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Kicking off OffChain Social Networking Meetups in Chiang Mai

In blog, Events by Michael Michelini

Just can’t help myself – need to network and connect with people – and doing that right off the bat here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Been attending Offchain (formerly Crypto Drinks) meetups in Shenzhen a bit, and Jonathan the organizer asked me to help co-organize the meetups in Chiang Mai since I’m moving here. The main organizer – she is …

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Art Gallery Show in Dafen Artist Village, Shenzhen, China

In blog, Events, vlog by Michael Michelini

My friend and business partner in Excalibur Brothers brand, Luciano, has a lot to celebrate – he has his art pieces on display at an art gallery – alongside blue chip artists’ work! As I prepare to leave China, I wanted to make sure to support Luciano and attend this art gallery beforehand. It took place in the DaFen oil …

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Moderating a Panel for HKTDC : Dialogue with Insiders – Insights into Sourcing like a Pro

In blog, business, e-commerce by Michael Michelini

On Thu, Aug 18, 2022 Mike will be a moderator and host of a HKTDC (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) event Thu, Aug 18, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM HKT TWO Asia-Pacific sourcing professionals will open a dialogue to share their experience and insight about Sourcing in Asia. It will cover the following areas: • Identify profitable products for …

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Getting a Body and Heart Checkup

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

We are all under huge stress and pressure these last few years. Kids home from school 1+ week, constant changes in business and workflows, moving, the list goes on and on. Finally, I felt I had to pay attention to the pains in my chest and get it looked at (well Wendy is the one who insisted). Monday, July 4 …

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Fathers Day 2022 – This is What Matters

In blog, family friends, vlog by Michael Michelini

And as a father of an 8 and 6 year old – this is what matters. The time I spend with them , support them, and encourage them to be good human beings. Maggie made a paper tie for me (in the photo) and insisted I wear it as soon as she returned home from school on Friday. Snapped a …

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Proposal Party for Chris & Cindy ZhuZhu

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

It was a pleasure to be part of Chris Davey + Cindy “Zhuzhu”s wedding proposal party. Finally! After a few re-scheduling (I think mostly due to lockdown and COVID restrictions for the first half of 2022) it finally happened on Saturday June 11, 2022. Up in Mission Hills of Shenzhen (originally Huizhou but the rainy season changed that plan) – …

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Our Family’s 2022 Living Situation (Visa/School)

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

Hi friend, I’m thinking why not just make it a blog post: So quite a few friends have been curious why am I still in China. And what is the plan. Last weekend the family took a trip to Huizhou city to look for options, but I think we need to step back and share the full story: July/ Aug …

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Trip To HuiZhou (Hunt for Next Home)

In blog, family friends, vlog by Michael Michelini

On the hunt, again. Wendy and I want to stick in 1 place longer than a year – but covid and current events have made that close to impossible. We move down to Shenzhen from Shenyang the end of last summer (August 2021) to get our kids into school for the Fall Semester. Also I had gotten an opportunity to …