Fangirling Chinese Novels


Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) – Gu Man (Final Epilogue 3.3)


As I’ve written before unfortunately all good things in life must come to an end so this is the final epilogue for the novel, sob sob…. The drama will also end tonight so I am in line with my Wallace Chung, not a step in front or behind 😛 What do you expect but happy ending with a baby to complete the family of three. Of course they’ll live happily ever after in the novel as well as in our heart.

Firstly I want to thank my co-translator lidge for her help, tolerance and dedication in completing this translation as well as Shan Shan. Then I want to thank the readers for their patient, comments and support. After 2 Gu Man’s novels, I need a break so don’t expect speedy update for Blazing Sunlight. Anyway Gu Man is still writing book 2 which will take sometime to get published so I can take my own sweet time 😛  I also want to take this opportunity to wish bongsd a Happy Birthday. May she finds her He Yi Chen and have a He Zhao 🙂

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Silent Separation’s Movie Version


The picture above is the movie’s version of Mo Sheng acted by Yang Mi. If you want to see the movie version’s of Yi Chen, scroll below :p I have stated before I do not like to watch movie so this post is a fan service post for Huang Xiao Ming’s fans such as serendipity, Yui, and others. It will be updated continuously with new nice filming pictures so check back often.

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Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) – Gu Man (Epilogue 3.2)


Happy New Year everyone! What is a better way to celebrate new year’s eve but with Yi Chen lol? Another sweet post on ‘what if’ between Yi Chen and Mo Sheng. The 15 minute trailer was out but hoju is sleeping so you’ll only get your English subbing probably tomorrow. If you can’t wait, you can watch it raw in youtube. Thanks to chewywon for all the new banners on My Sunshine. Thank you for your comments but I have no time to reply some of them so you wait la 🙂

Xu Mo Ting and Lu Jun have gone on a vacation with the gang in Blazing Sunlight until February. From now onward, you’ll only have Yi Chen and Toupai, so enjoy before they disappear for good 😛 If you are desperate for something Gu Man, you can check out either or both of blog A or blog B, which are also translating Just One Smile is Very Alluring (Wei Wei Yi Xiao Hen Qing Cheng). You’ll notice Xiao Nai is a bit similar to Xu Mo Ting and Toupai 😛

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Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) – Gu Man (Preface & Epilogue 3.1)


You won’t get Lu Jun or Mo Ting this week but you’ll get Yi Chen, lol. I’ve only made you waited for about 7 weeks but this epilogue was written 7 years after the book was first published. I’ve been very busy and also sick so I am posting the last translation I’ve stocked up 😦 I think a proper trailer will be released for My Sunshine this week to advertise for the 10 January 2015 tv broadcast, two days before my birthday, haha…. I want to express my gratitude to Bongsd for the Xmas banners and Won for the other My Sunshine banners.

FYI, there will be a movie version of this novel with Huang Xiao Ming & Yang Mi as the leads. They will really go to US to film in 2015 and it’ll also be released in the same year. However there are some controversies with this adaptation between the film company and Gu Man and I am too lazy to write about it. Suffice to say, I only accept Wallace Chung as Yi Chen and I don’t like to watch movies 😛 You can follow the updates of this in cfensi or a virtual voyage as HXM  & YM have plenty of fans there.

Lastly, I welcome fans who want to translate the novel into other languages, base on my English translations. For those who can read Bahasa Indonesia, you may want to check this out. However, I don’t want to see my English translation in pdf or floating in other blogs because I always edit to improve my translations, so I don’t want another outdated copy online. Unfortunately, lidge translated some of the chapters so she has the right to post her translations in her own blog. If you don’t already know by now, we’ve separated because she feels that this blog can’t accommodate two Wallace!!!

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Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) – Gu Man (Epilogue 2 & Afterword)


UPDATE: I’ll post the last epilogue in Dec so you need to wait abt 7 weeks, not 7 years for it.

If you read the novel before November 2010, this is the ending of the first published novel. However, the third and final epilogue was added to the subsequent republished novel so there is more to come. There is nothing meaty about this tidbit except sweet and cute moments between Yi Chen and Mo Sheng. I’ve even translated the Yellow Mountain bit which was not included in the physical book but nonetheless written by Gu Man. In addition, I’ve also included Gu Man’s afterword on the novel.

I am sure all of you got Yi Chen’s love confession, no dummie right 😛 ? I’ve made it so obvious for you. FYI, bongsd didn’t get the love confession when she read it in Viet and lidge refused to tell me if she got it or not so I suspect she also didn’t 🙂 Because of the confession, I did not translate those sentences exactly like the novel as it is impossible 😦

PS: Bongsd just wished us a happy belated international translation day which was on 30th Sept which I didn’t even know, thank you 🙂

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Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) – Gu Man (Epilogue 1.3)


This post concludes Yi Mei’s epilogue. I know many of you don’t really like her or sympathize with her but I feel she is not that bad. She has a deep crush on Yi Chen for so many years so of course you can’t expect her to welcome Mo Sheng with open arms. Ultimately, she realized from the beginning to the end, it has been her one-sided crush, her flower bloomed and withered without Yi Chen even knowing about it. She chose to let go and not pester Yi Chen like some annoying second female leads so finally she also found her own happiness.

A big thank you and hugs to Chewywonbin for making so many beautiful banners for this novel. The featured picture for this post is one of the many pretty banners made by her. For those who can understand Mandarin, I’ll recommend you to listen to the radio drama for this epilogue. It differs slightly from the novel but it is very well-made. The voice for Yi Chen is one of my favorite CV artist (peanuts in fangirling mode, lol).

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Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) – Gu Man (Epilogue 1.2)


Nothing that you don’t know happened in this chapter, but you get to view things from a different perspective. This epilogue will conclude next week. To compensate you for this short and lackluster post, I am enclosing a nice MV of the filming process and fan-made MV of the novel.

Zhao Mo Sheng, why do you always follow me around?

Yi Chen, are you stupid or am I stupid? I chased for such a long time, yet you still don’t know what I am doing!

I don’t intend to find a girlfriend in university.

Then I will stand in line right now and wait for you to graduate from university. I will be given priority, right?

Yi Chen, I did not start the rumour that I am your girlfriend. You have to believe me.

I know.

How do you know?

Because I was the person who started it. I’ve thought about it. If three years later, you are destined to be my girlfriend, I might as well exercise my rights earlier.

Four minutes and twenty-five seconds, too slow. Zhao Mo Sheng, you run so slowly, how did you manage to catch me?

Yi Chen, what about during the test, you run in front of me and I chase you from behind? Like that, I’m sure I’ll run very fast!

Zhao Mo Sheng, don’t you feel ashamed!

Zhao Mo Sheng, you wrote wrongly.

How could that be?  “He Yi Chen”, where is the mistake?

The mistake is in the order of the strokes. It should be like this. Write it again.


He Yi Chen, why am I writing your name!?

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Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) – Gu Man (Epilogue 1.1)

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This is the first epilogue which is written from Yi Mei’s perspective. Nonetheless it’ll still give you an insight into the relationship between Yi Chen and Mo Sheng.  The epilogue is quite poignant about Yi Mei’s unrequited love for Yi Chen. Because the female lead of this novel is Mo Sheng, so you’ll ship her with Yi Chen but normally you’ll root for the girl who’ve always harbored a secret crush on the male lead since young and wish they can end up together.

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Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) – Gu Man (Chapter 12.3)


Sob sob, this is it, the ending of the novel. It does seem a bit abrupt with the last minute introduction and resolution of the mystery. However, it does seem like the most appropriate way to settle it. I am not one who subscribe to the principle of ‘an eye for an eye’ so forgiving is the best way to move forward to find happiness. I think the drama will be more flesh out but there is still the epilogues to enhance your understanding of the story as well as to continue the story. You also have to say goodbye to lidge as I’ll translate the epilogues.

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Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) – Gu Man (Chapter 12.2)

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This is the second last post of the novel and the final post will be next week, excluding the epilogues. Are you sad that it’ll be ending soon? Before we finish off, one last mystery to be solved as to why Mo Sheng’s mum and Yi Chen acted the way they did. The cover picture is from Seoul In Love Now who is also a WC’s fan. She said it could be from WC’s movie Secret Garden. It has nothing to do with the drama but I am using it because it looks better than the drama stills and bongsd advised me to use it to support WC as it is relevant to this post:P

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