Story of a Big Player from Gangnam - Chapter 854
Chapter 854: Movie Preview of Menghuan Yinghua (1) – Part 1
On the same day when GH Machines’ President Jong-Suk Park flew to Japan, Gun-Ho received a text message from SH Investment Partners, saying that he purchased Dyeon Korea’s stock of 45,000.
Gun-Ho made a call to President Geun-Soo Son right away.
“How many shares have we purchased so far?”
“We have now 113,000 shares, sir.”
“From now on, I will include the total number of shares accumulated when I send you a daily report, sir.”
“That will be nice. And, did you file the Four Major Public Insurance?”
“Yes, we did, sir. Ms. Seung-Hee Park was here earlier and finished filing it.”
“Oh, is that right?”
“Ms. Seung-Hee Park often stops by the office these days, and she does her own work here, like making phone calls to solicit insurance. She is also making insurance contracts here as well.”
“Doesn’t it distract your work? Her making calls to solicit insurance can be noisy enough to interrupt what you do there, doesn’t it?”
“That’s totally fine with me, sir. I’m not easily distracted with my work since I only deal with one type of stock—Dyeon Korea. I will need to stay focused though when I have to sell them. And, Ms. Seung-Hee Park doesn’t usually stay long in the office anyway.”
“Hmm, I see.”
“If Ms. Seung-Hee Park asks you what you do at work, just tell her that you are buying and selling bonds, stocks, and things like that. You shouldn’t tell her specifically what stock that you are dealing with.”
“Of course, sir. I know what I’m doing here. I will never disclose what I do here to anybody. It’s for myself as well.”
“You can use the company’s business credit card to pay for your lunch.”
“Can I pay Ms. Seung-Hee Park’s lunch with the credit card as well, sir?”
“Thank you, sir.”
“I want you to understand that even if you see any good stocks that you strongly believe we could make a lot of money with, you shouldn’t pay attention to it, but just focus on what I specifically instructed you to do.”
“I know that, sir. I don’t even check other stocks. If I do, that will distract my work here.”
“It seems that the branch manager of Gangnam Stock Brokerage Firm introduced me to a very good person.”
“Thank you, sir.”
After getting off the phone with SH Investment Partners’ President Geun-Soo Son, Gun-Ho was sitting at his desk. At the moment, he received a call from Director Woon-Hak Sim in China.
“It’s Director Woon-Hak Sim, sir.”
“Yes. It’s Gun-Ho Goo. How are you?”
“A movie review for our movie—Menghuan Yinghua—is scheduled to be held in Shanghai City this coming Friday. Huanle Shiji Production Company is officially inviting you to the movie preview, sir.”
“A movie preview? The place will be packed with so many people, won’t it? And I’m sure there will be a lot of reporters as well.”
“It will be, and Ms. Mori Aikko will be there too, sir. I thought I should let you know that.”
“Mori Aikko will be there… I’ve seen movie previews without their female leading actress, but I guess Mori Aikko decided to attend it.”
“Her presence will make a huge difference in our marketing effort. As you mentioned, a lot of reporters will be there, and that gives us a good opportunity to advertise our movie.”
“I will think about whether I will be there or not, and will let you know.”
“If you decide to come, I will be at the airport to pick you up, sir.”
After getting off the phone with Director Woon-Hak Sim, Gun-Ho thought about going to the movie preview.
‘I’m not very busy these days anyway. Each of my companies is being run by its other presidents or its executive officers, and they are doing fine. I don’t have to be here. Maybe I should go to China for a trip. I can meet Mori Aikko there. But, Jong-Suk Park is coming back from his trip to Japan this Friday though…
Maybe I should make a one-day trip to China. I go there on Friday and see Mori Aikko, and then come back to Korea on the same day. Mori Aikko must feel tired after the movie preview though. It wouldn’t look good if I ask her to come to a hotel when she was busy with her work.’
Gun-Ho made a call to Director Woon-Hak Sim.
“It’s Gun-Ho Goo. I will come to the movie preview this Friday. Mori Aikko is in the movie, I think I should be there to support her.”
“Yes, sir. When you make a flight reservation, please let me know. I will be at the airport waiting for you. Which hotel would you like to stay, sir? Does the Grand Central Hotel sound good? That is the hotel that you stayed in last time. I will make a room reservation for you.”
“I don’t need a hotel room. I will return to Korea on the same day. Huanle Shiji Production Company doesn’t have to make any arrangements for me. I want to make this trip quiet.”
“Understood, sir. I will let them know that.”
It was Friday.
Gun-Ho left Korea from the Incheon International Airport and arrived at Pudong Airport in Shanghai City, China. Director Woon-Hak Sim was waiting for Gun-Ho at the airport, just like he said that he would. He was wearing a neat outfit since he would attend the movie preview as one of the movie directors.
“Where is the movie preview held?”
“It will be held in Qun Yi Guan on Nanjing Road. Everyone from Huanle Shiji Production Company is there right now.”
“Hmm, is that right?”
“Huanle Shiji Production Company have been working so hard for this movie. For them, their company’s continuing business depends on the success of this movie.”
Gun-Ho arrived at the place where the movie preview was being held. The building looked a bit outdated. Its architectural style was showing it. There were a lot of people who came to attend the movie preview. Some of them were reporters, and some of them were celebrities. At the entrance, the staff from Huanle Shiji Production Company was sitting at a desk and greeted each visitor.
“Can I see your invitation letter, sir, please?”
The staff didn’t seem to recognize Gun-Ho, and she asked him to show his invitation. Director Sim had handed Gun-Ho the invitation letter on the way from the airport in the car. Gun-Ho showed the staff that invitation letter. After checking the invitation letter, the staff lady placed a sticker on the right side of Gun-Ho’s shoulder.
“What is this?”
“You need to keep that sticker, so you can pass the next door.”
Gun-Ho and Director Sim entered the event hall. Another door was open for them, and another Huanle Shiji Production Company’s staff distributed some snacks and beverages while busily making small talk. Before giving the snack, they made sure that everyone had a sticker on their shoulder.
Gun-Ho took the popcorn, cookies, and a beverage, and he headed to the first row where all the VIP seats were placed. Some of them were vacant. Huanle Shiji Production Company’s President Baogang Chen and Director Yan Wu were already sitting on one of those seats. The screenwriter lady—Ms. Ailing Feng—was there as well. Gun-Ho could quickly recognize her because of her grey hair that stood out.
“Hey, Mr. President Goo. Thank you for coming.”
Gun-Ho exchanged greetings with President Baogang Chen, Director Yan Wu, and Ms. Ailing Feng.
“We are finally here. You’ve done great work,” Gun-Ho said.
“I’m so grateful for your financial support while we made our movie, sir.”
Gun-Ho sat on a chair in the front row and looked at the stage. A very long table and several chairs were placed there. Those were probably for the actors and actresses of the movie. A banner was hanging behind the table as well. Gun-Ho read what was written on the banner.
“‘Presentation for Menghuan Yinghua’s Theme’? That’s how Chinese say for this event? It sounds like some part of exam questions.”
Above the writing, the name of the movie production company was written as Huanle Shiji Production Company, and below it, it said that Tong Gan Gong Fu; it was written in red.
“Tong Gan Gong Fu? Does that mean study together and be rich?”