Qi Meng Xuanji – Prologue


Haloha dear reader….

I am terribly sorry for the long await of this series.. at least being close to christmas break, there is no more stupid exams, except my final big project, need to be submitted before holiday (another mountain of stress)

Since i choose the web version of Man Chao Huan, the name was also different and there are more detail in the story, so i hope your patience as  i also feel impatience, hahahaha……

For today, i only translated the prologue to provoke your curiosity (or maybe not?). Hopefully i can finish chapter one tomorrow, because the chapter is long enough, almost three times longer than the book version..

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Black belly prince and big tortoise beautiful girl. The course of event was so easy to know that the outcome was guaranteed.

Beauties, as the black belly of this generation, the big BOSS prince, Zhao Jian Shen, who appeared to be more than that, never expected that Xie Xuanji was so hard to get.

Temptation had no effect. Although this woman loved money so much, it was not easy to take advantage of her.

Sent her rouge, nail polish and jewelries, she’d change it to money to escape.

Even if she was given a status as Wangfei, she didn’t care at all.

Seduction was seemed to be effective at first, unfortunately it was turned out to be failure.

Being gentle to her, she would doubt he had conspiracy behind it.

Treated her coldly, it didn’t really matter to her.

Made things difficult for her was unsuccesful either, because in front of her, all the problem would be solved in unexpected ways.

This woman responded to him by saying: “Other than gold and silver, any thing that being used by other people, i don’t want them at all!”

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Back with the same issue, about copycat and thief, and its family… i still cannot do anything about them  and i am a little bit noob when it comes to program, hehehehe… shall i put password, randomly? Change whenever i want? Or any help?

(PS: This story is belong to 峨嵋 completely, and i am only translating this as a way to study mandarin)

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MAN CHAO HUAN – CHAPTER 17


This is non-edited chapter, because my editor is quite busy, BUT, no worries, it is not like this chapter unreadable, only sometimes i choose the longer words than the compact words, or some mixing grammar. (⁄ ⁄^⁄ᗨ⁄^⁄ ⁄)

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Yun Ge’s second month of ‘transmigration’ is the annual festival. Although the heartbroken Yun Ge is a novice but a frail lady, she still needs to sort out the whole years account without no one to help. Zhang Ma has no other choice but to apologize for the tasks Zhao An gives her. As compensation, she especially tells Li Ersao to cook Yun Ge a delicious food every day, including tonic.

After she takes over the control, Yun Ge discovers that, although the number is not big, but it involves a lot of basic necessities. All the business in the vicinity of the village are linked to the manor. The monthly revenue of a manor is probably about one thousand two hundred. To know that here in the village, 22 silver pieces are worth as monthly revenue for the common people, no wonder Zhao Jian Shen have someone to keep them in track such as a nest of rice insects plus the incoming twenty guards of the manor.

This feudal landlord is rich!

Yun Ge doen’t know how long it will take time to organize all the account, hears from Zhang Ma that it need to be done within ten days before the festival so finish it earlier, but delays it until the payment deadline. Seeing the unbelievable look in Zhang Ma and Zhao An eyes, Yun Ge heart tumphs, it’s bad! She estimates the earlier payment, but still doesn’t care that much, only directly goes back to her own room to sleep for two days.

This year, Zhao Jian Shen also receives the account book of the side manor. Although the scriblbles are messy, the accounts is very clear and even the missing and the mistake of the old accounts are corrected and filled.

But Zhao Jian Shen is very unhappy. He lets her manage the village for the two months, and finished the years accounting within ten days. So summarize all in one book, it is very unreasonable but clearly seen that Zhao Jian Shen deliberately makes things difficult. He doesn’t expect that, not only she summarizes all, Yun Ge also does it less than half a month, also does it better than everyone else! Yun Ge ah, Yun Ge, what kind of people are you exactly?

Suddenly Zhao Jian Shen feel excited and looking foward to his servant, Ning Guo, whose he sends to spy on Yun Ge’s daily life to come back and report to him.

Zhang Qiao Yu comes into the study when he sees Zhao Jian Shen smiles while looking at the account book. He thinks which village account book that makes mistake that annoys him? Wangye is usually smile widely when someone is in very bad luck!

Zhang Qiao Yu comes closer to take a look, and finds out it was the account book of the side village that daughter-in-law had managed. He grins and asks a question, “Does Wangye satisfied with Yun Ge?”

Zhao Jian Shen looks up at his teacher, laughed naughtily similarly like in the brothel, secretly glad that his disciple is not that much.

Sort things out only within half a month like a veteran, doing a great job, how can i not be satisfied? I should thank you for your wisdom to be able to find such a rare talent.”

Zhang Qiao Yu who listened to this, is moved. “That little daughter of mine and that kid Zhao An are there, i wonder they find something suspicious about Yun Ge?” Such an very gifted accountant which is also a woman? A woman who was sent by a wealthy merchant?

Zhang Ma who had barely managed the account of whole Wangfu, years back then was the most capable woman in the capital that second to none. Do not know how much jealousy from the aristocrat family.

Knowing that people of this era are illiterate, the arithmetic level is very poor and many accounts are very complex to calculate, they rely the most on ‘Count Bamboo’, the small bamboo sticks to help them count. Among the woman, literacy is less important and will be considered as a rare creature. For a woman to actually manage the account, look at the Ji Guo, not to say the five big cities, the common big business cannot let woman to manage the account. At first Zhao Jian Shen only promise to let Yun Ge manage the account, apart from the temptatio, he really has no intention to make things difficult for her.

(TL: 742)

Short-rambling : I can say next week until monday the next-next week (Easter holiday) i am away from any hectic life and modern life  (*´╰╯`๓)♬, lets hope that  i have the mood to translate 2 chapters this week…  hohohoho!

MAN CHAO HUAN – CHAPTER 16


As i asked earlier, this chapter turned out to be 75% Translation and 25% Summary and there is no difference between them. Since there is no conversation, i put them in present time, and please excuse the lack of grammar-righteousness. I am way too lazy to translate since our first male MC isn’t there for real, only his name though. As for the next chapter, it’ll come out soon….

 

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Zhao Jian Shen agrees to the idea. Despite being attracted to Yun Ge, Zhao Jian Shen is still suspicious to her background and feels that it isn’t simple as it seems.

If Yun Ge knows what Zhao Jian Shen thinks of her, she will protest him. It was clearly Zhao Da Wangye that arranged her to go to this pavilion.

Yun Ge is frustated upon receives the task. She is obviously planned to be a parasite, how come is she suddenly get a work to do? Does that big boss Zhao pulls something behind the screen? Is it because he can’t she her eating without working? Obviously there are more than dozen girls in the village that idle, get food without working. Why is he suddenly against her?

But weak people has to lower themself under powerful person. Yun Ge pretends to be flattered at her new job.

The old butler only wants quickly go home to hold his grandchildren. Although he is dissatisfied with a woman overtook his post, he still teaches Yun Ge with dedication.

Speaking about Yun Ge, being quick-witted and strong memory are her strength. In her past life, in order to make her mother happy, she learnt the accounting very quickly despite her young age. Because of this aspect, she had a nickname ‘Count Dead Grass*’. All the calculation she did in the past was way to complicated than the current one, where she took a day to fully understand it, and used the rest to understand other things.

(* 算死草 – have no idea to translate it, so i follow what uncle google says. If someone has an idea about this, please kindly tell me)

To avoid everyone attention, Yun ge draggs the accounting for half a month, but even so, Zhang Ma and Zhao An’s people are surprised. As the old butler and accountant of this village, to be able to find such a wonderful succesor, he completely forgot the dissatisfaction in his heart.

Because Yun Ge takes over all the accounting’s matter, she is forced to get up earlier every day, every morning by big BOSS* Zhao Jian Shen and forces her to curse that old bastard teacher Zhang Qiao Yu.

(* The author really wrote BOSS in the raw.)

Luckily that her actual work is ver simple, only need half an hour every day to be done.

Most people cannot enter the account room, plus she is now wearing ‘ ‘Wangye’s woman’ title, even the old Zhao An no longer has free access to the room. Zhang Ma’s hand is also full with another endless trouble. There is no longer free time during the day.

Yun Ge simply smuggled the quilt pillow she hid in the room. Every day in the morning she will close the door and sleep on the bench below the window. After having meal in the noon, she will continue to nap before doing things in the afternoon.

Based on her high demand of sleep, Yun ge now is lacking sleep, resulting her face pale, caused Zhang Ma’s feels pity for her, that she is always looked too tired more than once, so she complains to her father that this arrangement is really wrong.

But Zhang Ma and Zhao An can’t help but admire Zhang Qiao Yu’s sight to the through the people. The household account, after being overtaken by Yun Ge, is became more orderly and presentable.

(TL: 742)

PS: if you can feel the laziness from YG, i was contracted by the same laziness, of course partly was blame to ICE FANTASY. Has anyone watch it yet? Lack of sleep, house is like sunken ship, and kitchen… do not need to ask, hahahahahaha! Since it ended yesterday, i take over the chapter again.

MAN CHAO HUAN – CHAPTER 15


Neither Wangye nor Wangfei were in their other courtyard. In this melancholy mist, chilly and desolate rain, Yun Ge’s heart was very relaxed. The mountain pressure from the two people had finally disappeared, and the series of misfortune that befall upon Wangfei was also gone. The previous peace in the house has settled down once again. All end in a happy life!

When Zhang Ma was in the middle of cleaning the study room, she met the bright face  of early spring of Yun Ge, couldn’t help but stopped her and straightforwardly asked her. “Miss, you had given a great opportunity but refused to go back to Wangfu, what are you going to do by staying here?”

Yun Ge foolishly said, “ Zhang Ma, aren’t you also staying here?”

Zhang Ma felt helpless as she thought how she could be compared to her? When thinking about it again, Yun Ge wasn’t an ignorant woman, so there must be a reason for this. Forget it, as long there was no harm in the Wangfu Zhang Ma thought, I’d follow her along.

Zhang Ma wanted to leave but Yun Ge stopped her. “Zhang Ma, i would like to ask you a favor, can i?

Zhang Ma was alerted but asked her anyway. “Miss please tell.”

Yun Ge grinned. “All the books in this Nanyuan library had been read by me, can you please go to the library in the side manor to pick some books for me?”

 

Zhang Ma gave a thought. “I don’t understand anything about books, I’m afraid that I will take the wrong book. How about miss tell me what book do you want to read and I will go to find it for you.”

Fictional light reading, as well books about geography and culture, a set of reformation books is also good. Uhm.. in addition a similar book like ‘Gui Xun*’, any other books is also fine. I thank Zhang Ma in advance.” Yun Ge shyly said it.

(To find out what is Gui Xun, check here… though no clear explanation, at least give you some idea what kind of book that is.)

In the night, Zhang Ma went back and told Zhao Jian Shen about it, couldn’t fully understand Yun Ge’s intention, also thought about how she didn’t go out doing something that might have some impact toward the Wangfu. Two days later, she brought Yun Ge one or two books from the library.

Zhao Jian Shen was still not assured, as he told Zhang Ma to test Yun Ge about the content of the books. The result was Yun Ge remembered the books she read vividly, even sometimes she added some unique perspective of her own.

Before married, Zhang Ma followed his father around to read books. Although her talent was not great, but compare to the average men, her knowledge was higher than them. Because after she married with her husband and worked at Wangfu, the time for reading was lessened. And at this moment, she had found someone to talk and discuss about anything, she was, of course, very happy. Heard the odd and strange words from Yun Ge, she couldn’t help but write to his father, Zhang Qiao Yu. Zhang Qiao Yu seemed also very interested in her.

One day, Zhao An wrote a letter about his retirement in some rural area. The manor thus lacked a person to manage. Zhang Qiao Yu hurriedly recommended Yun Ge to Wangye for that.

Hearing that name again, Zhao Jian Shen really couldn’t tell what felt right now in his heart. He thought that a mere feeling to this lowly woman, such feeling would disappeared within a month. He didn’t expect that after two months, only listen when someone mentioned her name, in an instant excited which almost broke his own cold facade, thus couldn’t felt but to let frustration to be born in his heart.

A woman as caretaker, is it appropriate?” Zhao Jian Shen lazily asked.

Wangye, this little girl is also not a mere housekeeper. Beside, in the letter I got, this girl is mentioned to be a smart and extraordinary girl and she stayed in the small manor for a year. Almost all the people in the manor know her. For her to take over this job, and the girl that does not afraid to arouse gossip about this job, it is appropriate.”

(TL: 742 / E: Sovannah)

(Honestly, this chapter used more hour than the previous one, because no interaction between ZJS and YG  (⌯˃̶᷄ ﹏ ˂̶᷄⌯)゚, well, somehow i realise that this series are kinda slow in romance, geeeez!)

Married Without Heart – Prolog


“Ma, aku menyukainya. Tapi aku tidak yakin,” kata seorang cowok.

“Berjuang donk!”

Cowok itu menggeleng. “Entahlah, ma! Hingga detik ini entah sudah berapa banyak pria yang ditolaknya. Tawaran-tawaran dari orang tuanya juga ia tolak habis-habisan.”

“Kamu mau mama mendekatinya?”

“Huh? Jangan! Biar aku saja yang berusaha. Aku harus bisa memperjuangkannya sendiri. Ini menyangkut masa depanku. Tetapi mama mendukungku kan?”

Wanita paroh baya itu mengangguk. “Tentu saja. Mama kan kenal dekat dengan orang tuanya. Tapi mama boleh donk membantumu.”

“Apa dulu?”

Wanita itu mendekatkan wajahnya ke samping, dekat telinga anaknya. “Mama ada ide.”

 

Cinderella’s Curse – Prologue


Alkisah, seorang gadis desa hidup bersama ibu dan kedua adiknya.
Si gadis berpenampilan sangat biasa, bahkan mungkin jauh dari biasa.
Kehidupannya tidak beruntung.
Bukan karena keluarganya tetapi karena dirinya, karena kondisinya.
Sudah jatuh tertimpa tangga pula.
Ayahnya meninggal disaat si gadis masih sangat memerlukan kehadiran beliau.
Si gadis telah kehilangan satu-satunya hal berharga dalam hidupnya.
Kasih sayang ayahnya.
Ini bukan kisah Cinderella.
Ini adalah kisah si gadis malang yang kesepian di dunia yang ramai ini.
Si gadis yang lelah dengan semua ketidak-beruntungannya.
Akankah datang seorang ‘pangeran’ untuknya?
Akankah ‘pangeran’ tersebut mampu memberikan sesuatu yang hilang dari si gadis?

Why Must My Twin Is You? – Prolog


Prologue

Di sebuah rumah sakit di Jakarta Barat, seorang wanita muda melahirkan sepasang anak kembar. Keluarga yang awalnya hanya suami-istri itu, sangat bahagia saat buah hati mereka lahir. Mereka yakin, setelah sang istri keluar dari rumah sakit, rumah kecil mereka akan dipenuhi oleh gelak tawa si buah hati.

“Pa, lihat!” Sang istri menunjuk bayi perempuan di lengan kirinya. “Wajahnya mirip sekali denganmu.”
Sang suami balas tersenyum sambil menatap bayi laki-laki di lengan kanan istrinya. ” Yang lelaki mirip sekali denganmu.”
“Pa, apa papa sudah menemukan nama untuk mereka?”
Sang suami mengangguk mantap. “Sudah, ma!”
“Siapa, pa, siapa?” tanya sang istri tak sabaran.
“Trischa dan Tristan.”
Sang istri tersenyum lebar. “Keren!” Sang istri menatap kedua anaknya secara bergantian. “Trischa… Tristan…”

Enam bulan kemudian . . . .

Keluarga kecil nan bahagia itu memutuskan untuk berlibur ke puncak selama dua hari, yah sekedar mencari suasana baru dan menghilangkan kejenuhan.
“Pa…” Sang istri menghampiri suaminya yang sedang duduk-duduk di pondokan bersama kedua anaknya, dengan membawa sebuah nampan berisi teh dan sepiring penuh kue kering.
“Eh, mama?” Ternyata suaminya sedang melamun. ” Wah, mama bawa kue kering dari Jakarta yah?”
Sang istri mengangguk. “Tentu saja, pa! Suasana seperti ini paling enak dihabiskan sambil menikmati kue kering buatan mama.”
Sang suami tersenyum dan merangkuk istrinya. “Ma, aku beruntung bisa menikahimu, apalagi kita diberkati sepasang anak yang cerdas.”
“Aku juga, pa!”
Sang istri mengangguk. “Aku juga, pa!”
“Ma… Ma… Pa… Pa…” seru anak kembar itu terbata-bata sambil merangkak ke pangkuan orang tua mereka.
Sang istri langsung mengambil Tristan dan sang suami menggendong Trischa. Saat mereka sedang asyik bercanda dengan si kembar, beberapa orang pria setelan serba hitam datang menghampiri keluarga itu.
“Tuan Tresno dan keluarga, mohon ikutbkami sekarang juga!” kata salah seorang dari mereka dengan tegas dan tentu saja, hormat.
“James?” Tresno kaget saat mengetahui siapa yang mendatanginya. “Apa maumu?” Ia terlihat sangat was-was.
“Saya diperintahkan Tuan Besar untuk membawa Anda sekeluarga menemui beliau.”
“Ada perlu apa papa denganku?”
“Maaf, Tuan, saya hanya menjalankan perintah.”
“Pa…” Sang istri ketakutan.
“Jangan takut, ma! Semuanya akan baik-baik saja.”

Lalu, keluarga kecil itu dibawa ke sebuah rumah yang sangat besar, berdesain artistik dan seeikit kuno, selayaknya rumah-rumah kerajaan jaman dulu.
Tanpa berkata apa-apa, keluarga itu tetap menurut saat dibawa ke sebuah ruangan besar, yang merupakan salah satu dari ruang tamu yang ada di rumah itu. Disanalah James meninggalkan mereka.

“Pa, mama takut!” istrinya berbisik ketakutan.
“Mama harus tenang. Berdoa saja semuanya aman.”
Pintu yang ada di seberang mereka terbuka. Muncullah beberapa orang dari dalamnya, seorang pria berumur dengan raut wajah yang sangat serius dan lagi-lagi dua orang berpakaian hitam di dekatnya.
“Papa…” gumam Tristan dengan suara yang teramat pelan.
“Mengapa kalian masih berdiri?” Suara bariton dari pria itu membuat keluarga kecil itu duduk takut-takut.
“Akhirnya aku memiliki cucu. Sepasang? Kembar?” tanya William.
“Sepasang, Pa,” jawab Tresno pelan.
William tertawa senang. “Bagus, kebetulan yang sangat bagus sekali. Tresno, aku akan mengambil salah seorang dari mereka untuk kudidik menjadi penerusku kelak.”
Apa yang ditakutkan sang suami selama ini menjadi kenyataan. “Pa, mereka masih bayi. Setidaknya biarkan mereka tumbuh bersama ibunya.”
“Aku tahu, Tresno! Aku sudah membiarkannya bersama kalian selama enam bulan. Dan sekarang aku akan mengambilnya. Aku menginginkan Tristan,” kata William tenang, tapi penuh kekuasaan di dalamnya, kekuasaannyang tak terbantahkan.
“Darimana papa tahu?”
Pria itu tertawa mengejek. “Kau masih saja meremehkan kekuasanku. Kau tidak pernah berubah, Tresno!”
“Aku tidak akan menyerahkan Tristan, pa!”
William menggebrak meja di depannya. “Jangan membantahku, Tresno!”
“Mengapa papa selalu saja melakukan apapun yang papa mau sesuka hati? Apa papa tidak memikirkan apa yang akan dirasakan Trisia? Papa tidak punya perasaan!”
Tanpa mengacuhkan omongan anaknya, William memerintahkan anak buahnya untuk mengambil Tristan. “Ambil anak itu!”
“Baik, Tuan!”
Suasana yang sama sekali tak enak untuk dilihat. Tresno yang terus meronta-ronta saat anak buahnya William menahannya, Trisia yang menangis, mencoba untuk terus meraih anaknya, dan kedua nak kembar yang menangis, seolah-olah mereka sadar kalau mereka berdua akan terpisah.
William menggendong Tristan, diwajahnya langsung terukir senyum puas. “Dialah satu-satunya cucu yang akan menjadi penerusku.”
“Kembalikan Tristan, Pa!” Suara Tresno meninggi. Tak ada lagi kesabaran yang selama ini selalu ditunjukkannya.
Pria itu tidak mengacuhkan mereka. Ia malah terus berkata sesuka hatinya. “Sebagai kompensasi atas anak ini, aku akan berbaik hati mengirimi sejumlah uang tiap tahun atas nama Trischa. Dan juga, jangan coba-coba untuk mencari anak ini lagi. Ingat Tresno, kau bukan lagi bagian dari keluarga ini.” William berdiri. “Antar mereka keluar.”
“Baik, Tuan!”
Tresno langsung mengajak istrinya keluar sebelum James membimbing mereka keluar. Dalam sekejap saja, kebahagiaan mereka hancur.
“Pa…” Trisia masih menangis dalam pelukannya.
“Ma, papa juga merasakan hal yang sama. Papa tahu ini tidaklah mudah. Tapi kita tidak boleh terlarut dalam hal ini. Kita masih memiliki Truscha, yang membutuhkan kasih sayang dan perhatian kita.”
“Papa… “