· By Kurt Le
Year of the Lunacorn
The Lunar New Year (Tet) is one of the most, if not the most important event in Vietnamese culture. Sure, Halloween, Christmas and other western celebrations have been gaining significant popularity among younger generations, but for a guy born in the 80s like me, the best childhood memories always seemed to revolve around Tet.
Like most other families at the time, we didn't have much in terms of financial possession, and Tet was the time of the year when we were allowed to live a bit less frugally. We bought some new clothes, had some great food, and set off firecrackers. The best part for me, of course, was to receive lucky money which always mysteriously disappeared after my mom offered to keep it in safety.
Growing up into the adult that I am now, I slowly realized the Lunar New Year felt a lot better when I was a kid, and it is more of an obligation for parents, a lot of which involves making sure their children have the best time possible. With that being said, Tet never lost its meaning and importance to me, and with the platform being GSK that I've built over the years, I and the team hope to share the warmth and joy of this special celebration to all of you.
This year is unique in the way that it’s the year of the Cat in the 12-year cycle of the Vietnamese Zodiac, while it’s the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac. After a lot of contemplation and revision, we’ve come up with 2 distinctive designs for both of these cuties based on our Unicorn sculpt, and codename them Unipaw and Unibun (of course!). They will be offered through a one-time blind bag sale.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Happy new year!