10 Ways To Get More Ang Pows This Chinese New Year!

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, January 23, 2012 | Published in


Happy Chinese New Year of The Dragon, everyone! It's that time of the year again to ..... yes, collect ang pows! Lots and lots of them! Haha!

In case you are not from this part of the world and do not know what an ang pow is, read HERE.

My Chinese New Year Card

Last week, I repaired my car for a whopping RM1,300. It burnt a big hole in my pocket! So my Chinese New Year resolution is to earn back that RM1,300 via ang pow collection! Looks like it's gonna be a tough act, but I will do my best!

So if you are aiming to collect lots of ang pows this Chinese New Year (and you only have 15 days to do so!), here are 10 ways to do it. Oh, by the way, if you are married, you can stop reading here! LOL! Then again, if you are married with children, this guide might still help you tip the scale, so keep reading!

1. Be nice to married couples. Look for good things to praise, but don't overly do it!

2. Socialize! Know more people, especially those that are already married!

3. Avoid singles gatherings! Please don't waste your time! Remember you only have 15 days. The money is with the married people.

4. Invest in mandarin oranges. Bring some when you go on house visits. Don't expect angpows for nothing!

5. Network! Network! Network! Ask your friends to introduce you to their friends and their friends' friends. Oh, don't forget their relatives too.

6. Nothing beats preparedness and planning. Write down a full list of potential angpow givers, even those you think are unlikely to give you any ang pows. You never know that your ang pows may come from the most unlikeliest person!

7. Dare to ask! Ask and you shall receive (your ang pows)! Be a little thick-face this Chinese New Year.

8. It's a numbers game. The more people you approach, the more ang pows you will receive. If you don't receive ang pow from someone, don't sweat. Just say, NEXT!

9. Visualization helps. Start visualizing that you are receiving ang pows from many people you meet!

10. Bring along very young children with you. The children must be young enough to NOT know that they are entitled to the ang pows. Haha!!

There you have it, my 10 ways to get more ang pows this Chinese New Year of the Dragon! GOOD LUCK!! : )