Pan Zhichang: My home was once right behind that apartmen block. It's all gone now.You know that old saying. All things must pass were just shadows on the journey of life. Nothing is really ours in this world. As Su Dongpo put it,we don't even own our own bodies... Can you lend me 300 yuan?
Ye Rutang: No problem. Here you are.
Ye Rutang: Where is her father?
Jin Yonghua: He works on a building site in Pudong. He has to earn money.
Ye Rutang: What's wrong with her?
Jin Yonghua: She can't breathe properly. Auntie, I'd rather she died. Look, she suffers so much. And will all suffer with her. If she died, I could have another child.
Ye Rutang: How can I help you? I don't have much income either. How about this. Come and work for me. I'll give you bed and board. And 200 yuan a month. Actually there is nothing much to do at my place. But at least you'd have enough to live on. I need some company,anyway. What's your name?
Jin Yonghua: Jin Yonghua.
Pan Zhichang: It's hard to find someone to talk to my treat.
Ye Rutang: You're too kind.
Pan Zhichang: But look, I'm a man. It's a man's duty to take care of women. Li Sao is a great poem, precisely because it's centred on women. In my opinion, only lesser poer look down women. That includes Li Bai, he isn't a great poet. But Du Fu is. And so is Qu Yuan. Sorry... I have a trachoma.
Liu Dafan: Come on,what's the delay!
Guo Feng: What?
Liu Dafan: Don't act like a dame.
Guo Feng: I'm dead.
Liu Dafan: You're kidding.
Guo Feng: Who's kidding?
Liu Dafan: Ain't kidding? Look,which?
Guo Feng: Go on.
Liu Dafan: Let's go.
Nurse A: What's up? What's the matter with you?
Ye Rutang: I wet the bed.
Nurse A: What kind of a daughter are you? Your mother is badly injured. And you don'te even care. Do you have a heart?
Liu Dafan: What are you doing! Don't lecture me. She's never gonna order me around again... Great shoes you have. Where'd you get them?
Nurse A: Huaihai Road.
Liu Dafan: I must check out Huaihai Road
Liu Dafan: Help your self. How do you like our dishes?
Kuan-kuan: They're okay.
Liu Dafan: When will you leave for Australia?
Kuan-kuan: After Spring Festival.
Liu Dafan: Can your mother send me abroad too? I'd like to travel.
Kuan-kuan: Why not?
Liu Dafan: Really? I'd pay my own expenses.
Guo Feng: I always said I'd do great things or I'd do nothing.
Liu Dafan: Great things get lost! Get out!
Guo Feng: I will take you abroad one day!
Liu Dafan: Why am I still here? I was an idiot to choose you! All you do is brag!
Guo Feng: Brag? Didn't I get you that job? As a cook at Yuekai Hotel.
Liu Dafan: Give me a break! How many years have I been cooking? Am I supposed to cook my whole life away?
Guo Feng: What's wrong with that? Don't get fancy ideas.
Liu Dafan: Get lost, I'm through with you! Get lost! And don't come back!
Guo Feng: Who the hell are you!... Liu Dafan, give me back my platinum necklace.
Liu Dafan: You are son of a bitch! Get out!
Ye Rutang: Even if it's all lies,I have to see for myself. Come on,take me to the hospital. Let me see if your daughter is really there.
Jin Yonghua: Just a moment, let me gulpthis down.
Ye Rutang: Come on.
Liu Dafan: Hey, I'm looking for Ye Rutang's ward.
Nurse A: No visitors allowed today.
Liu Dafan: I'm her daughter. I'm here to look after her.
Nurse A: You're from Los Angeles?
Liu Dafan: What? We're come from Anshan.
Nurse A: What took you so long?
Liu Dafan: What has that mad her worse? If we weren't here,you wouldn't treat her?
Nurse A: Room 302.
Liu Dafan: Should've told me sooner.
Mrs. Shui: Mrs. Ye,Mrs. Ye... You're out here. Your cousin isn't in?
Ye Rutang: You have too much on your mind.
Mrs. Shui: That 'cousin' of yours isn't really a cousin,is he? See, you're blushing. You can't fool me.
Ye Rutang: Of course he's my cousin.
Mrs. Shui: All this prestence, I know what's really going on. Even Feifei sees through you.
Ye Rutang: Don't insult me!
Mrs. Shui: Mrs. Ye, you're a deep one. You present such a virturous and upright face. But behind it... haha.
Ye Rutang: Crazy.
Liu Dafan: Put it down here. Ye Rutang, I'm your daughter Liu Dafan. We haven't seen each other in more than ten years. You look so old. If we'd bumped into each other on the street, guess we wouldn't have known each other, ain't that right? This is my boyfriend, Guo feng. First,give me the key of your place, we need to settle in.
Ye Rutang: You want to go to hospital. Perhaps I'm too noisy, but may I ask what happend?
Jin Yonghua: I work at a restaurant.They owed me some back-pay.When I asked for it, they beat me. I'm not afraid of anyone. So I fought back, of course.
Ye Rutang: Come on, in this day and age, there's law and order. Shall I go and talk to them?
Jin Yonghua: I can't get into more troubles. If anything else happens to me, it'll be worse for my daughter. She is in the hospital. I have to pay for her treatment. Auntie, you're a living Buddha. Can you give me some money?
Ye Rutang: Why are you asking me instead of demanding your rightful wages?
Jin Yonghua: I beg you. I'm not a begger. But I beg you.
Ye Rutang: Don't touch me! I've seen enough of your kind. What a to-do!
Ye Rutang: I'd like to eat cab.
Liu Dafan: I have had it with you! They called me unfilial, but are you a good mother? Did you ever do right by me? Why did you ever marry Dad, an ordinary worker, and give birth to me? You stayed with us when you needed our help. But as soon as you could back to Shanghai, you got divorced, just like that Shanghai means more to you than Dad and I do! Now that you're old, you remember me. Listen, I've done you a big favour by coming here! I still remember clearly, how you looked when you left me as. Not so much as a flicker of regret. You left as if you were going on a date, you didn't even look back. I could always imagine how you looked when you got back here. Cocky as hell about your new life, right? No more troubles, right? Go to hell, you old bitch!
Pan Zhichang: I went to the cemetery office too. No-one there. I called the police.
Ye Rutang: Pan Zhichang, tell me the truth. Did you cheat me? I won't take it any further as long as tell me the truth.
Pan Zhichang: I bought one too,Mrs. Ye. How can you doubt me? I'm not that bad.
Ye Rutang: Then how come that office vanished over night? You must be involved! It's too much of a coincidence.
Pan Zhichang: I have nothing to explain. I'm honest.
Ye Rutang: I hope you didn't cheat me. I'm old. If I were 17 and you cheat me,at least I could earn the money back. But now you're killing me. You know that? All of my saving, everything has gone.