On How to Properly Instruct Old Chinese Doctors to Use Emojis

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My mom assured me that my next blind date would be absolutely exceptional. We talked on WeChat, then he sent me an emoji: “To our friendship, cheers.”

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masseyk
New masseyk rated it
December 3, 2021
Status: extra
I really enjoyed this sweet short story. It has a mature and natural telling of what real relationships consist of. I know some reviews say that the ML is controlling or MC changed for his partner and ML did nothing but I have to disgree.

The POV is from the MC and it is his natration and outlook on their relationship. He talks about the choices he makes to build a life with his partner. ML lives a very simple but structured lifestyle and he admits that he thought the MC... more>> would grow tire of him and leave him eventually. And for some people that would be a reason to call off. However, this shows he also has insecurities abiut their relationship but we dont get his view point and only know a little about him from the MC and his parents.

Another example peoe gave was about the cell phone. However, MC admitted it himself that he was addicted to it. And the fact that the ML wanted him to sleep earlier instead of keeping himself up late at night to browse the web is him keeping his promise to the MC's mom to take care of him. Plus he is a doctor and wanting to help people live a healthier life is a given. Like dating a nutritionist and having to eat better. Theres no way around that.

Also, you cant blame the ML for the MC's lack of communication about his frustration. I do believe that this is a weakness in their relationship but thats also what makes the story relatable. We all have things we want to complain about but sometimes we just avoid it and try to fix it from our end.

Give the story a try if you are looking for something light and humorous. The MC is cute and likeable with funny daydreams!! The translator did an excellent job!! <<less
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Psychoutre
New Psychoutre
November 27, 2021
Status: extra
Really cute though I wish ML did have some more romantic sense in him. I feel a bit bad that MC has fully adapted to ML's lifestyle, like a changed person, and that scene on Valentine's day made me sad.. It's a good story overall but just these little tidbits that make me unsure on rating it 5 stars.
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
April 7, 2021
Status: Completed
Mixed feelings. Overall not bad, pretty funny and fluffy at times.

Maybe it's a cultural barrier but it does perpetuate some really bad (and incorrect) stereotypes:

  • for example, MC became gay because he was traumatized/assaulted by the opposite gender
In terms of the relationship, it felt that the MC had to compromise everything for the ML:

  • when they moved in together, the MC had to change literally everything to accomodate the ML's lifestyle
  • for example, he wasn't allowed to use his phone, play video games, or even relax after coming home from work, he was forced to go straight to sleep
  • left a bad taste in my mouth
  • MC literally had to sneak in phone time in the fcking bathroom <- this is funny but also disturbing, imagine being controlled to this extent???
  • furthermore, MC and ML did not communicate on MC's frustrations at all, MC just gave into everything
  • ML didn't have to do sh*t or even compromise a tiny bit on anything
Spoiler

I've known people who've tried changing themselves for their SO and became ridiculously happy/relieved after breakup when they realized how stifled and uncomfortable they had been. DRASTIC CHANGES do not last in the long term and does not perpetuate a healthy and happy relationship.

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Finally, the one plus:

  • "sexual apathy" (which should have been translated into "asexual/ace") was not trampled on. The author didn't have the ML try to change the MC through therapy or something, thankfully.
Overall mixed bag. Translation was pretty good otherwise.
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Northdusk21
Northdusk21 rated it
March 23, 2021
Status: --
Read IT IS VERY GOOD!

I WILL NOT DIVULGE ANY INFO. I HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THE NOVEL AND CAN SAY

I don't understand how anyone could give this novel. Less than 5 stars. The only real reason for a low rating would because this mor accurately is described as a shounen-ai rather than a yaoi novel.
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BillionJellyfish
BillionJellyfish rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: Completed
This is a very short and cute story!

Ignoring all the background trauma, the interactions between the MC and ML are absolutely adorable!

The relationship between the MC and ML is healthy, funny, and sweet.
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Kikiji
Kikiji rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: Completed
That single 1 star review is a grave injustice to this novel imo. It's well written, well translated, and it covers some content and topics that doesn't often appear in the general BL you can find. The fact that the MC affiliates with somewhere on the ace spectrum gratified me too, as the author's portrayal was very well done.

There's an air of maturity in the clear-headed views expressed in this novel, but at the same time, our MC adds a sense of youthfulness to it too.

You can tell the author... more>> did a lot research or already had a good understanding of topics that come up such as chinese medicine. (Either that or she was able to write it in such a way that there's no suspense of disbelief required from general readers.) I'm not saying there's a lot of terminology along those lines, but there's more than enough to add dimension and generate interest in the ML, and far from having so much that the reader would have their eyes glaze over.

The relationship. Idk what to say other than it's soothing to my heart. I love these two and how they progressed as they spent more time together. They're both true to themselves and each other. In the end, I find it an extremely satisfying relationship. <<less
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Aneel
Aneel rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: c1
The translation is good, but honestly I couldn't read more than one chapter of this because of all the harmful gay stereotypes it incorporates. Perhaps it gets better, but I can't get past
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the plot point where our MC is gay because he got mol*sted as a kid.

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sunflower_03
sunflower_03 rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: extra
It's such a cute story I don't know why the rating is so bad. The ML is so gentle and cute reminds me of Lan Zhan.

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The story is a nice slice of life, their relationship progresses step by step, their are certian complications but it gets resolved without evolving into a big issue so no dog blood drama here

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The comedic parts is also done nicely. Overall a nice story
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Pearlandglitter
Pearlandglitter rated it
March 24, 2021
Status: Completed
It's very cute and heart warming. All the characters are very 3 dimensional. Must read!!
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k24_isavid
k24_isavid rated it
May 1, 2021
Status: Completed
One of the best short story I've read. Both MC amd ML have very unique characters. I plan to write a character similar to that of the MC and ML cause they're very interesting.
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dee_ism
dee_ism rated it
April 14, 2021
Status: --
It's short, cute, fluffy, and funny.

The ML has a bit unique personality, but believe me, that kind of person is exist, hahaaha
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shuulys
shuulys
March 31, 2021
Status: Completed
quite cute and heart warming. Plus its very funny. Even though it's a short story, I think its quite complete. The MC is very charming person tbh. Then the ML is those mature and serious type. But also cute at times. The only part where I'm not so pleased with the ML is the chapter with the valentines day scene. I felt so bad for the MC.-.
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twobada
twobada rated it
March 26, 2021
Status: --
I seriously lost it starting when MC said he seemed to understand why his mom likes ML 😂😂😂😂

A cute, comfortable, comedic ride! The humor is flippant but in an entertaining way. Very stress-relieving!
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Ouryane00
Ouryane00 rated it
March 23, 2021
Status: Completed
Very very cute!!

Certainly the MC & ML aren’t perfect but in the real world, is someone perfect? I love this novel because it portrayed characters with real world characteristics!

Though I just wish ... more>>
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the chapter where the MC was kidnapped or taken by his ex was elaborated more because I couldn’t understand it much, like what happened really between them, why did the ML suddenly went boom and wanted to make love w/ MC, Okay maybe I do get it but wish there was more explanation

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The extra is a gem hahaha wish for more!!! <<less
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nomius
nomius rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: Completed
cute cute cute!!!!

can it be any more cute?? 😍 i love it, short and refreshing~

perfect for a 'taking a break' 🥰
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nctzen
nctzen rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: Completed
I don't know who was the one who give this one star only because this story deserve a full five star or 4.5 at the very least. Very good characters growth even with only 11 chapters and the plot is very engaging. The whole story has comedic moments which really entertains and you should be able to finish this in an hour and will feel very satisfied with it. 100% recommended.
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kweeb
kweeb rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: --
This was super cute I read it all at once and the ML is the best omg
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kunkun
kunkun rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: Completed
To the first person who rated this and gave 1... How hateful! I almost skipped reading a good novel ONCE again!!!

Ugh. Really. I made an account just to rate this one. Although it was really not my cup of tea, the way the shou stand up for the gong was really sweet! I enjoyed reading every bits of it.

P.S. The "teaching to use emoji" was not the focus of the story tho. It was rarely mentioned.

Old-fashioned gong x Up-to-date shou
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ratuuu
ratuuu rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: extra
The story is simple and no-nonsense drama is involved!! The shou is cute and simple while the gong is upright and a bit traditional. To say the gong is cold character, he is not cold but just not someone who is talkative.

I like the shou way of shameless cause he's not really annoying and coquettish. As this story is from his POV, his monologue is really funny. This story is laid-back and suitable for those who just want a light reading and some laughs.

Their interactions not rushed and weel placed... more>> but there still some confusion cause no further explanation provided due to nature of short stories.

To sum up, great story to relax and read as past time. <<less
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LookingforanotherPIT
LookingforanotherPIT rated it
November 9, 2021
Status: Completed
It's well written, well translated, and it covers some content and topics that doesn't often appear in the general BL you can find.
The ML was very respectful about the MC's asexual nature. But like one of the reviews mentioned, the MC had to change a lot of his habits (mostly bad ones) because of the ML. This story deals with relationships quite realistically, which I found very refreshing. I did feel that the author tried changing the ML's apathetic side a little bit. Very good characters growth even... more>> with only 11 chapters and the plot is very engaging. The whole story has comedic moments which really entertains and you should be able to finish this in an hour and will feel very satisfied with it.

Overall: 4.3 <<less
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nkai
nkai rated it
September 11, 2021
Status: Completed
ML is very nice and cute, ML's interaction with MC are cute and funny at the sametime. I want parents like the MC and ML I think that will be fun and enjoyable.
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Otakufujoshi11
Otakufujoshi11 rated it
July 23, 2021
Status: Completed
Very simple, short and sweet read, good for past time. No highly demanding plot. Just a slice of life, anyway, I rate it 4.5
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