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Ang Bao (Red Packet) Makes People Happy

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Chinese New Year is always so fun, I am so proud of being a Chinese because Ang Bao (Red Packet or aka Red Envelope) makes me happy. Actually it’s the same, in the west, Christmas gift makes people happy too, it’s just that we Chinese don’t buy gift, and cash is what we get. Simple and easy, no headache what to pick as gift for people.

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IMG_6463 by nicholaschan.

Received quite a lot of ang bao in the past 15 days of Chinese New Year, now it ended and I got no chance to receive ang bao already. How much money inside the ang bao is not really important, the heart of giving and the happiness of receiving are more important. Some have good design too, mom purposely bought a lot of special designed ang bao from Guangzhou for Chinese New Year.

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There’s also other not so pretty and simple design. I like to see good looking designed ang bao, but in the end I will still throw it all away. No point keeping it.

IMG_6465 by nicholaschan.

The best part is not the design it’s the-inside! =D

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Nick is an interior designer and tech enthusiast based in Penang, Malaysia who constantly exploring places, indulges great food, discovering good design and is a shutterbug. Nick usually writes about Penang, happenings, travel, food, design and personal thoughts.


  • kenwooi
    March 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    wow so much money.. enough to buy an iphone? =P

    • Nicholas Chan
      March 2, 2010 at 5:43 pm

      I also hope enough. HAHAHA. Where got enough one.

  • karif
    March 3, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Haha, this was my last time to get red packets. It's my last year in college, according to our regional tradition, a kid can get red packets as long as he is a student.

    • Nicholas Chan
      March 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

      Oh oh. We still can as long as we are still single and not married here. Hehe.

  • ahKOK
    March 4, 2010 at 3:54 am

    nick, belanaj sing k ….rich liao

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