Preparing to Fly into a Typhoon in the Philippines!

In philippines business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I keep telling myself, this is the life I choose, so I just have to DEAL with it. I just got this email from Marie down in Manila, Philippines: Subject: Typhoon “basyang” in metro manila Signal no. 1 Hi Mike, We are experiencing typhoon the whole day today. It was signal no. 1 in our region while the other parts …

Travel Plan The Next 4 Months

In china business, travel by Michael Michelini13 Comments

Been getting tweets, phone calls, emails since I blogged I am leaving Shenzhen. I feel the love! Its not that I am leaving FOREVER – but probably won’t be here to much these next few months. Maybe back in late November. I am not sure if I have blogged it yet, but put on facebook and twitter feeds that I …

On The Road Again – Life on The Road

In business, travel by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Just last night subletted my apartment in Shenzhen! With furniture and all….amazing…..now have 2 weeks until they move in and I have to find somewhere to LIVE….. To Live……a home……….haha, I forgot the feeling of having a home!! I am going to live life on the road. I have people to support me in China, Philippines, USA, even in UK …

Do You REALLY Want to Know Your Future?

In travel by Michael Michelini13 Comments

If we could know our future, our DESTINY, would we want to know? I had an interesting talk with Christal Chai at Star Prototype China last week, and meant to follow up with a post to my blog. We thought that, hey, if we could find out our destiny, what we would end up in life, and what we would …

If a Tree Fell + No One Was There to Hear It Fall….

In family friends by Michael Michelini7 Comments

….did it make a noise? That is a common saying I’ve heard throughout my life. And we think about it. I have been away from my blog a few days, actually its not because of my stomach issue earlier this week, but I’ve been on-site at a factory in Zhongshan city for 3 days now, at a rapid prototyping facility. …

Asia Travels Catching Up To Me – Another China Hospital Visit

In china business by Michael Michelini9 Comments

I guess all this crazy traveling and abnormal sleep patterns has caught up with me. Been having stomach issues all weekend and decided to check it out at the local chinese hospital today. Always an adventure going to the hospital here….at least now I have learned what to expect! Always cash up front, I always lose my green book so …

Guns Legal in Philippines – But Illegal in China

In philippines business, travel by Michael Michelini22 Comments

Bet that title caught your attention! Today I took a trip to the City Hall in Quezon City – it felt like a scavenger hunt going from different department, getting “revenue code” booklets (one office didn’t have them, another did – go to the 10th floor, and then go to the 3rd floor, etc) A funny thing I noticed was …

Weekend Visit with Charlotte, my goddaughter

In family friends, philippines business, travel by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Since arriving to the Philippines Friday morning, its been an intense, high energy few days…..first of all, I didn’t sleep the night before since I had an early morning flight I figured I would just work straight through and go directly to the airport…..definitely a rockstar style….and I caught some ZZZs in the airplane (but only a 2 hour flight!). …

Upcoming Travels to Philippines

In philippines business, travel by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Only a few days back in Shenzhen, and already preparing to head out to the Philippines again, this time to take care of some more detailed items at the new home office call center for nightly calls, banking flow, setup some computer and workflow procedures. Will definitely be a much more business trip. And I will be traveling to a …

Shanghai Travel Make Me Realize

In china business by Michael Michelini21 Comments

I guess I am getting too confident on my chinese traveling skills, hit a bunch of speed bumps last night….I tried saving money to shanghai and booked a night flight leaving around 10:30pm. And of course, like normal, there was a flight delay – for “flow of flight control” per the repeating PA announcement in Chinese and English. There was …

When I learned I had to do things on my own – SOLO

In business, motivation, travel by Michael Michelini15 Comments

As I prepare for my travels this week and next month, I wonder how I got into this habit of being able to go off alone to these different places with no idea what to expect! Of course there were some milestones like leaving home for college out of state….and before that going to catholic high school not knowing anyone …

Travel Tips I should follow

In travel by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Man, I guess EVERYONE out there has been worried about the way I travel these days….my friend Lammy sending me a private facebook message, my friend Yuki in Shanghai telling me I need an assistant to travel along side me (of course, Yuki volunteered for that role, so long as I paid her and paid her travel expenses, not a …