A Real Vacation, Trip to Boracay, But a Struggle To Get There + Back!

In travel by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I believe everyone realizes I am past due on a vacation…and finally I got one, whether I wanted it or not! Spent the whole day saturday traveling from Puerto Galera to Boracay, just for the record: Full day of traveling on Saturday: 6:30am wake up in Muelle pier, Puerto Galera. Boat leaves ON time 7am, but not a direct boat, …

Delayed Departure May Have Been Worth It

In business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Writing this from the bus in Batangas, finally able to “escape” the island of Puerto Galera. Over 2 days delayed from leaving due to typhoon missing my friend Bas’s birthday in Dau, and a few other tropical MBA attendees missing their flights tio thailand and korea….and I really hope I don’t miss my flight today to Boracay (12:20pm departure, typing …

Outlining My Philippines Schedule, Mix of Business + Pleasure

In philippines business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

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 as another friend I just …

On the Road Again, Heading Back to the Philippines

In philippines business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

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 once you create a work …

Successful Shenzhen Ecommerce Meetup #5 – Mobile Theme

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini0 Comments

As I’ve been saying, doing tons of networking these days….I do enjoy it the most, its like link building people…and connecting people to add value to society does give me that sense of fulfillment. This saturday was our 5th Shenzhen ecommerce meetup, and trying to theme each meeting, we built it around mobile and location based services. We had 3 …

Successful 5th Meetup, Mobile Marketing

In News by Michael Michelini0 Comments

This saturday was our 5th Shenzhen ecommerce meetup, and trying to theme each meeting, we built it around mobile and location based services. We had 3 speakers: Larry Salibra, CEO Appartisan Mobile Apps, Guangzhou – speaking on apple mobile app development market 郑伟彤 (Peter Zheng), Product Director in Kingdee, speaking on Business Model of Kuaidi100.com Ryan McNamara , Marketing Director, …

Successful Network PRD meetup, more Shenzhen Networking

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Last night Network PRD group in Shenzhen re-ignited the meetups after taking some time off (last event I see is November 27, 2010 – EUCCC 10th Anniversary Charity Event – The Kempinski. David Shomaker wanted to bring it back and asked me and 9 others to volunteer helping promote and organize a new series of monthly events. This was the …

Adapt, Why Success Always Starts With Failure – Book Review

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Committed my Sunday afternoon to finishing this book “Adapt, Why Success Always Starts with Failure” by Tim Harford, this excerpt really got my interest we are blinder than we think (page 17)….Humans cannot make the right decision every time, we have to learn by failure, we have to have courage to try, and have to have the right balance of …

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

In china business, hong kong business, philippines business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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 trying to cut down meetings …

How Overseas Filipino Maids Get Jobs In Hong Kong

In hong kong business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Being an open minded guy, I have been talking to a Filipina live-in maid who just quit her job with an “employer”. She is a nice 26 year old girl, here in Hong Kong maybe 1 year. She has been working for an Indian household, and she said it was a horrible experience…being treated poorly..I don’t have much details, but …

Chinese Often Want to Escape China + Study Overseas

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Yes, maybe a bit drastic heading, but so many times I meet Chinese that are desperate to study overseas. Similar to buying foreign products….Chinese seem to trust products not made in their own country more than their own domestic products. And its almost funny, because Americans and foreigners are buying up all the “Made In China” products, while Chinese themselves …