They walk slowly, 10th with his eyes squinted close and Ruo Xi laughing beside him. Qiao Hui waves at Ruo Xi, giving a nod before scurrying off. “Open your eyes now!”
String after string of multicoloured paper cranes dance between rows of colourful paper lanterns. They bob merrily in the wind. 10th exclaims, delighted and hurries forward. He twirls the paper cranes and asks what they are. Ruo Xi replies 1000 cranes. All personally folded by Ruo Xi!
Back home, the younger sister tells Ruo Lan about her day. Exclaiming over Ling Lung’s fine qualities, she says it is well named. Ruo Lan looks at in surprise at her excitement and Ruo Xi pauses, asking if she know how to ride.
Ruo Lan asks, “You don’t remember again?” Ruo Xi nods slowly, a slight tension in her expression.
Though I am a latecomer to the Bu Bu Jing Xin (BBJX) train, I have been catching up on the madness. Finishing the 35 episodes in 3 days while reading the book itself.
I first heard of BBJX when Alice (*mumbles softly ‘Enabler’) posted two episodes of the show while completing the upload of Huan Zhu Ge Ge (HZGG). I had given up on HZGG after the first season. Skeptical of the title, I downloaded the first episode and was hooked. The gorgeous costumes coupled with crisp dialogue, a well-paced storyline as well as good acting made this jaded drama addict’s day.
Just as Alice had done for me, I’ve spread my excitement about BBJX to others. And I wanted to continue sharing through recaps of the episodes. I am new to this blog and new to writing recaps, so bear with me. All typos, etc, etc are mine. Onwards ho!
Another time-travel drama in China! Not too long ago, we have “Palace” and “The Holy Pearl“, and this upcoming September, Hunan Tv is going to air the much anticipated “Bu Bu Jing Xin” aka “Startling Surprises At Every Step” as its English title. While Palace and BBJX share the same characters, BBJX is based on a poplar online novel written by Tong Hu.
The story follows our main heroine, Zhang Xiao, as she travels back to the Qing dynasty and gets embroiled in the battle of the princes. She becomes their friends all the while trying to stop the imminent throne-fighting among them. Continue reading →