Monday, January 21, 2008

Angpow collection

My mom started to have this hobby since my dad passed away in 2000. I guess it is to fill in her free time beside sewing quilt/blanket using recycle clothes......


Esp. these past few years, I have been helping my mom to increase her collection. The angpows can come from as far as Taiwan, HongKong, Singapore, of course, the most still from local.....and her collection also expanded to 'green packet' - during Hari Raya as well as 'Deepavali Packet'.....

Imagine, when I went to do my weekly marketing at Tesco: "Got Raya packet or Deepavali packet or not?" at the customer service counter...and guess what their reaction toward me....They will look at me at one kind from head to toe...like I don't look like Malay or Indian to celebrate the festival or to be entitled for green packet??

Too bad, I'm not able to snap some photo of her 'photo album' where she put all her angpows packet in 4R album(She carries it everywhere she go. She seem to be proud of it). It is really nice and wonderful to see through the album.....and she is really creative enough to collect at least 2 pieces of each pattern - who know, the front and the back angpow packet is link to become a picture(can't imagine ler).....

And, since a week plus, I have started shopping around and started asking customer counter, whether got angpows packet to be given away or how much I need to purchase before I could get the angpow - only for my mom!! But, this year, I guess, due to my busy schedule of work/travelling, I might couldn't achieve my target on 'angpow collection' :(.

I guess when I getting old, I don't wish to inherit my mom hobby....he,he..really not easy at all, and I did see some of my mom friend who turn to be nasty just to have that type of collection/packet......It is just a hobby, I think but, I'm not sure what they thinking...some of them, after exchange with my mom for 'free', but, at the back, sell it to other people to earn some money!! So bad hor.....

Everytimes, when I shop at MidValley esp toward CNY, I always think of Leoni - back in 2004 I guess, when MidValley is shortage of angpow packet to be given away, and ask customer to come back to redeem it...and luckily, Leoni(my wonderful friend), got several packet, and volunteer, mail a packet to me...."Thank U so much, Leoni. You really make my life easier and also make my mom so happy with that angpow packet!! I really appreciate your sincere help"....

So, mommies, if you do have this hobby of collecting angpows, would you like to exchange it with my mom - to expand her/your collection? Or, after your kids get the angpow, and wanted to throw it away, would you mind to give it to my mom?

At the end, I just want to make my mom happy :) Mind helping me out??

13 comments:

Ling That's Me said...

how to exchange angpow with ur mum? do let me know :)

Health Freak Mommy said...

I have some nice ang pow packets, some from HK. If you want, I can give them to you.... but you hv to come to my hse to collect wor. Hey, you can buy really nice ones from the pasar malam at cheap cheap prices too.

Tot's Mom said...

Hey, I'm in Hong Kong. Here you can get free angpow packets as well as buy all sorts of colorful ones, including cartoon characters and those with your surname on them (unless yours is a very uncommon surname). If you want, let me know. I'll help you out anytime, if I can.

Mummy to QiQi said...

hey, the pink one so nice wor....i also love collect them :P

everydayhealy said...

LOL! I think your mum's collection is so nice. In fact, these are very nice ang pow. Frankly, I am still looking for something really nice for New Year! haha....

But, I got wedding ang pow from China, quite a nice one. You can send me your address. This is my MSN: healylim@hotmail.com. I will send one or two to you, ok?

Anyway, you've got tag!
http://everydayhealy.blogspot.com/2008/01/10-things-about-everyday-healy.html

Mommy said...

when i was reading your post, i did remember that one year where you asked me about the mid valley angpow packets and was surprised so see you still remember and even wrote about it! you are very welcome, jo. tiny favour for a wonderful friend - it was my pleasure. and so nice to see so many friends here offering to help your mom. is your mom looking for a specific design of angpow packet? maybe the company or the bank chop? or anything also hantam? her collection must be very very big then hor?
-pek imm

MamaJo said...

Ling that's me: Thanks! My mom definitely will be happy to have Singapore angpow...I will be in touch with you....

HealthFreakMommy: Wow, thank you!! I will definitely come to your house to get it. My mom collect this angpow packet as hobbies, so, she doesn't want to purchase it from shop or pasar malam...I know they do have, but, then, it is no value liao....

Tot's mom: Thanks!!! My mom prefer to have the angpow packet with some company chop/bank(given free when you purchase something from their shop), etc....she doesnt' want to purchase it from shop...I did buy some from HK previously, but, she prefer got company chop wor....

MummytoQiQi: Do you want it? It is from McD. I can reserve some for you ;P

Everydayhealy: Thank you, thank you....will send to you shortly my contact address....from china,wow, my mom will be happy ;P

Mommy: Thank you!! My mom collect every single of angpow that she can find in the market - company chop or bank or from shop, etc....Can said, anything she 'hantam'...he,he...imagine she got 8 '4R' photo albums...a lot of not? ;P

mybabybay said...

Email me your address and I send them to you or your mom. I got some pretty ones but used.

MamaJo said...

Mybabybay: Thank you so much!!

kerry said...

Well, 1st time here...
Anyway,I have loads of angpow packets from some telco & 4D shop. If you don't mind, I could mail it to you... Just pass me your mailing details... :)

MamaJo said...

Kerry: Thank you, thank you so much...I will definitely keep in touch with you ;) My mom shall be so happy this year ;p

Siew Hwa Phoon said...

hi,

my mom also a big fans of angpow collections... so how can we exchange the angpow. please let me know.. do you have skype so that i could post up some photos and see which one that you dont have.. you can do the same as well.. so that we can increased our collection.. hope to hear from y ou soon!

Angpau Corner said...

Hi how to contact you for exchange?