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  1. @Andzek Uh there really isn't a way to address older people/younger people in Chinese culture the way it is done in the Korean culture. At least there isn't much differentiation if you are from the same generation. I guess people generally call the people younger than them by their names (without the surname so it is more casual). I know people in China sometimes ask older people to refer to them as "小 + your surname" (Xiao/small + surname). So PXR can technically call CXX "Xiao Chen". You can also address someone that way if you are close to them no matter the age. But that isnt so common with Chinese speakers outside of China. Haha. At least there isn't a Chinese equivalent of "oppa" or "noona", if that is what you are asking. People who are unrelated can technically call each other "哥哥/gege/older brother" or "姐姐/jiejie/older sister" or "弟弟/didi/younger brother" or "妹妹/meimei/younger sister", but you generally only call people that if you are close like family/grew up together or see them as a respected senior (if you add 姐/jie or 哥/ge behind their names) or if you are part of a group (like a gang/brotherhood/sect - I am talking about those old martial arts stories hahaha). I wouldn't call a romantic partner 哥/ge or 姐/jie. That kinda kills the romantic feelings i think. I think an indication of romantic feelings is if they have nicknames for each other. Or like condense their names or something. Like if he calls her Ran Ran and that nickname isn't common at all or known among her friends. xD Edit: Tagged the wrong person. Thanks for pointing that out, @biancardi !
  2. From yesterday's batch of episodes, two of the most compelling people to watch were Yong Niang and General Pei. Yong Niang's anguish when she heard XF blaming Ah Du for not telling her the truth (a few episodes ago) - for watching silently as XF fell in love with her enemy once again. YN cried because she probably knew the truth too. And at the end, YN prepared a bag of money for XF at the place she knew where XF would be. She knows and loves XF too well to ask her to stay. General Pei. Oh, General Pei. Loyal to a fault. The shock on his face when he realised that XF remembered her past at Yu Men Gate. He knew then that he could not and did not want to stop XF from leaving. And then during the confrontation scene between XF and LCY atop the gate - his expression was one of heartbreak and pain for the both of them. It was like watching a impending train crash he could not stop - the two of them were coming at each other from such different perspectives. His (LCY's) confusion and her desolateness and resoluteness in leaving. Ahhhhhhh.
  3. @pad-hari They call each other "teacher". She calls him 陈老师 (Chen Lao Shi/Teacher Chen). This is what you kinda call people in the industry as a sign of respect. I think he calls her "brother" as a little bit of a joke xD. Like 彭哥 (Peng Ge/Brother Peng). I saw it in one of the interviews if I am not wrong. He also sometimes call her Xiao Feng. Hehehe.
  4. I am at episode 49 and can I say how annoyed I am that XF had less than 10 minutes of screen time? I don't remember ever having to fast forward the show so many times before.. When did the political machinations take center stage? Update: At episode 50: Wow. They really do like to drag!!! XF and LCY barely had any screentime?! This show could have been finished in 1-2 more episodes if they solely focused on the leads!
  5. Wow.. Caught up to episode 48 and this show is so so painful. But these two main actor and actress are so darn charismatic. My eyes were glued to both of them as they acted out the most painful scenes in the series. Their expressions were so compelling and the pain so apparent on their faces. They don't have to say much, but their emotions were communicated by their every look and glance. Mannn. Peng Xiao Ran is an amazing actress. Her Xiao Feng was vividly acted and brought to life. These past few episodes were nothing short of amazing. I am looking forward to LCY's pain and anguish in the coming episodes. THE AUDIENCE DEMANDS FOR IT!
  6. @rosierosie Glad you liked reading my posts. And yes. This entire storyline is heartbreaking. Rewatching it just kinda reaffirms the fact that the tragedy was inevitable and that the Yi boys will eventually fight among themselves. It began with the father's favouritism of his wives and hence his children, Teacher Fan's choice of disciple, the factors and people in each boy's life that tries to set them against each other, the shifting public sentiment, down to Yan Yun's love for YLK and YLS's suspicious nature. Add in external threats, and it is a recipe for disaster. The drama writers made use of the source material excellently! And QS!! I am glad the writers didn't try to tear them apart after they got together. They were resolute in their love for the other and trusted each other implicitly in their decision-making. YLK saying YY's child was his? QS knows it is all part of his ploy to keep her alive. News of engagement with Lieutenant Yao's only daughter? QS knows that it was all to get Yao to support YLK. Because these two were truly intelligent and rational leads. I don't think you get to see this dynamic in dramas very often. When the rest of the household is devolving, QS is rational and constantly tries to think her way out and for the good of the family. YLK appears to be unperturbed, but you know he is only bidding his time and waiting for the best moment to strike. When YLK did not want to meet Murong Feng to discuss the possibility of collaboration and wanted to drag it out, QS didn't question the wisdom of his decision but helped think of ways to carry out his wishes. This is what partnership in marriage looks like! :')
  7. @jennien @serre @rosierosie @rosamundekingsley99_stv @Katrina Abdul Talib Hello all! Hahaha. Can we have a gathering here in this chat, more than 9 months after this show has ended? I have something to announce - I know the reason why YLK decided to go into the battlefield and fight alongside his brother at the end of the drama (instead of going to live happily with QS). What actually happened was that YLK had already ingested the poison-filled wine (when YLK and QS were forced to play the poison-wine roulette on YLS's orders) and he knew that he was going to die. So all he could do was to send QS on her way, thinking that he could possibly be alive while fighting for the future of Jiang Zuo. How did I know this? Because when he joined YLS on the battlefield, when YLS asked him to leave so that the Yi family will have an heir, YLK told YLS that there weren't any miracles/it wasn't fate at work. He was just thankful that the snow froze the last two glasses of wine so that QS never has to find out the truth (that he has taken in the poisoned wine). This is why there is no reason not to fight alongside his brother. (I had to rewatch this twice to understand what happened because the moment passed so fast). This was why YLS stopped trying to prevent YLK from fighting alongside him (because he understands that his brother will die anyway) - so he said to YLK that he will use his life (YLS's) to return all the ones that he has owed and began to turn his head to their enemies. Knowing this detail just made YLK's character so much more amazing. One might think that his love for his brother/war was greater than his love for QS and their child - but the fact that he chose to 'fight' in order to protect QS from the truth (and reality of seeing someone she loves die in her arms) makes their love so much more beautiful. And his astuteness during these last moments really amazed me. He decided to go to his brother to extend moral support - precisely because he knew that Sixth Uncle had lost and that was the reason Murong Chen has the opportunity to kill all the way to where they were. It was very likely that he knew that YLS was fighting a losing battle, so he decided to die alongside his brother. I watched the show when it first aired (after waiting more than 2 years for it), but did not finish because their constant adversities gave me anxiety. But rewatching the show now, and finally finishing it, has given me further appreciation for the show. This show has been beautifully crafted, meticulously written, very well-executed, and amazingly performed. This ensemble of people really brought this show to life and the society (the times, the mannerisms, the chaos) was depicted so very vividly. Every actor/actress embodied their characters very well and their motivations were portrayed so amazingly. What was on the surface, in the undercurrents, yet to be revealed, were all so wonderfully shown. Someone mentioned that the family dynamics during the dining scenes were the most interesting. I absolutely agree. I remember the scene where YLK sat in his seat while wearing his full uniform (including the gloves). You have the Old Master's puzzlement and anger at his son's disrespect and insistence on wearing gloves at the dining table. You can feel YLK's unease because he did not want Yan Yun's bite on his hand to be discovered. You can sense Yan Yun's panic and anger at YLK. You can hear QS taking the fall for YLK by saying that the mark was because of her - she was already used to covering for her husband's many "misdeeds" and playboy ways anyway (even if the person it is with is her sister-in-law). You have YLS's suspicion (he can tell that YLK was lying) and disapproval (what has YLK done to make QS angry again). You can also tell that YLY sees it all - and understood that this was perhaps a situation between YLK, YY, and QS. His wife was just worried - the family is at odds with each other again. And this dynamics was just the beginning - in the later episodes, these characteristics and dynamics were further amplified (YY's anger and YLS's suspicion eventually consumes them). This show is brilliantly written, and the shifting dynamics between each character has been captured so very subtly, but each detail is not to be missed because it is part of a larger picture and puzzle. How we thought the Old Master had killed his brother - only to have that turn on us. And how the "truth" of YLS's birth unravelled. Even down to how the Murong family had originally planted the seed of doubt. And Teacher Fan/Advisor Fan. I was very puzzled at the beginning and a little skeptical of his "reputation" as the smartest plotter in Jiang Zuo. Because he died early in the drama, we have yet to see how great he was. But I truly appreciated his brilliance through the end of the show - he really was a smart man. But no one really could have prevented the tragedy of the Yi family. That seed has been planted too many years ago. I fell in love at the start of the show due to the leads' fiery chemistry. Every fight they had with each other was a spectacle. Each insult they hurled at each other cut deep and lodges specifically where it hurts the most - because they truly understand each other (yet they do not/failed to see the love they had for each other). Towards the back, I truly appreciate the plotting and mechanisms and how YLK truly had luck and ability on his side. What disappointed me was that, for all that the fortunes had "blessed" YLK and Murong Feng (youngest master of Murong), their lives had been cut short too early. They had barely begun to burn bright!! I want to see more "greatness" before their inevitable fall.. Every character served their purpose in the show, and everyone were so very smart in their own ways. There were no foolish decisions in the show - only pieces of a puzzle we have yet to understand. YLS's "senseless" decision to kill Murong Feng that did not make sense at that time? It was all a well-calculated plan to allow him to gain power elsewhere.
  8. The trailers for episodes 45-48 are out. I am very very very impressed by both of their acting. Her fear and screaming when she saw LCY/GXW for the first time speaks volumes and his crazed anger when he ordered the killing of GJ is... They are both so darn good!
  9. I finished all 24 episodes! This really is the most beautiful story. :') I love the female and male leads here. They are well-written and they were equals on all aspects. He is respected and successful in his own field. She isn't - yet. This girl is only 22 years old and fresh out of university. She hasn't made her mark on the world yet. But already participating in professional projects and winning competitions is impressive in its own right. I love her positivity and how she is never influenced by detractors. She believed in her talent and kept working towards her goal. Even when people told her things like how he is too good for her, or that they aren't of the same world, she doesn't let it get to her. In fact, she For those who worry about the separation, see below for detailed summary of ending. It is a happy ending, guys! I am just not resdy to let go :'(
  10. Hehehe. I can't believe his idea of an encouragement is "You are the fattest!" I think I wouldn't know to laugh or cry if I received that. xD
  11. Haha. I thought YSW was being mean when he stated his nephew's flaws/he only said that cuz he thought BED was interested in his cousin But after watching the recent episodes (now on ep 21), I really think Li Zi made the right choice. He is the ultimate "nice guy" who is nice to the people around him - including her. So often, he treats her well and she thought it meant a lot but it wasnt anything to him. I liked that she returned him a box full of items and pointed to items that he offhandedly gave her that she treasured. Despite the fact that they didn't work out, Li Zi is really the one who knows him best. Down to how he panics at commitment and how he probably doesn't really love her (even he was confused). She really is the type who won't bow down to another person and won't compromise her values for someone else. I really admire her strength! @thunderman1 I use youtube! Just type 最动听的事 and the episode number and you should get hits.
  12. I am at the start of episode 19 and I really really liked that they made the interests of the male and female leads so similar. They were able to connect more deeply on what they are passionate about. And YSW, inexperienced in love as he is, expresses his care and concern in such a meticulate and thoughtful way. :') This is not your regular rom-com that gives you all the feels. This makes you feel fuzzy and warm, like a comforting blanket. :')
  13. 1. During the seaside dinner scene, BED was eating beef with bread and she asked YSW to do the same because it would taste good. He refused, saying that the way he has been eating is a proven way - it will definitely taste delicious. She pointed out that only by trying new ways, new dishes are created and creativity can blossom. She then told him that he can be a little rigid and follows the rules too much. (I like this part as it shows how their perspectives differ). She then asked him why he wanted to make violins - he turned the question on her and asked her why she does voice acting. She said it is because she likes it and is good at it. He pointed that her way of expression is very westernized and she said it was because of encouragement from her father. So she had the courage to perform in class and did well. So she decided to pursue what she liked after university and she found that in a Japanese school. Hehe. That is when YSW tried her way of eating steak with bread and said it was "acceptable". YSW then called for the bill and BED was uneasy as it was expensive. She said she will transfer the $ to him, but he refused and told her that she had helped his friend with the dubbing work. She relented but said that it was still kinda expensive. 2. I really liked this scene in episode 15! It really showed how he has changed - now he is coming up with excuses and walking her to her home so he can spend time with her. Remember episode 1 when he told her she had exactly 1 hour? YSW: Came out of the car to take in the fresh air. Can also walk you to your doorstep. BED: Were you serious about continuing with season 2 of the show? YSW: Why? Did you not want to participate? BED: No, I just feel that you aren't like that. YSW: You say it like you understand me well. Tell me, what am I like? BED: From what I can see, you are someone who doesn't like to be controlled by others, and doesn't like people to interfere with your life. You will also not do things you don't like, so I feel that you will not want people to misunderstand that I am your girlfriend. YSW: It is true that I am unwilling. BED: It is true that these kinds of reality shows will give someone a lot of pressure. YSW: So what should we do? Don't you need to earn money? Do you not want to achieve your dream of becoming a voice actress? There will be a prize at the end of this season. BED: Of course I'd like to earn money. But it is not good to force someone. If you are unwilling, and it becomes troublesome, I would feel terrible also. There will be another way. YSW: Actually, this way of earning money isn't difficult. You can continue learning and work towards your dream. BED: What do you mean? So do you want to go for it or not? YSW: Listen clearly for what I am unwilling to do. I am unwilling to let my life be controlled by others. I am unwilling for unrelated people to bother my life. I am unwilling for people to continue misunderstanding that you are my girlfriend. BED (still confused): So what you are saying is that you want to take part in the show? YSW: You can understand it that way. (Can this guy be more direct??? Anyone, even if it isnt BED, also won't get what he is trying to say... Hahaha) BED: One more question - you cannot be in a relationship with anyone during this period. Do you still agree? YSW: Am I not going to be in a relationship with you? BED: What if your parents ask you about it? YSW: They won't ask me about my private life. If they really ask, I will tell them the truth. (Haha. This guy is really going in circles) BED: That is fine. Then I agree. YSW: Then you will have to understand that you cannot interact with someone of the opposite gender other than me. Unlike the last time (referring to her blind date scandal). BED: That is for sure. We are now business partners, I will maintain my professionalism. YSW: Professionalism? I am not referring to that. I am referring to your relationship with other men. You can't even think about them. BED: I will try my best. Not even idols? YSW: Superficial. BED: (Starts defending her idols) YSW: (Brought them back to topic). You need to maintain your loyalty to me in thoughts (HAHA). Good night. BED: Good night. Hahaha. They are both thinking about different things and he isn't your most direct person. They are afterall very new when it comes to love and dating. And he really does have a bit of a poisonous tongue. XP 3. Yeap, she said, "Very hard" when on the piggyback. Hehehe.
  14. Thanks for the spoiler, @angelangie! WILL CHECK IT OUT. Ok, let me know which parts! The only long conversation I remember them having is while they were on the bus and he was asking her about her life choices.. Hehe. I am so excited for tonight! 8 EPISODES AT ONCE! We are being spoiled!!! I love how they both got along with the cat (named Beethoven/Bei Duo Fen). In the book, she found out that he likes cats from his ex schoolmates on Weibo (their social media site). Then she didn't want to get a cat because she suspects he will be nicer to the cat than her (haha, she wasn't sure if he liked her at that time). xD
  15. Yes! I want spoiler to Oh my Emperor! I don't know if I should watch, but I quite like Zhao Lu Si. She is so cute hehe
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