Coming back from Philippines to China, and just passed the border into hong kong and its always a sight….its kinda sad, but i don’t get in the line where there are africans or middle eastern….because almost definitely they are going to take longer to process…and almost 75% of the time have to be interrogated by border patrol supervisors, being my …
For my last day on this current Philippines visit, I paid a visit to a local Quezon City job training center. I had visited a couple weeks ago and was invited to come back towards the end of this term’s semester to do evaluations and test them on their english and job interview skills, as well as consider some new …
It sounds really cool, but it does get exhausting! Tuesday afternoon I’m flying back to Hong Kong. What is even more wild is I’m not sure where I’ll be sleeping on Tuesday night – Hong Kong, Shenzhen, or Zhongshan, as there are a few projects and schedules I need to firm up tomorrow. Can’t believe its almost been a month …
How does eating 18 day aged balut taste at 3am in Manila, Philippines – this white guy explains.
This title may be a bit strange, but it has come up a few times to me privately. I like to think of myself as a pretty approachable and friendly guy, an open networker. Because of this, I often introduce various friends to other groups of friends. As my contacts are sometimes of various extremes, in either financial, cultural, or …
As I have said, I don’t believe in people FAILING, I think its part of growing, gaining experience, and finding what we are really meant to be and do with our lives. Losing something might be positive, as they say in China. Many people only think “small businesses” or startups fail. But while working in Deutsche Bank, there many internal …
Keep that in mind, everyone wants to GET PAID, but its also about growing, learning, and experiencing. So I titled this after a great quote from Jim Rohn : Its not what we are getting, its what we are becoming – Jim Rohn Life is exactly about that. So many people are pre-occupied with what is in their bank account, …
When I first came to Asia, I assumed EVERYTHING would be cheaper, hey, its made here, right? During the iphone 4 backorder, many of my friends in USA asked me if I could buy it for them directly in Shenzhen, China. But in China, you pay more for electronics – and EVEN the iphone 4 is not available yet. There …
My whole life, I have had different forms of negative people and negative energy around me, I think we all have. I am going to go through a few I can remember 1) Freshman year of high school – running for class president – As in previous posts, I reluctantly went to a small catholic high school rather then the …
hey, i’m DEFINITELY not an expert or have any experience in raising a child (god willing, hope to one day) but I thought I would just reflect on what I’ve noticed the past few years in China and now in Philippines about child upbringing to what I know and have experienced in America and heard from friends in most of …
A birthday reminder is popping up for my old friend Robert (BoB) Aniello, who committed suicide in 1997. I don’t want to delete him from my contacts – I don’t want to forget him, so let’s remember BoB.
What shapes us as individuals? Sure, I’ve read books that we are products of our environment but its what we do each and every day OURSELVES that creates who we are too. In today’s digital world, one thing most of us do each day is LOGIN online, to our computers, our emails, etc. These are things we have control over, …
I’ve always hesitated to do too much self promotion on my personal blog….but recently after so many people seem to be confused on what I do for a living, and the recent EXPLOSION of “personal branding” and the convergence of personal lives and professional lives, I decided to add some small banner ads on the right side here on my …
So last week i thought it would be fun to have the staff here try to sell some of products in the Philippines, starting with our exclusive new product, the electrapour. Had a carton shipped over from china last week from a friend. Takes about a week to arrive (via EMS) and we get a note on the door that …
Its true, many of us are SPOILED with too much time, too many resources, and it makes us LAZY. It makes us INEFFICIENT. We take it for granted, we don’t utilize all that we have around us…… In the article, from the under 30 CEO blog When they first launch their companies, they will rent a nice office, lease a …
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