新年必问问题 Awkward Chinese New Year Questions
There is no better time to catch up with your distant relatives and friends besides CHINESE NEW YEAR!
But fret not! Our comprehensive field guide is here to help. Here are 3 popular CNY "inquisitions", and the smart ways to answer them.
Question 1 - “Ah boy/ girl, still single ah?” 经典问题1："还是单身啊？"
We absolutely hate this one, and we know you do too.
Yes, you’re still single. Or worse, you recently became single, and now have to justify your reasons for not having a significant one.
“Auntie, I think you are good in Math. Do you know the expenses comparison between being attached and single? You may do the calculation"
Did you gain weight?
If you’ve been working hard to keep fit and slim, this question will feel like a cold splash of water and is sure to make you lose your appetite.
-Smile- Thanks for noticing me so well, I will maintaining my good life.
What job you working as now? My son/ daughter is...
No doubt, these kind of questions from your relatives about what you are currently doing can make you feel panic or low self-confidence.
Remember stay calm & polite. They are your relatives, after all.
"I see... (speechless)" and Run. Away