This story takes place in the grand and stylish city of Shanghai. It tells the story from Lin Xiao’s perspective. From high school onwards, she develops very good and deep friendship with Gu Li, Nan Xian and Tang Wan Ru eventhough they all have different outlook on life values and personal goals. One after another, it chronicles their experiences which create huge changes in their friendship, love life and even family relationship. This story is a true portrayal of the current fashionable youngsters living in Shanghai.
The four of them who have been living together in the college dormitory must now start to search for work and begin a busy life as well as facing many life pressures and challenges. Compared to their peaceful and quiet college campus life, they are caught unprepared by the challenges ahead, not knowing how to face and make life choices in many matters.
At the beginning of the story, Lin Xiao, Gu Li, Nan Xian and Tang Wan Ru have just started college and continuing their strong friendship from high school days. Later, after each of them has experience real life, they start to change and grow up. Each of their boyfriends also has a variety of complex relationships and stories with other people, leading to many misunderstandings and jealousy. They continue to live with the lack of understandings between them, frequent quarrels and reconciliations. However all this is changing, changes in their surrounding environment is starting to change their outlook and value on life.
Facing all these radical changes, how could they still hold on their attitude and value toward life and love? How could they still create colorful pages in their young life? They realize that in order to survive in the real world, they must endure all the growing pains and tests. They must keep faith in each other until they achieve success. The trilogy is the author’s keen observation of China’s culture and value system in the new century.
This is a generation with shining dream, also a generation with frozen dream;
This is the worst of time, but also the best. This is our Tiny Times.