Ye Mei Xiang is a pampered and spoilt girl who comes from a well-to-do family. She does not have to lift a finger to do anything at home. When her father’s business failed, the family of three moved to a low-cost apartment and had to live frugally to survive.
She could not accept the overnight downgrading from a high and mighty ‘princess’ to a ‘commoner’, and so was critical of everything. She did not want her friends to know her predicament but found out on the first day after she moved in to her new place that her classmate, Xin Yi, was her opposite neighbour.
Over the long holidays, Mei Xiang’s hardened heart was slowly softened by Xin Yi’s kindness and cheerful disposition. Xin Yi often reminded Mei Xiang to smile, no matter how bad a situation was, but Mei Xiang was reluctant to.
When the school holidays were almost over, what Mei Xiang fretted most was round the corner. She was afraid that others would find out that she was no longer a ‘princess’, even more afraid that her two best friends, Li Hua and Xiao Yuan, would ostrocised her due to that. So, she asked Xin Yi to keep it a secret and pretend that they were total strangers in school. Xin Yi had no choice but to agree to that.
In the end, Mei Xiang’s lie snowballed into bigger lies…