Chapter 12 | I just want to be a salted fish quietly

Open-air bar!

Walking out of the Vacheron Constantin flagship store, Wang Lan fanned the wind with her hand and frowned and said, “It’s too hot. Lin Xian, where are you going next?”

“I will go to my hotel and put my things down!”

Wang Lan asked, “Is it far? Shall I take you there?”

“No. It is just a few steps away.” Lin Xian waved his hand, and then invited, “Do you want to go to the hotel to rest?”

“Well… let us bother you.”

Wang Lan hesitated a little and nodded in agreement.

The weather in the afternoon is just too hot and such a scorching sun can cause people to get heatstroke. It seems that they can only come out and have fun in the evening when the temperature is a lot cooler.

The hotel Lin Xian booked is Four Seasons Hotel, which is considered an old five-star hotel in Shanghai. He booked a room in advance before he left home.

He chose the Four Seasons Hotel because of its good location.

Four Seasons Hotel is located in the prosperous Jing’an Weihai Road. It is a commercial road just outside the hotel. Four Seasons Hotel is very close to RM Plaza, MD Grand Theater, and MD Museum. It can be reached within a few hundred meters by foot. The Taikoo Hui Mall is opposite the hotel, which makes shopping more convenient.

For Lin Xian, who is visiting Shanghai for the first time, the Four Seasons Hotel is his first choice.

Under the scorching sun, the three quickly arrived at Four Seasons Hotel.

As soon as they walked into the hotel, a young lady in uniform greeted them.

The lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel is decorated luxuriously but it lacks a bright ambiance to it. But overall, it is not bad. The hotel staffs are very enthusiastic. Even the aunt in charge of cleaning smiled and greeted them with a good afternoon.

Lin Xian booked a deluxe room for 2,499 a day with breakfast.

The price is not bad, not so high for a five-star hotel.

After learning about the price of the hotel, Yan Xiaoman and Wang Lan looked calmer. After all, they had just witnessed how Lin Xian spent 200,000 yuan for a watch.

After checking in, the three of them were lead by a young lady to the elevator and to the room on the 20th floor.

The area of the entire room was not as big as Lin Xian had imagined, only less than 40 square meters, which is like a standard suite. The only thing special was a small bar equipped with a small refrigerator.

“Sir, if you need anything, just use the voice message in the room. I wish you a good rest.” said the young lady who closed the door gently.

After entering the room, the first thing that Lin Xian did was to turn on the air conditioner.

As for Wang Lan and Yan Xiaoman, they slumped directly on the sofa.

Walking a few hundred meters in such hot weather feels even more tiring than jogging for a few kilometers.

Lin Xian opened the small refrigerator and asked: “What do you want to drink?”


“Ice water!”

Lin Xian handed the cold water to the two of them then he sat on the sofa and let out a sigh. “It seems that this kind of weather is not so suitable for traveling.”

“I think rich people like you should go to some tropical island with beautiful scenery and have fun.” Wang Lan joked.

Lin Xian got excited and said with a smile: “That is a good idea. I can go and have fun next summer! Sister Lan, what tourist attractions does Shanghai have?”

“As a local, to be honest, there is really nothing special about Shanghai. The commercial atmosphere is just too strong that some historical and cultural heritage is already missing.”

Wang Lan drank some cold water and continued: “I don’t recommend you go to places like the World Expo and Confucian Temple. There are too many people and this kind of weather makes it almost impossible. It is like looking for a sickness.”

“You can stroll around the Bund at night. There are several open-air bars over there. Not only can you enjoy the night view but there are also many beautiful women.”

Wang Lan’s last sentence was a bit tempting.

Wang Lan thought that Lin Xian and Yan Xiaoman were already a couple, so she naturally wanted to help Yan Xiaoman.

“Open-air bar? That sounds interesting. I will go and have a look at it tonight.” Lin Xian said with much interest.

Yan Xiaoman didn’t like the idea and blurted out: “You are not allowed to go!”

After speaking, she hurriedly reconstructed her words. She took a sip of water to hide her embarrassment and explained: “I mean, I want to go too. I haven’t been to a bar yet, so I want to go and see.”

Yan Xiaoman didn’t know what was wrong with her. She just heard from her cousin that there are a lot of beauties in the bars. Lin Xian said he was going to have a look, so Yan Xiaoman inexplicably didn’t like what Lin Xian said and felt nervous.

Lin Xian glanced at Yan Xiaoman strangely wondering if this girl was after him or not.

But he didn’t say anything, and turned around and asked, “What about Sister Lan? Do you want to come with us?”

Wang Lan originally didn’t want to go because she still had to write topics as arranged by her professor in the evening.

This is the case for graduate students. They seem to have very ample time for fun. But in fact, they are very busy. They are basically like a professor’s cheap wage earners who do all their dirty works.

If you are unlucky and end up with a stingy professor, it will be worse. You won’t even have a salary.

But Wang Lan is not assured if Yan Xiaoman will follow Lin Xian to the bar so she had no choice but to agree: “Okay! Let’s all go together!”

Lin Xian continued to ask, “Apart from the Bund? Is there anything else worth seeing?”

Yan Xiaoman’s face has returned to normal and said: “I feel like the attractions here in Shanghai aren’t that fun.”

Hearing this, Lin Xian asked immediately: “Then why did you come here?”

“Of course, it was to visit my cousin, aunt, and uncle, and to stop by at FD University to take a look and be familiar with the school in advance.” Yan Xiaoman said.

Lin Xian finds it too boring to say in the room like this all afternoon.

Lin Xian picked up the hotel’s IPAD and flipped through it and found that there are swimming pools and spas in the hotel.

It is the perfect weather to go for a swim.

Thinking of this, he opened his mouth and said: “I am going to swim for a while. Do you want to go?”

“I can go. How about you Xiaoman?” Wang Lan turned to Yan Xiaoman.

Yan Xiaoman hesitated for a moment. But thinking that it is really boring to stay in the room like this, she nodded and said, “Let’s go, but we don’t have any swimsuits.”

“It’s okay. The hotel should be selling them.”


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