presences in Vietnamese poetry
出發點 START POINT:
紐約 New York City
到達點 END POINT:
香港 Hong Kong 經由 VIA
定量信息 QUANTITATIVE DATA:
徐思行 XU Sixing ＋
白睿 Tom BAXTER
物流情況 SHIPPING STATUS:
Arrival in Tuen Mun Relay Centre, awaiting delivery
2019-06-20，大概 approximately 22:30：
Relay courier Ms. HO is about one hour late for a dinner appointment with courier BAXTER, but successfully picks up HQL-295 and HQL-298 in a public rest area in Sheung Wan before walking over to neighbouring Sai Ying Pun for relay of HQL-298 to final courier Ms. ZHANG
Update from Courier Mr. BAXTER: Picked up the packages in two different Beijing coffee shops, one in Chunxiu Lu (the art work, HQL-298), one at Dongzhimen (the two books, HQL-295); on Thursday morning I caught an early flight out of Beijing, packages tightly squeezed into my cabin luggage; arrived in HK at midday Thursday, first stop Admiralty/LegCo, before moving to a cafe to work and then up to CUHK where I’m attending a workshop on anthropology research methods.
The packages came with me and now sit under a narrow and hard bed in CUHK student dorms until they reach their next minder on Wednesday or Thursday next week.
This 慢遞 started in an uncharacteristic rush, but has slowed down into a compensating pause now
Courier Mr. BAXTER's Encounter Report: We talked everything from Vietnamese poetry to Google censoring in Vietnam to Chongqing-Chengdu rap rivalries
Courier Ms. XU and pick-up relay Mr. BAXTER manage to meet in the few days Mr. BAXTER has in Beijing after leaving Myanmar and the upcoming trip to Hong Kong. They organise a handover over lunch at the Wagas café at Dongzhimen, with Mr. BAXTER's identifying call being: "I'm sitting by the window, black T-shirt and macbook out"
Courier Update：And I am writing from Newark Airport right now, will board my plane home - PEK in 16 hours!