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Post by nakatago » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 9:47 am

zzm9980 wrote:And this is why I give everyone Amazon gift credit. At least in the US, if you can't find something on Amazon you want, you don't deserve a gift.
Hmm, that's not a bad idea. Our company gave away NTUC vouchers during our D&D and people who got them were pleased. Everyone who got some was like, "Cool beans. This will be a load off the grocery budget."

Yes, everyone should do that. Give away grocery vouchers. It's not insignificant, it's useful but it certainly will affect how red packets are viewed as a money-making enterprise.
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Post by the lynx » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 10:03 am

nakatago wrote:Gotta write this down; may pitch it to network television in Korea or Taiwan. Anyone know a shoujo mangaka?
Puh-lease lah!

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Post by v4jr4 » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 10:47 am

zzm9980 wrote:
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the lynx wrote: Interestingly, the parents this time requested 'no gift please'. I presume that the only option left is money...
How about gold necklace/bracelet?
How does a gold necklace/bracelet get an exemption from the "no gift please" clause? And if you're going to give such a gift of even nominal quality, it's going to cost a lot more than the hong bao, so why not just give $$$?

There's nothing I hate more than gifts of low quality/tacky jewelry. Wtf is the recipient supposed to do with it? Wear it and look like a fool, or let it waste space in a drawer? /rant finish :x
The same thing goes around Jakarta, at least in my circle. Even with "No Gift", when the parents saw something made from gold, they got a sudden big eyes (no kidding) :lol:

It's not like they can't sell it and get $$$, but as for the quality, well, I guess it's the same as receiving small $ inside the hong bao :P

I don't know about the other circles, but around my circle, they are happy to receive gold. Not sure why :P

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:16 am

v4jr4 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
v4jr4 wrote: How about gold necklace/bracelet?
How does a gold necklace/bracelet get an exemption from the "no gift please" clause? And if you're going to give such a gift of even nominal quality, it's going to cost a lot more than the hong bao, so why not just give $$$?

There's nothing I hate more than gifts of low quality/tacky jewelry. Wtf is the recipient supposed to do with it? Wear it and look like a fool, or let it waste space in a drawer? /rant finish :x
The same thing goes around Jakarta, at least in my circle. Even with "No Gift", when the parents saw something made from gold, they got a sudden big eyes (no kidding) :lol:

It's not like they can't sell it and get $$$, but as for the quality, well, I guess it's the same as receiving small $ inside the hong bao :P

I don't know about the other circles, but around my circle, they are happy to receive gold. Not sure why :P
That gesture of buying gold for wedding couples or one-month/year old baby is usually reserved for family members or very close family friends. That's all I know.

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Post by nutnut » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:32 am

What about turning up with a Brevill Toasted Sandwich Maker? Does that count as a good gift? I got 3 when I got married, but I still paid for the meals for everyone... No it wasn't toasted sandwiches, before you ask.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 1:45 pm

Yeah, and if they are Breville, you are probably still using the 1st one.
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