Times of Our Lives


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Top student Xie Meng had done badly in the high school entrance examinations, and so enrolled in W High. There, he met Ji Qinyang, a boy with a completely opposite character to him. In the spring of their lives, the two youths gradually fell in love, and both were accepted to universities in the same city. With the experiences of their youth, their dreams, and their realities, the bond between the two people deepened. Eventually, they spent the rest of their lives hand in hand.

That’s the youth I love, that accompanied me through my spring and my prime.

Associated Names
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Sui Yue Jian
Through the Years and Far Away
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rhianirory rated it
April 12, 2019
Status: Completed
No idiot MC. No obsessive and possessive ML. Our couple gets together fairly early and there's not a lot of misunderstandings in the story. They face most of their problems together with "a shoulder to lean on when your tired and a hand to help you up when you fall" mentality. Not much parental drama, which was a nice change, and I love the MLs mom. There's a little drama and a few problems or there wouldn't be much to the story but over all it's simple, sweet and unpretentious.... more>> This was particularly relaxing since the last story I read was turns out I'm crazy. this is a good novel to help you decompress. <<less
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Delesaria rated it
May 3, 2019
Status: --
This story is a welcome change from the BL tropes of insta-love and obsessive, sometimes abusive characters. Instead, the characters are relatable and sympathetic. Their feelings progress naturally and they seem their age, although the MC is mature from his experiences. This is a delightful slice of life story with a realistic but intriguing plot. Additionally, the translation is very smooth and readable.
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ricoerrr rated it
June 17, 2020
Status: Completed
Love love love this story with all my heart. Found it through the audio drama and decided to give the original text a go, and although the adaptation does a wonderful job, there's just something about the author's soft and nostalgic writing style that tugged on my heartstrings.

The pacing took some getting used to (big time jumps), but it makes sense if you think about how the story covers their high school years, university years, as well as professional lives in just 50 short chapters. Overall, each chapter felt like... more>> chronogical snapshots of the characters' lives and as a reader you're flipping through their photo album and reading the captions (haha).

Overall, very sweet read, absolutely recommend for folks who like cute slice of life stories! <<less
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Likalily rated it
January 8, 2021
Status: Completed
highly recommended! The story is realistic, no ML is super rich and MCs are naive and whiny. MC and ML friends are also good! Ah a very beautiful and strong friendship. Finally I saw a school novel where the character had a job. But there is one that sucks, why do many like ML? Even though the MC is handsome too ?! Ah, I want the MC to have a chaser too!
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kakaoing rated it
December 7, 2019
Status: Completed
It's a quiet, simple, wonderfully written story about two boys going through high school and university together. I was looking for something like 撒野 (SAYE on novelupdates), and this book hit a similar spot. Xie Meng and Ji Qinyang love each other in an uncomplicated way. There's no grand declarations of love or unnecessary drama, but a soft kind of love that grows after being with the other person and caring a lot for them. It's not to say that the story is boring or that there aren't plot complications... more>> -- it's more that the protagonists deal with them maturely and without making a bigger deal of it than they really should. And throughout it all there's a feeling that they know the other person would be there with them no matter what, so the unshaking faith and trust in each other was very sweet to read.

There is also familial love and friendly platonic affection and those are also quite sweet. But most significantly I loved the way the author described and wrote their story in Suzhou (and Beijing later on). It's really clear that she's familiar with the place, and the entire story is basically an ode to Suzhou and living peacefully there. (There's the impression that it isn't that big a city, but I think it's a fairly large one in reality. Though, the quiet town feeling is still there.)

All in all, it's a really well-written story with realistic characters and a kind of soft, careful feeling about it. (It was the book that got the closest to the feeling I had when reading 撒野, which was amazing.) <<less
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AmNut Obcess rated it
September 11, 2023
Status: Completed
Very comfortable to read! I’ll quote one of the comments from the Chinese comments

”I feel so comfortable. I feel sublimed reading this.”

which I totally agree! It is a Slice of life but very different from the same genre I read before. Totally worth the read!
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damnmei rated it
August 19, 2023
Status: Completed
Reading this made my heart so warm. No unnecessary drama or dog blood, just two boys falling in love and supporting each other through the hardships of life. I feel so emotional after finishing.

MC is a smart, hardworking student who had to transfer schools because of a scandal in his middle school, and ML is a musical genius who is not good at studying at all haha! The two of them complement each other so well, the love building between them felt so natural and so sweet.

I especially loved how... more>> accepting and loving ML’s mom was to MC. The family and friend relationships in this were as beautiful as the romantic ones. I’m so sad it’s over, the two of them have touched my heart in a way that few stories have. <<less
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Aritsu_has_takoyaki_9158 rated it
November 29, 2021
Status: Completed
This is the first time I'm writing a review on this website but I just had to.

This story is so good, and I love all the characters to bits!! The MC and ML's relationship is literal goals huhu. Every chapter just made me so happy and I was overwhelmed with fluff and I loved it. It's a shame that the translations stopped at chapter 26 but I don't mind, it's such a sweet story so its worth my 5 stars here. If you love fluff and sugar, you should definitely... more>> read this!! <<less
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auroraRMC rated it
February 1, 2020
Status: Completed
Gorgeous story. I can understand why this one is getting an official English translation, because it's almost like an actual literary novel.

Sadly, I seem to be the type who likes cheap fluff and action better. I loved the couple and the side characters, but there seemed to be unnecessary drama. Kind of weird to say when this was basically slice of life and barely had any drama. It was all very realistic, but I think it might have been a little too realistic. Like in their group of around 8... more>> good friends, basically every pair had a tragic story. Death is a very prominent part of the characters' backstories, which always makes me sad. There are a lot of large time skips later in, which can be a little jarring especially in comparison with the timing/speed in the previous chapters. MC is smart but is a little low on the EQ side. ML is pretty solid and perfect overall. This review is seeming a little weird and disjointed, but I just find it very hard for me to seriously enjoy this novel. I love the fluff and their relationship, but sometimes I was just like damn this is too cheesy for me. I don't even know why. I love cheesy fluff and super attached and loving couples. Maybe because they kept trying to be super eloquent and moving? I'm not sure. A beautiful story nonetheless, and doesn't shy away from smex between the MC and ML. <<less
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Bee Bee
Bee Bee rated it
November 11, 2023
Status: Completed
A really lovely read - just wish the translation could be completed as it definitely is worthy.
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