In the realm of wedding gifts, surprises come in various forms. For one Malaysian woman, her wedding day brought forth an unexpected twist in the form of two hand-drawn RM20 (S$5.83) notes.
The story unfolds as the newlywed bride sat down to count the monetary gifts received during her wedding festivities.
Among the sea of envelopes and well-wishing tokens, she stumbled upon something out of the ordinary – two conspicuously hand-drawn RM20 notes.
A Novel Currency?
As she showcased the legitimate Malaysian ringgit she had counted, the camera panned down to reveal these unique creations.
Her initial reaction was a blend of astonishment and amusement. She quipped, “What kind of new currency is this? Some are so advanced in their thinking. I always thought that empty ang paos are bad enough but this is much worse.”
The video she shared on TikTok garnered a mixed response from viewers. Some found humor in her unexpected predicament, while others applauded the artistic ingenuity of the person responsible for the hand-drawn notes.
One commentator even humorously suggested that she should consider holding an “art exhibition” for these unique pieces, awarding them a coveted five-star rating for their creativity.
A Lesson in Intentions
While many found amusement in the situation, others took a more contemplative stance. One comment carried a sincere message, advising the bride to reflect on her intentions behind hosting a wedding banquet.
“Why are you expecting your wedding guests to give you money? Don’t have a wedding banquet if you expect your guests to help you pay for it, have it because of your own sincerity.” the commenter advised.
Another perspective was shared, suggesting that the person who presented the hand-drawn notes may not have been in a position to provide a substantial monetary gift. Their gesture might have been driven by empathy rather than a lack of generosity.
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