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Happy Chinese New Year 2022 – Tiger Time

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

We are entering Chinese New Year, and it is the year of the tiger coming up! Years keep passing by here as I am “semi-trapped” (well, can leave, but can’t come back!), and we just keep chugging along. The family and I went to Park Hyatt for a “small new year” celebration (Wendy said that a week before “big Chinese …

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Converting the Home Studio to a Home School

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

The journey of being a parent overseas is becoming a common occurrence for more and more people; I being one of them. It is already a complex and dynamic experience, what with multiple cultures and languages. And when you throw COVID-19 on top of it all, it becomes pure insanity! The schools in Shenzhen closed on Monday due to a …

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Ferris Wheel Family Day at Oh Bay

In blog, family friends by Michael Michelini

2022 has just come and we’re working harder than ever before, but we always remember to squeeze in some fun while working. The family, David Ho, and several friends went to the Oh Bay park in Bao An, Shenzhen last Saturday. This Ferris wheel is high-end! You barely feel like it is a Ferris wheel as you are fully enclosed …

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Christmas in Shenzhen, China, 2021

In blog, family friends, vlog by Michael Michelini

Moving past 2021 and into the new year means passing through Christmas! Here in China you never really get the Christmas feel, but with kids it is unavoidable – ha! The school and kids pep them up and I felt a bit guilty this year not getting a big Christmas tree for our apartment. Eventually though, the kids finally accepted …

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Leadership Traits

In blog, motivation by Michael Michelini

People don’t follow people who are not confident. Don’t WAVER with your decisions. Be fair and respectful to retain the respect of others. If you cannot control yourself, how can you influence others? Plan your work and work your plan! Don’t move by guesswork, else your ship will end up on the rocks. Go above and beyond all the time. …

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NowShenzhen Re-Launch: Making It Happen

In blog, china business, Events by Michael Michelini

As we come to a wrap on the year 2021, one big project we’ve been working on is taking over the site NowShenzhen (formally known as Shenzhen Party) that started this past summer. After tons of rebuilding, reworking, and analysis, the new site (we call it version 1.5) is live and we decided that what better way to get people …

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Reminiscing On Simple Days: Fishing With My Dad

In blog, family friends, vlog by Michael Michelini

As these extended lockdowns continue, many of us are reflecting on “the good old days”. One thing I look forward to doing with my son and daughter is to take them on a fishing trip. It was so cold while I was in Shenyang, China that it would have been an ice fishing trip! However, now that I’m down in …

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Walking Into A Live Video Streaming Studio + Creating Opportunities

In blog, family friends, motivation, social media, vlog by Michael Michelini

Jumping full steam into living in Shenzhen again. And as you can imagine, there is just so much to do. My buddy James Sung at Zocus invited me to an amazing opportunity: a brand new live streaming studio office operation in Nanshan High Tech Park. They are still working out the details and pulling together resources, but over the last …

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“Fight For Love” – A Saturday with My Son

In blog, family friends, vlog by Michael Michelini

Getting into the groove of these regular vlogs again now that I am out and about (it’s hard to do vlogs when you are isolated in an apartment). We are now back in Shenzhen and I’m trying to take this vlog camera around with me. A great time to do this was Saturday with my son. Last Saturday was Chinese …