Denny Tang Feng, Rookies' Diary, Taiwanese Entertainment, Zhang Xin Yu, Zhao Jun Ya

Rookies' Diary: Episode 43

*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Nightfall. The festival started. Heart-warming, eh?

Anyway, that was sooo wrong with Hai Sheng pushing the other guys out so Yu Ting could have a place to sit. Yet still funny. LOL! Of course Wu Yong and Xiao Yan were fighting again! Cute! Such an uplifting atmosphere.

Yup, just a matter of time before he would escape. Too bad he got caught. Or could it be for the better? For the first time, I think Sheng Nan’s not pushing him. Sure, sometimes gotta push him so he wouldn’t give up, etc. Yet I think he needs time to cool down on his own and think it through more carefully. (Like she just said.)

How sloppy could they get? And they expect Luo Gang to not know? NICE! Tian Bin sprayed it all over Ding Hao! LOL! How in the world would they know, right? Oh well! LOL! Revenge? Was Ding Hao exaggerating? Possible but they didn’t know?

Ding Hao was joking? LOL! OKAY… They want Ding Hao to sing? Aww…yup, revenge time all right. Oh well…and I thought he was going to sing. Wow, everyone was indeed present. Man, Luo Gang is their pride after all. Everyone was there for his birthday. AND I mean the officers. Aww…Ding Hao knew it. He was trying to cover up for Luo Gang when An Bang was about to confess.

And then Luo Gang arrived. YAY! Yup, Sheng Nan’s words sank in. But of course he had to have time to think it over as well. One more thing resolved.

Nothing like a celebration to clear away everything, right? And yup, Shi Jun’s definitely wrapping things up with his narration. (Once again confirm my suspicion that the story was told from his POV.)

They were back again. Yup, break time’s over. Shi Jun and Wu Yong are preparing again. Cool. The other two just make me want to punch them out, thinking like that. AND right…were they seriously thinking that person would carry through? Who were they kidding? Relying on connections? Yup! Hai Sheng opened their eyes! LOL! Sounds familiar? YUP! So why don’t they just forget it. What? Why were they jinxing Hai Sheng? MEAN! They must be jealous! Wow, Shi Jun’s words… And suddenly they were all practicing, except for Hai Sheng who was standing there thinking to himself. Great…

Here they all were. What’s really going on here? What? Hai Sheng’s bailing out? Just like that? The others’ words got to him? Lai Hu and Da Tong’s reactions is irking me to pieces, especially Lai Hu. Since Hai Sheng and Luo Gang helped him so much. He should’ve thought it through more carefully than just the whole ‘following the crowd’ thing before diving in then. Honestly. Great that Sheng Nan said it’s too late. That just means that Hai Sheng can’t leave, right? And YES, thank you, Wu Yong. He said it all. They’ve been through so much, why give up just like that? At least it’s too late now, after all the damage has been done. Wow, Sheng Nan confide to them regarding her fear of heights? Well, was just using that as an example to help them overcome obstacles. So funny that Shi Jun was the one who cracked the joke about no wonder Shan Ren like Sheng Nan so much. AND Wu Yong wants to back out? Da Tong hit him? LOL! But it was because Da Tong wants to go after Sheng Nan himself? Well, was just worshiping her. BUT still…if he want to, he should get past Luo Gang and Shan Ren first.

Gathering for the last time before separating to go to their assigned base? Another powerful speech from Ding Hao. Of course a last encouraging speech from An Bang. That was interesting that Hai Sheng requested for a few words with Shan Ren, LOL! Shan Ren was trying to keep a straight face but we could see he was actually smiling, proud of himself. Or was it acknowledging their friendship? Possibly both. Clever exchange. Luo Gang still want to compete with Hai Sheng? I meant regarding how he has something to say as well. JUST KIDDING…for old time’s sake. Yup, Luo Gang has to have the last word before the whole series ends. OR NOT…Lai Hu just ruined the moment. I know he wants to thank An Bang too BUT I prefer leaving the last note on Luo Gang. Oh well… And then everyone else got into the thanking mode that seems a bit overkilled? Oh well… But An Bang’s words were always effective and efficient, nothing more, nothing less. Just right. At least Wu Yong’s words weren’t too cheesy? Well, he’s not the type to be all that so… To wrap it up, all the major characters have some sort of ‘thank you’ message in before it ends. NICE? Then Hai Sheng saved the day by starting the song and prompting others to join in. Then the officers joined in as well. Indeed, a memorable ending.
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Denny Tang Feng, Rookies' Diary, Taiwanese Entertainment, Zhang Xin Yu, Zhao Jun Ya

Rookies' Diary: Episode 42

*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

So the scheme with trying to get Hao Zhi and Su Qing back together continues. OMG! So exaggerated but they were definitely putting Hao Zhi on the edge. Oh well. He’ll get over it later. Wow! They had no idea that Hao Zhi was pretty good! It was turning into a mess yet they were all in the dark – literally – so can’t explain now. Lucky Tian Bin managed to hit the lights or they’ll be killed by Hao Zhi for real. Geez whiz. But mission accomplished still. They were all hiding in the closet to watch? Hao Zhi sharpened up after the 2nd person though. Gosh, so nosy. Guess they couldn’t help it since they did help with the whole matter.

A touching reunion indeed. But will this dissolve when he finds out the worst? I found it extremely funny though that An Bang managed to find them again after everything’s already taken care of. Great or what? Yes, in time for the reunion of their family of three. (And always like the song in the background for their moments.) So the misunderstandings are cleared. The better.

Two down, one to go, right? Well, there are more than one. But for now, this is one of the most important issues they have to face. Yup, Sheng Nan’s mother is super worried about her joining the special operations unit. Don’t blame her. What to do now? Only Ding Hao could reassure her? Or… YUP, Shan Ren’s going as well to protect Sheng Nan. Like she needs anyone protecting her, but it’s a way to reassure Sheng Nan’s mother indeed. It’s funny that she’s touched yet doesn’t want Sheng Nan to go either? Not surprise. I meant who would be touched enough to hand their daughter over to danger? Being touched about the action is one thing, being cautious about the future is another. Shen Ren called Sheng Nan’s mother ‘Mom’? LOL! Well, he slipped and Sheng Nan gave him the evil eye again, LOL!

Just a minute earlier or a few minutes later then the inevitable could be avoided. But I guess it would come out eventually so it doesn’t matter? or does it matter since it’s always better to be told directly right from the start than having to hope and be shattered later? Yup, and the confrontation came out. It seriously is too perfect with his ending, especially for Luo Gang. So of course he’s bitter and pissed off. Can’t blame him. Yup, everyone knows but him. That outta hurt. It’s not about saving face or anything, but the feeling of being left in the dark.

An Bang’s reminiscing about the past. How those frustrating moments would bring his blood pressure higher yet now it seems funny? Maybe because they already learned and grew so it seems worth it? (DUH, right?) So, what is his decision? Not really hard to guess, especially his strong sense of responsibility and all.

Yup. Ding Hao trying to convince An Bang? He seems determined, will it work? Yet I have to agree with Ding Hao. Why give up when he’d been through so much? And if he gives up, that meant all of Ding Hao’s past efforts in helping him had been in vain? Can’t blame him for thinking that way either. He can’t just drop everything and leave. Ding Hao is definitely their leader though, always manage to steer things around.

Luo Gang was thinking things over. Yup, An Bang’s definitely a good brother, no doubt about it. What to do now? It’s not like it would be easy to get over the fact that his future’s gone. But… so many things to consider.

I’m ready for a change in atmosphere all right. (For the record, I do feel pissed off and really terrible for Luo Gang’s situation but really need a break from it all – if only for a while.) Eh…even Xiao De Ji and Wu Tian Liang came? NICE… OMG! That was so cheating! Hai Sheng was saying the title of the drama that they were all in. (Well, at least the new drama that stars Zhao Jun Ya and Ye Jia Yu – with Fu Zi Chun appearing as a guest, LOL!) And Xiao De Ji’s at it again, trying to score points with Xiao Yan. So funny that Wu Yong hit his hand ’cause he was trying to make a move on Xiao Yan! LOL!

Hai Sheng and Yu Ting, lol. And why were the other two guys spying on them? How rude, LOL! And they dared to sing and tease them? Well, the other two were there as well. Yu Ting scolded them, LOL! Serves them right. Aww…Wu Yong and Xiao Yan were equally cute. And the song accompanying the following scenes sang by Ai Cheng was quite nice.

Aww…so cute. YET Wu Yong just had to blow it by saying the wrong words. He had no idea. Xiao De Ji jumped in, wanting to give Wu Yong advice while Wu Tian Liang exposed him? NICE…

After all that work, they get to eat now. Great. Very nice scene for the episode. Not to mention lightening up things a bit. Like taking a break. Nice ending for the episode also.
Previews. Oohh..special festival under the fire? Nice. They’re showing parts of the 2nd part as well. OY!
NGs. So funny – always. I knew they would mess up at the part where Hai Sheng was talking nonsense to Yu Ting again, LOL! It’s just too funny not to mess up.
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Rookies' Diary: Episode 41

*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Didn’t Luo Gang say that they shouldn’t alert his mother? I guess An Bang’s not much for taking orders from others. Even if that person is his brother. Oh well… so he heard her but pretended to be sleeping? Nice… I had a feeling about that though. (The typical cliches scene but it’s okay.)

So funny, Hai Sheng trying to convince Shan Ren? LOL! Yup, Hai Sheng definitely know where to hit, lol. Who else but Sheng Nan, right? And suddenly they were best buddies again, huh? Well, so much for best buddies. Shan Ren’s threat: If you dared trick me, you’re definitely dead! (LOL!)

Indeed Sheng Nan was there with Yu Ting and Xiao Yan so Hai Sheng’s safe for now, LOL! Oh, so they were teaching Yu Ting how to swim.

But if Hai Sheng wasn’t lying, why was he dragged into the punishment too? OY! Funny how they were pretending to be so focused on cleaning, LOL!

They were having a decent conversation for the first time? At least not jabbing at one another. Seems like it. (But watch out for Shan Ren! LOL!) She asked him regarding the other day? How romantic could it get? Imagine confessing at such a location. LOL!

Wu Yong edged right out of it so it ended up with a swim off instead? NICE! We’ll see what happens this time. What’s with their little dance? Well, it was all with the warm-ups, etc BUT it’s just so funny. Shan Ren cheering Wu Yong on? LOL! Aww…Hai Sheng and Yu Ting. He was still jumping around? Hai Sheng was supposed to be the judge? Great! It would be too unbelievable if Wu Yong could beat Xiao Yan though since his past records said otherwise. Shan Ren was getting on the edge, LOL! How could Shan Ren catch up now? Xiao Yan gave Sheng Nan a head start. Oh…Yu Ting fell. It made sense now since the previews just showed her falling in. Now that we know she’s not that pro with swimming, possible. Time for Hai Sheng to be the hero now!

And the truth unfolded as Shan Ren seek Sheng Nan out for a talk. The flashback conversation between Shan Ren and Luo Gang. OY! So that meant it was the answer we’re waiting for? NOT really since who knew it was that way, right? Yup, Hai Sheng overheard them and Shan Ren signaled to him.

I guess the promise only applies to not telling Luo Gang and not others? For the last time, it wasn’t Hai Sheng’s fault. And Wu Yong’s right. What’s the point of playing the blame game now? The damage has already been done. And the last speech from Shan Ren to them.

YUP, need to remind them that An Bang’s supposed to tell Luo Gang. IF anyone slips it before An Bang tell him, I’m so writing that person off. NO EXCUSE.

So here they are, visiting Luo Gang. Let’s not mess it up, everyone! Wu Yong’s not present and is the only one who could get away with it this time. That was funny that Hai Sheng almost slipped. Well, everyone expected Da Tong to slip, right? BUT lucky Hai Sheng steered it around. Tian Bin slipped? Not surprise. He sort of slipped like one other time too. They knocked him over the head? Well, gotta remind him of matters. Yay, they’re celebrating Luo Gang’s birthday! Well, something to look forward to.

Can’t avoid this so I’ll include it too since it’ll occupy part of the episode. Hao Zhi and Su Qing waiting for someone. YET they had no idea something would happen soon. Notice how You Shun was saying let him handle matters earlier in the episode. Hahahaha, Tian Bin was the one in disguised and cleaning the sidewalk. Yup, You Shun was directing the whole scheme from his walkie-talkie. Kidnapping? GREAT! If only they don’t get caught, like involving others hence getting into trouble – for real. Then that would jeopardize their chance in being in the special operations unit. The sloppiest kidnapping scheme I’ve ever seen. GOSH!

So while that was going on, Ding Hao was tipped off by Xiao De Ji that Chen Hao Nan was on his way to cause troubles again. An Bang was on his way to get Luo Gang out of there and to safety. We’ll see if it would work. But based on the previews, tough luck! They really want to make sure Luo Gang couldn’t even walk, right? To think that there’s a slim chance he might miraculously (and unbelievably) recover to join the special operations unit. GREAT…

So the kidnapping continued with You Shun taking over the whole talking. Geez, it would be more effective actually. The others were so sloppy. It’s a wonder they didn’t get caught yet. Oh well. Just when I was praising You Shun for being effective, he slipped. How could he claimed that he knew all of Hao Zhi’s history (dating back to 18 generations), but do not know their phone number? LOL! Seriously, Lai Hu, Da Tong, and Tian Bin were SO off. They should be in exiled for now. Kept making You Shun clean up their mistakes. But then again, why did he even recruit them in this whole scheme? It’s just too risky.

Close call but Luo Gang’s catching on. Not hard to detect suspicions. Yeah sure, like Luo Gang was going to stay put. Yup, Luo Gang saw Chen Hao Nan’s gang cruising around, looking for him. And what do you know? Didn’t An Bang told their mother not to come? I guess the “Don’t” always have the opposite effect. Honestly, I hate to say it, but if she can’t help in any way, don’t get in the way. I know she’s worried YET she can’t do anything anyway. Why make them worry even more? She thinks she can help because it’s all about money, right? NOPE. It’s not always that. Look at those guys. YUP, Luo Gang’s definitely going down the crippled route. Okay, mission completed. YET… but then it had helped Luo Gang see through his mother’s good side – or at least how it was different with his POV before. Okay, I’m just plain impatient. Well, at least that’s solved now. Moving on to the next item? Yup, impatient. Wonder how he would react to his condition then.

Hmm… getting WAY impatient. Come on. Move faster since I’m not really that into watching Hao Zhi and Su Qing. MEAN, but honestly, I rather see them being random together than seeing the whole Su Qing dramas. I like it that they’re helping each other and are bonding yet not really the best subject to focus on at this point. Hope it doesn’t drag anymore. Not that it’s dragging but then again, I’m impatient. Okay, so things are moving forward a bit. Geez…I was getting on the edge with it. The episode wrapped up with You Shun discovering that Su Qing’s password is actually ‘Wo Ai Zhi Zhi’ (5244). NICE?
Previews. So Luo Gang found out. And then Shan Ren jumping up to make his declaration! NICE… They have to save important stuffs for this episode. Wu Yong messed up! Aww…so close. Hai Sheng and Yu Ting! Aww…so Wu Yong and Xiao Yan actually got together? YAY! They better not tease us AGAIN.
BTS. So cold! Poor the girls. Brave indeed. They’re all so funny. Hai Sheng rescuing Yu Ting scene? LOL! I like the NGs more this time since there others parts aren’t as exciting to see how it was filmed, unlike some of the past scenes. I guess after all those powerful scenes with the routines and/or trials, these can’t match up. Ah Pang said it wrong. Li Ban Zhang since Wang Ban Zhang pulled the disappearing act again.
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Rookies' Diary: Episode 40

*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

Yup, it’s serious. It’s not rocket science. Yet there was always hope lingering around them.

I think the person who should be apologizing didn’t even say it yet. It’s honestly not Hai Sheng’s fault. Yes, it’s mean, but it’s the true – regardless of their good deeds and/or intent at that time. It’s just too frustrating and too hard not to feel strongly against the situation. Shan Ren had to ruin the moment with their bond YET it’s true. It’s going to affect them more than that. Ding Hao’s going to get creamed again. But I could feel the irony when someone was thinking they were a bunch of babies before. So which way is it, people? Either be hard on them so they could learn and grow or baby them. Can’t pick both.

Who could eat or drink, right? It was getting too hectic. Wow, what a birthday present for Luo Gang, knowing that he won’t be able to join the special operations unit anymore. They had no idea. The others were all heart yet it’s just so sad seeing the inevitable unfolding.

More dramatic scenes as Su Qing was confronting Hao Zhi. I’m getting irked again. Just because Su Qing had ruined Wu Yong and Xiao Yan’s chance. It wasn’t like Wu Yong would progress any faster yet it was like so funny to see them being teased by others. Sort of like acknowledgment. Yet it was cut short. Su Qing pulled the ultimatum on him? Honestly, I don’t like it that she was saying how he was ignoring her and/or not talking her since he’s a tad BUSY here. It wasn’t like he volunteered to come for a vacation. He was serving his duty. It was a misunderstanding and a childish attempt to get her jealous with the Xiao Yan situation, but otherwise… Ah Hou’s ‘Tian Bin Ren Sheng’ comment, LOL! Aww…Wu Yong lost his chance again after Su Qing, Hao Zhi, and You Shun left. OY! It’s getting too frustrating. Or I’m just plain impatient. To think that Wu Yong wouldn’t dare to confess. But I guess regarding important matters, he couldn’t help but hesitate.

So it was just the two of them again, brothers only. Luo Gang had no idea so he was still able to joke. Wonder how he would react when he realized he couldn’t enter that future anymore. From his past reactions, it seems obvious, but have to wait and see.

Familiar scene? Yup, some things never change. OMG! I didn’t expect to laugh but it was just so funny. Miss those old times. But this time, Hao Zhi’s there to help You Shun advertise. Interest sure decreased when You Shun announced the price, LOL! Oh, sounds better when he offered the special price, LOL! And Da Tong was trying it out or something? Looks too weird. Was he putting them on? Yup, he put them on. Poor Tian Bin and Ah Hou!

It was a once in a lifetime chance that Hai Sheng would share some tips so better shape up and listen, right? Oy, poor Ah Hou. Wu Yong already pulled him aside so can’t do anything – even if he tried. And was Tian Bin seriously believing in Hai Sheng’s technique? Like seriously? And Wu Tian Liang’s attempt to pray. OMG, it was getting out of control. Seriously. Were they using these scenes to undo the intense atmosphere created in the previous episode? Seriously. OMG! That was so messed up! Xiao De Ji traded Wu Tian Liang’s deity for the magic water? That was sooo messed up! Yet it wasn’t out of Xiao De Ji’s style, LOL!

And the important day arrived. Let’s see if all those protective methods and/or items would help them. (Yet when the powerful song was singing in the background, I kept thinking of the time they fixed the lyrics to help Hai Sheng confess to Yu Ting, LOL!) Oh, this would explain where they’re going to transfer to – according to the number they picked up from the box. So Ah Hou got into the air force. Wang Wei yelling at them again, LOL! Bo Wen was so happy. Great to see him striving toward his goal and feeling strong about something else other than his love life, lol. Shan Ren noticed Tian Bin’s ‘magic eye’, LOL! Tian Bin got into the special force. (OF course for those already seeking out info for part 2 and watch would know.) He had to ask? LOL! Wu Tian Liang couldn’t distinguish from left or right? LOL! Shan Ren rolling his eyes at Xiao De Ji’s comment, LOL! He has to endure them for several more days. Jia you, lol. 600? LOl! That’s 9, LOL! How could it be, right? There are like 10 numbers so… He rubbed the substance into his eyes. LOL! So much for luck.  So after You Shun was done with his tea time chat, it was his turn to come up and chose a number. But before that could happen, Wang Wei summoned Xiao De Ji to his side to give some advices. LOL! You Shun made it into the special force operations, what was he frowning about? Hao Zhi was still hogging the deity doll? LOL! Well, he made it. They were still making fun of Xiao De Ji? So wrong yet it was so funny. He brought it onto himself. I think the deity was super good all right, punishing Xiao De Ji for snatching Wu Tian Liang’s possession and exchanging it with the magic water. LOL! (And just with the meeting among the officials, we know An Bang’s fate. Though not something that An Bang could accept yet it wasn’t too unrealistic since the transfer was the higher ranks officers’ decision. Not everything in life could work the way he wants. Well, it wasn’t some extreme sentence yet he looked so reluctant to leave for the trainings at that point.)

Were they celebrating too soon? But I guess they deserve the break. It was finally over. And Ding Hao stepped in to announce some news to them. After the announcements, they were left to celebrate again. Hai Sheng urging the others to cheer Luo Gang on. YAY! What? They brought wine into the place? Well, at least Da Tong did. What? A little? Do they know how it all begin with just a little? Honestly…yes, hope they don’t get caught. Could they control themselves? Da Tong wanted to switch games? LOL! They’re playing truth or dare? NICE… Let’s see what would unleash. YUP, I’m right, ‘a  little’ turned into much more.

Yup, party’s over. They didn’t get caught with the wine. But still… So they managed to negotiate some more time. Let’s keep it down this time. No one believed Wu Yong’s answer, LOL! Well, everyone who witnessed the almost confession scene wouldn’t be fooled. Yun Lin Wang Zi? OKAY… YUP, Ding Hao caught them. Who would drink water like that? Darn, he gave them one last chance and they pointed to Da Tong right away, LOL! So much for buddies. But it was true. That was funny that Da Tong didn’t hesitate to point out those who had drank it earlier. Great, the blame game after Ding Hao left. So much for being buddies.

It was too torturing with Luo Gang holding so much hope. Yet An Bang couldn’t tell him. At least not at that time when he was still in the process of recovering. Sheng Nan’s words brought some more hope to Luo Gang with the promise of PK. Yes, she had no idea. An Bang couldn’t bear to listen anymore and made an excuse to leave. I don’t blame him. It was too torturing to listen, knowing he can’t do anything to change it. And An Bang, Heaven wasn’t toying with Luo Gang’s fate, the director and the script-writers were. (LOL!) But that scene was truly moving – with An Bang’s words, Sheng Nan’s words, and the flashbacks. Of course the song in the background as well.
Previews. Hey, Wu Yong and Xiao Yan’s face off? NICE… So Sheng Nan told Shan Ren the truth behind Luo Gang’s condition – AND Hai Sheng overheard them. OY! They were packing. Yup, it was getting to the point that they were going home anyway. What? Chen Hao Nan back to cause trouble? Great, something else to deal with. And then Hao Zhi and You Shun’s little show.
BTS. OMG! Ai Cheng really cranked it up. Darn, he let them apply the thing for real? Darn, sucks to be him! Jia you! Lucky Zhao Jun Ya did it super fast? Or at least it seemed to be one take? Ah Pang called out ‘Tang Feng’, LOL! GREAT! Thanks to him they had to do another take, LOL!
They played the song sang by Xiao Xiao Yu after the BTS. I haven’t paid attention to the MV much until now. Nice.
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Rookies' Diary: Episode 39

*WARNING*: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you DO NOT want to be spoiled, please DO NOT read. You have been warned.

So the episode continued with the same intensity that was going on with how the test was suddenly halt. For what it matters, I think Lai Hu should learn to control his words at times. YES, he feels hopeless with some stuffs, but shouldn’t have taken it out on Hai Sheng when Hai Sheng was just helping him and have been encouraging him on all along. He should just focus on his training and techniques, instead of just feeling sorry for himself all the time.

Though Lai Hu admitted his wrong, what good does it do? The damage was already done. It wasn’t up to them anymore. But Hai Sheng was always so righteous, always wanting to take the blame and protect others. It was interesting that Xiao De Ji even spoke up to scold Wu Tian Liang as Wu Tian Liang was still saying stuffs about their differences in groups, etc. It was funny that Luo Gang get to scold Hai Sheng’s secret admirer? I meant when he wasn’t even one of the officers. Since it made more sense that Shan Ren or Sheng Nan would scold them for talking too much, etc.

And they had to deal with the situation. I won’t comment much here. Since it was the toss between differences in opinions, as always, the obvious conflicts. The line between only wanting to see the result versus how hard they worked all along. The typical song. Though I do get the frustration with seeing how they were whispering and/or talking too much during the trials, it makes one think they’re not taking it seriously.

Yet of course An Bang delivered toward the group so hope that they won’t mess it up again. So the bomb tossing test continued with You Shun. And the results are as follow: You Shun – 34, Hao Zhi – 25, Ah Hou – around 30 or higher, Tian Bin – bordering on 40, Xiao De Ji – between 25 and 30.

And the day carried on with another set of trials to overcome. According to the previews, it was going to be Hai Sheng’s downfall. Man, sucks big time. After so many laps, there was an obvious sign that Lai Hu was trailing and the others took turns encouraging him on. Another obvious sign with how the outcome would be with how Hai Sheng and Luo Gang were trailing on purpose, doubling back to help Lai Hu, cheering him on. It was because they needed to cover their tracks since Fu Zi Chun won’t be in the second one, BUT it was so frustrating. He was one of the strongest ones there and it had to result in that. Sometimes his righteousness is his downfall. So not worth it. YES, I’m kind of mean here but sometimes I wish he would turn on his stingy attitude and fend for himself. But that wouldn’t be Hai Sheng and we wouldn’t love him as much, right? But because of what Hai Sheng and Luo Gang did, they were praised by the officer in charge of the whole test.

Nightfall and it was obvious that Hai Sheng was limping around. Wu Yong asked and his answer was hilarious yet it showed his bravery. He just shrugged it off as nothing, never whining and/or complaining because of pain or anything. And some things seriously never changed since You Shun was urging others to put in their bet as to who would win between Hai Sheng and Luo Gang. DARN! It was a gamble that they would eventually lose. How sad is that. So funny that Tian Bin was betting on Hai Sheng first and then he raised the amount betting for Luo Gang, LOL! Guess who Wu Xiang Lin bet on? LOL! Ooohh…Xiao De Ji’s joke went too far? But then again, he was actually quite apologetic toward the situation, unlike previous times when he just let things slip without caring to explain. An improvement indeed.

How could Lai Hu say that? I know he’s frustrated and fed up with all the side attacks or rather the hopeless feeling. Yet Hai Sheng, Luo Gang, and the others had done so much for him. If he gave up now, wouldn’t it be too much of their wasted efforts? So I totally support Sheng Nan for scolding him. Someone needs to wake him up out of his pitiful shell. And yes, he definitely needs to prove to his old man that he’s capable. Then there’s his grandma, shouldn’t let her down. Sheng Nan is right. Though it’s always so hard to do since the world’s always comparing between people YET we’re always competing against ourselves, not others.

We soon discovered that not only had Luo Gang overheard the conversation between Sheng Nan and Lai Hu, but Hai Sheng had as well. It was because he was getting something to drink and the announcement came overhead, asking for him that we see him limping down the steps. So brave, still not stating the real reason why he was limping around.

Guess it wasn’t for nothing after all since he managed to score some points with Yu Ting. They were so cute together! Darn, almost forgot how addicting it was to watch them. So funny how she was edging out of it! LOL! Yup, there could be lots of others named Yu Ting. So let’s circulate his memory, right? LOL! And Hai Sheng should definitely thank Bo Wen for this little sweet meeting.

So they proceeded with the test the next day. We’ll see how they all fend this time, considering how there had been improvements here and there when they were practicing the previous few times. Hai Sheng’s continued limping. Like it would go away after a night of rest but still. Seeing it is just painful. Hearing his yelp upon landing when he was finished with climbing the pole task was equally painful. And seeing how they helped Xiao De Ji surpass the wall task showed that they finally broke through the barriers of being in different groups, etc. Man, just when I was putting Hai Sheng’s name on a shrine already, it got even better. He kept insisting on waiting for Lai Hu at the wall task until Luo Gang told him to go since Luo Gang could handle it. I can’t bear it anymore! YES, I know it’s all fake and part of acting…YET it’s so frustrating seeing how Hai Sheng’s downfall is unfolding bit by bit. But this showed that their bond had broke through that of caring about winning or losing or making it or not. It was about helping one another break through all obstacles. And DARN, Luo Gang’s fall. I think he wouldn’t done so poorly if he haven’t helped Lai Hu along the way. NO, not playing the blame game since it’s true. They’ve been more relaxed on the days that they were just practicing but this day weighs much more than just another round of practice hence them focusing on doing their best YET they see past what was about making it or not to helping everyone make it. It just have to be Lai Hu for their case, that’s all. To make  a long story short, it’s on Lai Hu’s head that the two strongest men were brought down.

Watching these scenes is getting more and more nerve-wrecking. To think that I even worry for Xiao De Ji when he almost fell in when crossing that cemented bridge. He handled quite well. And how in the world is Hai Sheng going to cross the bridge now? Not in that condition. Well, he would try yet it seems too unbearable to watch, seeing him injuring himself even more. He did it! I didn’t realize I was holding my breath until he jumped at the last bit of the bridge. Lai Hu was finally doing his bit of helping Luo Gang along. Yet what was even more admirable was Hai Sheng turning back – once again, even in his state – to see if he could help them, thus delaying his own progress. Watching Luo Gang was even more painful since he slammed his leg pretty bad several times and the amount of sweat on his face showed even more pain. It seemed like the same scene as the race yesterday yet this time, Lai Hu had to help them both. (BUT it was because they had injured themselves helping him first.) And this is why I don’t believe in the results as much as the process. YES, it’s good to know there are achievements and success since it showed that they had practiced to build up to that point. But in this case, it doesn’t prove anything. Their abilities showed much more yet they were bogged down by their righteousness. It would eventually become their most admirable spot, but realistically in life, how many people would admire that? Yet I seriously want to cry for them, especially Hai Sheng and Luo Gang. But they chose it and if they had to pick again, they would’ve done the same thing. It doesn’t matter if it was Lai Hu or not. It has to be someone that needs help.
Previews. So tragic, to the point that I’m not even looking forward to the comedic part anymore. We’ll see.
BTS. Totally lighten up the atmosphere again. They’re PK-ing with the pole climbing task? LOL! The others were betting? NICE! The director won! So funny! Ai Cheng couldn’t beat a 40 years old man? LOL! Definitely losing face here. Still funny though. So Fu Zi Chun was playing as the stunt double for Lin Dao Yuan with the pole. No surprise since he’s awesome with that task. And then there’s the whole thing with being realistic. Though I know he tried his best, but it’s kind of unbelievable that Lin Dao Yuan could do it all the way without aid. The wall task, Zhao Jun Ya totally involved in it, LOL! Man, yup, so immersed into his role and with the whole ordering them around. Yup, they were hurt for real. I meant while filming with some minor injuries, NOT the whole nerve-wrecking scenes. Unavoidable. Makes me admire them even more for willing to do this. Ooohhh…looks serious with Qian Jun Zhong yet we all know he’s fine now since part 2’s carrying on, etc. PHEW. So funny! Fu Zi Chun yelling out that Lin Dao Yuan was too heavy? YUP, NG-ed. But to think it was so intense, LOL!
NGs. So funny! An Bang’s surname got changed? Song Pai Zhang? LOL!
They included the song ‘Meng Xiang’ with Zhao Jun Ya again. Never tired of listening to the song.
*All images were captured by DTLCT