Check out Box of Hope, a wonderful charity we just donated to!

We’re thrilled to have connected with the incredible charity, Box of Hope, here in Hong Kong. Box of Hope is a yearly charitable project that aims to collect all sorts of useful and educational goodies for children in need. Donors first gather new items like jigsaw puzzles, books for children, toothbrushes and more, then place those items in boxes and wrap them up. Donors then leave the boxes at one of many drop-off points around the city. Those boxes are then collected by the charity and given to underprivileged children. We donated boxes of goodies containing stationery and slime, to this awesome charity directly, as we know the stationery will be super useful for kids at school, and slime is really fun to play with. Box of Hope also operates in a number of other places in Asia, such as China, Vietnam, Cambodia and more. Especially with the Christmas season fast approaching, it was our pleasure and honor to be able to support Box of Hope in the work they do bringing joy to children.

To learn more about Box of Hope as well as to see how you can donate to their cause, check out their website plus their Facebook page.

We hope the kids will enjoy these goodies!

We hope the kids will enjoy these goodies!

We delivered these items to Fiona, a representative of Box of Hope

We delivered these items to Fiona, a representative of Box of Hope

Halloween at Disneyland Hong Kong!

We feel really lucky to be living in Hong Kong.  There is always so much to see and do in such a big, big city! 

This season of the year is one of those especially lucky times, because we love Disney characters and greatly enjoy Halloween. Behold!  It’s Disney Halloween Time at Disneyland Hong Kong!

You can breathe and feel the season in all facilities, hotels, restaurants and gardens inside Disneyland Hong Kong.  Everything is Halloween-themed, from decoration to dishes, as well as many activities planned for families.  These include parades, games, costumes and make-up, and meetings with the most popular Disney characters, dressed up in exclusive Halloween costumes! 

For the bravest visitors, and/or fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas, two spookastic activities are available – if you dare!!  A terrific Journey to Halloween Town, with Jack Skellington and friends, and a Villains Night Out with the wickedest Disney villains creating mayhem!

We found some great pictures of the event on the Disneyland Hong Kong website, just take a look below, and enjoy!  Have you got a favorite Disney character?  Do let us know!

What creative food designs!

What creative food designs!

It's Winnie the Pooh and his friends

It’s Winnie the Pooh and his friends

Hello there Jake Skellington!

Hello there Jack Skellington!

Who doesn't love The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Who doesn’t love The Nightmare Before Christmas?

Yikes!

Yikes!

Welcome to Disneyland in Hong Kong

Welcome to Disneyland in Hong Kong

Kawaii Mickey and Minnie Mouse toys

Kawaii Mickey and Minnie Mouse toys

It's an awesome Halloween parade!

It’s an awesome Halloween parade!

The parade at night! This image, and the images above, are courtesy of Disneyland Hong Kong

The parade at night! This image, and the images above, are courtesy of Disneyland Hong Kong

The 90th Anniversary of Mickey Mouse in Times Square, Hong Kong!

It’s Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary! To celebrate, tributes around the world are being held in honor of one of the most iconic cartoon characters ever. This includes a fantastic display at Times Square in Hong Kong! We were able to snap some fun pictures of Mickey Mouse statues on display, which included some of his different looks throughout the years. Check out some of the photos right here!

The Mickey Mouse display in Times Square, Hong Kong

The Mickey Mouse display in Times Square, Hong Kong

What is Mickey up to here?

What is Mickey up to here?

This is a huge statue!

This is a huge statue!

90 years of Mickey Mouse!

90 years of Mickey Mouse!

These displays are super cute!

These displays are super cute!

Mickey's role in animation is iconic

Mickey’s role in animation is iconic

What funny displays!

What funny displays!

A rotating display showing off an older look of Mickey Mouse

A rotating display showing off an older look of Mickey Mouse

Can you believe it??

Can you believe it??

Times Square's display is amazing!

Times Square’s display is amazing!

More Mickey Mouse!

More Mickey Mouse!

What a fun statue!

What a fun statue!

Uh oh, what did Mickey see?

Uh oh, what did Mickey see?

Mickey Mouse is adorable here!

Mickey Mouse is adorable here!

Mickey is super popular all over the world!

Mickey is super popular all over the world!

Check out this statue!

Check out this statue!

A statue of one of the older Mickey Mouse designs

A statue of one of the older Mickey Mouse designs

Mickey looks very pleased here!

Mickey looks very pleased here!

Hello there, Mickey!

Hello there, Mickey!

Learn some fun facts about the Mid-Autumn Festival!

Hong Kong will be celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 24th this year! If you’re curious to know more about this festival, then check out a summary right here!

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival and is typically observed in either September or October each year. It is also sometimes referred to as the Moon Festival. To celebrate, people will often get together with family and ring in the festival together. A popular treat during this time is the Moon Cake, which is often made with an egg yolk inside, and a sweet filling such as lotus paste, red bean paste etc. Moon Cakes have become so popular, they can now be found across the globe too!

During this time of year, people also enjoy playing with lanterns. Lanterns now come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, featuring colorful and kawaii characters, flowers, shapes etc. It’s a real treat seeing all those beautiful lanterns lit up at night! Hong Kong also has lion and dragon dances throughout the city, to celebrate. As the day after the Mid-Autumn Festival is usually a public holiday in places where it is officially observed, many people also enjoy travelling during this time.

In this post you’ll see a fantastic infographic put together by China Highlights, summarising interesting aspects of this festival. There are also some really great photos for you to check out! Will you be celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival this year?

This is a great infographic on the Mid-Autumn Festival! Image courtesy of China Highlights

This is a great infographic on the Mid-Autumn Festival! Image courtesy of China Highlights

A beautiful graphic! Image courtesy of China Highlights

A beautiful graphic! Image courtesy of China Highlights

These lanterns are so elaborate! Image courtesy of China Highlights

These lanterns are so elaborate! Image courtesy of China Highlights

Stunning! Image courtesy of China Highlights

Stunning! Image courtesy of China Highlights

A red lantern spotted by our colleague!

A red lantern spotted by our colleague!

A super pretty gold lantern!

A super pretty gold lantern!

A super kawaii lantern!

A super kawaii lantern!

More lantern displays. Photo by Instagram user @tayyongchuen , shared on Instagram page @discoverhongkong

More lantern displays. Photo by Instagram user @tayyongchuen , shared on Instagram page @discoverhongkong

More elaborate lantern displays! Photo courtesy of discoverhongkong.com

More elaborate lantern displays! Photo courtesy of discoverhongkong.com

Moon Cake time! Photo courtesy of discoverhongkong.com

Moon Cake time! Photo courtesy of discoverhongkong.com

My Melody is in town!

There’s a super cute My Melody structure placed just outside iSquare Mall in Hong Kong, and it has proven to be a big hit with both locals and tourists! People can’t seem to get enough of taking photos around this adorable display featuring one of Sanrio‘s most beloved characters. Around it you’ll see ‘windows’ with little characters, bunny shaped mushrooms and a very big My Melody head on top! Are you a My Melody fan? Let us know!

My Melody is in town!

My Melody is in town!

Wow!

Wow!

Lots of people were taking photos with her!

Lots of people were taking photos with her!

Is she expecting any mail?

Is she expecting any mail?

Who's looking out the window?

Who’s looking out the window?

Someone seems a bit shy!

Someone seems a bit shy!

Hello there, Flat!

Hello there, Flat!

Hi Kangaroo!

Hi Kangaroo!

What a lovely egg design featuring Risu!

What a lovely egg design featuring Risu!

A bunny mushroom?

A bunny mushroom?

Risu wants to look at the bunny mushroom too

Risu wants to look at the bunny mushroom too

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