The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 28.2

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In Chapter 28.2 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, we finally see what truly happened between Lai Qing and Bei Ye, and the emotional turmoil which Bei Ye underwent to finally decide to pick up the knife, and point it towards an old childhood friend of his. Oh dear, dear, Bei Ye.

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 28.1

In Chapter 28 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, the author begins to gradually unravel all the mysteries surrounding Wei Cai’s murder and the case of the raincoat man as we gradually move towards the conclusion of the novel. Given the extraordinary length of the chapter will be split into three different parts in order to facilitate easier reading (although, having said, this Chapter 28.1 already stands at more than twice the length of the usual chapter). This project has been rather difficult for me to translate, given the nuances in the story and heavy subject matter, but it’s been a good ride 🙂 Thanks for bearing with my snailing speed, the end is not too far off now.

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 27

 

In Chapter 27 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, Zheng Yi finally comes up with a case theory so astounding, and so startling that it shocks him to the core. Whilst Zheng Yi may come across as being overly persistent to the point of being mildly annoying, it is precisely this ardent drive to uncover the truth that may eventually prompt our youths to place their trust in the system again; after all, it is not every day that one meets a police officer so ready to challenge the most convincing case theory due to a few seemingly out-of-place clues.

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 26

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I love Chapter 26 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, because, for the first time in a long time, our two youths finally get to meet each other again, no matter how fleeting their ‘meeting’ is. This chapter also really struck a chord in me – how our two youths, having been bonded by their love and their trust in each other, to be so strong, so resilient, and so unyielding to everyone else outside their little circle.

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 25

In Chapter 25 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, we see Zheng Yi finally start to piece together the tiny, disparate clues which seems to point towards a mutual, protective relationship between Bei Ye and Chen Nian. Despite the incessant questioning which our poor youths will have to suffer again, it is a relief to see someone getting closer to discovering the inconsistencies in the story which Chen Nian and Bei Ye presented because some part of me still hopes, that there would be someone out there, who would discover the entire truth about the case of the raincoat man.

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 24

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In Chapter 24 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, we continue with the fallout of Bei Ye’s arrest. With the mounting evidence pointing irrefutably towards Bei Ye as the horrendous raincoat man, and everyone believing wholeheartedly in Bei Ye’s guilt, will Zheng Yi’s stubborn determination to get to the bottom of the case help to forge a new path for Bei Ye and Chen Nian?

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 23

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It’s three years overdue, but Chapter 23 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful has finally arrived! I’ll try my best to update on a regular basis (with a target date of once in two weeks), as I do understand the frustration of being unable to complete a novel due to language barriers. Chapter 23 is a slower chapter, especially when we consider the tense build-up in the previous chapters, but showcases how, even when separated from Bei Ye, Chen Nian still hangs on to Bei Ye’s every single word, and how she tries her best to fulfil what Bei Ye instructed her to do, no matter how much it destroys her from within.

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Finding Glowing Beauty in Books 书中自有颜如玉: Book Review

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Terribly sorry for the disappearing act, but I’ve been so swamped with work that I really haven’t had much time for much else save for reading and sleeping. I know I’m terribly late on translations for The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, but I promise that I’ll get back to it, and hopefully by the end of this week I’d be able to churn out a chapter. In the meantime, I thought I should start to pen down my thoughts regarding some of the more interesting books that I’ve read during this period of time. This is the first time I’m introducing Ban Li Zi‘s novels, but its a hilarious, light and easy read so you might see more of her novels coming along your way. Continue reading

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 22

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In Chapter 22 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, we finally deal with the fall out of discovery. With the police clamping down so tightly on the both of them, this day was bound to come sooner or later; but knowing that it was bound to occur, and seeing it play out, is two entirely different things. My heart aches for my two poor, silly youths. Once again, thank you everyone for being patient and understanding! 🙂

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 21

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In Chapter 21 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, Chen Nian and Bei Ye begin their period of separation as the police begin to clamp down on investigations in relation to Wei Cai’s death. The greater the distance between the two of them, the more unlikely the police will discover their connection and the clues linking Wei Cai’s death to them. But, as Chen Nian senses the police getting one step closer to discovering the ‘truth’, she begins to break down and wonder – how long more is she able to hide her ‘involvement’ in Wei Cai’s death?

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