The new assistant was called Li Yaoyao. The week before Ji Yi started on the set of "The Tempestuous Grand Tang," she had already been trained under Zhuang Yi to start taking care of Ji Yi's everyday needs.
Aside from this, if Ji Yi had to name something else interesting that happened, it'd be the time she got a penta-kill while playing with Tang Huahua the day before the end-of-term exams.
Having gone through a great rise and fall, betrayal, and even near-death experience, these peaceful days were a blessing for Ji Yi.
But later on, Ji Yi realized she was wrong. She thought her life was serene and uneventful, but it was actually the calm before the storm.
This storm came unusually suddenly, without any warning whatsoever.
The day before the storm, it was Lunar New Year eve.
Casting for the leading actress for "The Tempestuous Grand Tang" wasn't hard, but compared to the leading actress for "The Legend of Qingcheng," Ji Yi was a weaker choice than Qian Ge. From the very beginning, ratings for the "The Legend of Qingcheng" were slightly higher.
But after the first week of broadcasting "The Tempestuous Grand Tang," the story picked up and the ratings started to rise slowly. As the end of the Spring festival approached, the ratings actually became on par with "The Legend of Qingcheng."
Seeing that the ratings for "The Tempestuous Grand Tang" weren't bad, Ji Yi's mood also improved. On the morning of new year's eve, she casually glanced at the rating report right after she got up and discovered that the ratings for "The Tempestuous Grand Tang" actually managed to beat "The Legend of Qingcheng" by 0.1.
Even if it was just 0.1, Ji Yi's mood became exceedingly good. While freshening up, she couldn't help but hum a song.
After breakfast, Ji Yi went shopping with her mum in preparation for new year's. On their way back, they passed a flower shop. An impulse came over Ji Yi and she asked the driver to stop the car. She ran over to the flower shop and carefully picked out some flowers after a while. Hugging a big bouquet, she left and got back into the car.
After they arrived back home, Ji Yi spent over two hours putting colorful, fresh flowers in each room.
Ji Yi admired her finished product and didn't forget to take a photo. She opened the Meitu app, adjusted the lighting and color, then posted the photo on Moments with the caption: "Fresh flowers to welcome the new year."
The nanny of the house was back in her hometown, so her mum was single-handedly preparing new year's dinner.
After Ji Yi arranged the flowers, she was called in to help wrap dumplings.
By the time the dishes came out, filling a large dining table with new year's food, it was already six in the evening.
With her phone in hand, Ji Yi saw that there were a dozen likes and messages under her casual photo of fresh flowers. Most of the comments read: "Happy new year."
Zhuang Yi's reply was unique: "Remember to choose a good one to post on Weibo."
Ji Yi took over a dozen photos of her new year's dinner then she ran over to the bathroom. After turning on the lights, she took a selfie under the warm glow then chose the best photo from her new year's dinner photos and her selfies. She posted them on Weibo with the caption: "Happy new year everybody!"
As "The Tempestuous Grand Tang" began to be broadcast, Ji Yi got over a billion fans. After the photo was successfully posted on Weibo, there were over a thousand likes in a short minute.
Ji Yi read fans' comments for a while before her mum called her down to eat new year's dinner.
After new year's dinner was over, the new year's special on TV started.
Ji Yi wasn't particularly interested as she purely watched it to spend time with her parents.