Chapter Four – Phoenix Man (4)
Yan Jing Ze found a part-time job that night—working in a tutoring institution outside the school to teach programming for elementary school kids.
Computers have been very hot in recent years. The original owner was in a confined place and knew that learning computers can make a lot of money, not to mention people in big cities. Many parents would let their children learn to program while still young.
Yan Jing Ze was responsible for a one-to-many programming class in a tutoring agency. Teaching three to five children each time and with an hourly salary of fifty yuan.
He works two hours each on Monday and Wednesday nights, four hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays. Which adds up to twelve hours a week. He can get 600 yuan, if he can bring in students or let his students renew, then he can also get a 20% commission.
This part-time job was pretty good. Yan Jing Ze’s title of A Uni’s computer student helped him get it.
The original owner entered the school for only a few months. Yan Jing Ze was actually worried that he could not be qualified for this position. But after reading the textbook, he was relieved. He learned it at a glance and it should be easy to teach it to the children.
After finding a part-time job, Yan Jing Ze began to improve his computer skills as much as possible.
Looking at the future, as long as one studies the computer, he can find a good job after graduation. But that would still depend on his level to be able to find a good job after graduation.
But Yan Jing Ze is not satisfied with finding just a ‘good job’. He has a lover so he must find a way to make lots of money and let his lover live well! Yan Jing Ze made up his mind to study hard.
Of course, before that, he was going to take a look at Jiang Ping Xiu first.
His weekend part-time schedule is from 2:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon, and from 6 to 8 in the evening, but this day Yan Jing Ze set off early and went to the supermarket first.
He bought a big package of snacks in the supermarket. He thought of something, went to the wholesale clothing market, and bought some men’s clothes.
He also wanted to buy clothes in the supermarket but the clothes in the supermarket were too expensive and he had no money.
When he arrived at the car wash shop, it was twelve noon.
There was a fully automatic car washing equipment in the shop but someone still needs to do the work of cleaning the inside of the car. When he arrived, Jiang Ping Xiu was holding a rag and was busy with Xiao Zhang.
In this cold winter, the child who was not an adult yet was wearing blue overalls and was busy doing this and that with no time to rest. His hands were already red and swollen by the cold water.
Yan Jing Ze was feeling very uncomfortable in his heart. Fortunately, the car was washed quickly and the owner drove away.
Xiao Zhang went to smoke next to Ping Xiu. Jiang Ping Xiu put the rag in the bucket and was about to wash it when suddenly there was a pair of hands holding it. When he looked up, he saw Yan Jing Ze, he was instantly stunned.
Yan Jing Ze didn’t care about his reaction, he washed the rag directly.
“Brother Jing Ze…” Jiang Ping Xiu wanted to grab the rag.
“I will help you wash it. You go wash your hands.” Yan Jing Ze stopped Jiang Ping Xiu from reaching the rag.
“Good boy, listen to me,” Yan Jing said.
Brother Jing Ze actually called him ‘good boy’. Jiang Ping Xiu immediately washed his hands giddily.
Yan Jing Ze continued to wash the rag and just after washing, he saw a middle-aged man in his forties looking at himself with some surprise: “Are you Jiang Ping Xiu’s brother?”
“Yes.” Yan Jing Ze smiled at the other party.
Master Chen looked at Yan Jing Ze and was a little surprised.
Jiang Ping Xiu’s face was good. When he said that his brother was very handsome, Master Chen had always been expecting to see a handsome guy but he never thought that Jiang Ping Xiu’s brother was this good-looking!
He was not only good-looking but also has a good bearing. Master Chen felt that he should not hold a rag.
Wait, is his head caught in the door like Jiang Ping Xiu? Although this person looks so beautiful but he made his younger brother live like that. He really should not be a good person.
Master Chen frowned slightly.
“In the past few months, thank you for taking care of Ping Xiu,” Yan Jing said sincerely, according to the original owner’s memory, these colleagues of Jiang Ping Xiu were quite good to Jiang Ping Xiu. They once lent money to help Jiang Ping Xiu for his grandmother’s hospitalization. But with the increase in expenses, he eventually left the carwash shop to work somewhere with a higher salary.
The rising dissatisfaction that Master Chen just felt suddenly disappeared: “Cough, I didn’t do anything.” At first, he had a bad impression of Yan Jing Ze, but now that he was thanked sincerely, he couldn’t help but doubt a bit—was he wrong about this guy?
At this time, Jiang Ping Xiu came back.
Jiang Ping Xiu had washed his hands but there was still a little black oil that could not be washed away. He hid his hands behind his back and carefully looked at Yan Jing Ze: “Brother, you… why did you come to see me?”
“I was too busy some time ago, I couldn’t keep up with the school progress, so I didn’t come to see you. Now, I have some free time so I came to see you,” Yan Jing Ze explained: “I brought you some food and clothes…”
“Brother, I don’t need it, you… you wear it yourself.”
“I have enough clothes. These are bought for you, you must remember to wear them, okay?” Yan Jing Ze lowered his voice and said: “If you don’t wear it, that means you don’t like me. And I will be sad.”
Jiang Ping Xiu blushed: “I like…”
“I know.” Yan Jing Ze said: “If you dress better, I will like you more.”
Jiang Ping Xiu’s face was even redder.
Yan Jing Ze then said: “I brought some snacks, you must remember to eat them. I will come back next week. If I come over next week and you still have not finished eating these snacks, I will not come to see you in the future.” It is not good for children to eat too many snacks, but Jiang Ping Xiu has never eaten any snacks like these. Eating this number of snacks should be nothing.
Of course, he said it only because he was afraid that Jiang Ping Xiu would not be willing to eat them.
“I must finish it.” Jiang Ping Xiu couldn’t wait to go on the street to skip and jump happily. How good! Yan Jing Ze will come to see him next week!
Yan Jing Ze saw Jiang Ping Xiu like this, he wanted to touch his head and keep him warm, but he was going to be late in his part-time work. He could only say: “Ping Xiu, I still have things. I will come to see you next week.”
Jiang Ping Xiu nodded. He watched Yan Jing Ze leave.
Yan Jing Ze left immediately, he was anxious to make money.
Jiang Ping Xiu was only sixteen years old. At such an age, he should be studying in school.
Yan Jing Ze came to the cram school early this day to read a book on programming. During the following week, he never stopped studying.
Then he found out that his brain was really good. At least the freshman courses, he quickly understood them all, and the self-taught sophomore and junior courses were also very smooth.
Not only that, but he also found a forum where he could pick up some work.
There were all kinds of work here, some were quite formal, some companies outsource and ask people to do programs. Some were not so formal, for example, there was a job that allows people to make a game plug-in.
Instead of doing illegal work, Yan Jing Ze took a few simple outsourcing tasks.
He was a newcomer. Of course, the jobs he could receive were not very good. They were all very cumbersome and didn’t give much money.
But he took it and did it slowly. Even if it took him a lot of time and only a few hundred dollars could be earned, in the end, it was still money.
While Yan Jing Ze was busy working here, on the other side, Jiang Ping Xiu had put on a full set of new clothes that Jing Ze bought for him.
He also ate snacks that he had never eaten before.
Jiang Ping Xiu since small, there was no father and no mother. He was a little thin and introverted. He didn’t know when the children in the village started bullying him. They always called him a sissy. Some children would steal his things. The bucket of water he was carrying back to the house would be knocked over. Even if he was only walking on the road, he would be pushed down.
Because of this, he became more and more timid and introverted. He dared not talk to people. And would also make him stutter when speaking.
Perhaps the most daring thing he has done in his life was to buy a schoolbag and give it to Yan Jing Ze.
Yan Jing Ze never bullied him. Before, when he was bullied, Yan Jing Ze also spoke for him!
Moreover, Yan Jing Ze was so smart and handsome, which was simply beyond his reach. He had always wanted to give Yan Jing Ze the best things.
He actually knew that Yan Jing Ze didn’t like him that much, he wasn’t a likable person, it was normal for Yan Jing Ze not to like him.
But now, Yan Jing Ze took his hand and bought him clothes and snacks.
With these things, Jing Ze still might like him a bit, right?
After coming to the carwash shop, Jiang Ping Xiu never dared to talk to people actively, but recently, he dared.
In his free time, Jiang Ping Xiu always talked to Xiao Zhang: “Brother Zhang, the thermal innerwear is really warm. I have never worn such warm clothes before.”
After a while, he went to Master Chen again: “Uncle Chen, I ate sausage today with corn kernels in it, it was delicious!”
He even looked for the elder brother whom he had been a little scared before: “Brother Wang, my brother said he will come to see me next week.”
He didn’t say it more than once, but he said it back and forth several times. Even if there was only candy in his mouth, he could be happy all afternoon.
Others: “…” Yan Jing Ze bought Jiang Ping Xiu snacks and clothes, which for them were just ordinary.
Master Chen was helpless: “My son doesn’t like to eat those snacks. Such clothes, that stinky boy, will never wear them. When he buys shoes, he would choose a branded one!”
Brother Wang and Xiao Zhang agreed.
But seeing Jiang Ping Xiu so happy, they didn’t want to hit him. The work they usually push to him, now they are embarrassed to make him do it—this child is just too pitiful, they did not want to squeeze him anymore.
However, they did not ask Jiang Ping Xiu to do it, but Jiang Ping Xiu, just like being injected with chicken blood, rushed to work all day. The whole person was very energetic.
When his brother comes to see him, he would look like a different person!
In a blink of an eye, a week passed, and Yan Jing Ze went to see Jiang Ping Xiu again.
Jiang Ping Xiu, who was wearing clean new clothes, looked a lot more energetic, and his eyes were brighter when he looked at him.
Yan Jing Ze brought him some toiletries this time, as well as face creams, hand creams and the likes, and a smartphone.
Today, everyone usually has a smartphone, but Jiang Ping Xiu only has a second-hand granny phone he bought for ten yuan.
How can kids today still use the granny phone? Yan Jing Ze wanted to buy him a smartphone last time, but he didn’t have any money in his hand. Now he was earning a bit from work and finally had a little more money. He bought a smartphone for Ping Xiu.
A smartphone with a price of only 600 yuan, many children will look down on it, but Jiang Ping Xiu was so surprised that he did not dare to touch it at first.
Yan Jing Ze went to the car wash shop earlier that day. He stayed in the store all morning and taught Jiang Ping Xiu how to use the mobile phone while there were no customers. He also helped Jiang Ping Xiu with various apps and added them as friends.
Before leaving, he said: “I usually have classes, if you call me, I may not be able to answer. You can send me a message and I will read it after class.”
He likes Jiang Ping Xiu from the bottom of his heart, but unfortunately, he is too poor right now and feels embarrassed to see Jiang Ping Xiu.
However, they can communicate more on their mobile phones and get to know each other first.
Yan Jing Ze had seen Jiang Ping Xiu, and after going back, he once again devoted himself to work.
On the other side, Jiang Ping Xiu turned to Xiao Zhang: “Brother Zhang, my brother bought me a mobile phone. It is a new mobile phone!”
Xiao Zhang: “…” What is a 600-yuan cell phone? His own cellphone is worth thousands, ah!