Chapter 1334: Like a Clap of Thunder Came
Xu Qianxing also retained some other genres of songs that were suitable for all ages, and more positive songs, such as the chorus like “Tomorrow will be Better ,” solos like “Childhood ,” “Love Song 1990 ,” etc.
The leaders were familiar with these songs, and the students understood it. This would ensure that this party would become absolutely sensational. Of course, in addition to these performances, it was to the students’ liking. The school leaders were open-minded people; it was fine as long as there were some performances for all ages. The most important thing was to make the students happy.
The next performance was a piano solo; a boy dressed as the piano prince Clayderman  appeared and suddenly caused a sensation! Yang Ming did not expect that there were so many influential people in this school. There were actually such talents.
The piano prince was going to play “Ballade Pour Adeline .” However, maybe because the female emcee either became a love-struck fool or was nervous, she actually said, “Please welcome the piano prince, Zhang Dafei, to play a song called “Adidas by the Water” for us!”
Awkward silence! Utterly awkward silence! The people in the audience looked at the emcees at a loss, and the piano prince was also stunned. He didn’t know whether to play or to say something…
Then, the entire audience burst into laughter. Even the school leaders sitting in the front row couldn’t help but laugh! Adidas by the water? Why not call it sneakers by the water?
“Ha ha ha ha…” The laughter came one after another. Ning Chen blushed and quickly said, “It’s Ballade Pour Adeline.”
It was better if Ning Chen did not explain it. Once she explained it, the students in the audience laughed even more. Ning Chen shyly bowed her head and quickly retreated backstage. The piano prince started playing his song.
Once she returned to the backstage, Ning Chen breathed a sigh of relief. “It was so awkward just now.”
“Your performance has been very successful.” Xu Qianxing nodded with admiration. “It’s not fake at all. It felt very smooth until you said the wrong thing.”
“Really? That’s great! I thought it would be flawed.” Ning Chen breathed a sigh of relief. She smiled and looked at Xu Qianxing, “President Xu, are you going to treat me to a meal to reward me?”
“That’s right! Once this party is a success, you are all heroes. I will hold a celebration party for you on behalf of the Student Union.” Xu Qianxing said with a smile.
“You are only representing the Student Union? I embarrassed myself for you. Can’t you privately express your thanks?” Ning Chen winked and looked at Xu Qianxing.
“Of course, if I do it in private, I can’t afford a grand meal. I’ll just treat you to a cup of coffee.” How could Xu Qianxing not understand Ning Chen’s thoughts? The Student Union president knew that she liked him, but Xu Qianxing always treated her as a sister and had no intention of starting something with her.
This time, “Adidas by the Water” was also planned by Xu Qianxing; he deliberately had Ning Cheng say it. The purpose was also to enliven the atmosphere. This could be said to be a very shameful thing for the emcee. If someone else asked Ning Chen to do it, she would never do it, but since Xu Qianxing spoke up, Ning Chen almost agreed without even thinking about it. She never carefully considered whether this would make her lose face.
“Coffee is not bad.” Ning Chen was a little sweetened in her heart. As long as she could go out with Xu Qianxing alone, it didn’t matter what she drank.
Xu Qianxing nodded. “When the time comes, just don’t rip me off.”
“Hmph hmph, I definitely will rip you off.” Ning Chen smiled so brightly that the actors who were preparing backstage all trembled. They did not understand why Xu Qianxing seemed to have no interest in such a good girl.
Although Xu Qianxing was standing behind the stage planning strategies, the program he most wanted to see was Lin Zhiyun’s. What made him a bit unhappy was that she was actually performing with Yang Ming!
What is the relationship between Lin Zhiyun and Yang Ming? Xu Qianxing couldn’t figure it out. Yang Ming’s girlfriend is Chen Mengyan, but he pulled Lin Zhiyun to perform together, and it seems that the relationship between them is quite close. This made Xu Qianxing’s heart very uncomfortable.
This kid, he has a girlfriend, but he still tangles with another one? You can’t occupy all of the high-class resources, right?
“Next, there is a knife-throwing performance brought to us by the famous Yang Ming of our school and the campus belle, Lin Zhiyun, and the deputy directors of the Taekwondo Club, Ren Jianren and Li Jiasheng!” This time, Lai Mingxu announced it, and he did not make any mistakes. Of course, this did not need any arrangements for errors to please the crowd.
The “Adidas by the Water” guy walked off the stage depressed after he finished playing the piano. During the whole time he was playing, everyone did not enjoy his music, but kept on laughing. The Little Prince, Little Clayderman, was so furious that he almost spat blood. What qualities does this emcee have? Adidas by the water? Why don’t you say the Nike at your feet?
As the saying goes, when enemies came face to face, their eyes blazed with hatred; Yang Ming did not take Ren Jianren and Li Jiasheng as enemies, but both their eyes were about to spit fire when they saw Yang Ming go on stage.
Ren Jianren was immediately unhappy when he saw that Yang Ming went on stage with a woman, and it was such a beautiful woman. Whose limelight are you trying to steal? Ren Jianren had always planned to take Yang Ming’s spotlight in this performance and revive the Taekwondo Club.
Therefore, Ren Jianren wore a very eye-catching Shaolin robe today with an immortal vibe. Li Jiasheng was also in the same outfit. They originally thought that this special outfit could attract the attention of many people. The fancy outfit that Yang Ming wore last time drew a lot of people’s attention, so Ren Jianren imitated Yang Ming’s previous move.
However, he did not expect that Yang Ming invited a campus belle from the campus belle list. A handsome man and a beautiful woman, they immediately robbed his and Li Jiasheng’s limelight. Before Ren Jianren and Li Jiasheng could enjoy the applause from the audience, Yang Ming and Lin Zhiyun went on stage, and what ensued was the high-spirited sound of the audience, “Yang Ming! Yang Ming! Yang Ming!”
“Lin Zhiyun! Lin Zhiyun! Lin Zhiyun!”
The cheers occurred again and again, but they didn’t hear the names of “Ren Jianren” and “Li Jiasheng”! It wasn’t that no one shouted it. A few people scattered in the audience shouted, “Ren Jianren, too handsome. Li Jiasheng, come on!”
However, everyone around the few of them was shouting, “Yang Ming” and “Lin Zhiyun,” and their voices were deafening. Even if they shouted until they had sore throats, their voices could not reach the stage.
Those who were out of earshot couldn’t hear them, but a few of Yang Ming and Lin Zhiyun’s fans who were close by were upset by one guy. They turned their heads and looked at him unhappily.
This person was called Wang Bie, Ren Jianren’s roommate, who was tempted by a meal to stir up trouble in the audience. Wang Bie originally thought that this errand was quite easy, but he did not expect that the situation would actually be one-sided. He shouted for a long time, and no one echoed it. This will not work. The people in the audience did not chime in, and Ren Jianren could not hear it. Then, wouldn’t I lose this meal?
When he was annoyed, he saw that his classmates turned around and looked at him. Wang Bie thought that his hoarse shouting performance touched them, so he quickly said, “Classmates, you see? Ren Jianren and Li Jiasheng are so handsome on stage. Let’s cheer for them! Don’t care about the silly Yang Ming and Lin Zhiyun. I will take the lead. One! Two! Prepare… Go! Come on, Ren Jianren; come on, Li Jiasheng!… Aiyo, why are you hitting me?”
“This guy is a fool! Beat him up!” The boy was cheering on Lin Zhiyun, but this Wang Bie was not pleasing to his eyes because Wang Bie shouted hoarsely and stirred up trouble. He wanted to teach Wang Bie to be a little more mindful, but he didn’t expect this guy to want to pull him into the gang. Who wouldn’t beat this guy up?
When the boy started to take action, the boys and girls next to them immediately followed and beat up Wang Bie. They also endured Wang Bie for a long time. Once the guy took the lead, they all rushed forward; the fists hit Wang Bie like rain until he wailed.
“A person like you deserves a beating, just like the Ren Jianren that you admire. You wait and see. He will get screwed up in a moment!” A girl indignantly stepped on Wang Bie’s foot with her high heels, making him hurt until he pissed in his pants. This girl was Yang Ming’s loyal fan. This Wang Bie actually scolded Yang Ming in front of her face. Could it be that he did not want to live?
Not only did he scold Yang Ming, he even scolded Lin Zhiyun, so these boys also had the urge to beat up this guy.
Of course, Wang Bie was not the only one who got the beating. Ren Jianren’s cronies, who were scattered in all directions of the venue, were also beaten up to various degrees. After they all got a beating, these people became well-behaved. When they compared a meal to their lives, their lives were naturally more important. No one was a fool. If they stirred up trouble again, weren’t they looking for death?
Ren Jianren’s eyes glared intensely, looking for his own cronies in the audience. How could this group of people not stir up trouble? The situation had now become one-sided; there was no support for Ren Jianren and Li Jiasheng. This made Ren Jianren and Li Jiasheng suddenly lose face. They coughed twice and decided to take the lead and get back their face.
He was very confident in his own rhetoric today, and he was prepared to win the students’ favor with this! As long as these students supported them, would they be afraid that their Taekwondo Club’s prestige not be regained?
“Classmates, hello! I am Ren Jianren, the Taekwondo Club President.” Ren Jianren did not wait for Yang Ming to speak. He couldn’t help but take the microphone and started talking to the audience, “I am honored to be able to stand on this stage…”
“This is f*cking boring! What sh*t is this? The Thai Boxing Society president, the useless, petty leader, is learning to go on stage to make a speech. Even the principal has not spoken!” The people in the audience saw that Ren Jianren was about to make a speech and was immediately annoyed. They came to see the performance, not to watch him make a speech!
They wanted to see Yang Ming’s performance, to see the campus belle, Lin Zhiyun’s wonderful performance, not to listen to this Ren Jianren talking nonsense!
“Are you done? This Ren Jianren really takes himself as an important character.”
“That’s right! He lost the last time, and this time he still brazenly goes on stage!”
“Nicely speaking, this is a performance with Yang Ming, but isn’t he just coming to regain his face? He thinks of us, classmates, as fools? How would Yang Ming be willing to perform with him?”
“That’s right! He’s really shameless. Nothing is new under the sun!”
These voices were very loud, and it was particularly harsh in the quiet auditorium like a sharp sword piercing Ren Jianren’s chest. Ren Jianren resisted the anger in his heart and calmed his emotions. He knew that he couldn’t be angry at this time. If he were angry now, his image would be completely ruined. This time, his dream of reinvigorating the Taekwondo Club would be shattered!
As long as he had a complaint against the classmates in the audience, Ren Jianren was sure that he would be beaten up by these people in the audience!
“I am very honored that I can stand on this stage! Many considerate students must have discovered that I’m not wearing a taekwondo practice uniform, but a Shaolin robe! Why am I wearing a Shaolin robe?” Ren Jianren said that to regulate the atmosphere, so he deliberately kept them on tenterhooks.
Sure enough, this question had shifted the attention of most of the students. They had also noticed that Ren Jianren and Li Jiasheng did not wear the taekwondo training uniform when they came on stage, but wore Shaolin robes. However, Yang Ming and Lin Zhiyun also appeared after them. The audience turned their attention to Yang Ming and Lin Zhiyun and did not care about Ren Jianren and Li Jiasheng.
Now Ren Jianren had mentioned this again, and everyone’s attention had returned to Ren Jianren.
“Why?” Someone asked in the audience.
“Yeah, why don’t you wear Taekwondo’s training uniform?”
When Ren Jiaren saw someone asking and responding, he was overjoyed. It seems that I still have a little power to call out. Such few words have reversed the unfavorable situation! I am born with the talent of leadership!
However, before the music started playing, Ren Jianren heard another voice that he hated.
“Isn’t that simple? Isn’t it to act bad*ss? It’s so ordinary to wear a taekwondo training outfit. How bad*ss would it be to wear robes?”
“Hey, didn’t you learn this from Yang Ming? Yang Ming learned from the God of Gamblers, Gao Jing, last time, and it was eye-catching; Ren Jianren was not convinced. This time, he also learned to get a strange outfit deliberately and become eye-catching!”
Ren Jianren heard that the following arguments headed in a negative direction, so he quickly took the microphone and continued, “Maybe some people will say that I am trying to act bad*ss, or that I did it to become eye-catching. However, I can tell you for sure that it’s not true! I have another purpose! My purpose is not for my personal gain, but to promote the essence of our Chinese martial arts!”
“Boom!” The students in the audience immediately were uproared; they all showed doubts. They didn’t know what Ren Jianren meant by this sentence as they looked at him.
“Everyone, I will explain why I wear this robe!” Ren Jianren looked at his classmates very proudly. It seemed that his ability to grasp the situation was still very strong; he could control the whole situation by just saying a few words.
“Although I am the president of the Taekwondo Club, I can’t forget where I came from!” Ren Jianren said vehemently, “Taekwondo, what is Taekwondo? Where did Taekwondo come from? You all might not know, right? I will tell you about the origins of Taekwondo. Taekwondo originated from a thousand and five hundred years ago; it is a traditional fighting technique that can keep you fit and allow you to defend yourself! But where did it evolve from?
“Everyone knows that Korea is the birthplace of Taekwondo, which was called Goryeo in the past. It was a vassal state of our Chinese country. Most of their culture stems from our Chinese land, and so did Taekwondo. It evolved from Shaolin’s thirty-two forms of Long Fist.
“So, this is why I wear the Shaolin robe today. I am the president of the Taekwondo Club, but I respect those who have spread Shaolin’s thirty-two forms of Long Fist! This is why I wear the robe today!”
“Huahuahua…” The audience enthusiastically applauded, and they were all influenced by Ren Jianren’s speech! His sincere speech touched the students present, and everyone cheered for his methods!
The atmosphere in the audience also became very enthusiastic, and it had reached another climax from the previous “Adidas by the water” incident!
Ren Jianren proudly looked at his classmates in the audience. It seemed that this trick was quite useful. He reasoned with truth and touched others with his heart. He used the origin of Taekwondo to make a speech and had won the enthusiasm of the students by wearing the robe. This made Ren Jianren feel elated.
“Support Ren Jianren! Support Ren Jianren!”
Wang Bie saw this opportunity. Although he was beaten up by others, he was keenly aware that everyone’s stance now was with Ren Jianren. If he were to say good things about him at this moment, no one would object!
Sure enough. Wang Bie’s yelling this time was not opposed by the people around him but caused resonance among the people. They also raised the light sticks in their hands and shouted, “Ren Jianren, very good! Don’t forget where you came from!”
“We are proud of you! I am proud of you!”
“Ren Jianren, you are a role model for our college students!”
“Ren Jianren, where did you buy your robes? We want to wear them too! It’s too handsome!”
“Ren Jianren, I love you to death!”
Ren Jianren’s jaw almost dropped. He didn’t expect that his own words would lead to such a great response. These students were really easy to sway! No wonder Yang Ming could capture the hearts of these people when he came out as the God of Gamblers!
Ren Jianren noticed that it was almost enough, and he should start competing with Yang Ming, so he took the microphone again. Just as he was about to say something, he heard a deafening voice from the audience.
“Since you say this, why not resign from the post of the president of the Taekwondo Club to learn Shaolin’s thirty-two forms of Long Fist?” This sentence was like thunder, and the people in the audience were immediately confused.
“D*mn, how come it’s so loud. It shocked me to death…”
“Who is this?”
A boy with a big loudspeaker was seen in the audience, followed by another boy, holding a big amplifier.
The boy with the big loudspeaker waved his hand toward the stage with a bit of shame. “I’m sorry, everyone. My volume is too loud. I didn’t expect this charged loudspeaker to be so powerful…”