Chinese New Year decoration in Hong Kong

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Every year, every family decorates their home with red and golden decoration and flowers and all the shopping malls have huge displays. Some of them are really beautiful, some are very cute. People give lots of sweets as gifts to friends and family and therefore all the supermarkets are full with cookies, chocolates, candy and more. Hong Kong people like to give Japanese cookies and sweets, but the most popular one is the golden chocolate Ferrero Rocher. People here are crazy about them. In the supermarkets there are hundreds and hundreds of them on the shelfs. The reason why they are so popular is, that they are wrapped in golden foil which fits perfectly to the Chinese New Year deco.

2011 is the year of the rabbit

2011 is the year of the rabbit

these bunnies are made with real flowers

these bunnies are made with real flowers

cute Japanese girls figures

cute Japanese girls figures

with cherry blossom

with cherry blossom

we received these Hello Kitty cookies by a friend

we received these Hello Kitty cookies by a friend

Japanese gift sets in a Hong Kong supermarket

Japanese gift sets in a Hong Kong supermarket

the supermarkets are so full, you cannot walk anymore

the supermarkets are so full, you cannot walk anymore

who can eat all those cookies?

who can eat all those cookies?

red and golden CNY deco for your home

red and golden CNY deco for your home

Christmas trip

My husband and I will be on holidays during the holidays to visit my family in Austria. Our packing staff will continue working in the office, so don’t worry about any shipping delays. All paid orders will be shipped within 1 business day as usual. We wish everyone a happy time with family, friends and workmates/classmates. Merry Christmas!

our Christmas header in our shop

our Christmas header in our shop

Hong Kong: Hello Kitty Back to London

During the Christmas season, Langham Place (a shopping mall in Mongkok, Hong Kong) has an awesome display with Hello Kitty called “Back to London“. All Hello Kitty figures are almost man-sized and absolutely adorable. There are always lots of people taking photos of each Hello Kitty, it was really hard to take some nice pictures. I tried my best and here are pictures of every Hello Kitty they show:

Hello Kitty Back to London poster

Hello Kitty Back to London poster

huge Hello Kitty plush figure

huge Hello Kitty plush figure

Hello Kitty dressed up as british police

Hello Kitty dressed up as british police

Hello Kitty singer

Hello Kitty singer

cute Hello Kitty as a singer

cute Hello Kitty as a singer

Hello Kitty dressed with pink winter clothes

Hello Kitty dressed with pink winter clothes

Christmas Hello Kitty with gingerbread cookies

Christmas Hello Kitty with gingerbread cookies

Hello Kitty as London guard

Hello Kitty as London guard

bear as London guard

bear as London guard

I love London Hello Kitty

I love London Hello Kitty

cute Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel couple

cute Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel couple

me and Hello Kitty London guard

me and Hello Kitty London guard

Dear Daniel as a photographer

Dear Daniel as a photographer

Hello Kitty wearing a sparkling England dress

Hello Kitty wearing a sparkling England dress

Sanrio's Big Ben with Hello Kitty ribbon

Sanrio’s Big Ben with Hello Kitty ribbon

Hello Kitty Big Ben and Christmas deco in the background

Hello Kitty Big Ben and Christmas deco in the background

Hello Kitty british red mailbox

Hello Kitty british red mailbox

red Hello Kitty double decker bus

red Hello Kitty double decker bus

Hello Kitty and friends on a red Hello Kitty bus

Hello Kitty and friends on a red Hello Kitty bus

guess, who is the driver? Hello Kitty of course!

guess, who is the driver? Hello Kitty of course!

Sanrio's London Eye

Sanrio’s London Eye

London eye with Hello Kitty ribbon

London eye with Hello Kitty ribbon

Kokka style bedsheets

I went to Taste, a local Hong Kong supermarket, today and found something really interesting: they had “fake” Kokka bedsheets! The beedsheets’ fabric is copied from the Matryoshka Animals Kokka fabric, the characters are just oversized. Even Kokka is not safe from fakes anymore. Have a look at the photos I took in the supermarket:

Kokka style bedsheets 1

Kokka style bedsheets

Kokka style bedsheets 2

the bedsheets do look cute though

Kokka style bedsheets 3

Kokka style pillow

Kokka style bedsheets 4

the complete bedsheets set

Kokka style bedsheets 5

the original Kokka fabric they used for 'inspiration'

Panda-Z Cafe in Hong Kong shopping mall

This month the shopping mall “Metroplaza” in Hong Kong has a “Panda-Z Wonderland” theme and built up a Panda-Z Cafe in the middle of the shopping mall. The panda bears are almost man-sized and really super cute. They also showcase some Panda-Z collections, toys and collectibles. I think this theme is the best this shopping mall ever came up with. The cafe is just too cute and keeps you from going shopping and just wanting to watch those pandas.

Panda-Z Cafe in Hong Kong shopping mall 1

Panda-Z Cafe in Hong Kong shopping mall

Panda-Z Cafe in Hong Kong shopping mall 2

cute near man-sized pandas in a Hong Kong shopping mall

Panda-Z Cafe in Hong Kong shopping mall 3

the Panda-Z Cafe from above

Hello Kitty Food in the supermarket

Today I found some really fun food in the supermarket here in Hong Kong. Guess what, I found Hello Kitty spaghetti, Hello Kitty olive oil, Hello Kitty ground coffee and Hello Kitty Italian biscuits. Isn’t that really crazy? I had to take some pictures to show you guys:

Hello Kitty Food in the supermarket 1

Hello Kitty spaghetti

Hello Kitty Food in the supermarket 2

Hello Kitty pasta

Hello Kitty Food in the supermarket 3

Hello Kitty olive oil

Hello Kitty Food in the supermarket 4

Hello Kitty bolognese sauce

Hello Kitty Food in the supermarket 5

Hello Kitty noodles

Hello Kitty Food in the supermarket 6

Hello Kitty ground coffee

Hello Kitty Food in the supermarket 7

Hello Kitty Italian biscuits

Typhoon Koppu Video

Last night typhoon Koppu passed by Hong Kong pretty close and turned the city into a mess. Luckily, it didn’t hit Hong Kong directly because the storm was really strong and that would have been very dangerous for lots of people here. Below, you can watch a video some crazy storm chasers took here. It looks really scary and it was. We couldn’t sleep a lot last night and even our cat jumped when the gushes hit our windows and balcony door. Some villagers were really unlucky and their homes flooded chin deep. Watch the movie and get an idea, how strong a storm can be here:

Post from Hello Kitty & MAC

Today I got post from MAC as I am a VIP customer and get invitations and new product introductions by mail. The envelope is a bright pink and included a very nice, glossy brochure which shows pics of the new MAC Hello Kitty products campaign. MAC will launch their Hello Kitty make up line on 12.3.2009 in Hong Kong. I see a lot of famous brands cooperate with Hello Kitty’s Sanrio and other cute brands nowadays. Kawaii cute items get more and more popular, not only in Japan but worldwide. Therefore I can see a very big potential in our super cute kawaii shop modes4u.

bright pink MAC envelope

bright pink MAC envelope

1st page of the glossy Hello Kitty brochure

1st page of the glossy Hello Kitty brochure

MAC model with black Hello Kitty

MAC model with black Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty make up by MAC

Hello Kitty make up by MAC

MAC model

MAC model

Hong Kong 4th most expensive city

Today I read a report in South China Morning Post, a local Hong Kong English newspaper about Hong Kong being the 4th most expensive city in the world. WOW! But no wonder, proprety prices here are really crazy. Since the Financial Crises the prices went down a bit but they are still extremly high. Our office is located a bit outside of the city center and therefore we could make a good deal (based on Hong Kong prices). But we could never afford a office in the city center. Below you can see a chart of average prices of renting and buying an apartment in Hong Kong. Office space is even more expensive! Can you imagine that?

Honst Kong 4th most expensive city

Hong Kong 4th most expensive city

Happy Chinese New Year

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Happy Chinese New Year

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year, or the Chinese would say: Gung Hei Fat Choy! and the mainlanders say: Xin Nian Kuai Le!

Hope everyone has a nice holidays and for all my Chinese readers: Have a nice family reunion. Don’t eat too much 😉

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