Sunday, November 15, 2020

电影:重返狼群 (人与狼的传奇故事)

 


故事大纲

故事的主人公是一位生长在川西的野生画。这位善良的美女名字是李薇漪。在一次到草原采风的时候听见族里的牧民聊起一匹狼王被捕后,被猎人扒皮挂在竹竿上。母狼知道后疯狂报复,撕咬几只牧民养的羊后,选择吃下有毒的肉自杀身亡。母狼留下了六只狼崽,最后只有一只狼崽存活。李微漪意外唤醒了这只狼崽并且收养了这只狼王的遗孤。为其取名格林,把它带回成都喂养。但繁华的都市无法容纳一匹野性的草原狼,李微漪和男友亦风带着格林重返草原,一路追寻狼群的踪迹,历经寒酷雪,终于目送它成功地重返狼群。




我的感想

重返狼群这本小说写着一行字 - “人比狼高级,狼比人高贵。” 我看完这部纪录电影后,感到非常赞同这句话。狼是很纯真的动物, 它们是通人性的。格林的父母被人类残害了,狼崽中格林神奇般的被救活了。猎人们对野生动物的残忍,我感到很震惊。狼王为了喂养自己的狼崽被人们打死,母狼因为失去挚爱选择殉情自杀,这件事让我非常感动。李微漪把奇迹般存活的狼崽带回成都喂养,她说过自己不知道这是对或者错,但是她无法让狼崽就这样死去。我很欣赏和敬佩李微漪的爱心和勇气。 我希望世界上能有多一些像李微漪和亦风一样,如此尊重生命的善良人。

格林和亦风

起初格林就像狗崽一样,调皮又可爱。它和李微漪家里养的狐狸狗住在一起,格林因为每一顿都吃肉,因其狐狸狗开始嫉妒起年幼的格林,并且经常欺负它。这样的平静日子持续了一阵子,但是随着年龄的增长,格林也暴露了更多野性。邻居们也开始投诉听见狼嚎声,怀疑有人在家里饲养狼。李微漪想到一个解决方法,就是把格林寄放在男友亦风的家,并且谎称格林是一只狼狗。这个谎言很快被亦风识破了,他感到非常震惊,害怕狼会咬人。然而,李微漪最后成功说服亦风。他们一起照顾格林一段时间,直到有一天格林跑到社区惊动了很多人,也差一点被车撞到。李微漪的朋友建议她把狼送去动物园,但是李微漪她不想格林失去自由。最终她选择把格林送回它的出生地 - 若尔盖草原。

格林和李微漪

李微漪从来不阻止格林释放自己的天性,她任由格林在自己的家随意撕咬破坏家私。格林也很聪明,不但学会开电视,还学会捕鱼和游泳。格林看见同伴去世会哀嚎做噩梦。李微漪与格林情同母子,一起生活这么久是有感情的。格林不是忘恩负义的白眼狼。它会为了受伤的妈妈牵一匹马,也会担心妈妈生病了来看望。李微漪也会教格林捕猎野兔,帮格林寻找并且融入狼伙伴的生活。李微漪教格林如何学狼嚎叫,看见格林一天一天卓越成长。格林最后选择留在李微漪身边,但是她为了格林好依旧选择了放手。

在严重缺乏食物的寒冷冬天里,狼为了生活会藏起自己的猎物。李微漪的粮食也越来越少了,因此她在饥饿的情况下把格林藏起来的野兔吃了。李微漪用两片干粮交换,格林知道后不但没有警惕,把猎食藏在别的地方,反而继续藏在同一个地方。格林的种种表现,和真情流露,无时无刻都在把狼爸爸和狼妈妈当成亲人了。

李微漪和亦风在草原上和格林经历了大风大浪,任然不愿意放弃把格林放归大自然的决心。格林在草原上的锻炼包括与死对头藏犬们斗志斗勇。最终格林受伤后学会保护自己,并且和藏犬化敌为友一起奋战。格林学得很快,李微漪如母亲一般耐心教导狼儿子。最后一堂课就是教格林害怕人类,看见人就跑。格林在城市长大习惯与人亲近,所以李微漪最后一课就是教会小狼如何避免一些猎人设的陷阱。终于等到狼群聚集在一起了,李微漪和亦风依依不舍地告别格林。这是第一个记载人类成功把人类饲养的野生动物放归回草原的先例吧。

格林小狼崽

我希望未来人类可以更加文明,不要再购买动物皮做的服饰了!我也希望能借此电影使国家能提高人民的意识,不要让猎人再伤害这些国内二级保护动物了。电影的尾声亦风问李微漪,“如果这么不舍得就把格林带回来吧!有怎么比保住性命更重要呢?” 李微漪简单地回答两个字,“自由。” 我真的是感动到落泪。李微漪的付出和坚持使格林成功过上自由的生活。她的不离不弃和爱心让我十分佩服。以前听童话故事说大灰狼很奸诈狡猾,是彻彻底底的反派。其实大家应该开始改变观念,要知道狼也是很单纯的动物。它们会记住你对他的好,也会默默回馈你的恩情的。

可爱的格林

人是会害人的,但是动物会杀害其他小动物是单纯为了生存。这部纪录电影的制作非常幸苦,我也有幸看见格林的成长过程。谢谢李微漪和亦风的大爱,把这部格林童话真实地呈现在我们眼前。如果你还没看过这部电影,就立刻去观看吧!我们应该好好反省一下自己的行为,不要再破坏大自然生物了。大家请遵守草原的生存法则,人和狼是能够和睦相处的。最后我想对格林说,“格林你已经走入每一个人心里了,我们永远不会忘记你的。你的勇敢精神永远与我们同在,我永远爱你!”





Saturday, November 07, 2020

博君一肖和肖战227事件的感想

陈情令是著名耽美网络小说魔道祖师改编而成的电视剧。开播以来一度爆红,连带剧中的主要演员肖战和王一博也一起火了起来。正所谓人红是非多,肖战也被自称为粉丝的黑子抹黑了。227事件发生的经过也只是部分粉丝的幼稚行为,导致大家过分反应,影响其他人和一些专属网站。因此肖战这次被无辜牵连在事件中,深受网络霸凌。这件负面新闻甚至影响肖战的名声,也带来了经济损失。最终大家纷纷把愤怒的毛头都指向肖战,把他当成过街老鼠,人人喊打。这是叫做戏如人生吗?肖战活生生的变成现实中的“魏无羡”了。

有些人喜欢踩在别人的身上寻求满足感。难到践踏别人,就能找到真正的快乐吗?这次227事件也许能让大家好好反省,把自己的快乐建立在别人的痛苦中是多么可耻的一种行为!每个人都有权利选择喜欢或者不喜欢一个人或事物,如果真的不喜欢也无需诋毁他人!

我看过一些娱乐文章指责肖战应该在第一时间站出来发声,并且制止黑粉的行为。有一些文章甚至拿肖战和王一博相比,但是我认为这有什么意义呢?他们虽说都是顶级流量的艺人,但是却是完全不同的人。大家要求明星活成自己想象中的样子也太不切实际了。明星是有自己的专属公司在背后提供资源和行销的,作为演员也多数必须听从公司的安排。肖战无法及时发言,表示自己的立场就被指责包庇粉丝?这些黑粉的行为要让肖战一个人背也太顺理成章了吧?难不成肖战犯法了,或是被定什么伤天害理的罪行吗?网民要求肖战背负起所有社会责任,难到不是道德绑架吗?对与错,是与非往往没那么容易说的清楚。毕竟大家都有自己的道德伦理观念。

后来肖战工作室也发表了声明表明立场也为粉丝的鲁莽行为道歉。即使如此,还有人蓄意挑起事端批评肖战的这个道歉没有诚意。肖战在面对社会的负面新闻是要承受多大的压力呢?我相信除了他自己以外没人更清楚了。然而,他并没有被社会的舆论打倒,也没有对社会的负面风气妥协。一切无端端牵扯他的事件随时间人们也慢慢淡忘了。肖战重新回到了工作岗位,也逐渐出现在大众的视野中。其实肖战只要做好自己就行了,无需多说些什么,毕竟一切都已经过去了。


肖战29岁生日在微博发表给自己的信

肖战曾经在微博发表文章声明呼吁粉丝(小飞侠)好好的过自己的生活,劝说粉丝别沉沦于追星的风气。这就是明星通过自己的音响力发出的正面能量。若是理智的粉丝只要关注他的作品就行了,别把追逐明星当成世界中心。肖战在29岁生日的时候发布微博,并且写了一篇文章讲述自己的成长于盼望。从文章里能感受到肖战的成熟稳重以及他对身边人的珍惜。无需长篇大论的人生哲学,就那么简简单单的几行字诉说着自己的成长。



我觉得‘博君一笑’(博君一肖)一开始就是在陈情令热播的宣传期内,公司为了吸引观众的目光和焦点,而费劲心思计划营业的。其实在之前就有电视剧的主要演员在戏剧的宣传期里组成CP。然而,男男CP是比较少见的,所以大家看见肖战和王一博这两位大帅哥组成CP也会特别感到新鲜有趣吧?我本身很喜欢看肖战和王一博在陈情令里的幕后花絮。他们的专访,参与的综艺节目和粉丝见面会也具有娱乐性。戏里戏外的肖战和王一博被宣传成一对好朋友,好兄弟。因此他们的一举一动,和彼此的每一个互动都被放大了。或许在拍戏期间两人一起工作建立了友谊,这也刚好成为宣传的好机会。毕竟要制造话题,炒热这部电视剧。基本上这些都是商业模式里的行销。无论王一博和肖战本人如何看待彼此,私下是否真有来往,无可否认的是这两位年轻偶像是真正存在竞争关系的。他们绝对是演艺圈里有利益冲突的同事。

这两位多才多艺的演员也和其他演员一样戏剧杀青了就逐渐回到了自己的生活岗位。他们又开始新一轮的工作,同时用心的经营起自己的事业。毕竟王一博和肖战是独立的个体,他们也只是成功的演绎剧中的蓝忘机和魏无羡罢了。撇开肖战和王一博明星的光环,其实他们也和普通人一样。不同的只是他们的工作就是娱乐大众。身为演员也不希望自己跳不出之前的角色,被无形中捆绑在自己之前的成就里。为了摆脱之前的影子,肖战和王一博断了社交媒体上的互动也是可以理解的。

我认为别对这两位年轻有为的演员有任何不合情理的要求和幻想了。现实是残酷的,虚幻世界毕竟只属于一个想象空间。故事里或电视剧里的人物是只存在那个世界里。忘羡情虽然很美好,但是他们只活在小说里。如果大家真的喜欢看陈情令就翻开电视剧或者小说来重温吧。

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Drama Recap: The Untamed Episode 1



The story drew back to sixteen years ago at burial mounds, Wei Wu Xian destroyed the Yin Hu Fu Citie (a evil Magnetic pendant) and the power hungry fairy families tried to snatch the magnetic pendant in order to be more powerful. A sense of despaired and hopelessness overwhelmed Wei Yin and he jumped off the burial mounds. Lan Zhan reached out his hand to Wei Ying, but his brother Jiang Cheng drew a sword at Wei Ying. In order to protect Lan Zhan, Wei Ying let loose of his blood stained hand and fell off the cliff. 


The screen drew to the present day which was sixteen years later. Wei Ying was summoned back to earth by Mo Xuan Yu through a sacrificial ritual. It seems like there is a great plan or motive behind this as we can see the storyteller telling the story of Yi Lin Lao Zu ( the grand master of the  demonic cultivation) and somebody seem to be listening to the story and tipped the storyeller before he left the inn. On the other hand, Wei Wu Xian woke up as Mo Xuan Yu as through he had a dream and slept for sixteen years. The spirit of Mo Xuan Yu cursed Wei Wu Xian with scratches on his body and the only way he could redeemed himself is to kill those people that had harmed him. In fact, he wanted revenge through Wei Wu Xian. Thereafter, Mo Xuan Yu disappeared in front of Wei Wu Xian.


Mo Xuan Yu was part of the Fairy family but was ill treated. He was bullied by his relatives and was often teased as a duan xiu (homosexual) by people. The servants in the household even had the guts to starved Mo Xuan Yu and physically abused him. In return, Wei Wu Xian taught those rascals a lesson using his magical skills. 

The disciples of Gu Su Lan Sect (Cloud recesses) came to the Mo house after a decapitated hand was found in front of the house. They were the well respected fairy family that helps to get rid of evil spirit.  Wei Wu Xian immediately recognized the school shirt of the Gu Su Lan Sect and wondered if Lan Wang Ji did came with them. To his relief, the disciples seem to be sent here and Lan Wang Ji was not with them. However, a series of weird things happened and the Mo household was ultimately killed by the evil spirit. 

The decapitated hand seem to harbor a lot of grievance and they cannot disperse its anger. It got to the point of uncontrollable situation and Lan Yuan (the leading disciple) and Lan Jing Yi decided to seek help from Lan Wang Ji. Although Wei Wu Xian tried to convince them that he could handle it, but the disciples still blew the signal in the air to inform Lan Wang Ji.

It is important to note that Wei Wu Xian took over Mo Xuan Yu and everybody thought that he was crazy. It was known that Mo Xuan Yu was an outcast in the family. He was thought to be crazy as he likes to surround himself with Wei Wu Xian inventions.  His cousin even stole his things and accused him of being crazy. The well mannered Gu Su Lan Shi took pity on him and helped Mo Xuan Yu to the delight of Wei Wu Xian. They even used the Fa Qi  (Dharma) that Wei Wu Xian invented after his 'death' to rid of evil. Wei Wu Xian was surprised that to this date his invention was still widely used although he was thought to be evil.

                                                  

Wei Wu Xian secretly helped the Gu Su disciples as he is the grand master of the demonic cultivation. However, he had to hide his identity to the people and pretended to be 'crazy'. When the evil force was not easy to be reckoned with, everyone panicked.    

                                                    

Lan Wang Ji got the signal from his sect disciples and took his Bi Chen sword with him. He flew down graciously to the rooftop with his wangji qing (his string instrument). Wei Wu Xian knew that Lan Wang Ji is dependable and left the Mo household. Wei Wu Xian sneaked a glance at Lan WangJi and lamented that he after so many years, the clothes they wear still look like Pi Ma Dai Xiao ( mourning clothes). He commended his dressing with a sparkle in his eyes and a mischievous smile. Wei Wu Xian then looked at the cursed marks on his arm and one of it had disappeared. He knew that one of his mission had accomplished and he left the house by 'stealing' a donkey from their neighbor. 







Sunday, September 01, 2019

DramaQueen Pick: The Untamed


Synopsis:

Wei Wu Xian (Xiao Zhan) and Lan Wang Ji (Wang Yi Bo) are two completely different people from two different worlds. Lan Wang Ji was born in the prominent Sect of the Gusu Lan. Due to his great achievements and reputation, he gained the title Hanguang-Jun, which means the light holder. He was seen as a hero, the role model of everyone in the cultivation world and is known to appear wherever chaos is. While Wei Wu Xian, the Yiling Patriarch, was a name that was feared by everyone. He has done many heroic things in his life, but also really cruel ones, such as killing thousands of people and even causing the death of those who saw him as family.

In the end, Wei Wu Xian was "killed", after he became too evil for the world to exist, by his best friend and only survivor of the Yunmeng Jiang Sect, Jiang Cheng, who was once like a brother to him. At least that is what the legend says. Sixteen years after his so-called “death”, Wei Wu Xian suddenly reappeared again at the Mo Village. Between the boundary of good and evil, was Wei Wu Xian really as evil as the legend says and was Lan Wang Ji really that righteous as people claim him to be? And how much of the legend is actually true?


My thoughts:
I was introduced to this Chinese period drama by a friend. The Untamed is a remake of a famous novel in China titled “Mo Dao Zhu Shi” or literally known as “Grandmaster Of Demonic Cultivation”. My friend told me that this drama series became the  hottest topic in town after it broadcasted in Mainland China. Out of curiosity, I checked up the drama and was immediately attracted to the two main characters Lan Wang Ji and Wei Wu Xian. The two main actors are currently the hottest idols in China. Their fine appearance naturally matched the story perfectly.  Both Xiao Zhan and Wang Yi Bo have their own charm and I look forward to their performance in this drama. I know there is some sensitive topic such as some sort of hint of “homosexuality” between the main characters. However, I am really curious of how they will remake this novel/ manga into a drama. I heard that the China broadcasting have some rules and regulations about what they can screen on television. Given the conservative nature of China, I wonder how the production team will challenge the taboo topic and at the same time satisfy the fans of this novel. 


Monday, June 17, 2019

My Commissioned Lover Episode 5 Recap


Drama Recap

Gus hired uncle Kin to work in his real estate company, but he was dismayed when he discovered uncle Kin reading a feng shui book while pretended to study. Gus reproached Uncle Kin for pretending to study the book about real estate and criticized his casual dressing in the company.


This was the last day of work for Uncle Kin as a demo singer. He was saddened by the thought of leaving and forsaking his dream. Uncle Kin happened to chance upon the music producer at the lift and he foresee that he will meet with with an unfortunate incident sometime soon. Suddenly, the lift stop its function as Uncle Kin recalled bumping into a child that may had playfully played with the buttons in the lift.


On the other hand, Kimchi held a meeting in the hospital due to the loss of profit. They had many properties that were still struck in the market and Kimchi was worried. Kimchi was disappointed when Ruby informed her that Jing Che only gave three bouquet of flowers to wish her a speedy recovery. Ka Yan gave Kimchi a name card from Jing Che and she was overjoyed that her prayer was answered. She reprimanded Ka Yan for not informing her and gave chase to Jing Che.


Kimchi dashed down the hospital only to find Jing Che car drove away. She took a stroll at the park clenching her wound. She was consoled by the name card that Jing Che gave her. Suddenly, a helicopter flew by and the strong wind blew the name card away. Kimchi anxiously looked for the name card and found it on the tree top. Desperate for the name card, Kimchi climbed up the tree and accidentally fall. Jing Che who came back for Kimchi was surprised to find her hanging upside down on the tree top in a half naked manner. He went to her rescue and brought her down safely.


Kimchi tried to persuade Jing Che to give her a chance to collaborate with each other. However, Jing Che saw through her tricks and declined to collaborate with Chin Chow if they were unable to solve their current problems. Kimchi asked for Jing Che phone number as she had lost the name card. Jing Che went over and key in his phone number in Kimchi contact list.


At night, Kimchi pretended to read a magazine while waiting for a call. Ruby saw through Kimchi thoughts and told her to admit that she has feelings for Gus. On the other hand, Gus was having dinner with his family and probe over Kimchi matters at the dinning table. 


Fun and Gus were watching television at the living room. Gus saw Fun applying ointment on her stomach and asked if the wound was painful. Fun saw through Gus was actually worried about Kimchi and was angry with himself for not being able to protect her.


Kimchi was thinking of how to message Gus and in the end she just send a message about work. Gus who was anxiously waiting for her text was disappointed. Ruby pointed out that Kimchi had hurt Gus feeling by denying their relationship after they shared the kiss. Kimchi was lost in her thoughts as she walk to the window. At the same time, Gus was looking out of the window too. 


Uncle Kin and the producer escaped unharmed despite the unfortunate incident. He related his encounter with Gus and mentioned that the music producer who is superficial praised Uncle Kin for averting this disaster and offered to hire him to a deceased singer house and invite the spirit back.


Gus saw the opportunity and invited himself to the deceased singer house. They hilariously wore the gloves and shower cap to prevent any damage to the property. While Uncle Kin took a call from the producer, Gus went to the bathroom and he accidentally broke the bathtub.  


They thought of a solution to this problem. Uncle Kin deceived the producer and pretended that the spirit of the deceased singer led them to the discovery of the music stroll which was written on the toilet paper. Uncle Kin and Gus planned and orchestrated the whole thing and they celebrated their victory. 


Ruby visited Kimchi in the hospital and informed her of this news. Kimchi immediately connected to what Gus was thinking and was overjoyed. She immediately changed her clothes and rushed down to the airport to negotiate business with Jing Che.


On the other hand, Gus used Uncle Kin to promote and sell the properties at Chin Chow. They were filming the advertisement when Ruby approached them. Gus was furious that Kimchi had acted on her own again. He phoned Kimchi and instructed her to raise the properties from 10 percent to 30 percent. In the end, Kimchi decided to trust Gus. 


Drama Review

I think it was quite sad that Uncle Kin has to give up his dream for bread and butter. He has the potential of a singer but he just don't have the chance to fulfill his dream. Sometimes, that is the reality of the world. It is more practical for Uncle Kin to earn a living and provide for his children. I can understand Uncle Kin disappointment as he wanted to be known as a singer, not a feng shui master.

In this episode, i am glad to see a glimpse of Kimchi thoughts for Gus. She actually trusted Gus and she does not want to start a relationship with him and later lost him when things does not work out between them. It was the fear of lost that prevented her from making the move to accept Gus love. I like the way she confided in her best friend Ruby. They were able to understand each other. 

I also love the mother and son relationship. Fun knows her son very well. I also like Gus character in this drama. He is very smart, resourceful and dependable. The most importantly, he is very protective over Kimchi. The scene where they miss each other and looked out of the window at the same time was very touching. 










Tuesday, June 11, 2019

My Commissioned Lover Episode 4 Recap


Drama Recap

Uncle Kin Wife had ran away from home, leaving three children to his care. However, Uncle Kin was only interested in singing, thus neglected the household. Auntie Fun came to visit her younger brother and was surprised that his children were only eating cup noodles everyday. Uncle Kin found a stack of books passed down from generations, it’s about fengshui. On the other hand, Kimchi held a meeting in her room and all the staffs were gathered there to the dismay of Ka Yan. 


Gus and Kimchi displayed affection for each other to the amazement of others. Gus peeled an orange for Kimchi and they fed each other happily like a couple. Kimchi suggested to work together with a multi-million organisation owned by the flirtatious and wealthy man Jing Che. 


Jing Che had a reputation of a playboy in the field and it was known that none of the lady he had been with bad mouthed him at all. In order to meet him, many people played all kinds of tricks to get his attention. Kimchi kept complimenting Jing Che and Gus was jealous. Out of spite, Gus and bickered and revealed that they kissed last night. After the meeting, Kimchi asked Chiu Yan alone to stayed back and ask about the San Po house. 


Gus thought that Chiu Yan secretly signed the acquisition deal with San Po and, pocketed the commission. However Chiu Yan had no idea of what happened and promised to help to find who was the spy that betrayed the company. Gus thought that they have to do something to cover up this matter.


Uncle Kin neglected his family and his children blamed him for chasing his dream at the expense of the family. Auntie Cat came to visit the children and suggested to take care of her nephews on behalf of her sister. At the office, Ruby often bullied Chiu Yan. She teased him for wearing pink and looked like Pink Panther. During the meeting, Ruby purposely ordered Chiu Yan to packet lunch for all the colleagues.


At a restaurant, Chiu Yan and his colleagues saw Ruby boyfriend boasted to his real estate colleagues about getting information from Ruby to persuade San Po to sell the property to him. Chiu Yan was tasked to find out more about this matter even if it was for his brother. Chiu Yan went to look for Ruby and was triggered to find out what happened. He met Ruby on the street and started to follow her at the back. The police officers stopped Chiu Yan as he seem to be a suspicious stalker. Ruby claimed that she did not know him. Unable to contain his frustration anymore, Chiu Yan confronted Ruby on why she kept picking on him all these years.


The story begins in year 2008, Ruby brought a back cushion after she saw Chiu Yan owning one in the office. However, Gus misunderstood it as a couple back cushion. In a bid to shut down rumors, Chiu Yan purposely dirtied Ruby back cushion and brought a different design for her. On the other occasion, Chiu Yan threw away some snacks that belonged to Ruby. The last straw was when Chiu Yan wrongly accused Ruby when a colleague found a used condom in the rubbish bin. Chiu Yan was astonished and the police officers suggested that he reflect on his misdeed. 


Back to the story of Uncle Kin and his three children. He went to his sister Yan house and was persuaded to fetch the children back and fulfill his duty as a father. At home, Uncle Kin saw his eldest son underwear and was worried about him reaching puberty soon. Therefore, Uncle Kin initiated to meet his son and explain about puberty. To his surprise, his son was very matured. 


Uncle Kin gave a nun chunks for his eldest son to the envy of the younger siblings.  The eldest son showed his siblings how to play with the nun chucks. Suddenly, he accidentally broke Auntie Cat fortune cat on the shelf. Uncle Kin came to fetched his children home and reassured Auntie Cat that he will be a responsible father to his children now.


Chiu Yan reflected his action and was remorseful. He brought a gift for Ruby secretly. Suddenly, he was shocked to see Ruby coming back to the office late at night and he tried to hide himself behind the table. He eavesdropped on Ruby conversation with his boyfriend and reported to Gus about her betrayal. 


At the staff meeting, Kimchi confronted Gus about hiding the truth about the acquisition of San Po property . Gus tried to explain himself but Kimchi wil have none of it. She blamed Gus for his inability to seal the deal with San Po.


While bickering, Gus blunt out that Ruby was the traitor that betrayed the company as she was suspected to have sold the information to her boyfriend. Therefore, the other real estate agency went ahead of them and sealed the deal. Kimchi did not believe Ruby will leak the information to her boyfriend.



While quarreling, Kimchi was agitated and her wound started to bleed. Gus immediately carried her and insisted to send her to the hospital. Despite the objection from Kimchi, Gus reassured her that he will find another way to this problem.


Instead of concentrating on recuperating, Kimchi tried to attract the attention of Jing Che, the wealthy man. She pretended to be hit by Jing Che car and was disappointed when the person that stepped out of the car was another man instead. Suddenly, Kimchi wound started to bleed profusely as she squeezed her wound. To her surprise, Jing Che offered his hand and sent her to the hospital immediately. 



Drama Review

Kimchi literally worship money and will scheme and con just to get what she wants. The female character was thought to be unlikable and sometimes irritating. However, i decided to give her some time and believe that somewhere in the middle, she will have a growth in her character. On the other hand, i am swoon over Gus gentlemanly and caring attitude towards Kimchi. He always has his eyes on Kimchi but it seem that Kimchi did not want any commitment at all. 

Chiu Yan and Ruby side story has an interesting element in it as they were loggerhead couple that later develop love for each other. I think Billy was pretty good in the drama and he has good chemistry with Krisby.  I hope that this pair will have their own story to tell while they provide all the good laugh in this drama. 

Last but not least, i enjoyed the family love between Uncle Kin and his sister Fun. They were supportive of each other and i can see that Fun really cared for her brother. Likewise, i like the way that Uncle Kin finally realized that he had missed all the opportunities and time with his children. He has been chasing after his passion in singing and neglected his children. Auntie Cat also love her nephews and even offered to take them in and look after them. It was pretty touching when Uncle Kin reconciled with his children and promised to take good care of them. 



Wednesday, June 05, 2019

My Commissioned Lover Episode 3 Recap


Drama Recap

Chin Chow Property Agency was in deep trouble due to the irresponsibility of their staff. Therefore, a group of people waited outside the building to seek justice for their property. Kimchi suggested everyone to leave the building through the back door. However, Gus insisted to walk through the front door to face the angry crowd. 


Gus tried to ease the fury of the crowds and apologize to them. However, the crowds were not easy to appease. They threw eggs and cakes towards Gus as they demand for a better explanation. One of them even threw a hand phone and Kimchi took the blow for Gus. She was injured and send to the hospital.


Gus and his family were worried about Kimchi and wondered if it was wrong to chase Kimchi away since she did suffered a blow for Gus. Auntie Cat doubted that it was that simple as Kimchi is a Pixiu that is attracted to wealth. There may be other reason why she took the blow for Gus. The nurse informed them that Kimchi only suffered minor injury and need some stitches on her forehead. Behind closed door, Gus and Kimchi discuss about the success of their strategies. It appears that Kimchi decided to save Gus is to gain sympathy from the raging crowds and to turn the focus point to themselves as the victim in this case. After knowing each other for so long, they can read each other intention. Unknown to them, Gus family were eavesdropping on their conversation. 


Gus held Kimchi hand and instructed her not to take the risk for the company again. Kimchi agreed and went back to work the following day. She wanted to purchase a can of coffee from the vending machine when a pilot reached out behind her and brought the coffee for her. Gus who has been standing behind witnessed what happened and was extremely jealous. He snatched the can of coffee from Kimchi and drown it down his throat. 


At the meeting, Gus complimented Kimchi for saving the Chin Chow from crisis and Kimchi in return praise Gus for his effort. They also reproached their senior staff for not managing his staffs well, thus all the troubles. 


After the meeting, Kimchi was unsatisfied and look for Gus to address the problems with Auntie Cat. She claimed that Auntie Cat had flew to an island to look for bird nest and business opportunities for her healthcare shop.  She also accused Auntie Cat for using the company resources for her own business. Gus knew of this matter and choose to brush it off as he maintained that it was not a big issue since they are a family. Kimchi also stated that Gus family wanted to kick her out of the company to which Gus assured her that he will not allow anybody to step across the boundaries.


Without getting the affirmation that she wanted, Kimchi followed Gus into the men's toilet and whispered something to his ears. Gus was excited to hear her suggestion but answered "no" to her request. He would not allow anyone to hurt or chase out his family member even if he was really tempted.


Gus chased after Kimchi and asked her if was serious about her suggestion to go for an oversea trip together. Kimchi replied that they are only going for a trip and nothing more than that. She let on that she was previously hurt by her ex boyfriend and does not trust anyone. Suddenly, Kimchi had an acute pain on her stomach and Gus immediately send her to the hospital. 



Gus met with his younger sister Ka Yan who is working in the hospital as a nurse. They wheeled Kimchi into the hospital and was examined by the doctor. Kimchi was diagnosed with appendicitis and required immediate surgery and care. The doctor causally stated that it was fortunate that her boyfriend (Gus) found out during the early stage to which Kimchi immediately denied that they are lovers. She claimed that they are business partner. While waiting for Kimchi to prepare for the surgery, Gus received a phone call from his subordinate, he informed Gus that San Po, the owner of one of the house had came back to Hong kong. They needed to close the deal as soon as possible to buy in the property. Gus instructed him not to disclose this matter to anyone and he will settle it personally.


Kimchi requested to see Gus to his delight as he dashed in to see her. Kimchi told Gus to go back and handle the matters in the company since he is not a doctor and is useless to stay by her side. Gus insisted to hold on to her phone and will return it after the surgery. While waiting to go to the operation table, Kimchi requested to go to the toilet. She took out the hidden phone and called Ruby. She found out that San Po came back to Hong Kong and she should not miss this opportunity.


On the other hand, Gus was enjoying his coffee and trying to decode the phone in order to sneak a look at Kimchi privacy. Unfortunately, he was unable to figure out the code to unlock the phone. Suddenly, Ka Yan rushed to looked for Gus and informed him that Kimchi had sneaked away from the hospital. Feeling puzzled, Gus dig into his pocket and realized that Kimchi had sneaked back her other hand phone when he got distracted.


Gus tried to contact Kimchi and persuaded her to come back for her surgery. However, Kimchi had already gotten into a cab and blamed Gus for not informing her about this matter. She hang up the phone and alighted at the building. She walked through the dark staircase as she recalled her painful childhood memories. She met San Po and tried to persuade her to sell her house. She talked about her childhood memories on how she was abandoned by her father and younger brother and grew up feeling that money is the most important thing.



Gus who had arrived at the house had been eavesdropping their conversation. He knew that the man that hurt Kimchi the most was none other than her own father. Suddenly, Kimchi collapsed from the pain of her open wound. Gus immediately reached out and carried her down the long stairway Kimchi in her semi unconscious state whispered that Gus can be dated.  


Worried about Kimchi, Gus carried her all the way to the hospital and insisted to stay by her side. Ka Yan tried to stop her brother from disturbing the patient who is resting but Gus managed to distract Ka Yan and went into the room. To his surprise, Kimchi eye make up were smudged. Ka Yan stated that this is a hospital, not a beauty salon. In her semi conscious state,  Kimchi asked if they had brought over San Po property. Gus suddenly realized that and instructed her sister not to mention that he was in the hospital and ran off to sign the deal with San Po.


Gus went back to look for San Po and persuaded her to sign the paper but San Po said that she will consider about it. She then divulge a secret about what she heard when Gus carried Kimchi down the stairs.  She overheard that Kimchi said Gus can be dated. When Gus heard about it, he was overjoyed and did a short dance in front of San Po to celebrate his victory. 


Gus thank San Po  for the information and ran to the hospital to visit Kimchi. When Kimchi woke up after the surgery, she was asked by Ka Yan what she wanted to have for breakfast tomorrow. Suddenly, Kimchi recalled what she said to Gus in her drowsy state. She felt relieved that Gus did not hear her confession.


Gus came by to visit Kimchi in the hospital and discovered that Kimchi was already fast asleep.  He came nearer to Kimchi and attempted to plant a kiss on her lips. Kimchi was surprised that Gus had actually overheard her confession at the staircase.


Gus initially hesitated to kiss Kimchi but he thought it was not a big deal since Kimchi had already accepted his love. He went near to Kimchi and she dodged the kiss by turning away to face the other side. 


Not about to give up, Gus went to her and whispered that he had sealed the deal with San Po. It turned out that Gus was just trying to test Kimchi reaction and he noticed that her eyebrow twitched a little when she heard of the good news. Gus pretended to leave the room and when Kimchi turned around, she was surprised to see Gus looking straight at her. 


Gus knew that Kimchi was deeply hurt due to the childhood trauma and said that nobody in this world can give her security. Therefore, he had given up to be her boyfriend. Kimchi felt conflicted and upset by the confession. However, Gus continued that he wanted to be her family instead. He promised not to abandon Kimchi and will stand by her always. 


Kimchi was deeply touched by Gus and they hugged each other tightly. Looking at each other in the eyes, they lean forward and shared a kiss. Gus laid his hand on Kimchi bottom and was called out by Kimchi for taking advantage of a family member. Gus apologize cheekily and they resumed their kiss again.


Drama Review

This episode focus on Gus as a sweet and kind man. He is courageous when faced with problem and did not back down from any challenges. I love the fact that his name is the same as his character. He has always being the peace maker of the family as he tried to strike a balance between being a good man to Kimchi and a good son to his mother.  I like the fact that he is protective over his family members and took it upon himself to look after everyone.

Kimchi was abandoned by her family after a dinner. Even though at a young age she knew the motive of her father. She knew that he father favor her younger brother more than her and will abandon her at the right time. Therefore, she tied herself to her brother. Even when she was almost knocked down by a car, it did not stop her father from leaving. I understand how lonely and betrayed she felt at the moment.

Gus confession at the hospital was so touching, sincere and romantic. How i wish there is such a perfect man in real life. I melted at his confession and sincerity. Gus cheeky smile and various expressions should be make into meme. Those cute expressions and funny personality make the drama more interesting. Kimchi and Gus had been through so much and build a company from scratch, hopefully their love will blossom. :)