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Chapter 1 : The Sales Executive’s New Love Interest (业务的新欢)

December 1, 2017…. we are now heading into the last month of 2017. The year is almost over! How is everyone keeping up to your 2017 Resolution? 

Snoopy December Quote

I personally only set 2 resolution this year and so far, I must say that my resolution have been achieved! Yeah! 

So, sharing my happiness with everyone, here, I would like to extend @tinkerbellsan and my Christmas, New Year 2018 & our 2nd Anniversary gift to all our supportive readers out there. 

Our gift this year would be sharing the translation of The Sales Executive’s New Love Interest (业务的新欢) By Wu Wei (伍薇 ) that I have picked up to read recently after the recommendation of Moonblossom on Shushengbar It is a short and enjoyable read. So since I had to translate it for the reading pleasure of @tinkerbellsan, might as well share with everyone else.

This translation will be spread across the next 4 months ending just on our 2nd Anniversary, in March 2018. 

Don’t worry, the regular post on Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (书中自有颜如玉) and Boss’s Blind Date Notes (Boss相亲笔记) will continue. 

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Introduction taken from Shushengbar:

To Song An Yi, Proff Zhou Mo is just like his name – remote (Mo) and cold.  But other than that little flaw, he is one of her biggest client, rich and good-looking. If she is not already attached, she would definitely take a second look at him

To Zhou Mo, Song An Yi is a warm, talkative, sales executive from the cleaning agency. Normally, he would stay far away from this sort of woman but she is like a ray of sunlight that has shine into his otherwise dull life.   In his recollection, he has only ever seen her smile but one day, she tumbles into his arms, tears streaming down her face.

“Hold me.” (she said it as a statement, not question). “I’m in a foul mood and as my friend, surely you would not mind me borrowing your chest for a wee moment right?”

His eyes lit up. “I have never regarded you as my friend.”.

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Chapter 1

Song Anyi is a gold medal business executive. She had a busy daily life. She is busy sourcing for new customers while having to serve her existing customers.

Usually after taking an order, the details will be taken over by colleagues in the Department of Field. Unlike how it was a few years ago where orders are all done personally. Having said that, there are still some exception. Some of the ‘VIP’ members who pay more than two years of fees, they will try to meet all the requirements. Even if having to designate her to the house daily, she is willing to do. Song Anyi loves her work and chasing the earnings from the performance is her passion.

‘Professor Zhou, have some tea.’

Song Anyi smiled. The eyes of the man, Daikin Lord Zhou is strange. He has paid for three years of fees, and is one of the super VIP. Now, Professor Zhou is sitting leisurely in Zhou Home while reading in the study. The aroma from the tea together with the early winter warm sunshine from the window projected obliquely in the air. A static flavour of the ancient tea makes the aroma difficult to describe hinting the mysterious ancient taste.

Now, before we begin the story, let’s introduce this ancient Professor Zhou.

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Zhou Mo is a visiting professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Kunsthistorical University. He is also a famous international collector and antiquity master. He also comes from the extraordinary Zhou Family! The previous generates of the Zhou Family had run the largest pawnshops in the capital. When the capital was in turmoil in 1949, many were fleeing the flood while holding treasures of the heirloom. With the increase, the number of antiquities in the pawnshops of the Zhou Family was totally unknown.

Meaning of Anthropology : On Wikipedia

Although today, the Zhou Family no longer run the pawnshops, but the Zhou Yi generation heir, Zhou Mo are still in the collection industry and the auction market continue to shine.

Expert said : ‘The World’s Richest is not a banker but an antique collector.’ In the years of Zhou’s operations, regardless of Chinese or the Western-style, Zhou Family’s collection is more enriched. So the Zhou Family strictly controlled in temperature and humidity treasury is known in the industry as a ‘small Forbidden City’ in the world.

A man around antiques all day, must have the ancient full flavour right? No, no….. Professor Zhou is handsome! The 35-year-old Professor Zhou has a very tall nose with deep and charming features and hidden behind the frameless flat glasses are hawkish sharp black pupil. He is tall and handsome. Indeed, very charming!

Professor Zhou has less expression with less words but a strong sense of presence that inexplicable people to deterred. Song Anyi had been with him for six months and yet she still feels curious with such a combination of contradictions. It is indeed too mysterious!

‘What does Professor Zhou think about the taste? I added mint leaves and liquid liquorice to quench my thirst today.’

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Recently, Song Anyi fell in love with tea. She will buy a variety of flowers and tea. Whether it is chamomile rose, or orange blossom and cinnamon leaves, her daring bold style of tea, several times, the ‘efficient’ brothers and sisters find the smell too strong, no one wants to be her ‘white mouse’ to try the strange taste tea. The only one that is brave enough currently is only Professor Zhou.

Of course, Song Anyi do not think that her handpicked herbal tea is hard to drink or else she would not get her own super VIP member under the poison… uh….. hehe…. Joking. Not everyone can drink her tea and she would be reluctant to share if Professor Zhou had not had the six months of friendship with her.

One is a mysterious antique collector, one is a family cleaning management company. These two-people living in a different world, how would there be any intersection? This should be going back six months ago, when Song Anyi’s mother. Because of the relationship between calligraphy, and the community’s calligraphy class. The calligraphy teacher is Professor Zhou’s mother. Zhou mother is worried about the son whom is living alone. There is no one to tidy his home. So both the good sisters whom have great relationship, Song Mother force the daughter to solve the problem for the teacher.

Song Anyi is a professional. She could have arranged the company’s most experienced aunty to come over to complete the task. Scheduling for her to go to Professor Zhou’s house every Monday for the cleaning work is ok, but the trouble is that Professional Zhou has a strange personality. He does not like the environment to be too clean. He likes his most used area such as the bedrooms and sanitary wares to be clean and bright but he can turn a blind eye to the rest of the area as if it has been greyed out.

Such a weird personality with the habit of not liking strangers in and out of the house, it is concluded that this task can only be handled by Song Anyi. And Professor Zhou’s reason is very simple…. ‘When it is required, Song Anyi to come to his house…’ which means do not allow the others to enter his home.

Hahahaha…. It does not matter. VIP members has the final say. All can be discussed. Think about this, both parents know each other. Based on their relationship, Professor Zhou and she is not ‘complete’ stranger. So she is the only one woman who freely access Professor Zhou’s home with the magnetic card. She is also the only woman who can climb on Professor Zhou’s bed and change the sheets. She is fully aware that this makes other women very jealous. Every time she met with the beautiful neighbour, the look of discontent!

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However, in Song Anyi’s view, Professor Zhou is the VIP member of the company and the son of mom’s teacher. She earnestly performed her task and occasionally shared some interesting news. However, she was neither staring nor daring to look at the handsome guy.

This is because she has a boyfriend. So, charming Professor Zhou is really safe. The beautiful neighbour really do not have to have the look of resentment.

‘Today’s mint leaves are picked. I went to the flower market last Sunday to buy a pot of peppermint home. Mint should not be difficult to plant at home right? Last time, I whatever I tried to plant all was unsuccessful. I was ridiculed by my mom for a long time…’

‘Yeah, Professor Zhou still remember Natal? Our boss of ‘Efficiency’ talked loudly on my cell phones about me not being able to keep the peppermint plant alive. I was loudly ridiculed, maybe the entire office could hear it!’

In the past six months, their way of interaction has always been this way. Although Professor Zhou has less expression, often in her own way, Song Anyi is full of energy. Without hesitation, she sway with her passion. In her dictionary, here is no complete ‘No and Quiet’ these two words. When you first are unfamiliar, it was still quiet for a few days. But as days goes by, what fun, delicious and interesting news, she could not help but share with him. Even if Professor Zhou does not respond or show any slight reaction, it does not matter. As long as he does not ask her to shut up.

Seeing the Professor Zhou’s cup is empty, Song Anyi raised the exclusive country-style bone china porcelain teapot that belong to herself and pour him a full cup. This unique British style utensils seems very trendy in Professor Zhou’s antique home.

‘Professor Zhou, you want some handmade cookies?’

Zhou Mo turn to look at her with his long eyelashes.

Song Anyi shrugged. Knowing the limit, the last longan rice cake apparently scared Professor Zhou. She raised her hand very seriously and said: ‘Rest assured, I swear that today’s almond cookies by no means contain any ingredients that are not found in recipes.’

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Author:

I love travelling and exploring the world, see things from the lense of my camera.... this is my space in sharing the many exciting places that I have visited as well as some of the wonderful gastronomy experience. I also loved baking while exploring new recipes. From time to time, I will also be sharing unique dishes that I cook for my family as well as sharing some of my baking experience / recipes.

6 thoughts on “Chapter 1 : The Sales Executive’s New Love Interest (业务的新欢)

  1. “A man who can turn a blind eye to the rest of the area as if it has been greyed out”? Hey, I can live with that. And, handsome and rich to boot! Hahahahahahaha. Where can I find such a man?

    Obviously, I’m too lazy to do some cleaning~ LOL. Thankies for this new project!

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  2. Such a man only can be found in the novel like this or that….no such man around in the real world or yet again, it can be one in a trillion…provided the earth have that many people first…

    It took me quite awhile to give this novel a chance nonetheless, I read it because I have nothing to read…:P..

    A Happy Merry Christmas to you Mhyru and Tinkerbellsan and yours..:D

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