Sunday, January 5, 2014

UST-AB DevCom Lesson: A Portfolio of Superstitious Beliefs (Part 1) Human behavior is influenced by the phases of the moon, hence the term lunatic.

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class Monday to Friday

UST-AB Development Communication -  What is the role of Media in dealing with superstition? (Essay on whole bond, handwritten) Note: The lesson is in three parts.   

 1. Schedule weddings when the moon is at its fullest.

2. Forego your trip when a black cat crosses your path – it is bad luck.

3. Don’t clean the house at night, more so, if you sweep the dirt out of the door. You drive good luck away, (Lalabas ang suwerte.) 

4. If you get lost in the wilderness, reverse your shirt, so that you will be able find your way back.

5. One who cries every time she cuts onions means she does not love her father- and mother-in-law (biyanan).

6. Three persons in a picture means the one at the middle will die.

7. A mole (taling) on the sole indicates the person is a wanderer (gala’).

8. A mole (taling) located along the path of tears means the person is going to be widowed. 

9. Bride must never try her bridal gown before the wedding; the ceremony might not push through. 

10. Don’t hang on the window; you court bad luck. 

11. Itchy palm means you are going to have money. 

12. Keep your fingers close together and if light seeps through between them, it means you are not frugal.

13. Singing while cooking means you are going to remain a bachelor or spinster – or marry someone much older than you. 

14. A victim of maternal impression (paglilihi) loses pep (sigla) and may even get sick. 

15. You get Ascaris (bulate) if you eat uncooked rice (du-om Ilk).

16. If a pregnant woman is in labor, never sit at the center of the stair. 

17. A comet in the sky means war is coming.

18. Eat raw eggs to enhance easy delivery of your baby. 

19. A pregnant mother should not eat eggplant, else her baby will have dark complexion.

20. Tikbalang (Filipino version of a centaur) comes out when it is raining while the sun is out. 

Acknowledgement: Wikipedia, Internet photos


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