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Episode 1
<p>Ella Rubeli/The Global Mail</p>

Ella Rubeli/The Global Mail

Lives Apart: A Video Series

By accident, choice or fate some of us transform our lives completely. Today, meet Xiao Tang Qin, who was a concert violinist in Beijing and now plays for customers of his Sydney dumpling shop, Chinese Noodle Restaurant.

Lives Apart: Xiao Tang Qin

13 comments on this story
by Maria Hendriks

What a beautiful film about mr Qin. The music is lovely. Well done!! Maria Hendriks, Amsterdam.

October 31, 2012 @ 10:33pm
by John ferguson

Great story and a fascinating man. Thanks guys! John Ferguson

November 1, 2012 @ 7:13am
by Cecily Grace

This is such a lovely film. The subject matter is compelling. It is a pleasing story. The skilful use of music and close-up camera work heightens the poignancy of this man's life. The final scene actually brought tears to my eyes.

November 1, 2012 @ 11:24am
by Frances

This is fantastic. I'm loving the new look Global Mail and the use of multimedia... really pretty spectacular. Well done and thanks :)

November 1, 2012 @ 12:24pm
by Charles Waterton

What a great story! Thank you, guys, thank you, Global Mail and thank you, Mr Qin

November 1, 2012 @ 1:13pm
by Gail

Loved this, Ella and Joel. You have handled the mini-movie format beautifully. Such a lot of information in a tiny time-space. A little gem. Thanks for it.

November 1, 2012 @ 3:45pm
by Jim

Inspiring and heart-warming. A great story.

November 1, 2012 @ 5:28pm
by alice

I feel proud of being an Australian to watch this story. We are fair, kind and acceptance of all cultures. I was a migrant here 30years ago and feel proud indeed to see migrants happy here. Good story and I will be making a trip to this restaurant.

November 1, 2012 @ 9:43pm
by Geoff Webster

Given we are a nation of migrants more of these personal stories need to be told. Our similarities far out way our differences and this becomes apparent when we take the time to look more closely. Looking forward to the next installment.

November 2, 2012 @ 12:42pm
by Kevin Smith

Another chapter in the migrant story. Should be an inspiration to us all

November 3, 2012 @ 4:02pm
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by Paul

This man makes a mighty fine dumpling!!

November 6, 2012 @ 1:59pm
by Dennis Burt

Nice camera work Ella, keep these stories coming.

November 8, 2012 @ 7:36am
by angela sands

He is so refreshing! I'd love to know which is his dumpling shop?

November 9, 2012 @ 6:12pm
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