Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011 - My Binondo Girl

Episode 8 August 31, 2011

After hearing Jade’s story, Zeny tells her daughter not to come back home if she continues with her plans to go to China.
Jean tries to come to terms in accepting Yuan into their family and tries to be happy when Chen tells her that Yuan will be visiting them. Edison’s sons, Andy and Trevor anticipate Yuan’s arrival at the China office, for Chen has announced that Yuan will be joining them. Jade persists with her plans and moves out of their house. She leaves a letter to her mom but Zeny calls Chen regarding their daughter, making Jade panic once again.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011 - My Binondo Girl

Episode 7IAugust 30, 2011

Jade is worried about the testing because Chen might find out about her lies.
However, the test does not reveal she is female and Chen announces him as his son. Onyx tells Jade it is enough that her mother and lola are out of jail, so she doesn’t have to worry so much. Chen is however persistent that Yuan learn the ropes of his business and wants him to come to China. Jade manages to hurdle another problem again regarding her visa and she wants Onyx to cover for her while she is in China. Her friend though refuses to be her accomplice for he thinks Jade is crazy for still wanting her father’s approval. Jade tries to stop him from telling Zeny but her mother discovers the bit of hair she kept when she cut it short. Zeny soon learns Jade’s secret.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011 - My Binondo Girl

Episode 6 August 29, 2011

Chen agrees to have her mother and lola freed from prison.
Jade shares her secret with Onyx and he had no other choice but to aid her with her charade. Chen continues to ignore his wife Jean and daughter Amethyst. Jean shares this problem to her friend Ningning, who is also the wife of Chen’s business partner Edison. After hearing of Chen’s plan to put Yuan in the company, Edison says his son’s are the ones who deserve to take over the business. Meanwhile, Jade tells Zeny her father just agreed to set them free without any conditions. However, Jade was again forced to pretend to be Yuan when Chen asks him to go to his office. She later finds out her father wants to make sure he is his son and he will undergo DNA testing.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26, 2011 - My Binondo Girl

Episode 5 August 26, 2011

Onyx tries to cheer Jade up after the incident.
He takes her out on a ‘date’ but it was actually a distraction for her family and neighbors to prepare a surprise birthday celebration for her. Tragedy strikes however when their apartment bursts into flames. Jade goes in to save her memory box despite the impending danger. When Zeny discovers what she did, she becomes angry for Jade should have let Chen’s memories burn. Meanwhile Chen loses his son to Jean on the same night in a car accident. He becomes cold to Jean and their daughter Amethyst as if his son is the only thing that matters to him. Because of their financial difficulties, Jade attempts to get a job at her father’s company. Jean, who interviews her, rejects her and has her forcefully removed from the building. Zeny tries to defend her daughter but is instead accused of stealing at the office. Jade tries to ask her father for help but he coldly tells her to present her brother Yuan for him to help her family. Later that evening Jade decides to transform herself into her brother so as to have her mother freed from jail.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011 - My Binondo Girl

Episode 4IAugust 25, 2011

Onyx brings home balloons and food from the prom thinking Jade can somehow experience the event through those things.
When he manages to force Jade into dancing with him, he kisses her on the hand which makes her mad. The next day, Jade receives news about her college scholarship and she excitedly goes to her friend to tell him about it. When she finds him hanging out with Marissa, Jade tries to pull off a crazy bike stunt to impress him. However, she and Onyx end up injured, as the latter saves her from a major accident. Onyx tells her she has to give up her toughie act as a fa├žade for her hang up over her relationship with her father. Zeny talks to Jade about this and makes her realize she doesn’t need to be a ‘boy’, she only needs to be herself to be loved by other people. Jade and Onyx soon make up and got through college together. One day though, while talking on the side walk, a SUV almost hits them and Jade is dumbfounded to see her father alight the vehicle.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011 - My Binondo Girl

Episode 3IAugust 24, 2011

When Jade learns that her friend Onyx’s father, Arturo, is leaving for China, she squeezes herself in his luggage so she can go and talk to her father.
When Zeny learns of this she panics and eventually retrieves Jade before the ship left the pier. She tells Jade never to think less of her self just because they were left by her father. Onyx and Jade grow up to be the best of friends. Jade becomes more of a tomboy, even learning bike stunts like Onyx. When a classmate, Marissa, takes notice of Onyx, Jade becomes more conscious of her looks. She starts thinking why Onyx could be interested to take Marissa as his date to their prom.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011 - My Binondo Girl

Episode 2IAugust 23, 2011

Jade goes to the bakery next door and asks the Chinese owner Akong about the significance of male children in the Chinese culture.
After his explanation, Jade goes home and dresses up like a boy, surprising both Zeny and Amor. Zeny tells Jade there is nothing they can do to change who she is for her father to accept her. Chen on the other hand, keeps on longing for Yuan, and this irritates his new wife Jean to no end. Jean goes to Zeny’s neighborhood and mistakes Jade for Yuan as she is wearing boy’s clothes. Jean tries to kidnap Jade but Zeny’s neighbors catches her and reports her to the police. Chen later bails out his wife and Zeny warns them to stay away. Zeny makes up to Jade by attending her school sportfest for fathers. She wins a special trophy for their team as she takes on the role of both father and mother to Jade.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011 - My Binondo Girl

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During her 5th birthday, Jade Dimaguiba discovers from her mother Zeny that her father passed away when she was young.
Zeny fabricated a story about meeting her father in China where she was an English teacher and how he got killed in a freak accident and how she lost her brother Yuan in a miscarriage. Amor, Zeny’s mother, says she should stop telling Jade lies and admit that they were abandoned by Chen Sy, her ex-husband, when she chose to return to Manila after his family almost gave Jade up for adoption. Zeny hides the truth knowing it would hurt Jade. One day though, a man arrives at their door and reveals he is Chen, her father. Zeny thought he was going to take away Jade but he was looking for his son Yuan. Zeny was angry and drove Chen away, not even telling him the truth. Jade was devastated for her father didn’t want her and wishes Yuan was the one who lived instead.

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