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[Mainland Chinese Drama 2019] Le Coup de Foudre 我不喜欢这世界,我只喜欢你

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Our couple's simple wedding (I read somewhere that it was held in their high school field) is one of the best I've seen in a drama. It is romantic yet heartwarming!:heart:

QY's dad in his wheelchair holding her hand marching towards YM was indeed very heartwarming.:lol: Remember dad promising her that he'll hold her hand on her wedding day. :love:

 

The dead pan YM for once showed his LOVE for his lovely beloved QY as she marched towards him. He also showed much conviction to QY's dad when he promised to take good care of her. I love the part where he professed his love for her publicly and asked her to marry him.:wub:

 

Best of all, he threw ALL CAUTION TO THE WIND when he kissed QY so PASSIONATELY in front of many guests. He wasn't SHY for once!!!:kiss_wink:

 

NB: Does anyone here knows the title of the song which was played during the wedding ceremony?:ph34r:

 

 

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47 minutes ago, gladys57 said:

Best of all, he threw ALL CAUTION TO THE WIND when he kissed QY so PASSIONATELY in front of many guests. He wasn't SHY for once!!!:kiss_wink:

 

NB: Does anyone here knows the title of the song which was played during the wedding ceremony?:ph34r:

 

 

 

I loved that part of the ceremony the best too, haha!  So passionate, so lovely, and leaves no question in anybody's mind how he feels about QY even if he's not always overt in his actions. 

 

As for the song played, I believe it's this one:

 

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I'm done! I'm so glad they included some of my favorite scenes from the book - spilling the water on the business card and the one with the former classmate who liked Qiao Yi (though I would have preferred it exactly like how it was in the book - Yan Mo was so petty lol).

 

The only lingering question I have is about Qiao Yi's job after they got married. Was she still working at the startup? It just seemed like she was a housewife. 

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I also love the reconciliation scene a lot!:lol:

QY instantly ran out to meet YM with flour on her hands as she was in the midst of making tang yuan (rice balls). While hugging each other she confessed about the flour. :D

 

She even stained his cheek with flour. Our OCD YM was initially shocked but continued hugging her tightly as he really missed her a lot. :P

 

However it was PRICELESS to see him keep trying to remove her flour covered hands from hugging him back as his jacket was badly stained. It was super HILARIOUS!:blush:

 

It was also funny to see Dad's reaction when he saw them hugging. Then mum had to retrain dad from interrupting their "too long" hugging session. Comedy overload!:D

 

 

 

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@gladys57, I rewatched that same scene last night too!  Love it.  The subtle changes in YM's expressions when she tells him her hands are covered in flour are just one of the many things I love about this actor and his ability to bring the character, YM, to life.  I find myself constantly watching his expressions because it's often through those minuscule movements that you really get to know what YM is feeling in each moment. 

 

Also, on a separate note, I kept wondering when we'd get to see that scene where YM blocks QY from getting hit by an eraser.  Turns out it was included in one of the special clips!  (See video linked below.)  Hope people are watching these special clips to see the side story of HWY and her break-up from Da Xiong as well as YM scaring off the guy who had a crush on QY in high school and wrote her a love letter. :lol:

 

 

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On 5/29/2019 at 9:32 PM, themarchioness said:

 

Yes, in one the episodes, he was talking with his students about what they hoped to be in the future.  At first he was advising them as a teacher should, but at a certain point after listening to his students, he realized he wasn't living his dream!  So he quit teaching and bought a bar.  What a beautiful bar it is, too!  In such a unique location.  My only concern is he never seems to have any customers there other than his students (who he says never pay him for their drinks).  :lol:  I really hope for Mr. Gao's sake that he has customers in those times that we do not see him with his students there.  Hee hee! 

 

As for the stars, in the book, Hao Wu Yi has a childhood sweetheart who breaks up with her.  Because she was so upset, he told her that if she folded 9,999 lucky stars before his birthday as a birthday gift, he'd get back with her.  It was an unreasonable request and one he never imagined she would actually be able to complete, since his birthday was just around the corner, but all the classmates pitched in to help HWY fold the stars.  In the end, the childhood sweetheart still broke up with her and about a year later, HWY donated the vase of stars for a fundraiser. Their homeroom teacher then purchased the vase and kept it by his desk always. 

 

In the drama, this is being told through a series of "special" short clips where Hao Wu Yu is trying to win back Da Xiong with these lucky stars -- you can find them in the Previews playlist.  I recommend scrolling all the way to the bottom and then make your way back up towards the top by watching those videos that have "special" next to them. 

 

 

OMG Thanks for sharing the playlist. I totally missed the special short clips! Mr. Gao is such a cool homeroom teacher haha!

 

Hao Wu Yi sweetheart, you mean Dai Xiong? The guy who cheated on her right? And thanks for explaining!

 

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I can't believe I missed this special too.

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The drunk sandwich scene is also one of my faves~

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And this scene of WY and QY's friendship.

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10 hours ago, themarchioness said:

@gladys57, I rewatched that same scene last night too!  Love it.  The subtle changes in YM's expressions when she tells him her hands are covered in flour are just one of the many things I love about this actor and his ability to bring the character, YM, to life.  I find myself constantly watching his expressions because it's often through those minuscule movements that you really get to know what YM is feeling in each moment. 

 

Also, on a separate note, I kept wondering when we'd get to see that scene where YM blocks QY from getting hit by an eraser.  Turns out it was included in one of the special clips!  (See video linked below.)  Hope people are watching these special clips to see the side story of HWY and her break-up from Da Xiong as well as YM scaring off the guy who had a crush on QY in high school and wrote her a love letter. :lol:

 

 

 

So thats what happened....i missed this whole scene ..thank you :)

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I saw the last 2 in the episodes  ...but i don't remember seeing the first 2 .. ..i am glad now that i checked 

 

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Sooo quiet here... did everybody watch the raws and move on?  I'm still excited for the remaining five episodes to be released with subs this week!  And to celebrate, I did what I swore to @lynne22  I would not do.  I wrote a drabble/fanfic!  :lol:  Never say never, I suppose . . . Anyway, if you'd like to read it, it's below under the cut.  And if I have any objections to the subs for Episodes 31 & 32 tonight, well, I'm sure you'll hear from me again later.  :P 

 

Forever Home

(A drabble)

 

Spoiler

 

The first time Zhao Qiao Yi visited her parents in Nanchuan after she married was to celebrate her stepfather’s birthday.  In order to make the most of the long weekend, she and her brother, and their spouses, took the first flight out of Beijing one early Friday morning.  Which was how it came to be that she, her best friend and sister-in-law, Hao Wu Yi, were later seated around the kitchen table of her childhood home with her mother making dumplings while then men were centered around the television. 

 

“How is this fair?” Qiao Yi griped, not for the first time.

 

“Mei Mei,” Zhao Guan Chao called out from the couch, “Just accept your fate.” 

 

“I really think our mother must have picked me up from the trash can when we were babies, or something.  I don’t know how Guan Chao always gets out of everything while I have to act like the servant at home.”

 

“Are you just figuring that out?” her brother laughed.

 

“Should I help?” her husband, Yan Mo, asked.

 

“With what?” Guan Chao asked.  “Making sandwiches?”

 

Qiao Yi twisted around in her seat to glare at her brother.  “Don’t tease your brother-in-law like that.  His cooking has improved a lot recently and he now makes more than sandwiches.  I bet he could even out cook you in the kitchen now.”

 

“How does this look?” Wu Yi interrupted.

 

Qiao Yi inspected the dumpling she held up and sighed.  “Hao Wu Yi, how is it possible that with each dumpling you wrap your skills are actually getting worse?”

 

“I doubt it,” Guan Chao said in answer to his sister’s earlier comment.  “Do you see how my wife’s cooking skills are?  If I didn’t take to the kitchen every now and then, we’d starve.  I have to be better than your husband.”

 

Wu Yi stuck her tongue out at her husband.

 

“Stop fighting.”  Their mother sat back down at the kitchen table and started cleaning up some of the dumpling mess, ready to move on to the next dish.  “We have a lot more to do in preparation for tonight’s dinner.  Zhao Guan Chao, I just put a bunch of pots in the sink to soak.  Instead of messing with your sister, go in and wash them.”

 

It was Qiao Yi’s turn to laugh and stick her tongue out at her brother, as he marched sulking into the kitchen. 

 

“Is there really nothing I can do to help?” Yan Mo asked again.

 

“You just keep your father company,” his mother-in-law instructed.  “Keeping him out of trouble is help enough.”

 

“Listen to how my wife talks to me,” his father-in-law complained.  “Even on my birthday she nags and can’t say anything nice.”

 

“Now I know where Qiao Yi gets it.”

 

Qiao Yi dropped her spoon and turned to stare at her husband in disbelief while a waiting dumpling wrapper still sat in her paused hand.  When Yan Mo noticed her gaze, he simply winked and grinned back at her. 

 

~*~

 

 

Several hours later, the family finished eating dinner.  Congratulatory toasts had been made, and cake with candles had even been served too.  Over the festive meal, the family reminisced over past memories including the time Qiao Yi had invited her friends home to help celebrate another one of her stepfather’s birthday, both surprising and embarrassing her parents at the same time. 

 

When the hour grew late and the sky was dark, Guan Chao pushed back from the table and announced that it was time for him and Wu Yi to depart.  As Wu Yi was pregnant with twins, his mother quickly agreed saying that he should take her home to get some rest.  After all, it’d been a long day what with traveling, cooking, and entertaining.

 

As her mother hurried around the kitchen, packing up food to make sure Guan Chao and Wu Yi would have something to eat in the morning, Qiao Yi gave Yan Mo a subtle glance.  He caught the hint and they started to stand as well.

 

Their joint movement prompted both her mother and stepfather to pause and ask, “Qiao Yi, where are you going?”

 

Like Wu Yi, Yan Mo also had a family home nearby.  Naturally, they had assumed they would stay there since there was less room in her parents’ apartment. 

 

“Aren’t you staying with us?” her mother continued.

 

“Of course she’s going to stay here with us,” her stepfather answered.  “Where else would our daughter stay but with us?”

 

Qiao Yi looked helplessly at her husband.

 

Thinking quickly, Yan Mo answered, “I was just going to fetch our luggage from the car.”

 

“Ah!” his mother-in-law said.  “No wonder you didn’t have any with you when you walked through the door this morning.  That’s alright then, hurry on.  Do you need any help?”

 

“That’s okay.  I can handle it by myself.”

 

After Yan Mo left, Qiao Yi’s mother asked her.  “What do you think about taking your brother’s room for the weekend?  Yan Mo can have yours.”

 

“Ah?”

 

“Your father and I were discussing it last night.  On the one hand, it makes sense to have Yan Mo stay in your brother’s room.  After all, they’re both boys.  But it might be weird for him as well since it’d be like staying in a stranger’s room, even if they are also family now.  So then we thought maybe it’d be better if he stayed in your room.  He’s familiar with you.”

 

Qiao Yi listened to her mother’s circular logic and tried not to slap a palm to the forehead.  Instead, she held up her hand and said, “It’s fine.  I’ll stay in Guan Chao’s room.  Yan Mo can have mine.”

 

~*~

 

This was the first time since their marriage that Yan Mo and Qiao Yi were spending the night apart from one another. 

 

Yan Mo looked around the room.  This wasn’t his first time in Qiao Yi’s childhood bedroom, but it was the first time he’d had an opportunity to study it in detail.  He glanced around the room and rolled his eyes at all the posters and pictures of Jay Chou she’d plastered everywhere.  Big and small, walls and furniture, they came in every size and covered every surface.  He thought about it for a second and then smirked when he got an idea.  Slipping a picture from his wallet, he tucked it into the edges of the wooden frame outlining Qiao Yi’s dresser mirror. 

 

He stood back to admire his handiwork.  There.  That was much better.  Now amidst this bedroom that was decked out in homage his wife’s idol singer, there was also a picture of the two of them.

 

Yan Mo sat at Qiao Yi’s desk next.  He imagined her sitting in the same spot all those years ago struggling over her homework and studies, and smiled. 

 

Curiosity got the best of him and he slid the middle drawer open.  He found it completely empty along with the side drawers.  “How not suprising,” he muttered to himself. 

 

That was how Qiao Yi found him moments later.  Standing in the doorway, she asked him, “What are you doing?”

 

“Nothing.  Just sitting here.  Thinking.  Wondering.”

 

Qiao Yi walked over and sat on the bed next to him.  “Wondering what?”

 

“Wondering if you used to sit here in this very same place thinking about me.”

 

Qiao Yi leaned back against her arms and looked beyond her husband to the door.  “Maybe…” 

 

Then, intentionally changing the subject, she apologized to her husband. 

 

“For what?”

 

“For having to stay overnight.”

 

Yan Mo smiled at her.  “It’s not a big deal.”

 

“But we have to stay in separate bedrooms.”

 

“It’s okay.”

 

Qiao Yi pouted.  “You could be a little bit more disappointed, you know.  You’re not going to miss me?”

 

“I think I can handle it.”

 

When his answer had her pouting even harder, Yan Mo smiled and took her hands in his. 

 

“I know!” Qiao Yi said suddenly.  “You can sleep with my Doraemon doll for company.  Like how I used to.”

 

“Why?” he asked her.  “Did you used to pretend it was me?”

 

Yan Mo!”

 

Still laughing, he moved to sit next to his wife on the bed and took her into his arms.  “Alright, alright, I’ll stop teasing you.  I know you’re feeling bad about having to stay with your parents, but really.  It’s not any big deal.”

 

“It’s not fair though.  It’s clearly favoritism again.  Did you see how my mom practically pushed Guan Chao out the door?  There was never any expectation that he and Wu Yi would stay the night.  My mom knows your parents still have a house here too.  Why didn’t they think about how it’d be more comfortable for everybody if we stayed there?  Instead, we’re the ones stuck with these tiny bedrooms.  We can’t even stay in the same room.”

 

Yan Mo waited a pause before asking, “Qiao Yi, have you ever considered that you may be right about the favoritism, but in a different way?”

 

“Huh?”

 

Her husband sighed.  “Sometimes I really don’t know if my wife is just oblivious or stupid.”

 

Qiao Yi bat at his arm.  “Just get to the point.”

 

“You think your parents are making you stay with them as if it’s some sort of punishment, but I think it’s because they miss you.  Guan Chao’s Guan Chao, but you . . . You’re their precious daughter.  Imagine how reassuring and comforting it must be for them to have you under the same roof as them once more.”

 

Hearing Yan Mo’s explanation, Qiao Yi knew he must be right and didn’t have anything more to say.

 

“And besides,” her husband continued.  “Who says we can’t stay in the same room?”  Yan Mo fell intentionally backwards, taking his wife with him.

 

Splayed out on top of her husband, Qiao Yi giggled.  “There’s no way we’ll both fit onto this tiny bed together.”

 

“Who says?  Aren’t we doing that just now?” 

 

“But it can’t be comfortable for you,” Qiao Yi pointed out while laughing still.  “I’m practically on top of you.”

 

“It’s not ‘practically,’ it’s ‘in fact.’  But it’s okay.  Ever since I married you, I’ve grown accustomed to having my sleep interrupted by your poor habits.”

 

My poor habits?”

 

“Is there anyone else in our bed, besides you, who likes to steal the bed covers in the middle of the night and hook their arms and legs around my body?”

 

“No.”

 

“I rest my case.”

 

“Alright, fine.”

 

When Qiao Yi started to rise, he grabbed onto her arm and asked where she was going.

 

“To turn off the lights.”

 

At that, Yan Mo let her go and settled back down into bed. 

 

“Hurry back.”

 

The End

 

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I don't think it's just that I'm getting lazier or more tolerant. I think the subs are actually improving some. But whatever the reason, I don't have a lot of comments regarding the subs for Episodes 31 and 32.  Here are the few that I have:

 

Episode 31:

  • When YM is sleeping on the couch, dead to the world, and QY fears he's having a medical emergency, he rolls over and tells her to "Stop making a fuss," not "Come on..."
  • When QY and her mother are discussing HWY's sad situation, the subs have her mother describing HWY as "miserable," but it was really more like "unfortunate" because she had already lost her father and was about to lose her mother.
  • When QY is sharing her concerns with her high school teacher, the subs have her saying with respect to YM, "The company he founded was shut down."  While not incorrect, the more accurate translation is, "The company he worked so hard to build was shut down."  I like the more accurate translation there because it recognizes YM's efforts and also emphasizes why he is feeling such a heavy loss currently.
  • When QY looks at Lao Ye's picture and starts her monologue, the subs have her starting off with, "You think I have no idea what you're thinking about?"  But I would translate that as, "Don't think I don't know what you're thinking."  There rest of the monologue wasn't translated perfectly either, but it was good enough that I'm not going to nitpick over it.  Even if it is a speech that I love a lot.  So glad YM was present to overhear it!  He needed to hear it.

Episode 32

  • When Qiao Yi is struggling to figure out whether the sandwiches YM gave her are expired, YM says to her (according to the subs), "I should've asked you to study math."  But what he really says (more or less) is, "Back then, I shouldn't have helped cover up for you in math."  
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I’m waiting for subs on YouTube for ep 35.  I also want more BTS videos, but they only released some music videos.

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15 hours ago, themarchioness said:

 

Forever Home

(A drabble)

 

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The first time Zhao Qiao Yi visited her parents in Nanchuan after she married was to celebrate her stepfather’s birthday.  In order to make the most of the long weekend, she and her brother, and their spouses, took the first flight out of Beijing one early Friday morning.  Which was how it came to be that she, her best friend and sister-in-law, Hao Wu Yi, were later seated around the kitchen table of her childhood home with her mother making dumplings while then men were centered around the television. 

 

“How is this fair?” Qiao Yi griped, not for the first time.

 

“Mei Mei,” Zhao Guan Chao called out from the couch, “Just accept your fate.” 

 

“I really think our mother must have picked me up from the trash can when we were babies, or something.  I don’t know how Guan Chao always gets out of everything while I have to act like the servant at home.”

 

“Are you just figuring that out?” her brother laughed.

 

“Should I help?” her husband, Yan Mo, asked.

 

“With what?” Guan Chao asked.  “Making sandwiches?”

 

Qiao Yi twisted around in her seat to glare at her brother.  “Don’t tease your brother-in-law like that.  His cooking has improved a lot recently and he now makes more than sandwiches.  I bet he could even out cook you in the kitchen now.”

 

“How does this look?” Wu Yi interrupted.

 

Qiao Yi inspected the dumpling she held up and sighed.  “Hao Wu Yi, how is it possible that with each dumpling you wrap your skills are actually getting worse?”

 

“I doubt it,” Guan Chao said in answer to his sister’s earlier comment.  “Do you see how my wife’s cooking skills are?  If I didn’t take to the kitchen every now and then, we’d starve.  I have to be better than your husband.”

 

Wu Yi stuck her tongue out at her husband.

 

“Stop fighting.”  Their mother sat back down at the kitchen table and started cleaning up some of the dumpling mess, ready to move on to the next dish.  “We have a lot more to do in preparation for tonight’s dinner.  Zhao Guan Chao, I just put a bunch of pots in the sink to soak.  Instead of messing with your sister, go in and wash them.”

 

It was Qiao Yi’s turn to laugh and stick her tongue out at her brother, as he marched sulking into the kitchen. 

 

“Is there really nothing I can do to help?” Yan Mo asked again.

 

“You just keep your father company,” his mother-in-law instructed.  “Keeping him out of trouble is help enough.”

 

“Listen to how my wife talks to me,” his father-in-law complained.  “Even on my birthday she nags and can’t say anything nice.”

 

“Now I know where Qiao Yi gets it.”

 

Qiao Yi dropped her spoon and turned to stare at her husband in disbelief while a waiting dumpling wrapper still sat in her paused hand.  When Yan Mo noticed her gaze, he simply winked and grinned back at her. 

 

~*~

 

 

Several hours later, the family finished eating dinner.  Congratulatory toasts had been made, and cake with candles had even been served too.  Over the festive meal, the family reminisced over past memories including the time Qiao Yi had invited her friends home to help celebrate another one of her stepfather’s birthday, both surprising and embarrassing her parents at the same time. 

 

When the hour grew late and the sky was dark, Guan Chao pushed back from the table and announced that it was time for him and Wu Yi to depart.  As Wu Yi was pregnant with twins, his mother quickly agreed saying that he should take her home to get some rest.  After all, it’d been a long day what with traveling, cooking, and entertaining.

 

As her mother hurried around the kitchen, packing up food to make sure Guan Chao and Wu Yi would have something to eat in the morning, Qiao Yi gave Yan Mo a subtle glance.  He caught the hint and they started to stand as well.

 

Their joint movement prompted both her mother and stepfather to pause and ask, “Qiao Yi, where are you going?”

 

Like Wu Yi, Yan Mo also had a family home nearby.  Naturally, they had assumed they would stay there since there was less room in her parents’ apartment. 

 

“Aren’t you staying with us?” her mother continued.

 

“Of course she’s going to stay here with us,” her stepfather answered.  “Where else would our daughter stay but with us?”

 

Qiao Yi looked helplessly at her husband.

 

Thinking quickly, Yan Mo answered, “I was just going to fetch our luggage from the car.”

 

“Ah!” his mother-in-law said.  “No wonder you didn’t have any with you when you walked through the door this morning.  That’s alright then, hurry on.  Do you need any help?”

 

“That’s okay.  I can handle it by myself.”

 

After Yan Mo left, Qiao Yi’s mother asked her.  “What do you think about taking your brother’s room for the weekend?  Yan Mo can have yours.”

 

“Ah?”

 

“Your father and I were discussing it last night.  On the one hand, it makes sense to have Yan Mo stay in your brother’s room.  After all, they’re both boys.  But it might be weird for him as well since it’d be like staying in a stranger’s room, even if they are also family now.  So then we thought maybe it’d be better if he stayed in your room.  He’s familiar with you.”

 

Qiao Yi listened to her mother’s circular logic and tried not to slap a palm to the forehead.  Instead, she held up her hand and said, “It’s fine.  I’ll stay in Guan Chao’s room.  Yan Mo can have mine.”

 

~*~

 

This was the first time since their marriage that Yan Mo and Qiao Yi were spending the night apart from one another. 

 

Yan Mo looked around the room.  This wasn’t his first time in Qiao Yi’s childhood bedroom, but it was the first time he’d had an opportunity to study it in detail.  He glanced around the room and rolled his eyes at all the posters and pictures of Jay Chou she’d plastered everywhere.  Big and small, walls and furniture, they came in every size and covered every surface.  He thought about it for a second and then smirked when he got an idea.  Slipping a picture from his wallet, he tucked it into the edges of the wooden frame outlining Qiao Yi’s dresser mirror. 

 

He stood back to admire his handiwork.  There.  That was much better.  Now amidst this bedroom that was decked out in homage his wife’s idol singer, there was also a picture of the two of them.

 

Yan Mo sat at Qiao Yi’s desk next.  He imagined her sitting in the same spot all those years ago struggling over her homework and studies, and smiled. 

 

Curiosity got the best of him and he slid the middle drawer open.  He found it completely empty along with the side drawers.  “How not suprising,” he muttered to himself. 

 

That was how Qiao Yi found him moments later.  Standing in the doorway, she asked him, “What are you doing?”

 

“Nothing.  Just sitting here.  Thinking.  Wondering.”

 

Qiao Yi walked over and sat on the bed next to him.  “Wondering what?”

 

“Wondering if you used to sit here in this very same place thinking about me.”

 

Qiao Yi leaned back against her arms and looked beyond her husband to the door.  “Maybe…” 

 

Then, intentionally changing the subject, she apologized to her husband. 

 

“For what?”

 

“For having to stay overnight.”

 

Yan Mo smiled at her.  “It’s not a big deal.”

 

“But we have to stay in separate bedrooms.”

 

“It’s okay.”

 

Qiao Yi pouted.  “You could be a little bit more disappointed, you know.  You’re not going to miss me?”

 

“I think I can handle it.”

 

When his answer had her pouting even harder, Yan Mo smiled and took her hands in his. 

 

“I know!” Qiao Yi said suddenly.  “You can sleep with my Doraemon doll for company.  Like how I used to.”

 

“Why?” he asked her.  “Did you used to pretend it was me?”

 

Yan Mo!”

 

Still laughing, he moved to sit next to his wife on the bed and took her into his arms.  “Alright, alright, I’ll stop teasing you.  I know you’re feeling bad about having to stay with your parents, but really.  It’s not any big deal.”

 

“It’s not fair though.  It’s clearly favoritism again.  Did you see how my mom practically pushed Guan Chao out the door?  There was never any expectation that he and Wu Yi would stay the night.  My mom knows your parents still have a house here too.  Why didn’t they think about how it’d be more comfortable for everybody if we stayed there?  Instead, we’re the ones stuck with these tiny bedrooms.  We can’t even stay in the same room.”

 

Yan Mo waited a pause before asking, “Qiao Yi, have you ever considered that you may be right about the favoritism, but in a different way?”

 

“Huh?”

 

Her husband sighed.  “Sometimes I really don’t know if my wife is just oblivious or stupid.”

 

Qiao Yi bat at his arm.  “Just get to the point.”

 

“You think your parents are making you stay with them as if it’s some sort of punishment, but I think it’s because they miss you.  Guan Chao’s Guan Chao, but you . . . You’re their precious daughter.  Imagine how reassuring and comforting it must be for them to have you under the same roof as them once more.”

 

Hearing Yan Mo’s explanation, Qiao Yi knew he must be right and didn’t have anything more to say.

 

“And besides,” her husband continued.  “Who says we can’t stay in the same room?”  Yan Mo fell intentionally backwards, taking his wife with him.

 

Splayed out on top of her husband, Qiao Yi giggled.  “There’s no way we’ll both fit onto this tiny bed together.”

 

“Who says?  Aren’t we doing that just now?” 

 

“But it can’t be comfortable for you,” Qiao Yi pointed out while laughing still.  “I’m practically on top of you.”

 

“It’s not ‘practically,’ it’s ‘in fact.’  But it’s okay.  Ever since I married you, I’ve grown accustomed to having my sleep interrupted by your poor habits.”

 

My poor habits?”

 

“Is there anyone else in our bed, besides you, who likes to steal the bed covers in the middle of the night and hook their arms and legs around my body?”

 

“No.”

 

“I rest my case.”

 

“Alright, fine.”

 

When Qiao Yi started to rise, he grabbed onto her arm and asked where she was going.

 

“To turn off the lights.”

 

At that, Yan Mo let her go and settled back down into bed. 

 

“Hurry back.”

 

The End

 

 

Thanks for sharing this!  I enjoyed reading it.  Even though Ep 35 was a pretty satisfying ending for our couple, I miss them and would love to "see" more of them if you're in the mood to continue writing!  

 

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@owlstar, I feel the same way.  Can't get enough of them and wish we could watch them forever.  :lol:  I've already started working on the second drabble... I alluded to the topic in a prior post as something I've been curious about for a while now.  ;) 

 

And thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

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Ok i give in....thanks to @themarchioness providing subsequent forever home above, did this book have a "good" english translation and if available ??? 

As you can see i faithfully check back and last night i rewatched 34 and 35 again ...i forgot how he proposed lol  

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3 hours ago, themarchioness said:

@jadore1, the book is great!  You can find a link to the translated novel in the very first post of this forum.  :)  

 

@themarchioness did i mention that your are our GodMother with this drama ...so just saying thank you is not enough. I went back to the first post and started reading the book .  :heart:

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I find the hype for this drama overrated. Like the plot's nothing new, it felt like a Chinese version of Itazura Na Kiss? 

 

I do enjoy the banter between our OTP, but really it's Qiao Yi's relationship with her brother that gets me. 

 

Idk I sort of dropped this after 30 ep. Not sure why exactly LoL. Perhaps the story seemed redundant to me. 

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Finished the drama recently and it's my favorite drama of the year so far and definitely among the best romcom dramas that I have watched.

 

What I love about this drama is that it's not only about the love story between the leads but also functions as a loving tribute to sibling relationships, parental/familial relationships and friendships. Based on the drama you get a real sense that Qiao Yi cares deeply about the people in her life and greatly values the impact they've had on her life. The longing and regret for missed opportunities and time lost is also felt not only in the leads relationship but in Yan Mo's + mom and Wu Yi's + mom. In general, there's a deep respect for parents and single parents for what they had to go through. It's not necessary to shift the blame around, let's just make the most out of the time we can spend together. 

I had a couple minor complaints but all of the beautiful moments continued to add up to the point where I could easily overlook them. Definitely a drama that I will cherish and I am thankful the author decided to share her story with us. I should probably get around to reading the novel sometime since I enjoyed this so much..

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My corrected translations for Episodes 33 & 34 are admittedly me being nitpicky.  But as you've probably noticed by now I often prefer the more correct form because I feel it adds a little something extra.  And I think our beloved characters deserve that something extra, don't you?  ;)  

 

Episode 33:

  • When Qiao Yi is telling YM that she feels certain she'll be able to win over the Professor and get him to help them develop their app, the subs have YM asking her, "Why are you so confident?"  The more accurate translation though is, "Where do you get your confidence?"
  • After they help the Professor down from the tea garden, when the Professor keeps trying to decline their help and send them away, QY remarks, "Stop pushing us away," but the subs leave off her saying, "At a time like this."
  • The Professor responds by telling QY, "I've never seen anyone so cheeky like you," but the "cheeky" really should've been "thick-skinned," and he was referencing both QY and YM, not just QY.
  • After YM fixes the tape recorder for one of their neighbors, the subs have QY proudly exclaiming, "You're good at everything!"  But she really said, "I said you were good at everything!"  [Her phrasing connotes that she knew from the beginning he'd be capable of fixing the tape recorder because she's that confident in his many talents and abilities.]
  • When YM has his idea for the app and calls Wang Wei, the latter comments that what YM wants will be complicated.  YM responds, according to the subs, "I won't ask you if it's not.  Figure it out," which is a rather clunky way of saying, "If it wasn't complicated, why would I seek you out?  Go figure it out."  The subs then have Wang Wei responding, "Idol, I'll keep waiting for you," except he really says, "Idol, I've been waiting for your return."
  • When YM and Da Chuan are discussing business matters and Da Chuan apologizes for losing their one investors, YM tells him it's okay and adds, per the subs, "You've done your job."  But what he really says is, "You've tried your hardest."   I love that YM recognizes his uncle's efforts.  They may hit bumps in their road every now and then, but these two are always there supporting each other along the way.
  • When YM and QY have what they think is going to be their last meal with the Professor, he announces that he will be returning to Beijing with them to help work on the app.  QY responds that he needn't "bother" going through all that trouble, as they can just work with him long distance.  The Professor responds, according to the subs, "Why bother?" but what he really says is, "What do you mean 'bother'?"  After he explains his reasons for following them to Beijing, the subs have QY responding, "As you said," but she actually says, "We'll listen to you."  [It's an expression of obedience.]
  • YM asks the Professor why he was in the tea garden that one night, and the Professor responds, per the subs, "That day was to memorize her death," but it should've been, "That day was the anniversary of her death."  When he adds that he goes there every year on that day to "visit" her, it's worth noting that the expression he actually uses is, "keep her company."  
  • When the subs have QY asking the Professor, "When did she pass away?" she actually asks him, "How long has it been?"  Which is why the Professor answers in a numbers (years/days) count.
  • When QY asks YM, "When did you start to like me?" she actually phrases it as, "When did you start to secretly like me?"  YM answers, "If there's an opportunity one day, I'll tell you," rather than, "I'll let you know someday."  
  • When QY and GC are shopping, she asks her brother to help chip in for their mother's bracelet.  At one point, the subs have GC saying as part of his response, "Are you awake now?" But it should've been, "Have you not yet woken up?"

Episode 34:

  • When GC explains his changed his stance on marriage, he says to QY, per the subs, "I want to give her a home."  家, the word used by GC, can mean "home."  But it can also mean "family," and I think that's what he was really trying to express -- he wants to give HWY a family (since she's lost both her parents).  
  • When GC finishes his explanation, the subs have QY responding, "This is the first time ever for you to say such beautiful words."  But that was a short cut way of saying, "These are the most manly words I have ever heard you say since you came out of our mother's womb."  
  • When DC and Chen You Mei/Alicia are video chatting, she proclaims herself to be a very busy person and DC comments, "That's what you said the last time too," not "Like what you said the last time."  Alicia then signs off by saying to him, "I'm not talking to you anymore," not "So much for it."  [Also, as a side note, she doesn't mean that she's not going to talk to him anymore in a forever sort of sense.  It's just an expression people use in Chinese to end conversations.]
  • When YM is talking on the phone with DC and asks if QY is "off duty," he just meant "off work."  I love how YM is always protective of QY and has her well being first and foremost in his mind.  The whole world could go to pieces around him, including his own life, and the only thing he would be concerned about was whether QY was okay -- that's some deep love!
  • When YM comes home and QY is trying to talk to him on the park bench, she asks him, "Why are you are not paying attention to me?" not "Did you hear me?"  She then asks him if she's being too chatty, not, "Tired of me murmuring?"  YM responds that yes, she is quite chatty (not that she murmurs a lot).  He then adds, "But since I have to listen to you for the rest of my life, I just have to get used to it and I'll be fine," not, "I have to listen to you for the rest of my life.  I'll get used to it."
  • When QY and YM are video chatting while she's at work, she takes a phone call from her stepdad.  After they hang up, YM asks her, "Is there something going on at home?" not, "Any affair?"
  • When YM arrives at the karaoke bar when QY and her girlfriends are out drinking, GC says to him, "YM, come take care of your bride," not, "YM, come look at your bride."  
  • When QY's parents are discussing her being drunk, her mother comments, "You're about to get married.  Stop being childish.  That's inappropriate for you."  But what she really says (to her husband), "You say [a form of saying, "Look at her"], she's about to get married and she's still like a child.  Acting inappropriately."  
  • When HWY presents QY with a gift, the subs have her brother saying, "I paid her bill."  But the more accurate expression was, "I paid the bill.  She made the effort."  [It's a play on words because both expresions start with the word, "chu": "chu qian" - paid money, "chu li," - expended effort.]

Bonus: if you were wondering why HWY accepted GC's marriage proposal with, "Huang Pu Tie Niu!" this phrase/name is from the book.  (See further explanation under the cut.)

 

Spoiler

 

HWY was working at a publishing company and complaining to Joey about all the manuscripts she had to review.  She said they were all "varying forms of how the domineering president of a company falls in love with the female lead."  When Joey observed that was the type of books readers loved to read, HWY responded, "In actuality, I'm sure the readers are already tired of these types of novels.  These writers ought to write something different and fresh!"  The two friends then started joking around suggesting different parodies of the theme.  When Joey suggested the title, "First marriage then love: the obstinate wife of the secretary," HWY produced a synopsis for the novel with the main character, a farmer, named, "Huang Pu Tie Niu."  The translator of the novel adds a footnote that explains, "Huang Pu Tie Niu directly translates to the Iron Cow from Huang Pu.  This is meant to be a joke because the novelists tend to gift their male leads with extremely cool sounding names, whereas the male lead here was clearly named after his farmer background."

 

Credit: https://dramasbooksandtea.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/i-dont-like-this-world-i-only-like-you-chapter-16-1-kill-all-those-mary-sues/

 

 

 

Only one more episode left, my friends... I'm half filled with anticipation and half filled with dread.  Not ready to say farewell to this lovely group of characters or this beautiful story!

 

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Watched 35 last night. After watching the wedding and their family life, I can not help but think they are dating or else they are a really good actor and actress. What's a journey we take with Jan Mo and Qiao Yi. This is my most favourite drama of all time. Now I am going to rewatch again from the beginning. 

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