Today we celebrate one of our favourite virtual communication mediums available: emojis! Invented by Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita in the late ’90s, the universal language has since revolutionised the way we communicate and become part of our everyday lives today.

As 17th July marks World Emoji Day, the unofficial celebration only began in 2014 with this tweet. Since then, the day has been recognised worldwide to promote its use (no problem there!) and because it’s super fun to send one that sums up our mood during a specific moment! But why today, you ask? The answer is as simple as the date on your calendar (if you’re using Apple devices) always shows 17th July!

However, as much as we love sending emojis to express what we’re feeling or send cryptic messages *wink*, we’re hungry for more that truly convey exactly what we want. Take a look below to see some of the most-wanted emojis that #TheScoopSquad and our friends hope to have in the near future:

1. Awkward

Awkward emoji

2. Banana leaf

Banana leaf emoji

3. Disbelief

Disbelief emoji

4. Durian

Durian emoji

5. Exploding head cat

Exploding cat head emoji

6. Eyes wide open  

Eyes wide open emoji

7. Garden hoe

Garden hoe emoji

8. Hair flip

Hair flip emoji

9. Karaoke

Karaoke emoji

10. Kopi ikat tepi

Kopi ikat tepi emoji

11. Love our planet

Love our planet emoji

12. Nasi lemak

Nasi lemak emoji

13. Sneaky face

Sneaky face emoji

14. Strangling hands

Strangling hands emoji

15. Unity

Unity emoji

16. Warm hug

Warm hug emoji

17. WFH

WFH emoji

Featured image & illustration: Lester Liang

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