Papa Yang's SHOCKFACE.
Shi De's SHOCKFACE.
Coincidence? I think not.
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EPISODE 18 RECAP
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE! The next morning, Shi De shows up at Feng Hua with a surprise present for his woo target: A HAMTARO! So cuteeeee. It took some cajoling for Yi Ru to accept it, but eventually she does.
At first, I was a teeny bit disappointed that it wasn't that ridiculously cute dog from the opening theme, but Shi De's allergies to pets about made up for it. (Well, I lie. It more than made up for it.)
Because it makes him scratch himself.
Sexy personified! (Uh, it was in my mind, but somehow I ended up with this screenshot.)
Our hero is so proactive today, first hamster and now a meeting with his future in-law. Out of his own accord, might I add. First thing he does, he apologizes for having browbeat Yi Ru. Papa Yang forgives him in a second, although...
You want my honest opinion? Dad has heard from Aunt and he knows the reason why he's detest lies, but Shi De's unbending ways is a serious concern for him. "Not only will it hurt others, it will hurt you too."
Papa Yang: "Mr. Lan, I'm not you. I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel when you got conned. But what I know is, my daughter's sorrow during this incident. I'm a selfish father, I only want my daughter to be happy."When she cries, let it be tears of happiness, not sorrow. Shi De takes a deep bow and admits he was wrong. He understands Dad's predicament - he knows, it's all his fault, he had this coming. But...
Shi De: "Please believe me. I will fix my personality, and meet your expectations. I'll make her happy, I'll give her joy. I hope you'll be able to accept me."HOW CAN YOU SAY NO TO THAT EARNEST FACE. HOW.
After a hard day's work, Shi De meets up with Qi Ming, bonding over espressos as they laugh about hamtaro ("It's got a name now. Dou Dou.") This is pseudo friendship is so disconcerting, I had to take a minute to let it sink in.
Shi De asks the Love Guru for his next move, but before Qi Ming helps him, he makes sure he's sincere.
Qi Ming: "You won't back out no matter what?"
Shi De: "I won't back out no matter what. No matter how long it takes... I'll wait for her."
Qi Ming: "In this world, many are in over their heads. They only know how to talk the walk, but can you walk the talk?"
Shi De: "I can."And that concludes it. Qi Ming recommends a restaurant that has dishes Yi Ru will like, and Shi De thanks him. Though when he leaves, with a smirk he says to himself, "So you won't back out no matter what? That's just because you haven't experience one of her punches. If you had it'll be three steps back, and you'd wish you had hide yourself sooner."
Yi Ru lovingly plays with her new pet. Dad's face light up too, until he hears that Shi De's the one who gave it to her. Dad's worried and asks her what she thinks of Mr. Lan.
Finally, she opens up. It's complicated, she says. It's true that their time in Boracay was great, and her heart wavered. Even after coming back to Taiwan, he was so nice. But after that, a lot of things happened... her heart no longer skips a beat at the thought of him.
Fair enough, she has forgiven him, but clearly has not forgotten. At least Show has given us a reason, you have no idea how much hulksmashing I did in the past couple of episodes.
Dad grabs one of her soft toys - it's a present Qi Ming gave her on their first date. *nudge nudge* Papa Yang pimps Qi Ming - he'd rather her choose him out of the two. Sure, dad. Because the way to your daughter's happiness is to let her marry a guy who'd cheat on her.
But Yi Ru says she won't choose either of them, she wants to focus on her work right now. Dad tells her to not lead Shi De on. She agrees.
(Dou dou, don't you lose to that soft toy now. JUDGEMENTAL TOY IS JUDGING YOU.)
P.S: If you're reading this, Ahn, I've finally located the squishing sound - it's Papa Yang's slippers. If I'm not wrong, they're the generic brown kind that makes fart sounds when worn. It's super addictive :D