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379 Basecamp For The Transportation Company 1 – Part 2

 Gun-Ho was reading a newspaper in his office when he decided to make a call to Jae-Sik Moon.

"Hey, tomorrow is Saturday. You are not going anywhere tomorrow, aren't you?"

"No, I have no schedule set up for tomorrow. Why are you asking?"

"Are you going to stay in your home in Mangwon Town?"

"Yeah. I think we are going to do deep house cleaning tomorrow. My wife and I have neglected our home lately since we both have been so busy."

"Can we meet? You can do the cleaning later, right?"

"Why?"

"There is an auto repair shop for sale. It's located in Seonghwan Town. I want to visit it with you."

"An auto repair shop? Why do we want to visit an auto repair shop?"

"I think maybe we can use it as our basecamp for GH Logistics."

"Oh, I see. Sure. Where do we meet?"

"What about at the Seonghwan station?"

"Sounds good. I think I'm going to take a subway to get there. Is it okay with you?"

"Yeah. Take the subway. I will pick you up at the subway station."

When it was about time to go home, Director Kim came back to the office.

"Sir, you are here. I just came back from a wedding."

"A wedding?"

"Mandong Company's president's second son married today in Seoul. I saw President Jang-Hwan Song there too."

"That's good. It is important to stay close with our major clients, and attending their family event is a good way to show them our care. Please feel free to send out a flower wreath with my name on if necessary."

"A flower wreath was already sent to the wedding with your name, sir, from GH Mobile. President Song doesn't use his name in sending a flower wreath."

"He can use his name as the president of GH Mobile. There is no problem there."

Gun-Ho was supposed to be notified when any of his companies needed to use his name in sending out a congratulatory flower wreath, gift money, or anything like that before they are being sent out. Gun-Ho checked his smartphone to see if he received any notification about the flower wreath that was sent to the wedding. There was actually a text message from President Song that morning. He just missed reading it.

"I went to the production site this morning and there seemed to be lots of products piled up in the storage. Let's send 5 tons of the products to China."

"To China, sir?"

"Negotiate the price including CIF (Cost, Insurance, and Freight). Please keep in mind that exporting is a sale on credit."

"Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I forgot to register our company with the Korea International Trade Association. We need to get a trade ID."

"Our business registration indicates that we do an international trade business too, right?"

"That's correct. I will go downstairs and ask the general affairs manager to register with the Korea International Trade Association right away through online."

"Sounds good."

"Do you want to have GH Logistics handle the transportation this time?"

"Maybe next time. They don't have a freight truck yet."

"Okay, sir."

"And inform President Min-Hyeok Kim in China that we are sending the products there."

"Understood."

On the way home, Gun-Ho was looking at his smartphone in the rear seat of his Bentley.

There was news about Seol-Bing with a photograph taken at an airport.

[Seol-Bing's outfit at the airport. She looks gorgeous as always.]

There were tons of comments from the netizens. It seemed that half of them were favorable to Seol-Bing and the other half were not so gentle in making a comment. Gun-Ho thought for a second if he wanted to read all of the comments, and then he decided not to. Instead, he sent a text message to Seol-Bing.

[Do you have time this Sunday? Would you like to have lunch or dinner with me? Maybe we can meet up somewhere in Cheongdam Town or Apgujeong Town which is close to your place.]

Seol-Bing replied to Gun-Ho's text when he almost arrived at his home.

[I have pre-engagement. I will text you later.]

Gun-Ho was thinking if he should contact Mori Aikko and he decided not to.

It was Saturday.

Gun-Ho didn't call for Chan-Ho Eom.

"It's Saturday. He should take some rest too. He is probably busy meeting with his friends or girls. Well, let's drive my Land Rover today. It has been a while. The car was at the parking lot for too long. That's not good for the car."

Gun-Ho drove out his Land Rover from the parking lot. It was dusty. Gun-Ho drove it to a gas station in Yangjae Town and had it washed through an automatic car wash after filling up the tank of the car.

"I feel like I took a shower."

Gun-Ho's Land Rover was heading to an old truck terminal in front of Yangjae Citizens' Forest. The truck terminal was close to the highway that Gun-Ho needed to take. He just had to make a U-turn in front of the truck terminal in order to enter the highway.

"Oh, this is the truck terminal. If the truck terminal was still in business, Jae-Sik would have been able to learn a lot from them for his transportation company. It's a shame that they closed their business."

Harim Group purchased this truck terminal in Yangjae Town for 450 billion won.

"This truck terminal was at an auction and kept failing to sell at auction until Harim Group acquired it for 450 billion won. Harim wanted to build a distribution complex there. Harim had started its business by selling a few chicks, and now it grew to a large industrial conglomerate. How long would it take for Gun-Ho to grow his companies like that? Gun-Ho is still hungry."

There was heavy traffic on the highway, probably because it was Saturday. The cars were moving bumper-to-bumper on the highway until Gun-Ho reached Giheung District after passing Suwon City.

"Jae-Sik Moon must be waiting for me at Seonghwan station."

Gun-Ho continued to drive while listening to IU (a Korean singer).

He finally arrived at the Seonghwan station.

Jae-Sik was already there waiting for Gun-Ho. When Gun-Ho saw Jae-Sik, he was astonished. Jae-Sik seemed to lose tons of weight.

"Hey, what happened to you? You lost a lot of weight."

"Really? People keep telling me that."

Gun-Ho felt sorry for Jae-Sik. Running a business must have been very hard for Jae-Sik given the fact that he had no previous experience in that field. He felt sympathetic to Jae-Sik.

"Your lips are swollen."

"Yeah. They have been like that for several days already."

"You must be very tired. I should have let you take a rest at home today."

"No, no. It's okay."

Gun-Ho had Jae-Sik get into his Land Rover.

"There is an auto repair shop on the market. It's currently vacant. I think we can build GH Logistics' basecamp there. It needs some repair and touch-ups. It's not very large either."

"How large is it?"

"It's 980 pyung."

"Wow. It is big. You know the storage we are leasing in Paju City is only 230 pyung large. This one is four times larger than the one in Paju. It should be huge."

"I wanted to get a large land considering that we will grow there. Well, let's go see ourselves."

Gun-Ho and Jae-Sik arrived at the auto repair shop.

"This is it."

While Gun-Ho was not fully satisfied with the land, Jae-Sik was surprised by its size.

"Wow, it is huge."

Jae-Sik looked excited.

"Isn't it expensive? How much is it?"

"It's about 2 billion won."

"What?! 2 billion won!"

Jae-Sik was frightened by its price.