Director Kim continued to talk, "We should have invited GH Media's President Shin, GH Development's Director Kang, and GH Logistics' President Jae-Sik Moon as well, and make this occasion as the entire GH companies executives' meeting."
Gun-Ho just laughed without saying anything in response to Director Kim's suggestion.
"Why don't we also invite President Min-Hyeok Kim from China and the sales company's Chinese female president the Ms. Dingding or Dungdung person?
"I guess Director Kim needs more drinks. Let's order two more bottles of beer."
The general affairs director, who had kept his silence so far, said quietly, "Many of our vendor and customer companies came to your wedding. We probably want to send them a thank you note or something with your name, sir."
"Sounds good. Please do so."
Director Kim chipped in again.
"Egnopak's president and S Group's vice president also attended your wedding, sir, along with a congratulatory flower wreath. I think it would be nice if you visit them in the near future to thank them. That will help our sales effort."
President Song agreed with Director Kim.
"For Egnopak and S Group, I think it's worth doing so."
Everyone thought that President Song was a cold person, but no one would object to the fact that he was a perfect gentleman with a good manner. S Group's vice president was a junior to President Song when he had worked for S Group, and when the company selected the current vice president for the position over President Song, President Song decided to quit the company. However, he never talked bad about the situation or the vice president.
During the meeting or gathering with the executive officers, Director Kim or President Song were the people who usually voiced their opinions or suggestions while the internal auditor, the research center's chief officer, and Director Yoon seemed to be reserved and stayed quiet most of the time. The general affairs director, Director Jong-Suk Park, and Director Min-Hwa Kim had to be very careful in voicing their opinions. They were supposed to restrain themselves from chipping in because they were in a lower position than the other executives considering the years that they had spent with the company.
In the afternoon, Gun-Ho visited S Group with Director Kim.
S Group's vice president was a young man for a vice president. He was in his early 50s. Gun-Ho gave a bow to the vice president.
"I wanted to thank you for coming to my wedding the other day."
"Of course, I had to attend your wedding. By the way, do you know Minister Jin-Woo Lee personally, who presided over your wedding?"
"Yes, I know him."
"He is the son-in-law of a conglomerate family. How do you know him?"
"We are taking the same course at the Advanced Center for Administrative Development at Seoul National University."
"Oh, you are taking the course?"
"Yes, I am."
"Oh, I see. When you have a chance, please get me their curriculum brochure."
Gun-Ho headed to Egnopak with Director Kim. Gun-Ho gave a bow to the Egnopak's president.
"I was surprised when I saw you at my wedding, sir."
"Of course I had to be there. You are one of our important business partners."
"I don't know what to say, sir. Thank you so much for coming."
"It is true that our relationship went through a rough patch, but I already forget all of those. A man shouldn't cling to the past."
"I do admire your generosity, sir."
Director Kim who was sitting next to Gun-Ho added, "Everyone in this industry knows of the Egnopak president's generosity."
"Really? It is a well-known fact, huh?"
"Of course, sir. I know that for a fact because I've been in the industry for a long time, and I've met almost every single person in the field doing my sales work."
"Of course. Director Kim and I have known each other for more than twenty years."
"Even though Mr. President, sir, you get mad sometimes, everyone knows that you don't hold a grudge. Moreover, we all admire your achievement that you grew the company this big after you inherited the business from your father. I absolutely admire you, sir."
Gun-Ho participated in Director's Kim's buttering-up.
"I also heard that you are the 1.5 generation, not the second generation of a wealthy family."
"Oh, you heard that too? Hahaha."
Director Kim chipped in.
"I've heard of that too."
"Director Kim, didn't you feel disappointed when I made only a small volume of product order?"
"Oh, well, I understand that you probably have your own reason, sir. I'm sure the volume of product orders will gradually increase."
"I will try to order more next month. Hahaha."
Egnopak's president seemed to feel very good.
Gun-Ho thought that he should prepare something for Minister Jin-Woo Lee as well since he presided over his wedding. If the minister was a regular person, Gun-Ho might have prepared some gift money, but the minister had a wealthy family, and money wouldn't make much impact on him.
"What should I get him?"
Gun-Ho couldn't think of any good present for the minister other than maybe a painting.
He had a landscape painting that he received from Mr. Ding Feng. Actually, when he went to Gwangju City to see Artist Young-San Hwan the other day, he wanted to buy a piece of his paintings, but it was way too expensive when he asked the Hanbit Gallery's staff about the price. Gun-Ho was wondering if Artist Ding Feng's painting would be good enough.
"If I could get him Artist Young-San Hwang's painting, that would have been awesome. Mr. Ding Feng's artworks are not very known among Koreans. I'm not sure if he would like it."
When he had a class at the Advanced Center for Administrative Development, he brought the same rice cakes and healthy beverages that he brought previously. He also didn't forget to bring Mr. Ding Feng's painting.
During the break followed by the first class, Gun-Ho distributed the rice cakes along with the drinks.
"This is your thank-you-gift for us for attending your wedding?"
"Man, this is not enough. We want to have these several times more."
The student made jokes while enjoying the rice cakes and healthy drinks.
"By the way, there were so many people at his wedding. I didn't know President Goo was that popular."
"You didn't hear what Minister Lee said during the wedding? He is running five companies."
"How big are they?"
"One of the companies is making 80 billion won of annual sales revenue."
"Wow. That's amazing given his young age."
As a class manager, Gun-Ho took good care of the class. He prepared a drink for a professor in every class, and he cleaned the class board after each class. Gun-Ho became very popular among the students. Many legal professionals and high-ranking government officials asked Gun-Ho for his business card.
After the class, Gun-Ho gave the painting to Minister Jin-Woo Park at the parking lot.
"I appreciate you for presiding over my wedding, sir. When you have time, I'd like to take you to a golf field to have a round of golf with you. Also, I brought this painting for you. It's painted by a Chinese famous artist."
"Oh, thank you. You didn't have to get me anything."
Minister Jin-Woo Lee opened the painting.
"Hmm, I like it. It's a northern school literati painting."
"Do you know of a northern school literati painting?"
"Of course. It's common knowledge. By the way, I've noticed that you received so many guests at your wedding. I guess you are a popular person."
The minister extended his hand to Gun-Ho for a handshake and said, "I'm so happy that I got the chance to get to know a decent person like you."