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New Year, New Covid Test

In blog, family friends, vlog by designer

Welcome 2021! We are all adjusting to the new normal and here in Shenyang, China there is a new outbreak of COVID, some new strain. I’ll be honest, I am not following the news. But all I know is, New Year’s morning, we woke up to mandatory COVID swab tests in a vocational school turned COVID testing center. A bit …

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My Son Wants To Become a Kung Fu Master!

In blog, family friends, vlog by designer

We all have new year’s resolutions. My son, Miles may not even be aware of what those are yet but he has one: To become a Kung Fu master! All those Atom Man cartoons and toys combined with his love for Spiderman led him to want to learn Kung Fu. So Wendy found a nearby (well, 30 minute taxi ride) …

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Merry Christmas From Shenyang, China

In family friends, vlog by Michael Michelini

We are coming to a close this year! While no Christmas tree or Christmas “Culture” here in Shenyang, China – was able to get a “hong bao” from Wilson Blues and went to the mall to grab some books and dig through various markets to find some wrapping paper. Kids pushed to open on Christmas Eve – but we insisted …

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Why Rico Moved to Asia

In blog, family friends, philippines business, vlog by designer

I caught up with my friend, Rico Ngoma, CEO of Source Find Asia, in Manila, Philippines early this year. This was before the whole COVID-mania took over most of our lives. We talked about why we moved to Asia, what made us take that leap from where we were and why we decided to stay. It was fun thinking about …

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Family is an Investment

In blog, family friends, vlog by designer

While all of us are talking about business and sales – what is a real investment? Family. My kids are getting into kindergarten now – and spending time teaching them, giving them ideas and guidance, has had real impact. And that is a lifelong investment. Watching them grow up, learning, forming their ideas and personalities has been life changing. My …

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Bro Night (A Match Made By Our Families)

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Been less active on the v-logging – just because it would be a bit of a repetitive one of me walking between 3 apartments each day doing my morning work (on Loadpipe, online marketing) to afternoon home schooling and dinner at the in-laws. Today – we have a “match making” session – my mother in law is an acupuncture specialist …

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Reducing Our Requirements for Material Things (Living with Less “stuff”, more Love)

In blog, family friends, motivation, vlog by editor11Leave a Comment

Minimalism is always something I have been fascinated with since I moved down to Manila, Philippines from China in 2009/2010 for an interesting year of commute between the countries. Moving always makes us realize – why do we need all this stuff. I’m blessed my wife is on the same page – and while we have just moved into a …

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Becoming a Homeschooling Teacher

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Guess it was inevitable to be in China and become a teacher. But this is different, Doing this for my kids. With schools shut down now until at least the fall here in China (they just announced in early May 2020 that schools will be further delayed from opening until the Fall) – I have to finally take matters in …