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My Chinese Birthday Celebration

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hit the 2-7 today – have a few years before I’m 30 and gotta make a million! But like this blog’s title – Happiness in Pursuit – its all about the adventure….the places I have been, the people I have met along the way. That is richness. My staff here in the photo – Melissa and Kent – very good …

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Got to Think Long Term

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Reading a lot of articles today…between financial distasters and leaders getting shun…its got to be a much harder time for some compared to me – but I have put my money where my mouth is – building an international business in the face of a market crash is difficult – but believe this is a smart long term move – …

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Sad watching the US Economy

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                man….Monday morning here in China (Sunday night in USA)….read the news about Bear Sterns going bankrupt (well really selling out @ $2.00 to JP Morgan) that stock was $150 before I quit Deutsche Bank last year…and mid $60s last week or so….wow. talk about losing everything. I talked to my friend Dana …

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Go Karts, Condom Noses, Full Lamb Roast

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Wow, wish I had brought my video camera for this one – last night at a bachelor party dinner our friend here from Germany shows us his trick – Pull a condom through your nose / nostril and then out your mouth!! It was painful to watch…..very freaky… But I love this – had a South African snort up a …

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Product Testing Can Be Fun

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Had to show some of my colleagues in USA a sample demonstration of a product we’re looking at…and instead of emailing it – why not upload to YouTube? My camerawoman / Assistant Melissa is recording…and it may be the beginning of a new video series…product testing in China…made fun [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtl3vTgwP4k]

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Deep in Zhejiang Province (i.e. FOB Ningbo) – roadtrip!

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wow the past week has been insane – flew to Shanghai, spent the weekend there- trade shows, factory visits, partying, networking, met college friend Xing, crashed at my buddy Brent’s apartment, then he and I drove his car to YuYao (3 or 4 hour drive) Monday. I drove for the first time in China that day….what a rush…. Greg Schwartz …

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Chinese New Years!

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I was not exactly sure what to expect for Chinese New Years – my experience so far has been a lot of eating and gatherings….today I went with a group of friends to a park of culture..not exactly sure the Chinese name…it was a good time…..I finally took my camera out with me as I know I’m falling short on …

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Disco Club 迈理倪 (Mai Li Ni)

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haha, so the tech guy came the other day for my newest request-….another set of subwoofers and speakers to wire into another room… now I have subwoofers in both the office other main room….its bumpin’ in here right now!!! so imagine this…have a space heater on me now at my desk…freeezing here in South china right now…but blasting deep bass …

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Who Order Chinese Food?

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Yes…i’m alive..had a few emails from friends checking on me…worried I may be in some dark damp chinese jail cell…nope…still here… About an hour ago I received a call from my doormen buddies downstairs…can’t speak english so when they call I just say “yea yea” and the person can come up to see me. This time it was a Chinese …

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“We don’t have songs like this in China…..”

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hahahaha. Playing some of my MP3s today in the office….love it when there’s TuPac playing and no one else in the room has heard it before….and its going on swearing and cursing everyone on his hate list and their mothers….F this, Mo-fo that…. Melissa’s quote – “they allow people to say this in US?” Mike “yeaaaaaaaa, tons of songs like …

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Get down and dirty – roll the sleeves up

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Ok, Piotr and everyone else out there…I broke down and bought a desk and office chair…guess you’re right…my back is feeling much better…and I’m getting tons more work done! The after photo….have my financial programs installed, software setup, wifi, etc etc…no more excuses…have over 2 weeks of work waiting to get done! Transition almost complete…..I think?????????? Life is just one …