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MDWWHA Chapter 26 Part 1

Chapter 26 Part 1

Mr. Zhou Doesn’t Want to Work Hard Anymore

Chapter 26 (Part 1) 


Zhou Chenxi’s salted fish power awakened. Unexpectedly, he got a good result. At first, he found the only readily available ‘free coupon’ that the program team had previously mentioned. After that, he traded a ‘discount coupon’ with Zhuang Jingle for a ‘half price coupon’. In the end, he got a total of two points.

 

Luo Xinghe also got two points. He did not have to share his points with Ren Qian, who took the initiative to give his point to him. So the highest points among them were still Zhou Chenxi and Luo Xinghe, just as in the previous episode.

 

Zhou Chenxi’s salted fish turnover1[咸鱼翻身 (xián yú fān shēn) :lit. the salted fish turns over (idiom) / fig. to experience a reversal of fortune] was so great that he almost couldn’t believe it himself.

 

After recording this episode’s show, everyone went back to their own homes.

 

In these few days, in the gap of his opening schedule, Zhou Chenxi finished filming the cosmetic commercial with《Dream of Fate》which was shot in the studio, so it was not difficult to capture the action. The official blog of《Dream of Fate》soon released a poster of Zhou Chenxi and ‘San Hua Er’ in the same frame to promote the campaign.

 

The poster was mixed with a slogan from a Lu Group’s cosmetics ad.

 

Once the poster was released, it drew a lot of attention.

 

Zhou Mingxuan was the first person to see the poster and send a message to Zhou Chenxi. He said :

 

【He he, you take Lu Group’s ad?】

 

Zhou Chenxi had already gotten used to his brother’s mocking tone and took this matter calmly and replied on WeChat:

 

【No, the one asked me is the game company.】

 

Zhou Mingxuan didn’t know the difference between the two. Still, he sent:

 

【The family company also has some business. Can I invite you to be our brand ambassador?】

 

Zhou Chenxi was instantly moved but then he thought about what Zhou Xin’s businesses were.

 

Lu’s was mainly specialized in the film and television investment sector, as well as daily necessities, food and beverages.

 

Zhou Xin was mostly property-related, watches, electronics, cars and so on.

 

Most of them are business-oriented.

 

Zhou Chenxi remembered that in his previous life, Ren Qian had done several watch commercials for his family’s business.

 

In the ad, Ren Qian was wearing an old fashion suit, slicked back hairstyle, which was very different from his amusing image in Carp’s program. He was wearing a suit, with one hand crossed over his chest, showing a serious expression and pretending to show off the business-style watch on his hand.

 

大背头/slicked back hairstyle :

 

Zhou Chenxi automatically put his own face in Ren Qian’s, rejection was immediately written all over his body—— It simply was not the same style with him okay?

 

He was obviously so full of youthful energy (energetic), he didn’t want to look like a business elite with the words ‘old and wise’ (experienced and knowledgeable) written on his face!

 

Zhou Chenxi typed quickly.

 

【 I don’t want it! That will affect my image!】

 

Zhou Mingxuan was instantly heartbroken.

 

After some careful thought, he decided to hold a meeting next quarter and to discuss what kind of new product should be launched to make his little brother come back willingly, to be their product ambassador.

 

At the same time, a small group of game fans exploded under the official blog of《Dream of Fate》after the ad was posted.

 

Some part of them didn’t know who Zhou Chenxi was and simply resisted his role as San Hua, feeling that it was a blasphemy of their own family’s 2D Character image. They didn’t care whether he looked like one or not, San Hua was irreplaceable!

 

The other part was centred on ‘Weiya is my husband’, especially when she found out that Zhou Chenxi was playing San Hua, she instantly climbed up a wall (fig, for being unfaithful) for her new husband and in passing, she changed her name to “San Hua is my little top of a wall”. ‘Aaaahhh!’ In the comments section under the official blog, she screamed like crazy, saying that she had gotten what she wanted and would buy ten sets of cosmetics to take home, asking the officials to make sure that Zhou Chenxi xiao ge ge continues to play San Hua in the film version.

 

Someone at the bottom (of her comments) asked her ‘Who is Zhou Chenxi? Is it worth making a big fuss like that?’

 

‘San Hua is my little top of a wall’ took all the trouble to explain to the other party : It’s worth it! If she had to find someone in the entertainment circle to play the role of San Hua, she would definitely choose Zhou Chenxi!

 

She then re-posted the video and photos she had previously saved, on the front page of Weibo and joined the small group of girls who were obsessed with Zhou Chenxi’s face, to be love-struck fools together with them.

 

Zhou Chenxi regarded himself not a RMB and has long since gotten used to being unpopular, didn’t bother to read the comments under the official Weibo of《Dream of Fate》but instead, he put two caricatures of himself on Weibo.

 

In his drawing, there were two San Hua, one in his mobile phone and the other was Zhou Chenxi himself wearing San Hua’s mask and cat ears.

 

The first slide showed “himself” with half of his face showing under the mask, smiling nervously, and a dialogue box floating above his head:

 

【Happy cooperation】

 

In front of him, there was a mobile phone stand on the table, in which the San Hua cat was looking at him curiously.

 

The second slide “he himself” stretched out a finger and poked it on the screen of the phone while San Hua reluctantly stretched out his cat’s paw and shook hands with him.

 

A dialogue box floated above San Hua’s head:

 

【No matter what, be nice to those silly girls who like San Hua!】

 

As soon as the post on Weibo was sent out. In a short while, it received over a thousand likes and comments, and gained a wave of good opinions.

 

They didn’t expect Xiao Gege to be so multi-talented, not only good looking but he was also good at drawing. He drew the lively and realistic San Hua, even the lines said by San Hua were taken from the game’s dialogue.

 

Many of the girls (the fans of the game) who were initially against it, one after another, just before the battle, changed sides in a war.

 

Zhou Chenxi has downloaded and installed《Dream of Fate》on his phone since he came back from that sales campaign at the shopping mall with Lu Ji. He was a nerdy (otaku) salted fish anyway. Playing games was just a pastime for him but later after he learned that he had to shoot a commercial, he seriously spent a lot of money into this game.

 

Luckily, Lu Group had already paid half of the notice fee for《Carp》.

 

But the game was really unfriendly to Africans, Zhou Chenxi was even more unlucky like the Great Chief of Africa’ (非洲大酋长) 2[非洲大酋长 The Great Chief of Africa which mean bad luck in game.  Great Chief of Africa:It means that luck is extremely bad. For example, if you spend a lot of money to synthesize equipment or upgrade the attributes, the result is scum equipment and attributes, or those with high-level equipment and low-level equipment are killed because of poor luck, etc., especially It is a joking title for those with dark faces and RPs that have broken RP.]level of character after a few hundred draws only got two sheets of SSRs. It was not easy to get the San Hua peerless gem card. He immediately spent money on a bunch of materials to upgrade that card to the full level.

 

 

 

After spending so much money,he finally became a cat owner who still a little princess (小公举)’ 3[This term is coined by imitating the Cantonese pronunciation of “小公主,” which means “little princess.” Chinese netizens jokingly use the term to refer to those who have the temperament or fantasies often found in teenage girls. As long as someone is cute or thinks himself cute, he or she can be called “小公举.” Later, it gradually developed into a term used by netizens for men. The most important feature of this type of male is that he has a girlish heart and has some girlish ways of doing things, but without being effeminate. ~The first in the show biz who publicly acknowledged himself to be a “little princess” is Jay Chou.]who raised a wild man inside his mobile phone?

 

 

Can you not understand San Hua after all this?

 

Lu Group looked at the course of events (trend) and seized the opportunity to buy the promotion for《Dream of Fate》, instantly pushing the enthusiam toward Zhou Chenxi upwards again.

 

Luo Xinghe looked at the ‘Zhou Chenxi and San Hua Er’ tag that was in the top 20 trending topics before then he broke into laughter and called his agent, “Dream of Fate, is this game going to be made into a movie? are they still looking for actors?”

 

What the opposite side said was unknown, but Luo Xinghe added: “If that is the case, give it a try ba! Try to get in touch with the game team.”

 

He didn’t believe that with his luck, he would still lose to Zhou Chenxi again after several times. 4[The original one used this: He didn’t believe that with his luck, he could still fall into Zhou Chenxi’s hands three times.]

 

 

 

“You mean Lu Group?” Luo Xinghe pondered for a moment and a light flashed in his eyes, “No problem, I’ll take care of Lu’s side.”

 

Over the weekend, the pilot episode of ‘Red Carp and Green Carp’ was aired on the ‘Watermelon’ Channel, one day before the new episode of the show was going to start recording. That evening, Zhou Chenxi stayed in front of the TV, ready to watch the pilot episode before he left.

 

The pilot episode was similar to a teaser, introducing the guests on the show, to let everyone get familiar with them. The first scene at the beginning was where everyone meets on the first day in Little Mist Village.

 

Zhou Chenxi was carrying a large suitcase and got down from the minibus.

 

Then he tripped over a fire extinguisher.

 

The pop-ups5[‘Pop up’ here is the bullet screen : function which allows viewers to post on-screen comments in videos, movies etc in real time] are full of “hahaha”.

 

 

 

【Who is this guy? Why is he so funny?】

 

【A flat fall? Does he think he is a heroine in idol drama6[偶像剧 ǒu xiàng jù :idol drama / drama series in which the actors are chosen for their preexisting popularity with young viewers]?】

 

【Carrying such a big suitcase, could you bring one assistant with you? He’s obviously a celebrity yet why is he so poor?】

 

【Lu Ji doesn’t have an assistant either, no need to be so harsh okay?】

 

【Then don’t bring such a heavy suitcase? Is Lu Ji like him?】

 

A familiar smell assaulted his nostrils.

 

How exciting Zhou Chenxi was when he turned on the television, the same how dispirited he was when he turned the television off.

 

Forget it, it was better not to watch it, I could already imagine how they were going to scold me.

 

He was really the invisible transparent body, unable to accumulate favorable impressions in the viewers’ hearts.

 

But to his surprise, after a while, Zhou Mingxuan sent him a message first:

 

【[Thumbs up][Thumbs up] Well done! The audience loves you】

 

Gege is talking nonsense with his eyes wide open.

 

Zhou Chenxi hung his head dispiritedly, knowing that his big brother was always the first one to comfort himself. He thought, ‘Forget it! I’m used to it anyways.’

 

Zhou Mingxuan was not sure if he was busy or not so he didn’t send any new message. After a while, Zhi Qi unexpectedly sent him a message as well :

 

【 Nice, Zhou Chenxi! The discussion is exploding! Hahahaha you’re truly amazing! There’s definitely a place for you in the comedy (funny) world of entertainment industry!】

 

Zhou Chenxi began to doubt : ???

 

Until Lu Ji also sent him a message.

 

【[Screenshot][Screenshot]】

 

Lu Ji was brief and concise. Zhou Chenxi clicked on it to see that he was in the trending topic (trending hashtag) again today.

 

The keyword ‘Zhou Chenxi doesn’t want to work hard anymore’, ‘Has Zhou Chenxi attended nine years of compulsory education?’ rushed to the top ten.

 

Zhou Chenxi was overwhelmed and reopened the pilot episode 7[Pilot episode is usually the first episode but it could also mean the promotion video or trailer kind of video]video, only to find that it also showed him and Lu Ji interacting in the car at the later part.

 

Zhou Chenxi was dilly dallying in the car and almost falling over because of the sudden brakes. After being reprimanded by Lu Ji, he obediently sat down next to him and had his seat belt fastened.

 

Lu Ji asked him, “Have you ever attended the nine-year compulsory education? Do you know how to obey traffic rules?”

 

Zhou Chenxi’s neck shrank like a quail.

 

Then the screen flashed back with this whispered conversation.

 

——”Lu Zong, am I the only one in the whole crew who has been given life insurance?”

 

—— “To be precise, I bought you an extra one.”

 

——”Other people have it as a formality, but we bought it for you because it’s very cost-effective.”

 

All the following were “Hahaha”.

 

Because of the circumstances, someone dug up the story of Zhou Chenxi’s previous participation in the show《I’m a Real Actor》where he had to withdraw from the competition because he was really too unlucky. Later, the program team was forced to issue an announcement, admitting that the show’s safety measures were indeed inadequate and that they would strengthen and improve in the future, self-inspection, to prevent similar situations from happening again.

 

Those who had ridiculed Zhou Chenxi’s flat fall at the beginning of the show were gone but instead began to sympathise with Zhou Chenxi. In addition, the ‘Carp’ crew came out and apologized, saying that they hadn’t put the fire extinguisher properly in place to cause Zhou Chenxi’s fall. The company had purchased two additional insurance policies for Zhou Chenxi on behalf of the program crew by the request of Lu Zong.

 

At this moment, when everyone looked back at Zhou Chenxi in the pilot episode, their eyes were full of compassion.

 

However the one who really put Zhou Chenxi on the trending topic was a video sent out by an unknown passerby.

 

It was at the time when Zhou Chenxi had just decided to quit the show《I’m a Real Actor》,wearing ten yuan slippers and holding up a pancake on the side of the road, making a bold statement.

 

“I don’t want to work hard anymore!”

 

Zhou Chenxi said righteously as he nibbled on the Chinese traditional pancake (Jianbing) in his hand, “Working hard doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll succeed, but not working hard will definitely be easy!”

 

As everyone below the video burst out laughing in unison 一”Hahahaha”一

Zhou Chenxi then became popular overnight.


 

Tl notes: this chapter is long so I will probably split it into two or three parts.

Huft… Another difficult 😣 to translate chapter.

Pardon me, if the game part is not correct

I am not a gamer and don’t really understand game term…especially the chinese term or slang words of it. But I tried to make it understandable as possible as I can.


Thank you for your support, Ganbarimasu!!!

 

 

 

 

  • 1
    [咸鱼翻身 (xián yú fān shēn) :lit. the salted fish turns over (idiom) / fig. to experience a reversal of fortune]
  • 2
    [非洲大酋长 The Great Chief of Africa which mean bad luck in game.  Great Chief of Africa:It means that luck is extremely bad. For example, if you spend a lot of money to synthesize equipment or upgrade the attributes, the result is scum equipment and attributes, or those with high-level equipment and low-level equipment are killed because of poor luck, etc., especially It is a joking title for those with dark faces and RPs that have broken RP.]
  • 3
    [This term is coined by imitating the Cantonese pronunciation of “小公主,” which means “little princess.” Chinese netizens jokingly use the term to refer to those who have the temperament or fantasies often found in teenage girls. As long as someone is cute or thinks himself cute, he or she can be called “小公举.” Later, it gradually developed into a term used by netizens for men. The most important feature of this type of male is that he has a girlish heart and has some girlish ways of doing things, but without being effeminate. ~The first in the show biz who publicly acknowledged himself to be a “little princess” is Jay Chou.]
  • 4
    [The original one used this: He didn’t believe that with his luck, he could still fall into Zhou Chenxi’s hands three times.]
  • 5
    [‘Pop up’ here is the bullet screen : function which allows viewers to post on-screen comments in videos, movies etc in real time]
  • 6
    [偶像剧 ǒu xiàng jù :idol drama / drama series in which the actors are chosen for their preexisting popularity with young viewers]
  • 7
    [Pilot episode is usually the first episode but it could also mean the promotion video or trailer kind of video]
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  1. Avatar Loni says:

    Salted fish ftw xDDD
    I’m looking forward to how the netizens will react to Lu Ji and Zhou Chenxi’s shipworthy moments xD
    Thank you~ owo

    1. LittleYen LittleYen says:

      Me too
      ❀(*´▽`*)❀

  2. LadyLou LadyLou says:

    Thank you for the translation ❣️
    I’m enjoying it 😍
    Mabuhay to all Salted fish🎊🎊🎊

    1. LittleYen LittleYen says:

      😍😍😚😚

  3. Avatar mayu says:

    Thanks sm for the chapter!!

    1. LittleYen LittleYen says:

      💓💓💓

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