The Pursuit of Happiness Episode 2 – Recap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It picked up where it ended in episode 1 with Ting Wei‘s reveal regarding his fiance Hai Lun. Lei Lei sat through the entire dinner pretending everything was okay pasting a fake smile on her face. She walked feeling dejected and went straight to bed dismissing what her niece Xiao Yun was trying to say. She woke up and realizing that she hasn’t changed, went straight to the bathroom where someone was taking a shower. Thinking it was Xiao Yun, she stripped down to her undies and started talking about her worst day saying that she was pathetic because she still loves the man who doesn’t love her anymore. She walked out but realizing that she left her phone, went back only to find a naked Huang Yi Kang. She hysterically asked him what he was doing in her house and he went on to explain. It turns out that Xiao Yun had rented her room to him for a month and left Lei Lei a message but she did not listen to it. Suddenly Lei Lei’s friends came to celebrate her supposed engagement but Jiang Yun had to go to the bathroom and found the naked Yi Kang and Tiffany followed suit. Soon after Tiffany accidentally opened the broken faucet and Yi Kang ran to contain the water letting his cover go. Tiffany (can’t help but love this girl) offered to cover Yi Kang herself. The 2 girls then realizing the real situation told JAL to let HYK stay. She agreed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, HYK is still waiting to hear from Helen. His been wanting to confess even buying a necklace for her. Finally she replied and agreed to meet him. It turns out that the girl he likes and HTW’s fiance is one and the same girl. They met in a resto and started talking about their past encounters in New zealand. HYK started dropping hints as he began his confession only to be totally shut out after hearing Helen say that she has finally found the man she’ll love forever. He then decided to drown his sorrow with alcohol.At the same time, JAL is getting some encouragements from her friends. She thought that perhaps the lesson she must learn is to let go of the past. She came home and found a drunk HYK. As she herself was broken-hearted, she decided to join in and the two got drunk on champagne. It was their first time to really talk since both can understand what the other was feeling. HYK then gave JAL the necklace she bought for Hai Lun. Alone in her room much later, JAL recalled a time when HTW gave her a necklace when they were still a couple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following day JAL and HTW met for coffee. The were obviusly very comfortable with each other. HTW asked JAL if she was ever happy with him saying that maybe all he gave her were heartaches. He then told her about their third break up which happened at the airport and what he told her at that time. JAL pretended to be uninterested (when she practically thinks about it all the time). She was touched that he still remembers his promise to marry her when she’s still single at 35.He said that he wants to be her good friend forever. He also confessed that he was very happy with her but treated her badly. He said that this time he would treasure his present relationship. Back in the office, JAL and her team are thinking up a good marketing plan for their new product. Simon (a co-worker) asked JAL about her plans regarding HL. The whole team is unhappy with their new “general manager” and plans to do something about it. However, JAL is hesitant. She is uncertain whether HL is an enemy or not because she seems to be nice enough.

He Ting Wei asked JAL to help him choose a necklace for HL (she chose the house, now she’s choosing the necklace too!) which he will give later at dinner. He was going to “meet the family”. However, everything went sour when HL’s father asked HTW regarding his future plans. HL’s father looks down on HTW’s ability to raise a family with his meager earnings and unstable job. HL’s sister said that her jie jie is old enough to decide on her own future(she’s an outspoken kid, good for her). After dinner a wounded HTW went seeking for JAL advice. Meanwhile JAL has just returned home, she found HYK fixing her door. He said that he noticed her difficulty when she closes it (how thoughtful!). But she retorted saying he doesn’t have to do anything. He also volunteered to fix the broken bathroom door. He was talking more casually with her after their “heart to heart” drunken talk the previous night. But JAL still puts up her wall shooting down HYK’s efforts. She then went in her room to get changed. At that time the doorbell rang. JAL came back out,in house clothes, and munched on a slice of melon HYK offered. He then said that someone was there looking for her. She turns and found HTW waiting at the living room and started explaining for him not to misunderstand the situation. He said “I need you now.

 

Thoughts:

First off I like the homage to In Time with You. When the girlfriends were talking Tiffany said that maybe JAL thinks the two of them are like Li Da Ren (Bolin Chen) and Cheng You Qing (Ariel Lin).

Second, I’m beginning to dislike (not hate) Hai Lun. She’s so pleasant it’s so fake. And I like Tifanny! She’s the type of friend you’d want to have. Naughty but great where it counts.

Third, did you see Tony Yang‘s body? The dude’s ripped. I was like, Ji An Lei open your eyes girl! There’s a better guy right under your nose.

P.S. The preview looks really interesting. It looks like we’re going to see the love-square in action, finally!

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