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Chapter 8.1 – Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (书中自有颜如玉)

The weekend is finally here! Hope everyone had a fantastic week! It had been a crazy week for me at work. I finally flew off for another crazy weekend getaway with some colleagues yesterday to Bangkok. So this is a short and pre-scheduled post.

Lan Ning and Yan Ru Yu is back today! So why did Yan Ru Yu requested for Lan Ning to go over and cook for him? Is it really that he is hungry and is too lazy to cook or is he starting to miss her? Hahaha…..

Enjoy the read and have a fantastic weekend ahead!

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Chapter 8.1: Inference

Qu Tong saw that after Lan Ning hang up the phone, her face is very dark. She carefully asked her: “Sister Lan Ning, what happen?”

Just now, she heard her calling teacher and about submitting draft, should be work related, right?

Lan Ning put the phone back into the bag and with a despair look: “I could not go out and eat. Maybe you can go alone?”

This time, it is Qu Tong’s turn to be despair: “Why?”

“I need to go and do overtime…..” That is not even an overtime as in overtime.

Qu Tong heard her mentioning working overtime, did not say anything. She returned to the house in disappointment. “Oh, then I would not go out. I will just cook noodles and have it.”

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“Sorry, sorry.” Lan Ning show the gesture of apology to Qu Tong whom is taking off her shoe. “Next week, I will treat you to ‘Sugar Heart Sweetie’ desserts.”

“Really?” Hearing the word ‘Sugar Heart Sweetie’, Qu Tong suddenly became excited. “I super like to eat the dessert there! When they just opened, I went there. Oh, I even took some photos there. Next week, I wear a new skirt when we go!”

“Ah….. good!” Lan Ning as she had to listen to Qu Tong while she posted some photos on her weibo. It did seems quite famous. But back then, it was not her concern. “I’ll go first. You remember to eat dinner.”

She rushed out of the home, took the subway and arrived at the high end condo of Yan Ru Yu. Ringing the doorbell for a long time, but there were no respond.

….. Ha Ha……

She sneered and pulled out the phone. She dial Yan Ru Yu’s number. This time, the other party did not take her number as harassing phone call and ignored her. He picked up after a few rings. “What do you want?”

“You asked me what happened. You called me over but you are not at home. What does this mean?”

The man on the other side of the phone paused. And the said: “I did not think that you would actually come over and see me.”

“……….” Lan Ning did not want to bicker with him. “Where are you?”

“Supermarket. There are no dishes in the refrigerator.”

Lan Ning hangs up and with simmering breath went to look for him in the supermarket. Yan Ru Yu is really leisurely shopping.

“Teacher.” She smirked and walked up to greet him. Yan Ru Yu pushing the shopping cart, lightly glanced at her. “Ah.”

Lan Ning: “………”

© 2016 TINKERBELLSAN ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Translated for If you are not reading this from, then this translation has been posted without the permission of the translator.

Lan Ning, he did not mean to trick you. You have to believe that people are not so cruel!

Lan Ning convinced herself. She then smiled at Yan Ru Yu and said: “Teacher, you must have written today many manuscripts. So tired and cannot do dinner.”

Yan Ru Yu seriously ponder for a moment and replied: “There are probably a few hundred words of it.”

Lan Ning: “…………”

Can she curse now?

“You look like you are very disgusted with that few hundred words.” Yan Ru Yu turned around looking at her while pushing the shopping cart turning around the corner. “Then when I go back, I will delete the few hundreds of words.”

Lan Ning: “………”

Do you still dare to show your temper!

She was thinking of a foul language. Yan Ru Yu then asked: “But then again, you seem to dress up a little bit to come and see me.”

“Ha Ha…. Oh, I was getting ready to go out for dinner and shopping.” She specially aggravated “Dinner and shopping” words.

“Dinner and shopping?” Yan Ru Yu seem a little shocked and then slightly surprised her by saying: “You went to Japan alone. You should not have a boyfriend.”




I love travelling and exploring the world, see things from the lense of my camera.... this is my space in sharing the many exciting places that I have visited as well as some of the wonderful gastronomy experience. I also loved baking while exploring new recipes. From time to time, I will also be sharing unique dishes that I cook for my family as well as sharing some of my baking experience / recipes.

6 thoughts on “Chapter 8.1 – Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (书中自有颜如玉)

  1. ahahaha, well, when a guy put a trick out of his sleeves just to lure a girl out!I like this kind of slow burn thing. I think that Lan Ning doesn’t have any clue what so ever that teacher is might develop a crush on her. but I’m pretty sure that Yan Ru Ru has notice something already.

    anyway, Happy weekend Mhryu! hope you have a blast in BKK!

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    1. Thanks Sue. BKK is super hot but it had been a great trip so far… 😉 yes can’t wait for the next part of this novel 😉 can’t wait to go home and read the next part 😉


    1. Hi Yadane…. yes, he did move fast right. Not sure if he is doing this to ‘torture’ her or because he misses and wanted her to come over :).

      That’s my last holiday for this year (although I hope it is not) unfortunately. I did had a blast, thanks.


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