26 Jan '16, 9am
Give $6 hongbaos this CNY and you might be labelled a cheapskate
In the past, people gave red packets as a way to express genuine care and well wishes to their loved ones. These days, we can’t help but feel it’s become all a matter of “face”. A silly superficial competition to see who can give more money and impress the most relatives. Some find it stressful, and rightly so – most of our society is a competition anyway, so why can’t we just sit back, chill and watch silly Stephen Chow movies during this time of the year?