Back in Hong Kong, Hasan Visiting From Pakistan

Posted by Michael Michelini on Aug 29 2010

Finally Hasan has made it out to visit me in Hong Kong. We spent lots of emails back and forth about when he would be visiting….making it a bit difficult to arrange my philippines trip before going to usa, but it ended up working out ok. He is only 1 of a handful to come visit me from my USA friends, like Jon Conte back at the end of last year.

Larry salibra came out with us the first night and day, as he’s really been spending a lot of time in hong kong as he explores expansion outside his office in guangzhou

Friday night we went up to the peak, a famous tourist destination for hong kong overlooking the city skyline. I had been there once before but during the daytime – seeing the skyline lit up at night is much cooler! Also hiked around a bit on the peak trails seeing the hong kong skyline from so many angles.

Hasan got a hotel on hong kong island, at fortress hill in a new hotel so we crashed over there. One thing to note was that internet was 150 hong kong dollars, per day, per computer – insane! Larry said that you notice this more in expensive hotels, as the price of the hotel increases, the less services are included and the more expensive each amenity is. Jeez!

Saturday got hasan around central and then took a tram up to see the big buddha statue! It was also my first time to see the buddha, normally when i come to hong kong its not to see the sights but to do banking, visit companies, offices, warehouses, accountant, and some bars! So this was also a much needed exploration of hong kong as well.

For those that know me, you can imagine how hard it was for me to be away from work so long, and i dont have internet/ data on my mobile when i an in hong kong….so i was also cut off from twitter, foursquare, facebook, linkedin….its like torture for me not to have it now!

i may save this for another blog, but hasan was visiting hong kong and china for the first time. He was interested to see wirh his own eyes all the development and expansion being talked about in the usa. He just finished his MBA from Columbia University in New York City, and is spending the summer with his family in Pakistan, as well as traveling around the world a bit.

We are both agreeing that there are tons of business opportunities here in China and Asia. He spent a lot of time in Pakistan this summer and talks about all kinds of business going on there.
Its been a bit exhausting, Hong Kong is really fast paced and pretty expensive! We wish there was more going on in USA, he is saying its pretty much the same as it was when I left a few years ago, but that it will be eye opening for me to see it myself again after so long.

I agree, I’m excited to get back to USA after so long, and see whats going on.

  • http://www.blog.daviddho.com David Ho

    I like this blog entry :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=663333265 Mike Mo

    Couldn’t agree more with David.
    Refreshing to read Mr. Michelini being a tourist again!

  • http://mikesblog.com mike

    haha, yea…..quick comment there buddy, but i guess this was a more relaxed, casual, non controversal entry just about daily life and travels.

    maybe i’ll have more like this the next few months.

  • http://mikesblog.com mike

    haha, Mike Mo!!! ok ok, maybe Boracay when i’m there….we’ll see…..just have to do a lot of training for new workers and office decisions….

    all about the work / play balance

    work hard, play hard right

  • Dil Jan,

    Well done Hasan, Salam-un-ALEKUM. Hey, Happinees in THE HAPPY CHRISTMAS, & THE HAPPY NEW GOLDEN YEAR,2011. …Mr. President, Barck Obama, The HAPPY MERRY CHRISTMIS AND HAPPY THE GOLDEN NEW YEAR, ( 2011 ) Congratulation to You, Your FAMILY & your big country. You are at a big risk of history, its turning point for United State history.If you want to change these World problem, at this time you are near by. ? ? ? You may be very cear full in these days, because of Afghanistan WARS, Iraq problem, Pakistan case, its going to an examination for you , your countries, your army, your big nation, & YOUR FORIGNE POLICY. Your countries are involve in 35 years Afghan WARS. You invest 60 trillion Dallor put in Afghan’s & Iraq Fire’s, just now its Smook give turbel to your nation, this Smook covered all the World.Just now its thicknees Smooky cloud, could involed all the Nation ‘s in the World, every one are busy in this Earing & Holy Wars, from East to West, & from North to South. How can you are remove this Smook from whole World.? ? Its very though thing for you & your country to REMOVE THIS SMOOK from EARTH. Its IMPOSIBLE in this CENTURY, YOU CANT DO IT, God help you. Its not so easy, ( easy come easy go, dont worry be happy ). you cant THINK IT.Its shame for us.Its a historical mistake, why we start this war,? We must try to stop this dirty war in this MODRAN AGE..Its our fault to strat this bloody war, daily Thousand’s army, people are Killing.in this war . This Holly war will be going to next Century, ( never ended war.).The American Foreign Policy are TOTALLY FAILED, because of this interfair of non governament jewish ..Actually, on the other hands, Jewish involed very badly in American’s Politics, The Five million jewish are control all American’s Governament, from Abraham Lincon, to Bush, Bush father & you Mr,Obama, TILL NEXT CENTURY. ( 2220 ), ie, 110 years more. At that time the us papulation will be 525 million’s & Jewish are at that time will be 9 million’s, or som more. The ECONOMIC WORLD WAR CIRSIS is also COMMING due to JEWISH LOBBY in the WORLD. They must be punished & stop their activety . If we failed to stop them, then whole world will be going to hanger & poornees , we must think about our comming children’s.The ASIAN are not terrorists they are Friend’s of INDIA, USA, NATO, UK, ISRAEL & ISI,RAW, KGB,and also WORLD ZOINIST, The Mujahedin ARE Enemies of USA, NATO & others..The Usa, Uk, Israel or NATO & Others are involves in this Batlle’s for ” NOTHING “. The real Afghani are Fight for their Sweet Country The Great AFGHANISTAN, FOR freedom FROM devil & evil. Its very good idea, that the American Army never go’s from Afghanistan, its good for Afghani’s. They are busy with their Aram’s. especialy puppet Taliban, ( afghani & pakistani ), and Al-Qaeda. The Mujahedin are comming on duty as like in 80′s they DO work for American’s, just now they are working for the USSR, CHINA & INDIA This showes that the END of INDIA, USSR, USA, UK, ISRAEL, & NATO are becomming soon. ( May be with in 10 years almost. ). The ECONOMIC WORLD WAR CIRSIS is gift of 11/9, for the Whom start the Holy war in ISLAMIC COUNTRIES, before & after. This 30 years WAR’S are not JOKE. Millions & millions mens& woman are Killed, It WERE A DIRTIEST GAME OF THE WORLD, Dont worry Time Will be Come, When Revange Shall be Start. No Problem. The American’s Advisor are so POOR, Like Britishar, Israeli’s, Canadian, German’s, & Other’s. ( LIKE brezenski )..What’s going on in 11/2/2010 Election;s.Why The ” TEA PARTY ” Came as ” THIRD PARTY,” Its Weaknees of Government.ie. ( due to Jewish Lobby ). It was Selection Not Election. You can say, Selected nor Elected ” ELECTION.” Its was playing dirtieast game of JEWISH LOBBY in 11/2/2010 US Election or Selection. Why they are doing worng prictical projects. ? as exampel the11/9, Black September, Failure projects. Its Shamelees for Israel & Jew.Lobby. They never stop their dirty politics in the World, specialy in United States of America. Just now they wants playing’s an other PROJECT .? But they are alway’s FAILURE in their Long & Short Tearm’s Projects. When all world are in their hands. But GOD NVER HELP THEM.THANKS.

  • http://mikesblog.com mike

    hi there sorry…I dont really know or understand your perspective enough…i think this wikileaks has exposed some of the foreign policies….

    and we have to realize, PEOPLE are different from GOVERNMENTS..

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