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Tang Qi’s Books Mini-Special – Part 13

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A Happy Belated Children’s Day (1 June) to all my readers who are still a child or a child at heart:) Also, wishing all of you an early Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu) which will be on 12 June. Peanuts will be going away for about 1 month so there may be little or no update.  Initially I plan to read the Pillow Book 2 during my holiday so I can post spoilers for all of you but unfortunately Tang Qi has postponed the release date from 12 June to the end of July:( Good news for those who wanna see Dong Hua Dijun naked as according to fans in Baidu, there will be ‘boating’ scenes in Book 2, lol. In the meantime, don’t miss me too much:P

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Three Lives Three Worlds Meet Hua Xu Yin Mini-Special – Part 12

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Yeah, it is three lives, three worlds special time! This week we have got guests who time travel from Hua Xu Yin. I’ve translated some sugar sweet scripts as well as some sour like lemons one to offer you a more balanced reading experience, heehee…Also, the first one is written by me, nice or not, haha?

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Three Lives Three Worlds Epilogue: Spoof on Little Dough’s Great Name

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I found this cartoon in the 10 Miles of Peach Blossom artbook. It is based on an epilogue which hamster didn’t translate. Thus I will do the translation since it is short. I want to try my hand at translating at least a small part of Tang Qi’s book:) So, here is another goody to make your wait for part 2 of Book 1 of The Pillow Book more bearable:P Bai Qian wanted to change 团子’s (Tuan Zi meaning little dumpling) name to 黒子 (Hei Zi meaning black son) but our poor little dough didn’t like it 😦

Note: The translator for 10 Miles of Peach Blossom called hamster translated Ye Hua’s POV but she had taken her translation offline. Thus, please contact her directly for a copy. If you search hard enough, you’ll also find an illegal copy or two online (don’t ask me for the link since it is illegal).

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Three Lives Three Worlds (三生三世) Mini-Special – Part 11

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Anyone miss my 3L3W specials:P? Actually I wanted to stop translating as I am getting bored with it. I think my readers are also feeling likewise. However, Lidge was reading The Pillow Book and we had some very interesing and funny discussions on it. This reignites my love flame so here is another instalment to tide you over till hamster comes back from her holi:) FYI, the last one is written by me, heehee….

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Mini-Special on Tang Qi’s Ancient Novels – Part 10

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I am doing something different this week. I won’t be focusing on any character but I will be featuring all of Tang Qi’s ancient novels. For those who did not read Hua Xu Yin, don’t worry as you can still understand the special. All you need to know is the protagonists in Hua Xu Yin are Su Yu (also known as Mu Yan) and Ye Zhen (also known as A Fu). They are a sweet & loving pair with an adorable pet tiger called xiao huang who loves to eat roast chicken. All the sub-plots in Hua Xu Yin can be considered sad tragedies:(  Nonetheless there is also some dry humour in that book which is Tang Qi’s trademark:)

I need to reiterate most of these specials are originally written by Tang Qi’s many talented fans in baidu. I only search, read, understand, compile, sort, translate, edit and modify with my ‘poetic license’:P

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The Pillow Book Mini-Special (Encore on Dong Hua & Feng Jiu) – Part 9

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Due to popular demand, our Dijun is back with his victim Feng Jiu:P This post is exclusively on them. Some scripts are a little suggestive and warm so try not to blush too much or turn beet red, lol. If you don’t understand, just use your imagination, haha….

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Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms Mini-Special (Ye Hua & Bai Qian Edition) – Part 8

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Due to popular request, we’ve a mini-special on Ye Hua this week. I can’t do Ye Hua without Bai Qian so the two of them are featured together. All the pictures are taken from the artbook which hamster has just bought & I plan to buy. Aren’t they pretty?

Do you think Ye Hua look handsome? Is he better looking or Mo Yuan? Do they really look alike??? I feel Ye Hua is better looking than our Dijun:) Well, at least he has black hair and is a lot younger, haha…Plus he is definitely a better cook. The only downside is he does not have ice face’s brand of dry humour:P

I think I heard in Baidu that there will be a fourth 3L3W book on Mo Yuan. In fact according to rumour, Tang Qi might skip book 3 on Lian Song & Cheng Yu and write Book 4 instead. Oh, please don’t abandon my rogue Lian Song:(

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