- Transmigrating to the 80s to Become Stepmom to Five Bigwigs
- Chapter 44 - Foreign Language Class
Chapter 44: Foreign Language Class
Upon seeing Ji Buwang run over, Mu Jingzhe felt that he was actually very pleasing to the eye. It was just that he was staring at her too eagerly.
“When did you get here?”
“Just… a moment ago.”
The auntie at the reception quickly exposed Ji Buwang’s lie. “A moment ago? You came in the middle of the night last night. I thought that you were a bad person and almost called the police.”
Ji Buwang: “…”
He smiled awkwardly and explained, “I couldn’t fall asleep when I got home, so I went out for a walk to enjoy the night breeze.”
He had been standing in the wind in front of the guesthouse for the entire night?
Mu Jingzhe looked at Ji Buwang in a complicated mood. “So, can you still see my face?”
“Mm.” Ji Buwang nodded. “I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to see it.”
Last night, after going home, he had felt like he was still in a dream. He had been afraid that everything would return to the way it used to be when he woke up. He’d tossed and turned until midnight and couldn’t help but come over to guard her.
He’d wanted to see Mu Jingzhe as soon as possible.
Ji Buwang also knew that his behavior was very suspicious, so he quickly explained to Mu Jingzhe that he wasn’t a bad person.
It was not easy to tell whether someone was a bad person or not.
Mu Jingzhe asked Little Bei and Xiao Wu to apologize before acting according to the plan.
“Are you going to art school? Can I go with you? I want to know more too.”
However, along the way, the thing he looked at the most was still Mu Jingzhe’s face.
He just wanted to look at Mu Jingzhe and observe her face.
He believed that anyone else would have done the same.
Compared to blurry faces, a normal face was naturally better.
Mu Jingzhe was creeped out by his gaze. After taking a look around the art school, she quickly bade him farewell and prepared to go home.
“Where’s your house? Can I come with you?”
Ji Buwang immediately said, “I happen to be on a break and I wish to walk around.”
“I’m sorry, it’s not convenient.” Mu Jingzhe refused.
She couldn’t bring people back to the village casually.
“Mr. Ji, even if you find out who I am, please don’t look for me. It’s not appropriate because I was recently widowed. I really don’t want to hear any rumors.”
How could Mu Jingzhe, who had good judgment, not see that Ji Buwang’s identity wasn’t simple? That was why she gave him a heads-up.
Ji Buwang was naturally disappointed but could only nod. “I understand. Then when you come to the county city in the future, can I come to see you again? You can just call me Ji Buwang.”
He wrote down his contact details on a piece of paper. “This is my address and phone number in the county city. If it’s convenient when you come to the county city, I hope you can let me meet you. I want to confirm if I can still see you.”
“I’ll contact you if it’s convenient.”
There were only three children left at home. Although she had asked Li Zhaodi to help take care of them, Mu Jingzhe was still worried and quickly brought the two children home.
When she got home, she received good news. Shao Xi’s essay had been chosen, and a sample book would be sent over some time later.
Furthermore, the radio broadcast manuscript sent to the radio station had also been accepted, and they’d even sent over royalties.
It was Shao Qiyang who had brought the letter back. Although the royalties weren’t high, this was the first time such a thing had happened in the village.
To think he was already so impressive at such a young age that he could earn money by writing. Wasn’t he a truly cultured person?
In the past, one used to have to spend money to study. This was the first time the villagers saw someone earn money this way.
Shao Xi instantly became the hottest topic of discussion in the village. The new form teacher and principal felt proud of themselves and encouraged the students to learn more. This even started a trend that put emphasis on essay writing.
Zhang Fei had been keeping a low profile for some time. It wasn’t easy for everyone to slowly forget what had happened previously, but because of this matter, he was pushed in front of the public again.
Zhang Fei was even more embarrassed. Everyone was saying that he had poor judgment.
It would have been fine if he was an ordinary person, but he was a teacher. Parents who used to trust teachers unconditionally started being suspicious of him, especially the parents of the second-grade kids. Everyone started suspecting that their kids were actually very talented, but Zhang Fei was a lousy teacher that had buried their talents.
When they weren’t looking for the principal to ask him to replace Zhang Fei, they were looking for the third-grade teachers to see if they could submit their essays or something.
Their children might also be great scholars.
Zhang Fei was furious.
Great scholars? When their essays were full of misspelled words and they weren’t even able to express themselves clearly?
Zhang Fei admitted that he might have overlooked Shao Xi’s talent due to his prejudice, but there were definitely no other geniuses in the class.
However, there was no one Zhang Fei could complain to. The principal had even talked to him and asked him to be more responsible in the future and improve the parents’ opinions of him. Otherwise, if the parents were unwilling to let him teach them next semester, it might be troublesome.
While Zhang Fei was in a terrible fix, the Shao Family received two pieces of happy news.
“From next week onward, Little Bei will go to art school every weekend to study dancing and hosting. Xiao Wu can also go there to learn.”
Xiao Wu had performed with her, so he had earned the chance to learn for free.
As the school had just been established, there weren’t many teachers, and they were still hiring. There were fewer musical instruments in the curriculum, and there wasn’t even a piano or violin, but they could also learn other instruments and music theory.
The most popular and varied classes were the dance classes. Mu Jingzhe took a look and quickly set her sights on the foreign language classes. Russian was among the various foreign languages available.
It was said that the school had invited a teacher from the county’s No. 1 Middle School to teach the students, and she was free only on weekends.
As Little Bei and Xiao Wu didn’t have to pay tuition fees, they signed up without hesitation. After asking around for the fees and seeing that there was a discount because it was a new class, Mu Jingzhe thought for a moment and gritted her teeth before signing Shao Dong, Shao Xi, and Shao Nan up for it.
“I didn’t enroll you in art class because I didn’t know which classes you liked specifically. Instead, I enrolled you in a foreign language class first. You guys will go there to learn every weekend.”
“Foreign language class?” Shao Dong was stunned. His first reaction was to say, “It’s going to cost money, right?”
Mu Jingzhe: “It’s not expensive. I’ve already paid the fees. You guys can go and learn first. When you find something else you like, you can sign up for it too. There are also calligraphy, art, and mathematics classes.”
Mu Jingzhe felt that it would be good for Shao Dong to learn calligraphy. And Shao Xi would probably like art?
Shao Xi and Shao Nan’s eyes lit up, but they didn’t say anything and looked at Shao Dong.
Shao Dong clenched his hand. “Can we return the tuition fees? We are fine even without learning foreign languages… We just won’t go overseas in the future.”
Mu Jingzhe: “Can’t do that. Besides, you have to learn foreign languages even if you don’t go abroad. It’ll be useful in the future.”
In the future, the five siblings would all go overseas.
Shao Dong’s business would go on to expand to overseas markets.
She didn’t know how they had learned it later on, but she vaguely remembered that in the novel, because Little Bei had never learned it before, she was criticized a lot. She wanted to go international and develop her career, but because she wasn’t fluent in languages, she was mocked and ridiculed by others. She could have taken her acting career further later on, but because of these obstacles, she didn’t manage to go international.
This situation was much rarer in modern times, as many children learned languages since they were young. However, this was a cause of regret for many older celebrities.
They used to be too poor back then.
Mu Jingzhe looked at Little Bei’s anxious gaze and explained gently, “You’re still young, so learning will be twice as effective. It’ll definitely be of use in the future.”
Actually, other than Xiao Wu, the others had missed the best age to start learning foreign languages. However, it couldn’t be helped. Since it was already a bit too late, they certainly shouldn’t delay any longer.
“It’s impossible to get a refund since I’ve already paid, so don’t even think about the cost. Knowledge is priceless, and it will be a hundred times more valuable than these tuition fees in the future,” Mu Jingzhe added.
Shao Dong naturally knew this principle, but Mu Jingzhe was already good enough to them and had given them enough.
Right now, signing up for this class was really too much.