Happy Thanksgiving, Dumplings, and Video of the Week: Anthony Bourdain, “Pillows of Happiness”

Happy Thanksgiving all…this is Tim, Mary Ann’s husband and Vice-President of Michigan Global Trade LLC.  I am always behind the scenes working on items including videos, blogs, and financials.  I figured now was a good time as ever to introduce myself as I am about to promote the wonders of dumplings.   Yes…forget turkey and eat dumplings.


There are many options with many different names at the Kim Nhung Superstore here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but the ones above have a lovely pork filling.  Also, next door is the Wei Wei Palace that serves authentic dim sum.

On that note…this week’s video is Anthony Bourdain in Shanghai talking about “Pillows of Happiness”.  Mary Ann and I have watched Anthony Bourdain for years.  We even went to one of his talks in Ann Arbor.  It is sad that he is gone and there will be no new episodes ever again.  We always watch old No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown.  So we will continue to do so as it is always inspiring.

About Michigan Global Trade LLC:

Removing the Fear of Importing

Let us be your eyes and ears on the ground in China and around the world to manage the suppliers, production, logistics and quality control. We keep you informed and help with:

  • Finding the product, you need,
  • Visiting the factory to assure it meets your needs,
  • Quality checking the order to make sure it meets your specification,
  • Overseeing the container to the dock, so you know it’s ready to go,
  • Oversee customs clearance and delivery to your door,
  • Provide updates via email throughout the process,
  • We answer our phones, when you call.

Our partners  have worked together for over ten years and understand how to successfully procure materials internationally for most markets. We have partners in the USA, Australia, United Kingdom with sourcing and production facilities in China helping you buy from China, India and Vietnam.  We work very hard to locate or produce a product, manage quality control, and get it to you anywhere in the world quickly and within your budget.


We streamline communication by having a US office contact to best manage  time zone differences and communication. We are available to talk during office hours or any time you need us.

Products and Sourcing:

We can source any supply you are looking for and if we cannot find it, we may be able to produce it in our factory to your specifications. We have key product lines in construction, fasteners, furniture components and custom manufacturing–but we can find or make any product you need.


We handle the heavy lifting. We work with freight forwarders to handle logistics, customs and shipping to your door. Let us worry about finding what you need and getting it to you.

Availability and Quick Turn-Around:

Our team is ready to find what you need.  We are easy to work and would love to provide a quote for the products you are looking for in your business.  Let us show you how competitive our pricing is for your market.

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