Fangirling Chinese Novels


One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Weibo Random Scenes and Radio Skit


Here’s a fun post to finish off Beautiful Bones and bid goodbye to Zhousheng Chen and Shi Yi. I’m usually sad to say goodbye, but for Zhousheng Chen and Shi Yi, I feel like, after one millennia, there is finally nothing interesting about their lives anymore that is worthy of being written about. 平淡是福 “Mundaneness is actually a blessing.” And now, they can finally live that ordinary, mundane life that they have always desired — together. This post is a little glimpse into what their “uninteresting” life is like. Zhousheng Chen is a little more black belly than you think. 🙂

Paraphrasing a quote I saw on Weibo: “Love is, after being with you for a long, long time, I still want to be with you for a long, long time.”

Thank you, everyone. Chapter 1 of Together Forever will be up on my normal Fri/Sat slot. Hope to see you there. ❤

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One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Epilogue 3 and Author’s Afterword *NOVEL COMPLETED*


Attention Toupai and Really, Really Miss You lovers! I had promised the epilogue of Really, Really Miss You after the conclusion of this story, and next scheduled posting, I’ll be keeping my word. 🙂 For the fans of both Beautiful Bones and RRMY, you might be even more pleasantly surprised… just saying.

This is it, the end of the novel! 7 months of translating. Thank you to all my readers, whether you followed from the very beginning, came in halfway through, or have been waiting for me to mark it with “completed” before you start, and special thanks to all of you who dropped by with comments. You guys provided half the motivation behind this translation, and I am grateful. For those of you who have been waiting to binge read (or re-read) this all in one go, please drop a comment and let me know about your reading experience. I found the way I experienced the novel was quite different between reading continuously versus one chapter at a time.

However, don’t completely say goodbye to Zhousheng Chen and Shi Yi quite yet. I have a fun Beautiful Bones post coming up in one week, on my next Friday night/Saturday morning post.

Quiz time: there should be one line in this epilogue that some of you had read previously but in another novel. (Gee, which novel could that be, considering I’ve only translated one other novel on this blog? 😜) Which line is it and where exactly did you read it?

Another full circle for our couple, but Zhousheng Chen is changing the meaning of “continue.”

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One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Epilogue 2


I had originally written a character discussion about Zhousheng Chen on the backend of this post because there had been several comments on him that I had said I would respond to later when more information was revealed. However, I’ve removed it because it was just tooooo long and distracting. Sorry. If there was a question or comment you specifically wanted me to address, let me know and I will do that.

I love Xiao Nanchen Prince. ❤

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One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Epilogue 1


First off, thank you, everyone, for all your comments and support. They made me teary. (Gosh, this translation has turned on my waterworks.)

Everyone has their own story. Without the seeds sown yesterday, how could there be the fruit borne today?

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


A short chapter to conclude the main story. Three epilogues will follow. (P.S. For those who read this chapter in Chinese and were a little confused, I believe none of the free, online versions of this chapter are correct. Not sure if it was copied from the original online version incorrectly and the error just perpetuated through, or if the confusion was something that was fixed when the book went to publishing.)

The setting, the surroundings, even the weather are as before. But has the passage of time determined that the persons will not be the same?…

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One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Chapter 17.3


It’s the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival for many of you already. I want to wish all readers and followers of this blog a happy Mid-Autumn Day! Blessings to all of you during this Moon Festival. 🙂

Anyone feel the same as me, that Mo Bao Fei Bao’s screenwriter background is definitely showing through in the previous chapter and this one? Very cinematic.  Anyway, one more chapter after this one…

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One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Chapter 17.1


Completely off topic: Yippee! The adaptation of my favourite ancient novel is airing!!  Who’s joining me to watch Nirvana in Fire? (Crossing my fingers that I’m not going to have to go treasure hunting to find a reasonably clear version of it.)

I’m happy to say this chapter is fully back into the progression of their romance. And yes, their romance is still progressing. ❤ Zhousheng Chen and Shi Yi are getting some peaceful time for themselves. 🙂

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One Life, One Incarnation: Beautiful Bones (一生一世美人骨) — Chapter 16.3


For all who were nervous, this picture should be a pretty good indication that this chapter is kinder on the heart than the previous couple. (Yeah, yeah, I know it’s not autumn in the picture, but, as Zhousheng Chen said, “It’s the concept, the mood!” 😜)

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