Chapter 369: We Still Have to Work Hard Towards the Revolution
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The Xiao Corporation had incurred a double loss and was featured on the news because they had failed to acquire Ai Shang Group and even suffered a decline in their stock prices.
After having earned a fortune, Wen Xinya invited Zhou Tianyu, Gu Junling and the rest for a meal together.
The few of then arrived at a private restaurant that Old Mr. Mo had recommended. Due to the fact that they frequently patronized the restaurant, Mrs. Bai was familiar with their taste and preferences. She prepared some of their favorite dishes, as well as some new dishes.
The few of them proceeded to enjoy the meal. Staring at Wen Xinya, Gu Junling chastised. “Xinya, why didn’t you invite us to earn some money together? I set my sights on a Lamborghini previously and I’ve got to get my eyes on it yet.”
Zhou Tianyu glanced at him and said, “You’re not even eighteen years old yet and you’re already thinking of purchasing a luxury car. You’re just a spendthrift and a wastrel!”
Gu Junling frantically said, “I’ll be eighteen very soon. Of course I’d have to start saving up for a car. It’d be so convenient to get around. Unlike now, where I have a chauffeur to follow me around wherever I go. How annoying.”
Staring at Gu Junling profoundly, Wen Xinya chided. “You turning eighteen and becoming a legal adult is indeed something worth celebrating. It’s only right for your parents to get you a car. What’s the point in working hard to earn money for your own car? Your money should be saved for your future wife. How could you act rashly and spend tens of millions at one go?”
After giving it some thought, Gu Junling found Wen Xinya’s words to have made sense and said, “You’re right. I’ll ask my parents to buy me a car when I turn eighteen.”
Recalling Si Yiyan’s words, Wen Xinya cold not help but tempt Gu Junling. “That’s right. You should be spending the money that you’ve earned on your wife and buy her Cartier diamonds, Sri Lankan gems, and precious jade pieces. Strive towards that.”
As soon as she finished speaking, everyone turned to look at her. Wen Xinya asked in bewilderment, “What’s wrong? Was I wrong?”
Gu Junling shook his head and exclaimed, “No, you’re right!”
Ling Qingxuan smiled and wiped the sweat off his forehead. “You’re very right, indeed.”
Zhou Tianyu said, “Xinya, you’re looking so far into the future, and your expectations are so high. I doubt there are many guys who can meet your expectations.”
Xu Tongxuan nodded and chimed in. “You’re actually thinking of Cartier diamonds, Sri Lankan gems, and precious jade pieces. Why don’t you just earn money to buy them for yourself?”
“Are my expectations that difficult to fulfill?” asked Wen Xinya, who usually dressed herself in Henry Poole and Co. apparel as well as clothing from other luxury labels. She would never wear the same outfit twice in a month. Although her accessories were not over the top, she would often match them stylishly and appropriately to the outfits she wore. So would she pick the correct shoes.
“It’s not difficult, it’s very difficult! It’s Herculean!” Xu Tongxuan and Zhou Tianyu chorused in unison.
Wen Xinya finally realized that it was easy to find a man who could earn a decent income but much harder to find a man who was willing to spend on his spouse. She had been spoiled rotten by Si Yiyan.
The two guys were suddenly thankful for Zhou Tianyu and Xu Tongxuan, especially Gu Junling, who stared at Zhou Tianyu agitatedly and said, “I’ll definitely work hard towards my goals and strive to earn more money. If I can’t afford Cartier, I’ll get you Bulgari, the third most prestigious jeweler in the world. If I can’t afford Sri Lankan gem, I’ll get you Indian ones. India is also a prestigious source of jewels. If I can’t get you precious jade pieces, I’ll get you rare ones!”
Zhou Tianyu kicked Gu Junling teasingly and said, “What the heck? Why are you saying these to me? You should be saying them to your future wife!”
Wen Xinya and Xu Tongxuan guffawed uncontrollably, greatly amused by how slow Zhou Tianyu was at catching the hint.
Ling Qingxuan patted Gu Junling on his shoulder and teased. “Brother, you’ve failed. You have to work harder!”
Gu Junling said resignedly, “I must subdue it!”
Confused, Zhou Tianyu asked in bewilderment, “Just what are you guys talking about?”
“Hahaha!” Everyone burst into laughter.
Afraid that they’d embarrass Zhou Tianyu, Gu Junling hurriedly changed the subject by saying, “Xinya, you’re really smart to have killed two birds with one stone and made the Xiao Family to incur a major loss, and their stock prices to plunge. The Jiang family was also removed from the four major families. You’ve earned a fortune and even made Ai Shang Group a part of the Wen Corporation.”
Zhou Tianyu said delightfully, “Let’s see if that Su Jinshan still dares to be haughty and arrogant.”
Xu Tongxuan chuckled and said, “Ever since your father took over the Wen Corporation, he has never made such bold and shrewd moves. You have no idea how disappointed everyone looks whenever the Wen Corporation is brought up during conversations in the past. My father said that even your grandfather wouldn’t be able to come up with such a relentless plan. You’re such a great blessing of theirs!”
“Xinya, you’re really impressive!” Ling Qingxuan exclaimed. The actor that Wen Xinya had introduced him to previously had already helped the Ling Family earn hundreds of millions. The Ling Family was in the midst of giving the actor a new image, in preparation for the investment in a new television series and high-end production film. He envisioned himself to be the future cash cow of Ling Yun.
Ling Yun had signed several contracts with the actors that Wen Xinya had introduced them to, all of whom were performing well.
Gu Junling smiled and said, “My father knows the truth and wants me to learn from you. If he knows that I had managed to get my hands on that piece of land in West Loop because of your pointers, he’s definitely going to get a great shock.”
He had previously managed to convince his father to purchase the piece of land on West Loop after much persuasion. Today, the property prices on that land had risen and the Gu family had also begun building a mall there, as well as some luxurious condominiums and entertainment hubs. The entire plan affected the Gu family’s real estate policy and would very likely propel them into becoming the nation’s property magnate.
Wen Xinya burst into laughter and said, “We should earn together! Gu Junling, you’re not allowed to say that I didn’t invite you along to a money-making opportunity.”
Gu Junling frantically said, “Ah, I was just spouting nonsense previously. Please don’t take it to heart!”
They laughed out loud again.
Zhou Tianyu looked at Gu Junling and gloated. She then asked, “Xinya, the year-end examinations are happening in a few days. How has your preparation been?”
“Don’t worry! There aren’t any major issues,” Wen Xinya answered. Everyone seemed to be rather concerned about her examinations, including her grandfathers, Zhong Rufeng and Si Yiyan. Hence, she couldn’t help but feel pressurized.
While enjoying some icecream, Xu Tongxuan said, “Don’t worry, you don’t have to stress yourself out. Just do better than Xia Ruya.”
Wen Xinya knew that all the students in Lan Feng Institute had been gossiping about her because she had managed to enroll in the elite institute because of her family’s connections. Although the school board had already posted Wen Xinya’s stellar results on the school forum, there were still many who didn’t believe in her abilities. Hence, if she were to do badly in the end-of-semester examinations, Xia Ruya and the other hypocrites would then get a chance to gossip again.