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Jenny

Sync or Swim

Sam and Jenny stood in the corridor of St Jude's International School staring at the school fees invoice in disbelief.

'Man! Do Mum and Dad pay that much for us as well?' Jenny asked.

Friday, 18 May, 2012, 12:00am

Sync or Swim

Sam and Jenny stood in the corridor of St Jude's International School staring at the school fees invoice in disbelief.

'Man! Do Mum and Dad pay that much for us as well?' Jenny asked.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sync or swim

As Ethan sat patiently at his kitchen table, Sam paced the cramped room in exasperated fury and Jenny fought the urge to hit their host over the head with a saucepan. Yiu-hon, the subject of their differences, had long since departed.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sync or swim

For some seconds, Grandad's eyes remained riveted on the private physiotherapy clinic's price list. 'This is ... very impressive,' he finally murmured.

Mum snatched the brochure from him. 'Impressive? Have you seen how much they charge?'

As she tutted and 'Wah!'-ed her way down the page, Grandad shot a glance across the kitchen table to the equally pensive Ethan.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Sync or swim

The policemen spun Ethan and Yiu-hon around to face the wall before patting them down.

'What are you looking for?' Ethan asked, beginning to get his head around what was happening.

'What do you think?' one officer snapped, as he went through Yiu-hon's pockets and came up with the roll of cash Ethan had given him.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sync or swim

Morose and bitter, Ethan watched as Gilbert and Charlotte Chan swaggered out of the school gates, designer bags slung over their shoulders, and the latest smartphones gripped in their hands.

'They've got it all, haven't they?' he muttered, turning to Maya. 'But do you think they stop for even one second to think about where the money to pay for it comes from?'

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sync or swim

Sweating and breathing hard, Ethan collapsed into a seat on the minibus. He had run half-way to Grandad's shop before he'd thought to call Jenny. Her text had consisted of just one word, 'Emergency!', and a panic-stricken Ethan had immediately put two and two together.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Sync or swim

Ethan scooped up the last of the clothes that had collected on the floor of his room over the past few months like a layer of sediment, and jammed them into the bottom of the wardrobe.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

A perfect patient

Jenny has been suffering from a sore throat for some time. She is in hospital to have her tonsils removed. Listen to the conversation she has with a nurse just before the operation, then answer the questions.

Part 1

1 How long has Jenny been suffering from a sore throat?

a. for about a month

b. for quite some time

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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