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Lu Lingxi died.

As a child born by his parents through precise genetic matching, for eighteen years of his life, he lived entirely for his brother, who had leukaemia. He was his brother’s shadow, a “medicine reserve bank” for his brother’s treatment needs.

Umbilical cord blood, stem cells, bone marrow… whenever his brother needed it, he would have no choice but to quietly lie on the operating table.

Until the last time, when his brother needed a kidney and he never came off the operating table.

When he opened his eyes again, Lu Lingxi became a teenager with the same name Lu Lingxi.

Freed from the shackles of his fate, he possesses the mysterious ability to communicate with plants.

Raising flowers, gardening and running a farm, Lu Lingxi begins a very different life!

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Cheryl R
New Cheryl R rated it
September 22, 2022
Status: c1
Love the story! This is a BL fantasy "fiction" novel, therefore it is okay to have not true to life facts. It's a great read. But, that is just my opinion.
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New Xylia125 rated it
September 19, 2022
Status: extra 5
3.5 stars

Great fluffy mindless read.

Picked this up after reading a tragedy novel. Was a good breather after an intense novel.

The story is slow paced and focuses on an ordinary daily life. There was not much character development but like I said these novels are a good breather after an intense novel.

Recommend for light reading to pass time
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YunYun1 rated it
May 19, 2022
Status: Completed
YunYun, the translator, is here :) This is another story by Li Songru, the author of Rebirth: Different Way, but this one is not similar to Rebirth: Different Way in anything. It can be said it is completely opposite. It is not plot-oriented, much more about the process than the result. It has a lot of chapters and many things will happen but it is not very dramatic. Basically, the title describes it very well. It is slice of life, modern gardening/farming with a touch of romance.

The main character, Lu... more>> Lingxi, was very pitiful in his previous life. His parents had him as a donor for his sick brother and his whole life was dedicated to this purpose. Not only did he have to undergo various medical procedures for his brother, but he didn't even have a chance to live a normal life because his mother was afraid something would happen to him and her precious elder son would be left without a donor.

Fortunately (and it is indeed fortunately) the MC died during a surgery and was reborn in the body of a boy with the same name. It happens in the first chapter and after that his life completely changes.

He gets a mother who is quite a character but definitely loves him (unlike his mother in the previous life). He gets a friend. He gets freedom. And he gets a mysterious panel that allows him to see the needs of the plants nearby.

The exploration of the possibilities the panel gives the MC is quite a fascinating process. In starts from one plant and then spreads more and more, step by step. In my opinion, the pacing is very good. Every time something new happens or is revealed about the panel, it is very easy to understand and is memorable. And at the same time it is never boring.

I also like that even though the panel is "a golden finger", nothing happens without the MC's effort. He has to learn, to think and to do things physically. And he has to feel, because without his heart the panel would be worthless.

Later the things get quite a lot wilder, which is very enjoyable, and I also liked the environment protection angle very much. It had a very positive, inspiring feeling.

There is a lot of more goodness. Namely, Dahei. You'll love him when you meet him, and he was totally my favourite character there. Dahei is not the ML, by the way. The ML is... older, handsome, rich, decisive, a good businessman, obsessive, yandere... typical, in other words. At first I was not very inspired by him, especially in the first chapters, where he behaves a bit creepy stalking the MC. On the other hand, the ML is a habitual insomniac and when he realises he can sleep after meeting with the MC... I guess his obsession is quite excusable. And he is really, really good to the MC, and not in a condescending pampering way, but in a protective and respectful way.

It's really a feel-good story, positive, cosy and comfortable. I also learned a lot about plants; like, really a lot :) However, as another review mentioned, you shouldn't learn from this story what to feed to pets... but taking into account the circumstances, the pets there likely could eat lobsters and drink champagne and it wouldn't harm their health :) <<less
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Chocomint.bunny rated it
June 6, 2022
Status: c30
It’s a very peaceful story with an overall harmonious vibe, the MC and ML both have their complicated and sad backgrounds so there’s some drama there, but I feel like the focus of the story is in the slice of life/healing part of it.

There are some fantasy aspects to it which for me make it all the more enjoyable.

Also the MC is a lovable wholesome baby that must be protected, he has a very calming nature to him which attracts humans and animals alike, he’s very likeable and even I... more>> feel relaxed when reading about him, so I totally understand the ML’s feelings.

The side characters have also been interesting so far, my favorite is his mom, she is everything the MC needs and deserves.

The translation is also very good, in short I don’t have anything to complain about this novel lol.

I would totally recommend this for someone in need to relax or who’ll like to read a nice laidback story (with some sprinkles of drama). <<less
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speracles rated it
May 16, 2022
Status: c3
So far the translation is smooth, and the MC is such a sympathetic sweetie. You really want more for him. Looking forward to read a chapter every weekday! Good pick, Yun Yun translations!
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pimni rated it
May 24, 2022
Status: c175
A really sweet and calming BL if there was one. The MC is really sweet because, in his previous life, he was basically a bird raised in a cage who didn't know the world. The ML on the other hand is ruthless and like the MC did not have a normal childhood. Their falling in love is very natural, of course, the ML is really proactive in chasing the MC without him realizing it. I loved the mother's character the most; she deserved the happiness she got. The message of... more>> the novel is also good and the ending is very satisfactory. <<less
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WanWanLand rated it
June 6, 2022
Status: c30
This novel is really peaceful! People who like heavy dog blood and face slapping novels with couples climbing to greatness need not apply though. This is perfect for good vibes and easy reading.
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trash_generalist rated it
September 1, 2022
Status: c160
Great read! Kind of a mish-mash, but main theme is Slice of Life, ig? MC (Lu Lingxi) dies after being used as a lifelong donor for his elder brother. He gets a second chance at life though, and ends up waking up in the body of a 18yo boy with the same name who had died at the same time. When he wakes up, it's to see a mother that honestly cares for him and oh- a mysterious floating panel (a SYSTEM!) that allows him to scan the condition of... more>> plants and boosts his own gardening abilities. Another bonus of this snazzy golden finger is that it gives him a sort of "calming buff" that basically attracts and brings to the people and animals around him. Key among them is the ML (Yue Yan), who has deep psychological shadows that only the MC is able to bring him out of.

As mentioned, in terms of central theme, there is none? It's a mix of... wholesome family interactions, yandere courting, poor-to-rich with a gardening system, environmental propaganda, and so on LOLOL! It sounds bad, but I ended up loving it, even if some parts did drag a bit. The TL is great as well, though currently unfinished (the MTL is 78% readable if you're looking to brave it out) ! So, anyway! I highly recommend you give it a shot, especially if you're looking for a relatively chill rebirth story without the usual face-slapping, just good ol' cold revenge — where the satisfaction comes from living better than the other guy lololol


Although the characters aren't super complex, there is a depth to them. Psychology isn't really the focus of the novel, so that's okay. It plays a role, but not a terribly big one.

Lu Lingxi (MC)

As someone who grew up under the shadow of someone else and was kept isolated from the world, the MC of the novel is rather simple. He's the innocent!Shou type, basically!

Yue Yan (MC)

The ML is highly self-aware that he's not a good guy and repeatedly depresses his Yandere instincts, though not entirely, to stay close to his little sunshine~ Put simply, he's the overbearing!Gong type.

ROMANCE: 7.5/10

This romance is all about dependence, I think. The MC depends on the ML because he's the first person to give him such genuine care. The ML depends on the MC because he awakens his feelings and brings light to his previously lonely existence. It's all quite meaningful, ig~ Not really my type of romance dynamic, but I found the initial development of the relationship very interesting.

SETTING: 7.5/10

The setting of the novel is modern day, though it's more like the late 2000s or early 2010s, I think. The author spends quite a bit of time on the plant aspect, and though the SYSTEM administrator (the MC's golden finger), doesn't actually feature much, it plays a big role in the plot. What does feature are the people. So the bulk of the worldbuilding is setting up the relationships between all the characters. Anyway, certainly not the most exciting setting, but it suited the tone of the novel.

PLOT: 8.5/10

This kind of poor-to-rich, System, rebirth, plot is exactly my kind of thing. It's definitely a bit messy, but the novel incorporates a lot of my favorite tropes and does a pretty good job developing the characters within the scope.


If you enjoy slice of life stories, give it a try! Idk if you'll end up liking it, but I certainly did~ and I plan to come back to it again when the TL officially completes. <<less
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Hualian bae
Hualian bae rated it
June 3, 2022
Status: c1
if you like slice of life stories then you will definitely vibe with this!😍 its plot moves along with the daily life of our MC and ml. Feels like im reading a tv series 😆

and this story has quite a lot of fantasy elements so dive in with this in mind. I ENJOYED IT A LOT ESPECIALLY THE EXTRA CHAPTERS OMG FANG LEI AND XIAO HUI 😂😂😂😂😂 that twist was sooo unexpected but it will leave a sweeeeeeet aftertaste for this story😍 and MC IS THE SWEETEST😭😭 cried while reading... more>> the first few chapters because of the experience of mc! HE DESERVED BETTER AND ML DELIVERED! <<less
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Hell rated it
May 18, 2022
Status: Completed
Story is going good so far, but the author really doesn't know anything about animal diets. They write snakes eating cream and milk, dogs eating chocolate and grapes, cats eating grapes... All of which are actually toxic for these animals. So, please don't try and give these foods for your pets!!!

I'll write more about the story itself when I finish reading it, and give it a star rating as well, but overall it's going really well with the caveat of unsafe animal diets being promoted...

EDIT: finished reading. The... more>> story is a tad immature and quite fantastical, but it's not a bad read. The interactions between MC and ML are quite harmonious, although MC is quite naïve, and the supporting characters have their moments to shine.

Overall, if you like the genre, it's good, just a tad lackluster.


there's a cat x human couple at the end. To me it's more on the bestiality scale than Zombie Emperor's Domestic Cat, which is already quite a warning.


That said, the animals are pretty cute. <<less
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Zyxia_92 rated it
September 12, 2022
Status: --
The story is fantastic. While reading I thought I wish things could also be the same in reality with plants everywhere 😭. The MC and ML both complement each other and makeup for whatever they lack. 180 chapters feels too short. I wish the story didn't end.
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LisaxLisa rated it
August 19, 2022
Status: Completed
I had to finish reading this MT buuuut it was so worth it and it wasn't even that much because by the time you finish reading the official translation you're already more than halfway through.

If you like slice of life BL/Yaoi that's slow paced with not a lot of drama and not a lot of conflict I highly recommend this story!!! There's a little bit of conflict but that gets quickly resolved every time so in general it's very calm to read.
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Sadie Woods
Sadie Woods rated it
July 31, 2022
Status: c112
This novel is a perfect one to relax to. The atmosphere is very calming and the characters themselves are very lovable. The MC is cute (naive, but very strong in his own way), the ML is a possessive wolfdog who manages to hide his fangs (he never crosses any lines so I'd call him yandere-lite), and the secondary couple is honestly the absolute best (MC's mom gets a second chance!). You may have to handwave away the animal's diets, but enjoy this as the peaceful fiction it's meant to be.... more>> You'll have a good time! The translation, as always, is also excellent. The translator posts a lot of links for your plant appreciating benefit and it makes you really want to turn your home into a jungle! <<less
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HellaCe rated it
July 7, 2022
Status: c75
I really like the story, the characters' developpement, the tone of the interactions and everything about the plants.

The 3 stars are because of the ML. He is described as a cunning and thirsty wolf drooling over an innocent, naive and underaged white sheep. I don't know why the author decided to make her MC more and more naive until he seemed underaged, it's his second life... So the ML seems to be preying on him, which disgusted me. Maybe it's because she thinks only soft people can like nature and... more>> animals that much and only mentally ill people can achieve this much success in their job?

I'm currently reading because the overall story is nice, I just hope the ML will become less obsessive... Let's wait and see, I hope it'll become a 4 stars read. <<less
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September 16, 2022
Status: --
Another golden story!!! This is truly one of my favorite typical slice of life stories.

One of the reasons why this story has become my favorite slice of life is because even though the story itself is a slice of life genre, this story still has a complicated plot contained in it.

and even though there is a complicated plot in the story, the complicated plot itself does not beat the momentum of the genre that story have (slice of life), which ultimately makes the reader will not get bored quickly, even... more>> this story has main genre of slice of life (which mostly focuses on daily activities/daily routines...).

Last, there are some people who say this story is very light... in fact this story is not really light.

Reason why people say this story is light was because most of them are still slightly influenced by the author's previous story, which have a fairly intense plot.

For the main character itself, MC is innocent type while ML is black-bellied type (the character settings are actually standard) but it should be noted that even though ML is black-bellied, he never did anything bad to MC. <<less
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September 15, 2022
Status: Completed
I love it, Xiao xi and Yan Yue's love story was really full of fluff and warmth. Dahei and xiaohei were also super cute wish I had one myself. The extras about fang lei and xiaohui was so wholesome and funny I really loved it hoped there was more though. Thank you translating this masterpiece 😘
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Yunjae yuzu
Yunjae yuzu rated it
September 13, 2022
Status: c175
Love it all the way from chapter 1.... I love dahei, xiohei, xiohui and all of the.... Love all the character. But I feel not enough.... Want to read more😭😭😭😭

Why it have to come to the end., .

Thank for sharing this wonderful story....

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Fisukisuki rated it
July 22, 2022
Status: Completed
Absolutely Comforting, Refreshing, Relaxing, Funny, and Absolutely Lovely Novel ever!

So far the story keep getting amazing and better than ever!

It was Modern Fantasy theme. We will ge to see MC slowly changes his Village he lives in for the Better because his Planting Supernatural Magical ability.

It's not fast nor slow romance, and I LOVED IT! ML is obsessed with MC but he never restricting MC's movement. He never being Creepy in front of him. His thought was full of Possessiveness, but all his Action are Good for MC! So no... more>> worries. Our ML is Smart, Observant, Devoted, and Absolutely Loving and Caring!

Our MC is Totally Precious. So far, no flaws detected. So I wonder what would he do if he going to face some people who could make him emotional or if some big emotional event happen? Because so far, even when few problems exist, it was easily solved because no one is Idiot or Pushover in this story.

The Fantasy theme was Super Gold because things are just sooo Gooood!!! I wonder how far the author would use the Fantasy theme. Because now I can see everything is Possible!

Pray sooo hard the rest of the story are as Amazing as the story I have read so far!

Finished at 14 September 2022:

Till the End it was sooo Gooood!!! The World Building is so Good!!! The China is thriving in this novel because the Evolution!

I'm surely didn't expect the Novel would go that far! And that was Amazing!!!

The Characters still Very Enjoyable! The Plot is Fantastic for a Slice of Life Fantasy one!

So many Great Surprised. Written so Nicely! Totally Worth it!!! ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED!!!

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ladyxxx rated it
July 16, 2022
Status: c91
By the time I read this, there were 91 translated chapters, and those chapters feels so short because of how interesting it is.

Of course, this is a bit of fantasy themed novel with the panels (in other novel its probably known as system), so dont expect the details in this novel to be realistic.
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Lovingsweetseveryday rated it
June 6, 2022
Status: c30
It's a very calming type of novel and so far so good. And these days I'm hooked at slice of life and farming genres so this type of novel is really my cup of tea 😁😁❤️❤️
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ylial rated it
May 21, 2022
Status: c33
So far so good. I recommend for those who want to take a breather from reading a dog blood drama novel lolXD I like the MC and the mature writing.

Not recommended for those who want a fast paced story, bcoz this is really a slice of life and I even get bored most of the time.

If this is not a BL novel and the ML is not handsome nor rich, I will find the ML really creepy for stalking MC and his locking him up thoughts lolXD but I pity... more>> ML at the same time.

Will probably pause my reading <<less
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Relenapeacecraft rated it
September 18, 2022
Status: Completed
This was a good novel. Even with it's rebirth theme, the author found a way for our naive but loveable MC to have a new life filled with happiness and not vengeance. It was quite different from most novels I've read with similar themes since the focus of the story was how both the MC and ML found their sense of belonging and solace with each other. The antagonists did received their retribution but they were not the focal point of the story which I truly appreciate.
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