Posts tagged "hong kong"

In Hong Kong, You Can Realize Your Dream Of Getting Married At McDonald’s

Getting married at McDonald's would have been my wildest dream around age five. Apparently some couples in Hong Kong never let go of that dream and are actually getting married with Ronald McDonald as a witness. The wedding program at Hong Kong McDonald's locations has become so popular that the website has a…
By: Claire Hannum / July 14, 2014

Life Dream Status: 1,600 Papier-Maché Pandas

No, Jessica, you're not dreaming. What you're looking at are 1,600 papier-maché pandas meant to symbolize the remaining great bears still alive in the world. Inspired by the World Wildlife Fund, whose symbol is a panda, the 1,600 bears are a project by the French artist Paolo Grangeon. Featuring both adult pandas and babies, they've…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2014

Don’t Want To Get Raped? Drink Less, Hong Kong Official Suggests

Gee, don't you just love that in the battle to train men to not rape, you have the security secretary of Hong Kong, Lai Tung-kwok, stomping on all our efforts by suggesting women just drink less? I do. It's my favorite. Having the government permit men to not taking responsibility for their actions and place…
By: Sarah Gray / May 15, 2013

The World’s Largest Rubber Ducky Floats By Hong Kong

Ahem, excuse me Captain, but I think we're being followed. This is the world's largest rubber ducky, seen here floating around Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour. Designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, its aim is to "spread joy around the world." The duck has also been caught ducking off in Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2013

Behold, A Glorious Inflatable Turd Sculpture

This artwork you see before you in a 51-foot-tall inflatable turd sculpture called "Complex Pile." The inflatable turd sculptor is named Paul McCarthy, although I originally read his name as Paul McCartney and was freaking out for several moments about how and when Sir Paul McCartney diverged from music to inflatable poop sculptures. I was having…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2013

Gigi Chao Responds To Dad’s Million Dollar Offer To Marry His Lesbian Daughter & Make Her Straight

Remember Gigi Chao? She's the lesbian daughter of Chinese billionaire Cecil Chao who offered millions to a man to marry her into heterosexuality?  While many offered, all were refused.  Gigi Chao is sticking with her female partner of seven years, Sean Ev.  Chai recently appeared on the cover of Hong Kong Tatler, where she displayed…
By: Sarah Gray / April 2, 2013

This Is What A 40-Square-Foot Apartment Looks Like

Next time you're feeling like your 500-square-foot studio is unbearably cramped, take a look at this photo of a "cubicle apartment" in Hong Kong. The Society for Community Organization took overhead photos of these miniscule living spaces to draw attention to the fact that over 100,000 people currently live in these tiny apartments, which are…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 21, 2013

Hong Kong School Girls Dig “Compensated Dating”

Here's a skeevy trend for you. In Hong Kong, teenage girls are going on "compensated dates" after school. Basically, they go out with older men in exchange for money, but they don't see this as prostitution, because in their minds they're in control of whether or not sex is involved ... even though sex i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2009

Statement-Making Art: Liquidated Logos

Will you find yourself in Hong Kong soon-ish? Stop by the Art Statements Gallery for a look-see of French street artist Zev's wild new exhibition, “Liquidated Logos.” Zev, known for his shadow drawings in the streets of Paris, is "flipping the script" on world-renowned brands such as Coca-Cola and Chanel, and with thi…
By: Nina Carbone / July 21, 2009

Sex Tapes: Actually Scandalous In Hong Kong!

While every celeb in America has got a promotional sex tape -- from rock grandpa Gene Simmons to Paris Hilton -- in Hong Kong it is career suicide…and then some. Edison Chen, 27, a strapping leading man in Chinese cinema, collected suggestive photos and videos he had taken with many of China’s top female…
By: Simcha / February 21, 2008