老鼠愛大米 — 王啟文 – Blind Girl and the Mouse

This is a music video about a Chinese love story. I’m sure I have bits of this story wrong but this is how I remember it being told to me:

In China there’s a very beautiful blind girl that works at a little flower shop. A Chinese boy who is fat and not so handsome always spends time with her and falls in love with her. They start to spend time together and she falls in love with him too.

One day they are out and he goes to get ice cream. While he’s getting the ice cream she gets hit by a car. He feels so guilty that he wasn’t present to look after her. He prays to God and says he will do anything if she will live. She lives and miraculously has her sight back.

But the price the boy pays is he is turned into a hamster (mouse). The girl falls in love with her doctor and the mouse (that’s really the ugly fat boy) is given to her as a gift. She feels the same feelings of love when she is with the mouse. But she marries the doctor. The rat is kept as a pet and she cherishes it.

Mmmmm…… this story is very disturbing. Ok, so maybe I get the bargain bit where the guy had to be turned into a mouse in return for her life. But then he has to sit as a rat and watch her fall in love with the doctor. And then day after day sit in his little cage and watch them be in love.

Maybe he likes it. Maybe there’s more to the story where he’s very happy to see her life fulfilled even if he isn’t part of it. That would be noble – but he has to be a rat too? If I was God (I’m not), I would have given her sight back and then told the fat boy to go on a diet. I think that’s the nicer thing to do. Of course, not a very interesting story that way. In fact, I probably would have made sure they had ice cream together and THEN told the boy to go on a diet. I’m a softie. I don’t think I’d make a very good God.

So is the girl a slut? I mean the minute she gets her sight back she goes for the doctor. Don’t doctors take oaths so they don’t get involved with patients? This is all very confusing to me.

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  • No, no, no. You’ve only seen the premierre – there will be a half dozen more episodes before
    the writers can accurately assess viewer interest, and then possibly green-light a new series.

    Episode 1

    “A Woman’s Mind” – Synopsis: The real reason the heroine married the doctor becomes clear
    to viewers, but eludes the physician. (His scientific expertise is the only means by which Mr. Mouse
    might be returned to human-status.)

    Episode 2

    “Near Death Experience” – Synopsis: The heroine’s new husband is fired from his job and turns
    house-husband. While cleaning the apartment, he places the mouse cage on the balcony, which is
    visited by the neighbour’s ferocious Siamese cat.

    Episode 3

    “Switcheroo” – Synopsis: Househusband quickly purchases a new mouse in hopes heroine will
    not discover her beloved pet is missing. Much to his dismay, heroine somehow intuits his deception,
    and flees the apartment toting a 20 pound block of cheddar.

    Episode 4

    “Rain, Rain, Go Away” – Synopsis: Torrential rains hinder heroine’s search for her beloved mouse.
    She cries tears as big as rain-drops beneath a pier. Suddenly, a lone sun-beam breaks through,
    illuminating one very wet mouse clinging precariously to an empty ice-cream
    cone box.

    Episode 5

    “Rehired and Retired” – Synopsis: Husband is rehired by evil boss when other employees cannot
    reproduce his amazing lab-results. Heroine stages a romantic dinner for two over lab Bunsen burners
    in an effort to get husband to reveal the secret of his discoveries. Filled with new hope and much wine,
    he provides the very answer the heroine has been seeking. Heroine places passed-out husband in miniature
    particle accelerator, kisses beloved mouse tenderly, and sets him beside snoring husband. Heroine places
    wedding ring in husband’s lab-coat pocket before closing doors and pushing ‘start’ button.

    Episode 6

    “Three Blind Mice” – Synopsis: Heroine is shaken to the core after opening the door of particle
    accelerator. From the darkness emerges a human hand, bearing a pizza. She smiles with joy,
    but then gasps and feints. A mouse shoots across the floor. A third figure emerges from the
    blackness..a human figure, dragging a long tail..

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