Hearing that there seemed to be quite a few stories in Li Yalin’s words, Master An spoke up, “It’s alright, it doesn’t matter if it’s long, let’s talk about it at the dinner table later.”
Master An had just walked through the door of a ghost, coupled with serious memory problems, so he knew absolutely nothing about the hottest things going on in America right now.
However, he knew Li Yalin well enough to know that the boy was stubborn and could not reasonably be expected to give in at any time, so he was even more curious about what he had actually gone through.
Li Yalin knew that it was impossible to explain to the old man in a few words, so he said vaguely, “Alright, Uncle An, I won’t bother you with my little story, I’ll have a drink with you later!”
The old lady said, “Yalin, you can’t let your Uncle An drink, if he keeps drinking like this, he might not even recognize me.”
“Yes, yes, yes ……” Li Yalin came back to his senses and said busily, “Blame me, blame me, blame me for not thinking things through.”
The old man laughed and said, “When I saw this disheveled look on your boy, I knew that you must have wanted to drink it yourself.”
With that, he then said to An Chongqiu and An Kaifeng, “Chongqiu, Kaifeng, you two will drink some with Yalin later on, I will not drink.”
The two brothers nodded, “Okay dad.”
The old man looked at Li Yalin’s unconcealed dishevelment and said in a pretend seriousness, “Yalin! Cheer up! Look at you now, you don’t look like your old man!”
Li Yalin hurriedly stood up straight and said respectfully, “Your criticism is ……”
An Chongqiu looked at the time and said, “Dad, why don’t we eat first and talk over the dinner table later.”
“Good.” The old man nodded, “Let’s eat first.”
The top floor of the Anbang Building, with a floor area of over four thousand square metres, could normally accommodate at least a few hundred people, but this whole floor was used by the old man alone.
On this floor, not only are there offices and meeting rooms, which are conventional office building configurations, but there are also living facilities such as a swimming pool, a gym, a physiotherapy room and a restaurant.
In fact, the old man did not intend to use such a large area as his own office, but when his eldest daughter An Chengqi planned the building, she had already reserved this floor for him and personally decorated the interior according to his preference.
Although Li Yalin had a good relationship with the An family, he had not been here for many years and was surprised to see that everything was still brand new.
He couldn’t help but ask An Chongqiu in a low voice, “Chongqiu, this building of yours has been in use for at least 20 to 30 years, right? How come it’s still so new?”
An Chongqiu said in a low voice, “The An family is very wealthy, so the building as a whole is very well maintained, basically every two to three years, it has to be redecorated, and this floor is even maintained by dedicated staff every day. for spare use, and some things that have been discontinued have been specially replicated by artisans at great expense.”
The carpet under your feet is hand-woven by Iranian craftsmen, similar to the one used in the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, and costs nearly $10,000 per square metre. .”
Li Yalin listened with astonishment and couldn’t help but say, “Your family really doesn’t treat money as money …… 10,000 US dollars a square meter carpet, use it for one year and then replace it …… This money is thrown away like this, doesn’t it hurt… …”
An Chongqiu seriously said, “Old Li, about things like money, only look at the amount, not the proportion, that is a rogue.”
Li Yalin was surprised and asked, “What do you mean?”
An Chongqiu casually said, “The cost of replacing such a piece of carpet in the An family’s a*sets is basically the same as replacing your bin with a new trash bag, do you feel pain when you replace the trash bag?”
“f*ck ……,” Li Yalin smacked his lips and cursed, “You’re f*cking loaded again.”
An Chongqiu bristled, “Just telling the truth.”
As they spoke, everyone arrived at the Chinese restaurant one by one, and the old man greeted Li Yalin to the front and made him sit down next to him.