Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 786 - Don’t ever buy it.
Chapter 786 – Don’t ever buy it.
“It’s located at the world’s best commercial building. World Trade Center, Twin Towers. I had only rented one floor, and I am thinking of ways to buy the whole floor.” Kirilenko replied proudly.
The busiest place in New York was Manhattan. Kirilenko’s office must also be located there. World Trade Center, Twin Towers, was also located near to Wall Street.
Feng Yu was shocked. Why did Kirilenko pick this place for his company? He knew that in about 5 years, the Twin Towers will no longer exist.
As a friend, Feng Yu had to persuade Kirilenko to relocate his company. But how does he do it? He can’t tell Kirilenko that the Twin Towers are not safe and will collapse. Kirilenko would think he is crazy.
I got to find another excuse.
“Brother Ki, do you know about our Chinese Fengshui?” Feng Yu asked seriously.
Kirilenko shook his head. “What is that?”
Feng Yu had said Fengshui in Chinese, and the translator standing behind Kirilenko also do know not how to explain Fengshui in Russian.
“It is the invisible forces around us.”
“Oh, Fengshui. I know. I had hired someone to check the Fengshui for my house in Moscow.” Kirilenko replied.
Huh? Russians also know about Fengshui? But Brother Ki said Fengshui in Russian, and it sounded the same as Chinese.
In the early 1980s, Fengshui had spread to Western countries and was common in Russia, which was located just next to China.
Almost every bookshop in Russia have books about Fengshui, and there were even pictures in the books to give detailed explanations.
In Feng Yu’s previous life, there was a weekly Russian TV program about Fengshui. Such programs were not allowed to be aired in China, but the Russians love to watch it.
Currently, there were lots of shops in Russia selling Fengshui items, and those shops were doing better than the shops in China. Fengshui was widely accepted by Russians. This was also because of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Russians went through a tough period, and when they heard that Fengshui could change their life for the better, they became followers of Fengshui.
When Russia’s economy recovered and the standard of living improved for the Russians, they credited all these to Fengshui. If Yeltsin knew about this, he might cry in his sleep. He had done his best to improve his people’s life. But in the end, many people felt it was Fengshui that helped them!
Kirilenko also believes in Fengshui. He even set up a Fengshui association. His Fengshui master was not a Caucasian. He was a Chinese Fengshui Master! Most of Kirilenko’s Chinese was taught by this Master.
Since Kirilenko knows about Fengshui, it would be easier for Feng Yu to explain to him. It’s hard to explain Fengshui to someone else. Even 99% of the Chinese do not know all the terms used in Fengshui.
Feng Yu also do not know. But it did not stop him from using Fengshui to fool Kirilenko. Feng Yu only wanted Kirilenko to avoid tragedy.
“Since you know about Fengshui, then have you ask your Fengshui Master to check the Fengshui at World Trade Center?”
“Of course. The Fengshui master is the best Fengshui Master in Chinatown. I even followed your Chinese culture and paid him in a red packet.” Kirilenko replied proudly.
Hahaha. Feng, you must not have thought that I know about these.
Feng Yu stared at him with opened eyes. Fengshui Masters are also available in the US? Kirilenko must have paid him a significant amount.
“Brother Ki, did that Fengshui Master tell you that the Twin Towers buildings are not auspicious? There will be a disaster.”
“No. He said that Twin Tower can gather the wealth from heavens and earth. I will surely make money if I set up my company there.”
Feng Yu: “……”
Damn. This is New York’s Twin Towers. All the companies in the buildings were all world-class companies. Which one of them did not make money? You believe this bullshit?!
“Brother Ki, how many companies in the World Trade Center do not make money? Also, you can rent a whole floor of office space in the building, which means some companies had let go of their offices. If money could be made so easily in that building, why would those companies vacate their offices? I had come to New York earlier than you. Why do you think I picked Seattle? Because of Microsoft? No. It’s because of Fengshui!” Feng Yu confidently said.
“Ah? You had asked a Master too? Seattle’s Fengshui is better than in New York?” Kirilenko was surprised. New York was supposed to be the US’s financial center. Should I move my company to Seattle?
“Of course. If not, why did Boeing become so successful? Why did Microsoft develop so fast? This Twin tower is not considered bad too. It could accumulate wealth, but it might attract disaster too. It’s fine if you are renting for the short term. However, you will regret if you buy the whole floor!”
“Really? Then I have to tell them to stop buying the offices. We will rent the space. But I still think that buying an office would be more worthwhile.” Kirilenko was easily fooled by Feng Yu because he trusted Feng Yu completely.
“If you really want to buy an office, I think the Empire State Building is a good choice.”
“The Empire State Building is not as grand as the World Trade Center Twin Towers. But I can still consider it. I heard that the building is not expensive too. It cost about 100 million USD. Want to buy the whole building with me?” Kirilenko asked suddenly.
Huh? Brother Ki wants to buy the whole Empire State Building? I was only talking about one floor!
But the Empire State Building was sold to a Japanese a few years ago. What was his name? Hideki Yokoi, a Japanese billionaire.
Feng Yu could not remember how much Hideki Yokoi spent on the building, but 100 million USD for that building was still a good deal. Feng Yu might not be able to make a lot of money from the building, but there will be no losses too. The property prices of New York will rise in the future.
Feng Yu remembered the Empire State Building will be sold to an American at a high price in the future. If he could purchase the building now, he could also make some profits when he sells the building to that American.
The Empire State Building was one of America’s landmark. When the building was sold to a Japanese, many Americans panicked. They thought the was the sign that the Japanese were going to buy up all of the US properties.
But in the end, Japan’s economy collapsed.
“Let’s talk about this another time. If you can persuade the owner, I don’t mind buying that building with you. But you must remember that you can only rent the offices in the World Trade Center and must not purchase them.” Feng Yu reminded him.
“I know. I will introduce you to my team of analysts during dinner. They are all geniuses!” Kirilenko said proudly.
“Sure. I also want to see how their results in the stock market.”