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Taking Charge of Your Health


Episode 1 In 1949, all together 2 million people moved to Taiwan from China Most of them were soldiers and their families following the Nationalist government After a turmoil, nothing was stable It was chaotic everywhere These homeless families followed the troops and moved from place to place They couldn’t settle down for good Feeling helpless and sad, they could only accept it they could only accept it Mom, where are we? Da-mao We’re in a troop We’ll stay here for a while Da-mao I’ll hold them Sir This way At ease Good day Sir Good Here Da-mao, come down Xiao-mao, here Sit down Get something to eat I’ll check on the wounded and rookies I’ll check on the wounded and rookies Ouch Sir At ease Sir Good Your mom? Yes Take care Miss Excuse me Could you take care of my Xiao-mao? Could you take care of my Xiao-mao? I’ll get some food Okay Thank you Don’t get up Rest well Good day, Sir Okay Good day, Sir Sir, where are you from? Shandong Province Take care We’ll go back soon Da-mao Let’s get some food Ma’am Hello Ma’am Hello Ma’am Let’s line up Ma’am, come to the front Yes, go to the front Thanks Everyone is the same I’m fine here Thank you A-fong Your Xiao-leng doesn’t come out? His father said we’ll bring him out next time, so we left him behind Don’t be sad We can’t go against what happened We can’t go against what happened Ma’am I heard your Xiao-zheng. What happens around us. Who likes it anyway? Oh well Go line up We suffer greatly in this chaotic time We suffer greatly in this chaotic time Even the kids suffer too I wonder if Xiao-zheng recovers from her illness You’re weird Gao’s daughter has a high fever Why did you want her? Stop nagging We’re sending her back If she dies in our hands, how can you tell her parents? Enough Don’t cry Open the door Good Xiao-zheng Xiao-zheng Don’t cry Xiao-zheng Mrs. Gao Mommy is here Xiao-zheng Don’t cry My precious Good Xiao-zheng Xiao-zheng Don’t cry Xiao-zheng Good day, Sir Gao Your daughter has fever, vomits, and has diarrhea I’m returning her to you Daddy Don’t give my sister to other people I don’t want to either Xiao-zheng This is Lin Xiao-zheng who was adopted but then sent back who was adopted but then sent back Xiao-zheng became sick when she reached Taiwan Her father Gao was a military officer But taking care of a sick girl like her when the life was unstable when the life was unstable was quite difficult After a while, Xiao-zheng’s family was given a home, so they could stop moving again so they could stop moving again The life became stable, but Xiao-zheng’s illness but Xiao-zheng’s illness still made the family quite worried It’s tough to wait for my pay It keeps on dealying Don’t say it I need money to take Xiao-zheng to the doctor Xiao-zheng? Hasn’t your daughter been given to the captain and his wife? been given to the captain and his wife? been given to the captain and his wife? When they saw her become sick, When they saw her become sick, they returned her to us Every kid has his fate It’s her fate Whether Xiao-zheng can live Whether Xiao-zheng can live is based on her affinity I know what you mean Who likes to give his child away if it hasn’t been the tough life? Sir Don’t feel bad In your daughter’s case, she must be adopted and eat other’s food to be able to live I forgot I’m sorry you don’t understand Taiwanese It’s like this I said in your daughter’s case, she must be adopted to grow up safely she must be adopted to grow up safely Because she was sick, so they didn’t want her and sent her back It’s different Sir I know a woman living in Wanhua I know a woman living in Wanhua She wants a kid She is honest You just came to Taiwan, and lives are hard We locals live stable lives We locals live stable lives If your daughter is adopted, he can grow up happily Is she a local? Yes She is honest I don’t introduce anyone to you Sir If you like, I’ll go there in the afternoon If you like, I’ll go there in the afternoon Where’s Da-mao? Mrs. Wang takes care of her Has her fever gone? Not yet She uses up a lot of diapers Where is your pay? Shouldn’t it come already? Without the pay, how can we take her to the doctor? Forget it I’ll wash Xiao-zheng’s diapers Wait A barber told me today A barber told me today a local woman in Wanhua wants to adopt a kid a local woman in Wanhua wants to adopt a kid She is very nice Haven’t we agreed not to give her away? Haven’t we agreed not to give her away? When Xiao-zheng was given away, I had nightmare every day I dreamed we tied our kids on trees like other adults who were running away Then we came to Taiwan by boat I’m not giving her away I won’t It’s not we desert her We can’t raise her Da-mao can walk, but she isn’t three years old Xiao-mao is our life, but the cut on his navel isn’t healed yet but the cut on his navel isn’t healed yet Xiao-zheng is too frail Xiao-zheng is too frail After we landed, she’s always sick Giving her to a nice family will let her live Let’s try again so she won’t suffer with us Xiao-zheng Good Don’t cry I won’t give away my kid unless I have to I won’t give away my kid unless I have to Our Xiao-zheng became sick when we landed in Taiwan sick when we landed in Taiwan She is sick If you don’t think she’s right, I won’t force you We’ve seen the kid My sister likes her Mr. Gao doesn’t understand Taiwanese I see We’ve seen the kid My sister likes her But. Sis The kid is sick and skinny It’s fine Kids can get sick Mr. Gao Mrs. Lin went to see the kid She seems to like her But we will take her for a try But we will take her for a try Yes, Mr. Gao Let Mrs. Lin take the kid home We’ll meet later If both of you agree to it, we will talk about the details Gao Should we think about it for days? You may take her home Xiao-zheng, Mommy will change your clothes Lie down Good The woman looking at Xiao-zheng was A-yu She was kind and gentle She was kind and gentle Soon after she was married, her husband left her without any reason Without a husband, A-yu hoped a child would keep her company A-yu hoped a child would keep her company What a strange affinity When she saw Xiao-zheng, she couldn’t let go of her hand Let them try it We’ll leave Xiao-zheng Stinky No wonder I smelled something awful We have an old bed sheet I’ll turn it into her diapers, or we won’t have enough diapers for her diarrhea Return her to her parents Mom A-yu The kid is so sick So little She has flatulence and fever She has flatulence and fever And also diarrhea This isn’t good If she dies here, we can’t pay for it Return her to her parents Mom Because her parents can’t take care of her, Because her parents can’t take care of her, they gave her to us A-yu Mom The kid’s father is a soldier The military is chaotic now If she is returned, he can’t care for her either She needs to see the doctor Sis. A-yu. A-yu It’s rainy now The kid can’t get wet Quick Take the umbrella to your sis Okay Doctor Please have a look Doctor Please treat her Luckily the doctor is skillful The doctor said she would die if she wasn’t treated But the penicillin and anti- diarrhea drug are expensive Why did you say that for? It’s important to cure her It’s important to cure her Look after the kid for me I’ll wash her diapers and clothes A-yu I want to talk to you Oh A-yu I told you to adopt a kid, because your husband left you without any trace because your husband left you without any trace So I told you to adopt a kid So I told you to adopt a kid When you are old, the kid can look after you But you should take home a healthy kid But you should take home a healthy kid Why did you bring home a frail one? Why did you bring home a frail one? Mom A-zheng isn’t frail The doctor said if she takes medicine, she will get well soon You have no idea about caring for a kid If we have a sick child at home, it’s a burden to us adults Her parents can’t take care of her You alone must take care of this home You alone must take care of this home If you got bugged down by the kid, you’ll regret it Mom Xiao-zheng is crying I’ll look at her A-yu She’s not scared when she got the kid Since the kid likes to cry, her clothes must be turned inside-out Such a bad luck to take care of a sick kid When can our luck turn around? Listen to me Stop Can’t you listen to me? Don’t stop me I’ve thought it over We won’t give Xiao-zheng away If we can go home, must we leave her here in Taiwan? must we leave her here in Taiwan? She was just taken away I can’t get her back You can’t tell them? I will Don’t be so hasty Let’s go take a look at her and decide it, okay? Mr. and Mrs. Gao How is Xiao-zheng? She’s nice We’ve taken her to see the doctor She doesn’t have the fever My sis told me to buy ribs and small fish and make congee for her May we see her? Sure Come in Sis Mr. and Mrs. Gao are here Xiao-zheng She’s asleep Have a seat Let her sleep Mrs. Lin Let’s talk outside Please sit No thank you Xiao-zheng is better after a vaccination My sis took her to the doctor this morning The doctor said when she finishes the medicine, she won’t have fever again Also She now sleeps with my sister My sis didn’t sleep and took care of Xiao-zheng We’ve prepared new clothes for Xiao-zheng Relax We may not be rich, but we love the kid very much Seeing A-yu so good to Xiao-zheng, Seeing A-yu so good to Xiao-zheng, Mrs. Gao who opposed giving her away felt relaxed at last She worried Xiao-zheng would suffer at A-yu’s home, but it seemed A-yu loved Xiao-zheng a lot but it seemed A-yu loved Xiao-zheng a lot You saw how sweet Xiao-zheng slept You saw how sweet Xiao-zheng slept I’ve seen it I also believe Xiao-zheng I also believe Xiao-zheng will be better with them Relax I’ll tell them your concern I’ll tell them your concern Good When the barber brings Mr. Gao here, When the barber brings Mr. Gao here, you must consider carefully about the matter What’s there to consider? She’s adorable I won’t let her go back But Mom Relax I will do my best to take care of her I will do my best to take care of her Mommy love you Mrs. Lin Mr. and Mrs. Gao are here Mrs. Lin likes Xiao-zheng so much This is a contract from Mr. Gao He attaches some conditions, so please read over them A-yu There’re conditions I don’t sell her, so I don’t want a penny, but you must agree to my conditions but you must agree to my conditions Mr. Gao has no bad intention, so just listen to what he’ll say First Xiao-zheng is given to you, so you can’t give her away or sell her so you can’t give her away or sell her so you can’t give her away or sell her Mr. Gao Relax We’re not this kind of person Second You must put down our names as her natural parents as her natural parents in your family registration She can choose her family name when she turns 18 She can choose her family name when she turns 18 She can choose her family name when she turns 18 I don’t want her to think we desert her Third We can visit her anytime we want Also For her summer and winter holidays, she must stay with us She must eat with us at the Chinese New Year, She must eat with us at the Chinese New Year, so our other kids will know Xiao-zheng is their sister Mrs. Lin I know our conditions I know our conditions make you uneasy, but please understand You too are a mother You can understand we give our own daughter away because we have no choice daughter away because we have no choice The conditions were explained Mr. Gao doesn’t have bad intention Mr. Gao doesn’t have bad intention They’re sad to leave their daughter Why the fuss with these conditions? Why the fuss with these conditions? I worry about any future trouble Mom Don’t say that It means they do care about Xiao-zheng if we feel how they feel What did they say? They said you two love Xiao-zheng so much you two love Xiao-zheng so much If we all agree, let’s stamp the seals on the contract Mrs. Gao Relax I will treat Xiao-zheng as my own daughter I will treat Xiao-zheng as my own daughter Mr. Gao Xiao-zheng, you’re good Let me take you out next time, okay? Okay Next time Me, Grandma, and Mom, three of us will take you, okay? Okay Why cause trouble to yourself? Sis Mom I’m sorry to make you worry about the matter They’ve given us the kid Why do they have these conditions? Here Mom It’s been settled Don’t worry about it How can’t I worry? You kids don’t listen to me When there’s a sick child at home, it’s hard on us adults A-yu The kid’s father is from China He will go back any time You let her visit her real parents If they go back one day, they’ll take her back I’m worried you would raise their kid for free I’m worried about it. Do you know? Mom I’ve thought about it Do you remember after A-qing left me, Do you remember after A-qing left me, and I came home, what did you say to me? You told me no matter what happens, You told me no matter what happens, this place is always my home this place is always my home You’re always my mom Mom I remember what you said back then I remember what you said back then It’s so long ago Why did you say these? Mom For the same reason If we take good care of the kid, If we take good care of the kid, she will be close to us, right? she will be close to us, right? Fine Since you can keep her, she has an affinity with us We’ll take care of her A-zheng Since you came here, Grandma hasn’t hugged you Here Grandma loves you Yes Mom likes hugging kids Here Grandma hug you I didn’t hug you because I was concerned I didn’t hug you because I was concerned I won’t let you go There’s a saying Raising a kid is more important than giving birth You must be filial to your mom when you grow up You must be filial to your mom when you grow up Got it? With A-yu’s persistence, Grandma’s attitude softened Looking at Xiao-zheng in her hug, she expected much from Xiao-zheng “Raising is more important” was imprinted in Xiao-zheng’s mind was imprinted in Xiao-zheng’s mind Mom I’m going out Mom Mom Xiao-zheng Xiao-zheng Xiao-zheng I must go to work, so you stay home, okay? No Mom How about this? I’ll take Xiao-zheng with me No You won’t work with her around Just go Give me the kid Come in with me Mom Let me hug her Mommy hug you Here Xiao-zheng When you stay home, you must listen to Grandma and help her, okay? Okay You’re a good kid You must think of me, okay? Okay I will think about you when I work For Xiao-zheng’s medical fee, A-yu did all kinds of work She was very nice to Xiao-zheng Both of them were always together, closer than a real mother and her daughter Under A-yu’s care, Under A-yu’s care, Xiao-zheng gradually grew up Mom Xiao-zheng Why did you come out? Where’s Grandma? I sneaked out when Grandma was napping I sneaked out when Grandma was napping Mom, look Here’s my report card Mom, look I am number one It is so Xiao-zheng, you’re good You have so much heat rash and scratched them Let’s go home Why are you so good that you are number one? Why are you so good that you are number one? Yes You are naughty You are naughty I wasn’t watching and you sneaked out to see Mommy No laughing Don’t do it again Look at you You have heat rash Your mom must buy herbs for it Mom, stop nagging There’s no one as close as you two There’s no one as close as you two Xiao-zheng’s dad will come in two days With her heat rash all over, we feel bad about it Grandma Don’t worry I’ll tell Dad I caused them I’ll tell Dad I caused them You ate much stomach powder when you were young Now you’ve grown up You got heat rash everywhere When will you stop making your mom worry about you? Take it Your turn Did you hear what Grandma said? Yes Don’t go out when there’s sun Okay Here Mr. Gao visited Xiao-zheng once in a while Mr. Gao visited Xiao-zheng once in a while He took her home for the summer and winter breaks They had to give her away for adoption They had to give her away for adoption They feared Xiao-zheng would think they deserted her Xiao-zheng would think they deserted her Have you eaten? Yes Mrs. Lin Please stay Mr. Gao Won’t you sit a bit longer? No I have an emergency in the troop, so I must take her home I’ll send her back one day before the school opens I’ll send her back one day before the school opens Mr. Gao I must tell you something Oh Please say it In the bag is Xiao-zheng’s stomach powder In the bag is Xiao-zheng’s stomach powder Give her some after her meal She has a bad stomach, so I make her take it for her stomach My daughter is quit worried Mr. Gao is Xiao-zheng’s natural father I’m sorry It’s okay Mrs. Lin is attentive Also When Xiao-zheng returned, she said her siblings liked the candies and sour plums she brought back I’ve prepared them again Xiao-zheng After you go back, you must share them with your siblings Okay Xiao-zheng Thanks your mom for everything Thank you, Mom Please stay Why is he so hasty? Mom Xiao-zheng isn’t home I’ll eat whatever you have I know I’ll pick two vegetables Okay Strange Why are there many solders on the street? Who knows? It’s like this for days Many soldiers run back and forth They seem nervous A woman from China bought vegetables from me A woman from China bought vegetables from me They seem to be fighting back The soldiers who came to Taiwan with the Nationalist government all hoped to return to their hometowns one day all hoped to return to their hometowns one day Under this mood, plus the two-month long summer break, it was a torment to Grandma and A-yu as they couldn’t see Xiao-zheng and A-yu as they couldn’t see Xiao-zheng Any rumor could make A-yu quite nervous Any rumor could make A-yu quite nervous as Xiao-zheng might not come back again

5 thoughts on “[愛在陽光下] – 第01集 / Love in the Sunshine

  1. 1949年,那時的臺灣,沒人聽得懂北京語,為何戲中劇情用標準國語,日本人沒有留下標準國語,閔南語是正常語言,客語,原住民的語言卻沒出現。
    戲沒附合當時,現況,不合實際現實。

    沒問台灣人是否,接受流外政權。

  2. 根本就是聽不懂北京話的媽媽,対演了,國語,和閔南語的對話演出,沒病的導演,不會這樣搞的,很像成龍口所說,笑話,天大的笑話。

  3. 別開玩笑! 什麼標準國語? 全說的是標準的"台湾 '國語!!

    1949年隨著國民政府來到台灣的人, 說各种省份口音的國語 都有, 就是沒有說"台湾 '國語的 除非是由福建來. 演什麼就該像什麼, 包括衣著,口音,口氣,口語等等. 看看人家梅姐meryl streep是如何準備及釋演各種口音的角色!  這裡的演員们也自律不嚴 – 沒甩掉"台湾"口音也敢接戲就演1949年隨著國民政府來到台灣的人了! 製作單位也讓他們爛芋充數.

    最奇了怪, 為什庅這庅多年下來了, 在台灣的人,尤其是年青人,就是說不好標準口音的國語? 這與政治無関, 說英語, 不是也要求 說的標準 沒有口音?

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