Netflix throws in trump cards for typical Hari Raya questions

Hari Raya is fast approaching, and during this festive season, one may well expect typical questions from relatives questioning about career choices, singlehood, or change in physical appearance. In response, Netflix has created a deck of playing cards that suggests quotes from Netflix shows to go with the questions your relatives may ask.

Taking lines from popular shows on the platform such as Crash Landing on You, Itaewon Class, Shrek and You, these responses are sure to make your relatives think twice before asking you a question. The cards can be used digitally, and also printed out and used in a "Cards Against Humanity" style. 

Netflix said: "Raya celebrations may be different this year, but some things won’t change - like the questions we get every year, without fail, from our makcik bawang. Whether it’s in person or over FaceTime or Zoom, there’s really no perfect answer when someone asks why you’re still single, or if you’ve lost/put on weight." A+M has reached out to Netflix for additional comments.

Check out some of the cards that Netflix has created:

1. When auntie asks about your future career plans that you haven’t thought about yet  

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2. When you have 60 cousins in the family and not enough cash   

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3. When you’re taking a gap year to figure out what you want to do with your life   

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4. When auntie compares your earning potential to your cousins’ .

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5. When you have a girlfriend (finally) and now you’re stuck with questions about your marriage plans  

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6. When auntie tries to find out if you have a boyfriend (for the 6th time today)  

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7. When you’re deciding if you should say goodbye to that baju kurung from 8 years ago   

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8. When auntie weighs in on your physical appearance

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This is not the first time Netflix used its shows for its Raya initiative. Last year, the streaming platform dished out a couple of valuable life lessons this festive season through a comic. From being forgiving to making up for one's wrongdoings, Netflix wanted to encourage consumers to "keep calm and carry on" when life gives you lemons, with quotes from Netflix originals Stranger ThingsThe Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtA Series of Unfortunate Events and Lost in Space. The quotes urged consumers to "Smile until [they] feel better", and that as long as one has his or her family, that person is home.

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