Lulu has left Beijing for Berkeley, and Beibei and Niuniu feel lost. The three have been inseparable since Niuniu came back from America four years ago. Over lunch at a chic French restaurant, 36-year-old Beibei tells Niuniu: 'I really wish I had a child.' Niuniu is surprised, because Beibei has always been adamant about not wanting to be a mother. 'I'm proud of being a self-centered, hedonistic Chinese woman,' she always says. 'I'm the manifestation of social progress in China.' 'Is your biological clock ticking away?' Niuniu asks. 'Yes,' she says. 'But I don't want to have children with Dabin. I don't love him and he doesn't love me. Any feelings of trust and respect between us are gone. Maybe I should have divorced him a long time ago.' 'Well, Lulu and I encouraged you to,' says Niuniu. 'We talked about this many times. You always said 'men are all the same'. You have an open marriage and you take lovers whenever it suits you. We thought that was what you wanted.' 'I'm not really happy,' Beibei says. 'Too many lovers have made my life complicated. Having lots of lovers means no one truly loves me. I'd like to live a simple life with one simple man I love.' 'Ah,' says Niuniu. 'So, is Spring Ocean different from your other lovers?' Spring Ocean is one of the singers who Beibei's company represents. The two have been seeing each other for six months. 'Yes,' says Beibei. 'We've had some serious talks. He says he can't stand being a married woman's lover. He wants me to divorce Dabin and marry him. He says he really loves me. 'But I'm not sure,' she says. 'Do you think he really loves me or just wants to use me to help him with his career? I'm so afraid of being taken advantage of by a man.' 'That's why I am happy being poor,' says Niuniu. 'No one will ever take advantage of me for my money. Life is much simpler. But, anyway, my philosophy is to give people a chance. I think Spring Ocean is a nice boy, and very mature for his age. Maybe you should give him a chance.' Beibei has a sip of tea. 'Yes,' she says. 'But he's 10 years younger than me. Would a marriage like that be stable? What will happen when I get old, and he's still full of desire?' 'I think you should ask yourself a more important question. Do you love Spring Ocean enough to marry him?' 'It's hard to say,' says Beibei. 'But he's the only man I dream about having babies with. I don't know why. Sometimes when I look at him, I wonder what our baby will be like. Will he have his nose or mine, his smile or mine?' 'Here's what I think,' says Niuniu. 'Before, you didn't want children - perhaps because you didn't love the men enough. You care for Spring Ocean so much that you want to create a living legacy of your love in a child.' Beibei thinks for a while. 'I've never tried to analyse this like you just did,' she says. 'But I've come to realise that I should have ended my marriage a long time ago. If I had, I'd be less cynical. Now, I should really grab the chance.' 'Beibei, that's wonderful! You've found your other half. Have the wedding this year, so we can ask Lulu to come back.' Lulu has found her dream place: America. Now, Beibei has found her dream man. But what about Niuniu? She needs a dream place, and a dream man, too. Niuniu smiles. 'I've found my dream place,' she thinks. 'China. It can be dirty, crowded, and raw sometimes, but it's exciting and thrilling. It's my home. 'And I know that somewhere in this massive land, among the millions and millions of people, there's a dream man just for me.'