Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wo Ju (Woju) – Snail Space 蜗居, Episode 20

Haiping is arguing with Su Chun about her argument with her Japanese students mother. Su Chun says, "You are really someone who likes to eat salty turnips and worries about blandness (咸吃萝卜 淡操心) [salty and bland are antonyms, so the phrase is binary contradiction between "salty people" and "bland people"; it means someone who sticks their noses into things that don't concern them and that they don’t really understand]." Su Chun says they have enough money for the end of the year, but when it comes time to pay back their loan, it will be tough (悬).

Young Bei forgives Haizao and agrees to get back together with her. While he is speaking, the doll that Secretary Song gave Haizao is in the background.

Haizao asks Haiping to return a platinum Visa card to Secretary Song. Haizao is afraid to meet him, so Haiping says that Haizao's feelings for Song are still strong.

Haiping tells her mother to take Ran Ran and go back home since she will have to move out (the apartment was given to her to use by Song's friend). Haizao also wants to move.

Haiping stands in front of Hanyu Property (a intermediary real estate company). She looks at papers and through the window at properties posted. She looks melancholy.

Young Bei is cold to Haizao. She remembers their good times together and is sad.

Ran Ran tells Haiping that she doesn't want to separate from her.

One Month Later

Young Bei and Haizao are moving into a new apartment. Later, after losing a computer game, Young Bei smashes his mouse. Haizao asks him what is wrong. He stares at her then grabs her, throwing her on the bed, then chasing her down the hall and strangling her. He screams in anguish.

Haizai is in bed, with her clothes tossed on the floor. She looks hurt, physically and emotionally. Her neck is bruised and she attempts to hide it by applying cream.

Narrator: "Now, the one who is depressed is Haizao."