S1 Episode 5 – Encountering Heavenly Light Again

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[00:00]

MC
Alright, next up let us ask Designer No. 27 Xu Zhaixing and her model to come on stage!

Xu Zhaixing
Light…


[00:20]

Father Xu
Zhaixing, am I very useless? I couldn’t stop our company from going bankrupt. Your mother has cancer, but I can’t even save her. Now I’m even paralysed in bed. Even getting a drink of water I…

Xu Zhaixing
That’s not true, Dad. It’s not your fault.


[00:50]

Xu Zhaixing
I just feel so, so tired… I don’t think I can go on anymore…

Xu Zhaixing
Where is this light from?

Cen Feng (Screen)
I am willing to be the most gentle breeze between the mountains. I am Cen Feng. Next up I will sing for everyone a song I wrote. I hope you will all like it.

Xu Zhaixing
Thank you… Thank you… My Light.

Narration
Published on JJWXC. Written by Chun Dao Han. Broadcasted on Manbo App. Recorded by Jiuzi Voice Actor Group. Modern romance radio drama ‘The Entertainment Industry is Mine’ Season One Episode Five – Encountering Heavenly Light Again.


[01:55]

MC
Competitor No. 27? Competitor No. 27?

Xu Zhaixing
Huh? Sorry, I was just…

MC
We can all tell our Competitor No. 27 is very young. It seems you’re still a little nervous. Don’t worry. Expert Fei just asked you how old you are this year.

Xu Zhaixing
Oh. Sixteen.

MC
Wow, sixteen? The outstanding really do emerge from the youth.

Expert Fei
Can you guarantee to everyone here that you independently completed this creation from design to tailoring?

Xu Zhaixing
Yes, I guarantee it. ‘Ascent’ is my individual work of design. My inspiration for it…comes from a line from an ancient poem—’I desire to ride the wind to return’.

Expert Fei
Mm. You were able to draw inspiration from poetry, and the design completion overall is exceptionally high. You perfectly embodied the profound and creative concept of traditional Chinese culture in a dress. Young lady, your prospects are boundless.

Xu Zhaixing
Thank you Expert Fei for your recognition. The last thing I want to say is… Thank you that beam of light of mine. I will always love you.


[03:15]

Zhao Jinjin
Young Miss, you were so good out there! Did you see the eyes of praises from the judges? We’ll definitely get win a place!

Xu Zhaixing
That’s a must!

Zhao Jinjin
Young Miss, it’s great following you. You really give me a sense of security. I don’t even worry about others being mean to me like I used to anymore…

Xu Zhaixing
Trust me. I will grow strong. We will all become strong to protect the people we want to protect.

An Nan
Designer Xu.

Xu Zhaixing
Oh, hello.

Zhao Jinjin
Designer An Nan?!

An Nan
You both know me?

Xu Zhaixing
Oh, we just saw you on stage from the TV backstage. You’re here because…

An Nan
Oh, let us formally get to know each other. I am An Nan, chief editor of Li1 Magazine.

Xu Zhaixing
Li Magazine? Nice to meet you, I’m Xu Zhaixing. This is my model.

An Nan
Oh, I know her. Isn’t she the little snake yao in the recent popular drama? She’s called…er…

Zhao Jinjin
It’s Zhao Jinjin! And the character I’m cast as is called Qing Ling.

An Nan
Oh right! That’s it. I’ve got it remembered. How come you’ve flit over here to be a model? Are you planning on changing to fashion?

Zhao Jinjin
Er… I think you ask too many questions…

An Nan
Who told Zhaixing to give me so much pressure? I’ve never seen your style or design before. I suspect you two are the champions for sure.

Xu Zhaixing
Big brother, you exaggerate.

An Nan
When you do, you must let me take dibs on your first exclusive interview and fashion show. Li Magazine will give the cover all to you. I’ve already got the headline thought out. It’ll definitely sell big.

Xu Zhaixing
If I am the champion, of course that’s not a problem.

An Nan
Designer Xu, you’re so frank! Do you see those few people over there? You totally have better choices.

Xu Zhaixing
Editor An, you shouldn’t be unduly humble.

Staff
All designers, you can prepare for the award ceremony now.

Zhao Jinjin
Are they announcing the results?!

An Nan
Why do you look more nervous than us? Though, speaking of it, I’m full of expectations for the results this time. If I lose to you, I’d accept it wholeheartedly.

Xu Zhaixing
Everything is a variable before it is confirmed. Good luck to the both of us!

An Nan
Good luck!


[05:35]

Zhao Jinjin (Phone Call)
Hey, Zhaixing, where did you go? You zoomed out so quickly. Aren’t you going to attend your celebration dinner?

Xu Zhaixing
Oh, I have something to do. I’ll be there later.

Zhao Jinjin (Phone Call)
CEO Xu and I planned this down to the details to celebrate you getting championship. You can’t stand me up!

Xu Zhaixing
Don’t worry. I’ll definitely be there. Alright, I’m where I need to be. I’ll contact you guys later.

Zhao Jinjin (Phone Call)
Hey!

Convenient Store Staff
Welcome!

Xu Zhaixing
Owner, do you still remember me? A few months ago I gave you a can of candy and five hundred yuan.

Convenient Store Staff
Oh, it’s you. I’m sorry. He didn’t come again.

Xu Zhaixing
He didn’t come again?

Convenient Store Staff
I wasn’t able to give these candies to him for you, so take them back.

Xu Zhaixing
Keep the money. Just treat it as a safekeeping fee… Thank you. Bye.

Convenient Store Staff
Hey, wait!

Xu Zhaixing
Huh?

Convenient Store Staff
Never mind, I’ll tell you the truth. He actually did come. It was just not long after you left. He didn’t take the can, but before he left he took one out. But after that day, he really didn’t come again.

Xu Zhaixing
He didn’t want the can of candy but he took one?

Convenient Store Staff
Yeah.

Xu Zhaixing
So does he like it or doesn’t he?

Xu Zhaixing
Hello, Cuz?

Xu Yan (Phone Call)
Why aren’t you back yet? You’re not going to participate in your celebration dinner?

Xu Zhaixing
…I won’t eat for now… Oh, a classmate just asked me to buy a book for her and they only sell it here in Beijing. I’ll be leaving tomorrow so I’m worried I won’t have time to.

Xu Yan (Phone Call)
Do you need me to have someone take you there?

Xu Zhaixing
No, it’s okay. The department of bookstores’ not too far in front of me.

Xu Yan (Phone Call)
Mm.

Xu Zhaixing
Cuz…

Xu Yan (Phone Call)
Zhaixing, what’s wrong?

Xu Zhaixing
Huh? Nothing. It’s nothing. Um…I’m almost there so I’m going to hang up.

Xu Yan (Phone Call)
Stay safe, okay? I’ll pick you up after you’ve bought your book.

Xu Zhaixing
‘Kay!


[08:13]

Xu Zhaixing
The book Cheng You wants is too hard to find! It’s out of stock in so many stores! Is this romance book that popular?! Where is it… Where… Ha! There you are! Effort doesn’t disappoint those who put their heart into it.

Xu Zhaixing
That’s…Cen Feng?! It has to be him! I can recognise him even if he’s wrapped up like stuffed sticky rice! But…will he not want to see me?

Xu Zhaixing
Big Brother…

Cen Feng
Huh?

Xu Zhaixing
I haven’t seen you in a long time.

Cen Feng
It has been a long time.

Xu Zhaixing
Are you here to buy books too? Mechanical design, operation principles? So you even know mechanical design?

Cen Feng
It’s just a casual read.

Cashier
Thank you. The total comes to three hundred and twenty-one yuan.

Cen Feng
Hold on. Give it to me.

Xu Zhaixing
Huh?

Cen Feng
You’re…just buying this?

Xu Zhaixing
Buy what…?

Cen Feng
‘Don’t try to run, CEO’s Feather-ruffling Young Pampered Wife’? So this is the type of book you like to read.

Xu Zhaixing
Huh? Holy shit! Big Brother, it’s not how you think it is! Let me explain! I-I’m buying this for a classmate…

Cen Feng
Mm.

Xu Zhaixing
It’s over. Over! Cheng You, your big sister, I, and you cannot exist under the same sky!!!


[10:05]

Xu Zhaixing
Here. You bought my book for me, so I’ll treat you to ice-cream.

Cen Feng
Thank you.

Xu Zhaixing
Big Brother…your eyelashes are so long…

Cen Feng
Your…

Xu Zhaixing
Huh?

Cen Feng
Nose is bleeding.

Xu Zhaixing
What?!

Xu Zhaixing
Shit, shit, shit, shit! Xu Zhaixing are you a freak?! You actually got a nosebleed when your idol’s here?! I’m done for! The beautiful impression I just established in him!! First it’s the Feather-ruffling Young Pampered Wife, now it’s the nosebleed like a molester. What kind of end-of-the-world day is it today?!

Cen Feng
Let me help you.

Xu Zhaixing
Mm…No! You’ll get dirty.

Cen Feng
Don’t move. It stopped bleeding.

Xu Zhaixing
Mm…

Xu Zhaixing
Big Brother won’t think I’m just an infatuated fool who gets nosebleeds when I see hot guys, will he…?

Cen Feng
The climate here’s dry. You need to drink more water normally.

Xu Zhaixing
Huh? ‘Kay! Um… Big Brother… Y-You need to praise me!

Cen Feng
Huh?

Xu Zhaixing
My creation got championship for the Paris Fashion Design Grand Prix!

Cen Feng
Mm, you’re incredible.

Xu Zhaixing
Th-Th-Then!

Cen Feng
Wait a moment.

Xu Zhaixing
Hm? Mechanical puppy? What’s this for?

Cen Feng
Oh.

Mechanical Puppy
Woof, woof, woof!

Cen Feng
Congratulations on getting championship.

Xu Zhaixing
Woooaah!

Xu Zhaixing
Thank you. It’s so cute! I really like it!

Cen Feng
As long as you do.

Xu Zhaixing
You look so clever and sweet. How about I call you Sweetie from now on?

Cen Feng
Pfft… Mm. It will like that name.

Xu Zhaixing
Big Brother, it’s late. Just let Sweetie stay with me.

Cen Feng
Go home soon.

Xu Zhaixing
‘Kay. Big Brother, I need to go back to school in a few days. I probably won’t be able to come and see you for a while…

Cen Feng
Okay. Go home.

Xu Zhaixing
‘Kay! Bye, Big Brother!


[12:50]

Xu Zhaixing
Don’t sleep. Cheng You, have you finished your homework?

Cheng You
Mm…don’t disturb me! I was catching up with homework until the middle of the night. Lemme nap a bit longer… Huh? Zhaixing, I missed you to death! My book, where is it? Where’s my CEO’s Young Pampered Wife?

Xu Zhaixing
You actually have the guts to mention your book!

Cheng You
Why wouldn’t I? It’s limited edition!

Xu Zhaixing
Here.

Cheng You
Muah! Oh, I love you so much! Was it super hard to buy?

Xu Zhaixing
It was okay.

Cheng You
Aw, Zhaixing, you’re really my little lucky star!

Xu Zhaixing
Thank goodness they still had stock when I went back to buy it. There’s no way I’m willing to give you the one Big Brother paid for!

Cheng You
Oh, right. When I was eating at the rice noodle store outside the school gates, I heard Su Yanan spread rumours about you again.

Xu Zhaixing
What’d she say?

Cheng You
She laughed at how you took leave to run off and participate in some low-class, unofficial competition, and that you were even boasting nonsense, being a disgrace. But you’re probably used to it so let them say whatever.

Xu Zhaixing
No.

Cheng You
Huh?

Xu Zhaixing
Cheng You, remember this. Others can ridicule you as a person, but they can’t ridicule your dream!

Cheng You
Come again?

Xu Zhaixing
Come! We’ll find her to make her pay.

Cheng You
Hey! Hey, wait! Wait a sec! Hey! Wait for me!


[14:30]

Bestie A
She just got some unofficial competition prize and she’s all cocky outside of school. Doesn’t she want face?

Bestie B
Exactly. Nan’nan, don’t worry. We’ll help you get her back for it.

Song Yanan
Mm, thanks.

Xu Zhaixing
What’re you all chatting about? Let me in on it.

Song Yanan
Hmph.

Xu Zhaixing
Say it.

Bestie A
Who do you think you ar-

Xu Zhaixing
Don’t butt in. Beat it!

Song Yanan
Xu Zhaixing, what do you want to do? Hit me?

Xu Zhaixing
Hit you? Hmph. I’m worried I’ll dirty my hand.

Song Yanan
You…!

Xu Zhaixing
Song Yanan, do you know why Zhou Mingyu doesn’t like you? It’s because the way you gossip is so ugly.

Song Yanan
It’s all because you’re sowing discord, you slut!

Xu Zhaixing
Why’re you dragging me into the grievances between you and Zhou Mingyu?!

Song Yanan
If it wasn’t because of you sowing discord between us in the background, we would’ve been a couple by now!

Xu Zhaixing
Song Yanan, you actually dare to pull my hair?!

Song Yanan
Xu Zhaixing, let go of me too this instant!

Xu Zhaixing
Holy shit! My limited edition shoes! Argh!!

Song Yanan
Just how much can those shoddy shoes be worth?!

Cheng You
Let go. Let go!

Xu Zhaixing & Song Yanan
Why should I let go first?! Who’s scared of who?!

Homeroom Teacher
What are you two doing?! Stop it!

Xu Zhaixing & Song Yanan
Hmph!


[15:58]

Homeroom Teacher
Stand up straight! Are you housewives at a food market or what? You even fought. Why did you start hitting each other?

Song Yanan
She called me a gossiper. I got so angry it was unbearable. That’s why I hit her.

Homeroom Teacher
Then did you gossip about her?

Song Yanan
I…

Homeroom Teacher
Answer me!

Song Yanan
I didn’t! I just told people about the truth.

Homeroom Teacher
What is it?

Song Yanan
I bumped into their family celebrating at a restaurant last night and…


[16:20]

Song Yanan
Dad! I told you I don’t want to go.

Father Song
I’m telling you to go see them so go. You say too much nonsense. Your Uncle Xu is very important to our family.

Song Yanan
Fine, fine. I get it.

Father Song
CEO Xu, Sister-in-law2? Oh, what a coincidence. You’re having dinner here too?

Mother Xu
Hello.

Father Xu
Oh, CEO Song, it really is a coincidence.

Xu Zhaixing
Hello Uncle.

Song Yanan
Ha. Faker.

Father Song
Yanan! I’m sorry about that. This child isn’t mature. This must be your daughter. Oh, I always hear Yanan mentioning her. She’s a beautiful girl and takes after her mother. Oh, you even opened bottle of champagne. Are you celebrating a happy occasion?

Father Xu
Oh, nothing like that. My daughter participated in an international design grand prix and won, so her mother and I are just giving her a casual celebration.

Father Song
Wow, an international competition? Yanan, quickly learn from her well.


[17:23]

Song Yanan
Her… Her dad said she participated in an international competition was champion. I just hate seeing how her family boasts and shows off everywhere just because she participated in some unofficial competition, and wanted to let everyone understand the truth!

Xu Zhaixing
The truth? Have you really gone to understand what I’ve done? You added oil and vinegar to what you don’t really know about, made malicious conjectures to ridicule someone’s dream, and that’s not called gossiping? Do you think our excellent language and homeroom teacher teaches P.E.?!

Homeroom Teacher
Ahem. Spreading rumours in the background is wrong in the first place and you even hit her. Song Yanan, write me a three-thousand character self-reflection piece. You are punished to sweep the girls’ toilets for a week and this oral warning will be recorded. Xu Zhaixing, you also hit her, but considering the fact you had a reason, just write a three-thousand character self-reflection. Does anyone disagree?

Song Yanan
…No.

Xu Zhaixing
Miss, I know I was wrong. I accept my punishment.

Homeroom Teacher
Mm.

Song Yanan
Xu Zhaixing, don’t be so proud. I won’t let you get away!

Xu Zhaixing
Song Yanan, I don’t even like Zhou Mingyu and I’ve never thought of interfering in your matters with him.

Song Yanan
Do you think I’ll believe you?

Xu Zhaixing
Your meat is my poison. I used to think that even though you kept targeting me, at least you were still a frank and upright person. I didn’t think you were also someone who’ll only stab people in the back. That’s all I have to say. I’m leaving.

Song Yanan
Just you wait! Zhou Mingyu will be mine sooner or later!


[18:44]

Xu Zhaixing
Age really doesn’t spare anyone. Just a fight and I’m worn out.

Father Xu
What is it? Are you tired after not going to school for so long? Hm?

Xu Zhaixing
Oh, it’s nothing. I’m just emotionally tired.

Father Xu
Woah, emotionally tired? How old are you?

Xu Zhaixing
Dad, how come you’re so happy today? Did you earn money?

Father Xu
Mm, I did earn money and it’s all thanks to you.

Xu Zhaixing
Did you get dividends from Chenxing?!

Father Xu
Yeah.

Xu Zhaixing
Then what do you plan on doing with the money?

Father Xu
Continue to invest in real estate of course. A few days ago I heard some news that the government intends to focus on developing the north.

Xu Zhaixing
You’re not going to care about Xingchen anymore?

Father Xu
Why would I? It’s about to go bankrupt.

Xu Zhaixing
What?

Father Xu
It’s dozens of years of blood and sweat. How can I just let go so easily? But I have no other choice…

Xu Zhaixing
Hmm… I think there’s some saving we can still do.

Father Xu
Hm? What clever idea did you come up with again? Tell me, how can we save it?

Xu Zhaixing
I wanna go over to Cousin Xu Yan’s for a month during the summer holidays.

Father Xu
Oh? You’re already starting to negotiate conditions?

Xu Zhaixing
Just say if you agree or not. If you do, I’ll help you.

Father Xu
Hey, am I your dad or your enemy? Quick, tell me.

Xu Zhaixing
Fine. Dad, do you know how many dramas the entertainment industry films every year?

Father Xu
How would I know?

Xu Zhaixing
The statistics aren’t comprehensive but according to them, at least twenty major dramas costing easily over a million are filmed every year. Yet even if viewers stay at home every day to watch TV, just how many dramas can they watch in one year?

Father Xu
You know quite a lot, huh.

Xu Zhaixing
And that’s only dramas. It doesn’t include movies, variety shows, news and others. There’s a limit to TV channels. The dramas we’re able to watch are already the Chosen ones.

Father Xu
Hm… I really haven’t thought about that before.

Xu Zhaixing
Those dramas that don’t make it onto satellite TV definitely need to find a new platform to be seen. New media broadcast is their only way out.

Father Xu
But…there are too many broadcasting platforms out on the market and the competition is fierce. Then ho-

Xu Zhaixing
What if! What if…the platform got exclusivity?

Father Xu
So, in the end it’s a matter of copyright.

Xu Zhaixing
Exactly! Of course, that fundamental reason aside, the key to a platform’s development in the later stages is in its form and creative contents. Once this problem is solved, we’ll swallow those small fries and shrimps on the market if need be. If we can’t then we’ll merge. Once the share of the market is stabilised, who can contend with you?

Father Xu
Hm… Wait, how can that brain of yours hold so many things?

Xu Zhaixing
Hehe.

Father Xu
Mm, you’re right. There’s no time to lose. This platform needs to be built as soon as possible.

Xu Zhaixing
Dad, building up a platform takes time and effort. Why not use what’s already available? Hm… See? Recent business news says this entertainment broadcast is about to go bankrupt.

Father Xu
Mm… Hey, you dropped five ranks in this end-of-term exam. It’s not because you’ve been working on all this, is it?

Xu Zhaixing
Er… Actually it’s because I was off topic for my creative writing piece…

Father Xu
Oh? Really?


[22:16]

Yin Chang
Assistant Chen, is Manager Tao3 in his office? I’m looking for him.

Assistant Chen
Oh, he is. Wait outside his door first. He’s currently in a call with the new Manager Ma.

Yin Chang
Oh, okay.

Niu Tao
Wow, so that’s the kind you like, Brother Ma. Wild and exciting enough, huh. It’s all good. It’s just a Cen Feng. Who in Zhongtian, that you want, can’t you get with just a stretch and grab of your hand? Yeah, yeah, okay. Wait for my good news. 


1 丽 (li) means ‘beautiful’. Not necessarily related to the name of the publication but is also another way to refer to Korea or anything Korean.
2 嫂子 (saozi) is an address for the wife of someone you consider a brother or mate. Any male of the same generation you wish to strengthen relationships with or respect is considered a “brother” in Chinese.
3 Yin Chang uses Niu Tao’s first name here indicating a closer relationship, or the intention of having one with the person referred to.

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