UPDATE: I’ve updated the post to include all the latest pictures of WC & TY:) The gif below is not related to the drama but it is just too cute that I’ve to share with you, LOL.
July has been a crazy and busy month as most of the people went on holidays, Boss & Me was broadcast and You Are My Sunshine’s filming was underway. We also have a guest translator for that month to make it a Xin Yi Wu’s novel marathon month. Yingniang has probably set a record as the fastest translator for a Chinese novel, clap clap:) When August comes, all the other translations which have been on hiatus will progressively be updated so everything will slowly go back to normal. First up will most probably be Silent Separation but before that I’ll do a post on the filming progress of that drama.
First and foremost, I need to declare my self-interest upfront. I am a Wallace Chung’s fan but not a rabid one so everything in this post will be mostly on him and everything I’ve written will also most probably be bias:P You’ve the right to sue me and I shall appoint Yi Chen as my lawyer, LOL. Based on a few stills from the filming process, it is rather hard to judge the quality of the drama or acting or even the plot so everything I’ve written will just be my personal assumptions and opinions. Filming has been done all over the place but I’ll try to arrange everything in chronological order for you to follow the story.
After the press conference, the filming of the adaptation of Silent Separation has started at the end of June. It is called You Are My Sunshine and will be filmed by the same production company that produced Boss & Me. It even has the same director, Liu Jun Jie. The drama will most probably air next year on Jiangsu TV due to its close relationship with the Shanghai production company and you can quote me on that:P
Of course the theme song of the drama is not available yet but Tang Yan feels that the song above fits the story very well. Hence I am enclosing the original version sang in Mandarin by Eason and a cover version in English for your listening pleasure. If you pay attention to the lyrics, it is indeed very suitable but lidge said it makes her sleepy, lol.
We’ll start with baby Yi Chen as he is featured because Mo Sheng wanted to look at Yi Chen’s baby pictures later in the novel, LOL. Oh, why the baby has such a big head? To store all the law journals:P? Then we have Yi Chen as a kid, probably around the time his parents passed away and he was adopted by Yi Mei’s parents. Lastly, we’ve Yi Chen as a teenager. Do the 3 of them look alike?
Yi Chen is now in university, surrounded by Yi Mei on his right, the girl with the V sign and Mo Sheng on his left, the girl with her hand on her face. Do they look like Wallace Chung (WC) & Tiffany Tang (TT)? Bongsd told me that the guy is in a reasonably popular boy band. I think young Mo Sheng acted in a drama or movie as a minor character with WC before. I think there’ll be quite a fair bit on them as filming for them is being carried out separately in the university campus in Hangzhou instead of Shanghai. Did you notice he also has a big head? So, does that mean WC has a big head:P?
They are probably filming the part where Mo Sheng and Yi Chen first met when she tried to secretly take pictures of him and got found out.
Fast forward a few years, the university student has now become the famous lawyer He. Can you see any resemblance between them?
At the initial stage of filming, there was practically no pictures of the filming progress and the few pictures that managed to slip through are of poor quality. Hence, someone has to draw a clearer picture of WC studying his script so seriously and diligently, so professional:) According to the fans in baidu, the director forbids any picture to be taken because he wants to surprise us. I like pleasant surprise but please don’t scare me:P
While Yi Chen is working hard to build up his career, Mo Sheng has returned from US or is it HK as I am not sure which part they are filming? I think TT is wearing a wig as her hair look kind of unnatural.
The guy next to WC is Lao Yuan, his partner in the law firm. He is not how I imaged him to be. I expect a goofy looking guy with a pot belly or maybe a dark rim glasses. Okay, I’ll watch him in action before I start to criticise him further:P I want to complain about WC’s hair style. For me, he looks the most handsome with his hairstyle in Best Times. His fans in baidu argue that his current hairstyle is in trend and that Best Times’s hairstyle is 2 years old.
Handsome lawyer He in his Armani uniform:P?
Lawyer He leaving his apartment for work with his briefcase?
Lawyer He walking out of court/office and chatting on the mobile with Mo Sheng?
Lawyer He meeting a client in the office?
This is the supermarket scene where Yi Chen, Yi Mei and Mo Sheng stumbled upon each other at the beginning of the novel. The girl next to WC is the adult Yi Mei. You can see a clearer picture of her below.
Yi Chen’s white BMW or is it a Land Rover? I think he’ll have 2 cars. When filming, he is not allowed to really drive the car, just in case he’ll crash it.
Mo Sheng getting ready for her date with Yi Chen?
The scene in the car where Yi Chen asks Mo Sheng to key in her phone number.
Yi Chen immediately changes his clothes for the next date:P
Mo Sheng also changes to her casual wear. Mo Sheng’s white t-shirt looks like Shan Shan’s one but I can assure you they don’t share their clothes:P
Another date with Yi Chen?
I am pretty sure it is a white BMW, just like in the novel.
I suspect this is the famous scene where Yi Chen waited for Mo Sheng below her apartment or her office. Or was he stalking her:P? My poor WC, having to stand under the scorching sun in a suit. Feng Teng has it easier with his coat in winter?
Mo Sheng and colleagues discussing about inviting Yi Chen to be in the elite men’s feature for their magazine?
The above 3 pictures have WC looking all sad and melancholy, probably over his conflicting relationship with Mo Sheng. Can you see any tears in his eyes? WC’s fans in baidu want to lick his tears away, LOL. So dirty right, haha?
Mo Sheng is also equally sad about her relationship with Yi Chen.
We’ll skip all the angst bits until Yi Chen’s trip to Guangzhou, the day after his marriage. I think they’ve not filmed those parts yet. Doesn’t WC look fit like a fiddle in his Armani suit? Xinn & Hoju, no complain about his legs, hands or build:P? He looks more like a pilot than a lawyer:P He’ll look great in the pilot uniform:)
I guess this is the scene where a foreigner asked Mo Sheng for direction in English. But on closer examination it may not be the case because apparently this guy is a prince? Anyway all of them look very happy with WC and TY beaming such a radiant smile each.
But he seemed not to get enough of WC and still held on to his hand.
WC tried his best to loosen the grip and keep his distant but this ‘prince’ was still unwilling to let go. Hey, hand off my WC and stop molesting him!!! Only I can touch him, LOL. Lidge made me write that:P As you can see, WC’s attractiveness isn’t only confined to the female sex:)
At it turns out that so called ‘prince’ used to be Yi Chen’s drinking buddy and a bad influence in his life. He must be the one who led him astray and got him to wear this sissy looking floral print shirt:(
Luckily Yi Chen wakes up and becomes a respectable lawyer. He also left his hard drinking days behind and is drinking bottled water now:)
Mo Sheng also joins in the fun to make it a threesome lol. Did you notice the wedding ring on Mo Sheng’s finger?
Did you notice the car has a California license plate?
Time to introduce our 2nd male lead Mr. Ying Hui who is an internet entrepreneur from US. This is why he is dressed so well, branded stuff from head to toe. You’ll get to read more about him in lidge’s next few translations. I don’t really like the actor choice because he also acted as WC’s love rival in Too Late To Say I Love You. I prefer a fresh pairing, haha….
A picture of Mo Sheng with her ex-hubby. What are both of you doing behind Yi Chen’s back:P?
For those who’ve watched Boss & Me, doesn’t the above picture look familiar? Yup, it is Feng Teng Group’s office which has now been recycled as Ying Hui’s SOSO’s office. Or maybe it is Mo Sheng’s magazine publisher office?
This is probably the scene where Mo Sheng’s mum is having a chat with Yi Chen towards the end of the novel. This is a far cry from Feng Teng’s impressive and massive office. Bongsd asked why Yi Chen’s office looks so shabby and run-down? Did all the budget go to hiring WC & TY, leaving no money for the props? I am having problem adjusting to the ordinariness and simpleness of the pictures of this drama compared to the rich and glitzy life in Boss & Me. I don’t want to become poor after I’ve a taste of the good and high life, heehee……
When the production company asked for extras to film the wedding scene, most people in baidu was duped into believing it was Yi Chen & Mo Sheng’s wedding but actually it was Yi Mei’s wedding. Bongsd is unhappy about this because this may mean they won’t film Yi Chen & Mo Sheng’s wedding since they’ve filmed the supporting characters’ wedding just like in Boss & Me.
Do you recognise this uncle? Haha, Shan Shan’s dad has now become Yi Mei’s dad:)
Yi Chen is attending the wedding and Mo Sheng is helping to take photos.
But the production crew doesn’t allow the fan to take photos of Yi Chen:(
Look at this grandma, so happy to see WC at the wedding. I wonder what time she woke up to queue up:P
Look at this enthusiastic girl who didn’t even change her clothes to attend the wedding:)
Look at this baby who is WC’s youngest fan, lol. See see, the age of WC’s fans are between 1 to 80 years old, so well-liked by everyone. LOL.
Let you see his handsome face again, haha……
Poor Wallace Chung, whenever he is not filming, he’ll take his jacket off because it is so hot now:(
A picture of our OTP having a tiff? Did you notice that Mo Sheng is pregnant in the picture?
Obviously, they’ll make up and hand in hand, they strolled away. Do they look matching as Yi Chen & Mo Sheng?
Another picture of our OTP but why do they look so sour & gloomy? Is it because of the requirement of the scene or they lack chemistry as a couple?
But off the camera, WC & TT seem to be getting along well like a house on fire, joking and laughing together. Did you see that TT has someone holding an umbrella to shelter her from the burning sun?
Whereas my WC is roasted by the sun so he has to take off his jacket and hide under the tree to study his script. Hoju, you get your summer clothes here but such a pity I don’t get to see WC in Feng Teng’s coats LOL. I notice that WC likes to wear white especially white t-shirt probably because I also like white, haha……
The expectant dad waiting anxiously in the hospital. You need to wait for my epilogue translation to read about this part.
Is he quarreling with that woman?
Hooray, baby He Zhao is born !!! Zhao means shine in Mandarin. “You are my sunshine”, the sun which shines on my life.
Oh so cute and adorable, even more cute than your daddy Yi Chen, LOL.
Finally, a warm, loving and happy ending for a family of three !!!