It’s the Lunar New Year, the time of the year when coffee shops are closed, fast food restaurants are crowded, as are all the fancy restaurants. Calories intake are up. And stocks are stable, only because the market is closed. For that matter, all the markets are closed too!

What does one eat during New Year? Maybe that one buffet orgy at wherever it is you’re at. Steamboat, “lo hei”, pastries a plenty. All it takes is one meal a day and I’ve consumed all the intake that I should be consuming.

But that’s not what I wanted to talk about. What I wanted to talk about are the “Ang Pows”. Every year, my wife and I faithfully give out Ang Pows, as is the tradition and practice from eons. In turn, my kids receive theirs from the married elders. Each year, what they receive add up to tidy sums. …