Profile

Cover photo
Michael Piraino
Works at Guilin Guanxi University
Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Lives in Guilin Guangxi China
792 followers|70,858 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Michael Piraino

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
how much was it again?
1
Add a comment...

Michael Piraino

Shared publicly  - 
 
Don't let this scare you away from teaching here in china, but take it as a warning and do your research! 
1
Add a comment...

Michael Piraino

Shared publicly  - 
 
Holy crap
1
Add a comment...
2
2
Kosei Boeki's profile photoAlex Hall's profile photo
Add a comment...

Michael Piraino

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Hey, I have friends who had bad experiences with fullsail, anyone else?
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
934 people
Have him in circles
792 people
Kahlil Ognelodh's profile photo

Michael Piraino

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Can you guys do another one of these with everything in bloom? It is awesome to see everything in such a comprehensive way. You are one of my top 3 permaculture teachers!
1
Add a comment...

Michael Piraino

Shared publicly  - 
 
This guy is awesome! You need to see his stuff
1
Add a comment...

Michael Piraino

Shared publicly  - 
 
The ending critique on permaculture is a must read and a must do for all involved in it.
1
1
Kosei Boeki's profile photo
Add a comment...

Michael Piraino

Shared publicly  - 
 
This was quite deep
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
934 people
Have him in circles
792 people
Kahlil Ognelodh's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Teacher
Employment
  • Guilin Guanxi University
    Deputy Director of Foreign Staff, 2012 - present
    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
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Dating, A relationship, Networking
Relationship
Single
Other names
The italian Scallope
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.
• • •
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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!
• • •
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
While I loved it here right when it opened, and enjoyed the food, wine, and solitude, at night it is an entirely different overcrowded atmosphere. I would not go to it at night, and would have rated it at a 1 if I had only that experience to go off of. However, that is just because I don't like overcrowded college bars. It rates as high as it does for me at least, because of the great time I had there when I went with friends at 11.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Excellent food, serving size was remarkably large an filling! I had past it many times before on my way to happy wok, but because it was so early in the morning on decided to try it instead of joes diner. The food was delicious, with an above average price. Its a vegetarian and pescitarian selection and apparently their main clients are grad students and professors. I'm glad I stopped in, and if I continue to have a regular high surplus income, I intend to start visiting it regularly.
• • •
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
71 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Hibachi was excellent, with a good chef. Make sure you have money though, they will confront you if you leave to small of a tip. Still, worth every penny!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A typical hardware store that catered more towards home improvement than anything else.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Omg I love the dough they use
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago