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John says ...

Wai-tung's tale is not only moving, it's also very well written and contains the key ingredients of most good stories:

Tuesday, 6 October, 2009, 12:00am

Now read his reworked version of the story

Still in her school uniform, Nancy sat at the dining table surrounded by her noisy, celebrating family. In front of her was a feast including all her favourite dishes.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

What changed - and why

The main difference between the opening in the new and old version is the story now starts with a description of a specific celebration dinner. In the original version, we were first told about Nancy's unhappiness with her family life.

There are a couple of events that have now been linked together.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

'Stock prices are meaningless to most people. I want to turn this subtle but omnipresent data in our daily life to another form of presentation, which stimulates a more emotional part of our sense - hearing.'

Multimedia artist Henry Chu, who uses computer software to convert real-time share prices into musical notes

27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The family that sails together ...

EVERY DAY IS AN adventure: swimming with dolphins, hand-feeding stingrays, watching an active volcano. Such is the life of a Hong Kong family which left the comforts of the city behind for a round-the-world voyage that's expected to take up to six years.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Madam Nancy's aiming high

IF you have no idea who Madam Nancy is, then you have much to catch up on.

For most youngsters, this hottest disc jockey in town is the ultimate idol.

14 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Nancy's not too game for ex-name

WHAT'S in a name? Quite a lot, as it happens, if you are Nancy Jong (the ex-Mrs Miller).

We bumped into glam entrepreneur Nancy at a cocktail where she was most miffed when on at least two occasions she was greeted as ''Mrs Miller'', causing her to correct them with a polite ''Ms Jong''.

27 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Glamorous Nancy fancies Dorchester

BUMPED into glamorous businesswoman Nancy Jong, who took me severely to task for suggesting that she had switched allegiance from The Dorchester to The Ritz as her favoured place of residence during regular trips to London.

14 May 1993 - 12:00am