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Olympic Torch Passes Shenzhen, China today!

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talk about insanity – this morning I heard the torch would be passing down the street from the building here…..so hey, lets go after lunch and check it out….I think 50% of the city was on the streets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! people climbing palm trees (see photo), standing on bus stops. Super hot today too! Umbrellas everywhere!! I feel the energy, the olympic …

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I think I’m happy!

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Can’t sleep….the usual lately…my brain is working overtime….I’m physically exhausted, but just can’t stop thinking about international business….I love every minute of it. Sure, I get completely stressed out at certain moments, situations where I seem to be at the mercy of the luck – but it pans out. Spread my bets out, don’t get in too deep with one …

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Hong Kong – Keep Pushing forward

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spent the past few days in Hong Kong – trade show, networking, business banking – can’t stop pushing forward… stopped by the Hong Kong Harbor last night – snapped a quick photo of a “thinker”. Who is this guy, what is going through his life right now, what is he….Pondering? Putting yourself in others shoes sometimes….where is he, 24 hours …

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Different Types of Dangers when Leaving Home Country

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Haha – this was in yesterday’s paper getting scanned and emailed around the expat community here. Don’t mess with a lady and her Pineapple Cart! Been a busy week and a half here – my buddy Eric Cheng and his crew came for the weekened, stopping by Shenzhen before heading to his family’s village, Shanghai, etc. Company is rolling along …

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My Chinese Birthday Celebration

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hit the 2-7 today – have a few years before I’m 30 and gotta make a million! But like this blog’s title – Happiness in Pursuit – its all about the adventure….the places I have been, the people I have met along the way. That is richness. My staff here in the photo – Melissa and Kent – very good …

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Can’t Stop – Coming like a freight train

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In an extremely motivated mode again right now….Easter isn’t celebrated in China so I’ve been spending the weekend doing office housekeeping…laying out the desks, moving things around…and general strategizing…. Feel like its taken months and months of time, but I am so pumped becase I am blazing a path that was the dream I can think of since I remember. …

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Got to Think Long Term

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Reading a lot of articles today…between financial distasters and leaders getting shun…its got to be a much harder time for some compared to me – but I have put my money where my mouth is – building an international business in the face of a market crash is difficult – but believe this is a smart long term move – …

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Sad watching the US Economy

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                man….Monday morning here in China (Sunday night in USA)….read the news about Bear Sterns going bankrupt (well really selling out @ $2.00 to JP Morgan) that stock was $150 before I quit Deutsche Bank last year…and mid $60s last week or so….wow. talk about losing everything. I talked to my friend Dana …

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Go Karts, Condom Noses, Full Lamb Roast

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Wow, wish I had brought my video camera for this one – last night at a bachelor party dinner our friend here from Germany shows us his trick – Pull a condom through your nose / nostril and then out your mouth!! It was painful to watch…..very freaky… But I love this – had a South African snort up a …

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ok try number 2

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DIdn’t expect so many people would call me out on that one – but hey…I sent the youtube video back to the manufacturer and she explained I’m supposed to cut the ends of the lemons off first… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAJ96DF3yw4&hl=en] Hustling a lot lately….making things happen…after almost 3 months here I got my feel and know what I gotta do to take …

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Product Testing Can Be Fun

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Had to show some of my colleagues in USA a sample demonstration of a product we’re looking at…and instead of emailing it – why not upload to YouTube? My camerawoman / Assistant Melissa is recording…and it may be the beginning of a new video series…product testing in China…made fun [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtl3vTgwP4k]