Category Archives: Michelle Velez: Fall 2014

Michelle Velez: The 7,500 Mile Gap

I remember as if it was yesterday, the moment my feet stepped out of the airplane to Chengdu. There were so many emotions I could remember experiencing all at once. The hint of grogginess from the jet-lagged experience and a … Continue reading

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Michelle Velez: The Sichuan Cuisine

I thought that the Chinese food in China will taste exactly the same as Chinese food in America – I was wrong. Chinese food in China does not compare to the corner fast food restaurants you will find down your … Continue reading

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Michelle Velez: Chengdu’s Entrepreneurialism

I have always had an entrepreneurial mind. This is why my first degree is in business. I am currently in the process of launching an online store, starting up an ATM business, being a free-lance filmmaker, and looking into different … Continue reading

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Michelle Velez: The Chengdu Feeling

Coming to China, I did not expect to see such improvements in the development of the country and its transportation system; especially in Chengdu. I am from Jersey City, New Jersey which is just a few train stops away from … Continue reading

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Michelle Velez: Coming to China for the First Time

Coming to China for the first time was a major cultural shock. I did not know what to expect, and it took a few days for me to adjust, especially with the change in time zone. I left New Jersey … Continue reading

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