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quick CNY etiquette advice PLS!

Post by clarison » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 2:35 pm

Family invited to CNY drinks gathering at home of gov't official Sunday: need suggestion of appropriate nontrite (think of all those oranges going bad at the same time!) contribution to the event. All best, thanks for your help

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Re: quick CNY etiquette advice PLS!

Post by SGBoyxxx » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 2:49 pm

clarison wrote:Family invited to CNY drinks gathering at home of gov't official Sunday: need suggestion of appropriate nontrite (think of all those oranges going bad at the same time!) contribution to the event. All best, thanks for your help
:lol: :wink: just don;t dress in anything black .

Is good enough.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 4:20 pm

Have a read here.......

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic39553.html

I didn't answer the PM cause there might be others on here who may well have the same question.

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Post by clarison » Fri, 12 Feb 2010 9:07 pm

thanks SMS!

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Post by carolynW » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 7:57 am

If you are married pack some red packets incase they have kids!

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Post by clarison » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 4:59 pm

It worked out fine. We baked some little muffin-top-sized chocolate souffles (easy on the second attempt) and put 'em in one of those hexagonal brocade folding boxes. And I walked over to the nursery to see what looked good, came away with a matched pair of cute little red pineapples wrapped in gold paper. The girls at the sales counter thought the pineapples were a good laugh, but they couldn't tell me why. Our hostess was fine with it all, so no great faux pas apparent.

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