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Wait My Youth (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Chinese Drama 2019

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Wait My Youth (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

  • Aka: Salute to My Youth

Wait My Youth poster

  • Genre: Youth, School, Romance
  • Release Date: 19 March 2019
  • Origin: China
  • Cdrama: 24 Episodes

 

Cast:

  • Li Jiaqi as Can Can
  • Zhao Yiqin as Lan Tianye
  • Li Geyang as Lin Jiaze
  • Xu Mengyuan as as Xu Meili
  • Dong Yanlei as Tang Xingyi (Meili’s Boyfriend)
  • Wu Shuangyi as Tao Yating
  • Wei Tianhao as Zhou Lin (Music Teacher)

Thank goodness this youth drama is now slowly being subbed.

I think this is slightly older than that other excellent drama Just An Encore.

If you are still missing that drama then watch this one because I feel that it is its fraternal twin.  There are loads of similarities in the story as well as the characters.

And the bonus to this it that there both as good.  Highly recommended to watch.

Episode 1

This drama is so cute, in the same way as A Love So Beautiful.

Su Can Can is a first-year high school student who likes the handsomest and most intelligent boy in their year.

He was Lin Jiaze.

Su Can Can was finding ways to be close to him and confess to him but she seemed to be prevented from doing so by his best friend Lan Tianye.

Lately Can Can seems to get into trouble because of Tianye.

During their New Year’s celebration, she was being helped by her best friend to remove her long underwear, her mother insisted her to wear underneath her jeans.  She just managed to do it under the cover of some trees and decided also to remove her vest when a boy runs into her and they both fell on the ground.

They were immediately caught by a teacher who was running after Tianye.

The teacher said that they were shameless doing those things in the school ground.

Poor Can Can.  No matter what she said the teacher would not listen.

They were taken to the faculty room to write an introspection letter.   Tianye forced her to write his one.  He said that he was going to kill her if she doesn’t.  She was not concerned at first but when he mentioned that he will tell everyone about her long underwear, she back down and proceeded to write his promissory note.

Because of the trouble, she was in, her cousin, Tang Yating, got to read the poem Can Can wrote.  Can Can was supposed to do it.

She got into trouble with her parents when they found out that she did not participate in the poem reading.

There was a new programme at their school where the most intelligent ones are no longer put into their own class but rather assimilated to other sections.

Can Can was so happy to find out that Jiaze was in her class.

Her friend told her to get in there immediately to confess to Jiaze.

Can Can was just about to do it when the boy next to Jiaze woke up.  It was Tianye.  The boy who told her that he will never like a girl like her.


I finished watching this whole drama without any subtitles.  I may not understand fully what went on but I got the gist.

It is a very watchable drama despite lacking of sub for now!

It is a happy ending as well.

Seriously it is worth watching the drama without sub, it just the cutest.

Episode 2 

Can Can was so excited because their teacher had decided to completely rearrange the seating plan,  Can Can was hoping that she ends up sitting with Jiaze.

But no such luck as she ended up sitting next to Tianye.

Despite this, she continued to moon over Jiaze and would daydream being with him.  So cute

Tao Yating was playing the cello when a very handsome man interrupted her and told her she was doing very well.

Can Can found out that her mortal enemy wasn’t too bad at all.  He was actually quite considerate but he was convinced that she had the hots for him and kept telling her that he will never like her.

Can Can just smiled not caring or really understanding what he was talking about.  Because she was into Jiaze in a big way.

Episode 3

A small miracle, this episode is actually subbed.

Anyway, Jiaze is a school radio host.  Can Can imagined that it would just be perfect if she can be one as well and see Jiaze all the time.

So Can Can auditioned for the radio co-host.  But she stuttered badly.

Their radio adviser was the handsome man who complimented Tao Yating.

Jiaze had told him that Can Can was very good in literature and would be an asset as a scriptwriter for the show.

Meili, Can Can’s best friend was also recruited and Tao Yating and finally Tianye.

Tianye and Can Can are developing a cute friendship.  Can Can collects candy wrappers and the best provider of them was Tianye who was forever eating sweeties.

Now it was time for the parent-teacher meeting.

Tianye does not want to bring his parents as they will be moaning non-stop.

Jiaze had a brilliant idea of bringing fake parents.

During the meeting, two men attended for Tianye: his real one as well as the fake one.  He is in trouble.

Episode 4 

It was going to be their sports day and Can Can got recruited for the basketball team.  The thing was aside from being tiny, she can’t really shoot a ball.

She asked Jiaze if he could help her out, Jiaze was also too willing to do it.  He was always very kind and very accommodating to everyone.

Jiaze was just about to coach Can Can in basketball when he was called out for another commitment.

Can Can, though disappointed, understood that he had to go.

Jiaze met Tianye and told him to help Can Can practise basketball.

Though Tianye was rather reluctant at first, he went to help Can Can but she would not obey his instruction at first.

This was the episode where Tianye had to pull Can Can towards him to protect her from a flying ball.  So cute.

During the sports day, Tianye was participating in the high jump.  He was so good at it but Can Can was worried that he might hurt his back so she went to look for more thicker mats for him.

But it was too late, the contest was over and Tianye won first place.

Tianye won and quite chuffed that Can Can was looking after him so well.  She was so obedient.

Episode 5 

Can Can won the final shootout of the basketball game for her team.  She was so happy.

Can Can gave Tianye a jar of sweets.  But it went all wrong when she said that could Tianye do her a favour and give the sweets to Jiaze.

Tianye thought she was confessing to him and he was not averse to her confession so he was absolutely gutted to find out that she had the crush on Jiaze all along and not on him.

He asked when she started.  She said she liked him in second year.

Tianye was so annoyed he refused the sweets.  And then he turned cold towards her again.

Episode 6 (Unsubbed)

Though Tao Yating was Can Can’s cousins (Tao Yating’s father is brother to Can Can’s mother) they were not close.

Now Tao Yating’s mother left her and her father to go abroad.  The usually quiet Tao Yating became even more quiet.

Tianye was friends with Can Can again.

Can Can thought that there might be more between Tao Yating and Jiaze but as she was coming to terms that he was too far off from her, he would be there in her face like in the library, she was reaching a copy of Harry Potter on the top shelf when suddenly a hand got hold the book and gave it to her.  She then saw the smiling face of Jiaze.

Episode 7 (Unsubbed)

It’s Can Can’s birthday.

Tianye was going to give her a book collection of Harry Potter but Jianze got there first with a beautifully boxed complete collection.

Jianze, in the end, did not give her his gift.

As it was her birthday, Jiaze, Tianye, Mei Li and Tao Yating bunk off school.  They climbed a wall and when both Jiaze and Tianye extended a helping hand to her, she had a bit of a hard time choosing whose hand she will take.

In the end, Tianye gave way to Jiaze.

Zhou Lin, their school radio adviser was leaving the school.

Poor Tao Yating has a massive crush on him as he was leaving she gave him a bowl of cactus/succulent while he gave her a CD player.

So cute Tianye and Can Can had their first kiss, although it was just accidental.  He took her notebook where she scribbles everything.  She was trying to reach it from his outstretched arm when he tumbled down.  She tripped on him and fell over him and her lips locked into his.  Awww

Episode 8 (Unsubbed)

Can Can was looking after his dad’s records store when a gang came in.  They demanded money which the frightened Can Can readily give them.

But they also wanted the latest cd of Westlife.

This was just too much for Can Can so she started fighting off the gang but take goodness Tianye turned up just in time and overpowered the goons who eventually run away.

Can Can brought Tianye to her house – into her bedroom to treat his bruises.  It was comedic to watch how she hid Tianye in her wardrobe when her father arrived home.

He found out about it and was very upset with Can Can.  They did manage to explain what happened that her father was so grateful to Tianye and invited him to stay for dinner.

Can Can became so upset towards the end of this episode because she had gotten a very low grade.

Tianye found her crying alone in a near dark corner of the school ground.  He gave her a lollipop to cheer her up.  So cute.

Episode 9 (Unsubbed)

As their high school year is about to end, Meili convinced Can Can to confess to Jiaze so that she will never regret that she did not do it.

She was about to give the confession/love letter to Jiaze but she found him with Tao Yating.

Instead, she put the letter to the book she borrowed from Jiaze and gave the book back to him.

Now the notification for college admittance had been sent to accepted students.

Can Can was so happy to receive hers and hug the bearer fo the letter, which was Tianye.

The five friends buried their most treasured item for posterity under a tree.  Can Can donated her precious lyric notebook, Tianye gave his Tamaguchi, Jiaze gave his walkman, Meili parted with her Little Kitty’s mirror and Tao Yating her cello thingy.

Episode 21

Can Can broke up with Tianye over the phone.  She was so frustrated that no matter how much she studied she still failed to be accepted at Berklee as well.

Episode 20

Tianye came back from Berklee to tell Can Can that he was not accepting the breakup.  They made up and were happy… for a while.

Wendy, Tianye’s schoolmate from Berklee called Can Can to advise her to send back Tianye immediately to complete his thesis otherwise he won’t graduate.  He just left Berklee without leave of absence.

Can Can was perturbed.  She was on her way back to her dorm when she got mugged.

Instead of calling Tianye for help and to console her, Can Can called Yating.

Yating spoke Tianye and told him to stop treating Can Can as a pet.  He should let her go as he cannot protect her or nurture her being so far away abroad.

Tianye was furious with Can Can for not telling him that she was mugged.  Wasn’t he her boyfriend?!!!

Tianye decided that he would completely chuck his studies at Berklee and stay in China to be with Can Can and look after her.

Poor Can Can was mortified.  She begged Tianye to go back to Berklee and fulfil his dream, she would feel forever guilty if he just cast away what he had always dreamed of.

Tianye said that she was more important but Can Can was having none of it.

Can Can just begged and begged him.

She went to see him off at the airport and after a stilted goodbye, they parted ways, both sad and crying.

Episode 21

It’s two years later (or was it four years?!!!) Everyone was now gainfully employed.

Yating was a lawyer.

Meili was working from home and was a complete slob.  Her boyfriend was going to be living with her and she had to change her way a be tidier.

Jiaze worked in research.

Can Can worked in a music magazine.

While Tianye was still in America.

Can Can went to America with her boss for a client meeting.

While there, she almost bumped into Tianye, who decided to go back to China as there was nothing to keep him in the USofA.

Jiaze still dotes on Can Can.

Their music teacher sent each of them a wedding invitation.

Poor Yating had quietly accepted that her crush will be legally unavailable.

At the wedding venue, Can Can was waiting for Jiaze when a taxi stopped right by her and Tianye got out.

Episode 22

After some longing exchange of looks, Jiaze arrived and whisked Can Can away after a perfunctorily greeting to Tianye.