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One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Chapter 8.2




Alright, peeps, shoot me all your natural cough remedies. I’ve done the honey water and waiting it out, but I’m just not getting better so I will try anything to be able to sleep at night. 😦

Love shouldn’t be about tactics or maneuvers. Seize the moment. Shi Yi has such an ability to filter out everything unnecessary and seize what is important to her. ❤

Chapter 8.2 – Inevitable Times of Parting (2)

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There was sunlight shining on her arm. So warm.

His hand followed the contour of her shoulder and slid down to her wrist. He gripped it gently. “You should eat more.”

She gave an “mm,” her cheeks so red they seemed rather hot.

“I may have to leave the country for a period of time.”

“Because of that incident?”

“No.” Zhousheng Chen let out a chuckle. “The intention behind that incident was, indeed, to make me leave this place. However, my purpose for leaving is actually for my research project.”

“Halogen-free flame retardant silane-crosslinked POE composite materials?”

Shi Yi had truly forced herself to strictly memorize that awkward to pronounce name.

Zhousheng Chen had not expected that the name would roll off her lips so smoothly and, with a bit of surprise, gave her a brief intense gaze. He seemed as if he wanted to ask her something. Several seconds passed, though, and he decided to let it be. “That is Xi’an’s research project, not what I have been working on these last several years.”

She looked at him puzzledly.

“To explain it simply, these last few years, I have been in one of the core cities of Europe reproducing the environment of Venus to study the feasibility of human habitation.”

She gave an “oh.”

Hearing it this way, it was easier to understand than that other name.

But why did it seem even more distant from her? “Feasibility of human habitation on Venus? People can live on Venus?”

“The surface temperature is scorching, approximate 480oC, and its atmospheric pressure is nearly 90 times that of the Earth’s,” he answered simply. When he spoke about these things, his voice sounded like one from a science audiobook. “However, its diameter, mass, and even position are most similar to Earth’s. In the solar system, it can be considered our twin. Therefore, in the future, there is a chance that humans can inhabit it.”

She gave another “oh.”

He laughed, “Is this boring to listen this?”

“No.” She shook her head. “It’s kind of interesting. It’s because I don’t know any of it, that’s why it’s interesting.”

He continued to tell her a little more.

She had quite a good memory, so although she basically did not understand what he was saying, she could remember it all. For example, with its atmospheric circulation, the cloud layer would do a complete rotation around the planet in approximately four days; it had polar vortices; and so on, as well as his study on the distribution of atmospheric trace compounds. In this period while he would be away, she wanted to secretly study up so that when he occasionally mentioned the topic, she would not have to sit there foolishly in the sun and just listen.

“So then… when are you coming back?”

He replied, “In three months.”

She nodded, thinking three months would pass quickly.

“Shi Yi?”

She responded with an “mm.”

“Why me?”

She did not understand. “Why?”

“In Baiyun airport, why did you want to know me?”

As Zhousheng Chen spoke, his hand inadvertently grazed the eighteen prayer beads on her wrist. The slightly cool feeling to the touch from those green jade beads produced some peculiar sensations in him… He furrowed his brows, not quite accustomed to that momentary feeling of dazedness. It seemed as if something was about to emerge in his mind, yet he could not at all even decipher where it was headed.

As it turned out, Shi Yi, too, had fallen into a short moment of silence and after a while, finally answered, “It was love at first sight.”

She was unable to explain those things of the past that existed now in history books.

And so, she could only use this as a way to describe the beginning of their story.

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Three months.

After Zhousheng Chen had finished briefly making arrangements for matters that would require attention during this period, the next day, he really did depart.

He only told her approximately when he would return, but the whole time, he never once mentioned about bringing her along.

She speculated, this project he had spoken about was perhaps only one of the reasons for his departure. The family he was born into and its existence was so mysteriously abnormal. Such a serious incident had occurred, yet it did not seem to have caused any tremors in the family. Besides those uninvited guests that late night and a series of explosive allegations of being connected to and a suspect in a crime, no one mentioned any more of that girl, Tang Xiaofu, who had so easily lost her life.

That family clan seemed to be in a separate world that followed its own set of rules.

If she had not had him in her memories, how could she even dare come close to a family such as this one?

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Soon after he had left, summer made an early arrival.

Aside from three telephone calls each day, he seemed far removed from her world.

To increase the exposure and influence of the company, Mei Lin had spent the entire month organizing recruiting events. Since she had won an award, Shi Yi had no choice but to be cooperative and do some work for the events. Actually, she only needed to record a promotional piece, and she was still firm that she would not participate in any of the events themselves.

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That day, Mei Lin gave her more than a dozen different recordings to listen to. Most of these were from scripts the contestants had written themselves.

“That year, the Buddha sat in Lotus position below the Bodhi tree. He used forty-nine days to attain enlightment. He understood then, that the four Great Elements are void[1], and he emptied himself of love, hate, and ignorance[2]. I believe, even if we should know each other for 490 days, 4900 days, 49000 days, I still would not have the courage to take up the Lotus position and to choose to have a golden body[3] but, in exchange, forget you…” As she listened to the demo, she suddenly was moved by it.

Mei Lin smiled. “It’s a similar feeling to when I listened to your demo. There were so many demo tapes, but only your recitation of ‘Rhapsody of the Imperial Park’ made us feel that this voice was truly pleasant to listen to, despite us all being left in a fog over what you were reciting.”

Shi Yi laughed, “I’m most familiar with ‘Rhapsody of the Imperial Park’ so when I read it, I have the most feeling.”

“Shi Yi?”


“That scientist fiancé of yours…”

She turned around, held out her hand, and wagged it in front of her. “Take a careful look at which finger the ring is on. Status: married.”

“Married?” Mei Lin could not believe it. “These last two months, you’ve been hanging out with me. That’s considered ‘married’? Where’s the house? The car? What about the honeymoon? And most importantly, where’s your Mr. Chemistry?”

“He’s at the National Institute for Astrophysics in Rome…” Shi Yi answered truthfully.

“Astrophysics?” Mei Lin repeated somewhat blankly. “Doesn’t he do chemistry?”

“The dividing line isn’t that clear cut. Right now, his main work is to investigate trace components on the surface of Venus and do semi-micro analysis…” She tried as much as possible to talk in layman’s terms, and in reality, she would not be able to speak about this very technically anyway.

Mei Lin was soaking in the jargon and terms, still unable to comprehend what Venus had to do with Shi Yi’s wedding.

“I never knew that your type was a scientist whose aspiration is the progress of mankind. Such a great, selfless love, eh? That type of person probably views romantic love – the type that’s between a man and a woman – very lightly.”

Great, selfless love?

Her gaze drifted away and fell on the large, open space in front of the building. “Maybe. Sometimes, when I’m reading something historical, I will think, if I lived in ancient times, I would definitely fall for a man who held the wellbeing of mankind in his heart. A man, ultimately, should do something in his life that has nothing to do with fame, money, or romance. Being lovey dovey everyday… doesn’t really suit me.”

Mei Lin said something else but she did not pay attention.

She saw, out in that open area, a familiar-looking couple. It was his younger brother, Zhou Wenchuan and Wang Man. In the hustle and bustle of the throngs of people, the two of them looked like any other ordinary pair of lovers as they talked softly to one another and quickly got into a car and left.

Shi Yi was too intent in her watching so that even Mei Lin noticed them.

She unexpectedly remarked, “Hey! I know that man.”

“You know him?”

Mei Lin gave her a brief narration: a graduate fresh from university had come to work at the company, but the direct supervisor was very harsh and the new graduate was reprimanded everyday. Suddenly one day, the man they just saw came to the company wanting to discuss some matters with the highest boss. Of course, Mei Lin had no knowledge regarding the specifics of their discussion, but the only thing she did know was that after their big boss kept bowing and scraping as he showed the man out, that new graduate was then transferred directly into the high performance project group.

“Afterwards, Boss sighed and said that Hong Kong is called ‘Li Family City’, the city that belongs to the Li family[4], but the family behind this man is even worse to mess with. His background is by no means limited to a certain place or city…” Mei Lin continued, but it was to herself, “You say, why is that girl bothering to stay in our company when she has such a strong backing? Well, I guess, she just feels like it and likes hanging around here for fun…”

Shi Yi remembered that night.

Faced with all those sudden allegations, Zhousheng Chen’s responses and how he had resolved the matter had been unassailable.

She thought silently, this description by Mei Lin was not an exaggeration. This surname of theirs seemed very common, and people normally would not even bother to look for any gossip or media scoops on them.

Their existence seemed as if it was a secret, and before, she never would have even had any opportunity to come in contact with them.

Even now, Shi Yi still did not dare tell her parents that she and he, according to the law, were husband and wife now and her citizenship had been changed as well. If too many unimaginable things occurred, she was afraid that her parents would feel even more aversion towards his family.

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After lunch, she was forced to stay and help Mei Lin review demos.

The two of them listened and discussed them until soon it was two o’clock. Zhousheng Chen’s phone call promptly came in. She motioned with her hand, then jogged into a small room and closed the door. Their conversations were quite a bit longer now than when they initially started their phone calls. Sometimes, as entertaining stories and tidbits for her to listen to, he would even talk about things that had nothing to do with her.

Of course, this was at her request.

After all, there were not many common points between their two lives, so it was inevitable that they would often not have any topics to talk about. One day, however, Shi Yi finally could not help suggesting, “Actually, you can tell me about some little things that happen to or around you. For instance, what did you eat today? Or where are you feeling unwell? Or the weather. Anything you want, really. That way, we’ll have more things to talk about, and I can learn more about you.”

She thought, normal couples all did that, communicating and interacting through trifling, little matters and not finding it boring.

In the beginning, Zhousheng Chen was not accustomed to this, so she would ask and he would answer. Gradually, though, it started to feel more natural. Conversing with him like this made her feel like she was very close to him, but she also selfishly believed that Zhousheng Chen had never interacted in this way with anyone before.

“This following week, I will be in Bremen, Germany.” Although Zhousheng Chen’s voice was insipid, he tried as best as possible to speak gently to her. “Would you like to come?”

“Yes,” she answered without any hesitation. “Approximately when are you thinking?…… But will there not be enough time to get a visa?”

“No,” he laughed. “You won’t need to do any paperwork to go to Germany.”

She suddenly comprehended. She had forgotten that he had changed her citizenship.

For the first time, she discovered a benefit of this change. It allowed her to see him anytime, anywhere.

Zhousheng Chen explained briefly that the purpose of his trip was a conference, a Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research[5], that would be held from Monday through to Sunday, and his schedule would be very full. While Shi Yi listened to him tell her that he may not have too much time to spend with her, her mind was already beginning to wander, wondering what she should prepare and what she should say when she saw him.

After their phone call had ended, she very quickly informed Mei Lin that she would be leaving for one week.

When Mei Lin heard her reason, she was very displeased with Shi Yi’s eagerness. “Shi Yi, you know, the relationship and interactions between a man and a woman require technique. Even if, legally, you are already husband and wife, you still need to use some tactics when appropriate. Don’t always just blindly accommodate him…”

“Mei Lin, Mei Lin,” Shi Yi laughed, stopping her from preaching further, “I was 26 before I finally met him. Even if I am lucky enough to live until I’m 80, that’s only another 54 years left, 19710 days. You said yourself, he’s in research. It’s very easy for him to need to leave like this and be gone for several months. That means, the actual amount of time we have together may be less than ten thousand days.” She was half-serious, half-joking as she informed Mei Lin, “I don’t have time. I don’t have time to use tactics, to use techniques. I need to seize every minute and second and just be with him, do you understand?”

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[1]四大皆空 “si da jie kong”. The four Great Elements in Buddhism are earth, water, fire, and wind and represent, respectively, the sensory qualities of solidity, liquidity/cohesion heat/temperature, and mobility. Buddhism views the world as nothing more than these elements arranged in space, and our perception of the world is a mental interpretation of these things. The concept, therefore, that “the four Great Elements are void” can be interpreted, very simplistically, as the world is merely an illusion. Note: I am not the least bit informed in Buddhism, so please do not take this as proper Buddhist doctrine.

[2]爱恨癫痴 “ai hen dian chi.” In Buddhist teaching, these are the “Three Poisons” considered to be the cause of suffering. 爱 “Love” or “attachment” is referring to the mindset of attachment to loved ones. 恨 “Hatred” or “aversion” is referring to the mindset of hatred to enemies. 癫痴 “Ignorance” is the root from which attachment and aversion arise. Note: Again, please do not take this as proper Buddhist doctrine, just something to help you in understanding the story’s context.

[3] The Lotus position is the meditative position of the Buddha, a cross-legged position with the ankles on the opposite thigh and hands in lap. When Buddha achieved enlightenment, his enlightened body was said to have skin that was luminous and golden-hued. The meaning of this particular recording be paraphrased to say, “No matter how much time should pass, I don’t think I would ever have the courage to choose to forget you in order to attain enlightenment.”

[4] 李家城 “Lǐ jiā chéng.” Literally, this means the city of the Li family. In Mandarin (and Cantonese), it is prounounced exactly the same as the name of Li Ka-shing李嘉诚 (Mandarin pinyin is also Lǐ Jiā Chéng), who is a Hong Kong tycoon and (I believe) currently Asia’s richest man. Li’s companies make up a significant portion of the Hong Kong stock exchange.

[5] Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) is an interdisciplinary scientific organization concerned with space research on an international scale.

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59 thoughts on “One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Chapter 8.2

  1. *swoon*

    Super thanks!

  2. Seriously, I love Shi Yi. She’s so forthright. No game playing.

    Is he going to remember their past? His dizziness when touching the prayer beads makes me think something might be happening, but I could be reaching.

    • Her forthrightness, from not giving D. Wang hope to not using tactics in her relationship with Zhousheng Chen, is such a wonderful thing about this character.

      I like predictions. 🙂

  3. Thank you Hoju for another great chapter. Hope you get well soon. Rest and sleep more to allow your body to recover.

  4. Thank you for all your translations. I really love all of them, since spcnet.
    Have you heard of Vicks?
    Put a layer of it on the soles of your feet before going to bed. I would prefer to gladwrap it so that my bed sheets doesn’t get messy. Or place your feet in plastic bag. Then wear a pair of socks to keep it in place. Sounds weird but works.
    Get well soon.

    • I second that. If you have a slight flu and cold, a layer of vicks with a gentle massage on the soles of your feet before you close them with socks is enough. But if you have a long flu & cough, do the same procedures not only on the soles of your feet but also on your chest,neck, and your back. My ten years old niece would always asks me to do this to her whenever she’s sick. Trust me, you will find yourself easily sleeps like a baby.

    • @SL, are you who I think you are on spcnet? How’d you find me here?

      Thank you, both! How could I forget about Vicks? LOL. I slather it on my children when they are sick. I have definitely often been smelling minty since your reminder. It has provided some relief for the symptoms. 🙂

  5. Thanks for the chapter. Have you tried one part cider vinegar and one part honey yet?

    One mystery of this novel is if he’ll ever find out about their past lifetime, let alone have a get a glimpse of it. And their family is so out of this world.

    • I tried it after you mentioned it. It tastes so good, hehe, but my teeth tingle from the sugar and acid. :p

      I like mystery. It makes you guys want to keep reading. 😉

  6. Just to be sure, have you checked to see if you have allergies, asthma, or bronchitis? Lingering coughs may need to be checked to make sure it’s from a virus. If you are coughing up lots of phlegm, you may want to try eating red apples with the skin on. Some people swear by bee pollen, but it never helped me. Also drink lots of fluids, herbal teas with honey & lemon, etc may help, followed by vitamin C. I had a cough from a cold that lasted for a month before and the only thing that helped was prescribed cough syrup, rest, time, and lots of liquids. Good luck and I hope you feel better!

    • I went to the doc’s today, and it looks like I’m in the clear for those things. How red an apple? I ate some Gala. Do they need to be even redder?
      >_< I've drank so much fluid lately. I know it helps but it sure is inconvenient for bathroom breaks. 😉 Just ran out of vitamin C but I"ll be off to buy more. Thanks for the tips!

      • I really hope you feel better and I’m glad you are getting some rest. I think the redder apples are better, but I usually stick to Fujis as I like the taste better. Good luck and happy resting!

  7. Thank you so much for the new chapter!!
    Have you tried onion juice? In my family we cut 1 big onion into small pieces and put it into a screw top jar together with 4-6 tablesppons of sugar or honey (I prefer suagr)..and shake it…so that the onion pieces are coated in sugar…let it sit over night…you drink 2-3 tablespoons of the juice 3 times a day over the course of the next 3 to 4 can always add sugar later on, so that it gets more juice..kep the jar in the fridge after the first day…I always make juice with new onions when I either don´t get anymore juice from the onions or after the second day..because then the onions aren´t fresh anymore..and you don´t want to get sick…do not let the juice get warm! I like the taste of onion juice, but some peole don´t.
    Have you tried fennel honey? You can buy it in a drugstore or supermarket, well at least here in Germany.
    If I have a bad cough I also use a red light lamp twice a day for some minutes and let the red light shine on my chest.
    I hope you will get well soon!!

    • You’re welcome!

      This is fascinating. So, I haven’t tried this yet because, for the love of me, I cannot find an unoccupied jar. But I’m definitely going to try it! Do you drink it only when you are unwell? Or can you have it regularly as an immunity booster?

      I haven’t tried fennel honey yet, either. It’s not common where I am, but I could probably find it in a natural/health food store. I didn’t even know you could buy red lamps for such a purpose. 🙂 Thanks for the culture exchange, too.

      You’re from Germany? Maybe Shi Yi and Zhousheng Chen can visit you! Are you near Bremen?

      • I only drink the onion juice when I am coughing…but I like to eat a table spoon of fennel honey when I have cold or my throat feels raw…I like the taste. 🙂 I am not really sure if onion juice is a regular immunity booster…interesting idea.

        Yes red light lamps are good when you muscles are tense and all bundled up or when you have a cough…or sinus infecction…but don´t look directly into the light…you could damage your eyes!

        I live in Frankfurt…so Shi Yi and Zhousheng Chen would have to make a detour. lol

  8. Thanks for the chapter!

  9. Awww! I love Shi-Yi’s sincerity and forthrightness. Indeed, when you love, why play games and use techniques.
    Thanks for this chapter!

    • It’s such a pure form of love. She doesn’t let anything taint it. Zhousheng Chen grew up in such a cold family, and it is his blessing to have Shi Yi, who loves him so wholly and purely.

  10. Without knowing their past lives, you would definitely think the guy is not treating his wife good enough. But knowing their past tragedy, you will understand why she can be so independent and faithfully wait for him. Her memories from her past life is essential in this life, otherwise with his personality…it would make it really hard for anyone to have enough patient to work closer to him.
    Thank you for this chapter!

    • Damn auto-correct…it should be patience

    • I think, from an outsider’s perspective (like Mei Lin), Zhousheng Chen doesn’t seem to be treating Shi Yi very well. They know nothing about the fact that this was really, an agreed engagement that turned into marriage a little quicker than expected. Mei Lin only sees that Shi Yi adores this guy who is not even around. But Shi Yi knows that he may not have loved her when they began their relationship, but he is sincerely working hard. His absence is (1) work-related and (2) probably related to things in his family that he cannot tell her. While reason #2 may be frustrating and the only reason why Shi Yi would come close to such a family is because of her memories of her past life, I wouldn’t say that Zhousheng Chen is treating Shi Yi poorly, either. Shi Yi trusts that if does not tell her, he has his reasons for not doing so, and she places her faith in his character.

      • Yes, I totally agree with you. We also need to remember that Zhousheng has zero experience with women and is putting all his effort to learn about relationships now. 🙂
        Thank you for your hard work!

  11. Thank you for this chapter…n thank you very much for posting regularly….
    Try using tamarind paste….dilute it n add a little bit of sugar for taste….drink it in small quantities so that it will not upset your stomach as it is quiet sour…
    Get well soon….

    • Thank you! Gave the tamarind a try and that also led me to google up on turmeric as well. I’m cycling through all these natural remedies. 🙂

  12. Try drinking ginger tea…

    • I LOVE ginger tea. Like, pure, skin-on, tons of ginger boiled in water so its flavour is so concentrated it burns as it goes down the throat. 🙂 Of course, with some raw sugar to add some sweetness. One of my favourite natural remedies. I was out of ginger when I first posted this but have since bought some and drinking it like water. 🙂

  13. omggg. thank you for this chapter. Haha. i love shi yi’s forthrightness =D i will drink nan xing bei sing. If you are in singapore, you can get it from any chinese medicine shop. It taste like crap, but it works

    • I can’t find it here! I don’t frequent Chinese herbal medicine shops, so I don’t know what it is. :p I guess I’m missing out on “crap.” LOL

  14. thankz for the chapter.
    try drink pepermint only tea. helps me to cure 3 mths long cough.

  15. Try keeping your neck warm at night with scarves around it when sleeping? That usually helps. Drink lots of water and plenty of rest. All the best … been through an extra hard to get rid of flu recently so I know how horrible that feels. Take care.

    SY should have asked if she could tag along with him when ZSC told her about the trip. Who knows … he probably would have said yes and she would have gained those extra times with him.

    • I pull off my scarves during the night, after I fall asleep. :p Roger on the water!

      Shi Yi most likely did not want to intrude. In some ways, she is so bold, but in other ways, she steps back and trusts when Zhousheng Chen makes a decision. Shi Yi herself surmised that his work was only one reason that he needed to leave. There were likely other reasons that he did not want to tell her, so she chose to step back and give him space.

  16. Thanks for the chapter! I’d recommend licorice root tea for a sore throat or cough.

    • I love licorice tea. It’s my go to caffeine-free tea. I don’t know if it works, but I’m downing it all the time. 🙂

  17. These are something that I usually do when I have a cough or sore throat:
    1) Squeeze juice from half of a lemon and mix the juice with a teaspoon of honey, preferably manuka honey. Remember to use plastic or wooden spoon when dealing with honey.

    2) Drink 3 litres of water a day.

    3) Avoid chicken & most fruits. Take plain food, if possible.

    Hope these help! Take care~

    • (1) I have lemon and honey water. Does that count? Interesting note about the plastic or wooden spoon. Does the metal do something to the honey? I’ve always been using metal spoons with my honey.
      (2) Roger that!
      (3) I was so good, then forgot last night and this afternoon and had chicken! Why avoid fruits? Isn’t the vitamin C supposed to be good for you? 🙂

      Thank you!

  18. Thanks for the update.
    And also all the natural remedies. Now if ever I have a cough, I can try one of these. 😀

  19. warm water is the best for cough. and agree with others’ comments, keep your neck warm. i usually used to stop eating any oily food. it’s the worst enemy for cough i think. get well soon 🙂

    wah, long distance relationship.. 🙂 i just like their relationship.

    thanks hoju!

    • I usually don’t mind warm water, but after drinking so much of it… >_<
      Oh darn, scarf for today! *dashing off to get one even though it's summer weather here today*

      I love their relationship. ❤

  20. this picture is from kimi ni todoke manga/anime? right?

  21. Squeeze 2 leaves of blumera balsamifera ( sambong) drink 3x a day

    • Do they have to be fresh leaves? I don’t know where I can buy them here, but I’m pretty sure I won’t have fresh leaves. I just googled the name, and it seems pretty useful.

  22. It’ s seem I am late again
    thanks hoju for the chapter 😁

  23. Hoju, you still haven’t recovered? 😦 I’m sorry I can’t actually offer you any new remedies. I usually just have the cold tablet and they work for me. But I bet hot stuff would make your throat feel much better. All sorts of herbal tea (mint? or ginger perhaps?) and oh soups and porridges.. mmm… I hope you’ll feel better soon! OR Shi yi’s medicine hehe 😛

    • Unfortunately, not fully yet, I got some good rest this week off. Really strong ginger tea worked instant wonders and helped me sleep at night. I didn’t even think of Shi Yi’s Chinese medicine. :p

  24. Ginger tea with honey is my go to for colds or sore throats 😀

    Thank you for the chapter! I’m happy that ShiYi is finally moving along from her passive ‘waiting and trusting’ and into a more active ‘pursue the time we can have together’ phase. However I feel that the ‘small matters’ of the Li family are about to intrude on her plans…

    • I live on ginger tea when I’m sick. Well, more like tons of ginger boiled with water but so concentrated it burns when it goes down.

      Yes, Shi Yi, too, has been changing. 🙂 You can see it here and also the subtle way she responds to him. The conversations are becoming more familiar and fun (like the teasing that happens in a couple chapters).


  25. I live in a Buddhist country. I respect Buddhism a lot. It is a simple way of life with lovely doctrines. I realized a lot of truths when I meditated and learned the ways of Buddhism. When I hate someone, the best thing is not to take revenge but forget everything, because the hatred in my mind will only cause harm to myself. Plus hating requires alot of energy, and why should I waste it on hurting myself? You alone is responsible for your happiness which can only be obtained from within oneself not outside. The best thing to give someone you love is your time for none else is precious enough to be measured. ZSC gives his time to SY. I like this type of slow flowing gentle romance. Somehow it seems stronger and more powerfully moving. Thank you whole heartedly for your translation. I can only imagine your hard effort to present it to us and can only be grateful and encourage you.

    • 🙂
      As I’ve said, I am not the least bit informed regarding Buddhist doctrine, but regardless, to let go of hatred is a beautiful and worthy thing, for ultimately, in the end, the hatred eats only at you.

      The romance is one that I absolutely love because it is something that couples in real life can model themselves after. Time and effort is what makes love work. ❤

      Thank you very much. Your encouragement is very much appreciated, and to see that others are touched by these stories is certainly a big part of my motivation for translating. 🙂

  26. I totally like SY’s principle. She’s been throughout a lot already, what’s the point of playing ‘push and pull’ game with him. I understand Mei Lin, but for THIS relationship tactics and techniques ain’t needed.

    • I agree with you. Besides, since her memories of their past lives greatly suggest a tragic end, I think her thoughts would be focused on making this lifetime at the very least mostly happy and satisfying for both of them.

  27. I wish all female leads have Shi Yi’s seize the moment character hehe.
    Thank you so much, hoju~

  28. I like their clear intention of wanting to know each other.

    Really curious about the relationship between his brother and Wang Man. That time they met and his wife was there you could tell there was a story there. Wonder who it was he helped out at the company. A cousin maybe?

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