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来自水星的男人 Lai Zhi Shui Xing De Nan Ren THE GENTLEMEN Ch 8 TV Show



SHOW INTRODUCTION:

The story revolves around three brothers who grew up in a male-dominant family and all inherited a chauvinistic streak from their father. Eldest brother Zhang Nai Ping (Chen Han Wei) aspires to be his own boss but he suffers many setbacks in his career and his marriage.

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His wife Zhou Hui Min (Cynthia Koh) cannot tolerate his chauvinism, they eventually divorced. In a twist of event, Nai Ping chanced upon a business opportunity in confinement food catering. Second brother Zhang Nai Liang (Pierre Png) suffers from ear disease which leads to migraine and had to give up his passion in ballet.




He conducts ballet classes for children instead, but a parent accused him of behaving inappropriately towards her daughter… The youngest brother Zhang Nai Wei (Aloysius Pang) graduates from the arts school specializing in fashion design. However, his lack of social skills and introvert nature hinders his chances at job interviews.

He had his lucky break when the CEO of a fashion company employs him, but his happiness is short-lived when he discovers he has to design women lingerie. The three brothers find themselves in professions that contradict their chauvinistic nature, can they put aside their prejudice and be successful in their career?

SHOW TIME:
Weekdays on Channel 8
Debuts 9 Aug 2016 from 9:00 - 10:00 PM


CAST & CREW:


Chen Hanwei as  Zhang Naiping
Zhang Nailiang and Zhang Naiyi's elder brother
Confinement nanny    



Pierre Png as Zhang Nailiang
Zhang Naiping and Zhang Naiyi's second brother
Ballet teacher  

 
Aloysius Pang as Zhang Naiyi
Zhang Naiping and Zhang Zhang Nailiang's younger brother
Fashion designer, later a undergarment designer  
Cynthia Koh as Zhang Naiping's wife
Zhang Nailiang and Zhang Naiyi's sister-in-law  

Paige Chua as Su Meidai
Undergarment company chairman
Zhang Naiyi's secret admirer  
Carrie Wong as Wang Kaixin
Works at the undergarments company
In love with Zhang Naiyi  
Jin Yinji as
Zhang Naiping, Zhang Nailiang and Zhang Naiyi's mother   


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The three Zhang brothers come from a family of male chauvinists. Zhang Naiping, the eldest, runs a maid agency. He and his wife, Zou Huimin, are in the midst of divorce proceedings. The second brother, Zhang Nailiang, is a ballet dancer, while the youngest, Zhang Naiyi, is a students at an arts school. The family is at Naiyi’s graduation ceremony. N

aiping and Nailiang quarrel over a seat and are sent out of the auditorium. Their mother, He Zhaodi, bemoans the death of her husband, Zhang Weida, who passed away half a year ago. She is sad he is not at Naiyi’s graduation. Nailiang idolises Xu Ruoqi, a dancer. When she picks him for an audition, he is elated.

Naiping comes across a maid while she is being abused. Annoyed by the arrogance of the employer, he gets into a brawl with him. They settle their dispute at a police station. Caught up with her job as an insurance agent, Huimin pays no attention to Naiping’s injuries. She reminds him to tell Zhaodi about their divorce as soon as possible. Nailiang rents a place on his own. He is confident he will audition successfully and get to join Ruoqi in New York.

Naiyi was traumatised by a man with red nails when he was young. Since then, he has had a fear of women whose nails are painted red. Naiyi forgets to retrieve his ATM card after withdrawing money. Sally, who is in the queue behind him, chases after him to return his card. He goes berserk when he sees her red nails and hides in a lingerie shop.

The lingerie shop owner is Wang Shengyi. His daughter, Wang Kaixin, is nicknamed Princess A Class for her flat chest. She is able to tell the customer’s bra cup size by just looking at them. Naiping does not wish to divorce his wife but is too proud to admit it. On his way to the audition, Nailiang notices Su Meidai, who shooting a print advertisement.

Watching her pose seductively while clad only in sexy lingerie, Nailiang trips over a cable. Meidai falls onto him, and the shoot is halted. During the audition, Nailing becomes dizzy and faints while dancing. A debt collector turns up at Naiping’s office.

Naiping refuses to entertain him, as it was his business partner, Gary, who obtained the loan. The debt collector vandalises the office. Naiyi reports for work at a fashion design company. Sally happens to be one of his colleagues, and tries to return his ATM card. He is so traumatised by her red nails that he spills his beverage.

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Depressed, the three brothers wonder aimlessly on the same street, but they do not notice each other. Gary uses the company’s name to borrow a large sum of money and absconds. Naiping is forced to take on the debt. Due to the circumstances of the audition, Nailiang does not qualify to join Ruoqi in New York.

Naiyi is fired on his first day of work. He spots Nailiang and confides in him. Nailiang encourages him to overcome his psychological hangups. The two brothers then notice Naiping, who has not shared his predicament on account of pride. Naiping’s daughter, Jingrou, lets slip that Naiping and Huimin are going through a divorce.


Zhaodi, who is hoping to have a grandson, is upset. She has a talk with Huimin and attempts to save the marriage. Huimin insists she can no longer tolerate Naiping’s chauvinism. Naiyi tries to overcome his fear of red nails but to no avail. At a shopping centre, he helps to catch a molester and almost falls from a building.

Meidai, who happens to be sporting red nails, rescues him. Not only does he not show fear, he is attracted to her smile. Meidai is the manager of the bra design department of a clothing company. Her superior, Tim, is dissatisfied with their work, and Meidai has to recall her staff over the weekend.

Naiyi wonders why he is indifferent to Meidai’s red nails. Nailiang is sure it must be because he has fallen for her. He suggests Naiyi should think about Meidai whenever he sees red nails. Naiyi follows his brother’s suggestion and is overjoyed to realise he has overcome his fear.

Plagued by fainting spells, Nailiang goes for a medical checkup. He is diagnosed with Meniere’s , and is advised to give up ballet. He is certain his illness was sparked by Meidai knocking him onto the ground and thus bears a resentment against her.



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Huimin remembers Zhaodi’s advise to consider their child and decides to give Naiping another chance. He is overjoyed. At the same time, he finds another business partner, one willing to invest in the business, and is relieved. Nailiang is forced to quit dancing due to his condition. However, he lies to his troupe members that he is going to join a Germany dance troupe overseas.

Zhaodi goes to dance classes at a community centre and Nailiang pays her a visit there. She is proud her son has inherited her dancing genes. So as not to disappoint her, he does not tell her he has quit the dance troupe. Naiyi is helping out at his friend’s bridal shop when he sees Meidai passing by and quickly rushes out to see her.

He knocks over Kaixin’s box of bras, which is ruined by a passing bicycle. Tim takes Ivy, his pregnant wife-to-be, to pick a wedding gown. To her annoyance, none of the gowns covers her baby bump. Naiyi applies his talents, and they are finally able to hide Ivy’s belly. Tim is impressed, and hires Naiyi to work at his fashion design company. When a debt collector demands settlement, Naiping’s new business partner decides to drop their plans to collaborate.

Naiping worries that his debts will affect his wife and daughter, and begins to distance himself from them. Tim assigns Naiyi to work as a designer at the lingerie department. Meidai is his superior. Meidai is unhappy that Tim fired a female designer and hired a man.

She quarrels with him, and Tim agrees to give Meidai more time to increase sales, on condition Naiyi join her team. Naiyi is caught in between them. Naiping and Huimin sign the divorce papers. Although both of them are reluctant to part, they still choose to. Naiping leaves the house to Huimin and Jingrou and moves into his mother’s place. Nailiang decides to move back to his mother’s house as well.


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Naiping and Nailiang refuse to let each other enter Zhaodi’s house. She returns home and is shocked to learn they are both moving in and that Naiping is divorced. Zhaodi cannot fathom how the three brothers are going to survive together in one room. Naiping refuses to budge, and Nailiang is forced to leave.

Naiyi is shocked to find Naiping on his bed when he returns home. He soon realises Naiping is divorced. When Naiping asks about his new job, he does not say a word. Naiyi wonders whether to continue to be a lingerie designer. Eventually, he decides to stay and help Meidai.

The next morning, Meidai tries to persuade Naiyi to give up the job, as men do not understand women’s underwear. He objects and promises to prove his worth. Meidai instructs Yilin to give Naiyi menial jobs so that he will resign of his own accord. Though Yilin pities him, she follows Meidai’s instructions.

Naiping makes his way back to his own home as in the past. Upon arrival, he remembers he no longer lives there. He sees a man inside and becomes infuriated at the thought that the man might be Huimin’s lover. He storms in, only to encounter Nailiang. Huimin has rented a room to Nailiang. Naiping insists it is inappropriate for them to stay together. She disagrees, and tells him to return her the house keys. Meidai bumps into Nailiang and they squabble.

He accidentally drops her car keys into the drain. Rushing to meet a dance director, he ignores her, and she misses her meeting with the shopping centre manager. Naiyi confesses to Nailiang that he is a lingerie designer and has a crush on his superior. He asks Nailiang to keep this revelation a secret.

Naiping winds up his maid agency to pay off his debts, but is afraid to let his family know. Yilin rushes to pick her daughter, Venice, from school when news spreads that there is a molester on the school’s presmises. Naiping goes to get Jingrou from the same school, and offers to take Venice home too. Yilin mistakes him for a pervert and uses a pepper spray on him.


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Yilin realises she has mistaken Naiping for a pervert and apologises. Naiping cannot bear to see the pregnant Yilin and Venice waiting for taxi in the heat and offers them a ride. Yilin’s husband, Francis, a pilot, happens to be Naiping’s army mate. They have not been in contact for a long time.

Nailiang overhears Naiping and their neighbour talking about Naiping’s maid agency. He realises Naiping has liquidated his business and is in debt. Naiping demands Nailiang keep this a secret. Huimin meets a client, Mr Heng. Learning she is divorced, he offers to recommend her to other clients without giving hint of his own ulterior motive.

They come to a carpark, where Huimin notices Naiping’s car. She finds out the car was sold to Mr Heng at a low price because Naiping was in need of quick cash. Mr Heng keeps touching Huimin during the car ride, but she brushes him off tactfully. Huimin berates Naiping for being generous to his friends despite being financially strapped. Overhearing their conversation, Zhaodi becomes worried.

Thinking Nailiang has let his secret out, Naiping scolds him. Nailiang retaliates and accuses him of telling their late father about his dancing. They quarrel. Naiping becomes a taxi driver. He happens to pick up a colleague of Naiyi’s named Xena. He drops her at Naiyi’s office building and is counting out her change when Naiyi sees him and hides in fear.

Yilin realises Naiyi has not told his family he is working as a lingerie designer. She advises him to switch careers if he is too embarrassed to do lingerie. Naiyi is determined to stay on. A foreign company steals their designs and launches the line of lingerie first.

Yilin notices photos of the designs in Naiyi’s handphone and suspects him of being the culprit. He explains that he had taken the photos for reference and shows her his own designs, which are roundly criticised. After struggling with himself, Naiyi buys some lingerie to try on at home.

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Naiyi hurriedly puts the lingerie away when Naiping returns home. The three brothers have a meal together after paying respects to their late father. Zhaodi tries to mediate between Naiping and Nailiang but to no avail.

Mr Heng complains about defects on the car and Naiping agrees to compensate him. While taking him home, Naiping overhears a phone conversation in which Mr Heng tells a friend that he has arranged to meet a pretty insurance agent at his house. Naiping is shocked to find that the insurance agent is Huimin.

She has seen through Mr Heng’s ploy and is well-prepared. To her dismay, Naiping foils her plans and ruins the deal. Nailiang is strict about adhering to his choreographed movements and the dancers are unhappy. To prove himeself, he performs the dance. Ms Foo is mesmerised by his gracefulness and invites him to lunch.

At the restaurant, they bump into Meidai and Yilin. Going on the misconception that Nailing is Ms Foo’s gigolo, Meidai develops a bad impression of him. Nailiang accidentally damages the gift Meidai has bought for her boyfriend, Yuan Juli. She justifies her grudge against him. Ms Foo wants Nailiang to accompany her to buy lingerie.

They bump into Meidai and Yilin again. Meidai gets back at Nailiang and accuses him of being a cheat and a carrier of sexually transmitted diseases. Ms Foo is horrified. Naiyi submits a market survey report to Meidai and reveals he has tried the bra on himself.

Admitting that he had overheard her conversation with her superior, he offers to help her weather the crisis. She gives him his first assignment. Naiping and Huimin find lingerie in Nailiang’s room and conclude he is the perverted underwear thief. Nailiang denies their accusations vehemently but can’t reveal the truth. So as not to implicate his brother, Naiyi admits the lingerie belongs to him.

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It becomes known that Naiyi is working as a lingerie designer. When Naiping insists there are no prospects in such a shady career, Naiyi argues that he is capable. Nailiang wants Naiping to respect Naiyi’s objections. Zhaodi is exasperated that his sons are always arguing, particularly Naiping and Nailiang.

He and Naiyi mediate, and Nailiang and Naiping agree to set aside their differences. Their relationship improves. Nailiang gets a job as a dance teacher at an arts school. Meanwhile, Naiyi’s designs are approved by Meidai. Nailiang goes to Naiyi’s office to visit him. He is trapped in the lift with Meidai, who panics.

He comforts her, and her impression of him changes. Yilin is surprised to learn Nailiang is Naiyi’s brother. Nailiang gives Naiyi courtship tips, without realising the latter has a crush on Meidai. Naiyi finds out Kaixin is an expert on lingerie. He tries the tricks Nailiang has taught him to gain her favour but fails.

Francis hires Naiping to ferry Yilin to and from work so that she need not tire herself taking the bus. Huimin is still angry with Naiping for causing her to lose a client. She accepts a lift from Sean and makes a dramatic show of getting into his luxurious car. Naiyi brings a fruit basket to the lingerie shop, in the hope that Kaixin would say yes to imparting her knowledge to him.

He is rejected. Shengyi boasts that Kaixin gained her know-how from him. He persuades Naiyi to be his protege and extorts money from him. After realising he has been conned, Naiyi confronts Shengyi, who faints. Both of them fall down the stairs.

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Naiyi’s head is injured, but he performs CPR on Shengyi nonetheless and saves his life. Kaixin comes to realise her father has a heart problem and is grateful to Naiyi for saving his life. Nailiang starts work as a teacher at the arts school. Trying to correct a female dancer’s move, he puts his hand on her waist.

She thinks he’s trying to get fresh with her. Feeling unappreciated, Nailiang tenders his resignation. The school principal suggests he teach at the ballet school for children that his former schoolmate, Liu Yutong, has opened. Nailiang hesitates, as he deems it a waste of his talent.

Nailiang does not have enough money to pay for the repair of his motorcycle. He wants to borrow from Naiyi but is chided by Naiping. Yilin buys an education insurance policy from Huimin for Venice. They chat, and Huimin becomes depressed about her failed marriage when Yilin mentions how loving her husband is.

Sean comes to pick Huimin up. Yilin senses he is seriously courting Huimin. She mentions this to Naiping, who feels flustered. Naiping waits for Huimin downstairs. He sees Sean accompanying her home and warns her that Sean has an ulterior motive. She scoffs at his words and reminds him that they are divorced and he has no right to interfere in her affairs. Naiyi absent-mindedly places his sketch of Meidai with the documents and she happens to find it.

She realises he has a crush on her. With his secret let out, he begins to pursue her actively, but she is not interested in him. Meidai ensures that Naiyi catches sight of a photo of her with her boyfriend. He is devastated. While visiting Shengyi at the hospital, Kaixin overhears the nurses talking about a handsome young man with brain cancer.

She thinks they are discussing Naiyi. Kaixin follows Naiyi and sees him lying on the railway tracks with his eyes closed. Fearful that he is going to commit suicide, she pulls him up and tries to talk him out of it. However, it soon becomes apparent that he is merely depressed. She tells him to write his troubles on a piece of paper, fold it into the shape of a dragonfly, and let it fly away with the wind.

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Naiyi appreciates Kaixin for cheering him up. They chat happily and she agrees to teach him all she knows about lingerie. On her mother’s death anniversary, Kaixin pays her respects. Shengyi is unable to accept that his wife is dead and continues to grieve. He drinks heavily and returns home drunk.

Mistaking Kaixin for his late wife, he hugs her and weeps bitterly. Nailiang is in urgent need of money. He goes to Yutong’s children’s ballet school to teach. The children cry when he scolds them. Venice is a student in Nailiang’s class. She cries when Meidai comes to fetch her. Thinking Meidai is Venice’s mother, Nailiang gets into a disagreement with her and they quarrel. Later, they realise Venice has gone missing.

When Nailiang helps Meidai find the child, her attitude towards him changes. Meidai turns out to be Venice’s godmother. Naiping takes Yilin to work. She mentions that she is looking for a confinement nanny, and he promises to look for one for her. Naiping notices Francis and a young lady going into a hotel and suspects they are having an affair.

He informs Yilin, who does not believe him. He takes her to the hotel, hoping to catch Francis red-handed. It turns out that Francis has booked a hotel room and decorated it to surprise Yilin for their 10th anniversary. Naiping is embarrassed by his mistake. Under Kaixin’s tutelage, Naiyi designs his first bra. He gets her to try it on. A customer brings a dog to the lingerie shop. The dog runs loose and enters the changing room. Naiyi runs after it and sees Kaixin’s naked back.


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 Naiyi catches sight of Kaixin’s bare back and is slapped. Gossip starts to swirl, and the neighbours spread rumours about them kissing in the changing room. Some even say they have been intimate. Shengyi is outraged. He hunts Naiyi down and demands he be responsible and marry Kaixin.

She rushes over and pulls Shengyi away in embarrassment. Naiyi presents his princess-style lingerie. He states that the line’s inspiration is Kaixin. Meidai likes Naiyi’s work and wants him to attend the presentation with the sales team at their next meeting. Nailiang is very strict with his ballet students. The parents complain he steps on the children’s feet, slaps their faces, and attempts to touch their bodies.

Yutong reminds Nailiang to keep his distance from the children and change his teaching methods. She arranges for a staff member to sit in on his lessons until the parents trust him. Meidai shows up at the ballet class and notices the children are fearful of Nailiang. She suggests he play games with the class to generate interaction, and it works. Nailiang’s relationship with Meidai improves. After chatting with her, he realises she is Naiyi’s superior and crush.

On her part, she is guilt-stricken when she learns he can’t perform on stage anymore because her kick triggered off Meniere’s disease for him. Naiping reads through a business proposal on providing confinement meals and decides to go into partnership with Zhaodi. He delivers a confinement meal to Huimin’s house for her client.

Sean happens to be around. He announces that he is courting Huimin. Naiping decides to use his own savings to start the confinement meal business and rejects Zhaodi’s help. Rumours of Nailiang sleeping around and suffering from a sexually transmitted disease spread to the children’s ballet school. A little girl encounters a peeping Tom in the toilet. Nailiang is accused of the act when it is clear he has a towel similar to that of the peeping Tom.

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Nailiang is mistaken for a pervert. Standing up for him, Meidai declares that the rumours are untrue. She reveals she saw a man throwing a towel into the trash bin. Though they find the towel, the neighbours continue to harbour doubts about Nailiang. Naiyi apologises to Kaixin for barging into the changing room.

He discovers her talent for design and encourages her to enroll in a course. Naiyi’s princess-style lingerie is identical to lingerie imported from Taiwan. Suspecting a leak, Meidai calls for an investigation. Tim halts production and Naiyi is upset. Shengyi is fond of Naiyi and encourages Kaixin to develop her relationship with him.

Zhaodi finds old newspaper cuttings of Nailiang’s ballet performances in the store room. Nailiang realises his late father, Weida, had acknowledged his achievements. He blames Naiping for telling Weida about his dance career and causing the father-and-son relationship to sour. They never reconciled. Naiping denies this.

Nailiang decides to resign when the enrollment in his classes drop. Yutong encourages him not to give up and reveals she had told Weida about him being accepted by a German dance school. Nailiang realises he has wrongly accused Naiping. Nailiang apologises to Naiping and they patch up. Sean is to be transferred to the US headquarters for three years. He asks Huimin to go with him.

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Disheartened when Huimin decides to go with Sean, Naiping throws himself into his work. Francis returns home and is cold towards Yilin. She feels he is keeping something from her. Naiping picks Yilin up and takes her to work. Preoccupied, he brakes suddenly. Yilin is badly shaken and sent to the hospital.

Francis arrives at the hospital but is indifferent. Naiping overhears him talking on the phone and suspects he is having an affair. Afraid of making another mistake, he pretends he knows nothing. Francis is going overseas again. He asks Yilin to take care of herself and the baby. She becomes uneasy.

All the parents transfer their children to another teacher’s class. Only Meidai and Venice remain in Nailiang’s class. The police arrest the real pervert and clear Nailiang’s name. Meidai introduces Nailiang to a doctor who can treat his illness. Meidai’s car breaks down and Nailiang is helping her out when a sudden storm prompts them to scramble into the car for shelter. Being close to each other makes them realise there is some chemistry between them.

While at lunch with Kaixin, Naiyi talks about the stress Meidai is under, and Kaixin realises he likes Meidai. Though dejected, she pretends to be calm and gives him advice on how to show his concern. Naiyi tells Xena and the others about the pressure Meidai is getting from Tim. Everyone stays back to work overtime in support of Meidai, who is grateful. Huimin is surprised Naiping has attended Jingrou’s activities.

He replies that he wants to show concern for his daughter in case she gets snatched away. It turns out that Huimin did not agree rightaway when Sean asked her to go to US with him. She wanted more time to think about it. Zhaodi is injured. Unable to cook the confinement food, she teaches Naiping how to do so. Nailiang and Naiyi offer to help. Zhaodi is glad the three brothers are finally getting along.

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 Naiyi and Kaixin pass by a clothing shop. He can see she likes a dress, even though she claims she doesn’t like to wear dresses. He buys it for her without her knowledge, intending to give it to her as a birthday gift. When Shengyi is not home, Kaixin tries on a dress she had bought. He comes back with Naiyi and the sight of her in a dress confuses him.

He hugs her, thinking she is his late wife then runs out in embarrassment upon coming to his senses. Shengyi has not come to terms with his wife’s death. Kaixin bears a striking resemblance to her late mother, and he becomes disoriented whenever she wears a dress and thinks she is his wife.

That is the reason Kaixin has not worn dresses since her mother’s passing. Zhaodi gives up dancing to help Naiping in his business. He suggests she teach him how to make the confinement dishes so that she need not sacrifice her hobby. Huimin is incredulous that Naiping the male chauvinist is willing to step into the kitchen. They chance upon each other one day and finally have the chance to sit down and talk amicably.

He gives his good wishes to her and Sean. Shengyi avoids Kaixin and hides in Iron Man’s house, playing mahjong relentlessly. Naiyi talks him into facing the reality that his wife is dead. Shengyi goes home and apologises to Kaixin, and promises to find a way to overcome his confusion. Ruoqi returns to Singapore after breaking up with her boyfriend. Nailiang is pleased. Meidai falls ill and is resting at home when there is a blackout. Terrified of the dark, she calls Nailiang for help and hugs him when he arrives. Naiyi happens to visit and sees them hugging.

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Nailiang is mistaken for a pervert. Standing up for him, Meidai declares that the rumours are untrue. She reveals she saw a man throwing a towel into the trash bin. Though they find the towel, the neighbours continue to harbour doubts about Nailiang. Naiyi apologises to Kaixin for barging into the changing room.

He discovers her talent for design and encourages her to enroll in a course. Naiyi’s princess-style lingerie is identical to lingerie imported from Taiwan. Suspecting a leak, Meidai calls for an investigation. Tim halts production and Naiyi is upset.

Shengyi is fond of Naiyi and encourages Kaixin to develop her relationship with him. Zhaodi finds old newspaper cuttings of Nailiang’s ballet performances in the store room. Nailiang realises his late father, Weida, had acknowledged his achievements.

He blames Naiping for telling Weida about his dance career and causing the father-and-son relationship to sour. They never reconciled. Naiping denies this. Nailiang decides to resign when the enrollment in his classes drop.

Yutong encourages him not to give up and reveals she had told Weida about him being accepted by a German dance school. Nailiang realises he has wrongly accused Naiping. Nailiang apologises to Naiping and they patch up. Sean is to be transferred to the US headquarters for three years. He asks Huimin to go with him.

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Disheartened when Huimin decides to go with Sean, Naiping throws himself into his work. Francis returns home and is cold towards Yilin. She feels he is keeping something from her. Naiping picks Yilin up and takes her to work. Preoccupied, he brakes suddenly. Yilin is badly shaken and sent to the hospital. Francis arrives at the hospital but is indifferent. Naiping overhears him talking on the phone and suspects he is having an affair.

Afraid of making another mistake, he pretends he knows nothing. Francis is going overseas again. He asks Yilin to take care of herself and the baby. She becomes uneasy. All the parents transfer their children to another teacher’s class. Only Meidai and Venice remain in Nailiang’s class.

The police arrest the real pervert and clear Nailiang’s name. Meidai introduces Nailiang to a doctor who can treat his illness. Meidai’s car breaks down and Nailiang is helping her out when a sudden storm prompts them to scramble into the car for shelter. Being close to each other makes them realise there is some chemistry between them.

While at lunch with Kaixin, Naiyi talks about the stress Meidai is under, and Kaixin realises he likes Meidai. Though dejected, she pretends to be calm and gives him advice on how to show his concern. Naiyi tells Xena and the others about the pressure Meidai is getting from Tim.

Everyone stays back to work overtime in support of Meidai, who is grateful. Huimin is surprised Naiping has attended Jingrou’s activities. He replies that he wants to show concern for his daughter in case she gets snatched away.

It turns out that Huimin did not agree rightaway when Sean asked her to go to US with him. She wanted more time to think about it. Zhaodi is injured. Unable to cook the confinement food, she teaches Naiping how to do so. Nailiang and Naiyi offer to help. Zhaodi is glad the three brothers are finally getting along.

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Naiyi and Kaixin pass by a clothing shop. He can see she likes a dress, even though she claims she doesn’t like to wear dresses. He buys it for her without her knowledge, intending to give it to her as a birthday gift.
When Shengyi is not home, Kaixin tries on a dress she had bought. He comes back with Naiyi and the sight of her in a dress confuses him. He hugs her, thinking she is his late wife then runs out in embarrassment upon coming to his senses.
Shengyi has not come to terms with his wife’s death. Kaixin bears a striking resemblance to her late mother, and he becomes disoriented whenever she wears a dress and thinks she is his wife. That is the reason Kaixin has not worn dresses since her mother’s passing. Zhaodi gives up dancing to help Naiping in his business.
He suggests she teach him how to make the confinement dishes so that she need not sacrifice her hobby. Huimin is incredulous that Naiping the male chauvinist is willing to step into the kitchen. They chance upon each other one day and finally have the chance to sit down and talk amicably. He gives his good wishes to her and Sean.
Shengyi avoids Kaixin and hides in Iron Man’s house, playing mahjong relentlessly. Naiyi talks him into facing the reality that his wife is dead. Shengyi goes home and apologises to Kaixin, and promises to find a way to overcome his confusion. Ruoqi returns to Singapore after breaking up with her boyfriend.
Nailiang is pleased. Meidai falls ill and is resting at home when there is a blackout. Terrified of the dark, she calls Nailiang for help and hugs him when he arrives. Naiyi happens to visit and sees them hugging.


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Meidai explains that she did not call Nailiang intentionally. She had dialed a random number out of nervousness. He insists they are just friends. Yilin loses contact with Francis, who has been missing for two weeks. The airline confirms that he has resigned from his job. Meidai suggests posting a notice on social media to gather leads.

From the replies, it appears that Francis could be on Kusu Island. Yilin travels to the island to look for him. Not wanting to trouble Meidai, who has just recovered, she asks Naiping for help.
They comb the island but do not find him. Regarding the disheleved Yilin, looking so frantically for Francis, Naiping reveals he had heard Francis talking to his lover at the hospital. He suggests they could have eloped.

Yilin is so upset that she goes into labour. She gives birth to a baby boy on the boat ride back to the main island and names him Lisbon. Naiping decides to expand the confinement meal business and quits taxi-driving. He is depressed when the bank rejects his loan application.

Nailiang and Naiyi offer their help. Yilin had bought three tickets to a musical previously. Meidai promises to take Venice, and Nailiang agrees to accompany them. Ruoqi invites Nailiang out for a drink and he accepts. He suddenly remembers about the musical, but decides not to miss the chance to go out with Ruoqi.

Meidai is ill at ease when Nailiang says he is unable to join her, and realises she has fallen for him. Under the influence of alcohol, Nailiang and Ruoqi kiss. He is thrilled their relationship has taken a step forward.

Nailiang sells his motocycle and comes up with a sum of money. With Naiyi, he gives it to Naiping for his business. Yilin is discharged from the hospital. She receives a package from Francis and learns the reason for his disappearance. Devastated, she commits suicide.

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Meidai and Naiping stop Yilin from jumping off the building. Yilin feels hopeless because Francis has renounced all his worldly ties to practise religion and won’t be coming back. Meidai and Naiping encourage Yilin to live and to think about her baby. Naiping launches a confinement meal business. Everyone congratulates him except Huimin, and he is bothered by her absence.

Nailiang reveals Huimin has contributed a lot of money to the business. Surprised, Naiping is touched. Naiping overhears Huimin having a disagreement with Sean. Not wanting her daughter to move into an unfamiliar environment, she breaks up with Sean. Naiping tells Huimin he is grateful for her sacrifice of her own happiness for their daughter’s sake.

She changes the subject and congratulates him on his new business. Shengyi overcomes his hangups and goes to the columbarium to pay respects to his late wife. He asks Kaixin to wear a skirt and go with him. She is relieved her father has come to terms with his loss. Realising she has fallen in love with Nailiang, Meidai considers breaking up with Juli.

However, she receives a heartwarming gift from him and can’t bring herself to hurt him. Meidai chances upon Nailiang and Ruoqi on a date. Distracted, she gets into an accident. Nailiang rushes to the hospital to see Meidai. His heart aches as he looks on at her sleeping. He leaves when Naiyi and his colleagues arrive.
Yilin’s depression deepens without Meidai around, and Naiping comes to her aid. Nailiang keeps thinking about Meidai and loses concentration while on a date with Ruoqi. He finally sorts out his feelings and breaks up with Ruoqi, who also admits she is unable to let go of her ex-boyfriend.
Nailiang goes to the hospital to confess his love for Meidai. He is about to kiss her when Naiyi walks in and witnesses the scene.

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Thinking Nailiang has snatched Meidai from him, Naiyi storms off. Meidai suggests to Nailiang that they each settle their personal problems before getting together. Naiyi drinks in misery. While intoxicated, he gets intimate with Kaixin.
He soon realises what he has done and leaves hastily. She is heartbroken. With the care and attention Naiping showers upon her, Yilin gradually becomes reliant on him. Nailiang apologises to Naiyi and admits his indecisiveness in relationships.
He also claims Meidai and Naiyi had never started a romance, but Naiyi is not ready to give up just yet. Tim meets with his team and reveals a foreign company is seeking to collaborate with an Asian partner to venture into the China market. He puts Meidai in charge of the negotiations.
Naiyi feels awkward with Meidai. She tells him she and Nailiang hope to get his blessings; she does not want the two men to be estranged on her account. Eventually, Naiyi reconciles with Nailiang. Naiyi is unable to muster up the courage to apologise to Kaixin.
He accidentally discovers her feelings for him and is troubled. Naiping and Huimin’s relationship heals and they are able to chat amicably. She thanks him for introducing clients to her.
Just then, Yilin calls and claims her baby keeps crying non-stop. Naiping rushes over. Yilin has a fever, and Naiping stays overnight to look after her. Huimin drops by to visit Yilin and sees Naiping coming out of her room.


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Naiping feels embarrassed, while Yilin acts like it’s normal. Huimin leaves unhappily. Naiping chases after Huimin and explains that she has misunderstood. She reacts coldly and reminds him that Yilin has a husband.

Meidai and Nailiang remain friends, as she has yet to break up with Juli. To Meidai’s dismay, Juli has arranged for himself and his parents to meet with Meidai and her parents to discuss their marriage. Meidai tries hard to postpone the wedding.

Meidai breaks up with Juli when they are alone. He tries to change her mind but to no avail. Kaixin gets a part-time job. It turns out to be with Naiyi’s company. She avoids him and sets her mind on quitting, but Meidai advises her not to give up her career for anyone. Kaixin stays.

Naiyi apologises to Kaixin, who says she has already forgotten all that happened between them. Naiping explains to Huimin that he had called on Yilin out of pity, as Yilin is in the throes of post-natal blues. Huimin is relieved. Juli returns Meidai all her gifts to him and gives his blessings to her and Nailiang. Nat from the sales team starts courting Kaixin.

Rankled, Naiyi badmouths him. Nailiang realises Naiyi feels jealous. Naiyi confesses that he had a one-night-stand with Kaixin. Naiping dirties his clothes while helping to tidy Yilin’s house, and she asks him to change into one of her T-shirts.

Huimin happens to drop by. Infuriated that Naiping is wearing one of Yilin’s T-shirts, she criticises him and storms off. Naiping tells Yilin he wants to reconcile with Huimin. Yilin picks up a flower pot and throws it down, just as Huimin is passing by.


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Huimin is traumatised when a flower pot crashes onto her path. Coming to her senses, Yilin is horrified too. She is filled with regret, and cannot understand why she acted as she did. In an effort to fulfill his dream, Meidai creates a chance for Nailiang to perform with Ruoqi in a play.

However, he faints during practice and is discouraged. Naiyi’s new line, “The Kiss of Mars”, is launched. Meidai suggests Kaixin as the ideal model. Under the stylist’s touch, Kaixin shines, mesmerising everyone. Naiyi takes photos of her secretly.

Kaixin catches Naiyi looking at photos of her. Developing the impression that he is interested in her only because he has discovered her good figure, she is disillusioned. Huimin learns from Naiyi that Naiping is helping out at Yilin’s house everyday. Her displeasure grows.

Naiping promises Jingrou he will celebrate Huimin’s birthday with them. Huimin looks forward to the occasion. Meanwhile, Yilin racks her brains for a way to thwart their plans. Huimin and Jingrou wait for Naiping at the restaurant but he does not turn up. Jingrou calls him but it is Yilin who answers the phone.

Huimin is incensed; she concludes that Naiping is at Yilin’s place. Meidai gets a remedy from Juli for Nailiang’s Meniere’s disease. Naiping rushes to the restaurant after making excuses to Yilin. He finds Sean at the restaurant.

Naiyi completes a drawing he intends to give to Kaixin while professing his love for her. He sees her getting into Nat’s car. Nailiang calls on Meidai, and finds her hugging Juli. The three brothers are dumbfounded by the turn of events in their lives.


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In a fit of anger, Nailiang pulls Meidai away from Juli. Slightly drunk, Juli apologises and leaves. Nailiang senses that Juli is still in love with Meidai. Naiping is still at the restaurant. He watches as Huimin accepts flowers from Sean happily. It turns out that Sean had decided to return to Singapore and reconcile with Huimin. Sean’s sincerity touches Huimin.

Huimin takes Jingrou to Zhaodi’s house. She is clearly uneasy in Naiping’s presence. Jingrou asks Naiping why he did not turn up for Huimin’s birthday celebration, and Naiping replies that he had left when he saw them with Sean.

Meidai asks Nailiang if Naiping is courting Yilin. Nailiang tells her this is impossible, as Naiping is going to patch up with Huimin. Meidai worries for Yilin. Kaixin avoids Naiyi and goes out with Nat, who is Tim’s son. Tim is impressed with Kaixin and encourages Nat to woo her.

On the day of Nailiang’s performance, Juli shows up unexpectedly to congratulate him, as well as to apologise to Meidai. He stays to watch the performance, and feigns an asthma attack in the midst of it. Meidai rushes him to the doctor.

Nailiang broods and quarrels with Meidai. Juli pretends to be guilt-stricken. However, to Nailiang, he reveals his true colours and warns his rival not to woo Meidai. Nailiang is outraged and hits him. Juli puts on an act and Meidai believes him.

Yilin organises a celebration for Lisbon. She asks Naiping to be his godfather and he agrees. Yilin also invites Huimin. Sean insists on driving Huimin and Jingrou to the party. Sean remarks that Huimin has been cool to him since his return. She replies that he is just a friend and suggests he should go back to the US.

At the party, Meidai quarrels with Nailiang over Juli. Kaixin tells Nat she anymor has no feelings for him. He is disappointed. Unable to suppress her feelings any longer, Yilin tells Naiping she is in love with him. Naiping is shocked, and blurts out that he loves only Huimin. Yilin is devastated.

The gas stove explodes during the party. Huimin shields Yilin and is critically injured.

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Huimin has sustained serious burns and might lose her eyesight. Naiping begs the doctor to save her and offers to be an organ donor. Yilin reproaches herself for Huimin’s plight. Meidai points out that Yilin is merely making use of Naiping to forget Francis and is reliant on him rather than in love with him.

Yilin comes to her senses and cries, giving vent to her well of pent-up emotion. Huimin is devastated to find she can’t see anything. Only Naiping can calm her down. Witnessing the strength of their relationship, Sean decides to withdraw from the love triangle. Meidai and her team are bent on securing the collaboration with the foreign company, and bustle about their final preparations for the next day’s presentation.

Nailiang realises Juli has misled Meidai, giving the wrong date for the presentation. He confronts the latter. Juli denies the allegations and accidentally pushes Nailiang down a staircase. Meidai learns from Naiyi that the presentation is already ongoing. She rushes to the venue.

At the venue, Meidai watches as the representatives of a Taiwanese company come out of the conference room. She is taken aback to realise Juli is their designer, and is even more shocked to find Juli has stolen their “The Kiss of Mars” design and used it.

Naiyi steps forward and presents his new design, “The Tears of Mercury”, which he had intended for Kaixin. He speaks about his inspiration and takes the opportunity to profess his love for Kaixin, who is thrilled. Meidai demands an explanation from Juli. He admits he had joined his company a year ago but continued to steal designs from Meidai’s company. He also confesses that he had tried to wreck her relationship with Nailiang.

Fuming, she slaps him. Meidai rushes to the hospital after receiving word that Nailiang has been seriously injured. They reconcile when he comes round. The foreign company selects a Japanese firm to collaborate with. Although they did not clinch the deal, Tim is confident their new line of lingerie will be popular. Huimin is able to see again.

Everyone is happy, and Yilin, in particular, is relieved. She apologises to Huimin, who thanks her for changing Naiping from a male chauvinist. Naiping reconciles with Huimin.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Nathan Hartono's Electrifying Performances At Sing! China Auditions - Zhong Guo Xin Ge Sheng

Soulful, boyish and earnest. Nathan's rendition of "有没有" (Loosely Translated: "Did You Ever...") charmed the audience and judges during his audition at 中国新歌声 (Zhong Guo Xin Sheng Ying).

Here's the video of his performance: 【选手片段】向洋《有没有》《中国新歌声》第1期 SING!CHINA EP.1 20160715【浙江卫视官方超清1080P】 by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

中国新歌声 (Zhong Guo Xin Ge Sheng) - "Sing! China"  is a popular singing competition/variety show in China that's in it's 5th season.

The song "有没有" (Loosely Translated: "Did You Ever...") is roughly about someone missing his lost love. Someone reminiscing about his past relationship. "Did you ever love me??.. Did you ever think of me?.. Did you ever feel something more..? Things that you/I couldn't say.. " Regret.. angst.. and longing.



His woeful and heart-wrenching performance captured the essence of the song. Together with his boy-next-door looks, his audition was a joy to watch.

The original song and singer:
韋禮安 Weibird Wei - 有沒有 (官方版MV) by 福茂唱片

Sharing his thoughts after his first audition in the show
独家专访《中国新歌声》学员向洋 不在意颜值希望向周杰伦看齐 by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅



You would probably start to root for him unknowingly as his continued singing through the song, wondering if he stood a chance to be chosen by any one of the judges.

And as moments passed, one by one, each of the judges turned to approve of his singing prowess and potential.

He chose Jay Chou as his teacher for the rest of the competition.

They refer to him as "向洋" or "Xiang Yang" in Mandarin in the show.

Check back here for updates of his upcoming performances during this compeition!

Follow Nathan Hartono on his YouTube Channel at:


https://www.youtube.com/user/nathanhartono91



Update: 28 August 2016:

Nathan's 2nd performance on the show.
It's a Singer Vs Singer Battle Mode
He's singing a Eason Chan Song "我们都寂寞"
(Loosely Translated: We Are All Lonely)





【选手片段】向洋《我们都寂寞》VS 黄俊杰《迷迭香》《中国新歌声》第7期 SING!CHINA EP.7 20160826 [浙江卫视官方超清1080P] by

浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel
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He wins and makes it through to the next stage.
He was praised for his vocals but advised to tone down on stage effects
to enhance his performance.

For more information, you can read a related report at:
http://news.asiaone.com/news/showbiz/nathan-hartono-chosen-jay-chou-again-despite-losing-voice-week

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Dunno what he was doing here.. Goofing around.
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

Practicing his beat-boxing and some voice effects.
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

Nathan doing up a mash-up/voice montage song video
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono - Pillowtalk by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

He plays drums too?!!!! 【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

Nathan doing another mash-up/voice montage song video
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono - One call away [Charlie Puth] by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅

Nathan doing another mash-up/voice montage song video
【中国新歌声】 向洋 Nathan Hartono - Work [Rihanna] by 浙江卫视【中国新歌声】官方频道 Sing!China Official Channel - 欢迎订阅


Sources:
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/jazz-singer-nathan-hartono-shines-in-the-voice
http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/nathan-hartono-wows-china
http://www.stomp.com.sg/lollipop/nathan-hartono-expected-almost-nothing-entering-chinese-singing-competition
http://www.todayonline.com/entertainment/music/nathan-hartono-i-thought-i-was-going-have-nervous-breakdown
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Hartono

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