Forsaking all others in the age of Fomo

This Chinese New Year, I had the peculiar experience of rejecting hongbao from relatives who didn't realise I was married.

Responses ranged from "So young already married?" to my favourite - "Paiseh, thought you were still in JC."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 14, 2019, with the headline 'Forsaking all others in the age of Fomo'. Print Edition | Subscribe