After the surprise and excitement in Part 1, this part is pale in comparison so you can read it with ease, lol. Yet, it is still very cute and sweet. What does Shan Shan love to do? How did Shan Shan and Feng Teng’s relationship develop? Of course, eat. Hence, the first tidbit is on Shan Shan’s chocolate house and the second one is on Chinese bayberries. I’ve never eaten Chinese bayberry before but according to my friend from China, it is sweet and delicious.
Interesting Tidbits on Life After Marriage – Part 2 (translated by lidge and edited by peanuts)
Shan Shan’s Chocolate House
When it comes to housing, Shan Shan wants a house made out of chocolate ever since she had been a little girl.
Chocolate chimney, chocolate walls, chocolate windows, chocolate bed, it would be best if even the blanket is also made out of chocolate. If she is awaken at night because of hunger, she can eat it. Then, the chocolate eaten would automatically be restored the next day.
A bit older, in intermediate school, Shan Shan watched idol dramas. Then she adjusted her dream accordingly. The house must be big, very big, very big. The house must be far away, at least 1,800 miles from the school. It would be best if before the front door there is a driveway overshadowed with trees that extends endlessly. It would take 30 minutes to travel and still not reach the end of the driveway. Because of this, she would have an excuse to be late to school.
In college, Shan Shan lived in a dormitory. Every time there was an inspection, Shan Shan had to clean until near dying. Her waist hurt her back hurt, and it was a room no bigger than a pigeon’s cage! If bigger ……
Thus, Shan Shan stopped dreaming about a big house without regrets.
For a proletariat like Shan Shan, the term “housemaid” certainly never appears in her head.
After graduation and moving to S City to work, each inch of land is like gold. Shan Shan rented a shabby apartment but still felt it was too expensive, so regularly she lamented silently: Why can’t I just rent a bed?
Sometimes, when she borrowed magazines from colleagues, Shan Shan grew dizzy at seeing apartment complexes built in the style of luxurious hotels. Large windows from floor stretching all the way to ceiling, warm carpets, lovely beds and pillows …… The most important thing is that hot water would always be available 24/7, so there is no need to do anything. After work she can go home and plops on the bed like a zombie.
For more expensive areas, all that is needed would be to ring a bell and delicious food will be delivered for free ……
Shan Shan daydreamed for a while, then she looked at the price – each square inch cost 5 digits ……
Who could have guessed, all the dreams would come true.
The only disadvantage, is that in each house there is a demonic Big Boss.
Of course, all the big and little houses are “wedding gifts” from Boss, but the chocolate house is possible because of Miss Feng.
One time, Miss Feng unexpectedly discovered her sister-in-law wanted a chocolate house since she was a little girl and continually commended that it is romantic. Hence, on Shan Shan’s birthday, she waves her hand once and calls a chef who is a chocolate expert from a top hotel to make a chocolate house taller than 1 meter to put in the Feng’s living room.
The chocolate house, that Miss Feng called on people to help her make is the best of the best. It is definitely different from the typical ones that are sold in the supermarkets. This chocolate house not only has a chimney, it also has fences, beds, blankets and there are also a white chocolate Shan Shan and a dark chocolate Boss.
Although the house is small so it cannot be lived in, but her wish has come true. Shan Shan is very touched, but because of this Miss Feng has quietly angered her brother – as if knowing something and not telling him is not bad enough, she dares to steal his thunder in doing something so special for Shan Shan.
The consequence of Boss being unhappy is, Feng Yue and her husband barely finish eating before being told to go home. After that, Shan Shan does not have time to touch her chocolate house.
After her birthday, Shan Shan begins to eat the chocolate house.
Firstly, is eating the superfluous Big Boss.
After that is eating the blankets.
Then break apart the fences.
On day N ……
Because too much force is used when breaking the chimney, the house collapses …… In the end, the Feng’s cook melts the entire house, creating all types of desserts.
Just like that, the chocolate house and chocolate Boss are eaten by Shan Shan into her tummy, becoming a part of her forever, never disappearing.
The Chinese Bayberries Diary
Shan Shan’s favorite fruits are available in spring and summer. In March and April there are strawberries, then followed by bayberries. She likes to eat strawberries, deliciously red, fragrant and full of juice. However, eating bayberries is because of paranoia.
At that time, Shan Shan was in high school. That year the bayberry season arrived early. Shan Shan was biking home from school and saw bayberry stalls along the road, saliva drooling. At home when she asked her mom to buy them, her mom said: “It’s early in the season so too expensive, let’s wait a few more days to buy.”
Shan Shan is a good child who understands her family’s finance. Over ten yuans for a pound of bayberries is a luxury so she did not insist on eating them and obediently waited for the price to drop.
Doing well in high school was the important thing, so Shan Shan did not take this matter to heart. After some time has passed, she suddenly remembered and asked her mom: “Where are the bayberries? When are we buying them?”
Her mom answered: “There are no more bayberries. The season is over.”
From then on, Shan Shan is stubborn about bayberries.
Although not her favourite, she always buys some when she sees them. Even in college when there was not much money to spend, but if there were bayberries, she would buy even if it cost more than ten yuans a pound. After marrying Boss, it had been a surprise to know that there is a bayberry tree in the family’s backyard.
The tree is probably a few years old. The housekeeper says each year the tree yields a few hundred pounds of fruit, all the bayberries are big and juicy. The Feng family cannot eat everything so some are made into wine while others are boxed up and given out as gifts.
From the time the bayberries can be picked, Shan Shan continues to eat until the end of June, not skipping a single day, eating emotionlessly. On the other hand, Feng Teng feels his teeth ache as he watches. At night when kissing her, the mouth is filled with the sweet taste of bayberries.
“Don’t you feel soreness in your teeth?”
“No.” Lying on his body, Shan Shan explains about her stubbornness and concludes, “It’s true that the best thing is something we can’t have. Was I too easy when I agreed to marry you?”
Feng Teng’s closed eyes snap open and he scowls at her: “From the time I was little to now, I always have the best of everything.”