After a few days of Chinese New Year, did you receive some endearing attention from relatives? Wait, what is loving attention during Chinese New Year? Congratulations, you have never been through it. But if you are like me, who is very experienced with endearing attention from relatives, whatever questions that are relevant to your age and life stage, those are the ones.
To be honest, I received quite a bit of attention this year. Some are more in my face, some are more pulling me to the side with advice about life. But I am proud to say I successfully handled some hard to handle situations today by using these stock answers.
Answer No. 1: Hopefully! (let the relatives decide what to hope for)
Answer No. 2: Thank you for your blessing! (let the relatives decide what to bless me with)
Answer No. 3: Yes I totally understand. How's your daughter doing by the way? (subject change)
Answer No. 4: Sometimes gossip is not fully reliable, but I understand what you mean completely, thank you for the reminder! (rejecting further attention nicely)
Thank you Mr. Si for rubbing my shoulders every time I handled a situation, and telling me we're partners, we make joint decisions and not to worry. Did you get anxiety over the past few days or perhaps handled or not handled the endearing attentions?
No matter what, I hope everyone understands that endearing attention is just attention, not deciding factors for anything. How we lead our lives totally depend on our own personal desires, dreams and what we can achieve at the current stage.