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Very exciting information.Thanks. Did his ex-fiancee just announced to her sick father that she is pregnant?
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Merela,
"men's pigtails (or queues)"
one "Pigtail" is the English word "queue" is the French word ;it doesn't have any animal connotation or pejoristic denotation it is more of a :long file thing.
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Merela,
"men's pigtails (or queues)"
one "Pigtail" is the English word "queue" is the French word ;it doesn't have any animal connotation or pejoristic denotation it is more of a :long file thing.
I call them pigtails, but I think the historically-correct technical term for it is "queues". I figure people will know pigtails, but not "queues", so I used both terms. I wasn't thinking about animal-related stuff. I use the word "pigtails" frequently because that's my daughter's favorite hairstyle. emoticon class blockquote Ginchz wrote:

Did his ex-fiancee just announced to her sick father that she is pregnant?
No, Qiao's ex-fiancee was returning home from a convalescent place after a long illness (brought on by Qiao's marriage). Enroute, she saw Qiao and his new wife and their obvious affection for each other. She was shocked and realized that she lost in the battle for Qiao because she did not have money. Meanwhile, her maid was telling her that the Ho Family still wanted her to marry their only son. So when she got home, she first asked her father how rich is the Ho family and how much richer are they to the Lu's (Qiao's father-in-law). Her father's reply is at least twice as rich. So right there and then, Qiao's ex-fiancee decided to marry Ho's son, even though her mother and maid protested. The fact is that the Ho son is very ill and smokes lots of opium. The public opinion is that he's likely to die soon. Qiao's ex also asked her father whether it's true that the Ho son will die soon. Her father poo-poo'ed it claiming it's a vicious rumor. Of course her father wants her to marry into the Ho family because he needed their investment to open up a smoke den. Her father was very eager to have her married to the Ho son.

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I was hoping KSCI/LA18 wouldn't do any editing on this show, but they did. I noticed Qiao Ze-Yong's wife is wearing both jade bracelets. When she got married, she had one and Qiao had the other (his ex-fiancee returned it to him) and when she asked Qiao where it was, Qiao said he doesn't know, it's somewhere. But in yesterday's episode, while Qiao's wife waited patiently in her room for her husband to come back to her room, she was wearing both bracelets. When did Qiao Ze-Yong gave her back the other one?!

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Merela, the ex fiancee did not even offert tcha to the newlywed ....isn't this a big insult? where is the map leading us?
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Merela, the ex fiancee did not even offert tcha to the newlywed ....isn't this a big insult? where is the map leading us?
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What's tcha? You mean tea?

I don't know if it's a big insult because they are from the same generation level. Notice the ex-fiancee couldn't even bring herself to look at Mrs. Qiao. She kept looking at her needle work.

The map that Qiao Ze-Yong got from a beggar is the original commerce routes of China. The beggar's grandfather apparently travelled to all these roads and mapped out the different routes of major products--there is the silk road, the tea road, the medicine road, and the salt road. Qiao was impressed at what this man did and proclaimed that he was a true merchant/businessman. Qiao saw business opportunities, but was concerned that these routes are no longer used due to political unrest.

But Qiao decided on doing the tea road because no one has done it and he sees huge business opportunity there. Now the planning begin for him to go through the entire route and set up the tea distribution system from source to retail. But since there is unrest in the south, the risk is great. There will be opposition from his family members for sure.



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BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Qiao Ze-Yong's family lives in ShanXi province:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanxi#Geography

and he had to trek south to go to Wu-Yi Shan (Fujian province) to talk to tea merchants.

Wu-Yi Shan (Wu-Yi Mountain) map:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/911

Wu-Yi Shan is in Fu Jian province, southeast corner of China.




第 21 集 Episode 21

喬致庸按照孫茂才的計策,以情理說服了劉黑七一起南下。出發前喬致庸和車夫鐵信石一番對話,鐵信石欲言又止似有隱衷。在全家囑託下,不知道陸玉菡懷有身孕的喬致庸踏上南下之路。
Qiao took the advise of Sun Mao-Tsai and persuaded local hoodlum Liu Hei-Chi to follow them south. Before they left, Qiao had a heart-to-heart talk with his chauffeur Tieh Shin-Shi and it seemed Tieh had something to say, but he didn't say it. With his whole family's concern and support, Qiao left his hometown to go south without knowing his wife is now pregnant.

第 22 集 Episode 22

南下途中,劉黑七等人趁喬家眾人不備,駕船投靠了太平軍。喬致庸一行平安到達武夷山,順利談成生意。在回鄉路上,喬致庸心念劉黑七,上岸休息之時,陷入官軍包圍之中。
On his way to southern states, Liu left Qiao and surrendered to the revolutionary army. Consequently, Qiao was able to reach Wu-yi Mountain (source of tea trees) without incidence. The business went smoothly and he was able to ship all the tea he can get his hands on and brought them back with him. The tea merchant promised to help him ship the tea all the way down the river to another city. While Qiao worried about Liu's re-appearance, he decided to go ashore to rest up. Unfortunately, he was then surrounded by soldiers headed by a local magistrate.

第 23 集

官軍是被崔鳴十買通的,知府準備私吞貨船後殺人滅口。
After Qiao successfully transported shipments of tea down the Yang-zi River, he was intercepted by a local magistrate. The Magistrate was bought off by Da Shen Tsang's manager Tsuei Ming-Shi so he is planning to kill Qiao and his people so the Magistrate can takeover the tea shipment. But one of Qiao's men, Tieh Shin-Shi, managed to escape.


崔鳴十在祁縣傳出喬致庸即將被斬的消息,一時間祁縣各家上下各懷鬼胎、人心惶惶。喬家二奶奶陸玉菡早產。 Da Shen-Tsang's manager Tsuei let out information that Qiao would be executed soon. Consequently, the whole Qiao family and all Qiao's associates began to worry and started to think for themselves. Qiao's wife went into early labor.

第 24 集 Episode 24

喬致庸在千鈞一髮之際平安歸來,陸玉菡也生下了兒子。祁縣城內各商家都來驗貨道喜。江雪瑛下嫁何家不久隨即守寡。喬致庸聽說後到當年一起去過的財神廟,巧遇江雪瑛。
Qiao and his men were almost at the verge of being beheaded when the revolutionary army, led by Liu Hei-Chi (the warlord who abandoned Qiao before he got to the tea mountain), rescued Qiao and his men. Qiao was able to get back home safely, but the rumor of him getting beheaded was spread by Da Sheng-Shing's manager Tsuei Ming-Shi (he was the one who paid the local magistrate to kill Qiao). His wife was so distraught by the new that she went into labor early. His wife delivered twin boys at 7 months. Qiao got home just in time to see his newborn sons. The whole Chi County came by to look at the tea shipments that Qiao brought back with him and to congratulate him. Qiao's ex-fiancee Jiang Shuei-Ying ended up marrying the Ho family, but soon after became a widow. When Qiao heard the news, he went to the temple where he and Jiang betrothed to each other and met up with Jiang coincidentally.

第 25 集 Episode 25

孫茂才半路追回要和江雪瑛一起遠走高飛的喬致庸。喬致庸出發北上送茶到蒙古。江雪瑛經歷財神廟的事,性情大變接管了何家家事。喬致庸一行率領駝隊進入沙漠。
Qiao's friend and confidant Sun chased after Qiao when he and Jiang were in the process of eloping and put a stop to the elopment. Qiao continued to push his tea shipments up north to Mongolia. Jiang, after being rejected by Qiao again, went through a personality change and took over as the head of the Ho household. Qiao and his men continued on camels and entered the desert.

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第 26 集 Episode 26

喬致庸一行歷盡千辛到達此行販茶的目的地,並和俄羅斯商人簽訂了長期貿易的協定。臨行前,喬致庸考慮到大量貨銀攜帶不便,將其全部換成了銀票。
Qiao Ze-Yong finally reached his destination of transporting the tea from south to north, near Russia. He made a deal with a Russian merchant to be his exclusive tea supplier. As he was returning to Chi County, local merchant suggest that Qiao uses the service of a "bank" by depositing all the money he made into the bank and in exchange for a "note" which can be redeemed at one of the "bank's" head office in Shan Xi province.

第 27 集 Episode 27

江雪瑛隱瞞實情假裝懷孕欲遷居京城開展何家生意。喬致庸為子侄和喬家眾人請來教書先生,在兌換銀票的過程中,銀票的方便快捷使喬致庸對票號產生了濃厚的興趣。
Jiang Shuei Ying (Qiao's ex-fiancee) pretended to be pregnant as suggested by her father-in-law in order to protect her position in the Ho Household. Soon the elder Ho passed away as well and Jiang inherited all the Ho money. She lamented why she now has all this money, but way too late for it to be good use to her. She decided to close down all the sources of Ho business income, which was the opium dens. She told the household manager that she is going away to look for business opportunities. While she was gone, she discovered that Beijing is where the power and money is so she will re-start Ho's business in Beijing. She'll start a pawn shop in Beijing, but she will also be a tea merchant, just like Qiao. She intends to be a tough competition for Qiao.

Qiao decided to hire a real teacher for his nephews (and fired his "4th" brother as their teacher).

Qiao also developed an interest in operating a "bank" while trying to redeem his bank note from the northern outpost.

第 28 集 Episode 28

喬致庸不顧孫茂才的勸阻執意要進入票號業。年關將近,喬致庸會見夥計、分發紅利、宴請掌櫃並說明第二年兼營票號的計畫。新年來到,喬家和祁縣各家張燈結綵歡度新年。Qiao insisted on starting a "bank" despite Sun Mao-tsai's objections. Soon it was near the end of the year and Qiao met up with all his branch managers and distributed all the bonuses. He feasted his people and explained to everyone his business objectives for the following year. The New Year has arrived and the Qiao family, as well as other Chi County families are busy celebrating the new year.

第 29 集 Episode 29

邱、水、元三家商定不和喬致庸合作開票號。喬致庸一意孤行,孫茂才提出要離開祁縣暫別喬致庸。陸大可主動提出以和喬致庸合股販絲綢的方式幫助他建立票號。The Chiu family, the Suei family, and the Yuan family decided to not cooperate with Qiao to start a "bank", but Qiao wanted to go ahead with it anyway. Sun suggested that he wants to leave the Chi County for a while and said goodbye to Qiao. Qiao's father-in-law, Lu Da-Ker, came out in support of Qiao in his quest to open up a banking network. Lu wanted to use his silk business network to help Qiao establish a banking network.

第 30 集 Episode 30

陸玉菡當掉翡翠玉白菜支持喬致庸,喬家第一家票號終於在北京開張,卻面臨老票號廣盛源的重重阻撓。Qiao's wife pawned her precious Jade Cabbage in support of Qiao. Qiao's first bank finally opened in Beijing, but it faced various obstructions and problems created by the older bank, Guan Shen-Yuen.

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第 31 集 Episode 31 (12/22 Episode, Friday)


喬家票號和老票號廣盛源的競爭愈演愈烈,喬致庸一度陷入為難境地。千鈞一髮之際,陸大可及時趕到北京巧妙地化解平息了這場爭鬥。Qiao's new bank and the old bank Guan Shen-Yuen competed fiercely. Guan Shen-Yuen would send over large nuggets one at a time to exchange for usable smaller nuggets. Qiao knew the old-timer would do such a thing, so he would allow for each redemption. But Qiao didn't expect the old-timer to have extra melon-sized silver balls and Qiao didn't have the cash for such a redemption, so he had to bring the 20 large nuggets back to Guan Shen-Yuen bank for redemption. This would mean defeat on Qiao's part. But Qiao's father-in-law got someone to borrow 2 million dollars from Guan Shen-Yuen for some business, so Guan Shen-Yuen only had enough money to redeem Qiao's 20 large silver nuggets that he got from Guan in the first place. When Qiao's father-in-law pulled out a Guan note, Guan Shen-Yuen did not have enough cash to redeem it. Guan is now in a bad place. But Lu (Qiao's father-in-law) told Guan's manager to let the bygones be bygones and forgive Qiao for his silliness. Thus resolving the un-resolvable conflict between Qiao's new bank and the old-timer's bank.


第 32 集 Episode 32

廣盛源大掌櫃成青崖與致庸互相諒解,兩家更結成了相與。喬致庸南下,在江南掛牌開張了新的票號。崔鳴十上次沒有害死喬致庸心有不甘,借為達盛昌採辦貨品的機會,到臨江茶山找到孫茂才。The old bank, Guan Shen-Yuen's manager finally understood where Qiao was coming from and the two banks became business partners. Qiao travelled south and opened up a new bank down south. The manager of Da Shen-Tsang, Tsuei Min-Shi was not able to get over the fact that he wasn't able to kill off Qiao, so he used the opportunity of scouting for new products and found Sun Mao-Tsai.

第 33 集 Episode 33

喬致庸、孫茂才等人在廣州會合,再次討論開辦票號一事,意見不同二人不歡而散。廣東官吏測試喬致庸的票號是否能夠匯兌銀兩,長栓千里奔波,完成任務回到廣州。Qiao and Sun met up in Canton and they started to discuss the business of opening up a bank. Their opinions differed and they left each other after a big fight. The government officials of Canton decided to test out whether they can use Qiao's bank note to redeem cash. Qiao's man servant Tsang-shuan travelled long distances to accomplish what he was told to do and returned to Canton.

第 34 集 Episode 34

孫茂才擅自做主在票號裏加入官府的股銀,喬致庸得知後非常失望並和孫茂才產生了矛盾。致庸回到北京後,傳言太平軍即將打入京城,京城內亂做一團。
Sun Mao Tsai decided to allow the government officials to invest in Qiao's banking business without talking to Qiao first. When Qiao found out about it, he was so disappointed and created a chasm between himself and Sun. After Qiao returned to Beijing, the rumor has it that the revolutionary army will reach the capital soon and Beijing instantly was in turmoil.


第 35 集 Episode 35

江雪瑛已經成為大富,多年來不計虧空暗中和喬致庸在生意場上較量。太平軍最終沒有殺入北京,還擒獲了加入太平軍的劉黑七斬首示眾。喬致庸念及舊情,深夜偷出屍首埋葬,不料被翠兒看到。江雪瑛得知後告發朝廷,喬致庸獲罪入獄。
At this time, Jian Shuei-Ying (Qiao's ex-fiancee) had become a very wealthy woman. Every chance she got, she would try to compete with Qiao business-wise no matter how much it would cost her. In did end, the revolutionaries did not invade the capital and in fact, the government army captured Liu Hei-Chi (the warlord that Qiao hired to go down south to re-establish the tea route) and beheaded him in public. Qiao remembered how Liu saved him when he was almost beheaded himself and decided to take care of his body (to give him a proper burial) in the middle of the night. But his action was seen by Jiang Shuei-Ying's maid and she in turn told Jiang. Jiang then informed the royal court. Consequently, Qiao was sent to jail.

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so many THANKS,Merela and Joyous Holiday!
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i haven't been able to watch for the past few weeks....are we already on episode 35?

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