I’m A Baller - Chapter 24
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The kiss obviously didn’t happen.
Too many people were present, causing Wang Yan to feel stressed out.
He was not afraid of anything. He was scared of a “what if…”
There was no what if—it would certainly happen.
It felt good to be young.
After being cheesy for a while, they got back on track and started shopping again.
“Wang Wang, what do you want to buy?”
“Sportswear and casual wear.”
There was no need to buy too many clothes since it wouldn’t be easy to carry them around. After the university term started, he could buy them anytime.
Wang Yan suddenly remembered, “Hey, what present did you prepare for Weiwei?”
Talking about this, Liu Li suddenly became very enthusiastic.
“Giorgio Armani lipstick 300 and 305, which belong to the pink shade spectrum. Weiwei usually uses darker red, and shades that are above 400, so I think there’s a need to change her perception of beauty back to that of a young university student…”
After blabbering so much, Wang Yan didn’t understand anything that she said and decided to change the topic of the conversation.
“I have some allowance, and I troubled her a lot today. If I give a gift that’s more expensive than yours, would it be suitable?”
“Of course! The gift should be more about sincerity, and the price of the lipsticks was just within my capability. Since you’re so rich, choosing a gift that’s too cheap would appear as if you were trying to ruin the celebration.”
Wow, so sensible!
Wang Yan smiled with satisfaction and allowed her to take on the responsibility of choosing the present.
“You know what she likes, so you can choose the gift. I will pay for it and we can get this done fast. Hopefully, we finish this before she comes back!”
“Okay, let’s go!”
Liu Li turned back and grabbed Wang Yan’s hand before walking towards the ladies’ section.
Ms. San Wang would probably decide on buying a bottle of perfume.
Based on Wang Yan’s thoughts, she should just buy Chanel No. 5, since wasn’t it said to be the most expensive and popular perfume?
In the end, Ms. San Wang reprimanded that he was being “insincere and fooling around.”
‘Okay, I’ll listen to you.’
After looking around, they decided on buying Creed Spring Flower, 150 milliliters for 2,880 dollars. It was classy yet not too dominating as a gift.
But honestly, Wang Yan didn’t find any difference between that and Chanel No.5. Their smells were both pungent, unlike the scent that was coming from Liu Li, which was soothing.
Next would be sportswear, a T-shirt, and sweatpants, costing a total of 1,500 dollars.
He regretted buying them immediately.
They were too cheap!
Wang Yan wanted to spend a hundred and ten thousand dollars in the capital and increase his experience points to 60/100.
That was because there were too few places in Gu Jiao where he could splurge. After he returned home, he had to increase his level faster, and that meant he might need to make online purchases.
The budget for his shopping trip was 70,000 dollars, and the budget for entertainment was 20,000 dollars. He would then withdraw another 20,000 dollars to put in his bag in case of any emergency.
He was only left with casual wear but he still had 70,000 dollars to spend. He felt stressed out.
‘Okay, let’s go all the way!’
Luckily, there were Prada, Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, and LV shops below that level. He went into another shop right away and after looking at the items, he realized that the shop was Hermes.
Wang Yan didn’t know the quality of Hermes men’s wear, but he really liked their shoes. So, he got a pair of sandals at 4,900 dollars, a pair of Quicker sports shoes at 7,100 dollars, and casual trousers at 6,500 dollars.
The “H” logo on the belt was really annoying, but the T-shirt and shorts were beautiful.
The T-shirt was 3,700 dollars and the shorts were 3,400 dollars. The total amount was 7,100 dollars and he had bought everything he needed, but he was still short of the goal by about 45,000 dollars!
Was 70,000 dollars so hard to spend?
Who said luxury goods were expensive?
Hands behind their back, they walked around the shop as if on patrol and added a baseball cap to the cart before leaving the store.
Before leaving, he placed the cap on Liu Li’s head then took two steps back. He took a look at her and snapped his fingers.
“You look really good! I should get another one.”
“No!” Liu Li grabbed Wang Yan’s elbow. “I don’t want it! Why are you buying me a cap for no reason?”
“The weather’s hot, and if you get sunburnt, I’ll feel the pain in my heart, so wear it!”
Wang Yan was really determined, and he grabbed her arm and pushed her right in front of the mirror.
“Look, isn’t it cute? I’ll wear mine too and see if we look compatible.”
The same kind of cap would fit on either of their heads. Wang Yan was taller than Liu Li by around half a head length, and standing side by side with the cap on, they looked like a couple.
The more Liu Li looked at herself, the more she couldn’t bear to take the cap off.
It wasn’t because the cap was expensive, but because of the harmonious look they had. Wang Yan and Liu Li looked very well-suited for each other in the mirror.
“Oh… only this time! I don’t need anything else, okay?”
Liu Li made a weak rebuttal and Wang Yan just laughed it off without agreeing or disagreeing.
If there was once, there would be a second time. If he wanted to enhance the relationship, he would need to take any chance available!
Wang Yan taught himself that technique and gave a smile.
Four thousand two hundred fifty multiplied by two was 8,500, missing the goal by 36,000 dollars.
No item from Ferragamo and Prada caught his eye, and he passed over everything after walking around.
Two belts from Louis Vuitton cost 11,000 dollars.
Armani’s sunglasses were really nice, too, and he bought two, which were 8,000 dollars.
He was left with the last 17,000 dollars, but he really didn’t know what else to buy and he didn’t want to force himself to make any redundant purchases.
Next, Wang Yan started coaxing Liu Li.
“Wear it and let me see! What would a cap be without sunglasses? See how bright it is outside? Even Weiwei knows to wear sunglasses when going out. Only you…”
Liu Li pouted her lips as Wang Yan forced the sunglasses onto her small face. Instantly, she was only left with a chin and mouth visible.
Wang Yan heaved a sigh of relief and was assured. “Now you’re good to go. Stare at me all you want, I can’t see your eyes anyway… Hmm, your lips look really pretty but they seem to be lacking lip balm?”
Liu Li was going to laugh, but she immediately became anxious after hearing this.
“I don’t want anything. Stop buying things for me, do you hear me?!”
Where else could he find such a decent girl!
Wang Yan could tell Liu Li was speaking from the bottom of her heart. She wasn’t the kind of girl who was easily bribed.
The previous girl that Wang Yan truly respected was Yuan Quan, and he felt that Liu Li was somewhat similar to her. Not in terms of looks, but the kind of perseverance she displayed and the effort she put into achieving her goals and desires.
In comparison, Wang Yan felt that he was too down to earth.
Of course, he didn’t feel that he was inferior in terms of attitude, or in any other way.
But what was wrong with being more honest with himself?
Being alive, four cardinal vices were unavoidable.
Mortals thought that being immortal was good, but who knew about the problems immortals had?
If people became successful, those related to them would be able to ride on their success. Could this idiom, which was passed on for more than a thousand years, be a joke?
A down-to-earth man was the core of a society.
Money was the most vulgar but powerful thing.
A country’s prosperity was built on the strong economic power that it had. Military and technology capability required economic capability as a foundation.
The economic capability was the building block for other sectors.
The economic capability determined the pride residents would have.
The economic capability determined if a man stayed at the stage of having a crush or took it a step further.
Wang Yan prospered after The Game of Life, so he would never betray his roots and say nonsense like “money has no meaning to me.”
Before a person succeeds, who would listen to that person?
Was it not rude saying that money didn’t matter after one became rich?
Instantly, his train of thoughts traveled quite far.
Wang Yan wasn’t being hypocritical, but he had become a tycoon in such a short amount of time, and he was still in the transition phase to get used to it. Hence, he would become overly sensitive and confused by his thoughts at times.
Every event that he had never encountered could trigger his emotions.
Maybe, after more experiences and more time, he would get used to it.
It wasn’t a bad thing. Growing up required emotions and thinking.
Wang Yan felt that when he was deep in thought, he must have looked dashing. What other reason would Liu Li have for being so infatuated with him?
Liu Li was actually not infatuated; she was just a little nervous and afraid that Wang Yan would buy more things for her.
“Can you stop buying things for me? Okay? I really don’t need lip balm!”
Wang Yan acted as if he didn’t believe her and stared at her pink lips.
The atmosphere was starting to become weird.