Those Sweet Times


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Xiang Nuan starts to play this game because of a certain famous gamer. Later, however, she finds out that the game is much more interesting than the man…

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Chryseum rated it
September 26, 2018
Status: c3 part2
I was finding this quite nice and cute until the shamelessness and naivety was too much. None of the main 3 characters are likeable.

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Nuanuan is completely naive and gullible. Which makes her unbearable to watch while she screws herself in front of everyone. Zemu is an arrogant prick you was having fun bullying a girl because he thought it would be nice to see her defeated. Finally Chuyan lies better than he breathes, constantly lying to others while just being “playful”. He uses his intelligence to make fun of her because she is naive and doesn’t understand the game.


Also I can’t help but wonder how a newbie can join a random game with online players and be paired with a pro. What game is this? Dark souls? If your sort of comedy is seeing a naive and shameless female MC get bullied then this is for you. No doubt later on the romance will get good, but I would die from anxiety well before that. <<less
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May 28, 2020
Status: c77 part1
This novel is neither funny nor romantic. It has its moments of hilariousness but underneath the lame comedy is actually a group of people, young kids in college, finding their way and sometimes, in the case of the ML, using their smarts just to survive and stay alive.

This is the first C-novel I've read where a mother and a father, rich and urbane and supposedly the pillars of community, show utter disrespect and disregard for a son who is not a problem child or a disappointing student just because they... more>> don't really care for him. To them, he's just a poor kid sponging off their riches and they, the parents, putting up with it because they're supposedly related.

The novel opens with Chuyan conning his mom for a suit and a Bulgari watch. This is his suit and the watch given to him by his parents but since the father cut him off financially when he entered college, it is assumed that the dad also blocked him from enjoying the fruits that naturally go along with wealth and money, which includes clothes, accessories, and other stuff.

Chuyan later pawns off the Bulgari watch which of course incensed the dad. But think of it from the kid's point of view: he enters college on his first year then the dad abruptly cuts him off, telling him find a job as a busboy or something. Apply in McDonald's because I started poor as you and I made it so I guess will you. But the manner in which the father does it is not only obnoxious but utterly devastating to the son. The dad also tells the boy that when he dies, he might cut him off permanently. No money for you, my boy, so better work your bu*t off from now on.

I have no problem with parents disciplining their kids but Chuyan after all is their only child. He loves his parents, and despite conning them for money once in a while, is very filial to them. He is also a genius and very artistic. He might be lazy and skips a lot of classes but he's always on top of his class. He has no problems navigating the sciences or mathematics even an intricate gaming app so I don't get where this son-hating dad is coming from.

Also, I get the sense, when you read the novel, that this ab*sed ML seems to be out of synced with the family dynamics. He lives in luxury but the author quietly points out that all of these riches belong to the dad. Chuyan doesn't say our house but my family's, the family's resort not our resort, my dad's company not our company. You can feel the distance between him and his parents as he is often made the bu*t of mockery and joke by both the mom and dad.

There is a scene where he tells his dad about his uncertainty over the girl he likes but the dad only snorts, basically telling him you're a loser so you still expect a girl to like you? He turns away and immediately right after, the dad and mom back talks him. I mean, what the f*ck, dude?

The boy is 19 years old. He's not a bad kid. He's intelligent and very friendly. He's not into drugs, not into prostit**es. A clean boy with a very clear future ahead of him except the dad dislikes him. Because although he's very good looking he emits a vibe that says con man. The dad even compares his looks to a corrupt courtier, conning both his master and the masses. Just because his son looks like a con man ergo the dad hates him. He doesn't trust him either.

You're a rich dad with a very exemplary child so you give him a car for his birthday, right? No. The son, the ML Chuyan, is made to borrow one of his dad's cheapest cars, a Ferrari, to drive around. The dad agrees then threatens to make the son pay for repairs if he gets into an accident and damages his precious tin.

Dude, I am fuming with rage by this time.

This is a dad who is not only tyrannical but likes to lord it over his son because he has money. Look, I have wealth. You don't. Curry favor to me or else. Chuyan watches all this without saying anything. He doesn't argue. He doesn't say anything. He just thinks of ways to con money from his parents because, dude, they abruptly cut him off. They didn't even give him a cent or a small allowance to live off on.

As a reader, I am amazed actually at Chuyan's patience and continued endurance. I can also understand his listlessness and lack of passion about many things, his education and the game he plays merely for sports, unlike the MC who's into it bravely and passionately.

I speak about Chuyan's dad. The mom is an idiot, only concerned about preserving her looks well into her 90s. She is so shallow, she says at one time she will leave the dad if he gets a fat belly. She's into sponsoring artists but she fails to see how very artistic her own son is, with his love for woodcraft, which is self-taught. Since she's a failed artist herself, the envy and jealousy might be understandable.

As I said, the novel is neither funny nor romantic. The romance is not even that passionate. There is a puppy love vibe to it which is I think what the MC and ML needs at this point in their lives, especially the ML who is so brutalized by the same people who proudly call themselves his parents.

That dad specially needs to be flushed down the toilet. What a wormic a**hole. <<less
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love-cutter rated it
April 1, 2018
Status: c2
I absolutely adore this novel. Perhaps, it is too soon to say from the translated chapters. But, I've been hooked. Here is a pretty girl who naively believes she can play Kings of Glory (a combat game with teammates) from having only played Love/Miracle Nikki (a dress-up game). You can hate her for thinking so naive but she's trying to fit into a world she doesn't belong and it's hilarious when the male lead calls her out on it. Again, I love it when the leads hate each other at... more>> first and then grow to love each other. <<less
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GreenLily rated it
August 2, 2018
Status: --
I love the author. She is really good at writing female leads with interesting personality

The MC is cute and demure but doesnt make you think she's boring, she's gullible but also quirky in her own way. Voice fetish anyone?

The story itself is slow paced but doesnt waste any lines and every chapters feels like if has it own purpose. A very sweet story about e sport gaming, that makes you squeal "CUTE!1?!?1!1" from time to time
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savii rated it
July 12, 2018
Status: c13 part2
i dont know why people rate this 1... I think its really good and I love the translator.. I almost read everything thats posted in the website.. :awkward laugh:.. any way this particular story is really sweet and funny.. only downfall is the game character names.. a bit confusing to follow that... but overall a great novel...
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Roxasfleur rated it
April 3, 2020
Status: Completed
I thought this story will be a cliche one with the girl chasing the boy as indicated in the first chapter. But, it really is not!!

The ML isn't even the guy in the first chapter. The bantering between the MC and ML is also super funny.

I also think that MC is really gullible and annoying at first, but gradually she becomes better and better.

So, don't just read the first few chapters and say that this story is bad. Give it a chance and you'll find it so much better than... more>> your initial impression. <<less
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ohmycalla rated it
February 15, 2020
Status: --
I don't understand why this story is underrated. It's a great story compared to other rubbish novels that has a lot of reviews.

MC is not dumb and ML is not an a**hole. That alone made this novel so much better.

I hope people would discover this hidden gem.
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xukais rated it
April 9, 2020
Status: c72
One of the best and cutest e-sports novels I've read and incredibly uncliche. The MC is a little naive and oblivious to her surroundings but cute as hell and its so fun watching her eventually get better at the game and get addicted to it to the point that she doesn't even remember the reason she started playing it in the first place. The ML is just plain shameless but one of the most hilarious characters I've read, I love him and find it so cute how he tries to... more>> sabotage all the other suitors the MC has. Their dynamic from strangers turned best friends turned lovers is adorable.

The game lingo might be difficult to understand for people who haven't played games like LOL or King of Glory and it's a hassle keeping track of the heroes and all their names. Thankfully I could identify a lot of them having read You're My Glory before this. Otherwise the translation is done well and it's a really fun and lighthearted read.


One thing that really irked me however was, c72 onwards when they finally met Oblivion irl the author just kept commenting on his skin colour and how he was attractive but dark and that took away from his appeal. Also Li Chuyun buying whitening masks for him. That annoyed me a lot.

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Andrwood rated it
December 17, 2019
Status: Completed
The description is very bad in this novel. She begins to play not because of the famous gamer, but because of the guy she likes. He is clearly not a famous gamer.

Good novel, without any intrigues and tragedies. If you want to relax, then you can read this novel. But sometimes because of ML you can start to get angry.

4.5 / 5
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TheEscapist rated it
December 8, 2019
Status: c54 part3
Veeerrryyy cute and adorable story. The ML is really the best ever ????shameless hilarious conman, so different from the cold iceberg types. Thumbs up the story and the translator sama. Thanks for translating this cute story.
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moonh rated it
August 23, 2021
Status: Completed
this is cute! I've got a weakness for foolishxfoolish couples and this is very much one of them. This novel is about a girl playing a game because the boy she has a crush on plays it, but then accidentally getting hooked on the game instead.

stuff I really enjoy include both her and the ML being absolute pants at the game at first, the FL learning to tr*sh talk, and pretty much every time the ML is around, it's a fun time. The ml's parents are hilarious and so much... more>> like him, they just infuriate each other in a cute way.

the only think that's kind off ugh is just is the r*pe jokes and the dark skin jokes like it's so unnecessary but what can you do ¯\_ (ツ) _/¯ <<less
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Dayang_Dyan rated it
March 29, 2021
Status: Completed
the story about college students who got addicted to playing mobile games but still ended up being successful.

this story is actually good. Funny fl, I consider her as a strong female lead, thiugh sometimes her personality is a little bit naive. ML is very shameless, he is the definition of shamelessness.

and the side stories!!! So happy they also got their own stories. I wish other side characters also have their own story!
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Onymous rated it
June 27, 2020
Status: Completed
This is one of my favorite reads ever. I rereas this again after I saw that it was completely translated. It's that good. Thank you so much for translating this. The ML is so mischievous and the MC is such a cutie. I love them together. They are one of cutest and best couples out there. It has a comedic and fun. The parents of each characters are also sarcastically comedic. Their interactions are so fun especially when they try to bully ML but ML is so shameless that he... more>> turns the tides on them. I liked how ML is so crazy over FL. After he realized his feelings, he went for the offensive. Blocking other suitors, making sure he was with FL most of the time, tease FL as much as he can and pamper her always. The first time they met was also cute and laughable. It


was in a game. The ML was so shameless. I loved him immediately. I was hoping for him to be ML instead of the Shen Zemu. And I was so happy he was. Chuyan is so cute and mischievous. I really loved how he would also sing for her.


ML really likes MC. And MC also falls for ML. Their romance wasn't instant but you can definitely see that the moment they interacted, they had chemistry. At first they were only full of banter but along the way feelings developed, romance has bloomed. I really love this novel. Thank you again for translating this! It's such a good read! <<less
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April 13, 2022
Status: c1 part1
I hate myself for reading Mikodami's review and held out on reading this novel for so long! Bullied where?!

Xiang Nuan is the last person to let herself be bullied. She's innocent and naive but she's far from being a push over. She's got a strong sense of justice and when that is crossed, she speaks her mind. If by not holding grudges for every little thing is being "bullied", then what the fck.

This novel is a gem, and I really liked the other characters as well. They have their own... more>> motivations and path.

This is a coming of age novel. Nobody is inherently bad, so there's little conflict, if there is any at all.

It's just a fresh feel good story.

Xiang Nuan energy gives this off more of a highschool-y vibe though which is understandable because in the timeline, she was only a freshman. It felt good being brought back to the height of youth.

We all wish we could go back right? <<less
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Sonialu rated it
February 1, 2021
Status: c90 part1
Highly recommending this novel for those who may want to read something light and easy~

Super funny, cute, entertaining and romantic. ML is an absolutely a gentle yet shameless beast whilst the FL is cute and naive but not s*upid - a well matched pair. The side couples are also very cute and interesting but I would have liked to see a bit more development in them. The genre is gaming and e-sports so do expect to see gaming elements here and there - for reference the outline of the game... more>> that the author decided to use is "League of Legends". I'm not really into these types of games myself but the author was able to make it very interesting and climatic so does not really bring down the novel in the whole.

All in all, this novel is extremely laugh inducing and makes readers shriek in excitement for the adorable interactions between the main leads especially. Have fun reading~ =>o^ <<less
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Ivasama rated it
July 18, 2020
Status: c83 part1
I burst laughing so many times with this. Sweet and funny, good MC and ML, their interactions were just the best. Some of the supporting characters weren't the best but five stars for this as it brightened up my mood.
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June 20, 2023
Status: c70
Can anyone tell me where can I read this? I can't find another source because the source linked in here was shut down for some reasons and I don't want to read MTLed huhuhuhu. Just when the real romance is starting deym.

Anyway, based from the previous 70 chapters that I've read, I'll make a review and tentative rating.

Tbh, I was bored from the beginning. The romance was really slow burn and although all of them are college students, the story is more or less focused on E-sports (if not, then... more>> their relationships). It's indeed refreshing to see the ML and FL from weak to strong and not just one of them. They're not OP, they're talented, yes, but they have development because they are working hard. There are times where they'll lose and times when they'll win. In short, they are really learning from the scratch.

It's also quite nice that the FL didn't ended up with the cold senior but to someone that has been supporting her ever since (even if they bicker a lot).


Nevertheless, just like what I said, I'm quite frustrated that I can't find any source with good translation everywhere just when the ML and FL finally confirmed their relationship as bf/gf!!! Haaah. I have no choice but to drop it here and I'm not quite sure if I'll still pick it up again or if I can still remember who's who and the plot if I ever pick it up again when there's a good source. What a pity. <<less
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Lamby666 rated it
May 4, 2022
Status: Completed
Personal rating: 3.7

To sum it up, this is a well executed simple and basic novel especially within the esport genre (the only reason I didn't rate a full 4 was because of how basic the plot was, but that does not mean the novel was not interesting). Though I would say that it wasn't the gaming factor that make this a good esport novel, but the relationship and passion the character had with the game. This is so since some of the gaming term and scene I wasn't too interested... more>> in and just skim through it. My main stand out for this novel is def the progression of relationship between our lead. I found that their bickering nature and friendship at the beginning very cute. The novel was also a good length for me especially since I don't feel the novel drag too much after the lead got together (which I feel happen to many modern novel).

Overall I would def rec this novel as a modern romcom (especially for campus couple). This is def my fav esport novel so far. <<less
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ShiraJung rated it
April 18, 2022
Status: Completed
It is a very light, romantic and refreshing novel. I held on for very long from reading this because FL started from newbie in game. Usually, this type of plot goes with FL always noob and powerful ML carrying her while the whole game badmouth her but I'm glad to find a totally different route from usual.

Moreover, I like the fact that both ML and FL were totally noobs at the beginning yet they became strong from their own hardwork. Not getting her original male god was also a very surprising plot. Usually, the cold senior always gets the girl and the teasing and caring always quarreling male friend ends up being second ML. I love those plots too but I'm also glad this type where we can see both leads start from scratch.


Moreover, although the games weren't very detailed like esports novel since this is romance novel with games sub-plot, they still make sure to explain the games and the champions and their skills to readers as much as they could (I play MOBAs so I know then well but props to them for explaining for the non-player readers). Moreover, other than 2 characters

Mu girl and Invicible guy

every character is very little toxic and easy going. And the author also gave the proper endings to other couples in the extras too so it is very sweet. Overall, I am very satisfied and value this novel very much. It won't hurt for you to give this treasure a try.
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Pezwitch rated it
April 12, 2022
Status: Completed
I enjoyed this book, I smiled a lot. It was refreshing that the love rival wasn’t another person it was a video game
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