It’s that Summer in Spain, The pair of sun-burned ears!
Rainie Yang, you perfect being you!
It sure doesn’t feel that long ago that I posted about Rainie Yang’s PV that was tackling the gay issue. And now guess what I find during my daily game of ‘Raid YouTube’? I found yet another Gem that is Rainie-chan’s PV. Now, I am not sure but I think Rainie was really affected by her role in one of the best yuri movies of all time – Spider Lilies. I mean, all those yuri PVs in the span of less than two years is kind of…
This time, it’s another awesome yuri PV and by all that’s holy, I love it so much. It does not beat around the bush. It does what it set out to do and while it might fall in the category of SAD/BAD END, it does so very deliciously. I mean, there is a lot of people who don’t end up together but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love each other. Sometimes it is the circumstances that force them apart, as in the case here, while others can be like First Love or something. While it hurts, it doesn’t mean that we don’t cherish it. Which is also kind of important here in this PV of another lovely Rainie’s song titled ‘ The Summer in Spain’.
But I am sure if you know of this, then you must know as well that it isn’t new. Actually this one came out before even the last PV I posted about last year. Yep, I ashamedly admit that I just found out about a PV that came out in 2012! That’s like, two whole hears ago! What is wrong with me?!! But I hear that there’s a saying that goes something like ‘Better late than never’ so…
Do not panic!
Stay Calm and believe! I know you are worried now that you have seen Dick but believe me, there is nothing to fear this time! Believe me, I’ve been there and I can assure you that you have nothing to fear. I know from experience that when there is two girls and one guy involved, things rarely end well but not this time brothers and sisters, not this time! Rainie-sama is all done with the generics and is up for some world-shattering out-of-the-box approach. Now not to say that she is the first one to do it but in China, not an easy thing to do.
So, as like always, PVs as short as they are with virtually no explanations for them (plot details) most of the time leave the viewer to come up with their own take on what conclusions they come up with after watching them. Kind of like poetry, many different ways for interpretation! I love that! And as such, from here on I am going to be walking through this PV with my own understanding of the story. I am probably very wrong, if the truth exists somewhere, but I am not going to go over board and into delusion territory so fear not.
What we can all agree on is that this PV is a recollection, or is about a summer holiday that Rainie (in the story) took. What we don’t really know is anything about the other two characters. Well, I don’t know anything. Someone out there probably does, maybe even Rainie gave a small synopsis of the story with them included but I don’t know about it. If anyone here does, please do share.
Any way, I don’t know if the other two characters are people that she met over there or if they are her friends from back home and they went on holiday there together. But if the latter is the truth, then why did Rainie have to leave by herself and leave the other two behind. Which then makes the former the right, well, better conclusion.
Next I don’t know if they were a couple or just friends. The relationship presentation of the three was kind of complex. The guy rarely appeared in the PV and when he did, it was like a catalyst to ignite the two girls’ relationship development. If the other two were a couple, it then kind of puts a blank within the story because then it is about her not Rainie, which it might be but I am getting ahead of myself here as usual so let me back-track a bit.
The way the PV opens up, and the way I saw how the guy was treated, it kind of leans towards the point of the three being friends. The vibes that are easily read are that the Girl (Damn it, I wish I knew her name) and Dick have this thing, this budding thing that makes them look like a couple, or look like they would be one if only given the chance. Rainie also comes off as the other laid back friend that might also like the guy but will instead choose to stay back and let her friend take the guy even though she secretly likes him too. Which of course also means that the guy might like Rainie more than the other but he will also not choose her but instead go steady with the other friend, thus making a complete mess of things, and thus cometh the angst monster!
But in this PV, things aren’t that cut and dry. I said it does look like but it is not like that! Especially the girl, she is more complicated than the generic friend that gets the guy in a threesome friendship despite she not being the one he loves most. No, it did look like she was spending more time with him than Rainie but that wasn’t the case. She was actually more inclined to be with Rainie than the guy which was a complete surprise to me.
Rainie too, her jealous would come off as a girl that is jealous of Dick for she loves the Girl but can’t have her, or maybe she is jealous of the Girl for she is also in love with Dick. Neither of those are the case here. In fact she is like, the one that doesn’t have those sorts of feelings. It is the girl that begins everything not Rainie or the guy! Rainie was just a normal friend without benefits, something that you don’t see at all in threesome friendships. The poor guy too, he was mostly ignored both in the story and in the PV as the girls preferred to spent time together than with him. Of course they did play with him from time to time but it must have been painful for him, to be on holiday with two lovely girls all to himself only to spend most of the time alone.
So, what changes during this vacation in Spain to turn Rainie into a crying mess if emotions?
Well, it was simple actually. So simple yet so effective. Kind of makes me actually believe a little in the impossible, like a sheet of pare stopping a bullet (apparently it’s possible). Just a little thing is all it took for things to change in the lives of three friends, well, two of them since the guy had no clue at all probably on what went on during the vacation that he was a part of.
Rainie and the guy are out having something to eat and pass the time while the Girl is back inside reading a book. She comes out to join her friend and what she sees stopped her whole body functions cold. No, they were not kissing or cuddling or touching intimately or something along those lines! No, all they were doing was eating, with Rainie in the motion of feeding the guy. hey, they are on vacation, there to have a good time so why not some fan service to Dick? It’s only feeding after all! And in fact Rainie didn’t think nothing of it. She wasn’t even surprised or feel guilty when she saw the Girl standing there, staring at them like she had just seen God or something.
That fact there also told me that Dick and the Girl were not in a relationship because otherwise Rainie wouldn’t be doing something like that. Or if she did, they she should have shown embarrassment at knowing what the Girl was thinking she was doing with her boyfriend, if they were in that kind of relationship, which they might be but again, we shall never know.
During that scene something changes in the girl, I think that it is the that finally comes to know her true feelings towards Rainie. The shock and the jealousy she must have felt in that moment must have been world shuttering. To think that something as simple as seeing someone feed would get you to come to terms with deeper emotions towards that someone.
And so from that moment on things begin to get super awkward, with the two girls’ interactions that before were simply the two having fun, now they are filled with heavy tension and deeper layers. it was especially hard on the Girl but the way Rainie was not negatively affected by this change in her kind of tells a different story on her. Her lack of surprise or resistance, and sometimes encouragement tells me that those little actions of hers towards Dick were in fact her jealousy of the Girl favouring him with her time more than she does her. Which means that Rainie must have harboured feelings for the Girl all this time but was only better at keeping them under control than any other in her situation that has ever come before.
That scene you see about when Rainie is wiping the sweat off the Girl, then the girl goes to return the favour only this time she is seeing Rainie in a whole new light and her resistance to these very new and very strong feelings is totally futile. She falls under the spell and let’s them slip from under her that letting Rainie know of them. She is of course afraid, this being all completely new to her and probably not knowing what to do. But Rainie has been waiting for this moment for only Lord knows how long so she takes things forward. She encourages the Girl and probably in doing so, letting known her own feelings.
They kiss there or the first time.
Too bad the kiss was hidden so we did not get to see it but really, that was what we were supposed to think happened. Anyone who doesn’t are the most in-denial people I have ever come across. What we get to see is the two being cute as Rainie nuzzles, touches, smells, does all kinds of cute things to the Girl’s face. They have the eye sex for now, study each other’s lips with unguarded wanton that is to sure be fed later on in bed. Speaking of which…
They totally did it!
Back-tracking, I mentioned how Rainie must have had feelings for the Girl for a long time already but what if that wasn’t the case? She sings this song as if it was only during this vacation that she first fell in love, which means that she hadn’t had any romantic feelings for the girl before then. This complicates things. It might mean that Rainie was in fact with a bit of a crush on the guy and hadn’t thought about the Girl in that way at all. It means that it was only after the Girl made hers known that Rainie even considered loving her.
But then there is still the question as to why they were so secretive about it (at least it seemed that way to me) for I don’t think that Dick knew about it. So does that mean that Dick and the Girl must have been together only that it the Girl’s life got turned upside down when she actually falls for her befriend instead? Obviously it seems like they are still together by the end (that is if they are seeing each other like that) but even if it seems like Rainie is out of their lives (at least for now, but why though?) and thus the possibility of the relationship turning into hell when the guy learns of Raini and the Girl’s relationship later on, I find it hard to believe that it won’t change any way. One night the Girl will call out Rainie’s name during sex and there will be some explaining to do, that is if she doesn’t break up with the Guy right after Rainie’s leave.
That parting was sad as all hell!
Okay, another view is in order here, maybe Rainie came on holiday to visit these two friends? But then that doesn’t explain the beginning where they are both moving into the new home. So why did she have to leave by herself and the other two stayed? Only explanation is that the Girl and Dick are in a relationship and that Rainie feels that it is best to leave before things get way out of control, though I can’t imagine how much worse it could get other than Dick finding out that she was banging his girlfriend without his knowledge. I mean why would the other two stay even if Rainie’s time was up? Why would they book a longer holiday than hers? Of course it could be that she couldn’t stay longer due to work or something but then wouldn’t the other two friends have adjusted? Or how about picking a different time where there wouldn’t be complications?
Yeah, PVs are stuff of psychology I tell ya! That explanation above might also explain why Rainie didn’t hold the Girl during the photo there. I mean it is not like they haven’t been that touchy feely before in front of Dick so why? The only explanation is that she was feeling the guilt of doing something wrong. And what could have been wrong there except feeling like a criminal holding the Girl that isn’t hers officially in front of her boyfriend? It also explains why the Girl didn’t do more as send off to Rainie! She held back even if you could clearly see that she wanted to do more. Maybe a hug or even a kiss, anything but a simple waving of a hand. These two who have been so touchy before, I bet even Dick felt something was off which is why she suggested that goodbye photo of the two. I don’t think I’ve ever loved Dick like I do this one! If I knew his name I wouldn’t have used Dick in this post but I don’t so…
It was really sad seeing them separate like that! You could see that they still had much more they wanted to say to each other or do but they couldn’t. And then what’s worse, the photo that they take comes out all wrong. Their faces aren’t visible at all and Rainie is already far away from them. Though if it were me, I would so totally risk missing my plane and go back for a proper photo because Go damn, this is my first love, I ain’t coming away without a proper photo!
As for the future, the fact that the song is about this later on and that Rainie is in tears it doesn’t paint a positive picture. Who knows, maybe they will meet again someday as soul mates do and grow old together watching kids play in their lawn or something.
Either way, this is yet another wonderful PV and song from Rainie Yang. No matter how hard I try I always think of Spider Lilies whenever the name Rainie Yang passes my lips and mind. Despite the fact that Isabella is supposed to be the heroine, Rainie comes first to my mind whenever Spider Lilies is involved.
I sure hope I stumble upon another hidden gem in her many PVs like this. She is so good. I can’t wait to see her in another movie, hopefully yuri themed as well.
Any way, I already posted a link to the ENG subbed PV but in case someone missed it,. here is the video on YouTube.