Just my take – maybe it might help? This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. I am now ready for a new show – (I did watch When I See You Again over the long weekend, I admit, but as a Taiwanese piece of fluff I don’t think it actually counts). <3. But there is only one Tang Jing.”. Yup! The point was for her to learn that she could be strong and happy on her own. . Well, the friendship between Zi Jun and Tang Jing is one for the books. Show’s got a pretty sizable cast, and I have to say that I found every character well-acted, from the key characters, down to the less significant supporting characters. There is so much tension between them; the close proximity, the urgency in their voices, the restrained, low registers of his voice, even as his hands grasp her shoulders, while their faces almost touch. He was just a man who’d made the wrong decision on who to marry. I'm so happy you're bumping this up your watch list – I'd love to know how you like it when you do get to it! Here are a couple of scenes that really stood out to me, during this stretch of our story. I even had a soft spot for the sister and heavens above for Bai Guang. Omg yes Yuan Quan is queen LOL. But good on you for still giving it a try I wouldn’t have been so patient, Oh sorry, yes, I was referring to Ode To Joy! I don’t want to give that impression. Zi Jun choosing the harder road, in order to learn, is admirable. It’s so restrained, and yet never had I cried so much. She also puts a lot of effort into encouraging Zi Jun, and she basically hauls Zi Jun – mostly against her will – towards better and more positive steps. All 42 episodes of the first season are on YouTube. The cookie is set to identify new vs returning users. lol For me, if I decide to watch it, I will somehow twist that open ending to, they will meet again by Asian drama law because they have both wound up working in the same area at the Fishing wharf! Best chemistry ever between Lee Joon and Jung So Min!Lee yu ri carried the first half and the JH MY couple carried the second half. My dad didn’t like it LOL but mostly cuz he’s not used to those types of endings (he’s become a fan of the show thanks to me lolol) I, however, am not hating the ending but to say I love it would be inaccurate since it’s so bittersweet. But, I loved it, and I agree that it is just so elegant and interesting! He ensures that Zi Jun is tough but perfectly reasonable, even in the face of the other woman, and I liked that a lot. In a recent Distractify interview, Bling Empire star Kelly Mi Li mentioned her ex-husband was a man who “committed one of the biggest cyber scams in American history,” and she elaborated on that dramatic chapter of her life in the first episode of the … Best part is, she only knew about it coz she saw my instagram post for the review. The problem I now have is that after watching such a grown up portrayal of life, the other Cdramas I am watching at the moment pail in comparison. This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. Yuan Quan is magnificent as Tang Jing. Often I felt just as relieved and weight-lifted-off after a good cry as the characters did. In fact, I thought this had very good characterisation and excellent performances, even in the beginning. I do understand about mood, it can make or break a watch indeed. Great analysis! [Mainland Chinese Drama 2017] The First Half of My Life 我的前半生 EVENT: Day 8 clue - Soompi Winterland - Let's be jolly! And YES, Jin Dong is an excellent romantic lead!! This cookie is used to stores information about how the user uses the website such as what pages have been loaded and any other advertisement before visiting the website. We also see that He Han now works at a (the?) , I feel ya on not being good with html – I’m a total noob at it myself! The cookie stores an ID that is used to display ads on the users' browser. But, i will always be team TangJing/ZiJun. Literally I think I teared up and cried several times, at least 4 or 5 separate times every 10 episodes or something. “The First Half of My Life” is a 2017 Chinese drama series directed by Shen Yan. Fans of the modern drama, “The First Half of My Life” can rejoice because a sequel to the hugely successful drama has been confirmed! Guess what, you guys? I responded that there was Stranger (Secret Forest) and that I was now watching the Japanese version of the Good Doctor (not quite on par with the original yet, but much better than the US version). The scene where the three very inebriated amigos (He Han, Jun Sheng and Bai Guang) talk about their (mis)fortunes in life was brilliant. Just like Zi Jun had a bad time when her husband asked her for a divorce, which she totally didn’t see coming, Tang Jing also had a bad time when she realized that Zi Jun had developed feelings for He Han and vice versa. The show has been flying pretty much under the radar until it was announced to premiere on the 4th of July literally days ago. If only I had Jin Dong when I had to go through it. The story, which reflects the lives of many women today but also shows that everything is possible with perseverance, was directed by Shen Yan and written by Qin Wen. Gathering a cast full of veteran and renowned actors including Chen Daoming, Mei Ting, Ma Yili and Yuan Quan, the drama mainly tells the … Maybe. Essentially, this is the story of 37-year-old Zi Jun (Ma Yi Li), who’s enjoyed a cushy existence all her married life, with her days mainly filled with shopping and taking care of her 7-year-old son Ping Er (Wei Zhi Hao). It was hard to watch Zi Jun girding herself as she ran with Ping Er in her arms, in the heavy rain. <3, My dad got into A Love So Beautiful too which was so unexpected and had no persuasion on my part. Only able to find some short clips of the part two. Grab some tissues for this one! SUCH a good friend; so fiercely loyal, and so generous and giving of her time and herself, even though she was living such a busy life. but I understand the character growth was the focus, and that real life relationships can become open ended when time flies by and we make major changes…i have a few myself! I mean, it does take a little while, since He Han does come across as a bit of a jerk in episode 1, but it really wasn’t long before I found He Han to be very interesting, as a character. I think especially those who prefer youth, young adult stories, or the more common romances between twentysomethings would find it harder to get into this one. What a thoughtful and insightful review! . Once again, online opinions vary. If it happens again, do go ahead to post again, if you are able, because I’d much rather just fish out one comment and delete the other, than risk having your comment disappear into a virtual black hole created by buggy internet, and not be posted at all. I like Jin Dong a lot; which not only includes endless fangirling but after getting to know him through talkshows and interviews I came to admire and respect him for the person, and actor he is. Then she asked if I had watched Hwarang. And there were some moments when he legit made me swoon – QUITE the turnaround, eh? So much so that I’ve already pinged my sister about it, even though I haven’t started watching it myself. But I was glad to see that his conscience wouldn’t let him rest easy. Perhaps the thing that lingers the most with me, about Tang Jing, is how elegantly beautiful she is, even when she is in pain. “Everything that you said earlier were totally quite the opposite of the truth. , Pingback: Thoughts: The First Half Of My Life (我的前半年) – escapismworld, HAHA I’ve only just finished the series and omg my heart is in knots from that ending!! This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website. Also, I feel like by omitting romance from the ending, the focus became more clearly, Zi Jun’s personal growth. Meanwhile, Han Seo-woo works as a classical music recording engineer. Probs not as good as The First Half of My Life but it’s still pretty good. Maybe I need to stop reading spoilers on the endings so I take more chances…..or it could mean I just end up really upset after 40 hours. I totally totally totally agree with every one of your comments on this. E17. These cookies do not store any personal information. Double posting is good insurance, I think! And that possibility will hang in the air as we expectantly await The Second Half of My Life. Open endings make me die a little inside, especially if it’s after 42 or more episodes, heh, even if it’s 2 eps. They are really well made – I really enjoyed the Good Doctor”. It’s clear that Show is just trying to find a way to have Zi Jun in the same orbit as Ling Ling, Jun Sheng and He Han, and Show does work to make it somewhat plausible, with Ms. Wu’s (Vivian Wu) recommendation, and Zi Jun’s consistent hard work and proven ability to adapt. This is what people tried to console me with the ending of LOST. What I’m trying to say is, even if this one doesn’t hook you early, hang in there. How fun, that your mum’s gotten into watching kdramas! So much love and devotion, both ways. Although this could be called a melodrama, I don’t like calling it that, because a lot of people associate melodrama with heightened, more theatrical drama worlds, and this.. isn’t that. It didn’t sound like my usual cup of tea, but after I got home, I downloaded it anyway, thinking my mom would be interested. Now I SO WANT TO WATCH THAT, especially with Yuan Quan reprising her role. Synopsis: Luo Zijun is a housewife-turned-divorcee who is forced to restart her life. , Glad you resonate with my perception of the ending! [END SPOILER]. All Rights Reserved. If I watch it and like it I will end up doing the same thing. Here, I’d like to give the spotlight to our 3 main actors and their characters. , Heh. A naive and spoiled housewife who strives to achieve independence after a divorce. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users' browser supports cookies. , Yeah, but I’m slowing on the progress. And I felt that the show treated Tang Jing’s reaction with sensitivity and respect. And, it’s true that over time, Ping Er will come to realize that he belongs to no one but himself. E15. Those are SO not shows that I would associate with MY dad! These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. The First Half of My Life 2017 (Chinese TV Drama) 我的前半生 Episodes: 42 Aired: Jul 4, 2017 to ? | The Fangirl Verdict, Dear kfangurl: What makes a kdrama addictively re-watchable? This melodramatic tale of materialism, individualism, love, and female friendship drew record ratings over the summer, all while eliciting heaps of praise and outrage. , This was a slow burn for me at first as well. Jin Dong definitely helped lol. :/. This is one of those times when I feel like maybe not a lot of you guys would be immediately drawn to this show, but I feel it’s so good that I want to tell you all about it anyway. I hope that it can be clear to you that the person between me and Tang Jing that doesn’t want to get married is Tang Jing, not me. With this show, I feel like the journey itself is so beautiful that it’d be a pity to miss it. This is where I post links to new posts, but that's not all! I plan to check out Season 2, but I must say I’m a little disappointed that Ma Yili will not be reprising her role as Zi Jun. So I did go through a spell of going for days between episodes. Dramas. I’m less drawn to Long Time No See, but I’ll keep it on my list for later Thanks for pointing me to these shows, Sean! I so loved her voiceovers, they were always so thoughtful, reflective, quiet and eloquent. I loved the ending as well, it just felt so thoughtful and sensitive. , I never did finish Disguiser coz it's a tough watch, with all the war and torture, but for Jin Dong, I might have to go back to it . I’m at episode 38 and i don’t want to continue yet.. i just don’t want it to end yet and you’re right, everything about the show is elegant. Pingback: Dear kfangurl: What are some dramas that would make my day better? Hello, I have done a search and not able to find the the first half part two. There were several times during my watch that I literally swooned, because of him (more about that, in a bit). Because, as long as she is around him, he is unable to let go of her, even when they say that they are only friends. Case in point: The First Half Of My Life! I guess it really varies among viewers. I hope that helps! , Me too, I don’t even know html for simple text so I think I’m more noob I’m really glad you’re onboard now kekeke – he’s indeed really awesome <3, Yes, you’re so right.. this one’s not a romantic drama, and more of a story about personal growth. And yet, at the same time, it’s just so forbidden and wrong, with Tang Jing still continuing to blissfully believe that the two most important people in her life are never going to betray her. But… but… when do I have the time?! Her life is so different from mine and she has such completely different values from me that I don’t sympathise with her in any way. You’ve explained it all eloquently. The show wasn’t supposed to be a hit, yet it set Chinese social media on fire. The only thing we mustn’t do is to confess our own wishes. I heard about this all of 2017, but I thought, this is definitely not my cup of tea so I refused to watch it even though everyone was raving, it won so many nominations, I love Jin Dong, and I’ve thought Ma Yi Li was a goddess since her Return of Princess Pearl III days. Yes I'm quite bad when it comes to html, but pretty sure you are better than me kfangurl Same here! Click here to read more about me than you might ever need to know ^^. [END SPOILER]. [END SPOILER], 3. 1. Hope you likey! That’s why, you and all those meddlesome gossips out there got it all wrong. You will see a few NIF faces in this too. oh no~… ='(… anyway do share here which online website you be watching from when season 2 is out. BUUUUUUUT. Even Ling Ling was portrayed with a measure of empathy, which I appreciated. That’s powerful, uplifting stuff. A comical character with an insatiable desire for money. TFHML is so well written, filmed and acted. I can tell this drama might be appealed to married women, housewives and those who like slice of life genre. This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. Ma Yili responded domineeringly: “The First Half of My Life” aired in 2017 and it stars Ma Yi Li as Luo Zi Jun, who lives a comfortable life as a full-time housewife, but is oblivious to the cracks in her marriage. So elegant, and so beautiful, even in its bittersweetness. I simply couldn’t look away. ❤️. But that’s where the trust issue comes in. And when she feels enough has been said, she ends the conversation, her voice wavering, but her dignity strong. Thanks for enjoying this review! Despite little work experience, Luo finds herself in a fruitful career largely attained with help from men. Drama is a genre itself after all right? And let me just say, the chemistry between these two, is strong. But, I'm thinking I might need to get back to it, now that I've got newly appreciative eyes for the Jin Dong awesome. Everyone will definitely say…  Of course it should be Tang Jing. I loved Zi Jun, He Han, Tang Jing. Men buy young pretty things and then at some point replace them with other young pretty things. But I'm willing to at least check it out, to see how it lands. Yes, fingers crossed that Mr. Unfortunately, it doesn't show all the countries currently existing in my stats, coz it starts from zero. More importantly, I felt like the main character’s obsession with money and “young women” – while extremely annoying (really really annoying) – showed a deep insecurity on her part about relationships. Since he’s the one who is guiding and advising her, he becomes invested. I loved him in Surgeons. Her pain feels so acute, yet she contains it so elegantly. But I enjoyed your views and the synopsis to the end. [Mainland Chinese Drama 2017] The First Half of My Life 我的前半生 When it comes to Jun Sheng – well, I appreciated he worked hard and perhaps had some talent, but despite the changes he went through, he still lacked a spine in the end (but that final hug with Ling Ling was very special). Also, generally speaking, the music leans restrained and elegant – which also lends a touch of sophistication to our drama world. Now, a lot of other dramas feel rather flat in comparison. Some viewers applauded its realistic portrayal of contemporary urban life in China, while others condemned the producers’ ambivalent moral attitude toward marriage and friendship. The scene when He Han waited by Zi Jun’s door, to ask her to stay, is so intense and so full of restrained emotion. It just adds to the watch experience, and makes me feel properly immersed and invested. I fully agree with you about Zi Jun, He Han, Tang Jing, Jun Sheng, and even Ling Ling! Aw, I’m so pleased this review managed to persuade you to give this one a chance, sera! It is Tang Jing who goes out of her way to help Zi Jun. The First Half of My Life. Though I am still tempted as I love a slow burn, just I like a strong resolution. When you hear a premise of a show about a middle-aged woman’s husband leaving her, you assume he’s going to be a douche. I love that the background music that we are treated to, has been clearly carefully chosen and meticulously applied. Are there any other Kdramas you can recommend? Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website. I felt the same way. It is used integrate the sharing features of this social media. I believe that He Han becomes interested in helping Zi Jun more, because he sees potential in her, and is curious to see how far she can go, given the right guidance. If they ever get together, that is left up to the viewer, but for me, although I appreciated how things developed between the two and the emotion of it all, I wasn’t a real fan of them coming together. I was shying away from this drama because I was afriad that the writer will mistreat the stronger and ambitious second female lead. I am a new fan. Episode 11 was from few days back. But, so worth it all the same! Ahh!! Oh wow! It’s cordial and sincere, but it also puts distance between them, in a way that implies finality, like there is now, officially and definitely, no way back for him and Tang Jing, to return to their romantic relationship. It sounded so good until I got to the ending. In the beginning of our story, Zi Jun finds herself without a husband, without work experience or skills, without a job – and without much of a will to do anything about it. I have a thing for the way a male lead looks at the female and he’s definitely got “the look”. lol. I do see she has to fight with all her might on this road. I liked the fact that He Han is a boss who holds people to high standards, and is fair, in keeping those standards. She was so worried about “young women” because she genuinely believed that marriage is a business transaction. and Long Time No See (Quite good so far re tackling life’s issues, but I wish the Chinese would cut back on the main male characters having to display their superhuman prowess all the time). Old Zhuo isn’t a major character in our drama world, but I really appreciated Old Zhuo’s style. As promised, I have managed to fit this into my busy viewing schedule and am about to start it. I’ve held off on finale episodes in the past, just to prolong the journey, even if just for a little bit. He’s observant, and knows things, but never judges. Performance cookies are key in allowing web site screens and content to load quickly on all types of devices. I thought you’d enjoy that. 2. So I personally felt very satisfied with where Show left us, even though it was bittersweet, because while it was bittersweet, Show also painted a picture of hope for the future. In the season finale, Luo decides to depart Shanghai to pursue her career, leaving the love triangle between Tang and He unresolved — thereby guaranteeing a sequel. Even when it felt like our characters’ worlds might be falling down on them, somehow this show managed to never feel overdone or dramatic. Thank you for yet another brilliant review. “[You should sacrifice yourself] for people around you”While Xue can at times seem like a caricature, she greatly resonates with Chinese viewers, who describe her as straightforward and praise her for her love and devotion to her family. It is obvious that the only obsession driving her is cash. E36. I agree, at that time, Zi Jun is still difficult to handle in some ways. And poor Tang Jing!! I think the ending really supported your point on how they treated the love triangle with respect. She even tries to convince her daughter’s best friend, Tang, to give up He, telling Tang that she is so capable that she can always find someone else. Plus I think it wasn’t getting subbed at first and I later didn’t keep track of it. With contemporary Chinese lives and relationships taking center stage, Shanghai-based The First Half of My Life 我的前半生 is the latest hit on the Chinese TV scene. <3 To Show's credit, I thought the story was concluded in a manner that felt respectful to all parties. [SPOILER] In this respect, the thing that stands out most in my mind, is how He Han doesn’t hold Jun Sheng’s messy personal life against him in the least, when he ends up being Jun Sheng’s boss. What a demonstration of growth, and emotional and mental strength. And, I understand her. This show could not be done with different actors, I’m convinced of that. I remember that once I hit about E9, I felt significantly more engaged by the show, and after some time, even wanted to watch back-to-back episodes, everyday I remember that part of the show, where He Han wishes he didn’t have to deal with Zi Jun, but helps her out of loyalty to Tang Jing. When she discovers that the affluent He Han admires her daughter, Xue goes to absurd lengths to bring them together. It was a great read, thank you kfangurl And I’ve missed you, hope you are doing well <3, Jas!! Hi there Poney, according to Google, it’s scheduled to start airing on 3 July 2019, I hope that helps . Who knows, there just might be a sequel to this? Oh, give me a 16 episode kdrama! Ling becomes envious with the attention that Luo gets. The woman that my heart admires is called Tang Jing. And when Zi Jun finally gets a job, Tang Jing takes time out of her work day to visit her on her first day at work, and basically supplies everything that Zi Jun needs. | The Fangirl Verdict, Pingback: Dear kfangurl: What makes a kdrama addictively re-watchable? Three of the main characters in First Half — Chen, Tang, and He — have successful business consulting careers and high-earning power. Lot of character growth and life lessons for all in this drama. We use cookies to personalise ads, provide social features and to analyse our site usage. A fangirl gets to change the object of her fangirling whenever she wants. Tang Jing is my most satisfying work of art. China and the global wine industry with Don St. Pierre Jr. Ep. Very quickly, though – as soon as episode 2, in fact – I began to feel less annoyed at Zi Jun. He sometimes offers a friendly word of advice, but never in a very specific manner, so that he doesn’t overstep his boundaries. I don’t identify with her at all. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. Me or Tang Jing? One of First Half’s main arcs is Luo’s growth from ignorant and dependent housewife to confident and self-reliant woman, but astute viewers aren’t buying the transformation. Watch the latest Mediacorp drama series first on meWATCH ahead of TV release. AHH!! I will imagine a dozen different scenarios of how they got a HEA. 79: Yatsen Group: Cosmetics ecommerce superstar and China’s L’Oreal for the digital age? I just wished Tang Jing had a better ending. I seriously love Tang Jing as a character, and I also seriously love Yuan Quan’s wonderful delivery of the character. Pingback: Must-watch C-dramas for 2018 – escapismworld. In his own words: “The education we have received since we were children tells us to restrain ourselves and be considerate of others. I hope they reconcile first before moving on with any other loveline. Seems like our drama tastes are very similar, coz I didn’t think I’d end up liking this one all that much despite the glowing praise my hairdresser heaped on it. | The Fangirl Verdict, Flash Review: Nemureru Mori no Jukujo [Sleeping Jukujo] [Japan] | The Fangirl Verdict, Dear kfangurl: Which dramas have strong, interesting female characters? [Part 2], Flash Review: The Rise Of Phoenixes [China]. In fact she is bewitching, slightly (well, more than a bit) naughty and just went about a lot of things the wrong way. Dear kfangurl: Can you talk about the shows that you didn't review? And, it is excruciating watching things unravel. I enjoyed her character from the beginning to the end. Ma Yi Li really killed it, in this scene. To me, this show felt quite real on the emotional front, even though suspension of disbelief was required on other things, like how quickly Zi Jun became successful in her career. In the beginning of our story, He Han comes across as pretty mercenary and therefore kind of unsavory, [SPOILER] like when he took over the meeting in episode 1, and basically discarded all the work that his girlfriend Tang Jing had put in prior [END SPOILER], but as with Zi Jun’s character, it isn’t long before we get to see He Han in a kinder light. Hopefully you’ll feel similarly , Firstly, when I agreed to watch this I didn’t realise it was 40 episodes. It’s pretty great to have insight into Zi Jun’s learning journey, like how she deals with Jun Sheng’s parents while thinking of what He Han would advise her to do in that situation. Ling Ling, on the other hand, couldn’t bear to burden me, so she exposed the whole truth about this matter.”. The situation gets farcical when you consider that she is now in the same company as Ling, who pried away her ex-husband. The drama follows 37-year-old Zi Jun, a devoted housewife who believes she has a happy and peaceful life. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. E31. If we wanted to have a child, then Tang Jing would have to give up even more time giving birth to the child, giving even more time and effort in bringing up the child being with the child until he’s grown up. WHAT IT’S ABOUT Essentially, this is the story of 37-year-old Zi Jun (Ma Yi Li), who’s enjoyed a cushy existence all her married life, with her days mainly filled with shopping and taking care of her 7-year-old son Ping Er (Wei Zhi Hao). It is all very quaint — and pushes the envelope of credulity. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed this show. I know what you mean about it being hard to watch at times, when Show touches on a nerve that's close to home. Maybe it’s time to point her towards your blog so she can make some very good informed decisions on what to watch next! You’re a little tired of all the dramas with stories featuring teens and twentysomethings, and want something meaty featuring more mature characters. I didn’t get very far though, before I got distracted. And even through all my hate for her, I could never say I didn’t understand her motivations. I think if they had given He Han and Zi Jun an onscreen chance to start a relationship together, that would’ve been too cruel to Tang Jing. I know she wants you to see that in whatever she does, it is effortless. Chinese Drama-The First Half of My Life (2017) Cast,Story,Synopsis Wiki Thirty-seven-year-old Zi Jun leads a peaceful life as a housewife, yet is unaware of the cracks in her marriage. Right when the time comes! I did tried to search online and was not able to find it. And it wasn’t long after that, that I found him to be suave, charming, and generally extremely appealing. Its 42-episode first season concluded in late July with record-breaking ratings, and it continues to go strong on various online streaming platforms. He cares, but always remains professional. I eventually learned to appreciate Jun Sheng, and while I never stopped disliking Ling Ling, I grew to pity her more than I hated her. At that moment, the understanding paints such a quiet developing relationship that you almost feel like LL and JS were forgivable (obviously not really, I still hated them to an extent for a good while, but in that moment, with Zi Jun’s calm thinking and thoughtful voiceovers, it was very easy to let go of that hate, and just ponder and fall into that quiet mood). I found myself pleasantly surprised at what a good boss He Han turns out to be, to Jun Sheng, and I also very much enjoyed the comradery and genuine friendship that grew between these two men. And yes, you are so right. She gives her hand cream out of her handbag, and then feeds Zi Jun lunch because coz Zi Jun’s hands are too slick from the hand cream, and she even swops shoes with Zi Jun, coz Zi Jun wore impractical high heels to work. , Bev, I should stop reading spoilers too. Will probably reread your posts and the spoilers to get the feels back lolol. This is something I personally struggle with a lot. . , YAY that you’re starting to like Zi Jun! I’d heard good things about this drama and started watching out of curiosity even though I didn’t think I’d be too interested. It’s thoughtful, elegant and thought-provoking. Click here to follow Cookie on her adventures! I think I just plain refused out of spite cuz I’ve been burned by so many “slice of life, thoughtful themes” dramas in the past (I could never get into them). Like you, I felt the ending is pretty perfect the way it is. . lol But I couldn’t stop reading this post, I just had to get to the end. “If I married Tang Jing, there would definitely be one person who gives more in the relationship, more time. It wasn’t necessarily about the work output, it was all about reassurances. 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