Alice in Wonder City Episode 6 Recap

So I waited an entire episode for 30 seconds worth of singing from Lara huh? That was definitely worth the hour long wait. (:

Alice is looking through her mother’s things with the hope to discover some of her well hidden secrets. All she could find is a photo book with some picturesque nature pictures before her mother returns home resting her search.

Yu Shu comes to tell her sister to report to Manager Tang Jin Cang when she returns to work tomorrow. She also tells her that she and Manager Tang will be out to Beijing and Shanghai on business trip for 10 days. Die Fei basically warns her sister to not be the third party in Manager Tang’s marriage. Their father then becomes concern and starts firing question to Yu Shu about her business trip, however, Yu Shu is able to talk her out of the questions without providing too much detail. 

Manager Tang has successfully made his money transfer which he is enthusiastic about. While he makes a phone call, Die Fei appears from behind as a ghost, though she doesn’t see the transfer.

He gives her a special mission – to go to Ting Yu’s house and show him the details of the contract while also checking up on him. He also gives her the key to Ting Yu’s house in case he there is no one home or he doesn’t want to go and open the door. She was reluctant to accept the mission but is persuaded into it.

“Hello? Anyone home?” I guess not. She welcomes herself in and discovers papers everywhere. She picks them up and sees the exquisite violin. She reaches out to touch it when the piano creates some music. Frightened, she takes a step back and then realises that it was Ting Yu’s handiwork.

She tries to calmly explain the reason why she is here when he replies with “Do you want to drink coffee?” She replies yes and then he orders to go and make it. They are drinking coffee when Ting Yu decides to shred his music composition. She asks him if he is crazy. He tells her that she is correct – he is crazy. He then tells her that he is not satisfied with his recent music compositions. He clearly knows what is what but he just can’t say it. She tells him that she doesn’t know how to play the violin so she doesn’t know what he is talking about. This earns Ting Yu a smirk. 😉

So he teaches her to play, with body to body actions. Ahahahaahahahahahaha! He tells her to experience the feeling and then teaches her to make her first music which is not very pleasant to the ears. But that doesn’t concern her, she is just amazed that she could make some sound. She gets sent out before she can create any more unpleasant music.

At the door, he recalls the kiss and how direct she was to say that she definitely had no feelings for him. She is about to leave but turns back and tells him that she is going to confess to Hai Jie. He tells her not to get her hopes up too high because she has no chance anyway. (Ohh, harsh man! I love how she actually told Ting Yu that she is going to confess. This shows that she does have feelings for him).

Die Fei is about to return back to the orchestra centre when she receives an all important to meet her at the lingerie shop. Her sister tells her that is a very good idea to buy some sexy lingerie. She can then pretend that she is drunk, twisted her ankle or that she feels uncomfortable/unwell and needs someone to wipe her back. Oh wow, Yu Shu really knows how to get a guy huh?

   

Hai Jie is wondering the city and sees a really adorable band busking. Coincidentally, Alice is there as well. He spots Alice and so he immediately chases after her. However, in his mad dash, he broke the band’s equipment and is made to compensate. Instead of compensating by money, he decides to join the band. Just as they are getting into the song, they have to make a mad dash because the police are on the hunt for them.

Wow, it turns out that adding a violinist into the band earned them a lot of money.

After a dubious day out shopping, Yu Shu gets photographed with Manager Tang. Uh-oh, this is not going to turn out good…

It’s dinner time at the Lan family. Yu Shu has yet to return home leaving Die Fei alone with her father. Die Fei is eager to eat dinner but father Lan is adamant that they wait for Yu Shu because she is working so diligently unlike her who has only worked for a year and wants to resign. She tells her father that he is being unfair to her and does not even know her situation. She then spills (whether it is accidentally or unintentionally I am unsure) that her sister is in a relationship with her boss. Yu Shu returns oblivious to the tense atmosphere.

Meanwhile Manager Tang wants to tell his wife something. She is aware of what it is so she pushes it away and postpones it to when he returns from his business trip.

Die Fei starts to type her confession letter to Hai Jie but clears every word…

The next morning Yu Shu has a talk with her father. Her father asks her questions relating to her love life asking her to bring her boyfriend home for dinner.

      

Alice rocks up to Ting Yu’s place unexpectedly asking more about her mother. She tells him that if she wants to know her mother, she can only ask other people and he is the first of these other people. He tells her considering that she wants to know so eagerly.

That night Lisa saved him from the gangsters and afterwards he would just sleep. When he woke up, he saw Lisa for the second time, very different from the brave Lisa that night and much more like a mother. Lisa asks him if he needs to call home. He tells her that there is no need; there is no one at home. That time, he warmth that he has never felt before.

What’s strange is that when he returned home, he felt disturbed. He had no way to relax himself so he could only continuously practice his violin skills. He was about to give up but he remembered his mother’s words and her waiting to see his performance.

He decides to make a very big decision in his life. He takes a break to relax himself and goes to find Lisa. He follows Lisa to visit some hospital patients. There he discovers a new meaning to playing violin; he discovers how happy and relaxing it could be. It turns out that Ting Yu has decided to skip the Pagenini performance. Lisa tells him that he should explain to his mother his views and decision to allow her to know that he has grown up.

He doesn’t have the courage to do this confession alone so Lisa is by his side. His mother returns home and immediately the first thing she does is accuses Lisa for having some kind of underlying motive for having the ability for making Ting Yu not participate in the world’s greatest violin competition. He tries to explain to his mother; he even pulls his mother’s hand which he has never done before. His mother tells him that he has changed and this makes her very sad. She then accuses Lisa of being in some relationship with her son and goes as far to sue her. (Oh man, JEALOUSLY like no other!) He even moved out because of this. (Wow, one arrogant mother).

      

Just before one of Ting Yu’s performance he gets a phone call and rushes home to that his mother has attempted suicide. Since then he has tried his best to work towards his mother’s expectations. But that is not enough to satisfy her; she committed suicide. She left him a letter of him playing the violin with a piano in the background and a caption “Baby, Happy Birthday”. He explains that for the time that he cried, Lisa hugged him.

He tells Alice that from that time on he has never shed a tear. “Losing your mother is just like the feeling of losing everything. In this world there is nothing more important to me.” Then Alice shed a tear and he wiped it for her! (I’m jelly!) He tells her that now she has a chance to find her mother she must cherish the chance to get close to her and understand her.

Die Fei is typing her confession letter to Hai Jie and prays to God asking for some guidance. Then Hai Jie calls asking for a favour – to open the orchestra place for his newly made friends/band mates to explore. Bad timing, she loses the chance to tell him.

Meanwhile, Alice sees a picture of Hai Jie in a magazine (with Ting Yu on the cover. LOL) while Hai Jie wonders the street prying every woman who resembles Alice.

At last, Die Fei sings! Ting Yu hears this amazing voice and is mesmerised by it.

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My Opinion:

Oh wow, I did not know that Lara’s voice to bring on such a huge drawing. It’s actually very beautiful and nice to hear. Though, I guess only certain songs suit her. I’m not very fond of the theme song. It doesn’t suit her so well. I think one of the subthemes during the first confession/delete every word suits her way better. Now I am much more curious as to what her voice will do to the entire drama. I liked her voice but I didn’t really like how it was brought along into the drama. There wasn’t any driving force. It’s like the screenwriters just wanted to bring her voice in the drama in some way. I wanted to see her growth for music, not working in the music industry, but being the music. I wanted to see her love for it but frankly, I didn’t get to witness any.

I also do not feel the love that she has for Hai Jie. It’s just not there.

Why hello Aaron! I missed you there! Now that’s screentime! Oh wow, his presence really changes the entire aspect of the drama. Maybe it’s because I haven’t seen him for some time but his action has improved heaps, especially his emotions. He is still that cold guy but with every word he exerts, you can feel his emotions. I think his background just adds to the impact of this. Mentioning of his background, wow, his mother is jealous and controlling!

I am still so-so with Lara’s acting but I am definitely warming up to her now that she is singing.

Oh Alice, I am still very curious to what she is hiding. I am pretty sure that she still loves Hai Jie but not as much as Hai Jie loves her. Why, why did she leave him?

I am not very fond of Die Fei but I am shipping Die Fei and Ting Yu that Alice and Ting Yu. If the preview is an indication of anything… Ting Yu, be in your right mind and realise that Alice is not for you! I am still curious as to when Alice and Hai Jie will meet. Coincidences are a matter of fate. There can only be so much coincidences.

14 thoughts on “Alice in Wonder City Episode 6 Recap

  • June 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm
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    I liked hearing Lara’s singing! It did feel sorta tacked on to the episode though..I think it would’ve been better if they had introduced her singing talent earlier.

    I totally agree that Hai Jie loves Alice more than she loves him. It seems Alice already knows Hai Jie is around, but she’s purposely not seeing him. So I think it’s up to Hai Jie to make it happen. I don’t want them to coincidentally bump into each other because, like you were sorta saying, they shouldn’t rely on coincidences too much. I always laugh whenever Hai Jie runs after a random girl that looks like Alice.

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    • June 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm
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      Hmmm… yeah, I wished that they did introduce her singing earlier. They could have at least incorporated the scene with some feeling. They kind of just decided to put the scene there to serve a purpose and not to create emotion of feelings. I wanted her to have some kind of love towards music as she discovers her singing talent.

      Yeahhh, I really wonder what her background story is. Why did she leave him? Ahahahha, I guess it would be very awkward if they bumped into each other coincidentally. He would be like ‘Alice! I missed you so much! It doesn’t matter that you left me as long as you are by my side now.’ while she would be looking a way to walk away.

      Yeahh, Hai Jie is so love-immersed.

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      • June 27, 2012 at 7:20 am
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        I KNOW, if they ever do meet coincidentally, there’s no doubt Hai Jie will glomp onto her and never let go. But since Alice knows Hai Jie works with Ting Yu, maybe she’ll be more careful in the future not to run into him.

        I thought maybe the song was supposed to connect to her unrequited love but I’m not really sure. Maybe if the song lyrics were on par with her mood, then this scene would’ve been better.

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        • June 27, 2012 at 9:56 pm
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          If they meet coincidentally, *face palm*.

          I don’t know, I don’t thin that Alice knows that Hai Jie works with Ting Yu… Oh, it reminds me, brothership over. 🙁

          They song lyrics sort of made sense but overall, the song didn’t line with the scene. Oh well, hopefully it will improve.

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          • June 29, 2012 at 7:14 am
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            Nooo I love the bromance!!!!!!! Yeah I don’t think Hai Jie will be all buddy buddy with Ting Yu anymore once he finds out Alice sorta has a relationship with him.

          • June 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm
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            I am going to miss the bromance so badddddddd! Oh Alice, she has guys all over her. Ahahahaha, SJ, TY and HJ.

  • June 29, 2012 at 7:31 pm
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    Ahh thanks for your recap. 🙂 I haven’t watched this episode yet because school has started for me and I’ve been terribly busy. But anyway, I read the book! 🙂 I now know the whole story and wherever that has aired up till now is already more than half the book. Big surprise for me! The show’s supposed to be 15 episodes, no? Even if they have the setting of scene and visual stuff and all, it’s kinda… you get what I mean.

    I think Lara sang because she loved music. Though I tend to forget about that because she hasn’t shown much of her love for music ever since the very beginning. It’s like, I guess she just stepped into the spotlight and wanted to feel how is it like to perform. You know, like the previous episode when Ting Yu asked her if she understood what it was like to be up on the stage watched by so many people. But I agree that it is kinda forced.

    I’m actually starting to like the relationship between Ting Yu’s manager and Yu Shu. 🙂 I feel for them, even though their relationship is illegitimate. And poor Ting Yu, I can’t imagine not being able to sleep. He breaks my heart. What makes it worse is that Aaron said that there was a period of time he was like that. 🙁 Sigh.

    I can only say the show is becoming really fast-paced now, if it follows the book, which is probably does. There’s some sort of disappointment for me because I think they spent so much longer getting all the setting and character laid out. But I guess the actual show might be different…

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the later episodes because there’s something bothering me about the whole show. 🙁 Anyway, if you need any spoilers, you can ask me. 😛

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    • June 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm
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      Ohhh, really? Hopefully you will be able to find the time to watch it. (: But it doesn’t matter as much for you since you know the storyline. So that’s all good. Ahahaa, I didn’t even know there was a good! Ahhh, so this is a book adaptation.

      Half way? Wow, it sure feels slow-paced. I just want things to fasten up.

      Hmmm, yeahh, I wanted Die Fei to fall in love with music. I don’t want to see her just take up music. You get me? It’s too forced for me.

      Yeppps, I really enjoy Yu Shu’s relationship with the manager. I mean, she stands up for herself and puts herself as an equal position to him unlike Die Fei who puts herself below others. Though, she does grow to realise that she can be equal to Hai Jie.

      This drama better fasten up or else I am going to lose my faith in it.

      Ahhahahaha, thanks. I can’t wait to hear yours either. && thanks, much appreciated. (:

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      • June 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm
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        The book is written according to the show, so the show isn’t adapted. I think the show will be much better, I mean, after all it is meant to be a show, so it’ll be not right for the book to be nicer.

        I’m looking forward to see the relationships develop in the show! I don’t really feel the emotions from the words when I read the book, so I hope watching the show will bring the intensity I want to feel.

        At least Lara is singing. 🙂 I think the idea is that she is already is love with music, that’s why she signed up for the job. But then after the beginning her love for music isn’t mentioned any more.

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        • July 1, 2012 at 11:51 am
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          Ohhh, ahahahahas. So it’s the book that is adapted.

          I guess in the show you get to actually see and feel the emotions yourself.

          Yeahhh, I guess so. (: I would have still rather have her feel like she loves music not just be put on the spot and be like, yeah, I’m going to do some singing!

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    • July 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm
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      A book? . . . wow, by any chance, did you read the book in English? If so, can you please tell me where I can purchase it, I tried looking for it online but I can’t find. For some reason, I think it is written in Chinese since it is no where to be found online. Thanks!

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      • July 2, 2012 at 10:38 am
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        Yeah it’s a Chinese book. 🙂

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      • July 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm
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        Thanks . . . you are so lucky that you can read in Chinese!

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