“Don’t give me that monkey face!” Hands up if you recall an adult saying this to you as a kid. Now that it’s the year of the monkey, this has become highly appropriate once again.
It’s that time of the year again, when you go visiting, receive ang paos, stuff your face with goodies, deal with the endlessly inane questions of relatives and basically have an awesome time. And you WILL make at least one monkey face.
Here’s 10 monkey faces you will make during Chinese New Year, courtesy of some of the most famous monkeys, apes and gorillas in pop culture.
1Someone tries to take the last pineapple tart
2Your relative humblebrags about his great job
3“Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend yet?”
4You win big at mahjong
5Or you lose big at mahjong*
* Okay, so this isn’t a monkey. But it is from Planet of the Apes, and it’s Charlton Heston, and it’s an immortal line. So there.
6The favoured cousin arrives
7When you just can’t eat any more
8Baby cousin won’t stop crying
9Time to visit that annoying relative again
10Opening ang baos at the end of the day
Happy Chinese New Year, everybody!