26.6.05

Where I am in life

Ask me how much ang pow (red packet) to give to a wedding couple --- be it for a Chinese wedding banquet, church wedding, Malay wedding, or any other Singaporean permutation --- and I'd have no trouble quoting you the current "rates", even with factoring in the closeness of your relationship to the couple.

Ask me to suggest a restaurant of any cuisine where you'd like to take your parents/extended family/significant other/old friend --- and again, not a problem. The only cuisine that might stump me is Mexican, because I'm not a big fan of Mexican food myself, but in a pinch I'd say Cha Cha Cha at Holland Village is probably still a safe bet.

But ask me about how much ang pow to give for a baby's first month celebration, and I'm at a total loss. All I know is that it ought to be an even-numbered amount and stuffed into a red packet. Right now, I'm trying to work backwards from the amount of money I would spend on a gift, were we buying a gift, and hoping that it puts us in the right ballpark at least.

And don't even think about asking me about buying gold jewellery for brides or babies. I'm definitely not there yet.

4 Comments:

At 6/26/2005 3:35 pm , Blogger tscd said...

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At 6/26/2005 3:35 pm , Blogger tscd said...

what happens if you give a small angpow plus a small gift? would you be shunned for life?

 
At 6/26/2005 10:11 pm , Blogger Tym said...

No, but we didn't have the time to pick up a gift today and we don't really know what the family already has, so we thought an ang pow would be a safer bet.

 
At 6/27/2005 1:32 am , Anonymous Cowboy Caleb said...

you have been Tomorrowed

http://tomorrow.sg/archives/2005/06/27/where_i_am_in_life.html

 

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