My Amazing Boyfriend Episode 28 Recap -FINALE-

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Quick recap. Thanks to Tian Jing Zhi (Wu Qian) getting into a car accident and her blood brings Xue Ling Qiao (Kim Tae Hwan) back from the dead. Li Yan Zhi (Fu Jia) and Ye Chen are looking into the mystery behind the dorman body but also the recent crimes around Jing Zhi. Chen figures out that Ling Qiao is the dormant body but promised Jing Zhi not to tell anyone. We find out that Shi Guang is Ling Qiao’s enemy and he’s using his blood to keep young. Ling Qiao left a laptop with Dong Dong to decrypt, while he and Jing Zhi go to the woods on a little vacation which is cut short because Xuan Xuan is kidnapped. Everyone figures out that Shi Guang is the one behind everything, and probably the person who kidnapped Xuan Xuan. Also both Yan Zhi and Xuan Xuan have found out that Ling Qiao is 500 years old. On to the last episode.

We’re back in the warehouse where Ling Qiao and Xuan Xuan are talking. Ling Qiao excuses himself for a second and runs away to the abductors, leaving Xuan Xuan speechless. Ling Qiao beats up the abductors once again and places them into a pile before returning to Xuan Xuan. He tells her that the police should be arriving soon. Xuan Xuan apologizes for ruining their farewell trip. He tells her, farewell trip or not, it’s important not to drag things on, because good things must come to an end. Xuan Xuan asks if they really can’t stay together.

Ling Qiao thinks back to their farewell trip when Jing Zhi asks the same thing, and came up with different ways that they could be together. She then tells him that it would be unfair to him, and it’s ok that they won’t be together. Ling Qiao asks if any fish are taking her bait, and she tells him that they aren’t and it’s like even the fish were laughing at her. Ling Qiao catches a fish and puts it in the jar before returning to his position reading and throws a rock. Jing Zhi is so happy that she caught a fish that she claims to want to try and cash a second one.

Yan Zhi and crew arrive and the abductors ask them what took them so long because they are terrified of Ling Qiao. Xuan Xuan hears them arrive and Ling Qiao her that he’ll leave first, and she asks if he’s not coming back with them. He tells her no, and says his goodbye. Ye Calls for Xuan Xuan and they hug each other after Chen makes sure she’s ok.

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On the way back, Chen and Xuan Xuan hold hands while she’s explained the plan. She suddenly understands that they meant to fall into the trap and Ling Qiao was to follow the abductors. Yan Zhi tells her that’s what they planed but they hadn’t expected her father to be swapped out. Chen is grateful that Ling Qiao has a higher vantage point then them. Xuan xuan jokes that Ling Qiao was actually more useful than both of them

They bring Xuan Xuan home and she tells her mother that she can stop crying. Xuan Xuan’s mother decides to go lie down to rest. When Xuan xuan comes down, she mentions that Jing Zhi is paying more attention to her lover than her friend because she’s already gone. They all find it really odd that Jing Zhi left before they arrive.

Ling Qiao arrives to Jing Zhi’s home to find her not there, which he pouts about a little because he came to say goodbye. Ling Qiao starts to clean the house, and cooks a meal while he waits for her to arrive. Once he plates the table he gets a call from Lai Bao telling him that if he wants to see Jing Zhi alive again he should come to his location alone.

Ling Qiao arrives to the location and Lai Bao tells him that he arrived quickly, but that’s what true love causes. Ling Qiao asks him where he’s storing Jing Zhi and he shows him a video feed of her, tied to a bed. Ling Qiao asks what he wants, and Lai Bao tells him that it’s obvious. He wants him to go into the freezer and only then he will call someone to release her. Though if it makes Ling Qiao happier he’d be willing to let him see her one more time. Ling Qiao takes a chair that’s leaning against the pillar and sits down. Lai Bao tells him that he guesses he doesn’t care about Jing Zhi’s life.

Ling Qiao tells him that he used his mother’s remains 100 years ago and now, 100 years later, he’s using the same tricks. Lai Bao asks if he remember everything, which Ling Qiao simply nods in response. Lai Bao tells him, him remembering does him no good since he loves Jing Zhi, and if Lai Bao dies, so will Jing Zhi. Ling Qiao tells him not to worry as he will do what he wants. Lai Bao tells him that he finds it funny that he gets brought back to like, and is willing to die for a mere woman, which he stresses that due to his money, and the time on his hands, he could have whichever woman he wants. Ling Qiao tells him that no matter how much time, money, or number of woman he has there will never be a replacement for Jing Zhi. He mentions that a rat who lives in the sewers like himself wouldn’t understand. Lai Bao tells him that the Lai Bao that he once knew and trusted him is gone, as he was killed by him 100+ years ago. Ling Qiao admits defeat and tells Lai Bao that he should live a better life in the future and remember that innocent people are of no threat to him. He simply walks into the freezer and lies down.

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Jing Zhi starts waking up and tries to free herself from her ropes but it just makes her chokes herself as there is a rope tied around her neck but that doesn’t stop her from trying.

Lai Bao calls in Professor Li once Ling Qiao enters in his stasis state. He tells the Professor to start withdrawing the blood. Li tells Lai Bao that he will become a dormant body again and once that occurs then he will remove his rubropinaland he will no longer have his ability to regenerate ever again. (I have so many issues with the science… if you want to hear me vent I’ll leave a link to my podcast talking about it at the end) Lai Bao asks if once it’s removed if the give him blood will he regenerate. Professor Li likens it to removing the plants roots and stopping it from being able to obtain water. Lai Bao tells him that he can used Ling Qiao’s blood to save his daughter so long as he transforms him. Professor Li tells him that though he will try that there is a probability that Lai Bao’s body will reject the rubrospinal and it won’t work. Lai Bao gets into Li’s space and tells him so there is a chance it won’t work, which Li confirms. Lai Bao tells him that he’s honest so he believes him, but he also believes that it’s not his time yet. So they start draining Ling Qiao’s blood.

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Someone goes to get Jing Zhi who is is feeling an odd sensation that she can’t describe. They pick her up as if she were a ragdoll. She has an internal monologue describing what she’s feeling as if the string that connects her to Ling Qiao has been cut and he’s fly free like a kite. They place her one the floor outside the freezer right before Lai Bao and professor Li leave. Lai Bao tells her that she can’t save Ling Qiao like last time, and it doesn’t matter how much blood she gives him, it won’t come back to life again, then they leave.

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Jing Zhi snaps out of her daze with a headache, and she stumbles to her feet. She leans against the freezer door and and see’s Ling Qiao. She runs into the freezer and sees an IV in Ling Qiao’s hand. She tries to wake him to no avail, before clicking that he currently has no blood. She doesn’t want to believe what Lai Bao told her about Ling Qiao being dead. She looks around for something to cut herself with, though there is nothing around. She picks up the IV pole and smashes the window with it and then picks up a piece of glass to cut her hand.She tries to feed him the blood that is dripping out of her hand, but that doesn’t work. So she cuts it again and opens his mouth and lets it drip in. (Come on Jing Zhi, we found out at the end of episode 4 that his enzymes don’t work in the cold.) Jing Zhi starts crying and telling him that he needs to wake up, because he always promised to save her, and he needs to take her away from this place. She cries out telling him that he can’t leave her alone.

Lai Bao asks professor Li how much longer it will take. Professor Li tells him that he’s going to prep the surgery to reduce his likelihood of rejection and should take about 20 minutes, maybe a little longer. Professor Li goes into the operating room alone. A little over an hour late, Lai bao asks the add to see what’s taking so long, and they find Professor Li missing. They run into the back to find that he had also drained out all of the blood. He flips out and starts screaming about killing him, and killing his daughter first. One of his bodyguards comes and tells him that the police have arrived and they need to get out of there.

Jing Zhi had fallen against Ling Qiao in the freezer, and in her dream she hears Ling Qiao telling her to bring him home. She wakes up and suddenly remember about how his enzymes don’t work in the cold. She tells him that she’ll take him home, and they need to get out of the cold. Though at these point she’s not only suffering from hypothermia but also blood lost from he still bleeding hand. She manages to pick him up and get him just outside the freezer, where she tells him that she has no more strength. She starts falling asleep again, with her bloodied hand still on his wrist.

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As his body temperature rises Ling Qiao wakes up to see Jing Zhi leaning against the doorway. He looks down to their join, blood soaked, hands and he sits up. He tells Jing Zhi to not fall asleep and tries to wake her. Instead of waking however she slumps over against him. He kisses her forehead and tells her that she did good.

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He flashes back to before he came to get Jing Zhi and just after the phone call. Chen tells Yan zhi that he wants to contact Professor Li because he knows his personal email and knows he must be doing this against his will. Yan Zhi tells him that they have nothing to lose.  Chen tells him that he;’ worried that his family in America is probably being threatened. Yan Zhi asks for Professor Li’s address and he’ll call his contact in the american police for some help. Xuan Xuan ask her mother what actually happens and she reveals that she got a phone call from Shi Guang telling her that if she gave Jing Zhi to him that he would release her. So she drugged Jing Zhi’s glass of water and some men came to pick her up. Ling Qiao gets the phone call and goes to leave to find Yan Zhi, Chen and Xuan Xuan on the doorstep. They are trying to figure out what to go next and Ling Qiao tells them that he’ll go to save Jing Zhi because Lai Bao’s is his target. Chen tells him to not be reckless, because if he’s calling him out now that means that Professor Li has probably found a way to deal with him. Chen tells him that he’s already emailed the professor and is waiting for the response but he already made a promise in Ling Qiao’s name that if he helps them Ling Qiao will save his daughter with his blood. Ling Qiao tells him that he can’t wait for the response, he decides to go alone and Chen promises to text him when he gets the Professor’s response. Professor Li calls Chen after draining Ling Qiao blood and tells him that he didn’t remove his rubrospinal and he can still be revived. He tells him exactly where they are and where they can find Ling Qiao.

Calamari and backup arrive at the warehouse to find everyone had already vacated the premise and Professor Li hands himself over. Meanwhile, Yan Zhi, Crystal and another team investigates his other residence. While looking around, Yan Zhi tells them that he’s found blood on the back of the sofa, so this is a potential crime scene and they need to find the body.

Lai Bao goes to his boat to find his stash of blood, but finds his compartment empty. Ling Qiao calls to him and ask if this is what he’s looking for. Lai bao turns around shocked and Ling Qiao holds a flashlight on him. He tells Lai bao to take it, and throws the case over to the other couch. Lai Bao pauses for a second before grabbing the case and making a run for it, right off the boat and into the water.

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Lai Bao swims over to the dock and opens the case to find all of the blood drained from the vials, leaving him with no more blood. He starts screaming at Ling Qiao to give him his blood back. Ling Qiao pulls him out of the water and throws him to the ground.Lai Bao tells him to kill him because if he doesn’t he will just try and kill him, over and over again until he succeeds. Ling Qiao tells him that it’s a bad thing that he’s run out of time, and now it’s his turn to watch his blood slowly slip away. Lai Bao tells him that right now he’s Shi Guang so if he kills him he will never be able to be with Jing Zhi unless he turns her into something like him. Ling Qiao throws him and then follows up with a kick. Lai Bao starts telling him to kill him when he starts regressing back to being an old man. Ling Qiao walks away with his narration calling Lai Bao this 10 year tragedy. Ling Qiao slips in and visits Jing Zhi as she sleep. His narration is still rolling saying that he thought he had kept to his principles and respected the world. He disturbed the life cycles of many people without  permission. Though he had saved Lai Bao to fulfill his promise to his mother, it lead to the slitting of his own throat. Years later, he save Jing Zhi, to whom he owes his life and his love but fundamentally he’s the one who started this cycle of events.

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In The end Ling Qiao didn’t kill Lai Bao because revenge meant nothing to him anymore. Jing Zhi run down stairs that next morning to find Ling Qiao there. She runs and hugs him. His narration continues with how he wants Jing Zhi to live a short, quiet life, which is not something that he can give her. Which is his way of saying that he’s leaving her.

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We get a brief shot of really old Lai Bao in a hospital bed.

Jing Zhi comes home one day to find Ling Qiao is gone, however he left her his family jade plaque, and deeds to his villa. Ling Qiao wishes for her a peaceful existence. In the public eye Jing Zhi goes on a bunch of dates. Her parents are watching the news when she turns off the TV and tells them to stop, and that she’s fine. Her mother mentions that she can’t be fine because ever since she broke up with Ling Qiao she’s thinks she’s gone insane. Her father tells her that once Jing Zhi thinks it through she will get back together with yan Zhi. She tells them that Ling Qiao has left her with his family plaque and deeds to his villa and she kidnapped his pet so he’ll be back. Her parents are still worried and she run off to meet with Xuan Xuan and Chen for lunch.

Chen explains to them why the blood that Jing Zhi gave Ling Qiao didn’t work at first but worked as soon as he was outside of the freezer. He also mentions that Professor Li is very sorry about what he did, and Jing Zhi sarcastically tells him that now that he’s sorry he doesn’t have to stay in prison anymore. Xuan Xuan asks if she’s still mad at her mother because she’s also apologetic. Jing Zhi tells her that had he father been under duress he would have served Xuan Xuan up without a second thought. So that’s different.  Xuan Xuan asks her if she should really be eating that much. Jing Zhi tells her that she wouldn’t understand but when someone breaks up they eat their feelings. Xuan Xuan tells her that rather than eating her feelings she’s eating like a pregnant woman.

Jing Zhi excuses herself to the bathroom. While she’s in there she cuts her hand on the corner of the shelf and it heals right away. Then we pan to Ling Qiao who places his hand over his heart. And…. THAT IT! The end Goodbye.

I kid I kid. I’m not happy about this ending. I go into great detail in my podcast but, after how good this show has been, this almost feels like a cop out ending. Had they ended it at the hug scene or even the scene with her parents I would have said it had a nice open ending. This ending some might like the ending (and please if you do leave a comment telling me why so that people get something other than my opinion on the matter), but personally it wasn’t for me. I’m going to write up a quick review like I always do for my dramas but this is the end of the spoiler filled portion of my blog. Thank you guys so much for reading my 1500 – 3000 word recaps. It’s been a pleasure. And I’ll see you in the next post. BYE!


My Amazing Boyfriend 27  Recap
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Wakako Zake

This drama is based off of a manga by the same name. Sadly I only was able to watch season 2, these season consists of 12 episodes that all run about 15 mins apiece. You can watch the entire season with in 3 hours. I will warn you this is not a show to watch if you’re hungry.

The entire premise of the show is Wakako (Takeda Rina) goes around eating a different restaurants in Tokyo. What I do love about the show is that they tell you the locations and the hours of the restaurants that they go to in the show. This really isn’t a show to watch for any other reason than to see good food and to learn more about Japanese alcohol. Just think of it as a drama version of a food network show like ‘You got to eat here’.

I like it and it has definitely added some spots that I want to go to when I visit Japan.

3/5

My Amazing Boyfriend Episode 27 Recap

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Quick recap. Thanks to Tian Jing Zhi (Wu Qian) getting into a car accident and her blood brings Xue Ling Qiao (Kim Tae Hwan) back from the dead. Li Yan Zhi (Fu Jia) and Ye Chen are looking into the mystery behind the dorman body but also the recent crimes around Jing Zhi. Chen figures out that Ling Qiao is the dormant body but promised Jing Zhi not to tell anyone. We find out that Shi Guang is Ling Qiao’s enemy and he’s using his blood to keep young. Ling Qiao left a laptop with Dong Dong to decrypt, while he and Jing Zhi go to the woods on a little vacation which is cut short because Xuan Xuan is kidnapped. Everyone figures out that Shi Guang is the one behind everything, and probably the person who kidnapped Xuan Xuan.

Ling Qiao arrives back at the house while Yan Zhi and Chen are still there. He sits down and an awkward silence falls on the group of them. Jing Zhi breaks the silence and asks where Ling Qiao had gone. He glances over at Yan Zhi before telling them that he had gone to visit Shi Guang’s apartment, and stipulates that he’s gone into hiding. Chen asks Yan Zhi if he still doesn’t believe him and he doesn’t understand why he wants him to believe him so badly. Yan Zhi thanks Ling Qiao for saving him, and Ling Qiao simply nods. The awkward silence gets unbearable and Jing Zhi breaks it again. She tells the 2 men that since they are all her ex-boyfriends they should get along. She turns to Ling Qiao and tells him since he’s her most recent ex-boyfriend she likes him that most and they other 2 should stop treating him like a monster. Jing Zhi notices that Chen is leaning on Yan Zhi and tells him that he has Xuan Xuan and should quell any romantic feeling he has for Yan Zhi and this makes the two men spring apart.

Chen chastises Jing Zhi for making a joke at a time like this. She tells them that she’s not worried because Ling Qiao has promised to save Xuan Xuan already. Yan Zhi tells them that the abductors will probably call the next day to give them instructions and he will need Ling Qiao help. Ling Qiao tells him he’ll help him as much as he can. Jing Zhi is more scared of how Xuan Xuan is feeling, and is certain she’s scared.

Shi Guang shows up with wine and set the table in front of Xuan Xuan before removing her blindfold and untying her. He mentions that she doesn’t look surprised to see him. Xuan Xuan tells him that since she figured out his secret it wasn’t hard to guess that he was behind it. Shi Guang tells her that he’s always liked her arrogant attitude. Xuan Xuan questions him as to why he’s comes, and he promises to tell her after they have a drink. So Xuan Xuan gulps down the glass of wine. Shi Guang explains that the following day he will getting the ransom and they won’t be seeing each other anymore. Since they had a relationship he  felt like he needed to say goodbye. He had planned everything differently, and how he would sacrifice himself to save her before taking the money with him to his new life. Sadly her friends discovered his secret and now he needs to change plans.

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He reveals to her that though he is uncertain if it’s because he’s getting older or because he’s gotten so use to his current life, but not being with people leaves him feeling lonely. He tells her that he’s used many names over the years, that he’s forgotten most of them. He reveals however that the one that he can still remember because he’s used it the most since his mother gave it to him more than 100 years ago is Lai Bao.

Jing Zhi asks Ling Qiao if he remembers everything. He admits that he does, and though it’s not pleasant it’s better that he remembers rather than forget. Jing Zhi asks if Lai Bao was a bad kid growing up, and he admits that he wasn’t. He tells her how he gave the photo of Lai Bao and his mother to his mother who asked him a favour. She asks Ling Qiao to take care of Lai Bao after she dies; shortly there after he dies and they morn.

We hear his internal monologue that no matter who he meets, whether they are good or bad, they will always end up being a memory. As he places the photo of the son and mother pair in a box, with his jade plaque, Lai Bao storms in and crashes to the ground with a sever knife wound to his abdomen. Lai Bao’s mother’s words replay in his ears as he picks up a glass of water. He bites his tongue and drops some blood into the water before feeding it to Lai Bao. Lai Boa freaks out when he looks down and he is completely healed, and asks him what type of monster he is. Ling Qiao assures him that soon he will be leaving so he must remember to live well when he’s gone.

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Ling Qiao internal monologue kicked in again, saying that he would have made a different decision had he known that it would doom him to show pity to the boy. A while later Boss Sun, the man who ran the store, comes to see Ling Qiao to tell him the Lai Bao hasn’t shown up for work in a while and if he doesn’t show up the following day he will have to look for a replacement. He also mentions to Ling Qiao that there are rumors that Lai Bao has been returning home drunk almost every night. Ling Qiao goes looking for the boy because he still cares, and finds him drunk outside a bar.

Ling Qiao confronts Lai Bao and asks him when did he become a drunk, Lai Bao lashes out at him telling him it’s none of his business. Ling Qiao pushes him, and then kicks him, while telling him that he didn’t save his life so he can ruin it. Lai Bao cries to him and tells him that he believed him when he said there was nothing they could do to save his mother, but obviously there was. Ling Qiao tells him that he has his own principles to adhere to, like not messing with nature. Lai Bao blames it on the fact that he can’t die, and Ling Qiao tells him that it’s not always a good thing.

Ling Qiao starts begging Ling Qiao to turn him into the same thing that he is. He tells him that he will do anything he says just to be like him, and be able to live forever. Ling Qiao asks him what would he do if he asks him to kill someone. After a short pause Lai Bao says that he will do it. (Wrong Answer.) Ling Qiao pushes him to the ground and tells him that be can’t believe that would be his answer. He then tells him to leave his sights because if he sees him again he will kill him. Ling Qiao’s inner monologue tells us that  after 100 years of living with humans that the greed of a human’s heart is still a sharp knife for him, and he really must learn to hide.

After an unspecified amount of time, a worker from the shop comes in search of Ling Qiao telling him that Lai Bao has turned crazy. He was muttering the night before say how he could bring his mother back and dug up her grave, and brought it to the docks. Ling Qiao runs to the doc and when he finds Lai Bao he asks him where his mother’s remains are. He points to in a cold storage and then lock him in there. Again with the internal monologue, that before he notices, Lai Bao’s heart was consumed with with desire. After a while Lai Bao comes in to talk with Ling Qiao. He mentions that he should be surprised that he knows his weakness but he tells him that he told him himself. He always wanted to take Ling Qiao to see the snow in his hometown but Ling Qiao would never go because he was scared of the cold. Lai Bao told him not to blame him after his death because he brought it on himself, and then he cuts his throat.

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Jing Zhi was shocked that Lai Bao returned Ling Qiao’s kindness by slitting his throat and mentioned that he shouldn’t have saved him. Ling Qiao tells her that the Lai bao that he first met, the Lai Bao that slit his throat, and the Lai Bao that she knows are all different people. Ling Qiao tells her that by living a certain way, changes who you are as a person. Jing Zhi agrees with him because had they not met Ling Qiao would still be a dormant body, and had he not fallen in love with her he would have left already. Ling Qiao reminds her that he has been lying in a coffin for  years and he doesn’t knows Lai Bao has been up to.

Lai Bao asks if Xuan Xuan isn’t curious about his statement. He tells her that he’s not there to hurt her, just to talk, so she can ask whatever questions she wants. Xuan Xuan pours herself another glass of wine before chugging it. She asks if he has really been alive for 100 years. He confirms that he had, but he mentions that it’s no wonder that she’s confused since Jing Zhi never told her that he boyfriend has been alive for over 500. Xuan Xuan ask if they will never grow old, he shakes his head and tells her that Ling Qiao won’t because he’s selfish and narrow minded person so he won’t share the ability. Lai Bao tells her that he drains Ling Qiao’s blood 100 years ago and has been using it to stay young while Ling Qiao has been passed around museums. He mentions that the blood should have lasted him for 200 years but the lately he’s been needing it more and more. If he doesn’t take the blood right away be starts reverting back into an old man, and there are no symptoms before the occurrence. He’s been running out, so he wanted to get Ling Qiao out of storage to see if he could figure something out. He hadn’t planned on his his transport vehicle crashing into her unlucky girlfriend and reviving him. Xuan Xuan warns him that Jing Zhi is so unlucky that it throws people off guard a lot of the time.

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Xuan Xuan admits that she doesn’t understand something, if Lai Bao has lived such a long important life, Ling Qiao’s blood is losing it’s effectiveness, then it might be God’s way of warning him to stop. She admits that if she was him at this point she would just let it go. Lai Bar tells her that someone born with a silver spoon in her mouth wouldn’t understand. He asks her why did she get born with everything given to her while other children have to starve. He then asks why Ling Qiao gets to live forever while he has to die. Lai Bao tells her that his life has been hard trying to stay in the shadows living like a rat. She reminds him that he chose that life. She gets up and Lai Bao moves and she tells him to calm down because it’s not like she can hurt him.

She goes to get her purse and pulls out a deck of Tarot cards. She asks him again that he should be being reborn the following day, and he confirms it. She asks him if she could read his fortune. He tells her that he doesn’t believe in fortunes, he only believes in himself. She tells him that it couldn’t hurt, so be picks a card and tells her to take as much time as she likes to read it, because he leave. He tells her goodbye and it was a pleasure to meet her. She turns over the card and I couldn’t tell what the card was, it almost looked like birth but sometimes those hards can be misleading.

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Jing Zhi gets a call from Xuan Xuan’s mother asking her for some company the next day. Ling Qiao tells her to go and keep her company. Jing Zhi tells Ling Qao that she’ll leave the next day to him to get Xuan Xuan back, and she going to bed. As she gets to the door she stops and calls to him. She tells him that she’ll keep that bedroom for him forever and the goes inside.

Yan Zhi’s team is in place when Jing Zhi’s father gets the call. The abductor tells him to get into his car and drive and he will call him again later. The call was over to quickly to be traced. They prepare to follow Xuan Xuan’s father, his car, as well has his clothing had trackers being placed in them. They leave while Jing Zhi is taking care of Xuan Xuan’s mother.

Right as Yan Zhi gets out of the house Chen tells him that he wasn’t to go with him, and he tells him absolutely not because he’s not trained. Chen grabs him by his arm and gives him that look that tells Yan Zhi he’s going, and he caves telling him he can go in the communication van. The team goes out, and everyone follows the car, the police on the ground and Ling Qiao from the rooftops.

Xuan Xuan’s mother thanks Jing Zhi for being with her, and she tells her not to worry about it. Xuan Xuan’s mother tells her that she’ll go and get Jing Zhi a glass of water, though she protests her Godmother tells her that she needs to feel useful. While she walks away she looks and Jing Zhi sadly like she’s about to do something bad.

Xuan Xuan gets directed to go to an abandoned storefront and change clothes, which he did and when he switched clothes her remembered to take the tracker. Xuan Xuan’s father’s van suddenly turns left and speeds up, and their suddenly worried that they lose him since the car is get outside of their receiving range. When they finally turn they find that the van had stopped moving.

Chen tells Yan zhi that he believes they were tricked and Yan Zhi stops the car abruptly. Yan Zhi tells the communication van to track the tracker under the name monster in the woods. He also instructs someone to send someone to check the store where Xuan Xuan’s father entered, and is just coming to after being knocked out. They speed up and stop the truck to find another driver who turns out to just be a hired driver.

The driver from the van arrives and his boss tells him that he did a good job, and now they didn’t have to trade the hostage for the money. They tell them to check the money when the car door suddenly closes. They are all confused and don’t understand what happened. Ling Qiao calls to them from behind next to Xuan Xuan. He proceeds to beat them up nicely.

The communication van tells them that Monster in the forest tracking had stopped moving, and he tells them that that’s where the abductors are going to be.

When Ling Qiao comes back after beating up the bad guys, she hands him back her phone telling him that she called her mom and told her that she is fine. Jing Zhi was in the bathroom so she couldn’t talk with her. Ling Qiao mentions that she doesn’t seem surprised and asked if Jing Zhi had told her. Xuan Xuan tells him that it wasn’t Jing zhi but actually Shi Guang . She believes that he didn’t think that she would survive so he told her everything. She also mentions that after hearing his story that she can live without doubts.  Xuan Xuan believes that Jing Zhi would bug him until he saved her. Ling Qiao agrees that Jing Zhi is really nice to her friends. Xuan Xuan asks Ling Qiao that if he’s lived for 500 years how can he put up with Jing Zhi’s nonsense. This simply triggers Ling Qiao into thinking about all the times that he had with Jing Zhi, and Xuan Xuan asks if he has duct tape at home.

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One more episode lets hope the finale is great.


My Amazing Boyfriend Episode 26 Recap
My Amazing Boyfriend Episode 28 Recap
Otaku Talks Drama: My Amazing Boyfriend Spoilercast Part 1 (My podcast covering episodes 1-27)

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum Series Book #1)

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I’ll be honest, due to the final stretch of My Amazing Boyfriend I didn’t have time to finish a book. So I went onto my extensive read book list and pulled off, One for the money.

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One for the Money

Quick Summary:

This wacky comedy book follows Stephanie Plum, who is down on her luck having just lost her job, and is in need of some cash. She black mails her sleazy cousin Vinnie into giving her a job. So this lingerie buyer turn bounty hunter is in way over her head when she tries to go after her cop ex-classmate. Thankfully, due to Connie using one of her favors, she’s got the best bounty hunter in the city, and arguably the state as her teacher. I only have one hints for you. Imagine Dwayne ‘the rock’ Johnson when reading about Ranger, and you’re welcome.

Review:

This book is an oldy but a goody. Originally published in 1994, this is the first book in a series featuring Stephanie Plum. If you start with this book and work your way through, you get to see that characters flesh out and Janet Evanovich finding her stride with his series. Now I have both read and listened to these books. Lorelei King has been narrating the books since the first one, and she really has the character’s voices down. It’s a really fun listen to, but be warned you might start laughing out loud at the recording.

All of the Stephanie Plum novels are funny but they do tend to follow a formula, so if you’re not into formulaic novels move on. I enjoy them for their light antics. There is a love triangle later in the series but at the beginning it’s really just about  a plain Jane who isn’t exactly good at her new job. Thankfully Ranger is there to try and teach her. Try be the operative word.

This book also introduces us to most of the major characters of the series and gives us the basis for all of them to expand on as the series moves along.

This series is a hit or a miss with people. Don’t walk into it thinking it’s going to be a cerebral experience, or a serious mystery. This is a silly light hearted story about Stephanie Plum, who is a really  bad bounty hunter, who is surrounded by a group of misfits and get’s into a lot of hyjinx due to her ineptitude. I enjoy it, but tread with caution.

Movie review:

I really have only one contraction for it : Don’t

I didn’t like the casting or how they portrayed Stephanie Plum or her rag tag friend groups. Mind you they got Lula and Vinnie down, but no one else. It’s a bad movie and I would suggest you just read the book.

My Amazing Boyfriend Recap is Almost over

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After this post there is only 2 more recaps going live for My Amazing Boyfriend. During the course of this recap I have: written 221 5×8 pages, finished 3 pens, used 56 staples, typed 85,000+ words, spent a month worth of time working on it and had so much fun writing. I am so honored that you guys love it. Now we get to the issue, what to recap next!

I haven’t watched Descendants of the Sun which is still trending hard so I might do that one, Or even the entertainer, but I want to hear from you guys, my reader. Is there anything you want me to review for you? Anything you would like a recap for? Or anything you just want to tell me like how much I Suck. XP

I’ve enabled even anonymous comments so you don’t have to have a wordpress account to comment on my posts. You can also tweet me at @otaku_confesses and I will reply! Thank you again for reading, and I’ll see you in my next post!

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My Amazing Boyfriend Episode 26 Recap

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Quick recap. Thanks to Tian Jing Zhi (Wu Qian) getting into a car accident and her blood brings Xue Ling Qiao (Kim Tae Hwan) back from the dead. Li Yan Zhi (Fu Jia) and Ye Chen are looking into the mystery behind the dorman body but also the recent crimes around Jing Zhi. Chen figures out that Ling Qiao is the dormant body but promised Jing Zhi not to tell anyone. We find out that Shi Guang is Ling Qiao’s enemy and he’s using his blood to keep young. Ling Qiao left a laptop with Dong Dong to decrypt, while he and Jing Zhi go to the woods on a little vacation which is cut short because Xuan Xuan is kidnapped.

Jing Zhi is sitting on the couch worrying when Ling Qiao comes out of his bedroom. Ling Qiao tells her to at least eat something, he even ordered pizza. Jing Zhi tells him that she doesn’t have an appetite. Ling Qiao reminds her that he promised Xuan Xuan would be ok, Ling Zhi tells him she trusts him but she’s worried it’s because of her that Xuan Xuan is in danger. She is worried that she may be cursed, and Ling Qiao tells her that it’s not because of her, and she wonders if it’s because of him, and he admits it could be a possibility. Jing Zhi tells Ling Qiao that she will call Dong Dong to tell him he needs to finish the decryption tomorrow.

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Yan Zhi is at Xuan Xuan’s house waiting for the phone call. He tries to get Xuan Xuan’s mother to go to bed since the abductor will only call the last day.

While Shi Guang is driving he looks down at his arm at a scar. He complains that even while drinking Ling Qiao’s blood, it can’t take away his scar. He is determined to kill him and can’t wait for his next chance.

Dong Dong is working on the laptop at Jing Zhi’s house , when Ling Qiao asks how much longer it will take him. Dong Dong tells him to relax because the 1st document is almost complete. He admits that it’s harder than he initially thought it would be. The 1st document is finished and they are looking at the fake photo. Jing Zhi mentions that the original photo must be on the computer and Ling Qiao tells him to continue working on it.

Shi Guang is sitting at home when Detective Zhang comes in, he offers him a beer and tells him to sit. Shi Guang tells him he must be suffering. Zhang tells him that he’s come for his  money and then he’s leaving. Shi Guang gets up and tells him that he still needs his money to save Xuan Xuan, and he turns around holding a gun. He tells him that he messed up the  job and he expects payment. Zhang tells him that he should have seen Shi Guang betraying him. He tells him that if he dies he has some files that will be sent to the cops and Ling Qiao. Zhang reminds him that killing someone and framing another are both death sentences.

We get to see the entire progression of Zhang finding that Shi Long hired the assisine, then hiring the same one to kill Jing Zhi. We see the assassin setting the storage room on fire, Zhang switching the car freshner, and finally the car chase where the car explodes. We then see Zhang tampering with the assassin’s files with the fake photo.

Shi Guang tells him that his confession will mean nothing since the cops need evidence to solve cases. Zhang asks him if he remembers how he found the assassin in the first place.

Dong Dong decrypts the 2nd file and it’s the dash cam from the Shi Guang’s car from the day of the accident. Jing Zhi doesn’t understand why he didn’t give the video to the police, and is really confused about everything. Ling Qiao tells Dong Dong to get the last file decrypted.

Shi Guang realizes that he kept the video. Zhang tells him that the police will be curious as to why he didn’t hand it over after the accident. Shi Guang tells him that it’s simple, he stole his event tracker and planted evidence to frame Shi Long, it still has nothing to do with him. Shi Guang tells him that he shouldn’t have come back, Zhang tells him it was only for his reward. Shi Guang offers either his bullet or police cuffs. Zhang tells him that if he believes the video won’t do anything, then how about the picture. Shi Guang tells him that the picture was destroyed there, and Zhang asks him if he’s sure.

We get walked through the villa murders and Zhang looking for the photo.When he finds it he messes up the house. Before he goes to see Shi Guang he takes a photo of the original photograph as a record. Shi Guang isn’t happy about the news.

Jing Zhi complains that it’s taking Dong Dong too much time, he tells her that if she doesn’t like it she could do it herself. Jing Zhi wines to Ling Qiao that Dong Dong is bullying her and he should say something. He tells her that Dong Dong is her assistant so why would he say anything. She winds up to hit him when he announces that he’s finished. He pulls up the original picture and they all stare in confusion when the see Shi Guang in the photo.

Shi Guang reminds Zhang that he hates when people threaten him and presses the gun into his jaw. Zhang tells him that he hates death even more and what does he think would happen to him if Ling Qiao finds out.

Ling Qiao calls Shi Guang under the pretense of seeing if there has been any leads in the case to find Xuan Xuan. Dong Dong then calls another number which allows Ling Qiao to hear the vibration while on the phone with Shi Guang. Dong Dong and Ling Qiao hang up at the same time. Jing Zhi asked him who did he asks Dong Dong to call and he admits that he asked him to call his enemy.

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Shi Guang checks his phone once he is off the phone and recognized Dong Dong’s phone number. Zhang promises to keep his secret, and Shi Guang tells him that Ling Qiao already knows and pulls the trigger.

Yan Zhi is at his desk when Calamari tells him that at the time the Xuan Xuan stepped off the elevator, someone on the 5th floor was receiving a courier package. Yan Zhi is confused that she got off because she saw a courier. Calamari assures him that he will be talking with the courier service that afternoon. He also tells him that they received a fax from the international police with the account number that paid the doctor. Yan Zhi looks at the paper and then pulls out the paper that has the account number of the person who paid the research lab, and it’s the same number. Yan Zhi asks call if he still can’t get through to Chen, and Calamari confirms that.

Chen finishes showering at the lab, and turns on the TV for some background noise. He hears about Xuan Xuan’s abduction and calls Yan Zhi right away. Yan Zhi chastises him for not answering his phone earlier. Chen asks if there are any leads, and Yan Zhi tells him no, since the abductor didn’t call. Yan Zhi confirms that he found out something unrelated. He tells him the Shi Guang is an imposter, and the same account that paid the doctor who faked the paternity test also funded the lab. Yan zhi tells him that the only logical conclusion is that Shi Guang is behind the abduction. Chen tells Yan Zhi that 2 days  ago he received blood from the dormant body and he had turned off his phone to continue his research. Yan Zhi tells Chen that Xuan Xuan had sent him the sample and Shi Guang probably found out that she took a vial and abducted her. Chen tells Yan Zhi that he has to call Jing Zhi, he asks why and Chen promises to tell him later, but for now he just needs to find evidence. Chen goes to his car, realizes he forgot his keys and hails a cab.

Jing Zhi is pacing while looking at the picture while Ling Qiao stares at his juice. Jing Zhi mentions that his enemy was someone so close and stipulates that it must hurt. Ling Qiao tells her that because he was Xuan Xuan’s fiancé he never suspected him. He also thought that the person who used his blood should be healthy, and since Shi guang was so sick it never crossed his mind. Ling Qiao wonders what he was researching if not for his illness. Ling Qiao feels ashamed that he was so easily manipulated, he thinks back to one of the many misleading conversations he had with Shi Guang. Jing Zhi tells him that Shi Long did fit better to the profile rather that a philanthropist like Shi Guang. Ling Qiao thanks her for trying to make him feel better. Jing Zhi did wonder why he hired someone to kill her in a burning building. Ling Qiao tells her the purpose wasn’t to kill her, but rather to distract him and think that she was the target for the car chase, and to lead him to the fake photo. Ling Qiao jokes and tells her that looking back the banquet was held in her honour. Jing Zhi reminds him that had he come 1 minute later should would have been able to smell her own burning flash. Jing Zhi suddenly asks Ling Qiao how he knew the person in the photo was Shi Long, and he tells her it was because of the press conference that she shared. Jing Zhi realizes that she was one of Shi Guang’s  chess pieces because he asked her to post it. Shi Guang goes to tell Ling Qiao to pluck off his head when he catches him but he finishes her sentence because Dong Dong already told him the same thing.

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Chen calls Jing Zhi and tells her that he’s coming over and about 15 minutes away. Jing Zhi tries to get Ling Qiao to leave and he refuses because he didn’t do anything wrong. She tells him that it’s because she’s afraid of a fight and Ling Qiao assures her that he can take him. She tells him that she is more afraid that he’ll kill him. Ling Qiao asks why Chen is coming over and she tells him she’s not sure but he said something about knowing who kidnapped Xuan Xuan and wants to talk. Ling Qiao wonders if Shi Guang actually abducted Xuan Xuan,  and he realizes that it’s a very bad thing. He then realizes that if Chen knows his identity than maybe he’s figured out Shi Guang’s as well.

The driver of the cab asks Chen if he’s done anything, and he tells him no and then asks him why. the cab driver tells him that the silver van has been following him. Chen tells him that he’s just scaring himself. Finally the cabby pulls over and asks him to leave because he’s worried about the van. He agrees and gets out. Sure enough the silver van stops and 2 men get out. Chen runs and uses his surroundings to get away for a bit, however he finally gets cornered. He’s preparing for his death when Ling Qiao comes in and saves him, and looks good while doing it. Chen thanks him for saving him.

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Chen arrives to Jing Zhi house with Yan zhi, which surprises her. She tells him that she sent Ling Qiao to pick him up, and asked if he passed him. Chen tells her he did meet with Ling Qiao but then met up with Yan Shi after. Yan Zhi asks Jing Zhi if what Chen is telling her is accurate, but she doesn’t speak up. Chen tells him that had he come earlier he would have seen a monster in person, he quickly back tracks and uses Ling Qiao’s name after Jing Zhi glares at him. Yan Zhi asks her to say something, but she tells him she has nothing to add. Chen explains that he knows who drained his blood 100 years ago and who also kidnapped Xuan Xuan. Jing Zhi tells them that they just found out about that.

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Ling Qiao goes to Shi Guang’s apartment and knocks, there is no answer. He gets into his apartment via the balcony. He looks around and finds the secret door and switch. He opens it and walks inside finding a fridge that once held his blood and an empty vial. He takes a little blood and his memories return to him.

He’s at home reading when he hear people running from the military huddled up against his door. The mother is telling the sun to go on without. Before the pair gets to a decision Ling Qiao opens the doors and brings them in before the solder see them. He show them to his backyard when 10+ families are already staying and a room is being cleared for them. He advises them that their rent will be taken out of their salary. They go to thank him but he tells him not to because Ling Qiao was the one to bring them and he has an excellent judge of character. Since the mother is excellent at embroidery and Lai Boa can help out at the shop as an errand boy. Lai Boa looks to where Ling Qiao had just been standing and he was already gone.

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Through the flashback we see that Ling Qiao, Lai Boa, and Lai Boa’s mother had a very good relationship for many years. When Lai Boa’s mother asks where Ling Qiao’s family is, he admits that they past away long ago. Lai Boa’s mother complains that family is very important, but thanks to him they are still alive. Lai Boa tells Ling Qiao that he will me his servant forever, and when he asks what will happen when he has a wife, he tells him he’ll ask her to also be his servant. Lia Boa’s mother tells Ling Qiao if there is ever anything that he needs in the future to just tell them.

For 10 years Ling Qiao watched Lai Boa grow up, and his mother grow older. They were all together when he bought his first camera. Lai Boa mentions that he had heard that cameras capture the soul, his mother tells him that Ling Qiao told them it only captures a picture, and he wouldn’t hurt them. Lai Boa asks how long a picture would last, and Ling Qiao tells him that if properly cared for it could lasts for more than a hundred years.

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Suddenly Lai Boa’s mother contracts tuberculosis and the doctor tells him there isn’t anything they can do. Lai Boa tries to beg him to get help from his American friends and he tells him that TB is very hard to cure. He tells him that it’s best just to make his mother comfortable.

Ling Qiao arrived back at Jing Zhi’s house while Yan Zhi and Chen are still there.


My Amazing Boyfriend Episode 25 Recap
My Amazing Boyfriend Episode 27 Recap
Otaku Talks Drama: My Amazing Boyfriend Spoilercast Part 1 (My podcast covering episodes 1-27)

She and Her Cat – Everything Flows-

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She and her cat is a short anime consisting of only 4 episode with a run time of 10ish minutes an episode. It’s also known as Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko: Everything Flow in japanese, it is a retelling of an anime by the same name from 1999.

This anime is cute and out of the box. The story is told by the cat, Daru, as her reflects back on his life with Miyu ever since she was young. The story hits all of the emotions throughout, and hits home for any animal owners. It’s a sweet story that depicts the love that we hope our animals feel for us.

Not only does it show how this cat feels for his owner, but it also shows that difficulty that young people need to go through to find themselves and to try and move forward. There are a lot of obstacles that are put in young peoples way before they can succeed.

Over all I likes this anime, though it’s short, it’s very sweet and powerful.