It’s been almost a year since my last post and I suddenly feel bad for not being able to update. 🥺 although part of me knows that no one reads my articles. 🙈 I honestly feel like there’s a blockage in my head which stops my mind from producing quality reviews and articles so please bear with me. >< Nevertheless, here I am again, sincerely hoping and praying that each and everyone of you is safe and healthy. I’ve got a couple of friends in my circle who are currently sick and as a caring and empathetic individual, I can really feel for them, most especially because I’ve been there. 🥲 Loves, I hope you all get well soon! Please don’t forget to take your vitamins, stay hydrated, and observe proper hygiene. ♥
Sooo proceeding to my story, I’ve recently splurged into some Chinese series, yet again, and came upon some good ones. 👏🏻 The first one from my marathon list was King’s Avatar. I just randomly watched the trailer on Netflix and surprisingly, it was to my taste? Well, aside from the male lead being one of my biggest celebrity crush, I just found it worth watching. I did finish this one and it was soooooo good I ended up fangirling over Yang Yang again. ♥ Wanting to see more of him because the spark has been rekindled, I watched Tomb Raiding Notes even if he didn’t have much air-time there. I love Tomb Raiding series by the way! 😊 Afterwhich, I watched a couple more of romance comedy series WHEN I stumbled upon a video on Weibo while randomly searching for Yang Yang photos. 🙈
This video was the deciding factor for me to finally watch this series I’m about to share. It’s a fan-made clip of Yang Yang’s roles – Xiao Nai (Love O2O) and Yu Tu (You Are My Glory). Of course I know Xiao Nai very well, but the latter, I have no idea at all. But seeing Yang Yang still looking good and dashing as ever, it’s a recent series by the way, I became really curious about it. Not to mention the posts on Weibo that were all commending Yang Yang’s improved acting and of course his good looks, that even ladies in their 50s fell for him. ♥
I’ve actually heard of this series already as it was storming Weibo and other social networking platforms. I just didn’t get the proper chance to take a look at it because I thought it was more of a serious genre where you get to think hard and connect pieces. 😅 And this actually caused me to delay watching it because I didn’t want my head to hurt. 🥲 Anyway after all these circling, I ended up watching the series all thanks to the fan-made video and positive feedbacks.
And my feels…? 🙈❤️
You Are My Glory or 你是我的荣耀 tells the story of famous actress, model, and endorser Qiao Jing Jing (Dilraba Dilmurat) crossing paths again with her high school classmate Yu Tu (Yang Yang) who worked as an aerospace engineer. Despite being in completely different fields of work, they were brought back together by an online mobile game named King of Honor.
Just around Jing Jing’s contract renewal as the King of Honor’s ambassadress, a video clip of her terrible gameplay was uploaded online which garnered a lot of attention and comments. The issue was immediately resolved when she agreed to take part in the game’s upcoming event and join a casual match with random players. To prepare for the said event, she decided to use her 1 month break to learn and practice playing. At first, her manager’s husband was coaching her, but seeing that it was not effective, she decided to practice on her own instead and not trouble them.
Jing Jing used her alternate account to register and log into the game when she noticed that the only contact on her friends list – Yu Tu – was online in the game as well. While recalling how she ended up creating that dummy account to befriend her high school classmate, she suddenly received a game invite from him to which she gladly accepted. Despite being a newbie, she joined them and played casually while her teammates told her off for playing poorly. As the episode progressed, they discovered that she was a girl and that Yu Tu had no idea who she was despite being friends online. From this point on, Jing Jing continued to play with Yu Tu and his friends, asking them to carry her in games so she could practice and at the same time get in touch with her high school crush.
Later on, due to an article about Jing Jing being rejected after confessing that circulated online, their class group chat was filled with gossips which had a negative impact on Jing Jing. Yu Tu was informed of the issue and went straight ahead to clear things up in the group chat. Jing Jing on the other hand was somewhat moved that she started to find out how Yu Tu was doing. She found out from her best friend that he worked as an aerospace engineer, when all along she thought he worked in the banking industry. Knowing that he pursued his dream, it made her happy and want to see him in person.
Being the actress Jing Jing was, she did her best to convince Yu Tu to come over at her place and fix the air purifier she bought. The two eventually met downstairs, smiling at each other after 10 years without communication. Right at that time, she grabbed the chance and persuaded him to be her coach who would teach her how to play King of Honor with flying colors. ♥
♥ My Love for You Are My Glory. ♥
King of Honor 王者荣耀 👑
The game incorporated in this series greatly resembles a game I’m also fond of playing. Players of the same game would definitely know right away. 🙈 I love how they inserted the game into the series which made it fun and exciting to watch, and also how it played a big role in reconnecting the leads. As I’ve expected, he’s good at playing King of Honor in this series – an all-rounder, he can use any hero to play. ❤️ No wonder Jing Jing would ask him to teach her. 🙈
Another thing I like about this game are the heroes. They. Are. So. Cute. And. Adorable. 🙈 I’m referring to the support and mage heroes that Jing Jing first used to practice and play with. I think one of them was Cai Wen Ji? She even sang a cute song while playing and teasing Yu Tu. 😂 But! Aside from the cute ones, are the cool ones. I have 2 more favorite heroes, Zhu Ge Liang and Bai Li Shou Yue. I can’t remember their roles but I remember how they look like and they look really good. You know, that handsome cartoon something, how they were drawn and brought to life. 🙈 You’ll get to know them when you watch the casual match Jing Jing participated in! 😊
I enjoyed every game scene to be honest. I love seeing it when they clash and use their skills, most especially when they focus on Yu Tu’s gameplay. 🥰 Oh! The CGs were pretty impressive too, I’m giving them a thumbs up!
Having watched Yang Yang’s series with games in them brought so much joy and excitement to me as a game enthusiast. Not only did I get to witness a beautiful match, I also got to swoon over Yang Yang’s professional acting. 🙈❤️ Yang Yang and his gamer roles supremacy! 🔥
A Battle with One’s Self
Yu Tu’s dream was to work studying the stars and the farther galaxies. But despite being in a job he loved, he couldn’t help but think twice because of his family. He found out that his parents went to the city for a medical checkup, and during his visit, he overheard them talking about their financial situation. As a son, it broke his heart to know of his parents’ worries and struggles without them directly telling him. His work didn’t pay him much compared to working in the banking industry, and because he wanted to give them more, he decided to quit his job and shift careers even if it hurt him.
It takes great courage and sacrifice to give up something you love. It’s an act of selflessness. I know a lot of working individuals can relate to this, that instead of making their passion their profession, it goes the other way round just so they could make ends meet, or sometimes for the sake of bigger income. Personally, I don’t feel the need to have something I love as my source of income. But for some, I know it’s crucial and meaningful, it makes them value their profession more. It’s like working and enjoying at the same time. I may not relate much to his situation anymore but it gave me an impact because of the struggle, the sacrifice, and because it was hurting him. Who wouldn’t want to give what’s best to his parents, right?
I admire Yu Tu and his family though, because eventually he stood up for what he loved and his mother was there to support him. It’s the mother giving way for her child, and I can’t even. 😭 oh, Jing Jing also wanted him to continue working as an aerospace engineer, besides, “You are already the rabbit who has seen the most stars.” ✨
Lightness & Cuteness. 🙈
The recent series I have watched are all light and lovey-dovey, well, except for Tomb Raiding. 😅 I was actually left broken and hanging after watching that one so I decided to go for something light, something that wouldn’t make me process how this and that happened. 🤣 and guess what! You Are My Glory has it all! 🙈❤️ The chemistry the leads have can make you feel all giddy and uwu. Yu Tu was the cold and reserved type, while Jing Jing was mischievous and outgoing. They’re the perfect combination to balance each other, right? 😊 PS: these are only some of the ❤️ scenes, there’s more for you to witness. 🥰
Relationship Development ❤️
I have 2 words to describe Yu Tu and Jing Jing’s relationship development – mature and innocent. It’s mature in a way that when they come to a misunderstanding, they communicate and go the extra mile to reconcile. Both characters were understanding and considerate, they match up well with each other’s rhythm. Like Yu Tu for example, he’s observant and logical, he got familiar with Jing Jing’s behavior and adjusted right away. Jing Jing on the other hand was more of the childish and cute type. She could be playful at times, to which Yu Tu at first found strange but later on played along with. 🙈
It’s also innocent because it seemed like both of them were falling in love for the first time. Or maybe they really were? I’m not too sure, but both of them have had relationships before, and both didn’t turn out well. 🙃 Their relationship seemed pure and innocent, maybe it was partly because of how Jing Jing acted but looking at them closely, it’s really heart melting. It’s the type to make you go awww. I also admire how respectful and straightforward Yu Tu was, like if I were Jing Jing I’d probably melt just by looking into his eyes while he asked permission for the things he were about to do.
So I know this relationship’s possibly too good to be true but who knows, maybe this kind of couple does exist in the real world. And I’m also considering their age here, they’re both around 29-30 and come to think of it, it’s a possible time when you’ve become grown-up enough to handle things with maturity. 😊 yay? nay? 😅
I’m sorry I can’t explain very well, maybe you should just see for yourself? Yes, I am encouraging you to watch it! 👏🏻
Princess Qiao Jing Jing 👸🏻
One thing I love about her is her heart. She’s all famous and rich, but her heart remains humble and kind. She wants nothing but the best for you, her intentions are all good. 😊 She was somewhat laughed at because she confessed to Yu Tu during high school and was believed to have been rejected because she wasn’t that smart. But despite those bad comments, she still lived happily without holding any grudge. She’s a generous princess too, giving some of her branded clothes to her best friend Pei Pei. Lastly, I love how considerate she is, always thinking of the other person. ❤️
Yang Yang 杨洋 🐑
There is no doubt that I watched this series because of Yang Yang. I loved the 20-year-old Xiao Nai, and fell even deeper when I met the 30-year-old Yu Tu. It’s like he’s been upgraded, a total level-up. 😂 His acting has improved a lot too and.. hahaha he still remains the bubbly guy he is, always laughing and happy on set. 🙈
In conclusion, this is a beautiful watch. I even gave it a 12/10 rating right after watching it. 😅 I may have not shared the details perfectly, but I guess I was able to express my love for this series, somehow. As I’ve mentioned my head is currently blocked and it’s my first time writing a review again after a year. I’ll practice and write more, hopefully. :’)
So do I recommend this series? YES. Looking back now, it’s actually just a simple light series for the audience to enjoy. But as you watch it, I assure you that you will feel happy and excited to watch the succeeding episodes. You’ll look forward, I swear. I even watched it at a slower pace because I didn’t want to end it. 😭
“愿世间普通的我们, 闪闪发光.” – 杨洋
“May the ordinary us in this world, shine bright.” – Yang Yang (from his Weibo post)
Easter Egg 🥚
Happy birthday Yang Yang! 💙 生日快乐 我们的杨洋 💙