Chinese New Year is a festival of celebration and a chance to meet the parents and make them like you.
Typically by behaving really, really well during CNY gathering, bribing them with cans of abalone or giving them a generous ang pow.
If you’ve succeeded in making them happy, your chance of marrying them increases by a lot, from striking it rich in Toto to striking it rich in 4D.
But if your efforts proved “insincere”? Well, at least you know it early and can devote your time to somebody else.
Like this Taiwanese girl who broke up with her boyfriend all because of ang pows.
Taiwanese Netizen Shared His Sad CNY Story
According to ET Today, a Taiwanese male netizen shared his sad CNY story that happened on Chinese New Year’s Eve in a series of screenshots of their conversation.
It all started with his girlfriend of two months reminding him about the upcoming dinner with her parents on 4 Feb.
She went on to ask if he had prepared ang pows for them.
He said that he did.
And he told her how much he packed for her parents when she asked.
Bad news, bro.
When he said that he packed 3,600 NTD per person for her parents, she immediately responded heatedly.
Are you going to a wedding dinner? Can you be more sincere?
There’ll be a lot of relatives visiting my home tomorrow for CNY. Can’t you give my parents some “face”?
When he asked how much she expected him to pack, she replied with 6,600 NTD. Per pax.
By the way, if you were to do a conversion, the initial amount he’s looking to give was 7,200 NTD, approximately S$317.
Girl Starts Venting on Messaging App
Then, the drama starts.
For those who can’t read the messages clearly, here’s what she said:
I know you haven’t gone to bed yet. Are you still angry?
Do you think my request is too much?
You said before that for a couple to stay together, there must be communication between both parties. But now, you’re the one that doesn’t want to communicate.
I’ve invited you over to my house to pick me up before our movie date tomorrow so that you can visit my parents as well. That’s my way of showing I’ve approved of you. Or do you feel that I’m not worth the sacrifice, that my parents are not worthy of being your family?
I want to stay together with you and I don’t want this trivial issue to break us up.