Buying from Hong Kong into Mainland China for Family – Mike’s new life (Video)

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 08 2014 | Comments (0)

Trying out this video blogging, been blogging on http://mikesblog.com since 2007 and think now I gotta step it up and talk on video! Here I discuss how I am regularly going to Hong Kong from Shenzhen, China to do business, but have my family asking me to carry back certain goods – a bit more […]


A Chinese Milestone: Miles Reaches 100 Days

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 01 2014 | Comments (8)

Been so appreciative to be a father and a husband. Living the mixed life of a Westerner and a “Local Chinese”, but feel a bit more local Chinese lately. As with everything I have noticed in my life, it is best to embrace than resist. My son Miles now has passed 3 months (born on […]


Following these 4 Points to be a good father “PCPF”

Posted by Michael Michelini | Aug 17 2014 | Comments (2)

Happy Sunday everyone. I’ve been hanging at home with the family almost the whole weekend. Even after just a couple months I have witnessed my son grow bigger and heavier. I can only imagine how fast he will grow up. And like many say – I appreciate my parents so much now – I think […]


5 Reflection Points After 6 weeks In as an American daddy in China

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 13 2014 | Comments (0)

I think everyone knows becoming a parent is a life changer. I knew it as well going into this. Today i am sharing some of my experience and inspirations after 6 weeks of being a daddy. I have to say, i never knew when i would be ready to become a husband and a father. […]


Need Help Bringing Baby Milk Powder & Diapers from Hong Kong into China

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 10 2014 | Comments (2)

About a month and a half in as a new daddy, and have had friends asking me if they can help me by bringing in things from Hong Kong when they are coming in to China. So I will make this a blog post for a quick reference to send people who ask me, as […]


That Feeling You Get When You Hold Your Baby for the First Time (w/ video)

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 21 2014 | Comments (8)

This is what makes life living for. I promise it is one of the last “baby update” blogs for a while and I’ll get back on track. But really, this blog has always been titled “Happiness in Pursuit” and right now, this is a major milestone. After 26 days since my first born son, Miles, […]


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

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 12 2014 | Comments (4)

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 […]


Life is beautiful, life is precious, life is short, life is fragile – Appreciate Life!

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 29 2014 | Comments (9)

 I’ve been unusually quiet on this blog, I have been waiting for the right time to post an update – as just about 4 days ago I become a father to a newly born baby, Miles.  I shared the joy on my social media as soon as he was born, but sadly it has been […]


5 Experiences Living with my Chinese Family in Law

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 01 2014 | Comments (4)

So the Chinese in-laws are here to help. Seems in Chinese culture, that the whole Chinese family works together to support each other. May as well embrace it


Turning 33 – Focused, Determined, & Family-Man to be

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 02 2014 | Comments (8)

No big birthday party this year – I’m maturing. I’m focused. I’m executing. I see a path. I have great friends who support me, and give me great advice when I’m in need. I may be under some of the greatest stress I’ve ever been – but good friends are stepping up giving me amazing […]


Process of Marriage between an American (Westerner) Marrying a Mainland Chinese

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 04 2014 | Comments (0)

I remember the beginning thought process of marrying Wangxia, and this blog post is more about the “logistics” of the process rather than the “love story” – hope this blog title isn’t too deceiving. I had asked around some of my American friends who were married to Mainland Chinese women about what the process is […]


Finally in Florida, Visiting Parent’s after almost 3 years

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 08 2014 | Comments (4)

Finally arrived in Florida – some have asked why I waited so long in this USA roadtrip to get to Florida – well, I have been booking my China / international flights to the West Coast to save a few hundred dollars and then (in other trips) use my airline points to fly domestically in […]


Meeting Long Lost Family in New York City!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 05 2014 | Comments (2)

This effects from this blog continues to amaze me and influence my life! Last Friday afternoon I received a call from an unknown number in New York. He said he is my long lost uncle on my Russian grandmother’s side – I have to admit, as much as I try to be open minded, I […]


Wedding Recap & Pics

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jan 15 2014 | Comments (16)

I feel like my blog has definitely spun to be more personal than business lately, but I promise to add more business like posts now that the wedding insanity is behind us. Weddings I imagine are always stressful. For me, that Saturday last weekend, was also extremely stressful. I think the main concern / worry […]


“The China Wedding” Our Unconventional Wedding, Sat. Jan 11, 2014 – RSVP today!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Nov 11 2013 | Comments (6)

Lots of “personal” blog posts lately, I’ll even it out with some business stuff soon enough. Just a lot of life changing stuff happening now! Today being single’s day in China (November eleventh is all single digits – 11-11, so the Chinese like to call it Singles day), Wangxia and I thought it would be […]


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