Gonna be a Daddy! Found out while in Japan!

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Life is really moving in the fast lane! Both in personal and in startup life, and in travel! As many now know, I got engaged and will have a wedding ceremony Jan 11, 2013 in Shenzhen, China. Also a USA trip afterwards.

Currently took a 3 day trip to Okinawa, Japan for a startupweekend.jp ROSA (Regional Organizer Summit for Asia) where I have been able to connect with Startup weekend organizers and facilitators from Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Bangladesh – as well as the USA Headquarters reps here as well. Totally worth it to make amazing connections with these amazing connectors! Will help for years to come.

But the news I’m sure everyone that is reading this blog post about is the “I’m gonna be a daddy” news – ok, well Monday afternoon when I landed in Japan I received a weixin (wechat) message from my fiance Wangxia of a photo of a doctor’s report confirming that she is pregnant. It was all in Chinese , but I knew what it meant. I passed the phone to Kawai and he confirmed it was what I thought it was – I’M GOING TO BE A DADDY!

Totally amazing feeling….my life, my mind, my thinking is changing so much. gonna have a “mini me”!!!

Here in Okinawa, Japan – I’m the “easy to remember” guy that is now going to have a baby! Sheikh, one of the USA HQ reps (which I’ve been talking to online for years and finally got to meet face to face) announced my good news and gifted me some new baby clothing (as shown in main blog post photo) titled “Future Founder”

I can’t wait to take my baby all around the world with me to entrepreneur events! Though the little tike can grow up to be the man/woman that he/she wants to be!

Later on, Nick Wang posted this on Facebook – and the group photo (so added this a few days later)

“It started off quite unexpectedly. You get a room full of people who’re investing their everything to build the startup ecosystem, wherever they are; and you get a world full of ideas, successes, failures and obnoxious vendors. You sometimes play the role of parents, sometimes of teachers, sometimes just an inspiration, sometimes a venture capitalist, and sometimes a friend with a peg of wisdom. Meeting you was fascinating – and it’s energizing to realize how we can work collaboratively to build the entrepreneurial culture in our respective countries. The future is now. ”

– Nick Wang

Startup Weekend Regional Organizers’ Summit Asia at Okinawa, Japan 2013. — feeling inspired with

Michael Reinsch,
Nicholas Wang,
Kawai Or,
Seokwon Yang,
Michael Michelini,
Shuji Honjo,
Adam Stelle,
Volker Heistermann,
Darren Jensen,
Dulce Rose Lada,
Aryo P. Ariotedjo,
DongYol Lee,
Amarit Charoenphan,
Liu Yan,
Tins Amper,
Shingo Hiranuma,
Shuhei Yamada,
Koji Ikemura,
Ellis Wang,
Ada Huang,
Usami Akira,
Shingo Igarashi
Sheikh Shuvo.

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Paul Orlando
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Congratulations, Mike!

Michael Michelini
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Cheers Paul – life is in the fast lane

Larry Salibra
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Amazing news!

Michael Michelini
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thanks buddy! Catch you in Hong Kong

Marshall
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Marshall

Unbelievable dude, you rock

Michael Michelini
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ya man, making family business now 😉

Tessa
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Tessa

Congratulations, Michael!!! 🙂

Michael Michelini
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Thanks Tessa, I feel so mature now!

penguinsix
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Congrats Michael. A pretty wild ride is about to begin.

Michael Michelini
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Lol, ya. …well maybe I should consult you to ease this transition

norn
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norn

That’s great news Mike. I am so happy for both of you. I can’t wait to see you guys when you’re here. Big hug!

Michael Michelini
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Thanks Nornie!!!

Yes, hope Wendy can still make it… 3 months in she can travel to usa?

Tanya
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Tanya

Congratulations from TJ!! So happy for your Mike!

Michael Michelini
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Thanks TJ!!!
Life is seriously moving so fast. I guess we didn’t need that pact ; )

Ssicy Lo
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Ssicy Lo

Hey Mike ~ Congrats!!!
I’m so happy for you!
It’s great that you have found your supportive partner in life!

I wish you and Wendy happy marriage life and I wish you achieve both your pursuits together like you were one!
God Bless!

Michael Michelini
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Thanks Ssicy! Its a real blessing! Can’t wait to take life to the next level

Nigel
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Nigel

OH, MAN! I AM SO EXCITED TO HEAR THAT! CONGRATULATIONS!

Michael Michelini
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Hey Nigel

Thanks so much! I do need someone to help translate my chinese blog too if you know anyone 😉

NZ Adventurer
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NZ Adventurer

sweet bro! you’ll love the difference it gives you in perspective n stuff.

you’ve got a lot of life experiences clocked up and many more to come to instill in this young guy or girl.

as you came to hospital for my last one, I think I should make an excuse to visit u guys wherever u decide to pop it out!

Michael Michelini
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Lol! I do remember that trip to the hospital to see your little one. Would be great if you could pop by after the pop!

I am really excited to share my experiences with this little tike

Lillian
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Lillian

Congrats dude!!

Phyllis
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Phyllis

Congratulations! Happy for you~~
BTW, my Thailand friend already landed in Thailand last night. His wechat is: irwin8.

Michael Michelini
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Thanks Phyllis
Ended up chatting to irwin but not connecting. Back to shenzhen tomorrow

BILL TARN
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BILL TARN

DEAR MIKE AND WENDY,
WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS THAT YOU ARE EXPECTING A BUNDLE OF JOY. BARB AND I ARE VERY HAPPY FOR BOTH OF YOU. WE’LL BE KEEPING TRACK OF HOW THINGS ARE GOING ON YOUR BLOG.
LOT’S OF LOVE,
UNCLE BILL AND AUNT BARB