Rebecca Pan Dik-wah, one of Hong Kong's original divas, made a rare public appearance this week. The 72-year-old Pan last appeared on screen in Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love, in which she played the role of the landlady. She came to help filmmaker Stanley Wong launch his exhibit entitled 'Building HK - Zou Ma. Kan Hua' at the Fabrica Features headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui. Wong covered the walls and floor with the ubiquitous red, white and blue carry bags - to symbolise resilience. The installation was made even more compelling with Rebecca Pan's music playing in the background. But the diva, unlike Wong, was not too shy to spread her message to the young artists: 'I have always used English lyrics in my songs, but back in the '60s, people did not understand or appreciate it. But I continued to do it because I liked it. 'And one day, the New World of Suzie Wong decided to use my music, and I was so excited and happy. It took time for people to finally appreciate my work. You have to believe in yourself, your work. Be patient and never give up.'