Hong Kong Strong

By now, many of you have probably seen the short film Hong Kong Strong, by Hong-Kong American filmmaker Brandon Li. If you haven’t, it’s worth the 7 odd minutes. Please check it out. It’s a fast-paced romp through the city that is bursting with energy.

Hong Kong Strong from Brandon Li on Vimeo.

The director’s commentary is also entertaining to learn a bit of the back story behind Brandon and his motives for making the film as well as techniques and equipment for shooting the film. The most heartwarming part comes at the very end when he talks about the final image of the film – his father and uncle sitting down to a cup of tea.

Facebook store now open!

We are excited to announce the ability to shop our products directly from Facebook!

For those that are interested, please use the following link and check it out!

Let us know what you think!

Customers can purchase directly via PayPal through their credit card or through an established PayPal account.  It’s super-easy.  Once you have decided on your purchase, just click on the blue “Check out on Website” button and you will be directed to a check-out page.  At the top of the page, click on the “Check Out with Pay Pal” button and follow the directions.  That’s it!

Setting up a shop on Facebook is something that we have thought about for a while, but we took a wait and see approach – 1. We wanted to see how our business was scaling before building this capability and considering the management costs of maintaining the Facebook shop; and 2. We wanted to see whether Facebook would be rolling out its own online selling platform in Asia soon (it is currently in Beta trial available only in the US.)  In the absence of any news regarding 2, we decided to go ahead and test out the new Facebook shop using a third party application.

We are using Shopify to manage our Facebook store and will keep you posted on how things go.  Thanks again for all your support!

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MTR song 2.0

Saw this recently and had to share.  So great and a perfect complement to our new Hong Kong transportation prints!

 

 

Lights off!

This past Saturday was Earth Hour, which is such a simple yet powerful concept.  Launched in Australia in 2007 by the WWF, Earth Hour has become a global movement promoting energy efficiency and energy conservation.  The concept is so simple, yet so powerful.  Turn off all non-essential power for one hour to save energy and promote a sustainable future.

In Hong Kong, over 4,100 companies and buildings committed to taking part, as well as over 230 primary schools, secondary schools, and Hong Kong landmarks.

The video above shows a time lapse image of Hong Kong including the Victoria Harbour skyline last Saturday at 8:30pm during this event.

Enjoy.

 

 

To read more about this event, please visit this link an article from WWF Hong Kong: http://bit.ly/21EUOOX

To learn more, please visit the following link to the Earth Hour Hong Kong website:  www.earthhour.hk

Welcome to our blog!

We’ll do our best to keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings at Ganas Kids.

So let’s start…

Our SS16 items have arrived!

It still feels a bit pre-mature as its only in the past few days that it’s started to feel like Spring is on its way.  The weather has not only started to feel warmer but we are finally getting over the terrible cold that was going around Hong Kong and which was particularly miserable for our young girls.

Nevertheless, we are extremely excited to introduce our new prints for Spring and Summer!

This spring, we found inspiration for our newest designs close to home.

Boys love cars.  It’s no secret – This season, our boys overall print features Hong Kong public transport vehicles which are unique to the territory.  From the bright-red Hong Kong taxi to the MTR, the peak tram, and local minibus and double-decker buses, these vehicles are truly iconic symbols of this dynamic city.

This is a great image that we found from the DiscoverHongKong instagram page.

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For our girls overall print, we took a stroll across the way from the flower market in Mong Kok and into Yuen Po bird garden where we ended up exploring the bird market.  There we met birds of all shapes and sizes.  A clear highlight were the parrots, who paraded back and forth on the rocks and tree stumps alongside the path, squawking and walking to the joy of our kids.

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