Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend (2015)

★★★☆☆
GENRE(S):
Contemporary, Adult Fiction, Chick Lit
YEAR:
2015

content warning: casual transphobia (gender confirmation surgery is played for laughs at one point), casual racism + colourism (in a context that’s slightly critical, but not criticised),  spoilers

On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiancé willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. 

I first came across Crazy Rich Asians two years ago, when I was a freshman in college. I’d just moved to New York, everything was new, and I was walking down Broadway on my way to Chinatown when I passed by this charming little bookstore called Shakespeare & Company (which is now, due to a leasing issue, unfortunately closed). It had sliding ladders and a small space crammed full of books, which was just how an independent bookstore ought to be.

The book was sitting right in front of the register, very loud, very glittery, very there, and on impulse, I bought it. I bought it, and proceeded to not read it for eight months. But when I did read it, I loved it. It was everything a trashy summer novel should be. In a word: effusive. It was that scene in The Great Gatsby when Nick first walks into Daisy’s house, and the white curtains are blowing in a soft wind, and it is summer, and everything was drenched in sunlight.

Think of China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel to Crazy Rich Asians, as the period of time after Nick finds Gatsby’s body, but before he moves back west.

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Main Characters:

Paige Michalchuk or Holly J Sinclair
JT Yorke or Jimmy Brooks
Spinner Mason or Craig Manning
Hazel Aden or Terri MacGregor
Leia Chang or Chantay Black
Alex Nunez or Ashley Kerwin
Manny Santos or Emma Nelson
Johnny DiMarco or Bruce The Moose
Darcy Edwards or Clare Edwards
Sav Bhandari or Alli Bhandari
Ellie Nash or Marco Del Rossi

Adult Characters:

Archie “Snake” Simpson or Christine “Spike” Nelson
Joey Jeremiah or Caitlin Ryan
Ms. Sauve or Coach Armstrong
Ms. Hatzilakos or Mr. Oleander
Mr. Perino or Ms. Kwan

Friendships:

Clare x Alli or Jenna x Alli
Paige x Hazel or Paige x Ellie
Spinner x Jimmy or Spinner x Jay
Emma x Manny or Darcy x Manny
Marco x Paige x Ellie or Craig x Spinner x Jimmy
Hell Hath No Fury or Paige Michalchuk & The Sex Kittens (PMS)
Janie and the Studz or Downtown Sasquatch

OTPs:

Spinner x Paige or Spinner x Jane
Emma x Sean or Emma x Peter
Manny x Craig or Manny x Spinner
Ashley x Craig or Ashley x Jimmy
Peter x Mia or Peter x Darcy
Paige x Alex or Paige x Spinner
JT x Liberty or JT x Manny
KC x Jenna or KC x Clare

Locations:

Degrassi Community School or The Dot
Smithdale University or Banting University
Bardell High School or Lakehurst High School
Above The Dot or The Ravine
The Cameron Apartment or The Nelson House
The Edwards House or The Brooks House

Seasons:

Season 1 or Season 2
Season 3 or Season 4
Season 5 or Season 6
Season 7 or Season 8
Season 9 or Season 1

anonymous asked:

in the episode "muffy gets mature,"one of katherine's friends kind of looks asian. Michelle Kwan was also in one episode, and sue ellen's "little brother" tenzin is from tibet, so I assume he's asian? they're the only characters other than mei lin that are asian, from what i know :T

Yeah, but those are one-off characters or guests. Aside from Mei-Lin, there isn’t really a semi-regular Asian character on Arthur and by “semi-regular” I mean they have have more than one speaking part, have their own storylines, and are featured (or referenced/acknowledged) more than once a season.

Let’s just see how this goes, Obviously I would. But how many DP fans are still left out there wanting more?

EDIT - Wow it’s amazing to see how many reblogs this is getting so far!. It’s touching to see that the Fandom still lives after all this time and is hungry for more!.

KWAN APPRECIATION POST

ok i know none of you remember him but remember that episode of danny phantom where danny starts dating paulina and kwan befriends sam and tucker becaUSE I DO

JUST

LOOK AT THIS GUY HE’S SO HAPPY

HIS FRIENDS ABANDONED HIM AND HE’S STILL SO HAPPY

JESUS

CHRIST

KWAN WROTE A POEM FOR GOTH SLAM POETRY NIGHT CALLED THE FLUFFY CLOUDS LOOK LIKE FOOTBALLS

KWAN