landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada!

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freezing my arse off in Halifax! he won’t sell britney spears! This CD shop I stopped by, the owner refuses to sell music that he doesn’t like…he has a cool dog too!late last night landed in Halifax. My buddy from College, Salem, picked me up. We’re roadtripping through Montreal and then to Hoboken / NYC. He’s relocating back there after …

Survived Cyber Monday – Who Needs an MBA?? Experience!

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Feel like I’ve passed some kind of test. Retail site New York Bar Store survived a rough couple weeks……internal employee issues…operations….chargebacks….but we manage…regroup…and move on. I remember I was thinking of getting an MBA…but you know what? 1) I never liked school – I like to study what I want to use in life. 2) I don’t want to pay …

We are Products of our Environment.

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Been meaning to read this book “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell for a couple years (my friend Laird gifted it to me), saw it on the bookshelf last week and read right through it last night…definitely highly recommended for anyone – good for both professional and personal growth. Below is a quick sentence I copied down and will try …

Happy Turkey Day

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gobble gobble. no real photos to post – spent thanksgiving w/ my parents at the neighbor’s house here….saw their China room, ate a bunch, and talked to a ton of retired people in the community….trying to soak up the perspective. Later in the day…watched dodgeball movietraded some futures on RMB, EUR, and crudetalked to India factory about stainless steel bar …

Discouraging Day….Many Negatives Landsliding

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maybe i’m overworked? maybe overwhelmed? maybe just complaining….but man….started late sunday night with some bank issues – bloodsuckers always find new ways to hit you with fees… Just feel like I keep paying out…. One of my friends / contractors just dropped the ball with emails and phone calls, and for the past week seems like they’ve been piling up …

American Chinese Fortune Cookie

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readjusting to things and my mom wanted to head to a chinese buffet so she could have me tell her the differences with chinese food in America and that in China….well there is no comparison…its barely the same thing – but in all fairness, don’t think people in the USA would like to have to work so hard to get …

I’m in this new Life Stage called “Odyssey”

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My mom left this article for me to read on the desk – very interesting…..and I would agree true to life – a New York Times article by David Brooks – Odyssey – during this decade, 20-somethings go to school and take breaks from school. They live with friends and they live at home. They fall in and out of …

Time with the Family – Remembering Old Times

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Spending the past few days with the family – mom, dad, grandma, uncle Gary – browsing old photos, sharing stories of China and life – amazing how things have changed. My whole family has moved / transplanted from Connecticut to Florida….its mid November and i’m sweating as I write this on the back porch! Anyway. scanned in some old school …

back in the USA

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arrived back in the states about 12 hours ago….measured how long it took me….lets see – I left my hotel in Beijing about 11am local time (10pm ET) and arrived in Miami Airport 10:30pm (11:30am next day China) so about 24 hours of traveling…..I usually don’t sleep on planes…but I kept catching myself knocked out sleeping in weird positions w/ …

Beijing Furniture factory and Bug Street Market

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check out the girl’s shirt badge…won’t type the word… The factory worked I talked to but she had NO IDEA what mo-fo’r meant…in english…thought it was a cool shirt! Been a wild couple days….. well worth my extending the trip a bit more! Today was fun filled….visited a furniture / chair factory 2 hours outside of Beijing….not too cold so …

Extended my Stay in China!

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As the end of my China trip approached…I kept on meeting more and more people- this more and more places to go, people to see, connections to make – yesterday I got in touch w/ Mainland China Trading & Consulting I work with from Texas, Murray and Hui, as well as had a 2nd meeting scheduled w/ the China Internet …

words of encouragement from Felicity

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Today has been a reflective day….spent the majority of my day finding an office in the business district…man I need to learn Chinese….no one here speaks English….and I find the IT / internet company – and I meet with the VP of Strategic Development…and I pitch my idea…he likes it overall (it seemed) but of course I have a lot …

Climbed the Great Wall

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at the base Friend I met on the Walk up BIG fishie I saw at a pit stop before the great wall one hell of a day of some tour company saying 50RMB to get to the great wall, just get there at 8:30am – hahah didnt get to the Great Wall until 4:30pm!!! so many side tracks, bus changes, …

halloween night in Shanghai – today Beijing..

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so I ventured out of my hotel solo last night to take advantage of the Shanghai halloween festivities….usually I go out at least w/ a supplier, friend of a friend, or random dude from the hotel, but no dice this Halloween night and i’m not one to sit hotel on a night like that!! so off I went…had a bartender …