Not For The Faint of Heart: Stomach-Churning Selfie Video On Top Of A Hong Kong Skyscraper

 

I’m not one who’s afraid of heights, but I certainly know my limits. This video, for instance, definitely goes above and beyond my limits.

This selfie video was taken by photographers Daniel Lau,  A.S. and Andrew Tso. It begins innocently enough by simply showing the trio eating bananas. The video suddenly causes all our stomachs to lurch by panning out and revealing that our innocent trio is actually sitting on top of a 1,135-foot-tall Hong Kong skyscraper.

Dubbed “The World’s Most Dangerous Selfie,” this video has already gained over 2 million views since it’s upload earlier this month.

 

 

Many of us may watch this video and shake our heads in disbelief, but for those of you who need more than 18 seconds to get your heart pumping, you can check out Daniel Lau’s instagram which features a number of gut-churning selfies on top of more dangerously tall buildings. Here are a few of our favorites.

 

 

Step Into Mind-bending Paintings at Hong Kong’s First 3D Museum

 

Hong Kong, though it be little in contrast to other major cities in Asia, has never shied away from adding fun, creative attractions for its tourists and locals. In fact, the city of 7.5 million already has a Disneyland and an Ocean Park, in addition to its picture-perfect view of the harbor and their bustling, culture-filled streets.

The latest attraction, just added to the city, is a 3D art museum. According to Time Out Hong Kong, founders of the museum were first inspired by an already existing 3D, or “trickeye” museum as they now refer to it, in Seoul, Korea. The Hong Kong artists noticed the popularity of the attraction there and decided to re-create a similar museum in their hometown.

 

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Trickeye Museum in Seoul, Korea

 

The concept behind the original museum in Korea was to take one’s experience in an art gallery to new heights — by giving them the optical illusion that they are a part of the actual painting. Painting scenes include everything from a carousel ride at an amusement park to a luscious, romantic garden for couples to enjoy.

With the desire of making their 3D museum even more personalized, the Hong Kong museum’s co-founders expanded the concept, by incorporating scenes of Hong Kong’s history. Museum’s strategy and finance director of the museum, Winston Lo, recently told Time Out, “The other 3D museums don’t have art that depicts local culture. We want to emphasize the fact that we want local culture infused in our artwork.”

But not all of their paintings are historically based; they made sure to cater to just about anyone from age 5 to age 70, with different sections of the museum called “Love Journey” for lovebirds, “Imaginary Wonderland” for more adventurous souls, and “Chinese Culture” as well.

Check out some of the interactive paintings below:

 

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Breathtaking Photos of Hong Kong in the “Follow Me To” Series

By now you’ve probably heard of photographer Murad Osmann. This is the guy who has gained quite a bit of popularity for his photo series called Follow Me To.

Follow Me To documents Osmann’s journey as he travels around the world with his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova, who leads the way.

In fact, Osmann openly says that Nataly is the inspiration behind the photo series. The Follow Me To series began in 2011 in Barcelona. “The first photo happened in Barcelona while we were on vacation. Nataly was a bit annoyed that I was always taking pictures of everything, so she grabbed my hand and tried to pull me forward. That said it didn’t stop me from doing photos while she was pulling me. So that’s how it all started.”

Clearly, Osmann was onto something. The popularity of the photo series has given him over a million followers on Instagram.

Much to our delight, we noticed that one of their favorite spots seems to be Hong Kong. We’ve never seen pictures quite as breathtaking. Check out the photos of the couple’s journey in Hong Kong below.

Be sure to follow Osmann on Instagram and support his official website here.

The 1600 pandas exhibition in Hong Kong.

 A junk boat in Hong Kong.

 

 

Hong Kong.

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Hong Kong.

 

Hong Kong Disneyland.

 

Hong Kong nightlife.

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Asians in Fashion: Liu Shishi for Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

Liu Shishi, also known by her English name Cecilia Liu, is a popular Chinese actress and ballerina. Before the 27-year-old began her acting career, Shishi’s heart was taken by dance. She was trained in ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. It wasn’t until 2005 that Shishi made her acting debut on the television drama series called The Moon and the Wind. 

After multiple roles described as the “gentle, kind, and understanding maiden,” Shishi took a different route with her acting career by taking on more mature roles.

In 2011, she starred in two successful dramas The Vigilantes In Masks and  Scarlet Heart which earned her the “Magnolia Award” for the most popular actress. She recently filmed a sequel to Scarlet Heart which is expected to air sometime this year.

Going along with her transition to more mature roles, Liu Shishi dazzles us with her sophisticated fashion shoot for Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong. Clearly comfortable with her mature and sexy demeanor, Shishi commands attention with her photos.

Check them out below.

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This May Be The Most Awkward Thing You Watch Today

These days, we embrace awkward and quirky. In fact, many of Hollywood’s top celebs (looking at you Jennifer Lawrence) embrace and openly admit to awkwardness. Even the newest Disney Princess, Anna from the Golden Globe-winning animated film Frozen, points out that she’s awkward.

But Rio Mints Hong Kong has decided to take this word to a new level. A Rio Mints commercial, which was released late last month, has been making its way around social media and has gathered quite some attention.

In the commercial, a pair of friends are innocently sporting some beachwear and enjoying what seems to be a carnival of some sort. After the woman offers the man a Rio Mint, the commercial becomes completely unrelated to candy. With a… unique way of utilizing a puppet llama, this commercial certainly tops our awkward list.

And no, not the cute-and-charming kind of awkward. This is the kind of awkward that leaves you confused and not sure how to feel. Watch it for yourself below.

 

Scary Girlfriend Alert: Woman Arrested for Public Display of Humiliation

Story by James S. Kim

Public displays of affection always make a walk down the street considerably more interesting than most people would like. Still, they don’t draw the attention of crowds and video cameras like public displays of humiliation, as in the case of a viral video uploaded a couple of days ago. It captures a very loud dispute between a man and a woman, as well as an apparent third party.

The five-minute video has over 140,000 views on YouTube as of Tuesday since it was uploaded on Oct. 6. In a crowded street in Hong Kong, a man is shown kneeling in front of his girlfriend, who is scolding him in Cantonese for apparently inviting another woman to his apartment.

At one point in the video, the girlfriend grabs the man’s hair with one hand and begins to slap him repeatedly with the other as a growing crowd watches on. The man, weeping, asking his girlfriend, “Listen to me before beating me, I told her not to come!”

A second woman stands close by, but it is not clear if she is the “other woman.” The man pleads with her several times to confirm his story, but she remains silent for most of the altercation, only making a few halfhearted attempts to stop the beating. Individuals in what turns out to be a sizable crowd start chiming in, but the girlfriend yells back to mind their own business.

Although the video doesn’t show it, the 20-year-old woman, surnamed Cheng, was arrested by Hong Kong police for “common assault” after a bystander called the authorities. The 23-year-old victim, surnamed Chui, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. The Hong Kong police has labeled the case as a “dispute over love affairs.”

This story was originally published in KoreAm Journal