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Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
« on: May 15, 2011, 06:18:17 AM »
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  • Here are some superstitious beliefs that I find very interesting. Although I dont believe in any of it but I still follow some of these since "walay mawala nmo kung imo nalang sundon pud" as what my Oyang told me....

    1. Wearing a diamond protects the bearer from evil-minded people.
    2. Whistling at night invites evil spirits.
    3. A lingering black butterfly is a sign that one of your relatives has just died.
    4. A wound inflicted on a Good Friday will take a long time to heal.
    5. Do not form groups of three or thirteen because one among you will die.
    6. If you give your girlfriend a handkerchief as a gift it will make her cry.
    7. When a star appears near a half moon it is a sign that young couples are eloping.
    8. Breaking something during the wedding reception brings good luck to the newlyweds.
    9. A married woman, who wears a pearl ring, will cause her husband to commit adultery.
    10.  A house frequented by black ants means that itís owner will be rich.
    11. Anyone who pays his debts at right at night will become poor.
    12. If your palm itches, it means you will soon receive a lot of money.
    13. Never sweep the floor at night or youíll lose all your wealth.
    14. If a pregnant woman's abdomen is pointed, her baby will be a boy; if itís round, the baby will be a girl.
    15. Give an expectant mother anything she craves for, or she will have a miscarriage.
    16. If a pregnant woman eats a fruit from a tree all the remaining fruits will turn sour.
    17. Don't put money on the table while you are eating.
    18. A baby who sucks on her toes means her mother will soon be pregnant again.
    19. Stepping over a child will slow his growth.
    20. Cutting a baby's eyelashes during her first month will make them grow long and beautiful.







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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
    « Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 09:08:59 AM »
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    indeed we lose nothing if we believe.  besides, we're not alone, jorgeanna.  it looks like every culture has its own superstitions.  the irish, who are said to be one of the most superstitious people, have the following: 
     
    When a hare crosses your path before sunrise, you'll have bad luck upon you for weeks.

    When you meet a red head man and then meet a woman wearing a red coat in the morning, you will be cursed with bad luck.

    When a chair falls exactly in sync with a person rising from the ground, everyone who witnessed it will be cursed with bad luck for the day.

    It is bad luck to accept a lock of hair from your lover.

    It is bad luck to give away water before you have breakfast.
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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
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  • 20 Weird Superstitions

    According to the dictionary, Superstition is an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear. There are superstitions for almost all aspects of our daily lives and most have unknown origins. Sometimes they are logical (for example, don’t walk under a ladder) but most of the time they are ridiculous. Some people can become controlled by their superstitions (such as the fear of walking on cracks) which is very unhealthy. Here is a list of 20 weird superstitions.

    1. A bird in the house is a sign of a death
    2. A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after a slice has been cut from it.
    3. Never take a broom along when you move. Throw it out and buy a new one.
    4. If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.
    5. If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it.



    6. An acorn at the window will keep lightning out
    7. A dog howling at night when someone in the house is sick is a bad omen.
    8. It’s bad luck to leave a house through a different door than the one used to come into it.
    9. A horseshoe hung in the bedroom will keep nightmares away.
    10. If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.

    11. If a mirror in the house falls and breaks by itself, someone in the house will die soon.
    12. Dropping an umbrella on the floor means that there will be a murder in the house.
    13. All windows should be opened at the moment of death so that the soul can leave.
    14. If the groom drops the wedding band during the ceremony, the marriage is doomed.
    15. To dream of a lizard is a sign that you have a secret enemy.

    16. If a friend gives you a knife, you should give him a coin, or your friendship will soon be broken.
    17. You should never start a trip on Friday or you will meet misfortune.
    18. Dream of running: a sign of a big change in your life.
    19. If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the family.
    20. It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same match.


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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
    « Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 11:20:52 AM »
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  • Here are some superstitious beliefs that I find very interesting. Although I dont believe in any of it but I still follow some of these since "walay mawala nmo kung imo nalang sundon pud" as what my Oyang told me....


    This is exactly what my mother tells me and what my titas in my mom's side say.

    Perting paspas mo ingon ahong mga titas sa Valencia, "Pwera Bujag!"


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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
    « Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 11:23:03 AM »
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  • Another superstitious belief:


    Don't walk over someone. If you do, go back and walk around that person.

    comment: I never really knew the reason for this, but I was taught to do this by my grandmother...

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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
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  • Another one:

    When going to the cemetery, be respectful. When leaving the cemetery, make sure to light dry leaves on fire and walk over the burning smoke. And don't ever look back. Walk away looking forward.

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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
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  • Another one:

    When going to the cemetery, be respectful. When leaving the cemetery, make sure to light dry leaves on fire and walk over the burning smoke. And don't ever look back. Walk away looking forward.

    When I asked my Lolo about this, he told me that it is necessary or else the spirits of the dead will follow you kono. It is a practice performed by many people and in the generations before.

    When I was in Leyte to visit my father's relatives there, i was taken to the gravesite of my great-great grandfathers and great-great grandmothers (of my father's side). Upon leaving the cemetery, my titas from leyte made sure to light the fire and dry leaves and told me to walk over it. I asked them why i had to do this; they told me the same thing that my maternal grandfather told me.

    Very interesting cultural practice.

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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
    « Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 12:13:08 PM »
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  • Sometimes they call them "urban legends"... mao ba na?  8)
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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
    « Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 12:16:04 PM »
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  • That is the perfect term. :)

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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
    « Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 04:35:11 PM »
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  • i posted it here kay lat week, nagsharing/comparing man gud mi sa akong students sa ila pud nga superstitious beliefs... and they also have nga medyo namoot ko but each country has its own beliefs and mas na-appreciate nako ang china even more ...
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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
    « Reply #10 on: May 15, 2011, 07:08:10 PM »
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  • Unsay may Binol-anon sa superstitious belief?  tinuohang bot-bot...?

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  • 7. When a star appears near a half moon it is a sign that young couples are eloping.

    Ang akong nahibaw-an nga meaning ani, kon manguyab kuno ka aning panahona, one-click ra ang baje...
    ...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

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  • Ang akong nahibaw-an nga meaning ani, kon manguyab kuno ka aning panahona, one-click ra ang baje...
    Murag mao pud ni akong nahibal an bitaw. Pero ang mutoo jud ko kay kanang himungaan nga motoktokgaok bay tawag ana ug gabiing dako nagpasabot na naay buntis nga silingan daga. Ug tinuod jud ni.
    Diri sa america mga farmers daghan pud tinuohan like dili daw ka magtanun ug friday kay di ka mahuman hehehhe.
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    Re: Superstitious Beliefs in The Philippines
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  • May pasyente ko mga 90 years old  nga amerkana naglingkod sa recliner sa iyang room
     iyang tiil  nagtuy-od sa foot rest when a housekeeper came to clean the room
     niingon ang pasyente, "Please do not  sweep under my feet, it's bad luck"
     I asked  what  will happen, mitubag  ang pasyente, " I will never get married again"... :o
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  • May pasyente ko mga 90 years old  nga amerkana naglingkod sa recliner sa iyang room
     iyang tiil  nagtuy-od sa foot rest when a housekeeper came to clean the room
     niingon ang pasyente, "Please do not  sweep under my feet, it's bad luck"
     I asked  what  will happen, mitubag  ang pasyente, " I will never get married again"... :o

    Bwahaha! Di lang diay kay superstitious, hopeful pa jud! ;D
    ...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

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  • Murag mao pud ni akong nahibal an bitaw. Pero ang mutoo jud ko kay kanang himungaan nga motoktokgaok bay tawag ana ug gabiing dako nagpasabot na naay buntis nga silingan daga. Ug tinuod jud ni.

    Patay kon usa ray silingan daga, sakspan dayon...
    ...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

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  • Bwahaha! Di lang diay kay superstitious, hopeful pa jud! ;D

    mao gyud, namasin  naay madani niya para tig-ilis ug diaper, nah..
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  • mao gyud, namasin  naay madani niya para tig-ilis ug diaper, nah..

    Unsaon na lang kon ang nadani otro pud nga ilisanan og diaper...
    ...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

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  • Unsay may Binol-anon sa superstitious belief?  tinuohang bot-bot...?

    Mga patuo-tuo. Sakto ba ni? O mga tinuohan.
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    ...than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

     

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