The Nutrition is Too Good - Chap 14.1
When he woke up, Rong Mian felt very uncomfortable.
He was a bit dizzy and nauseous.
He only remembered drinking alcohol for the first time, and then suddenly feeling very tired, and after that, it seemed like Uncle Yun called him, but he couldn’t remember anything else.
On the way to the set, Rong Mian felt a bit sluggish, but Kong Sandou didn’t notice and enthusiastically interviewed Rong Mian about his mood.
After Rong Mian got on the car in a daze yesterday, he slept all the way, and Kong Sandou didn’t suspect anything, thinking that he was just tired, considering that he usually has a tendency to sleep a lot.
“It’s my first time having a meal alone with a human friend.”
Kong Sandou’s eyes lit up, “Did you have any special topics to talk about? Did Zhong Yi tell you any interesting stories from his past filming experiences, or…”Rong Mian said, “We had meat together.”
He thought for a moment, then emphasized, “And he really loves the seafood platter that I like.”
Kong Sandou immediately looked suspicious, and Rong Mian also felt a bit guilty.
He turned his face away, slowly pulling his face into his coat, resting his head against the car window, and skillfully pretending to sleep.
He didn’t dare to tell Kong Sandou that he had been drinking, afraid that she would worry and nag him incessantly.
Originally, he was the one who wanted to treat, but in the end, he got so drunk that he couldn’t remember anything, and it was Zhong Yi who paid the bill. Rong Mian felt a bit embarrassed about it.
But it was his first time having a meal with a human friend that he had gotten close to, and they even had the fish platter that he loved. Deep down, he was actually very happy about it.
Rong Mian only remembered watching Zhong Yi eat a lot of fish, and then it seemed like Uncle Yun called him, reminding him to visit the cat café over the weekend to receive a few guests.
The rest of the memories were hazy, and he couldn’t recall anything else.
Those guests were a group of high school girls who would come to the cat café every Saturday to do their homework.
They didn’t like the docile breeds of cats in the shop, but they were very fond of Rong Mian, a small cat with a bit of a temper. They would often laugh and take pictures of him with their phones, saying that the color of his tail was like a printer running out of ink halfway, transitioning from black to a unique white at the tip.
Rong Mian had a strong impression of them because they all had the same furry round ball phone charm attached to their phone cases, and he liked to play with it using his paws.
Due to Rong Mian being busy with filming recently, these girls hadn’t seen their beloved beautiful black cat for two weeks, and they were a bit worried.
Uncle Yun could still use his illness as an excuse to fool around at first, but as time went on, it became harder to pass. He could only make a phone call and ask Rong Mian to come back and receive guests during the weekend.
Rong Mian is tired, but he doesn’t want to keep others worrying about him all the time.
Moreover, the scent on these girls is not unpleasant, and their previous actions of hugging him were gentle. It can be seen that they genuinely like small animals. So, in the end, Rong Mian agreed to it.
This morning, I was filming with Shen Yan and Shi Cheng. Shi Cheng also knew that his acting skills were not good and apologized to everyone on set in advance.
He might have been scared silly by the previous incident. After going back, he put in a lot of effort. Apart from his expressions still being a bit stiff, he at least memorized the lines very well.
When Zhong Yi is not around, Shi Cheng visibly relaxes a lot. After chatting for a few words, he happily opens up. In reality, he is just a carefree big boy.
Although Rong Mian’s acting skills are not at the level of being a mentor like Zhong Yi, he still gave Shi Cheng some practical advice. Shi Cheng listened attentively, and the two of them even exchanged WeChat contacts.
“It’s not like I intentionally acted like that.”
Shi Cheng rubs his hands bitterly. “The main problem is that my brain doesn’t work well. I forget the lines I’ve memorized, and as soon as we start filming, my blood coagulates and my scalp goes numb. It’s just…”
Rong Mian asks, “Then why do you still want to act?”
This kind of low emotional intelligence statement really leaves no room for Shi Cheng. Shi Cheng’s face twisted slightly, and Shen Yan couldn’t help but burst out laughing beside him.
“I just wanted to give it a try.”
Shi Cheng didn’t take it to heart either, just lowered his head and sighed, “I just… can’t accept it.”
His words were vague, and Rong Mian stared at his face for a while, about to say something when Shen Yan’s assistant walked over.
The item handed to Shen Yan was still a classic tote bag from a certain brand, but it was a different color from the last one. Rong Mian imitated Zhong Yi’s serious tone when introducing it to himself and said to Shi Cheng, “This is Yan Yan’s big gift package.”
Shi Cheng also looked over curiously.
Shen Yan rummaged in the bag for a while, but this time what she took out was not food, but a square little box.
“Let’s play Dou Dizhu1, kids.”
Shen Yan said, “I think they’ll need another twenty minutes to set up. I’m so bored.”
Shi Cheng agreed, but Rong Mian stiffened.
Shen Yan and Shi Cheng chatted familiarly about this game called Dou Dizhu, and from their conversation, Rong Mian faintly heard that it seemed to be a game that requires three people to play.
Although the cat café also provides board games or chess for people to enjoy, Rong Mian has never understood the rules of any card games.
Because he prefers to find customers who play Gomoku2, so he can secretly flick their pieces to the ground.
Rong Mian was hesitating about how to tell them that he doesn’t know how to play while not appearing strange when he heard a voice behind him saying, “Playing cards, can I join?”
Rong Mian’s eyes lit up.
Somehow, from the moment he started hearing Zhong Yi’s casual voice, Rong Mian suddenly had a strange and peaceful feeling.
However, just as Rong Mian raised his head, wanting Zhong Yi to take his place, the person next to him, Shi Cheng, immediately stood up and stuttered, “Uh, I-I-I need to go to the restroom. Brother Zhong, you sit here. You can start with the three of them…”
Shi Cheng directly ran away, one could say he fled in a panic.
Zhong Yi felt bewildered.
But in the end, Zhong Yi sat on Shi Cheng’s stool and slightly turned his head, glancing at Rong Mian.
Whether it was Rong Mian’s illusion or not, at the moment their eyes met, Zhong Yi seemed to pause for a moment, and there was a hint of complexity in his eyes.
But it was just a brief moment, and he turned his head.
Rong Mian was stunned for a moment and chose to tell the truth, “I don’t know how to play.”
Shen Yan was indeed shocked.
“During Chinese New Year, didn’t you play with relatives at home?”
Shen Yan asked hesitantly, “You haven’t played Happy Landlord on your phone? In this day and age, there are still people who haven’t spent millions of Joy Beans when they were young?”3
Rong Mian lowered his eyes and explained vaguely, “I’m always busy with work, so I don’t have time to play on my phone. I don’t enjoy playing on my phone, and besides, my family…”
“It’s normal not to know how to play,” Zhong Yi suddenly spoke slowly, “My mom plays Mahjong every Chinese New Year, but I still don’t know how to play.”
That statement seemed to make sense, Shen Yan thought for a moment and didn’t ask any further.
Fight the Landlord (Dou Dizhu) is a climbing game primarily for three players, but also playable by four. In each hand one player, the “landlord”, plays alone and the others form a team. The landlord’s aim is to be the first to play out all his cards in valid combinations, and the team wins if any one of them manages to play all their cards before the landlord. The game is said to have originated in Hubei province but is now popular all over China, and is also extensively played on line.
Gomoku, also called Five in a Row, is an abstract strategy board game. It is traditionally played with Go pieces (black and white stones) on a 15×15 Go board, while in the past a 19×19 board was standard.
They are talking about online games.