An Untitled Novel About the Road of Hope: Chapter 1.7

April 27, 2011

Chapter 1.7.1

[ Chapter 1.1 is here. ]

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John paid the daily pass at the entrance of Cismigiu Park next to the Cretulescu palace. Hachi was pulling at the leash – he needed to do some business.

They walked down the steps to the swan and duck pond. Looking around, John didn’t see any park guards, so he let Hachi off leash. Hachi stopped to bark at a flock of black swans making a commotion. Then he ran past the long line for the spring and disappeared.

“K- Message to Steve. Dad said that he’d love to do the speaking engagement. You know my account. Catch you laterz.”

“Ok. Sending message to Steve.”


“Incoming call from Zach…”

“Unc!”

John heard a commotion on the other side of the call. It sounded like cows, chickens and pigs. Read the rest of this entry »


An Untitled Novel About the Road of Hope: Chapter 1.5

April 24, 2011

Chapter 1.5.1

[ Chapter 1.1 is here. ]

Cismigiu lake sparkled with sun light and reflected the blue sky above. The trees swayed gently with a breeze. Lovers pedaled small boats. In the distance, Peacocks whooped and black swans honked. Small birds chirped.

A group of pretty girls in short skirts passed by.

“K-9. Who’s here?”

 “Do you want to know who’s in Cismigiu Park? Sector 1? Bucharest? Or do you need more options?” asked K-9.

John selected “Cismigiu Park” with a glance.

“83 People have mobile or other wireless devices. 1 Family Member. 3 Friends. 20 People are a friend of your friends. 38 people who are a friend of your friend’s friend,” answered K-9.

“Small world,” John thought to himself as he looked at strangers who were actually more related to him than he could imagine.

“I’ll give you a kiss for one Euro,” offered a high school hottie with a big, bright smile. Read the rest of this entry »


How to evaluate the value of an online business in Romania

August 10, 2007

Through the Interactive Advertising Bureau Romania (IAB Romania), I have received several queries about how to evaluate the value of an online business in Romania. The answer is an interesting problematic. However, I shall endeavor to provide my honest opinion of the current situation. But I’m not quite sure how my colleagues in Bucharest will feel about my candor.

Below, something relevant from Bob Dylan to set the tone of my honest opinion.

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