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group walks in the hills of Coloane, he often would find more people joining behind him. Of short stature and wide girth, Lei does not possess the physical attributes one might immediately associate with a leader, but nevertheless he accumulated a number of followers. “The guys followed me, shirtless and tattooed, when we’d go on walks. We looked like a gang, and that’s when they began to call me Village Chief.” Once the ugly duckling, Lei’s transformation into the village chief was an example to follow. He was not the only one who was surprised: “Lots of people looked at me and thought that if he can do that being short, overweight and broke, why can’t I?” And so the well­‑warranted nickname stuck.

OPENING A WINDOW (LEI) TO CREATIVITY

Ten years went by and Lei faced a new decade: this time, he wanted to dedicate himself to promoting creativity in Macao. “It was 2009 and there weren’t many places for artists in Macao. I told young people that choice was important, and they didn’t have that in Macao.”

In 2009 there weren’t many places for artists in Macao. I told young people that choice was important, and they didn’t have that in Macao, said Window Lei

NOVEMBER 2016


Macao Magazine November 2016