Tuesday, 6 March 2018

#41: Heavy Sweetness Ash-Like Frost & Life updates!

    Dear readers,

    Thanks so much for all your lovely emails and comments! I wanted to write a short update to state that I have been away because of serious health issues. I'm better now, but still a huge distance away I think from functioning in a way I would like.

   I really do plan on updating my fictions! Actually on that note, I realised from one of the comments that there is a mis-conception that BeautyVang on wattpad is me because she has posted my stories there. She is NOT me. I actually have an account "decembi" on wattpad but never really used it. Thanks for notifying me though - I have messaged BeautyVang and hope she takes down the stories on her own accord.

  I really do miss writing and translating though. I'm hoping that I will be able to write some entries on the upcoming Heavy Sweetness Ash-Like Frost Drama (I got the gif above from the weibo (like a chinese twitter) account of the drama). I think it's surreal that the drama has 60 episodes (I mean seriously - Heavy Sweetness is not really known for its plot right?), and hope that it will be half as enjoyable as Eternal Love - Ten Thousand Miles of Peach Blossom.

  I really really want to thank everyone for not forgetting me and for sending such heartfelt emails to me. It's amazing that I still have fans of my translations when I have not translated for so long, and I really appreciate that people seem to enjoy my translating style and commentary (haha). That was why I started translating in the first place - just so I could excitedly discuss a story I love with more people.

  Well, hopefully as I gain strength, I will start reading again and see if I can find stuff to translate. I don't want to give false hope, but I really will try to continue my fictions but it's really largely dependent on the state of my health. I promise though that you won't be left hanging. In the worst case scenario, I will write a summary of the plot so you will know what is meant to happen. I don't think it will reach such a situation though, it may take a while but I definitely can write the story.

  Sending my love to everyone! Now, I'm going to try and reply the comments...



  1. First time poster (and, actually, still fairly new to C-Novels, but falling madly in love thanks to your translations!). I found your blog when Ten Thousands Miles of Peachblossoms aired, but ended up reading your translation for Heavy Sweetness instead. It was my first Chinese novel, and after that, I was hooked.

    Glad to hear you're doing better and hope that things will only continue to get even better for you!

  2. Hey decembi, Dian Xian wrote a new epilogue for the drama adaptation. I was confused when I saw some unfamiliar scenes in the trailers until I read that it's from a new epilogue, so I tracked it down asap!

    link @ https://tieba.baidu.com/p/4533323512

    a scene of the new epilogue (I LOVE IT!!!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dIH3CRE3R8

    60eps sounds a lot, but once you get a taste of Deng Lun, I bet you won't think 60 eps is enough, hehe. He's my new obsession!!! Watch Because of You and Dad, Where Are We Going season 5. He's awesome!!! I didn't know who he was until recently, but I'm really glad he was chosen for the role of Xu Feng.

    And OMG, this clip of him singing!!♥♥♥ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuuIWSt1124

    I don't know if he sang in Ode to Joy 2, but I still died from this, lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hnPojeTjD0

    1. lidge, me too. Deng Lun is my new obsession after I started watching him in Heavy Sweetness.
      He caught my attention in Princess Agent although he was only a supporting actor. I'd thought he is a splitting image of Henry, the musically gifted Taiwanese Canadian who was once with Super Junior ( Mandarin).
      Deng Lun is not particularly good looking but he has a smouldering charm which is a killer.

  3. hello decembi ! good to hear form you. have been checking your blog here since you last posted. may the good lord protect and guide you in your process of recovery. take care ..

  4. I cannot wait for this drama to air! I don't mind the 60 episodes since I love yang zi and deng lun. I'm sure they'll have to expand on some minor characters and incorporate the epilogues but after reading the new epilogue I'm looking forward to some new material. I too found your blog through your translations of heavy sweetness ashlike frost. It's introduced me to the world of Chinese novels. Thank you for all your hard work. I wish you all the best in your recovery.

  5. Hello!

    I hope that you re recovering well and regaining your strength. Take it slow, health comes first!

    Looking forward to reading your blog as always. ^^


  6. hi decembi, so glad to hear from you. happy that you are getting better. I'm a big fan of chinese novels thanks to you. i often visit your blog.. i'm totally hooked and in love with every stories and character..i cannot put into words how reading your blog saved me from depression, haha! thank you so much!

  7. Bless you and your translations!! Get better soon :D

  8. hey hey decembi,

    long time no see.. well, not sure if you remembered me lol. I havent been commenting for a long time..

    How are you lately? Hope you are doing well.

    I am actually looking forward to Heavy Sweetness coz it has one of my fav actor (Deng Lun!!!). I have been waiting for it for a long time ^_^. From those trailers, OST songs, it looks good...and angsty. It is going to air this month!!! finally!!!!

    Are you going to watch it?

  9. الشركة تمتلك خبرة كبيرة ومعرفة تامة بكافة الحشرات التي تعيش بمدينة الرياض ونمتلك كافة المبيدات اللازمة للقضاء عليها ونحن بقسم شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض نهتم باقتناء احدث المبيدات المستعملة على الصعيد العالمي حيث نضمن باستيرادها افضل جودة لخدمتنا ونشكل جلسات عمل علي يد مختصين للتوعية واعطاء التعليمات الخاصة باستخدام المبيدات كل نوع منها على حدا لانها تمتاز بتنوع كبير وطرق استخدام مختلفة ونتائج ايضآ مختلفة.
    شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالرياض

  10. هل تبحث عن شركة متخصصة فى خدمات التنظيف بالطائف بافضل المعدات والسوائل وثقة تمة فى العمل ودقة فى النتائج كل هذه المميزت توفرها شركة الخليج الشركة الافضل والامثل فى الخدمات المنزلية بالطائف وبما اننا الشركة الافضل والامثل بدون منافس سوف نسعى لتوفر افضل الخدمات باقل تكلفة وبقدر كبير من الاهتمام والدقة عزيزى اينما كنت فى اى منطقة ا وحى تابع لمدينة الطائف اتصل بنا وسوف نصلك فى الحال شركة الخليج للخدمات المنزلية شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف فلل بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف
    شركة تسليك مجارى بالطائف
    شركة رش مبيدات بالطائف
    شركة مكافحة نمل ابيض بالطائف
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالطائف
    شركة عزل اسطح بالطائف
    شركة عزل خزانات بالطائف

  11. Hi All :) I'm a big fan of c-novels and the xianxia genre, especially those with a female protagonist (not so much a big fan of the male oriented ones with harems....) so I thought I'd try my hand at writing one myself. If you guys have time please check it out here on Wattpad. The story is about a fox spirit and a dragon prince and it is a romance as well as an adventure/fantasy story: https://www.wattpad.com/story/155262992-blood-of-the-fox.Thanks for reading!

  12. Hope your health gets better. Thankyou for all your translation works. Myself who loves HSALF novel, was suprised with the C drama adaptation. I would say as a 20 to 25 episodes drama it would work- as 50 episode means it would drag. Fingers crossed on that and the chemistry. Would love to read your impressions when it airs next weel. For now, take k

  13. I hope you gain your strength soon and can't wait to set your work!!

  14. Decembi! I hope you are in good health. I'm watching Heavy Sweetness and thought of you so I dropped by to say hello. I am squeeing like a giddy teenager watching our trio Jinmi Night and Phoenix in live action. I think it's safe to say you can watch this adaptation of your baby with ease. No butchering to be found so far!

  15. Wholeheatedlyedly agree with above comments from Hamster428, sigh of relief for sure that it didn't become something so different from the novel. Gahhh the drama adaptation, it is so good, glad the author had input with the script. But 60 episodes, worried it may become too draggy and hair pulling frustration for viewers hehehehe, I am re-reading your blog again for the 5th time!! Really do hope they include all of the epilogues as the last arc was so bittersweet in the novel, but these epilogue took us back to the more cute, angst-free love between XF and JM. Decembi, wishing you all the best, get well quickly and hope to get more updates on your blog and your thoughts on this beloved cnovel turned drama!! Sary

  16. Decembi, hope you are doing well and taking care of yourself. Just wanted to drop in and say that I've always enjoyed both your translations and your original stories. Thanks for sharing something so wonderful to the rest of us and I hope you're enjoying the adaptation of 'Heavy Sweetness' as much as I am! Wish you the best wherever you are and whatever you're doing ♡

  17. Decembi, I am so grateful I stumble across your blog accidentally when I was searching for translations of 10 Miles of Peach Blossom. Your fantastic translation on Heavy Sweetness made me watch the drama and I am so thankful for that.
    It made me a new fan of Deng Lun. He made the romantic Phoenix come alive for me.

  18. Thank you for translating!! I really enjoy it
    By the way what do you think of the drama ? :)

  19. Have you watched it? How do you like main leads?

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  21. تبحث عن شركة متخصصة فى خدمات التنظيف بالدمام بافضل المعدات والسوائل وثقة تمة فى العمل ودقة فى النتائج كل هذه المميزت توفرها شركة الجنرال الشركة الافضل والامثل فى الخدمات المنزلية بالدمام وبما اننا الشركة الافضل والامثل بدون منافس سوف نسعى لتوفر افضل الخدمات باقل تكلفة وبقدر كبير من الاهتمام والدقة عزيزى اينما كنت فى اى منطقة ا وحى تابع لمدينة الدمام اتصل بنا وسوف نصلك فى الحال شركة االجنرال للخدمات المنزلية
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام

    شركة تسليك مجاري بالدمام

    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام

    شركه تنظيف منازل بالدمام ومجالس وكنب وشقق

    شركه مكافحه نمل ابيض بالدمام بافضل المبيدات

    شركه تنظيف مجالس وكنب بالدمام بافضل مواد التنظييف

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      شركه نقل عفش بالرياض بافضل سيارات النقل

      شركه تنظيف منازل بالرياض وتنظيف مجالس وكنب

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  22. I am a first time reader of your blog and binge read all your completed translations and fiction. I was so engaged I read til 1 in the morning! Thank you for the care and thought you put into these translations. Your passion shows through and it enriched my reading experience exponentially. I appreciate this labor of love. I am certainly one of the people you touched. I hope your health and life improves. Thank you again; it was a pleasure reading your blog.

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