The Wife Cake
May 19, 2012 7:15am CST
A few months ago I went to Hong Kong together with my college friends and our partners. We were touring the country for several days and at one of the tours we went to a bakery selling cakes and dumplings and found ourselves the story of the Wife Cake. The Wife Cake is called "Hopia" in my native country and it's a sweet little dumpling with sweet stuff inside. Our tour guide told us the story of the Wife Cake when one of us asked why it was called that way. She began the story: "There was once a Chinese man who had a wife and a business. The business was losing until he went bankrupt. Upon reaching the end of his business, he thought that since he knew no other trade but to have a business he decided to sell his wife to his friend. He got money in exchange for his wife and opened a bakery selling dumplings and cakes. When the business boomed and he got rich, he went back to his friend and bought his wife back - thus The Wife Cake." I was shocked and reacted to my partner while he was still laughing at me. I couldn't believe that wives could be sold or bought those times and I asked my partner if he would sell me!! hehehe.. He laughed. What's your reaction to this story? How would you react if you were the wife?? or the Husband? hehee.. I'd probably sell my partner and make The Husband Cake. hahaha.. Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
19 May 12
Well this is a strange story which i had ever heard. If i am the cake seller i will never do that. I had married my girl with some promises given to both of her parents and i am not the one who break such promises. More over i don't love to sell my wife at any cost. She will be the one who is precious than anything.