Monday, February 11, 2008

Red Packets

In Chinese society, a red envelope or red packet (Known as Hong Bao in Mandarin and Lai See in Cantonese) is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions.

Red envelopes are often presented at social and family gatherings such as Chinese weddings or on holidays such as Chinese New Year. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck.

During Chinese New Year, red envelopes are typically given to the unmarried by the married, regardless of age.

From the old saying goes, the money in the red envelopes are not suppose to be open for usage until Chinese New Year is over, else bad luck befall on you for the whole year.these belong to our kids...they're really Lucky! mine's tucked in there somewhere too *wink* sometimes Banks and Companies have these really great looking Red Packets and i Love to collect them! Mickey Mouse is very popular this year :)

Paediatrician & Shopping
my younger two had an hour of school this morning. it was a Chinese New Year party and same thing each year, bring chocolates and sweets to school to share with friends and bring home a whole bag filled with goodies!!! they Love it! :D

Anis had his check up due and we went to Thomson Medical. here's my Brave Little Boy who didn't cry at all when given his jab :D overall summary, he's doing great, growing well for a 3 year old :) Thankfully!

and we went to Orchard Road... went to Sony Service Centre to get my cybershot fixed. love that digital camera of mine! been with me for more almost 3 years now and even though everything is newer and slimmer nowadays, that bulky point and shoot cybershot will always have a place in my heart :D

and then to Le SportSac and i bought me this... another one to add to my collection :)

it's been a Lovely Monday! and Thanks to Adoncia for meeting up with me :) hope your Little Baby Girl will get well soon. *hugs*

Congrats to my Groovie Girlfriend Stephanie on making it to a Design Team! yippee!!! :D

one Baby layout i did over the weekend. been doing alot of freehand cutting like the saying goes, go with the flow! in my case, the flow with my scissors...hehe.

Love You
have a Blessed Monday Everyone!!!

7 comments:

Stephanie Mah said...

Ed, thanks!![HUGS]

woohoo, lovely bag you got'wink'.
and brave litte Anis.(:

love your layout!! so sweet!

croppin carla said...

I always love coming to your blog because you always have great pictures and lots to read about. Those RED envelopes and the tradition there is very interesting! And I love your lay out!

Ana Baird said...

Gorgeous layout!

Lesli said...

I love the color Red - what a wonderful tradition! I love the LO - what a cutie!

feli said...

i want those red packets too!! didn't get any mickey mouse ones.. boohoo.. :P

ianz said...

i want ang pow too!!!
only received 1 every year..so sad. ;p

f a i z said...

u listen to paramour?! U R SOOO COOOOOL! my mum hates them. haha! (: