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Living with iMoats: Do you give ang bao during Chinese New Year even if you are unmarried?

So its Chinese New Year time! Long Working break and a lot of nice foodie!

I hope you all rest well but don’t over eat as it put stress on the waist line and health.

I was talking to my friend Ah Wei and he told me that un-married folks like me should not need to give Ang Bao.

Granted the Ang Bao I gave is to my parents and elderly  as a mark of taking care of me and as a token of appreciation, but what I would like to know is that is it common to give Ang Bao when you are un-married?

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Friday 23rd of August 2013

I gave ang pows to my nephews cause my mother is demented and so I represent her and gave ang pows to them. If I am the boss in a company, I would hv follow tradition and give ang pows too though I am single. I enjoy giving ang pows


Saturday 24th of August 2013

hi suyanfen,

thanks for sharing. how did you find my blog and what were you searching for?

Singapore Man of Leisure

Saturday 5th of February 2011

I am with AK71 :) You're the man AK!

I've delivered sofas and furniture (I am working as retail sales but during peak period I helped out the delivery team) before many years ago... You will be surprised how many people treat us as "invisible". Not even an offer of a drink!

It's good sometimes to forget "rules" and "expectations".

Give with the heart; not what's expected of us.

La papillion

Friday 4th of February 2011

Hi Drizzt,

I think it's okay to give to elderly and parents. The real meaning of giving ang pao is to give good fortune to the receiver. I think anyone can give it regardless of one's marital status :)

I do give to my parents on special occasion, like CNY and new year. Oh, and birthdays.


Saturday 5th of February 2011

Hi La papillion, Gong xi fa cai, I am just not sure if this is a prevailing trend. Do you have any idea how the younger generation take to this culture of giving?


Thursday 3rd of February 2011

Hi Drizzt,

For 3 years now, I have been giving red packets during CNY to the security guards and cleaners who work at my condo. I also give a tip when I pay my bills at restaurants during CNY. The tip is in a red packet. Usually, I don't tip. :)


Thursday 3rd of February 2011

thumbs up to you my brother.

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