Chinese Kids Opt for iPad & iPhone instead of Ang Pows

Posted on Thursday, Jan 26 2012 on 12:00 AM

SIN CHEW DAILY reported that children born after 1990 in China preferred to receive either an iPad or iPhone as Chinese New Year gifts, and not ang pows.


Eight-year-old Zhao Xiao Li was quoted as saying that she hoped to receive an iPad instead of “ya sui qian” which refers to ang pow money from her parents.
“Previously, I hoped to get ang pows from my parents.
“But not anymore. I prefer an iPad,” she said.
Another person, known only as Ling Hui, said her 14-year-old son also insisted on an iPad, not ang pow.
She said her son had promised to clean the house and undertake household chores just to get the Apple device.