Thursday, October 30, 2008

For sale: Obama's old house!

Here's a real-estate listing you don't see every day: The former home of the next (hopefully) leader of the free world.

It's Barack Obama's former house in Jakarta, where he lived with his mom and her second husband for a couple of years while growing up. The current owner, 78-year-old Tata Aboe Bakar, doesn't really want to move out ... but everyone has a price, and if someone is flashing millions of dollars in his face, he drops hints that he's willing to negotiate.

In fact a local bar owner, Bartele Santema, already has big plans for the place - even though he doesn't even own it yet. He envisions a Dutch-style coffee house with Barack memorabilia all over the walls (a kind of political Hard Rock Cafe?), and a house coffee blend mixing Indonesian and Kenyan beans. Cute.

The aging owner, for his part, vaguely remembers mini-Barack, but only as a kid who didn't like having his hair ruffled by adults, and who once lost his favorite poodle. He should thank God for his little former tenant, though, because if current polls hold, his real-estate capital gains are about to go through the roof.

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7 comments:

Vincentius Haryanto said...

Hi, Christ...
Nice blog...
May we exchange link..? My blog is : http://www.aboutbandung-indonesia.blogspot.com
The content is all about Bandung : beautiful view, culinary foods, nightlife, historical building, excotic places, etc...
Hm...when Obama's young, he live in Indonesia....

One Simple Tech said...

Terima kasih atas informasinya semoga bermanfaat bagi semua pembaca. Kalau tidak keberatan tolong lihat article saya Indonesia Bergoyang.

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Beautiful home. More photos please.

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