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[Eng Translation] Chapter 3: Liang Sheng, Can We Not Be Laden With Grief 《凉生,我们可不可以不忧伤1》

Novel by Le Xiao Mi, adapted into a drama starring Ma Tianyu, Sun Yi and Wallace Chung to be aired in Dec 2017.

In this chapter, the relationship between Jiang Sheng and Liang Sheng is established.

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[English Translation: Chapter 2] Liang Sheng, Can We Not Be Laden With Grief 《凉生,我们可不可以不忧伤1》

I’m on a translation spree!

Novel by Le Xiao Mi, adapted into a drama starring Ma Tianyu, Sun Yi and Wallace Chung to be aired in Dec 2017.

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[English Translation: Chapter 1] Liang Sheng, Can We Not Be Laden With Grief 《凉生,我们可不可以不忧伤1》

New translation project. Adapted as a drama to be aired in Dec 2017.

The secret which I cannot tell. Similar to Liang Sheng’s one, it was endless sorrow.

Her name was Jiang Sheng, his name was Liang Sheng.

She thought he was her older brother, he thought she was his younger sister. The poor family financial situation and the pressure to survive made younger sister Jiang Sheng completely dependent and trust older brother Liang Sheng. This made her unconsciously fell into the emotional whirlpool that was contrary to ethics and moral principles. I called him Liang Sheng and made him call me Jiang Sheng. Perhaps this was merely a dream, a very long dream? Jiang Sheng said: “Since you left, there are only two things left to do in my life, to find you and to wait for you!”

Cheng Tian You: “When I was very young, I heard a very beautiful saying. They said: A butterfly cannot fly over the vast sea. Now, I only understand, it is not that a butterfly cannot fly over the vast sea; actually after suffering many hardships a butterfly can fly over the vast sea, but finds out that the vast sea has never waited for its arrival. I am just like a butterfly who has suffered many hardships. Whereas Jiang Sheng, you are just like the vast sea who has never waited for a butterfly.”

-Taken from ShuShengBar

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【Novel】 Liang Sheng, Can We Not Be Laden With Grief

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This is a drama adapted from the novel also known as Liang Sheng, Must We Be Sorrowful and is set to air in late 2017 according to MyDramaList. I’m planning to start reading and translating the novel now to make it in time.

Jiang Sheng and her older half-brother Liang Sheng live a hard life. They will help each other. Against morals, they will fall in love.

Synopsis by MyDramaList

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Drama Round-up: What I’ve been watching recently

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Hi readers, it’s been a long time. I have disappeared without warning for the past few months but the irony is, I watched more dramas than I ever did during the times I was active on here. During my disappearance, I was on a drama binge, probably because I finally had time to throw myself into the world of dramas without worrying about blogging and all.  Continue reading

[English Translation] Chapter 42-48: Counter Attack – Falling in Love with a Rival 《逆袭》

Hello dear readers, the English translation team for the Chinese novel Counter attack: Falling in Love with a Rival《逆袭》 by Chai Jidan 柴鸡蛋 has now broken away from the facebook page and will be updating on wattpad (requires account) and SkimmedMilkDrama only.

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[Drama Thoughts] Back In Time 匆匆那年: First-Ever ‘Second Lead Syndrome’ + Interpretation of Main Loveline

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I chanced upon Fleet of Time, the movie version of Back In Time. After watching for 20 minutes, I condemned it and decided the drama version was much better. This brought me to rewatch Back In Time and the feels overwhelmed me. While this drama might not have made it onto the list of my favourite dramas in terms of plot because the storyline is pretty overused and naggy (especially towards the back), I must admit that this is a beautiful drama with many hidden gems. This drama has a lot of noteworthy quotes. I still have them saved on a note in my laptop even though it’s been a year since I watched it – I will share them next time round!

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More importantly, Back In Time was the first (and practically only) drama where I had a real problem of second-lead syndrome. Throughout the entire drama, I felt that the male lead was undeserving of the female lead. I have met my fair share of ‘perfect second leads’ but Qiao Ran from Back In Time was the only one that kept me firmly on his ship the entire drama without ever rooting for the male lead. The most amazing thing about this drama is that despite the fact that I *almost* despise the male lead, I can easily understand why the female lead chose him and would continuously disappoint my poor Qiao Ran.

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