On my road in Macau 人在澳門

On 1st June 2012, I had my passport on one hand and my backpack on the other, I embarked on a life changing journey that is without any itinerary.

2012年6月1日,我手持護照,背著背包,踏上一個沒有時限沒有路線沒有終站的的旅程。

In the beginning of this journey, I traveled overland from the west coast to the east coast in US, lived in New York for a while and worked as a Publicity Videographer for a film. And then I went to Mexico to study Spanish. After that I arrived in South America, traveled from Peru, Bolivia, Chile to Argentina, where I lived for half a year. In Bolivia I taught in a local university as a Guest Lecturer. In Argentina I worked in a hostel and a bar, as a Script Supervisor for a documentary and a Videographer for a branding event. Sadly I didn’t met my sexy Latino in South America so I traveled to Europe to continue striving as a Traveling Artist.

旅程開端,我由美西陸路遊到美東,短住紐約,並為一部電影當宣傳攝錄師。接著我到了墨西哥學習西班牙文。之後到步南美,由秘魯出發,途經玻利維亞,智利,到達阿根廷,旅居半年。在玻利維亞曾於當地大學作客席講師。在阿根廷曾於旅館及酒吧工作、還有為記錄片當劇本指導及品牌活動當攝錄師。可惜是,我沒有在南美搭上拉丁帥哥,於是遊到歐洲繼續做我的 Traveling Artist。

I embarked on my European journey from Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Southern France, United Kingdom to Paris, where I worked as an assistant for an artist. Unfortunately I was badly injured and I couldn’t work, so I returned to Southern France to rest and learn French. Even though I still hadn’t totally recovered after my half year in France, my destiny had sent me my Latino here. Voilà, because of love, I moved to Majorca in the Mediterranean Sea. I was very happy on the island, winter spring and summer had gone too quickly, and at last I had recovered after learning Chinese medicine to take good care of my own body, so I could move on and continue my journey.

歐洲之旅我由葡萄牙出發,途經西班牙,摩洛哥,南法,英國,到達巴黎,為一位藝術家當助手。可惜舊患復發,無法工作,於是搬到南法,靜心休養,學習法文。我雖怠在法國半年也沒有完全康復,但上天竟然真的給我遇上我的拉丁哥。結果,因為愛,我搬到地中海,西班牙屬島馬略卡。島上我活得很快樂,冬春夏轉眼就過,努力學習養生的我也終於算是把身體調理好,決定重新上路。

I have no idea how much time I will spend on this Macau trip, but it will be long enough to throw myself into media and creative fields again, and to introduce you the real lives behind the glittering facades of this world famous casino city, my home city. Though I now have returned to the starting point but my journey is not ending here, and forever it will be continued. Just because I will continue living my life as if I was traveling on the road no matter where I go, no matter where I live.

這趟澳門之旅,我雖不知會留多久,但相信會有足夠時間,能讓自己再次投入媒體創意相關工作,能為大家介紹我家矚目賭城浮華背後最真實的景物人情。而現在,我雖是回到起點,但旅程並沒終結,而且永遠繼續。因為,以後無論我走到哪裡,活在哪方,我都會用以旅行的心情,活出我的生命。

To me know more about me, please click on my world for my travel stories, my artwork for my creativity, about me for my biography, or follow me on my Facebook for my latest news and photos. Feel free to contact me if you want to work with me or hang out with me.

最後,請大家到訪 我的世界 看我的遊記故事,我的作品 看我的藝術創作, 關於我 了解我更多,又或到我的 《海闊天空》粉絲頁  關注我。無論你想跟我一起工作又或一起玩樂,都歡迎隨時聯絡我。

Sio
Macau
06 / 09 / 2014

自學外語 // 六個月學會外語

之前為大家介紹的 Babbel app 你們下載了沒?這是個非常全面的外語學習軟件,其課程包括全球最多人說的十多國語言,實在值得下載使用。

上次我說過,會為大家分享我的整個自習流程,以下就是我學習法文西班牙文的經驗,這當然可以運用於其他外語上面。

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自學外語 // 必下載軟件

流浪兩年,我學會兩個外語。法文西班牙文,都是自學,都是大概半年時間,就能跟當地人無障礙溝通。但當然,太抽象太複雜的事情想法,我還是沒法對答。但沒所謂,反正溝通從來都是直接最緊要。

關於自學外語,由其是拉丁語系(西班牙文,法文,意大利文,葡萄牙文等),我實在有太多太多資訊及建議想要分享給大家,日後會逐一發表。

什麼要有耐性要有恆心,實不用說實在必要,所以我經已設定了你有這個準備。

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流浪的勇氣 根本誰也拿得起

我一個女生,流浪兩年,走過歐非南北美。別人給我的讚美通常就是,我很勇敢。亦有些會說,也曾幻想遠走高飛,可惜沒這個勇氣。然而,我不認為自己特別勇敢,也相信許多浪人跟我感覺一樣,活在路上不過我們最舒服的生活方式,最需要的人生歷練,最忠誠的一次選擇。

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看在別人眼裡,浪人的所謂勇氣,可能是與生俱來,可能是突如奇來,更可能是通過一次又一次的旅遊經驗累積出來。其實,我跟大家都也一樣,在還未試過獨自外遊之前,也是害怕寂寞,在沒有試過長途旅程之前,也會擔心體能。我是擁有三十多國的自助遊經驗之後,才相信自己可以沒有路線沒有限期的流浪出走。

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My first directing job since I returned 回來後第一個導演工作

Before new year I was busy working on the promotional video of Grand Coloane Beach Resort. This hotel is actually Westin (a five star resort located in Coloane, an island of Macau) we used to call, since they changed their name and therefore a video is needed to help rebranding it.

新年之前,就是忙著鷺環海天度假酒店宣傳片製作。這個酒店其實就是從前的威斯丁(位於澳門離島路環的一所五星酒店),因為改名了,所以要值著宣傳片重新推廣品牌。

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My position this time is director, and it is my first directing job since I returned home. I believed I should be a little bit worried because I haven’t did any video for over a year. However there were only less than 24 hours notice before that shoot so I didn’t really have time to worry too much.

這次我的工作崗位是導演,也是我回來之後的第一個導演工作。由於年多沒工作,沒拍片,所以我其實是應該有點擔心的。之不過是開拍之前,才只有少於二十四小時的通告,我根本沒時間操心甚麼。

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France 2013-14 法國 (意外旅居半年 反覆身心受創 最終脫變重生 所有前因後果)

I hate Paris and I am weary of France
But I appreciate her giving me the most precious lessons of my life
So that I could completely remove everything and start my life over

我討厭巴黎 厭倦法國
但我感激她給我送上人生最寶貴的一課
好讓我徹徹底底 從頭來過

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Behind the event highlights in Macau 澳門盛事背後

The best time to come visit Macau is between mid-autumn festival and new year eve, because we have numerous major events happening in period. From the International Fireworks Display Contest taking place in September; to the Macau International Music Festival, Lusofonia Festival, Macau International Trade and Investment Fair, Macau City Fringe Festival taking place in October; and then we have Macau Grand Prix the most internationally prestigious event, Macau Food Festival bringing us culinary delicacy from around the globe, Hush!! Full Band Festival the musical marathon with rock talents from local and overseas, Tap Seac Art Fair showcasing handcraft art pieces from Macau, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan taking place in November, the busiest month of the year; thereafter we started to see the most beautiful Christmas decorations hanging onto the lamp posts in every street, the biggest Christmas tree being placed at the central plaza of the city, and then everyone is waiting for the Christmas, the celebration of Macau SAR Establishment Day, the new year Eve and the new year, because it give us a long holiday break.

旅客們最應該到訪澳門的時間,就是中秋過後直至年底,因為每年在這段時間都總有著源源不斷的盛事發生。由九月份的國際煙花比賽匯演;到十月份的國際音樂節、葡韻嘉年華、國際貿易投資展覽會及其時裝秀、城市藝穗節;再到全年節目最豐富的十一月份,當中包括矚目世界的格蘭披治大賽車、搜羅全球美食的美食節、有著知名海外樂團的 HUSH!! Full Band 馬拉松搖滾音樂祭、展示中港澳臺手作藝術的塔石藝墟;之後大街小巷掛上最漂亮的聖誕燈飾,中心廣場豎起最大型的聖誕樹,然後全城等待聖誕回歸元旦新年,因為是長假期的到來。

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《我的流浪字典》給你解釋浪蕩途上最真實的無常

從前,我一直以為流浪是世間上最浪漫的事情。彷彿所有浪人都不食人間煙火,不怕世途險惡,獨步走遍天涯海角。所以,當我踏上這個沒有回程時限的天空之旅,我也以為自己會好像電影裡頭的主角一樣瀟灑,單手抓着殘舊背包,隨意跳上陳舊車卡,迎著風的遠望窗外河山,面帶沙的回望曾經年華。

Sio is continuing her journey in Tibet

然而,當我真正實踏上路途,才發現原來我沒能力用以瀟灑腳步浪跡天涯,亦發現原來不同浪人會用以不同方式浪蕩人生。有的可能歐遊十國三十市連同各國背包嘻嘻哈哈一起玩盡所有景點醉倒每所夜店。有的可能一年之內環遊世界早已預訂所有車票船票飛機票酒店旅團入場券。有的可能拿著工作假期簽證住在澳紐農場享受陽光摘莓放羊滴著熱血賺取下站旅費。有的可能沒有限期橫跨歐亞兩洲都不花錢只搭便車只睡沙發餓了就到街頭賣藝賺幾個零錢。也有的,可能像我一樣,沒有特定行程,不會暴走名勝,隨着命途旅居各地細看民生民心。

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Pressure testing passed 終於通過壓力測試

Macau is in an era with less than 1% of unemployment rate, the demand is greater than the supply that even a cleaner is paid MOP 720 a day, you can easily get a job as long as you are healthy and ready.

在澳門這個失業率只有少於 1% 的年代,各行各業,求過於供,就連清潔工人也有 MOP 720 日薪,基本上有手有腳就有工作。

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However there are exceptional cases, even though we have multimedia related vacancies available at various casino resorts, freelancers like me prefer freedom but not stability, we still need to look for work and wait for work because the market is not so big comparatively. And of course it is because I just came back and it takes time to make connection again with the people in the industry.

但凡事也總有例外,就好像我所從事的影視工作,雖則大型博企有着不少多媒體相關職位,但由於我從來都是自由人身分,不願受困朝九晚五辦公室,我還是要不斷找工作不斷等開工。說到底,澳門影視需求相對不大,而且我還是剛剛回來,還要慢慢跟同業再做聯繫。

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TDM Radio Show 澳門電台《靚太好易做》

Below is the archive links to a Macau radio show in which I was being interviewed for my travel stories of the past two years. However it is in Cantonese Chinese only so you might have to wait till we see each other again to listen to my stories, if you don’t speak this language.

早前上了澳門電台節目《靚太好易做》跟幾位靚太分享我過去兩年出走流浪的一些回憶故事,以下就是節目重溫。可是節目全是廣東話,只說國語的朋友就聽不懂了。唯有希望我們有天碰面,那我就可以用我很爛的國語跟大家說故事。

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