Cultural Fun@i-LOUNGE 17, 20 & 24 Mar 2023
17, 20 & 24 Mar 2023
– 17 Mar 2023 (Fri) – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
i-LOUNGE, 3/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park
All CUHK students & staff
Enquiry: 3943 1528 | firstname.lastname@example.org
(Re-scheduled) Chic or Cliché: How the French invented their unique style?
There are divided opinions on whether Emily in Paris an American interpretation or stereotype of the French, who are often associated with good taste. In this session, we are going to find out how French people market themselves in art, fine food, high fashion, pop culture and lifestyle; and how these have been spread to the rest of the world. We will also look into how they are influenced by Asian culture.
“My name is…”: the art of naming a baby in different cultures
Naming a child can sometimes be a nerve-wracking experience. Should it reflect parents’ admiration for a senior figure or should it be determined by the alignment of stars and the Five Elements? Do parents gently whisper the name into their baby’s ear or do they announce it to their ancestors to hope for their protection? Find out how people around the world receive their names and share your own stories with us too!
DIY Mexican Ojo de Dios
Ojo de Dios is Spanish for “Eye of God”, which was originally crafted by indigenous people in Mexico in the 15th century. It is made by attaching two sticks to each other then weaving from the center of it. From there, many variations can be created. It is believed that an Ojo de Dios, often presented as a gift for family and friends, brings protection, health, longevity and good luck. Make your own Ojo de Dios by joining this workshop and at the same time get to know more about the culture behind this unique and colourful craft.
Deposit (refundable): $150