Monday, January 22, 2018

Anna Sui's Dog-themed Angpaus

McDonald’s have teamed up with fashion designer Anna Sui to create a line of red envelopes to celebrate the Year of the Dog. 

And so, they feature the Chinese American's rendition of popular Asian dog breeds like the Pug and Shiba Inu. 

These angpaus (that’s what Malaysians call these red envelopes) are traditionally filled with money and distributed as gifts during the Lunar New Year. 

The fast-food behemoth is using the festive season as a way to promote their new $1, $2, $3 Dollar Menu – and the meal deals include breakfast, burger and chicken options at every price tier. 

That seems to be the overall gist of the campaign. 

Anyway, this is strictly a localized event and the angpaus will be distributed on Tuesday, January 23 at precisely 1.23 PM, at the Japantown Peace Plaza in San Francisco, California.

Outside of the city known for the famed Golden Gate Bridge, McDonald's will work with social media darlings, Miss Gina Darling (@MissGinaDarling) and Leenda D (@LeendaDAvenue) who will also give away the red envelopes through social media sweepstakes via their Facebook and Instagram channels.

The United Nations cultural agency has named the "bird language" of Black Sea villagers in northern Turkey as an endangered part of world heritage in need of urgent protection. 

The language is a sophisticated system of whistling that enables the locals to communicate across long distances in their rugged mountain terrain. 

This unique form of whistled communication – called “kus dili” or “bird language” in Turkish – is still commonly used in the village of Kuskoy, which translates as "bird village", but 50 years ago it was widespread across the Black Sea regions of Trabzon, Rize, Ordu, Artvin and Bayburt.

Kuskoy is putting in efforts to teach the language to the next generation. Pic courtesy of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism  

The language joins the "List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding" because of the impact of social and technological change, UNESCO says, singling out the increasing use of mobile phones as a "key threat to its survival".

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