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蔡依林 Jolin Tsai - 不一樣又怎樣 We’re All Different, Yet The Same 

The message in this MV is too beautiful not to share. Mandopop queen Jolin Tsai has invited veteran award-winning Taiwanese actress Gui Ya Lei and Ruby Lin to guest star.

Based on a true story, the MV follows an old lesbian couple, Zhang Shu Yue (Gui Ya Lei) and Qiu Xiu Man, who have been living together for the past 30 years.

We open with a scene where the nurse walks into the ward, and asks Zhang, “Are you the family of Qiu?” Zhang replies yes. The nurse then asks, “What is your relationship with her?”, to which Zhang hesitates.

Flashback to when Qiu was first hospitalized, the hospital needs authorization from a legally recognized family member to proceed with treatment. Zhang, hesitating to come out, states that Qiu is her best friend and dearest person in the world. The hospital, however, is unable to accept her as a signatory. 

At this moment, Zhang’s younger self played by Jolin appears, and brings her into a dream where she and young Qiu (Ruby Lin) are getting married. The lovely fantasy reminds Zhang of the strength of her love with Qiu, and the courage to protect that and stand for herself. The closing sequence echoes the opening, but this time Zhang tells the nurse firmly, “She is my wife.”

Absolutely beautiful. 

女方女方愛對方 不簡單也很平凡 Two women love each other, It’s not easy but also not out of the ordinary

在同一張床 讓人生變不平凡 On the same bed, they make each others’ lives extraordinary

是甚麼樣 就怎麼辦 非一般又怎麼樣 It is what it is, so what if it’s different?

還不是照樣尋找最愛是誰的答案 Don’t we all seek for the one we love?

庸俗地海枯石爛 世俗又憑什麼為難 Cheesy to the heavens in our promises of forever, what right has the world to make this difficult

不一樣 都一樣 有各樣的患難 Different, yet all the same, there are all kinds of struggles

不一樣 也一樣 有分合有聚散 Different, yet all the same, there are separations and reunions

各有各一生一世 (也)各有各的溫柔鄉 Each has their own life to live, each has their own center of warmth

哦愛不是抽象的信仰 有血有汗 Oh, love is not an abstract belief, it is made of blood and sweat

另一半變成老伴 留下非一般的遺產 When one’s lover ages, they leave behind an unusual legacy

愛一個人 看究竟需要多勇敢 To love a person, how much courage do we need?

另一種愛情的結晶 就是更單純的浪漫 The crystallization of another kind of love, is the purest form of romance

不一樣 也一樣 有分合有聚散 Different, yet all the same, there are separations and reunions

各有各一生一世 (也)各有各的溫柔鄉 Each has their own life to live, each has their own center of warmth

哦愛不是抽象的信仰 有血有汗 Oh, love is not an abstract belief, it is made of blood and sweat

誰比誰美滿 由誰來衡量 Who is happier, is it for anyone to judge?

不用誰原諒 就讓感動萬世留芳 Forget the forgiveness of others, just let your love move the world

哦不一樣 都一樣 Oh different, it’s all the same

信望愛 都一樣 Belief in love, it’s all the same

不一樣 都一樣 從缺憾 找圓滿 Different, all the same, from imperfection, seek fulfillment

不一樣 也一樣 會快樂 會悲傷 Different, and still the same, there are happy times, and there are sad ones

各有各一生一世 (也)各有各的溫柔鄉 Each has their own life to live, each has their own center of warmth

神不神聖 愛這種信仰 誰說了算 What is sacred, with something like love, who has the right to say