Courier Update：The last dispatch was 15 October, my first day at my new job
8th copy dispatched to receiver Ms. YEUNG
2019-08-19，21:06： Here’s a midway dispatch update:
I’ve dispatched 5 of the book 9 books that I took. They’ve been given to Kin, Godwin, Selene, and Jia Yun, and a close friend, Fiona, interested in publishing, resistance and likes Hong Kong a lot. 2 books are for me and my partner Renée.
The books took quite a journey from parasite and through the protests that night at Hong Kong island. They might have little tear gas particles, but mostly sweat from that night.
I realized I didn’t actually tell any of the receivers this even though I had planned to. I’m not sure why either. I guess I didn’t want to sensationalize the happenings in Hong Kong anymore for friends who watch it from afar. Instead, I focused on the positive things that I got out of being in Hong Kong and joining the protests, rather than the teargas.
I really want to talk about the situation in Hong Kong more, in fact I feel like I have to, to get things out of my mind from watching it anxiously from afar everyday. I find it really difficult to talk about it in Singapore. I just got into a really bad quarrel with my dad about it. And the taxi driver who picked me from the airport after I came back from the airport had a long painful conversation about it too, calling me stupid kid for joining the movement.
I have been carrying a copy of the book in my bag everyday now partly because I’m still reading it and partly because I might bump into one of the receivers (this method of dispatch has worked well!). I read the book really slowly, and don’t really want to finish it. I guess because I still have a few to dispatch anyway. Maybe also because I’m still thinking of Hong Kong everyday.
Still waiting to bump into Vicks and Robert. I don’t see Robert often so I guess I will probably keep the book in my bag for some time more.
Departure from Hong Kong to Singapore
Pick up from Quarry Bay in afternoon and carried by courier throughout the streets of Hong Kong well into the night