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    Default congratulations - great acheivement

    Here's a suggestion for the use of your prize money:

    Set aside 1/2 and put into a savings or some other account. This will apply towards your tuitions or other education.

    From the remaining half set aside roughly $25 to $40, and buy a nice little dinner (nothing fancy or expensive) for your parents and family. Pizza or fried chicken or even burgers will do, but you should give them something back.

    Set aside another amount and repay any outstanding debts or other money owing. Offer to pay for some of the fees you may have encountered during the year for education to your parents. Most likely they will not accept it, but the gesture should be made.

    Remaining money - use it on your racquet, whatever it may be. Enjoy it free of guilt!
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    Default Re: congratulations - great acheivement

    Originally posted by badrad
    Here's a suggestion for the use of your prize money:

    Set aside 1/2 and put into a savings or some other account. This will apply towards your tuitions or other education.

    From the remaining half set aside roughly $25 to $40, and buy a nice little dinner (nothing fancy or expensive) for your parents and family. Pizza or fried chicken or even burgers will do, but you should give them something back.

    Set aside another amount and repay any outstanding debts or other money owing. Offer to pay for some of the fees you may have encountered during the year for education to your parents. Most likely they will not accept it, but the gesture should be made.

    Remaining money - use it on your racquet, whatever it may be. Enjoy it free of guilt!
    Okay I agree with the first point, any windfall gain I put about half towards something sensible, ie savings/house/reducing debt/etc

    Second bit, well it's a traditional Asian thing to do so I tend to do that too.

    Third bit, no way ;P Especially with my parents and most other Asian parents I know would take it, no way they wouldn't

    Fourth bit, just buy the racquet For what's going to be close to $200 US (assuming you save half) you should probably consider two racquets if you intend on competiting.

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    Default Re: Re: congratulations - great acheivement

    Originally posted by Pecheur
    Third bit, no way ;P Especially with my parents and most other Asian parents I know would take it, no way they wouldn't
    I wouldn't do that either, my parents would take it in an instence

    "heres some money mom"

    "thanks(grabs money), congratulations on your essay, have a cookie"

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    Pecheur! Sharkboy! Aiyah! You two such bad boys! Sai jai bow! Mo lerng sum! I parent work so hard, give you good school. You be happy to pay back - pay back now! Aiyahhh! Sharkboy - NO COOKIE FO YOO!

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    Originally posted by badrad
    Pecheur! Sharkboy! Aiyah! You two such bad boys! Sai jai bow! Mo lerng sum! I parent work so hard, give you good school. You be happy to pay back - pay back now! Aiyahhh! Sharkboy - NO COOKIE FO YOO!
    Yes, yes badrad we know you've crossed that critical child-parent threshold and are now firmly on the other side of the fence

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    Default If you are chinese

    Hmm, I paid for my brother's 2ndary school education. I could have bought one of Mag's famous Porches.

    My parents didn't ask for the money, I just said give the bill to me.

    During University, I did in fact get some money for doing essays. I just took less money off my parents.

    It would be a nice gesture to give it to your parents. You parents can then show off to their friends. It can be part of the 101+ reasons you know you are chinese....

    101. you know you are chinese when you give some of your prize money won in writing your essay to your parents and feel it is normal behaviour

    102. you know you are chinese when after receiving the money, your parents burst with pride telling all their relatives and friends about your prize and behaviour.

    103. you know you are chinese when your cousins go through hell when your unlces and aunties tell them "why can't you do something like that?"

    104. you know you are chinese when your cousins get very annoyed you did something like that and ignore you for a few months

    105. you know you are chinese when you and your cousins make up and its no big deal. However, your parents are still telling everybody about it 5+ years later


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    Default Re: If you are chinese

    Originally posted by Cheung


    103. you know you are chinese when your cousins go through hell when your unlces and aunties tell them "why can't you do something like that?"


    106. you know you are chinese when your cousins go through hell when your unlces and aunties tell them "why can't you do something (USEFUL) like that?" , even ur cousin already won a badminton trophy.

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    Default Re: Re: If you are chinese

    Originally posted by LazyBuddy
    106. you know you are chinese when your cousins go through hell when your unlces and aunties tell them "why can't you do something (USEFUL) like that?" , even ur cousin already won a badminton trophy.
    hehe yah... something about "badminton" and "no rice in bowl"...

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    107. You know you're Chinese when your parents scream at you for getting one question wrong on a test

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    Originally posted by sharkboy
    107. You know you're Chinese when your parents scream at you for getting one question wrong on a test
    No no, the correct way of saying that is:

    107. You know you're Chinese when you bring back two tests, one with 80% and one is 92%. They scream at you for the 92%! "What the hell happened there!"

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    is this all in a book somewhere or are we just making it up as we go?

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    Where'd all this Asian Parent Talk come from i thought you guys were helping Odjn find a racket

    Odjn, what contest was this and what school do you goto?

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    Originally posted by Mister Wong
    Where'd all this Asian Parent Talk come from i thought you guys were helping Odjn find a racket

    Odjn, what contest was this and what school do you goto?
    Blame Cheung!

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    Originally posted by Yodums
    Blame Cheung!

    Noooo!!!!. It was Badrad

    Blame it on him

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    Naaa.... I think it was Cheung


    "Sacrafice!, Sacrafice!!"

    -common mob chant

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    Smile It's always Cheung...

    Ever since Cheung started the ABC, CBC thing a while back, anything related to Chinese has to be related to Cheung. How is the CBC, ABC link going?

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    I know of the link to the 100 reasons to know if you are chinese.

    In fatc there a two versions. I've seen an american one and a british one.

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