Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 86.

To my dear readers,

Sorry I have been so slow. I ended up sleeping the entire day because I wasn’t feeling well. This chapter is super short. I know you guys are probably freaking out by the end of it but don’t worry. Remember, it’s a comedy! There will be a happy ending.

Chapter 86

Uh… Lin Shan didn’t know what to say. She felt torn on the inside: True. Without the Ruler’s seal, they wouldn’t have anything to trade with Ji Hong Lin. How would she get rid of her poison then?

Just as the two of them were being indecisive, a voice interrupted the silence.

“No need to think. I am going to take the item and your poison will remain! You two will die here! Muahahahahaha….”

Lin Shan could recognize Ji Hong Lin’s monstrous voice right away. Ji Hong Lin appeared at the entrance where they came from. Her face was also ashy as she stood from above.

This proves that what they show on TV was fake. Regardless of how “boss” you are, when you’re going through a dirty hole, you’re still going to look like shit.

As for Ji Bai Yu, he was standing behind his mother as he shook off the soil. It looked like he didn’t care to get involved.

Lin Shan realized the old witch must have discovered their tracks early on and purposely used them to find the national treasure. Thinking of this, she quickly reacted as she tightly hugged the Ruler’s seal: “You old witch. If you dare to even touch a piece of our hair, I will shatter this seal!”

Ji Hong Lin’s expression instantly darkened when Lin Shan called her an old witch. She gritted her teeth and threatened: “Go ahead and shatter it. This seal is the lifeline of this dynasty. If you shatter it, you will be condemned in history.”

“Don’t try to scare me. I don’t believe in these stuff!” Lin Shan refuted as she lifted her arms.

Ji Hong Lin could tell Lin Shan was actually going to do it and panicked: “Yu-er!”

Ji Bai Yu immediately leaped into the air to steal the item. He was very fast. Before Lin Shan could react, Ji Bai Yu’s fan and sword was already flashing in her face. It looked like the item was about to be taken away when Lian Feng stepped in and blocked his moves. In a blink of an eye, the two of them were fighting in the stone chamber. Continue reading “Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 86.”

The texting game

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In today’s world, technology has really changed how relationships work. People no longer have to make direct phone calls or go to the person’s house in order to make plans. Nowadays, the majority of the people text.

Therefore, if you suck at texting, you’re in trouble.

I’m going to share a real story with you guys. It was a conversation between me and my friend. She had recently downloaded a lot of dating apps and was trying them out. She matched with a few guys and immediately messaged them.

Me: You messaged him? You should probably have waited for him to initiate a conversation!

Friend: Why? If we matched, what’s the point if we don’t talk to each other?

Me: True…but it’s already so easy for the guys. They can swipe hundreds of people in a matter of minutes. Plus, it only takes a few seconds to start a conversation. If he doesn’t even need to start a conversation, he might not value you. What did you say?

Friend: I said, “Hi, Joseph.”

Me: SO FORMAL!?!?! Omg, if you’re going to say something. You should make a comment about his profile or picture or something. Or tell a joke. It would be more interesting!?!

Friend: Why do I have to purposely change myself?

Me: Okay okay. Do whatever you want. I just don’t want you to get hurt. Most of the time, people might be playing the texting game.

Friend: What’s the texting game? Why do we have to play games? I just want to get straight to the point. Don’t waste my time.  Continue reading “The texting game”

Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 85

To my dear readers,

Merry Christmas! I hope you guys are having a wonderful time with your loved ones. Unfortunately, there is only one chapter today. It takes too much brain juice from me so I’m too tired to think. Nonetheless, I hope you like this chapter.

Please support me if you enjoy my work!! ❤

Chapter 85

Lin Shan was stunned. She rubbed her eyes and closely examined the Heaven stone. After being soaked in the salty cabbages, the four words actually appeared like a map!

Could there be a secret chamber? The two of them exchanged glances. Lin Shan was the first to speak: “In order to prevent them from doing bad deeds, we should first go and check out the place before giving it to Ji Bai Yu. What do you think?”

Xiao Lu muttered on the side: “Miss. You clearly just want to find the treasures for yourself. What a hypocrite….”

Lin Shan: “…..”

Since Lin Shan was so stubborn, Lian Feng ultimately decided to check out the place first. It wasn’t that he was greedy, but since the map was the late Emperor’s remnant, it was most likely a very expensive or prized possession. If Ji Hong Lin was going to use it to do harm, both of them would feel terrible.

Therefore, the two of them followed the map and quickly arrived at the Eastern forest of the Imperial city.

Lin Shan was familiar with this forest. Last time, she was here during the Equestrian competition. This was where she fell into a hole with Du Hao and almost lost her life. She never expected to be back again. Although she looked the same, she was no longer the Song Luo from before. Lin Shan felt a bit moved as she stepped back into the forest.

The map she was holding was what she had copied down last night from the Heaven stone. Perhaps because it had already been decades, a lot of the area already looked nothing alike. It took the two of them a very long time before they were able to somewhat figure out where they were. By then, it was almost noon.

From her bundle, Lin Shan took out a snack to nibble on as she analyzed the landscape around them. At this moment, her elementary countryside emergency knowledge finally came to use. If the leaves and branches were dense, that was the south side. If the leaves and branches were sparse, that was the north side*.

She was mumbling north and south and didn’t realized Lian Feng had came up next to her.

“What are you looking at?” He asked.

I’m trying to figured out the direction.” said Lin Shan, “Look at the trees. The dense part facing the Sun is south. That means, east is that way. We can’t go wrong if we head east!”

“Let me see.” Lian Feng took the map from her and instantly his brows started to furrow. Continue reading “Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 85”

Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 84.

To my dear readers,

I have never released two chapters together. This is the first time. Translating is hard work so please support me if you can. The story is almost over. I’m going to try my best to finish the story before the year ends.

Chapter 84

“I said I was making an assumption. You don’t have to be so worked up about it.” Song Lin Feng stated.

Lin Shan was so mad that she wanted to bite him, but Lian Feng stopped her.

“Song brother.” He said, “Regardless of whether it’s true or false, I was never part of the Palace to begin with. Now that the Eldest Prince is no longer a threat, my mission is complete. My only wish right now is to be with the one I love. I don’t want to meddle in the Palace’s affairs any longer. Pretend what happened today was a dream. We never came here and we will never return. Please help us take good care of your parents. Farewell.”

Then, he grabbed Lin Shan and left.

Lin Shan knew Lian Feng’s mood was awful. Thus, she didn’t say anything else as he pulled her out. But by the time they exited the residence, Lin Shan couldn’t help but comforted: “Don’t listen to my brother. He might look like a decent man, but he has a terrible conscience. He saw us together so he purposely wanted to make you angry….hey, stop walking so fast! I can’t catch up. Hey!”

She was careless and almost tripped. Fortunately, Lian Feng’s arms were quick and managed to stop her fall.

“Are you alright?” His expression looked a bit softer.

Lin Shan nodded and whispered: “Are you mad at my brother?”

Seeing how careful she was being to avoid making him mad, Lian Feng realized he was losing his cool and forcefully smiled: “Don’t over think. It has nothing to do with your brother.”

Lin Shan was stunned. She quickly blurted: “Do you actually think what he said is true?” A moment later, she kind of regretted it and added in, “I think he’s just making it up. Even if the Emperor was cruel, he wouldn’t do that to his son. Blood is thicker than water….”

“Blood is thicker than water?” Lian Feng bitterly responded, “See what he has done to the Princess and you can tell he is cruel.”

Lin Shan didn’t know how to respond. She opened her mouth but nothing came out. Continue reading “Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 84.”

Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 83.

To my dear readers,

I have asked Amery nicely to postpone his maintenance on his site for a few more weeks. Therefore, you guys can read the first 12 chapters now (if you’re a new reader)! Thank you Amery for being so kind!!! By the way, this chapter isn’t that great (too serious).. so I translated the following one as well. It will be released shortly.

Chapter 83 

That’s right. The Emperor is the key element to everything. Song Lin Feng icily laughed: “Do you really think the Emperor is honestly so foolish? He is extremely clever….”

Song Lin Feng started from the beginning. As Lin Shan listened, the story started to unfold.

Although the Imperial court appeared to be calm on the outside, there was actually a lot of internal conflict. Basically, there were three groups in power. The leading group was definitely Team Du Ye. This team mainly consisted of old officials and counsellors. They had a lot of power to rally supporters and often used their accomplishments for the late Emperor to get their way. Even the current Emperor didn’t dare to mess with them.

The next group was Team Du Hao. Most of the people in this group were the younger officials and counsellors. They had their own beliefs and were adaptive and innovative. However, they lacked strength. Without the Emperor backing them up, they would not be able to exist.

Under these circumstances, the third group was definitely crucial. It turned out the third group was Team General Yang Sui.

Yang Sui was born in the Capital. For many generations, his ancestors were Generals. By the time he had gotten the position, Yang Sui was at the highest position that had ever been. He had the biggest military power and he had cultivated countless of military leaders. Currently, all of them had very important positions in the Imperial court.

If we include Yang Sui’s military power with his leaders, it would represent more than half of all the military power within the Imperial court. Plainly speaking, the Emperor wouldn’t dare to touch the man. Continue reading “Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 83.”

Three reasons why/how I stay positive

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To my dear (old) blog readers,

I’m back! Sorry I haven’t been blogging for the past month or so. I stopped blogging weekly about half a year ago but I have decided to continue once again! (Let’s hope I can last for awhile).

Anyhow, one of the questions I get asked most often is: “Grace, how do you stay so positive all the time despite everything you’re going through?”

Some of you may or may not know that I have an autoimmune disorder that affects me on a normal basis. Some days are extremely difficult for me because I’m in constant pain. Despite this, generally, I’m quite content with my life. Here is why:

1. I do things I enjoy. 

This may seem very simple, but it makes a huge difference. When I’m feeling ok, I do things that make me happy. For instance, I love singing. I would go karaoke with my friends, sing to Youtube videos, and sometimes, I even go on discord to sing on random servers and gather audiences from all over the world. 😛

I also read books that motivate or enlighten me. I believe words are very powerful and many people underestimate what words can do. Whenever I am inspired, I actually take notes and eventually plan to write a post on it to share with my readers. I like empowering people.

2. I have goals and a purpose.

There’s a reason for everything I do. I know what I want, and I know what I need to do in order to achieve my goals. Basically, I want to improve people’s lives. I genuinely believe my blog can either motivate, broaden your views, and/or give you some tips.

If you read my translations, I believe I am sharing a good story with you guys. People read my translations because they can’t or prefer not to read Chinese. This means my actions are improving their lives because now they can enjoy the story as well. Continue reading “Three reasons why/how I stay positive”

Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 82.

To my dear readers,

Sorry for being slow. I will try to pick up the pace this week.

Chapter 82

After leaving the couple, Lin Shan and Lian Feng went on the path towards the Capital.

It had already been more than a month since their departure. Within a month, those who used to back up Du Ye were all removed from their positions; regardless of how low or high their rankings were. The names of all the removed officials were posted next to Du Ming Yue’s notice. A lot of villagers were shoving around to take a glimpse of it.

Lin Shan was curious and also took a look. But instantly, her expression stiffened.

“What’s wrong?” Lian Feng came over and asked.

Lin Shan’s voice shook as she pointed to the notice: “My….my father….”

That’s right. Song Xian’s name was actually on the list. Lian Feng did not expect this either. He steadied Lin Shan and consoled: “Don’t panic. Let’s go find out the situation.”

On that very day, the two of them disguised themselves and went around looking for clues. They found out that although Song Xian was on the list, the Imperial court ruled that he was too old and had accomplished a lot for the country and decided to spare his life. They only took away his title and his residence. Song Xian was ordered to retire and no longer participate in any political matters.

When Lin Shan found out her father’s life was spared, she felt relieved. Although her father lost his government position, at least he was alive. At least he wasn’t locked up in a cell. Continue reading “Your Highness, I know my wrongs. -Chapter 82.”