Rebirth: Chapter 16 (Part 1)

unedited version

We have been quite busy with assignments lately and haven’t been posting up as much as we like, we released this unedited version first as a thank you for all our supportors and will edit this chapter at a later time~ 🙂

Chapter 16: Discussion about New Product, Inviting Anran

(Part 1)

After hearing what Lu Jianhao said, everyone shut their mouths and sat in their designated seats. The Lu Family has a very clear hierarchy. In a long rectangular table, Lu Jianhao seats at the head of the table, on his left are his sons and their wives, and on his right are junior members of Lu Anran’s generation, even the seating positions were ordered. The first seat to the left of Lu Jianhao has been left vacant for Lu Junhao, while the first seat to his right was Lu Anran. Although Lu Junhao is the eldest, between the three brothers, he was the last to get married and have a kid and so, the children of Lu Junan and Lu Junfeng were a lot older than Lu Anran. However, as Lu Anran is the child of the eldest son, she sat at the first position of the immediate right of Lu Jianhao, disregarding their ages. This kind of arrangement has always been a thorn in Lu Junan’s heart.

When the food was on the table, everyone ate while talking about work. Lu Jianhao started by asking a question, “Junfeng, has the R&D department release the new menu for the next season?”

“Not yet, but it is more or less already fixed. In addition, the launch of summer season’s strawberry desert series aimed at young people is already in the sampling stage. The response has been very good.”

“En. This progress is still okay. Xiao Rou1, what about your advertising department?” Lu Jianhao looked towards Ji Rou.

“In collaboration with the R&D department, we have also promoted the new series of combination set meals together with animation characters that are very popular amongst young people now. We are already negotiating with Japan’s Jump magazine, intending to come out with new collection of exclusive personalities to drive this. In addition, Japan’s government officials will keep an eye on their government site.”

“Good!” Lu Jianhao nodded. Lu Jianhao has always felt at ease when it comes to the advertising department. Although Ji Rou has a soft and weak personality, before her marriage with Lu Junhao, she was already one of the best advertiser and designer in the country. She has a unique foresight. The advertisement campaign in every season in collaboration with the R&D department has always been just right and very well- received, never letting him down even once.

Looking towards his third son, Lu Junan, “Junan, what’s happening with cooperation talk with Rong Corporation? It has been dragging on for too long hasn’t it!”

“The negotiation was almost settled, but Rong Corporation’s project manager was beaten up by Anran……” Lu Junan directly pushed the blame onto Lu Anran.

“Anran, you are in the wrong here. How can you hit another person?” Lu Junan’s wife, Liu Yue complained, “Do you know how much effort your third uncle has put in because of this project?”

“Precisely! How can a girl be so violent and hit another person?” Lu Anxin did not forget to step on her (Lu Anran’s) foot as a payback for just now.

“Rong Corporation hasn’t been stable these past two years, if the negotiations fail, then forget about it!” Lu Junfeng spoke up for Lu Anran.

“I also think that Anran will not hit another person for no rhyme or reason. Moreover, Anran does not know that project manager. If she accidentally hit the wrong person, then it should not be Anran’s fault.” The favouritism in Xu Lianxin’s words was very clear, “An adult fussing about2 because of a fifteen years old girl, he is not a reliable person either!”

1 Typical term of affection in Chinese culture to add a diminutive in front of the name. In this instance, Xiao Rou refers to Ji Rou.

2 The actual translation of the book was ‘getting serious’ but I think that ‘fussing about’ fits the context a little better. The meaning is that the project manager is thinking of cancelling the company’s negotiation because of what a mere 15 year old did (still considered a child) – showing that the person is making a mountain out of a molehill.

8 thoughts on “Rebirth: Chapter 16 (Part 1)

  1. “I also think that Anran will not hit another person for no rhyme or reason. Moreover, Anran does not know that project manager. If she accidentally hit the wrong person, then it should not be Anran’s fault.” The favouritism in Xu Lianxin’s words was very clear, “An adult fussing about2 because of a fifteen years old girl, he is not a reliable person either!”

    Sorry but who’s Xu Lianxin again?

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  2. Hopefully Anran will tell the real reason in the next chapter.. I just wish I could see that disgusting uncle’s face when Anran reports to her granpa what he actually tried to do😐😐

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