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

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 12 2014 | Comments (2)

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 […]


Sharing a USA Experience Through A Chinese Person’s Eyes

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 02 2014 | Comments (4)

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 […]


Conclusions from My USA Roadtrip

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 21 2014 | Comments (2)

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 […]


Hyper-Fast Memory Lane in Hartford, Connecticut

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 03 2014 | Comments (0)

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 […]


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

Posted by Michael Michelini | Oct 07 2013 | Comments (4)

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 […]


Why USA Internet and China Internet will continue to Separate

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 15 2013 | Comments (2)

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 […]


More USA University Connections Visiting me in China

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 09 2012 | Comments (0)

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 […]


Back in China, Summary + Reflections from USA trip

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 26 2012 | Comments (5)

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 […]


Heading Back to China, Bringing Back Tons of USA Developments

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 23 2012 | Comments (0)

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 […]


Visiting more awesome Seattle tech companies – @SEOmoz

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 22 2012 | Comments (0)

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 […]


Amazing Time Inside Seattle Startupweekend #SWSEA

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 20 2012 | Comments (3)

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 […]


Getting Sweet Techie Gear in San Fran!

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 16 2012 | Comments (2)

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 […]


Arriving in San Francisco – Quick 2 days to maximize!

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 15 2012 | Comments (1)

Exciting time in USA! I’m typing this Monday morning (Cali time) in a San Francisco hotel. Attila, reading my news of coming to USA, met me in LA to spend the trip w/ me together all the way from LA to Seattle. I was supposed to fly from LA to Seattle this Wednesday – but […]


First Day in Los Angeles! On Live Radio talking China business!

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 11 2012 | Comments (1)

Exhausting first day in LA! Not even here 24 hours and on a live radio broadcast in Hollywood! My friend R. Victoria who’ve I been talking to on twitter and also dialed into their show via phone in the past invited me to today’s radio show. The show is Money and Music that is broadcast […]


Final Meetings in China before USA trip – Representing Chinese in America!

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 08 2012 | Comments (6)

Feel like a torch bearer….grabbing as many notes, ideas, connections as I can in my mind to pass along between USA and China. Love it, and its become what I do for a lifestyle. Two full days this week in Shenzhen, China before heading to USA on Wednesday and I jammed as many meetings and […]


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