Chapter 540: Exaggerating
Mei Xuelin did not waste her breath. She did not even bother making small talk. She got straight to the point. “I’ve found a mathematician for you. He will meet you at eight o’clock tomorrow morning. I’ve sent you his contact details. Contact him yourself. If there’s a problem with the time, you can find him and adjust it. From tomorrow and until you go to the Maldives to film the advertisement, you’ll get some mathematics tutoring.”
Ling Sheng wanted to cry, but she pulled herself together. “Okay, I understand. I’ll contact him immediately. By the way, Sister, I just got back. Don’t you know how to show some concern? Don’t you have a human side?”
Mei Xuelin said, “Sister, how did filming go? Are you tired? Are you thirsty? Do you want me to massage your shoulders and back and bring you some tea? You’re gorgeous. You said you wanted to take the college entrance examination, so I’m letting you take it. I’m giving you time to study. Ask the whole entertainment circle if there’s another manager with a good temper like me.”
Ling Sheng shivered. She could picture her murderous expression as if she were in front of her now. She hurriedly said, “Yes, yes, I understand. My good agent, you’re the best in the world.”
Mei Xuelin said, “Stop flattering me. Do you know how fast the entertainment circle is changing? You just started to become popular. This is the time to consolidate your popularity and pursue this trend. It’s the best time to take on jobs and complete them to earn money. Try getting another manager or management company. Let’s see if they’ll give you time to study and take the college entrance examination. Those that don’t try to suck you dry are already people with a good conscience.”
She also opened her eyes to take a look. Many people in the entertainment circle had been criticized for their academic qualifications, especially male and female idols who had debuted in talent shows and had yet to reach adulthood. Some of them had not even finished junior high school, let alone high school. How many of them had gone to take the college entrance examination again? Did they not want that?
No, the fast-food consumption culture in the entertainment circle meant that if one was not popular and had absolute power, one had to appear in the eyes of the public all the time to make people familiarize themselves with them and remember them.
The public was forgetful. Once one disappeared, they would quickly shift their attention elsewhere. One was not unique. The fans would soon fall in love with a newcomer. There were many young and beautiful men and women. One second ago, they’d called someone their husband or wife, but in the blink of an eye, they changed husbands and wives.
The investors behind them also knew the final outcome of these mass-produced influencers. They could only continuously squeeze their commercial value and pursue the biggest benefits in the shortest time possible. They would arrange endless appointments and jobs for them. No one cared about their lives. As long as they worked hard at their jobs and strived to earn money, it was fine.
As for what would happen in the end, the capital was cruel. One could only become popular enough to compete with others and make them invest the best resources in them forever. They would listen to their opinions and start supporting them. Otherwise, they would be ruined. When one became worthless, they would nurture new people and harvest their fans one after another.
The entertainment circle was a cruel arena of life and death where one only saw new people laugh, not old people cry. Only those who laughed until the end were winners. However, how many people could really laugh until the end?
Ling Sheng needed tutoring, but she could not have classes at home. The whole family was there, so she informed her grandparents and prepared to go to their new house next door for her classes.
The next morning, Ling Sheng got up early. Before she could open the door, she heard her son shouting excitedly about snow outside. She opened the curtains and took a look. The area was covered in silver snow.
On the first day of the new year, the first winter snowfall had occurred. Grandma smiled and said that it was a good sign before urging her to wash up, eat, and go to class.
Ling Sheng had not been to school for many years, so she felt like she was being driven to school by her parents again. Even Xiaoqi stuck his head in from outside and asked curiously, “Mommy, Mommy, are you going to school?”
Ling Sheng’s mouth was full of toothpaste foam as she muttered incoherently, “Yes, I’m going to school.”
While they were eating, Xiaoqi kept putting food in her bowl. “Mommy, hurry up. Don’t be late. Eat more.”
Ling Sheng: Why do I feel like you’re all very excited?
When she went out, Grandma wrapped her scarf tightly around her neck and even put on a red wool cap that came with two adorable ears. The wool cap only revealed her eyes.
Xiaoqi strode over on his short legs and took out his snacks. He stuffed them into her bag and reminded her in a nice manner, “Mommy, eat when you’re hungry. Listen carefully during class. You’re not allowed to have snacks during the lesson.”
Huo Xiao took a look at the time and urged her anxiously. “Hurry up, it’s time to leave. It will be eight in half an hour. It’s the first day of class. Don’t be late. You’ll leave a bad impression on the teacher.”
Ling Sheng did not know whether she should laugh or cry. Am I still a child? I’m just going to attend some classes. Is there a need for the whole family to crowd around me?
Upon seeing her leave, Su Xiyin hurriedly handed her an umbrella. “Don’t come back at noon. It’s snowing heavily outside. Grandma will bring you food!”
Xiaoqi smiled and waved goodbye. “Mommy, Xiaoqi will bring you food. Hurry up, don’t be late.”
Ling Sheng: You’re exaggerating. I’m not a child. Will I get lost if I come home to eat, or will I fall on the way?
Huo Ci was woken up by the urge to urinate. He got up and went to the washroom. When he saw the whole family blocking the door, he narrowed his eyes sleepily. Then, he saw the brat, who was dressed like a bear and looking around, smiling gloatingly.
The snow kept falling, and it was a beautiful snowfall.
Ling Sheng did not like holding an umbrella on a snowy day. She liked the feeling of walking in the heavy snow. It was a very romantic feeling. Before she left the district, she saw the man standing at the entrance thanks to her excellent vision.