Crazy engaging too – there’s always a surprising new hobby (kite-surfing being the latest), life theory, funky sexual encounter story or with the fact that he’s got an MBA from a top 10 US university but believes in zodiac signs. Chris (Bulgarian name = Hristo) uses both logic and emotion to explain anything super difficult in a simple way (and that, damn it, takes loads of brain matter).
One of my best, and long-standing friends, with him I’ve had some of the best conversations and Nutella-and-icecream-smothered pancakes in my life. We’re connected by going together to our first salsa class, ordering the same pizza like 20 times and him carefully cutting it in the smallest byte-sized pieces (because I hate cutting pizza and he’s a total gentleman), being part of the same NGO, his brother working together with me for a while, one of my good friends becoming his girfriend, countless movie nights, and talks about business, personal finance, sales and marketing.
We manage to meet only once every year or so, but had a great couple of days together in Boston this summer, when we went for a shopping spree, and with his new jacket and watch, I made a little portrait session, which I love, because amongst all else, he’s a great model too – and he gave me all his “typical” faces. See him naughty and nice, angelic and diabolic, streamlined and broken, working and playing. And though I belive he’ll soon be the CEO of a very lucky company, what I most love about him is that he’s the CEO of his life.