Episode 09 Recap

Zhong Yu Tang realises Ji Wen Kai has been supporting her in the background and Ji Wen Kai is in a good mood after he receives the toy car Zhong Yu Tang won for him. But Wang Zi Yu brings on a fight between them when Wang Zi Yu manages to constantly be a step ahead of Ji Wen Kai and he loses his cool.

Zhong Yu Tang realises Ji Wen Kai has been helping her with Mei Mei in the background.

Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot

It’s during the meeting with the Yours chairwoman, Ping-jie, to give an update on the progress of Mei Mei that Zhong Yu Tang comes to know of what Ji Wen Kai has been doing work in the background for her. After Ping-jie praises Zhong Yu Tang on being a girl with ideas and insight, Ping-jie brings Ji Wen Kai into their conversation. “It’s no wonder he admires you like he does,” she says. This brings the meeting Zhong Yu Tang had with Ping-jie at a café to her mind. It brings her to curiously ask Ping-jie whether she was referring to the same certain someone she had referred to in that conversation. Ping-jie confirms she was. She then gives more clues on Ji Wen Kai being the person she was talking about before automatically answering Zhong Yu Tang’s uncertain thoughts. “This person has a foul mouth, what he says isn’t what he feels, and he loves to act cold when in actual fact he cares a lot and is extremely nervous. That’s right. It’s the person you are currently thinking of in your mind. Kai Kai, he’s very accurate with seeing people. However, you are the first person he’s praised.”

Ji Wen Kai likes you, Miao Ai Sha says.

The knowledge Zhong Yu Tang has just acquired from Ping-jie has her confused. She gives a call to her best friend, Wang Hai Di, to ask her for some time for a chat to figure things out. However, her friend suddenly becomes unable to meet up with her because of work. The person giving her help with this matter concerning Ji Wen Kai is Miao Ai Sha.

Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot

After feeling uncomfortable beginning and Miao Ai Sha giving a push forward, Zhong Yu Tang begins telling Miao Ai Sha her problem of a person (Ji Wen Kai) making things difficult for her, but also secretly helping her and praising her. This person also goes to the extent of buying her favourite things to eat. He likes to keep up with her whereabouts as well as tell her his schedule—what is this person thinking? Zhong Yu Tang asks Miao Ai Sha. Miao Ai Sha tells Zhong Yu Tang that what she is hearing already provides a very obvious answer; and she feels Zhong Yu Tang should be very clear about it as well. However, Zhong Yu Tang tells Miao Ai Sha she isn’t clear about it at all. She also doesn’t know how to decide when this person has moods that are sudden and changes from this to that.

“It’s simple,” Miao Ai Sha begins. “This person likes you.”

Zhong Yu Tang is surprised by Miao Ai Sha’s view of the situation. She isn’t convinced that what she has understood the situation as was the case when his actions don’t reflect it. Miao Ai Sha tells her that understanding his actions is not the important thing. It’s her feelings towards this person that is more important. “Do you like him?” Miao Ai Sha asks Zhong Yu Tang. When Zhong Yu Tang gets stumped by the question, Miao Ai Sha tells her the signs that can tell her she does like him:

“You will probably have dreams about him. Also, like this other person, you will pay attention to what he likes and fulfill the want.” Zhong Yu Tang appear to tick all the boxes when her mind fills with the time she dreamt about Ji Wen Kai kissing her and winning the car for him.

Miao Ai Sha gives Zhong Yu Tang further ways to tell whether she likes him: “If you still can’t decide, then be a little braver and find a chance to be closer to the person. When you encounter a detestable person of the opposite sex who comes very close to you, you will feel uncomfortable from head to toe. On the contrary, if the person you like leans in very close to you, your heart will beat fast, but you don’t escape. If you accidentally bump into the person you like, it’s possible you’ll want to just remain at his side.” Again, Zhong Yu Tang seems to tick all the boxes when images of Ji Wen Kai being close to her and leaning into her sees her remaining in position.

Miao Ai Sha tells Zhong Yu Tang to do well in holding onto a person who she likes her also because it’s not easy to be able to find a person who makes your her heart beat and it’s very fortunate when the other person likes you as well.

Ji Wen Kai’s mood is upbeat the morning after Zhong Yu Tang gives him the toy car she won for him.

Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot

Ji Wen Kai receives the toy car Zhong Yu Tang won for him. He received it when Zhong Yu Tang made her leave to head home after he pointed out to Zhong Yu Tang that she hadn’t retrieved a bag still sitting on the sofa and she told him it was for him. This gift from Zhong Yu Tang that put Ji Wen Kai in a good mood for the day, he hides the fact of liking it. When he took the elevator ride up to his floor with Zhong Yu Tang, he told her it was the wrong model and colour. But he does thank her for the gift in the end.

This gift from Zhong Yu Tang puts Ji Wen Kai in a good mood. There’s a bounce in his actions and a smile on his face as he looks over and approves documents in his office. It seems to be unusual to Miao Ai Sha when she expresses her observation. “CEO, your mood is particularly good today.” It’s that every department is performing well and their performance is pleasing to the eye, he explains, not explaining his good mood as being due to Zhong Yu Tang.

Come evening, Ji Wen Kai is annoyed. Wang Zi Yu is a step ahead. And he continues to be in the following days. He brings on a fight to occur between Ji Wen Kai and Zhong Yu Tang.

Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot

Ji Wen Kai had been made aware of Wang Zi Yu’s threatening presence by Meng He after she told Zhong Yu Tang to return back to their office after providing an update on their Mei Mei project in his office and remained behind to speak to Ji Wen Kai to find out the progress between him and Zhong Yu Tang—whether they have kissed from the time her neighborhood fortune teller predicted a kiss within a month between them. When she gathered things had not progressed between them, she handed Ji Wen Kai a folder with a note of warning:

“Be careful of Wang Zi Yu. Don’t let him become the obstacle between you and Yu Tang.”

The warning Meng He gives comes about from the visit Wang Zi Yu made to her Sales Team 3 office a brief time ago. His visit came with a shout of breakfast for the team. Unlike her colleagues in Sales Team 3 who was excited and gathered around Wang Zi Yu at the lounge area of Sales Team 3, Meng He remained at her desk. When Wang Zi Yu went to her and asked if she was going to eat and whether the reason for not eating was that there wasn’t something she liked to eat, she provided a biting response of being able to eat anything, but it’s that she was concerned Sales Team 3 will owe too many favours for eating the food he hands to them. When Wang Zi Yu told Zhong Yu to not refuse him getting her something for her voice when Zhong Yu Tang coughed whilst she discussed about using a blind test as a marketing strategy for Mei Mei, Meng He expressed extreme concern with the care Wang Zi Yu was directing towards Zhong Yu Tang.

Immediately after reading the note of warning, Ji Wen Kai scoffs—seemingly, he finds it absurd. It’s either that, or it’s a display of annoyance at the thought of Wang Zi Yu. Ji Wen Kai heeds to the warning very soon after. He sends a message to Zhong Yu Tang that tells her to wait for him after work. He wants her to take a ride with him and go to his house to clean.

But Wang Zi Yu still manages to take Zhong Yu Tang away from him even with the appointment when the collaboration between Mei Mei and Shinway forces Ji Wen Kai to agree to allow Zhong Yu Tang to reschedule the cleaning to the next day so she can head to Wang Zi Yu to take up the opportunity to visit Shinway’s research lab to understand more about the egg shell essence that will help her with the report on the progress of the Mei Mei project she was soon to give to Yours.

He’s beaten by Wang Zi Yu in taking Zhong Yu Tang and Sales Team 3 out for a meal after the meeting with Yours. Ji Wen Kai had told Miao Ai Sha he had wanted to head down to the office of Sales Team 3 for the purpose of taking them out for a meal whilst getting a report on how the meeting with Yours went. However, it seems the time may have been to give Zhong Yu Tang a gift that he seemingly bought for her when Miao Ai Sha brings in a small parcel for Ji Wen Kai and he pulls out a small box. (Scenes of Wang Zi Yu helping Zhong Yu Tang with keeping her hair away from the bowl of food below her as Ji Wen Kai looked at the box he held in his hand seem to suggest suggests the item inside is a hair accessory.)

Unfortunately for Ji Wen Kai, he finds the office of Sales Team 3 empty when Zhong Yu Tang and Sales Team 3 are seen out with Wang Zi Yu at a Japanese restaurant.

Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot

Wang Zi Yu doesn’t manage to get a second meeting with Zhong Yu Tang the next evening when he asks her if she wants to have dinner at a Japanese restaurant that has a really good rice omelette. She declines this time, saying she needs to head to Ji Wen Kai’s in the evening. But Wang Zi Yu beats Ji Wen Kai in giving a gift of a hair tie to Zhong Yu Tang to tie her hair with—a gift that Wang Zi Yu gives standing outside Ji Wen Kai’s home. Ji Wen Kai had been happy as he cooked Zhong Yu Tang’s favourite foods, but comes to be brimming with fury when he sees Wang Zi Yu take Zhong Yu Tang’s hand to bring the hair tie around her right wrist.

Misunderstanding begins when Ji Wen Kai looks away too soon and misses Zhong Yu Tang stopping Wang Zi Yu helping her with getting the hair tie through to her wrist when she snaps her hand away, takes the hair tie and places it on the left wrist.

The evening resumes. Ji Wen Kai tells himself to be composed before Zhong Yu Tang enters. But his struggle to be composed comes to the surface when Zhong Yu Tang keeps speaking positively about Wang Zi Yu as she talks about the speedy progress of Mei Mei.

The talk is coming off as praise towards Wang Zi Yu in Ji Wen Kai’s ears; however, Zhong Yu Tang’s rambling about Wang Zi Yu is a display of her own struggle in finding answers to Ji Wen Kai’s confusing gestures—one that look to be to confirm (or reject) Miao Ai Sha’s view of Ji Wen Kai liking her. She had kicked herself for moving the topic onto Wang Zi Yu and Yours after Ji Wen Kai gave her the opportunity to discuss and find answers after he speaks of remembering her saying she wanted to ask him something during the phone conversation he had with her earlier in the day—one he made to find out where Sales Team 3 had gone when he found it empty—but retreated from.

Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot

Ji Wen Kai becomes very irritated when his own actions of warning Zhong Yu Tang of her hair getting into her bowl of food below brings Zhong Yu Tang to using Wang Zi Yu’s hair tie to get her hair out of the way. He tries many times to get Zhong Yu Tang to take the hair tie off during dinner—he says she looks better with her hair down, but Zhong Yu Tang simply takes the compliment.

Ultimately, Ji Wen Kai loses his cool. A full-blown fight occurs between them when Zhong Yu Tang continues to wear Wang Zi Yu’s hair tie as she cleaned. Ji Wen Kai, not getting anywhere with getting Wang Zi Yu’s hair tie off from around Zhong Yu Tang’s hair, he tells her to stop cleaning and go home. The situation escalates to puzzles pieces being thrown after Zhong Yu Tang finds the small white box (presumably a hair accessory and one for Zhong Yu Tang) on the countertop and Ji Wen Kai’s anger has him toss the box into the trash and chucking pieces of puzzles onto the table for Zhong Yu Tang to retrieve. “These are jigsaw puzzles. For a period of time, you don’t need to come,” he says. Zhong Yu Tang is offended and hurt: “You really are someone who can’t be reasoned. And I thought you had an interest in me. I really am crazy.” Zhong Yu Tang takes off her apron, sweeps up the puzzles and brings it into her grasp. Hurt and angry, she says— “I’m someone who don’t take advantage of people. If it’s mine, it’s mine. If it isn’t…” Zhong Yu Tang brings her arm up and chucks the pieces of puzzles into Ji Wen Kai’s face, “…I won’t take a slice of it!”

Both Ji Wen Kai and Zhong Yu Tang seem to regret their actions later on when they attempt to apologise through a message. But both don’t end up sending their message, concerned about how they sound.

Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot
Refresh Man, Ep 09 Screenshot

The next day, Ji Wen Kai waits outside Zhong Yu Tang’s home with breakfast. He’s there to apologise. However, he becomes frustrated and leaves when, once more, he finds Zhong Yu Tang walking to meet up with Wang Zi Yu who is there to take her to work. “This is a waste of time,” Ji Wen Kai says before starting up his car and drives off. As his car passes by Zhong Yu Tang, she spots the car and Ji Wen Kai.

Thoughts

Wow, that whole hair tie situation really went out of hand! That fight came about from such a small thing, but very likely and believable! We thought seeing Ji Wen Kai chucking all those puzzle pieces onto the table for Zhong Yu Tang to retrieve was scary—nope! Watching Zhong Yu Tang chuck the puzzle pieces at Ji Wen Kai’s face was scary! He shouldn’t have gotten angry. But it was coming. Wang Zi Yu really was always around Zhong Yu Tang in this episode. There was not one time he didn’t make an appearance. Wang Zi Yu was either personally there or he made an appearance through being talked about. Yeah, it was an explosion that was just waiting to happen.

We didn’t get to see what was inside that box and confirm it was a hair tie. We wonder if it will appear again like have Zhong Yu Tang find it. We actually want to see what sort of a hair tie design Ji Wen Kai would choose—that is, if it is a hair tie.

What a cute opening scene! We like the cute reaction Ji Wen Kai had towards Zhong Yu Tang’s embarrassment after she said she needed to go back home because her dad called. Ji Wen Kai was in the background pointing to the bags he told Zhong Yu Tang she forgot to take with her as she stood facing away from him embarrassed and asking herself why she was lying on top of him. After Zhong Yu Tang told Ji Wen Kai the bag she left was for him, we hear Ji Wen Kai say, “She even has such a cute side.” The way he watched Zhong Yu Tang and said that line was so cute!

Their next scene where they bump into each other at the elevator in the morning as they head to their floors, we found it very interesting. It was just interesting to see that there are employees in the company who are afraid to ride in the same elevator with Ji Wen Kai. We forget how important Ji Wen Kai actually is when we’ve seen him coming off as quite a normal person, especially when this scene came off from that morning scene which made him look cute and not scary like those employees who didn’t want to ride the same elevator as their CEO made him appear to be.

We love how Ji Wen Kai used the tongue twister to skip answering Zhong Yu Tang’s question about the squid pieces and toys in his kitchen cupboard. He just came out of nowhere with it and it was really funny. We also like that he says it again in a message after a rather more serious message of thanking her for the toy car she gave him. That additional message with the tongue twister was so playfully cute! Ji Wen Kai is definitely such a cute character! Love!

We seemed to have jumped the gun with the toy car we thought Zhong Yu Tang won. From the way Ji Wen Kai says how the car that Zhong Yu Tang gave to Ji Wen Kai in the present time was neither the right model nor the right colour, it makes us think that maybe Zhong Yu Tang didn’t win that yellow toy car. With the toys in the cupboard and the squid pieces, we also thought Zhong Yu Tang figured out about them. But the scenes in this episode show that Zhong Yu Tang didn’t really have any clue that Ji Wen Kai is doing things for her until she got told he was by Ping-jie. We’re thinking it’s how the scenes come in and how they flow that we’re seemingly jumping the gun with these small details. We also feel we’re getting confused with the flashback scenes like the squid pieces and the toys falling from the cupboard when we seem to not be able to tell whether the scenes are showing the character’s thoughts or are just reminders of past events that the episode is trying to remind us of so we can see what the current topic is for the scene.

There was more development of the past story of Zhong Yu Tang and Ji Wen Kai. In this flashback, we see Zhong Yu Tang crying because her mother was no longer with her and her family. Ji Wen Kai appears—something that Zhong Yu Tang indicate it as the first time in a while when she says he finally is willing to appear before her. We then hear Ji Wen Kai say he promised Zhong Yu Tang’s mother to take care of. We’re stabbing in the dark, but this flashback seems to indicate to us that this may be the event that was the reason Ji Wen Kai relocated. Guess, we’ll see if that is the case later on when more flashbacks of the past tell more of the story.

This episode was really good. The cliffhanger is interesting. We can’t tell what’s going to happen just going by the cliffhanger. We’re very curious to know what the outcome is towards Ji Wen Kai’s words of ‘not wasting time’. Is it just in the heat of the moment that he said those words where nothing will come from it or will he really not waste his time anymore on the whole thing with Wang Zi Yu and Zhong Yu Tang? We’re thinking it’s him just not wanting to waste time for the current situation and he said it out of anger. There’s no way Ji Wen Kai will give up. He did promise Zhong Yu Tang’s mother to look after Zhong Yu Tang. We’ll find out soon enough when we get to Episode 10, we guess! :oP :oP.

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