Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Art of Negotiation - Damdeok for Suzinee

After knowing a bit more about this curious "money oriented" girl Suzinee, the "negotiation" relationship between the two turned around in Episode 5, when Damdeok started to negotiate FOR Suzinee. Just as how he was brought up to learn to hide his strengths and skills, when it comes to negotiation, his exceptional ability again surprised all. Suzinee, as a "professional" negotiator, you still have a long way to learn from our HRH - His Royal Handsome Prince.

At watching the game between the Yellow team and the Blue team, our prince did not like the violent way it was played ...

Damdeok: Can they do things like that? (Referring to the Yellow team beating up the opponents violently)

The "know-it-all" Suzinee was eager to explain the game rules to this seemingly ignorant nerd ...

Szni: It’s okay to play like that as long as they don’t touch each other’s horses in kyukku. They can hit, or poke with jangsi (the name of stick in kyukku).

Szni: And then, they might be thrown from their horses... broken. and then dead...

Really?! Our prince thought.

Damdeok: Isn’t the jangsi supposed to be made of bamboo with a hollow stem?
I thought that’s the rule of kyukku.....

I tripped over again by his royal intelligence coming out of his royal handsomeness, am I too much indulged in this legendary dram?

Szni: Then what’s inside of the stem if it isn’t hollow?

Our jolly Suzinee, who did not think as deep as our HRH prince, was brainy enough to realize that our prince was right. She, who was the girl that was fearless and quick to act, went to the Yellow team's camp to check those jangsi out.

Szni: Wow, it’s heavy. Are jangsi supposed to be this heavy?

Szni: There is something fishy going on.

When she confronted with Hogae's first assistant, her negotiation nature woke up again ...

Szni: How much are you going to pay me?

Szni: Do you want me to take this jangsi to the elders over there, to tell the truth?
Or would you rather pay me a little and I will close my mouth.

Szni: Brother, you can resolve this problem with just 30 dollars. Do you really want to see the blood?

But yes, they do want to see blood, forget about the deal! They caught Suzinee and was ready to do anything to put her to silence. Fortunately, nothing can escape from our prince. Here he comes to the rescue. Suzinee, count your blessings ...

Damdeok: Don’t you think there is someone that must tell the truth?

Szni: What are you doing here? Run away!

Good girl, you do care about our prince. For this I am on your side.

Damdeok: It was a good game.

Isn't he handsome in that long hair?

Damdeok picked up a jangsi and rapidly struk it against a pole. Wow that was a powerful blow my prince!

Damdeok: Hogae of the Yeons family. What do you want? Do you want me to show these to the people? Your father, Taedaehyung will be shocked....

Have you realized that the negotiation process was starting in our prince's mind, I actually just realized it at this moment of writing ...

Damdeok: It is a definite foul to put an iron stick in the stem of the bamboo of the kyukku. .

Damdeok: You didn’t know about this?

Wow wow, he is too cool in that hair style. Never expected this feast for the eyes before.

Damdeok: Give her some money, she will close her mouth.

(Ah Hah, Suzinee, what did I say, you are an extremely extraordinarily lucky girl, our HRH prince is negotiating for YOU! Look at his determined eyes, who can be mentally strong enough to refuse his offer?)

And he added ...

Damdeok: Pay her an adequate amount of money.

Hogae had no chance of rejecting the request. Prince, with your charm, you'll always get whatever you ask for, but you seldom ask anything for yourself, rather you always ask for things that would benefit other people.

Damdeok: Aren’t you supposed to say ‘thank you’, or ‘you saved my life’? (Aren't you impressed by my negotiation tactic? Our prince was still a naughty boy.)

Szni: Are you going to go this way? Then. I will..... (I'll go that way, I am completely upset! Suzinee was no adult either.)

Damdeok: Did you get paid?

(Aren't you a girl who is so interested in money? Now aren't you happy that you got what you have been so longing for? Why are you still upset?)

"Yes I did", the professional negotiator admitted, "You did it phenominally, but I am upset that you never told me you are a prince!". And, there is another reason, and that is why I started to love this girl, perhaps for the same reason Damdeok started to like her as well.

Szni: I’m not scared of anything, because of my lack of education. But, I have a question for you. It’s natural for me, just like a street person, to get the money first when there is a chance. But, are you at least someone of the Great Power, are you supposed to be on the side of justice? You said, “Let it go?” What did you get while I got the bag of money?

For a street girl in front of a prince, this question is very brave and wise. Go girl, Suzinee, we love you and we wish Damdeok falls in love with you eventually.

Note: Thanks to Suehan and Quilt where these translations are obtained.

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