At first the owner of the Smalleye Backpacker building was not willing to take the trouble to restore the structure, but George Hsu said to him: “Is your house an asset or a liability? If you don’t fix it up, it is a liability.”
The loan payments are treated as liabilities.
Young people returning to their hometown, fixing up old houses… it all sounds romantic, doesn’t it? But in fact it requires hard-nosed practicality.
- hard-nosed 冷靜的；腳踏實地的
Her character is described as " hard-nosed yet emotional."