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My Darling (我的曼达林) — Chapter 8.2

Prior to that moment on the phone when he had begged her to let him try one last time, Jian Bianlin had actually tried once to “ask” Chu Jian to give him a chance. Can you think of when that was? (I admit it. My heart went out to Jian Bianlin when I found out about that, and I choked up a bit.)

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My Darling (我的曼达林) — Chapter 8.1

Some housekeeping stuff first. I am heading to China and, as of next update, will be gone until the end of July. Same vacation procedure as last time, so many of you will be familiar with this.

  • While I am away, you will still get your updates. I have translated the subsequent chapters already and scheduled them to post at the usual posting times of Tuesday/Friday evenings, N. American time. (Forgive me if there are more errors than usual. I’ve tried, but with so many posts to prep, I’m sure I let a lot slip through the cracks. Another round of edits will occur when I return.)
  • Since I’m in China, I may have sporadic access (or no access!) to the blog, so I will not be replying to comments like I usually do. Of course, please don’t let that stop you from commenting. I still promise to read every single one when I’m back but won’t be able to respond individually to them because of sheer volume of backlog. I will be back a few days after the very last chapter for this story is posted. You can put in an @hoju if there is something you specifically want me to respond to when I’m home.
  • Peanuts is also on vacation for the next while, but she has offered to help me keep an eye out to make sure technology actually works and everything gets posted at the correct times. Thanks, Peanuts! 🙂
  • Next/previous chapter links and index may not get updated until I get back. Thanks for your patience on that.

That’s it! See you all in a month-ish!

An evening of reminiscing, and also, the significance of the ring! And LOL at the last thing that Jian Bianlin says in this chapter.

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My Darling (我的曼达林) — Chapter 7.4

I like the little insights into the movie and television profession that we get to see in this novel. Filming conditions bring Chu Jian and Jian Bianlin even closer together. And Little Chu Jian is just adorable.

*covering my ears and waiting for the shrieks that are going to rise up from all of you guys*

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My Darling (我的曼达林) — Chapter 7.3

The author’s screenwriter background really shines through in this update.

Jian Bianlin has always thought about Chu Jian and tried to support her in ways that she never even knew about. The one he has wanted has only ever been Chu Jian, so sometimes, that just means being unchivalrous. 🙂

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