Secretary Yeon-Soo Oh brought mail to Gun-Ho's office. Gun-Ho opened it to find out that it was from a district attorney in a provincial city, with whom he took the course at the Advanced Center for Administrative Development at Seoul National University. It was a wedding invitation.
"Huh? His daughter is getting married."
Gun-Ho closely looked at the wedding invitation to find out more details.
"Le Meridien? It's Ritz Carlton Hotel where I had lunch with the stock brokerage firm's branch manager the other day. I think I should be there. It would be beneficial for me to stay in a close connection with a district attorney. Who knows what would happen to me in the future, and I might need his help. The wedding will be held next Saturday. I guess I can be there after the trip to Tokyo.
Should I send him a congratulatory flower wreath? If so, should it be under my company's name or my individual name? Maybe I should use GH Mobile's name since it's the biggest company among the companies that I have. Well, let me see I'm the co-president of GH Mobile, and I don't want to say 'co-president' on the flower wreath. Maybe I'd better send the flower wreath with Dyeon Korea's name as the president of that company. In addition, the company will soon go public and will be widely known!''
Gun-Ho made a call to the accounting manager Ms. Myeong-Sook Jo.
"This is President Goo."
"Yes, sir. We are almost done with the doc.u.ments that will be used during the presentations on our business for institutional investors."
"I'm not calling to ask you about it. I want you to send a congratulatory flower wreath to someone's wedding next Saturday. The wedding is scheduled at 1 pm in Le Meridien (Ritz Carlton) Hotel. I will text you with a photo of the wedding invitation, so you can see the details that you need like the venue and time. Please send it with my name as 'President Gun-Ho Goo of Dyeon Korea.'"
"Yes, sir. Do you have any price range in your mind for the flower wreath, sir?"
"Send the one that's about 100,000 won."
Later in the afternoon, Gun-Ho received a call from Director Woon-Hak Sim.
"I will arrive in Korea tomorrow, sir, and I will have to be at the court at 10 am on Monday. After the matter with the court is done, I will come to your office, sir."
"I received the confirmation of our plane tickets departing Seoul to Tokyo."
"Thank you, sir. I will see you on Monday."
It was Monday. Knowing that Director Woon-Hak Sim would come to his office in GH Development in Sinsa Town, Gun-Ho didn't go to work in GH Mobile, Jiksan Town. But, instead, he came to his office in the GH Building. After having lunch, Gun-Ho was enjoying his afternoon coffee when Director Woon-Hak Sim entered his office. Director Sim looked comfortable and somewhat satisfied. The matter at the court must have gone well.
"How did it go at the court?"
"It went well, sir."
"That's good to hear."
"I thought that the courtroom would swarm with all of the creditors related to my case since every one of interest was supposed to attend it. However, no creditor hadn't appeared at the court."
"After the judge verified my identity, he demanded the creditors, who Mr. Woon-Hak Sim owed money to, to raise their hands, but there was no one."
"That's very good."
"So, the judge told me that I could just go home. That was it."
"That means that the judge will render his judgment as your attorney requested since no creditor raised any issues or objections to it."
"You think so, sir? My attorney said the same thing to me too, but I'm still worried."
"The judge will then reduce my debt significantly, and give the order saying that I have to make a monthly payment pursuant to the payment plan for the debt within my capacity which is based on my current income, right? So, once the judgment is rendered as such, I no longer have to worry about my salary being garnished, right?"
"I believe so."
"That would be really nice."
"Tomorrow, we will meet at Gimpo International Airport in the morning. Be there by 10 am."
"Yes, sir. I told Director Yan Wu to stay in Haneda Airport in Tokyo tomorrow until we get there."
"Once we arrive in Tokyo tomorrow, we will stay in the New Otani Hotel. We will have our lunch and take a rest at the hotel before we head to the secret bar in Shinjuku City in the evening."
"To a secret bar, sir?"
"There are two ways to see a geisha's dance performance Odori. You can either go to a public event for it, or you have to go to a first-class secret bar that provides that service."
"Wow. That will cost a fortune, won't it? Especially, it's going to be in Japan, not Korea."
"You don't have to worry about the money that we would spend during the trip, Mr. Director Sim."
"Well, sir, I will go downstairs now to see GH Media's President Jeong-Sook Shin and Mr. Yoshitake Matsuda before leaving for today."
"What is it?"
"I've noticed that you often enjoy Longjing tea. I bought some for you in China."
"Thank you. You can leave it with Secretary Yeon-Soo Oh on the way out."
Once Director Sim walked out of the office, Gun-Ho called for Secretary Yeon-Soo Oh.
Ms. Yeon-Soo Oh said, "Director Sim just handed me Longjing tea before leaving the office, sir."
"Hmm, Okay. Ms. Oh, I need you to make a reservation for four hotel rooms with New Otani Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. We will stay there for two nights starting tomorrow. Please reserve three single rooms and one suite room."
"The people who will stay in the hotel are Director Sim, and myself, and the Japanese man Mr. Yoshitake Matsuda, and one more person Mr. Yan Wu. Make sure that you give the hotel their names with correct English spelling. It's Mr. Yan Wu with W. and U. For the accurate spelling of Mr. Matsuda, call GH Media and ask them."
"Yes, sir. For the suite room, I will give them your name, sir."
On Tuesday at 10 am, Gun-Ho met Director Sim and Mr. Yoshitake Matsuda at the airport. Gun-Ho was wearing a business suit with a tie while Director Sim was wearing an all-white outfit. Even his hat was white. Mr. Yoshitake Matsuda's appearance looked very artistic as well. He pulled his gray hair back in a ponytail with a beard on his jaw.
When Gun-Ho saw the two, he laughed and said, "You two definitely look like the people who are working in the movie production business."
Director Sim and Mr. Yoshitake Matsuda seemed to feel excited about the trip to Tokyo, especially because they were going with President Gun-Ho Goo who was immensely rich. That gave them a feeling of comfort.
When they arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Director Yan Wu was already there waiting for them. Director Yan Wu's appearance was also out of the ordinary. Director Yan Wu was in his 40s, but he was wearing "distressed" denim with a weird-colored jacket.
"How are you, Mr. President Goo?"
"How have you been, Mr. Director Wu?"
After having a handshake, the four men got into a taxi heading to the hotel. Gun-Ho sat in the front passenger seat, and he told the taxi driver to go to the New Otani Hotel. Mr. Yoshitake Matsuda, who was sitting in the rear seat, looked surprised when he heard of the hotel name New Otani.
"New Otani Hotel Desuka? It's an expensive hotel. You didn't have to reserve that expensive hotel for us, sir."
"Let's have lunch first and take a deep rest. We will meet the dancing geisha at 6 pm this evening."
"I will skip lunch. I had enough in-flight meals."