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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Man From the Wild South (Part 10)

double-happiness-chinese-symbol-known-as-s-used-to-wish-to-married-couple-main-objects-34841772There are about 10 chapters to this story and we are now at chapter 6.  Although Feng Jin is a surprising character, it is actually Shang Guan Jing who shocked me the most in this story because she can bring herself to marry a man whom she doesn’t love.  She doesn’t dislike Feng Jin of course, but I think it is apparent that she only feels pity and friendship towards him. If I can ever get over my disbelief, I find this situation pretty good if you ask me. Feng Jin is not an easy man to live with and it helps if he likes her more than she does. Have a happy week ahead! Continue reading

Man from the Wild South (Part 5)

Tspiderweboday is a short post with no major relevations. I like it that Feng In is not as powerful as he seems and that when he bleeds, he is quite at anyone’s mercy. Weak though he may be, he is still quite level-headed and sets the stage to stake claim on his woman later. A bit of his true nature becomes apparent in his weakened state but Shang Guan Jing is too unsuspecting to see deeper. *sigh*

A picture of a spider talking to a fly comes to mind but I cannot find a nice picture on the web. Instead I attach a photo of a spider web which I took in Alishan (central Taiwan) some years back. The web is dangerous to insects, but oh-so-pretty in its natural environment, hope you like it. Continue reading

Man from the Wild South – Part 2

Happy-Weesak-Day_zps0cdeac36Embarrassment, embarrassment. I am competing today with the heroine Shang Guan Jing for the top placement in embarrassment. She is mortified by a rumbling stomach and poor manners while I have to bury my head beneath a pillow and say – Sorry! the guy’s name is “Feng Jin” and not “Su Jin”.  I can’t believe I made the same mistake after calling  ‘Su Ling’ as ‘Feng Ling’ (Mistaken Marriage Match – Legendary Military Advisor) but I just did.

Anyway, to move on, here is the next chapter on the first face-to-face interaction between Shang Guan Jing and Feng Jin. I am more into para for para translation at the beginning but will move to a more summarized style subsequently. And as today is Vesak in Singapore, here is wishing all Buddhists a blessed Vesak.

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Pursuit of Murderer in Liao Yue (Part 11)

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We are nearing the end of the story but we still  have more new characters in the “Pursuit of a Murderer”. Let me introduce Su Su and Mo Yuan, OTP of “A Mistaken Marriage Match: The Pirate’s Daughter” who are guest starring today.

Su Su is the precious daughter of General Su and Gu Yun, the only girl born into the Su family after generations of boys. She is smart, brave, loyal, and although Lou Chen is her cousin, she calls her Chen Jie (elder sister) because first cousins are as good as one’s siblings to the Chinese.

Mo Yuan is the complete opposite of Su Su. An ice block, a nerd, but very, very good to her. Just like the Jian family, the Mo family have ancient roots. They are famous for their divinations and ability to create illusions.  If Sian translates this story, then you can read more about their story, which is suspenseful for the first half and romantic in the second.

I’m having trouble summarizing this story and has hoped that this would be my last post on Pursuit of a Murderer.  I am unsuccessful however, but think I can finish the story in the next posting.  Until then, happy holidays!   –  Moonblossom

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(The Prequel) Chapter 27: Tears from the Past

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Wallace Chung Hon Leung 鍾漢良 —– Sit Chung Nam (Xie Zhong Nan) 薛钟南
Sun Fei Fei 孫菲菲 —– Fa Heung Yan (Hua Xiang Yan) 花香燕
Wallace Huo Jian Hua 霍建華 —– Kuk Wai (Qu Wei) 曲偉
Laughing Ghost Healer 笑鬼醫
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

OUTSKIRTS OF NORTH STAR TOWN
CAVE

After Ling’s departure, the cave fell into an awkward silence.  Chung Nam had abandoned the blanket Yan had wrapped around him earlier and had put on his robe.  He stood near Yan, his arms crossed across his chest as he glowered at Kuk Wai, who hovered quietly by the opposite end of the cave. 

Outside, the snowstorm intensified with white specks of snow dancing wildly in the night, like tiny silver fairies twirling in the wind.  With the freezing chill and howling wind outside, the interior of the cave should have been a welcomed refuge with its toasty campfire.  However, the temperature inside seemed to rival the iciness outside, as Kuk Wai and Sit Chung Nam sized each other up with suspicious, narrowed eyes.  Though they both appeared calm, every muscle in their body tensed, like two feral animals ready to spring toward each other.  The shadows of the flickering campfire bounced off the cave walls, the black amorphous shapes like a ghostly audience watching gleefully at what the two men will do next. 

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Chapter 17: Familiar Face

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay

Characters appearing in this chapter:
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
Louis Koo Tin Lok—Gu Yat Fei (Gu Ri Fei)  日飛
Kenix Kwok Ho Ying—Kwok Mong Yuet (Guo Meng Yue)  郭夢月
Kevin Cheng Ka Wing—Cheng Sai Chung (Zheng Shi Zhong) 鄭世忠

Guest appearances in this chapter:
Paul Chun Pui—Royal Physician Chun Ying (Qin Ying) 
Wong Suk Yee—Lai Hong (Li Hong)  黎紅
Kitty Lai Mei Han—Kwan Suet Lin (Guan Xue Lian)  雪蓮

HOI YEUNG CITY
OUTSIDE GOLDEN PHOENIX INN
IN THE STREETS

Across from the Golden Phoenix Inn, a crowd had gathered outside the entrance of a restaurant to admire the celebration of its grand opening. Two lion dancers expertly moved to the rhythm of the drums and cymbals as they maneuvered their way toward the ladder leading them up to the dangling batch of cabbage attached to a red scroll. In the background, the townspeople cheered the dancers on, clapping enthusiastically to the beat of the drums. Several long strands of lighted firecrackers leapt and popped furiously, adding to the cacophony of noise.

Enthralled, Siu Han stood at one end of the crowd, her wide eyes focused on the festivities, her hands clasped together with childish glee. Small pieces of red confetti from the firecrackers floated haphazardly in the air, a few bits landing on Siu Han’s hair and shoulders. Lun gently brushed the red bits of paper off her hair and shoulders and stared adoringly at her, admiring the twinkle in her eyes and the soft smile gracing her lips. Both are so engrossed that they did not notice the darkly handsome man standing at the entrance of the Golden Phoenix Inn glaring across the street at them, his face stony with rage and his hands tightly fisted.

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Legendary Book – Character List

With such a huge cast of characters, I thought everyone might like a character list with some pictures, like the Prequel.  I don’t have pictures for the entire cast, but I will keep adding photos as I come across them.  If you really want to see a particular character/actor’s picture, please let me know, and I will try my best to search for a suitable image.

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Chapter 16: Dreams and Reminiscence

Author’s note: Sit Tin Pang is Sit Chung Nam’s eldest son, just in case everyone has forgotten about the little boy in the Prologue from Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay – The Prequel.

Legendary Book of Sun-Moon Swordplay

Characters appearing in this chapter:
Annie Man Chung Han—So Siu Han  蘇小嫻
Gilbert Lam Wai Sun—Lam Yik Lun  林億
Adam Cheng Siu Chow—Emperor  皇上
Angie Cheung Wai Yee—Cheung Yim Na 
Louis Koo Tin Lok—Gu Yat Fei  日飛

Introducing:
Sit Tin Pang 薛天鵬
Ching Ching 清清

GOLDEN PHOENIX INN

Blissfully unaware of Lun’s discomfort, Siu Han, being an “active sleeper,” wiggled on top of her human pillow every few minutes, unknowingly keeping Lun in a constant state of arousal. Finally, unable to take this torment any longer, he wrapped his arms snugly around her to prevent further sinuous movements. Gradually, as fatigue overcame him, he dozed off and silence filled the room, except for quiet breathing. As Lun slept with Siu Han’s heart beating close to his, he drifted off to a time long ago, when two other individuals’ hearts also beat as one…

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