do you cut your toenails at night?

Philippines
March 30, 2009 2:34pm CST
i do, actually. most especially when they're in the length that i feel uncomfortable with - i have no second thoughts but cut them with my nailcutter. but - they say it's a bad luck. most do believe that it's badluck. lol. =) do you think it's really bad luck?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
30 Mar 09
i didn't understand what u meant. bad luck to cut them , to cut them at night?? i never heard of it being bad luck to cut your toenails under any conditions.
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
yes, antiquelady. here in our country, philippines, we have this superstitious belief that if we cut our nails at night - it's a badluck. i haven't trace teh origins really but many of us here believes it so. sorry if you didn't get my discussion. lol. i was sleepy when i had this made. bear with me. cheers! =)))
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
31 Mar 09
u are fine. i am a little dense at times. lol. that's interesting to know. i have never heard that. i like to know new things. you cut those nails in the daylight. lol
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
lol. you'll be surprised of much you can know about our culture. there's one belief also that my mom belives like when a person stays overnight in your home for the first time, he or she should wash the dishes for it is badluck. ahahaha!!! funny right? whenever it's me who get to spend overnight in a person's house for the first time, i really help with the dishes - out of courtesy and to appreciate the hospitality the host has given me. lol. good day to you! =)
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@Theresaaiza (9696)
• Australia
31 Mar 09
I don't take much heed on superstitious beliefs so I don't really care if I cut my nails at night. The only reason why I don't is because my eyes are blurred especially at night and the poor light just won;t make things better.
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
me, too. though there are times where i care. but just sometimes. lol. hygiene is really important. =)
• Australia
1 Apr 09
The superstitious beliefs are actually nagging at the back of mind each time I cut my nails at night. But I just don't listen! LOL
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
ahahaha!!! true. true. it can make you paranoid sometimes, right? but whenever my nails needs to go, they just have to be cut. lol
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hello totallyundecided! I actually don't cut my nails at night either it's toe nails or fingernails. My mom wouldn't let me do it because like what she said, something bad might happen.
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
your mom and my dad have something in common, superstitous. lol
• United States
31 Mar 09
hahaha..why won't they get married? lol! just kidding..
@modstar (9615)
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
Yes i do. Without second thoughts too. It would be more bad luck if your date saw my long creepy toenails. So it would be better if i cut them as soon as they're starting to grow long. I really don't believe much in supestition because i think it will just limit the things i can do like cut my toenails at night where it's more convenient.
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
so this response, somehow, is related to your discussion? hmmm... lol. the fever thing. because you're also trying to impress your date. ahahaha
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
Oh my God!I always do manicure and pedicure at night because that's my only free time to clean my nails. Actually I already heard that from older folks when I was still a young kid that cutting nails at night is really bad luck but I don't believe it because how come our destiny is based in just cutting nail at night!LOL!
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
ahahaha! that's cool because you're not only culprit here who doesn't follow those traditions. so, we're safe. lol. cheers!! =))) and happy summer too.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I trim my toe nails at night and sometimes during the day. It is not bad luck to trim your toenails at night! I think bad luck is just something made up to freak people out by other people who have nothing better to do!
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
ahahaha! i totally agree. =)
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
i remember when i was a teen my mom does not like us cutting nails at night. one time she catches we doing it and she said that it is bad to cut finger or toe nails at night. so i was asking why. she couldnt even give a logical answer. i told her so if i in the US and their night is our day.... when will i cut my finger nails. my mom just gave me a "hay naku" remark and get back to the kitchen. i mean she cant give me any reason why then there is no bad things on what i am doing. i cut my nails whenever i want wherever i am.
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
lol! "PASAWAY" but witty answer you have provided to your mom. WINNER! ahahaha!
@j47lee (743)
• Canada
30 Mar 09
hmmm.. yea.. my mom always says cutting nails at night is bad luck.. but then its just superstition.... if i need to cut... i do cut my nails at night... chinese people are very superstitious about things..
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
indeed they are. but it's part of their culture. and i think somehow, they have this influence in us when it comes to superstitious. even feng shui - most of Filipinos follow and believe feng shui. =)) how rich is our culture. lol
@underdogtoo (9600)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
I would not know if it's bad luck or not but I do know that I have bad eyesight and would have a hard time trying to cut my nails at night. Cheers!!
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
lol. just be careful and have your eyes be checked. cheers! =)))
@savypat (20248)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Is it bad luck to cut them at night, or just anytime. If you don't cut them you really will have bad luck and ruin you feet on top of it.
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
ahahahaha!!!
• Singapore
30 Mar 09
hi ya i don't cut it at night , due to I'm Chinese we believe such thing like bad luck . so after i know such thing,i never do this anymore. actually not even toenail , is all the nail we can't cut at night , only day time. but some time i got no time to cut in day ,i will live it until really long ........
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
yes, i do have a friend who's a half chinese too and they believe that superstition.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
I don't believe in those bad luck stuffs. I cut my nails whenever I have the time to and I felt that they need cutting already. I have a busy schedule and if I don't cut them during the night that I have time to cut them then I would surely have "bad luck" in the form of ingrown toenails hehe
@ionsquare (534)
• Singapore
14 Apr 09
Hi , I heard about this belief as well. Is it just toe nails? From what I know, its that you should not cut your fingernails as well a night time. Thinking back, then the salons that provide pedicure service will have no business at night if everyone is so superstitious. However, I will only cut my nails at night if its uncomfortable and half broken.
@wsk0211 (41)
• China
14 Apr 09
For us,this is a man tired of work!They only hinder I get rid of when it will consider them!
@hershiez (464)
7 Apr 09
Hahaha..I don't think it's really a bad luck. I also do cut my toenails at night. Actually, when I'm in a good mood, I also clean it. I mean, Pedicure! Hahaha..^_^
@myralmedo (815)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
hi there :) me too :D i think not only toenails even our finger nails :D i don't mind if it's night or day LOL, i can't wait for tomorrow just to think that it will gives/brings bad luck hihi (if i feel uncomfy even sometimes am about to sleep already- i get off the bed and get the nailcutter hehe)... i asked older ones regarding this they just told me that they don't know that answer/s too, it's like that ancient years before already haha but with my son i don't cut his nails at night just because i might cut his skin or whatever and be scolded by hubby LOL thanks!:) happy myLotting! Godabless!0=)
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
I have been doing this since i was young... and right now... since i work during the day... the only time i can cut my daughters toenails and fingernails and my own are during night time... after taking a bath... since that is the time when nails are soft and quite easy to cut... i don't believe that doing such a thing will bring on bad luck...
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
Hey there! No, I don't. Yeah, most people think that it's bad luck. I don't believe on it but I really don't cut my toenails at night. I do it on day time.