微微一笑很倾城 Chapter Forty “The Little Intern”

Wei Wei goes to work!

[1] 如(ru)花(hua): flowery

[2] 神手: literally god hand. Shenshou, like dashen, is a title.

[3] 没人 is nobody and it is one sound away from 美人 which is Mo Zha Ta.

[4] The characters used here for Hao Mei is好美, how beautiful or very beautiful.

Chapter Forty The Little Intern

Not taking into account if Wei Wei did use her charms as a bribe or what the process was like, the results came in. On Monday morning, Xiao Nai arrived at Xiao Ling’s home to take Wei Wei together to go to work.

Today, Wei Wei was wearing a white shirt and a black skirt under. It seemed to be very professional attire but it really wasn’t. The shirt was a style that was a bit childlike and there were ornate creases down the two sides of the skirt. On the waist there was a narrow belt tied up in a butterfly bow. The entire attire looked cute yet proper.

Coincidentally, Xiao Nai was wearing a white shirt with black pants today. The two of them walking together seemed like they purposefully wore matching attire. The two were exuded an aura of vibrancy and youth that attracted the attention of people on the youth.

Because Bao Gui Gardens wasn’t far from Xiao Nai’s company, the two of them walked there. Wei Wei was holding Xiao Nai’s hand, both excited and nervous, “What will I be doing when I get there?”

“What do you like to do?”

“Um, I don’t know, but anything is good as long as I have something to do.” It would be very awkward if she just sat there.

Xiao Nai considered before saying: “Go to Testing for a few days. When you’re more familiar with Dreams 2, then you can go into the Planning Department. Yu Gong works in both departments, you can just follow him.”

“Okay.” Wei Wei nodded. She was just a student and totally unclear as to how the company worked. She just needed to follow whatever Xiao Nai said.

When they were nearing the building, Wei Wei remembered to say: “Later, you should go in first. I can go along and find Yu Gong.”

Xiao Nai lowered his head to look at her: “Why?”

“Not reason!” Wei Wei took out her new catchphrase and confessed, “I’m embarrassed.”

Xiao Nai suddenly understood what it was like to lift a stone to fall onto his own foot.

But, Wei Wei’s plan quickly “miscarried”.

When they were about two hundred meters from the building where Wei Wei was just planning on parting ways with Xiao Nai, a person ran past them by them. He was wearing black sunglasses, had piercings, looking very much like a post-modern hipster. He ran past them quickly. After running another ten meters, the youth turned and ran back, his gaze bouncing between Wei Wei and Xiao Nai. He had a shocked expression: “Laoda, I’m not seeing it wrong … … this, is this our new employee.”

Xiao Nai nodded, “Intern.”

Wei Wei politely smiled at him and wondered curiously why this person was calling Da Shen laoda? Was this Da Shen’s title in the company?

Wei Wei had taken some care in dressing today and was especially blinding. Because the impact of the smile was too great, the hipster youth fell into a daze with red hearts coming out of his eyes. But very quickly, he saw the beauty’s hand … …

Was placed on the crook of laoda’s arm.

Laoda, it, it is that you guys are … …”

Xiao Nai glanced once at him, preferring to save the effort of even speaking.

The youth quickly understood and exaggeratedly went back two steps. He then turned his body and quickly sprinted for the building. Wei Wei watched him dig out his phone as he ran … … she could faintly hear his voice … ..

“… … a super beautiful girl came … …it’s a pity its laoda’s wife … … it would be better if she didn’t come at all … …”

Wei Wei’s black lines stretched for three thousand meters. Xiao Nai comforted her: “The Art Department, after this you should try to avoid them.”

“… … Clearly they are from the acting department.” Wei Wei muttered in a small voice.

Due to the hipster youth, before Wei Wei had reached the company, the news the Xiao Nai had bought the future boss’s wife to work had spread through all of Zhi Yi. Wei Wei’s plan of silently slipping in completely failed.

Even though Xiao Nai took Wei Wei into the company, he didn’t have the idle time to take her on a tour to familiarize herself with her surroundings. Once he entered, he was called away. Since Wei Wei had already been stamped with an invisible “Property of the Family Xiao”, he didn’t have any worries.

A person with more spare time in comparison in the form of Yu Gong took over the job of orientation.

Yu Gong smugly took Wei Wei towards the testing department under the jealous gazes of everybody else. As they walked, he introduced the situation of Zhi Yi Technologies. “Our company is primarily focused on development, so the structure is pretty simple. There is five departments. The planning, programming, art, testing and administrative departments.”

“The art department is that place,” Yu Gong pointed to the east side, “they have the most people and they are the weirdest bunch. Sansao, you should try to never get near them. Recently they’ve been capturing people to make NPC models, even my appearance wasn’t excluded. Sansao you have to be very careful.”

Wei Wei curiously asked: “They made a NPC using your appearance?”

Yu Gong nodded.

“That’s pretty fun actually.”

Yu Gong expressionlessly asked: “If that NPC was an old brothel keeper?”

“… …”

“The name was also Ru Hua.” [1]

“… …”

Yu Gong concluded: “And they are doing NPCs for brothel scenes at the moment, you … …”

Wei Wei strengthened her resolution: “I will definitely keep away from them!”

After a few steps, Yu Gong said: “That side is the planning department. The main planner is your husband, and there is also planning for the plot, for the data and whatnot. Later, when you know more, you’ll understand. In there, there’s two people from our university’s Math faculty.”

Wei Wei was scared by the words “your husband”. She thought of a question and changed topic: “Why was I hearing other people call Da Shen laoda?”

“In our company, some people call him that, or Xiao-ge.”

“… … the mafia?”

“Oh, us doing MMPORG isn’t that different from the mafia. Rise early and sleep late. And also, everybody’s age is pretty close. It’s weird calling him Xiao zong or manager.”

Wei Wei remembered that he himself had in some situation yesterday said “Xiao zong’ … …and used her eyes to silently throw two little knives at Yu Gong.

Yu Gong’s skin was thick and didn’t feel them. He pointed to the west side and said: “The programming department is that way. They have some major talent there. Especially from A team, they’re called our company’s three big shenshou[2].


Wie Wei stared with bright eyes: “Da Shen?”

“He doesn’t count.” Yu Gong waved his hand, “there’s only four members in A Team, other than your husband, the other three together are called the three big shenshou. See that one with the brown skull t-shirt?”

Wei Wei followed his gaze over.

Yu Gong lowered his voice and mysterious asked: “You know the famous hacker KO?”

Wei Wei nodded. The infamous KO, even the type of people like Wei Wei who don’t usually notice the black hats had heard of him, “Said that he should be the top one or two of the black hats in the country.”

“That’s him. Here, we call him laoK.”

“You, you’re kidding. KO?” Wei Wei gaped.

“He was pulled over by laosan. It seemed like they competed a few rounds. The situation is that he’s at our company. Not a lot of people know that he’s KO. Don’t spread it around. It’s only because we’re a family that I’m telling you.”

… … You probably have said it this way to a lot of people.

“Speaking of him, I don’t even know what he’s really called even now. Laosan gives him his wages always in cash. He has a terrible attitude.” Yu Gong sourly said, “But I feel the reason he’s not saying his real name … …”

Wei Wei expectantly looked at him.

“Is that his name is too terrible.” Yu Gong nodded forcefully to add plausibility.

“… …”

Wei Wei preserved her silence.

Yu Gong pointed at another person, “The person beside him is called A Shuang, another talent in the A team, but this person, if you see him, you have to walk around him and try not to hang in from of him.”

Wei Wei felt that that was strange. “Why?”

Sansao, haven’t you found that our company is like a monastery? Even the receptionist is a man! It’s all due to this guy!” Yu Gong’s face showed anger and grief. He gritted his teeth, “This guy said that if he sees females he can’t program.”

This strong! Wei Wei was in awe.

“But don’t think he’s some kind of good person, “ Yu Gong continued to announce his own thoughts, “I feel, it’s because this guy is too perverted and his control too weak. So when he sees a girl he would want to faint and his brain ties itself up, so he can only try avoiding them.”

Wei Wei seemed to have been transported into the jianghu. These people seemed to be the legendary martial artists with their own quirks.

Wei Wei pressed further: “And the last one?”

“And the last one … …” Yu Gong’s gaze became tragic as he started at a certain corner, “there’s one more, it’s that pretty boy.”

Wei Wei followed his gaze over and suspiciously said: “There’s nobody.”

Yu Gong: “Look closer.”

Wei Wei looked closer, and didn’t see anybody, “there’s nobody, only meiren … …” [3]

Wei Wei stopped and turned her head to look in surprise at Yu Gong.

Yu Gong heavily sighed: “I know it’s very hard for you to accept this reality. But, yup, it’s him”

“Even though he looks like a pretty boy and his conduct is really that never that great and normally very perverted and vulgar, but the common saying said it well. When God give you a whole bunch of shortcomings, he will always try to make it up with a merit. This pretty boy, his only merit is that his brains are pretty good.”

“Once, he was Province Z’s top scorer for the Sciences.”

Wei Wei was in shock. Meiren shixiong was actually a central member of Da Shen’s team, a rumoured genius at programming? Okay, she knew that there were a lot of talented people at her university, but, but, Mo Zha Ta … …

It was really hard to imagine!

Could you think that your cheerful and very pretty neighbour, suddenly turn around to become a skilled martial artist?

Yu Gong: “Disappointed?”

“It’s okay … … really, meiren shixiong actually does have some presence … …” Wei Wei squeezed out.

Yu Gong nodded in agreement: “That’s true, sometimes when you don’t have a presence, that’s also a type of presence.”

“Oh right,” Yu Gong seemed to remember something and said, “At work you can call me Yu Gong. Everybody calls me that, but Hao Mei you shouldn’t call him Mo Zha Ta anymore.”

“Then what do I call him?” Not “Hao Mei” right … …[4]

Yu Gong calmly said: “On the jianghu, people call him mei-ge.”

“… …”


“Nothing.” Wei Wei was also saying calmly, “It just suddenly wanted to perform a chest breaking a rock.”

Wei Wei in her numb state followed Yu Gong deeper in.

There wasn’t much to introduce in the administrative department. Yu Gong only emphasized one thing: “To the people in the administrative department, you have to be polite. They decide if the meal you get is three meat with one vegetable or three vegetable with one meat.”

Wei Wei solemnly nodded to show that she would remember.

The last department was the testing department. Yu Gong introduced: “At the moment, we don’t have enough people in the testing department. Sometime around September, we’ll probably start mass-hiring. You can start here, sansao.”

After going into the testing department, and a round of introductions with the manager and the workers, Yu Gong successfully completely his duties and left.

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29 thoughts on “微微一笑很倾城 Chapter Forty “The Little Intern””

  1. i can hear that frustrated scream when we didn’t get what we want!! guman laoshi is such a tease.

    but this chapter is hilarious!!

    “… … a super beautiful girl came … …it’s a pity its laoda’s wife … … it would be better if she didn’t come at all … …”

    “… … Clearly they are from the acting department.”
    – *dies* wtf bodo gilaaaaaaaaaaa… buahahahaha lawak gila baq hang xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    what is NPC??

    … … You probably have said it this way to a lot of people.
    – ahahahaha… never trust yugong anyway.. i dont believe he keep secret.

    btw.. i think xiao nai company is very cool!! i like this company got all sort of guy… they got cool but genius, they got cheerful but genius, they got pervert but genius, they got bad attitude but genius. this company is very2 cool.

    i love this chapter so much… i lol-ing so loudly. and i even left comment in bahasa.. xDDDDDDDDDDD too funny lah wei….

    1. NPC is non-playable character. It’s those robots in the game that usually gives out quests or helpful hints. They also serve as background characters. You can see them in video games as storekeepers, pedestrians, car drivers etc. You can usually “chat” with them.

      Yu Gong is just a very exuberant and extroverted guy.

  2. Imagine Xiao Nai’s face if the Art Department really tried to use Wei Wei’s image for one of the brothel’s characters… Haha!

    1. Even as “unique” and crazy as they are, I don’t think they would try to touch the “property of the Family Xiao” -> they’ll get fired.

  3. I didn’t even get to read this till now :*( School can be such a pain sometimes. Anyway, I was hoping that Guman would show the exchange of Wei Wei’s charms to get XN’s aquiescence regarding the internship. Can’t wait to read more! Thanks for the update.

    1. Gu Man is a tease *shrugs*. Let’s just say while Wei Wei might be living in Xiao Ling’s apartment, she’s spending more time over at Xiao Nai’s apartment. (I actually thing Wei Wei interning with Xiao Nai and seeing each other everyday is the bribe)

      1. I love that XN is so proactive, since our WW is so shy :snickers: I’m glad to have stumbled upon your blog and this wonderful translation. This long day at school would have been crap if it weren’t for this chapter to help salvage the day LOL. So thank you!!

  4. Thank you so much for translating this, you’re seriously fast… I read the novel, but some of the game-speak (and a tonne of Yu Gong & co.’s badly used idioms) flew over my head, so it’s really good to understand what I didn’t. Thank you for your notes and explanations! I powered through your chapters in like, a day… soooo addictive.

    I was just wondering, there’s another 微微一笑很倾城/ translation going on as well, so is there some mutual sort of agreement between everyone? Just wondering ^^

    Congratulations on reaching chapter 40, only 7 more chapters and some epilogues left! You’re in the home stretch XD

    Speaking of that, are you going to be picking up a new novel? Maybe you could do a collaboration with HuiEr, Lidge and Peanuts for Blazing Sunlight or something~

    Thankies for the quick translations as always ^^

    1. I don’t think there’s any consensus or anything … …

      I don’t have a new novel confirmed and ready to go. I have candidates. I’m not going to touch Blazing Sunlight with a ten-feet pole unless the second half is already out. The torture of waiting (screams at Gu Man and all the other authors)

  5. I think she’d be safe from being turned into the head of a brothel, Da Shen would see to that 😉

    Woohoo, testing department. Best one to be in when all you know how to do is game and criticize. (no offense to the MC, but its already been stated that she has no applicable practical skills at the moment). Plus, it lets her get a first look at the game, something any fan of the previous title would seriously consider killing for.

    1. That’s true that testing is fun, especially since she’s interested in seeing the sequel. The “no applicable skills” part is somewhat sarcasm. Wei Wei is in Compsci and coding wouldn’t be beyond her. It’s more like beta testing is the easiest department to start with, because all the people in the departments have their own jobs. Also, the sequel is done on a new engine and just inserting yourself into a project and start to code immediately is hard.

      1. The coding you do at that level and the coding you do at her level are very different. At her level, unless she’s trained on her own, she probably wouldn’t even be able to read their code.

      2. True. I agree there would be differences with two years of classes between them. And it takes time to get familiar with whatever language they code in.

        I think it’s one of Gu Man’s writing flaws. In Shan Shan, here, and a bit in Silent Separation, the girl ends up in more of a housewife role in the end. Considering how *dumb* (average) Shan Shan is, I think I could understand. But Wei Wei sort of fallen short of expectations, considering her grades and education.

      3. *spoiler* I got the impression that she wound up taking a job at his company where she made significant contributions. Yes, her power is still beneath his, but it doesn’t have the feeling of it being because he’s the guy and she’s the girl, but rather because he’s simply far more talented in far more areas than she is. Plus, I never got the impression that she was interested in the hassles of running a company, but could probably do it if she wanted to, and while she wouldn’t do as well as him, she’d probably still do better than most regardless of gender.

      4. She did (More like she became an intern for eternity since her wages get paid to Da Shen). I think the way I wrote my comment came out a bit too brutal on Wei Wei.Considering the outtakes, she’s very content in her life.

        I just don’t know why it bugs me … …

      5. I didn’t read the outtakes, but given their personalities, I’d be shocked if she doesn’t have equal access to the bank accounts. So basically, paying him is paying her. If that’s not the case though, then yeah, I can understand why it would bother you.

  6. Thank you very much!
    Ahaha, so interesting! Lol, it’s hilarious that xiao nai wanted to make sure that everyone knew wei wei was with him! Nice tour!

    recently just bocame familiar
    stay there along so she
    entire live been pulled
    Wie Wei stared with bright
    Wie wei->Wei wei

  7. In this novel they already found KO but in the drama KO wasn’t fond yet and Wei Wei was there when they did find out who KO was in the drama.

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