Superstitions are a part of Filipino culture.
These things have been passed down from generation to generation.
Superstitions are supposed to guide us in living our lives.
If you take them seriously, just don’t panic when you do these things this Friday the 13th:
Black cats are witches. They must be burned or you’ll be having a very bad day!
It mimics the carrying of a coffin towards the doorway.
You should always sleep with your body perpendicular to the doorway.
This is a cliché in horror movies, you should glue your pictures on the wall.
Your junior when you are tuli would swell even more if a tiki or tuko sees it.
It’s because your sweeping away the money instead of dust.
A black butterfly represent the spirit of the dead.
It’s bad luck. I don’t know why but trust me, shoo it away.
When a coffin is carried outside the house to the church, you should go in another direction to prevent yourself from dying next.
It’s the concept of lihi.
If you look like a pig, then your mother must have eaten lots of pork.
Gilihi ka sa baboy.
You should wear it during the wedding day.
It doesn’t matter if the dress doesn’t fit you.
It’s a sign of being a gentleman, you must impress your wife-to-be.
Mama says one of your loved ones would die if you would.
I tried cutting my nails at night then my 90-year-old grandfather died, so it must be true.
Doing the sign of the cross invokes your guardian angel.
It doesn’t save you from accident if your drunk and driving though.
They say hotels don’t have a 13th floor.
The floor just skips from 12th to 14th.
I’ll know it someday if I’m lucky enough to bring a girl to a hotel.