Fangirling Chinese Novels

Really, Really Miss You (很想很想你) – Chapter 1



This is what I picture Gu Sheng to look like.  (Well, besides the fact that she has long hair, and she’d probably be holding a bowl of noodles instead of just a drink.)  Casual, down-to-earth, thoughtful.  Thanks for the pic, peanuts. 🙂

Alright everyone, ready for more Toupai and… recipes?

 Chapter 1 – Snow Peas Stuffed with Shrimp Paste

When the three names, “Qiang Qing Ci,” “Jue Mei Sha Yi,” and “Feng Ya Song” ended up actually being used in all the promotional work, Geng Xiaoxing’s dauntless perseverance and determination in getting Wanmei’s top three names, especially “Qiang Qing Ci,” had Gu Sheng in complete reverence.

Then, Gu Sheng heard the real reason and finally understand that the girl was just a lucky devil.

Wanmei’s anniversary celebration and Geng Xiaoxing’s website’s anniversary celebration coincidentally happened to fall on the same day.  Wanmei’s anniversary celebration was a huge event.  All of their CVs[1] would make an appearance, regardless of whether they were an old or new artiste with the group, and would participate in the program. Supposedly, Qiang Qing Ci had heard there would be a few cover singers of ancient style songs present, so he suggested doing a storyline song[2] and including a video and radio drama to go with it. When Gu Sheng heard this news, her heart stopped beating for several seconds.  If Qiang Qing Ci could deliver the spoken lines, she could not even imagine how much better the storyline song would be.

As an amateur cover singer, this was a great temptation.

However, while she was still letting her imagination roam, Geng Xiaoxing very inconsiderately added, the person speaking the monologue for the storyline song was not him but rather, Wanmei’s boss and leader, Jue Mei Sha Yi [Perfectly Beautiful Killing Intent]. Only then did Gu Sheng calm down slightly.

But, Jue Mei Sha Yi also had an extremely captivating voice!

If one was to disregard personal preferences and taste, he and Qiang Qing Ci could evenly divide and share the CV world. Unfortunately, Jue Mei was too easily approachable, making Qiang Qing Ci’s low profile approach actually the greatest part of his appeal.

Since she had several small things to take care of at home lately, Gu Sheng was not living on campus at the moment. As a result, she was late by a full half an hour for the first planning meeting at eight o’clock that evening. Fortunately, her part did not require her to worry at all. They had someone for directing, planning, writing lyrics, marketing… Basically anything that might required, they had it fulfilled. In these early stages, she was there purely for the sake of it.

When she entered the room, she could hear one of the three big names, Feng Ya Song [Elegant Ode], speaking. His voice had a natural laughter in it. “As for me, my time is the most free. Jue Mei and Qiang Qing Ci are the hard ones to gauge.”

“Me?” Jue Mei answered. “I’m don’t have much time for ‘PIA-ing script[3]’. Should be no problem if I just record my lines myself.”

“Don’t you have the lines in the storyline song?”

“Lines?” Jue Mei seemed puzzled. “Who’s singing?”

“This…” Geng Xiaoxing’s voice was surprisingly soft and girly. “We have several candidates, but a decision hasn’t been made yet.”

Gu Sheng was tidying her desk while she listened to Geng Xiaoxing speak.

She was mildly suspicious about Geng Xiaoxing’s tone of voice. What was going on with that kid? Where was her usual domineering and aggressive quality?

She had not turned on her microphone and merely listened in as everyone discussed.

The whole time, she did not hear Qiang Qing Ci’s voice amongst them. Well, DaRen[4] should be really busy. He probably left for a moment.

“Someone just arrived?”

All of a sudden, a voice spoke in a low, unhurried tone. It was a little unclear and muffled, as if eating something. But it was precisely that indistinct quality that made it overwhelmingly delightful and melted the soul.

Luckily, today’s meeting was for work and therefore, besides the dozen or so people present, there were no fans.

Otherwise… probably… the text screen would have been “scrubbed[5]” so much and been scrolling down insanely with enough love declarations to topple mountains and overturn seas.

One must know that for the last three years, Qiang Qing Ci had not participated in Wanmei’s anniversary celebration. So much time had passed. For this year’s celebration, there was no doubt that the online numbers would surpass 40,000, and it was certain and new record would be set.

Feng Ya Song very quickly jumped in with a comment. “Oh! It turns out our Toupai[6] is actually here. An hour and forty-seven minutes has passed. Why are you suddenly speaking up now?”

Qiang Qing Ci gave a little “mm” and said, “I’ve been here the whole time. But I’m not talking to you right now. Get off your mike.”

Feng Ya Song was very obedient and instantly went silent.

Even this DaRen was quiet now; naturally, no one else dared to open their mouths.

“Sheng Sheng Man?” Qiang Qing Ci seemed as if he was thinking about something as he spoke her name.

Gu Sheng was dazed for a few seconds before quickly pressing F2. “I’m here.”

“Sheng Sheng? He’s talking to you.” Geng Xiaoxing nervously reminded.

“I’m here,” she said again, puzzled

“Sheng Sheng? Not here?”

“Here……” She was completely perplexed.

“I’m guessing she went to go eat something. That chowhound……” Geng Xiaoxing laughed awkwardly.


Gu Sheng was honestly so embarrassed she could just die.  After a quick inspection, she realized she had only concerned herself with pressing F2 and had forgotten to turn on her microphone.  She hurriedly flipped it on, cleared her throat, and said, “Sorry… I forgot to turn on my mike.  I’m here.”

“The pork stomach and chicken soup dish I taught you to make, have you tried it yet?” Qiang Qing Ci asked. No thought at all that mentioning this might be out of place of any sort.

“Uh… not yet…” Gu Sheng was feeling as if this was rather unimaginably weird, but she still answered honestly, “Haven’t had the chance yet.”

Qiang Qing Ci gave an indifferent “oh.”

And then, there was an awkward silence.

Gu Sheng contemplated briefly and thought that Qiang Qing Ci must be a little displeased. After all, he had been so sincere in teaching her the cooking method last time, but she had ignored him. It was rather rude.

She carefully deliberated for three seconds before holding down the F2 button again. “Thank you Qiang Qing Ci DaRen for your coaching…” She paused briefly and then added, “I will definitely follow your instructions another day and try making it.”

Gu Sheng’s tone was proper and serious.

But there was still that uncomfortable silence. It was to the point that she nearly thought that she had lost her internet connection.

“Ahem, ahem… He’s not here right now……” Jue Mei Sha Yi very kindly spoke up. With a hint of puzzlement as well as a suggestive overtone, he asked, “But I find it strange. You two knew each other before? I’ve never heard him mention it…”

Everyone knew that Jue Mei Sha Yi and Qiang Qing Ci were friends in real life.

So if Jue Mei Sha Yi would say that, then that made that awkward, pause-riddled conversation very out of the ordinary.

As for what specifically was out of the ordinary about it, everyone, of course, had their own version of a story that was rapidly unfolding in their minds. For example, how a certain cover singer, so unknown you could not get any more unknown than her, was “hugging the thigh[7]” of a certain leading artist of Wanmei, who had been hiding off the radar for so long … and even…

“Let’s continue… continue…” Geng Xiaoxing finally could not take it anymore and jumped in to help out her friend. “Jue Mei DaRen, we were talking about the spoken lines in the storyline song…”

“Ah, the spoken lines. Right. Lines.” Using a very intense, manly tone, Jue Mei lowered his voice and asked, “Do you think I would be able to do it?  Hm?  Geng Xiaoxing.”

“A–… able.  Very able.”

Gu Sheng could hear the change of tone in Geng Xiaoxing’s voice.

As her roommate and confidante of four years already, where the head of one of their beds was snug up against the head of the other person’s bed, and also the one who would continue this sleeping arrangement with her for the next three years of graduate studies, Gu Sheng very sensitively sniffed out that this girl’s heart had been moved because of a voice.

She never would have thought that this person, who had never really paid much attention to the online voice acting world, would actually become a downright voice lover.

And moreover, she was the type of voice lover that, once she became obsessed, was beyond redemption and was heading straight for falling hard in the heart.

After listening for a while, Gu Sheng went to the kitchen and got the instant noodles her mom had just made for a late night snack. Glancing again at her computer, she noticed Qiang Qing Ci had private messaged her: I forgot to mention that day, pork stomach and chicken soup is also called Phoenix Reincarnated.

Gu Sheng hastily set down her chopsticks and typed speedily on her keyboard: Thanks, thanks.

After she sent it, she quickly followed up and sent a ^_^

Qiang Qing Ci: No problem. I saw your name and it made me think of a nice dish I ate yesterday.

Gu Sheng stared at her own instant noodles. She had a feeling she was going to be facing a situation where her midnight snack would be tasteless.

She swiftly replied: What was it? ^_^

Qiang Qing Ci: Snow peas stuffed with shrimp paste.

Gu Sheng: Sounds so good…

Qiang Qing Ci: I tried making it once. Not difficult.

Gu Sheng: Really?

Her heart was bleeding. It’s past eleven o’clock at night. Toupai DaRen, what are you trying to do?…..

There was a long moment of silence.

The chat room was still buzzing with activity as everyone was starting into the gossip that came after proper business was done. Those who had participated in the discussion had, in a flash, all transformed back into fans and were starting to surround Jue Mei Sha Yi and Feng Ya Song, asking question after question. For instance, they asked questions about Wanmei’s next event, or Jue Mei Sha Yi’s birthday party, or Feng Ya Song’s latest drama which had just released…

Gu Sheng had just picked up her chopsticks when she saw the few paragraphs of text Qiang Qing Ci sent over:

The main thing is the shrimp paste, which is a little bit troublesome to make. Take several hundred grams of fresh shrimp and mince, both horizontally and lengthwise, until it becomes a paste. Add boiled water that has been soaked with scallions and ginger, cooking wine, salt, MSG, and white pepper. Mix together. Stir in egg whites. Lastly, add a touch of sesame oil. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Slice open the snow peas. Fill with the shrimp paste. Steam until fully cooked.

Finally, pour some Thai sweet chili sauce over them. The texture of the shrimp paste is really nice. It has the fresh sweetness of the snow peas.  The taste is really quite good.

So serious with his explanation…

The channel was still bustling with excitement. After Gu Sheng stared at her bowl for a few seconds, she quickly typed off a “Thank you, DaRen,” and also added several smiley faces behind it before grabbing her bowl and running to the kitchen. “Mom! Did you guys have any leftovers from dinner, like meat or shrimp? Or anything will do. If there really is nothing, you can give me an egg to add into my food…”



[1] Short for “character voice.” This term originated from Japan to describe professional dubbers and is equivalent to the western world’s “VA,” which is short for voice actor.

[2]剧情歌 “ju qing ge.” A “storyline song” is one that contains spoken lines, monologue or dialogue, embedded within the song itself. As the name implies, the lyrics of such songs usually have a rich storyline.

[3] Orig. pia戏. From what I understand from my research, the main gist of this is, CVs get together (often virtually, through some sort o f online medium), and together, they read through a script with the proper emotion, as opposed to reading their lines alone and sending it in. Traditionally, a director is present to provide feedback. However, sometimes, this rehearsal of voices ends up being used directly in the final product (usually a radio drama or something along those lines). The name “pia戏” is meant to mean 拍戏, which means to perform/make a drama/movie/script. “PIA” is actually an onomatopoeia (sound word) for the first character 拍, which when written alone, means to tap/clap/beat/slap/etc, and is used in place of that character. Hence, when you see “PIA script,” you can think of it as “perform script.”

[4] Orig. 大人. Literally meaning “big person.” A respectful form of address to a person of authority. In this case, the big names in the online entertainment circle are addressed as “DaRen.”

[5] Orig. 刷屏‘shua ping.’ Literally ‘scrub/brush screen.’ Slang used online. When a screen is being “scrubbed,” it is scrolling down quickly because so many comments are coming in that the screen is continuously moving to keep up.

[6] Orig. 头牌 ‘Toupai.’ Nickname for Qiang Qing Ci. This word means “leading actor/singer/performer” or “star” or “headliner performer” i.e. the biggest name and biggest crowd-drawer.

[7] Orig. 抱大腿. In the entertainment circle, to ‘hug someone’s thigh’ is to use another person’s popularity to help you rise up and increase your own fame.



69 thoughts on “Really, Really Miss You (很想很想你) – Chapter 1

  1. Mmm my mouth is watering while reading the food descriptions. Thank god I’m eating a Vietnamese pork roll as I was reading this chapter.

    Da Ren seems to give our female heroine, Gu Sheng a lot more attention than others.

    Thank you for the chapter hoju I’ve been waiting patiently all week for this. 🙂

  2. thanks hoju 🙂

  3. Hmm, I was thinking, if this was Pride and Prejudice, Jue Mei would be Mr. Bingley and QQC would be Mr. Darcy. One is friendly and the other is handsome and mysterious. 😛

    • It certainly seems like Sheng Sheng’s friend is falling in love with someone. 😀 The bold and brash girl in the prologue has become soft and gentle in this chapter. 🙂

      • OMG! Why does every time Toupai appear I feel like swooning? 😀

        Did he seriously waited one hour and forty-seven minutes for Sheng Sheng? It feels like he was there only for her or something. So romantic. 😡

        • I think Jue Mei and Geng Xiaoxing will make a lovely couple too.

          Thank you for the recipe. Snow Peas Stuffed with Shrimp Paste sounds delicious. Maybe I can get my mom to try it out.

          Beautiful voice and know how to cook delicious dishes, Toupai is the ideal man.

        • Haha! Because every time Toupai appears, I swoon too! I’m biased, though. He gets more and more attractive, and now that I’ve read the whole book and come back to re-read, I’m reading way more into his early gestures too. ❤ (I think he was there only for her!)

          Oooooh! Tell me if your mom every makes the dish. I've had shrimp paste in peppers or eggplant but never snow peas. And Thai chill sauce! My mouth is watering…

        • Nope, my mom has never made this particular dish before. I’ve sent her the recipe. Hopefully, she will make it for me someday. 😀

          Sheng Sheng is one very lucky young lady. Once she and Toupai get together later, he will make all these delicious dishes for her.

  4. This is soo romantic and cute! Toupai sits around patiently waiting for Sheng Sheng to appear in the chat room, for almost an entire 2 hours, no less. Most guys would have given up after at most 30 minutes. And then he starts talking to her as if everyone else is not in the room. Ha. And then he sends her a private message! It can’t get any cuter than this, right? Or can it? 😀

    I wonder what everyone was thinking about when they were speculating that Toupai and Sheng Sheng might have a relationship outside the virtual world? Did they think Sheng Sheng was kissing up to Toupai because he was famous and she wanted to ride on the coattails of his popularity? That’s kind of a mean assumption. 😦

    So is Jue Mei also a doctor, since he knows Toupai in real life? Or are they roommates?

    • Oh, Mel, it gets way cuter than this! 😀 Just you wait!

      I hope they weren’t speculating that. Plus, it was Toupai that initiated the convo. Sheng Sheng thought that that was probably what they were thinking, hence her “hugging the thigh” thought that flashed through her mind.

      We get a physical description of Jue Mei later, but aside from that, don’t know much about him outside of the virtual world. He and Toupai go way back, and he is hilarious. Actually, all of Toupai’s friends are hilarious. I love them.

      • What is everyone’s age in this story? And what are the circumstances of Toupai and Sheng Sheng’s first meeting? Is it at that song recording you have already translated? Is there less online chat room stuff once they meet in person?

        • I bet everyone (esp Toupai’s friends) were noisy about his personal life and were wiggling their eyebrows with curiosity at Toupai’s interest in Sheng Sheng. 😀 Does the story go more into Toupai and Sheng Sheng’s lives outside of the virtual world later on?

        • This is all from memory, but Sheng Sheng is in her last year of her undergrad, so that puts her at ~ 21-22 years. It’s stated later that Toupai is 25-26 years. Jue Mei and all Toupai’s friends should be around his age. Geng Xiaoxing should be the same age as Sheng Sheng.

          Yes, the recording studio is where they had their first real life meet-up and knew that it was each other. I didn’t translate their first impression. (We’ll save that for later. ;))

          The first several chapters are mainly online chat room stuff to establish their online friendship. (And that’s the hardest to translate. ;)) Then they transition technology to PMs, QQ, texting, and more private forms of communication, which will read more like conversations. But yes, the technology fades out and takes a backseat when they get to know each other in real life.

        • Ha! So Toupai and Sheng Sheng are very close in age. From the way Sheng Sheng was reverently and oh-so-politely speaking to Toupai in the chat room and on private messaging, it almost seemed like he was eons older and she was speaking to a respected elder. Haha. I wonder what Toupai thought about that! Not how he wanted her to view him, I bet. 😀

        • Technically, Toupai is a respected elder in the CV/online world. Not necessarily by age but certainly by experience.

          Tehe… I suspect Toupai is grinning very slyly.

        • Eck! Can’t wait for more Toupai! I think I am in love with his cuteness. When is the next update? 😀

        • We are not the only ones speculating about his age. 😀 In the prologue, his fans also speculate about it. I wonder how old he was when he first started out as a voice actor.

        • Mel, you’ve joined Toupai’s fan club with Mai and me!

          Next update hopefully soon… Hoping to post a once more this week before I get caught up in my birthday party prep for my little girl next week.

        • Oh Melanie, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Once to get to know more about Toupai, you are going to swoon more. He has one more hidden talent he hasn’t shown to the world yet.

          Oh, I love birthday party.
          Hoju, Happy Birthday to your little girl. Wishing you both a whole lot of happiness.

        • Hoju happy birthday for your little girl 🙂 ah i want join Toupai fans too 😀

        • Thanks, Hanny, and welcome to Toupai’s fan club. 😀

  5. Oh, happy birthday to your little one, hoju. How old is she?

    Toupai has more hidden talents? He’s handsome. He saves lives. He has a dreamy voice. He cooks. Is there anything the man cannot do? So if he is so perfect, how come he doesn’t already have a girlfriend? Have you finished the novel already, Mai?

    • No, I’m reading the Viet translation and it’s only halfway done right now. At least I got to the part where he asks her to be his girlfriend. So shocking! 😀

      By the way Hoju, is it just me or each chapter is kind of short?

    • Thanks for the wishes Mai and Mel. My baby girl is turning 4! Waaaah!

      Mel, that’s just outward. He is so romantic how he declares his love to the world! Gah! I so want to translate those parts now… So sweet… There’s a reason why Mai and I are absolutely smitten by him.

      Mai, the chapters are kind of short… until you start translating! Haha. I can breeze through a chapter in 10 min or less reading, but translating takes days (although, admittedly, I am a very slow translator.)

  6. 4 years old? She’s a big girl now! Soon she will be off to kindergarten and you will have nothing to do but translate more stories! 🙂

    Mai and hoju, do not tease poor me who cannot read the novel with romantic sweet scenes which I will not read until many months later. 😦 So I still don’t understand why this guy has not been snatched up yet.

    • I promise, no more teasing. You’ll just have to fall in love with him on your own. 🙂 As for why he’s still single, I think it’s because he’s not romantically interested in anyone yet.

      • Sigh. Yes, all the good catches are so picky and have such high standards. But that just means that Sheng Sheng is a good catch, too, to have someone like Toupai show interest in her. 🙂 This is kind of like a story where a fan gets to marry her idol. So romantic. 😀

      • Mel, I wish I had more time for translating. Actually, I’d be happy with time for sleep.I’ve still got a baby boy under 1.

        Yes to what Mai says that he never was interested in starting a relationship… plus, there’s one layer deeper than that. 😉 Follow along in the story. (Another shameless promotion!) You’ll learn more about our Toupai. 😀

        There’s another earlier MBFB novel where the fan marries her idol. In fact, it was the novel that skyrocketed MBFB’s popularity as an author. It kind of feels like an early version of Really, Really Miss You actually. It’s like MBFB took the concept of that story and improved it by writing Really, Really Miss You.

        • A new baby! Congratulations, hoju! I am surprised you have taken on a translation project (and utterly grateful that you did). Good for you. You’re super mom and super translator. I really admire all you translators out there, balancing work or school and family and translations. Sheesh. Hats off to all off you!

        • hoju im not pay attention before , i was wonder who the author name of this novel Really, Really Miss you? i mean the long name? can you give the link that story the fan marries her idol? thanks hoju:)

        • ah sorry hoju i just check in ssb hihi , seem i must use my glasses so big not see 😀 so the name Mo Bao Fei Bao

  7. Hi hanny! Welcome to the Toupai craze! Hey, I saw your comments about my story on my story site, but the site is very strange and old and won’t let me respond to your comments anymore. When I go to the comments page, there is no box for me to type in my comments now. 😦 Anyway, this is what I wrote back to you and Moonblossom:


    Hi hanny and Moonblossom! Huh, I am not sure how you girls got here but I am very glad to be chatting about my story again. I haven’t talked about the story in ages that I actually had to go back and re-read my own work in order to know how to respond to you! This story has less than 20 chapters written so far, and already I cannot remember the details. It has been that long. 😦 Anyway, thank you for renewing my interest in this. Silent readers are always welcomed, but talking about the story gets me motivated again.

    Moonblossom –
    Yes, you do remind me of Crazy Sect Leader! Crazy Sect Leader stalked Huang Fu Yun because he wanted her to take over the position of Sect Leader. What position do you want me to take over? 🙂 I haven’t had time to hang around the blog lately. How far along is your translation? Is He Zai back? I actually like the guy. Well toned body. Who wouldn’t? 🙂
    OK, first, thanks for coming here. Your comment about the UK and the rose completely went over my head. I am sorry but I am afraid I don’t understand what you mean. Can you clarify? Is there a similar story written by someone in UK?
    Sit Chung Nam is not really a hero. He is merely the male lead. The male lead in my first story is more in line with the typical goody goody male lead type. That story is still in progress but has almost 90 chapters. I need to do some grammatical revisions on that story. I intend to finish it since I have readers who have been following it for years and it is the only way I can repay them for their loyalty. However, as my writing style changed over the years, my interests in males leads also did. I started to like bad boys, or shall we say characters who are a bit, er, a lot shadier than the typical heroic leads. I started to find completely upright and good characters boring, and started preferring male characters who were bad but had some redeeming characteristics that were slowly revealed as the story progressed. Some of my readers who have read both stories prefer the male lead in my other story, while some prefer the bad boy in this one.
    I am too inept and lazy to maintain my own blog so I wouldn’t know where else to post my story. :p Any suggestions of sites I can post my story for free without needing me to actually set up a blog and maintain it?

    Hanny –
    Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement! I briefly thought about writing xian xia after starting to read xia0yuer’s translation of Heavy Sweetness, but I just couldn’t jump around projects. I need to finish my two ongoing stories first. I owe it to anyone who is still silently hanging around for years waiting for the completion.

    Moonblossom and hanny –
    When you both mentioned about blood and glory, I was surprised. None of my other previous readers mentioned it, so I went back to re-read and refresh my memory of my own story. Boy was I shocked! You are right! There is quite a bit of spilled blood. Haha. I didn’t even realize how blood thirsty I was! I will try to limit my blood spilling from now on, though I am not sure how to kill characters without some blood spillage. The story is not exactly fluffy and cute, but I will try my best. 🙂


    I apologize sincerely to hoju, peanuts, and hui3er for using their translation thread and site for comments regarding my story, but I don’t know how else to get in touch with hanny and I don’t want hanny to think I am ignoring her comments. Hanny, if you would like to further discuss my story in the future, please email me at Thanks again. 🙂

    And hoju, I am waiting for more Toupai! How can I already love him when he hasn’t even appeared in the flesh yet????

    • haha ok first we both must say sorry to hoju, peanuts and hui3er 🙂 ok i will sent email to you:) don’t worry i have to sent 2 times too because your web error i think:)

    • No worries. 🙂

      Mel, because Toupai is THAT amazing…. *sigh* ❤

      • Good thing this is only a novel. See? This is how easily people can fall head over heels in love with someone online (or with their voice online) and then be completely crestfallen when they meet in person. Good thing for Sheng Sheng that Toupai is handsome and young and lives up to his image. I can’t wait for them to meet and interact in real life. Did they meet in real life yet by the time they had that online “date” and his friends kept crashing their private chat? How did the friends even find out about their date? And what were the friends talking about once they were in the private chat room?

        • Spoiler Alert

          They kind of met already in real life without realizing it was each other. Her family store is next to the hospital where he works. I think you will see this soon in the next few chapters.

        • Hi Mai nice meet you here:) so Sheng Sheng family has store 🙂 oh so maybe they already see each other face then 🙂 wah i must wait patiently until hoju translate 😀

        • Hi Hanny,

          It’s nice to meet you as well. Yes, Sheng Sheng’s family owns a store and she works there sometime as well. Let’s just say that she certainly took notice of him without realizing that it was him. Does that make sense? 😀

        • So Sheng Sheng noticed Toupai in her parents’ store?! 😀 Did he notice her???? This is so exciting!!!! Please give me more spoilers!!!!

        • Mai by the way what kind of store Sheng Sheng family have? i was wonder if Sheng Sheng knew she will help her parents everyday even only few hours just to see Toupai:D

        • Hanny, it is a convenience store. Sheng Sheng only helps out when she’s home from college during the holidays. The thing is, until they meet in real life, she doesn’t know he is Toupai.

          Melanie, yes, Toupai certainly remember her as the girl in the store with a dog. 😀 They recognize each other when they meet face to face.

          You want more spoilers? Wouldn’t that take away all the fun? 😀

        • Mai, I’m so conflicted! On one hand, I want to know what happens. But on the other hand, I don’t want to spoil the fun and know details ahead of time! Ohhhh! What to do!!!! Ok, just give me some vague spoilers to whet my appetite.

          1) Was Toupai interested in the “girl at the store with the dog” even though he didn’t know yet that she was Sheng Sheng?
          2) Was Sheng Sheng interested in the “guy buying stuff at her parents’ store” before she knew he was Toupai?
          3) Hey, how come they didn’t recognize each other’s voices when they saw each other at the convenience store?
          4) How many times did they bump into each other before finally realizing who each was?
          5) I bet Toupai started becoming a loyal customer of that convenience store once he finally realized Sheng Sheng is the girl with the dog. 🙂

          And hoju, no problem. Take your time updating. We are all just grateful for any updates at all. 😀

        • Well, this scene will happen in chapter 3 so it’s not that much of a spoiler.

          1) I’m not really sure if Toupai was interested in the girl he saw at the store since the story is not in his perspective. All I know is that when they meet for the first time in the recording studio, he recognizes her as the same girl from the convenience store, so it can be assume that he notices her that time.

          2) I say she was somewhat interested. She certainly took notice of his appearance and was curious enough to wonder what his voice would sound like.

          3) The reason they didn’t recognize each other voices was because Toupai never spoke a single word in front of her that day in the store. 😀 He’s not a talkative person.

          4) From what I recall, they only bump into each other that one time at the store. The second time she saw him, he was standing across the street in front of the hospital. Sadly, they don’t have enough chance to casually ‘bump’ into each other at her family store because Sheng Sheng is away at school most of the time.

          5) Will Toupai become a loyal customer? I’m not sure. We will have to wait and see. 😀

        • Mai,

          Thanks for the spoilers! Aww, I was kind of hoping they would have more opportunity to bump into each other and become somewhat interested in each other prior to really meeting in person at the recording studio.

          Yes, I can totally see Toupai becoming a very loyal and frequent customer once discovering Sheng Sheng’s identity. Perhaps he will coincidentally appear at the store multiple times a day, hoping to catch a glimpse of her, only to sadly find out that she has not come home from college yet. 😀

  8. Change of plans. Logistics confusion by me. I won’t be able to double-post this week. Next post will be at its weekly posting time. Sorry guys!

  9. After reading chapter 2, this really reminds me of Gu Man’s “Wei Wei Yi Xiao Hen Qing Cheng”. It’s also about the guy making the move on the girl via an online wuxia game. This really brings back the memories of reading that novel. 🙂 Love your translations!

    • Yes! When I first read this novel, I compared it to Wei Wei Yi Xiao and Loving You is the Best Thing I Ever Did. (I mentioned this somewhere in my review on SSB. ) I actually read Wei Wei and Really, Really back to back.

      Thanks again for reading and your feedback. 🙂

  10. Because of your comment on shu sheng bar, im curious about this novel.. but then, the end of this chapter.. oh my God..all i think right now is to go home and have dinner LOLs.. *but unfortunately still in office*

    i’ll continue reading..
    thank youuuu ^^

    • You’re very welcome. Thanks for reading and stopping by with a comment. I always love to hear that there’s new readers. 🙂

      LOL. You might need to get used to that hungry feeling. This whole story is riddled with recipes. Now, you can commiserate with me because not only am I translating the recipes, I’m searching through scrumptious photos of the dish trying to find the most appealing one to post for you guys. Midnight and looking through pic after pic of food is torture! 😀

  11. OMG this book the end of me lol!!! I’m drooling everytime Toupai is through giving explaininh the recipes.

    BTW thanks for explaining on them slangs and Chinese online culture^^

    • Oh, welcome! A new person who has fallen under Toupai’s charms. 🙂 My advice: don’t read this book at night because the recipes make you sooooo hungry.

  12. S… So hungry….
    What are you doing daren!!

  13. Hi. I just wanted to let know you that I saw this translation of the whole book on webnovels. Did you give your permission for it to be posted there? Just a heads up!

    They didn’t take credit for the translation. It is mentioned that it is not her/his translation and that she/he just wanted to share something nice that she/he read.

    • Thank you for letting me know. No, I did not grant permission for any re-posting. I will ask that person to remove it. Hopefully, he/she will delete it and the issue will be resolved. 🙂

  14. Thank you so much for translating.

    The past week i have just known these novels, and have been reading non stop all of your translations.

  15. How old is she?

  16. Thank you, Hoju! Reading this novel, only this year 2020 and I am loving it! 😍😊

  17. My mouth is watering🤣.
    Thankx for the wonderful translation.
    The only problem in this site is that there’s no next chapter button.

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