Turning 33 – Focused, Determined, & Family-Man to be

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 02 2014 | Comments (8)
No big birthday party this year – I’m maturing. I’m focused. I’m executing. I see a path. I have great friends who support me, and give me great advice when I’m in need. I may be under some of the greatest stress I’ve ever...

Process of Marriage between an American (Westerner) Marrying a Mainland Chinese

Posted by Michael Michelini | Mar 04 2014 | Comments (0)
I remember the beginning thought process of marrying Wangxia, and this blog post is more about the “logistics” of the process rather than the “love story” – hope this blog title isn’t too deceiving. I had asked around some of my American friends...

Finally in Florida, Visiting Parent’s after almost 3 years

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 08 2014 | Comments (4)
Finally arrived in Florida – some have asked why I waited so long in this USA roadtrip to get to Florida – well, I have been booking my China / international flights to the West Coast to save a few hundred dollars and then (in other trips) use my airline...

Meeting Long Lost Family in New York City!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 05 2014 | Comments (2)
This effects from this blog continues to amaze me and influence my life! Last Friday afternoon I received a call from an unknown number in New York. He said he is my long lost uncle on my Russian grandmother’s side – I have to admit, as much as I try to...

Wedding Recap & Pics

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jan 15 2014 | Comments (14)
I feel like my blog has definitely spun to be more personal than business lately, but I promise to add more business like posts now that the wedding insanity is behind us. Weddings I imagine are always stressful. For me, that Saturday last weekend, was also...

“The China Wedding” Our Unconventional Wedding, Sat. Jan 11, 2014 – RSVP today!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Nov 11 2013 | Comments (6)
Lots of “personal” blog posts lately, I’ll even it out with some business stuff soon enough. Just a lot of life changing stuff happening now! Today being single’s day in China (November eleventh is all single digits – 11-11, so the...

Facing Realities of Cross Border Marriage & Future Child

Posted by Michael Michelini | Nov 09 2013 | Comments (17)
Typing today’s blog up on a Saturday morning from the couch of my Hong Kongs friend’s 9th floor walk up apartment (When he said apartment 9F I thought it was a elevator building!). My life has always been an adventure, I have always kept an open mind...

Gonna be a Daddy! Found out while in Japan!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Oct 15 2013 | Comments (25)
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,...

Getting Married! My Chinese Wedding in Jan 2014

Posted by Michael Michelini | Sep 25 2013 | Comments (53)
This blog has always been a mix of business and personal – today’s is definitely in the personal category! During this past mid-autumn festival Chinese holiday, I made a first trip up to Shenyang, China to visit my girlfriend’s hometown and family....

Turning 32 – Another year in China

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 02 2013 | Comments (6)
Birthdays are kinda like New Years Day – reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next. My focus has gotten much sharper – and I am excited for my 32nd year on this earth. My birthday last year I was going to a ton of events, e-commerce...

My 31st Birthday. Still not a millionaire

Posted by Michael Michelini | Apr 01 2012 | Comments (8)
Bet that headline got your attention. But yea…years ago I was dreaming to be a millionaire before turning 30 years old. But today. ..Monday April 2, 2012 (well Monday in China….sunday night in USA) I am turning 31 years old and still nowhere near the...

Crossroads of Culture – American Superbowl + Chinese Lantern Festival!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Feb 06 2012 | Comments (5)
What a way to start a week! Being an American living in China, I’m lucky I never was a big sports fan….with the timezone difference, evening games in the USA are bright and early in the morning here in China! I have been here for a few years, and never...

Letter To Mom & Dad

Posted by Michael Michelini | Jan 27 2012 | Comments (2)
I like to mix up my blog, not just talk about business…and today’s post will be a bit emotional and personal….read at your own risk!! I’m a lucky son, my dad motivates me regularly: poems and emails, and just from my memories as a child...

Merry Christmas From China, Expat Celebrating the holiday overseas

Posted by Michael Michelini | Dec 26 2011 | Comments (8)
Many of my family and friends in back home in USA ask me how do I celebrate Christmas in China. I have been celebrating Christmas in China for the past 4 years now (almost 5), well, technically last year I crossed over to spend Christmas in Hong Kong…as...

My twitter friend Zee, self published author, airport book signing!

Posted by Michael Michelini | Oct 13 2011 | Comments (0)
Another blog I’m typing up on my 15 hour flight from San Francisco to Beijing, I just finished reading Zee Gorman’s book “Snowdrops and the Night Warriors” book two of the Altethlon Chronicles. I met Zee on twitter maybe a year or so ago,...

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