Saturday, March 3, 2007
Sunday Scribblings: Superstition
This Sunday Scribbling prompt brought me back to some childhood memories in the Philippines (especially my grandma)...
Growing up, I have heard many superstitious beliefs from my grandparents..even my parents. They sound silly now but we kept many of them until I was old enough to know it's not true...like "don't do to bed and sleep when your hair is wet or else you'd get blind" or "don't sweep the floor with the direction going out of your house to your door because you'd sweep your luck out - so sweep going in and just use a dust pan to pick up the dust"
I can think of several more...but one thing that is funny now, but not funny then...are the myths about the "aswangs" (ghouls and vampires). And one superstitious belief I clearly remember is that "aswangs are afraid of garlics. They cannot stand garlic" so you can just imagine how much garlic I keep in my room at night when I was a child :).
I found one entertaining article about Filipina wives and supestition...and how western husbands should deal with it :)
For a more interesting take on Superstition, go to Sunday Scribblings. The garlic photo above is taken from Wikipedia, where Aswangs are discussed in detail.