Sunday, January 18, 2009

there's something about ..... money

I really dunno much about chinese customs.

All I know is that we must wear new clothes, new underwear.. new everything.

Of course, hong bao notes must also be new... but why?

I can imagine a teenager receiving a hong bao and upon opening it (of course not in front of the giver) and exclaim : "WOW... what a new and crispy $2 note!! YEAH!!!!"

I think he is likely to say "@%$%...WHAT.. only $2??!?!?!?!?!"

So, if it doesn't matter to the receiver whether the notes are new or not... then why we bother to change them?

Seriously... it baffles me.

Or maybe...

Since we can't give you a lot of money, we "compensate" by giving you "newer" notes...


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