If you don’t know better you’ll think Li Shu is the main actress with the amount of screen time she has in these 2 episodes. For me, the highlight is Shan Shan and Feng Teng’s clothes. Every outfits also very nice and cute, especially Shan Shan’s white earmuffs. Feng Teng’s clothes are also very fashionable and accentuate his height. For your information, the image design team is from Korea, the same team behind ‘Boys Before Flowers’ and ‘Secret Garden’. I was busy cooking and eating my dinner so I didn’t pay much attention to the drama except the OTP scenes so my review will be patchy.
The beginning of episode 13 is fairly similar to the book where the busybody and annoying elder aunt does most of the boasting about her daughter Liu Liu and asking if silly but lucky Shan Shan has a boyfriend yet. I don’t like Liu Liu’s boyfriend, that snobbish You Cheng Hao so I won’t be bother writing about him. When it is time to open the presents, ahahaha, Feng Teng gave her the radishes, just like the novel. Hey, Big Boss, you do have a sense of humor. After dinner, the two girls with Shuang Yi have a chat and the two of them continue to pour cold water on Shan Shan’s unofficial relationship with Feng Teng.
Wah, even Li Shu’s mum has a role in the drama but sorry auntie you are just ‘soya sauce’ (passer-by)’ as Feng Teng’s nanny. My condolence on your mum’s death but please stop being obsessed with Feng Teng since he only thinks of you as a little sister. All your previous love relationships failed because you can’t get over Feng Teng after so many years. Even your own mother asked you to move on. Or go and see a psychiatrist because you could be sick. Zheng Qi is such a good man who is comparable to Feng Teng. If I can’t have Feng Teng, I don’t mind having Zheng Qi, haha….
While Shan Shan is analyzing her relationship with Feng Teng, he calls….
Shan Shan: Hello, Feng Teng Happy Lunar New Year!
Feng Teng: Did you celebrate the new year happily? How is living at home?
Shan Shan: Very good, I had a gathering with some school friends.
Feng Teng: So good, why didn’t you give me a call?
Shan Shan: ……
Feng Teng: Haha, I am joking with you. By the way, did your family like the gifts?
Shan Shan: Yes, they like them very much especially my cousin Tong Tong. In the future, please don’t spend so much money, such a waste of money.
Feng Teng: You’ve to repay me.
Shan Shan: Repay? How to repay? How much do I owe you?
Feng Teng: So much that even if you use your entire lifetime, you also can not repay me.
Shan Shan: Then, I’ll work for you to repay them, ok?
Feng Teng: Okay, we’ll meet in the airport on the 7th day of the Lunar New Year. You can’t be late or I’ll reduce your year end bonus.
Shan Shan: Okay. Feng Teng, is is snowing on your end?
Feng Teng: Yes.
Shan Shan: Snow is falling everywhere. Some people will feel sad looking at them but some will feel blissful. Like us, while chatting on the phone, we can look at the snowfall. It is like we are holding an umbrella together so we are blissful, right?
Feng Teng: Shan Shan, I’ll call you later.
Shan Shan: Okay, you go to do your stuff first.
Both of them looking at the snowfall in different places, oh so romantic. During dinner time, Shan Shan’s parents question her about Feng Teng’s phone call and lecture her not to be materialistic as her dad is suspicious that those gifts are from her boyfriend. Bamboo door is to bamboo door as wooden door is to wooden door so the parents won’t happy if she is dating a wealthy guy. Hence, she dares not tell them about Feng Teng. Just like in the novel, Shuang Yi advises Shan Shan to give Feng Teng a Valentine’s Day present but the drama skipped the part where they go shopping for it.
Shan Shan has permed her hair and wears very nice coat when she returns to Shanghai since she is Big Boss’s girlfriend now. Oh, so cute and similar to the novel, she falls asleep while waiting for Feng Teng to pick her up and he stares at her. Then she gives him the present but Feng Teng tells her his family is very traditional so they don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Nonetheless he likes the present. Hey, you’ve not even opened it so how can you say you like it, so perfunctory:(? Why must Feng Teng lets Li Shu stays at his place as well as brings her along to pick up Shan Shan making her feel so awkward? Arrgh, 3rd wheel. Shan Shan doesn’t know what to say to console her so asks her if she wants some food, lol. Feng Teng says, “If you are hungry, eat yourself”. Although Shan Shan feels uneasy, she is still considerate. She tells Feng Teng no need to walk her to her door but to go back to accompany Li Shu. Shan Shan tells herself, she can’t have love with Feng Teng but no compassion towards Li Shu.
Oh, such an adorable outfit with the earmuffs. Lidge said, she’ll send a pair of earmuffs to me as my birthday present so thank you lidge, LOL. Shan Shan is walking in the street, happily checking some of the phone numbers she manages to retrieve. She has just gone to the government department to replace her lost cards. Feng Teng calls and says it is important that he should be the one to send her there. Shan Shan replies, it is okay since there is a government office nearby. Then, he asks her to wait for him to pick her up for dinner. Such a considerate boyfriend:)
I am going to skip all the Li Shu and Zheng Qi scenes. Sorry Zheng Qi, I do like you but you’ve poor taste in woman, LOL. I may appear cold-blooded since the mum died and she is sad but I am just not interested in Li Shu. I can do without their infuriating romance. In summary, Li Shu got drunk but Zheng Qi reassures her nothing had happened. Actually something was about to happen until she calls out Feng Teng’s name. That woman has the nerve to tell Zheng Qi if Feng Teng marries Shan Shan, she will be with him. What? Zheng Qi deserves better than being treated as a backup!!!
Feng Teng: What are you looking at?
Shan Shan: You don’t need me to pick vege today?
Feng Teng: It is not working hours now.
Shan Shan: But that day when I went to your house, you still asked me to pick your carrot.
Feng Teng: Quickly eat.
Shan Shan: Oh, so I don’t need to pick vege today, you are giving me a day off?
Feng Teng: Remember to come upstairs to eat at noon tomorrow.
Shan Shan: Cannot, we’ll eat separately.
Feng Teng: Why?
Shan Shan: Have you forgotten the company’s rule of forbidding office romance?
Haha, see see, that stupid no office romance rule has come back to hunt Feng Teng. Serve you right, LOL. Shan Shan tells Liu Liu and Shuang Yi that Feng Teng doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. With friend and relative like them, who needs enemy? Being wet blanket as usual, they say things like Feng Teng is testing her during the probation period etc. to confuse Shan Shan more. They further encourage her to definitely must celebrate the occasion. I want to put my 2 cents worth. What is so big deal about celebrating Valentine’s Day? If he loves you, everyday is also Valentine’s Day, it is just symbolic and so commercialize. Haha, I sound like a sour grape, the downside of being friend with lidge, lol. Anyway, I thought Chinese don’t place emphasis on it since it is a Western festival?
Shan Shan is eating and discussing with her colleagues about the Lunar New Year celebrations they had. They found out she spent it at the Big Boss’s house and she defends herself only for a little while before Boss got her an air ticket. Suddenly, she realizes that actually Big Boss is capable of getting her a ticket to fly home on Lunar New Year’s Eve. She scolds him a corrupt businessman inwardly, LOL !!! Then, she complains to A Jia about the present she asked her to bring back resulting in her detention in the police station. In the next scene, Feng Teng is hesitant but decides not to abolish the no office romance rule to encourage the staff to concentrate on their job. Hence, he tells Linda there is no need to ask Shan Shan to come up for lunch.
Shan Shan: How come you are here?
Feng Teng: I am here to pick you up. Have you eaten yet?
Shan Shan: Don’t come anymore as the traffic is bad at this hour so you may be late for work.
Feng Teng: Then, from tomorrow onward, you come out half an hour earlier.
Shan Shan: What?
Feng Teng: I’ve thought about it. Since we can’t have lunch together, then we’ll have breakfast and dinner together from now onward so I get to have 1 more meal with you. Let’s go.
Feng Teng: What is the matter?
Shan Shan: Nothing.
Shan Shan thinks: After moving in with Liu Liu, I thought I can sleep late but end up also have to wake up early.
Shan Shan: Wait! Can you please drop me at the intersection in front?
Shan Shan thinks: I can’t let the colleagues see me going to work in Big Boss’s car.
Feng Teng: Okay. Next time, you’ll get down at that place, okay?
Shan Shan: Okay.
Feng Teng: Eat slowly, I’ll give you this.
Shan Shan thinks: In this week, Feng Teng and I beside going to work and sleep, we spent most of our time together eating, eating, eating, eating…..
Ahahaha, they do nothing much but eat & eat…..Too bad they purposely omitted the ‘Eat’ from the drama title because they don’t want to mislead people into thinking this is a cooking or eating drama. Those gossipy colleagues are at it again talking about Shan Shan falling from favour since she doesn’t get to go up for lunch anymore and also Li Shu is Feng Teng’s secret lover since she is staying at his place. Aiya, Shan Shan is a bit too obsessed with celebrating Valentine’s Day even thinking Feng Teng is sending her flowers.
Feng Teng: Wait! From now onward, you need to get used to a lot of things such as I open the car’s door for you. As a Boss, I can’t do it but as your boyfriend, I can.
Shan Shan: Wah, there are so many rules ah?
Feng Teng: Are you not used to the transition from Boss to become your boyfriend?
Shan Shan: I I, can I confess something to you?
Feng Teng: Say it.
Shan Shan: Before dinnertime, at the study room, I saw Li Shu in her nightgown walking here and there in your bedroom, my heart feels a bit restless and I forget about Li Shu’s grief. Am I a little bit selfish?
Feng Teng: I can understand where you are coming from. Xue Shan Shan, finally you’ve learnt how to feel jealous.
Shan Shan: Can you be even more arrogant?
Shan Shan thinks: But his reply is more reassuring than any explanation.
Feng Teng: But there is something even more difficult than this.
Shan Shan: What?
Feng Teng: Your boyfriend will be surrounded by many ladies who you’ll perceive as your rivals but you only need to remember one thing that is how good I am to you, how much I love you. Everything else is unimportant. Do you understand?
Shan Shan: This is not arrogance. This is narcissism. You are a narcissist.
Feng Teng: Come here.
Shan Shan: Feng Teng, I trust you.
Haha, such a cute conversation. At last, Feng Teng found the book ‘The Great Gatsby given by Li Shu during their university days and sees the bookmark with Li Shu’s love confession written on it.