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This Kind of Feeling is Love by Joanne Tseng

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Song Title: This Kind of Feeling is Love (這種感覺就是愛)
Music by: Chen Zhi Yuan (陳志遠)
Lyrics by: Qiong Yao (瓊瑤)
Key:
Bold = Chinese
Magenta = Pin Yin
Amber = English
Teal = Vietnamese
當散步時會想到你
dang san bu shi hui xiang dao ni
The moment when I took a stroll, I would think of you
Trong lúc mà em tản bộ, em sẽ nghĩ đến anh
當遊盪時會想到你
dang you dang shi hui xiang dao ni
The moment when I roamed about, I would think of you
Trong lúc mà em lang thang, em sẽ nghĩ tới anh
當你臉孔會出現在我的夢裡
dang ni liang kong hui chu xian zai wo de meng li
The moment when your face would appear in my dream
Trong lúc mà khuôn mặt của anh xuất hiện trong giấc mộng của em
當你的聲音會出現在我的耳祭
dang ni de sheng yin hui chu xian zai wo de er ji
The moment when your voice would be heard by my ears
Trong lúc mà thanh âm của anh lảng vảng bên tai của em
我才知道 你己經住在心底
wo cai zhi dao   ni ji jing zhu zai xin di
Only then that I know that you’ve resided at the bottom of my heart
Trong lúc đó em mới biết được rằng anh đang ở tận trong lòng em
當散步時又想到你
dang san bu shi you xiang dao ni
The moment when I took a stroll, I would once again think of you
Trong lúc mà em tản bộ, em lại nghĩ đến anh
當遊盪時又想到你
dang you dang shi you xiang dao ni
The moment when I roamed about, I would once again think of you
Trong lúc mà em lang thang, em lại nghĩ tới anh
當你的臉孔又出現在我的夢裡
dang ni de lian kong you chu xian zai wo de meng li
The moment when your face would once again appear in my dream
Trong lúc mà khuôn mặt của anh lại xuất hiện trong giấc mộng của em
當你的聲音又出現在我的耳祭
dang ni de sheng yin you chu xian zai wo de er ji
The moment when your voice would once again be heard by my ears
Trong lúc mà thanh âm của anh lại lảng vảng bên tai của em
我這才驚覺 我己經被你佔據
wo zhe cai jing jue   wo ji jing bei ni zhan ju
Only then that I suddenly realized that I’ve been occupied by you
Trong lúc đó em mới đột nhiên nhận ra rằng em đã bị anh chiếm cứ
當手機裡沒有你的呼喚
dang shou ji li mei you ni de hu huan
The moment when my cell phone doesn’t have any calls from you
Trong lúc mà điện thoại di động không có một cú gọi nào của anh
當電話裡沒有你的留言
dang dian hua li mei you ni de liu yan
The moment when my phone doesn’t contain any of your messages
Trong lúc mà điện thoại không có một tin nhắn nào của anh
當你的身影 不再陪伴我身邊
dang ni de shen ying   bu zai pei ban wo shen bian
The moment when your silhouette isn’t accompanying mine
Trong lúc mà hình bóng của anh không có bên cạnh em
我才知道 你己經是我最大的依戀
wo cai zhi dao   ni ji jing shi wo zui da de yi lian
Only then that I know that you’re my greatest reluctant to part with
Trong lúc đó em mới biết được rằng anh là sự quyến luyến lớn nhứt của em
當我習慣你的存在
dang wo xi guan ni de cun zai
The moment when I’m used to your presence
Trong lúc mà em đã quen với sự tồn tại của anh
當我害怕你的離開
dang wo hai pa ni de li kai
The moment when I’m afraid of your departure
Trong lúc mà em sợ rằng anh sẽ ra đi
當我們小別的時候 我痴痴等待
dang wo men xiao bie de shi hou   wo chi chi deng dai
The moment of our brief separation, I would foolishly wait
Trong lúc mà chúng ta tạm thời xa cách, em sẽ dại khờ chờ đợi
當我們吵架的時候 我默默發呆
dang wo men chao jia de shi hou   wo mo mo fa dai
The moment when we quarrel, I would silently stare in dazed
Trong lúc mà chúng ta gây gổ, em sẽ lặng lẽ nhìn một cách ngây ngô
我才知道 這種感覺就是愛
wo cai zhi dao   zhe zhong gan jue jiu shi ai
Only then that I know that this kind of feeling is love
Trong lúc đó em mới biết được rằng cảm giác này chính là tình yêu
*All translations were done by DTLCT.

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Rain Butterfly by Hu Xia

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Song Title: Rain Butterfly (雨蝶)

Music by: Phil Chang (張宇)

Lyrics by: Xu Chang De and Qiong Yao (許常德, 瓊瑤)

Key:
Bold = Chinese
Blue = Pin Yin
Dark Red-Violet = English
Sea Green = Vietnamese

愛到心破碎也別去怪誰
ai dao xin po sui ye bie qu guai shui
Love until the heart has been smashed into pieces yet still do not blame anyone
Yêu đến lúc nát cả tim can rồi mà vẫn còn không trách gì ai
只因為相遇太美
zhi yin wei xiang yu tai mei
Only because the meeting was so beautiful
Chỉ vì cuộc gặp gỡ quá đẹp
就算流乾淚 傷到底
jiu suan liu gan lei   shang dao di
Even if tears had drained, pain had reached its limit
Cho dù lệ cạn, nỗi đau đã đến tận cùng
心成灰也無所謂
xin cheng hui ye wu suo wei
The heart turned into ashes, it still didn’t matter
Trái tim biến thành tro tàn cũng không sao

我破繭成蝶願和你雙飛
wo po jian cheng die yuan he ni shuang fei
I’m breaking through the cocoon to turn into a butterfly, hoping to fly by your side
Tôi phá ra khỏi vỏ thành hồ điệp, nguyện cùng em song phi
最怕你會一去不回
zui pa ni hui yi qu bu hui
Fearing the most that you wouldn’t return after leaving
Sợ nhứt là khi em đi rồi sẽ không quay về
雖然愛過我 給過我
sui ran ai guo wo   gei guo wo
Even if loving me, giving me
Cho dù yêu tôi, trao ra cho tôi
想過我就是安慰
xiang guo wo jiu shi an wei
Thinking of me were just out of comfort
Nghĩ về tôi chỉ là những sự an ủi

我向你飛 雨溫柔的墜
wo xiang ni fei   yu wen rou de zhui
I flew toward you while rain fell gently
Tôi bay về hướng của em trong lúc mưa nhè nhẹ rơi
想你的擁抱把我包圍
xiang ni de yong bao ba wo bao wei
Missing your embrace, enveloping me
Nhớ nhung vòng tay em bao bọc lấy tôi
我向你飛 多遠都不累
wo xiang ni fei   duo yuan dou bu lei
I flew toward you, not feeling fatigue regardless of distance
Tôi bay về hướng của em dù có bao xa cũng không mệt mỏi
雖然旅途中有過痛和淚
sui ran lu tu zhong you guo tong he lei
Even if the journey contained pain and tears
Cho dù hành trình chứa đau thương lẫn nước mắt

我向你追 風溫柔的吹
wo xiang ni zhui   feng wen rou de chui
I chased after you while the wind blew gently
Tôi đuổi theo em trong lúc gió đang nhè nhẹ thổi qua
只要你無怨 我也無悔
zhi yao ni wu yuan   wo ye wu hui
Only wanting you to have no resentment and that I also have no regrets
Chỉ muốn em không có những oán hận và tôi cũng sẽ không hối hận
愛是那麼美 我心陶醉
ai shi na me mei   wo xin tao zui
Love is so beautiful that I am infatuated by it
Tình yêu sao mà đệp quá, khiến cho tôi mê mẩn
被愛的感覺
bei ai de gan jue
The feeling of being loved
Cảm giác được yêu

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Dreams Link: The Ending

I thought the ending was somewhat on the side of corny. I felt it did not need to tell us that Zi Ling still cared for Chu Lian so deeply since it complicated matter even more. Though her action and the test told it all that she chose Yun Fan in the end but I felt it was leaning back on the side of ‘fake-sy’ all over again. I actually like the idea of Yun Fan and Zi Ling being together but somehow I just hate the whole link with Chu Lian and all. It ruined their funny stories at times or their romantic scenes.
What I thought was the dumbest was them NOT seeing what was in front of them OR how they did not force Lu Ping to go through psychological help sooner. It was too obvious. BUT they had to drag it out (possibly selling more episodes/DVDs). Whatever. I was glad that Lu Ping was able to have a good life again. I especially like how Jian Bo was there for her throughout and finally got to see the person he loved start over with her life.
Chu Pei and Yu Shan were so funny and cute as always. I especially like their scenes–as I said many times before–than others. It was what drove me to finish the whole series in the first place.
What was typical and I’ve seen of Qiong Yao stories was the whole ‘forgive’ factor. I felt that it was unnecessary or too much of a joke. IF they did not hurt Lu Ping, why would they need to seek for forgiveness in the end? It was like saying it was all right to hurt them (just because they were family) and then try to do damage control later, expecting them to forgive like that, etc (just because they were family and should forgive you). Yes, it sounds judging and wanting them to be perfect, BUT I thought it was like an unsaid rule with not touching your sister’s boyfriend. (Same goes with brothers’ siblings situation.)
So here I declare, unless it has a strong storyline, I won’t even touch a Qiong Yao related one again. Even if it has my favorite actors/actresses in there.

Dreams Link: The Truth

Chu Lian finally was not able to withstand the lie that he lived with for so long and told Lu Ping the real version of events in episode 42. It was probably the only time that anything he said made sense. It was his version of things or at least how he felt was supposed to be like. Though I still do not feel it was a good reason OR excuse to be forgiven like I mentioned in the other post. I meant even if it was not how he thought ‘love’ was supposed to be, but that did not make sense to push all the blame on Lu Ping either. I have to give Chu Lian credit for admitting that his dating Lu Ping was because of his longing for some sense of fame and acknowledgment when others looked at them and made him feel proud to have such a girlfriend.
It sounds repetitive from the previous post of discussion, but I honestly believe that all of them were responsible for the misunderstanding, not just one person that should be carrying on the blame. It was hard to blame them since they could not truly see what was going on nor could they predict the future, BUT it was super obvious with certain things. We all have will power and self-control. Whether we meant for something to happen or not, it still happened, what was the point in forcing others to accept us or forgive us so fast when they were hurting too? Yes, Lu Ping was hurting the others and herself so much that it was irreversible but it did not mean she was the devil. I actually felt that because she seemed the most wicked that made her despicable YET I was able to recognize the whole pattern all over again with shifting the blame fully to her just because she was behaving so out of control. People who were able to be gentle and acted pitiful received more brownie points than ever. That was how life was.
Other than that, I was finally seeing some sign of Bao Jian Feng’s acting in that scene with Chu Lian revealing the awful, cruel truth to Lu Ping. It was like I was able to feel all the feelings hold up inside him and why he never really felt guilty for what he’d done. It was because he honestly believed his version of the truth and the reason he had to marry Lu Ping made him a bigger person–or so it seemed.
It was kind of obvious that the whole scheme with them portraying a wonderful family, getting along, etc did not work since it was lying all over again. Though they did it for the good BUT I thought it was lying too or forcing Lu Ping to the corner so of course she didn’t fall for it. She thought of it as a trap (and indeed it was) so how was she able to accept it? That was what I understand from Lu Ping’s point of view, but I must agree with Yun Fan that IF Lu Ping wanted to play that kind of game with the reporters and all, it was fair game for both.
To get back to the original topic, I had a feeling and it was very obvious that it had to be Chu Lian to undo the knots of the past. YET I did not realize that Qiong Yao would go that way with finally letting Chu Lian reveal the truth version of it all. Though it did not make me like any one of the characters more but Chu Lian seemed less fake to me afterward.
Somehow, I had a feeling the truth was always the worst one. Though they were living in hell before with Lu Ping’s constant schemes and never ending yelling, but when she was reverting to her old self, it was much more scary. It was not because she wanted to start over. But it was the end of everything. Once again, I must compliment Qin Lan for bringing out her character so well. It made all the differences with transitions from the carefree and innocent girl from the beginning, to someone full of hatred and hurt in the later parts, and at the point where she realized she had nothing to begin with–it had changed her into someone giving up finally. It was like she had let go, not because of wanting to start over, but to end it all for herself. The worst of all was not having too much love or hate in the heart, but having nothing at all. For the first time, I actually feel or could understand why anyone would want to end his or her life just like that. I still do not approve of it as a way to escape from all the emptiness inside, but I actually could sympathize for Lu Ping at that point. She was not hiding or dodging away, but it was because it was the only way she feel she could do to release everyone from their guilt. If they honestly felt that she was in the wrong and she was their ‘burden’, then she wanted to help them move on with their lives, so they could no longer feel like they need to do anything for her. Those things were not what she wanted anyway.
The hospital scene was quite touching with the recounts and the events that followed. However, I think Zi Ling’s words sort of ruined it. Lucky it did not trigger Lu Ping anymore since she was more than ever regretful of her actions because of what her parents had done for her. In all fairness, I think she only needed to apologize to her parents and not anyone else. Since they (her parents) were the ones who brought her up and cared for her regardless of who she was or how stubborn she’d been these past times.

Dreams Link: The Confrontation

Before I begin this, I must state that I was never a fan of Qiong Yao or her overly dramatic formulas and I was actually watching this because of Joanne Zeng. (Though her screen time was limited in here because it was added in for this new version, I watched on anyway.)
Aside from the overly dramatic moments and the typical romantic backdrop often seen in Qiong Yao dramas, I want to mention that Qin Lan was really good in here as Lu Ping. I never watched the old version (obviously from my first sentence) so can’t compare. But by the time it hit episode 26, I felt that Qin Lan nailed it all. It did not matter if she matched with Bao Jian Feng (who was portraying Chu Lian) or not, but her performance during the confrontation was worth a lot of points. She really brought out the emotions of her character. She was lied to. Whether she loved him the right way or not (according to his words at times when he tried to convince Zi Ling that his and Lu Ping’s relationship wasn’t love), she did not deserve that kind of treatment. IF he messed up his life, he DID NOT have to make her look bad by saying that she did not love him properly. IF he said those things earlier on AND confronted her or ended that relationship faster (i.e. when they were WAY younger and feelings weren’t as deep yet), she would never lost her leg OR even better, she would’ve found someone who loves her for who she is (like Jian Bo). Lu Ping and Chu Lian were so wrong for each other and it was obvious at various points YET I found it dumb to blame it on her that she did not pay enough attention to him. He knew her passion for dancing AND just because she neglected him (or failed to know his presence) during her practice sessions, she was the one to be blamed? Hello! Attention getting much? She was practicing. NOT like she was flirting with the guys when they were going on a date OR something. She just trusted him and thought that he would understand her, especially how she even asked him about it too (and he said that he would support her). I wouldn’t blame him IF he doesn’t choose her, but mislead her and then make it like her fault that their relationship doesn’t work? LAME!
At that point, I found out that the whole confrontation scene made Chu Lian even more despicable. He made it like he was not able to control the whole idea of people pinning him to Lu Ping since young BUT he forgot that he had a mouth to defend himself and clarify–regardless of how they misled him. IF he knew that he liked Zi Ling, then why go with Lu Ping until it was too late AND changed his mind? It was like he wanted to try it out and then if it did not work, he would go with ‘Plan B’ AND he made himself look all pitiful so others could sympathize with him. OF COURSE I was disappointed in Zi Ling also for giving in to his words and betraying her sister. Though an accident prevented them from being together BUT it did not earn her any more points (since she was feeling full of guilt and wanting to give up). (So there, I did not just pick on the guy BUT the girl also.) I find it extremely stupid also that Chu Lian still try to defend himself even after Lu Ping already read his MSN messages regarding how he planned to break up with Lu Ping after her performance. He made it like he was led astray by Zi Ling thus falling prey to temptation (aka pushing all the blame on Zi Ling OR something) but he had always love Lu Ping. Who was he lying to? Weak defense. Not to mention how it made him look extremely stupid in front of everyone. Oh yeah, it was dumb too that he did not hide his past affairs more carefully than that. That was lame! He used Zi Ling’s birthday as the password? He should’ve just put it on the USB and take it with him IF he wanted to reminiscence about the past. NOT that I encourage him to hide it BUT if he had chosen already, then he should not leave so many trails behind, knowing that Lu Ping could find out one day. Also, what kind of come back was that? He wished he died already seeing how he hurt others? IDIOT! He was taking the ‘easy way out’ and leaving the rest of them there to patch things up for Lu Ping in the future? IF he had the gut to cheat, then prepare to face the consequences.
I felt like Chu Pei was an idiot to even not check his DVD OR the camera properly aka he should’ve erased the clip ages ago (when I read the spoilers and then actually witnessed the scene). BUT I do not blame him any longer. He should not be blamed or be responsible for what his brother had done OR should he be responsible for cleaning up his brother’s mess. He was equally disappointed in his brother upon learning of the affair between Chu Lian and Zi Ling, BUT he also forgave him and tried to cover up because he thought it was to protect Lu Ping. BUT who knew that someone else (namely Chu Lian) wouldn’t move on and still kept a lot of other evidences around? Sure, they could pass it off as Chu Lian and Zi Ling posing for the camera aka helping Liu Yu Shan with filming BUT the MSN conversations became the solid evidence. AGAIN, not trying to encourage him to hide, but I hated that he was not able to fulfill his promise. He did not try to move on or put enough effort to love Lu Ping like she deserved. IF he did not propose to her and then marrying her, I would’ve forgive him more since he was obviously playing the ‘pity’ card and then backing out on it when he thought that it wasn’t what he planned it out to be.
At the beginning, I really disliked Zi Ling and Lu Ping’s mother for being fake and only cared for her reputation, etc BUT suddenly I realize it by the time Lu Ping’s confrontation that she was also a victim. YES, she cared for her reputation A LOT, but she should not be made as the scapegoat OR made out to be a ‘witch’ (or so it seemed), just because her husband chose to cheat and lie to her. I felt that in a way, Chu Lian was like him that they were too wishy-washy thus making others suffer AND then eventually wanting to back out and save themselves (YET they did not think how the other parties would hurt–whether physically or emotionally). It was like, “Oh my gosh, I can’t ruin my life like this, I gotta back out. Time to think up of a way to make the other party feel bad about how she did not love me properly and move out.” I seriously have that feeling. They should NOT get with them OR even marry them IF they did not love them. It made marriage a joke and commitment nonexistence. It was like they were getting on the ‘marriage’ thing too just for the sake of it AND not because of love. (It was almost like a trend AND not something that should be taken in a serious manner.) Marrying someone and giving that person gratitude and pity doesn’t mean it’s good for that person. (AND I hate the father for saying that Chu Lian was a bigger person because he’d married Lu Ping. HE WAS trying to make his own guilt go away.)
Oh yeah, the whole thing with everyone wanting to shut Lu Ping up and go back to their peaceful life was even more despicable. NOT everyone, but like her parents and even Chu Lian, etc. I felt that only Chu Pei and Yu Shan were the only ones truly wanting Lu Ping to be happy with how they honestly wanted to think of a way to cheer Lu Ping up–regardless of how ridiculous it was. It was to make Lu Ping happy and that they actually liked her for who she was–unlike others who thought OR seemed to push the blame on Lu Ping just because she was frustrated and/or beyond mad at what happened. I felt she was entitled to be mad. Even more than that. Why did the others had to shut her up? OR wanting to go back to their normal life just like that? They weren’t the ones hurting. Making themselves more pitiful did not mean they were right. Just because she was the loud one did not mean she was wrong. Just because they tried to make it like phenomenon or somewhat a miracle that Chu Lian was marrying her OR Chu Lian seemed to be a bigger person (as said before) DID NOT mean he was right! IF They think it was good for her, THEN do a better job of concealing everything. IF NOT, then don’t lie at all because everything would blow over anyway. Just because it was ‘good for her’ according to them, that means she should be glad and JUST MOVE ON like that? Were they treating her like a machine? Saying they cared for her YET they just didn’t want everything to be exposed to the public OR faced the consequences IF more people know.
Another thing was Chu Lian did not even know he was wrong BUT wanted to shift the blame on others. YES, I mentioned before how dumb it was that Chu Pei still have the clip and Yu Shan copied the part over to the DVD along with the dance segment by accident, BUT IF Chu Lian didn’t cheat and didn’t get caught, THERE would be no clip in the first place. Why was he making it like IF there was no disc, there would be no problems? The problem already existed the minute he cheated.
In the end, only Jian Bo comprehended the whole picture behind Lu Ping’s extreme, cruel exterior. Only he knew and understood her right from the start. He knew that she was hurting so much that she used the schemes to torture others YET she was hurting so much she did not know how to cover up the hole in her heart. She was falling through an endless pit that she was unable to save herself. She not only discovered betrayal but her own stupidity for being too innocent, too trusting, and for not being able to look at her surroundings more carefully. She blamed herself more than anything for letting things like that happened, for not knowing how to protect herself.
Things became even clearer with Yun Fan and Chu Lian’s conversation regarding Chu Lian’s thoughts. Chu Lian grew up with both sisters yet he did not realize what they really wanted OR did he understand Zi Ling. He thought that by convincing Yun Fan to bring Zi Ling back to France and seal her away it meant that he was protecting her. He did not understand that the only way she could be happy was to resolve everything. Though Yun Fan did not like the idea of coming back and facing the matter either (since he was fearing the worst) but he still respected her in accompanying her back and being there for her throughout. Chu Lian feared Lu Ping and continuously making himself the victim YET he did not know that he had chosen that path, why was he blaming her? It was pathetic to hear him confess of his fear of Lu Ping among other things. It goes right back to what I just said regarding how he did not understand either sister.
I just want to clarify that I DO NOT hate any part of the cast, BUT just hate the characters, so don’t misunderstand.

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