This is the email I received, it would be fascinating reading under different circumstances. [email protected]
is the the current identity. He also sent a 'copy' of the stop payment order which came straight from the UAE government. The name listed on the letter is Samuel V Berndtson. I can't quite figure out how to copy it yet.....
How are you doing? Your mail did put a smile on my face even though I am going through a rough time. It seems these Arabs are putting foreign contractor through “HELL” I really don’t know how words could probably explain what I’m going right mow cos it is giving me a headache. This wasn’t suppose to come out but if I’m going to be in a relationship with you, the list I could do is be honest and try not to hide anything from you no matter what may be. I’m suppose to have my face filled with smile but instead it is filled with sadness, we had an agreement with these Arabs that our payment for the project should be remitted before the project is completed but it seems they are taking a different turn as it is now which is really upsetting me at this point. Can you believe my payment was actually released by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi as agree but a stop order was issued on the payment so basically now my payment is pending. The Arab Government is requesting a 3% tax on the amount before it will be set for immediate released into my account. This was a total shock to me and it came when I list expected. The 3% tax amounted to US 360, 000 and I do not have up to that amount cos I did put most of my funds in this project and I’m glad everything is going on well except for the tax amount which is really bothering me now and it will affect me a whole lot if the payment is being called back, with the help of my colleagues a total of US 265, 000 has been raised but leaving a balance US 95, 000 to complete the amount and I have a limited time in sorting this out or my funds will be called back and I definitely do not want that to happen which was why I also tried applying for a loan at their local banks here in the UAE but was refused because I am a non-residence and with what just happened to the American Ambassador; I am scared and don’t want anything bad to happen to me while here until I get back home. I don’t know how you will take this and do not mean to upset you in anyway but I will honest and tell you now that I’m not trying to take advantage of our relationship and have no intentions what so ever to so such now or in the future and that I assure you. I know this might not be the right time to ask for a favour but I have no other option that to drop my pride and go ahead to ask anyway, with the hope that it doesn’t get you upset. Please sweets; if there is anyway you can be of assistance to me please let me know for I could really use a helping hand at this point and you can be rest assured that I will pay you back in full which I’m willing to put a writing for your perusal. I do hope you understand my situation. Thank you for giving me a reason to believe in love again, weather or not you are able for the tax doesn’t matter cos it sure does not make me love you any less. I hope this does not spoil your day; I need to get to work for we are supposed to round up pretty soon.
Stay safe ok? So I will meet you in good health.
"Going through a rough time now, can I ask you for a favour?" Sent 2 days before the above email.
Sent Sunday 2/10/13
From Sam Vignal
How are you doing? Hope you had a good night rest? Thanks for touching base with me, I look forward to your mail.
Sent to me on 2/10/13
How was your night? The rascals said “HI” talking about the name, it was just a random name I decided to call them due to the way they always play around with each other, lol. They all live in the states but not with me, we actually come together while working on a project but do not live together. Talking about simplicity and wealth, they are some wealthy people out there, both men and women who don’t act the same, some can be rich and still play around with their old friends while some will have the behaviour towards their old friends simply because he or she is not as rich as he or she is too, I have seen people change because of wealth which I will say is not a good thing because they let the riches/wealth control them rather than them controlling the wealth, enough about that for now.
You must wonder why I called you sunshine; I just can't get the picture of you off my mind. I felt like giving a hug, lol. Just as the sun, lights up the earth, you light up my life. The only one I have met, with a heart so bright. Just seems like yesterday, you came around my way, you changed my whole scene right away, with your outstanding personality. The only reason this was possible is because you must have portrayed yourself well and you have been yourself. That is good, because if I ever fall in love with you for beauty, I wouldn’t walk more than miles to see more beauty, If I love you for wealth, I wouldn’t walk more miles to see more, If I love you for smiles, I would see more in tv,lol But the only thing I can fall in love with is you, that cant be gotten by anyone else because its being YOU! That is absolutely what no one can ever be. Like I said, it takes a life time to try knowing the reason why you feel the way you do with some people. The answers are never there, trust me, the day relationships starts falling is the day people can figure out the exact reason they have loved each other. Life is boring if perfect. Life is worse when there is nothing to change about anything.
The balance in life is based on the facts that, there must be thieves and criminals for the police to remain employed,. The medical practitioners would run out of business if we are all hale and hearty. The legal practitioners would die of boredom if there aren’t offenders. If everyone are vegetarians, Oh my! Guess how many people would not earn a living. If everyone is rich, wealth would be meaningless. Who would do the laundry? Who would drive the car? who would guard who? Who would keep whose money? lol. The essence for this short word is that, if you can read the meaning in this. You are my woman for sure. The moral of the speech is that. We were all created for each other. There is much fun in helping. We can all be better if we accept the fact that we can’t live without each other. The world would be a better place if we can start accepting things we can’t change. Because, the only constant thing in life is, CHANGE! Sitting here thinking about you, brings out a part of me that loves everything,lol.
I have a proposal for you this wonderful day. Because I know you at least care about me, after all you wake up to check on my mail and know if I am still alive,lol. That is something. So I want your help today. There is this woman, whom I just met, and I could be scared about how she has gotten my attention, but I would be stupid to submit to fears. I noticed that she already has a place that can not be replaced in my heart. Who could ever think of hurting such a woman who only wants happiness? I want you to help me find her and tell her, I am not known for fears. I know a journey of a thousand years start with a single step. A man who wants to fly must at least learn to stand on his feet! Tell her if she is willing, I would love to take her hands. I am a man who gives nothing or everything.
Once I have her hand, I can promise her forever. Tell her I know this is not going to be a kid walk, tell her I know there are times we would argue in future. But tell her I would teach her to know that even while we argue we would still be holding hands. Because there are many sides to a coin. Tell her life is short, but we can make paradise out of it. Tell her worries have become mine, because i do not really know how she has done it. Tell her, that coming across her was by chance, communicating with her was by choice, but then falling for her is beyond my control.
You know where to find her my dear, just go to your dressing mirror and you would find her staring back at you,lol. Pls look into her eyes and speak this to her for me.
And this one seems to one a favorite of his, i got it 2/8/13 along with a pic of a lovely group of people having fun:
How was your night? Thanks for sharing with me how your day went. There is no better way of starting my day. Thanks for the lovely mail, I always have a smile on my face when ever I see a mail from you. Can you imagine how yesterday went for me? I was with the nine rascals at the quarters. Oh! I need to tell you who the nine rascals are. They are my professional buddies. We work together; we have more of a friendship relationship than Employee employer relationship. When one of us has an occasion to grace, you would be thrilled. We could act much and make a crowd laugh out their stress. There is Nelson, Bishop, Owen, Chan, Lee, John, Brian, Nekky, and mike. Nelson met Debby online while we were in Africa, then we moved out after our project. Then Chan was always getting on Nelson's nerves, but really, they have always been like that. Bishop would call them, cat and dog.
They would make fun of each other and I tell you the whole party would laugh. But today, Even Debby is Chan's best friend. After their marriage, we went to Saudi to bid for a project on one of their oil platforms. I personally logged most of my funds in the bidding's and so did many of us. It got to a point that we were knocked out by their local politics. It left us almost stranded, please don't laugh at us,lol. But somehow you wouldn't believe it , Debby did most of the work of getting our naughty asses out of there. We were disappointed that we lost big, but as humans, we don't know God has a bigger plan for us. Just the week we got back to Europe, we got this biggest project of our career in Dubai. We were bidding for a 7.5 million gain project and we got a gift of over 12 m,lol.
Most of my colleagues still have this envy in them, but as it is , I did not make myself but God did. When we went back to the states to finalize nelson's wedding. We met her family. My dear, they had us for days and the old man did not want the rascals to go. They impacted so much into their lives. Even the man calls on us like a father time to time till now. What I know is that, we were able to get people's love , not because of wealth but because of our simplicity. That is one thing that can never be compromised in life. So yesterday, I gave them an exclusive on how i met this woman who has become a screen saver on my mind, and they were thrilled, saying they can’t wait to meet her. They promised they had a bet on who would be closer to her. can you believe that. They all said, Hey .....pls put up her pic in the main room,lol.
I can’t wait to finish this project ASAP so I can come show you how much I can steal your heart, Let us see if you can resist this Happy man! LOL. The day was fun cos we left early. And I start visualising how soon I can see my woman.
So tell me, do you think you have listened to your heart? Listen to it and you will find out how much you can gain! I am just a man who wants my best friend with me. Someone I can look at and smile for no reason. Someone I can’t wait to get home to be with. Someone to hold in my arms and whisper to her ears. someone to run my fingers through her hair. Someone who is never afraid of telling her deepest thoughts to me. Someone who sees me more as her twin.
What do you think?
By the way, I hope you too took your profile off the market,lol. I attached a pic for you, the lady in blue is Debby while the guy behind her happens to be Nelson. I hope you like it.
How was your night? Thanks for sharing more about you with me, I am glad we are on the same page about this and I want you to know that I am not all about the outside beauty of a woman but the inner beauty, what is all about and what she can bring to the table. Honestly, you are doing something special to me in your own way and I like that, lol. I mean after all these years; I never would have thought I might not have the possibilities again of having my dream woman, my partner, my best friend and co pilot. I'm talking about fate here - when feelings are so powerful it's as if some force beyond your control is guiding you to someone who can make you happy beyond your wildest dreams. It doesn’t scare me anyways because truly, Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship. It's not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end. The inevitable truth is, if it is meant to be, our hearts will find each other when we meet. And if our hearts melt together so will our bodies and souls. Then every word and every touch will fuel our passion flame. I will be yours, you will be mine, and we will be one.
Haven to wake up every morning by 6 for work; working from then till late at night, yet being able to be distracted by this woman. I have over 300 labourers here, both skilled and locals, yet all could notice a new glow on my face. LOL. Nelson; a colleague of got married almost two years now. He found his woman on the net and to be sincere, he inspired us. I would love to find my woman first, then building a home would start from there. I am being true to my feelings, as my old friend would say, Never question if you are in love or not, because if you were you wouldn't need to ask. So the best of men, would accept what they feel without questions, because truly, Love and death cant be escaped, no one can tell, when, how, or where. It is never too early or too late.LOL.
What is more important to you the love you share, the memories you have or the lover? Give love a chance to swallow you up. Don't just think it will happen in a instant, it will surprise you before you know it, but it will be the most rewarding experience you will ever have.
If you are as open minded and simple as me, I can promise you that the sky would be the limit.
And this one from 2/4/13
How was your night? Thanks for the beautiful pic; I am glad you like the one I sent you as well. Reading from you makes me feel like we have known each other a long time, I really havern’t had time to do some sight seeing and take a couple of pics but as soon as I am done with this project I will find time to do some sight seeing and take a couple of pics for you as well. I guess I am getting addicted to my email because the first thing I did when I got to work was to check my laptop for an email from you and there it was so I thought of taking my time to write you back. My name should be changed to smiley face because that is what I have been doing since I opened up my email. I get a good glow on my face just waking up to read from you. I knew something was missing since I haven’t smiled all morning till now,lol. I was almost late for work this morning, I woke up late, I think I am becoming restful again, maybe I could sense something good ahead of us. Honestly, I just need a woman to hold me before I am old. Absolutely I have come to know that we spend the most of our life seeking for the secondary needs, while our primary needs are left unseen.
We have worked so hard and attained some wealth right? but for what purpose? To be realistic, except if you just want to be known as a rich person, wealth means nothing if you have no best friend to share it with. All the millions are useless indeed. How much do we need to eat? How much do we need for shelter? How much do we need for daily fun? Excess and excess leads us to vanity. But for few of us who value the simplicity, we sure would do well in finding happiness. As I always say, money can buy a good bed, but never will money buy sleep. It can buy the best diamond watch, but can never buy time, It can buy piles of books, but cant buy knowledge. It can buy food, but not satisfaction, Money can buy sex, but can NEVER buy love. I want true joy and happiness. I want my woman to have power over my moods, she can make me smile in all weather.
I am glad that I could get your attention my dear. You have a special thing in your heart, and I intend to find out what it is. It could take a lifetime to figure, but I don’t mind,lol. Please tell me about your ideology of life my dear. It would be lovely to hear the voice behind this emails so I am also ready to take this to another level,let me hear the voice of an angel. Be warned I have been told I have an unsorted accent, but sexy,lol. Please provide me with a number to reach you on.
I have attached some of my pictures along.
But wait, there's more! 2/4/13
How are you? Thank you for I really appreciate this consistent communication and for taking your time in telling me about your self. I will say it is a sign of will, and I tell you where there is a will there is success ahead. I believe we both know that Love is not a destination but a journey and this is a journey that takes two to walk. I mean two souls who understand ahead that they aren't in for a kid walk, and what they have ahead is the most important mission in life. A place meant for true people. It is a place called joy and happiness.
My son Jason who is 27 moved to the UK with his girlfriend of 7years so he can be close to my mom. He has been in the UK for about 7 months now but I do make sure I talk to him everyday to make sure he is doing fine. Both my mom and my son along with his girlfriend are planning on visiting me when I get back to the states. As I could remember, as a kid I was a very cute one,lol. One whom many bullies would target, but only to realise there is a tough side to me. I could make a sober person dance. I could affect one with my smile. I grew up having older friends. Many would confide in me. To tell you, I am a type that doesn't judge. No matter how dirty you may be, just come clean to me, and I will give your support.
There is no Mr right until we make him right. A relationship is never about how much at the beginning but how much we could make it grow into. My old friend and pastor would tell me, if you aren't ready to feel or look stupid, then don't fall in love ,lol But sincerely that is the bitter truth. When I lost my wife, he told me that the fact that something good ends doesn't mean something better can’t start. Can you prove that right? I have come to realise that , let a man write a better book, let him preach a better sermon, let him sing the best of songs, let him gain wealth beyond dreams, he is reduced to nothing except he has a woman to call, my wife, my best friend and co pilot.
My usual saying and I am known for it, is that, Life is simple, for those who take it simple. I don't like to complicate things; there is joy in every situation if you know the right angle to look it from.
My mother is old now but can still sing, can you believe that? lol. I attached a picture of her as well. Now she can’t wait to have a proper family, and I can’t wait to have a happy home too. After my last project here in Dubai, UAE, I am quitting field works. Any other job would only require my attention from my home office wherever I go. I want to spend the rest of my life having fun. I would still say I have no home because I have no partner to come back home to. Would you stand by me to build a home? Would you smile at me when I look tense? I don't need a super model, I rather need a very good friend who knows when I am tensed just by looking into my eyes and a super woman. The whole world may be mad at me, but if you are smiling at me, I would care less.
I say, who says we can’t pick rags and turn to riches? Who says we can’t design our own paradise together.
It is workable just walk by my side; please send me a picture of your beautiful self.
Loving thoughts, "
And then there is the classic:
How are you? I got your email and I am glad you did write me. My flight was great; can you believe I was actually thinking about you while on the plane? Lol. I thought of using this medium in telling you about me. My name is Samuel Berndtson. My dad is of Swedish origin while my mom is an Ireland woman though lived most of her life with my dad in Stockholm, Sweden which is where I was born and raised. I am the only child of both my parents; my dad was an international business man who travels a lot while my mom was a house wife. My mom never talked much about her family but did make quite a lot of friends around the neighbourhood while we were still in Stockholm and everyone liked her cos she is down to earth woman. My mom was actually an orphan whose only family were close friends, when she first met my dad there was something about the man that no woman could ever resist, sometimes she says she sees same in me, lol. During my father's global movement, I was left to live alone with my mom. I did most of my schooling in Sweden; I even went to Stockholm University but later left to study Civil Engineering, with specialization in mining and Geotechnical Engineering in university of calgary Alberta; where I got the first degree and later moved on to join my folks in the UK where my dad later relocated to with my mom; Tottenham to be precise. I did like it there though cos of their British accent which I thought sounded sexy, lol. We lost my dad to stroke in 2002. My mom said that only thing making her smile right now is that she has me and I do remind her so much of my him.
About my job, I am a Civil Engineer; I do mostly contract jobs which can last for a particular period. I have worked with about 4 different companies including Chevron; So far my job has been going on pretty good. I have a group of colleagues I work with as well, will tell you more about them later. Let me explain to you what it is that I really do for a living. I design things like roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, or water supply and sewage systems. It’s not an easy job though because I must consider many factors in the designs, from the costs to making sure the structure will stay intact during bad weather. Many civil engineers manage people and projects. A civil engineer may oversee a construction site or be a city engineer. Others may work in design, construction, research, and teaching. There are many specialties within civil engineering, such as structural, construction, environment and even transportation. Civil engineers usually work in areas where there is lots of manufacturing and businesses. I often work at construction sites. Sometimes we work in places that are far away from cities. Some times I tend to travel out to execute a job. Hope I am not boring you too much with my job thing, sorry about that.
More about me; I'm real easy going, extremely patient, I enjoy music (especially Country, slow rock, gospel), sports, movies and life. I enjoy a good meal with good conversation, my favourite colour happens to be blue. I love Red wine and my favourite food is Chinese; not really a big fan of sushi cos I like my food cooked, lol. A romantic evening for me would be a quiet meal at a nice restaurant and an easy walk hand in hand. I am passionate, loving, respectful, open minded, honest, man that appreciate a lady of character and integrity. I don't consider myself to be high maintenance but appreciates quality.
I moved to Richmond, Virginia after I lost my wife to cancer 6 years back which is basically the reason why I moved up here cos I just couldn’t live in the house cos it brings back memories. Sorry it wasn’t included on my profile; my apologies. The present project I am working on happens to my last on the field but will be working from home while my men do the field operations. I think I really have gotten to the height cos I embraced work for so long trying to get over my late wife but realized it was time for me to move on. I just want to spend the rest of my life enjoying the fruit of my labour. I just want a woman who would be my best friend and everything, someone who understands the value of a good smile, someone whom we would still love each other more as the days pass by, even when we can’t make love anymore.
I will be looking forward to reading from you, so we can chat and get more acquainted.
This was 1/26/13 and I think was the first non-Match.com email
Moderator edited to delete personal information, add quote boxes and spacing. ~Bubbles
Hi there beautiful,
How is your day going? Please accept my apologies for I should have written you earlier but I was actually getting prepared for a business trip to the UAE. My flight leaves for 3pm in the afternoon tomorrow; if you are not too busy tomorrow may be we could meet for coffee before my trip. I am very happy you did write me back and I definitely would not want this to be the end of our correspondence. I will be gone for about 3 weeks though it would be a great idea to use this medium in getting to know more about each other so that meeting in person when I get back won't be that difficult. I just wanted to know if this ok with you. I will be looking forward to your reply.