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Who is Anthony De Croud?

So… I got this Chinese Proverb in my email, a powerpoint attachment from a good friend, and knowing myself not to open anything right away especially those attachments with .pps extension, I decided to just let this one have a go since the one who sent is, is a respectable friend of mine who I know wont send any emails with malicious attachments.

I viewed it in google docs, but did not download it yet, just viewed. It was a Chinese proverb, a goodluck chain letter :D. I read through the end, and got sooo curious with it, I searched on Anthony de Croud since he was the so called author/originator of this chain letter that brought goodluck to many, mind you not just so so good luck but fortunes some even worth millions of dollars… :D. Who doesn’t one money, heck even thousands of dollars would be really good for me these days… lol.

If you google search Anthony de Croud, you’ll find 44,000 results.. not bad eh. So he’s popular, and this chain letter of his has circulated the world 8 times… *whistles… I wonder how many people got goodluck and badluck, since breaking this chain letter will bring bad luck to the receiver… I think I will do a research on this one, to cut off idle time… lol.

Anthony de Croud from letter I received is a missionary from South Africa… and searching more, here’s what I found…

– he had a partner Pearlas Sandborn (in sending this letter)
– this letter started in the Netherlands
– the letter started circulating in the 20th century…
– the letter is circulating in different languages – German, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Romanian, Italian, Slovenian, Albanian, there’s even a portugist version but one receiver said it’s full of spelling and grammatical errors lol (this made me think Anthony de Croud is a linguist :D), maybe there’s a whole lot more out there, I haven’t receive one yet in my language.
– sadly Anthony de Croud doesn’t have a pic, that would really be more interesting then.

Well in this high-tech age, he did not have his own website yet… He could’ve asked some people to post comments there as a testimony of the goodluck they received from forwarding his Chinese Proverb chain letter to 20 people.And that wouldreally make it even more interesting. He could post his missionary going ons and those who have received goodluck may donate to it… since if it wasn’t for his chain letter they would not have received good fortunes, some millions of dollars others hundreds of thousands of dollars, :D.

Here’s the copy of his Chinese Proverb. (It told me to send 20, heck, that’s a whole lot of emails to spam, lol.. so I decided to just post it and who knows more than 20 may read this post at least that’ll bring me goodluck then (?)and add 1 more page to Anthony De Croud’s popularity… rofl.

ABOUT MONEY

WITH MONEY YOU CAN

BUY A HOUSE, BUT NOT A HOME.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN

BUY A CLOCK, BUT NOT TIME.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN

BUY A BED, BUT NOT SLEEP.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN

BUY A BOOK, BUT NOT KNOWLEDGE.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN

SEE A DOCTOR, BUT NOT GOOD HEALTH.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN

BUY A POSITION, BUT NOT RESPECT.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN

BUY BLOOD, BUT NOT LIFE.

WITH MONEY YOU CAN

BUY SEX, BUT NOT LOVE.

THIS CHINESE PROVERB BRINGS LUCK.  IT ORIGINATED FROM THE NETHERLANDS.

THIS PROVERB HAS GONE AROUND THE WORLD 8 TIMES. NOW IT IS YOUR TURN TO HAVE GOOD LUCK ONCE YOU HAVE RECEIVED IT.

THIS IS NOT A JOKE

YOUR LUCK WILL ARRIVE BY MAIL OR VIA THE INTERNET

SEND A COPY TO THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED LUCK. DO NOT SEND  MONEY, BECAUSE YOU CANNOT BUY LUCK, AND DO NOT KEEP IT
FOR MORE THAN 4 DAYS.

ONE MAN, GOT HIS FIRST COPY OF THE PROVERB IN 1953 AND ASKED HIS SECRETARY TO MAKE HIM 20 COPIES.  NINE HOURS LATER HE WON $99 MILLION IN THE LOTTERY IN HIS COUNTRY.

AN EMPLOYEE OF HIS RECEIVED THE SAME CARD, BUT DID NOT FORWARD IT. A FEW DAYS LATER HE LOST HIS JOB. AFTER THAT, HE CHANGED HIS MIND, SENT IT, AND BECAME RICH.

IN 1967, ANOTHER MAN GOT THE PROVERB; HE LAUGHED ABOUT IT AND DISCARDED IT. A FEW DAYS LATER HIS SON GOT SICK. THE MAN LOOKED FOR THE NOTE, MADE 20 COPIES, AND SENT THEM. NINE DAYS LATER, HE GOT GOOD NEWS: HIS SON WAS SAFE AND SOUND.

THIS CARD HAS BEEN SENT BY
ANTHONY DE CROUD, A MISSIONARY IN SOUTH AFRICA.

BEFORE 96 HOURS PASS YOU BY, YOU SHOULD FORWARD THIS MESSAGE
TO 20 OTHER PEOPLE.

YOUR LUCK WILL COME WITHIN 4 DAYS FROM THE MOMENT YOU
RECEIVED THE MESSAGE.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?

THIS CARD HAS JUST BEEN SENT TO YOU FOR GOOD LUCK.

NOW LUCK IS FINALLY AT YOUR DOOR.

SEND 20 COPIES TO ACQUAINTANCES, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY.

ONE DAY LATER YOU WILL GET GOOD NEWS OR A NICE SURPRISE.

I SENT THIS CARD EXPECTING IT TO GO AROUND THE WORLD.

SEND ONLY 20 COPIES AND EXPECT GOOD TIDINGS TO ARRIVE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

IMPORTANT:
DO NOT MODIFY THE TEXT THAT I SENT YOU. FORWARD IT EXACTLY THE WAY YOU GOT IT.

GOOD LUCK!

There goes…
It says do not modify the text, but I have done so while copying and pasting it here… lol

Want goodluck? 😛

Sumo – my dog

at this moment the dog i have now and he is a labrador retriever. I named him sumo, when he was still a puppy, he drinks milk and ate a lot all the time, and after all that drinking and eating his tummy would get so big, like that of a sumo wrestler, hence the name. the first pic is of sumo when i had him, he was four months old then.

sumo was given to us by a friend who sells dogs, i just got lucky that i had him for free since breeds like him cost a lot here, german shepherds costs a whole lot more. sumo’s mom had given birth to ten puppies, and at that time, when the owner was not able to sell all of them and she was having a problem of taking care for more dogs, she got already 6 dogs of her own.

he likes getting wet, when he was still a puppy i had put this basin beside him filled it with water and he just went in there, and played.


i never thought that he would grow so very big, i think sumo’s size is xxl, and he could be as heavy as me. sumo is two years old now, as old as my little boy, and my son sometimes would ride his back, and sumo is gentle when it comes to him, he would not to stand up right away and walk.


he is on leash most of the time as our neighbors mostly kids are afraid of him because of his size. and also i find it not safe if he is on leash, as he may come across a little child while running around and knock him or her down and get injured.

i once tried giving him a walk, but he got excited and run and he dragged me into the street, well not that long but it was embarrassing as there were some people outside that saw it, and i think i looked stupid and funny at the same time because i was down sideways while being dragged by my dog. was able to stand up and pulled him.

no one can get near our gate because of him, he would bark at the site of stranger standing close to our place. and because of his size people will not come near our house.

now i am going to have him trained, as i want him not to be leashed all the time. there are times he gets so aggressive. i wanted to make a cart for him too, that he can pull, so my 2 year old son can ride in it like a carriage =D. so far those are still plans, as i dont have the money for the trainer and the materials for the cart right now. but once i do, ill post it here too.

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Father’s Day

Father’s day is fast approaching, and most of us wanted that special gift for our dads, husbands, grandfathers, and those that are dear to us who are already dads. I have found thiswebsite, where we can do our shopping online, and I know that shopping online is the best and easiest way to go on hunting for that special gift.The site I wanted to share to you is ShopWiki.com, I checked the site out and I found that there are a wide variety of gifts to choose from there.

I know most of us are busy with a lot of things, work, home, kids, and with father’s day fast approaching we don’t need to rush buying that special gift for that special man or men in our life.Shopping online at ShopWiki.com is as easy as a clicking your mouse, just choose the gift and surprise him with it.  Check out the ShopWiki online gift guides, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to find the right gift for the right person at the right occasion. And you know what, i find that gift guide very easy and specific, just click what you want and you’ll be taken to the products page where we get to choose the most related products we are looking for.

It’s not even hard to choose what kind of gift to give, there are suggestions there that are really helpful.Think about what interest him, his hobbies,music, and you can find it all here.I even found vintage Rolling Stones T-shirts there. One absolutely good gift that I found there is the shaving kit for men, never thought there are really that many to choose from… lol, this is really good for those who are always on the go and would always wants to be neat and clean looking. For those techy men I’ve seen plenty of GPS device to choose from there, I know this one is what my man would want. Browsing from the site I found out that we can also personalize our gift or give him something that would remind him of those good old days with nostalgic gifts.At ShopWiki.com looking for gifts has never been this easy.And the best thing is we can select what we want to buy according to what our budget is.

A little something about me

A Filipino,mixed race, more than 30 years of age, married and with three kids.

A born again Christian, I believe that Jesus is the only way, and apart from Him I can do nothing.

I have become hearing impaired some 4 years ago. And since then, the internet has been my constant place of refuge. It is here where I get to meet new friends, and lost friends too. It is here where I can rant, and grumble about life’s hard situations freely. It is here where I can be happy sharing whatever ups I have in my life right now.

To everyone who will visit my page, feel free to post your opinions, and whatevers, to blogs I will be posting.

Welcome and God bless!