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Happy Easter from Hong Kong, then Guangzhou

In family friends, travel by Michael Michelini12 Comments

Writing this Saturday evening (Holy Saturday) in my small apartment in Hong Kong. Making it an early night, and a relaxing night…I’ll be waking up around 7am tomorrow, Easter Sunday, and heading up to Shenzhen Bay border from Tin Hau CTS bus to meet up my friend Brent. I’ll catch a ride with him to the Canton Fair in Guangzhou. …

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Upgrading This Blog – New Template, Hosting

In social media by Michael Michelini2 Comments

In an effort to keep up with the new social media and internet marketing tools, I had to make some necessary upgrades to this blog. Wow, I wouldn’t have thought so, but the traffic to this website has been steadily increasing, to around 300 to 400 unique visitors per day! I am changing the hosting over the weekend, to make …

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Another Hong Kong Trade Show, Reflecting On My First Trip Here…

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

Came to Hong Kong this morning from Shenzhen, crossing the border, taking the bus to Wan Chai, knowing where to get quick food, stopping off at boot hk coworking space, preparing which booths I would visit, walking in, already being pre-registered for the show (therefore skipping the long line), going directly to the sections I am interested in, shake hands …

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Photos From Li Jia, Visit to Dongguan Factory City

In china business by Michael Michelini11 Comments

A couple weeks a photo journalist, Li Jia, came to the Dongguan Fiveislands ecommerce warehouse, but also other factories in the business network here in Chang An. Her main project was to interview and photograph the lives of factory women and their love life. I’ll save that blog post for once she gets me those photos, but in the meantime, …

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Another Trip to Guangzhou Canton Fair

In china business by Michael Michelini21 Comments

Been to Canton fair a few years now, thinking about my 2008 canton fair trip here. The Canton Fair is the biggest trade fair for Chinese factories to meet foreign buyers. Its held 2 times a year, in the spring (where we are now…) and then again in the fall. I met up with Larry who has his iphone app …

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9 Ways I’ve Become More Patient In China

In china business by Michael Michelini15 Comments

Took a few years but i am finally “broken in”… was something expats here told me would happen the longer i stayed here…..and I didn’t believe them! stop resisting and just let go. China is China, and its not going to change for some stupid white barbarian guy coming here. My last post I promised I would talk about comparing …

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Feel More Equipped, More Professional Then Ever

In business, travel by Michael Michelini2 Comments

maybe its my turning 30, the fact that i have made commitments to my career and basic geographical location…and getting used to being in the constant moving….I am constantly having an internal battle about why I am traveling so much….its exhausting, but I think its important to what I’m trying to do….bridge cultures and connect people. Its the life I …

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Foursquare Day Hong Kong #4sqhk – Social Media Continues Growth!

In hong kong business, social media by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I think foursquare is my favorite social media brand….It just seems to have a nice, warm fuzzy feeling about it that makes you get addicted to getting points, badges, chatting it up with your friends about locations you are going to or have been, and reading tips from complete strangers in new venues when you arrive. Today was “Foursquare Day” …

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4th Shenzhen Ecommerce Meetup

In Events, News by Michael Michelini1 Comment

The 4th meetup to be on Saturday May 14, The Shenzhen Internet Marketing Group is organizing a meetup on Saturday afternoon, May 14, in the afternoon from 1pm to approx 5 or 6pm. 1) cost – its FREE. the room is given to us for free from King Dee cmpany, and speakers are doing it as volunteers.  2) Directions, there …

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Survey for the 3rd Shenzhen E-commerce Meet-up

In Events, News by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Dear attendees of last Saturday’s 3rd Shenzhen Ecommerce Meeting, As promised, we are sending out this email to get more feedback from you guys on what you want from this Kindly take this short survey, link as follows: You can check the video for the 3rd meet up and the updated information regarding next event on the following …

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Featured on Chinese Tech News – Twitter vs. Weibo

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini5 Comments

While some may not believe, I survived to successfully enter China and speak about Twitter and Facebook promotion (amazing because the government forbids and blocks it). But Chinese businesses that need foreign customers (ie export businesses) NEED TO USE TWITTER AND FACEBOOK. Flat out, no questions asked, more and more, you need social media in order to compete in today’s …

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Making My Mother Cry

In family friends by Michael Michelini12 Comments

I think mothers always get a bit emotional during their child’s birthdays…remembering the birth and thinking how their son/daughter has grown over time. When I used to live at home on my birthday, my mom would put out photo albums of my birth date at the hospital and my early days growing up, the albums being left open on the …