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【FULL】The Little Nyonya EP02 | 小娘惹 | iQIYI

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[The Little Nyonya]
[The Little Nyonya]
[Episode 2]
[Episode 2]
Xiu Feng, do you like Jin Cheng?
Xiu Feng, do you like Jin Cheng?
I...
I...
You don’t like him?
You don't like him?
-Aunt Gui Hua! -Then there’s no other way.
-Aunt Gui Hua! -Then there's no other way.
I like him.
I like him.
Aren’t you ashamed?
Aren't you ashamed?
That’s it,
That's it,
I’m going to see Mei Yu.
I'm going to see Mei Yu.
Now we need to seek the ancestors’ blessings.
Now we need to seek the ancestors' blessings.
Tian Lan.
Tian Lan.
The Chen family from Singapore will attend tonight’s Tok Panjang feast,
The Chen family from Singapore will attend tonight's Tok Panjang feast,
important businessmen will be here too.
important businessmen will be here too.
I’ve invited a Hainanese chef to cook for us,
I've invited a Hainanese chef to cook for us,
you and Ju Xiang must assist him.
you and Ju Xiang must assist him.
I understand.
I understand.
Sister.
Sister.
I have informed the ancestors,
I have informed the ancestors,
and they have given their approval.
and they have given their approval.
You are the head of the family,
You are the head of the family,
you can tell them.
you can tell them.
All right.
All right.
-Jin Cheng. -Father.
-Jin Cheng. -Father.
I have discussed with your aunt,
I have discussed with your aunt,
we think you and Xiu Feng are a match.
we think you and Xiu Feng are a match.
Our families will be closer now, it’s the most ideal arrangement.
Our families will be closer now, it's the most ideal arrangement.
Father, I would like to learn to be a businessman from you.
Father, I would like to learn to be a businessman from you.
Set up a family first before starting a career.
Set up a family first before starting a career.
But father, I...
But father, I...
Listen to your father, Jin Cheng.
Listen to your father, Jin Cheng.
Yes.
Yes.
Let me go first.
Let me go first.
Let me go first, then we can talk.
Let me go first, then we can talk.
Why didn’t you tell him?
Why didn't you tell him?
Why didn’t you tell him?
Why didn't you tell him?
What do you want me to say?
What do you want me to say?
They have already decided.
They have already decided.
You can tell them the girl you like is me, not my sister.
You can tell them the girl you like is me, not my sister.
You want to marry me.
You want to marry me.
My father has informed and sought the approval from the ancestors.
My father has informed and sought the approval from the ancestors.
If I tell him now,
If I tell him now,
he’ll beat me to death.
he'll beat me to death.
You are the only heir to the family,
You are the only heir to the family,
if you’re dead, the Huang family won’t have an heir.
if you're dead, the Huang family won't have an heir.
I don’t care, you can’t just leave me.
I don't care, you can't just leave me.
I don’t want to, but I have no other way.
I don't want to, but I have no other way.
-Let’s elope. -Elope?
-Let's elope. -Elope?
We’ll run away.
We'll run away.
No, we can’t.
No, we can't.
Why not?
Why not?
We can go to Singapore.
We can go to Singapore.
No, we’ll go further, to London.
No, we'll go further, to London.
We can speak English, we’ll survive.
We can speak English, we'll survive.
It’s too simple for you.
It's too simple for you.
That is British land,
That is British land,
there is no place for us.
there is no place for us.
I am the only son in Huang family, I’ll inherit father’s business.
I am the only son in Huang family, I'll inherit father's business.
Is inheriting your father’s business important, or I am more important?
Is inheriting your father's business important, or I am more important?
Calm down.
Calm down.
Let’s think, there must be a way.
Let's think, there must be a way.
Jin Cheng, this is the solution, let’s go.
Jin Cheng, this is the solution, let's go.
Someone is here.
Someone is here.
Ju Xiang, your brother is going to marry Xiu Feng.
Ju Xiang, your brother is going to marry Xiu Feng.
Xiu Juan?
Xiu Juan?
Xiu Juan is the younger sister,
Xiu Juan is the younger sister,
of course the elder sister will get married first.
of course the elder sister will get married first.
-Aunt Lan. -Xiu Juan.
-Aunt Lan. -Xiu Juan.
I want to go out to get things, I’m not familiar with this area,
I want to go out to get things, I'm not familiar with this area,
can I ask Ju Xiang to accompany me?
can I ask Ju Xiang to accompany me?
But she hardly goes out.
But she hardly goes out.
At least she’s more familiar than I am.
At least she's more familiar than I am.
Let’s go.
Let's go.
[Chinese herbal medicine]
[Chinese herbal medicine]
[Premium factory goods]
Sister Ju Xiang, [Premium factory goods]
[Premium factory goods] Sister Ju Xiang, [Premium factory goods]
[Premium factory goods]
[Premium factory goods]
do you know about Singapore?
do you know about Singapore?
Singapore is a bustling city,
Singapore is a bustling city,
the emporiums are huge, you can’t cover everything in a day.
the emporiums are huge, you can't cover everything in a day.
Do you understand what I am talking about?
Do you understand what I am talking about?
[Foreign trading]
[Foreign trading]
[Goods]
[Goods]
Sister Ju Xiang, a gift for you.
Sister Ju Xiang, a gift for you.
You don’t like it?
You don't like it?
Then, please accept it.
Then, please accept it.
Sister Ju Xiang, I need your help.
Sister Ju Xiang, I need your help.
You have seen me and Jin Cheng on that night.
You have seen me and Jin Cheng on that night.
We were just playing with you, just to scare you.
We were just playing with you, just to scare you.
Sister Ju Xiang, I want you to tell your father about me and Jin Cheng.
Sister Ju Xiang, I want you to tell your father about me and Jin Cheng.
To tell you the truth,
To tell you the truth,
Jin Cheng not only kissed me,
Jin Cheng not only kissed me,
he touched my body too.
he touched my body too.
No matter what, you must help me.
No matter what, you must help me.
My happiness is in your hands now.
My happiness is in your hands now.
I shall get going now.
I shall get going now.
[Goods]
[Goods]
Ju Xiang.
Ju Xiang.
Where did Young Lady Xiu Juan bring you?
Where did Young Lady Xiu Juan bring you?
Did she do anything to you?
Did she do anything to you?
That’s good. The Hainanese chef is here.
That's good. The Hainanese chef is here.
You must learn all his skills from him.
You must learn all his skills from him.
Did you make this spicy pickled vegetables?
Did you make this spicy pickled vegetables?
This is very good.
This is very good.
Ju Xiang usually spends her time in the kitchen,
Ju Xiang usually spends her time in the kitchen,
you can ask her to do anything.
you can ask her to do anything.
All right.
All right.
Amongst tonight’s guests, there’s an elderly with poor digestion,
Amongst tonight's guests, there's an elderly with poor digestion,
shark fin is hard to digest.
shark fin is hard to digest.
I’ll replace it with tofu soup.
I'll replace it with tofu soup.
Can you slice the tofu as thin as shark fin?
Can you slice the tofu as thin as shark fin?
Tofu is slippery, it’s easily crushed when you exert force.
Tofu is slippery, it's easily crushed when you exert force.
How to slice it as thin as shark fin?
How to slice it as thin as shark fin?
Can you do it?
Can you do it?
All right, you shall give it a try.
All right, you shall give it a try.
Sister-in-law.
Sister-in-law.
I brought Xiu Feng here to learn from the chef.
I brought Xiu Feng here to learn from the chef.
She’s going to marry soon, yet she doesn’t know anything.
She's going to marry soon, yet she doesn't know anything.
That’s not true.
That's not true.
It’s only cooking, there’s nothing much to learn.
It's only cooking, there's nothing much to learn.
Be careful of what you say in front of the chef.
Be careful of what you say in front of the chef.
Learn well.
Learn well.
This kitchen is yours in the future.
This kitchen is yours in the future.
Don’t let others look down on their future daughter-in-law.
Don't let others look down on their future daughter-in-law.
Go over there.
Go over there.
What are we cooking today?
What are we cooking today?
Chicken, duck, fish.
Chicken, duck, fish.
Nothing interesting?
Nothing interesting?
It’s not easy if you can cook chicken, duck and fish well.
It's not easy if you can cook chicken, duck and fish well.
Do you know how to kill a fish?
Do you know how to kill a fish?
Kill fish?
Kill fish?
Who doesn’t know how?
Who doesn't know how?
Great, help me kill that fish.
Great, help me kill that fish.
Young Lady Ju Xiang, you can slice it thinner than a strand of hair.
Young Lady Ju Xiang, you can slice it thinner than a strand of hair.
You can be a chef too.
You can be a chef too.
Yes, she still has a lot to learn from the chef.
Yes, she still has a lot to learn from the chef.
How is it?
How is it?
She has completed.
She has completed.
You have finished slicing? Let’s have a look.
You have finished slicing? Let's have a look.
You have done well.
You have done well.
Young Lady Ju Xiang, the chef is praising you.
Young Lady Ju Xiang, the chef is praising you.
The fish is not killed yet?
The fish is not killed yet?
It’s painful!
It's painful!
-Don’t touch, don’t touch me. -Let me take a look.
-Don't touch, don't touch me. -Let me take a look.
It’s painful.
It's painful.
What happened?
What happened?
Are you killing a fish or killing people?
Are you killing a fish or killing people?
What actually happened?
What actually happened?
I was trying to kill the fish, but she snatched it from me.
I was trying to kill the fish, but she snatched it from me.
Look, she cut my finger.
Look, she cut my finger.
Sister.
Sister.
You are upset because I slapped your daughter?
You are upset because I slapped your daughter?
Take a good look at yourselves,
Take a good look at yourselves,
check your status and your position.
check your status and your position.
The mother stole a man, the daughter snatched a fish.
The mother stole a man, the daughter snatched a fish.
Both of you are disgusting.
Both of you are disgusting.
Please don’t say that about my daughter.
Please don't say that about my daughter.
Did I say the wrong thing?
Did I say the wrong thing?
She thinks she can be successful by robbing others of their properties?
She thinks she can be successful by robbing others of their properties?
Where did the crow come from?
Where did the crow come from?
Go help out in the kitchen. Tao!
Go help out in the kitchen. Tao!
-Let’s go, Young Lady Ju Xiang. -Tao.
-Let's go, Young Lady Ju Xiang. -Tao.
What did you call her?
What did you call her?
Young Lady Ju Xiang.
Young Lady Ju Xiang.
Young lady?
Young lady?
Let me tell you,
Let me tell you,
there are only three young ladies in this house.
there are only three young ladies in this house.
She’s not fit to be called a young lady.
She's not fit to be called a young lady.
I forbid you to call her young lady again.
I forbid you to call her young lady again.
Yes, Towkay Neo.
Yes, Towkay Neo.
You only know how to cook few dishes,
You only know how to cook few dishes,
you think you are a chef?
you think you are a chef?
You think you own the kitchen?
You think you own the kitchen?
Xiu Feng, let’s put some medication on your wound.
Xiu Feng, let's put some medication on your wound.
It’s a modern world now,
It's a modern world now,
women shouldn’t stay home to perform needle works,
women shouldn't stay home to perform needle works,
and cook for the whole family.
and cook for the whole family.
I can’t stand the thought of having to bear their children.
I can't stand the thought of having to bear their children.
I heard some women gave birth to more than ten children.
I heard some women gave birth to more than ten children.
What’s the difference from a sow?
What's the difference from a sow?
Xiu Juan, how can you say that?
Xiu Juan, how can you say that?
Sons are blessings.
Sons are blessings.
Women should bear children for their families.
Women should bear children for their families.
Mei Yu, I pity you.
Mei Yu, I pity you.
In Singapore, girls are going to school.
In Singapore, girls are going to school.
I didn’t expect it’s so conservative over here.
I didn't expect it's so conservative over here.
All of us have English names.
All of us have English names.
My sister is called Catherine, I am Jacqueline.
My sister is called Catherine, I am Jacqueline.
Stop sewing.
Stop sewing.
Let me give you an English name.
Let me give you an English name.
Your name is Susan.
Your name is Susan.
-No. -Susan, Susan.
-No. -Susan, Susan.
Susan, Susan.
Susan, Susan.
Mei Yu, go get the medical kit.
Mei Yu, go get the medical kit.
What happened to your hand, Xiu Feng?
What happened to your hand, Xiu Feng?
Ju Xiang cut my hand with a knife.
Ju Xiang cut my hand with a knife.
She dares to hurt you?
She dares to hurt you?
You are her future sister-in-law.
You are her future sister-in-law.
I didn’t know she’s such a person.
I didn't know she's such a person.
The sewing looks the same.
The sewing looks the same.
There’s no improvement at all.
There's no improvement at all.
Aunt Gui Hua, if you think Mei Yu’s bead embroidery is ugly,
Aunt Gui Hua, if you think Mei Yu's bead embroidery is ugly,
mine is even worse.
mine is even worse.
Xiu Juan, although your father sends you to English school,
Xiu Juan, although your father sends you to English school,
you are a girl and a Nyonya.
you are a girl and a Nyonya.
If you can’t do well in sewing, bead embroidery and embroidery,
If you can't do well in sewing, bead embroidery and embroidery,
people will look down on you in future.
people will look down on you in future.
Mei Yu, your father is having a Tok Panjang tonight,
Mei Yu, your father is having a Tok Panjang tonight,
there will be important guests, especially the Chen family.
there will be important guests, especially the Chen family.
It’s not only about business,
It's not only about business,
you should know your father’s purpose.
you should know your father's purpose.
You must dress up,
You must dress up,
be decent in your words and manners.
be decent in your words and manners.
Mei Yu, aunt and uncle are going to matchmake you.
Mei Yu, aunt and uncle are going to matchmake you.
Keep these things away.
Keep these things away.
Let’s prepare the pastries needed for Tok Panjang.
Let's prepare the pastries needed for Tok Panjang.
All right.
All right.
Aunt Gui Hua,
Aunt Gui Hua,
I heard that when a traditional Baba chooses a daughter-in-law,
I heard that when a traditional Baba chooses a daughter-in-law,
he will look at how good her pastries are?
he will look at how good her pastries are?
Of course.
Of course.
If a Nyonya can’t make good pastries,
If a Nyonya can't make good pastries,
she can’t be a good daughter-in-law.
she can't be a good daughter-in-law.
[Rui Xiang]
[Rui Xiang]
How do you do, Mr. Huang?
How do you do, Mr. Huang?
Mr. Kimura, welcome.
Mr. Kimura, welcome.
This is my son, Jin Cheng.
This is my son, Jin Cheng.
-My pleasure to meet you, Mr. Kimura. -How do you do?
-My pleasure to meet you, Mr. Kimura. -How do you do?
This is my friend whom I have mentioned earlier, Mr. Yosuke.
This is my friend whom I have mentioned earlier, Mr. Yosuke.
-How do you do? -How do you do, Mr. Yosuke?
-How do you do? -How do you do, Mr. Yosuke?
Thank you for inviting, Mr. Huang.
Thank you for inviting, Mr. Huang.
Mr. Yosuke was a photojournalist.
Mr. Yosuke was a photojournalist.
He now owns a photo studio in Singapore.
He now owns a photo studio in Singapore.
That’s great.
That's great.
Mr. Yosuke, I heard from Mr. Kimura you are interested in Baba culture?
Mr. Yosuke, I heard from Mr. Kimura you are interested in Baba culture?
Yes, being able to visit your house opened my eyes and benefited me a lot.
Yes, being able to visit your house opened my eyes and benefited me a lot.
I am humbled.
I am humbled.
Mr. Charlie Zhang has a luxurious and impressive mansion in Singapore.
Mr. Charlie Zhang has a luxurious and impressive mansion in Singapore.
Charlie.
Charlie.
Mr. Kimura.
Mr. Kimura.
-How are you? -I am glad to see you.
-How are you? -I am glad to see you.
This is my friend, Mr. Yosuke.
This is my friend, Mr. Yosuke.
We have met, we have yet to be properly introduced.
We have met, we have yet to be properly introduced.
-Glad to meet you. -Mr. Huang,
-Glad to meet you. -Mr. Huang,
can I take some photographs in your house?
can I take some photographs in your house?
Yes, you may.
Yes, you may.
Jin Cheng, show Mr. Yosuke around.
Jin Cheng, show Mr. Yosuke around.
Mr. Yosuke, this way please.
Mr. Yosuke, this way please.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Why do we need to wear Kebaya? It’s so troublesome.
Why do we need to wear Kebaya? It's so troublesome.
Mother said the matriarch of the Chen family is a conservative old Nyonya.
Mother said the matriarch of the Chen family is a conservative old Nyonya.
If we are in our dresses in front of her,
If we are in our dresses in front of her,
she won’t be happy.
she won't be happy.
Aunt Gui Hua is matchmaking Mei Yu.
Aunt Gui Hua is matchmaking Mei Yu.
We aren’t going to marry into Chen family,
We aren't going to marry into Chen family,
why must we be nice to Madam Chen?
why must we be nice to Madam Chen?
I know mother’s intention.
I know mother's intention.
If Madam Chen doesn’t like Mei Yu,
If Madam Chen doesn't like Mei Yu,
you’ll have your chance.
you'll have your chance.
No way, who wants to be that old Nyonya’s daughter-in-law?
No way, who wants to be that old Nyonya's daughter-in-law?
Other people want it badly.
Other people want it badly.
You disgust me.
You disgust me.
We are not display items on the shelf.
We are not display items on the shelf.
Women should not be chosen based on their looks.
Women should not be chosen based on their looks.
I will only marry a man that I love.
I will only marry a man that I love.
Ju Xiang, Madam Chen will be here to pay respect to your grandmother.
Ju Xiang, Madam Chen will be here to pay respect to your grandmother.
Madam Chen has always love you.
Madam Chen has always love you.
She hasn’t been here for the last four or five years.
She hasn't been here for the last four or five years.
Go freshen up after this, change to a new set of clothes.
Go freshen up after this, change to a new set of clothes.
The interior has a very strong Chinese influence.
The interior has a very strong Chinese influence.
There is European influence over here,
There is European influence over here,
and Malay culture.
and Malay culture.
Mr. Yosuke, you are very observant.
Mr. Yosuke, you are very observant.
I grew up in this house,
I grew up in this house,
I don’t feel anything special.
I don't feel anything special.
It’s him.
It's him.
He’s here, he’s here, he’s here.
He's here, he's here, he's here.
-What is it? -He’s here.
-What is it? -He's here.
-Who is here? -Handsome man.
-Who is here? -Handsome man.
The handsome man we saw a few days ago at the gate, he is here.
The handsome man we saw a few days ago at the gate, he is here.
What is he doing here?
What is he doing here?
Jin Cheng is with him, he must be here for the Tok Panjang.
Jin Cheng is with him, he must be here for the Tok Panjang.
Maybe he’s Mei Yu’s future husband?
Maybe he's Mei Yu's future husband?
Don’t simply assume.
Don't simply assume.
Let’s go and have a look.
Let's go and have a look.
-I am not going. -Let’s go.
-I am not going. -Let's go.
Don’t pretend you don’t want to take a look. Come quickly.
Don't pretend you don't want to take a look. Come quickly.
[Nyonya lived in a boudoir, cut-off from contact with the outside world.]
[Nyonya lived in a boudoir, cut-off from contact with the outside world.]
[When visitors came, especially male visitors,]
[When visitors came, especially male visitors,]
[she could only peep through the attic window or a small hole.]
[she could only peep through the attic window or a small hole.]
I can’t see anything.
I can't see anything.
Be bold if you want to meet him.
Be bold if you want to meet him.
Let’s go.
Let's go.
The Chinaware is passed down from my grandfather and father,
The Chinaware is passed down from my grandfather and father,
the furniture is decades old.
the furniture is decades old.
Mr. Yosuke, please feel free to look around.
Mr. Yosuke, please feel free to look around.
Did you see that?
Did you see that?
Mei Yu, your future husband likes the spittoon.
Mei Yu, your future husband likes the spittoon.
Stop it.
Stop it.
Future husband.
Future husband.
That smells good.
That smells good.
Your longan tea must be very nice.
Your longan tea must be very nice.
I want to take a sip.
I want to take a sip.
No, no!
No, no!
I really shouldn’t.
I really shouldn't.
I don’t care, I must drink it.
I don't care, I must drink it.
It’s nice.
It's nice.
This is the best longan tea I have ever tasted.
This is the best longan tea I have ever tasted.
I hope they don’t finish everything and leave some for me.
I hope they don't finish everything and leave some for me.
What is the matter?
What is the matter?
The chef said the dishes are turning cold, we should serve the food soon.
The chef said the dishes are turning cold, we should serve the food soon.
The Chen family is not here yet, we can’t start serving.
The Chen family is not here yet, we can't start serving.
Maybe they are not here because you are not important enough?
Maybe they are not here because you are not important enough?
What nonsense is this?
What nonsense is this?
I heard the Chen family is very rich.
I heard the Chen family is very rich.
They have built a huge beach villa on the east coast of Singapore.
They have built a huge beach villa on the east coast of Singapore.
It’s as magnificent as a palace.
It's as magnificent as a palace.
I also heard Madam Chen’s grandson, Chen Gong, is a successful man.
I also heard Madam Chen's grandson, Chen Gong, is a successful man.
Even the governor must see him personally.
Even the governor must see him personally.
No wonder their business is prospering.
No wonder their business is prospering.
We are nothing compare to them.
We are nothing compare to them.
Will they look down on us?
Will they look down on us?
We are well respected in this area too.
We are well respected in this area too.
Madam Chen and my mother, they treated each other as sisters.
Madam Chen and my mother, they treated each other as sisters.
You know they were close.
You know they were close.
When Chen Gong’s father was alive, we were close friends.
When Chen Gong's father was alive, we were close friends.
Chen Gong will give me due respect.
Chen Gong will give me due respect.
Towkay, Towkay Neo, the Chen family is here.
Towkay, Towkay Neo, the Chen family is here.
Is Madam Chen here?
Is Madam Chen here?
Yes.
Yes.
That’s great!
That's great!
Madam Chen is here.
Madam Chen is here.
There’s hope for Mei Yu’s marriage.
There's hope for Mei Yu's marriage.
Welcome, we are honoured to have you with us.
Welcome, we are honoured to have you with us.
I am sorry, Uncle Huang,
I am sorry, Uncle Huang,
we were delayed on our way here.
we were delayed on our way here.
It’s all right.
It's all right.
Madam Chen, greetings to you.
Madam Chen, greetings to you.
I am fine, thank you.
I am fine, thank you.
We were worried about you, and here you are.
We were worried about you, and here you are.
We missed you.
We missed you.
I missed all of you too.
I missed all of you too.
It’s a long journey from Singapore to Malacca,
It's a long journey from Singapore to Malacca,
I am old, I can’t travel far.
I am old, I can't travel far.
Look at you, you are still strong.
Look at you, you are still strong.
Yes, you look the same as few years ago.
Yes, you look the same as few years ago.
Then, I have become an old demon.
Then, I have become an old demon.
Madam Chen.
Madam Chen.
Chen Gong, Chen Sheng.
Chen Gong, Chen Sheng.
He is Jin Cheng?
He is Jin Cheng?
Yes.
Yes.
He has grown up, he looks wonderful.
He has grown up, he looks wonderful.
Sheng, you haven’t expressed your greetings.
Sheng, you haven't expressed your greetings.
Uncle Huang, Aunt Gui Hua.
Uncle Huang, Aunt Gui Hua.
Auntie.
Auntie.
Is this Sheng?
Is this Sheng?
I can’t recognise him.
I can't recognise him.
You are not the only one.
You are not the only one.
When he came back from England, I couldn’t recognise him too.
When he came back from England, I couldn't recognise him too.
He’s been away for three or four years, he came back as an adult.
He's been away for three or four years, he came back as an adult.
Come in and have a seat.
Come in and have a seat.
Come.
Come.
Let me pay my respect to your mother first.
Let me pay my respect to your mother first.
Thank you, Madam Chen.
Thank you, Madam Chen.
Please.
Please.
[Respectful Hall]
[Respectful Hall]
Sister, I was delayed on my way here.
Sister, I was delayed on my way here.
Time flies,
Time flies,
you’ve been away for ten years.
you've been away for ten years.
I am growing old.
I am growing old.
I dreamt about you lately.
I dreamt about you lately.
When I woke up and realized that you’re not there,
When I woke up and realized that you're not there,
I cried.
I cried.
My health is deteriorating.
My health is deteriorating.
It won’t be long before I can see you.
It won't be long before I can see you.
Grandmother.
Grandmother.
Why did you utter those words again?
Why did you utter those words again?
Grandmother.
Grandmother.
You have promised me not to say these sad things again.
You have promised me not to say these sad things again.
All right, I won’t recall the past.
All right, I won't recall the past.
Today, we have invited a band, so that everyone can have fun.
Today, we have invited a band, so that everyone can have fun.
When your mother was young, she could dance very well.
When your mother was young, she could dance very well.
I heard you can dance very well too, grandmother.
I heard you can dance very well too, grandmother.
I can accompany you tonight.
I can accompany you tonight.
I am old, I can’t dance anymore.
I am old, I can't dance anymore.
Madam Chen, I haven’t congratulated you.
Madam Chen, I haven't congratulated you.
Congratulations on your great grandson.
Congratulations on your great grandson.
Congratulations, Chen Gong.
Congratulations, Chen Gong.
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
What is his name?
What is his name?
We have signed a tin mining contract with the westerner,
We have signed a tin mining contract with the westerner,
hence, I have named him Chen Xi (“xi” means tin).
hence, I have named him Chen Xi ("xi" means tin).
Tin mining requires huge investment.
Tin mining requires huge investment.
You are truly young and successful.
You are truly young and successful.
There’s a Chinese proverb, “a wild goose never laid a tame egg.”
There's a Chinese proverb, "a wild goose never laid a tame egg."
Uncle Huang, you are too kind.
Uncle Huang, you are too kind.
It’s a pity your parents are not here,
It's a pity your parents are not here,
they would be pleased with your success.
they would be pleased with your success.
No one had expected the boat accident.
No one had expected the boat accident.
Please, let’s not talk about the unpleasant past.
Please, let's not talk about the unpleasant past.
Yes, grandmother.
Yes, grandmother.
Don’t think about it anymore.
Don't think about it anymore.
Don’t think about it anymore.
Don't think about it anymore.
Madam Chen, your grandsons are full of respect for you.
Madam Chen, your grandsons are full of respect for you.
-Please. -Welcome.
-Please. -Welcome.
These are all familiar faces.
These are all familiar faces.
-Welcome. -How do you do?
-Welcome. -How do you do?
The person who has no respect of his ancestors is here.
The person who has no respect of his ancestors is here.
I wouldn’t have come if I knew it earlier.
I wouldn't have come if I knew it earlier.
Madam Chen.
Madam Chen.
You must be talking about me.
You must be talking about me.
Those are rumours spread by people who are against me.
Those are rumours spread by people who are against me.
“There is no fire without smoke,”
"There is no fire without smoke,"
“there is probably a good reason for it.”
"there is probably a good reason for it."
You are right, Madam Chen.
You are right, Madam Chen.
There are no waves without wind, there is no fire without smoke.
There are no waves without wind, there is no fire without smoke.
However...
However...
Those who scold me only know one thing but the other.
Those who scold me only know one thing but the other.
Not that I, Charlie Zhang, disrespect my ancestors,
Not that I, Charlie Zhang, disrespect my ancestors,
but I remember them in my own way.
but I remember them in my own way.
Really?
Really?
I heard there are no ancestral tablets in your ancestral hall,
I heard there are no ancestral tablets in your ancestral hall,
not even the photographs of your ancestors.
not even the photographs of your ancestors.
Are there any ancestral tablets in a British family?
Are there any ancestral tablets in a British family?
Does that mean the British do not respect their ancestors?
Does that mean the British do not respect their ancestors?
Grandmother, we do not need to stand as low as him.
Grandmother, we do not need to stand as low as him.
We should respect the host.
We should respect the host.
Please, have a seat.
Please, have a seat.
Please, have a seat.
Please, have a seat.
[In the food culture of Baba Nyonya,]
[In the food culture of Baba Nyonya,]
[the most representative is the long table banquet,]
[the most representative is the long table banquet,]
[Tok Panjang.]
[Tok Panjang.]
[“Tok” means table in the Fujian dialect,]
["Tok" means table in the Fujian dialect,]
[“panjang” means long in Malay.]
["panjang" means long in Malay.]
[During festive season or special occasion in a big family,]
[During festive season or special occasion in a big family,]
[relatives and friends will be invited to the Tok Panjang.]
[relatives and friends will be invited to the Tok Panjang.]
[According to tradition, unmarried ladies are not allowed to attend.]
[According to tradition, unmarried ladies are not allowed to attend.]
Madam Chen, please have a cup of longan tea.
Madam Chen, please have a cup of longan tea.
Are you Tian Lan?
Are you Tian Lan?
Yes, Madam Chen.
Yes, Madam Chen.
You still remember me after all these years.
You still remember me after all these years.
Of course I remember you.
Of course I remember you.
When Madam Huang was alive, she brought you to my house several times.
When Madam Huang was alive, she brought you to my house several times.
Madam Huang always praised you,
Madam Huang always praised you,
said the food you cooked suited her well.
said the food you cooked suited her well.
Madam Huang was a good teacher.
Madam Huang was a good teacher.
Yes, Madam Huang’s cooking...
Yes, Madam Huang's cooking...
was the best amongst us,
was the best amongst us,
nobody could cook better than her.
nobody could cook better than her.
It’s a pity she died early.
It's a pity she died early.
If I could serve her for a few more years, that would be good.
If I could serve her for a few more years, that would be good.
That is true.
That is true.
Tian Lan, go get busy.
Tian Lan, go get busy.
Yes.
Yes.
Please.
Please.
I am sorry.
I am sorry.
I am sorry for being late.
I am sorry for being late.
-I am sorry. -Sit down.
-I am sorry. -Sit down.
Mr. Yosuke is Mr. Kimura’s friend.
Mr. Yosuke is Mr. Kimura's friend.
He is a photographer.
He is a photographer.
Chen Gong is my best friend’s son.
Chen Gong is my best friend's son.
He is also a young and successful Chinese merchant in Singapore.
He is also a young and successful Chinese merchant in Singapore.
-Glad to meet you. -Glad to meet you too.
-Glad to meet you. -Glad to meet you too.
Mr. Yosuke, were you disappointed with my house?
Mr. Yosuke, were you disappointed with my house?
No, Mr. Huang, there are a lot of interesting items in your house.
No, Mr. Huang, there are a lot of interesting items in your house.
I was busy taking photographs,
I was busy taking photographs,
I have forgotten about the Tok Panjang.
I have forgotten about the Tok Panjang.
I heard Tok Panjang is an important affair in the culture of Baba Nyonya.
I heard Tok Panjang is an important affair in the culture of Baba Nyonya.
Looks like Mr. Yosuke understands our culture very well.
Looks like Mr. Yosuke understands our culture very well.
Baba family gives great importance to the Tok Panjang,
Baba family gives great importance to the Tok Panjang,
we must prepare a lavish meal for our guests.
we must prepare a lavish meal for our guests.
He has the gut to think of himself as a Baba.
He has the gut to think of himself as a Baba.
Madam Chen, please enjoy your tea.
Madam Chen, please enjoy your tea.
There used to be a complete set of etiquette to follow for Tok Panjang.
There used to be a complete set of etiquette to follow for Tok Panjang.
The male guests would dine first,
The male guests would dine first,
after that would be the female guests’ turn.
after that would be the female guests' turn.
They must wait for the servant to serve the dishes in their plate,
They must wait for the servant to serve the dishes in their plate,
before they can eat.
before they can eat.
It’s impolite to pick up the food with your own chopsticks.
It's impolite to pick up the food with your own chopsticks.
Am I right, Madam Chen?
Am I right, Madam Chen?
The longan tea is very nice.
The longan tea is very nice.
It reminds me of Madam Huang.
It reminds me of Madam Huang.
Who has inherited her skills?
Who has inherited her skills?
It’s Mei Yu.
It's Mei Yu.
[It’s her daughter.]
[It's her daughter.]
Tian Lan, bring Madam Chen another cup of longan tea.
Tian Lan, bring Madam Chen another cup of longan tea.
I want one too.
I want one too.
Mr. Yosuke, longan tea is for women,
Mr. Yosuke, longan tea is for women,
men should drink liquor.
men should drink liquor.
No, I would like to have longan tea.
No, I would like to have longan tea.
Let this young man try.
Let this young man try.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Tao, bring this gentleman a cup of longan tea.
Tao, bring this gentleman a cup of longan tea.
Mei Yu, we have misunderstood.
Mei Yu, we have misunderstood.
Your future husband is not the Japanese,
Your future husband is not the Japanese,
he is the right man for you.
he is the right man for you.
He is not bad too, he is good-looking.
He is not bad too, he is good-looking.
Chen family is rich,
Chen family is rich,
anyone who marries him will be the queen.
anyone who marries him will be the queen.
You are right.
You are right.
The longan tea is delicious.
The longan tea is delicious.
Mr. Yosuke, there are a lot of Nyonyas in Malacca,
Mr. Yosuke, there are a lot of Nyonyas in Malacca,
you can marry one,
you can marry one,
so that you can have Nyonya longan tea every day.
so that you can have Nyonya longan tea every day.
Did you know,
Did you know,
most Nyonyas were born from interracial marriage with the Chinese?
most Nyonyas were born from interracial marriage with the Chinese?
Their features and figures...
Their features and figures...
are prettier than most Chinese ladies.
are prettier than most Chinese ladies.
Majie, please change a plate of rice for me,
Majie, please change a plate of rice for me,
someone’s saliva got into my rice just now.
someone's saliva got into my rice just now.
Change one for me too.
Change one for me too.
Mei Yu, your future husband seems to have a personality.
Mei Yu, your future husband seems to have a personality.
That guy had a nasty blow from him.
That guy had a nasty blow from him.
This is shark fin soup.
This is shark fin soup.
Hold on.
Hold on.
Grandmother, you have poor digestion.
Grandmother, you have poor digestion.
Doctor said you shouldn’t take shark fin soup.
Doctor said you shouldn't take shark fin soup.
Madam Chen, I remember you have poor digestion,
Madam Chen, I remember you have poor digestion,
I have asked the chef to prepare you something else.
I have asked the chef to prepare you something else.
Good.
Good.
Madam Chen, this soup is specially brewed for you.
Madam Chen, this soup is specially brewed for you.
Please try it.
Please try it.
Gui Hua, you are very caring.
Gui Hua, you are very caring.
This tofu...
This tofu...
has been sliced delicately.
has been sliced delicately.
The chef is very skilful.
The chef is very skilful.
Madam Chen, the tofu was sliced by Young Lady Ju Xiang,
Madam Chen, the tofu was sliced by Young Lady Ju Xiang,
the chef praised her for her skill.
the chef praised her for her skill.
Ju Xiang? I haven’t seen her for several years.
Ju Xiang? I haven't seen her for several years.
When she was fourteen or fifteen years old, she was already good at cooking.
When she was fourteen or fifteen years old, she was already good at cooking.
She must be an excellent cook now.
She must be an excellent cook now.
She’s doing fine.
She's doing fine.
After so many years,
After so many years,
the girls must be looking good now.
the girls must be looking good now.
After meal, I shall have a chat with them.
After meal, I shall have a chat with them.
Yes, Madam Chen.
Yes, Madam Chen.
Madam Chen, let’s sit down for a chat and have some pastries.
Madam Chen, let's sit down for a chat and have some pastries.
All right.
All right.
Madam Chen, please have some pastries.
Madam Chen, please have some pastries.
Isn’t this Mei Yu?
Isn't this Mei Yu?
She’s all grown up.
She's all grown up.
Madam Chen, these are my daughters, Xiu Feng, Xiu Juan.
Madam Chen, these are my daughters, Xiu Feng, Xiu Juan.
Madam Chen, please have some pastries.
Madam Chen, please have some pastries.