Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Most Majestic You - Chapter 4 Part 2

The Most Majestic You
Chapter 4 Part 2

Qianxi checked the room number on the key and headed straight for the elevator.

She took off the suffocating formal dress.  It was well after midnight when she showered, hopefully washing off all of her bad luck.  Qianxi tossed and turned on the bed in the hotel room, but sleep refused to come.  She opened the friend group chat and sent an excerpt from a book.

“We would never openly wish to teach ourselves to never have a wish. But if we did, perhaps an unexpected blessing will feel like something falling from the sky or blown over by a nice wind. If the result is not satisfactory, then at least we can comfort ourselves knowing that we had no expectations to begin with.
------Qian Zhongshu  <Writings on the Edge of Life>” 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tea of Summer - Chapter 49: Spring Sunshine 5.2

Chapter 49
Spring Sunshine 5.2

When Xia Liang opened her eyes again, she was still lying on Song Qiyan’s back.  But they had already at the front of their vacation house.  He was opening the door.

Song Qiyan felt movement on his back and turned his head to look at her.  His voice was soft and magnetic, “Are you awake?”
Xia Liang rubbed her eyes and quietly yawned.  She spoke tiredly,  “Umm------? We’re already back?  Oh, where are Qian Qian and Wei Jian xuezhang……”
Song Qiyan opened the door and walked in. “I didn’t see them on our way back.  I left them a message and came back to the house directly.”
“Oh……”  Xia Liang was still drowsy, her head lazily hanging onto his shoulder.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Most Majestic You - Chapter 4 Part 1

The Most Majestic You
Chapter 4 Part 1

“No!”  She instinctively denied.

Xu Jimo then spread open the tissue to cover the lower half of her face and stared at her eyes.  “Really?”

Qianxi, with only a pair of eyes revealing, nodded forcefully.  “But why cover my face?”

Xu Jimo put the tissue next to her hand.  “Because eyes do not lie.”

Qianxi didn’t pick up the tissue, she simply lifted her arm and hastily wiped her face.  She turned her head around to calm herself down enough to recover her normal facial expression.  “Ok, it’s ok now.”

Her face had turned red from crying and her eyes were bloodshot, but she still had smile on her face.

It was probably bad timing for him to make this trip, yet it might also be the right time.

Xu Jimo crumbled the tissue with his fingers making rustling noise.

Finally, he said.  “Then let’s go.”

“En.”  She nodded.

But in the end they didn’t go because Qianxi’s cell rang.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Secret Room Book 2 - Chapter 3

Playing Fish Trapped in Secret Room
Book 2: You’re Beautiful
Chapter 3

Ai Qing stood at the water’s edge watching the lapping waves reach near her feet.  She debated whether to go into water and run against the waves.  But there were orange yellow flags flying along the beach warning against it------Do not go into water today.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Secret Room Book 2 - Chapter 2

Playing Fish Trapped in Secret Room
Book 2: You’re Beautiful
Chapter 2

While Ai Qing was still in the middle of Inin’s lesson, all the other good for nothings swarmed around her to play poker.
Ai Qing gave up on the lesson when she noticed that Inin’s attention was no longer focused on the whiteboard and instead on the game of poker. She put on her large straw hat and walked towards the beach.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Most Majestic You - Chapter 3 Part 2

The Most Majestic You
Chapter 3 Part 2

It was the same when she quit her job at the hospital.  The emergency room had received a patient with AIDS in need of surgery.  The head of the surgical department and chief surgeon for the operation asked for an assistant volunteer. She volunteered and they had successfully completed the surgery.

At the hospital, patients with an infectious disease was common.  She had encountered many such cases and handled each without incident.  But for some reason, this particular case was reported in the news. Her parents were furious when they learned about it. Their dissatisfaction from her chosen profession all these years finally reached a tipping point and they forced her to resign from the hospital.

She originally planned to perhaps study for a degree in basic medical sciences. Later, she could work on research which would be much safer and less stressful, maybe then her parents would approve.

But now, it looked like it was just wishful thinking. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tea of Summer - Chapter 48: Spring Sunshine 5.1

Chapter 48
Spring Sunshine 5.1

“It hurts!” she hissed.  They were walking along the shore line and had reached a shallow tidal pool littered with washed up broken shells.  They were both walking barefoot on the sandy beach and unfortunately, not all of the shells had been smoothed by the tides.  At first, Xia Liang closely followed Song Qiyan, but soon felt that the bottom of her feet has turned a bit numb and uncomfortable.

Song Qiyan frowned lightly and crouched down.  He supported her as he raised her foot.  He noticed a cut on her big toe with fresh blood trickling from it.  Enough salt had been left behind on the beach by the ocean tide, which naturally made the cut painful.
Song Qiyan turned half a circle as he was crouching down, with his back facing Xia Liang.
Xia Liang hesitated before climbing onto his back and gingerly wrapped her arms around his neck.

“Do you want to keep walking?”  Song Qiyan asked her.
Xia Liang looked at the endless beach, then looked back at the distance they had walked so far.  She shook her head.  Then she realized he couldn’t see.  She put her chin on his shoulder. “No, let’s go back.”
As she wished, Song Qiyan turned back.