Do you belive in Buena Mano luck?

Philippines
August 16, 2009 6:52pm CST
Here in the Philippines, we are known to have a lot of superstitious beliefs. One of them is the Buena Mano luck. This is when we are the first one to buy from someone which the seller considers you as his luck to make a good sale that day. Some even believe that pregnant women gives more luck when she is the first buyer of the day. Do you believe it, or it's just mere coincidence? Thanks!
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• Philippines
17 Aug 09
Well, whenever me and my wife would go to a store, the ones without customers, usually a lot of people would come in and the store would be filled with customers. Then we laughed about it at first. We teased each other, Buena Mano tayo. Then we noticed that this happens all the time. So, I guess we believe in it.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
Hey I experience that too in another way. When I'm the first to go in a jeep, it will surely be filled.
@se7enthbird (8324)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
i am not a person who believes i nsuch things like this. but when i met my wife we sometimes go on a place were the owners will say that we are their buena mano and w e will find the place crowded with costumers. and when we come back they will tell us that we are good buena mano for their income for that day is very high. maybe it is coinsedence but when me and my wife go to stores or shops that we are the buena mano then it is very understandable for we see it with our own eyes.
@agv0419 (3027)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
I don't believe in buena mano luck I think it is only a coincidence. Filipinos believe in buena mano so sometimes they sale it cheap for the first customer so they going to have many customers afterwards. It depends on the one who believes it and I think buena mano luck works for some people but for me it's not.
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
19 Aug 09
IN singapore, we dun really believe in that though.. However, this practice can be clearly seen in bangkok for sure.. haha =D TO them, the 1st sale of the day, is a symbol of good things coming by.. As such, they are always willing to cut down on selling price, just to make sure they start off their sales.. hehe ^_^ As for pregnant woman, being the first buyer, i guess that should be quite a common thought by most shop owners, because they tend to associate good luck with it, and the baby within them.. hehe
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
I don't believe in superstitions but then I respect what other people believe in. Several times when we go to Divisoria and we are the first customers of a store, I notice that the store keeper would wave the money they received from us over the other goods on display. When I asked them why they do this, they tell me that it is for good luck. I will just smile at them and then continue with my shopping.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 Aug 09
i think everything is just a coincidence. i don't believe in this though my wife and other people here believes that pregnant women are luckier than others.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
I believe some brought it, wear it and some don't. It's a positive state of mind, vibe or aura, a good feeling and its very contagious. In the same manner as when one see a person wearing a frown it would be difficult to feel positive about it, right? So for me when one feel good the rest of the good stuffs follows.
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
17 Aug 09
I not only believe in it but embody it, as whenever I go into a store and I'm the only one there, suddenly a whole lot more people come in. In fact the fellow who owns a sandwich shop I used to frequent always gave me a discount for coming in, because he noticed that I was like the Buena Mano luck no matter what time of day it was, but he wasn't from the Philippines. I am lucky in another way too, because we moved far away from that nice restaurant, but where we are now they have a Philippine grocery market, so I can get good things to eat that aren't available a lot of places in the US. One of my favorites is that sticky dessert made from sweet rice, purple yams, and coconut milk. Mmmmmm. No problem finding curry any more either!