We’re featured in Servus Hong Kong II!

modeS4u and its Managing Director, Sandra Boch, were recently featured in Servus Hong Kong II, a book developed by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. This meaningful book is a selection of experiences and personal stories of Austrian individuals who have made Hong Kong their home. Sandra, who is originally from Austria, discusses her move to Hong Kong, as well as why she founded modeS4u here, the working environment of the city and why it’s a valuable location to start a business.

The article itself is a lively and informative one, offering insight into launching a business here, alongside fun facts about modeS4u. Even Rilakkuma, the super cute lazy bear by San-X, was mentioned in the article for his role in the office! Click the images of the article to check it.

We're in Servus Hong Kong II!

We’re in Servus Hong Kong II!

Sandra's article

Sandra’s article

Sandra's article continued

Sandra’s article continued

Contributors to the book

Contributors to the book

Mid-Autumn Festival bunny lanterns in Hong Kong

Last weekend all of Hong Kong celebrated the annual Mid-Autumn Festival. We took some lovely pictures of the mid-autumn lanterns close to the city’s iconic harbor. Fittingly, this year’s theme of the lantern display at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront were many cute rabbits under a colorful moon.

Colorful bunny lanterns in Hong Kong.

Colorful bunny lanterns in Hong Kong.

Bunny lanterns and water lilies in Tsim Sha Tsui .

Bunny lanterns and water lilies in Tsim Sha Tsui .

Hong Kong's amazing harbor.

Hong Kong’s amazing harbor.

Mid-Autumn Festival at the waterfront.

Mid-Autumn Festival at the waterfront.

Colorful girl lanterns in Hong Kong.

Colorful girl lanterns in Hong Kong.

Colorful oriental lanterns in Hong Kong.

Colorful oriental lanterns in Hong Kong.

Colorful bunny lanterns in Hong Kong.

Colorful bunny lanterns in Hong Kong.

Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong.

Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong.

First Hello Kitty Dim Sum Restaurant opens in Hong Kong

You all know there are Hello Kitty inspired cafes, but you will be surprised to hear you can now feast on amazingly cute looking dumplings, steamed buns and Chinese pastries in the world’s first Hello Kitty Dim Sum Restaurant in Hong Kong. We found many pictures on L.A. times online and culture blogs, showing that just like the little white cat, the traditional Southern Chinese dish has become increasingly popular around the world in recent years. In particular in Hong Kong the original dim sum houses are a weekly ritual family meal, usually taken on weekend mornings. For Hello Kitty fans and lovers of Asian cuisine alike, there could hardly be a better way to spend a Sunday morning than a table of delicious steamed buns and tea with friends and family. The only challenge remaining is, the food nearly looks too cute to eat.

Looking lovely. The first Hello Kitty Dim Sum restaurant opened in Hong Kong. picture from L.A. Times online

The first Hello Kitty Dim Sum restaurant opened in Hong Kong. picture from L.A. Times online

Deliciously cute. These Hello Kitty Steam buns. picture from kotaku.com

Deliciously cute. These Hello Kitty Steam buns. picture from kotaku.com

You can choose of a big variety of cute dishes.  picture from L.A. Times online

You can choose of a big variety of cute dishes. picture from L.A. Times online

Flavors of Asia. Hello Kitty blends amazingly well in. picture from ink361.com

Flavors of Asia. Hello Kitty blends amazingly well in. picture from ink361.com

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty waffle pink bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty brown donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

Hello Kitty brown donut squishy charm for cellphone or bag

Rilakkuma riches. A golden bear for Hong Kong

Hong Kong cinema may not have won this year’s golden bear of the Berlin International Film Festival and the outlook for the Academy Awards isn’t too promising either. Luckily, a local jeweler has designed the city’s very own award winning decoration. We spotted this Giant Rilakkuma Gold Figurine along with a diamond necklace in Hong Kong’s prestigious district Causeway Bay. Price information was only available upon request, but we think the lazy bear is a priceless treasure anyways. Rilakkuma is always stress free and relaxed and enjoys eating pancakes and pudding. We just can’t help, but think he is the true jewel here.

This Giant Rilakkuma Gold Figurine is more than 40cm tall

This Giant Rilakkuma Gold Figurine is more than 40 centimeters tall

This Rilakkuma necklace is made in18k gold and diamonds

This Rilakkuma necklace is made with 18k gold and diamonds

More pieces of Hong Kong's Luk Fook Jewellery Rilakkuma Limited Edition

More pieces of Hong Kong based Luk Fook Jewellery’s Rilakkuma Limited Edition

Fun Latte Art with cartoon characters in Hong Kong’s Cafe R&C

In Hong Kong’s district Causeway Bay you can visit a restaurant and request your own cartoon character on your coffee. Cafe R&C draws any cartoon character on your coffee that you request and also writes your name next to it. What a fun idea! We found many cool pictures on the U-Travel Blog with latte art with Japanese characters like Minna No TaboPom Pom Purin and Doraemon but we also saw pictures with designs from Monsters University. You can even watch how the character is drawn onto your coffee based on a picture. What character would you choose?

Fun latte art in Hong Kong's cafe R&C, picture from U-Travel Blog

Fun latte art in Hong Kong’s cafe R&C, picture from U-Travel Blog

You can request any cartoon character you want, picture from U-Travel Blog

You can request any cartoon character you want, picture from U-Travel Blog

Minna No Tabo latte, picture from U-Travel Blog

Minna No Tabo latte, picture from U-Travel Blog

Beside the cartoon character your name is also written on the coffee , picture from U-Travel Blog

Beside the cartoon character your name is also written on the coffee, picture from U-Travel Blog

Pom Pom Purin latte with customer name, picture from U-Travel Blog

Pom Pom Purin latte with customer name, picture from U-Travel Blog

Super cool Monsters University and Toy Story lattes, picture from Cafe R&C Facebook page

Super cool Monsters University and Toy Story lattes, picture from Cafe R&C Facebook page

Cafe R&C in Hong Kong's dirstrict Causeway Bay, picture from U-Travel Blog

Cafe R&C in Hong Kong’s district Causeway Bay, picture from U-Travel Blog

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards part 1

Yahoo Hong Kong started a fun cooperation with Sanrio to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary. Between October 27th and November 22nd they released 2 Hello Kitty postcards daily which you could send as e-cards to friends and family. There is one design for each year from 1974 to 2014. We tried to collect as many as possible and show you the first part of the cards today. Don’t they look super cute?

An overview of all the Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards with the release dates

An overview of all the Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards with the release dates

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1978

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1978

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1979

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1979

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1980

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1980

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1981

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1981

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1982

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1982

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1983

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1983

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1984

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1984

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1985

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1985

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1986

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1986

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1987

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1987

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1988

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1988

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1989

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1989

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1990

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1990

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1991

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1991

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1992

Hello Kitty x Yahoo e-cards 1992

Pinklloween Halloween spider in Hong Kong

If you’re afraid of spiders you might not like this installation. Throughout the whole month of October you could visit gigantic hot pink spiders in Miramar Shopping Centre and Mira Mall in Hong Kong. They are part of Pinklloween and not only build up the anticipation for Halloween but also raise awareness to breast cancer, as October is breast cancer awareness month. And let’s be honest – they don’t look that scary. Do you like them?

gigantic Pinklloween Halloween spider in Miramar Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

gigantic Pinklloween Halloween spider in Miramar Shopping Centre in Hong Kong

This smaller Pinkloween spider can be found in Mira Mall

This smaller Pinkloween spider can be found in Mira Mall

Little Twin Stars Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong

Just a couple of weeks ago you could visit the cute My Melody & Kuromi Pop-up Cafe in Hong Kong’s shopping mall Langham Place. Now the Sanrio Star Dining campaign puts the Little Twin Stars in the spotlight. The 100 Bites Cafe was transformed into the Little Twin Stars Pop-up Cafe and will keep the theme until October 31st. The decoration of the cafe interior as well as the special food in Little Twin Stars style look super kawaii.

Little Twin Stars photo op in Langham Place, photo from Langham place

Little Twin Stars photo op in Langham Place, photo from Langham Place

The Little Twin Stars pop-up cafe will be open until October 31st 2014, photo from Langham place

The Little Twin Stars pop-up cafe will be open until October 31st 2014, photo from Langham Place

Cafe 100 Bites in Langham place was transformed into the Little Twin Stars pop-up cafe, photo from Langham place

Cafe 100 Bites in Langham Place was transformed into the Little Twin Stars Pop-up Cafe, photo from Langham Place

So many cute details, photo from Langham place

So many cute details, photo from Langham Place

Adorable Little Twin Stars coffee, photo from Langham place

Adorable Little Twin Stars coffee, photo from Langham Place

Little Twin Stars main dish, photo from Langham place

Little Twin Stars main dish, photo from Langham Place

Adorable Little Twin Stars star shaped dessert, photo from Langham place

Adorable Little Twin Stars star shaped dessert, photo from Langham Place

Little Twin Stars waffle and ice cream, photo from Langham place

Little Twin Stars waffles and ice cream, photo from Langham Place

Mid-Autumn Festival toy lanterns in Hong Kong

Mid-Autumn Festival is already over, but we haven’t shown you all our pictures yet. And as the mid-autumn lanterns in Hong Kong are always so pretty and colorful – it would be a shame not to show them. This year’s theme of the main lantern display in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park was childhood memory toys.

train lantern

train lantern

teddy bear lantern

teddy bear lantern

space gun lantern

space gun lantern

fishing game lantern

fishing game lantern

gameboy lantern

gameboy lantern

bunny lantern

bunny lantern

robot lantern

robot lantern

toy block lantern installation

toy block lantern installation

Dragon Dance lantern

Dragon Dance lantern

Geisha lanterns

Geisha lanterns

unicorn lantern

unicorn lantern

mushroom lanterns

mushroom lanterns

fish lanterns

fish lantern

panda lantern

panda lantern

World in Colours Mid-Autumn Lanterns in Hong Kong

It’s time for lanterns and mooncakes again. The Mid-Autumn Festival is coming up in Hong Kong and you can find beautiful lantern installations throughout the city. We already visited the World in Colours display in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui. The lanterns show people from all around the world. Even though it is quite stereotypical and sometimes also political incorrect the lanterns still look pretty.

Cute elephant lantern

Cute elephant lantern

Russian woman lantern

Russian woman lantern

Indian lantern with tipee

Indian lantern with teepee

Dutch woman lantern

Dutch woman lantern

Brazilian man lantern with soccer ball

Brazilian man lantern with soccer ball

Cowboy lantern

Cowboy lantern

Eskimo lantern

Eskimo lantern

very political incorrect African man lantern

very political incorrect African man lantern

Scottish man lantern

Scottish man lantern

Penguin lanterns

Penguin lanterns

Giraffe and zebra lanterns

Giraffe and zebra lanterns

Beautiful Lantern carnival in Tsim Sha Tsui

Beautiful Lantern carnival in Tsim Sha Tsui

Chinese Female Costume Lantern

Chinese Female Costume Lantern

Chinese Male Costume Lantern

Chinese Male Costume Lantern

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