Friday, March 20, 2009

The epic journey 漫长的旅途

Moving out to the port on 16-10-08 搬运到码头


They finally arrived at Aberdeen!

The two boxes we sent in October 2008 to Elizabeth containing food stuff, books, clothes has arrived safely almost 5 months after leaving the house.

The shipment from Port Kelang was OK and arrived at Manchester as schedule in January. The inefficiency and bad attitude of the local agent caused the almost 2 months delay in delivery to Aberdeen.

One box was delivered to Elizabeth a month ago. The other box was missing. After much haggling and complaining, the box was found and took another three weeks to deliver.

It almost caused Elizabeth high blood pressure. But more important, the two boxes of "homely love" was delivered to her thousands kilometers away after a six month epic journey.

2 boxes each weighed about 40 kg
两箱,每箱重约四十公斤


它们终於抵达阿伯尔丁了。

我们在去年十月尾用海运寄给小女儿的两箱衣物 、食品和书本,经过了将近五个月的旅途之后,终于到达目的地。

货船从巴生港口如期的启航,并依照船期在今年一月抵达曼徹斯特。但是那里的当地代理,因为工作态度及效率奇差,所以拖延了几乎两个月才送到阿伯尔丁。

一箱在一个月前送到,另一箱却失踪了。经过一番投诉及追讨,失踪的箱子终于找到了,但仍然在三个星期后(上个星期六),才送到我女儿手中。

我的女儿几乎给气得血压上升。无论如何,最重要的,这两箱宝贵的“家乡温情”,平安到达了她的手上。

1 comment:

Pauline said...

Had an half hour conversation with Mei and among topics were about the 2boxes. She more or less adjusted herself after 6 months in Aberdeen but she pondered where is her home now after looking at things we sent her.