dutch village where I lived, to Macau. After a heavy good-bye of my wife and children, I … Continue reading

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