I am absolutely addicted to Chinese drama that I have been watching episodes without subtitles, thus I have not fully understood what was going on.
Would that stop me? Well, the drama and the cast had to be pretty interesting for me to continue watching/
This drama seems a good watch. Apparently, it is about a president of a company who suffers from a severe form of OCD, which unfortunately affected the way he does not interact with the female of the species.
An incident when he was 18 caused this condition, but despite this, he sounded rather optimistic and on a mission to find his princess.
And he found her… and their adventure begins…
The university is giving out scholarship sponsored by a chain of hotels. The CEO of the hotels is Wei Xing and one of the recipients of the scholarship is a young lady, Zhou Shi, who was in the Department of Arts.
Zhou Shi was absolutely surprised about the scholarship and more so when she saw the CEO.
She knew him…
A few months ago, she became an intern at one of his hotels. At that time she has a crush on one of her seniors and was planning to confess to him on Chinese Valentine’s day.
She organised a room for him and put a confession letter as well as a ring under his pillow.
Unfortunately for her, the CEO came to the hotel and took the hotel room she already arranged for her would be boyfriend to stay in.
The CEO has a severe case of OCD and ensured the hotel room is perfectly clean, thus, he found her letter and other toiletries she bought for the ‘boyfriend’. He threw them all away.
Becasue Zhou Shi was in charge of cleaning the room, she became the butler of the CEO.
The CEO was staying at the hotel with his girlfriend. A girl he met a month ago when he was so depressed for not being able to keep a girlfriend as he develops a severe case of allergic reaction when he touches a woman.
He was at the end of his tether and drunk. He was about to jumped off a bridge when a girl pulled him back up. He fell on her on the ground and felt safe and realised not being allergic.
He was woken up by a beautiful girl, thinking that she was his rescuer. He asked her immediately to be his girlfriend.
Now he brought her to the hotel and realised that she makes him come in rashes. She was not the one.
Genre: Modern Romance; Supernatural powers, mystery
Release Date: 24 December 2018
CDrama: 24 Episodes
Gao Hanyu as Qi Xun
Chen Yumi as Feng Shuang Shuang
Gu Landi as Kun Lan
Lin YanRou as Qi Tian
Zhu Wen Chao as He Zhengchang
Jack Sun Keiji as Shi Lang
Jenna Wang Siping as Du Wan Tian
Miao Zijie as Feng Yun
Qi Xun is a genius architect, who is the CEO of MIST. He has the power to teleport from one place to another but does cause him dizziness when he does it. He has a sister, Qi Tian, who he doted on.
Qi Tian or Tian Tian has a terminal illness. There was a doctor who could possibly help her but had vanished about 10 years ago. Despite her condition, Tian Tian remains cheerful. She has also the power to see into the future. And she saw that her brother was about to start a romance with a girl who paints.
What do you know? At that same day, he teleported himself into his office building where a girl was painting a huge mural. He bumped into the girl causing her to leave a colorful stain on his face with her paintbrush.
She is Feng Shuang Shuang, who is no ordinary girl. It looks like she has a rather mysterious past.
And someone from her past was a boy of her own age who had been looking for her. He was Kun Lan.
Shuang Shuang had to ask for Kun Lan’s help when a man, who she seemed to know, forced open her apartment door. She was just able to climb into the next floor balcony with the help of Kun Lan as the man came to find her.
Meanwhile Qi Xun’s assistant who has a crush on his sister was able to find some news about the missing doctor.
Tian Tian teased her brother that he will be making progress with the painter lady. He will end up kissing her.
So true, because he teleported straight in front of the girl with his lips gluing itself to the girl’s own lips.
For a few minutes, they remained in a kissing position, both too shocked to make a move. They were still glued to one another when a few of the employees found them in this intimate position. When they finally got to their senses, they found that they can’t really entangle from each other because her hair was caught on his shirt button. She had to use a blade to cut off the button from his shirt along with a few strands of her hair.
The man that broke into Shuang Shuang apartment had camped in her room. It turned out that he was her father who had been looking for her since she escaped from being locked up.
Shuang Shuang said that she loves her father and he loves her but rather too much. He was not always like this protective. It was only after her mother died that his father had developed a pathological fear that something nasty might happened to her as well. He used to lock her in the house or in a big chest when he was going out and can’t watch over her.
He even prevented her from going to university for fear of her running away.
And she ran away when it just got too much. But however careful she was he seemed to always find her.
He found out that she was now employed by MIST.
Tian Tian can’t understand why she kept dreaming of the same man (the man looks like Kun Lan) she doesn’t know.
Apparently, there were a few mutants who were created in the world. They were called the Talented. These mutants have superpowers. In order that they can be kept in control or heal their pain, a healer is assigned to each Talented. There is also another group whose aim is to protect the healer. Kun Lan is a protector who had been looking for Shuang Shuang. So is she a healer?
Shuang Shuang’s landlord was about to rent out her apartment to someone else because she was late with her rent. Come Kun Lan to the rescue. He paid her rent, unfortunately, she can’t really go into her flat as her father has been coming and going, often drunk.
Having nowhere to stay. Shuang Shuang was persuaded to share Kun Lan top apartment until her father leaves town permanently.
Shuang Shuang has become a permanent employee at MIST. But she is finding it rather hard to do her job as she really doesn’t have the right background for it.
The vice president, Wan Tian, who is the co-founder of the company was rather jealous that the CEO personally picked Shuang Shuang to join the company so in her way she was making it hard of Shuang Shuang to settle down.
Thank goodness for the other employees who were ready to support and encourage Shuang Shuang as well as guide her along the way. This was noticed by Qi Xun who became rather jealous.
Apparently, Shuang Shuang might be the healer they have been looking for to help his sister.
Was he after Shuang Shuang for his sister benefit or his?
Shuang Shuang and Qi Kun almost had another kissing moment but Qi Kun stopped himself in time. So cute.
Shuang Shuang was in trouble again after disappearing from work without so much a by your leave. Chief Inspector Wan Tian was in the middle of telling her off for her lack of good working etiquette when Qi Xun interrupted and said that Shuang Shuang was with him inspecting a project all day yesterday.
Wan Tian asked which project but Qi Xun told her point blank that he does not have to report to her.
Actually Qi Xun took Shuang Shuang to a place where he can’t cross the demarcation line protected by a spell.
To his surprise, Shuang Shuang can get in but became visibly upset after seeing a vignette of her own history with her mother in a house that suddenly appeared. She fainted from the stress. Qi Xun forced to get to her which caused him some harm. He picked Shuang Shuang and then teleported to Shi Lang his assistant, house near a lake.
Qi Tian, who bunked off school, also happened to be there. She wanted to ask Shi Lang about paragliding.
Wen Tian assigned Shuang Shuang to submit three reports, which meant SS would need to work overtime. She was in the library when she saw Qi Xun again.
She said a quick hello and then she went back to her work. Qi Xun followed her.
Kun Lan is becoming a permanent fixture at MIST. He was often visiting to bring food to the group. The first time was when he brought hotpot. Shuang Shuang invited Qi Xun and Tian Tian to join them to partake the ‘steamboat’ hotpot. Qi Tian immediately declined but Tian Tian against Qi Xun’s advised followed Shuang Shuang.
She was thunderstruck when she saw the man in her dreams. Kun Lan was there before her. She was mesmerised.
Shuang Shuang met a woman who apparently is a doctor and a regular visitor to a nursing home, which is a current project for MIST. While they are chatting on the way to the hospice, they were being followed by He Zhengchang, who was after revenge for the death of his beloved brother.
He was after a woman with a red mole on her neck, which the doctor has.
He kidnapped the doctor and was asking her why she treated his brother so appallingly when Shuang Shuang heard the cry for help of the woman. Shuang Shuang followed the sound into the forest. Before long she was captured as well and tied to a tree blindfolded.
He Zhengchang realised that he got the wrong doctor, and let her go. He was also about to release Shuang Shuang when Qi Xun appeared suddenly.
After some fighting, he took Shuang Shuang away with him.
Shuang Shuang then noticed that he was hurt and bleeding. They ended up in his house.
Tian Tian gave the first aid box to Shuang Shuang and left her to tend to her brother.
Tian Tian was still thinking about Kun Lan. She can’t help herself, she just had to take a peek at him in the future. She was giddily happy but in the process she felt her strength ebbing.
Shuang Shuang found her sleeping in the sofa. She touched to wake Tian Tian up but it looks like they have a connection as a force coming from her has invigurated Tian Tian, who felt well once again.
Tian Tian asked Shuang Shuang if she felt weird.
Shuang Shuang replied in the affirmative. It looks like Shuang Shuang might be Tian Tian’s healer, probably the daughter of her original healer, who disappeared ten years ago.
Shuang Shuang and Qi Xun are starting to get on well much to the disappointment of Wan Tian, who had loved Qi Xun since there were in college.
The episode ended with Shuang Shuang humiliated during a general product conference when her powerpoint was sabotaged by bitchy emails about bitchy Wan Tain and the love life of their boss.
Shuang Shuang was absolutely humiliated and was not helped at all when Qi Xun jealously told her that she if was doing her job rather that continuously flirting with every man she comes across with, then she might do her job well. This was because just prior to the project meeting, Qi Xun saw Kun Lan being chummy with Shuang Shuang.
To cheer her, Kun Lan took her to dinner, where Wan Tian was busy getting drunk having finally accepted that Qi Xun was just not into her.
Shuang Shuang also drank quite a lot.
While Kun Lan was paying the bill, Shuang Shuang went to the loo and found a drunk Wan Tian.
Wan Tian told her that she does like Qi Xun but her resolution was to keep away from him from now on.
She said she was going to do her own project. Shuang Shuang drunkenly said that she wanted to be in the project with her. She will follow her wherever she goes.
And she did because the next morning, Qi Xun wanted to find out where Shuang Shuang was but was told that she went with Qi Xun to do a hotel project.
At the hotel where they were staying in Wan Tian invited Shuang Shuang to go to the spa with her. She told Shuang Shuang that she hates her because she got her job so easily without the proper background and accreditation.
Shuang Shuang, on the other hand, said that she admires Wan Tian so much she wanted to be like her.
Want Tian was rather moved but told her that she still does not like her.
On their project tour, Shuang Shuang seems to be in a world of her own, that is why she missed their transport back to the hotel.
It got so dark and she realised that she was alone and her workmates have gone. She runs in the rain and being chased by thunder and lightning.
Qi Xun heard the news about some inclement weather where his employees went.
He called Shuang Shuang several times but she was out of reach. He then called Wan Tian who found out that they were missing Shuang Shuang.
Her hotel roommate was jealous of Shuang Shuang so despite knowing that Shuang Shuang was not with them in the bus, she pretended they were all accounted for as the bus was leaving the hotel project.
Qi Xun immediately teleported to the hotel but to his surprise, he was back in his office.
Qi Xun’s teleporting was being affected by the magnetic field of the thunder and lightning. He got a precised location of the hotel and teleported again and this time he was successful.
He asked a surprised Wan Tian if she had a car to drive to their hotel project to look for Shuang Shuang.
Wan Tian was very worried for him as he does not drive usually becasue there was a backstory where someone died while he was driving.
But as Fu Zi in Evernight said, “Affection is a great motivation”, so he drove the car like a maniac and did find Shuang Shuang alive and well.
He hugged her as soon as he saw her.
They had a heart to heart where Qi Xun confessed that he can teleport, he gave her a quick gist of Quantum Physics where with a wormhole, you can bend space and time.
She was so impressed with him but he told her that he might have been given by this talent by God but He took something from him in return. So in reality is just ordinary person that can teleport. He also mentioned that Qi Tian has talent as well. She can predict the future but this was damaging her health and she needed a healer.
Shuang Shuang immediately volunteered to help look fo the missing healer.
This did it for Qi Xun, he can’t help but give her a long, very lonnnnng kiss.
Back at the office, everything went back to normal but Qi Xun seemed to have truly fallen in love with Shuang Shuang. It brings him joy just to be able to look at her picture in his mobile phone. Awww
This is such a cute episode. They are officially going out together and they have plenty of skinship. She kissed him just after he brushed his teeth. He then asked her to shave his face, which ended in him kissing her and rolled around in bed.
But at work, Shuang Shuang wanted to keep their relationship a secret but Qi Xun was not too happy especially when he heard that she described him as just an ordinary friend.
Qi Tian had another episode when she was out with Shi Lang buying roses. She hurt her finger with a thorny flower which drew blood and then she then fainted.
Poor Kun Lan texted Shuang Shuang that he made a feast for her and that she should come home immediately but she was just too focused on Qi Xun to answer her phone.
He Zhengchang is hell-bent on revenge. He kidnapped Shuang Shuang’s father and beat him up. He wants to know the whereabouts of Xun Xie, who was the mother os Shuang Shuang.
Zhengchang had a doppelganger brother who looked after him. Both brothers have incurable disable. The elder brother, though he was just 30 at that time 7 years ago, looked more like he was in his 60s. He was aging so fast, just like their father before them.
Every day, the brother would go and knocked at Xun Xie’s house to beg her to cure his younger brother. She doesn’t need to bother with him.
Xun Xie said that it was not that she does not want to cure them, she just can’t.
In the end, she died in a fire. Who killed her? it is yet to be revealed.
Anyway, Zhengchang seemed to have survived because of medicine that he had concocted himself. Yet, he was out for revenge, targeting the whole family of Xun Xie.
After beating up Shuang Shuang’s dad, he left him near a hospital.
The hospital then called Shuang Shuang.
Shuang Shuang was really worried about her dad but at the same time wary that she gets sucked into his obsessive way of protecting her.
Kun Lan was with her to see her father. Her father wanted her to come nearer but Shuang Shuang refused.
Shuang Shuang was scared. She told him that she can’t go through being locked up in a box.
Her sad story was heard by Qi Xun, who was waiting for her with a tight hug.
In the end, Kun Lan assured her father that he will look after her, he will be her protector.
Her father got more bitter and worried upon hearing that Kun Lan belongs to the Kun family who was supposed to protect his wife.
Shuang Shuang and her father finally made up. She remembered that he was really good to her in his own way. It must have been hard to bring her up alone after her mother died.
Kun Lan was also able to convince the father that he is able to look after Shuang Shuang.
It was Shuang Shuang’s birthday. Everyone seemed to know except her.
Shuang Shuang’s father found her in a tight embrace with Qi Xun. As it was Shuang Shuang’s birthday he invited them, including Kun Lan to a hotpot dinner.
They got talking about the father’s background as a painter.
He told them that he was just about to open his exhibition of all his paintings when Luo Bao, his business partner, had stolen every single one of them.
He said that he was particularly sorry to have missed a painting of a girl by the lake.
Both Qi Xun and Kan Lun offered to help get back the painting.
They went to Liu Bao. After tickling him he told them that the painting was in his van.
Qi Xun got in there first and found the painting and realised that lady was Xue Xie, his sister’s healer. He then pondered that since her mother is gone, then Shuang Shuang must be the new healer.
At that time, his crazy sister, Qi Tian was day-dreaming of marrying Kan Lun but he appeared to be crying.
She then saw that he was not attending a wedding but a funeral, her funeral.
She was so upset, she fell on the swimming pool.
At that time Shuang Shuang with Kan Lun had just arrived and saw her falling.
They got her back from the pool almost lifeless.
Shuang Shuang gave her a CPR, including a mouth to mouth resuscitation. As Qi Tian was becoming alert, Shuang Shuang fell into a dead faint.
Qi Xun realised that Shuang Shuang is a healer, the healer who they have been looking for to cure Qi Tian.
Shuang Shuang’s father found out about what had occurred and told her to rest for a few days.
When he found that she was on the phone to Qi Xun, the father went absolutely mental, even Kan Lun was rather shocked to find him going overboard, almost turning violent.
When the father calmed down, he recounted how his wife really died.
Apparently, Zhengchang brother came to beg his wife to cure his family, who suffers from an incurable disease.
The mother couldn’t really help as Zhengchang’s family are not the ‘talented’. She could not really explain this to Zhengchang’s brother, who took the inability of the mother to help as a form of a slight, a snub to his lowly family.
The brother, as revenge, burned the house with him and Shuang Shuang’s mother still inside.
That’s how the father became wary of anyone approaching them.
Kun Lan also added that it is probable that Qi Xun approached her for her abilities rather than an attraction to her personally. As proof, he reminded her that did Qi Xun bring her to her old house where her mother died to test that she was a healer?
Despite all these talks, she still firmly believed in Qi Xun.
She had to hear the truth from him. Shuang Shuang quickly left the house to go to Qi Xun.
Qi Xun was missing her but feeling guilty of what he might have to ask her for his sister’s sake.
I think the sister is babied too much, too indulged. They should sit her down and seriously tell her not to use her power for her romantic desires. Tell her to go out there and mingle with boys. Every time she uses her power she loses a bit of herself which weakens her. But does she learn? No.
Anyway, Lan Shing was with Qi Xun and telling him that they should use the healer, who they have been looking for like eternity.
Qi Xun was reluctant at first despite Lan Shing asking him whether he wanted his sister cured or not.
Anyway, Qi Xun and Lan Shing was drinking brandy, neat, and was getting drunk when Shuang Shuang party heard what they were talking about.
It sounded that her father and Kan Lun were right all along that Qi Xun was just using her because she can help his sister.
Qi Xun was devastated when he realised that Shuang Shuang heard and misinterpreted what were said.
Poor Shuang Shuang.
Shuang Shuang and Qi Xun have not spoken as she was really upset while Qi Xun’s effort to contact her is being thwarted by both the father and Kan Lun.
Zhengcheng has now injected some chemicals into a probiotic drink that Shuang Shuang drank while blissfully imagining Qi Xun.
Shuang Shuang was about to leave with her father for somewhere where no one knows about them. She left the protective ring of Kun Lan as well.
While she was walking with her father, she kept feeling disorientated and then eventually fainted. She was taken to the hospital by her father.
The security at the hospital was very lax. Shengcheng was able to get to her by pretending to be her doctor. For a few days Shuang Shuang was out of it until one morning she came out of her ‘comatose’ state. She seemed to have the ability to self-heal which puzzled and annoyed the thwarted Shengcheng.
At the hospital. she met another patient who was just a boy. The boy is very upset and rather suicidal.
Shuang Shuang stopped him from jumping off the rooftop. He said that because of his illness, his parents have abandoned him. The only one who cares for him was sister Shen.
Right on cue, sister Cue was there. As Sister Shen and Shuang Shuang shook hands, they both feel something.
Sister Shen is a healer and she has that ability to encourage one to spill one’s secret.
Before she knows it, Shuang Shuang was spilling her guts out. She was telling Sister Shen about her aborted love affair with Qi Xun. She told her that she was not sure whether Qi Xun loves her for herself or because she was a healer.
Shuang Shuang was well enough to go home and therefore missed Qi Xun, Kun Lan, Qi Tian and Shi Lang who came to find her at the hospital.
Qi Xun met with Sister Shen. They shook hands and immediately he knew she was a healer.
Unfortunately, Shuang Shuang and her father had gone.
Qi Xun continued to roam the street hoping to find Shuang Shuang until he got a text from Sister Shen giving an address as Shuang Shuang would be there.
Qi Xun arrived at the place but he found Sister Shen in a bathrobe. He told her to put something decent on.
They were having dinner when Sister Shen started seducing him. Asking why does he like Shuang Shuang?
Has Sister Shen have a hidden agenda? Was she helping Shuang Shuang to ascertain that Qi Xun is true to her?
Who is Sister Shen Tong? Is she perhaps Shuang Shuang’s mother in another body?
Shen Tong , though helping Shuang Shuang, is also secretly seducing Qi Xun.
Anyway, Shaung Shaung is back working at MIST.
Qi Tian took a chance! She told Kun Lan that she likes him.
He was very surprised at how forward she was.
She said that she dreams of him and in it, he likes her too.
Kun Lan told her rather bluntly to stop dreaming as he will never like her.
Three men with their individual personality pursue their goals during the economic reform of 1978-1992.
This would be a lovely drama, it has Wang Kai and Tong Yao, who is currently playing the princess of Tang in Ever Night.
Song Yan Hui was a genius 19 years old boy who top the examination in their country, making him eligible for entrance to a university.
Together with his sister, Song Yun Ping, they apply to their local communist leader to submit their application to their ruling party.
They, however, received only negative feedback from the director and leader. Apparently, they were not university material because they were too poor plus the fact that universities teach pro-social democracy mentality.
At the same time, a newspaper had published a new governmental edict that leading cadres of the community should support young people’s entrance into college in compliance with long-term modernisation of the country. This was in 1978.
Despite being turned down, the brother and sister did everything they could to change the mind of Director Li.
Director Li changed his mind. Unfortunately, from advisement of his elders, it was decided that only one from Ping Ping and Yun Hui can go to the university because of their family situation.
Ping Ping, though her heart was breaking decided to withdraw her claim and allow her younger brother to go to college.
When Yun Hui found out what his sister did, he was distraught and blamed his father for giving them such a poor life.
The father felt so guilty he was hospitalised.
Yun Hui promised his sister that he will study so hard to repay her and their parents and that was he did. He hardly socialise his university but had his head buried in books.
Dong Bao has just come out of the army after many years of service. He met Ping Ping who just came back from visiting her brother from the university.
Ping Ping heard from a woman seller that rearing long tail rabbits can be profitable. So as a start-up, Ping Ping bought four rabbits.
Someone bumped into her causing her to drop the cage and the rabbits got away. Dong Bao kindly caught each of the rabbits except for one that he stepped on and died.
He offered to pay Ping Ping for it bit all he has under his name is 20 cent. He does have the money until his army pension comes through. Ping Ping said for him to just forget about it.
Dong Bao went to his uncle to ask for a job. His uncle promptly made him his assistant secretary of their village commune and gave him a document, which he had to do a feasibility study on how to make their village prosper. Compared to other nearby villages where the minimum wage if 32 cents per hour, their village only averages at 2 cents.
Dong Bao did not know where to start.
But as luck would have it. He met Ping Ping again and Hun Yui was with her. He mentioned about the land/village reform document which Hun Yui said he knew something about it.
Over a few hot boiled sweet potatoes, Hun Yui discussed the basics of the village reform.
With some insight from Hun Yui, Dong Bao went back to his uncle and advised him to adopt a new system of tenanting the lands equally to the people. It would not be a group system because giving lands to individuals have been found to yield better harvest rather than if a group work on a land.
His uncle is very old school communist and very set on his way. He likes the idea of progress in theory but actually, imposing is another matter.
Dong Bao then had to be sneaky and was economical with the truth so his uncle would approve their new land regime.
Ping Ping seemed to have become Dong Bao’s muse and when he brought her to the village centre with her brother, his comrade started teasing him and called Ping Ping as their sister-in-law.
Hun Yui was more upset than his sister, who actually asked her family before if they had someone like Dong Bao as a member of their family, would their standing in the community increase?
29 December 2018 update!
This drama is such a massive hit that a second season is already under planning stage!
Quick Precis: Race against time: the search for Jung Se Joo.
Hurrah Park Shin Hye is back and with the most handsome leading man as well in Hyun Bin. They almost starred in Fox Bride, thank goodness they did not take the roles.
The drama started with Jung Se-Joo (Chanyeol) who was in Barcelona. He was on the public telephone to Jin Woo.
Their conversation was cut short because Jung Se-Joo was being followed. He ran for the train going for Granada and nervously sat on one of the bunk beds in the sleeper compartment, waiting and counting every mile until the train reaches its destination.
He did fall asleep but woken by the announcement that they were approaching Granada Station.
The sudden burst of thunder and rain worried him, he opened the compartment door and then there was a gun being fired and blood splattered all over.
(The other person in the compartment wondered why the boy (Se Joon) left the cabin without his rucksack. Strange that he did not hear the gunshot and there were no blood in sight! Hmmm. – What is going on?)
Meanwhile, Jin Woo, CEO of Jaywon Holdings, was also in Spain after introducing a smart lens, which revolutionalises virtual reality programs, thereby putting South Korea in the gaming map. Jin Woo also invests in games development. He was the person Se Joo was speaking to before he caught the train.
Se Joo, during their telephone conversation, arranged to meet up with Jin Woo in Granada, whose most famous landmark in the palace of Alhambra.
When Se Joo mentioned Cha Hyung Seok being a bad man and he doesn’t want him to get his hand on his game, Jin Woo was more than intrigued.
He flew immediately to Granada and stayed at the Bonita Hotel as advised by Se Joo.
Hotel Bonita is a rat infested, derelict backpackers/student hostel. It is run by Jung Hee Joo.
Seeing that Jin Woo looks very prosperous, Hee Joo tried to discourage him from staying in her hostel.
There was only one room that caters for a single traveller and that was located on the 6th floor. To reach the room would involve navigating a long and winding staircase. Jin Woo got a shock when they finally got to the room. It has not been cleaned for months or even a year or two. There were cobwebs everywhere and inch-thick dust covering the top furniture, rats are running loose, the toilet is blocked and there were no suitable sockets to charge his mobile phone.
But he did not overly mind as he was thinking of the game that Se Joo had sent him.
He called his programmer in South Korea, and then he was advised that everything has been arranged.
He went to the piazza and it then got mysterious and magical. Suddenly there was an explosion. Before he can collect himself together, he saw a knight in steel armour riding a horse coming towards him. He noticed that the knight had about 5 arrows firmly embedded on his back. The knight then collapsed in front of him. He was aghast but his trouble was just beginning. The hero on top of the monument suddenly came alive and ferociously jumped down in front of him and sliced his arm. Blood started dripping and pouring into the ground … and then from his right eye, there was suddenly a message that the game was over, he is dead.
It was a game! And He was mighty impressed. It was so addictive. It was a 3D (3 Dimensional) – 4D holographic sort of a game. You feel it, you do it.
He can reset it as many times as he wishes to increase his experience.
He was excited and wanted to meet the creator of the game immediately.
He went back to the hostel and hoping to see the creator of the game. He was charging and answering his phone in the kitchen when the smoke alarm set in.
Hee Joo had trouble stopping the noisy alarm.
The tired and sleep-deprived Jin Woo took his frustration out of Hee Joo. He made her cry.
He then learned that the creator of the Alhambra game was a minor at only 17 years of age. So he needed a guardian to sign the contract for him.
Yep, you guessed it, the guardian was the crying Hee Joo.
Jin Woo then tried his most winning dimpled smile on Hee Joo.
So far so good but I have to be totally honest here as I always am: remember Honesty is the best policy.
Anyway, as much as I am loving this drama, I thought the gaming scene went a bit too long. I have to be honest here, the gaming/fighting scene was boring. I got it, it was trying to make a point that Se Joo was a genius boy who created very innovative and exciting virtual reality game but I realised that during the first instant that it showed Jin Woo, the gamer died at the hands or sword of the Nasher guy.
I hope this drama will be more on reality rather than inside a virtual bubble.
omg, Hyun Bin is just so gorgeous! Whatever angle you look at him, he is perfection! A real oppa! ha ha ha.
Anyway, this episode introduces the characters a little bit more.
Jin Woo is now on his second marriage, which only lasted a year as his current wife who is an actress wanted a divorce and half of his fortune in alimony.
His first wife, who he still feels a little tenderness but a lot of bitterness, was stolen by his friend and business partner, who co-founded his company, Jaywon Holdings.
This episode is slightly confusing because Se Joo was shown on his way to Granada as per the first episode. Jin Woo took a plane from Barcelona to Granada that’s why he arrived in Granada ahead of Se Joo.
Anyway, after upsetting and making Hee Joo cry, Jin Woo used his cuteness to calm her down. It did not work much. 🙂
He learned from her the time of Se Joo’s train arrival.
He went to the station to wait for him. Se Joo never showed up . He then found it strange that Hee Joo and her family seemed not overly bothered with the brother’s no-show.
While at the station, he bumped into his ex-wife, the first one, who he was so surprised to see was heavily pregnant.
She said that they had been in Granada since yesterday and that she was going back to Barcelona with her sister.
He put two and two together and realised that Cha Hyung Seok must also be in Granada.
Jin Woo’s programmer and his manager who were monitoring him in real time were surprised to find that Jin Woo commenced a game rather than look for the still missing Se Joo.
Through his virtual smart lens, he was advised that another person had joined in the game. He and his minders thought that it might be Se Joo but Jin Woo was not surprised when it turned out that it was Cha Hyung Seok himself and he had a higher level, thus better weapons.
Jin Woo was ready to duel but his minder reminded him that one nik from Cha Hyung seok’s blade would kill him in the game.
So they postponed the duel.
Meanwhile, Hee Joo was informed that Jin Woo was far from being a poor man who wears knock-offs because he is actually the CEO of the biggest company in their area of expertise.
Thinking that he was going to sue her, Hee Joo agreed to meet Jin Woo in a nearby cafe.
He told her that she should renovate her hotel or better sell the current one and buy a better and bigger one because Granada will become a magic city, where tourists would stay for months.
One year later… Jin Woo was on a train, looking rather unkempt. The train was just approaching Granada when he stood up and went into the lavatory where he sorted his guns. He then went out and started shooting masked terrorists.
So exciting, that the minutes went so quickly.
Apparently the gorgeous Park Shin Hye is trending. Some netizens think her acting only comprise of one expression: confused with a bunny rabbit teeth.
So many mean people. I think she is doing a good job. I wanted to see more of her, or rather more of her and Hyun Bin together,
Jin Woo offered to buy the Hostal Bonita from Hee Joo for 10,000,000,000SKW which is about 7,794,000 Euros.
After thinking over, she sold the hostel; it was a no-brainer really.
What Hee Joo did not know at that time is that Hostal Bonita owns everything connected to the game her brother had created. So Hee Joo unknowingly sold all the rights on the game and merchandising.
Oh come on, I would have sold the game for £100K. LOL She got £7M+.
Feeling happy with himself, Jin Woo called Cha Hyung Seok to commence their duel.
Jin Woo had been practicing and improving his level all day long. He has the assassin sword.
Within the game, opponents are not allowed to touch each other. Fighting should only be carried out with the level allotted weapons.
However, the two ex-friends did have a bit of psychological warfare. But in the end, Jin Woo prevailed. He beat and cut up Cha Hyung Seok well and good. He left him catatonic on a bench in the park.
He then caught a plane to Barcelona.
He was dog-tired when he got to his apartment/hotel room but woken up the next morning with a call from his assistant who stayed in Granada.
He bears bad news. The police found Cha Hyung Seok cold and dead in the park.
Jin Woo raced back to Granada. His ex-wife blamed him for the death of her husband.
He then went to the hospital morgue to see Hyungseok’s body. The pathologist remarked that there was something weird with the body. It looks like it had been drained of blood and yet there is no visible sign of wounds for the blood to drain.
Jin Woo then went to the park bench where Hyungseok died. With his smart virtual lens he saw that Hyungseok inside the game was bleeding to death.
The most extraordinary happened. He had to kill Hyungseok all over again within the game as he had come alive.
To investigate, he went to Hostal Bonita and asked if he can use a high specs computer, which of course Hee Joo would offer him the use of her brother’s gaming computers.
He stayed looking around at the brother’s bedroom and found some useful information.
He then told Hee Joo not to just lend her mobile phone to anyone as she will get into trouble, after returning the phone to her.
Hee Joo innocently smiled at him saying there is nothing of value on her phone. Their chemistry is electric in this part. So cute. Hyun Bin had turned into a sexy wolf, momentarily only though.
He spent the night in his old room on the sixth floor.
He was just about to doze off when there was a loud knock on the door.
He opened it and it was the bloodied Hyung Seok They ended up having another sword duel. He tried to call his programmer but it was too late. Jin Woo fell into the ground floor from the 5th floor at least.
Was he going to die in the hands of someone existing only inside a game?.
A young beautiful slob meets a clean-freak CEO. They rubbed together into a romance 🙂
This first episode is a pretty good start, lots of laughs, lots of sweet romance, gorgeous young men and an outstandingly beautiful female lead.
Kim Yoo Jung delivers a solid performance despite having been away for a couple of years in the Kdramas.
She is growing more beautiful and still has that radiance and charisma that is scene-stealing (A very young Yoo Jung was the one who made an impression with me in Dongyi).
Oh Sol has graduated from university but is unable to find a gainful employment despite countless applications. Instead, she makes ends meet by doing part-time jobs, which does not require good hygiene and fashionable attires, she is sloppy and wears clothes which seen better days.
She is desperate to find a permanent job and was continuously reviewing so she can take the civil service exam. Once she gets that elusive job, she promised herself that she will confess to her sanbae she had had a crush since she started university. For three years all she thought about was to be with Do Jin. Just thinking of him makes her happy and kilig to the bones. She was so cute.
The male lead is at least 10 years older than Yoo Joong but then again the story calls for it as the character is already established in the business world, having started his own business with his own drive, perseverance, and ambition.
Seol Kyul owns a cleaning company, which mainly employs sexy good looking young men as cleaners. Seol Kyul knows the cleaning business inside and out because he suffers from mysophobia.
Due to his fear of germs and contamination, he also suffers from OCD, which makes him washed his hands again and again and showers for at least an hour each day.
His backstory was when he was about 7 years old, he went into a playground where he saw a girl having fun playing in the sandpit. He asked the girl if he could play with her but when the girl turned around to face him she was cleaning her nose and flicked the most enormous bogie straight into his gaping screaming mouth. :}
He might have been a rather neglected child, being a chaebol whose parents are busy with business and socialising. He grew up under the care of a kind housekeeper She eventually ended up in the hospital. She gave him a present to remember her by.
The gift was a robotic vacuum cleaner, which he named after the housekeeper. ‘Geum Je’. This appliance became a companion to him. He tells it all of his thoughts.
He was not averse to going on a blind dates, in fact, he was looking forward to it but it turned out that the girl does not clean her ears, which frightened the life out of him.
His ‘mother’ turned up at his house. She was annoyed with what happened because she set up the blind date herself. Unfortunately, she left the door widely opened so Geum Je roll out of the door, into the lift, out in the street and ended near a pile of rubbish.
It so happened that Oh Sol was passing by and picked up the robotic vacuum cleaner, this was caught in CCTV.
There is so much happening in the first episode, there was also a new lodger for the rooftop at Oh Sol house.
And she finally found out that she was more in love with love that with Do JIn, who badly let her down.
I love this drama. I shall reevaluate everything to do with public transport. LOL
Today’s episode is a contrast of yesterday’s rather comedic first offering.
This is more dramatic. It mainly tackles unemployment. It seems it is quite hard to get an office job in South Korea. You made to jump hoops and then it may still come to nothing as what Oh Sol had experienced evidenced by a tub of 97 pens and pencils representing her hopes, dreams and job applications, all turned down.
Her father who was a street cleaner was suddenly made redundant for no apparent reason.
There were also two employees of the Clean With a Passion agency who were almost let go from their job because of their involvement in a brawl.
This episode also shows more of the backstory of Seol Kyul. His mother was a single parent, who was also an absent parent most of the time. His nanny.housekeeper became his stand-in mother who soothed him every time his over disciplinarian grandfather used the cane on him for being dirty or unkempt.
The grandfather then later said that he can’t understand why Seol Kyul has germaphobia and despite being sent to America for treatment, he was not cured.
Mr Choi’s role in the drama is still not too clear. He’s just a rooftop lodger who seemed to entertain women quite a lot.
Towards the end, Oh Sol is shown as having gotten herself employed at last at …Clean with a Passion for Now.
A Believer meets an atheist and together they battle some things that are supernatural.
Wow, this episode started on a high and ended even higher. What an exciting episode!!! Really good start for a drama.
Oh Soo Min was a boy of 11 (?) at the beginning of the drama. He saw the doctors trying to calm his mother who was strapped in his parent’s bed.
He knew immediately that his mother was possessed with something so against his father’s wishes he run into the church to ask a priest to help his mother.
They both run into the pouring rain but when they got to the house they were met by his father who would not let the priest inside the house despite the commotion that can be heard from inside the house.
While the priest was imploring the boy’s father to let him help. his wife suddenly crashed landed from the window.
The woman was all twisted and possessed. The priest prevented the boy from going near his mum.
Dr Ham was treating a bloodied boy who was badly bruised all over the body. Some of her colleagues were trying to prevent her from going any further in treating the boy as per the hospital protocol. Dr Ham, however, proceeded without caution and cut through the boy’s stomach to take a look at the hematoma.
But the boy had a cardiac arrest and died.
The staff were all looking at her rather accusingly for her insubordination of hospital rules when the electric started playing up and then the lights went off.
Then it came on and the boy was alive again. It was unbelievable.
The boy was Woo Joo. He was a grandson of an ex-Prime Minister. He was being counselled by Ignatius/Mr Jeong, a former priest for mental and spiritual concerns.
In one of their sessions, the evil emanated from the boy which caused him to be stabbed by Ignatius. Ignatius was arrested for grievous bodily harm. Moon Ki Sun went to see Ignatius in prison to get the low down on what really happened. However, Ignatius is beyond clear talking. He was scared mindless of what had occurred.
In the hospital, some serious unbelievable things started happening with Woo Joo. He was transferred to a normal room a day after nearly dying and having a major surgery, which was unheard of. The boy then left his hospital bed and found running into a dirty rat-infested basement.
That is where Oh So Min found him when he went to investigate the boy who was stabbed by an ex-priest.
Despite Moon Ki Sun telling Oh So Min to just watch over the boy, he took it upon himself to start exorcising the boy. In the basement, he cleared a room where he arranged his paraphernalia. He then took the boy from his hospital bed and wheel him out but Dr Ham saw them leaving.
She went looking for them and found them in the middle of the exorcism. She saw the boy possessed.
Oh So Min was able to calm the boy down but he was not breathing. Dr Ham intervened by saying it was now her turn.
Back in 1996, genius boy meets annoyed feisty girl, who was an accidental victim of one of his experiments that blew up a lab.
Yan Xi and Li Yu are like twins, they are neighbours born on the same day.
Li Yu looks after and supports Yan Xi in everything she does including her dream of winning a gold medal in track and field at the Olympics.
She is actually a pretty good runner.
They are still in high school at the same school and the same class.
For her birthday, Yan Xi was so pleased to receive money from her parents to get herself her own Giant bike just like her friends.
With the help of friends, Li Yu, He Mei, and Er Tiao, she went to pick her bike. It was a lovely pink one, which she was very excited about and won’t let her friends touch it.
Er Tiao had a camera (old type before SD cards). with him and told Yan Xi to pose by her bike in front of the bike shop.
They started arguing about her pose and got distracted. Her new bike had been ridden by a thief before they can stop him.
Yan Xi and her friends run after the thief. Her friends remembered that they have their own bikes and so they went back for them to catch up with Yan Xi asap.
Yan Xi was really a fast runner and was keeping up with the thief who went to a school ground. Yan Xi caught up with the thief and she jumped in behind him on the back and doing everything to get him off the bike.
Unbeknown to them a budding genius scientist student was doing an experiment in the school building but got distracted by the ruckus Yan Xi and the thief was making.
He poured a flammable chemical into a combustible one and blew up the window and the broken glass panes spewed towards Yan Xi and the thief.
A shard embedded itself on Yan Xi’s leg.
Poor Yan Xi, it looks like it was the end of her running career before it even started.
Back to school where Yan Xi is the class president, a new boy has transferred. The new boy was radiantly gorgeous and Yan Xi thought so too until she found out that he was the genius boy who blew up the lab and hurt her leg.
So cute. very, very entertaining start.
I feel so sorry for Li Yu. He was so close to Yan Xi before Hua Biao happened. Now Hua Biao is the main boy in class as well as in Yan Xi’s attention.
It did not start so well though. Yan Xi arranged for the 13 Naughty boys gang to beat Hua Biao up and then felt guilty when she learned that Hua Biao ended up in the hospital.
She was so apologetic, she was crying and almost hysterical when she can’t find him in the hospital. But then he suddenly appeared and they were so cute, even the 13 naughty boys gang thought so too. 🙂
She has forgiven him from taking her position as a class monitor as well as for her injury.
She borrowed Li Yu’s bike and went to Hua Biao’s house to formally apologise to him with some snacks.
And it was where Li Yu found her after following her. Sad for him but Yan Xu and Hua Biao have such good cute chemistry.
Hua Biao surprised Yan Xi with a pink bike that he recovered from the thief, who was a professional stealer of bikes.
Li Yu immediately noticed that the bike was not Yan Xi’s Giant bike but she told him just not to say anything about it.
Hua Biao is a very caring monitor, sometimes too responsible as he personally accepts the punishments on behalf of his classmates.
A few boys in his class were addicted to gaming and would cut classes. As this was their last year in high school, it is of course pretty important time in school. Hua Biao covered for the boys so they don’t get punished or suspended but they were rumbled by the school principal who makes it a point to visit gaming establishments.
Hua Biao asked that the principal be lenient towards his erring classmates. Instead, he said that he would be running the 100 laps on their behalf. In the end, most of his classmates and schoolmates joined him in doing the laps in their playground.
It was their math exam and their homeroom teacher who is also their math’s teacher announced that if their average score does not improve then he will be forced to cancel the class mid-autumn party. Everyone was in an uproar and it was too late to study because the test was within a few days’ time.
Hua Biao suggested applying the idea of Feng Shui through cheating. He and Li Yu, being the two brainy ones would sit in the middle of the classroom and they would pass out their papers with answers everytime their teacher’s distracted. The teacher was often distracted and the result of the exam was so favourable he congratulated them.
But the teacher was rather wily. He noticed that almost everyone made the same mistakes. He then called Cheng Cheng who was unhappy because she was the only that did not really had a chance to join in the class cheating programme. The teacher was easily able to make Cheng Cheng confessed.
The students said that they cheated because they did not have much choice. The mid-autumn party is the last one they will be all together in a celebration before they leave for college. The teacher, in the end, said that he would ask them to keep the cheating to themselves, a secret, and then they would have a reexamination in three days time.
Hua Biao became their personal tutor and quite good at it too.
Hua Biao was explaining the physics of action, opposite reaction, and torque to Yan Xi. He even showed to her by hitting her head but she just could not get it. So Hua Biao engages the 13 Naughty Boys gang to demonstrate it clearly to her. They hit one of the group members to show the trajectory of action and opposite reaction and balance.
The one hit said he hopes she understood the experiment because he did. Yan Xi happily said that she finally got it. This was so funny.
Yan Xi and Hua Biao are getting closer and it was upsetting Li Yu so much. To prove to everyone and especially to Yan Xi that he was as good as Hua Biao, he asks his teacher to allow him to take the Physics contest with Hua Biao.
During the exam, Hua Biao was very relaxed and finished first. It was then announced that Hua Biao had become a scholar from their school having aced the Physics exam. He will also be going to Hong Kong for expense-paid one-week study leave.
There was a very moving scene between Hua Biao and Li Yu. Li Yu approached Hua Biao to congratulate him and he said he admires him and finally know how clever Hua Biao was.
(Li Yu has a voice over while he was shaking hands with Hua Biao. He said, he lost the first place in his class but he gained something precious – friendship)
Yan Xi decided to play a prank at Hua Biao by asking one of their schoolmates to call Hua Biao, who was busy packing for the Hong Kong trip, and say that Yan Xi had been kidnapped.
Hua Biao came to the rescue but in leaving his house, his old grandmother turned on the pressure cooker and blew up their kitchen straight up.
Ohmigod! I have to say that this drama has overtaken A Love So Beautiful in the utter CUTENESS category.
The leads are just adorable especially Hou Ming Hao. There is a bonus scene in the middle of this episode. He is just gorgeous, he had that Hu Yitian scene after the shower where his hair is all wet. Gorgeous!
Anyway, Hua Biao is almost single-handedly repairing their house, doing the roof and decorating the rooms/kitchen.
It was not cheap, so he had to borrow money from his schoolmates from his old school which Li Yu found out.
He felt sorry for Hua Biao so he went looking for him and found him doing a job moving tiles. He helped him with the job and he then helped Hua Biao with repairing the roof but the tiles they used were just too old so they both fell down into the room below.
Li Yu then secretly called his father if he knew anyone in the tile business.
Meanwhile, Yan Xi was raging that Cheng Cheng has told the other sections in their school that their class will be doing a dance.
Yan Xi wanted to do magic based on a Japanese show. Cheng Cheng was into dance in a big way. She does ballet so it was all self-promotion wanting the class to do a dance. YanXi was not having that so she pulled Cheng Cheng by the hair and they had a good fight witnessed by everyone including Hua Biao and Li Yu who tried to pull them apart. Their teacher came to stop them but he got in the middle and got hurt in the process.
Anyway, it turned out that they can also do magic if they wanted to.
But the teacher said that they can’t participate with their magic if their grades do not improve.
Yan Xi went to Hua Biao for some tutoring whether he likes it or not. They were so cute because he was so impatient and Yan Xi just doesn’t get it despite repeated tutoring and change of locations.
They were coming back from more scenic tutoring when they saw Li Yi waiting for them at Hua Biao’s house.
Secretly from Yan Xi, Li Yu gave Hua Biao the tiles he was carrying from his bike and also an envelope of money to pay his old school friend. When Hua Biao refused both offers, Li Yu said that the tiles were going spare at the factory and the money was a loan. He has to pay him back when he can.
The class earned a good mark in Math so they can participate in the magic show.
Their show was brilliant, well thought out but in the end, a screw got loose in the bike, which is a part of the show, as Li Yu did not finish tightening it because he had to carry Cheng Cheng to the hospital after she hurt herself standing on a stool which collapsed because of a missing screw bolt.
Anyway, Hua Biao and Yan Xi were riding the bike towards the end of the show when it broke and Yan Xi fell on the ground with Hua Biao on top of her and their lips touched together. Awww
They stared at each other for a good minute or two. Awww
Hua Biao nervously called her on the phone and asked if she has any problem with math homework, and Yan Xi said equally nervous and excited said yes but quickly realised that they don’t have any homework as it was mid-autumn festival. They then quickly talked about the kiss. They agreed that it was all an accident and there was nothing to it and they were friends.
They were so cute.
ohmigod! It is so cute.
Yan Xi went to Hua Biao first thing in the morning while Hua Biao was cleaning and still in his shorts and vest, he looks so cute but he doesn’t think so.
He went to change while Yan Xi was invited by his grandma to have breakfast with them. They were chatting when Hua Biao casually sauntered in trying to look cool in his father’s suit and tie. His grandma asked him where he was going in his father’s suit.
He said, nowhere he was just going to watch tv. Yan Xi smirked and his grandma smiled.
They were watching a drama when they got talking about beautiful actresses. Hua Biao named a few and said he likes girls who are feminine. He then said that Yan Xi is not feminine at all because she hangs out too much with boys.
Yan Xi went home annoyed and then changed into a dress complete with a huge red bow headband, which her mother said looks ridiculous but her father said so cute.
It was Yan Xi and Li Yu’s birthday and they agreed to watch the last showing of A Chinese Odyssey in the cinema.
Unfortunately, something went wrong. Cheng Cheng did put her own ticket in Li Yu’s book. She then ended up watching the movie with Li Yu while Yan Xi stayed at the lobby waiting for Li Yu to turn up.
But it was Hua Biao who ultimately turned up after realising that Cheng Cheng was up to no good.
Yan Xi finally found Li Yu with Cheng Cheng. She was so annoyed with him but Li Yu was wondering why Yan Xi was with Hau Biao.
Yan Xi was not talking to Li Yu. Everyone noticed it including her parents.
But Li Yu forced a conversation with Yan Zi and being such a sunny girl, she forgave him immediately.
He told her to clear her calendar for Saturday as he was taking her out.
Hua Biao confessed to Li Yu that he likes YanZi.
There was a very A Love So Beautiful scene where Hua Biao used a pen to move the hair out of the face of sleeping Yan Zi. It was so cute but Hua Biao found his fingers got wet from the drool of the sleeping Yan Zi. LOL
Yan Xi wanted to go to newly opened Pizza Hut. She was promised by her parents that if she gets 70 per cent mark in Math, they’ll take her to Pizza Hut.
She got the mark but her parents were too busy arguing that Pizza Hut became a thing of the past.
Thank goodness for Hua Biao. He took her to the Pizza Hut as a belated birthday present treat for her.
Hua Biao tries to be too responsible that he worries about every cent spent he and his grandmother don’t have.
With the stress of worrying, he had become malnourished and often poorly, which caused him to have anaemia.
One time he needed an injection, which he was rather scared off.
To take his mind off the injection, YanXi stood before him. The shock of the injection triggered Hua Biao reflex action and grabbed Yan Xi by her chest/boobs with both of his hands. It was hard to say who eventually was more shocked, Yan Xi or Hua Biao. 🙂
Despite being not well,m Hua Biao continues to find ways to earn money. He had just become the tutor of Xiao He Mei.
This episode is darker than the previous episode.
He Mei lacks confidence in herself especially with the pressure her mother was putting her through.
Hua Biao, the ever-resourceful boy, got hold of sample test paper that would be the basis of their major exam. He shared the answer sheet to everyone and it was just a matter of memorising and revising to get good grades.
But He Mei was falling apart. She kept imagining the disappointment and annoyance her mother would her through and therefore, during the exam, she lost it completely. She cannot remember anything. Hua Biao, Yan Xi, and Li Yu tried to help but she was going out of control and snatch Li Yu paper which was clearly seen my the exam invigilator.
He Mei was told that her test was invalidated and parents of the group were called for a conference.
He Mei’s termagant mother told her that she was an embarrassment and should drop out of school that day.
Li Yu can see that he and Yan Xi are growing further apart. They once shared everything but now Yan Xi returned a present he gave her and told him never give her anything again. Part of their problem was that Yan Xi sees Li Yu in the company of Li Yu all the time.
Everything about the cheating came out and Hua Biao’s classmates were implicated. Hua Biao made a decision to withdraw from class but they would not accept it.
Nanna went walkabout and as expected Hua Biao was concerned and went to look for her.
Yan Xi’s mum and dad were upset with her for cheating which she denied vehemently. And to prove her innocence she did the test again in front of her parents and they called Li Yu to check the paper afterward and Yan Xi was vindicated when she even increased her score to 90 per cent.
Her mum and dad took Yan Xi and Li Yu to Pizza Hut.
To cheer He Mei up, they took her swimming, where Yan Xi and Hua Baio had a brief romantic moment but she ran off to join the rest of her friends by the swimming pool.
Poor Li Yu became poorly and found out that he has chicken pox.
Also, the singing superstar Li Min had to cancel his tour because he got chicken pox from Si Tu Er Tao, his number one fan, who managed to get up close and personal with the superstar as his father is a mafioso.
Hua Biao helped Yan xi’s brother carry a box into to their house. He got invited for dinner and was entranced at the closeness of Yan Xi’s family especially that of Yan Xi to her brother.
YanXi’s brother had been chatting to a girl online and it was He Mei who pretended she was 21.
Because of the chicken pox outbreak, the school closed for a week. Si Tu Er, Hua Biao, Yan Xi and Li Yu took advantage of the unexpected school break by spending it on chat rooms and playing games in a computer centre. The owner got wise up on the overuse of his facilities that he called the school principal, who came out immediately to see his erring students. With the docking and diving, they dislodge a gas tank next to a lit cigarette on an astray.
The only computer centre in their town blew up.
Hua Bioa, LI Yu and YanXi got away from the principal but poor Si Tu Er got caught but because of what happened with the computer centre, he was pardoned by the principal.
Poor Yan Xi though got separated by the two boys. She met a man, who she thought was harmless but actually a pervert flasher.
After all these excitements, they were back at school again.
Huo Biao was entered into a Citywide Teenage Knowledge Quiz show, which he won because of a last-minute memory of Yan Xi telling him who the teacher of Cheng Yao Jia in Condor Heroes.
The news of the flasher pervert has been frightening their community. Yan Xi was especially spooked and she had reasons to.
The pervert followed her in her house. She was alone as her parents and brother were at a funeral.
Thank goodness Hua Biao and Li Yu arrived just in time to save her and catch the culprit.
Poor Hua Biao doesn’t get much break. I supposed he shoulders everything including problems of his friend and now his teacher’s.
Cheng Cheng and Li Yu are beginning to have some sort of relationship but Li Yu is resisting it.
It was a basketball match between their school and Hui Lings. It did not go well for them as Hui Ling sent their gorgeous school teacher as the rep for the students.
Unfortunately for Hua Biao and Li Yu’s team, Mr Kong was just too busy ogling the beautiful teacher and not giving sound decisions on points. He made Hui Ling win.
Hua Biao was jealous when one of his friends from his old school Hui Ling wanted to know Yan Xi. He told him that she was not good, a bit dumb, etc.
Hua Biao has also got the attention of the big boss of their local triad because he helped Mr Kong, his teacher. The big boss has a crush on the beautiful teacher as well as was quite annoyed that Hua Biao was helping Mr Kong. To get back at Hua Biao, the big boss is victimising Hua Biao’s adored grandmother, who was selling dumplings in his turf. He was asking very high protection money for the grandma to continue to sell her dumplings.
Hua Biao was trying to convince his grandma to just stop selling dumplings at night without alarming her about the extra protection money.
I am loving this drama more. It surprised me in a big way.
I was getting worried that this drama would become really dark, with poor Hua Biao getting more stressed and trouble with the introduction of the big boss.
Surprisingly, the big boss is actually just all talk as discovered by the trio of Hua Biao, Li Yu and Si Tu Er. Li Yu was actually a big revelation as well. I thought he would always the one to pull back and calm down the group but he was really into helping Hua Biao. He was really to box the big boss as discovered by their teacher Mr Kong, who got suspicious that the trhee boys were in trouble with the big boss.
When he got there what he saw was his boys beating up the big boss.
Mr Kong saved the day by telling the big boss to give the money back to Si Tu Er and the owed rent money to Hua Biao if he loses in their quiz. He lost so all money was returned but unfortunately, during the start of the scene Hua Biao had an accident where he had a bloodied bruise in his forehead.
In order not to worry his grandma, he decided not to go home and just sleep at school so she does not see his bruise.
Yan Xi had been looking after him and even Li Yu had left him food.
Si Tu Er’s mother found out that some of her money were missing and blamed her husband and son.
Si Tu Er was so upset that his parents seemed more concerned with money and had completely ignored him.
He had not been going home but stays in a computer centre playing games all night.
Sleepless and listless, he came to his chemistry class and blew up a solution injuring him in the neck, which could be fatal, especially that the hospital does not have his blood type in store.
He does not share the same blood type as his father, his mother, however, was away.
Just before the hospital operated on him, his mother turned up.
So the subject of this episode is about mutual affinity. Despite not saying all the things that matter to each other, there is a bond that stronger than says it all.
Hua Biao’s grandma was not worried about him because she knew where and who was making the call to tell her how Hua Biao was.
Si Tu Er’s mother was busy making money but uses the money to be with her son as soon as she could possibly.
And as to Yanxi, her long-suffering mother has started staying even harder than Yan Xi herself so she could tutor her daughter, who she knew is not the sharpest tool in the box.
She also decided to buy her her own computer.
Yanxi was so happy that she completely ignored Hua Biao, who was trying to give her a pink ribbon just like that of Mariko (?) from her favourite Japanese drama.
Due to Si Tu Er’s accident during the chemistry lesson, the chemistry teacher was punished but she said that Class 3 was unruly and never listened to her.
Mr Kong took responsibility for his class and doing so being stressed and started questioning his ability to be a teacher. Then he started taking out his frustrations with his students and they became frosty towards him.
He was advised that to control his students, especially stopping them from reading comics rather than paying attention in class, he should confiscate the comic books, humiliate the girls, etc. He took the books off Li Yu, who aggressively stopped Mr Kong.
Mr Kong told them that as soon as he gets out of class he was going to burn all the books.
Cheng Cheng went to see Mr Kong in the faculty room and explained why Li Yu was protective of his comics. It was being sent to him by his mother who lives in Japan. She was divorced from Li Yu’s husband.
Mr Kong understood and asked Cheng Cheng to return the comics back to Li Yu.
Cheng Cheng called Li Yu and gave him the book. She saw Hua Biao spying on them and shouted at him for being such a crappy class monitor, who totally can’t control his classmates.
Finally, Li Yu is looking at Cheng Cheng with new eyes.
The principal asked Mr Kong to resign.
Thinking that it was because of them that he left, Yanxi, Hua Biao and Li Yu went to see Mr Kong. They asked him to be their tutor for open class.
Hua Biao and LI Yu worked really hard tutoring their classmates for the coming open day class where parents and visitors will sit in their class.
It was very successful and Mr Kong was asked back to teach.
This episode is bittersweet.
Hua Biao and Yanxi challenged each other with better ranking in their school. They then had to give each other gifts if they do succeed.
Hua Biao, of course, was number one and Yanxi who really studied seriously, which was noticed by her ecstatic mother was too busy to look at Li Yu’s new computer, climbed up 10 ranks above.
She gave Hua Biao a pair of skates, which he loved. But every time Yan Xi asked him for her gift, he always says he has forgotten it at home, despite carrying it in his pocket like a talisman. He feels that the little pink ribbon is too cheap to give to her.
Poor Hua Biao’ self-esteem was at its lowest.
He then realised that YanXi is practically engaged to Li Yu since they were children. They have so many photos together as children and Hua Biao was jealous. Especiallt when Li Yu’s absent mother had finally turned up. She was very motherly to YunXi and YunXi was familiar with her.
When Yan Xi went to see Hua Biao at his house to do homework together, he pretended to be too sleepy and tired. YanXi is an uncomplicated girl. She left him to it and cheerfully put a copy of their group photo, with their friends when they went to dinner with Li YU’s mother, on his desk.
He was curious what she left and saw the photo, it clearly shows YanXi looking rather fondly at him.
He ran after Yanxi who was seated by the lake. He then finally gave her the pink ribbon, which delighted her so much. She told him she loved it, and it’s pink, her favourite colour.
He then realised that he angsts for nothing.
Li Yu was so happy to have his mother come back for a visit to their house.
His mother asked to talk outside. They were sitting in front of their apartment building when his mother said that there was nothing familiar about the house anymore, she then said that she was getting married to a Chinese man who was also divorced and living with a son.
Li Yu was absolutely gutted. He took it very hard that his mother will start a new life with a ready-made family
Li Yu left his mother where she sat. He then went back to their house and locked himself in. He was refusing to go out, to talk to anyone and more concerning was that he was not eating.
Yan Xi organised a code red emergency meeting with her friends. Hua Biao the last one to turn up but took it upon himself to be the most proactive.
He climbed into Li Yu apartment clutching on window ledges and balconies until he reached Li Yu’s window and threw his pack back towards it to break the class so he can get in.
Inside he saw a very sad Li Yu staring at a photo of his mother and himself.
Hua Biao was a very good friend. He tried to cheer Li Yu up but he was just too sad. He refuses to eat or even go to school.
Li Yu was on the internet a lot probably trying to reach his mother. HE Mei logged in as well and was typing what Yan Xi was dictating over the phone to engage Li Yu.
Li Yu was too sad to really care.
Hua Biao stayed with Li Yu the whole time, thus YanXi went to Nana to help out Hua Biao. Nana told Yan Xi that Hua Biao wears a jade necklace which was the only remembrance he’s got from his parents who both died in an accident when he was just three months old.
Now YanXi tried to reach out to Li Yu again through He Mei about how lucky he was compared to Hua Biao whose parents are both dead. Li Yu’s parents may be divorced but at least they were not dead and he still has the chance to contact them anytime he wanted.
This woke Li Yu from his misery. He went to a sleeping Hua Biao and told him that he was ready to go back to school.
Li Yu was really affected by Hua Biao orphan history that he forgave his mother and now support her remarriage.
It was a mock exam in preparation for their final examination for college/university.
Everyone was revising and reviewing.
Sadly for YanXi, despite seriously revising, it looks like she did badly during the mock exam. Her father during parent/teacher conference was a tad disappointed that his daughter can probably hope for a junior college.
Hua Biao has no problem in school but his home life is getting from bad to worst. His only relative, his grandmother, had become more forgetful lately. Hua Biao was very concerned and took her to the hospital for a check-up. She had been diagnosed with the middle stage of Alzheimer’s Disease.
He Mei was depressed that she can’t compare to her other siblings in the eyes of her disappointed mother.
Deng Deng was accepted with a high score at Hong Kong Ballet School, but she had to turn it down as she wanted to spend the rest of junior school with her classmates, especially with Li Yu. Her mother, though disappointed, understood her.
Si Tu Er is true to form. He did not bother much with the mock exam as he just can’t be bothered to attain higher education.
Yan Xi’s brother topped his engineering course and was recommended to attend MIT in America. His parents were beyond ecstatic and proud. However, he told them that he would rather start his own business.
His parents were raging after they found out that his company will be selling craps like his invention of a selfie stick. Ha ha ha.
Poor Yan Xi was upset with herself. She can’t understand why after revising so hard, she still bungling the mock exam.
Her mother did everything she could to get her and her mojo back into reviewing for the real exam, including revising with them. Yan Xi was not paying attention to Hua Biao and LI Yu though.
She even runs off to Si Tu Er and banking off school.
Si Tu Er was having a problem with his parents again. He was playing off because he feels neglected by both his mother and father.
Yan Xi’s parents were rather stressed at that moment because her mother had been laid off from work.
Li Yu’s father was also laid off from his job because the company manager charged him of thieving when the father took a piece of glass pane to replace the window that Hua Biao broke to get to Li Yu.
YanXi only found out that her mother had lost her old job as the finance manager when she went to her office to get a spare key for their house. Instead, of her mother working in an office, she was now employed as a toilet cleaner. The mother was made redundant because she tried to clear Li Yi’s dad’s name.
Yan Xi, Li Yu, Hua Biao, HeMei and Si Tu Er concocted a plan for revenge against the Fat Head office manager, which got him sacked for being unreasonable and a lecher.
Yan Xi is trying to make up with her mum, but it seems her mum is way too embarrassed. Her mother though was very pleased that she is learning a little bit of music though not the violin, which was supposed to improve her math.
Poor Hua Biao’s grandmother’s illness is getting worse. She reported him missing to the police, though he was actually gone for a few minutes. The police advised him to seek medical help for his grandmother.
Li Yu’s father sends him money but he knew that his father might actually be struggling with money. So with Si Tu Er, Hua Biao and Yan Xi’s brother, they went to someone who can give them a crash course in business.
What they found out was that the man was actually the boys’ headmaster.
They ran off with Yan Xi and Hu Mei, who have been spying on them.
They went in different directions.
It so happened that Hua Biao and Yan Xi wen in the same way. Hua Biao pulled a surprised Yan Xi in his cardboard hideaway. He was just about to confess when Li Yu interrupted and extended his hand, at the same time as Hua Biao, to her to get up from her crouching position.
Not wanting to offend anyone, Yan Xi got up all by herself.
She hurried home and found that Hu Mei was in front of her house with her brother. Hu Mei looks smitten. When she asked Hu Mei if she likes her brother, Hu Mei cycled off, too shy to admit it to her best-friend. ahhhh
Cheng Deng Deng is getting closer to Li Yu but he is still resisting. I supposed it is hard to break from his bond with Yun Xi, who was his childhood sweetheart.
Now there are 18, they are getting more responsible and more mature but quickly realised that life is hard.
Si Tu Er blamed himself for the divorce of his parents. He did call his mother to report that his dad has a harem of girls.
Hua Biao very maturely said that even if he told his mother about the other women, that would have not resulted in a divorce. Divorce is a hard choice. Li Yu also mentioned that though his parents divorced, he still don’t know why to this day.
Yan Xi finally made up with her mother. The mother had resigned from her cleaning job and she was now cooking and selling beef balls.
Yan Xi was upset to see that no one was buying her mother’s beef balls, a pity because she makes the best ones.
Her friends said that the location is not a good one, why not try relocating near the school gate. Yan Xi’s mother understood this business sense, but she does not want to embarrass Yun Xi at her school.
He Mei’s crush of Yun Xi’s brother might perish from natural death because he had decided that he was going to leave for America after all much to the joy of the family.
Hua Biao’s situation is very very sad. His grandmother thought that he was her son rather than grandson.
She was blaming him (as his father) for leaving her to go to his wife.
Hua Biao was supposed to tutor YanXi but told her that he has a prior engagement. She then saw him talking to a pretty girl and then they cycled off together.
Yan Xi followed them. Hua Biao noticed this and waited to Yan Xi. He asked her why she was stalking him.
She immediately went on the attack saying that he had a girlfriend already. She did not give him time to explain.
She went home to study alone but at almost midnight, Hua Biao was shouting for her to come down. He said that he has no girlfriend and the woman he was with as a daughter of someone who was giving him work. He also told Yan Xi that he does not have a girlfriend and was about to kiss her but she went shy at the last minute. He kissed her anyway, in the forehead.
Hua Biao’s friends found out that he was working in the old factory where Yan Xi’s mother works. Hua Biao was cleaning pools full of chemicals in his bare feet. The friends removed their shoes and helped him out. Lovely friends, he’s got.
Ending tomorrow with the last two episodes!!!
This penultimate episode is a mix of both happy ones and sad scenes. I reckon the ending will be a rather sad one, but here is hoping that I am wrong.
Anyway, the group continues to support each other, especially with Hua Biao’s situation which is worsening from day by day.
His grandmother has sane moments and then becomes rather pugnacious when she can’t remember or recognise anything. Hua Biao is making himself optimistic that with some luck or miracle his grandmother will get better and live for a long time.
Li Yu was being kept in the dark as far as his father’s situation is concerned. He made up his mind to visit his father in Guangzhou. He bought two train tickets hoping that Yan Xi would go with him but in the end, it was Huang Deng Deng who showed up at the train station.
He found his father living a rather pathetic life. He was obviously unwell with stomach ulcers and had been dosing most days.
Li Yu tidied up the place, sorted his father’s medication and cooked him dinner. Li Yu and his father then had a heart to heart talk. His father encouraged him to go live with his mother in Japan.
Li Yu was very sure that he is not going to do it. He is 18 and able to look after himself. He will stay in a dormitory when he goes to university in a few months time, besides he finds it unthinkable to leave Yan Xi behind.
Li Yu met Deng Deng at the beach where she went to give privacy to Li Yu and his father.
Li Yu showed Deng Deng a pre-completed form for another try-out for the Hong Kong Ballet contest. Deng Deng at first was bitterly disappointed that LI Yu wanted her to go away to Hong Kong but out of his rucksack, he pulled a pair of red ballerina shoes he bought for her in Japan. She was mollified and went to Hong Kong to pursue her dream.
What puzzled me was that he was expecting Yan Xi to go with him to Guangzhou but why was he carrying the red shoes in his rucksack?!!!
HU Mei continues to angst about the exam and her strick, rather unfeeling mother. These were stressing her so much.
And Yan Xi… well she has better luck compared to the rest.
Yan Xi got good grades during her exam. She was borderline for qualification to enter China’s top-notch university. This was all due to Hua Biao for tutoring and encouraging her.
To add to this there was also news in the papers that guarantee entry of high school students who are good in track and field into the best universities in the country.
Yan Xi did not waste any time she went running for her 10,000km so she can go to Bei Qing where Hua Biao was also planning to enroll.
Can’t wait for the Final episode.
It is a very sad final episode. You wanted to know more how they are in the present time.
Deng Deng became a ballet dancer in Hong Kong. which in 1997 has officially returned back to China after years under the British rule.
The romance between Hu Mei and Yan Xi’s brother was over before it even began. He felt that she was too serious for someone like him who wanted to sow his oats first before even thinking of having a permanent girlfriend.
Then it was the big exam.
Everyone was excited. Even Si Tu Er was happy for his friends who were taking the exam. He himself is being sent abroad by his parents.
Hu Mei felt that she did not do well during the exam. But a very pretty girl handed her a brochure for a flying school/flight attendant course. The girl who handed her the brochure said that she did not do well during the exam either.
Yan Xi called the exam result hotline and found that she got a total of 500 points. Her parents and brother were so happy for her. Because of 20 points for her track and field, she is eligible to apply for her number choice of a university which is the Bei Qing Uni, who happened to have a drop in applicants and enrollees. Yan Xi’s family were in ecstasy.
She was so happy she went to find her best friend, Li Yu.
Li Yu said he had not checked his score yet. He then told Yan Xi he liked her. Yan Xi gave him a hug telling him she knows.
Li Yu then clarified the “I Like You” as a boy likes a girl. This stopped Yan Xi; she started to realise that there have been signs that he liked her more than just friends.
Li Yu said that he had been thinking about going to Japan to look for his mother. He will be waiting for Yan Xi in Japan.
Yan Xi felt very sad that everything is changing and with Si Tu Er as well who was leaving for abroad shortly.
Hua Biao called her told her to wear her Mokoto dress and come over to his place.
Hua Biao was wearing his father’s military uniform and in front of his grandmother, Biao and Xi looked like they were getting engaged or married, which made the grandma happy.
Then Biao was walking Yan Xi towards the bus stop when she told him to go back to his grandma. It turned out that they had an earlier conversation where Biao had told Yan Xi that he is not attending college as he was going to take his grandmother traveling before she completely forgets everything. They might even go around the world financed from the sale of their house, which was bought by the Mafia master as instructed by his son, Si Tu Er, who made his father promised not to touch anything.
Anyway, Hua Biao made good of his promise to his grandmother, he was travelling with her taking a very scenic route.
It turned out later that Hua Biao fell in love with Yan Xi at first sight, even before the time he caused her broken leg. He first saw her buying dumplings from his grandmother who told her that she looked like Mokoto.
It is an open ending.
Who knows? Yan Xi might end up with Li Yu after all.