More often than not Alex Ng and her team from International Fixer are given the task of creating 'a comfort zone' (a neologism for extreme pampering) for stars and their entourages when they descend on Hong Kong. Axl Rose wanted 'the beating heart of a snake'). Diana Ross wanted no air movement in her room and only gardenias (in the middle of April!). Ng had to create a mini-hothouse in her home to grow the flowers out of season. Elton John wanted to recreate a Chinese emperor's abode backstage, so fake walls, antiques, old paintings, vases, all had to be brought in to redo his dressing room - for his two-night stay. Not only that, the walk from room to stage had to be recarpeted to an acceptable hue and fluffiness. The Rolling Stones wanted a pool table backstage along with massage ladies and aromatherapists. Macy Gray's state of ennui could only be lifted if the scratchy-throated hip-hop queen could fly to Macau to hit the casinos after her show. Unfortunately, arrangements could not be made to fly out at 4am (flying regulations grounded them). But as a general rule, Ng says: 'We never say no!' We'll just have to wait and see what requests sprout from Sting and REM in the new year.