Here is a roundup of the film and epic trip that the Talenthouse Team enjoyed this past week! From watching a video game character move forward in life to traveling to the amazing city of Hong Kong, the Talenthouse team had a pretty crazy week, have a look. 

 

Fatima Saldivar

Community Relations & Social Media Manager, San Francisco

Film

We Go Forward by Filipe Costa
What happens when a video game character can't move either forward or backward in a side-scrolling game? Remember how in Mario for Nintendo you could never move backwards? This animation uses that idea to inspire you to move forward…before it’s too late.

  

Gilberto Jimenez

Global Social Media / Content Coordinator, Los Angeles

Trip

Hong Kong City, Hong Kong 
Last week I took a short break and went to Hong Kong for a week for the very first time. The city was just amazing, enormous skyscrapers, the food, the people, burgeoning art scene and of course the brilliant neon signs all over that light up the streets. Hundreds of different neon hues that light up the main streets like Queens Road and small ally ways created by the biggest buildings and apartments I have ever seen, and I have been to New York. The city is a huge melting pot of many cultures that have made Hong Kong their home. Aside from Hong Kong being the city of neon’s, it also has a myriad of hills and staircases... and I mean long staircases everywhere. You can easily lose weight and get those legs you've always wanted by simply walking around this city. The food was absolutely delicious, from the street venders to the restaurants, all the food was great. One food place that really stood out to me was Tim Ho Wan in Sham Shui Po next to Mong Kok. The place looks very unassuming from the outside and people just walk right by it, but this small restaurant is the holder of a Michelin Star! The shrimp dumplings, turnip cake, shumai was all amazing but their pork buns were simply indescribable, possibly the best thing I have ever eaten in my entire life. If I were ever in Hong Kong again, that would b-line there and go eat. If you are ever in Hong Kong make sure you try this place before you leave, it will change your life. Lan Kwai Fong was great for a night out with many unique bars and clubs that did not close until 5am and hundreds of young people roaming the streets having fun. Have a look at some of the pictures I took on my epic trip.  

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