This topic reminds me of the first time when I received a red envel...

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Sep 14, 2018 16:38
This topic reminds me of the first time when I received a red envelop from a remote relative.

He took out a red envelop from his inside poket and thrusted it to me/slipped it to me.

I felt so sigh that I lost my words as a kid.

I had never got money as a gift from a friend or relatives.

He said it's gift for me to congratuate my successful admission into a good high school. He hoped that I can keep working hard and achieve better academic results.

We made concessions to each other. I refused to accept his money, but he insisted me to accept it. Although he tried to pursuade me with a smile on his face, it was like a fight between us.

I told it to my parents, and they tried refusing that money in a polite way, as it may not be a good idea to take a relative's money.

In Chinese etiquette, people do not always take gifts for granted, even though it is appropriate to receive a gift in some special occasions, like Christmas. Once we take a gift from someone, we will denitely double return goodness to that person some day.





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