Money, Luck and Patience

No that’s not what you need when filing for an annulment in the Philippines. Since divorce is not allowed in this pre-dominantly catholic country, annulment is the only recourse for failed marriages. This process is so complicated and granted very seldomly, and one needs to come up with very serious reason/s why the marriage should be declared null and void, as if it never existed. Incidentally, the most common ground people use in their annulment cases is insanity. Well, nothing strange with that I guess. I mean, living in a marriage made from hell will surely drive you nuts!    

Anyways, those three words in the title of this entry are what you need if you want to win a Nobel Prize, at least according to Gerhard Ertl, this year’s recipient of The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2007. This dude laid the foundations of modern surface chemistry pioneering precise experimental techniques important in the chemical industry like in production of artificial fertilizers, catalysators for clean exhaust and fuel cells.

I was listening on P3 radio a while ago and they broadcasted the telephone conversation with him when they called him up in his office in Germany. When asked in German what does it take to win a Nobel Prize, the 71 year old professor emeritus said you need the three Gs: Geld, Glück and Geduld. The german words for money, luck and patience.

Patience, I have. Luck comes to me every now and then.
But Money?

Oh, Houston we got a problem!

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21 Responses to Money, Luck and Patience

  1. HairySwede says:

    Hey maybe with a little patience and some luck you’ll get that money.

  2. MOGLi says:

    @HairySwede: That’s true! I just need to have some luck when I buy my next Triss lotto! hahaha!

  3. Lol.. the money will come some day… yeah, I´ll be looking for you then 😛

  4. hehe javisst, och det där med redheads låter jag vara osagt 😉 Night!

  5. Åh, tack Mogli! Blir så glad av att höra dig, och jag har sett att du skivit ett mail om att “du har läst” mitt mail i alla fall 🙂 tackGodnatt, sov så gott! KRAM/Mysticá

  6. crackgrrl says:

    And from what I hear, the most common in the US is “we never had sex”… I might have to use that one myself one of these days… 😀

  7. Agnes says:

    Jo jag är ju tydligen det….suck. Aha, då vet jag 🙂 Ännu en fråga, hur kommer det sig att det blev Sverige? Och får man fråga vad du gör i dit labb? Eller sånt kanske är hemligt föresten.. aja 2 frågor blev det iaf :PGodnatt (för nu ska jag verkligen sova)

  8. MOGLi says:

    @crackgrrl: oh c’mon! i don’t believe you’re not getting any. your guy must be blind or what??? he is just probably stressed with work or sumthin’…

  9. crackgrrl says:

    haha… yep, but not from the hubby, we don’t even live together!!! and getting divorced in the state of NY takes an eternity!

  10. MOGLi says:

    @crackgrrl: oh i see! now that’s naughty, dear. you’re really living up to your moniker. hahaha!

  11. Tack mogli för det du skrev till Mia 😛

  12. Pernilla says:

    Hej & tusen tack för ditt inlägg angående ramar kring smileys och bilder. Gjorde som du skrev och Voilà – borta!!! Som de har stört mig.Tack!

  13. MOGLi says:

    @Pernilla: det var så lite! varsagod! 🙂

  14. ja, jag vet vad du menar. Retar mig mkt på sådana personer också.. Morr 😛

  15. för att ta det på ditt valda bloggspråk: u remind me of someone i used to know

  16. Angelica says:

    Tack så mycket =)Hoppas du haft en bradag å kväll =)

  17. Anna says:

    Du, det låter helt ljuvligt… Har du avslöjat vart du är född ännu? Här har det ju ofta en tendens att regna horisontellt istället för vertikalt, det blåser ju alltid så hysteriskt i Göteborg 😉

  18. MOGLi says:

    @Miss Ambivalent: If you’re also in Göteborg, it could be me. I once lived in a student corridor somewhere in Masthugget. 🙂

  19. nej vi känner inte varandra, der är jag säker på, du bara påminner om någon och det är fint.

  20. well om man gör a pussy (haha i crack my self up) thing som att vägra mig nåt sånt, ja då är man ganska vräkt från mitt liv.

  21. MOGLi says:

    @Miss Ambivalent: was the pun intended? coz it’s really funny! hahaha!

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