Angpow Story - Wooden Stool

~ Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5:43 AM ~

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 piece of lovely angpow:

Angpow Story

See that 2 stools around the table at the upper portion on the angpow? The one on the left is rounded, foldable stool with metal legs while the one of the right is a square wooden stool.

I remembered having one of the rounded foldable stool at my home last time. Very exciting as you don't know which direction it folded back to (well, I was young and not that genius to figure out the mechanism)

As for the square wooden stool, I don't think we own any as the ones we have were rounded base, but nevertheless, they were still a nice and simple furniture back then.

It was a luxury and prestige thing to sit on a rounded wooden stool when I was young every time we go back kampung as I was still very short and my late grandma had this giant round foldable table.

My family usually get to sit at the table during CNY gathering and I felt so grown up sitting on one but not able to pick up or reach any dishes on the giant table, so always ended up my late mum will choose my dishes and put on my plate - like princess being served hahahah...


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