hà nội | the book of red

‘you should film this! you should record this! you should show people what it’s like!’ says an online marketer, sj, whom i met in hanoi. ‘to exemplify what are they like… edifying!’

‘wow. i have to google that…

*time*

‘…that’s a good word!’

‘well?’

‘well, these things are what they are because they are intimate and not recorded. they are about us, being here. they are not to be shared in any other way because that would mess up the space. change it. being observed, that changes you. know what i mean?’

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