Tuesday, February 07, 2006

happy new year!


well on the first night of the CHA show set up, my family celebrated Chinese New Year together (with some spicy Korean food - yum yum)... it is after all the year of the dog and both Deb and my baby will be under that sign. This is a rather big celebration in Asia (a whole week off of work, etc) - in fact some of our shipments had to be planned around this from Asia...
When I arrived home, i found an envelope addressed to me from David's youngest brother. Now I start off by saying that our families are from OPPOSITE ends of the cultural perspectives - with me being Chinese and the majority of his heritage as Hispanic. Often times, it makes for funny family get togethers - like my big Chinese family will try to get David egg rolls or chili peppers or curry b/c they aren't quite sure what he likes to eat except they know at one point he enjoyed that food. And David's family will try to get me something other than the snacks they sometimes eat for dinner (what they call fend-for-yourself- night) b/c they know i sort of like healthy food...
...but back to this envelope. i opened it up to a big flap of Maya Road ribbons. and i pulled out the following foam card from my BIL - matt.
there he was again with the puff paint and i was very impressed that he took the time to research the year of the dog and he was fairly close on the chinese characters for "Happy New Year"! ... of course, he had an ulterior motive. on the inside of the card, he had obviously done enough research to know that you get "lucky money" from your married elders for new year's. so he included a self address stamped envelope and a "lucky money" envelope for us to send him some cash as he is a poor college student. and i think we might seeing as he put so much time and effort into this card.
i just wanted to share this with you all!!!
i will have more photos from the booth tomorrow and a chance to win a RAK of some of our cool stuff!

6 Comments:

At 2/07/2006 01:23:00 AM, Anonymous kah-mei said...

hahaha your very resourceful bil made me laugh with this one, c!

 
At 2/07/2006 10:21:00 AM, Anonymous slammie said...

Very creative that BIL of yours! LOL!

 
At 2/07/2006 09:28:00 PM, Blogger Heather M. said...

LOL! That is so awesome!!!!! Sounds like a great guy!

 
At 2/08/2006 01:43:00 PM, Blogger Marina said...

What an ingenous idea, your bil is very clever. I think the card is very sweet!!!!

 
At 2/08/2006 05:19:00 PM, Blogger Wanda E. Santiago said...

Hey beautiful
It was great seeing all the new stuff at CHA!! Get some rest!! Hugs Wanda

 
At 2/08/2006 08:54:00 PM, Anonymous ~ Jennifer Ellefson said...

ah, yes, but was the self addressed envelope RED?! Your BIL sounds pretty resourceful! :)

 

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