You guys should have seen my face when Yi Fen complains about not hearing from the jobs she applied to just a few days ago. Gurl, this missy’s been waiting for months! And unlike you, this missy does not know a handsome manager to get her a job! Oy, the pains of reality. Anyway, the plot is moving at a snail’s pace, and if it weren’t for the likable cast, I might not have continued this far.
Episode 2 Summary:
After the presentation, Yi Fen takes her drunk friends to a hotel and in the morning, they all hum to a familiar tune, and the girls embrace, apologizing for the past mistakes and breaking down the fall pretenses that they don’t want to be friends. Yi Fen gets fired from her driving school, but luckily, she is invited to live with Auntie A-Xi. Not sure whose aunt she is. Ming Xian’s?
We also get some cute flashbacks between Mao Mao and Dao Yuan. So they did date during college.
Yi Fen meets Qi Feng while she’s working as a delivery girl. Seeing that her passion isn’t utilized in the right place, he recommends her to Dao Yuan and she’s hired on the spot into the Customer Service department, working under Dao Yuan, despite not having any prior experience in the area. You see? It’s all about knowing the right people!
Trouble brews immediately at work for Dao Yuan and Qi Feng when their gaming app receives complaints about their credits/scores not being updated accurately. Everyone is busy answering phone calls and Yi Fen finds herself useless until Dao Yuan tasks her with filing through the list of complaints. Trying his hardest to find a problem or leak in his software, Qi Feng is exasperated, more so when the senior manager towers over him to scream about the reporters tailing him all day. If this problem persists, someone would have to take responsibility for the company’s monetary loss.
Then we see Yi Fen innocently and diligently at her desk, using a freakin’ ruler to underline and highlight the common usernames in the past few years who have filed a complaint. I’m not sure what the writer is trying to achieve here. It doesn’t make sense that she could really sit there and literally mark up thousands of usernames using her method. I would rather she be realistic and time-efficient in this kind of scenario.
Turns out it’s a defamation from a group of players, who have caused troubles for their games in the past as well.
I’m a little worried when it comes to the romance. The writer consistently creates these predictable and weak moments so that our two kids would have some kind of skinship. In episode 1, it was the cliche fall-and-kiss. Here, she’s so tired from the day’s work of intense highlighting (still rolling my eyes) that she’s sleeping against a door. You know what happens next right? He comes a long and watches her quizzically. Of course, she then slides right into his arms.
With only 7 days left in her probational period as a sales agent, Mao Mao reaches out to the perverted rich CEO once again. He drives them to a secluded area and continuously touches and smells her hair, cooing that it smells nice and that he could be her regular “customer”. EWWWW. She tries to give in but in the last second, gives up this life of immorality and jumps out of the car.
That night, when Mao Mao dines with her girlfriends, Hao Mei drops an unwanted advice about sales agents needing to provide extra service in order to win over their clients. Ohhh. She didn’t mean it that way, of course. Mao Mao excuses herself and cries her heart out near a beach. And what do you know, Dao Yuan is reminiscing about their memories nearby. When he sees a figure crying, he approaches her slowly, his heart pumping at rapid speed.
The camera pans in as a hand offers Mao Mao a handkerchief…
Episode 3 Summary:
I really like the twist here. As Dao Yuan closes in, a kid on a bike crashes into him and he busies himself with taking care of the little boy. And the person offering the handkerchief is good friend, Ming Xian. Mao Mao denies that she’s crying and the two girls relocate to a beautiful rooftop to talk. Mao Mao confesses that she’s no where close to her target sales and might be fired in a week. She doesn’t want help from the girls because she’s embarrassed about asking them when they have no real jobs to buy insurance plans from her company.
Qi Feng comes up with another idea for a potential app to improve sales by involving video game players and car dealers. Unfortunately, on the day of testing out Hyundai’s new car, Qi Feng upsets the manager by refusing to drive their car.
Yi Fen notices that something is wrong with Qi Feng and suggests that he gives her a lift on his bicycle to the train station that night. Since he’s a nice person and good boss, he agrees. The ride is awkward and he gives up mid-way just to be lured right back in by Yi Fen’s cute pleading face. Slowly letting go of the tension, Qi Feng smiles, which is when Yi Fen casually throws out a veiled comment, “See? As long as we trust each other, we can conquer fear and take control of the bike. It’ll also work for other things.”
His sharp mind picks up the meaning immediately and we see quick flashbacks of a younger Qi Feng driving someone in the rain. The smile is now gone from his face.
With only four days left, Mao Mao goes to Qi Feng’s office, hoping to score a deal with the rich manager. However, she’s turned down quickly and he also recognizes her as one of Yi Fen’s drunk friends. When Yi Fen has an argument with Qi Feng about giving up the Hyundai’s project, Mao Mao encourages Yi Fen about never giving up. “When there’s a problem, there’s a solution. Don’t give up.”
Such irony. It’s so easy to comfort another person when you have the same issue and can’t see the wisdom of your own saying, huh?
Yi Fen waits in the car for Qi Feng’s appearance. He’s at home working but then the heavy raining diverts his attention, and he remembers Yi Fen’s plan to help him conquer his fear of driving. Reluctantly, he heads outside and finds her in the zoo’s parking lot, as promised. He gets inside the car and before he can get out, she steps on the gas and circles around the parking lot. He’s screaming in the passenger seat like a little boy.
Afterwards, he nods meekly to her overwhelming happiness that he should give driving a chance.
After being rejected by Qi Feng, Mao Mao enters the elevator dejectedly and it’s just her luck that Dao Yuan join her a few seconds later, carrying 4 cases of paperwork. Then the lights go out and they’re stuck there. Lol. Dao Yuan attempts to calm down his companion by telling her to talk about her problems and release her stress. It’s not like they can see each other in the dark anyway. So she tells him about her problems and he listens attentively.
Man, I would love to be stuck in an elevator with Dao Yuan! Free stress-release therapy session! That smooth voice. 😛
She thanks him and leaves the elevator just as her phone rings a familiar tune. He drops the loads he’s carrying after calling out her name. She turns around and they’re both struck in a state of shock.
Thanks to the elevator doors for shutting at the right time. Lol.
She runs down the street with him chasing right behind and we have this.
So silly. He begs her to come out and listen to his explanation. He misses her terribly. Mao Mao hides in the corner and cries like he’s the killer of her mother and she caught him holding the murder weapon. Seriously, let the two meet already. I’m tired of this cat-and-mouse game with the writer repeating the same flashbacks like we’re senile and can’t remember what was shown five minutes earlier.
I hope next episode kicks the storyline into exciting territory or I might give up on this series, which I don’t want to because I like the cast, even when the acting from our ladies are spotty and exaggerated at times. Sigh.
The best part for me so far is Chris Wang’s HUH face. It’s hilarious.