I want to give you something to help express my deepest wish for
      — and to help you remember this moment.

I give you the gift of sugar,
      representing life's sweetness.
I wish that for you in abundance.

I give you the gift of rice,
May your life bring forth many fruits
      from even the smallest of seeds.

I give you a silver coin,
      that in your life you may have all that you need
      and even more to share.

I also give you the gift of white cotton,
      that you may live to become white-haired and wise.

Accept these gifts in the spirit of hope,
      that love may be transmitted across the generations.

                    — Anthony David