Dingding was an PA of General Manager of TW Company, intelligent, beautiful, tall and sexy, lots of men of TW fancied her and she was not interested in anyone. She had her principle of selecting her boyfriend: the man was chosen should have house bought by himself, that means: the manâ€™s name on the certificate of the property. Zhang, an IT Manager working for IT Company, was a luck boy and he got Dingding, although there was a bit problem on his legs. His name not only was on a house, but also on the other house. Dingding and Zhang fell in love but that couldnâ€™t reduce the other menâ€™s desire of getting her.
Soon Dingding and Zhang discussed something about marriage.
â€śYou and I will be a couple and we will spend our time together forever. Iâ€™d like to put my name on your properties.â€ť Dingding said softly.
â€śSure.â€ť Zhang said â€śThat is a must, we will do this afternoon.â€ť
That was fabulous! Dingding was worried about how to talk to Zhang.
â€śWhich house for marriage?â€ť Zhang asked.
â€śThe one closes your or my company.â€ť Dingding suggested.
Zhang smiled: â€śI donâ€™t like either of them, too old.â€ť
â€śAfter decoration, it will be new and nice.â€ťDingding said.
â€śI know. But now see what inside.â€ť Zhang gave a small box to Dingding.
Dingding opened the box, a house key! Zhang bought a new house which decorated for their marriage.
â€śCool.â€ť Dingding appreciated she got Zhang who had a decent job, good pay and three houses, in Shanghai, which her name all on them and his salary all in charged by Dingding.
Dingding quitted her job after she got baby girl Yan. Every day she got up early cooked breakfast for Zhang and fed the baby, cleaning, shopping, cooking and washing. Each day she spent lots of time on her house cleaning, she laid on the floor used the cloth to clean it and she also got some cover shoes for the visitors. She cleaned the kitchen and kept the clean, she didnâ€™t want Zhang to cook because she worried he made the kitchen dirty. She cleaned bathroom very well although they seldom use it. She and Zhang used toilet outside most of time. Her house looked like palace, wealthy, beautiful, grand and splendid. However she was bored soon.
Mum was always a good advisor.
â€śYou are idiot, you have nothing to do? You got two houses empty there, why not rent? Keeping busy and earning money.â€ť The mum said on the phone.
Mumâ€™s words woke Dingdingâ€™s wisdom.
â€śNow the housing price is higher than past and will be higher and higher. My five houses already rent and I am going to buy the other one soon.â€ť Mum was excited.
Great mum, Dingding must admit.
Dingding told Zhang her idea of renting the two houses and Zhang supported her totally.
â€śThat will be great idea. Put the advertisement on line and decorate the houses and start from tomorrow.â€ť Zhang said.
â€śYes, Iâ€™m going to check the information about Decoration Company and choose one reliable and order it.â€ť Dingding told Zhang.
â€śNo, we should do it ourselves, make the budget, choose the design, buy the stuff, hire the workers and you are the supervisor. The cost is just the 20 percent of the decoration company and the quality is good.â€ť Zhang said.
â€śThatâ€™s true. I can do that. But who look after the baby when I go out to do these?â€ť Dingding got a little bit worries.
â€śBaby is not problem, your mum, my mum and me can look after.â€ť Zhang said.
â€śYes, your mum and my mum can look after, thatâ€™s true, but how you can?â€ť Dingding was confused.
â€śYou go out via my company put baby in my office, and then you pick up the baby after you finish your job. Thatâ€™s it.â€ť Zhang said.
â€śYou are funny, you would be fired if did like that.â€ť Dingding laughed.
â€śNot do that often, sometimes should be no problem.â€ť
Dingding was determined to do this job and she had to dig her potential to deal with the problems which she and Zhang mentioned. She put her baby to her mum to Zhangâ€™s mum, to Zhangâ€™s office sometimes, and most of time she brought baby herself. She went to the factory to get cheaper stuff, she bargained for both the material and the labor and she paid less and got more. People didnâ€™t fuss over her behavior because she was a young woman and was holding a baby. At last the houses decoration was done and Dingding just waited for someone to her house.
The door knocked, Dingding opened and she saw Mr. Wang, the manager of TT Company, her ex- colleague, one of her wooers, was in front of her.
â€śHi, Mr. Wang, itâ€™s you?â€ť Dingding was shocked.
â€śSorry, do I know you?â€ť Wang said â€śI am here just contact with Ms Lee and want to rent her house.â€ť
â€śYes, thatâ€™s me, you canâ€™t remember me? Iâ€™m Lee Dingding.â€ť Dingding smiled to him.
Mr. Wang couldnâ€™t believe his eyes and ears, that wonderful Dinding became a fat, stupid woman with strong arms and tough hands, the most horrible thing was her greedy eyes. Anyway her smile woke Wangâ€™s memory up.
â€śOh, Dingding, how are you? I havenâ€™t see you long time. I heard that you quit your job and married a rich guy.â€ť
â€śI am good. Yes, married and got baby. Iâ€™ve just done this house decoration. How much you can pay for my house?â€ť Dingding asked.
â€śHow much you want?â€ť Wang asked and he would not bothered by any price which Dingding asked, for he was wooing her in the past.
â€śThe contract is one year. Can you pay 1000 Yuan a month and pay 6 months first, then pay each month?â€ť Dinding thought Wang might bargain with her, so she asked little bit more.
â€śOK, 6,000 Yuanâ€ť Wang put the cash on the table and signed the contract.
Dingding was regretted why did not ask 2000 a month? Wang was so generous and easy going that she didnâ€™t know. Dingding couldnâ€™t wait to share her happiness and retreatment and she called her husband immediately:
â€śDarling, Iâ€™ve rent one house just now and got 6000 Yuan for half year rent already, I should ask more.â€ť
â€śWell done. Shall we have nice dinner tonight? We havenâ€™t seen meat on our dining table since you doing the housing decoration.â€ť Zhang asked.
â€śThatâ€™s right, but you know the money I saved from housekeeping, adds your salary to the end of this month and plus the two house rent which is enough to buy a new house.â€ť Dingding said.
â€śReally, buy another house?â€ť Zhang couldnâ€™t believe his ears.
â€śYes, Iâ€™ve already check a place which has good schools, the house price is reasonable at the moment and will be higher and higher soon. I will buy it in this week when you get your salary.â€ť Dingding said. â€śWhy not go to your mumâ€™s to have meat dinner and bring Yan there too.â€ť
â€śImpossible, my mum saves any coin for buying a house and house decoration too.â€ť Zhang told Dingding.
â€śSheâ€™s already had six houses, why she wants to buy another one?â€ť Dingding couldnâ€™t understand her mother-in-law.
â€śFor the investment, same as us do. Weâ€™ve already had three, but you want to buy another one.â€ťZhang explained to her.
â€śThatâ€™s correct. But we are young, the investment for our future and our baby. She is old, for what?â€ť Dingding was still unhappy about her mother-in-law.
â€śFor me or correctly say it is for us. She just has me, one child.â€ť Zhang showed his intelligent to his wife.
â€śThatâ€™s right, so she saved money and bought the houses is right thing to do.â€ť Dingding suddenly realized her mum was same as her mother-in-law.
â€śMy mum got 7 houses already and she is still buying for investment. She reduced any housekeeping money and my Dad was angry for living in poverty. He earned huge money each year. My mum is for me and my family, thatâ€™s good. I understand my mum now.â€ť Dingding cheered.
Soon Dingding rent the second house and the price higher than the first one. End of the week she bought a new house which was in good school area and she spent a little bit money decorated it, and then rent it. The baby grew up quickly and spent more money in toys, food, new clothes and education that bothered Dingdongâ€™s the process of saving money for buying a new house so much. Anyway she got the solution herself: she bought cheaper food or something for sale, she asked the old clothes from friendsâ€™ babies, she educated Yan herself and Yan didnâ€™t need go to nursery.
Dingdongâ€™s life was fully and she busy for house work, baby, three properties and housing information.
â€śDarling, the rent of the three houses is more than 120,000Yuan this year and adds your salary 300,000Yuan totally should be 420,000Yuan in which minus the family expense about 10,000Yuan, the money is enough for buying a house again. Its good news, isnâ€™t it?â€ť Dingding couldnâ€™t control her happiness: â€śThen we can rent four houses that the rent totally will be 150,000Yuan or more a year.â€ť
â€śCheaper house sell?â€ť
â€śNo, it is much better than that.â€ť Zhang was complacent about himself.
â€śTell me then.â€ť
â€ś Ms Tan, my university teacher, that single lady, you know, I brought you to visited her when we were engaged, called me and asked me whether we were happy to live with her and she would pay living expense for us and her house will belong to us when she passed away.â€ť Zhang said.
â€śI remembered her, she had a nice house, decorated very comfortable. That is really great news.â€ť Dingding was excited. â€śHow old is she now?â€ť
â€śAbout 76, but very healthy and still go to swim each day.â€ť Zhang said. â€śWe just do the shopping, cooking and cleaning the rooms that same we do every day here, and we can stop spending money from the time live with her.â€ť
â€śAnd we will get her house when she dies.â€ť Dindding said.
â€śAnd also, we can rent this house when we moved to her house and save all the expensesâ€ť Zhang reminded his wife.
â€śGetting the new rent and adding the saving, we can buy another house sooner rather than laterâ€ť Dingding laughed.
â€śYes. It is just advantages and no disadvantage, isnâ€™t it?â€ť Zhang said.
â€śYes,â€ť Dingding couldnâ€™t help to share her happiness to her mum and her friends.
The couples moved to Tanâ€™s place after two days. Dingding rent their own house the second day they moved to Tanâ€™s and she bought another house, decorated it and rent it soon.
Ms Tan gave Dingding half of her pension each month for food and the other half as her pocket money and the house expense as paying the gas, power, water, internet, etc. Dingding was very happy: suddenly she got huge money for food shopping, how could spend so much money for food? She had her arrangement, one third of the money for food, the rest she saved to her saving account for a small contribution to her great project of buying houses.
The four people lived together like a family, Ms Tan treated them like her children and baby liked playing with Tan and Tan bought sweet and chocolate for her, which Dingding seldom bought.
â€śTan couldnâ€™t just have as vegetable everyday as us, buy some meat or chicken from tomorrow for her. My mum said we must treat her well, understand.â€ť Zhang talked with Dingding one day after dinner.
â€śMy mum said too. I will buy some meat tomorrow, but not for you.â€ť Dingding said.
â€śDonâ€™t worry, Iâ€™m vegetarian now.â€ť Zhang teased Dingding.
From next day, there was meat, chicken, or beef on the dining table. Tan was a meat lover and was happy about that.
â€śWhy you donâ€™t eat meat, just me eat?â€ť Tan asked Dingding and Zhang when having dinner.
â€śI worry to be fat.â€ť Dingding told her.
â€śI am a vegetarian, Ms Tan, I donâ€™t eat meat.â€ť Zhang smiled.
â€śHow is Yan?â€ť Tan went to baby.
â€śMy mum didnâ€™t say eat meat to me, I canâ€™t eat.â€ť Yan said.
â€śPlease say that to her.â€ť Tan asked to Dingding.
â€śOk, you can have one, just one.â€ť Dingding said to Yan.
Baby got one.
â€śI donâ€™t understand why you limit baby to eat meat, she wants, she eatsâ€ť Tan couldnâ€™t understand: â€śThe food money I gave you is not enough?
â€śYes, itâ€™s enough, I just want baby know how to respect you and has good manner and good figure as well.â€ť Dingding didnâ€™t tell the truth: saving any coin for buying houses.
Tan was touched by Dingding and she told her friends how Dingdong family had treated her well.
Dinding bought another house again, she was experienced of house decoration and soon she rent this one. Now Dingding had six houses for rent, each year the rent income was more than 150,000 Yuan and she was busy for working with six tenants, for the contracts renewed the contracts ended, the repairing, getting the new tenants etc and same time she still pay more attention to find a house which suitable to buy. As her speed of money collection, she could buy a house each year, although the housing price became higher and higher.
Zhangâ€™s family lived with Tan already ten years, baby was a primary school student and Tan was 86 years old and she was still energetic, although she did not go out often as past, Dingding and Zhang were in middle age and had ten houses rent.
â€śIâ€™ve felt my waist painful recently.â€ť Zhang told Dingding one day.
â€śLet me look, here?â€ť Dingding was checking.
â€śOh, yesâ€ť Zhang said.
â€śI guess was tired, have a rest will be fine.â€ť Dingding said and then to search the house information on line.
Therefore Zhang had a rest.
After two days, Dingding got a phone call from Zhangâ€™s office, she was told that Zhang fell off in the office and now he was in the GL Hospital. Dingding went to the hospital immediately and seeing Zhang was in bed.
â€śDarling, whatâ€™s going on?â€ť Dingding worried.
â€śJust a bit pain on my waist, I guess was tired and I will be fine.â€ť Zhang comforted his wife.
â€śOh I see.â€ťDingding felt better and called her mum that she found another house which was very good and she would buy it tomorrow.
â€śReally, we will buy another house tomorrow?â€ť Zhang was surprised.
â€śYes. I will do that tomorrow morning.â€ť Dingding said.
The doctor asked Dingding to his office and showed her Zhangâ€™s X ray and told Dingding that Zhang got liver cancer. Dingding was told that Zhang had suffered in malnutrition and hard working long time. Dingding knew that Zhang worked hard, but didnâ€™t know how Zhang got liver cancer from malnutrition.
The doctor said that Zhang would not live long and the thing the family could do was to buy some good food for him. Dingding was sad about Zhangâ€™s situation and doctorâ€™s words, because both would reduce her proposal of buying properties.
Dingding was a kind lady and she bought pork and chicken and cooked nice dinner for family.
â€śDarling, I cooked the pork your favorite style, eat moreâ€ť Dingding served Zhang at dining table.
â€śI want to vomit when I smelled the meat.â€ť Zhang said. â€śI am real vegetarian now.â€ť
Nobody knew that Zhang got liver cancer, except Dingding. Tan and young girl had lots of meat.
Zhang told Tan that he was too tired to work and the doctor asked him to have a month break or more if he wanted.
Dinging hid the pain of would lose Zhang, equal lose money, looked after Zhang well and searched housing information on line at home.
â€śIâ€™ve just ordered house which is near here and I can sign contract any time.â€ťDingding told Zhang.
â€śWhat are you waiting?â€ť Zhang asked: â€śWait the price lower?â€ť
â€śYou are funny. I just have no time out and I must be with you at home.â€ť Dingding said.
â€śNonsense, I am fine.â€ť Zhang said â€śGo and buy that house now!â€ť
Dingding went out to pay the money and bought that house and same time she worked with the factory and ordered stuff for decoration and second day she started her house decoration and got the tenant the next day.
â€śWell done darling.â€ť Zhang was proud he got Dingding. â€śThis week I just relax at home and I got an idea: rent our daughterâ€™s red room. That will be quite good income each year and can increase the speed of house buying. Rent that to college students, they got rich family and we can charge more.â€ť
â€śItâ€™s pretty good idea indeed, but where our daughter lives?â€ť
â€śShe can stay with us, or put the bed in Tanâ€™s room, or I live in the living room, you and Yan in our room.â€ť Zhang suggested.
â€śWonderful.â€ť Dingding put the rent information on internet and moved her daughterâ€™s stuff to her bed room and moved Zhangâ€™s to the living room right away.
Next day the new tenant came. After one month Zhang went to the Heaven and during his funeral Dingding bought another house and managed the decoration and rent.
Dingding looked after Ms Tan, Yanyan and her thirteen properties well, after one year she got liver cancer.