CCM 037

Translated by: Taffy, Silva
Edited by: Based Jessica, M2t5, PMBL, Rend, FatChinee

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Chapter 37 – If You Say So

“Ah!” Hearing his mother’s words, Suo Jia opened his mouth in amazement, and dazedly said: “What are you girls thinking? The reason I wanted to build this wooden house was not for people to live in, but to open a beautician site!”

His mother unhappily rolled her eyes at him upon hearing his words. “You silly child, sometimes you are frighteningly intelligent, but other times you are just so dense. Let me ask you: with such a small location, how many customers would you be able to accommodate? Where would you make everyone wait?”

“This…” Hearing his mother’s words, Suo Jia could not help but glance at their surroundings. The construction area had a man-made lake on one side, a fake mountain waterfall on another, and the other two sides had both grass and man-made woods. The room was to be built on the empty space in the exact center of this environment. Aside from the house, there really weren’t any other available spaces for customers to wait.

Seeing Suo Jia’s embarrassed expression, his mother continued. “Think carefully; including you, there are eight of us here. That White Villa is so grand, and with such few of us living together, it’s too quiet and uncomfortable. It’s also such a waste of space.”

At this point, his mother’s eyes lit up, “The first level of the White Villa consists of an enormous lounge capable of fitting 400-500 people. The second level is also spacious with dozens of rooms as well as a large parlor that could be used as your place of work. Isn’t this villa perfectly suited for your purposes?”

Here, Eldest Sister also piped in, “I also agree with your mother’s words. Aside from that huge lounge on the first floor, the surrounding gardens accommodate customers as well. Even if there were 500 people, it would not seem crowded at all. In other words, if you use the White Villa as your base of operations, then we will have the ability to accommodate up to nearly 1000 people!”

“Wa!” Hearing both his mother’s and Eldest Sister’s words, Suo Jia shouted out excitedly, “This is really too wonderful. If we do it that way, then the amount of customers will no longer be a problem. I can moisturize at least 1000 afflicted people per day, meaning that I could potentially earn 1000 gold a day. Heavens, we’ll be rich!”

“Haha…” Hearing Suo Jia’s words, Eldest Sister laughed as she shook her head. “Young Master, I have a few suggestions. I wonder if you would be willing to hear them?”

“Suggestions!” Hearing Eldest Sister’s words, Suo Jia’s eyes quickly lit up. Suo Jia greatly admired Eldest Sister’s abilities. After all, he was still young and inexperienced, and didn’t have much knowledge about these types of things. If Eldest Sister was bringing up a suggestion, then she definitely had some good ideas.

With Suo Jia’s urging, Eldest Sister smiled. “With Young Master’s natural talent and abilities together with Young Master’s and Miss Wen Ya’s relationship, I can ascertain that Young Master’s future will be splendid and glorious. You will enter the aristocrats’ circle for sure!”

As Eldest Sister finished these words, Suo Jia’s mother happily nodded her head afterwards. “That’s right, that’s right; it is exactly so. My precious son will definitely have an extraordinary future!”

Respectfully nodding her head at Suo Jia’s mother, Eldest Sister continued: “Since this is so, if Young Master has so many extraordinary abilities that others don’t have, I recommend that this beautician service’s standards should be higher. It is not necessary to accept 1000 customers every day. Actually, we should not simply focus on the normal citizens; we should be seeking to earn money from the aristocrats. While earning this money, we can also build our relations with the aristocrats for the sake of allowing Young Master to enter their circle and build his foundation there.”

At this point, Eldest Sister’s eyes glowed even brighter and was almost breathless from excitement. She continued, “This area is very famous. The area’s sites are tied to Holy Light’s foundation, to the point where we could accept fees from those just coming to sightsee. Thus, anyone able to visit this place could definitely be considered wealthy and respectable!”

Hearing Eldest Sister’s words, Suo Jia could not help but furrow his brows. “Eldest Sister, isn’t this a bit too influential?”

“Influential?” Hearing Suo Jia’s words, Eldest Sister suddenly laughed. “If you think that this is influential, then I cannot refute it. However, I am simply discussing it from a business viewpoint; I am only considering this for the business’ sake. I am responsible for stating my suggestions, rejecting or accepting them is Young Master’s decision!”

Hearing Eldest Sister’s words, Suo Jia swallowed his words, and without a sound, he gestured at Eldest Sister to continue speaking. Receiving his permission, Eldest Sister continued. “In short, my suggestion is that this place shouldn’t become just another common marketplace, but rather Holy Light City’s most elegant and luxurious area. In the future, it should become the gathering place for aristocrats. Those able to enter here must have a symbol of their status and privileges. Common people would not have the qualifications to set a single step in.”

Speaking up to this point, Eldest Sister’s confidence grew, and said, “As long as we set up such a form, then Young Master’s status in the aristocrats’ circle will also be set up. As long as you maintain good relationships with the customers, then within Holy Light City, you will be able to do whatever you please, and be well-known everywhere!”

Speaking in excitement, Eldest Sister looked straight at Suo Jia with a strong gaze. “Money, privileges, influence; no matter what you want, it will be there. If there is anything you want to do, it will become a reality. Is such a scenario bad?”

“How is that possible!” Hearing Eldest Sister’s words, Suo Jia could not help but shout out. Even Suo Jia’s mother had an incredulous expression on her face.

Seeing Suo Jia’s and his mother’s expressions, Eldest Sister laughed and said, “When I was receiving my training at a young age, this idea was drilled deep into my mind repeatedly: this world is controlled by men, while women are in control of the men!”

“This can’t be!” Hearing Eldest Sister’s words, Suo Jia violently shook his head, “How can women control men? If it’s true, then why did father leave?”

Suo Jia’s mother looked down sadly upon hearing this, revealing a sad expression. But Eldest Sister was not emotionally moved in the slightest bit. She just stood there silently and looked at Suo Jia. Eldest Sister quietly said, “Even if the wife can’t control the husband, I ask you, can your mother control you? Are you going to listen to your mother’s words?”

Suo Jia replied angrily, “What nonsense are you talking about? Of course I will listen to my mother’s words! But what does this have anything to do with women controlling men?”

Hearing Suo Jia’s childish reply, Eldest Sister smiled and said, “So are you trying to say that your mother is not a woman?”

“That…“ Suo Jia finally realized after listening to Eldest Sister. The ones that were controlling the men were not only their wives, but also their mothers, daughters, and grandmothers…

Seeing the sudden change in Suo Jia’s expression, Eldest Sister smiled and continued, “Think about it, Young Master. If your mother begged you to help someone by giving him 1000 gold, would you refuse?”

Suo Jia finally understood completely what Eldest Sister was saying. This world… was really controlled by men, but in the end, men were still being controlled by women; if not the wife, then the mother. If the mother also couldn’t, then the daughter. There were no men who were not under the control of women. If there really were, they couldn’t be considered human.

Seeing that Suo Jia finally understood, Eldest Sister continued, “And have you ever thought of this: If our customers are the commoners, then we can only receive one gold coin per client. A payment of ten gold coins is out of the question. In such a case, we can’t earn much even if we worked to death! There is absolutely no benefit. But if we serve the aristocrats, this will not be a problem.”

“We will Hire the best designers and build the highest-grade work spaces possible in the best location. The work space must be at least 100 square meters to allow for numerous luxurious leather chairs and expensive couches we plan to add. We can also allow carriages to enter the villa and go to the work space directly.”

“Next, we can consider the garden next to the main building; beside the garden is a swimming pool. Now picture this: Holy Light maids lining the walkway to the entrance and standing by the front door. Each of them will be wearing unique, specially designed headdresses that compliment their youthful vigor. They will, whether they like it or not, give guests a nice “Welcome!” readily with an authentic Holy Light accent! They will also have to be very respectful [to the guests].”

“We will build several recreation rooms with the highest quality materials, and also add ornaments made of pure gold. To enter any one of these rooms, one will have to pay a small fee of a couple dozen gold coins. We will also add another kitchen to the house, except this one will supply food to the guests all 24 hours of a day. To even eat a single piece of bread will require a price of several gold coins, let alone a luxury banquet. There is only one way to describe this lifestyle —- Luxurious!”

“The customers who have entered will have to wear either platinum or amethyst jewelry. Anyone entering with a gold necklace will find themselves utterly put to shame, too embarrassed to even greet anyone else. With this kind of beautician venue, how much do you think it will cost to get even a single Moisture Technique done?”

At this, Suo Jia answered, “No matter how you look at it, it must cost at least 10 gold coins.”

The maid replied, “Ten gold coins? That is only the beginning price! 100 and above gold coins could still be considered inexpensive. Even those who think it is expensive wouldn’t ask for a discount. You have to understand the aristocrat’s pride competitive spirit. If they are willing to pay a 10 gold entrance fee, they wouldn’t care even if they had to pay an additional 90 gold coins for anything else!”

“Do you know what it means to be called an aristocrat? An aristocrat is someone who buys the most expensive things, even if they are not necessarily the best! That is why the slogan for our beautician is —- Not necessarily the best, but definitely the most expensive!”


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3 thoughts on “CCM 037

  1. I don’t know but I don’t like her idea. I mean, yes, they will have money, but what about people? And the most expensive? She wants him to milk people like cows?
    … I don’t like it :<

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