Message from K: Hey guys~ sorry for the slow blog entries for Born Rich! I have been really REALLY busy and haven’t had much time to watch it (hence my inability to share my thoughts with everyone >< gomensai!) I will continue to be on this busy mode until the Christmas break~You guys are probably way ahead of me now so please don’t spoil it for me 🙂 I also heard the ratings haven’t been doing so well in HK…do I still have my Born Rich supporters since my Episode1-5 thoughts ? Or have you guys moved across to Beyond already? ^^ I haven’t touched Beyond yet so I’m not sure! I heard from chibi that the ‘love’ aspects in Beyond is a little lacking though; and I’m happy to say- Born Rich is enriched with lots of love triangles and chemistry between the characters- so GO Born Rich!
These five episodes have been quite exciting, especially episode 7 and episode 10! They had a lot of Anita, Gallen and Joe focus!
Gallen manages to successfully gain Nancy ‘s sympathy and trust when they fatefully end up finding Nancy’s husband’s burial! To be honest, it really does seem like it was fated. Out of all possibilities and searches; one trip with Nancy has successfully helped him win over the identity of ‘Yatming’. (What was Gallen’s actual initial plan taking her to the mountains anyway?) Nancy brings him back to Hong Kong and decides to accept him as part of her family. She also wants to make him the best he could be and she loves him a lot. It’s truly amazing that Gallen was able to win her heart..this is the object of her husband and another woman who he was having an affair with, yet she defends for him so much like her own son. Gallen not only wins the support of Nancy (who has grudges against Joe), but also Kenix’s father who has grudges against Ray. This will definitely help Gallen climb up the ladder a lot more easier.
The inevitable happened in episode 7 when Anita and Gallen finally
got together where they kissed passionately on New Years Eve! That scene was really sweet and he gave her the watch he had promised~ it was also cute when they were both looking around slightly embarrassed before Gallen found the chance to kiss her XD
I was really happy to see the two holding hands walking along the street afterwards. They look so compatible! It was quite sad to see that their relationship had just started, yet ended on the same night. This was when the two left their own ways to attend their family gathering where Gallen and Anita were forced to learn they are brother and sister!! Aww…it was so sad seeing how hurt both of them were and how Anita refused to accept the ‘truth’. Everything that Anita threw out were words of confusion, anger of being cheated, and was genuinely heartbroken. Only Gallen, Joe and Jamie (who knew about their relationship) understood why Anita has such a reaction…
During their father’s funeral- Anita was forced to accept the ‘fact’. As Gallen told “his story” , Anita was feeling sorry for him and could no longer hate him anymore. Later on in the same episode, Anita decided to try “accept ” him and call him ” 2nd brother”.
That left a sad feeling behind as the episode also concluded. When that ended, I didn’t find episode 8 that interesting because it focused on Gallen trying to gain power and Nancy’s character being quite unreasonable and pushy wanting Gallen to be on the Board. However from episode 9, I felt the story picks up again as we see more of their love triangle!
The love triangle is quite intriguing to watch because this is where we can see characters getting jealous which reflects how much they love the other and its interesting to see whose side Anita is taking.
When Gallen came to help out Anita, Joe saw Gallen attempting to hold onto her while Anita asked him to let go of her. He immediately ran over and pushed Gallen away because thought Gallen was harassing her.
Joe and Gallen do not like each other. The fundamental basis is because they are love rivals. Seeing how much Anita still cared about Gallen, Joe gets pretty jealous and keeps going against him. He didn’t like how Anita continues defending him and the fact he saw Gallen ‘going-up-the-ladder’ in the banking industry simply because of his family relationship; when he (Joe) worked so hard to get where he was today. He doesn’t believe Gallen should have that special treatment.
Ray challenges Joe to train Gallen and Joe takes this opportunity to drag down Gallen and having a bit of his revenge. He makes things hard for him but justifies is he is simply training him strictly. Considering Gallen’s educational background- the tasks Joe gives him are a challenge. I can feel that Gallen picks up things quite quickly, and will exceed Joe soon..though Joe is known to be really hardworking and capable, considering he became the Chief Operational Officer in a mere 5 years! Gallen can also feel Joe’s feelings towards Anita which bothers him. Gallen wants to be better than him and in a way, prove that to Anita.
Anita kept defending Gallen and supporting him. On the second task given to Gallen, she made a bet with Joe that Gallen will be able to do it- the loser will have to be a servant for the other for one day. Anita went back to help Gallen and to give him the encouragement to continue.
Working on it over the whole night; they were able complete the research/task!!
At the end, Joe loses as Gallen was able to correctly pick up the fraud in the business!
Anita: You followed me?
Joe: Before you came back to the company, I was already here waiting for you. You worked all night- here, I bought you a sandwich.
Joe: I really didn’t want myself to predict correctly; because I didn’t want you to come back to help him.
Anita: He is my second brother, what’s wrong with helping him?
Joe: Do you really only treat him as your second brother?
Anita: Can you mind your own business? I don’t need you to care about my stuff.
*Anita trips over the speed bump and Joe runs over to see if she’s ok.*
Joe: Are you ok?
Anita: Just go away!
Joe: Listen to me! Don’t fall back into the hole.
Anita: What are you trying to say?
Joe: I saw everything that happened between you two on New Years Eve. You two were lovers, but then after you found out he was your brother, you couldn’t accept the fact. You were very emotional.
Anita: Yes- we had a past, but I’ve already put that down.
Joe: You haven’t! You can’t tell what kind of feelings you have towards him.
Anita: That’s enough! Stop talking nonsense.
Joe: Stop lying to yourself. Why do you keep insisting he is your second brother? It’s because you’re finding excuses to continue to love him. ((I find this really true!!)
*Anita slaps Joe across the face*
Anita: You shut up! Who are you to make judgments of my feelings?
Joe: I am the only one who has the rights to love you. I truly love you- I don’t want to see you continue to drown in this kind of dangerous-messed-up relationship. I have decided to pursue you.
The confession came to quite a shock for Anita ^^; The two actually got together by the end of Episode 10. There were a few reasons for Anita’s decision: Jamie’s advice and words when Anita told her what had just happened; the fate of Joe finding the hidden sunglasses in all the sand possible at the beach; and mostly, she was touched by Joe’s genuine confession (overhearing his conversation with Jamie). I was touched too XD
Jamie: I also know about her relationship with Yatming (Gallen)
Joe: She told you?
Jamie: She tells me everything.
Joe: That’s good, as least there’s someone she could talk to. I hope you could convince her. It doesn’t matter if she accepts me or not. I don’t want her to sink in some forbidden relationship and making herself unhappy.
Jamie: You really care about her.
Joe: Liking her, I won’t mind being her temporary lover. If she’s in a new relationship, that should help her get over it easier. And then, when the expiry date comes and she doesn’t find anymore use of me and then dumps me- I don’t mind.
Jamie: You really don’t care her being with you and then dumping you? With your standards and personality, it’s really hard to imagine.
Joe: It’s really silly isn’t it? But sometimes love is like that. I just want her to be fine- to be happy, then no matter what I do it doesn’t matter.
In the last scene when Gallen asked Anita out to dinner..it really makes me wonder. What is Gallen is trying to do? He sets up everything like a romantic dinner yet he knows he can never be with her. As he is fixing his tie in the window reflection, he looks down and sees Anita and Joe share a kiss….
I’m guessing Gallen would start pursuing Sharon to make Anita jealous and Anita will have a hard time getting over Gallen. Joe will be with Anita to help her through. XD
Onto Ray, Kenix and Jamie…
In one scene, Kenix gets drunk and kisses Ray. Memories of them in the past start rushing through her mind. This is when she realises she still loves him a lot and their love from 12 years ago is still as strong. There’s this very seductive song that plays which kinda gives me the chills “Oh come oh come ..Emmanuel..I’m waiting for your hypnotising spell…” I think it really suits Kenix’s scenes really well.
Towards the later episode ( 10ish? ) Kenix is starting to scare me. From my previous post prediction, I thought she was filled with hatred when she found out Ray had used her 12 years ago; yet the way I see it is- she is still continuing to love him. Her love and obsession is giving her illusions (yet it seems so clear in her mind what she is doing). As she writes in her blog though ; it makes it seem like she truly is happy simply secretly loving him from afar and having her own fantasy. Something tells me that’s not healthy, but the underlying concept is: As long as the person she loves is happy; she’ll be happy. She doesn’t want to come between their relationship, yet she is sharing the love.
To me that doesn’t really make sense…who in the world would follow a couple who is celebrating their 13th anniversary year together..so she can create her own fantasy world…that is so WEIRD. very..weird…
Jamie is letting her guards down because she thought Kenix was going to get married to ‘Mathew’ and because Kenix was helping her mend her relationship with Nancy.
I wonder what will trigger Kenix’s next change…
And finally, a cute quote from our dear Kenneth: “Simple man do simple things” XD I wonder when he’s relationship with Sharon will develop- I’m imagining some sort of love triangle between Gallen, Sharon and Kenneth based on the opening themevideo!