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Happy July 4th From China

Another July 4th in China. This year had a bit of a different style to it. The US Embassy invited me to Guangzhou for the Celebration of the 239th year of the United States of America. Sure I’ll take them up on the offer! Haven’t been to Guangzhou since going last year for Miles emergency passport. Walking back into the US Consultate for the party brought back memories from that frantic time. American flags covered the US consulate, more than usual. Various posters of the phases of the American flag over the years. In addition to the flags, there was … Continue reading Happy July 4th From China

Taking the Fam to America! USA trip in September

I’m excited to say that I am taking Miles to USA for the first time! We booked the flights for September and Wendy, Miles, and I will be cramming onto an international flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco! International Flight Details So I booked it for September 11 and will stick in the States until about the end of the month. I always pick San Francisco or West coast for the international flight as it is so much cheaper and flight time options. Plus it is a shorter flight than going to New York. Departing From Asia Hong Kong … Continue reading Taking the Fam to America! USA trip in September

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Featured on NJBiz Magazine For My Love of The Speed Working in China

I’m really excited to share that I was featured in a recent article in NJBiz magazine December edition (web link here) for my love of working in China. Have been getting a bunch of people, both those I knew already and those who learned about me for the first time after they read this magazine. It is widely distributed in the NJ/NY region. I got a nice email from my New Jersey accountant Joe Rosenberg as he read it and was happy to see that I am doing well in China. He helped me a lot during the good (and … Continue reading Featured on NJBiz Magazine For My Love of The Speed Working in China

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How I Filed a USA Passport for my Baby Born in China

Been pretty actively getting questions, comments, and phone calls from friends about how I filed a USA passport for my 2 week old son that was born in China.  While my baby was born in China, this process is the same for anywhere outside of the United States of America. It’s a rather straight forward process.  The main thing to keep in mind is, what nationality do you want your newborn baby to be?  If my son had been born in Hong Kong, he could have been both Hong Kong and USA.  But by being in China, he could not … Continue reading How I Filed a USA Passport for my Baby Born in China

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Sharing a USA Experience Through A Chinese Person’s Eyes

I’m still recovering from jet lag and just pure exhaustion from the 33 day USA roadtrip – back in China now for a bit over a week. And my wife Wangxia (Wendy) spent each day making a daily dairy (in Chinese) and has finally compiled and released it. She sent it to me this Sunday afternoon and I had to Google translate it. I am truly amazed to see her reactions and bullet points below, and since I have to translate it to fully digest it – of course I feel its worth sharing here on my own blog! The … Continue reading Sharing a USA Experience Through A Chinese Person’s Eyes

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Conclusions from My USA Roadtrip

Typing this email up on my airplane from San Francisco to Seoul, Korea. Airplane rides are always kind of like a “transition” from one place to another, one state of mind to another. And I’ve been digesting the last 1 month in USA. Definitely an invaluable experience, and as always in my life – a mix of business and personal endeavors. Confirmed to Staying in Asia My expertise and my skills now are based around my being in Asia. Sure I hope to takes trip to USA and other destinations in the Western world, but I feel my future belongs … Continue reading Conclusions from My USA Roadtrip

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Hyper-Fast Memory Lane in Hartford, Connecticut

Nice to see Everyone, but so quick! Like a world wind tour – on this USA tour I am on I booked a few days in the city I was born and raised – Hartford, Connecticut. Also was nice that it worked out to be during Chinese New Years week – so the emails and workflow slowed down a little bit (but of course still work) My parents retired down to Florida while I was working in New york City – so I don’t have a “home” to go to in Connecticut – but hometown friends are always welcoming to … Continue reading Hyper-Fast Memory Lane in Hartford, Connecticut

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Planning Much Overdue USA trip: Jan 17 to Feb 19, 2014

Haven’t been to America since 2012 (went 2 times, once in Aug 2012 for sister’s wedding, and May 2012 for Startup Weekend Seattle / west coast) and 2011 that I was in the east coast of USA! So seems all of this year, 2013, I won’t have been to America once…not the first full year overseas, but still something worth noting in my mind and sharing. Maybe extending these more and more. Another thing to note, is this time I won’t be traveling alone (normally I always travel alone) – Wangxia (Wendy) will come with me from China as well … Continue reading Planning Much Overdue USA trip: Jan 17 to Feb 19, 2014

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Why USA Internet and China Internet will continue to Separate

Note: Amy / Melissa please do not translate this blog post to my Chinese blog as is may be too sensitive and might be blocked inside Chinese internet. Honestly I hope this English blog isn’t blocked due to this post (or hacked…). Honestly, I will try not to write anything offensive or against Chinese government here – I am just explaining why the Chinese internet is regulated as it is. And I also hope this USA hosting company doesn’t ban my hosting account for writing this either – but they will monitor it. Honestly, I’m a bit nervous making this … Continue reading Why USA Internet and China Internet will continue to Separate

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More USA University Connections Visiting me in China

I think one of the most valuable things about going to a university is the networking you get there. While I did do a decent amount of networking while at Stevens Tech – I wish I had done even more. Got a message from Josh Lanning, who was also in the Greek fraternity life in Steven (not a Delt like I am, but a lodger – still doesn’t really matter, the Greek network helps each other out). I remember when I went to college I didn’t expect to join a fraternity, I wanted to focus on my studies and didn’t … Continue reading More USA University Connections Visiting me in China

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Back in China, Summary + Reflections from USA trip

Saturday afternoon typing from my desk at Chaihuo makerspace in Shenzhen, China. Totally buried in emails, chats, notepads, namecards surrounding me. I FREAKIN’ love it! – as much as I get stressed, jet lagged, overwhelmed, emotional….I just love this hyper-active traveling and international business. This USA trip was a defining one for me. Really a bridge, meeting blog readers on the fly in different cities. Making deals, making connections. Let me go through all the points. I love blogging, so that I can reduce the amount of times I have to repeat my stories and my travels. Already only a … Continue reading Back in China, Summary + Reflections from USA trip

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Heading Back to China, Bringing Back Tons of USA Developments

Writing this up at the hotel checking out, and then more at the airport preparing to fly back to Asia. Going through namecards, paper notes, evernote notes….tons of information. Tons of contacts. Tons of ideas. Need to digest, make a plan, focus. My email box has been exploding. There is Guangzhou, China Startup weekend coming up so quickly: June 1 – 3, the team in China is doing great work while I’m gone. And I’m promoting it a lot in USA and in weibo and my Shadstone team is helping a lot while i’m away….. I met with all the … Continue reading Heading Back to China, Bringing Back Tons of USA Developments

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Visiting more awesome Seattle tech companies – @SEOmoz

Monday here in Seattle, and I definitely am experiencing the Seattle I was expecting – rainy, lots of coffee, and tech companies! I had scheduled a tour of SEOmoz during my stay and have been excited to drop in after an awesome startup weekend. I got to know SEOmoz well since they launched their site explorer and Gillian (@SEOmom) was keynote speaker at the Xiamen, China SMX (search marketing expo) in 2009. Really too bad I didn’t get to meet her today as she’s in Europe (she is always traveling internationally, that is how i know her, meeting her in … Continue reading Visiting more awesome Seattle tech companies – @SEOmoz

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Amazing Time Inside Seattle Startupweekend #SWSEA

The main reason I’m in USA is for facilitating this weekend’s Seattle Startup weekend, arriving here in Seattle late Wednesday night after a roadtrip up from San Francisco w/ Attila. The energy has been extreme – about 130 entrepreneurs checked in – overbooked with 80 on the waiting list! I’ll have to be honest, I was a bit nervous, being a facilitator in the USA Headquarters startup weekend with all eyes on me Friday night. Thursday I spent the day working alongside the team in the sweet new office they have here. Discussing how events in China have been, how … Continue reading Amazing Time Inside Seattle Startupweekend #SWSEA

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Getting Sweet Techie Gear in San Fran!

Jamming in as many meetings as I can during this short stopover in San Francisco, I was able to meet Kat from Modern Twist who came across my blog last week about how to import into China she emailed me while I was in Los Angeles. Going back and forth in emails, I realized I would be in San Francisco this week and we could meetup! Talk about random, but those random acts are what make life awesome and special. So we met up this morning to talk about her business, and the issues she is having importing some raw … Continue reading Getting Sweet Techie Gear in San Fran!