Chapter 19: Memories of Old

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Gigi Lai Chi—Lam Suk Chi (Lin Shu Zi) 林淑姿
Annie Man Chung Han—So Siu Han (Su Xiao Xian) 蘇小嫻
Gilbert Lam Wai Sun—Lam Yik Lun (Lin Yi Lun) 林億倫
Louis Koo Tin Lok—Gu Yat Fei (Gu Ri Fei) 古日飛
Andy Lau Tak Wah—Lam Siu Tin (Lin Xiao Tian) 林笑天
Idy Chan Yuk Lin—Chan Yin Yuk (Chen Yan Yu) 陳嬿玉
Frankie Lam Mun Lung—Lam Yik Wah (Lin Yi Long) 林億龍
Felix Wong Yat Wah—Wong Hap Ming 黃俠明 (gentleman at tea stand)

Guest appearances in this chapter:
Margie Tsang Wah Sin—Chu Sau Fa (Zhu Xiu Hua) 朱繡花 (mother of toddler)
Sean Lau Ching Wan—Lau Yuen (Liu Yun) 劉运 (father of toddler)

GOLDEN PHOENIX INN

Not paying close attention to her path, Chi Chi collided right into another person running up the stairs. Reeling from the impact, both parties fell backward, landing on the floor in a tangle of arms and legs. Shocked, both women looked up at each other, their eyes round with surprise.

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Chapter 18: Darkness and Jealousy

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Ekin Cheng Yee Kin—Yeung Lap Chun (Yang Li Jun) 楊立俊
Kristy Yeung Gong Yu—Lam Suk Yu (Lin Shu Yu) 林淑瑜
Roger Kwok Chun On—Kong Dai Hei (Jiang Da Xi) 江大嘻
Felix Wong Yat Wah—Wong Hap Ming 黃俠明 (gentleman at tea stand)
Gilbert Lam Wai Sun—Lam Yik Lun (Lin Yi Lun) 林億倫
Louis Koo Tin Lok—Gu Yat Fei (Gu Ri Fei) 古日飛
Annie Man Chung Han—So Siu Han (Su Xiao Xian) 蘇小嫻
Paul Chun Pui—Royal Physician Chun Ying (Qin Ying) 秦鷹
Gigi Lai Chi—Lam Suk Chi (Lin Shu Zi) 林淑姿

BAMBOO FOREST
OUTSIDE BAMBOO COTTAGE

A gentle breeze sent the wind chimes hanging on the front porch of the bamboo cottage swinging haphazardly, filling the air with a light musical tinkling. At a nearby bush, a rabbit hopped around, sticking its furry nose out of the thick shrubbery to sniff the air. The sharp chirping of birds echoed throughout the forest, the sweet melody blending in perfectly with the continuous gurgling sound of the nearby brook.

Not far away from the cottage, leaves could be heard rustling as a white robed young man raced across the treetops, his fan expertly cutting through the air in rapid and precise movements. With a powerful flick of the wrist, he flung his fan toward the grove of bamboo stalks. The fan made a shrill, swishing noise as it sliced through several bamboo stalks upon contact before deflecting off the sturdy, ancient willow tree and returned to its owner.

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(The Prequel) Chapter 28: Ten-Thousand Good Fortune Inn

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Hu Ge 胡歌 — Miu Jing Hung (Miao Jing Xiong) 苗靖雄
Cecilia Liu Shi Shi 刘诗诗 — Bak Yeuk Lam (Bai Ruo Lin) 白弱琳
Kenneth Tsang Kong 曾江 — Laughing Ghost Healer Ding Wan (Ding Wen) 笑鬼醫丁穩
Sun Fei Fei 孫菲菲 — Fa Heung Yan (Hua Xiang Yan) 花香燕
Huang Xiao Ming 黄晓明 — Lau Ming Leung (Liu Ming Liang) 劉明良
Yang Mi 杨幂 — Lau Ji San (Liu Zi Shan) 劉紫珊
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良 — Sit Chung Nam (Xie Zhong Nan) 薛钟南
Wallace Huo Jian Hua 霍建華 — Kuk Wai (Qu Wei) 曲偉

VALLEY OF LOST SOULS

“Help me, please!”

Startled, Miu Jing Hung and Bak Yeuk Lam turned toward the wailing voice.

In the hazy glow of twilight, they could see the blurry outline of a petite form floating toward them.  Then from above the small figure, a shadow, moving so quickly they nearly missed it, streaked forward and reached toward the slender form.  In an instant, both figures disappeared, as if they had never existed.

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Man from the Wild South (Part 17)

1T9553V7-16My original plan was to incorporate part of this chapter in last week’s post but alas, things are pretty hectic recently so I’ll just stick to the book’s pacing. As it is, the next and last post for “Man from Wild South” will likely take 2 weeks instead of 1, as it requires substantial editing.

We meet 2 other ladies today and though their appearances are short, Shang Guan Jin’s Fourth Shi Mei and Xiao Shi Mei are very likable characters. That said, I miss Feng Jin, who is out of the picture for once, and this gives Shang Guan Jin some space to digest what the man means to her and vice versa. Hopefully and unlikely, it will not be a divorce but we’ll see about that in the next and last chapter. Until then, have a smooth-sailing week ahead.

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Man from the Wild South (Part 16)

20150718203644_4veGx.thumb.700_0We are coming to the end of the story and will be done with 2 more posts. But before that, the problems at Yu Ling Sect need to be resolved. Da Shi Jie and Er Shi Ge has died – they might as well not have appeared. so short were their appearances – but there is still a missing girl and potential treasures to be found. What part does Feng Jin play in all this? Read on to find out….

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Man from the Wild South (Part 15)

dd89745c1565c7ab1007c93210a8bc86Hello!  Happy weekend again.   “I am just your plaything” is a cutting but accurate a reflection of the early interactions between Shang Guan Jing and Feng Jin, and the latter should really reflect on his deceit.   True to character, he can still remain haughty when he should be begging for forgiveness but I thought his man-child struggle rather amusing; especially when it does not help Shang Guan Jing to forgive him.  Ha!  There are 2-4 more post before the story ends so lets see how the last arch wraps up….

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Man from the Wild South (Part 14)

Finally! The moment of truth. It took a while to get here and my eyes just keep rolling each time Feng Jin opens his mouth. How did he get the cheek to be so high-handed when he has lied and deceived Shang Guan Jing for so long? This is typical 恶人先告状 (the villain calling the police to arrest the good guys) but just so him. The balance of power has subtly changed and I love to see what else develops next week. Happy weekend dear reader!

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Man from the Wild South (Part 12)

Ah, I get it, the pace of the book is uneven.  Things finally start moving and it becomes easier to translate the going-ons in the wild south.  I quite enjoy translating the wuxia scenes and it is a kick I didn’t quite expect when I started the story.  No everyday I can try dabbling in flying kicks and invincible thunder palms like Melanie.  How many ways can you handle a sword, let me count the ways….

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