Although Ma Lan mocked him as the vice president of the Painting and Calligraphy a*sociation, he knew very well how much weight this vice president carried.
The top management of this kind of cultural a*sociation had a very special cultural aura, and the city leaders had to give a few face.
However, Ma Lan had been strong and dominant in front of Xiao Changkun all his life, so he could not let Xiao Changkun overshadow him at this time, so he deliberately mocked him.
Xiao Changkun was originally offended by Ma Lan’s mockery and was about to retort, but when he heard her say that he was not up to par and that he had been abused, it immediately poked at his deepest humility and sensitivity.
Today, in front of He Yuanjiang, Xiao Changkun felt just like this.
He also clearly realised that he really did not have any real skills, and had managed to become the executive vice-president of the Calligraphy and Painting a*sociation, but in the end, he was still a waterboy.
However, being so sarcastic by Ma Lan, it still deeply stung his self-esteem, and he immediately retorted, “Do you think I am a vice-president who eats rice? In this position, not only can I broaden my horizons, I can also enhance my network!”
He added, “By the way, I met an overseas Chinese today, and he’s a very wealthy man! His family donated tens of millions of dollars worth of paintings and calligraphy to our painting and calligraphy a*sociation, and they are willing to sponsor us with 50 million dollars to open a local art exhibition in Jinling! If we make such connections, we might be able to use them in the future!”
Ma Lan said, “What are you bragging about, according to you, they donated 100 million to your painting and calligraphy society alone? I don’t believe anyone would have nothing better to do than to donate money to your calligraphy and painting society!”
Xiao Changkun blurted out, “What the hell do you know! There are a lot of rich people in this world, many rich people donate and sponsor everywhere, what’s a little donation in the cultural field?”
With that, Xiao Changkun looked like he was taking credit and said, “By the way, it was because I met this overseas Chinese that I got Ye Chen and Churan a business deal each! If I hadn’t joined the Painting and Calligraphy a*sociation, would I have had such an opportunity?”
Ma Lan frowned and asked, “Get business for Ye Chen and Churan? What kind of business?”
Ye Chen also looked surprised, “Yes dad, I don’t do business either.”
Xiao Changkun was busy saying to Ye Chen, “Good son-in-law, haven’t you been reading feng shui for people? The Chinese I met today has just bought a villa in Jinling, and when we were chatting over dinner, she happened to mention that she wanted to ask a feng shui master to take a look at it, and when I heard this, I had to help our own family members, after all, the water should not flow into the field of outsiders, so I recommended you to her.”
Xiao Changkun said, “When you usually give feng shui readings to rich people, how often do you not get a million or two? This time, this overseas Chinese seems to have a lot of money, so if you ask her for two or three million dollars, she will definitely agree without hesitation.”
When Ma Lan heard this, she was immediately overjoyed and said to Ye Chen, “Good son-in-law, this is a good deal, you don’t even have to go overseas, just take a walk around our Jinling, you can earn a few million!”
Ye Chen laughed sarcastically, not knowing how to respond for a while.
Although he had always told his family that he was going out to read feng shui for clients, he had never actually taken any similar orders at all, they were all excuses for going out of town on business.
Originally, he thought that his excuse was reasonable and seamless, but to his surprise, his old husband, Xiao Changkun, had introduced himself to a client.
He didn’t care about the few million, but the point was that he couldn’t seem to refuse, otherwise it would be obviously a bit unjustifiable to use the excuse of reading feng shui for people in the future.
So he had no choice but to nod and said, “Okay dad, you can give me her contact information, I’ll contact her tomorrow.”
Xiao Changkun handed over a business card and said, “Here, this is this Miss Zhan, you can give her a call tomorrow and mention my name and he will know.”