White Olive Tree 白色橄榄树 by 玖月晞 Jiu Yue Xi (OE)

“Ah Zan, I am Ruan Ruan.”

No one is an island other than you.

That fateful day, he looked out of the window and saw a white olive tree in the open field.


Reporter Song looks different from her appearance.

Reporter Song is very serious with her work.

Reporter Song is quite cute.

Today I saw a white olive tree with Reporter Song. It is very special.

My new year wish is to marry her.

– Li Zan


Ah Zan, you have to be careful and pay attention to your safety.

Ah Zan, I like it when I enjoy the scenery together with you.

Ah Zan, don’t be scared. I will take you home.

Ah Zan, you are the best person I have ever met.

Ah Zan, thank you for trying your best.

– Song Ruan


“Ah Zan, in my next life, I want to be a bird.”

“Then I shall be a big tree.”

After witnessing the grimmest, darkest and bloodiest wars, I am glad that I have met the brightest and kindest soul.

I am still grateful that I have seen the white olive grove with my own eyes. I know that is a mirage where the heaven and earth meets in the desert but I am thankful for you, the brightest star in the dark night, were by my side.



3 Responses

  1. dramasbooksandtea
    dramasbooksandtea January 15, 2020 at 12:27 pm |

    Hi cloudandsea! I’m pleasantly surprised / happy to see this novel up on SSB! I’ve looked at the summary several times, but just haven’t found the courage to read it because I heard it’s pretty heavy, and, even after suffering through all the angst, doesn’t have a happy ending (like The Wind Goes, As He Knows). Would you say this is one of Jiu Yue Xi’s must-read novels? I’m really torn about whether to attempt this novel (or not)!! :’)

  2. cloudandsea
    cloudandsea January 28, 2020 at 2:45 am |

    Hi dramasbooksandtea! It is really quite heavy, I don’t think I will read again. They had quite a number of scenes on army scenes which I briefly read through and skipped >__<

  3. dramasbooksandtea
    dramasbooksandtea January 29, 2020 at 1:05 am |

    Hi cloudandsea! Thanks for responding to my query, I’ll take your warning to heart and pick it up when I’m finally ready for some heartbreak :’) Have you read all of Jiu Yue Xi’s novels though? Do you have any particular favourites? I’m stuck in a sweet / comedic novel phase right now, but I’m sure I’ll grow weary of it one day and return to angsty novelists like Jiu Yue Xi, Twentine and Tong Hua..

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