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Extended my Stay in China!

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As the end of my China trip approached…I kept on meeting more and more people- this more and more places to go, people to see, connections to make – yesterday I got in touch w/ Mainland China Trading & Consulting I work with from Texas, Murray and Hui, as well as had a 2nd meeting scheduled w/ the China Internet …

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words of encouragement from Felicity

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Today has been a reflective day….spent the majority of my day finding an office in the business district…man I need to learn Chinese….no one here speaks English….and I find the IT / internet company – and I meet with the VP of Strategic Development…and I pitch my idea…he likes it overall (it seemed) but of course I have a lot …

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Climbed the Great Wall

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at the base Friend I met on the Walk up BIG fishie I saw at a pit stop before the great wall one hell of a day of some tour company saying 50RMB to get to the great wall, just get there at 8:30am – hahah didnt get to the Great Wall until 4:30pm!!! so many side tracks, bus changes, …

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halloween night in Shanghai – today Beijing..

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so I ventured out of my hotel solo last night to take advantage of the Shanghai halloween festivities….usually I go out at least w/ a supplier, friend of a friend, or random dude from the hotel, but no dice this Halloween night and i’m not one to sit hotel on a night like that!! so off I went…had a bartender …

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laptop screen cracked

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been difficult to access internet now that my laptop monitor is formally smashed to the point I wish it had that white fuzzy flickering it once had…ah well….need to fous on experiencing the culture than surfing the net anyway… been using starbux as a base for my research and development….have a bunch of coffee, notepads, cell phones….and a book on …

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Shanghai

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whoever told me you don’t need to speak Chinese in Shanghai was full of it….at least where i’m staying, the taxis – no one speaks english! I have to use my friend’s text messages in Chinese characters to tell the cabbie where to drop me off….and the volume of bikes, scooters, people walking, running, cars driving in the left lane …

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my chinese name

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extremely exhausted from my last 24 hours of Shenzhen Trade show, factory visit, dinner and drinks w/ supplier, early morning flight from Shenzhen to Shanghai…and all the detailed madness in between….. detailed madness….I like that though I sound british… Mike in Chinese Update – It was changed to be more unique – 迈理倪 (Mai Li Ni)

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Survived some food poisoning – minor speed bump

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so it was bound to happen…hit some food poisoning sunday evening….still hit trade shows, visited factories, and snapped some pics w/ trade show models… getting good at this game….but more questioning of the food…. Met some Manufacturers I’ve done biz w/ before and gotta get the trade show models….

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too much to even write….brain overload….

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man….I just sat down at my desk here in the guestroom of my friend’s apt in Hong Kong…and wow….I have collected so much freakin’ stuff tons of brochures, catalogs, business cards – all of which could be fruitful business relationships that would take a lifetime to build to full potential money in all sorts of currencies lucky charms from indian …

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awesome quite for the current timing

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=========== The trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. ~ Erica Jong =========== that is a sweet quote – especially for how I’ve been feeling lately…emotional roller coaster…..but the more difficult decisions in life, the better you will become, stronger, and more experienced for the next time. Don’t ever give up your hope and your dream. …

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switching domains

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changing my domain from freedom.happinessinpursuit.com to just blog.michaelmichelini.com to mikesblog.com too hard to remember happiness in pursuit!! and this blog is basically about me and my travels…. ok back to the china factory! {whip cracking}

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goose feet and entrepreneurship

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hong kong / asia / china – I have never been surrounded by such hard working, ambitious entrepreneurs ever in my life! It is like a kid in a candy store…so many people to talk about – FROM ALL OVER the world….south america, dubai, canada, australia, india, pakistan, china, phillipines…its amazing – maybe its just this sourcing fair that is …