His experience in being an extra made Chu Chen realized that it was much easier to earn money in this job as compared to being a dishwasher for restaurants.
He quit his job at the restaurant and obtained a place amongst the extras in the suburban city's Film and TV industry. The building was very far from his house, and he had to leave the house before the sun had even risen. He would cross half of the city in search of opportunities. After work, he would then spend another three to four hours rushing home to help his mother boil water, cook, and wash her feet.
Occasionally, when he looked into the mirror, he was already unable to recognize himself.
As compared to his pictures as a student living a worry-free life, his life now seemed worlds apart.
His mother's heart ached for him, and she would weep alone frequently thinking that he was unaware. However, the wet towels and her swollen red eyes had long betrayed her. Her tears made Chu Chen even more heartbroken and guilty.