do you really believe that...

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Philippines
September 22, 2007 4:45am CST
do you really believe that when you point your index finger at a rainbow, you will lose your finger? what an absurd superstition. have you heard of that? when i was young, people would tell me to bite my finger so that i will not lose it. what if i bit hard, i would have lost my finger if i bit it! crazy people and crazy superstitions. please comment. thanks!
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@eprado (1470)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
Hello spoiled311, I don't believed that when I point my index finger at a rainbow that I will lose it. Generally , I don't believed any superstitions at all. Growing up as a kid I have heard a lot of them from my parents and other people. Sometimes they used superstitions to scare you so you would not do certain things. Our country's culture is rich with superstitions about anything and everything. It is practically interwoven into our people specially the old ones consciousness whether we like it or not. :-)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
that is so right eprado. filipinos are so superstitious. and when it is your grandma telling you, you can't help but follow it right. crazy ideas. but i think there are superstitions in every country. they just have different versions, though. hehe
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@eprado (1470)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
Yup, I agree with you. Can't do anything about it specially if its the Granny's whose talking. Lolz :-) Just have to keep quiet and respect it. I just smile whenever I hear one every now and then. I bet you remember lots of them like: Do not sing while you are cooking or you will end up widowed (at least that is the version I heard), or do not move around changing places in the table while eating, you will change husbands, or in other words divorce and marry a number of times. And one of my favorite and least understood is the one when you open an umbrella indoors, a centipede (which I assume is the equivalent of an alupihan) will fall down from the ceiling. Don't you just love it. :-)
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• Philippines
22 Sep 07
hahaha that's right eprado. some of the superstitions you listed: 1. Do not sing while you are cooking or you will end up widowed (at least that is the version I heard) - yeah, i heard this one and sometimes when i would catch myself singing when i was still single, i would stop and bite my lip. gee, imagine how superstitions can hold us in prison.! 2. do not move around changing places in the table while eating, you will change husbands, or in other words divorce and marry a number of times -- hmmm...i haven't heard of this one. 3. well, there is no sweeping the floor at night. 4. don't go playing at 3 o'clock in the afternoon so as not to disturb the engkantos (spirits) 5. do not step over someone's legs or they will not grow tall. 6. jump 3x during new year so that you will grow taller. well, i did not, and i am 4'10". so shouldn't i have followed it? hahahaha
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@jackxav (660)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
Hehehe.My grand mom also telling me before that if i point my index finger at the rainbow,i will lose my finger.And because im still kid that time when ever i can see rainbow i really dont point it with my finger but i point it with my mouth hehehe.so clever girl.god bless you spoiled.
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• Philippines
22 Sep 07
well you are not alone jack. i did point at the rainbow with my mouth for some time until i realized what a big joke it was. bless you, too, Jack! take care!
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@disvachic (10120)
• United States
22 Sep 07
Hey spoiled311.This is the first i've heard of that.My kids have pointed when they were younger becuz they were amazed and nothing ever happened.lol i can say i believe in some superstitous stuff like putting your purse on the floor will keep you down.i never put my purse on the floor. disvachic
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• Philippines
22 Sep 07
hahaha right disvachic. that is why it is crazy. i think superstition is like gossip. a person starts it, and then spreads it around. then people believe it even if it's not true. and people, who are afraid of bad luck, would try to make sure that they believe it. i think it is more like people wanting to be secure in their lives that they would rather believe in those things. hahaha now, i havent heard about that one that about putting the purse on the floor. well i don't either. not for any other reason. hahaha
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@Dolcerina (3378)
• Hungary
22 Sep 07
No, I have nevere heard about it. And..let me check...as I see I still have all of my fingers....1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,...9 10. Yes. I 've got all.
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• Philippines
22 Sep 07
hahaha you sure? count again. hahaha that's funny dolcerina. you have made me laugh just now. i had been frowning quite a while because i felt bad with my husband. hehehe
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@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
22 Sep 07
I have never heard that one! All superstitions are absurd, I think.
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• Italy
22 Sep 07
I'v enever heard of it OO and if it was the truth, now I'd be without fingers xDDD
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@ian1010 (459)
• Philippines
24 Sep 07
i haven't heard of that