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Making Mike’s Blog Something Bigger

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As each new year comes closer – let’s all make our plans and see how we can grow. Take things up a notch. Mike’s blog is a great domain, and I want to do a lot more with it. For now it has just been a place for me to record the stuff in my head and also be a …

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Back in China – Back on Track

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I’m going to et back on track. Jeez that was a once in a lifetime (I hope) experience. Traveling to USA with 2 kids without your wife is something I do not recommend. The language issues trying to speak with her sister, and the kids hyper activeness and trying to communicate with my family too. While it is something I …

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Back in Asia! Both New Years are Over. What is Up?

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Back in Asia – Both New Years Are Over – What Is Up! So we are in 2018 and in the Chinese New Year of the Dog – finally a full “new year” I’m getting over jet lag – pro tip – don’t take kids on international flights. Make adults travel, not kids! Actually Maggie is still not fully adjusted …

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Preparing to Return to China

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Preparing to Return to China Wow, that was fast – well – not really! Mike’s Blog 166 Mikesblog.com/chinareturn2018 Its that time again – time to board the flight and fly to the other side of the world – to China. This time I am ready to go back more than ever. The trip served the main purpose – kids to …

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Hello Colombia – Business Expansion Trip

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Hello Colombia – Business Expansion Trip Yes, on top of all this madness – I’m going to Colombia for a couple days. Mike’s Blog 165 Mikesblog.com/visitcolombia While planning this USA trip, I have been in discussions in Global From Asia expanding to Colombia and South America. Claudia which helped out with the China business workshop in Florida is a podcast …

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Road trip with the Kids

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Road trip with the Kids On the road again…. Mike’s Blog 164 https://mikesblog.com/kidsroadtrip We are on the road. Sticking in Florida – China Business Workshop just wrapped up a bit ago and time to enjoy the weekend. No more bugging my parents for a ride, rented a car for the rest of the trip. Nancy my sister in law took …

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Appreciate the Cards You Are Dealt

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Appreciate the Cards You Are Dealt Mike’s Blog 162 Well, been a few days now in Florida – and already missing Wendy, my wife. Still a big shocker on that hard decision to have to leave her by herself in Hong Kong International Airport and separate her from her kids for a few weeks. Sure, we can harp on this …

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Ready for Takeoff and Leaving Wife Behind?

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Update- So many people messaging me about the 10 year visa renewal – I had to link to it here – https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/electronic-visa-update-system-evus/frequently-asked-questions Here’s the gist: What is the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)? EVUS is the online system used by nationals of China holding a 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa periodically to update basic biographic information to facilitate …

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Sometimes Doing Things You Don’t Like to Do

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Sometimes Doing Things You Don’t Like to Do Woke up at 4:30am today – which is early even for me (I’m a 5:30am riser). Set the alarm on my watch (still using a Pebble!) as well as asked the hotel receptionist to call me. A bit nervous. Mike’s Blog 158 You know that feeling, when you wake up and the …

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Twitter header size dimensions

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You will be acquainted with the fact that Twitter has launched its new design for the general public. It seems that people are falling in love with the new layout. In the beginning, I was rather bemused by the concept of having a massive cover photo on my profile but I presume this is the fashion now and we will …