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Why Asia is the Best Place To Raise Kids?

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Since being back in Asia, I’m feeling much more appreciative that my kids are here. Mike’s Blog 172 My buddy Ryan McGuire commented on a recent Facebook video about how these videos are inspiring him and it is hard to believe it is done while also living in China with 2 kids. Today I’ll weigh in on that. The past …

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Road trip with the Kids

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Road trip with the Kids On the road again…. Mike’s Blog 164 https://mikesblog.com/kidsroadtrip We are on the road. Sticking in Florida – China Business Workshop just wrapped up a bit ago and time to enjoy the weekend. No more bugging my parents for a ride, rented a car for the rest of the trip. Nancy my sister in law took …

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Appreciate the Cards You Are Dealt

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Appreciate the Cards You Are Dealt Mike’s Blog 162 Well, been a few days now in Florida – and already missing Wendy, my wife. Still a big shocker on that hard decision to have to leave her by herself in Hong Kong International Airport and separate her from her kids for a few weeks. Sure, we can harp on this …

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Ready for Takeoff and Leaving Wife Behind?

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Update- So many people messaging me about the 10 year visa renewal – I had to link to it here – https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/electronic-visa-update-system-evus/frequently-asked-questions Here’s the gist: What is the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)? EVUS is the online system used by nationals of China holding a 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa periodically to update basic biographic information to facilitate …

My Chinese Sister is Coming to America

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It’ been a lot of preparing for the USA trip in Feb. The China business Workshop is shaping up well in Miami. Andy Church from Insight-quality.com will be also sharing his experiences there too. We have been so excited here. My sister in law Nancy- just got her USA visa. Booked the same flight as us and will be headed …

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Being a Foreign Dad in China

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Being a Foreign Dad in China A foreigner in China is one thing, a foreign dad is a whole new level Mike’s Blog 159 Happy birthday to my sweet baby girl, Maggie. Just turning 2 years old now. Had the pleasure to share it with my friend Meir – who is also a father of 2. The crazy and amazing …

All We Can Do Is Change

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I feel myself changing. The years are passing by. The kids are growing older. Time goes by. We need to stay on top of ourselves. Don’t let ourselves lose track of time and the goals we set in place. I really think it is about becoming a husband and father that changes us so much. And helps us focus. Many …

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Staying in Touch with Friends

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Staying in Touch with Friends Mike’s Blog 127 How do you maintain friendships, especially when on the other side of the globe? It has been 2 years since I’ve been back home to USA. I spent a few weeks in September/Oct 2015 going to San Francisco, New York, and Florida. My son was about a year and a half year …

To All The Mothers Out There

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Being a father of 2, I can appreciate moms a lot more now. They always say you’ll appreciate your parents the most when you become one yourself – and that couldn’t be more true. The pains and sacrifices of being a parent are significant, yet I still highly recommend it #crazyiknow But I’m just a dad. A mom has to …

The Times We Live For – Mike’s Blog 086

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We should all take our birthday as a time to reflect. I remember when I was living at home, I would come home from school and my mom would have stacks of baby photos piled up on the living room table for me to review. I had no recollection of those photos – those early 1980 blurry kodak photos of …

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Our Beautiful Aunt Nina Passed Away

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The hard thing about being on the other side of the globe is getting Facebook messages in the morning with news like this. — Our Aunt Nina has passed away. The funeral will be in Athens, Vermont in March on a Saturday. Cousin David said his Mom was looking forward to seeing her parents. She was in a lot of …