Wow, I’ve covered a lot of miles in the past 48 hours, with either no time, or connection, to post an update.
Marion and I were driven from Kaohsiung to Taichung for two hours at what seemed like an alarming rate, zig-zagging in and out of the freeway traffic. I found out when we got there that it was for a photo opp with paper-engineers David Carter and Kit Lau. I thought we were just meeting them for lunch, so why the hurry! I was great to have all four of us sit down for lunch and discuss pop-up business! I’ve never met so many other paper engineers in one place before.
Unfortunately, I had to leave the party early in order to make it to the airport in time for my flight to Hong Kong. Yet another two hour car journey in the same day!
By the time I got to my hotel in Hong Kong it was after 10:00 pm. I went out for a late night snack and didn’t get to bed until around 12:30 am only to have to get up at 6:00 am to meet my contact from the printer.
Together we left Hong Kong for the Chinese mainland on the Pan Yu ferry – another two hour trip! There’s a pattern here I’m sure!
We then drove to the factory where Paper Blossoms is printed and assembled. The first thing I noticed was that the people working in the factory were not working at any kind of frenetic pace, it was actually very relaxed, which was a relief to see! I then had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the ins and outs of pop-up book production with the technical department, and then discuss some assembly details of my new book. This was very valuable time and I’m glad I made the effort to go there!
Now it’s time to do a quick look around Hong Kong and then to fly back home to San Francisco. Quite a trip!