Is my handmade red packet ok? Foreigner wows Singaporeans with CNY gift for friend's son

18/1/2022 12:42:00 PM

Is my handmade red packet ok? Foreigner wows Singaporeans with CNY gift for friend's son

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Is my handmade red packet ok? Foreigner wows Singaporeans with CNY gift for friend's son

A thoughtful gesture goes a long way, especially for a friend who's away from home during the festive season. This Chinese New Year , an artist in Germany will warm the heart of her Singaporean friend with her gift — a handmade red packet for the latter's nine-year-old son. Lividviv went on the Singapore subreddit on Monday (Jan 17) to ask...

Reddit/LividvivA thoughtful gesture goes a long way, especially for a friend who's away from home during the festive season.This Chinese New Year, an artist in Germany will warm the heart of her Singaporean friend with her gift — a handmade red packet for the latter's nine-year-old son.

Lividviv went on the Singapore subreddit on Monday (Jan 17) to ask for feedback on the ang bao that she made, writing: "I'm not Chinese and want this to be nice (for the recipient). Your advice is welcome!".Redditors were impressed by the effort that she put into the project, with some praising her for handwriting the Chinese characters in the new year greeting on the red packet.

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This Chinese New Year, an artist in Germany will warm the heart of her Singaporean friend with her gift — a handmade red packet for the latter's nine-year-old son. Lividviv went on the Singapore subreddit on Monday (Jan 17) to ask for feedback on the ang bao that she made, writing: "I'm not Chinese and want this to be nice (for the recipient). The festivities are a good opportunity to make up for lost time, catch up on the year’s happenings and reminisce over fond memories. Your advice is welcome!". Photo courtesy of Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Photo courtesy of Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman A pussy willow plant has even been set up in one corner to transform it into a cosy nook with a view. Redditors were impressed by the effort that she put into the project, with some praising her for handwriting the Chinese characters in the new year greeting on the red packet. Why not treat yourself to thoughtfully crafted seasonal delights from Singaporean brands that bear the Made With Passion brand mark? The initiative recognises homegrown brands that go the extra mile in their pursuit of excellence. Others chimed in with advice such as avoiding elements that the Chinese deem inauspicious. Eight in 10 supported the travel ban on foreigners when it was first announced.

An example is the number four, which is nearly homophonous with the word for death in the Chinese language. BLING IN THE LUCK The thoughtfully crafted Flight Jadeite Diamond Ring depicts renewal, an energy oft associated with the arrival of spring. He did the same in 2021, and decorated the area as a gesture of gratitude to his neighbours — they had helped water his plants and clean the corridor when he did not stay at his flat for a period of time after his father passed away. And being Singaporeans, some cheeky Reddit users had to point out that the contents of the red packet are just as important as the red packet. When asked why she was making a personalised gift, Lividviv told AsiaOne: "My friend is really sad not to be in Singapore for Chinese New Year. If statement accessories that double as convenient conversation starters are up your alley, look no further than. There are only online celebrations this year because of Covid-19 where we live. This year, the set-up is much more"grand", he told Mothership ." Her friend's son will miss receiving his red packets, she said. The Bank of Japan has trimmed its growth forecast for fiscal 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19 AFP/Philip FONG CURBS ON FOREIGN WORKERS HAVE ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS Japan has long been wary of immigration, but a declining birthrate and ageing population has seen a nascent shift towards accepting more foreign workers, with this number more than doubling in the seven years before 2020.

So, the artist planned to surprise the boy with a handmade ang bao. She spent a few hours reading up on Chinese New Year, looking at examples of red packets as well as learning about the symbolism and the right amount of money to put inside. Photo courtesy of Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Recycled some decorations It took him around two weeks to put up the decorations, with the help of some neighbours who translated the Mandarin words for him. "The card itself took maybe two hours. The hardest part was tracing the brush lettering," she shared. Besides the surprise, Lividviv and her Singaporean friend have made plans to celebrate the festive occasion by cooking a Chinese dinner together with their families. Photo courtesy of Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Photo courtesy of Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Last year, buying the decorations earned Abdullah some curious remarks, as an atypical customer. With the issuance of new visas suspended, the labour crunch will only compound.

"It doesn’t replace going from house to house meeting family and friends, and the other things she misses, but it’s what I can do," she said. ALSO READ: .