Tomorrow is Chinese new year!

#11mattfrankPosted 2/9/2013 11:10:09 PM
You only start giving red pocket(money) when you're married.
#12Kneekicker(Topic Creator)Posted 2/9/2013 11:18:55 PM
mattfrank posted...
You only start giving red pocket(money) when you're married.


Guess I have another reason to stay single and turn into a hermit now... just kidding! I won't be married for a long, long time so I guess I don't have anything to fear.
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#13Pr0phetZeroPosted 2/10/2013 1:45:24 AM
Literally handed almost a grand and spending it all on video games......
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#14CrybabyloverPosted 2/10/2013 2:20:46 AM
The thing about CNY is that the parents lose all the money giving it to the kids in other families too. It's not that you're actually gaining money...it's that the parents exchange money and lose part of their own savings that indirectly go to their kids. It's pretty much a big present from your parents to you.
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#15MasafumiGotoPosted 2/10/2013 2:34:55 AM(edited)
I don't have much relatives in the states but if I went to China or Hong Kong I would get close to 300 - 500 dollars worth of money. I am not concerned with getting red enevelopes but how the Chinese Zodiac is going affect how we are doing for the rest of the year.
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#16Bancario51Posted 2/10/2013 2:39:45 AM
actually its already Chinese New Year in China. Well here now too
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#17Bancario51Posted 2/10/2013 2:40:44 AM
the trade off is that usually asian families dont give out allowances. but get a lot of red packets during CNY.
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#18Kneekicker(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2013 12:35:49 PM
Pr0phetZero posted...
Literally handed almost a grand and spending it all on video games......


Not all of them are being spent on video games, some of them are being spent on art supplies and my construction class fees. You have to pay a fee every time the teacher starts a new project otherwise you don't get to participate in the unit since she has to buy $40 worth of wood for every student in the class which gets pretty expensive since she's using her own money and not the schools. You also have to consider that some students mess up and have to start all over again with a new piece of wood...
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#19Lostpwr3Posted 2/10/2013 1:07:07 PM(edited)
Bancario51 posted...
the trade off is that usually asian families dont give out allowances. but get a lot of red packets during CNY.


^That and they usually have a nice big meal of yummy food or at least my family does (seen pics of one of my aunts in Taiwan on Facebook showing what she bought, her son was a bit jealous -_^ b/c he's not home to celebrate). But I haven't received a red envelope from my parents since I was about 16 or so though the last time I did get one (which was maybe a few New Year's ago) was from a family friend (only had about $2 and some change; friend did say to me: "Don't tell your mother." as she handed me it Me: ^_^).

Happy Chinese New Year, Everybody! May all your wishes be granted/fullfilled.
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#20Carbuncle009Posted 2/10/2013 1:07:31 PM
Bancario51 posted...
the trade off is that usually asian families dont give out allowances. but get a lot of red packets during CNY.


I never grew up with an allowance. I had to make use with the money my grandma sent me.

She actually won a $3K Penny Scratcher a week ago, I got something like $50 from her. XD
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