Monday, February 9, 2009

The cute cat returns!

Hello Kitty (and friends) in the MTR once more!

Hello Kitty wishing people
a happy Chinese new year

on behalf of Hong Kong's MTR

I have to admit: the sight of this creation
left me speechless for a few moments! :b

Look away now, Hello Kitty haters -- because a new year brings... more Hello Kitty in the MTR! This particular display that I came across while walking in the underground area connecting the MTR's Central and Hong Kong stations looks to be festive-themed as well as connected to the on-going Hello Kitty promotion. Hence my thinking it appropriate to draw attention to it on the 15th and last day of Chinese New Year.

(And yes, I know that Hello Kitty is a Japanese invention -- and, in fact, Japan's current tourism ambassador to Hong Kong and Mainland China (even though she's supposed to be English). But believe me when I say that there are plenty of Hello Kitty-themed Chinese New Year paraphenalia to be found and also sights of such as Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel clad in traditional Chinese costume wishing people a happy (Chinese) New Year about in this part of the world!)


laicheukpan said...

It's actually saying "MTR wishes you a happy Year of Ox" in the second picture.

alejna said...

Hello, Hello Kitty! So nice to see you here again.

sbk said...

hi ytsl,


Holy kawaiiness!!!

1st photo: Does the machine like thingy on the right turn? If so do the Hello Kitty balls pop out?

Love the Hello Kitty fruit tree!!! Wonderfully weird.

YTSL said...

Hi laicheukpan --

Thanks for the translation! :)

Hi Alejna --

Hello, Hello Kitty indeed... :D

Hi sbk --

Am not sure that that one does but the MTR's selling machines that do -- albeit ones that are on the flimsy side. (And yes, I have one!) ;b

Horsoon said...

Even a dog person like me thinks the kitt's cute ;)

YTSL said...

Hi Horsoon --

Teeheehee... and, actually, I think what will surprise a lot of people from outside Asia even more is not that you're a dog person but an adult male! ;b

Willow said...

The Kitty in the Chinese outfit is just too cute! I wouldn't mind having one of those a reasonable price.

YTSL said...

Hi Willow --

How much is reasonable to you? Bet it'd cost a bundle if it were for sale since small Hello Kitty plushes can be quite pricey... ;S