Chapter 647: Actress Lia and Aikko (2) – Part 2
Gun-Ho and Aikko came back to Daikanyama and had their early dinner together. Gun-Ho was then getting ready to go to the airport.
“Oppa, you are like a wind to me.”
“Yeah. You come to me like a wind and leave me like a wind too.”
Gun-Ho hugged Aikko tightly.
“You can then be a flower that attracts the wind.”
Gun-Ho gave a deep kiss to Aikko. He then pulled out an envelope from the inner pocket of his blazer.
“This is for your living expenses. I want you to have delicious food.”
Aikko smiled sadly as she took the envelope from him. That was the way she always smiled every time she took money from Gun-Ho.
Gun-Ho arrived at Gimpo International Airport. It was getting dark. Chan-Ho Eom was waiting for Gun-Ho to pick him up.
“The business in Tokyo must be stressful and busy. You seem to lose some weight.”
“Me? What are you talking about? How possibly could I lose enough weight to be noticed within two days?”
“But, you do look like you have lost some weight, sir.”
Gun-Ho rolled down the window when his Bentley was driving the Han Riverside road. A cold breeze entered the car. Gun-Ho could see the National Assembly Building in Yeouido Island from his seat.
“This is the smell of the wind that I know. It’s definitely different from the smell in Tokyo.”
Chan-Ho was curious if the smells of the air of the two countries were really distinguishable. He had to ask Gun-Ho, while looking at him through the rearview mirror, “Huh? Tokyo has a different smell, sir?”
Gun-Ho was surfing the web using his smartphone in the car. The main page showed a photo of a woman with a familiar face. It was Lia.
“Lia’s fashion style at the airport?”
There were photos of Lia at the airport. It seemed that her photos were taken when she had left for China a few days ago. She was wearing sunglasses.
After a while, Chan-Ho asked Gun-Ho, “Umm, sir, I was told that the movie star—Lia—came to our office.”
“Yeah, she did.”
“Sir, are you doing movie business as well?”
“No. Director Sim casted Lia for a TV drama that will be produced in China.”
“She is pretty, isn’t she? I wish I could meet her in person. That would be really nice.”
“Yeah, she is pretty.”
“Sir, you don’t watch the TV drama ‘The hymn of desire’, do you? It’s currently on the air.”
“I don’t watch TV dramas.”
“Lia is playing a role in that TV drama. She is dating the son of the owner president of a huge company there.”
“That drama is often being re-aired, especially when I take a rest at the night-duty room or at the security office while waiting for your call. It’s fun. You should try it, sir.”
“Okay. Now get back to your driving, Chan-Ho.”
The following day, Gun-Ho went to work in GH Building, Sinsa Town.
Gun-Ho received a call from Director Woon-Hak Sim.
“Lia met with the production staff here. They were all impressed by her beauty and style, and they all admired her. They all agreed that everyone would love her during the drama production presentation.”
“We had our first table-read with all actors and actresses. Lia did very well. She seemed to have grasped her role in the scenario. Her understanding of the role was precise. Huanle Shiji’s President Baogang Chen, who is also this drama’s director, complimented her a lot on her acting skills.”
“Since she doesn’t speak Chinese, her part will be dubbed into Chinese, right?”
“Of course, sir. As long as she gives a good acting performance as she did during the table-read, there will be no problem.”
“When will they have the production presentation?”
“Actually, the reason that I called you today is about it. They said that they would give the production presentation after they receive the investment funds from you—1 million dollars.”
“I told them that I would send 1 million dollars when the casting is completed.”
“That’s right, sir. The casting is just completed.”
“I will send the funds then.”
“I was hoping that you could send the funds while Lia is still with us in China. She can’t stay here for long because she has other schedules set up in Korea.”
“Sure. I can send the funds today. Even though I send it today, they won’t be able to withdraw the money right away. I will text you with the wire transfer receipt.”
“That would be great. Thank you, sir.”
“Once I send the funds of 1 million dollars, please ask President Baogang Chen to send me the document about the capital increase.”
“I’m sorry, sir? Could you say that again?”
“Once they receive the funds from me, they will need to raise their capital, and go to the Commerce Bureau to update the company’s document that is registered with the government. I will need to receive that updated document.”
“When is Lia coming back to Korea?”
“She will stay here for one more week.”
After getting off the phone with Director Sim, Gun-Ho thought about something for a while, and then he made a call to Director Sim.
“It’s me, Gun-Ho Goo.”
“When they try to update the registered document at the Commerce Bureau, the government might request us to produce an investment contract.”
“Do you want me to ask President Baogang Chen about it for sure?”
“We only signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) last time, not the actual formal contract. If necessary, I will send President Jeong-Sook Shin to China to sign the contract. Today is Friday. I can ask her to make a trip to China on Monday.”
“Understood, sir. I will find out what is necessary and will let you know.”
Around 30 minutes later, Gun-Ho received a call from Director Sim again.
“They said that we will need the formal contract signed, sir.”
“Okay. I will make an arrangement with President Shin. In the meantime, please tell President Baogang Chen to have the necessary documents ready, such as GH Media’s business registration and other registered and notarized documents. Those were used during the MOU last time.”
Gun-Ho made a call to President Jeong-Sook Shin.
“I think you need to go on another trip to China, Ms. President Shin. Will you be available on Monday?”
“What trip, sir?”
“The paper that we signed last time with Huanle Shiji Production Company was not a formal contract, but it was just a memorandum of understanding. We will soon make our investment into the company by sending a substantial amount of funds. We need to sign a formal contract about it. I want you to travel to Shanghai City and sign the contract.”
“Well, umm, sure, I can do that.”
“I recommend you make the flight reservation today. You have a multiple-entry visa to China, right?”
“Yes, sir. My visa to China is a multi-entry one. It’s still valid.”
“Good. Your work on this trip is simple. You just need to sign the contract.”
“You are not coming with me this time, sir?”
“My presence won’t be necessary. The investment to Huanle Shiji Production Company is being made by GH Media. So, they need your signature on the contract, as the president of GH Media. When you arrive at the airport in Shanghai City, Director Sim will be waiting for you with a car to pick you up. His interpreter will be with him too. So, you don’t have to worry about a thing.”