Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Happy Rabbit Year!


Red packet. Hong Bao. Ang Pao. 红包.
In Singapore, red packets are given to children and the unmarried by the married. I have reached the age when it is awkward to receive hongbaos. But I still gladly receive them from my parents and siblings every year. What do you do with your hongbaos? I used to take out the money after the 15th day and return the empty red packets to my mother for collection (see below). These few years, I keep the hongbaos with the money intact for at least a year. For good luck and wealth, I hope. :)

These are my mother's hongbao collection. She did not buy a single one. All are given from promotions and those empty red packets which we return to her.

These are from Hay Dairies. We drink this goat milk for many years already.


From the banks.


See the very old POSB hongbao?



From the shops.



All the 福.


And more.



The old ones. See the smallest red packet on the bottom?



Here's wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Rabbit Year!

恭祝大家:兔飞猛进,兔气扬眉,兔然好运,兔然发财,兔年吉祥!

36 comments:

  1. Wishing you & your family a happy & prosperous new year ahead *^_^*

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  2. Happy Lunar New Year 兔 you ^_^

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  3. omg! SSB, that's really a nice collection with sooo many hongbao. i used to collect it when i was much younger . . anyways, happy new year to you and your family. may health, wealth and happiness stay with you (:

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  4. that's a great collection of angbaos! SSB wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous lunar new year!

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  5. wow, what a collection!! Ging xi fa cai to you and family!!

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  6. SSB, you have huge collection of angpao! Wish you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  7. Heehee, so cute, so many variety of ang baos! Happy Rabbit year to you!

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  8. Your themed collection is very nice. Impressive !

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  9. Happy CNY, SSB! Impressive collection of angpows!

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  10. Wishing you a most happy and prosperous Chinese New Year! I'm the same, no more hong baos lol. Plus because we're overseas it's not practiced as much here.

    By the way, love your bunny tarts, they don't look like hamsters, they're way cuter! And boy would I love a box of those melt in the mouth German cookies :D

    And thanks for your kind comment on my blog :). I love finding out about cool blogs that way and I'll be popping by again soon!

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  11. Happy CNY to you and family, SSB! :)

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  12. Wishing you and your family 兔年行好运,万事如意!Wow! Your collection of ang pows is huge and awesome! ;)

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  13. Wow! You sure have a big collection of ang baos! :D

    May the year of Rabbit brings you "Love-Health & prosperity"! :)
    新年快乐,恭喜发财,愿你早日找到好归宿!

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  14. Wow a nice hobby! I always like Hong bao from DBS. 新年快乐,万事如意!

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  15. Wow, what a huge collection of ang pows!!

    祝您 兔年快乐,万事如意,恭喜发财!!!

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  16. OMG! Wow! Hats off! That was A MAMMOTH collection of red packets! LOL! I saw my fave design from UOB -- the one from the Year of the Rooster! Thanks for bringing back the memories! =)

    Haiya, awkward or not ... Don't think too much lar ... Or else, I'd have felt the same or worse than you do when my turn comes ... LOL! I don't care!

    Gong hey fatt choy! Happy Rabbit Year!

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  17. Wouw! Love to see these hong bao's collection. I like to keep nice hong bao packet too.
    Here's wishing you and your family a Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year!

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  18. Wishing you & your family a happy & prosperous new year:))

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  19. Wish you and your family a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year!!!!! Wow you have indeed a large collection of "ANG BAO" :p

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  20. Wow, so many red envelopes...love your collection :-) Happy Chinese New Year to you too!

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  21. May you have the best in the Year of the Rabbit, SSB!! :)

    Sending over a virtual Hug & Kiss!!

    xoxo,
    David, Celine, Erica & Arianna

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  22. That's a considerable collection, and I bet every one has a special meaning to it!
    Happy lunar new year to u and your family ;))

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  23. wishing you and your family all the best in the year of rabbit.

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  24. Wow, that's quite a collection there! Happy Chinese New Year!

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  25. happy new year! xinnian kuai le! (is that right?)

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  26. Wow, you collected all the Ang Paos! I recognise some of the ones I used to receive when I was younger...:) I am a little disappointed by this year's collection from the banks though. i was hoping OCBC will print something with bicycle again.. ;). 祝你新年快乐,万事如意!

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  27. wow that's an awesome collection! Happy Rabbit Year and wishing you and your family good health and prosperity!

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  28. Wow! All the ang paus @_@
    Wishing you and you family a Happy Chinese New Year!!! Gong Xi Gong Xi!!! =D

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  29. Happy Lunar New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Best of luck for this Rabbit year!

    Your Hong Bao collections is super impressive...Hong Bao is very expensive in Australia. To have so many Hong Baos like yours will cost me a fortune :D

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  30. Happy CNY! your mum has a nice collection, I recognise the dbs one with the orange!

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  31. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    Amazing collection.

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  32. I hope I am not too late to wish you and your family a prosperous and happy new year.

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  33. Oh wow, what a collection! Glad that you're sharing it. Have a lovely day.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  34. Wow SSB i love your ang pao collection.i collect now but i always use the nicest ones.(although i cant bear to) still,love it!><

    Hugs,
    Selena Parker

    P.S.love u like a love song

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  35. Selena: Thanks! These are my mum's collection. She also can't bear to use them. A lot of them are still in plastic packaging and unopened. Never too late to start collecting ang paos now cos the new design are so pretty! :) Happy Dragon Year!

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