[路長情更長] – 第04集 / The Journey Toward Blessings

[路長情更長] – 第04集 / The Journey Toward Blessings


“Episode 4” Meifang Meifang Where are you? I’m looking for you Come out quickly Meifang Hello, Ma’am Is this your child? Meifang Meifang Where did you run off to? I couldn’t find you anywhere Ma’am, thank you. Thank you so much You’re welcome. I’m so embarrassed I was selling vegetables near the market entrance I got a little busy and didn’t notice she had gone missing I’m so embarrassed. Thank you so much You need to run a business and look after a kid It must be quite hard on you It can’t be helped My older kid is in school There’s no one to watch over the little ones at home, which is why I took her with me She’s very cute Hold on to her Don’t lose her again I won’t. I won’t Thank you so much OK.You’re welcome. Thank you. Meixiang. Meixiang Why are you crying? Mom hit me Mom hit you? Why did she hit you? I lost Meifang today What? You lost Meifang? Where’s Mom? Cooking You really took a big risk How can you take such a young kid to the market? You were lucky today that you found her If you had lost her, you’d have cried until you ran out of tears Luckily, we didn’t lose her Mom Why are you just standing there? Hurry and take your little sister out of the kitchen Here.Take her. Take her Good girl Come on. Let’s get out of here Don’t bother Mom Meilan is such a good girl I don’t know what you’d do without her I don’t know what you’d do without her What’s wrong? Why are you throwing up like this all of a sudden? Are you pregnant again? What you want to happen never does, and what you don’t want just keep coming Your Meifang is still so young that you have trouble taking care of her And now you’re getting another one? How did this happen? What can I do? I don’t want this to happen either Yuyan, you should really think it through Since you don’t plan to move back to Qishan to live with your husband and Meilan has to go to school, the two little ones are still so young that you almost lost one of them How are you going to have another one? Stop talking about this I’m already in a mess over this Can’t you think of something to help me? How can I think of anything? If you can’t take care of the kid, then give it to someone else to raise What kind of nonsense is that? It’s not nonsense For a lot of poor families, when they have too many kids to raise, they give up the kids for adoption by rich families who will treasure the kids for them Stop it I may be on hard times now, but I’m not doing so poorly that I have to give up my own kids to someone else OK, fine No more talk about this You’re the one who asked me I was just giving you a suggestion Take it or leave it No need to get so worked up I’m sorry I’m sorry, Auntie A’hao I shouldn’t have yelled at you What I meant to say was that it’ll never be possible for me to give up my kids for adoption I understand Meifang Where are you? Mom is looking for you Meifang Meifang Meifang Mom is looking for you. Come out Meifang Meifang Mei. Officer Officer Officer My daughter is missing What? Your kid is missing? I beg you Please help me look for her Please. Why are adults like you so careless? It’s very hard to find a missing child I got a little busier than usual I didn’t lose her on purpose If you can’t manage it, then don’t have so many kids You lose them after you have them That’s really very irresponsible of you I beg you Please have pity and help me look for her Please. I’ll try my best But nowadays a lot of missing children are kidnapped and sold It’s very difficult to find them Kidnapped and sold? No, I want Meifang Meifang Meifang, come back to me Meifang Meifang It’s just a dream You’re still here I was scared to death Mom, why aren’t you sleeping? It’s nothing I had a nightmare just now I dreamed Meifang was missing again It scared me so much, it woke me up It scared me so much, it woke me up Mom, stop imagining things Tomorrow is Sunday I can stay home and look after the little ones That’s right I’m so out of it I’ve been so busy I forgot what day it is Now I can go to bed without worries Go back to sleep Go to sleep But Meilan is going to school soon Who will take care of the two younger ones? Have you ever thought of this? Don’t worry I’ll take the two little ones to the market I’ll take care of them myself I can’t go on like this, leaving the kids for Yuyan to take care of by herself I can’t be such an irresponsible father Good morning, want some vegetables? Good morning Ma’am, good morning Good morning Good morning. Good morning, want some vegetables? A’yu A’yu A’yu A’yu A’yu A’yu A’yu A’yu A’yu A’yu A’yu A’yu, where have you gone? A’mei, what happened to your A’yu? I lost her Where can she be? A’mei I’ve looked all over the market There’s no sign of her What do I do? What am I going to do? How can you be so careless? You took the kid out here with you Why did you just pay attention to business and not keep an eye on her? OK. Enough I got a stream of customers just now How could I keep an eye on her? OK. Don’t stand here and nag her Go look for her over there. Go OK A’mei Don’t feel bad They’ll definitely find the child Don’t worry She won’t be lost If I had known this would happen, I wouldn’t have come out to do business Then I wouldn’t have lost a child I feel so bad now. I really regret it No Don’t worry. You’ll find her The kids told me you were back, and I didn’t believe them How come you’re back so soon today? I wasn’t in the mood You stopped selling with so many left? What’s wrong? You’re usually so happy-go-lucky I didn’t imagine you’d ever be in a bad mood That A’mei who runs the stand next to me lost her daughter So far, no one can find her How could this happen? It just so happened that last night when I dreamed about Meifang being taken Now I’ve run into something like this How can I not be worried? I told you so You can’t keep denying the truth Look at you You need to do business and care for your kids You need to do business and care for your kids You’re lucky that Meilan didn’t have school today and looked after the younger ones for you at home Otherwise, the child that was taken could’ve been your Meifang Don’t talk nonsense It’s not nonsense Seriously, do you want to reconsider what I told you before? do you want to reconsider what I told you before? Don’t ask me to give up my child for adoption I’ll never do that Fine. If the day comes that your Meifang disappears, then you’ll be really sorry Think about it Meilan doesn’t have time to take care of the younger ones for you every day You have to do business, but you don’t have a fixed stall at the market Every day, you need to go all over the place to find customers and avoid the police to find customers and avoid the police The way you do business, I’ll be surprised if you don’t lose your kid I know everything you just said Right now, I just don’t have the money to get a fixed stall at the market If you put Meifang up for adoption, you’ll get a customary payment Then, you can afford to get a stall Even if I put my child up for adoption, I’d never accept the money Fine I know you wouldn’t do it for the money Even if that were the case, you should want her to grow up safe and sound Won’t you reconsider? If you think it through and decide to do it, I can ask around for you and find a family with better means I have so much on my mind right now; I can’t think about this Take your time with it And I’ll take my time picking these vegetables She’s so cute Hold on to her Don’t lose her again Think about it Meilan doesn’t have time to take care of the little ones for you every day You have to do business, but you don’t have a fixed stall at the market Every day, you need to go all over the place to find customers and avoid the police to find customers and avoid the police The way you do business, I’ll be surprised if you don’t lose your kid What Auntie A’hao said makes some sense If I keep taking the kid with me to the market, she may actually be abducted I may as well give her up to a rich family, so she can live a better life and have a brighter future Auntie A’hao Auntie A’hao Coming Why didn’t you sell vegetables at the market today? I thought it over and you were right I thought it over and you were right With the two younger kids, it won’t be possible for me to do business After this one is born, it’ll be even harder to take care of everything I may as well let someone adopt Meifang and see if she can have a better life I’ve been telling you this from the beginning, and you still take so long to consider it Didn’t you say yesterday that there is a good family you’d introduce me to? Yes, I did As soon as I got home yesterday, I thought of a friend of mine Her family is quite rich She’s been married for a while, but has no kids yet If you let them have Meifang, then she’ll definitely like that very much and give her a lot of love It’s good that they’re rich It means they won’t let Meifang have any hardships and will provide for her needs, giving her a good life; then I won’t worry They will How about we go see them now? Let’s go Leave your baskets here You can get them later when we come back The more I look at her, the closer I feel to her She’s just so cute That’s right.This is meant to be If you like her the first time you see her, it means she’s supposed to be with you Meifang, stay here and be my daughter Mom Mom Mom Meifang Meifang Meifang, listen to Mom Mom Stay here and let people love you, so you can have a good life and I can stop worrying. Understand? They will Can’t you see how they’re living? Can’t you see how they’re living? They’ll definitely pamper Meifang Don’t be so hard to let go OK? Mom Mom. Meifang Don’t be like this You already gave her away. Stop trying to hold her You’ll just make the child keep crying Mom Try to contain yourself. Meifang, stop crying Stop crying A’zhu Ma’am Take the child into the bedroom Let her sleep Meifang Meifang Meifang Stop. She’s theirs now Come on. You’ve already given the child away Stop thinking about her Auntie A’hao, did I really do the right thing? I gave my own daughter up for adoption When I saw how hard Meifang was crying, I just felt all messed up inside You did the right thing You decided to give Meifang away only after you’d thought everything through only after you’d thought everything through When you look at it the right way, you’re doing this for Meifang’s own good There’s nothing to feel bad about The child cried because she’s afraid of strangers She doesn’t understand You’re a grownup and you cried like this You’re really something Auntie A’hao, are you sure I did the right thing? Yes When Meifang grows up and knows that When Meifang grows up and knows that you picked such good parents for her, she’ll thank you for it I hope that when Meifang grows up, she’ll understand my intentions as a mother and won’t blame me No, she won’t This isn’t like you You’re always very decisive But on this adoption, you went back and forth I really can’t stand you Alright. Enough. Let’s go. Let’s go back Qiande, what were you thinking so hard about? what were you thinking so hard about? Mom, I’ve decided to go to Kaohsiung Kaohsiung? Why do you suddenly want to go there? Have you found a job there? How will you live? Mom, don’t worry about me I’ve asked Qianfa to find a job for me He lives in Kaohsiung and has lots of friends there He already found a job for me Found you a job? What is it? There’s a grade school looking for office staff There’s a grade school looking for office staff Office staff at a grade school? Will that suit you? Mom, I just want a job right now The most important thing is to take care of the kids Must you do it right now? You’re highly educated You can find a better job anywhere if you want to Besides, we have a family business What if you go to work in the public sector and can’t get used to it? Mom, you don’t need to worry about me Right now, I just want to be with my family As a father, I can’t think about the rest Working in a school means you won’t get much salary How are you going to support your family? The salary may not be much, but if we watch our spending, we can make it work but if we watch our spending, we can make it work Besides, if I don’t go over there sooner, Yuyan will have to deal with everything on her own Every morning, she has to sell vegetables at the market, and can’t always cook for the kids at regular times How can the kids be well taken care of like that? I know that right now, you get anxious whenever you think about the kids you get anxious whenever you think about the kids But it’s not a simple thing for a man to change jobs You mustn’t be so impulsive Listen to me Plan for the long-term Wait until you find a good job before you go there OK? OK OK. I’ll think about it Meixiang Sister How come you’re back home so early today? How come you’re back home so early today? Mom didn’t take me to sell vegetables She only took Meifang How come? Mom Mom Let me help you with that Mom, where’s Meifang? Mom, where’s Meifang? Why won’t you answer me? Mom She’s at someone else’s house Why is she with someone else? Mom, tell me Hurry and tell me Why are you making a ruckus? I have to sell vegetables at the market, so I can feed you all I also have to look after the two younger ones How can I manage? I gave Meifang to someone else, so she’ll have a better life What’s wrong with that? How can you give my sister away? Hurry and take her back Take her back home You have to take her back What’s wrong with you? Why won’t you listen? She’s mine You can’t give her to someone else Will it kill you that I gave your little sister away? I can get pregnant and have another kid I can’t take back what I already gave away I can’t take back what I already gave away Mom, I want my sister I want my sister Shut up I’m going to cook dinner Meifang, where are you? If I really can’t see you again, what will I do? Meifang Mom, I want to hold my little sister I want to hold my little sister No She’s too little still You can hold her when you’re older Be good OK, Yuyan Since Meilan loves her little sister so much, just let her hold her Be careful OK Hold her well Careful Meilan You’ve got to take good care of your little sister OK Dad I’ll always hold Meifang close But now I can’t hold her anymore “Kaohsiung Bus Line” “Nanzhuangkou” Uncle I want to go to Qishan Can you tell me which bus to take? You want to go to Qishan? I’ve never been there, so I don’t know either Why don’t you ask someone else? Oh Auntie I want to go to Qishan Can you tell me which bus to take? I can’t read Can you ask someone else? Oh You’re just a kid Are you going to Qishan by yourself? Yes Uncle, do you know which bus I should take? Where are your parents? My dad is in Qishan I want to go back there to find him You’re really brave Won’t you be afraid riding the bus by yourself? I won’t This bus stop doesn’t have any buses to Qishan I think you should ask around over that way OK. Thank you, Uncle Be careful Meilan Meixiang Time to get up Wash up and eat breakfast Meixiang, hurry up Where’s your big sister? I don’t know You don’t know? Meilan How come she went to school so early? She didn’t even have breakfast Mom, I don’t have any orders to ship this afternoon, so I want to take a trip to Kaohsiung May as well If you have a chance, go look in on the kids Oh, when you get to Kaohsiung, remember to check with Qianfa Last time he said he’d help you find a better job Last time he said he’d help you find a better job See if he has found one OK Dad Grandma Dad Meilan, how come you’re back? Where’s your mom? I took the bus by myself What? Why did you come back by yourself? Meilan, what exactly happened? Why did you suddenly come back by yourself? Why did you suddenly come back by yourself? Do you know how dangerous that was? Dad, Meifang was taken by someone Hurry and take her back How can Meifang be taken? What is it? Don’t cry. Take your time and tell me It’s all Mom’s fault She gave Meifang away I told her to bring her back and she wouldn’t Dad, hurry up and take her back Grandma Good girl. Come Mom Why are you here? You know what you did How can I not come? Let me ask you Where’s Meifang? I don’t know What kind of a mother are you? You took the child somewhere and you dare tell me you don’t know? What if I do? We won’t be able to take her back She’s ours Why can’t I take her back? I’ve already given her away How can I ask them to give her back? It’s a mistake you made Of course, we’ll take the child back I made a mistake? I did it for Meifang’s own good How can you say something like that? When you left home and took the three kids with you I thought it showed that you were very responsible to keep the children close to you I didn’t imagine you’d have the nerve I didn’t imagine you’d have the nerve to give up a Lin family member for adoption to give up a Lin family member for adoption without saying a word Mom I really did it for Meifang’s own good I have to take her with me to the market every day I have to take her with me to the market every day What if she gets lost? Giving her to a family for adoption, I’ll at least know where she is and how well she’s living It’s much better than losing her, isn’t it? How can you say something like that? What was it you said when Meilan started school? What I said is all true Right now, someone from the market has a kid missing Even now, no one has found her If Meifang goes missing, who will be responsible? You’re full of excuses Enough Stop arguing No matter what, you will get the child back No offspring of the Lin’s will change their last name to someone else’s Mom, I really was. If you can give birth to a child, then you need to raise her yourself She belongs to the Lin family You have no right to make this decision Mom, don’t be mad I’ll talk to her I’ll definitely take Meifang back You two better get Meifang back If she’s not back, neither of you go back home to face me Meilan, come to Qishan with me Take Meixiang with you Grandma, I want to wait for Meifang Let adults deal with adults’ business You come back to Qishan with me Where did you take the child? Hurry and get her back I won’t go How can I take her back after I already gave her up? No matter what, I’m the child’s dad If you want to give her up for adoption, why didn’t you even tell me about it? I gave birth to her That gives me the right to do this Indeed, you gave birth to her So, you just gave her up for adoption, and you don’t miss her at all? No matter what, it took 10 months pregnancy and a lot of effort for you to give birth We’ve raised her for two years How can you be so cruel and give her up just like that? Do you think I wanted to do this? I had no choice If you have difficulties, then you should’ve told me We’re husband and wife You can tell me anything I’m pregnant again How can that happen again at a time like this? That’s exactly the reason I’ll be giving birth soon I have to sell vegetables at the market every day How will I look after so many kids at the same time? I know you have your difficulties But no matter how many kids we have, they’re all my children I won’t give up any one of them for adoption Bodhisattva, please look after Meifang and bring her back to us soon Meilan Grandma OK. Good girl. Don’t cry Come Come to Grandma You’re thinking about Meifang again, right? Grandma, If Dad can’t get Meifang back, then I won’t ever see her again That won’t happen Do you know why Meifang came to this world to be your sister? It’s because you were meant to be together Meant to be? The Buddha once told us that for two people to catch the same ship, it takes 10 generations of hard work to make that happen just once That long? Right So, the fact that we’re a family is because several generations ago, we all made a promise to do it We must treasure a family relationship that’s so hard to come by We must never let it be broken up That’s why Meifang will definitely come back to us That’s why Meifang will definitely come back to us She’ll hold on to her big sister really tight and will never be apart from her for the rest of her life Grandma, if we get Meifang back, I’ll pamper her even more I’ll never be separated from her OK. Don’t cry. Don’t cry Good girl. Grandma loves you Come. Let Grandma hold you 2nd Brother It’s that house Let’s take a look 2nd Brother, don’t rush They’ll bring Meifang out in a moment I want Mom. Meifang. Come, Meifang Don’t cry. Dad. Dad is here Dad is here Why are you here again? You just brought the child here yesterday and you’re already here to check on her today? Mrs. Zheng, actually, the reason we’re here today is to take the child back with us What? I’m really very sorry I’m so sorry. That’s not possible You took her here just yesterday and you already regret it today? Actually, it was my 2nd sister-in-law’s own idea to bring the child to you My 2nd brother had no idea at all I’m sorry. I’m sorry How can a father not know that his child How can a father not know that his child is being given up for adoption? I. It’s like this He and my sister-in-law don’t live together right now That’s why he indeed didn’t know about this That’s why he indeed didn’t know about this No matter what, the blame is more on us for causing you all this trouble But, today we have to take this child back with us today we have to take this child back with us It’s a done deal I’ll never let you take her back just because you say so It’s not like that, Mrs. Zeng. I. 2nd Brother, take it easy Mrs. Zheng I know that no matter what, it’s our fault This is a small gift and a token of apology from us Please take it A’zhu Take Meifang into the bedroom Please don’t, Mrs. Zeng This child is mine I have to take her back Mrs. Zeng, it’s said that father and child have one heart Can you really stand to break up this relationship? Since I wanted this child, I’ll love her very much, as if she were my own I’ll love her very much, as if she were my own A’zhu 2nd Brother Mrs. Zeng, I beg you I know you’ll love this child very much and give her the best living conditions, but no matter what, she’s my child I’m responsible for raising her No matter if her life will be easy or hard, she’ll always be my flesh and blood No one can change that fact Mrs. Zeng I beg you Please let me take her home with me, OK? Please let me take her home with me, OK? Mrs. Zeng, I beg you I beg you Mrs. Zeng, please Mrs. Zeng Thank you so much Thank you Mom We’re back Meifang Meifang Meifang Come Meifang I missed you so much I missed you so much, Meifang It’s good that she’s back It’s good that she’s back Mom I’m sorry It’s because of my incompetence that my family was in such a dire situation for something like this to happen and caused you so much worry It’s not your fault You weren’t with the children How could you have known Yuyan would do this? It’s precisely because I wasn’t with them, that I’m partly to blame That’s why I’ve decided that however much the salary from the school job is, I’m going to take it 2nd Brother, why are you in such a rush? That job really isn’t very suitable for you Just wait a little longer I really can’t wait any longer Mom, Yuyan is pregnant again If that’s how things are now, then you really must go to Kaohsiung Mom, right now the only thing I regret is that I won’t be by your side any longer to take care of you Taking care of me? I’m not so old and decrepit that I need any of you to take care of me What I’m worried about is that once you move to a place as far away as Kaohsiung it’ll be quite inconvenient for me to see my grandkids Oh, Qianfa, how about I move in with you? Mom, you want to leave Qishan? That’s right. Qiande is moving to Kaohsiung It’s hard to tell when his family will settle down The three kids are all still so young The way Yuyan is, I can’t trust them with her If I move to Kaohsiung, I can check in on the girls from time to time and not be so worried Mom, you’ve lived in Qishan your whole life If you leave Qishan because of me, then I’m really not a filial son Mom, please stay You’re more used to living here in Qishan I know you’re all very good sons for saying that, but if I can look after my granddaughters, but if I can look after my granddaughters, then it won’t matter where I live Mom, since you’ve decided, then you can just move in with me OK I’ll move to your place in a few days after I pack up some things Mom Thank you very much Thank you very much From now on, you’ll have a harder time “Many past affinities come together” “to determine what makes us a family” “So, the affinity of a family runs very deep”

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