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Culture Shock & Logistical Issues Full Effect Today

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

pic of my new desk in china….note the ATM receipt, chinese biz cards, chinese phone, chinese coins, and some Chinese snacks spicy, not too sure what it is… Think today has been the day I’m finally realizing that I’m living here…and that I am surrounded by people that I cannot communicate with! Sunday afternoon right now, went to the grocery …

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another day in China…lets call this day 1

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Past week so much has happened…but really annoying me that I cannot get settled in….finally I would say today is DAY 1….. well everyday is a new day as they say right….but man….between banking, apartment hunting, furniture, office setup, meeting people….etc etc…..I don’t get any real work done. Yea Yea, you know its a transition, i’m in a foreign country, …

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Getting my head back above water

In china business, motivation by Michael Michelini3 Comments

wow, the past week has been one of the most extreme tests – emotionally, financially, and somewhat physically…..day 1 wasn’t so bad…it got bad once i had laptop issues, moving from hotel to hotel…finding less and less people that spoke english….and learning more and more this was going to be much harder than anticipated…..but… did find a place….and the first …

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On My Way – Just Kissed Mom & Dad Goodbye

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Currently at West Palm Beach International Airport – gonna spend a few days in Newark and then Sunday afternoon flying off to Hong Kong – straight into China that night, new years eve! Hey, always think forward, think ahead – and not only think but DO. Gotta keep pushing myself to adapt to new environments, new situations…..like they say, whatever …

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American Chinese Fortune Cookie

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readjusting to things and my mom wanted to head to a chinese buffet so she could have me tell her the differences with chinese food in America and that in China….well there is no comparison…its barely the same thing – but in all fairness, don’t think people in the USA would like to have to work so hard to get …

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Beijing Furniture factory and Bug Street Market

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check out the girl’s shirt badge…won’t type the word… The factory worked I talked to but she had NO IDEA what mo-fo’r meant…in english…thought it was a cool shirt! Been a wild couple days….. well worth my extending the trip a bit more! Today was fun filled….visited a furniture / chair factory 2 hours outside of Beijing….not too cold so …

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Extended my Stay in China!

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As the end of my China trip approached…I kept on meeting more and more people- this more and more places to go, people to see, connections to make – yesterday I got in touch w/ Mainland China Trading & Consulting I work with from Texas, Murray and Hui, as well as had a 2nd meeting scheduled w/ the China Internet …

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words of encouragement from Felicity

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Today has been a reflective day….spent the majority of my day finding an office in the business district…man I need to learn Chinese….no one here speaks English….and I find the IT / internet company – and I meet with the VP of Strategic Development…and I pitch my idea…he likes it overall (it seemed) but of course I have a lot …

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Climbed the Great Wall

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at the base Friend I met on the Walk up BIG fishie I saw at a pit stop before the great wall one hell of a day of some tour company saying 50RMB to get to the great wall, just get there at 8:30am – hahah didnt get to the Great Wall until 4:30pm!!! so many side tracks, bus changes, …

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halloween night in Shanghai – today Beijing..

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so I ventured out of my hotel solo last night to take advantage of the Shanghai halloween festivities….usually I go out at least w/ a supplier, friend of a friend, or random dude from the hotel, but no dice this Halloween night and i’m not one to sit hotel on a night like that!! so off I went…had a bartender …

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laptop screen cracked

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been difficult to access internet now that my laptop monitor is formally smashed to the point I wish it had that white fuzzy flickering it once had…ah well….need to fous on experiencing the culture than surfing the net anyway… been using starbux as a base for my research and development….have a bunch of coffee, notepads, cell phones….and a book on …