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The Last Vlog

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The Last Vlog It Has Been Fun but This is the Last One Mike’s Blog 210 Happy holidays, Q4 here and it is always about turkeys, fat men in red suits and year end thinking. 2018 has been a fun time and now I have to put up a hold for these vlogs. I’m joining a new “secret project” and …

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Appreciate the Days

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Appreciate the Days The days go by so fast, wake up and before you know the day is over. Seems like years and decades are going by so fast. Having kids is even a faster accelerator. Mike’s Blog 209 Today is more a reminder – for myself and others. We are always so focused on the things in the past …

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Quick In & Out of China

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Quick In & Out of China That was fast- a few days in Shenzhen, China and then off. Mike’s blog 208 Writing on the road in Hong Kong today. Strange feeling to go to a place you lived for over ten years and feel like a visitor – but it is what it is. We had our Cross Border Matchmaker …

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Putting It Forward

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Putting It Forward Doing things for others without expectations and amazing things can happen. Does it for you? Its a great experience Mike’s Blog 207 We are rocking and rolling in October with so many things happening. In this video, I am in Bangkok for dcbkk conference where I always get pushed to work harder and do more. While there, …

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Getting Local Thai Help!

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Getting Local Thai Help! Sometimes you just need to put your hand up. While Thailand is nowhere near as challenging as China for coordination – it is already a huge help to have a local Thai person on the team to help out. Welcome Puii (Tanya) to our team! Mike’s Blog 205 Thank you all for enjoying our “pain” lately. …

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Visa Runs / Extensions / Go Back Where You Belong?

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Visa Runs / Extensions / Go Back Where You Belong? Just another migrant trying to take a month off from flying. Oh Southeast Asia, the land of visa runs every 30 days. Sure, it is fun for the jet setter – but I’m getting too old for this 😉 Mike’s blog 204 We are settling in nicely at the new …

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Leveraging the Chinese Community in Thailand

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Leveraging the Chinese Community in Thailand Maybe there is a benefit from being surrounded by Chinese speaking people in Thailand? Mike’s blog 203 We are moving – AGAIN. Can you believe this? You’re saying – but you just moved to Thailand and are moving? Well – still in Chiang Mai, still same school for the kids – here’s the story. …

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Bouncing Back After A Big Change

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Bouncing Back After A Big Change There was about a month delay -then that wall of – wow – this is really happening. Mike’s Blog 202 I have been reading more books than I ever did in school – which I am proud to say. But one problem is I am forgetting where I am learning new tactics and strategies. …

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Getting My Kids Immigration Visa To Thailand

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Getting My Kids Immigration Visa To Thailand Typing this up on the floor outside Thai Immigration at 6am. The things you do for your kids, and to legally stay in a country. Immigrants life is not an easy one Mike’s Blog 201 So we are now into the 200s for the video blogs here. Thanks Andy Bravo for enjoying the …

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Seeing The Elephants in Thailand

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Seeing The Elephants in Thailand Yes, couldn’t avoid it – the kids HAD to go Elephant park in Thailand Mike’s blog 200 A nice way to enter into our two hundredth video blog here at Mike’s Blog – getting kicked (if you call it that) in the private parts by an elephant. Upon returning from Yiwu, China sourcing trip late …

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More China Trips & System of Events in the Future

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More China Trips & System of Events in the Future Back in China, its like that feeling, you just can’t stay away. I mean, who can ignore China? Mike’s Blog 199 So typing this up from a non-VPN internet connection. All I know is when I have internet that doesn’t work – you guys reading this benefit – as I …

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Families and Religion

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Families and Religion How do you choose the religion at your household? Mike’s blog 198 These kids will have such a rich and diverse upbringing. It is one thing I won’t regret – having Miles and Maggie exposed to so many cultures and personalities. Not even five years old and have traveled to America, China, Thailand, with exposure to English, …

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Using an Event as an EXCUSE to Change

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Using an Event as an EXCUSE to Change We can change any time we want to. But often – we need a spark, a kindle, to get that motivation to make a change in our lives. I think I’m using that right now. What about you? Mike’s Blog 197 How do you make a change in your life? Or are …

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Wow! It Really is Happening (Reality Setting In)

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 Wow! It Really is Happening (Reality Setting In) Guess there was this delayed realization Or maybe coming back to China made it more real Mike’s Blog 196 So I am typing this up from my “home”. I slipped and told Meir in a wechat message that I am back “home” upon my arrival Thursday. Ya, China has been my …