It is a time travel, going back to ten years ago when the characters of the story were in their sophomore college.
(By the way, as per time travel studies and research, it is impossible to go back in time but it may be possible to go into the future.) 🙂
The drama posed the question “What would you do if you can travel back in time?”
Would you change the course of your life?
Would you repeat it as it is?
Would you approach that goddess you had a huge crush on in the past?
Would you cherish that someone, who’s always been there for you?
Zhao Yu and Kai Jia lived together back when they were in college. Zhao Yu’s family looked after Kai Jia as her mother had passed away whilst her no-good of a father was in prison.
Kai Jia had secretly love Zhao Yu for more than 10 years. She thought her love was finally realised when a drunken Zhao Yu slept with her at the present time. Zhao immediately put her in the right that he had only ever looked at her as a sister and their sleeping together was a mistake – a big mistake, a drunken one-night stand. He does not feel anything for her. Kai Jia was absolutely heartbroken.
Back when they were younger in college, they had a little group of friends comprising of Zhao Yu (Nick Chau), Kai Jia (Summer Meng), Ruo Bi (Huang Wei Ting), Li Jun Ren (Chang Chieh), Hai Meng (Johnny Yang) and Zhi Ni (Lan Ya Yun) who always meet at the clock tower.
At this time, Ruo Bi and Jun Ren had gotten married but the marriage is an unhappy one with infidelity and misunderstanding involved.
Zhao Yu is having problems in his workplace and Kai Jia was pining from unrequited love.
Out of the blue, Zhao Yu and Kai Jia received a message from Chen Ruo Bi, the goddess, the girl everybody ( including Zhao Yu) was in love with in college. The message was to meet up at the old clock tower, where they used to meet and share happy memories.
Anyway, they found Rou Bi Li by the edge of the top of the tower with her guitar and was poised to jump.
Out of a sudden, Kai Jia and Zhao Yu were transported to when they were in college.
From all the confusion of having history literally repeating itself, Kai Jia resolved to start over and get over her one-sided-love with Zhao Yu.
For some reason Jun Ren had taken quite a shine with Kai Jia.
(I thought Jun Ren and Kai Jia had such a good chemistry. I actually like them to get together!!! 🙂 )
But Zhao Yu is suddenly behaving like a dog in a manger, though he wants a chance with Ruo Bi, his college crush, who incidentally returns Zhao Yu’s feelings as well, he doesn’t want Kai Jia taken away from him. He was besides himself when Jun Ren and Kai Jia decided to have a weekend away for just the two of them.
Episode 9 also showed that Zhao Yu and Kai Jia are not the only time travellers. Jun Ren was one as well. He was trying to change the course of his life, ergo, being more attentive to Kai Jia as he said he was not really in love with Ruo Bi. Their marriage was a business transaction between their families.
That is the gist of the story.
I love it and it was quite hard to wait for the next instalment. It is a 90 minutes each of 15 episodes. Can’t wait for next week.
18 July 2017
Episode 13 has just been shown and it is a cracking good one.
The pairings are finally being realised properly.
Can’t wait for next week, the penultimate episode.
I am going to miss this drama.
27 July 2017
It started from where it left off from the episode last week where Jun Ren kissed an unresponsive Kai Jia at the clock tower. Jun Ren felt really aggrieved that Kai Jia does not return his feelings. This spoilt boy was upset to find out that a note of “I Love You” written by Ruo Bi was not for him. So he is taking his frustration out with Kai Jia.
Kai Jia and Zhao Yu finally got it together. They had a rather torrid kissing scene under a blustering rain. It was so cute. They do have a good chemistry.
As the episodes moved forward, it finds Jun Ren and Ruo Bi being married. They seemed happy.
Ruo Bi treated her new husband to a lovely dinner on his birthday, which was sweet but it was anything but. Jun Ren confessed to Ruo Bi that he, together with Kai Jia and Zhao Yu, is a time traveller and have witnessed Ruo Bi killed herself three times. And with that disclosure, he handed Ruo Bi a divorce certificate, telling her basically that she was now free to do whatever she wanted including killing herself.
What a nasty boy!
The ending was definitely satisfying. All the loose ends were tied.
Kia Jia and Zhao Yu are now together. Zhao Yu said that they are going to be together forever. When they were talking about the first night of being together twenty years ago, though he was drunk, subconsciously he wanted to really sleep with her but he got frightened by the idea of love. But not anymore as he can’t see his life being without Kia Jia ever. ahhhh
This last episode is really about Ruo Bi and Jun Ren. Jun Ren asked for a divorce because he was smarting from the idea that Ruo Bi will always be pining for Zhao Yu, who Ruo Bi really loves.
Anyway Jun Ren not soon after, got taken away by the police for embezzlement, having wiped out most of Ruo Bi’s parents fortune.
He was sent to prison for a number of years but Ruo Bi remained steadfast to him. She did not sign the divorce papers and she wrote to Jun Ren regularly.
This doesn’t mean there were no wobblies in Ruo Bi. She almost committed suicide because of her vocal chord giving up and also some psychological issues about her real ability to be able to sing. Her MySpace site were full of nasty and bullying comments about her singing.
Eventually she realised to just give up her dream of becoming a pop star and just go to a different direction. She inherited a small wine making company from her parents.
Finally Jun Ren got out of prison. They are finally together, which was really sweet. Jun Ren does love Ruo Bi and Ruo Bi loves him.
Kia Jia and Zhao Yu were talking whether they did effect a change in their timeline!
Men and women are different not only for obvious reasons. LOL
Women are not better than men and certainly men are not better than women. They are just different.
Their differences have been written and rewritten over the years and yet they continue to be a matter of confusion and discombobulation. They are so different that it is deemed they belong to different planets altogether. Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus!
Let’s us once again visit these differences, just for the fun of it.
I love men, not because they are men, but because they are not women. – Christina Queen of Sweden ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
While female jealousy is more likely to be inspired by emotional infidelity, male jealousy is most likely to be brought on by sexual infidelity.
A gentleman is simply a patient wolf. – Lana Turner ~~~~ A gentleman doesn’t pounce, he glides. – Quentin Crisp ~~~~ A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t. – Rhonda Hansome
A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it. ~Helen Rowland ~~~~ A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. – Oscar Wilde ——— A man can sleep around no questions asked. But if a woman makes 19 or 20 mistakes, she’s a tramp. – Joan Rivers ……… A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. – Oscar Wilde …… A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty. – Rudyard Kipling …… A woman needs only know one man well in order to understand all men, whereas a man may know all women and not understand one of them. – Helen Rowland …… A woman knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the rightm will keep on talking. – Chazai ……
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman. – Maryon Pearson
If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. – Orson Wells …. It’s obvious that women are smarter than men. Think about it – diamonds are a girl’s best friend; man’s best friend is a dog. – Joan Rivers. ….
Men live by forgetting – women live on memories. – T.S. Eliot
Men always want to be a woman’s first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: what they like is to be a man’s last romance. – Oscar Wilde
Men marry because they are tired, women because they are curious; both are disappointed. – Oscar Wilde …. Men love with their eyes; women love with their ears. – Zsa Zsa Gabor ….. One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell you one that, would tell one anything. – Oscar Wilde
She who must be obeyed. -Rider Haggard
The male is a domestic animal, which, if treated with firmness, can be trained to do most things. – Jilly Cooper
There is something positively brutal about the good temper of most modern men. – Oscar Wilde …… The best way to hold a man is in your arms. – Mae West …… The way to a woman’s heart is through your wallet. – Frank Dane ……
The only thing worse than a man you can’t control is a man you can. – Margo Kaufman ……
There is one thing women can never take away from men. We die sooner. – P J O’Rourke The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him. – Cher
…… The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots. – Rebecca West
The appropriate age of marriage is around 18 for girls and 37 for men. – Aristotle
The resistance of a woman to a man’s advances is not always a sign of virtue. Sometimes it’s just a sign of experience. – Ninon de Lenclos ……. What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine. ~Susan Sontag …… Women might be able to fake orgasm, but men can fake whole relationships. – Sharon Stone ……
Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs had better get used to it. -Robert Heinlein
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. – Charlotte Whitton ……
Women can do everything; men can do the rest. – Russian Proverb …… Women love scallywags, but some marry them and then try to make them wear a blazer. – David Bailey …….
Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her – when, nime times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her. – Helen Rowland …….
When a man has a birthday he takes a day off, but when a woman has a birthday she takes a year off.
Brains ‘different between genders’
Press Association – 1 hour 3 minutes ago
Research found men and women’s brains are wired in completely different ways
Men are from Mars and women from Venus, they say – and a look inside their brains suggests it could be true.
A new study has confirmed that men and women’s brains are wired in completely different ways, as if they were species from different planets.
Men generally have more connections within each hemisphere of the brain, while in women the two halves of the brain are much more interlinked.
Brains of men also contain more nerve fibres and those of women a greater proportion of “grey matter” consisting of the cell bodies of neurons.
The different patterns in brain structure are likely to explain differences in behaviour and skills seen in men and women, say the US scientists led by Dr Ragini Verma, from the University of Pennsylvania.
Men’s brains appear mainly configured to co-ordinate perception and action. Women’s are more geared up to integrate “heart and mind” thought processes, linking analytical and intuitive reasoning.
Previous research has shown that men have better motor and spatial skills than women. A surgeon needs good motor skills, for example, to perform precise movements with his hands. Spatial ability, which aids the mental rotation of three-dimensional objects, assists map reading and car parking.
Women on the other hand have been shown to possess superior memories and are better at processing social information. They are better “mind readers” than men, and more sensitive to subtle psychological nuances.
The new findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are from a brain scan study of almost 1,000 children and young people aged eight to 22.
Scientists investigated structural wiring within the brain using a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). This makes it possible to map “white matter” – the cable-like fibres along which nerve signals pass – in three dimensions.
The results showed “fundamental sex differences in the structural architecture of the human brain”.
Writing in the journal, the researchers said: “Male brains during development are structured to facilitate within-lobe and within hemisphere connectivity, with networks that are transitive, modular and discrete, whereas female brains have greater inter-hemispheric connectivity and greater cross-hemispheric participation.”
Greater connectivity within brain hemispheres “would confer an efficient system for co-ordinated action in males”, the scientists added.
A larger degree of connectivity between hemispheres in women “would facilitate integration of the analytical and sequential reasoning modes of the left hemisphere with the spatial, intuitive processing of information of the right hemisphere”.
Behavioural tests revealed “pronounced sex differences” in the participants, said the researchers.
Women out-performed men on “attention, word and face memory, and social cognition tests”, while men were better when tested for “spatial processing and motor and sensorimotor speed”.
Few differences between the sexes were seen in children younger than 13, the scientists found. However, they became pronounced in adolescents aged 14 to 17 and older young adults.
One particular brain area, the cerebellum, displayed an opposite wiring pattern, with more connectivity between hemispheres in men and more within hemispheres in women.
Part of the so-called “reptilian” hind-brain, the cerebellum is the most ancient brain region and controls muscle movement, co-ordination, and balance.
When we fall into love, we seem to become philosophers. 🙂 Below are more philosophers. 🙂 🙂 🙂
As soon as forever is through, I’ll be over you. ~Toto
…….. Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld ……. Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore …… Assumptions are the termites of relationships. ~Henry Winkler …. Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. ~Rose Franken ……
Come live in my heart and pay no rent. ~Samuel Lover ……….
For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. ~Rosemonde Gerard
Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. ~Rosa Parks ……..
Having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night is a very old human need. ~Margaret Mead …..
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. ~Leo Tolstoy …… Hot love is soon cold. – English Proverb …..
I can neither eat nor sleep for thinking of you my dearest love. I never touch even pudding. – Horatio Nelson to Lady Emma Hamilton
I thought when love for you died, I should die. It’s dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on. ~Rupert Brooke
I felt it shelter to speak to you. ~Emily Dickinson
………….. It would be impossible to “love” anyone or anything one knew completely. Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object. ~Paul Valéry ….. It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. ~John Bulwer … I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little inkdrops, And posting it. ~Amy Lowell
Infatuation is when you think he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he’s as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford – but you’ll take him anyway. ~Judith Viorst
If were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~Stephen Levine
I don’t know why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other part of my body is broken too. ~Missy Altijd …..
If we must part forever, Give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart’s breaking. ~Thomas Otway
….. I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn. – Leo Buscaglia …. In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. ~Mignon McLaughlin
I hate the day, because it lendeth light To see all things, but not my love to see. ~Edmund Spenser
It’s not love’s going hurts my days But that it went in little ways. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay
Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest. ~A.R. Orage
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. ~Mark Overby …. Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages. ~Marcel Proust …. Love and a cough cannot be hid. – English Proverb … Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses. ~Lord Dewar … Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. ~Ben Hecht … Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~Robert Heinlein … Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ~Jean Anouilh …. Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig ……. Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. ~George Bernard Shaw … Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. ~ Mark Overby … Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. ~Eric Fromm …. Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. ~Josh Billings …. Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. – Lynda Barry ….. Love me and the world is mine. ~David Reed …..
Love is blind. – English Proverb …..
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. ~William Shakespeare …. Love builds bridges where there is none. – R.H. Delaney …. Love is the touchstone of virtue. – English Proverb … Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new. ~Ursula K. Le Guin …. Love lives in cottages as well as in courts. – English Proverb …. Love me, love my dog. – English Proverb … Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old. ~John Ciardi …. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. ~William Shakespeare …. Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~Zora Neale Hurston ….
Love is a game that two can play and both win. ~Eva Gabor ….. Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. – Robert Frost ……
Lost in your heart, lost in your eyes Lost every day, no map to follow Entire days, weeks, a blur Flickers of light, in the darkness, Only to be enveloped in shadows once more… ~Peter Winstanley
…….. No one can understand love who has not experienced infatuation. And no one can understand infatuation, no matter how many times he has experienced it. ~Mignon McLaughlin ……. No, there’s nothing half so sweet in life as love’s young dream. – Thomas Moore …….
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. ~Charlie Brown …….
Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. ~J.K. Rowling
Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Craik ……… People change and forget to tell each other. ~Lillian Hellman ……… People who are sensible about love are incapable of it. ~Douglas Yates
…… Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough
Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.
~Miles Franklin …. Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers. ~Mary Tyler Moore …… Sticks and stones are hard on bones Aimed with angry art, Words can sting like anything But silence breaks the heart. ~Phyllis McGinley
Take away love and our earth is a tomb. ~Robert Browning ….. ‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – Alfred, Lord Tennyson ….. There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west – The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox ….. Take away love and our earth is a tomb. ~Robert Browning ….. Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. ~Henry Van Dyke ….. Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. ~Dinah Shore
… to kill nothing, that is love. – A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabrupada … To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship. ~Doménico Cieri Estrada …
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. ~George Moore …. Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies. ~Oscar Wilde …. The first duty of love is to listen. – Paul Tillich ….
We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter. ~Mignon McLaughlin ….. Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay …. When love is not madness, it is not love. ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca ….
When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. ~Natalie Clifford Barney …. When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage. ~Bill Balance ………. When love is not madness, it is not love. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Walking, working, barely breathing My thoughts, far away Heart aching, mind racing Sleep does not come easily, nor last long…. ~Peter Winstanley …. Without a single thought, two hands collide and the world finally makes sense again. ~Kayla Dawn ….
While duty measures the regard it owes With scrupulous precision and nice justice, Love never reasons, but profusely gives, Gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, And trembles then, lest it has done too little. ~Hannah More
Yes, I will go. I would rather grieve over your absence than over you. ~Antonio Porchia …. You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul. ~Julie-Jeanne Eléonore de Lepsinasse … You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. ~Wayne W. Dyer
You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll
You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from. ~Werner Erhard
Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry (French, 30 October 1871 – 20 July 1945) was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama and dialogues), his interests included aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events. (Wikipedia)
Advertising has annihilated the power of the most powerful adjectives. – Paul Valery ….. A man who is “of sound mind” is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key. ~Paul Valéry …… An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it. ~Paul Valéry ……
Love is being stupid together. – Paul Valery
Power without abuse loses its charm. – Paul Valery
I don’t know if I was overly sensitive because I was distraught!
Anyway in bed last night, my MacPro book was in a mood. The cursor seemed to have developed a mind of its own. Refused to do as I wished and just taken control of itself.
I had to call my genius son to sort it out remotely (this is such a wonderful system at teamviewer.com). My ever so brilliant son was able to make it work. But after 20 minutes it reverted back to its malfunctioning way. I am afraid I gave it a bit of thumping as I was so furious. It positively refused to open my website. It did not want me to blog. Probably did not want me to say too much that would fill me with shame and embarrassment the next day or two. Omigod, it really felt supernatural.
And to top that I think a daddy-long-legs started flying by my bedside lamp. It was creepy, lol, the way it was just flying round and round by the light. This was around 3:00am as I was getting a bit tired, I gave it a quick swipe with one of my glossy magazines. As soon as I did that it just disappeared, I looked for it on the floor but it wasn’t there! Really spooky.
Then I thought, oh sh*t, I just killed my father. LOL 😉 The daddy-long-legs was probably the spirit of my Daddy who had passed on almost 30 years ago. But I started thinking about him in the last few days. He was probably with me last night telling me to be not too sad, that everything will sort itself out and to turn off the light and go to sleep. Instead I turned away from his spirit life which was trying to guide and comfort me in my hour of deep sorrow! How ungrateful was I?!!!
This deep sorrow was exacerbated by watching Julia Roberts’ Eat, Pray, Love on Netflix. I only got half-way the film as I got so depressed and more alone. Not good for a depressed women on the verge of a separation; a separation she really did not want but had to come to terms with it.
Well c’est la vie
Bye for now, I have got a mountain of clothes to iron and put away before the house valuation of Thursday.