People migrate to the cities for various reasons. For Qiu, it was a fight that happened at school that resulted in a family conflict. When he was 18, Qiu went to a city looking for people from his home area to help him find accommodation and a job. Life in the city is always difficult for the newcomer, but they gradually settle into the urban way of life. Qiu met Ju, a girl from the same home area, and they soon married and had twin boys. With help from Ju’s cousin, they started in business, but the hard work it required put pressure on their marriage, which finally led to their divorce.