[ I will come to pay you a visit soon. ]
“Please deliver this letter along with the gift.”
“I understand sir. Is there anything else you need?”
“Not right now. I do not need to worry with you taking care of everything, Director Bae.”
“Haha, you are praising me too much. I will make my leave then.”
Director Kim Sang Bin exited the office.
Like last time, the intercom went off right away.
– Teacher Lee Soo Bong is here.
‘Wow, look at the time!’
I really didn’t have any time to rest. I finished day trading and came to work at 2 pm and have been meeting with people ever since then.
It’s because I started too many things at once. The businesses related to the Dandelion School have been growing at a scary pace.
The original Dandelion School was expanding their teaching subjects from just cooking to also include design, acting, arts, medicine, eastern medicine, and programming for a total of eight subjects. We also increased the number of students significantly as well.
The number of new students we took in this year ended up being 3,600 students.
The reason Teacher Lee Soo Bong was here was probably related to that as well.
The Dandelion School’s overseas branches were even worse.
Vietnam, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Venezuela now all had a Dandelion School. The total number of new students for all of these countries was 6,000 students.
There were many other countries asking us to create Dandelion Schools in their countries as well. We already had three countries we promised to build a school in next.
But building the school wasn’t everything. There was more to it.
The thing that I was looking forward to was the venture capital support department. Regardless of whether they are 10 years old or 50 years old, anybody can enter as long as they have their own unique entrepreneurship idea.
They would prepare their business while receiving the support of the experts, while I would provide the funds in order to help them get started.
We also needed to prepare restaurants and whatnots for the graduates.
The employees took care of most things, however, they still reported to me and I took care of the final decision for all transactions. I needed to make sure everything was thorough, even though it was annoying to do so as we are just getting started.
However, I will leave each site in charge of their own things starting next year. Everything should be going smoothly by then.
Anyway, I’m starting to feel hungry. I guess I can eat with teacher Lee Soo Bong.
“Please welcome him inside.”
I then got up as I could not greet someone like teacher Lee Soo Bong while sitting down.
The door soon opened and teacher Lee Soo Bong came in.
I tried to quickly walk over and shake his hand, but he was holding something. The fact that it was wrapped in cloth made it look like a lunchbox.
I helped him with the bag instead of shaking his hand.
“I would have come to you if you had given me a call.”
“How can I ask such a busy person to come and go as I please? I have more free time, so I should come to you. You have to move more the older you get.”
“Please sit over here.”
I offered him the better couch and he shook his hand.
“No need. That is your seat.”
He then sat down in the guest couch and we were looking eye to eye.
“By the way, what is that?”
“A lunchbox. Didn’t we agree to eat dinner together today?”
Lee Soo Bong responded and opened up the cloth.
It really was a lunchbox. He opened the lid and I could see rice mixed with chestnut, jujube, and pine nuts, as well as tteok-galbi and other side dishes. (TL: Tteok-galbi is galbi that is beaten down and then formed in the shape of a rice cake (or tteok in Korean). It was generally eaten by Kings, as it does not look regal for a King to be ripping galbi off the bone.)
“I was planning on treating you to someplace nice.”
“I like this more than eating out. Take a bite, I’m sure you’ll be shocked.”
Lee Soo Bong lifted his spoon first.
We chatted about all sorts of things as we ate. The meal that Lee Soo Bong prepared really was different. I doubt I would be able to experience such a delicious meal even if I went to an extremely fancy restaurant.
There would be no better meal if you set the right atmosphere.
“How is it?”
“Do you even need to ask? Your skills are known around the globe, teacher.”
“Don’t use such cheesy words and be honest. Contrary to what it looks like, this is not your average meal. The world can end up changing based on your evaluation.”
Lee Soo Bong did not look like he was joking.
I took another look around the meal. It seemed quite normal to me.
I then noticed the tteok-galbi. It looked as if it was made of meat, however, there were slight differences.
Most people wouldn’t be able to notice it, however, my senses have been improved thanks to my Royal Roader stats such that I was able to notice the faint differences.
I also recalled how Lee Man Bok had once had a business where he made tteok-galbi with meat made out of beans.
However, this was different than tteok-galbi made with beans. I’ve tried it many times already, including the newest one that Lee Man Bok had created.
That one was still extremely easy to tell that it was made out of beans.
But this was different.
I paid more attention to it as I took another bite.
‘It feels like meat, but something is a bit different.’
But I was certain about something.
‘It tastes almost the same as regular meat.’
At least the regular consumers would feel that way.
And if this was made of beans or something similar?
‘It’s going to be a jackpot!’
Proofreader: Borderline Masochist