Gong Xi Fa Cai everyone!
Shorty and me have been busy with CNY stuff. We’re back in my hometown Penang spending time with my side of the family. It’s our first CNY as a married couple so the first day of CNY we spend with my family, and the second day with her side of the family. Just like how tradition has it.
This year is also the first year we have to give out Ang Pows. So Shorty and I found ourselves wrapping Ang Pows today for the first time.
Giving out Ang Pows is a lot harder than we thought. First you have to estimate how much money you need for all the Ang Pows you’re going to give out. Then you have to go to the bank and try to get it all in the different denominations. And what I learned this year was that new notes are hard to come by when you wait till the last minute. So we had to exchange our old notes with some new notes my mum had.
Check out all the different Ang Pow packets we’re using this year. Including the Hello Kitty ones Shorty bought.
We gave out our first Ang Pow of our lives to my nephew today. It was … well… nice actually. Giving is always as nice or even nicer as receiving. Tomorrow’s a busy day. It’s the first day of CNY and also Shorty’s birthday so we’re going to have to go to bed now.
Good night everyone… Gong Xi Fa Cai from a Fatty and a Shorty.
PS: I’m currently addicted to this really old but famous Japanese song (they made a Chinese version too)
Somehow I’m like that. Whenever I travel and I come home I always end up spending the next few days or weeks listening to music from that country.