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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 33

As promised, SSB is up and running now during Lantern Festival in the West lol. The new address is https://www.shushengbar.net/, don’t go to the wrong site 😛 A big thank you to Amy for doing all the hard work. Also, give me some time to update and catch up since the bar is more than half a year behind 😦

Happy Lantern Festival to those who celebrate. You asked for it. There is Jing Jing in this chapter but no Yu Tu 😦 Instead there is Su Ye, Jing Jing’s ex-boyfriend. Haha, why the two people Jing Jing and Yu Tu dated are so full of themselves? I guess you’ve to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince 😛

I didn’t realize until WordPress.com wished Fanatical Happy 6th Anniversary today. OMG, how time flies that my beloved blog is already in kindergarten lol. As for Shushengbar, I’ve found a hosting company and set it up. Unfortunately it didn’t work so I’ve asked the hosting company for help to fix it so we are not there yet but not far from it 🙂

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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 32

By right, you would be feeling sad and I’ll be feeling happy because the last 5 chapters countdown will begin 😛 But Gu Man posted 7 new epilogues on Chinese New Year’s Eve and more will come. This means we won’t be saying good-bye to Jing Jing and Yu Tu for a while, happy or not lol?

This chapter should be aptly titled “Love Letters to Jing Jing”. Before the advancement in technology, I used to be very happy when I received letters, especially the nice stationery. Although slow, it is more exciting than receiving an email. For those who miss Jing Jing, she’ll be back next week.

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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 31

Happy Lunar/Chinese New Year to those who’ll be celebrating. This is the year of the pig, a good year for lazy people like lidge lol. Gu Man also wished everyone Happy Chinese New Year. She wished all of you good health in the new year and feeling sweet all year round!

In this chapter, Yu Tu takes a trip down memory lane. The gap between Jing Jing and him has always been big. I am wondering if my old desktop computer is still in the garage but I am too lazy to go & search. Otherwise it might be interesting to read up my old chat history in ICQ lol.

I’ve got the password to download SSB’s SQL database yet I failed to do so after many attempts. It could be because SSB’s domain name has changed. Hence, SSB cannot be restored on the first day of Chinese New Year. I am aiming to sort this out by the Lantern Festival which can be considered as the Chinese equivalent of Valentine’s Day.

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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 30

Unfortunately, still no Jing Jing this week. Instead we’ve Xia Qing. Now we know why Yu Tu chose her. I don’t like her but her character was written rather realistically by Gu Man. Fortunately, the novel will have a happy ending. For those who left me comments, don’t worry and wait patiently for how Gu Man will let them end up together 🙂

Opps, forgot to mention, Happy Belated Birthday Bong !!! Her birthday is very easy to remember because it is on Australia Day lol.

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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 29

I read many cries of alarm and someone even accused Yu Tu of noble idiocy. Well, this is Gu Man’s most realistic and mature work to date. Many romantics will feel that love can conquer all but reality bites. If Jing Jing earns more than him or holds a better job, he might be able to accept it. But she is a celebrity and everything about her will be scrutinized by the public. Their gap is really wide, they are world apart. Moreover in Chinese culture, it is expected that the guy will be the breadwinner. The male ego is too strong to be seen to be eating soft rice (a man who is supported financially by a woman except his mum) even if it is not true. Yu Tu is such an aloof and reserved person so I don’t think he wants to be in the limelight or to be perceived as weaker. In most novels, the male leads are always the CEO or someone financially well off so they’ll never encounter this kind of relationship problem.

Anyway, Gu Man wrote this chapter is mainly about brother Tu’s heart journey. I better warn you that Jing Jing won’t appear anytime soon so if you’re starting to hate Yu Tu, you can take a break 🙂

Thank you to those who gave me advice on choosing a hosting company. Because SSB was hosted using Chancy’s sister’s a/c, we’ve some difficulty migrating because it was not hosted under my name 😦 Anyway we are still trying hard to fix the problem. My plan is to relaunch the website on Chinese New Year but the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry 😛

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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 28

Gu Man had mentioned before, this chapter is not sweet so be prepared 😦 PS, brother Tu has a rather grim view of the world recently. But after a period of time, he’ll recover… boo hoo hoo…

I am in the midst of choosing a web hosting service for Shushengbar.  I’ve researched and narrowed down to these 4 being BlueHost, HostGator, Siteground and Godaddy. Anybody had any experience with them? Any comment or suggestion is welcome.

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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Chapter 27

This chapter is rather technical so it took me and my editor quite a long time to finish translating and editing it. But at the end of the day, we are still not sure how to translate certain terms and paragraphs so if you spot any mistake, do let me know. While Gu Man was updating the novel online, she warned that the next chapter will not be sweet. Since the gaming part is finished, I’ll try to post weekly until the end which should be in March.

Opps, nearly forgot to mention that, did anyone notice Yutu-2 is in the news lately?

Regarding Shushengbar, it is taking such a long time to be restored because Chancy won’t be hosting the site anymore. So, my helper Amy is trying to restore the files saved and sent by Chancy in WordPress but the SQL file is missing so I’ve to wait for Chancy to get that to me. Moving SSB to WordPress has been very tedious and hard with many obstacles along the way. Amy has been very helpful and is doing her best since she also has her job and life to live. Be patient as we are still learning the ropes since both of us are not tech savvy. I hope I can share some good news with all of you soon.

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