Thursday, 24 December 2015

Jiang Hu Lu Wan Wan chapter 1


**I made some minor adjustments in hopes that it will be easier to read.
This novel is kind of like a Wuxia novel so there would be a lot of new terms. I learnt them from watching Jin Yong's dramas hahaha. Anyway, enjoy :)
*A sect is like a fraction. There are good and bad sects. Usually women from evil sects are called demonesses.
Sheng Gu =Literal meaning: Holy/ sacred/ great woman
Jianghu = martial arts world, the equivalent of Korea's Murim 

This chapter has been proofread by Yuan-niisan

Chapter 1: Not of age yet I already look like this
Pang Wan stared at the mercury mirror, lost in thought.

The reflection belonged to a radiant and beautiful young girl with a clean and bright oval face, thin eyebrows, cunning pitch-black eyes and red cheeks as if she had put blusher on. She had a small mouth with dimples on both her cheeks.

"... Not of age yet I already look like this, in the future, just how many heroes would fight for me?"      
   

Fat is beautiful novel introduction and mini translation

As a Christmas present for you guys~~~ 

[Note: I changed my phone and somehow all the translations which I saved as notes in my phone are lost including Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang's epilogue and Chu Wang Fei chap 104's snippet which is why this holiday even though I promised more translations they never appeared.]


This novel is by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Index

An index page for easy reference! Thought that this blog needed one badly so I decided to create it hahaha.

Monday, 21 September 2015

A Picture Story


If you remember the short story, this is the actually what happened hahaha, presenting you the original pictures~ I will translate the words~


Girl: You can leave again, I will continue to search, search for ten years, twenty years! Until how long then will you be satisfied? Just how long will it take you to say one sentence [You have worked hard, I have waited very long for you] ? Or actually do you really not want to see me? Then you can say... [You are annoying! Quickly get lost!] Then I will obediently leave, I will never annoy you again.

Guy: Fool... I have waited for you for so long... You are very late, I am angry.

*I am not sure if there are other pictures for this story because I haven't seen anymore. But leaving it here probably means there is a good ending unlike the short story I wrote heheheh, this make me feel better. HE is the best :P I think (not sure) the artist of these pictures is Ibuki Satsuki, she has lovely art!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Chu Wang Fei Snippet Chapter 103



Just a few things to note to facilitate your reading: 
-Yun Qian Meng has 2 cousins (older brother and younger sister pair) from her mother's side whom she is quite close to, they are genuinely nice people. The cousin she is referring to is the girl who is a few years older than her. 
-Prior to this chapter, Chu Fei Yang had visited Yun Qian Meng's room in the middle of the night a few times without her consent.
-This scene takes place after a gathering at Chen Wang's place. Wu Qin Qin is someone who approached Yun Qian Meng with hidden agendas a few chapters prior to this.
-During the gathering, Chen Wang was alone with Yun Qian Meng is a fake hill/ mountain/cave kinda thing and tried to use force on her. Luckily Chu Fei Yang appeared in time.
-Later on during that gathering, Yun Qian Meng retailiated and trapped Wu Qin Qin.
- [1] The second character of one's name + the character "er" is used as a term of endearment. Used for women and children.
-The gathering happens some time after Yun Qian Meng was bestowed to Chu Fei Yang. (When he knelt down and asked the emperor to allow him to marry Yun Qian Meng in front of so many people kyaaaaa)
-[2] Wang Fu: Prince's mansion. For Chu Fei Yang, since he is the prime minister 相 Xiang, his mansion will be called Xiang Fu.

Chapter 103's Snippet:

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

A short story





Okay! A short story for you guys! The above picture was what inspired me to write it lol~ And since my Chinese is pretty bad, I think that there are certain grammatically wrong sentences XP.

The text says : I have waited for you for so long... ... You are very late, I am angry.

Anyway, I included and English translation so enjoy! Hopefully this keeps you satisfied for a few weeks while I translate the Chu Wang Fei snippet haha.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

江湖路弯弯 Jiang Hu Lu Wan Wan (Jiang Hu's road is curved) by 影照 Ying Zhao (HE)

Introducing a new book to everyone! The meaning of the title is that Jiang Hu's road is not easy... I can see that after reading the synopsis hahaha. The author of the book also wrote The crazy adventures of Wu gate which is one of the 50, most influential Chinese internet novels and it's really funny! One of my favourites, guaranteed to laugh if you understand her jokes (References to modern day actors and songs).




Sunday, 16 August 2015

Chu Wang Fei Snippet 2 chap 91-92


This chapter will be about food! The interactions between Chu Wang (Chu Fei Yang's grandfather), Chu Fei Yang and Yun Qian Meng are just so funny. She bullies Chu Fei Yang a bit in this part muahaha. Oh, and Jiao Da also gets to eat with them! Jiao Da is in charge of Chu Wang's (Wang meaning prince) household and is very capable and can fight well, you will see quite a bit of him after chap 70+ in the Chinese novel.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Manhua + Novel review: 孤芳不自赏 A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated (Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang) by 风弄 (Feng Nong) 4/5 Stars



This is one of the novels that will  have a special place in my heart. This novel is the first novel I read at the book bar - Shushengbar (SSB). I had read the Manhua first and upon discovering that there was a novel I decided to search it up, leading to my discovery of this awesome website. A must go for those who love Chinese novels or want to read translated versions of them.

Synopsis (from SSB)
Bai Ping Ting had never believed in the saying that “ladies without a talent is a virtue.” She is Xiao Jing An Wang’s maid, yet lives with more dignity than the usual ladies, what she relies on is not beauty, but instead is her head that is more wise and intelegent than that of a man’s. She does not need others to sympathize on her average appearance. What she wants is another soul of the same level as her, whom she can compete with. So, even if that man is the general of the the opponent country, even if all between them is deceits and schemes, she is still unable to not be tempted by this man. If between love and loyalty, there is only one choice, she can only hope, Chu Bei Jie’s love, is not as deep as she expects…

I rate it a 3.5/5 as I like the female lead, she is quite smart. Most novels portray female leads as super beautiful but dumb and always in need of saving which is not exactly my kind of female lead. It also shows how a lowly person like a maid in ancient times can become something :) But I felt like it kind of went downhill in the 2nd book so the rating is not so high.

Characters: (Brief introduction)


Bai Ping Ting- Female lead of the story, she is plain looking but very smart. she is Jing An Wang's maid at the start of the story. However, she wears better clothes than some rich ladies and does not do much house work. Due to a fire in the house, she gets cut off from Jing An Wang and sold off to another family. She serves the mistress of this family, the mistress is about to get married but has a lover. She gets Bai Ping Ting who is about the same build as her to sub in for her while she sneaks out of the house. During this time Chu Bei Jie gets attracted to the sound of the Gu Qin [1] she was playing.

Chu Bei Jie- Male lead of the story, he Dong Lin's King's younger brother. He made a name for himself on the battlefield, being smart and strong with extremely fast troops. He mistakes Ping Ting as her mistress ( As she was in the room playing the Gu Qin and did not see her face). Eventually he finds out who she is and forces her to stay by his side. Originally she does not like him as she was being forced to be with him but eventually she falls for him.

He Xia (Jing An Wang)- Kind of villain-ish character. I won't really consider him the bad guy. He has always liked Ping Ting but never forced her to marry him even though his father already gave his consent. He is also famous on the battlefield as he is also smart and strong. He marries the princess of Yun Chang in hopes to gain military support against Chu Bei Jie and He Su. His whole family gets wiped off by his cousin He Su (the king) as He Su felt threatened by his popularity. Chu Bei Jie is also one of the causes and so He Xia feels a deep sense of hatred against Chu Bei Jie.

There is also a manhua for it but it stopped at 2 volumes as the publisher went bankrupt. The art is really beautiful <3


The manhua (with English translations) can be easily found on manga websites and the Chinese novel or English translation can be found at SSB.

















Wednesday, 1 July 2015

跨过千年来爱你 Across A Millennium to Love You- Snippet 1 (Chap 4)


So, as you can see from the picture this part is going to be from their wedding! Not a great chapter but still more interesting than chapter 1.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

跨过千年来爱你 Across A Millennium to Love You By 秋夜雨寒 Chap 1


This book is pretty okay, I read it a while ago but I still remember the storyline pretty well. The first chapter is not that interesting and does not really hook people on but I'll translate it. Although this book is not as good as other time travelling books such as Crazy Adventures of Wu Gates and Chu Wang Fei, it is unique as the female lead time travels to the future and gets into a relationship (without truly loving the guy) before time travelling back again.

This chapter was proofread by Boris.

Chap 1

As usual, after work, Bai Min slowly walked back home.

As a normal 27 year old, she has been in many relationships. Her older brother's son can already call her, "Aunty" and her older sister's mixed blood daughter is as beautiful as a doll, however Bai Min has yet to marry.

Luckily, her parents are overseas looking after her sister, otherwise they would be nagging at her to get married quickly.

Bai Min walked into a small eatery and ordered her favourite dishes, quietly eating it with her rice. She got up and ordered the left over to be packed, opening up her umbrella, she strolled through the Autumn drizzle. About 50 metres ahead, there was a beggar, it has been half a year since he has been there and it seemed like he had no intentions of moving away.

Smiling at the beggar, she placed the food down. "For you." The beggar beamed at her before presenting her with a bracelet, its small irregular stones held together by an old red string.

Bai Min was stunned for a moment and stared at the beggar. Then she smiled and accepted the bracelet. "Thank you, it is very beautiful."

"It's very cheap," the beggar's face showed his happiness, " I bought it, I didn't pick it up, there was a small roadside stall that sold this here yesterday. It is for you."

Smiling again, Bai Min wore it on her wrist. It may not be worth much, people often set up makeshift stores selling extremely cheap items at this part of the road, but to the beggar who was poor it was probably worth all his money. His sincere heart moved her and she treasured it.

The Autumn rain continued to fall lightly, carrying a sense of loneliness.

Opening her eyes, a faint medicinal aroma sifted through the room and the autumn drizzle could still be heard. The wind seemed unreal, maybe because she slept for a long time but Bai Min felt that her whole body ached, her vision was blurry and her head was spinning. Was it that she caught a cold after being exposed to the autumn wind for a whole afternoon?

"Young miss, you woke up already?" a gentle voice happily called out.

Young Miss?!

Looking in the direction the voice came from, Bai Min's mind went blank.

At her bedside stood a 14-15 year old girl wearing a pale green dress, her hair was tied into two small buns... Exactly like the costume worn in historical dramas! Bai Min stared at the girl for a long while, at a loss for word. After a long while, she asked," Who are you?"

The young maiden looked shocked," Young Miss, don't scare this servant , I am Chun Liu, your close servant Chun Liu!" This servant? Chun Liu? Close servant?

Bai Min was extremely confused, just what on earth is going on?

Looking at Chun Liu, Bai Min forced a smile and said," Chun Liu right? I'm sorry but it still feels like I'm dreaming. If you really do know me, then it means that I can't remember a thing. Can you tell me who I am?"

Chun Liu nodded her head vigorously and forced a smile, " Young miss fell seriously ill and was unconscious for 3 whole days. It is really good that you have woken up. The royal doctor said that you would recover soon, let me pour you a cup of water."

Just then, a girl of similar age and attire as Chun Liu dashed in. However, she was prettier and had a nicer and clearer voice. "Chun Liu, has Young miss awaken?"

"Just woke up, Chun Tao, lower your volume and do not disturb Young miss."

"I'll inform Master and Madam." Chun Tao quickly left," Only you would treat her as a Young Mistress, serving her is really a great waste of my abilities!"

Bai Min glared at her, this Chun Tao is really too much!

She glanced at Chun Liu who was standing at a corner, holding a cup of water, her uneasiness was written all over her face. "Young miss, please don't mind, she didn't mean it. You were originally the Young Mistress of MuRong WangFu[2] "

"Never mind," Bai Min shook her head, " Tell me, where is this? Who am I? Why did I fall ill? Pour me a cup of water first, I am thirsty."

Chun Liu immediately helped her lean on the bed to drink the water. While drinking from the cup in Chun Liu's hands, Bai Min discovered that she was not wearing her usual pajamas but silk clothes with exquisite Orchid embroidery on it. Bai Min was stunned for a moment. "Chun Liu, pass me the mirror."

While passing the mirror, Chun Liu answered her questions, " This Murong WangFu, Young miss is the third Young Mistress of the family, before you there are 2 young masters and 2 young mistress. Since you were born during Autumn, Master named you Feng 枫 [Maple]. Master is the Prime Minister. The oldest young mistress has been married off to the crown prince and the 2nd young mistress to General Wu Meng and you are..."

Bai Min Stared at the reflection in the mirror, probably an ancient girl a thousand years ago, MuRong Feng. Although it did not look entirely like her original face, but under careful scrutiny she found subtle hints of her original appearance; it was just that this face was more beautiful. "Am I engaged to someone?" Seeing that Chun Liu stopped talking, Bai Min asked.

Chun Liu nodded her head sadly," Young miss is 16, and age where she should marry. Empress Dowager her personally ordered master to choose one of the two Mistresses to marry the 4th prince. Master and Madam said that 4th Mistress is too young so they chose you."

"Is the forth prince bad? Is it related to my illness?"

Chun Liu sighed," Young miss refused to marry, master punished you and made you kneel. Who knew that it would rain and after getting soaked you became unconscious for 3 whole days. Thank goodness the royal doctor managed to save you."

"Why is the 4th Prince so unbearable?"

After a long pause, Chun Liu answered," I also do not know. I just heard that 4th prince is very handsome and talented but he is also lustful and ruthless. I also heard that his relationship with the Crown prince is bad."

[1] Nu Bi is the way servants call themselves in Ancient times. Eg "I am Chun Liu" and "Nu Bi is Chun Liu"

[2] Official residence, mansion of an important person in court.