Mike was a great friend who opened the door for my training with Laoshr Wang Chieh and Howard Wang in Taipei. He helped me consistently with my training, through careful explanations and details, and was always willing to take the time to share his insights and advice. When I visited him in Belgium last summer we had really fun times and great training sessions. I will miss him deeply; he was a fine and decent man who gave from the heart to all his friends and students. Ciao, paesan, thank you and good memories always.