[慈悲的滋味] – 第25集 / Taste of Compassion


Episode 25 Don’t do it, Mom Grandma, don’t beat up Daddy Grandma, don’t beat up Daddy Stop it How dare you A-de I pay for your tuition Can you be my son, okay? Your teacher also agrees If you become my son, you don’t have to do chores You can focus on studying If you want to go to college or study in Japan, I’ll support you, okay? or study in Japan, I’ll support you, okay? How dare you Mom Try to say it again Enough Enough, Mom How dare you Don’t do it Uncle, thanks for your good gesture But I can’t care about myself I’m the eldest son of the family I must take care of my family I will find a way to go to school I will find a way to go to school A-de, you must think carefully If you miss the chance, no one else will help you I don’t regret it Grandma said if I have the will, I won’t be poor forever A-de You remember what I told you I am so delighted A-de Mr. Wang A-de is filial Don’t force him anymore Ma’am, Ji-chang Excuse us as we are leaving A-de, you have moral integrity I believe you’ll succeed in the future I wish you all the best Thank you, Uncle A-man, I’m home Why are you so happy? It’s Ji-chang’s eldest son He’s filial and mature, and he cares about his home He’s wonderful Did you mean Wen-de who is as old as A-xue? Did you mean Wen-de who is as old as A-xue? Yes Why did you notice him? Are you thinking about… It’s destined, sooner or later And I also emphasize trust And I also emphasize trust Yes, I know you emphasize trust, but A-xue is still young Isn’t it too early to talk about it? Indeed I want to tell you something A-xue has finished elementary school My sister wants to get her a job in a textile factory What do you think? It’s good, so she can learn social etiquette It’s good for her Chen Wen-de Chen Wen-de We’re taking the exams in Taichung Look. My mom prepared a large boxed lunch for me Look. My mom prepared a large boxed lunch for me You guys must do your best You must get in Sure You guys must do your best You must get in A-de Although you can’t study, you can’t look down farmers like us either you can’t look down farmers like us either The rice from the field feeds all kinds of people The rice from the field feeds all kinds of people There’s a saying: “Plowing is better than doing useless things” If you work diligently, you’ll succeed one day If you work diligently, you’ll succeed one day I have a good news for you The government promotes land reforms and farmers can own land It means we can buy this land as our own It means we can buy this land as our own Really? But we don’t have money We don’t need money We pay with our crops every year for ten years We only need to suffer few years and our lives will improve Really? I must work hard If the land can become ours, I’ll have the chance to study I can’t go to junior high, but I won’t give it up I’m willing to wait, no matter how long it take I’m willing to wait, no matter how long it take Careful Okay Okay. Here A-de, here is your pay Okay Here. Take it Thank you In order to study, I can’t burden my family I must strive alone to make money for my tuition The teacher is urging us to pay A-lang’s and A-cheng’s tuitions Ask the teacher to postpone it for some days Ask the teacher to postpone it for some days We will pay next week Mom Here’s the money I’ve saved You pay for their tuitions with it Although my first bamboo bank is used to pay for my brothers’ tuitions, I don’t regret it, because I know if I work hard, because I know if I work hard, I can still save money for my education The typhoon ruined our crops this time The typhoon ruined our crops this time The loan will due soon What should we do? Buying scrap metals Scrap metal buyer, wait Wait Let me measure them A-de Grandma has asthma again Let’s take her to the doctor I split my bamboo banks one by one, I split my bamboo banks one by one, but I never save enough for my tuition fee Because of my persistence, the heaven finally responded to my plea When I was 18 years old, I finally had the chance to study A-de Take the book home to read it Boss The book looks brand-new You can still sell it I can just read it here Wait It’s torn inside, so you can take it home Boss, thank you Chen Wen-de Jun-long I haven’t seen you for a long time Yes, it’s six years since graduation Yes, it’s six years since graduation The time flies fast What do you do now? I’m a carpenter at daytime and go to night school in the evening Night school? Don’t you know about it? The night school is for people like us who work at daytime Is it expensive? No, it’s not You can work at daytime, and the fee is cheap A-de, you’re leaving without supper? Mom, I must catch train I’m getting late Grandma, I’m going to school A-de, wait What is it? Take the sweet potatoes with you Okay Studying… I wonder what is good about it He’s like hiding from the air raid He loves studying He works with his dad every day, and studies late into the night I’m worried if his body can take it I think A-de is aware of his health Mom, don’t worry I shouldn’t let him study Leave some food so he can eat when he returns I know Go away Miss, are you okay? You made me fall; how can I be okay? These are my clothes Don’t touch them I am really sorry I am in a hurry. I’m sorry A-de Why isn’t he home? It’s so late Has something happened to him? Heavenly Lord, please protect my A-de to come home safely A-de Grandma Why are you injured? Why… A-yue, hurry. A-de is injured Grandma Why are you injured? Grandma, don’t worry I fell down accidentally What was the railway company doing? Why couldn’t their train leave late, so you didn’t need to walk home from Taichung? The road is dark and so far away What if you have had an accident? Luckily you only have scratches Grandma, you worry too much I will be careful next time But you’re hurt when you were careful Let’s not talk about it You always rush to school and hardly eat your supper Your clothes are dry when you leave and wet when you return What if you have an accident? From tomorrow, don’t go to school Mom You know A-de loves studying Let him do it since he has the chance He’s young; what’s wrong to let him take some beatings? He likes to work hard now, so he will have a better future Yes, Grandma. Let me assure you I will be very careful next time Mom, A-de has make the promise Please believe in him Fine. Up to you Mom, go to bed early Relax She’s upset that you’re injured Clean up your stuff and go to sleep Mom Drink the medicine, and you’ll feel better Drink the medicine, and you’ll feel better Mom, take some rest A-de loves studying, but what if he becomes a nerd? Mom, it’s not serious Who knows? He’s not young anymore You should get him a wife A wife? Get him a wife to help out at home, so he doesn’t need to work hard His wife will oversee him, and he will settle down Yes Will A-de agree to it? If you ask him, he won’t agree We’ll tell him after we’ve arranged everything We’ll tell him after we’ve arranged everything He won’t object to it Besides, we have the candidate already Aunty, A-yue We are old neighbors Come to my home anytime I will A-man, do you remember when we were hiding from the air raid, both of you were pregnant both of you were pregnant You guessed who would give birth to a boy or a girl Indeed The kids had tasted hard time before they were born Yes But time flies My A-xue and your A-de have grown up My A-xue and your A-de have grown up Do you remember that you two couples Do you remember that you two couples betrothed the kids before they were born? How can I forget it? We ran for the air raid together Me and A-yue shivered in the shelter Me and A-yue shivered in the shelter We were worried if the kids would be okay so we encouraged each other if the kids were born safe, they could be brothers if they were both boys They could get married if they were a boy and a girl Indeed Your A-xue isn’t young anymore, so we came today to propose the marriage If you agree, we’ll arrange the marriage your way Just follow the tradition Auntie Me and A-xue’s father always remember it Me and A-xue’s father always remember it But no matter what, it’s important to the kids We should set up a date for them first Certainly I’ll discuss it with my husband after he returns from his trip We’ll let you know, okay? Sure You’ll discuss with your husband and tell us about it We’re leaving now Okay Excuse us Grandma, Auntie Hello You are? I am A-xue You’re A-xue? You’ll have many kids with your big butt Mom You will embarrass A-xue We’re going home Come visit us anytime Come when you’re free Okay Mom, why does Grandma look strange? Here A-de, come here I have something to tell you A-de Grandma, what is it? You aren’t young, and you should get married Married? What? Chen Wen-de and I are betrothed? Yes While I was pregnant with you, your dad had agreed to it Now they are proposing the marriage Why didn’t you tell me? You forget about it Your dad told you not to owe him too many things, or you can’t pay him back Don’t cry Or I can lend it to you You shouldn’t owe him things, or you will never pay them back I don’t want it This is not a drama Betrothing us? Grandma Don’t make fun with me, okay? Me and the feisty woman are engaged? Feisty is good, because she helps you raise a family You are so honest, so no one will bully you He always bullied me when we were little Besides, I don’t know what he looks like Besides, I don’t know what he looks like No way. I am not marrying him A-xue I haven’t finished my studies How can I get married? Stupid Studying and marriage are two different things After you are married, you can keep on studying After you are married, you can keep on studying Grandma Let me tell you If we follow tradition, it is settled if I agree But to respect you two, they said you two can have a date first Grandma I don’t want to get married so soon It’s settled Grandma Say no more Oh no Grandma forces me to marry that feisty woman Grandma forces me to marry that feisty woman A-de, here I’m leaving you some books Boss I know you want to study medicine, so I happened to have some used medical books for you Boss, thank you Don’t mention it Your mom told you to attend a blind date Your mom told you to attend a blind date What will you do? I’ll put on a terrible makeup, and pretend to be an ugly woman, so they’ll be scared away You Sister, let’s not talk about it See. These things are cute Fine. I won’t talk about it Didn’t she ride the bike the other day? A-xue, someone is peeking at you Who? The man who is reading a book there Miss, are you okay? You made me fall down; how can I be okay? What a coincident It is you You made me fall down last time You still owe me an apology You still remember it? You forgot it? I am sorry What are you studying? It’s about medical anatomy But it’s in English Can you read it? I can understand the basic, but I don’t understand those proper nouns You are a college student, right? I am not I study at night school I study English by myself Strange Why do I feel I met him before? Why do I feel I met him before? Something wrong? Nothing My sister wants to know you What’s your name? I am Chen Wen-de You live in Wuri? You graduated from Wuri Elementary School? Yes Don’t cry Or I can lend it to you Take it I’m sorry Let’s go. Hurry Go What’s wrong with you? You know him? No… No Then I saw something so cute Then I saw something so cute I want to buy it Don’t. Don’t go back there Fine. Tell me the truth: Do you know him? He… He’s Chen Wen-de who is betrothed with me What a coincident A-xue It seems your marriage is tied to him You can’t run away from him Stop the nonsense Didn’t you say he works in a farm? I saw him reading an English book I just knew it He tends the field at daytime, and studies at night school He is so diligent He likes to study since he was young He’s diligent Don’t you want the blind date with him? I don’t know A-xue, you aren’t young anymore Sooner or later, a girl will marry someone It’s important to marry a good husband But when I think that I will live in their home But when I think that I will live in their home and eat with them, I’m so scared And you and I can’t hang around together And you and I can’t hang around together anymore Stupid Even when you’re married, we still love each other Your children will be like mine, and my children will be like yours They will be as close as us Sir, what happened? The chain fell off, but I can’t fix it The chain fell off, but I can’t fix it I see Can I try it? Sure Take it You fixed it It works now Young man, thank you Sir, you don’t recognize me? I am Chen Wen-de A-de? You’ve grown so much Let’s walk together Let me grab the bike Okay Do you know whom I met last night? Who is making you so happy? Chen Wen-de For years, he still hasn’t changed his mind For years, he still hasn’t changed his mind He told me last night he’ll graduate from junior high school He’s progressing What a coincident I want to tell you something about him I want to tell you something about him What is it? It’s predestined by heaven Tell A-yue that let’s find a day so they can have a date Dad, Mom What are you talking about that you’re so happy? What are you talking about that you’re so happy? It’s about you Your dad is ready to marry you off Dad, look at you I’ve bought your favorite dessert Why do you have to marry a good daughter off? Why do you have to marry a good daughter off? I told you before that your marriage with Chen Wen-de is predestined If you keep choosing, you will end up with a nobody But maybe he doesn’t want me The Chen family has proposed to us, so you must have a date with him We’ll discuss if you aren’t satisfied Otherwise Fine, I will go I won’t lose anything A-xue Did she agree or not? Mom Do you feel better after taking the medicine? When A-de is married, I will become better When A-de is married, I will become better Mom The Yangs said A-xue has agreed to it Really? Wonderful Where is A-de? He went to buy the medicine Get him home quickly Okay Mom Mom, Dad, Grandma I have a good news for you I also have a good news for you The Yangs have agreed to the date Yes I don’t want to get married If you don’t, I’ll become mad If you don’t, I’ll become mad I can’t get married Why can’t you get married? I’ll go to Taichung First High School How can I get married if I study? You’re accepted to that school? Why weren’t we told about it? I didn’t know I would be accepted, so I didn’t tell you Can you let me study? You only care about studying, but do you care about me? I know I am old and useless, so you don’t listen to me anymore Grandma, it’s not so Grandma Go boil Grandma’s medicine Okay Don’t boil it A-de is not getting married, so why should I take medicine? I can’t live much longer, and I can’t see my grandson’s marriage I won’t take the medicine Grandma A-de, you are 21 years old and you should get married If you want to go to high school, we can use one more person to help at home But I haven’t completed my studies How can I get married? One way or the other, you refuse to listen to me One way or the other, you refuse to listen to me You waste my love to you My wish won’t come true either It’s useless Do whatever you like Grandma Come visit us often Okay A-de studies well He’ll go to Taichung First High He’s awesome Yes A-de likes to study since he was young I really admire him It’s our blessing Indeed A-xue is becoming more beautiful A-de, say “Hi” to her A-de, say “Hi” to her Miss Yang, hello Hello It’s you? She’s not good? No, I didn’t mean that No, I didn’t mean that You must take the tea from A-xue You must take the tea from A-xue Thank you You’re welcome The affinity is miraculous It’s her, but I’m studying It’s her, but I’m studying And there’s tons of work at home If she marries me, is it fair to her? If she marries me, is it fair to her? A-xue, I’m the eldest grandson in the family A-xue, I’m the eldest grandson in the family I have responsibilities I must keep studying and serve in the military After we’re married, besides the housework, you must work in the field for me It will be very tough I’ve never plowed the field before, but if you can do it, so can I but if you can do it, so can I Are you willing to marry me? If I weren’t willing, I wouldn’t marry you A-xue, look My dad and I plowed this field We just harvested the crops, and we’ll plow it later This is huge Can we finish it? So we must hurry I’ll teach you how to plow the field You just go straight, and the plow won’t go sideway Are you okay? I’m fine Now I know plowing is hard work Now I know plowing is hard work I’m sorry you must suffer with me A-xue, take a break A-xue, take a break I’ll plow the field No. I want to learn plowing I want to help you Plowing is tough work It’s a man’s job If you want to help me How about this? After we plant the seeds, we’ll remove the weeds Weeds? I saw how it was done before You kneel in the field and remove the weeds with hands Yes So my dad often says: “Weeding makes you into a beggar” “Harvesting makes you into a king” You first learn to be a beggar When the harvest is over, you will become a queen I don’t want to be a queen Why don’t you want to become a queen? Because the king has many wives, but not the beggar I like to be a beggar with you How do you know I don’t become a king? You You are mean Just like when you were little Hurry up with plowing Okay Here Hold it. Okay Here Okay We’ll do it slowly A-de What? Nothing Then we’ll continue A-de, don’t worry No matter how hard it is, I’ll always support you, so our land will produce the best rice I will become a doctor It’s studying Can’t you study in Taichung? Grandma You waste my love to you You’re leaving me to a far-away place

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