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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Ancient God 上古: Book Review

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It may not seem like it, but I actually much prefer Chinese mythology novels as opposed to C-novels with ancient settings or modern settings. This is because most Chinese mythology novels have characters with lives that span thousands and thousands of years, resulting in the story taking place in a much grander scale. After all, harbouring a love that spans thousands of years is just that much more impactful that a love than spans tens of years. Having said, the C-novel community, however, hasn’t been able to churn out quality mythology novels, which is why I’ve picked up more modern novels and ancient novels as opposed to Chinese mythology novels. Thus, Ancient God by Xing Ling truly came as a surprise, because although it wasn’t penned by one of the famous mythology authors, Xing Ling still manages to create an intricate and lovely story that I can easily invest myself in. Of course, this story is not without its flaws, but I’ll take what I can get.

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 20

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In Chapter 20 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful, we begin counting down towards the graduation exams and Chen Nian and Bei Ye’s ticket out of this horrid town. However, with the police beginning to clamp down on Chen Nian, will the two be able to escape this town and find their true liberation? As Bei Ye witnesses Chen Nian getting cornered right in front of his very own eyes, what could he possibly do to protect Chen Nian? Once again, I apologise for the late update, and I’m thankful for all your sweet words and encouragement. (: I’m glad I managed to churn out a chapter before the week is done!

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The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful: Chapter 19

 

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Thank you everybody for your kind encouragement and understanding, it’s slightly late, but Chapter 19 of The Youthful You Who Was So Beautiful is finally here! In Chapter 19, we bask in the idyllic, slow moments of Chen Nian and Bei Ye’s bliss, although in some small parts, we do sense the ominous tones that underlie some parts of their outing. As the Police begin to close the gap and narrow their suspect pool, an increasing number of arrows seem to point towards Bei Ye as the rapist and murderer. Bei Ye’s just a ticking timebomb waiting to be embroiled in this entire matter, and one can only hope for the best for our two tired youths.

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