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Trip Plan: Hong Kong / Shenzhen / Guangzhou

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Heading Back to the South China Insanity Just a quick update – been dealing with recovery from burning season a bit (still) in Chiang Mai but now all is good / it is over. Right now preparing for a wild trip for 5 intense days in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. As it is easier to send my business colleagues …

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Grabbing a Few Little Physical Memories

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Grabbing a Few Little Physical Memories Walking on the beach we just want to grab something. Kids want to “take this, keep that”. Humans, why do we want to horde and grab things? I did grab some things while walking along the beach as well. My kids asked me why, and I plan to throw the shell back before I …

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Took Kids To The Beach (Amazing Vibes)

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Wow, the feeling you get when your kids put their water in the ocean. I have taken them to the beach before (I remember when I visited my family in Florida we all got in the water) – but maybe they are old enough to appreciate it now. The ocean, something about the sheer size of the ocean and the …

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The Food You Eat (You Are What You Eat?)

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Been getting mostly positive feedback on the I don’t drink blog post here. Some say I am hiding behind my blog to avoid confrontation – sure, that makes some sense – but at the same time it has already helped prepare people in advance so no misunderstandings. If you just want to hear what I can and cannot eat – …

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Reminder Of Family Bonding, In Southeast Asia

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The Family Bonding In Southeast Asia Definitely more “cowboys and indians” style here in Southeast Asia compared to the last few years in Shenzhen. Actually it is mind-blowing to think how fast Shenzhen, China developed from seeing things like this photo featured today into a police state where nothing like this seems even possible anymore. I took the photo in …

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Book Review: This Is The Answer

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As a Dan Norris fanboy, I gladly accepted the chance to be an earlier reader of his latest masterpiece, “This is The Answer”. Warning – Do Not Read This Before Going To Bed Now, I often recommend not to read business books at night as it gets your brain flowing too much and you won’t be able to get much …

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Re-Entering The Bar Products Online Retail Industry

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Re-entering the Bar Products industry A bit early stage to say anything, but hey – this is my random personal blog and I have been wanting to get it out of my head for a while. So my first e-commerce business, that I started in 2005, well technically started on eBay in 2004 but launched the website in May 2005 …

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Memories of Alpha House, Hong Kong

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My friend, and previous landlord in Hong Kong – Andre Martin (@AndreMartin) created this lego replica of our office / house / activity space / podcast recording studio in Hong Kong Here is what he said in his whatsapp to me: This is where a lot of blood, sweat, and tears went in to Global From Asia. I remember crossing …

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Mike’s Blog turns 12 years old

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This blog turns 12 On March 26, 2007 I started this blog. I had quit my job on Wall Street – at Deutsche Bank – and was going full time entrepreneur – selling bar products online (which we had been doing since 2004) and sourcing from China (a new domain was registered then – I enjoy just blogging. I …

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Imagine Being Stuck in China?

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Imagine Not being able to leave China? Foreigner Who CAN’T Leave China (When I was Saying Foreigners Are Leaving China) So today I’m sharing the opposite issue of what I have been through and noticing – instead of the trend of foreigners leaving China – today we have a friend who can’t leave! John Graham, a friend and expat in …

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Turn My Kids into Youtubers?

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Make My Kids a Youtube Channel? As a dad, and content creator, and former vlogger (I may return, but in a new shape and form), I do like the concept of documenting my kids growing up. Today’s day and age you can do so much more than simply marking their height on a door frame You can record the kids …

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Slowing Down My Buying From Strangers

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As a life long lover of, shall we say creating, or maybe inbound marketing, I have gotten a bit addicted to reading Flippa listings. It started as an idea from ViperChill to get inspiration and ideas on internet marketing by reading what marketers are doing to boost their sites fast and flip them on Flippa. He never said to buy …

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Amazing Staff Email

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Getting Emails Like This Makes Me Warm and Fuzzy Inside It has been a stressful few days, but then again when isn’t it stressful? Got a nice email from Ling Ling – a team member from 10 years ago! Yes, 10 years ago. It was 2008 when she worked for me, doing sourcing work in our Shenzhen, China office. For …