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TWCC09 – Meeting the Prospective Chinese-in-laws: What Gifts Should You Give? – Episode 9

Here’s Two White Chicks in China Episode 9 with Hollie and Nora!



This week our question comes from Chris who originates from Perth in Australia (now lives in Shenzhen) who asks us “What should I buy to give to my girlfriends Mom when I visit at Chinese New Year?”

In This Episode We Talk About…

  • Extreme Snow Yoga in Hunan.
  • Our Question from Chris.
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  • Meeting the in-laws.
  • Find out their hobbies and interests.
  • Different customs in each province or family.
  • Meat, especially live chickens!
  • Fruit baskets, but no pears!
  • Birds nest soup – yak!
  • Imported cookies and chocolate.
  • Imported face masks and vitamins.
  • Don’t be cheap!
  • Wrap in red and gold!
  • Good ‘ol cash!
  • Gifts for Dad: wine, cigarettes and tea.
  • Things not to buy…
  • Clocks, umbrellas and shoes.
  • Homonym hatred!
  • When to give gifts and how to behave with the in-laws.
  • Our Chinese word of the week is ‘Gift’ – 礼物 (lǐ wù)
  • Send us a voicemail!

4A People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show

Episode Length 23:57

Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next Wednesday for our next topic and another question from one of our listeners!
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– Hollie & Nora

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