My brother came by yesterday to celebrate the Lunar New Year. We had lunch and he helped get my parents a vaccine appointment. I wished him happy Chinese New Year as he left. He kind of scowled at me. His wife isn’t Chinese but she is Asian. I should’ve wished him a lunar new year to be considerate.
I wish I had a personal assistant who could debrief me of these details beforehand. also, I’m officially down to one red envelope (from my brother). When I was a wee tike, I’d get four or five of them and we’d all gather at my aunts for a feast and traditional games, mahjong and such. Now would be the time for me to hand out red envelopes to continue the tradition of giving; I hope I have the opportunity to in the coming years.