Joys of Life

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Joys of Life


  • Title:花样人间 / Hua Yang Ren Jian
  • English title: Joys Of Life
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy and Period
  • Episodes: 35
  • Broadcast network: MediaCorp Channel 8
  • Broadcast period: 2012-Jun-26 to 2012-Aug-13
  • Air time: Monday-Friday 21:00-22:00
  • Opening theme song: Zhen Xi (珍惜) by Power Station (动力火车)
  • Theme songs: Qian Gua (牵挂) by Rui En & Huang Hong Sheng (瑞恩 & 黄鸿升)
Die Lian Hua (蝶恋花) by Rui En & Cynthia Wang (瑞恩 & 王心如)
Yong Yuan De Wei Xiao (永远的微笑) by Cynthia Wang (王心如)
ShuoBu Chu De Kuai Huo (说不出的快活) by Cynthia Wang (王心如)
Gei Wo Yi Ge Wen (给我一个吻) by Cynthia Wang (王心如)
Xin Tao Hua Jiang (新桃花江) by Rui En & Cynthia Wang (瑞恩 & 王心如)
Ru Guo Mei You Ni (如果没有你) by Candyce Toh (杜蕙甹)
Wen Rou De Ye (温柔的夜) by Candyce Toh (杜蕙甹)


In an old tenement house at Huaxiang Street live several families who play out the acts in life every day.

Zhao Mingxing "Star", dreams of becoming a star. He is raised by his father, Zhao Dagou, who has lived through the horrors of the Japanese Occupation, is a master storyteller. He and the ordinary-looking Sun Zibin are old friends. Zibin, who works in the office of the TV station, has a leftist younger sister, Sun Lianjing. His mother Cai Shuxian married Uncle Roti, a bread seller, through an arranged marriage. Shuxian often gripes that she is a victim of a feudal marriage.

Han Yongyong is the adopted daughter of Han Jianren, a cook whose love for women and booze forces his wife Liu Daiyu to be the breadwinner of the family. The couple had wanted to adopt a boy after Daiyu failed to conceive. Yongyong grew up being raised as a boy. Thereafter, they gave birth to three daughters. One of them, Han Rourou, is the beauty of Huaxiang Street. She is every man's dream girl, but her heart is set on marrying a foreigner.

The tenement house is owned by bakery owner Qian Caifa and his wife Jin Yinjiao. The couple has three sons. Qian Yiduo often leaves any dirty job to his indignant younger brother Qian Erduo while he goes off to gallivant.

Love abounds when these men and women cross paths. Will lovebirds Mingxing and Yongyong end up as a blissful couple? Will Rourou's heart be melted by Zibin's accommodating nature and sincere love? Will the antagonistic pair Yiduo and Lianjing be together till their twilight years? As for Dagou and Xiaoyu, will there be a surprise ending for them?


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