Teambuilding Sunday With Philippines E-Commerce Support Team

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 26 2012 | Comments (4)

Extended my Manila, Philippines trip a couple more days to wait for Leon to get back from Australia, and to have a teambuilding meeting with the e-commerce support team we have been building up here in Manila for a couple years. There have been a few hiccups along the way, due to my traveling and […]


Great times meeting Filipino Ecommerce experts at #ecom2012 DigitalFilipino

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 25 2012 | Comments (1)

About 100 people there mostly dealing with domestic filipino internet and ecommerce businesses. Again, like the manila coworking space I saw last night, I wish I knew about these networking groups and entrepreneuer spaces back in 2010 when I was investigating doing business in the Philippines. I love networking, and learning alongside other creative, hard […]


Visit to Manila Philippines’s Coworking Space

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 23 2012 | Comments (2)

Been back in the Philippines a bit over a day now, and been jammed with meetings to see the customer service agents helping the company here, as well as e-commerce logistics partner companies. Leon has been down in Manila for a month or so, and though he’s currently in training in Australia, he connected me […]


Preparing for Philippines Trip, SEO Conference, Feb 22 – 25

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 05 2012 | Comments (4)

Being as open I can be about my life, business, etc….I’m writing this post about my Philippines trip per my buddy Leon’s request to make plans around it. There are so many upcoming events! Next week is social media week Hong Kong and I’m going on Monday, Tuesday, maybe even Wednesday. Have Hero Meets Hero […]


Latest on the Philippines Drama…

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 16 2011 | Comments (2)

As a followup to the post opening up about staff problem in the Philippines where it was rumored a staff, the scholar, was hiding her pregnancy from us….and she has been missing a few weeks now, and while there aren’t any comments on the post, I received a lot of private feedback from business associates, […]


Making the Best From a Lose-Lose Situation.

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 09 2011 | Comments (2)

Been holding back on this blog post, but seems now is the time to really “let it out” and tell everyone this one burning issue I’ve had the past couple weeks, as I felt the world falling down on top of me….my customer service trusted


Mixing Together Chinese + Filipino Staff, Cultural Differences Highlighted

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 07 2011 | Comments (0)

Today had lunch at Marie’s house, saw her baby Carlos, met her auntie Malou (he first time to China, normally I meet her in Manila!) and also had Amy join us (Amy is my Chinese assistant). So it would be a time to see Carlos again, now at day 9, before seeing her at “day […]


Single Moms In The Philippines

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jul 02 2011 | Comments (23)

As I bounce around Philippines, Hong Kong, and China, I so constantly run into single Filipino mothers working to support their children and family. I think its the biggest problem in the Philippines, and its a deep rooted problem that I wonder if I am even qualified enough to blog about…I will try my best […]


The Aftermath After Vacation While Running Your Own Business

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 29 2011 | Comments (1)

Really did my best to de-stress…but the emails and “wired” self that I am I couldn’t help but try to reply to urgent emails and monitor emails as they flowed in. Being an open, social media, blogger dude, I would openly tell people I’m trying to take a vacation. Most of the time people would […]


Tropical MBA – Spent a Couple Days at the First One!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 23 2011 | Comments (5)

Attending this tropicalmba event was a big reason for my trip down to the Philippines (I have been meaning to get down here for months), to find + network with like-minded internet entrepreneurs. The event is the first of its kind, to be a month long networking / community / sharing session for internet entrepreneurs […]


Outlining My Philippines Schedule, Mix of Business + Pleasure

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 20 2011 | Comments (1)

Spent most of this Sunday, FATHER’S DAY (miss you dad….), traveling between Hong Kong to Manila. Hour delay on the plane (not so bad) and had my “Philippines family” to greet me at the airport (technically Marie’s family, but heck, I love em!) Her aunt Malou and brother Roc Roc (in the photos) as well […]


On the Road Again, Heading Back to the Philippines

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 19 2011 | Comments (2)

Sure, I have been traveling a lot between Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Dongguan a lot the past six months, but I don’t really consider it traveling…as my friend Marshall put it, its basically commuting! I just can’t seem to stop working and traveling on the road,constant traveling since maybe March last year. Its addicting, and […]


Focusing + Organizing Upcoming Week: Shenzhen, Dongguan, Hong Kong, Philippines

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 12 2011 | Comments (0)

Maybe its insanity to say this, but bouncing around these places is getting to be normal life for me. I did take a break last week and “stay in Hong Kong” for 7 solid days straight. The chaos is being tamed….or I’m just getting used to it. I’m taking the weekend in Shenzhen now, been […]


Couchsurfer Visitor in Hong Kong from Cebu Philippines

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jun 10 2011 | Comments (4)

I have been sometimes questioning if its worth taking time for these meetups, they do take time when some friends say I could be sitting behind computer working. But then things like meeting old friends in new places come up, using social media to exponentially grow trust and relationships all around the globe. So this […]


Life Is Too Short, Creating A Scholarship Fund in Philippines

Posted by Michael Michelini | May 13 2011 | Comments (23)

Not sure what crazy mood I’m in, but I’m sitting here thinking….I may die tomorrow….and what gets the most joy out of my life. Its changing lives. I enjoy seeing someone learn and be able to create opportunity for themselves. While most of 2011 I have been in South China and Hong Kong, I do […]


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