Digital Detox Rocks!

In productivity by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Seriously wish I did this years and years ago. Been kinda dragging along the past year or so with daily alerts and notifications. We are really becoming slaves to our phones, to the internet. Checking our notifications is the biggest addiction. I do come on each day to write, been still growing the parts of the Global From Asia course …

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Happy Birthday, My Dear Maggie

In family friends, vlog by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Sneaking in some internet action on my “Digital Detox” to share my amazing daughter’s first year birthday. The snow princess. Born on the coldest day EVER for Shenzhen, China last year – she truly is an ice queen 🙂 We are here in the middle of nowhere Guangdong province. One of those Ghost cities in China that the American news …

Going to Try To Take a Week Off!

In family friends by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Can you believe it? I don’t think it is possible, but the last week of January I am going to try to not check my computer or my phone – at least not too much. It is Chinese New Year anyway, so most of China is on lock down and closed for business. But normally I’m working on website development …

You know you’ve been in China too long when……

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Good one I’ve sen going around Wechat groups today – sharing here on the blog for the records 😉 A bunch of these I am guilty of…. “knowing when you’ve been in China too long”…. 1. You’re at an expensive western restaurant and don’t even notice the guy at the next table yelling into his cell phone 2. You enjoy …

2017 Is The Beginning of a New Cycle

In business, motivation by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Its a New Year – What’s the Plan? I’m really so excited for this year. One cool thing I heard from my friend QY on her Facebook is we are at the beginning of a new “cycle” (cycle of what, I’m not too sure) – but here it goes: 2016 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9 …

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Taking This Photo Made Me Think Of My Childhood

In family friends by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Walking around a local park in Shenzhen, China on New Years Day with the family – what could be cooler? Having a flashback of your own childhood during the walk. And that is what happened – there is a construction area at the park where they buried the crane instead of moving it – guessing its for kids to play …

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2016 Year End Review

In business, vlog by Michael Michelini0 Comments

(testing combining a blog post and a video blog as 1 WordPress post, feedback appreciated!) Technically today is Jan 1, 2017 – while it is always confusing me to make separate blog posts about last year and one for the coming year – I’m gonna merge them up in my morning brain dump today. Quarter 1 2016 – Full Time …