At last, we’ve reached the half way mark of book 1 and you get more interaction between the leads. You have to be patient with the story because the OTP is unknown so nothing is clear-cut yet. Anyway, the moral of this chapter is be careful with what you wish for lol.
I’ve received overwhelming comments not to put this novel on hiatus so I’ll put the other novel on hiatus instead. Please realize, it takes you only a few minutes to read a chapter but it takes me many hours to translate a chapter. I could just spend an hour or two to clean up google translate and post a chapter a day. However, out of respect for the original work, I choose to painstakingly take the time to understand each sentence and think about how best to translate it into English without losing anything in translation as well as making sense. I also take the time to edit to ensure minimum spelling and grammar errors as well as choosing the best words to use in the translation. As someone who can’t read Chinese but can understand it, it is a long and laborious process.
Translating and posting slowly doesn’t mean I am not dedicated or disregard the readers’ anxious waiting. It is just that out of respect for the author as well as the readers, I want my translation to be as close as possible to the original novel even if the end result is far from it. This takes time and I have a busy real life like everyone else. Hence, if waiting for an update is very unbearable for you, consider reading after the novel translation is finished. Lastly, I can assure you that I will never abandon a novel but I can’t promise you that I will be speedy.
This chapter is all on their trip to Shanghai. As you can see, VP Lin can also be nice 🙂
It seems nobody is missing this translation so I’ll put it on hiatus for a month to concentrate on wrapping up Wipe Clean After Eating. I guess it is because there is a book 2 and it has not been published yet so nobody knows how the story will turn out.
After reading this chapter, VP Lin will become even more hated but don’t write him off yet. We can’t have perfect male leads in every novel. What will happen in Shanghai? Come back one month later to find out 😛
Nothing much happened in this chapter except VP Lin obviously knew who Xie Guang is. Some will complain he is bullying her again but this is pretty harmless 😛 In view of the hatred for VP Lin, I need to say don’t be too judgmental and there are reasons for everything.
See, see I am not the only one who is suspicious of VP Lin’s motive in transferring Xi Guang to the Management Department. Poor XG, being made to work like a dog there. Ya, it is another of VP Lin’s tactic. My my, isn’t he cunning 😛 ?
The response to Vice President Lin Yu Sen (林屿森) is generally positive but someone complained he is too typical and ideal. Aiya, what do you expect? Of course, he has to be handsome and smart in novel land. We still have 25 more chapters to get to know him better, so don’t jump the gun yet 😛
Do you smell something fishy with her transfer to the Management Department? Either he set the trap to make her sign in error or he used the opportunity to transfer her to be near him?
For your information, all my pictures are from google image.
The cat is out of the bag but it is still early days to form an opinion on the other male lead. Do you have a good first impression on him? For your information, Gu Man studied accounting and finance in university which is why Shan Shan and Xi Guang worked in that field. I guess she switched her career to become a writer because ‘Finance is really one of the saddest profession in the world ah’ 😛
Firstly a big thank you to yingniang for helping out with the first part of the novel. Now, you are getting Chinese illiterate peanuts to continue with the translation so please forgive any of my errors or omissions. I know nearly all of you have been waiting for Xi Guang (Watermelon) to start working so that she can meet her boss. However, that poor girl and I also need a holiday first so you’ve to wait 1 more week 😛
The cool night breeze caught the edge of my skirt causing it to billow. After some time had lapsed, I found my voice.
“Why are you still here?”
Zhuang Xu and his room mates had also tagged along to send Ah Fen off. I hadn’t paid any attention to them the entire time so I was confused as to why he was stuck here as well.
His eyes flashed. “I was standing behind you. Since you couldn’t board, neither could I.”
His words sounded very much like he was blaming me. I relived the embarrassing memory of being jostled off the bus and couldn’t help feeling apologetic. “Sorry.”
“You should say ‘thank you’.”
It was not until the day of the vivas that I bumped into my hostel mates. The moment Xiao Feng laid eyes on me, she pounced and shook my shoulders vigorously “I’m sorry Watermelon! My blunder caused you to be maligned. You must forgive me!”
As if she wanted to prove her sincerity, her hands that were gripping my shoulders were as forceful as eagle claws. I felt as though my shoulders were going to shatter …
“… Do you think I would forgive you if you maim me?”