At the age of forty-three, Liu Di still had no success. He had worked as an employee of a power plant for more than twenty years, living a life of nine to five years. At the age of thirty, he had managed to get himself a production quality inspector. He looked good, but in reality, he was only a supervising worker in a small workshop. Over the next decade or so, a cup of tea and a newspaper in a small office came to pass.