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Absolutely nothing important happened in episode 16 of Office Girls, other than Mina and Lao Yu getting back together. The only reason that is even important is to wrap up the flimsy thread and hie those two off to Paris next week and off my screen. They are actually not annoying, but just pointless without any entertaining value. If we shift gears and view OG as a TW-sitcom rather than a drama, then any disappointments with the lack of plot progress morphs into simple enjoyment of the silly and cute interludes.
OG has thematic cohesion, but by staying light and airy even when there are moments of emotional honesty, its never going to have a great overarching story. Its trifle that never pretends to be a pound cake, which explains why we still crave more. Zi Qi the rich boy earning his inheritance is the sole plot driver, and Im looking forward to seeing Xing Ren and ZI Qi deal with their vastly disparate backgrounds and how to find acceptance and understanding going forward once the truth is out.
Day 16 recapIs a white lie okay?
Xing Ren finds Zi Qi on the store floor busy at work planning the upcoming Christmas ideas. Shes surprised at his sudden hardworking bug. He scoff at her surprise. Doesnt she know who he is? He is Mama Shens Zi Qi, and hard work is his middle name. Hes decided that being mature and responsible is the way to go, since it provides the girl a sense of security and happiness. Zi Qi wants Xing Ren to relax, he said hell take responsibility for her and he means it. She tells him to take responsibility for his work first.
Xing Ren walks away but Zi Qi follows, asking for a reward if he hits his projected work targets this month, pointing to his cheek. He leans in for a test run but she pokes him away, reminding him that they are at work, They see an English-speaking customer asking to buy a cell phone but needing some assistance on the different models. Xing Ren is tongue-tied so Zi Qi slithers over and introduces himself as Justin and offers to help her. He uses passable English to suggest a model, complimenting the customer with his slick words.
He makes Xing Ren take a picture of him with the customer using the two phones to show her the picture resolutions. She picks the phone she wants and Xing Ren goes off to ring the customers purchase while giving Zi Qi a dirty look. The customer hands Zi Qi her card and tells him to call her anytime. He even teaches her the slang for hot chick.
Xing Ren sits at her desk and goes through her English dictionary to practice the words Zi Qi used on that customer. She sees Zi Qi hovering and brushes him off. He thinks she should compliment him for selling a product. She asks why the customer gave him her name card? ZI Qi quickly says he tossed it already and tells her not to be upset. She suggests he memorized the number already. He tells her not to study English, he can be her translator. Even better, he can tutor her.
Xing Ren gets a call from accounting and discovers that she put the wrong phone into the box. She charged the customer the higher price of the two phones because she put the cheap phone in the expensive phone box before ringing it up. She runs around looking for the customer who has already left. Xing Ren asks Zi Qi where the name card is and he confirms he tossed it in the trash. She drags him down to the trash chute to rummage for the card.
Xing Ren looks while Zi Qi sits there. She asks him to help and he reveals he used to not even know how to take out the trash, much less touch trash. He thinks she should let this mix up go but she refuses to have a customer cheated and it can affect the reputation of the department store. But mostly she just wants to take responsibility for her own mistake. Zi Qi finally switches places with Xing Ren and places her on the throne he was sitting on.
He reluctantly goes to dig through the trash with a grossed out expression on his face. Xing Ren watches and asks why he likes her? Zi Qi looks surprised and replies that like is just like, there is no reason. Xing Ren thinks shes just average, which he knows. But he likes her not just because of her looks and her personality. He likes her when shes angry and when she argues with him. He likes her a lot, that is all. Hes known a other girls, but she is the first girl who is always on his mind.
Zi Qi asks Xing Ren for a promise to not get mad if one day she discovers he lied to her. Xing Ren thinks a couple should not lie to each other. Zi Qi knows that and quickly assures her that hes always been honest. But hes asking for a maybe. What is something happened before they got together. Before he can continue, Zi Qi finds the card but the last few digits are missing from the card. Zi Qi stares at the card while Xing Ren thanks him.
He doesnt think thanks is enough and asks whether she shouldnt kiss him? Xing Ren thinks and agrees. She cups Zi Qis face and leans in for a kiss, only to move her lips to his forehead. She heads back to work while ZI Qi stands there with a happy goofy smile. He touches his forehead and looks all moony. My god, is this boy in love or what?
Stallone sits down and looks around for a beverage. Lu Cha arrives with his doctored latte and watches Stallone take a sip. He offers to treat Stallone for coffee every day from now on. Stallone is touched while Lu Cha just wants him to quickly drink it. Stallone takes a sip and says its delicious. He compliments Lu Cha and gives him a miniscule extra point.
Zi Qi and Stallone discuss the plan for Stallone to pursue another woman. He refuses, wanting to continue pursuing Le Le. Zi Qis plan is for Stallone to take a step back and pretend hes given up on Le Le, which will arouse her interest because hes suddenly gone. Zi Qi compliments Stallone on getting with the program, and he needs to pursue a super hot chick to make Le Le know hes hot stuff.
Zi Qi even has a person picked outWei Mina. Even Stallone thinks its a huge mismatch, but ZI Qi reveals that Mina just broke up with Lao Yu and needs comfort right now. And if Stallone can actually land Mina for real, hes even better off. The two guys cackle like fools.
Stallone talks loudly on his phone to Mina and walks by Le Le on purpose. She overhears and does look concerned. After Stallone walks off, ZI Qi sidles up to Le Le and starts fanning the flames. Le Le confirms it was a personal call to make plans for a date. Later Stallone asks Zi Qi what Le Les reaction was like, and is pleased that she appeared to take interest in him going on a date with Mina. Stallone laughs maniacally with happiness.
ZI Qi sits at home and the God of Gamblers music plays as he rubs the card hoping he can magically bring back the missing last three digits. He cant, so he ends up dialing all the available digits and then punches in the last three digits starting from 000 (and presumably going until 999). The next day, Xing Ren calls the bank for the credit card used and wants to get the customers contact information but the bank wont divulge it. Stallone arrives and tries to press Xing Ren for any information about Le Le, asking if she said anything in particular last night. Xing Ren says Le Le plans to buy new clothes for Michael when there is a discount. Stallone is disappointed to hear Le Le made no mention of him.
Zi Qi walks into the office late and promptly drags Xing Ren out to clean up the mess. Stallone sits down all mopey while Lu Cha arrives with the morning coffee he obviously spiked again. Stallone thinks only Lu Cha cares about him, but the resentful dude is just pleased Stallone is drinking down the nasty brew.
Xing Ren and Zi Qi meet with the customer and hand her the reimbursement for the overcharge and a small gift for the inconvenience. The customer leaves happy with the level of service at the department store. After the customer leaves, Xing Ren finds out that ZI Qi called the numbers ending from 000-308. She asks if he stayed up all night calling? Zi Qi says after he got yelled at 75 times, he switched to sending text message. LOL, hes adorable. It wasnt until morning that he heard back from the customer.
ZI Qi leans against the wall tired from a night of dialing. Xing Ren thanks him, but he gives her a heated look, asking if saying thanks is enough? He walks over and says hes hungry. Xing Ren agrees to feed him and grabs his hand to pull him along. She brings food to the table and finds Zi Qi sleeping while sitting on the chair. A call comes into his phone from Mina. Zi Qi wakes up to answer it, but he walks away for a private chat.
Xing Ren asks Zi Qi after he finishes the call why Mina is calling him. He lies that Mina wanted to thank Xing Ren for chatting with her the other day. She suggests hes doing something odd again, and asks him to be honest with her if they want this relationship to last. When Zi Qi asks if white lies are okay, or lies under duress is okay, she doesnt accept either of those excuses. Xing Ren warns ZI Qi that if hes lying to her, she wont forgive him. ZI Qi reveals that hes talking to Mina about Lao Yu.
Xing Ren finds Lao Yu at the PB Booth and wants to take him out to dinner to ask for his advice about NY Fashion Week. He agrees but she looks uncomfortable still and quickly hurries off. She is the worst liar on the planet. Xing Ren waits outside the restaurant for Lao Yu and he arrives, though hes surprised at her choice of restaurant because its not her style. Her behavior seems really out of character, and Xing Rens lame excuses are even less believable.
They turn to walk in when Stallone walks out of the restaurant with a drunk MIna draped on his shoulder. Lao Yu asks why shes so drunk and offers to have Michael drive her home. Mina declines and says Stallone will take her home. Lao Yu looks pissed and chases after Mina, asking why shes being so childish. Mina reminds him that they are broken up and calls Stallone over to take her back to his place. Lao Yu stands there looking stricken.
Lao Yu excuses himself because hes worried about Mina. He catches up to her and tries to take her home himself. Mina refuses and drapes herself over Stallone. Lao Yu asks Stallone not to bother Mina, but Stallone doesnt think there is anything wrong with him dating a single woman like Mina. Lao Yu says he can date any woman but not Mina, and then throws a punch at Stallone.
Stallone howls in pain and screams for ZI Qi to get his lying ass out here right now. He tosses down the script and refuses to play his part in this pointless exercise anymore since Le Le isnt even here. Zi Qi takes responsibility for this scheme, but Mina tells Lao Yu not to blame them because they did for her. Mina cries that she is childish which is why she flew back from Paris and tried to steal his booth and was mean to Xing Ren. Mina cries that shes childish because she doesnt want to lose him.
Lao Yu says shes pushing him further away by what she is doing. Mina apologizes but he doesnt say anything. Mina gets fed up and turns to walk away, but walks right into oncoming traffic. Lao Yu runs out and pulls her to safety. He falls down and sprains his ankle. Zi Qi and Xing Ren follow them to a bench and ask if they are fine. Mina apologizes for what happened. Lao Yu asks if the car was also part of the plan?
Zi Qi planned everything but the car, all he wanted was for the two of them to realize how much they still love each other. Lao Yu asks Mina if shes scared by what just happened. She cries that she is fine but she is more scared about losing him. She apologizes and he pulls her into his arms for a long overdue embrace.
Zi Qi and Xing Ren arrive outside his apartment. She complains about his silly plan causing someone to get hurt. Zi Qi reveals he did it all for Xing Ren, otherwise Mina would continue to come bother her. Xing Ren has to stay up late and talk with her, plus spend extra money making an extra breakfast the next morning. Awww, this boy is beyond considerate. He gets worried that Xing Ren is tiring herself out. Plus if Mina bothers Xing Ren, they dont have time for dating.
Zi Qi thinks he got Mina and Lao Yu back together and needs a reward for it. Xing Ren refuses to give him another chuuuuu and tells him to go to sleep. Zi Qi does the Mr. Roboto and says he cant activate if she doesnt kiss him. Xing Ren walks upstairs and tells him to stand there all night then. But she cant resist and turns back to kiss him on the cheek. Zi Qi smiles and says good night, leaving Xing Ren grumbling that hes so immature. But immature Zi Qi is thrilled.
Lao Yu wakes up the next morning finding Mina has made him breakfast. Lao Yu notes that this is the first time hes seen her cook since hes known her. She confesses that watching Xing Ren happily make breakfast for Zi Qi in the morning made her realize that was a kind of happiness. She knows her breakfast isnt very tasty, but she just wants to watch him eat it. Shes learned a lot from Xing Ren recently. Mina holds his hand and promises that she will work on her childish temper.
Stallone sits in the office and bemoans his shiner. Mandy suggest he go home and rest, but Stallone wont take time off for such a minor injury. He stalks over to Zi Qi to settle a score over last night. Zi Qi says its outside his control because he invited Le Le but she didnt show. Zi Qi suggests that Le Les no show is a good thing otherwise shell see him getting his ass kicked. Plus Stallone got to enjoy the company of the Goddess last night, or a shiner is worth it. Stallone asks where Zi Qi learned to push responsibility aside and Zi Qi says he learned it from Stallone.
Mina arrives and asks to borrow Zi Qi and Xing Ren for a moment. She thanks them for getting her and Lao Yu back together. Xing Ren is really happy for them, while Mina wants to sincerely thank Zi Qi for what he did. Mina hugs Xing Ren for being such a wonderful person. When Zi Qi moves to hug Mina, Xing Ren stops him with one look. Mina confirms that Xing Rens visa is getting approved and reminds her that the flight is on Monday. Zi Qi looks sad and Mina tells him she will take good care of his girlfriend.
Le Le walks into the planning department and finds Stallone holding his cheek. She laughs when she realizes he got punched. Stallone lies that he got it playing a pick up game with some youngsters. Stallone pointedly makes Mandy go slowly retrieve a file so he can be alone with Le Le. Once they are alone, he starts pouting excessively and does a sob story about how hes all alone with no friends who can help him apply medicine. Le Le reluctantly applies medicine for him. When Le Le is applying medicine, Lu Cha returns to the office and gets even more upset to see this scene.
Xing Ren is eating lunch whenthe she-devilKai Er walks up and asks to join her. She reminds Xing Ren not to let work cause her to neglect her love life. Xing Ren looks down and Kai Er asks if Zi Qi is mistreating Xing Ren? Xing Ren says hes not, and hes actually very sweet and considerate towards her. Kai Er hopes one day she has meet someone who treats her the same way, because its rare to meet someone like that in life. Xing Ren assures Kai Er that she will meet her special someone.
Kai Er changes the subject and asks if Xing Ren has met Zi Qis parents yet? Xing Ren says not yet since they just started dating. Kai Er suggests Xing Ren find out more so she understands what Zi Qis family does. Xing Ren says Zi Qis family owns a small market store and took out a loan for him to study abroad. Kai Er wonders why he hasnt introduced Xing Ren to his family yet when hes so close with Xing Rens mom. Xing Ren thinks perhaps there is an inconvenience, which Kai Er suggests is because Zi Qi may be keeping something from Xing Ren. Oh shut the hell up, bitch.
Kai Er asks if Xing Ren has considered why Zi Qi may be keeping something from her? Xing Ren asks Kai Er if shes met Zi Qis family before? Kai Er honestly says she hasnt, but she flashes back to seeing Zi Qis identification card which lists President Qin as his dad. Kai Er goes back to her office and stands there looking even more plotty. She thinks back to how happy Xing Ren is with Zi Qi, describing him as treating her well. Kai Er vows that she wont lose to Xing Ren, so Xing Ren needs to watch out.
I dont have much to share, aside from a continued appreciation with how the love story is progressing in such consistent ways with the character of Zi Qi and Xing Ren. I think ZI Qi asking Xing Ren for a chuuuu is going to become a running gag between them, and its cute and believable. Xing Ren has no romantic experience, and she always struck me as not an overly affectionate or touchy feely person. For her to need kisses coaxed out of her feels real, even if I feel bad that Zi Qi is always asking for affection from her. But he enjoys it akin to their typical back and forth banter, its who she is and he adores that about her. Plus she always acquiesces in the end.
I can noticeably feel the wafer thin plot progression slowing down in this episode, probably because the drama is being extended so they need to add more filler. As long as the filler is Zi Qi and Xing Ren I dont mind, but Le Le and Stallone are no longer amusing to watch. Stallone has officially jumped into Jim Carrey territory, and needs to rein himself in before he permanently damages a facial muscle. I appreciate Patrick Lis side-splitting efforts to deliver the goods, but the character has become only a buffoon now without any semblance of reality.
Other than attempting to drive a wedge of distrust between Xing Ren and Zi Qi, I wonder what else Kai Er has up her sleeve. I refuse to believe she plans to sit up and play fair in any way. Shes not just trying to break up the happy couple, shes trying to land Zi Qi in other underhanded ways. My koala sense is tingling. I wish Xing Ren werent so trusting of Kai Er, but that is who she has been. Plus Xing Ren does feel a tad sorry to Kai Er because Zi Qi is now Xing Rens boyfriend while Kai Er has no one. I hope Le Le or Zi Qi wise up to Kai Ers real motives and step in before Xing Ren falls for her tricks.
All good things must come to an end, and with that said, next week comes the grand finale of Drunken to Love You which means Office Girls (小資女孩向前衝) premieres in two weeks. This drama flew completely under my radar, mostly because the only actor in the cast Im a fan of did all C-dramas for the last two years so I wasnt expecting to see him back doing a TW idol drama, and finally getting his due as a leading man in Taiwan as well.
Welcome back to my embrace Roy Qiu. TW-dramas are not known for its second leads, either male or female, so the few rare times I second lead ship, that usually means the dude is something special. Its only happened twice for me: Chris Wu in Autumns Concerto and Zhong Wu Yen, and Roy Qiu in Woody Sambo and Easy Fortune, Happy Life. I guess two years in China did Roy plenty of good, because he looks wonderfully charming in the preview for Office Girls. I might actually check this one out.
The four leads of Office Girls are Roy, Alice Ke (whom most will probably think shes familiar lookingshe had a guest starring role in My Queen as Ethan Ruans deceased girlfriend), James Wen, and Tia Li. The drama looks like a cross between a Japanese OL (office lady) drama mixed with breezy Taiwan family stories.
Coincidentally enough, Alice playing a plucky hardworking girl whose sole purpose is to work and make money and Roy playing the son of the boss, and they are forced to work together, totally reminds me of Protect the Boss, which is quickly becoming my K-drama crack of the Summer.
It’s a no brainer decision really, for me to break my longstanding rule in not jumping into a recap series midway. On one hand is my arbitrary rule, on the other is the chance to recap the moment somewhere down the line when Zi Qi kisses Xing Ren and makes her swoon (you all know it’s gonna happen, right?). Clearly the scales tipped so overwhelmingly I have no choice but to happily go with the flow and start recapping Office Girls.
I’ve already written a first impressions review two months ago, and then a mid-point review last month, so I think folks following along with OG have a good grasp of the story set up and plot developments. With that said, episode 9 was yet another delightful episode that makes it clear Zi Qi likes Xing Ren. But beyond that, everything else remains murky and uncertain.
Day 9 recap – I like Shen Xing Ren!
Everyone opens their envelopes to see which team they are on. Le Le is excited to be on the green team with Xing Ren, and Stallone effects a baby voice like Le Le and says adorably that hes also with Xing Ren. Everyone ignores him and he posts the green paper on his forehead. Zi Qi and Kai Er are holding a red paper so are clearly on the same team. Xing Ren asks Yu Cheng Feng what parameters are permissible in this project, which requires each team to creatively come up with a strategy to raise sales ten percent without adding any expense.
As Yu Cheng Feng walks out, Zi Qi continues to stare at Xing Ren without saying anything. Kai Er gets his attention and asks if he wants to meet and discuss their ideas. Kai Er purposely ignores her subordinate on the same red team and tells the girl to do something else. Zi Qi gives Xing Ren another pointed look before leaving the conference room Kai Er, agreeing to brainstorm ideas with her.
Stallone waylays Xing Ren and butters her up, calling her Team Leader Shen. He drops a billion and one reasons for why hes soooooo busy as the Department Head, even going so far as to drop a couple of busy, busy into the sentence. Le Le calls him on wanting to bail on the assignment, and Stallone tells her that kids need to stay out of adults business. Le Le rolls her eyes. He skedaddles while Xing Ren just looks resigned. Le Le calls Stallone the most doofus manager in the entire universe. But Xing Ren continues to look out of it, which Le Le notices.
XIng Ren and Le Le have lunch in the lunch room. Xing Ren can only discuss ideas while Le Le tells her to stop thinking about work even while eating. When Xing Ren worries, Le Le suggests that Xing Ren ask Yu Cheng Feng for the answer since he appears to be extra nice to her. Xing Ren thinks that would be cheating, to which Zi Qi arrives to hear it and confirms that is indeed totally cheating.
Xing Ren asks why he is eavesdropping, but he says they are talking too loud. When Le Le says Zi Qi is free to ask for the answer as well, Zi Qi says these elementary assignments are a piece of cake to him, and only people with limited IQs would be taking this assignment so seriously. He tells Xing Ren that stupid and innocent are just one tone apart (in the Chinese language). He then grabs her lunch to check out what she is eating.
Xing Ren wonders how he can eat if hes got a stomach cramp. Zi Qi is clueless about the stomach cramping, to which Le Le pipes up that Zi Qi dares to bring a girl to spend the night but wont fess up to it. Zi Qi looks stunned and asks how they know a girl spent the night? Did they install a camera in his apartment? This is when Xing Ren finally speaks up, explaining that Kai Er came up to their apartment last time to ask for stomach medicine.
Le Le says Zi Qi already treats their place like a kitchen, now he thinks its a pharmacy as well. ZI Qi tries to explain that they got drunk so Kai Er slept on the sofa and he slept on the floor. He keeps insisting nothing happened, but Xing Ren says its his business and has nothing to do with her, so he doesnt need to explain. Xing Ren grabs her stuff and leaves, with Le Le calling Zi Qi a sleaze before toddling off behind Xing Ren.
Zi Qi sits with Kai Er and immediately asks if she went upstairs to get medicine last night? Kai Er says she was worried hed wake up with a hangover so got him some medicine in advance. Oh bitch, please just shut up. And go away. Zi Qi nods but doesnt say anything. Kai Er asks if Xing Ren told Zi Qi, but Zi Qi says it just came up in conversation. Kai Er changes the subject to their assignment, and Zi Qi thinks the entire department store needs to change its image. It should be a place where people want to come every weekend rather than being so reliant on the high price point merchandise.
Kai Er thinks its a good idea, but not very practicable. Family coming will only spend at the food court and game centers, hardly spending big bucks. Also, the rich clients wont like mingling with the masses. That will cause the name brand product sales to plummet. She also reminds him that their idea has to require zero-cost. Kai Ers idea is to send out VIP invites to their top customers and then close down the department store for a few hours and let them shop at will. They will feel exclusive and buy a lot. ZI Qi listens to this idea, and then flashes back to what his dad told him before, which is to take some time and review his old ideas.
Zi Qi confesses to Kai Er that her idea was an idea he had before, and back then he also thought the company should buy up the neighboring property and upgrade it, to add to the overall luxury allure of the department store. Kai Er asks if she and Zi Qi have reached an agreement then? Zi Qi pauses and then nods his head. He wants to check out whether his idea is doable. Kai Er tells him to keep working hard, who knows if one day his ideas will be implemented.
Xing Ren walks by a window display with a toy dollhouse. She stops to look at it, which leads to her flashback at touring her dream home with Zi Qi. He walks up and sees Xing Ren looking at the dollhouse, and he flashes back to Xing Ren explaining that she wants to give her mom a non-leaky home when she has the ability. Zi Qi walks up to her and asks what shes doing during work hours. Xing Ren just wants to leave and tries to ignore him, but he grabs her hand and tells her to stop acting up.
He changes the subject and asks if they can have lunch since he has no clue what to eat. Xing Ren says shes not hungry, she got full just by looking at his face. Zi Qi marvels in wonder at that. Xing Ren tells him to buy a mirror, that way he can look at himself and never need to eat again. Xing Ren walks away, while Zi Qi back tracks a few steps and carefully studies that dollhouse.
Xing Ren helps a cleaning lady fix a leaky pipe in the mens bathroom. She even agrees to go change a bulb in the upstairs bathroom, when the cleaning lady says she told operations but no one fixed it. Zi Qi walks into the bathroom but halts when Xing Ren calls out her presence. Xing Ren shoves the toolbox at Zi Qi and tells him to go fix a plugged up toilet and change a lightbulb. She runs out, leaving Zi Qi no choice but to do the work.
Kai Er finds Xing Ren in the lunchroom, asking how the assignment is going? Xing Ren says she doesnt have a idea yet. Kai Er realizes that Stallone mustve pawned all the work on Xing Ren again. Xing Ren says doing more work isnt bad, she gets all the rewards of learning it. Kai Er brings up Zi Qi speaking about how Xing Ren is so stupid, working so hard that if she died on the job no one will feel sorry for her. Kai Er says Zi Qi thinks shes the same way, but she likes to think folks who work extra hard are the bedrock of this company.
Xing Ren doesnt look pleased, saying shes only doing what is her responsibility. Kai Er mentions that Zi Qi likes eating Xing Rens spaghetti, and asks if Xing Ren can teach Kai Er how to cook it. Xing Ren has no choice but to agree. Xing Ren leaves quickly and Kai Er smiles as she watches Xing Ren hurry off.
Zi Qi sits at home and arranges all the supplies needed to make a toy dollhouse. He reads the instructions, which are quite time-consuming. He tosses it aside and calls himself an idiot, but then he gets back to work on it. Zi Qi, you are such a sweetheart when you want to be. He takes out a paper cutter and makes the first cut, which cuts his own finger. He screams in pain, with the dogs howling as they hear his wailing, which echoes all the way upstairs.
Kai Er sits with XIng Ren and Le Le and asks if Zi Qi is always like this. Xing Ren hands Kai Er a paper where shes written down the recipe. Le Le asks Kai Er if shes dating Zi Qi. Kai Er smiles and says initially she disliked him. But after getting to know him, she sees that hes actually got ambition and is a very good person. He also treats her very well. Kai Er asks the two ladies if they think she should date Zi Qi? Xing Ren doesnt answer right away, which is when Zi Qi comes running in yelling for Xing Ren to bandage his injured finger. When asked how he injured himself, he said it was doing arts and crafts.
Zi Qi notices Kai Er and asks what she is doing here? Kai Er says shes here to chat with Xing Ren. Both Zi Qi and Xing Ren look slightly awkward upon hearing this. Kai Er asks to look at the wound so Zi Qi has no choice but to sit down next to her. Kai Er says the cut is deep, but Zi Qi in turn says its not deep at all and just needs a little medicine. Xing Ren excuses herself to do laundry, while Le Le peeks at the wound and derides Zi Qi for making a big deal about a small cut.
Zi Qi orders a cab for Kai Er at the convenience store, telling her that ordering online can save her NT 15 each time, which he learned from Xing Ren. Kai Er doesnt look pleased hearing this. She tells Zi Qi that Xing Ren isnt in a good mood lately. It must be due to Yu Cheng Feng. He is Xing Rens idol so of course she wants to impress him. Zi Qi thinks Xing Ren is just being a lemming in idolizing Yu Cheng Feng. Kai Er says Xing Ren confessed to wanting to ace the assignment so Yu Cheng Feng can be impressed with her.
Kai Er asks Zi Qi not to repeat what she said to Xing Ren. Zi Qi agrees. Kai Er says she will try to learn to acclimate herself to new situation and things, just like he told her to do. Zi Qi goes home and sits on the sofa, zoning back to what Kai Er told her about Xing Ren. His hand strokes the cutting knife, before he throws it on the table and lays down.
At work, Zi Qi sees Xing Ren coming and wants to talk with her, but she purposes turns away from him. At their desks, Xing Ren is always away from her seat, leaving Zi Qi alone. When Zi Qi leaves work and its raining, Kai Er walks up and they share an umbrella. Xing Ren works later, and when she walks past Zi Qis apartment, she pauses before continuing upstairs. Zi Qi comes home and looks up towards Xing Rens apartment before entering his.
Kai Er and Zi Qi are having lunch in the lunch room. Zi Qi is pretty out of it, eating stupid Kai Ers stupid pretend spaghetti. Xing Ren walks into the lunch room and pauses when she sees them. She makes eye contact with Zi Qi before turning around and leaving. Before she can leave, Yu Cheng Feng walks in and asks her how the assignment is going. He looks towards Zi Qi, and then loudly offers to take Xing Ren to dinner tonight. Xing Ren declines, because he treated her last time, so this time she will treat him. He agrees. Kai Er asks Zi Qi whats wrong and he says its nothing.
Xing Ren and Yu Cheng Feng sit down to dinner. Le Le flounces over with a rose for the table and says shes off to the night market and doesnt want to be a third wheel. Le Le runs into Zi Qi outside his apartment, where she tells him that Xing Ren is having a romantic dinner with Yu Cheng Feng upstairs so Zi Qi is not allowed interrupt them. Zi Qi says he wont go up since he had no intention of going up tonight. Yu Cheng Feng asks on the odds of Qin Zi Qi living downstairs from Xing Ren. She says its just a coincidence, but hes a bother, always coming up to glom off them.
Which is when Zi Qi arrives making music on the chopsticks and bowl he is holding. He sits down and blithely starts to eat. When Xing Ren asks why hes here, he offers to pay for the meal and tells her to stop being so stingy. He points out to Yu Cheng Feng that the potato hes about to eat is the potato he saw in the fridge last month. He tells Xing Ren that a potato that has sprouted a flower is poisonous! Xing Ren quickly explains its not the same potato, but Yu Cheng Feng just smiles and stares at Zi Qi while he eats it.
Zi Qi has no choice but to compliment Yu Cheng Feng on being so brave, willing to risk his life and limb to eat that potato. Xing Ren points her chopsticks at Zi Qi and the two adorably start bickering. Yu Cheng Feng stares at them with a knowing smile. When Xing Ren keeps insisting Zi Qi go home, he gets up to leave, but not before shoving food into his bowl and swiping the rose on his way out.
Xing Ren apologizes for Zi Qi disrupting their dinner. Yu Cheng Feng says its not a problem, and was actually quite amusing. He tells Xing Ren that Zi Qi appears to like her, the way a boy would taunt the girl he likes back in grade school days. Xing Ren quickly explains that cant be true since Zi Qi is dating Kai Er. Yu Cheng Feng just smiles and nods, while Xing Ren looks slightly confused.
At the meeting the next day, Yu Cheng Feng asks both teams to submit their proposal on how to increase sales by ten percent without spending any money. Kai Er goes first and presents their idea to do a rich ladies VIP exclusive shopping night by sending out invitations from the existing marketing department budget. Stallone, who is the king of doing no work but getting all the credit, pompously struts up to the front to present Xing Rens proposal. Which he clearly didnt read, because he starts reading how she wants to improve the facilities of the department store, making employees happier and creating a better overall work environment, which will lead to happier customers and more sales.
Stallone is confused and this idea doesnt sound kosher at first blush, so he hands it back to Xing Ren to explain. She says that market research reveals that customer service is the number one reason people choose to shop at Jing Shi Department Store, yet customer satisfaction is low. Her idea is that the people who interact with the customers are the face of the department store. By making them happier at work, theyre attitude will naturally improve and lead to more happy customers who will return to the store more often. Stallone quickly jumps back in to add his three cents, but Yu Cheng Feng politely asks him to halt.
Yu Cheng Feng gets up and analyzes both ideas, finding Kai Ers team to have an idea that will increase sales in the short term, while Xing Rens teams idea can only have sales impact in the long term. Zi Qi says todays project is about increasing sales 10%, so he wants Yu Cheng Feng to pick a winning team. Yu Cheng Feng thinks both ideas are good, and when Zi Qi snerks at his attitude, Xing Ren takes Yu Cheng Fengs side. Which pisses off Qi Zi, and he blows up at her, wondering if she thinks everything Yu Cheng Feng says is right and perfect, even his farts smell good!
Yu Cheng Feng asks Qi Zi to apologize or leave for losing his temper at a business meeting. Zi Qi throws his materials down and leaves, saying hes not interested in these useless games. The meeting continues with only one team as Kai Er and her subordinate follows Zi Qi out. Afterwards, Yu Cheng Feng walks into the parking garage and sees Xing Ren standing at the railing looking out onto the city. He approaches her and notes that shes not in a good mood. He asks if shell go for a ride with him?
Yu Cheng Feng takes Xing Ren on the back of his motorcycle. They end up on the banks of a river, sitting there and relaxing. He asks if she feels better now? She says shes feeling better. Yu Cheng Feng is considering disciplining Zi Qi for his bad attitude, but Xing Ren speaks up for Zi Qi, saying he had a great idea and is a good person. Yu Cheng Feng wonders why shes speaking up on his behalf when he treats her poorly. Xing Ren says Zi Qi is her subordinate, she is responsible for guiding him and teaching him.
As they stand up to leave, Xing Ren takes a step and turns her ankle. She sits back down and Yu Cheng Feng checks out her ankle, massaging it for her. A couple walking by recognize Yu Cheng Feng and secretly vidiotape this scene. Xing Rens sprain hurts so Yu Cheng Feng offers to piggyback her. Shes reluctant until its clear shes having a hard time walking. He piggybacks her.
Xing Ren sits at home minstering to her sprain. Le Le calls Xing Ren a bad luck charm for ruining her date with her idol. Xing Ren says it wasnt a date, they just went for a ride. Le Le wonders why Yu Cheng Feng wont take Le Le out for a ride since Le Le is also in a bad mood. Xing Ren keeps demurring that Yu Cheng Feng is just her idol and nothing more, and now hes their superior at work. Plus hes ten years older than her.
Le Le thinks a mature man is the best, especially compared to that immature Qin Zi Qi. Le Le astutely notes that Zi Qi and Xing Ren are very weird lately, acting almost like a fighting couple in love. Xing Ren continues to refute that observation, while Le Le tells Xing Ren not to seriously consider Zi Qi. Le Le decides to go stand at the door and scream out that Xing Ren went on a date with Yu Cheng Feng purposely for Zi Qi to overhear.
Zi Qi lays on his sofa holding his cell phone, and we see hes about to text Xing Ren apologizing for yelling at her today in the meeting. He ends up deleting the text and turning on the TV. He flips to an entertainment show which broadcasts a video of a man who strongly resembles Yu Cheng Feng cheating on his girlfriend with a plain-looking girl. Zi Qi sits up and stares in shock at the video of Yu Cheng Feng piggybacking Xing Ren.
The MCs note that Yu Cheng Feng already has a hot girlfriend and now is just trying out plain dishes on the side. They think that if that ordinary girl has a boyfriend, hed surely be tossing his table right now if he is watching the video. To which we see that Zi Qi has overturned the table in front of him. LOL. The MCs think everyone likes claiming they are just friends, but it really is a code name for cheater. Zi Qi turns off the TV and drops the remote.
Zi Qi sits at his desk and Xing Ren arrives at work. She tentatively sits down while he peeks at her. Neither speak, until Xing Ren notices that her picture of Yu Cheng Feng has been defaced on her desk. Zi Qi stands up holding a small catcus plant and asks Xing Ren a series of questions about her and Yu Cheng Feng. She asks what the heck hes doing? He says hes preparing her for answering the reporters questions.
Xing Ren asks why reporters would be asking her questions, and why she ought to feel guilty about anything she did. Zi Qi takes out his phone and pulls up the video, showing it to Xing Ren. ZI Qi tells Xing Ren to stop being a third wheel, but Xing Ren explains that she got hurt and he was just aiding her. Zi Qi snerks at all the innocent becauses that led to the piggybacking, rattling off a sequence of coincidental events that happened to lead to that moment, and then starts humming Only You..
Xing Ren is pissed and repeats again that nothing is going on, though she really doesnt care what Zi Qi thinks. Suddenly Kai Er calls Zi Qi. Xing Ren tells him that his girlfriend is calling, but Zi Qi says emphatically that he doesnt have a girlfriend. He picks up to hear Kai Er crying, and she asks him if he can come over. Zi Qi agrees to go meet her, but he takes a long look at Xing Ren before getting up to leave.
Zi Qi finds Kai Er at the hospital, who immediately gets up and hugs him. But he doesnt hug her back. Later he accompanies her into a room to see her mother, who is in a coma. Kai Er explains her sob story of a childhood to Zi Qi: they were so poor her mom used to go around town collecting cans with Kai Er accompanying her, her father beat up her mom until one day he hit her so hard she ended up in a coma, ending up with Kai Er getting dropped off at an orphanage.
Kai Er learned to only rely on herself her entire life. She asks if Zi Qi will look down on her knowing her story? He says he doesnt look down on her, and instead is impressed even more with her. He tells her to learn to trust men, not everyone has ill intentions towards her. Kai Er asks if that man can be Zi Qi? She feels like she can tell him anything, because she wants to treat him like the most important friend in her life going forward. Zi Qi looks stunned and doesnt really respond.
Zi Qi sits with his friend, who is amazed that the arrogant and aloof Cheng Kai Er would say something so forward with Zi Qi. He compliments Zi Qi on landing Kai Er when she rejects all the men around her. He asks if Zi Qi told her the truth about his family wealth? Zi Qi says no way, and wonders if Kai Er really likes him. Of course she does, and his friend asks Zi Qi what he thinks about Kai Er. Zi Qi says he likes being her friend, but shes so closed-off that Zi Qi cant really be himself around her and acts more serious. But knowing her backstory, he respect her a bit more.
His friend then asks about that other girl, the one Zi Qi brought to tour the model home. Hes seen this Shen Xing Ren on the gossip rags lately. Zi Qi flashbacks to his moments with Xing Ren over all the previous episodes.
His flashback is so long and dreamy that his friend literally has shout a few times to get Zi Qi to snap out of it. He asks if Zi Qi likes her? Zi Qi repeats I like Shen Xing Ren? and then reinforces that shes not his type. She has no figure and a plain face..okay, her face actually looks pretty comfortable after staring at it for awhile.but she has a bad temper and is slow on the uptake. She also loves to work, she loves to work so much hes never met anyone who loves to work more than her.
His friend watches Zi Qis monologue explanation with a bemused expression the entire time. Zi Qi finishes by explaining Xing Ren just has this dopey aura all over her. His friends points out that perhaps what attracts Zi Qi is precisely that dopey aura. Zi Qi actually considers it, then makes the explanation that he watches her treat everyone well and get taken advantage of, so he feels compelled to be nice to her. Plus her mom is super nice to him, even grabbing his hand and asking him to take care of Xing Ren.
Zi Qi friends eyes widen to hear that Zi Qi actually met Xing Rens mom already! He lets out a woah and then uses basic hand gestures to show Zi Qi that hes caught between one who wants to tell him all her secrets, and another whose mom Zi Qi has already met. Clearly Zi Qi is in trouble. Zi Qi tells his friend to stop stating the obvious. Zi Qis head drops down in defeat.
Xing Ren is at work when Stallone walks in and starts teasing and mocking Xing Ren for being a gossip rag queen these days, with Yu Cheng Feng picks up a young thing at the top of the Yahoo search engine. Stallone cant believe almond tofu is that delicious. (Xing Rens name means almond in Chinese, and tofu is slang for taking advantage of someone in an intimate context). Xing Ren explains shes just friends with Yu Cheng Feng, but Stallone doesnt want to hear her explain. He just wants her to be low key about her dating otherwise itll be bad publicity for the company and Stallone will get in trouble.
Zi Qi walks in and sits down, with Stallone immediately starting on him, too. Stallone asks if Zi Qi is not in a good mood right now? Perhaps Mama Shens Zi Qi is about to become Mama Shens Xiao Feng Feng (little Feng Feng)? He tells Zi Qi not to feel bad since hes already gotten a Kai Er, and all the men will be in awe of him. Xing Ren and Zi Qi starts to bicker, to which Stallone peaks out from behind his computer and keeps mocking them. He doesnt care if they dated, but they need to be good with breaking up. He tells them to go walks the floors now in preparation of the upcoming department store anniversary.
Office Girl is all about the cadence, the delivery, the beat of this drama. I cant describe it any other way, because the plot might as well be lifted from how to write an office drama 101. Even the OTP is the classic bicker-and-fall-in-love situation, with neither Xing Ren nor Zi Qi individually all that interesting. But the performances of Alice Ke and Roy Qiu take this simple drama and ramp it up to 120 mph. Its exhilarating to watch them act out their characters with each other.
Coupled with a scene-stealing side character in Stallone, non-annoying sidekick Le Le, a secondary male who is pretty harmless in Yu Cheng Feng, OG meshes into this fun ride that is akin to watching Roy wear a dinosaur suit and drive a Go-Kart around the track. It might be hella silly, but I bet you had a giant grin on your face when you watched something so cute and amusing. Right?
I find Kai Er yet another failed secondary female lead in the universe of such characters. Her sly manipulative tactics ruin any feeling on my part to feel sorry for her, having to work for such a creeptastic boss in her department and her sad backstory. Clearly she turned out just fine, even if she has to struggle in the work place. But so does Xing Ren and pretty much every young female worker finding herself caught in a male-dominated workforce.
Tia Lis flat acting doesnt do her any favors either, so Kai Er ends up a cardboard character that I would be delighted to shuck into the ocean.I think the story pacing is very well-done, with Xing Ren and Zi Qis relationship developing realistically and honestly. It may seen a bit slow, but I get that the story needs to build in both of their workplace successes and failures. Im just onboard to see where this train all ends. Hopefully with Zi Qi and Xing Ren in bed.
Girls’ Generation member Tiffany will be featured in a photo shoot for the September issue of “Vogue Girl.” The concept of the photo shoot was a portrayal of a fresh, chic, and modern office girl in her first week at work. In the photo shoot, Tiffany is styled in business wear with a twist. In one photograph, Tiffany wears a classic trench coat with a sky-blue laser cut mini skirt. In another photograph, Tiffany wears a blazer with dark blue denim and denim oxford shoes.
In other news, Tiffany will be featured in a photo spread for the September issue of Allure Korea” which will showcase different makeup looks centered on red eye shadow. In honor of her birthday, the Girls Generation member also posed for a secret garden-themed photo spread in the August issue of “Ceci.”
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tiffany vogue girl photo shoot tiffany vogue girl photo shoot tiffany vogue girl photo shoot Girl group Girls' Generation's member Tiffany turned into a lovely career woman.
In a recent photo shoot with the fashion magazine VOGUE Girl, Tiffany turned into an office woman.
Tiffany wore blazers, denim pants, player skirts, and many other items to portray an office look.
It was revealed that Tiffany also brought her pet Prince to the filming set to brighten up the mood.
Photo Credit: VOGUE Girl
Girls’ Generation donated 8 tons of rice to Seoul Gangnam ward office (ward chief Shin Yeon-hee).The donated rice came from the 'rice wreath' Yoona, Sunny, Tiffany and Sooyoung received from fans during presentations of dramas and musicals.A representative of Gangnam ward office said that 8 tons of rice could provide meals to 66,400 people.
A representative of Gangnam ward office said that 8 tons of rice could provide meals to 66,400 people.The ward office plans to provide the rice to underfed children, senior citizens living alone and the severely disabled.In August actor Jang Keun-suk donated 11 tons of rice wreath to Gangnam ward office. [Yonhap]
The secret as to how Girls’ Generation was once ready to deal with their prestige as the #1 woman workforce in Korea changed into revealed.
At the click convention for Girls’ Generation’s concert tour, “Girls’ Generation 4th Tour Phantasia in Seoul,” on November 22, a reporter asked, “Next year can be the 10th year since your debut. what's the secret to the group’s long run success?”
Tiffany responded, “We continue to unlock new song because of the continuous love and reinforce we obtain from our fans. We never lost our interest for music and appearing all through a lot of these years. we'd at all times sit up for liberating new songs and would continuously tell ourselves to never forestall operating our hardest. The secret to our success is our teamwork as a group.”
For the concert, the lady community worked with the arena noted choreographer, Rino Nakasone, who had up to now worked with famous pop stars comparable to Britney Spears, Chris Brown, and Janet Jackson.
Girls’ Generation is expected to accomplish all in their hit songs during their concert and masses of are taking a look ahead to the development as the gang released many chart topping songs this year, adding “Lion Heart,” from their latest 5th album.
Members of Girls" Generation spread out about their teamwork in their contemporary exclusive concert "Girls" Generation 4th excursion Phantasia in Seoul" on November 22 at Olympic Park in Seoul.
The girls said, "There are a massive number of glad memories when having a look back at this beyond year." Hyoyeon continued, "Shooting a truth display with all of the participants was once the maximum memorable. It changed into actually a laugh and i used to be actually happy, we speak about it even to this day. We had the most efficient teamwork this past year. It was nearly perfect."
When asked about their secret to being in a position to continue reigning the pinnacle for almost ten years, Tiffany answered, "We continuously released song as a result of the affection that our lovers have given us. We persistently promoted and worked on our music with passion. We expected new tracks and kept reminding ourselves to paintings hard. It"s all due to teamwork."
Meanwhile, it was printed that the director of Girls" Generation"s currently held exclusive concert was Rino Nakasone, worldly renown choreographer who has worked with Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Chris Brown, and more.
On November 22, Girls’ Generation carried out their fourth solo concert “Phantasia” at the Seoul Olympic Stadium. at the same day, leader Taeyeon shared her thoughts about her busy year.
“This year was once the busiest time of my life,” she said. “I’ve been active from the start of the year when I featured in f(x)’s Amber’s solo debut up till this concert. I’m glad when I paintings so these sort of moments can be precious in my memory.”
About her solo debut this fall, she said, “My solo debut became a new experience. I discovered that after I’m with my participants i am getting in reality excited and feature a massive number of fun.”
“Phantasia” is Girls’ Generation’s first solo concert in Korea in two and a part years. it sounds as if Taeyeon will be active all of the way up except the finish of the year, as subunit TaeTiSeo is scheduled to unencumber a new album afterwards in December.
Tiffany stocks a shot of every Girls' Generation member in the back of the scenes at 'Phantasia' concert
Tiffany gave SONE a large treat by way of sharing snippets of each one Girls" Generation member.
Tiffany posted the underneath clip of the girls behind the scenes at their "Phantasia" concert to Instagram on November 21 with the message, "#phantasia backstage." All of the 8 Girls" Generation contributors added in their own flair to the video, which Tiffany captured well.
Fans commented, "It"s so just right to peer the Girls" Generation members get along," "I would like to move to a Girls" Generation concert too," "Fighting on today"s concert," and more.
Girls" Generation"s "Phantasia" concert is being held at Seoul"s Olympic Stadium on November 21-22.