While watching, via GMA7, the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios held at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Casino Resort in Macau, I could not help but reminisced my wonderful time visiting this beautiful Chinese region last June 2013.
At The Venetian Casino Resort, Cotai Strip, Macau
Don't be deceived with the blue sky you see in the picture, it's only a design of the ceiling
At the Senado Square, one of the most visited landmarks in Macau.
The European influence of this area is still very much alive. Macau is formerly a Portuguese colony, it was turned over to China in 1999 making it the last European stronghold in Asia. Hongkong, a British colony, returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
The memories are still fresh because of so many unforgettable moments I had with this place, it was in this place that I lost my eyeglass hehe! But I would still want to go back there if I had enough budget, I haven't explore other landmarks like Wynn and MGM. The Venetian is spectacularly great, very European ambiance, the structure, the design, while Galaxy mall is soooo elegant and sweet-scented!
I'm so happy that Manny Pacquaio won, of course he is my fellow Mindanaoan, having him seen won the fight after two successive defeats is such a beautiful feeling, so proud of him. His win is a great relief to all of us Filipinos after part of the country was badly devastated by super typhoon Haiyan (named Yolanda in the Philippines) last November 8.
After watching the fight on TV, I crawled to bed to get some nap, I felt so lazy packing my things and travel back to Manila for work :-(