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Michael Piraino
Worked at Guilin Guanxi University
Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Lives in Guilin Guangxi China
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Thanks to our amazing Phase II backers, JourneyQuest Season Three now has a complete script and budget. The next step is a Kickstarter campaign… unless/until our Patreon starts bringing in $100k/month! (Patreon revenue will supplement the Kickstarter budget.) If you love JourneyQuest, this is your chance to prepare for our Season Three Kickstarter campaign. We need at least 4200 people to add their names to the list before we launch the Kickstar...
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Unable to pay rent in L.A., I slept behind my desk. But what began as a quick financial fix soon became a lifestyle
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Zombie Orpheus is raising funds for Pilot Season: Four New Shows from Zombie Orpheus on Kickstarter! We're producing four pilots and you get to choose which shows go to series: THE GAMERS, BRASS, THE MIRROR GAME, & DEMON HUNTERS.
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Occupation
Teacher
Skills
Education, Leadership, interpersonal
Employment
  • Guilin Guanxi University
    Deputy Director of Foreign Staff, 2012 - 2014
    Build Community, Organize and disseminate information, Facilitate communication and of course, Teach english
  • Virginia Tech Housing and Residence Life
    Residential Advisor, 2011 - 2012
    Build community, make a fullfilling and safe environment for residents
  • Subway
    Person In Charge, 2011 - 2011
    Make delicious sandwiches, also, make sure everything else is in order.
  • DX virginia tech food industry
    Employee, 2010 - 2011
    Restocking, sandwich making, cleaning
  • Regal cinema
    Shift Lead, 2009 - 2011
  • Giant Foods
    Cashier, 2007 - 2007
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Guilin Guangxi China
Previously
Blacksburg Va - Luaral Maryland - Burke Va - Blacksburg Va
Story
Tagline
scallope, weird, peaceful, loving, scallop, friendly, nice, dragonsowl
Introduction
Awesome sause
Bragging rights
Has a email adress that is nearly a decade old (so don't laugh at it)
Education
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    International Studies with concentrations in business and environmental policy and minors in Spanish and Medieval studies, 2007 - 2012
  • Northern Virginia Community College
    2008 - 2010
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The italian Scallope
love it! eat it after work every night. beef noodles!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
awesome library, great English selection! just find the elevator and go to the fourth floor.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Excellent food! The farm to table thing they do really shows through with the food!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
This is one of my bimonthly hang out places. The food, especially the pizza, is delicious. As are the desserts and sandwiches. The staff speak English and are friendly. The only things to watch out for are the fact some items on the menu are not as advertised (their potato skins are just french fries) and after a certain point the club next door becomes a bit obnoxious, but this is usually very late. There are almost always seats open at this little gem. If you are itching for some excellent western style food, this is the place to go. Prices are cheaper than most other western style places, but pricier than street food.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Very good people working here! Got in and out easily!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Good good food! Great service too!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
This is a five-star hotel. Everything about it screams I am super expensive and the height of luxury. Keep this in mind while you are there. It looks gorgeous, you are greeted at the door by people who are donned in brilliant traditional clothes. Most of the staff speak rather good English. When you are leaving, they have cabs waiting there (who don't have broken meters). I just happen to have very bad luck there. I went there once because several of my colleagues were going for the all you can drink for 120 kuai (RMB) drinks. I decided that I would start with a double of their cheapest rum before deciding whether or not to commit myself to 120 kuai worth of drinks. I know, I know this is not very much money, but I am stingy what can I say. (I also earn my wages in RMB so it wasn't like I was spending USD which has a 6:1 conversion ratio). They poured me the drink, and I gave them 100 kuai thinking that it wouldn't cost nearly that much. At first I wanted to wait for the change, but it was taking a ridiculously long time. They were very busy, but it seemed as if she was waiting for me to drink the drink before she finished at the register. That is exactly what I did. As soon as I put the glass down she came to me with the bill and said a little abashedly "sorry, 100 kuai isn't enough" After that I pledged not to go there again as they price all of their wares at the rate they should, high for foreigners with foreign currency which is valued much higher than the RMB. (Cheap for them, not for me) As fate would have it, I had to go there for a meeting. This was the single time that I was ripped off by a taxi. I had to get there urgently as I was already a little late and as soon as I said Shangri-la his eyes seemed to light up. Broken meter he said. He wanted 50, I bargained down to 30. The only reason I took his cab was because I was late and no taxi had come in the past 10 minutes. The trip lasted 5 minutes, it should have coast 10 kuai. Don't get me wrong, this is a wonderful and very well run hotel, just be careful of the assumptions and presumptions that will swirl around you when people find out that you are staying here. They will expect you to be rich and wealthy and be able to throw money around, though honestly if you are indeed planning on staying here, I would think it would be true. Enjoy the 5 stars!
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Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago