Huo Ting En asks Wei Fen Qing for her answer on the confession he made at the karaoke in Episode 9. Wei Fen Qing is unsure. It looks like it’s to do with finding her own person inferior to a better person like Meng Ru Xi.
The love triangle between Huo Ting En, Wei Fen Qing and Ah Wei is a major feature in this episode when Ah Wei comes in with a move that has Huo Ting En a little uncomfortable. It should really have troubled Huo Ting En a lot-a lot! But, he was shown to be pretty coolheaded about it. Yeah, he reacted really well, we thought!
We love a good love triangle. Love triangles make for great drama. So, we hope to see Ah Wei bring some more competition for Huo Ting En for at least just a bit more before he has to concede! :oP :oP
Episode 13 Recap
Both Meng Ru Xi and Wei Fen Qing struggle in the tasks that the other is strong in. Wei Fen Qing struggles with flower arranging and calligraphy writing and Meng Ru Xi struggles in cooking and cleaning. Both end up helping each other out. They switch and get the other’s task complete.
Wei Fen Qing and Meng Ru Xi have a talk afterwards. Wei Fen Qing hears Meng Ru Xi explain her reason for moving into the Huo household.
Meng Ru Xi:
“You must be feeling very troubled by me suddenly moving into the Huo household. I’m not aiming this at you. It’s just that if I don’t try I won’t be able to make peace with myself.”
“I’m not like you and him who can be glued together in the kitchen in the daytime. So, I moved in to give myself a chance and to also give Ting En a chance because he’s never truly interacted with me.”
Wei Fen Qing becomes compelled to tell Meng Ru Xi the truth about her and Huo Ting En’s fake engagement after she finds Meng Ru Xi indicating she truly likes Huo Ting En.
Huo Ting En has been in the background, listening. He stops Wei Fen Qing from letting Meng Ru Xi know of their fake engagement. He stops her with a call for her to finish wiping the windows then takes Wei Fen Qing away from Meng Ru Xi.
Huo Ting En:
“What did you promise me? Why aren’t you playing your part? You have to trust me. I said I would protect you. I will get rid of all the external criticism and judgment directed towards you. Just trust me.”
The brief talk with Meng Ru Xi seem to have affected Wei Fen Qing a bit when she suggests for them to terminate their fake engagement now by acting out a scene because, she explains to Huo Ting En, that she feels he has the right to like someone else. She seems to see Huo Ting En’s future to be one without her in it when she says that he’ll get married to someone else and have children with this other person.
Meng Ru Xi stops their private talk when she walks past to head out to take care of some things regarding her work. Wei Fen Qing tells Huo Ting En to give Meng Ru Xi a ride. He does what Wei Fen Qing asks after a bit of disagreement with the task that Wei Fen Qing pushes him to do.
Wei Fen Qing feels uncomfortable after sending Huo Ting En off with Meng Ru Xi. The words she speaks to herself after Huo Ting En heads out with Meng Ru Xi is uncertainty.
Wei Fen Qing:
“Ru Xi and Ting En will have a good time chatting with each other in the car. She’ll be very happy. It can be considered as having done a good deed then. That’s right. I did a good deed. But my heart, why does it feel sort of constricted?”
Wei Fen Qing heads to La Mure with lunch for Huo Ting En. Huo Ting En’s mother had told her off for not watching over him when she informed Huo Ting En’s mother he had gone out.
The visit brings Huo Ting En to take Wei Fen Qing to visit a bakery to learn about a bread called, Curry Lovers Bread.
A female customer had come in to cancel reservation made six months ago. The female customer cancels because her male friend isn’t able to accompany her to a dinner with her first love to whom she treated badly in the past. He’s to be accompanied by his wife. Wei Fen Qing attempts to change the female customer’s mind about cancelling by suggesting to her to find someone to replace her male friend. She looks to Huo Ting En to help the female customer out.
Wei Fen Qing:
“He’s her first love. First love! Isn’t the first love like eating a gourmet meal? Thinking about it, it always makes you feel warm and happy. Adding a bit of lemon flavour, it’s sour. Adding sugar, it’s so sweet it will make you dance around in happiness. But we can’t throw it out because it becomes food from the previous day that has become stinky and spoiled after the breakup.”
Huo Ting En says, he can, at best, offer help in the form of getting Peng Xiao Bin to play the role of the female customer’s boyfriend. He, himself, won’t act as the boyfriend. With regards to Wei Fen Qing’s thoughts on food from the previous night that gets thrown out from being spoiled, he shows there are such foods that can be useful to create something tasty. This is Curry Lovers Bread. Overnight curry can provide a richer curry taste. This is the item of food that Huo Ting En decides to serve the female customer, her first love and his wife. It’s an item of food that both she and her first love have eaten before. It is with the hope that it can recall their past memories.
With Peng Xiao Bin playing the role of boyfriend and Lovers Curry Bread served, the evening turns out as Huo Ting En and Wei Fen Qing hopes and all are able to move on from the past.
Huo Ting En:
“If you disregard your status as a fake fiancée, do you like me? And if I tell you right now that I really like you, would you go out with me? What is your answer?”
Huo Ting En asks Wei Fen Qing these questions after Wei Fen Qing responds to his first question of why she always has an uneasy and guilty look in her expression whenever she sees Meng Ru Xi. The answer she gives of comparing herself to green mangoes on the ground that are pulled down to allow those mangoes on the tree to absorb the nutrients, and telling him that Meng Ru Xi truly likes him and he’s causing her to suffer, Huo Ting En returns Wei Fen Qing these questions asking for her response to this second confession to her.
Wei Fen Qing avoids giving Huo Ting En her answer. She provides an excuse of wanting to have a good long chat with her mum after having not done so for so long. Huo Ting En wants to follow, but Wei Fen Qing tells him to not worry about it and leaves.
Huo Ting En:
“It’s okay. Take your time. I will wait for you.”
Wei Fen Qing spends some time out on the streets by herself thinking over Huo Ting En’s words and tries to understand why Huo Ting En likes her. She returns home and finds Ah Wei up on the rooftop.
Ah Wei is there having a few drinks by himself. Wei Fen Qing joins Ah Wei. She expresses her thoughts on Huo Ting En and Meng Ru Xi. She wonders if Huo Ting En truly likes her. The topic is one that makes Ah Wei show discomfort listening to it. He’d been drinking by himself prior to Wei Fen Qing joining him because of Wei Fen Qing choosing to remain as Huo Ting En’s fiancée. He offers Wei Fen Qing ideas to help her out with her problem, however.
“If you want to know if a guy really likes you, you’ll have to see if he gets jealous.”
Ah Wei asks Wei Fen Qing to follow his lead and trust the things he does to help her find her answer to her question of whether Huo Ting En really likes her.
Ah Wei gets to work on helping Wei Fen Qing on this matter after Wei Fen Qing falls asleep. What he does is a capture of a kiss between him and Wei Fen Qing and he sends it from Wei Fen Qing’s phone to Huo Ting En. This kiss Ah Wei captured is done with a finger placed inconspicuously between.
We hear Ah Wei express that the purpose of this test is to allow himself to know where he stands with Wei Fen Qing. In a phone conversation with Meng Ru Xi afterwards, he tells it’s also to prove to his father there is someone who likes him for not his family background but himself.
Jealousy isn’t quite the reaction that Huo Ting En has, but Huo Ting En is not comfortable at all with seeing the capture Ah Wei had sent to his phone for him to see. He immediately calls Wei Fen Qing to find out what’s going on. Of course, Ah Wei is the one who picks up the call and he is curt when Huo Ting En asks where Wei Fen Qing was. Huo Ting En gets the answer that Wei Fen Qing is at home. He heads over immediately to bring Wei Fen Qing back to his home. Ah Wei doesn’t let Huo Ting En do so without trying to stop him and directing him some strong words of warning.
“If she’s wronged in anyway whilst in your Huo household, or is hurt in anyway, I will surely go there and take her away. I will protect her. You’re able to understand this—no?”
As Huo Ting En takes Wei Fen Qing back home, she’s dreaming about a conversation with her father. She’s serving her dad her curry and talking to him about her happiness in the possibilities of opening her own restaurant serving curry and being able to protect her mum and Wei Cheng Yang.
Wei Fen Qing’s dad:
“My daughter, what I feel happiest about is not that you master curry or you understand curry. It’s also not that you open a restaurant. What Dad is most happiest about is that you continue to keep going. It’s because of you, I’m able to see a time that has already stopped for me. I’m able to see a future that I have wanted to see but will never be able to see. Thank you my little Fen Qing.”
We see Huo Ting En and Wei Fen Qing in the car the next morning. They’re parked outside the Huo residence. Huo Ting En had not wanted to disturb his grandma from heading in late at night and he wanted to protect Wei Fen Qing from being judged by his family for coming in drunk. A comment from Wei Fen Qing about whether it’s that he’s protecting her again has Huo Ting En answer her with saying protecting a person he likes is normal. He then asks Wei Fen Qing if she had thought about the answer to his question about whether she likes him or not. Wei Fen Qing isn’t able to provide an answer still.
Huo Ting En reveals his feelings about her being around Ah Wei:
Huo Ting En:
“Honestly, seeing you with that Ah Wei I feel a little… strange. But I know he’s your best friend. So it’s okay. I don’t want to pressure you. However, I will continue to wait for your answer.”
The episode ends with Huo Ting En and Wei Fen Qing heading into the Huo residence to join the family for breakfast. Meng Ru Xi has prepared a table full of food. She’s prepared Chinese and western breakfast food items. She’s also prepared Bayonne ham especially for Huo Ting En as she knows he doesn’t like bacon and scrambled eggs.
Kiss From Ah Wei
We thought Ah Wei looked so bad when he went to steal a kiss from Wei Fen Qing and then took a picture of it to send to Huo Ting En. Ah Wei has never come across to us as the kind of guy who does these sort of sneaky things. So, we were surprised by the act. Then we find out Ah Wei actually didn’t kiss Wei Fen Qing. He made sure he didn’t really kiss Wei Fen Qing by placing a finger between his lips and Wei Fen Qing’s. That’s the Ah Wei we know and like!
Huo Tian Zhi and Meng Ru Xi
There were hints throughout the series of the pairing, but this episode seems to give them some development that suggests there’s potential for them to be a pair. Huo Tian Zhi eats Meng Ru Xi’s not-very-tasty lunchbox that she had made for Huo Ting En, but didn’t give because Wei Fen Qing got to Huo Ting En with one before she did; Huo Tian Zhi and Meng Ru Xi cutely fight over strawberries at the poolside; and Huo Tian Zhi and Meng Ru Xi work to clean the floor together after being told off by Grandma Huo. We do like the two being a pair. They appear like a great match. So, all good if they end up as a couple!