My Darling

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Chu Jian and Jian Bianlin are childhood friends and grew up together almost from when they were old enough to remember. Since long ago, Jian Bianlin has loved Chu Jian, and that has not changed even now that he is a highly popular idol singer and actor. To Chu Jian, though, Jian Bianlin is just Jian Bianlin—her good, good friend, like family, but nothing more. She knows about his feelings for her and feels guilty (for various reasons which you’ll read about) about not returning those feelings. This has put a strain on their relationship over the years. Eventually, her heart softens and she gives in, promising to be his girlfriend, to give him an opportunity as well as herself a chance to open up her heart to him. And so begins our male lead’s journey of winning over the heart of the girl he has always held in his own.

Associated Names
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Mandarin của tôi (Kẻo dẻo vị quýt)
My Mandarin
Wo De Man Da Lin
我的曼达林
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
07/19/17 Hui3r epilogue
07/15/17 Hui3r c9 part2
07/12/17 Hui3r c9 part1
07/08/17 Hui3r c8 part6
07/05/17 Hui3r c8 part5
07/01/17 Hui3r c8 part4
06/28/17 Hui3r c8 part3
06/24/17 Hui3r c8 part2
06/21/17 Hui3r c8 part1
06/17/17 Hui3r c7 part5
06/14/17 Hui3r c7 part4
06/10/17 Hui3r c7 part3
06/07/17 Hui3r c7 part2
06/03/17 Hui3r c7 part1
05/31/17 Hui3r c6 part4
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Nostalgia21
Nostalgia21 rated it
May 9, 2018
Status: Completed
It's honestly such a sweet and heart melting novel. The story has it's own conflict which is pretty much the progress for their feelings for one another (or atleast the FL's feelings for the ML). While it doesn't have an intense plot, and the conflict can be considered mild, unlike other novel's intense plot for revenge or sth, it still manages to capture the reader's interest and you can't help but wonder how the characters progress.

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My heart honestly broke a little everytime the FL rejects the ML. And it was heaven sent when she finally agreed to start a relationship. I like that she didn't do a half assed job about it and she did really try to be a good gf to him which finally made her realize and intensify her feelings for him.

I like that she wasn't wishy washy with her attitude at all. When she rejected the ML, she really did reject him with no hope for relationship whatsoever. She didn't let him on, and the only interaction they had was only out of guilt, which the ML knows. And when she finally did try to have a relationship with him, she really did try her best.

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It's honestly a 4.5 for me because the ending felt a bit rushed and I feel like there were a few loose ends.

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Like what happened to his health? I know he had a surgery but it didn't say what happened to the tumor, if it was malignant or benign.

I also felt unsatisfied that there weren't more chapters of sweet moments AFTER she realized her feelings for him. The build up felt so long but the consolidation of their relationship was so short.

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Other than that, it was honestly so good. Maybe i'll read it again after a few months when I forget some of the plot so it's like a whole new read again. Lol.

PS: huge props to the ML for his patience and dedication to the ML, that it made the hurdle higher for normal guys for me. Lol. His love was so intense for the FL, and made me yearn for a true love like that.

I feel like people who have rated this 3 star or less were not really judging this for what it's worth. While rating and tastes are subjective, you can't just have one criteria for all novel. A plot with more action and revenge will be obviously more interesting than a novel that has a simple and stable plot. I feel like that's the only thing that dragged the ratings down. For a novel category with a simple plot like this, it'sa very good read. If you expect for something else other than the aforementioned, then you really might not like it. This novel has a josei/shoujo feel to it, for a lack of a better comparison. So if you enjoy novels like that, then look no more. <<less
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shoujoenima
shoujoenima rated it
March 11, 2017
Status: prologue
This quite a promising rom novel. Especially for the Mo Bao Fei Bao fans. Though the translator did say there is not much fluff in the love development. (Like the Stewed Squid with Honey). Anyways, since there's still no synopsis above, the story is about a male superstar pursuing his childhood friend. That's all I can say, just click "prologue" and read the TL's words. (づ ̄ ³ ̄) づ
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
March 4, 2019
Status: Completed
I have a soft spot for childhood romances. This hits it all. It's about an actor ML chasing his childhood friend, the MC, who couldn't think of him as a romantic partner for the longest time. The author writes those feelings and the transition from those feelings of platonic friendship to romantic relationship very well and very realistically.

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To be honest, the MC is a very typical CN female lead. She's super shy, doesn't want attention, and very self-sacrificial. The ML is also the very typically stoic, uncommunicative, and struggles expressing himself type. Despite all this, the author was able to touch my heart. And since there aren't enough childhood friends romances out there, I couldn't bear to take off a star.

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The translation is a rare and fantastic 10/10. Very very well done! <<less
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love-cutter
love-cutter rated it
December 7, 2017
Status: Completed
Meant to press 5 stars.

I wanna cry. It was soooo beautiful. Guys, don't hesitate. Just read it. It's dramatic (without being over) and the guy is possessive (he has his reasons) and honestly, just love this couple to death. Soooo cute. If you like childhood stories, you'll like this one. It gets fluffly later on~

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The main female lead doesn't like the main male lead at first, which could annoy you at certain points, but trust me, it gets better. When she falls for him, she falls hard~

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klaxir
klaxir rated it
May 13, 2017
Status: c5
Enjoying Hui3r's translations as usual! The translation is good and easy to follow. Despite the underlying tension between the characters, the story is sweet and I'm really liking the main characters.

Can I just say that I love the main character?? Can't wait to see more of their interactions!
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Bookworm_Sueweetie
Bookworm_Sueweetie rated it
January 3, 2019
Status: Completed
The MC is quite stubborn and made me frustrated with her decisions, however, the ML's sincerity and patience won me over and making me sympathized him due to MC's uncaring treatment for him through the years.

Anyway, this is a good read but not memorable.
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owlzeyes
owlzeyes rated it
August 4, 2018
Status: epilogue
This novel was just soo beautiful! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! If you're looking for a really beautiful, fluffy, innocent, first love kind of romance novel LOOK NO FURTHER. Pretty much ML and MC are childhood friends and he's been in love with her ever since they were kids. MC is aware but doesn't reciprocate. At least not yet (hehe).

ML is the quiet type that doesn't really express his emotions that well. But gosh he really does love MC so much. And even though MC does know of his feelings, she never... more>> truly realizes how much he loved her until she started falling for him too.

One of my favorite moments that showcases how beautifully innocent and pure the couple is:

Eventually, Jian Bianlin detected her stare on him. Unable to move his head, he flicked his eyes in her direction. Nibbling on her lip, she smiled. When Jian Bianlin saw her smiling so beautifully, he could not restrain the curve that was also turning upwards at the corners of his lips. Chu Jian caught the expression on his face, and blushing slightly, she turned her head away to look out the window.

A quote from a character in the novel about the couple:

“Are they especially lovey-dovey, like the ‘you gaze at me and I gaze back at you’ type? You know, just especially innocent and pure?”

AREN'T THEY JUST SOO LOVELY PEOPLE?! Haha Anyways please read. You won't regret. <<less
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maiha-sama
maiha-sama rated it
December 9, 2017
Status: epilogue
This is a simple, unassuming story about childhood friends turned lovers. I have to say the second half is much much better than the first. I found the initial chapters extremely annoying owing to the MCs attitude and actions. Luckily it picks up and I even started to care about what she felt by the end.

What really shines through is the MLs sincerity and the author does a great job of introducing those tidbits from time to time. All of this in less than 10 chapters.

I enjoyed reading this quite... more>> a bit. A nice break from malicious scheming and what not. Great translation from hoju as usual. <<less
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saira
saira rated it
March 4, 2019
Status: Completed
Really love this novel.. after reading this story I became a fan of Mo bao fei bao novels..

The kind of love our ML have for FL is just top noch.. the character development is also handle very well... for me this novel includes in one of the best Chinese novel that I have ever read.
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NiQuinn
NiQuinn rated it
February 27, 2019
Status: epilogue
I found this novel a chore to finish. For those who loved it, don't throw stones, please. I love Mo Bao Fei Bao novels but this one just doesn't sit well with me. I tried reading the other reviews and I just couldn't relate to their love for this novel. I find the ML somehow unintentionally manipulative and the MC's tendency not to pursue the issue just frustrates me to no end.

Maybe I just feel like their chemistry is forced? I had no giddy feelings during their 'romantic' scenes.

Still, NOTE,... more>> that's MY opinion. Lots of people love it and for that alone, I'd recommend this for anyone to read. <<less
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Hanokaayumi
Hanokaayumi rated it
January 8, 2019
Status: Completed
A wistful, emotions-driven masterpiece by Mo Bao Fei Bao. A beautiful, bittersweet first-love story with a happy ending. The flashbacks into their past together and their individual perspectives were well-incorporated and added depth to the story.
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hiryukaede
hiryukaede rated it
April 21, 2018
Status: Completed
This is very beautiful and good story,... ML was really loyal to FL... I really like this story, it have cute, bitter, and little painfull (if we see from ML view)...

Really recomendid this story' if someone want to read a beatiful cute, abaut friend later become husband and wife... XD
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