While Lily had started her day bright and cheery, the same can't be said of the Qin family.
Lawyer Yan just informed Qin Mo that Qin Jinghua had just gotten married and now owns fifty percent of Old Man Qin's properties in mainland China. This made Qin Mo so angry that he smashed some of his favorite bottles of alcohol in his study, some of them were rather expensive too.
The thing that made Qin Mo fume in anger even more was the fact that the Lawyer Yan wouldn't even tell him the identity of his daughter's husband. How could Lawyer Yan choose to side with Qin Jinghua over them? Lawyer Yan had been working with the Qin family for years now.
"Husband, please calm down. Aren't these just properties? Qin Jinghua is still your daughter, you don't have to react this way." Tang Lingyun pacified her husband. Although she seemed like she wasn't bothered on the outside, she was actually raging inside. Those properties were worth millions! How could she accept the fact that those would be given to a woman like Qin Jinghua?
"Calm down? That woman did not even inform me that she was getting married! Does she still see me as her father?" he fumed. If Qin Mo had gotten news that Qin Jinghua was going to get married, he would have done everything in his power to prevent it from happening!
"Maybe she just forgot. Just forgive her this one time." Tang Lingyun continued to pacify Qin Mo. After all these years, she was already used to acting like a good step-mother. She then lowered her eyes, her face full of regret. "My only concern is Liwei and FeiFei… I am sure that… This is my fault... I am sure that Qin Jinghua is only doing this to hurt me."
"Why are you blaming yourself for that woman's ungrateful behavior?"
"I… I have not raised Qin Jinghua well… as her mother I have to take responsibility for her actions. I never thought that her attitude would be exactly just like her mother's. Qin Mo… what are we going to do now? I just… I just hope that Feifei and Liwei could accept this. Feifei is pregnant, I'm afraid that this will upset her and…" Tang Lingyun let out a sob and wiped away her nonexistent tears. Tang Lingyun was trying to insinuate that Qin Jinghua inherited her mother's shameless attitude.
Moreover she also wanted Qin Mo to do something about Old Man Qin's inheritance by asking him to think about their son and daughter's interest. But what could Qin Mo do about it now? They were too late. Perhaps they were hoping for some miracle.
And just as she expected, Qin Mo dialed Lawyer Yan's number to ask for Lily's contact. Tang Lingyun was right. He couldn't afford to upset Qin Fei. "Don't let Fei Fei know that Qin Jinghua is already married. I will try and meet with Qin Jinhua as soon as possible and offer to buy the properties at a low price," Qin Mo cautioned.
Tang Lingyun nodded with her head lowered. A sinister glint flashed in Tang Lingyun's eyes that Qin Mo of course failed to notice. "How… how about her husband. Shall we invite her and her husband to visit the Qin family residence? She is still your daughter after all."
"Hmp! I do not consider that woman as my daughter! But for the sake of knowing what kind of man would marry her, we shall extend them an invitation to our place." Qin mo harrumphed. Marriage? If only he could find out the name of Qin Jinghua's husband, then he will make sure to have the man divorce Qin Jinghua as soon as possible.
He needed to teach his ungrateful daughter a lesson: the Qins are not to be messed with!
Tang Lingyun nodded in deference to her husband's words, a slight smile was on her face. She really couldn't wait to see what kind of man would pick someone like Qin Jinghua.
"Why wouldn't it be profitable?" Lily raised an eyebrow at Mr. Lu, one of the directors in A.R Mall and Boutique. The man just told her that a residential building at the back of the mall would not profitable.
"First and foremost, it would take years to build a property like that. Second, the price for houses has been rising for years now. By the time we finish this project, housing prices will be extremely expensive. Not many would be able to afford it," Mr. Lu reasoned. This was their first meeting the new owner of A.R Mall and Boutique. It surprised the men in the room that they were already talking about her future plans at the very first meeting.
"I see…" Lily nodded. "Firstly, the biggest concern of a lot of young people in Hong Kong these days is living arrangements. A residential area that is just minutes away from mall, a school and other amenities would be just the perfect place to live in." When Lily saw that everyone was nodding and agreeing with her, she continued speaking. She pressed her clicker and the slide changed, revealing a graph on the presentation screen. "Second, I want to show everyone the annual profit margins of A.R Mall and Boutique for the past five years."
"As you can see, profits are decreasing. Now let me show you the performance of another retail mall I owned in South America as a comparison. Apart from the fact that both malls are located in different countries, there are actually similarities between these two malls. Both malls are located in the center of the city, well-connected by public transport and near a school. Except, one of the mall has a hotel above it. The profits of A.R Mall and Boutique is not even half of what my retail mall in South America is reaping. Do you want to know what accounts for the difference in performance?" Lily made a deliberate pause.
Meanwhile, Mr. Lu was listening intently and studying the numbers in front of him. He couldn't help but be in awe while looking at the numbers in front of him.
"That is because you all are too afraid to innovate." Lily rose from her seat. "Create, innovate, improve then repeat."
Lily looked at the group of stockholders in front of her with a small smile on her face. "I am only interested in making profits. Let me do my work and you do yours. Trust my decision and in turn I will give you profits. Any questions?"