Thursday, February 25, 2010

Xie_ Xie Ju~



Do you see this pretty face and lovely vibrant colors? Who does she remind you of?

I am really not a show and tell girl..re gifts..

I have known special friends..since 2001 ..here on the net that I exchange surprises with..on occasions..and even on not occasions.... and we keep our personal treasures..quite personal.
They mean so much..but not in a way that you want to say: Look!They are too personal:) And sweet.I am quite private..and I feel that what we offer are reflections of the friendships..so personal.

We use the tokens of friendship in our posts..and I spot them a mile away..

But if ever I posted these..in a personal diplomatic quiet way..I think they would be questioned:)♥
So..with permission..I am sharing these..

In the darling note that came from Singapore..via Ontario..and then to QC~..

I was taught what these are..





They are known as:"Red Envelopes~..Ang Pows"~(Paos)

She mentioned she thought of our Alphabet Boys~ Lucas..Maxime ..Noah and Olivier~
I will of course use them.. How can one not act upon bestowing luck on a grandson when the giver thought of this across the world?♥
Have you guessed by now?If you have clicked on the link you have.. A wonderful,colorful,happy blog..that has taught me many different things:)



Nooshi visited Singapore and Ju..Lucky them:) 2 young girls..full of life and adventure and knowledge..

Nooschi came back with the offerings for me and mailed them to me..Thank you Nooshi~

I am really looking forward to making Curry Puffs..And Pineapple Tarts:)



And rereading my note many many times~



Xie_Xie Ju~

Thank You~

Merçi~

And to Nooshi .. too.



It's a small small world~After All..

19 comments:

  1. That is a lovely tradition... we should have something like that here!

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  2. Monique, my daughter and I are fairly new to blogging, but already have made some lovely new friends. Isn't it wonderful?!

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  3. Ha ha...for a while, I was suprised and wondered how come you've got our Ang Paos... This design,issued by a local bank is a popular design this year...I remember you commented that you couldn't stop staring at the sweet face...Ju is so thoughtful..:)

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  4. i love how you charm internationally~

    i know you were smitten with those, how sweet they come knocking on your door. its so wonderful seeing the world embrace you, i was so lucky to have found you too~

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  5. such friendship and gift giving...even across the continents... How wonderful for you.

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  6. So cute, they are..I have a friend from Japan who lived here and through her I got to know all these delicate and intricate art they do, their gentleness in and care and attention to everyday living...
    Ronelle

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  7. Monique, these are so darling! Your 'alphabet boys' will love them! What an adorable gift. What an adorable giver!

    Thanks for sharing these.

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  8. So cute yet so sweettttttttttttttttt.

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  9. I like the way you share.
    You give honest token, that no hidden
    agenda possessive tokening that's seen so often.

    They are as adorable, what a treasure.

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  10. I remember how excited I was to receive a packet of seeds from a GB friend in Japan and how beautifully decorated the envelope and stationery were. What a sweet gift!

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  11. Kate.. Thank you..I even wondered about posting~

    The last thing I would appreciate here is show and tell.
    I appreciate what everyone has.. wants.. had..

    But I have always lived trying to be humble.
    The purpose of my blog ..is to share not show..

    The blogs I visit ...I feel that there..

    But I remember riding teacups in Florida in a Magic Kingdom..w/ my small daughters..not quite really knowing what It's a small small world after all really meant..Until many many years later..

    This ..was a true example of that.


    You got it..as I see you all did..

    C'est un partage humble et vrai.
    Du coeur.Pas de froufrou..They are the ones I have loved .Vice versa.

    Have a great evening!

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  12. So special M...
    and thoughtful...
    such a good friend,
    across so many miles.
    Would it not be marvelous ...just for a day, to all visit each other...
    Our senses would be on overload!!!
    so nice of Ju.
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  13. Very beautiful, and all the more special that they came from so very far away. I want to thank you ever so much for all your lovely comments that you so generously leave for me on my posts. I appreciate them dearly.
    Have a great weekend.
    Maureen

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  14. Kisses to you and the adorable alphabet boys. It's my privilege knowing you and your beautiful family! :)

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  15. so pretty and colourful, humble always Monique thats just who you are a treasure

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  16. What a lovely and thoughtful gift. Such a nice post. It is a small world, and that is precisely what makes it so nice.
    The alphabet boys must love them!
    Pam

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  17. I think each birthday will be the occasion:) Starting in June..then July..August and September:)~
    I had dinner at my friends home last night and they were familiar with this custom.. WE leafed through their books of The great Wall Of China..Beijing..etc..The moment just keeps lasting:)

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  18. I can see Ju sending this bright and cheery gift to you. She gives us all a gift with every post, as do you.

    Thanks to both of you for sharing a part of yourselves!

    Cheers.......Diane

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