I don’t know about you, but I’m just really loving this drama more and more! I’m aware that there are some corny and annoying parts because there’s definitely no perfect drama but all is forgiven because they gave me some cute moments to giggle about again 😉
Fangsi was asked by Weya to bring today’s clothes for Xiangnan’s photoshoot personally. Of course Xiangnan was acting bitchy but Fangsi won against her again. It made Haoran curious so he then asked her about their never-ending war.
Xiangnan was definitely not happy to catch this moment! She ended up not talking to Haoran the whole time until she just had to tell him why.
She told Haoran that he should stop seeing Fangsi whether it may be for work or personal matters. And this is just because their fight goes waaaay back!
Xiangnan accuses Fangsi as the main root of her break-up with Haoran. What’s her logic? Well, she wanted to go abroad to study design but Fangsi ruined her chances by telling bad things about her to the professor. If she pushed through in going abroad, then she wouldn’t have stayed under her mom’s control and she wouldn’t be able to do anything to break her up with Haoran.
Our diva asked a favor from Haoran to ask Li Tang to replace Fangsi in the company. Since Haoran’s one of Tang Huang’s authorized agents, then he’d be meeting Fangsi from time to time. Of course Haoran didn’t want to do it because asking Tang to fire Fangsi would just create more complications.
Xiangnan then works with Weya to come up with a plan against Fangsi. It almost worked but it eventually backfired when…
Tang wants to hold a contest in determining the official designer of the second series of Cui Chun (clothing line under Tang Huang/Don Juan).
Fangsi told Tang that they should give more opportunities for others to shine especially for Xiao Nai and Jiaxin. Weya then opposed her idea by saying that Jiaxin can join but she said that Xiao Nai has no talent. She only gets influenced easily by other people’s ideas and she’s better off to work as an assistant instead. This is why Fangsi replied to her that it’s better than kissing ass. Unfortunately, Tang agreed with Weya so the company ended up have 3 internal designers which are Fangsi, Weya, and Jiaxin for the contest.
Our boy is definitely rooting for our girl!
Their interactions make me squeal especially when Tang talks to himself about her 😀
Fangsi and Haoran’s nth coincidental meeting (lol)
Haoran had a dejavu flashback from some years ago. He was in the same seafood place when a group of men ganged up on him and a female stranger saved her (obviously Fangsi).
Even if Haoran was hesitant to stay because of what Xiangnan requested him to do earlier, Fangsi insisted and treated him to a meal. She talked about her dad who was a tailor (flashback was shown in the 2nd episode!). Unfortunately, her father died earlier than her graduation so he wasn’t able to see her final work.
Life lessons with Fu Fangsi 101: her lines are just so inspiring and beautiful!
Oh Haoran, I’d rather not hear this from you if I were Fangsi because it would just give me false hope… haha!
While Haoran’s enjoying his seafood meal with Fangsi happily, Xiangnan decided to go out by herself but people ended up recognizing her and kept taking pictures of her (see, why don’t you just wear a mask, Xiangnan?!!). Best ex-boyfriend aka people still know him as the fiancee Tang to the rescue!
This probably applies to Jerry in real life when he said recently that Lin Chi-Ling and him are still good friends. Okay, I just had to share but back to the drama now…
Xiangnan was basically being a brat during the whole episode. I’ve always said that I don’t find her irritating but I couldn’t take her anymore in this episode. Haoran learned from Fangsi to do whatever he can to make someone feel special as long as there’s still time so he prepared a seafood feast for her. However, he saw Tang bringing Xiangnan home which easily ruined his mood. Xiangnan then kept telling him that the food he prepared stinks and why would he prepared something that she doesn’t like?! BRAT ALERT.
Xiao Nai asks Fangsi if she could join the open contest since she’s been working hard for so many years now. Instead of Fangsi telling her that she already asked Tang beforehand, she just told her that she should practice more instead. I understand what she did because she definitely didn’t want to hurt her feelings.
Aside from Xiangnan, Weya has been getting into my nerves!!! Of course she took advantage of the situation that Xiao Nai became so upset because of Fangsi and immediately got her as a designer but with just one huge task to be completed…
This calls for another fashion sabotage! Even if my most hated character is involved, I still can’t wait for this story line to unfold because watching our heroine struggle and survive is one of the best things about this drama 😉
Xiao Nai acts like it’s not a big deal that she’s no longer working for Fangsi, but for Weya instead. Our heroine obviously knows that there must be a hidden agenda to this plan.
Lucky girl Fangsi has two men wanting her to shine as soon as possible. Her life can just be so perfect because two men are pursuing their dream to make her dream come true (does that even make sense? aka dreamception haha!).
Tang’s dad’s assistant came to inform Fangsi that she has a meeting with him…
Mr. Li (Tang’s dad) told Fangsi that he allows Tang to do anything that he wants but choosing the suitable daughter-in-law for the Li family would not be for Tang to decide (we meet for the nth time, classic drama plot!).
The answer is obviously yes because Tang really acts like he has no father…
Flashback: Mr. Li’s willing to sponsor Fangsi’s trip abroad for her studies but she couldn’t leave her sick father. She told him about her plans with Tang to open a store but Mr. Li just told her that it would just forever be a dream.
Here we are the classic and overused I can’t let you marry my son because you’re not good enough and he has to inherit the company. This has already been written in the stars once he was born into this world. Yup, that kind of plot.
Back to the present time: Fangsi said that Tang’s dad hasn’t changed despite the changes in time.
After Tang’s meeting with Director Shen of Tong Lin Diamonds, he rushed back to the office because “there are employees working overtime since there’s a contest” aka “I just want to see Fangsi” in all honesty haha! This is the start of my favorite scenes when he secretly put coffee onto Fangsi’s empty mug.
More strange things happening while Fangsi’s “alone”. The doorbell rings and it’s a pizza delivery guy but she clearly said that she didn’t order anything.
While she’s busy outside, Tang sneaked in and cleaned her work desk because it apparently smelled like a pig. He was just so cute that he even covered his nose with tissue haha!
How could you not eat food delivery that has been paid and delivered to you? Sponsored by Pizza Hut haha!
After eating, Fangsi was surprised to see a completely clean work station. Marry me, Tang please!
Fangsi thought it was either Jiaxin or Xiao Nai until she guessed that it was probably someone who’s completely crazy. So she was shouting that she needed more materials but they’re placed in the storage room. Our sweet male lead of course exerted effort to go up and get the materials that she requested for.
The I was almost falling but good thing you were there to catch me kind of cliche scene happened before these screencaps. I forgive them because I’m willing to take anything with my OTP in it haha!
“If I was willing to be more mature, will you be moved?”. This was a question that Tang wanted Fangsi to answer but she just reacted violently and said, “do you want to start again?” then stormed out.
She actually doesn’t know but she said to herself that there should be no feelings anymore when says it’s over.
Evil step-sisters (half-kidding here) Xiangnan and Weya are still plotting ways to take down Fangsi but they don’t have concrete plans so far. Weya told Xiangnan that they can’t deny that it’s difficult to find someone as talented as Fangsi. Flashback to Xiangnan and Fangsi’s college days…
Xiangnan was supposed to replace Fangsi for the opportunity to study abroad but our female lead has always been righteous so she told the professor that Xiangnan just copied her sketch from a book in the library.
Because of their strong negative emotions, Xiangnan told Fangsi that her father must be ill because of her then she got a hard slap from Fangsi right away (CATFIGHT goes way back!)
So now it’s even clearer why our princess hates our heroine so much!
Fangsi’s mom has been bugging her own daughter to date and get married already so that she can be at peace. She said she exerted lots of efforts to find the perfect men for her. Surprisingly, Fangsi was willing to meet one of these perfect men which shouldn’t be a surprise too given that her willingness was fueled by Tang’s words of wanting to start with her again. Of course it was just a waste of time but the next thing was definitely not a waste of time for her…
Benjamin (Haoran’s assistant) called Fangsi to help him de-stress Haoran because he’s been doing nothing but work. She asked, why not Xiangnan? She’s actually one of the reasons why he’s been stressed lately and Benjamin told her that she’s so much better than Xiangnan. So she took him to go fishing although she said that she wanted to meet him to know his opinions about her sketches.
Insert some cheesy I don’t know how to fish so teach me please kind of scene or I accidentally caught you so that means you’re my fish? Okay maybe this is just me being corny haha! Kidding aside, this is definitely a treat for those who ship Haoran with Fangsi 😉
My thoughts in a nutshell:
- I have finally found characters to hate (took me 13 episodes!) which are Xiangnan and Weya although I dislike the latter most of the time. Their conspiracy against Fangsi is just plain annoying but what’s a drama without antagonists, right?
- Seriously, Xiangnan? Must you always be hot-tempered when things don’t go your way? And especially now that you have such a perfect man who loves you no matter what happens…
- Must Jerry Yan always play such dreamy roles?! I wanted someone to hold me while watching his scenes as Tang being extra sweet and caring towards Fangsi because my feels were just all over the place!
- Oh Haoran, it’s not good that you’ve been so acting dreamy as well because Fangsi’s feelings for you definitely won’t fade anytime soon now that you’ve been motivating and inspiring her.
- I thought I’d be able to finish all my recaps until episode 16 but life’s getting in the way of my drama life. I still aim to write recaps simultaneously with the currently airing episodes but this will definitely be a challenge now that I’m busy with internship and school 😦
- I hope you can still continue reading and I’d love to see your comments here 😀
thanks for doing the recap! im having exams at uni too so have been unable to watch the series myself.
i also know one thing after this too, that either Xiangnan changes for the better, or please dont end up with Hao Ran
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Thank you for reading!! 😀 I really hope she does and yes please, a perfect lover like Haoran deserves someone so much better than her! Good luck with your exams! 🙂
im following this drama and im glad to read your review too.. Xiangnan is really selfish! agree with Jess, just dont end up with Haoran.. i dont really like both now, but they didnt suit each others, just dont.. haha
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She is one bratty and selfish character! Thank you so much for reading 😀 and glad to know your opinions about it!
Xiangnan can’t be satisfied with what she has, she’s one greedy and self-centered character in the drama. With this drama airing 2 eps a day, it will complete its run in no-time. C-dramas like this one with a good casting and quality production are hard to come by. Probably going to finish The Four which I have been put on-hold for quite long now and start watching The Journey of Flower (wuxia dramas mostly end with tragic ones so I can’t fall in love with the OTP too much after Lan LingWang ending).
Thanks for the recap, op!
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Yes, she definitely is! I wish it’s not as fast though because I could hardly keep up due to my busy schedule 😦 I’m really glad that we are able to get such a good quality drama like MBEBF 😀 I have yet to watch Lan Ling Wang but I definitely will because I love Ariel. And “The Four” is really worth watching! I initially watched it for my love of Hans and Janine but ended up loving the drama as a whole just like in MBEBF. You’re welcome and thank you so much for reading! 🙂
No pressure on keeping up with recaps coz subtitles are coming out super fast for a C drama. You are missing out if you still haven’t watched Lan Ling Wang, one of my fav period C-dramas. 😛 Please put LLW on your watch list if you have time. That’s coming from someone who doesn’t like Bubujingxin coz that era is not my cup of tea and the story is not enticing enough to contiue. I guess I just have different taste considering the success of the drama.
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Yeah, it is indeed too fast for a C-drama! It’s definitely part of my priority to watch next so don’t ya worry 😉 I have also yet to watch BBJX as well! Different strokes for different folks so that’s okay!