E Komo Mai

Headed back to Aulani for a week of TV junkets and radio remotes. I know you may think this is a week of mai tais and paddle boarding. The reality is it’s a week of wearing “Aloha” business casual (Aloha shirt, shoes and pants on the beach) and making sure that our media Guests experience all

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Moving On

Just a few random, end-of-week thoughts as I pack up and prepare to move to my third (and final) Shanghai residence, the Four Seasons Pudong.  At least I’m moving up! In keeping with my previous transportation-themed posts today’s rambling is all about the Right of Way: In the U.S., right-of-way is granted by a handful

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Jim’s Shanghai Subway Secrets

To pass the time during a particularly hot and sweaty subway ride, I composed the following Subway Secrets for my fellow team members who will be joining me in China in just a few days. Jim’s Subway Secrets Pack light Always take the stairs You are faster and thinner than you think. You will make

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Two Weeks

It’s a holiday weekend in China (Dragon Boat Festival) and a lazy Sunday – Happy Father’s Day!  As I feared updating this with any regularity will be difficult given a severely restricted internet and wifi speeds that range from slow to non-existent.  I had hoped to insert a gallery of one of my recent site

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One week down

It’s only been a week. Only. One. Week. I feel like I’ve been here a month.  Here are a few thoughts rattling around in my head. The subway will be crowded.  C R O W D E D.  Everyone on the subway will be staring at their phone.  There are two exceptions – the VERY loud middle-aged

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Here we go…again

My bags are packed (all of them) and are sitting by the front door.  As I get ready to head to LAX I thought that seven weeks in China should be rife with blog-worthy experiences, at least as blog-worthy as the “cruise to nowhere” that started it all.  So, I’ve dusted off Travels With Jim

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Sometimes You Just Have to Go With the Flow

Or in this case go with the slow 15 knots as we CRAWLED to Vancouver. Just random closing thoughts and some photos to end this trip and to lock it in the deepest darkest parts of my mind that future therapists will wet themselves to unlock. 1.  A broken down cruise ship is still a

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