Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the busiest commercial centres and a shopper’s paradise on Hong Kong Island.
According to Lau Man-king, she and her cla*smates, have been in the central area of the Tsim Sha Tsui shopping street for the past few days to do charity sales to raise funds.
According to the group’s original division of labour, she was to come back tomorrow, but happened to be called home from school by Liu Jiahui at noon. In the afternoon, she had promised to show Ye Chen around, so she simply brought the things she had prepared for the bazaar and sent them over with her.
Besides, Liu Manqiong really did not know where to take Ye Chen, as she spent most of her time between home and school, and had no recreational activities other than charity work. She was also at a loss for words, so she simply went about her own business first and took Ye Chen with her on the way.
Ye Chen had come here a few times with his parents when he was young. He felt that Hong Kong Island was too small, with lots of people, cars and narrow, cramped streets, so he had little interest in the island’s tourist resources, so he also planned to follow Liu Manqiong around.
Liu Manqiong drove the car into the car park of a shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, and then got out of the car with Ye Chen.
Ye Chen went to the rear of the car as a gentleman and opened the trunk to help Liu Manqiong get her personal belongings.
At that moment, an all-black Rolls-Royce Cullinan pulled up in front of Liu Manqiong’s Tesla, and with the driver’s side window down, a boy in a suit with immaculately combed hair said in surprise, “Manqiong, aren’t you coming over tomorrow? Why are you here now?”
Liu Manqiong frowned slightly and asked him, “What are you doing here?”
The other party laughed, “I heard that your university was having a charity sale, so I thought I’d come over to support the event.
Liu Manqiong asked again, “How did you know I was coming over tomorrow?”
The young man called Zhong Shao said with a smile, “I happened to pa*s by here at noon and saw your HKU emblem and volunteers. So I went over and asked about it, and when I found out that you were organising a charity sale, I asked them when you were coming over. They told me you were coming tomorrow, and as you know, I don’t like to be aggressive, so I thought I’d go home, get some watches and donate before you came, but I didn’t expect to meet you here.”
He said, “Oh yes, Manjun. In support of your charity sale at the University of Hong Kong, I brought some Patek Philippe and Rolex watches for you, two Nautilus and three Ditonnas. The total price is almost over four million.”
Liu Manqiong said with a cold expression, “Sorry, Zhong Shao, we are here to sell small personal unused items for charity, the highest price per item is not more than HK$10,000, these items of yours are too expensive and it is difficult to sell them on such occasions, thank you for your kindness.”
Zhong Shao waved his hand and said, “It doesn’t matter. Even though it is a watch worth more than four million, it can be marked down to three million well, it is a good price, I believe it will be snapped up soon.”
As he said that, he deliberately winked at Liu Manqiong and smiled, “I am also doing this to show you a good time. The charity sale called by the famous Liu Manqiong’s organisation, if there weren’t a few valuable items, it really wouldn’t be justified. Don’t you think so?”
Liu Manqiong shook her head and said lightly, “Thank you for your kindness, but the reason why I organised the charity sale. The reason why I organised the charity sale is to make it more grounded, to lower the threshold of charity to a minimum, and to allow more people to participate in it, so these expensive items you mentioned will discourage ordinary people from participating in charity, so it is not necessary.”
Zhong Shao said, “Manqiong, if you don’t think it’s appropriate, then I can donate money, how about 10 million Hong Kong dollars?”
Lau Manqiong said, “It’s no problem to donate, our charity foundation has opened a notarised account, you can send money directly to the account. Also you can make a note whether you want to donate anonymously or in your real name, if it’s an anonymous donation, we’ll write down enthusiastic citizens, if it’s in your real name, we’ll put your name on it.”