23 Years Ago, A Bizarre Disappearance
1989, Ipoh in autumn. Along a street lived two good friends, Yu Jian Cai and Luo Dong Fa, who were neighbours.
Jian Cai was a plumber, and his wife, Chen Jia Yi, was a hairdresser. They have two sons, the elder being Guang Jie, and the younger being Guang Wei. This seemingly warm family actually had seeds of jealousy deeply ingrained in it. As Jia Yi was very beautiful and Jian Cai had a low self-esteem, he was always jealous when she was with male customers.
To take care of her children and reduce his jealousy, Jia Yi quit her job and opened a small hairdressing salon nearby. However, he did not appreciate her efforts and still felt as insecure, if not worse.
At the neighbouring house, Dong Fa was known in the neighbourhood as a gangster who collected money for illegal gambling businesses. He even made his son, Yu Hang, skip school to collect 4D money. As his wife, Yue Qin, was sick of living in fear, she tried to persuade him to go straight, but to no avail.