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Taiwan's 'Notebook Boy' Commits His Memories in Writing

Chen Hong-zhi's notebooks are his life. Nine years ago, Chen seriously damaged his hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with forming memories, in a traffic accident. The 26-year-old has lost the ability to make and retain short-term memories. Instead, he painstakingly records his days in lined notebooks, crammed with entries in blue ink. "I use the notebook to remember who I helped today, how much farm work I did, whether there was rain ... the notebook is my memory," said Chen, who lives with his stepmother, Wang Miao-cyong, 65, in a remote village in Hsinchu County, northwestern Taiwan. "I once lost one of my notebooks. I was so sad that I was crying and asked my dad to help me find it." Since his father died four years ago, Chen and his stepmother have lived on a government disability allowance and a small income they get from farming fruit... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Taiwan's 'Notebook Boy' Commits His Memories in Writing, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you Taiwan's 'Notebook Boy' Commits His Memories in Writing

 

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