Waiting Until 35 Years Old


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The diary of Nan Kang of his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, expressing that he was willing to wait for him until 35 years old.

From morning to night, from the moment of love, the ending should have been predicted. The world praises love, but never admits love. Why is it wrong? Nan Kang, 35 years old is too long, and the waters in Xiangjiang is too cold. For fear that you are alone in the distant heavens, and he, with a woman and maybe a child, in the paradise at home. Nan Kang, do you regret waiting?

(It is said that this is a real story of a real person, Nan Kang, who has written other stories in his life. He had a loving boyfriend who, unable to withstand pressure from family and society, married a woman. In between March 9th to March 12th in 2008, Nan Kang jumped into the waters of Xiangjiang and ended his life. In 2016, readers commemorated his would-be 35th birthday.)

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Wo Deng Ni Dao San Shi Wu Sui
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New lettucu rated it
August 28, 2019
Status: Completed
I'm usually not the type to read tragic tags, but this one was an exception. I got moved by the way the author writes and tried to think about it as fictional rather than non-fiction. The thought of this being an actual event in someone's life is heartbreaking.
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Acidelia rated it
June 17, 2019
Status: Completed
Warning! This is a very moving piece, where every word the author writes depicts the pain and melancholy behind not being able to move on, and to love someone everyone says you shouldn’t.

I 100% agree with what translator said, if you treat this more as a story, maybe then the blow will soften. But as someone who cried through it all regardless, sending virtual hugs in advance to those who need it.
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Blackbutterfly1994 rated it
June 18, 2019
Status: Completed
So beautiful, and so sad.

A really good description of the loneliness of a broken heart. Also, there is something really heart-wrecking in how the pain and suffering of the MC are conveyed through so few words.

A good read for sure, if you like to hurt sometimes.
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RAGA rated it
June 17, 2019
Status: --
Oh yeah, definitely read this as a fictional story. Because it was already completed and the chapter were so short, I didn't really bother reading the summary and only took note of the Tragedy tag (I'm not a fan of tragedies but don't mind reading if the story is short and the rating is high). I read through the whole thing in less than 20 minutes. I only read the summary after reading the author's note to read this as a story.

Looking at this as a story alone, this is... more>> a sad introspective piece on how, after finding and getting together with the love of his life, the MC can't stop loving and hoping for the ML despite the fact that the pressures of society just won't let them be together. The loneliness felt throughout the story is heart-wrenching in itself.

It's a quick read if you're not really that into the tragic genre, but a nice one if you are interested in any way.


The summary/backstory does make it 1000x sadder though

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June 25, 2019
Status: Completed
More people need to read this story, something about the writing style of the author lets it convey this piece so well. Then you go back and read the summary and let the feels hit you like a truck.
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