**Edited 19 July 2007 – Those of you looking for the details on Lim Kok Wing accident, check this link*
In case got some foreigners reading my blog (chewah, perasan lebih), angpow is the little red packet that we money-eyed, money-minded, money-focused Chinese use as gifts. We put money into the little packets and give away as good luck/gift/bribe/keep the mother-in-law’s mouth quite etc etc.
Now, this time next week, I am going to Cyberview Lodge (no shit, very class wan ler) for my nephew’s wedding. He is a doctor by profession (but running his own company doing computerised systems for hospitals or something likedat lar) and marrying with an air-stewardess. Neh….that Cleo 50 most eligible bachelor lor.
Fuwah, for we Penang people, this is very ‘tai-pan-cheong’ (big elephant, something never experience before). Because ha…usually we have our weddings at Persatuan Kungfu AhKau or Dewan Komuniti Kampung Cina etc. No air-cond, got fans only. Water-proof mascara also melts. Karaoke so loud, you will end up deaf if you sit in front of the speakers. Food catered from some Paya Terubong cooks with plastic sharksfins and that kind of standard.
So, our angpows hover around RM30 per person and RM100 per couple if the place is air-conditioned. I haven’t been to weddings for a long, long time because all my friends are either confirmed spinsters or bachelors or married with young children. We have handfuls of nephews and nieces weddings but amount we gave is depending on how well off financially the family is.
Now, for my own nephew, I have no problem deciding the amount, ok? But, I am very, very curious what you KL guys give as angpows for friends’ weddings? Say, the table costs RM1,000. Which means per pax is RM100. So, I was wondering……
If you KL guys go to weddings as a couple, mah pokkai lor? RM200 angpows? Wuah…..poket oso koyak liao hor?
Anyway, I am very, very much looking forward to the wedding because nyek, nyek, nyek, my nephew baptised as a Christian (which is a surprise to us, especially his mom aka my sis LOL) and will hold a church wedding at the Cyberview Lodge garden. Hallelujah, praise the Lord! Now I feel less lonely being the few Christians in the family. Lord, please do more of Your magic. More, more, more! 🙂
I read on the website of Cyberview Lodge that there is broadband in the room. ~rub hands in glee~ Cannot wait to drink tea (a ceremony where the bride/groom will offer teas to the elders), attend a church wedding in the garden with cocktail followed by dinner.
I am extra excited about this nephew than the rest of the gang because I helped my mom to take care of him since he was a newborn. I was only 10 years old and I could even wash his poo when mom was away at the market. See, see? Proof that I was a good auntie from as young as 10 years old! (I am 10 years older than him.) I look very anorexic hor? KNN, why didn’t I look anorexic now?
~runs off and hope nephew did not stumble on this and his staffs will not tell him that they saw their boss’s baby photo~