The Chinese are everywhere. I received the below words from a former business colleague, one that had many dealings with the Chinese.
This folk seems to be on a roll, so why not try some of their tricks. I view this as being much like playing the lottery: the odds are bad, but worse if you do not play. Like all good psychics (oxymoron warning!), this has bits of truth woven into it. Unfortunately, that deals only with the math and non-profit aspects. At least it does not require sending money to Nigeria. I followed the instructions and sent it to eight friends...who may or may not continue to be friends after receiving it. I offer it here merely for entertainment purposes...
Chinese numerology and Feng Shui for 2011 This year we are going to experience four unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11, and that's not all; Take the last two digits of the year you were born and the age you will be this year and the result will add up to 111 for everyone!!!!
This is the year of MONEY.
Also, this year, October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays & 5 Saturdays. This happens only once every 823 years. These particular years are known as Moneybag years. The proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends, money will appear in the next four days, as is explained in the Chinese feng shui. Those who don't continue the chain, won't receive. It's a mystery, but it's worth a try. Good luck to you. This only happens once in 800 years.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.