In this episode, we'll delve into the story of how a simple noodle mishap leads to unexpected romance and newfound hope in the bustling capital of Beijing.
En: In the grand and bustling capital city of Beijing, there is an ancient alley called Nanluoguxiang, where every small and ordinary yet extraordinary story is brewed in the fragrant air of old Beijing. Today, our two protagonists, Li Na and Zhang Wei, begin their story here.
En: Zhang Wei is delighting himself in a quaint and old-fashioned noodle house in Nanluoguxiang. He licks his lips and, using his chopsticks, tightly holds onto the slippery noodles, preparing to put them into his mouth. However, his skills have clearly not reached mastery yet. In an instant, a solid mouthful of noodles, topped with chili and sesame sauce, falls onto Li Na who was passing by the door.
Zh: 李娜抬眼看见张伟，额头上锤炼出疏疏落落的汗珠，准然是愧疚与尴尬的表情。她低着头看了看自己的衣服，然后迅速抬起头，阖起眼睛，深深地呼了口气。她微笑着挥了挥手，好似图揭其煞地说: "没事，不小心的。”这一刻，她的气质显现出两种可能的特质：强者的气魄或者庸者的透明。
En: Li Na looks up and sees Zhang Wei. Beads of sweat are forming on her forehead, undoubtedly showing a guilty and embarrassed expression. She lowers her head to look at her clothes, then quickly raises it again, closes her eyes, and takes a deep breath. She smiles and waves her hand as if to dismiss the mishap, saying, "It's alright, it was an accident." At this moment, her demeanor reveals two possible qualities: the boldness of a strong person or the transparency of an ordinary person.
En: The unexpected "noodle incident" causes a subtle shift in their ordinary lives, intertwining their paths and giving them an extension. Zhang Wei has long had a good impression of Li Na, who is a professor at Peking University, and now he decides to boldly confess his feelings for her. After apologizing, he gathers his courage to invite Li Na to go to the cinema he likes in the evening.
En: Li Na looks at Zhang Wei with surprise and then nods with a smile. It's as if life has bestowed an unexpected gift upon them - the awkwardness of noodles, which allows their lives to find new joy and hope. In the lines of their lives, the noodle incident becomes an interesting interlude, adding a touch of flavor to their once mundane lives.
En: This story concludes with a short yet profound message: sometimes, a small accident may just be the most beautiful surprise that life gives us.