Never, ever, EVER cut an Ang Pow packet open!

I’ve heard it a thousand times. Old folks always say NEVER, EVER cut an Ang Pow packet open. You may tear it open but don’t ever CUT it!

I never realized the significant of that sayings until recently when we were given an Ang Pow packet each. Darling and I gave ours to Ethan for him to tear them open and take out the money. I saw him tearing both Darling’s and my red packet so I assumed he’ll tear his as well but alas! While I was reading the newspaper, he took a pair of scissors and cut his red packet open!

I did not realized what he has done when he asked me where should he throw the small piece of red packet that he had cut. With my eyes still on the newspapers, I told him to just throw it in the dustbin.

And then it hit me, “What small piece of red packet?!!” I looked up to see him holding a red packet that is already cut! Immediately I took it from him and true enough when I checked the note inside, it was cut too! >.<

Itu dia, my anak da genius with the cut note! I went, “Hoi!!!!!!!!!!!!! U just cut a TEN ringgit note you know!!!”

It’s real money hokay? Not those that I printed for him to play with! >.<

And then, with the most innocent look and the cutest puppy dog eyes ever he said, “I not purposely wan ok? I just got tired of tearing those ang pows so I use the scissors to cut it”

I answered, “Good-lah. There goes your Madagascar patungs from McD. TEN ringgit can buy THREE toys you know!”

He said, “But not I pay wan what! Daddy yang pay! His money tak kena CUT oso!”


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    owh gosh! poor money gone! :( :(

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    wah, heart-ache leh, rm10 just fly away like that HAHA

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    Still can use what, just tape the RM10 note back into one piece : )

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    Muahahahahaha!!!! This is hilarious! Can use celotape… Smart boy, Ethan – just go ask daddy anytime. Hehehehehehe!!!!

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    Hahah.. geramnya. :-)

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    Ayo..the rm10 just gone….

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    cute! you are speaking manglish with lots of malay words with your son?

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      I speak Malay with English words to Ethan.. haha.. :P

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    LOL KIDS! ask him cellotape back lor

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    hahahaha~! so cute la Ethan! Just stick it back then can use again lor. :D

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    There goes the toys…

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    Try returning the RM10 to the bank and see if they can exchange for you la… and YES, it’s daddy who paid for the toys.. not his ma… LOL!

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    Can go bank exhange lor. Haizz..Ethan does not appreciate money… ><

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      He not purposely wan leh..

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    Now he knows never ever cut open any angpow packets. Can tape the RM10 back..hehe. But he really smart answering back lah. :P

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    Hahaha he’s so smart answering you back like that XD

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    Next time when I receive RM10 note, i must check whether it was cut at the edge.

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      LoL! Then you know it’s from Ethan! I’ll get him to sign on that note :P

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    Kekeke, smart Ethan.

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    How to re-use it.. Cello it back.. And then, buy something worth RM10 or more.. When paying..

    1) Fold the RM10 note into half with the cello part facing bottom (unseen)
    2) Pay exact amount so you don’t have to wait for change
    3) Quickly leave before the receiver spotted the cello-ed note

    DONE! :D

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      Muahahahahhaha…. That’s BRILLIANT Ken! LIKE this comment x1000!

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    Auchhhhhhh… :p

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    Hahaha! cellotape it back, can still use :) You know, when Chloe was a curious toddler, just over a year old, she curi-curi played with her daddy’s wallet, took out a RM50 note and tore it too. We also cellotaped the money and used it haha :p

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    I not so sure about the old folk but I always tear my red packet. Never thought of cutting it is a short way. hehehe!

    Kasian dia. Maaf dia lah, tak sengaja. *wink*

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    can change new 1 from bank, I think lah, hehe :P

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    Cute but definitely exasperating. Lucky RM10 only wor. If RM50… habis! ;p

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    His final answer is WIN!! XD

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    Ethan is a smart boy oh!!

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    u can easily cellotape it back but most people dislike cacat money..

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    NVM.. its still can use it Pasar pagi.. lol..

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    haha stick it back and try use it see whether you have luck.

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    So cute boy! Reminds me of myself when a kid.

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