J likes to tease me and call me a “twinkie” (yellow on the outside, white on the inside) because I’m not too familiar with the Asian culture. Sure, I like to pretend — and write about it on this blog — but the truth of the matter is that I routinely research and triple-check my facts before writing anything Asian/Korean-related on here.
One of the many trends I still have trouble deciphering are Asian emoticons. After a bit of head-scratching, I was able to figure out simple ones like ^_^ (happy face) and ^_~ (wink), but more often than not I can’t make sense of what the heck my friends are trying to convey when they use Asian emoticons in their online messages.
But for those who are familiar with Asian emoticons and regularly use them, I stumbled upon a product that may be of interest…
The Kaoiro Emoticom Stamp from Ginghami looks like a regular stamp at first glance, but upon closer inspection you’ll soon realize that it is capable of producing hundreds of cute Asian emoticons.
The office supply lover and stationery geek in me wants to purchase one pretty badly. However, I’m not sure how I would be able to produce concepts that I don’t understand…do you think it can be used as a learning tool?