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360 GH Logistics 3 – Part 1

 The machines, no. 7 and no. 8 had finally arrived at Busan Port. Dyeon America's investment-in-kind had completed now. Dyeon Korea was doing very well. Thanks to its successful sales activities and the power of Lymondell Dyeon's global brand name.

Dyeon Korea's vice president-Mr. Adam Castler came into Gun-Ho's office with the interpreter-Mr. Lee.

"Lymondell Dyeon's investment-in-kind has been completed as of today."

"I am aware of it. Everyone did a great job so far. We are now focusing on our sales work."

"Since both parties completed their investment into this joint venture, Dyeon America now wants to have our first board meeting."

"Of course. That's stipulated in the contract for this joint venture."

"The chairman of the board and one executive officer will visit Korea soon for the board meeting."

"Is Mr. Brandon Burke coming too?"

"Mr. Brandon Burke-the vice president of Dyeon America is coming as the chairman of the board. One board director will accompany him. It could be either Ms. Angelina Rein who is in charge of International Business Development or Mr. Richard Amiel from Tokyo, who is the president of Dyeon Japan."

"I will be at the board meeting with Director Kim and Director Yoon."

"Sounds good. I will arrange the schedule of the meeting with Dyeon America and will let you know."

When Mr. Adam Castler mentioned about Mr. Richard Amiel in Tokyo, it reminded Gun-Ho of Mori Aikko who was also in Japan. He suddenly missed her a lot.

"It has been a while since the last time I saw her. I guess my mind has been fully occupied with Seol-Bing lately. I wonder if Mori Aikko is doing okay."

At that moment, Gun-Ho received a call from GH Mobile. It was the secretary-Ms. Hee-Jeong Park.

"Sir, this is Hee-Jeong Park."

"Oh, Ms. Hee-Jeong Park? Did something happen?"

"Sir, we have received a foreign mail addressed to you. I know you wouldn't come to GH Mobile today but you would stay in Dyeon Korea all day. I just wanted to let you know that you have a mail waiting for you here."

"Is it from China?"

"No. It's actually from Japan."

"Japan? Who is the sender?"

"Please give me one second. I remember the sender's name was written in English. Oh, here it is. It says 'Aikko.'"

"Aikko?"

Gun-Ho intuitively knew that it was from Mori Aikko.

"I will send Mr. Chan-Ho Eom to GH Mobile right now. Give it to him so he could bring it to me."

"Understood, sir."

Gun-Ho called Chan-Ho Eom.

"Chan-Ho?"

"Yes, sir."

"You will need to go to the factory in Jiksan Town. Ms. Hee-Jeong Park will give you a mail. Bring it to me."

"I'm on my way, sir."

'What did she possibly send to me?'

Gun-Ho slowly opened the mail from Mori Aikko.

It was an invitation letter for a traditional dance performance that would be held in a concert hall in Tokyo.

On the back page of the invitation letter, there was a brief description of the event and the performance. It said that the popular geisha-Mori Aikko would participate in the performance.

"Popular geisha's dance performance?"

Gun-Ho thought that Mori Aikko would be wearing heavy makeup for the dance with a very colorful outfit. For some reason, a geisha in Japan looked sadder as they wore heavier makeup.

"She sent me two invitation letters. What does this mean? Is Mori Aikko asking me to bring someone to her performance? Does she think I have someone I want to marry and she wants me to bring her with me?"

Gun-Ho looked at the calendar. The performance would be held from this Friday until Sunday.

"I want to see Mori Aikko. I want to see her dancing too."

The French artist-Marion Kinsky's art exhibition was finally over. GH Media's President Jeong-Sook Shin was making her report on the art exhibition.

"We received so many visitors and we sold a significant number of pamphlets as well. However, the artworks themselves didn't sell well."

"It is because the paintings were too difficult to understand for most of the people?"

"I think it's because of the cultural difference. Her paintings didn't appeal to Koreans."

"I guess the paintings' colors were too bold for Koreans."

"Since we sold all of the pamphlets, it covered the cost for printing. Some of the paintings were sold to an institution like a college. Even though the paintings were not very popular for personal use, some organizations find them attractive. Also, some old ladies from Gangnam District purchased several of it. I guess they saw the potential value of the paintings."

"Really?"

"There is one lady who we call Lady Kim. I have known her since I worked as a curator. She is from Apgujeong Town. She purchased two pieces of paintings without hesitation. She makes several hundreds of millions won annually from her investment in the art only."

"Oh, so she resells the paintings that she purchased, huh?"

"That's right. She does have good eyes in picking up valuable artworks with high resale value and she also has skills to resell them."

"Her husband must have lots of money to support her."

"Her husband used to work as the president of a government-owned company. He is now retired. I heard that his family has passed wealth down from generation to the next, and it started from his grandfather."

"It will be very useful to know that kind of people in doing business."

"From this Marion Kinsky's art exhibition, GH Media made 15 million won. If I add the profits that we gained from the Chinese young artists' art exhibition, the profits from the gallery are about the same as the profit from our publishing work. Haha."

"Are you planning the next exhibition already?"

"As a matter of fact, yes. I want to host an art exhibition with a Korean painter. He specializes in watercolor paintings in Yangpyeong County."

"Is he well-known as well?"

"Not very widely, but he is an excellent painter. I have no doubt about the quality and the artistic value of his paintings. GH Gallery doesn't have to host an art exhibition all the time only for those artists who are internationally renowned. We can discover a very good artist with great potential, who is undervalued or not widely known yet."

"I do agree with you. I think it's a good idea."

"Also, we can provide this art gallery to new artists at a low price, who are currently experiencing financial difficulties. It will be a good opportunity for them to show their artworks to the public and the gallery could gain a good reputation by doing so. You will gain a good reputation as well as the owner of the gallery, President Goo."

"Haha... Me... well..."

"Oh, and, just like the last time, Ms. Marion Kinsky left a piece of her paintings for GH Media. You are the owner of GH Media and I don't have any authority to do anything with this painting. So I will leave this with you again."

"Take it, President Shin. Put it in your home."

"No, sir. I can't take it. I do insist."

"Well, where can I put this bold painting then?"

"Keep it somewhere even though you don't display it. Someday when you have a lot of paintings like that, you can host your own art exhibition with the artworks that you own."

"You mean, like 'Mr. Gun-Ho Goo's art collection exhibition' or something like that, huh?"

"That's right."

"Haha. I like that."