Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Chinese New Year Ang Pows (Red Packet)
Wow time passes fast, next weekend will be Chinese New Year. We will be welcoming the Year of the Tiger.
I got these free ang pows (Red packets) from hotels, restaurants, banks, etc. But I do buy some nice ang pows if I come across. The ang pows are used to contain money as gifts to our family and friends who are not married. We also give to the elders as a respect. The amount of the money depends on how close you are to the recipients. The closer you are, the amount gets bigger. They must be in even numbers, example $2, $6 , $8, etc. The most popular amount is $8 which means prosper. For immediate family members(big family), I gave them in double digits...(now I know why I am broke after the CNY...lol).
I have yet done my Chinese New Year Shopping. I guess it is time to head to Chinatown for the festive moods.