I have been sharing some of my favorite angpow pieces on an angpow collectors group in Facebook and some members have been telling me to continue sharing my memorable stories and so I thought, why not write it down, that way, our kiddos can read about it when they grow up next time, eh?
For those of you who are not familiar or never heard of the words 'Angpow' (also known as 'ang pau', 'ang pao', 'angpau'), here is a quick definition:
Angpow = Red Packet (filled with cash inside) given during festivals
So for today's angpow story, it comes from this 2 pieces of lovely angpows:
I absolutely love these angpows. Looks similar right? What's the story for them? Read on...
When I look at the angpows, I remembered following my late mum back to her hometown during school holidays. Back then, we don't have a car (I think I was about 12-13 yrs old when my late dad bought a car for my brother) so our only mode of transport back to hometown is the public bus.
From red and white colored buses to green colored Foh Hup omnibus, from no air-cond to air-conditioned buses, my late mum and I sat through countless rides almost 2 hour long each journey to and fro Puduraya to Batu Arang, Selangor.
I always sat next to the window because I love to see the view outside. Long stretches of winding roads. Nothing but greenery and houses as we head towards the hometown.
Looking at these angpows reminded me of these childhood times. What a sweet childhood memories!
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