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482 Wood carving Exhibition in Yokohama City 1 – Part 1

 Gun-Ho was conversing with the chief of police in Asan City in a restaurant.

"I want to thank you for coming to our building dedication ceremony when Dyeon Korea opened its business. So many people came to the ceremony, and I just didn't have a chance to meet all of my guests."

"That's totally understandable. Having a joint venture company in our precinct is one of the most celebrating things to us. The company is contributing to the community by hiring people. I appreciate that."

"Mr. Adam Castler, who is sitting next to me, must be happy today since the chief of police, who is in charge of the safety and security of the area, is paying attention to our company."

The chief of police officer said to Mr. Adam Castler, "Have you ever felt discomfort or even a little concern about your safety while you are staying in Korea?"

"No, not at all."

The chief of police gave his business card to everyone at the table including Mr. Adam Castler, Gun-Ho, Director Kim, and Mr. Interpreter Lee. And they gave their business cards to the chief of police and the head of the foreign affairs section of the police office, who came with the chief of police.

"We ran into each other at the funeral of Mr. Assistant Commissioner's mother last month. How do you know Mr. Assistant Commissioner?"

"I'm taking a course with him at the Advanced Center for Administrative Development at Seoul National University."

"Oh, I see. I actually used to work for him as a chief investigation officer when he was the chief of police. He is a good man."

"Would you like to have beer? You know, a drink with a meal."

"No, but thank you for asking though. I'm still on duty. Please feel comfortable to have a drink, President Goo, and Mr. Vice President."

"This restaurant is nice. I like it here."

"It is, right? We come here sometimes."

The chief of police said to Gun-Ho while filling Gun-Ho's empty glass with beer, "If you happen to witness any violent act in your factory, or if there is any reason that you are concerned about your foreigner vice president's safety, just let me know. We will take care of it. That's our job."

As Mr. Interpreter Lee translated what the chief of police just said, to Mr. Adam Castler, Mr. Castler looked satisfied. He extended his hand to the chief of police for another handshake to show his appreciation.

After lunch with the chief of police, Gun-Ho came back to his office. He felt sleepy though, probably because of a few glasses of beer that he had during lunch. He was dozing off in his office when he received a call from Min-Hyeok Kim from China.

"I talked with the appraisers about the Dingding's storage. They said that they wouldn't be able to make the appraisal of 450 million won, but the maximum that they could give is 380 Korean won."

"Hmm, really?"

"So, I told them that we really need at least 400 million won stated in the appraisal. Since the value of the real property will increase anyway next year considering raised taxes and stuff, 400 million won should be reasonable. So, we got the appraisal stating its value is 400 million won."

"Really? Good job. I need you to mail the relevant documents to us. I will give you the list of things we need. Can you write this down?"

"Yeah, I'm ready."

"I need the original appraisal made by the Chinese appraisal committee that earned public trust, that shows the value of the land is 400 million won; the approval of land use issued by the people's committee of Suzhou City, China; a copy of the business registration; the receipt or any document from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China showing the initial investment fund of 100,000 dollars that I sent when the business started; the list of the clients for the past three months. Please mail these documents to Dyeon Korea addressing Mr. Adam Castler."

"No problem. I will do that."

"For the clients that the company had business with for the past three months, please attach a copy of the corresponding tax invoices. Also, make the list using Excel and add the rate of sale percentage for each client."

"Understood."

"There is one more thing. Please go to the accountant's office and ask for an ownership transfer form of a business entity. If you can get an English version, that will be great."

"Got it."

Mr. Adam Castler included three matters in his weekly report to his head office.

[This is the weekly report on Dyeon Korea.

1. The sales company in China was established with President Gun-Ho Goo's personal funds, and I'm confirming that Dyeon Korea will acquire it. Accordingly, I requested them the following documents. (1) A copy of business license issued by the Chinese government; (2) Deposit receipt of the initial investment funds from their major bank; (3) The appraisal on the land that they are using for their warehouse; (4) The list of their clients along with the sales ledger for the recent three months.

2. It was agreed by both parties that they will form a sales company in India. Mr. Jong-Geun Lee, who has been interpreting for me, will be sent to the office to oversee the sales activity and daily operation. The initial investment fund is determined to be 100,000 dollars. A warehouse will be leased instead of being purchased.

3. I had lunch with President Gun-Ho Goo along with the chief of police of the station in the area where Dyeon Korea is located. I've observed that President Gun-Ho Goo's capital strength and reputation in the area is good.]

Gun-Ho went to work at his office in GH Building, Sinsa Town. Director Kang and the accounting manager were at their desk, but Gun-Ho didn't see Assistant Ji-Young Jeong and Secretary Yeon-Soo Oh.

"Where are the two ladies? Ms. Ji-Young Jeong and Ms. Yeon-Soo Oh?"

"I will call them. I think they are on the 17th floor."

"17th floor?"

"GH Media is full of lady workers. So, our office ladies often go there to have fun."

"Aren't they supposed to be at their desks during the work hours?"

Director Kang called Assistant Ji-Young Jeong and Secretary Yeon-Soo Oh right away.

"Please get back to the office quickly. President Goo is here."

Assistant Manager Jeong and Secretary Oh came up to the office quickly.

"I'm so sorry, sir."

"Please use your lunchtime to have fun at the 17th floor."

Assistant Manager Jeong and Yeon-Soo Oh lowered their heads while standing in front of Gun-Ho.

"Can you bring me a cup of green tea and a newspaper?"

"Of course, sir."

The two ladies started moving like an arrow. They brought a cup of green tea and a morning newspaper to Gun-Ho in no time.

Around 10 am, President Jeong-Sook Shin visited Gun-Ho's office from her office downstairs.

"We placed an advertisement online for our costume play event and indicated that the event is hosted by GH Media. We stated that the winner of the event will be eligible to participate in another costume play event in Japan. That certainly drew people's attention."

"Did you indicate that the event will be held in Yeouido Island?"

"Actually, we changed the venue. I understand that we initially planned to hold the event at Yeouido Park, but it seems the place is too large, so it could easily make the participants get lost on the way. So, we changed the venue to SETEC at Hangnyeoul Station.

"Hangyeoul Station is close to my home at TowerPalace. It's only two stops away. I will visit it."

"The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Since it's on weekends, I asked Assistant Ji-Young Jeong and Yeon-Soo Oh to help us with the event because we certainly need more hands. I will pay them of course."

"Oh, that's why they often spend time in your office downstairs."

"Right. We were arranging the work for the event. I guess you, sir, reprimanded them for visiting our office on the 17th floor, huh? Hahaha."

"I didn't reprimand them; I just tell them to use their lunchtime to have fun in your office."